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Apr 4, 2016
MONTROSE, Colorado (AP) — Keith Carey is a gunsmith in Montrose, a town with a frontier flavor set amid the rocky mesas of western Colorado. He's a staunch, though soft-spoken, defender of the right to bear arms.Yet now he's also a willing recruit in a fledgling effort to see if the gun community itself — sellers and owners of firearms, operators of shooting ranges — can help Colorado and a...
In West, region of guns and suicide, outreach to curb deaths
By DAVID CRARY, Associated Press | Apr 4, 2016MONTROSE, Colorado (AP) — Keith Carey is a gunsmith in Montrose, a town with a frontier flavor set amid the rocky mesas of western Colorado. He's a staunch, though soft-spoken, defender of the right to bear arms. Yet now he's also a willing recruit in a fledgling effort to see if the gun community itself — sellers and owners of firearms, operators of shooting ranges — can help Colorado and a swath of other Western states reduce their highest-in-the-nation suicide rates. "Suicide is a tragedy no matter how it's done," said Carey, whose adult daughter killed herself with a mix of alcohol and antidepressants a few years ago on the East Coast. However, he sees the logic in trying gun-specific prevention strategies in towns like Montrose, where guns are an integral part of daily life. "It's very expedient for people to commit suicide by a firearm, without too much forethought," Carey said. "Unfortunately, it's generally effective." So at the urging of a local police commander, Carey agreed last year to participate in the Gun Shop Project, a state-funded pilot program in which gun sellers and range operators in five western Colorado counties were invited to help raise awareness about suicide. It's a tentative but promising bid to open up a conversation on a topic that's been virtually taboo in these Western states: the intersection of guns and suicide. The counter in Carey's tiny shop — where he repairs horns and woodwinds as well as guns — now displays wallet-sized cards with information about a suicide hotline. A poster by the door offers advice about ways to keep guns out of the hands of friends or relatives at risk of killing themselves. "Consider offering to hold on to their guns or to help store their guns temporarily," the poster says. "You may save a life." Carey says some of his customers take materials home, or ask a few questions. But the conversations tend to be brief. "Suicide is one of those morose subjects that a lot of us don't want to talk about," he said. "But it's all too common. I believe any method of suicide prevention is worth a good hard try." ___ Across the U.S., suicides account for nearly two-thirds of all gun deaths — far outnumbering gun homicides and accidental deaths. In 2014, according to federal data, there were 33,599 firearm deaths; 21,334 of them were suicides. That figure represents about half of all suicides that year; but in several western Colorado counties, and in some other Rocky Mountain states with high gun-ownership rates, more than 60 percent of suicides involve firearms. A map of state suicide rates reveals a striking pattern. Along with Alaska, the states with the highest rates form a contiguous bloc of the interior West — Montana, Idaho, Wyoming, Nevada, Colorado, Utah and New Mexico. All have age-adjusted suicide rates at least 50 percent higher than the national rate of 12.93 suicides per 100,000 people; Montana's rate, 23.80, is the highest in the nation. Between 2000 and 2014, gun suicides increased by more than 51 percent in those states, while rising by less than 30 percent nationwide. Theories abound as to why residents of this Western region kill themselves at such high rates. Commonly cited factors include the isolation and economic hard times that are prevalent in rural areas of these states. A University of Utah psychiatrist, Perry Renshaw, contends that the lower oxygen levels of higher altitudes contribute to elevated suicide rates. There's also widespread belief that a self-reliant frontier mindset — admirable in many circumstances — deters some Westerners from seeking help when depression sinks in. "We embrace the cowboy mentality," says Jarrod Hindman, director of Colorado's Office of Suicide Prevention. "If you're suffering, suck it up, pick yourself up by your boot straps. But that doesn't work very well if you're suicidal." Underlying all these explanations is the fact that firearms — the most effective of all the common means of suicide — are more ubiquitous in the West than in most other parts of the country. Catherine Barber, a suicide prevention expert at the Harvard School of Public Health, says numerous studies show that residents of gun-owning homes are at substantially higher risk of suicide than other people — simply because a suicide attempt is more likely to involve a gun and thus prove fatal. According to federal estimates, suicide attempts involving firearms succeed 85 percent of the time, compared to less than 10 percent of attempts involving drug overdoses and several other methods that often allow a suicidal person to reverse course. "It's not that gun owners are more suicidal," Barber argues. "It's that they're more likely to die in the event that they become suicidal, because they are using a gun." ___ Colorado's Gun Shop Project is modeled largely after a program pioneered in New Hampshire a few years ago; it's now being tried in Nevada and a few other states. Barber helped design the initiative and hopes that constructive collaboration on firearm suicide prevention can spread nationwide. "In the past, people shut up about this issue because they thought raising it meant raising the issue of gun control," she said. "It makes so much more sense to look at gun owners as part of the solution: Gun owner groups have a strong tradition of caring about safety." The Colorado project is being expanded this year from five counties to nine, including San Miguel County, home to the Telluride ski resort and some of Colorado's most spectacular mountains. In a two-week span in late February to early March, the county of 8,000 people recorded three firearm suicides. Hindman, who oversees the Colorado program, said that when he joined the state health department in 2004, talking about the role of firearms in suicide was discouraged. It's still a sensitive topic, he said, but some funding has materialized for gun-specific initiatives. One of Hindman's strategies is to emphasize the toll of firearm suicides, which run more than 5-to-1 higher than gun homicides in Colorado. "Homicides and mass shootings are tragic," he said. "But the vast majority of gun deaths are suicides, and we don't have that conversation." In Montrose, Police Commander Keith Caddy has been around guns since childhood as a hunter, lawman, firearms instructor and licensed gun seller. Now he's doing outreach for the Gun Shop Project — and most of the businesses he has visited agreed to display the suicide-awareness materials once they were assured it wasn't a gun-takeaway program in disguise. "Is it doing any good or not? That's a tough thing to quantify," Caddy said. "It's my duty to protect the community I serve. If I can go out there and spend a little time talking to the gun shops, maybe the reward will be saving someone's life." In Grand Junction, western Colorado's largest city with about 60,000 residents, the outreach was assigned to Dave Fishell, a local historian and author who knew most of the shop owners. He's a gun aficionado and collector who has made his own bullets. Fishell says he has another important credential — for many years he battled serious depression, to the point where he contemplated suicide and three times put himself into a psychiatric ward. "Maybe it's part of my mission in life," he said. "When people ask, 'Do you know what I'm going through?' I say I do." During those episodes of severe depression, he placed his guns in a safe and gave the key to his wife — the kind of precaution he'd like to see more people consider. Yet he also remembers thinking that if he did kill himself, it should not be with a gun. He didn't want to contribute to giving gun owners a bad name. At the gun shops he visited, several owners declined to display the materials and expressed skepticism about playing a role in suicide prevention. "I can see that point of view," Fishell said. "But making people aware is a first step." ___ Throughout the region, prevention efforts are fueled to a large degree by people who've lost loved ones to suicide, often involving firearms. Cindy Haerle, a teacher and board member of the Grand Junction-based Western Colorado Suicide Prevention Foundation, grew up in "a real gun family" in Salida, Colorado, and had her own gun by the time she was 5. But she gave up shooting after her brother John, a high school football star and later a sniper in Vietnam, killed himself with a pistol in 1980 at age 29 after prolonged struggles with depression. "Nothing is as final as a gunshot," said Haerle, who was 13 at the time. Jim Doody, a former Grand Junction mayor and city councilor, serves on the foundation's advisory board. He talks movingly about the suicide of a close friend, Matt Townsend, in 1989 at the age of 33. They'd met in 7th grade at a parochial school — "We drove the nuns crazy," said Doody — and stayed close through high school and thereafter. But adulthood proved challenging for Townsend, who took painkillers after a motorcycle injury. He told Doody at one point, "I think I'll blow my brains out someday." Doody says Townsend called him late one night, drunk but seemingly in good spirits, just a day before killing himself with his brother's handgun. Even 27 years later, Doody feels some guilt for not picking up clues that his friend was on the brink of suicide. Doody has joined in the recent appeals to gun owners to keep their weapons out of the reach of those at risk of suicide. "Have we made a difference?" Doody wondered. "We won't ever know about a life we might have saved." Andy Mills, who works for an energy company in the northwest Colorado town of Craig, lost his 15-year-old son, Austin, to suicide in 2010. Mills blames himself for not ensuring that Austin couldn't find the handgun that was kept in the house, and he now supports the Gun Shop Project's suicide prevention outreach. Firearms remain a part of the family's life, however; Mills replaced the gun that Austin had used with a different model. "My wife and daughter-in-law, we've all talked about it," he said. "They understood the need, as our protection and our right as gun owners, to still have a gun at home." In Fruita, a few miles west of Grand Junction, high school teacher and gun-rights supporter Jami Jones talked about two people she knew who fatally shot themselves in recent years — a mechanic who had seemed devoted to his two young daughters, and a 15-year-old girl who was a classmate of Jones' own daughter. The man used his own gun; the girl used a gun she found hidden in her mother's bedroom. Jones depicted guns as a fact of life for western Colorado — she has a concealed-weapons permit and joins her husband in hunting and target shooting. But she says gun owners need to think about suicide prevention. "What's your plan?" she said. "We've got to keep the children safe and the people who are mentally ill safe." In a region of ruggedly beautiful peaks and canyons, the high suicide rates puzzle her. "I don't really know why," she said. "You look around: We're in God's country." ___ Suicide presents a distinctive challenge for shooting ranges: Occasionally, someone will rent a gun, then use it to commit suicide at the site. At the Family Shooting Center at Denver's Cherry Creek State Park, there have been three such wrenching incidents, including two since Doug Hamilton began managing the range in 2004. One involved a young man upset by post-divorce problems; the other involved identical twin sisters from Australia who shot themselves with rented pistols — one died, the other survived. Hamilton is open to letting his staff get some suicide-prevention training, though he's unsure it would help. Those who killed themselves at his range exhibited no signs of stress beforehand. "How do we identify a bad apple who's about to go over the edge, and get them the help that they need?" Hamilton asked. "Suicide prevention brochures aren't something that anyone's going to pick up who has come out to our range to kill themselves." In Grand Junction, a Gun Shop Project poster hangs on the bulletin board at the Rocky Mountain Gun Club, a state-of-the-art shooting range with sections for pistols, rifles and archery. The general manager, Josh O'Neal, says safety is a high priority; there's a video system providing live views of all the ranges. Yet he's not confident of avoiding an onsite suicide attempt. "We all feel in the back of our minds it's a question of when, not if," he said. "We're not psychologists. A lot of unstable people are good at hiding that." The challenges facing shooting ranges are familiar to Dr. Michael Victoroff, a physician in the Denver area whose leisure-time passion is competitive shooting. He's a certified firearms instructor and was at the Family Shooting Center in Denver when one of the suicides occurred there. "Nobody wants that," he said. "It's bad for your soul, it's bad for business, it's bad for the sport." Due in part to that incident, Victoroff has become increasingly engaged in suicide prevention, and serves on a state working group seeking to raise awareness of the issue among primary-care doctors. He also has provided firearms instruction to Jarrod Hindman and other suicide-prevention specialists. Differing from some gun enthusiasts, Victoroff asserts emphatically that the presence of a gun in a household is "an enabler of suicide." "It's a myth that people would just choose some other means if they didn't have a gun," he said. "There's a particular attractiveness about suicide with a gun... It's by far the most effective means." Victoroff belongs to the American Medical Association and the National Rifle Association, and has qualms about both. "The medical community has been content not to know anything about gun culture and gun safety," said Victoroff, who offers presentations trying to bridge that knowledge gap. As for the NRA, he'd like to see suicide prevention highlighted in its training materials. Over the years, firearm suicide has not been a high-profile issue for the NRA; it worries that the topic might be used to advance a gun-control agenda. Though the NRA has no position on Colorado's Gun Shop Project, it has endorsed a bill in Washington state encouraging gun dealers to participate in suicide prevention efforts, said spokeswoman Jennifer Baker. The NRA views suicide as a mental health problem, she said. "The goal is to prevent it regardless of how people kill themselves." ___ The intersection of gun culture and mental health is complicated. And it's personal for Ed Hagins in Montrose. Deputy director of a local mental health center and active with the county's suicide prevention coalition, he had a cousin who fatally shot himself. Beyond that, Hagins says he has suffered from depression for much of his life, including instances as a teenager when he considered suicide. As an enthusiastic gun owner who enjoys target shooting, he's leery of proposals to deny gun rights to people diagnosed with mental illness. "I meet that criteria," he said. "That's one of my biggest fears — legislation that I can't have a gun." It's personal, too, for Ken Constantine, owner of Elk River Guns in Steamboat Springs. "I don't want to sell a gun to someone to commit suicide," he said. "That happened once in this shop — it weighs on me." He recalled the sale of a handgun to a woman several years ago: "She seemed completely normal. No telltale signs." But he learned later from police that the woman, within a week of purchasing the gun, killed herself with it. Having been through that experience, Constantine is troubled by the Gun Shop Project's offer of training for shop employees so they can better identify customers at risk of suicide. "I won't assume the responsibility of a mental health professional," he said, suggesting instead that therapists in the area should get permission from their at-risk patients to temporarily place their names on a private list of people who shouldn't acquire guns. But that approach has been tried and doesn't work, said Tom Gangel, director of a mental health center serving the area. "We have asked patients who we think are really in danger, can we give their names to gun shops or they can self-report, but only one or two have done that," Gangel said. "In our area, not very many people want to give up the right to be able to go buy guns." The local Gun Shop Project is coordinated by Meghan Francone, who constantly reassures gun owners and sellers that the outreach program poses no threat. She got involved after her 15-year-old brother-in-law, Austin Mills of Craig, fatally shot himself in 2010. "Keep your guns. Keep a dozen. I don't care. But please make sure they are locked and out of the reach of someone who's in crisis," she said. "I'm not asking any gun shop owner to be a psychologist. I'm asking them to be their brother's keeper." ___ Follow David Crary on Twitter at http://twitter.com/CraryAP
Mar 11, 2016
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — John Harbaugh picked up a life-sized cutout of himself and set it next to an undersized likeness of his younger and taller brother, Jim Harbaugh."Jim!" he shouted. "Who's taller?"The brothers, the Baltimore Ravens and Michigan coaches, were in their hometown Friday and soaked up every moment.Moments after razzing his brother, John hugged a high school classmate."Is...
The Harbaugh brothers enjoy a day and an honor back home
By LARRY LAGE, Associated Press | Mar 11, 2016ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — John Harbaugh picked up a life-sized cutout of himself and set it next to an undersized likeness of his younger and taller brother, Jim Harbaugh. "Jim!" he shouted. "Who's taller?" The brothers, the Baltimore Ravens and Michigan coaches, were in their hometown Friday and soaked up every moment. Moments after razzing his brother, John hugged a high school classmate. "Is anyone coming?" John asked Marg Pollock. Yes, a lot of people showed up and paid $100 per ticket to hail the Harbaughs for the athletic department's fundraiser. The Harbaughs and their father spoke at a coaching clinic earlier in the day at Michigan, informing and entertaining 2,000-plus coaches. Later, they went across the street from the Big House to get inducted into the Pioneer Athletic Hall of Fame. Jim Harbaugh changed out of his game-day gear — khakis with a blue pullover tucked in and a blue hat — and into a suit for the induction ceremony. "When you come back to where you grew up, where you became a man, this moment is something you'll remember for the rest of your life," John Harbaugh said. "This honor means more to me than anything." Of course, he would probably acknowledge beating his brother three years ago to win the Super Bowl when Baltimore beat the San Francisco 49ers 34-31 was pretty special. That day, and result, was referenced at least twice by the brothers, with Jim Harbaugh mentioning it as one of the many things they did together. "I think we shared the same room for 16 years of my life," Harbaugh said to about 500 people who were seated around tables on a basketball court. John Harbaugh, who graduated from the high school in 1980, played football with his younger brother, who was a sophomore, toward the end of his senior season. And, they connected for a play their father fondly recalled nearly four decades later in part because of how his wife, Jackie, reacted. "Out there at Hollway Field it was cold and wet and damp," said Jack Harbaugh, who was a Bo Schembechler assistant when his sons were growing up. "Jim threw a pass and John caught a post route for about 15, 20 yards. And over the PA, 'That pass was thrown from Harbaugh to Harbaugh for 15 yards' and Jackie had tears running down her face." No tears seemed to be shed Friday as the brothers walked down memory lane. "I remember getting hurt and missing the first seven games of the season," John Harbaugh recalled. "Jim came in as a quarterback as a sophomore and was killing it, playing great. And then getting a chance to finally play the last two weeks and catching a couple passes was pretty cool." The only relatively serious moment of the day came when John Harbaugh backed his brother, whose innovative ideas have caught the attention of and drawn criticism from conference commissioners and NCAA President Mark Emmert. "They're having a hard time being students and doing what students want to do," Emmert said when asked about Harbaugh taking his team to Florida during spring break. John Harbaugh said that's one of the foolish things that have been said about the way his brother is leading. "The president of the NCAA — I'm my opinion — he probably regrets a lot of what he said," John Harbaugh said. "There are a lot of things to be worried about in this world, this country, and if you're going to take a moral position on something and you're going to take a stand for what's right, I don't think it's spring break." Jim Harbaugh said he has heard some people referring to the program he's leading becoming like a circus. And, he doesn't mind. "We take that as a compliment," he said with a smile. As much as the brothers tease each other, they clearly are close as their words and body language showed while talking about going into the Pioneer Athletic Hall of Fame. "It's like so many things we've done together," Jim Harbaugh said. "We've done a lot of cool stuff together. "This is a shining star day." ___ AP college football website: http://collegefootball.ap.org ___ Follow Larry Lage at http://www.twitter.com/larrylage and follow his work at http://bigstory.ap.org/content/larry-lage
Feb 21, 2016
Gary Armbruster is a partner at MA+ Architecture, which employs 20 people, including four architects, two interior designers, a marketer and several project managers who are working toward their architecture licenses.
Executive Q&A: Oklahoma City architect builds long career planning educational facilities
By Paula Burkes Business Writer firstname.lastname@example.org | Feb 21, 2016When Oklahoma City architect Gary Armbruster joined Meyer Architects fresh out of architecture school 19 years ago, the firm, which was founded by now retired architect Paul Meyer in 1968, numbered five and mostly handled church projects with some educational facilities. Today, the firm — rebranded MA+ Architecture in 2005 when Armbruster was named a partner — employs 20, including four architects, two interior designers, a marketer and several project managers who are working toward their architecture licenses. It nearly fully focuses on school projects, with a smattering of church facilities work. Meanwhile, some things have remained the same. Take the firm's location at 4000 N Classen and the classic Herman Miller conference table and chairs in which Armbruster interviewed years ago. From those same chairs, Armbruster, 46, sat down recently with The Oklahoman to talk about his life and career. This is an edited transcript: Q: Where'd you grow up? A: In southeast Texas on the Louisiana/Texas border, about an hour and half east of Houston, in the town of Orange, which then had a population of roughly 25,000. My father, who has 37 years service with Phillips Petroleum, worked as a plant manager there. At age 90, he now lives in an assisted living facility about five minutes from us in Norman. We lost my mom to Alzheimer's when I was 29. My dad's second wife died of the same disease. My only sibling — a sister — is 19 years older and still lives in Orange. I was my parents' surprise child. My sister's children — my nephew and niece — are three years and five years younger than I, so they were like a brother and sister to me growing up. Q: What was your thing in high school? A: I made all-regional choir and was active in theater. We had a great drama coach. Our first musical my freshman year was “Oklahoma,” which I thought was pretty telling. Q: As a native Texan, why'd you choose OU for college? A: My dad's boss at the plant was an OU grad, so my whole life I heard him talk about OU. Meanwhile, my dad made it clear I was going to college; I was the first person in my family to attend. My father retired a few years before I graduated high school and when I went off to OU, they moved back to Oklahoma (My parents grew up in the Sayre/Elk City area.), ultimately settling in Norman to be near me. Q: When did you decide to become an architect? A: My father pushed me toward pharmacy or dentistry, but I earned my undergraduate degree in sociology — the study of groups and individuals, which has come in handy with my work with boards. I always loved architecture, and went directly from undergrad to architectural school, which my wife, Julie, basically supported us through. As an undergrad, I worked for a woodworking shop on campus that poured study lap desks, which were big with sororities and fraternities then. Q: What are some the projects of which you're proudest? A: In the past 15 years, we've completed over 100 projects at Southwestern Oklahoma State University in Weatherford, including the Pioneer Cellular Event Center. We designed the new $20 million Norman High School, and handled the $45 million rebuilding of Canadian Valley Technology Center after the tornado destroyed it. We've done work at McGuinness High School and several projects for Mustang Public Schools, including an event center, new high school, two fifth- and sixth-grade centers and the football stadium. We're also the master plan architect for Yukon Public Schools, and through MAPS for Kids, have completed seven projects including the rebuilding of Taft and Speegle stadiums. Q: You speak to many groups about school safety. Tell us about that. A: Following the Sandy Hook Elementary shootings in Newtown, Conn., I was the only architect appointed by Lt. Gov. Todd Lamb to the 2013 Oklahoma School Security Commission. It was an ad hoc group that spearheaded four or five bills that legislative session. But since then, I've spoken across the nation about school safety, including the need for secure entry vestibules, where visitors must enter through an administrative area where they check in and are badged, and security doors that school officials can lock down from the inside with a push of a button. Several of us here also volunteer for Safe Schools 101, where we go to schools and assess the best areas for students to take refuge during a tornado.
Note: This is a continuation of a column series that began earlier this month.Only Columbus and I have truly felt the thrill of true discovery.He found America. I stumbled onto NFL football.That epiphany opened up a continent of wonder for me.One by one, my mind — and heart — voraciously devoured all the information I could find on football.Even though this was in the days when internet meant a...
OPINION: Kresimir, where have you gone?
Mike Tupa, Associated Press | Feb 10, 2016Note: This is a continuation of a column series that began earlier this month. Only Columbus and I have truly felt the thrill of true discovery. He found America. I stumbled onto NFL football. That epiphany opened up a continent of wonder for me. One by one, my mind — and heart — voraciously devoured all the information I could find on football. Even though this was in the days when internet meant a bad volleyball return and our black and white television offered a total of five channels — and only three of those came in clear — I found my insatiable hunger for information mostly satisfied by the newspaper sports pages and magazines, as well as the relatively little television had to offer. And, then my vistas expanded to other sports. In the winter I discovered college basketball. And, Kresimir Cosic. Don’t worry if you don’t’ recognize the name. You’d have to be well older than 50 to remember seeing Kresimir play for the Brigham Young Cougars. He was — in some ways — a pioneer, as perhaps the first (or one of the first) foreign exchange players in college basketball with an immediate and tremendous impact. Standing at nearly seven-feet tall, Kresimir also was a free spirit in the frenetic and non-contiguous flow that is college basket. He was just as likely to launch a 40-footer, while jumping up and shooting from his heels, as he was to stick in a layup. And he was good. And he was my first basketball hero — and the reason I fell in love immediately with the sport. I still recall vividly the experience of that night. My mom had an old, square, white, analog radio alarm clock — measuring about six inches tall and a foot across. I twisted the dial until I landed on the tail end of a BYU basketball game. The BYU play-by-play guru — Paul James, who I mentioned earlier in this series — gushed about Cosic had shot perfectly. The forward, who hailed from Yugoslavia, had made 7-of-7 from the field and 4-of-4 from the charity stripe. I barely knew anything then about basketball. But, I learned quickly. By the March of 1972, Cosic — whose talented cast of teammates included future NBA referee Berne Fryer — had helped guide the Cougars into the NCAA tournament. Their first round opponent? A Long Beach State team, which featured All-American Ed Ratliff and up-and-coming head coach Jerry Tarkanian. The game turned out to be a feisty, ferocious battle most the way. But, I believe Cosic fouled out with several minutes left and Long Beach State won by 10 points. Cosic never really got a decent chance with the NBA. He returned to Yugoslavia and became one of that nation’s top basketball officials, and I believe he coached their national team. He passed away in the early 1990s, somewhere in his mid-40s. I sighed and I cried. A link to my boyhood sports magic severed. In the spring after I discovered football, I began following Major League Baseball. For no more substantial reasons than I already felt an affinity to the Minnesota Vikings, and my great-father having been a fan of Harmon Killebrew, I adopted the Minnesota Twins as my favorite team. During the entire 1971 season, I typed out the standings, the winning pitchers, losing pitchers, home runs and other stat information every day, and kept each sheet in manila envelopes. I still have them somewhere. At that time, we lived in a house with a bar near our television and every Saturday, I stretch out prone on the bar and watch the NBC Baseball Game of Week. The baseball broadcasting team of Curt Gowdy, Tony Kubek and Joe Gargiola became welcome voices every weekend in our home. Blast from the past Following is an excerpt of an E-E article from 2001. SAPULPA — Kelly Evans has hit big buckets in her varsity career — but none more important than her fourth-quarter deuce Tuesday night in enemy territory. The Bartlesville High School junior coaxed in a spinning lay-up in the fourth quarter to help spark the Lady Bruins to a 40-35 win against Sapulpa in girls varsity basketball. Evans’ bucket gave Bartlesville a 30-29 lead and energized Bartlesville to the key conference victory. The Lady Bruins (10-5) improved to 7-2 in Frontier Conference play — keeping their hopes for a championship nourished. They also picked up their 10th win overall of the season, the fastest a Lady Bruin team has posted double-digit victories for approximately a decade. Tuesday’s victory didn’t come easy — but it was worth it. Sapulpa had strided out to a 14-8 lead in the first quarter and clung to a one-point bulge at halftime, 20-19. The Lady Bruins opened the second half scoring with a putback by Jennipher Moody off an offensive rebound. Sapulpa nailed a three-pointer seconds later. The teams continued to trade buckets through a good part of the third quarter, answered jab for jab. Still early in the period, Tiffany Alford’s tight man defense pressured Sapulpa into a turnover. Amanda Warehime stole the ball from the rattled Lady Chieftain and brought the ball to the Bartlesville end. Meanwhile, Alford hustled down to the baseline and was in position to take a pass from point guard Audrey Thompson and nail a jumper to tie the game, 23-23. Warehme buried two free throws with about 4:20 left in the first period to trim a three-point Sapulpa lead to one, 26-25. 000200000B09000006DCB03,After Sapulpa stretched ahead by three again, 29-26, Thompson fed Warehime underneath for a turnaround bucket to push Bartlesville to within one point again, 29-28. That was the score at the end of the third quarter as Sapulpa missed three lay-ups in a frantic scramble under the Lady Chieftains bucket in the waning seconds. Bartlesville opened the fourth quarter with ball possession, but missed its first shot. Sapulpa turned the ball back over, which led to Evans’ lay-up shot, which spun on the rim and fell through the cords for a 30-29 Bartlesville lead. Sapulpa came back and answered quickly to regain the lead, 31-30. After the Sapulpa bucket, Warehime alertly sprinted toward the Lady Bruin end and caught the long pass and scored the lay-up. Bartlesville would never relinquish its lead again. Alford swished a 16-footer from the right angle with 5:02 left to pad the lead to three points, 34-31. When Sapulpa missed a long shot on the other end, Warehime went up and fought three Sapulpa players for the rebound. She dumped the ball to Evans on the back wing to bring up court. Both teams endured a brief scoring drought the next few minutes with Bartlesville’s three-point lead holding. The Lady Bruins nearly doubled their lead with 2:18 left when Alford got a lucky bounce on a six-footer from the right baseline, 36-31. Sapulpa, which had gone scoreless most the fourth quarter, finally creased the cords again with 1:50 remaining on two free throws. After Bartlesville turned the ball over, Sapulpa took another chunk out of the lead on two free throws with 1:01 remaining, 38-35. Crunch-time now reared its ominous head. ——— ©2016 the Bartlesville Examiner-Enterprise (Bartlesville, Okla.) Visit the Bartlesville Examiner-Enterprise (Bartlesville, Okla.) at www.examiner-enterprise.com Distributed by Tribune Content Agency, LLC. _____ Topics: t000003183
Baseball Spencer Ard, Weatherford (Redlands) Cole Ballinger, Edmond North (Cisco College) Justice Beck, Southmoore (Ark.
High school sports: College signing list
From Staff Reports | Feb 6, 2016Baseball Spencer Ard, Weatherford (Redlands) Cole Ballinger, Edmond North (Cisco College) Justice Beck, Southmoore (Ark.-Fort Smith) Chase Bridges, Sterling (USAO) Joe Buckendorff, Heritage Hall (Dodge City CC) Jace Christopher, Westmoore (Westminster) Brendan Ezell, Heritage Hall (Seminole) Austin Feathers, Sapulpa/Independence CC (NSU) Braidyn Fink, Westmoore (OU) Cade Fulton, Mustang (Eastern) Coy Hacker, Blanchard (Redlands) Jacob Hammer, Mustang (SW Christian) Wade Haugen, Weatherford (Redlands) Chandler Lipe, Edmond North (Seminole) Tanner Long, Blanchard (NOC-Tonkawa) DeShawn Lookout, Westmoore (OU) Haddon McIntosh, Community Christian (USAO) Bryce Milligan, Blanchard (OCU) Dakota Morse, Muskogee/Independence CC (NSU) Braxton Mwok, Westmoore (Clarendon) Wesley O'Neill, Ponca City (NOC-Enid) Jordan Payne, Mangum/Cowley (NSU) Shelby Sherrill, Southmoore (SW Christian) Tyler Stephens, Blanchard (Redlands) Nolan Sturgeon, Broken Arrow (NSU) Clay Teel, Hammon (USAO) Blake White, Southmoore (SW Christian) Jay Whitson, Weatherford (Redlands) Hayden Woolsey, Mustang (SW Christian) Brendan Yates, Putnam City West (Independence CC) Brandon Zaragoza, Westmoore (OU) Boys Basketball Kristian Doolittle, Edmond Memorial (OU) Tre Evans, Edmond North (Old Dominion) Jakolby Long, Mustang (Iowa St.) Kellen Manek, Harrah (ORU) Dashawn McDowell, Southeast (SMU) Lindy Waters III, Norman North (OSU) Jaedon Whitfield, Boise City (OPSU) Girls Basketball London Archer, Putnam City North (La-Monroe) Lauryn Blevins, Claremore (NSU) Jamie Bonnarens, Cache (Cameron) Katy Boyles, Community Christian (USAO) Areanna Combs, Putnam City West (OSU) Alyssa Cox, Ringling (USAO) Chelsea Dungee, Sapulpa (OU) Raley Farquhar, Victory Christian (OBU) Darian Hill, Harrah (USAO) Jaden Hobbs, Alva (OSU) Hayli Hoffman, Edmond North (USAO) Kelsey Johnson, Washington (UT-Arlington) Isis Lane, Putnam City North (Texas Southern) Morgan Meacham, Heritage Hall (Fla. Gulf Coast) Andi Pierce, Garber (W. Illinois) Kaci Richardson, Westmoore (OBU) Alexa Scott, Norman North (ORU) Paige Serup, Edmond Memorial (Samford) Megan Shelton, Plainview (OC) Sydney Stout, Bixby (Arkansas) Aliyah White, Anadarko (OBU) Aaliyah Wilson, Muskogee (Arkansas) Cross Country/Track and Field Ean Beyer, Norman North (OU) Carter Bradford, Yukon (Tulsa) Hanna Fergason, Chickasha (Pitt St.) Emily Gardiner, Southmoore (Wichita St.) Breonna Hall, Millwood (Tulsa) Matthew Leedy, Carl Albert (St. Gregory's) Daisha Reece, Norman North (Rogers St.) Rylee Rich, Marlow (OC) Daisy VanMeter, Henryetta (OBU) Morgan Williamson, Durant (SOSU) Football Anthony Adams, Westmoore (Baker, Kan.) Sherman Addi, Apache (NEO) Tyler Addison, Westmoore (Briar Cliff) Tyler Adkins, Tulsa Union (Pittsburg St.) Samuel Akem, Broken Arrow (Montana) Jaylon Alexander, Tulsa Memorial (NEO) Abe Anderson, Metro Christian (UCO) Landon Anderson, Stratford (OBU) Chandler Anthony, Tuttle (North Texas) Dustin Anthony, Edmond Santa Fe (Drake) Grant Appelberg, Skiatook (Pittsburg St.) Austin Archey, Poteau (Missouri Southern St.) Joshua Arnold, Collinsville (OBU) Hayden Ashley, Tulsa Kelley (OBU) Josh Autaubo, Lincoln Christian (UCO) Levi Bagwell, Meeker (OBU) Kelby Bailey, Anadarko (Air Force) Tyler Banta, Carl Albert (Emporia St.) Roger Barcheers, Poteau (SNU) Isaac Barham, Bartlesville (NSU) Jalen Barkus, Shawnee (Southwestern, Kan.) Jamal Barkus, Putnam City North (NWOSU) Cade Baumann, Walters (NEO) Blake Benham, Stilwell (NWOSU) Jayden Benway, Altus (NWOSU) Blake Berryhill, Tuttle (NEO) Taven Birdow, Altus (Air Force) Tariq Bitson, Tulsa Washington (NEO) Tyler Bowman, Antlers (Evangel) Marcus Brent, Tulsa Washington (NWOSU) Brendan Brown, Midwest City (UCO) Jordan Brown, Stillwater (Tulsa) Tyler Brown, Lexington (OSU) Tiller Bucktrot, Stroud (Tulsa) Manny Bunch, Roland (Tulsa) Calvin Bundage, Edmond Santa Fe (OSU) Bryan Burns, Lawton MacArthur (NEO) Nyc Burns, Berryhill (OSU)* Lonell Burris, Choctaw (NEO) Clay Burt, Liberty/NEO (South Alabama) Rico Bussey, Lawton Eisenhower (North Texas) Brock Byford, Edmond North/NEO (Pittsburg St.) Trey Cabbiness, Norman North (OBU) Brock Calfy, Temple (SWOSU) Keats Calhoon, Victory Christian (UCO) Ronald Cavers, Shawnee (Southwestern, Kan.) Maurice Chandler, Lawton/NEO (Arizona St.) Quintahj Cherry, Muskogee (Missouri Southern St.) Brandt Chitwood, Alex (UCO) Dreyvon Christon, Putnam City (NEO) Jarviear Christon, Lawton MacArthur (NEO) Sterling Claphan, Chickasha (OPSU) Mike Coats Jr., Edmond Santa Fe (Lamar) Devin Cochran, Hilldale (Evangel) Chris Cohen, Millwood (NSU) Antonio Cole, Edmond North/NEO (Utah St.) Caleb Colvin, Owasso (NEO) Dalton Cooper, Tuttle (SWOSU) Micah Cooper, Madill (Henderson State) Percy Craig, Del City (Langston) Alex Criddle, Tulsa Edison (Purdue) Caleb Crites, Colcord (UCO) Grahme Croslin, Behthany (Missouri Baptist) Jevonte Cross, T. East Central/Sam Houston St. (Mo. Southern) Ke'Landus Culoton, Coweta (OBU) Drew Dan, Checotah (New Mexico St.) Alec Davidson, Lincoln Christian (UCO) Jordan Davis, Broken Arrow (Ark.-Monticello) Worenn Davis, Midwest City (NEO) Travis DeGrate, Putnam City (Victor Valley CC) Jackson Denny, Norman North (OBU) Bo Denny, El Reno (NWOSU) Breyden DeSpain, Oologah (Central Arkansas) Dakota Diessner, Durant/NEO (UCO) Cole Dixon, Sand Springs (NSU) Daulton Esmeyer, Owasso (Harding) Tony Evans, El Reno (NWOSU) Keenen Ferrier, Oologah (Missouri Southern St.) T.J. Fiailoa, Lawton MacArthur (La. Monroe) Mason Fine, Locust Grove (North Texas) Laben Fisher, Skiatook (NWOSU) Trenton Fletcher, Fox (OBU) Landon Forman, Kingfisher (NEO) Rowdy Frederick, Broken Arrow (Tulsa) Brendon Franklin, Broken Arrow (Pittsburg St.) Charles Gaines, Edmond Santa Fe (NEO) Gavin Garner, Newcastle (NWOSU) Chandler Garrett, Mustang (Wyoming) Jace Garrison, Davis (OBU) Romero Gatewood, Norman (Victor Valley CC) Scotty Gilkey, Tulsa Edison (Eastern Illinois) Daniel Glenn, Sapulpa (SOSU) Hunter Gnose, Skiatook (Fort Hays St.) R.J. Goodman, Midwest City (NEO) Steven Gordon, Okla. Christian Aca. (Baker, Kan.) Jacob Goss, Edmond Santa Fe (NEO) Kavon Graham, Owasso (NEO) Qemar Gray, Bartlesville (NWOSU) Karson Green, Madill/NEO (Iowa State) Colton Grove, Maud (OBU) Troy Gunckel, Hilldale (Evangel) Marcheenan Hair, Lawton (NEO) Dillon Hall, Edmond Santa Fe (NEO) Tripp Hall, Tecumseh (OBU) Butch Hampton, Piedmont (Western Michigan) Jordan Harbin, Bixby (NEO) Cameron Hardesty, Norman North (Evangel) Jonathan Harris, Tulsa Washington (SWOSU) Jacob Harrison, Seminole (SOSU) Jared Harvey, Ponca City (Baker, Kan.) Caleb Hash, Shawnee (NSU) Riley Hathhorn, Broken Arrow (NEO) Dyllan Haworth, Weatherford (Emporia St.) Jordan Hearon, Sapulpa (SOSU) Josh Herman, Tulsa East Central/NEO (Idaho) Nathan Herring, McAlester (NSU) Justice Hill, Tulsa Washington (OSU) Zach Hill, Blanchard/UCO (SWOSU) Austin Hilton, McAlester (UCO) Braden Hobbs, Harrah (OBU) Paul Hoke, Claremore (NEO) Jarron Holbert, Davis (NEO) Diamen House, Edmond Santa Fe (NEO) Ty Hughes, Jones (UCO) Gus Hull, Tecumseh (OBU) Kelly Hunter, Duncan (SOSU) Joshua Jacobs, Tulsa McLain (Alabama) Jaron James, Mannford (OBU) Zeke Jenkins, Edmond Santa Fe (SE Louisiana) Beau Jinkens, Kingfisher (OPSU) Tabor Johns, Hennessey (SWOSU) Juan Johnson, Edmond Santa Fe (Arkansas Tech) Juwan Johnson, Tulsa Memorial (NEO) Larry Johnson, Tulsa East Central (Evangel) Richard Johnson, Owasso (NSU) Dominique Jones, Douglass (NSU) Noah Jones, Southmoore (Texas Tech) Riley Julian, Marlow (SWOSU) Parker Jure, Edmond North (Cumberlands) Gage Kaiser, Broken Arrow (Pittsburg St.) Brice Kelly, McGuinness (Orange Coast College) Buck Kelly, Haskell (NEO) Tre Knight, Tulsa Memorial (NEO) Tré Lang, Haskell (NEO) Jared Lawson, Waukomis (SWOSU) Kort Lewis, Broken Arrow (NEO) Christian Littlehead, Seq. Tahlequah/OSU (Missouri Southern St.) Derek Loccident, Westmoore (UCO) Randy Lollis, Putnam City North (OPSU) Jared Lopes, Muskogee (UCO) Kobe Love, Midwest City (NEO) Terrell Love, Heritage Hall (Texas Southern) Skye Lowe, Kingston (NEO) Austin Malicott, Westmoore (NWOSU) Zeke Mammen, Edmond Memorial (Air Force) Brock Martin, Adair (Pittsburg St.) Lane Martin, Stratford (OBU) Jake Martinez, Ada (OPSU) Xavier Mason, Douglass (NSU) Easton Maxwell, Pioneer (NWOSU) Kyle Mayberry, Tulsa Washington (Kansas) Reggie Mayes Jr., Tulsa Washington (SWOSU) Garrett McBroom, Stillwater/NEO (Washington St.) Greg McCalister, Millwood (NEO) Tevin McDaniel, Heritage Hall (Air Force) Adonis McGee, Lone Grove (NEO) Noah McGraw, Deer Creek (OBU) Chaz McGuire, Lone Grove (SWOSU) Jacob McGuire, Velma-Alma (OBU) Patrick McKaufman, Douglass (NEO) Jimmy McKinney, Oologah (Kansas St.) Trent McLaughlin, McAlester (SOSU) Demarco McMichael, Elk City (NEO) Isaac McWilliams, Hilldale (Evangel) Logan Meriwether, Waynoka (NWOSU) Kiante Miles, Mustang (Macalester College) Lon'Trelle Miller, Tulsa Edison (NEO) Mason Minnix, Jenks (Arkansas Tech) Gabe Moana, Lawton Eisenhower (UCO) Hayden Moore, Duncan (ECU) Shane Moore, Eufaula (NSU) Tramonda Moore, John Marshall (OSU) Jalyn Morgan, Guthrie (SWOSU) Kobe Morgan, Dewey (NSU) Lesslie Morgan, Muldrow (NSU) Trent Morris, Inola (Ottawa) Darrian Moss, Southmoore (OBU) Kolton Mueggenborg, Kingfisher (SWOSU) Mason Myers, Chandler (UCO) Grant Newton, Edmond Santa Fe (Southwestern, Kan.) Bill Nixon, Grove/NEO (Missouri Southern St.) Trevon Overstreet, Drumright (NSU) A.J. Parker, Bartlesville (Kansas St.) Vessy Parrish, Edmond Santa Fe (SWOSU) Tyrell Paylor, Idabel (NEO) Samuel Perkins, Carnegie (SNU) Mitchell Perkinson, Edmond North (OSU)* Braxton Pickard, Edmond Memorial (OU)* Colton Piehler, Stroud (NEO) K.J. Powers, Cache (NEO) Keelan Price, Kingston (SOSU) Jordan Prince, Edmond North (NEO) Keyante Prince, Wynnewood (SOSU) Tanner Profice, Norman North (OBU) Michael Pruitt, Guthrie (NEO) JaRon Pryor, Guthrie (NEO) Austin Quillen, Jenks (Vanderbilt) Ben Raulston, Ponca City (UCO) Walker Reed, Norman North (OSU)* Dake Reese, Seminole (NWOSU) Asjon Reeves, Del City (SWOSU) Tafton Reynolds, Woodward (NWOSU) Dewayne Rhodes, Luther (SWOSU) Dunya Rice, Southmoore (NEO) Delwin Richard Jr., Edmond Santa Fe (Arkansas Tech) Jude Richardson, Norman North (Sam Houston St.) Gavin Richmond, Enid (SWOSU) Mason Rickner, Chandler (NEO) Blake Riley, Purcell (OBU) Luke Ring, Duncan (OBU) Roc Robbins, Collinsville (Missouri Southern) Logan Roberson, Harrah (OU) Bryce Roberts, Mustang (New Mexico St.) Shemarr Robinson, Tulsa Central (Tulsa) Stephan Robinson, Westmoore/NEO (Kansas) Jordan Rolin, Purcell (SWOSU) Nic Roller, Bixby (Missouri Southern) Jake Ross, Coweta (NEO) Nick Ruffin, Millwood (NWOSU) Sam Ruhl, Ardmore (UCO) Terrence Rushing, Tipton (NEO) Newton Salisbury, Collinsville/NEO (Fla. International) Demond Sampson, Owasso (NEO) Toby Sanderson, Edmond North (Central Arkansas)* Cooper Savage, Chisholm (OPSU) Dawson Schick, Oklahoma Christian (NEO) Aliik Sezer, Midwest City (NEO) Terrell Shaw, Lawton (UCO) Justice Sills, Jay (NEO) Clayton Sims, Deer Creek (NEO) Tyler Skeen, Wagoner (NSU) Austin Skelton, Poteau (Missouri Southern) Trystan Slinker, Cache (SNU) Jasper Smiley, Tecumseh (OPSU) Chase Smilley, Harrah (Baker, Kan.) Dalton Smith, Poteau (Evangel) Elijah Smith, Norman (Missouri Southern) Kameron Spencer, Plainview (Washburn) Jake Standlee, Meeker (UCO) Dillon Stoner, Jenks (OSU) Tyler Stovall, Kingston (SOSU) Isaiah Strayhorn, Shawnee (Southwestern, Kan.) Garrett Sullins, Cache (SNU) Jacob Taber, Sand Springs (Fort Hays St.) Laqurious Taft, Tulsa Rogers (Arkansas Tech) Sean Talley, Del City (Emporia St.) D.J. Taylor, Yukon (OBU) Marcus Taylor, Lawton MacArthur (NSU) Jon-Michael Terry, Victory Christian (OU) Tyler Thomas, Jenks (Harding) Corey Tipsword, Norman North (UCO) Tre Towery, Westmoore (Lamar) Kyle Townsend, Harrah (OBU) Ray Trent, Sulphur (ECU) Jaden Valles, Hooker (NEO) Desmond Vick, Westmoore (NEO) Hunter Voss, McGuinness (SNU) O.J. Walker, Ardmore (SOSU) Aaron Ward, Edmond Memorial (Orange Coast College) Braden Ward, Sapulpa (OBU) Max Wariboko-Alali, Casady (Emporia St.) Colin Watford, Prague (SWOSU) Ty Watkins, Westmoore/NEO (Middle Tenn. St.) Walter Watson, Del City (Missouri St.) Cortland Weaver, Tulsa Union (OBU) Jace Webb, Hollis (Wyoming) K.J. Wells, Idabel (NEO) Wyatt Whitmarsh, Southmoore (Lindenwood) Anthony Wilkinson, Broken Arrow/NEO (UCO) Antonio Williams, Edmond North (NEO) Austin Williams, Putnam City (UCO) Dae Williams, Sapulpa (Louisville) Darran Williams, Edmond Santa Fe (NEO) Jacob Williams, Midwest City (SWOSU) Terrell Williams, Lawton/NEO (Houston) Tony Williams, Tulsa Edison (Lindenwood) Dakarai Willis, Tulsa Washington (Arkansas Tech) Michael Willis, Broken Arrow (NEO) Jeremiah Wilson, Del City (Langston) Micah Wilson, Lincoln Christian (Missouri) Sam Wilson, Jenks (Harding) Terry Wilson, Del City (Oregon) Shiloh Windsor, Ada (Wyoming) Jackson Winrow, Shawnee (Vanderbilt) Darrius Winston, Choctaw (Baker, Kan.) Dalton Witherspoon, Moore (NEO) Cameron Wood, Oologah (Missouri Southern) Connor Wood, Owass/NEO (Central Arkansas) Blake Woodard, Newcastle/OBU (Evangel) Antwan Woods, Jenks (NEO) Keeyante Woods, Lawton (NEO) Maurice Wright, Luther (NWOSU) Jaylen Yackeyonny, Cache (NEO) Stephen Youmans, Lawton (NSU) Boys Golf Kason Cook, Hydro-Eakly (SWOSU) Hunter Laughlin, Mangum (ORU) Joseph Lemieux, Christian Heritage (ECU) Mason Overstreet, Kingfisher (Arkansas) Michael Robinson, Sayre, (OC) McCain Schellhardt, Edmond Memorial (UMKC) Jake VanHooser, Holland Hall (OCU) Girls Golf Bailey Blake, Deer Creek (SNU) Brittany Boles, Marlow (Murray St.) Mallorie Dew, Bethany (SW Christian) Taylor Dobson, Broken Arrow (Tulsa) Emily Floyd, Edmond North (SW Wesleyan) Katie Kirkhart, Hilldale (ORU) Ashlea Mahan, Southmoore (SW Christian) Savannah Moody, Eufaula (OCU) Ashton Nemecek, Purcell (OC) Emilee Rigsby, Fort Gibson (NSU) Heidi Stafford, Eufaula (SNU) Sydney Youngblood, Durant (OU) Lacrosse Christian Cherry, Edmond North (Colorado Mesa) Boys Soccer Lamar Batista, Heritage Hall (UC-Santa Barbara) Billy Culhane, Deer Creek (Tulsa) Brett Koontz, Norman North (OBU) Garrett McLaughlin, Heritage Hall (SMU) Nick Noble, Deer Creek (OCU) Parker Noble, Deer Creek (ORU) Matthew Puig, Deer Creek (Tulsa) Kian Rahmanzadeh, Heritage Hall (OCU) Ceasar Romero, Southmoore (Mid-America Chr.) Cade Summers, Norman (Oklahoma Wesleyan) Ty Tregoning, Metro Christian (OCU) Miguel Vargas, Putnam City North (SW Baptist) Girls Soccer Rebeka Abrego, Bethany (SNU) Chandler Bradley, Deer Creek (Rose St.) Grace Brennan, Edmond North (Kansas St.) Shelby Brewster, Broken Arrow (NSU) Tesia Brzozowske, Edmond Santa Fe (Cowley CC) Kelsey Bumgarner, Mustang (OBU) Hannah Burks, Elk City (NSU) Mackenzie Coupens, Deer Creek (Tulsa) Kylie Cunningham, Putnam City North (NWOSU) Nichola de Angeli, Putnam City North (Rose St.) Madison Donihoo, Mustang (Mid-America Chr.) Madison Dye, Sand Springs (NSU) Lexi Fowler, Norman (SWOSU) Aundria Gill, Broken Arrow (NSU) Allie Gordon, Westmoore (USAO) Katie Green, Broken Arrow (NSU) Julia Grimes, Piedmont (USAO) Lara Haring-Lovett, Norman (OBU) Lauren Haivala, Deer Creek (OU) Blakelee Hernandez, Bethany (SW Christian) Karlee Johnston, Edmond North (Rose St.) Jaci Jones, Mustang (OSU) Audra Keeling, Tulsa Kelley (Arkansas) Paige Lorenzo, Skiatook (NSU) Kylie Lucas, Westmoore (USAO) Mariah Nicolet, Mannford (NSU) Jade Orange, Deer Creek (Arkansas) Kylie Pyle, Piedmont (USAO) Sarah Rector, Owasso (NSU) Taylor Reed, Deer Creek (ORU) Ivanna Rivas, Edmond Santa Fe (OU) Lauren Smitherman, Heritage Hall (Illinois) Brooklynn Speis, Carl Albert (Louisiana Tech) Jordyn Thomas, Edmond Santa Fe (Rose St.) Meagan Unruh, Southmoore (USAO) Softball Mason Andrews, Westmoore (Crowder) Ashton Birtchfield, Rattan (NSU) Shea Coats, Tuttle/OC (OSU) Sierra Crick, Moore (NSU) Allison Curry, Southmore (USAO) Taylor Darst, Kingfisher (Southwestern, Kan.) Coren Davis, Edmond Memorial (Texas Southern) Elizabeth Deshields, Carl Albert (Marshall) Ashley Easlon, Northwest Classen (SW Christian) Jourdan Edwards, Piedmont (USAO) Madison Elliott, Bethel (Okla. Wesleyan) Kelsey Eropkin, Bethel (Tulsa) Macy Fisher, Bridge Creek (OSU) Allie Foster, Turner (Mid-America Chr.) Alexis Freeman, Shawnee (Seminole) Hayleigh Galvan, Sequoyah-Tahlequah (OSU) Carlee Gann, Muskogee (NSU) Brianna Glass, Tuttle (Mid-America Chr.) Carsyn Goucher, Bridge Creek (Mid-America Chr.) Nikki Herrin, Wayne (ECU) Nykiah Hines, Millwood (Grambling) Arielle James, Southmoore (Houston) Abigail Johnson, Carl Albert (UMKC) Jordan Keimeg, Edmond North (Eastern New Mexico) Kaytlyn Kizarr, Marlow (Cameron) Kori Lacy, Edmond Santa Fe (Ottawa) Allison LeClaire, Newcastle (USAO) Winslow Lybrand, Bethany (Eastern) Abby Martin, Choctaw (USAO) Halle Melone, Moore (Southern Miss) Erika Mercer, Putnam City West (Seminole) Stella Millican, Sand Springs (Mid-America Chr.) Madison Monson, Bethany (Mid-America Chr.) Corrie Moore, Marlow (Mid-America Chr.) Amber O'Bryant, Moore (Mid-America Chr.) Alexis Perry, Putnam City (Nebraska) Adrienne Phillips, Little Axe (Newman) Haley Pomplun, Choctaw (Seminole) Madi Powell, El Reno (SOSU) Cassadie Ray, Piedmont (NOC-Enid) Andreana Reynolds, Millwood (Grambling) Emily Richardson, Southmoore (Cameron) Paige Russell, Choctaw (Seminole) Britani Sanders, Mustang (USAO) Abby Sanner, Newcastle (USAO) Megan Schmidt, Choctaw (Mid-America Chr.) Jessica Schuler, Sand Springs (NSU) Kassidy Scott, Piedmont (Texas Tech) Natalie Seevers, Alva (UCO) Jaden Shores, Blanchard (OCU) Allyssa Sievert, Choctaw (Rose St.) Logan Simunek, Piedmont (OSU) Bria Smith, Edmond Santa Fe (Grambling) McKenzie Smith, Westmoore (Murray St.) Bailey Stecker, Carl Albert (St. Louis) Callie Taylor, Glenpool (NSU) Rylee Turnam, Harrah (NOC-Tonkawa) Erica Vessels, Choctaw (Garden City CC) Brittany Ward, Red Oak (Mid-America Chr.) 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Nicole Ohlde and Kendra Wecker are two of the best players in Kansas State women’s basketball history, and they have hundreds of stories to tell about their time as teammates.Together, they guided the Wildcats to unforeseen heights. Their accomplishments included four straight trips to the NCAA Tournament, a Sweet 16 appearance and a Big 12 championship. But when you ask to single out a single...
Nicole Ohlde, Kendra Wecker will never forget playing in front of record crowds at Kansas State
Kellis Robinett, Associated Press | Jan 29, 2016Nicole Ohlde and Kendra Wecker are two of the best players in Kansas State women’s basketball history, and they have hundreds of stories to tell about their time as teammates. Together, they guided the Wildcats to unforeseen heights. Their accomplishments included four straight trips to the NCAA Tournament, a Sweet 16 appearance and a Big 12 championship. But when you ask to single out a single memory from their playing days as a favorite, they focus elsewhere. What do they remember most about their time on campus? That’s an easy one — the crowds. Both are being inducted into the K-State Sports Hall of Fame this weekend. “I will never forget the Nebraska game my freshman year, the first sellout for our group,” Wecker said. “We drove up from our house and the line went all the way down past the football stadium. We were like, ‘What? This is crazy.’ We go to warm up, and, two hours before the game, they open the doors and all these fans come rushing into their seats.” “Unbelievable,” Ohlde said. “That is truly the only way I can describe it. Even playing professionally here and overseas, I look back at what we had those four years. It was incredible driving up two hours before a game and fans were all lined up. Just seeing that was mind blowing.” Ohlde and Wecker played basketball at a unique time for K-State. The men’s team struggled to find its footing under then coach Jim Wooldridge, never advancing to the NCAA Tournament, and the women passed it as the No. 2 squad on campus behind football. The women’s basketball team averaged at least 7,606 fans for home games between 2001 and 2005, climbing as high as 9,365 for the 2003-04 season. A record 13,466 fans crammed into Bramlage Coliseum for that fateful game against Nebraska in 2002, and the arena’s listed capacity is 12,528. K-State enjoyed the best fan support in the Big 12 when Ohlde and Wecker played, turning every home game into must-see material. The crowds were so memorable that current women’s coach Jeff Mittie referenced them when he came to K-State from TCU, explaining that he dreamed of coaching at a university that cared so much about women’s hoops. “We were the pioneers, if you will, of getting crowds here and getting people to follow the program and getting them to follow it religiously,” Wecker said. “It is exciting to me that we were able to build that.” Ohlde and Wecker were part of special teams built around local talent. Ohlde grew up in Clay Center. Wecker is from Marysville. They were multi-sport rivals in middle school and high school, drawing in fans from both towns when they became college teammates. They still talk about their history together. Ohlde remembers Wecker as a dynamic softball pitcher. Wecker says they used to play middle school basketball games against each other in front of packed gyms. “We weren’t the best of friends,” Ohlde said. “I think it was just, we were both so competitive and wanted to win. Then it brewed into a great relationship at K-State.” “Once I played summer basketball with her it was like, ‘OK, she is OK to be around,’” Wecker said. “She turned out to be a great person and a great friend.” Ohlde arrived in 2000 and had her number hoisted into the rafters in 2004. A 6-foot-5 power forward, she topped 2,200 points during her career. Wecker arrived in 2001 and also saw her number go to the ceiling in 2005, topping 2,300 points in her career. Both former players went on to play in the WNBA, and both keep up with K-State women’s basketball today. Wecker watched them play earlier this season at Oklahoma and liked what she saw. Ohlde approves of the program’s current trajectory. “They are moving in the right direction,” Ohlde said. “I like Coach Mittie. He is doing the right things. The team is playing hard and playing together. It’s a work in progress and the Big 12 is extremely tough, but they are on a little roll right now. Hopefully they can keep that up.” Women’s basketball attendance has dipped to around an average of 4,000 for home games in recent years, roughly half what Ohlde and Wecker grew accustomed to. The crowds may never again fill to overflow levels, but Ohlde urges K-State’s current players to push for that kind of support with hard work. “I didn’t expect that when I came here,” Ohlde said. “I had no clue. When I was 18 trying to just go to practice and survive I never envisioned anything like that. It was mind blowing the amount of support we had when I was here.” Kellis Robinett: ——— ©2016 The Wichita Eagle (Wichita, Kan.) Visit The Wichita Eagle (Wichita, Kan.) at www.kansas.com Distributed by Tribune Content Agency, LLC. _____ Topics: t000002776,t000049144,t000143260,t000002786,t000003277,t000404496,t000040506,t000404736,t000003183,t000008060,t000008056
Nicole Ohlde and Kendra Wecker are two of the best players in Kansas State women’s basketball history, and they have hundreds of stories to tell about their time as teammates.Together, they guided the Wildcats to unforeseen heights. Their accomplishments included four straight trips to the NCAA Tournament, a Sweet 16 appearance and a Big 12 championship. But when you ask to single out a single...
Nicole Ohlde, Kendra Wecker part of K-State's sports Hall of Fame induction class
Kellis Robinett, Associated Press | Jan 29, 2016Nicole Ohlde and Kendra Wecker are two of the best players in Kansas State women’s basketball history, and they have hundreds of stories to tell about their time as teammates. Together, they guided the Wildcats to unforeseen heights. Their accomplishments included four straight trips to the NCAA Tournament, a Sweet 16 appearance and a Big 12 championship. But when you ask to single out a single memory from their playing days as a favorite, they focus elsewhere. What do they remember most about their time on campus? That’s an easy one — the crowds. Both are being inducted into the K-State Sports Hall of Fame this weekend. “I will never forget the Nebraska game my freshman year, the first sellout for our group,” Wecker said. “We drove up from our house and the line went all the way down past the football stadium. We were like, ‘What? This is crazy.’ We go to warm up, and, two hours before the game, they open the doors and all these fans come rushing into their seats.” “Unbelievable,” Ohlde said. “That is truly the only way I can describe it. Even playing professionally here and overseas, I look back at what we had those four years. It was incredible driving up two hours before a game and fans were all lined up. Just seeing that was mind blowing.” Ohlde and Wecker played basketball at a unique time for K-State. The men’s team struggled to find its footing under then coach Jim Wooldridge, never advancing to the NCAA Tournament, and the women passed it as the No. 2 squad on campus behind football. The women’s basketball team averaged at least 7,606 fans for home games between 2001 and 2005, climbing as high as 9,365 for the 2003-04 season. A record 13,466 fans crammed into Bramlage Coliseum for that fateful game against Nebraska in 2002, and the arena’s listed capacity is 12,528. K-State enjoyed the best fan support in the Big 12 when Ohlde and Wecker played, turning every home game into must-see material. The crowds were so memorable that current women’s coach Jeff Mittie referenced them when he came to K-State from TCU, explaining that he dreamed of coaching at a university that cared so much about women’s hoops. “We were the pioneers, if you will, of getting crowds here and getting people to follow the program and getting them to follow it religiously,” Wecker said. “It is exciting to me that we were able to build that.” Ohlde and Wecker were part of special teams built around Kansas talent. Ohlde grew up in Clay Center. Wecker is from Marysville. They were multi-sport rivals in middle school and high school, drawing in fans from both towns when they became college teammates. They still talk about their history together. Ohlde remembers Wecker as a dynamic softball pitcher. Wecker says they used to play middle school basketball games against each other in front of packed gyms. “We weren’t the best of friends,” Ohlde said. “I think it was just, we were both so competitive and wanted to win. Then it brewed into a great relationship at K-State.” “Once I played summer basketball with her it was like, ‘OK, she is OK to be around,’” Wecker said. “She turned out to be a great person and a great friend.” Ohlde arrived in 2000 and had her number hoisted into the rafters in 2004. A 6-foot-5 power forward, she topped 2,200 points during her career. Wecker arrived in 2001 and also saw her number go to the ceiling in 2005, topping 2,300 points in her career. Both former players went on to play in the WNBA, and both keep up with K-State women’s basketball today. Wecker watched them play earlier this season at Oklahoma and liked what she saw. Ohlde approves of the program’s current trajectory. “They are moving in the right direction,” Ohlde said. “I like Coach Mittie. He is doing the right things. The team is playing hard and playing together. It’s a work in progress and the Big 12 is extremely tough, but they are on a little roll right now. Hopefully they can keep that up.” Women’s basketball attendance has dipped to around an average of 4,000 for home games in recent years, roughly half what Ohlde and Wecker grew accustomed to. The crowds may never again fill to overflow levels, but Ohlde urges K-State’s current players to push for that kind of support with hard work. “I didn’t expect that when I came here,” Ohlde said. “I had no clue. When I was 18 trying to just go to practice and survive I never envisioned anything like that. It was mind blowing the amount of support we had when I was here.” Kellis Robinett: ——— ©2016 The Kansas City Star (Kansas City, Mo.) Visit The Kansas City Star (Kansas City, Mo.) at www.kansascity.com Distributed by Tribune Content Agency, LLC. _____ Topics: t000002776,t000049144,t000143260,t000002786,t000003277,t000404496,t000040506,t000404736,t000003183,t000008060,t000008056
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Jim and John Harbaugh are being honored by the high school they attended in the shadow of Michigan Stadium.The Michigan and Baltimore Ravens coaches will be inducted into the Ann Arbor Pioneer Athletic Hall of Fame on March 11. They played football at the school in the late 1970s when their father was one of Bo Schembechler's assistant coaches.Jim Harbaugh says it's a...
Ann Arbor Pioneer High School honoring Jim and John Harbaugh
Associated Press | Jan 27, 2016ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Jim and John Harbaugh are being honored by the high school they attended in the shadow of Michigan Stadium. The Michigan and Baltimore Ravens coaches will be inducted into the Ann Arbor Pioneer Athletic Hall of Fame on March 11. They played football at the school in the late 1970s when their father was one of Bo Schembechler's assistant coaches. Jim Harbaugh says it's a humbling experience to be included in the 2016 class. John Harbaugh says he is looking forward to being in the halls of his high school and to raise money for its athletic programs. Hall of Fame chairwoman and Lorin Cartwright says inducting the Harbaughs is a perfect way to honor them while drawing attention to a fund that supports 700-plus student-athletes at the school.
Jan 8, 2016
PARADISE VALLEY, Ariz. — Post-game dancing has become all the rage in college football. Every coach and lots of prominent players have gone viral with their locker room moves. Former Alabama quarterback Greg McElroy, now an analyst for the SEC Network, was asked who has the dance edge between coaches Nick Saban of Alabama and Dabo Swinney of Clemson, whose teams meet Monday night in the...
Championship game journal: Is Baker Mayfield college football's best dancer?
By Berry Tramel Columnist firstname.lastname@example.org | Jan 8, 2016PARADISE VALLEY, Ariz. — Post-game dancing has become all the rage in college football. Every coach and lots of prominent players have gone viral with their locker room moves. Former Alabama quarterback Greg McElroy, now an analyst for the SEC Network, was asked who has the dance edge between coaches Nick Saban of Alabama and Dabo Swinney of Clemson, whose teams meet Monday night in the national championship game. “Coach (Saban) showed us a little something, with the two arms, then he kind of went to one arm, then he went hands in his pocket,” McElroy said of Saban's recent dance. “Not the best move I've seen. Just glad to see him celebrate. Coach Swinney, I've seen him pull it out a little bit. He can rock it.” But then McElroy threw his support to a certain OU quarterback. “I don't think any of those guys can dance like Baker Mayfield, though,” McElroy said. “He's the dancer of the year when it comes to college football.” BIG EIGHT PLAYERS DAVIS, ORVIS NAMED The College Football Hall of Fame announced its 2016 class Friday of 14 players and two coaches. No Oklahomans made the list, but two Big Eight players were named: Iowa State tailback Troy Davis (1994-96) and Colorado defensive lineman Herb Orvis (1969-71). Davis is the only major-college player to rush for at least 2,000 yards in at least two seasons. Davis gained 2,010 yards in 1995, then 2,185 yards in 1996. Orvis was the best player on Colorado's great 1971 team that finished No. 3 in the national polls, behind fellow Big Eight powers Nebraska and OU. Other players named to the Hall of Fame were Nebraska-Omaha quarterback Marlin Briscoe (1964-67), Florida State linebacker Derrick Brooks (1991-94), Ohio State linebacker Tom Cousineau (1975-78), Nevada-Las Vegas quarterback/punter Randall Cunningham (1982-84), North Carolina defensive tackle William Fuller (1981-83), LSU quarterback Bert Jones (1970-72), Wisconsin defensive lineman Tim Kumrie (1979-82), Harvard tight end Pat McInally (1972-74), Ashland linebacker Bill Royce (1990-93), Washington State offensive lineman Mike Utley (1985-88), Georgia safety Scott Woerner (1977-80) and Purdue defensive back Rod Woodson (1983-86). Coaches inducted are New Hampshire's Bill Bowes (1972-98) and Lycoming's Frank Girardi (1972-2007). Just to be nominated for the College Football Hall of Fame, a player must have been named first-team All-American and a coach must have won at least 60 percent of his games. That's why Cunningham was eligible only because he was named an All-American punter at UNLV. And why Joe Montana is not eligible — as a Notre Dame quarterback, he didn't make All-American. “I think it's a standard,” Cunningham said of the minimum qualifications. “It's something that has to be established. But at the same time, to be able to sit here and to be in is the most important thing. If I made it as the greatest trainer, it would be an honor.” Even with the requirements, the College Football Hall of Fame now includes 977 players and 211 coaches. DAMN YANKEES College Football Playoff executive director Bill Hancock said the Alabama-Clemson matchup comes with much excitement. “With an undefeated team (Clemson) that was No. 1 all year long, against what somebody said was the Yankees of college football, I think it's a great matchup,” Hancock said. Then he caught himself. “I guess I shouldn't have said Yankees. That won't play well in Alabama.” McINALLY A WONDERLIC ACE The Wonderlic is the famed intelligence test that the NFL has used since the 1970s to measure the aptitude of prospects. McInally, who played 11 years with the Cincinnati Bengals, is the only player who ever aced the 50-question exam. “My dad always said there was some rich Harvard guy that owned a team or something that gave me that 50, the perfect score,” McInally said. “He never believed I got it. “There's no way to study for it. If you do well, so be it. It's very interesting how the NFL views it. They want certain scores for certain positions, not too high, not too low. Quick story. George Young was the general manager at the New York Giants. And one day I got to talking to him in New York. And he said, ‘McInally, that perfect score you got actually hurt you in the draft. We don't like them too smart.' I wasn't going to go higher anyway, but it's funny.” ALABAMA DEFENSE HAS ADJUSTED Alabama's defensive line is considered the nation's best. Some say it's among the best ever. The Crimson Tide has two units, almost like a hockey line, that it can rotate to combat uptempo, spread offenses. “This is absolutely the best front seven they've had since I've been watching ‘em,” said former LSU defensive lineman Marcus Spears, now an analyst for the SEC Network. Spears said Bama has changed its recruiting philosophy. “The days of Terrence Cody (a 349-pound defensive lineman from a few years ago) are over. Offenses exploit guys that can't stay in the game for three downs.” CUNNINGHAMS ARE PIONEERS Cunningham joins his brother, Sam “Bam” Cunningham, in the Hall of Fame. Both Cunninghams have played pioneering roles in football history. Randall Cunningham, who played at Nevada-Las Vegas from 1982-84, helped break down the barriers preventing black quarterbacks in the NFL. Sam Cunningham was the Southern Cal fullback whose play in the 1970 USC-Alabama game, legend has it, convinced Bear Bryant to integrate Bama football. “You know, I liked Joe Namath back in the day,” Randall Cunningham said. “I got the same facemask when I was playing in college. I liked Doug Williams representing African-Americans and James Harris and just many athletes. But I think, most of all, my brother Sam, he inspired me to play football. “He's going to be very enthusiastic. To be able to just see two in the same family is truly an honor. I thank God to be able to follow in his footsteps because he was a great example for me as a person in high school and college and then when he played with New England in the pros. And he's always been the kind of person who has been kind and generous and really cared about his younger brothers and his family. So this is a great honor to share with him.”
Dec 23, 2015
You can debate the greatest OU football team ever. 1949 is in the running. Those Sooners weren’t voted No. 1, but they went 11-0 with a senior-dominated team of World War II veterans. Epic players like Wade Walker and Jim Owens and Darrell Royal and George Thomas and Stan West. The 1955-56 teams were the meat of the 47-game winning streak. The Sooners went 11-0 in ’55 and 10-0 in ’56, with...
100 years ago, the 1915 Sooners were something special
Berry Tramel | Dec 23, 2015[img width="" height="" style="" render="w620"]3999017[/img] You can debate the greatest OU football team ever. 1949 is in the running. Those Sooners weren’t voted No. 1, but they went 11-0 with a senior-dominated team of World War II veterans. Epic players like Wade Walker and Jim Owens and Darrell Royal and George Thomas and Stan West. The 1955-56 teams were the meat of the 47-game winning streak. The Sooners went 11-0 in ’55 and 10-0 in ’56, with scant close games. Jerry Tubbs and Tommy McDonald and Bo Bolinger and Clendon Thomas and Billy Krisher and Ed Gray and John Bell and Jimmy Harris and Bob Burris and Cecil Morris and Calvin Woodworth and Tom Emerson. The 1974-75 Sooners, who won also won back-to-back titles and went a combined 21-1. Dewey and Lee Roy Selmon. Joe Washington. Mike Vaughan. Jimbo Elrod. Tinker Owens and Billy Brooks. Randy Hughes. Rod Shoate. Zac Henderson. Terry Webb. John Roush. The 2000 Sooners, who certainly sport the best record in OU history, 13-0. Josh Heupel, Rocky Calmus, Roy Williams, Torrance Marshall, Quentin Griffin, J.T. Thatcher, Frank Romero. But another team belongs in the discussion. You never think of them and don’t know a thing about them. The 1915 Sooners went 10-0. One hundred years ago, football excellence came to the prairie town of Norman. [img width="" height="" style="" render="w620"]4000007[/img] Bennie Owen coached the Sooners from 1905-26 and was a pioneer in every way. As a 17-year-old, Owen participated in the 1893 land run that opened the Cherokee Outlet in northern Oklahoma. Thirteen years later, Owen was the football coach at OU when the forward pass was legalized. Step aside, Mike Leach. Owen introduced the new weapon to this part of the country. In 22 seasons as the Sooner coach, Owen went 122-54-16. He was no less an impactful figure in OU history than Bud Wilkinson or Barry Switzer or Bob Stoops. But Owen’s best team was 1915. The 1914 Sooners went 9-1-1, outscored foes 440-96 and set the stage for 1915. OU football historian Harold Keith, in his magnificent book Oklahoma Kickoff, wrote that the ’15 team “swept all ten games on its schedule amid scenes of student adulation at Norman that are unrivaled to this writing (1948).” Football in 1915 was the driving force of college life in Norman, Keith wrote. The students took great pride in OU’s newfound reputation as a passing-game power. They would give the team a royal sendoff from the train station for road games. Students would attend practices. Football, even aside from games, served as entertainment on a campus with no student union with a billiard parlor, no movie theater, no golf course. OU’s student support was so grand in 1915, a cheerleader became an icon. Leslie “Knee” High of Cushing, who stood all of 5-foot-7, began the tradition of singing “There’ll Be a Hot Time in the Old Town Tonight” at OU pep rallies. That tradition lasted for decades. One of High’s sidekicks was Josh Lee, who became a U.S. senator. The Ruf Neks, still going strong as an OU spirit fraternity, first appeared in 1915. [img width="" height="" style="" render="w620"]4000016[/img] In 1915, Owen had senior Forest “Spot” Geyer, who was dubbed a fullback but was OU’s great passer. Geyer attended Norman High School, then became a rare four-year star in those early days. Geyer would make all-American in 1915, joining Claude Reeds in 1913 as the first two Sooners so honored. Owen had to replace two great halfbacks off his 1914 team, Neil Johnson and Trim Capshaw, though Capshaw was eligible in 1915 for non-Missouri Valley Conference games. OU had left the Valley for the Southwest Conference in 1915. Owen found halfbacks in Rayburn Foster, a law-school senior; Frank McCain, an East Central University freshman; and Mike Swatek of Oklahoma City, who spent the previous season as a freshman at Kansas. Owen found a left tackle in Big George Anderson, a medical student who had been a fullback at Ardmore High School. At guard was Leon Phillips of Arapaho, the checkers champion of the Sigma Nu fraternity. Owen temporarily benched Phillips in the Texas game, and Phillips was so agitated, he vowed to prove he was a 60-minute player. The next week, Phillips made the first three tackles of the Kansas game. Twenty-three years later, Leon Phillips was elected the 11th governor of the state of Oklahoma. The Sooners routed Kingfisher College 67-0, Southwestern State 55-0 and Northwestern State 102-0. [img width="" height="" style="" render="w620"]4000009[/img] The exhibition season ended. The next game was at Missouri. At a Wednesday pep rally, football alum Neil Johnson made a plea for blankets for the varsity squad, and almost $40 was collected. At that pep rally developed a famous battle cry, honoring the brothers Hott of Wakita. They were popular linemen; Willis Hott was nicknamed “Big Hott” and Oliver Hott was “Little Hott.” Three days later, on Oct. 16, 1915, the Sooners played in Columbia, 500 OU students assembled in downtown Norman, in front of Barbour’s Drug Store, to listen to the telegraphed play-by-play of the OU-Mizzou game. A rain storm came through and scattered the crowd into stores and under awnings, but 100 loyalists stayed on the street so as to not miss any action. There was plenty to cheer on Main Street. The Sooners won 24-0, with Geyer’s passes described by the Kansas City Star as “forty-yard hurls that looked more like punts than forward passes. Geyer had an 80-yard completion to McCain. Foster flipped a 20-yard completion to Montford “Hap” Johnson, whose grandson, Monty, would become quite famous in Sooner lore. Monty Johnson is the recruit that then-OU coach Jim Mackenzie visited in April 1967, the day Mackenzie died of a heart attack. Monty Johnson would sign with Texas and play against OU in 1968. Then Johnson transferred to OU and played against Texas. He’s the only known player to be on both sides of the Cotton Bowl showdown. That day in Columbia, OU finished 16 of 33 passing for 260 yards, which would be the equivalent of throwing for 1,700 yards in a game today. [img width="" height="" style="" render="w620"]4000010[/img] When Keith Nichol was a hot Sooner quarterback recruit a few years ago (before transferring to Michigan State), I nicknamed him Kid Nichol, as a salute to the great old baseball pitcher Kid Nichols, who won 361 major league games in a career that spanned 1890-1906. I never knew there was a Kid Nichols-OU tie. But Kid Nichols was an old friend of Bennie Owen; they had become acquainted in Topeka, Kan., when Owen coached Washburn. Nichols attended the OU-Missouri game in 1915. “Hell, Bennie,” Nichols told Owen after the game, “that isn’t fair. That Geyer throws a football around like I throw a baseball.” OU president Stratton Brooks declared Monday a student holiday, cancelling classes, so the students could celebrate. The Ruf Neks dragged the tin hose cart that served as OU’s fire department and led a downtown parade. The celebrants followed the band to the Armory, where a dance was quickly organized, with an admission of 10 cents per head, as a fundraiser to send the band to the Texas game. That dance was in the morning. In the afternoon, the band organized another dance, and all told raised $175. The 22-member band was able to make the trip to Dallas for the game, which would be just the third between the Sooners and Longhorns played in Dallas. Dozens of OU students suddenly wanted to go to Dallas, too, but the Santa Fe railroad wouldn’t provide a special train without an advanced deposit of $1,000. High, the cheerleader, and student leaders set up about some serious fund-raising. A variety of endeavors raised just $400. The students asked if they could ride a Saturday morning train in four box cars, at $2 a head. The railroad declined, citing Interstate Commerce Commission rules. Then Dell Marsh, manager of the Norman Milling and Grain Company, guaranteed the money for the special train. Still, the price per student was a ghastly $9.15. Not everyone could afford it. Some tried jumping the rails, riding inclandestine in box cars or atop coach cars. Some were apprehended, some not. The unfortunate had to resort back to the telegraph in front of Barbour’s Drug Store. The game at Fair Park drew a monster crowd of 11,000. The Sooners were 4-0. The Longhorns were 3-0. Neither team had been scored upon. [img width="" height="" style="" render="w620"]4000008[/img] The game was a thriller. It resembled a modern game, in that OU had a 14-13 lead late and Texas resorted to the forward pass for a rally. Keith noted that it took seven real minutes to play the final two game minutes. OU forged a 7-7 tie on McCain’s TD pass to Hap Johnson. Texas took a 13-7 lead. The Sooners threatened relentlessly, with Geyer throwing the ball over the field. Seventy-two years later, OU would play for the national championship with a team that finished the season with 780 yards passing. Total. On Oct. 23, 1915, Spot Geyer threw for 140 yards in the fourth quarter alone. Geyer threw a TD pass to Hap Johnson in the corner of the end zone for a 13-13 tie. With the rules of the day, OU had to kick the extra point from the spot where the touchdown was scored. Basically from the sideline. Geyer, perhaps a better kicker and punter than even passer, calmly booted the extra point from the most severe of angles. It was an epic game for Geyer. He completed 10 of 30 passes for 232 yards, and even “those passes he failed to get gave Texas supporters a mighty scare before the ball was grounded,” wrote the Dallas Morning News. Texas outgained OU 206-100 on the ground, but the Sooners’ Willis “Big” Hott wall over the field, corralling the loose Longhorn runners. He made six consecutive tackles in one spurt. OU won 14-13. Texas coach Dave Allerdice called it “the most thrilling exhibition of forward passing ever seen in the West.” When the Sooners arrived back in Norman on Sunday afternoon, 4,000 fans greeted them at the train station, spilling far back into Main Street. President Brooks, fearing a trend, urged High, the cheerleader, to persuade the students not to demand a Monday holiday. They settled for a barbeque of a steer on Monday afternoon at Boyd Field, OU’s home football turf. The town closed down. Keith wrote that businessmen, fans and students attended. Every player got an ice cream cone and a longhorn sandwich neatly tied with red and white ribbon. Faculty members Roy Hadsell and Edward Everett Dale — for whom the iconic Dale Hall is named on campus — wrote poems in honor of the occasion. [img width="" height="" style="" render="w620"]4000011[/img] The amazing season wasn’t close to over. The next week, homecoming was born. Kansas came to town, and though the Missouri game of 1914 had been designated the homecoming game, formal adoption of homecoming for alums didn’t come until 1915. Kansas, which had tied OU in 1914, also was undefeated when it met the Sooners in ’15. KU took an early lead, but Geyer threw a deep pass to T. Howard McCasland, 55 yards in the air, a play that Spalding’s Guide would judge the longest heave of the college football season. McCasland became an Oklahoma oilman, and his family later would donate money to OU for the renovation of the OU Field House. The McCasland Field House is named in honor of the 1916 basketball captain who caught that 55-yard aerial. McCasland’s catch set up McCain’s touchdown, forging a 7-7 tie. Geyer ran for a touchdown, Hap Johnson returned a punt for a touchdown and OU eventually won 23-14. Geyer passed for 288 yards. I’m telling you, Jack Mildren in 1971, Josh Heupel in 2000, Jason White in 2003, Sam Bradford in 2008 and Baker Mayfield in 2015 had nothing on Forest “Spot” Geyer in 1915. Against Henry Kendall College, which became the University of Tulsa, OU was without Homer Montgomery and McCain, both injured. Henry Kendall College dominated the first half, but Geyer threw a long TD pass to Hap Johnson just before halftime to give the Sooners a 7-6 lead. But the Tulsans took a 13-7 lead, and an upset seemed likely. Then the Sooners resorted to a long drive on the ground, using halfback Trim Capshaw, the player ineligible for Missouri Valley games, and on fourth-and-goal from the Kendall 1-yard line, Capshaw bulled across. Geyer kicked the extra point, and the Sooners escaped 14-13. OU went to the Ozarks and blanked Arkansas 24-0, won 21-7 at Kansas State mostly with a ground game and beat Oklahoma A&M 26-7 in Stillwater. Owen tried to arrange a post-season game with unbeaten Nebraska, champion of the Missouri Valley, but that conference prohibited such contests. [img width="" height="" style="" render="w620"]4000012[/img] So ended a 10-0 Sooner season that would rank as OU’s greatest ever, until at least 1949. Of the Sooners’ seven major opponents, six were on the road. All-victorious and innovative. Hate to break the news to everyone, but OU in 1915 used a spread offense. Decades later, Trim Capshaw described to Harold Keith OU’s offense: “…ends hepped out wide and three good receiving backs placed up close enough to the line to spread quickly into the open spots. That way we had five receivers, all close to the scrimmage line, and in Geyer a forward passer fast enough to run away from enemy rushers and a deadly accurate thrower up to 50 yards. What would you use against that?” Keith estimates that OU averaged 30 passes a game with Geyer. “Oklahoma appears to have been the first football team in America to go in consistently for mass production of aerial play and to prove that the forward pass could be made a major unit of the offense in every game on the schedule with the forward passing yardage usually surpassing the running yardage … Owen’s Oklahomans of 1914 and 1915 were the pioneers. It was a glorious era. From 1911-15, Owen’s teams went 38-7-1, with 26 of the 31 games against major opponents played on the road. Of the 16 lettermen in 1915, 13 graduated from OU. Owen’s popularity soared. The 1916 OU yearbook was dedicated to Owen. Noted academicians Brooks, Edwin DeBarr and Albert Van Vleet all had automobiles. Soon enough, Owen had one, too, a Hudson Super-Six, purchased by students and fans. Harold Keith notes that Owen used that old car well. During the tough 1916 season, Owen turned on the Hudson’s lights and illuminated Boyd Field so the Sooners could practice well after dark.
May 28 — Dai-Jon Parker, 22, University of Indianapolis basketball player drowned. Parker spent three seasons at Vanderbilt before transferring to Indianapolis. He started all 31 games for the Greyhounds last season, averaging 9.4 points and 2.6 rebounds.May 28 — Ron Bergman, 80, longtime Bay Area sports writer and former Associated Press writer. Bergman worked for the AP in the 1960s and...
2015 Notable Sports Deaths
By The Associated Press, Associated Press | Dec 22, 2015May 28 — Dai-Jon Parker, 22, University of Indianapolis basketball player drowned. Parker spent three seasons at Vanderbilt before transferring to Indianapolis. He started all 31 games for the Greyhounds last season, averaging 9.4 points and 2.6 rebounds. May 28 — Ron Bergman, 80, longtime Bay Area sports writer and former Associated Press writer. Bergman worked for the AP in the 1960s and covered the Beatles' final concert at Candlestick Park in 1966. He later worked for the Oakland Tribune and San Jose Mercury News, covering the Oakland Athletics dynasty of the 1970s and writing a book, "Mustache Gang," about the 1972 title team. He later covered the Golden State Warriors, Raiders and college sports. May 29 — Doris Hart, 89, tennis great who won each Grand Slam tournament at least once. Hart won titles in 1954-55 at the U.S. Championships, which later became the U.S. Open. She won the French Open twice and Wimbledon and the Australian Open once each. She also totaled 29 major doubles titles and ranked No. 1 in the world in 1951. May 30 — Lennie Merullo, 98, the oldest former member of the Chicago Cubs and the last living person to play for them in the World Series. Merullo was a major league shortstop from 1941-47, all with the Cubs. He played three games in the 1945 World Series. May 30 — John Petersen, 86, retired insurance executive whose gifts to the University of Pittsburgh included $10 million for a basketball arena named for himself and his wife. The large gift helped fund the $119 million John M. and Gertrude E. Petersen Events Center. It opened in 2002. June 3 — Clarence "Bevo" Francis, 82, one of college basketball's great scorers, who had 113 points for Rio Grande College in a 1954 game. Francis' landmark game came against Michigan's Hillsdale College on Feb. 2, 1954 and put his small Ohio college on the map. The school in southeastern Ohio is now called University of Rio. A year earlier, the 6-foot-9 center scored 116 points against Kentucky's Ashland Junior College, a record that was retroactively erased after the NCAA said it would recognize only games played against four-year, degree-granting institutions. During the 1952-53 season, he led his school to a 39-0 record. In 1954, Francis averaged 48.0 points a game. Francis played two seasons at Rio Grande, finishing with 3,272 points and powering the team to a 60-7 record. June 4 — Wayne Harris, 77, former Calgary Stampeders linebacker known as "Thumper" for his hard hits. Harris played his entire CFL career with Calgary from 1961-72. Harris was the MVP in Calgary's 1971 Grey Cup victory over Toronto. The CFL's top lineman a record four times an all-league selection eight times, Harris was elected to the Canadian Football Hall of Fame in 1976. His No. 55 jersey was retired in 1973, and he was voted ninth among the CFL's Top 50 players in a TSN poll in 2006. As a senior in 1960 at Arkansas, Harris was selected the outstanding player in the Southwest Conference and played in the Cotton Bowl Classic and the All-American Bowl. June 5 — Alan Bond, 77, a polarizing global entrepreneur who became an Australian hero by bankrolling a historic America's Cup yacht race victory before going to prison over the nation's biggest corporate fraud in the early 1990s. Bond's proudest moment came in 1983 when he headed the Australia II syndicate that won the America's Cup from the New York Yacht Club that had held it since 1851. Australia II's then-revolutionary winged keel had ended the longest winning streak in the history of sport. June 5 — Jerry Collins, 34, professional New Zealand rugby union player. He played for New Zealand and most recently played for RC Narbonne, in the Rugby Pro D2. June 7 — John Derr, 97, golf reporter who covered the Masters a record 62 times. Derr covered the second Masters, in 1935, the year Gene Sarazen shot a 2 on the par-5 15th hole, helping to put the Masters on the map. Derr was part of the CBS team when the Masters was televised for the first time in 1956. He broadcast from the 15th green and kept that job through 1982. June 8 — Sergei Sharikov, 40, two-time Olympic fencing champion from Russia. Sharikov won gold in the team saber event at the 1996 Atlanta Olympics and the 2000 Sydney Games, as well as individual saber silver in 1996 and team saber bronze in 2004. Sharikov was also a three-time world champion in the team saber event. June 9 — Fred Anton Maier, 76, Olympic, world, and European speedskating champion in the 1960s. The Norwegian won the 5,000 meters at the 1968 Grenoble Olympics plus three other Olympic medals: 10,000 silver, 5,000 bronze in the 1964 Innsbruck Games, and 10,000 silver in 1968, and became world and European champion in 1968. He also set 11 world records. June 11 — Virgil Runnels, 69, a former professional wrestler known by his fans as Dusty Rhodes. Runnels, who also went by the nickname "The American Dream," was a member of the WWE Hall of Fame, and held the NWA championship three times. He became famous during the height of wrestling's popularity in the 1970s and 1980s, appearing in signature yellow polka dot tights with his sidekick "valet" Sapphire. June 15 — Zito, 82, the leader of Brazil's World Cup-winning teams in 1958 and 1962. Zito scored one of the goals when Brazil defeated Czechoslovakia 3-1 in the 1962 final. Zito was considered by many a mentor to the young Pele, and was also known as the man who first saw the talent of Neymar, when the current Barcelona forward was only 11. June 16 — Ron Clarke, 78, Australia's greatest middle distance runner. Clarke set 17 world records, including 12 during a 44-day tour of Europe in 1965, nine years after he had been invited as a 19-year-old to light the Olympic flame at the 1956 Melbourne Games. Clarke competed at the 1964 Tokyo and 1968 Mexico City Olympics, but his only medal was a bronze in the 10,000 meters in 1964. June 16 — Nelson Doubleday Jr., 81, the publishing scion who bought the New York Mets and shepherded the team to a 1986 World Series title. Doubleday was the grandson of Frank Nelson Doubleday, who founded the publishing company in 1896 and a descendent of Abner Doubleday, the mythical inventor of baseball. After taking over the company from his father, Doubleday partnered with Fred Wilpon to become a majority owner of the last-place Mets in 1980. He was bought out by Wilpon in 2002. June 17 — John David Crow, 79, a bruising running back who won the 1957 Heisman Trophy with Texas A&M before a Pro Bowl career in the NFL. Crow was the second pick in the 1958 NFL draft and was a four-time Pro Bowl selection in a professional career with the Chicago/St. Louis Cardinals and San Francisco 49ers. Crow piled up 4,963 yards rushing, 3,699 yards receiving and threw for 759 yards in his 11-year NFL career. He coached with Bryant at Alabama and was the head coach at Northeast Louisiana University, now known as Louisiana-Monroe, from 1975-80, where he went 20-34-1. June 17 — Mike Hanson, 49, assistant athletic director of communications for Montana. June 18 — Danny Villanueva, 77, one of the NFL's first Latino kickers. Born to migrant missionary workers in eastern New Mexico, Villanueva went on to attend New Mexico State on a football scholarship. After graduating in 1961, he played for the Los Angeles Rams, where he was nicknamed "El Kickador." Villanueva also played with the Dallas Cowboys. His last game ended up being the championship against Green Bay at Lambeau Field in 1967. June 20 — William Brantley Aycock, 99, former chancellor of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill from 1957 to 1964. Aycock headed North Carolina's flagship university through a basketball scandal that led to the hiring of Dean Smith. In 1961, Aycock suspended All-America basketball player Doug Moe for taking money from a gambler involved in point shaving at the annual Dixie Classic tournament. When coach Frank McGuire resigned, Aycock replaced him with Dean Smith. June 21 — Darryl Hamilton, 50, former major league baseball player. Hamilton played 13 seasons for five major league teams before retiring in 2001. He was part of the 2000 New York Mets team that went to the World Series. The .291 lifetime hitter was working as an analyst for the MLB Network. June 22 — Jeremiah Tate, 19, Wofford basketball player drowned near the North Carolina-South Carolina border. A junior who played in 13 games, Tate was born in Germany but listed Columbia, South Carolina, as his hometown. June 22 — Derrick Nash, 20, Central Michigan cornerback. Nash was a freshman who signed with Central Michigan in February 2013. He was diagnosed with leukemia that May during his senior year at Carrollton High School in Saginaw. After undergoing chemotherapy, Nash joined the team in 2014 and took part in spring practice. Central Michigan says he was on schedule to claim a spot on the active roster for the 2014 season when doctors found the leukemia had returned. June 22 — "Nature Boy" Buddy Landel, 53, former pro wrestler. Landel was once among the superstars of the NWA but flamed out in a long-running battle with drug addiction. June 23 — Harvey Pollack, 93, last original employee of the NBA's inaugural season to still be working in the league. Pollack worked for the Philadelphia 76ers at the time of his death, spending the past 28 years as the team's director of statistical information. In 1946, Pollack began his career with the Philadelphia Warriors of the Basketball Association of America, which later merged with the National Basketball League to form the National Basketball Association, as the team's assistant publicity director. June 23 — James "Froggy" Williams, 87, a 1949 All-America end on Rice's 1949 Southwest Conference football championship squad. Williams led the Owls to a Cotton Bowl win over North Carolina, ending his career with 156 points that stood as a school record for 40 years. Williams was a consensus first-team All-American at end that 10-win season when Rice finished fifth in The Associated Press poll. June 23 — Tommy Hudspeth, 83, BYU's head football coach from 1964 to 1971. Hudspeth led the Cougars to a 39-42-1 record during his eight years as head coach. That included leading BYU to its first Western Athletic Conference championship in 1965. Following his career at BYU, he was head coach at UTEP and the NFL's Detroit Lions, where he had an 11-13 record in two seasons (1976-77). June 29 — Josef Masopust, 84, Czech football great who led the national side to the final of the 1962 World Cup. Masopust, who made 63 international appearances, was named the best Czech footballer of the century in 2000. Masopust is best remembered for the opening goal in the 1962 World Cup final in Chile against the heavy favorite Brazil. Brazil won 3-1. June 30 — Kauto Star, 15, two-time Cheltenham Gold Cup winner who was one of Britain's greatest and most popular racehorses. Kauto Star won the King George VI Chase five times and became the first horse to regain the Cheltenham Gold Cup. He won 23 of his 41 races, including 16 Grade One races, and won more than $3.15 million in prize money. June 30 — Michael DeGroote, 22, Northern Arizona football player who was killed after an accidental shooting. July 2 — Charlie Sanders, 68, Hall of Fame tight end who spent 43 years with the Detroit Lions as a player, coach, scout and broadcaster. Sanders caught 336 passes for 4,817 yards and had 31 touchdowns in a 10-year playing career that began in 1968. He returned to Detroit in 1983 as a radio broadcaster, a job he held until joining the coaching staff in 1989. After leaving the sideline in 1996, he returned to the radio booth for one more season, then was a Lions scout from 1998 until his death. July 2 — Jim Weaver, 70, former Virginia Tech athletic director. Weaver guided the Hokies' transition into the Atlantic Coast Conference and served as the university's for more than 16 years. Weaver arrived at Virginia Tech in 1997 when the school's athletic programs were spread over three conferences and led them into the Big East for all sports except wrestling for the 2000-01 season. In 2004, the school accepted an invitation to join rival Virginia in the ACC. July 2 — Forrest Behm, 95, first-team All-America tackle on Nebraska's first-ever bowl team that lost to Stanford, 21-13, in the 1941 Rose Bowl. He was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 1988. July 3 — Phil Walsh, 55, coach of the Adelaide Crows in the Australian Football League, was killed in a domestic dispute. Walsh was a former Australian Rules player, and coach at Adelaide since 2014. July 4 — Scot Breithaupt, 57, BMX bike racing pioneer. Breithaupt was among the first to organize bicycle races on dirt motorcycle courses in the early 1970s, becoming first a founder of BMX — or bicycle motocross. Breithaupt became a BMX rider, winning several championships, and became an early voice for the sport, introducing it to the nation as a color commentator in the early 1980s when it was televised on ESPN. Later, he started manufacturing bikes, founding the company SE Racing and later started LM Productions, producing BMX and extreme-sport shows for ESPN and Fox. July 5 — Jack Steadman, 86, longtime Kansas City Chiefs executive. A longtime friend of Chiefs founder Lamar Hunt, Steadman helped establish the American Football League and the Dallas Texans, the franchise that would ultimately move to Kansas City. He became general manager in 1966, building the team that beat the Minnesota Vikings in the Super Bowl four years later. He became president of the Chiefs in 1976 and remained active on its board of directors until his retirement at the end of the 2006 season. MORE
Dec 14, 2015
The Heritage Hall senior had just become a hero, kicking a 55-yard field goal and holding his own at defensive back against one of the state’s top receivers in the Chargers 38-14 win over Lincoln Christian for the Class 3A title.
High school football: Heritage Hall kicker Garrett McLaughlin becomes hero at defensive back
By Jacob Unruh Staff Writer email@example.com | Dec 14, 2015STILLWATER —Garrett McLaughlin walked around the end zone at Pioneer Stadium wearing a cast on his left hand, a championship hat on his head and the biggest smile on the field. The Heritage Hall senior had just become a hero, kicking a 55-yard field goal and holding his own at defensive back against one of the state's top receivers in the Chargers 38-14 win over Lincoln Christian for the Class 3A title. It was a different script from the previous 14 games. McLaughlin, a standout soccer player verbally committed to SMU, had only been a reliable kicker his entire career. This was his one chance to make a huge difference. He was assigned Alec Davidson, who entered the game with 2,056 yards and 33 touchdowns, and he had to cover him with his hand in a cast due to surgery on his pinkie. “They told me to get on him and he was tough,” McLaughlin said. “He made some plays and he got me a few times. I can't really intercept it, so I've got to bat it down and it was hard to wrap up and tackle. But it was fun. I'm glad I did it.” Davidson finished with 10 receptions for 182 yards and two touchdowns, but McLaughlin hounded him the entire game and also had two pass breakups late in the game. “He really stepped up,” senior linebacker Andrew McDonald said. “He's the fastest guy on our team and he came in and covered him. He did a great job all night.” Five weeks ago, McLaughlin approached the Heritage Hall coaches with the request to contribute more in the playoff run. After gaining approval from the team's seniors, Heritage Hall coach Brett Bogert and defensive coordinator Mark Adams devised the plan for the championship game. They had an idea it would be against Lincoln Christian even then, and the only way to truly slow the passing attack was McLaughlin's speed. But in preparation for the second-round game against Plainview, McLaughlin broke his pinkie in practice running scout team quarterback. He needed surgery to insert a pin into it. He was cleared early last week to return, just in time to help the Chargers remain on top of Class 3A. “I can't give Mark Adams enough credit,” Bogert said. “Those guys are prepared. Him and my dad, all of the defensive coaches put together a great game plan. Garrett had a heck of a ballgame. It was pretty impressive.”
The Oklahoman's final high school football rankings Class 6A-I 1. Jenks (2) 11-1 2. Tulsa Union (1) 9-3 3. Broken Arrow (3) 11-2 4. Edmond Santa Fe (4) 7-5 5. Southmoore (5) 9-2 6. Norman North (6) 7-4 7. Mustang (7) 7-4 8. Putnam City (8) 5-6 9. Edmond Memorial (9) 4-6 10. Westmoore (10) 4-6 Dropped out: None Class 6A-II 1. Bixby (4) 9-4 2. Sand Springs (3) 7-5* 3. Tulsa...
The Oklahoman's final high school football rankings
By Scott Wright Staff Writer firstname.lastname@example.org | Dec 13, 2015The Oklahoman's final high school football rankings Class 6A-I 1. Jenks (2) 11-1 2. Tulsa Union (1) 9-3 3. Broken Arrow (3) 11-2 4. Edmond Santa Fe (4) 7-5 5. Southmoore (5) 9-2 6. Norman North (6) 7-4 7. Mustang (7) 7-4 8. Putnam City (8) 5-6 9. Edmond Memorial (9) 4-6 10. Westmoore (10) 4-6 Dropped out: None Class 6A-II 1. Bixby (4) 9-4 2. Sand Springs (3) 7-5* 3. Tulsa Washington (1) 10-1 4. Bartlesville (2) 10-2 5. Lawton (5) 8-2 6. Midwest City (6) 6-4 7. Stillwater (7) 5-6 8. Choctaw (8) 5-6 9. Muskogee (9) 4-6 10. Putnam City West (10) 4-6 Dropped out: None *-Forfeited two games for using ineligible player. Class 5A 1. Altus (3) 13-1 2. Collinsville (9) 8-5 3. Lawton MacArthur (1) 11-1 4. Skiatook (2) 12-1 5. McGuinness (5) 10-3 6. McAlester (4) 10-2 7. Deer Creek (6) 8-4 8. Ardmore (8) 8-3 9. Coweta (7) 7-4 10. Tulsa Kelley (10) 7-3 Dropped out: None Class 4A 1. Wagoner (1) 14-0 2. Oologah (3) 11-3 3. Poteau (2) 12-1 4. Harrah (5) 7-4 5. Weatherford (6) 8-4 6. Cascia Hall (8) 7-5 7. Tuttle (7) 10-1 8. Anadarko (4) 8-3 9. Cache (9) 8-3 10. Clinton (10) 6-6 Dropped out: None Class 3A 1. Heritage Hall (1) 15-0 2. Lincoln Christian (3) 14-1 3. Jones (4) 13-1 4. Lone Grove (NR) 10-4 5. Locust Grove (2) 12-1 6. Roland (8) 11-2 7. Hilldale (5) 12-1 8. Plainview (10) 9-3 9. Sulphur (NR) 9-4 10. John Marshall (7) 10-2 Dropped out: Victory Christian (6) 9-2; Meeker (9) 9-3 Class 2A 1. Adair (1) 14-1 2. Haskell (7) 13-2 3. Chisholm (2) 13-1 4. Davis (5) 9-4 5. Washington (3) 11-2 6. Vian (6) 10-3 7. Kingston (8) 10-2 8. Luther (4) 11-1 9. Lindsay (10) 10-2 10. Prague (NR) 9-5 Dropped out: Millwood (9) 6-3 Class A 1. Stratford (1) 15-0 2. Cashion (8) 12-3 3. Hollis (2) 12-1 4. Ringling (3) 11-1 5. Hominy (6) 12-2 6. Mooreland (4) 12-1 7. Minco (5) 10-2 8. Talihina (9) 10-2 9. Kiefer (7) 10-2 10. Thomas (10) 9-3 Dropped out: None Class B 1. Davenport (2) 14-0 2. Keota (3) 12-1 3. Dewar (4) 11-2 4. Weleetka (7) 9-4 5. Alex (1) 11-1 6. Seiling (5) 10-2 7. Geary (6) 10-2 8. Pioneer (8) 8-4 9. Turpin (9) 8-3 10. Laverne (10) 8-3 Dropped out: None Class C 1. Shattuck (5) 12-1 2. Coyle (4) 13-1 3. Grandfield (2) 11-1 4. Cherokee (1) 11-1 5. Fox (3) 11-1 6. Deer Creek-Lamont (7) 10-2 7. Tipton (6) 8-3 8. Timberlake (8) 7-5 9. Webbers Falls (9) 8-3 10. Thackerville (10) 7-4 Dropped out: None
Dec 12, 2015
Love rushed for 219 yards and three touchdowns to lead top-ranked Heritage Hall to a 38-14 victory for a second straight championship at Pioneer Stadium.
High school football: Terrell Love leads Heritage Hall to second straight Class 3A title
By Jacob Unruh Staff Writer email@example.com | Dec 12, 2015STILLWATER — Heritage Hall senior Terrell Love was supposed to be sitting in a classroom Saturday morning taking the ACT one final time before National Signing Day. Instead, he was punishing Lincoln Christian's defense in the Class 3A state championship game. Priorities, he called it. “It was a little tough, but you've got to prioritize things sometimes,” said Love, who is working to bolster his qualifications for college football. Lincoln Christian hoped for a different priority as Love rushed for 219 yards and three touchdowns to lead top-ranked Heritage Hall to a 38-14 victory for a second straight championship at Pioneer Stadium. “It's nothing really short of what he's been doing all year,” senior Tevin McDaniel said. “There's just games nobody can stop him. If they can't stop the run, we're going to continue to run the ball. He did a fantastic job tonight. There's nobody else that we can continually hand the ball off to and do the job he did tonight.” In its final season in Class 3A due to the OSSAA's private-school rule, Heritage Hall finished 15-0 and on a 27-game winning streak, the longest in the state. It now has five football titles, with this being the first back-to-back in school history. And the Chargers left little doubt, as they've done each game this season. Lincoln Christian (14-1) took a 7-0 lead on its first possession when Boise State commitment Micah Wilson threw a 12-yard touchdown pass to Alec Davidson. Heritage Hall's response was 38 straight points, with Love scoring on runs of 15, 20 and 31 yards. “He was a beast. He was a Tank, exactly what his nickname is,” Heritage Hall coach Brett Bogert said. “He was incredible today. Never went down on first contact today. The O-line did a great job and all of those guys on the edge, and Tank just had a heyday.” The Chargers finished with 398 rushing yards. McDaniel ran for 103, 65 of which came on an option run that put his team ahead for good. Heritage Hall's defense ultimately shut down Wilson, who entered the game with 54 touchdowns and only one interception. He finished 15 of 33 for 199 yards and two touchdowns. Both of those went to Davidson, who finished with 10 receptions for 182 yards. Wilson also threw an interception in the fourth quarter to Andrew McDonald. “That's No. 2 and I'll take it,” McDonald said. “All I care about is the win.” Love, meanwhile, said he's talked to recruiters and explained the testing situation. He plans to take the test after signing day with the hope of qualifying. That eased his mind Saturday, and made things even sweeter raising the gold ball. “This is my last game in high school, and I just wanted to finish it out,” Love said. “I had to tough it out. The majority of (my energy) came from my last game and I wasn't going to go out on bottom.”
Dec 5, 2015
Lincoln Christian scored on its first four possessions and put Jones away early on the way to a 39-14 win.
High school football: Early momentum swing boosts Lincoln Christian over Jones
By Scott Wright Staff Writer firstname.lastname@example.org | Dec 5, 2015STILLWATER — Momentum delivered a forceful gut punch to Jones in the opening minutes of Saturday's Class 3A semifinal, and the Longhorns never recovered. Lincoln Christian scored on its first four possessions and put Jones away early on the way to a 39-14 win at Pioneer Stadium. “In these games, you can't turn the ball over early and give guys more possessions,” Jones coach Dave Martin said after his team finished its season at 13-1. “It puts you behind the eight-ball early, and then you find yourself digging out. “Lincoln Christian has a great bunch, and you can't do that kind of stuff against great football teams.” Jones had a bad punt snap that resulted in a turnover on downs, an interception and two three-and-outs in its first four possessions, giving Lincoln the ball on the Longhorn end of the field all four times. The result was 24 quick points for the Bulldogs (14-0), which advances to the Class 3A title game at 1 p.m. next Saturday in Stillwater High School against defending champion Heritage Hall. After getting the big lead, Lincoln backed off its high-powered passing game and stuck to the run to put the game away. Bulldog quarterback Micah Wilson threw for 132 yards, one of his lowest passing totals of the season. Yet he still managed three touchdown passes, and rushed for 79 yards on nine carries. “You want to get out there and start fast, and I think we did that,” Wilson said. “That was huge. “Every game we go into, we feel like we can do whatever we want offensively, run or pass. That's the attitude we have to have. You've got to be able to pound the ball if you want to win a state championship.” Thanks to quarterback sacks and other big losses, Jones managed just 81 rushing yards. Jones threw for 150 yards with three interceptions. With several starters returning from this team, the future has promise for Jones. But Saturday was a frustrating end for the Longhorn seniors. “These seniors were an incredible bunch,” Martin said. “They were the building blocks for this group, and the younger guys can relish in the success even more because of them. They're the guys who put our program back where we expect it to be. “They set the bar for our younger kids for the future.”
Each week, The Oklahoman's Scott Wright predicts the score of every game in the state. Here are the picks for this week: Last week's record: 75-11 (87.2 pct.) Overall record: 1,469-340 (81.2 pct.
The Oklahoman's high school football predictions
By Scott Wright Staff Writer email@example.com | Nov 19, 2015Each week, The Oklahoman's Scott Wright predicts the score of every game in the state. Here are the picks for this week: Last week's record: 75-11 (87.2 pct.) Overall record: 1,469-340 (81.2 pct.) *All games Friday unless noted Class 6A-I Semifinals Edmond Santa Fe 28, Broken Arrow 24 (at Yukon) Jenks 35, Tulsa Union 31 (at Owasso) Class 6A-II Semifinals Tulsa Washington 21, Sand Springs 17 (at Sapulpa) Bartlesville 42, Bixby 28 (at Owasso Saturday) Class 5A Quarterfinals LAWTON MAC 28, Collinsville 14 SKIATOOK 24, Deer Creek 21 McAlester 22, McGUINNESS 17 Altus 35, COWETA 28 Class 4A Quarterfinals ANADARKO 20, Cascia Hall 14 WAGONER 40, Clinton 31 Oologah 27, WEATHERFORD 24 POTEAU 35, Harrah 34 Class 3A Second Round HERITAGE HALL 42, Plainview 34 HILLDALE 35, Seq. Tahlequah 20 Meeker 42, LONE GROVE 38 LOCUST GROVE 49, Berryhill 35 LINCOLN CHR. 48, Idabel 13 JOHN MARSHALL 28, Sulphur 21 Victory Christian 38, ROLAND 34 JONES 21, Douglass 14 Class 2A Second Round CHISHOLM 28, Lindsay 7 VIAN 30, Colcord 20 DAVIS 40, Millwood 32 ADAIR 44, Stroud 34 Haskell 31, OKEMAH 26 LUTHER 42, Kingston 28 Prague 36, HULBERT 28 WASHINGTON 28, Hennessey 27 Class A Second Round MOORELAND 28, Healdton 8 HOMINY 24, Fairland 21 STRATFORD 45, Hooker 30 Crescent 26, REJOICE CHR. 21 CASHION 42, Ketchum 27 HOLLIS 35, Minco 28 Kiefer 28, TALIHINA 22 RINGLING 21, Thomas 14 Class B Quarterfinals SEILING 42, Dewar 36 DAVENPORT 56, Geary 48 ALEX 34, Weleetka 20 KEOTA 46, Pioneer 34 Class C Quarterfinals CHEROKEE 38, Timberlake 28 COYLE 42, Tipton 36 GRANDFIELD 28, DC-Lamont 26 FOX 48, Shattuck 34 *Home team in CAPS
Nov 16, 2015
Here are the pairings for the second week of the high school football playoffs: Note: Class 6A neutral site, date and time TBA. Classes 5A-C games are 7:30 Friday unless otherwise noted. Class 6A-I Semifinals Broken Arrow (10-1) vs. Ed. Santa Fe (7-4), 7 p.m. Friday at Yukon Tulsa Union (9-2) vs. Jenks (9-1), 7 p.m. Friday at Owasso Class 6A-II Semifinals Tulsa Washington (10-0)...
High school football: Week 2 playoff pairings
scott wright,Jacob Unruh | Nov 16, 2015Here are the pairings for the second week of the high school football playoffs: Note: Class 6A neutral site, date and time TBA. Classes 5A-C games are 7:30 Friday unless otherwise noted. Class 6A-I Semifinals Broken Arrow (10-1) vs. Ed. Santa Fe (7-4), 7 p.m. Friday at Yukon Tulsa Union (9-2) vs. Jenks (9-1), 7 p.m. Friday at Owasso Class 6A-II Semifinals Tulsa Washington (10-0) vs. Sand Springs (6-4), 7 p.m. Friday at Sapulpa Bixby (7-4) vs. Bartlesville (10-1), 1 p.m. Saturday at Owasso Class 5A Quarterfinals Collinsville (6-4) at Lawton Mac (11-0), 7 p.m. Friday Deer Creek (8-3) at Skiatook (11-0), 7 p.m. Friday McAlester (10-1) at McGuinness (9-2) Altus (10-1) at Coweta (7-3) Class 4A Quarterfinals Cascia Hall (6-4) at Anadarko (8-2) Clinton (6-5) at Wagoner (11-0) Oologah (9-2) at Weatherford (8-3) Harrah (7-3) at Poteau (11-0) Class 3A Second Round Plainview (9-2) at Heritage Hall (11-0), 7 p.m. Friday Seq. Tahlequah (7-4) at Hilldale (11-0) Meeker (9-2) at Lone Grove (8-3) Berryhill (7-3) at Locust Grove (11-0) Idabel (7-4) at Lincoln Christian (11-0), 7 p.m. Friday Sulphur (8-3) at John Marshall (10-1) Victory Christian (9-1) at Roland (10-1), 7 p.m. Friday Douglass (8-3) at Jones (11-0) Class 2A Second Round Lindsay (10-1) at Chisholm (11-0) Colcord (8-3) at Vian (9-2) Millwood (6-2) at Davis (8-3) Stroud (10-1) at Adair (10-1) Haskell (10-1) at Okemah (8-3) Kingston (9-1) at Luther (11-0), 7 p.m. Friday Prague (7-4) at Hulbert (8-3) Hennessey (7-4) at Washington (10-1) Class A Second Round Healdton (7-4) at Mooreland (11-0), 7 p.m. Friday Fairland (7-3) at Hominy (10-1) Hooker (8-3) at Stratford (11-0), 7 p.m. Friday Crescent (7-4) at Rejoice Christian (8-3) Ketchum (9-2) at Cashion (9-2) Minco (10-1) at Hollis (11-0) Kiefer (10-1) at Talihina (9-1) Thomas (9-2) at Ringling (9-0) Class B Quarterfinals Dewar (10-1) at Seiling (10-1) Geary (10-1) at Davenport (11-0) Weleetka (8-3) at Alex (11-0) Pioneer (8-3) at Keota (10-0) Class C Quarterfinals Timberlake (7-4) at Cherokee (10-0) Tipton (8-2) at Coyle (11-0) DC-Lamont (10-1) at Grandfield (10-0) Shattuck (9-1) at Fox (11-0)
Each week, The Oklahoman's Scott Wright predicts the score of every game in the state. Here are the picks for this week: Last week's record: 142-22 (86.6 pct.) Overall record: 1,394-329 (80.
The Oklahoman's high school football predictions
By Scott Wright Staff Writer firstname.lastname@example.org | Nov 12, 2015Each week, The Oklahoman's Scott Wright predicts the score of every game in the state. Here are the picks for this week: Last week's record: 142-22 (86.6 pct.) Overall record: 1,394-329 (80.9) *All games Friday unless noted Class 6A-I Mustang 21, BROKEN ARROW 20 SOUTHMOORE 42, Edmond Santa Fe 38 TULSA UNION 50, Putnam City 21 JENKS 48, Norman North 35 Class 6A-II TULSA WASHINGTON 42, Choctaw 20 Sand Springs 28, STILLWATER 24 LAWTON 30, Bixby 21 (Saturday) BARTLESVILLE 27, Midwest City 20 Class 5A LAWTON MAC 33, Carl Albert 27 Tulsa Kelley 21, COLLINSVILLE 20 SKIATOOK 28, Pryor 7 DEER CREEK 24, Ardmore 20 McGUINNESS 35, Del City 32 McALESTER 40, Tahlequah 12 COWETA 28, Tulsa Memorial 21 ALTUS 21, Guthrie 14 Class 4A ANADARKO 42, Bristow 7 Cascia Hall 31, SALLISAW 30 WAGONER 35, Broken Bow 7 ADA 31, Clinton 28 TUTTLE 27, Weatherford 22 OOLOGAH 35, Metro Christian 20 POTEAU 34, Tulsa McLain 13 Harrah 28, CACHE 27 Class 3A HERITAGE HALL 35, Blanchard 7 Plainview 28, SEMINOLE 24 HILLDALE 42, Sperry 10 STIGLER 22, Seq. Tahlequah 14 LONE GROVE 44, Pauls Valley 20 MEEKER 34, Perkins 26 LOCUST GROVE 50, Eufaula 14 BERRYHILL 35, Beggs 21 LINCOLN CHR. 49, Checotah 8 Idabel 28, WESTVILLE 22 JOHN MARSHALL 34, Kingfisher 13 SULPHUR 28, Purcell 18 ROLAND 27, Seq. Claremore 20 VICTORY CHR. 48, Verdigris 21 JONES 28, Marlow 10 CUSHING 28, Douglass 27 Class 2A CHISHOLM 28, OCS 7 LINDSAY 27, Coalgate 22 VIAN 34, Henryetta 16 NOWATA 20, Colcord 14 DAVIS 49, Lexington 12 MILLWOOD 28, Tonkawa 24 ADAIR 48, Chelsea 8 STROUD 21, Panama 20 OKEMAH 21, Antlers 18 HASKELL 32, Commerce 14 LUTHER 35, Alva 21 KINGSTON 30, Walters 22 WYANDOTTE 36, Hulbert 16 HARTSHORNE 33, Prague 20 WASHINGTON 42, Marietta 7 HENNESSEY 27, CHA 7 Class A MOORELAND 35, Mangum 6 Wynnewood 21, HEALDTON 14 HOMINY 30, Watonga 23 CENTRAL SALLISAW 28, Fairland 20 STRATFORD 44, Rush Springs 14 Hooker 28, CARNEGIE 27 REJOICE CHR. 42, Quinton 12 CRESCENT 22, Drumright 18 CASHION 48, Morrison 21 KETCHUM 21, Porter 14 HOLLIS 35, Fairview 7 MINCO 28, Velma-Alma 21 TALIHINA 26, Afton 12 KIEFER 34, OCA 24 RINGLING 27, Wayne 20 THOMAS 21, Cordell 13 Class B SEILING 48, Allen 20 DEWAR 56, Garber 28 DAVENPORT 52, Caddo 6 GEARY 48, Turpin 44 ALEX 58, Laverne 48 Weleetka 38, DEPEW 30 KEOTA 56, Woodland 8 PIONEER 34, Waurika 22 Class C CHEROKEE 40, Duke 16 Timberlake 28, WEBBERS FALLS 22 COYLE 54, Cave Springs 20 TIPTON 42, Boise City 34 GRANDFIELD 60, Waynoka 16 DC-LAMONT 36, Thackerville 28 FOX 54, Bluejacket 6 SHATTUCK 42, Corn Bible 30 *Home team in CAPS
Nov 9, 2015
Here is a look at the first-round high school football playoff schedule. All games start at 7:30 p.m. on Friday unless otherwise noted. CLASS 6A-I Mustang (7-3) at Broken Arrow (9-1) Edmond Santa Fe (6-4) at Southmoore (9-1), 7 p.m., Friday Putnam City (5-5) at Tulsa Union (8-2) Norman North (7-3) at Jenks (8-1) CLASS 6A-II Choctaw (5-5) at Tulsa Washington (9-0) Sand Springs (5-4) at...
High school football: First-round playoff schedule
FROM STAFF REPORTS | Nov 9, 2015Here is a look at the first-round high school football playoff schedule. All games start at 7:30 p.m. on Friday unless otherwise noted. CLASS 6A-I Mustang (7-3) at Broken Arrow (9-1) Edmond Santa Fe (6-4) at Southmoore (9-1), 7 p.m., Friday Putnam City (5-5) at Tulsa Union (8-2) Norman North (7-3) at Jenks (8-1) CLASS 6A-II Choctaw (5-5) at Tulsa Washington (9-0), 7 p.m., Friday Sand Springs (5-4) at Stillwater (5-5), 7 p.m., Friday Bixby (6-4) at Lawton (8-1), 2 p.m., Saturday Midwest City (6-3) at Bartlesville (9-1) CLASS 5A Carl Albert (6-4) at Lawton MacArthur (10-0), 7 p.m., Friday Tulsa Kelley (7-2) at Collinsville (5-4) Pryor (4-6) at Skiatook (10-0), 7 p.m., Friday Ardmore (8-2) at Deer Creek (7-3) Del City (6-4) at McGuinness (8-2), 7 p.m., Friday Tahlequah (8-2) at McAlester (9-1) Tulsa Memorial (7-3) at Coweta (6-3), 7 p.m., Friday Guthrie (6-3) at Altus (9-1) CLASS 4A Bristow (4-5) at Anadarko (7-2) Cascia Hall (5-4) at Sallisaw (5-5) Broken Bow (6-4) at Wagoner (10-0) Clinton (5-5) at Ada (6-3) Weatherford (7-3) at Tuttle (10-0) Metro Christian (7-2) at Oologah (8-2) Tulsa McLain (6-4) at Poteau (10-0) Harrah (6-3) at Cache (8-2), 7 p.m., Friday CLASS 3A Blanchard (7-3) at Heritage Hall (10-0), 7 p.m., Friday Plainview (8-2) at Seminole (8-2) Sperry (3-7) at Hilldale (10-0) Seq. Tahlequah (6-4) at Stigler (7-3) Pauls Valley (5-5) at Lone Grove (7-3) Perkins-Tryon (6-4) at Meeker (8-2) Eufaula (3-7) at Locust Grove (10-0) Beggs (6-3) at Berryhill (6-3), 7 p.m., Friday Checotah (7-3) at Lincoln Christian (10-0), 7 p.m., Friday Idabel (6-4) at Westville (8-2) Kingfisher (4-6) at John Marshall (9-1) Purcell (4-6) at Sulphur (7-3) Seq. Claremore (4-5) at Roland (9-1), 7 p.m., Friday Verdigris (5-5) at Victory Christian (8-1), 7 p.m., Friday Marlow (5-5) at Jones (10-0) Douglass (7-3) at Cushing (8-1) CLASS 2A Oklahoma Christian (4-6) at Chisholm (10-0) Coalgate (6-4) at Lindsay (9-1) Henryetta (5-5) at Vian (8-2), 7 p.m., Friday Colcord (7-3) at Nowata (7-3) Lexington (5-5) at Davis (7-3) Tonkawa (6-4) at Millwood (5-2) Chelsea (4-6) at Adair (9-1), 7 p.m., Friday Panama (8-2) at Stroud (9-1) Antlers (7-3) at Okemah (7-3) Commerce (6-4) at Haskell (9-1) Alva (5-5) at Luther (10-0), 7 p.m., Friday Walters (8-2) at Kingston (8-1) Hulbert (7-3) at Wyandotte (8-2) Prague (6-4) at Hartshorne (9-1) Marietta (5-5) at Washington (9-1) Chr. Heritage (5-5) at Hennessey (6-4) CLASS A Mangum (7-3) at Mooreland (10-0), 7 p.m., Friday Wynnewood (5-5) at Healdton (6-4) Watonga (4-6) at Hominy (9-1) Fairland (7-2) at Central Sallisaw (7-3) Rush Springs (3-7) at Stratford (10-0) Hooker (7-3) at Carnegie (6-3) Quinton (5-5) at Rejoice Christian (7-3) Drumright (5-3) at Crescent (6-4) Morrison (6-4) at Cashion (8-2) Porter (4-6) at Ketchum (7-3) Fairview (6-4) at Hollis (10-0) Velma-Alma (8-2) at Minco (9-1) Afton (5-5) at Talihina (8-1) Okla. Christian Aca. (6-4) at Kiefer (9-1) Wayne (6-4) at Ringling (8-0) Cordell (8-2) at Thomas (8-2), 7 p.m., Friday CLASS B Allen (6-4) at Seiling (9-1) Garber (6-4) at Dewar (9-1) Caddo (6-4) at Davenport (10-0) Turpin (8-2) at Geary (9-1) Laverne (8-2) at Alex (10-0) Weleetka (7-3) at Depew (9-1) Woodland (6-4) at Keota (9-0) Waurika (8-2) at Pioneer (7-3) CLASS C Duke (5-5) at Cherokee (9-0) Timberlake (6-4) at Webbers Falls (8-2) Cave Springs (6-3) at Coyle (10-0) Boise City (6-4) at Tipton (7-2) Waynoka (5-4) at Grandfield (9-0) Thackerville (7-3) at Deer Creek-Lamont (9-1) Bluejacket (7-3) at Fox (10-0) Corn Bible (6-3) at Shattuck (8-1)
Here are the playoff pairings for the first round of the high school football playoffs. All games are at 7:30 p.m. Friday unless otherwise noted. Class 6A-I Mustang at Broken Arrow Edmond Santa Fe at Southmoore Putnam City at Tulsa Union Norman North at Jenks Class 6A-II Choctaw at Tulsa Washington Sand Springs at Stillwater Bixby at Lawton, 2 p.m. Saturday Midwest City at Bartlesville Class...
High school football playoff pairings
Jacob Unruh,scott wright | Nov 7, 2015Here are the playoff pairings for the first round of the high school football playoffs. All games are at 7:30 p.m. Friday unless otherwise noted. Class 6A-I Mustang at Broken Arrow Edmond Santa Fe at Southmoore Putnam City at Tulsa Union Norman North at Jenks Class 6A-II Choctaw at Tulsa Washington Sand Springs at Stillwater Bixby at Lawton, 2 p.m. Saturday Midwest City at Bartlesville Class 5A Carl Albert at Lawton MacArthur, 7 p.m. Tulsa Kelley at Collinsville Pryor at Skiatook Ardmore at Deer Creek Del City at McGuinness Tahlequah at McAlester Tulsa Memorial at Coweta Guthrie at Altus Class 4A Bristow at Anadarko Cascia Hall at Sallisaw Broken Bow at Wagoner Clinton at Ada Weatherford at Tuttle Metro Christian at Oologah Tulsa McLain at Poteau Harrah at Cache Class 3A Blanchard at Heritage Hall, 7 p.m. Plainview at Seminole Sperry at Hilldale Seq. Tahlequah at Stigler Pauls Valley at Lone Grove Perkins-Tryon at Meeker Eufaula at Locust Grove Beggs at Berryhill Checotah at Lincoln Christian Idabel at Westville Kingfisher at John Marshall Purcell at Sulphur Seq. Claremore at Roland Verdigris at Victory Christian Marlow at Jones Douglass at Cushing Class 2A OCS at Chisholm Coalgate at Lindsay Henryetta at Vian Colcord at Nowata Lexington at Davis Tonkawa at Millwood Chelsea at Adair Panama at Stroud Antlers at Okemah Commerce at Haskell Alva at Luther Walters at Kingston Hulbert at Wyandotte Prague at Hartshorne Marietta at Washington CHA at Hennessey Class A Mangum at Mooreland Wynnewood at Healdton Watonga at Hominy Fairland at Central Sallisaw Rush Springs at Stratford Hooker at Carnegie Quinton at Rejoice Christian Drumright at Crescent Morrison at Cashion Porter at Ketchum Fairview at Hollis Velma-Alma at Minco Afton at Talihina OCA at Kiefer Wayne at Ringling Cordell at Thomas Class B Allen at Seiling Garber at Dewar Caddo at Davenport Turpin at Geary Laverne at Alex Weleetka at Depew Woodland at Keota Waurika at Pioneer Class C Duke at Cherokee Timberlake at Webbers Falls Cave Springs at Coyle Boise City at Tipton Waynoka at Grandfield Thackerville at Deer Creek-Lamont Bluejacket at Fox Corn Bible at Shattuck
Nov 4, 2015
Each week, The Oklahoman's Scott Wright predicts the score of every game in the state. Here are the picks for this week: Last week's record: 145-23 (86.3 pct.) Overall record: 1,252-307 (80.
The Oklahoman's high school football predictions
By Scott Wright Staff Writer email@example.com | Nov 4, 2015Each week, The Oklahoman's Scott Wright predicts the score of every game in the state. Here are the picks for this week: Last week's record: 145-23 (86.3 pct.) Overall record: 1,252-307 (80.3) Thursday's Games Class 6A-I Mustang 35, MOORE 14 EDMOND SANTA FE 41, Norman 13 Class 6A-II LAWTON 30, Choctaw 17 Class 5A ALTUS 49, Northwest 6 Class 3A INOLA 34, Keys (Park Hill) 6 Kingfisher 49, CENTENNIAL 8 HERITAGE HALL 52, Purcell 14 Class 2A Vian 38, PANAMA 12 Class A Quinton 22, WARNER 20 Class B ALEX 56, Geary 42 Waukomis 48, POND CREEK-HUNTER 44 Friday's Games Class 6A-I BROKEN ARROW 35, Edmond Memorial 20 Owasso 28, PC NORTH 14 WESTMOORE 24, Putnam City 21 Southmoore 48, NORMAN NORTH 38 Tulsa Union 45, EDMOND NORTH 17 JENKS 56, Yukon 13 Class 6A-II Bartlesville 42, CLAREMORE 14 SAND SPRINGS 28, Bixby 24 PC West 34, ENID 28 PONCA CITY 28, Sapulpa 23 Stillwater 34, LAWTON IKE 26 Tulsa Washington 40, MUSKOGEE 14 Class 5A Ardmore 28, DUNCAN 7 DEL CITY 38, Chickasha 24 Collinsville 34, TULSA EAST CENTRAL 8 Deer Creek 21, GUTHRIE 20 TULSA KELLEY 28, Durant 17 WESTERN HEIGHTS 28, Guymon 8 Lawton MacArthur 44, EL RENO 12 McGuinness 28, PIEDMONT 10 Pryor 24, TULSA NOAH 20 Shawnee 42, TULSA HALE 7 Skiatook 35, NOBLE 20 CARL ALBERT 45, Southeast 12 COWETA 28, Tahlequah 27 Tulsa Edison 21, GROVE 14 McALESTER 46, Tulsa Memorial 13 Class 4A Bristow 28, TECUMSEH 14 Cascia Hall 24, CLEVELAND 10 CLINTON 28, Elk City 27 Glenpool 20, McLOUD 13 Harrah 28, ADA 24 Metro Christian 30, SALLISAW 20 VINITA 28, Miami 22 Muldrow 27, BROKEN BOW 20 ELGIN 28, Newcastle 21 Oologah 38, TULSA McLAIN 13 Poteau 48, TULSA CENTRAL 8 FORT GIBSON 21, Stilwell 14 Wagoner 41, CATOOSA 10 ANADARKO 42, Weatherford 13 CACHE 28, Woodward 14 Class 3A Beggs 28, CHECOTAH 24 LINCOLN CHR. 42, Berryhill 35 Blanchard 35, MOUNT ST. MARY 7 DOUGLASS 42, Bridge Creek 12 SPERRY 21, Dewey 14 IDABEL 28, Heavener 13 John Marshall 24, BETHANY 21 VERDIGRIS 35, Kellyville 12 Little Axe 28, BETHEL 20 Locust Grove 56, JAY 18 CUSHING 42, Mannford 7 Marlow 31, DICKSON 13 Meeker 42, COMANCHE 12 Morris 35, OKMULGEE 34 Perkins 40, BLACKWELL 12 Plainview 34, MADILL 13 Roland 28, EUFAULA 7 Seminole 42, PAULS VALLEY 20 Seq. Claremore 31, SEQ. TAHLEQUAH 27 Spiro 26, VALLIANT 16 JONES 38, Star Spencer 8 LONE GROVE 35, Sulphur 21 HILLDALE 49, Tulsa Rogers 14 WESTVILLE 36, Tulsa Webster 22 Victory Christian 35, STIGLER 28 Class 2A Alva 32, PERRY 14 TISHOMINGO 21, Atoka 20 Chisholm 14, HENNESSEY 7 Coalgate 28, MARIETTA 21 HASKELL 35, Colcord 27 Commerce 26, CHELSEA 21 DIBBLE 28, Frederick 22 Hartshorne 42, POCOLA 6 PRAGUE 27, Henryetta 20 ANTLERS 35, Hugo 12 Hulbert 24, CHOUTEAU 8 SALINA 21, Kansas 20 DAVIS 35, Kingston 14 Lexington 27, HOBART 13 Luther 35, OCS 20 WASHINGTON 35, Mangum 14 Okemah 40, HOLDENVILLE 6 Okla. Christian Aca. 31, NEWKIRK 7 TULSA UNION JV 35, Oklahoma Union 12 NOWATA 48, Pawhuska 8 TONKAWA 28, Pawnee 7 ADAIR 42, Rejoice Christian 22 Walters 35, LINDSAY 34 Wellston 38, CROOKED OAK 24 STROUD 30, Wewoka 20 Wilburton 21, LIBERTY 18 Wyandotte 49, CANEY VALLEY 6 Class A FAIRLAND 21, Afton 12 CARNEGIE 27, Apache 20 MOORELAND 45, Beaver 6 Community Christian 28, WILSON 13 MINCO 42, Elmore City 12 THOMAS 21, Fairview 20 KETCHUM 45, Foyil 6 Hollis 28, CORDELL 21 Hominy 26, MORRISON 21 Kiefer 42, DRUMRIGHT 7 CRESCENT 28, Okeene 12 CASHION 48, Oklahoma Bible 14 MOUNDS 27, Porter 13 Ringling 21, HEALDTON 7 Rush Springs 32, EMPIRE 12 Savanna 35, GORE 7 Sayre 28, BURNS FLAT-DILL CITY 6 Snyder 21, HOLLIS 14 Stratford 35, WYNNEWOOD 13 QUAPAW 28, Summit Christian 7 Talihina 28, CENTRAL SALLISAW 27 HOOKER 26, Texhoma 20 Velma-Alma 49, CENTRAL MARLOW 6 CROSSINGS CHR. 41, Watonga 27 Wayne 42, KONAWA 7 BARNSDALL 33, Yale 12 Class B CADDO 44, Arkoma 28 WOODLAND 44, Covington-Douglas 38 Cyril 38, ALLEN 34 Garber 46, WELCH 0 DEWAR 34, Keota 32 Kremlin-Hillsdale 40, CANTON 8 Maud 44, STROTHER 30 Maysville 52, BRAY-DOYLE 6 LAVERNE 44, Merritt 20 DAVENPORT 54, Oaks 8 Porum 42, GANS 36 Seiling 56, RINGWOOD 6 DEPEW 30, South Coffeyville 28 Turpin 34, PIONEER 24 Waurika 52, MACOMB 6 Weleetka 46, HAILEYVILLE 0 Wetumka 48, CANADIAN 42 Class C SHATTUCK 44, Balko 14 COYLE 42, Bluejacket 18 Cave Springs 40, SASAKWA 20 Cherokee 38, BOISE CITY 34 DC-LAMONT 54, Copan 8 CORN BIBLE 42, Duke 36 Fox 56, BOKOSHE 6 Grandfield 52, TEMPLE 6 TIMBERLAKE 44, Medford 28 Midway 40, PRUE 12 WEBBERS FALLS 48, Paoli 8 MT. VIEW-GOTEBO 36, Ryan 20 Thackerville 52, BOWLEGS 6 Tipton 42, SW COVENANT 18 Tyrone 28, SHARON-MUTUAL 24 Independent U.S. Grant 28, CAPITOL HILL 22 Saturday's Games Class 2A Chr. Heritage 48, NORTHEAST 12 *Home team in CAPS
Nov 2, 2015
Olive Garden at 6330 Southwest 3rd Street, off Interstate 40 between Rockwell Avenue and MacArthur Boulevard, will host a fundraiser for the Haws family Tuesday night.
High school notebook: Olive Garden to host fundraiser for Bethany's Hudson Haws
By Scott Wright and Jacob Unruh, Staff Writers | Nov 2, 2015On the heels of two successful fundraising dinners by local restaurants, a third has joined the mix to help injured Bethany football player Hudson Haws. Olive Garden at 6330 Southwest 3rd Street, off Interstate 40 between Rockwell Avenue and MacArthur Boulevard, will host a fundraiser for the Haws family Tuesday night. Part of the proceeds from all sales from 4 p.m.-close Tuesday will go to the family, and donations will also be accepted. Swadley's Bar-B-Q in Bethany served lunch on Sunday at the high school gym and raised more than $37,000. While the final numbers weren't known from Monday's event at Papa Angelo's Pizza, the restaurant had to close early when it ran out of pizza dough. STATE FINALISTS ANNOUNCED FOR WENDY'S HEISMAN The Oklahoma finalists for the annual Wendy's High School Heisman awards were recently announced, with two athletes from the Oklahoma City area and the state's most recognized quarterback making the list. Westmoore's Sydney Chastain and Deer Creek's Paige Nall both made the list. Chastain is a standout basketball player at Westmoore, where she averaged 9.6 points last year as a junior. Nall is a standout swimmer for Deer Creek. Locust Grove quarterback Mason Fine also made the list. He recently broke the state's record for career passing yards and also holds the mark for career touchdowns. The list will be narrowed down to two state winners next week — a boy and a girl. From there, 10 finalists are picked across the country for the final round. Other state finalists include Traynor Blasengame of Stuart; Shalee Brantley of Broken Brow; Omid Darbandi of Tulsa Memorial; Trenton Fletcher of Fox; Dyllan Haworth of Weatherford; Sydney Hutchison of Fairview; Katie Kirkhart of Hilldale; Jordan Kunka of Owasso; Sydney McSlarrow of Coweta; Addison Munsch of Boise City; Sierra Parker of Turner; Morgan Phelps of Fox; Kellen Stauder of Tulsa Union; Matthew Stephens of Rejoice Christian; Joshua Sylvester of Drumright; Nicholas Williams of Sapulpa; Landon Wolf of Tulsa East Central. STILLWATER RUN GAME OVERPOWERS ENID The rainy conditions worked out well for Stillwater, as it churned out 588 rushing yards in a big 48-37 win at Enid to seal a playoff position. Three different players rushed for more than 100 yards with Josiah Castleberry rushing for 209 yards and the decisive touchdown. “Our offensive line did a great job,” Stillwater coach Tucker Barnard said. “They've been getting better and better every week. We've got just a bunch of young guys up there that keep improving. They were making some big holes for all of those guys to run through.” Quarterback Josh Brownlee also rushed for 142 yards and three touchdowns while also throwing for one. The Pioneers moved receiver Jordan Brown, who is verbally committed to Tulsa, into the backfield as well, and he rushed for 149 yards and two TDs. Stillwater travels to Lawton Eisenhower on Friday where a win guarantees second in District 6A-II-2. A loss could put the Pioneers at third or fourth based on multiple scenarios. LEXINGTON MOVES CLOSER TO PLAYOFFS Lexington beat Dibble 22-21 on Friday to move one step closer to a playoff berth entering the final game against Hobart. Sophomore running back Zack Smith added to his already impressive season with 160 yards and two touchdowns. He now has more than 1,700 yards and 17 touchdowns on the year. “Which is crazy because the level of competition we've played is pretty good,” coach Jeff Hall said. Lexington led by nine in the fourth until Dibble got a touchdown and two-point conversion with about five minutes remaining. The Bulldogs then chewed up the clock before a punt pinned Dibble on its own 1 with a minute remaining. Lexington's defense then held firm for the victory. Lexington is 4-5 overall and 2-3 in District 2A-3 play. A win over Hobart locks up the fourth spot. A loss and Dibble win over Frederick would force a three-way tie that will come down to district points.
Oct 31, 2015
Editor's note: Due to an error caused by the time change over the weekend, the poll will remain open for voting until Wednesday at noon. It’s nearing the end of the regular season and playoff spots are being determined thanks to some impressive performances in Week 9 of the high school football season around the Oklahoma City area. Fans can now voice their opinion on who had the best...
VOTE: The Oklahoman's Fans' Choice Player of the Week poll
Jacob Unruh,scott wright | Oct 31, 2015Editor's note: Due to an error caused by the time change over the weekend, the poll will remain open for voting until Wednesday at noon. It’s nearing the end of the regular season and playoff spots are being determined thanks to some impressive performances in Week 9 of the high school football season around the Oklahoma City area. Fans can now voice their opinion on who had the best performance. The weekly Fans' Choice Player of the Week poll is live online at NewsOK.com/Varsity. Pick one of the selections from the poll below, or write in your own candidate in the comments section, where you can tell us why your choice deserves Player of the Week honors. Voting ends at 4 p.m. Tuesday and the results of the poll will appear in Wednesday's print editions. Here are the candidates: Josiah Castleberry, Stillwater: On a night where Stillwater’s ground game was strong, Castleberry was the workhorse with 211 yards and a touchdown on 16 carries. His 63-yard score in the fourth quarter put the Pioneers ahead for good in a 48-37 win over Enid. Chris Friday, Douglass: The junior running back carried the load for the Trojans in a 36-6 win over Blanchard. He rushed 45 times for 229 yards and two touchdowns to keep his team alive in the playoff hunt. Josh Hampton, Cashion: The receiver had a monster night in a 52-21 win over Watonga, catching 13 passes for 318 yards and five touchdowns. He scored on receptions of 63, 11, 34, 20 and 14 yards. Braden Hudson, Putnam City: Hudson was outstanding in a 28-21 overtime win over Norman that keeps Putnam City in the playoff picture. He went 26 for 38 for 370 yards and a two touchdowns, along with two rushing scores. Grant Martin, Harrah: With heavy rain in Bristow, Martin took over on the ground for Harrah in a 38-28 win. He carried the ball 36 times and finished with a huge total of 424 yards and three touchdowns. Michael Nolen, Meeker: Nolan was huge at quarterback in a 42-28 upset of previously unbeaten John Marshall, throwing four touchdown passes and rushing for another. Zack Smith, Lexington: The sophomore running back had another big performance for the Bulldogs, rushing for 160 yards and two touchdowns in a 22-21 win over Dibble to keep his team in the playoff picture. Maurice Wright, Luther: The senior star rushed for 186 yards and two touchdowns, while also catching a touchdown pass in the fourth quarter that helped seal a 36-12 win over Millwood to win District 2A-2.
Nov. 11933 — The Central Nebraska Public Power and Irrigation District was formed.1983 — The state closed the Commonwealth Savings Co. of Lincoln. Many customers lost thousands of dollars in deposits.Nov. 21886 — Box Butte County was formed from Dawes County.1909 — Garden County was formed from Deuel County.Nov. 31932 — The Public Works Administration approved plans for power by the Platte...
Today in Nebraska-November
By The Associated Press, Associated Press | Oct 29, 2015Nov. 1 1933 — The Central Nebraska Public Power and Irrigation District was formed. 1983 — The state closed the Commonwealth Savings Co. of Lincoln. Many customers lost thousands of dollars in deposits. Nov. 2 1886 — Box Butte County was formed from Dawes County. 1909 — Garden County was formed from Deuel County. Nov. 3 1932 — The Public Works Administration approved plans for power by the Platte Valley Public Power and Irrigation District. Nov. 4 1858 — The Legislature organized Merrick County. 1919 — A special election was held to pick 100 delegates to a state constitutional convention. 1950 — Grover Cleveland Alexander, a pitcher in baseball's Hall of Fame, died in his hometown of St. Paul, Neb. 1986 — Kay Orr defeated Helen Boosalis in the nation's first woman-versus-woman gubernatorial election. 1988 — The National Credit Union Administration closed Franklin Community Federal Credit Union in Omaha. Nov. 5 1947 — Warren Batterson, secretary of the Iowa-Nebraska District of the Communist Party, was expelled from membership in the American Legion. Nov. 6 1869 — Crews began grading in earnest for the Fremont, Elkhorn and Missouri Valley railroad. 1888 — Banner and Kimball counties were formed, splitting from Cheyenne County. 1934 — Voters approved a constitutional amendment creating a one-house legislature. Nov. 7 1930 — The Fremont Daily Tribune published an editorial on U.S. Sen. George W. Norris that later won a Pulitzer Prize. The editorial called Norris "the burr Nebraska delights in putting under the Eastern saddle." 1987 — The Nebraska Cornhuskers racked up a record 666 total yards against Iowa State in football. Nov. 8 1887 — Perkins County, named for Burlington railroad President Charles Perkins, was formed from Keith County. 1891 — Garfield County, named for President James A. Garfield, was formed from Wheeler County. Nov. 9 1935 — Bob Gibson, a Hall of Fame baseball pitcher, was born in Omaha. 1948 — The Strategic Air Command officially moved its headquarters to Offutt Air Force Base south of Omaha. Nov. 10 1946 — A 4-year-old girl became ill suddenly on her way to church and died. She was the 22nd person to die from polio in Omaha that year. Nov. 11 1979 — Omaha businessman and philanthropist A.C. Nelsen died at an Omaha hospital after a lengthy illness. He was 89. Nov. 12 1947 — Omaha added a boxcar with 50,000 pounds of flour to a Friendship Food train to aid western Europe. In all, Nebraskans contributed 11 carloads of food. Nov. 13 1962 — Nebraska coach Bob Devaney received a $200,000 insurance policy from Husker football supporters. Nov. 14 1962 — After pedaling a bicycle 1,041 miles, Mark Dustin of Durham, N.C., arrived to see the old town of Dustin in northwest Holt County, but found only a faded sign. Nov. 15 1932 — The Public Works Administration approved funds for Loup River Public Power District construction. Nov. 16 1982 — The Raymond Co-Op Grain Co. elevator exploded, killing five people and injuring two. Nov. 17 1956 — An Air National Guard jet crashed at the Lincoln air base, striking two parked B-47 bombers. Three people were killed and seven people injured. Nov. 18 1860 — Edward Creighton, general agent for Western Union, took a stage coach west from Omaha to make plans to extend the telegraph line from St. Joseph, Mo., to San Francisco. Nov. 19 1867 — The Army established Sidney Barracks, later Fort Sidney, to protect the Union Pacific railroad in western Nebraska. 1936 — Comedian Dick Cavett was born in Gibbon. Nov. 20 2006 — Gov. Dave Heineman orders that flags be flown at half-staff in honor of a slain Marine: Lance Cpl. Mike Scholl, who graduated from Lincoln High School. The 21-year-old died Nov. 14 from wounds he suffered in Iraq. 1854 — Gov. Thomas Cuming announced the results of the first territorial census, showing that Nebraska had 2,732 residents. 1955 — Ten people were killed when two cars collided near Waterbury in northeast Nebraska. Nov. 21 1983 — A major winter storm hit Nebraska with more than 12 inches of snow reported on the ground at Harrison and 12 inches at Crawford. Nov. 22 1932 — Two shipments of Nebraska hogs left the state on their way to Cuba for breeding purposes. 1983 — The world premiere of the award-winning movie "Terms of Endearment" was held in Lincoln, where part of the movie was filmed. Nov. 23 1875 — The first plat was filed for the town of Ogallala. Nov. 24 1929 — The Fox Theater, named for movie pioneer William Fox, opened in North Platte. Nov. 25 1884 — The village of Ogallala was incorporated. Nov. 26 1982 — Two state prison inmates — one serving life for murder and the other serving five to 10 years for robbery — became the first convicts in 10 years to compete in Omaha amateur boxing matches. Nov. 27 1932 — In Cheyenne, Wyo., a tri-state conference involving Nebraska, Colorado and Wyoming adjourned after it apparently is unable to reach an agreement over allocation of water from the North Platte River. 1983 — A blizzard dumped more than 7 inches of snow on Omaha and forced the temporary closing of a 120-mile stretch of Interstate 80 between Ogallala and the Wyoming state line. Nov. 28 1987 — University of Nebraska running back Keith Jones gained 248 yards against Colorado. Nov. 29 1951 — U.S. Sen. Kenneth Wherry died. Nov. 30 1962 — Gov. Frank Morrison signs a proclamation making the legislative reapportionment part of the Nebraska Constitution. The amendment eliminates a provision that population be the sole basis for redistricting the Legislature
Oct 28, 2015
Each week, The Oklahoman's Scott Wright predicts the score of every game in the state. Here are the picks for this week: Last week's record: 133-36 (78.7 pct.) Overall record: 1,106-285 (79.5 pct.) Thursday's Games Class 6A-I NORMAN NORTH 42, Moore 12 PUTNAM CITY 28, Norman 24 Class 6A-II LAWTON 21, Midwest City 17 Class 5A Deer Creek 48, SOUTHEAST 8 Class 4A OOLOGAH 38, Vinita...
The Oklahoman's high school football predictions
By Scott Wright Staff Writer firstname.lastname@example.org | Oct 28, 2015Each week, The Oklahoman's Scott Wright predicts the score of every game in the state. Here are the picks for this week: Last week's record: 133-36 (78.7 pct.) Overall record: 1,106-285 (79.5 pct.) Thursday's Games Class 6A-I NORMAN NORTH 42, Moore 12 PUTNAM CITY 28, Norman 24 Class 6A-II LAWTON 21, Midwest City 17 Class 5A Deer Creek 48, SOUTHEAST 8 Class 4A OOLOGAH 38, Vinita 13 Class 3A JONES 42, Bethel 8 TULSA ROGERS 31, Okmulgee 14 Class 2A Oklahoma Chr. 34, CHR. HERITAGE 27 Washington 28, WALTERS 14 Class A Quinton 40, HILLDALE JV 12 RINGLING 35, Central Marlow 0 Class B Alex 56, MAYSVILLE 6 Class C WEBBERS FALLS 52, Bokoshe 6 FOX 48, Thackerville 20 Friday's Games Class 6A-I OWASSO 38, Edmond North 14 BROKEN ARROW 38, Edmond Santa Fe 21 Jenks 40, EDMOND MEMORIAL 13 TULSA UNION 35, Mustang 21 SOUTHMOORE 42, Putnam North 10 Westmoore 35, YUKON 28 Class 6A-II Bartlesville 35, PONCA CITY 10 Bixby 28, MUSKOGEE 14 Claremore 27, SAPULPA 20 PC WEST 35, Lawton Eisenhower 20 TULSA WASHINGTON 44, Sand Springs 13 Stillwater 28, ENID 17 CHOCTAW 49, U.S. Grant 12 Class 5A Ardmore 52, NORTHWEST 6 ALTUS 28, Duncan 7 Durant 35, NOBLE 28 CHICKASHA 28, El Reno 22 TAHLEQUAH 40, Grove 20 CARL ALBERT 27, Guthrie 21 PIEDMONT 30, Guymon 16 Lawton MacArthur 44, DEL CITY 30 McAlester 42, SHAWNEE 13 COLLINSVILLE 21, Pryor 14 COWETA 28, Tulsa Edison 14 SKIATOOK 20, Tulsa Kelley 13 Tulsa Memorial 41, TULSA HALE 6 McGUINNESS 38, Western Heights 12 Class 4A Ada 34, TECUMSEH 13 Broken Bow 24, STILWELL 10 Catoosa 28, MIAMI 14 WAGONER 44, Cleveland 14 Clinton 26, WOODWARD 20 WEATHERFORD 17, Elgin 7 CACHE 31, Elk City 28 Harrah 27, BRISTOW 14 ANADARKO 35, Newcastle 7 Sallisaw 20, MULDROW 14 METRO CHR. 35, Tulsa Central 8 Tulsa McLain 20, CASCIA HALL 14 Tuttle 36, GLENPOOL 7 Class 3A Blanchard 17, DOUGLASS 14 MADILL 28, Bridge Creek 20 MANNFORD 35, Centennial 8 Cushing 42, BLACKWELL 14 Dickson 29, COMANCHE 6 IDABEL 27, Eufaula 13 BEGGS 20, Heavener 7 Heritage Hall 42, KINGFISHER 13 Hilldale 38, CHECOTAH 20 LOCUST GROVE 42, Inola 21 WESTVILLE 23, Jay 12 John Marshall 34, MEEKER 28 BERRYHILL 48, Kellyville 7 SEQ. CLAREMORE 35, Keys (Park Hill) 6 Lincoln Christian 44, SEQ. TAHLEQUAH 14 Lone Grove 41, MARLOW 26 BETHANY 28, Mount St. Mary 14 Pauls Valley 28, LITTLE AXE 27 SEMINOLE 28, Purcell 7 Sperry 21, TULSA WEBSTER 20 Star Spencer 42, CAPITOL HILL 14 Stigler 40, SPIRO 6 Sulphur 35, PLAINVIEW 34 ROLAND 48, Valliant 8 Verdigris 28, DEWEY 7 Victory Christian 45, MORRIS 6 Class 2A Alva 28, PAWNEE 21 HULBERT 36, Caney Valley 6 PAWHUSKA 20, Chelsea 14 ADAIR 40, Chouteau 6 TONKAWA 21, Crescent 7 Davis 35, COALGATE 14 LEXINGTON 28, Dibble 27 HOBART 18, Frederick 14 Hartshorne 35, OKEMAH 16 Haskell 42, KANSAS 6 Hennessey 35, NEWKIRK 0 WEWOKA 28, Holdenville 16 PANAMA 21, Liberty 14 Marietta 28, ATOKA 20 LUTHER 40, Millwood 36 Northeast 35, CROOKED OAK 34 Nowata 28, WYANDOTTE 24 COMMERCE 30, Oklahoma Union 6 CHISHOLM 42, Perry 0 Prague 34, CHANDLER 28 COLCORD 27, Salina 22 Stroud 21, HENRYETTA 13 Tishomingo 28, HUGO 20 Vian 42, ANTLERS 14 WYNNEWOOD 30, Wellston 8 Wilburton 26, POCOLA12 Class A Carnegie 21, MANGUM 20 Cashion 49, WATONGA 14 Central Sallisaw 42, SAVANNA 6 Crossings Christian 32, OKLA. CHR. ACA. 20 Drumright 40, YALE 8 Fairland 24, BARNSDALL 16 WARNER 20, Gore 14 Healdton 27, WARNER 13 APACHE 28, Hinton 20 Hooker 27, FAIRVIEW 24 Ketchum 30, AFTON 22 ELMORE CITY 28, Konawa 6 Minco 35, COMMUNITY CHR. 20 Mooreland 32, TEXHOMA 12 KIEFER 36, Morrison 8 HOMINY 38, Mounds 6 OKEENE 35, Oklahoma Bible 32 TALIHINA 42, Porter 7 Quapaw 34, FOYIL 14 Rejoice Christian 48, SUMMIT CHR. 8 BEAVER 14, Sayre 13 HOLLIS 34, Snyder 6 Thomas 44, BURNS FLAT-DILL CITY 7 Velma-Alma 28, RUSH SPRINGS 14 STRATFORD 48, Wayne 14 Class B GEARY 42, Allen 24 MAUD 36, Bray-Doyle 6 Caddo 48, PORUM 12 ARKOMA 42, Canadian 40 Davenport 52, WESLEYAN CHR. 6 Depew 38, GARBER 28 Dewar 44, WELEETKA 30 KEOTA 56, Gans 6 WETUMKA 52, Haileyville 6 Laverne 48, RINGWOOD 12 CYRIL 56, Macomb 8 WAUKOMIS 40, Pioneer 38 Pond Creek-Hunter 34, MERRITT 24 Seiling 46, KREMLIN-HILLSDALE 28 WAURIKA 56, Strother 8 Turpin 46, CANTON 0 REGENT PREP 40, Watts 12 OAKS 56, Welch 6 SOUTH COFFEYVILLE 28, Woodland 24 Class C TYRONE 28, Balko 24 Bluejacket 56, IMMANUEL CHR. 6 MIDWAY 48, Bowlegs 12 COYLE 52, Copan 6 Corn Bible 44, CEMENT 8 TIMBERLAKE 42, Covington-Douglas 28 DC-Lamont 60, BUFFALO 14 Duke 34, MT. VIEW-GOTEBO 22 Grandfield 54, SW COVENANT 8 Medford 46, PRUE 0 Sasakwa 30, PAOLI 22 BOISE CITY 40, Sharon-Mutual 26 Shattuck 28, WAYNOKA 24 DESTINY CHR. 54, Temple 8 Tipton 56, RYAN 6 Independent KC Christ Prep 21, TULSA NOAH 14 OKC Patriots 48, WRIGHT CHR. 44 Saturday's Game Independent Claremore Chr. 40, CORNERSTONE CHR. 12 *Home team in CAPS
Oct 21, 2015
Each week, The Oklahoman's Scott Wright predicts the score of every game in the state. Here are the picks for Week 8: Last week's record: 138-31 (81.2 pct) Overall record: 973-249 (79.6 pct.
The Oklahoman's high school football predictions for Week 8
By Scott Wright Staff Writer email@example.com | Oct 21, 2015Each week, The Oklahoman's Scott Wright predicts the score of every game in the state. Here are the picks for Week 8: Last week's record: 138-31 (81.2 pct) Overall record: 973-249 (79.6 pct.) Thursday's Games Class 6A-I WESTMOORE 28, Edmond Memorial 27 Southmoore 49, EDMOND NORTH 13 Class 6A-II STILLWATER 30, Putnam West 28 Class 5A LAWTON MAC 44, Chickasha 14 TULSA EDISON 24, Tahlequah 22 Class 3A CENTENNIAL 21, Blackwell 18 Seminole 35, STAR SPENCER 12 Class A Community Christian 42, KONAWA 8 Class C Temple 48, CEMENT 14 Friday's Games Class 6A-I JENKS 42, Broken Arrow 28 Norman North 45, PC NORTH 20 Owasso 38, MUSTANG 34 EDMOND SANTA FE 35, Putnam City 28 Tulsa Union 50, MOORE 7 Yukon 28, NORMAN 24 Class 6A-II MIDWEST CITY 34, Choctaw 24 LAWTON EISENHOWER 33, Enid 14 LAWTON 27, PRIME PREP (TEXAS) 21 SAND SPRINGS 31, Muskogee 20 CLAREMORE 37, Ponca City 13 BARTLESVILLE 41, Sapulpa 12 Tulsa Washington 28, BIXBY 24 Class 5A ARDMORE 35, Altus 34 Carl Albert 30, DEER CREEK 27 Coweta 34, GROVE 20 Del City 45, EL RENO 17 McGuinness 48, GUYMON 7 TULSA KELLEY 35, Noble 21 DUNCAN 42, Northwest 14 WESTERN HEIGHTS 28, Piedmont 24 TULSA MEMORIAL 34, Shawnee 31 Skiatook 41, DURANT 14 GUTHRIE 49, Southeast 6 PRYOR 28, Tulsa East Central 14 McALESTER 44, Tulsa Hale 6 Class 4A Anadarko 50, ELGIN 13 ADA 28, Bristow 14 Cache 31, CLINTON 28 Cascia Hall 38, CATOOSA 10 TUTTLE 52, McLoud 13 Metro Christian 28, BROKEN BOW 17 TULSA McLAIN 28, Miami 27 Muldrow 21, FORT GIBSON 14 Oologah 42, CLEVELAND 20 Poteau 32, SALLISAW 13 Stilwell 42, TULSA CENTRAL 38 HARRAH 34, Tecumseh 14 Wagoner 49, VINITA 14 Weatherford 35, NEWCASTLE 12 ELK CITY 28, Woodward 21 Class 3A Berryhill 42, DEWEY 14 Bethany 24, BLANCHARD 20 CUSHING 48, Bethel 7 Checotah 35, OKMULGEE 7 LONE GROVE 49, Comanche 14 JOHN MARSHALL 21, Douglass 20 HILLDALE 44, Eufaula 12 Idabel 42, VALLIANT 7 SPERRY 21, Jay 14 Jones 35, PAULS VALLEY 10 Kingfisher 28, PERKINS 24 Lincoln Christian 56, KELLYVILLE 7 PURCELL 21, Little Axe 18 SULPHUR 28, Madill 21 HERITAGE HALL 52, Mannford 7 Meeker 48, BRIDGE CREEK 12 BEGGS 35, Morris 6 Plainview 21, MARLOW 20 STIGLER 28, Roland 24 LOCUST GROVE 56, Seq. Claremore 20 Seq. Tahlequah 34, KEYS (PARK HILL) 7 Spiro 22, HEAVENER 16 VICTORY CHR. 35, Tulsa Rogers 14 Tulsa Webster 28, VERDIGRIS 20 Westville 42, INOLA 13 Class 2A Adair 49, HULBERT 7 HARTSHORNE 21, Antlers 14 DAVIS 42, Atoka 6 NOWATA 52, Caney Valley 6 STROUD 35, Chandler 28 Chouteau 28, GORE 14 MILLWOOD 35, Chr. Heritage 17 KINGSTON 34, Coalgate 20 Colcord 42, KANSAS 14 OKLAHOMA CHR. 48, Crooked Oak 12 WALTERS 31, Healdton 14 Hennessey 33, OKC PATRIOTS 12 Henryetta 35, HOLDENVILLE 7 DIBBLE 27, Hobart 22 MARIETTA 36, Hugo 30 Lexington 26, FREDERICK 20 PRAGUE 31, Liberty 24 WASHINGTON 35, Lindsay 28 Luther 56, WELLSTON 18 Newkirk 21, PERRY 14 WILBURTON 28, Panama 27 Pawhuska 34, OKLAHOMA UNION 6 CHISHOLM 40, Pawnee 0 VIAN 54, Pocola 6 HASKELL 42, Salina 7 ALVA 28, Tonkawa 24 U.S. Grant 34, NORTHEAST 30 OKEMAH 32, Wewoka 28 Wyandotte 42, CHELSEA 28 Class A Afton 35, QUAPAW 7 DRUMRIGHT 42, Barnsdall 6 THOMAS 35, Beaver 8 HOOKER 44, Burns Flat-Dill City 6 Cordell 48, SNYDER 7 Crescent 30, OKLAHOMA BIBLE 7 Crossings Christian 21, CARNEGIE 17 VELMA-ALMA 26, Empire 12 KETCHUM 34, Fairland 28 Fairview 27, TEXHOMA 18 REJOICE CHR. 48, Foyil 12 MANGUM 32, Hinton 16 Hollis 41, APACHE 20 Hominy 44, SUMMIT CHR. 6 Kiefer 40, MOUNDS 7 Mooreland 49, SAYRE 0 Okeene 34, WATONGA 28 CASHION 48, Okla. Christian Aca. 14 RINGLING 50, Rush Springs 6 PORTER 35, Savanna 12 Stratford 48, ELMORE CITY 8 Talihina 38, QUINTON 7 CENTRAL SALLISAW 42, Warner 12 WILSON 35, Central Marlow 6 WAYNE 21, Wynnewood 14 MORRISON 34, Yale 8 Class B SEILING 56, Canton 8 GEARY 48, Cyril 34 Davenport 52, WELCH 6 Garber 44, WOODLAND 20 DEWAR 48, Haileyville 0 Keota 60, CADDO 12 LAVERNE 56, Kremlin-Hillsdale 22 Macomb 30, STROTHER 24 ALEX 56, Maud 6 Maysville 42, ALLEN 28 PIONEER 40, Merritt 20 DEPEW 58, Oaks 12 CANADIAN 44, Porum 24 POND CREEK-HUNTER 38, Ringwood 12 South Coffeyville 54, WATTS 6 TURPIN 42, Waukomis 34 Waurika 48, BRAY-DOYLE 8 Weleetka 56, GANS 6 ARKOMA 36, Wetumka 28 Class C Boise City 34, BALKO 20 CAVE SPRINGS 30, Bowlegs 22 Cherokee 54, SHARON-MUTUAL 8 GRANDFIELD 50, Corn Bible 12 Coyle 56, MEDFORD 6 DC-Lamont 42 COVINGTON-DOUGLAS 16 FOX 52, Midway 6 TIPTON 42, Mt. View-Gotebo 12 Paoli 42, BOWLEGS 6 BLUEJACKET 52, Prue 6 Ryan 28, SASAKWA 16 Shattuck 60, BUFFALO 16 DUKE 42, SW Covenant 34 Timberlake 58, COPAN 12 Waynoka 42, TYRONE 36 THACKERVILLE 38, Webbers Falls 28 Independent Casady 24, ARLINGTON OAKRIDGE 20 FW ALL SAINTS 34, Holland Hall 21 WESLEYAN CHR. 48, Immanuel Christian 24 REGENT PREP 56, Life Christian 6 Tulsa NOAH 28, DALLAS HSAA 8 DESTINY CHR. 48, Word of Life (Wichita) 8 Wright Christian 42, CLAREMORE CHR. 34 *Home team in CAPS
Oct 19, 2015
GRANADA, Colo. (AP) — If you aren't careful on this southeastern Colorado rural highway, you might easily pass the signs leading to a site that marks a dark and unjust episode in U.S. history.But slow down and you'll find nestled along the Colorado-Kansas border in Granada, Colorado, remnants of a gloomy place that even the weeds of the Great Plains can't cover up: the Amache Japanese-American...
Japanese-American internment camp opens forgotten history
By RUSSELL CONTRERAS, Associated Press | Oct 19, 2015GRANADA, Colo. (AP) — If you aren't careful on this southeastern Colorado rural highway, you might easily pass the signs leading to a site that marks a dark and unjust episode in U.S. history. But slow down and you'll find nestled along the Colorado-Kansas border in Granada, Colorado, remnants of a gloomy place that even the weeds of the Great Plains can't cover up: the Amache Japanese-American Relocation Center. Behind the dry brushes sit lonely concrete slabs that once housed makeshift homes, a school, even a dancehall for detainees waiting for the end of World War II. There's a recreated watchtower where armed guards kept internees behind the gates, and random artifacts scattered through the landscape. They tell a story of Americans imprisoned solely because of their ethnic background after Japan's bombing of Pearl Harbor. Among those detained here were a cartoonist who once worked for Walt Disney and a Medal of Honor recipient who gave his life fighting in World War II for the U.S. Army. From 1942 to 1945, more than 7,000 Japanese-Americans and Japanese immigrants were forcibly relocated to what was then called the Granada Relocation Center. They were part of the more than 110,000 Japanese-Americans ordered to camps in California, Colorado, Idaho, Arizona, Wyoming, Utah, Arkansas, New Mexico and other sites. Executive Order 9066, signed by President Franklin D. Roosevelt, forced Japanese-Americans, regardless of loyalty or citizenship, to leave the West Coast and other areas for designated camps surrounded by barbed wire and military police. Half of those detainees were children. At Amache, they lived in an area next to poor Mexican-American farm workers. They tried to go on with life as normal as possible. They produced a newspaper, the Granada Pioneer, which featured the worked of detainee cartoonist Chris Ishii. They tried farming, held Christmas block parties and even formed a football team. They lived there even as their sons were drafted into the U.S. Army. Seventy years ago this month, on Oct. 15, 1945, shortly after Japan's surrender, the last detainees left Amache and the internment site closed. It remained largely untouched until it became listed on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places in 1994 and a local high school teacher founded the Amache Preservation Society. Today, the buildings for the 20-by 24-foot barracks where families were forced to live are gone. So are the police station, the co-op store and Amache High School. All that's left are concrete floors and signs giving details about what was once here. A cemetery for the 121 inmates who died while in captivity remains and their bilingual tombstones are decorated with coins. The cemetery grounds include a monument for the 31 Japanese-Americans who volunteered for military service from Amache, then lost their lives in battle while their families remained locked up. Visitors might drive around confused if not for the informative billboards at the camp's entrance explaining the locations and showcasing photos from Amache daily life. But you also can download a free podcast from the Amache website for an audio tour of the 600-acre camp with narrowly paved roads. There is no cost to visit Amache. But you can't buy Amache souvenirs like T-shirts or coffee mugs at the site. It is a place to wander, meditate and take an occasional photo. The rest is left to the imagination. "I have brooded about this whole episode on and off the past three decades for it is illustrative of how an entire society can somehow plunge off course," Milton S. Eisenhower, the first director of the War Relocation Authority, later said in 1974 of the internment of Japanese-Americans. Under the buried weeds here in Colorado, the story of that course still asks to be remembered. All that is needed is for travelers to slow down and take a turn on a road that could easily be otherwise missed. ___ If You Go... CAMP AMACHE: Located in southeastern Colorado about a mile and a half west of the town of Granada and half an hour drive from the Kansas border. It is off of Highway 385/50 along the Santa Fe Trail; http://www.amache.org/. ___ Follow Russell Contreras on Twitter at http://twitter.com/russcontreras .
Oct 14, 2015
As Week 7 of the high school football season arrives, playoff races — and more importantly, the chase for district championships — start to take shape. We've got a No. 1 vs. No. 2 battle in Class 6A-II, with second-ranked Bartlesville visiting Tulsa Washington on Friday. And a 1 vs. 3 in Class 5A, with top-ranked Lawton MacArthur hosting Ardmore, also on Friday. But Thursday is full of...
The Oklahoman's high school football predictions for Week 7
By Scott Wright Staff Writer firstname.lastname@example.org | Oct 14, 2015As Week 7 of the high school football season arrives, playoff races — and more importantly, the chase for district championships — start to take shape. We've got a No. 1 vs. No. 2 battle in Class 6A-II, with second-ranked Bartlesville visiting Tulsa Washington on Friday. And a 1 vs. 3 in Class 5A, with top-ranked Lawton MacArthur hosting Ardmore, also on Friday. But Thursday is full of excitement, too, with Cushing at Heritage Hall in a rematch of the Class 3A title game, and two of the west's best 6A-I teams in doing battle with potentially big playoff stakes on the line when Southmoore hosts Mustang. Each week, The Oklahoman's Scott Wright predicts the score of every game in the state. Here are the Week 7 picks: Last week's record: 142-31 (82.1 pct.) Overall record: 835-218 (79.3 pct.) Thursday's Games Class 6A MUSKOGEE 28, Claremore 14 JENKS 45, Edmond Santa Fe 14 TAHLEQUAH 21, Enid 20 LAWTON 35, Lawton Eisenhower 7 Moore 28, PC NORTH 27 SOUTHMOORE 41, Mustang 38 EDMOND MEMORIAL 35, Norman 12 SAND SPRINGS 34, Ponca City 7 Putnam City 38, YUKON 34 MIDWEST CITY 36, Putnam West 24 BIXBY 44, Sapulpa 12 Stillwater 27, CHOCTAW 24 Tulsa Union 49, OWASSO 21 BROKEN ARROW 42, Westmoore 20 Class 5A Altus 44, CHICKASHA 12 Carl Albert 24, McGUINNESS 21 Deer Creek 42, GUYMON 14 Duncan 24, EL RENO 20 SHAWNEE 30, Durant 16 Guthrie 27, WESTERN HEIGHTS 24 McALESTER 50, Noble 21 DEL CITY 56, Northwest 12 COWETA 28, Pryor 20 Skiatook 42, TULSA MEMORIAL 14 Southeast 21, PIEDMONT 20 GROVE 21, Tulsa East Central 14 Tulsa Kelley 44, TULSA HALE 6 Class 4A TUTTLE 27, Ada 24 Bristow 40, McLOUD 12 POTEAU 45, Broken Bow 14 OOLOGAH 34, Catoosa 17 Cleveland 28, MIAMI 24 CACHE 27, Elgin 20 METRO CHR. 40, Fort Gibson 7 CLINTON 34, Newcastle 6 Sallisaw 28, SALLISAW 22 GLENPOOL 30, Tecumseh 26 MULDROW 20, Tulsa Central 14 WAGONER 38, Tulsa McLain 13 CASCIA HALL 28, Vinita 20 ELK CITY 31, Weatherford 24 Class 3A Beggs 21, TULSA ROGERS 14 Berryhill 40, TULSA WEBSTER 20 Bethany 38, DOUGLASS 35 PURCELL 21, Bethel 14 KINGFISHER 31, Blackwell 12 Blanchard 35, BRIDGE CREEK 0 PAULS VALLEY 40, Centennial 12 Checotah 44, MORRIS 7 HERITAGE HALL 41, Cushing 28 LINCOLN CHR. 56, Dewey 13 STIGLER 28, Eufaula 24 ROLAND 40, Heavener 10 VICTORY CHR. 31, Hilldale 28 Idabel 35, SPIRO 13 JAY 30, Inola 28 Jones 24, SEMINOLE 20 Keys (Park Hill) 33, KELLYVILLE 21 Locust Grove 56, SEQ. TAHLEQUAH 20 Marlow 28, MADILL 21 MEEKER 42, Mount St. Mary 6 Okmulgee 42, CAPITOL HILL 20 Perkins 24, MANNFORD 16 Plainview 42, COMANCHE 6 WESTVILLE 28, Seq. Claremore 27 VERDIGRIS 33, Sperry 16 LITTLE AXE 28, Star Spencer 24 COALGATE 41, Valliant 14 Class 2A Chelsea 21, CANEY VALLEY 14 Chisholm 42, TONKAWA 6 PAWHUSKA 28, Commerce 23 LUTHER 63, Crooked Oak 12 Davis 44, HUGO 13 WASHINGTON 35, Dibble 14 VELMA-ALMA 28, Frederick 7 ADAIR 42, Haskell 20 LINDSAY 35, Hobart 6 CHANDLER 49, Holdenville 14 COLCORD 28, Hulbert 27 Kansas 26, CHOUTEAU 20 Kingston 42, ATOKA 6 WALTERS 28, Lexington 22 ANTLERS 21, Liberty 14 Marietta 31, TISHOMINGO 26 MILLWOOD 48, Northeast 6 Okemah 22, HENRYETTA 16 ALVA 28, Oklahoma Christian 24 WYANDOTTE 42, Oklahoma Union 14 Panama 35, POCOLA 14 Pawnee 34, NEWKIRK 7 HENNESSEY 49, Perry 6 Stroud 21, PRAGUE 18 Tulsa NOAH 28, SALINA 14 CHR. HERITAGE 27, Wellston 20 WAYNE 30, Wewoka 22 HARTSHORNE 34, Wilburton 16 Class A CORDELL 21, Apache 20 Carnegie 35, HINTON 7 Cashion 38, CROSSINGS CHR. 21 HEALDTON 45, Central Marlow 6 Central Sallisaw 36, KETCHUM 14 WYNNEWOOD 28, Elmore City 8 Fairview 38, SAYRE 12 PORTER 42, Gore 7 Hollis 34, MANGUM 20 KIEFER 28, Hominy 7 Hooker 28, BEAVER 16 Minco 49, KONAWA 6 Morrison 33, BARNSDALL 13 Mounds 28, YALE 20 OKLA. CHRISTIAN ACA. 24, OKEENE 20 FAIRLAND 28, Quapaw 27 SAVANNA 40, Quinton 14 Rejoice Christian 32, AFTON 24 Ringling 44, EMPIRE 6 WILSON 21, Rush Springs 20 Stratford 49, COMMUNITY CHR. 14 Summit Christian 38, FOYIL 34 Texhoma 56, BURNS FLAT-DILL CITY 6 Thomas 28, MOORELAND 21 TALIHINA 34, Warner 14 CRESCENT 20, Watonga 14 Class B Alex 54, WAURIKA 8 Allen 38, MAUD 34 Arkoma 42, HAILEYVILLE 12 STROTHER 36, Bray-Doyle 16 WELEETKA 44, Caddo 18 KEOTA 56, Canadian 6 MAYSVILLE 48, Cyril 8 Depew 52, WELCH 6 DEWAR 56, Gans 12 SEILING 46, Laverne 42 DAVENPORT 58, OKC Patriots 12 Pioneer 54, RINGWOOD 8 PC-Hunter 48, KREMLIN-HILLSDALE 12 Turpin 50, MERRITT 14 GARBER 56, Watts 6 Waukomis 54, CANTON 8 SOUTH COFFEYVILLE 58, Wesleyan Chr. 8 Wetumka 34, PORUM 30 OAKS 40, Woodland 28 Class C Boise City 42, WAYNOKA 38 THACKERVILLE 54, Bokoshe 6 MT. VIEW-GOTEBO 46, Cement 0 Cherokee 34, TIMBERLAKE 20 Copan 30, IMMANUEL CHR. 22 Covington-Douglas 42, PRUE 8 DC-Lamont 34, COYLE 30 Destiny Christian 56, PAOLI 6 TIPTON 48, Duke 28 Fox 58, CAVE SPRINGS 12 Grandfield 52, RYAN 6 BLUEJACKET 44, Medford 16 WEBBERS FALLS 38, Midway 20 Sasakwa 40, BOWLEGS 18 BALKO 32, Sharon-Mutual 28 SW COVENANT 48, Temple 12 Tyrone 54, BUFFALO 20 Independent REGENT PREP 44, Claremore Christian 34 Friday's Games Class 6A Bartlesville 30, TULSA WASHINGTON 27 NORMAN NORTH 42, Edmond North 13 Class 5A LAWTON MACARTHUR 27, Ardmore 22 Collinsville 35, TULSA EDISON 21 Class 4A Anadarko 42, WOODWARD 14 Class 3A LONE GROVE 44, Dickson 28 JOHN MARSHALL 34, Sulphur 20 Class B Geary 56, MACOMB 6 Independent Dallas St. Marks 28, HOLLAND HALL 21 Fort Worth All Saints 24, CASADY 20 *Home team in CAPS
Class 6A-I 1. Jenks 5-0 (1) 2. Tulsa Union 4-2 (2) 3. Broken Arrow 5-1 (4) 4. Southmoore 5-1 (5) 5. Owasso 3-2 (6) 6. Norman North 4-2 (7) 7. Mustang 5-1 (3) 8. Westmoore 3-3 (8) 9. Edmond S.F. 4-2 (9) 10. Putnam City 3-3 (NR) Dropped out: Edmond Memorial, 2-4 (10) Class 6A-II 1. T. Washington 5-0 (1) 2. Bartlesville 6-0 (2) 3. Lawton 4-1 (3) 4. Bixby 4-2 (4) 5. Sand Springs 2-3* (5) 6....
The Oklahoman's high school football rankings
By Scott Wright Staff Writer email@example.com | Oct 13, 2015Class 6A-I 1. Jenks 5-0 (1) 2. Tulsa Union 4-2 (2) 3. Broken Arrow 5-1 (4) 4. Southmoore 5-1 (5) 5. Owasso 3-2 (6) 6. Norman North 4-2 (7) 7. Mustang 5-1 (3) 8. Westmoore 3-3 (8) 9. Edmond S.F. 4-2 (9) 10. Putnam City 3-3 (NR) Dropped out: Edmond Memorial, 2-4 (10) Class 6A-II 1. T. Washington 5-0 (1) 2. Bartlesville 6-0 (2) 3. Lawton 4-1 (3) 4. Bixby 4-2 (4) 5. Sand Springs 2-3* (5) 6. Stillwater 2-4 (6) 7. Midwest City 4-2 (7) 8. Putnam West 3-3 (8) 9. Choctaw 4-2 (9) 10. Muskogee 2-4 (10) Dropped out: None *-Forfeited two games for using ineligible player. Class 5A 1. L. MacArthur 6-0 (1) 2. Skiatook 6-0 (4) 3. Ardmore 6-0 (3) 4. McAlester 5-1 (2) 5. Altus 5-1 (5) 6. Carl Albert 5-1 (6) 7. Tulsa Kelley 4-1 (7) 8. McGuinness 4-2 (8) 9. T. Memorial 5-1 (NR) 10. Collinsville 3-3 (NR) Dropped out: Deer Creek, 3-3 (9); 10. Del City, 3-3 (10) Class 4A 1. Wagoner 6-0 (1) 2. Anadarko 5-1 (2) 3. Poteau 6-0 (3) 4. Tuttle 7-0 (4) 5. Metro Chr. 4-1 (5) 6. Oologah 4-2 (6) 7. Elk City 4-2 (7) 8. Ada 3-2 (8) 9. Harrah 4-2 (10) 10. Cascia Hall 2-3 (9) Dropped out: None Class 3A 1. Heritage Hall 6-0 (1) 2. Locust Grove 6-0 (2) 3. John Marshall 6-0 (3) 4. Lincoln Chr. 6-0 (4) 5. Victory Chr. 5-0 (5) 6. Bethany 6-0 (6) 7. Jones 6-0 (7) 8. Cushing 5-0 (8) 9. Hilldale 5-0 (9) 10. Seminole 5-1 (NR) Dropped out: Meeker, 4-2 (10) Class 2A 1. Adair 5-1 (1) 2. Chisholm 6-0 (7) 3. Davis 3-3 (5) 4. Washington 5-1 (4) 5. Millwood 3-1 (3) 6. Luther 6-0 (6) 7. Lindsay 7-0 (2) 8. Kingston 6-0 (9) 9. Nowata 5-2 (10) 10. Haskell 6-0 (NR) Dropped out: Hartshorne, 5-1 (8) Class A 1. Stratford 6-0 (1) 2. Ringling 4-0 (2) 3. Hollis 6-0 (4) 4. Thomas 5-1 (5) 5. Kiefer 6-0 (6) 6. Mooreland 6-0 (7) 7. Minco 6-1 (3) 8. Cashion 4-2 (9) 9. Wayne 5-1 (10) 10. Hominy 5-1 (NR) Dropped out: Mangum, 5-1 (8) Class B 1. Alex 6-0 (1) 2. Davenport 6-0 (2) 3. Seiling 6-0 (3) 4. Dewar 6-0 (4) 5. Keota 5-0 (5) 6. Turpin 5-1 (6) 7. Pioneer 4-2 (7) 8. Geary 6-0 (8) 9. Laverne 4-2 (9) 10. Depew 5-1 (10) Dropped out: None Class C 1. Cherokee 6-0 (1) 2. Grandfield 5-0 (2) 3. Fox 6-0 (3) 4. Coyle 6-0 (4) 5. D.C.-Lamont 6-0 (5) 6. Shattuck 4-1 (6) 7. Tipton 3-2 (7) 8. Thackerville 5-1 (8) 9. Timberlake 3-3 (10) 10. Bluejacket 4-2 (NR) Dropped out: Waynoka, 4-2 (9) Rankings by Scott Wright, staff writer
The Wolverines scored touchdowns on three long plays Friday, and they didn’t need much else as their defense stifled the Stillwater Pioneers all night in a 24-0 win.
High school football: Lawton shuts out Stillwater for third straight win
By Cody Stavenhagen, Staff Writer | Oct 9, 2015STILLWATER — The Lawton Wolverines entered their postgame huddle fired up, and with plenty of reason. The Wolverines scored touchdowns on three long plays Friday, and they didn't need much else as their defense stifled the Stillwater Pioneers all night in a 24-0 win. The defense led by Kieth Thierry and Levi Cain kept Stillwater (2-4 overall, 1-1 district) from pounding the ball on the ground, and it made good on a point to limit receiver Jordan Brown, a Tulsa commit who had only two touches on offense. “That's the best defensive game we've played all year long,” Lawton coach Randy Breeze said. Lawton quarterback Zack Hanna hit receiver Marcheenan Hair for a 52-yard touchdown on the second play from scrimmage and set a tone that continued for the rest of the night. Hair finished with five catches for 143 yards and two touchdowns, including a 75-yard score in the third quarter. Hair also appeared to make a spectacular catch in the end zone over two defenders, but it ended up being ruled incomplete. “His career, he's averaging over 20 yards per catch,” Breeze said. “He's a home-run threat, he blocks well, he's one of the fastest kids in the state of Oklahoma.” Stillwater was limited to 41 yards on the ground and completed only four passes. The Pioneers played well on defense minus a few downfield mishaps, but Stillwater coach Tucker Barnard said his team struggled to match Lawton's athleticism. “I think we adjusted to their speed,” Barnard said. “But you can't simulate the way these guys run.” For Lawton (4-1, 3-0), Hanna finished 10-of-17 for 183 yards. The Wolverines also got 134 rushing yards from Tre Curry and 67 more from DeQuan Weaver, who did it with only seven carries. Lawton got its third win in a row, and more importantly, it showed the ability to dominate on defense. “Especially defensively, I'm very impressed with the shutout,” Hair said. “That's amazing right there. I feel like we're in the right spot.”