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Nov 13, 2015
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The day before the Kansas City Chiefs made Laurent Duvernay-Tardif their newest member, he was cradling in the biggest hands you'll ever shake the first of tiny twins born premature.It sure put the stress of the NFL draft into perspective.Two years later, the medical student from Canada's prestigious McGill University is the Chiefs' starting offensive guard. His task is...
Chiefs' Duvernay-Tardif juggles med school, life in NFL
By DAVE SKRETTA, Associated Press | Nov 13, 2015KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The day before the Kansas City Chiefs made Laurent Duvernay-Tardif their newest member, he was cradling in the biggest hands you'll ever shake the first of tiny twins born premature. It sure put the stress of the NFL draft into perspective. Two years later, the medical student from Canada's prestigious McGill University is the Chiefs' starting offensive guard. His task is no longer taking care of infants delivered by C-section in the operating room, but taking care of quarterback Alex Smith inside Arrowhead Stadium. "He's a smart guy," says Chiefs coach Andy Reid, himself a former offensive lineman. "I keep reminding his coaches that someday he might be doing surgery on you, so you better keep it right." The sixth-round draft pick is not the first medical student to make it in the NFL, or even the first to make it out of McGill. Jean-Phillipe Darche spent nearly a decade as a long snapper, most of it with the Seattle Seahawks but ultimately ending his career in Kansas City. The difference with Duvernay-Tardif is that, rather than put medical school on hold until his playing career is over, he keeps plowing along. He spent this past offseason putting in residency hours, and plans to do the same next offseason. This past week, when the rest of the Chiefs enjoyed their bye, Duvernay-Tardif was taking another exam for which he'd been studying for weeks. This isn't simple biology, either. This is the kind of stuff that makes those often cumbersome, complicated playbooks of an NFL offense seem like reading "Goodnight Moon." "When you have two passions, you don't count the hours, you just work as hard as you need to," Duvernay-Tardif said. "I love being in med school. I love being here playing. And the good thing now is when I am here, I can focus 100 percent on football and I don't care about med school. "When I was back in college," he said, "I had to do both at the same time." The level of play at Canadian colleges like McGill is roughly equivalent to a junior college in the U.S., so it's not as if Duvernay-Tardif was playing in the SEC. But that was a good thing. Medical school kept him so busy that he would usually practice just once week, learning the game plan just in time to step onto the field and bulldoze some unsuspecting defensive end. Those games gave an old high school friend, Sasha Ghavami, enough material for a highlight film that Duvernay-Tardif sent out to NFL teams. Close to a dozen sent scouts to see him work out. His footwork needed refinement. He needed to put on muscle. But it became evident in a hurry that Duvernay-Tardif was an athlete, and his intelligence was off the charts. "I saw potential in him within five minutes," said Matthieu Quiviger, an assistant coach for McGill at the time. "He was the one who asks the most questions. He always wants to know. With intelligent people, you can't tell them to do something. You have to tell them why. You have to be pretty quick on your feet and justify what you want him to do." Not surprisingly, Duvernay-Tardif has a particular interest in sports science. He is fascinated by the way the body works. It's one of the main reasons he got into medicine in the first place. So when the topic of concussions is broached, he approaches it in an analytical way. Yes, he has read the literature — not the stuff in the media about CTE, but the kind of stuff that is found in research papers and peer-reviewed journals. He knows that playing on the offensive line in the NFL is dangerous, and puts him at a great risk for his own concussion. But he also is wise enough to know that if he ever sustains enough of them that he'll recognize when to quit. "I think everybody thinks about it," Duvernay-Tardif said, "but it's more a question of knowing the risk. Knowing the potential consequences. And asking yourself the question, 'Is it worth it?' I think I'm in the position where it's worth it." He's also in a unique position to help his teammates deal with the issue. "When they look at the metabolism of the glucose inside the brain, it's all material I can understand," he said, "and share that knowledge with guys who want to know more about it." There's a difference between book smarts and football smarts, though. They don't always equate. But in the case of Larry, as he's known to teammates and friends, there is a correlation. "He's so book smart yet he understands every rule," Chiefs center Mitch Morse said, "so book smarts almost turn into football smarts. He can understand what's happening in a second." When you combine that intelligence with impressive size (6-foot-5, 320 pounds) and speed, you get the rare combination that makes for an imposing NFL offensive lineman. Just as he has work left in medical school, Duvernay-Tardif is still learning the ins-and-outs of professional football. He still struggles to grasp some of the more complex protections and deal with some of the exotic blitzes that are quickly becoming in vogue in the NFL. But considering he was cradling a premature baby in his giant paws two years ago, the fact that he's capably wrestling 300-pound defensive tackles is nothing short of extraordinary. "I would tell you he's still learning," Reid said, "but he's making improvement every week. Sometimes he can take that step back and take a little bit of a bigger step forward. I think he's done that to this point." ___ AP NFL website: www.pro32.ap.org and http://twitter.com/AP_NFL
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
Oct 28, 2015
WASHINGTON (AP) — There's an angry young man who matured into an eternally mellow surgeon and politician. A Hispanic firebrand who is most at home in English, and an Anglo who speaks fluent Spanish at home. And that given-to-preening reality show guy.Some birds of a different feather will flock to the Republican presidential debate stage in Boulder, Colorado.
GOP debate No. 3: A guide to candidates on the big stage
By CONNIE CASS, Associated Press | Oct 28, 2015WASHINGTON (AP) — There's an angry young man who matured into an eternally mellow surgeon and politician. A Hispanic firebrand who is most at home in English, and an Anglo who speaks fluent Spanish at home. And that given-to-preening reality show guy. Some birds of a different feather will flock to the Republican presidential debate stage in Boulder, Colorado. Here's a field guide to candidates in Wednesday night's main event on CNBC: DONALD TRUMP Key features: Billionaire real estate developer, author and reality TV star with the catchphrase, "You're fired!" A quick sketch: —Son of wealthy builder in the New York City borough of Queens —Prospered in family business while studying economics at the University of Pennsylvania —"The Donald" gained fame as splashy Manhattan developer of hotels, skyscrapers and golf courses around the world —Considered Reform Party presidential run in 2000; flirted with GOP bid in 2012 —Starred in reality TV shows "The Apprentice" and "Celebrity Apprentice" Also of note: The front-runner is rich enough to pay for his own campaign — and brags about that — but 74,000 donors showered him with nearly $4 million in small-dollar contributions, July through September. Might Trump be for you? Perhaps yes, if you want a president who says what he thinks even if people take offense. Perhaps no, if you want a president with experience as an elected official. Some other distinguishing issues: —Build a wall along the Mexican border to stop illegal immigration —Deport all immigrants in the U.S. illegally; allow what he calls 'the good ones' to return legally —Renegotiate international trade deals to bring jobs back to the U.S. In a nutshell: Political outsider. Celebrity. Billionaire. ___ BEN CARSON Key features: Famed pediatric neurosurgeon whose life story was made into a TV movie. A quick sketch: —Raised in Detroit by a divorced, impoverished mother —29 years as director of pediatric neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins in Baltimore, now retired —First surgeon to successfully separate twins joined at the head —Awarded Presidential Medal of Freedom —Enhanced his conservative cred with politically charged remarks at 2013 National Prayer Breakfast Also of note: Carson has said that the scientific theory of evolution is based on "incredible fairy tales." He's a creationist who espouses beliefs based on his Seventh-day Adventist faith. The strikingly soft-spoken Carson says he was a hot-tempered teen who tried to stab a friend but woke up to his volatility, through Bible readings, and changed his ways. Might Carson be for you? Perhaps yes, if you want a doctor to fix the nation's health care policy. Perhaps no, if you're looking for someone with political experience and seasoned rhetoric. Carson once compared President Barack Obama's health care law to slavery. Some other distinguishing issues: —Impose the same flat income tax on everyone —Ban abortion even in cases of rape or incest —Add a balanced budget amendment to the Constitution In a nutshell: Christian conservative. Doctor. Only African-American contender. ___ MARCO RUBIO Key features: Florida senator who teamed with Democrats on an immigration overhaul that would have given immigrants in the U.S. illegally a way to become citizens; now says fixing border security comes first. A quick sketch: —His Cuban immigrant parents worked as a bartender and a maid —Won a college football scholarship; University of Miami law degree —Elected to Florida House in 2000, rose to speaker —Beat a popular governor to win his U.S. Senate seat —Speaks fluent Spanish, as does his Colombian-American wife Also of note: Rubio got famous on the Internet in 2013 when he paused in his televised response to the State of the Union address to make an awkward reach for bottled water while staring into the camera, like a Poland Spring-swilling deer in the headlights. Might Rubio be for you? Perhaps yes, if you think it's time for a younger generation (Generation X in this case) to lead. Perhaps no, if you believe human actions cause global warming. Some other distinguishing issues: —Reverse President Barack Obama's diplomatic outreach to Cuba —Stop taxing investment income, give parents a bigger tax break —Freeze federal spending except on the military In a nutshell: Tea party roots. Hispanic. Youthful. ___ JEB BUSH: Key features: Son of a president, little brother of a president, and he's a former Florida governor. A quick sketch: —Born in Texas as John Ellis Bush, shortened to the nickname Jeb —Met his future wife Columba, a native of Mexico, during a high school exchange program, and speaks Spanish comfortably —Worked for father George H.W. Bush's 1980 and 1988 presidential campaigns. —Was governor in 2000 when Florida recount gave his brother George W. Bush the presidency —Made a name among religious conservatives by opposing removal of life support in the Terri Schiavo case Also of note: Bush would be the first brother of a president ever elected. If he wins, three of the five most recent White House residents would be named Bush. He says he's not his father or his brother, however: "I am my own man, and my views are shaped by my own thinking and experience." Might Bush be for you? Perhaps yes, if you want an immigration overhaul that gives people in the U.S. illegally a path to legal status. Perhaps no, if you think post-Sept. 11 surveillance programs violated civil liberties. Some other distinguishing issues: —Wants states to adopt higher education standards; supports Common Core —Assert U.S. military might more robustly in Iraq and to counter Russian moves in Eastern Europe —Block tax increases, although he won't sign a no-tax-increase pledge In a nutshell: Bush dynasty. Speaks Spanish. Establishment favorite. ___ CARLY FIORINA Key features: She's a businesswoman — a former CEO of Hewlett-Packard — who's run for Senate but never held public office. A quick sketch: —Daughter of a law professor-turned-federal appeals judge and an abstract painter —Trailblazing female executive at AT&T, Lucent and Hewlett-Packard —In over five years of running HP: led major merger, laid off 30,000 workers, ousted by board —Made a name in politics as high-profile adviser to John McCain's 2008 presidential campaign —Ran for U.S. Senate seat from California, and lost, while being treated for breast cancer in 2010 Also of note: Her first two debate performances gave a big boost to Fiorina's campaign. In the second debate, however, she described seeing a graphic scene in secretly recorded footage of Planned Parenthood that isn't actually in those anti-abortion videos, and refused to acknowledge the mistake. Might Fiorina be for you? Perhaps yes, if you agree with her that a woman could best take on Democratic front-runner Hillary Rodham Clinton. Perhaps no, if you want a president with experience serving in government. Some other distinguishing issues: —Impose "zero-based budgeting" that evaluates each federal program's spending annually —Shrink the government workforce and base federal workers' pay on performance, not seniority —Use innovation, not regulation, to address global warming In a nutshell: Fiscal conservative. Political newcomer. GOP's only female contender. ___ TED CRUZ Key features: He's a Republican senator who pushed a government shutdown to fight "Obamacare." A quick sketch: —Father is a Cuban immigrant who became a pastor —Winning debater at Princeton and Harvard Law —Argued nine cases before the Supreme Court —Won Senate seat in 2012 upset, his first elected office —A Texan partial to ostrich-leather boots Also of note: Cruz was born in Canada. His father was born in Cuba. But his mother was born in Nebraska, giving him U.S. citizenship. He's formally renounced his dual Canadian citizenship. Cruz is the first Hispanic senator from Texas, where many residents are native Spanish speakers. He's not fluent in the language, however, and nixed a proposal for a debate in Spanish in his 2012 Senate campaign. Might Cruz be for you? Perhaps yes, if you want to stop President Barack Obama's health care law at all costs. Perhaps no, if you're looking for bipartisan compromise on immigration. Some other distinguishing issues: —Amend the Constitution so that voters could oust Supreme Court justices —Amend the Constitution to allow states to ban gay marriage —Abolish the IRS, switch to a flat tax In a nutshell: Tea party. Christian conservative. Hispanic. ___ MIKE HUCKABEE Key features: Former Arkansas governor whose 2008 bid for the Republican presidential nomination focused on social issues. A quick sketch: —Son of a firefighter, he was born in President Bill Clinton's hometown of Hope, Arkansas —Pastor of Baptist churches in Arkansas for 12 years; president of the Arkansas Baptist State Convention —Governor of Arkansas, 1996-2007 —Hosted his own political talk show on Fox News —A bass guitarist who occasionally plays with his classic rock cover band Capitol Offense Also of note: Huckabee's numerous books include a diet guide called "Quit Digging Your Grave with a Knife and Fork," published in 2006 after he shed more than 100 pounds. He still struggles with his weight. Might Huckabee be for you? Perhaps yes, if you want a president to sign executive orders protecting the religious liberty of people and entities that oppose gay marriage. Perhaps no, if you're a fan of Beyonce and Jay Z. Huckabee has criticized their sexualized lyrics and writes that Jay Z is arguably crossing the line from husband to pimp in exploiting his wife as a sex object. Some other distinguishing issues: —Replace income tax with a national sales tax —Amend the Constitution to outlaw abortion —Import lower-priced medicines from Canada In a nutshell: Christian conservative. Folksy appeal. Second time around. ___ CHRIS CHRISTIE Key features: The famously blunt governor of New Jersey saw his reputation damaged when his appointees were accused of purposely tying up traffic on a busy bridge for political payback. A quick sketch: —Newark-born, ancestors from Ireland and Sicily —Media-savvy U.S. attorney who won dozens of public corruption cases in New Jersey —Defeated incumbent Democratic governor in a heavily Democratic state in 2009 —YouTube-famous for his readiness to call complaining citizens "idiots" or tell them to "shut up" —Lost some presidential momentum when three former political allies were charged in "Bridgegate" case. One has pleaded guilty and two others are awaiting trial. Also of note: Christie isn't shy about sharing the personal stuff. Things he's talked about: his mother's last words to him ("there's nothing left unsaid between us"). The lap band surgery that helped him lose weight. His use of birth control, "and not just the rhythm method," even though he's Roman Catholic. Might Christie be for you? Perhaps yes, if you like letting students in struggling districts attend other public schools or charter schools. Perhaps no, if you oppose raising the age when future retirees can qualify for Social Security and Medicare. Some other distinguishing issues: —Toughen anti-terrorism and surveillance laws to help intelligence services do their job —Lower the corporate tax rate, reduce the top tax rate for individuals —For each new federal regulation added, remove a regulation of equal cost In a nutshell: Centrist appeal. Combative. Sitting governor. ___ JOHN KASICH Key features: Former congressman now in his second term as Ohio governor. A quick sketch: —Son of a Pennsylvania mailman. —Graduated from Ohio State and became, at 26, the youngest person ever elected to Ohio's Senate —Found his Anglican faith in his 30s after his parents were killed by a drunk driver —Served 18 years in Congress, working with lawmakers of both parties to cut spending, balance budget —Ran for president in 2000 but dropped out early; elected governor in 2010 Also of note: Kasich opposes President Barack Obama's health care overhaul, yet he accepted federal money under the law to expand Ohio's Medicaid program. That angered many of his fellow Republicans. Kasich says "real flesh and blood, and real improvements in people's lives" are more important than ideology. Might Kasich be for you? —Perhaps yes, if you want to protect the social safety net for the poor. —Perhaps no, if you don't want U.S. ground troops sent to battle Islamic State militants. Some other distinguishing issues: —Allow some immigrants who have been in the U.S. illegally for years to stay if they pay a fine —Address the climate change problem without doing economic damage —Use the Common Core standards to raise the bar in education In a nutshell: Fiscal conservative. Sitting governor. Second time around. ___ RAND PAUL: Key features: He's NOT Ron Paul. That's his father, the former congressman who ran for president three times, once as a Libertarian. A quick sketch: —Helped in his father's campaigns from age 11 —Raised in Texas, settled in his wife's home state of Kentucky —Ophthalmologist known for free eye clinics for the poor —Won Senate seat in 2010 tea party wave, his first elected office —Took over Senate floor for hours at a time to question U.S. drone policy and oppose collection of Americans' phone records Also of note: Rumors aside, he wasn't named for "Atlas Shrugged" author Ayn Rand. His given name is Randal, and his wife dubbed him "Rand." But he is a fan of her books. Might Paul be for you? Perhaps yes, if you're upset about the National Security Agency snooping into citizens' private communications. Perhaps no, if you want to see more aggressive use of U.S. military power in the world. Some other distinguishing issues: —Give Congress more power over the Federal Reserve —End the right to abortion, protecting life from conception —Reduce penalties for many drug crimes, let nonviolent felons vote In a nutshell: Libertarian-ish. Tea party. Young voter strategy.
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 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
Oct 7, 2015
Every week, The Oklahoman's Scott Wright will predict the score of every game in the state. Last week's record: 128-36 (78.0 pct.) Overall record: 693-187 (78.8 pct.
The Oklahoman's high school football predictions
By Scott Wright Staff Writer email@example.com | Oct 7, 2015Every week, The Oklahoman's Scott Wright will predict the score of every game in the state. Last week's record: 128-36 (78.0 pct.) Overall record: 693-187 (78.8 pct.) Thursday's Games Class 6A Broken Arrow 50, NORMAN 7 PC WEST 42, Capitol Hill 7 Owasso 42, MOORE 14 EDMOND SANTA FE 35, Yukon 21 Class 5A McGuinness 56, SOUTHEAST 6 Class 3A JOHN MARSHALL 55, Bridge Creek 12 Heritage Hall 48, PERKINS 8 Class A Crossings Christian 35, OKEENE 7 Friday's Games Class 6A Bixby 41, PONCA CITY 14 Choctaw 34, LAWTON IKE 21 Edmond Memorial 31, PUTNAM CITY 20 Jenks 49, WESTMOORE 14 Lawton 28, STILLWATER 24 Midwest City 35, ENID 6 BARTLESVILLE 48, Muskogee 14 MUSTANG 50, Norman North 38 EDMOND NORTH 28, PC North 24 Sand Springs 30, SAPULPA 7 TULSA UNION 48, Southmoore 42 Tulsa Washington 44, CLAREMORE 6 Class 5A Chickasha 42, NORTHWEST 12 Coweta 24, MAIZE SOUTH, KAN. 21 ALTUS 42, Del City 35 ARDMORE 38, El Reno 10 COLLINSVILLE 28, Grove 7 GUTHRIE 30, Guymon 13 Lawton MacArthur 34, DUNCAN 17 McAlester 28, SKIATOOK 24 CARL ALBERT 44, Piedmont 10 TULSA KELLEY 24, Shawnee 21 Tahlequah 21, PRYOR 20 Tulsa Edison 30, TULSA EAST CENTRAL13 DURANT 35, Tulsa Hale 14 NOBLE 42, Tulsa Memorial 34 DEER CREEK 41, Western Heights 14 Class 4A ANADARKO 34, Cache 10 Catoosa 38, VINITA 14 Clinton 21, ELGIN 14 Elk City 34, NEWCASTLE 7 TULSA CENTRAL 22, Fort Gibson 18 Glenpool 44, BRISTOW 12 TECUMSEH 28, McLoud 24 Metro Christian 42, MULDROW 21 CASCIA HALL 21, Oologah 20 Sallisaw 29, BROKEN BOW 21 POTEAU 49, Stilwell 6 Tulsa McLain 28, CLEVELAND 24 Tuttle 38, HARRAH 35 Wagoner 35, MIAMI 13 Woodward 31, WEATHERFORD 16 Class 3A CUSHING 48, Centennial 8 MADILL 28, Comanche 14 Dewey 27, KELLYVILLE 7 PLAINVIEW 24, Dickson 14 Douglass 42, MOUNT ST. MARY 13 SEQ. CLAREMORE 29, Jay 21 JONES 35, Little Axe 14 Locust Grove 56, KEYS (PARK HILL) 14 Mannford 20, BLAKCWELL 13 SULPHUR 35, Marlow 28 Meeker 21, BLANCHARD 14 KIEFER 44, Morris 6 HILLDALE 38, Okmulgee 8 Pauls Valley 24, BETHEL 12 Purcell 33, STAR SPENCER 20 Roland 26, IDABEL 22 Seminole 28, KINGFISHER 27 BERRYHILL 30, Sperry 7 STORUD 20, Spiro 8 Stigler 36, HEAVENER 13 CHECOTAH 27, Tulsa Rogers 20 LINCOLN CHR. 49, Tulsa Webster 7 EUFAULA 38, Valliant 6 Verdigris 21, INOLA 20 Victory Christian 45, BEGGS 28 Westville 41, SEQ. TAHLEQUAH 21 Class 2A Adair 56, COLCORD 14 Antlers 24, WILBURTON 18 COALGATE 28, Atoka 7 Caney Valley 21, OKLAHOMA UNION 14 OKEMAH 42, Chandler 35 Chisholm 35, ALVA 14 SALINA 20, Chouteau 16 Chr. Heritage 42, CROOKED OAK 6 LUTHER 56, Dibble 20 PANAMA 48, Foyil 8 Hartshorne 22, VIAN 16 Haskell 42, HULBERT 14 Hennessey 28, PAWNEE 12 WEWOKA 34, Henryetta 28 KINGSTON 40, Hugo 8 PAWHUSKA 20, Kansas 12 Lindsay 41, LEXINGTON 14 Marietta 28, KONAWA 7 Millwood 56, WELLSTON 12 TONKAWA 24, Newkirk 14 Nowata 42, CHELSEA 6 Oklahoma Christian 48, NORTHEAST 8 CASHION 44, Perry 12 Pocola 20, LIBERTY 14 Prague 35, HOLDENVILLE 7 DAVIS 34, Tishomingo 14 Walters 30, HOBART 20 Washington 35, FREDERICK 20 COMMERCE 42, Wyandotte 14 Class A Afton 35, SUMMIT CHR. 6 Apache 21, SNYDER 14 Barnsdall 20, MOUNDS 18 TEXHOMA 24, Beaver 22 FAIRVIEW 42, Burns Flat-Dill City 7 Central Sallisaw 44, GORE 6 WYNNEWOOD 28, Community Christian 14 MORRISON 27, Drumright 24 WAYNE 30, Elmore City 28 REJOICE CHR. 34, Fairland 26 Healdton 32, RUSH SPRINGS 13 Hinton 35, CENTRAL MARLOW 7 HOLLIS 35, Carnegie 12 Ketchum 34, QUAPAW 20 Mangum 26, COLCORD 14 STRATFORD 28, Minco 27 Mooreland 30, HOOKER 13 Okla. Christian Aca. 38, CRESCENT 21 QUINTON 31, Porter 6 Ringling 28, VELMA-ALMA 18 Savanna 34, WARNER 13 THOMAS 49, Sayre 14 Watonga 38, OKLAHOMA BIBLE 30 Wilson 28, EMPIRE 27 HOMINY 48, Yale 8 Class B LAVERNE 56, Canton 8 Davenport 58, DEPEW 6 Dewar 52, CADDO 6 Garber 60, WESLEYAN CHR. 14 GANS 34, Haileyville 20 Keota 54, WETUMKA 8 PIONEER 46, Kremlin-Hillsdale 22 Macomb 24, BRAY-DOYLE 16 Maud 34, CYRIL 18 GEARY 42, Maysville 38 WAUKOMIS 44, Merritt 20 Oaks 52, WATTS 6 ARKOMA 42, Porum 12 TURPIN 54, Ringwood 6 Seiling 42, POND CREEK-HUNTER 34 South Coffeyville 40, MEDFORD 28 ALEX 58, Strother 6 Waurika 40, ALLEN 28 WOODLAND 50, Welch 12 Weleetka 56, CANADIAN 6 Class C CHEROKEE 42, Balko 20 BOISE CITY 52, Buffalo 6 Cave Springs 36, WEBBERS FALLS 28 BLUEJACKET 44, Claremore Christian 34 Corn Bible 48, TEMPLE 20 Coyle 42, COVINGTON-DOUGLAS 24 Destiny Christian 54, BOWLEGS 8 Fox 46, SASAKWA 0 Midway 48, BOKOSHE 12 GRANDFIELD 54, Mt. View-Gotebo 6 TIPTON 28, OKC Patriots 24 COPAN 36, Prue 16 DUKE 48, Ryan 18 Thackerville 56, PAOLI 6 DC-LAMONT 50, Timberlake 44 Tyrone 32, WORD OF LIFE (WICHITA) 28 Waynoka 46, SHARON-MUTUAL 34 Independent Casady 28, DALLAS GREENHILL 14 IMMANUEL CHR. 38, Eagle Point Christian 28 Holland Hall 21, FW COUNTRY DAY 17 Life Christian 42, CEMENT 22 WRIGHT CHR. 56, Regent Prep 6 U.S. GRANT 35, SeeWorth Aca. 14 Saturday's Game Independent OSD 58, Iowa Deaf 12 *Home team in CAPS
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Associated Press | Oct 6, 2015Hello! Here's a look at how AP's general news coverage is shaping up in Nebraska. Questions about coverage plans are welcome, and should be directed to the Omaha Bureau at 402-391-0031 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Nebraska News Editor Scott McFetridge can also be reached at 515-243-3281 or email@example.com. A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change. Expected stories may not develop, or late-breaking and more newsworthy events may take precedence. Advisories and digests will keep you up to date. All times are Central. Some TV and radio stations will receive shorter APNewsNow versions of the stories below, along with all updates. UPDATES BRIEFS AND STORY LENGTHS. TOP STORY: KEYSTONE PIPELINE-NEBRASKA LINCOLN, Neb. — The Canadian company that wants to build the Keystone XL pipeline is taking steps to circumvent one of the major roadblocks in Nebraska. By Grant Schulte. SENT: 640 words. AROUND THE STATE: NEBRASKA WIND FARM — An attorney representing an energy company planning a wind farm in Lancaster and Gage counties said proposed regulations may prevent the project from happening. SENT: 245 words. MALL REDEVELOPMENT— Omaha Mayor Jean Stothert says the proposed redevelopment of Crossroads Mall has slowed because of a lack of an agreement on the city's contribution. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 250 words. IN BRIEF: SEX ASSAULT SENTENCE — A Dodge man who pleaded guilty to sexually assaulting an 8-year-old girl has been sentenced to decades in prison. STOLEN COINS-ARREST — A Gering man has been arrested on suspicion of stealing $1,500 to $2,000 worth of coins and silver medallions. YMCA GIFT — A Holdredge man has given $1 million to the local YMCA — a gift he says is intended to both help local children and to honor his own late parents. GRANDPARENTS ROBBED — A 24-year-old man who said a drug addiction led him to tie up and rob his grandparents earlier this year has been sentenced to six to 10 years in prison. VEHICLE ASSAULT-LINCOLN — A woman accused of trying to drive her ex-boyfriend off Interstate 80 in Lincoln has been sentenced to three to six years in prison. FIERY CRASH — Police in Grand Island say a driver was drunk when he crashed into a station's gas pumps, causing an inferno that destroyed the pumps and the vehicle. SKY LANTERNS-BEATRICE — The city of Beatrice is now off-limits to sky lanterns. SPORTS: FBC--BIG TEN COACHES Four teams in the country are allowing fewer than 10 points a game, three of them from the Big Ten. Northwestern and Michigan are 1-2 in scoring defense and Wisconsin is No. 4. By Eric Olson. SENT: 625 words, photos. FBC--AVOIDING 'ICING' KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - College kickers understand that coaches likely will try to call timeouts in an attempt to "ice" them before crucial field-goal attempts, so they work those potential scenarios into their preparation to avoid being bothered by the strategy. Even so, statistics show the "icing" strategy has worked more often than usual this season. By Steve Megargee. SENT: 900 words, with photos. ALSO: FBH--NEBRASKA AP RANKINGS The Associated Press Nebraska high school football rankings in Classes A through D2. Listings include name of school, season record, previous week's ranking, previous week's result and this week's opponent. SENT: 770 words. ___ If you have stories of regional or statewide interest, please email them to firstname.lastname@example.org. If you have photos of regional or statewide interest, please send them to the AP state photo center in New York, email@example.com, 888-273-6867. If you have questions about the Nebraska AP news report, please contact News Editor Scott McFetridge at 800-453-2113 or 515-243-3281 or firstname.lastname@example.org. MARKETPLACE: Calling your attention to the Marketplace in AP Exchange, where you can find member-contributed content from Nebraska and other states. The Marketplace is accessible on the left navigational pane of the AP Exchange home page, near the bottom. For both national and state, you can click "All" or search for content by topics such as education, politics and business.
Sep 30, 2015
Every week, The Oklahoman's Scott Wright will predict the score of every game in the state. Last week's record: 143-31 (82.2 pct.) Overall record: 565-151 (78.9 pct.
The Oklahoman's high school football predictions
By Scott Wright Staff Writer email@example.com | Sep 30, 2015Every week, The Oklahoman's Scott Wright will predict the score of every game in the state. Last week's record: 143-31 (82.2 pct.) Overall record: 565-151 (78.9 pct.) Thursday's Games Class 6A LAWTON 49, Enid 20 SOUTHMOORE 44, Owasso 38 TULSA WASHINGTON 48, Sapulpa 18 EDMOND MEMORIAL 28, Yukon 24 Class 5A Tulsa Edison 56, CAPITOL HILL 6 Class 2A HENRYETTA 40, Beggs JV 8 Friday's Games Class 6A Bartlesville 28, BIXBY 27 SAND SPRINGS 35, Claremore 17 Edmond Santa Fe 21, WESTMOORE 14 Lawton Ike 28, CANYON CREEK, TEXAS 14 Moore 21, EDMOND NORTH 20 Mustang 41, PC NORTH 14 JENKS 56, Norman 7 MUSKOGEE 24, Ponca City 17 BROKEN ARROW 45, Putnam City 16 CHOCTAW 38, Putnam West 28 MIDWEST CITY 28, Stillwater 13 Tulsa Union 49, NORMAN NORTH 28 Class 5A Altus 34, LAWTON MACARTHUR 31 Ardmore 48, CHICKASHA 8 Carl Albert 42, GUYMON 6 Collinsville 20, TAHLEQUAH 13 Deer Creek 24, McGUINNESS 20 DEL CITY 28, Duncan 21 TULSA MEMORIAL 35, Durant 17 Guthrie 38, PIEDMONT 7 Noble 41, TULSA HALE 12 EL RENO 45, Northwest 6 Pryor 28, GROVE 21 Skiatook 27, SHAWNEE 24 WESTERN HEIGHTS 44, Southeast 30 COWETA 28, Tulsa East Central 13 McALESTER 14, Tulsa Kelley 7 Class 4A Ada 49, McLOUD 13 Anadarko 35, CLINTON 14 TUTTLE 30, Bristow 6 Broken Bow 21, FORT GIBSON 14 WAGONER 34, Cascia Hall 17 Cleveland 28, CATOOSA 21 ELK CITY 38, Elgin 13 Harrah 42, GLENPOOL 35 OOLOGAH 40, Miami 20 Muldrow 31, STILWELL 7 WOODWARD 35, Newcastle 10 METRO CHR. 28, Poteau 27 Tulsa Central 27, SALLISAW 22 Vinita 37, TULSA McLAIN 33 Weatherford 20, CACHE 13 Class 3A Bethany 49, BRIDGE CREEK 7 SEMINOLE 48, Bethel 14 HERITAGE HALL 56, Blackwell 6 PERKINS 42, Centennial 12 VICTORY CHR. 35, Checotah 28 Cushing 24, KINGFISHER 16 Douglass 44, MEEKER 34 Eufaula 21, SPIRO 20 Hilldale 37, MORRIS 7 Idabel 28, STIGLER 24 Inola 34, SEQ. CLAREMORE 6 Jones 41, PURCELL 14 TULSA WEBSTER 30, Kellyville 13 WESTVILLE 56, Keys (Park Hill) 6 Lincoln Christian 48, SPERRY 14 Little Axe 38, U.S. GRANT 12 Locust Grove 54, DEWEY 7 PLAINVIEW 44, Lone Grove 41 DICKSON 35, Madill 34 BLANCHARD 21, Marlow 20 JOHN MARSHALL 50, Mount St. Mary 7 BEGGS 28, Okmulgee 6 Pauls Valley 27, STAR SPENCER 20 Roland 32, TULSA ROGERS 12 Seq. Tahlequah 35, JAY 13 Sulphur 40, COMANCHE 8 HEAVENER 20, Valliant 6 BERRYHILL 28, Verdigris 12 Class 2A Alva 28, NEWKIRK 13 HASKELL 42, Chelsea 7 Chisholm 35, WATONGA 6 MORRISON 27, Chr. Heritage 20 Coalgate 18, HUGO 14 Colcord 35, CHOUTEAU 20 Commerce 40, CANEY VALLEY 7 MILLWOOD 56, Crooked Oak 6 Davis 34, MARIETTA 22 LINDSAY 32, Dibble 14 LEXINGTON 20, Elmore City 16 WALTERS 28, Frederick 21 WASHINGTON 35, Hobart 7 STROUD 38, Holdenville 13 ADAIR 52, Kansas 8 Kingston 44, TISHOMINGO 12 VIAN 35, Liberty 6 LUTHER 56, Northeast 6 Okemah 28, PRAGUE 24 Oklahoma Christian 42, WELLSTON 7 NOWATA 33, Oklahoma Union 6 HARTSHORNE 27, Panama 22 WYANDOTTE 21, Pawhuska 20 PAWNEE 28, Perry 14 ANTLERS 28, Pocola 16 Salina 31, HULBERT 21 HENNESSEY 34, Tonkawa 18 Wewoka 38, CHANDLER 34 ATOKA 33, Wilburton 13 Class A MOORELAND 30, Burns Flat-Dill City 6 Cashion 49, OKEENE 7 RUSH SPRINGS 32, Central Marlow 6 Central Sallisaw 42, QUINTON 14 Cordell 42, CARNEGIE 35 CROSSINGS CHR. 21, Crescent 14 HEALDTON 38, Empire 13 Fairview 28, BEAVER 24 AFTON 35, Foyil 8 TALIHINA 42, Gore 0 HOLLIS 44, Hinton 13 Hominy 41, BARNSDALL 20 Hooker 35, SAYRE 14 Ketchum 28, REJOICE CHR. 24 Kiefer 49, YALE 6 STRATFORD 56, Konawa 7 Mounds 22, DRUMRIGHT 16 Oklahoma Bible 28, OKLA. CHR. ACA. 21 Quapaw 21, BAXTER SPRINGS, ARK. 17 MANGUM 34, Snyder 24 FAIRLAND 28, Summit Christian 14 THOMAS 21, Texhoma 14 Velma-Alma 42, WILSON 7 Warner 22, PORTER 14 COMMUNITY CHR. 28, WAYNE 27 MINCO 32, Wynnewood 28 Class B Alex 60, BRAY-DOYLE 6 Allen 54, STROTHER 8 KEOTA 52, Arkoma 6 Caddo 42, GANS 22 DEWAR 56, Canadian 6 WAURIKA 58, Cyril 12 GARBER 54, DC-Lamont 48 Geary 40, MAUD 28 Maysville 48, MACOMB 8 Merritt 52, CANTON 6 Pioneer 48, SEILING 44 Pond Creek-Hunter 42, LAVERNE 40 Porum 38, HAILEYVILLE 34 DAVENPORT 48, South Coffeyville 12 Turpin 56, KREMLIN-HILLSDALE 6 WELCH 28, Watts 22 Waukomis 60, RINGWOOD 12 OAKS 42, Wesleyan Christian 28 WELEETKA 50, Wetumka 20 DEPEW 44, Woodland 34 Class C WAYNOKA 46, Balko 42 Boise City 34, MELROSE N.M. 28 CAVE SPRINGS 48, Bokoshe 0 Bowlegs 28, PAOLI 22 MEDFORD 50, Copan 20 Corn Bible 48, MT. VIEW-GOTEBO 28 BLUEJACKET 34, Covington-Douglas 24 Grandfield 56, DUKE 6 COYLE 48, Regent Prep 8 BUFFALO 56, Sharon-Mutual 44 CHEROKEE 34, Shattuck 28 FOX 60, SW Covenant 14 RYAN 34, Temple 20 Thackerville 56, MIDWAY 8 Timberlake 54, PRUE 8 Webbers Falls 36, SASAKWA 16 Independent OKC PATRIOTS 56, Cement 6 HOLLAND HALL 28, Dallas Greenhill 7 WRIGHT CHRISTIAN 60, Destiny Chr. 48 CLAREMORE CHR. 54, Eagle Point Chr. 6 CASADY 35, Fort Worth County Day 14 Immanuel Christian 38, LIFE CHR. 8 TULSA NOAH 34, Lighthouse Christian 21 Saturday's Games Independent Mississippi Deaf 48, OSD 28 *Home team in CAPS
Sep 25, 2015
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The Oklahoman's Week 4 high school football picks
BY SCOTT WRIGHT | Sep 25, 2015Every week, The Oklahoman's Scott Wright will predict the score of every game in the state. Last week's record: 133-37 (78.2 pct.) Overall record: 422-120 (77.9 pct.) Thursday's Games Class 6A Lawton 35, PC West 20 Class 3A Heritage Hall 56, CENTENNIAL 6 Class 2A Colcord 28, TAHLEQUAH JV 21 Millwood 35, OCS 28 Wellston 42, NORTHEAST 28 Class C Ryan 44, CEMENT 20 Independent Osd 60, KANSAS DEAF 22 CAPITOL HILL 35, SeeWorth Aca. 14 Friday's Games Class 6A Bixby 35, CLAREMORE 21 Broken Arrow 50, YUKON 17 Choctaw 28, ENID 14 EDMOND SANTA FE 24, Ed. Memorial 21 MUSTANG 35, Edmond North 14 Jenks 49, PUTNAM CITY 21 Midwest City 44, LAWTON IKE 6 Muskogee 28, SAPULPA 21 OWASSO 35, Norman North 34 TULSA UNION 56, PC North 12 BARTLESVILLE 27, Sand Springs 24 Southmoore 38, MOORE 20 Tulsa Washington 42, PONCA CITY 21 STILLWATER 55, U.S. Grant 6 Westmoore 35, NORMAN 7 Class 5A DUNCAN 28, Chickasha 14 COLLINSVILLE 35, Coweta 20 ARDMORE 42, Del City 38 ALTUS 44, El Reno 16 Grove 28, TULSA NOAH 21 Guymon 35, SOUTHEAST 28 Lawton MacArthur 55, NW CLASSEN 8 McAlester 42, DURANT 20 GUTHRIE 14, McGuinness 10 DEER CREEK 35, Piedmont 10 Shawnee 28, NOBLE 21 Tahlequah 21, TULSA EAST CENTRAL 20 Tulsa Edison 31, PRYOR 28 SKIATOOK 49, Tulsa Hale 0 TULSA KELLEY 20, Tulsa Memorial 14 CARL ALBERT 42, Western Heights 14 Class 4A Broken Bow 27, TULSA CENTRAL 22 Cache 21, NEWCASTLE 14 Cascia Hall 35, MIAMI 24 Catoosa 28, TULSA McLAIN 13 WEATHERFORD 27, Clinton 20 ANADARKO 35, Elk City 28 ADA 24, Glenpool 17 HARRAH 42, McLoud 14 WAGONER 28, Oologah 21 Poteau 30, MULDROW 20 Sallisaw 14, FORT GIBSON 7 METRO CHR. 44, Stilwell 16 Tuttle 35, TECUMSEH 7 CLEVELAND 42, Vinita 35 Woodward 28, ELGIN 20 Class 3A HILLDALE 24, Beggs 21 Berryhill 28, SEQ.-CLAREMORE 14 MOUNT ST. MARY 34, Bridge Creek 22 MARLOW 28, Comanche 13 SULPHUR 27, Dickson 21 Heavener 20, EUFAULA 17 Idabel 42, CHECOTAH 28 Jay 28, KEYS (PARK HILL) 27 John Marshall 30, BLANCHARD 14 Kingfisher 42, MANNFORD 14 Lincoln Christian 49, VERDIGRIS 6 LONE GROVE 48, Madill 14 BETHANY 35, Meeker 28 TULSA ROGERS 30, Morris 12 BLACKWELL 20, Pawnee 16 CUSHING 32, Perkins 20 DOUGLASS 34, Plainview 22 Purcell 21, PAULS VALLEY 20 Seminole 28, LITTLE AXE 21 Seq. Tahlequah 22, INOLA 18 Sperry 20, KELLYVILLE 12 ROLAND 21, Spiro 14 Star Spencer 20, BETHEL 18 Stigler 34, VALLIANT 6 DEWEY 16, Tulsa Webster 14 Victory Christian 48, OKMULGEE 14 LOCUST GROVE 49, Westville 21 Class 2A Adair 42, SALINA 14 PANAMA 26, Antlers 20 PAWHUSKA 20, Caney Valley 13 Chandler 48, HENRYETTA 28 Chelsea 22, OKLAHOMA UNION 18 HASKELL 35, Chouteau 16 Hartshorne 34, LIBERTY 7 Hennessey 28, ALVA 21 Hollis 30, HOBART 14 ATOKA 14, Hugo 13 Hulbert 28, KANSAS 7 Lindsay 42, FREDERICK 16 Luther 44, CHR. HERITAGE 31 KINGSTON 34, Marietta 12 CHISHOLM 35, Newkirk 7 Nowata 21, COMMERCE 6 Okeene 34, CROOKED OAK 28 WARNER 21, Pocola 20 Prague 28, WEWOKA 27 Stroud 21, OKEMAH 14 Tishomingo 24, COALGATE 20 Tonkawa 26, PERRY 21 Vian 28, WILBURTON 14 Walters 34, DIBBLE 20 Washington 49, LEXINGTON 13 Wyandotte 35, AFTON 34 Class A KIEFER 49, Barnsdall 7 Beaver 42, BURNS FLAT-DILL CITY 6 Carnegie 34, SNYDER 28 Community Christian 21, ELMORE CITY 20 Cordell 40, HINTON 28 Crescent 42, CRESCENT 35 Crossings Chr. 28, OKLAHOMA BIBLE 21 HOMINY 21, Drumright 7 Empire 20, CENTRAL MARLOW 14 FOYIL 14, Fairland 7 VELMA-ALMA 24, Healdton 21 Ketchum 35, SUMMIT CHR. 6 APACHE 34, Mangum 24 Minco 35, WAYNE 21 Mooreland 38, FAIRVIEW 18 Morrison 28, MOUNDS 7 WATONGA 29, Okla. Christian Aca. 23 CENTRAL SALLISAW 42, Porter 12 Quinton 28, GORE 6 Rejoice Christian 21, QUAPAW 7 TEXHOMA 24, Sayre 14 Stratford 48, RUSH SPRINGS 8 Talihina 28, SAVANNA 7 Thomas 27, HOOKER 20 RINGLING 42, Wilson 6 Wynnewood 35, KONAWA 0 Class B ALLEN 52, Bray-Doyle 6 POND CREEK-HUNTER 48, Canton 12 Davenport 54, WOODLAND 8 Depew 48, WATTS 0 Dewar 58, WETUMKA 12 Gans 34, CANADIAN 28 SOUTH COFFEYVILLE 30, Garber 24 CADDO 56, Haileyville 12 Keota 60, PORUM 6 WAUKOMIS 42, Kremlin-Hillsdale 26 LAVERNE 38, Laverne 30 ALEX 60, Macomb 6 MAYSVILLE 34, Maud 30 Oaks 40, WEBBERS FALLS 20 MERRITT 32, Ringwood 28 TURPIN 44, Seiling 34 CYRIL 28, Strother 20 Waurika 42, GEARY 36 WESLEYAN CHR. 38, Welch 20 Weleetka 44, ARKOMA 28 Class C Bluejacket 42, COPAN 6 Boise City 48, ROLLA, KAN. 0 BALKO 44, Buffalo 8 THACKERVILLE 38, Cave Springs 28 Cherokee 64, WAYNOKA 18 COV.-DOUGLAS 48, Claremore Chr. 30 Coyle 54, TIMBERLAKE 6 Fox 50, BOWLEGS 0 DUKE 48, Life Christian 0 Medford 42, WRIGHT CHR. 34 Mt. View-Gotebo 34, TEMPLE 26 OKC Patriots 38, SHARON-MUTUAL 34 Paoli 28, MIDWAY 24 DC-LAMONT 50, Prue 0 Sasakwa 28, BOKOSHE 16 SW Covenant 48, CORN BIBLE 42 GRANDFIELD 44, Tipton 24 SHATTUCK 64, Tyrone 30 Independent Casady 31, DALLAS ST. MARKS 28 Holland Hall 35, TRINITY VALLEY 27 Regent Prep 48, IMMANUEL CHR. 20 *Home team in CAPS
ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — In only a few months, Greyson Lambert has gone from losing his starting job at Virginia to setting a NCAA completion-percentage record at No. 7 Georgia.That leaves Lambert with a difficult challenge of following up his record-setting day on Saturday against Southern.Just when it seemed that a shaky performance in a win over Vanderbilt might endanger his hold on the starting...
Lambert, No. 7 Georgia try to avoid letdown against Southern
By CHARLES ODUM, Associated Press | Sep 25, 2015ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — In only a few months, Greyson Lambert has gone from losing his starting job at Virginia to setting a NCAA completion-percentage record at No. 7 Georgia. That leaves Lambert with a difficult challenge of following up his record-setting day on Saturday against Southern. Just when it seemed that a shaky performance in a win over Vanderbilt might endanger his hold on the starting job, Lambert completed 24 of 25 passes for 330 yards and three touchdowns in last week's 52-20 win over South Carolina. He insists he hasn't "really thought about" what he can he provide as an encore. Lambert, who transferred after losing his starting job at Virginia in spring practice, said his big day was all about Georgia (3-0). "It's not like I just did something spectacular," he said. "The whole offense did something spectacular." But Lambert stole the headlines with his performance. He completed 96 percent of his passes, a record for a quarterback with at least 20 attempts. Following his only miss, he completed his last 20 passes, setting a Georgia record. Lambert's big game was a dramatic turnaround after he completed only 11 of 21 passes for 121 yards with no touchdowns in a 31-14 win at Vanderbilt. The visit from Southern (2-1) is expected to be little more than a warm-up for Georgia's game against No. 12 Alabama next week. Southern quarterback Austin Howard also has been sharp, completing 65 percent of his passes. The Jaguars of the Southwestern Athletic Conference have another player to watch in wide receiver and return specialist Willie Quinn, but they may lack the size and depth to keep pace with the Bulldogs. "We've got to go up there with the mindset and hope we come back with the same number of guys we take up there," said Southern coach Dawson Odums. ___ Some things to watch when No. 7 Georgia plays Southern: CHUBB'S STREAK: Tailback Nick Chubb has at least 100 yards rushing in 11 consecutive games, but if Georgia builds an early lead that streak could be on the line. Georgia has good depth at tailback with Sony Michel, Keith Marshall and others, and coach Mark Richt could pull Chubb and Lambert early. Richt has stressed that preserving the streak doesn't enter his mind during games. "At the end of the game we just look at the stats and think well he did it again, but we are not sitting there tracking it, I can tell you that," Richt said. DYNAMITE: Richt said Quinn (5-5, 150) is "a stick of dynamite as an athlete." Quinn already has scored on two kickoff returns and one punt return. He also has a touchdown catch. "You try to find ways to get a playmaker the football," Odums said. "... He has a special talent when it comes to returning kicks." 12 ON 11: Odums came up with a way his team can keep pace with Georgia. "We're going to play Canadian rules and they're going to play American rules so we're going to put an extra guy out there and give ourselves a chance," he said. MY GIRL: Perhaps the passing record wasn't the highlight of Lambert's month. His girlfriend, Adeline Kenerly, will be crowned Miss Georgia during a halftime ceremony of the Alabama game. Kenerly, who was the runner-up, moved up when Miss Georgia Betty Cantrell won the Miss America pageant on Sept. 13. Kenerly, a baton twirler with Georgia's Redcoat Band, attended Wayne County High School in Jesup, Georgia with Lambert. BRING THE BAND: When Georgia negotiated a $650,000 guaranteed payment to Southern, the agreement included a commitment its famous marching band called "The Human Jukebox" will perform at halftime. The band has performed at six Super Bowls. ___ AP College Football website: www.collegefootball.ap.org
This is the time of year where it’s so difficult to keep your mind focused on sports.You know — the end of the Major League Baseball season is near even though the Royals are stumbling a bit into the postseason playoffs this year and will win an American League Division title for the first time in 30 years.It’s the start of the NFL season and we’re trying to figure out which quarterback will be...
The Garden City Telegram, Kan., Brett Marshall column
Brett Marshall, Associated Press | Sep 23, 2015This is the time of year where it’s so difficult to keep your mind focused on sports. You know — the end of the Major League Baseball season is near even though the Royals are stumbling a bit into the postseason playoffs this year and will win an American League Division title for the first time in 30 years. It’s the start of the NFL season and we’re trying to figure out which quarterback will be the next casualty of a serious injury — it’s bad enough that Tony Romo can’t play for the Cowboys, but Drew Brees’ availability is now in question. I lose track as to who is healthy and who is not. Are the Chiefs as good as they were in beating Houston, or as bad as they were in crumbling at the end in a monumental loss to Denver last week? And will we know any more about this K.C. team because they next have to play in Green Bay. Hard to tell what the road looks like for the Chiefs this season. College football is three weeks under the belt, and we’re still not sure how good this Kansas State team is. Can a team that has to go three overtimes at home to beat Louisiana Tech compete in the Big 12 this season? I guess we’ll find out Saturday when the Wildcats head to Stillwater, Okla., to face the Oklahoma State Cowboys. Of course, 80 or so miles to the east it’s not hard to figure out what kind of team the Kansas Jayhawks has this year. David Beaty has perhaps the biggest task of any college Division I coach in trying to make the Jayhawks respectable. Will they even win a game this year? Mmmm. It would be an upset, to be sure. There’s little or no interest at this time in the NBA or NHL preseason games over the next month. Does anybody pay attention to these two sports until early next year when the NFL and college football finally come to an end. By then, college basketball usually takes center stage through the first weekend of April. So what does a sports writer find time to ponder at this time of year? Well, most of you know that golf is my favorite sport. It’s the sport in which I competed most at both the high school and college level. I enjoy covering the sport, too, and when the Symetra Tour’s Garden City Charity Classic ended Sunday I felt a sense of emptiness as the 2015 coverage dwindles from here. Just a few high school tournaments remaining, and then it’s time to hang up the clubs. However, as I was reading a multitude of golf websites over the past two days, the big question at the professional level is who will be named the PGA Tour Player of the Year? Jason Day or Jordan Spieth? Both players have had spectacular seasons, Spieth winning two of the four majors — the Masters and the U.S. Open, while Day has won one of the majors (PGA Championship). Some might make the case that the Canadian Open is a major, but in today’s world, it’s a notch below the other four. So how do we decide? I spent some time poring over the season statistics of both players, and here’s what it tells us as we head into the season’s final event this weekend — The Tour Championship at East Lake Golf Club in Atlanta. The two are even paired together for the first two days of play — much drama! Spieth has played in 24 events, made the top 10 in 14 of those. He’s won a total of four times, two of which Day did not play. In the four Majors — Masters, U.S. Open, Open Championship (British) and PGA Championship — Spieth was first, first, tied fourth and second. In three of the four World Golf Championship events where the two went head-to-head, Spieth came out ahead in all three. His scoring average of 68.984 is the best on Tour this year. He was an astonishing 54-under-par in 16 rounds of the Majors, averaging 68.125. Spieth also has had four runner-up finishes and one third. Day, meanwhile, has won five events, with Spieth having been in the field for three of those. Day has played 19 events on Tour, making the top 10 on 10 occasions. In the four Majors, Day finished tied 28th, tie 9th, tie 4th (with Spieth at the Open Championship) and first. His season scoring average has been 69.163 while in the four majors he was at 69.31. Only 19 shots separated the two golfers in the four Majors, an average of 1.18 strokes. Spieth became just the sixth player in golf history to win two majors in a single season. He was at his best early and then mid-season. When he was unable to seal the deal at the (British) Open and then was edged out by Day at the PGA, one could sense that even a 22-year-old like Spieth could simply see his gas tank go empty. Day, meanwhile, still had plenty left to prove after solid finishes in the U.S. Open and Open. He’s been on a roll since, winning three of his last four events while Spieth has missed a cut twice in that span. Maybe the energy battery for Spieth will be fully charged this week at the Tour Championship. And maybe, just maybe, Day will keep the momentum going. While we get to see them the first two days, there’s nothing that I could anticipate more than to see them in the final pairing of Sunday’s final round of the season’s last tournament. That outcome could well decide who wins the Player of the Year. Both are deserving. Only one can win. Who will it be? My bet is on Spieth. When you look at the biggest tournaments of the season — the four majors — Spieth was just a little better. But not by much. Sports Editor Brett Marshall can be emailed at firstname.lastname@example.org ——— ©2015 The Garden City Telegram (Garden City, Kan.) Visit The Garden City Telegram (Garden City, Kan.) at www.gctelegram.com Distributed by Tribune Content Agency, LLC. _____ Topics: t000003183,t000046469,t000003194,g000221300,g000065627,g000362661,g000066164
Sep 16, 2015
Every week, The Oklahoman's Scott Wright will predict the score of every game in the state. Last week's record: 131-45 (74.4 pct.) Overall record: 289-83 (77.7 pct.) Thursday's Games Class 6A Moore 28, NORMAN 21 Class 3A JOHN MARSHALL 63, Crooked Oak 0 Class A KIEFER 42, Beggs JV 14 Quapaw 28, JOPLIN, MO. JV 14 Class C GRANDFIELD 54, Walters JV 6 ...
The Oklahoman's Week 3 high school football picks
BY SCOTT WRIGHT | Sep 16, 2015Every week, The Oklahoman's Scott Wright will predict the score of every game in the state. Last week's record: 131-45 (74.4 pct.) Overall record: 289-83 (77.7 pct.) Thursday's Games Class 6A Moore 28, NORMAN 21 Class 3A JOHN MARSHALL 63, Crooked Oak 0 Class A KIEFER 42, Beggs JV 14 Quapaw 28, JOPLIN, MO. JV 14 Class C GRANDFIELD 54, Walters JV 6 Friday's Games Class 6A Bixby 35, SPRINGDALE, ARK 28 SILOAM SPRINGS, ARK. 31, Claremore 27 Deer Creek 34, YUKON 27 MUSTANG 38, Edmond Memorial 24 SOUTHMOORE 35, Edmond Santa Fe 14 BARTLESVILLE 28, Enid 7 Guthrie 27, SAND SPRINGS 24 Lawton 35, SAPULPA 14 Lawton Mac 44, LAWTON IKE 17 Midwest City 34, DEL CITY 32 FAYETTEVILLE, ARK. 24, Muskogee 20 JENKS 34, Owasso 10 PUTNAM CITY WEST 28, Putnam City 27 CHOCTAW 27, PC North 14 Shawnee 35, PONCA CITY 31 Stillwater 21, EDMOND NORTH 20 TULSA WASHINGTON 42, T. East Central 14 Tulsa Union 24, BROKEN ARROW 21 NORMAN NORTH 42, Westmoore 28 Class 5A Ada 28, DURANT 14 Altus 32, ELK CITY 24 Cache 24, CHICKASHA 17 TULSA KELLEY 20, Coweta 14 Dalhart, Texas 35, GUYMON 13 CARL ALBERT 21, Duncan 18 WESTERN HEIGHTS 35, El Reno 27 ARDMORE 22, Gainesville, Texas 14 CATOOSA 27, Grove 13 McAlester 28, PRYOR 12 Noble 42, PIEDMONT 24 COLLINSVILLE 28, Skiatook 27 Tahlequah 21, SALLISAW 14 Tulsa Central 42, NORTHWEST 7 TULSA EDISON 45, Tulsa Hale 6 Tulsa Memorial 48, TULSA NOAH 12 SOUTHEAST 35, U.S. Grant 22 McGUINNESS 28, Weatherford 21 Class 4A Blanchard 21, NEWCASTLE 20 CUSHING 20, Cleveland 17 Clinton 34, PLAINVIEW 21 VINITA 28, Dewey 14 WAGONER 42, Fort Gibson 21 OOLOGAH 28, Glenpool 20 Hilldale 35, TULSA McLAIN 12 Locust Grove 49, STILWELL 20 BRISTOW 20, Mannford 13 SEMINOLE 28, McLoud 20 NOWATA 21, Miami 14 CASCIA HALL 27, Millwood 22 Muldrow 30, HEAVENER 14 HARRAH 35, Perkins 21 Poteau 28, CAMPUS, KAN. 6 METRO CHR. 41, Seq. Claremore 16 BROKEN BOW 24, Seq. Tahlequah 20 MEEKER 42, Tecumseh 21 WOODWARD 34, Tulsa Rogers 14 Tuttle 35, ELGIN 13 Class 3A Adair 35, VERDIGRIS 14 BERRYHILL 28, Beggs 21 TONKAWA 16, Blackwell 14 SULPHUR 28, Bridge Creek 21 TULSA WEBSTER 35, Capitol Hill 12 WYNNEWOOD 34, Centennial 14 Chandler 48, LITTLE AXE 28 Checotah 21, EUFAULA 20 Comanche 27, FREDERICK 21 HERITAGE HALL 49, Davis 26 Haskell 21, SPIRO 7 EVANGEL CHR. (LA.) 35, Idabel 20 GRAVETTE, ARK. 28, Jay 18 Jones 35, HENNESSEY 21 Kellyville 20, LIBERTY 14 BETHANY 27, Kingfisher 14 Kingston 28, MADILL 13 PURCELL 30, Lexington 20 Lone Grove 38, SANGER, TEXAS 31 WASHINGTON 34, Marlow 21 Mount St. Mary 20, DICKSON 16 Okemah 42, MORRIS 14 LINCOLN CHR. 41, Oklahoma Christian 20 LINDSAY 28, Pauls Valley 27 Prague 30, BETHEL 18 Roland 27, OKMULGEE 7 VICTORY CHR. 48, Shiloh Christian 28 Sperry 21, INOLA 20 DOUGLASS 40, Star Spencer 21 Stigler 20, HENRYETTA 16 HUGO 27, Valliant 7 Vian 28, KEYS (PARK HILL) 12 Westville 42, KANSAS 7 Class 2A Alva 28, HOBART 14 Antlers 34, ATOKA 12 DRUMRIGHT 21, Caney Valley 6 Chouteau 20, PORTER 14 Chr. Heritage 30, TALIHINA 24 HARTSHORNE 35, Coalgate 7 Commerce 42, COLCORD 12 Holdenville 28, WELLSTON 21 CASHION 42, Luther 35 Marionville, Mo. 28, WYANDOTTE 14 HULBERT 21, Mounds 14 OKEENE 20, Newkirk 7 OKLA. CHRISTIAN ACA. 35, Northeast 28 Oklahoma Union 28, FAIRLAND 8 HOMINY 22, Pawhuska 16 STROUD 30, Perry 12 QUINTON 13, Pocola 7 Ringling 20, MARIETTA 0 Salina 22, CHELSEA 6 CHISHOLM 28, Thomas 27 Tishomingo 32, HEALDTON 28 Walters 35, SNYDER 13 PANAMA 21, Warner 14 Wayne 28, DIBBLE 21 STRATFORD 38, Wewoka 20 Wilburton 22, SAVANNA 16 PAWNEE 28, Yale 6 Class A REJOICE CHR. 35, Barnsdall 7 CORDELL 28, Burns Flat-Dill City 7 CARNEGIE 34, Central Marlow 8 Central Sallisaw 42, FOYIL 16 APACHE 44, Crossings Christian 34 HINTON 21, Empire 14 Fairview 28, WATONGA 21 KETCHUM 42, Gore 8 Hollis 48, BEAVER 6 Hooker 35, SYRACUSE, KAN. 12 Mangum 30, SAYRE 6 Mooreland 35, CRESCENT 14 Morrison 28, OKLAHOMA BIBLE 16 MINCO 42, Rush Springs 6 COMMUNITY CHR. 38, Summit Christian 12 Texhoma 24, VEGA, TEXAS 20 Velma-Alma 28, ELMORE CITY 6 KONAWA 21, Wilson 20 Class B ALEX 42, Allen 14 DEWAR 56, Arkoma 6 CADDO 44, Canadian 6 Cyril 50, BRAY-DOYLE 16 DAVENPORT 54, Garber 8 Geary 42, STROTHER 12 Keota 60, HAILEYVILLE 6 Maud 54, MACOMB 8 Maysville 48, WAURIKA 28 KREMLIN-HILLSDALE 42, Merritt 22 POND CREEK-HUNTER 38, Pioneer 34 WELEETKA 48, Porum 0 Ringwood 34, CANTON 14 OAKS 44, South Coffeyville 20 LAVERNE 56, Turpin 44 WOODLAND 38, Watts 18 SEILING 56, Waukomis 6 COYLE 64, Welch 12 DEPEW 54, Wesleyan Christian 8 Wetumka 52, GANS 6 Class C DESTINY CHR. 48, Bokoshe 8 WEBBERS FALLS 54, Bowlegs 6 Cherokee 48, TYRONE 0 TIPTON 48, Corn Bible 12 Covington-Douglas 42, COPAN 16 DC-Lamont 54, MEDFORD 8 CAVE SPRINGS 48, Midway 12 SHARON-MUTUAL 38, Mt. View-Gotebo 28 FOX 54, Paoli 0 CLAREMORE CHR. 48, Prue 0 THACKERVILLE 56, Sasakwa 6 Shattuck 48, BOISE CITY 34 SW Covenant 28, RYAN 24 Temple 44, DUKE 6 BLUEJACKET 50, Timberlake 14 Waynoka 38, BUFFALO 26 Independent Arlington Oakridge 31, HOLLAND HALL 21 EAGLE POINT CHR. 28, Cement 20 WRIGHT CHR. 42, Life Christian 14 OKC PATRIOTS 28, SeeWorth Aca. 8 CASADY 21, Trinity Valley 14 Saturday's Games Independent Immanuel Chr. 34, CORNERSTONE CHR. 22 OSD 40, Louisiana Deaf 28 *Home team in CAPS
Sep 9, 2015
After a month-long delay, the Oklahoma Secondary School Activities Association Board of Directors officially approved the football districts for the 2016 and 2017 seasons on Wednesday. Here is each district: Class 6A Division I District 1 Broken Arrow Edmond Memorial Edmond Santa Fe U.S.
2016-2017 high school football districts
Jacob Unruh | Sep 9, 2015After a month-long delay, the Oklahoma Secondary School Activities Association Board of Directors officially approved the football districts for the 2016 and 2017 seasons on Wednesday. Here is each district: Class 6A Division I District 1 Broken Arrow Edmond Memorial Edmond Santa Fe U.S. Grant* Jenks Norman Westmoore Yukon District 2 Edmond North Moore Mustang Norman North Owasso Putnam City North Southmoore Tulsa Union Class 6A Division II District 1 Choctaw Deer Creek Enid Lawton Midwest City Putnam City Putnam City West Stillwater District 2 Bartlesville Bixby Capitol Hill* Muskogee Sand Springs Sapulpa Tulsa Washington Ponca City Class 5A District 1 Altus Ardmore Del City Duncan El Reno Lawton MacArthur Southeast Western Heights District 2 Carl Albert Guthrie Guymon Lawton Eisenhower McGuinness Northwest Classen Piedmont Woodward District 3 Coweta Durant Glenpool McAlester Noble Shawnee Tulsa East Central Tulsa Edison District 4 Collinsville Claremore Pryor Skiatook Tahlequah Tulsa Hale Tulsa Kelley Tulsa Memorial Class 4A District 1 Cache Chickasha Clinton Elgin Elk City Heritage Hall Newcastle Weatherford District 2 Ada Bethany Blanchard Cleveland Harrah Tecumseh Tulsa Central Tuttle District 3 Cascia Hall Catoosa Grove Miami Oologah Tulsa McLain Vinita Wagoner District 4 Broken Bow Fort Gibson Hilldale Metro Christian Poteau Sallisaw Stilwell Tulsa Rogers Class 3A District 1 Blackwell Centennial Chandler Kingfisher Mount St. Mary Oklahoma Christian Perkins District 2 Bethel Douglass Jones Little Axe McLoud Prague Star Spencer District 3 Anadarko Bridge Creek Comanche John Marshall Lexington Marlow Purcell District 4 Dickson Lone Grove Madill Pauls Valley Plainview Seminole Sulphur District 5 Berryhill Dewey Mannford Sequoyah-Claremore Sperry Tulsa Webster Verdigris District 6 Beggs Bristow Checotah Cushing Kellyville Morris Okmulgee District 7 Inola Jay Keys Lincoln Christian Locust Grove Sequoyah-Tahlequah Westville District 8 Eufaula Heavener Idabel Muldrow Roland Stigler Class 2A District 1 Alva Chisholm Hennessey Newkirk Pawhuska Perry Tonkawa District 2 Christian Heritage Crooked Oak Luther Meeker Millwood Northeast Stroud District 3 Community Christian Dibble Frederick Hobart Lindsay Walters Washington District 4 Atoka Coalgate Davis Kingston Marietta Stratford Tishomingo District 5 Haskell Henryetta Holdenville Okemah Vian Wewoka District 6 Antlers Hartshorne Hugo Panama Spiro Valliant Wilburton District 7 Chouteau Colcord Holland Hall Kansas Ketchum Salina Victory Christian District 8 Adair Caney Valley Chelsea Commerce Nowata Oklahoma Union Wyandotte Class A District 1 Beaver Fairview Hooker Mooreland Okeene Texhoma Thomas District 2 Cordell Hinton Hollis Mangum Merritt Sayre Watonga District 3 Apache Elmore Cityl Empire Healdton Ringling Rush Springs Velma-Alma District 4 Crossings Christian Konawa Minco Oklahoma Christian Academy Wayne Wellston Wynnewood District 5 Cashion Crescent Drumright Morrison Oklahoma Bible Pawnee Yale District 6 Hominy Kiefer Liberty Mounds Porter Summit Christian Woodland District 7 Afton Barnsdall Fairland Foyil Hulbert Quapaw Rejoice Christian District 8 Central Sallisaw Gore Pocola Quinton Savanna Talihina Warner Class B District 1 Canton Laverne Seiling Shattuck Turpin District 2 Cherokee Garber Pioneer-Pleasant Vale Ringwood Waukomis District 3 Alex Burns Flat-Dill City Carnegie Cyril Geary Snyder District 4 Bray-Doyle Central Marlow Fox Ryan Waurika Wilson District 5 Allen Caddo Macomb Maud Maysville Strother District 6 Canadian Dewar Haileyville Weleetka Wetumka District 7 Davenport Depew Prue Oaks South Coffeyville District 8 Arkoma Cave Springs Gans Keota Porum Watts Class C District 1 Balko Boise City Buffalo Kremlin-Hillsdale Sharon-Mutual Timberlake Tyrone Waynoka District 2 Cement Corn Bible Duke Grandfield Mountain View-Gotebo Southwest Covenant Temple Tipton District 3 Bluejacket Copan Covington-Douglas Deer Creek-Lamont Medford Pond Creek-Hunter Regent Prep Welch District 4 Bokoshe Bowlegs Coyle Midway Paoli Sasakwa Thackerville Webbers Falls *-Will not compete as part of district.
Every week, The Oklahoman's Scott Wright will predict the score of every game in the state. Last week's record: 142-36 (79.8 pct.) Overall record: 158-38 (80.6 pct.) Thursday's Games Class 6A PUTNAM CITY 28, Choctaw 27 Del City 56, LAWTON EISENHOWER 42 Edmond Santa Fe 28, MOORE 21 Class 5A Elk City 48, SOUTHEAST 8 Class 4A Nowata 35, VINITA 20 Class 3A LOCUST...
The Oklahoman's high school football picks for Week 2
BY SCOTT WRIGHT | Sep 9, 2015Every week, The Oklahoman's Scott Wright will predict the score of every game in the state. Last week's record: 142-36 (79.8 pct.) Overall record: 158-38 (80.6 pct.) Thursday's Games Class 6A PUTNAM CITY 28, Choctaw 27 Del City 56, LAWTON EISENHOWER 42 Edmond Santa Fe 28, MOORE 21 Class 5A Elk City 48, SOUTHEAST 8 Class 4A Nowata 35, VINITA 20 Class 3A LOCUST GROVE 54, Adair 42 Okmulgee 28, U.S. GRANT 22 STAR SPENCER 42, SeeWorth Aca. 20 Class 2A COMMERCE 21, Afton 14 Poteau JV 27, POCOLA 22 Class B Geary 48, BRAY-DOYLE 16 DEPEW 52, Osd, 42 Class C CHEROKEE 44, Buffalo 22 Friday's Games Class 6A Broken Arrow 27, COPPELL, TEXAS 20 MIDWEST CITY 21, Carl Albert 20 BARTLESVILLE 24, Cascia Hall 21 Claremore 20, ROGERS, ARK. 14 EDMOND MEMORIAL 21, Edmond North 17 Jenks 35, TULSA UNION 32 Lawton 27, LAWTON MAC 24 OWASSO 28, Muskogee 8 Mustang 45, STILLWATER 13 DEER CREEK 27, Norman 10 Norman North 42, YUKON 24 GUTHRIE 31, Ponca City 27 PC NORTH 34, Putnam West 31 Sand Springs 30, ENID 13 BIXBY 33, Tulsa East Central 12 SAPULPA 42, Tulsa Hale 6 Tulsa Washington 49, TULSA CENTRAL 8 SOUTHMOORE 35, Westmoore 28 Class 5A ALTUS 28, Anadarko 27 NOBLE 42, Chickasha 31 Collinsville 24, CATOOSA 21 McALESTER 35, Coweta 28 Duncan 28, SHAWNEE 17 ARDMORE 35, Durant 13 WOODWARD 27, El Reno 12 Grove 20, JAY 6 LIBERAL, KAN. 33, Guymon 14 Northwest 20, NORTHEAST 16 Oologah 28, SKIATOOK 24 WEATHERFORD 38, Piedmont 14 STILWELL 28, Tahlequah 27 McGUINNESS 24, Tulsa Kelley 21 TULSA EDISON 42, Tulsa Memorial 35 Wagoner 34, PRYOR 20 Western Heights 49, CAPITOL HILL 6 Class 4A Ada 34, MADILL 16 GLENPOOL 27, Beggs 22 STROUD 35, Bristow 7 IDABEL 42, Broken Bow 28 Cleveland 28, MANNFORD 6 Elgin 14, MARLOW 13 Harrah 27, JONES 23 Heritage Hall 42, CLINTON 28 FORT GIBSON 28, Hilldale 21 CACHE 24, Hobart 22 Metro Christian 21, OCS 7 TUTTLE 28, Newcastle 12 Perkins 27, McLOUD 16 Sallisaw 35, STIGLER 14 Spiro 20, MULDROW 13 SEMINOLE 32, Tecumseh 14 Tulsa McLain 21, TULSA NOAH 20 Van Buren, Ark. 30, POTEAU 14 Verdigris 35, MIAMI 7 Class 3A Bethel 21, OKEMAH 12 Blanchard 28, CASADY 24 JOHN MARSHALL 55, Centennial 6 Colcord 28, WESTVILLE 21 Comanche 17, TISHOMINGO 14 Cushing 30, BERRYHILL 26 EUFAULA 36, Hartshorne 34 KINGFISHER 28, Hennessey 27 CHECOTAH 21, Henryetta 6 LINCOLN CHR. 35, Holland Hall 17 LONE GROVE 49, Hugo 7 Inola 22, SALINA 20 Kellyville 34, CANEY VALLEY 8 Keys (Park Hill) 35, LINCOLN, ARK. 17 Kingston 35, VALLIANT 7 Lexington 28, BRIDGE CREEK 8 Lindsay 34, DICKSON 6 Little Axe 49, CROOKED OAK 6 CHANDLER 44, Meeker 34 HASKELL 28, Morris 8 CHR. HERITAGE 28, Mount St. Mary 24 BLACKWELL 21, Newkirk 14 DEWEY 30, Pawhuska 16 Plainview 28, PAULS VALLEY 24 ROLAND 35, Seq. Tahlequah 14 SEQ.-CLAREMORE 17, Sperry 14 DAVIS 28, Sulphur 21 TULSA ROGERS 42, Tulsa Webster 14 Vian 21, HEAVENER 14 Victory Christian 56, LIGHTHOUSE CHR. 6 Washington 28, PURCELL 21 Class 2A Atoka 31, HOLDENVILLE 28 FOYIL 21, Chelsea 20 FAIRVIEW 28, Chisholm 24 Crescent 20, PERRY 14 Dibble 27, RUSH SPRINGS 22 Elmore City 33, MARIETTA 20 Frederick 28, MANGUM 21 Hulbert 38, WARNER 34 WYANDOTTE 30, Kansas 18 Ketchum 21, CHOUTEAU 20 WEWOKA 35, Konawa 14 SUMMIT CHR. 14, Liberty 7 Luther 35, PRAGUE 28 ALVA 28, Oklahoma Bible 14 BARNSDALL 22, Oklahoma Union 16 Panama 34, CENTRAL SALLISAW 24 Pawnee 21, HOMINY 20 WILBURTON 20, Quinton 13 COALGATE 14, Savanna 12 Talihina 28, ANTLERS 21 Tonkawa 22, MORRISON 17 Walters 35, EMPIRE 20 Wellston 14, YALE 7 Class A Apache 34, WILSON 12 Cashion 42, MOORELAND 14 Community Christian 28, CARNEGIE 21 Cordell 32, CENTRAL MARLOW 18 MOUNDS 20, Gore 16 Hinton 26, SAYRE 20 HOLLIS 34, Hooker 14 QUAPAW 14, Humboldt, Kan. 12 Minco 34, CROSSINGS CHR. 28 DRUMRIGHT 20, Porter 14 KIEFER 35, Rejoice Christian 14 Snyder 45, BURNS FLAT-DILL CITY 8 Stratford 42, HEALDTON 6 BEAVER 35, Syracuse, Kan. 7 Texhoma 28, BOOKER, TEXAS 24 Thomas 28, OKEENE 7 Wayne 44, OKLAHOMA CHR. ACA. 6 Wynnewood 21, VELMA-ALMA 20 Class B Alex 58, CYRIL 8 WETUMKA 38, Caddo 32 PIONEER 42, Canton 12 Davenport 56, WATTS 8 Dewar 52, PORUM 6 ARKOMA 42, Gans 34 CANADIAN 44, Haileyville 16 Kremlin-Hillsdale 34, RINGWOOD 28 Laverne 36, WAUKOMIS 18 ALLEN 42, Macomb 20 GARBER 38, Oaks 28 Pond Creek-Hunter 42, TURPIN 28 Seiling 48, MERRITT 12 MAYSVILLE 52, Strother 6 MAUD 34, Waurika 28 Welch 36, SOUTH COFFEYVILLE 24 KEOTA 44, Weleetka 36 Woodland 50, WESLEYAN CHR. 34 Class C DC-LAMONT 54, Bluejacket 48 Boise City 42, TYRONE 6 Bokoshe 30, BOWLEGS 24 Cave Springs 44, PAOLI 12 DUKE 42, Cement 8 REGENT PREP 56, Copan 6 Grandfield 52, THACKERVILLE 24 COVINGTON-DOUGLAS 36, Medford 28 Midway 42, SASAKWA 38 Mt. View-Gotebo 48, SW COVENANT 20 COYLE 60, Prue 6 BALKO 44, Rolla, Kan. 14 Ryan 38, CORN BIBLE 12 SHATTUCK 56, Sharon-Mutual 20 Tipton 42, TEMPLE 34 Waynoka 50, TIMBERLAKE 38 FOX 56, Webbers Falls 6 Independent LIFE CHRISTIAN 48, Eagle Point Chr. 20 WRIGHT CHR. 34, Immanuel Christian 16 DESTINY CHR. 44, OKC Patriots 24 Saturday's Games Class 3A Douglass 28, Millwood 27 *Home team in CAPS
Sep 4, 2015
Every week, The Oklahoman's Scott Wright will predict the score of every game in the state. Last week's record: 16-2 Friday's Games Class 6A Bartlesville 28, TULSA EAST CENTRAL 24 Broken Arrow 21, OWASSO 20 EDMOND SANTA FE 31, Edmond North 17 Enid 27, PONCA CITY 20 Jenks 42, BIXBY 13 Lawton Ike 34, FAYETTEVILLE, ARK. 28 McAlester 20, MUSKOGEE 14 Midwest City 16, TULSA...
Week 1 high school football picks
BY SCOTT WRIGHT | Sep 4, 2015Every week, The Oklahoman's Scott Wright will predict the score of every game in the state. Last week's record: 16-2 Friday's Games Class 6A Bartlesville 28, TULSA EAST CENTRAL 24 Broken Arrow 21, OWASSO 20 EDMOND SANTA FE 31, Edmond North 17 Enid 27, PONCA CITY 20 Jenks 42, BIXBY 13 Lawton Ike 34, FAYETTEVILLE, ARK. 28 McAlester 20, MUSKOGEE 14 Midwest City 16, TULSA WASHINGTON 13 WESTMOORE 28, Moore 27 CLAREMORE 17, Pryor 10 PUTNAM CITY 30, Putnam North 28 LAWTON 44, Salina, Kan. Central 14 CHOCTAW 28, Sapulpa 20 TULSA UNION 38, Southlake Carroll 35 DEER CREEK 34, Stillwater 27 MUSTANG 31, Yukon 20 Class 5A Altus 35, VERNON, TEXAS 20 Anadarko 45, CHICKASHA 14 Ardmore 21, ADA 20 Carl Albert 30, EL RENO 6 Fort Gibson 42, TAHLEQUAH 16 Guthrie 28, DUNCAN 24 GUYMON 21, Hugoton, Kan. 14 John Marshall 49, NORTHWEST 12 McGuinness 28, SHAWNEE 27 Miami 17, GROVE 13 Noble 21, TECUMSEH 7 SKIATOOK 42, Piedmont 10 Poteau 27, DURANT 7 WEATHERFORD 35, Southeast 20 TULSA EDISON 21, Tulsa Kelley 20 Tulsa Memorial 34, TULSA CENTRAL 6 Wagoner 28, COWETA 27 Western Heights 44, U.S. GRANT 12 Class 4A Berryhill 21, GLENPOOL 17 IOWA PARK, TEXAS 28, Cache 7 Cascia Hall 27, HOLLAND HALL 10 SALLISAW 33, Catoosa 20 Cushing 38, BRISTOW 7 HENNESSEY 28, Elgin 6 Kingfisher 24, WOODWARD 12 McLoud 40, BETHEL 10 Metro Christian 28, TULSA NOAH 24 NEWCASTLE 27, Pauls Valley 24 HARRAH 32, Seminole 28 Stilwell 36, SPIRO 31 Tulsa McLain 28, MANNFORD 6 Tuttle 34, BLANCHARD 18 BROKEN BOW 30, Valliant 8 Vinita 24, JAY 6 Class 3A Adair 48, SPERRY 8 HEAVENER 28, Atoka 24 Bethany 35, MARLOW 20 PERRY 17, Blackwell 14 Checotah 28, KEYS (PARK HILL) 14 MOUNT ST. MARY 34, Crooked Oak 12 NOWATA 28, Dewey 6 KINGSTON 28, Dickson 7 BEGGS 21, Eufaula 14 Henryetta 21, MORRIS 20 Idabel 42, HUGO 8 Inola 35, CHELSEA 12 Kiefer 42, KELLYVILLE 14 WESTVILLE 28, Lincoln, Ark. 24 Lone Grove 35, MARIETTA 7 TISHOMINGO 17, Madill 14 SEQ.-TAHLEQUAH 21, Okemah 14 CHANDLER 48, Okmulgee 28 MEEKER 27, Prague 22 LINDSAY 21, Purcell 20 Sanger, Texas 42, PLAINVIEW 34 Seq. Claremore 26, PERKINS 20 HILLDALE 28, Stigler 12 Verdigris 27, PAWHUSKA 6 Victory Christian 49, KANSAS 7 Wynnewood 35, SULPHUR 12 Class 2A COLCORD 28, Afton 8 THOMAS 31, Alva 7 Antlers 21, SAVANNA12 Barnsdall 33, CANEY VALLEY 6 Central Sallisaw 17, POCOLA 14 STRATFORD 34, Coalgate 12 MINCO 44, Dibble 16 WELLSTON 22, Drumright 14 Electra, Texas 28, FREDERICK 20 WYANDOTTE 42, Fairland 12 Haskell 27, KETCHUM 22 Hobart 10, MANGUM 7 Hulbert 33, PORTER 12 Morrison 30, PAWNEE 14 Mounds 18, LIBERTY 6 CHISHOLM 28, Okeene 14 Quapaw 20, OKLAHOMA UNION 12 Oklahoma Chr. 35, RINGLING 18 Stroud 28, COMMERCE 6 LUTHER 42, Tonkawa 7 TALIHINA 45, Wilburton 16 WALTERS 35, Wilson 0 Class A Beaver 35, STANTON CO. KAN. 6 Cashion 56, YALE 6 SNYDER 28, Central Marlow 7 HOOKER 20, Elkhart, Kan. 14 ELMORE CITY 31, Empire 12 Healdton 17, WAYNE 12 Hinton 28, WATONGA 20 Hollis 30, WELLINGTON, TEXAS 17 Konawa 14, QUINTON 7 COMMUNITY CHR. 24, Okla. Christian Aca. 17 FAIRVIEW 28, Oklahoma Bible 14 CROSSINGS CHR. 34, Rejoice Christian 28 APACHE 35, Rush Springs 12 CORDELL 35, Sayre 7 BOOKER, TEXAS 28, Texhoma 21 SUMMIT CHR. 22, Warner 20 Class B Alex 56, CADDO 6 Allen 42, WETUMKA 28 Bluejacket 52, WELCH 6 ARKOMA 54, Bokoshe 8 MT. VIEW-GOTEBO 46, Bray-Doyle 0 WAUKOMIS 38, Buffalo 8 STROTHER 42, Canadian 12 Depew 56, HAILEYVILLE 6 OAKS 44, Gans 16 Garber 48, COVINGTON-DOUGLAS 34 Laverne 48, BOISE CITY 28 CYRIL 34, Life Christian 6 Merritt 40, CORN BIBLE 18 CHEROKEE 50, Pioneer 0 TIMBERLAKE 34, Ringwood 32 Sasakwa 28, MACOMB 20 SEILING 46, Sharon-Mutual 36 South Coffeyville 56, CLAREMORE CHR. 6 TURPIN 34, Tyrone 14 RYAN 30, Waurika 24 Webbers Falls 40, PORUM 12 DAVENPORT 56, Weleetka 32 DEWAR 52, Woodland 6 Class C Balko 34, MOSCOW, KAN. 6 SW COVENANT 48, Destiny Christian 34 WAYNOKA32, Duke 20 TIPTON 28, Fox 24 WRIGHT CHR. 42, Midway 38 Regent Prep 42, PRUE 8 Shattuck 56, OKC PATRIOTS 14 Thackerville 38, TEMPLE 34 Wesleyan Christian 34, COPAN 12 Saturday's Games Class 3A Lincoln Christian 35, Davis 21 (at Choctaw) Jones28, Vian 13 (at Choctaw) *Home team in CAPS
MOUNT PLEASANT, Mich. — Nick Lozanovski walked into Central Michigan's Kelly/Shorts Stadium on Thursday night, identified his brethren in orange and felt like he was seeing, well, kin from another planet.“I compare it to an alien seeing other Martians for the first time,” Lozanovski said.Lozanovski definitely fits the alien description, at least when it comes to his attraction to Oklahoma...
OSU football: New Yorker is all about orange and Oklahoma State
John Helsley, Associated Press | Sep 4, 2015MOUNT PLEASANT, Mich. — Nick Lozanovski walked into Central Michigan's Kelly/Shorts Stadium on Thursday night, identified his brethren in orange and felt like he was seeing, well, kin from another planet. “I compare it to an alien seeing other Martians for the first time,” Lozanovski said. Lozanovski definitely fits the alien description, at least when it comes to his attraction to Oklahoma State. A 19-year-old student at Erie Community College in Orchard Park, N.Y., Lozanovski has no tangible connection to OSU. As a kid growing up, he liked the way Eddie Sutton's Cowboys made a run to the 2004 Final Four and became a bit of a fan. And it took off from there. “I wasn't too serious about it until about six or seven years ago,” he said. “That's when I started to really get into it. Now I'm really, really into it.” So into it that Lozanovski drove seven hours through Canada, despite an expired passport, veered back across the U.S. border and on to Mount Pleasant to see his team live in action for the first time. And he saw a win, 24-13. That's right, his team, despite no connections to OSU except that 2004 attraction and later a video game that offered his first real chance to be a Cowboy. “I have some friends who have family who live in Oklahoma, but I actually don't have any connections to the school at all,” he said. “Basketball brought me in first. I was too young to really understand, it's just that they were really good. “Then I was playing an NCAA Basketball video game and they were the best team available with a roster spot for me to put myself on. That's kind of where it all started.” And to Mount Pleasant it led, eventually. Getting here, though, putting his adoption of the Cowboys in full play, hasn't always been easy, not in upstate New York. “Where I come from, it's all Sabres hockey and Bills football,” he said. “College sports is not really a big thing up there. You've got people who are more interested in the fourth quarter of the second preseason game (of the Bills) than they are the start of great college football. It's different. “It's hard to really express yourself and not have people look at you and say, ‘We don't really care that much.'” Still, Lozanovski expressed himself. He rocked the colors like he'd received a directive from Mike Holder himself. “I was known around my high school, if you didn't really know me, as the kid who always wore orange,” said Lozanovski, who's Twitter page features a banner picture of Rickie Fowler. “I just wore orange all the time. That's kind of been my thing. “I wore orange basketball shoes, orange shorts, orange shirts and hats, the whole nine yards.” Lozanovski was in the garb Thursday night. Orange shorts. Orange hat. Black Oklahoma State shirt, with the No. 2 on the front. A salute to Cowboys quarterback Mason Rudolph? Well, sort of. “It's actually a Le'Bryan Nash basketball shirt,” he said. “I ordered a shirt online that promised three days shipping. It had Boone Pickens Stadium infused in the OSU logo and I was really excited for it, but it didn't make it on time. “So I wore the No. 2 for Mason Rudolph, I guess.” Lozanovski longed for a trip to Stillwater to get the full Cowboys experience. But for a college kid, it proved too far and too costly and too tricky in terms of juggling school and work. But when the game at Central Michigan popped on the schedule, Lozanovski plotted the road trip. And this week, he and his dad, Bill, made the drive, over the Peace Bridge through Niagara Falls into Canada, through Hamilton and London and St. Catharines, often relying on old-school travel methods – MapQuest printouts and scribbled notes – with cell reception often nonexistent. “A lot of OHL cities,” Nick said, referring to the Ontario Hockey League. As for the expired passport, apparently the border agents have a heart. “They're actually a lot easier on the Canadian border than the U.S. border,” Nick said. “I get a stern look every time I cross over the U.S. border with it. They look at me and say, ‘You know it's expired, right?' I have to explain to them. “The Canadian people, they look at it and they don't really care that much.” Bill isn't an OSU fan, yet what's a dad to do when his son is on a mission? “With my son, I had no choice,” Bill said with a laugh. “He'd drag me. “No, it was OK. I wanted to go. Oklahoma was too far, but he said how about here, Dad? And I said good.” And the trip was good, although they had to scrap golf plans for Thursday when it rained and thundered much of the day. No worries, they had the game ahead of them. “This is what we came for,” Nick said, breaking into a grin inside the stadium. The football and the Martians. “You get out here and see a bunch of other Oklahoma State fans,” he said, “and it's a great feeling.” ——— ©2015 The Oklahoman Visit The Oklahoman at www.newsok.com Distributed by Tribune Content Agency, LLC. _____ Topics: g000362661,g000065603,g000066164,g000065978
Sep 3, 2015
STILLWATER — Mike Gundy keeps a large notepad and pencil near his favorite chair at home. It's the Oklahoma State coach's drawing board when watching football on TV, just in case he happens catch a play he likes. “My kids make fun of me,” Gundy said. “I'll steal plays in a heartbeat if I think they're good.” He added it's been a longtime habit to diagram sets he envisions working for the...
OSU Football: Where Mike Gundy gets his offensive ideas
BY KYLE FREDRICKSON | Sep 3, 2015STILLWATER — Mike Gundy keeps a large notepad and pencil near his favorite chair at home. It's the Oklahoma State coach's drawing board when watching football on TV, just in case he happens catch a play he likes. “My kids make fun of me,” Gundy said. “I'll steal plays in a heartbeat if I think they're good.” He added it's been a longtime habit to diagram sets he envisions working for the Cowboys, and not just college games, either. The NFL. Arena League. Even Canadian football is fair game. “We study a lot of tape from other football teams,” Gundy said. “A lot of high school.” It's an easy task considering the high volume of Texas prospects that are featured in up-tempo spread offenses. “I think it's pretty smart on coach Gundy's part to compliment high school coaches, because that helps his recruiting,” Randy Allen chuckled in a phone interview. Allen, head coach at Highland Park in the Dallas area, would know. He ranks sixth all-time in Texas high school football history with 336 career wins. “But I think high school coaches do experiment, whereas college coaches pretty much have to have a tried-and-true method,” Allen said. “They're less likely to maybe branch out and do something a little different. You'll find some high school coaches that don't mind taking a chance and running something different.” Texas' tradition rich programs have ran spread offenses for decades. Those systems have produced college coaches like Baylor's Art Briles, SMU's Chad Morris, Kansas' David Beaty and Tulsa's Phillip Montgomery, along with hundreds of future top-level college players. It's given those athletes an edge in being recruited by schools that run similar systems. And the benefits are mutual. “I do think it's a big advantage,” Allen said. “I also think it's easier for college coaches to identify a recruitable quarterback when they see that he can run that offense in high school.” Of the 111 players listed on OSU's roster in the 2015 media guide, 66 have Texas hometowns. That includes sophomore receiver Chris Lacy, who played in a wide-open offense for DeSoto coach Claude Mathis — who joined Morris' staff at SMU as running backs coach this season. “It didn't take me long to learn the (OSU) offense, because it was pretty much learning the same kind of schemes,” Lacy said. “When I got here, it was just learning different plays. Other than that, everything was pretty much the same. The speed and everything.” That connection to OSU's offense continues today, as 2016 DeSoto all-purpose back La'Darren Brown committed to the Cowboys in July. “Texas High School football,” Lacy said, “that's where it's at.”
Sep 3, 2015
A 19-year-old student at Erie Community College in Orchard Park, N.Y., Lozanovski has no tangible connection to OSU. As a kid growing up, he liked the way Eddie Sutton’s Cowboys made a run to the 2004 Final Four and became a bit of a fan.
OSU football: New Yorker is all about orange and Oklahoma State
BY JOHN HELSLEY | Sep 3, 2015MOUNT PLEASANT, Mich. — Nick Lozanovski walked into Central Michigan's Kelly/Shorts Stadium on Thursday night, identified his brethren in orange and felt like he was seeing, well, kin from another planet. “I compare it to an alien seeing other Martians for the first time,” Lozanovski said. Lozanovski definitely fits the alien description, at least when it comes to his attraction to Oklahoma State. A 19-year-old student at Erie Community College in Orchard Park, N.Y., Lozanovski has no tangible connection to OSU. As a kid growing up, he liked the way Eddie Sutton's Cowboys made a run to the 2004 Final Four and became a bit of a fan. And it took off from there. “I wasn't too serious about it until about six or seven years ago,” he said. “That's when I started to really get into it. Now I'm really, really into it.” So into it that Lozanovski drove seven hours through Canada, despite an expired passport, veered back across the U.S. border and on to Mount Pleasant to see his team live in action for the first time. And he saw a win, 24-13. That's right, his team, despite no connections to OSU except that 2004 attraction and later a video game that offered his first real chance to be a Cowboy. “I have some friends who have family who live in Oklahoma, but I actually don't have any connections to the school at all,” he said. “Basketball brought me in first. I was too young to really understand, it's just that they were really good. “Then I was playing an NCAA Basketball video game and they were the best team available with a roster spot for me to put myself on. That's kind of where it all started.” And to Mount Pleasant it led, eventually. Getting here, though, putting his adoption of the Cowboys in full play, hasn't always been easy, not in upstate New York. “Where I come from, it's all Sabres hockey and Bills football,” he said. “College sports is not really a big thing up there. You've got people who are more interested in the fourth quarter of the second preseason game (of the Bills) than they are the start of great college football. It's different. “It's hard to really express yourself and not have people look at you and say, ‘We don't really care that much.'” Still, Lozanovski expressed himself. He rocked the colors like he'd received a directive from Mike Holder himself. “I was known around my high school, if you didn't really know me, as the kid who always wore orange,” said Lozanovski, who's Twitter page features a banner picture of Rickie Fowler. “I just wore orange all the time. That's kind of been my thing. “I wore orange basketball shoes, orange shorts, orange shirts and hats, the whole nine yards.” Lozanovski was in the garb Thursday night. Orange shorts. Orange hat. Black Oklahoma State shirt, with the No. 2 on the front. A salute to Cowboys quarterback Mason Rudolph? Well, sort of. “It's actually a Le'Bryan Nash basketball shirt,” he said. “I ordered a shirt online that promised three days shipping. It had Boone Pickens Stadium infused in the OSU logo and I was really excited for it, but it didn't make it on time. “So I wore the No. 2 for Mason Rudolph, I guess.” Lozanovski longed for a trip to Stillwater to get the full Cowboys experience. But for a college kid, it proved too far and too costly and too tricky in terms of juggling school and work. But when the game at Central Michigan popped on the schedule, Lozanovski plotted the road trip. And this week, he and his dad, Bill, made the drive, over the Peace Bridge through Niagara Falls into Canada, through Hamilton and London and St. Catharines, often relying on old-school travel methods – MapQuest printouts and scribbled notes – with cell reception often nonexistent. “A lot of OHL cities,” Nick said, referring to the Ontario Hockey League. As for the expired passport, apparently the border agents have a heart. “They're actually a lot easier on the Canadian border than the U.S. border,” Nick said. “I get a stern look every time I cross over the U.S. border with it. They look at me and say, ‘You know it's expired, right?' I have to explain to them. “The Canadian people, they look at it and they don't really care that much.” Bill isn't an OSU fan, yet what's a dad to do when his son is on a mission? “With my son, I had no choice,” Bill said with a laugh. “He'd drag me. “No, it was OK. I wanted to go. Oklahoma was too far, but he said how about here, Dad? And I said good.” And the trip was good, although they had to scrap golf plans for Thursday when it rained and thundered much of the day. No worries, they had the game ahead of them. “This is what we came for,” Nick said, breaking into a grin inside the stadium. The football and the Martians. “You get out here and see a bunch of other Oklahoma State fans,” he said, “and it's a great feeling.”
Aug 22, 2015
Playing from 2002-06, Thompson was never more than one injury (or other incident) from being the Sooners’ starting quarterback but it wasn’t until 2006 that Thompson became the unquestioned starter.
Collected Wisdom with former OU quarterback Paul Thompson
By Ryan Aber | Aug 22, 2015PAUL THOMPSON FORMER OU QUARTERBACK AGE: 31 RESIDENCE: EDMOND Paul Thompson had an unusual career at Oklahoma. Playing from 2002-06, Thompson was never more than one injury (or other incident) from being the Sooners’ starting quarterback but it wasn’t until 2006 that Thompson became the unquestioned starter. Between then and the time he arrived, Thompson redshirted after his sophomore season and spent time at wide receiver before moving back to quarterback following the dismissal of Rhett Bomar from the team and helped OU to an 11-win season and a Fiesta Bowl berth. Thompson grew up in Leander, Texas, just outside of Austin. Following a brief offseason and training camp stint in the NFL, Thompson entered private business and moved to Edmond. He lives there with his wife Ashlee, 2-year-old son Draden and twin 1-year-old daughters Brooklyn and Brynnlee. I was 8 years old when I started playing football. I know they do it a lot sooner now but that’s what it used to be. It used to be third grade before you could play contact football and there was no flag football even at an earlier age. I played baseball all the way until third grade and then I could play football and it was full pads. It seems like they’re getting younger and younger when it comes to pads. I think it’s important to understand the game before you get into all of the contact and all of that. I have a son now and people ask me all the time do I want him to play football. I say, “Of course.” I’d want him to wait until 8, 9, 10 before it’s full pads. I think some of the flag football stuff at an early age is good. I’m not overly concerned just because I think I’m far more aware of what’s going on now whereas when I played, I can think of a couple times where I probably got my bell lit and that’s just what it was. You got your bell rung and you went back out there. Parents can still allow their kids to play but I think things are monitored far better now. For me as a parent, I’ll know exactly when my son needs to come out or knocks himself out a little bit whereas before, several years ago, you’d just say, “Hey, shake it off and get back in there.” Also too, at an early age, the collisions are very minimal. It’s more just falling down. It’s really different from the collisions past middle school into high school and college. Yeah, they’re in pads. They’re just bumping around. It’s not extreme contact anyways. I look at the positives of what football’s done. It’s not only carried me through college from a degree standpoint but even into my professional field now. Those connections and the stuff that I learned, there’s a lot of value in it. Whether it’s sports or another extracurricular activity, it’s got to be something. Sports, that’s what it was for me and my family, my brothers and everybody growing up. It created structure in my life. It showed me how to win. It showed me how to lose. You learn how to develop character. There’s so many things that come along with it. We’ve got our kids in gymnastics already, even at an early age, just because of that — getting them in something structured, something where they have to learn to listen to authority and just the fundamentals of development, motor skills and all of that. I think it’s invaluable when it comes to development. If you came into our backyard right now, you’d see pretty much every sport. We’ve been swinging the baseball bat, we’ve got footballs, basketballs, soccer ball and a soccer net, a little golf ball and clubs. He’s got everything available for him. We’ll see what he takes off with but we definitely want to make everything available for him. It was a journey at OU. There’s always ups and downs when it comes to a player, maybe wanting to play sooner or overcoming adversity. For me, to come to the University of Oklahoma, a school that was two years removed from a national championship, and to be a part of that was unbelievable in itself. To get the opportunity to play my true freshman year when Jason White tore his ACL vs. Alabama there in Norman and me coming in and backing up Nate Hybl was awesome and then the following year kind of the same thing when Jason returned. He comes back for a sixth year. C’mon Jason, you’re 26 years old and still trying to play, man. You’re putting me in a bind. That was a little untraditional. For me to play two years and then decide to sit out a year was difficult. We went on, we had a great year and went on to the national championship game that year. You’re excited for your team but you also felt pretty removed given that you weren’t necessarily sharing in the success of the team. My junior year and being named the starter and losing to TCU and moving to receiver. Then my senior year after Rhett Bomar was kicked off the team and moving back to quarterback and winning the Big 12 championship and ending my career with the Boise State game. It was up and down but I wouldn’t change it for the world. One of the things that I hear when I see people out and about is that they admire my team mentality and sticking in there and staying focused. Things like that go a long way. People ask, “Why didn’t you transfer?” Because you never know. My senior year turned out pretty magical and had I left, I wouldn’t have been able to experience that. It all worked out for the best. I learned a lot from it. I was right there every year. From the time I stepped on campus and Jason White went down, I was pretty much one snap away from that game on as far as being the guy. Even though I redshirted (the third year), had Jason gotten injured early in that season, I would have came out of my redshirt to be the guy. My junior year, I was named the starter then moved to receiver and was getting playing time there. I had kind of accepted that role as a receiver and felt I could play this position effectively and help this team win and get on the field and then who knows, maybe I can parlay this into an NFL career. Had circumstances maybe been different early on, where maybe I was third on the depth chart or just knew I wasn’t going to see the field, then early on maybe I would’ve made a decision to go somewhere else. But the carrot was right there, right in front of me and I was ready to grab it. The 2006 year was great. No one expected us to do what we did that year. We had to overcome a lot of adversity early in that year with the crazy game in Oregon and had a call that kind of put us behind the eight ball a little bit in regard to national title contention. But we fought through it. We lost to Texas and then lose A.D. (Adrian Peterson) in the Iowa State game. Let alone prior to that season when the news came out that Bomar was gone. Everybody wrote us off. As we went through that season, there were some hurdles that we had to overcome. Allen Patrick did an awesome job of stepping in for A.D. and we ended up making it to the Big 12 championship and beating a Nebraska team that was a pretty good team that year. There wasn’t a better feeling than doing that and getting a berth in the Fiesta Bowl. It was about this time back in '06. We were just a couple weeks from our first game, right at the start of camp or right before camp started and I just get a call and I go up to Coach Stoops’ office and (Josh) Heuple. Coach Stoops just told me they were dismissing Bomar. I remember being just shocked at that and then him saying, “We want you to come back to quarterback as well.” The whole previous year I had fully committed to wide receiver. I thought what Blake Bell did last year was awesome. It’s not always an easy transition, which is what I learned going from QB to receiver. There’s some different physical challenges you have to overcome and there’s some different mental things you have to learn as well. For him to switch like he did and be able to contribute like he did says a lot about him. He ended up playing his cards right. I think he was able to benefit the team last year and then he set himself up now to have an NFL career. I have the utmost respect for him. In that Oregon game in '06, we couldn’t see everything like the TV audience could. When that game ended, I didn’t know how had we got ducked. We couldn’t see the replay. They say they got the ball and I thought maybe that’s what it was. Then there was a pass interference call when C.J. Ah You tipped a pass and it’s obviously tipped. It was just a debacle. Everybody was frustrated. It wasn’t until we got back on the bus and we got to our cell phones that people realized what happened and how bad it was and then when we get home and actually watch the replay and watch Allen Patrick pick that ball up as obvious as it could be. For that to be reviewed and still reward Oregon with the ball blows my mind. My time in the NFL was good. It wasn’t long. I didn’t play any games or anything but I was able to kind of quench my thirst as far as playing professionally. I didn’t play a whole lot but I kind of got to see the inside and how everything worked. It’s not as great as it might’ve seen from the outside looking in as far as how you were treated. Yeah, you can make good income but it’s a grind. It’s a grind physically. It’s a grind mentally. It’s very difficult to have a family because you’re always on the go, you’re traveling, you’re getting cut, you’ve got to get up and move. I kind of got to see the inner workings and saw how brutal the game is. It’s extremely, extremely stressful. The experience in Green Bay was awesome. Getting to sit in film rooms with Aaron Rodgers and Brett Favre was a once-in-a-lifetime experience. That in itself was something that I’ll be able to have forever. But outside of that, just playing the game and being treated the way you were, yeah I would’ve loved to have maybe played a couple games here or there but after Green Bay released me and I signed with Tennessee after that season and I was with them through the offseason, it was pretty easy for me to say, “That’s a wrap for me.” My agent wanted me to go do some Canadian stuff or some arena and I said, “Nuh-uh.” I don’t even know if I would play for what the NFL would pay me, I’m damn sure not going to do it for a third of the price or a fourth. I’ve always been kind of business-minded anyway. I can do what I want to do, have a family. I don’t have to worry about getting cut or traded across the country.
Jul 30, 2015
Then as now, Burris was a highly-decorated ballplayer who sometimes had to wait on his honors. Some of that changes Monday night, when Burris, who died in 1999, is inducted into the Oklahoma Sports Hall of Fame.
Why late OU football great Kurt Burris was The Boss
By BERRY TRAMEL | Jul 30, 2015Forty-seven years before Oregon placed a huge image of quarterback Joey Harrington on Times Square, 36 years before Brigham Young mailed cardboard ties to entice votes for quarterback Ty Detmer and 13 years before Notre Dame changed the pronunciation of Joe Theismann’s name to rhyme with a certain college football trophy, no less a straight-laced custodian of the game than Bud Wilkinson got in on the Heisman Trophy campaigning. The object of Wilkinson’s stumping was Kurt Burris. Then as now, Burris was a highly-decorated ballplayer who sometimes had to wait on his honors. Some of that changes Monday night, when Burris, who died in 1999, is inducted into the Oklahoma Sports Hall of Fame. “He was one great football player,” said Burris’ roommate and teammate both at OU and back home growing up outside Muskogee, his brother Bob. Wilkinson concurred. Late in the 1954 season, according to OU historian and then-sports information director Harold Keith, Wilkinson pointed out that Burris was “probably more deserving of the Heisman than any other man in the nation in any position.” Keith wrote in his book, Forty-Seven Straight, that “we both knew that the sports press had always ignored interior linemen and that Burris, a center, was as interior as one could get. But we decided to try anyhow and strike a blow not only for Burris but for all deserving interior linemen of the future.” So Keith and Wilkinson hatched a plan. They wrote a short, personal letter to every sports editor in the nation — approximately 3,500 were listed in Editor and Publisher Yearbook — making the case for Burris. They called in a colleague from OU’s Department of Office Administration, who commissioned 100 students to help type the letters. Most were Burris fans, the letters were whipped out in a day or two and Keith got them mailed off first-class from the old post office on Gray Street. The campaign worked. Oh, Wisconsin’s Alan Ameche won the Heisman. That was a Midwest era. From 1947 through 1956, seven Heisman winners were from the Big Ten or Notre Dame. But Burris finished a strong second, with 838 points in the voting to Ameche’s 1,058. Sixty-one years later, the Burris campaign remains the closest a lineman has come to winning the Heisman. Burris probably handled his runnerup status well. Heck, he wasn’t even the most-hailed Sooner player in his family. Brother Buddy Burris, a decade older than Kurt, was a three-time all-American at OU after serving in World War II. Buddy Burris and Rod Shoate are the only three-time all-Americans in Sooner history. Burris, a tough-blocking center and a ferocious-hitting linebacker, was a team leader of the highest order. Hearing Burris’ brothers talk about him is like hearing Dewey and Lee Roy Selmon talk about older brother Lucious. Nobody messed with Lucious Selmon, and nobody messed with Kurt Burris. Burris was tough, maybe even mean on the football field, but the best word to describe Burris was authoritative. Kurt Burris was boss. “He always assumed a leadership role in anything that was done,” said Lynn Burris, born four years behind Kurt and now a Supreme Court justice for the Cherokee Nation in Tahlequah. “He was captain of the ship most of the time.” Kurt Burris ruled the old Jefferson House on OU’s campus. He was a serious student, and “when he studied, everybody in the dormitory studied,” Lynn Burris said, “or he’d run ‘em off or whip ‘em.” A group of Sooners went camping on the Illinois River in the 1950s. Kurt Burris soon began organizing the camp, delegating responsibilities. “Who appointed you boss?” asked fullback David Rolle. “I did,” Burris answered. “You want to challenge me?” “No,” said Rolle, “I just wanted to know.” That ended that conversation. A couple of scrapes early in Burris’ college days established his ground, and few people dared cross him. Bob Burris, a year behind Kurt and an eventual All-Big Seven halfback, said his brother was a “very, very nice, low-key type person. But when he spoke, you listened. He was a lot bigger than I was. I found out in junior high school I could outrun him. But that didn’t really mean much, because I had to come home at night.” Tommy McDonald, Wilkinson’s great halfback from 1954-56, could outrun Kurt Burris, too, and needed to. He goaded Burris into chasing him into a dorm room one day and jumped out a second-floor window to escape his teammate’s wrath. Burris was mortified, thinking McDonald had injured himself at least and killed himself at worst. Until he realized McDonald had stacked mattresses below the window to cushion his fall. Opponents had no such cushion. “Kurt wasn’t happy with tackling a runner,” Bob Burris said. “He wanted to hit him in the nose. Didn’t have many facemasks back then. He was a go-getter. Football-wise, he was a hunter. He didn’t just like to tackle people. He wanted to put ‘em on the ground quick. No form tackling. He hit ‘em where he could hit ‘em. “ Lynn Burris called his brother a “headhunter. He wouldn’t be able to play today. He usually knocked two or three guys out of a game. That’s a no-no now. He would be awful upset to see football as it is now.” Kurt Burris was a first-round draft pick of the Cleveland Browns in 1955 but decided instead to play in the Canadian Football League. The money was just as good and the business opportunities better. Burris eventually went into the oil business in Colorado and Montana. And now Burris now goes into his state’s sports hall of fame. No Heisman Trophy is on his resume’; the endorsement of Bud Wilkinson will have to do. Berry Tramel: Berry can be reached at (405) 760-8080 or at email@example.com. He can be heard Monday through Friday from 4:40-5:20 p.m. on The Sports Animal radio network, including FM-98.1. You can also view his personality page at newsok.com/berrytramel.
Jul 27, 2015
NASCAR veterans Kenny Schrader and Kenny Wallace will compete Tuesday night at the Longdale Speedway, which is on Highway 58 in the northwest corner of Blaine County, between Fairview and Canton. Longdale Speedway runs International Motor Car Association series, and Wallace and Schrader are scheduled to compete against local drivers. And how I know all this is a good story. At least to me. You...
Northwest Oklahoma travelblog: How I made it to Longdale
Berry Tramel | Jul 27, 2015[img width="" height="" style="" render="w620"]3746730[/img] NASCAR veterans Kenny Schrader and Kenny Wallace will compete Tuesday night at the Longdale Speedway, which is on Highway 58 in the northwest corner of Blaine County, between Fairview and Canton. Longdale Speedway runs International Motor Car Association series, and Wallace and Schrader are scheduled to compete against local drivers. And how I know all this is a good story. At least to me. You can learn a lot by getting in your car and getting out of town. A week ago Friday, I took a road trip to a section of Oklahoma I rarely see but always enjoy. The grandfather of our man Jacob Unruh died, and his funeral was in Cherokee, which is about 20 miles east of Alva. We call Jacob “Virgil” for reasons that are a mystery to me, but we think the world of Virgil and wanted to make sure he knew we were thinking of him. So three of us were able to break away to make the 21/2-hour drive to the service. High school editor Darla Smith, sports web editor Erik Horne and myself. We also gave a ride to Virgil’s wife, who is in nursing school, had some business in OKC that morning and needed a ride to meet her husband. So we launched off from Northwest Expressway and away we went. Out to Okarche and onto Highway 81 north through Kingfisher, Dover, Hennessey, Waukomis and Enid. Darla’s a life-long Yukon gal, so she’s been all over the state, but Erik the Red is from Louisiana and hadn’t been past Okarche. So we gave him an educated tour of that region and eventually gave all of us an educated tour of that region. I always build up Okarche and Kingfisher as my favorite small towns in Oklahoma. Okarche as my favorite tiny town — 2,000 or less population — and Kingfisher as my favorite small town. I just love their feel and their pride. Both are well-kept. Cool, old houses. Not a bunch of shabby homes and buildings falling down. Not every place is spit-shine, but no place, home or business, is a dump. At least from what you can see. A few months ago, I went through Davis, down in southern Oklahoma, and was reminded that Davis can give Kingfisher a run for best small town above 2,000 population, but still, Kingfisher is a cool place. And Erik was duly impressed. We built it up, and Kingfisher delivered. Dover has a better setting, with more trees lining the little town, but it’s run down. Hennessey is a solid town but isn’t quite as well maintained. Not much to Waukomis to maintain. Driving through Enid was fun. For such a big place — population in the 50,000 range — I rarely make it up there. We drove past the Plainsmen’s football field, where Lydell Carr and PJ Mills and Austin Box and Clint Chelf starred, and I should have driven Erik the Red over to the downtown area where Mark Price Arena sits. Enid has to have one of the most unique high school basketball coliseums in America. A civic auditorium, named after an NBA star. Enid’s a lot like Ponca City and Bartlesville, other northern Oklahoma towns that once were the headquarters of major oil companies. Phillips in Bartlesville, Conoco in Ponca, Champlin in Enid. All are big versions of Kingfisher. Well-kept. Lots of pride. Lots of history. Good places to live, if you don’t need a metropolitan city. Champlin was closed in 1984, and Enid has found its footing without a major anchor. The guys in the car made fun of me, because I drew a rough map of our trip. I hate following GPS, or even phone maps, because they don’t give you a big picture. I couldn’t find an old-fashioned road map, so I drew one before we left. Darla made fun of it, took a picture of it and put it on FaceBook. Dirty Rotten Scoundrel. Anyway, north of Enid, I had planned to turn west on Highway 45 and go through Carrier, where my pal Richard Mize recently pastored a Congregational Church, and Goltry and Helena, towns which formed a consolidated school. But I missed that turn, so we went on north and then west on U.S. 64. That took us through Jet and Nash, two more towns that long ago consolidated schools. Not much to Jet or Nash, but I remember from the ‘70s, looking at the scores of Jet-Nash and Helena-Goltry. Now, those two schools and four towns have consolidated into one school. The elementary school is in Jet, the high school is in Helena. It’s 20 miles from Nash to Helena, so that’s a fair drive. But it’s the truth of western Oklahoma. Diminishing population, schools trying to survive. My only knock on Timberlake is the name. Where’s the timber? There’s no timber in northwestern Oklahoma. The lake, I sort of get, since the Great Salt Plains Lake sits just north of Jet. But Timberlake is a good name for a school in Little Dixie or Green Country. How about Salt Plains High School? Or Big Sky High School? Oh well. Driving along U.S. 64, you see Great Salt Plains Lake off to the north. At least you think it’s the lake. It might be the shimmering selenite crystals that form part of the shoreline. The saline content is perhaps a quarter that of ocean water, and the crystals are unique to the area. Visitors dig for the crystals, and Oklahoma maintains a state park as part of the lake. It’s a little like Little Sahara, which is one county over from Alfalfa, in Woods County, between Woodward and Alva, and has magnificent sand dunes that attract motorcycle riders. Barren territory that suddenly draws people. Sand dunes, salt lakes. Oklahoma is an interesting place. Anyway, we drove on into Cherokee and found complete charm. Great small town. Some cool old houses. A good-sized grocery store. Some small businesses. A couple of neat churches. Alfalfa County courthouse. And way more trees than you’d expect in northwest Oklahoma. I seemed to remember that Cherokee had a downtown movie theater that famously burned some years ago. We found a storefront that seemed like it could have been the theater, but I couldn’t be sure. I forgot to ask anyone, and I couldn’t find anything on the Internet, so maybe I’m mixed up. Anyway, Cherokee was a great little town. The service at the First Baptist Church was nice. Virgil spoke about his grandfather and did a great job. A men’s quartet sang, and the four men produced beautiful harmony on both “How Great Thou Art” and “It Is Well With My Soul.” First off, you can’t miss with good material. Two of the top five songs of all-time, and I might be short-changing them. Add in quality voices, then touch it off with the endorsement of Jehovah himself, and it was riveting. I’m not kidding around. It started raining a little as we arrived in Cherokee, and it was raining pretty good when we got out of the car. During the service, it started storming. And I swear, when the quartet sang the first verse of “How Great Thou Art,” at the very point when they belted out “I hear the roaring thunder,” the skies boomed with thunder that shook everyone in the sanctuary, both physically and spiritually. It was the darndest thing. We paid our respects to Virgil, then headed out. I was determined to go home a different way, see more stuff, and it didn’t take us long. I went south out of Cherokee and hooked up with Highway 8. I wanted to go through Fairview, a decent-sized town that I had never visited. We went through Cleo Springs, not much there, but north of Fairview, we passed another Oklahoma jewel — Gloss Mountain. We saw in the distance, off to the west, some beautiful mesas. Didn’t know what they were but eventually found out. The Gloss Mountains, sometimes called the Glass Mountains, according to travelok.com, have a high selenite content that mimics a shiny glass exterior. There’s a state park at Gloss Mountain, with hiking trails, and spectacular scenery. Let me promise you. The landscape in northwestern Oklahoma is underrated. Now you know why they call it Fairview. I had never been to the Major County seat, which has a population of about 2,500. But Fairview had a good football program in the 1980s, and I sort of always followed the Yellowjackets. Plus, I had an extra reason for going. A few years ago, at Mike Gundy’s kickoff golf tournament in Stillwater, I ran into a guy I once knew. Todd Smith played football at Norman High, graduating in 1983, and went to OU on a football scholarship. I covered that 1982 Norman team, and I lost track of Todd after that. But there he was at Karsten Creek that day. Turns out he married a Fairview girl and was running his father-in-law’s car dealership in Fairview. The father-in-law was an OSU booster, so here was an ex-Sooner, at the Gundy Invitational. I enjoyed seeing Todd and told him I’d stop in if I ever was in Fairview. And so I was in Fairview. Todd runs Jensen’s Buick-GMC dealership. It’s a great old art deco building, with lots of vintage signs. Alas, Todd was not in the office, so I left him a note and we were on our way. Fairview seemed like a nice place. Not quite up to Kingfisher’s standards, I’d say, but livable. They’ve got a Sonic, a Pizza Hut and a Taco Mayo. Fairview probably is like much of western Oklahoma, in that it is reeling a little from the oil bust after the great oil boom that created a housing shortage. In Cherokee, we saw a sign for dorm-style lodging that could house 60 workers. But until the price of oil bounces back, that demand has weakened. Fairview actually has three car dealerships. Jensen’s Buick-GMC, Eischen’s Chevrolet (don’t know the relationship to the Okarche landmark) and Vinton Baker Ford. Any place with three new car dealers has something going for it. Leaving Fairview, I was going to go east on Highway 58, then jog back south to Okeene, because going south out of Fairview veered west and was out of the way. But before we turned around, I saw a mileage sign. Longdale 13. And my heart leaped. I swear. I try not to be too sentimental. But I got all fired up. Longdale is where my dad coached high school basketball in the 1950s. I had heard him talk about Longdale all my life, but I had never been there. I knew it was close to Canton, and I once thought about trying to go through Longdale on the way home from Colorado, but it was out of the way, and everybody was tired. So I told Darla and Erik the Red. We’re going to Longdale. Longdale High School is long since closed. I think in the ‘70s. The elementary school closed in 1991. My impression of Longdale was as a ghost town. That nobody and nothing would be there anymore. But I was wrong. Longdale still lives. It’s got a population just under 300, with a couple of gas station/convenience stores and quite a few houses. And the gymnasium still stands. The Longdale gym looks like an old WPA project — heck, it is an old WPA project, we found an inscription — but on the north end is painted a huge mural detailing the history of Longdale. The gym is locked up, but it was cool to walk around the place where my dad coached 60 years ago. We snapped a few pictures, then we were on our way. Seems like in the ‘70s, when I was a kid, some guys from Longdale that had played for my dad dropped by the house, the morning of an OU football game. My dad died in 2007; how I wish I had made the trip to Longdale with him. Anyway, back to NASCAR. As we left Longdale, there suddenly appeared a race track. Glittering. New. I’ve passed a bunch of Oklahoma dirt tracks, and none of them stood out like this. We were stunned. We had no idea what it could be or why it would be. But Darla looked it up on that FaceBook machine of hers, and there came the news. Longdale Speedway. Home of regular racing. Hosting Kenny Schrader and Kenny Wallace on July 28. Turns out, Longdale Speedway is thriving with local racers from all over zipping into town to race on most Saturday nights. Our adventure was mostly over. We drove down to Canton, hit Highway 51 and took it east through Okeene, which I had been to recently. I showed Darla and Erik the Red the great spires atop the St. Anthony Catholic Church. You can’t believe it. Looks like something you’d see in Italy. Then we drove south to Watonga, east back to Kingfisher and finally we were backtracking. We stopped in Okarche at the Popcorn Station, a popcorn store that sits on the north side of the road that runs through Okarche and separates Kingfisher and Canadian counties. Eischen’s Bar, home of the world’s greatest fried chicken, actually is in Canadian County. Then it was back down Highway 3, which becomes Northwest Expressway and the city that seems far removed in more than just miles from Cherokee and the Great Salt Plains Lake and art deco Buick dealership and the old gymnasium where my dad coached 60 years ago. Quite an adventure for a summer’s day.
Jul 5, 2015
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — The latest from the Women's World Cup final (all times local):8:32 p.m.U.S. Vice President Joe Biden played the role of fan and teacher while he watched the American victory in the Women's World Cup final.Biden kept a close watch on the United States' 5-2 win over Japan on Sunday, while also explaining the action or discussing the play with his grandson,...
The Latest: VP Biden dotes on grandson as he watches final
By TIM BOOTH, Associated Press | Jul 5, 2015VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — The latest from the Women's World Cup final (all times local): 8:32 p.m. U.S. Vice President Joe Biden played the role of fan and teacher while he watched the American victory in the Women's World Cup final. Biden kept a close watch on the United States' 5-2 win over Japan on Sunday, while also explaining the action or discussing the play with his grandson, Hunter. "Ten minutes, Hunt. Ten minutes," he said as the team inched closer to victory. Biden was asked by a pool reporter if he played soccer as a kid, and he marveled at the growth of the sport. "I played football," he said. "My boys were 5 and 6 and started in a county league. And it went from 50 kids to 600 in three years. I don't even think the high school that I went to had a soccer team." ___ 6:15 p.m. Carli Lloyd has won the Golden Ball as the most outstanding player in the Women's World Cup. Lloyd had a hat trick in the final as the U.S. defeated Japan 5-2 and finished with six goals in the tournament. U.S. goalkeeper Hope Solo won the Golden Gloves award as the top goalkeeper in the tournament. The United States defense was stellar throughout and went 540 minutes between the first match of the group stage and Sunday's final without giving up a goal. Canada's Kadeisha Buchanan won the Best Young Player award and Germany's Celia Sasic won the Golden Boot. ___ 5:51 p.m. The United States has won its third Women's World Cup title and first since 1999 with a 5-2 victory over Japan on Sunday behind a first-half hat trick by Carli Lloyd. The Americans became the first country with three women's titles and got a measure of revenge for their loss in the 2011 final against Japan. Abby Wambach and Christie Rampone, the only player remaining from the 1999 title team, both came on as subs late in what's expected to be their final World Cup appearances. Lloyd scored in the third, sixth and 16th minutes, the last a speculative shot from midfield that beat Japan goalkeeper Ayumi Kaihori. Lloyd scored the fastest hat trick in World Cup history, men's or women's, in the highest scoring Women's World Cup final. Lauren Holiday also scored in the first half and Tobin Heath added a goal in the 54th minute after Japan scored an own goal to cut the deficit to 4-2. ___ 5:36 p.m. Abby Wambach has come on for the United States in what is expected to be her final Women's World Cup appearance. Wambach subbed on in the 79th minute against Japan with the U.S. leading 5-2. Wambach has morphed from being a starter to a late sub off the bench during the tournament, a role that seemed to boost the American attack. Chants of "We want Abby," started around the 65-minute mark. The roar grew when she was called over to the bench in the 75th minute. Wambach isn't the only star making her World Cup farewell. Japan's Homare Sawa came on in the first half. Sawa is playing in her record sixth Women's World Cup. ___ 5:15 p.m. Just when Japan appeared to have a glimmer of hope, Tobin Heath answered back in a hurry for the Americans. Moments after Japan scored on an own goal, Heath scored off a scramble in the penalty area to give the United States a 5-2 lead. Japan had just cut the deficit to 4-2 in the 52nd minute when U.S. defender Julie Johnston's header went past goalkeeper Hope Solo and into the American net. But the U.S. responded briskly with Morgan Brian laying off a pass into the middle of the box where Heath was unmarked. The seven combined goals are the most ever in a Women's World Cup final. ___ 4:50 p.m. Carli Lloyd rewrote the Women's World Cup record book with three goals in the first 16 minutes as the United States took a 4-1 lead at halftime of the final against Japan on Sunday. Lloyd set records for the fastest goal and became the first woman to score a hat trick in the World Cup final. She also was the third American woman to score a hat trick in any World Cup match, joining Michelle Akers and Carin Jennings Gabarra, both of which came during the 1991 tournament. Lloyd's hat trick was the fastest in women's or men's World Cup history. Lloyd is also the first American to score goals in four straight World Cup matches. Lauren Holiday's goal in the 14th minute gave the Americans a 3-0 lead and Lloyd scored from midfield moments later. She also had chances at a fourth and possibly fifth goal during the first half. ___ 4:31 p.m. Japan is on the board with a goal from Yuki Ogimi, cutting its deficit to 4-1 and ending the United States' streak of not allowing a goal at 540 minutes. Ogimi scored just before the half-hour mark in Sunday's Women's World Cup final. She out-positioned Julie Johnston for a cross into the U.S. penalty area and beat American goalkeeper Hope Solo with a left-footed shot. The U.S. had not allowed a goal since the opening match of the tournament against Australia. ___ 4:20 p.m. The rout is on. Carli Lloyd scored her third goal of the first half catching Japan goalkeeper Ayumi Kaihori off her line and scoring from midfield as the United States has taken a 4-0 lead in the first 20 minutes of the Women's World Cup final. Lloyd scored the two fastest goals in Women's World Cup history, scoring twice in the first six minutes of the match. Lauren Holiday scored to give the U.S. a 3-0 lead when she volleyed a shot past Kaihori after a header from Japan defender Azusa Iwashimizu went straight up in the air. Moments later Lloyd took a speculative shot from midfield and completed her hat trick. ___ 4:07 p.m. The United States has taken a 2-0 lead on two goals from captain Carli Lloyd in the first six minutes of the Women's World Cup final against Japan. Lloyd scored in the third minute off a corner kick from Megan Rapinoe that was driven low into the penalty box. Lloyd made a run from outside the box and one-touched the shot past Japan goalkeeper Ayumi Kaihori. Moments later, Lloyd scored again off a scramble in the penalty area in the sixth minute after a free kick from the U.S. just outside the Japan penalty area. __ 3:55 p.m. Abby Wambach hopes the "fairytale-like ending," comes on Sunday for not only herself but her U.S. teammates. In an extended monologue interview with Fox Sports, Wambach says, "I hope this is it, not just for me but this entire group of women." Wambach fought back tears throughout the seven-minute interview that was shown prior to the Women's World Cup final between the U.S. and Japan. Wambach says she's not one to often show a vulnerable side but the days are ticking away for her pro soccer career. "I've had the best life and it's all in total because of the friendships I've made. I've literally grown up on this team and the good, the bad and the ugly my teammates have helped me through it all," Wambach said. Wambach was not in the starting lineup for the U.S., but is expected to be one of the first options off the bench. ___ 3:35 p.m. Jill Ellis has no doubt she's made her dad proud. John Ellis served as a commando in the British Marines, and had a long career as a coach, before moving the family to Virginia when Jill was a young girl. The U.S. coach has relied on her father's advice at the Women's World Cup. Ellis faced criticism early on for the team's stagnant offense. But step by step throughout the tournament, the Americans have come together. Now the United States is in the final facing Japan, the team that beat them four years ago at the World Cup in Germany. Ellis has proven adept at shutting out the noise, saying her dad told her when she got into coaching that "50 percent will be with you and 50 percent will be against you." John Ellis is not in Canada for the final. But the 76-year-old does send his daughter texts reading, "Three deep breaths. Keep going." ___ 3:05 p.m. U.S. Vice President Joe Biden arrived in Vancouver around midday Sunday and met with Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper prior to attending the Women's World Cup final between Japan and the U.S. Biden led a U.S. delegation to the final that included his wife, Dr. Jill Biden, U.S. Ambassador to Canada Bruce Heyman, and two former U.S. soccer stars: Mia Hamm and Cobi Jones. Also traveling with the vice president: three of his grandchildren and President Barack Obama's daughter Sasha, according to a pool report. Jill Biden led the delegation to the final in 2011 in Germany which the U.S. lost to Japan, but her husband was absent from that trip. ___ 2:40 p.m. Japan was reeling in the wake of the destructive tsunami that struck the country in March 2011. Its women's soccer team had a World Cup in Germany to prepare for while the country was trying to rebuild. One of the opposing countries that became critical in helping Japan prepare for that World Cup it eventually won with friendlies and joint practices: The United States. Japan coach Norio Sasaki said before Sunday's final that he was thankful for how the U.S. helped Japanese soccer during a "tough situation." This will be the third straight major final between the countries with Japan winning the World Cup in 2011 and the U.S. winning the Olympic final in 2012. The Japanese women became stars and a rallying point for their country in the wake of the tsunami, but interest in the team has waned in the years since. "If we can win, we can make soccer a part of Japanese culture, not just a fad," Japan captain Aya Miyama said. ___ 2 p.m. Vancouver is awash in the stars and stripes. American fans filled the streets of Vancouver on Sunday ahead of the Women's World Cup final between Japan and the United States. A large number of those fans came from the Pacific Northwest, with easy access from the soccer hotbeds of Seattle and Portland, Oregon. Sounders, Timbers, Seattle Reign and Portland Thorns jerseys were scattered among the crowd of American jerseys with the names "Wambach," ''Leroux" and "Morgan" across the back. But not all were locals. One family riding the train Sunday morning decided to have a family reunion in Vancouver for the final. One part of the family was from Virginia, the other from California. They bought their tickets for the final at halftime of the U.S. semifinal match against Germany when the game was still tied 0-0 in the hopes the U.S. would prevail. They turned out to be right.
Jun 27, 2015
Ogbongbemiga, of Calgary, Alberta, is second cousins with OSU defensive end Emmanuel Ogbah.
OSU football: Cowboys land verbal commitment from Canadian linebacker Amen Ogbongbemiga
By Kyle Fredrickson | Jun 27, 2015Back in the mid-2000s, a pair of second cousins and native Nigerians played street football with a group of young boys in their Houston-area neighborhood. The rules were simple. Two-hand touch on the concrete. Every man for himself on the grass. That’s how Emmanuel Ogbah and Amen Ogbongbemiga developed their love of the game. “I would always play with them, no matter what,” said Ogbongbemiga, the younger cousin. “That was a big part of my childhood.” Now, it appears the duo will reunite on a real playing surface in Stillwater. Ogbongbemiga, a linebacker, verbally committed Saturday to Oklahoma State’s 2016 recruiting class following in the footsteps of Ogbah, the Cowboys’ returning All-Big 12 defensive end. And it was the cousin connection that set the wheels in motion. “(Ogbah) got me the opportunity,” Ogbongbemiga said. “He told his coaches, ‘This guy is the real deal.’” Although they share common roots, Ogbongbemiga’s path to OSU featured a unique twist. One year before Ogbah graduated from George Bush High School in 2012, Ogbongbemiga’s family relocated to Canada (Calgary, Alberta). He tallied 104 tackles, four forced fumbles and three sacks as a junior last season to lead Notre Dame High School to its third-straight Provincial Tier 1 Championship — on a Canadian field that measured 65 yards from sideline-to-sideline, more than 10 longer than NCAA specifications, against lesser competition compared to the Texas prep powerhouses Ogbah and many other Cowboys faced. “It could be an advantage and a disadvantage,” Ogbongbemiga said. “In Canada, you’ve got to be more of a sideline-to-sideline runner. In America, you’ve got to get downhill. But football is football, no matter where you’re at.” His high school coach, Dave Diluzio, says Ogbongbemiga might be the first player from Calgary to play at a NCAA Division-I program in at least 10 years. Ogbongbemiga also held a scholarship offer from Nevada and received interest from Notre Dame, Rice, Ohio and others. “It’s obviously a tremendous feat for him,” said Diluzio. “I think it’s going to be a seamless transition, just because he’s a good competitor. His athleticism is really going to help him. He’s so multifaceted. Because of his football IQ, we were able to do a lot of unique things on defense.” Ogbongbemiga, 6-foot-1 and 208 pounds, is no stranger to making adjustments. He currently plays MAC linebacker, a position that requires quick thinking on the fly. But a stronger example is simply his life journey. Ogbongbemiga was born in Nigeria and moved the U.S. when he was just four. Eight years later, he left for Calgary. And in about 12 months, he plans on being back in the states. “He’s definitely wise beyond his years,” Diluzio said. “We obviously have a lot of immigrants in Canada, but we’re at a point now where it’s a lot of second and third generation people coming to our country. For him to do that move twice, from Nigeria to the US and from the US to Canada, it’s really made him mature.” Added Ogbongbemiga: “It shows me the diversity of the world and how different cultures are in different places. I’m not so narrow minded about anyone now.” Any transition concerns clearly weren’t an issue for OSU defensive coordinator Glenn Spencer. After Ogbah notified the coaching staff of Ogbongbemiga’s talent, he flew in for a summer camp. On June 14, he received a scholarship offer. “I had to go to a camp and I had to work hard to get that scholarship offer,” said Ogbongbemiga. “Once I got it, I kind of knew where I was going … Coach Spencer is a great guy. He told me that I’m going to have to work hard. It’s not just going to be a walk in the park.” As OSU fans learn more about Ogbongbemiga, who has an older brother and sister, one question remains. How did he get the name Amen? He explains. “It’s actually a funny story,” Ogbongbemiga said. “I was named that because my mom and dad wanted me to be the last child. Like, ‘Amen, I’m done.’ Turns out, I am the last child.”
Certain chemicals in marijuana may kill cancer cells, shrink tumors and prevent the formation of blood vessels that feed tumors.That’s the National Cancer Institute reporting findings from preclinical trials — the kind of research that typically leads to more in-depth testing.But nearly a half-century ago the folks who write the checks for the cancer institute — the U.S. government — proclaimed...
U.S. policy keeps medical marijuana research funding low
Donald Bradley, Associated Press | Jun 9, 2015Certain chemicals in marijuana may kill cancer cells, shrink tumors and prevent the formation of blood vessels that feed tumors. That’s the National Cancer Institute reporting findings from preclinical trials — the kind of research that typically leads to more in-depth testing. But nearly a half-century ago the folks who write the checks for the cancer institute — the U.S. government — proclaimed marijuana a stoner-only drug and stamped it Schedule I, lumping it with heroin and LSD. That early war-on-drugs salvo cut the world’s biggest funder out of medical marijuana research. Had the U.S. cut checks back then to turn the big research labs loose we might know by now that marijuana is nothing more than a good buzz, as promising as the smoke that spills out of Jeff Spicoli’s van. Or, who knows? Marijuana-based drugs could be improving lives today. Maybe even saving some. Because while America was just saying no, research — much of it from other countries — has shown that marijuana derivatives called cannabinoids and cannabidiol can trigger the body’s natural defenses to fight things such as cancer, Alzheimer’s, multiple sclerosis, diabetes, Crohn’s disease and epilepsy. A Canadian study concluded cannabis reduced pain and improved sleep for sufferers of neuropathic pain. NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell announced the league is monitoring research being done in Israel on marijuana being used to treat traumatic brain injury. Health organizations, such as the American Cancer Society, increasingly say the Schedule I label stands in the way of scientific research. But the federal government continues to stick to its Nixon-era stance — even when calls for change come from its own agencies. “That’s my definition of chaos,” said J. Michael Bostwick, a psychiatrist at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., and author of “Blurred Boundaries: The Therapeutics and Politics of Medical Marijuana.” “The federal government needs to change its position so this research can take place,” Bostwick said. So it’s a catch-22: marijuana being on the Schedule I list impedes research that could show it doesn’t belong there. Medical marijuana as treatment Who can change this? That’s another fight. Earlier this year, then-U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder called on Congress to do it. Rep. Steve Cohen, a Tennessee Democrat, quickly reminded Holder that the attorney general already had the authority to reclassify marijuana. The easiest route would be for the Drug Enforcement Administration to act. But in 2011, the agency rejected a petition, filed nearly a decade before, to do so after hearing opposition from the Department of Health and Human Services. It appears now that change could come from Congress, where bills have been introduced in both the House and Senate. In March, Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky, a Republican presidential candidate with a libertarian bent, joined Democratic Sens. Kirsten Gillibrand of New York and Corey Booker of New Jersey in introducing legislation that would change marijuana to a Schedule II drug. That would mean the federal government recognizes its medical value but that the drug can be abused, much like prescription opiates. The 23 states that have approved medical marijuana would also be protected from federal intervention. The Obama Administration has made it clear that it would let those states play by their own rules. But his successor is not obligated to do likewise. More states could soon join the 23 — even deep-red places like Kansas and Missouri are taking a look. Pot bills went further in Kansas this year than they ever have. Missouri last year passed a Republican-pushed bill legalizing a low-THC cannabidiol for treatment of severe epileptic seizures. There’s still plenty of opposition. Opponents typically argue that conventional drugs are safer and that “medical marijuana” is simply an incremental ploy to get recreational pot. Indeed, in California and elsewhere it’s become common for doctors to set up shop in or next to dispensaries specifically to diagnose dubious conditions like pain from old high school football injuries. “You’re not seeing a lot of medical support for marijuana and these state legislatures are giving pot a free rein,” said Eric Voth, a Topeka physician and longtime marijuana opponent who heads the Institute on Global Drug Policy and speaks on behalf of the national Drug Free America. A common volley from advocates is that doctors who oppose marijuana research are probably trying to protect the prescription drug business. But if the government should loosen its grip, Mahmoud A. ElSohly would instantly become the country’s best-known pot farmer. He’s got 12 acres up and growing in the middle of campus at the University of Mississippi in Oxford, where the spring has been warm and rainy. A scientist and professor, ElSohly heads the federal government’s marijuana patch. His crop is where any research project approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration would get its plants. An Overland Park man with ALS, or Lou Gehrig’s Diesease, said legalization of marijuana for medical purposes is long overdue. He’s 55, father of five and grandfather of six, and uses marijuana to help with pain and spasticity. He splits his time at a second home in Colorado where marijuana is legal. “I used to take 30 to 50 pills a day — OxyContin, oxycodone, hydrocodone,” said the man, who asked that his name not be used. “Now I’m down to zero and not zoned-out on opiates all the time.” Cannabis chemistry So these cannabinoids and cannabidiol (CBD) — what do they do? Scientists say humans have a unique communication system in the brain. When receptors are triggered by cannabinoids, they transmit signals throughout the body. This “endocannabinoid system” provides the infrastructure for marijuana’s effect on humans Sometimes that’s simply the euphoric feeling of getting high. But researchers increasingly find that those chemical charges may go through the body and kill cancer cells, ease neuropathic pain, calm seizures from epilepsy, help control blood sugar, relieve glaucoma’s intraocular pressure and perform a host of other benefits. All this has changed minds — perhaps most famously Sanjay Gupta, CNN’s chief medical correspondent and a neurosurgeon. For years an opponent of medical marijuana, Gupta in August of 2013 apologized for misleading the country. “We have been terribly and systematically misled for nearly 70 years in the United States, and I apologize for my own role in that,” he said. The new information has also led to a changed political climate in which polls now show most Americans favoring legalization of marijuana. The findings prompt even longtime marijuana opponents to acknowledge their promise. Voth says that something called “Charlotte’s Web,” a cannabidiol with little of the buzz component of marijuana, appears to be effective in treating children with epilepsy. But he and others reject many other claims about marijuana. In December, Samuel T. Wilkinson at Yale University’s School of Medicine released a study that showed treatment of PTSD suffered when patients smoke marijuana, although some patients swear by it. Wilkinson previously released a paper that linked marijuana use to schizophrenia. And while the American Glaucoma Society says that marijuana eases intraocular pressure, the relief lasts only three hours. So patients need to smoke several times a day. The society advises against marijuana use as a treatment. Hard to imagine the FDA would ever approve “crude marijuana” — joints and bong hits that put smoke in the lungs. But derivatives can come in many smokeless forms where the components and dosages can be better controlled. That said, many patients would say don’t cut short the healing power of a good doobie. Here’s a summary of other research: Multiple sclerosis The Multiple Sclerosis Society says studies suggest that a marijuana extract, usually administered in a spray beneath the tongue, may lessen symptoms of spasticity, pain related to spasticity and frequent urination. But a clinical trial in Great Britain provided unclear results. An instrument used to measure spasticity showed little improvement even as participants reported, anecdotally, improved spasticity and less pain. “In other words,” the study said, “participants reported feeling improvements that could not be confirmed by the study physicians.” John Zajicek, a professor at Plymouth University Peninsula Schools of Medicine and Dentistry, led a study to evaluate oral cannabis extract in treating 400 patients. Results showed stiffness lessened by twofold in the group taking the marijuana compared to the placebo. Improvements were also noted in body pain, spasms and sleep quality. The American Academy of Neurology recognizes the potential, but does not support legalization of marijuana treatment. Epilepsy There’s been a migration of parents to treating their children with marijuana. The poster child for this movement was Charlotte Figi, a toddler who suffered Dravet Syndrome, a genetic disorder that can cause epilepsy. “If I were Charlotte Figi’s parents and lived in Colorado, I would have done exactly what they did,” Orrin Devinsky, a professor of neurology and neurosurgery, and director of the Comprehensive Epilepsy Center at New York University, says on the Epilepsy Foundation’s website. In 2013, researchers in the neurology department at Stanford University released a survey of 19 parents who opted for cannabis to treat a child’s seizures. These parents, on average, had previously tried 12 approved anti-epileptic drugs with little or no satisfaction. Sixteen, or 84 percent, reported reduction in their childen’s seizure frequency while taking CBD. Two said their child became seizure-free with eight reporting a greater than 80 percent improvement. “Parents,” researchers wrote, “report a high rate of success in reducing seizure frequency with this treatment. We can not verify the doses or the children’s response to cannabis. Nonetheless, the overall positive results on seizure control suggest that further studies are warranted.” Cancer The National Cancer Institute says preclinical trials on mice suggest cannabinoids may inhibit tumor growth and block the development of blood vessels that feed tumors. Studies also show that cannabinoids may protect against inflammation of the colon and may reduce the risk of colon cancer. Another study, on mice, showed that a compound called delta-9-THC killed the cells in liver cancer and may have the same effect on lung cancer and breast cancer cells. A laboratory study of cannabidiol in estrogen cells showed that it caused cancer cell death while leaving normal cells alone. Despite advances in pharmacology, vomiting and nausea associated with chemotherapy remain a distressing part of cancer treatment. Trials show that patients experience less of those effects with marijuana derivatives and smoked marijuana. Still, the cancer institute and the American Cancer Society say more proof is needed before they recommend marijuana. Crohn’s disease A prospective trial at Meir Medical Center in Israel showed complete remission in five of 11 patients suffering Crohn’s disease who were given cannabis twice daily. Authors of the study said it had been reported for years that marijuana lessened painful symptoms of the inflammatory bowel disease, but the finding had not been proven in a controlled trial. The study compared 21 patients who did not respond to conventional treatment. Half were given marijuana cigarettes. The other half were given a placebo — marijuana cigarettes with the THC removed. The results, published in Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology, showed improvement in the cannabis group. Those subjects also reported improved sleep and appetite. Alzheimer’s disease In findings published in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease, researchers at the University of South Florida say delta-9 THC may prevent the abnormal production of amyloid beta, the culprit found in most aging brains that may cause the disease. “Also, the low concentrations of THC enhance mitrochondrial function, which is needed to supply energy to a healthy brain,” said Chuanhai Cao, a neuroscientist at the Byrd Alzheimer’s Institute and USF’s college of pharmacy. “This shows great potential.” Old cure To all of this, William Brook O’Shaughnessy might say, “Well, yeah.” O’Shaughnessy, born in 1809, was an Irish physician famous for his early work in India using cannabis to treat rheumatism, infant convulsions and chronic pain. He is widely considered the man who introduced marijuana into modern medicine. Who knows, without him, two cannabinoids — dronabinol and nabilone — approved by the FDA may not be in use today. Advocates are pushing for more and they are not buying the argument that marijuana can be dangerous and abused. Look at the prescription opiates, such as OxyContin, that are not only addictive but blamed for many deaths, they say. Ethan Nadelmann, executive director of the Drug Policy Alliance, said the argument against marijuana as medicine is a combination of politics and business — “It’s not a medicine if it’s not made by pharmaceutical companies or approved by the FDA.” As for his organization’s work, he said: “We’re not doing this because we’re pro-marijuana. We are pro-responsible drug policy.” At this point, even Eric Voth thinks change is coming. “There is tremendous pressure out there for medical marijuana,” Voth said. “So no, I won’t be surprised when it happens.” To reach Donald Bradley, call 816-234-4182 or send email to firstname.lastname@example.org. ——— ©2015 The Kansas City Star (Kansas City, Mo.) 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Jun 6, 2015
Current ESPN radio personality honored as an ‘Outstanding American’
Former NFL player Mike Golic inducted into the National Wrestling Hall of Fame
By Nathan Ruiz, Staff Writer | Jun 6, 2015Mike Golic grew up in Buckeye country, but from the age of 11, his heart belonged to Notre Dame. Golic played football for four years and wrestled for two for the Fighting Irish before an eight-year NFL career with the Houston Oilers, Philadelphia Eagles and Miami Dolphins. After he retired, he joined ESPN, eventually forming the notable “Mike and Mike” morning radio show with Mike Greenberg. The pair has now been together for 16 years. This weekend, Golic was inducted into the National Wrestling Hall of Fame in Stillwater as an honorary “Outstanding American.” In his rise from a boy in Ohio, to NFL player, to ESPN personality, his biggest influence was not only on the field, but also in his home: his father, Bob, a former Canadian Football League player, who died in 2013. I was never one that looked up to pro athletes. I always looked up to my dad. I tell kids that, as well. Instead of looking up to an athlete that can you can see on the field but you don’t really know as a person, find someone closer to you, someone that you know as a person. My dad was always, always my role model in the way he conducted himself both on the field of play and coaching us, and then certainly as a husband and a father. More and more, I hear my wife or my kids say, “You’re just like your father.” You joke about that as you get older, that you turn into your parents, or for me, my father, but I couldn’t think of a better compliment. I’ll catch myself with his mannerisms or using a line that he used, but I’m happy to because I think he was a great role model. My parents really stressed education with us. You knew you had to make times for your studies because if you didn’t have your grades where they needed to be, you weren’t going to play sports. You definitely learned to manage your time. That’s one thing I think sports gives you, the ability to manage your time. I think if you look at most athletes, a lot of times they have their best grades during their sports. Now, going to college, it’d be one sport, but a lot of times, you have your best grades during that sport because your time is so managed for you, where free time can be the enemy a little bit at times in the offseason. At all the places that offered me, I made sure when I talked to the coaches, that they were OK with me wrestling as well. I would miss some of the wrestling season, obviously, but then when I would wrestle, that would be during winter workouts, but all you had to do was tell a coach “Come watch my wrestling practice, and you know I’m getting just as good or a better workout going to wrestling practice.” It wasn’t an issue with any of them that I was able to do that as well. I was doing a sport and I was staying in shape and I loved it. My brother Bob had gone (to Notre Dame) in ’75. I was only 11 years old. When you’re from Ohio and you’re highly recruited like we were and you don’t go to Ohio State, you’re kind of shunned or looked upon as a traitor, so my brother was first in that. When I was 11 and I’d go there, I got to meet some of those guys. They seemed like giant heroes to me when I was 11 years old and 12 years old and going to Notre Dame. My brother Greg is just a year and a half older than me and one grade up from me, so he went to Notre Dame as well. When he went there and I’d go to see him when I was senior in high school, now all those athletes that seemed like big sports gods to me when I was 11, now I looked at them and I said, ‘I could be one of them.’ I got to see Notre Dame in a couple of different lights. I know everybody has an allegiance and loves their school, and I’m no different. I’ll bleed blue and gold for the rest of my life. I only wrestled my sophomore and junior year. Freshman year, I still needed to gain more weight, so after the football season, I really just concentrated on lifting a lot to gain some weight. Senior year, there was nothing I could do – I had to prepare for the draft. I had to go to the combine and do all that. It was hard, but I was doing it to achieve a goal of making it to the NFL, something I knew I wanted to do at that point. It wasn’t like I could go on to anything else wrestling-wise, and football-wise, you could. So because I was focused so much on that goal, wrestling I knew wasn’t part of it, but I certainly miss wrestling. I loved wrestling easily just as much as football, no doubt about it. I was always one of those, again, from my father, when you’re a young person going into a situation where older people are there with experience, it’s keep your mouth shut and your eyes and your ears open. You learn from them, and that’s what I did. I got drafted by the Houston Oilers, and I was playing D-line and their nose tackle, Mike Stensrud was his name, had been playing for a while. He was very, very good to me in taking me under his wing. I watched him, how he acted as a professional and how he handled practice and how he did what he did. He was very good with showing me how to be a professional football player. I wish more players would do that. I think in this day and age, unfortunately, too many players come into a sport thinking they know more than they really do. Reggie White, I believe, was the best. God rest his soul. I think he was the greatest defensive end to ever play the game. I know others may disagree, but certainly, as we like to put it, in the team picture. There’s just a few, but I would have him right there, without a doubt. Now, I say, ‘Without a doubt.’ If you asked, “Who I played the most with as the greatest player?” it’d be Reggie. But I can’t say, ‘Without a doubt,” because I played with another guy, but only for one year. My last year in Miami, I played with Dan Marino, and obviously, Dan’s pretty darn good as well. But Reggie, I played with him for six years. I played with him a little longer. Randall Cunningham, our quarterback (with the Eagles), had a show, and I did a little segment called Golic’s Got it, which was kind of a humoristic look at our upcoming opponent. Like, if we were going to play the Cleveland Browns, I would go to a dog pound since that’s what they were known for. I’d mess around with dogs, just kind of a funny thing. Right place, right time. It won a mid-regional Emmy for that goofy stuff. I guess ESPN took notice of that and asked me in the offseason if I wouldn’t mind coming in and doing some things for them, so I did. I basically started a relationship with them while I was still playing. Then, when I was done playing, I did some different pieces for ‘em. I started calling college games for ESPN and for ABC, and then one thing led to another, and all of a sudden, I’m doing a national radio show for 16 years. It certainly worked out pretty well. I met Greeny literally five minutes before (a show). It wasn’t even his job. He was just filling in for a day. I never knew him, and I didn’t know who he was. I just remembered — he is what he is. He’s a fan. He was never really an athlete, but he’s incredibly smart. He went to Northwestern, the Medill School of Journalism. He’s incredibly smart and incredibly good at what he does. But we were opposites. One thing I probably thought when I met him is, ‘We are really opposite.’ There’s no doubt about that. I loved wrestling easily as much as I loved football, so to be recognized at all by the Wrestling Hall of Fame is just fantastic. Listen, I would be lying if I didn’t say I’d love to be going in the Wrestling Hall of Fame as like a two-time national champ, one loss in my college wrestling career, but I’m not. I wasn’t that type of wrestler, but I always loved wrestling. And any time I could, I talked about wrestling, and any time I could help the sport, I would help the sport. I’ll always stay close to it. When they told me that they were going to recognize me for this, I was completely humbled that they would think enough of me to put me in the Hall of Fame.
Jun 2, 2015
A number of vintage television programs dominate new DVD releases this week, including complete-series sets of “The Saint” and “The Nanny.”
Vintage TV series dominate new DVD releases this week
Chris Hicks, Deseret News | Jun 2, 2015Roger Moore as “The Saint” and Fran Drescher as “The Nanny” lead the new DVD releases of television series, which are dominated by vintage programs from the 1960s, ’70s, ’80s and ’90s. “The Saint: The Complete Series” (Timeless/itv/DVD, 1962-69, b/w and color, 33 discs, 118 episodes, audio commentaries). Roger Moore warmed up to his 1970s and ’80s role as James Bond with this amusing British series based on the Leslie Charteris novels about the suave womanizing thief Simon Templar, who prides himself on stealing from rich criminals. Nicknamed “The Saint,” Templar is often described as a sort of Robin Hood, though as far as I can see he keeps all the money for himself. He also helps the dogged Inspector Teal (Ivor Dean) put the crooks he robs behind bars, though Teal would love to put Templar there as well. Later episodes take on more of a “spy” vibe in this engaging adventure series that has Templar globetrotting through exotic locations, with the first 71 episodes in black and white, and the remaining 47 in color. One episode has a gag about Templar being mistaken for James Bond, and Lois Maxwell, who played Miss Moneypenny in the Bond films, guests in two episodes. Other guests include “Bond girls” Shirley Eaton and Honor Blackman, as well as Julie Christie, Edward Woodward, Donald Sutherland, Oliver Reed, Samantha Eggar and Jean Marsh. “The Nanny: The Complete Series” (Shout!/Sony/DVD, 1993-99, 19 discs, 146 episodes, audio commentaries, featurettes). Fran Drescher stars in this popular sitcom as Fran Fine, the pushy, nasal-voiced but charming title character, who falls into the job of caring for the three children of a widowed British Broadway producer (Charles Shaughnessy), ingratiating herself into high society with street smarts and blunt honesty. A surprising roster of guest stars includes Elizabeth Taylor, Bette Midler, David Letterman, Jane Seymour, Dan Aykroyd, Rita Moreno, Ben Vereen, Bob Barker, Hugh Grant, Donald O’Connor, Joan Collins, Jay Leno, Jon Stewart, Roseanne, Celine Dion, Elton John, Chevy Chase, Ray Romano and Whoopi Goldberg. “Hill Street Blues: Season Five” (Shout!/DVD, 1984-85, five discs, 23 episodes). This early series from Stephen Bochco (“NYPD Blue,” “L.A. Law”) is a first-rate ensemble look at the lives and cases of officers in an urban police precinct, with stories that mix high drama, tragedy and comedy. Daniel J. Travanti and Veronica Hamel lead the cast. “The Wonder Years: Season Three” (StarVista/DVD, 1989-90, four discs, 17 episodes, featurettes). Aimed at baby boomers that grew up in the 1960s, this half-hour comedy-drama set in ’60s suburbia follows the ups and downs of teenager Kevin Arnold (Fred Savage, with Daniel Stern providing the adult Arnold’s narration). This season has Kevin in the eighth grade with episodes about football, a school play and, of course, teenage crushes. “Welcome Back, Kotter: The Complete Third Season” (Shout!/DVD, 1977-78, four discs, 27 episodes). Very broad sitcom stars Gabe Kaplan as Gabe Kotter, a high school teacher at the Brooklyn school he attended, helping remedial students known as “sweathogs,” with John Travolta chief among them. This season has Gabe and his wife Julie (Marcia Strassman) becoming parents to twins. “Major Crimes: The Complete Third Season” (Warner/TNT/DVD, 2014-15, four discs, 19 episodes, deleted scenes, bloopers). A spinoff of “The Closer,” this police procedural stars Mary McDonnell (“Dances With Wolves,” “Battlestar Galactica”) as the head of LAPD’s (fictional) Major Crimes Division. This season sees the return of Tom Berenger as the chief’s husband. (Season 4 begins June 8.) “Murdoch Mysteries: The Movies” (Acorn/DVD, 2004-05, three discs, three movies). Three Canadian TV movies that predate the “Murdoch Mysteries” series about an 1890s Toronto detective using then-new forensic science, with the characters played by different actors. Peter Outerbridge is Murdoch and Colm Meaney, a regular on two “Star Trek” series, is his boss, Brackenreid. “Sons of Liberty” (History/Lionsgate/Blu-ray/DVD/Digital, 2015, two discs, three episodes, featurettes). This five-hour miniseries fictionalizes the early events of the American Revolution that led to the title group becoming activists in the fight to achieve freedom for the colonies from British rule. “Ray Donovan: Season Two” (Showtime/CBS/Blu-ray/DVD, 2014, four discs, 12 episodes, audio commentaries, featurettes). The title character is a Los Angeles-based Hollywood fixer played with intensity by Liev Schreiber. This season his ex-con father (Jon Voight) is causing problems and his wife and children are slipping away. Guests include Ann-Margret, Elliott Gould, Sherilyn Fenn and Hank Azaria. (Beware of Showtime’s usual R-rated excesses.) “Hello Ladies: The Complete Series and Movie” (HBO/DVD, 2013, three discs, eight episodes, TV movie, deleted scenes, featurette). Raunchy HBO sitcom starring British comic Stephen Merchant and based on his stand-up comedy routines about being an English bachelor in Los Angeles trying to find Ms. Right. Includes the TV-movie that came after the series was canceled. (Nicole Kidman has a cameo in the movie.) “Jurassic: Monsters of the Deep” (BBC/DVD, 2015). Zoologist Nigel Marven leads a documentary crew (along with computer-graphic re-creations) to explore underwater life from seven of the world’s time periods. From the folks who created “Walking With Dinosaurs.” “Max & Ruby: Sharing & Caring” (Nickelodeon/Paramount/DVD, 2012, four episodes). Four episodes, each with three stories, gleaned from this popular animated series for preschoolers, with lessons on kindness and listening, among other social skills.
SANTA CLARA, Calif. — Fortunately Arik Armstead has broader shoulders than most.When the 49ers’ first-round pick begins his NFL journey this fall, the 6-foot-7, 292-pound defensive end will also be living out the football dreams of his older brother, who saw his promising career cut short by health issues last summer.“I idolized him and wanted to grow up and be like him someday,” Arik, 21, said...
49ers’ Armstead living out NFL dream for brother, too
By Jimmy Durkin, Associated Press | May 17, 2015SANTA CLARA, Calif. — Fortunately Arik Armstead has broader shoulders than most. When the 49ers’ first-round pick begins his NFL journey this fall, the 6-foot-7, 292-pound defensive end will also be living out the football dreams of his older brother, who saw his promising career cut short by health issues last summer. “I idolized him and wanted to grow up and be like him someday,” Arik, 21, said of Armond Armstead, 24. An All-American and four-star recruit in high school, Armond was a contributor from the moment he stepped on the USC campus in 2008. Also a defensive lineman, Armond was a starter by his sophomore year with the Trojans, but two heart attacks by age 23 ended his NFL aspirations. “God had a different plan for Armond,” said their father Guss Armstead. “I think part of Arik’s drive is to make his brother proud and continue to grow as a player and carry on that legacy.” Before Arik rose to stardom at Oregon or Pleasant Grove High in Elk Grove, he was the kid brother who Armond said was “always happy and ready to play.” He tagged along on his brother’s recruiting trips, hoping to follow in Armond’s footsteps. Now the roles are reversed a bit. Armond joined Arik in San Diego for his pre-draft preparations and has dedicated much of his time to his younger brother. “He wants to take the time he has and pour that into his brother,” Guss Armstead said. Joe Cattolico, who coached both brothers at Pleasant Grove, says that brotherly connection will push both of them to success. “I think he feels like he’s getting to do some of the things that his brother was kept from doing and I think he’ll use that as a positive,” Cattolico said of Arik. “His brother’s going to be a very successful person in life as well, he’s just going to be doing it in different avenues.” Last month, Armond reached an undisclosed settlement with USC after suing the school, alleging its use of pain-killing drugs led to his heart issues and cost him a potentially lucrative career. He suffered his first heart attack while at USC in 2011 and wasn’t medically cleared to play his senior year. He went undrafted and spent a year in the Canadian Football League to prove his worth—and his health. He was an all-star for the Toronto Argonauts and part of a Grey Cup championship team. That caught the eye of the New England Patriots, who signed him after that season. But Armond’s health issues resurfaced. He underwent surgery to repair a hole in his heart, and a subsequent infection caused him to miss the 2013 season. After suffering a second heart attack, he decided it was time to retire in July 2014 at age 23. Armond said he’s in good health now and had no issues working out with his brother during his pre-draft preparations. He’s researching graduate schools while serving an internship with a housing development company in Sacramento, but prefers to keep the attention steered toward Arik. “It’s not really about me,” Armond said. “I’m just excited for him more than anything and proud of him to be able to come this far.” In Arik, Armond sees “a bigger version of all the skill sets that I have.” Arik has two inches on Armond’s 6-5 build and room to exceed his last playing weight of 305 pounds. “It’s funny to say with somebody the size that he is and the maturity that he is, but he’s a baby,” Cattolico said of Arik. “He’s got some growing and some physical maturing to do.” Both brothers played basketball throughout high school and Arik extended that into his first two years at Oregon. That’s not a surprise considering their father’s background. Guss Armstead played basketball at Sacramento State, coached briefly and now runs 2 The Hoop Basketball Services. He’s trained NBA players such as Warriors’ center Festus Ezeli, New Orleans Pelicans’ forward Ryan Anderson and Los Angeles Clippers’ forward Matt Barnes. “Arik was the kid that was, ‘Dad, if you’ve got a 7 o’clock workout, wake me up because I want to go’,” Guss said. “He was always the guy that was attached to my hip.” Cattolico witnessed that work ethic from both Arik and Armond and easily raves about the entire Armstead family, which were among the first people he met when he moved to Elk Grove to begin coaching at Pleasant Grove. “This is reflective of his whole family, but Arik’s one of the best young people I’ve ever been around in 20 years of high school education,” Cattolico said. The brothers share the same qualities of toughness. Armond played through a shoulder injury at USC, possibly to his detriment considering the potential affects the pain-killer Toradol had on him. (His lawsuit alleged his heart attack was caused by being overtreated with the drug and he was not told of its FDA warnings of cardiovascular risk). Arik played with an ankle injury at times last year at Oregon and, as a high school senior, played 13 games with an injured shoulder. “He could’ve shut it down and gotten healthy for college,” Cattolico said. “But he knew it made a big difference to his teammates and to the program in general.” That type of dedication to others is one way these brothers remain connected. If Armond still struggles with his own loss of football, he doesn’t show it. Big brother is too busy admiring how little brother has taken advantage of his talent through smart choices and hard work. “For it all to come together for him,” Armond said, “it’s really exciting to see.” ——— ©2015 San Jose Mercury News (San Jose, Calif.) 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Your daily look at news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today.CANADIAN DIPLOMAT'S TEENAGE SON DUE IN MIAMI COURT IN MURDER CASEThe 15-year-old son of a Canadian diplomat is making his first appearance in adult court on murder charges in a drug-related shootout that killed his older brother. The attorney for Marc Wabafiyebazu says his client will plead not guilty to...
5 Things to Know in Florida for April 20
By The Associated Press, Associated Press | Apr 20, 2015Your daily look at news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today. CANADIAN DIPLOMAT'S TEENAGE SON DUE IN MIAMI COURT IN MURDER CASE The 15-year-old son of a Canadian diplomat is making his first appearance in adult court on murder charges in a drug-related shootout that killed his older brother. The attorney for Marc Wabafiyebazu says his client will plead not guilty to felony murder, attempted murder and other charges. Wabafiyebazu is due in a Miami courtroom Monday morning after his indictment on adult charges by a grand jury. Wabafiyebazu's brother was fatally shot in a March 30 confrontation over a marijuana deal that also left a 17-year-old dead. FLORIDA FOOTBALL PLAYER ARRESTED FOR ARMED ROBBERY A University of Florida redshirt freshman football player faces charges after a robbery at a Gainesville apartment. Police say Jerald Christopher "J.C." Jackson of Immokalee entered an acquaintance's apartment Saturday with two men. Police say Jackson left but the others stayed. One allegedly pulled out a gun, and police say they took two video game consoles and $382 from the apartment's three residents. Jackson was booked into the Alachua County jail Sunday on a charge of robbery with a firearm. He was held on $150,000 bond. CRUISE SHIP SPENDING ACCOUNTED FOR $7.3 BILLION IN FLORIDA IN 2013 A business-oriented research group says the 9 million cruise passengers that came through Florida in 2013 accounted for $7.3 billion in direct spending. Florida TaxWatch says the state is responsible for more than a third of all cruise-industry direct spending in the United States. They also say Florida accounts for more than half the U.S.-based cruise-ship employment. MIAMI-DADE EX-DETECTIVE GUILTY OF PROTECTING POT RING A former Miami-Dade County police detective is facing a minimum of five years in federal prison after pleading guilty to providing protection for a violent marijuana operation. U.S. District Judge Robert Scola is scheduled to sentence 45-year-old Roderick Silva in July. The conspiracy aiding and abetting conviction carries a maximum 40-year sentence. Silva is the 21st defendant convicted in the long-running investigation involving Miami's notorious Santiesteban family. Investigators say the clan operated 20 indoor marijuana grow houses that produced millions of dollars in drug distribution profits. BUCHHOLZ HIGH SCHOOL WINS 11th STRAIGHT MAT TITLE The Buchholz High School math team broke a state record at a two-day competition in Orlando. They won their 11th straight championship at the competition. Some 60 schools from around Florida sent about 1,300 students to compete in the event which began on Friday. The Buchholz team won each of the three divisions. Coach Will Frazer told The Gainesville Sun there were about 30 to 40 individual competition in the three divisions that included pre-calculus, calculus and algebra. The team got $1,000 for each division it won.
Apr 12, 2015
Executive Q&A: Phillips Murrah Director Tim Kline was helping his dad teach a bankruptcy law course at Oklahoma City University when Penn Square Bank collapsed in July 1982. He and his father — the late David A. Kline Jr., an experienced bankruptcy judge who’d helped promote the 1978 Bankruptcy Reform Act — subsequently went into practice together.
Executive Q&A: Penn Square Bank collapse sparks counselor's career in bankruptcy law
By Paula Burkes, Business Writer | Apr 12, 2015The morning of the 1982 Penn Square Bank collapse, Phillips Murrah Director Tim Kline — then a young general litigation attorney — was asked by his firm to call on Oklahoma City oilman Carl Swan, who was a director of the bank. “It was the Monday following the July 4th weekend, and I was supposed to be off,” said Kline, who remembers he wasn’t too happy about the assignment. In their meeting, Kline asked Swan if the bank was OK and Swan, in his notorious gruff manner, reported that it was; that the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation agreed to capitalize millions more and give the bank more time, he said. But when Kline arrived home and flipped on his TV, he learned the FDIC had pulled the plug on Penn Square Bank. The infamous bankruptcy is what sparked a nearly 33-year career in bankruptcy law for Kline, whose late father and former Assistant U.S. Attorney David A. Kline Jr. served 14 years as a bankruptcy judge. At the time of the collapse, Kline was helping his dad teach a bankruptcy law course at Oklahoma City University — largely on the 1978 Bankruptcy Reform Act, which the senior Kline had helped promote. Tim Kline never intended to go into bankruptcy law but, following the oil bust, circumstances unfolded that way, he said. With so much demand for bankruptcy work, his dad left the bench and they formed Kline & Kline in February 1983, where they worked together for more than 25 years. Kline in 2011 joined Phillips Murrah, where he continues to specialize in bankruptcy law. From his offices on the 13th floor of the Corporate Tower, Kline, 65, sat down recently to talk about his life and career. This is an edited transcript: Q: Tell us about your roots. A: Of course, my father was an attorney and my mother was a homemaker. I’m the middle child of their three children. My brother is six years older and my sister is eight years younger. My father used to joke that he managed to raise three only children. But we were, and still are, close. In fact, we three and our mother, 94, all live within walking distance from one another on several hundred acres we bought in 1981 in the Jones Public Schools District in eastern Oklahoma County, 10 miles east of I-35, where we have dogs, chickens and horses. My brother-in-law raises cattle. When I was a bachelor, my home was like an overgrown cabin. But since Alyssa and I married, we’ve reinvented it three times. It’s three-storied and our second story overlooks a lake. Q: Where did you go to school? A: In elementary school, I was a Mayfair Chipmunk. We lived near 50th and May when Mayfair was a brand-new neighborhood. In the sixth- and seventh-grades, I attended Casady, after my brother was recruited there to play baseball. Once he graduated and went to OU on a baseball scholarship — and I lost my ride to school — I transferred to Putnam City, where I graduated. Growing up, I played baseball, football and basketball, but my siblings were far better athletes. My sister went to OCU on a tennis scholarship. I was into politics. At 7, I remember sitting up and crying when Adlai Stevenson lost; in 1960, I got to hear JFK speak in the municipal auditorium; and before I could vote, I was the Ward 1 campaign chairman for Eugene McCarthy. I also enjoyed speech, debate and plays. My favorite role was the lead my sophomore year in “Look Heavenward Angel.” Q: What were some of your first jobs and first cars? A: As a youth, I worked at the municipal ball park. My sophomore year in high school, I threw the first papers of the now-defunct Oklahoma Journal. By the summer of my senior year, I graduated to writing obits and writing some Friday night football stories. My freshman year of college, I was awarded a scholarship to UCO. My father told me if I took it, he’d get me a car, though it wasn’t a very nice car. It was a used light blue Ford Fairlane. When I was a junior, and doing well in school at OU, he bought me a purple Plymouth Road Runner. Q: Did you always plan on being an attorney? A: There was a time I considered becoming a philosophy teacher. At OU, I studied under the legendary J. Clayton Feaver and considered getting a Ph.D. in philosophy. I’d earned a graduate minor in it, along with a bachelor’s and master’s in polisci. But instead, I wound up taking the law school entrance exam. I like the problem solving in law, and helping people where they have a practical need. During law school, I interned with the U.S. Attorneys office and worked at the Redlands Racket Club and OKC Tennis Center. I got to play tennis with Colin Robertson. Before my father and I opened our own firm, I clerked for over three years for U.S. federal judge Luther Bohanon. He liked having me in the courtroom with him, so I got to see a lot of good lawyers at work in big trials. I worked the next three years for the firm of Jimmy Linn, a west Texas litigator who was a heavy hitter on the national level. Q: What do you like about practicing bankruptcy law? A: My work is really about avoiding bankruptcy as such. Whether I represent the debtor, creditor or a trustee, I try to bring together parties who are in financial stress and help them clarify what common interests are involved and how to maximize financial recovery. My goal is to do the most for the most people in the most efficient manner possible. Of course, like in all things in life, it takes two to tango. Sometimes, people aren’t cooperative and we have to go to a Plan B scenario and invoke legal remedies and be as confrontational as necessary. I’m as nice as the other side will allow. Q: How did you meet your wife? A: Alyssa is a native Canadian. We met at Christmastime 1976, when I went to British Columbia to visit relatives and friends, but then she was only a punk teenager. Her family and I kept in touch over the years and in the summer of ’85, she called to say she and her folks were going to Seattle and would I like to meet them there. She was 23; I was 36. I spent a couple days in Seattle, but had to fly back to Albuquerque for a big case. Three weeks later, I flew to British Columbia, where we wed and spent our honeymoon. She was shocked that it was 100 degrees in Oklahoma City, when our flight arrived home at 11 p.m. on Sept. 1. The next morning, she joked about getting an annulment. But this August, we will have been married 30 years. Alyssa earned an education degree at UCO and taught elementary school, before she had our daughters whom she home schools. After the girls were born, Alyssa’s parents moved to Oklahoma City. We’ve lost her mother, but her father lives in a retirement community. He’s 94 and was over for Easter.