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High school track: How Cashion's Madelyn McCabe became an All-American high jumper

CASHION – Madelyn McCabe is familiar with the drive to Edmond and Kingfisher. The junior on Cashion’s track team needed to find...

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Prep parade: Norman Cade Horton a star in baseball with bright football future

NORMAN — Two nights ago, Cade Horton stood atop the pitcher’s mound at Norman High School and stared down a possible future...

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Deer Creek boys, Norman girls have successful weekends at Deer Creek Invitational

The Deer Creek boys and Norman girls soccer teams had successful weekends at the Deer Creek Invitational.

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High school sports: Oklahoma City-area Players of the Week

BASEBALLJace Bohrofen, WestmooreJace Bohrofen is a nightmare for most opponents when he steps into the batter’s box. Lawton...

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High school soccer: Tom Pecore looking to build Newcastle boys soccer program

NEWCASTLE – The offer was too promising for Tom Pecore to turn down. The former Putnam North soccer coach, who had spent 18...

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Edmond Santa Fe turns triple play to beat Edmond North

With the bases loaded and no outs in the final inning, Edmond Santa Fe found some magic to close out an 8-5 win over rival...

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    Norman North's Jacie Evans named COAC Player of the Year

    Senior Jacie Evans was recently named the Central Oklahoma Athletic Conference Player of the Year after leading Norman North to...

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    Tuttle's Carson Berryhill commits to OU

    A two-sport star at Tuttle, Carson Berryhill is heading to OU to wrestle.

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    Norman LB Cole Thompson commits to OSU

    Less than a week after receiving an offer from the Cowboys, Norman linebacker Cole Thompson committed to Oklahoma State on...

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    Former Putnam West star Tyson Jolly heading to SMU

    Jolly was The Oklahoman’s Big All-City Player of the Year and a Super 5 selection in 2015 after averaging 20.2 points, 9.1...

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    OCA announces 2019 All-State boys basketball rosters

    The small school game will begin at 7 p.m. July 25 at the Mabee Center in Tulsa.

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    High school notebook: Broken Arrow to begin first girls varsity wrestling program in Oklahoma

    Broken Arrow made Oklahoma high school wrestling history Monday. The school announced it was starting the first girls varsity...

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    Broken Arrow to begin first girls varsity wrestling program in Oklahoma

    Broken Arrow announced Monday it was beginning the first girls varsity wrestling program in Oklahoma.

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    Former Midwest City standout Keyshawn Embery-Simpson transferring to Tulsa

    The former Arkansas guard, who averaged four points per game as a freshman, is returning to the state to play college ball.

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    Heritage Hall garners 2 second-place finishes in girls Tournament of Champions

    The Heritage Hall girls tennis team captured two second-place finishes in the Tournament of Champions on Thursday.

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    Heritage Hall, Edmond North pick up victories in boys Tournament of Champions

    Heritage Hall and Edmond North picked up victories in three of four championship matches at the Tournament of Champions on Friday.

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    OGBCA announces annual All-State rosters

    The Oklahoma Girls Basketball Coaches Association announced Friday night its rosters for the annual All-State games following...

    OU report card: Not much to grade highly for the Sooners

    SportsMar 25, 2019

    You figured Virginia would be a rugged opponent in the NCAA Tournament, and the Cavaliers most definitely were. They beat OU 63-51 Sunday night in the South Regional quarterfinals, and the grades reflect an uphill performance for the Sooners....

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    2019 COAC All-Conference boys basketball teams announced

    The Central Oklahoma Athletic Conference announced its boys basketball All-Conference selections Friday.

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    OSU offers Norman LB Cole Thompson

    Norman linebacker Cole Thompson’s recruitment is just taking shape, but he took a big step forward Friday. Oklahoma State...

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    Al Miller was the first to coach Carl Albert to a state championship

    Miller was a big winner at Tuttle and Carl Albert, then retired after his first state championship

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    2019 COAC All-Conference wrestling teams announced

    The Central Oklahoma Athletic Conference announced its All-Conference wrestling squads on Thursday.

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    High school soccer: Piedmont's Maci Attalla working to give back like her late mother

    PIEDMONT – Maci Attalla had to grow up. Quickly. Her mother, Carrie, died four years ago from pancreatic cancer. She was...

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    Field conditions force cancellation of some OKC Dodgers High School Baseball Series games

    To get the playing field in shape for the OKC Dodgers home opener next Thursday, some high school games scheduled at the...

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    High school notebook: Millwood's Cecilia Robinson-Woods named next OSSAA board president

    Millwood’s Cecilia Robinson-Woods will have a new title next school year. The Oklahoma Secondary Schools Activities Association...

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    Prep parade: Wellston and Okeene latest to seek path to solve football participation problem

    Curtis Wartchow sees no other way to save not only football, but other athletic programs at Wellston High School. Wellston must...

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    Pro baseball: A look at Oklahomans in MLB, minor leagues entering opening day

    Here’s a look at players, coaches and managers with Oklahoma connections in professional baseball. The Major League Baseball...

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    Tuttle's Luke Surber commits to OSU

    Tuttle junior Luke Surber is going to wrestle for Oklahoma State.

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    Bethany's Gray Adams throws no-hitter in rout of Seminole

    Call it a banner day of pitching in the Oklahoma City area. Bethany’s Gray Adams threw Tuesday’s second no-hitter, this time...

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    McGuinness' Michael Feighny throws second no-hitter in 15 days

    For the second time in 15 days, McGuinness pitcher Michael Feighny was unhittable. Feighny threw no-hitter in a 13-0 win over...

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    High school notebook: Edmond North's Maddie Medina breaks two school records

    Maddie Medina had a record-breaking spring break.Edmond North’s senior distance runner broke two school records in Texas. On...

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    Booker T. Washington's JJ Hester narrows college choices

    Another Tulsa-area recruit has narrowed down his college choices. Tulsa Booker T. Washington star receiver JJ...

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    Yukon's Josh Sanders outduels Mustang's Dax Fulton in win

    Two Division I pitchers collided in a big rivalry baseball game Monday night, and it did not disappoint. Texas Tech commit Josh...

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    High school notebook: Millwood names Dava Albert new girls basketball coach

    Millwood has again found a successor for legendary girls basketball coach Arnelia Spears, and this time it’s a former player....

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    Edmond North rolls to Arizona championship

    New Edmond North coach Gary Bandy felt the spring break tournament in Arizona was more important than the wins and losses. It...

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    Edmond Santa Fe wins Arizona tournament

    Edmond Santa Fe is rolling now. The Wolves upset national powerhouse IMG Academy on a walk-off error in the semifinals of the...

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    High school notebook: Broken Arrow DB Myles Slusher announces top-10 schools

    One of the state’s top junior defensive backs narrowed his recruitment list to 10 schools over the weekend, and Oklahoma State...

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    NFL Draft: Mock if you will, but unknown Joel Blumenthal might just get draft weekend call

    Joel Blumenthal wanted to block out every distraction. A solid plan on the biggest day of his life. But a couple times when a...

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    Oklahoma high school sports: 2019 college signing list

    Baseball Tyler Ash, Sand Springs (Eastern) Kyle Bass, Bixby (NOC-Enid) Connor Beichler, Owasso (OU) Jake Bennett, Bixby (OU)...

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    Putnam North's Micah Thomas reopens recruitment

    Micah Thomas is looking for a new place to play college basketball.

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    Michael Fulmer may require season-ending surgery

    Surgery recommended for Michael Fulmer Former Edmond Deer Creek hurler Michael Fulmer may require Tommy John surgery. After...

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    Putnam City North's Micah Thomas named Big Ten Conference Player of Year

    The Big Ten Conference announced its All-Conference awards Tuesday.

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    Three boys and girls tennis players to watch this season

    As the high school tennis season starts, here are three boys and girls from across the Oklahoma City area to keep an eye on:...

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    High school tennis: Will Kaiser's time at academy paves way for strong senior season

    Will Kaiser wanted a new challenge. After two seasons in the Heritage Hall boys tennis program, Kaiser had won all but two...

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    High school slowpitch softball: Players to watch in the Oklahoma City area

    Here are six players to watch this spring in the high school slowpitch softball season: Lainee Brown, Sr., Choctaw: A Wichita...

    Dirk Nowitzki's (possible) last ride won't be forgotten

    SportsMar 31, 2019

    Perhaps it’s nearing the end for one of the NBA’s all-time greats. Or maybe Dirk Nowitzki has more left in the tank. Dennis Schroder thinks his German compatriot can still go. It’s been 21 seasons since Nowitzki’s Hall of Fame career started in...

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    High school slowpitch softball: Dale's Delanie Manning adjusting to opponents' approach

    Dale coach Andy Powell is looking for any option that will work. His star senior Delanie Manning is rarely — if at all — seeing...

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    High school baseball: Players to watch in the Oklahoma City area

    With baseball season in full force around the state, here are nine players to watch this spring around the Oklahoma City area:...

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    High school baseball: Edmond Santa Fe's Blake Robertson returns with new outlook after car wash injury

    EDMOND — Blake Robertson didn’t know what sitting on the bench felt like. Being injured can change everything, though....

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    Five boys and girls track athletes to watch this season

    Boys Dakari Charlton, Sr., Edmond Memorial: Oklahoma State and Kansas are among schools recruiting Charlton, who won his first...

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    Casady's Sam Bass is using his cross country experience to help him in track

    Sam Bass doesn’t wear a watch anymore when he races. It’s a common thing many runners do so they can track their times. Bass...

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    Shawnee's Lauren Fields named Suburban Conference Player of Year

    Shawnee star Lauren Fields’ first complete season with the Wolves led to an undefeated regular season and the program’s first...

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    Choctaw's Aliyah Llanusa named Big Ten Conference Player of Year

    Choctaw star point guard Aliyah Llanusa had quite a fun 24 hours. Wednesday night, she committed to play at Central Oklahoma....

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    Edmond North's Caleb Isaacs fires no-hitter

    Edmond North is going into spring break on a super high note. Senior left-hander Caleb Isaacs threw a no-hitter in an 8-0 win...

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    Tulsa Washington's Bryce Thompson named state's Gatorade Player of the Year

    Thompson tallied 19.6 points, 5.2 assists, 5 rebounds and 1.1 steals per game this season.

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    Why Oklahoma high school hoops needs to add a third state weekend

    Sometime after the first couple gold balls had been handed out last Saturday, my good fortune dawned on me. Norman and Norman...

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    High school golf: Oklahoma City-area golfers to watch

    Here are six high school golfers from the Oklahoma City area to watch this spring: Boys Jaxon Dowell, Jr., Oklahoma Christian...

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    High school golf: Yukon's Alyssa Wilson bringing newfound confidence this spring

    YUKON — Before she even tees off, Alyssa Wilson stops to steady herself. She takes a deep breath, hoping to calm her nerves....

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    ESPN ranks former Carl Albert star J.T. Realmuto No. 28 in baseball rankings

    With Major League Baseball’s opening day two weeks away, ESPN is projecting a big year for former Carl Albert star J.T....

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    Choctaw's Aliyah Llanusa commits to UCO

    Choctaw star point guard Aliyah Llanusa is remaining close to home. Llanusa announced Wednesday that she has committed to...

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    Choctaw's Rebekah George craving more during senior season

    CHOCTAW — Rebekah George doesn’t want to settle. She craves more. She wants state records. More victories. More time to...

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    Three boys and girls soccer players to watch this season

    Boys Thomas McElyea, Sr., Carl Albert: McElyea, an Oklahoma City University signee, is one of the most skilled midfielders in...

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    Prep parade: A look back at Oklahoma's thrilling high school basketball state tournaments

    Fifty high school basketball games were played in six days of state tournament action at State Fair Arena and the Mabee Center...

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    OCA announces 2019 Hall of Fame class

    Longtime Davis football coach Jody Weber, former Carl Albert baseball coach Wayne Dozier and legendary Anadarko boys basketball...

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    Cashion’s Manning announces retirement

    After 22 years and three state championships, one of the state’s most prominent girls basketball coaches is retiring. Cashion...

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    OCA announces selections for All-State wrestling teams

    The dual will be held at Sand Springs High School at 7 p.m. July 24.

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    Konawa residents mourn death of 12-year-old girl

    KONAWA — Residents of this small town in Seminole County continue to mourn the death of a young girl who perished last week...

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    Piedmont to name Hall new football coach

    The flexbone offense is coming to Piedmont. Yukon offensive coordinator Jeff Hall is expected be named Piedmont’s new football...

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    Cashion girls basketball coach Totsy Manning announces retirement

    After 22 years and three state championships, one of the state’s most prominent girls basketball coaches is retiring. Cashion...

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    Piedmont to name Jeff Hall new football coach

    The flexbone offense is coming to Piedmont. Yukon offensive coordinator Jeff Hall is expected be named Piedmont’s new football...

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    The Oklahoman's Class 4A, 3A, 2A All-Tournament teams

    Here is a look at The Oklahoman's selections for the Classes 4A, 3A and 2A All-Tournament teams from the state basketball...

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    High school basketball: The Oklahoman's Class 6A-5A All-Tournament teams

    Here is a look at The Oklahoman's selections for the Classes 6A and 5A All-Tournament teams from the state basketball...

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    Class 6A boys basketball: Booker T. Washington slows Micah Thomas enough to win title

    TULSA — With 1:04 remaining, Tulsa Booker T. Washington junior Trey Phipps went to Putnam North’s bench. He had to pay respect...

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    Class 5A girls basketball: Crawford sisters lead Piedmont past El Reno for first state title since 1967

    TULSA — Joe Crawford and his family moved to Piedmont in the offseason, and the rest is history. The Piedmont assistant's...

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    Class 5A boys basketball: OSU signee Kalib Boone lifts Tulsa Memorial past Del City 63-52 for title

    TULSA — All the bragging rights now belong to Kalib and Keylan Boone. The Tulsa Memorial twins captured third straight...

    Paul George reinvented his diet before the best season of his career

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    The buttery smell of popcorn drew Paul George to the open side door of the concession stand after practice in Toronto last week. He lingered, talking to the person inside, who was presumably preparing for the Raptors game that night. The...

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    Playing for a title and bragging rights? Norman-Norman North made for weird, wonderful Class 6A title game

    TULSA — Moments before tipoff, a chant went up from Norman High’s student section. “Nor-man Ti-gers!” Clap. Clap. Clap clap...

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    Class 4A boys basketball: Kingfisher gets revenge, beats Heritage Hall for title

    Kingfisher talked all season about playing the best defense in the state.  Saturday night they proved it.  Facing off...

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    Class 4A girls basketball: Anadarko defense smothers Muldrow en route to title

    Anadarko's defense smothered Muldrow en route to a 4A girls title.

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    Class 2A boys basketball: Rejoice Christian dominates defensively in fourth quarter to pull away from Hennessey

    On the opening possession of the Class 2A boys state championship’s second half, Rejoice Christian showed where its advantage...

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    Class 2A girls basketball: Oglesby, Howe come up clutch to beat Dale in state championship

    Big-time players come up with big time plays, and that’s what Howe's Janei Oglesby did in Saturday’s Class 2A girls state...

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    Class 6A girls basketball: Norman takes down rival Norman North for title

    TULSA — Norman North had studied the move and may have even known it was coming. That still didn’t make it stoppable. Norman...

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    Class 3A girls basketball: Adair's Autumn Hines steals it away from Christian Heritage

    Adair coach Scott Winfield looked at his girls in locker room at halftime and delivered the blunt news.  He was frustrated...

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    Class 3A boys basketball: RJ Weeks, Jacob Germany lead Kingston past Spiro

    RJ Weeks put away any doubt about a Kingston victory to start the fourth quarter. Weeks scored two quick baskets to extend what...

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    Class 3A boys basketball: Millwood hangs on against Metro Christian to advance to state final

    Myles Jeffries decided to attack. With Millwood up by a slim margin late in the fourth quarter of a Class 3A boys state...

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    Class 5A boys basketball: OSU signee Kalib Boone lifts Tulsa Memorial past El Reno 55-54 with late layup

    TULSA — Bobby Allison couldn’t keep his emotions in check Friday night. The Tulsa Memorial coach had tears streaming down his...

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    Three's company: Extra referee makes for better officiating at state tournament

    John Marshall and Tulsa Central tipped off the state tournament at State Fair Arena on Thursday, and in the first 58 seconds,...

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    Class 5A girls basketball: Regan Crawford leads Piedmont surge into final

    TULSA — Regan Crawford found her comfort zone on Friday afternoon. It was in the corner, beyond the 3-point arc. After going 0...

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    Class 6A boys basketball: Micah Thomas leads No. 16 Putnam North to upset of No. 1 Edmond Memorial

    TULSA — Before the season even started, Putnam North coach Ryan Wagner had a challenge for his senior point guard Micah...

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    Class 2A girls basketball: Danyn Lang carries Dale past Latta and into state finals

    Dale will face No. 2 Howe for the state title at 2 p.m. Saturday at State Fair Arena

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    Class 5A boys basketball: Del City tops Northwest Classen to clinch first title spot since 1980

    TULSA — Every day, Del City players get a look at the gold ball trophy. Three years ago, coach Lenny Hatchett cleaned up the...

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    Class 4A boys basketball: Kingfisher runs past Holland Hall

    Holland Hall junior Brock Davis looked to the bench after picking up his fourth foul in the first half against No. 1...

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    Class 2A girls basketball: Jalei Oglesby has 33 as Howe tops Hartshorne in semifinals

    Howe will face the Dale/Latta winner in the championship game

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    Class 4A boys basketball: Heritage Hall continues undefeated season, thrashes John Marshall

    Shortly after tip, Heritage Hall took a lead it wouldn't relinquish.

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    Class 4A girls basketball: Collins, Muldrow lock down Elgin late to advance to state championship

    With 14.9 seconds left in the third quarter, Muldrow’s Taylen Collins flashed across the lane and intercepted a telegraphed...

    Thunder's plummet on offense starts with elevated defense on Paul George

    SportsMar 22, 2019

    The Thunder trailed by 10 early to the Warriors as Russell Westbrook dribbled into a halfcourt set. That Westbrook and Paul George eventually crossed into each other’s path, derailing the possession, wasn’t the problem. It was something larger,...

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    Class 5A girls basketball: Macias' buzzer beater lifts El Reno into final

    El Reno advanced to the Class 5A girls title game on Merzedes Macias' buzzer-beating 3-pointer.

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    Class 6A girls basketball: Norman North tops Mustang to force Crosstown Clash for title

    TULSA — Norman North junior Kayton Kite had her trusty Pedialyte at the bench. For the better part of five days, it’s been her...

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    Class 3A girls basketball: Christian Heritage unseats Sequoyah Tahlequah

    Lexie Davis stole the ball for Christian Heritage Academy and began her attack up court.   The junior guard weaved up...

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    Class 4A girls basketball: Anadarko downs Victory Christian with swarming defense, 3-pointers in state semifinal

    Libby Zinn’s 3-pointer fell just before the halftime buzzer and the Anadarko sophomore screamed “let’s go!” It was the prelude...

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    Holland Hall's Gabby Gregory named state's Gatorade Player of Year

    Holland Hall star Gabby Gregory’s high school career ended Thursday in the Class 4A state tournament, but her first postseason...

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    Class 6A boys basketball: Tulsa Booker T. Washington survives Southmoore's upset bid

    Tulsa Booker T. Washington junior Jalen Breath has spent the better part of the year learning about the Hornets’ history. Now,...

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    Class 3A girls basketball: Adair's Autumn Hines catches fire, Warriors earn berth in state title game

    Adair's Autumn Hines scored 11 points in the fourth quarter to help the Warriors knock off Millwood.

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    Class 6A girls basketball: Norman takes down Edmond Santa Fe to advance to title game

    TULSA — Norman freshman Mikayla Parks was already planning her Saturday afternoon from the free-throw line. A championship game...

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    Class 2A boys basketball: Rejoice Christian takes down Minco

    Maybe it’s the football player in him, but Rejoice Christian guard Andrew Crow said he doesn’t feel into a game until he gets...

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    Stillwater's Anthony Bland commits to Princeton

    Stillwater star receiver Anthony Bland is headed to the Ivy League. Bland announced late Thursday his commitment to Princeton...

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    Howe’s Oglesby scores 42 in rout

    YUKON — Howe coach Chris Brown didn’t know what the girls 5-on-5 single-game state scoring record was. Nor did he know how...

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    Kingfisher-Heritage Hall rivalry a symbol of the public/private school tension

    The Heritage Hall and Kingfisher basketball teams look a lot alike, down to the school colors. Good-looking athletes wearing...

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    Class 5A boys basketball: No. 2 Del City soars past Collinsville

    SKIATOOK — Del City, aided by a stifling defensive performance, rolled to a 50-25 Class 5A quarterfinal victory over...

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    Edmond Memorial rallies to semis

    CATOOSA — Shane Cowherd was right. It was top-ranked Edmond Memorial playing was more discipline down the stretch. “I thought...

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    Class 5A girls basketball: Ashlyn Evans-Thompson, El Reno move on

    TULSA — El Reno freshman Ashlyn Evans-Thompson led a blistering shooting effort in the Indian's 67-55 win over Coweta in the...

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    Mustang stuns No. 1 Putnam West

    TULSA — In less than a week, Mustang has gone from catching a massive break to even be alive this week to euphoria of taking...

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    Anadarko outs Newcastle in 1st round

    MUSTANG — Anadarko took advantage of Newcastle’s early mistakes to roll to a 77-58 victory during the first round of the Class...

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    Defending champ Sequoyah Tahlequah strikes early, routs Washington

    Entering Thursday as the state’s top-ranked team, Sequoyah Tahlequah played the part. The Indians pushed the pace from the...

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    Heritage Hall rolls past Broken Bow

    Heritage Hall’s Trey Alexander was whistled for a foul in the first minute of the Class 4A state quarterfinal Thursday night....

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    Minco rallies to oust Okemah

    Trailing Okemah by 11 early in the second quarter, Minco seemed to be at risk for an early exit from the Class 2A state...

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    Class 6A boys basketball: Micah Thomas, defending champ Putnam City North advance

    The reigning 6A champions are still alive to defend their title. Class 6A No. 16 Putnam City North pulled away from Midwest...

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    Class 6A girls basketball: Mustang upsets No. 1 Putnam West

    TULSA — Mustang coach Kevin Korstjens is a math teacher, so words aren’t always his thing. But he had plenty of them headed to...

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    Class 3A girls basketball: Olivia Curtis' second half lifts Christian Heritage past Roland

    Christian Heritage Academy used a strong second half from Olivia Curtis to pull away from Roland, 57-49 Thursday in the 3A...

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    Green leads Kingfisher to 4A semifinals

    Kingfisher holds Elgin to 27.5 percent shooting in Class 4A quarterfinals

    Former OU coach Billy Tubbs knows that times have changed in college hoops

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    I ran into Billy Tubbs back in February at the OU-Texas basketball game. We did a little commiserating. Earlier that week, we each independently had stumbled upon the Purdue-Indiana game. Final score: Purdue 48, Indiana 46. We talked about...

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    Class 2A girls basketball: Latta wins physical battle over Fairview

    Latta will face Dale in the Class 2A semifinals at 8 p.m. Friday in Yukon

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    Class 3A boys basketball: Tylor Perry's buzzer beater wins it for Spiro

    Tylor Perry prodded and retreated.  The Spiro senior had his way with Sequoyah Tahlequah defense for most of the...

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    Class 2A boys basketball: No. 7 Rock Creek knocks out No. 1 Hooker in quarterfinals

    Karson Dry fired off an imaginary bow. Instead of an arrow, pinky, ring and middle fingers sprung up from his left fist,...

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    Class 6A boys basketball: Top-ranked Edmond Memorial rallies past Sapulpa

    Despite trailing by three at halftime, Edmond Memorial blitzed No. 4 Sapulpa in the third quarter and went on to beat the...

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    Millwood girls move on in state basketball tournament

    Nykale Cramer, Alysia Pickett combine for 37 points to lead Millwood past Kingston.

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    Class 6A girls basketball: Norman North's defense stifles Tulsa Union

    TULSA — Tulsa Union had no options. For more than a minute, it could only pass the ball from one side of the arch to the other....

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    Class 3A boys basketball: Metro Christian races past Hugo

    Trevor Burns wanted was proud of how well his team travelled.  The Metro Christian faithful packed the Sawyer Center at...

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    Class 2A girls basketball: Top-ranked Dale rolls over Chouteau

    Dale will face the Latta/Fairview winner in an 8 p.m. semifinal Friday at Yukon

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    Class 4A girls basketball: Quick start propels Anadarko past Newcastle

    Anadarko took advantage of Newcastle's early mistakes.

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    Class 2A boys basketball: Rodriguez, Villalobos tandem leads Hennessey past Vanoss

    Neither Hugo Rodriguez or Bryan Villalobos entered Thursday as Hennessey’s leading scorer for the season. Both posted numbers...

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    Alexander avoids foul trouble for Heritage Hall

    Alexander scores 28 points to lead Chargers

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    Class 4A boys basketball: Brock Davis leads Tulsa Holland Hall into state quarterfinals

    Davis' 10 fourth-quarter points propel Dutch past Anadarko

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    Class 6A boys basketball: No. 2 Booker T. Washington holds off No. 7 Putnam City West

    No. 7 Putnam City West picked a bad time to start turning the ball over, handing the ball to the Hornets six times in the final...

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    Class 2A girls basketball: Howe's Jalei Oglesby scores 42 in rout of Luther

    Howe will face Hartshorne at 6:30 p.m. Friday in the semifinals at Yukon High School

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    Sequoyah Tahlequah advances to 3A semifinals

    Jonia Walker led Sequoyah Tahlequah into the Class 3A girls state semifinals with a win over Washington.

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    Class 2A girls basketball: Hot start carries Hartshorne past Vanoss

    Hartshorne advances to face the Luther/Howe winner in the semifinals at 6:30 p.m. Friday at Yukon

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    Class 6A girls basketball: No. 14 Edmond Santa Fe upsets No. 2 Shawnee

    TULSA — Edmond Santa Fe coach Paul Bass was noticeably wet as he stepped from the locker room. His players had lurked near the...

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    Class 3A boys basketball: Kingston uses second half run to beat Christian Heritage

    Swarmed by a mob of blue, Kingston's Jacob Germany couldn't get a clean look in the first half against Christian Heritage...

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    Class 4A girls basketball: Victory Christian uses stifling defense to upend Fort Gibson

    Victory Christian didn't allow a point in the second quarter. Then it didn't allow Fort Gibson to make a basket in the fourth...

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    Southmoore advanced in the state basketball tournament to Friday's semifinals

    With standout Sam Godwin in foul trouble, Southmoore big man Jordan Thompson picks up the slack.

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    Class 2A boys basketball: Minco makes double-digit rally to reach semifinals

    Trailing Okemah by 11 early in the second quarter, Minco seemed to be at risk for an early exit from the Class 2A state...

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    Class 4A girls basketball: Paige Pendley's 3-point play in overtime sends Elgin to semifinals

    Elgin's Paige Pendley scored five points in overtime and the game-winning three-point play to send the owls to the semifinals.

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    Class 4A boys basketball: John Marshall beats Tulsa Central

    Bears break away from Tulsa Central with 3-point barrage

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    Class 6A girls basketball: Norman's Kendra Gillispie dominates in upset of Sand Springs

    TULSA — Kendra Gillispie sized her Sand Springs defender. She was smaller, perhaps a little slower. So, Norman’s star sophomore...

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    Class 2A boys basketball: Rejoice Christian trio carries Eagles past Dale

    In the Class 2A boys state quarterfinals at Edmond North on Thursday, the Rejoice Christian trio of Reece Hamar, Jaden Lietzke...

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    Class 3A boys basketball: Millwood powers past Washington

    Millwood coach Michael Jeffries came into the state tournament knowing his team's versatility was key.  At least for the...

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    A year like no other ends with Millwood boys, girls at state basketball

    Walk into the field house at Millwood High School any afternoon in early March, a time when most basketball teams have already...

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    Luther coach Johnny Vick is awaiting a kidney transplant, but first he has plans this week

    LUTHER — Each night around 11, Johnny Vick falls into his bed from exhaustion. He hooks the machine about the size of a...

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    McGuinness’ Walker commits to OSU

    McGuinness star Brynden Walker’s recruitment gained a ton of momentum in a short span. Now, it appears to be over. Walker...

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    Class 2A basketball: A look at each boys team in the state tournament

    Class 2A Boys Thursday at Edmond North, Friday and Saturday at State Fair Arena DALE VS. REJOICE CHRISTIAN, 2 P.M. DALE Coach:...

    Both resting and playing Paul George has its drawbacks as Thunder approaches playoffs

    SportsApr 2, 2019

    Luka Doncic didn’t make the trip to Oklahoma City with the Mavericks on Saturday. LeBron James won’t take the floor at Chesapeake Energy Arena with the Lakers on Tuesday. It’s that time of year when some of the NBA's best players rest due to...

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    High school basketball: Your 5-minute guide to the Class 2A state tournaments

    Boys The Oklahoman’s championship picks Jacob Unruh: Dale. The Pirates have size and athleticism to make a run in a wide-open...

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    High school basketball: Your 5-minute guide to the Class 3A basketball state tournaments.

    Boys The Oklahoman’s championship picks Jacob Unruh: Kingston. Jacob Germany isn’t the only big man. Kingston has three others...

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    Class 2A girls basketball: A look at each team in the state tournament

    Thursday and Friday at Yukon, Saturday at State Fair Arena DALE VS. CHOUTEAU, 7 P.M. DALE Coach: Eric Smith Record: 26-3...

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    Class 3A girls basketball: A look at each team in the state tournament

    Thursday at Oklahoma City University, Friday and Saturday at State Fair Arena SEQUOYAH TAHLEQUAH VS. WASHINGTON, 4 P.M....

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    Class 3A basketball: A look at each boys team in the state tournament

    Class 3A boys Thursday and Friday at Southern Nazarene University, Saturday at State Fair Arena. KINGSTON VS. CHRISTIAN...

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    OCA announces All-State swimming rosters

    The Oklahoma Coaches Association announced Wednesday the rosters for the annual All-State swim meet. The meet will return to...

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    High school basketball: Holland Hall star Gabby Gregory driven to prove she's the best

    TULSA — Gene Gregory made his daily trip to Holland Hall High School on Tuesday. He chased rebounds and made shots. He passed...

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    Why Putnam City district is best in show before state even starts

    Gathering his players in the middle of the basketball court, Daniel Cunningham tried to tell them what to expect during a week...

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    Class 4A basketball: A look at each boys team in the state tournament

    Class 4A boys Thursday, Friday and Saturday at State Fair Arena KINGFISHER VS. ELGIN, 8:30 P.M. KINGFISHER Coach: Jared Reese...

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    High school basketball: Your 5-minute guide to the Class 4A basketball state tournaments

    Boys The Oklahoman’s championship picks Jacob Unruh: Heritage Hall. It’s hard to pick against a team that’s won more than 40...

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    Class 4A girls basketball: A look at each team in the state tournament

    Thursday at Mustang, Friday and Saturday at State Fair Arena ELGIN VS. CLASSEN SAS, 2 P.M. ELGIN Coach: Jerrod Jones Record:...

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    Barnsdall's Joe Gilbert to be inducted into NFHS Hall of Fame

    Joe Gilbert has coached for more than six decades at Barnsdall High School and now he’s gaining national attention....

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    High school basketball: Your 5-minute guide to the Class 5A state tournaments

    Boys The Oklahoman’s championship picks Jacob Unruh: Tulsa Memorial. Kalib and Keylan Boone look unstoppable. The talk all...

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    Class 5A girls basketball: A look at each team in the state tournament

    Thursday, Friday and Saturday at Mabee Center TULSA ROGERS VS. LAWTON EISENHOWER, 2 P.M. TULSA ROGERS Coach: Carlin Adkism...

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    Class 5A boys basketball: A look at each team in the state tournament

    Class 5A Boys Thursday at Skiatook, Friday and Saturday at Mabee Center TULSA MEMORIAL VS. LAWTON MACARTHUR, 2 P.M. TULSA...

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    Minco senior Dayken Rackley showing coaches and teammates the way to the Big House

    MINCO — Minco senior Dayken Rackley has been telling his coach what to expect when he steps onto the Big House floor. Minco is...

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    High school basketball: Early adversity helped shape Midwest City’s state tournament run

    Battling injuries and players leaving the program, Midwest City boys basketball coach Dewayne Bradley quickly had to learn ways...

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    McGuinness DE/LB Brynden Walker commits to OSU

    McGuinness star Brynden Walker’s recruitment gained a ton of momentum in a short span. Now, it appears to be over. Walker...

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    Why the OSSAA moved Washington's state quarterfinal start times

    Two Class 3A basketball state quarterfinal games will start at different times Thursday than other sites, and it’s the result...

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    Class 6A boys basketball: A look at each team in the state tournament

    Thursday at Catoosa, Friday and Saturday at Mabee Center TULSA WASHINGTON VS. PUTNAM WEST, 3:30 P.M. TULSA WASHINGTON Coach:...

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    High school basketball: Your 5-minute guide to the Class 6A state tournament

    Boys The Oklahoman’s championship picks Jacob Unruh: Tulsa Booker T. Washington. It’s a West-heavy field, but the Hornets...

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    Class 6A girls basketball: A look at each team in the state tournament

    Thursday at Tulsa Memorial, Friday and Saturday at Mabee Center SAND SPRINGS VS. NORMAN, 2 P.M. SAND SPRINGS Coach: Tobey...

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    High school basketball: The Oklahoman's Class A and B All-Tournament teams

    Here is a look at The Oklahoman's selections for the Classes A and B All-Tournament teams from the state basketball tournaments...

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    OSSAA sets Class 2A basketball state tournament brackets

    The Oklahoma Secondary School Activities Association announced the brackets for the Class 2A basketball state tournaments. The...

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    Class 5A basketball state tournament brackets set

    The Oklahoma Secondary School Activities Association announced the brackets for the Class 5A basketball state tournaments next...

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    Class 6A basketball state tournament brackets set

    The Oklahoma Secondary School Activities Association announced the brackets for the Class 6A basketball state tournaments next...

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    OSSAA sets Class 3A basketball state tournament brackets

    The Oklahoma Secondary School Activities Association announced the brackets for the Class 3A basketball state tournaments. The...

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    OSSAA sets Class 4A basketball state tournament brackets

    The Oklahoma Secondary School Activities Association announced the brackets for the Class 4A basketball state tournaments. The...

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    High school basketball state qualifiers

    Class 6A Boys No. 1 Edmond Memorial (25-2) No. 2 Booker T. Washington (23-2) No. 4 Sapulpa (21-4) No. 7 Putnam West (20-7) No....

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    High school basketball roundup: Mustang girls clinch state spot on wild finish

    Mustang coach Kevin Korstjens had never seen a sequence quite like Saturday afternoon’s finish. The Broncos trailed Tulsa...

    Promoting baseball runs in Mike Veeck's blood

    SportsApr 4, 2019

    Mike Veeck learned baseball from his dad. Bill Veeck was a baseball pioneer. Ran three franchises over the course of four decades and eventually made the Hall of Fame as the game’s greatest promoter. And father taught son a simple truth....

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    ‘A dream come true’ for Kinta
    Kinta 47 Calumet 44

    Kaleb Stephens drove the baseline as time was winding down. The junior had struggled shooting all night Saturday in Kinta's...

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    Seiling rolls to record fourth straight championship

    With 2:56 remaining on the clock, Seiling’s faithful rose and cheered louder than ever. Karly Gore, Macy Gore, Raylee Tautfest...

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    Cyril takes down Fort Cobb-Broxton for Class A title

    Cyril made it clear they wanted to face Fort Cobb-Broxton in the finals. The two Caddo-County rivals have a history. Fort...

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    Savannah Deatherage's steal, layup stuns Hammon for title

    Savannah Deatherage was in the wooden seats of State Fair Arena a decade ago soaking in the atmosphere. Varnum celebrated in...

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    Cyril's Shane & Cason McLemore now know the joy of winning state with a father coaching the son

    Scott Hines sat in the stands at State Fair Arena and got a little choked up Saturday. “Don’t like to admit that to everybody,”...

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    Class B boys championship: Kinta takes Class B crown

    Kaleb Stephens drove the baseline as time was winding down. The junior had struggled shooting all night Saturday in Kinta's...

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    Class A boys basketball: Cyril takes down Fort Cobb-Broxton for Class A title

    Cyril made it clear they wanted to face Fort Cobb-Broxton in the finals. The two Caddo-County rivals have a history. Fort...

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    Class B girls basketball: Savannah Deatherage's steal, layup helps Varnum stun Hammon for title

    Savannah Deatherage delivered a once-in-a-lifetime play to bring another championship to Varnum with a stunning 59-56 victory...

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    Class A girls basketball: Seiling rolls to record fourth straight championship

    With 2:56 remaining on the clock, Seiling’s faithful rose and cheered louder than ever. Karly Gore, Macy Gore, Raylee Tautfest...

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    Class B boys basketball: Kinta uses barrage of second-half 3s to advance to title game

    Alex Leon had a lane to the basket. What he couldn’t see was Josh Lynch creeping from behind. The 6-foot-3 senior followed in...

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    Boys basketball roundup: Del City punches ticket to state tournament

    Del City has used the backdoor the past two years to get to the state tournament. This year the Eagles are kicking down the...

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    No. 1 Seiling flexes muscles in rout of Smithville

    Seiling gets its chance at history, and there was never really any doubt. On a night where No. 1 Seiling flexed its muscles in...

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    Varnum ‘looking forward’ to its title shot vs. No. 1

    Had it not been for a slew of turnovers in the first half, Varnum could have garnered more time to play its bench. When those...

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    Morris brings a ‘will to win’ as Hammon eyes repeat

    Halee Morris doubted herself Thursday night. Her drop step and spin to her right near the block had faltered too much. She was...

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    Class B boys basketball: Calumet rallies to take down Paden

    Down six points midway through the fourth quarter Friday at State Fair Arena, Calumet coach Jacob Mayfield looked as his team...

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    Hydro-Eakly making most of return to Big House

    Gabbi Parker sat in the old stands of State Fair Arena year after year wondering if she would ever step on the hardwood floor....

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    Class A boys basketball: Fort Cobb-Broxton takes down Glencoe

    Kellen Hines grabbed the rebound and began the race the other way. Leading Glencoe by one point as the seconds waned in the...

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    Cyril clinches first title game spot since 1938

    For years, Cyril coach Shane McLemore was told the boys basketball team will get its shot at a title. The girls team has had...

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    Why state's biggest shot came at the end of a blowout

    Christian Patterson pulled off his sweatshirt, rubbed his palms and bounced his legs. He knew it was his time. From his seat at...

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    Class A girls basketball: No. 1 Seiling rolls past No. 10 Smithville

    Seiling gets its chance at history, and there was never really any doubt. On a night where No. 1 Seiling flexed its muscles in...

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    Class B boys basketball: Calumet rallies to take down Paden

    Down six points midway through the fourth quarter Friday at State Fair Arena, Calumet coach Jacob Mayfield looked as his team...

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    Class A boys basketball: Fort Cobb-Broxton takes down Glencoe

    Fort Cobb-Broxton rolled after halftime, beating Glencoe 54-40 to advance to the Class A state championship game.

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    Class A boys basketball: Cyril routs Okarche to clinch title game berth for first time since 1939

    Jakobie Kaesemeyer scored 20 points to lead Cyril to the semifinals of the Class A boys basketball state tournament.

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    Class B girls basketball: Varnum again cruises, set to face defending champion Hammon in finals

    Had it not been for a slew of turnovers in the first half, Varnum could have garnered more time to play its bench.

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    Class A girls basketball: No. 5 Hydro-Eakly stuns No. 2 Frontier

    Gabbi Parker sat in the old stands of State Fair Arena year after year wondering if she would ever step on the hardwood floor....

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    Class B girls basketball: Halee Morris leads No. 1 Hammon back to title game

    Halee Morris doubted herself Thursday night. Her drop step and spin to her right near the block had faltered too much. She was...

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    High school girls basketball roundup: Edmond Santa Fe clinches 11th straight state tournament trip

    It was easy for some to count Edmond Santa Fe out of the state tournament hunt two months ago. The Wolves did not look the part...

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    High school girls basketball: Class 6A-5A state tournament qualifiers.

    Class 6A No. 1 Putnam West (23-1) No. 6 Sand Springs (21-4) No. 10 Tulsa Union (21-5) No. 14 Edmond Santa Fe (19-8) Class 5A...

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    Hammon keeps repeat hopes alive

    Pressure is nothing new for the Hammon girls basketball team. The reigning Class B champions, Hammon is primed for moments like...

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    Gunns blazing as Paden stuns Duke

    YUKON — When the ball hit Lane Edwards’ hands, there wasn’t even the slightest hesitation to shoot. The freshman had yet to...

    NCAA Tournament: Now it's time for the Sooners to help themselves

    SportsMar 18, 2019

    NORMAN – The NCAA Tournament Selection Show didn’t make the Sooners wait. Sixty-eight teams would be announced, but “Oklahoma” popped up on the screen as the 22nd name called. That was good for crimson blood pressure, which ran a little high...

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    Seiling keeps rolling in rout of OCA

    BETHANY — There was a hint of worry in Seiling coach Brady Hamar’s voice throughout the week. His team had beaten No. 19...

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    Glencoe survives Whitesboro, 90-88

    MUSTANG — Glencoe senior Cale Lazenby took a huge sigh when Whitesboro’s final shot clanged off the rim. This is his senior...

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    Class B girls basketball: Varnum cruises past Duke into state semifinal

    It began pulling away near the end of the second quarter, but Varnum had all but sealed its victory by the end of the third.

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    Class A girls basketball: Emma Routh leads Smithville past Cyril

    Smithville will face top-ranked Seiling at 7:30 p.m. Friday at State Fair Arena

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    Class B girls basketball: Hammon beats Webbers Falls 49-45 to keep repeat hopes alive

    Hammon kept its quest for back-to-back titles alive with a 49-45 defeat of Webbers Falls in the Class B girls state tournament...

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    Class A boys basketball: Fort Cobb-Broxton takes care of Garber

    Kellen Hines got Fort Cobb-Broxton going. His teammates took it from there.

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    Class B boys basketball: Alex Leon’s scorching second half helps Lookeba-Sickles advance

    When the second half started, Alex Leon found a way to drive to the basket.

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    Class B boys basketball: Calumet holds off Leedey’s second-half run to advance to semifinals

    Calumet’s boys basketball team had active hands throughout the first half during its 64-57 win against Leedey in the...

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    Class A girls basketball: Frontier survives upset-minded Tipton

    Frontier advances to face Hydro-Eakly at 4:30 p.m. Friday at State Fair Arena

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    Class A boys basketball: Glencoe survives Whitesboro in quarterfinals

    Glencoe senior Cale Lazenby took a huge sigh when Whitesboro’s final shot clanged off the rim.

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    Class A girls basketball: Hydro-Eakly rallies behind freshman to top Canute

    BETHANY — Hydro-Eakly coach Jeremy Tharp has always believed in playing freshmen. To him, it’s simple. They play with no fear....

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    Class B girls basketball: Lomega routs Red Oak 66-30 to reach state semifinals

    Emma Duffy’s opening shot served as a sign of things to come.

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    Class B boys basketball: Kinta’s methodical offense helps earn semifinal berth

    During its 67-41 victory against Braggs on Thursday, the Eagles had three possessions of more than 30 seconds in the third...

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    Class A boys basketball: Okarche turns on the jets to advance past Kiowa

    Okarche senior Tucker Neuenschwander knows what to do when he hears to call.

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    Class B boys basketball: Paden upset’s No. 2 Duke behind Luke Gunns' 26 points

    When the ball hit Lane Edwards’ hands, there wasn’t even the slightest hesitation to shoot.

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    Fixtures at the OSSAA small-school tournaments, David and Cyndy Glover return after beating cancer

    David Glover loves showing off the maps lining his office wall. Five identical rectangle images of Oklahoma, one for each...

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    Smallest school in the state, Keyes, has representation in the state basketball tournament

    Courtney Williams felt strange the first time she put on the No. 11 orange and black jersey of Boise City High School. It...

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    Class B boys basketball: A look at each team in the state tournament

    Class B Boys Thursday at Yukon. Friday and Saturday at State Fair Arena KINTA VS. BRAGGS, 7 P.M. KINTA Coach: Jim Jenson...

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    Class B girls basketball: A look at each team in the state tournament

    Thursday, Friday and Saturday at State Fair Arena HAMMON VS. WEBBERS FALLS, 2 P.M. THURSDAY HAMMON Coach: Leah Beer Record:...

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    High school basketball: Your 5-minute guide to the Class B state tournaments

    Boys The Oklahoman’s championship picks Jacob Unruh: Duke. Coach Nick Gable will get to shave his ridiculous goatee, and...

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    Class A girls basketball: A look at each team in the state tournament

    Class A Girls Thursday at Southern Nazarene University, Friday and Saturday at State Fair Arena SEILING VS. OKLAHOMA CHRISTIAN...

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    Class A boys basketball: A look at each team in the state tournament

    Class A Boys Thursday at Mustang. Friday and Saturday at State Fair Arena FORT COBB-BROXTON VS. GARBER, 8:30 P.M. THURSDAY FORT...

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    High school basketball: Your 5-minute guide to the Class A state tournaments

    Boys The Oklahoman’s championship picks Jacob Unruh: Fort Cobb-Broxton. The path to another title isn’t as clear like past...

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    Father and son lead Okarche back to state tournament

    OKARCHE — Aaron West still gives his dad a hard time about the last time he made it to the boys state basketball tournament....

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    OSSAA announces baseball state tournament sites

    Six high school baseball state championship games will be played at minor league stadiums in May. The Oklahoma Secondary School...

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    High school girls basketball: Powerful Seiling has chance for history

    SEILING — Kevin Farr knows and loves small-town high school athletics. He’s spent the past two decades traveling the many...

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    High school basketball notebook: Putnam City one win away from state tournament

    Putnam City coach Daniel Cunningham asked his boys basketball team to take stock of its play. Entering the last week of the...

    OU report card: Sooners played well in phases in 95-72 rout of Ole Miss

    SportsMar 23, 2019

    OU’s 95-72 domination of Ole Miss in the NCAA Tournament was so stunning, it’s hard to find anything on which to downgrade the Sooners. Here’s the report card: Starting lineup: A. The Sooner starters played 11:35 together. During those times,...

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    Class A girls basketball state tournament notebook: OCA getting second chance

    CLASS A GIRLS OCA clinches second straight appearance New Oklahoma Christian Academy coach Mike Sons has preached defense since...

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    Class B girls basketball state tournament notebook: Lomega is back with more motivation

    CLASS B GIRLS Lomega returns with motivation After a one-year hiatus from the Class B state tournament, Lomega has all the...

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    Class B boys basketball: Calumet rolling heading into state tournament

    CLASS B BOYS Calumet rolling heading into state tournament Calumet coach Jacob Mayfield wasn’t sure what life would be like...

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    Class A boys basketball notebook: Okarche headed back to state tourney

    CLASS A BOYS Okarche headed back to state tourney Okarche coach Ray West has been telling his team to get ready for the time of...

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    OSSAA sets Class B basketball state tournament brackets

    The Oklahoma Secondary School Activities Association announced the brackets for the Class B basketball state tournaments. The...

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    OSSAA sets Class A basketball state tournament brackets

    The Oklahoma Secondary School Activities Association announced the brackets for the Class A basketball state tournaments. The...

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    Class 6A state wrestling notebook: Choctaw’s Coleman captures 4th state title

    When Saturday’s final round started inside State Fair Arena, there had been 36 wrestlers to win a state title four consecutive...

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    Class 5A state wrestling notebook: Piedmont’s Heindselman finishes undefeated

    The feeling Josh Heindselman felt when he popped up off the mat was one of jubilation. The Piedmont senior went back to back on...

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    Class 4A wrestling notebook: Heritage Hall's Val Park claims third

    When he’s on the mat, Heritage Hall senior Val Park feels like an artist. His art on Saturday was rewarded with gold. Park won...

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    High school boys basketball roundup: El Reno's Dyson Plumley sparks win over rival

    With no idea how much time — if any — he had to get off one final, desperate shot, El Reno senior Dyson Plumley grabbed the...

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    Tuttle claims 11th straight Oklahoma state wrestling title in dominating fashion

    Tuttle coach Matt Surber tries to start each season with a blank slate. He’ll have a heck of a time clearing the deck next...

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    Class 3A state wrestling notebook: Bridge Creek crowns first two state champions

    Kolton Smith had come up short in the championship match the previous two seasons. When he took the mat Saturday night, he was...

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    High school girls basketball roundup: No. 1 Putnam West rallies to stun No. 12 Norman

    Putnam West loves chaos. A chaotic offensive attack, often relentless. A hounding defense that can wreck an opponent. Even...

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    High school basketball: Each qualifying team for Class A and Class B state tournaments

    Class A Boys No. 1 Fort Cobb-Broxton (22-17) No. 2 Glencoe (27-2) No. 3 Frontier (21-7) No. 4 Kiowa (27-2) No. 6 Cyril (23-4)...

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    High school boys basketball roundup: Deer Creek escapes upset-minded Yukon

    Deer Creek coach Mike Donnelly never has to worry about his team’s effort. Especially this time of year. “This is the time of...

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    State wrestling tournament: After childhood accident, Wiseley becomes first leg amputee wrestler to compete at state

    Brendon Wiseley doesn’t stand out among the crowd surrounding the mats. The junior 106-pounder from Sand Springs isn’t the...

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    State wrestling tournament notebook: Future Cowboy wrestlers battle in semifinals

    In a few months, Choctaw’s Colt Newton and Broken Arrow’s Reece Witcraft will be teammates. On Friday, they battled one final...

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    OSU offers McGuinness DE/LB Brynden Walker

    In less than a month, McGuinness star junior Brynden Walker added nearly a handful of scholarship offers. Friday, the list grew...

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    High school boys basketball: Heritage Hall sophomore passes 1,000-point mark

    Only a sophomore, Heritage Hall guard Trey Alexander is already leaving his mark in the record books. Alexander scored his...

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    Edmond Santa Fe tops Midwest City in father-daughter matchup

    Midwest City coach Katie Bass couldn’t help but notice her father’s shiny black-and-gold shoes. Edmond Santa Fe coach Paul Bass...

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    Bridge Creek wrestling is building momentum

    BLANCHARD — Up on the wall of the sweltering practice room at Bridge Creek High School hang four plaques with the wrestling...

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    Five storylines to watch at state wrestling tournament

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    Prep parade: Putnam West's Rondel Walker lined up for big postseason

    Rondel Walker hears it at least twice a game from his coach. Shoot the ball. Stop passing as much. Putnam West coach Lenny Bert...

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    High school notebook: OSSAA sets state tournament sites

    The Oklahoma Secondary School Activities Association announced the sites for each opening day of the state basketball...

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    As Classen looks to reach new heights, senior Campbell Walker Fields balancing basketball and singing

    There is a moment during each Classen SAS boys basketball game that senior Campbell Walker Fields enjoys most. Usually after...

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    Former Bixby players accused of rape ordered to pay $300 in restitution

    Four former Bixby football players accused of raping a teammate in 2017 were ordered to pay $300 in restitution, plus fines and...

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    The Oklahoman's picks for top basketball players of the week

    Boys basketball JD Ray, Midwest City JD Ray had one last home game at Midwest City. He went out with a bang. Ray scored 53...

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    Mustang wins regional, looks to fix errors for state tournament

    Mustang wrestling coach Brian Picklo has some ideas about postseason mentality. The end of the year is no time to get fancy....

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    How NBA-level introductions have trickled down to the high school level

    Sometimes Putnam West coach Lenny Bert watches the introduction of his starting lineup and just prays his team’s actual play on...

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    High school swimming notebook: Carl Albert girls bring home first state title

    EDMOND — Carl Albert swimmers huddled silently waiting for a dream to come true. Some prayed. Some agonized. The score, they...

    Thunder's plunge off the cliff continues in bewildering loss to Mavericks

    SportsApr 1, 2019

    Russell Westbrook air-balled a 3-point shot on the Thunder’s first possession, though in all fairness, it might have been a pass. The way Westbrook shoots, you can’t always tell. On the next possession, Paul George made made one of those...

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    High school swimming: Norman North's Aiden Hayes takes down two iconic records in huge day

    EDMOND — Standing beside the pool in a maroon polo shirt with a Jenks logo, Jake Pierce knew his landmark record was in...

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    High school boys basketball roundup: McGuinness gets going in second half against Berryhill

    McGuinness forward Patrick Sullivan left the floor frustrated in the first half. The senior picked up his third foul early in...

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    High school girls basketball roundup: Edmond Santa Fe looks like old self in win

    Keira Neal took flight despite the odds of blocking the shot. Edmond Santa Fe’s star guard is 5 feet 9. Edmond Memorial’s star...

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    Gregory takes pride competing for smaller Bridge Creek

    Gregory shines for Bridge Creek Caleb Gregory has to describe where Bridge Creek is to opposing swimmers every meet. The small...

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    Fast’s early success a product of perfectionist work ethic

    EDMOND – As Carlynn Fast readied on the starting block, she was hesitant to quickly plunge into the water. The freshman from...

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    High school sports notebook: Del City wrestling ready for regionals

    Del City coach Wes Ruth believes success builds confidence. The Del City wrestling team is heading to Westmoore this weekend to...

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    High school swimming: Eight OKC-area swimmers to watch at state meets

    The Class 6A and Class 5A state swim meets begin Friday with prelims at Edmond Schools Aquatic Center. Class 6A begins at 10...

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    High school swimming: Cancer free, 23-year-old Brycen McConnell has next big adventure as Stillwater's coach

    STILLWATER — Each mountain lit up as if it was on fire. As the sun set midway through 2016, the peaks filled the Wyoming...

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    NFHS awards 9 Oklahoma schools new AEDs

    Nine Oklahoma schools recently received Automated External Defibrillators as part of an effort by the National Federation of...

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    Howe's Jalei Oglesby moves to No. 3 on 5-on-5 scoring list

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    Prep parade: How the OSSAA is approaching football revenue loss

    Oklahoma Secondary School Activities Association executive director David Jackson was taken aback by the numbers. $162,000 and...

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    Stillwater closes road-stretch with win against Southmoore

    Stillwater coach Michael Davis is ready to head home. And he’s even more glad to being do so after a tough conference win. No....

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    High school girls basketball roundup: Putnam West pulls away from Midwest City for conference crown

    Putnam West senior Mekayla Furman heard every negative word spoken about her defensive ability. So, she changed the...

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    OSSAA adopting 40-second play clock

    The National Federation of State High School Associations announced Monday seven rules revisions for high school football next...