Edmond Memorial’s Levings surpasses 1,000 career points
Edmond Memorial’s Katelyn Levings joined the 1,000-point club with a 15-point performance in the Norman North loss on Friday. This season, the 6-foot-3 senior is averaging 16.1 points while grabbing nine rebounds per game.
“My dad definitely talked to me a lot about it as a freshman coming in and getting minutes,” Levings said. “But I struggled scoring a lot freshman year and I never knew that I would actually be able to make it.”
Levings, who has played varsity all four years, is the only starting player returning from last year’s 17-9 Bulldogs’ team. Edmond Memorial coach Curt Knox says that causes her to have to handle more of the scoring load.
“She’s very multiple, obviously at 6-3, she’s got all the moves, the secondary moves in the post position,” Knox said. “She certainly can step out and shoot the 3 as well. Obviously when you’re going to play DI basketball that pretty much speaks for itself.”
Levings signed with Arizona State last November.
“She’s very valuable, our best player, hardest worker, that’s what a coach always asks for,” Knox said. “She’s a good kid.”
Edmond Memorial will honor the forward at the next home game Jan. 31 against Moore.
Norman North, Edmond North dominate at COAC swim meet
Norman North and Edmond North topped the 12-team field Saturday at the Central Oklahoma Athletic Conference swim meet in Edmond.
In the boys division, Norman North finished with 422.5 points. Edmond North was second with 310 points.
Norman North’s Daniel Wilson (200-yard freestyle and 100 freestyle), Jonathan Tang (200 individual medley and 100 backstroke) and Aiden Hayes (100 butterfly and 100 breaststroke) each won two events.
Tang was named the Boys Swimmer of the Year.
On the girls side, Edmond North won the team title, finishing with 404 points. Norman North had 300 points to take second.
Edmond North’s Danielle Horst (50 freestyle), Liberty Long (100 butterfly) and Lily Rector (100 freestyle) each won one event.
Rector and Norman North’s Victoria Hollen were named the Girls Co-Swimmers of the Year.
Hollen won the 200 freestyle and 500 freestyle.
Sooners latest to make offer to Edmond Santa Fe star Talyn Shettron
Talyn Shettron is going to have his choice of schools to choose from when it's time to decide where he wants to play college football.
Edmond Santa Fe's standout sophomore wide receiver received his latest offer, Sunday from OU.
Shettron, who caught 66 passes fo 858 yards and 11 touchdowns, continues to show why he's becoming one of the state's top recruits in the 2022 class. At 6-3, Shettron has great hands, is an excellent route runner and blocks well. He's also a starter for the Wolves' basketball team.
He was named to The Oklahoman's 2019 Big All-City football second team and honorable mention All-State.
Deer Creek's Jacob Sexton receives offer from Sooners
As Jacob Sexton continues to grow, so does his list of offers.
The 6-6, 320-pound sophomore offensive lineman at Deer Creek received his latest offer, from the Sooners on Sunday, he announced on Twitter.
Sexton is quickly becoming one of the top prospects in the state for the 2022 class. He also holds offers from Kansas, Iowa State and Oklahoma State.
His recruitment is expected to keep growing. Sexton is dominant as both a run and pass blocker. He helped the Antlers to a 5-5 record in 2019.
Mustang’s Gabe Simonsen finishes fifth at USATF cross country championships
Mustang junior Gabe Simonsen took fifth place Saturday in the 8-kilometer race at USA Track and Field’s junior cross country championships in San Diego.
Simonsen’s performance earned him a spot on Team USA’s U-20 lineup at the Pan American Cross Country Cup, which is set for Feb. 29 in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada.
Competing against 22 high school and college runners, Simonsen completed Saturday’s run in 27 minutes, 14 seconds. The top six runners qualified for the Pan American event.
Simonsen has won two straight Class 6A state titles. He was The Oklahoman’s All-City Cross Country Runner of the Year in 2018.
Cameron Jourdan joined The Oklahoman in March 2019 to cover high school sports. He graduated from Oklahoma State University in May 2018. He had an internship with The Oklahoman and Stillwater News Press. During his time at OSU, Cameron served in a... Read more ›
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