Vote for The Oklahoman’s High School Athlete of the Week for Jan. 25-31
Here are The Oklahoman's high school athletes of the week for Jan. 25-31
D.J. Freeman, Sr., Casady: It was a huge week for Freeman, who has played some of his best basketball in recent weeks. He helped Casady to a 3-0 record and had a massive left-handed dunk that went viral on social media. During those three games, Freeman averaged 28.7 points on 67.9% shooting from the field. The 6-foot-6 forward also averaged 17.7 rebounds, 3.7 steals, 3.3 assists and 2.7 blocks. Freeman, who shot 86.7% from the free-throw line, has helped guide the Cyclones to a five-game win streak.
Karley Johnson, Jr., Mustang: The Arkansas commit shined for Class 6A No. 5 Mustang last week. The Broncos bested No. 8 Moore on Friday and then Yukon on Saturday, extending their win streak to three games. Johnson recorded 23 points, seven assists and ten rebounds in the two games. She played a vital role while battling 2020 Oklahoma Gatorade Player of the Year Aaliyah Moore in Mustang’s 58-50 win over Moore. The 5-foot-8 forward then scored 16 points in Mustang’s 69-54 win over Yukon. Johnson is looking more comfortable with her new team this season and has helped lead Mustang to a 13-3 record. She transferred in the offseason from Newcastle, where she was named to The Oklahoman’s 2020 Little All-City first team.
Max Wolfley, Sr., Carl Albert: He had excellent performances at two meets over the past week. He won the 50-yard freestyle and 100 freestyle at the Suburban Conference meet last Tuesday, then claimed victories in the 50 freestyle and 200 freestyle against Plainview and Piedmont on Friday. Wolfley will look to add to his recent success during regionals this week.
Abigail Palmer, Jr., Yukon: She had a pair of top-three individual finishes during a meet at Fort Gibson last Tuesday. She placed second in the 100 backstroke and third in the 400 freestyle and also helped Yukon place second in the 200 medley relay and third in the 400 freestyle relay. Her performances helped Yukon earn the win, beating Fort Gibson, Tulsa Edison, Mount St. Mary, Checotah and Tulsa Memorial.
John Roberts, So., Oklahoma Christian School: Roberts won the 184-pound title at the Chickasha High School Classic last weekend. He edged Shawnee’s Samuel Anderson 3-2 in the championship match, improving to 20-3 on the season. Roberts is just a sophomore but has already made a name for himself at OCS. Last year, he became the first wrestler in school history to advance to the state tournament.
Cameron Jourdan, Nick Sardis and James D. Jackson, Staff writers
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 ›
Nick Sardis joined The Oklahoman in 2017, and he covers high school sports. Born and raised in Norman, he played baseball at Norman North High School and is a student at the University of Oklahoma. Read more ›
James D. Jackson joined The Oklahoman in January 2020 to cover high school sports. He a University of Central Oklahoma graduate. During his time at UCO, James served as a sports reporter and Editor-in-Chief of the student newspaper, The Vista.... Read more ›