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James Jackson
James Jackson

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. James was born in Oklahoma City but has resided in Midwest City since then.

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Class 2A girls basketball: A look at each team in the 2021 Oklahoma state tournament

Thursday at Noble, Friday and Saturday at State Fair Arena: Dale vs. Hooker 8 p.m. Thursday Dale Coach: Eric Smith | Record:...

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Class 3A girls basketball: A look at each team in the 2021 Oklahoma state tournament

Wednesday and Saturday at State Fair Arena, Friday at Noble: Roland vs. Valliant 2 p.m. Wednesday Roland Coach: Greg Pratt |...

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Class 4A girls basketball: A look at each team in the 2021 Oklahoma state tournament

Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday at State Fair Arena: Classen SAS vs. Fort. Gibson 4 p.m. Tuesday Classen SAS Coach: Jim...

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Oklahoma Class B girls basketball: Lomega nabs 15th title with perfect 27-0 season

Hensley Eaton drove to her right as the Kiowa defense broke down. She saw Emma Duffy in the corner and fired a pass to her. “I...

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Oklahoma high school basketball: The Oklahoman’s 2021 Class A and B All-Tournament teams

The Oklahoman’s 2021 Class A and B All-Tournament teams Here’s a look at The Oklahoman’s selections for the 2021 Classes A and...

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Oklahoma Class A girls basketball: Hydro-Eakly routs Vanoss to repeat as state champions

Rees Berkey stood at the top of the key with her hand in the air as her 3-point shot fell through the cylinder. She smiled and...

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Oklahoma high school basketball: State tournament qualifiers for Classes 6A-2A

Teams have started punching their tickets to the Classes 6A-2A basketball state tournaments, which start next Tuesday in...

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'I like pressure': Emrie Ellis looking to cap perfect season with Vanoss' first state title in 29 years

Emrie Ellis walked off the court to a standing ovation at the State Fair Arena. With about three minutes left in the Class A...

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Oklahoma Class A boys basketball: Roundup of semifinal state tournament games

Hydro-Eakly took the lead in overtime and never gave it back as they knocked off Snyder 63-55 in the Class A semifinal round....

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Oklahoma Class A girls basketball: Roundup of semifinal state tournament games

Class A girls played their semifinal games Friday at State Fair Arena. Here's what happened:Vanoss 69, Vici 48Emily Wilson has...

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Oklahoma Class A boys basketball: Roundup of quarterfinal state tournament games

Roundup of Class A boys basketball state tournament quarterfinal games.

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Oklahoma high school girls basketball: Smith scores 18 and Choctaw advances to the state tournament with OT win

In an overtime thriller, Choctaw took the area championship over Mustang 56-52 at Mustang gymnasium. Choctaw advanced to the...

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Oklahoma Class B girls basketball: Roundup of quarterfinal state tournament games

Roundup of girls state tournament basketball on Tuesday.

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Class A girls basketball: A look at each team in the 2021 Oklahoma state tournament

Class A girls basketball games on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday at State Fair Arena. VANOSS VS. THOMAS-FAY-CUSTER,...

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Class B girls basketball: A look at each team in the 2021 Oklahoma state tournament

Class B girls basketball games on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday at State Fair Arena. LOMEGA VS. HAMMON, 2 P.M. LOMEGA Coach:...

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Oklahoma high school basketball: State tournament qualifiers for Classes A/B

The basketball state tournament is close.Thirty-two teams across Oklahoma punched their ticket to State Fair Arena over the...

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Oklahoma high school girls basketball roundup: Mustang's stout defense leads to regional championship

Girls basketball roundup of regional championship games on Saturday afternoon.

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Oklahoma high school girls basketball roundup: Kayla Jones scores 19 points to push Moore over Del City

Playoff basketball began for Class 6A and 5A girls and continued for lower classes on Thursday night. Here’s a quick recap of...

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Oklahoma high school girls basketball: Moore's Aaliyah Moore undergoes hip surgery, ending prep career

Moore High opened its regional tournament with a win Thursday night, but its superstar was stuck watching just days after being...

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Oklahoma high school girls basketball: Nationally-ranked Norman forms it’s own bubble

NORMAN — Michael Neal watched the Norman girls basketball team weave its way through opening drills as hip-hop music played...

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'Scoring is just my job': How Cameron's Brooke McCormack set an Oklahoma high school basketball record

Brooke McCormack has always been fueled by her competitive spirit. “She doesn’t like getting beat in practice. She doesn’t like...

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Oklahoma high school basketball: Aaliyah Moore a finalist for Naismith National Girls Player of the Year

On Tuesday, Aaliyah was named one of five finalists for the Jersey Mike’s Naismith National High School Girls Basketball Player...

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The Oklahoman's high school athletes of the week for Feb. 8-14

Here are The Oklahoman's high school athletes of the week for Feb. 8-14: Boys basketball Israel Hart, Sr., Midwest City: The...

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The Oklahoman’s 108th All-State football team

OFFENSE Pos. — Name, School — Class — Ht. — Wt. QB — Luke Tarman, McGuinness — Sr. — 6-2 — 190 RB — Braden Drake, Wagoner — Sr....

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Oklahoma high school basketball: What we learned from Friday's action

Even with cold, snowy conditions, there were plenty of basketball teams in action across the state Friday. Here's what we...

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Vote for The Oklahoman's High School Athlete of the Week for Feb. 1-7

Here are The Oklahoman's high school athletes of the week for Feb. 1-7. Cast your vote for the overall athlete of the week, as...

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Oklahoma girls high school basketball: Who will win 2021 Super 5 player of the year? These 10 players make their case

This is the stretch run of the girls high school basketball season with the playoffs only a few weeks away leading up to the...

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Oklahoma high school basketball roundup: Crawford, Carr and Harmon push Piedmont past Carl Albert

A roundup of Friday night games between Carl Albert and Piedmont.

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How Harding Prep's Kendra Gillispie keeps 'pushing like a freight train' after losing 'guardian angel'

Kendra Gillispie puts on her jersey and laces up her sneakers like she’s always done before games. But this season, whenever...

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Oklahoma high school basketball: Nuthman, Winslow's 3-point shooting sparks CHA's comeback

The Crusaders (15-4), who fell behind by as much as 16 points, were able to come back thanks to the shooting of Nuthman and...

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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 Boys basketball D.J. Freeman, Sr., Casady: It was a...

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Big All-City football: Meet The Oklahoman's 2020 first-team selections

Editor's note: This year's OKC Metro High School Sports Awards will feature only an overall All-City team for each sport in...

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The Oklahoman’s 2020 Little All-City football roster

First team Offense Pos. — Name, School — Class — Ht. — Wt. QB — Ben Harman, Cashion — Jr. — 6-0 — 160 RB — Chase Allison,...

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Little All-City football: Meet The Oklahoman's 2020 first-team selections

Editor's note: This year's OKC Metro High School Sports Awards will feature only an overall All-City team for each sport in...

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The Oklahoman’s 2020 Big All-City football roster

First team Offense Pos. — Name, School — Class — Ht. — Wt. QB — Luke Tarman, McGuinness — Sr. — 6-2 — 190 RB — Kentrell...

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Oklahoma high school girls basketball recruiting: Kendra Gillispie announces top 5 schools

Harding Charter Prep’s Kendra Gillispie announced with a video last week, the top five schools she will focus on in recruiting....

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Oklahoma high school boys basketball: Whit Carpenter leads Blanchard's big fourth-quarter charge to beat Tuttle

With a big fourth quarter, Blanchard earned a rivalry-game win over Tuttle 58-50 at Tuttle gymnasium. The Lions outscored the...

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Oklahoma high school girls basketball: Surber, Periman step up big as Tuttle's win streak grows to 13

Tuttle’s duo of Periman and Surber was pivotal in its 54-48 win over Blanchard at the Tuttle gymnasium on Tuesday night. The...

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Here are The Oklahoman's high school athletes of the week for Jan. 18-24

Here are The Oklahoman's high school athletes of the week for Jan. 18-24.

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Oklahoma high school softball: All-City Athletic Conference announces 2020 All-Conference team

The All-City Athletic Conference announced Monday its All-Conference softball team for the 2020 season.

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Oklahoma high school girls basketball: Roundup of Saturday's championship games

The second big weekend of basketball tournaments across the state wrapped up Saturday.Here's a roundup of girls games across...

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Oklahoma high school basketball: Roundup of Friday's tournament action

The second big high school basketball tournament weekend is well underway with numerous semifinal contests across the city...

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Oklahoma high school basketball: Roundup of Thursday's tournament action

The second big high school basketball tournament weekend of January kicked off Thursday with multiple teams in action across...

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Oklahoma high school basketball: Young, Garrison take over late to lead Del City past Midwest City

A roundup of Del City and Midwest City's matchups on Tuesday night.

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The Oklahoman's high school athletes of the week for Jan. 11-17

Here are The Oklahoman's high school athletes of the week for Jan. 11-17: Boys basketball Vance Raney, Jr., Cashion: Raney...

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Oklahoma high school girls basketball: How Randi Harding arrived just in time to lift up Mustang

MUSTANG — Randi Harding flashed in front of the Southmoore guard and stopped her in her tracks. Leading Mustang’s full-court...

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The Oklahoman's 108th All-State football first-team selections for 2020 season

The Oklahoman's high school sports staff has revealed its first-team selections of the 108th All-State football team. The...

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Oklahoma high school softball: OSSAA approves fastpitch softball districts for 2021 and 2022

The Oklahoma Secondary School Activities Association approved the 2021 and 2022 fastpitch softball district breakdown on...

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The Oklahoman's high school athletes of the week for Jan. 4-10

Here are The Oklahoman's Athletes of the Week for Jan. 4-10: Boys basketball Reid Lovelace, Jr., Crossings Christian: Lovelace...

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Oklahoma high school boys basketball: Joell Wilson's big night helps Edmond North survive Putnam West's late run

Wilson helped Edmond North survive Putnam West’s late-game surge to win the Putnam City Invitational championship 85-82 on...

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Oklahoma high school girls basketball: Nelson, Pitts lifts Tulsa Union over Bixby in PCI championship

Tulsa Union topped Bixby 47-45 in the Putnam City Invitational championship game on Saturday.

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Oklahoma high school basketball: Roundup of Friday's tournament action

There was plenty of semifinal basketball tournament action Friday across the Oklahoma City metro.Here's a roundup of those...

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Oklahoma high school basketball: Roundup of Thursday's tournament action

Multiple basketball tournaments got underway Thursday across the Oklahoma City metro.Here's a roundup of those games:BOYSPUTNAM...

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Oklahoma high school girls basketball: 5 things to watch for at this weekend’s tournaments

With two big high school basketball tournaments this weekend, there is much to look forward to as teams go at it for the first...

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Big All-City softball: Meet The Oklahoman's 2020 first-team selections

Editor's note: This year's OKC Metro High School Sports Awards will feature only an overall All-City team for each sport in...

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Meet The Oklahoman's 2020 Little All-City softball roster

First team P: Katelyn Hicks, Sr., Washington C: Danyn Lang, Sr., Dale UT: Alexx Waitman, Sr., Crossings Christian IF:...

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Little All-City softball: Meet The Oklahoman's 2020 first-team selections

Editor's note: This year's OKC Metro High School Sports Awards will feature only an overall All-City team for each sport in...

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Meet The Oklahoman's 2020 Big All-City softball roster

First team P: Terin Ritz, Sr., Deer Creek C: Abbey Rogers, Sr., Carl Albert IF: Brinly Maples, Jr., Southmoore IF: Analise...

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Oklahoma high school boys basketball: Owen Cunningham shines in his new role and Deer Creek's first win

With Cunningham’s performance, Deer Creek topped Norman 56-43 at Norman Gymnasium on Tuesday night for its first win of the...

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Oklahoma high school girls basketball: Embry, Henderson dominate in Norman's 50-point win

Embry and Henderson were the two sparks for Norman as they each finished with 17 points. Their combined efforts helped lead...

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Meet The Oklahoman's 2020 All-City fastpitch softball team

Player of the year finalist Terin Ritz, Deer Creek Position: Pitcher Class: Senior The story: Ritz was an all-around player...

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Oklahoma high school sports: Carl Albert's football streak, Trey Alexander's finale and the 21 things to look forward to in 2021

With the turn of the calendar comes another opportunity for lifelong highlights, record-breaking seasons and more. Here are 21...

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OKC Thunder: How Isaiah Roby went off for 19 points vs. Orlando Magic after never scoring in two years in the NBA

Isaiah Roby caught Shai Gilgeous-Alexander’s pass behind the 3-point line and watched as his teammates gave him room. The...

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Oklahoma high school football: Looking back on the 2020 season

The craziest Oklahoma high school football season in state history is finished.

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Oklahoma high school football: Keep a look out for Kirk Francis. He's Tulsa Metro Christian's next star quarterback

Saturday’s win was more than just a state championship win for the Metro Christian quarterback, who completed 29 of 44 passes...

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Oklahoma high school girls basketball: 5 observations from start of the season

Although football season is wrapping up this week, high school basketball is well underway for the first time since March....

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OU basketball: How Umoja Gibson went from feeling like 'chicken with his head cut off' to joining Sooners' scoring punch

NORMAN — Austin Reaves couldn’t have looked more comfortable. Leading the Sooners in transition, Reaves saw Brady Manek running...

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Oklahoma high school football: The Oklahoman's signing day 2021 Super 30 rankings

No. 1: Kendal Daniels, DB, Beggs, 6-4, 198: Daniels, who signed with Texas A&M on Wednesday, helped guide Beggs to the...

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OU basketball: 3 takeaways from Sooners' 79-65 win over Oral Roberts

Austin Reaves was able to get whatever he wanted on the court on Wednesday night. His stellar performance led to the Sooners...

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National Signing Day: Bryce Stephens signs to Arkansas

Stephens took a pen and signed his national letter of intent to play Division-I football at Arkansas. After taking a picture of...

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Vote in The Oklahoman’s Fans’ Choice Player of the Week poll

With the high school football season winding down, the state's top teams and players continue to shine on the brightest...

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Oklahoma Class 4A football: Wagoner caps perfect season with its fifth state championship

EDMOND – Chase Nanni wasn’t going to be fooled. Clinton, looking for a spark on offense, gave the ball to its star running back...

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Oklahoma Class 2A football: Washington knocks off Beggs to advance to the state championship

Washington bested Beggs 38-22 at Warrior Field on Friday night to advance to the Class 2A state championship and Wilk played a...

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Oklahoma high school football: Carl Albert, Bishop McGuinness a Class 5A rivalry to remember

Mike Corley gathered his team around after the dominant semifinal win over Collinsville on Friday night. Headed to the Class 5A...

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Oklahoma high school girls basketball: Parker Stevenson scores 40 points in Bethel's season opener

Stevenson scored 40 points in Bethel’s season opener on Monday night. The sophomore’s outstanding scoring spurt led Bethel to a...

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Vote in The Oklahoman's Fans' Choice Player of the Week poll

As the football season winds down, there continues to be no shortage of stellar performances each week. The Oklahoman's...

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Oklahoma Class 6A-I football: Jenks dominates Edmond Santa Fe, captures 17th state championship in school history

EDMOND — Cade Stacy read the quarterback’s eyes. The junior defensive back from Jenks knew the quarterback’s vision would lead...

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Oklahoma Class 4A football: Clinton knocks off Blanchard 10-7 to advance to the state championship

The 30-yard trick play was Clinton’s only touchdown of the night but it proved to be vital as Clinton bested Blanchard 10-7 at...

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Oklahoma high school football: Why Davenport's Carson Funk is nicknamed 'Slash' by his coaching staff

DAVENPORT — Carson Funk is not the prototypical athlete. While many high school football athletes play at most one position on...

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Oklahoma Class 2A football: Collin Matteson seals OCS win with late-game interception

With little time left, Matteson’s interception sealed the 19-13 third-round playoff win over Community Christian School on...

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Vote in The Oklahoman's Fans' Choice Player of the Week poll

The Oklahoman's Fans' Choice Player of the Week poll for the top games by OKC-area players is now live.

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Oklahoma Class 4A football: Blanchard edges Bristow to advance to semifinals

The touchdown pass gave Blanchard a two-score lead which they carried to a 21-18 playoff win over Bristow on Friday night.

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How Steven Adams created countless memories with OKC Thunder? Stache Bros, flip flops and a 3-point shimmy

Steven Adams was traded from the Thunder to the Pelicans on Saturday, ending his seven-year tenure in Oklahoma City. Adams and...

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Vote in The Oklahoman’s Fans’ Choice Player of the Week poll

Another week of playoff action brought more incredible performances.The Oklahoman's Fans' Choice Player of the Week poll for...

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Oklahoma high schools remain cautious as they turn attention to winter sports: 'We try not to take it for granted'

Lonnie Nunley called it one of his hardest days as Cache’s athletic director. After beating Tecumseh last week to open the high...

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Oklahoma Class 2A football: Boyce McIntosh leads Community Christian to playoff win while battling ankle injury

Boyce tallied more than double what his coaches asked of him. He finished the game with 23 carries for 159 yards and three...

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Oklahoma Class 5A football: El Reno forces six turnovers in first playoff win since 2009

El Reno carried the lead to a 41-14 win over Piedmont on Friday night at Memorial Stadium. In total El Reno forced 6 turnovers,...

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Oklahoma high school football: Amaurion Norment leads Putnam North to first playoff win since 2005 with 'unbelievable run'

Amaurion Norment decided he was going to be the feature back on Friday night. Crammed with multiple athletes that play on both...

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Vote in The Oklahoman's Fans' Choice Player of the Week poll

The Oklahoman's Fans' Choice Player of the Week poll for the top games by OKC-area players is now live.

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Oklahoma Class 2A football: Christian Heritage forces 4 turnovers in playoff win

The Crusaders nabbed three interceptions and one fumble recovery, for four total turnovers. The stout defensive performance led...

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Oklahoma Class 4A football: Newcastle scores 21 unanswered points in second half to win

Shumard’s 16-yard pass to Barker late in the fourth quarter proved to be the game-winning touchdown play as the Racers stormed...

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Oklahoma high school football: Friday night takeaways

Here are some highlights and observations from The Oklahoman's high school sports reporters about the games they covered Friday...

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Oklahoma signing day roundup: Moore’s Aaliyah Moore signs with Texas Longhorns; Sooners sign CHA golfer

Moore’s Aaliyah Moore signs with Texas "A sweet ending to a new beginning" are the words that decorated Aaliyah Moore’s table...

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Oklahoma high school football: The Oklahoman’s 2020 state title picks for Classes A to C

The Oklahoman’s high school beat writers make their football state title picks for Classes A to C.

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Oklahoma high school football: Piedmont clinches spot to host playoff game for first time in 16 years

With the win on Friday, Piedmont will host the playoffs for the first time in 16 years.

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Oklahoma high school football: Breaking down the Class C playoff bracket

The Class C football playoffs begin Friday across the state. Here is a breakdown of the bracket. The favorite Timberlake: The...

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Oklahoma high school football: The Oklahoman’s 2020 state title picks for Classes 6A-I to 2A

The Oklahoman’s high school beat writers make their high school football state title picks for Classes 6A-I to 2A.

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Oklahoma high school football: Breaking down the Class 2A playoff bracket

The Class 2A football playoffs begin Friday across the state. Here is a breakdown of the bracket. Potential second-round...

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Oklahoma high school football: Breaking down the Class 5A playoff bracket

The Class 5A football playoffs begin Friday across the state. Here is a breakdown of the bracket. Player to watch Luke...

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Oklahoma high school football: OSSAA announces 2020 Class 4A playoff bracket

The Oklahoma Secondary School Activities Association announced Sunday brackets for the Class 4A-I football playoffs.

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Oklahoma high school football: OSSAA announces 2020 Class B playoff bracket

The Oklahoma Secondary School Activities Association announced Sunday brackets for the Class B football playoffs.

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Vote in The Oklahoman's Fans' Choice Player of the Week poll for Week 10

The Oklahoman's Fans' Choice Player of the Week poll for the top games by OKC-area players in Week 10 is now live. Fans can...

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Oklahoma high school football: Norman North dominates run game in 59-10 win vs. Southmoore

Norman North dominated the run game as they bested Southmoore 59-10 at Harve Collins Field on Friday night. In total, the...

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Oklahoma high school football: Yukon earns its first state playoff berth in Class 6A-I

In their fourth season under head coach Jeremy Reed, the senior group was the first to lead Yukon to its first earned playoff...

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Oklahoma high school football: New playoff rules have sparked unprecedented end-season opportunities

Brad Hill did his best to contain his excitement. “The goal all this time,” he said, “was to be in the playoffs.” The football...

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Oklahoma high school football: Marcellous Hawkins, Putnam City gearing up for Owasso after big offensive performance

The collection of dominant offensive performances is what Putnam City will need when they travel to take on Owasso (9-0) on Friday

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Oklahoma high school softball: OHSFSCA announces 2021 All-State teams, coaches

The 2021 games are slated for Saturday, June 12, 2021, at Oklahoma Christian University in Edmond. The Large school game will...

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Oklahoma high school football: Clint Campbell's long runs carry McLoud to win

Campbell’s second-half score gave McLoud a two-touchdown lead which propelled them to a 42-28 win over Bridge Creek on Saturday...

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Oklahoma high school football: Community Christian's midseason addition is 'making a difference' while learning the game

NORMAN — Bai Jobe hasn’t had the same amount of football lessons as many of the players he competes with. So, he keeps one tip...

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Vote in The Oklahoman's Fans' Choice Player of the Week poll for Week 9

The Oklahoman's Fans' Choice Player of the Week poll for the top games by OKC-area players in Week 9 is now live. Fans can vote...

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Oklahoma high school football: Yukon's big third quarter leads to 31-28 win

Hahn’s pick-6 gave Yukon its first lead of the game which led to a 31-28 win over Westmoore at Miller Stadium on Friday night....

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Oklahoma high school football: Chandler records its third defensive shutout in district win

It was that kind of night for Meeker as the Chandler defense continuously swarmed the ball in its 30-0 win on Friday night. It...

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Oklahoma high school football: Heritage Hall survives Anadarko's late surge to win 39-27

Heritage Hall topped Anadarko 39-27 at Pop Murray Memorial Field on Friday night.

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Vote in The Oklahoman's Fans' Choice Player of the Week poll for Week 8

Plenty of players across the city had big performances to help teams clinch pivotal wins with the regular season inching toward...

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Oklahoma high school football: Trevon Baysinger leads Moore to win in his first start

Baysinger’s long run gave Moore a two-touchdown lead which the Lions carried to a 21-14 win over Putnam City on Thursday night.

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Oklahoma high school football: Friday night takeaways

Here are some highlights and observations from The Oklahoman's high school sports reporters about the games they covered Friday...

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Oklahoma high school football: Luke Tarman leads Bishop McGuinness to win with 5 TDs

Bishop McGuinness bested Piedmont 33-14 at Connlley field on Friday night.

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Oklahoma high school football: 'New-style' offenses have sparked scoring surge

El Reno coach Chuck Atchison remembers the game like it was yesterday. “I’ve thought about it every day before this season...

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Oklahoma high school softball: COAC announces 2020 All-Conference teams

The Central Oklahoma Athletic Conference announced Thursday its All-Conference softball teams for the 2019 season.

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Oklahoma high school football: Connor Bolser's redemption play seals Newcastle's win

On Bethany's final effort to win, Bolser intercepted a Bethany pass and returned it 20-yards for a touchdown.

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Oklahoma Class 6A softball: Riley Sharp hits walk-off double to win Southmoore the state championship

Sharp hit a walk-off double in the eighth inning to win Southmoore the Class 6A state championship.

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Oklahoma Class 5A softball: Coweta finishes dominant season with 8-3 win over Carl Albert for the state championship

It was enough to propel Coweta to an 8-3 win over Carl Albert for the Class 5A state championship on OGE Energy Field on...

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Oklahoma Class 4A softball: Tuttle wins the state championship in an 11-inning thriller

It was all the cushion Tuttle needed to top Lone Grove 8-6 on the OGE Energy Field to win the Class 4A state championship. The...

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Oklahoma Class 6A softball: Southmoore rallies past Deer Creek to reach state final

Southmoore coach Jason Lingo had a reason to be nervous. Deer Creek loaded the bases in the bottom of the eighth inning of...

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Oklahoma Class 4A softball: Tuttle scores 6 runs in the final inning to advance to the Class 4A state championship

Tuttle advanced to the Class 4A state championship with a 9-5 win over Tecumseh. The Tigers scored six runs in the final inning.

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Oklahoma Class 6A softball: Lily Shaw hits two-run home run to send Owasso to the state championship

Shaw’s home run led to a 4-1 win over Edmond Memorial on Field 4 of the USA Softball Hall of Fame Complex. The Rams scored four...

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Oklahoma Class 5A softball: Carl Albert's big final inning leads to state championship birth

With a big seventh-inning rally, Carl Albert beat Claremore 5-1 on Field 3 of the USA Softball Hall of Fame Complex on Friday...

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Oklahoma Class 4A softball: Tuttle's hot start leads to 13-4 win over Broken Bow

Tuttle bested Broken Bow 13-4 on Field 1 of the USA Softball Hall of Fame Complex on Thursday night. The Tigers opened the game...

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Oklahoma Class 6A softball: Edmond Memorial beats Stillwater 4-3 to advance to the semifinals

Edmond Memorial survived the late charge from Stillwater to win 4-3 on Field 4 of the USA Hall of Fame Complex.

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Oklahoma Class 6A softball: Ashlee Hogg's ninth-inning hit sends Deer Creek to state semifinals

On a 3-2 count with two outs, Hogg hit an RBI single to right field that scored the game-winning run.

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Oklahoma Class 6A softball: Southmoore beats Jenks 7-6 with back-to-back home runs

The back-to-back home runs in the 7th inning propelled Southmoore over Jenks 7-6 on Field 4 of the USA Softball Hall of Fame...

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Oklahoma high school softball: Here are eight players to watch at the state tournament

Eight players to watch The Class 6A-4A state softball tournaments start Thursday at the USA Hall of Fame Stadium. Here are some...

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Oklahoma high school softball: Lauren Bratcher pushes Del City 'over the edge' to first state tournament in 18 years

DEL CITY — Gerre Griffin knew his team was facing a daunting task. In a regional softball bracket with Santa Fe South, Lawton...

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Oklahoma high school football: Ethane Hyche is taking over as feature back for Edmond Santa Fe

Ethane Hyche couldn’t have been more relentless. In Friday’s game against Yukon, Hyche took a handoff and quickly burst to his...

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Oklahoma high school fastpitch softball: OSSAA announces state tournament brackets for Classes 6A-4A

The Oklahoma Secondary School Activity Association released Monday the fastpitch softball state tournament brackets for Classes...

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Vote in The Oklahoman's Fans' Choice Player of the Week poll for Week 6

Plenty of high school football players had big performances this week with the playoffs creeping closer.Some led big comebacks...

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Oklahoma Class 3A softball: Grace Anderson throws a 15-strikeout no-hitter to lead Tishomingo to back-to-back state championships

Anderson threw a no-hitter in Tishomingo’s 3-0 win over Washington for the Class 3A state championship. Overall, Anderson...

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Oklahoma Class 2A softball: Latta bests Dale 5-3 for the state championship

Latta exploded in the fourth inning to knock off Dale 5-3 for the Class 2A state championship on Saturday evening.

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Oklahoma Class A softball: Ripley survives final push from Binger-Oney to win the state championship

Ripley defeated Binger-Oney 6-4 for the Class A state championship on Saturday afternoon.

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Oklahoma Class B softball: Red Oak defeats Roff 2-1 to win Class B state championship

With a one-run advantage, Ober’s double play was crucial as Red Oak hung on to defeat Roff 2-1 to win the fastpitch softball...

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Oklahoma high school football: Friday night takeaways

Here are some highlights and observations from The Oklahoman's high school sports reporters about the games they covered Friday...

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Oklahoma high school football: Carl Albert scores 42 unanswered points to beat Bishop McGuinness 56-35

After falling behind by three touchdowns just before the half, Carl Albert stormed back for a 56-35 win over Bishop McGuinness...

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Oklahoma Class 2A softball: Latta beat defending champion Silo in extra innings to advance to state final

Latta knocked off defending state champion Silo 5-4 in 10 innings on Friday afternoon. The Panthers came back from a four-run...

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Oklahoma Class A softball: Binger-Oney advanced to the state championship with another strong defensive outing

With the win on Friday afternoon, Binger-Oney topped Caddo 4-0 in seven innings to advance to the Class A state championship.

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Oklahoma Class 2A softball: Dale advanced to its 8th straight state title game

With a 7-3 win over Stroud on Friday afternoon, Dale advanced to its eighth straight state title appearance.

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Oklahoma Class A softball: Binger-Oney advanced to the semifinals with a six-inning run-rule

Smith’s home run “set the tone” for Binger-Oney as they run-ruled Stuart 10-0 in six innings on Thursday evening.

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Oklahoma Class 2A softball: Dale's Addie Bell led the Pirates to a run-rule victory

She finished the game 4-4 from the plate while allowing just five hits as a pitcher on Thursday afternoon. Bell's all-around...

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Oklahoma Class 2A softball: Stroud advances to the semifinals with win over Amber-Pocasset

With Baker’s performance, Stroud topped Amber-Pocasset 9-2 on Field 4 of the USA Softball Hall of Fame Stadium. Stroud scored...

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Oklahoma high school softball: Here are seven players to watch at the state tournament

Seven players to watch The high school softball state Class 3A-B state tournaments start Thursday at the Ball Fields at...

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Oklahoma high school softball: Why Dale is driven to 'get that bad taste out of our mouth'

Dale coach Andy Powell didn’t have much to say. After defeating Silo to win the Class 2A fastpitch softball state title in the...

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Oklahoma high school football midseason awards: Who is the state's Most Valuable Player?

The Oklahoman’s high school coverage team breaks down some midseason award winners, but keep in mind, this is not a prediction...

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Oklahoma high school softball: OSSAA announced brackets for Class 3A-B state tournaments

The Oklahoma Secondary School Activity Association released softball state tournament brackets for Class 3A - B on Monday.

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Vote in The Oklahoman's Fans' Choice Player of the Week poll for Week 5

There were no shortages of great performances at the halfway point of the high school football season.The Oklahoman's Fans'...

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Oklahoma high school football: Edmond North earn first win in new stadium

After going winless last season, the 14-7 win over Moore on Friday night was the first-ever win for Edmond North in its new...

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Oklahoma high school football: Edmond Santa Fe scores 10 touchdowns in rout of Westmoore

MOORE — Scott Pfieffer could not be stopped. It became apparent on the opening drive when the junior quarterback led Edmond...

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Oklahoma high school football: Carson May throws 4 TDs to lead Jones to district win

The long pass was one of many highlight plays May made to lead Jones to a 27-15 district road win over Chandler on Friday night.

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Oklahoma high school football: Friday night takeaways

Goliath matchup lives up to billingAlthough the scoreboard wouldn't indicate it, Friday's matchup between Bixby and Carl Albert...

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The Oklahoman's Athletes of the Week for Sept. 24-30

Boys cross country Brendan Robeaux, Mustang: The senior placed fourth in the Class 6A race at the pre-state meet at Edmond...

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Oklahoma high school softball: Rebecca Cobb guided Tuttle to fifth-straight district title

Through five seasons, Tuttle is 64-0 in district play. Cobb, who became Tuttle’s coach in 2016 has guided them to every win.

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Oklahoma high school football: Heritage Hall's Gavin Freeman ties school record with a 95-yard touchdown reception in district win

In the clear, the junior receiver ran for the score. His 95-yard catch and run tied the school record for the longest touchdown...

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Oklahoma high school football: Bishop McGuinness quarterback Luke Tarman excelling as ‘main guy’

Luke Tarman stood in shotgun formation with an empty backfield. Bishop McGuinness was set up on its own 20-yard line with...

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Vote in The Oklahoman's Fans' Choice Player of the Week poll for Week 4

The first week of district play came with numerous big performances across the city.The Oklahoman's Fans' Choice Player of the...

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Oklahoma high school football: Jason Sexton earns first win as Shawnee coach

Looking for the first win of the season, Shawnee bonded together to knock off Durant 33-12 on Friday night. The win was...

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Oklahoma high school football: Cedric Young, Putnam City defense force 5 turnovers in win

Young’s two interceptions sparked Putnam City’s 14-7 win over Edmond North at Putnam City Stadium on Friday Night.

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Oklahoma high school football: The dream play that led to Choctaw's first win over Tulsa Washington in school history

Choctaw found the endzone a few plays later to secure a 26-22 road win over Booker T. Washington on the road. It was the first...

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Oklahoma high school football: Friday night takeaways

Here are some highlights and observations from The Oklahoman's high school sports reporters about the games they covered Friday...

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‘If you can’t be there, be here': Oklahoma high school football streaming broadcasts on the rise in age of COVID-19

Kirk Norman and the Carl Albert broadcast crew entered Gary Rose Stadium with their equipment in hand. One laptop, a camera,...

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Oklahoma high school softball: Terin Ritz leads Deer Creek to another district win

With her production, Deer Creek topped Putnam City 13-1 on Thursday night for another district win. The Antlers improved to...

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The Oklahoman's Athletes of the Week for Sept. 17-23

Boys cross country Josh Cherry, Edmond Memorial: He earned a second-place finish in the Class 6A-5A division at the OK Runner...

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Oklahoma girls basketball recruiting: Norman's Myka Perry commits to Florida

Norman’s Myka Perry announced her commitment to the Gators with a tweet on Thursday, where she thanked her family, coaches and...

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Oklahoma high school softball: Mustang will use 2020 COAC championship win as a 'springboard'

The tournament win will likely give Mustang (18-8) a confidence boost heading into a tough final stretch of the regular season....

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OU women's basketball: Sooners offer three Putnam West freshmen

Taliya Parker and Shamar Bert announced their offers with a Twitter post on Monday night. Caya Smith’s offer was confirmed by...

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Oklahoma high school football: The play that sealed Mustang's overtime win

But Haddox, and Mustang safety Karston Keene, broke up the pass in the endzone. Haddox, who had just made an error that led to...

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Oklahoma high school football: Kane Ainesworth led Tecumseh back from first half deficit

With Ainesworth at the helm in the second half, Tecumseh catapulted to a 41-19 win over Elgin on Friday night.

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Vote in The Oklahoman's Fans' Choice Player of the Week poll for Week 3

The Oklahoman's Fans' Choice Player of the Week poll for the top games by OKC-area players in Week 3 is now live.

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Oklahoma high school football: John Marshall defense stepped up in redemption game

After giving up a big play in the final minutes to cost John Marshall the victory last week, the Bears defense made a crucial...

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Oklahoma high school football: Friday night takeaways

Here are some highlights and observations from The Oklahoman’s high school sports reporters about the games they covered Friday...

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Oklahoma high school football: Triston Brooke leads Yukon to come-from-behind win with 4 TDs

The 29-yard touchdown run was one of many big plays Brooke made in the second half to lead Yukon to a come-from-behind 41-24...

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HoopGurlz recruiting rankings: ESPN ranks four Oklahomans in top 100 of 2021 class

Four Oklahoma girls basketball prospects were ranked in the ESPN Class of 2021 Top Women’s College Basketball Prospects list.

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Oklahoma high school football: U.S. Grant's Stacyion Gay led the Generals to their first win of season with five TDs

U.S. Grant’s Stacyion Gay was a big reason why the Generals were so successful. The senior quarterback threw 11-for-28 for 145...

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Oklahoma high school baseball: Latta coach Eddie Collins thankful for a 'great ride' to national record

Eddie Collins didn’t have to poke his head out of the dugout to know there were a large number of fans at the game on Friday....

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Oklahoma high school softball: Despite graduating 14 seniors off the state championship team, Piedmont hasn't lost a step this season

But with just one returning starter, sophomore Karissa Siegener, Piedmont does not look to have missed a beat from their...

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Oklahoma high school softball: Edmond Santa Fe's freshman Willa Ford has led the Wolves to an impressive pace

But it’s not just Ford, the younger sister of Oklahoma State defensive lineman Trace Ford, who has been productive for Edmond...

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Oklahoma high school football: Bethany looks to build on first win of the season

Friday night was a step in the right direction for the Bronchos as they earned their first win of the season with a 22-16 win...

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Oklahoma high school girls basketball: Putnam North's Alyssa Parmer commits to Tulsa

Putnam North’s Alyssa Parmer announced her commitment to the Golden Hurricane with a near two-and-a-half minute video on...

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Oklahoma high school football: Luke Wagner shines for Mount Saint Mary as Willis Alexander earns win 100

It was one of the many positive plays Wagner, who also threw two touchdowns as the quarterback, executed to help lift Mount...

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Oklahoma girls basketball recruiting: Norman's Mikayla Parks commits to Kansas State

Norman’s Mikayla Parks announced her commitment to the Wildcats with a Tweet on Monday, where she thanked God, members of her...

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Oklahoma high school football: Vian's Javyn Wright seals impressive night with a 94-yard game-winning touchdown pass

Wright was a part of all four of John Marshall’s scores as he helped lead Vian to a 32-28 win over John Marshall at Taft...

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Oklahoma high school football: Rickey Hunt scores 4 TDs at new position to lead Millwood to fifth straight Soul Bowl win

In just two plays, Hunt proved to be an elite dual-threat quarterback as he led Millwood to a 35-0 win over Douglass at Moses...

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Oklahoma high school football: How Rodney Fields carried Southeast to its first win of the season

As a freshman running back, he helped lead Southeast over Classen SAS to a 20-18 win at Speegle Stadium on Thursday night. It...

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Oklahoma high school football: Friday night takeaways

Here are some highlights and observations from The Oklahoman’s high school sports reporters about the games they covered.

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Varsity podcast: Road to Wantland continues

The Oklahoman's Cameron Jourdan, Nick Sardis and James D. Jackson discuss the week's latest games, big OSSAA news regarding...

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'Chase your new best': Shawnee softball team's newfound mantra has led to perfect start

Shawnee fastpitch softball coach David Rolette gathered his group together after another dominant performance. The scoreboard...

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Oklahoma high school softball: Callie Hacker helps lift Blanchard to district wins after her father's passing

In the series, Hacker batted 6-for-8 (.750). But it wasn’t her battle at the plate that was so remarkable, it was the internal...

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Oklahoma high school football: Dejuan Moore shines in Anthony Robinson's first win as Star Spencer head coach

The 5-foot-10, 155-pound senior defensive back, noticed a streaking receiver turn to run a corner route towards the end zone....

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Vote in The Oklahoman's Fans' Choice Player of the Week poll for Week 1

Oklahoma high school football is in full swing, and with that comes some fantastic performances from around the city.The...

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Oklahoma high school football: Washington kicker sets school record in win

His kick was not only the first score of the game for the Warriors, it also set a new school record for the longest field goal...

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Oklahoma high school football: How Minco came back to win with one play

He made one move past a defender and then sprinted for the endzone for an 83-yard reception and Minco’s first score of the game.

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Oklahoma high school football: Carl Albert rushes back in second half to defeat Midwest City

Although No. 7 Midwest City holds more wins in the head-to-head matchup, Bizzell, a junior running back, had never lost to the...

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Oklahoma high school football: Friday night takeaways

The Oklahoman's high school sports reporters covered games throughout the metro area. Here are some highlights and things we...

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Oklahoma high school football: Deer Creek survives late fourth quarter surge by Southmoore

The completion between Ward and Pense was a recurring event as Deer Creek topped Southmoore 30-24 in a late-game thriller...

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Varsity podcast: Football in a COVID world

The Oklahoman's Cameron Jourdan, Nick Sardis and James D. Jackson discuss Week 0 of high school football, the differences in...

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The Oklahoman's Athletes of the Week for Aug. 24-Sept. 2

The Oklahoman's Athletes of the Week for Aug. 24-Sept. 2: Boys cross country Maverick Stephenson, Community Christian School:...

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Oklahoma high school girls basketball recruiting: Karley Johnson announces her commitment and transfer

Mustang’s Karley Johnson announced her commitment to the Razorback with a tweet last week.

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Oklahoma high school softball: How Southmoore has constructed 14 straight wins to start the season

Southmoore coach Jason Lingo said most of the credit for the SaberCats hot start is due to pitcher pitchers Abi Jones and...

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Oklahoma high school football: Why Tuttle will need to rule the passing game again in Week 1

The play was the start of No. 5 Tuttle’s dominance through the air in the season-opening 28-7 win over Sulphur last week at the...

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Oklahoma high school football: A young Crescent team did everything it could to exceed expectations in season-opener

The Tigers executed on all levels and impressed their coach with their mentality and hustle in the process.

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‘We just need him’: Russell Westbrook’s return gives Rockets a boost of energy vs. OKC Thunder

Of course Russell Westbrook would describe this day as he would any other. Facing his longtime team for the first time in the...

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Oklahoma high school football: Meet Reed Holland, Community Christian's secret weapon

The secret weapon was 5-foot-9, 200-pound senior running back Reed Holland. In his first game back in nearly two years, Holland...

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OKC Thunder: Russell Westbrook will start Game 5, Rockets coach Mike D’Antoni says

Rockets coach Mike D’Antoni said in Saturday’s pregame media session that Russell Westbrook will return to the starting lineup...

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Oklahoma high school football: The late call that sealed Brooks Stephenson's first win as OCS head coach

OCS knocked off CHA 27-14 on Friday night at the Christian Heritage football field.

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Oklahoma high school football: Kelton Walker sparks Moore's win over Edmond Memorial

It was his second interception and one of the many big plays that helped lead Moore to a 33-13 win over Edmond Memorial on...

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Oklahoma high school football: Friday night takeaways

The Oklahoman's high school sports reporters covered games throughout the metro area. Here are some highlights and things we...

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Oklahoma high school football: The Oklahoman's preseason 2021 Super 30 rankings

No. 1: Kendal Daniels, DB, Beggs, 6-4, 198: The long and athletic Texas A&M commit is one of the nation’s top defensive...

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Oklahoma high school football: The Oklahoman’s 2020 Class B preseason rankings

1. Shattuck (14-0): Coming off an undefeated season and the 2019 Class B state championship, Shattuck is set to repeat with the...

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The Oklahoman’s 2020 preseason Class 3A All-State football team

The Oklahoman’s 2020 preseason Class 3A All-State football team

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Oklahoma high school football: The Oklahoman’s 2020 Class 3A preseason rankings

1. Heritage Hall (11-1): The Chargers return 14 starters from a football team that lost just one game last season. With stars...

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Class B football Districts 5-8 previews: Coaches' polls, storylines, players and games to watch

Top storylines Can Keota regroup? The Lions graduated 10 seniors leaving them with just three returning starters on both sides...

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Class B football Districts 1-4 previews: Coaches' polls, storylines, players and games to watch

Top storylines Joining the class: Velma-Alma will enter Class B this season after going undefeated last year as an independent...

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OKC Thunder: Rockets' Jeff Green continues to turn back the clock vs. former team

The former Thunder teammates were the spark of the Rockets offense despite Houston falling to Oklahoma City 119-107 in an...

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Oklahoma high school softball: Edmond North coach Rick Nordyke earns win 600

Friday’s win marked a feat Edmond North coach Rick Nordyke couldn’t believe he had reached. Six hundred career wins.

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Oklahoma high school football: Highlights, things we learned from second night of scrimmages

More high school football scrimmages happened across the state Friday night, with a flurry of them in the Oklahoma City metro.

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Oklahoma high school fastpitch softball: Teams and players to watch in 2020 season

High school fastpitch softball is underway across the state. And although fans and players are facing new procedures and...

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'These guys are clicking': Rockets reserves fuel runaway Game 2 win vs. OKC Thunder

Austin Rivers made a jab step to his left and then brought the ball back to his right, gaining a step past Chris Paul as he...

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Class 3A football district previews: Coaches' polls, storylines, players and games to watch

Class 3A football district previews: Coaches' polls, storylines, players and games to watch

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High school football: Mustang announces safety procedures affecting fan seating and sideline access

With Fall athletics continuing as planned, Mustang Public Schools is implementing several new safety procedures that affect...

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Russell Westbrook’s status uncertain for Rockets’ playoff series vs. OKC Thunder

Russell Westbrook’s availability for the first round of the NBA playoffs against his former team remains up in the air, Houston...

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Oklahoma high school football: Bethany prepares for new era after graduating a talented senior class

The 2020 season will begin a new era for Bethany football as it graduated a large senior group who led the Bronchos to an...

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Oklahoma high school football: Young Midwest City team has grown into an experienced group

The young Bomber team from last year, who advanced to the 2019 Class 6A-1 state tournament, has now grown into an experienced...

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Oklahoma high school football: Putnam North preparing for inaugural Class 6A-II season

The Panthers have been three points shy of making the Class 6A-I playoffs the past two seasons but with the roster North is...

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Oklahoma high school football: Del City looks to raise the bar this year

With six Eagle defensemen holding Division-I offers, there’s no secret Del City will put a talented defense on the field. But...

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High school girls basketball: OCA hires former Bishop McGuinness assistant boys coach Brandon Collins as head coach

OCA athletic director Grey Powell announced on Monday former Bishop McGuinness assistant boys basketball coach, Brandon...

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Oklahoma high school football: Anthony Robinson plans to make an easy transition as head coach of Star Spencer

For many coaches, the first practice can prove to be a worrisome time. But for Robinson, the transition has been easy.

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Oklahoma high school football: Brooks Stephenson looking to make an impact at Oklahoma Christian School

For Stephenson, the hiring at OCS came full circle for him. His coaching career began by helping the OCS baseball program while...

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Michael Porter Jr. enjoys career day in Nuggets' OT win vs. OKC Thunder: 'I just wanted to bring energy'

It didn’t take long for Michael Porter Jr. to make his presence felt Monday. On Denver’s first possession — 11 seconds into a...

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High school girls basketball recruiting: Norman forward Chantae Embry announces top 4 schools

Norman's Chantae Embry announced her top four schools through a Twitter post on Monday afternoon, narrowing her recruiting list...

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What's it like to start a program from scratch during a pandemic? Here's what North Rock Creek softball is finding out.

SHAWNEE — Chance Griffin watched as freshman pitcher Haley Hacker wound up and fired a fastball into the strike zone. The pitch...

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OU football commit Jordan Mukes learning from new Choctaw assistant, former Texas Tech DB Tre Porter

CHOCTAW — Nearly a decade ago, Tre Porter lined up across from Oklahoma receiver Kenny Stills. At the snap, Stills sprinted...

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Oklahoma high school football recruiting: John Marshall's wide receiver Bryce Stephens commits to Arkansas

John Marshall’s Bryce Stephens announced his commitment to the Razorbacks on Sunday

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Oklahoma high school sports: Millwood will only offer varsity sports in the Fall

Millwood will only offer varsity sports in the fall, Millwood athletics announced on Twitter on Thursday night, effectively...

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OSU basketball: Cowboys first to offer Putnam North sophomore guard Jeremiah Johnson

On Monday, Oklahoma State was the first to offer Johnson, the sophomore guard announced through a Twitter post.

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A look at The Oklahoman's 2021 Super 30 feature series

High school sports writers Cameron Jourdan, Nick Sardis and James D. Jackson compiled this list, which is based primarily on...

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High school baseball: Two Heritage Hall Chargers were selected for the Perfect Game All-American Classic

Heritage Hall’s Jackson Jobe and William Gray Thomas will serve as pitchers for the West Roster in the Perfect Game’s 18th...

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OBCA All-State basketball: Putnam City's Kendural Jolly putting his faith in prep-school route

EDMOND — Kendural Jolly has grown accustomed to making adjustments. Although Jolly received offers from Cameron University and...

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OBCA All-State basketball: Big wins for Large East, Small East

OBCA All-State basketball: Big wins for Large East, Small East

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High school girls basketball: Two Star Spencer Bobcats sign letters of intent, the first since 2016

Star Spencer’s Travisha Cogdell and Shamyia Pugh signed to play college basketball in the Star Spencer High School Parking lot...

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OSSAA executive director David Jackson says fall sports are still on as scheduled

Oklahoma Secondary School Activities Association executive director David Jackson spoke to reporters in a Zoom meeting Thursday...

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OU baseball: Enid's Blake Priest commits to Sooners

Enid pitcher Blake Priest committed to the Sooners on Wednesday.

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High school basketball: UCO and OBCA announce updated plans and rosters for the All-State games

Final decisions have been made for the Oklahoma Basketball Coaches Association’s All-State games, the first high school...

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The Oklahoman's Super 30: John Marshall's Bryce Stephens is 'the best receiver in the state, hands down'

Bryce Stephens has always been a gifted athlete. So when he switched from quarterback to wide receiver his sophomore year at...

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High school baseball: Middle West speeds past East in OBCA All-State game

The Middle West topped the East 4-2 in the Oklahoma Baseball Coaches Association All-State game at the Bricktown Ballpark on...

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High school baseball: Small East shuts out West in OBCA All-State game

The East bested the West 4-0 in the Oklahoma Baseball Coaches Association All-State game at the Bricktown Ballpark on Saturday...

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High school baseball: Large West rallies late to win the OBCA All-State game

Large West rallied from behind to top the East 10-9 in the Oklahoma Baseball Coaches Association All-State game at the...

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Police respond to shooting outside of Bricktown Ballpark

Oklahoma City Police say one person was shot in the leg following a fight between two groups down the street from the Chickasaw...

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High school baseball: OBCA announced updated rosters for 2020 All-State games

The Oklahoma Baseball Coaches Association announced the updated rosters for its second annual All-State games on Friday.

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High school girls basketball: Paul Bass leaves short retirement to take over as Newcastle head coach

Newcastle announced the hiring of Paul Bass as the new head girls basketball coach.

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The Oklahoman's Super 30: Vian's Solomon Wright is a force on defense

VIAN — Solomon Wright has proved to be an explosive force on the defensive line. Last season in the Class 2A state semifinals,...

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Oklahoma high school sports: Fall coaches adjusting to coronavirus reality

Wednesday marks the unofficial start to the 2020-21 Oklahoma high school athletic calendar. Cross country, fall baseball,...

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OSU baseball: Heritage Hall's Austin Lemon commits to Cowboys

Heritage Hall’s Austin Lemon announced his commitment to the Cowboys in a Twitter post on Friday.

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The Oklahoman's Super 30: Baylor recruit and Stillwater senior Tevin Williams has market cornered on competitive drive

STILLWATER — Tevin Williams has never shied away from competition. Growing up as the second youngest of 12 siblings, a...

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High school girls basketball: Okarche names former assistant coach Haley Mitchel to succeed Kelli Jennings as head coach

Okarche named former assistant coach Haley Mitchel as the new head girls basketball coach on Wednesday, following the departure...

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The Oklahoman's Super 30: Edmond Santa Fe's James Burnett a big student in chemistry

EDMOND — James Burnett has always been an advocate for team chemistry. So when members of his eighth-grade football team in...

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OSU baseball: Incoming Enid Freshman Garrett Shull commits to Cowboys

Enid's Garrett Shull, who joined Twitter in July, allowed Enid coach Brad Gore to announce his commitment to the Cowboys on the...

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The Oklahoman’s Super 30: Stillwater's Lance Petermann a fast learner after late start in football

STILLWATER — Lance Petermann has spent most of his life as the biggest kid in school. As someone who towered over his...

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Longtime high school basketball coach Steve Freeman dies at 68

Longtime high school basketball coach Steve Freeman died of Pancreatic Cancer on Tuesday.

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OSU baseball: Yukon's Carson Benge commits to Cowboys

Yukon’s Carson Benge announced his commitment to the Cowboys in a Twitter post on Tuesday. The latest Oklahoma pitcher to...

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Mustang Public Schools announces student-athlete and assistant coach tests positive for COVID-19

Mustang Public Schools announced Sunday a high school football player and assistant coach tested positive for COVID-19.

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Mustang Public Schools announces student-athlete tests positive for COVID-19

Mustang Public Schools announced a member of one of its boys basketball teams tested positive for COVID-19 on Saturday.

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The Oklahoman's Super 30: Luke McEndoo making the most of his move to Oklahoma

STILLWATER — Luke McEndoo remembers watching Tyreek Hill's punt-return touchdown that eventually led to Oklahoma State's Bedlam...

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High school basketball: OBCA announces UCO will host its All-State games

The Oklahoma Basketball Coaches Association announced Wednesday the annual All-State boys basketball games will be held, July...

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OKC-area high schools begin summer workouts with safety protocols

An interesting blend of music blared from the speakers inside Newcastle High School’s weight room. Michael Jackson’s “Smooth...

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High school baseball: Sooners offer sophomore Morgan Pearson

Two weeks after receiving his first Division I offer to play baseball, Plainview’s Morgan Pearson announced on his Twitter...

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MLB Draft: Marlins select former Mustang star Daxton Fulton in second round

Fulton, the 6-foot-6, 220 pound left-handed pitcher from Mustang High School, was selected No. 40 overall in the Major League...

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OSU baseball: Choctaw's Gabe Davis commits to Cowboys

Choctaw’s Gabe Davis announced his commitment to the Cowboys on his Twitter account Tuesday night.

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OHSFSCA All-State softball: Hannah Harrison, Westmoore shine as Large West beats Large East 12-6

Westmoore shines in OHSFSCA All-State softball game Hannah Harrison winded up and fired a fastball into the strike zone for the...

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Midwest City hires former Moore assistant coach Megan Maloy as head girls basketball coach

Midwest City named former Moore assistant coach Megan Maloy as its new head girls basketball coach on Thursday.

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MLB Draft: Daxton Fulton, Jace Bohrofen, Cade Horton might be OU teammates — or turn pro

MUSTANG — Daxton Fulton, Jace Bohrofen and Cade Horton posed for a photo while hoisting their Little League trophies in 2008....

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Newcastle's McKenzie Wagoner named Gatorade's Oklahoma Softball Player of the Year

McKenzie Wagoner was named Gatorade’s 2019-20 Oklahoma Softball Player of the Year, the company announced last week. Wagoner is...

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UCO athletics announces three-phase plan to reopen athletic facilities

The University of Central Oklahoma athletic department announced its three-phase plan for reopening on a limited basis...

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Del City hires former Tuttle star outfielder Corey Hawk as head baseball coach

Former Tuttle star outfielder Corey Hawk was hired as head coach of Del City on Friday morning.

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High school football: Mustang Public Schools announces plan for reopening summer activities

Mustang Public Schools announced its schedule for reopening summer activities for high school athletes on Thursday, six days...

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Former Sooner Ron Tatum III commits to UTSA

On Thursday, the Rivals four-star prospect Ron Tatum III announced on Twitter his commitment to the University of Texas at San...

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High school girls basketball: Cushing hires Jake Phillips as head girls basketball coach

Former Newcastle assistant girls basketball coach Jake Phillips will take over as the Tigers head coach, Phillips announced on...

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High school baseball: OBCA announces rosters for 2020 All-State games

On Thursday, The Oklahoma Baseball Coaches Association announced the rosters for its second annual All-State games.

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Cade Horton is the first Norman High baseball player to be named Gatorade’s Oklahoma Baseball Player of the Year

Norman star baseball player and Oklahoma commit Cade Horton was named Gatorade’s 2019-20 Oklahoma Baseball Player of the Year,...

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High school girls basketball recruiting: Tulsa offers Jones freshman guard Boston Berry

On Saturday afternoon, Jones’ freshman point guard, Boston Berry, announced she received an offer from Tulsa, the second...

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High school girls basketball recruiting: Texas Tech first to offer Jones' freshman guard Boston Berry

Jones’ freshman point guard, Boston Berry, announced she received an offer from Texas Tech on Twitter Thursday afternoon.

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Senior Spotlight: Guthrie's Dodgion overcame major surgeries on back, knee

GUTHRIE — Drew Dodgion had much to look forward to this golf season. A year after placing 10th in the Class 5A state golf...

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High school girls basketball recruiting: Sooners offer Sapulpa freshman Guard Stailee Heard

The 5-foot-9 Sapulpa freshman guard, Stailee Heard, received an offer from Oklahoma, she announced on Twitter Wednesday night.

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Oklahoma high school senior spotlight: Choctaw's Mia Pendleton balanced golf, soccer on road to Oklahoma Baptist

Mia Pendleton has always remained focused on the task at hand. “When I’m playing golf, that’s the only thing I’m thinking of,”...

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OSU baseball: Stillwater's Drew Blake commits to Cowboys

Stillwater’s Drew Blake announced his commitment to the Cowboys on Tuesday morning, via Twitter.

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Oklahoma high school senior spotlight: Battle-tested Amanda Graddy was 'like a warrior' at Lexington

Amanda Graddy didn’t have an ideal offseason. Last summer, she was diagnosed with Crohn's disease, an inflammatory bowel...

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The Oklahoma City Public Schools 2019-20 Senior Student Athletes of the Year

The Oklahoma City Public Schools announced the 2019-20 Senior Student Athletes of the Year awards on Wednesday.

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High school boys basketball: OCA announces All-State boys basketball rosters

The Oklahoma Coaches Association announced Wednesday the rosters for its annual All-State boys basketball games that will be...

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High school girls basketball: OCA announces All-State girls basketball rosters

The Oklahoma Coaches Association announced Wednesday the rosters for its annual All-State girls basketball games that will be...

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Oklahoma high school senior spotlight: Sisters Morgan and Alyson Kennedy helped spark Classen SAS state tournament run

Morgan and Alyson Kennedy, Classen SAS girls basketball: The Kennedy sisters were preparing to help lead Classen SAS to a Class...

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High school boys basketball: Tulsa Washington coach Conley Phipps retiring as head coach

Tulsa Booker T. Washington boys basketball coach Conley Phipps is retiring from coaching.

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High school baseball: Binger-Oney hires Travis Owen as head baseball coach

Binger-Oney hired Travis Owen as its new head baseball coach, Owen told The Oklahoman on Monday.

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High school baseball: Oklahoma Christian School hires Romus Cezar

The Saints hired former Edmond Santa Fe hitting coach Romus Cezar as their new head baseball coach, OCS athletic director...

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High school football: Cache's Ralph Fawaz commits to Wyoming

On Saturday, Ralph Fawaz announced his commitment to Wyoming via Twitter.

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High school girls basketball: Moore's Aaliyah Moore commits to Texas

Aaliyah Moore, who is ranked as the No. 7 overall national recruit in the 2021 class by ESPN’s HoopGurlz, announced her...

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High school girls basketball: Moore's Raychael Harjo commits to Central Florida

Moore’s Raychael Harjo announced Tuesday her commitment to the Knights, via Twitter.

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High school girls basketball: Piedmont’s Delanie Crawford commits to the Golden Hurricane

Piedmont’s Delanie Crawford announced her commitment to the Golden Hurricane on Wednesday evening via Twitter.

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Meet The Oklahoman’s 2020 Super 5 and All-State girls basketball teams

The Oklahoman’s Super 5 roster First team Name, School — Ht. — Pos. — Cl. — Pts Lexy Keys, Sequoyah Tahlequah — 5-7 — G — Sr. —...

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The Oklahoman's 2020 Little All-City girls basketball roster

Little All-City First team Name, School — Ht. — Pos. — Cl. — Pts. Karley Johnson, Newcastle — 5-9 — F — So. — 19.0 Rylee...

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Meet The Oklahoman's 2020 Little All-City girls basketball first team

TaLiyah Gramling, Millwood Height: 5-foot-7 Position: Guard Class: Junior The story: The Greater Metro Athletic Conference...

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Little All-City girls basketball 2020: Christian Heritage's Rylee Langerman took over on road to Arkansas

DEL CITY — Advancing to the state tournament had become the norm for Rylee Langerman. However, this season proved to be tougher...

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Meet The Oklahoman's 2020 Big All-City girls basketball first team

Delanie Crawford, Piedmont Height: 5-foot-11 Position: Guard Class: Junior The story: Followed her impressive sophomore...

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The Oklahoman's 2020 Big All-City girls basketball roster

Big All-City First team Name, School — Ht. — Pos. — Cl. — Pts. Delanie Crawford, Piedmont — 5-11 — G — Jr. — 18.0 Aaliyah...

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Big All-City girls basketball 2020: Moore's Aaliyah Moore also has contributions off court

MOORE — Aaliyah Moore is known for her contributions on the court. This season, she led the Moore High School girls basketball...

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Super 5 girls basketball 2020: Norman High's Kelbie Washington continues to accomplish her goals

NORMAN — Kelbie Washington has always set goals for herself. When she started playing basketball at Norman High School, she...

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Super 5 girls basketball 2020: Deer Creek's Skylar Vann lived up to family name

EDMOND — Skylar Vann grew up in the gym. In the early stages of her life, she sat in her car seat inside Woodson Gym on...

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Super 5 girls basketball 2020: Sequoyah Tahlequah's Lexy Keys found her love for the game

TAHLEQUAH — Lexy Keys didn’t always have basketball aspirations. She was a two-sport athlete who focused more on softball. “I...

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Super 5 girls basketball 2020: Moore's Aaliyah Moore enjoys the recognition

MOORE — Aaliyah Moore is no stranger to earning recognition for her basketball skills. During her 8th grade year, she earned...

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Super 5 girls basketball 2020: Moore's Brent Hodges knew he had done something special

MOORE — The first thing Brent Hodges did when he walked through his front door on March 3 was send out texts to previous...

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Super 5 girls basketball 2020: Tulsa Washington's Wyvette Mayberry has opportunity to chase dreams

TULSA — Wyvette Mayberry took basketball seriously from an early age. In middle school, she understood the opportunities...

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OU women's basketball: Deer Creek's Skylar Vann flips commitment to Sooners

The Deer Creek High School senior switched her commitment from Temple to OU, she told The Oklahoman on Friday.

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Millwood's TaLiyah Gramling tabbed Most Valuable Player of Greater Metro Athletic Conference

The Greater Metro Athletic Conference named Millwood's TaLiyah Gramling as the Most Valuable Player, the honor was released...

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Oklahoma high school senior spotlight: Washington's Nicholas Andrews thrown a curve but ready to pitch for OU

Nicholas Andrews, Washington baseball: With an arsenal of a 93 mph fastball, 83 mph breaking ball and a 78 mph change-up,...

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Oklahoma high school senior spotlight: With a 94 mph fastball, Shawnee's J’Briell Easley eyes MLB Draft down the road

J’Briell Easley, Shawnee boys baseball and basketball: Easley was preparing to start as Shawnee’s ace before the 2020 season...

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Oklahoma high school senior spotlight: Millwood's Cymirah Williams 'definitely an ideal player'

Cymirah Williams, Millwood girls basketball: Williams was preparing to play a key role for Millwood in her final chance at a...

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Okarche's Rachel McDowell named 3 Rivers Conference POY

Rachel McDowell was named the 3 Rivers Conference Player of the Year by conference coaches. The honor was announced along with...

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Putnam North star Bria Sanders-Woods tabbed most valuable player of Big 10 Conference

Accolades voted on by coaches, named her the Most Valuable Player of the Big 10 Conference, released Wednesday.

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OCU women's basketball: Stars make history hiring alumna Brett Tahah

Brett Tahah will take over as head women’s basketball coach, becoming the first OCU alumna to lead the program, OCU announced...

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OU women's basketball: Norman High's Kelbie Washington commits to Sooners

Norman’s Kelbie Washington announced her commitment to the Sooners on Wednesday morning via Twitter.

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High school girls basketball: Edmond Memorial hires Rachel Crabaugh

The Bulldogs hired assistant coach Rachel Crabaugh as the new head girls basketball coach, Edmond Memorial athletic director...

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High school girls basketball: Edmond Santa Fe hires former OBU women's coach Casi Bays

Edmond Santa Fe hired former Oklahoma Baptist women’s coach, Casi Bays, as its next girls basketball coach, announced by Edmond...

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Moore's Aaliyah Moore named 2019-20 Central Oklahoma Athletic Conference girls basketball Player of the Year

Moore’s junior forward Aaliyah Moore was named the Central Oklahoma Athletic Conference Player of the Year, announced Friday.

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Classen SAS' Jordan Harrison named All City Athletic Conference girls Player of the Year

Classen SAS star Jordan Harrison was named the All City Athletic Conference’s girls Player of the Year, announced Thursday.

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James D. Jackson: Games are a teacher of so many of life's lessons

MIDWEST CITY — I was just the new guy. For nearly my entire life I played football, basketball and ran track competitively....

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'It’s time': Edmond Memorial girls basketball coach Curt Knox retires for second time

EDMOND — Curt Knox made the long drive from Harrah to Edmond to coach the sport he so loved. After 25 years coaching and brief...

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High school basketball: Edmond Santa Fe's Paul Bass retiring after 25-year run

EDMOND — Paul Bass watched as the text messages and Facebook posts from former coaches and players piled up on his cellphone....

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Jones High School girls basketball team waiting to make its first trip to state tournament

JONES — Players poked their heads out of the bus windows when they heard the band playing the Jones fight song and saw the...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: High school basketball coaches react to postponement of state tournaments

Chuck London accepted a phone call while driving on the turnpike in a bus filled with his Fort Gibson girls basketball players....

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High school girls basketball: Reactions from around the state after tournament postponement

He was informed that the 2020 Oklahoma state tournament had been postponed for the foreseeable future. Filled with a wide range...

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

BOYS The Oklahoman’s championship picks Cameron Jourdan: Cashion. The Wildcats are tested. Behind seniors Jacob Woody, Alex...

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

Thursday at Mustang, Friday and Saturday at State Fair Arena Vanoss vs. Amber-Pocasset, 7 p.m. Thursday VANOSS Coach: John...

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High school baseball: Bethany's Gray Adams throws no-hitter

Gray Adams a left-handed junior threw a five inning no-hitter as Bethany bested Anadarko 16-0 at Bethany Athletic Complex on...

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

Thursday, Friday and Saturday at State Fair Arena Sequoyah Tahlequah vs. Comanche, 3:30 p.m. Thursday SEQUOYAH TAHLEQUAH...

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

Anadarko vs. Newcastle, 3:30 p.m. Thursday ANADARKO Coach: Jeff Zinn Record: 26-1 Ranking: No. 1 Titles: 3 State appearance:...

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High school basketball: Jones High making history with girls' first trip to state

JONES — On the wall in Jones’ field house hang banners from multiple sports that have advanced to the state tournament....

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

BOYS The Oklahoman’s championship picks Cameron Jourdan: Millwood. The Falcons have had some bumps, but the adversity will...

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

Class 5A Boys The Oklahoman’s championship picks Cameron Jourdan: Del City. The Eagles have been one of the best teams in the...

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

Thursday at Owasso, Friday and Saturday at Mabee Center Tahlequah vs. Lawton Eisenhower, 2 p.m. Thursday TAHLEQUAH Coach: David...

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

Boys The Oklahoman’s championship picks Cameron Jourdan: Tulsa Washington. The defending state champs will defend their crown...

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

Thursday, Friday and Saturday at Mabee Center Norman vs. Edmond North, 8:30 p.m. Thursday NORMAN Coach: Michael Neal...