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

Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday at State Fair Arena: Kingfisher vs. Blanchard 11:30 a.m. Wednesday Kingfisher Coach:...

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

Thursday at Yukon, Friday and Saturday at State Fair Arena Crossings Christian vs. Westville 4 p.m. Thursday Crossings...

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Tramel: Hailing the life of Oklahoma Hall of Fame football coach Joe Tunnell bonds Rush Springs, Lindsay

RUSH SPRINGS — Rush Springs High School band members crossed West Blakely Street and headed down the hill to the football...

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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 high school football: Del City names Robert Jones as next football coach, athletic director

DEL CITY – As soon as the job came open, the Del City community was vocal about who it wanted as the high school's next...

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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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Oklahoma high school basketball: OSSAA announces Classes 6A-2A state tournament brackets

The Oklahoma Secondary School Activities Association announced Sunday brackets for the Classes 6A and 5A basketball state...

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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 high school boys basketball: Putnam North tops Edmond North, advances to state tournament

EDMOND – Putnam North's celebration was a mixture of disbelief and happiness. The Class 6A sixth-ranked Panthers topped...

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Oklahoma Class A boys basketball: Hydro-Eakly rallies, knocks off defending champion Garber to win state title

Nolan Gore had just enough space. The junior guard for Hydro-Eakly doesn't need much to hit a 3-point shot, but when...

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Carlson: Blown call doesn't keep Lookeba-Sickles, Keeli Cox from Oklahoma basketball state finals

Keeli Cox and Rally Radacy hustled toward the players’ pass gate at State Fair Arena. It was championship Saturday, and they...

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Oklahoma Class B boys basketball: Varnum holds off Roff, wins state championship in overtime

Martell Davis wasn’t sure whether he made the basket. The senior guard at Varnum had stripped the ball on the defensive end of...

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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...

Can Steven Adams open up the Thunder's offense?

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Thunder general manager Sam Presti made the suggestion and the hairs stood up on the back of fans’ necks. As of now, the Thunder isn’t going to get shooting out of its centers. As of now. "But maybe we can push Steven into a development...

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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 B boys basketball: Roundup of semifinal state tournament games

Class B boys played their semifinal state tournament games Friday. Here's what happened:Varnum 66, Forgan 44It's not often...

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'I’m just thankful to be here': Fort Cobb-Broxton coach Scott Hines back at states after COVID close call

As tears filled his eyes, Scott Hines found his cross necklace. Running his fingers across the symbol of his faith, Fort...

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

The Class B girls played their semifinal games Thursday night at State Fair Arena. Here's what happened:Kiowa 45,...

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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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'Vile racist' taunts incite fight at Oklahoma high school basketball game

After racial abuse of African American student-athletes by the Newcastle High School student section sparked a brawl at a...

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Oklahoma high school basketball remembers the Gore twins — but there's another sister now at Seiling

Kenly Gore has been coming to State Fair Arena for the small-school state basketball tournaments since she was in grade...

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

Class B boys began state tournament action Tuesday. Here's what happened: Forgan 59, Red Oak 37Kobe and Jordan McGowan...

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Tramel: Pandemic forced every basketball team at state to State Fair Arena. Let's make the move permanent

State Fair Arena was different Tuesday. No fans grouped outside locker rooms, to celebrate victories and commiserate defeats....

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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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Oklahoma high school football: Hall of Fame coach Joe Tunnell dies at 83

Joe Tunnell, a Hall of Fame football coach who spent most of his career in Rush Springs, died Tuesday at home. He was...

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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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There's no Trae Young, but here's how Lomega's girls basketball team is putting up big scores anyway

Ady Wilson knows the difference is small. Just one little point. And still, every time the lights on the scoreboard switch from...

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

Class A boys basketball games on Thursday, Friday and Saturday at State Fair Arena. HYDRO-EAKLY VS. TEXHOMA, 4 P.M....

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

Class B boys basketball games on Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday at State Fair Arena. VARNUM VS. MOUNTAIN VIEW-GOTEBO,...

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Oklahoma State football: Beggs safety Kendal Daniels signs with Cowboys after release from Texas A&M

STILLWATER — In a surprise twist, Oklahoma State has landed the state’s top football prospect.Beggs safety Kendal Daniels...

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Oklahoma high school basketball: OSSAA announces Class A/B state tournament brackets

The Oklahoma Secondary School Activities Association announced Sunday brackets for the Classes A and B basketball state...

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Carlson: COVID vaccine hesitancy is real in Black community, but the Millwood AD didn't balk. Here's why.

Shannon Hayes has a birthday wish. His mom’s pepper steak. Since the pandemic began, he has kept his distance from his...

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Archery in the Schools Grand Shoot: Locust Grove, Altus take team archery state championship

Locust Grove captured the high school archery title at last week's Archery in the Schools grand shoot held Tuesday and...

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Oklahoma high school wrestling: Stillwater wins first state tournament title since 2014

Anthony Ferrari was pacing. Waiting for his wrestling match against Mustang’s John Wiley, the Stillwater junior was...

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Oklahoma high school wrestling notebook: Mustang’s Tate Picklo re-injures kneecap, loses in Class 6A state finals

Tate Picklo lost to Bixby’s Jersey Robb in the Class 6A wrestling state tournament finals Saturday night. The Mustang...

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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 boys basketball: Norman North uses big third quarter to top Midwest City

NORMAN – As Kellen McCoy clapped his hands from the sidelines, his Norman North players followed his lead. 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 boys basketball roundup: Minco's Cooper Shirley scores 52 points in regional win

Basketball was in full swing Friday across the state. Many teams were making their final pushes for the state tournament...

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Oklahoma high school wrestling notebook: Skiatook’s Josh Taylor, Cougar Anderson become 4-time state champions

Josh Taylor and Cougar Anderson don’t know what it feels like to leave Oklahoma’s annual high school wrestling state tournament...

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Oklahoma high school wrestling: Tuttle rolls, wins 13th straight Class 4A state tournament title

Bryce Dauphin flipped Skiatook’s Isaac Long on his back, and the noise from Tuttle’s crowd went up a notch. Dauphin, a...

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Choctaw's Peyton Hand, Broken Arrow win big in first OSSAA-sanctioned girls state wrestling tournament

Choctaw’s Peyton Hand just soaked in the moment after her state championship match Thursday. She wasn’t taking in her...

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Oklahoma high school football recruiting: Beggs DB Kendal Daniels granted release from Texas A&M

BEGGS – The state's top football prospect in the 2021 class is looking for a new home.Beggs senior defensive back Kendal...

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Vote: Trae Young or J.T. Realmuto? George Kittle or Christopher Bell? Meet OKC metro’s ‘30 Under 30’

A couple Sundays ago, after watching the Thunder's unexpected win against the Bucks, I flipped over to the Daytona 500. The...

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Oklahoma high school girls swimming: Piper McNeil wins two individual state titles, leads Shawnee to two relay wins

JENKS — Shawnee swimmer Piper McNeil had an unexpected problem during the Class 6A state meet on Thursday. “Right before...

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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 boys swimming: Norman North senior Aiden Hayes sets two national records at Class 6A state meet

JENKS — Aiden Hayes was ready to see what he could do. Competing in the final Class 6A swimming state meet of his career,...

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Oklahoma high school boys swimming notebook: Edmond Memorial’s Max Myers claims first Class 6A state title of career

JENKS — A state championship victory kept eluding Max Myers throughout his career at Edmond Memorial. The Notre Dame...

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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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Oklahoma high school girls wrestling: Peyton Hand is Choctaw's queen of the mat

CHOCTAW — Peyton Hand got tired of watching from the stands. Growing up in a wrestling family, she often watched her younger...

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Oklahoma high school girls swimming notebook: Carl Albert wins third straight Class 5A state title, McGuinness' Macy Lewis knocks off defending champions

EDMOND — The Carl Albert swimming program faced some serious adversity this season.  Along with dealing with issues related to...

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Oklahoma high school girls basketball: Moore's Aaliyah Moore tabbed 2021 McDonald's All-American

MOORE – Aaliyah Moore has yet another accolade to add to her resume.The senior forward at Moore High School was named a...

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Oklahoma high school boys swimming notebook: Heritage Hall’s Owen Flynn wins pair of Class 5A state championships

EDMOND — Heritage Hall’s Owen Flynn had a clear view of Tulsa Kelley’s Tyler Hoang in the next lane. As the swimmers...

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Oklahoma high school boys swimming: Carl Albert's Kaleb Putman wins two Class 5A state titles, Titans place second

EDMOND — Kaleb Putman was loose and relaxed as he waited to compete in his races at the Class 5A swimming state...

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Oklahoma high school football: Carl Albert announces Mike Dunn as next head coach, athletic director

MIDWEST CITY – Mike Dunn's won't have to add new colors to his wardrobe, but the logo he sports next year will be a bit...

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OSSAA announces capacity limits, fan guidelines for basketball, wrestling state tournaments

The Oklahoma Secondary School Activities Association announced Tuesday its guidelines for fans in relation to the basketball...

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Oklahoma high school basketball: OSSAA announces updated state tournament schedule

Get ready for a state tournament week unlike ever before.On Monday, the Oklahoma Secondary School Activities Association...

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Oklahoma high school swimming: Heritage Hall's Gracie Shapard looks to stay on top, win more Class 5A state titles

Gracie Shapard was still in middle school when she started comparing herself to high school swimmers. Although Shapard was...

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Oklahoma high school swimming: 10 swimmers to watch at the state meets

The high school swimming state meets are coming up. The Class 5A prelims will be held Monday at Edmond Public Schools Aquatic...

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Oklahoma high school basketball roundup: Keyondre Young tallies 20 points, leads Del City past Carl Albert

There were only four basketball games total Friday across Oklahoma, and two of them were between district rivals in the...

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Trey Alexander, Aaliyah Moore highlight Oklahoma's nominees for 2021 McDonald's All-American game

Heritage Hall's Trey Alexander and Moore's Aaliyah Moore highlight Oklahoma's selected nominees for the 2021 McDonald's...

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Oklahoma high school football: Mike Corley found a way to make Carl Albert's dynasty even mightier

MIDWEST CITY — Gary Rose doesn’t quite remember who recommended him to hire Mike Corley as an assistant coach. Corley was a...

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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 sports: OSSAA announces delays to playoff events

The Oklahoma Secondary School Activities Association announced Tuesday numerous delays to playoff schedules for all winter...

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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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Oklahoma high school wrestling: Boys regional tournaments pushed back to Friday and Saturday

The high school boys wrestling regional tournaments have been moved to Friday and Saturday.  

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Meet The Oklahoman’s 108th All-State football first team

FIRST-TEAM OFFENSE OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR Braylin Presley, Bixby Junior running back Ht./Wt.: 5-9, 165 Presley was...

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Oklahoma All-State football 2020: Owen Ostroski’s talent, tenacity helped Tulsa Holland Hall reach new heights

TULSA — Owen Ostroski had a fiery message on the morning of his final day as a high school football player. “WOKE UP PISSED...

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Oklahoma All-State football 2020: Bixby’s Braylin Presley played his best against the top competition

BIXBY — It took Braylin Presley a while to get through all of the notifications on his phone when he got back in the locker...

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Oklahoma All-State Football 2020: Jenks’ Keith Riggs guided Trojans back to the top amidst constant uncertainty

JENKS — When it comes to the 2020 football season, Keith Riggs hopes to never have a repeat of it again. Sure, his Jenks...

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Oklahoma high school football recruiting: Choctaw OL Cade McConnell commits to TCU

CHOCTAW – One of the top offensive linemen in the state has made his college decision.Cade McConnell, a junior at Choctaw,...

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How The Oklahoman selected the 2020 All-State Football Team

The Oklahoman’s Cameron Jourdan discusses how the annual All-State football team is selected. How were players nominated? 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 All-State Football 2020: A look at past offensive, defensive and coach award winners

Offensive Player of the Year 2019: Brennan Presley, Bixby 2018: Dadrion Taylor, Carl Albert 2017: Devonte Lee, John Marshall...

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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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Nominate best plays for OKC Metro High School Sports Awards

The OKC Metro High School Sports Awards is excited to recognize the hard work of student athletes. To do that, we need your...

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Oklahoma high school wrestling: List of All-City Athletic Conference champions

The All-City Athletic Conference wrestling tournament was held at Northwest Classen on Jan. 30.

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Carlson: Oklahoma high school basketball, wrestling fans want postseason play? They may have to stay away

If you’re a high school basketball fan, I need you to pay attention. Ditto if you’re a high school wrestling fan. I know there...

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Daryl Dike debuts with USMNT, heads to Barnsley FC on loan from MLS club

Daryl Dike typed six words and pressed send. "My dreams are turning into reality," the Edmond North alum tweeted Sunday night...

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Carlson: Super Bowl was about Tom Brady, Bucs' defense & Gronk — but this Oklahoman had a part, too

Codey McElroy watched Tampa Bay transform in the days leading up to the Super Bowl. He could see it from his apartment in the...

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Moore, Broken Arrow win first sanctioned Oklahoma high school girls wrestling regional titles

Moore won the West Regional in Norman, and Broken Arrow was crowned the East Regional champion at its home venue.

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Oklahoma high school sports: The Oklahoman's 2021 college signing list

BaseballEthan Avra, Sapulpa (Rose St.) Hayden Barnes, Collinsville (NEO)Dawson Barrett, Beggs (Bacone)Carson Benge, Yukon...

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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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Kirk Cole hoping to lead Southwest Covenant on 'far run' in state basketball tournament despite MCL tear

YUKON — Shortly after Kirk Cole’s season started, it nearly ended. The senior guard at Southwest Covenant was trying to help...

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Oklahoma high school football: A way-too-early look at The Oklahoman’s 2022 Super 30

Recruiting never sleeps. Although most of the Class of 2021 has signed their letters of intent, now college recruiters fully...

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Oklahoma high school swimming notebook: Norman North boys, Edmond North and Carl Albert girls win at regionals

The Class 6A meets took place Saturday, and Class 5A races were held Friday.

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

Now that both football signing days have come and gone, here's one last look at Oklahoma's top high school football players in...

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Oklahoma high school boys basketball: Karson Fellers big performance leads Oklahoma Christian Academy past Southwest Covenant

EDMOND – As Karson Fellers gathered the pass, he gave a pump fake to get the defender in the air.Fellers then rose for a...

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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 swimming: British background, passion for swimming ingrained in Norman North's Bria Boreham

NORMAN — Bria Boreham never sounded like her peers when she was growing up in Norman. With a thick British accent, she...

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Carlson: Super Bowl official Sarah Thomas will make history, but keep an eye on this Oklahoma female referee

Shannon Ford was never scared of anything on the football field. She’d run into opponents. She’d run over opponents. Whatever...

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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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Oklahoma high school football: Carl Albert coach Mike Corley announces retirement

MIDWEST CITY – One of the state's top head football coaches has announced his retirement.Mike Corley, who has spent the past...

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Who will win 2021 Super 5 Boys Player of the Year? These 10 players make their case

We are heading into the stretch run of the high school basketball season. The playoffs begin in a couple weeks for most teams,...

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Oklahoma high school boys basketball: Hammon sophomore dies in car crash

Michael Land, a sophomore on the Hammon boys basketball team, died Thursday night in a car crash. He was 16. Land was...

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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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Carlson: Think National Signing Day has lost its luster? This defensive lineman knows otherwise

NORMAN — Pierce Hassen marveled as he sat in one of the dozen padded folding chairs reserved for the guests of honor in Norman...

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National Signing Day notebook: Tulsa Holland Hall’s Owen Ostroski signs with Tulsa

One of the state’s top defensive players from the 2020 season will officially be staying in state to play college football....

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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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Oklahoma high school football: Yukon promotes Marshall Hahn to be next head coach

YUKON – The Yukon football team didn’t have to look beyond its own program to find its next head coach. Marshall Hahn, who...

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Putnam North guard Jeremiah Johnson 'in good spirits' after surgery following shooting

Jeremiah Johnson, a sophomore guard at Putnam North, is in critical condition Tuesday morning after being shot at least...

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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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Oklahoma high school football: Edmond Memorial hires Logan Thomas as next head coach

EDMOND – The Edmond Memorial football team has its next head football coach.Logan Thomas, who spent the past two seasons as...

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Oklahoma high school football: Oklahoma Coaches Association announces selections for 2021 All-State football team

The Oklahoma Coaches Association announced Monday its selections for the 2021 All-State football team.The All-State football...

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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 State cross country/track and field: Mustang’s Gabe Simonsen commits to Cowboys

One of the best high school distance runners in state history will continue his career at Oklahoma State.

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Get to know The Oklahoman’s 2020 All-City football team

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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OKC Metro High School Sports Awards: Nominate schools for best band

Drumline, please. If you know of a can’t-miss high school marching band, we want to hear from you. The OKC Metro High School...

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Oklahoma high school boys basketball: Kingfisher tops Carl Albert in matchup of top-ranked teams

MIDWEST CITY – Bijan Cortes stood lurking, waiting for the pass to be thrown.Kingfisher’s senior guard pounced with catlike...

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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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What you need to know about OSSAA basketball, wrestling playoffs: Expect mask mandates and spectator limits

Imagine heading to State Fair Arena to watch a state championship basketball game and seeing only a couple hundred spectators...

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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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Oklahoma high school boys basketball: Sean Pedulla paces Edmond Memorial to big second half to knock off Edmond North

EDMOND – Sean Pedulla took two dribbles to his right before pulling up while falling out of bounds. The shot was heading...

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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 swimming: Edmond North girls, boys win at COAC meet

The Edmond North swimming program dominated the Central Oklahoma Athletic Conference meet Saturday in Edmond.

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Oklahoma high school cross country: All-City Athletic Conference announces 2020 All-Conference teams

The All-City Athletic Conference has announced its 2020 All-Conference cross country teams.

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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 volleyball: All-City Athletic Conference announces 2020 All-Conference team

The All-City Athletic Conference has announced its 2020 All-Conference volleyball team. Southeast's Annika Tinsley and...

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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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Meet The Oklahoman’s 2020 All-City volleyball first team

Player of the Year finalist Landry Braziel, Community Christian Class: Freshman The story: The standout underclassman helped...

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The Oklahoman’s 2020 All-City volleyball teams

First Team Player of the Year finalist: Landry Braziel, Fr., Community Christian Player of the Year finalist: Madelyn Booth,...

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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 wrestling: Ferrari brothers making their presence known in debut season with Stillwater

STILLWATER — Anthony Ferrari’s aggression began to show at a young age.

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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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Does Oklahoma high school basketball need a shot clock? Many want it, but there’s mixed emotions

Most people involved with high school basketball across Oklahoma think the sport is in one of the best places it has ever...

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Tramel: Show a little grace to the OSSAA when state basketball playoffs begin in February

High school basketball needs a favor. Not coaches. Not players. Not administrators. Not referees. Not fans. The sport itself...

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Oklahoma high school football: Hall of Fame coach Barry Foster dies

Barry Foster, an Oklahoma Coaches Association Hall of Fame football coach who spent time across multiple stops in southwest...

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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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Oklahoma high school boys basketball: Watch McGuinness' Graham Tawwater hit game-winning shot

Graham Tawwater is no stranger to scoring.But when McGuinness was tied with Class 5A fourth-ranked Shawnee with four seconds...

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Oklahoma high school boys basketball: OU signee Bijan Cortes tallies career-high 46 points to help Kingfisher down Blanchard

KINGFISHER – It wasn't long ago many scouts and recruiters doubted whether Bijan Cortes could score from beyond the arc.It's...

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Oklahoma high school football recruiting: Carl Albert's Ben Harris commits to OU as preferred walk-on

MIDWEST CITY – One of the most decorated quarterbacks in state history is staying close to home to play college football.Carl...

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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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Carlson: Here's the story behind Millwood High School pulling teams amid COVID 'super-spreader' worries

Cecilia Robinson-Woods walked into the gym at Community Christian School and immediately saw there was a problem. There were...

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Nominate students for BancFirst I AM SPORT award

Do you know a high school student-athlete who has been an all-star beyond the box score? If so, we want to hear from you. The...

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Oklahoma high school boys basketball: Why Carl Albert chose to wear masks when it plays

MIDWEST CITY — Jaden Harrell dribbled the ball across the half-court line before turning to his left to get the play from his...

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Millwood High School pulls basketball team off court amid COVID 'super-spreader' at Community Christian

Millwood High School pulled its basketball teams Friday from games at Community Christian because of health and safety...

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Oklahoma high school wrestling: Edmond North wins COAC Tournament

The Edmond North wrestling squad is the Central Oklahoma Athletic Conference champion.

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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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Portland Thorns FC selects Norman North alum Yazmeen Ryan sixth overall in NWSL Draft

It didn't take long for Yazmeen Ryan to reach her dream destination.

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Carlson: Meet the Norman retiree as excited as Alabama, Ohio State about making CFP title game

David Gore couldn’t say yes fast enough when he was asked to be the clock operator for last month's Big 12 Championship Game....

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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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Oklahoma high school wrestling season extended, will include two-week breaks between major events

The Oklahoma high school wrestling season will end a little later this year.

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Oklahoma high school football: Robert Borgstadt steps down as Sapulpa's football coach, Spiro hires Brett Davis

SAPULPA – Robert Borgstadt announced Tuesday he was stepping down as Sapulpa's head football coach. He spent the past five...

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Oklahoma high school football recruiting: Tulsa Holland Hall's Owen Ostroski commits to Tulsa

TULSA – One of the top defensive players won't be leaving Oklahoma to play college football.Tulsa Holland Hall senior defensive...

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Former OU coach Stan Abel remembers Danny Hodge: Arm wrestling, crushing apples and a knife fight

When Danny Hodge snapped his fingers, it sounded like a firecracker popping. That, according to former University of Oklahoma...

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Oklahoma high school swimming: 5 observations from start of the season

Here are five observations from the opening months of action.

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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 boys basketball: Norman North overcomes slow start to top Choctaw, win McGuinness Classic

Jaylon White stole the Choctaw pass while sprinting full speed at his basket.The senior guard at Norman North didn’t see the...

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Oklahoma high school boys basketball: Mount St. Mary cruises past Blanchard in Noble tournament championship game

NOBLE — The Mount St. Mary boys basketball team has several players who can make a big impact on any given night.

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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 girls basketball: Carly Craig scores 23 points, Blanchard beats Bridge Creek for second straight Noble tournament title

Craig commanded Blanchard’s offense and finished with 23 points, leading the Class 4A Lions to a 64-48 victory Saturday night.

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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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Carlson: OU football alum and Washington punter Tress Way enters NFL Playoffs with joy and sorrow

Tress Way heard the pause after the prayer and began to sob. In the victorious and joyous locker room last Sunday night in...

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Oklahoma high school football: Broken Arrow announces Josh Blankenship as next coach, plus other coaching news

Broken Arrow officially announced Josh Blankenship as its next football coach Friday afternoon. Blankenship, the son of...

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Oklahoma high school boys basketball: Why Jeremiah Johnson is next in line of talented Putnam North guards

Quickly after grabbing the rebound, Jeremiah Johnson turned toward the other basket and began sprinting. It only took him four...

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Oklahoma high school wrestling: Broken Arrow beats Mustang in battle between premier Class 6A programs

The third-ranked Tigers defeated No. 2 Mustang 37-26 in a battle between the top two finishers in the state last season.

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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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Oklahoma high school football: Yukon's Jeremy Reed leaving after 4 seasons

YUKON – The Yukon football team will have a new head coach this fall.Jeremy Reed will step down as Yukon's head football coach...

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

The first big high school basketball tournament weekend of January is upon us, and there’s no shortage of stellar action...

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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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Carlson: How Oklahoma high school basketball was changed forever by the godfather of coaches, Dub Raper

Garland Parks thinks of his high school basketball coach as his inspiration and his mentor. The person who Parks has most...

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Oklahoma high school basketball: Jenks coach, NFL referee Clay Martin hospitalized with COVID-19

Jenks boys basketball coach Clay Martin has been hospitalized with COVID-19.His family confirmed with The Oklahoman that...

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Oklahoma high school basketball: Hall of Fame coach Dub Raper dies

Dub Raper, a Hall of Fame Oklahoma high school basketball coach who had stops including Millwood, Carl Albert and Piedmont,...

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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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OU wrestling: Mustang junior John Wiley commits to Sooners

Wiley is one of two Mustang wrestlers who intend to compete for the Sooners.

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How Alabama's Mac Jones grew into Heisman finalist with help of Oklahoma QB coach Joe Dickinson: 'I knew he had staying power'

Sitting inside a Tuscaloosa, Alabama, lunch spot 10 months ago, Joe Dickinson broke everything down for his latest protege Mac...

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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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Oklahoma high school girls basketball: Mustang tops Edmond North in double overtime to win Cornerstone Bank Holiday Classic

MUSTANG – Karley Johnson gave a pump fake before dribbling hard down the left baseline. The junior at Mustang then picked...

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Oklahoma high school boys basketball: Carl Albert knocks off Midwest City for Cornerstone Bank Holiday Classic title

MUSTANG – A group of Carl Albert players surrounded James Locke following the All-Tournament team presentation.Carl Albert’s...

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Oklahoma high school basketball: Edmond North, Mustang girls and Carl Albert, Midwest City boys advance to Cornerstone Bank Mustang Holiday Classic...

The championship matchups are set Wednesday for the third annual Cornerstone Bank Mustang Holiday Classic basketball...

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Oklahoma high school basketball: Recap of first-round action at Cornerstone Bank Mustang Holiday Classic

One of the state's biggest holiday basketball tournaments got underway Monday at Mustang High School.Here's a recap of...

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Meet The Oklahoman's 2020 All-City girls cross country first team

Runner of the Year finalist Tabitha Fox, Deer Creek Class: Sophomore The story: Fox was coming off a season in which she won...

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The Oklahoman's 2020 All-City girls cross country teams

First team Kaitlyn Byrd, Sr., Moore Audrey Hill, So., Edmond Santa Fe Kinley Kite, Fr., Norman North Avery Stanley, Jr.,...

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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: Blanchard's Colby Langford, Caleb Reed among honorees on 4A-2 All-District team

Blanchard's Colby Langford and Caleb Reed were among numerous local athletes honored on the 4A-2 All-District team, which was...

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

The All-City Athletic Conference announced its 2020 All-Conference football team, with plenty of local stars earning...

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Oklahoma high school football: Luther's Fredrik Greenhoward highlights 2A-1 All-District team

Luther's Fredrik Greenhoward was named Player of the Year in District 2A-1, it was announced Tuesday. Oklahoma Christian...

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Oklahoma high school football: Cashion's Brexten Green tabbed Most Valuable Player of District A-3

Cashion senior wide receiver and defensive back Brexten Green was named Most Valuable Player in the District A-3...

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Oklahoma high school football: The Oklahoman’s final 2020 rankings

Class 6A-I (Previous rank in parentheses) 1. Jenks (2) — 11-1 2. Owasso (1) — 11-1 3. Edmond Santa Fe (4) — 10-3 4. Tulsa Union...

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The Oklahoman's 2020 All-City boys cross country teams

First team AJ Antonelli, Jr., Deer Creek Halen Biggs, Sr., Westmoore Beckam Hartis, Sr., Piedmont Ethan Stovall, So., Oklahoma...

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Oklahoma Class 2A football: Tulsa Metro Christian holds off Washington rally, wins second consecutive state title

EDMOND – Dempsey Gilman took the handoff as if he was the running back. Tulsa Metro Christian’s junior defensive lineman broke...

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Meet The Oklahoman's 2020 All-City boys cross country first team

Meet The Oklahoman's 2020 All-City boys cross country first team Runner of the Year finalist: David Boulanger, Westmoore Class:...

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Oklahoma Class A football: Cashion tops Thomas for title, becomes first team in state history to win 16 games

EDMOND — Thomas quarterback Jaxon Ward saw some open space and decided to try to run for the first down.  As soon as Ward made...

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Oklahoma Class A football: Lynn Shackelford, Cashion capture elusive championship after tumultuous season

EDMOND – Lynn Shackelford has his fair share of silver balls. The state football championship teams every season in...

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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 volleyball: Suburban Conference announces 2020 All-Conference team

The Suburban Conference announced its 2020 All-Conference volleyball team on Friday. There were 10 members named to each...

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Oklahoma Class A football: How Cashion and Thomas match up in state final

No. 1 Cashion Wildcats (15-0) vs. No. 2 Thomas Terriers (12-1) When: 7 p.m.

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Oklahoma Class 2A football: How Tulsa Metro Christian and Washington match up in state final

No. 1 Tulsa Metro Christian Patriots (11-2) vs. No. 2 Washington Warriors (12-1) When: 1 p.m.

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Oklahoma Class B football: How Dewar and Laverne match up in state final

No. 1 Dewar Dragons (13-0) vs. No. 2 Laverne Tigers (10-1) When: 2 p.m.

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Oklahoma high school football: The Oklahoman's final championship picks

Each week, The Oklahoman's Cameron Jourdan predicts the score of every high school football game in the state. Here are the...

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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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Oklahoma high school football recruiting: A look at Class of 2021 signees

College football's early signing day began Wednesday for the Class of 2021, and most of Oklahoma's top prospects signed their...

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Oklahoma Class 2A football: Washington’s revolving door at quarterback pushed group to new level

WASHINGTON — For a Class 2A school, Washington’s quarterback room didn’t have much space at the beginning of the season. There...

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Carlson: OU football said no to Charlie Kolar, and now, he wants to deny Sooners another Big 12 title

Charlie Kolar could hear the football crowd roar from his house on game days in Norman. His family lived a couple miles north...

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Oklahoma high school football: Carl Albert's Ben Harris highlights 5A-2 All-District awards

Carl Albert's Ben Harris was voted Most Valuable Player of District 5A-2, it was announced Thursday. The senior...

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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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Oklahoma high school football: Chase Jackson’s journey from Choctaw to TCU anything but normal

CHOCTAW — After one play, Chase Jackson’s season was over. The senior wide receiver at Choctaw was primed for a huge senior...

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Tatum brothers reunite on National Signing Day, make their allegiances official

Rejhan Tatum and his older brother, Ron Tatum III, each signed their National Letter of Intent on Wednesday.Rejhan, a star...

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Oklahoma high school football: Kingfisher's Cade Stephenson highlights 3A-1 All-District awards

Kingfisher's Cade Stephenson was named District MVP of 3A-1, in the awards that were announced Tuesday. McLoud's Collin...

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OSU football: Collin Oliver continuing Edmond Santa Fe to Stillwater pipeline

EDMOND – There's a clear pipeline from the Edmond Santa Fe football program to Oklahoma State.It started with Calvin Bundage in...

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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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OU football: Choctaw's Jordan Mukes could be hidden gem after breakout season

CHOCTAW – If someone were to look at Jordan Mukes' stats through Choctaw's three playoff games, they wouldn't find much.Then...

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Oklahoma high school football: Stillwater's Qwontrel Walker highlights 6A-II-1 All-District honorees

Qwontrel Walker has no shortage of accolades after his stellar season.The senior running back was named Most Valuable Player of...

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Oklahoma high school football: How Southmoore's Cameron Little, an Arkansas commit, became the nation's best kicker

MOORE — Cameron Little’s growth since he started focusing on football has been tremendous. The senior kicker at Southmoore...

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Oklahoma high school football: Longtime Spiro coach Chris Bunch announces retirement

One of Oklahoma's coaching icons announced his retirement Tuesday.Chris Bunch, who spent more than 50 years at Spiro as head...

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Oklahoma high school football: Sophomore QB Kirk Francis a rising star for Tulsa Metro Christian

TULSA — Tulsa Metro Christian football coach Jared McCoy had a question for Kirk Francis during the offseason. “Coach McCoy...

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Oklahoma high school football recruiting: Putnam North's Jeff Nwankwo commits to Tulane

Jeff Nwankwo's patience paid off. The senior wide receiver at Putnam North didn't play football until his senior year, but...

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Oklahoma Class 3A football: Wallace Clark leads Tulsa Holland Hall past Tulsa Lincoln Christian for first state title in school history

EDMOND – Wallace Clark didn’t take much time to find his target. Tulsa Holland Hall’s senior quarterback, an OU baseball...

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Oklahoma Class 4A football: Isaac Smith leads Wagoner’s defense in state championship win

EDMOND – There might not have been a more dominant unit across Oklahoma high school football this season than Wagoner’s...

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Oklahoma Class 5A football: Carl Albert’s Ben Harris cements legacy as one of state’s most successful quarterbacks

EDMOND – As Ben Harris took his final snap as Carl Albert’s starting quarterback, he turned to the sideline and...

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Oklahoma high school boys 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...

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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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Carlson: Seven things to watch on Signing Day for OU, OSU and Oklahoma high school football

Signing Day is almost here. With the college football season shifted back a few weeks on the calendar because of the pandemic,...

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Oklahoma Class 5A football: Carl Albert beats McGuinness for fifth straight state title

EDMOND — Ben Harris faked a pass, took a step to his left and had a small opening in front of him.  The Carl Albert senior...

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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 Class A football: Cashion tops Pawhuska in defensive struggle, advances to title game for second straight year

PAWHUSKA — The Cashion offense had been struggling all night. Battling a noisy crowd of Pawhuska fans and frigid...

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Oklahoma Class 4A football: How Clinton and Wagoner match up in the state championship game

No. 1 Wagoner Bulldogs (13-0) vs. No. 2 Clinton Red Tornadoes (8-3) When: 1 p.m.

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Oklahoma Class 5A football: How Carl Albert and McGuinness match up in state final

No. 1 Carl Albert Titans (10-1) vs. No. 2 McGuinness Fighting Irish (10-2) When: 7 p.m.

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Oklahoma Class C football: How Timberlake and Tyrone match up in the state championship game

No. 1 Timberlake Tigers (12-0) vs. No. 2 Tyrone Bobcats (10-2) When: 2 p.m. Saturday Where: Ranger Field, 709 Oklahoma Blvd,...

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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 Class 3A football: How Tulsa Holland Hall and Tulsa Lincoln Christian match up in state final

No. 1 Tulsa Holland Hall Dutch (11-0) vs. No. 2 Tulsa Lincoln Christian Bulldogs (12-0) When: 7 p.m.

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Oklahoma high school football: The Oklahoman's championship, semifinal picks

Each week, The Oklahoman's Cameron Jourdan predicts the score of every high school football game in the state. Here are the...

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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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Oklahoma high school football: Big 10 announces 2020 All-Conference awards

The Big 10 Conference announced Wednesday its 2020 All-Conference football selections. Midwest City coach Darrell Hall was...

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Oklahoma high school football: McGuinness’ Cole Limber wins Player of the Week poll

McGuinness’ Limber wins Player of the Week poll McGuinness senior wide receiver Cole Limber won The Oklahoman’s Fans’ Choice...

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Oklahoma high school basketball: 56th annual Tournament of Champions canceled

There will be no Tournament of Champions this year.Tulsa Public Schools announced Tuesday morning in a press release it was...

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Oklahoma high school football: Washington QB Emitt Wilk peaking at the right time

WASHINGTON — The Washington football team dug itself into a hole during the Class 2A quarterfinals at Adair on Friday night....

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Carlson: Oklahoma high school football title games will be COVID superspreaders without protocol enforcement

Oklahoma Secondary School Activities Association executive director David Jackson said lots of planning went into how fans...

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Oklahoma high school football: OSSAA, UCO to strictly enforce COVID-19 safety procedures at state finals

Changes could be coming for fans wanting to watch high school football at UCO's Wantland Stadium this weekend. Those planning...

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Oklahoma high school football: Jenks Public Schools apologizes for photo showing mostly maskless student section

Jenks Public Schools posted an apology Sunday on its Facebook page after receiving criticism for a photo showing a mostly...

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Oklahoma Class 6A-II football: Trying to end a dynasty is hard. Just ask Choctaw

EDMOND – Mason Williams could hardly speak. Bixby’s senior quarterback had tears running down his face, smearing his eye...

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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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Nominate your favorite Oklahoma City high school sports team

Do you know a high school sports team that deserves recognition? Tell us about it. The OKC Metro High School Sports Awards is...

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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 6A-II football: Bixby edges Choctaw for third straight state title

EDMOND — The pressure was on Bixby’s defense less than a minute into the fourth quarter against Choctaw in the Class 6A-II...

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Oklahoma Class 6A-I football: Stephen Kittleman's leadership pivotal for Jenks state title run

EDMOND – As players gathered around Jenks quarterback Stephen Kittleman, he took a step back and told his teammates to do the...

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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 Class 6A-II football: How Bixby and Choctaw match up in the state championship game

No. 1 Bixby Spartans (10-0) vs. No. 2 Choctaw Yellowjackets (9-3) When: 7 p.m.

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Oklahoma Class 6A-I football: How Edmond Santa Fe and Jenks match up in the state championship game

No. 1 Jenks Trojans (10-1) vs. No. 2 Edmond Santa Fe Wolves (10-2) When: 1 p.m.

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Oklahoma Class 5A football: Carl Albert cages Collinsville, seeks fifth straight championship

Carl Albert cages Collinsville, seeks fifth straight championship

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Oklahoma Class A football: Cashion advances to semifinals with dominant win against Woodland

CASHION — Cashion quarterback Ben Harman faked a handoff and fired a bullet to Landon Lagasse. As Lagasse cut inside on...

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Oklahoma Class 5A football: McGuinness completes comeback against McAlester, earns state title berth

Cole Limber knew he was going to score as soon as he made his cut.McGuinness’ senior receiver saw the defender who was covering...

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Oklahoma high school football: Choctaw embracing journey back in state championship game for first time in 60 years

CHOCTAW — Doug Martindale remembers his team’s journey to a state championship as if it was yesterday. Thing is, it was 60...

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Oklahoma high school football: The Oklahoman's fourth-round playoff picks

Each week, The Oklahoman's Cameron Jourdan predicts the score of every high school football game in the state. Here are the...

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Oklahoma high school football: UCO announces COVID-19 fan safety guidelines ahead of state championships

The University of Central Oklahoma announced its COVID-19 safety protocols ahead of hosting the Oklahoma Secondary School...

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Carlson: Why making Oklahoma state high school football final is extra pfun for Pfieffers

EDMOND — Scott Pfieffer was there the last time Edmond Santa Fe played for a state football championship. Doesn't remember a...

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Oklahoma high school basketball: Midwest City to retire Shelden Williams' jersey Friday

Shelden Williams will soon have his legacy enshrined forever at Midwest City.The former Bomber star turned Duke Blue Devil then...

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Oklahoma high school boys basketball: Brackets set for The "Open" Tournament

Brackets have been set for the 13th annual Edmond Open basketball tournament.Play is set to begin Thursday, Dec. 10 with all...

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Oklahoma high school basketball: Brackets set for 2nd annual Joe Lawson Memorial Invitational Tournament

The brackets have been set for the 2nd annual Joe Lawton Memorial Invitational Tournament.Norman Public Schools hosts the...

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Oklahoma high school football: Davenport's Carson Funk wins Fans’ Choice Player of the Week poll

Davenport's Carson Funk won The Oklahoman's Fans' Choice Player of the Week poll.

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Former Oklahoman reporter Ray Soldan, who was state's premier sports historian, dies at 91

Ray Soldan, who for more than half a century covered sports for The Oklahoman and is considered the state’s premier sports...

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Carlson: Giving Tuesday options abound, but Fields & Futures tops the list

Brenda Hernandez remembers the big trips her soccer team would make. They went to places like Choctaw and Shawnee. Nice bedroom...

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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 high school football: Mustang's Dominique Dunn, Norman North coach Justin Jones highlight 2020 6A-I-2 All-District honors

The 2020 6A-I-2 All-District team was announced Monday, and plenty of local stars were honored. Tulsa Union running back...

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Oklahoma high school football: Why semifinal games aren't being held at neutral sites

In a normal year, all football semifinal games are played at neutral sites.This isn't a normal year.Sans Class 6A-I and 6A-II,...