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WILBURTON, OK (April 30, 2018) – Eastern Oklahoma State College will host the 46th annual Kiamichi All-Star Classic sports competition May 25 and May 26 in Wilburton. High school athletes, who were selected by area coaches, will compete for either the North or South teams in softball, baseball and basketball.
The Kiamichi All-Star Classic will begin Friday, May 25 with girls’ basketball at 5 p.m. followed by boys’ basketball at 7 p.m. in the C.C. Dunlap Field House. The softball game is set for Saturday, May 26 at noon, followed by baseball at 2 p.m.
The girls’ basketball teams will be coached by Robert Brunk of Sallisaw for the North, and Mark Woolard of Hartshorne for the South. The North boys’ basketball team will be coached by Dean Armstrong of Gans, and the South boys’ basketball team will be coached by Joel Dickerson of Wright City.
The North softball team will be coached by Keely Hallman of Porum, while the South softball team will be coached by Sarah Morgan of Smithville. The North baseball team will be led by Chris Gollihare of Panama, while the South will be led by Kyle Butler of Wright City.
Athletes selected to play in the 2018 Kiamichi All-Star Classic include:
North Girls Basketball
Kim Swindle – Bokoshe
Dacey Cloud – Cameron
Kim Motley – Crowder
Kennedi Cooper – Howe
Justyn Lynn – Howe
Abby Myers – Kinta
Kamryn Johnson – Muldrow
Summer Perkins – Pocola
Alexis Culbreth – Porum
Kaylee Bemo – Sallisaw
Shawntey Hays – Stigler
Lauren Wardlow – Warner
South Girls Basketball
Aspen Williston – Broken Bow
Faith Russell – Haileyville
Alexis Lyons – Hartshorne
Alex Miller – Hartshorne
Tatum Jones – Hugo
Shyia Smith – Idabel
DeAnn Taylor – Rattan
Darcie McCullar – Red Oak
Blaire Wilson – Savanna
Melinda Ludlow – Talihina
Ryan Cochran – Tushka
Kenzie Ezekiel – Wilburton
North Boys Basketball
Kobe Ragsdale – Arkoma
David Holmes – Gans
Michael Dean – Howe
George Luna – Kinta
Jett Wood – McAlester
Tyren Collins – Muldrow
Dean Austin – Oktaha
Cameron Daniel – Roland
Cedric Cobb – Spiro
Kaleb Glass – Vian
Javier Ramos – Vian
Austin Maxwell – Webbers Falls
South Boys Basketball
Kyler Gee – Antlers
Andres Lujano – Hartshorne
G’Quavious Lennox – Hugo
Nick McKnight – Moyers
Keegan Bohanon – Rattan
Toche Taylor - Rattan
Jacob Armstrong – Red Oak
Grayson Nix – Red Oak
Austin Thomas – Silo
Kariim Byrd – Talihina
Levi Knight – Wilburton
Robert Briley – Wright City
Talia Cox – Bokoshe
Abby Davidson – Howe
Justyn Lynn – Howe
Audrey DeShazo – Keota
Kynleigh Hill – Keota
Summer Perkins – Pocola
Emily Eakle – Porum
Hannah Owens – Porum
Ashlyn Morris – Poteau
Kaylee Bemo – Sallisaw
Sierra Perdue – Spiro
Shauntey Hays – Stigler
Riley Calhoun – Stigler
Lauryn Chavarria – Stuart
Skylar Stopp – Stuart
Trinitee Haney – Broken Bow
Logan Mullens – Calera
Vanessa Yother – Coalgate
Lynzee Smith – Fort Towson
Sydney Crase – Heavener
Abbi Moody – Heavener
Emily Yandale – Heavener
Shelby Linscott – Kiowa
Alex Eddinger – Rattan
Darcie McCullar – Red Oak
Mollie McGee – Red Oak
Kenzie Eppler – Silo
Staci Lee – Smithville
Jadyn Miller – Smithville
Bayleigh Parker – Soper
Hunter Hiler – Eufaula
Brant Denton – Howe
Trey Nation – Howe
Diego Sanchez – Howe
Cameron Green – McAlester
Matt Erwin – Oktaha
Jake Robbins – Oktaha
Kale Barcheers – Panama
Jacob Mantooth – Panama
Dawson Restine – Panama
Hunter Taylor – Pocola
Bradley Chronister – Spiro
Hunter Whitaker – Stuart
Kaleb Glass – Vian
Javier Ramos – Vian
Brayden Langley – Calera
James Vazquez – Calera
Brady Nichols – Durant
Connor Roberts – Durant
Blake Lindley – Hartshorne
Cash Balentine – Red Oak
Brett Deatherage – Red Oak
Christian McGowan – Rock Creek
Trevor Dailey – Silo
Parker Holland – Silo
Dainjer Robinson – Silo
Koty Frank – Tushka
Bryar Ward – Wister
Robert Briley – Wright City
Dalyn Burrell – Wright City
AUSTIN, Texas — From walk-on to Heisman Trophy winner to No. 1 overall pick. Baker Mayfield's fairy-tale football story continued Thursday night when the Cleveland Browns made him the top selection in the 2018 NFL Draft.
Mayfield, who joins defensive lineman Lee Roy Selmon (1976), running back Billy Sims (1980) and quarterback Sam Bradford (2010) as Oklahoma players to go No. 1 overall, watched the draft with family, friends and his former OU head coaches at his parents' house in his hometown of Austin.
Mayfield became the 84th Sooner to be drafted since 2000, and is head coach Lincoln Riley's first NFL selection. Oklahoma is the lone program to produce two quarterbacks this millennium who were picked No. 1 overall, and the only program since the 1940s to produce two No. 1 QB picks in a 10-year period. It is also one of just six schools to have at least four former players go No. 1 overall.
Mayfield's list of accomplishments and accolades is novelesque. The 2017 unanimous first-team All-American and the program's sixth Heisman Trophy winner was also a two-time Big 12 Offensive Player of the Year and a two-time first-team All-American, and is the Big 12 career record-holder for yards per pass attempt (9.7), touchdowns responsible for (153) and consecutive games with at least one TD pass (40). He set the OU career record for completion percentage (.698), passing efficiency rating (189.4), TDs responsible for (138) and pass attempt streak with no interceptions (200), and ranks second in FBS history in passing efficiency rating (175.4), third in yards per attempt, fourth in TD passes (131) and fifth in total offense (15,690 yards).
The 6-1, 215-pounder also led OU to 34-6 overall and 25-2 Big 12 records the last three years, while guiding the Sooners to three Big 12 titles as well as the Orange Bowl (CFP), Sugar Bowl and Rose Bowl (CFP). All that after joining the program as a walk-on following his unannounced transfer from Texas Tech, where he was also a walk-on.
"It's an emotional night," said Riley, who was also Mayfield's position coach. "Baker's been through a lot and this is a great night for him and for his family. You look at where he started and how he was overlooked a lot his life but continued to believe in himself, continued to fight. Having a front-row seat to his journey the last three years, it's really unbelievable. He's believed in himself the whole way, and that shows you how important that is."
Asked about Mayfield's prospects with the Browns, Riley issued heavy optimism."I think he'll do well," he said. "They showed they really wanted him. They believed in him and they invested in him. They could have had anyone in America. I think if the Browns are as invested in him as we were at Oklahoma, he's going to return the favor by working his tail off. I think it's going to be a great fit. He's got the confidence and self-belief to go in there and do very well."
Bob Stoops, Mayfield's first OU head coach, couldn't hide his happiness for Mayfield, and couldn't help still marvel at the quarterback's achievements.
"Incredibly exciting," said Stoops. "This is what should have happened for him. He's the best player out there. What he did for us — just go back. The last three years have been magical. What he did in my last two years with the two Big 12 championships, the leadership, the toughness and everythinig else, I don't know that I've ever had anyone like him. He earned everything he got, and to finish his career the last two years by setting the NCAA pass efficiency record both seasons is just incredible. What an exceptional player and story. So happy for him."
In 2017, Mayfield earned unanimous first-team All-America honors and in addition to the Heisman Trophy won the Maxwell Award, Davey O'Brien Award, Manning Award, Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award and Walter Camp Player of the Year Award, and was named AP Player of the Year and Sporting News Player of the Year.
He set the single-season OU record with four Big 12 Offensive Player of the Week awards, and led the FBS in completion percentage (.705), points responsible for (296) and yards per pass attempt (11.5). Mayfield broke his own FBS single-season record for passing efficiency rating (198.9), and set another school single-season record with his 4,938 yards of total offense. He finished second in OU single-season annals in completion percentage and touchdown passes (43) while ranking third in passing yards (4,627).
His most prolific performance of the year came in a 62-52 win at Oklahoma State when he set program records with 598 passing yards (387 in first half also set an OU standard) and 589 yards of total offense while throwing for five touchdowns on 24-of-36 passing and rushing for another score.
Added Stoops, "Selfishly, me being a guy from Youngstown, Ohio, and an hour from Cleveland, I can't wait for him to bring the Browns back and be the guy they've needed."
OKLAHOMA CITY – Oklahoma City All-Sports and the NCAA announced that tickets for the 2018 NCAA Division III Softball Championship are now on sale. The championship will take place May 24-29 at USA Softball Hall of Fame Stadium Complex. This year marks the second consecutive year Oklahoma City will play host to this National Championship.
All-session tickets are $35 for adults and $20 for seniors/children. To purchase tickets, visit www.ncaa.com/tickets or https://www.okcallsports.org/d3sbchamp
All tickets are general admission. Single-session tickets will be made available for purchase May 7. Group tickets will also be available.
Eight teams will qualify to compete in the 2018 NCAA DIII Softball Championship. The two teams that advance to the championship will play a best-of-three series for the National Championship.
The 2018 NCAA Division III Softball Championship, co-hosted by Oklahoma City All-Sports and the University of Central Oklahoma, will be played at historic USA Softball Hall of Fame Stadium Complex.
USA Softball Hall of Fame Stadium Complex is widely known as the Softball Capital of the World®. The stadium has played host to the best softball competition in the world, including USA teams and it is the long-term home of the NCAA Women’s College World Series, which will take place following the completion of the Division III Championship, May 31 – June 6, 2018.
For more information on the 2018 NCAA Division III Softball Championship, visit https://www.okcallsports.org/d3sbchamp or contact Oklahoma City All-Sports by phone at 405-236-5000.
THURSDAY, MAY 24
Game 1 - 11:00am: (OGE Energy Field)
Game 2 - 1:30pm: (OGE Energy Field)
Game 3 - 4:00pm: (OGE Energy Field)
Game 4 - 6:30pm: (OGE Energy Field)
FRIDAY, MAY 25
Game 5 - 11:00am: (INTEGRIS Field)
Game 6 - 1:30pm: (INTEGRIS Field)
Game 7 - 4:30pm: (INTEGRIS Field)
Game 8 - 7:00pm: (INTEGRIS Field)
SATURDAY, MAY 26
Game 9 - 1:00pm: (INTEGRIS Field)
Game 10 - 3:30pm: (INTEGRIS Field)
SUNDAY, MAY 27
Game 11 - Noon: (INTEGRIS Field)
Game 12 - 2:30pm: (INTEGRIS Field)
Game 13 - 5:30pm (if necessary): (INTEGRIS Field)
Game 14 - 8:00pm (if necessary): (INTEGRIS Field)
MONDAY, MAY 28
Championship Game 1 - 1:00pm: (OGE Energy Field)
Championship Game 2 - 3:30pm: (OGE Energy Field)
TUESDAY, MAY 29
Championship Game 3 - 11:00am (if necessary): (OGE Energy Field)
The Shady Point Track Team participated in the Holly Creek Invitational at Holly Creek School (Broken Bow) April 16th.
They placed in many events ranging from first place to sixth place.
They also competed in the ORES track regional in Holly Creek on April 19, 2018.
Track members are: Darius Bluford, Mikey Francis, Hannah Enkoff; Back L-R: Abbi Covey, Jazzlyn Harrison, Karli Albert, Brinklee Butler, Jackson Morris, Kara Albert, Will Bryan and Hunter Sears.
The Shady Point Track Team participated in the ORES Regional Track Meet on April 19th at Holly Creek School (Broken Bow).
Regional winners where:
Karli Albert shot putchampion, discus champion; Kara Albert high jump champion, 1600m champion; Ryleigh Pierce 1600m 3rd place; Sophie Pulice 400m 3rd place; Brinklee Butler 100m hurdles 2nd place, 300m hurdles champion; Hannah Enkoff 800m 2nd place; Jazzlyn Harrison long jump 4th place; Ty Holt 800m 3rd place; Girls 4X100m relay 2nd place; Boys 4X100m relay 4th place; Gierls 4X200m relay 3rd place, Boys 4X200m relay 3rd place; Girls 4X400m relay champions.
The Shady Point Girls Track Team was also 3rd over all.
Shady Point now moves on to the ORES State Track Championship on April 28th at McAlester High School.
Ben Coldagelli | Associate Director, Athletics Communications, University of Oklahoma Athletics Department
NORMAN – No. 19 Oklahoma opens postseason play this weekend at the 2018 Big 12 Women's Golf Championship in Dallas, Texas. The 54-hole tournament will be played Friday and Sunday at the par-72, 6,215-yard Dallas Athletic Club.
Oklahoma will begin play in the top group, being paired with golfers from No. 7 Texas and No. 16 Oklahoma State. The Sooners tee off at 8:30 a.m. CT on Friday and will play 36 holes on the opening day, followed by the final round on Sunday. The tournament’s second round was originally scheduled for Saturday, but was moved to Friday afternoon in response to the weather forecast and expected rain.
The Sooners have their eyes on winning their fourth Big 12 title, previously capturing the conference crown in 2000, 2012 and 2014.
"We’re excited to start our postseason tournaments this week," said OU head coach Veronique Drouin-Luttrell. "We’ve had great practices and are ready to go. To have a chance to play in the Big 12 Championship so close to home is fantastic and hopefully we have a lot of Crimson and Cream supporters out there cheering us on."
Oklahoma enters the Big 12 Championship coming off of a strong regular season that included two tournament titles and six top-five finishes. The Sooners have claimed first or second place in four of their last five tournaments and boast the fifth-best average score against par in the country (+1.24).
The Sooners have found success from different golfers all season, displaying unprecedented depth throughout the OU roster. Oklahoma is the first school in conference history to have three different golfers earn Big 12 Women's Golfer of the Month recognitions in one season. Kaitlin Milligan most recently won the honor in February, joining Julienne Soo (September) and Hannah Wood (November).
Seven different Sooners have claimed a top-10 finish this season, including five OU golfers securing at least one finish in the top five.
OU’s depth is evident by Drouin-Luttrell sending out her seventh different five-golfer lineup of the season.
Live scoring will be available on GolfStat.com and admission to the tournament is free.
1. Julienne Soo, junior: Captured the Clover Cup title with a 54-hole score of 211 (-5)...Has claimed five top 10 finishes this season...Tied for 14th at the Hurricane Invitational with a 225 (+1)...Took sixth at Battle at the Beach with a 210 (-3) to close the fall portion of the schedule...Tied for ninth place with a 2-under 214 at the Maryb S. Kauth Invitational...Named the Big 12 Women’s Golfer of the Month for the month of September after recording two top-10 finishes and shooting under par in five of six rounds...Her 204 (-9) at the season-opening Jim West Challenge is the fourth-lowest 54-hole score in program history...Secured ninth place at the Schooner Fall Classic with a 3-under 210...Dating back to last season, has finished at par or better in 34 of her last 54 rounds...Boasts 11 top-10 finishes in her career, all of which have come in her last 18 tournaments.
2. Hannah Wood, senior: Boasts four top-20 finishes over her last five tournaments, including a fifth place showing at the Clover Cup...Climbed 15 spots in the final day of the Hurricane Invitational to finish in 13th place...Placed in 20th at the Westbrook Invitational...Named Big 12 Co-Golfer of the Month in November after leading the Sooners to a second-place finish in the Battle at the Beach in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico (Nov. 3-5) in the team's only November tournament...Shot a 4-under 209 in Cabo to tie for fourth place and secure her second top-10 finish of the fall season...Earned sixth place at the 2017 Schooner Fall Classic while playing as an individual...Shot a 209 (-4) in the Schooner.
3. Valerie Tanguay, senior: Has claimed two top-five finishes in her last three tournaments...Secured fourth at the Clemson Invitational while competing individually with a 209 (-7)...Tied for second place at the Hurricane Invitational while competing in the event as an individual, shooting a career-best-tying 67 (-5) on the final day to finish with a 211 (-5)...Tied for 26th at the Jim West Challenge with a 216 (+3)...Owns nine career top-20 finishes, including three in the top 10.
4. Kaitlin Milligan, freshman: Tied for 17th with a 223 (+7) at the Hurricane Invitational...Named Big 12 Golfer of the Month for February...At the Westbrook Invitational, shot a 54-hole total of 199 (-17) – the lowest individual tournament score in OU history - to finish in second...The freshman had opened the event with a 62 (-10) in Sunday’s first round, marking the lowest 18-hole score in program history (previous low was 65), the best in Big 12 history and the lowest in NCAA Division I women’s golf this season...Finished in a tie for 13th with a 214 (+1) at the Battle at the Beach...Tied for 16th at the Schooner Fall Classic with a 1-under (212)...The first OU freshman to earn a top-20 finish since current seniors Ana Ruiz and Hannah Wood in 2014.
5. Sydney Youngblood, redshirt freshman: In the lineup for the first time September, coming back from a shoulder injury...Claimed ninth place at the Jim West Challenge with a career-low 209 (-4) in her first tournament back with the Sooners after a season-ending injury in 2016-17...Tied for 36th at the Schooner Fall Classic...Played in OU's first three tournaments of 2016-17 before suffering a shoulder surgery and claiming a medical redshirt.
Press release from Danny Kobren - Univeristy of Oklahoma
NORMAN – The Mountain Pacific Sports Federation (MPSF) champion Oklahoma men’s gymnastics team has qualified as the No. 1 seed at the NCAA Championships, taking place at the UIC Pavilion in Chicago on April 20 and 21.
The Sooners will compete in a preliminary session on Friday at 7 p.m., April 20 against No. 4 Illinois, No. 5 Ohio State, No. 8 Penn State, No. 9 Iowa and No. 12 California. As the No. 1 seed, OU earned the right to pick its starting event and will compete in Olympic order, starting on floor and ending on high bar.
A second preliminary session featuring No. 2 Minnesota, No. 3 Michigan, No. 6 Stanford, No. 10 Navy and No. 11 Air Force will take place prior to the evening session. The top three teams from each session will qualify for the finals on Saturday, April 20, along with the top three individuals on each event not already qualified with a team.
OU has faced four of five of the teams in their preliminary – Illinois, Ohio State, Iowa and California – defeating all of them en route to its fourth straight undefeated regular season.
Last weekend, the Sooners claimed their seventh consecutive conference championship with a 414.050, defeating Stanford (404.150), California (393.650) and Air Force (392.550). Yul Moldauer won a program-record five individual conference titles and posted the second-highest all-around total in the country this season with an 86.900. OU wrapped up the meet with 14 top-three finishes on its way to its 25th overall conference title.
The three-time defending national champions will look for their 12th national title in team history, which would tie Penn State for the most of any NCAA men’s gymnastics program. The Sooners also look for their fourth consecutive championship. Only two other men’s gymnastics programs, Illinois from 1939 to 1942 and Nebraska from 1979 to 1982, have won at least four NCAA titles in a row.
Fanshawe Public School participated in a Track meet held in Heavener.
Congratulations to Brooke Baldwin and Wyatt Peterson.
Brooke got First place in the 100 & 300 hurdle.
She also was third in the 100 dash and second in the 200 dash.
Wyatt Peterson placed 3rd Long Jump.
Jason Baldwin, Wyatt Peterson, Luke Herell, Lake Wooten
Congratulations to the OK Freedom Basketball team!
The OK Freedom travel basketball team won the TBT “Attack the Rim” Basketball Tournament in Midtown Tulsa on April 7th.
The team members are:
Front Row L-R: Alexis Smith, Ryleigh Pierce, Jazzlyn Harrison, Brayli Beason;
Back Row L-R: Ariana Loggins, Sky Bluford, Brailey Francis, Kara Albert, Sadie Deiter, Sophie Pulice.
Press Release from Danny Kobren, Communications Assistant University of Oklahoma
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — The Oklahoma men’s gymnastics team claimed its seventh consecutive Mountain Pacific Sports Federation (MPSF) conference title Saturday night, posting a team total of 414.050.
OU’s MPSF championship streak extends the longest in team history and the most conferences titles since the team won four straight from 2005 to 2008. The Sooners victory also marks their 87th in a row.
In addition to the team title, Yul Moldauer won five individual championships on floor, pommel horse, still rings, parallel bars and all-around, the most since Jake Dalton claimed four titles in 2012. Tanner Justus joined Moldauer on the podium with his first career conference championship on vault.
The team was solid in its first rotation of the night, notching a 68.450 on floor. Moldauer led the pact in his first routine back from injury with a 14.600. Gage Dyer and Tanner Justus followed with a 14.000 each. Hunter Justus and Levi Anderson scored a 12.950 and a 12.900 respectively. Oklahoma trailed Air Force by less than two points with the Falcons competing on vault.
Even with a few mistakes on pommel horse, OU posted a 66.350. Moldauer paced the Sooners with a 14.150, Brian Schibler posted the next highest score with a 13.500 followed by Genki Suzuki (13.050), Grant Kell (12.950) and Anderson (12.700). The Sooners found themselves in third, still less than two points out of first.
OU leaped into first place with a massive rotation on still rings, scoring a 70.300. Moldauer sparked the Sooners’ lineup with a phenomenal 15.050, a season-high for the junior. Collyn Kellogg registered a career-high 14.150. Reese Rickett anchored with a 14.050 with Jake Maloley (13.850) and Anderson (13.200) rounding out the lineup for the Sooners. With its fantastic performance on rings, OU led by just under three points.
The Sooners kept the momentum rolling on vault, totaling a 72.200 in the fourth rotation and extending their lead. No gymnast scored below a 14.000 and OU swept the the top-three scores. Tanner Justus posted a new season-high with a 14.850. Hunter Justus followed with a 14.550. Moldauer continued his strong all-around showing with a 14.500. Dyer and Anderson scored 14.200 and 14.100 respectively.
In the fifth rotation, OU continued to dominate, posting a 68.400 on parallel bars and stretching its lead to nearly seven points. Moldauer picked up his fourth conference title of the day with 14.950. Dyer notched a career-high 14.200. Anderson finished behind him with a 13.700. Suzuki (13.050) and Hunter Justus (12.500) rounded out the lineup for the Sooners.
OU put the finishing touches on their seventh consecutive MPSF crown with a 68.350 on high bar. Anderson and Suzuki each scored a 14.100. Moldauer wrapped up a phenomenal all-around performance with a 13.650. Isamu Ito (13.400) and Kell (13.100) closed out the meet for the Sooners.