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OSSAA State Swimming Championships

Bartlesville Girls and Coach Englehart Go for Fourth Straight 6A Swim Title

Bartlesville High School coach Chad Englehart says the time to judge whether he is deserving to be a finalist for national swimming and diving coach of the year will be next year. That’s when his nucleus of five senior girls, who have led the Bruins to three consecutive OSSAA Class 6A championships, will have graduated...
OSSAA State Swimming Championships

Norman North, Jenks to Battle for 2018 Oklahoma Class 6A Swim Title

The OSSAA Class 6A boys state swimming championship is shaping up as a duel between defending champion Jenks and Norman North. Jenks coach John Turner calls Norman North the favorite, but Norman North coach Keith Nicholson isn’t so sure. YurView will be showcasing the Oklahoma state swimming championships live, Saturday from Edmond Community Pool, beginning...
Jenks basketball coach Clay Martin

Jenks Basketball Coach Clay Martin also Excels as NFL Official

When Jenks High School basketball coach Clay Martin got into officiating to earn some extra money to allow his wife to stay home with their two children, little did he realize that part-time job would lead to a lucrative career working in the most prestigious professional league, the National Football League. “My break came when...
trae young and russell westbrook

Rayford Young Helped Develop Trae into One of the Nation’s Top Players

Trae Young’s father, Rayford, admits at times he is vicariously living out his son’s marvelous playing career to help compensate for his somewhat disappointing career at Texas Tech. Although he averaged more than 15 points per game in his final three seasons for the Red Raiders, he never had an opportunity to play in...
Trae Young OU Basketball Lon Kruger

OU Coach Reaps Benefits from Quality of Oklahoma High School Basketball

University of Oklahoma basketball coach Lon Kruger is relishing his best basketball signing class ever from the state of Oklahoma. Point guard Trae Young (Norman North) and forward Brady Manek (Harrah) have helped boost the Sooners to No. 4 in the Associated Press rankings. “It’s hard to surpass that,” Kruger said with a chuckle. “Both...
Trae Young

Trae Young’s Oklahoma Roots Run Deep

University of Oklahoma basketball coach Lon Kruger got his first glimpse of superstar point guard Trae Young as a freshman at Norman North High School. He left the game impressed. “Clearly at that time he had a knack for it, but he didn’t really start scoring for his team until his sophomore year,” Kruger said....
Booker T. Washington Coach Brad Calip

Hall of Famer Brad Calip Has Booker T. Washington on Track for State Championship

Tulsa Booker T. Washington football coach Brad Calip is a bit sheepish when he talks about his induction into the College Football Hall of Fame. It’s not that he didn’t deserve the honor after his record-setting career as an option quarterback at East Central University, it’s that he marvels at some of those players...
ryan peoples norman north

Ryan Peoples’ Breakout Season Worth the Wait

Norman North quarterback Ryan Peoples has overcome several obstacles in becoming one of Oklahoma’s top high school quarterbacks. He had to sit out last year after transferring from Norman High and recently had to overcome a dislocated shoulder in his throwing side that hindered him in his first four games. Ranked among the Oklahoma’s top...
Will Kuehne

Will Kuehne is Writing a New Chapter in Family’s Rich Athletic Tradition

Coming from a family with a rich golf background and a mother who played college basketball, Will Kuehne is quickly making a name for himself in a different sport -- football. Kuehne, a junior transfer from the Dallas Metroplex, has quarterbacked the Class 6A-I No. 2 Owasso Rams to a 6-1 record this season under...
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Westmoore Gets Inspiration from Young Head Coach Lorenzo Williams

Westmoore coach Lorenzo Williams looks young enough that he could still play for his undefeated Jaguars. At only 32, one of the youngest head coaches in Oklahoma, he is quickly turning around the fortune of the school, ranked No. 3 in Class 6A-I, in only his second season at the helm. Coming off a 6-5...