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McAlester High School

McAlester Boys Earn First-Ever Trip to State Soccer Playoffs

When the final horn sounded last Friday night at Hook Eales Stadium in McAlester, a celebration 11 years in the making took place. The Buffaloes, with a convincing 6-3 win over Sapulpa, earned their first-ever trip to the state soccer playoffs. Since then, the team has been the toast of the school and community. “They’ve been...
David Castillo, Bartlesville High School

Bartlesville Hoops Star Makes College Choice

When Bartlesville junior guard David Castillo decided he was ready to announce his college commitment, he wanted to keep it simple. Castillo, a consensus Top 50 player in the Class of 2024, announced his commitment to Kansas State earlier this week in a small ceremony at Bruin Field House in Bartlesville. “I never wanted to be...
Broken Arrow High School, BA Tigers

Broken Arrow Soccer Finds Success With Team-First Attitude

After four years as the girls soccer coach at Broken Arrow, Kassie Embrey believes she has the Tiger program right where she wants it. “You need four years to start your own program because then you have nobody left over from the previous program to judge how the previous person did it,” said Embrey. Embrey definitely...
Brandon Garrison, Del City High School

Garrison Performs Well At McDonald’s All-American Game

Del City’s Brandon Garrison capped off an incredible senior season Tuesday night by participating in the 2023 McDonald’s All-American game in Houston. The 6-9 center, representing the West squad, scored 10 points and added rebounds, two steals and a block in 20 minutes of action. The West came up just short, losing 109-106. “I thought he...
Edmond Memorial High School

Bulldogs Gearing Up For State Title Run

When high school athletes go on Spring Break, coaches are typically concerned how sharp they’ll be when they return from having a week off. For Edmond Memorial soccer coach Jake Hemphill, it was a pleasant, but expected result. “To be honest, it was absolutely incredible,” said Hemphill about his team’s first practice after returning from...
Lady Longhorns, Jones Public Schools

Jones 3-Peats as 3A Girls Hoops Champ

When it comes to girls basketball at Jones, it’s probably safe to say that three was the team’s lucky number this season. The third-seeded Lady Longhorns captured the Class 3A title last week in Oklahoma City by beating top-seeded Washington, 39-33, to give the school its third straight state championship. Jones is just the 10th school...
Kolby Johnson, Caddo Public Schools

Caddo Hoops Coach Leads Two Teams To Title Game

“The thrill of victory, and the agony of defeat.” That memorable line from the popular 1970s sports program ABC’s Wide World of Sports perfectly describes Caddo basketball coach Kolby Johnson’s experience last week at the Class A state tournament in Oklahoma City. Johnson has the unique opportunity of coaching both the boys and girls basketball teams...
Peyton Hand, Choctaw Public Schools

Hand is Oklahoma’s First-Ever 4-Time Girls Wrestling Champion

As the final seconds elapsed and the buzzer sounded at the 2023 Oklahoma State High School Wrestling Championships, Choctaw senior Peyton Hand was overcome with a wave of emotions. First, there was the exhilaration of victory as she let out a yell. Then, after the official raised her arm in triumph, the magnitude of her...
Shawnee Public Schools

McNeil Leads Shawnee To Back-To-Back 5A Swim Titles

Shawnee senior Piper McNeil admits she gets more nervous competing at her school swim meets than big club meets. “I definitely get more nervous, and I don’t really know why,” admitted McNeil. “I get quiet, and I keep to myself. I just try to stick to my routine. Once I dive in, all the nerves...
Elgin Public Schools

Elgin Claims First-Ever Dual State Championship

It took a little time, but the dedication and hard work finally paid off for the Elgin Owls last week when they claimed their first-ever Dual State wrestling championship. The Owls plowed through the 5A bracket, knocking off Pryor, 48-18, in the quarterfinals, defending champion Collinsville, 48-21, in the semifinals, and second-ranked Coweta, 40-27, in...