Ford High School Weekly

Ford High School Weekly

Ford High School Weekly is a behind-the-scenes glimpse into players, coaches, and administrators making high school athletics such a phenomenon in Oklahoma.

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

Shawnee Public Schools

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 go away.” McNeil handled the nerves...

La’Mar Burks Documents the Legacy of BTW Athletics

La'Mar Burks, Booker T. Washington

La'Mar Burks grew up near Tulsa's Booker T. Washington High School dreaming of becoming a Hornet. He was a member of BTW's 1973 state championship football team. Over the years his love for BTW Athletics led him on a multi-year odyssey to curate and document the outstanding athletic history of his alma mater. La'Mar Burks shares his knowledge and...

Elgin Claims First-Ever Dual State Championship

Elgin Public Schools

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 the title match. “A lot of...

Hoops Documentary Highlights Impressive BTW Tradition

Booker T. Washington High School.

Over the past 102 years, Booker T. Washington High School in Tulsa has built an impressive tradition of athletic excellence. That tradition is on full display with the recent release of the documentary, “Booker T. Washington Boys Basketball: A Legacy of Champions.” The film was made available for viewing recently at a free screening at the Circle Cinema in Tulsa....

Edmond North’s T.o. Barrett Looks for a Championship Repeat

T.o. Barrett, Edmond North High School

Edmond North star junior T.o. Barrett was instrumental in the Huskies’ state championship last season. Listed as a point guard, T.o. instead considers himself a “basketball player” but hopes to go down as one of the best in Oklahoma history. As this season rolls toward the playoffs, T.o. and the Huskies hope to repeat as champions. Holding scholarship offers...

Junior High State Wrestling Championship Celebrates 48th Year

jr high wrestling

Interest and participation in amateur wrestling is at an all-time high in Oklahoma. Look no further than the expected turnout for this weekend’s 48th annual Oklahoma State Junior High Wrestling Championships in Oklahoma City. Tournament officials estimate nearly 2,600 competitors will converge on “The Big House” (Jim Norick Arena) at the Oklahoma City Fairgrounds to compete for individual championships. “If the...

Connor Dow and the Broken Arrow Tigers in Position for Title Run

Connor Dow, Broken Arrow High School

Broken Arrow's senior guard Connor Dow and the Broken Arrow Tigers are off to a 15-0 start. Connor is a leader on a team with good chemistry. He's played organized basketball since grade school. His family's support and a lot of practice have helped him succeed in the game he loves. Connor is committed to the Oklahoma State Cowboys....

Lady Indians Capture Shawnee Invitational Title

El Reno High School

Second place was something happening too often to the El Reno Lady Indians’ liking. They finished second at the Shawnee Invitational last year and lost in the 5A state championship game to McAlester. Additional second-place finishes this season in early-season tournaments only added to their frustration. The Lady Indians finally broke through last week, however, when they raced past the...

2023 Shawnee Invitational Basketball Championships (Replay 1-21-23)

2023 shawnee invitational

Watch a replay of the Ford Game of the Week: 2023 Shawnee Invitational Girls and Boys Championship games - from Saturday, Jan. 21, 2023.

Bixby’s Gentry Baldwin is Going Places

Gentry Baldwin, Bixby High School

Bixby's senior point guard Gentry Baldwin is heading to Oral Roberts University to play basketball. The Spartans were runners up in 6A Girls basketball the las two years in narrow losses. Gentry would like to help lead her team to that one extra victory in March at the state tournament. Gentry says she's competitive by nature. She credits her...