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...

Yellowjackets A Contender In 6A Hoops

Choctaw Yellowjackets

Choctaw basketball coach Jermaine Simpson understands the importance of teams peaking at the end of the season. “We don’t want to be peaking in December,” said Simpson. Simpson and the Yellowjackets have raced out to an impressive 11-2 start and are currently ranked fifth in Class 6A according to Due to Choctaw advancing to the state championship in football, Simpson didn’t...

TOC Win Puts Dayton Forsythe and Dale Pirates on the Map

Dayton Forsythe, Dales Pirates

Dayton Forsythe is a Junior Guard with the defending 2A Champion Dale Pirates Basketball Team. In December Dayton was the Most Valuable Player in the Tournament of Champions. The Pirates beat Union, Crossings Christian and Tulsa Memorial to win that tournament championship. After that performance, Dayton received offers from Oklahoma, Oklahoma State and Wake Forest. Dayton has been playing...

Grove’s Crawford Named Gatorade Football Player Of The Year

Grove football coach Ron Culwell doesn’t pull any punches when talking about his senior running back Emmanuel Crawford. “Emmanuel is a once-in-a-lifetime guy,” said Culwell. “I bet I’ll never see another one like him in my career. I know I haven’t up until now and I’ve been coaching for 41 years. He’s a once-in-a-lifetime back with the ability that he...

Dale Pirates Win Tournament of Champions In Historic Fashion

Dale Pirates

As the final buzzer sounded at the 57th annual Tournament of Champions high school boy’s basketball tournament at the BOK Center in Tulsa, reality set in on what the Dale Pirates had just accomplished. The Pirates, the defending 2A state champion, knocked off 6A Tulsa Union (54-39), 4A #2 Crossings Christian (70-55) and 5A #2 Tulsa Memorial (59-52) in the...

Montgomery Leads Bixby Excellence

Loren Montgomery, Bixby High School

Loren Montgomery became the head coach of the Bixby Spartans in 2010. Over the last 12 years he has steadily built the Spartan football program into one of the state's perennial powers. Bixby won 7 Class 6A II championships from 2014 through 2021. This year Bixby moved up to Class 6A I where their success continued as the Spartans...

Gutsy Call Helps Washington Win First Football Title Since 1996

Washington Warriors, Washington Public Schools

With less than a minute to play and a state championship on the line, Coach Brad Beller huddled his Washington Warriors team together for a final strategic move. Washington led 17-14 and after taking a knee three times, the Warriors had to decide if they were going to punt on fourth-and-24 or try to run a play, gain a few...

Ford High School Weekly Goes to the Playoffs

Deion Imade, Ford High School Weekly

See the highlights of all five championship games from week 1 of OSSAA state championship football. Deion Imade has all the highlights and talks with the 6A II State Champion Stillwater Pioneers. Michael Knight joins Deion for more analysis of 2022 state championship games.