Bryce Thompson, BTW

BTW’s Thompson Pulls Fast One on Jayhawks’ Coach Bill Self

After weeks and months of contemplating his basketball future, Booker T. Washington star guard Bryce Thompson had finally made up his mind where he was he was going to go to college. The 2019 Oklahoma Gatorade Player of the Year had narrowed his choices to Kansas, North Carolina, Oklahoma and Oklahoma State. After informing his...
Kelbie Washington Norman

Kelbie Washington Helps Lead Norman Girls to Hoops Success

Norman point guard Kelbie Washington is pretty blunt when she explains what it takes to win a state championship. "For me personally, it's whoever shows up," said Washington matter-of-factly. "It's whoever wants it the most."
Olivia Brown, BA Tigers

Olivia Brown Putting Oklahoma High School Girls Wrestling On The Map

With girls high school wrestling debuting this academic school year in Oklahoma, the sport needs an elite student-athlete to help publicize and legitimize its debut. It has it in Broken Arrow junior Olivia Brown. Brown has won four national tournaments the past two years and is currently the top-ranked girls heavyweight in the country. "I don't think...
Nate Goodlow, Del City High School

Goodlow Excels On And Off The Court For Del City

Del City's Nate Goodlow is having a senior year to remember. Honor Roll? Check. Homecoming King? Check. Tournament of Champions team title and MVP honors? Check. Del City's first boy's state basketball championship in 40 years?  We'll have to wait until March to see about that one. Goodlow and the Eagles have to be considered one of the favorites...
Broken Arrow Girls Wrestling Team

Girls High School Wrestling Exploding in Oklahoma

Oklahoma is well known as one of the top wrestling states in the country. Oklahoma State has won 34 national championships. Stillwater is home to the National Wrestling Hall of Fame & Museum. Top collegiate programs also exist at the University of Oklahoma, University of Central Oklahoma, Oklahoma City University and several other schools. With...
Asher Link, Metro Christian

Link Overcomes Injury, Leads Metro Christian To First State Title

It was halftime of the Class 2A football state championship game, and while Metro Christian held a 15-13 lead over Vian, there was some definite concern in the Patriot locker room. Just before half, senior quarterback Asher Link smashed his throwing hand on a Vian defender’s helmet. As he and the rest of the Patriots...
Poteau Pirates Footbal

Poteau, Werner Bask In First State Football Championship

The town of Poteau, Oklahoma claims a population of nearly 9,000 people and it's a safe bet that all or nearly everyone in that Leflore County community made the three and a half hour trek to Edmond for the recent Class 4A football state championship. The third-ranked Pirates claimed their first-ever football state title by...
Kenny Gunn

Ford Flashback: Football Lessons Set Kenny Gunn on His Path to Success

https://youtu.be/YLMg8j9_E1I In 1989, the Cascia Hall Commandos were on a dominating run to the state championship and it wouldn't have been possible without their star, Kenny Gunn. A speedy running back and ball-hawking defender, Gunn had an impact on every part of the Commandos game as they went 15-0 on their way to Cascia Hall's...
Chase Ricke, Lincoln Christian

Lincoln Christian Earns Way Back To Title Game

Twelve months ago, Lincoln Christian experienced all of the emotions involved with losing a playoff game. Weeks and months of practice were remembered as the final seconds ticked off in a 69-34 loss to eventual champion Heritage Hall in the Class 3A semifinals. "I told them to embrace how this feels," remembered head coach Jerry...
Jenks Trojan

Jenks Football Coach Allan Trimble Leaves Lasting Memories

We knew this day was coming. It was inevitable. Still, hearing the news Sunday that former Jenks football coach Allan Trimble had passed away following a three-plus year battle with Lou Gehrig's Disease still delivered a gut punch to friends and fans across the state. He was just 56 years old. Trimble was diagnosed with the crippling...