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High school notebook: Edmond North's Maddie Medina breaks two school records


Maddie Medina had a record-breaking spring break.Edmond North’s senior distance runner broke two school records in Texas. On March 16, Medina conquered the 1600-meter race in 5:07.73 at the Texas Distance Festival in Southlake. Emma Walter held the previous record of 5:11.44.

The following weekend, she broke former Husky standout Jaci Smith’s two-mile record, running it in 11:05.39 at the Jesuit Sheaner Relays. Smith's record was 11:11.58.

Medina placed seventh in the mile while coming in fifth in the two-mile race.She has yet to sign with a college, wanting to find her best choice, but coach Cara Bowerman said Medina won’t have a shortage of offers when she makes her decision.“I have been getting ogles of emails about her from schools that really want her to come out,” Bowerman said. “She has a lot of opportunities out there.”

Sanders outduels Fulton in Yukon winTwo Division I pitchers collided in a big rivalry baseball game Monday night, and it did not disappoint.Texas Tech commit Josh Sanders outdueled Vanderbilt commit Dax Fulton in Yukon’s 4-1 win over rival Mustang.Sanders allowed just five hits, a walk and an unearned run in seven strong innings. He struck out eight and threw 94 pitches.It was just enough to top Fulton, who allowed four unearned runs on three hits and two walks in six innings. The big left-hander struck out 12. Booker T.’s Hester sets top 10Another Tulsa-area recruit has narrowed down his college choices.Tulsa Washington star receiver JJ Hester announced Monday his long list of scholarship offers is down to 10.Hester, a 6-foot-4, 180-pound junior rated a four-star recruit, is considering Arkansas, Baylor, Colorado, Georgia Tech, Georgia, Michigan, Missouri, Ohio State, Ole Miss and Texas.He also held offers from Iowa State, Kansas, Memphis, Minnesota, Nebraska and Oklahoma.

Tennis Tournament of Champions starts Thursday

One of the state’s biggest high school tennis tournaments begins Thursday.

The Tournament of Champions, which consists of last season’s state title teams and other top squads, begins Thursday with the girls and finishes Friday with boys competition. Heritage Hall is hosting the tournament.

Both Charger teams, which are coming off Class 5A state titles last season, will compete in the talented field. The Edmond North boys and Bixby girls won in Class 6A last season while the Ada boys and Metro Christian girls captured the Class 4A state championships.

Jacob Unruh

Jacob Unruh is a graduate of Northeastern State University. He was born in Cherokee and raised near Vera where he attended Caney Valley High School.During his tenure at NSU, Unruh wrote for The Northeastern (NSU's student newspaper), the... Read more ›