High school notebook: OSSAA postpones opening day of slowpitch state tournaments
A poor weather forecast for the week is already bringing changes to the high school sports state tournaments.
The Oklahoma Secondary School Activities Association announced Monday the postponement of Tuesday’s Class 3A-A slowpitch softball state tournaments to Thursday.
With the changes, Class 6A-4A open the slowpitch tournaments Wednesday at The Ball Fields at Firelake in Shawnee.
Schedules for each tournament remain the same.
The OSSAA has not yet changed schedules for other sports.
OSSAA sets baseball regionals
The OSSAA also announced baseball regional tournament brackets for Class 6A-2A, with each winner advancing to next week’s state tournaments.
Locally, fans have plenty of options to check out.
Norman North, Edmond North, Westmoore, Deer Creek and Stillwater all host in Class 6A. In Class 5A, Carl Albert and Piedmont both host.
In Class 4A, Harrah, Kingfisher and Blanchard all host. Washington, Jones and Chandler all host in Class 3A. Class 2A’s local hosts include Dale and Christian Heritage.
Millwood’s Bell commits to West Texas A&M
Cameron Bell is heading to the Lone Star State to play college basketball.
Millwood’s senior leader announced Monday on Twitter his commitment to West Texas A&M. Bell averaged 10.7 points per outing for the Falcons this season.
Millwood fell to Kingston in the Class 3A state championship game in March, but it didn’t take away from a successful season under first-year coach Michael Jeffries. Millwood finished with a 25-4 record, and Bell’s leadership was pivotal in guiding the Falcons.
A 6-foot guard, Bell is a ball handler who added scoring depth and helped run Millwood’s offense.
West Texas A&M, a Division II school in Canyon, Texas, advanced to the Elite Eight this season.
Former Lawton star signs with Bengals
Former Lawton star running back Mike Warren has a chance to make an NFL roster.
Warren, who just completed his eligibility at Iowa State, signed an undrafted free agent contract with the Cincinnati Bengals, he announced on his Twitter page.
Warren was a member of The Oklahoman’s All-State team in 2013. He signed with Iowa State out of high school and had a breakout redshirt freshman season with 1,339 yards. That was the fifth-best season total in school history.
But he was relegated his final two years to a reserve role. He finished with 2,003 yards and nine TDs in his career.
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 ›
Cameron Jourdan joined The Oklahoman in March 2019 to cover high school sports. He graduated from Oklahoma State University in May 2018. He had an internships with The Oklahoman and Stillwater News Press. During his time at OSU, Cameron served in... Read more ›