All-Edmond Swimming 2013
SATURDAY, APRIL 20, 2013
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Co-Female Swimmers of the Year
Male Swimmer of the Year
Naresh Naik senior — Memorial
• State title winner in the 500 freestyle and silver medalist in the 200 freestyle
Memorial's Naresh Naik will take along another school record with him to Missouri State this fall to add to his previous three. “His work ethic is second to none and along with a great attitude, he has established himself not only as one of the best swimmers ever in Oklahoma, but he has attained national level status and possible All-American recognition. To break a school record at Memorial is very hard because of all the great swimmers and tradition built over almost 40 years. But to break four of them like Naresh did is a testament to his talent and dedication."
Ally Robertson sophomore — North
freshman — North
• State champion in the 500 freestyle • State champion in 100 backstroke • Gold medalist in two relays as a freshman
• Defended state title and broke Samantha Woodward’s state record in the 200 individual medley • Just missed beating state record in 100 breaststroke • Gold medalist in two relay events
Ally Robertson is back. As a freshman a year ago, she was Swimmer of the Year with three gold medals and this season she requires an even more robust back, toting around four additional gold medals along with Edmond North teammate Rylee Linhardt. “We are blessed to have two girls on the team with the kind of talent that Ally and Rylee have," head coach Steve Riggs lauded. "I usually do not swim them against each other because having them in different events means more chances at first places for North. However, they both have the talent to win multiple events, and we will see over the years how that develops."
“Naresh has established himself not only as one of the best swimmers ever in Oklahoma, but he has attained national level status and possible All-American recognition.” — head coach Steve Riggs
Bronze in both 200 IM and 100 breaststroke
SR. — Memorial
SR. — Santa Fe
Possessed secondfastest leadoff time at state meet
SO. — North
SR. — North
SR. — Memorial
“A” finalist second straight year
Fourth at state; new school record
All-Edmond Swimmer of the Year two years running
SR. — Memorial
SR. — North
JR. — North
FR. — Deer Creek
JR. — North
State champion with a new school record
JR. — Memorial
Bronze in 100 backstroke and 100 butterfly
JR. — Santa Fe
“B” finalist and top 10 North All-Time
SR. — North
200 freestyle — A l a n T r a n — FR. — North 200 IM — B r a d e n D a v i s — SO. — Memorial 50 freestyle — M i c h a e l B r i t t o n — JR. — North 100 butterfly — J o e S h o r t — FR. — North 100 freestyle — J o n a t h a n Y e — FR. — Memorial 500 freestyle — M i t c h e l l F o r d — JR. — North 100 backstroke — C a l e b K l i e w e r — JR. — Memorial 100 breaststroke — B e n n e t t C o o k — FR. — Memorial
Placed 4th at state; led off state record 200 free relay
State runner-up with astute underwater work
SR. — Santa Fe
FR. — North
SR. — North
Fifth at state and second All-Time at Santa Fe
Four total gold medals in freshman run
Fifth at state and on winning 200 medley relay
200 freestyle — N a t a l i e V o r a l — FR. — Memorial 200 IM — S a r a h H e l t o n — SO. — North 50 freestyle — O l i v i a S e e f e l d t — JR. — North
100 butterfly — R y a n n e V a n c e — FR —North 100 freestyle — A m a n d a G r e e n l e e — SR. — North 500 freestyle — S y d n e y W r i g h t — FR. — North 100 backstroke — S y d n e y C a i n — SR. — North 100 breaststroke — B r o o k e R i c e — FR. — North
T h e E d m o n d S u n ’ s All-Swimming Team is selected by Sun staff, area coaches and state media. © 2013 THE EDMOND SUN
SATURDAY, APRIL 27, 2013
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All-Edmond Wrestling 2013 Co-Wrestlers of the Year
Joel Dixon Edmond North 195 pounds (42-0)
When you're perfect, it's hard not to be named Wrestler of the Year. That's why the two undefeated triplets, Joel and Andrew Dixon are the 2012-13 CoWrestlers of the Year. Both Andrew and Joel won five tournaments in addition to the state and regional tournaments. Lance is the third brother, and state champion as well at that with just a single blemish on his record. “Andrew and Joel are a blessing to have in our program. Not just for their superb wrestling ability, but also for their outstanding character,” North head coach Andrew Schneider stated. “The younger wrestlers look up to them as role models and they always strive to put the team first. “Both wrestlers were integral parts of North's first-ever Dual State and State Tournament championships. Their classroom work also contributed to Edmond North being named Academic State champions to complete the ‘trifecta’ for the 2012-13 season.”
Andrew Dixon Edmond North 220 pounds (43-0)
First Team Mason Stowers, Santa Fe 152 (31-8) 2 tournament titles
Chad Draper, Deer Creek 160 (32-7) Consecutive state runner-up
Cole Pacheco, Deer Creek 170 (35-3) 2-time state champion
Lance Dixon, North 182 (41-1) State champion, just a single loss
Tyler Follis, Deer Creek 285 (36-4) State runner-up
Jordan Prince, North 106 (27-6) State runner-up
Cy Trindle, North 113 (33-13) 3rd at state; regional champion
Jordan Armstrong, North 120 (31-15) Sealed Dual State title with win
Josh Breece, North 126 (28-5) State bronze medalist
Brett Dunning, Santa Fe 132 (37-7) Set career win mark at SF
Alec Warren, Memorial 138 (20-4) 2-time state runner-up
Reggie Dunn, North 145 (22-10) Missed state by 1 match
Second Team 106: Andrew Lemoine, Santa Fe (23-13) 113: Mark Delay, Memorial (12-7) 120: Ashton Stoval, Memorial (12-11) 126: Brennon Smith, Deer Creek (21-12) 132: R.T. Copper, Deer Creek (25-9) 138: Drew Alexander, North (15-10) 145: Jacob Shimmels, Deer Creek (22-11) 152: Preston Stockton, Deer Creek (30-10) 160: Alton Pettit, Memorial (14-14) 170: Derek White, North (34-5) 182: Alvin Bazely, Santa Fe (24-10) 195: Grayson Johnson, Deer Creek (22-12) 220: Austin Loomis, Deer Creek (32-8) 285: Jon Wynn, Santa Fe (35-12) © 2013 THE EDMOND SUN
All-Edmond Basketball 2013
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Girls Player of the Year Ashley Gibson Deer Creek
Boys Player of the Year Jordan Woodard Edmond Memorial
Woodard won his second state championship at Memorial, making a miraculous steal and winning tip in the waning seconds for the triumph in March. He played in state championships in all three seasons with one being a runner-up. Woodard lost only three games he played in at Memorial and is the only starting player ever in the school district two win a pair of state titles. Jordan is a University of Oklahoma signee and averaged 15.4 points and 6.4 assists per game. He accomplished all this in his senior season while overcoming a severe hamstring injury. “It was really fun watching the maturation of his leadership style,” said Memorial head coach Shane Cowherd. “He turned into more and more of a vocal leader. He’s a great kid, a super kid. He’s a very humble superstar.”
Senior Ashley Gibson led the Lady Antlers to the state title scoring 13 points per game and picking up 111 steals in her final season. She was named Most Valuable Player of the state tournament and is an All-Stater. Ashley has played four years for Deer Creek and will play collegiately at Butler (Kan.). “She’s played so many different roles on this team,” said Deer Creek head coach Totsy Manning. “She is a difference-maker on the floor and has developed a 3point shot, handles the ball, she is great at taking it to the basket and can post up. She is so versatile and could help any team.”
Shaquille Morris Memorial
Carlbe Ervin Edmond North
Jenny Roy Edmond Memorial
Tamara Lee Edmond Santa Fe
Wichita State signee
19.8 pts., 4 steals per gm
Named top conf. defender
2-time tournament MVP
Aaron Young Memorial
Jonathan Gibson Oklahoma Christian
Cameerah Graves Santa Fe
Kaitlyn Peterson Edmond North
winning 3-pt. shot at state
18 pts., 5 ass. per game
Led 6A in assists with 129
1st team MAC 2012
Second Team Curran Scott, Edmond Santa Fe Joel Blumenthal, Deer Creek David Montgomery, North Tyler Holcomb, Memorial Daron Mims, Santa Fe
Andee Decker, Memorial Aahliyah Jackson, Santa Fe Jhordyn Patton, North Alexa Adair, Deer Creek Whitney Jones, Deer Creek
Sam Kreutzer, Memorial; Zac Ruff, Oklahoma Christian Academy; Tyler Sanders, North; Ed Baker, North; Austin Usery, North; Dashon Bell, Santa Fe; Kade Jacobs, Santa Fe; DaQuan Jefferies, Santa Fe.
Kaleigh Troxell, Memorial; Jessica Foster, Memorial; Mariah Williams, Santa Fe; Dakota Vann, Deer Creek; Bayli Blanchard, Deer Creek; Addison Martin, Oklahoma Christian Academy; Taylor Estep, OCA; Courtney Dike, North; Leslie Shuck, Oklahoma Christian School; Madeline Bowen, OCS. © 2013 THE EDMOND SUN
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ALL-EDMOND GOLF 2013 Players of the Year
Caroline Goodin Senior - Deer Creek
oodin is the Class 5A state runnerup, winding up her high school career as an All-Stater before entering Oklahoma City University this fall. “She won 15 high school tournaments before leading our team to a state title with her runner-up performance at Dornick (Hills, in Ardmore) in a winterlike, rainy, windy, mess,” said Deer Creek head coach Glen Floyd. “She was an excellent friend to her team and I believe that the core beliefs of all of the families of these girls are what made
Emily Folsom Deer Creek
Max McGreevy Senior - Edmond Santa Fe
them so successful.” Caroline won six tournaments this spring and ended with a 76 stroke average. She also graduated with honors with a 4.0 GPA, helping lead the Lady Antlers to successive state academic titles with a team GPA of 3.97. “These girls are what happens when hard work, devotion to excellence and ability combine,” Floyd added. “I am proud of all of them for all they have become.”
cGreevy is standing upon this podium for the second consecutive year, earning All-Edmond Player of the Year accolades after a vigorous effort to hold off Edmond North’s talented Nick Heinen for the individual Class 6A state golf championship at Karsten Creek in Stillwater. McGreevy birdied both playoff holes to dispose of Norman North’s Thomas Johnson and Heinen respectively. Max graduated this May earning AllState honors. He won 10 of the 44 tournaments (23 percent) he played in during
Hill, a senior, placed fourth at state and also was the champion of the Duncan Tournament. She averaged 78 and ended her Deer Creek career as an All-Stater. Lady Antler teammate Folsom, a junior, averaged 82 and placed in the top 10 in every tournament.
Haley Hill Deer Creek
Nick Heinen Edmond North
The difference between North teammates Heinen and Wood came down to just one stroke over 300 holes in scoring average at 72.1, with Heinen the smudge on top. Both Huskies had five top 5 finishes. “They’re almost identical players,” North skipper Jeff Doherty said. “They’re both really good off the tee and they have great short games. They’re so identical in scoring and everything else.”
Eli Armstrong North
Brinn Fariss Santa Fe
Allison Sell North
Ashley Moore Santa Fe
Zac Schaefer Okla. Christian
Fariss, only a sophomore, won the regional at Westwood in Norman with a smoking-low 67. She landed in the 11 spot in the state tournament at River Oaks.
Sell is the first Edmond North female to win the individual state championship, which she accomplished last year. A senior, she earned All-State accolades, placed ninth at state.
Moore posted a 78 at the Class 6A regional and recently won a summer tournament.
Schaefer tied for the state championship crown in Class 3A and lost on the third hole of a playoff. Placed in the top 5 six times.
Allison Mee, Deer Creek
Caitlin Wilguess, Memorial
Armstrong beat McGreevy in a 1-hole playoff in regionals at Lakeside in Stillwater. A senior All-Stater with a 74.1 stroke average and two top 5 finishes.
Tyson Reeder - North
Ty Tamura - Memorial
Jordyn Altenburg, North
Jacob Bishop - Memorial
Kayla Olivero, Memorial
Cody Troutman - Santa Fe
Maddie Herron, North
Cayla Clouse, Santa Fe
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his high school career and 22 times placed in the top five. “That is remarkable,” Edmond Santa Fe head coach Mike Stolz said of McGreevy’s consistency in rugged 6A competition. “He’s also really good at helping other guys. “He can’t stand to shoot over par. He told me his goal every day is to shoot par or better ... that’s his mindset.” McGreevy was invited to play for the Team USA junior squad in Japan last year and will attend the University of Oklahoma in August.
Drew Ison - Santa Fe
Brett Hagan - Santa Fe Griffin Pierce - North
Hayden Wood North
Trent Evans Memorial Evans tied for 14th in the state tournament and gathered seven top 10 finishes.
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All-Edmond Tennis 2013 First Team
Players of the Year
Bryan Lilley and Pierce Bryant
Edmond North Senior — No. 1 singles
No. 1 doubles - North Lilley, at left, has now won state with three different partners. The pair defeated Tulsa Union’s Andreas Kutt and Mitchell Mathias for the state crown.
Chase Haddican and Tanner Chambers No. 2 doubles - North Chambers, at right, is a two-time state champion with different partners. The duo defeated crosstown rival McCann Bell and Preston Choi of Edmond Memorial for the state championship.
Joseph Davenport No. 1 singles - Edmond Santa Fe Davenport got by Norman’s Jarrett Ferguson 4-6, 6-3, 7-6 to place seventh at state.
David Hager No. 2 singles - North Hager became a three-time state champion at this position after swallowing up Ponca City’s Daniel Langston 7-5, 6-0.
Shali Schoeplin and Maddi Little
oper never took his hand off the throttle; he just kept the gas on fighting for a state championship all four years he was at Edmond North, winning three, including his senior campaign winding up a perfect 34-0. “He has worked hard to improve his game every year,” said Edmond North head coach Dee Ann Wallar. “He’s one of the best players I’ve had the priviledge to work with. He puts the team above himself. He could have won an individual title all four years but wanted the team to be more competitive so he jumped up to No. 1 singles after winning at No. 2 singles.” Roper fell to Putnam North’s Chris Haworth in the title match, who is playing at Oklahoma State. Roper will join him there next month.
No. 1 doubles - Edmond Memorial Edmond Memorial's No. 1 Doubles team of Shali Schoepflin, at left, and Maddi Little took fifth place at the state tournament in Oklahoma City.
Edmond North Senior — No. 1 singles Katie Liszewski and Rylee Tucker No. 2 doubles - North Liszewski, at left, and Tucker upset the No. 2 seed at state before falling to Jenks in the state finals in an airtight match.
Kelsi Williams No. 1 singles - Deer Creek The Lady Antler powered her way to a fifth-place finish at the state tournament at the Oklahoma City Tennis Center in May.
Grace Overbey No. 2 singles - North Played the position for the first time at regionals, qualified for state and came away with a fifth place final standing.
freshman state champion at No. 2 singles and a junior title winner in No. 1 doubles, Pepper placed third at state at No. 1 singles her senior season. “I’m really going to miss those two (including Roper),” Wallar lauded. “She was a great leader. We took five girls into regionals and they never played in a state tournament before. Because of Ann’s leadership and pulling them together, she helped them get through the nerves and be successful.” The Lady Huskies placed fourth as a team in the state tournament. Pepper won six tournaments this year and will take her talents to the University of Oklahoma.
Second Team Brett Herrin, at left, and Daniel Smith Oklahoma Christian (33-1)
Boys No. 1 doubles: Daniel Smith and Brett Herrin, Okla. Christian (5A state champs) No. 2 doubles: Griffin Hullender and Mitchell Draelos, OCS (5A state champs) No. 1 singles: Craig Mayes, Memorial No. 2 singles: Storm Rund, Santa Fe
Mitchell Draelos, at left, and Griffin Hullender OCS © 2013 THE EDMOND SUN
Girls No. 2 doubles: Leslie Shuck and Rebecca Camp, OCS (third at state)
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All-Edmond Soccer 2013 Player of the Year
Courtney Dike Edmond North, senior forward he left it all out on the turf her senior season. Dike eclipsed 20 goals and doled out doubledigit assists (10) leading the Lady Huskies to the district championship and the state semifinals. “She is the hardestworking player,” Edmond North head coach Meagan Anderson lauded. “She is the staple of our team; a real gamechanger.” Courtney is an AllStater and a Gatorade Player of the Year finalist.
First Team Lisa Robinson
Edmond Memorial senior forward
North junior defender
Outstanding athlete with the ability to constantly break people down off the dribble. Led Memorial with 14 goals and equalled that output in assists. A University of Oklahoma signee, Robinson is an All-Stater and made All-District three years.
Defense helps you get deep in the playoffs, and top Lady Husky defender Bright can scoot and reel in a forward on the flank. She is tough to beat.
Deer Creek freshman midfielder
Edmond Memorial senior midfielder
In her rookie season, Haivala racked up 17 scores in helping the Lady Antlers to a state championship win over rival Carl Albert in May at Noble High School.
A strong and physical All-Stater, Burger has the ability to dominate the ball. She is a team captain, a 2-year All-District player who passed out six assists and also scored six times.
Deer Creek junior forward
Edmond Santa Fe senior forward
The sparkplug junior caught the back of the nets 16 times and added five assists.
Veeraprame passed out six assists and tallied 10 goals. She will play collegiately at Independence Junior College.
Memorial senior midfielder
Santa Fe junior midfielder
The 2-year team captain is a leader on the field, responsible for directing team alignments and adjustments. All-Stater could be irreplaceable.
Very active defender who clogs up lanes. A 3year starter and a great leader.
Second Team Zelle Garman, North, senior midfielder Kelsea Wertzberger, Santa Fe, senior defender Lana Duke, Memorial, junior defender Sophia Brazil, Deer Creek, senior forward Hayley Weaver, Deer Creek, junior goalkeeper Genevieve Simmons, North, junior goalkeeper
Amanda Dial, Memorial, junior forward Tiara Guidice, Santa Fe, senior defender Shanna Rolfs, North, junior defender Mikalyn Johnson, Deer Creek, senior defender Mackenzie Coupens, Deer Creek, freshman defender
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All-Edmond Baseball 2013 Player of the Year
Holden Lyons Edmond North senior pitcher n All-State selection with an undefeated 7-0 record and an ultra-low 1.29 earned run average, Lyons limited opposing hitters to a .238 batting average in Class 6A in his senior campaign. “He is one of the pitchers who we relied on to win district games and he did just that by being our most consistent pitcher and going undefeated on a state-quarterfinalist team,” said Edmond North head coach Karl King.
“His success on the field was also coupled with many achievements in the classroom where he also demonstrated a very strong work ethic. His election to the team Unity Council for the last two years also shows that his teammates looked up to him as a leader and a good teammate. “Husky baseball appreciates Holden’s contributions and are proud of his accomplishments — they are well deserved.”
Edmond Santa Fe outfielder
Deer Creek outfielder
Costello hit the .400 mark in the batter’s box, ripped 4 triples and knocked in 31 runs.
Left-handed batter drove home 33 runs with a sizzling .458 batting average.
Deer Creek third baseman
Johnson popped five homers and 13 doubles, ending the spring with 30 RBIs and a .355 batting average.
A .420 hitter with three triples and 39 runs batted in.
Deer Creek shortstop
Deer Creek first baseman
Edmond Memorial catcher
Hit just below the .400 mark at .398 along with crossing the plate 43 times.
Healthy 7-1 record with a 2.07 earned run average.
Swatted 10 doubles and hit .371.
A rock behind the dish and only a sophomore, Simpson hit .342 with 4 triples. He started as a freshman for the Bulldogs.
Deer Creek pitcher
North second baseman
A gritty southpaw, Rigler chalked up 72 Ks to just 27 walks. All-Tournament at the Heartland Classic.
Will get down and dirty with the glove, Wilson ended his North career hitting .354.
A member of the .400 club, Hale hit .411 before signing with Oklahoma Christian.
Lefty went an untarnished 7-0 for the Antlers.
NOTE: See page A8 for second team listing. © 2013 THE EDMOND SUN