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20 | Triple Play Bishop Kelley football player Alex Powell is the subject for this month’s Triple Play. Can coach J.J. Tappana pull off the upset or will Alex’s stepfather, Greg Wood dominate the game? By Bill Huddleston

42 | Back to the Bowl Jenks and Union renew an old rivalry as the two juggernauts face off for another edition of the MidFirst Bank Backyard Bowl. Playmakers Zack Langer from Jenks and Kale Pearson from Union look to lead their teams to victory in the states best rivalry. By Austin Chadwick

48 | 1917 Revisited Ramona High School may be a thing of the past, but the town of Ramona is alive and well. Today the school is called the Caney Valley Trojans. The Trojans have embraced their past and are ready to write their future.

52 | XC Showcase Despite the heat the cross country runners are out and pushing through the brutal conditions. Here’s a look at six of the best cross-country runners on the East side of the state.

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Next Month... The first month of football is in the books. VYPE as all the action from the last second victories to the surprising upsets.

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As Good As It Gets

The MidFirst Bank Backyard Bowl is the states best rivalry and the boys from Jenks and Union can’t wait to take the field. Is it safe to say that football fans in Green Country are spoiled? I know I am! Another edition of the MidFirst Bank Backyard Bowl is upon us and after talking to the players I can’t wait for this thing to kick off! It is the states best rivalry. The scores, the history, the championships, all contribute to making this one of the best games in the country. But it’s really the players that make it worth watching. Names like Langer, Kollmorgen and Risenhoover from Jenks and Pearson, Walser and Stanley from Union are all names you will hear on September 10th at Tuttle Stadium. Names from the past like Calmus, Mahan, Jones, Dillard, Beeler and Engles for Jenks and Blankenship, Snider, Spavital, Chadwick and Moore for Union are all still burned in the memory of fans, coaches and players that have been a part of this rivalry over the years. Two pieces of advice…buy your tickets several days before the kickoff and never leave the game early! Last December we ran a flashback photo of the 1917 Ramona High School football team. We return to the exact spot where that photo was taken to meet the 2010 Caney Valley Trojans.

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Cross Country runners everywhere are hitting full stride heading into September. We take a closer look at six runners we believe are six of the best in the state. From David Annett of Metro Christian to Sarah Daggett of Union, these six are sure to blaze a path for others to follow.

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VYPE is excited to announce every Saturday morning during football season Austin Chadwick, Brad Heath, Rod Coulter and Steve Braun will break down all the action from Friday night on AM1430 The Buzz from 9-11am.

Don’t forget to send in your nominees for the Mazzios male and female Athlete of the Month and the TTCU Student-Athlete of the Month. Send those to Brad.heath@vype.com. Support our advertisers because without them the magazine doesn’t exist.

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Let us know what we’re doing right or what we need to do better. We love to hear from readers. Or if you have an event, a team or an athlete we need to cover, give us the heads-up. Send your comments to brad.heath@vype.com. —Brad Heath, Editor

Lincoln Bulldogs The great thing about Lincoln Christian is the school not only plays sports at a high level, they build solid young men and women. Lookout for the Bulldogs again this season! Thanks for a great article and thanks for covering Lincoln Christian! Jerri L. Tulsa, OK

Million Dollar Mom

Warriors Wondering

I noticed you guys do a Million

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gets it? I’ve sent in two requests

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promise you my mom is a Million Dollar Mom so get her in your magazine! Haha. Thanks.

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ignores the Glenpool Warriors? Yeah so we lost last year, but

dominated. I never see stuff on the football team or any other team. Get with the program man and cover the Glenpool Warriors

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Editor’s Note: (Thanks Michael. You

Editor’s Note: (Tom, Glenpool is

know we get a lot of nominees each

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coaches interviews, stories and ran

Million Dollar Moms out there. It really

numerous photos last year. We also

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story about your mom. I’ve seen your

and the team during our radio shows.

emails before and think you have a

Look for more on Glenpool soon!)

Million Dollar Mom as well! Let’s see what we can do.)

Their Space I love that new section in the

magazine called Their Space. Can

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Kickin’ It Antonio Escobedo from East Central is considered one of the best kickers in the state. Escobedo may play football or soccer in college next season.

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Acrobatic catches, high-flying cheerleaders, screaming coaches, and rambunctious fans. Picture This gives us the opportunity to catch it all for you. If you recognize someone, be sure to tell them that they have earned their spot in VYPE

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Touchdown Burks Kerry Burks from McLain scooped up a fumble and ran it in for a touchdown during the All-State football game.

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Pride of Checotah Checotah running back Chris Carr had an outstanding game against the West in the All-State game.

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Big Beau Beau Marsaln from Metro Christian led the East All-State on a touchdown drive to tie the game.

Lady Hornets The Booker T. Washington varsity cheer squad let the crowd hear it during their scrimmage with Jenks.

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Up and Away Blair Williams from Beggs High School launched himself in the air to defend a pass during the All-State game.

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Skiatook Softball Rachel Turner from Skiatook and the Lady Bulldogs played hard during the tournament at Broken Arrow.

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Dutch Cheer The varsity cheer squad at Holland Hall gets the crowd going during spirit night as the football team prepares for their SPC opener against Trinity Valley.


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VYPE’s Top 10 All-Time Cover Kids We thought it would be fun to look back at some of the great athletes we’ve featured on the cover of VYPE. Feel free to debate this list by sending an email to brad.heath@vype.com

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Johnny Deaton

Sand Springs High School – July 2009 Deaton was considered one of the top prospects in the state of Oklahoma his senior year at Charles Page High School in Sand Springs. Deaton finished high school early and joined the Oklahoma State football team in 2010. Deaton continues to impress the coaches and is working hard for playing time.

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Norman High School – Nov. 2006 Broyles was featured on the first cover for Central Oklahoma in November of 2006. Broyles finished his high school career with 79 receptions for 1,688 yards. Broyles now plays for the Oklahoma Sooners and led Sooners in receiving last season.

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Rotnie Clarke

Verdigris High School – Nov. 2007 Clarke became the all-time scorer in Oklahoma high school basketball history and was highly recruited by school from coast to coast. Clarke decided to take his talents to the University of Arkansas. Clarke is expected to become one of the top scorers for the Razorbacks this season.

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Yukon High School – May 2009 James led the Millers deep into the playoffs in 2009. Drafted in the first round of the Major League Baseball draft (18th overall) by the Florida Marlins, James has already made an impact by in Greensboro, North Carolina pitching for the Single-A Grasshoppers.

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Ryan Broyles

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Dewar High School – March 2009 Lewis came out of the small school of Dewar and burst on the scene at the University of Oklahoma as a special teams player and linebacker. Lewis is currently playing for the Sooners where he’s expected to start at linebacker.

Dallas Bailey

Catoosa High School – Feb. 2009 Bailey won four state championships while at Catoosa compiling a record of 130-5 over his high school career. Bailey was an ASICS All-American as a senior and finished his senior year as the top ranked 160-pound wrestler in the nation. Bailey is now a redshirt freshman at Oklahoma State University.

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Peter Kozma

Owasso High School – March 2007 Kozma played high school baseball for the Owasso Rams and was voted to the Louisville Slugger AllAmerican team as a senior. He averaged .557 at the plate, which was a team record. Kozma was drafted in the first round of the 2007 Major League Baseball draft by the St. Louis Cardinals.

Samantha Woodward

Edmond Memorial – Jan. 2007 Woodward was an eight time state champion while at Edmond Memorial and set the national high school record in the 100 meters in 2005. As a freshman at Stanford University Woodward earned six All-American honors and was part of a record setting 800-meter relay team at the Pac-10 Championships.

Xavier Henry

Putnam City High School – Nov. 2008 Henry led the Putnam City Pirates to back-to-back state championships in high school then spent one season at Kansas University. Henry was considered one of the best freshmen in the country and was drafted by the Memphis Grizzlies in the first round of the NBA draft.

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Blake Griffin

Oklahoma Christian School – Dec. 2006 Griffin won four state championships while playing for Oklahoma Christian School. In 2006 he was named to the McDonald’s All-American. While playing for the University of Oklahoma Griffin averaged 14.7 points per game with 9.1 rebounds. Griffin received numerous honors while at Oklahoma and was drafted in the first round as the number one overall pick going to the Los Angeles Clippers in 2009.


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Eischen’s Fried Chicken

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We ranked Oklahoma’s Top 10 must-eat restaurants during football season.

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Ron’s Hamburgers & Chili – Tulsa, OK

Eischen’s Chicken – Okarche, OK

Eischens!!! Enough said. One of VYPE’s favorite places. Officially introduced by Pioneer’s Kim Grellner. Whether you are going to see a Kingfisher, Watonga, or Hennessey game, if the opportunity presents itself, it is sac-religious not to indulge. Order the okra and a couple of whole chickens and you will be set. 405-263-9939

Flamingo Lounge – Enid, OK

A VYPE favorite when traveling through Plainsmen Country, Flamingo’s and their homemade chili will leave you stuffed. Enjoy some of the best and tastiest burgers and don’t forget to try the chili cheese nachos before going to see Coach Tommy Parker’s crew take care of business. Also don’t forget the old-school arcade in the back. Mark Lockhart’s favorite. 580-234-9006

Mahylon’s BBQ – Muskogee, OK

Every Rougher knows about Mahylon’s. Don’t bother with the menu, the list of food items, great specials, and awesome sides are painted on the wall. Just look up, point it out, and you are good to go. The VYPE Special includes a hotlink with onion rings as an appetizer, from there, you can go any direction. But the ribs are to die for. If you are stumped, ask Vickie or Kenny to help you out. 918-686-RIBS (7427)

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If it is good enough for Man Vs. Food, it is good enough for all VYPE fans. A delicatessen for decades, Cattlemen’s has more history than the state itself. Whether it is Gene Wade’s famous dice roll of 1945 to own the restaurant, or modern day TV appearances on the Food network, the steakhouse is oozing with tradition. 405-236-0416

Eskimo Joe’s – Stillwater, OK

Not just for Cowboy game days, Eskimo Joe’s is for Stillwater High and Perkins-Tryon game days as well. If you are headed out to Enid from Tulsa, or up to Ponca City from Oklahoma City, take the trip (Yes Sooner fans, you are welcomed too). Nobody messes with the best cheese fries in the world. Burgers are key but the BLT and ribeye sandwich will knock your socks off. 405-372-8896

You can’t go wrong with Ron’s. Though the original has been long gone from the boxcar 15th and Harvard location, you can still find more than 20 locations across Oklahoma. Whether you are in Jenks, Tulsa, Glenpool, Edmond, OKC, or Owasso, Ron’s will delight.

Murphy’s Restaurant – Bartlesville, OK

The Bruins have a special place. Murphy’s is known for its hot brown. Or you can order a hamburger covered with fries and brown gravy. Bill Huddleston’s favorite is the hot brown topped off with a piece of homemade pie. “Murphy’s, Now that’s what I am talking about!” says Huddleston. 918-336-4789

Johnnie’s Grill – El Reno, OK

The Indians have a claim to fame at Johnnie’s. The best grilled onion burger in the state. Even if you are taking I-40 out to see Clinton or Weatherford, save thirty minutes to stop in to Johnnie’s and go to town. VYPE’s choice is to take a few burgers to go, because they are just as good refrigerated and nuked as they are off the grill. 405-262-4721

Pollyanna Cafe – Woodward, OK

The Williams Family has been taking care of people in Woodward for over 50 years. If you are in town to see the Boomers or you are passing through to the panhandle, it is a must to stop in and have some chicken tenders and mashed potatoes or any one of their thick 1/3-lbs. burgers with onion rings. 580-256-9037

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Freddie’s Steak House – Sapulpa, OK

One of the Tulsa-area’s musts. If you are out watching the Chieftains on a Friday, or heading anywhere west of Tulsa, Freddie’s will get you taken care of. With hors d’oeuvres of cabbage rolls, tabouli, sausage and ribs, anything after that might be an after thought. 918-224-4301

Honorable Mention

Minuteman Pizza – Sand Springs, OK: A Sandites tradition before and after games. Folger’s Drive-In – Ada, OK: A burger basket any way you want it. Jim and Jerry will get you taken care of. Pete’s Italian Restaurant – Krebs, OK (East of MacAlester): Family style Italian with a family atmosphere. Van’s Pig Stand – Shawnee, OK: Serving world famous BBQ since the 1930’s. Anything on a pig is to die for. Head Country – Ponca City, OK: Since 1947. VYPE’s #1 rib place. They make their own sauce and you see it on shelves everywhere. Bunny’s Onion Burger – Oklahoma City, OK: One of the best in the state. For 20 years, they have been serving it right. Stables Cafe – Guthrie, OK: Famous for their ribs. A Blue Jay favorite.


Athlete theYear of

S C H O L A R S H I P

SEPTEMBER 2010 Mazzio’s Corporation and VYPE have teamed up to grant a $2,000 Scholarship for one boy and one girl to be presented in the June issue of VYPE. Here is how it will work: • Each month, VYPE will take nominations for an Athlete of the Month and a boy and girl will be elected the Mazzio’s Athlete of the Month. This will be a chance for boys and girls of all sports to be recognized for their performances. • Nominees can be mailed to scholarship. easternoklahoma@VYPE.com. Give the nominee’s name, school, sport and reasons you believe the athlete should be awarded the scholarship. • The nominees will need to be seniors this season but keep in mind that their accomplishments as juniors will be taken into consideration as well. • Each monthly recipient will be a candidate for the scholarship that will be awarded in June. • All sports will be eligible to have a nomination. • The male and female athletes who are chosen each month will have a pictured bio, highlighting their accomplishments, placed on this page.

Brandi Schueler

Bartlesville High School Brandi Schueler is a senior at Bartlesville High School where she plays varsity fast pitch softball. Schueler recently helped the Lady Bruins to a third place finish in the gold bracket of the Broken Arrow softball tournament. Schueler is considered by many coaches to be an outstanding third baseman and an excellent hitter at the plate. Schueler is expected to play softball at the next level, but is undecided on a school.

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Dino Teague East Central High School Dino Teague is a senior at East Central High School. Teague has demonstrated his commitment to his team by working hard in the off-season and two-a-days. He is committed to being one of the best football players on the squad. The 6-foot1, 180-pound receiver/defensive back is expected to have a major impact on the field for the Cardinals. Teague is working hard on the field and in the classroom to make his dream of playing at the next level come true.

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Bishop Kelley senior Alex Powell is a two-year starter for Comets football team. At six-foot-four and 245 pounds, Alex presents opponents a major challenge no matter whether he’s playing tight end on offense or rushing the quarterback from defensive end. Powell is also an outstanding student having scored a 31 on the ACT exam. While going through final preparations for the 2010 football season, VYPE caught up with Alex Powell of Bishop Kelley High School to answer questions for Triple Play. After getting his answers, we posed the questions to Comets’ head football coach J. J. Tappana and Alex’s dad, Greg, for answers. Which one has the

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Alex Powell

Bishop Kelley Football

Greg Woods Alex’s Dad

J. J. Tappana

Bishop Kelley’ Head Coach

Favorite Athlete?

Sergio Kindle (It’s why I wear #2)

Sergio Kindle

Peyton Manning

Least Favorite Food?

Vegetables

Vegetables

How much time does Alex stand in front of the mirror getting ready for school?

Five minutes—max!

10 minutes

Brussel Sprouts (it’s a vegetable)

Favorite Subject in School?

Computers

Computers

Math

Dream Date? (other than his girlfriend)

Kate Hudson

Kim Kardashian

Meaghan Fox

Cell Phone, Text Messages or Facebook?

Text Messaging

Text Messaging

Text Messaging

Alex is a singer, comedian, or male model?

Male Model

Male Model

Male Model

Other than football, Alex’s favorite sport?

Mixed Martial Arts

Mixed Martial Arts

Basketball

If Alex could have any job in the world?

Commercial Real Estate

Real Estate Mogul

Heart Surgeon

Alex’s room—Clean & neat, organized chaos or tornado alley?

Clean and Neat (Mom’s rule)

Clean and Neat

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Well over an hour!

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Dominique Franks – Union – Football Oklahoma – Atlanta Falcons In 2005, Dominique was the Tulsa World Oklahoma Player of the Year and helped the Redskins to two 6A state titles. He recorded seven interceptions and returned three for touchdowns as a senior and also scored three touchdowns on kickoff returns during his senior season. Coached by Bill Blankenship at Union, Franks chose the University of Oklahoma and was a two-time, All-Conference selection in ’08 and ’09 for the Sooners. Franks was a shutdown corner at OU and was drafted by the Atlanta Falcons in the 5th round. Franks is already in line to make the team and come in on nickel coverage situations this year. Jake Laptad – Jenks – Football University of Kansas

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Phillip Dillard – Jenks – Football Nebraska – NY Giants

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Phillip is regarded as one of the best linebackers to come from Jenks High School. Joining the likes of Jay Henry and Rocky Calmus. Dillard was one of the nation’s top linebacker prospects after earning Oklahoma All-State honors for two consecutive seasons at Jenks. Dillard led his team to a Class 6A championship in 2003 and a runnerup finish in 2004, when he had more than 120 tackles, including 75 solo stops and three sacks, along with seven pass breakups. In his final two seasons playing for Allen Trimble, Dillard totaled more than 200 tackles. In addition to his all-state honors from nearly every media outlet, Dillard was named the Jim Thorpe Association Oklahoma Defensive Player of the Year as a junior in 2003. Dillard continued on to Nebraska where he earned Big 12 AllConference honors and helped the Cornhuskers rebound under coach Bo Pelini. Dillard was drafted by the New York Giants and has already impressed in camp this season.

An All-State second team selection at defensive end following the 2006 football season for Jenks, Laptad was a two-year, two-way starter at defensive end/tight end and helped the Trojans earn the state championship trophy by collecting four unassisted tackles with 3.5 quarterback sacks in the title game in 2006. Jake ended his senior season with 12.5 sacks, 39 solo tackles and 42 assisted stops. Helped Jenks compile a 34-4 overall record his last three years at the school. Signed with Kansas and has started for two years for the Jayhawks. And intracal part of the 2007 Orange Bowl squad, Laptad has made All-Conference Honerable Mention honors the last two years and will be the defensive captain in his seniro year in 2010.


LOCKER TALK for the Roughers. Owens played for Oklahoma as a true freshman in 2008. In 2009, he transferred to Tulsa where he is expected to be a regular contributor for the Golden Hurricane in 2010. Rotnei Clarke – Verdigris – Basketball University of Arkansas

Gus Jones – Wagoner – Football NSU Gus “The Bus” Jones was an unstoppable force for the Bulldogs in 2008. He was a PrepStar All-Midlands Region and was voted district most valuable player and Oklahoma All-State in 2008. Jones recorded 138 tackles his senior year along with five forced fumbles and six sacks while rushing for 1,016 yards and 26 touchdowns. Jones signed and redshirted for the Oklahoma Sooners in 2009 and has since transferred to NSU where he is expected to start right away for the Riverhawks in 2010. Jameel Owens – Muskogee – Football University of Tulsa

Nick Sidorakis – Jenks – Basketball Oklahoma State University

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Sidorakis has developed a reputation with the Cowboys as a “whatever it takes” type of player. Sidorakis was an All-Stater at Jenks in 2007 where he started for four straight years under coach Clay Martin. Nick averaged 18ppg and seven rebounds in his senior year and has been a contributor for the Oklahoma State Cowboys since his freshman year. Nick was recently praised for giving up his scholarship for his senior year at OSU. Coach Travis Ford accepted it and gave great kudos to Nick and his family for sacrificing for the betterment of the team. Look for Nick to see increased playing time in 2010-20011.

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Owens was a top-50 prospect by Sports Illustrated and selected to both the US Army and Parade All-America teams. Jameel was a consensus AllState selection and caught 59 passes in 2007 racking up 994 yards and 10 TDs. He totaled 167 receptions for 3,444 yards and 45 TDs as a four-year starter

Clarke is the all-time leading scorer in Oklahoma high school basketball history while averaging over 30ppg throughout his four-year career. He led Verdigris to a state championship in 2007 and committed to the Razorbacks. A former VYPE Coverboy, Clarke has started 60 of 61 games for the Razorbacks in his first two seasons. Last year as a sophomore, Clarke averaged over 15ppg. Coming into his junior year, Clarke will be looked upon to help lead the Razorbacks in 2009-2010.

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LOCKER TALK Nathan Stanley – Tahlequah Sequoyah – Football Ole Miss Nathan was named Oklahoma All-State in 2007 and was ranked the No. 9 player in Oklahoma and the No. 61 QB in the nation by Scout.com. Stanley ripped defenses apart for the Indians and portrayed his arm strength, athleticism, and awareness. Ole Miss coach Houston Nutt loved Stanley and will look to him to take over for Jevan Snead at quarterback for the Rebels in 2010.

record and a 2.82 ERA (Breaking all freshman pitching records in school history). This all as a freshman and now Bach will be looking to take ASU to the Pac-10 title in her sophomore year.

Matt Romine – Union – Football Notre Dame Romine was a consensus All-Stater in 2006. Rated the best player in Oklahoma by Rivals.com in his senior year for the Redskins, Romine helped lead the team the 2004 and 2005 Class 6A state championship. After signing for Notre Dame, Romine has been a very talented part of the offensive line for the Irish. This year, in his senior season, Romine will finally get the nod to start at left tackle. Mark October 30th down as a game to keep your eye on Romine as the Tulsa Golden Hurricane travel to South Bend to take on the Irish.

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Kasha Kolb – Chelsea – Softball Wichita State

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Hillary Bach – Holland Hall – Softball Arizona State University Bach annihilated the competition form 2005-2008 for the Dutch. She was named a three-time All-Conference player in the SPC and led the Dutch to a runner-up finish in 2008. Hillary immediately made an impact for the Sun Devils as she started 41 games and ended with a 31-11

Kasha attended Chelsea High School and played under head coach Daryl Ping. She earned four letters in softball and was named all-conference all four years and conference MVP and pitcher of the year two years as well as Named Gatorade Oklahoma Softball Player of the Year her senior year by RISE Magazine. She helped lead the Dragons to a 42-0 record by throwing a perfect game in the state championship game in 2008. At Wichita State, Kasha appeared in 47 games with 36 starts in the circle for the Shockers and her 47 appearances were tops in the Missouri Valley Conference. Kasha threw 15 complete games with three shutouts and one combined shutout. Kasha gets her work done in the classroom as well. She was named to the AD’s Honor Roll following the Fall 2008 semester.


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Taylor Moult

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Taylor is coming off a great junior season where he was named to both the Tulsa All-Metro & Oklahoma All-Star Cross Country Teams. He is looking to compete well this year after last year’s performances where he finished in the top 3 at every meet he ran in the state of OK.

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Kate Myers

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Another young player everyone is excited to watch, Kate Myers is only a freshman, but plays like a seasoned senior. The young pitcher/infielder is a big reason the Lady Trojans are climbing back to the top.

Kayce Snider Union High School

Senior Kayce Snider is a catcher on the varsity fast pitch team at Union High School. Snider is having an excellent season with the Lady Redskins and is considered one of the better defensive catchers in Class 6A.

Eric Thornton NOAH Jaguars

Eric gained nearly 1,600 yards last year and scored 28 touchdowns. The Jaguars will be looking to Thornton to be a big cog in their offensive machine.


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Daniel Morrison

Coweta High School Daniel Morrison is a senior at Coweta High School where he plays football for the Tigers. Morrison is a 6-foot-2, 195-pound defensive end and is in his sixth year of football. The quick defensive end plays hard every play and has the talent to play at the next level. He also carries a 3.3 GPA and is looking for a big season in his final year at Coweta.

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This pitcher/outfielder is another solid ball player on a team of excellent athletes. Alex Gilley is a senior who brings a lot of experience to the field for coach King. Look for Gilley and the Lady Tigers to make a run for a gold ball.

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Hannah Striton

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Emily Walters is the starting shortstop for the Lady Spartans. The senior is known for her defense and her ability to get the big hit. Walters is versatile enough to play first base when necessary. Look for Emily and the Lady Spartans to have a good season.

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Hannah Striton is a sophomore at Owasso High School where she plays on the varsity fast pitch softball team. Striton is an outfielder and one of the young hitters the coaching staff is excited to watch grow up in the program.


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Dino Teague

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As a junior, Dino caught 35 balls last year gaining nearly 500 yards. With an increased emphasis on the passing game, Teague expects to see a big rise in those numbers this season.

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Gregoreye Epperson Grove High School

Senior Gregoreye Epperson plays pitcher and outfield for the Lady Ridgerunners. Epperson is a leader on the team who rallies the girls in the dugout and leads by example on the field.


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September 4th, 1972 Doris Kopsky from Belleville, New Jersey, won the first women’s bicycling championship sponsored by the National Amateur Bicycling Association. Kopsky won the one-mile race with a time of 4 minutes and 22.4 seconds.

September 6th, 1974

Tennis star Chris Evert was defeated for the first time in 55 matches. She lost to Australian Evonne Goolagong during the U.S. Open. Three days later, Goolagong would be defeated by eventual champion Billie Jean King. King won her fourth U.S. Open title.

September 7th, 1984

New York Mets pitcher Dwight “Doc” Gooden earned a place in the record books by striking out Ron Cey of the Chicago Cubs. The strikeout marked the 228th of his rookie season, more than any other rookie in National League history. Gooden passed Grover Cleveland Alexander who set the record in 1911.

September 9th, 1965

Los Angeles Dodgers lefthander Sandy Koufax became the first pitcher in baseball history to pitch four no-hitters in his career. During a game against the Chicago Cubs Koufax struck out 14 and never allowed a base runner, giving him his first perfect game. Cubs pitcher Poor Bob Hendley only gave up one hit in the same game.

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September 25th, 1965

At a reported age of 59 Satchel Paige pitched three shut-out innings for the Kansas City A’s against the Boston Red Sox becoming the oldest person to play in a major league baseball game. Paige broke into major league baseball at the age of 42 and becoming the oldest Rookie of the Year.

September 28th, 1951

New York Yankees pitcher Allie “The Chief” Reynolds tied an American League record by pitching his second no-hitter of the season. Reynolds no hit the Boston Red Sox and helped the Yankees clinch their third straight pennant.

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I wanted to email in and ask you about holding calls in football. I’m confused on exactly what constitutes holding. So offensive linemen can grab the jersey as long as they are inside on the chest, but they can not grab outside on the shoulders, is that right? This is one of those calls that could be flagged on every play in my opinion. Yes, holding can be called on almost every play, however holding is one of the most difficult penalties for an official to master.  In my opinion holding should always be called based on the severity, and the kind of affect it has on the play. For example, if a sweep is going left and the right tackle is holding the defensive end, who is obviously out of the play, that may not be a good time to call holding. Here are some factors that officials look at when calling holding. One thing to always remember is holding should be called at the point of attack. Here are some things to consider.

• Did the blocker gain an unfair advantage from the hold? • Did the defender have his jersey stretched or have to reach for the ball carrier with one arm? • Was the disengagement between the holder and the person who was being held legal? • Was he taken in a direction by the hold to an undesired location? • Did the defender give up on his pursuit by having a step taken away from him as the result of a hold?

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e are blessed to have so many companies around the area supporting the communities of Tulsa. Car dealership owner Bob Hurley fits the mold of humanitarian efforts to the “T”. A Tulsa native for the last 23 years, Hurley and his family (Wife Dana, son Ryan 25, daughter Kori 22) have made Tulsa their home and after watching his kids grow up at Metro Christian Academy, Hurley continues to support schools all over the area. “Community support is something that is very important to me,” said Hurley. “My business is such an integral part of the community and it is fitting that we always continue to show that involvement. We truly love it.” Hurley acquired his own dealership in 2004, after a successful run as manager and partner of Riverside Nissan. Bob Hurley Auto Family is now collaborated between Ford and General Motors. His success as a businessman is dedicated to the credibility

of his business and the people around him. “Cruce Collins has been a part of my origination for 15 years now,” said Hurley. “His wife Susan and Dana have been close for a very long time.” Hurley cites Susan Collins as the founder of Project Reach Tulsa. An organization that helps raise funds and materials for schools and kids. For three years, Project Reach has adopted Park Elementary and has supplied materials and clothing for the school and kids. Bob Hurley Auto Family also participates heavily in the Toy Drive for Reed Park. Donating over 1,000 toys. Hurly and his family have always been big supporters of Guts Church and the Motorcycle Rally and the Nightmare. To couple all the great endeavors of Hurley, we salute him as he has given a coach the chance to be highlighted every month for their continued work in molding and shaping these young kids’ lives. “Coaches are the most influential leaders in young men and women’s lives. I credit one of my old coaches Kenny Roof for helping me stay the course during a trying time in my life. Coaches and teachers are the true unsung heroes as they truly do their jobs because they love it.” Hurley has given so much to these coaches and highlights the right way of doing business in an industry that comes with a negative stigma at times. “It is very evident in our return business and referrals from people. There are so many instances where we provide multiple vehicles for families because we treat them right and we treat

them the way we would want to be treated. That is our focus.” Hurley and his business have utilized that concept to catapult themselves as the #1 Ford dealership in the State of Oklahoma and rank in the top 50 of over 4,000 national dealers. This success fuels the humanitarian efforts and VYPE and the coaches that we cover salute Bob Hurley for his efforts. Past winners of the VYPE Character Counts Coach of the Month: August 2010 – Don Gibson, Webster

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hen putting together our Backyard bowl issue, we tend to always find a theme. This year, we are going with two separate story lines. First, Jenks will be highlighted with their record-breaking running back

Zack Langer. Then we will look at the secret about the Redskins. After graduating six D-1 players, not

many people knew how good this team would be, but with former receiver Kale Pearson taking over at quarterback, the

Skins may have the best signal caller they have had in recent memory. Couple that with a team full of very talented players who haven’t gotten their chance, and the Skins might explode into a team of great talent, leadership, and discipline. All the makings of another state championship run.

Move Over Jenks Greats, Langer is Back For Another Run at the Title

After obliterating the Jenks single season and single game touchdown records, the humble Langer returns for his senior year. When asked about the records he now holds at Jenks, Langer turns sheepish and gives glory while commending the offensive line that got him there.

Langer rushed for 2,346 yards on the season and broke the singleseason touchdown record with 38 and the single-game touchdown record with eight against Bartlesville on October 23rd. Both were longstanding Jenks records held by Richie Calmus.

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Overtaking Richie Calmus and being mentioned in the same breathe as Rocky Calmus, KeJuan Jones, and Chris Atkins has really been surreal for Langer. The senior has no intentional purpose to overtake records, but just wants his team to win and if it means rushing for a plethora of yards and touchdowns, then it is all part of whatever it takes.

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1994 – Jenks survived a 23-point second quarter orchestrated by legendary Union quarterback Justin Fuente and running back Eric Bernard. Fuente threw for 150 yards and two touchdowns but Jerry Wisne and company had the last laugh as the Trojans held on to a 37-30 victory. Richie Calmus also chipped in with 152 yards rushing. Union ended up losing a heartbreaker to Midwest City in the State Finals.

1995 – Jenks taillback Josh Fidler rushed for 116 yards and three first-half touchdowns as the Trojans blitzed Union 28-7. Redskin quarterback Gerren Comeaux completed just 2 of 14 passes for 30 yards Chris Claybon had

Some will say without the likes of Jake Alexander and Bob Graham paving the way for the Trojan thoroughbred, he may struggle this year. Well all you have to do is witness a Jenks preseason practice to understand how hard offensive line coach David Alexander and the revamped Trojan offensive line are working. “We have some new players that you may not know,” said Langer. “Sam Sabin is

a season-low 129 yards as Ron Lancaster’s defense put the clamps on the potent Union offense.

1996 – With 181 yards and three touchdowns, Josh Fidler gave the Skins all they could handle in a 42-14 blowout of Union. Rocky Calmus spelled Fidler with 136 yards and three more touchdowns. Sherard Poteete threw three interceptions as two were picked off by Matt McCoy. Jenks went on to avenge an overtime semifinal loss to Midwest City in 1995 to claim the state title. 1997 – Jenks’ Legion of Doom defense led by Rocky Calmus, Jason Lohr, Justin Dixon,

Sean Mahan and Brett Butler limited the high flying Redskins to 95 total yards before a crowd of 15,200 at Union-Tuttle Stadium. Calmus carried the load on offense with two touchdowns and led the Trojans to a 21-11 victory. Jenks went on to win a second straight state title, 56-8, over Yukon. 1998 – 9,000 spectators packed HunterDwelley to witness the most exciting UnionJenks game in the series. In a back-and-forth scoring fest, Danny Morris rushed for 209 yards and six touchdowns and Josh Blankenship threw for 230 yards and two touchdowns as the Redskins ended a six-year losing streak against the Trojans, 55-45. With


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an offensive linemen that we will look to step. Our offensive line is young but they are looking really good.” Ben Risenhoover, Aaron Farris, and Brandon Waggoner have the job of protecting Kollmorgen and opening holes for Langer.

Allan Trimble will also look to senior gunslinger Sawyer Kollmorgan, who is impressing everyday and will be looked upon to rip defenses apart for cheating on the run-game in stopping Langer. Kollmorgan has Backyard Bowl experience along with Langer and he looks forward to taking on the challenge. “As a kid I remember going to all the Jenks-Union games. We would make signs for the players and write them good luck cards,” said Kollmorgan. “This game always goes down to the wire.”

Langer agreed about the talismanic affect of the Backyard Bowl. Last year’s game served as the breakout performance for Langer and he never looked back. “Everyone knows it is an awesome game. You never know what is going to happen and it tends to make the best out of all of us.”

1999 – State Finals - A sellout crowd of 40,385 packed Skelly Stadium to watch two of the nation’s best teams square off for a finals rematch. Union dominated the stats by outgaining the Trojans 333-175 in yardage, but the opportunistic Trojan defense was able to keep

2000 – The greatest Jenks-Union showdown came at Skelly Stadium where a crowd of 34,000 watched Kejuan Jones take an 80-yard pass to the house as time expired, giving the Trojans a 41-37 victory. The future Sooner had 307 yards of total offense and five touchdowns

1999 – The rivalry blew-up after the ’98 season and 16,000 people packed Union-Tuttle Stadium to watch the Redskins defeat Jenks 27-24 in overtime. Union quarterback Tyler Gooch found Jay Felker in the end zone to put an end to one the best Union-Jenks showdowns ever.

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the Redskins out of the end zone just enough to preserve a 14-7 victory. Jenks tailback Kejuan Jones rushed for 108 yards and one TD on 17 attempts. Union held the Trojans to just nine yards after the first quarter but couldn’t seem to get enough from their offense. Jenks took the state title for the fourth consecutive time behind legacies Scott McCoy, Todd Fidler and Brandon Lohr.

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Kollmorgan talked about the great players before him as if they were inspirations. “There have been so many great players for Jenks including Rocky Calmus, KeJuan Jones, Andrew Brewer, Tanner Shuck, Chris Atkins, and Mark Ginther. They always played hard and would make big plays during the game. But no matter how big the name, it is always the lesser known players who tend to sway the outcome of this game.”

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The Secret’s Out

These Redskins have a chance to do something that has never been done before. Win three state championships in a row. Understand that this doesn’t come easy and if you asked head coach Kirk Fridrich, he would tell you that it takes even more work than it took the previous two years. But this class of seniors is up for the challenge and has been working harder than ever before. Led by the tenacious Kale Pearson. The Redskins receiver in 2009 was the X-factor for the Skins last year. Sparking the team when a big play was needed. In last year’s state championship game, the Trojans scored a second consecutive touchdown in the second half to pull within 18-points. On the ensuing kickoff, Pearson took the kickoff 90 yards to silence any sort of comeback and dashed the hopes of the Trojan faithful.

Pearson leads a team of seniors that include receiver Christian Hood, offensive lineman Chance Haley, Blake Jones (Who was moved to tackle from tight end), running back Jalen Hearron, defensive lineman Corbin Stall, and Brentom Todd. When you couple outstanding juniors like Javon Bowler and two-year starter Blace Walser, with the senior Richard Stanley in the defensive backfield. There are also some players who Pearson cites that you may not know about. “Stephon Weaver and Gabe Osifeso are senior receivers who is emerging as a great player,” said Pearson. Blace Walser, who led the Skins in tackles as a sophomore last year, cites a good corp of linebackers that are only juniors and will learn fast with Walser’s experience. “We have Kyle Cruthchmer lining up at with me. He’s a national champion wrestler and a real good player,” said Walser. “And watch out for Blayke Elder. He has speed and the three of us should all work well together as long as we keep developing.”

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Pearson is geared up and ready to roll for his senior year. “Just like any other senior I want to go out the right way. But we have some big shoes to fill and want to continue the tradition we have here at Union.”

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Walser loves the atmosphere and the great tradition that the Jenks-Union rivalry brings. “This rivalry is special because neither team is willing to give an inch. It really does not matter who we are playing, but if the opponent is from Jenks it makes you wanna win that much more.” Come the end of September, some of these new faces for the Redskins may be household names. Since Union plays perhaps one of the tougher non-district schedules in the state, Fridrich and

in an epic battle against the Skins. Tyler Gooch and Trinity Dawson led the charge for Union but it wasn’t enough in the end. 2000 – State Finals Another huge crowd of 32,000 showed up at Skelly Stadium to watch the Redskins and Trojans duke it out for the third straight year. The Trojans took a 24-0 halftime lead. Tyler Gooch and Jerome Janet desperately struggled to bring the Skins back in the second half before Union fell to the Trojans 31-12. 2001 – The Union-Jenks regular season rivalry was cancelled due to 9-11.

2002 – A crowd of 26,000 saw Jenks take an early 12-2 lead over the Skins, but with Spencer McIllwain nursing a groin pull, Kurt Quillman became the unlikely hero with 75 yards rushing and two touchdowns. Union came back to defeat the Trojans 33-12. Jake Spavital also connected on a 30-yard score. Union went on to win their first state title in over 40 years by upending Broken Arrow.

2003 – The most lopsided game in the great Union-Jenks rivalry was witnessed by 13,000 fans who braved torrential rainfall to watch a healthy Union squad dominate the Trojans 37-0. The Skins, led by the state’s best player in Zac Snider, along with Nathan Peterson and

Adam Blankenship shut Jenks out for the first time since 1984. Kurt Quillman led the Skins with 26 carries for 181 yards.

2003 State Semifinals – Freddie Carolina rushed for 177 yards and two touchdowns as Jenks avenged the early season shutout to the Redskins 14-12. A mash-unit of Redskins tried to pull off a comeback in the fourth quarter but came up short. Union was without Zac Snider, who was sidelined after a knee injury suffered the previous week. Nathan Peterson was also banged up as Jake Spavital’s valiant effort came up short. The Trojans won their seventh title in eight years.


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All About the Running Game As cliché as it sounds, it is all about the running game for the Redskins and Trojans. The defensive front of Union has their hands full in stopping Langer and the Trojan rushing attack. This was a key to the state championship game for the Redskins. With Pearson taking over at quarterback, the Skins will rely heavily on Hearron to get the ground game going. If the Trojans young offensive line can develop rather quickly and open holes for Langer, then Jenks will have a big advantage.

Unknown Heroes This game has always brought out the best in the players, and there is always a relatively unknown star who emerges from the contest. Last year, no one really knew about Langer until he scampered for 135 yards and a couple of touchdowns. Trevor Staub is a defensive end for the Trojans and has the ability to make a huge impact. Also Matt McPheters who lines up on the other side of Staub. The receiving corp of the Skins with Hood and Weaver will have plenty of opportunities to make big plays. Also don’t forget about Osifeso. The senior has impressed in camp and in scrimmages and is looking to bust out against Jenks.

Turnovers Are Key Last year, Union turned the ball over five times that ultimately doomed the Skins. In the 23 games since 1994, the team that wins the turnover battle has gone on to win the game 81% of the time. (13-3). The remaining seven games, the two teams had the same amount of turnovers. Protecting the ball will be key and some of those unknown heroes we cited might be responsible for an interception or fumble recovery.

Leadership Kills There are equal amounts of leadership on both sides as Langer and Kollmorgan return on the Jenks offense and Pearson and Walser return for the Redskins. Stanley will also be key in the Redskin secondary as a senior leader. Jenks also has Trent Martin and Brandon Crump at linebacker who will be setting the example for the younger Trojans. VYPE.COM HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS

2006 – With 39 seconds left, Brandon Rogers fired a 34-yard TD pass to Brad Wondra that would have erased Jenks’ three-point lead and put Union ahead. However, before the pass was delivered, a penalty flag was tossed for illegal motion in the Redskins’ backfield. Jenks’ defense then held on the next three plays to

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2005 – Isaac Norman scored on a 64-yard pass from Jake Strain with 18 seconds remaining to give Class 6A No. 2 Jenks a 4844 victory over top-ranked 6A Union in the Backyard Bowl before a crowd of 24,110 at Skelly Stadium. Jake Borgsmiller caught three TDs for Union while quarterback Casey Whorton threw for 197 yards and four TDs.

Oklahoma-bound Dominique Franks also had a 96-yard kickoff return for a TD. Tanner Shuck, Jake Laptad, and Tony Gillespie held on to keep the Redskins at bay for most of the second half. Union went on to win the 2005 state title game against Mustang in decisive fashion. This ended long-time Union coach Bill Blankenship’s era as the Skins coach.

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2004 – State Finals For the fourth time in six years the Redskins and Trojans would face off in the 6A State Championship. Brad Glenn, a Union fullback who joined the squad at mid-season, stole the show with 189 yards of total offense and three touchdowns. Phillip Dillard and the Jenks

defense could not find an answer as Glenn seemed to slip out of the backfield to catch numerous passes and bulldoze his way into the end zone. Andrew Brewer and company were able to amass 332 yards of offense but that was not enough as Union finally beats Jenks in the state championship 27-17.

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2004 – The Trojans held off a late Union push to beat the Redskins 17-13 before an estimated crowd of 25,000 at Skelly Stadium. Andrew Brewer and Freddie Carolina were the heroes for Jenks as they combined for 284 yards and two touchdowns. Phillip Dillard and the Trojan defense held Tony Moore and the Union offense to 267 yards.

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preserve the top-ranked Class 6A Trojans’ 9-6 victory over No. 2 Union before 22,406 in the Backyard Bowl at Skelly Stadium. This was Union’s coach Kevin Wright’s only test against Jenks before leaving the program at season’s end. Union had the edge over Jenks in yards, 300-264, and plays, 65-47. The Redskins, however, came away without any points on four of the five times they drove inside the Jenks 35. The total points scored were the fewest in the series since Union’s 6-3 win in 1988.

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2007 – Union tailback Jeremy Smith and quarterback Brandon Rogers helped write another amazing chapter in the Redskins-Jenks football rivalry at the University of Tulsa’s Chapman Stadium. Smith rushed for 171 yards, including an overtime touchdown of 5 yards that was followed by the decisive extra-point kick by Tress Way to lift No. 2 Union over topranked Jenks 43-42 before a crowd of 20,578 in a battle of teams that have combined to win the last 11 Class 6A state titles. Rogers completed 15-of-21 passes for 168 yards and three TDs, and also had a 1-yard TD run while Mark Ginther was 17-of-22 for 287 yards and four TDs. Jenks running back Chris Adkins rushed for 208 yards and two scores. Talented Union receiver Tracy Moore caught two TDs and tied the game in overtime with the last touchdown. 2007 – State Finals For the second straight year, big performances by quarterback Mark Ginther and tailback Chris Adkins in the Class 6A state championship game helped Jenks come away with the gold football. Adkins had 26 carries for 229 yards and two touchdowns while Ginther produced 202 yards total offense and three TDs to lead the Trojans past Union 42-24

“MidFirst believes in supporting our communities and what a better way than to sponsor the MidFirst Backyard Bowl and this great rivalry between Jenks and Union,” Ed Fariss, Executive Vice President of MidFirst Bank, said. “Many people look forward to this game every year and we are happy to be part of that tradition while contributing to both schools and their academic goals.” MidFirst Bank will make a donation of $10,000 to both schools this year. Beginning September 1, open an account with MidFirst Bank via direct deposit and ask for a Jenks or Union debit card and MidFirst Bank will contribute $100 to the school! MidFirst is happy to support

before a crowd of 21,723 on Friday night at Chapman Stadium. Tony Gillespie and the rest of the Trojan defense forced two turnovers and held the talented Union offensive running game to 111 yards. Jenks won their ninth state title in 12 years.

2008 - Another fantastic finish was added on Friday night to the history of the Jenks-Union football rivalry that already had more than its share of amazing endings. For the second straight year, Jeremy Smith scored the winning overtime touchdown, this time on a 1-yard run, to help fourth-ranked Union outlast top-ranked Jenks 24-17 at Union-Tuttle Stadium in a battle of Class 6A powers. Jenks quarterback Beau Marsaln tossed two fourth quarter TDs to bring the comeback for the Trojans. Redskins receiver Tracy Moore was named the game’s most valuable player as he caught nine passes for 128 yards. With a capacity crowd of over 15,000, Union-Tuttle Stadium was rocking. Union’s Chase Boyce threw for over 200 yards and Thomas Roberson scored on a 47-yard reverse in the first half.

2008 – State Championship Union won its fifth state title Friday with a 34-20 win over Jenks in a Class 6A state high school football championship before 19,000 at Boone Pickens Stadium in Stillwater, Oklahoma. Union answered Jenks’ second half rally when the Trojans tied the game 20-20 in the third quarter. However, Union had too many weapons with a stout defense and the running of Jeremy Smith. Smith had three touchdowns on runs of 44, 32 and 15. Overall, Smith had 242 yards on 28 carries. Quarterback Chase Boyce connected with Thomas Roberson on two second half scores. Jenks’ Tramaine Thompson provided an offensive spark with

other schools also. A new and exciting program is the MidFirst Fundraising Van. The van has two coin counters that students, parents and fans can drop coins into the counter. Whatever is raised is matched by MidFirst Bank up to $1,500. Open to all Tulsa area schools the van is the perfect way to raise funds for new books or uniforms. The van will be at all Cox televised games this fall. To arrange for the free MidFirst Bank fundraising van, call 699-7231.

138 yards rushing and a 50-yard punt return for a third quarter score.

2009 – A star is born as Jenks running back Zack Langer bursts on to the scene for the Trojans as they won 27-25 in another thriller. The junior had 135 yards on 32 carries and scored on runs of 23 and 34-yards in the second half to seal the deal. Thomas Roberson returned a punt for a touchdown and caught another. Jenks’ Sawyer Kollmorgan ran for a score and hit Tyler Ott for another. The game was capped off with five turnovers from the Redskins and the Trojans took advantage. The attendance was announced at over 19,000, bringing the 15-year total to over 400,000 in spectators since 1994.

2009 – State Championship The 2009 Class 6A state championship game produced another big surprise in the UnionJenks rivalry — the largest blowout in the seven title showdowns between the teams. For the second straight year, Union defeated Jenks in the 6A final behind a huge night from Union receiver Thomas Roberson. Roberson returned the opening kickoff on a lateral from Jacob Rice to scamper 76-yards for the score. Union’s Chase Boyce had 165 total yards and accounted for three touchdowns as Union. He became the first Union quarterback to start two championship wins. Union finished the half with a 32-0 lead and capped it off with a 52-19 victory. Union’s Luke Snider and company led the Redskin defense in shutting down the state’s top runner. Jenks Zack Langer was never able to get in gear but still accounted for over 150 yards and a score. That was Union’s sixth title in eight years and the 16th year in a row that Union or Jenks have claimed the 6A title.


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1917 Ramona High School Football - With a few additions to the

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Renaissance building in Ramona was built around 1915-16 by the Kreep & Hinkle Company of Bartlesville. The “Showcase” building provided the students of Ramona with a place not only for classrooms, but a regulation basketball court was built on the top floor with operatype seating and a capacity of nearly 400. The lower floor housed a small power plant, a swimming pool with modern dressing rooms featuring hot and cold showers. The lower floor also included a woodworking room and a forging room. This was truly an innovative building that served students for many decades.

A few phone calls and a couple of trips up I-75 and you’ve got yourself a story. Yes the building is still standing and yes the football team can climb up that same staircase. A few modifications have been made to the stairs. The current steps are much taller with handrails and a wheelchair access ramp has been built off to one side. Interesting side note, the original

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Then the idea was born. What if that building was still standing? Could we take a photo with the current football team? Several years ago Ramona consolidated

stairs are visible under the ramp. The brick on the side of the stairs are covered with plaster, but the door into the building and the windows look the same as they did in 1917.

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in the mail explaining the photo. Names were hand written on the photo, Talmage Boone, Harold Patterson, Paul Lee, Maurice Bass. So the research began.

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But this story is about more than just the rebuilding of a 93 year-old building. In January 2010, VYPE printed a photo of the 1917 Ramona football team. Not knowing who was in the photo, what year it was taken or where it was, VYPE left it up to the readers

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In the late 90’s the building was in trouble. A leaking roof, broken windows, holes in the floor, all made it very difficult for students to use the facility effectively. After several attempts at making the building an historical landmark, the school board and the community were faced with trying to decide whether to tear down, rebuild or restore. The community chose to restore and in January of 1996 the restoring process began.

to let us know. Jewell Marie Boone and Dana Cross from Bartlesville we were able to piece the story together. While eating at a local Wendy’s restaurant, Jewell Boone picked up a copy of VYPE to read as she ate. As she turned to page 12 of the January 2010 issue she was shocked to find a picture of her father sitting in the front row for the Ramona football team.

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The Players - Old (The descriptions used in this paragraph are copied from the 1917 Ramona High School yearbook titled Gusher) Football was new to Ramona in 1917, but coach Hamilton was able to form a team and compete at a high level. The Captain was Maurice “Slick” Bass, played quarterback and always contended for a square deal. Dewey “Dude” Ely played right tackle and started there the entire year. George “Chief” Daniels played right end and his favorite pastime was importing flowers to a blonde. Talmage “Cabbage” Boone played fullback and was known for eating cabbage, being a hard line plunger and a demon on defense. Harry “Pete” Radebaugh played left guard. Radebaugh also filled in at center and his pastime was making tackles and flunking history. Harold “Pat” Patterson played center and was known for his sense of humor. Patterson’s pastime was telling tales. Paul “Shag” Lee played halfback and surprised Caney when he picked off one of their passes in the air. Joe “Count” Foltz played halfback. Foltz tackled men who were coming straight at him, that’s how he broke his “breather” in the Dewey game.

The Players - New Lyndall “L.W.” Berwaldt RB/DE - #30

Lyndall “L.W.” Berwaldt is new to the Trojans this season, but he is expected to contribute full heartedly. L.W. enjoys playing music and says he would be voted most likely to become CEO of a company. He is best known for his Jerry Clower imitations and his favorite subject is school is Math.

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William “Lil Bill” Bradley also displays his skills on the diamond during baseball season. Bradley is a character and is known for being a class clown, but he gets his studies done, especially in Math. He is known for being very athletic.

Brandon “B-Dub” Kincaide RB/WR - #25

Brandon “B-Dub” Kincaide is fast on the filed and fast on the motocross track. He is best known for getting in trouble because he is class clown like Bradley. His favorite subject is school is English. Look for No.25 racing for a touchdown.

It was a new game to the kids of Ramona High School. Today the players fight to restore the pride once prevalent in the school, in the locker room and on the football field. Now head coach Anthony Fogle in his fifth year, is looking ahead at a brighter future with the squad. “The Caney Valley Trojans are a young group of guys working hard to change the past disappointments and rekindle the success of old. The extreme heat hasn’t dampened any spirits. We are 30 strong right now with expectations of a few more joining our ranks.” Coach Fogle continues, “The boys have already become a closer knit family than the teams of years past. We have high expectations to have a break out season this year. The attitude has been awesome in the locker room and the boys have been so dedicated that they spend up to an hour after practice getting extra reps.” The overall feel around the players is one of excitement and eagerness to get on the field and the photo shoot for this story has taken on a life of it’s own. “The photo shoot was an awesome experience for me and my boys. The boys have been buzzing about the old team and asking many questions. It has given us time to reflect on the history of our program and allows my team to take a since of pride in working to revive a tradition of winning like the school did so many years ago,” said coach Fogle.

Austin “Shordy” Eden WR/CB - #20

Austin “Shordy” Eden is known for his good looks, but isn’t afraid to get dirty. Eden likes to show livestock in his free time and believes he is most likely to become President. His favorite subject in school is Math.

Jordan “G-Baby” Bradley WR/CB - #5

When Jordan “G-Baby” Bradley isn’t chasing down wide receivers he’s chasing girls on campus. Bradley is a whiz at Math and is most likely to become a highway patrol after high school. He’s also known for having a good time at parties.

Landon “Smokey” Lunsford TE/LB - #35

Landon “Smokey” Lunsford is a hardhitting linebacker who loves to suck up to his teachers. When the pads are off Lunsford enjoys hunting and fishing and hopes to one day to become an actor. His favorite subject in school is Math.


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Kade “Jeffy” Copeland G/LB - #66

Onyx “The Ox” Bonner

When Kade “Jeffy” Copeland isn’t fishing or working out he’s playing guard and linebacker for the Trojans. Copeland is known as a good fisherman and excels in A.G. class. Look for Copeland to be a success on and off the field.

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Onyx “The Ox” Bonner is known for working out 24/7 and would be voted most athletic, although he’s known for being a class clown as well. When he’s not working on Science homework he’s hanging out with friends, playing volleyball or wrestling.

Dillon “D-Bo” Ward MLB - #52

Dillon “D-Bo” Ward plays middle linebacker for the Trojans. When he’s not on the field he loves to hunt and fish, but in school he loves to mess with the A.G. teacher. His favorite subject is Math and could be voted as the most athletic in the school.

Steve “Stevamos” Robledo DT - #74

Steve “Stevamos” Robledo could be considered the teams gym rat. He loves to workout and hang with friends. His favorite subject in school is Science and he believes he could be voted most likely to succeed.

Levi “Feo” Farris DE - #75

Levi “Feo” Farris has high hopes for the season and his future. Farris says his class will vote him most likely to become President. When he’s not playing football he’s on the wrestling mat. Farris is a good hunter and his favorite class is Math.

John-David “Maverick” Martin OLB - #4

John-David “Maverick” Martin spends much of his school day working on Math, but when practice rolls around he’s usually making the coaches angry. The linebacker loves to hunt and fish and thinks he’s thinks he should be voted the most athletic.

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Jarrod “Chief” Allen is a throwback player known for his direct snaps and fighting with the coaches. His favorite class is Current Events, but when he has some free time he prefers to hang out with friends and play baseball.

“The photo shoot was an awesome experience for me and my boys. The boys have been buzzing about the old team and asking many questions. It has given us time to reflect on the history of our program and allows my team to take a since of pride in working to revive a tradition of winning like the school did so many years ago,” said coach Fogle. Now the players take the field on Friday nights playing for more than just themselves. They play for Talmage “Cabbage” Boone and George “Chief “ Daniels, for Maurice Bass, Harry “Pete” Radebaugh and all the guys from years past. They also play for each other and those who will come long after they are gone. And maybe, just maybe one day another team at Caney Valley will look at their photo, read the nicknames and how they played against Barnsdall, Chelsea and Mounds and they too will inspire a group of young men to do something great on the football field.

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With the 2010 football season upon us we wanted to take a closer look at some of the stories developing during two-a-days and early scrimmages. If the indications are correct, this could be one of the best football seasons in recent memory.


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The Union Redskins have been in this situation before,

coming off two state championships and looking for a third.

But this season may be different. Fans will remember names

like Boyce and Roberson, but have no fear, Kale Pearson and Jalen Hearron are here. Pearson is an athletic quarterback

that has the arm power to get the ball downfield. Hearron is ready to breakout and become the next big named tailback for Union. But the key may be the offensive line. Chance

Haley will lead a group of salty linemen up front. Their play

will determine how successful this Redskin team will be. Can

could have the largest impact. Escobedo has the potential to kick at the next level.

The Oologah Mustangs may have the best offensive line in the state!

can potentially have huge seasons. One player to watch is

offensive lines regardless of class. The average height is

season. At each skill position on offense they have guys that

Dino Teague. The wide receiver is a hard worker in practice and will play both ways switching to corner on defense.

Quarterback John McDavid brings his dual threat abilities to the field, but he has the luxury of knowing he doesn’t have to

Mustangs will feature one of the biggest and more talented somewhere around 6-foot-5 with a weight average nearing

270-pounds. Brian Rawlinson, Jake Taylor and Lee Davis should give running back Josh Collier big holes to run

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Head coach Travis Hill and his all-star coaching staff have

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carry the load himself. The best kicker in the state this year

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the Redskins three-peat this year? Yes they can.

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McJunkins is a must see from Wagoner! Quarterback Prince McJunkins is one of those talents that only comes around every so often. In his senior season,

McJunkins is expected to lead a very talented Bulldog team

to the playoffs. Expectations are high in Wagoner and playing on the new turf will help McJunkins. Look for big numbers Bulldogs are known for.

district schedule opening with Holland Hall on September 3rd, then facing Class 4A juggernaut Glenpool in week two.

Week three the Commandos go on the road to Edison a

Class 5A team! The regular season looks easy after that three

at quarterback.

Who is the best defensive back in the state? A debate is raging right now about defensive backs and who takes the honor of being the best in the state. A strong case can be made for Isaac Maselera from Glenpool or Victor Williams from Muskogee. Both players have shut down speed with incredible athleticism. The there’s the Union

Redskin corners with Richard Stanley and Javon Bowler.

Both backs are capable of All-State type seasons and should play at the next level. Then the list gets a little cloudy with a large group of talented players like Jimmy Carter from Wagoner, Jake O’Brien from Bishop Kelley and Alec Wortham from Coweta.

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has been on their minds. The Commandos have a tough non-

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Head coach Joe Medina doesn’t spend a lot of time talking

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FEATURE 5-Austin Beck – Nowata Ironmen

6-Garrett Stafford – Memorial Chargers 7-Chance Haley – Union Redskins

8-White Robertson – Tahlequah Sequoyah Indians 9-Casey Piguet – Vinita Hornets

10-Zach Pritchard – Collinsville Cardinals Top 10 Linebackers 1-Conner Sherwood – Cascia Hall Commandos 2-Trent Martin – Jenks Trojans

3-Blace Walser – Union Redskins

You know how we love a list. Here are the top ten players at key positions as we enter the 2010 football season. Enjoy. Top 10 Quarterbacks 1-Archie Bradley – Broken Arrow Tigers 2-Sawyer Kollmorgen – Jenks Trojans

3-Kirby Schoenthaler – Bartlesville Bruins 4-Kale Pearson – Union Redskins

5-Prince McJunkins – Wagoner Bulldogs 6-Brayle Brown – Shawnee Wolves

7-Jordan Eagleroad – Talihina Golden Eagles 8-Tony Kiefer – McAlester Buffaloes 9-Joe Lindsay – Owasso Rams

10-Darrick Harger – Sand Springs Sandites Top 10 Running Backs

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2-Jalen Hearron – Union Redskins

3-Andrew Griffin – Broken Arrow Tigers 4-Chase Talbert – Claremore Zebras

5-Buck Maples – Grove Ridgerunners 6-Jacob Collier – Oologah Mustangs 7-Marcus Bruner – Porter Pirates

8-Bryce Ferrell – Sapulpa Chieftains

9-Jeromy Davenport – Sallisaw Black Diamonds 10-Tylor Lyons – Edison Eagles Top 10 Wide Receivers 1-Tyler Lockett – Booker T. Washington Hornets 2-Dino Teague – East Central Cardinals

3-Kyler Harris – Muskogee Roughers 4-Steven Carpenter – Jenks Trojans

5-Garrett Powell – Bartlesville Bruins

6-Dante Barnett – Booker T. Washington Hornets 7-Christian Hood – Union Redskins

8-Alvery Braxton – McAlester Buffaloes 9-Jesse Vester – Stillwater Pioneers 10-Wilson Klutts – Poteau Pirates Top 10 Tight Ends 1-Nick Gorman – Broken Arrow Tigers

2-Savon Germany – Memorial Chargers 3-Skylar Cummings – Lincoln Christian Bulldogs 4-Alex Powell – Bishop Kelley Comets

5-Damian Gibson – East Central Cardinals 6-John Phillip-Hughes – Edison Eagles

7-Cody Richardson – Summit Christian Eagles 8-Joe Gibson – Central Sallisaw Tigers 9-Dylan Humphrey – Gore Pirates

10-Matt Free – Pawhuska Huskies Top 10 Offensive Linemen 1-Dillon O’Carroll – Booker T. Washington Hornets 2-Ryan Stout – Broken Arrow Tigers 3-Jake Taylor – Oologah Mustangs

4-Parker Sinko – Cascia Hall Commandos

4-Ethan Ringer – Owasso Rams

5-Andrew Lemon – Bixby Spartans 6-Nick Cody – Pawnee Black Bears

7-Joe Wolfe – Metro Christian Patriots 8-Garrett McKenzie – Bixby Spartans 9-Wesley Allen – Sapulpa Chieftains

10-Jordan Pendergraft – Haskell Haymakers Top 10 Defensive Linemen 1-Devon Randall – Bartlesville Bruins

2-Josh Cunningham – Claremore Zebras

3-Derrick Alexander – Booker T. Washington Hornets 4-Deontay Wilson – Coweta Tigers 5-Trevor Staub – Jenks Trojans 6-Talon Miles – Hominy Bucs

7-Dakota Berryhill – Tahlequah Sequoyah Indians 8-Josh Ramsey – Jay Bulldogs

9-Derek Copeland – Kellyville Ponies 10-Cole Carr – Sperry Pirates Top 10 Defensive Backs 1-Isaac Maselera – Glenpool Warriors

2-Victor Williams – Muskogee Roughers 3-Richard Stanley – Union Redskins

4-Jake O’Brien – Bishop Kelley Comets 5-Javon Bowler – Union Redskins 6-Alec Wortham – Coweta Tigers

7-Jimmy Carter – Wagoner Bulldogs 8-Jared Poteete – Hilldale Hornets

9-Cameron Bertelli – Jenks Trojans

10-Dakota Petree – Sallisaw Black Diamonds


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Muskogee High School A year ago, Muskogee High School senior Matt Rust had a door slammed in his face when a torn A-C-L put the talented athlete out for the entire season. “At first, I was depressed, unsure how to handle it,” said Rust. “But as I look back at the experience, I now know it was for a reason, God’s way of opening another door for today and tomorrow.” Preparing for this year’s football season wasn’t the only thing for Rust this summer. “God gave me the opportunity to make a difference for Him through a two week mission trip to China,” said Rust. “We helped teach English to elementary age kids plus got the opportunity to tell others about Jesus Christ. I got to share with them about God’s never ending love and how he can make a wonderful life for them despite the life threats they face as well as being kicked out of their family.”

“What I experienced in China only strengthens my commitment to be a Christ-like example here at home, at school and on our football team,” said Rust. “I know my friends and I face challenges, temptations not to follow God’s plan seeking short term success. But God has a better way and something special planned for every one of us if we’ll just listen and follow His game plan.” Romans 3:23 (NIV)23 for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.


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VYPE tried to keep up with six of the best cross-country runners in the state. Here's what we learned!

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I started cross country in the seventh grade cause my bro, Mitch Johnson did it. He graduated in 2008, now he goes to the University of Tulsa. When I’m running I think about the finish, my form and my competitors. One of my favorite places to run is Riverside. Keep an eye on the guys from Norman. They’re going to be pretty good this year. The secret to long distance running is hard work. You get what you put in. When I’m not running or competing I love to ball it up. After high school I want to run in college, but do not know where. I’m undecided on a major. I’m looking at the University of Tulsa and a few other schools.

I started competing my freshman year of high school. What goes through my head when I’m running depends on if I’m in a race or workout. In a race I focus on my breathing and keeping pace. In a workout I just think about whatever sometimes personal life sometimes nothing. My favorite place to workout is a place called “Camp Horizon” in Arkansas City, Kansas. There is one kid who might give me some trouble this cross country season and he is from Metro Christian and his name is David Annett. Mileage is the most important part of being a successful distance runner. Until you do the mileage you’ll never be one of the greats. Also everyone has different miles that they can run so don’t just go run 70 miles a week because someone else does. You have to build up to a lot of miles, you can’t just jump into it. My favorite thing to do outside of cross country is track. After high school I plan to run cross country and track in college, while I train and learn to be a pharmacist. I also plan to run outside of college when I get older. I plan on never stopping unless I physically can’t run anymore. Also one day I WILL tryout for the USA Olympic team.


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Kelsey McKee

I was 13 when I started running. I think about whatever is happening at the moment. That’s the great thing about running, its a great time to reflect on your day and clear your mind. One of my favorite places to run is on the riverside trail or at Jenks High School track. Union’s Sarah Daggett is always strong along with Norman’s Megan Johnson. We also have a freshman coming up named Maddie Brown and she should be in the mix. The secret to long distance running is don’t go too easy and don’t go too hard, know your body’s limits. When I’m not running I like to spend time with friends and family. My plan after high school is to continue my running career in college.

I started competing the summer going into seventh grade, so I was 12. While I’m running, I do my best to focus on God and bringing Him glory. So I pray a lot while I run, especially in races. I also think about my splits, how fast I need to be running, and how I can catch the next girl. The best place I’ve ever run was Niagara Falls Parkway, it was beautiful. My favorite place to run in Tulsa is Riverside between 61st and 21st. I am really excited for the Metro girls cross country team this year. We have a big group of girls with a lot of potential. Keep your eye on Sarah Kauble and Melissa Minnich to be standouts this season. I don’t think there is one secret, but having strong, positive mental outlook, and a good attitude are key to success. It is also important to push through pain and persevere. Playing with friends is one of my favorite things to do outside of running. I plan on attending college, hopefully running on a scholarship and competing on a high level. I’m excited to see where God takes me!

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Sarah Daggett Union

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I started competing in the summer after my third grade year to keep in shape for soccer. Most of time I just think about my splits, but on a few of my runs I get caught in a fantasy. I will pretend that I am running some big race and pretend I am in contention for the win. My favorite run in Tulsa is the Turkey Mountain Base Trail, but I have also run in Crested Butte, Colorado. It’s hard to beat running on the sides of mountains through aspens and alongside mountain streams. It is hard to say who to look out for during a season. So many variables come in to play. It is also hard to draw the line on who to include and who not to include. Despite this, I would like to give credit to some great athletes, so if I leave anyone out on accident, I do apologize. There are always the guys who are expected to be at the front like Dakota Buck, Dustin Barrier, Tanner Satterthwaite, Andy Carroll, Erik Alnes and Adam Johnson, but this next year there are some up and coming talents showing up like the Pile brothers, Dan and Jim, from Metro (my team), Logan Smith, Ray Harwood and Noah Gade who could make huge jumps in position by state. The secret to endurance running is actually not a secret at all; it is in the name. It is all about learning how to endure pain a little better than the rest. I love to play any other outdoor sport with friends, whether it is Frisbee, soccer, or rock climbing. I hope to study exercise sciences and possibly biology when I am out of high school. I would also love to run in college if given the chance.

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I started competing in summer track and road races when I was 10 years old. Union had an elementary school track meet, and in 5th grade I won the 800m run—I have been running ever since! When I am racing, I try to focus on pushing myself harder and not letting up. I don’t really strategize, I just run my own race and run hard the whole way through. Even if I am not having my best race, I just remember that my teammates are counting on me to do my best no matter what. My favorite place to run is anywhere new! I always run in my neighborhood or on the roads around school, so it is always nice to change it up and find a different area! Regan Ward, Megan Johnson, and Paige Barnes will all be very competitive this fall! It will be exciting to race them again this fall because all of them are great runners! Long distance running requires a lot of dedication—you have to get out everyday and run to stay in shape. You also have to be able to push yourself; it is very easy to just go through the motions. Mental strength is just as important as physical strength because you can’t give up during workouts or you’ll do the same during a race. Basically, you have to commit to yourself to work hard everyday, no matter what. Nobody else can make you run; self-motivation is very important. Outside of cross country, I love to read! I spend too much money on books and have way to many! All my friends will tell you that I read way to many Agatha Christie mysteries! After high school, I plan to run in college, but I have no idea where yet! I’m still looking for the right school, but I’m planning to major in biomedical engineering.

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Spartans Bixby Spartan Golf Scramble Set for October

Oct. 14th @ Frontier Conference

Oct. 23rd @ Regionals

The Booster Club Benefit Golf Scramble is set for Sunday, October 3rd. Start time is set for 1:30pm. Team entry fee is $300.00 and individual entry fee is $75.00. The scramble is hosted by the White Hawk Golf Club in Bixby at 151st and Yale. Team prizes and individual prizes will be awarded after the scramble. Other prizes include a hole-in-one prize, best drive and closest to the pin prize. The grand prize is a trip for two to Los Angeles. Hole sponsorships are available starting at $200.00. For more information go to www.bixbyps.org and click the athletic link. You can download a form from the website.

Bixby Cross Country Schedule Released

Lady Spartans Play Well at Broken Arrow The Lady Spartans were in Pool D with some heavy hitters in the softball world, but they played well enough to make it to the final bracket on day two. In their opener the Lady Spartans beat Catoosa, 7-3, but then were blanked by Edmond North, 5-0. After going 1-1 in their first two games the Lady Spartans took it to Pryor, 4-0. On day two they faced the Tahlequah Sequoyah Lady Indians as they continued pool play. In one of the more entertaining games of the tournament, the Lady Spartans beat the Lady Indians, 12-10. Up next Bixby faced a tough Mustang team and lost, 6-2. Bixby faced Mannford in bracket play and the game was another good one with the Lady Spartans winning, 10-7. 32 teams competed in the Broken Arrow Tournament.

Sept. 2nd @ Owasso

Sept. 10th @ Edison

Sept. 18th @ Bishop Kelley

Sept. 23rd @ Booker T. Washington Invitational

Sept. 25th @ OSU

Oct. 2nd @ Holland Hall Oct. 8th @ Edmond

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Oct. 30th @ State


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Bristow, Claremore and Midwest City. Seniors Brooke Scott, Shanna Johnson, Alex Gilley, Shelby Riebel, Megan Higgins, Shalyn Riebel, Devyn Frazier, Skyler Johnson, Ashlee Mickelson and Kelsi Cook are a big reasons the Lady Tigers are looking forward to another great season.

Pride Band Parent Association Selling Pride Gear

Brooke Scott Photo by Brad Heath

The Broken Arrow Band Parent Association is selling B.A. Pride shirts, decals, duffel bags, spirit wear, buttons and show shirts. Log on to www. brokenarrowpride.com and click the link for Parent Association.

Broken Arrow Softball Tournament Big Success

Booster Club Selling Stadium Signs

The Broken Arrow softball tournament was held at Arrowhead Park in Broken Arrow was a big success for the team and the individuals that helped put the event on. From the facilities to the field maintenance, Arrowhead Park proved once again to be one of the premier locations for fast pitch softball. The Lady Tigers performed well as they defeated Adair,

The football booster club is offering sponsorships at the field level for the 2010 football season. The 4X8 sign sells for $500-600.00 per sign. Each sign is produced on high-gloss vinyl and up to four colors. For more information on the signs and other sponsorships available contact Sheila Boyer at 918251-8314 or email at tsb8@cox.net.

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Cascia Hall

Commandos Congratulations Class of 2010

Out of a class of 88, 21 were named Oklahoma Academic Scholars; five were Byrd Scholarship recipients, five were National Merit Finalists, and four were Commended; 67 are members of the National Honor Society; 100% will attend college in the fall. As seniors, they earned three OSSAA State Championships in football, boys’ soccer, and boys’ tennis and five Runner-up titles in volleyball, girls’ tennis, wrestling, and boys’ golf. The cheerleaders took first place in NCA national competition. Eight students received All State honors and six athletes will go on to compete at the college level. Over the past four years, this class has been part of 14 State Championship teams in seven sports. Each class member performed numerous hours of Christian service in order to meet the community service requirement for graduation. Compliments of the Cascia Hall Newsletter

Alumni Association Annual Homecoming Cookout

Everyone is welcome to attend the Homecoming Cookout sponsored by the Cascia Hall Alumni Association. Admission is free, no RSVP required. The cookout is from 4:45pm - 7:30pm at the Cascia Hall tennis gazebo. There will be great food and activities for kids like face painting and a Jupiter Jump.

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One of the great successes of this distinguished writer, Lillian Hellman’s heart-wrenching and beautiful 1934 play depicts the destruction of an all-girls boarding school from within and the resulting effects on the faculty and students. This story of a neurotic, sly child and her dreadful lie will keep you on the edge of your seat. The show is rated PG-13. For advance tickets: $5 and $10 go to www.MyTicketOffice.com. Tickets at the Door: $10 and $15 at the Cascia PAC Box Office.

Commandos Playing Tough NonDistrict Schedule The Commandos open with Holland Hall on September 3rd, followed by Class 4A Glenpool. Then the Class 3A Commandos go on the road to Class 5A Edison. If the winning streak stays intact after that stretch, it may be one of the best stories of the year.


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Holland Hall kicked off the 2010 fall season in grand fashion on August 12th with Spirit Night, introducing all the fall teams and their coaches. Hundreds braved the 100+ degree weather to meet the athletes and to purchase no gear to show their Dutch pride while supporting the schools teams.

Upcoming Volleyball Games

The Dutch opened the season with a strong victory over 6A Bartlesville 09/10/2010 Catoosa Tournament 09/11/2010 Catoosa Tournament 09/14/2010 6:00 PM (A) Booker T Washington 09/16/2010 6:30 PM (A) Bishop Kelley 09/21/2010 7:00 PM (A) Wright Christian 09/24/2010 5:00 PM (A) Trinity Valley-Fort Worth, TX 09/25/2010 11:00 AM (A) Oakridge-Arlington, TX 09/28/2010 6:00 PM (H) Catoosa 09/30/2010 6:30 PM (A) Broken Arrow

Field Hockey Schedule Field Hockey gets into full swing in September, highlighted by the Holland Hall Festival on September 17th and 18th. Admission is free, come see some great field hockey featuring many area teams. 09/10/2010 (A) Hockaday Festival-Dallas, TX 09/11/2010 (A) Hockaday Festival-Dallas, TX 09/17/2010 (H) 4:00 PM Holland Hall Festival 09/18/2010 (H) TBA Holland Hall Festival 09/24/2010 5:00 PM (A) Trinity Valley-Fort Worth, TX 09/25/2010 11:00 AM (A) Oakridge-Arlington, TX 10/02/2010 TBA (A) Pembroke Hill

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09/10/2010 7:30 PM (H) Victory Christian 09/17/2010 7:30 PM (A) Lincoln Christian 09/24/2010 7:00 PM (H) Kinkaid HH 10/01/2010 7:00 PM (A) St. Mark’s-Dallas, TX 10/08/2010 7:00 PM (H) Greenhill-HH

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Union

Redskins Tony May to coach Union boys’ golf team

Tony May has been named the varsity head boys’ golf coach for Union Public Schools. “Coach May brings the experience of running a Class 6A program along with the organizational skills to help take the boys’ program to the next level,” Director of Athletics Chuck Perry said. “His character, drive, and determination will have a positive impact on these young men both on and off the golf course.” May previously coached golf at Wichita Southeast High School for both boys and girls. He coached the boys’ team when it won the 1996 Class 6A state championship. May received the Kansas Coaches Association Coach of the Year award in 1996. He was named Coach of Year by the National Federation of Interscholastic Coaches Association in 1997. In addition to coaching golf, May has been a wrestling coach and official in both Kansas and Oklahoma. He received the Oklahoma Secondary Schools Activities Association State Championship Wrestling Official Award for five years from 2006 to 2010. Earlier this summer, Union named Lindsay Jones as varsity head girls’ golf coach at Union. Jones served the past two years as Union’s assistant varsity coach for both boys and girls. Jones attended high school at Holland Hall and graduated in 2004 from Oral Roberts University where she was a member of the golf team. Jones has taught and coached at Holland Hall and served as an assistant golf professional at Emerald Falls Country Club. She has been teaching at Union since 2008. “Coach Jones has the golf experience, demeanor, and desire to lead these young ladies to be successful on and off the golf course,” Perry said. “We are fortunate to have someone of her caliber working with our girls. With the talent returning, it should be a tremendous year.”

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The Lady Redskins varsity softball team went 3-2 during the Broken Arrow fast pitch tournament in August. Union defeated Tahlequah Sequoyah, Pryor and Choctaw by a combine score of 21-2.

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Head Coach: John Fallin, Asst. Coach: Mike Moss, Asst. Coach: Mike Harrison Bottom Row: Ryann Jacobson, Gentry McGowen, Kaylee Moss, Aly Wynn, Lyndsey Dunkle Top Row (L to R): Hannah Pryce, Baliegh Fallin, Mackenzie Holder, Emily Harrison, Haley Cook

The 12&U Boomer Sooners returned from their trip to Texas with a VTD World Series Championship after defeating the Texas Dirtbags, 2-0 in the finals.

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The Boomer Sooners plan to return next year and defend their title, but first they will savor winning the biggest game

If an undefeated run of 7-0 through the tournament isn’t enough to scare the teams for next year, maybe the chants of BOOMER-SOONER might.

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Pitcher Kaylee Moss from Broken Arrow pitched every inning of every game recording 32 strikeouts and only six walks. They also played some outstanding defense with all of the girls stepping up and making plays. Shortstop Ryann Jacobson from Wagoner, second baseman Gentry McGowen from Glenpool, first baseman

of their young lives. “It feels so good being the World Series Champions! The experience is something I will remember the rest of my life!” Said McGowen. Others weighed in on their experience in Texas. “Coming back from being down during the Texas Dirtbags game & my Gran acting like a nut is what I’ll remember,” said Cook. “Winning the title of VTD World Series Champions was worth all of the hard work we have put in the past nine years. My dad is the coach and I would like to thank him for pushing me to do her very best,” said Fallin. “I remember grabbing a hold of that BIG TROPHY,” said Jacobson.

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ith temperatures reaching 100 degrees and a field that featured some of the best 12&U girls softball teams in the country, the Boomer Sooners proved they were the best giving up only four runs the entire tournament. There fans could be heard all weekend yelling, “BOOMER – SOONER” every time the girls stepped up to the plate.

Haley Cook from Henryetta and third baseman Lyndsey Dunkle from Broken Arrow all made huge plays during the tournament. Catcher Emily Harrison from Coweta played great behind the plate. Outfielders Baliegh Fallin (CF) from Glenpool, MacKenzie Holder (LF) from Tulsa and Aly Wyn (RF) from Tulsa forced runners to think twice about taking that extra base. Hannah Pryce from Glenpool did an outstanding job as well. “I enjoyed going to Dallas and playing different teams. I loved winning games and knowing that it was bringing us one game closer to the finals! The final game was a rush and one of the best feelings I have ever had,” said Holder.

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or the Nathan Hale High School varsity dance squad, “make it work” isn’t just a catchphrase from a Thursday night reality show. It’s what they’ve been doing since the first day of practice – and what they intend to do all the way to Nationals. The team decided last year to step into a new role of Tulsa’s only Hip-Hop exclusive school sponsored dance program, beginning with only eight members. This year they have a team of 14 – eight girls and six boys and have a JV team of 10. They’re the first co-ed team in the state! The diverse squad represents a cross section of nationalities and none of the members have formal dance experience.

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What the troupe lacks in training, they make up with talent, commitment and sheer determination. Hours each week are dedicated to making the team a success –weekly practices, plus regular performances at games and competitions.

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“This team is eager to learn, to do whatever it takes to win,” says coach Sabrina Capper. “They work hard and take pride in their accomplishments, big or small. After working with some of the best teams in the state, I find I like coaching a team on the rise, such as Hale, because it means so much to these kids to really excel at something they have a passion for and to have a coach that cares as much as they do.”

And that passion is paying off. Last year, they won their first ever Oklahoma State Dance Team Directors Association (OSDTDA) State Championship and advanced for the first time to finals at the National Dance Team Championship in Orlando, Fla. This year, the team once again competed at Universal Dance Association (UDA) and won an invitation to compete at Nationals! Aside from the obvious challenge of

Aschley Williams, Courtney Brown, Antonio Porter, Roberto Garcia, Amber Baarnett, Bryson Clayton, coach Sabrina Capper, TJ Wynes , Anthony Sule, Tiquesha Galloway, Shanna Quigley, Destiny Landrum, Elisa McDougall, Pathar Taho, Frankie Yang — Photo By Michelle Langston-Little Atomic Birdie Photography

competition, the squad members also face serious hardships off the dance floor. Nathan Hale High isn’t in the position to offer financial assistance to the group, so the dancers will be personally responsible for raising the thousands of dollars it takes to get to Nationals. Fundraising efforts will include sales of candy, wrapping paper and raffle tickets, working odd jobs and soliciting donations. This is in addition to commitments at school, at home, and for most, at work. A condition of team eligibility is an above-average GPA – a win-win, as it teaches responsibility and serves as a good incentive for the students to keep their grades up. This sense of accountability spills over into personal lives as well. “There have been many times when the team discuss that they are proud of themselves for walking away from fights or compromising parties because they want to maintain the integrity of the team’s reputation,” says Capper. “The team holds each other responsible for their behavior.” The team’s leaders work very hard

to help the students keep a sense of balance. In addition to coach Capper, school sponsor Lynda Holt manages all of the paperwork, funds, scheduling and logistics, as well as serving as the honorary team ‘mom’ – giving rides, helping with fundraising, playing mediator and providing a constant source of support. Cristhian Guzman is responsible for the squad’s unique and outstanding choreography. Capper credits Guzman’s attention to the team’s strengths and unique choreography as a key component to the team’s successes. Next is this year’s OSDTDA State Championships then the final success will be showcasing the squad’s efforts on the national stage where they hope to exceed last year’s amazing success. Fundraising efforts have been in full swing to raise the required funds to make the deposit deadlines, but there is still a long way to go to cover the complete cost. The team is determined to make it to the UDA National Dance Team Championship Feb. 5th and 6th at Disney World in Orlando, Fla. Whatever it takes – they’ll make it work.


Win-Win Week for Oklahoma Students Care

Sandites, 1-0 to win the gold bracket. Bartlesville placed

The week of September 13-17th marks the week

Harwood and Daggett Win Lincoln Christian Invitational

Oklahoma High Schools can turn their sporting events

pink and help raise funds to help cancer patients from

all over Oklahoma. You can sign your school up by going to okstudentscare.org. Each school participating will

VYPE to Host Saturday Morning High School Sports Show on AM1430 The Buzz

honors in the girls race. Danae McGee of Stroud placed

teamed up to offer the best high school sports show in the state on Saturday mornings from 9-11am. Austin

Chadwick, Brad Heath and Rod Coulter will be joined by Steve Braun as they

interview coaches, players and fans. Be sure to catch the show every Saturday

morning as VYPE recaps all the Friday night action.

The Jenks Lady Trojans led by

head coach Jeff Owens won the gold bracket at the Broken Arrow softball

tournament. The Lady Trojans opened the tournament in pool play with a win over defending Class 3A state

champions Caney Valley, 5-3, then

defeated Class 6A Bartlesville, 7-1.

On day two the Lady Trojans defeated Bristow, 7-3 and Westmoore, 7-5

before playing Sand Springs in the finals of the gold bracket. In a close

contest the Lady Trojans beat the Lady

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Ray Harwood from Cleveland and Sarah Daggett from

Harwood finished with a time of 10:45.9 and his closest

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third after defeating Putnam North, 9-4.

competitor was Erik Alnes from Union with a time of

11:05.8. Sarah Daggett posted a time of 5:38.2 to take top second with a time of 6:07.5.


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