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22 | Hillary Bach – Where Are They Now? Former Holland Hall standout Hillary Bach left Tulsa for the big-time stage of Arizona State softball. Bach made an immediate impact and hasn’t looked back. Lynn Jacobsen caught up with the pitcher in this month’s Where Are They Now.
26 | Grill Bixby girls basketball coach Melody Stewart and her Lady Spartans are off to a great start. VYPE’s own Tiffany Rogers sat down with coach Stewart to talk about the season, coaching two D1 players and her outlook on the future of the program.
36 | Bill Self Speaks
The Oklahoma native has the highest winning percentage of any of his Kansas predecessors. Self talks KU basketball family with VYPE.
The Gift That Keeps On Giving Despite the Mayan prediction of the coming apocalypse and potential end of the world, area football teams pressed on with their quest for the gold ball. Jenks and East Central fought their way through the bracket and found their way to the state
Jenks grabs their first gold ball and cover in four years as the Trojans knocked off the Norman North Timberwolves for the Class 6A title. East Central and first year head coach Bobby Klinck overcame some adversity to play for a championship, but came up just short against a hot Carl Albert Titan team. Who won Class 4A? What team surprised everyone in 2A? Find out as we break down all of the action in our Football Recap. December means more than cold weather and presents. It marks the first time in the school year we select our All-VYPE Teams for the fall sports. Cross-Country, Football, Softball and Volleyball return to the pages of VYPE as we bring you the players who stood out and made a difference for their teams. Lynn Jacobsen sat down with Arizona State pitcher and former Holland Hall great Hillary Bach to catch up with one of the top softball players the state of Oklahoma has produced. What’s next for the former Dutch star? Find out in this issue. Follow us on twitter @VYPEOK and friend us on facebook. Regardless of the Mayan calendar…VYPE Magazine is looking forward to 2013 with more exciting things on the horizon. We'll see you at the game!
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40 | Football Frenzy With all of the gold balls handed out and the banner ceremonies to come, VYPE breaks down the playoffs for each class with stats, quotes and great photos of all the action from the state finals.
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48 | All-VYPE-Eastern OK Football Who made this year’s All-VYPE teams for football, softball, volleyball and cross-country? Several household names make the list for football, but what surprises are in store for area players who stood out this season.
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Old Magazines I know you guys have been doing the magazine for a few years now, how do I get copies of older issues? I’m looking for some from the 2006 football season. Anything you can do to help is appreciated. Rick K. Broken Arrow, OK
Basketball Preview Thank you for putting out another great preview issue on basketball. The college coverage really adds to the magazine. I love the fact that you get so much information into your magazine and you always have the best photos. Thanks again and keep up the good work. Kyle N. Tulsa, OK 8
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Editor’s Note: Thanks for the email Rick. We have just a few back issues at the office. If you can get real specific as to what you’re looking for I can try and see what we have. Several of those back issues were in high demand and may be nearly impossible to find. Check with Gardners Used Books and Comics.
Story in VYPE How do I submit a story idea for your magazine? Our basketball team (Webster) continues to improve and we’re wanting to show them some support. Let me know what we need to do. Cedric J. Tulsa, OK
Editor’s Note: Thanks for the email Cedric. We’ve been following
the program and are aware of the early accomplishments this season. The basketball preview has a nice piece about both the boys and girls. Continue to update us and we’ll try to make it happen.
TTCU Athlete of the Month I nominated my daughter in October for the Athlete of the Month award and I was wondering if she was going to receive this honor? I can send you updated information if you need it. Thank you. Supportive mom from Bixby
Editor’s Note: Thanks for the email mom. As you can imagine we get a ton of nominations from email entries as well as entries from our media days. If she doesn’t make it in soon, please continue to email us her information.
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The second Heisman Trophy was awarded to Yaleâ€™s Larry Kelley. The All-American captain won it the same year the award officially changed its name to honor John Heisman. Kelley would go on to play in the AFL and later became a member of the College Football Hall of Fame.
The National Football League plays its 5,000th game in league history. The Cincinnati Bengals defeated the Kansas City Chiefs, 27-7. Attendance for the game was 38,488 at Arrowhead Stadium. Ken Anderson was the QB for the Bengals and Pete Johnson was the teams leading rusher.
Boston Celtic great Larry Bird was born on this day in 1956. Bird was born in West Baden, Indiana and would later play his high school basketball at French Lick, Indiana. The Hall of Fame forward finished his playing career with 21,791 points and 12 AllStar appearances.
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Alex Rodriguez signs the richest contract in sports history. His ten-year deal with Texas was worth $252 million and included several perks like his own luxury box, his pick of lockers in the locker room and a parking space.
The Miami Dolphins become the first team in NFL history to go 14-0 in the regular season. The record still stands and to this day members of the 1972 Miami Dolphins team celebrates when the last remaining undefeated team gets beat to insure their record still stands.
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Organizations at every level are continually seeking the prize…winning the game. And with the challenges of providing funding, high school sports teams, youth groups and at-risk schools no longer can take the risk or gamble to succeed for their basic needs. Now, thanks to the commitment of Richard Cranford and the team at QuarterShare, every organization can achieve their fundraising goals.
For almost a quarter century, Cranford successfully operated medical equipment companies working with doctors and hospitals. Simultaneously, he donated time and resources to support multiple charities in the Tulsa area. Ready for a new challenge, Cranford developed QuarterShare.
“I sought out a new challenge that would help others,” said Cranford. “And, QuarterShare was the perfect path to follow.”
Built on two fundamental core values… quality products and community responsibility, this gourmet snack stick company is as the name states, QuarterShare guarantees to donate one quarter of all the beef snack sticks sold back to local groups including afterschool programs and local charities. The United States is #2 in the world for meat eaters, thus making beef sticks a natural choice for fund raising products. “For any group to enjoy fundraising success requires a product that people want,” said 18
Cranford. “QuarterShare beef sticks are a healthy alternative to candy, cookies and popcorn commonly used in fundraisers and concession stands. They are high in protein, 0 Trans fat, no MSG and low in carbohydrates. And with no refrigeration needed, they have a 9 month shelf life.”
“A strong point of the success of QuarterShare beef sticks is their nutritional value,” Cranford confirmed. “We offer three delicious flavors, Original – Smokey Sweet – Jalapeno, made from lean cuts of Midwest tender meats.” “Our fundraising formula is unique,” states Cranford. “It’s straightforward and more profitable than other programs because of one simple fact. QuarterShare requires no upfront purchase to start the organization’s efforts.” “Along with guaranteed earnings on each four sticks sold, QuarterShare delivers a 5th stick free,” admits Cranford. “They can choose to sell it at 100% profit or donate it to a non-profit group in need of snacks or food. This commitment allows us to give back to the community.” “Our team participates with these groups teaching them how to be successful,” said Cranford. “We give them the product upfront and then work together with the kids to show them how to sell the product and earn money for their group. The process
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After an amazing college softball career at Arizona State that included a national championship, Tulsa native and Holland Hall graduate Hillary Bach is now living her dream professionally.
In four seasons at ASU, Bach compiled an 88-20 record, including a 22-1 record and a 1.51 earned run average in 2012 as a senior for the Sun Devils. Bach spent the summer playing professional softball for the Akron Racers and will join a team in Japan in March, 2013. Bach, who graduated in three years from ASU, started her MBA last year and is currently in her second year of the Arizona State MBA program in International Leadership. In addition, she is an assistant coach at Scottsdale (Ariz.) Community
College. One of the highlights of Bach’s college softball career was winning a national championship her junior year. There were other highlights. Read on to find out other highlights Bach cherishes most from her junior year of college.
VYPE: How do you like coaching? Bach: It’s interesting. I’ve learned a lot. It’s fun to be on the opposite side.
VYPE: Did you enjoy your first professional softball season with Akron? Bach: It is the best competition in the world. I was playing with some of the girls I have looked up to since I was 10 years old. It was a challenge because every hitter you face was the very best on
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their college teams. So just as the game improved from high school to college, I saw bigger strides from college to professional softball.
VYPE: Is professional softball as much fun as you had playing college softball? Bach: Oh, so much fun. The thing I love most about playing the game is the competition and the strategy. It has helped me become a better student of the game. You have the opportunity to learn and network and you still have the (camaraderie) of teammates.
VYPE: How long is the season? Bach: The NPF (National Pro Fastpitch) begins the first week of June and lasts until the final week of August. The rules are basically the same. They take great care of us. I couldn’t ask for a better summer job, getting to do what I love, study the game and
VYPE: Did you think there would be an opportunity to earn a living playing professional softball? Bach: We’re at a new level with women’s sports. It’s so exciting celebrating the 40th anniversary of Title IX. In visiting with women I have spoken with in celebrations this year they have told me how far women’s sports have come in a short time. As far as making a career in playing professional softball, I’m not sure we are there yet. We’re still trying to push that envelope and expand the league. We want to play with the boys. VYPE: You have signed a professional contract to play overseas, correct? Bach: Yes. I signed with a team in Japan. I leave for Japan in March then return home in June to play in the U.S. I will return to Japan to play through November. It’s a once in a lifetime
opportunity to see the world and again, I’m doing what I love.
VYPE: Are you living your dream? Bach: I am. I really am. My dad always said find what you love to do and find a way to get paid for doing it. I got my education at Arizona State and now I am getting paid to do what I love, play softball. I remember when I was 15 saying I wanted to play softball in Japan. Now I actually have the opportunity. VYPE: Why Japan? Bach: It’s the best softball. Here we have four professional teams. In Japan, there are 12 teams.
VYPE: Is there something you are looking forward to most when you get to Japan. Bach: I don’t know. I really haven’t thought about it. I don’t know what to expect because it’s so early in my decision. But I look forward to studying the culture, expanding my knowledge of the world and getting to know a new team of girls who love the same game. VYPE: How do international rules differ from ASA rules? Bach: The biggest difference is the equipment. They have different regulations on bats. Other than that, they have some silly rules, but nothing crazy. Stuff like they were shorts instead of pants. Nothing too crazy. VYPE: Growing up, who was your mentor in softball and life? Bach: On the field, it was so amazing growing up so close to ASA Hall of Fame. I was constantly in Oklahoma City watching games, watching different athletes compete. I always looked up to Michelle Smith (former Oklahoma State star). I loved her presence on the mound and the way she interacted with the athletes before and after the game. I model a lot of my passion off her. As a personal mentor, my
father (Dave) was my coach since I was 7 years old until I was 14. He became my high school coach.
VYPE: How often did you and your dad talk softball? Bach: I remember one time riding in the car I said, ‘Dad you always yell at me way more than you yell at the other girls.’ He said that was because I have to do it twice – once as your coach and once as your dad. But overall, he is the sweetest guy and an amazing human being. I’m so blessed that I played for him, he instilled in me a love for the game. I grew up watching a lot of girls get burned out. I genuinely enjoy the game. I play because I love it which makes it easier when it comes time to work hard because I love what I do.
VYPE: What are some lessons you learned from your mom? Bach: My mom was extremely outgoing. She always told me that no one could ever tell me I couldn’t do something. She taught me nothing stands in the way of getting something done, whether it was a project for school or any other obstacle I may face. VYPE: What’s your favorite childhood memory? Bach: When I was really little, I was really, really sick. My dad took me to the store and got me some Benadril to make me feel better. I was falling asleep in the middle of the game. In high school my favorite memory was getting to play (softball) with my little sister, Lindsey. In college, my favorite memory would be the UofA game (Arizona). We were losing 9-1 in the second inning at their house. I got in the game to pitch. We hold them, score three runs, we hold them again, we score two and going into the seventh inning we trailed 9-7 and we win the game, 13-11. That’s also the year we went on to win a national championship. Being part of a national championship team is so rare, so special and I was so blessed to be a part of
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that team. I came home for a week because of my mother’s passing. As an athlete, it meant a lot to me to be able to press on and play for the memory of my mother. She wouldn’t have wanted me to quit. VYPE: You have been an inspiration to girls who dream of playing college softball, including Ponca City’s Rebekah Clinton, who spoke about you playing for ASU. Put into words what that means to you. Bach: That’s so sweet. That’s so humbling, so sweet.
That’s the least I could for the community. I’m honored that people feel that way. I am so grateful for everyone in Tulsa who supported me. I couldn’t have done it without the competition I faced each week. Again, it goes back to what my mom told me – that I could do anything I wanted including going to Arizona State. That’s my advice, if you want it, do it. You will have to work hard. Pitching in the Pac 10 (now Pac12) was extremely difficult. But if you have a dream, figure a way to get it done.
Melody Stewart has the Lady Spartans in the hunt in 2013
Stewart: Since their eight grade year, my first year here at Bixby
VYPE: What position do they each play? Stewart: Christina who is number 23, plays point guard and Stevi, number 21, plays forward position.
VYPE: How much do you believe they have progressed as players in their years at Bixby High? Stewart: Oh, a tremendous amount. In the last year especially they have developed more, even mentally. Their physical game has developed over the past 3-4 years, but they made the decision to commit outside of the basketball season because we always say that good teams are made from October to March, but good players are made from March to October. VYPE: Is this the best team you have had at Bixby, with both Devers and Parker? Stewart: Well I can only speak for the years that I have been here. Bixby has had some really good basketball in the past. But since my first year here, yeah, this has been the most competitive we have been.
Christina Devers and Stevi Parker of Bixby High School have both proven that “good teams are made from October to March, but good players are made from March to October.” In a recent interview with head coach of the Lady Spartans Melody Stewart, Vype takes a look at both of these girls’ accomplishments and their recent signing with division one universities. VYPE: How long have you known Christina and Stevi?
VYPE: How does it feel as their coach that they have both signed with Division 1 universities? Stewart: I feel very blessed. I feel like the Lord has really blessed me to put me in this place and get to know these kids and see them grow, not just as players, but also as people. They are committed to what we are doing, and doing a much better job of executing and translating that to the court.
VYPE: So exactly how much of a loss is it to the Lady Spartans for the next year? Stewart: We certainly are preparing and trying to get some of the younger players prepared. I do feel like it’s going to be very difficult to replace what they give us on the floor. But it is also difficult to replace them
Beggs High School How long have you been involved in FCA? Two Years.
Who influenced you to join? My friends and teammates encouraged me to join FCA and they are also the reason I have continued to participate in FCA.
How has FCA made an impact in your life on the field and off the field? Each day no matter what, where or why I try to exemplify integrity, serving, excellence and teamwork. Whether I am on the court or off I strive for excellence in everything that I do. I believe that you are what you act or say so being honest is very important to me. When I have a positive attitude others notice and are influenced so I know that being a team player for my teammates, coaches, school, fans and myself is very important. I want to me a good role model to my peers as well as to those younger kids who may want to play basketball. How has your beliefs helped you as an athlete? I have to reference James 2:26 here – “As the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without deeds is dead.” Just believing is not enough, one must always strive to make good choices that align with God’s word and actively participate in deeds that glorify God. At times making the right choice is tough just like playing basketball. As much as I LOVE basketball it is hard work and it takes a lot of practice to improve my skills. Without my belief that hard work pays off and without the blessing of my Savior and Lord, Jesus Christ, I definitely would not be the person or basketball player that I am.
What is your favorite bible verse and why? “But those who trust in the Lord for help will find their strength renewed. They will rise on wings like eagles; they will run and not get weary; they will walk and not grow weak.” -Isaiah 40:31
I cannot play basketball nor walk through life alone. This verse helps me stay grounded and it reminds me that if I trust and believe then good things will happen
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DECEMBER 2012 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.Oklahoma@ 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.
Trey’Vonne Barre Jenks Football
Christina Devers Bixby Basketball
Trey’Vonne Barre helped lead the Jenks Trojans to a Class 6A state title in football giving Jenks its 13th championship. The senior rushed for 290 yards on 22 carries and scored three touchdowns. Barre also helped on kickoff return and on defense at corner. Barre broke several records this season including becoming the all-time leading rusher at Jenks.
The senior guard had the best game of her life scoring 32 points against rival Jenks in a comeback win to start the season. Devers is a senior at Bixby High School and was recently named to the VYPE Top 100 for basketball. She has signed her letter of intent to play college basketball at Central Arkansas.
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proud. Stevi has an older brother playing at Stephen F. Austin as well. Its pretty fantastic, and they both have such a great support system.
as leaders, since they are both captains.
VYPE: Who are some of the players currently on the bench that you’re relying on for next year? Stewart: I’ll be honest with you, I’d hesitate to make that statement right now just simply because we have so many young kids, like five or six core kids that we feel are going to stick with basketball and continue something that has been started by this group. I feel like this group really took the bull by the horns and became passionate about basketball, I just hope that they will all stick together and that it will continue on with the younger kids. VYPE: I saw the video of the girls’ signing-Devers to the University of Central Arkansas and Parker to University of Tulsa. It seems to me that you are extremely proud of their accomplishments. Why is this such a momentous occasion for you as a coach and for Bixby? Stewart: Well I’ll tell you, I think it's pretty rare to have two division one signees that are females. You see that a lot in football and boys basketball but it certainly becomes pretty rare to have this happen on the girl’s basketball team. For me I can’t use any other word than a blessing; God has placed me in just the right position to be able to see these girls more than just the players they are, but the wonderful people they are. VYPE: You seem to be close to these girls’ families as well. Could you comment on how each of their families feels about the girls going off to college next year and playing basketball? Stewart: They are extremely proud. Both of them come from families that have siblings that have played college sports. Christina’s older sister plays basketball at Pitt State, and that has been a huge motivation for Christina and makes her parents very
VYPE: How is the rest of this season looking for the Lady Spartans? Stewart: We have started out 4-0 so we feel very confident. We have gotten better every single game at executing. As a coach you watch kids with that much ability and see how it would be easy to force things and make certain things happen but they’ve taken on a much greater purpose, they are a very focused team rather than a bunch of focused individuals which is consequently making the team better. They have selflessly given up their own ability to score for the greater good of the team and that’s what is going to continue to make us successful and win games as a team. VYPE: Is there anything else you would like to add about your team? Stewart: I would like to emphasize that this group of kids, these five seniors, have been playing together for a long time. They have a commitment to one another and to the basketball program. We have another girl that is a division one signee for softball but she also starts on the basketball team, so we have three division one players on our team and all five of them have committed themselves to making this team better. They put in the time and effort in the summer; the extra hours… they truly are a different breed of kids. It is a rare instance to have seniors that are sold out to what they are doing and I am convinced they will see the fruits of their labor. DECEMBER 2012
The top 100 high school basketball players in the state will compete for the first time for the title of Mr. and Miss Basketball Oklahoma. Here are the top 100 players as they introduce themselves and represent their schools. Don't forget to follow them @VYPEOK on twitter and keep up with their season at #VYPETop100. 30
VYPE Top 100 MR. and Miss Basketball Eastern Oklahoma Zach Norris Coweta Tigers Sr. 6-4 Point Guard @znorris32 Quote: “Very excited about this year. We are very experienced and have great leadership. Ready to do big things!” College: Zach has signed with Oklahoma Christian. Did you know: Zach is a member of the National Honor Society, FCA, and Athletes in Action.
Jordan Huffman Broken Arrow Tigers Sr. 6-3 PG/SG @jhuff_23 Quote: “The winter will ask you what were you doing all summer.” College: Jordan is being recruited by Emporia State. Did you know: His friends and teammates call him “J Huff” and his favorite place to eat is Genghis Grill. Travis Hytche Rogers Ropers So. 5-10 PG/SG @TH3_Era Quote: “I think our season will be very good. I believe that we can make it to state.” College: Travis said he does plan on attending college in a few years, and is looking forward to impressing recruiters. Did you know: Travis is part of the Lawyer Program at Rogers and his favorite player is Kevin Durant. Jessica Washington Jenks Trojans Sr. 5-7 Point Guard @JessicaWash3 Quote: “Looking forward to a great season with my teammates and a new head coach.” College: Jessica signed with the University of North Carolina. Did you know: Jessica’s greatest sports moment was hitting a buzzer beater against Sand Springs in triple overtime. She’s also a member of FCA and said her mom is her biggest supporter.
Demari Edwards Memorial Chargers Jr. 5-10 Point Guard Quote: “We win as a team, we play as a team. Defense wins games. Count on me.” College: Demari plans on attending college and hopefully playing basketball. Did you know: Demari is a Miami Heat fan and says he loves to play Edison, his teams biggest rival.
Dedric Cherry Rogers Ropers So. 5-11 Shooting Guard Quote: “I think we will be a better team than last year!” College: Dedric does plan on attending college after graduation, possibly Tulsa. Did you know: Dedric is a L.A. Lakers fan and loves to eat at Big Daddy’s BBQ. His favorite gym is his home gym at Rogers.
Saxon Bryant Cascia Hall Commandos Sr. 6-3 SG/SF @SBryant4 Quote: “We are young and have some questions to answer, but we fully expect to play physical Cascia Hall basketball and be very successful.” College: Saxon is being recruited by Marquette, Creighton, SMU, Yale, Missouri State and Oklahoma. Did you know: His friends call him “Sax.” He can play three instruments; the bass, piano and guitar.
Thomas Bacon Kiefer Trojans Sr. 6-0 Shooting Guard @Tbacon44 Quote: “We will be better than last year and we have some good freshmen coming up.” College: Thomas has signed to play for Tabor College. Did you know: Thomas takes honors English and Math at Kiefer and is a member of the FCA. His favorite place to eat is Red Lobster.
Juwan Parker Booker T. Washington Hornets Sr. 6-4 Guard/Forward @Wans_World25 Quote: “We’re working hard to try to win the gold ball in 6A. It’s my last year in the state so I want to leave on top.” College: Juwan has signed with the University of Georgia. Did you know: Juwan carries a 4.2 GPA, belongs to the French Club and is a member of the National Honor Society.
Zac Rogers Holland Hall Dutch Sr. 6-7 Forward/Post Quote: “I’m looking forward to my senior year. It’s been great to see the improvements we have made as a team and I’m excited to continue to lead my team throughout the season.” College: Zac is getting interest from Dartmouth, Brown, Lehigh, Bucknell, and more. Did you know: Zac loves his music. His favorite music includes A$Ap Rocky, Dom Kennedy and Mumford & Sons.
Allonzo Trier NOAH Jaguars So. 6-4 Point Guard/ Shooting Guard @ATrier_14Roc Quote: “We’re working hard and expect to have a great season.” College: Allonzo has been on the radar of college coaches for a few years. Look for him to play at the next level one day. Did you know: You can find videos of Allonzo as a kid on YouTube making some incredible plays.
I'Mani Davis Union Redskins Sr. 5-11 Forward
VYPE Top 100 MR. and Miss Basketball Eastern Oklahoma Hannah Robinson Kellyville Ponies Sr. 6-4 Center Quote: “Our team has the potential to go far this year. It won’t be easy, but if we keep our heads in the game I know we can do it!” College: Hannah has several schools vying for her services at the next level. Did you know: Hannah is active in her church youth group and loves to sing. Christina Devers Bixby Spartans Sr. 5-9 Point Guard @DeversChristina Quote: “Ask me to lead, blockout, dominate…but it’s not what you ask of me it’s what I ask of myself.” (Lebron James) College: Christina has signed with UCA. Did you know: Christina’s favorite player is Lebron James and she says her mom is a great cook. Jaime Rahilly Cascia Hall Commandos Sr. 6-1 Forward @jaimekinz14 Quote: “This season we are ready to come back and fight. We want that gold ball more than ever before.” College: Jaime is going to play volleyball for the University of Tulsa. Did you know: Jaime was part of the back-toback state title teams in volleyball. She also like to watch OKC Thunder basketball and is a member of the National Honor Society.
Cheyenne Been Dewar Dragons Sr. 5-5 Guard Quote: “We’ve been through a lot together as a team. We are family! This year we plan on working hard. Our goal is the state tournament.” College: Cheyenne has signed to play basketball and softball at Mid American Christian University. Did you know: Cheyenne teaches Sunday school at her church to 4-6 graders and her favorite subject in school is history.
Shelbie Kirby Collinsville Cardinals Sr. 5-5 Point Guard @Skirby5 Quote: “We expect a state appearance. We are stronger than we have ever been. We are under great leadership with five seniors and talented underclassmen and a great coaching staff.” College: Shelbie plans on attending college, but isn’t sure if she’ll play basketball. Did you know: Shelbie loves the rodeo, playing guitar and riding horses with her twin sister.
Correy Moyer Verdigris Cardinals Sr. 6-0 Forward @C_moyer01 Quote: “We should be tough contenders for the state title this year. Our team is smart on the court and have the desire to win.” College: Correy has signed with Texas State to play basketball. Did you know: Correy is very involved with her youth group at church and loves working basketball camps and giving lessons.
Stevi Parker Bixby Spartans Sr. 6-0 Shooting Guard @SKP_21 Quote: “I’m not telling you it’s going to be easy, I’m telling you it’s going to be worth it.” College: Stevi has signed letter of intent University of Tulsa. Did you know: Stevi likes R&B music, the Cheesecake Factory and says Kevin Durant is her favorite player in the NBA.
Casey Miller Beggs Demons Sr. 5-8 Guard @CaseyMillertime Quote – “I can’t wait for this season to start and for the team to gel together and hopefully make it to state.” College – Casey has Dartmouth, Connors, Brown Mackie, Tabor and South Western knocking at her door. Did you know – Casey is a member of the FCA, National Honor Society and STUCO.
Liesl Spoerl Cascia Hall Commandos Sr. 6-0 Center/Forward @l_Spoerl Quote: “Our team isn’t young and inexperienced anymore. We are stronger not only in talent, but as a family. We work well together.” College: Liesl has signed with the University of Tulsa. Did you know: Liesl is an
outstanding volleyball player and was a part of back-to-back state championship teams with Cascia Hall.
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Self at Home Among KU Legends
By Lynn Jacobsen
As he stepped onto the court at Allen Fieldhouse for the first time as head coach prior to the 2003-04 season, Bill Self took a brief moment to soak it all in.
coaches you have to include the coaches who played here and went on to coach. Guys like Ralph Miller, John McClendon, Dean Smith and Adolph Rupp.
• Dr. James Naismith (1898-1907): the founder of basketball. • Dr. F.C. “Phog” Allen (1908-09, 1918-56): whose name bears the name of the facility and who is the winningest coach in program history (519-219). • Ted Owens (1965-83): 3rd winningest coach in program history (348182). • Larry Brown (1984-88): who guided the Jayhawks to the 1988 national championship. • Roy Williams (19892003): the 2nd winningest coach in program history (418-101).
“But I don’t know where I fit. I haven’t really thought about it that much. I would think if you’ve won a national championship, you probably would think that maybe you would be fairly well thought of, but most every coach that has coached here has had success. Ted Owens went to two Final Four’s, Dick Harp went to the national championship game. Roy has been to the national championship game, Larry won it. Everybody’s been successful that has coached here.”
Right there were the ghosts of Kansas’ past – including revered men like:
Impressive for a program that has only had eight head coaches. So where exactly does Self fit in the mix? “Oh, I don’t know if I see myself in that group,” Self said. “When you talk about 36
“If you really think about coaches that came from KU and include those, there would be no other program in America that would compare with that.
Interestingly though, it is Self who boasts the best winning percentage of any of his predecessors. He began his 10th season as head coach this season with a 269-53 record, a .835 winning percentage, 30 points higher than any previous Jayhawk coach.
Ironically, Self did not start off on this path. In fact, he had no desire to be a coach until a knee injury prior to his senior season at Oklahoma State. The injury occurred while Self was working Larry Brown’s Kansas camp.
A year later, Self joined Brown’s staff as a graduate assistant. From there, Self returned to Oklahoma State as an assistant for Leonard Hamilton and eventually Eddie Sutton. That led to his first head coaching job at Oral Roberts in 1993. One of the other four finalists for the ORU job included Barry Hinson, who would join Self ’s staff at ORU in 1993 and again at Kansas in 2009.
“I interviewed for the head coaching job at Oral Roberts,” Hinson recalled. “I wasn’t ready for that job. When I went into the interview I talked about Bill Self. I knew I wasn’t going to get the job. It was my interview, but I was talking about Bill Self.” That first year was anything
but memorable in the win column. ORU won six games, one more than the previous year, but ended the season with 15 consecutive losses. “Because of our level of coaching experience at that time, we woke up every day thinking we were going to turn it around,” Hinson said. “Believe it or not, we thought we were going to win each and every game.” The victories started to come – slowly at first but by their third season, ORU won 18 games and in Self ’s final year (1996-97), ORU won 21 games and went to the National Invitation Tournament. (After his first two years at ORU, Self has never had a losing season since.) Following the NIT season, Self was at Tulsa, where he guided the Golden Hurricane to a 7427 record in three seasons with two NCAA Tournament appearances. The team’s 32 victories in 2008 remain the most of any TU team, catapulting Self to national prominence as a head coach
with the Elite Eight appearance. “The interest level at ORU and Tulsa was unbelievably high for those programs,” Self said. “The kids were kids you could be as tough on as you wanted. They just wanted to please. We had such a great time building it and creating interest.” Self soon discovered that leaving a program was a chore. “They’ve all been hard,” he said. “Leaving Oral Roberts was hard because I felt like I let everybody down that supported me. And to go across town was kind of a slap in the face. Even though I knew it was the right thing, it was still hard to do.
“Leaving Tulsa was really hard to go to Illinois. I had convinced those players I would rather coach them than anybody else in the world. So why leave?
We (left) because we felt it was best for our family at the time. Some players understood that, some players didn’t. If you leave a job in good standing, it makes it hard to leave but it also makes it easier to leave because you know the kids will be fine.” In three seasons at Illinois (2000-03), Self compiled a 7824 record and a .764 winning percentage and three NCAA Tournaments. When he left for Kansas, Self left behind a Fighting Illini squad that would reach the Sweet 16 the next year. Some of the programs Self has inherited were quite healthy while others required extra effort.
“Tulsa was healthy when we went there,” he said. “ORU was just getting started. It was a
great springboard for me. We weren’t even in a league when I started there. Illinois was a healthy program too. We just had the chance to take the ball and run with it.
“It’s tough to leave places, but I really do think if you care about the place that you are really happy with their success after you left. No matter what job any of us has in life, it should be a better job after you’ve touched it. And we were pretty fortunate with that.” Hired in the spring of 2003 at Kansas, Self has quietly put his stamp on an already exclusive program. In the last six years, Kansas is the winningest program in Division I history at 197-29, an .871 winning percentage.
In nine seasons as the KU head coach, Self has guided the Jayhawks to a schoolrecord eight consecutive Big 12 regular season titles, five Big 12 Tournament championships, five Elite Eight appearances, two appearances in the national championship game and of course, the 2008 NCAA National Championship.
There were a few bumps in the road along the way. The 2004-05 KU season ended with a firstround NCAA Tournament loss to Bucknell. KU player J.R. Giddens was stabbed in an altercation that spring. “It was (the lowest point of my career),” Self said. “Still yet, a team that lost in the
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2012 Football Playoffs Championship month was filled with great plays, memorable moments and surprising results. Here’s a quick look back at the teams, players and coaches that made this a season we’ll never forget. pinnacle. Barr’e had touchdown runs of 35, 53 and 52 yards. With his superb individual effort, Barr’e eclipsed the 2,000-yard rushing mark for the second consecutive year.
Class 6A Jenks tailback Trey’Vonne Barr’e put a signature stamp on the Trojans’ 13th state championship rushing for 290 yards and three touchdowns to signal the team’s return to the 6A 40
The 12-2 Trojans, though, were hardly a one-man show. Trey Michalczewski caught a 66-yard touchdown pass and finished with five catches for 166 yards. The senior, who will sign with the Sooners in February, also executed a perfect fake punt, picking up 15 yards for a first down that set up Jenks’ final score, an 11-yard touchdown pass to fellow OU commit Jordan Smallwood, who finished with four catches for 50 yards and a pair of TDs. In his final game, senior quarterback Kyle Alexander was 13-of-22 passing for 198 yards and three touchdowns. Junior
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CLASS 6A CHAMPION: Jenks FINAL
At Boone Pickens Stadium, Stillwater Jenks 55, Norman North 20
Norman North 49, Owasso 42 Jenks 41, Union 10
Owasso 35, Norman 15 Norman North 24, Broken Arrow 16 Jenks 34, Edmond North 12 Union 52, Edmond Santa Fe 19
TOP PERFORMERS PASSING
Peyton Gavras, Norman North - 3544 yards, 40 TD's Justice Hansen, Edmond Santa Fe - 3079 yards, 36 TD's Frankie Edwards, Mustang - 2603 yard, 25 TD's
Trey'vonne Barre, Jenks - 2229 yards, 30 TD's Warran Wand, Edmond Memorial - 1812 yards, 15 TD's Scottie Prealow, Owasso - 1762 yards, 20 TD's
Trey'vonne Barre' Jenks
Jordan Smallwood Jenks
Brett Tye returned a kickoff 97 yards for a touchdown and senior tailback/ defensive back Braden Calip started the scoring with a 5-yard TD run. Jenks outscored opponents 189-56 in four playoff games. The title was the 13th for the Trojans and 10th since Allan Trimble took over as head coach in 1996.
Class 5A Carl Albert proved it isn’t how you start but how you finish that matters. The Titans began the season 1-5 but finished with eight straight victories, defeating East Central 24-8 for the school’s 11th state championship and ninth under head coach Gary Rose.
Tre'von Cherry East Central
During that rough start, Rose tweaked the defense, tabbing quarterback Steven Thompson for double duty in the secondary alongside sophomore Dillon Lohr. “That really shored up our defense,” Rose
Jaxon Uhles, Norman North - 163 Ty McKenzie, Owasso - 142 Josh Morgan, Westmoore - 141 Blake Dean, Norman - 129
Alvin Bazley, Edmond Santa Fe - 13 Evan Coles, Norman North - 12 Jordan Brailford, Booker T. Washington - 11 Trevon Biglow, Putnam City - 10
Nick Hamilton, Ponca City - 8 Eric Davis, Edmond Santa Fe - 7 Nick Ward Southmoore - 6 Tre Betts, Sand Springs - 6
CLASS 5A CHAMPION: Carl Albert FINAL
The Titans sacked East Central quarterback Tre’von Cherry eight times and never allowed the sophomore to get into a rhythm and find playmakers Stanvon Taylor or Trey Youngblood.
Trevin Smith, Edmond Santa Fe - 1333 yards, 15 TD's Codey Sanchez, Yukon - 1160 yards, 13 TD's Jake Higginbotham, Norman North - 1066 yards, 10 TD's Brandon Prather, Stillwater - 1015 yards, 9 TD's
At Boone Pickens Stadium, Stillwater Carl Albert 24, East Central 8
said. “Until then, we had been giving up too many deep throws.”
Rose said it was tough to compare the various state championship teams but added, “This was by far the biggest turnaround we have ever had. What I
Carl Albert 56, OKC McGuinness 33 East Central 26, McAlester 14
Deontre Youngblood East Central
Carl Albert 41, Claremore 16 OKC McGuinness 28, Kelley 24 McAlester 35, Ed. Deer Creek 27 East Central 20, Guthrie 13 JANUARY 2012
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yards and a pair of TDs on 20 carries.
Anadarko led 14-0 at the half on touchdown runs by junior tailback R.J. Sink. The Warriors (13-1) were playing in the title game for the second consecutive year. They won the championship in 2011. Clinton defeated McLoud (41-21), Cascia Hall (20-10) and Ada (40-22) to reach the championship game.
Class 3A Coming off a 5-5 season a year ago, Blanchard marched to its second-ever state championship in its second trip to the finals, beating Kingfisher 28-21. This was the Lions’ first title since 1979. The Lions finished in a three-way tie for District 3A-1 honors. The team’s lone loss came against Tuttle in the regular season.
Garrison Mendoza Clinton
like most about this team is their character.”
Class 4A Like Jenks, Clinton (12-2) won its first state title since 2007 with a 21-14 victory over Anadarko. The Red Tornadoes’ title victory avenged a regular season loss to Anadarko, 28-21. The rematch featured the top two teams in District 4A-1. Marquiz Simpkins’ 27-yard touchdown run late in the fourth quarter sealed the victory. The sophomore tailback rushed for 119
Blanchard opened the post-season with a 41-33 victory over Cushing. Next came a 60-7 romp over Madill followed by a 42-0 shutout of Hilldale. The Lions edged District 3A-1 foe Jones to advance to the title game.
Class 2A Held scoreless in the first quarter, Oklahoma Christian exploded for 44 points over the final three quarters to edge heavily-favored Davis, 44-40, and capture the school’s first football championship. The Saints did it without starting tailback Luke Frankfurt, who suffered a shoulder injury and was taken to a local hospital as precaution. Cameron James came on to replace Frankfurt, rushing for 77 yards in a quarter and a half. Will McKinnis’ five-yard touchdown pass from Austin Brooks in the final minutes of the fourth quarter was the game-winner
CLASS 5A (Cont'd) TOP PERFORMERS PASSING
Joel Blumenthal, Deer Creek - 2456 yards, 32 TD's Jacob Lewis, Bishop McGuinness - 2437 yards, 28 TD's Tre'von Cherry, Tulsa East Central - 2270 yards, 25 TD's
Steve Thompson, Carl Albert - 1926 yards, 36 TD's Jimmy Wood, Noble - 1778 yards, 24 TD's Caden Pratt, McAlester - 1735 yards, 17 TD's
Laverne Captains for OCS.
Cody Chancellor, Bishop McGuinness - 1397 yards, 21 TD's Stanvon Taylor, Tulsa East Central - 1107 yards, 15 TD's Jared Rayburn, Deer Creek - 892 yards, 10 TD's
“We prepared our kids all week that Davis was so tough they would keep coming back,” Turner said. “If all you are going to do is trade touchdowns, you better be ahead at the end.”
Ringling (13-1) earned its fourth state title and first since 2003 with a 39-12 win over Wynnewood. Taner Richardson capped off a great individual season with a pair of touchdown passes, a rushing TD and two interceptions for the Blue Devils. The District A-4 champs scored 35 or more points in all five playoff games, including 60 against Hollis and 67 against Minco.
Class B The Class B championship game came down to a pair of District B-1 rivals as Laverne captured its first state title with a 50-19 victory over Pond-Creek Hunter. This was Laverne’s second win over Pond Creek in a month, after beating the Panthers 36-18 in the regular season finale. Led by Tucker Rolf’s two touchdowns in a three-minute span, the Tigers were able to put some distance between them and the Panther in the third quarter. Laverne rushed for 479 yards, including 157 from Rolf. In pregame festivities, Laverne was named the Class B academic champions.
Class C Tipton scored three second-half touchdowns to rally for a 30-17 victory over Forgan to complete the perfect season – 14-0. Josh Torres rushed for 120 yards and a pair of touchdowns as the Tigers captured their third state championship overall and first since 1997. After grabbing a 12-6 early lead, Forgan (12-1) struggled offensively and was held to minus-two yards of offense in the third quarter.
Landry Chappell - Guthrie - 164 Jordan Cunningham - Claremore - 136 Kooper Ruminer - Deer Creek - 125 Landry Chappell - Guthrie - 12 Vincent Norris - Guthrie - 11 Chantz Woodberry - Carl Albert - 10
Landry Chappell - Guthrie - 12 Vincent Norris - Guthrie - 11 Chantz Woodberry - Carl Albert - 10
CLASS 4A CHAMPION: Clinton
FINAL At Boone Pickens Stadium, Stillwater Clinton 21, Anadarko 14 SEMIFINALS Anadarko 24, Wagoner 14 Clinton 40, Ada 22 QUARTERFINALS Anadarko 46, Fort Gibson 20 Wagoner 33, Weatherford 10 Ada 41, Cleveland 7 Clinton 20, Cascia Hall 10 TOP PERFORMERS PASSING
Wyatt Robson, Ada - 2605 yards, 34 TD's Demetri Walker, McLain - 2427 yards, 28 TD's Chas Stallard, Cleveland - 2079 yards, 23 TD's
Lawrence Evitt, Wagoner - 2980 yards, 35 TD's Jake Gandara, Fort Gibson - 2234 yards, 30 TD's Marquiz Simpkins, Clinton - 2009 yards, 29 TD's
Easton Pingleton, Ada - 1430 yards, 20 TD's Devon Mitchell, Clinton - 937 yards, 6 TD's Derek Reeves, Cleveland - 917 yards, 15 TD's
Joe Leon, Weatherford - 182 Josh Ratliff, Cleveland - 159 Kole Koenig, Oologah - 158
Deondre Clark, Douglass - 22 Johnny Jones, Douglass - 15 TJ Ponds - Wagoner - 10
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Mykel Shaw, Anadarko - 9 Anthony Williams, Douglass - 8 Devon Mitchell, Clinton - 7 DECEMBER 2012
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CLASS 3A CHAMPION: Blanchard
FINAL At Boone Pickens Stadium, Stillwater Blanchard 28, Kingfisher 21 SEMIFINALS Blanchard 35, Jones 7 Kingfisher 31, Seminole 26 QUARTERFINALS Jones 10, Cl. Sequoyah 3 Blanchard 42, Hilldale 0 Seminole 34, Metro Christian 28 Kingfisher 41, Stigler 12 TOP PERFORMERS PASSING
David Cornwell, Jones - 2742 yards, 27 TD's Matt Woolslayer, Metro Christian - 2697 yards, 26 TD's Keats Calhoon, Victory Christian - 2512 yards, 17 TD's Brock Lamle, Blanchard - 2495 yards, 30 TDs
Tanner Smith, Verdigris - 2282 yards, 31 TD's Trenton Newson, Seminole - 2011 yards, 32 TD's Landon Nault, Kingfisher - 1924 yards, 30 TD's
Randal Case, Jones - 1170 yards, 14 TD's Danny Burke, Metro Christian - 1133 yards, 12 TD's Josh Crockett, Bristow - 1067 yards, 12 TD's
Logan Young, Lincoln Christian - 187 Ryan Echelle, Stigler - 181 Taylor Bilyeu, Jones - 173
Oklahoma Christian 22, Stroud 16 Frederick 42, Commerce 0
31 TD's Bryson Beattie, Texhoma - 2197 yards, 33 TD's
Blake Hashagen, Paoli - 13 Josh Kaulaity, Cyril - 10 Trenton Harmon, Garber - 10
TOP PERFORMERS PASSING
Trevor Flores, Frederick - 3755 yards, 46 TD's Austin Brooks, Oklahoma Christian - 3599 yards, 54 TD's Ty Hooper, Alva - 2908 yards, 35 TD's
Blake Smittle, Heavener - 2432 yards, 19 TD's Tazden Jevons, Dibble - 1918 yards, 27 TD's Levi Hill, Hennessey - 1851 yards, 27 TD's
Riley Hess, Alva - 1339 yards, 23 TD's Johnny Lewis, Kansas - 1315 yards, 17 TD's Jessie Webb, Frederick - 1305 yards, 15 TD's
Cade Pfleider, Alva - 200 James Eastin, Adair - 183 Joby Allen, Alva - 175
Evan Boyd, Wellston - 16 Tyler Potter, Kansas - 15 Skylar Wood, Nowata - 15
Alfonzo McMillian, Millwood - 10 Cameron Batson, Millwood - 9 Trey Booker, Frederick - 8
Class A CHAMPION: RINGLING
FINAL At Boone Pickens Stadium, Stillwater Ringling 39, Wynnewood 12 SEMIFINALS Ringling 35, Texhoma 21 Wynnewood 41, Cashion 28
QUARTERFINALS Texhoma 26, Elmore City 14 Ringling 40, Wayne 33 Wynnewood 42, Thomas 21 Cashion 43, Talihina 24
Ryan Hurd, Verdigris - 8 Anthony Threatt, Star Spencer - 7 Jamaul Cullom, Hilldale - 7
CLASS 2A CHAMPION: Oklahoma Christian School
FINAL At Boone Pickens Stadium, Stillwater Oklahoma Christian 44, Davis 41 SEMIFINALS Davis 22, Vian 0 Oklahoma Christian 55, Frederick 32 QUARTERFINALS Vian 43, Hennessey 13 Davis 34, Adair 33
Dagan Schroeder, Summit Christian - 167 Bryson Beattie, Texhoma - 150 Shane Collins, Elmore City-Pernell - 144
TOP PERFORMERS PASSING
Ty Reasnor, Cashion - 3239 yards, 45 TD's Preston Walker, Crescent - 2852 yards, 37 TD's Cameron Gilbert, Summit Christian 2609 yards, 30 TD's Grant Nightengale, Fairview - 2532 yards, 29 TD's
Blake Bohner, Hominy - 2297 yards, 30 TD's Coleton McDonald, Liberty - 2257 yards,
Zach Rayner, Pond Creek-Hunter - 9 Taylor Townsend, Fox - 6 Dallas Hunt, Garber - 6
Class C CHAMPION: Tipton FINAL Tipton 30, Forgan 12
SEMIFINALS Forgan 24, Cherokee 20 Tipton 28, Sharon-Mutual 20
Lane Shephard, Wayne - 23 Kolby Clay, Gore - 17 Jordan Warrior, Wewoka - 16
Ethan Shaw, Barnsdall - 9 Charlie Gardner, Wayne - 8 Nathan King, Texhoma - 8
Gage Wimer, Blanchard - 14 Trent Saunders, Heritage Hall - 12 Kenneth Davis Jr., Star Spencer - 11
Joe Neece, Cashion - 1280 yards, 20 TD's Jacob Overton, Minco - 1165 yards, 13 TD's Trevor Crone, Talihina - 1046 yards, 12 TD's
QUARTERFINALS Forgan 48, Deer Creek-Lamont 6 Cherokee 30, Balko 0 Tipton 46, Wesleyan Christian 0 Sharon-Mutual 48, Thackerville 0
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TOP PERFORMERS PASSING
FINAL Laverne 50, Pond Creek-Hunter 14 SEMIFINALS Laverne 48, Rejoice Christian 8 Pond Creek-Hunter 52, Fox 0 QUARTERFINALS Laverne 46, Davenport 0 Rejoice Christian 44, Garber 22 Fox 52, Keota 32 Pond Creek-Hunter 41, Wetumka 40
Chris Bell, Claremore Christian - 1801 yards, 22 TD's Scott Dick, Corn Bible - 1744 yards, 32 TD's Cooper Free, Sharon-Mutual - 1641 yards, 18 TD's
Dylan Anderson, Bluejacket - 1581 yards, 19 TD's Josh Torres, Tipton - 1458 yards, 27 TD's Cooper Free, Sharon-Mutual - 1437 yards, 33 TD's
TOP PERFORMERS PASSING
Taylor Townsend, Fox - 2377 yards, 37 TD's Trek Rundle, Merritt - 2102 yards, 23 TD's Jordan Avants, Garber - 1885 yards, 20 TD's Brady Krittenbrink, Pond Creek-Hunter 2109 yards, 32 TD's Jordan Avants, Garber - 1896 yards, 36 TD's Kevin Harris, Central Marlow - 1797 yards, 27 TD's
Keaton Argo, Fox - 1125 yards, 11 TD's Kevin Thomas, Davenport - 855 yards, 13 TD's Brendan Flowers, Merritt - 801 yards, 12 TD's
Cody Campbell, Sharon-Mutual - 1111 yards, 13 TD's Jay Penner, Corn Bible - 991 yards, 22 TD's Dylan Collins, Bluejacket - 960 yards, 10 TD's
Dylan Anderson, Bluejacket - 6 Garrett Lessman, SW Covenant - 5 Dalton Robason, Maud - 5
Josh Danna, Tipton - 11 Christian Hagen, SW Covenant - 11 Tyler Vossen, Tipton - 7
Zach Rayner, Pond Creek-Hunter - 9 Taylor Townsend, Fox - 6 Dallas Hunt, Garber - 6
Brady Krittenbrink, Pond Creek-Hunter 145 Dakotah Keith, Davenport - 140 Trenton Harmon, Garber - 134
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We carefully poured over tons of stats and argued into the night to come up with the TreyVonne Barre - Jenks
1st Team Offense
1st Team Defense
1st Team Special Teams
Matt Woolslayer - Metro Christian Jaylen Lowe - Owasso
Dalton Rodriguez - Union Jordan Brailford - Booker T. Washington Maleek Greenlee - Memorial
Justin Dunn - Berryhill
RB Trey’Vonne Barre’ - Jenks Scottie Prealow - Owasso Tanner Smith - Verdigris Abrm McQuarters - Cascia Hall
WR Stanvon Taylor - East Central Cole Taylor - Victory Christian John Cole Neph - Owasso Jordan Smallwood - Jenks
Chris Hall – Union
LB David Todd - Union Jordan Cunningham - Claremore Logan Young - Lincoln Christian Ty McKenzie - Owasso
P Bryce Carter - Cascia Hall
KR Colton Graves - Sequoyah Claremore
PR Austin Ford - Kiefer
Coach of the Year
Ryan Hurd - Verdigris Chase Dalquist - Union Caleb Webster - Claremore Tate Swab - Cascia Hall
Allan Trimble - Jenks
Brandon Waggoner - Jenks Daniel August - Victory Christian Blake Mejia - Union Brett Asher - Cascia Hall Tavis Cagle - Owasso
Logan Young - Lincoln Christian
Stanvon Taylor - East Central
Tim Luce - Oologah
Jordan Cunningham - Claremore
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list of first team and second team members of this yearâ€™s edition of the All-VYPE Team. 2nd Team Offense
2nd Team Defense
2nd Team Special Teams
Cody Hall - Sand Springs Kyle Alexander - Jenks
Carlos Capehart - Kiefer Cash Nuckolls - Catoosa James Eaton - Holland Hall
Daniel Donley - Jenks
Daniel Moniz - Sequoyah Claremore Carson Smallwood - Pryor Austin Morris - Bishop Kelley William Goree - East Central
Terrell Johnson - Collinsville Cody Hilderbrandt - Sand Springs Jared Minnix - Summit Christian Deontre Youngblood - East Central
TE Jeremy Smith - Berryhill
Scottie Prealow - Owasso
P Jacob McCulley - NOAH
Kent Clark - Jenks Kole Koenig - Oologah Cory Mondier - Sapulpa Kimmie Carson - East Central
Conner Drake - Metro Christian
Reece Lambert - Cascia Hall
James Caligone - Booker T. Washington Tim Luce - Oologah Tre Betts - Sand Springs Braden Calip - Jenks
OL Noah Berryhill - Sapulpa Nick Lucido - Jenks Zack Zarecki - Broken Arrow Korbyn Easley - Broken Arrow Novis Cullom - Memorial
David Todd - Union
Brett Asher - Cascia Hall
Matt Woolslayer - Metro Christian
Cody Hall - Sand Springs
State Farm Mr. Football Finalists From the VYPE Top 100, we have whittled down the list and announce the finalists for the State Farm Mr. Football Award. The ten finalists have showed extraordinary talents on and off the field. Polls from across the state, as well as media and coaching votes have given us the final 10. Mr. Football Oklahoma will be announced in January. ROB BOYD
OL – 6-4, 300, Sr. VIAN WOLVERINES
During the 2012 season Boyd solidified himself as one of just a few top D1 lineman prospects in the state. With his size and maneuverability Boyd helped his team to an appearance in the state semifinals. Boyd was also tasked during the season to play noseguard. Boyd has committed to the University of Tulsa.
RB – 5-9, 200, Jr. KINGFISHER YELLOWJACKETS
Nault had an amazing season rushing for 1,924 yards and 30 touchdowns. Nault, only a junior, has amassed enough yards in his high school career to give him a legitimate shot at the states All-Time leading rusher his senior season. Nault also averaged 12.1 yards per kick return on special teams.
RB/QB – 6-1, 180, Sr. TIPTON TIGERS
A two-way starter, Torres helped the Tigers to their third state title in school history. Torres rushed for 1,458 yards and 27 touchdowns this season. Torres was not only named to the VYPE Top 100 for football, but made the Top 50 boys basketball list as well.
DE/OT – 6-6, 280, Sr. UNION REDSKINS
The Oklahoma commit dominated opponents from his defensive end position and recorded nine sacks this season. Rodriguez gave opposing offensive coordinators headaches with his relentless pursuit of the ball. 50
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Schwab Meat & Co. is proud to present the new Schwabâ€™s Top Dog Athlete of the Month. Each month, VYPE Oklahoma will take nominations on the award at Oklahoma@ VYPE.com and choose who best exemplifies leadership, talent, and success on and off the field. The student-athlete receiving the award is highlighted in the monthly edition of VYPE Oklahoma and will see themselves in the year-end edition of VYPE Oklahoma as the Top Dog Team.
Union High School
The senior basketball star recently recorded a double-double in a big win against rival Jenks. Davis scored 19 points and grabbed 11 rebounds as the Lady Redskins picked up a big early season win, 5249 over Jenks. Davis was named to the VYPE Top 100, which puts her in the running for the Miss Basketball Oklahoma Award. The studentathlete receiving the award is highlighted in the monthly edition of VYPE Oklahoma and will see themselves in the year-end edition of VYPE Oklahoma as the Top Dog Team.
QB/S – 6-0, 185, SR. OWASSO RAMS
Lowe may have been the most underrated player coming into the season, but his 2,332 yards through the air and his 28 touchdowns only proves he belongs in the conversation for the best player in the state.
RB – 5-10, 195, Sr. WETUMKA CHIEFTANS
Moore got off to a great start this season before being sidelined late, but his 1,599 yards rushing and 25 touchdowns stands out as a great accomplishment. Moore was the top vote getter giving him the “People’s Choice” title.
TREY’VONNE BARRE RB/CB – 5-8, 180, Sr. JENKS TROJANS
Barre’ helped the Trojans to their 13th state title in school history after his record setting season at tailback. Barre’ rushed for 1,941 yards and 27 touchdowns making him the All-Time leading rusher. Barre’ also played defense and returned kickoffs
RB/WR/S – 5-9, 170, Sr. FORT GIBSON TIGERS
The main ingredient to a team that was a contender this season, Gandara rushed for 2,253 yards and 33 touchdowns. Gandara had an amazing 2,777 all-purpose yards this season and when needed he played defensive back.
SPENSER SEELEY OL/DL – 6-2, 275, Sr. Chandler Lions
This solid offensive tackle had a great season for the Lions. Seeley is considered one of the top prospects for guard at the next level. Seeley was second in voting for the State Farm Mr. Football Award
CB/WR – 6-0, 185, Sr. EAST CENTRAL CARDINALS
One of the best players to ever wear the black and red, Taylor accounted for 1,107 yards receiving and scored 15 touchdowns. He averaged 16.5 yards per catch. On defense Taylor has four interceptions, one returned for a touchdown. Taylor has committed to the University of Oklahoma.
Rams Looking Bust Through After a phenomenal season on the gridiron, Jaylen Lowe sets his sights on the hardwood and new coach Mark Vancurren is ready to show a new look for the Ram Nation. Boys Coach: Mark Vancuren (1st year) 11-12 Record: 12-11 Roster:
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Boys Second-year head coach Mark Vancuren welcomes back a nice blend of experience and youth as the Rams look to make a move upward in the Frontier Conference. Owasso will be anchored by a strong backcourt presence, led by senior guard Jaylen Lowe, who averaged 16.7 points per game a year ago. Guards Avery Culbertson, a senior, and Shake Milton, a sophomore, hovered around the 10.0 scoring average a year ago. Seniors Jake Burd, Eli Russell and Nick Crain will have accelerated roles this season. Look for junior forward John Cole Neph and Michael Anderson, both 6-4 forwards, to make their presence known in the frontcourt. Owasso might go through some growing pains early as Lowe, Burd and Neph will not join the squad until after the Rams finish the football season which could conceivably go into the first week of December. VYPEOK.COM
Girls Coach: Matt Sweeney (1st year) 11-12 Record: 11-12 Roster:
Jaylen Lowe “We have a good core of seniors returning who should be expected to be competitive this season,” says second-year coach Mark Vancuren. “We also have underclassmen who made very significant contributions last year that should be able to shoulder greater responsibilities within our system. We don’t have to wait very long to find out if we are going to content in our conference, or continue our middle-of-the-pack mentality. Therefore, we look forward to the season and the challenges it will bring. Girls Owasso seniors Hannah Stirton, Taylor Koelsch, Raven Boyd and Savannah Waters find themselves adjusting to their third head
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coach in as many years. All four will be called upon to make the adjustment to a new coach and system as easy as possible, all while competing in one of the top girls conferences in the state in the Frontier Conference. Koelsch, a guard, will be the central figure in the Rams’ offense. Other returning players with varsity experience include senior guards Raven Boyd and Hannah Stirton, Look for juniors Dru Clark, Makayla Hudson and Taylor O’Dell and senior Savannah Walters to have an impact as well. “We will have a fast tempo and play a lot of kids,” coach Matt Swenney says.
Buddy Baseball Jenks Baseball Players Teamed up with Autism Center for Buddy Baseball Game Nov. 18
(Monday, Nov. 26, 2012 – Jenks, OK) Jenks Trojans baseball players, in collaboration with the Autism Center of Tulsa, played the sixth annual Buddy Baseball game Sunday, November 18, 2012 from 3 – 5 p.m. at Hinch Field in Jenks. The annual game benefitted children with autism from the Jenks school district and surrounding area and provided an afternoon of special fellowship and fun. This was the sixth year Jenks Baseball hosted this event. “It is an honor and privilege for us to provide this fun afternoon of baseball,” said Jenks Trojans Baseball Head Coach Dennis Keeley. “The program has grown each year and the players look forward to this event and building these relationships – some of which were established in previous years,” added Keeley.
Groups of two or three players were paired with a child “buddy” from the Autistic Center. Parents cheered from the stands, while players assisted their buddy with hitting, running, and fielding. The buddies were announced over the loudspeaker individually and, this year, the national anthem was sung live, by a Jenks student, prior to the start of the game. Twenty special needs children, affiliated with the Autistic Center of Tulsa, were paired with Jenks High School baseball players for a thrilling game of baseball. Each child received a Buddy Baseball t-shirt, a goodie bag full of fun stuff to take home, and a trophy with an autographed baseball and photo from their Jenks buddies. The Jenks cheer and
pom squads added some excellent spirit and entertainment as did the softball team and the Jenks Trojan mascot.
“The camaraderie and compassion shown by the Jenks baseball team for their buddies is heartwarming. They are so genuine and truly enjoy making the game and afternoon special for the children associated with the Autistic Center, shared Jennifer Sollars Miller, Co-Founder and Director of the Autistic Center of Tulsa. "As a parent of a child with special needs who plays in the game each year, I am so appreciative of the time and effort the Jenks High School Baseball players, coaches, and booster club put into making this a special day for our kids. There simply are no words to describe the joy my own son has playing baseball every year.” Vickie White is the mother of Corey and Tori, boy and girl twins with autism. They have participated for a few years and look forward to the day each year. “We just love it – every bit of it…” said Vickie. “My kids love to be cheered for and Tori especially looks forward to the pizza after the game.” Vickie especially enjoys seeing Corey’s para-professional root for him in the stands, along with all the fans in the crowd. “I love sitting and watching my children have such joy. We left feeling so uplifted,” she added. Coach Keely agreed and shared, “Next to winning a state championship, this is the best day of our year. Sometimes former players, who are playing baseball in college, come home on this day for the main purpose of seeing their buddy.”
After the baseball game, the players were awarded trophies and enjoy pizza donated by Hideaway
Pizza. Special thanks to our generous sponsors, WEBCO Industries, Cyntergy AEC, Hideaway Pizza, TGI Enterprises, who supply the t-shirts, World Baseball Outreach who supplies helmets, bats and gloves and to all the fans who come to cheer for the teams. Finally, a huge thank you to the over 40 Jenks Baseball teams, parents and coaches who made this awesome event possible. Special thanks to the Jenks Booster Club Parents who served to make this a fantastic event for all involved. The Autism Center of Tulsa’s mission is meeting the needs of individuals and families affected by autism and related neurological disorders to improve quality of life. The Autism Center of Tulsa provides programming that supports its mission in a variety of ways, including community awareness and outreach, early screening and intervention, safety, parent and professional information and training, as well as family support and on-site resources. For more information about the Autism Center of Tulsa, go to www. autismtulsa.org. Winning 6A State Championships in 1997, 2000 and 2002, Jenks Trojans Baseball is committed to excellence both on and off the field. For more information about Jenks Trojans Baseball, go to www. jenksbaseball.org
The 2012-2013 Holland Hall Boys Soccer team is looking to continue the tradition of success in the Southwest Preparatory Conference, having been in the Division I championship match four of the last five Jackson Buchanan years, winning three of those. Last year’s 1-0 loss in the final to rival Dallas St. Mark’s has fueled the player’s determination to reach even higher this season. With only five seniors graduating from last year’s team, the Dutch start the year with experience in a number of key positions. Senior Co-Captain Phillip White anchors the defense, while Co-Captain Nathan Stewart (2 goals/9 assists in ’11-’12) and Jackson Buchanan (11/2) will be impact players in the attack. All three were All Conference selections last season. J.T. Nelson, Michael Parker and Will Dudney are current juniors who will be making significant contributions this season.
It is an exciting time for the girls soccer program at Holland Hall. They are looking as strong as they have in several years. The team is lead by five seniors. Autumn Smith, Erika Celoni, Allison
(Allie) Ramsey and Maggie Johnson have been starters for three or four years, earning letters four years in a row. Celoni and Ramsey both earned SPC honors last year and have been elected captains this year. Allie earned All North Zone in 20102011 and All SPC in 2011-2012. Erika earned All SPC in 2011-2012. The fifth senior is newcomer Savanna Smith.
In addition to the seniors, they have several returning starters from last year’s squad. Junior, Julia Hart (F/D), sophomores Katie Lopez (F), Allene Michaels(F),and Kendall Brock (M). These girls have matured and are continuing to improve on their playing ability.
There have also been several new additions to the team that have already made a big impact. Freshmen to watch are Jenna Byers (M) and Tara Smith (M). Both are good club players who travel the United States playing at a high level and they bring those skills to our practices and raise the teams level as well. In addition to the freshmen that have
joined the Dutch there have been a couple of transfers in sophomores Maddie Turgeau and Taryn Phillips, and freshman Brianna Zanders. These girls have been wonderful additions to our team bringing a great work ethic and a competitiveness that has been great for the team.
The Holland Hall Cheerleading squad has had a fantastic year up to this point and is looking at keeping the success going. They took first place at the American Championships in October and are preparing for a national competition in January. This year’s team captains are Kathlyn Farmer (jr) and Jessica Hill (sr). Other team leaders are juniors Brittany Dieterlen, Yuna Ha and Dorothy Gay. Make sure and check them out at the Dutch girls and boys basketball games this winter
Victory Christian Boys With three returning starters and a nice blend of young talent, the Conquerors look to be in the postseason Class 4A discussion this year. Jake Freeman, one of five seniors for head coach Ryan Wakley, returns at guard after averaging eight points a year ago. He is joined in the backcourt by Jeffrey Jordan (6.0 ppg) and Chris Crawford 97.0 ppg). Guards Damion Parker and Keats Calhoon will be part of a group that may have to shoulder the scoring load until newcomers in the frontcourt come around. Jon-Michael Terry and Emmanuel Adesokan both have great size at 6-foot-4 and 6-3 but they are young as Terry is a freshman and Adesokan, a sophomore. “We have a good mix of upper and lower classmen,” says coach Wakley. “We have a chance to be a very solid team. We should be able to pressure people and get into our offense quickly.”
Girls Coach Ed Calhoon took a few minutes out of his schedule and updated us on the Lady Conquerors Basketball team.
We are presently 3-2, and our only losses were close battles to 5A #6 Piedmont (in which I was short an important starter who was out with a stomach virus) and 4A #8 Cascia Hall. We have beaten CHEF, NOAH and Tulsa Webster all by 19 or more points and finished third in the Mannford Tournament.
Our strength is our 3-point shooting. We have at least three legitimate 3-point threats on the court at all times, and start four threats from behind the arc. We made 49, 3-point shots in our first five games. This is by far the best shooting team I have ever coached.
We are also very balanced in our scoring with three players averaging double figures: 5-6 sophomore LaRanda Thomas 17.4 points, 6.8 assts, 4.8 reb, 3.6 stls; 5-8 senior Bailey Bergman 17.2 pts, 2.8 assts, 5.4 reb, 1.8 stls; 5-6 Sophomore Kacie Key 11.2 pts, 2 assts, 1.6 stls; 5-10 sophomore Micayla Crow 5.0 pts, 4.8 reb; 5-8 sophomore Alexis Wade 2.4 pts, 6.7 reb.
As you can also see, we are very young. We start four sophomores & a senior and bring another sophomore and a junior off the bench. Our expectations are high for this season; however, as young as we are, there will be quite a few road bumps along the way. Yet, if we stay healthy, we should be a very dangerous team come playoffs. LaRanda Thomas runs the team from the point guard position. She is one of the better point guards in the area as a sophomore, and should become the best point guard I have ever coached. Bailey Bergman is our lone senior leader, and she is the heart and soul of the team. She is very balanced in that she can score from the inside and out. She is the strongest player I have ever coached. She can effortlessly shoot from 5/6 feet beyond the arc, but she can also take her defender off the bounce to score from midrange or at
Boys Coach: Ryan Wakley (15th year) 11-12 Record: 27-5
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the basket. Her ability to pass may be her greatest strength. Bailey can skip an accurate pass anywhere across court on a rope with ease. Kacie Key is a pure shooter. She has the green light any time she is open. Micayla Crow brings us defensive height and long range shooting as well. Alexis Wade does our dirty work. She does a tremendous job of procuring loose, and she does a great job on the boards for us.
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