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24 | Triple Play Haley Strawn, a softball player for Southmoore High School is the subject of this month’s Triple Play!

Editor-in-Chief Austin Chadwick Editorial Director Brad Heath Associate Editor Steve Braun Creative Director Chance Calvert Market Sales Director Mark Lockhart

40 | Behind Closed Doors Edmond Memorial gave the VYPE cameras an all-access pass to the locker room for their game against Putnam City North. See the pregame rituals, the halftime adjustments and the post game emotions. By Brad Heath

44 | Costume Party Mascots never get enough credit for wearing those hot suits, getting dressed up in crazy costumes and firing up the fans every Friday night. We’ve picked our favorite mascots across Oklahoma. By Austin Chadwick

48 | OK Rankings The official ranking source for the state of Oklahoma and the OSSAA has teamed up with VYPE to bring you the latest in rankings for the Fall sports.

55 | Heather Harkness Tournament Some of the best volleyball teams converged on Edmond Santa Fe for the Heather Harkness Memorial Tournament. This tournament draws some of the best teams in the state to honor a great girl and teammate.

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Next Month... The Basketball Preview is set for release in November. Look for an all inclusive look at the state’s best basketball teams as we break it down for the 2010-11 basketball season.

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Don’t look now VYPE Nation, but we are rippin’ and tearin’ our way through a 4th football season in Central Oklahoma. We have covered some serious football in that time, but I tell you what… this looks to be a season like NONE OTHER!!

Is there a team in Oklahoma that can beat Millwood? Is there a better running back in the state than Andrew Long? Has anyone seen a better coaching job that the one Greg Nation has done? Has anyone sat next to a better student section than the CARDINAL CRAZIES at PC North? If you think you have, I want to know. I have personally witnessed all of the above and at this point in the season, they are the best!

I know your coach has your school’s team headed toward a state title.

I know you think your team ROCKS. I know your coach has your school’s team headed toward a state title. If you feel that good about it, then TELL ME! I am only an email away. mark.lockhart@ vype.com

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This football season will be one for the record books, and if you think we need to b e at your school, then tell us why. We love to cover football, and we love a great story. I promise you this… you bring me as story and I will get it inside the magazine. In the meantime…your school is playing this Thursday or Friday…are you going to root em’ on? Really? WE CAN’T HEAR YOU!!!!

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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

More Rivalries Thanks for shedding some light on the rivalry games we have here. So much gets made of the Union and Jenks game that people sometimes forget the original wars started over here. The Moore War has more history than Jenks or Union could ever hope to have. Same with many of the other schools in the OKC area. Thanks for reminding everyone that we play football in OKC! Marcus K. Oklahoma City

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Has VYPE really taken the time to consider all of the kids that participate in other sports not controlled by the OSSAA? Have you looked at the number of kids that participate in martial arts? Wesley C. Edmond, OK

Editor’s Note: (Thanks for the email Wesley. Yes we’ve ventured into other sports from time to time. It’s been our focus to cover the sports that our high schools participate in, but we have ventured outside of that list with sports like rugby, wakeboarding and field hockey. Also ice hockey, skateboarding and motocross. Keep looking in VYPE every

month, we might just surprise you.)

Recruiting Issues Can someone tell me why no one is talking about the recruiting that is still going on with these private schools? This entire story is being brushed under the rug. Todd M. Oklahoma City, OK

Editor’s Note: (Todd I’m sure the OSSAA has a handle on whatever it is you’re referring too. They have been under a lot of pressure in recent months and they’re doing an outstanding job.)

Magazine Locations I cannot find the Basketball Preview anywhere. Can you tell me where to pick it up? Ashley T. Norman, OK

Editor’s Note: (The Basketball Preview is set for release around the first of November. Look for it at area Wal-Marts.)

VYPE-VYPEVYPE So I was in Woodward and noticed you have a magazine that covers Northwest Oklahoma! Is there a way I can get advertising rates for that magazine? Thanks for all that you do! John G. Piedmont, OK

Editor’s Note: (John send our Market Director Mark Lockhart an email at mark.lockhart@ vype.com for rates. The magazine in that area is doing very well and we’re excited with the product in that area. We think you’ll be pleased as well.)


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Native American Athlete of the Month.

matter most in her life. She is also a member of the

Kadan is a member of the Chickasaw

National Honor Society and FCCLA.

Tribe. She is a senior at Healdton High School.

Congratulations to Kadan, a much deserved Native American Athlete of the Month.

Kadan is an all-around athlete participating in basketball, track, softball and cheerleading at Healdton High School. Not just a participant, she holds records and has won awards in each sport. Basketball is her favorite sport where she leads class 2A in steals and is second in scoring.

KADAN BRADY

Playing basketball in college is one of Kadan’s dreams that looks to be coming true. With offers from Oregon State, UCO, ECU and Central Arkansas, her hard work is paying off. “It’s exciting to get all the college offers, but I have not made a decision where I will attend. I plan to visit Oregon State next month,” Kadan explained. Track is another sport that Kadan excels in. Running for the first time last season, she holds the class 2A record in the 300 Meter Hurdles and is a three-time 800 Meter Run champion. The Healdton Lady Bulldogs were 2009 state champions in 2A Fast Pitch Softball. Kadan plays second base and bats third for the team. If that’s still not enough, she is a cheerleader for the Bulldogs. She was selected as an All-American Cheerleader the past two years.

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MOORE-NORMAN AREA

ACADEMIC ATHLETE OF THE MONTH

Tori Thomas

Norman North Volleyball/Basketball

Tori Thomas exemplifies the very best as a student-athlete. While maintaining a perfect 4.0 GPA during her first ten years of formal education, Tori excelled as a two-sport athlete in volleyball and basketball and her junior volleyball season is off to a fantastic start. Tori is the starting point-guard on the Lady Timberwolves state tournament basketball team from this past season and is also a two-year starter on the varsity volleyball team. As a two-sport letterman on very successful teams, she has achieved elite status as an Oklahoma athlete. It is with similar passion that Tori takes pride in her community as a volunteer outside the world of sports. She is active in the United Way Teen Advisers, the Norman North Rotary Interact Club, and Teen Volunteers. Bob Moore Nissan is proud to honor Tori Thomas as their Academic Athlete of the month for October 2010!

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NORMAN HIGH • NORMAN NORTH • WESTMOORE • SOUTHMOORE • MOORE HIGH Nominations for the “Academic Athlete of the Month” can be emailed to jkrase@bobmoore.com or mailed to 3901 Journey Parkway, Norman, OK. 73072. Please give the nominee’s name, school, sport, and the reason why you think they should be awarded the Bob Moore Nissan Academic Athlete of the Month award.

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War Paint Putnam City Pirate Josh Gershon raises his helmet for the second half kickoff against Putnam City North.Â

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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

High School Sports Magazine.


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Photo by Michael Mayberry

Cat and Mouse Norman’s Greg Offenburger chases Del City quarterback Chazten Gonzales in their week three match-up.

Time to Celebrate Heritage Hall head coach Andy Bogert celebrates with his players after the Chargers defeated Clinton, 37-17.

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PICTURE THIS Photo by Brad Heath

High Heat Freshman Yukon pitcher Kilee Halbert fires off a fastball during a recent away game. Yukon is currently ranked No.2 in the state.

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On the Run Midwest City Bomber quarterback Greg Austin finds an open receiver downfield against Edmond Santa Fe. 

Double Rainbow Photographer Richard T. Clifton caught these two rainbows over the home stadium for Bishop McGuinness after a brief rain delay.

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The F-Train Capitol Hill running back and defensive tackle Fred Taylor powers his way through the U.S. Grant defense.

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Air Hancock Edmond Memorial’s Micha Hancock floats in mid-air as she serves the ball during the Heather Harkness Memorial Volleyball Tournament.


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Give Yourself a Sporting Chance Against Face and Mouth Injuries By Dr. Scott Searcey

s an oral and maxillofacial surgeon, I am often called upon to treat sports related facial injuries. Unfortunately, many of these injuries could have been prevented with the proper use of sport appropriate facial protective equipment and mouth guards.

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Sports related accidents are the second most common cause of facial injuries during childhood. These injuries deserve special attention because they affect an area of the body that is critical to breathing, eating, speaking and seeing. Fractures of the facial bones, jaws and teeth can lead to functional and cosmetic problems for the injured athlete. Treatment of facial injuries requires highly specialized treatment in a timely fashion and more serious injuries may even require significant surgical repair with hospitalization.

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Prevention of sports facial trauma is obviously the best policy. The use of sport appropriate mouthguards, helmets and facemasks are the most effective measures we can take for the protection of our athletes face, teeth and jaws. New technology and innovations in protective sports equipment have made these devices comfortable to wear and extremely effective at protecting the maxillofacial region without sacrificing athletic performance.

A properly fitted mouthguard is one of the most important pieces of equipment to protect the

teeth and jaw region. New synthetic materials and designs have resulted in mouthguards, which are lightweight, strong, comfortable and allow ease of breathing.

They can vary from the inexpensive “boil and bite” models to custom fabricated sport specific guards made by dentists. The custom guards provide exceptional fit and comfort with excellent protection. Mouth protectors should provide good retention, comfort, ability to speak and breathe, tear resistance and protection of the teeth, lips and gums. There are five criteria to consider when being fitted for a mouthguard. The device should be: • Fitted so that it does not misalign the jaw and throw off the bite. • Lightweight • Strong • Easy to clean. • Provide coverage for the upper and/or lower teeth and gums. By encouraging athletes of all levels to wear proper protective equipment and mouthguards oral surgeons and dentists hope to change the “face” of preventable sports facial injuries. Dr. Searcey is a surgeon with Oral and Maxillofacial Associates and is on the NBA Thunder medical team.


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5th Annual VYPE Charity Golf Tournament Benifiting the Special Olympics 2 and the Sports Animal), Mitch Allner (Tulsa Talons), and Steve Kragthorpe joined a slew of participants, coaches and athletic directors for a day in the sun and a great round of golf. VYPE also thanks Love Bottling, Golf Galaxy, Baker’s Custom Golf, and Anheuser-Busch for their generous cozntributions. The winning team was Mark and Harold Lockhart, with Joe

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September 20th, VYPE held its annual charity golf tournament at the Golf Club of Oklahoma. A beautiful venue and a wonderful tournament, VYPE was able to raise funds for the Special Olympics of Oklahoma. “We had such a great time,” said VYPE publisher Austin Chadwick. “We can’t thank our sponsors

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and participants enough. Lexus of Tulsa, KTAK Management McDonald’s, and the 514 Transport Workers Union really helped us raise funds for the charity.”

Local celebrities Paul Smith (University of Tulsa AllAmerican), John Holcomb (Channel 6), Al Jerkins (Channel

Wilhite and Scott Gleece. Plenty of gifts and prizes were awarded and VYPE thanks everyone for their participation.

“The Special Olympics is such a wonderful charity and it fits with what we do in our magazine business,” said Chadwick. “We look forward to working with the GCO and Special Olympics again next year.”


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LOCKER TALK

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Brad Kragthorpe - Holland Hall

We are going to use a boxing scale in identifying the best football teams in regards to their enrollment and classification.

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Guthrie Blue Jays

The Brothers brothers (pardon the pun) have the Blue Jays rollin’ in 5A thus far this season. Kentrell and brother Richard are lighting it up. After dismantling Duncan and Ponca City, Guthrie lost a heartbreaker to a surefire Class 6A playoff contender in Enid. But pound for pound, Guthrie gets to number 10 on the list.

Wagoner Bulldogs

Class 4A is loaded and Prince McJunkins has the Bulldogs rolling. The quarterback is leading his team to a great start in 4A and has them primed for a district run. Head coach Dale Condict also has Jeremy Applegate at running back to spark the offense and Applegate also anchors the linebacking corps with Justin Wilson up front defensively.

Lincoln Christian Bulldogs

The Bulldogs have only one loss on the year and that is the team on the top of this list. Darren Melton and staff have reloaded from a team who would have been at the top of this list in 2009. Lincoln should roll through the district and be favored to face Millwood for the 2A crown.

Summit Christian Eagles

Shattuck Indians

Jenks Trojans

The Trojans are good. Really good. With program kids all over the field, quarterback Sawyer Kollmorgan and running back Zack Langer. Allan Trimble is enjoying his return to coaching in 2010. The Trojans roiled Union in Week Two and hasn’t been touched since.

Holland Hall Dutch

The Dutch, under coach Tag Gross, have annihilated the competition. Beating defending 3A state champ and 2010 favorite Cascia Hall in Week One, then demolishing the 2A defending state champion Lincoln Christian Bulldogs, the Dutch are rolling through the SPC Conference. The Dutch do not play in the OSSAA, but if they did, they would be huge favorites in 3A. Quarterback Brad Kragthorpe and University of Tulsa Commit Kwame Sexton lead a team with a huge advantage up front against anyone they play.

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Other Notables Cashion (A), Carl Albert (5A), Heritage Hall (3A), Broken Bow (4A), Bishop McGuinness (4A), PondCreek Hunter (B), Temple (C), DC-Lamont (C), Booker T. Washington (5A), OBA (A)

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Joe Medina’s crew started the season a little slow with a loss to the VYPE pound-for-pound number one ranked team Holland Hall. Since then, the Commandos have destroyed the competition. Beating 4A perennial power Glenpool, and rolling everyone else. Conner Sherwood leads a stellar defense and the Blue Swarm are primed for another 3A playoff run.

With Kevonte Richardson and Josh Turner, the Falcons are stacked. Class 2A has a plethora of good teams, but none are on the same level talent-wise as Millwood. The Falcons beat 4A contender Bishop McGuinness in a shootout and has shown their fortitude in playing larger schools.

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After the end of the streak and a failure to win the Class C title in 2009, Troy Bullard has his team ready to go for another run at a new streak. The Indians return a good amount of players from last year and are already proving they will be trite to contend with.

The Skins shuck off an early loss to Jenks and are finding their groove. Quarterback and Air Force commit Kale Pearson is establishing himself as one of the best playmakers in 6A. Look for Union and Jenks to hook up again in the 6A playoffs.

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The Eagles are loaded in Class B and are flying high. Danny Bradley is helping lead a team that has returned plenty of playmakers from squad that scored 561 points in 2009.

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Haley Strawn plays varsity softball for Southmoore High School. Haley also plays for the Jitterbugs competitive team coached by Heather Heimbach. Coach Heimbach will face off with Haley’s father, Billy Strawn. Can the coach handle the pressure or will Billy step up and take the Triple Play crown this month?

Haley Strawn

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Billy Strawn Haley’s Dad

Heather Heimbach Jitterbug Softball Coach

Mexican

Mexican food

Mexican

What is one TV show you DO NOT miss?

One Tree Hill

Wipe Out

Who is your dream date?

Zac Robinson

Country Music Television ( CMT, GAC )

Zach Robinson

Derek Jeter

What is your career goal beyond softball?

Physical Therapy

Go to college to be a PTA

Physical Therapy

What is your favorite class in school?

American Studies

Softball

Math

If there were a movie about you, which Hollywood star would play your role?

Reese Witherspoon

Cameron Diaz

Jennifer Aniston

What is your favorite ethnic food?

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Southmoore / Jitterbug Softball

What is your biggest fear?

Re-injuring my ACL

Moving away from home

Dehydration

What city would you most like to visit?

Atlanta, Georgia (GO BRAVES!!)

Atlanta

Rome

What is one food that you LOVE to eat, but know that you shouldn’t?

Banana Pudding

French fries

Candy

If you didn’t play softball what sport would be playing?

Basketball

Basketball

Basketball

TOTAL POINTS:

5 Correct Pretty Good, Dad!

3 Correct Nice Try, Coach!


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The name Josh Norman is one that many PURE football fans will recognize. Josh was one of those athletes that could do it all. He made key defensive stops, he was a strong player on offense, and he was talented enough to make an NFL roster and contribute at the highest level. You can’t catch him playing on Sundays anymore, but he has brought his talent, experience, and sheer love of the game back to Norman and is impacting lives as the head football coach for the Community Christian School Royals. We caught up with Josh Norman and got some great insight to what brought him full circle, and what makes him want to be a Royal in Norman, Oklahoma. VYPE: What is the most important lesson you have learned from playing football?

Norman: Commitment is probably what stands out to me. It is more than being committed to the sport of football though. You play football and you have to commit to your coaches and teammates.

Commitment goes down to just being committed to every play. That commitment has to be there to succeed at this sport. VYPE: Who inspires you as a coach, and why?

Norman: Ken Heupel has been, and still is a huge mentor for

me since I have become a head coach. He told me I have a rare opportunity to coach the game of football and to coach the game of life. That has always stayed with me. Coaching is more than dissecting plays and technique. We have a chance to coach young impressionable men on how to play the game of life.


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VYPE: Having been a player at all levels, is coaching at higher levels an aspiration?

VYPE: Having played football at the highest level possible, do you have to temper your expectation when dealing with small school football?

Norman: I would be a music producer.

VYPE: Where did you get your love for music?

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Norman:My mom always sang in church and I sang because of her example. I am a self taught piano player and I used to love to write poetry. Over the years I figured out that the two really go hand in hand. I have just myself to recognize great music and great writing.

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VYPE: What is one sport you played that not many people would know you played?

VYPE: If you weren’t involved with football today what would you be doing?

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Norman: I learn from these kids every day, but the biggest thing I learn is patience. They have taught me that I can have their respect without fear and intimidation as a key component of our relationship.

Norman: O.T.I.S (no period after the S, because he is infinite) Leverette. We played together at San Diego and he has to be the wittiest and entertaining individuals I have ever met. He can ease the tension in ANY situation.

Norman: This is like comparing apples to oranges. We all set individual goals and team goals and the NFL was a goal of mine from the age of 6. These are just two great goals that I was able to accomplish, and very different but amazing experiences.

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VYPE: With your extensive football experience, what do these kids teach you?

VYPE: Who is the most entertaining player you have ever played with.

VYPE: Tell our readers what was more amazing, making an NFL roster or winning a national championship?

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Norman: No way…110% NO! I know that some of my players may never see a college or NFL field as a player, but I have to keep my expectation as high as my coaches did were when they coached me. If I don’t, I cheat my guys out of learning from my experience.

Norman: Sometimes I get the spark inside that tells me I can coach at levels higher than I am now. What I can truly say however is that the opportunity to impact lives at CCS is more important to me than any pro or college coaching opportunity. I want to make a difference in the lives of these young men.

Norman:The first sport I ever played was soccer. I think I started when I was like 4. Once I played football though, I never looked back! I tell people that soccer is where I learned my great footwork.

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Rashaun Woods The former Millwood and Oklahoma State great is back in Oklahoma City doing what he loves.

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With brothers D’Juan and Donovan who both went on to have successful years at Oklahoma State, the Woods family is a mainstay in Millwood and Oklahoma high school football history. Though Rashaun was not a state champion in high school, he helped lay the groundwork for his brothers to help the Falcons to three titles from 2000-2002.

Woods has always wanted to coach and now he is back home doing what he loves. “Coaching is something that I always knew I would do,” Woods said. “I was either going to play or coach and if playing didn’t work out or I was done with my career, I was set on coaching.”

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Woods was a Super Prep All-American in high school, atoning for 1,125 yards and 11 TDs as a senior. Woods averaged

Woods was drafted by San Francisco and also played for Denver and San Diego before ending his professional career in the CFL. Now Woods is back at Millwood and excited about the crop of receivers that the Falcons possess.

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Keeping it in the family, Woods and brother D’Juan lit up the scoreboard for Millwood from ‘97-’03. Tremain Swindall, older brother of Brandon, was also in the line of greats with Tennessee Volunteer Gerald Jones and Cameron Sanders.

At Oklahoma State, Woods dominated. Breaking every receiving record Oklahoma State has for a singleseason and a career. His 49 TD receptions for a career still stands as well as his 4,414 career yards and 216 catches. Woods set an NCAA record that still stands today by catching seven TDs in one game against SMU in 2003 Woods was on a team that twice defeated the Oklahoma Sooners and Woods was the hero in 2002 when he caught three TDs in the Bedlam contest in Stillwater.

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“Millwood has a long tradition of being able to produce D-1 caliber athletes,” said Woods. Speaking of this year’s talent at Millwood, Woods said, “We have some good ones this year.”

almost 20 yards per catch and compiled seven INTs while going both ways.

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ashaun Woods, the most prolific perceiver in Oklahoma State’s history, helped start the tradition of exceptional receivers at Millwood High School. Now Woods is back coaching middle school and high school for this year’s crop of receivers highlighted by University of Texas commitment Josh Turner and Brandon Swindall.

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October 2nd, 1978 Bucky Dent of the New York Yankees had only hit five home runs up to this point in the season. That was before the Yankees were in a special one-game playoff with the Boston Red Sox. In the seventh inning Dent knocked one over the Green Monster in left field and the Yankees went on to win, 5-4.

October 13th, 1947

The first NHL hockey All-Star game was played in Toronto, Canada. The game had the previous year’s Stanley Cup winner, Toronto Maple Leafs plays stars from the leagues five other teams. The Leaf’s won, 4-3.

October 15th, 1989

A six man bowling team from Mobile, Alabama set a new record by knocking down 186,078 pins on 6 lanes in 24 hours.

October 17th, 1989 Pregame activities at Game 3 of the World Series between the Oakland A’s and the San Francisco Giants was one of the more exciting and terrifying moments in sports. Minutes before the game was to start a major earthquake hit Northern California. The game was delayed 10 days due to the amount of destruction caused during the quake.

October 23th, 1981 Los Angeles pitcher Fernando Valenzuela had a bad day in the third game of the World Series. He gave up four runs, nine hits and seven walks. But despite his efforts the Dodgers won the game, 5-4 and went on to win the Series over New York in four games.

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Known as the Bald Eagle, New York Giants quarterback Y.A. Tittle became the fourth man in NFL history to throw seven touchdown passes in a single game. The Giants beat the Washington Redskins, 49-34.

October 31st, 1986 Dr. J announced his retirement from basketball on this day. The great Julius Erving would retire at the end of the season after playing 16 seasons in the NBA and ABA. Erving is considered one of the greatest players of All-Time in either league. At the time he was playing for the Philadelphia 76ers. went on to win the Series over New York in four games.

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Pass Interference, whether offensive or defensive requires 3 things. 1) Obvious intent to impede, 2) Physical contact, 3) Catchable ball (NCAA only).

Offensive pass interference, like defensive is a judgment call. To have Offensive pass interference you have to have these things 1) receiver blocking downfield (while a legally thrown forward pass is in the air), 2) Receiver pushes off, creating separation, 3) Receiver drives through an established defender. Offensive pass interference begins at the snap whereas defensive pass interference starts with the ball in the air.  Offensive pass interference and defensive pass interference are both tough calls to make as a lot involved (officials have to determine if the ball was thrown beyond the line of scrimmage, and if contact was incidental) Maybe one of the single most noticeable judgment calls an official has to make. Some officials may see it differently than other and some philosophies on making that call may be different.  But, to have the call, you must have one of the 3 things mentioned above.

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Can I get a ruling on overtime for high school football? What happens if after three overtimes the score is still tied?

High School is not like College and Professional. In High School, there are no requirements for extra points or 2-point conversions. So, after 3 overtimes, you just continue the Overtime process, until someone wins. In 8-man football what is the mercy rule?

In 8-man only, a 45 point lead at the end of the first half, or anytime during the second, begins the mercy rule. This just means, the clock continues to run, except for time-outs or ball out of bounds.

As always, the questions are excellent, if you have a rules question, don’t hesitate to send them in, and we will get the answers for you. Keep it up VYPE Nation!


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Kody passed away in September from complications of heat during a Chickasha football practice. Football gave Turner a chance to find happiness, teammates said. Kody’s father, Kerry, passed away four years ago and his mother, Crystal, said in a message read at Kody’s funeral that he never stopped grieving about his father’s death. Kody was a great teammate, firend and person. The Chickasha community has revolved around the Turner family and VYPE sends its condolences. You’ll be missed Kody.

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Whitney Robinson Carl Albert Softball Whitney is perhaps one of the best hitters in 5A this season. Averaging over .550, Whitney has helped guide the Carl Albert Lady Titans to an unbelievable season. Other Lady Titans are Madyson Long, Gabby Lepchenske, Ashley Jones, Kristin Blasingame, and Jenni Lane.


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Cody Feuerborn Westmoore Football The workhorse running back has atoned for over 1,000 yards already this season. His performance in the Moore War (274 yards, 3 TDs, 40 carries) has gained him folk-hero status in Moore and the Jaguars are much improved in 2010. Cody always gives credit to the offensive line up front for his success.

Southmoore Cheerleading

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The Sabercat squad is a talented one. Since the school has only been in existence for a few years, one might think that certain programs are still developing. However, the cheerleading squad has already established itself as a successful one. Chancy Duncan – Captain, Kelsey Randall, Kieley Mclendon – Co-Captain, Kalee Stallings, Sary Hand, Lauren Reynolds, Emily Brooks, Kylie Robbins, Harli Haworth, Destiny Scott, Rylee Sanchez, Cassidy Olsen, Rachel Copus, Sierra Cuccio, Tabitha Majewski, Haven Ellis, Krystalynn Wallin, Sara Arndt, Lauren Kowardy, Morgan Reynolds, Amanda Blue, Josh Sanchez, Coaches – Whittney Coby, Brandi Brickman, Ashleigh Bible

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Mustang Madness Mustang students came out in force to the football team against Yukon in a non-district game.


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Norman North Cheerleading The Norman North Cheer squad can be seen on Friday nights cheering on their fellow Timberwolves. Meet this team. Captains: Brittney Gimlin & Danielle Meyer. Seniors: Kaitie Holland, Lauren Hansen. Juniors: Alex White, Desiree Nix, Emma Schemmer, Hannah Denny, Maegan Swan. Sophomores: Christine Warden, Crystian Clinton, Grace Bowles, Heather Andexler, Kailee McMullen, Kirsten Crook, Ryan Voss

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Champion Austin Chadwick enjoyed a day of golf at the Golf Club of Oklahoma during the VYPE Charity Golf Tournament for the Special Olympics. Austin is the Publisher of VYPE Magazine and was recently recognized for his accomplishment in the first grade winning the NFL’s Punt, Pass and Kick contest for the entire state of Oklahoma.

Blake has emerged as one of the better running backs in the state after a junior campaign that tallied over 900 yards and six TDs in 2009. Blake and the Racers have been jockeying for playoff position and behind Riojas, are contenders in 3A. Roajas and his workman-like approach to football has set the tone for the rest of his team. Blake also doubles as an exceptional soccer player for Newcastle.


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2010 Varsity Cheer State Qualifier 11 State Championships 5 State Runner-Up Titles 4 NCA National Championships Coaches: Grace Dozier, Jeff LeForce, Craig Hallmark Sponsor: Amy Lenochan Principal: Dr. Silvya Kirk Athletic Director: Gary Rose Superintendent: Bill Scoggan

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oom R er k Loc The Edmond Memorial Bulldogs opened their doors to the VYPE cameras before, during and after their non-district game against Putnam City North. We were there for the pregame speeches, the halftime adjustments and the post game emotions. Here’s what our cameras captured!

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his game was being played on the campus of the University of Central Oklahoma, which brings a level of excitement of its own. Utilizing one of the athletic buildings to dress the Bulldogs were spread out in a large open area with enough room for everyone to stretch and get loose. The

team began to filter in and players were gearing up with iPods and ear buds plugged in. It’s a couple of hours before kickoff and players are already pumping each other up and preparing for one of the biggest games of the 2010 season. Trainers arrive and begin tapping ankles and

wrists. Several players stretch themselves out on the floor in front of their lockers. Coaches are walking through the room asking players if they’re ready. Shoulder pads are going on. The pop of pads being hit by clinched fists fills the air. A few guys are getting louder and some of the leaders are talking to their teammates. “Let’s

go boys!” Yelled one of the captains to an underclassman. Without hesitation many players reply with yells of “Let’s go!”

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are down; players are trying to focus on the task at hand. It’s a nondistrict game but a big game this early in the season. Head coach Justin Merideth gives his pregame speech. Players are focused, listening to what their leader is saying. The Chaplin brings words of encouragement to the locker room as heads

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The defensive backfield is covering their assignments while the offensive backs are talking about adjustments and things they need to work on. The head coach offers more words of encouragement before the half ends. Assistant coaches are talking amongst themselves tweaking the gameplan and making

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With the final few minutes ticking off the clock and a PC North victory well in hand, the Bulldogs continue to battle for every yard and the respect of their opponents. There’s nothing tougher than losing a game at home. As the last of the players walk through the line

shaking the hands of their opponents, the Bulldog coaching staff congratulates the players and coaches for PC North. Coach Merideth gathers his players on the field. As each player takes a knee they look to their coach for words of wisdom. Coach Merideth encourages his players to continue to work hard and learn from this game.

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In the spirit of Halloween, we scoured the state of Oklahoma to find the best and most intriguing mascots. By Austin Chadwick

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Eastern Oklahoma Bixby Spartan Though the Spartan is a relatively common mascot, the one in Bixby comes fully equipped with a top-of-the-line costume. Spartans are known throughout the world as some of the most vicious and cunning warriors. Hailing from Sparta, Greece, these heroes lived completely by their sword and shield. A good reference to the Spartan warriors is the 2008 film 300. The Bixby Spartan has been seen pumping up the Bixby faithful at every Friday night football game. Holland Hall Dutch Perhaps one of the more intriguing mascots is the Holland Hall Dutch. Formally the Dutchmen, Holland Hall switched to a more politically correct reference to the warriors from Holland. To accommodate all the students of the school. The Flyin’ Dutch take their name quite literally as their football team has been lighting up the scoreboard all season. Rumor has it that Captain Dutch is modeled after long-time athletic director Charlie Brown.


F E AT U R E numbers, and with the help of William Couch, convinced the federal government to open the unassigned land for the Land Run. The famous “Boomers” were recognized nationwide. Woodward High School adopted the nickname and have since been the same kind of everpersistent battlers on the gridiron.

Three Rivers Muskogee Roughers

Northwest Oklahoma Alva Goldbugs Ah yes, the Alva Goldbug. What is a Goldbug? Does anyone know? We did some digging and found that perhaps there is a reference to the short story written by Edgar Allen Poe. Apparently a 1920’s principal was a big fan of Poe’s and enjoyed awarding excellence in the classroom and activities with a Goldbug sticker. The students of the high school began referring to themselves as “Bugs.” The Goldbug, a symbol of excellence, was then taken as a mascot after the 19020’s by the Alva football team. The name stuck and here we are today. Then again, that is just legend. If anyone has a different story, let us know at Oklahoma@vype.com

“There’s nothing tougher than a Rougher.” The old saying goes. Prior to 1970, there were two schools in Muskogee. Central High School and Manual High School. Both integrated in 1970. In 1925, Central won a state title and were known for being a tough group while playing without helmets, giving the high school football team the nickname “Roughers.” Manuel’s mascot was the Bulldog prior to the 1970 merger. With this, the Rougher mascot is portrayed as an Oklahoma oilrig roughneck with a bulldog face. This mascot and name have been trademarked and cannot be used by any institution across the nation. The Muskogee area takes a lot of pride in their heritage and what the mascot signifies.

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Typically known as the early Oklahoma settlers who sought to take land that was unassigned, but reserved for the Indian tribes, before the Oklahoma Land Run of 1889. Boomers found themselves ready to claim the unassigned land by Homestead Act and their leader, Captain David Payne, who led them to the lands of Indian Territory. After failing, the Boomers were growing in

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Sallisaw Black Diamonds In 1925, the Sallisaw mascot was named. After debates on whether to name the mascot after the diamond back rattle snakes in the area, or the coal mining black diamonds, the school finally decided on the Black Diamonds and the first time they were mentioned was in the Sallisaw Sequoyah County Democrat Newspaper in January of 1925 as the Black Diamonds. This year’s 4A squad started off a little slow, but has since emerged as a contender in 4A.

Central Oklahoma Bishop McGuinness Fighting Irish Adopted in 1955, the Fighting Irish was deemed the Bishop McGuinness nickname. Perhaps one of the most famous nicknames across the country in large part to Notre Dame University. McGuinness also selected the “Clancy” as the mascot in 1955. Tradition ensued as Bishop McGuinness has been a mainstay in athletic competitions in Oklahoma since the 80’s, winning 75 state titles since. The Fighting Irish of McGuinness have a chance to be a contender in 4A again this year. Putnam City North Panther

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The Panther was developed as the school was developed in 1978. Perhaps one of the most charismatic of all Oklahoma high school mascots, the PC North Panther is always good entertainment at athletic events. Perhaps an unoriginal mascot, the caliber of entertainment and costume make up for it. Sporting a ferocious head and razor-sharp nails (Not real), the Panther can pounce.

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Class: A Boys - Week 4 Rankings as of 9/25/2010

Rank School W-L Points 1 Dale 26-3 446 2 Latta 16-4 394 3 Silo 24-3 372 4 Sterling 23-3 345 5 Wister 24-3 312 6 Okarche 25-6 283 7 Rattan 23-8 251 8 Byng 19-7 204 9 Roff 17-11 202 10 Sentinel 20-8 197 11 Oktaha 16-12 190 12 Calera 22-7 162 13 Preston 19-6 118 14 Colbert 16-10 68 15 Amber-Pocasset 13-10 52 Class: B Boys - Week 4 Rankings as of 9/25/2010 Rank 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 12 14 15

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Class: 5A Girls - Week 5 Rankings as of 9/25/2010 Rank School W-L Points 1 Carl Albert 25-2 450 2 Macarthur 20-5 434 3 McAlester 26-5 422 4 Tahlequah 28-3 385 5 Grove 23-6 363 6 Pryor 23-9 342 7 Coweta 25-Feb 331 8 El Reno 16-6 282 9 Deer Creek 15-16 279 10 Skiatook 16-11 242 11 Duncan 18-12 233 12 Durant 20-5 219 13 Collinsville 18-14 212 14 Altus 17-10 198 15 Shawnee 13-18 192 16 Thomas Edison 16-6 142 17 Guthrie 17-Nov 105 18 Booker T Washington 16-Aug 89 19 Bishop McGuinness 17-Oct 88 20 Bishop Kelley 22-Apr 57 Class: 4A Girls - Week 5 Rankings as of 9/25/2010 Rank School W-L Points 1 Blanchard 25-3 637 2 Little Axe 28-2 632 3 Tuttle 25-5 576 4 Cache 27-4 549 5 Oologah 25-2 527 6 Piedmont 30-7 479 7 Sequoyah Claremore 22-7 469 8 Newcastle 26-6 454 9 Glenpool 26-6 378 10 Berryhill 27-9 323 11 Harrah 20-9 308 12 Lone Grove 27-10 280 13 Tecumseh 21-11 277 14 Poteau 24-2 257 15 Fort Gibson 19-10 204 16 Clinton 26-10 201 17 Hilldale 14-9 150 18 Blackwell 21-10 145 19 Guymon 26-3 129 20 Dickson 24-11 70 Class: 3A Girls - Week 5 Rankings as of 9/25/2010 Rank 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12

School Purcell Mount Saint Mary Meeker Morris Washington Sequoyah Tahlequah Verdigris Kellyville Bethel Caney Valley Kansas Davis

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Class: 6A Girls - Week 5 Rankings as of 9/25/2010 Rank School W-L Points 1 Edmond Memorial 21-2 311 2 Edmond Santa Fe 22-5 289 3 Jenks 23-5 274 4 Bartlesville 17-5 250 5 Union 13-7 243 6 Edmond North 16-9 220 7 Putnam City 19-6 202 8 Norman North 14-6 175 9 Broken Arrow 14-Nov 155 10 Bixby 13-15 138 11 Owasso 13-15 109 12 Norman 14-9 96 13 Stillwater 13-Aug 68 14 Ponca City 14-1 65 15 Sand Springs 15-14 44 Class: 5A Girls - Week 5 Rankings as of 9/25/2010 Rank School W-L Points 1 Bishop Kelley 31-5 360 2 Bishop McGuinness 17-9 332 3 Booker T Washington 17-9 295 4 Catoosa 16-13 285 5 Skiatook 14-9 246 6 Coweta 22-11 220 7 Guymon 22-6 197 8 Duncan 21-5 185 9 Shawnee 13-16 160 10 Carl Albert 10-Jul 137 11 Collinsville 15-19 107 12 Tecumseh 18-4 94 13 Thomas Edison 7-Nov 89 14 Tahlequah 10-Nov 88 15 McAlester 8-May 80 Class: 4A Girls - Week 5 Rankings as of 9/25/2010 Rank 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15

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Bethany and Kingfisher High Schools to Battle in The Children’s Center Bowl

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Children’s Center and Bethany Public Schools are excited to announce the first annual The Children’s Center Bowl on Friday, October 15 at 7 p.m. Bethany and Kingfisher High Schools will meet on the gridiron to compete and raise money and awareness for children with complex medical and physical disabilities. “It’s exciting,” said Albert Gray, chief executive officer. “We are grateful that both schools want to help the 120 patients here at The Children’s Center.”

“It is a privilege and an honor for Bethany High School to join efforts with The Children’s Center in the inaugural Children’s Center Bowl,” said Rocky George, Bethany High School principal. “Together the two schools will compete against each other, but join efforts as one to help the children at The Children’s Center,” he said. The Children’s Center Bowl will be held at the Bethany High School Football Stadium located at 8618 Northwest 50th Street in Bethany, Oklahoma.

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••• The Children’s Center, a private, nonprofit pediatric hospital, is dedicated to helping children with complex medical and physical disabilities maximize their potential.  In an atmosphere of love and hope, the Center provides general pediatrics, medical and respiratory care, rehabilitative therapies, and special education to youth and children, both inpatients and outpatients.

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During game week, both teams and student bodies will compete in coin drives which will benefit the Center. The teams will also tour the Center on Thursday, October 14, the day before the big game. After the tour, both teams will compete together on a new barriers course that is used by patients learning how to negotiate a variety of barriers they will come across in everyday environments. The light-hearted competition will be designed to teach

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You want to do your best and you want that competitive edge. What do you do?

Dr. Cheryl Townsley Lifestyle For Health in Monument, Colorado

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That energy, adrenaline, is designed to be an emergency source of energy, not our daily source of energy. Today, because of our hectic lives, and often the foods we eat and drink, many of us end up ‘living’ on adrenaline - it has become our ‘normal’ energy source, not our emergency energy source. When we look to adrenaline for that extra shot of energy, it is like putting charges on a credit card… eventually the bill comes due. What does that look like? Debt! In our body it comes in the form of extra fatigue you can’t quite shake, getting sick more often and experiencing the jitters and the crashes.

Is there an option? Yes! Good news, you can use a much more efficient source of energy. The natural source of daily energy for your body is called ATP. ATP is the energy of life that is

produced inside every cell in your body - from the day you are born, until the day you die. Without ATP, your life ceases. Until recently there had been no effective ways to support and increase the body’s natural production of ATP.

So instead, when we need that extra boost of energy we turn to the popular energy drinks, most laden with sugar and caffeine, to stimulate adrenaline and give us that quick energy boost. Most of you are well aware of the side effects of these drinks - instant buzz, maybe some jitters, and then a crash!

New nutritional breakthroughs have recently given us a product that naturally supports and increases the body’s production of ATP. This extra energy is like instant cash to your body (not like instant credit). Unlike regular energy drinks that promote the production of more adrenaline, Max’s ATP performance drink gives you all of the advantages of increased performance with none of the side effects. Instead of using caffeine and sugar as the source of energy, Max ATP uses a patented technology called

RiboCeine™. RiboCeine™ delivers both Ribose and Cysteine directly to your cells - the result - more energy and faster recovery from your workouts. Check out the story of Wyatt. A 16year old Taekwondo student and athlete, he has some challenges with school due to ADD. He was surprised when he took Max ATP to find that not only could he ‘focus and finish’ projects, he also went to the top of his taekwondo class and has greatly enhanced his athletic results.

What about you? What if you could increase your focus, improve your sports performance with clean energy that didn’t stress your body? Instead of artificial sweeteners, high caffeine and calories, check out the Max ATP. Your body knows the difference and will give you the desired performance… just like instant cash! ••• More information about this product and others is found at www. betterwithmax.com a local product representative will be honored to help you with more info and purchasing the products: Teresa Smallwood 405-850-8668


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osted by the Edmond Santa Fe DECA chapter and the girl’s volleyball team, the annual Heather Harkness Memorial Volleyball Tournament celebrates the life of Heather Harkness and the great legacy she left behind.Edmond Memorial did not drop a single set en route to winning the tournament at Edmond Santa Fe High School.

Memorial dominated a tough tournament, which featured highly ranked Edmond Santa Fe, Edmond North, Tulsa Union, in 5A Bishop McGuinness, and 4A Heritage Hall. Santa Fe showed why they’re No. 2 in the state by beating Heritage Hall 3-0, Tulsa Union 3-1, Putnam City 3-0 and Bishop McGuiness 3-1. The Wolves only loss was to Edmond Memorial in the finals.

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Sixth-ranked Edmond North took third place in the tournament by beating Putnam City in the semi-finals.

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Heather Harkness Remembered “It doesn’t matter how long you live, but how you live, and what you leave behind.” Heather was a junior at Edmond Santa Fe High School. She was a starting varsity volleyball player as well as the DECA Historian. Heather will be remembered by how she lived her life with joy, happiness, generosity, and energy that was hard to match.

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Player Spotlight Micha Hancock, Edmond Memorial The hard-hitting senior powered the top-ranked Bulldogs to the championship of the tournament, which is Hancock had 46 kills, 68 assists and 20 aces in the tournament.

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hen I played high school football I never had a concussion, but I did see a few. I remember back then that most coaches just said “you got your bell rung, get back in the game, or rub some dirt on it you will be fine.” There was even an element of humor when your friend “dinged” their head and walked to the wrong huddle. However this was and is a serious event that at the time was not recognized as such. Depending on the setting today it is still seen as a badge of honor and some coaches and players do not think it is serious. Unfortunately in recently years many athletes across the country have died from seemingly small blows to the head or body, and over 1.4 million student athletes sustained concussions last year.

This has become such an epidemic that many states including Oklahoma have passed a Youth Sports Concussion Law. This law was signed May 14th 2010. The law states that any student athlete suspected of sustaining a concussion in practice or in a game must be removed from participation, until evaluated by a licensed health care provider trained in the evaluation and management of concussion. It further states the student athlete must have a written clearance to return to participation from that health care provider. In Oklahoma licensed certified athletic trainers and physicians are two of the professions that meet the criteria outlined by this law.

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In a concussion event it does not matter the size or ability of the athlete. When an enormous lineman takes on a small defensive back who wins? It could be the lineman that received the concussion believe it or not. In fact the only concussion I ever received was when an out of control skier took me out on the slopes. I was snowboarding for the first time and a little 13 year old girl creamed me from behind. I could barely make it down the mountain I was so dizzy and disoriented. Concussions can happen in any sport.

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The signs and symptoms of a concussion are varied and may include disorientation, confusion, headaches, nausea, light or noise sensitivity, grogginess, or elevated emotions. If any of these symptoms are noticed after a hard blow, fall, or collision it is likely that the athlete has sustained a concussion. The Centers for Disease Control have developed a palm card to help medical staff with on the field recognition and management of concussion. This series of testing and observation takes less than 5 minutes to administer. In my experience if I have any doubt that the athlete may have sustained a concussion they are pulled from the contest until a more thorough evaluation can be performed. The CDC recommends the following grading system for concussion. A grade 1 concussion is considered

mild and may include transient confusion, no loss of consciousness, and mental status abnormalities and symptoms that resolve in less than 15 minutes. A grade 2 concussion is considered moderate and may include the symptoms as in grade 1 with mental status abnormalities and symptoms including amnesia that last longer than 15 minutes. A grade 3 concussion is considered severe and includes the aforementioned symptoms with any loss of consciousness.

The grading of concussion is necessary in order to determine treatment options and return to play criteria, which is very specific. In general athletes that are 18 or under are held out of athletic competition until all symptoms including headache are completely resolved. These athletes should not return to play the same day of injury, even if they just “got their bell rung” as this would be considered a grade 1 concussion. If an athlete you know sustains a concussion and the team physician or certified athletic trainer (ATC) are not present follow these home care guidelines: • • •

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Limit activity for 24 hours

Do not return to contact sports until cleared by physician or ATC Tylenol may be given for headache, but NO Aspirin and NO NSAID’s (Aleve, Motrin, ibuprofen)

Closely monitor the patient waking every 2 hours and checking for worsening symptoms

Call to arrange an appointment to see the team physician within the next 24 hours

Appearance and worsening of any of the following signs or symptoms indicates that you should consult a physician or go to the ER immediately: • • • • •

Nausea and/or vomiting

Weakness or numbness in the arm(s), leg(s), or any other part of the body Worsening headache

Are very drowsy or can’t be awakened Can’t recognize people of places


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Chickasha Football Team Playing in Honor of Fallen Teammate

Volleyball Rankings

The Chickasha community was shocked to learn of the death of junior football player Kody Turner who passed away in mid-September. The team has dedicated the season in the memory of Turner and will honor him by continuing their season after cancelling a non-district game against Noble. Liberty Drug Store in Chickasha is selling T-shirts with Kody’s name and number on the back. All procedes will go to benefit the Turner family. The Chickasha Bank and Trust Company has fund set up for anyone wishing to donate. For information on making donations call 1-405-574-8222.

Class 6A

Softball Rankings

(as of 9/14/2010 from Okrankings.com) Class 6A

(As of 9/21/2010 from Okrankings.com)

1-Edmond Memorial, 2-Edmond Santa Fe, 3-Jenks, 4-Bartlesville, 5-Union, 6-Edmond North, 7-Putnam City, 8-Norman North, 9-Broken Arrow, 10-Bixby. Class 5A

1-Bishop Kelley, 2-Bishop McGuinness, 3-Booker T. Washington, 4-Catoosa, 5-Skiatook, 6-Coweta, 7-Guymon, 8-Duncan, 9-Shawnee, 10-Carl Albert. Class 4A

1-Heritage Hall, 2-Oklahoma Bible Academy, 3-Cache, 4-Lincoln Christian, 5-Christian Heritage, 6-Cascia Hall, 7-Victory Christian, 8-Big Pasture, 9-Corn Bible, 10-Okay.

1-Edmond North, 2-Yukon, 3-Broken Arrow, 4-Moore, 5-Jenks, 6-Union, 7-Mustang, 8-Midwest City, 9-Sand Springs, 10-Owasso. Class 5A

1-Carl Albert, 2-Lawton Mac, 3-McAlester, 4-Tahlequah, 5-Pryor, 6-Grove, 7-Coweta, 8-Deer Creek, 9-El Reno, 10-Skiatook. Class 4A

1-Little Axe, 2-Blanchard, 3-Tuttle, 4-Cache, 5-Oologah, 6-Newcastle, 7-Piedmont, 8-Sequoyah Claremore, 9-Glenpool, 10-Harrah.

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1-Purcell, 2-Mt. St. Mary, 3-Washington, 4-Meeker, 5-Morris, 6-Sequoyah Tahlequah, 7-Verdigris, 8-Bethel, 9-Kellyville, 10-Caney Valley. Class 2A

1-Healdton, 2-Colbert, 3-Konawa, 4-Apache, 5-Dale, 6-Commerce, 7-Liberty, 8-Oktaha, 9-Tushka, 10-Latta. Class A

1-Fort Cobb-Broxton, 2-Dewar, 3-Roff, 4-Sterling, 5-Mooreland, 6-Velma-Alma, 7-Smithville, 8-Bray-Doyle, 9-Rattan, 10-Fletcher. Class B

1-Leedey, 2-Red Oak, 3-Sentinel, 4-Frontier, 5-Hammon, 6-Binger-Oney, 7-Tupelo, 8-Coleman, 9-Cyril, 10-Moss.

Photo by Brad Heath

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Jordan Dixon - Edmond North


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October

VYPE has combed through everyone’s schedules to give you all the big games and events that you don’t want to miss. Check out the calendar to set up your playbook every month.

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• Lawton Ike @ Yukon-FB • State Softball • 4A Volleyball Tournament B-4A • Northeast @ Crooked State Tournament Oak-FB (7th - 9th) (8th - 9th) • Mustang @ Edmond Santa Fe-FB

14 • State Softball Tournament (14th -16th)

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• SW Christian @ Community Christian-FB

• PC West @ Norman-FB • 5A-6A Volleyball • Harrah @ Santa Fe State Tournament South-FB (15th - 16th) • Edmond North @ Westmoore-FB

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• Timberlake @ Deer Creek-FB • Edmond Memorial @ Midwest City-FB • Chandler @ Perkins-Tryon-FB

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• Mustang @ US Grant-FB • Douglass @ Harrah-FB • El Reno @ Guthrie-FB

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• Christian Heritage @ Luther-FB • Cache @ Bishop McGuinness-FB • Carl Albert @ Deer Creek-FB

Key: FB=Football SB=Softball VB=Volleyball XC=Cross Country

• Regionals Cross Country

30 • Cross Country State Meet 4A-6A-Mitch Park Edmond


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