3A/4A dual state roundup: Tigers’ Ten: Tuttle breezes to another dual title
by Ben Johnson (@BenJohnsonTUL) 2/10/2019 5:20:00 PM
SHAWNEE -- Every wrestling team that entered FireLake Arena on Friday and Saturday scored teams points somewhere along the way. Except for the three that faced Tuttle. The Tigers put a chokehold on the Class 4A field and breezed to the...
5A/6A dual state roundup: Taylor sends Skiatook to first title
by Ben Johnson (@BenJohnsonTUL) 2/10/2019 4:54:13 PM
SHAWNEE -- It all came down to Mitchell Lance or Josh Taylor. Fortunately for Skiatook, it had a state champion ready to roll with a Class 5A dual state championship on the line.Taylor, last year’s 5A champion at 120 pounds as a freshman, s...
DUAL STATE: Previews and class predictions
by Ben Johnson (@BenJohnsonTUL) 2/8/2019 12:38:13 AM
Postseason wrestling is here. The dual state tournament kicks things off this weekend in Shawnee at Firelake Arena. Here’s everything you need to know before the first dual begins.*All championship duals will be at 6:30 p.m. SaturdayClass 6...
Trent Worley named head coach at Kiefer
by Ben Johnson (@BenJohnsonTUL) 2/5/2019 3:42:33 PM
KIEFER -- Trent Worley is a small-town kid at heart. Plus, he and his wife Ashley have most of their family living in northeast Oklahoma.That made the head coaching vacancy at Kiefer so intriguing.And sure enough, Worley was named the Troja...
SKORDLE NOTEBOOK: Tuttle wins big in California
by Ben Johnson (@BenJohnsonTUL) 1/30/2019 4:38:09 PM
Tuttle went west and struck gold over the weekend. Not far from gold rush areas in northern California, the Tigers won the 2019 MidCals Tournament in Gilroy on Saturday.Luke Surber (152), Dustin Plott (170) and Carson Berryhill (195) each w...
Aaron Meier steps down as Catoosa head coach
by Ben Johnson (@BenJohnsonTUL) 1/29/2019 12:36:16 PM
Aaron Meier, the longest-tenured head football coach at Catoosa in three decades, stepped down as the Indians’ coach on Monday. Meier will continue working for Catoosa Pubic Schools in an upper administration role.Both Meier and athletic di...
Gaylor taking over as Jenks DC
by Ben Johnson (@BenJohnsonTUL) 1/26/2019 10:20:02 AM
A familiar defensive presence is returning to a traditional Class 6AI power for the 2019 campaign.Adam Gaylor, most recently the defensive coordinator at Mustang, is joining the Jenks football staff to serve as defensive coordinator under h...
COACHING NEWS: Rashaun Woods next head coach at Enid, per sources
by Ben Johnson (@BenJohnsonTUL) 1/9/2019 4:07:27 PM
Rashaun Woods is in line to become Enid’s next head football coach, according to multiple sources on Thursday afternoon. The Oklahoman first reported Woods to Enid.Attempts to reach Woods for confirmation have been unsuccessful.One source i...
BREAKING NEWS: Oologah ousts head coach, per sources
by Ben Johnson (@BenJohnsonTUL) 9/5/2018 10:09:12 PM
Oologah has removed Chase Kime as head football coach, Skordle has learned through multiple sources on Wednesday night.Attempts to contact Oologah superintendent Max Tanner were unsuccessful to confirm the change. One source indicated ...
Zero Week rankings
by Ben Johnson (@BenJohnsonTUL) 8/19/2018 2:48:50 AM
Skordle will provide rankings each week throughout the football season. Here are the top 10 in each class before action starts in Zero Week...Class 6AI1. Union2. Owasso3. Broken Arrow4. Jenks5. Norman North6. Mustang7. Westmoore8. Norman9. ...
Skordle, OSN joining together this football season
by Ben Johnson (@BenJohnsonTUL) 8/10/2018 11:30:59 AM
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Broadbent tabbed to lead Leedey girls
by Michael Swisher (@michaelswisher) 6/15/2018 8:54:28 PM
He’s not returning home - or even that close - but Luke Broadbent’s next coaching stop will certainly feel that way.Broadbent last Tuesday was approved as the next girls’ basketball coach at Leedey.Carpenter succeeds Lance Carpenter, who ha...
Garber lures Lamle away from Shattuck
by Michael Swisher (@michaelswisher) 6/8/2018 1:36:08 PM
The allure of being closer to home is real and that helped Will Jones land the coach he thinks will get Garber football and baseball back on the map.Garber’s board of education Friday afternoon unanimously approved Blake Lamle as the school...
OSSAA June meeting roundup: Holland Hall gains full OSSAA membership
by Ben Johnson (@BenJohnsonTUL) 6/8/2018 9:06:03 AM
Holland Hall is officially official now.The Dutch, after joining the OSSAA ranks following a departure from the Southwest Preparatory Conference, had to go through a two-year provisional period before the Oklahoma Secondary School Activitie...
Walden named Red Oak boys basketball coach
by Ben Johnson (@BenJohnsonTUL) 6/6/2018 10:31:11 AM
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Chicago Cubs draft Broken Arrow's Kohl Franklin
by Ben Johnson (@BenJohnsonTUL) 6/5/2018 11:19:50 PM
Baseball scouts didn’t many chances to see Kohl Franklin in 2018. The Broken Arrow senor was nursing a fractured foot while his Tiger teammates were making a run to the Class 6A state tournament.But was he worried about his name being c...
Skordle Showdown: State's best 7-on-7 coming soon
by Michael Swisher (@michaelswisher) 5/30/2018 2:49:46 PM
Work don’t stop.Beast don’t rest.Football is life.Swisher reigns supreme.Three of those slogans will be on full display the fourth weekend in June when the Skordle Showdown lands on both sides of the state, bringing you the biggest and best...
Union rallies for 6A crown
by Ben Johnson (@BenJohnsonTUL) 5/16/2018 10:05:12 AM
6A: Union rallies late, walks it off for state title TULSA — Zack Doak’s stuff wasn’t working against Westmoore. Yet, the Union senior ended up with gold in his hands following Union’s 3-2 dramatic victory in the Cl...
Assistant Keith Riggs to take over at Jenks
by Ben Johnson (@BenJohnsonTUL) 5/4/2018 4:06:01 PM
Jenks has found Allan Trimble’s heir apparent. On Friday afternoon, Jenks football’s Twitter account announced that the school district had selected Keith Riggs as the new head football coach.“Excited to announce that Asst. HC &am...
Shidler beats Dover twice in same game after OSSAA calls for resumption of contest
by Michael Swisher (@michaelswisher) 4/27/2018 5:01:43 PM
Dover’s baseball season ended Friday afternoon when Dylan Walker struck out to end a 5-2 defeat to Shidler in a Class B regional consolation game in Drummond.It ended the same way thousands and thousands of games before it had ended…only it...
Eric Smith to take over Dale girls program
by Michael Swisher (@michaelswisher) 4/27/2018 7:22:07 AM
One of the top names in Oklahoma high school girls basketball coaching circles is heading to one of the state’s most tradition-rich programs.Eric Smith has accepted the girls basketball position at Dale. He made the decision earlier this we...
Duncan tabs Cobble as new head coach
by Ben Johnson (@BenJohnsonTUL) 4/26/2018 4:47:55 PM
DUNCAN — J.T. Cobble is the new head football coach at Duncan High School, after the school board approved the hire at Thursday night's special meeting.Cobble takes over for Craig Benson, who was at the helm for Duncan the past four seasons...
Victory Christian 'Dubs' Maddox as next coach
by Ben Johnson (@BenJohnsonTUL) 4/23/2018 1:48:40 PM
TULSA — Cross Dub Maddox’s name off the list of potential replacements for Allan Trimble at Jenks. On Monday, Victory Christian named Maddox as its new head coach, replacing Ron Smith who stepped down in late March.The school confirmed...
Justin Jones to be named North North’s head coach
by Ben Johnson (@BenJohnsonTUL) 4/17/2018 8:38:24 AM
Norman North is slated to name Justin Jones as the Timberwolves’ new head football coach at Monday night’s board meeting, several sources have indicated.The Oklahoman’s Jacob Unruh first reported Norman North’s intention to hire Jones on Mo...
Trimble makes retirement official
by Ben Johnson (@BenJohnsonTUL) 4/12/2018 3:47:36 PM
JENKS — Allan Trimble has acquired plenty of hardware throughout his coaching career. But he’ll treasure the sentimental items more as he ventures into retirement, which for him begins June 30.“It’s not the trophies,” Trimble said when aske...
Ron Smith steps down at Victory Christian
by Ben Johnson (@BenJohnsonTUL) 3/26/2018 1:31:33 PM
TULSA — Ron Smith’s return to coaching was a successful one. After initially retiring after stepping down at Bartlesville, Smith returned to coaching at Victory Christian in 2015, and the Conquerors never missed a beat.Smith, though, has st...
Eli Hale Wins National Title
by Ben Johnson (@BenJohnsonTUL) 3/22/2018 2:38:56 PM
Leaving Oklahoma State to transfer to Central Oklahoma wasn’t easy for him. But Eli Hale made the move with one thing in mind: being a national champion.He accomplished exactly that when he dominated Upper Iowa’s Maleek Williams in the Divi...
Oologah football coaching hire
by Ben Johnson (@BenJohnsonTUL) 3/11/2018 8:50:14 PM
OOLOGAH — Chase Kime is set to become Oologah’s next head football coach, according to multiple sources this weekend. The decision could be finalized as soon as Monday with Oologah’s school board set to meet at 6 p.m.Under “action items to ...
Kirckhart steps down
by Ben Johnson (@BenJohnsonTUL) 3/8/2018 6:47:39 PM
Chad Kirkhart has stepped down as head football coach at Hilldale High School. Kirkhart confirmed the move on Thursday afternoon.He steps down after compiling a 74-23 record in eight seasons. The Hornets picked up district titles on Kirkhar...
HS football coaches on the move
by Ben Johnson (@BenJohnsonTUL) 3/7/2018 4:50:50 PM
Davis High School, in an effort to fill the vacancy left by long-time football coach Jody Weber, tabled the hiring of a head football coach on Tuesday night at a special board of education meeting. Weber stepped down in January after leadin...



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