Westmoore will look very different this season.
WARR ACRES — Quarterback Daniel Hishaw Jr. might be Moore's most explosive player, but the Lions need more than one guy to power their offense.
MOORE — Following Wednesday's 7-on-7 scrimmage against Putnam City North and Moore, Southmoore safety Donovan Gaines shouted, “This is our field, and if you don't want to be here, get off it.”
What a season. It may seem routine, at this point, for Patty Gasso to lead the Sooners to a national championship. After all, she’s done it three times in the last five seasons and four times over her stellar career.
While most of the state was competing in tournaments, the Southmoore and Community Christian basketball squads were at practice, trying to get better.
The ref's hand hit the mat just before the second period buzzer. It was so close he had to double check with the clock operator if the pin was made in time.
Southmoore’s quarterfinal loss to Jenks was a disappointing way to end the season, but it seemed like each SaberCat senior had a special moment in their final game.
Westmoore never received the opportunity to tie the game, yet the series of events that got the Jaguars as close as they got still made for an insane final few minutes.
Westmoore fully understands it’s in for a battle when it heads to unbeaten Jenks Friday. But the Jags have one thing going for them: they can score a lot of points.
Not who we thought they were: Moore has to be the favorite against Owasso Friday at home. Just two years ago, that would have sounded crazy. The Lions have have risen above their recent history that includes three winless seasons the last five years and Owasso has slipped after reaching the state semifinals from 2010-12. Last year, Moore took a step forward in the series, losing 34-14 after being beaten 66-9 in 2013. Maybe it wins Friday.
OKLAHOMA CITY - Amanda Moreno's first big hit of the 6A Fast-pitch State Tournament didn't produce, but thankfully for Moore it wasn't her last.
Historic matchup: Moore and Mustang have been trending in different directions over the past decade. The Lions' last win in the series came a year prior to the opening of Southmoore in 2007. Mustang has become a football power in part due to staying a single high school district. The Broncos have won the last four in the series by a combined score of 209-29, but this could the be the closest contest since the thrilling 61-51 Mustang win in 2006.
On four drives in the third quarter, No. 7 Westmoore's defense held Edmond Memorial to just six yards on offense, 25 penalty yards and no first downs.
EDMOND — Following a flurry of Edmond North miscues, Westmoore took a sizable lead and its defense clung to it until the clock hit zero.
Southmoore is known for its offensive firepower, but it's the back end of the defense that has the coaching staff optimistic against Class 6A-II Deer Creek.
With spring football wrapping up and the high school programs turning their attention toward their summer pride programs, it feels like there's plenty of optimism for the 2016 football season.
OKLAHOMA CITY – Each year, the Oklahoma Hall of Fame offers the four-year, $10,000 John W. and Mary D. Nichols Scholarship to Oklahoma high school seniors. Students must be nominated for the scholarship by an adult, and the deadline is Friday, Feb. 26.
OKLAHOMA CITY – The Oklahoma Hall of Fame is accepting nominations for the 89th annual Oklahoma Hall of Fame induction, the highest honor an Oklahoman can receive from the state.
LAWRENCE, Kansas — When the starting quarterback is out early in the third quarter and several of his key weapons join him shortly afterward, it’s typically a doomsday scenario.
Westmoore senior Sydney Chastain was named a state finalist for the Wendy’s High School Heisman. She is one of 20 from Oklahoma to be in the running for the award.
The Oklahoma Secondary School Activities Association released the 2015 Fast-Pitch State Championship brackets Friday morning. Southmoore (35-2) and Moore (32-4) find themselves on opposite ends of the bracket, which could mean a match up in the title game.
The five days preceding the second Saturday in October are normally chaotic for Oklahoma players. Media scrutiny intensifies when all eyes turn to the Red River Rivalry.
After strolling through west side opponents in the team’s first four games, Southmoore’s finally faced its first true test of the season against Owasso on Thursday.
NEWCASTLE — Two important events took place Sunday at the annual Thunder Blue and White Scrimmage. First, Kevin Durant hit his first two shots from 3-point range.
A year ago Braxton Bohrofen and James Palmer had great seats for one of the best offensive attacks in the state. As freshman, they were able to watch a veteran crew at Westmoore make amazing comebacks and game-winning plays with frequency.
After three weeks of competition, the non-district portion of the season has come to an end for area teams. District action kicks off this week for Moore (1-2), Westmoore (1-2) and Southmoore (1-2).
Mike Hotchkins stood near the 40-yard line drenched in sweat. With his hat on backwards, a medal around his neck and cradling a trophy, the Westmoore running back looked spent.
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