Norman North Timberwolves
Norman, OK 73069
Record: 0-0 | Unranked
Boys Basketball | | John McKelvey | The Norman Transcript
Norman North coach Bryan Merritt sat in his office shaking his head.
As his players walked out of the locker room holding the program's fourth straight regional title, he was left wondering how it happened.
“We acted like we didn't know it was for a regional championship,” Merritt said. “To be honest, I think we stole that game.”
By hitting 15 of 23 free throws and both of their shots in the fourth quarter, the No. 2 Timberwolves survived rival No. 16 Edmond North 69-68 Monday at North Gym. They had little to do with the de
| Clay Horning | The Norman Transcript
Two days into the Class 6A regional playoffs and all four Norman teams remain standing.
Also, all four play Monday evening and only one — the Norman North boys — appear to be a clear favorite.
Though the games are regional championships, they need not be won to advance.
Having won their playoff opener, the Norman High and North boys and girls have all advanced to this weekend’s area tournament brackets and must lose twice between now and the state tournament to be eliminated from the postseason.
Boys Basketball | | Clay Horning | The Norman Transcript
Of course, Capitol Hill was overmatched. That’s the whole idea when you’ve earned the state’s No. 2 seed entering the class 6A playoffs on your home court.
Still, the Norman North boys weren’t supposed to do two of the things it did Saturday night against the Red Foxes.
They weren’t supposed to score just two of the game’s first 10 points. Nor, probably, were they supposed to outscore Capitol Hill by 57 points the rest of the way.
Yet, both happened and it added up to a 103-52 victory.
Football | | The Oklahoman
Norman North football coach Brent Barnes, who helped build one of the state’s top programs, is the latest coach to leave the state.
Barnes informed his team Friday morning that he has been named the new head coach at Scottsdale Chapparal High School in Arizona, a source close to the program told The Oklahoman.
Norman Public Schools athletic director TD O'Hara confirmed Barnes had resigned.
"He’s definitely put his stamp on the program," O'Hara said. "We appreciate all of the time, the effort and the energy...
| Ben Johnson
Skordle and Oklahoma Sports Network have partnered together to provide scores and in-depth analysis for viewers in southwest Oklahoma.
Oklahoma Sports Network provides free high definition online broadcasts of high school and collegiate athletics in Lawton, Duncan, Cache and Elgin. This year, OSN’s broadcasts will feature a scroll on the screen with scores from across the state, courtesy of Skordle.
“We are ecstatic about the mutual partnership,” OSN’s Eric Sharum said. “We’re excited to provide scores and highlights from games across the state. This will take us into a new generation of broadcasting.”Also on Friday nights, OSN will broadcast a wrap-up show called the “Final Score.” Hosts Kyle Vrska and Christian Lawyer will breakdown down the action from around the state.
| Ben Johnson
Look back at 2017
2017 district champs
4A-1: Heritage Hall - Everyone
should have seen it coming from the start. Heritage Hall took down John
Marshall -- who went on to win the Class 3A title -- in the first week
of the season, and the Chargers just stampeded their way through 4A-1,
as well. Clinton came the closest to knocking off Heritage Hall, 28-24,
in week four but Heritage Hall ended up polishing off a 14-0 campaign
with a title game victory over Ada.
4A-2: Ada - The
Cougars endured some brutal losses to Ardmore and Carl Albert in
non-district play, but it prepared Ada for what was up ahead in 4A-2
play. The Cougars' only blemish in district competition was to Tuttle,
but Ada ended up knocking off Blanchard for the tiebreaker at the end of
the year when both finished atop the standings. Then Ada went on to
knock off Oologah in the quarterfinals, and the Cougars marched all the
way to the title game, where Heritage Hall ended up prevailing.
4A-3: Wagoner - Few figured there'd be many teams to stand between Wagoner and Heritage Hall ultimately meeting in the 4A title game. The Bulldogs owned the state's longest winning streak (48) after another unbeaten run through 4A-3 and a first round playoff victory over Poteau. But trouble arrived in the form of Blanchard, who ended the Bulldogs' unbeaten run at Odom Stadium.