The Norman Transcript

Local Sports

October 11, 2012

T-Wolves’ Meyer to get back on field

NORMAN — Norman North receiver and sometimes-quarterback Channing Meyer suffered a minor injury two weeks ago, and coaches held him out of last week’s game against US Grant, bringing into question whether or not he would be back on the field this week.

Fortunately for the T-Wolves, coach Wade Standley said Meyer was held out of that game, a 56-0 victory over the Generals, just to be safe.

“He’s back on the field and will play this week,” he said. “We sat him out last week mostly as a precaution.”

Watching for district games: While Norman High will have its hands full with Southmoore on Friday, there’s another District 6A-4 game this week that will have just as much of an impact on the race for a district title.

Edmond Santa Fe, which sits atop the district standings along with NHS, hosts Lawton tonight in a clash of two top-10 teams. Edmond Santa Fe defeated Southmoore three weeks ago, and still has a game remaining against NHS on Oct. 19. With an NHS win and a Santa Fe loss, the Tigers could find themselves sitting a half-game ahead of everyone else in the district heading into the final month of the season.

“You’re going to start to see everything in the district take shape after this week,” NHS coach Greg Nation said. “That makes this a huge game for us.”

Must-win games: It’s not just the Norman schools in need of a win this week. Several area teams are in desperate need of wins this week to either cling to or improve their playoff chances.

Purcell (2-4, 0-3) is clinging to playoff hopes after falling to a surprising 0-3 in district play. The Dragons travel to Dickson (3-2, 1-2) this week to try to get a win. If the Dragons are to make the playoffs again, Dickson is one of at least two teams they’ll have to jump.

Washington (4-2, 2-1), on the other hand, will look to solidify its positioning in District 2A-3. There are five teams with a record of 2-1 or better in district play, including Comanche (4-2, 2-1), which travels to Washington to meet the Warriors on Friday.

— Corbin Hosler

For local news and more, subscribe to The Norman Transcript Smart Edition, or our print edition.

1
Text Only | Photo Reprints
Local Sports
  • 498415327SB20543_Sky_Shock How Paris got her groove back

    TULSA — It looked like it came easily to Courtney Paris. The minute she stepped foot on the campus at the University of Oklahoma in 2005, it seemed she was already an All-American and destroying the competition in the Big 12 and across the ...

    July 31, 2014 1 Photo

  • Three Tigers competing for quarterback

    While some teams have had questions surrounding the quarterback position in recent years, Norman High has seen relative stability. Thanks to a three-year run by Zach Long followed up by Jakcob Dean’s ascendance last season, the Tigers ...

    July 31, 2014

  • Brace yourselves for what is likely bumpy road to playoffs

    In October of 2005, back when Butch Peters had Norman High ranked No. 5 on the gridiron and Karin Sexson had Norman North ranked No. 1 on the volleyball court, I wrote a column under the headline: “Two great teams … Who cares.” It was all ...

    July 30, 2014

  • Clash Football It’s a whole new ball game for Tigers and Timberwolves

    With just over two weeks until football practice officially begins Aug. 11, everyone is busy preparing for the upcoming season. After all, it’s one that will be unlike any other....

    July 30, 2014 1 Photo

  • USA Basketball Durant tells media that he’s not looking too far ahead

    While most of the NBA’s offseason has been focused on players going home, max contracts and who gets Kevin Love, the reigning MVP has been pretty low key. Oklahoma City’s Kevin Durant has stayed in the shadows for the most part while ...

    July 30, 2014 1 Photo

  • Tang making a splash on state level

    The Sooner Swim Club has produced a long string of great athletes in Norman. Norman North has won back-to-back state championships and senior Justin Wu owns several state records and last week qualified for the U.S. National swim meet. The ...

    July 29, 2014

  • Zac Selmon joins UNC as associate AD

    Zac Selmon, an associate director of athletic development with the Sooner Club since 2012, has been hired by North Carolina as an associate athletic director and special assistant to Tar Heel athletics director Bubba Cunningham....

    July 28, 2014

  • OSSAA releases enrollment figures

    The Oklahoma Secondary School Activities Association released the preliminary 2014-15 ADM for classification purposes Friday and not much has changed for many of the area schools. Moore (2,265), Norman North (2,180), Westmoore (2,090), ...

    July 26, 2014

  • Swim regionals 1 Norman North’s Justin Wu qualifies for U.S. national

    Justin Wu made history last week when he qualified for the U.S. national swim meet. A senior at Norman North, Wu already owned several state records when he outpaced a field of college swimmers in the event....

    July 26, 2014 1 Photo

  • Woodard joins successful soccer team in Stillwater

    Haley Woodard has been one of the preeminent multi-sport stars in the state for several years. The Norman North senior is a state champion in track and soccer and has been an integral part of a basketball team that’s been to back-to-back ...

    July 24, 2014