The Norman Transcript

Local Sports

April 16, 2014

Injuries taking a toll on CCS girls squad



North boys 2, Putnam City 1: OKLAHOMA CITY — Norman North boys coach Geo Claros finally saw more of what he was looking for in the second half Tuesday night at Putnam City Stadium. Only two goals found the net, from Kyle Johnson and Mauro Cichero, but the opportunities were there.

“And we’re catching about every bad break you can get,” Claros said, “and sooner or later that’s going to have to turn around.”

The Timberwolves outshot the Pirates, who scored on their only shot, 23 to 1. 

Norman High girls 10, Midwest City 0: MIDWEST CITY — The good times continue to roll for the NHS girls, who have won three straight games, all of them in District 6A-1.

Tuesday at Midwest City, the Tigers might have watched Gracie Koonce set a program record with seven points. The midfielder finished with four goals and three assists. 

Also scoring for NHS were Asha Haile, twice, Alexis Sanders, Maddie Bowman, Bailey Harris and Lexi Fowler.

The Tigers scored their last goal 5 minutes into the second half, ending the game.

Norman North girls 8, Putnam City 0: OKLAHOMA CITY — It was an easy night for coach Don Rother and the Timberwolves. Everybody got to play and many played more than one position.

“They had a good time,” Rother said of his players.

North picked up two goals from Francesca Ryan and single tallies from Sheridan Spelman, Haley Woodard, Bri Kuestersteffen, Lauren Morf and Lexi Carroll and Camille Greer.

Norman High boys 5, Midwest City 0: MIDWEST CITY — Midwest City’s soccer fortunes may be beginning to change. 

Said NHS coach Gordon Drummond said of the team the Bombers put on the field, “Midwest City had the biggest and fastest team that we’ve ever played against. They could really motor.”

The Bombers may not have soccer players yet, but they’ve got athletes on the pitch. Fortunately, skill won out for the Tigers, who got four goals from Theo Ostas and one from Matt Hockett.

Text Only | Photo Reprints
Local Sports
  • Norman football a hotbed for quarterbacks

    While Norman High searches for a new quarterback to take the reins, Norman North is entering the preseason with one of the most talented quarterbacks in the state in Oklahoma State commit John Kolar....

    August 1, 2014

  • 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