NORMAN — Norman North’s Bri Kuestersteffen is headed to New York City.
The senior was named the Oklahoma representative for the Wendy’s High School Heisman at a ceremony on Thursday and will travel to New York City for the national award ceremony on Dec. 13, a televised event hosted by ESPN. She is one of 12 finalists for the award.
Kuestersteffen, who led the Timberwolves to last year’s state tournament in basketball, stars on the soccer squad and is also involved in her school’s drama program. She plans on playing soccer at UAB next year.
North was awarded $2,000 for Kuestersteffen’s nomination, and will receive another $10,000 if she wins the award. She would win a championship trophy and $500 Wendy’s gift card.
Barrett qualifies for national meet: Norman North’s Ben Barrett won the Class 6A cross country title a month ago, and things are only getting better for the junior.
Barrett, along with North’s state
championship girls’ team, competed at a regional meet that feeds the Nike Cross Nationals meet. North’s girls’ team finished seventh at the meet and won’t advance, but Barrett finished fourth and moves on to compete at the national meet on Dec. 7 in Portland, Ore.
Barrett finished the regional meet with a time of 15:37.17, nine seconds off the winner’s pace. He is the first Oklahoma runner to attend the meet.
Westmoore advances to rematch with Jenks
Westmoore pulled off the biggest upset of the season on Saturday, upsetting undefeated Lawton in a game that was rescheduled from Friday night.
The 28-15 victory was Westmoore’s biggest win of the season and the statement win that was the only thing missing from the Jaguars’ 8-2 regular season. Their previous losses were to the state’s No. 1 and No. 4 teams in Jenks and Broken Arrow, both of which advanced to the state semifinals.
Westmoore earns a rematch with Jenks, with kickoff set for 7:30 p.m. Friday at Yukon. When the two teams played in Week 7 it was in cold and windy conditions that played havoc with both teams’ offenses, but especially Westmoore’s spread passing attack.
The only west-side team still alive, the Jaguars will have a chance to advance the state title game if they can upset the undefeated Trojans.
Basketball season set to begin: With football season drawing to a close, basketball season is set to open next week.
Norman North begins its season by hosting Edmond Memorial on Dec. 3, while NHS will host Westmoore. The North girls and the NHS boys both travel to Durant the following weekend for an early-season tournament.
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