The Norman Transcript


October 7, 2013

Norman North win over Yukon comes with high cost

NORMAN — While Friday’s 45-42 victory over Yukon was huge for Norman North and may have the Timberwolves on track to repeat as District 6A-3 champions, it’s one win that may come with a cost.

Both quarterback David Cornwell and tight end Tyler Sipe went out with injuries during the game, and both could be serious.

The scarier one came when Sipe went down. The tight end laid prone on the ground for nearly 30 minutes before being carted off the field and transferred to the hospital with an apparent neck injury.

The good news is that Sipe had full control of his extremities after the injury, and flashed a thumbs-up to the team as he left the field. That’s a good sign for Sipe because it means it’s likely not a severe spinal cord injury, the most devastating injury any football player could face because they can cause paralysis. Coach Wade Standley described Sipe’s trip to the hospital as precautionary, though there is no timetable for his return.

Likewise, Cornwell’s fate won’t be known for a day or two. The Alabama commit will have tests run and coaches should know more in the coming days.

The senior went down with a right knee injury after trying to secure a loose ball on a blocked punt. Cornwell, who handles the punting duties for the Timberwolves out of the quick kick formation, had to pick up a low snap off the ground to kick it in the second quarter on Friday, and the Millers knocked the ball away, leading to Cornwell’s desperate scramble to recover it.

Warriors roll after delay: While most high school games Friday were able to finish before heavy rains moved in, Washington’s game against Hobart never got out of the first half.

Text Only | Photo Reprints
  • 498415327SB20543_Sky_Shock Paris didn’t give up when instant success eluded her

    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

  • Sooners will have to do the right thing eventually

    Don’t read anything into the non-suspension suspension Oklahoma leveled at true freshman running back Joe Mixon Wednesday....

    July 31, 2014

  • In this case, Sooner fans can rest easy

    OKLAHOMA CITY — The Sooner Caravan ended its summer run at the Jim Thorpe Museum and Oklahoma Sports Hall of Fame Wednesday night. OU coach Bob Stoops did not take questions, but one of the major topics was the $370 million renovation to ...

    July 31, 2014

  • 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

  • Indians trade Justin Masterson to Cardinals

    CLEVELAND — The Indians had little choice but to give up Justin Masterson. The trade doesn’t mean they’re going to surrender the season....

    July 31, 2014

  • Cowboys sign tackle Smith to 8-year extension

    OXNARD, Calif. — Tyron Smith has a new contract that will probably make him the most important blocker for the next Dallas quarterback after Tony Romo....

    July 31, 2014

  • Quarterback questions abound with big stars gone from SEC offenses

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. — Quarterback battles and signal-caller questions abound in the Southeastern Conference going into preseason camps around the league. Big names, not so much....

    July 31, 2014

  • Jones says Brent out of rehab, NFL question next

    OXNARD, Calif. — Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones says former defensive tackle Josh Brent is out of rehabilitation and could have his future with the NFL resolved before the team leaves training camp in California in two weeks....

    July 31, 2014

  • Ives to crew chief for Dale Jr. in 2015

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. — There was no shortage of candidates to replace Steve Letarte as Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s crew chief The list of applicants was long, but Hendrick Motorsports has always liked to groom its own talent. So the organization ...

    July 31, 2014

  • Gustafson wants Gordon’s team focused on Chase

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Jeff Gordon viewed his Brickyard 400 win as a turning point for his race team. Confidence had been building with every strong run, but his victory at Indianapolis Motor Speedway pushed his crew to another level. It was ...

    July 31, 2014