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June 15, 2014

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NORMAN — Flapjack fundraiser

The Norman High School cheerleading squad will be hosting a Flapjack Fundraiser from 7 to 10 a.m. Saturday at the Applebee’s located at 500 Ed Noble Parkway in Norman. All proceeds raised will be used by the team members to offset competition costs throughout the season and help fund an end-of-year banquet. Tickets are $7 and can be purchased at the door or by calling 408-1229.

Gridiron glory

Teams from Norman, Jenks, Tulsa Union and Texas participated in the first open 7 on 7 State Championship for grades 4-7th. The tournament was hosted at Harve Collins Field in a joint effort between the Norman Optimist Club and the INFL out of Broken Arrow. 

Two local teams competed in the championship with one winning a state title and the other placing as a runner-up. 

Pictured, right, 6th grade Whittier Warriors 7/7 football team. These young men defeated the defending Texas 7/7 State Champions to win the title 29-14. After a 14-14 tie at halftime, the to be 7th grade WMS team shut the defending champs out in the second half and scored 15 unanswered points. 

Pictured bottom right are the 5th grade Norman Dawgs who competed against Jenks Silver in the championship game.

Heavy lifting

The Team Metro Weightlifting Club of Norman recently entered eight lifters in the T-Town Open Weightlifting Championships in Tulsa. Patrick Lowe, Jon May, Lauren Tillery, Caden Grissom, Trevor Nimmo, Caylin Nimmo and Currin Harp each won a gold medal and Kennan Spurgin won a silver medal. Patrick Lowe was awarded the outstanding lifter award.

Shown, below, from left: Currin Harp, Patrick Lowe, Caylin Nimmo, Jon May, Trevor Nimmo, Lauren Tillery, Keenan Spurgin, Caden Grissom and coach Bob White, Jr.

— Transcript Staff

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