TULSA — Three local athletes as well as eight future Northeastern A&M Golden Norsemen are competing in various Oklahoma Coaches Association all-state events this week in Tulsa.
Sydney Hackwell of Miami competed in four events in the swim competition at the Jenks Aquatic Center Monday night.
Braxton Douthit will represent Wyandotte in the all-state baseball game Tuesday, July 25, at J.L. Johnson Stadium on the Oral Roberts University campus.
The small school game will be at 4:30 p.m., followed by the large school game at 7 p.m.
Wyandotte’s Zane Cutshaw was selected earlier this month as an offensive line replacement for Hagen Meservy of Jenks on the East team for the football game at Union Tuttle Stadium on Friday, July 28.
Future Norsemen who will also be on the East roster are defensive lineman Devon Bajek of Union, wide receiver England Honeybuss of Cushing and wide receiver Joe Combs of Muskogee.
Edmond Santa Fe defensive back Tony Rayburn and Davis defensive lineman Maverick McCaskill are included on the West roster.
NEO football signee Ross Shawnee of Geary was on the Small West squad for the all-state wrestling match Wednesday, July 26.
Miami’s Daniel Allen was selected for the game as an offensive lineman, but he will not play.
Running back Cole Crum of Weleetka and defensive linemen Cade Harelson of Davenport will represent eight-man football in the game.
Both played in the Oklahoma Eight Man Football Coaches Association all-star game last month at Red Robertson Field.
Harelson was the OEMFCA defensive player of the year.
Also participating in wrestling will be NEO signees Alex Kauffman of Vinita and Jack Karstetter of Sand Springs.
Kauffman will wrestle at 182 pounds on the Small East team while Karstetter will be at 138 pounds for the Large East.
Also Tuesday are tennis and volleyball.
Wrestling will be at Bixby High School’s Whitey Ford Fieldhouse, and girls’ basketball will be at the ORU’s Mabee Center on Wednesday, July 26.
The boys’ basketball game will be Thursday, July 27, at the Mabee Center.
Football will be Friday. July 28, at Union Tuttle Stadium.
NEO baseball coach Roger Ward was a speaker at several sessions of the baseball clinic on Monday, July 24.
Former Miami, Afton and Broken Bow football coach Rich Jones was among 10 inducted into the OCA Hall of Fame Saturday, July 22.
Others were Steve Odle of Kansas, Johnny Bohannon, Okemah; A.D. Burtschi, Putnam City; Ross Davis, Calera; Todd Dilbeck, Choctaw; Todd Steidley, Ponca City; Lloyd Wertman, Stroud, and Stanford White, Oklahoma City Douglass.
Bob Bodenhamer of Lawton was a distinguished service honoree.
Jim Ellis is sports editor of the Miami News-Record. He can be reached by phone at 918-542-5508 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow him on Twitter @mnrsportsguy.