All-Edmond volleyball 2012
Player of the Year
Memorial senior outside hitter
“No one works harder than McKenna Qualls,” Memorial coach Natalie Murray said.
That hard work showed as the three-year starter, who started at outside hitter on the Bulldogs’ 2010 state championship squad, put in 376 kills, 362 digs and 54 aces in 2012. Murray also called Qualls her best serve-receive passer.
Qualls’ experience and leadership helped Memorial to a 31-5 record and a berth in the state championship game.
“We have a lot of hard workers at Memorial, but she set a precedent that every underclassman can look to and strive to be like for years to come. It’s not just what she did on the court, but how she was an inspiration for our girls that are coming up,” Murray said.
Qualls has committed to play for Oral Roberts University in Tulsa next year.
North senior middle hitter
The All-Stater made all-tournament teams at Union, Stillwater, Santa Fe’s Heather Harkness Invitational and at the state tournament. She brought in 29 aces, 217 kills, a .447 hitting %, a 53.6 kill % and 51 blocks.
Santa Fe senior libero
The Wolves’ senior leader broke a 20-year Santa Fe single-season record in digs with 620, and chipped in 55 aces. She made All-State and has verbally committed to play at the University of Oklahoma.
North senior outside hitter
After making an astounding comeback after being injured her junior year, she led the Huskies to the state semifinals, made All-State and ended with 12 aces, 173 kills, a .210 hitting %, a 37.9 kill %, 2.07 passer rating, 12 blocks and 83 digs.
Santa Fe junior setter
After missing the first half of the season while helping the U.S.women’s sitting volleyball team win a silver medal at the London Paralympics, she came on and was a huge part of the Wolves’ strong second-half finish that put them in the state quarterfinals, with 424 assists, 147 digs and 34 aces.
Memorial senior outside hitter
The Oklahoma City University commit led Memorial in kills with 384 and showed defensive skills with 316 digs.
North junior libero
North’s defensive leader made the all-tournament teams at the Stillwater Invitational and the Union Tournament, and turned in 323 digs, 51 aces and a 2.28 passer rating.
Memorial senior setter
The senior brought leadership and versatility to the Bulldogs, and accounted for 169 kills, 38 aces, 417 assists and a .402 hitting %. She committed to play at Southwest Baptist University..
Santa Fe sophomore middle hitter
The Wolves’ leading offensive weapon was tops on the team in kills (360), hitting percentage (.370), blocks (94) and serve percentage (94.4), and had 27 service aces.
Memorial soph. setter
Memorial soph. libero
Memorial soph. middle blocker
Memorial soph. middle blocker
North junior outside hitter
42 aces, 199 kills, 219 digs, .195 hitting %, 1.94 passer rating
North senior right side hitter
130 kills, 17.5 blocks, 1.76 passer rating, .226 hit %
Hannah Rose Frohling
North freshman setter
33 aces, 158 kills, 18 blocks, 1.84 passer rating
Santa Fe senior right side hitter
All-State, with 29 blocks, 173 kills and a .180 hit %
Santa Fe sophomore setter
635 assists, led with 72 aces
Santa Fe junior outside hitter
261 kills, a .193 hitting %, 39 blocks
The Edmond Sun’s All-Edmond teams are voted on by area coaches and decided by Sun staff.
All-Edmond volleyball 2012
Deer Creek loses nail-biter; Memorial boys fall to Tulsa Union
The Deer Creek Antlers were just seconds away from entering the Class 5A state tournament, but Del City’s Brett Cannon scored on a reverse layup on a back-door move with one second left to down Deer Creek 47-45 in overtime in an area championship contest at Catoosa High School.
“We’re playing really well,” Antler skipper Matt Bailey said following the nail-biter. “They got us with the last shot in overtime.”
Deer Creek will face the winner of the McAlester/Durant game Saturday at 6:30 at Sapulpa High School in the area consolation title game with a trip to the big dance on the line.
After impressive road series, OC’s Coats receives NCCAA pitching honor
Oklahoma Christian’s Shea Coats was honored Tuesday as the National Christian College Athletic Association’s softball pitching student-athlete of the week.
Coats, a freshman from Tuttle, was honored for her performance as the Lady Eagles won two of three games last weekend at Texas-Permian Basin. Coats threw a complete-game 1-hitter to lead Oklahoma Christian to a 3-0 win in the series opener, then threw two perfect innings in relief to earn the save as the Lady Eagles took the series finale 6-2.
In her nine innings of work, Coats struck out 11 batters while walking four. She currently ranks fifth in the Heartland Conference in strikeouts with 46, in 43 innings of work.
She is the first OC softball player to win a NCCAA weekly award this season.
Broncho Gibbs stacks up honors
Central Oklahoma’s Josh Gibbs was a repeat first-team selection on the All-Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association Team that was released by the league office Tuesday.
The 6-5 senior forward is averaging 20.7 points, 11.3 rebounds, 2.4 assists and 1.2 steals a game .
Gibbs, who leads the league in rebounds and ranks third in scoring, has had 17 double-doubles this season. He’s also second in the MIAA in 3-pointers per game with 2.4, having made 66 treys while shooting 38.8 percent from beyond the arc.
SLIDESHOW: Lady Wolves win Area basketball title
The Edmond Santa Fe Lady Wolves won the Area basketball title with a win over Norman North at Choctaw Thursday evening.
Santa Fe thwarts Norman North offense
The Edmond Santa Fe Lady Wolves added another plaque to their collection and took one more step toward a gold ball Thursday night.
Edmond took down a feisty Norman North squad 64-47 at Choctaw High School to win the Class 6A west area tournament and advance to the state tournament that begins March 13.
“We’re going to enjoy that for tomorrow and now we’ve got to go find who we play on Saturday and we’re going to focus,” said Paul Bass, Santa Fe head coach. “It’s one game at a time. We’re 24-1, but that really doesn’t matter because now we’re in the third tournament of the year for us. This is the one that’s most important — get to state and try to get that gold ball.”
Defensive battle falls in favor of Deer Creek
A pair of defensive teams coming out on each other, both 20-5 Deer Creek and 20-5 Collinsville played to a 20-19 score after three periods with the Lady Antlers on top Thursday night at Owasso High School in a Class 5A area championship game.
The final panel wasn’t much different, as Deer Creek used two mammoth defensive plays by Dakota Vann to stave off the Cardinals 31-28 and advance to the state tournament beginning March 13.
“Last week at practice, I told the girls that the road to get back to the state tournament was that somebody was going to have to make a play,” defending state champion Deer Creek coach Totsy Manning said after the victory over Collinsville. “I told the girls to go out and make a good play.”
Vann, a 5-10 junior, did just that — twice.
Bartlesville’s 6-2 star forward Hailey Tucker averaged over 22 points a game for the Lady Bruins this year.
But not with Edmond Memorial’s Elise Wyatt on her.
Thursday night in a Class 6A area consolation contest at Sapulpa High School, Wyatt and the Lady Bulldogs ended Bartlesville’s season and stayed alive in the high school playoffs with a 48-42 triumph. Memorial will tip off with Putnam North — a team that beat the Lady ‘Dogs at the final horn in the semifinals of the Bruce Gray Invitational — at 1:30 Saturday at Catoosa High School in a do-or-die contest to make it to the state tournament.
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USA sitting volleyball hires Kraeer as UCO-based mens sitting team head coach
The University of Central Oklahoma-based U.S. mens sitting volleyball team welcomes a new head coach, Quinton Kraeer. The university is the official training site for both the mens and womens sitting volleyball teams.
Kraeer will take over the mens program after serving as an assistant for the last several months. He brings nine years of volleyball coaching experience to the team and has served as a pipeline assistant for both the mens and womens teams since 2008.
2014 Majestic Roofing High School Baseball Series coming to Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark
The Oklahoma City RedHawks have announced the schedule for the fourth annual Majestic Roofing High School Baseball Series, set to begin this week at Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark.
The series begins with three games Saturday and will culminate Saturday, April 5 during the Mayor’s Cup, featuring a triple-header between the three high schools from Edmond and Moore.
The Majestic Roofing High School Baseball Series gives teams and their fans from around the state a chance to have a “professional” experience complete with the use of batting cages, dugouts and state-of-the-art scoreboards.
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