EDMOND — Edmond athletes racked up almost 50 team and individual titles this year. Below are the year’s top sports stories.
Oklahoma Christian wins football championship
Oklahoma Christian School brought home the Saints’ first football title, and only the second football championship in Edmond history, when they won the Class 2A title with a 44-41 win over Davis in December at Oklahoma State University’s Boone Pickens Field in Stillwater with coach Derek Turner at the helm.
OCS quarterback Austin Brooks tossed five touchdown passes and hit on 19-of-34 for 387 yards behind an outstanding offensive line. Connor Sikes caught six passes for 176 yards and two touchdowns, and Blake Barnes brought in six catches for 125 yards, two TDs and had a game-sealing interception on Davis’ final drive.
Edmond North wins baseball title
The Edmond North Huskies made an improbable run in May to take the Class 6A state baseball title over Broken Arrow, led by coach Karl King. It is the first baseball championship for an Edmond team since Edmond Memorial won back-to-back titles in 1992-93; the crown had belonged to east-side powers like Owasso, Union, Jenks and Broken Arrow since 1995.
North senior pitcher Tyler Welch threw a complete-game shutout, getting the 3-0 win. Right fielder Chase Gibson scored two runs and had several dazzling plays to rob BA batters; Cole Wasemiller and A.J. Leingang had RBIs.
Edmond North wins softball title
A few months after their springtime counterparts won the baseball title, coach Rick Nordyke’s Edmond North Huskies won the Class 6A softball championship. These Huskies dominated, reeling off 32 straight wins after a pair of early losses and defeating Moore 11-2 in the title game.
In the championship game, Jordan Dixon led the Huskies from the circle as the senior struck out nine, walked seven and allowed three hits and two earned runs in seven innings. Dixon, Abby Taliaferro and Bridget White each had a pair of RBIs; Mattie Nordyke scored four runs, Taliaferro crossed the plate three times and Sheridan Bond scored a pair of runs.