LAWTON, OK — With COVID-19 having a resurgence in Comanche County, Lawton Public Schools will only allow limited crowds at high school basketball games this winter.

OKLAHOMA CITY — MacArthur started the basketball season by measuring itself up against the cream of the crop in Class 5A.

Due to the recent COVID-19 spike in the Lawton area, the annual Kyle Nottingham Kids Run — scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 12 — has been postponed to a later date.

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TIPTON, OK — The Tipton Tigers couldn't prevent the big play and couldn't create enough of their own in a season-ending defeat to Balko/Forgan.

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STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) — Cade Cunningham scored 20 points and fellow freshman Rondel Walker chipped in 19 points with three 3-pointers off the bench to help Oklahoma State beat Texas Southern 85-65 on Saturday night.

If the OSSAA high school football playoffs were a college, last week would have been a weed-out class.

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Some things to watch in the Big 12 Conference, which is down to four games this weekend after No. 14 Oklahoma's game at West Virginia was postponed because of positive COVID tests and contact tracing for the Sooners:

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Veteran 7-foot NBA center Steven Adams has agreed to a two-year extension with the Pelicans following his trade to New Orleans as part of a four-team deal that also sent guard Jrue Holiday from the Pelicans to Milwaukee.

GREEN BAY, Wisc. — The Green Bay Packers and WPS Health Solutions paid special tribute this week to U.S. Army and Air Force veteran Glenn Allen Smith and his family in conjunction with Sunday’s game against the Minnesota Vikings.

All told, eight local teams were still playing postseason football Friday. Only four advanced to play on Thanksgiving weekend. As it so happened, all four were the beneficiaries of first-round byes.

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LAWTON, OK — Seeing players break down after their final games reminded this writer why sports do matter.

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MIDWEST CITY — Several Eisenhower High School wrestlers took home medals from the Midwest City Open on Saturday, including two individual golds.

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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Guard Kelly Oubre is joining the Golden State Warriors to give the team backcourt depth in the wake of Klay Thompson's latest injury, with Oubre acquired Sunday in a trade from the Oklahoma City Thunder.

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LAWTON, OK — Against Guthrie, MacArthur showed the perseverance in nearly coming all the way back from a 17-point deficit in the 2nd half. But defensive lapses and a late fumble were too much for the Highlanders to overcome in a playoff loss.

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EMPIRE, OK — Emotions were high and the tears flowed freely in Empire when the Bulldogs finished their playoff run Friday night, falling to Alex 38-20.

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VELMA — Following a first-round playoff win over Strother, Snyder traveled to Velma, where, in September, the Cyclones handed Velma-Alma what turned out to be the only loss on the Comets’ resume through the regular season.

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Regina Bell still has the napkin Billy Sims signed for her 11th birthday — a souvenir from Oklahoma's 1978 rout of rival Oklahoma State during Sims' Heisman Trophy-winning season.

CACHE, OK — Cache Public Schools Superintendent Chad Hance announced Wednesday that COVID-19 had forced the cancellation of the Friday night football playoff game and is prompting administrators to move all high school students to virtual classes today.

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