The Pryor Times

July 20, 2013

Five All-Staters set to compete

Chuck Porter
Sports Editor

TULSA, OK — The Oral Roberts University campus is the host for this summer's Oklahoma Coaches Association (OCA) All-State festivities, and five athletes will represent four Mayes County schools in competition beginning July 29.

The athletes include:

Mike Baker, Locust Grove

Wrestling (Small East)

Baker compiled a 39-5 record and was named to the Tulsa World All-Metro first team at 220 pounds. Baker, a senior, snared the 3A state title at his weight by pinning three opponents in a row.

Baker led the Pirates to a fifth-place showing in the Class 3A state tournament. Baker will wrestle as a heavyweight at the All-State meet.

Raven Campos, Adair

Girls Basketball (Small East)

Campos was one of the senior leaders on a young Adair squad that advanced to the Class 3A state semifinals, the school's eighth-straight appearance in the state playoffs.

Campos, a 5-foot-6 guard, averaged 9.2 points and propelled the Lady Warriors to a 28-1 record.

Brady Bradbury, Adair

Boys Basketball (Small East)

The 5-foot-10 Bradbury put up a blistering 22.6 points a game in 2012-13. Bradbury was one of two seniors on the Warrior squad which advanced to a 3A area consolation final.

Bradbury, who also quarterbacked the 12-1 Warrior football team and played shortstop for the baseball team, was named the regional male athlete of the year by the OCA.

Jason Couch, Chouteau

Boys Basketball (Small East)

Couch averaged 11.9 points per contest and was the heart of the upstart Wildcat squad, which made its deepest run into the state playoffs since 1963.

The senior guard led Chouteau to a 20-10 record in the second half of the season and helped the Wildcats knock off the top two teams in the state in consecutive Class 2A elimination playoff games, including the game-winner with 14 seconds left against Ketchum in a state quarterfinal.

Alex Smith, Pryor

Boys Swimming (East)

Smith holds school records in the 50-meter freestyle and 100-meter butterfly. Smith swam to a fourth-place finish in the 100-meter butterfly and a sixth-place finish in the 50-meter freestyle at the 5A state meet in February.

The Tulsa World named Smith, a senior, the boys swimming athlete of the week Feb. 13, and the publication later named Smith to its All-Metro boys swim team.

Smith is slated to be the first Mayes County athlete to appear at All-State. The swim meet is set for 6 p.m. Monday, July 29, at Jenks High School’s Aquatic Center.

Baker will grapple in the All-State wrestling meet, beginning at 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 31, at the Bixby High School gymnasium.

Campos will kick off All-State hoops action in the girls' small-school game at 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 31, at the ORU Mabee Center. Bradbury and Couch will tip-off Thursday, Aug. 1, in the boys' small-school game at 7 p.m. at the Mabee Center.

All tickets are $5. Pre-game festivities will begin 30 minutes prior to tip-off.