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Sports Are Springing Back into Action Across OKCPS

Feb 25, 2021

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Sports are back for OKCPS students in grades 7-12, so it’s time to recharge and reboot athletics across the district!

We are excited to see students suit up for soccer, baseball, and track and field, and wish them a spring season of renewal, growth, and fun!

Says Paula Lewis, OKCPS School Board Chair, “On behalf of the OKCPS board, administration, staff, and fans, we are excited to see kids return to after-school activities and regain a sense of belonging, teamwork, and renewed excitement for learning. We very much appreciate the work Fields & Futures has done throughout this past year to make sure fields, tracks, and courts across the district stayed ready for play.”

In April 2020, Fields & Futures worked with OKCPS Athletics and coaches across the district to send a message to student-athletes, offering encouragement and reassurance sports would be back! Now, almost a year later, their #RallyTogetherOKC message is as relevant as ever.

“When we come back together, finally, it’s going to be a different game. It’s going to be a different practice. It’s going to carry a different tone.” –Coach Stephen Drew, Wheeler Middle School

“I think it’s going to be one of the best feelings any of us have felt in a long time. It’s going to be like a family reunion.” –Site AD and Coach Alex Levescy, U.S. Grant High School

“It’s going to feel like a volcano ready to blow up once they get on that field.” –Coach Yolando Zamarippa, Northwest Classen High School

“It makes winning not even matter. It’s going to be so great just to have each other.” –Coach Jamie Hubbard, Northwest Classen High School

“It will be our time to rally, together.” –OKCPS Athletics

Free Summer Soccer League for OKCPS Kids

This summer, OKCPS kids have a great opportunity to join a FREE soccer league in a safe and fun environment. The deadline to register for the OKC Parks 4v4 Summer Community Soccer League is Saturday, May 29th.

State Championships Run Through OKCPS

Over the years, OKCPS has been home to some of the best athletes and teams in the state of Oklahoma. This year, OKCPS has two new 5A Track & Field state champions – John Marshall's Bryce Stephens (100m - 10.73) and Southeast's DaMarion Harris (200m - 21.91).

Competition Meets Camaraderie at the All-City Track Meet

Competition was fierce during the All-City Track Meet, but district camaraderie and a shared sense of OKCPS pride were on full display. With support from the district, Simon Greiner Program, and community partners, we're excited to see the rich track & field tradition return to Oklahoma City Public Schools.

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