The ACADEMY Athletic Report – 11.7.20

Message from Coach MAC

October 30, 1919 was an interesting day in sports history. On that day the baseball league presidents voted to abolish the use of the spitball. Useless trivia perhaps, but October 30th will now be known as the day that The ACADEMY won its first high school state championship. Read more about this great accomplishment from our cross country team below and many other upcoming events as our athletic community continues to persevere in these strange times.


Our cross country teams made the trip to John Brown University for the HCAA State Meet last Friday and made school history! Freshman Anna Claire Orr and Junior Esperanza Osuna paced the Griffins in route to the school’s first high school State Title in any sport. The XC girls placed 4 in the Top 15 with our #5 finishing 21st. Anna Claire won the individual overall State Title with Esperanza coming in 3rd place. Congrats to Coach Rhea and Coach Spears for keeping the team on track as the season was extended an extra 3 weeks this year.

The Varsity Volleyball team finished their season in Tulsa at the 4A State Tournament last Saturday. The girls got a big win over Mingo Valley during pool play playing in the largest division for the first time. Sophomore Liza Keller was named All-State and All-Tournament.

Griffin 3X3 Basketball League Begins

The Griffin 3X3 League starts up this Saturday. We have 27 teams between North and South gathering at Midtown to pilot this new program. Fans are welcome with a $5 Admission for adults while kids are FREE. Families are urged to enter through the South Doors off 11th Street. Masks required, concessions available.

Home Basketball Opener Tuesday

The Rhetoric teams tip off the season this Tuesday at Midtown with games against Trinity at Edgemere. The JV girls open the season at 6pm with the Varsity boys to follow at 7pm. Admisison is $5 for adults and $3 for kids 5+.

Upcoming Athletic Events

  • Sat 11/7: 3X3 Basketball Begins (Midtown)
  • Tue 11/10: D&R Basketball Opener vs Trinity (Midtown)
  • Thu 11/12: Rhetoric Boys Basketball at Immanuel (Broken Arrow)
  • Fri 11/13: Rhetoric Boys Basketball at Claremore Christian
  • Fri 11/13: D Boys/Girls & JV Girls at Midmoore (OKC)
  • Sat 11/14: Rhetoric Boys at ECHO (Cookson Hills)
  • Mon 11/16: Rhetoric Boys and Girls vs Cristo Rey (Midtown)