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High School Basketball
28 Santa Fe South Home JV B-G/V Girls/V Boys 4:00
1 CHA Home JV Boys/V Girls/V Boys 5:00
5 OCS Home JV B-G/V Girls/V Boys 4:00
7-9 CHA Tournament V Girls/Boys TBA
12 H. Fine Arts There JV Boys/V Girls/V Boys 4:30
14 Southwest Covenant There JV Boys/V Girls/V Boys 5:00
9 Astec Chesapeake V Boys-Girls 12:00
12 Harding Fine Arts Home JV Boys/V Boys-Girls 4:30
16 Hertiage Hall Home JV B-G/V Boys-Girls 5:00
18-20 Little Axe Tournament Little Axe V boys and girls TBA
23 Wellston Home JV B-G/V Girls/V Boys 4:00
26 Santa Fe South There JV B-G/V Girls/V Boys 4:00
30 OCS There JV B-G/V Boys-Girls 4:00
2 Luther There JV Boys/V Boys-Girls 5:00
6 CHA There JV Boys/V Boys-Girls 5:00
9 Astec There JV Boys/V Boys-Girls 6:00
13 Wellston There JV B-G/V Girls/V Boys 4:00
16-17 Districts TBA
22-24 Regionals TBA
1-3 Area TBA
8-10 State TBA
2017-18 Crooked Oak Middle School Basketball Schedule
Date Opponent Time Place
11/7 Astec 5:00 Astec
11/13-17 Destiny Christian Tournament TBD Destiny
11/20 CHA 4:00 CO
11/27 CHA 4:00 CHA
11/30 OKC Knights 4:00 CO
12/4 OCS 4:00 CO
12/11 Astec (JV ONLY) 5:00 CO
1/4 Crossings Christian 4:00 CO
1/8 OCA 4:30 OCA
1/11 Oakdale 4:00 CO
1/18 Millwood 4:00 Millwood
1/22 Heritage Hall 4:00 CO
1/25 OCS 4:00 OCS
1/29 Independence Charter 4:00 CO
2/1-3 Conference Tournament
2/5 Wellston 4:30 CO
2/8 OKC Knights 12:00 CO
The northwest corner of SE 15 and Eastern Avenue has been the home of Crooked Oak Public Schools for more than 100 years. Change has come to the corner as old buildings have disappeared and new buildings have taken their places.
Recently, a new high school building has risen in the place of the old one, and the exterior appropriately bears the likeness of an oil derrick.
Crooked Oak Public Schools owes much of its start to the oil field industry. It's no surprise that the school's mascot is a roughneck, the toughest of drilling rig workers, and the students are known as the Ruf-Nex.
According to the district's official website at www.crookedoak.org, Crooked Oak is an independent school district serving about 1,200 pre-K through 12th-grade students.
In 1893, before Oklahoma was a state, Crooked Oak Schools was established to educate the local farm children in this area of Crooked Oak Creek, according to the website. In the early part of the 1900s, Crooked Oak School was moved to its current location.
On March 12, 1939, The Oklahoman published an article that included a bit of information about Crooked Oak Schools. Hall School, now Lee, was "one of the four first schools built in Oklahoma with public funds," according to the article.
"The others were Trosper school, now Crooked Oak; Lightnin' Crick ... spelled of course Lightning Creek ... now Prairie Queen, and Bodine, now Valley Brook. All four were in Oklahoma County and all but Prairie Queen and Crooked Oak are now city schools," in the Oklahoma City School District, according to the article.
A story from The Oklahoman on Sept. 13, 1985, provided a little more Crooked Oak history:
School historians say the school dates from 1893, when a half-acre was purchased for $30 from Ben J. Thiemer for construction of a one-room school. A crooked oak tree stood on the land so the school board picked that for the school name.
In 1934, the school had only eight grades. Starting in 1935, one grade was added each year. The first class to graduate from a full 12 years at Crooked Oak was in 1938.
Crooked Oak students were predominantly oil field kids. Most of their parents worked for Phillips or Cities Service, (former student Frances) Hutton said.
"We lived in camps. We lived, fought and went to school together," she said. "There was a camaraderie here that was like an extension of your family.
"'School teams were called the Roughnecks, and they had to be tough," she said."
While Oklahoma City's panorama of oil derricks has disappeared, pump jacks are still pumping and the Crooked Oak Independent School District continues to thrive on the corner.
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