Crim: Former QHS soccer standout helps Oklahoma high school program win state title and other news and notes


Donivan Bradshaw, the Quincy High School Hall of Fame soccer player who is an assistant coach with the Jenks (Okla.) boys program, holds the Oklahoma Class 6A state championship trophy after a 1-0 victory over Broken Arrow. | Submitted photo

QUINCY — Former Quincy High School soccer standout Donivan Bradshaw continues to rack up state championships as a coach.

The number reached six last week when Jenks (Okla.) High School outlasted Broken Arrow 1-0 to repeat as Oklahoma Class 6A champions.

Bradshaw, a 1996 QHS graduate who was selected as one of the top 11 players in Blue Devils history last year by Muddy River Sports, has been an assistant coach with the Trojans, who also captured a title in 2019.

Bradshaw served as the head boys soccer coach at Bishop Kelley High School from 2007-13, winning three consecutive Oklahoma state titles from 2009-11.

He set a single-season record that still stands by scoring 45 goals in 1995, helping QHS win a single-season record 25 games to finish fourth in the state. He works as a projects practice manager for Computacenter US in Tulsa and is a coaching director with a local club program and provides training sessions. …

Former Quincy University guard Zion Richardson announced on X, formerly known as Twitter, that he has committed to play for Cal State Fullerton. The Titans finished 14-18 overall and 7-13 in the Big West Conference last season.

Richardson, a graduate transfer with one season of eligibility remaining, averaged a team-best 17.7 points and 7.2 rebounds for the Hawks last season. He began his college career at Division I Wofford before transferring to QU. …

The Missouri State High School Activities Association announced the state football championships will move to the campus of Missouri Western State University in St. Joseph for the 2025 through 2028 seasons.

The championship games for Classes 1-6 will be played at Memorial Stadium in Columbia this year and the 8-man championship game will move to Spratt Memorial Stadium in St. Joseph. Then all championship games will move to Missouri Western in 2025. …

The University of Missouri is planning a $250 million renovation of Memorial Stadium, which is expected to be completed by the 2026 season.

The plan calls for further enclosing the north end of the stadium, connecting the east and west stands overlooking Faurot Field, and adding 2,000 premium seats. Field-level seating will be added beneath the stadium’s iconic Rock M and grassy area. …

Ari Wasserman of The Athletic has Missouri eighth in an early look at the 2024 college football season, one spot behind Alabama and just ahead of defending national champion Michigan. Ohio State holds the top spot.

Wasserman notes the Tigers, coming off an 11-win season and a victory over Ohio State in the Cotton Bowl, return quarterback Brady Cook and receiver Luther Burden III and added five-star defensive lineman Williams Nwaneri.

Mizzou has a favorable schedule in the new-look SEC. It has home games against Vanderbilt, Auburn, Oklahoma and Arkansas and away games versus Texas A&M, Alabama, South Carolina and Mississippi State. The non-conference schedule consists of Murray State, Buffalo, Boston College and UMass. …

The college conference carousel continues. Missouri State accepted an invitation to join Conference USA on July 1, 2025. The move will grow CUSA to 12 members, including the addition of Kennesaw State this summer and Delaware next year, and increase the number of Football Bowl subdivision members to 136.

Missouri State joined the Missouri Valley Football Conference, then known as the Gateway Conference, in 1985. It joined the Missouri Valley Conference in all sports in 1990.

The football program is coming off a 4-7 season, but the Bears reached the FCS playoffs under former coach Bobby Petrino, who is now at Arkansas, in 2020 and 2021. The men’s basketball team last reached the NCAA Tournament in 1999, while the women’s basketball team advanced to the Final Four in 1992 and 2001.

The move leaves the MVC with 11 teams. Among the schools mentioned by the Peoria Journal Star as possible replacements are two former Great Lakes Valley Conference schools —Northern Kentucky and Bellarmine. …

Is it just me or since the introduction of ESPN Bets has the Worldwide Leader in Sports become a 24-hour gambling network?

Miss Clipping Out Stories to Save for Later?

Click the Purchase Story button below to order a print of this story. We will print it for you on matte photo paper to keep forever.

Related Articles