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Posted: Tuesday, March 19, 2013 02:58:23 PM
@ playhard, who wanted to know if ORES was part of OSSAA:
ORES (Organization of Rural Elementary Schools) is a separate governing body for dependent K-8 schools (elementary level) - basically performs the same functions.
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The Hound
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Posted: Tuesday, March 19, 2013 05:16:11 PM
I've seen some great players early on in the ORES State Tournament. I remember seeing Angel Goodrich as a 6th grader at Marietta, and knowing then she'd be a big time DI player one day. Several Edmond girls got their start at Oakdale, while many Shawnee girls started out winning championships at Pleasant Grove. Maple and Darlington send some good players on to Calumet or El Reno. Last year I saw a kid for Justice named Christian Leetka who I think is going to be a special player for New Lima one day.

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Posted: Wednesday, March 20, 2013 08:11:32 AM
Ive seen the same thing with the ORES players. What was the deal with OSSAA sending out the form asking how we would like to see transfers from these schools handled? Looks like they may be trying to control k-8 now.

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Posted: Wednesday, March 20, 2013 10:10:54 AM
They aren't trying to control the state's K-8 Dependent districts. They ARE trying to address the issue that many OSSAA members have with those students matriculating to ''wherever they want to'' in Oklahoma. It isn't unreasonable to look at that issue when it concerns eligibility......because whether you want to admit it or not, there are a lot of people who do recruit some of those players. They aren't making any rules yet (see the private school debate that lasted 25 years or more). It is the first part of their process toward rule change, IF their membership wants a rule change.

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Posted: Wednesday, March 20, 2013 10:17:04 AM
So these kids can go where they want?

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Posted: Wednesday, March 20, 2013 11:38:14 AM
Why do you think schools like Anadarko, who only have the one school system in town, aren't part of ORES? We never got to play for any kind of post-season tourneys or championships when we were in Jr. High/Middle School...
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Posted: Wednesday, March 20, 2013 12:10:39 PM
Couple of things...Marietta isnt an ORES school and Angel didnt go there. Tal-Seq I think. My daughters went to an ORES school and enjoyed the experience, went to their state playoff tournament twice. I thought they were run very well. When they graduated, we were limited to only transfer to high schools that shared a border with the K-8 school district. Our choices were Marietta, Plainview and Turner. If there were other options, we werent informed.

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Posted: Wednesday, March 20, 2013 01:06:21 PM
There is an ORES school named Marietta it is located near Stilwell. And as of right now yes when you graduate from a K-8 district you can go where you want. Most kids choose to go close to home because of transportation.
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The Hound
Posts: 114
Posted: Wednesday, March 20, 2013 01:51:01 PM
ORES Schools are independent K-8 schools. Yes, there is a Marietta K-8 school, which is where Angel went before high school.
The last thing I heard regarding player eligibility was that if a player had been at a K-8 school for three years, then they could attend high school wherever they wanted. For instance, a kid who lived in Yukon could not go to Banner (K-8 School between Yukon and El Reno) for a year, then play varsity sports their freshman year in El Reno. However, if the kid had lived in Yukon for years but had been a Banner student since 5th grade, then they could play high school sports as a freshman wherever they choose.

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Posted: Wednesday, March 20, 2013 02:00:19 PM
I watched the Maple team play this year, I think they won state not sure. Whoever gets that group will be lucky.
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