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A Part of the Oklahoma Home Education Activities Association
The Oklahoma City Knights home school basketball program was founded in 1990. Our high school and middle school boys and girls teams play competitive schedules against public, private, and home-schooled teams. We offer opportunities for elementary players as well. The Knights strive to operate in accordance with the rules of the Oklahoma Christian Schools Athletic Association and the Oklahoma Secondary Schools Athletic Association. This gives the Knights greater credibility with opposing teams and has helped us earn a long-standing reputation of respectful sportsmanship and integrity.
The 2013/2014 season culminated with all teams participating in the Homeschool regionals here in Oklahoma City, followed by the NCHBC Nationals in Springfield, Missouri. All teams finished well in their respective divisions. We are looking forward to a very competitive season 2014/2015.
Over the past several years, colleges have signed 14 former Knights boys, and 5 former Lady Knights, ranging from NCAA Div I, II, and III, NAIA, and National Christian College Athletic Association (NCCAA). We continue to see collegiate interest in our athletes every year.
The OKC Knights sports program has an unusual beginning. In a male dominated arena, it was actually a group of home-schooled girls who were the instigators of the homeschool athletic programs active in the Oklahoma City area today. In 1991 the first Oklahoma homeschool basketball team was birthed. This success did not go unnoticed by the home-schooled boys, who then asked for their own team.
After starting out playing church leagues, the Knights soon began playing private schools, homeschool teams and began competing with public schools in 1995-96. Since that time, the Knights have been blessed with some notable honors and favorable media attention. These include being honored by the Oklahoma State Senate in the Senate Chambers during Home School Capital Day in 1996, and having their first write up in The Daily Oklahoman Newspaper with a color photo on the front page of the sports section that same year. Sportscaster Van Shea Iven for Channel 4 News interviewed High School Boys Coach Ed Foster & player Neal Foster, and in 1997, Neal was named Little All-City. The Knights received a good deal of positive news coverage when 1999 senior Knights player Charles Foster became the first home schooled athlete in Oklahoma to receive a full basketball college scholarship, and was named All-State First Team that year. In 2000 and in 2001, Dow Foster was named All-State Honorable Mention. In the 2000-01 season, sophomore Lady Knight Rheaghan Duckett led the state in scoring and became the first home-schooled girl to be named All-State by The Daily Oklahoman newspaper. Since that time, Brandon Cartwright ('03) and Tanner Bergman ('06) were both named to the All-State team by The Daily Oklahoman, and Tanner Bergman and John Foster were chosen pre-season All-State by The Daily Oklahoman for the 2005-06 season. Lady Knight Kayla Meeks was named Honorable Mention All-State in 2004, and Little All-City Honorable Mention in 2004 and in 2005. In 2009, Trent Daniels was honored as a Scholar Athlete of the Year by the Daily Oklahoman. The following year, two athletes signed with a local college. And, Gillian Foster, signed with Colorado Christian University, a NCAA Division II college. In 2011, Elisabeth Daniels signed with Oral Roberts University, and another athlete will be playing for a local college.
The Knights have established a great tradition of competing against tough competition in any national or post-season tournament they have participated in.
- In the 2001 tournament, all four Knights teams entered made it to the final four -- the first time any organization has accomplished that.
- At the 2003 tournament, the middle school and high school girls both took second place and the high school boys took third.
- In 2004, the high school girls AND the middle school boys were crowned National Champions, while the middle school girls achieved second place nationally.
- In 2005, both the Knights Junior High girls AND High School girls achieved National Championship status by winning first place in the NCHAA Home School Tournament in Wichita. The Junior High boys team won 3rd place overall.
- In 2006, the Knights were again in the top teams at the National Home School Tournament. The High School Boys finished a strong SECOND place, the High School Girls placed THIRD, the Jr. High Boys placed SECOND, and the Jr. High Girls again placed FIRST for a back-to-back Championship!
- In 2007, the Knights traveled a different road, participating in the NACA (National Association of Christian Athletes) Tournament in Dayton, Tennessee. All four teams were very successful, with each team placing in the top four.
- The 2008 season took the High School teams to the MAACS National Tournament in Kansas City, Missouri. The Girls' team was crowned Champions, while the Boys' team finished Fourth in their Division.
- 2009 took us in a different direction, as our teams competed in the NCHBC regional and national tournaments.
- In 2010, the Knights entered both Junior High girls and boys teams, a Junior Varsity boys team, and both varsity teams in the NCHBC National tournament in Springfield, Missouri.
Tradition is strong with the OKC Knights... As we prepare to start the 2014-2015 season, we are expecting to prepare our teams to compete at all levels of competition.
Our Mission :The purpose of the OKC Knights is to provide a positive spiritual environment for spiritual growth through competitive athletics to home-schooling families.
News :All schedules are almost completely finalized. Click on [Schedules] tab to view them.
OKC Knights Apparel can be ordered for the next 2 weeks here.
Links :The OKC Knights are proud to partner with these other Homeschool Athletic Organizations:
Quote :It is not the size of a man, but the size of his heart that matters.
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