Last week, the Canton fifth and sixth-graders hit the hardwood for the first time in nearly two months dating back to before Thanksgiving. On Wednesday, they welcomed the Lomega Blue Raiders to town for a pair of games.
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Last week, the Okeene junior high teams traveled the Sharon-Mutual High School for a three-day tournament involving eight teams from the area. While the Lady Whippets were able to win one of their three contests in the event, they boys fell in each of their two games.
After nearly a month off, the Canton Lady Tigers returned to the court last week with four games to restart the action. Despite missing Arianna Green, who will miss some time with a sprained ankle, Canton was able to defeat Mooreland 37-31 on Tuesday and win two of three games in the Okeene Invitational to finish in third place at the event.
On the Thursday before students got out for Christmas Break, the Okeene Whippets were able to debut their new gym with a 52-34 victory over Ringwood.
Following a 3-8 season that saw the Tigers start the season with a three-game winning streak for the first time since 2009, Canton saw a total of seven players honored on the B-1 All-District Footb