The Okeene High School softball team started their season last week with a busy slate of games to kick off the slowpitch schedule. Once again, Okeene has agreed to a co-op with Aline-Cleo, and the bunch played five games last week.
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Last week, the Okeene Junior High baseball team split in a pair of games with Cherokee and Lomega. While the Whippets dropped their Tuesdaynight matchup with the Raiders, Monday’s victory over Cherokee came in walk-off fashion thanks to the heroics of Hunter Mackie.
A pair of Okeene Whippets competed in the Small-School Regional Powerlifting Meet last Friday at Bridge Creek High School, with an opportunity to qualify for the State Meet this weekend. While neither Erik Gutierrez or Johnathan Hood were able to secure their spot in the final meet of the year, the two put up impres-sive individual performances.
The Okeene Junior High baseball team opened their season last Tuesday in Helena against the Timberlake Tigers. While the Whippets had some success, both at the plate and on the mound, the Tigers ran away with a 12-3 victory over Okeene.
Last week, the Okeene Whippets kicked off baseball season with a pair of games against Timberlake and Kremlin-Hillsdale. A year ago, Okeene was just bringing back the baseball program, but after losing the majority of his roster due to graduation, many of Coach Reese Brickman’s players were competing at the high school level for the first time.