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.
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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.
On February 17 and 18, the Okeene fifth and sixth-grade basketball teams wrapped up their season with a tournament hosted by the Canton Lions Club in Canton. Four schools participated, including the host-Tigers, Alva Goldbugs and Fairview Yellowjackets, in a four-bracket event that separated the fifth and sixth graders.
Last Thursday, the Okeene Lady Whippets saw their season come to an end on the first day of the Area Round against the Kinta Lady Eagles. After winning three-straight games in the Regional Round to advance, Okeene struggled with one of their roughest performances of the season against Kinta.
After losing to Hammon in the District Championship a week ago, the Okeene Lady Whippets entered the Regional Round of the playoffs with the odds stacked against them to advance. Despite having their backs to the wall, Coach Patrick Penner and the Lady Whippets were able to pull off three-straight victories to earn their spot in the Area Round of the playoffs this weekend.