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Gaining experience the early goal as Okeene opens baseball season

Gaining experience the early goal as Okeene opens baseball season

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.

Swart toughs out broken nose to lead Okeene to Area Round of the playoffs
Swart toughs out broken nose to lead Okeene to Area Round of the playoffs

Swart toughs out broken nose to lead Okeene to Area Round of the playoffs

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.

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