When the calendar gets to the second half of May, it usually means spring football is getting underway for the Whippets. However, for the second-straight year, that won’t be the case in Okeene.
School news & sports
In the third installment of the top moments for Okeene sports over the past year, we revisit the fifth and sixth grade football team’s win over Fairview to finish the season 7-0.
In the second installment of the five-part series diving back into the topo five sports moments over Okeene’s school year, we head back to late August when the Lady Whippets pulled off a triple play to defeat the Cherokee Lady Chiefs.
Last week, the Okeene School Board approved the hiring of Chad Hussey as the new basketball coach of the Okeene Whippets. Hussey will be coaching the boys’ basketball team, as well as helping with track and teaching history at either the junior high or high school level.
For many of Okeene’s senior athletes, the cancellation of spring sports was a disappointing way to end their high school careers. However, Okeene’s Jonathan Hood, it’s particularly discouraging after he fought back from a knee injury from his junior year.