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Top Five Sports Moments for 2019-2020 Okeene School Year: Whippets come-from-behind win against Beaver

Top Five Sports Moments for 2019-2020 Okeene School Year: Whippets come-from-behind win against Beaver

In the first of our Five-Part Series on the top sports moments of the school year, we revisit the Whippets 44-36 victory over Beaver for their second victory of the season. Last season, Okeene closed out October with a rematch against the Beaver Dusters.

Four Whippets included on the Orient All-Conference Basketball Teams
Four Whippets included on the Orient All-Conference Basketball Teams
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Four Whippets included on the Orient All-Conference Basketball Teams

Last week, the Orient Conference came out with their list of high school players that made the All-Conference Basketball Teams, with a quartet of Whippets all earning honors. Senior Maleah Mayfield and junior Hailey Swart were both recognized on the girls’ squad, while Jess Gambill made the boys’ team and Cole Schmidt received honorable mention.

After a special career on the track, Gambill ready to focus on college
After a special career on the track, Gambill ready to focus on college

After a special career on the track, Gambill ready to focus on college

With the news that the Oklahoma Secondary School Activities Association’s had decided to cancel spring sports due to the recent COVID-19 pandemic, many senior athletes across the state saw their careers come an abrupt halt. For Okeene’s Jess Gambill, he had already made the difficult decision to forgo his senior year of track in order focus on preparing for college next fall. “I have had fun with track over the

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