As the Okeene high school basketball teams prepare for their 2020-2021 season to open, it looks like they will be doing so in their brand-new facility. The recent pandemic may have provided some challenges in getting the gym ready on time, it certainly looks like Okeene will be ready to play their first home game against Ringwood on December 17 in the new arena.
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The most highly anticipated day of the year for many thousands of Oklahoma hunters arrived this last Saturday, Nov. 21, as the state’s deer gun hunting season officially began a halfhour before sunrise.
The Okeene Whippets were eliminated from postseason play last Friday with a 58-8 loss against the Shattuck Indians. It was an unfortunate ending to Okeene’s first official season in Class B. To make matters worse, some players weren’t even able to suit up in the playoff loss, including seniors Cole Schmidt and Keyon Brooks.
The Okeene Whippets won their first playoff game in seven years last Friday with a 28-0 victory over the Canton Tigers. After being shut out by Canton in the season-opener, the Whippets paired a smothering defense with four touchdowns from William Karbs to return the favor to the rival-Tigers and advance to the second-round of the postseason.
The Junior High basketball girls opened their season last week in Dover’s tournament, splitting into two teams for the event. While the “B” team fell in each of their two games of the tournament, the “A” squad split their two games to capture the second-place hardware.