Last week, the Okeene fifth and sixth grade boys split into two teams for their hometown basketball tournament. It was the Whippets’ first action of the season with the two teams playing a combined five games, with their only win coming when the sixth graders defeated Seiling in their opening game.
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The Okeene fifth and sixth-grade girls basketball team split into two squads last week for Okeene’s Grade School Basketball Tournament. The fifth-grade girls lost each of their two games against Hennessey and Canton, while the sixthgrade team fell to Seiling and Alva.
The Okeene Whippets closed out the regular season last Friday with a surprising 28-22 loss to the visiting Waukomis Chiefs. With the playoffs right around the corner, the Whippets were hoping to win their thirdstraight game to ride a winning streak into the postseason, but that plan ran into some complications.
The Whippets won their second-straight game last Friday with a convincing 34-0 pounding of the Kremlin-Hillsdale Broncs. With the win, Okeene now sits in third place of the district at 2-2 and at 3-5 overall.
The Okeene Whippets were able to earn their first win in district play last Friday with their 28-10 victory Pond Creek-Hunter. The win vaults Okeene up to third in the district with a record of 1-2, and they are now 2-5 overall on the season. Even more impressive is they earned the victory despite not having Coach Reese Brickman at practice all week, as Brickman was quarantined at his home with the coronavirus.