A week after the high school girls started the 2020 softball season, Okeene’s junior high team competed in their first contests last Monday and Tuesday. While the girls were competitive in each contest, the Lady Whippets dropped both games on the week.
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Last week, the Okeene High School softball team opened up their season with a heavy workload as they started off with games on Monday and Tuesday, before playing in the Cherokee Strip Conference Tournament on Friday and Saturday.
As the calendar turned to August, the Okeene football team wrapped up their summer pride workouts following a summer that has been anything but typical. After having all sports cancelled back in March due to the coronavirus, the Oklahoma Secondary School Activities Association gave the green light for schools to open their facilities back up in June to start preparing for the fall semester.
The last few school board meetings have revolved around the Return to Learning Plan that will help structure what the fall semester is going to look like given the COVID-19 pandemic. While there are still some decisions that are to come, like the policies for fans/family members attending extra-curricular activities, most everything seems to be in place to start the school year this week.
Following a month filled with Return to Learning Plans molded by recommendations from the state and each respective school district’s own policies, it was the Oklahoma Secondary School Activities Association’s turn, come late-July, to make their decision on proceeding with extracurricular activities moving forward.