Last month, current-Dallas Cowboy and former-Poke, Blake Jarwin signed a new contract worth $22M over the stretch of the next four years, including as much as $9.25M guaranteed and a $4M signing bonus that will be prorated over the life of the contract. However, Jarwin will be sending some of that bonus to his alma mater, in response to the recent shutdowns due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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The junior high softball team opened their season prior to spring break, with a 13-4 victory over the Dover Lady Longhorns. However, the season is currently in limbo as the state has exercised a shutdown in an effort to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus.
Prior to Spring Break, and the eventual shutdown of schools across the state, Okeene’s fifth and sixth-grade track teams traveled to Fairview for their first meet of the season. While the girls took second place in the event, the boys won with a brilliant team performance.
The Okeene High School softball team started their season last week with a busy slate of games to kick off the slowpitch schedule. Once again, Okeene has agreed to a co-op with Aline-Cleo, and the bunch played five games last week.
Last week, the Okeene Junior High baseball team split in a pair of games with Cherokee and Lomega. While the Whippets dropped their Tuesdaynight matchup with the Raiders, Monday’s victory over Cherokee came in walk-off fashion thanks to the heroics of Hunter Mackie.