As July wrapped up, a group of Okeene basketball girls saw their respective seasons end with their travel teams. While Keely Hussey saw her summer schedule with the High Plains Storm end during an MAYB tournament in Norman on July 25 and 26, Katelyn Penner, Kaylyn Aldrich and Maddie Schmidt had their season end with the Oklahoma Shock in the MAYB Nationals last weekend.
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As softball team continues to prepare for season, Coach Heckert returns home from hospital after heart scare
As of July 15, softball teams have been allowed to start practicing to prepare for the upcoming season that starts in August. However, for the Lady Whippets, that process has taken a scary turn as they continued to practice last week without head coach, Steve Heckert.
Enid played host to the Mid America Youth Basketball Tournament last weekend, as teams from elementary to high school traveled to compete in the mid-July event. For Okeene, Katelyn Penner, Kaylyn Aldrich and Maddie Schmidt’s summer team, the Oklahoma Shock were able to win four of five games in the event, while new Lady Whippet, Keely Hussey and the High Plains Storm took three of their five contests.
Last weekend, travel basketball teams from across the state journeyed to Enid for the Mid America Youth Basketball Tournament being hosted at the Stride Bank Center and Oklahoma Bible Academy. For five young Lady Whippets, they got a chance to compete with the Oklahoma Dream Elite who won one out two out of five games at the event.
Last week was a busy on for the Okeene football program. Not only did the high school team travel to Waukomis to participate in two days of their passing league, but the coaches hosted two camps designed to better prepare the Whippet football players for the upcoming season.