Area Sports

Lady Panthers lose heartbreaker on the road

By PAUL FRANKS ONL Sports The Okemah Lady Panthers traveled to Preston to face the Lady Pirates on Friday night, Feb. 9. What an experience this was indeed. The Preston Gym is what could be termed as a “cracker box.”  It was packed to the rafters on Friday night for this much anticipated contest. The…

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Panthers thrash 7th ranked Pirates

By PAUL FRANKS ONL Sports The Okemah basketball team traveled to Preston on Friday night, Feb. 9, to take on the seventh ranked Pirates. A familiar face stalked the Pirate bench as former Okemah coach Jeff Weeden is now the head coach of the Preston Pirates. Many Panther fans remember Jeff and his family fondly.…

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HAPPENINGS AT THE GOLF COURSE

By Billie Gail Fox I dropped in at the clubhouse on Friday, February 9th, just in time to join Vivian Kennedy, Donnie Peters and Earnie Fox for a lunch of leftovers from the night before. The leftovers were just as good as the first time. Bill Parker came in and joined us in a lively…

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Okemah’s 9th Annual Crystal Run

The 9th annual “Crystal Run” will be held in downtown Okemah, OK February 24th at 11:00 a.m. The run is held as a major fundraiser for the historic “Crystal Theatre”. Last year’s event drew 200 participants from 5 states and the funds raised have been used to maintain the theater as well as assist in…

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