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Lady Panthers season ends at Area

Lady Panthers season ends at Area By Justin Scrimshire ONL Sports Reporter The final game of basketball for this year’s Lady Panthers served as a microcosm for the overall season. Simply qualifying for Area was a testament to the odds this group of girls has overcome and the respect they have earned. The disappointment felt…

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Panthers 0-2 at Area, out of playoffs

Panthers 0-2 at Area, out of playoffs By Justin Scrimshire ONL Sports Reporter Scorching through the 2019-20 basketball season with one highlight reel after another, the Panthers seemed primed to make a run at state. All they needed was just one win at area. Just one. By the end of the first quarter in their…

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Lady Panthers advance to Area with Consolation Championship

Lady Panthers advance to Area with Consolation Championship By Justin Scrimshire ONL Sports Reporter With the 2020 District Championship plaque siting in the trophy case, the Lady Panthers looked to capitalize on their good fortune as the Tom Condict Panther Dome served as the host for Area II during Regionals. The Lady Panthers defended their…

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Panthers show up in big way to win Regional Championship

Panthers show up in big way to win Regional Championship By Justin Scrimshire ONL Sports Reporter The Panthers have shown throughout the season they are more than capable of being a dominant team and having a magical season. On the brink of something special, inconsistency has plagued Okemah from a much higher ranking and a…

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Lady Panthers claim district championship

Lady Panthers claim district championship  By Justin Scrimshire ONL Sports Reporter Porter Consolidated played host for the 2020 District 6 playoffs and advanced to the championship round after defeating Hulbert, 53-33 on Friday, February 21st. The Okemah Lady Panthers awaited Porter Consolidated in the finals after a first-round bye. Whatever psychological advantage Porter Consolidated looked…

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Panthers win district championship

Panthers win district championship By Justin Scrmishire ONL Sports Reporter The Panthers earned a first round bye during the District 6 playoffs held in Porter and on Saturday, February 22nd they squared off against Hulbert in the championship game. The Panthers scored first and more often, never trailing at any point throughout the game. Hulbert…

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OHS senior athletes, band members honored during Senior Night

OHS senior athletes, band members honored during Senior Night By Justin Scrimshire ONL Sports Editor Okemah High School seniors from the basketball team, cheer and band were honored prior to the basketball game against Wewoka on Monday, February 17th. Cameron Duncan is the daughter of Amy and Daren Duncan and the granddaughter of Gerald and…

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Panthers lose season finale, 81-73

Panthers lose season finale, 81-73 By Justin Scrimshire ONL Sports Reporter The 10th ranked Panthers hosted the 15th ranked Wewoka Tigers for the final game of the 2020 high school basketball regular season and the result was not what Okemah wanted to take into the post season. The game stayed close throughout the first half,…

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Lady Panthers finish season perfect at home

Lady Panthers finish season perfect at home By Justin Scrimshire ONL Sport Reporter With the final game of the 2020 high school basketball regular season came additional pressure as the 17th ranked Lady Panthers looked to defend their home court one last time and accomplish an achievement never obtained by a Lady Panther team before,…

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Lady Panthers defeated by Stroud again, 46-51

Lady Panthers defeated by Stroud again, 46-51 By Justin Scrimshire ONL Sports Reporter During the 66 Conference Tournament earlier this season, the Lady Panthers squared off against Stroud in a game that took overtime to decide. Okemah fell short by 3 points, 48-51 in that game.  On Tuesday, February 11th, the Lady Panthers travelled to…

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