Area Sports

Panther’s aerial assault levels Wolverines, 50-16

Panther’s aerial assault levels Wolverines, 50-16 By Justin Scrimshire ONL Sports Reporter If you didn’t go to the game in Holdenville on Friday night and are looking for a recap in this article, it would not be a disservice to you as a reader to just say the Panthers unloaded from the bus and proceeded…

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Panthers Cruz past Knights, 46-7

Panthers Cruz past Knights, 46-7 By Justin Scrimshire ONL Sports Reporter The road to a 2019 post-season appearance began Friday night as the Panthers faced their first district opponent of the season. Looking to right the ship after a tough non-conference schedule, Okemah sailed past Henryetta with a convincing 46-7 victory. The Panthers faced a…

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Panthers stumble on the road, lose 45-28

Panthers stumble on the road, lose 45-28  By Justin Scrimshire ONL Sports Reporter Okemah traveled to Hugo Friday night to close out the non-conference portion of the season. Facing a 0-2 opponent and coming off a dominating performance the previous week, the Panthers seemed primed for a second straight road win. Hugo didn’t get the…

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Okemah vs. Stroud: Touchdowns, turnovers and missed calls

Okemah vs. Stroud: Touchdowns, turnovers and missed calls By Justin Scrimshire The 2019 Okemah Panthers High School football season kicked off at home Friday night with a non-conference game against the Stroud Tigers. Despite being gifted five turnovers from the young, out-manned Panthers and a few pivotal missed calls from the officiating crew, the heavily…

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New facility named the ‘Tony Dean Baseball Facility’

Date set for grand opening, ribbon cutting ceremony By Joshua Allen ONL Staff Reporter The stellar new facility for baseballers at Okemah High School will soon get a new name.  The new namesake will take on that of well-known Okemah man, Tony Dean, effectively making the new facility the “Tony Dean Baseball Facility.”  School board…

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CD Harjo signs with Oklahoma Baptist University

By Joshua Allen ONL Staff Reporter Longtime high school sports player and team leader for the Okemah Panthers, CD Harjo, recently signed a letter of intent to attend Oklahoma Baptist University in Shawnee to play football.  The signing event was held Wednesday, February 6, at the Okemah High School Library.  Attending were coaches that have coached…

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Panthers victorious, Lady Panthers defeated by Latta

By Joshua Allen ONL Staff Reporter The Okemah basketball teams split wins and losses this week with the Panthers defeating visiting Latta High School and the Lady Panthers narrowly losing after a hard-fought match for the teams’ annual homecoming game.  Struggling on offense throughout the game, the Lady Panthers struggled to get anything to fall,…

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