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Panthers struggle at Homecoming, lose 53-59

Panthers struggle at Homecoming, lose 53-59 By Justin Scrimshire ONL Sports Reporter For the first time this season, the Panthers dropped back-to-back losses. Okemah played Seminole just days ago during the 66 Conference Tournament and walked away with a narrow 52-49 victory. Lacking Wacey Williams who continued to sit out with an injury, the Panthers…

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Panthers stumble against Konawa, 62-65

Panthers stumble against Konawa, 62-65 By Justin Scrimshire ONL Sports Reporter The 7th ranked Panthers have been steamrolling their opponents throughout the season, on somewhat of a scorched earth mission, often times walking away with double digit victories.  That momentum briefly stalled in a tightly contested matchup with Konawa on Tuesday, January 28th, inside the…

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Lady Panthers victorious over Konawa, 61-47

Lady Panthers victorious over Konawa, 61-47 By Justin Scrimshire ONL Sports Reporter Returning home for their first game since a disappointing run at the 66 Conference Tournament, the Lady Panthers, who continue to be ranked 17th in Class 2-A, took on Konawa, Tuesday, January 28th inside the Tom Condict Panther Dome. Konawa came into Okemah…

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Panthers claim 66 Conference Championship

Panthers claim 66 Conference Championship By Justin Scrimshire ONL Sports Reporter With disappointing outcomes in their previous two tournaments this season, the Panthers looked to put all the pieces together and make a strong showing in the 66 Conference Tournament. Okemah kicked off their tournament schedule on Monday, January 20th, against Stroud. The Panthers led…

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Lady Panthers handed a Latta disappointment, lose 60-36

Lady Panthers handed a Latta disappointment, lose 60-36 By Justin Scrimshire ONL Sports Reporter Thursday, January 17th had been a date circled on the calendar all season long for Coach Will Seymour and the Lady Panthers. This was a Class 2-A contest on the road against the third ranked Latta Panthers. Latta boasted a 12-3…

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Panthers victorious on the road, 50-46

Panthers victorious on the road, 50-46 By Justin Scrimshire ONL Sports Reporter The #8 ranked Okemah Panthers hit the road on Jan. 17 to take on the 8-7 Latta Panthers in a Class 2-A matchup.  Okemah had won four straight games as they prepared to take on Latta and were looking for a final victory…

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Panthers double up Wolverines, 81-40

Panthers double up Wolverines, 81-40 By Justin Scrimshire ONL Sports Reporter The Okemah Panthers have made it seem easy lately and continued that trend against Holdenville on Tuesday, January 14th inside the Tom Condict Panther Dome, railroading the Wolverines, 81-40. The tone for the night was set right away when Okemah jumped out to an…

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Lady Panthers win nail-biter, 37-35

Lady Panthers win nail-biter, 37-35 By Justin Scrimshire ONL Sports Reporter On Tuesday, January 14th, the Lady Panthers played host to the Holdenville Wolverines.  Ranked 15th in Class 2-A, Okemah seemed primed to roll past the 6-6 Wolverines but that turned out to not be the case, as the Lady Panthers needed every second of…

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Panthers clobber Henryetta, 90-49

Panthers clobber Henryetta, 90-49 By Justin Scrimshire ONL Sports Reporter There is a metaphor about being taken behind the woodshed, then there’s whatever the Panthers did to Henryetta on Tuesday, January 7th. For every basket the Knights made, the Panthers seemed to make two and Okemah walked away with a very impressive win for their…

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Lady Panthers assert dominance over Henryetta, 54-41

Lady Panthers assert dominance over Henryetta, 54-41 By Justin Scrimshire ONL Sports Reporter A quarter of the way through the season and the Lady Panthers hold a 7-1 record after a solid victory over Henryetta on Tuesday, January 7th.  The roster continues to get more comfortable with it’s identity as more girls step up and…

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