Area Sports

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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Okemah teams both win two, lose one in Byng b-ball tourney

Panthers take 2nd place after two overtime victories; Lady Panthers earn Consolation Championship By Joshua Allen ONL Staff Reporter The Okemah basketball squads both took two wins and one loss during the Byng Basketball Tournament, held January 10 through January 12, improving each of their records to 9-4 on the season.  The wins and losses…

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Panther b-ball teams start new year with wins at home

By Joshua Allen ONL Staff Reporter Okemah High School basketball players saw to it that 2019 would start off swell as both the Lady Panthers and Panthers added to their win columns this season, knocking off Okmulgee at home Friday.   Both teams tout 7-3 records on the season. The wins over Okmulgee were on the…

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Both Panther teams shoot past first-round opponents in Okemah Invitational

By Joshua Allen ONL Staff Reporter Thursday saw the start of this year’s Okemah Invitational Basketball Tournament, featuring teams from all over the region in a variety of classes, depending on the size of the school district. Tourney games started that morning, leading up to the Lady Panthers taking the court for the game just prior to…

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Lady Panthers squash McLoud at home

Okemah High School students and fans had good reason to celebrate Friday after both Panther teams dominated the McLoud Redskins at home, each outscoring their opponents by 20 or more points. Coming off a loss to Chandler Tuesday of last week, the Lady Panthers were “hungry for a win,” Head Coach Will Seymour said after…

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Redskins no match for Panthers; Okemah tops McLoud by 20

After watching the Lady Panthers destroy the visiting McLoud girls team by a 21 point deficit, the Okemah Panthers took to the court and achieved a similar result, upsetting the Redskins by 20 with a final score of 68-48.   Similarly to the girls, the Panthers had an offensive slow start, scoring only 14 points…

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