Several Okmulgee County powerlifters perfected their form and battled their way to the top of their division in the 2020 season, but they’ll never be able to finish out the year at the state championship.
The East Coast Hockey League called off the remainder of the ‘AA’ league due to the COVID-19 virus, canceling the rest of the 2020 year for the Tulsa Oilers. After suspending play due to concerns and uncertainties over the virus, ECHL board members unanimously approved the cancelation.
Louie Turner wore many hats when he was the president of the Beggs Youth Baseball and Softball Little Leagues. He helped maintain fields, orchestrate games and kept the peace during every season for 15 years. Now, he is planning on stepping down as president and has retired.
The Oklahoma Secondary School Activities (OSSAA) Board of Directors unanimously approved OSSAA Executive Director David Jackson’s recommendation to cancel the 2020 Spring Sports season and the State Basketball Tournaments. Summer activities are also in question with Jackson and board members set to reevaluate the situation according to CDC recommendations. OSSAA suspended games for golf, track, slow pitch, baseball and tennis on March 16 when the State Board of Education voted to close schools until April 6.
For Preston senior Abbie Long, basketball was always a family affair.