The Oklahoma Baseball Coaches Association named Preston seniors Jaxson McCullah and Matt Pittman to the 2020 All-Star team. Pittman and McCullah, two of the Pirates’ strongest pitchers, led the Pirates to a 5-0 record during the 2020 spring season, which was cut short due to COVID-19.
Mid-America Christian University (MACU) has acquired the talent of two Henryetta Lady Knights. Weeks after Henryetta senior Kaylie Hamric committed to MACU, fellow Lady Knight Kimberlee Fowler has signed a letter of intent to play with the Evangels this fall. Consistency was key in drawing Fowler to the basketball program.
Morris Youth Sports hosted an 8U tournament over the weekend at the Morris Youth Sports Complex. Six teams vied for a spot in the championship game on Saturday, including the Henryetta Little Knights, Morris War Ducks and the Morris Yankees. Three visiting teams Oklahoma Outlaws, the OK Stars and the Muskogee 8U Pirates fought against the county teams first in pool play and then in a six-team, single elimination bracket. The War Ducks were knocked out of the bracket early with a 14-6 loss to the Morris Yankees, while the Outlaws fell to the OK Stars 13-4. The Yankees moved onto the semi-finals where they lost to the Pirates, 15- 6. The Henryetta Little Knights, who received a bye the first round, were knocked out of the running by the Ok Stars.
After the Oklahoma Secondary School Activities Association’s Board of Directors rejected a three-phased plan that addressed COVID-19, Okmulgee County schools released their own versions and have started up a portion of their summer activities. Days after rejecting the plan, OSSAA presented schools with suggested guidelines regarding protecting players and coaches from COVID-19. Henryetta, Morris, Beggs and Preston will be implementing guidelines and plans in order to have summer activities, while Okmulgee School Board voted to table proposed guidelines until the Monday, June 8 meeting at 6 p.m. Dewar’s Board of Education is set to vote on its version of the guidelines today.
Henryetta Knights Zeth McGowin, left, and Lucas Thompson earned 2nd place at the Student Angler Federation (SAF) High School State Championship Fishing Tournament Tuesday, May 26. McGowin and Thompson traveled to Grand Lake, where they caught five fish weighing 15.01 lbs. The duo defeated the Kiowa Cowboys, who also brought in five fish, by 0.9 lbs. Quinton Story and Connar Bullard also placed 15th with four fish totaling 9.12 lbs.