The 2020 OK Kids Baseball Association closed out its five-week regular season last Friday. Okmulgee County little league teams solidified their rankings and set up their teams as they head into post-season play this week. The State Tournament for softball is set to begin on Thursday, July 16, while tee ball and baseball head into the regional tournament Friday, July 17.
McKenzie McCoy, a former Lady Demon, was one of 205 athletes nominated for the 2019- 20 Sooner Athletic Conference Commissioner’s Honor Roll from Oklahoma City University (OCU). McCoy is currently a junior at OCU where she plays golf for the Stars. She is currently majoring in human performance and is the daughter of David and Jamie McCoy.
Physicals are an important aspect for any athletic team before the start of a new semester. However, for Beggs High School the normal before-school tradition turned into a cause for concern. Beggs High School Principal Autumn Caldwell announced athletes may have come into contact with a medical employee who tested positive for COVID-19. According to Caldwell, Beggs High School was informed that a Utica Park Clinic employee who helps with school physicals tested positive for the virus. Physicals for Beggs student-athletes were held on July 8.
Little league teams across the county are gearing up for the upcoming season. Okmulgee and Beggs are set to have sign-ups over the weekend.
Henryetta Youth Baseball and Softball Association (HYBSA) announced Tuesday that it will suspend any use of the fields at Nichol’s Park until further notice due to the recent increase of COVID-19 cases in Henryetta and across Okmulgee County. Vince Williams, HYBSA president, spoke with Henryetta Mayor Jennifer Cummings Munholland and came to the decision to prohibit use of the fields for practice or games, encouraging teams eyeing for post-season success to find a safe environment to prep for the upcoming regional games.