Henryetta High School’s fast-pitch squad is hard at work preparing for the 2020 season. The Lady Knights have already gotten in reps out on the field since they were given the green light to practice on July 15. Head coach Ryan Swallow has plenty of returning starters and talented freshman this year to make the Lady Knights a threat and make a hard run at the playoffs. The Lady Knights also have a host of freshman coming up the ranks to play.
Little league football season is just around the corner with teams set to start official practice on Monday, Aug. 3. Henryetta, Beggs and Morris little leagues are gearing up for another season with the CFL, which also includes NOAH, Victory Christian, Kiefer, Kellyville, Rejoice Christian and the Tulsa R-Hawks. Last season, Henryetta
For almost a decade, the city’s fields have only seen little league teams play during the summer months. Inspired to bring their community together Steve Nunley, Tex Hackney, Jaylen Mayfield and Jerry Moore landed on one idea - an adult softball league. Now, teams can be seen batting, fielding and playing with one another every Thursday and Friday at Hawthorne Park.
The Okmulgee Junior Football League hosted its annual Skills Camp for the upcoming 2020 NEOYFA season at Harmon Stadium July 20-24. Children from 1st through 6th grade were coached through drills pertinent to their position throughout the four-day camp. Players have also made their way through the OJFA Strength and Conditioning camp this week in preparation for its first practice, set for Aug. 3 at Harmon Stadium. NEOYFA encompasses Bristow, Cleveland, Cushing, Dewey, Mannford, Oologah, Perkins, Perry, Sperry and Okmulgee in its league.
Okmulgee High School’s football team is hearing a new pair of voices during their summer workouts, pushing them to their edge and helping build a future Alpha Dog squad. Jesse Pannell, a former Beggs Demon and recent graduate from Pitt State University, along with Bill Williams, a veteran in the football game, have been working with Head Coach Brent Scott this summer.