Sports

Watonga Boys Cap Off Successful Week

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The Watonga Eagles finished the past week with a 3-1 record and a third-place finish in the Three Rivers tournament. The boys kicked off the The boys kicked off the week with an easy 61-34 over the Lookeba-Sickles.

Lady Eagles Tally 0-3 Mark in Games Last Week

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The Watonga Lady Eagles basketball team didn’t win a game last week, but they sure were competitive. They started with a tough 67-47 loss to Lookeba-Sickles team, but quickly turned their attention to the Three Rivers tournament.

A Not So Slam Dunk Year for Geary Basketball Junior Guard

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With a determination to stay focused on her team in the midst of a less than normal season, junior guard for the girls basketball team Amaya Evans says she and the team are just trying to make it through this crazy time. Being a leader, keeping

Eagles’ Basketball Highlights

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Watonga’s Brendon Coleg (1) grabs a rebound during a scrimmage against Amber-Pocasset last week. The Eagles played a non-conference game vs. Lookeba-Sickles Tuesday, but that game was too late to get into this week’s paper. The Eagles also are scheduled to play in the Three Rivers Tournament Thursday-Saturday. The boys were scheduled to play Okarche at 1:30 p.m. Thursday. The championship and consolation games are on Saturday. Other boys teams in the tournament include Cashion, Crescent, Thomas, Fairview (host), Hennessey and OBA. The girls play in the same tournament at 3 p.m. Thursday against Thomas, and will play on Friday, win or lose. Consolation and championship games are on Thursday. Other teams in the girls tournament include Cashion, Crescent, Fairview (host), Hennessey, Okarche and OBA. Brenda Geels

Eagles’ Season Comes to an End

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The 2020 Season came to a conclusion in the first round of the playoffs on Friday. The team made their way to Dibble with a chance to rewrite history. The Demons scored first after the Eagles went backwards on their opening drive, due to penalties and a blocked punt in the endzone that had to be kicked out of bounds for a safety. The opposing team added a touchdown after a long push, taking up most of the first quarter.

Lady Bison Recognized for Academic Achievement

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The Lady Bison fastpitch softball team was recognized this week by the OSSAA with an Academic Achievement Award. This year the team posted a combined GPA of 3.8. This award comes on the heels of a successful year for the Lady Bison, who ended their season 18-14 with a District championship. According to first year coach Rick Scott, “These girls are taking care of business both on the field and in the classroom. They are a great group of young ladies who are doing an awesome job of representing both their school and community. I am so very proud of all their hard work,” . The team featured youth this past season with only one junior, seven sophomores and three freshmen. They have the potential to build upon the success of what was started this past season.

Eagles Win Big at Hinton

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In their regular season finale, the Eagles traveled over to Hinton to take on the Comets in a battle for playoff position. The Eagles were coming off their first victory of the season, and were looking to add to it against a team with the same record. After a quick 3 and out by the Eagle defense, the new look offense took to the field, and Joe Jackson made a statement, taking the option himself for a 45 yard TD. The Eagles defense came back out and continued to put the pads to the Comets big tailback, keeping them at minimal gains throughout the game. Although they scored, the opposing team had to use the majority of the quarter just to cross the goalline.

Eagles Notch Their First Win

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It took an ice storm, power outages, and a push to a Saturday afternoon game for the Eagles to get their first win of the season. The Watonga Eagles took on another Eagles team from Oklahoma Christian Academy in Edmond for their last home game of the regular season, which happened to also be Senior Day.