It was a wild Saturday evening in Pawhuska as both the boys and girls were playing for a championship in the Pawhuska Invitational.
After the Lady Huskies got a victory over Oklahoma Union, both Morrison and Pawhuska were in the layup line when Pawhuska’s Jamar Goff went up for a dunk and broke the back board. Administrators from both teams talked it through and made the decision to play the game at the old gym, which is only used for practice and hasn’t been used for a game in several years.
The game lived up to the billing, as the lead changed hands on a number of occasions and the 200 some-odd fans packed into the three row high gymnasium were in a frenzy throughout the entire evening. With 10 seconds remaining, the officials ruled that a Morrison player stepped out of bounds as the Huskies trailed by a point, thus giving Pawhuska life. On the other end Pawhuska’s Dalton Hurd had the ball stripped away, though and Morrison would go on to get the 38-37 win.
To begin the evening, the Lady Huskies got a 49-40 victory over Oklahoma Union in the first game of the night. It was a game that the Lady Huskies controlled throughout, leading 11-6 at the end of the first quarter and Pawhuska took a three-point lead into halftime. Pawhuska was able to extend that lead to 36-30 going into the fourth quarter before getting the nine point win. Shelby Laird led Pawhuska with 15 points, while Miya Curry added 12 and OKU’s Riley Lemos had 11.
The Huskies were scheduled to play Barnsdall on Tuesday but COVID-19 issues have forced the Panthers to cancel that game. Pawhuska is currently seeking an opponent to replace Barnsdall.
The Pawhuska Huskies and Lady Huskies both got victories on Friday night to advance to the championship of the Pawhuska Invitational on Saturday night.
The boys defeated Alva 43-33. Pawhuska had a 19-13 lead with two and a half minutes left in the second quarter before Alva went on a quick 8-0 run to take a 21-19 lead into halftime. Both offenses would struggle early in the second half, but big three-pointers from Tel Richardson and late free throws from Holton Justus secured the victory.
The Lady Huskies defeated Cleveland, 58-50. Cleveland led 11-9 at the end of the first quarter and had a 24-21 lead in the late going of the second quarter when Ariana Soliano made a shot at the halftime buzzer, which trimmed the lead to one. Pawhuska led by two going into the fourth quarter and in the late going of the contest, Miya Curry was nine of ten from the foul line.
The Lady Huskies will take on Oklahoma Union at 6:30 p.m. and the guys will follow with a game against Morrison. Both of those games can be heard on Sportstalk KPGM FM 99.1 and KPGMTV.com.
It was another wild one for the Pawhuska Lady Huskies on Thursday afternoon, as they took on the Morrison Lady Wildcats in the first round of the Pawhuska Invitational. After losing to Morrison a week and a half ago, Pawhuska got revenge with a 46-43 victory.
Teams traded the lead back and forth throughout, as neither team led by more than five. With 23 seconds remaining and the Lady Huskies leading by one, it was this missed free throw by Miya Curry that put the Lady Huskies over the top.
Morrison had a three-point attempt on the opposite end, which would have tied it, but Shelby Laird got the rebound and hung on to the ball for the final few seconds.
Jordan Nelson scored 12 points for Pawhuska, while Arianna Soliano added 11. The Lady Huskies next take the court on Friday at 4:20 p.m. where they will take on Cleveland.
On the guy’s side, the Huskies took on Mingo Valley Christian Academy. They got off to a slow start, leading 16-13 at the end of one. It was the defense that set the tone in the second quarter, though as the Huskies held the Eagles scoreless and Pawhuska led 33-13 heading into halftime.
From there, the Huskies went on to win, 53-37. Jamar Goff came off the bench and had 20 points and Holton Justus added 11, all coming in the first quarter.
Up next for the Huskies is an 8 p.m. tipoff against Alva on Friday night. Both of those broadcasts can be heard on Sportstalk KPGM FM 99.1 and KPGMTV.com.
he Barnsdall basketball team has been unable to practice since last Thursday due to COVID-19 issues. Coach Wade Corder says he hopes the Panthers will be able to take the floor again on Monday before a quick turnaround with a home game against Pawhuska. He says it has been difficult losing the practice time and the games in which they had hoped to play.
Playoff information has already been released for Corder and the Panthers, as their district foes will be Garber and Yale. Corder says he has spent time studying up on their upcoming playoff opponents.
Corder says that most importantly, from what he knows everyone is doing fine.
It was an instant classic on Monday evening, as the Pawhuska Lady Huskies defeated the Woodland Lady Cougars, 45-42 in double overtime. Pawhuska didn’t lead in the game until the first overtime period.
The Lady Huskies trailed 17-7 heading into halftime and were down by as much as 13 in the second half. Pawhuska clawed back into the contest and this three-pointer with just under a minute to go in the fourth from Taleah Forte sent the game to overtime.
Both teams had chances to get the victory in the final minute of the game, but it would be decided in overtime. Trailing by four, Forte hit another big three-pointer in the first overtime, which aided the Lady Huskies in forcing a second overtime. Trailing by a point midway through the second overtime period, this shot by Miya Curry gave the Lady Huskies only its second lead of the game, which they would keep for good.
Curry led the Lady Huskies in scoring with 16 points. Jordon Nelson scored all nine of her points from the free throw line and Shelby Laird had eight points.
The boys game wasn’t nearly as exciting, as the Huskies went on to get a 49-35 victory. Pawhuska led by as much as 20 in the second half before allowing the Cougars to get within eight in the final five minutes. Holton Justus, Isaiah Walker and Tel Richardson all scored in double figures.
The Huskies now host the Pawhuska tournament beginning on Thursday. Coverage can be heard throughout the entire weekend on Sportstalk KPGM FM 99.1 and KPGMTV.com.
Pawhuska girls and boys basketball is back at it on Monday night, ahead of the Huskies own tournament this weekend.
Pawhuska will play host to Woodland on Monday evening. Both teams are coming off wins on Thursday, when the girls and guys swept Dewey.
The Pawhuska guys will cherish the opportunity to play four games over the next six days. After a late start because of the football team’s run, Pawhuska has played just seven games so far, and stands at 6-1. The Huskies reputation has carried them still to a No. 9 ranking in Class 2A.
Girls tip at 6:30 with the guys to follow on 99.1 FM – KPGM. You can also watch those games on KPGMTV.com.
It was a showdown between two Washington County teams Friday evening, as the Dewey Bulldoggers played host to the Caney Valley Trojans. Dewey competed throughout, but it was the Trojans who spoiled the Doggers homecoming Friday evening, getting a 46-36 victory.
Both teams struggled to get things going offensively in the early going, as the game was tied at 14 with 2:30 left in the first half. A 9-0 run to close the second quarter helped the Trojans get some comfort heading into halftime. This Bryce Kramer three-pointer was a part of that run.
Caney Valley’s lead was extended to as much as 14 in the third quarter before Dewey climbed back into it. The Doggers would get no closer than six in the closing minutes, though.
Daniel Barham finished with 18 points, while Kramer added 13 for Caney Valley. Dewey’s Jake LaSpisa had 13 points and Jacob Mouser added 11.
Dewey travels to Sperry later tonight, while Caney Valley plays Wyandotte and Fairland next week. Those games were scheduled after the Caney Valley Tournament got canceled.
Barnsdall Public Schools will be back to in-person learning on Wednesday. A post on the Barnsdall Public Schools Facebook page says in part that the school is hopeful they won’t have to return to virtual learning again, but if COVID-19 cases were to increase once school resumes, they may have to go virtual again.
The school is now required to enter its COVID-19 case numbers and close contacts on a statewide data system. A graph shows that one week ago, 92 students and staff members were in quarantine. That number is now down to 13.
Staff members will continue to clean and disinfect all areas of the school to prevent the spread of COVID-19. They will also continue to encourage students to wear masks, wash their hands regularly and watch their distance.
Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, Nutrition Director for Osage County, Kyme Vincent has received more money to help Osage County residents than she has in past years. At Monday's Board of Osage County Commissioners meeting, the commissioners reviewed the S20 quarterly financial report for the period ending in December of last year.
Vincent is working on using that money in the coming six months, as district one commissioner Randall Jones says some of that money can be rolled over into the next fiscal year, but other funds must be used by June 30th. One problem that Vincent could face is if the State of Oklahoma were to come in and take some of those funds away.
The county gives the nutrition department $80,000 each year as well. Thus far, Vincent has spent just over a quarter of that.
At Monday's Board of Osage County Commissioners meeting, district one commissioner Randall Jones informed the public that air purifiers have been bought and are currently being installed to help slow the spread of COVID-19 in county-owned buildings.
The commissioners are holding off on installing more air purifiers to other buildings because of the high cost of this project. This first round of installation is going to cost upward of $50,000. This is why they will look to begin work in other buildings just after the fiscal year in July.