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FORT GIBSON—As if the Lady Tigers of Fort Gibson needed another weapon in their offensive arsenal, a new face lit up the court and the scoreboard for Fort Gibson Tuesday night as the Lady Tigers rolled to a 51-29 win over Harding Charter Prep in a battle of Class 4A top-10 ranked teams.

 Muskogee’s basketball games and all other events at all levels on Tuesday are canceled due to COVID-19 spikes. That includes Muskogee boys at home against Redemption Life Academy and the girls at Broken Arrow.  The remainder of the week will be updated online first as news is received.

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It'll be hard for Muskogee to match its offensive efficiency for the first 10 minutes of Friday's home tilt with Bartlesville.

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FORT GIBSON—You know the old saying about what you do when you fall off the horse?  That’s right — you dust yourself off and get back on.

The Hilldale girls showed some signs of having to play back-to-back days, but only for one quarter as they took care of Kiowa 61-46 on Friday at Hilldale Event Center.

Once again Hilldale played musical opponents Tuesday night thanks to COVID-19, and the Hornets put on perhaps their performance of the season as they demolished previously unbeaten Class B No. 5 Red Oak 64-30 at the Hilldale Event Center.

WARNER — Fouls, youth and turnovers were a recipe for trouble as the Warner Lady Eagles were unable to win the championship of their own Warner Eagle Classic, falling to the unbeaten Keys Lady Cougars 55-44 at the Warner Event Center Saturday night.

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FORT GIBSON — Harrison Field House was full of Tigers on Thursday night but in the end the gold and blue Tigers of Oktaha took better advantage of their fourth-quarter opportunities and scored a 57-50 win over the host Tigers of Fort Gibson in action at the Fort Gibson Festival.

When you have success, people take notice and that appears to be the case for Enid Plainsmen head football coach Rashaun Woods, whose name surfaced in reports in connection to the current coaching vacancy at Muskogee.

MULDROW 70, GORE 25  (G) — Karli Springer had 10 points to lead the Lady Pirates (1-3) on a tough opening night in the Sequoyah County Tournament, dropping them into the consolation round later this week.

Hilldale’s girls head into their makeup contest Tuesday with arch-rival Fort Gibson with two wins in their last four games against ranked foes.

Two head football coaching jobs are nearing selection time. Travis Hill is one of the two in contention for the MHS job. Hill, the Roughers' defensive coordinator this past season and a former head coach at East Central, confirmed that to the Phoenix. Although superintendent Jarod Mendenhall…

Muskogee’s head football coach search is nearing a second-round of interviews, and superintendent Jarod Mendenhall told the Phoenix late this week that the earlier goal of a recommended hire to the board at its February meeting may be brought up at the Jan. 19 board meeting instead.

The Hilldale girls took out the Class 4A No. 8 Ada Lady Cougars 55-47 on Monday to advance to tonight’s semifinals of the Ada Cougar Classic tournament.

Hilldale's girls finally got a game in after three weeks of COVID-related issues from either themselves or their opponents and took a 47-45 win at Tulsa Memorial on Saturday.

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