Athletics

OBA offers a variety of sports for both middle school and high school students. Our no-cut policy ensures every student has the opportunity to participate.

OBA provides Core Sports which we anticipate offering each year.

Since “physical training is of some value, but godliness has value for all things, holding promise for both the present life and the life to come” (I Timothy 4:8) the OBA sports community will seek the greater good of biblical integration in each sport by training our student athletes in the following Christlike character traits listed below:

Since “physical training is of some value, but godliness has value for all things, holding promise for both the present life and the life to come” (I Timothy 4:8) the OBA sports community will seek the greater good of biblical integration in each sport by training our student athletes in the following Christlike character traits listed below:

Perseverance/Endurance “…..because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete not lacking anything. James 1:3-4 “….let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that easily entangles us and run with perseverance the race marked out for us.” Hebrews 12:1

Humility… “Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit but in humility consider others more significant than yourselves. Have this mind among yourselves which is yours in Christ Jesus, who, though was in the form of God, did not count equality with God a ting to b grasped. But emptied himself, by taking the form of a servant being born in the in the likeness of men and being found in human form he humbled himself becoming obedient to death even death on a cross.” Phil 2:3-8

Faithfulness/Diligence… “Well done good and faithful servant! You have been faithful with a few things now I will put you in charge of many things; come share your master’s happiness ” Matt. 25:21 “We want each of you to show this same diligence to the very end, so that what you hope for may be fully realized.” Hebrews 6:11

Self Discipline… “Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one gets the prize? Run in such a way as to get the prize. Everyone who competes in the games goes into strict training. They do it to get a crown that will not last, but we do it to get a crown that will last forever. Therefore I do not run like someone running aimlessly; I do not fight like a boxer beating the air. No, I strike a blow to my body and make it my slave so that after I have preached to others, I myself will not be disqualified for the prize.” I Corinthians 9:24-27 For this very reason, make every effort to add to your faith goodness; and to goodness, knowledge; and to knowledge, self-control; and to self-control, perseverance; and to perseverance, godliness; and to godliness, mutual affection; and to mutual affection, love. 2 Peter 1:5-8

Cooperative Spirit… Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love. Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace. There is one body and one Spirit, just as you were called to one hope when you were called; one Lord, one faith, one baptism; one God and Father of all, who is over all and through all and in all. Ephesians 4:2-6 OBA expects that student athletes who develop these Christ life character traits will pursue intentional excellence, value the group over the individual, and application of Christlike traits toward their spiritual disciplines, church and family.

ADMINISTRATION

 

 

James Cheatham

Dean of Athletics (AD)

jcheatham@oklahomabible.com

 

 

 

BASEBALL

 

 

James Cheatham

Head Baseball Coach

jcheatham@oklahomabible.com

Easton Maxwell

MS Baseball

 

Titus Burrell

 

Assistant Baseball

 

tburrell@oklahomabible.com  

BASKETBALL

 

Trey Johnson

 

 

Head Boys Basketball Coach

tjohnson@oklahomabible.com

Randy Roth

Head Girls Basketball Coach

rroth@oklahomabible.com

Chris Cayot

Assistant Girls Basketball Coach

 

Titus Burrell

Assistant Boys Basketball Coach

tburrell@oklahomabible.com 

 

Head MS Girls Basketball Coach

 

Sherry Hofen

Asst MS Girls Basketball Coach

shofen@oklahomabible.com

Easton Maxwell

Head MS Boys Basketball Coach

 

Jason Warnock

Asst MS Boys Basketball Coach (Ad)

jwarnock@oklahomabible.com

 

 

 

CROSS COUNTRY

 

 

Daniel Cummins

Head Boys & Girls Cross Country Coach

dcummins@oklahomabible.com

Trey Johnson

MS Cross Country Coach

 

 

 

 

FOOTBALL

 

 

Chris Cayot

Head Football Coach

ccayot@oklahomabible.com

Jay Mendenhall

Asst Football Coach

jmendenhall@oklahomabible.com

James Cheatham

Defensive Coodinator

jcheatham@oklahomabible.com

Jason Warnock

Asst HS  (Ad)

jwarnock@oklahomabible.com

Eastin Maxwell

Asst HS / MS Football

emaxwell@oklahomabible.com

   

SOFTBALL

 

 

Titus Burrell

Head Fastpitch Coach

tburrell@oklahomabible.com 

Zach Titus

Asst HS Fastpitch  (Ad)

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Jarred Pitchford

Asst MS Fastpitch (Ad)

 

 

 

 

TENNIS

 

 

Daniel Cummins

Director of Tennis & Head Boys Coach

dcummins@oklahomabible.com

Melann Reid

Head Girls Tennis Coach (L)

 

 

Head Middle School Boys & Girls Tennis Coach

 

 

 

 

TRACK & FIELD

 

 

Alan Ford

Head Boys and Girls Track

aford@oklahomabible.com 

Sherry Hofen

Head Middle School Boys and Girls Track

shofen@oklahomabible.com

Scott Hofen

Asst Track

 

 

 

 

VOLLEYBALL

 

 

Randy Roth

Head Volleyball Coach

rroth@oklahomabible.com

Carl Smith

Head MS Volleyball Coach

 

 

 

 

CHEER

 

 

Samantha Cheatham

Head HS Cheer  Sponsor

 

Hannah Manns

Head MS Cheer Sponsor

 

Middle School Volleyball Schedule – 2022

8/16 vs Crossings A & B 4:30pm

8/22 @ Ponca City A & B 5pm

8/29 vs Yukon A & B 4:30pm

9/10 Chisholm Tournament A all day

9/12 vs Chisholm A & B 4pm

9/15 @ Yale A 4:30pm

9/19 @ Yukon A & B 4:30pm

9/26 @ Chisholm A & B 4pm

9/29 @ Tolaga   A  5pm

Football Schedule 2022

Aug 18th @ Velma Alma – Scrimmage 6:00

Aug 26th vs Davenport  7:00

Sept 2nd @ SW Covenant 7:00

Sept 9th @ Yale 7:00

Sept 16th @ Seiling 7:00

Sept 23rd  Bye Week

Sept 30th (HC) vs Waukomis 7:00

Oct 7th  @ Cherokee 7:00

Oct 13th (Th) vs Ringwood 7:00

Oct 21st   vs Garber 7:00

Oct 28th @ Kremlin 7:00

Nov 4th (SN) vs Pond Creek 7:00

HC – Homecoming

SN – Senior Night

Middle School Football Schedule 

2022

Sept 6th Tue @ Okeene 5:30

Sept 12th Mon @ Canton 5:30

Sept 19th Mon vs SW Covenant 5:30

Sept 26th Mon vs Garber 5:30

Oct 3rd Mon Pioneer 5:30

Oct 10th Mon @ SW Covenant 5:30

2022-23 Varsity Basketball Schedule

Nov 19 @ Sunrise Christian

Dec 13 vs Blackwell

Dec 16 vs Thomas

Dec 17  @ Okarche

Jan 3 vs Cashion

Jan 5-7 3 Rivers Conference Tournament

Jan 10 @ Drummond  

Jan 12 @ Alva

Jan 13 @ Hennessey

Jan 14 vs S.W. Covenant

Jan 17 @ Fairview

Jan 19-21 Caney Valley Tournament

Jan 24 vs Waukomis (SN)

Jan 27 vs Beaver  (HC)

Jan 28 vs Wellston   (Stride)

Jan 30 @ Watonga

Feb 2 vs Crescent

Feb 3 @ Morrison

2022-23 Middle School Basketball Schedule

11/14 @ Waller A & B 

11/16 & 17 Waukomis Middle School Tournament A only

11/28 @ Garber A & B

12/1 TBD

12/12 vs Hennessey A & B

1/9 vs Waukomis A & B

1/16 @ Fairview A & B

1/23 vs Fairview A & B

1/26 vs Longfellow TBD

1/31-2/4 Jenkins Price Tournament TBD

2/2 @ Canton TBD

2/7 @ Crescent A & B



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Eligibility Forms

These forms are required to be completed and kept on file at the school.  These forms are to be completed prior to the athletes participation in sports.
They can be turned in to the Head Coach or the Office.  Contact the office or Mr. Cheatham with any questions. Please click the links below to download forms.

 

Concussion Form          Cardiac Arrest Warning Signs _Parent Form          OBA Emergency Care Form             OSSAA Physical Form

 

NCAA/NAIA Eligibility:

College-bound athletes should check their 16 core credits with the counseling office. Be sure to check early (during your junior year!) It is too late once you start your senior year.   You need to create an account with the NCAA and NAIA during your junior year!

When you register for the ACT/SAT, list 9999 as one of your choices for the free score report, to have your comprehensive results automatically sent to the eligibility center.

NCAA:  http://www.ncaa.org/student-athletes/play-division-i-sports  
NCAA eligibility center:  https://web3.ncaa.org/ecwr3/

NAIA: http://www.playnaia.org/

NCAA eligibility PowerPoint:  NCAA INITIAL ELIGIBILITY POWERPOINT.ppt

 

Oklahoma Bible Academy Athletic COVID Guidelines – Updated 12/9/20

In order to maintain the health and safety of student athletes, we ask the following guidelines be followed by all spectators at athletic activities conducted inside the gymnasium:

  • Face coverings are expected to be worn by all individuals at all times when inside facilities. Face coverings will be available if needed. A face covering will be required to enter the game.
  • Social Distancing among spectators is to be observed as much as possible. This is in addition to the expectation that spectators will wear face coverings – maintaining social distance does not negate the face covering requirement.
  • Only team personnel, officials, and administration are allowed on the floor before, during, and after contest.
  • Spectators should observe and respect cordoned off areas where no seating is allowed due to safety.
  • Concessions will be limited to prepackaged items only. Social Distancing in Concessions area is to be observed at all times. Concession workers are required to wear face coverings.  Face coverings are expected from all in this area unless an individual is seated and actively eating in the concessions area.
  • Gate workers are required to wear face coverings. We ask if you have any symptoms of any kind or just don’t feel well, please Do Not Enter the Facility.
  • The number of spectators allowed may be limited to ensure a safe environment is maintained.
  • Individuals conducting themselves in an unsafe manner or causing risk to athletes and coaches may be removed from game.

Visiting Team Guidance:

  • Temperature checks / Verification thereof will be requested.
  • Locker rooms will be available, but teams are recommended to come dressed and ready to participate for event. Masks are encouraged in the locker room area.
  • Social distancing is expected in the bench / sideline area. *Review game operations guide.
  • There will be no team handshakes after the game. However, in the spirt of sportsmanship, OBA will acknowledge the opponent as determined by Head Coaches prior the game. 

** These guidelines can and may be modified at any time.                                           Update12.9.20

 

GENERAL INFORMATION FOR VISITING TEAMS AND FANS

  • All Visitor fans will be located on East Side.  Seating is limited.
    • Lawn chairs are allowed but must stay behind the fence.
  • Visiting team buses (All) will park in Gravel Lot West side near gym.
    • Please enter buses at the 2nd entrance (gravel lot).
  • Visiting Team Locker Room is in the back/west side of gym. MS locker room.
    • Team exits Locker Room on west side and walks south to field approx. 100 yards.
    • Enter field from Northwest Corner
  • Visiting Team will be on East side, sidelines.  Warm-up South End. (Scoreboard)
  • Band / Cheer will enter Northwest Corner.
  • Press Box coaches and Film 2nd level.  Space is very limit no additional room for radio/etc.
  • Gates open 5:45
  • Visiting fans park in main parking lot. Main entrance to OBA.
  • A Dinner is offered for purchase prior to game time by our Jr Class.
    • (Examples of meals are, ribs, tacos, etc.)

FALL SPORTS

CHEERLEADING

High school girls may try out to cheer for football.  They cheer at home and away games. Middle School cheerleaders may choose to participate and do not need to try out. They cheer only at home games.

CROSS COUNTRY

This fall sport is for middle school and high school boys and girls. Athletes compete at cross-country meets that are usually held on Saturdays during the fall. The season begins in August and ends mid-October.

FAST-PITCH SOFTBALL

OBA’s girls fast pitch softball teams (middle school and high school) begin their seasons in August and end late September/early October. Most games are late afternoon and evening.

FOOTBALL

OBA’s boys high school football season runs from August into November with ten or eleven regular season high school games plus high school scrimmages. Most middle school and junior varsity games are Monday late afternoon/evening. High school games are on Friday nights.

VOLLEYBALL

OBA’s girls high school volleyball season starts with practice in July and lasts until mid October. Middle school season begins directly before school starts and ends in September. Games are usually late afternoon and evening, as well as some tournaments on weekdays and Saturdays.

WINTER SPORTS

CHEERLEADING

High school girls may try out to cheer for basketball.  They cheer at home and away games. Middle School cheerleaders may choose to participate and do not need to try out. They cheer only at home games.

BASKETBALL

OBA’s boys and girls regular basketball season starts at the beginning of November and finishes the middle of February.  The regular season for high school is about 22 games, including tournaments. The high school regular season is followed by play-offs including district, regional, area, and state.  Most games are in the evening with middle school usually on Monday and Thursday and high school on Tuesday and Friday.

SPRING SPORTS

BASEBALL

Boy’s baseball season is offered in the spring for middle school and high school boys – March to May.
Home games are held at the school baseball complex. Most games are late afternoon and evening.

SLOW PITCH SOFTBALL

OBA’s girls softball teams play slow pitch in the spring, March to May.  Most games are late afternoon and evening

TRACK

This spring sport for boys and girls starts after basketball season and lasts until early May. Middle school and high school track meets are on weekdays and on Saturdays.

TENNIS

High school and middle school tennis may be offered in the spring, March to May. Tennis tournaments are held on weekdays and Saturdays.

ADDITIONAL SPORTS

GOLF

Students may participate in OSSAA golf as an individual sport. The school will not provide a coach. The school will provide a sponsor for regional and state tournaments.

SWIMMING

Students may participate as individuals in OSSAA swim competitions, held in the winter. The school will not provide a coach or practice facilities. The school will provide a sponsor for regional and championship meets.

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