Trojan Athletics Dominated in Fall 2019
It was an exciting season for OBA athletics, with volleyball and boys cross country competing at the state level.
High School Fastpitch Softball closed out the season with a 13-12 record. The Lady Trojans had five players selected for All-Conference: Taylor Goodwin, Devan Hawk, Rian Titus, Cooper Cayot, and Leah Titus were all selected. The girls all played in the All-Conference game at Ringwood.
The Middle School girls played a good season, finishing out 2-2. The team was very young and had a lot of games cancelled due to weather, but played well and improved over the season!
The OBA Volleyball team had a banner season. After winning Regionals, the team placed Runner-Up at the State Tournament! It was the team’s first appearance at the State Tournament since 2015. The High School team included five seniors: Ashlyn, Bekah, Molly, Bronte and Julia. They closed out the season with a 26-10 record.
The Middle School team finished up the season 11-2. They were a very strong team and fun to coach and watch play.
A big congratulations to Ashlyn Orr, who was selected to the Oklahoma Coaches Association All-State Team, and to Coach Roth, who was named Region 1 Coach of the Year!
The High School football team finished the season in mid-November at the State Playoffs. It was the first time in five years that the team has competed in the playoffs. This year’s team battled through several weeks of adversity, but kept their goal of being in the playoffs alive through it all!
The Middle School Football team closed out the season with a record of 5-3. The boys played hard and worked well together as a team, beating out pre-season expectations.
The Boys XC team qualified for State with a 7th place finish at Regionals. They closed out the season placing 18th overall at the State Championship event. Sophomore Matthew Smith placed 13th at the State 5k course with a personal best time. Smith placed 3rd at the regional meet. Other Regional runners who placed included: Junior Nick Hawk place 17th , followed by Blaine Berdgdall 59th, John Pethoud 69th, Nic Smith 74th, Luke Wells 84th and Sam Buller 85th.
The girls XC team also had a great season, placing 8th at the Regional meet. The team was led by senior Macy Courter, who placed 35th at Regionals. Other team members who placed include Tadelech Short 52nd, Piper Downing 54th, Madeline Kirtley 59th, Leah Chambers 66th, Molly Bryun 74th, and Grace Lohman 79th.
Both teams worked very hard this year and showed personal improvement in their times over last season.
The OBA Cheer Team had a fantastic fall cheering at all of the football games and pep-assemblies. The squad also put on a Fall Mini-Cheer camp.
Capital Campaign Updates
OBA Launches Phase II of Capital Project
Next Phase will improve playing spaces used for Volleyball, Basketball, Band, Track & Field, and offer a better space for all-school events and assemblies.
Projects to be completed in Phase II of the Capital Project include:
- Repainting & Resurfacing the Gym Floor, which will cost $25,000
- Installing New Bleachers, which will cost $120,000+
- Outdoor Track Repair will cost around $30,000
The final cost of new bleachers may be slightly higher depending on additional options. For example, individual seat backs add cost, but also provide additional comfort for spectators.
New bleachers will provide more seating, improved accessibility, and will feature the school mascot.
Capital Campaign Completed to Date:
- New Roof $ 247,270
- Outdoor Bleachers
- Baseball/Softball $40,000
- Football/Track $230,000
- Upgrades to School Building 5 Original Classrooms $70,000
- Gym Audio System $20,000
- Security Upgrades $25,000
- A/V in Auditorium $25,000
Total to Date: $657,270