With the cancellation of all spring sports by the Oklahoma Secondary School Activities Association in response to the recent COVID-19 pandemic, senior Josh Edwards will now miss out on his final opportunity to compete for the Canton Tigers. While Edwards has been one of Canton’s top performers on the football field and basketball court throughout his high school career, 2019 was his first year to qualify for the State Meet in track.
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Following the news of the Oklahoma Secondary School Activities Association’s decision to cancel spring sports due to the recent COVID-19 pandemic, seniors across the state are missing out on their final opportunities to compete for their respective schools. For Canton’s Claysen Scott, that also means he won’t get an opportunity to return to the State Meet in track.
Imiyah Littlejohn competes in the hurdles in Fairview. Littlejohn not only took third plays in the 100-meter event, but also finished second in the 300-meter hurdlers.
Prior to Spring Break, as well as the shutdown of Canton Public Schools due the recent COVID-19 pandemic, the elementary and junior high track teams competed in Fairview for their opening competition of the season.
The Canton High School basketball boys had high hopes of reaching the Area Round, or even the State Tournament this past season, they were eliminated on the second day of the Regional Bracket for the second-straight year. Still, Canton was led by an extraordinary group of seniors that produced double-digit win totals each of the last three seasons for the first time in recent memory.
Evan Burchett pulls down the offensive rebound before going back up to score two of his six points against Alva. Unfortunately, the Goldbugs went on to win by a score of 20-6.
Preston Foster drives in for a layup attempt in Canton’s contest against Okeene in the Canton Lions Club Fifth and Sixth-Grade Tournament. The Tigers were one of four schools to compete in the event, including Okeene, Alva and Fairview.
The Canton sixth-grade Lady Tigers finished second place in the Canton Lions Club Basketball Tournament. They defeated Fairview in the opening round before being beaten by Alva in the Championship Game.
The Canton Lions Club hosted their annual fifth and sixth grade basketball tournament on Monday February 17 and Tuesday February 18, with four teams from across Northwest Oklahoma taking part in the event. Okeene, Alva, Fairview and the hometown-Tigers all competed as the teams were split into four brackets.