High school basketball playoffs are underway as Classes A and B started postseason last weekend and 2A-4A begin this weekend.
Here is an update on the small schools in the News Press coverage area on who advances to regionals and whose season ended.
Also, Classes 2A-4A have their playoff brackets announced and Class 6A has had its regional pairings announced.
In Area I, the Mulhall-Orlando boys and coach Keith Fletcher are District 5 runners-up after beating Cimarron and losing to No. 17 Buffalo. The Panthers (3-21) now head to a regional sub-site for consolation quarterfinals at Lomega High School on Thursday, playing the host school at 3 p.m. Should M-O advance, the rest of the regional consolation bracket will be at Pioneer-Pleasant Vale. If M-O makes the area tournament, it will head to Woodward from Feb. 21-23.
The M-O girls and coach Becki Meuten won the District 5 championship over Buffalo and head to the winners bracket of regionals, where the semifinals will take place at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at Lomega. M-O (16-8) will play the host school for the chance to play in the regional championship, taking place at Pioneer-Pleasant Vale on Saturday. The Area assignment is the same for the Lady Panthers.
In Area II, the Coyle boys and coach Josh Sumrall earned the District 4 Runner-up title after beating Bluejacket and losing to No. 16 Covington-Douglas. Coyle (12-13) will head home to the Coyle gymnasium for regionals at 3 p.m. Thursday against Waynoka. If Coyle makes a run through regionals, the Area Tournament will be held at Pioneer Fieldhouse in Stillwater from Feb. 21-23.
The Coyle girls and coach Tom Webb ended their season in the district tournament last Friday. Coyle (7-17) lost to Bluejacket.
In Area I, the Glencoe boys and coach John Lazenby earned the District 6 title, beating Oklahoma Bible Academy. The No. 2 Panthers (24-1) will head to OBA in Enid for the winner’s bracket semifinals of regionals, playing Cherokee at 8 p.m. Thursday. The Regional Championship will be in Union City on Saturday.
The Area Tournament will be held at the Enid Event Center from Feb. 21-23.
The Yale boys and coach Colby Wagner ended their season in districts. The Bulldogs (5-19) lost to OBA.
The Glencoe girls and coach Chad Tsotigh also earned the district title, beating Yale to advance to the winner’s bracket of regionals. The No. 12 Lady Panthers will play Cherokee at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at OBA. Should Glencoe advance, the regional title will be in Union City.
The Yale girls and coach Leslea Wagner advance to the consolation bracket as district runner-up, playing Thomas-Fay-Custer at 1:30 p.m. Thursday. Should the Lady Bulldogs (13-12) advance, they will head to Union City.
The area assignments are the same for the girls.
In Area II, the Frontier boys and coach Bob Weckstein won the District 5 championship by beating Wesleyan Christian to advance to the winner’s bracket of regionals. The No. 3 Mustangs (17-7) will play Cave Springs at 8 p.m. Thursday in Cleveland.
The Area Tournament will take place in Stroud from Feb, 21-23 if the Mustangs advance as regional champion or runner-up.
The Ripley boys and coach Doug Scott ended their season in districts. The Warriors (12-14) lost to Woodland.
The Frontier girls and coach Brett Tahah also earned the district title, beating Welch. The No. 2 Lady Mustangs (23-1) will play Cave Springs at 6:30 p.m. Thursday in the winner’s bracket.
The Ripley girls, also coached by Doug Scott, earned the District 2 title by beating Pond Creek-Hunter in overtime. The Lady Warriors (20-5) will head to the winner’s bracket of regionals, playing Strother at 6:30 p.m. Thursday in Ripley. If Ripley makes it to the regional title, the game will be in Agra on Saturday.
The area assignments are the same for the girls.
In Area I, the Pawnee boys and coach David Page will host Mounds and Pawhuska at Pawnee High School in the District 3 tournament. The No. 19 Black Bears (17-6) earned a bye and will play Saturday.
The Morrison boys and coach Cory Bales also earned a bye. The Wildcats (8-13) will head to Stroud and will either play the host school or Hominy on Saturday.
The Pawnee girls and coach Tori Wilde will also host Mounds and Pawhuska in districts. The Lady Black Bears (18-5) will play Saturday.
The regional sub-site for the Pawnee teams is Mounds and the main site is Pioneer-Pleasant Vale High School.
The Morrison girls and coach Hillary Patterson have the same assignment as the boys. The Lady Wildcats (8-12) will play Stroud at 6:30 p.m. Friday in Stroud. The regional sub-site for the Morrison teams is Preston and the main site is Morrison High School.
The Area I Tournament will be at the Central National Bank Center in Enid.
In Area I, the Perry boys and coach Brandon Hight will head to Meeker for the District I title. The No. 8 Maroons (19-3) will play at 8 p.m. Saturday.
The Perry girls and coach Ron Dwyer have the same assignment. The Lady Maroons (10-11) will play at 6:30 p.m. Saturday.
The regional site for the Perry teams is Jones High School next week. The Area I Tournament will be at Stillwater’s Pioneer Fieldhouse from Feb. 28-March 2.
In Area I, the Cushing boys and coach Jontue Ezell will host Classen School of Advanced Studies for the District 4 title. The Tigers (10-11) will play at 8 p.m. Friday.
The Cushing girls and coach Brian Busby have the same assignment. The Lady Tigers (15-7) will play at 6:30 p.m. Friday. The regional site for the Cushing schools is Kingfisher High School next week. The Area I Tournament will be at Washington High School from Feb. 28-March 2.
In Area III, the Perkins-Tryon boys and coach Norman Tippeconnie will head to John Marshall High School in Oklahoma City for the District 2 title. The Demons (3-19) will play at 8 p.m. Friday.
The P-T girls and coach Jerry Burnett have the same assignment. The No. 9 Lady Demons (21-1) will play at 6:30 p.m. Friday. The regional sub-site for the Perkins schools is Harrah and the main site is Cleveland High School next week.
The Area III Tournament will be held at Catoosa High School from Feb. 28-March 2.
In the Booker T. Washington regional on the East side of the bracket, the Stillwater boys and coach Michael Davis will play Putman City North. The No. 14 Pioneers (14-7) will play at 6:30 p.m. on Feb. 22 at BTW High in Tulsa.
The Stillwater girls and coach Kendra Kilpatrick will head to Union for their regional assignment. The Lady Pioneers (5-16) will play the host school in Tulsa at 8 p.m. Feb. 21.
Area assignments for the class will be announced at a later date.