Sterling Basketball

Sterling’s basketball teams both played in the Geronimo Festival during the past week. Sterling’s boys fell to Snyder 73-47 on Thursday, Dec. 10. The Tigers returned to action on Dec. 12 against Frederick and came up short against the Bombers losing 84-60.

Athletic recruitment woes

(AP) - The personal touch that helps coaches sell their programs to blue-chip prospects is missing this year. Restrictions brought about by the pandemic prevent face-to-face communication between players and coaches. Staffs can’t visit high schools.

Jay (Hi Ho) DeSilver

I really don’t have anything against the Big 10 and their member schools. If you have been following along through the pandemic with me, I have kept up a running dialog on the mess that this conference has become.

Jenks players celebrate with fans after defeating Edmond Santa Fe in a state championship high school football game at Wantland Stadium in Edmond, Okla., Saturday, Dec. 5, 2020.

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Jenks Public Schools issued an apology after its football fans received widespread criticism for not wearing masks or following social distancing recommendations during a state championship game on Saturday.

Jay (Hi Ho) DeSilver Sports Editor

We have finally turned the calendar to December, and does the end of 2020 ever look good. Basketball should be bouncing around the state but once again Covid is rearing its ugly head and putting the brakes on some teams seasons.