Pictured are the Lady Cubs JV 2 Squad, the players and their team number are :1 Katey Gilmore, 2 Havana Richards, 3 Natalie Rodriguez, 6 Krystal Hernandez , 11 Emily Marquez, 23 Joselyn Marquez, 26 Nita Roath, 28 Angelina Rockmore, 29 Payton Welsh and 37 Whittney Shook. Photo by Will Sadler
High school football is back and so are the Olney Cubs. The Cubs recently scrimmaged against the Tioga Bulldogs and the Haskell Indians. The Cubs played a mixed game of Varsity and JV teams. Both teams were fired up and cheered each other on. No score was taken during the game but the Cubs scored several touchdowns and made a number of strong defensive plays. The offense looked solid and was opening up the holes for the running back and quarterback to squeeze through.
The Olney Cubs 8U Elite Flag Football win the 2021 Championship! The Cubs participated in the GT Flag Football X tournament at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, TX. The Cubs won the championship game for their bracket!! Attached is a team picture with their championship banner and rings! These boys have worked very hard all summer participating in different tournaments. KaLynn Philip said, “They are more than deserving of this award!” Kameron Betts, Xzander Vargas, Santiago Hernandez, Lane Philipp, Rylan Keeter, Christopher McElroy, Tank Fortner, Jack Wells, and Ayden Salano. Coaches: Greg Fortner, Brett Philipp, Dusty McElroy, Casey Keeter, and Alex Salano
The 2021 Olney Lady Cub Mini Cheer Camp ended with lots of cheering and stunt routines. According to the Olney High School (OHS) Cheerleader Coach Janie Green, the camp was a great success this year, with 24 participants for the 2021 camp.
The first ever Paws to the Pedal Bike Ride was a great success. Paws to the Pedal was introduced on Saturday, June 26th, 2021 here in Olney, as a way to raise money for the youth programs at The Refuge. Overall, there were 68 cyclists registered for the event, who came from all over Texas. The event included a 6 mile family friendly route, a 27 mile route, and a 44 mile route. The bike ride was organized by The Refuge, but would not have been possible without support from the community. Sponsors for the Paws to the Pedal Bike Ride include: Cub Nutrition, First State Bank, Hometown Coffee & Tea, Hope Fellowship, House of Mercy Enterprises, Olney InterBank, and Tower Extrusions. Special thanks to: Christian Motorcycle Association, City of Olney Public Works, Olney EMS, Olney Police Department, Olney Fire Department, TXDOT, and Young County Sheriff ’s Office. And thank you to all the volunteers. The money raised from the event totaled $1,116.35, which will go to The Refuge youth programs.