Olney ISD hired a new head baseball coach. Coach Braden Williams wasted no time getting to work by hosting a summer baseball camp. The purpose of the camp, held at the refurbished Olney Baseball Complex, was to teach new players the fundamentals of baseball and instill an appreciation and love for the game, Coach Williams said. Coach Williams had some help from Olney High School Cubs Varsity Baseball Pitcher Jordan Jacoba. The two led the children through stretching routines then began teaching the fundamentals of throwing and catching the ball, later moving into several other exercises teaching essential skills.
Olney High School [OHS] Golf Coach Katie Rowe put on a summer golf camp with the help of friends and family. Coach Rowe said the summer camps focus was teach not only teach beginning golfers the skills needed to succeed in the sport of golf but to also give the children a chance to have some fun this summer with a pool party and lunch after camp ended.
One of the many sports camps taking place this summer by Olney Independent School District [OISD] is the softball summer camp. The camp is hosted by OHS Softball Coach, Mollie Pace and will teach future Lady Cubs softball players the skills it will take to be a successful softball player.
The Possum Pedal Bike Ride drew a big crowd in spite of rain this year, including at least three plucky participants from Olney this year American Legion Post Commander Chris Garcia and his son James and Len Bernhardt. The race also allowed Chris Garcia to road test the recumbent trike he was awarded through an American Legion program that provides adaptive sports equipment to veterans.
The 17th Annual Tower Extrusion Junior Golf Tournament was a hit as it is every year, drawing in families from all over Young County and farther out as family members living outside Olney return to relive victories from tournaments past and make new memories.