Those Championship Seasons

The Roff Tigers hoist their first gold basketball in more than six decades Saturday night, March 6, at the State Fair Arena in Oklahoma City
The Roff Tigers hoist their first gold basketball in more than six decades Saturday night, March 6, at the State Fair Arena in Oklahoma City

For sports and photography fans, you might be aware that we are at the tail end of basketball season. Saturday night, the Roff Tigers won their first basketball championship in more than 60 years, in the newly-remodeled Oklahoma State Fairgrounds Arena, also known as The Big House. The Tigers were pitted against perennial class A arch rival, the Red Oak Eagles, from whom Roff took two consecutive baseball titles last fall and last spring. It was an incredibly intense game, and was an absolute pleasure to work under the new, improved lights in The Big House.

A day earlier, Friday, the Konawa Lady Tigers beat Savanna in the area championship game in McAlester, also in a nail-biter. They play in the class 2A state tournament starting tomorrow at The Big House, and I will be there.

Update: The Konawa Lady Tigers lost their bid for the state championship Thursday night, March 11, against Snyder. My basketball season, and theirs, is over.

The Konawa Lady Tigers celebrate a 3-point victory against Savanna at the Expo Center in McAlester Friday night, March 5
The Konawa Lady Tigers celebrate a 3-point victory against Savanna at the Expo Center in McAlester Friday night, March 5
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2 Comments

  1. Congrats to the Roff boys. But I’m *really* happy for Konawa. I saw them get there a couple of times — most recently in 2007 when they were undefeated and ranked #1.

    Marline and I had the pleasure of covering their two games in the State Tourney (though none of their games were in the Big House, sadly).

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