Pawhuska Huskies

Pawhuska Graduation 2015 (photo gallery)

Pawhuska Graduation 2015 (photo gallery)

Tall of Fame

Tall of Fame

With lots of laughter and inside jokes, three men and one woman who inducted into the Pawhuska Huskies Basketball Hall of Fame on Friday evening. This year’s crop: Lauren Gould Garnett ’04, Louis Surber ’48, Jay Hurt ’62 and Kent May ’71. “Super inductees tonight,” said emcee Travis Finley, suggesting that a team made up […]


Tough guys take to the mats

Tough guys take to the mats

Huskies mull 4-day school

With schools across Oklahoma facing a teacher shortage, the Pawhuska district is considering condensing its weekly calendar in an effort to draw in more quality applicants. A work group of teachers, parents and community members with Pawhuska Public Schools are researching potentially moving the district to a four-day week, something already in place at Woodland, […]


Pawhuska Homecoming 2014

Pawhuska Homecoming 2014

One killed, his cousin hurt, in wreck that has a community grieving

A Pawhuska high school student was killed and his cousin injured Saturday evening on County Road 4301, the road that runs west toward Foraker through the Tallgrass Prairie Preserve. The Oklahoma Highway Patrol identified neither juvenile but friends and family said the accident at 5:45 p.m. claimed the life of Mikey Lynn and injured his […]


Football season starts in earnest

Football season starts in earnest

Pawhuska Junior High to close, alternative school moving

Pawhuska Junior High to close, alternative school moving

At a special meeting Thursday evening, the Pawhuska school board voted unanimously to shut down the junior high school building, thereby moving the seventh grade to Pawhuska Elementary School and the eighth grade to the high school. The move is expected to save the school district about $100,000 a year at a time when the […]


Pawhuska High School Graduation 2014

Pawhuska High School Graduation 2014

Soccer coach, turned in for minor infraction, considers moving on

Soccer coach, turned in for minor infraction, considers moving on

When the Cinderella season ended earlier this month for the Pawhuska Lady Huskies’ soccer team, one of its biggest supporters was not on the sideline. First year head coach Giovane Soliano confirmed Tuesday afternoon that he was suspended for the Lady Huskies’ state quarterfinal 6-0 loss to eventual state runner-up Glenpool on May 8. The […]


Goodbye, Mr. Potter

Goodbye, Mr. Potter

Les Potter has been a fixture around Pawhuska since he was born, but more particularly an avuncular, friendly face around Pawhuska Public Schools since 1992. And now, the principal of Pawhuska Elementary School is moving on to Alva, where he will be the principal of that city’s high school. On Monday night, he made it […]


Huskies get to podium at State Track Meet

Huskies get to podium at State Track Meet

Despite not coming away with a team title, two members of the Pawhuska High School girls’ track team made it to the podium Saturday at the state track meet in Moore. After finishing 12th last year and missing the finals, sophomore Sarah Phillippi finished second in the 300-meter hurdles, missing out on a state title […]


Baseball season over for Osage County

The 2014 high school baseball season is over in Osage County. After sweeping a doubleheader against Adair in the district tournament, the Pawhuska Huskies went 1-2 at its regional tournament Wednesday and Thursday. After opening with a 14-13 win over Salina (19-16), the Huskies dropped two straight games, a 16-0 loss Wednesday night to top-ranked […]


Soccer team is a Cinderella tale

Soccer team is a Cinderella tale

  In Osage County, Cinderella wears cleats and shin guards. Fresh off of a 3-1 Friday night play-in round win over Wagoner, the Pawhuska High School girls’ soccer team upset third-ranked Catoosa 1-0 Tuesday afternoon at Owasso High School. Tuesday’s win came in dramatic fashion, with sophomore midfielder Genie Herren scoring the game’s lone goal […]


Despite being without a course, Huskie golfers excel

Despite being without a course, Huskie golfers excel

  By finishing fifth at Monday’s regional at Pryor Creek Golf Course, the Pawhuska earned a spot in the Class 2A state golf championships. Never mind that the Huskies do not have access to an open golf course within 30 minutes of campus. Since Pawhuska’s nine-hole course closed in 2009, the team has had to […]


Local schools sending several to state track meets

Local schools sending several to state track meets

With a regional runner-up finish at their regional meet Saturday, the Pawhuska High School girls track team is gunning for a Class 3A state title. The Lady Huskies will have student-athletes competing in nine events at the state meet, scheduled for Friday and Saturday at Moore High School. The team picked up wins Saturday in […]


Regaining the Pride of Pawhuska

On Thursday evening, a somewhat ragtag group of kids took center stage at Pawhuska High’s Oren Terrill Fieldhouse. And they made music. The Pawhuska school band has nearly doubled in size over the past three years and appears poised to continue to be a more popular choice for students. Mary Hull, who at the age […]


Pawhuska Soccer team heads to state

Pawhuska’s girls soccer team, which just formed three years ago without much support from the school, finished its regular season 9-0 and is now in the state tournament. The team is being coached for the first time this year by Giovane Soliano, a longtime volunteer with youth soccer who hails from the soccer-crazy Caribbean island  […]


Pawhuska youth sports little league


Lady Huskies head to state


Barnsdall and Pawhuska baseball tournaments


Coaching to a national title

Coaching to a national title

Pawhuska High School’s loss is Highland Community College’s gain. Three years ago, Pawhuska native B.J. Smith applied for a head coaching position at his alma mater. He was passed over for another candidate and instead headed north to Highland Community College in Highland, Kan., about 75 minutes northwest of Kansas City. Since taking over the […]


Hominy track meet


Oklahoma State Wrestling Championship

Oklahoma State Wrestling Championship