Oklahoma Secondary School Activities Association

Joe Wertz / StateImpact Oklahoma

The body that oversees high school sports narrowly voted Friday to not approve rules to phase in summer activities.

The Oklahoma Secondary School Activities Association board of directors voted 7-6 Friday to reject a proposed plan that would have eased into high school sport summer activities.

The rejection paves the way for schools to begin hosting sporting clinic and camps the first week of June as long as there aren’t any superseding local or state restrictions.

Kateleigh Mills / KOSU

As the teacher walkout stretches into a second week and many schools remain closed, some teachers and coaches are trying to keep student extracurricular activities going.

Athletes from around the state gathered at the Carl Albert Invitational in Midwest City last week. Jeremiah Smith, a physical science teacher and track coach at Midwest City High School, says it might have put more pressure on lawmakers if they had canceled the meet, but that wouldn't benefit the students.

Headlines for Wednesday, December 3, 2014:

  • An Oklahoma law to cut personal income taxes from 5.25% to eventually 4.85% is moving forward. (Journal Record)

  • Oklahoma lawmakers protect Tinker Air Force Base’s entire fleet of AWACS. (NewsOK)

  • The small northeast Oklahoma town of Locust Grove is finding itself cast as a villain for winning a football game. (Tulsa World)