Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. There are no comments posted yet. Be the first one! Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow â€” High school basketball and wrestling season is upon us. For the past couple of weeks the practices have been intense as area coaches determine who is going to start, who isnâ€™t and who will be basketballâ€™s next rising start. At Oxford High School the Wildcats have a unique tradition to Sumner Countyâ€¦ â€œLate Night with the Cats.â€Last Saturday, the Wildcat boys and girls basketball teams hosted their Ninth Annual Late Night with the Cats to kick off basketball season. It is in the tradition of the college basketball Midnight Madness events hosted by teams like KU, K-State and Wichita State. At OHS, the high school version of the tradition was started by Coach Kyle Green in 2005.OHS senior boys performing their Senior dance with the OHS cheerleaders.â€œI was an assistant at Council Grove High School, where the Braves performed Late Show in the Grove each year,â€ Green said. â€œI give Council Grove Head Boys coach Bruce Hula a ton of credit. He started Late Show up there and when I came here I brought it with me and tagged it Late Night with the Cats.â€â€œWe do it up as a big deal, we design and sell Late Night T-shirts and make this a big deal. The kids love it.â€This yearâ€™s Late Night started off with the alumni game featuring several former Wildcats. The night included interviews from the Late Night desk with Coach Green.New Oxford head girls basketball coach Rick Totten and new girls assistant Kim Mitchell were the first to take their seat on the Late Night couch. Also interviewed were the parents of senior boys.Coach Green interviewing new OHS head girls coach Rick Totten and new OHS assistant girls coach Kim Mitchell on the Late Night set.The night included several skits performed by the members of the OHS boys and girls basketball teams and our cheerleaders. The always popular Mr. Wildcat Competition also took place, with Derek Williams dubbed the winner.The girls team played a rousing game of Wildcat Feud (Family feud style). The mother vs. senior son hotshot competition was won again by the senior boys, but a few of the mom’s were able to beat their boys this year! The OHS boys defeated the OHS girls in a 3 point shootout, but it was close! The night ended with both teams conducting intra squad scrimmages, giving the crowd their first look at this years Wildcat basketball teams.â€œI thought the night went well. It always does and it’s always a lot of fun for the kids,â€ Green said. â€œThey put a lot of time into putting it on and really get into it. It’s one of those deals that’s fun and breaks up the brutal first week practice schedule.â€He also said it also serves a purpose for us as coaches in that it allows the coaches to evaluate the kids in the scrimmage at the end.â€œIt’s always good to get those kids playing in front of people before the first game, gets some of those nerves out!â€œNext year will be the 10th anniversary of the birth of Late Night and we will try to really go all out next year!â€Follow us on Twitter.