Next step for Yukon football…play with anger

Rebuilding a high school football program is a three-step process. The first step is changing the attitude within the program, the second is changing the culture and the third is playing with anger. When Yukon hired Jeremy Reed in January 2017, he immediately began to work on the first two steps. Those steps can coincide…

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Yukon wraps up 7-on-7 sessions

Yukon may be known as a “running” team when it comes to offensive football, but this summer the Millers used four 7-on-7 sessions to sharpen their passing attack. The Millers completed their final 7-on-7 session Tuesday at Miller Stadium. They had four sessions with the first taking place at Putnam City, the second at Edmond…

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Yukon’s top-30 current athletes Nos. 26-30 released

Over the next six weeks, I am going to release my top-30 current athletes at Yukon High School. I will release five per week counting down from 30. Here are Nos. 26-30: Antonio Washington, senior, football and boys track and field Antonio Washington burst onto the scene as a junior last year in the second…

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Owen Olsen looks to continue brother’s leadership legacy

Last year, it was Perry Olsen who assumed a leadership role in the Yukon football program. This year, another Olsen is picking up where his brother left off. Miller senior Owen Olsen is expected to be among the leaders of the Yukon football team this fall. The two-way player had the opportunity to watch his…

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Reed adds four coaches to Yukon staff

Yukon head football coach Jeremy Reed has added four assistant coaches to his staff for the 2018 season. Reed is bringing Josh Cawyer as a wide receivers coach, Kevin Ray as a defensive quality control and defensive line coach, Bradyn Meyer as an outside linebackers coach and Logan Thomas as an inside linebackers coach. Cawyer…

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Hagan steps down, leaving five council seats on next city ballot

By CHRIS EVERSOLE Staff Writer Five of seven seats on the Mustang City Council will be up for election next year. This unusual circumstance came because two council members are appointed and a third member will be appointed soon. The upcoming appointment is due to the resignation of Linda Hagan. Hagan, who served on the…

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Yukon hires three head coaches at July school board meeting

The new school year is inching closer and Yukon athletes will have three new head coaches when the year opens in August. Katy Hoke, Jamie Tate and Ryan Rennels were named head coaches in the Yukon athletics department at Monday’s school board meeting. Hoke will be the head coach for softball, Tate will be the…

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Robert Alvarez wins annual Freedom Fest Hot Dog-Eating Contest

He may not be Joey Chestnut, but Yukon resident Robert Alvarez took home the 2018 Freedom Fest Hot Dog-Eating Contest championship Wednesday. Alvarez, 37, devoured nine hot dogs and beat nine other contestants in the five-minute competition at Yukon Chisholm Trail Park. World champion Joey Chestnut set a new world record earlier in the day…

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Chamber to provide new teacher bags

The Mustang Chamber will provide 175 new teacher bags for the new school year. “With two new schools opening in our school district, we will have many new teachers and staff to welcome,” Chamber President and CEO Renee Peerman said. The new schools are Meadow Brook Intermediate School (serving fifth- and sixth-graders) on S.W. 15th…

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