Pandemic takes a toll on local sports

The outbreak of COVID-19 has not only brought the entire state to a standstill, it also has the sports world in one as well. That includes high school athletics. A week ago, the Oklahoma Secondary School Activities Association shut down the state basketball tournament the day it was set to begin. A few days later,…

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Lady Millers finish 10th at meet

The Yukon girls track team kicked off its outdoor season Saturday at the annual Putnam City North Panthers Invitational. The Lady Millers came in 10th out of 16 teams. Their 26 points were enough to hold off John Marshall, which was just two points behind. Edmond Santa Fe (100), Norman High (65), Wichita Falls (65), Elgin…

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Yukon thinclads look to kickstart season

The Yukon girls track team kicks off its outdoor season Saturday when it travel to Oklahoma City to compete in the Putnam City North Panther Invitational. It will be the first of seven varsity meets this spring. “That first meet, I want to see everyone competing and working hard,” Yukon girls coach Rod Zimmerman said.…

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Two YHS grapplers score state medals

OKLAHOMA CITY — When the wrestling season began, Yukon coach Joe Schneider really didn’t know what to make of his team. With such a young squad, he knew he had to indoctrinate them into the Yukon way. The season came to an end Saturday at the 2019 Oklahoma State Championships and Schneider was pleased with the…

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Gordon sets tone, finishes second for Yukon

Corbin Gordon was very familiar with the state tournament. In his first three years of high school at Yukon, he had advanced to the Oklahoma State Fairground each season. However, the 220-pounder had yet to compete for the state title. Entering the 2020 championships, he knew this was going to be his final chance to…

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Parks prepares for shot at state title

While the Yukon wrestling team didn’t leave Westmoore High with any regional titles last weekend, it still had a good showing. That includes advancing six wrestlers to this weekend’s state championship tournament. Lane Parks led the Yukon charge. The sophomore placed third in the 285-pound division after pinning Southmoore’s David Steiger in 27 seconds of…

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Thunder, Homeland team up to help local family

As Karen Garland walked through the aisles of Homeland on Wednesday, she couldn’t believe what was going on. She was still in shock just how she came to be pushing a shopping cart with an NBA player by her side. However, Garland had to focus. Even though the $500 that Homeland and the Oklahoma City…

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Millers advance six grapplers to state

The 6A West Regional Cham-pionships were held over the weekend at Westmoore High. Yukon joined 15 other teams from across the state looking to take home the team and individual crowns. The Millers placed sixth overall. Mustang, which took second at Dual State, won the regional championship after racking up 249 points. Choctaw came in…

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Yukon advances swimmers to state meet

For most athletes on the Yukon swim team, their season came to a close last week. Competing at the 6A West Regional in Edmond, several Millers had good days, but just not good enough. “I am extremely proud of how they performed,” Yukon coach Bruce Clifton said. “Almost all of them cut time both days. …

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Netters break their losing streak, top Jaguars 61-53

The Yukon boy’s basketball team broke out of a losing streak Tuesday when they traveled to Westmoore. They defeated the Jaguars 61-53 to win their first game since Jan. 23. It was only their third victory since Jan. 11. “We pretty much did what we needed to do the second half, but (in the) first…

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