Yukon Area Sports

Patriots put on a show against Tyrone

Southwest Covenant made a statement with a big victory over Tyrone Friday. The Patriots (11-0) proved they were a power in the playoffs, defeating the Bobcats (8-3) 56-16 in the second round. Though Southwest Covenant hung half-a-hundred on their opponent, it was their defense that made the biggest play. Tyrone fumbled the ball nine times…

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Yukon Football Player of the Year: Owen Olsen

Two-way players are hard to find in this era of high school football. Many times in today’s game, a high school player will pick one side of the ball and pick one position and focus on that and that alone. It takes a special kind of young man to be willing to play on both…

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White defeats Red in annual Red/White dual

Several Millers retired helmets for singlets and made their debut on the wrestling mat Thursday night. Yukon hosted its annual red and white inter-squad match in preparation for the start of the regular season.  For many former football players this was their first time to see competition in the preseason. “(I really liked) getting those…

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Southwest Covenant Football Player of the Year: Trevor Kelly

You like points in football? You like production in all facets of the game? You might want to go see Southwest Covenant senior Trevor Kelly play, as he winds down his career for the Patriots. Kelly is a starting running back, defensive back and return specialist for Southwest Covenant and had led the Patriots to…

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Yukon Softball Player of the Year: Ashlynn Bruce

There is an old saying that the catcher is the quarterback of the defense in baseball or softball. A catcher is someone whom a coach can rely on to lead their team and get the job done when asked. The Yukon softball program made a postseason run to the 6A semifinals and one of the…

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Area residents share memories of former Yukon coach

  For 13 years, J.W. Loudermilk was a force at Yukon High School, where it wasn’t unusual for his athletes to be seen running sprints up the hallways during frigid weather. His “never quit” attitude was engrained in his athletes. When he retired in 1988 after 13 years of walking the hallways and circling the…

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Yukon headed in right direction on gridiron

  Jeremy Reed has completed his first two years as the head football coach at Yukon High School and based on the numbers, the Millers seem to be headed in the right direction. Reed has guided the Miller football program to a 10-10 record through his first two years on the job. That is eight…

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Southwest Covenant set to open playoffs

By Hayden Tucker, staff writer Southwest Covenant will look to continue its historic season with a strong playoff push. The Patriots wrapped up the regular season, sweeping all opponents and now their focus shifts to the post season. Winning their district gives them home field advantage for the first two rounds of playoffs. Sasakwa (5-5)…

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Yukon Girls Cross Country Runner of the Year: Elora Jones

When it comes to long-distance running for girls in Yukon, Elora Jones sets the pace. The Yukon sophomore was the top girls’ placer in every cross country meet the Millerettes competed in this season. Except for one, when Jones was injured by a stray dog during the race. Jones had the best placing in the…

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