Yukon Area Sports

Second-half struggles doom Millers

Kevin Ritter was almost at a loss for word. His Yukon Miller basketball team had seen a 10-point first-half lead against the Stillwater Pioneer all but evaporate in the third quarter, and then completely disappear in the fourth. At the end of regulation, the two teams were tied, sending the game into overtime. There, the…

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Millerettes stifle struggling Stillwater in conference win

The Yukon Millerettes used a stifling defense and a strong shooting night to throttle the Stillwater Lady Pioneers Tuesday. The final was 51-30. The Millerettes (7-7) never trailed in their first conference win of the season. “It felt good,” said coach Roy Wyckoff after the win. He said the first quarter set a tone for…

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Yukon grapplers take 6th at COAC

Yukon’s wrestling program finished sixth overall over the weekend at the Central Oklahoma Athletic Conference tournament. The results came with one wrestler grabbing a conference title and four others finishing as runners-up. Lane Parks, wrestling at 285, was the conference champion. He also was named the outstanding wrestler in the tournament. At 113, Cooper Mahaffey…

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Yukon’s Riester focuses on leadership

Justus Reister came into this season looking to improve in all areas of his game. But the Yukon senior wanted to especially pay attention to one trait in particular. “I was looking to see a lot of leadership out of myself,” Reister said. “Leading the team, scoring a lot, giving good assists, getting a lot…

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Grapplers come up short on homecoming

With Yukon up by one point, it all came down to a battle between two heavyweights. Unfortunately, it didn’t go the Millers’ way, and Yukon lost to Deer Creek 41-36 on homecoming. The dual loss to No. 9 Deer Creek means Yukon has been eliminated from dual state contention. For coach Joe Schneider, while the…

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Cold shooting dooms Yukon against Deer Creek

The good news is that the Yukon basketball team has several days to forget about a bad outing Tuesday against Deer Creek. The bad news is that they have several days in which their coach is not likely to let them forget. The Millers were sluggish coming out of the gate Tuesday against the Antlers,…

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Lady cagers continue to fight in 58-43 loss

Roy Wyckoff was proud of his team. The players continued to fight as they played one of the top teams in Class 6A. The Millers fell 58-43 to No. 2-ranked Deer Creek during Tuesday’s homecoming game. “What we are trying to do is, no matter what, fight until the end. If you keep doing that,…

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Grapplers claim fifth at Jenks event

The Yukon High School wrestling team finished fifth over the weekend at the Larry Wilkey Invitational Tournament in Jenks. The Millers scored 140.5 points with a first-place, second-place and two third-place finishers among the 16 wrestlers participating in the event. Corbin Gordon, wrestling at 220, was Yukon’s top finisher. Gordon went 5-0 in the tournament…

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Millers rebound to win in Weatherford tournament

It was not the situation coach Kevin Ritter wanted to see. However, when his No. 14 ranked Yukon boys lost a big lead and found themselves trailing at halftime Saturday, he decided to see what his team was made of. The Millers not only came back to win the game, but took home the first…

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Millerettes earn second in Anadarko Midfirst Classic

The Yukon girls’ basketball team traveled south over the weekend to compete in the Anadarko Midfirst Classic. After three days of competition, they came away with a second-place finish. “Thursday and Friday, I thought our fight and togetherness was outstanding,” Yukon coach Roy Wyckoff said. “I thought we had two good wins over two solid…

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