Yukon Area Sports

Patriot players have near record-setting season

Southwest Covenant’s basketball season came to an end much earlier than coaches had hoped, but it still proved to be a near record-setting season for at least two players. Senior Will Haas finished the season just a few points shy of setting the all-time scoring record for the Patriots. According to season-ending statistics, Haas finished…

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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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Yukon rugby club snags weekend win in Edmond

Yukon’s F5 Rugby came home Saturday from Edmond with a 17-14 win. “This was one of the most enjoyable games I have seen in a while,” said Tyson Parker, recruiting coordinator and assistant coach. Parker said both teams showed strong defense, with scores by senior flyhalf Edgar Galindo Jr. and inside center Colt Creamer, who…

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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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Yukon gymnast continues to hone skills while at OU

A Yukon gymnast continues to make a name for himself at the University of Oklahoma. Gage Dyer is currently ranked No. 1 in floor exercises in USA Gymnastics. He also is ranked in the top 10 in both the high bar and the all-around. Dyer also recently claimed the best finish among OU’s current roster,…

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Turn signals added at Health Center Parkway, Garth Brooks

The first phase a project that will make it easier to access Garth Brooks Boule-vard from Health Center Parkway and WestEnd Pointe is complete. City officials added left turn signals on the east-west roadways earlier this week. The project is part of a larger effort to improve the traffic flow in the area. The city…

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Chemistry is key to 2020 YHS soccer girls’ success

Tuesday, the Yukon High School girls’ soccer team will face Moore for its first match of the season. First-year coach Danielle Tantillo said her team – which boasts nine returning seniors – will need to rely on their footwork and technical skills against the Lady Lions. “Moore is strong and physical, so we’ll have to…

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Local youth rugby club begins 2020 season

Yukon’s area high school rugby club began its season Saturday with a 43-12 loss against Tulsa-based Union Rugby Club. “(Union is) a very athletic and older team,” said Tyson Parker, recruiting coordinator and assistant coach for F5 Rugby. “Our youth showed.” Parker went on to say that the match was not a pretty one. “The…

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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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