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Football injuries plague Patriots basketball

  A Friday night football state championship game didn’t give the Patriots much time for turnaround in preparation for the Christian Heritage basketball tournament. In the football game against Tipton, basketball players Ben Webb and Will Haas suffered injuries that caused them to sit out the first two games of the season. Their absence was…

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Two city road projects near completion

  The newly realigned Vandament Avenue in Yukon is expected to open to the public next week. Construction crews from Bishop Construction poured the final section of the roadway earlier this week. City Manager Jim Crosby said the concrete will need to “season” for a few days before it can be driven on, but it…

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Mock city council gives students insight into city government

  The city’s curfew will be extended two hours, there is the potential that a former flour mill could become a rock-climbing structure and a noise ordinance will not be changed. Those were among the decisions made Tuesday by students participating in a mock city council session at Yukon’s Centennial Building. The mock city council…

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Where are the officials?

  As 6 p.m. rolled around Tuesday night in Deer Creek, no basketball game started. 15, 30 minutes went by, still no basketball game. Regulation began at 6:54 p.m., because there were no referees. It was discovered that the game between Yukon (0-3) and Deer Creek (3-0) slipped through the cracks in scheduling referees to…

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Bradley ready to lead Mustang schools

By Chris Eversole Mustang Deputy School Superintendent Charles Bradley said Thursday that he was excited that the board of education has selected him as the sole finalist for superintendent. School Board President Jeff Landrith announced the decision, which the board is expected to affirm by formally appointing Bradley at its meeting Monday. “I really wanted…

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Mustang girls hoops earns first win

MOORE – Typically the biggest improvement comes between the first and second game of the season. “I think it was just a little bit of nerves and lack of confidence,” said basketball coach Kevin Korstjens. That is what the Lady Broncos basketball squad witnessed Tuesday during a 70-41 rout over the Southmoore SaberCats. The victory…

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Sooners are headed to the playoffs

  It was a sea of crimson and cream and burnt orange inside of AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. On the field, the Oklahoma Sooners and the Texas Longhorns were playing for the second time this season, but this time it meant a little more. The two teams were competing for the Big XII Championship…

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Tis the season in Mustang

Chisholm Heights Baptist Church’s Christmas Village continues at the church, 2243 W. State Highway 152. The village is open from 6 to 8 p.m. tonight and Tuesday and Thursday next week. The replica town includes a carpenter’s shop, bake shop, soda shop, toy shop, school house and firehouse. The activity includes refreshments and singing. This…

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Mustang students celebrate holidays at Capitol

  Molly Long’s third-grade class from Mustang Valley Elementary School got an opportunity Tuesday to celebrate the holidays at the Capitol. They joined students from across the state in a wide array of holiday activities hosted by Gov. Mary Fallin. Long’s 22 students were thrilled to be involved. The students arrived at the Capitol at…

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Bailey receives $137,500 in settlement with Mustang Public Schools

In a settlement between Mustang Public Schools and fired Mustang Public Schools Athletic Director Chester “Chuck” Bailey Jr., the school district agreed to pay Bailey $137,500. The agreement was reached in principal at a settlement conference at the U.S. Federal Courthouse in Oklahoma City on Nov. 2, and the settlement agreement was filed Nov. 14.…

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Months of training for one shot at Pom state competition for Yukon

In most sports, athletes will spend countless hours, weeks and even months preparing their bodies and minds for games, matches or tournaments in an athletic season. However, for high school pom squads, you train all of those hours, weeks and months for one shot to hit your routine. The Yukon High School pom squad will…

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Patriots earn district awards

  Southwest Covenant football had several players taking away major awards in the Class C District 3 awards. Running back Trevor Kelly highlighted the list for the Patriots winning co-MVP along with Coyle’s Brendon Weathers. Offensive and defensive MVP awards are staying with Southwest Covenant as well. Quarterback Ben Webb took the top honor for…

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Christmas with a Cop builds bond with kids

By Chris Eversole The Yukon Police Department helped make Christmas merrier Saturday for 32 children through its Christmas with a Cop event. State troopers and volunteers from Yukon’s Citizens’ Police Academy and the National Honor Society at Yukon High School helped provide presents for the children and their families. The day began with a breakfast…

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Event raises funds for Yukon programs

  More than a dozen FFA and 4-H members will be doing a little extra manual labor over the next few weeks after auctioning off their services on Friday. But it is for a good cause. … Themselves. The annual labor auction helped raise several thousand dollars to benefit the Yukon FFA chapter as well…

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Southwest Covenant falls to Tipton in the state championship game

Ben Webb hobbled near the sideline early in the fourth quarter of Southwest Covenant’s state championship game with visible discomfort. He was hurt. The quarterback was favoring his left leg with cramps in his right. The next play he throws a pass high to Will Haas. The receiver came down after being clocked by a…

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Yukon basketball stumbles out of gate against Norman North

  Puzzled faces lined the Yukon bench Tuesday night in the closing seconds of the Millers’ 77-52 home-opener loss to Norman North. Some looked confused but coach Kevin Ritter was confident in his assessment of what went wrong. “Bad coaching,” he said. “We didn’t have them prepared at all. It’s just bad coaching.” Having a…

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Fast start not enough for Yukon wrestling at Piedmont

  PIEDMONT — Yukon got off to a strong start in the season-opening dual Thursday at Piedmont. The Millers won four-of-six matches to open the contest and carried an 18-9 lead into the 145-pound match. From that point, it was all Wildcats. Piedmont went on to win six-consecutive matches and seven-of-the-last-eight to beat Yukon 39-24.…

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Yukon diaper drive to aid Bethany hospital

  For the fourth year, the Yukon Friends of the Park are hosting a diaper drive to benefit the Children’s Center in Bethany. The event will continue through New Year’s Day and is part of the Holiday Helpers’ Gift Drive. Jan Scott, director of Parks and Recreation for the city of Yukon, said the center…

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Yukon boy, 6, seeks donations for animal shelter

  Most six-year-old boys want footballs, basketballs or the latest video games for their birthday gifts. Rason Bentley wants to help the animals being housed at the Yukon Animal Shelter. Rason, who turns 6 on Dec. 19, hopes to provide pet food, blankets to keep them warm, and toys for the animals. And he’s teaming…

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Southwest Covenant is state bound

  Cautious optimism has turned into reality for a Southwest Covenant football team playing for a state title this Friday. All season, coaches and players have expressed the opinion there weren’t many teams better than themselves in the state. Now, it’s down to two. Tipton (10-2) and Southwest Covenant (12-0) are set to face off…

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Area News

Two city road projects near completion

  The newly realigned Vandament Avenue in Yukon is expected to open to the public next week. Construction crews from Bishop Construction poured the final section of the roadway earlier this week. City Manager Jim Crosby said the concrete will need to “season” for a few days before it can be driven on, but it…

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Area Sports

Mustang girls hoops earns first win

MOORE – Typically the biggest improvement comes between the first and second game of the season. “I think it was just a little bit of nerves and lack of confidence,” said basketball coach Kevin Korstjens. That is what the Lady Broncos basketball squad witnessed Tuesday during a 70-41 rout over the Southmoore SaberCats. The victory…

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