Yukon athletics

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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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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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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Yukon grapplers hit the mat in Edmond

By Hayden Tucker, staff writer Over the weekend, Yukon wrestling traveled to Edmond North for the Colton Schneider Memorial Open. This was the first time in the new season the Millers were able to see competition. “It was very good to get out of the practice room and get to see live competition from somebody…

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Yukon junior varsity caps undefeated season with rout of Enid

For the first time in program history, the Yukon junior varsity football team had an undefeated season. The Millers defeated Enid 62-6 Monday at Miller Stadium to finish 2018 7-0. “We just got better as the season went along,” Yukon coach Jeff Hall said. “This group is used to winning. It’s what we are trying…

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Yukon’s Johnson named All-State

Despite not achieving the ultimate team goal of winning a state championship, Yukon senior softball player Bree Johnson earned the highest individual honor this week. Johnson was named a reserve pitcher on the Oklahoma High School Fast Pitch Coaches Large West All-State Softball Team after leading her team to a semifinal berth last month in…

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Yukon freshmen have strong showing in 2018

By Hayden Tucker, staff writer The buzzer sounded Tuesday night at Miller Stadium indicating the end of the season for Yukon freshman football. The young Millers were vying for a Central Oklahoma Athletic Conference championship, but they fell short when Westmoore scored a late touchdown and converted a two-point conversion with 10 seconds left. The…

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A DIVISION OF THEIR OWN: 2018 Yukon Open set to have girls’ division

Yukon is about to make history Nov. 10. For the first time in the long, rich history of wrestling in Oklahoma, there will be a girls’ division in an Oklahoma Secondary Schools Activities Association-sanctioned wrestling tournament, and that tournament will be the Yukon Open. “It’s been a long time coming,” Yukon head wrestling coach, Joe…

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Yukon Volleyball Player of the Year: Mallory Scott

Senior Mallory Scott is the Yukon Volleyball Player of the Year. Scott was the lone setter for the Millerettes this fall and the team captain. She led Yukon to the regional championship match, where the netters fell to Edmond North. Despite not achieving their ultimate goal of making a deep run in the state tournament,…

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Yukon cross country coaches reflect on season

The Yukon cross country season came to an end last Saturday at the 6A state cross country meet in Edmond. Boys coach Matt Parent and girls coach Rodney Zimmerman gave their assessment of the 2018 season in a question and answer session. Here is what the two coaches had to say: Kyle Salomon: Rodney, how…

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