Yukon basketball

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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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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Keziah Lofton has bright future in Yukon and beyond

Her demeanor is quiet. She has a humble personality, but when she steps onto the basketball court, her game brings a thunderous boom. Keziah Lofton is preparing to enter the middle school world as a sixth-grader at Yukon Middle School and is one of the top young basketball players in the area. Keziah plays AAU…

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ACADEMIC STATE CHAMPS: Yukon girls hoops wins 6A academic state title

The Yukon girls basketball team puts meaning to the word “student-athlete.” The Millerettes recently claimed the 2017-2018 6A academic state championship. The announcement was made Monday at the Yukon Public Schools school board meeting by Yukon Public Schools Director of Athletic Mike Clark. The Millerettes’ team GPA was a 3.925. “They have one of the…

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Millers close season with loss at Putnam City North

Yukon played Putnam City North tough for a half Saturday in the opening round of the 6A West Regional Tournament but the Millers struggled in the second half, as the Panthers ended Yukon’s season 89-58. The Millers entered the game without two players who play major minutes in the rotation due to an illness and…

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Yukon’s season ends against Edmond North

The final game of the season for the Yukon girls basketball team was a reflection of the entire year. The Millerettes started strong against Edmond North last Friday in the opening round of the 6A West Regional Tournament at Edmond Santa Fe just as Yukon started strong at the beginning of the season. However, down…

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Yukon girls hoopsters wins second tournament of season

Through 11 games in the 2017-2018 season, the Yukon girls basketball team has an 8-3 record with a perfect 6-0 mark in tournament play. The Miller ladies captured their second tournament championship of the season on Saturday in Chickasha with a 65-36 win over Lawton MacArthur. “Coming off of those two losses going into this…

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Price’s physical development key to success

By Michael Kinney Standing a few feet behind the three-point line, Carson Price makes for a unique sight. With his exaggerated delivery combined with his length, the Yukon shooting guard can look a little awkward when he is releasing his shot. However, Price has proven to be deceptively accurate with his perimeter game for the…

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Millers head into break with hope

Through the first seven games of the season, the Yukon boys’ basketball team has a record of 1-6 but the Millers have faced some of the state’s top teams and are improving every time they take the court. Yukon dropped a tough home contest to Edmond Memorial 57-52 on Friday. The top-10 ranked Bulldogs were…

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Taking Tahlequah: Yukon girls win season’s first tournament

Following their dominating win over Green Country in round one of the Tahlequah tournament, the Yukon girls’ basketball team captured the tourney championship after winning their next two games. The Miller ladies defeated Class 3A’s highly-ranked Tahlequah Sequoyah team 65-62 in overtime Friday in the semifinal round and then beat highly-ranked Class 5A’s Tahlequah team…

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