Yukon Review sports

YUKON FALL SPORTS ATHLETE OF THE YEAR: Bree Johnson

Coming into August, there were not a lot of expectations surrounding the Yukon softball program for 2018. The Millerettes had just graduated one of the most productive classes in school history and did not return many experienced players for their 2018 campaign. Senior Bree Johnson was one of two returning starters and was going to…

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Yukon’s Webb named Region Cheer Coach of the Year, three earn All-Region honors

Yukon will be well-represented at the All-State cheerleading tryouts this year after their performance recently at the All-Region tryouts. Yukon cheer sponsor Tiffiany Webb was named the Region I Cheer Coach of the Year last week and seniors Piper Bjerk, Madison Browning and Rylee Newport were all named All-Region cheerleaders. “Very surprised, but very excited,”…

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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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Southwest Covenant set to open playoffs

By Hayden Tucker, staff writer Southwest Covenant will look to continue its historic season with a strong playoff push. The Patriots wrapped up the regular season, sweeping all opponents and now their focus shifts to the post season. Winning their district gives them home field advantage for the first two rounds of playoffs. Sasakwa (5-5)…

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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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Patriots down Medford for District Championship

By Hayden Tucker   Defeating opponents by a large margin has become a commonplace for Southwest Covenant football but their win Friday meant more than the others. The Patriots toppled Medford (5-4, 4-2) 63-30 to go undefeated on the regular season and win the district championship. In all of Southwest Covenant’s history no such feat…

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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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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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