Yukon sports

Rugby Club to put on inaugural fundraiser

  Rugby was born in Canadian County in the fall 2014 when the Yukon Rugby Club was formed. Its first official season was the spring of 2015. Four years after its birth, the Yukon Rugby Club has grown to the largest school rugby club in the state. It has 60-70 members at the elementary-age level…

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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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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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Area residents share memories of former Yukon coach

  For 13 years, J.W. Loudermilk was a force at Yukon High School, where it wasn’t unusual for his athletes to be seen running sprints up the hallways during frigid weather. His “never quit” attitude was engrained in his athletes. When he retired in 1988 after 13 years of walking the hallways and circling the…

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Yukon resident, Hockett, inducted into Oklahoma Archery HOF

Fred Hockett, of Yukon, was inducted into the 2017 Class of the Oklahoma Archery Hall of Fame on Nov. 4. Hockett is an avid hunter and archery competitor. He is the Oklahoma Director for the National Field Archery Association and has served that position for four years. Hockett is a member of Arrowhead Archery, where…

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Future of Mustang, Yukon football in good hands

When Yukon and Mustang go to battle on the football field Friday at Bronco Stadium, there will be two Jeremy’s on the field manning the sidelines for each team. On the Mustang sideline, it will be Jeremy Dombek, who is entering his fifth season as the face of Bronco football and on the Yukon sideline,…

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Boys basketball holds off pesky Deer Creek squad

The Yukon boys basketball team played their first game of the 2017 year at Deer Creek this past Tuesday evening and defeated the Antlers 64-57. It was the Millers’ first game following the winter break. In the opening quarter, Yukon jumped out early on the Antlers, as their athletic ability was giving Deer Creek fits…

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