Yukon

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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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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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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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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