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Yukon’s Becky Oglesby named Oklahoma’s 2019 Teacher of the Year

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Becky Oglesby sat stunned for a few seconds after her name was read before it registered. Then her eyes grew large and she broke into a smile. Oglesby had just been named Oklahoma’s 2019 Teacher of the Year. Oglesby teaches art at Yukon’s Ranchwood Elementary and was one of 12 finalists for the award. Tuesday,…

Yukon football stats update

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The Yukon football team had a bye week this week after completing its non-district schedule on Sept. 7 with a 49-27 win at home against Moore. The Millers defeated Mustang 19-14 in their second game and shut out Edmond North 28-0 in the season-opener. Yukon will open district play at 7 p.m. Friday at home…

Re-writing history: Yukon volleyball beats Edmond North for first time

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It is a season of firsts for the Yukon volleyball program. The Millerettes have beaten No. 2 Norman North for the first time in program history and now, after Tuesday, they have beaten No. 5 Edmond North for the first time in program history. Yukon defeated the Huskies in four games. The Millerettes dropped the…

Yukon schools’ enrollment tops 8,900

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More than 8,900 students are attending school in Yukon this year. That was the number that Superintendent Dr. Jason Simeroth provided Thursday to members of the Yukon Chamber of Commerce during his annual state of the school presentation. Simeroth gave insights into how the district has grown since 2015, when he moved from Durant in…

Last line of defense: Conner Sudduth, Elijah Wallace relish safety roles for Yukon

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There’s an old saying, “safety comes first”, when talking about something that is potentially dangerous. Playing defense in this era of football could be considered dangerous and without good safety play, a defense is going to struggle. Fortunately for Yukon, they have two seniors who not only man those safety positions, they relish in them.…

CV Tech’s Lutts is ready for new role

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Gayla Lutts has been preparing for her new role for more than three years. It was destined. Lutts is the hand-picked successor to Dr. Greg Winters as the superintendent of Canadian Valley Technology Center. She began her new job Aug. 11, the day after Winters retired. Winters told members of the technology center’s board of…

Family honors daughter’s memory on 18th birthday

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Grace Roark would have turned 18 on Tuesday. It would have been her senior year at Yukon High School. Instead, her family spent the day handing out gift cards to random people in Yukon to celebrate her life. Later in the evening, they dedicated a bench honoring her in the courtyard of Yukon High School.…

Southwest Covenant volleyball splits week’s matches

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The Southwest Covenant volleyball team hit the road twice this week with a match at Harding Fine Arts on Tuesday and a match at Crossings on Thursday. The Patriots swept Harding Fine Arts in three games, but fell to Crossings in four games. Southwest Covenant beat Harding Fine Arts 25-6, 25-8 and 25-12 and lost…

Yukon softball sweeps Lawton in district double-header

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Following a disappointing loss Monday at home to Westmoore, the Yukon softball team was back at it Tuesday with a district double-header against Lawton. The Millerettes hosted the Wolverines after having their originally scheduled game rained out earlier in the season. Yukon won both games with run-rules. The Millerettes won the first game 14-4 in…

Looking over Yukon: Climbing to the top of the Mill is an experience of a lifetime

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I had the rare opportunity to go to the top of the Yukon’s Best Mill on Tuesday. Was it a great experience? Yes. Was it frightening? Yes. Am I glad I did it? Yes. Would I do it again? No. I am naturally afraid of heights, so standing on top of a 10-story building with…

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