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Choctaw wins Big 8 Conference

By Ryan Horton
Managing Editor

Choctaw High School volleyball claimed the Oklahoma Big 8 Conference Championship Oct. 6.

Coaches Larry Lanham, right, and Taffy Harman, left, celebrate as the Lady Jackets take the Big 8 Conference Championship.

Oklahoma Big 8 Conference schools include Choctaw, Enid, Midwest City, Putnam City Original, Putnam City West, Putnam City North and Ponca City.

After claiming the conference crown, Choctaw’s Lady Yellowjackets went to work preparing for a regional tournament.

Choctaw opened the regional tournament Oct. 13 against No. 18 Southmoore (7-18).

The tourney hosted by No. 2 Norman North (26-5) also includes Yukon (5-11).

Moving into regional play, Choctaw was 18-8 overall.

Ranked No. 15 in Class 6A the Lady Jackets were on a five-game win streak culminating in a 3-2 win over No. 14 Moore, Oct. 8.

They’d gone 10-6 vs. Class 6A competition and 8-1 over 5A challengers.

CHS had a 3-3 record against top-5 teams before entering regionals

Winners from the eight regional sites will meet in Choctaw next week.

The State Tournament for Class 6A will be played entirely at Choctaw High School beginning on Monday, Oct. 19. Bothe the OSSAA Class 6A and 5A State Championship games will be played at

Choctaw High School on Tuesday, Oct. 20.

State Tournament admission is $10 for adults and students.


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