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Yellowjackets roll to 58-12 homecoming win

By Ryan Horton
Choctaw Times


Choctaw High School senior wrestler Peyton Hand was crowned Homecoming Queen in a ceremony before a dual with Shawnee last week.

Zac O’Hagan was named Choctaw Wrestling Homecoming King.

Peyton Hand, Zac O’Hagan and Nash Leisinger.

Choctaw’s royalty went on to claim falls later that night as the Yellowjackets rolled over the visiting Shawnee Wolves at homecoming giving up just three matches on the night.

CHS was dominant in the celebration securing the 58-12 victory.

Other homecoming court attendants included McKenna Huston escorted by Caden Holman, Kirby Higgins escorted by Mason Hanna, Reece Hatchett escorted by Drew Auwen, Addi O’Hagan escorted by Bryson Hand, Harper Grice escorted by Cash Holman, and Rilee Williams escorted by Kaden Stitt.

The 2023 CHS Wrestling Homecoming Court consisted of Queen Peyton Hand, King Zac O’Hagan, McKenna Huston escorted by Caden Holman, Kirby Higgins escorted by Mason Hanna, Reece Hatchett escorted by Drew Auwen, Addi O’Hagan escorted by Bryson Hand, Harper Grice escorted by Cash Holman, Rilee Williams escorted by Kaden Stitt, flower girl Bexley Leisenger and crown bearer was Nash Leisinger.

The flower girl was Bexley Leisenger, and the crown bearer was Nash Leisenger.
Choctaw’s 2023 queen is a three-time state champion, and looking to become a four-time state champ next month. She’s rolled through competition her entire high school career, and has kept it going her senior season earning tournament championships in Reno, Inola, Cache and Carl Albert. She’s also claimed a plethora of outstanding wrestler honors to accompany her collection of gold.

She is the daughter of Tyler and Kristie Hand.

O’Hagan, Choctaw’s 2023 king, is a senior wrestler for the Jackets.

This year he has earned third at the Perry Tournament of Champions and sixth at the Geary Tournament. He is the son of Sean and Aimee O’Hagan.

Homecoming Queen Peyton Hand moves to put Shawnee’s Eliana Banks on her back. (PHOTO BY RYAN HORTON)


Yellowjackets give up just three matches in homecoming dual with Shawnee

Choctaw High School rolled over Shawnee at homecoming Jan. 10 giving up just three matches on the night.

The Yellowjackets claimed six falls, a technical fall, two major decisions, a decision and a forfeit.

The Wolves got away with two decisions and a fall in the final match as Choctaw cruised to the 58-12 win.

After being crowned by Zac O’Hagan, Choctaw Homecoming Queen Peyton Hand added an exhibition win over Shawnee’s Eliana Banks.

Hand caught the challenger early in the second period securing the fall.

Choctaw’s 106-pounder Bryson Hand started the dual with a quick fall over Blayne Taber.

“Peyton got to wrestle and her brother got a fall so the Hand family should be proud of their kids,” said head coach Benny Coleman.

The opening pin set the tone for the evening as Choctaw would grab five more falls and dominate a few more matches on the night.

“This was a good match for the team. We needed a good win,” said Coleman.

Ethan Thomas then took a 10-3 decision over Benji Cole at 113 pounds.

Mason Hanna added a fall over Kaiden Kirk and then Drew Auwen secured a pin over Ethan Soliz at 126 pounds.

At 132 pounds Shawnee’s Christien Taylor secured an 8-5 win over Jory Garrett to put the Wolves on the board. At 215 Gavin Hill lost a decision to Beau Skelton and in the heavyweight bout Shawnee secured their third win as Logan Cash pinned Kaden Stitt.

Cash Holman secured a major decision over Kade Carter, 14-3.

Then Cole Oguin secured a tech fall outscoring Sawyer Cash, 17-1.

Jaden Veanstra secured a quick pin of Chicago Herron.

At 157 Zac O’Hagan won by fall over Chaysin McClain.

Ayden Thelin took a 10-0 major decision win over Jayson Hair.

Rance Rdiley took a forfeit at 175 pounds.

Asher Walls got a fall over Trevor Thomason at 190 pounds to cap the Jacket offensive.

CHS capped the night with a 58-12 win over Class 5A’s 15th-ranked Wolves.

No. 8 Choctaw improved to 3-0 in dual action. Later in the week Choctaw’s varsity traveled to Mustang while the junior varsity wrestlers went to the Carl Albert Tournament.

The final home dual is senior night vs. Edmond Memorial and the action begins at 7 p.m. Jan. 28.

Shawnee’s Christien Taylor desperately tries to avoid a fall to Choctaw’s Jory Garrett. Taylor got the escape and eventually took an 8-5 decision. (PHOTO BY RYAN HORTON)

Mason Hanna wraps up Shawnee’s KAiden Kirk at homecoming. (PHOTO BY RYAN HORTON)



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