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Ryan Horton is an award-winning journalist, and has served as Managing Editor of the Choctaw Times since 2010. He earned a bachelor's degree from Oklahoma State University.

Choctaw pummels Panthers in district opener

Yellowjackets take 64-14 win over Putnam City North   By Ryan Horton Choctaw Times   Choctaw High School had plenty to celebrate in their homecoming district opener with Putnam City North Friday. After Byron Jones and Jaylynn Freer were named homecoming royalty, the Yellowjackets went to work absolutely dismantling the visiting 6A-II-2 challengers. Choctaw threw up…

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Yellowjackets whip Westmoore, 46-20

Choctaw claims second straight historic win By Ryan Horton Choctaw Times   Choctaw High School pounced all over Westmoore Friday night securing the second straight historic win over a Class 6A-I power. After a slugfest with Edmond Santa Fe in the home opener, Choctaw had some lingering injuries plaguing the lineup last Friday. Despite adversity, the…

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Lady Yellowjackets blast Midwest City, 3-0

  By Ryan Horton Choctaw Times   Choctaw High School hosted the neighboring rival Lady Bombers Thursday to a sweep, 25-9, 25-16 and 25-14. As a team, Choctaw hit .275 and averaged 11.3 kills per set as the Lady Jackets slapped down a dozen aces and 34 kills on the visiting Midwest City squad. Sophomore Malerie…

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Lady Jackets hammer Union, 8-2

By Ryan Horton Choctaw Times   Despite recent rains, Choctaw’s Lady Yellowjackets have managed to get in some big wins. Tuesday Choctaw’s fastpitch squad downed Union, 8-2. Choctaw High School held a 5-2 lead over the visitors from Tulsa after four innings. Then Choctaw notched three runs in the fifth inning. Abby Schmitz, Anna Malaske, and…

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Triple X Road reopened

Road closed in 2013 reopens, region still faces variety of roadway issues By Ryan Horton Choctaw Times   A section of Triple X Road that has been barricaded since 2013, reopened this summer. District 2 County Commissioner Brian Maughan says the needed repairs, reconstruction of roadway and modification of the river bank was made possible by…

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Choctaw wallops Wolves in home opener

Jackets claim first-ever win over Edmond Santa Fe, 37-20 By Ryan Horton Choctaw Times Choctaw fans are living in the golden age of high school sports as coaches continue to lead the Yellowjackets over historic hurdles. Friday night Choctaw High School celebrated its first win ever over Edmond Santa Fe. The Jackets thumped the visiting Wolves,…

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Man in custody after taking handgun to Choctaw football practice

By Ryan Horton Choctaw Times   Choctaw High School was briefly put on lockdown Tuesday afternoon after a man with a firearm showed up to football practice. A short time later, 20-year-old Latrell Donyell Mensah, of Midwest City, and a juvenile female were under arrest for charges of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon and…

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Harrah hosts annual Legislative Luncheon

By Ryan Horton Choctaw Times The Harrah Chamber of Commerce hosted their annual Legislative Luncheon Aug. 16 at St. Teresa Catholic Church. In attendance to speak was Governor Kevin Stitt, Congresswoman Stephanie Bice, State Senator Shane Jett, Oklahoma County Commissioner Brian Maughan, Estela Hernandez – Field Representative for Senator James Lankford, and Harrah Mayor Danny Trent.…

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Jackets launch volleyball season

By Ryan Horton Choctaw Times   Choctaw High School opened volleyball season last week. Choctaw suffered a 3-0 loss in the home opener, but with an all-new coaching staff, the Lady Jackets put up a big fight against the powerhouse program falling 25-19, 25-23, and 25-17. Head coach Taryn Weber and assistant Natalie Waxenfelter are proud…

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Ceremonial signing hosted for Courtney’s Law

By Ryan Horton Choctaw Times A Choctaw resident recently met with state officials to celebrate a new law named in her honor meant to better inform parents about services to help children with chromosomal disorders. Last week Choctaw’s Courtney Gaines joined District 42 State Senator Brenda Stanley, Governor Kevin Stitt, family, and friends for an honorary…

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