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 prepares for city election

By Ryan Horton Choctaw Times Three City Council seats up for vote April 6   Residents of Choctaw from three city wards will head to the polls April 6 to elect their City Council representative. The city’s most contested municipal election in recent history had a total of eight candidates file for the three positions.…

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City manager announces resignation

By Ryan Horton Choctaw Times   Brown to return to Pentagon   Choctaw city manager Edward Brown will be resigning. After four years at the helm of the City of Choctaw, Brown is returning to Washington D.C. Brown has been selected to lead the Business Resale Policy Division under the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for…

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Jones girls romp to State Championship

  By John Martin Staff Writer Who’s No. 1 now? Oklahoma Class 3A girls basketball coaches might want to rethink their ballot after the No. 2 Jones Lady Longhorns had no difficulty whatsoever disposing of previously undefeated and No. 1 ranked Roland, 63-28, in the OSSAA State Championship at the Big House Saturday night. That’s…

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STATE BOUND: Choctaw takes Area Championship, Mustang wins in consolation

By Ryan Horton Choctaw Times Lady Jackets sting Mustang in area final, 56-52 There’s no doubt Thursday’s area final between No. 4 Choctaw and No. 5-ranked Mustang was a championship matchup. The top-tier programs tied in four quarters before the Lady Yellowjackets finally edged out Mustang in overtime to claim a Class 6A Area Championship and…

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Lady Longhorns punch ticket to state

By Ryan Horton Choctaw Times Jones fans are excited to experience a little Deja Vu as the Lady Longhorns have punched their ticket to state. Jones High School has captured the area title with a win over Kingston, and is now prepared to make their first state tournament appearance…again. A year ago, Jones High School claimed…

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EOC little league hosts ‘March Madness’

By Ryan Horton Choctaw Times   COVID-19, winter weather pushes youth season back to a 95-team March postseason tournament   The EOC Basketball League hosted a postseason invitational over the weekend with 95 teams competing over three days at five different schools throughout eastern Oklahoma County. A year of scheduling complications, from the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic…

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Six Jackets place at state

By Ryan Horton Choctaw Times 5 Yellowjackets medal, lone Lady Jacket takes gold   Choctaw High School had five state placers at the 2021 OSSAA Class 6A State Wrestling Tournament Saturday. Caden Holman, of Choctaw, secured fourth at 113 pounds. Holman suffered a 3-2 sudden victory loss in his final match with Putnam City’s Kalib Nolan…

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Pay Day for Choctaw’s Girl State Champion

By Ryan Horton Choctaw Times Peyton Hand goes undefeated, takes state title   Choctaw’s lone female wrestler handled all challengers this season as she rolled on to a take top honors Thursday at Jim Norick Arena in Oklahoma City. Choctaw High School’s Peyton Hand finished her sophomore year with a perfect 16-0 record when she claimed…

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Choctaw boys take regional runner-up

By Ryan Horton Choctaw Times Choctaw High School advanced to the area tournament Saturday when they claimed regional runner-up. The Yellowjackets opened regional play flying by Yukon, 68-46. The Millers (5-8) never had a chance as Choctaw jumped out to a big lead to put an end to their season. The Jackets commanded a 36-18 lead…

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Choctaw woman runs 80 miles in 22 hours

By Ryan Horton Choctaw Times   Running for the Eastern Oklahoma County Resource Center A local woman ran 80 miles around eastern Oklahoma County Friday in an effort to raise support and awareness of the Eastern Oklahoma County Resource Center. Shanna Sears, of Choctaw, had a goal of running 100 miles while meeting and running alongside…

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