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Choctaw heads to playoffs

Jackets dominate Deer Creek to place No. 3 in District 6A-II-I With a dominant win over Deer Creek, 62-34, Choctaw finished the regular season No. 3 in District 6A-II-I. The Yellowjackets (7-3, 5-2) are now preparing for their first playoff appearance since 2015, which will be the school’s 16th trip to the postseason. Choctaw scored…

Choctaw to call on voters for roads

City leaders ponder bond issue, sales tax increase Tired of driving on sub-par streets and roads in Choctaw? Choctaw residents will have an opportunity to do something about the deplorable road conditions that exist in parts of the city on February 11, 2020 when they will have an opportunity to go to the polls and…

Choctaw downs Bombers, 42-41

Choctaw claimed a 42-41 double-overtime victory over neighboring rival Midwest City Friday at Rose Field. Senior linebacker and Oklahoma State University commit, Jeff Roberson, snagged a game-winning interception to ruin Midwest City’s 2-point conversion attempt in double overtime. After a back-and-fourth first half Choctaw’s defense would open up the second half putting the Yellowjackets in…

CHS Drama & Stagecraft claims 14th State Championship

Choctaw High School’s Drama & Stagecraft program has claimed their 14th Oklahoma Secondary School Activities Association Class 6A One Act State Championship with a breathtaking one-act performance of The Crucible. With an Oct. 24 performance at Putnam City High School, CHS secured the state one-act play title, prestigious State Tech Award and also had four…

TFCU breaks ground in Choctaw

Community leaders joined the Choctaw Area Chamber of Commerce and Tinker Federal Credit Union officials for a groundbreaking Ceremony last Wednesday. The Sept. 25 ceremony celebrated Choctaw’s latest commercial construction, which is expected to be a rapid development. “Anytime we see dirt moving that’s a really great thing,” said Choctaw Area Chamber of Commerce President/CEO…

Jackets throttle Shawnee

Choctaw opens season with 49-21 win over SHS Choctaw began its 2019 season with a dominant 49-21 victory against Shawnee Friday night at Bill Jensen Field. Choctaw scored early and often as the Yellowjackets refused to take their foot off the gas despite rotating through nearly the entire lineup. With an aggressive offensive scheme the…

Choctaw’s Veterans Memorial seeks new management

Choctaw Veterans Memorial is looking for a few good citizens. The memorial dedicated to veterans, located near the intersection of NE 23rd Street and Choctaw Road, is in need of a dedicated group of citizens to handle the management and future expansion of the site. Choctaw Economic Development Authority is a board dedicated to economic…

TFCU moves ahead with Choctaw branch

City approves final plat for Tinker Federal Credit Union During the Aug. 6 regular meeting the Choctaw City Council approved a final plat for Tinker Federal Credit Union. Choctaw’s TFCU branch will be constructed at 2183 Harper Street. TFCU says its newest branch location will feature an innovative design. The new design will include a community…

City considers plans for constructing $5 million building

During the last regular Choctaw City Council meeting Bockus Payne architects were in attendance to present preliminary pricing and schematic information on a proposed downtown building plan. The firm was contracted by the city, at a cost of up to $36,000, for consulting and design services on a proposed mixed-use building to be constructed on…

Choctaw-Nicoma Park continues rapid growth

State’s 19th largest school district expects to continue growing Choctaw-Nicoma Park officials say the success of the school district is a clear representation of the area continuing an upward trend in all aspects. While the rural small-town feel continues to attract residents to this region of eastern Oklahoma County, the popularity of the school district…

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Improving Choctaw’s Ten Acre Lake

Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation conducts survey Keith Thomas and Steven O’Donnell, with the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation, were out at Choctaw’s Ten Acre Lake Oct. 23 to conduct a fish survey. The pair of fishery biologists boated around the lake shocking the water, which temporarily stunned fish, allowing for capture and measurement before…

Choctaw to call on voters for roads

City leaders ponder bond issue, sales tax increase Tired of driving on sub-par streets and roads in Choctaw? Choctaw residents will have an opportunity to do something about the deplorable road conditions that exist in parts of the city on February 11, 2020 when they will have an opportunity to go to the polls and…

Developer moves forward with Henney Ridge addition

During the final regular Choctaw City Council meeting of October a public hearing was held to address the Choctaw Planning Commission’s recommendation to approve a superimposed zoning of planned unit development for the proposed Henney Ridge housing addition. Despite a group of concerned neighbors in attendance to voice their opposition, city officials approved the developer’s…

CHS Drama & Stagecraft claims 14th State Championship

Choctaw High School’s Drama & Stagecraft program has claimed their 14th Oklahoma Secondary School Activities Association Class 6A One Act State Championship with a breathtaking one-act performance of The Crucible. With an Oct. 24 performance at Putnam City High School, CHS secured the state one-act play title, prestigious State Tech Award and also had four…

TFCU breaks ground in Choctaw

Community leaders joined the Choctaw Area Chamber of Commerce and Tinker Federal Credit Union officials for a groundbreaking Ceremony last Wednesday. The Sept. 25 ceremony celebrated Choctaw’s latest commercial construction, which is expected to be a rapid development. “Anytime we see dirt moving that’s a really great thing,” said Choctaw Area Chamber of Commerce President/CEO…

Choctaw’s Veterans Memorial seeks new management

Choctaw Veterans Memorial is looking for a few good citizens. The memorial dedicated to veterans, located near the intersection of NE 23rd Street and Choctaw Road, is in need of a dedicated group of citizens to handle the management and future expansion of the site. Choctaw Economic Development Authority is a board dedicated to economic…

TFCU moves ahead with Choctaw branch

City approves final plat for Tinker Federal Credit Union During the Aug. 6 regular meeting the Choctaw City Council approved a final plat for Tinker Federal Credit Union. Choctaw’s TFCU branch will be constructed at 2183 Harper Street. TFCU says its newest branch location will feature an innovative design. The new design will include a community…

Tackling Tourette Syndrome

Choctaw teen named TAA Youth Ambassador A 17-year-old from Choctaw is on a mission to spread awareness about Tourette Syndrome and related tic disorders. The Tourette Association of America recently announced this year’s Youth Ambassador Program inductees – a group of teens that were selected to participate in the association’s ambassador training program in Orlando, Florida,…

Round-Up Club to host rodeo, Aug. 9-10

  The Choctaw Round-Up Club is set to host their 54th annual rodeo. Choctaw’s IPRA Rodeo is set for Aug. 9 and 10 starting at 8 p.m. Pre-rodeo events start at 7 p.m. each night, and this year those events include a kids coin scramble, stick horse race and a hay bale roll. Rodeo action…

City considers plans for constructing $5 million building

During the last regular Choctaw City Council meeting Bockus Payne architects were in attendance to present preliminary pricing and schematic information on a proposed downtown building plan. The firm was contracted by the city, at a cost of up to $36,000, for consulting and design services on a proposed mixed-use building to be constructed on…

Area Sports

Choctaw heads to playoffs

Jackets dominate Deer Creek to place No. 3 in District 6A-II-I With a dominant win over Deer Creek, 62-34, Choctaw finished the regular season No. 3 in District 6A-II-I. The Yellowjackets (7-3, 5-2) are now preparing for their first playoff appearance since 2015, which will be the school’s 16th trip to the postseason. Choctaw scored…

Choctaw downs Bombers, 42-41

Choctaw claimed a 42-41 double-overtime victory over neighboring rival Midwest City Friday at Rose Field. Senior linebacker and Oklahoma State University commit, Jeff Roberson, snagged a game-winning interception to ruin Midwest City’s 2-point conversion attempt in double overtime. After a back-and-fourth first half Choctaw’s defense would open up the second half putting the Yellowjackets in…

Jackets stun Lawton, 41-35

Choctaw rallies late to score final 21 points Choctaw High School’s Yellowjackets rallied late Friday to secure a big district win that likely ruined any hopes the Wolverines had of a playoff appearance. On a cold and rainy night in Lawton, Choctaw produced 560 yards of offense by the end of the night to win…

Jackets throttle Shawnee

Choctaw opens season with 49-21 win over SHS Choctaw began its 2019 season with a dominant 49-21 victory against Shawnee Friday night at Bill Jensen Field. Choctaw scored early and often as the Yellowjackets refused to take their foot off the gas despite rotating through nearly the entire lineup. With an aggressive offensive scheme the…

Yellowjackets prepare to open vs. Shawnee

Going into a third season head coach Jake Corbin and his staff are more confident than ever about the future of Choctaw football. Corbin says his young and talented squad is in prime condition, and they’ll be ready to perform as winners week after week. “I feel like we’re in very good shape. Our physical…

Choctaw’s George sets state scoring record

Leading the way Choctaw High School’s Lady Yellowjackets defeated Putnam City North Friday, 7-0. The shutout on Bill Jensen Field bumped Choctaw to 10-2 on the season, and for one Yellowjacket the game meant a lot more. Rebekah George broke the Class 6A girls soccer scoring record as she sent four into the net on…

Choctaw wins Stunt Cheer Competition

  Choctaw High School’s Stunt Cheer team opened the season with a pair of wins last week. Choctaw’s cheerleaders defeated Blanchard 14-11 to open the competition and later dropped Norman, 18-5. CHS secured top honors going 2-0. Carl Albert (1-1) beat Norman (0-2) but fell to Moore (1-1). Blanchard (1-1) beat Moore, but lost to…

Four Yellowjackets medal at state

Coleman becomes four-time State Wrestling Champion   Choctaw’s Zane Coleman made history Saturday when he became the 37th wrestler ever to win an Oklahoma state title four consecutive years. Coleman became Choctaw High School’s second four-time state champion with a narrow win over a familiar foe. In the final Coleman had his closest match ever…

Basketball season comes to a close with 6th straight regional crown

Choctaw High School’s Basketball season came to a close over the weekend when the Lady Yellowjackets suffered two narrow defeats. A total of just six points gave Choctaw two losses in the 2019 Area Tournament. Choctaw came up three points short of claiming the Area Championship, and then again came up just three points short…

Jackets sting Putnam City

Choctaw racks up 421 yards in 49-7 rout of  Pirates Choctaw High School (3-2, 1-1) broke a two game skid Friday night when they bounced back at Homecoming 2018 with a dominant win over district foe Putnam City (0-5), 49-7. PCO won the coin toss, and that’s the only luck they’d have all night until…

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