OkPreps

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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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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Lady Jackets sweep rival Putnam West

By Ryan Horton Managing Editor   Tuesday night Choctaw’s Lady Yellowjackets completed a season sweep of rival Putnam City West. With some dominant defense the Lady Jackets secured a 47-27 win. “Always a good night when the game plan is executed. Holding a team like that to 27 points is a special night,” said head coach…

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Valentine’s Day: Freshman leads with 22 points

By Ryan Horton Managing Editor   Freshman phenom’s last-second 3-pointer takes Patriots to OT Freshman phenom Ja’Mon Valentine led the Yellowjackets to a big 76-75 come-from-behind overtime victory last Tuesday. Valentine had a lone basket in the first quarter, he added a 3-pointer in the third and then unloaded in the fourth with 17 points. Finishing…

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Lady Yellowjackets finish one game away

Owasso stuns Choctaw to take regional crown By Ryan Horton Managing Editor As a softball powerhouse, Choctaw always expects to make a push deep into the postseason. Unfortunately, this year’s season ended early as the Lady Yellowjackets finished one game shy of the state tournament. Choctaw High School played host to a 6A Regional Tournament Oct.…

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Yellowjackets making history

‘Golden Age’ continues for Choctaw High School with first win over Booker T. Washington By Ryan Horton Managing Editor   The Yellowjackets are making history on their quest for gold. Choctaw High School shocked No. 3 Booker T. Washington on their own field Friday night, 26-22. The win moved Choctaw to 1-0 in district play, and…

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Longhorns impress in district opener

By John Martin Staff Writer The Jones Longhorns opened defense of their District 2A-2 championship with an easy 46-6 triumph over Star-Spencer Friday night at Tim Wallace Stadium, but the looming threat of the COVID-19 virus cast a cloud over the future of the district.   The Longhorns journey to Chandler Friday night to take…

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