Ponca City, OK Education

Big-Play Bulldogs top Goddard

Fans of the Arkansas City High School football team have hung with the Bulldogs through the good times and the bad. Those fans had much to cheer for Friday on Homecoming night. The Bulldogs scored on several big plays in the first half, then used a tenacious second-half defense to...
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Wildcats get foretaste of district schedule

Body If playing a tough opponent helps prepare a team to meet equally tough opposition down the road, the Ponca City Wildcats should have benefited from Friday’s 28-18 loss to Ardmore. The Ardmore Tigers traditionally are one of the better Class 5A teams in the state and Friday displayed the...
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PCPS reports 10 new COVID-19 cases for the week of Sept. 13

Last week, Ponca City Public Schools had their best week of the year as far as COVID-19 is concerned. PCPS had 10 staff members or students test positive last week, and only 3 positives resulted in a contact tracing investigation. Fewer students were in class with symptoms or waiting testing results due to symptoms.
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All Students at PCPS Learning Wildcat Victory Fight Song

To promote school spirit and pride, all Ponca City Public School students are learning the words to the Wildcat Victory Fight Song. Wildcats, hold that line, hold that line. Wildcats now’s the time, now’s the time. Drive on, strive on – we must make a score. For Ponca City as...

Local Elks Lodge announces scholarship contest.

The Ponca City Elks Lodge #2002 is announcing the start of the Elks National Foundation Most. Valuable Student Scholarship Contest. The Most Valuable Student scholarship is available to. high school seniors who are United State citizens. Applicants do not need to be related to a. member of the Elks. Applicants...

Tick Tok challenge hits local schools

Some local schools are feeling the results of the TikTok effect and others have so far been spared. The TikTok website challenged students to vandalize school bathrooms, video themselves doing it and post the videos on TikTok. Kids across the U.S. have been doing it for more than a week,...

17,000 Masks Delivered to Ponca City Public Schools

The Ponca Tribe recently donated 17,000 masks to Ponca City Public Schools. Emily Cornell, the emergency management department of the Ponca Tribe, said they have been getting masks and hand sanitizer out to the community to keep them safe. “Our children attend Ponca City Public Schools and we felt they...
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Ardmore football beats Ponca City for first 3-0 start since 2018

It’s no secret that starting a season with three straight wins can help a squad gain confidence. Sometimes it can lead to greater heights, too. The Ardmore High School football team isn’t looking that far ahead, but the last time the Tigers opened a season 3-0 was 2018 when they went 13-1 and advanced to the Class 5A State Championship.

RCB Bank donation helps purchase T-shirts for Ark City high students

In an effort to help build school spirit, Arkansas City High School provides a “Bulldog Purple Friday” T-shirt to all students. Students are encouraged to wear the shirts on Fridays. ACHS provides the T-shirts to all students at no cost. RCB Bank recently donated $2,000 to ACHS to underwrite a...

Ponca City Wildcats Taking on Ardmore Tigers in Homecoming Game Tonight

The Ponca City Wildcats will take on the Ardmore Tigers at Sullins Stadium tonight in their Homecoming game. You can hear the game broadcast by Jordan Woodruff on 100.7FM 101 Country KPNC. Online video streaming with broadcast audio at The Po-Hi Stepper Booster Club will sponsor their annual homecoming...

Big plays lead Bulldogs to victory against Goddard

The Arkansas City High School football team used some explosive plays in the first half and a tenacious defense when it counted in a wild 27-21 victory against Goddard at Bulldog Stadium. Junior quarterback Gabe Welch threw for 299 yards and four first-half touchdowns. In fact, all four of his...

Mask mandate now in effect at Deer Creek Public Schools

EDMOND, Okla. (KOKH) — Masks are now required at Deer Creek Public Schools. At its last meeting, the school board voted unanimously to require students and staff to wear masks while inside school buildings. Students do have an option to opt-out for medical, religious or personal reasons. The school district...
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Maroons fall during home game; honor Levi Barnett

The Blackwell High School Maroons football team honored fellow teammate Levi Barnett on Friday night, carrying his #75 jersey onto the field before the game. Barnett is currently hospitalized fighting COVID-19. The Maroons fell to 0-2 on Sept.10 when they lost their home opener to Stigler (3-0) 41-0. The game...

NOC offers COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic

NOC Tonkawa- Northern Oklahoma College is offering a second COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic Thursday, Sept. 16 at the Student Union from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. The vaccinations are offered to NOC students, faculty, staff and area communities. Clients may receive their first or second-round vaccinations. Clients may also choose either...

Ardmore takes 2-0 record on the road to Ponca City

ARDMORE, Okla (KXII) - The Ardmore Tigers are off to a great start, 2-0 this season, with wins over Ada and Shawnee. This week the Tigers will make the trip up to Ponca City to take on a team that is 1-1. The Tigers have really been mixing it up on offense. They are throwing the ball more than normal and head coach Josh Newby likes that balance.

NOC launching new community podcast

TONKAWA — Northern Oklahoma College is launching a new a new podcast titled “News You Can Use.”. The podcast can be found at . Created by Dr. Frankie Wood-Black, Division Chair for Engineering, Physical Sciences, and Process Technology, the podcast is funded through a NOC Presidential Partner Grant. Dr....
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Mike Boettcher to speak at NOC Renfro Lectureship Sept. 28

Body Veteran journalist and award-winning war correspondent Mike Boettcher will appear at Northern Oklahoma College Tonkawa on Tuesday, Sept. 28, as part of the NOC Renfro Lectureship Series. Boettcher will speak on the U.S. withdrawal of troops from Afghanistan in a speech, “America’s Longest War: How we lost our way.”

PCPS sees 20 new COVID-19 cases for the week of

In a weekly update on Monday, Ponca City Public Schools reported a total of 20 new COVID-19 cases, 49 close contacts and 69 total individuals affected for the week of September 6. The numbers are an improvement compared to the week of August 30 which saw 61 new COVID-19 cases...