Student equipment manager helped keep program going

Mustang High School head football coach Lee Blankenship and his staff have nicknamed him “Hand,” as in a cowboy “top hand” at a ranch. His name is Justin Wylder. He’s the energetic sophomore student assistant/equipment manager who has helped keep Mustang’s football operation running smoothly behind the scenes. This time of the school year, Wylder…

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Broncos produce collegiate sports signees

Head coach Lee Blankenship’s first Mustang High School football team built a solid foundation for the program with a senior-laden class. Now, Mustang soon will bid farewell to 33 seniors, including 17 starters. At least nine players expect to be playing in college next season, including two in other sports. They led Mustang’s football program…

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OSSAA officials stress goal of resuming spring sports

Oklahoma Secondary School Activities Association officials reiterated Tuesday in a news release that they have not written off sports during the coronavirus crisis. The release said OSSAA is committed to playing the remaining state basketball tournaments in Classes 2A through 6A as well as the spring sports schedules which were shut down last week. “We…

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Reflecting on the day the seasons stopped

Mustang High School’s athletic teams will not soon forget March 12 — the day the coronavirus crisis stopped their sports seasons. The night before, in an NBA game between Utah and the Thunder in Oklahoma City, a chain reaction started just before tip-off when Jazz player Rudy Gobert’s test for COVID-19 came back positive. Gobert…

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Bronco boys soccer makes statement in win

After Mustang’s boys soccer team lost its first game of the season last weekend, the Broncos likely weren’t in the best mood Tuesday night when Edmond Santa Fe came to town. Mustang (4-1) had suffered its first defeat in a shoot-out Saturday at a tournament in Bentonville, Arkansas. So, it came as no great surprise…

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MHS girls get kick out of Lovelace’s hat-trick

Junior forward Kyla Lovelace has been nearly unstoppable in leading Mustang’s girls soccer team to a 4-1 start. Lovelace had a hat-trick Tuesday night as the Lady Broncos overwhelmed Edmond Santa Fe, 5-0, at the Mustang Soccer Pitch. Lovelace, the team’s second-leading scorer last season, has netted more than half of Mustang’s 14 goals in…

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MHS slow-pitch softball set to open season

Mustang High School’s spring slow-pitch softball program opens its season next week with interim head coach Geoffrey Davis at the helm. The Lady Broncos host Purcell in the season opener at 4:30 p.m. Monday at the Mustang Softball Complex. At 4:30 p.m. the next day, Mustang travels to Southmoore for its road opener. The Lady…

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Lady Broncos’ defense thwarts Yukon rally

When Mustang High suffered a nearly catastrophic offensive outage in the fourth quarter against Yukon, the Lady Broncos’ zone defense bailed them out in the heated bedlam rivalry. Boosted in the waning moments by several key hustle plays from guard Jordyn Rollins, No. 18-ranked Mustang eked out a 44-43 victory over the Millerettes last Friday…

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MHS grapplers get pin happy, dominate regional

Mustang High School’s wrestling team put on a powerful display over the weekend on its way to winning the Class 6A West Regional at Westmoore High School. However, coach Brian Picklo thinks Mustang, which amassed 26 pins, can perform even better at this weekend’s state tournament. “We played it safe. We didn’t wrestle near as…

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MHS mat men take second at Dual State

Mustang High School’s wrestling team qualified for the finals at Dual State for the first time, and its battles with Choctaw and Broken Arrow each went down to the wire Saturday. The No. 2-seeded Broncos snapped a semifinal tie with No. 3-seeded Choctaw when 106-pounder Shelton Chastain’s decision catapulted MHS to a 31-28 victory at…

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