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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Mustang hoops teams assigned to regionals

Mustang High School’s basketball teams have received their regional tournament assignments and will be sent to the Tulsa area next week. Mustang girls will play Putnam City North at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 27 in the Class 6A East Regional at Tulsa’s Booker T. Washington High School. No. 3-ranked Booker T. Wash-ington (20-2) and Owasso (5-17)…

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Wiley, MHS to face Stillwater at Dual State

When Mustang High wrestles Stillwater on Friday in Class 6A Dual State, the Broncos’ John Wiley will be the healthiest he’s been since preseason. Wiley, the team’s nationally-ranked 145-pounder, has missed large chunks of the season due to two surgeries related to removal of an infected bursa sac behind his right knee. Second-seeded MHS (14-3)…

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MHS harrier wins prestigious Gatorade award

Mustang High junior Gabe Simonsen continues to add to a resume that some day may celebrate him as the Broncos’ best distance runner. Monday, it was announced that Simonsen has been chosen Oklahoma’s Gatorade Cross Country Runner of the Year. Simonsen, 17, is a two-time Class 6A state cross-country champion and recently returned from San…

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Broncos launch torrid rally, top Millers

Late in the Mustang-Yukon boys basketball game Tuesday night, Bronco coach Scott Hodges called timeout after the Millers’ lead reached 14 points late in the third quarter. “Everyone had their heads down,” MHS senior guard Carter Holland said. “I told everybody to get their heads up … that there was a lot of time left…

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Mustang grapplers dominate at district duals

Led by junior Keegan Luton’s three victories, Mustang’s wrestling team vanquished three opponents last Thurs-day in the District 2 Duals. No. 2-ranked Mustang (then 9-1) routed No. 9 Southmoore, 69-6, in the last of its three duals at the Mustang High School Event Center. The Broncos thus became one of eight Class 6A teams to…

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Lady Broncos finish strong, stop Yukon

The Mustang High and Yukon girls basketball teams played defense so effectively Tuesday night that for most of the game, a lid appeared firmly clamped to both baskets. And while the Lady Broncos’ shooters couldn’t find the mark, Yukon also forced them into a slew of turnovers in the Bedlam rivalry contest at the Mustang…

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Simonsen places fifth at junior nationals in San Diego

Mustang High’s Gabe Simonsen placed fifth Saturday afternoon in the U.S. Track & Field Junior Cross Country Championships in San Diego. Simonsen, a two-time Class 6A state champion, clocked 27:14.8 in the 8,000-meter event (about five miles) at Mission Bay Park. The race’s winner was Sam Gorgas, a college freshman from Northern Arizona who ran…

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Picklo continues to thrive for Mustang wrestling

Pound for pound, there may not be a better high school wrestler in Oklahoma than Mustang High School’s Tate Picklo. And the scary thing, if you are an opponent, is that Picklo keeps evolving and perfecting his skills. Picklo is undefeated this season (29-0), having most recently won the title at the conference tournament and…

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Lineup change sparks MHS wrestlers

  Mustang High School wrestling coach Brian Picklo experimented with his lineup in Tuesday night’s dual against Edmond North, and the changes gave No. 2-ranked Mustang a decisive spark. Five Broncos wrestled up a weight class and each won in their 42-18 thumping of fourth-ranked Edmond North at the Mustang High School Event Center. Did…

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