Mustang’s Simonsen sets course record

Senior cross-country ace Gabe Simonsen set a course record in winning the Mustang Harrier Invitational last Saturday at Wild Horse Park. Simonsen, the Broncos’ two-time defending Class 6A state champion, ran 15:48.74 in the 5,000-meter race. “Gabe did break the course record by two seconds,” MHS coach Mike McGarry verified, noting the event has been…

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Rain postpones MHS softball

Mustang High School’s fast-pitch softball game at Edmond North on Tuesday night was postponed due to rain and wet grounds. MHS’ athletic department announced the game has been rescheduled for Sept. 21 at North. The junior varsity contest will start at 5 p.m. and the varsity at 6:30 p.m. In Mustang’s only game during the…

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Mustang, Yukon primed for Bedlam football rivalry

In this era of COVID-19, Mustang High School’s football team will be facing a Yukon defensive unit in the season opener that even sounds like it makes opponents ill. When MHS and Yukon kick off their schedules in Canadien County’s version of Bedlam football at 6 p.m. Saturday at Miller Stadium, the Broncos will be faced by…

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Seven Lady Broncos commit to play college soccer

Players and fans of Mustang High School’s girls soccer team will always wonder what might’ve been had the coronavirus not ended the 2020 season prematurely in March. The Lady Broncos had enough talent that capturing a Class 6A state championship was more than possible. Much of MHS’ ability and strength came from a roster that…

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Assistant coach clears personal obstacles

Lee Blankenship calls Kyle Hale, the Broncos’ new secondary coach, an “overcomer.” Hale, a former Oklahoma State University walk-on, has overcome much during his life— on and off the football field. Hale’s positive attitude and playing and coaching experience are what Mustang High School’s head football coach appreciates most. “I am fired up to have…

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Mustang player nets national honors

The United Soccer Coaches last week announced their All-America high school teams for the winter and spring seasons of the 2019-2020 school year. Mustang High School’s Isaias Silva, who will be a senior forward during the upcoming season, was one of 19 boys and 26 girls named to the organization’s national teams. Silva and former…

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Broncos’ cornerback becoming a rising star

As a freshman, Jacobe Johnson was just hoping to earn varsity playing time. By midseason, he was starting at cornerback for Mustang High School’s football squad. This off-season, Johnson is being touted as one of the state’s premier young defensive players. And his phenomenal athleticism is expected to be utilized on offense at receiver, too.…

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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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