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Yukon Sharing’s annual food basket drive nears completion

Thursday, volunteers crowded into the back room of Yukon Sharing to pack holiday meals for those in need. Rows of brown paper bags lined the floor, slowly filling with food items like canned vegetables, boxes of stuffing and easy-to-make desserts. Meat and any other perishable items will be added separately on Saturday, when recipients come…

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MHS boys top Enid, give new coach first win

The Mustang Broncos presented basketball coach Scott Hodges with his first victory at MHS in their opener at the Woodward Tournament on Thursday night. Guard Ethan Scott, a sophomore move-in from Westmoore, erupted for 34 points as Mustang outgunned the Enid Plainsmen, 79-65. MHS played the OKC Storm in the semifinals at 5:10 p.m. Friday.…

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Mustang snags new softball coach

Robert Foreman, Mustang High School’s athletic director, has continued his quest to assemble one of the best young coaching staffs in the state. Monday, at its monthly meeting, the Mustang School Board approved Foreman’s selection of Lacy Darity to be the high school’s new head softball coach. “Lacy was our top candidate from the beginning…

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Girls push defending champs

NORMAN — Mustang High’s girls basketball team threatened to upset the defending Class 6A state champion Norman Lady Tigers on their homecourt Tuesday night. Mustang trailed most of the way but made it a nip-‘n-tuck contest in the second half. Mustang grabbed a 46-45 lead on Talia Pogi’s 3-pointer with 4:09 left in the game.…

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Broncos boys dig early hole, fall to Norman

NORMAN — Falling behind early has become a bad habit for Mustang High’s boys basketball team. The Broncos surrendered 22 points in the first quarter and trailed by as much as 14 late in the second period in a 75-68 loss Tuesday to the Norman Tigers. Ben Emmert, a 6-foot-5 senior center, scored 20 of…

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Mustang’s Blankenship named district’s coach of the year; seniors receive all-district honors

An exemplary football season by Mustang High School’s first-year coaching staff has earned Lee Blanken-ship selection as The Oklahoman’s District 6A-1 Coach of the Year. Blankenship guided the Broncos to a 7-4 record and their first postseason appearance since 2016. “It’s an honor to be selected coach of the year,” Blankenship said. “There are so…

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Pursuit suspect to spend birthday behind bars

One person is in custody following a Wednesday morning pursuit through Yukon and Mustang that spanned 50 miles and resulted in multiple crashes and grass fires. Oklahoma Highway Patrol spokes-woman Sarah Stewart said the chase began in Oklahoma City’s jurisdiction and was initially called off, but the suspect, later identified as Eddy Wayne Currey, 27,…

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Federal lawsuit challenges county detention system

The American Civil Liberties Union of Oklahoma announced Wednesday it has filed a federal lawsuit challenging the Canadian County pretrial detention system, which it claims unconstitutionally jails hundreds of prisoners annually. “The pretrial jailing of innocent people in Canadian County is a violation of the U.S. Constitution,” state ACLU Director Ryan Kiesel said at a…

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No injuries after fire damages Yukon apartment

Several families were briefly displaced early Thursday after a fire swept through an apartment in Yukon, officials said. Yukon Fire Chief Shawn Vogt said the fire was reported just after midnight at the Cedar Creek Apartments, 404 S. Second. The fire was in a second-floor apartment, Vogt said. The fire chief said when crews arrived…

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