Mustang Boys Sports

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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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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Board considers reducing test exemptions

The Mustang Board of Education on Monday discussed potentially toughening the school district’s policy on final exams to make it more in keeping with the policies in other area schools. Superintendent Charles Bradley said officials are still working on the policy and that he could bring it to the board for final approval as early…

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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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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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