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Pairings announced for holiday hoops classic

The pairings for the second annual Cornerstone Mustang Holiday Classic basketball tournament have been announced. Robert Foreman, Mustang’s athletic director, released the tournament bracket Nov. 6 during a luncheon in the Mustang High School Event Center hospitality room. The classic is Dec. 26-28. Mustang’s Lady Broncos will face Verdigris at 7 p.m. Dec. 26 in…

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Mustang awaits Trojans in playoff opener

Jenks’ Trojans will visit Mustang at 7 p.m. Friday for a first-round Class 6A playoff game after extending one of Oklahoma’s most amazing prep football streaks last week. The Trojans (6-4, 5-2 in 6A-2), winners of five of their last six games, crushed visiting Westmoore, 44-15, to qualify for the postseason playoffs for the 31st…

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Mustang wrestlers begin bid for title

Brian Picklo, Mustang High’s head wrestling coach, has been working the past four years to change the culture of his team. This season, Picklo feels he has the type of team he can take into battle with Oklahoma’s Class 6A powers and challenge for the championship. Mustang began grappling with that mission Saturday, winning seven…

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Mustang to visit Moore’s Lions following 37-34 road win

The Mustang Sack Exchange helped put Putnam City North’s football team out of business in last week’s 37-34 road win. The Broncos sacked Panther quarterback Aaron Norment 10 times. They may need a similar type of effort at 7 p.m. Friday when they visit Moore’s Lions. Defensive tackle Jett Woodward and linebacker Bradyn Jarman had…

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Bronco harrier repeats as state champion

EDMOND — For Mustang High junior runner Gabe Simonsen, it was just another day at the office. Simonsen’s office, of course, is wherever he runs and on Saturday, it was the season’s biggest show — the Class 6A state cross-country championships at Edmond Santa Fe High School. Simonsen defended his state title in the 3.1-mile…

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MHS harriers primed for state after regional runs

It was a cross-country course unlike Mustang High’s teams had seen all season. And it’s nothing like they’ll see Saturday at the state meet. Mustang’s harriers competed in the Class 6A East Regional at Sand Springs. MHS’ boys team won, and the Lady Broncos finished fourth behind champion Jenks. “The course had tall grass, holes,…

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Broncos face key 6A-1 showdown at PC North

Mustang High’s defensive unit will face another big test at 7 p.m. Friday when it travels to Putnam City North for a crucial District 6A-1 football contest. With a victory, the Broncos (5-3 overall, 3-2 in district) can qualify for the playoffs for the first time since 2016. PC North is 6-2 and 3-2. The…

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Mustang harriers reassigned to east regional

Mustang High School’s cross country teams are excited about competing Saturday in regionals, but part of that exhilaration comes from the venue. Originally, Mustang’s harriers were assigned to participate in the Class 6A west regional in Norman, but the Oklahoma Secondary School Activity Association reassigned MHS to Sand Springs. “With a strong west half of…

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MHS’ Blankenship faces No. 1 Rams, ‘Coach B’

Lee Blankenship grew up wanting to be a football coach and admits much of his motivation came from watching his second cousin, Bill Blankenship, direct programs in the Tulsa area. “It’s kind of a joke in our family, but you are either a preacher or football coach,” quipped Lee Blankenship, whose father is a preacher.…

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Seniors lead the way for Mustang’s defense

By BOB CRAMER bcramer@mustangnews.info For two years now, seniors Liam Krivanek and Judson Rowland have been the heart and soul of the defense for Mustang High School’s football team. Krivanek plays safety, and Rowland is the middle linebacker. They are returning starters and MHS’ defensive co-captains. First-year head coach Lee Blankenship said the pair have…

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