Mustang Boys Sports

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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Mustang grapplers place third at Geary meet

Mustang High School’s wrestlers claimed three individual titles and placed third in the team standings last weekend at the Geary Tournament. Returning state champion Tucker Owens had perhaps the biggest victory, winning an impressive 3-1 decision in the 120-pound finals. He beat Dominic Chavez of Arlington (Texas) Martin last Saturday. Chavez is No. 13 nationally…

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Broken Arrow wrestlers overwhelm Broncos

Broken Arrow, the defending state wrestling champion in Class 6A, showed last Thursday why it is top ranked in Oklahoma’s largest class. The Tigers took down second-ranked Mustang in 10 of 14 matches, three by falls, in their 40-20 dual triumph at the Mustang High School Event Center. Bronco coach Brian Picklo was envious of…

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Hodges, Scott shine in return to Westmoore

Mustang High boys basketball coach Scott Hodges and sophomore move-in guard Ethan Scott couldn’t have scripted a more perfect homecoming. Hodges, in his first season at Mustang, coached last year at Westmoore. One of his Jaguar players was Scott, who as a freshman and was named COAC Newcomer of the Year. Scott erupted for 28…

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Cornerstone Classic lures top teams

Mustang’s basketball teams, with many of their key players underclassmen, have been growing up the difficult way: through the school of hard knocks. In recent games, Mustang’s boys and girls have shown improvement despite setbacks against highly ranked opponents. Mustang’s quintets will embrace yet another chance to gain invaluable experience when they host the second…

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Broncos ride roughshod over Pioneers

STILLWATER — Mustang High’s Scott Hodges is like most basketball coaches and loves it when a plan comes together. His Broncos struggled to a 28-26 halftime lead against Stillwater’s Pioneers last Friday night. But what transpired in the second half, Hodges said, was perfection. Mustang (3-4) limited the Pioneers to only 15 points in the…

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Mustang battles No. 2 Sabercats to win

Mustang’s Broncos had No. 2-ranked Southmoore on the ropes but the experienced SaberCats rallied in last four minutes for a 65-58 victory Tuesday night. Guard Carter Holland drove the lane to give Mustang a 58-56 lead with 3:21 left, but the Broncos committed three turnovers and failed to hit a shot the rest of the…

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Bronco wrestlers outduel Piedmont in home opener

Mustang’s wrestling team opened its home dual season with a methodical 44-17 dismantling of the Piedmont Wildcats last Thursday before about 400 fans. Among the Broncos triumphing at the Mustang High School Event Center was Jojo Sylvester 2.0, the new mentally-tougher version of last year’s state qualifier. Sylvester and his Mustang teammates (3-0 in duals),…

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COAC announces all-conference team, honors MHS players

Mustang High School senior safety Liam Krivanek has been selected co-defensive player of the year on the Central Oklahoma Athletic Conference’s all-league football squad. Krivanek shared the award with Norman High senior linebacker Cole Thompson. Krivanek made 123 tackles to top MHS’ defensive charts for the second straight season. The 6-foot-1, 205-pounder was a team…

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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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