Mustang Columns & Features

Pre-K helps students adjust to school

Kyla Johnson’s pre-K classroom at Prairie View Elementary School was a beehive of activity – all of it with a deliberate purpose – on a recent day. The day started with students walking in zigzagging paths as they greeted each other and Johnson to the tune “Hello Friends.” Everyone grouped around Payton Kellum as she…

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Chiariello named Miss Mustang

Haylee Chiariello won Miss Mustang 2020, and Lexi Sendall won Outstanding Mustang Teen 2020. They were crowned Saturday by 2019 Miss Mustang Jaci Deitrick and 2019 Outstanding Mustang Teen Mackenzie Chandler during the Miss Mustang Scholarship Pageant at the Venue building of the Bridge Church. Emily Yannatone was the runner-up for Miss Mustang. More than…

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Storm chasing is Mustang man’s passion

By Chris Eversole A storm chaser from Mustang was in the right place at the right time Monday. Sammy Brence and the two other members of Twisting Fury team captured photos and videos from the Mangum tornado in Southwest Oklahoma. The team sold its video to The Weather Channel and Good Morning America, and team…

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Mustang names Scott Hodges as its next head basketball coach

Mustang boys basketball has named its fourth head coach in as many seasons. Westmoore’s Scott Hodges was named the Mustang boys head basketball coach Monday at the school board meeting. “He is the guy I wanted, and he is coming. He is going to be a good one,” Mustang Athletic Director Robert Foreman said. Hodges…

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A Valentine’s Day Do-Over

Engaged couple hopes to recreate first holiday together A rainy day on the campus of the University of Oklahoma in 2013 brought two Mustang natives together. This Valentine’s Day will be their last as a single couple. Troy Huddleston and Emily Haas, both 2013 graduates – Huddleston of Mustang High School and Haas of Southwest…

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Does defense still win championships?

Remember that old saying that defense wins championships, well that’s exactly what it is – an old saying. This year’s NFL playoffs are an example of why that saying is outdated and may be trending to become extinct with the hiring’s that have already happened since the end of the regular season. Out of the…

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Mustang JROTC cadet nominated to West Point

By Chris Eversole Andrew Borseth joins a growing list of Mustang High School JROTC students who have been nominated to a service academy. Borseth has his fingers crossed that his nomination to West Point will result in an appointment there, but he realizes that Mustang’s success rate on service academy appointments is about 50 percent.…

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Blankenship named the Broncos’ head football coach

On a night that Mustang Public Schools approved a new superintendent, the Broncos football team is also under new supervision. Lee Blankenship, 33, has been approved as the Broncos’ seventh head football coach in school history. “I’m not anything special, to be honest. There are a lot of great football coaches around this state. What…

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BEHIND THE SCENES Pt. 2

EDITOR’S NOTE: The Mustang News was allowed to shadow the athletic department two weeks ago as it prepared for a home football game. During the next two weeks, we detail what we witnessed. The second half of the week is straight preparation for Friday night as the athletic department begins setting things up for Friday…

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