Mustang Girls Sports

Tough loss by Mustang tightens 6A-1 race

By BOB CRAMER bcramer@mustangnews.info Mustang High’s fast-pitch softball team was victimized by an eight-run third inning and a season-high four errors in a 9-7 setback at Putnam City on Tuesday. The huge inning gave Putnam City (8-12 overall, 3-9 district) a 9-3 lead, then it held off the Lady Broncos. It was a potentially devastating…

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Cross country teams make strides toward improvement

By BOB CRAMER bcramer@mustangnews.info The cross-country season isn’t a sprint, it’s a marathon of shorter races as Mustang High School’s runners make strides toward improving with regionals and state on the horizon. The Broncos’ defending state champion, junior Gabe Simonsen, ran 17:22.06 to win the 3.1-mile event in the Mustang Harrier at Wild Horse Park…

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Mustang triumphs in ‘family feud’

By BOB CRAMER bcramer@mustangnews.info A family feud of sorts unfolded Tuesday night when Mustang High School’s fast-pitch softball team hosted Norman North. Freshman pitcher Landry Garza, the Lady Broncos’ ace right-hander, outdueled her cousin, Gabbi Garza, in Mustang’s 8-0 victory. Landry Garza scattered four hits, walked one and struck out 10. Before the game, Landry…

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Deer Creek snaps Lady Broncos’ win streak

By BOB CRAMER bcramer@mustangnews.info During recent weeks, Mustang High School’s volleyball team has capitalized on opponents’ mistakes to win some tight matches. Tuesday night, it looked like the Lady Broncos would be involved in another high-pressure contest at the Mustang High School Event Center. But several mistakes late in the first game stole Mustang’s momentum…

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Freshman pitcher hurls, hits Broncos to 10th straight win

By BOB CRAMER bcramer@mustangnews.info Like any other sport, fast-pitch softball can be a game of adjustments. Make them, and you win. Fail, and you may lose. Mustang High School pretty much has been making all the right moves this season — just as freshman right-hander Landry Garza did Tuesday night on the Lady Broncos’ home…

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Lately, only Mother Nature has slowed Mustang softball

By BOB CRAMER bcramer@mustangnews.info Aside from a one-run loss two weeks ago in a tournament at Broken Arrow, nobody has been able to stop Mustang High School’s softball team — except Mother Nature. The Lady Broncos took an eight-game winning streak into Tuesday night’s game at Edmond Memorial. After having three games rained out during…

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Lady Bronco netters fight for win

By BOB CRAMER bcramer@mustangnews.info Mustang volleyball coach Steve Hajek didn’t sound very happy Tuesday night. “At some point, all teams have a bad match,” he lamented. No, the Lady Broncos didn’t play very well, making plenty of errors, Hajek reiterated, but then they didn’t lose either, winning 26-24, 25-15, 27-25. “We had some offensive hitting and passing…

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Lady Broncos overcome slow start to top Edmond

By BOB CRAMER bcramer@mustangnews.info The past week has kept getting better for Mustang High volleyball coach Steve Hayek. Hayek’s never-say-die Lady Broncos started slowly Tuesday against Edmond Memorial at the Mustang High School Event Center but finished with a flourish in a 23-25, 17-25, 25-20, 25-17, 15-8 victory that lasted about three hours. “This has…

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Fast-pitch downs Deer Creek in come-from-behind win

By BOB CRAMER bcramer@mustangnews.info After falling behind by three runs in the first inning Tuesday night against Deer Creek, the Mustang High School fast-pitch softball team was in dire need of relief. Deer Creek had knocked around Lady Broncos’ freshman right-hander Landry Garza before her teammates even batted. Enter sophomore Lauryn Cottrell, who had been…

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Lady Broncos pitch past PC North

By BOB CRAMER bcramer@mustangnews.info Overpowering pitching and tight defense usually combine to create a winning formula. Mustang High School’s girls fast-pitch softball team proved as much Monday, posting a season-opening 6-2 victory at Putnam City North. Mother Nature proved to be an even tougher adversary Tuesday as the Lady Broncos’ home-opener against Moore was rained…

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