Mustang Public Schools

Simonsen places fifth at junior nationals in San Diego

Mustang High’s Gabe Simonsen placed fifth Saturday afternoon in the U.S. Track & Field Junior Cross Country Championships in San Diego. Simonsen, a two-time Class 6A state champion, clocked 27:14.8 in the 8,000-meter event (about five miles) at Mission Bay Park. The race’s winner was Sam Gorgas, a college freshman from Northern Arizona who ran…

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Mustang Board of Education honored

Mustang Public Schools recognized School Board Recognition Month during the board of education’s Jan. 13 regular meeting. “Providing our community’s children with a solid education is the most important investment we can make,” Superintendent Charles Bradley said. “We are proud of our district, and this recognition is the time to say thank you and celebrate…

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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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Lineup change sparks MHS wrestlers

  Mustang High School wrestling coach Brian Picklo experimented with his lineup in Tuesday night’s dual against Edmond North, and the changes gave No. 2-ranked Mustang a decisive spark. Five Broncos wrestled up a weight class and each won in their 42-18 thumping of fourth-ranked Edmond North at the Mustang High School Event Center. Did…

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Lady Broncos fall to Sapulpa in title game

Sapulpa made plays on several critical possessions in the fourth quarter and was able to turn back Mustang’s Lady Broncos, 59-52, Saturday in the championship game of the Skiatook Tournament. No. 14-ranked Mustang (8-6), the defending tournament champion, trailed 45-44 entering the final quarter. But the Chieftains (7-2), rated No. 8 in Class 6A, were…

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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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Board grants Bradley 5% raise

The Mustang Board of Education on Monday approved a new contract for Superintendent Charles Bradley. The contract is retroactive to Jan. 1 and runs through June 2022. It includes a 5% raise, bringing Bradley’s salary to $180,000. “We are pleased with what we have seen from Mr. Bradley,” Board President Chad Schroeder said. “He has…

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School board considers $47.5M bond issue

The Mustang Board of Education on Monday authorized Superintendent Charles Bradley to prepare a $47.5 million bond issue proposal for an April 7 election. Once the language of the proposal is ready, the board plans to hold a special meeting to potentially put it on the ballot. Mustang Public Schools urgently need this bond issue…

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Lady Broncos rally to win at Westmoore

Energized by the inside-outside combination of Kyra Misuraca and Jaki Rollins, Mustang’s 14th-ranked Lady Broncos rallied past No. 19 Westmoore, 57-45, on Tuesday. Rollins, the Lady Broncos’ 5-foot-8 sophomore point guard, scored seven of her 13 points in the third quarter to help blow open a close game before about 500 fans at Westmoore High…

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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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