Mustang Sports

Area students turn to online school

Some completely virtual schools, like Oklahoma Connections Academy and Epic Charter Schools, have seen an increase in student enrollment and teacher hires amidst the pandemic. Student enrollment at the academy has increased 67 percent this year, officials said. There are 38 students from Yukon, and 19 from Mustang. The academy also hired five more teachers…

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Simonsen paces Broncos to CC conference title

DEER CREEK — In No. 2 Mustang’s final tune-up before the postseason, the MHS boys’ cross-country team was able to lock horns with No. 3 Deer Creek once again. But this time around, it was the Broncos who came out on top Tuesday at the Central Oklahoma Coaches Association Conference Meet. Led by Gabe Simonsen…

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Mustang netters dominate 6A Regionals, make state

By ANTHONY MELLENDORF For The Mustang News The Mustang Lady Broncos cruised through the Class 6A Regional Tournament Tuesday capturing victories over the Westmoore Lady Jaguars and the Moore Lady Lions. In the early match, Mustang steamrolled Westmoore in straight sets, 25-14, 25-17, 25-22 to advance to the championship match. The Lady Broncos got off…

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Lady Broncos rally for regional title

During the regional softball tournament, there were a couple of times Mustang could have folded and called it a day. However, that is not what Mustang coach Lacy Darity has instilled in her squad. From day one of the season, she has had them believing they are always in the game. So, when the Broncos…

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COVID concerns close Riverwood

Mustang Public Schools transitioned Riverwood Elementary to remote learning effective through at least Oct. 23, school officials said in a release Tuesday. The transition came after several students exhibited COVID-19 symptoms and numerous staff members were also impacted. In-person learning is expected to resume Oct. 26. Riverwood Principal Jessika Hill advised parents to use their…

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Broncos’ offense connects in win

Despite topping the 30-point mark in two of their first four games, the Mustang football team was still waiting for that offensive explosion where everything came together. That moment came last week when the Broncos traveled to Moore to face Southmoore. In their first Thursday game of the season, MHS turned a back-and-forth ball game…

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Schools make COVID-19 changes

Mustang Public Schools’ Board of Education agreed last week to allow Superintendent Charles Bradley to speak with state and county health officials about the district’s COVID-19 plans. In addition, the school approved some changes that will impact how the district operates during the current pandemic. Those changes include allowing decision-making be based from MPS’ COVID-19…

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Yukon teachers happy with students’ return

Yukon students have been back in the classroom for about two weeks, and at least two teachers say they are happy to have them back. Kayleen Browning, a fifth-grade teacher at the recently opened Redstone Intermediate, and Debbie Yeagley, who teaches second grade at Ranchwood Elementary, both said teaching students in the classroom is significantly…

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Czech royalty will serve a second year

For the first time in program history, Oklahoma’s Czech-Slovak royalty will serve two terms. For more than 50 years, the Oklahoma Czech Royalty Pageant has been a fixture of Yukon’s Czech Fest, celebrating area youth as they honored their Czech-Slovak heritage. “When our 2019-2020 Oklahoma Czech-Slovak royalty were being crowned, no one could have foreseen…

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