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Seven Lady Broncos commit to play college soccer

Players and fans of Mustang High School’s girls soccer team will always wonder what might’ve been had the coronavirus not ended the 2020 season prematurely in March. The Lady Broncos had enough talent that capturing a Class 6A state championship was more than possible. Much of MHS’ ability and strength came from a roster that…

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Mustang player nets national honors

The United Soccer Coaches last week announced their All-America high school teams for the winter and spring seasons of the 2019-2020 school year. Mustang High School’s Isaias Silva, who will be a senior forward during the upcoming season, was one of 19 boys and 26 girls named to the organization’s national teams. Silva and former…

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Broncos’ cornerback becoming a rising star

As a freshman, Jacobe Johnson was just hoping to earn varsity playing time. By midseason, he was starting at cornerback for Mustang High School’s football squad. This off-season, Johnson is being touted as one of the state’s premier young defensive players. And his phenomenal athleticism is expected to be utilized on offense at receiver, too.…

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Yukon athletes finally return to the field

Jeremy Reed was thrilled to see the cars arrive and the players get out to walk across the parking lot to Yukon’s practice field. Monday was the first time the 91 players had been together since mid-March, when the coronavirus pandemic halted sports in Oklahoma, and across the nation. “It was great,” Reed said. “It…

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Broncos produce collegiate sports signees

Head coach Lee Blankenship’s first Mustang High School football team built a solid foundation for the program with a senior-laden class. Now, Mustang soon will bid farewell to 33 seniors, including 17 starters. At least nine players expect to be playing in college next season, including two in other sports. They led Mustang’s football program…

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OSSAA officials stress goal of resuming spring sports

Oklahoma Secondary School Activities Association officials reiterated Tuesday in a news release that they have not written off sports during the coronavirus crisis. The release said OSSAA is committed to playing the remaining state basketball tournaments in Classes 2A through 6A as well as the spring sports schedules which were shut down last week. “We…

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Reflecting on the day the seasons stopped

Mustang High School’s athletic teams will not soon forget March 12 — the day the coronavirus crisis stopped their sports seasons. The night before, in an NBA game between Utah and the Thunder in Oklahoma City, a chain reaction started just before tip-off when Jazz player Rudy Gobert’s test for COVID-19 came back positive. Gobert…

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Bronco boys soccer makes statement in win

After Mustang’s boys soccer team lost its first game of the season last weekend, the Broncos likely weren’t in the best mood Tuesday night when Edmond Santa Fe came to town. Mustang (4-1) had suffered its first defeat in a shoot-out Saturday at a tournament in Bentonville, Arkansas. So, it came as no great surprise…

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MHS girls get kick out of Lovelace’s hat-trick

Junior forward Kyla Lovelace has been nearly unstoppable in leading Mustang’s girls soccer team to a 4-1 start. Lovelace had a hat-trick Tuesday night as the Lady Broncos overwhelmed Edmond Santa Fe, 5-0, at the Mustang Soccer Pitch. Lovelace, the team’s second-leading scorer last season, has netted more than half of Mustang’s 14 goals in…

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Board considers reducing test exemptions

The Mustang Board of Education on Monday discussed potentially toughening the school district’s policy on final exams to make it more in keeping with the policies in other area schools. Superintendent Charles Bradley said officials are still working on the policy and that he could bring it to the board for final approval as early…

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