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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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Millerettes, Mustang battle for win

After battling neck-and-neck for most of the game, the Mustang Lady Broncos used a 14-4 run in the final three minutes Tuesday to knock off the Yukon Millerettes 40-28. Mustang, ranked No. 14 in Class 6A, led most of the way but could never pull more than a few points ahead. At halftime, the score…

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Millerettes stifle struggling Stillwater in conference win

The Yukon Millerettes used a stifling defense and a strong shooting night to throttle the Stillwater Lady Pioneers Tuesday. The final was 51-30. The Millerettes (7-7) never trailed in their first conference win of the season. “It felt good,” said coach Roy Wyckoff after the win. He said the first quarter set a tone for…

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