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MPS superintendent alarmed by COVID-19 trends

Mustang Public Schools Superintendent Charles Bradley said he is alarmed by the continuous increase in close contacts and quarantines throughout the district in the most recent data released Friday. More mitigation measures must be taken outside of the classroom, he said in the fourth release. The new week’s data indicates there are 22 more known…

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Renovated dog park set to reopen

All furry canine friends and their owners are invited to the reopening of Mustang Wild Horse Dog Park at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday. The park closed last month to build a walking trail inside the small and large dog park areas. Mustang used a $24,000 grant from the Tobacco Settlement Endowment Trust to build the trail.…

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Real ID change causes disruption for tag agencies

Some tag agencies in Mustang and Yukon are facing challenges with the transition to Real IDs, the new license that will be the only form accepted to fly beginning Oct. 1, 2021. “You can’t just walk in, get it done and walk out in a few minutes like you’ve been able to,” said Oklahoma Tag…

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Lady Broncos claim conference tourney title

The Mustang Lady Broncos are the conference tournament champs, having knocked off some of the best teams in the conference over the weekend. The Lady Broncos went 3-0 to win the title beating archrival Yukon, Edmond Memorial and Moore. “The key for us was our hitting on Saturday,” said coach Lacy Darity. “We had been…

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Gabe Simonsen continues to push toward state meet

Gabe Simonsen has been on a mission. The Mustang runner has attacked his final year of high school cross-country with an intense dedication. That mindset has paid off for the MHS senior as he has racked up the meet titles in 2020. “I just try to have a lot of fun doing this, especially this…

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Broncos top Tigers with OT win

For much of the night, no one had a tougher job than Wesley Haddox. Mustang’s senior cornerback was matched up against one of the top players in the state Friday when Mustang hosted Norman. So it should not have been a surprise that with the game on the line and the Tigers needing a big…

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Cross-country team takes first place at meet

Coach Mike McGary knows what he is going to get out of his top five runners. They all have been consistent for Mustang during the first month of the season. However, even McGary was surprised by what Brendan Robeaux accomplished Saturday at the OK Runner Classic. His strong performance helped the Broncos take the OK…

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Wins continue for Lady Bronco netters

No. 4 Mustang has been on a tear this season. But that has been amplified since sustaining its third loss of the year on Aug. 25. Since then, the Lady Broncos racked up nine straight wins. During the run, they have dropped only one set, which was to Edmond Santa Fe Sept. 8. “I am…

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Lady Bronco softball team sees win streak end

The Mustang softball team carried a four-game win streak into the Carl Albert Tournament last week. They had hoped to extend the streak a few more days and take home the tourney title. However, Stillwater decided to play spoiler and dropped Mustang 4-3 in the opener. Instead of letting the loss carryover, the Lady Broncos…

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Mistakes haunt Broncos in home-opening loss

Mustang hosted its first game of the 2020 season Friday when the Broncos took on No. 3 Stillwater. Coming off their victory over Yukon the week before, the Broncos had a chance to show they can contend with some of the top teams in the state. However, that plan quickly turned sideways on Mustang as…

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Mustang police chief discusses use of force

The Mustang Police Department follows the national standard of use of force continuum, which provides guidelines for how much force to use against a resisting subject. “The Supreme Court standard is the minimum amount of force necessary to affect arrest,” said Mustang Chief of Police Robert Groseclose. “Every situation is different — sometimes you tell…

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Virtual learning concerns discussed

Mustang Public Schools’ Board of Education discussed challenges and benefits of virtual learning, as well as social media feedback and funding during Monday’s meeting. Assistant Super-intendent of Elementary Education Stacy Edwards and Assistant Super-intendent of Secondary Education Ryan McKinney updated the board about what is working for MPS and what has not. The two said…

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Broncos claim bedlam victory, 35-21

Dominique Dunn had the type of night most athletes could only dream of. Against his rival, the Mustang senior reached the end zone four times out of the Dirty Don formation, which put the tight end in the backfield for direct snaps. Dunn, who also racked up 73 yards on 10 carries, had the kind…

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Lankford discusses stimulus, other legislation

U.S. Sen. James Lankford spoke Sept. 3 with Mustang and Yukon residents about the CARES Act, mail-in voting, coronavirus vaccines and more at Mustang’s Town Center. There has not been a COVID-19 bill since April because there already has been $3 trillion put into the economy for pandemic relief, Lankford said. Of the $3 trillion,…

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Mustang school employee dies of COVID

A staff member in the Mustang School District has died of COVID-related complications, officials at the school district announced Wednesday. A statement emailed to parents reads:  “It is with great sadness that I share with you that one of our Mustang staff members, who dedicated years of service to the students and staff of Mustang…

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Suspect jailed in 7-Eleven robbery, slaying

A 21-year-old Oklahoma City man has been arrested in connection with a robbery that led to the death of a 7-Eleven clerk on Thursday. Oklahoma City police said they arrested George Way at an apartment in the 11500 block of SW 15 Street Thursday evening after receiving a tip. Way was arrested on complaints of…

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Mustang’s Simonsen sets course record

Senior cross-country ace Gabe Simonsen set a course record in winning the Mustang Harrier Invitational last Saturday at Wild Horse Park. Simonsen, the Broncos’ two-time defending Class 6A state champion, ran 15:48.74 in the 5,000-meter race. “Gabe did break the course record by two seconds,” MHS coach Mike McGarry verified, noting the event has been…

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Rain postpones MHS softball

Mustang High School’s fast-pitch softball game at Edmond North on Tuesday night was postponed due to rain and wet grounds. MHS’ athletic department announced the game has been rescheduled for Sept. 21 at North. The junior varsity contest will start at 5 p.m. and the varsity at 6:30 p.m. In Mustang’s only game during the…

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Mustang, Yukon primed for Bedlam football rivalry

In this era of COVID-19, Mustang High School’s football team will be facing a Yukon defensive unit in the season opener that even sounds like it makes opponents ill. When MHS and Yukon kick off their schedules in Canadien County’s version of Bedlam football at 6 p.m. Saturday at Miller Stadium, the Broncos will be faced by…

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Mustang’s K-9 officer retires, is adopted

Mustang City Council members approved the adoption of a retiring Mustang Police Department K-9 officer at the meeting Tuesday. Police Sgt. David Hanson adopted K-9 Lex, who is 8 years old and is showing difficulties performing. “We want him to be able to enjoy his retirement and not work to the point that a lot…

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Area News

Real ID change causes disruption for tag agencies

By Haley Humphrey

Some tag agencies in Mustang and Yukon are facing challenges with the transition to Real IDs, the new license that will be the only form accepted to fly beginning Oct. 1, 2021. “You can’t just walk in, get it done and walk out in a few minutes like you’ve been able to,” said Oklahoma Tag…

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Area Sports

Yukon netters struggle with Sabercats’ speed

Yukon coach Rachel Allred said Thursday’s match against No. 3-ranked Norman North will be used as a learning opportunity as the Millerettes prepare for the playoffs. The Lady Timber-wolves controlled the match from the beginning, claiming the win in three sets, 25-16, 25-13, 25-12. “We knew we were going to have a quick offense coming…

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