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Mustang senior overcomes challenges for state title

Another successful season came to an end for Rachel Hamel, and the state championship season bookended a successful career for the Lady Bronco. In Hamel’s four-year career at Mustang, the hurdler took home three gold medals from the state track meet. During the state meet in her sophomore season, Hamel won the title in the…

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Class of 2019 crosses stage of Lloyd Noble Center

By Chris Eversole Families and friends joined the Mustang High Schools Class of 2019 in their commencement exercise Friday. The crowd filled Lloyd Noble Center on campus of the University of Oklahoma, except for the section behind the stage. About 700 seniors participated in the ceremony for this, the largest graduating class in the history…

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Storm chasing is Mustang man’s passion

By Chris Eversole A storm chaser from Mustang was in the right place at the right time Monday. Sammy Brence and the two other members of Twisting Fury team captured photos and videos from the Mangum tornado in Southwest Oklahoma. The team sold its video to The Weather Channel and Good Morning America, and team…

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Mustang Police Logs

The Mustang Police Department recorded the following arrests between May 12 and May 18: Mitchell Parrish, 39, Oklahoma City: Defective brake lights, driving with suspended license, possession of paraphernalia, possession of methamphetamine; Colin Edward Hill, 32, Mustang: shooting with intent to kill; Jacob Matthew Hicks, 28, Oklahoma City: Possession of paraphernalia, failure to comply; Joshua…

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Keanon Simon resigns from Mustang

After three seasons, Mustang’s baseball coach Keanon Simon resigned Tuesday. “We appreciate the things Keanon did for us. We appreciate the three years he has been here,” Athletic Director Robert Foreman said. Simon led the Broncos to two state tournament appearances and a state championship in 2017. In his three seasons, Simon compiled a 72-44…

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Mustang catches its Bass

A new era begins inside the Mustang basketball programs with the hiring of Katie Bass, 36, as the next girls’ basketball coach. “The community base here is amazing, and the support is something that I’ve always wanted and needed. I’m just excited to be here,” Bass said. “The community around here is just, I’ve never…

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Man recovering after shooting in Mustang

A man was shot early Monday at a Mustang apartment complex following a dispute, officials with the Mustang Police Department say. Police said the incident occurred around 1 a.m. after a woman brought a man home. The man was shot by the woman’s roommate. The shooting occurred at the apartment complex, 1184 W. Westchester Way.…

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Drivers rescued from high water

By Chris Eversole Rescue crews helped three motorists who were stranded in high water in Canadian County early Wednesday. They included a woman whose car was partially submerged west of the intersection of S.W. 29 Street and Cimmaron Road, said Capt. David Macy of the Oklahoma City Fire Department. Both the Oklahoma City and Union…

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Deputy fire chief joins Hall of Fame

By Chris Eversole The Mustang Hall of Fame named Deputy Fire Chief Roy Widmann as this year’s inductee during the Mustang Chamber of Commerce Annual Banquet April 25. The award was timely since he retired Tuesday. Widmann said he is planning to move to Arkansas, where he is building a log home. He has been…

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Mustang boys golf team qualifies for state

For the first time since 2004, the Mustang Broncos golf team advanced to the state tournament with a team total of 628. “The kids are playing really well. They have had a good season so far,” said coach Chad Harper. “The conditions were terrible. It was rainy and windy. It wasn’t a hard rain, but…

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Deer Creek unwilling to reschedule first round matchup despite threat of inclement weather

Due to the threat of severe weather Tuesday, the Mustang athletic department attempted to reschedule the soccer playoff games against Deer Creek to Monday however, Deer Creek declined. “As administrators sometimes we have to err on the side of caution and Deer Creek was unwilling to do so,” said Mustang athletic director Robert Foreman. Multiple…

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Mustang Police Logs

The Mustang Police Department recorded the following arrests between April 21 and April 27: Monica Sasnett, 28, Yukon: Driving with suspended license, speeding; Richard Lee Brock Jr., 47, Oklahoma City: Driving with suspended license, expired license plate, possession of methamphetamine, possession of paraphernalia; Misty Marie Thompson, 45, Sayre: Obtains controlled dangerous substance by fraud, possession…

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ROTC instructor recruits students for Memorial Marathon

By Chris Eversole Mustang High School will be well represented Sunday at the 2019 Memorial Marathon. JROTC instructor Jorge Moreira, a retired Army master sergeant, is serving as one of the marathon’s ambassadors. He recruited two girls and three boys to run the event. In preparation for the Memorial Marathon, the students ran several events,…

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Lady Broncos capture district title over Norman North

For an entire year the Mustang girls soccer team wanted revenge on Norman North. The Lady Timberwolves defeated the Lady Broncos last season in a de facto district championship in Norman. “The nerves were definitely up there. But I knew that we just had to come in and play a full 80-minute game and do…

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Booster ex-official’s embezzlement hearing reset

The arraignment for the former president of the Mustang Touchdown Club has been continued until May. Raymond Craig Davis Jr. is charged with a single count of embezzlement. He is accused of taking more than $10,000 from the booster club’s accounts for personal use. Davis has pleaded not guilty but had been expected change that…

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Mustang Police Logs

The Mustang Police Department recorded the following arrests between April 16 and April 20: Krista Dawn Rushing, 29, Oklahoma City: Obstructing city officer, disorderly conduct; Britni Lauren Michaels, 21, Oklahoma City: Possession of paraphernalia, possession of heroin, two counts failure to appear; Juan Jose Carreno, 41, Oklahoma City: Driving under the influence, driving with revoked…

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Mustang grad Emily Helms conquers Boston Marathon

A Mustang grad and figure who can be seen running around town quite often competed in her first ever Boston Marathon Monday. “It is very historic in general in the running community. So, it was cool to be a part of something that big,” said Emily Helms. Helms graduated from Mustang High School in 2013…

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School board, union agree to $40K base pay for Mustang district teachers

By Larissa Copeland Starting teachers in the Mustang School District will earn $2,000 more than first-year teachers did last year after the school board approved an agreement with the Mustang Education Association. The decision came during an April 11 special meeting of the school board. Under the new salary schedule, first-year certified Mustang teachers will…

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Lebsack named Mustang Middle School principal

On April 11, the Mustang Public School Board approved the hiring of Diana Lebsack to lead Mustang Middle School. When Principal Kathy Knowles decided to take the lead at Mustang High School earlier this month, Mustang Public Schools worked quickly to secure her replacement at Mustang Middle School. The search ended at Yukon Middle School.…

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Lady Broncos to face Norman North for district title for second year

Mustang Lady Broncos soccer season is coming to an end, and there is a familiar foe at the end of the schedule. Last season the Norman North Lady Timberwolves defeated the Lady Broncos in the final game of the season to secure the district title at their place. “We have already had that speech about…

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Area News

Storm chasing is Mustang man’s passion

By Chris Eversole A storm chaser from Mustang was in the right place at the right time Monday. Sammy Brence and the two other members of Twisting Fury team captured photos and videos from the Mangum tornado in Southwest Oklahoma. The team sold its video to The Weather Channel and Good Morning America, and team…

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Area Sports

Keanon Simon resigns from Mustang

After three seasons, Mustang’s baseball coach Keanon Simon resigned Tuesday. “We appreciate the things Keanon did for us. We appreciate the three years he has been here,” Athletic Director Robert Foreman said. Simon led the Broncos to two state tournament appearances and a state championship in 2017. In his three seasons, Simon compiled a 72-44…

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