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The Mustang Police Department recorded the following arrests between March 17 and March 23: Ray Dean Lopez, 28, Woodsboro, Texas: Public intoxication; Jamie Perez, 50, Oklahoma City: Speeding, driving with suspended license; Roneike Gaile Rowland, 44, Mustang: Possession of methamphetamine, defective windshield, defective brake lights; Gary Don Hare Jr., 34, Mustang: Driving with revoked license;…

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Search continues for Mustang scuba diver missing in Cozumel

By Chris Eversole The family of a scuba diver from Mustang who has been missing in Mexico since March 13 is vacillating between hope and despair. Members of the family of Blake Mitchell, 30, went to Cozumel, a Mexican island in the Caribbean Sea, after he stopped texting them. “The longer he’s missing, and his…

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Tough outing for Lady Broncos

After a 4-0 start for the Mustang slow-pitch softball team, the Lady Broncos ran into some stiff competition Friday at the Big Cat Classic. Mustang opened the day against Class 6A’s No. 2 Westmoore Lady Jaguars and dropped the game 17-7. The Lady Broncos jumped out in the top half of the first inning scoring…

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Mustang North Middle School’s seventh-grade girls finished season 19-0

Undefeated rarely happens in sports, yet it happened at Mustang North Middle School. The seventh-grade Lady Broncos ended their season Metro Middle School Athletic Conference champions with a 19-0 record. Those accomplishments were impressive enough and they found a way to stand out among the crowd along the way. “We knew they were special,” coach…

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Robotics team competes in Kansas competition

By Chris Eversole Mustang High School competed in the Robotics Competition Heartland Regional in Olathe, Kansas, last week. “It was a great experience, and we performed exceptionally well,” teacher Matt Moore said. The team earned the Imagery Award, which recognizes the team with the best overall appearance, including that of its robot, pit area and…

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City can’t keep up with youth sports demand

By Chris Eversole Youth sports in Mustang are growing faster than city government can build ballfields for them. The high demand led to a lottery to allocate practice fields being used for the first time this year for the 100 baseball teams and 46 softball teams. Some residents complained about the allocation to city council…

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Police Logs

The Mustang Police Department recorded the following arrests between March 10 and March 16: Matthew C Callahan, 41, Mustang: Domestic assault and battery; Matthew Lavelle, 46, Mustang: Unsafe lane use, driving under the influence; Christina Renea Riley, 35, Mustang: Possess controlled substance within 100 feet of school or park or presence of child under 12;…

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Mustang man charged with rape

An 18-year-old Mustang man remained in the Canadian County jail Thursday after being charged with sexually assaulting a woman he met online. Christian Weldon Baxter Owen was arrested Tuesday on one count of first-degree rape. He is being held without bail. According to court documents, Owen is accused of sexually assaulting a woman on Oct.…

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Mustang man injured in crash near Hinton

  A 57-year-old Mustang man was injured Wednesday after he crashed his vehicle while trying to avoid a deer, the Oklahoma Highway Patrol said. Alfred Lerma was injured in the accident that occurred at about 2:09 p.m. on State Highway 37 about 10 miles southeast of Hinton. The patrol said Lerma was driving a 1997…

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‘T’-Town Bound for Lady Broncos

CLAREMORE — The Kilpatrick Turnpike between Mustang and Tulsa will have a familiar bus burning rubber down it this week as the Lady Broncos travel to Tulsa for the 2019 State Basketball Championship Tournament. “It feels really good. We went my sophomore year and that was the greatest feeling ever. We lost first round, but…

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Mustang graduate makes Tulsa Roughnecks roster

A Mustang graduate has made his dream come true. Colton Haskin made the roster for the Tulsa Roughnecks FC as a defender. “It didn’t seem real. I asked myself the cliché questions, ‘Am I dreaming right now? Is this actually happening?’ That stuff is really going on through your mind. Then before you can even…

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City manager provides updates on progress

Mustang City Manager Timothy Rooney presented his state of the city address at the Mustang Chamber of Commerce luncheon last week. Excerpts are below.   When I get asked to provide a state of the city speech, I get excited to talk about what I believe our organization does well and those things we have…

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Former Touchdown Club president, DA discuss deal on embezzlement charge

And Chris Eversole The former president of the Mustang Touchdown Club has repaid more than $10,000 that he is accused of taking from the club’s accounts for personal use. Raymond Craig Davis Jr., 49, is charged in Canadian County District Court with a single count of embezzlement. Court documents show that Davis agreed to repay…

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Police Logs

The Mustang Police Department reported the following arrests between Feb. 24 and March 2: Terrelle Magique Lynn, 36, Norcross, GA: Public intoxication; Keith Pounds, 50, Duluth, GA: Public intoxication; James Bullock, 41, Norcross, GA: Public intoxication; Joshua Lee Gorgee, 36, Oklahoma City: Outrage decency, public intoxication; Tiffany Sue Austin, 45, Oklahoma City: Failure to provide…

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Man accused of writing $81,000 hot check at Joe Cooper Ford

A Midwest City man is behind bars after allegedly writing a hot check for a new vehicle at Joe Cooper Ford. Muchengueti Chabikwa allegedly wrote a corporate check for $81,000 on Jan. 31 for a blue 2019 Ford Raptor pickup. Upon further inspection days later, the dealership found the check “would not be honored by…

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Mustang girls advance with win over Bixby

MOORE— The postseason has begun for high schools around the state of Oklahoma. Mustang’s postseason began in Moore over the weekend with a 54-32 win over Bixby Thursday. “I thought we were a little uncertain in the first couple of minutes. But once we settled down, I thought we played a whole lot better,” said…

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Mustang senior named academic all-stater

A Mustang High School senior is one five Canadian County students who have been selected as an Oklahoma Foundation for Excellence Academic All-Stater. Heidi Askeland joins Yukon’s Dawson Simeroth, Okarche’s Katie Bomhoff and Piedmont’s Blake Cope and Brian Montgomery for the honor, which was announced earlier this week. Only 100 students across Oklahoma were selected…

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Trail named Horizon’s teacher of the year

By Shannon Rigsby Monica Trail, Horizon Intermediate School’s teacher of the year, remembers sitting in class when she was in the sixth grade, thinking, “There is no way I want to grow up and write on a chalkboard all day long.” She loved children, begging mothers at her church to let her babysit. A desire…

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HISTORY IN THE MAKING

OKLAHOMA CITY – Walking into the Jim Norick Arena on the last weekend of February brings a sight of wrestling mats covering the arena floor. Mustang wrestling entered the arena with 10 individuals Friday looking for a state title and walked away Saturday with an historic finish. “I knew it would be like this. Everyone…

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Lady Broncos dominate Millerettes with 63-37 victory

Mustang Lady Broncos finished the season sweep over the Millerettes Friday with a 62-37 victory inside the Mustang Event Center. “I thought it was good,” said head coach Kevin Korstjens. “Senior Night is always emotional. So, you’re always glad you play good there.” The Broncos had no trouble putting the ball in the basket against…

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Police Logs

The Mustang Police Department recorded the following arrests between March 17 and March 23: Ray Dean Lopez, 28, Woodsboro, Texas: Public intoxication; Jamie Perez, 50, Oklahoma City: Speeding, driving with suspended license; Roneike Gaile Rowland, 44, Mustang: Possession of methamphetamine, defective windshield, defective brake lights; Gary Don Hare Jr., 34, Mustang: Driving with revoked license;…

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Area Sports

Tondrell Durham resigns from Mustang

Mustang boys’ basketball coach Tondrell Durham resigned from his duties as of 1 p.m. Tuesday. Durham has spent the last two seasons as the coach of the Broncos and compiled a record of 18-27. The news comes six hours before the Broncos were scheduled to tip-off against the Norman Tigers on the road. “He resigned…

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