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Mustang refocuses, turns back Yukon in Bedlam volleyball

By BOB CRAMER bcramer@mustangnews.info Mustang zipped to an easy victory over the Yukon Millers in the first set during Bedlam volleyball Oct. 3, but then the fourth-ranked Lady Broncos lost their focus and energy. The No.14 Millers (11-16) came out flat and error-prone to begin the match, but cut down on the mistakes, won the…

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Mustang shocks Union with late touchdown pass

By BOB CRAMER bcramer@mustangnews.info Making big plays literally from the football game’s first snap until its last, Mustang High stunned Union’s Redskins, 23-21, Friday in suburban Tulsa. Quarterback Hayden Conrad threw a 29-yard touchdown pass to receiver Chris Duran with 15 seconds left, propelling Mustang to a critical District 6A-1 victory over the Redskins at…

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Festivities planned for city’s 50th birthday

By CHRIS EVERSOLE newseditor@mustangnews.info The city of Mustang has planned a series of events next week in recognition of the 50th anniversary of the city’s incorporation. The events include: • Birthday breakfast celebration – Monday Past and present city leaders, along with other community leaders, will kick off the events. Breakfast will be provided by…

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Theatre students win state for one-act play

Just one day after the Mustang High School football team upset Tulsa Union for its 300th win, the MHS Theatre Department traveled to Union and performed in the Oklahoma Secondary Schools Activities Association’s Class 6A State One Act Play Contest. When the dust settled at the end of the day, Mustang High earned the 1-Superior…

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Mustang assistant coach faces father in Southmoore match

By BOB CRAMER bcramer@mustangnews.info Assistant Cole Prestidge, who coaches Mustang High’s Bronco backs, will look across the field in pregame warmups and see a familiar face when MHS entertains Southmoore at 7 p.m. Friday. The SaberCats’ offensive coordinator is his father, Ty Prestidge, a veteran of 47 seasons of coaching high school football in the…

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Class is in session at new science academy

By CHRIS EVERSOLE newseditor@mustangnews.info Mustang Public Schools held a ribbon-cutting ceremony for its new High School Science Academy Monday. Superintendent Charles Bradley noted that it is one of the many projects funded by a bond issue that voters approved in 2017. “We are so blessed by the level of community support for our schools,” he…

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Hilly Arkansas course challenges Mustang harriers

By BOB CRAMER bcramer@mustangnews.info Mustang High School’s cross-country teams ran in one of the region’s largest and most famous races Saturday. The 31st annual Chile Pepper Festival is held at the University of Arkansas’ course in Fayetteville. Mustang boys coach Mike McGarry said 778 male and 630 female runners were entered in the 3.1-mile race.…

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Mustang, Yukon netters primed for Bedlam clash

By BOB CRAMER bcramer@mustangnews.info Mustang’s varsity volleyball squad, coming off one of its most thrilling matches of the season, will entertain the rival Yukon Millers at 6 tonight. The No. 4-ranked Lady Broncos (23-4 overall) are 10-1 this season at the Mustang High School Event Center and will put a seven-match winning streak on the…

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Monarch festival highlights weekend’s final farmers market

By CHRIS EVERSOLE newseditor@mustangnews.info Saturday was the last farmers market of the year for Wildhorse Garden & Market, and it was a busy day. In addition to vendors selling their produce and products, Okies for Monarchs and Canadian County Master Gardeners hosted a monarch festival. The festival included applying temporary tattoos of monarchs on children…

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Yukon slams three homers, ruins Mustang’s Senior Night

By BOB CRAMER bcramer@mustangnews.info Watching Yukon power hitters slam three home runs over the outfield fences wasn’t exactly what Mustang coach Jamie Roberts wanted to see on Senior Night. But lately, not much has gone as planned for Roberts’ Mustang fast-pitch softball team. A.J. Rayburn belted two homers, and Makenna Johnson hit another Tuesday night…

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Mustang’s harriers claim first at pre-state

By BOB CRAMER bcramer@mustangnews.info With a trip to Arkansas and an important meet looming, Mustang’s boys and girls cross-country teams continue to see improvements. Mustang’s harriers competed Saturday in a pre-state event at Santa Fe High School in Edmond, which will host the Class 5A-6A state meet in a month. Mustang’s boys and defending 6A…

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Council selects architect for new fire station

By CHRIS EVERSOLE newseditor@mustangnews.info The Mustang City Council on Tuesday selected Kirkpatrick Architecture Studio to design its second fire station, which will include a modern emergency operations center. The project, which has a $2.8 million budget, will be funded by an extension of the city’s one-cent sales tax that voters approved in 2016. The city…

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Homecoming victory eludes Mustang

By BOB CRAMER bcramer@mustangnews.info Missed opportunities came back to haunt Mustang’s football team in its District 6A-1 opener Friday. Three plays at the end of the third quarter provided the turning point as Norman North hung on to defeat Mustang 23-20 before a homecoming crowd of 7,500 at Bronco Stadium. The Broncos led 14-13 in…

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Hoping for imperfect Union, Broncos head to Tulsa

By BOB CRAMER bcramer@mustangnews.info Mustang’s football team will face another explosive rusher when it travels to Tulsa for a District 6A-1 encounter against the Union Redskins. Kickoff will be at 7 p.m. Friday at Union-Tuttle Stadium, and Mustang’s defense will be most aware of running back AJ Green’s presence. “Green is a great player. He’s…

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DEATH NOTICES – OCTOBER 3, 2019

Brian Broadway Brian Broadway, 43, died Sept. 29. His funeral will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Trinity Baptist Church. (Yanda and Son) Marvin Kraft Marvin Resh Kraft, 86, died Sept. 26. His funeral will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Messiah Lutheran Church. (Yanda) Rose Kempf Rose Marie Kempf, 83, died Sept. 27. Services…

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Suspect sought after woman is shot

A 30-year-old woman is recovering after authorities said she was shot in the arm after accepting a ride from a man in Oklahoma City. According to a news release issued Wednesday by the Canadian County sheriff’s office, the incident occurred Sept. 16. The release states that the woman told authorities she was picked up by…

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Lady Broncos feel growing pains in Choctaw loss

By BOB CRAMER bcramer@mustangnews.info A few ballgames recently have slipped away from Mustang High School’s fast-pitch softball team. For young players, such growing pains are normal as they learn how to win. It occurred again to the Lady Broncos at home Monday night, when Choctaw’s Avery Clark smacked a two-run double in the seventh inning…

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Broncos look to rebound after first loss

By BOB CRAMER bcramer@mustangnews.info Head football coach Lee Blankenship and his staff have been working this week to rectify mistakes that led to Mustang’s second-half collapse in its loss to Westmoore. They’ve done so in preparation for District 6A-1 play. It gets underway at 7 p.m. Friday against Norman North at Bronco Stadium. It also…

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School district’s property valuation rises 10%

By CHRIS EVERSOLE newseditor@mustangnews.info The valuation of property in the Mustang School District rose 9.98% in the latest assessment, while the Yukon School District assessment rose 8.11%. The net assessed valuation is $538.9 million in the Mustang district and $457.6 million in the Yukon district. The increases mean more money for schools, since 80% of…

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Lady Bronco netters claim tourney championship

By BOB CRAMER bcramer@mustangnews.info Mustang High volleyball coach Steve Hajek says his team has a short-term memory. The Lady Broncos don’t obsess over losses, which is a good thing, he explained. Mustang didn’t remain preoccupied with a disappointing setback last week to No. 1-ranked Edmond North. Instead, the No. 6 Lady Broncos defended their home…

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Mustang couple survives Texas shooting

By CHRIS EVERSOLE newseditor@mustangnews.info Mustang resident Bradley Grimsley was a career Marine, retiring at the rank of master sergeant, yet the only life-threatening wound he ever received was at a civilian. He was among the people that a gunman shot during a mass shooting in West Texas a week and a half ago that killed…

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Broncos look to rebound after first loss

By BOB CRAMER bcramer@mustangnews.info Head football coach Lee Blankenship and his staff have been working this week to rectify mistakes that led to Mustang’s second-half collapse in its loss to Westmoore. They’ve done so in preparation for District 6A-1 play. It gets underway at 7 p.m. Friday against Norman North at Bronco Stadium. It also…

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