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Chiariello named Miss Mustang

Haylee Chiariello won Miss Mustang 2020, and Lexi Sendall won Outstanding Mustang Teen 2020. They were crowned Saturday by 2019 Miss Mustang Jaci Deitrick and 2019 Outstanding Mustang Teen Mackenzie Chandler during the Miss Mustang Scholarship Pageant at the Venue building of the Bridge Church. Emily Yannatone was the runner-up for Miss Mustang. More than…

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High bids alter animal shelter plans

City staff has adjusted its plan for a new animal shelter because bids came in above budget, the Mustang City Council learned at a special meeting Tuesday. Despite the adjustments, the project is expected to cost more than the $1.3 million staff had projected, said Police Chief Robert Groseclose, who supervises Animal Control. The new…

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Work to begin on SH-4 improvements

For Shelli Selby, Wednesday was an emotional day. Selby was among the officials who participated in a groundbreaking ceremony for a long-awaited road project on the northern edge of Yukon. The ceremony, which was held just south of Wilshire Boulevard, marked the beginning of a project that will transform State Highway 4 into what is…

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Lady Broncos fall to Sapulpa in title game

Sapulpa made plays on several critical possessions in the fourth quarter and was able to turn back Mustang’s Lady Broncos, 59-52, Saturday in the championship game of the Skiatook Tournament. No. 14-ranked Mustang (8-6), the defending tournament champion, trailed 45-44 entering the final quarter. But the Chieftains (7-2), rated No. 8 in Class 6A, were…

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Mustang grapplers place third at Geary meet

Mustang High School’s wrestlers claimed three individual titles and placed third in the team standings last weekend at the Geary Tournament. Returning state champion Tucker Owens had perhaps the biggest victory, winning an impressive 3-1 decision in the 120-pound finals. He beat Dominic Chavez of Arlington (Texas) Martin last Saturday. Chavez is No. 13 nationally…

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Broken Arrow wrestlers overwhelm Broncos

Broken Arrow, the defending state wrestling champion in Class 6A, showed last Thursday why it is top ranked in Oklahoma’s largest class. The Tigers took down second-ranked Mustang in 10 of 14 matches, three by falls, in their 40-20 dual triumph at the Mustang High School Event Center. Bronco coach Brian Picklo was envious of…

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Woman, 75, recovering after dog attack

A 75-year-old Mustang woman was treated Tuesday for serious bites and two broken bones in her right arm that were suffered during a dog attack, her husband said. Judy Hand had gone outside from her home at 700 Songbird Way in Mustang about 6 p.m. Tuesday to get the mail when a large dog jumped…

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Board grants Bradley 5% raise

The Mustang Board of Education on Monday approved a new contract for Superintendent Charles Bradley. The contract is retroactive to Jan. 1 and runs through June 2022. It includes a 5% raise, bringing Bradley’s salary to $180,000. “We are pleased with what we have seen from Mr. Bradley,” Board President Chad Schroeder said. “He has…

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School board considers $47.5M bond issue

The Mustang Board of Education on Monday authorized Superintendent Charles Bradley to prepare a $47.5 million bond issue proposal for an April 7 election. Once the language of the proposal is ready, the board plans to hold a special meeting to potentially put it on the ballot. Mustang Public Schools urgently need this bond issue…

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County commissioners cover children’s justice center shortfall

The Canadian County commissioners on Monday transferred $150,000 from a reserve account to keep the Gary E. Miller Children’s Justice Center within budget. They took the action because monthly collections are down for the .35 percent dedicated sales tax that is the center’s primary funding source. The dip was in sales for the last 15…

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Turnpike bridge work may finish in May

Work is ahead of schedule for the rebuilding of bridges and other improvements on the John Kilpatrick Turnpike between Wilshire Boulevard and State Highway 66, an official said. “The contractor is way ahead of schedule, so we are hoping that they can complete the work in May,” said Joe Echelle, the assistant to the executive…

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Council votes to seek grant for street project

The Mustang City Council voted Tuesday to seek a federal grant that would cover most of the city’s planned improvements to SW 89th Street between Mustang Road and State Highway 4. The grant, if approved, would cover $3.7 million of the project costs, representing 80% of the portion of the work that is eligible for…

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Lady Broncos rally to win at Westmoore

Energized by the inside-outside combination of Kyra Misuraca and Jaki Rollins, Mustang’s 14th-ranked Lady Broncos rallied past No. 19 Westmoore, 57-45, on Tuesday. Rollins, the Lady Broncos’ 5-foot-8 sophomore point guard, scored seven of her 13 points in the third quarter to help blow open a close game before about 500 fans at Westmoore High…

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Hodges, Scott shine in return to Westmoore

Mustang High boys basketball coach Scott Hodges and sophomore move-in guard Ethan Scott couldn’t have scripted a more perfect homecoming. Hodges, in his first season at Mustang, coached last year at Westmoore. One of his Jaguar players was Scott, who as a freshman and was named COAC Newcomer of the Year. Scott erupted for 28…

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Memphis promotes Mustang native to assistant coach

  Former Mustang High School and Oklahoma State University football standout David Glidden’s star just keeps rising — in coaching. Glidden, a Parade All-American receiver at Mustang in 2010, played for OSU from 2011-2015. The past two seasons, Glidden was an offensive quality control analyst for then-head coach Mike Norvell’s University of Memphis Tigers. New…

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Cornerstone Classic lures top teams

Mustang’s basketball teams, with many of their key players underclassmen, have been growing up the difficult way: through the school of hard knocks. In recent games, Mustang’s boys and girls have shown improvement despite setbacks against highly ranked opponents. Mustang’s quintets will embrace yet another chance to gain invaluable experience when they host the second…

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Mustang High School students make toys for needy children

As they have for the past eight years, students in Mike McGarry’s woodworking class at Mustang High School built wooden toys for Good Samaritan Toys, an organization that Glenn Morgan founded almost 30 years ago. “It has been an absolute blessing,” Morgan said. The students supplemented the other wooden toys that Good Samaritan Toys built…

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Broncos ride roughshod over Pioneers

STILLWATER — Mustang High’s Scott Hodges is like most basketball coaches and loves it when a plan comes together. His Broncos struggled to a 28-26 halftime lead against Stillwater’s Pioneers last Friday night. But what transpired in the second half, Hodges said, was perfection. Mustang (3-4) limited the Pioneers to only 15 points in the…

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Pogi, Lady Broncos’ defense turn back Stillwater in 2nd half

STILLWATER — Mustang’s Lady Broncos have struggled this season acclimating themselves to the new offensive and defensive system of first-year coach Katie Bass. But in recent games, Mustang’s young ballclub has shown a much better understanding of the strategies Bass wants them to utilize. The Lady Broncos, ignited by their defense and Talia Pogi’s season-high…

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Children’s Justice Center meets growing needs

The Gary E. Miller Children’s Justice Center turned 20 this year, and it’s getting ready to provide more service to the community than ever – through a $3.9 million addition, through housing the planned family justice center and through hiring three new members of its leadership team. The changes will make the center even more…

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Chiariello named Miss Mustang

Haylee Chiariello won Miss Mustang 2020, and Lexi Sendall won Outstanding Mustang Teen 2020. They were crowned Saturday by 2019 Miss Mustang Jaci Deitrick and 2019 Outstanding Mustang Teen Mackenzie Chandler during the Miss Mustang Scholarship Pageant at the Venue building of the Bridge Church. Emily Yannatone was the runner-up for Miss Mustang. More than…

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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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