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Mustang girls hoops looks to take next step

By Michael Kinney The Mustang girls basketball team surprised a lot of people last season. After compiling a 17-11 record and a spot in the postseason, the Lady Broncos opened some eyes around the state. However, this year, the Lady Broncos aren’t looking to surprise anyone. Their journey in 2016 has helped them prepare to…

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Mustang couple thankful, despite fire

By Chris Eversole On Oct. 31, Karl and Dea Mengers were enjoying a quiet evening – at home their dream home on nine acres of rolling hills three and a half miles south of Mustang and east of Cemetery Road. At 8:37 p.m., Karl got a call from their alarm company, U.S. Security. “They said…

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Good decision for Riley on Mayfield punishment

Okay Baker, I loved the flag stamp at Ohio State, I tolerated the “Daddy’s here” antics at Baylor but you crossed the line on Saturday sir and you should have to pay for it. Grabbing your crotch and screaming unquestioned profanities across the field was entirely uncalled for and unfortunate for yourself, your team and…

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Mustang High School student awaits life-saving transplant

Ethan Ellis is trying to keep up with his school work while at the same holding out hope for a life-saving transplant. Ethan lives in Yukon and attends Mustang High School, where he is a junior. Since Sept. 11, Ethan has been a patient at St. Louis Children’s Hospital, where he is awaiting a heart…

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OU succumbs to ESPN pressure with Mayfield punishment

By Michael Kinney On Monday, it seemed like a sonic grenade was lobbed into the middle of the Oklahoma football season. Instead of concentrating on the Sooners’ final regular season game, media and fans were reacting to the news surrounding their Heisman Trophy candidate quarterback. With tears in his eyes, Oklahoma coach Lincoln Riley announced…

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Quick, quiet new Mustang power plant takes off

By Chris Eversole With U.S. Rep. Frank Lucas at his side, OG&E’s CEO Sean Trauschke clicked a mouse and turned on the Rolls Royce of power generation Friday. Within 10 minutes, the Rolls Royce engine that powers one of seven new generators at Oklahoma Gas and Electric’s Mustang Energy Center was quietly humming. “Being able…

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Dombek reflects on ‘tough’ season for Broncos

By Michael Kinney It was hard for coach Jeremy Dombek to watch. The first round of the postseason began last week and all the Mustang High football coach could do was stew. With Mustang being knocked out of playoff contention on the final day of the regular season, the opening weekend of the postseason was…

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Rosino defeats Vincent in Senate District 45 race

By Chris Eversole Republican Paul Rosino defeated Democrat Steven Vincent in the Oklahoma Senate District 45 special election Tuesday – keeping the legislative seat in Republican hands. Rosino won 57 percent to 43 percent. He received 2,817 votes to Vincent’s 2,144. Turnout was light, with only 4,961 votes cast in the district. “I was never…

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Mustang students wow state superintendent Hofmeister

By Chris Eversole Mustang Public Schools pulled out all the stops for state schools Superintendent Joy Hofmeister when she visited Monday. Administrators took a back seat to students in presentations in the Mustang High School Library. A group from the Mustang Trails Elementary School Honor Choir started off, followed by high school students portraying various…

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Emma Downing takes second-place, Lady Broncos finish third at state meet

By Michael Kinney Emma Downing didn’t know what to think or what was going on. When she crossed the finish line Saturday at the state meet, the Mustang senior collapsed. She fell to the ground and laid there staring up. Downing had just taken second-place in the 6A girls state cross country championships, a goal…

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Nightriders finish fifth in state, marking six Years in top six

By Faith DeSplinter The Mustang Nightrider Marching Band did well in the State Marching Band Contest, held in Broken Arrow this weekend. In the finals, the band placed fifth in both the music and visual categories. In prelims, it was fourth in music and sixth in visual. Students competed against schools such as Yukon, Bartlesville,…

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Simonsen lays foundation for future at state cross country meet

By Michael Kinney It didn’t take long for Gabe Simonsen to start looking toward the future. As soon as he finished competing in his first state cross country meet, the Mustang freshman already began looking ahead to the possibilities. Simonsen had placed sixth in the 6A Boys State Cross Country Championships Saturday, which put him…

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Rep. Osborn urges candidates for her seat to step forward

By Chris Eversole State Rep. Leslie Osborn, a Republican from Mustang, said Monday she hopes a strong candidate comes forward to fill her seat. Osborn is not running reelection so that she can seek the position of Oklahoma labor commissioner. “We need people from the real world to run for office,” she said. More reasonable…

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Broncos face must win against state’s No. 1 team

By Michael Kinney For the past month, Mustang has been in a payoff situation. Every game presents the possibility of being knocked out of postseason contention. When they lost to Moore earlier in the month, it looked like their season was over. But after bullying Southmoore Thursday in a 28-0 victory, the Broncos find themselves…

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Running for gold: Harriers enter state meet with momentum

By Michael Kinney Coming into this season, Emma Downing didn’t know what to expect out of her senior year. Dealing with a chronic knee injury called Osgood-Schlatters, she wasn’t sure exactly what she would be able to do each week during the cross country season. Osgood-Schlatters causes bone growing on her growth plate and causes…

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Paranormal enthusiasts explore Mustang haunts

By Chris Eversole They’re not exactly ghost busters. A group of Mustang and Yukon paranormal enthusiasts sees itself as educators. “I want people to know about the paranormal so they don’t break into structures they believe are haunted,” said Tanya McCoy, the founder of the Oklahoma Paranormal Society. “A house you may think is haunted…

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Broncos look to keep playoff hopes alive

By Michael Kinney Entering last week, it looked like all hope was lost for the Mustang football team. After its crushing defeat to Moore, the Broncos’ playoff lives were all but dashed. But things can change quickly when it comes to high school athletics. On the same night Mustang ripped apart Putnam City North, Moore…

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National Honor Society recognizes scholarship and other strengths

By Faith DeSplinter, Intern Each year Mustang High School’s chapter of the National Honor Society inducts new members from the sophomore, junior and senior class. Inductees must maintain at least a 3.8 weighted GPA, and a faculty committee select them based on scholarship, leadership, service, and character. After being inducted, students must complete community service…

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Durham gets practice underway in first season with Mustang

By Michael Kinney In his first season as the Mustang boys head basketball coach, Tondrell Durham has shown he is not afraid to do things his way. One of the techniques Durham has implemented is getting better communication between the coaches and the players. That includes at the end of each practice, holding hands as…

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Mustang shuts out Moore 4-0, wins 6A softball state championship

By Michael Kinney OKLAHOMA CITY – Last season, Mustang thought the title was there. With a talented and experienced junior class, they were marching toward the 2016 state championship. But along the way the Broncos ran into a scrappy Moore squad who knocked them out of the postseason. Fast forward to Saturday evening and once…

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Mustang couple thankful, despite fire

By Chris Eversole On Oct. 31, Karl and Dea Mengers were enjoying a quiet evening – at home their dream home on nine acres of rolling hills three and a half miles south of Mustang and east of Cemetery Road. At 8:37 p.m., Karl got a call from their alarm company, U.S. Security. “They said…

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Dombek reflects on ‘tough’ season for Broncos

By Michael Kinney It was hard for coach Jeremy Dombek to watch. The first round of the postseason began last week and all the Mustang High football coach could do was stew. With Mustang being knocked out of playoff contention on the final day of the regular season, the opening weekend of the postseason was…

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