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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 one win away from state title

By Michael Kinney OKLAHOMA CITY – When Mustang won the 6A state fast pitch title three-years ago, Amelya Huggins was not part of the team. Now, as a senior, Huggins seems to be making sure she doesn’t miss out on it again. The catcher blasted two homeruns Friday afternoon to lead Mustang to a 13-2…

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Mustang crushes Broken Arrow to advance to semis

By Michael Kinney OKLAHOMA CITY– If the Mustang softball team wanted to send a message, they couldn’t have picked a better way to do so. Playing broken Arrow in the first round of the 6A state tournament, the Broncos ripped apart the Tigers 9-1 at Hall of Fame Stadium. “It shows that we’re ready to…

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Nightrider Invitational hosts 18 bands from wide area

By Chris Eversole The Mustang High School Nightrider Invitational held Saturday was a big success. Eighteen bands participated, and more than 160 volunteers helped stage the event, held at Bronco Stadium. “The Nightrider Invitational has a reputation for being one of the premier early season band contests in the State of Oklahoma,” said Ryan Edgmon,…

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Eyeing gold: Mustang enters state tournament red hot

By Michael Kinney It took four days, but the Mustang softball team finally got through with its regional tournament Saturday. They defeated Westmoore 9-5 in the finale to earn a spot in the state tournament. The Lady Broncos will open the state tourney Thursday when they face Broken Arrow in the first round 4 p.m.…

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MHS Senior Conference offers broad range of tips for life

By Chris Eversole Mustang High School administrators wanted seniors to what it is like to experience a professional conference, and they exceeded beyond their expectations. “Why not let them act like young adults,” said Principal Teresa Wilkerson. “As professionals, we benefit from conferences, and we wanted to help the seniors get prepared for life.” Mustang…

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Postseason begins for Mustang harriers

By Michael Kinney It has been a pretty busy last couple of weeks for the Mustang Cross Country Team. The Broncos have traveled to Arkansas for the Chili Pepper Invitational and have gone to Stillwater twice. All of the travel and different meets were preparation for this time of the season. Tuesday’s conference meet was…

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New director Slupe enjoys being face of the library

By Chris Eversole Julie Slupe was working at the Mustang Library before becoming its director in August, and she has 11 years of experience as a media specialist at Mustang Trails Elementary School, She now sees Mustang from a new vantage point. “I go to a lot more meetings, both within city government and within…

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Broncos get road win at Edmond North

By Michael Kinney Mustang needed a win. After losing three-straight games by large deficits, the future was not looking great in terms of making the postseason. With that as the backdrop, the Broncos traveled to Edmond last week and defeated Edmond North 41-29. The win gave Mustang its first district victory of the season. “It’s…

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Juvenile center co-director says he was fired

The co-director of the Gary E. Miller Children’s Justice Center says he was fired over the weekend after having been placed on paid leave in June. “I won’t be coming back,” Bill Alexander said when contacted by phone on Monday. The employment of Alexander was the subject of a 1-hour, 45-minute executive session that included…

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Broncos face crossroads after lopsided defeat

By Michael Kinney It was swift and savage. That is the only way to describe what took place when Norman North paid Mustang a visit Friday night. The Timberwolves walked out of Broncos Stadium with 76-31 victory. In many regards it wasn’t that close. The loss was the third in a row for Mustang (2-3)…

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Wildhorse Gardens & Market concludes season

By Chris Eversole Saturday was the final sale day of year for Wildhorse Gardens & Market. The organization hold a farmers market on Saturday mornings and Wednesday evenings during the summer and through the end of September. Its 30 volunteers grow produce on a plot of ground that the City of Mustang provides. City landscaping…

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Lady Broncos head into postseason with momentum

Mustang ended its regular season Monday with a convincing 8-0 shutout of Harrah. It was the teams sixth win in a row and third straight shutout. “I was very pleased. I’m very excited about how the girls have come together this last two weeks,” coach Jamie Roberts said. “We’re definitely playing the best we’ve played…

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Businesses donate to Loaves & Fishes Food Pantry

By Chris Eversole Area stores are donating large amounts of food to Mustang-based Loaves & Fishes Food Pantry, helping feed a growing number of people in need. Volunteers from Loaves & Fishes regularly pick up unsold food from Walmart and Cash Saver in Mustang and from Starbucks in Yukon. Starbucks in Mustang will join in…

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Mustang Public Schools keeps promise with construction of three schools

By Chris Eversole The Mustang Public School District is delivering on the promises it made about the $180 million bond issue voters approved Feb. 14. Construction began this summer on a new elementary school at 44th Street and Czech Hall Road and a new intermediate school (serving fifth- and sixth-graders) at 15th Street and Czech…

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Morrison shines for Bronco softball

By Michael Kinney It’s hard to imagine there are few teams in class 6A that are more on fire than the Mustang softball team. After pummeling Enid 15-0 Monday, they have won eight straight games and 15 of their last 16 contests. One of the reasons for their current streak is the play of senior…

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Mustang Drug makes impact in community

By Chris Eversole Mustang Drug has gotten off to a running start since opening at 103 E. State Highway 152. Many people are pleased that the independent pharmacy offers compounding, said manager and co-owner Selma Alami. They also appreciate the customer service. “We’re just like the chain drug stores in what we have available, but…

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Mustang looks to get back on track against Norman North

By Michael Kinney After losing its first game of the year to Stillwater, Mustang was looking for a bounce back. Heading into district action, they were hoping to get back on the winning track. In order to do that, they needed to go through No. 2 ranked Owasso. Unfortunately for the Broncos, the Rams had…

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Mustang Council Approves 117-Unit Crystal Springs Addition

By Chris Eversole The Mustang City Council on Tuesday approved the final plat for the Crystal Springs Addition. The new subdivision, being built by 29Sara, LLC, will have 117 homes on 33 acres. It is located at the southwest corner of North Clear Springs Road and West SW 59th Street. Crystal Springs will offer homes…

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Mustang conquers OK Runner

By Michael Kinney Every week it seems to be the same for Emma Downing. Each time the Mustang senior competes, she continues to prove is she one of the elite cross country runners in the state. Downey’s latest conquest came Friday afternoon in the annual Norman OK Run at Irvin Middle School. She took home…

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Nightrider Invitational hosts 18 bands from wide area

By Chris Eversole The Mustang High School Nightrider Invitational held Saturday was a big success. Eighteen bands participated, and more than 160 volunteers helped stage the event, held at Bronco Stadium. “The Nightrider Invitational has a reputation for being one of the premier early season band contests in the State of Oklahoma,” said Ryan Edgmon,…

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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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