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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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Donations help cover students’ lunch debt

Mustang Public Schools is seeing a groundswell of support to help with student lunch debt. Four Star Fitness donated $900 for Lakehoma Elementary School, Creek Elementary School and Meadow Brook Intermediate School. “This is a way we can give back to those who support us,” owner Kevin McBride said. The organization Sippin Sistas paid off…

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Canadian Co. deputies praised for heroic actions

The actions of a pair of Canadian County sheriff’s deputies is being credited with saving the lives of an area woman and her daughter. Maj. Ross Reuter said the two deputies, Sgt. Austin Albrecht and deputy Tony Dorman, found Kamara Gatz and her 14-year-old daughter, Kadence, unconscious in a basement on Nov. 30. The two…

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Grapplers claim title at Arkansas event

The Yukon Millers racked up almost 600 points over the weekend on their way to a landslide championship at the Battle for the Bling tournament in Fayetteville, Arkansas. The Millers finished with 597 points to win the title. Second place was Bentonville with 466.5 points. There were 28 teams in the tournament. Yukon finished the…

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Sales tax sees local fluctuations

By ROBERT MEDLEY For The Mustang News Sales tax reports for Mustang and Yukon are positive for the most recent reporting period from the Oklahoma Tax Commission, but the dollars were down in El Reno. The December sales tax report is for the second half of October with an estimate of the first 15 days…

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Mustang battles No. 2 Sabercats to win

Mustang’s Broncos had No. 2-ranked Southmoore on the ropes but the experienced SaberCats rallied in last four minutes for a 65-58 victory Tuesday night. Guard Carter Holland drove the lane to give Mustang a 58-56 lead with 3:21 left, but the Broncos committed three turnovers and failed to hit a shot the rest of the…

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Bronco wrestlers outduel Piedmont in home opener

Mustang’s wrestling team opened its home dual season with a methodical 44-17 dismantling of the Piedmont Wildcats last Thursday before about 400 fans. Among the Broncos triumphing at the Mustang High School Event Center was Jojo Sylvester 2.0, the new mentally-tougher version of last year’s state qualifier. Sylvester and his Mustang teammates (3-0 in duals),…

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Mustang Schools ranked as top workplace

By TERRY GROOVER and CHRIS EVERSOLE For The Mustang News Officials are excited about Mustang Public Schools being ranked sixth among the best workplaces in Oklahoma. This is the third consecutive year that Mustang Schools has appeared in the rankings, but this is the top spot so far, said Chris Tobler, the executive director of…

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COAC announces all-conference team, honors MHS players

Mustang High School senior safety Liam Krivanek has been selected co-defensive player of the year on the Central Oklahoma Athletic Conference’s all-league football squad. Krivanek shared the award with Norman High senior linebacker Cole Thompson. Krivanek made 123 tackles to top MHS’ defensive charts for the second straight season. The 6-foot-1, 205-pounder was a team…

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Commissioners OK Banner Road signal resolution

The Canadian County Commissioners passed a resolution Monday agreeing to cooperate with the Oklahoma Department of Transportation in placing a traffic signal at State Highway 66 and Banner Road. The traffic signal is meant to improve safety at the intersection, which claimed the life of Yukon businessman Ray Davis on Nov. 24. This is third…

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Fire damages Mustang home

A fire heavily damaged a home at 627 N. Edgewood Terrace in Mustang Tuesday morning. The call came in at 11:19 a.m., said Deputy Police Chief Mike Wallace. Resident Lindsey Hames, who was standing across the street as firefighters finishing extinguishing flames, said that she was in the home with her 10-month-old son, Ember, and…

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Yukon Sharing’s annual food basket drive nears completion

Thursday, volunteers crowded into the back room of Yukon Sharing to pack holiday meals for those in need. Rows of brown paper bags lined the floor, slowly filling with food items like canned vegetables, boxes of stuffing and easy-to-make desserts. Meat and any other perishable items will be added separately on Saturday, when recipients come…

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MHS boys top Enid, give new coach first win

The Mustang Broncos presented basketball coach Scott Hodges with his first victory at MHS in their opener at the Woodward Tournament on Thursday night. Guard Ethan Scott, a sophomore move-in from Westmoore, erupted for 34 points as Mustang outgunned the Enid Plainsmen, 79-65. MHS played the OKC Storm in the semifinals at 5:10 p.m. Friday.…

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Mustang snags new softball coach

Robert Foreman, Mustang High School’s athletic director, has continued his quest to assemble one of the best young coaching staffs in the state. Monday, at its monthly meeting, the Mustang School Board approved Foreman’s selection of Lacy Darity to be the high school’s new head softball coach. “Lacy was our top candidate from the beginning…

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Girls push defending champs

NORMAN — Mustang High’s girls basketball team threatened to upset the defending Class 6A state champion Norman Lady Tigers on their homecourt Tuesday night. Mustang trailed most of the way but made it a nip-‘n-tuck contest in the second half. Mustang grabbed a 46-45 lead on Talia Pogi’s 3-pointer with 4:09 left in the game.…

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Broncos boys dig early hole, fall to Norman

NORMAN — Falling behind early has become a bad habit for Mustang High’s boys basketball team. The Broncos surrendered 22 points in the first quarter and trailed by as much as 14 late in the second period in a 75-68 loss Tuesday to the Norman Tigers. Ben Emmert, a 6-foot-5 senior center, scored 20 of…

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Victim’s daughter: Banner intersection upgrades should have happened sooner

The Oklahoma Department of Trans-portation will improve safety at the dangerous intersection of State Highway 66 and Banner Road, officials said Monday. First, it will install a four-way stop within the next 45 to 60 days. Later, it will place a traffic signal at the intersection between Yukon and El Reno. Typically, installing a new…

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Mustang’s Blankenship named district’s coach of the year; seniors receive all-district honors

An exemplary football season by Mustang High School’s first-year coaching staff has earned Lee Blanken-ship selection as The Oklahoman’s District 6A-1 Coach of the Year. Blankenship guided the Broncos to a 7-4 record and their first postseason appearance since 2016. “It’s an honor to be selected coach of the year,” Blankenship said. “There are so…

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Pursuit suspect to spend birthday behind bars

One person is in custody following a Wednesday morning pursuit through Yukon and Mustang that spanned 50 miles and resulted in multiple crashes and grass fires. Oklahoma Highway Patrol spokes-woman Sarah Stewart said the chase began in Oklahoma City’s jurisdiction and was initially called off, but the suspect, later identified as Eddy Wayne Currey, 27,…

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Area News

Television station honors Yukon firefighter

A firefighter gets used to showing up all too often on someone’s worst day, said Yukon Fire Battalion Chief Kent Long. Then in a bad situation, getting the chance to help someone in need has been rewarding during his 28-year firefighting career in Yukon, Long said. Long, 51, who responded to the Alfred P. Murrah…

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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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