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Broncos qualify 10 for state en route to regional title

MOORE – Another milestone was reached by the Mustang Broncos’ wrestling team over the weekend. Mustang took first at the OSSAA 6A West Regional tournament with a team total of 222 points edging out the Edmond Memorial Bulldogs by three points. The first-place finish is the first regional championship for the Broncos in at least…

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Mustang sees sales tax growth, report shows

The February sales tax report showed that the city of Mustang received $959,067. That is an increase of $21,059 over last year but is down more than $50,000 when compared to January’s receipts. Mustang also received $134,129 in use tax revenue. That is up $39,459 from January and $87,993 from last February. Use tax receipts…

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MEETING CHALLENGES

By Chris Eversole Jeremy Eaves thinks differently, and a Mustang High School team and his parents have embraced his differences. With their help, Jeremy is due to graduate from high school this year. Jeremy has autism. He is intelligent, has great comprehension, reads and writes, but he processes information and expresses himself differently than most…

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Mustang Police Logs

The Mustang Police Department reported the following arrests between Feb. 10 and Feb. 16: Tracy Joe II Strain, 27, Mustang: Assult and battery with deadly weapon; Brendan Pollard, 29, Mustang: Two counts failure to appear; Ryan Glen Buffinton, 39, Mustang: Domestic assault and battery by strangulation, three counts domestic assault and battery with dangerous weapon;…

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Mustang grappler Cameron Picklo reaches milestone with 100th win

In one of the toughest sports on the planet, it is rare hearing of a high school wrestler winning 100 matches in their career. Mustang’s Cameron Picklo accomplished the feat on Dec. 8 at the Manhattan Duals with a first-period pin over Tommy Downum of Paola, Kansas. “I never really thought about it. Obviously, it…

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Mustang football’s first QB took unlikely path to get under center

Miracles happen. Firsts happen. But it’s not often that a miracle becomes a first. It was a miracle that Mustang graduate James Garner walked and then became the first quarterback at Mustang High School in 1968. Garner was born in Texas and lived in Pampa for the first couple years of his life. He was…

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Mustang grappler Cameron Picklo reaches milestone with 100th win

In one of the toughest sports on the planet, it is rare hearing of a high school wrestler winning 100 matches in their career. Mustang’s Cameron Picklo accomplished the feat on Dec. 8 at the Manhattan Duals with a first-period pin over Tommy Downum of Paola, Kansas. “I never really thought about it. Obviously, it…

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Turnpike project to provide relief to SW 15th Street bottleneck

By Chris Eversole Extending the John Kilpatrick Turnpike through the Mustang area is painful now, but the relief is coming, an Oklahoma Turnpike Authority representative said. The bottleneck where the existing turnpike dumps onto SW 15 Street – west of Mustang Creek Elementary and Mustang North Middle School – will open in April or May,…

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MUSTANG VOTERS DECIDE

Lovelace wins school board seat; runoff for council By Chris Eversole Voters Tuesday elected a new member for the Mustang Board of Education but voters in Ward 6 will have to return to the polls in April to settle a Mustang City Council seat. Todd Lovelace easily carried the race for school board Office No.…

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Tondrell Durham resigns from Mustang

Mustang boys’ basketball coach Tondrell Durham resigned from his duties as of 1 p.m. Tuesday. Durham has spent the last two seasons as the coach of the Broncos and compiled a record of 18-27. The news comes six hours before the Broncos were scheduled to tip-off against the Norman Tigers on the road. “He resigned…

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Police Logs

The Mustang Police Department made the following arrests between Feb. 2 and Feb. 9: Kevin Aaron Sanders, 43, Oklahoma City: DUI, transporting open container of liquior; Aaron James Box, 40, Oklahoma City: DUI; Jay McFarland, 43, Mustang: Disobey stop sign, driving while license privilege suspended; Jerry Don Newman, 50, Yukon: Driving while license privilege suspended,…

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Thomas, Lovelace run for school board

By Chris Eversole All voters within the Mustang school district are eligible to vote on a school board seat Tuesday. The election is being held as part of the primary election because it fills the seat vacated when Dr. Jim Davis resigned. The board appointed Todd Lovelace to fill the seat until an election could…

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New role, no problem

Leslie Osborn focuses on helping released prisoners,  workforce training By Chris Eversole Leslie Osborn is excited about her new role as Oklahoma labor commissioner, and she’s moving forward on two fronts that are new for the office – criminal justice reform and workforce training. Osborn, who previously was a state representative serving the Mustang area,…

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Lady Broncos losing streak extends to four

Mustang girls’ basketball has fallen into a slump as of late and the losing streak grew to four Tuesday. “Yeah, we lost but I don’t think it would have done us any better had we gone and beat a team by 45 and everyone gets to play. I think that is false confidence and that’s…

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Hamilton brings home gold

For the first time in school history, Mustang swimming has a regional champion; Hannah Hamilton. “I think it is really cool. Swimming doesn’t get a lot of recognition at the school, so for me to be able to put swimming in the school is really cool. It is really nice for me, too, because this…

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Police Logs

The Mustang Police Department recorded the following arrests between Jan. 27 and Feb. 2. Taylor Nicole Dechant, 19, Oklahoma City: Possession of CDS, unsafe lane use, possession of paraphernalia, DUI – driver under 21; Andrew Owen Quinlan, 21, Yukon: Failure to wear seat belt, driving while license suspended; Steven Clytus, 32, Oklahoma City: Three counts…

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Canadian County Jail Log

The Canadian County Jail reported the following arrests between Jan. 24 ad Jan. 30: Newton Ralph Akeen, 32, Gracemont: Driving with a suspended license; Amy Renaye Black, 32, El Reno: Warrant; David Bonfil, 40, Driving under the influence, driving with a suspended license; Michael Lowell Bonjour, 33, Yukon: Driving under the influence, failure to carry…

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Cur’Tiera Haywood surpasses 1,000 points

For the first time since the 2007-08 season, the Mustang Lady Broncos had an individual reach the 1,000-point milestone. Cur’Tiera Haywood hit the mark on Dec. 10 in the championship game of the Plainview Tournament. “My parents told me the game before, but it didn’t change my mindset. I still played my game, but, yes,…

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Legislators tout new era of cooperation

By Chris Eversole It’s a new day at the Oklahoma Capitol, and the legislators representing the Mustang area are excited to be a part of it. Four of them shared their excitement at the legislative breakfast held Tuesday at the Mustang Town Center. Newly-elected Rep. Brian Hill noted that new Gov. Kevin Stitt “bounces around…

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Miss Mustang Pageant draws 300

By Chris Eversole Around 300 people attended the Miss Mustang Scholarship Pageant Saturday, a big increase from the 170 who attended last year’s event. Jaci Deitrick won the Miss Mustang title, and Emily Yannatone was the runner-up. This is second year for the pageant and the first year for the Outstanding Teen competition. The new…

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Area News

Search continues for Mustang scuba diver missing in Cozumel

By Chris Eversole The family of a scuba diver from Mustang who has been missing in Mexico since March 13 is vacillating between hope and despair. Members of the family of Blake Mitchell, 30, went to Cozumel, a Mexican island in the Caribbean Sea, after he stopped texting them. “The longer he’s missing, and his…

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Area Sports

Oklahoma can’t overcome ugly start against Crimson Tide

MIAMI – For the second straight season, Oklahoma was selected to play in the College Football Playoff, and for the second straight season, the Sooners walk away asking themselves what if. Most knew it would be a tall challenge to beat Alabama, who has been ranked No. 1 the entire season, but with the explosive…

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