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Bronco harrier repeats as state champion

EDMOND — For Mustang High junior runner Gabe Simonsen, it was just another day at the office. Simonsen’s office, of course, is wherever he runs and on Saturday, it was the season’s biggest show — the Class 6A state cross-country championships at Edmond Santa Fe High School. Simonsen defended his state title in the 3.1-mile…

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Nightriders place 10th in super regional

By NAOMI CAREL For The Mustang News   INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA — The Mustang Nightrider Marching Band placed 10th among 84 bands from 10 states at the Bands of America Super Regional on Saturday – its highest placement in the competition. The band scored 84.050 in the finals, a big jump from its score in 2015…

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Threat leads to arrest of high school student

Mustang Police arrested a Mustang High School student at about 5 p.m. Tuesday after he allegedly made a threat of violence earlier in the day. The student, whose name and age were not released, was taken to the Gary E. Miller Children’s Justice Center. Charges have not been determined, Mustang Police Chief Robert Groseclose said.…

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Broncos face key 6A-1 showdown at PC North

Mustang High’s defensive unit will face another big test at 7 p.m. Friday when it travels to Putnam City North for a crucial District 6A-1 football contest. With a victory, the Broncos (5-3 overall, 3-2 in district) can qualify for the playoffs for the first time since 2016. PC North is 6-2 and 3-2. The…

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Meadow Brook teacher wins international award

Meaghan Taylor, a Mustang High School graduate and a Meadow Brook Intermediate School teacher, knew from an early age that her calling was to be a special education teacher, and now she is being recognized for that passion. Brook received the Andrew Halpern Early Career Practitioner Award at the Council for Exceptional Children Division on…

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Celebration of Mustang’s 50th draws crowds

Last week, Mustang residents connected with the city’s history and with the men and women who serve the community today. Events celebrating the 50th anniversary of the city’s incorporation included a birthday breakfast Oct. 14 for past and present city and community leaders, a police department open house and animal adoption event Oct. 15 and…

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Group returns historic jail to county

OKARCHE — Preservation El Reno has given up on its goal of restoring the original Canadian County jail and has turned it back to the county commissioners. Meeting in Okarche Monday evening, the commissioners agreed to release the group from its 99-year lease on the historic building. The decision frees up the county to make…

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MHS begins search after coach resigns

Mustang High School will begin the search for its second softball coach in five years after Jamie Roberts tendered her resignation Oct. 14. Robert Foreman, MHS’ athletic director, confirmed that Roberts resigned her coaching duties four days after the Lady Broncos were eliminated from the regional tournament. “We would like to thank Jamie for all…

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Mustang harriers reassigned to east regional

Mustang High School’s cross country teams are excited about competing Saturday in regionals, but part of that exhilaration comes from the venue. Originally, Mustang’s harriers were assigned to participate in the Class 6A west regional in Norman, but the Oklahoma Secondary School Activity Association reassigned MHS to Sand Springs. “With a strong west half of…

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Badges on buses program to expand

Canadian County’s sheriff says beginning next month his deputies will team up with officers from the Mustang and Yukon school districts in an effort to stop drivers who pass school buses that are loading and unloading children. Chris West said the effort began last spring when the Yukon Police Department and the Yukon School District…

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MHS’ Blankenship faces No. 1 Rams, ‘Coach B’

Lee Blankenship grew up wanting to be a football coach and admits much of his motivation came from watching his second cousin, Bill Blankenship, direct programs in the Tulsa area. “It’s kind of a joke in our family, but you are either a preacher or football coach,” quipped Lee Blankenship, whose father is a preacher.…

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City celebrates 50th birthday

By CHRIS EVERSOLE newseditor@mustangnews.info The city of Mustang is recognizing the 50th anniversary of the city’s incorporation this week. The Mustang Mirror that was published the week before Gov. Dewey Bartlett signed the city charter on Oct. 17, 1969, offered this explanation: “Mustang Mayor James M. Hamilton announced Monday that Governor Bartlett will sign the…

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Seniors lead the way for Mustang’s defense

By BOB CRAMER bcramer@mustangnews.info For two years now, seniors Liam Krivanek and Judson Rowland have been the heart and soul of the defense for Mustang High School’s football team. Krivanek plays safety, and Rowland is the middle linebacker. They are returning starters and MHS’ defensive co-captains. First-year head coach Lee Blankenship said the pair have…

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Mustang wins regional, seeks volleyball crown

By BOB CRAMER bcramer@mustangnews.info For members of Mustang High’s volleyball team, a dream partly came true Tuesday night — the Lady Broncos are going to the state tournament. MHS (29-4) overwhelmed Westmoore and Union to capture the championship of the Class 6A regional tournament before about 300 fans at the Mustang High School Event Center.…

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School board modifies superintendent evaluation

By CHRIS EVERSOLE The Mustang Board of Education on Monday adopted a new approach to evaluating its superintendent. The board will meet with Superintendent Charles Bradley in executive session monthly to discuss one aspect of his performance based on an evaluation tool that the Oklahoma State School Board Association administers at a cost of $250…

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Mustang’s Simonsen wins COAC championship

By BOB CRAMER bcramer@mustangnews.info Mustang High’s Gabe Simonsen continues to build on his legacy of being one of the premier competitors in Class 6A cross country in Oklahoma. Simonsen captured the championship of the Central Oklahoma Athletic Conference meet on Tuesday morning at Deer Creek High School, breezing across the finish-line in 16:21 in the…

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DEATH NOTICES – OCTOBER 17, 2019

Georgianna Gleason Georgianna Lea Gleason, 48, died Oct. 15. Her funeral will be at 10 a.m. Friday at McNeil’s Funeral Service. Charlene Hays Charlene Mae Hays, 69, died Oct. 12. Her services are at 10 a.m. Thursday at McNeil’s Funeral Service. Kathy Killingsworth Kathy Elaine Killingsworth died Oct. 11. Her funeral was Tuesday at Kolb…

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Mustang refocuses, turns back Yukon in Bedlam volleyball

By BOB CRAMER bcramer@mustangnews.info Mustang zipped to an easy victory over the Yukon Millers in the first set during Bedlam volleyball Oct. 3, but then the fourth-ranked Lady Broncos lost their focus and energy. The No.14 Millers (11-16) came out flat and error-prone to begin the match, but cut down on the mistakes, won the…

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Mustang shocks Union with late touchdown pass

By BOB CRAMER bcramer@mustangnews.info Making big plays literally from the football game’s first snap until its last, Mustang High stunned Union’s Redskins, 23-21, Friday in suburban Tulsa. Quarterback Hayden Conrad threw a 29-yard touchdown pass to receiver Chris Duran with 15 seconds left, propelling Mustang to a critical District 6A-1 victory over the Redskins at…

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Festivities planned for city’s 50th birthday

By CHRIS EVERSOLE newseditor@mustangnews.info The city of Mustang has planned a series of events next week in recognition of the 50th anniversary of the city’s incorporation. The events include: • Birthday breakfast celebration – Monday Past and present city leaders, along with other community leaders, will kick off the events. Breakfast will be provided by…

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Area News

Mustang couple survives Texas shooting

By CHRIS EVERSOLE newseditor@mustangnews.info Mustang resident Bradley Grimsley was a career Marine, retiring at the rank of master sergeant, yet the only life-threatening wound he ever received was at a civilian. He was among the people that a gunman shot during a mass shooting in West Texas a week and a half ago that killed…

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Area Sports

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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