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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 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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Chiariello named Miss Mustang

Haylee Chiariello won Miss Mustang 2020, and Lexi Sendall won Outstanding Mustang Teen 2020. They were crowned Saturday by 2019 Miss Mustang Jaci Deitrick and 2019 Outstanding Mustang Teen Mackenzie Chandler during the Miss Mustang Scholarship Pageant at the Venue building of the Bridge Church. Emily Yannatone was the runner-up for Miss Mustang. More than…

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