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Homecoming victory eludes Mustang

By BOB CRAMER bcramer@mustangnews.info Missed opportunities came back to haunt Mustang’s football team in its District 6A-1 opener Friday. Three plays at the end of the third quarter provided the turning point as Norman North hung on to defeat Mustang 23-20 before a homecoming crowd of 7,500 at Bronco Stadium. The Broncos led 14-13 in…

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Hoping for imperfect Union, Broncos head to Tulsa

By BOB CRAMER bcramer@mustangnews.info Mustang’s football team will face another explosive rusher when it travels to Tulsa for a District 6A-1 encounter against the Union Redskins. Kickoff will be at 7 p.m. Friday at Union-Tuttle Stadium, and Mustang’s defense will be most aware of running back AJ Green’s presence. “Green is a great player. He’s…

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DEATH NOTICES – OCTOBER 3, 2019

Brian Broadway Brian Broadway, 43, died Sept. 29. His funeral will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Trinity Baptist Church. (Yanda and Son) Marvin Kraft Marvin Resh Kraft, 86, died Sept. 26. His funeral will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Messiah Lutheran Church. (Yanda) Rose Kempf Rose Marie Kempf, 83, died Sept. 27. Services…

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Suspect sought after woman is shot

A 30-year-old woman is recovering after authorities said she was shot in the arm after accepting a ride from a man in Oklahoma City. According to a news release issued Wednesday by the Canadian County sheriff’s office, the incident occurred Sept. 16. The release states that the woman told authorities she was picked up by…

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Lady Broncos feel growing pains in Choctaw loss

By BOB CRAMER bcramer@mustangnews.info A few ballgames recently have slipped away from Mustang High School’s fast-pitch softball team. For young players, such growing pains are normal as they learn how to win. It occurred again to the Lady Broncos at home Monday night, when Choctaw’s Avery Clark smacked a two-run double in the seventh inning…

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Broncos look to rebound after first loss

By BOB CRAMER bcramer@mustangnews.info Head football coach Lee Blankenship and his staff have been working this week to rectify mistakes that led to Mustang’s second-half collapse in its loss to Westmoore. They’ve done so in preparation for District 6A-1 play. It gets underway at 7 p.m. Friday against Norman North at Bronco Stadium. It also…

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School district’s property valuation rises 10%

By CHRIS EVERSOLE newseditor@mustangnews.info The valuation of property in the Mustang School District rose 9.98% in the latest assessment, while the Yukon School District assessment rose 8.11%. The net assessed valuation is $538.9 million in the Mustang district and $457.6 million in the Yukon district. The increases mean more money for schools, since 80% of…

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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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Bronco assistant shows toughness, beats stomach and colon cancer

By BOB CRAMER bcramer@mustangnews.info Lee Blankenship, Mustang High School’s head football coach, says assistant Cody McDaniel has the mentality of a fighter. And for good reason. McDaniel, 32, has been through an ordeal no person should have to endure. The Broncos’ offensive coordinator/offensive line coach has beaten both colon and stomach cancer. “He was 22.…

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Neither rain nor lightning can deter Bronco harriers

By BOB CRAMER bcramer@mustangnews.info Mustang High’s cross-country teams had their day rained on — literally — in the OK Runner Classic on Saturday. Nobody escaped Mother Nature’s wrath last weekend. Not Mustang’s softball or football teams, and not its harriers, who were slowed but not deterred in Norman. “We had a 2 1/2-hour lightning delay,…

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Details of 50th birthday celebration announced

The city of Mustang has announced its list of events for its 50th birthday. Oct. 17 is the 50th anniversary of the city’s incorporation. The city is celebrating the milestone with events from Oct. 14 through Oct. 17 – complete with a giant birthday cake and fireworks at the end of the evening of Oct.…

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Broncos stumble in Westmoore loss

                By BOB CRAMER bcramer@mustangnews.info MOORE — Mustang’s defense was given a big-time shock in the second half on a stormy night Sept. 20 at Moore Schools Stadium. The Broncos weren’t struck by lightning, however, but rather Westmoore’s electrifying 6-foot quarterback, Dayton Wolfe, who threw four touchdowns after intermission as the Jaguars pulled away to…

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Tough loss by Mustang tightens 6A-1 race

By BOB CRAMER bcramer@mustangnews.info Mustang High’s fast-pitch softball team was victimized by an eight-run third inning and a season-high four errors in a 9-7 setback at Putnam City on Tuesday. The huge inning gave Putnam City (8-12 overall, 3-9 district) a 9-3 lead, then it held off the Lady Broncos. It was a potentially devastating…

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Mustang enrollment tops 12k students

By CHRIS EVERSOLE newseditor@mustangnews.info Mustang Public Schools have grown by nearly 500 students this year, and officials are finding new revenue streams to help pay for the ever-increasing enrollment. The unofficial enrollment of 12,358 is up 472 students, which is greater than the 444 increase last year, officials announced at the board of education meeting…

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Mustang to visit high-scoring Jags

By BOB CRAMER bcramer@mustangnews.info Mustang High School hits the road for the first time this seasn when it faces the dangerous Westmoore Jaguars at 7 p.m. Friday at Moore Stadium. Westmoore and junior quarterback Dayton Wolfe rolled up 477 yards of offense last week while crushing Southmoore, 46-7. The previous week, the Jags’ fast-paced attack…

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Cross country teams make strides toward improvement

By BOB CRAMER bcramer@mustangnews.info The cross-country season isn’t a sprint, it’s a marathon of shorter races as Mustang High School’s runners make strides toward improving with regionals and state on the horizon. The Broncos’ defending state champion, junior Gabe Simonsen, ran 17:22.06 to win the 3.1-mile event in the Mustang Harrier at Wild Horse Park…

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New threat prompts arrest of Yukon student

As Yukon students returned to class Wednesday, another middle school student was taken into custody after allegedly making a threat against a classmate. School officials said the student, whose name and age were not released, was taken into custody Wednesday morning off campus. According to a statement from the school district, officials were alerted Wednesday…

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DEATH NOTICES – Sept. 19, 2019

James McCoy James “Jim” McCoy, 87, died Sept. 13. His funeral was Wednesday. (Yanda and Son) James Morrow James Edward Morrow, 69, died Sept. 13. His funeral will be 2 p.m. Friday in the chapel of McNeil’s Funeral Service. Roy Simmons Roy Lynn Simmons, 59, died Sept. 17. His funeral will be at 3:30 p.m.…

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SWC mourns loss of student, 16

By TERRY GROOVER tgroover@theyukonreview.com Funeral services for a Southwest Covenant football player who died Sunday have been scheduled for Friday. Services for Peter Webb, 16, will be held at 11 a.m. at Covenant Church. Webb, who was a sophomore at the 400-student private Christian School, died Sunday after being injured late in Friday’s football game…

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Yukon’s student enrollment tops 9k

By TERRY GROOVER tgroover@theyukonreview.com More than 9,000 students are now enrolled in classes in the Yukon School District, the district’s superintendent said Monday. Dr. Jason Simeroth told the Yukon School Board that the current enrollment is 9,060 students. That is a record for the district, and more than 200 students higher than were expected. Simeroth…

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Area News

Tulsa man sentenced to death in 2013 slayings of woman, child

By TERRY GROOVER tgroover@theyukonreview.com Attorneys for a Tulsa oil-field worker who was convicted of two counts of first- degree murder said they will file an appeal after their client was sentenced to death on Monday. Associate District Judge Bob Hughey followed the jury’s recommendation in sentencing Derek Don Posey during a brief hearing Monday. Posey…

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Tough loss by Mustang tightens 6A-1 race

By BOB CRAMER bcramer@mustangnews.info Mustang High’s fast-pitch softball team was victimized by an eight-run third inning and a season-high four errors in a 9-7 setback at Putnam City on Tuesday. The huge inning gave Putnam City (8-12 overall, 3-9 district) a 9-3 lead, then it held off the Lady Broncos. It was a potentially devastating…

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