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ROTC instructor recruits students for Memorial Marathon

By Chris Eversole Mustang High School will be well represented Sunday at the 2019 Memorial Marathon. JROTC instructor Jorge Moreira, a retired Army master sergeant, is serving as one of the marathon’s ambassadors. He recruited two girls and three boys to run the event. In preparation for the Memorial Marathon, the students ran several events,…

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Lady Broncos capture district title over Norman North

For an entire year the Mustang girls soccer team wanted revenge on Norman North. The Lady Timberwolves defeated the Lady Broncos last season in a de facto district championship in Norman. “The nerves were definitely up there. But I knew that we just had to come in and play a full 80-minute game and do…

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Booster ex-official’s embezzlement hearing reset

The arraignment for the former president of the Mustang Touchdown Club has been continued until May. Raymond Craig Davis Jr. is charged with a single count of embezzlement. He is accused of taking more than $10,000 from the booster club’s accounts for personal use. Davis has pleaded not guilty but had been expected change that…

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Mustang Police Logs

The Mustang Police Department recorded the following arrests between April 16 and April 20: Krista Dawn Rushing, 29, Oklahoma City: Obstructing city officer, disorderly conduct; Britni Lauren Michaels, 21, Oklahoma City: Possession of paraphernalia, possession of heroin, two counts failure to appear; Juan Jose Carreno, 41, Oklahoma City: Driving under the influence, driving with revoked…

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Mustang grad Emily Helms conquers Boston Marathon

A Mustang grad and figure who can be seen running around town quite often competed in her first ever Boston Marathon Monday. “It is very historic in general in the running community. So, it was cool to be a part of something that big,” said Emily Helms. Helms graduated from Mustang High School in 2013…

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School board, union agree to $40K base pay for Mustang district teachers

By Larissa Copeland Starting teachers in the Mustang School District will earn $2,000 more than first-year teachers did last year after the school board approved an agreement with the Mustang Education Association. The decision came during an April 11 special meeting of the school board. Under the new salary schedule, first-year certified Mustang teachers will…

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Lebsack named Mustang Middle School principal

On April 11, the Mustang Public School Board approved the hiring of Diana Lebsack to lead Mustang Middle School. When Principal Kathy Knowles decided to take the lead at Mustang High School earlier this month, Mustang Public Schools worked quickly to secure her replacement at Mustang Middle School. The search ended at Yukon Middle School.…

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Lady Broncos to face Norman North for district title for second year

Mustang Lady Broncos soccer season is coming to an end, and there is a familiar foe at the end of the schedule. Last season the Norman North Lady Timberwolves defeated the Lady Broncos in the final game of the season to secure the district title at their place. “We have already had that speech about…

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Police Logs

The Mustang Police Department recorded the following arrests between April 7 and April 13: Kyle Louis Thompson, 27, Oklahoma City: Driving under the influence, possession of controlled substance, violation of the Oklahoma vehicle license and registration act; Chance Lee Salisbury, 34, Mustang: Two counts possession of controlled substance; Linda Cerna Knowles, 34, Mustang: Driving with…

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Fast pitch coming to Union City

It was a unique path to take, but Union City Public Schools has added fast-pitch softball to its regimen. With a unanimous to none by the school board Monday, the girls will now have the opportunity to get on the softball diamond in the fall. “The board voted on it 5-0 and the community, as…

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New performing arts center faces budget trims

By Chris Eversole The Mustang Board of Education sees the new performing arts center as the school district’s showplace, but a tough construction market may lessen its visual impact. Board member Jeff Landrith complained about the possible trims on the building at Monday’s board meeting. He noted that the board set high expectations when it…

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New high school principal, others hired

By Chris Eversole Superintendent Charles Bradley has appointed Kathy Knowles as Mustang High School’s principal. She replaces Teresa Wilkerson, who is moving to Shawnee Public Schools as assistant superintendent of personnel. Knowles is in her fifth years as principal of Mustang South Middle School, and she has been an educator for 18 years. “I’m excited…

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Mustang names Scott Hodges as its next head basketball coach

Mustang boys basketball has named its fourth head coach in as many seasons. Westmoore’s Scott Hodges was named the Mustang boys head basketball coach Monday at the school board meeting. “He is the guy I wanted, and he is coming. He is going to be a good one,” Mustang Athletic Director Robert Foreman said. Hodges…

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Divided council approves multiple tattoo parlors

By Chris Eversole The Mustang City Council decided Tuesday to not draw the line on tattoo parlors. The majority of council members approved special use permits for two proposed tattoo parlors on West State Highway 152. The first tattoo parlor the council considered was at 236 W. State Highway 152. Council members Darrell Noblitt and…

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Three newcomers win council seats

By Chris Eversole The Mustang City Council will have two new faces as a result of Tuesday’s election – and one member who just started. In Ward 2 race, Keith Teeples defeated incumbent Josh Leete by 54 to 41 votes, or 57 percent. In the Ward 6 race, Nathan Sholund defeated David Harper by 65…

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Lady Broncos sweep Pacers by run rule

After a blow-out loss to Moore last Monday, the Lady Broncos slow-pitch softball team has rattled off four straight wins. The Lady Broncos defeated Purcell, 12-0, and Amber Pocasset, 18-10, in a double header before returning to their home turf Monday against Enid. “The girls were putting on a little show. There was a good…

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Mustang tennis is rolling

Mustang’s tennis program has found success in the recent weeks with four first-place team finishes. “That is pretty good,” coach Will Allen said. Between the varsity and the junior varsity squads, the Broncos have brought home gold from two Mustang JV tournaments, Putnam City North varsity tournament and Western Heights’ varsity tournament. “The last four…

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No one injured in Mustang bus accident

A Mustang Public Schools bus was involved in an accident at S.W. 89th Street and State Highway 4 before 6:45 a.m. Wednesday, school officials reported. The two adults on the bus were not injured, and no students were on the bus, the report said. A different bus was called into service for the route.

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Mustang Police Logs

The Mustang Police Department recorded the following arrests between March 24 and March 31: Carly Gruntmeir, 19, Yukon: Possession of marijuana, possession of paraphernalia, violation of park or facility hours; Lanceelot Primeaux IV, 36, Mustang: Obstructing officer, two counts assault and battery on police officer; Domineek Plunkett, 21, Mustang: Possession of controlled substance, driving without…

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Police Logs

The Mustang Police Department recorded the following arrests between March 17 and March 23: Ray Dean Lopez, 28, Woodsboro, Texas: Public intoxication; Jamie Perez, 50, Oklahoma City: Speeding, driving with suspended license; Roneike Gaile Rowland, 44, Mustang: Possession of methamphetamine, defective windshield, defective brake lights; Gary Don Hare Jr., 34, Mustang: Driving with revoked license;…

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Area News

Yukon schools fill principal, other positions

By TERRY GROOVER tgroover@theyukonreview.com The Yukon School Board continued Monday to fill vacancies in its administration that have recently been created through promotions and resignations. The board also voted to hire an assistant athletic director whose primary focus will be on women’s sports. The board voted to name Christine Jefferies and Phillip Ward as assistant…

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Area Sports

Deer Creek unwilling to reschedule first round matchup despite threat of inclement weather

Due to the threat of severe weather Tuesday, the Mustang athletic department attempted to reschedule the soccer playoff games against Deer Creek to Monday however, Deer Creek declined. “As administrators sometimes we have to err on the side of caution and Deer Creek was unwilling to do so,” said Mustang athletic director Robert Foreman. Multiple…

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