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Broncos look to rebound after first loss

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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…

Lady Bronco netters claim tourney championship

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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…

Tough loss by Mustang tightens 6A-1 race

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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…

Mustang to visit high-scoring Jags

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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…

Mustang Boys Sports

MHS boys top Enid, give new coach first win

The Mustang Broncos presented basketball coach Scott Hodges with his first victory at MHS in their opener at the Woodward Tournament on Thursday night. Guard Ethan Scott, a sophomore move-in from Westmoore, erupted for 34 points as Mustang outgunned the Enid Plainsmen, 79-65. MHS played the OKC Storm in the semifinals at 5:10 p.m. Friday.…

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Mustang Girls Sports

Mustang snags new softball coach

Robert Foreman, Mustang High School’s athletic director, has continued his quest to assemble one of the best young coaching staffs in the state. Monday, at its monthly meeting, the Mustang School Board approved Foreman’s selection of Lacy Darity to be the high school’s new head softball coach. “Lacy was our top candidate from the beginning…

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Mustang Wrestling

Bedlam renewed: Bronco wrestlers pin Yukon

YUKON — Mustang High wrestling coach Brian Picklo described it as fierce combat. His Yukon counterpart, Joe Schneider, said it was like Mixed Martial Arts SmackDown. That’s Canadian County’s version of the Bedlam Rivalry in wrestling. The two high schools renewed their intense series last Friday night as nationally ranked Mustang used six falls to…

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Mustang Basketball

MHS boys top Enid, give new coach first win

The Mustang Broncos presented basketball coach Scott Hodges with his first victory at MHS in their opener at the Woodward Tournament on Thursday night. Guard Ethan Scott, a sophomore move-in from Westmoore, erupted for 34 points as Mustang outgunned the Enid Plainsmen, 79-65. MHS played the OKC Storm in the semifinals at 5:10 p.m. Friday.…

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Mustang Swimming

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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Mustang Football

Mustang’s Blankenship named district’s coach of the year; seniors receive all-district honors

An exemplary football season by Mustang High School’s first-year coaching staff has earned Lee Blanken-ship selection as The Oklahoman’s District 6A-1 Coach of the Year. Blankenship guided the Broncos to a 7-4 record and their first postseason appearance since 2016. “It’s an honor to be selected coach of the year,” Blankenship said. “There are so…

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Mustang Softball

Mustang snags new softball coach

Robert Foreman, Mustang High School’s athletic director, has continued his quest to assemble one of the best young coaching staffs in the state. Monday, at its monthly meeting, the Mustang School Board approved Foreman’s selection of Lacy Darity to be the high school’s new head softball coach. “Lacy was our top candidate from the beginning…

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Mustang Volleyball

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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Mustang Cross Country

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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Other Sports

Yukon prepares for new school year

By TERRY GROOVER tgroover@theyukonreview.com The number of new teachers hired by the Yukon School District in preparation for the upcoming school year is down significantly from previous years. Superintendent Dr. Jason Simeroth said the district hired fewer than 100 new teachers over the summer. That is well below the 150 who were hired at the…

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Columns & Features

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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