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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

Mustang grapplers place third at Geary meet

Mustang High School’s wrestlers claimed three individual titles and placed third in the team standings last weekend at the Geary Tournament. Returning state champion Tucker Owens had perhaps the biggest victory, winning an impressive 3-1 decision in the 120-pound finals. He beat Dominic Chavez of Arlington (Texas) Martin last Saturday. Chavez is No. 13 nationally…

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Mustang Girls Sports

Lady Broncos fall to Sapulpa in title game

Sapulpa made plays on several critical possessions in the fourth quarter and was able to turn back Mustang’s Lady Broncos, 59-52, Saturday in the championship game of the Skiatook Tournament. No. 14-ranked Mustang (8-6), the defending tournament champion, trailed 45-44 entering the final quarter. But the Chieftains (7-2), rated No. 8 in Class 6A, were…

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Mustang Wrestling

Broken Arrow wrestlers overwhelm Broncos

Broken Arrow, the defending state wrestling champion in Class 6A, showed last Thursday why it is top ranked in Oklahoma’s largest class. The Tigers took down second-ranked Mustang in 10 of 14 matches, three by falls, in their 40-20 dual triumph at the Mustang High School Event Center. Bronco coach Brian Picklo was envious of…

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Mustang Basketball

Lady Broncos fall to Sapulpa in title game

Sapulpa made plays on several critical possessions in the fourth quarter and was able to turn back Mustang’s Lady Broncos, 59-52, Saturday in the championship game of the Skiatook Tournament. No. 14-ranked Mustang (8-6), the defending tournament champion, trailed 45-44 entering the final quarter. But the Chieftains (7-2), rated No. 8 in Class 6A, were…

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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

Memphis promotes Mustang native to assistant coach

  Former Mustang High School and Oklahoma State University football standout David Glidden’s star just keeps rising — in coaching. Glidden, a Parade All-American receiver at Mustang in 2010, played for OSU from 2011-2015. The past two seasons, Glidden was an offensive quality control analyst for then-head coach Mike Norvell’s University of Memphis Tigers. New…

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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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