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Simonsen lays foundation for future at state cross country meet

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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…

Broncos face must win against state’s No. 1 team

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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…

Running for gold: Harriers enter state meet with momentum

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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…

Broncos look to keep playoff hopes alive

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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…

Mustang Boys Sports

Tondrell Durham resigns from Mustang

Mustang boys’ basketball coach Tondrell Durham resigned from his duties as of 1 p.m. Tuesday. Durham has spent the last two seasons as the coach of the Broncos and compiled a record of 18-27. The news comes six hours before the Broncos were scheduled to tip-off against the Norman Tigers on the road. “He resigned…

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Mustang Girls Sports

Avenge falls short for Lady Broncos in Mustang Holiday Classic

  In the inaugural Cornerstone Bank Mustang Holiday Classic, the Lady Broncos had a chance to avenge their only loss of the season — to the Edmond North Lady Huskies. “I’m proud of them. I thought we had a good week,” said coach Kevin Korstjens. “This tournament is loaded with a lot of really, really…

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Mustang Wrestling

Bringing the pain: Mustang dominates rival Yukon in annual Bedlam dual

It was Bedlam at Yukon High School Tuesday when Mustang invaded rival territory to take on the Millers in the annual wrestling dual. The Broncos dominated Yukon 40-24 to improve to 2-0 on the year in dual matches. Last year at home, Mustang won eight of the 14 dual matches but all six of Yukon’s…

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Mustang Basketball

Mustang ladies fall in season opener

EDMOND— Mustang basketball opened the season on Tuesday at Edmond North and walked away with an empty in the win column. “I thought we did good in spurts. When they made a run, towards the end of the second quarter, I didn’t think we answered adversity very well, which comes with experience,” said coach Kevin…

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Mustang Swimming

Mustang Football

BRONCOS SURVIVE AN UGLY FRIDAY NIGHT

By Brody Feldmann MOORE– A battle between the Broncos and Sabercats ended in the Broncos second win of the season and first win in district play. “Number one it is really good to get a win. Any time you can get a win it is a positive,” said offensive coordinator Aso Pogi. Mustang faced off…

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Mustang Softball

Softball: Broncos lock down district with 6-0 win over Westmoore

Mustang (26-6, 12-1) entered Tuesday’s matchup with Westmoore (22-6, 9-2) seeking revenge after a 10-3 loss to the Jaguars last month. It’s a drink best served cold. The Broncos shutout Westmoore 6-0 on seven hits and a complete-game performance from Kylie Dodson (Jr.), all but sewing up the regular season district championship as well as…

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Mustang Volleyball

Mustang Cross Country

Late start, miles ahead: Madison Cornelius off to hot start in cross country career

Miles and miles and miles. Madison Cornelius wasn’t sure she was into the idea. She was a basketball player and ran the 4×800 and 400-meter in track, but long distance? “I didn’t like the thought of miles, plural, instead of just a mile.” Her perceptions have changed. The Mustang senior made her cross country debut…

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Other Sports

Does defense still win championships?

Remember that old saying that defense wins championships, well that’s exactly what it is – an old saying. This year’s NFL playoffs are an example of why that saying is outdated and may be trending to become extinct with the hiring’s that have already happened since the end of the regular season. Out of the…

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Columns & Features

Celebration of Life

Family and friends of Chase Ashley and the Ashley family get ready to release balloons. Photo/Courtesy By Brody Feldmann Lub-DUB, lub-DUB, that is the sound Chase Ashley’s heart makes inside of Brian Deuster’s chest 10 years after he received the 19-year-old’s heart. Ten years ago, Deuster was told that he had two weeks to live.…

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