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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

Keanon Simon resigns from Mustang

After three seasons, Mustang’s baseball coach Keanon Simon resigned Tuesday. “We appreciate the things Keanon did for us. We appreciate the three years he has been here,” Athletic Director Robert Foreman said. Simon led the Broncos to two state tournament appearances and a state championship in 2017. In his three seasons, Simon compiled a 72-44…

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Mustang Girls Sports

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 Wrestling

DOMINOES ARE FALLING

By Brody Feldmann There is a saying that “success breeds success” and that is what is happening inside of the Mustang wrestling program. The program witnessed its first individual win a national championship over the summer when Tate Picklo won at the Fargo National Championships. Then, for the first time in two decades, the Broncos…

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Mustang Basketball

Holiday Classic brackets have been released

Mustang announced the brackets for its inaugural Cornerstone Bank Mustang Holiday Classic last week. The tournament is loaded with state champion programs, and the girls’ bracket features three defending champions. In the girls’ bracket, there are 22 combined championships and 23 combined championships in the boys bracket. Action will take place in the Mustang Event…

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Mustang Swimming

Mustang Football

BEHIND THE SCENES Pt. 2

EDITOR’S NOTE: The Mustang News was allowed to shadow the athletic department two weeks ago as it prepared for a home football game. During the next two weeks, we detail what we witnessed. The second half of the week is straight preparation for Friday night as the athletic department begins setting things up for Friday…

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Mustang Softball

Mustang crushes Broken Arrow to advance to semis

By Michael Kinney OKLAHOMA CITY– If the Mustang softball team wanted to send a message, they couldn’t have picked a better way to do so. Playing broken Arrow in the first round of the 6A state tournament, the Broncos ripped apart the Tigers 9-1 at Hall of Fame Stadium. “It shows that we’re ready to…

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Mustang Volleyball

Volleyball welcomes new teams, prepares for season

Mustang High School’s volleyball program welcomed their new teams on Monday, after hosting their second clinic last weekend. Last year, the varsity volleyball team was going into the season with a new coach and eight seniors with lots of experience. “Last year we had some really good players,” Head Coach Steve Hajek said. “But this…

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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

Yukon Middle School students selected to play in Oklahoma all-star basketball game

The future is bright for the Yukon Millerettes basketball program with two rising stars among the state’s top young basketball talents. Yukon Middle School students Keziah Lofton and Gabby Tilley have been selected to play in the Super 16 All-Star Basketball Games Feb. 9 at Mustang High School. Keziah is in sixth grade at YMS,…

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Columns & Features

Fin’s Wish

By Chris Eversole Finley Beller of Mustang has a big heart, and she’s turning down gifts for her seventh birthday – and instead getting items to help the homeless. “When we were talking about what she wanted for her birthday, she said, ‘Mom, I can’t think of something. I have everything I need,’” said her…

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