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Dombek reflects on ‘tough’ season for Broncos

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By Michael Kinney It was hard for coach Jeremy Dombek to watch. The first round of the postseason began last week and all the Mustang High football coach could do was stew. With Mustang being knocked out of playoff contention on the final day of the regular season, the opening weekend of the postseason was…

Emma Downing takes second-place, Lady Broncos finish third at state meet

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By Michael Kinney Emma Downing didn’t know what to think or what was going on. When she crossed the finish line Saturday at the state meet, the Mustang senior collapsed. She fell to the ground and laid there staring up. Downing had just taken second-place in the 6A girls state cross country championships, a goal…

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…

Mustang Boys Sports

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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Mustang Girls Sports

Freshman pitcher hurls, hits Broncos to 10th straight win

By BOB CRAMER bcramer@mustangnews.info Like any other sport, fast-pitch softball can be a game of adjustments. Make them, and you win. Fail, and you may lose. Mustang High School pretty much has been making all the right moves this season — just as freshman right-hander Landry Garza did Tuesday night on the Lady Broncos’ home…

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Mustang Wrestling

Broncos have success at Colton Schneider Memorial

By Brody Feldmann Mustang grapplers hit the mat for the first time this season when they traveled to Edmond for the Colton Schneider Memorial Tournament. The Broncos, which bring back a lot of talent from a dual state qualifying team from last season, took 11 wrestlers to Edmond North. Out of the 11 who traveled,…

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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 to rely on experienced O-line

By BOB CRAMER bcramer@mustangnews.info If Mustang’s spread offense is to “Play PHAST,” success must begin with physicality in the trenches so the Broncos can throw blocks to free their fast receivers and running backs and protect the quarterback. Mustang returns three starters on the offensive line. The unit’s strength begins on the left side with…

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Mustang Softball

Defending state champions to take the field

By Brody Feldmann Coming off of a state championship season, the Mustang Lady Broncos softball team knows they will have a target on their back. “It is going to take a lot of patience early on, but we definitely have the talent to be competitive and we still have high expectations,” said head coach Jamie…

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Mustang Volleyball

Lady Timberwolves claw out a victory over Lady Broncos

By Brody Feldmann Norman North was just a little too much for the Lady Broncos volleyball team on Tuesday. Mustang fell three sets to none to the Lady Timberwolves on the road. The loss was the second for the season and the second in a row for the Mustang volleyball team. “It couldn’t have been…

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Mustang Cross Country

Cross Country opens its season in Norman

By Brody Feldmann Mustang cross country opened its season last Friday at the OK Runner Classic held in Norman. The boys team ran its way to a first-place finish with a total of 78-points through its top five runners. “They are doing well. We have a pretty deep team this season. They are working together…

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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

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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