Recent Sports

Mustang Boys Sports

Student equipment manager helped keep program going

Mustang High School head football coach Lee Blankenship and his staff have nicknamed him “Hand,” as in a cowboy “top hand” at a ranch. His name is Justin Wylder. He’s the energetic sophomore student assistant/equipment manager who has helped keep Mustang’s football operation running smoothly behind the scenes. This time of the school year, Wylder…

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Mustang Girls Sports

Reflecting on the day the seasons stopped

Mustang High School’s athletic teams will not soon forget March 12 — the day the coronavirus crisis stopped their sports seasons. The night before, in an NBA game between Utah and the Thunder in Oklahoma City, a chain reaction started just before tip-off when Jazz player Rudy Gobert’s test for COVID-19 came back positive. Gobert…

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Mustang Wrestling

MHS mat men take second at Dual State

Mustang High School’s wrestling team qualified for the finals at Dual State for the first time, and its battles with Choctaw and Broken Arrow each went down to the wire Saturday. The No. 2-seeded Broncos snapped a semifinal tie with No. 3-seeded Choctaw when 106-pounder Shelton Chastain’s decision catapulted MHS to a 31-28 victory at…

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Mustang Basketball

Mustang hoops teams assigned to regionals

Mustang High School’s basketball teams have received their regional tournament assignments and will be sent to the Tulsa area next week. Mustang girls will play Putnam City North at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 27 in the Class 6A East Regional at Tulsa’s Booker T. Washington High School. No. 3-ranked Booker T. Wash-ington (20-2) and Owasso (5-17)…

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Mustang Swimming

Mustang swimming competes in COAC meet

EDMOND – Mustang swimming competed in the Central Oklahoma Athletic Conference (COAC) meet Saturday at Mitch Park. The Broncos didn’t have a full roster and had a tough day finding success. The Lady Broncos finished in seventh with 151.5 points, and the boys took eighth with 122 points. Mustang had two individuals place in the…

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Mustang Football

Broncos produce collegiate sports signees

Head coach Lee Blankenship’s first Mustang High School football team built a solid foundation for the program with a senior-laden class. Now, Mustang soon will bid farewell to 33 seniors, including 17 starters. At least nine players expect to be playing in college next season, including two in other sports. They led Mustang’s football program…

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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 refocuses, turns back Yukon in Bedlam volleyball

By BOB CRAMER [email protected] Mustang zipped to an easy victory over the Yukon Millers in the first set during Bedlam volleyball Oct. 3, but then the fourth-ranked Lady Broncos lost their focus and energy. The No.14 Millers (11-16) came out flat and error-prone to begin the match, but cut down on the mistakes, won the…

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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 athletes finally return to the field

Jeremy Reed was thrilled to see the cars arrive and the players get out to walk across the parking lot to Yukon’s practice field. Monday was the first time the 91 players had been together since mid-March, when the coronavirus pandemic halted sports in Oklahoma, and across the nation. “It was great,” Reed said. “It…

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Columns & Features

Chiariello named Miss Mustang

Haylee Chiariello won Miss Mustang 2020, and Lexi Sendall won Outstanding Mustang Teen 2020. They were crowned Saturday by 2019 Miss Mustang Jaci Deitrick and 2019 Outstanding Mustang Teen Mackenzie Chandler during the Miss Mustang Scholarship Pageant at the Venue building of the Bridge Church. Emily Yannatone was the runner-up for Miss Mustang. More than…

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