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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…

Durham gets practice underway in first season with Mustang

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By Michael Kinney In his first season as the Mustang boys head basketball coach, Tondrell Durham has shown he is not afraid to do things his way. One of the techniques Durham has implemented is getting better communication between the coaches and the players. That includes at the end of each practice, holding hands as…

Mustang shuts out Moore 4-0, wins 6A softball state championship

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By Michael Kinney OKLAHOMA CITY – Last season, Mustang thought the title was there. With a talented and experienced junior class, they were marching toward the 2016 state championship. But along the way the Broncos ran into a scrappy Moore squad who knocked them out of the postseason. Fast forward to Saturday evening and once…

Mustang Boys Sports

Neither rain nor lightning can deter Bronco harriers

By BOB CRAMER bcramer@mustangnews.info Mustang High’s cross-country teams had their day rained on — literally — in the OK Runner Classic on Saturday. Nobody escaped Mother Nature’s wrath last weekend. Not Mustang’s softball or football teams, and not its harriers, who were slowed but not deterred in Norman. “We had a 2 1/2-hour lightning delay,…

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Mustang Girls Sports

Lately, only Mother Nature has slowed Mustang softball

By BOB CRAMER bcramer@mustangnews.info Aside from a one-run loss two weeks ago in a tournament at Broken Arrow, nobody has been able to stop Mustang High School’s softball team — except Mother Nature. The Lady Broncos took an eight-game winning streak into Tuesday night’s game at Edmond Memorial. After having three games rained out during…

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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 Football

Mustang football looks for ‘PHAST’ start

By BOB CRAMER bcramer@mustangnews.info Mustang High School’s football team intends to play “PHAST” this season: physical and fast on offense. It’s a theme new head coach Lee Blankenship has employed the past eight seasons. The Broncos want to pressure opposing defenses, moving up and down the field with their up-tempo, multiple offense. Mustang returns 12…

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Mustang Softball

Mustang shuts out Moore 4-0, wins 6A softball state championship

By Michael Kinney OKLAHOMA CITY – Last season, Mustang thought the title was there. With a talented and experienced junior class, they were marching toward the 2016 state championship. But along the way the Broncos ran into a scrappy Moore squad who knocked them out of the postseason. Fast forward to Saturday evening and once…

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Mustang Volleyball

Mustang Blocks the Millers

By Brody Feldmann On Aug. 7 head coach Steve Hajek sat in the locker room after a dominating three sets to none victory over Moore and promised his team would place at the Norman Tournament. That is exactly what the Mustang Lady Broncos volleyball team did over the weekend when they finished 4-1, which is…

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Mustang Cross Country

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

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…

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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

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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