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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

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 Girls Sports

Lady Broncos pitch past PC North

By BOB CRAMER bcramer@mustangnews.info Overpowering pitching and tight defense usually combine to create a winning formula. Mustang High School’s girls fast-pitch softball team proved as much Monday, posting a season-opening 6-2 victory at Putnam City North. Mother Nature proved to be an even tougher adversary Tuesday as the Lady Broncos’ home-opener against Moore was rained…

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Mustang Wrestling

Bringing home hardware

By Brody Feldmann It is tough to travel to Fargo, North Dakota, and bring back hardware from the Fargodome. That is exactly what the Mustang wrestling program accomplished last week. The best wrestlers from 46 states traveled to Fargo to compete in nationals looking to achieve a lifetime goal of becoming a national champion. “It…

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Mustang Basketball

BEHIND THE SCENES

EDITOR’S NOTE: The Mustang News was allowed to shadow the athletic department last week as it prepared for the home football game on Friday. During the next three weeks, we will detail what we witnessed. By Brody Feldmann “I would love to be an athletic director. Show up to games, get in free and stand…

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Mustang Swimming

Mustang Football

Former Touchdown Club president, DA discuss deal on embezzlement charge

And Chris Eversole The former president of the Mustang Touchdown Club has repaid more than $10,000 that he is accused of taking from the club’s accounts for personal use. Raymond Craig Davis Jr., 49, is charged in Canadian County District Court with a single count of embezzlement. Court documents show that Davis agreed to repay…

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Mustang Softball

Mustang one win away from state title

By Michael Kinney OKLAHOMA CITY – When Mustang won the 6A state fast pitch title three-years ago, Amelya Huggins was not part of the team. Now, as a senior, Huggins seems to be making sure she doesn’t miss out on it again. The catcher blasted two homeruns Friday afternoon to lead Mustang to a 13-2…

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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

Postseason begins for Mustang harriers

By Michael Kinney It has been a pretty busy last couple of weeks for the Mustang Cross Country Team. The Broncos have traveled to Arkansas for the Chili Pepper Invitational and have gone to Stillwater twice. All of the travel and different meets were preparation for this time of the season. Tuesday’s conference meet was…

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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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