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Mustang looks to clean up mistakes in week two vs. Norman

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By Michael Kinney, Contributing Writer Mustang couldn’t have started off its season much better, as the Broncos beat down rival Yukon. However, Coach Jeremy Dombek wasn’t totally impressed with what he saw. “The first-team defense played about as good as we can ask for a kid to play. Very, very pleased with our game plan…

Mustang looks to make it four-straight over Yukon

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By Michael Kinney, Contributing Writer For Carlos Thomas, it’s not a game or even a rivalry. The Mustang tailback calls the annual confrontation between MHS and Yukon a ritual. Thomas doesn’t use the word because of all the hype and pomp and circumstance that goes into the matchup. It’s because for his entire prep career…

Five reasons why Mustang, Yukon will win Bedlam 2017

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Mustang- 1. Powerful offense -Mustang’s offense is going to be one of the best in the state this season. They have all the ingredients to be a great offense, including a returning starting quarterback, running back, wide receivers and a monstrous offensive line. They could be too much for Yukon to handle Friday night. 2.…

Mustang harriers get off to fast start

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By Michael Kinney, Contributing Writer Emma K. Downing admits it’s not easy. The Mustang High cross country runner is competing each day not at her best due to a chronic injury called Osgood-Schlatters that causes pain in her bones while she is running. Yet, despite the constant pressure of the pain, Downing has started her…

Mustang Boys Sports

Mustang junior grapples for success

By BRODY FELDMANN newseditor@mustangnews.info Mustang’s Tate Picklo’s busy summer came to an end with a competition in Sofia, Bulgaria. “It was awesome. I loved it,” Picklo said. The soon-to-be junior flew to Bulgaria to compete for Team USA in the 2019 Cadet World Championships in Greco Wrestling. The competition didn’t go as Picklo hoped, but…

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Mustang Girls Sports

Sami See honored with several season awards

Samantha See stood out all season and now she’s seeing her hard work recognized. See has accumulated a myriad of awards in the weeks following the end of the regular season. Her name has appeared on the All-State and All-District list. She was named co-offensive player of the year in the Central Oklahoma Athletic Conference…

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Mustang Wrestling

Mustang wrestling: Broncos look to make statement at state tournament

The Mustang wrestling team qualified five wrestlers for the 6A State Championship Wrestling Tournament after their performance at the regional tournament this past weekend. The 6A state tournament will begin Friday and conclude Saturday evening with the entire tournament taking place at the State Fairgrounds Arena in Oklahoma City. Trey Edwards at 132-pounds, Gage McBride…

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Mustang Basketball

Boys hoops edges Deer Creek in season-opener

By Michael Kinney Tondrell Durham may have gotten more than he expected in his first game as head boys basketball coach at Mustang. Facing Deer Creek, the game was filled with runs, back-and-forth action and a clutch game-winning shot. Behind Zalek Sharp, the Broncos opened the season with a 65-64 win over the Antlers Tuesday…

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Mustang Swimming

Mustang Football

Blankenship named the Broncos’ head football coach

On a night that Mustang Public Schools approved a new superintendent, the Broncos football team is also under new supervision. Lee Blankenship, 33, has been approved as the Broncos’ seventh head football coach in school history. “I’m not anything special, to be honest. There are a lot of great football coaches around this state. What…

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Mustang Softball

Morrison shines for Bronco softball

By Michael Kinney It’s hard to imagine there are few teams in class 6A that are more on fire than the Mustang softball team. After pummeling Enid 15-0 Monday, they have won eight straight games and 15 of their last 16 contests. One of the reasons for their current streak is the play of senior…

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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 pom captures state championship, wins high-point

For the first time, the Yukon pom squad won the state championship in the 6A Large-School Pom Division with its performance Saturday at the State Pom Competition at Oklahoma City University. The Yukon girls overcame adversity along the way, including having to wait an extra month to show off their dance and an extra couple…

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Columns & Features

World-famous reverend visits Mustang church

By Chris Eversole Contributing Writer Rev. Samuel Thomas made a stop in Mustang last weekend as part of his seven-state trip from India to garner support for Hopegivers International, a Christian organization that raises orphaned, abandoned and at-risk children and trains them to be missionaries. Thomas was the guest of Mustang residents Rex and Sara…

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