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Search is over for Mustang

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Mustang football has its seventh head coach in school history by naming Lee Blankenship, 33, the head man pending board approval Monday. Blankenship comes to Mustang after a one year stay at Bartlesville High School. The Bruins ended the season with a 4-6 record, as did the Broncos, after a 1-9 season the year before…

Mustang girls hoops earns first win

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MOORE – Typically the biggest improvement comes between the first and second game of the season. “I think it was just a little bit of nerves and lack of confidence,” said basketball coach Kevin Korstjens. That is what the Lady Broncos basketball squad witnessed Tuesday during a 70-41 rout over the Southmoore SaberCats. The victory…

Bailey receives $137,500 in settlement with Mustang Public Schools

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In a settlement between Mustang Public Schools and fired Mustang Public Schools Athletic Director Chester “Chuck” Bailey Jr., the school district agreed to pay Bailey $137,500. The agreement was reached in principal at a settlement conference at the U.S. Federal Courthouse in Oklahoma City on Nov. 2, and the settlement agreement was filed Nov. 14.…

Southwest Covenant is state bound

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  Cautious optimism has turned into reality for a Southwest Covenant football team playing for a state title this Friday. All season, coaches and players have expressed the opinion there weren’t many teams better than themselves in the state. Now, it’s down to two. Tipton (10-2) and Southwest Covenant (12-0) are set to face off…

Mustang Boys Sports

Deer Creek unwilling to reschedule first round matchup despite threat of inclement weather

Due to the threat of severe weather Tuesday, the Mustang athletic department attempted to reschedule the soccer playoff games against Deer Creek to Monday however, Deer Creek declined. “As administrators sometimes we have to err on the side of caution and Deer Creek was unwilling to do so,” said Mustang athletic director Robert Foreman. Multiple…

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Mustang Girls Sports

Lady Broncos capture district title over Norman North

For an entire year the Mustang girls soccer team wanted revenge on Norman North. The Lady Timberwolves defeated the Lady Broncos last season in a de facto district championship in Norman. “The nerves were definitely up there. But I knew that we just had to come in and play a full 80-minute game and do…

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Mustang Wrestling

Mustang grappler Cameron Picklo reaches milestone with 100th win

In one of the toughest sports on the planet, it is rare hearing of a high school wrestler winning 100 matches in their career. Mustang’s Cameron Picklo accomplished the feat on Dec. 8 at the Manhattan Duals with a first-period pin over Tommy Downum of Paola, Kansas. “I never really thought about it. Obviously, it…

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Mustang Basketball

Mustang North Middle School’s seventh-grade girls finished season 19-0

Undefeated rarely happens in sports, yet it happened at Mustang North Middle School. The seventh-grade Lady Broncos ended their season Metro Middle School Athletic Conference champions with a 19-0 record. Those accomplishments were impressive enough and they found a way to stand out among the crowd along the way. “We knew they were special,” coach…

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Mustang Swimming

Mustang swimming competes at Yukon Invitational

  Mustang swimming had an opportunity to get in the pool during the holiday break with the Yukon Invitational being rescheduled from Dec. 8 to Dec. 22. The meet was held at Mitch Park in Edmond, and with it being the weekend before Christmas, the Broncos had a skeleton roster. Mustang’s girls team had success,…

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Mustang Football

Mustang football’s first QB took unlikely path to get under center

Miracles happen. Firsts happen. But it’s not often that a miracle becomes a first. It was a miracle that Mustang graduate James Garner walked and then became the first quarterback at Mustang High School in 1968. Garner was born in Texas and lived in Pampa for the first couple years of his life. He was…

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Mustang Softball

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 Volleyball

Senior Night Spoilers

By Brody Feldmann Mustang wrapped up its chances of knocking off a top eight team in the regular season against Edmond North last Thursday. The Lady Huskies defeated the Broncos three games to none, but the Broncos were competitive in all three games. “We are getting there. They are showing good signs, and we played…

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Mustang Cross Country

PERSEVERANCE

Mustang’s Jordan Thayer overcomes leg injuries as a young girl and finishes her high school cross country career as an All-State harrier for the Lady Broncos By Brody Feldmann Cross country runners rely heavily on their legs and feet to get them around the course during a race. Mustang’s Jordan Thayer was told by a…

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Other Sports

Deer Creek unwilling to reschedule first round matchup despite threat of inclement weather

Due to the threat of severe weather Tuesday, the Mustang athletic department attempted to reschedule the soccer playoff games against Deer Creek to Monday however, Deer Creek declined. “As administrators sometimes we have to err on the side of caution and Deer Creek was unwilling to do so,” said Mustang athletic director Robert Foreman. Multiple…

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Columns & Features

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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