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Blankenship named the Broncos’ head football coach

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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…

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.…

Mustang Boys Sports

Mustang used persistence to nab football coach

By BOB CRAMER bcramer@mustangnews.info Persistence paid off in December for Robert Foreman, Mustang High School’s athletic director, as he searched for a replacement for the Broncos’ head football coach. Foreman interviewed candidates from Dec. 3-6 to replace Jeremy Dombek and thought the Broncos’ next coach might be among them. But one of his top choices…

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Mustang Girls Sports

Deer Creek snaps Lady Broncos’ win streak

By BOB CRAMER bcramer@mustangnews.info During recent weeks, Mustang High School’s volleyball team has capitalized on opponents’ mistakes to win some tight matches. Tuesday night, it looked like the Lady Broncos would be involved in another high-pressure contest at the Mustang High School Event Center. But several mistakes late in the first game stole Mustang’s momentum…

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Mustang Wrestling

Mustang grappler earns national title

By BRODY FELDMANN newseditor@mustangnews.info Mustang had never had a national champion before last year, but now the Broncos have two in as many years. “I feel like a broken record sometimes. But it is indicative of the work that these kids have put in and where they want to go and compete at the next…

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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

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 Football

Positives seen in Mustang’s latest preseason scrimmage

By BOB CRAMER bcramer@mustangnews.info In preseason high school football, winning rarely is the goal. Improvement is. Mustang head football coach Lee Blankenship was happy with the Broncos’ second scrimmage Thursday night at defending Class 5A state champion Midwest City Carl Albert. A week earlier, he saw plenty of positives in Mustang’s first dress rehearsal at…

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Mustang Softball

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 Volleyball

Coach pleased with Lady Broncos’ efforts on cort

By BRODY FELDMANN newseditor@mustangnews.info Mustang volleyball had its first scrimmage of the year Monday at Southmoore. “We played some really good competition. We only lost one game. We lost by two points, and we shouldn’t have. We had one starter out, so things went really well,” coach Steve Hajek said. The competition included Moore, Southmoore,…

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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

Yukon hires girl’s soccer coach

By BRODY FELDMANN newseditor@mustangnews.info Yukon High School’s girls’ soccer program found its new head coach Monday night when the Yukon School Board approved the selection of Danielle Cushing. “I am so excited to get started,” she said. Cushing is a graduate of Oklahoma State University, where she received both an undergraduate and a master’s degree.…

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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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