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Oklahoma can’t overcome ugly start against Crimson Tide

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MIAMI – For the second straight season, Oklahoma was selected to play in the College Football Playoff, and for the second straight season, the Sooners walk away asking themselves what if. Most knew it would be a tall challenge to beat Alabama, who has been ranked No. 1 the entire season, but with the explosive…

Rugby Club to put on inaugural fundraiser

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  Rugby was born in Canadian County in the fall 2014 when the Yukon Rugby Club was formed. Its first official season was the spring of 2015. Four years after its birth, the Yukon Rugby Club has grown to the largest school rugby club in the state. It has 60-70 members at the elementary-age level…

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 Boys Sports

Mustang’s harriers claim first at pre-state

By BOB CRAMER bcramer@mustangnews.info With a trip to Arkansas and an important meet looming, Mustang’s boys and girls cross-country teams continue to see improvements. Mustang’s harriers competed Saturday in a pre-state event at Santa Fe High School in Edmond, which will host the Class 5A-6A state meet in a month. Mustang’s boys and defending 6A…

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Mustang Girls Sports

Yukon slams three homers, ruins Mustang’s Senior Night

By BOB CRAMER bcramer@mustangnews.info Watching Yukon power hitters slam three home runs over the outfield fences wasn’t exactly what Mustang coach Jamie Roberts wanted to see on Senior Night. But lately, not much has gone as planned for Roberts’ Mustang fast-pitch softball team. A.J. Rayburn belted two homers, and Makenna Johnson hit another Tuesday night…

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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

Hoping for imperfect Union, Broncos head to Tulsa

By BOB CRAMER bcramer@mustangnews.info Mustang’s football team will face another explosive rusher when it travels to Tulsa for a District 6A-1 encounter against the Union Redskins. Kickoff will be at 7 p.m. Friday at Union-Tuttle Stadium, and Mustang’s defense will be most aware of running back AJ Green’s presence. “Green is a great player. He’s…

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Mustang Softball

Mustang triumphs in ‘family feud’

By BOB CRAMER bcramer@mustangnews.info A family feud of sorts unfolded Tuesday night when Mustang High School’s fast-pitch softball team hosted Norman North. Freshman pitcher Landry Garza, the Lady Broncos’ ace right-hander, outdueled her cousin, Gabbi Garza, in Mustang’s 8-0 victory. Landry Garza scattered four hits, walked one and struck out 10. Before the game, Landry…

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Mustang Volleyball

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 Cross Country

Cross country teams make strides toward improvement

By BOB CRAMER bcramer@mustangnews.info The cross-country season isn’t a sprint, it’s a marathon of shorter races as Mustang High School’s runners make strides toward improving with regionals and state on the horizon. The Broncos’ defending state champion, junior Gabe Simonsen, ran 17:22.06 to win the 3.1-mile event in the Mustang Harrier at Wild Horse Park…

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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

A Valentine’s Day Do-Over

Engaged couple hopes to recreate first holiday together A rainy day on the campus of the University of Oklahoma in 2013 brought two Mustang natives together. This Valentine’s Day will be their last as a single couple. Troy Huddleston and Emily Haas, both 2013 graduates – Huddleston of Mustang High School and Haas of Southwest…

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