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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 ladies fall in season opener

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EDMOND— Mustang basketball opened the season on Tuesday at Edmond North and walked away with an empty in the win column. “I thought we did good in spurts. When they made a run, towards the end of the second quarter, I didn’t think we answered adversity very well, which comes with experience,” said coach Kevin…

Mustang Boys Sports

Pairings announced for holiday hoops classic

The pairings for the second annual Cornerstone Mustang Holiday Classic basketball tournament have been announced. Robert Foreman, Mustang’s athletic director, released the tournament bracket Nov. 6 during a luncheon in the Mustang High School Event Center hospitality room. The classic is Dec. 26-28. Mustang’s Lady Broncos will face Verdigris at 7 p.m. Dec. 26 in…

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Mustang Girls Sports

MHS begins search after coach resigns

Mustang High School will begin the search for its second softball coach in five years after Jamie Roberts tendered her resignation Oct. 14. Robert Foreman, MHS’ athletic director, confirmed that Roberts resigned her coaching duties four days after the Lady Broncos were eliminated from the regional tournament. “We would like to thank Jamie for all…

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Mustang Wrestling

Mustang’s Wiley earns second national title

By BRODY FELDMANN newseditor@mustangnews.info Last week was a breakout week for Mustang’s John Wiley in Fargo, North Dakota. Last year heading into his freshman season Wiley was a national runner-up in Fargo, but this season when walking into the Fargo Dome the soon-to-be sophomore wasn’t being mentioned as a contender. But after a great week…

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Mustang Basketball

Mustang Athletics reveals Hall of Fame inductees

In its second year, Mustang Athletic Department announced four individuals and one team will be inducted into the Mustang Athletics Hall of Fame. Charles Carpenter, Toby Daugherty, James Garner, Shane Hamman, and the 1984 girls’ volleyball team will go up in the hall of fame Aug. 24 at the Mustang Event Center. Toby Rowland will…

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Mustang Swimming

Mustang swimming dives into the season

By Brody Feldmann Last Thursday, the Mustang swim team dove into the season with its first meet of the season at Norman. Mustang traveled to the University of Oklahoma to take on the Norman schools in the opening meet of the season. “It was good to get in the pool and swim against somebody and…

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Mustang Football

MHS’ Blankenship faces No. 1 Rams, ‘Coach B’

Lee Blankenship grew up wanting to be a football coach and admits much of his motivation came from watching his second cousin, Bill Blankenship, direct programs in the Tulsa area. “It’s kind of a joke in our family, but you are either a preacher or football coach,” quipped Lee Blankenship, whose father is a preacher.…

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Mustang Softball

Tough loss by Mustang tightens 6A-1 race

By BOB CRAMER bcramer@mustangnews.info Mustang High’s fast-pitch softball team was victimized by an eight-run third inning and a season-high four errors in a 9-7 setback at Putnam City on Tuesday. The huge inning gave Putnam City (8-12 overall, 3-9 district) a 9-3 lead, then it held off the Lady Broncos. It was a potentially devastating…

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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

Hilly Arkansas course challenges Mustang harriers

By BOB CRAMER bcramer@mustangnews.info Mustang High School’s cross-country teams ran in one of the region’s largest and most famous races Saturday. The 31st annual Chile Pepper Festival is held at the University of Arkansas’ course in Fayetteville. Mustang boys coach Mike McGarry said 778 male and 630 female runners were entered in the 3.1-mile race.…

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Other 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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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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