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Mustang Boys Sports

Picklo continues to thrive for Mustang wrestling

Pound for pound, there may not be a better high school wrestler in Oklahoma than Mustang High School’s Tate Picklo. And the scary thing, if you are an opponent, is that Picklo keeps evolving and perfecting his skills. Picklo is undefeated this season (29-0), having most recently won the title at the conference tournament and…

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Mustang Girls Sports

Lady Broncos rout struggling Southmoore

Mustang’s girls basketball team pitched a shutout in the second quarter, holding Southmoore scoreless as it snapped a three-game losing streak while coasting to a 74-17 victory Tuesday night. Playing suffocating man-to-man defense, the Lady Broncos forced Southmoore into two more turnovers (19) than points scored before about 400 fans at the Mustang High School…

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Mustang Wrestling

Broken Arrow wrestlers overwhelm Broncos

Broken Arrow, the defending state wrestling champion in Class 6A, showed last Thursday why it is top ranked in Oklahoma’s largest class. The Tigers took down second-ranked Mustang in 10 of 14 matches, three by falls, in their 40-20 dual triumph at the Mustang High School Event Center. Bronco coach Brian Picklo was envious of…

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Mustang Basketball

Lady Broncos rally to win at Westmoore

Energized by the inside-outside combination of Kyra Misuraca and Jaki Rollins, Mustang’s 14th-ranked Lady Broncos rallied past No. 19 Westmoore, 57-45, on Tuesday. Rollins, the Lady Broncos’ 5-foot-8 sophomore point guard, scored seven of her 13 points in the third quarter to help blow open a close game before about 500 fans at Westmoore High…

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Mustang Swimming

Swimming: No. 11 Mustang boys place fourth in Bixby, Yukon meets

The No. 11 Mustang boys finished fourth in both the 2016 Bixby Invitational at Bixby High School and the 2016 Yukon Invitational at the Mitch Park YMCA in Edmond Thursday and Saturday. Matt Jensen (Sr.) led the way at Bixby, picking up his first win of the season while helping both the 200-medley and 200-freestyle…

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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

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

Lady Broncos overcome slow start to top Edmond

By BOB CRAMER bcramer@mustangnews.info The past week has kept getting better for Mustang High volleyball coach Steve Hayek. Hayek’s never-say-die Lady Broncos started slowly Tuesday against Edmond Memorial at the Mustang High School Event Center but finished with a flourish in a 23-25, 17-25, 25-20, 25-17, 15-8 victory that lasted about three hours. “This has…

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Mustang Cross Country

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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Other Sports

For some sports, fall workouts begin

By BRODY FELDMANN newseditor@mustangnews.info Just after midnight Monday, the thump of a volleyball could be heard inside the Yukon High School gymnasium as the first official practice of the season got underway. The Millerettes hit the floor as part of a lock-in and practiced for about an hour. Monday was the first official day of…

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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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