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PERSEVERANCE

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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…

STATE SUCCESS

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By Brody Feldmann EDMOND– Mustang cross country took to the trails on Saturday at the 6A Oklahoma Cross Country State Championships at Edmond Santa Fe. The boys team went into the day with a chance to walk away as champions. It was going to end up between Mustang, Deer Creek and Owasso. Going into this…

Settlement conference Friday on fired Mustang athletic director’s case

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By Chris Eversole A settlement hearing is scheduled Friday in the case that a fired Mustang Public Schools athletic director brought against the school district. The hearing comes after an appeals court reversed a federal district court’s ruling against the claim by Chester “Chuck” Bailey Jr. and sent it back for a new trial. Friday’s…

Mustang’s playoff hopes have vanished

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By Brody Feldmann Undisciplined penalties and an upset brought an end to Mustang footballs playoff hopes. “We have been preaching aggression the last few weeks, and when you do that you are going to get penalties,” said coach Jeremy Dombek. Mustang lost Friday to the Putnam City North Panthers, 35-19, and in Moore, the Lions…

Mustang Boys Sports

Bronco assistant shows toughness, beats stomach and colon cancer

By BOB CRAMER bcramer@mustangnews.info Lee Blankenship, Mustang High School’s head football coach, says assistant Cody McDaniel has the mentality of a fighter. And for good reason. McDaniel, 32, has been through an ordeal no person should have to endure. The Broncos’ offensive coordinator/offensive line coach has beaten both colon and stomach cancer. “He was 22.…

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Mustang Girls Sports

Neither rain nor lightning can deter Bronco harriers

By BOB CRAMER bcramer@mustangnews.info Mustang High’s cross-country teams had their day rained on — literally — in the OK Runner Classic on Saturday. Nobody escaped Mother Nature’s wrath last weekend. Not Mustang’s softball or football teams, and not its harriers, who were slowed but not deterred in Norman. “We had a 2 1/2-hour lightning delay,…

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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

Tondrell Durham resigns from Mustang

Mustang boys’ basketball coach Tondrell Durham resigned from his duties as of 1 p.m. Tuesday. Durham has spent the last two seasons as the coach of the Broncos and compiled a record of 18-27. The news comes six hours before the Broncos were scheduled to tip-off against the Norman Tigers on the road. “He resigned…

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Mustang Swimming

Swimming: Mustang girls finish fifth in Bixby, Yukon Invitational meets

Mustang’s girls finished fifth twice in three days in the 2016 Bixby Invitational in Bixby Thursday and the 2016 Yukon Invitational at the Mitch Park YMCA in Edmond Saturday. The Broncos racked off eight top-10 performances in Bixby, including three top-5 placers. Hannah Hamilton (Fr.) topped the list, finishing fourth in the 100-butterfly and fifth…

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Mustang Football

Mustang to visit high-scoring Jags

By BOB CRAMER bcramer@mustangnews.info Mustang High School hits the road for the first time this seasn when it faces the dangerous Westmoore Jaguars at 7 p.m. Friday at Moore Stadium. Westmoore and junior quarterback Dayton Wolfe rolled up 477 yards of offense last week while crushing Southmoore, 46-7. The previous week, the Jags’ fast-paced attack…

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Mustang Softball

Lady Broncos pitch past PC North

By BOB CRAMER bcramer@mustangnews.info Overpowering pitching and tight defense usually combine to create a winning formula. Mustang High School’s girls fast-pitch softball team proved as much Monday, posting a season-opening 6-2 victory at Putnam City North. Mother Nature proved to be an even tougher adversary Tuesday as the Lady Broncos’ home-opener against Moore was rained…

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Mustang Volleyball

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 Cross Country

STATE SUCCESS

By Brody Feldmann EDMOND– Mustang cross country took to the trails on Saturday at the 6A Oklahoma Cross Country State Championships at Edmond Santa Fe. The boys team went into the day with a chance to walk away as champions. It was going to end up between Mustang, Deer Creek and Owasso. Going into this…

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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

BEHIND THE SCENES Pt. 2

EDITOR’S NOTE: The Mustang News was allowed to shadow the athletic department two weeks ago as it prepared for a home football game. During the next two weeks, we detail what we witnessed. The second half of the week is straight preparation for Friday night as the athletic department begins setting things up for Friday…

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