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Mustang girls hoops looks to take next step

By Michael Kinney The Mustang girls basketball team surprised a lot of people last season. After compiling a 17-11 record and a spot in the postseason, the Lady Broncos opened some eyes around the state. However, this year, the Lady Broncos aren’t looking to surprise anyone. Their journey in 2016 has helped them prepare to…

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Dombek reflects on ‘tough’ season for Broncos

By Michael Kinney It was hard for coach Jeremy Dombek to watch. The first round of the postseason began last week and all the Mustang High football coach could do was stew. With Mustang being knocked out of playoff contention on the final day of the regular season, the opening weekend of the postseason was…

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Simonsen lays foundation for future at state cross country meet

By Michael Kinney It didn’t take long for Gabe Simonsen to start looking toward the future. As soon as he finished competing in his first state cross country meet, the Mustang freshman already began looking ahead to the possibilities. Simonsen had placed sixth in the 6A Boys State Cross Country Championships Saturday, which put him…

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Broncos face must win against state’s No. 1 team

By Michael Kinney For the past month, Mustang has been in a payoff situation. Every game presents the possibility of being knocked out of postseason contention. When they lost to Moore earlier in the month, it looked like their season was over. But after bullying Southmoore Thursday in a 28-0 victory, the Broncos find themselves…

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Running for gold: Harriers enter state meet with momentum

By Michael Kinney Coming into this season, Emma Downing didn’t know what to expect out of her senior year. Dealing with a chronic knee injury called Osgood-Schlatters, she wasn’t sure exactly what she would be able to do each week during the cross country season. Osgood-Schlatters causes bone growing on her growth plate and causes…

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Broncos look to keep playoff hopes alive

By Michael Kinney Entering last week, it looked like all hope was lost for the Mustang football team. After its crushing defeat to Moore, the Broncos’ playoff lives were all but dashed. But things can change quickly when it comes to high school athletics. On the same night Mustang ripped apart Putnam City North, Moore…

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Durham gets practice underway in first season with Mustang

By Michael Kinney In his first season as the Mustang boys head basketball coach, Tondrell Durham has shown he is not afraid to do things his way. One of the techniques Durham has implemented is getting better communication between the coaches and the players. That includes at the end of each practice, holding hands as…

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Mustang shuts out Moore 4-0, wins 6A softball state championship

By Michael Kinney OKLAHOMA CITY – Last season, Mustang thought the title was there. With a talented and experienced junior class, they were marching toward the 2016 state championship. But along the way the Broncos ran into a scrappy Moore squad who knocked them out of the postseason. Fast forward to Saturday evening and once…

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Mustang one win away from state title

By Michael Kinney OKLAHOMA CITY – When Mustang won the 6A state fast pitch title three-years ago, Amelya Huggins was not part of the team. Now, as a senior, Huggins seems to be making sure she doesn’t miss out on it again. The catcher blasted two homeruns Friday afternoon to lead Mustang to a 13-2…

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