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Keanon Simon resigns from Mustang

After three seasons, Mustang’s baseball coach Keanon Simon resigned Tuesday. “We appreciate the things Keanon did for us. We appreciate the three years he has been here,” Athletic Director Robert Foreman said. Simon led the Broncos to two state tournament appearances and a state championship in 2017. In his three seasons, Simon compiled a 72-44…

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Mustang catches its Bass

A new era begins inside the Mustang basketball programs with the hiring of Katie Bass, 36, as the next girls’ basketball coach. “The community base here is amazing, and the support is something that I’ve always wanted and needed. I’m just excited to be here,” Bass said. “The community around here is just, I’ve never…

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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 wrestling makes history

The Mustang wrestling team had a successful outing over the weekend with a second-place finish at the Owasso Dual Tournament. Mustang finished with a 5-1 record, with its only loss of the season coming to nationally ranked, No. 13, Allen (Texas) High. “Overall, I give us a good. I still think we have some more…

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Mustang swimming competes in COAC meet

EDMOND – Mustang swimming competed in the Central Oklahoma Athletic Conference (COAC) meet Saturday at Mitch Park. The Broncos didn’t have a full roster and had a tough day finding success. The Lady Broncos finished in seventh with 151.5 points, and the boys took eighth with 122 points. Mustang had two individuals place in the…

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Oklahoma can’t overcome ugly start against Crimson Tide

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…

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Blankenship named the Broncos’ head football coach

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…

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Search is over for Mustang

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…

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Bailey receives $137,500 in settlement with Mustang Public Schools

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.…

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Behind the scenes part 3

EDITOR’S NOTE: The Mustang News was allowed to shadow the athletic department three weeks ago as it prepared for the home football game. We will detail what we witnessed as the staff prepared for game time. All of the work done earlier in the week leads to Friday night. But, first, a lot of preparation…

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