Mustang News

Turnpike project to provide relief to SW 15th Street bottleneck

By Chris Eversole Extending the John Kilpatrick Turnpike through the Mustang area is painful now, but the relief is coming, an Oklahoma Turnpike Authority representative said. The bottleneck where the existing turnpike dumps onto SW 15 Street – west of Mustang Creek Elementary and Mustang North Middle School – will open in April or May,…

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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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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 This year’s NFL playoffs are an example of why that saying is outdated and may be trending to become extinct with the hiring’s that have already happened since the end of the regular season.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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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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Holiday Classic brackets have been released

Mustang announced the brackets for its inaugural Cornerstone Bank Mustang Holiday Classic last week. The tournament is loaded with state champion programs, and the girls’ bracket features three defending champions. In the girls’ bracket, there are 22 combined championships and 23 combined championships in the boys bracket. Action will take place in the Mustang Event…

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Nightriders finish season strong

Last week, the Mustang Nightrider Marching Band competed at Bands of America Grand Nationals. There were 108 bands from around the nation at this contest. “To go to a place like Indianapolis, the world’s largest stage for high school marching bands was a dream come true. To go and compete and watch bands was a…

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