Sandite Athletics Weekly Newsletter

By: Scott Emigh, Editor-in-Chief



  • 8th Grade Football lost 48-6 to Bishop Kelley Red and fall to 1-4 for the season.
  • 9th Grade Football beat Highway 97 Rival Sapulpa 45-6 and improve to 3-1. Garrett McCallie and Jacob Wright each scored two rushing touchdowns apiece. Cooper Mock also rushed for a touchdown and Jasanee Harjo recovered a fumble for the touchdown.
  • JV Football beat Bartlesville 22-7 at home and is 2-2 for the season. Ben Norte was the star of the show with two rushing touchdowns. 


  • Varsity Softball defeated Skiatook 4-3 in extra innings to end the regular season 25-7 overall.
  • Varsity Volleyball lost 3-0 at #18 Bartlesville with sets of 25-20, 25-17, 25-18.


  • Varsity Volleyball lost 3-0 to #2 Jenks at home with sets of 25-16, 25-10, and 25-14, falling to 12-22 for the season.
  • Varsity Football forfeited two pre-district victories over Enid and Hale due to an ineligible player.


  • Varsity Football defeated Claremore 27-7 for Homecoming, beating the spread by 12 points due to several key Zebra players missing with injuries from Bixby. Greathouse threw for 145 yards and one touchdown to Fleischman who caught three passes for 108 yards. Lettich rushed for 62 yards and 3 touchdowns.


  • Cheyenne Walden failed to take first for the first time this season at the Fayetteville 5K, coming in second to a runner from Missouri. Walden and ten other Sandites had season-best times, including Austin McCaskey who led the boys for the first time. Overall the girls placed 42nd and the boys took 64th. 


  • 8th grade football defeated Bixby Red 7-6 on a run from Blake Goodman.
  • 9th grade football lost to Bishop Kelley Red 14-12. Noah Almy caught an 80 yard reception from Hayden Cramer for the opening touchdown, and Cramer followed it up with a 1 yard rush in the second half. Both PATS failed, and the game ended with the Sandites threatening at the BK 6 yard line.


  • JV Volleyball lost on the wire against Muskogee 2-1.
  • Varsity Volleyball was dominated 3-0 by Muskogee on Senior Night. Gloria Mutiri led scoring for the Sandites with 9 of the team's 26 kills.


  • Varsity Fast Pitch Softball lost 2-1 to Claremore in a Regional upset and barely defeated Ponca City 4-3 in the losers' bracket to stay alive.


  • Varsity Softball rebounded at Regionals, shutting out Claremore 6-0 to take on Union in a double header for the ticket to state. The Redskins fell in back to back shutouts of 3-0 and 11-0 with NSU-committed senior Jessica Schuler hitting a Grand Slam for the run rule.
  • Varsity Volleyball lost 3-0 to Owasso in the first round of Regionals to end the season with a 12-24 record.


  • Varsity Football brought home another Highway 97 Rivalry win in a 44-10 beat down at Sapulpa. Hunter Greathouse threw for 181 yards and three touchdowns. Trace Fleischman was the receiver for two of those touchdowns and 126 yards. Lane Lettich caught the third TD pass for 41 yards in addition to his two rushing touchdowns and 116 rush yards.


  • 8th Grade Football was dominated 35-7 by Bartlesville and fell to 2-5 for the season. The lone score was a run by Blake Goodman.
  • 9th Grade Football also had a single-score beatdown by Union with a pass from Cramer to McCallie and a missed PAT. A 21-6 loss brings the freshman team to 3-3 for the season.
  • JV Football against Sapulpa was cancelled.


  • Varsity girls took 6th at the Frontier Valley Conference 5K and the boys took 9th. Cheyenne Walden took her third conference title.


  • Varsity Football improved to 3-3, 3-1 with a 44-27 victory over Ponca City. Greathouse hit two receivers for touchdowns-by-air, and three Sandites scored by ground. Bales put in a field goal and the Sandites are now fourth in district play. Sand Springs will likely need to overcome Muskogee this Friday for a shot at the playoffs.
  • Varsity Softball made its third state appearance in the last four years and overcome the defending state champions from Mustang 14-6.


  • Varsity Softball nailed three homeruns in a 5-3 victory over Moore for their first state final appearance since 1996.


  • Varsity Softball lost the state champion ship 4-3 to Choctaw in the bottom of the 7th, ending the season 31-9.
  • Charles Page wrestler Daton Fix defended his top ranking in the United States at a Flowrestling Who's #1? All-Star dual against #2 Rudy Yates at 126 pounds with a 5-2 decision in Pennsylvania. 



  • 8th Grade Football @ Broken Arrow Gold
  • 9th Grade Football @ Bixby Red
  • JV Football @ Ponca City


  • Varsity Football vs Muskogee at home. With the top three spots virtually guaranteed for Bixby, Bartlesville, and Booker T, the fourth playoff position for District 1 will likely come down to this game between Muskogee and Sand Springs. 


  • Sandite Cross Country will travel to the Regional 5K.