Two Sandites headed to NCAA Softball Super Regionals, and other alumni updates

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The No. 13 ranked Oklahoma State University Cowgirl Softball team (42-14) won its first Regional Championship since 2011 Saturday afternoon, squeezing out a 2-1 come-from-behind Finals win over No. 25 Tulsa (37-20). The Pokes also won 3-1 against the West Coast Conference Champions from BYU (30-26) and beat Tulsa 13-10 in their first meeting of the tournament.

The Cowgirl roster includes two former Sand Springs standouts in sophomore Sydney Pennington and senior Mallory Goodman.

Pennington played third base throughout the three-game tournament, recording two put outs and eight assists. At the plate she was 2-of-10 with 2 runs and 1 RBI, hitting a solo homer in the top of the second inning in the first game against Tulsa. 

Pennington is .250 on the season with 30 runs, 42 hits, 7 doubles, 1 triple, 10 homers, 33 RBI, a .482 slugging average, .314 on-base-percentage, and a .948 fielding average. In her career she’s .277 with 57 runs, 102 hits, 18 doubles, 1 triple, 17 homers, and 76 RBI.

Goodman hasn’t seen any action this season, but she’s .241 in her career with 17 runs, 28 hits, 5 doubles, 3 homers, a .362 slugging average, and .343 on-base-percentage.

The Pokes will return to action Thursday and Friday against the defending National Champions from No. 4 Florida State (54-8) at the Tallahassee Super Regional. Game times are 6:00 p.m. CT Thursday, 2:00 p.m. CT Friday, and 11:00 a.m. CT Saturday (if necessary). Thursday and Saturday’s games will be on ESPN and Friday’s game will be on ESPN2.

Other softball news…

Central Christian College senior Breanna Bill batted .271 this season with a .388 slugging average, 23 runs, 35 hits, 4 doubles, 4 triples, 1 home run, 11 RBI, and 8 sacrifices. The Tigers went 16-38 overall and 8-28 in the SAC.

1983 grad Randall King led the Broken Arrow High School Slow Pitch Softball team to a 23-9 record, Class 6A No. 5 ranking, and State Tournament appearance.

2011 grad Joely Rogers finished her first season as Pitching Coach at Coffeyville Community College, helping the Ravens to a 7-34 record.

Sophomore Jessica Collins batted .284 with a .327 on-base percentage, .561 slugging average, 32 runs, 42 hits, 5 doubles, 12 home runs, and 33 RBI at Connors State College as the Cowgirls went 16-31 overall and 11-22 in conference. She went 1-5 on the mound, throwing 5 strikeouts in 34 innings with a 9.34 ERA and .948 fielding percentage.

Northeastern State University went 28-27 overall and 14-12 in conference. Junior Jessica Schuler batted .297 with 29 runs, 47 hits, 33 RBI, 14 doubles, 5 homers, a .481 slugging average, .386 on-base percentage, and a .991 fielding percentage.

Junior Kennedy “Goose” Salyers finished the season .234 at the plate with 5 runs, 11 hits, 1 double, 1 RBI, a .255 slugging average, and a .250 on-base percentage at Southeastern Oklahoma State University. The Savage Storm went 29-28 overall and 25-19 in conference.

Baseball

Rhett Rutledge is playing NCAA Division I baseball at Florida International University in his junior year, following a two-year stent at Northern Oklahoma College. He currently owns a .250 batting average and .300 slugging average on the season with five hits, seven runs, and one RBI, with a .905 fielding percentage. The Panthers are 22-29 overall and will return to action Thursday with a three-day three-game home series against Louisiana Tech.

Sophomores Mack Thompson and Treyce Tolbert saw action on a 24-22 Rose State College baseball team, the school’s best record since 2013. Thompson ended the season with a .879 fielding percentage, .337 batting average, .413 on-base percentage, and .402 slugging average, recording 31 hits, 6 doubles, 20 runs, and 16 RBI. Tolbert finished with a .909 fielding percentage, .297 batting average, .360 on-base percentage, and .436 slugging average, with 30 hits, 12 doubles, 1 triple, 17 runs, and 19 RBI.

Berryhill grad and native Sandite Jacob Bailey is seeing reduced duty with the Seminole State baseball team. He is 1-0 on the mound in 3.2 innings pitched with a 0.0 ERA and 6 strikeouts. Last season he was 6-1 for a 4.14 ERA. Seminole went 39-14 this season.

University of Oklahoma sophomore Jake Terry has pitched two innings this season and thrown one strikeout. His career ERA stands at 7.53. The Sooners are 31-20 overall and 9-12 in Big 12 action. They will play a three-game Red River Rivalry series this week to conclude the regular season.

CPHS Class of 1981 grad Mike Moore is Head Baseball Coach at Jay High School, and recently wrapped up the season with an 18-14 record.

Basketball

University of Central Oklahoma freshman Colt Savage scored 84 points with 25 rebounds, 4 assists, and 3 steals for the Men’s Basketball team this past season, helping the Broncos to an 11-17 record. He shot 55.6% on field goals, 50% on three-pointers, and 90% on free throws.

Football

Sophomore Jacob Taber and the Fort Hays State University football team earned their second-straight MIAA Conference Title with a 9-3 overall record and 6-0 undefeated performance on their home turf. Taber played in all twelve games, recording 4 total tackles.

Jerry Lyons didn’t see any action his freshman year at Southwestern College football, but the Moundbuilders finished the season 6-5 overall and 5-5 in conference.

Payton Scott took a redshirt his freshman year at the University of Central Oklahoma, but the football team went 8-4 overall, 7-4 in conference, and won the Heart of Texas Bowl.

Golf

University of Denver golfer Carson Griggs cracked the starting lineup this season as a true freshman and helped his team to a Summit League Conference Championship with a sixth place finish out of 44 golfers. The Pioneers concluded their season Wednesday with a 12th place finish at the NCAA Stanford Regional.

Griggs placed 54th out of 96 at the Ram Masters Invitational, helping his team to a 4th place finish. He was first on his team and 13th out of 100 at the William H. Tucker Invitational. He was second on his team and 31st of 84 at the Bayou City Collegiate Tournament. He placed 30th of 90 at the Ping Cougar Classic, 67th of 75 at Regionals, 68th of 72 at the Paintbrush Invitational, 84th of 112 at the Warrior Princeville Makai Invitational, and 101st of 120 at the Wyoming Desert Intercollegiate Classic. 

Rowing

University of Oklahoma senior Hannah Hammond was named to the Academic All-Big 12 Rowing Team.

Soccer

1991 grad Roger Bush led the Oral Roberts University Women to an 8-12 record. Junior Brooklyn Eardley played eight games and recorded one assist.

1999 grad Ryan Bush led the Oral Roberts University Men to a 6-7-3 record.

2012 grad Tyler McIntosh led the Midwest City Boys to a 2-12 record.

2010 grad Aaron McIntosh led the Mingo Valley Boys to a Heartland Christian Athletic Association Conference Championship in his first year as Head Coach.

Junior Kayla Foster played seven games this past season at Missouri University of Science and Technology, scoring one goal and one assist. The Miners went 4-11-1 overall and 3-9-1 in conference.

Megan Deshazo (sophomore) and Emma Peak (freshman) helped the Northern Oklahoma College (Tonkawa) team to an 8-7-1 overall record and 7-5-1 conference performance this season. Deshazo was named Most Valuable Player and Offensive Player of the Year and made the NJCAA All-Region team, leading the team in total scoring with eight goals and three assists. Deshazo is signed to play for Southwestern Christian University next season. Peak scored one goal and two assists.

Oklahoma City University freshman Abigail Banks only got to play one game this season, due to sharing the lineup with an All-Conference goalie. The Stars went 11-3-2 overall and 6-1-1 for second in conference.

Redlands Community College and sophomore Brooklyn Turner went 9-6-2 this season. Turner saw action in twelve games.

Tennis

Assistant Coach Peter McCorkle (C/o 2005) helped the Oral Roberts men’s team to a 6-12

Track and Field

Colby Community College freshman Ian Baustert finished 27th in the 800 meter run at the NJCAA Region VI Track Championships with a time of 2:09.10 last week. Earlier this season he set 4:28.77 PR in the 1500.

Grand Canyon University sophomore Cheyenne Walden finished the season 6th in the 3K Steeplechase in 11:12.13 and 23rd in the 5K run in 18:47.24 at the Western Athletic Conference Championships. Over the course of the season she set PRs of 4:45.56 in the 1500 run, 5:22.13 in the one-mile, 10:17.49 in the 3k, 17:10.40 in the 5K, and 10:54.11 in the 3K Steeple. She also won the NAU Friday Night Duals one-mile run in the season-opener, placed second in the 3K Steeple at the Aztec Invitational, and broke the school’s 5K record.

Volleyball

Kansas State sophomore Gloria Mutiri had a remarkable season this past fall, earning a multitude of accolades. She was twice named the Big 12 Rookie of the Week, made the All-Big 12 Rookie Team, and was a second team All-Big 12 selection. The American Volleyball Coaches Association selected her for the All-Midwest Region First Team, named her Midwest Freshman of the Year, and gave her an All-American Honorable Mention.

Mutiri finished the season with 271 kills, 3 assists, 15 aces, 192 digs, and 67 blocks in 98 sets. The Wildcats went 15-12 overall and 5-11 in Big 12 action. They will be taking a nine-day trip to Brazil later this month to play a series of exhibition matches in Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo.

Labette freshman Kylie Taylor recorded 2 assists, 2 aces, and 44 digs in 34 sets, helping the Cardinals to an 8-22 record.

Wrestling

Oklahoma State redshirt freshman Daton Fix won the first 26 matches of his career and went 35-2 overall this season, picking up titles at the Oklahoma City Open, the Reno Tournament of Champions, the Southern Scuffle, and the Big 12 Conference Tournament. His only losses came to All-Americans and he placed second at the NCAA Tournament.

UCO redshirt junior Cody Karstetter went 1-0 in his debut season with the Bronchos, winning an 8-3 decision in a dual with Fort Hays State.

CPHS Soccer: Season ends in 2-0 quarterfinal loss to nationally-ranked No. 2 Jenks

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The Charles Page High School Boys Soccer Team (13-3) fell short in their quarterfinal playoff match at nationally-ranked No. 2 Jenks High School (17-0) Friday night by a final score of 2-0.

Jenks got on the board five minutes in when University of Tulsa-commit Will Edwards collected a loose ball and got a shot off that skipped past Sandite keeper Ethan Tippit and rolled just inside the far post.

Jenks dominated possession for the majority of the first half and started to piece things together with about eight minutes left in the half. A shot from Luke Jeffus nearly resulted in a goal as the Jenks goalie struggled to handle it, and a Kaiden Cox free kick was tipped just enough to send it off the crossbar.

The second half featured more of the same with Sand Springs dominating possession to start and earning a multitude of corner kicks, but they were unable to find pay dirt.

The Trojans put the game out of reach at the 10:39 mark when Tippit found himself off his line and was forced to bat a ball away outside the box, resulting in a yellow card. Backup goalkeeper Xander Quiroga was able to stop the shot from the impending free kick, but the ricochet fell to the feet of Edwards who laid it off to Eric Quiroz for the final goal.

Jenks went on to notch a 1-0 victory against Westmoore (11-7) in the semifinals and will play the defending State Champions from No. 12 Union (13-2) Saturday at 7:00 p.m. at the University of Tulsa. Both teams are in pursuit of their sixth State title, and the Trojans are looking for their first since 2006.

The Sandites wrapped up a historic season, starting the year on a ten-game win streak with an Edison Green and White Tournament title. They went 5-2 in district action to earn a home playoff game, and beat Enid 1-0 in the first round.

Sand Springs will graduate eleven seniors Saturday, including Santiago Martines, Tippit, Josh Pardue, Cox, Aaron McKnight, Dawson Quinton, Gustavo Saldana, Weslee Calhoun, Kaleb Brooks, Gustavo Franco, and Braden Hart. The Class of 2019 accounted for 18% of the team’s scoring power this season.

Saldana ended his varsity career with seven goals and four penalty kicks. Cox scored two goals and a PK. McKnight and Calhoun had two goals apiece while Quinton, Brooks, and Franco had one goal each.

Sophomore standout Fernando Saldana was the leading scorer on the team this season with fourteen goals and four PKs, including two hat tricks. Next up was Gustavo Saldana with five goals and two PKs, and Jack Bratcher with seven goals.

Season Scoring

Goals
14 Fernando Saldana
7 Bratcher
5 Gustavo Saldana
4 Jeffus
1 Munoz
1 Cox
1 Esparza
1 Franco
1 Quinton
1 Summerton
1 Brooks

PKs
4 Fernando Saldana
3 Fancher
2 Jeffus
2 Gustavo Saldana
1 Cox
1 Summerton

Total Scoring
18 Fernando Saldana
7 Bratcher
7 Gustavo Saldana
6 Jeffus
3 Fancher
2 Cox
2 Summerton
1 Munoz
1 Esparza
1 Franco
1 Quinton
1 Brooks

CPHS Soccer: Sandites edge Enid 1-0 in playoffs

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The Charles Page High School boys’ soccer team (13-2) won their first-round playoff game against Enid (9-7) Wednesday night at Veterans Memorial Stadium. The match was their third-straight win and fifth shut out of the season.

A rematch of a non-district 2-1 Sandite overtime win from mid-March, the game was chippy from the very beginning with the Plainsmen earning four yellow cards over the course of the night. Marcos Arambula and David Garcia received one yellow card apiece, and Miguel Garcia received his second in the 62nd minute, leaving his team one man short.

Gustavo Saldana split the uprights 27 minutes in and Fernando Saldana had a shot saved in the 30th. With eight minutes left in the half Angel Esparza took a corner kick and the Plainsmen were called for a handball in the box. Fernando Saldana sank the penalty kick for the only point of the night.

Luke Jeffus took a penalty kick with two minutes left in the half, but Angel Neri made the save. Kaleb Brooks got off a pair of shots in the final two minutes, sending one just over the top of the goal, and one into Neri’s arms.

Jack Bratcher made a pair of quick drives downfield early in the second half, but was beat to the kick by Neri the first time, and was fouled by David Garcia the second time. Gustavo Saldana took a direct free kick from the 18-yard line but split the uprights.

Sandite goalie Ethan Tippit had several impressive saves in the second half. Neri also stopped shots from Gustavo Saldana and Kaiden Cox.

In the final thirty seconds Ivan Delgadillo sent a shot a hair wide, Brayan Rodriguez sent a corner kick to Fernando Marrufo, and Marrufo’s header missed right as time expired.

The Sandites will return to action Friday at 8:00 p.m. when they travel to nationally-ranked No. 3 Jenks (15-0-1). The Trojans recorded their tenth shutout of the season and fifth-straight shutout with an overtime golden goal penalty kick, 1-0 against Norman (11-4).

Goals
14 Fernando Saldana
7 Jack Bratcher
5 Gustavo Saldana
4 Luke Jeffus
1 Miguel Munoz
1 Kaiden Cox
1 Angel Esparza
1 Gustavo Franco
1 Dawson Quinton
1 Cameron Summerton
1 Kaleb Brooks

PKs
4 Fernando Saldana
3 David Fancher
2 Luke Jeffus
2 Gustavo Saldana
1 Kaiden Cox
1 Cameron Summerton

Total Scoring
18 Fernando Saldana
7 Jack Bratcher
7 Gustavo Saldana
6 Luke Jeffus
3 David Fancher
2 Kaiden Cox
2 Cameron Summerton
1 Miguel Munoz
1 Angel Esparza
1 Gustavo Franco
1 Dawson Quinton
1 Kaleb Brooks

OSSAA Soccer: Sandites finish as District Runners-Up, will host Enid in playoffs

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Not only is the Charles Page High School boys’ soccer team headed to the playoffs for the first time in recent memory, they also get to host their first round game after finishing as the District 6A-4 Runners-Up.

The Sandites (12-2) concluded the regular season last week with a 4-2 road win against Capitol Hill, putting them at a 5-2 district record. Also 5-2 is Owasso, who the Sandites defeated 5-4 last Tuesday for the tie-breaker win. Securing the district crown was the defending State Champions from Union (10-2, 7-0).

Sand Springs will host Enid (9-6) Tuesday, April 30th, at 7:00 p.m. The quarterfinals will be held Friday, May 3rd on the home field of the winner of Jenks vs. Norman. Semifinals are set for Tuesday, May 7th. The Championship round will be played either May 10th or 11th.

Sand Springs is having a historic season, winning their first nine matches and the Edison Green and White Tournament. They are 6-2 against 6A opponents, have won their last two matches, own four shutouts, and win by an average score of 3-1.

Enid is 7-4 against 6A foes and is coming off a win with an average score of 2-1. Neither team qualified for last year’s playoffs.

The Sandites previously beat the Plainsmen 2-1 in a non-district overtime shootout. Gustavo Saldana made a regulation penalty kick to tie the match and send it to overtime. Then Kaiden Cox, David Fancher, Fernando Saldana, and Gustavo Saldana all made PKs to win the shootout 4-3. Ethan Tippit got the win in the net with three saves.

Fernando Saldana, a sophomore, has been the bread and butter for the Sandite offense this season with fourteen goals. No Sandite but Saldana has scored a hat trick, and Saldana has two. He also has two braces and a four-point performance against Shawnee.

Sand Springs isn’t a one-hit wonder, however. Twelve players have scored and eleven have goals. Senior Gustavo Saldana and sophomore Jack Bratcher both have braces and are tied for second on the team in total scoring.

CPHS Season Stats

Goals
14 Fernando Saldana
7 Jack Bratcher
5 Gustavo Saldana
4 Luke Jeffus
1 Miguez Munoz
1 Kaiden Cox
1 Angel Esparza
1 Gustavo Franco
1 Dawson Quinton
1 Cameron Summerton
1 Kaleb Brooks

PKs
3 Fernando Saldana
3 David Fancher
2 Luke Jeffus
2 Gustavo Saldana
1 Kaiden Cox
1 Cameron Summerton

Total Scoring
17 Fernando Saldana
7 Jack Bratcher
7 Gustavo Saldana
6 Luke Jeffus
3 David Fancher
2 Kaiden Cox
2 Cameron Summerton
1 Miguel Munoz
1 Angel Esparza
1 Gustavo Franco
1 Dawson Quinton
1 Kaleb Brooks

First Round Pairings

Southmoore (7-7) at U.S. Grant (12-2).

  • Grant went 6-1 for the District 1 title, with their only 6A loss coming 5-1 to Deer Creek. They win by an average score of 3-1, have recorded six shutouts and one mercy rule victory, and have won their last five matches. They are ranked 23rd in the nation by MaxPreps with wins over Putnam City, Westmoore, and Edmond North. Grant was eliminated in the first round of last year’s playoffs.

  • Southmoore is 4-7 against 6A opponents and is riding a three-match losing streak. They win by an average score of 3-2, have five shutouts this season with one mercy rule win. Southmoore did not qualify for the post season last year.

Deer Creek (10-3-1) at Mustang (12-3).

  • Mustang is ranked 23rd in the country by USA Today, and holds an 8-3 record against 6A opponents. They win by an average score of 4-1, have seven shutouts, one mercy-rule win, and are coming off a loss in the de facto district title game. They have wins over Southmoore and Putnam City.

  • Deer Creek is 8-3-1 against 6A opponents with three shutouts, and is on a three-game win streak. They win by an average score of 3-2 and have victories over Southmoore, U.S. Grant, and Edmond North.

  • The Broncos previously defeated Deer Creek 3-1 in the second game of the season. Last year Deer Creek upset Mustang 5-1 in the first round of the playoffs.

Bixby (8-7) at Union (10-2).

  • Union went undefeated in District 4 and their only in-state loss was 2-1 to Jenks in the season opener. They win by an average score of 3-1, have six shutouts, and are on a four-match win streak. The defending State Champions are ranked 14th in the nation by MaxPreps and have wins over Broken Arrow, Norman North, Norman, Owasso, and Sand Springs.

  • Bixby is 5-5 in 6A action, with an average score of 3-1. They’ve won five shutouts and are on a three-game win streak. Bixby did not qualify for last year’s playoffs.

Owasso (9-6) at Broken Arrow (9-3).

  • Broken Arrow is 7-2 against 6A opponents with their only losses coming to Union and Jenks. They’ve won four shutouts, beat Enid and Bixby, and are on a five-match win streak with an average score of 3-1.

  • Owasso is 6-5 against 6A foes and is coming off a win. They own five shutouts this season, winning by an average score of 3-1, and have victories against Bixby and Norman.

  • Broken Arrow previously beat the Rams 2-0 in their third match of the season, and beat them 4-0 in last season’s first round playoff.

Norman (10-3-1) at Jenks (15-0-1).

  • The Trojans are one of only two undefeated teams left in the state, ranked 3rd in the nation by USA Today and 9th by Max Preps. They have a division-best nine shutouts and two mercy-rule wins, an average score of 4-0, with wins over Union, Broken Arrow, Bixby, and Enid. They are the returning State Runners-Up.

  • Norman is 9-3-1 against 6A opponents with six shutouts and wins over Southmoore, Norman North, Westmoore, and Sand Springs. They win by an average score of 3-1 are returning State qualifiers.

Enid (9-6) at Sand Springs (12-2).

Edmond North (9-5) at Norman North (10-5).

  • Edmond North is 8-4 against 6A opponents and has several impressive showings in their resume. They have wins over Mustang and Westmoore and only lost by a single goal to both Grant and Deer Creek. They have five shutouts, are coming off a victory, and win by an average score of 3-2.

  • Norman North is 9-3 against 6A foes, riding a three-match win streak with a 3-2 win over Mustang to clinch the District 2 title. They win by an average score of 3-2 and own four shutouts, with wins over Westmoore, Putnam, and Southmoore.

  • Both teams are returning State Semifinalists, and Norman North beat the Huskies 3-2 in the third match of the season.

Putnam City (9-5) at Westmoore (9-6).

  • Putnam is 7-4 against 6A opponents and coming off a win over Southmoore. They have six shutouts and one mercy-rule win, beating their foes by an average score of 3-1.

  • Westmoore is 9-5 against 6A opponents and have won their past two matches. They have four shutouts, lead the division with four overtime wins, and have beaten Mustang, Southmoore, Deer Creek, and Owasso.

CPHS Soccer: Luke Jeffus scores hat trick in 4-2 brawl at Capitol Hill

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The Charles Page High School boys’ soccer team (12-2, 5-2) ended the regular season with back-to-back district wins, topping Owasso (8-6, 4-2) in overtime Tuesday, and beating Capitol Hill (5-8, 2-4) Thursday to spoil the Red Wolves’ senior night.

On Tuesday Jack Bratcher recorded his first brace of the season, Cameron Summerton notched his first goal of the season, and Gustavo Saldana also made his way onto the board for a 4-4 tie in regulation. Fernando Saldana kicked the golden goal in the 87th minute of the match in sudden victory overtime.

The final district game started an hour late following a transportation issue and a lightning delay. At one point the boys were in the middle of loading up to leave when they finally got the go-ahead to start the night. They made the most of it, taking a 4-0 lead on the home team before the Red Wolves battled back, and some of the battles were quite physical.

Sand Springs got off ten shots in the first half and took a 3-0 lead. Luke Jeffus was first on the board, scoring on a corner kick from Bratcher in the 5th minute. Bratcher took a pair of shots of his own, scoring a header in the 12th minute to put back a shot from Gustavo Saldana that bounced off the goalpost.

Salvador Castellon took a free kick for the home team from ten yards out in the 20th minute. He kept it low on the ground and got it past everyone, but just a few inches wide of the goal. The Wolves made another run on goal a few minutes later but Kaiden Cox cleared the box for the Sandites and a pair of corresponding corner kicks sailed wide.

Senior Goalkeeper Jose Alvarez made a beautiful save on a shot from Bratcher in the 31st minute, then Miguel Lopez barely evacuated a shot from Gustavo Franco that got past Alvarez and into the goal but didn’t quite make it to the net. The resulting corner kick set up Jeffus for his first brace of the season in the 34th minute.

Gustavo Saldana bounced one off the goal post early in the second half, then Jeffus had a shot saved a few minutes later. Jeffus recorded his first hat trick from 25 yards out in the 45th. Alvarez blocked one shot, then Dawson Quinton nearly scored a putback but sent it a hair wide.

A full on brawl erupted in the 49th minute after a Sandite went down and a Red Wolf appeared to trample him. Both teams combined in a massive shoving match, but thankfully no punches were thrown and only Lopez received a yellow card. Quinton and Alvarez received yellow cards in the 60th minute and Lopez took over in the goal.

The Red Wolves finally began to battle back as Lopez saved shots from Kaleb Brooks and Gustavo Saldana and Jonathan Perez got them on the board in the 70th minute. Brooks received a technical with seven minutes left and Juan Vazquez made a 52-yard sailing free kick just over Xander Quirogas’s outstretched fingertips. Trent Goldman and Missael Hernandez were both carded after a brief shoving match with five minutes to play, but that was the last action of the night.

Capitol Hill will return to action Tuesday in non-district action against Western Heights (8-3) while the Sandites will return in the State Playoffs on April 30th.

CPHS Soccer: Sandites fall 4-0 to nationally-ranked State Champions from Union

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The last time the Union High School boys’ soccer team visited Veterans Memorial Stadium, it was in last season’s 6A State Finals when they blanked Jenks 4-0 for the Championship. They returned Friday and did the same to Charles Page High School (10-2, 3-2), holding the Sandites to their first scoreless match of the season.

The nationally-ranked No. 12 Redskins (9-3, 5-0) completely stymied a historically potent Sandite offense that averages three goals per game to remain perfect in district action with only a week left in the regular season.

Standout Sandite sophomore Fernando Saldana came out eager, taking a gorgeous shot in the first minute that Union keeper Miguel Bustos barely tipped out, but that was about as close as the Sandites would get. Bustos saved a Saldanda header in the 15th minute, and Jack Bratcher nearly deflected one in off the keeper in the 23rd.

The Redskins tallied seven shots on goal in the first half. Ethan Tippit saved one, one bounced one off the post, and Johnny Rodriguez put the team on the board in the 22nd minute for a 1-0 halftime lead.

Bustos managed to deflect a shot from Luke Jeffus in the 47th minute and saved the corresponding corner kick from Bratcher. Tippit made three more saves but gave up two more goals and Xander Quiroga relieved him in the box.

Anthony Reyes and Isaias Anaya notched goals for Union in the second half. Bratcher made one last run on goal as time expired but his shot was deflected out of bounds as time expired.

Union only needs to win one more match to clinch the district title and their post season berth is secure. They will host Capitol Hill (5-7, 2-3) Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. The Sandites will travel to Owasso (8-5, 4-1) Tuesday at 8:00 p.m.

District 6A-4 Standings
4-0 Union (6-1)
3-1 Owasso (7-5)
3-4 Sand Springs (11-1)
2-2 Edmond Santa Fe (5-7)
2-2 Capitol Hill (5-6)
1-3 Norman (7-3)
1-3 Sapulpa (5-7)
0-4 Shawnee (8-4)

Goals
10 Fernando Saldana
4 Jeffus
4 Bratcher
4 Gustavo Saldana
1 Munoz
1 Cox
1 Esparza
1 Franco
1 Quinton
1 Brooks

Penalty Kicks
3 Fernando Saldana
3 Fancher
2 Jeffus
2 Gustavo Saldana
1 Cox
1 Summerton

Total Scores
13 Fernando Saldana
6 Jeffus
6 Gustavo Saldana
4 Bratcher
3 Fancher
2 Cox
1 Munoz
1 Esparza
1 Franco
1 Quinton
1 Summerton
1 Brooks

CPHS Soccer: Fernando Saldana scores four, Sandites slam Shawnee 4-1

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Sophomore standout Fernando Saldana scored a career-high three goals and one penalty kick Tuesday night, leading the Charles Page High School soccer team (10-1, 3-1) to a 4-1 victory against Shawnee (8-4, 0-4).

Saldana recorded his first hat trick of the season with a penalty kick four minutes into the second half, and scored his third goal in the the 52nd minute. He had to sit out the prior game after earning three yellow cards in nine matches, and the scoring he missed out on against Norman clearly rolled over.

Shawnee started hot but quickly ran out of momentum. Kossi Kodoe had a shot on goal less than a minute in that spat off the post, and Ethan Tippit saved the corresponding corner kick. Kodoe wouldn’t be stymied for long, however, and netted the Wolves’ first and only goal in the 12th minute of regulation.

Jack Bratcher was aggressive early on, nearly scoring a header on a corner kick that barely cleared the top of the goal. He sent a pair of shots a hair wide in the 7th and 15th minutes.

Gustavo Saldana had a shot saved in the 21st minute, Gustavo Franco sent one wide in the 24th, and Luke Jeffus bounced one off the post in the 26th before the team finally hit pay dirt. With twelve minutes left in the half, Bratcher had one rejected off the post but Fernando Saldana sent it back on a diving header to tie the match.

Franco, Bratcher, and Fernando Saldana continued to bring the heat in the final moments of the first half. Saldana had a shot hit the top of the post, deflect into the ground inside the goal, then spit back out, and Sebastian Rodriguez saved two Bratcher attempts in the final three minutes. Finally, Saldana notched the go-ahead goal on a deflection with under a minute left.

The Sandites were the aggressors through most of the night and had eight corner kicks to Shawnee’s three. Rodriguez saved multiple shots from Jeffus and Bratcher in the second half, and Miquel Sanchez also had a shot travel a hair wide.

Sand Springs Soccer will host its final home match of the regular season Friday at 8:00 p.m. against nationally-ranked No. 12 Union (6-1, 4-0), currently the top team in the district. They also have road matches against Owasso (7-5, 3-1) and Capitol Hill (5-6, 2-2) next week before Playoff assignments are released.

District 6A-4 Standings
4-0 Union (6-1)
3-1 Owasso (7-5)
3-4 Sand Springs (11-1)
2-2 Edmond Santa Fe (5-7)
2-2 Capitol Hill (5-6)
1-3 Norman (7-3)
1-3 Sapulpa (5-7)
0-4 Shawnee (8-4)

Goals
10 Fernando Saldana
4 Jeffus
4 Bratcher
4 Gustavo Saldana
1 Munoz
1 Cox
1 Esparza
1 Franco
1 Quinton
1 Brooks

Penalty Kicks
3 Fernando Saldana
3 Fancher
2 Jeffus
2 Gustavo Saldana
1 Cox
1 Summerton

Total Scores
13 Fernando Saldana
6 Jeffus
6 Gustavo Saldana
4 Bratcher
3 Fancher
2 Cox
1 Munoz
1 Esparza
1 Franco
1 Quinton
1 Summerton
1 Brooks

CPHS Soccer: Sandites' historic ten win streak ends in PK shootout with Norman

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The Charles Page High School boys’ soccer team (9-1, 2-1) suffered their first loss of the season Friday night in an overtime shootout against Norman (7-2, 1-2). The Sandites kicked off a ten-match win streak in the 2018 season finale and were undefeated for the first five weeks of the 2019 season in what could very likely be a record-setting run for the program.

It’s hard to say for certain that it hasn’t been done because historic records haven’t been properly kept in decades past. But since Sandite Pride News launched in 2014, their best record has been the 5-9 tally they reached in the past two consecutive seasons. Since then they haven’t won two district matches in a season till now.

The team that finally beat them is 16th in the United Soccer Coaches national rankings.

If the Sandites continue winning the way they have been, they could easily qualify for the State Tournament. Regardless of how the final three weeks shake out, this team has already left its mark as one of the most successful teams in program history.

On Tuesday the boys notched their ninth win of the season in an overtime shootout against Edmond Santa Fe (4-7, 1-2). Jack Bratcher notched the lone goal in regulation, and neither team scored in the two overtime periods. In the shootout Luke Jeffus, Fernando Saldana, David Fancher, and Cameron Summerton made penalty kicks to secure the win.

The team lost Saldana, their leading scorer, after he drew his third yellow card in nine games and was forced to sit out Friday.

The match went scoreless till the 67th minute of regulation when Sandite goalkeeper Ethan Tippit fouled Leyton Lawter and the Tigers were awarded a penalty kick. Jackson Kim put the visitors on the board and things looked bleak for the home team.

Kaleb Brooks came up clutch for the Sandites, netting his first goal of the season with only three minutes remaining. A yellow card was issued to a Norman player after Bratcher was fouled with six seconds left to play and Kaiden Cox took a free kick, but time ran out and the boys went to overtime for the second time this week.

Following two scoreless overtime periods and a hundred minutes of game time, the match came down to a penalty kick shootout. Sophomore Xander Quiroga took over at goalie for Sand Springs and University of North Carolina Asheville-commit Nate Holladay played defense for the Tigers.

Jeffus and Grady Wade made the first kick for each team, but Gustavo Saldana caught the top post on the second kick and Griffin Storm gave the Tigers the lead. Fancher got the Sandites back on track, Jackson Kim retaliated, then Summerton and Ted Foster missed wide.

Trailing 3-2, it came down to Bratcher. The standout sophomore was right on target, but Holladay made the save to knock off one of only two undefeated teams remaining in Class 6A. The only remaining undefeated is nationally-ranked No. 5 Jenks (7-0).

The Lady Sandites (5-6, 0-3) suffered their fourth-straight shutout loss and are still looking for their first district win. Since defeating East Central 6-0 in mid-March, the girls have fallen 0-2 to Enid, 0-7 to Sapulpa, 0-2 to Edmond Santa Fe, and 0-4 to Norman.

Sophomore forward Brooke Goodman scored the first two goals for Norman, putting the Tigers on the board in the 11th minute and notching a brace just 80 seconds later. Aly Burkhart made a penalty kick six minutes into the second half and Megan Jones scored a header in the 67th minute. Despite the loss, sophomore goalie Ali Day was exception with numerous saves against the potent Tiger offense.

Sand Springs Soccer will return to action Tuesday with a district trip to Shawnee. Norman will travel to Edmond Santa Fe on Tuesday. Girls will play at 6:00 p.m. followed by boys at 8:00 p.m.

OSSAA District 6A-4 Girls Standings
3-0 Owasso (10-1)
3-0 Sapulpa (10-1)
2-1 Norman (5-5)
2-1 Edmond Santa Fe (3-5)
1-2 Union (2-4)
0-2 Shawnee (3-5)
0-2 Capitol Hill (3-5)
0-3 Sand Springs (5-6)

OSSAA District 6A-4 Boys Standings
3-0 Owasso (7-4)
3-0 Union (5-1)
2-1 Sand Springs (9-1)
1-2 Edmond Santa Fe (4-7)
1-2 Norman (7-2)
1-2 Sapulpa (5-6)
1-2 Capitol Hill (4-6)
0-3 Shawnee (8-3)

CPHS Boys Stats

Goals
7 Fernando Saldana
4 Jeffus
4 Bratcher
4 Gustavo Saldana
1 Munoz
1 Cox
1 Esparza
1 Franco
1 Quinton
1 Brooks

PKs
3 Fancher
2 Fernando Saldana
2 Jeffus
2 Gustavo Saldana
1 Cox
1 Summerton

Total Scoring
9 Fernando Saldana
6 Gustavo Saldana
6 Jeffus
4 Bratcher
3 Fancher
2 Cox
1 Munoz
1 Esparza
1 Franco
1 Quinton
1 Summerton
1 Brooks

CPHS Girls Stats

Goals
6 Horn
3 Esparza
3 Metcalfe
2 Lynch
1 Watts
1 DeShazo
1 Patton
1 Burgess
1 Horton
1 Lee
1 Slankard
1 Poletek

PKs
3 Horn
2 Lynch
1 Watts
1 Gelsthorpe
1 DeShazo

Total Scoring
9 Horn
4 Lynch
3 Esparza
3 Metcalfe
2 Watts
2 DeShazo
1 Gelsthorpe
1 Patton
1 Burgess
1 Horton
1 Lee
1 Slankard
1 Poletek

CPHS Soccer: Undefeated boys best Sapulpa 5-1 on Senior Night, girls fall 7-0

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The Charles Page High School boys’ soccer team (8-0, 1-0) won its ninth-straight match and first district match of the season Tuesday night at Veterans Memorial Stadium. They prevailed 5-1 against their Highway 97 rivals from Sapulpa (1-5, 0-1) on Senior Night.

Senior forward Dawson Quinton scored his first goal of the season seven minutes into the match, but things slowed down from there and the Sandites only led 1-0 at the half.

 Things opened up in the second period and the home team had numerous shots on goal. Luke Jeffus got a free kick on a Chieftain handball. His first shot hit the back of a Chieftain defender and came right back to him. The second shot was deflected by the goalie, but Jack Bratcher knocked it in for the 2-0 advantage.

Gustavo Saldana deflected a shot in off the goal post and Fernando Saldana scored in the 59th minute with an assist from Kaleb Brooks. Nic Fulmer averted the shutout, receiving a corner kick from TJ Hale for the lone Chieftain goal with ten minute remaining in the match. Gustavo Saldana took a corner kick and Jeffus knocked in a header for the final goal in the 74th minute.

 The Sapulpa girls (5-1, 1-0) bounced back from their first loss of the season with a 7-0 shutout of Sand Springs (5-3, 0-1).

The visitors jumped out to a quick lead, with Kalyn Anderson scoring a header in the 8th minute. Sara Arundell scored a long shot from thirty yards out in the 10th minute, then Abby Graham scored on an assist from Addyson Hoey four minutes later.

Ali Day snagged four remarkable saves late in the first half, but Arundell notched a brace in the 24th minute to take a 4-0 lead into the locker room.

Anderson kicked her second goal of the night just five minutes into the second half, and Abby Graham got on the scoreboard in the 59th minute. Arundell made it a hat trick on a free kick with nine minutes to play. Day recorded four more saves in the second half.

Sand Springs Soccer will return to action Tuesday, April 2nd in a district road game at Edmond Santa Fe. The Santa Fe girls are 1-4, 1-0 while the boys are 4-4, 1-0.

Between matches the Sandites celebrated seventeen seniors.

Ali Carlisle is the daughter of Dean and Jean Carlisle and has been on the team for two years. She is a member of the National Honor Society (NHS) and plans to become a registered nurse. Her favorite soccer memory is the bus rides.

Amrey Lee is the daughter of Tammy and David Carter and has been a varsity player for four years. She is a member of NHS and plans to pursue a degree in nursing from Tulsa Community College (TCC) before attending the University of Oklahoma (OU) to become a trauma doctor. Her favorite soccer memory is “The Tripod.”

Cherysh Meyers is the daughter of Brandee Holland and Samson Meyers. She has been a member of Sandite Soccer for two years. After graduating she plans to attend TCC and Oral Roberts University with the goal of working in Sports Management. Her favorite soccer memory is the excitement of winning in PKs against Coweta.

Brynlee Slankard is the daughter of Rachael Denton and Todd Slankard. She has been on the team for three years and also participates in NHS. After graduation she plans to attend TCC and OU Medical. Her favorite soccer memory is when Morgan Poletek tripped over a mini soccer goal at practice and missed her shot.

Daniela Solis is the daughter of Jose and Olga Solis. She has been on the team for three years, and she also plays basketball and participates in NHS. After graduation she plans to study psychology in college. Her favorite soccer memory is any memory with her team.

Elizabeth Watts is the daughter of Tim and Rachael Watts. She has been on the team for one year. She also runs Track and Cross Country and competes on the Academic Team. In college she plans to major in Environmental Engineering. Her favorite soccer memory is getting to know and spending time with her wonderful teammates.

Kaleb Brooks is the son of Heather Lancaster and Leonard Brooks. He has been on the team for four years and also plays basketball. After graduating he plans to go to college and start his own business. His favorite soccer memory is “chipping Sapulpa’s keeper sophomore year.”

Weslee Calhoun is the son of Angela and Ronnie Calhoun. He has been on the team for four years. After graduation he plans to study Kinesiology at the University of Central Oklahoma. His favorite soccer memory is “scoring a volley from outside the 18 against Memorial.”

Kaiden Cox is the son of Amy and Ryan Cooke. He has been on the team for four years. After graduating he plans to travel the world, attend college, and have a family. His favorite soccer memory is the long bus rides.

Gustavo Franco is the son of Lazaro Franco and Elizabeth Chaires. He has been on the team for four years. After graduating he plans to travel the world and meet new people. His favorite soccer memory is when he scored his first two varsity goals.

Braden Hart is the son of Charles Hart and Kara Hart. He has been on the team for four years and also participates in NHS. After graduating he plans to study Nursing and Pre-Med at the University of Tulsa. His favorite soccer memory is blocking several goals against Union last year.

Santiago Martines is the son of Veronica Rodriguez. He has been on the team for two years and plans to attend college after graduating. His favorite soccer memory is his first varsity game.

Aaron McKnight is the son of Jeff and Cindy McKnight. He has been on the team for four years and is also a member of NHS. After graduating he plans to study Architectural Engineering at Oklahoma State University. His favorite soccer memory is “scoring a header off a cross against Shawnee last year.”

Josh Pride is the son of Eric and Angela Pride. He has been on the team for four years. After graduating he plans to attend Tulsa Tech and to become a firefighter. His favorite soccer memory is playing in the Stillwater Tournament two years ago.

Dawson Quinton is the son of Gina and Damon Quinton. He has been on the team for four years. After graduating he plans to go to college and become an athletic trainer. His favorite soccer memory is “the Stillwater Tournament sophomore year.”

Gustavo Saldana is the son of Gustavo and Estella Saldana. He has been on the team for four years. After graduating he plans to play collegiate soccer and start his own business. His favorite soccer memory is winning in FIFA before game days and scoring a bicycle kick in the Stillwater tournament.

Ethan Tippit is the son of Eric and Brandi Tippit. He has been on the team for four years, and also plays soccer with the West Side Alliance. After graduating he plans to play collegiate soccer and go into Chemical or Mechanical Engineering. His favorite soccer memory is beating Enid in PKs after trailing by two.

Sandite Season Scoring

Goals
7 Fernando Saldana
4 Luke Jeffus
4 Gustavo Saldana
3 Jack Bratcher
1 Miguez Munoz
1 Kaiden Cox
1 Angel Esparza
1 Gustavo Franco
1 Dawson Quinton

PKs
2 Gustavo Saldana
1 Fernando Saldana 
1 Kaiden Cox
1 David Fancher

Total Scoring
8 Fernando Saldana
6 Gustavo Saldana
4 Luke Jeffus
3 Jack Bratcher
2 Kaiden Cox
1 Miguel Munoz
1 Angel Esparza
1 Gustavo Franco
1 David Fancher
1 Dawson Quinton

Lady Sandite Season Scoring

Goals
6 Elizabeth Horn
3 Ari Esparza
3 Baylee Metcalfe
2 Karsen Lynch
1 Elizabeth Watts
1 Demi DeShazo
1 Jade Patton
1 Kasandra Burgess
1 Kaslynn Horton
1 Amrey Lee
1 Brynlee Slankard
1 Morgan Poletek

PKs
3 Elizabeth Horn
2 Karsen Lynch
1 Elizabeth Watts
1 Josie Gelsthorpe
1 Demi DeShazo

Total Scoring
9 Elizabeth Horn
4 Karsen Lynch
3 Ari Esparza
3 Baylee Metcalfe
2 Elizabeth Watts
2 Demi DeShazo
1 Josie Gelsthorpe
1 Jade Patton
1 Kasandra Burgess
1 Kaslynn Horton
1 Amrey Lee
1 Brynlee Slankard
1 Morgan Poletek

CPHS Soccer: Undefeated Sandites survive shootout with Enid for eighth-straight win

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The Charles Page High School boys’ soccer team (7-0) came from behind once in regulation and once in an overtime shootout to defeat the Enid Plainsmen (2-2). They are riding an eight-match win streak dating back to the last game of the 2018 season.

Jhon Nieto gave his team the lead in the 16th minute of regulation and the Plainsmen held it for the majority of the game.

Finally, in the 68th minute, Luke Jeffus was fouled in the box and Gustavo Saldana netted the penalty kick to tie it up. As a non-district match, the teams skipped the overtime period and went straight to a best-of-five shootout to decide the winner.

Plainsmen goalie Angel Neri blocked a PK from Jeffus, and Ivan Delgadillo gave the visitors the lead. Alex Ramirez and Brayan Rodriguez also made PKs for the Plainsmen. Gustavo Saldana tied it at 1-1 and Fernando Saldana tied it at 2-2, but Jack Bratcher missed his kick and the Sandites trailed 3-2. A goal by Andrew Mora would have won the game for Enid.

Mora’s kick was on target, but Sandite keeper Ethan Tippit made the save and David Fancher tied it. The Plainsmen had one more shot to win it, but Tippit blocked Marcos Arambula to extend the shootout. After the first five kicks each team is only awarded one more apiece until someone takes the lead. Kaiden Cox gave the Sandites their first lead of the game, and Tippit blocked Fernando Marrufo to secure the win.

The Lady Sandite Varsity (5-2) lost their second match and first shutout of the season 2-0 to the Enid Pacers (2-2) and both Junior Varsity games ended in ties. The JV Girls are 2-1-3 after a scoreless 0-0 draw. The JV Boys tied 1-1 with the Plainsmen and are 1-0-2 on the year.

Sand Springs soccer will take a nearly two-week hiatus over Spring Break before kicking off district action Tuesday the 26th against their rivals from Sapulpa. The Lady Chieftains are 4-1 and the boys are 1-4.

CPHS Boys’ Season Scoring

Goals
6 Fernando Saldana
3 Luke Jeffus
3 Gustavo Saldana
2 Jack Bratcher
1 Miguel Munoz
1 Kaiden Cox
1 Angel Esparza
1 Gustavo Franco

Penalty Kicks Made
2 Gustavo Saldana
1 Kaiden Cox
1 David Fancher
1 Fernando Saldana

Total Scoring
7 Fernando Saldana
5 Gustavo Saldana
3 Luke Jeffus
2 Jack Bratcher
2 Kaiden Cox
1 Miguez Munoz
1 David Fancher
1 Angel Esparza
1 Gustavo Franco

CPHS Soccer: Undefeated boys win Edison Tournament, improve to 6-0

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The Charles Page High School boys’ soccer team is off to its best start of the decade, riding a six-game win streak to start the season. They won the Edison Green and White Tournament this past weekend and defeated East Central 2-0 Tuesday at the Eastside Sports Complex.

Four of the Sandites’ six wins have come by shutout and they have outscored their opponents 20-2 thus far.

On Thursday they won 2-1 against Nathan Hale and 3-1 against the Jenks Junior Varsity Team No. 2. Fernando Saldana and Luke Jeffus were the only scorers in those two games. They scored one apiece against Hale, and Saldana had a brace against the Trojans.

In the Saturday finals they took on the Jenks Junior Varsity Team No. 1 and prevailed 1-0 with Saldana scoring the lone goal. Don’t let the “junior varsity” tag fool you. The Trojan varsity is ranked eighth in the nation by USA Today, and their JV unit is enough to give most Oklahoma teams a run for their money.

On Tuesday they prevailed 2-0 against a previously undefeated East Central (3-1). Fernando Saldana made an impressive run at goal seven minutes into the match, but the Cardinal goalie had an equally impressive save. Instead it was Gustavo Saldana with the first goal of the night with an assist from Kaleb Brooks. Jack Bratcher netted the second goal in the seventeenth minute, and the teams went scoreless for the remainder of the match.

The Sandites have already scored as many goals in six games as they scored in their first ten games last season. They will play their last non-district match Thursday at 8:00 p.m. when they host Enid (3-2).

CPHS Season Goals
6 Fernando Saldana
3 Luke Jeffus
3 Gustavo Saldana
2 Jack Bratcher
1 Miguez Munoz
1 Kaiden Cox
1 Angel Esparza
1 Gustavo Franco

CPHS Soccer: Sandites start season 2-0, Saldana and Franco score braces

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The Charles Page High School boys’ soccer team is 2-0 to start the season, and has yet to surrender a goal. The Sandites pummeled Coweta 8-0 in their season debut, and defeated Tahlequah 4-0 in a sub-freezing home opener.

Jack Bratcher, Miguel Munoz, Kaiden Cox, Gustavo Saldana, and Angel Esparza scored one goal apiece Friday against Coweta (0-2) and Gustavo Franco had a brace. They also benefited from an own-goal by the Tigers.

On Friday the boys took a 3-0 lead in the first half against Tahlequah (1-1) but slowed down in the second. Gustavo Saldana scored the first goal just five minutes into the match and Fernando Saldana scored on a header ten minutes later.

Cox, Luke Jeffus, Kaleb Brooks, and Jack Bratcher all had close shots on goal in the first half, and Jeffus put his team up 3-0 in the 36th minute. Fernando Saldana scored his second goal in the 50th minute and the teams remained scoreless for the last half hour of regulation.

The Sandites will travel to East Central (2-0) Tuesday at 8:00 p.m.

The JV boys are 1-0-1, beating Coweta 4-0 and going scoreless for a 0-0 tie against Tahlequah.

CPHS Soccer: Sandites top Capitol Hill 2-0 in final match of the year

Julia Wolf led all Sandites this season with eight goals.

Julia Wolf led all Sandites this season with eight goals.

The Charles Page High School varsity soccer teams ended their season Thursday night at Memorial Stadium, hosting Capitol Hill High School from Oklahoma City. The girls' fell 1-0 and ended the year with a 7-7 record while the boys won 2-0 to finish the season 5-9.

Senior forward Jacqueline Martinez scored the lone goal for Capitol Hill in the 36th minute of the match. Neither team scored in the second half and the visitors prevailed 1-0. 

Sophomore Jaden Weiser was the star for the Sandites, playing aggressive throughout the night. His first goal was called offside and Aaron McKnight got the Sandites on the board with only 56 seconds left in the first half. Weiser finally got in the score book just two minutes into the second half, and took several other fantastic shots throughout the remainder of the match. 

Freshman standout Jack Bratcher led all Sandites this season with six goals, followed by Luke Jeffus with five and Weiser with four. McKnight, Weslee Calhoun, and Fernando Saldana scored two goals apiece and Caleb Brooks notched one. 

Sophomore Julia Wolf led the Lady Sandites this year with eight goals, followed by Morgan Poletek with six. Brynlee Slankard, Ari Esparza, Emma Peak, Kylie Taylor, Katie Daniels, Libby Colson, and Jewelia Lahmeyer scored one apiece. 

Sand Springs Soccer will graduate six seniors this season. The girls will lose Lahmeyer, Taylor, Kayla Shuffield, Megan Lambert, and goalkeeper Abigail Banks. The boys will graduate Dylan "Thunder" Hart. Banks will continue her soccer career at Oklahoma City University. 

SEE RELATED: Sand Springs Soccer celebrates six on Senior Night

District 6A-4 Girls Standings - FINAL
7-0 Norman (14-1)
6-1 Union (8-2)
5-2 Owasso (9-4)
4-3 Sapulpa (10-5)
3-4 Edmond Santa Fe (4-9)
2-5 Capitol Hill (7-8)
1-6 Sand Springs (7-7)
0-7 Shawnee (5-10)

District 6A-4 Boys Standings - FINAL
7-0 Union (14-0)
5-2 Edmond Santa Fe (9-5)
4-3 Norman (6-9)
4-3 Owasso (9-4)
4-3 Sapulpa (10-5)
2-5 Capitol Hill (6-10)
1-6 Shawnee (8-7)
1-6 Sand Springs (5-9)

CPHS Soccer: Norman Soccer sweeps Sand Springs

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The Charles Page High School varsity soccer teams made the long trip to Norman Thursday night for a pair of district matches at Gordon Drummon Field.

The Norman High School Boys (5-8, 3-3) won a 3-0 bout against the Sandites (4-8, 0-5) and the Lady Tigers clenched the district title with a 10-0 shutout.

Ethan Tippit saved a shot from Cole Powers five minutes into the boys’ game but Powers made a header on a corner kick just seconds later. Lenni Arrens put back goal two in the 48th minute in the middle of a mad six-man scramble in the box.

Grady Wade had a goal called offside in the 57th minute but Arrens made a brace with a header on a corner kick in the 76th minute.

Nate Holladay collected a pair of beautiful shots from Luke Jeffus midway through the second half and Jaden Weiser was aggressive throughout the game.

The Lady Sandites (7-6, 1-5) suffered their third-straight shutout, falling by mercy rule in 42:49. The Norman Girls (12-1, 6-0) clinched the district title with their fifth shutout and biggest win of the season.

Sand Springs Soccer will return to action Thursday at 6:00 p.m. in the final matches of the season against Capitol Hill.

 

CPHS Soccer: Owasso sweeps Sand Springs, Luke Jeffus scores lone goal

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The Charles Page High School varsity soccer teams suffered defeat Tuesday night at the hands of the Owasso Rams.

The Lady Sandites fell 9-0 and the boys went down 2-1 in a pair of district matches at their home field in Memorial Stadium. 

The Owasso girls (7-4, 3-2) took a 3-0 first half lead on Sand Springs (7-5, 1-4) with goals from Morgan Krispense, Gracie Pate, and a free kick from Faith Lewis that barely sneaked past the outstretched arms of Sandite goalkeeper Allison Day. 

Shelby Gibbs, Kassidy Collins, Baylee Kosciolek, Reagan Krueger, Sasha Pedersen, and Hope Kasterke each notched goals in the second half against the Lady Sandites.

The boys' game was far closer and both teams entered the second half scoreless.

Sandite goalie Ethan Tippit notched a beautiful save on a penalty kick in the first few minutes and was crucial throughout the game. 

Sand Springs (4-8, 0-5) took the lead in the 57th minute with a goal from sophomore standout Luke Jeffus, but Kolby Bauer responded with a brace, scoring at 67:42 and 76:10 for the victory. Owasso improves to 7-4 overall and 2-3 in district action.

Sand Springs Soccer will return to action Thursday with a pair of district matches at Norman High School. Owasso will host Sapulpa on Friday. Girls' games begin at 6:00 p.m. followed by boys at 8:00 p.m.

District 6A-4 Girls Standings

5-0 Norman (11-1)
5-1 Union (7-2)
4-2 Sapulpa (10-4)
3-2 Owasso (7-4)
3-3 Edmond Santa Fe (4-8)
1-4 Sand Springs (7-5)
1-5 Capitol Hill (5-8)
0-5 Shawnee (5-8)

District 6A-4 Boys Standings

6-0 Union (13-0)
5-1 Edmond Santa Fe (9-4)
4-2 Sapulpa (10-4)
2-3 Norman (4-8)
2-3 Owasso (7-4)
2-4 Capitol Hill (5-9)
1-4 Shawnee (8-5)
0-4 Sand Springs (4-8)

CPHS Soccer: Union thumps Sand Springs, Weiser scores lone goal

Sophomore Jaden Weiser scored the lone goal for the Sandites in an 8-1 Friday night loss at Union. 

Sophomore Jaden Weiser scored the lone goal for the Sandites in an 8-1 Friday night loss at Union. 

It was a nearly perfect night for Union High School, not so much for Sand Springs.

The three-straight defending Girls' Soccer State Champions (10-2, 4-1) dealt the Sandites a 10-0 mercy rule shutout on the Redskin Senior Night. The nationally-ranked No. 3 Union boys (12-0, 5-0) continued their streak as the only undefeated team in 6A with an 8-1 victory.

It was an easy night for the Union girls' goalkeeper as Sand Springs didn’t take a single shot and only crossed into the Redskin box a couple of times.

University of Nevada, Reno-commit Payton Lieb scored at 2:25 and University of Arkansas-commit Kyler Goins scored at 11:31 for an early lead and the Lady Sandites never recovered.

The Sandite goalie blocked a shot from Lieb at 31:00, but Holli Meyer put it back less than a minute later for a 3-0 lead at the half.

Alison Day took over at goalie in the second half but things didn’t improve. Mahayla Benedict scored just 23 seconds into the second half and Lieb notched a brace at 41:27.

Day made a pair of great saves in the middle of a Redskin onslaught that sent half a dozen close shots within a foot of the net.

University of Central Arkansas-commit Morgan Hurd got in the scorebook at 50:40, Carsen Bartmess joined her at 52:05, University of Guelph-commit Haileigh Lochhead at 69:17, Northeastern Oklahoma A&M-commit Megan Knox at 76:30, and Northeastern Oklahoma A&M-commit Molly Knox at 77:34 to end the game by mercy rule.

Ruben Torres kicked off the boys' game with a goal at 5:15, followed by Alejandro Martinez at 11:15. Rogelio Jurado scored with an assist from Torres at 25:35 and Adolfo Bustos made it 4-0 with thirteen seconds left in the half. 

Torres made a brace just fourteen seconds into the second half, but Sand Springs responded and Jaden Weiser averted the shutout at 47:11. Brennan Tate got in on the action at 50:10, Jonathan Solorzano at 65:19, and Rylan Franca at 67:04.

The Lady Sandites fall to 7-4 overall and 1-3 in district action, while the boys are 4-7, 0-4. Sand Springs Soccer will host Owasso Tuesday at 6:00 p.m. The Lady Rams are 5-3, 1-2 and the boys are 6-3, 1-2. 

Sand Springs Soccer celebrates six on Senior Night

The Charles Page High School soccer program celebrated six seniors at their Tuesday night matches against Shawnee. The Class of 2018 will graduate five girls and one boy.

Kayla Shuffield is the daughter of Amber Potter and Jorge and April Berumen. She has been a member of the girls' soccer team for one year. After graduation she plans to attend Oklahoma State University and eventually John Hopkins to study medical surgery.

Jewelia Lahmeyer is the daughter of Matt and Crystal Lahmeyer. She has been a member of the girls' soccer team for three years. After graduation Jewelia plans to attend the University of Central Oklahoma to study biology, then will attend medical school at the University of Oklahoma.

Kylie Taylor is the daughter of Kristy and Andy Duncan. She has been a member of the girls' soccer team for four years. After graduation she plans to attend Labette Community College to pursue a career in physical therapy.

Megan Lambert is the daughter of Robert and Jennifer Lambert. She has been a member of the girls' soccer team for three years. After graduation she plans to attend Tulsa Community College and then to major in physical therapy at Oklahoma State University.

Abigail Banks is the daughter of Justin and Shanna Banks. She has been a member of the girls' soccer team for four years. After graduation she plans to play collegiate soccer at Oklahoma City University, where she will study political science and philosophy while pursuing a law degree. 

Dylan "Thunder" Hart is the son of Chuck and Kara Hart. He has been a member of the boys' soccer team for two years. A National Merit Scholar, Hart plans to attend the University of Tulsa who has awarded him their Presidential Scholarship. 

The girls' soccer team is 7-3 overall and 1-2 in district action this season. The boys are 4-6, 0-3. Sand Springs Soccer has four matches left before the playoffs. They will travel to Union High School Friday night at 6:00 p.m. and will play at home next Tuesday against Owasso. 

CPHS Soccer: Sandites split with Shawnee, Girls win 1-0

Brynlee Slankard scored her first goal of the season in a 1-0 district victory against Shawnee. 

Brynlee Slankard scored her first goal of the season in a 1-0 district victory against Shawnee. 

The Charles Page High School girls' soccer team (7-3, 1-2) picked up their first district win of the season Tuesday evening at Memorial Stadium. 

After a scoreless first half, Brynlee Slankard made the lone goal in a 1-0 victory against Shawnee (5-6, 0-3). She scored in the 64th minute and nearly added another with three minutes left, missing the goalie but barely catching the post. 

Hailey Satterfield and Amanda Harris were aggressive for the Lady Wolves, but Oklahoma City University-signed goalie Abigail Banks notched several saves for the shutout. 

The boys' game was a high-scoring affair, but the Wolves (8-3, 1-2) recorded their first district win in come-from-behind fashion 5-4 over the Sandites (4-6, 0-3).

Kossi Kodoe scored six minutes into the match to draw first blood for Shawnee, but Weslee Calhoun tied it up with an assist from Luke Jeffus at 23:28. Jaden Weiser put back a shot from Jack Bratcher for the lead at 27:55, then Bratcher made a goal of his own at 33:05.

Lucas Gunn scored just fourteen seconds after Bratcher's goal and the Wolves trailed 3-2 at half time.

Tommy Leach tied it up less than three minutes into the second half. Aaron McKnight regained the Sandite advantage with a header at 53:27, but Tim Guptill tied it again with a free kick at 63:33 and Gunn notched a brace with twelve minutes remaining.

Sand Springs Soccer will take to the road on Friday at Union High School. The Union boys are undefeated at 11-0 overall and 4-0 in districts. The Union girls (5-2, 3-1) will kick things off at 6:00 p.m. and the boys will play at 8:00 p.m. 

Shawnee will host Sapulpa Friday. The Chieftain boys are 8-4, 2-2, and the girls are 9-3, 3-1. 

CPHS Soccer: Sandites drop district shutouts to Edmond Santa Fe

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The Charles Page High School soccer teams hosted Edmond Santa Fe Tuesday night at Memorial Stadium and both fell by shutout in district action.

The Lady Sandite soccer team (6-3, 0-2) suffered a 5-0 shutout with goals from Taylor Dashney and Grace Hepner and a hat trick by Taylor Mueller. Mueller scored two in the first half and the Wolves led 3-0 at halftime. The Lady Wolves (3-4, 2-0) will host Sapulpa (7-2, 1-0) Friday at 6:00 p.m.

The Sandite boys (4-5, 0-2) fell 3-0 after a mostly close match that saw only one goal till the final two minutes. Matt Brigida scored the lone goal of the first half for the Wolves at 18:39. 

Trent Goldman drew a red card with 2:56 remaining but the Wolves missed their penalty kick. Justin Kessler scored a header off the corresponding corner kick and immediately drew a yellow card with two minutes remaining, then Charlie Carlson scored with 18.3 seconds left. 

Sand Springs will travel to Norman Friday. The Tigers are 3-6 overall and 1-1 in district play, while the Lady Tigers are undefeated at 6-0, 2-0. Edmond Santa Fe will host Sapulpa on Friday. 

District 6A-4 Girls' Standings
2-0 Edmond Santa Fe (3-4)
2-0 Norman (6-0)
1-1 Sapulpa (7-3)
1-1 Capitol Hill (5-4)
1-1 Union (3-2)
0-1 Shawnee (5-4)
0-1 Owasso (3-1)
0-2 Sand Springs (6-3)

District 6A-4 Boys' Standings
2-0 Edmond Santa Fe (6-3)
2-0 Union (9-0)
1-1 Norman (3-6)
1-1 Sapulpa (7-3)
0-0 Shawnee (7-1)
0-1 Owasso (5-2)
0-1 Capitol Hill (2-6)
0-2 Sand Springs (4-5)

CPHS Soccer: Sapulpa sweeps Highway 97 Rivalry 6-1 in both matches

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The Charles Page High School soccer teams suffered a pair of Highway 97 Rivalry defeats Tuesday night at the Westside Sports Complex. Sapulpa won both the boys and girls matches 6-1. 

The Sapulpa girls (4-2, 1-0) snapped a two-game losing streak to kick off district action against the Lady Sandites (3-2, 0-1). Khaige English's first goal was nullified on an offsides call, but she made up for it less than a minute later to take the lead at 6:57. Kayln Anderson added another at 8:36, and Abby Graham had a great shot at 14:50 that was saved by Alison Day. 

Julia Wolf scored with an assist from Kyle Taylor at 23:20, but it would be the only goal of the game for the visiting Lady Sandites. The Sandites trailed 2-1 at halftime and suffered a second half shutout. Stormie Ramsey scored two goals for Sapulpa, one with an assist from Graham, while Graham scored two and nearly had a third as she bounced a header off the crossbar. 

Ethan Castillo kicked off boys' action for Sapulpa (5-1, 1-0) with a goal at 3:25, then assisted Caleb Walsh a few minutes later. Jack Bratcher got the visitors on the board at 8:54. Castillo had an offside goal nullified at 10:47, then Jaden Weiser nearly tied it up at 14:14 but the shot traveled just inches over the crossbar. Castillo scored on a penalty kick at 32:24 and Jaxon Zamudio scored at 39:01 for a 4-1 halftime advantage.

In the second half Walsh scored with an assist from Tj Hale at 65:16 and Castillo made it a hat trick at 69:30. Bratcher nearly had a brace, netting a header at 66:59, but was called offsides. 

The Sandite boys (4-4, 0-1) were coming off a 3-1 win at Nathan Hale (2-2) that saw goals from Bratcher, Luke Jeffus, and Weiser. They will return to action next Tuesday with a district home game against Edmond Santa Fe (4-2, 1-0).

The Lady Sandites will play Collinsville (0-4) Thursday at 11:45 a.m. in the first round of the Stilwell Bank of Commerce Tournament. They will then play either Tahlequah (4-1) or Heavener (2-2) at 4:45 p.m.

The Sapulpa boys will play Daniel Webster (5-1) Friday at 10:30 a.m. in the first round of the Chieftain Classic. The girls will play Grove (5-1) at noon.