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.

Class of 2019 signs 23 college letters of intent

Nine more athletes from the Charles Page High School Class of 2019 signed collegiate letters of intent recently, bringing the school’s grand total to 23 thus far. Six baseball players, five softball players, four track and field athletes, three basketball players, two football players, one wrestler, one cheerleader, and one tennis player are headed to the next level.

Riley Weir signed to wrestle with Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College in Miami. The community college competes in the NJCAA and owns three team National Titles. They finished last season second in the National Tournament under Head Coach Joe Renfro (174-34-3).

Weir missed the post-season of his senior year due to injury, but finished his high school career as a two-time State Champion with a 108-34 record, 49 pins, 10 technical falls, and 16 major decisions. He also holds the school record for fastest technical fall at 1:48.

Aden Baughman signed with the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs and will compete at the NCAA Division I level in track and field and cross country in the Mountain West Conference. The Falcons placed fourth at their recent Conference meet

Baughman holds twenty individual titles, including two 6A State Championships in the 800-meter run. He holds personal records of 49.12 in the 300 hurdles, 50.13 in the 400 dash, 1:53.16 in the 800, 4:30.42 in the 1600, and 10:48.89 in the 3200.

Mitchell Mefford signed with the Oral Roberts University Track and Field Team and will be throwing Discus and Shot Put. Mefford ended his high school career with four Discus titles, including the 6A State Championship, and a personal best mark of 159’01.00”. In Shot Put his PR is 41’10.50.”

ORU is a private university in Tulsa, competing at the NCAA Division I level in the Summit League conference. The men’s team placed fourth in this season’s Conference Meet. They are led by Joe Dial in 24th year as Head Coach.

Jacob Smith signed with Savannah College of Art and Design in Savannah, Georgia. Smith will run track and cross country with the Bees, competing in the NAIA Sun Conference. Smith holds a 3200 meter PR of 10:22.07 and a 1600 PR of 4:39.94. He holds two individual track titles.

Sara Abbet signed with the track and cross country teams at Southern Nazarene University in Bethany, Oklahoma. Abbet holds personal records of 3:12.32 in the 800, 6:28.9 in the 1600, 13:49.23 in the 3200, and 23:21.6 in the 5K. SNU is led by 15th-year Head Coach Billy Miller and competes at the NCAA Division 2 level in the Great American Conference.

Ben Banker signed with the Eastern Oklahoma State College baseball team, joining teammates John Miller and Tyler Ash, who signed earlier this year. Banker finished his high school pitching career with a 2.03 ERA, 1.59 WHIP, and 7-2 record in 51.2 innings.

EOSC is a public community college in Wilburton competing in the NJCAA. Matt Parker (349-133) took the reigns this year after seven winning seasons at Oklahoma Wesleyan. The Mountaineers just finished the season with a 24-22 record, falling in the first round of the Region Two playoffs.

Abbie White signed with the Northern Oklahoma College Cheer team. NOC is a public community college in Tonkawa. The Mavericks are coached by Karri Morrill in her twelfth season. In February they won the Small Two-Year College Co-Ed Title at the United Spirit Association Collegiate Championships in Anaheim, California.

JT Bristow recently signed to play football at Lyon College. Lyon is a private Presbyterian college in Batesville, Arkansas, competing in the NAIA and American Midwest Conference. The Scots went 4-7 last season under first-year head coach Casey Creehan. Primarily an offensive lineman, Bristow also recorded 22 tackles and one offensive fumble recovery last season.

Logan Bateman recently signed with the Oklahoma Baptist University tennis team. Bateman is a #1 Singles State Qualifier, with a season-best performance of second place at the Bartlesville Invitational. OBU is a private NCAA Division Two university in Shawnee, competing in the Great American Conference. The Bison went 6-13 this season in duals, led by first-year head coach Jason Proctor.

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CPHS Baseball: Kyler Copeland signs with College of the Ozarks
CPHS Baseball: Cal Watkins signs with Seminole State College
CPHS Baseball: Cale Savage signs with Northern Oklahoma College
CPHS Baseball: Tyler Ash & John Miller sign with Eastern Oklahoma State College
CPHS Softball: Madelyn Blair signs with University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma
CPHS Softball: Cameron Clemons signs with Northeastern State University
CPHS Softball: Elizabeth Luttrell signs with Cowley County College
CPHS Softball: Kimi Presnell signs with Rogers State University
CPHS Softball: Jacie Taber signs with Missouri State University
CPHS Basketball: Destiny Johnson signs with University of Tulsa
CPHS Basketball: Holly Kersgieter signs with University of Kansas
CPHS Basketball: Isabella Regalado signs with Northeastern State University
CPHS Football: Caden Pennington commits to Northeastern State University

CPHS Tennis: Bateman places sixth at Union, McGeehee takes eighth

Both Charles Page High School tennis teams had solid outings at last weekend’s Union tournament. The girls placed twelfth out of seventeen teams in their season debut, while the boys tied for thirteenth out of fifteen with several solid improvements over the prior week.

Logan Bateman, who placed twelfth last week, improved to sixth in No. 1 Singles with wins over Carson Thomas (Broken Arrow) and Avery Walton (Bixby). He lost to both Thomas and Walton at the Jenks tournament.

Colby Williams improved from thirteenth to twelfth in No. 2 Singles, defeating Thomas Alvarado (Enid). Aries Howard and Tanner Burgess placed fifteenth in No. 1 Doubles, defeating the team from Stillwater. Dylan Warren and Hayden Ashcroft placed fourteenth in No. 2 Doubles, winning their first match of the season against the Union JV team.

Abigail McGehee placed eighth in No. 1 Singles for the Lady Sandites, defeating Brooklyn Sanders (Stillwater). Betsy Almaraz defeated Kaitlynn Miller (Enid) for twelfth in No. 2 Singles. Rilee Buchanan and Alesha Milsap defeated Riverfield and Union JV for thirteenth place in No. 1 Doubles. Loghan Adams and Makayla Tucker placed sixteenth in No. 2 Doubles.

The boys will return to action March 29th at 8:00 a.m. in Muskogee and the girls will play there on the 30th.

CPHS Tennis: Sandites place 15th at Jenks

The Charles Page High School boys’ tennis team kicked off the season with a fifteenth place finish at the Jenks Invitational.

Logan Bateman placed twelfth in No. 1 Singles with a consolation win over Henryetta’s Grant Holder. Colby Williams defeated Adam Bodick (Ponca City) and Cory Knox (Henryetta) for thirteenth place in No. 2 Singles.

The doubles teams both took fifteenth place. Aries Howard and Tanner Burgess defeated the Stillwater duo in No. 1 Doubles. Dylan Warren and Hayden Ashcroft received a default from Union in No. 2 Doubles.

Head Coach Drew White was pleased with his team’s performance, calling it a huge improvement from last year.

The Lady Sandites didn’t get to compete due to a Jenks scheduling error, but will kick off the season Saturday morning at Union. The Boys will play at Union on Friday.

CPHS Tennis: Lady Sandites send four to State Tournament

The Charles Page High School varsity tennis team sent four athletes to the OSSAA 6A State Tournament last week for the first time in school history.

Abigail McGehee qualified in #1 Singles and Delaney Blaylock qualified in #2 Singles. Madison Blaylock and Lindsey Smith qualified in #2 Doubles.

Bixby won the tournament overall and Jenks came in Runner-Up. 

The Boys' State Tournament will be held May 11-12 at the Oklahoma City Tennis Center. Sand Springs did not qualify any athletes. 

CPHS Tennis: Sandites place fifteenth at Union Invtational

The Charles Page High School varsity tennis teams competed at Union High School last month.

Logan Bateman placed thirteen in #1 Singles with wins over Oklahoma Bible and Metro Christian. Caleb Bundy placed fifteenth in #2 Singles with a win over Metro Christian Academy. Colby Williamson/Dylan Kirk placed sixteenth in #1 Doubles and Aries Howard/Sean Kuehn placed fifteenth in #2 Doubles with a win over Oklahoma Bible. 

Abigail McGeehee placed thirteenth in #1 Singles at the Union Tournament with wins over Stillwater and Booker T. Washington. Delaney Blaylock placed fifteenth in #2 Singles with a win over Enid. Almarez/Milsap placed sixteenth in #1 Doubles, and Blaylock/Smith placed twelfth in #2 Doubles.

 

CPHS Tennis: Madison Englestead qualifies for State Championship

The Charles Page High School tennis teams are in the final stretch of the season. After competing at the Union Invitational last week and the Regional Tournament this week, one Lady Sandite will progress to the State Tournament. Madison Englestead will compete in No. 2 Singles at the Oklahoma City Tennis Center this Friday and Saturday. The boys will play their Regional Tournament next Monday at Union.

At last Monday's Union Invitational the boys' team took thirteenth place. Dakota Mitchell placed thirteenth in No. 1 Singles with a victory over Cascia Hall. Quintin Wimer defeated Roman Bandy of Metro Christian and Jordan Knox of Henryetta for tenth place in No. 2 Singles. Caleb Bundy and Aries Howard placed sixteenth in No. 1 Doubles, while Logan Bateman and Dalten Fix placed twelfth in No. 2 Doubles with a victory over Metro Christian. The girls took sixteenth at Union, led by Englestead in twelfth place with a victory over Broken Arrow's Sheridian Reeder.

Dakota Mitchell and Quintin Wimer both qualified for State last season. Mitchell qualified in No. 1 Singles but didn't place. Wimer qualified in No. 2 Doubles with Nashoba Pannell, who graduated last year. Wimer and Pannell placed eighth.

Abigail McGehee and Dakota Mitchell place third at Bartlesville Invitational

The Charles Page High School varsity tennis teams recently competed at the Bartlesville Invitational. Both the Boys' and Girls' teams had solid outings with several impressive finishes. The Lady Sandites tied with Tahlequah for sixth place while Owasso brought home the gold. The boys took sixth outright with the host team winning overall.

Abigail McGehee took third place in Girls' #1 Singles, defeating Guthrie's Kiah Thomas and Owasso's Abbey Jordan. Dakota Mitchell took third place in Boys' #1 Singles with wins over Tahlequah's Dante Scavone and Muskogee's Aaron Adams.

Logan Bateman took fourth in Boys' #2 Singles with a victory against Hunter Swartzbaugh of Guthrie. Madison Englestead took fifth place in Girls' #2 Singles with wins over Guthrie's Lilli Goode and Muskogee's Emma Eaton.

Both the #1 and #2 Girls' Doubles teams took eighth place, as well as #1 Boys' Doubles. Dalten Fix and Caleb Bundy took sixth place in #2 Doubles with a victory over McAlester.

CPHS Tennis: Boys place 14th, Girls place 15th at Jenks Invitational

By: Scott Emigh, Editor-in-Chief

The Charles Page High School Varsity Tennis teams recently competed at the Jenks Invitational Tournament. The girls' team took 15th place while the boys tied with Ponca City for 14th place.

Abigail McGehee competed in #1 Singles for the girls and took twelfth place. Madison Englestead took eleventh place in #2 Singles with wins over Sloane Johnston of Metro Christian Academy and Muskogee's Samantha Estes.

Delaney Blaylock and Hallie West took fifteenth place in #1 Doubles and Betsy Almaraez and Alesha Milsap took fifteenth in #2 Doubles. Both teams scored wins over their Highway 97 rivals from Sapulpa.

Quintin Wimer took thirteenth place in #1 Singles for the boys with wins over Andrew Wilson of Sapulpa and Drew Callant of Enid. Logan Bateman placed thirteenth in #2 Singles with wins over Aaron Phung of Union and Aaron Adams of Muskogee.

Brock Smith and Caleb Bundy placed fifteenth in #1 Doubles with a win over Sapulpa, while Conner Coney and Aries Howard took sixteenth in #2 Doubles.

Sandite Tennis places fourteenth at Union Tournament

By: Scott Emigh, Editor-in-Chief

The Charles Page High School tennis team recently competed at the Union March Invitational. Both the Boys' and Girls' teams tied for fourteenth place.

Dakota Mitchell competed in Boys' #1 Singles and took eleventh place with wins over Lane Hutchison of Broken Arrow and Colton Wion of Henryetta. Connor Coney competed in #2 Singles and took twelfth place. He defeated Josiah Frisbee of Oklahoma Bible Academy.

Logan Bateman and Quintin Wimer took fifteenth place in #1 Doubles with a win over the Stillwater team. Caleb Bundy and Brock Smith took fourteenth place in #2 Doubles, also defeating Stillwater.

Abigail McGhee completed in Girls' #1 Singles and placed thirteenth with wins over Sophie Frasier of Booker T. Washington and Libby Roark of Stillwater. 

Delaney Blaylock and Hallie West competed in #1 Doubles and took twelfth place with a win over the Stillwater team. Betsy Almarez and Alesha Milsap placed sixteenth in #2 Doubles.

Nashoba Pannell and Quintin Wimer place eighth in State Champsionship Doubles

By: Scott Emigh, Editor-in-Chief

Charles Page High School qualified three boys for the Tennis State Championship in Oklahoma City this weekend. Dakotah Mitchell qualified in #1 Singles and Nashoba Pannell and Quintin Wimer qualified in #2 Doubles and went on to take eighth place.

The Sandite doubles team won their first match against Yukon 2-1 with sets of 4-6, 6-3, and 6-4 but dropped the next round to Edmond Memorial 6-1 and 6-0.  

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Moving to the consolation bracket, the duo scored a pair of close sets over Muskogee at 6-4 and 7-6 before falling 6-2 and 6-4 to Owasso. The tournament came full circle as the boys were pitted once more against Yukon, but this time it was the Millers who got the edge. Sand Springs won the first set 6-2 but their adversaries rallied for a pair of close 7-6 wins for the upset. 

Mitchell had a tough match to start against Broken Arrow's Luciano Razzouli, who went on to take eighth place, and gave up a pair of 6-2 sets. In the consolation bracket he took on Jake Golightly of Edmond North and lost 6-3 and 6-2.

Photo galleries from this season can be found HERE.