CPHS Volleyball: Sandites beat Berryhill 3-1, Burris, Mong, and Youngblood post double-doubles


The Charles Page High School varsity volleyball team (12-8) took a five minute trip down 41st Street Thursday evening to battle the Berryhill Maidens (13-8) and walked away with a 3-1 non-conference win. The Sandites won sets of 25-19, 25-15, and 25-17, and gave up a 29-27 thriller in game two.

Oklahoma Baptist University-commit Devree Youngblood led the Sandites with twelve kills and twelve digs, while Anna Nelson had a match-best thirteen kills for the Maidens. Raylynn Mong led the Sandites in assists with sixteen, and Cloe Campfield led in digs with thirteen. Madison Burris was one kill away from a triple double with nine kills, fourteen assists, and ten digs.

Berryhill jumped out to a huge 9-2 lead in game one, but the visitors slowly worked their way back into contention and Mackenzie Harris tied it at 13-13 before Vanessa Wyrick served back-to-back aces for the lead. Sand Springs went on a six-point run from there, with two aces from Mong, and coasted to a 25-19 victory.

Game two saw seven lead changes and twelve tie scores, with the home team holding the edge for most of the set. Burris aced to tie it at 16-16, Berryhill won five straight then Sand Springs won four straight to keep it close. Youngblood killed to tie it at 23-23 and 25-25, Burris tied it at 26-26, and Campfield tied it at 27-27 before a pair of errors gave the home team the win.

The third set was a blowout following a ten-point run from Sand Springs for a 12-3 lead that the Maidens never recovered from. A Youngblood kill iced the win. The visitors never trailed in the final game and won eight of the final eleven rallies, capped by a kill from Sophie Singleton.

Berryhill will host Verdigris (17-9) Tuesday at 6:00 p.m. Sand Springs will host Booker T. Washington (7-9, 1-4) Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. in conference action. They previously beat the Hornets 2-0 and 2-1 at the Sandite Invitational. The Sandites are 10-0 undefeated on their home court this season.

CPHS 3 BHS 1 (25-19, 27-29, 25-15, 25-17)
Kills: CPHS 41, BHS 27.
Blocks: CPHS 7, BHS 1.
Aces: CPHS 14, BHS 7.
Service Errors: CPHS 7, BHS 7.
Total Errors: CPHS 45, BHS 40.
(Sand Springs stats)
Kills: Youngblood 12, Burris 9, Campfield 9, Wyrick 5, Harris 4, Singleton 1, Smith 1.
Solo Blocks: Burris 1, Wyrick 1.
Assisted Blocks: Smith 3, Burris 2, Wyrick 2, Youngblood 2, Harris 1, Campfield 1.
Digs: Campfield 13, Mong 12, Youngblood 12, Blaylock 12, Burris 10, Wyrick 3, Fahland 2, Smith 2, Wicker 1.
Aces: Mong 4, Wyrick 3, Burris 2, Campfield 2, Youngblood 2, Blaylock 1.
(Berryhill partial stats)
Kills: Nelson 13, Inhofe 5, Young 4, Mathews 2, Burgess 2, Clark 1.
Aces: Nelson 3, Burgess 3, Clark 1.
Blocks: Nelson 1.

Frontier Valley Conference Standings
4-0 Broken Arrow (14-1)
4-0 Jenks (11-5)
3-1 Owasso (10-8)
3-2 Union (6-15)
3-2 Sand Springs (12-8)
2-3 Muskogee (5-5)
1-3 Bixby (3-15)
1-4 Bartlesville (2-11)
1-4 Sapulpa (5-7)
1-4 Booker T. Washington (7-9)

Upcoming Conference Matches
9.17 Bartlesville @ Owasso.
9.17 Sapulpa @ Bixby.
9.17 Booker T. Washington @ Sand Springs.
9.17 Broken Arrow @ Jenks.
9.17 Union @ Muskogee.

Jenks Volleyball sweeps Sand Springs 3-0, Youngblood scores 15

Jenks High School (10-5, 4-0) swept the Sand Springs Volleyball team (11-8, 3-2) in straight sets Tuesday night at Frank Herald Field House to remain undefeated in Frontier Valley Conference action with scores of 25-17, 25-21, and 25-19.

The Sandites kept pace with Jenks through most of the first set, despite never leading, and didn’t slip too far behind till a four point run at 15-10. The Trojans only committed two errors in the set, with fourteen kills, three blocks, and three aces. Mikiah Perdue scored six points in the set and Emma Rhodes secured the win on a tipped ball.

Game two was far closer and Sand Springs led early on. Vanessa Wyrick, Madison Burris, and Raylynn Mong rattled off three straight kills to open the set. Cloe Campfield scored two kills and Madison Blaylock had two aces in a four point run for the 8-3 lead, then Jenks responded with a seven point streak for the 10-8 advantage.

A pair of kills from Savannah Labishe made it 14-9 for the biggest lead of the set, but Sand Springs rallied and tied it at 16-16 with a kill from Wyrick. Wyrick tied it again at 17-17, Mackenzie Harris tied it at 18-18 and Burris tied it at 21-21 before the home team rattled off four points for the win, capped by back-to-back aces from Sophie Bufogle.

The Trojans never trailed in the final set and took their biggest lead at 21-12 after a kill form Bufogle. Sand Springs won seven of the next eight rallies but the home team finished strong with back-to-back kills from Addison Morgan.

Oklahoma Baptist University-committed senior Devree Youngblood led all scorers with fourteen kills for the Sandites and also had a team-high thirteen digs. Mong led her team in assists with thirteen. Sydney Williams was the top scorer for Jenks with ten kills.

Jenks 3 CPHS 0 (25-17, 25-21, 25-19)
Kills: Jenks 39, CPHS 35.
Blocks: Jenks 4, CPHS 3.
Aces: Jenks 9, CPHS 4.
Service Errors: Jenks 4, CPHS 6.
Total Errors: Jenks 15, CPHS 23.
(Sand Springs Stats)
Kills: Youngblood 14, Campfield 6, Burris 5, Harris 4, Wyrick 4, Mong 2.
Assists: Mong 13, Burris 9, Blaylock 5, Campfield 2.
Solo Blocks: Youngblood 1.
Assisted Blocks: Campfield 1, Harris 1, Wyrick 1, Smith 1.
Digs: Youngblood 13, Blaylock 12, Burris 9, Campfield 9, Mong 7, Smith 2, Harris 1.
Aces: Blaylock 3, Smith 1.
(Jenks Partial Stats)
Kills: Williams 10, Labishe 7, Bufogle 6, Morgan 6, Perdue 6, Wicker 3, Johnson 1.
Aces: Bufogle 3, Figueroa 2, Burge 2, Rhodes 1, Montes 1.
Assisted Blocks: Perdue 3, Morgan 2, Bufogle 2, Labishe 1.

Frontier Valley Conference Standings
4-0 Broken Arrow (14-1)
4-0 Jenks (10-5)
3-1 Owasso (10-7)
3-2 Sand Springs (11-8)
2-2 Union (5-13)
1-3 Bixby (3-14)
1-3 Muskogee (4-5)
1-3 Bartlesville (2-10)
1-3 Booker T. Washington (7-8)
1-4 Sapulpa (5-7)

Upcoming Conference Schedule
9.17 Bartlesville @ Owasso.
9.17 Broken Arrow @ Jenks.
9.17 Sapulpa @ Bixby.
9.17 Union @ Muskogee.
9.17 Booker T. Washington @ Sand Springs.

CPHS Volleyball: Sandites throttle Enid 3-0 on the road

Makenzie Harris scores a kill Tuesday night at the Ed Dubie Field House against Muskogee.

Makenzie Harris scores a kill Tuesday night at the Ed Dubie Field House against Muskogee.

The Charles Page High School varsity volleyball team (11-7) traveled to Enid Thursday evening and picked up their first road win with a 3-0 sweep. The Sandites defeated the Pacers 25-12, 25-6, and 25-13 in non-conference action at the Northern Oklahoma College Mabee Center.

The Pacers took an early 5-2 lead in game one after an ace from Catherine Cunningham and a kill from D’Sani Levy. Devree Youngblood tied it with a kill at 7-7 and gave her team the lead when she combined on a block with Vanessa Wyrick. The home team never again led in any of the three sets.

Sand Springs closed out the first game on a seven-point streak, then won the first four rallies of game two. The Pacers made it a one-point game with an ace from Evencilla Malolo, but the visitors went on runs of seven, six, and five points in the lopsided second game. The second string saw ample gameplay in the set and Sophie Singleton, Payton Robbins, and Jacelyn Smith all recorded kills.

Enid prevented any significant runs in the third set, but still couldn’t keep up with the potent Sandite offense. Youngblood scored four kills in the set, including three of the final five points.

Cloe Campfield led all scorers with her second-straight double-double, scoring ten kills and thirteen digs. Madison Blaylock led the team in digs with sixteen and in aces with three. Madison Burris led in assists with twelve. Fourteen Sandites saw action and nine scored points in the easy win.

Levy led the Pacers in scoring with five kills and their only block. She also sang the national anthem prior to the match.

Enid recognized their junior high volleyball programs between sets. One player from the 7th Grade team and one player from the 8th Grade team went head-to-head in a contest to see who could make the most in-bounds serves in one minute.

Sand Springs volleyball will play a crucial conference road game Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. against Jenks (7-2, 3-0). The Pacers will host Piedmont (2-9) Tuesday at 6:00 p.m.

CPHS 3 EHS 0 (25-12, 25-6, 25-13)
Kills: CPHS 33, EHS 12.
Blocks: CPHS 4, EHS 1.
Aces: CPHS 9, EHS 3.
Service Errors: CPHS 2, EHS 3.
Total Errors: CPHS 15, EHS 26.
Sand Springs Stats
Kills: Campfield 10, Youngblood 8, Smith 4, Burris 3, Harris 3, Wyrick 2, Blaylock 1, Singleton 1, Robbins 1.
Assists: Burris 12, Mong 9, Blaylock 2, Harris 1, Hughes 1.
Assisted Blocks: Wyrick 3, Harris 2, Youngblood 1, Smith 1, Singleton 1.
Digs: Blaylock 16, Campfield 13, Youngblood 6, Mong 5, Harris 2, DeWitt 2, Holland 1, Burris 1.
Aces: Blaylock 3, Wyrick 2, Campfield 2, Youngblood 1, Burris 1.
Enid (Partial) Stats
Kills: Levy 5, Brinley 3, Cotarelo 2, Cunningham 1, Wilson 1.
Aces: Cunningham 1, Malolo 1, Waldroup 1.
Blocks: Levy 1.

Frontier Valley Conference Standings
3-0 Broken Arrow (13-1)
3-0 Jenks (7-2)
3-1 Sand Springs (11-7)
2-1 Owasso (6-5)
2-2 Union (5-10)
1-2 Bixby (1-10)
1-3 Booker T. Washington (7-7)
1-3 Sapulpa (5-6)
1-3 Muskogee (4-5)
1-3 Bartlesville (2-9)

Upcoming FVC Matches
9.10 Bixby @ Broken Arrow.
9.10 Booker T. Washington @ Muskogee.
9.10 Sand Springs @ Jenks.
9.10 Union @ Bartlesville.
9.10 Sapulpa @ Owasso.

CPHS Volleyball: Sandites improve to 10-0 at home, Campfield scores 19 in 3-1 win over Muskogee


The Charles Page High School varsity volleyball team (10-7) continued their home winning streak Tuesday evening at the Ed Dubie Field House, topping Muskogee 3-1 in Frontier Valley Conference action. The Sandites are undefeated 10-0 on their home court this season and are 3-1 in league play.

Senior standout Cloe Campfield scored a team-high fifteen kills, followed by Devree Youngblood with nine. Raylynn Mong led the team in assists with eighteen, while Madison Burris had a team-high eleven digs and seventeen assists.

Muskogee struggled defensively in the first set but made only six errors, allowing them to compete closely with the home team till the final rallies. The match tied eight times and Muskogee led three times before falling behind on a service error at 12-11 and never recovering. They hung tight till 18-17, then Sand Springs went on a seven-rally streak with a pair of aces from Mong to secure the win.

The second game was a back-and-forth affair with Sand Springs coming back from a 4-1 deficit to a 5-4 lead. Three straight scores from Youngblood made it 11-8, then the Roughers went on a run with an ace from Chloe Lamont for the 13-12 advantage. Campfield tied it, Paige Irwin took back the lead, and the Roughers then went on a seven-straight win streak with four aces from Lexie Reynolds to put the set well out of reach for the home team. Jacelyn Smith broke the streak but Jenna Winters and Alexis Boyd knocked back kills for the win.

Sand Springs had little difficulty in round three with aces from Madison Blaylock, blocks from Vanessa Wyrick and Smith, kills from Gillian Wicker and Sophie Singleton, and plenty of time for the second string. They led by as much as 22-12 before Wicker secured the 25-18 win.

Muskogee took a 4-0 lead in the final game before the Sandites surged back to make it 6-5. It was back and forth from there and the game tied seven times with four lead changes, but Sand Springs never trailed after 8-7.

The Roughers had two stars in Irwin and Alex Boyd, who had fourteen and thirteen kills, respectively. Reynolds had a game-high five aces.

Sand Springs will travel to Enid (6-7) Thursday at 6:30 p.m. for a non-conference match, and Muskogee will compete at the Hulbert Tournament this Friday.

CPHS 3 MHS 1 (25-17, 15-25, 25-18, 25-23)
Kills: CPHS 47 MHS 41.
Blocks: CPHS 6, MHS 2.
Aces: MHS 14, CPHS 12.
Service Errors: CPHS 8, MHS 12.
Total Errors: MHS 25, CPHS 26.
Sand Springs Stats
Kills: Campfield 15, Youngblood 10, Harris 7, Burris 6, Smith 5, Mong 2, Wyrick 1, Singleton 1.
Assists: Mong 18, Burris 17, Blaylock 5, Youngblood 2, Campfield 1.
Assisted Blocks: Smith 4, Burris 3, Youngblood 2, Wyrick 2, Campfield 1.
Digs: Burris 11, Campfield 9, Youngblood 9, Blaylock 9, Mong 6, Harris 2, Smith 2.
Aces: Campfield 3, Mong 3, Youngblood 3, Blaylock 2, Burris 1.
Muskogee Stats
Kills: Irwin 14, Boyd 13, Reynolds 6, Williams 3, Winters 2, Wahl 2, Lamont 1.
Aces: Reynolds 5, Irwin 3, Schuler 2, Winters 2, Henry 1, Lamont 1.
Solo Blocks: Williams 1.
Assisted Blocks: Williams 1, Reynolds 1.

Frontier Valley Conference Standings
3-0 Broken Arrow (13-1)
3-0 Jenks (7-2)
3-1 Sand Springs (10-7)
2-1 Owasso (6-4)
2-2 Union (5-10)
1-2 Bixby (1-10)
1-3 Sapulpa (5-5)
1-3 Muskogee (4-5)
1-3 Bartlesville (1-9)
1-3 Booker T. Washington (7-6)

Frontier Valley Conference Upcoming Matches
9.10 Booker T. Washington @ Muskogee.
9.10 Union @ Bartlesville.
9.10 Sapulpa @ Owasso.
9.10 Bixby @ Broken Arrow.
9.10 Sand Springs @ Jenks.

CPHS Volleyball: Lincoln Christian snaps Sandite winning streak 3-2

The Charles Page High School varsity volleyball team (9-7) had an eight-match win streak snapped Thursday evening at Lincoln Christian School (6-5) as the Bulldogs overcame early errors for a 3-2 non-conference victory.

Five Sandites recorded kills and five posted blocks in the first set, holding strong for a 25-19 win, capped by a tipped ball from Vanessa Wyrick. The Bulldogs never led, but also never fell far behind, trailing by only six points at their worst.

Lincoln came out hard in round two, winning five straight rallies after an ace from Raylynn Mong. A kill and an ace from Wyrick cut it to 6-5 but Micah Clayton got hot with three kills in a 6-1 run for the Bulldogs. Bayleigh Smith was big at the net with four kills and three blocks, while Hope Keltner had a kill, a block, and three aces. The home team ended on a ten-point streak for the dominant 25-11 win.

Game three was closely fought with seven lead changes and ten tie scores. Sand Springs took its final lead with a four-point run at 14-11. After a kill from Devree Youngblood at 15-13 the Bulldogs went on a seven-point streak with three kills from Keltner that the Sandites never recovered from. The visitors won four of the final six rallies, but couldn’t quite tie it and Smith attacked the 25-23 game-winner.

Sand Springs stormed back in the fourth set to tie the match. Raena Marrick was first on the board, but the visitors won the next six rallies, capped by back-to-back aces from Youngblood. The Sandites took their biggest lead at 16-7 before the Bulldogs tried to stage a comeback. Katie Gleason aced to cut it to 21-19, but the visitors won four of the final five rallies with an ace from Wyrick and a kill from Youngblood.

The home team jumped out to a 4-0 lead in the final game and never gave it up, finishing on a five-rally streak for the 15-6 victory.

Clayton led all scorers with sixteen kills. Youngblood had a team-high fourteen kills, seventeen digs, and three aces. Madison Burris led the Sandites in assists with fourteen, and Jacelyn Smith had a team-high four blocks.

Lincoln Christian will return to action Tuesday in Coweta (6-4) at 6:00 p.m. Sand Springs will host Muskogee (4-4, 1-2) Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. in a return to conference action.

LCS 3 CPHS 2 (19-25, 25-11, 25-23, 20-25, 15-6)
Kills: LCS 50,
Blocks: CPHS 7, LCS 5.
Aces: LCS 14, CPHS 10.
Service Errors: CPHS 3, LCS 16.
Total Errors: LCS 38, CPHS 40.
(Sand Springs Stats)
Kills: Youngblood 14, Campfield 6, Wyrick 6, Burris 5, Smith 2, Harris 1, Mong 1.
Assists: Burris 14, Mong 11, Blaylock 3, Wyrick 1.
Assisted Blocks: Smith 4, Wyrick 3, Burris 2, Campfield 2, Youngblood 2, Harris 1.
Digs: Youngblood 17, Mong 16, Burris 12, Blaylock 12, Campfield 10, Wicker 5, Harris 3, Wyrick 1.
Aces: Youngblood 3, Wyrick 2, Mong 2, Burris 2, Campfield 1.
(Lincoln Christian Scoring Stats Only)
Kills: Clayton 16, Keltner 9, Smith 9, Marrick 7, Riley 5, Gleason 3, Cunningham 1.
Aces: Keltner 4, Trompler 4, Gleason 2, Clayton 2, Bustamante 1, Cunningham 1.
Solo Blocks: Smith 2.
Assisted Blocks: Smith 2, Keltner 2, Marrick 1, Clayton 1.

Frontier Valley Conference Standings
3-0 Broken Arrow (13-1)
3-0 Jenks (7-2)
2-1 Owasso (6-4)
2-1 Sand Springs (9-7)
1-2 Sapulpa (5-4)
1-2 Muskogee (4-4)
1-2 Union (3-9)
1-2 Bixby (1-9)
0-3 Bartlesville (1-9)

Upcoming Conference Matches
9.3 Booker T. Washington @ Bartlesville.
9.3 Muskogee @ Sand Springs.
9.3 Union @ Sapulpa.
9.10 Sand Springs @ Jenks.
9.10 Union @ Bartlesville.
9.10 Booker T. Washington @ Muskogee.
9.10 Bixby @ Broken Arrow.
9.10 Sapulpa @ Owasso.

CPHS Volleyball: Sandites win eighth-straight, sweep Bartlesville 3-0

The Charles Page High School varsity volleyball team (9-6, 2-1) picked up their eighth-straight win Tuesday evening on the road with a 3-0 sweep of Bartlesville (0-7, 0-3) in Frontier Valley Conference action. The Sandites defeated the Bruins 25-18, 25-15, and 25-14.

Bartlesville only led once in the first set after a Hannah Lindsly ace at 2-1, but Sand Springs won the next nine rallies with three kills from Madison Burris. The Bruins cut that deficit to 14-11 with a kill from Lydia Knollmeyer, but the visitors finished strong with three kills and an ace from Devree Youngblood.

Game two was very similar to the first set, with the Sandites riding a nine-point streak to a 10-3 lead. Youngblood scored six kills in that set.

Mia Otten scored the first kill of the third game, and that was the only time the Bruins led. Cloe Campfield tied it and served an ace for the lead, and the Sandites never looked back. A pair of errors tied it at 5-5, but Sand Springs won the next nine points and five of the final six rallies.

Youngblood led all scorers with fifteen kills and two aces. Raylynn Mong notched seventeen assists, and Campfield had a team-high ten digs. Brooke Bluhm led the Bruins with five kills.

Bartlesville will return to action Thursday in a non-conference bout with Edison Prep (2-4). Sand Springs will also take a break from conference play when they travel to Lincoln Christian (5-4) Thursday at 6:00 p.m.

CPHS 3 BHS 0 (25-18, 25-15, 25-14)
Kills: CPHS 38, BHS 23.
Blocks: CPHS 2, BHS 1.
Aces: CPHS 7, BHS 4.
Service Errors: CPHS 3, BHS 4.
Total Errors: CPHS 19, BHS 28.
(Sand Springs Stats)
Kills: Youngblood 15, Campfield 7, Burris 6, Wyrick 5, Smith 3, Harris 2.
Assists: Mong 17, Burris 11, Blaylock 3, Wyrick 1.
Assisted Blocks: Campfield 2, Wyrick 2.
Digs: Campfield 10, Blaylock 7, Mong 7, Youngblood 6, Burris 1, Harris 1, Wyrick 1.
Aces: Campfield 2, Youngblood 2, Blaylock 2, Smith 1.
(Bartlesville Stats)
Kills: Bluhm 5, Knollmeyer 4, Hadrava 3, Wood 3, Otten 3, Hough 2, Erwin 1, Lindsly 1, #10 1.
Aces: Knollmeyer 1, Lindsly 1, Wood 1, Ahlert 1.
Assisted Blocks: Hadrava 1, Hough 1.

Frontier Valley Conference standings
3-0 Broken Arrow (13-1)
3-0 Jenks (7-2)
2-1 Owasso (6-3)
2-1 Sand Springs (9-6)
1-2 Union (2-9)
1-2 Bixby (1-9)
1-2 Booker T. Washington (7-6)
1-2 Sapulpa (4-4)
1-2 Muskogee (3-4)
0-3 Bartlesville (0-7)

CPHS Volleyball: Sandites win inaugural tournament, 2-0 over Booker T. Washington


The Charles Page High School varsity volleyball team (8-6) won its first tournament in nearly a decade Saturday afternoon, and they did it on their home court. The Inaugural Sandite Invitational marked the first time the Sandites have hosted their own tournament since 2014.

Sand Springs defeated McLain, Will Rogers, Tecumseh, Bishop Kelley Junior Varsity, and Booker T. Washington to secure the title.

In a preseason Q&A first-year Head Coach Derek Jackson said he wanted to see his girls defend the home court, and thus far on the season they are undefeated 8-0 in the Ed Dubie Field House.

The Sandites swept their first four opponents 2-0 but needed three sets to down Booker T. Washington (6-4) in the semifinals. The Hornets then defeated Tecumseh (7-5) in the loser’s bracket to earn a rematch for the title, and Sand Springs swatted the Hornets down with relative ease in their second meeting.

Oklahoma Baptist University-commit Devree Youngblood scored a team-high seven kills with three aces. Vanessa Wyrick and Raylynn Mong also scored three aces apiece, and Mong tied with Madison Burris for a team-high eight assists each.

The first set was fairly competitive early on, till Sand Springs went on a six-point run for a 15-6 lead that the Hornets never recovered from. Trailing 20-9, Washington tried to rally against the Sandite second string, but ultimately McKenzie Harris secured the 25-16 victory with a kill.

Game two wasn’t even close. After a rocky start and 4-1 deficit, the home team pulled together an eight-point run with three aces from Wyrick and three kills from Youngblood. Washington got as close as 10-8, then Sand Springs won nine more rallies in a row and ended the day on a five point run at 25-11.

The Sandites won twelve of thirteen sets in the tournament and outscored their opponents 313-184.

Sand Springs will return to action Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. in Bartlesville (0-4) in Frontier Valley Conference play. The Hornets will play a home conference match against Sapulpa (4-3) at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday. The Hornets and Sandites will get a rematch September 17th in their conference battle.

Kills: CPHS 18, BTW 6.
Blocks: CPHS 5, BTW 1.
Aces: CPHS 10, BTW 2.
Service Errors: CPHS 8, BTW 3.
Total Errors: CPHS 18, BTW 17.
(Sand Springs stats)
Kills: Youngblood 7, Campfield 4, Burris 3, Harris 2, Wyrick 2.
Assists: Burris 8, Mong 8, Wyrick 1, Blaylock 1.
Solo Blocks: Smith 1.
Assisted Blocks: Wyrick 2, Smith 2, Youngblood 1, Harris 1, Campfield 1, Burris 1.
Digs: Blaylock 4, Mong 3, Campfield 1, Conrad 1, DeWitt 1.
Aces: Mong 3, Wyrick 3, Youngblood 3, Campfield 1.
(Booker T. Washington stats)
Kills: Johns 2, Gripado 2, Pappas 1, McIntosh 1.
Aces: Vance 1, Thompson 1.
Assisted Blocks: Thompson 1, Turner 1.

CPHS Volleyball: Sandites headed to tournament finals with 2-1 win over Booker T. Washington


The Charles Page High School varsity volleyball team (7-6) earned their first winning record of the season and punched their ticket to the Sandite Invitational finals with a 2-1 victory over Booker T. Washington (5-3) Saturday afternoon at the Ed Dubie Field House.

Sand Springs won the first and third sets 26-24 and 15-7. They are on a six-match winning streak, and won twelve-straight sets before falling 25-22 to the Hornets in game two.

Oklahoma Baptist University-commit Devree Youngblood led all scorers with ten kills in the best-of-three match. Raylynn Mong had a team-high sixteen assists and three aces.

Washington went on a six point run for an early 9-5 lead thanks to powerful hitting from Andrea Hernandez and Makenzie Johns. Sand Springs played from the hole for the majority of the set, but tied it at 11-11 with a block from Youngblood and Vanessa Wyrick, and at 22-22 on an error. 

Mong recorded nine assists in the game, with four going to Madison Burris and four to Youngblood. Burris paced the team, but Youngblood came up clutch at the end of the set, scoring three of her kills in the final six rallies. Youngblood gave her team the 23-22 lead, Lexa Turner tied it, Youngblood responded, Tia Gripado tied it, then Youngblood scored once again. Finally, Wyrick served an ace to secure the victory..

The second set went much the same as the first, with Washington taking an early lead and Sand Springs staging a late rally. This time, however, the Hornets held strong. A four-point run with a kill and an ace from Sydney Thompson gave Washington the lead from 11-8 till 20-20 when the Sandites went on a five-point run with three kills from Youngblood. The visitors won five of the final seven rallies and Gripado hit the game winner. 

Game three was a whole different story, with Sand Springs taking a commanding 5-0 lead right out of the gate thanks to three-straight aces from Mong. Emma Pappas aced to cap a three-point run for Washington, then the Sandites rattled off four more. Gripado and Hernandez tried to keep their team alive, but a 6-1 run sealed their fate after back-to-back kills from Jacelyn Smith. 

The Sandites will play the winner of Booker T. Washington vs. Tecumseh (7-4) for the tournament title at approximately 3:00 p.m. They previously beat Tecumseh 2-0 (25-22, 25-15) in pool play. If the winner of the loser’s bracket beats the undefeated Sandites, a tie-breaker round will be played.

CPHS 2 BTW 1 (26-24, 22-25, 15-7)
Kills: CPHS 27, BTW 27.
Blocks: CPHS 3, BTW 1.
Aces: CPHS 6, BTW 5.
Service Errors: CPHS 7, BTW 6.
Total Errors: CPHS 23, BTW 27.
(Sand Springs stats)
Kills: Youngblood 10, Burris 5, Wyrick 5, Campfield 3, Smith 3, Blaylock 1.
Assists: Mong 16, Burris 6.
Assisted Blocks: Wyrick 3, Youngblood 2, Burris 1.
Digs: Blaylock 3, Youngblood 1, Mong 1, Campfield 1, Burris 1.
Aces: Mong 3, Wyrick 2, Blaylock 1.
(Booker T. Washington stats)
Kills: Gripado 9, Johns 5, Hernandez 4, Thompson 4, Stephens 2, McIntosh 2, Turner 1.
Aces: Pappas 3, Turner 1, Thompson 1.
Assisted blocks: Gripado 1, Hernandez 1.

CPHS Volleyball: Sandites sweep Bishop Kelley JV 2-0 in home tournament

Sand Springs is on a roll and back to a .500 record after picking up their fifth-straight win Saturday morning in the gold bracket of the Sandite Invitational. The Charles Page High School varsity volleyball team (6-6) won a 2-0 sweep against the Bishop Kelley Junior Varsity team with sets of 25-21 and 25-19 to remain undefeated on their home court.

Don’t let the JV tag fool you, the Bishop Kelley Red team is no slouch. The girls finished second in their pool on Friday and are the backups to a defending State Championship team.

Cloe Campfield led all scorers with six kills and three aces in the two-set match, followed by Vanessa Wyrick with five kills and two aces. Six Sandites combined for twelve aces in the match.

Sand Springs trailed only twice in the first set, riding a six-point run to a 9-4 lead and never looking back. Caroline Mosier broke up the streak with a kill and an ace, but Campfield responded with three-straight aces. The Sandites led by as much as 22-10 before putting in the second string, and the Comets quickly took advantage with an 11-3 run before a Mosier service error secured the Sandite win.

The home team trailed only twice in the second set as well, with Jessica Flusche scoring an ace for a 9-8 Comet advantage. Jacelyn Smith tied it up and Madison Blaylock aced in a five-point run that the visitors never recovered from.

Sand Springs will get a conference preview game in their next match when they take on Booker T. Washington (5-2) at 12:00 p.m. The Sandites beat Washington 3-1 (22-25, 25-19, 25-11, 25-22) when they met last year in conference action, but the Hornets are riding a four-game streak as the winners of Friday’s A Pool. The loser of that match will play at 1:00 p.m. and the winner will play at 2:00 p.m. in the Championship finals. An if-needed match will be played at 3:00 p.m.

CPHS 2 BKJV 0 (25-21, 25-19)
Kills: CPHS 19, BKJV 16.
Blocks: CPHS 2, BKJV 0.
Aces: CPHS 12, BKJV 4.
Service Errors: CPHS 6, BKJV 8.
Total Errors: CPHS 20, BKJV 17.
(Sand Springs Stats)
Kills: Campfield 6, Wyrick 5, Smith 3, Burris 2, Harris 2, Youngblood 1.
Assists: Mong 7, Burris 6, Blaylock 1.
Assisted Blocks: Burris 1, Campfield 1, Wyrick 1, Smith 1.
Digs: Burris 2, Mong 2, Wicker 1.
Aces: Campfield 3, Burris 2, Mong 2, Wyrick 2, Blaylock 2, Wicker 1.
(Bishop Kelley Stats)
Kills: Mosier 5, Holdgrafer 4, Flusche 3, #3 1, Ross 1, Busch 1, Perkins 1.
Aces: Mosier 1, Flusche 1, Enzbrenner 1, Payne 1.

CPHS Volleyball: Sandites sweep Tecumseh 2-0, go undefeated on first day of tournament

The Charles Page High School varsity volleyball team (5-6) breezed through its first two matches Friday morning at the Sandite Invitational, and survived a tough Tecumseh team (3-4) to win their pool and advance to Saturday’s gold bracket.

The Lady Sandites won their fourth-straight match 25-22 and 25-15 in the best-of-three tournament. Oklahoma Baptist University-commit Devree Youngblood led Sand Springs with eight kills and an ace, while Bailey Swanner scored eight kills and a block for Tecumseh.

The first set was a back-and-forth affair from the very beginning with Sand Springs not taking the final lead till 22-21. The upper hand changed eight times and the match tied eleven times. Five of Youngblood’s kills came in that game.

Sand Springs secured things much earlier in game two, taking the lead at 8-7 and running it up to 14-8 with kills from Youngblood and Vanessa Wyrick, and Mackenzie Harris scored the game-winner.

Cloe Campfield finished the match right behind Youngblood with seven kills and a team-high five digs. Madison Burris had a team-high nine assists, followed by Raylynn Mong with eight. Madison Blaylock recorded four digs.

The Sandites will return to action Saturday morning at 9:00 a.m. against the Bishop Kelly Junior Varsity. They will play against at 11:00 a.m. with a loss or 12:00 p.m. with a win.

CPHS 2 THS 0 (25-22, 25-15)
Kills: CPHS 26, THS 14.
Blocks: THS 2, CPHS 0.
Aces: THS 3, CPHS 2.
Service Errors: CPHS 3, THS 4.
Total Errors: CPHS 18, THS 22.
(Sand Springs stats)
Kills: Youngblood 8, Campfield 7, Burris 3, Wyrick 2, Mong 2, Smith 2, Harris 2.
Assists: Burris 9, Mong 8, Blaylock 2.
Digs: Campfield 5, Blaylock 4, Mong 2.
Aces: Youngblood 1, Mong 1.
(Tecumseh stats)
Kills: Swanner 8, Keel 2, Jones 2, Walker 1, #15 1.
Assisted Blocks: Keel 1, Garcia 1, Swanner 1, Ridley 1.
Aces: Keel 1, Branham 1, Garcia 1.

CPHS Volleyball: Sandites sweep Will Rogers 2-0 at home tournament

The Charles Page High School varsity volleyball team (4-6) improved to 4-0 on their home court Friday afternoon, easily defeating Will Rogers High School (4-5) in the second round of pool play at the Sandite Invitational.

After steamrolling McLain 25-4 and 25-4 in the first match of the tournament, the Sandites defeated Rogers 25-6 and 25-10 in a match that was only slightly less lopsided.

Sand Springs only needed sixteen kills to beat the Ropers, led by McKenzie Harris and Vanessa Wyrick with five apiece. The team combined for ten aces with four from Raylynn Mong and three from Madison Burris. Burris led the team in assists with five.

The girls started game one on a nine-rally win streak and went on an eleven-point streak in game two. In the first match of the day, against McLain, they won a season-best 23-straight rallies.

The Sandites will return to action at 5:00 p.m. against Tecumseh (3-3) in the final round of pool play. Bracketed matches will be played Saturday morning beginning at 9:00 a.m.

CPHS 2 WRHS 0 (25-6, 25-10)
Kills: CPHS 16, WRHS 5.
Blocks: CPHS 2, WRHS 0.
Aces: CPHS 10, WRHS 2.
Service Errors: CPHS 3, WRHS 2.
Total Errors: CPHS 8, WRHS 22.
(Sand Springs Stats)
Kills: Harris 5, Wyrick 5, Campfield 3, Burris 1, Smith 1, Robbins 1.
Assists: Burris 5, Blaylock 3, Mong 2.
Assisted Blocks: Mong 1, Youngblood 1, Singleton 1, Smith 1.
Digs: Blaylock 1.
Aces: Mong 4, Burris 3, Wicker 1, Fahland 1.

CPHS Volleyball: Sand Springs hammers McLain 25-4 and 25-4 at Sandite Invitational


The Charles Page High School varsity volleyball team (3-6) picked up its biggest win in years Friday morning, with a 2-0 sweep of Raymond S. McLain High School (0-2) in the first round of the Sandite Invitational.

The Lady Sandites rolled past the Titans 25-4 and 25-4 in a best-of-three series in their inaugural home tournament. Senior standout Madison Burris led all scorers with ten aces and two kills in the match.

In game one the Sandites got off to an 8-0 lead with four aces from Raylynn Mong before a pair of errors let the Titans on the board. They then won twelve-straight rallies to make it 24-3, and Sophie Singleton scored the game-winning kill.

In the second set they came very near to recording a shutout, which is practically unheard of in volleyball. The girls took a 23-0 lead with twelve aces, including all ten of Burris’s, before giving up a series of errors. That match ended with a McLain service error.

Cloe Campfield had a team-high four kills for the Sandites and Mong had a team-high four assists. Fifteen players saw action for Sand Springs and eleven scored points.

Sand Springs will return to action against Will Rogers High School (4-4) at 3:00 p.m. and against Tecumseh (4-3) at 5:00 p.m.

CPHS 2 MHS 0 (25-4, 25-4)
Kills: CPHS 12, MHS 0.
Blocks: CPHS 1, MHS 0.
Aces: CPHS 20, MHS 0.
Service Errors: CPHS 2, MHS 1.
Total Errors: CPHS 8, MHS 17.
(Sandite Stats)
Kills: Campfield 4, Burris 2, Singleton 2, Harris 1, Wyrick 1, Smith 1, Robbins 1.
Assists: Mong 4, Blaylock 2, #13 1, #10 1.
Blocks: Smith 1.
Aces: Burris 10, Mong 4, Youngblood 2, Blaylock 2, #13 2.

CPHS Volleyball: Sandites sweep Sapulpa 3-0 in rivalry match, 7th straight win in series

Jacelyn Smith (left) and Cloe Campfield (right) combine on a block against Sapulpa.

Jacelyn Smith (left) and Cloe Campfield (right) combine on a block against Sapulpa.

After a five-loss performance at the prestigious Union Tournament this past weekend, the Charles Page High School volleyball team (2-6, 1-1) got back in the win column with their first conference victory of the season. The Sandites swept their Highway 97 rivals from Sapulpa (1-1, 1-1) in straight sets to remain undefeated on their home court.

The Sandites won sets of 25-15, 25-16, and 25-20. This was their fourth-straight 3-0 sweep of the Cheiftains, who they haven’t lost to since 2012.

They will return to action Friday at noon when they host their inaugural home tournament. Sand Springs will play McLain (0-0) at 12:00 p.m., Will Rogers (4-4) at 3:00 p.m. and Tecumseh (3-3) at 5:00 p.m.

Frontier Valley Conference Standings
2-0 Broken Arrow (7-0)
2-0 Jenks (2-0)
1-1 Owasso (2-1)
1-1 Union (2-6)
1-1 Bixby (1-7)
1-1 Sand Springs (2-6)
1-1 Sapulpa (1-1)
1-1 Muskogee (1-1)
0-2 Booker T. Washington (1-2)
0-2 Bartlesville (0-3)

CPHS Volleyball: Sandites go 0-5 at brutally tough Union Tournament


The Charles Page High School varsity volleyball team (1-6) went 0-for-5 at the Union Invitational Tournament this past weekend against a field that was so tough, the defending 6A State Champions could only finish fourth.

Victory Christian (6-1) won sets of 25-23, 25-13, and 25-8, scoring 37 kills, five blocks, and five aces. Sand Springs had the defending 4A State Champions on their heels for most of the first set, leading from 5-4 till 19-18, and tied it three times from there before the Conquerors finished with back-to-back kills.

Victory committed twelve errors in the first set, but cleaned it up from there and the Sandites had to lean entirely on their own abilities. The Conquerors took an early 5-1 lead in set two and Sand Springs never managed to catch up. In set three Victory went on a 15-1 run for a 21-5 advantage and their 6A foes were too far behind to recover.

Sand Springs played a more balanced match against a returning State Qualifier in Edmond North (5-1), falling 25-19, 25-18, and 25-11. The Huskies jumped out to a 6-3 lead in game one, but Devree Youngblood and Madison Burris pushed their team to a 7-6 advantage. The lead changed five more times from there. Burris served back-to-back aces for a 10-8 edge and Youngblood aced for a 13-11 lead, but Edmond won four straight rallies to secure the advantage for the remainder of the set.

After a 3-0 start in set two, the Sandites fell behind and never again got in front of Edmond, but hung close till a six-rally run from the Huskies at 23-13. Cloe Campfield scored two kills, Burris aced, and Sophie Singleton combined on a block with Jacelyn Smith to keep things competitive, but the Huskies eventually put it away.

Game three was a Husky railroad as they won the first nine rallies and never looked back. Senior Kamryn Bacus led all scorers with seventeen kills, one block, and four aces for the Huskies. Campfield led Sand Springs in kills with five, while Burris had four kills and three aces.

In the third Friday match the girls took on the defending 5A State Champions from Bishop Kelley (4-2) and went down 25-18, 25-18, and 25-16. The Comets recorded 29 kills to the Sandites’ 19, led by Abby Medico with ten and Audrey Buford with eight.

Sand Springs led twice in the first set, four times in the second, and only once in the third, but were competitive in all three. Campfield had a team-high five kills, followed by Wyrick and Youngblood with four apiece. Burris had six assists and Mong had five assists and three digs.

Saturday went much the way of Friday, with a pair of 3-0 losses to Union (2-6) and Stillwater (3-5). Stillwater won 25-18, 25-21, and 25-16, then Union won 25-16, 25-22, and 25-20 in the 7th place match.

Pool A Results
Edmond North 3-2 Victory Christian
Edmond North 3-0 Bishop Kelley
Edmond North 3-0 Sand Springs
Victory Christian 3-0 Sand Springs
Victory Christian 3-0 Bishop Kelley
Bishop Kelley 3-0 Sand Springs

Pool B Results
Norman North 3-0 Union
Norman North 3-2 Edmond Santa Fe
Norman North 3-1 Stillwater
Edmond Santa Fe 3-0 Stillwater
Edmond Santa Fe 3-0 Union
Stillwater 3-1 Union

Bracket Round One
Bishop Kelley 3-0 Union
Stillwater 3-0 Sand Springs
Edmond North 3-1 Edmond Santa Fe
Victory Christian 3-2 Norman North

Placement Matches
Victory Christian 3-2 Edmond North
3rd Norman North 3-0 Edmond Santa Fe
Bishop Kelley 3-1 Stillwater
7th Union 3-0 Sand Springs

Sand Springs vs. Victory Christian
(Sand Springs Stats)
Kills: Youngblood 6, Campfield 3, Burris 2, Wyrick 2, Smith 2, Blaylock 1.
Assists: Mong 5, Burris 4, Youngblood 2, Blaylock 1.
Assisted Blocks: Wyrick 2, Campfield 1, Youngblood 1.
Digs: Wicker 1, Youngblood 1, Blaylock 1.
Aces: Blaylock 2, Campfield 1.

Sand Springs vs. Edmond North
(Sand Springs Stats)
Kills: Campfield 5, Youngblood 4, Burris 4, Mong 2, Wyrick 2, Harris 1.
Assists: Burris 5, Mong 5, Blaylock 1.
Assisted Blocks: Singleton 2, Smith 2, Burris 1, Wyrick 1.
Digs: Blaylock 2, Youngblood 1, Wicker 1, Mong 1, Burris 1.
Aces: Burris 3, Wicker 1, Youngblood 1, Smith 1.
(Edmond North Stats)
Kills: Bacus 17, Goerke 8, DeGrace 5, Holmes 4, Hilliard 2, Murray 1, Burleson 1, Li 1.
Solo Blocks: Goerke 1.
Assisted Blocks: Bacus 1, Hilliard 1.
Aces: Bacus 4, Holmes 1.

Sand Springs vs. Bishop Kelley
(Sand Springs Stats)
Kills: Campfield 5, Wyrick 4, Youngblood 4, Burris 1, Harris 1, Mong 1, Blaylock 1, Singleton 1, Smith 1.
Assists: Burris 6, Mong 5, Blaylock 2.
Assisted Blocks: Burris 1, Smith 1.
Digs: Mong 3, Blaylock 2, Campfield 1.
(Bishop Kelley Stats)
Kills: Medico 10, Buford 8, Ozment 4, Frette 2, Barton 2, Percy 1.
Assisted Blocks: Ozment 1, Percy 1.
Aces: Frette 2, Ernst 1, Medico 1, Buford 1.

CPHS Volleyball: Sandites sweep Okay 3-0 in home opener


The Charles Page High School varsity volleyball team (1-1) picked up its first win of the season Thursday evening at the Ed Dubie Field House with a 3-0 non-conference sweep of Okay (1-1). The Lady Sandites won sets of 25-13, 25-21, and 25-15.

The eventual victor was clear from the very beginning as the Sandites won twelve straight rallies in the first set, led by McKenzie Harris with three kills.

Game two was far closer with the Sandites’ longest streak coming in at five rallies. Lexi Erb scored four kills and an ace to keep her team competitive. The final fen rallies were a five-five split between the two teams, with Devree Youngblood scoring the game-winner.

The Sandites started the third set 4-0 with kills from Madison Burris and Vanessa Wyrick, and a pair of aces from Raylynn Mong, then pushed their lead to 7-1 with an ace from Cloe Campfield. The Lady Mustangs cut the gap to 8-7 and hung tight till Erb notched a kill and an ace at 12-11. Then Sand Springs ran away with it and sailed to a 25-15 finish.

Youngblood led all scorers with eight kills, followed by Wyrick and Campfield with six each. Mong recorded a team-high eleven assists, followed by Burris with ten. Erb finished with seven kills for the Mustangs.

Sand Springs will return to action Friday morning at 10:30 a.m. when they play the defending 4A State Champions from Victory Christian (2-0) in the first round of the Union Invitational. They will play Edmond North (1-0) at 12:00 p.m. and the defending 5A State Champions from Bishop Kelley (1-0) at 3:00 p.m.

Okay will host Tulsa NOAH (2-0) Monday at 6:00 p.m.

(Sand Springs Stats)
Kills: Youngblood 8, Wyrick 6, Campfield 6, Burris 4, Harris 4, Smith 2, Robbins 1.
Assists: Mong 11, Burris 10, Blaylock 2, Harris 1.
Blocks: Youngblood 2, Smith 2.
Digs: Blacklock 4, Burris 1, Wicker 1, Youngblood 1, Robbins 1.
Aces: Mong 2, Burris 1, Campfield 1.
(Okay Stats)
Kills: Erb 7, Walters 3, K. Green 3.
Blocks: Erb 2, S. Green 1, Walters 1.
Aces: Erb 2, K. Green 1, Hopkins 1.

CPHS Volleyball: Sandites fall 3-0 to Broken Arrow in season debut


The Charles Page High School varsity volleyball team suffered a 3-0 defeat at the hands of the defending Frontier Valley Conference Champions Tuesday evening in Broken Arrow, losing in sets of 25-9, 25-10, and 25-13.

“We played a really good team in Broken Arrow,” said first-year Head Coach Derek Jackson. “They played above their norm and we played below ours, not a good combination.”

Things started fairly even with Vanessa Wyrick and Devree Youngblood combining on a block, followed by a pair of early kills from Madison Burris and Cloe Campfield. But the home team quickly found their legs and won six straight rallies for a 16-7 lead. An error and a kill from Youngblood gave the Sandites their last points of the set, then the Tigers won the remaining nine rallies. Macy Blackburn led all scorers with five kills in the game.

The second set was equally lopsided in the Tigers’ favor, though the runs were never quite as long. Natalie Morales and Haylie Jones combined for five aces, while Youngblood had her best round for Sand Springs with three kills and an assist. Sand Springs kept up through most of the third game and was only down 11-8 before the Tigers went on a six-point run and never looked back.

“We had some good moments and some great rallies with them,” said Jackson. “Got to string them together a little more often.”

Youngblood and Campfield scored five kills apiece, followed by sophomore Jacelyn Smith with four. Madison Burris and Raylynn Mong each recorded four assists, while Smith and Sophie Singleton had two blocks apiece. Youngblood led the defense with four digs.

Broken Arrow will compete in the Norman Tournament this Friday, while the Sandites will host Okay (1-0) in their home opener Thursday.

Frontier Valley Conference Standings
1-0 Broken Arrow (1-0)
1-0 Sapulpa (1-0)
1-0 Bixby (1-0)
1-0 Owasso (1-0)
1-0 Jenks (1-0)
0-1 Bartlesville (0-1)
0-1 Union (0-1)
0-1 Booker T. Washington (0-1)
0-1 Muskogee (0-1)
0-1 Sand Springs (0-1)

(Sand Springs Stats)
Kills: Campfield 5, Youngblood 5, Smith 4, Burris 2, Wyrick 1, Mong 1.
Assists: Burris 4, Mong 4, Youngblood 1, Smith 1.
Blocks: Smith 2, Singleton 2, Youngblood 1, Wyrick 1.
Digs: Youngblood 4, Blaylock 2, Campfield 1, Smith 1.
(Broken Arrow Stats)
Kills: Blackburn 7, Boss 5, McGuire 5, Smith 4, Daniels 3, Hathhorn 3, Clark 3, Mullins 2, Jones 1, Floyd 1.
Aces: Morales 4, Jones 2, Ferguson 1, McGuire 1.
Blocks: Clark 2, Blackburn 1.

CPHS Volleyball Season Preview: Q&A with first-year Head Coach Derek Jackson

Seniors Madison Burris and Devree Youngblood will likely be among the leading contributors this season.

Seniors Madison Burris and Devree Youngblood will likely be among the leading contributors this season.

The Charles Page High School varsity volleyball team will kick off its season Tuesday evening at Broken Arrow, and will host their first home game Thursday against Okay. Both games will start at 6:30 p.m.

The Sandites are coming off a 7-18 season under Sydney Bond in her first and only season with the black and gold. The girls went 5-4 for 5th Place in the Frontier Valley Conference.

First-year Head Coach Derek Jackson went 35-26 in two seasons at Clinton High School, falling one round short of the State Tournament both years.

Which players do you expect to be leaders this season?

“All my seniors, I think are good role models both on and off the court.”

Which newcomers do you expect to make a difference?

“Olivia Dewitt, Payton Robbins, and Sophie Singleton have shown glimpses of brilliance during the summer.”

Strengths and weaknesses going into the season?

“Our strengths include having plenty of seasoned and smart seniors leading us. Our weakness might be getting over the idea that we are a sub .500 team every year.”

What type of offense will you be running?

“Much more up-tempo style than in years past.”

Goals/Expectations for the year?

“I expect to have a much more close-knit group that plays as a team and loves competing. A couple goals I have set out is to finish in the top half of the conference, which will not be easy but it’s where we want our name to start being. Also, to have a combined 6 wins in tournament play for the year.”

Do you have any particular teams circled on the schedule?

“Always circle Sapulpa for obvious rivalry implications. Home games, as well as our home tournament. Try to defend home court as best as possible.”

Sand Springs has only had one winning season in recent years, and even then they didn’t make State. How do you plan to build a championship-contending culture in Sand Springs, and what tools/help will you need from the community to make it happen?

“We would like to have a winning season and begin something special here. We need numbers in each grade who want to play to rise, especially in the middle school levels. Competing in the club scene definitely helps high school programs become more competitive. Lastly, just for fans to show up and support us, make some noise, and have some fun with us!”

What has been your offseason approach as far as club/summer league? Are regular season players required to play in the summer?

“We competed in the Catoosa and Owasso Summer Leagues where we did finish very well. We also took the entire high school program to Branson to compete in a team camp, where we all got a lot better and grew together. We then finished the summer at the Arkansas University Team Camp and competed in a team camp at Springdale Har-Ber High School. Both of which, we saw some solid teams and were able to compete with them all. Very busy but productive summer.”

Do you have a particular coaching style/philosophy?

“I like to have energy and be loud, which stems from the passion for the game that I have. I like to play up-temp if possible and serve tough.”

Who are some of your coaching influences?

“Jarne Carrol was such a great mentor for me when I first began. She helped me understand the game and understand the importance a coach has on the athletes. I still call her for pointers or to just talk volleyball.”

Do you expect 6A to be much different from 4A?

“6A is a different level of competition from 4A but it’s no different in that you have to play well every night to win games. The biggest difference is the conference we are in. We have some real solid teams in Jenks, Owasso, and Broken Arrow, all of which I think have the potential to go to state this year.”

What has been your impression of the Sandite community so far?

“The booster club and (Athletic Director Rod Sitton) have been nothing but supportive in helping me get this program headed in the right direction. My principal at Clyde Boyd, Nancy Ogle, has really helped bring me into the group and help the mid-year transition. I look forward to seeing what kind of student section and fan support we get this year.”

What is your life like outside of coaching/teaching? Hobbies, interests, family?

“I coach school and club volleyball, which roughly is a year-round thing. I do enjoy going two-stepping and gardening when I have the time. If I can squeeze a nap in, it’s a pretty good day.”

Coaching Staff
Head Coach - Derek Jackson
Assistant - Alicia Mong
Assistant - Haley Pfarr

Projected Starting Lineup
Madison Burris
Devree Youngblood
Vanessa Wyrick
Raylynn Mong
Cloe Campfield
Jacelyn Smith
Madison Blaylock (Libero)

Varsity Schedule
8.13 Broken Arrow (A) - 6:30 p.m.
8.15 Okay (H) - 6:00 p.m.
8.16 Union Tournament
8.20 Sapulpa (H) - 6:30 p.m.
8.22 Meet the Sandites
8.23 McLain (H) - 12:00 p.m.
8.23 Will Rogers (H) - 2:00 p.m.
8.23 Tecumseh (H) - 5:00 p.m.
8.27 Bartlesville (A) - 6:30 p.m.
8.29 Lincoln Christian (A) - 6:00 p.m.
9.3 Muskogee (H) - 6:30 p.m.
9.5 Enid (A) - 6:00 p.m.
9.10 Jenks (A) - 6:00 p.m.
9.12 Berryhill (A) - 6:00 p.m.
9.17 Booker T. Washington (H) - 7:30 p.m.
9.21 Mustang Tournament
9.24 Union (A) - 6:30 p.m.
9.26 Bishop Kelley (H) - 6:00 p.m.
9.28 Bishop Kelley Tournament
10.1 Owasso (H) - 6:30 p.m.
10.3 Ponca City (H) - 6:30 p.m.
10.8 Bixby (A) - 6:00 p.m.

Last season’s FVC Results
8-0 Broken Arrow (Conference Champs)
7-1 Jenks (State Qualifier)
7-2 Owasso (State Qualifier)
6-3 Bixby
5-4 Sand Springs
5-5 Union
3-6 Bartlesville
2-7 Muskogee
0-6 Booker T. Washington
0-8 Sapulpa

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


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.


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.


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.


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.


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. 


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


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.


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.


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.


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 Volleyball: Sandites end season 7-18 with Regional loss to Broken Arrow


The Charles Page High School varsity volleyball team (7-18) took on the Frontier Valley Conference Champions from No. 9 ranked Broken Arrow (20-13) Tuesday evening at Owasso High School.

The Lady Sandites fell in sets of 25-23, 25-11, and 25-12 in the first round of the Regional Championship to end their season.

Macy Blackburn scored the first kill for Broken Arrow, the Tigers made a service error, then scored on a kill from Mackenzie McGuire. The Sandites rattled off four straight wins from there for a 5-2 lead. Madison Blaylock made an impressive dig that the Tigers let fall undefended. Cheyenne Henry made a kill, then combined on a block with Rachel Hines.

The teams traded blows till the Tigers dug themselves into an 11-7 deficit with three-straight errors. A quick timeout to adjust and they rattled off five straight points with four kills. Devree Youngblood tied it at 12-12, Cloe Campfield tied it at 13-13, and Henry tied it at 14-14 before the Sandites put together a three point run for the 18-15 lead with a kill from Henry and a block from Henry and Youngblood.

Sand Springs stayed out front till 20-17, then the Tigers rattled off four straight. The set tied three more times before Kiana Clark and Gracie Daniels combined on a block for the 25-23 victory. Henry was the star of the game with five kills and two blocks.

Broken Arrow buried Sand Springs in an early 13-5 deficit in set two with a 10-1 run and the Sandites never recovered. Sand Springs committed ten errors with only three kills, and the Tigers cleaned up their serve game with four aces and half as many service errors in the 25-11 beat down.

Game three started as another back and forth affair. Broken Arrow started to pull ahead at 8-5, then committed four errors to give the Sandites the lead. Olivia Boss tied it at 9-9, Vanessa Wyrick killed for the lead, then the Tigers got back into their groove with eight straight rallies to knock the Sandites out of contention.

The Tigers, who went undefeated in conference action this season, were defeated 3-0 by the hosting Rams in the Regional finals. Owasso and Jenks are the lone FVC teams to advance to the State Tournament.

(25-23, 25-11, 25-12)
Kills: BAHS 35, CPHS 15
Blocks: BAHS 5, CPHS 3.
Aces: BAHS 6.
Service Errors: CPHS 3, BAHS 8.
Total Errors: BAHS 28, CPHS 29.
(Sand Springs Stats)
Kills: Henry 6, Youngblood 4, Campfield 3, Burris 1, Wyrick 1.
Assists: Burris 11, Mong 3.
Assisted Blocks: Henry 3, Hines 1, Youngblood 1, Burris 1.
Digs: Blaylock 12, Burris 2, Youngblood 1, Mong 1, Hines 1.

Regional Champions
No. 1 Edmond Santa Fe (29-3)
No. 2 Stillwater (26-5)
No. 3 Edmond Memorial (24-8)
No. 4 Deer Creek (23-7)
No. 5 Norman North (25-8)
No. 6 Jenks (21-15)
No. 7 Edmond North (22-10)
No. 8 Owasso (25-9)

CPHS Volleyball: Sandites finish season 5th in FVC with 3-1 win at Booker T. Washington


(Tulsa) - The Charles Page High School varsity volleyball team (7-17) got off to a rough start in their final match of the regular season Monday, but ultimately prevailed 3-1 against Booker T. Washington (5-12).

The first set was a sloppy mess for both teams as the two combined for only thirteen kills against thirty errors. Sand Springs started 3-0 before giving up five straight. They trailed till 12-11 when Devree Youngblood capped a four-point run with a kill.

The Hornets quickly reclaimed their advantage and didn’t relinquish it again till another four-point run at 20-19. Jackie Patton gave her team the 22-20 lead, the Sandites tied it, then Patton scored a kill and a block en route to the 25-22 victory.

Game two was much cleaner for both teams and the visitors prevailed 25-19 despite committing eleven total errors with five on the serve. The set started with a rocky exchange but the Hornets took their only lead at 3-2 before Sand Springs surged ahead to a 13-5 advantage.

The teams exchanged kills till 16-8, then the Hornets rattled off four straight, capped by Kaya Neal to make it 16-12. It was a tight back-and-forth from there with neither team winning more than two rallies in row, and Youngblood sealed the win with an assist from Madison Burris. Vanessa Wyrick led all scorers with four kills.

The Sandites played their smoothest game in set three, winning 25-11 despite only scoring eight kills. Youngblood, Gillian Wicker, and Cheyenne Henry scored aces, Youngblood had a block, and the team committed only three errors.

Booker T rallied from a 4-2 deficit to a 7-4 lead in game four and held the frontline till a block from Henry and Burris made it 17-16. Henry and Cloe Campfield notched kills to cap a five point run with a 19-16 lead before the teams traded service errors.

Four-straight Sandite errors let the Hornets back into the game with a 21-20 home lead, Wyrick tied it, then the Hornets got their last point on a Sandite error before their visitors rattled off four points for the win. Burris iced the cake on a tipped ball.

The Sandites will either end their season or punch their ticket to State tomorrow at Owasso in a single elimination Regional Tournament. The No. 8 ranked Rams (23-9) will take on Muskogee (17-13) at 4:00 p.m. Sand Springs will play No. 9 Broken Arrow (19-12) at 6:00 p.m. The Championship round will be played at 7:30 p.m.

Sand Springs is 0-2 against the Tigerettes, falling 3-1 at the Broken Arrow Invitational in August and 3-0 last Tuesday. The Sandites averaged 15.3 points per set against Broken Arrow, who went 8-0 for an undefeated Frontier Valley Conference Championship this season. Sand Springs finished fifth of ten teams in conference standings.

Owasso won their lone meeting with Sand Springs 3-0, giving up an average of 14 points per set, and finished third in conference. Muskogee lost 3-0 to Owasso, Broken Arrow, and Sand Springs and placed seventh in the conference.

(22-25, 25-19, 25-11, 25-22)
Kills: CPHS 37, BTW 31.
Blocks: CPHS 4, BTW 2.
Aces: BTW 5, CPHS 4.
Service Errors: BTW 8, CPHS 11.
Total Errors: CPHS 39, BTW 52.
(Sand Springs Stats)
Kills: Wyrick 7, Henry 6, Harris 5, Burris 5, Youngblood 5, Campfield 4, Hines 4, Rice 1.
Assists: Burris 18, Mong 9, Wicker 1, Youngblood 1, Hines 1.
Solo Blocks: Youngblood 1.
Assisted Blocks: Henry 3, Burris 2, Campfield 1.
Digs: Campfield 9, Blaylock 6, Burris 1, Youngblood 1, Mong 1, Rice 1.
Aces: Wicker 1, Youngblood 1, Wyrick 1, Hines 1.

Frontier Valley Conference Final Results
8-0 Broken Arrow (19-12)
7-1 Jenks (19-15)
7-2 Owasso (23-9)
6-3 Bixby (16-14)
5-4 Sand Springs (6-17)
5-5 Union (13-19)
3-6 Bartlesville (6-26)
2-7 Muskogee (17-13)
0-7 Booker T. Washington (5-11)
0-8 Sapulpa (3-15)