CPHS Softball: Mackenzie Bechtold hits grand slam in 12-1 win over Claremore

Charles Page High School senior Mackenzie Bechtold didn’t have a single hit under her belt coming into the Sandites’ Thursday morning matchup with Claremore (7-4). She had an impressive slow-pitch season this spring, but in varsity fast-pitch she was 0-for-13 at the plate in her career. She blew that mark wide open.

Sand Springs (6-6) run-ruled the Zebras 12-1 in the first game of the Rogers State University Festival at the Diamond Sports Complex, and Bechtold scored two runs and five RBI in the melee, going three-for-three at the plate with a single, a double, and a grand slam.

Sabrina Usher hit the first home run of the day, scoring Aliyah Taff for a 2-0 lead in the first inning. Usher, a senior, is committed to playing for Rogers State next season. Jadyn Muns scored the Zebras’ lone run in the bottom of the first, reaching on a double, and scoring on a ground ball from Emily Rogers.

The Sandites did the rest of their damage in the second inning. Bechtold hit an RBI single to score Drew Hawkins, then the Zebras got into a bases loaded situation and began hemorrhaging runs. Makenna Skaggs and Avery Tanner hit RBI singles, Bechtold scored on a passed ball, and Taff and Skaggs scored were walked in.

With an 8-1 lead, Bechtold scored the final runs of the game with a home run over the left field fence to bring in Felicity Horn, Tanner, and Hawkins.

The rest of the game was fairly uneventful. Claremore stranded singles from Paiten Reavis and Muns in the third, and from Terran Schomick and Abbey Hagen in the fourth. The game ended after fourth innings due to mercy rule.

Taff (3-3, 7-9) got the win on the mound, throwing five hits, two strikeouts, and zero walks. Alyssa Poorboy got the loss for Claremore with ten hits, three walks, and no strikeouts.

In the second game of the festival the Sandites fell 9-3 to Coweta (7-6), giving up all nine runs in the first two innings. Freshman Nataley Crawford (2-2) got the loss on the mound, throwing eight hits, two strikeouts, and one walk before being relieved.

Bechtold (1-1, 5-1) took over midway through the second with an 8-0 deficit and loaded bases. She gave up an RBI single for the final Tiger run of the game before the Skaggs and Rachel Jones caught fly balls to end the inning.

Sand Springs got four walks in the first inning, but stranded loaded bases and didn’t pick up their first hit till the third. Three walks and a single once again put the Sandites in excellent scoring position, but they were held to a single run on an RBI single from Horn.

A double from Hawkins and singles from Bechtold and Madison Lee loaded the bases for a third time in the fourth inning. Hawkins scored on a fly out from Taff, but Lauren Hammock was caught running to end the inning in a double play.

Horn scored Usher on a single in the fifth, but the game came to a close soon after.

Bechtold ended the game with three hits, three strikeouts and one walk. Tarun Robinson got the win with seven hits, four strikeouts, and eight walks.

Sand Springs will return to action Monday afternoon at 5:00 p.m. in a district battle against Jenks (6-3, 1-0) on the Trojans’ home turf.

District 6A-3 Standings
3-0 Owasso (9-4)
2-0 Sand Springs (6-6)
1-0 Jenks (6-3)
2-1 Muskogee (2-3)
1-1 Shawnee (5-8)
1-3 Sapulpa (4-7)
0-5 Ponca City (3-9)

Sandites of the Week for August through September

By: Scott Emigh, Editor-in-Chief

Football season may have just started, but the high school sports season is well under way. We had initially planned on waiting till school started to begin naming a Sandite of the Week again, before realizing that some sports started several weeks before the school year. Out of fairness to the hardworking athletes who gave excellent performances over the last month, we have decided to retroactively name a Sandite of the Week back to August 13th when the first week of high school athletics ended.

August 7 through 13: Sydney Pennington

The athletic season began on Tuesday, August 9th for the Lady Sandite Softball team on a trip to the Claremore Festival where the girls split with a 13-0 shutout win over Mannford and a 5-0 loss to Coweta. Pennington scored two runs on three at-bats against the Lady Pirates, each from a single. Against Coweta she had a perfect batting performance with a single and a double on two at-bats.

On Friday the Sandites traveled to the Broken Arrow Tournament where they amassed a 4-2 record. In the opening game against Owasso, Pennington landed one of only three hits for the Lady Sandites in a 2-1 loss. In the next round the girls got payback on the defending State Champions from Choctaw. After being defeated 4-3 in the State Finals last year, the Sandites avenged themselves with a 4-1 victory in which Pennington scored two runs, one on a fielder’s choice and one on a home run. In the third game of the day the girls handled Putnam City North 3-1. Pennington scored a run and went to the mound for the first time this season. She didn’t give up a single earned run and allowed only four hits against seven strikeouts.

On Saturday the girls dropped a 6-2 loss to Durant and Pennington scored one RBI and hit two singles on three at-bats. Pennington went back to the mound for a 4-1 defeat of Edmond North and Pennington scored two runs on two walks. She allowed only one run, five hits, and zero walks against two strikeouts.

In the tournament finale against the host team, the Sandites prevailed 3-1 to take fifth place out of sixteen teams. Pennington scored one run and two RBI with a perfect batting performance. Two singles, one double, and a home run.

Pennington is a senior and is verbally committed to Oklahoma State University. She is the daughter of Amy and Brett Pennington. This is her third time being named Sandite of the week.

August 14 through 20: Jacie Taber

Charles Page High School sophomore Jacie Taber entered week two of softball with a 2-1 record from the mound, but a series of impressive games bumped her up to 5-1 by the end of the week.

In the first game of a Tuesday night double header against Norman, Taber didn’t give up a single run in the 4-0 shutout. She allowed only three hits and three walks against six strikeouts. In game two she got on base with a double and scored in the 10-0 run rule shutout.

On Thursday the Lady Sandites played a double header against their Highway 97 rivals from Sapulpa. They won the first game 6-0 and the second game with a 10-0 run-rule shutout. In game two Taber got it done on the mound and at the plate, scoring one run and two RBI on three hits for a perfect batting average with two singles and a double. In only five innings she pitched ten strikeouts and only gave up one hit and two walks.

On Friday they headed to the RSU Festival in Claremore and Taber scored a run with a single in an 11-0 shutout run-rule victory over Muskogee. In the next game they played last year’s 5A State Runners-Up and defeated Pryor 3-0 with Taber on the mound. In five innings, Taber gave up only two hits and five walks and struck out ten batters.

Taber is the daughter of Amy and Ronnie Taber. Her father and two older brothers are stars on the Sandite football team. Ronnie played on the State semifinal team in 1988. Jacob, a former SOTW, just graduated after leading the team to the State Finals as Defensive Captain and is currently a freshman at Fort Hays State, while Josh made a great season debut this past weekend as a receiver and defensive back. This is Jacie's first time as Sandite of the Week.

August 21 through 27: Gloria Mutiri

CPHS junior Gloria Mutiri is a 6’2” left-handed middle hitter who has only been playing since the eighth grade. But despite only discovering the sport a few years ago, you would think she was born on the court. Mutiri has been the leading scorer all three years at Charles Page and is one of the top competitors in the entire state.

This was a less than stellar week for the Sandite Volleyball team as a whole, going 2-4 for a seventh place finish at the Broken Arrow Tournament. But Mutiri excelled, averaging nearly 5 kills and 5 digs per set.

The Lady Sandites dropped a close one to 4A No.4 Victory Christian. They won two sets 26-24 and 25-22, but couldn’t pull it together for the whole match. Mutiri smacked down 22 kills and 5 blocks in the exciting match.

At the Broken Arrow Tournament the team struggled with communicating and gave up several close matches that could have gone either way. In the first match, Mutiri got into a shootout with Malia Leatherland of Tulsa NOAH Home School and both scored 31 points in the wild 3-2 loss. The Sandites won the first two games 25-16 and 29-27 before the Jags rallied for wins of 29-27, 25-20, and 15-13.

The next match was mostly a blowout by No. 3 Norman North, but the Sandites didn’t go down without a fight. They were the only team to win a set against Norman North in pool play and prevented the shutout with a 25-20 win. The other three games only scored a total 27 points for the Sandites, however.

Mutiri posted 23 points and 9 aces in a 3-1 win over Moore during pool play, then added 19 in a 3-0 victory against Moore in the placement match. In between matches against Moore, the girls played a tough one against Bartlesville, losing 3-0 in hotly contested sets. The Bruins didn’t win a single set by more than five points. Over the course of the tournament Mutiri scored 23 aces in only 19 games.

Mutiri is the daughter of the late Reverend Chantal Mutiri and has four sisters, three of whom also attended Charles Page. She is a two-year starter on the varsity basketball team and has been named Sandite of the Week once before for basketball.

August 28 through September 3: Cheyenne Walden

Sand Springs will be hard pressed to ever find a runner as gifted, hard-working, and sportsmanlike as senior Cheyenne Walden. The three-time Cross Country State Champion and three-time Track State Champion not only beats her competitors by impressive margins, but she then stops at the finish line to cheer them on and congratulate them when they finish.

Walden has broken her one-mile personal record two weeks in a row with first place finishes in both events. The Sandites rarely participate in one-mile runs and this was the first year she’s officially clocked one since the Sapulpa race in 2013. In the first race this year, two Saturdays ago, she beat her PR by eight seconds with a 5:23 mile at Kiefer. This past Saturday she shaved another two seconds off for 5:21 at Sapulpa, beating her closest competitor by fifteen seconds.

This is Walden’s fifth-straight Cross Country victory. She went undefeated in the state of Oklahoma her junior year, and only came in runner-up one time at the Fayetteville Chile Pepper Festival.

Walden is the daughter of Angela Rhodes and Alvin Walden. Her sister, Kaitlyn Walden is a freshman this year and has also been performing well in JV and finished her mile in 7:07 for sixth place. This is Cheyenne’s second time being named Sandite of the Week.


Sandite of the Week is a weekly recognition given to any one person with significant ties to the Sand Springs community who accomplishes remarkable achievements during the Sunday through Saturday week preceding the award. Prior achievements may be noted in the article, but do not bear direct influence on the selection committee which only considers prior week accomplishments. Candidates may be nominated by anyone by emailing SanditePrideNews@gmail.com. The award is not given to anyone in consecutive weeks, but any recipient may be nominated and awarded again in the future, so long as the weeks are not consecutive. Final selection is made by a majority vote of the Sandite Pride Editorial Board.

Businesses or organizations seeking to sponsor the Sandite of the Week award may contact the above email for inquiries.

Lady Sandite Volleyball goes undefeated in day one of Coweta Tournament

By: Scott Emigh, Editor-in-Chief

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The Charles Page High School varsity volleyball team (6-3) won four straight matches Friday at the Coweta Tournament. Heritage Hall (1-9) fell 2-0 with sets of 25-20 and 25-19. Catoosa (1-4) fell 2-1 with sets of 25-19, 23-25, and 15-9. 

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The Sandites took on the home team in their third match of the day and defeated the Coweta Tigers 2-1 in an edge-of-your-seat thriller. The first game was hotly contested in the beginning, but the tide steadily turned in the Sandites' favor. 

Lee Leslie drew first blood with an assist from Madison Burris, then MaKenzie Ward set up kills for Leslie and Gloria Mutiri to make it 4-2. Coweta scored a pair of kills and profited from a Sandite error to take the lead back at 5-4, but Mutiri got in on four straight kills to put the Sandites on top once and for all. Sand Springs went on a run at the end of the game, winning six straight rallies for a 25-13 victory. 

The second game's outcome was nearly just as lopsided in Coweta's favor. The back-and-forth battle for the lead continued till Ward set up kills for Mutiri and Devree Youngblood to tie things up at 14-14. From there Coweta ran away with a long list of faults on the Sandites. Five straight errors and a handful of kills gave the Tigers the 25-16 win. 

In the final set the Sandites regained their footing and left Coweta behind after Mutiri nailed a pair of back-to-back kills for the 5-3 advantage. The Tigers grabbed one point on an error, but Mutiri and Holly Kersgieter added another pair of kills before giving up a point on a service error. Coweta handed up a fault of their own and Youngblood got back in on the action with a shot off Ward, then combined on a block with Kersgieter to double down 10-5. Leslie got back in the fray and Ward scored a solo shot. Youngblood and Leslie blocked a shot to make it 14-6 and the Sandites had plenty of wiggle room. Coweta won the next four rallies somewhat due to defensive indifference on the part of the Sandites, who already had the win in the bag, but ultimately Youngblood smacked a kill off Ward for the 15-10 win. 

Sand Springs breezed through their final match of the day in a 2-0 victory over Edison (2-6). 

Kersgieter scored back-to-back aces to start the match. Kylie Taylor scored a kill off a Mutiri assist, Youngblood took a solo shot, and an Eagle fault gave Sand Springs the 5-0 advantage. Edison picked up their first point on an error from Taylor, but the next seven rallies went to the Sandites. Sand Springs continued to pile on the points until Mutiri wrapped things up with an ace for the 25-6 win. 

In the second game it was Edison who started things off with an ace, but it didn't take the Sandites long to get back in the lead once and for all with an ace from Youngblood. Madison Ward got in the game and served up a pair of back-to-back aces and MaKenzie Ward scored three-straight aces soon-after. 

The Sandites gave up five errors from there before tightening back up. Youngblood made it 22-11 on an assist from MaKenzie Ward. Kersgieter served, dug the return and scored on the dig, then followed it up with an ace. She gave up one point with an error, but followed it up with a kill for the 25-12 win.

The Lady Sandites will return to action bright and early Saturday morning with a 10:00 a.m. match against East Central (5-6). The Cardinals went 1-3 on day one of the tournament with losses to Tahlequah, Claremore, and Catoosa, and a win over Edison. Immediately following that match the Sandites will take on Tahlequah (2-2). Tahlequah started their season Friday with wins over Edison and East Central, but lost to Claremore and Heritage Hall.

At 1:00 p.m. the Sandites will take on Claremore (5-3) in the final round of pool play. Claremore went 3-1 in day one of the tournament, defeating Edison, Tahlequah, and East Central, but lost to Coweta. 

All eight teams will compete in bracket competition. The Sandites have already earned their way into the gold bracket and if they can finish undefeated they'll play at 3:00 p.m. against the number four seed. The second and third-seeded teams will meet at 4:00 p.m. and the Championship match will be at 5:00 p.m.

Lady Sandite Volleyball heads to Coweta Tournament this weekend

Photo:\\MORGAN MILLER

Photo:\\MORGAN MILLER

By: Scott Emigh, Editor-in-Chief

The Charles Page High School varsity volleyball team (2-3) will compete in their first tournament this weekend. The Lady Sandites will travel to Coweta High School Friday morning for an eight team competition beginning at 9:00 a.m.

The Sandites started the season with back-to-back wins over opponents who dominated them in years past. The Muskogee Roughers (1-2) fell 3-1 to the Sandites in the season opener and next to go down were the Catoosa Indians (1-2). The Lady Indians were Regional Champions last year, but fell in straight sets to Sand Springs.

The ladies gave the defending 5A State Champions from Bishop Kelley a run for their money before falling 3-2 Monday night. Tuesday they were defeated 3-0 by the 6A State Runners-Up from Jenks (7-2) and Thursday they fell in sets of 22-25, 16-25, and 21-25 to Ponca City (5-4).

The girls will look to get back in the win column Friday when they take on yet another State Finalist in 5A Heritage Hall (0-4). At 11:00 a.m. Catoosa will get a rematch, at 1:00 p.m. the Sandites will play Coweta (1-1), and at 3:00 p.m. they will take on the Edison Eagles (2-3). 

On Saturday the Sandites will return to action with a 10:00 a.m. match against East Central (4-3) followed immediately by an 11:00 a.m. match against Tahlequah (0-0) and a 1:00 p.m. match against Claremore (2-2).

After pool play concludes, all eight teams will compete in the bracket competition. There will be two brackets, each beginning at 3:00 p.m. The second round will be played at 4:00 p.m. and the championship match will be played at 5:00 p.m. Each match will be decided by the best two out of three sets with the first two sets capped at 30 points and the third set played to 15 points with no cap. 

9 Sandites remain at State, only slightly behind Broken Arrow and Choctaw

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By: Scott Emigh, Editor-in-Chief

The remaining Sandites have about an hour long break before the next round begins at the 6A State Championship in Oklahoma City. 

Charles Page wrestling qualified eleven for the tournament with seven Regional Champions, more than either Broken Arrow or the Dual State Champions from Choctaw. Unfortunately 220 pound junior and Regional Champion Delvin Jordan was unable to participate dropping the number to nine. 

106 freshman Riley Weir (20-12) came in third at Regionals and was pitted against Choctaw's Colt Newton (40-3) in the first round and was pinned in 0:41. From there he was majored 14-4 by Yukon's Braden Fowler and eliminated. 

113 Regional Champion Michael Ritchey (22-16) was defeated in round one by Westmoore's Wes Hardin (31-11) by a narrow 5-2 decision but managed to hold the lead in the next match for a 5-3 victory over Spencer Schickram (14-9) of Ponca City. 

120 Regional Champion Blake Sargent (36-10) went into overtime with Zackery Bibb (24-5) of Capitol Hill and lost 4-2 in the tie breaker round. He fell in an early hole to Justin Gundlach (29-11) of Moore and trailed 3-2 going into the final period, but rallied for a takedown and pin at 5:14 to stay alive in the consolation bracket. 

126 two-time undefeated State Champion Daton Fix (44-0) pinned Bobby Robinson (30-13) of Deer Creek in 1:37.

132 Regional Champion Jack Karstetter (38-7) breezed through his first match with a 17-2 tech fall over Norman's Jeffrey Adams (23-12) in 5:42.  

138 Regional Champion Beau Bratcher (40-6) pinned Choctaw's Jeff Speer (23-10) in 4:48. 

145 Regional Champion Payton Scott (18-4) pinned Westmoore's Trey Painter (32-10) in 3:52.  

160 Regional Runner-Up Zane Basma (32-11) scored an 8-3 decision over Sam Hensley (31-13) of Edmond Memorial.  

170 Trace Fleischman (10-4) placed fourth at Regionals but rebounded big time at State with a 3-1 upset of West Regional Champion Jacob Schimmels (23-6) of Edmond. 

The top three teams are as close now as they have been all season with Broken Arrow at 25.5, Choctaw at 25, and Sand Springs at 23.5.  

The semi finals will begin at 7:15.  

Daton Fix leads Sandites to 2nd Place finish at Perry Tournament

By: Scott Emigh, Editor-in-Chief

The Sandites were in good position going into day two of the annual Perry Tournament of Champions with 7 semi-finalists, but only one pulled off the win. The Sandites were missing 5 starters and 6 total wrestlers that Coach Smith wants to rest after football season and forfeited three weight classes.

Sand Springs took 2nd in the event last year as well.

This week the Sandites are ranked 2nd in state by the OSSAA and 25th in the nation by FloWrestling.

106 Riley Weir (4-2) - 4th Place

  • defeated Jimmy Arbuckle (Blackwell) by 17-2 tech fall
  • defeated Alex Valencia (Perry) by 2-1 decision
  • Lost to Wyatt Adams (Lawton MacArthur) by 1:09 fall
  • defeated Dylan McGrew (Perry) by major decision
  • lost to Colt Newton (Choctaw) by 3:19 fall

113 Michael Ritchey (5-2) - 5th Place

  • Lost to Marcus Robinson (Ark City) by 5-3 decision
  • defeated Caron Watson (Union) by 7-2 decision
  • defeated Karson Bellmard (Ponca City) by 3-0 decision
  • defeated Adam Baker (Guthrie) by 5-1 decision
  • Lost to Marcus Robinson (Ark City) by 2-1 decision
  • defeated Irwin Portillo (Sand Springs) by 5-0 decision

113 Irwin Portillo (3-3) - 6th Place

  • Lost to Conner Holman (Choctaw) by 4:27 fall
  • defeated Deven Harrison (Blackwell) by 18-3 tech fall
  • winner by forfeit over Tyler Ritchie (Claremore)
  • defeated Taylor Holman (Midwest City) by 4-3 decision
  • Lost to Cale Betchan (Perry) by 10-0 major decision
  • Lost to Michael Ritchey (Sand Springs) by 5-0 decision

120 Blake Sargent (5-1) - 3rd Place

  • defeated Tyler Musil (Guthrie) by 0:28 fall
  • defeated Dylan Schickram (Ponca City) by 12-10 decision
  • lost to Garrett Rowe (Choctaw) by 12-3 major decision
  • defeated Dakota Taylor (Ark City) by tech fall in 4:43
  • defeated Stetson Baker (Blackwell) by 2:38 fall

Also placed 3rd in 120 last year.

126 Jack Karstetter (4-2) - 4th Place

  • defeated Jesse Gomez (Owasso) by 2:56 fall
  • defeated Tracy Reeder (Claremore) by 4-3 decision
  • lost to Andrew Nieman (Stillwater) by 3-1 sudden victory
  • defeated Montez Robinson (Ark City) by 2-1 sudden victory
  • lost to Drew Wilson (Midwest City) by 1-0 decision

Took 3rd in 113 last year.

132 Daton Fix (5-0) - 1st Place

  • defeated Zane Everett (Yukon) by 25-10 tech fall
  • defeated Corbin Ballard (Claremore) by 23-8 tech fall
  • defeated Derek Davis (Sand Springs) by default
  • defeated Dylan Wright (Pryor) by 3:12 fall

Took 1st in 113 in 2013 and 1st in 126 in 2014.

132 Derek Davis (3-2) - DNP

  • defeated Marquez Edwards (Midwest City) by 5-0 decision
  • defeated Kaden Ogee (Choctaw) by 3:01 fall
  • lost to Daton Fix (Sand Springs) by default
  • defeated Riley Cinnamon (Perry) by 5-3 decision
  • lost to #2 Baylor Smith (Owasso) by 3-2  decision

138 John Jiminez (2-3) - DNP

  • defeated Cade Gattuso (Midwest City) by 2:26 fall
  • defeated Brandon Conrad (Owasso) by 9-6 decision
  • lost to Seth Graves (Edmond Memorial) by 3-2 decision
  • lost to Dayton Moreno (Union) by default

145 Beau Bratcher (4-1) - 2nd Place

  • defeated Jacob Mitchell (Owasso) by 1:14 fall
  • defeated Blake Johnson (Blackwell) by 0:39 fall
  • defeated Kendon Lee (Stillwater) by 7-2 decision
  • lost to Chase Vincent (Yukon) by 4-1 decision

Took 5th Place last year in 138.

152 Cody Mathis (3-2) - DNP

  • defeated Calvin Vincent (Kingfisher) by 2:49 fall
  • lost to Christian Mayhue (Union) by 15-6 major decision
  • defeated Karsten Schuessler (Stillwater) by 1:40 fall
  • lost to Christian Gabriel (Edmond Memorial) by 5-1 decision

160 Zane Basma (4-1) - 2nd Place

  • defeated Tyler Heffley (Edmond Memorial) by 1:10 fall
  • defeated Gabe Evans (Union) by 14-0 major decision
  • defeated Zeke Rubio (Ponca) by 2:18 fall
  • lost to #1 Christian Bahl (Stillwater) by 3:40 fall

170 Bryton Beck (2-2) - DNP

  • defeated Trent Crowl (Chanute) by 3:03 fall
  • lost to Kendall Biddle (Ark City) by 17-2 tech fall
  • lost to Sam Hensley (Edmond Memorial) by 9-0 major decision

182 - No Contestant

195 Zack Sims (4-2) - 4th Place

  • defeated Dalton Collins (Ark City) by 1:24 fall
  • defeated Bradyn Pressnall (Ponca City) by 3-2 decision
  • lost to Imani Woodley (Edmond Memorial) by 3:23 fall
  • defeated Stevon Crogan (Pryor) by 10-7 decision
  • lost to Easton Rendleman (Choctaw) by 3:35 fall

220 - No Contestant

285 - No Contestant

Team Standings

  1. Choctaw (200 points)
  2. Sand Springs (174.5)
  3. Yukon (160.5)
  4. Ark City (153.5)
  5. Stillwater (151.5)
  6. Union (136)
  7. Blackwell (109)
  8. Lawton MacArthur (105.5)
  9. Perry (103)
  10. Pryor (96)
  11. Ponca City (79.5)
  12. Edmond Memorial (78.5)
  13. Catoosa (74)
  14. Owasso (70)
  15. Harrah (69.5)
  16. Claremore (66)
  17. Midwest City (45)
  18. Muskogee (38)
  19. Kingfisher (35)
  20. Chanute (31)
  21. Guthrie (19)

 

    Carter Young, Irwin Portillo, Jake Wright lead Sandites to 1st place

    By: Scott Emigh, Editor-in-Chief

    Clyde Boyd Middle School hosted 12 schools Saturday for a Junior High wrestling tournament. The Sand Springs Gold team came in first with 2 first place champions, Sand Springs Black came in 9th with 1 champion, and Sand Springs White came in 15th. 

    Sand Springs Jr. High Tournament Results for Sand Springs Gold


    80 - Carter Young (6-0) placed 1st and scored 63.50 team points.
        Round 1 - Carter Young (Sand Springs Gold) 6-0 won by fall over Skyy Johnson (Stillwater) 1-4 (Fall 0:27)
        Round 2 - Carter Young (Sand Springs Gold) 6-0 received a bye () (Bye)
        Round 3 - Carter Young (Sand Springs Gold) 6-0 received a bye () (Bye)
        Round 4 - Carter Young (Sand Springs Gold) 6-0 received a bye () (Bye)
        Round 5 - Carter Young (Sand Springs Gold) 6-0 won by fall over Gabe Valencia (Perry) 4-2 (Fall 0:42)
        Quarterfinal - Carter Young (Sand Springs Gold) 6-0 won by tech fall over Payton Brown (Cleveland) 1-4 (TF-1.5 2:05 (16-0))
        Semifinal - Carter Young (Sand Springs Gold) 6-0 won by fall over Tristan Burdick (Ponca City) 4-3 (Fall 1:11)
        1st Place Match - Carter Young (Sand Springs Gold) 6-0 won by major decision over Ryan Smith (Perry) 5-1 (MD 14-5)

    89 - Cody Spaan (1-4) placed 8th and scored 24.00 team points.
        Round 1 - Cody Spaan (Sand Springs Gold) 1-4 received a bye () (Bye)
        Round 2 - Cody Spaan (Sand Springs Gold) 1-4 received a bye () (Bye)
        Round 3 - Cody Spaan (Sand Springs Gold) 1-4 received a bye () (Bye)
        Round 4 - Cody Spaan (Sand Springs Gold) 1-4 won by fall over Logan McCaully (Sallisaw) 1-5 (Fall 0:22)
        Round 5 - Kristopher Humble (Ponca City) 4-1 won by fall over Cody Spaan (Sand Springs Gold) 1-4 (Fall 3:51)
        Quarterfinal - Nathan Dekker (Cleveland) 5-2 won by tech fall over Cody Spaan (Sand Springs Gold) 1-4 (TF-1.5 4:26 (15-0))
        Cons. Round 2 - Kaden Stanley (Claremore) 4-3 won by tech fall over Cody Spaan (Sand Springs Gold) 1-4 (TF-1.5 4:00 (15-0))
        7th Place Match - Luke Young (Sapulpa) 2-3 won by fall over Cody Spaan (Sand Springs Gold) 1-4 (Fall 2:28)

    98 - Caden Vaughn (5-2) placed 3rd and scored 49.00 team points.
        Round 1 - Caden Vaughn (Sand Springs Gold) 5-2 won by fall over Hunter Carter (Sand Springs White) 0-6 (Fall 2:59)
        Round 2 - Caden Vaughn (Sand Springs Gold) 5-2 received a bye () (Bye)
        Round 3 - David Boucher (Bartlesville) 5-1 won by decision over Caden Vaughn (Sand Springs Gold) 5-2 (Dec 10-4)
        Round 4 - Caden Vaughn (Sand Springs Gold) 5-2 received a bye () (Bye)
        Round 5 - Caden Vaughn (Sand Springs Gold) 5-2 won by fall over Shayden Trant (Ponca City) 3-3 (Fall 2:26)
        Quarterfinal - Rocky Stephens (Tulsa Union) 6-0 won by tech fall over Caden Vaughn (Sand Springs Gold) 5-2 (TF-1.5 4:01 (15-0))
        Cons. Round 2 - Caden Vaughn (Sand Springs Gold) 5-2 won by fall over Keanu Lee (Tulsa Union) 4-2 (Fall 0:51)
        Cons. Round 3 - Caden Vaughn (Sand Springs Gold) 5-2 won by decision over Brenden Wiseley (Sand Springs Black) 5-2 (Dec 9-5)
        3rd Place Match - Caden Vaughn (Sand Springs Gold) 5-2 won in sudden victory - 1 over Ethan Stevenson (Claremore) 4-3 (SV-1 8-6)

    106 - Scott Patton (4-3) placed 5th and scored 35.00 team points.
        Round 1 - Scott Patton (Sand Springs Gold) 4-3 won by fall over Caleb Pence (Sallisaw) 0-5 (Fall 0:44)
        Round 2 - Scott Patton (Sand Springs Gold) 4-3 received a bye () (Bye)
        Round 3 - Scott Patton (Sand Springs Gold) 4-3 won by decision over Jacob Rampy (Sand Springs White) 3-4 (Dec 5-0)
        Round 4 - Scott Patton (Sand Springs Gold) 4-3 received a bye () (Bye)
        Round 5 - Michael Harjo (Sapulpa) 9-1 won by decision over Scott Patton (Sand Springs Gold) 4-3 (Dec 5-2)
        Quarterfinal - Scott Patton (Sand Springs Gold) 4-3 won by decision over Josh Taylor (Skiatook) 4-3 (Dec 6-4)
        Semifinal - Cade Nicholas (Stillwater) 5-0 won by major decision over Scott Patton (Sand Springs Gold) 4-3 (MD 15-3)
        Cons. Round 3 - Cole Harris (Claremore) 3-3 won by decision over Scott Patton (Sand Springs Gold) 4-3 (Dec 5-4)
        5th Place Match - Scott Patton (Sand Springs Gold) 4-3 won by decision over Josh Taylor (Skiatook) 4-3 (Dec 6-5)

    113 - Seth Jones (4-3) placed 6th and scored 35.00 team points.
        Round 1 - Seth Jones (Sand Springs Gold) 4-3 won by fall over Dillon Brown (Cleveland) 3-4 (Fall 2:48)
        Round 2 - Seth Jones (Sand Springs Gold) 4-3 received a bye () (Bye)
        Round 3 - Seth Jones (Sand Springs Gold) 4-3 won by fall over Andre Ross (Tulsa Union) 4-2 (Fall 0:59)
        Round 4 - Seth Jones (Sand Springs Gold) 4-3 received a bye () (Bye)
        Round 5 - Seth Jones (Sand Springs Gold) 4-3 won by decision over Lane Bristow (Ponca City) 4-3 (Dec 6-2)
        Quarterfinal - Seth Jones (Sand Springs Gold) 4-3 won by decision over Foster Thaxton (Owasso) 3-3 (Dec 11-4)
        Semifinal - Spencer Edwards (Coweta) 5-1 won by decision over Seth Jones (Sand Springs Gold) 4-3 (Dec 6-0)
        Cons. Round 3 - Lane Bristow (Ponca City) 4-3 won in sudden victory - 1 over Seth Jones (Sand Springs Gold) 4-3 (SV-1 3-1)
        5th Place Match - Colten Roberts (Sand Springs White) 5-3 won by major decision over Seth Jones (Sand Springs Gold) 4-3 (MD 11-2)

    120 - Tyler Ash (6-1) placed 3rd and scored 52.50 team points.
        Round 1 - Tyler Ash (Sand Springs Gold) 6-1 won by major decision over Blake Ramos (Tulsa Union) 4-3 (MD 15-3)
        Round 2 - Tyler Ash (Sand Springs Gold) 6-1 received a bye () (Bye)
        Round 3 - Tyler Ash (Sand Springs Gold) 6-1 won by fall over Hunter Schulz (Coweta) 3-4 (Fall 1:36)
        Round 4 - Tyler Ash (Sand Springs Gold) 6-1 received a bye () (Bye)
        Round 5 - Tyler Ash (Sand Springs Gold) 6-1 won by tech fall over Caleb Phillips (Sand Springs White) 2-3 (TF-1.5 3:37 (19-3))
        Quarterfinal - Tyler Ash (Sand Springs Gold) 6-1 won by fall over Hunter Proffitt (Sallisaw) 1-4 (Fall 1:29)
        Semifinal - Dylan Avery (Perry) 5-0 won by fall over Tyler Ash (Sand Springs Gold) 6-1 (Fall 3:23)
        Cons. Round 3 - Tyler Ash (Sand Springs Gold) 6-1 won by major decision over Blake Ramos (Tulsa Union) 4-3 (MD 12-1)
        3rd Place Match - Tyler Ash (Sand Springs Gold) 6-1 won by major decision over Hunter Hall (Skiatook) 5-2 (MD 10-2)

    126 - Tyler Rush (3-3) placed 9th and scored 22.00 team points.
        Round 1 - Tyler Rush (Sand Springs Gold) 3-3 received a bye () (Bye)
        Round 2 - Avante Wilkins (Tulsa Union) 5-1 won by fall over Tyler Rush (Sand Springs Gold) 3-3 (Fall 1:43)
        Round 3 - Tyler Rush (Sand Springs Gold) 3-3 received a bye () (Bye)
        Round 4 - Joey Gomez (Owasso) 1-5 won by fall over Tyler Rush (Sand Springs Gold) 3-3 (Fall 0:59)
        Round 5 - Jacob Hightower (Cleveland) 3-3 won by fall over Tyler Rush (Sand Springs Gold) 3-3 (Fall 2:21)
        Cons. Round 1 - Tyler Rush (Sand Springs Gold) 3-3 won by fall over Branden Hines (Bartlesville) 1-4 (Fall 0:37)
        Cons. Round 2 - Tyler Rush (Sand Springs Gold) 3-3 won by major decision over Rico Slattery (Sand Springs Black) 3-3 (MD 14-2)
        9th Place Match - Tyler Rush (Sand Springs Gold) 3-3 won by fall over John Lawson (Stillwater) 2-3 (Fall 2:39)

    132 - Braden Dahl (2-4) placed 11th and scored 16.00 team points.
        Round 1 - Braden Dahl (Sand Springs Gold) 2-4 received a bye () (Bye)
        Round 2 - Coby Ervin (Skiatook) 3-2 won by fall over Braden Dahl (Sand Springs Gold) 2-4 (Fall 1:38)
        Round 3 - Braden Dahl (Sand Springs Gold) 2-4 received a bye () (Bye)
        Round 4 - Brody Lawson (Bartlesville) 3-3 won by fall over Braden Dahl (Sand Springs Gold) 2-4 (Fall 2:33)
        Round 5 - Cougar Anderson (Skiatook) 6-0 won by fall over Braden Dahl (Sand Springs Gold) 2-4 (Fall 0:39)
        Cons. Round 1 - Darren Wills (Cleveland) 1-4 won by fall over Braden Dahl (Sand Springs Gold) 2-4 (Fall 0:54)
        Cons. Round 2 - Braden Dahl (Sand Springs Gold) 2-4 received a bye () (Bye)
        Cons. Round 3 - Braden Dahl (Sand Springs Gold) 2-4 won by fall over Brennan Asbill (Sallisaw) 0-4 (Fall 3:31)
        11th Place Match - Braden Dahl (Sand Springs Gold) 2-4 won by fall over Darren Wills (Cleveland) 1-4 (Fall 2:30)

    140 - David Cooper (4-3) placed 4th and scored 43.00 team points.
        Round 1 - David Cooper (Sand Springs Gold) 4-3 won by decision over Zane Lorenz (Bartlesville) 4-2 (Dec 7-1)
        Round 2 - David Cooper (Sand Springs Gold) 4-3 received a bye () (Bye)
        Round 3 - David Cooper (Sand Springs Gold) 4-3 won by fall over Conner Aaron (Claremore) 0-5 (Fall 2:26)
        Round 4 - David Cooper (Sand Springs Gold) 4-3 received a bye () (Bye)
        Round 5 - Landon Carter (Owasso) 5-2 won by fall over David Cooper (Sand Springs Gold) 4-3 (Fall 2:55)
        Quarterfinal - Colton Konell (Sapulpa) 6-1 won by decision over David Cooper (Sand Springs Gold) 4-3 (Dec 10-9)
        Cons. Round 2 - David Cooper (Sand Springs Gold) 4-3 won by fall over Andrew Petermann (Stillwater) 2-4 (Fall 2:55)
        Cons. Round 3 - David Cooper (Sand Springs Gold) 4-3 won by decision over Dayvon Taylor (Sand Springs Black) 2-4 (Dec 10-4)
        3rd Place Match - Colton Konell (Sapulpa) 6-1 won by fall over David Cooper (Sand Springs Gold) 4-3 (Fall 2:38)

    150 - Noah Almy (5-1) placed 2nd and scored 61.00 team points.
        Round 1 - Noah Almy (Sand Springs Gold) 5-1 won by fall over Koby West (Claremore) 3-3 (Fall 0:46)
        Round 2 - Noah Almy (Sand Springs Gold) 5-1 received a bye () (Bye)
        Round 3 - Noah Almy (Sand Springs Gold) 5-1 won by fall over Heurbey Magallon (Owasso) 3-3 (Fall 0:29)
        Round 4 - Noah Almy (Sand Springs Gold) 5-1 received a bye () (Bye)
        Round 5 - Noah Almy (Sand Springs Gold) 5-1 won by fall over Lonnie Mills (Sand Springs White) 2-4 (Fall 0:44)
        Quarterfinal - Noah Almy (Sand Springs Gold) 5-1 won by fall over Tegen Campbell (Sand Springs White) 1-4 (Fall 0:41)
        Semifinal - Noah Almy (Sand Springs Gold) 5-1 won by fall over Cody Miller (Ponca City) 5-1 (Fall 0:50)
        1st Place Match - Draven Weeden (Skiatook) 5-0 won by injury default over Noah Almy (Sand Springs Gold) 5-1 (Inj. 0:22)

    162 - Jake Wright (5-0) placed 1st and scored 63.00 team points.
        Round 1 - Jake Wright (Sand Springs Gold) 5-0 won by fall over Atticus Aguilar (Cleveland) 2-4 (Fall 0:43)
        Round 2 - Jake Wright (Sand Springs Gold) 5-0 received a bye () (Bye)
        Round 3 - Jake Wright (Sand Springs Gold) 5-0 received a bye () (Bye)
        Round 4 - Jake Wright (Sand Springs Gold) 5-0 received a bye () (Bye)
        Round 5 - Jake Wright (Sand Springs Gold) 5-0 won by fall over Justin Smith (Sand Springs Black) 0-3 (Fall 0:44)
        Quarterfinal - Jake Wright (Sand Springs Gold) 5-0 won by fall over Seth Seago (Claremore) 2-3 (Fall 1:52)
        Semifinal - Jake Wright (Sand Springs Gold) 5-0 won by fall over Dajaun Taylor (Perry) 3-2 (Fall 0:53)
        1st Place Match - Jake Wright (Sand Springs Gold) 5-0 won by decision over Adam Cole (Ponca City) 3-1 (Dec 6-2)

    175 - Jasanne Harjo (5-2) placed 3rd and scored 50.00 team points.
        Round 1 - Jasanne Harjo (Sand Springs Gold) 5-2 won by decision over Matt Reed (Claremore) 4-2 (Dec 11-7)
        Round 2 - Jasanne Harjo (Sand Springs Gold) 5-2 received a bye () (Bye)
        Round 3 - Aaron Lytle (Sapulpa) 5-1 won by fall over Jasanne Harjo (Sand Springs Gold) 5-2 (Fall 2:25)
        Round 4 - Jasanne Harjo (Sand Springs Gold) 5-2 received a bye () (Bye)
        Round 5 - Jasanne Harjo (Sand Springs Gold) 5-2 won by fall over Luke Hollowell (Cleveland) 1-6 (Fall 0:53)
        Quarterfinal - Jasanne Harjo (Sand Springs Gold) 5-2 won by fall over Abram Arechiga (Ponca City) 5-2 (Fall 6:00)
        Semifinal - Darius Boone (Tulsa Union) 5-0 won by decision over Jasanne Harjo (Sand Springs Gold) 5-2 (Dec 7-1)
        Cons. Round 3 - Jasanne Harjo (Sand Springs Gold) 5-2 won by fall over Oscar Mendez (Owasso) 3-4 (Fall 3:36)
        3rd Place Match - Jasanne Harjo (Sand Springs Gold) 5-2 won by decision over Blake Watkins (Skiatook) 5-2 (Dec 14-10)

    200 - Ty Rutledge (1-4) placed 8th and scored 24.00 team points.
        Round 1 - Ty Rutledge (Sand Springs Gold) 1-4 received a bye () (Bye)
        Round 2 - Ty Rutledge (Sand Springs Gold) 1-4 received a bye () (Bye)
        Round 3 - Ty Rutledge (Sand Springs Gold) 1-4 received a bye () (Bye)
        Round 4 - Ty Rutledge (Sand Springs Gold) 1-4 won by fall over Marshal Bates (Bartlesville) 0-4 (Fall 0:09)
        Round 5 - Zane Collinsworth (Coweta) 4-1 won by fall over Ty Rutledge (Sand Springs Gold) 1-4 (Fall 1:04)
        Quarterfinal - Daxx Arnold (Perry) 4-2 won by fall over Ty Rutledge (Sand Springs Gold) 1-4 (Fall 1:10)
        Cons. Round 2 - Tristan Petree (Sallisaw) 2-4 won by fall over Ty Rutledge (Sand Springs Gold) 1-4 (Fall 1:00)
        7th Place Match - J.R. Clark (Cleveland) 3-3 won by fall over Ty Rutledge (Sand Springs Gold) 1-4 (Fall 0:43)

    285 - Austin Rutledge (2-4) placed 6th and scored 34.00 team points.
        Round 1 - Austin Rutledge (Sand Springs Gold) 2-4 received a bye () (Bye)
        Round 2 - Austin Rutledge (Sand Springs Gold) 2-4 received a bye () (Bye)
        Round 3 - Austin Rutledge (Sand Springs Gold) 2-4 received a bye () (Bye)
        Round 4 - Austin Rutledge (Sand Springs Gold) 2-4 won by fall over Alan Carey (Owasso) 0-3 (Fall 0:43)
        Round 5 - Teaguen Wilson (Perry) 5-0 won by fall over Austin Rutledge (Sand Springs Gold) 2-4 (Fall 1:23)
        Quarterfinal - Wyatt Jones (Claremore) 4-2 won by fall over Austin Rutledge (Sand Springs Gold) 2-4 (Fall 1:47)
        Cons. Round 2 - Austin Rutledge (Sand Springs Gold) 2-4 won by fall over William Willis (Stillwater) 0-4 (Fall 3:40)
        Cons. Round 3 - Rylan Reynolds (Bartlesville) 4-1 won by fall over Austin Rutledge (Sand Springs Gold) 2-4 (Fall 0:28)
        5th Place Match - Wyatt Jones (Claremore) 4-2 won by fall over Austin Rutledge (Sand Springs Gold) 2-4 (Fall 0:51)

    Sand Springs Jr. High Tournament Results for Sand Springs Black


    80 - Dylan Luker (4-2) placed 9th and scored 20.50 team points.
        Round 1 - Dylan Luker (Sand Springs Black) 4-2 received a bye () (Bye)
        Round 2 - Dylan Luker (Sand Springs Black) 4-2 received a bye () (Bye)
        Round 3 - Tristan Burdick (Ponca City) 4-3 won by fall over Dylan Luker (Sand Springs Black) 4-2 (Fall 1:16)
        Round 4 - Dylan Luker (Sand Springs Black) 4-2 won by decision over Tanner Kernan (Coweta) 2-4 (Dec 6-5)
        Round 5 - Ryan Smith (Perry) 5-1 won by tech fall over Dylan Luker (Sand Springs Black) 4-2 (TF-1.5 3:29 (16-0))
        Cons. Round 1 - Dylan Luker (Sand Springs Black) 4-2 won by fall over Juan Sanchez (Sand Springs White) 1-5 (Fall 2:30)
        Cons. Round 2 - Dylan Luker (Sand Springs Black) 4-2 won by tech fall over Trenton Morris (Sallisaw) 0-5 (TF-1.5 3:40 (15-0))
        9th Place Match - Dylan Luker (Sand Springs Black) 4-2 won by decision over Tanner Kernan (Coweta) 2-4 (Dec 2-1)

    98 - Brenden Wiseley (5-2) placed 5th and scored 41.00 team points.
        Round 1 - Brenden Wiseley (Sand Springs Black) 5-2 received a bye () (Bye)
        Round 2 - Brenden Wiseley (Sand Springs Black) 5-2 won by fall over Blake Stone (Claremore) 2-4 (Fall 3:39)
        Round 3 - Brenden Wiseley (Sand Springs Black) 5-2 received a bye () (Bye)
        Round 4 - Brenden Wiseley (Sand Springs Black) 5-2 won by fall over Hunter Hutchison (Sallisaw) 1-6 (Fall 0:56)
        Round 5 - Brenden Wiseley (Sand Springs Black) 5-2 won by decision over Ethan Stevenson (Claremore) 4-3 (Dec 3-0)
        Quarterfinal - Brenden Wiseley (Sand Springs Black) 5-2 won by fall over Henry Warren (Stillwater) 2-4 (Fall 3:09)
        Semifinal - David Boucher (Bartlesville) 5-1 won by decision over Brenden Wiseley (Sand Springs Black) 5-2 (Dec 2-1)
        Cons. Round 3 - Caden Vaughn (Sand Springs Gold) 5-2 won by decision over Brenden Wiseley (Sand Springs Black) 5-2 (Dec 9-5)
        5th Place Match - Brenden Wiseley (Sand Springs Black) 5-2 won by fall over Killian McNichols (Owasso) 3-4 (Fall 4:44)

    106 - Kyler Clark (2-4) placed 12th and scored 12.00 team points.
        Round 1 - Cade Nicholas (Stillwater) 5-0 won by fall over Kyler Clark (Sand Springs Black) 2-4 (Fall 0:55)
        Round 2 - Kyler Clark (Sand Springs Black) 2-4 received a bye () (Bye)
        Round 3 - Kyler Clark (Sand Springs Black) 2-4 received a bye () (Bye)
        Round 4 - Cole Harris (Claremore) 3-3 won by fall over Kyler Clark (Sand Springs Black) 2-4 (Fall 1:48)
        Round 5 - Kyler Clark (Sand Springs Black) 2-4 received a bye () (Bye)
        Cons. Round 1 - Garret Johnson (Tulsa Union) 3-4 won by decision over Kyler Clark (Sand Springs Black) 2-4 (Dec 11-10)
        Cons. Round 2 - Kyler Clark (Sand Springs Black) 2-4 won by fall over Caleb Pence (Sallisaw) 0-5 (Fall 1:47)
        Cons. Round 3 - Kyler Clark (Sand Springs Black) 2-4 won by decision over Jacob Rampy (Sand Springs White) 3-4 (Dec 6-0)
        11th Place Match - Garret Johnson (Tulsa Union) 3-4 won by decision over Kyler Clark (Sand Springs Black) 2-4 (Dec 14-8)

    113 - Irwin Portiilo (6-0) placed 1st and scored 64.00 team points.
        Round 1 - Irwin Portiilo (Sand Springs Black) 6-0 won by fall over Tony Johnson (Skiatook) 3-4 (Fall 2:29)
        Round 2 - Irwin Portiilo (Sand Springs Black) 6-0 received a bye () (Bye)
        Round 3 - Irwin Portiilo (Sand Springs Black) 6-0 won by fall over Skyler Lancaster (Stillwater) 1-6 (Fall 1:48)
        Round 4 - Irwin Portiilo (Sand Springs Black) 6-0 received a bye () (Bye)
        Round 5 - Irwin Portiilo (Sand Springs Black) 6-0 won by fall over Foster Thaxton (Owasso) 3-3 (Fall 0:59)
        Quarterfinal - Irwin Portiilo (Sand Springs Black) 6-0 won by major decision over Lane Bristow (Ponca City) 4-3 (MD 11-2)
        Semifinal - Irwin Portiilo (Sand Springs Black) 6-0 won by decision over Hadyn Redus (Perry) 7-1 (Dec 6-2)
        1st Place Match - Irwin Portiilo (Sand Springs Black) 6-0 won by injury default over Spencer Edwards (Coweta) 5-1 (Inj. 2:26)

    120 - Devin Britton (2-3) placed 7th and scored 29.00 team points.
        Round 1 - Devin Britton (Sand Springs Black) 2-3 received a bye () (Bye)
        Round 2 - Devin Britton (Sand Springs Black) 2-3 received a bye () (Bye)
        Round 3 - Devin Britton (Sand Springs Black) 2-3 received a bye () (Bye)
        Round 4 - Devin Britton (Sand Springs Black) 2-3 won by fall over Jace Young (Claremore) 0-5 (Fall 0:24)
        Round 5 - Dylan Avery (Perry) 5-0 won by fall over Devin Britton (Sand Springs Black) 2-3 (Fall 0:44)
        Quarterfinal - Hunter Hall (Skiatook) 5-2 won by decision over Devin Britton (Sand Springs Black) 2-3 (Dec 4-0)
        Cons. Round 2 - Blake Ramos (Tulsa Union) 4-3 won by fall over Devin Britton (Sand Springs Black) 2-3 (Fall 1:45)
        7th Place Match - Devin Britton (Sand Springs Black) 2-3 won by fall over Hunter Proffitt (Sallisaw) 1-4 (Fall 1:14)

    126 - Rico Slattery (3-3) placed 11th and scored 15.00 team points.
        Round 1 - Rico Slattery (Sand Springs Black) 3-3 received a bye () (Bye)
        Round 2 - Jace Hightower (Claremore) 2-4 won by fall over Rico Slattery (Sand Springs Black) 3-3 (Fall 1:54)
        Round 3 - Rico Slattery (Sand Springs Black) 3-3 received a bye () (Bye)
        Round 4 - Moises Davalos (Tulsa Union) 4-3 won by fall over Rico Slattery (Sand Springs Black) 3-3 (Fall 0:54)
        Round 5 - Rico Slattery (Sand Springs Black) 3-3 won by fall over Isaac Smith (Coweta) 1-5 (Fall 1:14)
        Cons. Round 1 - Rico Slattery (Sand Springs Black) 3-3 received a bye () (Bye)
        Cons. Round 2 - Tyler Rush (Sand Springs Gold) 3-3 won by major decision over Rico Slattery (Sand Springs Black) 3-3 (MD 14-2)
        Cons. Round 3 - Rico Slattery (Sand Springs Black) 3-3 won by fall over Isaac Smith (Coweta) 1-5 (Fall 0:55)
        11th Place Match - Rico Slattery (Sand Springs Black) 3-3 won by decision over Branden Hines (Bartlesville) 1-4 (Dec 9-4)

    132 - Santana Naugle (1-3) placed 10th and scored 17.00 team points.
        Round 1 - Santana Naugle (Sand Springs Black) 1-3 received a bye () (Bye)
        Round 2 - Santana Naugle (Sand Springs Black) 1-3 received a bye () (Bye)
        Round 3 - Santana Naugle (Sand Springs Black) 1-3 received a bye () (Bye)
        Round 4 - Malik Morgan (Tulsa Union) 1-4 won by fall over Santana Naugle (Sand Springs Black) 1-3 (Fall 1:29)
        Round 5 - Dillon Hooper (Coweta) 5-1 won by fall over Santana Naugle (Sand Springs Black) 1-3 (Fall 0:49)
        Cons. Round 1 - Santana Naugle (Sand Springs Black) 1-3 received a bye () (Bye)
        Cons. Round 2 - Santana Naugle (Sand Springs Black) 1-3 won by disqualification over Darren Wills (Cleveland) 1-4 (DQ)
        9th Place Match - Coby Ervin (Skiatook) 3-2 won by fall over Santana Naugle (Sand Springs Black) 1-3 (Fall 0:10)

    140 - Dayvon Taylor (2-4) placed 6th and scored 35.00 team points.
        Round 1 - Dayvon Taylor (Sand Springs Black) 2-4 received a bye () (Bye)
        Round 2 - Dayvon Taylor (Sand Springs Black) 2-4 received a bye () (Bye)
        Round 3 - Dayvon Taylor (Sand Springs Black) 2-4 received a bye () (Bye)
        Round 4 - Dayvon Taylor (Sand Springs Black) 2-4 won by fall over Robert Gauches (Cleveland) 1-5 (Fall 2:21)
        Round 5 - Bryan Pollard (Skiatook) 5-0 won by tech fall over Dayvon Taylor (Sand Springs Black) 2-4 (TF-1.5 3:57 (19-4))
        Quarterfinal - Dayvon Taylor (Sand Springs Black) 2-4 won by fall over Josh Fincannon (Sand Springs White) 4-2 (Fall 1:26)
        Semifinal - Jacob Rogers (Tulsa Union) 4-2 won by fall over Dayvon Taylor (Sand Springs Black) 2-4 (Fall 4:02)
        Cons. Round 3 - David Cooper (Sand Springs Gold) 4-3 won by decision over Dayvon Taylor (Sand Springs Black) 2-4 (Dec 10-4)
        5th Place Match - Landon Carter (Owasso) 5-2 won by fall over Dayvon Taylor (Sand Springs Black) 2-4 (Fall 0:59)

    150 - Riley Magee (2-4) placed 6th and scored 33.50 team points.
        Round 1 - Riley Magee (Sand Springs Black) 2-4 received a bye () (Bye)
        Round 2 - Riley Magee (Sand Springs Black) 2-4 received a bye () (Bye)
        Round 3 - Riley Magee (Sand Springs Black) 2-4 received a bye () (Bye)
        Round 4 - Riley Magee (Sand Springs Black) 2-4 won by fall over Matthew Jenkins (Sallisaw) 0-4 (Fall 0:45)
        Round 5 - Draven Weeden (Skiatook) 5-0 won by fall over Riley Magee (Sand Springs Black) 2-4 (Fall 0:46)
        Quarterfinal - Cody Miller (Ponca City) 5-1 won by fall over Riley Magee (Sand Springs Black) 2-4 (Fall 0:32)
        Cons. Round 2 - Riley Magee (Sand Springs Black) 2-4 won by tech fall over Tegen Campbell (Sand Springs White) 1-4 (TF-1.5 2:54 (16-0))
        Cons. Round 3 - Terrell Williams (Perry) 4-2 won by fall over Riley Magee (Sand Springs Black) 2-4 (Fall 2:29)
        5th Place Match - Christian McCutcheon (Stillwater) 3-3 won by fall over Riley Magee (Sand Springs Black) 2-4 (Fall 2:42)

    162 - Justin Smith (0-3) placed 10th and scored 13.00 team points.
        Round 1 - Justin Smith (Sand Springs Black) 0-3 received a bye () (Bye)
        Round 2 - Justin Smith (Sand Springs Black) 0-3 received a bye () (Bye)
        Round 3 - Justin Smith (Sand Springs Black) 0-3 received a bye () (Bye)
        Round 4 - Atticus Aguilar (Cleveland) 2-4 won by fall over Justin Smith (Sand Springs Black) 0-3 (Fall 1:24)
        Round 5 - Jake Wright (Sand Springs Gold) 5-0 won by fall over Justin Smith (Sand Springs Black) 0-3 (Fall 0:44)
        Cons. Round 1 - Justin Smith (Sand Springs Black) 0-3 received a bye () (Bye)
        Cons. Round 2 - Justin Smith (Sand Springs Black) 0-3 received a bye () (Bye)
        9th Place Match - Davin Carrol (Owasso) 1-2 won by fall over Justin Smith (Sand Springs Black) 0-3 (Fall 0:35)

    175 - Ethan Sartin (2-4) placed 8th and scored 26.00 team points.
        Round 1 - Ethan Sartin (Sand Springs Black) 2-4 received a bye () (Bye)
        Round 2 - Ethan Sartin (Sand Springs Black) 2-4 won by fall over Kainana Wade (Cleveland) 0-5 (Fall 1:20)
        Round 3 - Ethan Sartin (Sand Springs Black) 2-4 received a bye () (Bye)
        Round 4 - Ethan Sartin (Sand Springs Black) 2-4 won by fall over Jake Liston (Stillwater) 2-4 (Fall 1:06)
        Round 5 - Blake Watkins (Skiatook) 5-2 won by fall over Ethan Sartin (Sand Springs Black) 2-4 (Fall 0:32)
        Quarterfinal - Darius Boone (Tulsa Union) 5-0 won by fall over Ethan Sartin (Sand Springs Black) 2-4 (Fall 1:47)
        Cons. Round 2 - Abram Arechiga (Ponca City) 5-2 won by fall over Ethan Sartin (Sand Springs Black) 2-4 (Fall 0:36)
        7th Place Match - Piper Pennington (Coweta) 2-3 won by decision over Ethan Sartin (Sand Springs Black) 2-4 (Dec 6-3)

    Sand Springs Jr. High Tournament Results for Sand Springs White


    80 - Juan Sanchez (1-5) placed 12th.
        Round 1 - Juan Sanchez (Sand Springs White) 1-5 received a bye () (Bye)
        Round 2 - Juan Sanchez (Sand Springs White) 1-5 received a bye () (Bye)
        Round 3 - Leyton Warne (Owasso) 3-3 won by fall over Juan Sanchez (Sand Springs White) 1-5 (Fall 2:00)
        Round 4 - Colby Strachan (Bartlesville) 5-2 won by fall over Juan Sanchez (Sand Springs White) 1-5 (Fall 1:47)
        Round 5 - Kaden `KJ` Clark (Sand Springs White) 3-3 won by decision over Juan Sanchez (Sand Springs White) 1-5 (Dec 13-11)
        Cons. Round 1 - Dylan Luker (Sand Springs Black) 4-2 won by fall over Juan Sanchez (Sand Springs White) 1-5 (Fall 2:30)
        Cons. Round 2 - Juan Sanchez (Sand Springs White) 1-5 received a bye () (Bye)
        Cons. Round 3 - Juan Sanchez (Sand Springs White) 1-5 won by fall over Skyy Johnson (Stillwater) 1-4 (Fall 0:40)
        11th Place Match - Kaden `KJ` Clark (Sand Springs White) 3-3 won by decision over Juan Sanchez (Sand Springs White) 1-5 (Dec 10-6)

    80 - Kaden `KJ` Clark (3-3) placed 11th and scored 14.00 team points.
        Round 1 - Colby Strachan (Bartlesville) 5-2 won by fall over Kaden `KJ` Clark (Sand Springs White) 3-3 (Fall 3:21)
        Round 2 - Kaden `KJ` Clark (Sand Springs White) 3-3 received a bye () (Bye)
        Round 3 - Kaden `KJ` Clark (Sand Springs White) 3-3 received a bye () (Bye)
        Round 4 - Leyton Warne (Owasso) 3-3 won by fall over Kaden `KJ` Clark (Sand Springs White) 3-3 (Fall 2:47)
        Round 5 - Kaden `KJ` Clark (Sand Springs White) 3-3 won by decision over Juan Sanchez (Sand Springs White) 1-5 (Dec 13-11)
        Cons. Round 1 - Tanner Kernan (Coweta) 2-4 won by fall over Kaden `KJ` Clark (Sand Springs White) 3-3 (Fall 1:47)
        Cons. Round 2 - Kaden `KJ` Clark (Sand Springs White) 3-3 received a bye () (Bye)
        Cons. Round 3 - Kaden `KJ` Clark (Sand Springs White) 3-3 won by fall over Trenton Morris (Sallisaw) 0-5 (Fall 2:03)
        11th Place Match - Kaden `KJ` Clark (Sand Springs White) 3-3 won by decision over Juan Sanchez (Sand Springs White) 1-5 (Dec 10-6)

    98 - Hunter Carter (0-6) placed 16th and scored 2.00 team points.
        Round 1 - Caden Vaughn (Sand Springs Gold) 5-2 won by fall over Hunter Carter (Sand Springs White) 0-6 (Fall 2:59)
        Round 2 - Hunter Carter (Sand Springs White) 0-6 received a bye () (Bye)
        Round 3 - Hunter Carter (Sand Springs White) 0-6 received a bye () (Bye)
        Round 4 - Shayden Trant (Ponca City) 3-3 won by fall over Hunter Carter (Sand Springs White) 0-6 (Fall 1:46)
        Round 5 - David Boucher (Bartlesville) 5-1 won by fall over Hunter Carter (Sand Springs White) 0-6 (Fall 0:58)
        Cons. Round 1 - Ethan Calhoon (Perry) 4-2 won by forfeit over Hunter Carter (Sand Springs White) 0-6 (For.)
        Cons. Round 2 - Hunter Hutchison (Sallisaw) 1-6 won by forfeit over Hunter Carter (Sand Springs White) 0-6 (For.)
        15th Place Match - Blake Stone (Claremore) 2-4 won by forfeit over Hunter Carter (Sand Springs White) 0-6 (For.)

    106 - Jacob Rampy (3-4) placed 13th and scored 12.50 team points.
        Round 1 - Jacob Rampy (Sand Springs White) 3-4 received a bye () (Bye)
        Round 2 - Michael Harjo (Sapulpa) 9-1 won by fall over Jacob Rampy (Sand Springs White) 3-4 (Fall 2:45)
        Round 3 - Scott Patton (Sand Springs Gold) 4-3 won by decision over Jacob Rampy (Sand Springs White) 3-4 (Dec 5-0)
        Round 4 - Jacob Rampy (Sand Springs White) 3-4 received a bye () (Bye)
        Round 5 - Jacob Rampy (Sand Springs White) 3-4 won by fall over Caleb Pence (Sallisaw) 0-5 (Fall 2:27)
        Cons. Round 1 - Jacob Rampy (Sand Springs White) 3-4 won by fall over C.J. Clifton (Coweta) 0-6 (Fall 3:23)
        Cons. Round 2 - Jesse Collinsworth (Coweta) 2-3 won by major decision over Jacob Rampy (Sand Springs White) 3-4 (MD 9-0)
        Cons. Round 3 - Kyler Clark (Sand Springs Black) 2-4 won by decision over Jacob Rampy (Sand Springs White) 3-4 (Dec 6-0)
        13th Place Match - Jacob Rampy (Sand Springs White) 3-4 won by fall over C.J. Clifton (Coweta) 0-6 (Fall 1:04)

    113 - Colten Roberts (5-3) placed 5th and scored 39.00 team points.
        Round 1 - Colten Roberts (Sand Springs White) 5-3 won by fall over Mark Turner (Owasso) 4-3 (Fall 0:23)
        Round 2 - Colten Roberts (Sand Springs White) 5-3 won by fall over Reed Gaddy (Coweta) 2-5 (Fall 1:08)
        Round 3 - Colten Roberts (Sand Springs White) 5-3 received a bye () (Bye)
        Round 4 - Colten Roberts (Sand Springs White) 5-3 won by fall over Seth Hammer (Claremore) 0-4 (Fall 0:18)
        Round 5 - Hadyn Redus (Perry) 7-1 won by fall over Colten Roberts (Sand Springs White) 5-3 (Fall 0:51)
        Quarterfinal - Spencer Edwards (Coweta) 5-1 won by fall over Colten Roberts (Sand Springs White) 5-3 (Fall 3:21)
        Cons. Round 2 - Colten Roberts (Sand Springs White) 5-3 won by decision over Foster Thaxton (Owasso) 3-3 (Dec 4-0)
        Cons. Round 3 - Hadyn Redus (Perry) 7-1 won by fall over Colten Roberts (Sand Springs White) 5-3 (Fall 3:19)
        5th Place Match - Colten Roberts (Sand Springs White) 5-3 won by major decision over Seth Jones (Sand Springs Gold) 4-3 (MD 11-2)

    120 - Caleb Phillips (2-3) placed 10th and scored 19.00 team points.
        Round 1 - Caleb Phillips (Sand Springs White) 2-3 received a bye () (Bye)
        Round 2 - Caleb Phillips (Sand Springs White) 2-3 won by fall over Hunter Schulz (Coweta) 3-4 (Fall 1:13)
        Round 3 - Caleb Phillips (Sand Springs White) 2-3 received a bye () (Bye)
        Round 4 - Blake Ramos (Tulsa Union) 4-3 won by decision over Caleb Phillips (Sand Springs White) 2-3 (Dec 7-3)
        Round 5 - Tyler Ash (Sand Springs Gold) 6-1 won by tech fall over Caleb Phillips (Sand Springs White) 2-3 (TF-1.5 3:37 (19-3))
        Cons. Round 1 - Caleb Phillips (Sand Springs White) 2-3 received a bye () (Bye)
        Cons. Round 2 - Caleb Phillips (Sand Springs White) 2-3 won by fall over Isaac Wilson (Stillwater) 2-5 (Fall 0:25)
        9th Place Match - Enrique Hernandez (Owasso) 3-2 won by decision over Caleb Phillips (Sand Springs White) 2-3 (Dec 4-0)

    126 - Preston Medlin (3-3) placed 4th and scored 43.00 team points.
        Round 1 - Preston Medlin (Sand Springs White) 3-3 received a bye () (Bye)
        Round 2 - Preston Medlin (Sand Springs White) 3-3 received a bye () (Bye)
        Round 3 - Preston Medlin (Sand Springs White) 3-3 received a bye () (Bye)
        Round 4 - Preston Medlin (Sand Springs White) 3-3 won by decision over Branden Hines (Bartlesville) 1-4 (Dec 6-2)
        Round 5 - Cale Glover (Skiatook) 5-0 won by fall over Preston Medlin (Sand Springs White) 3-3 (Fall 0:45)
        Quarterfinal - Avante Wilkins (Tulsa Union) 5-1 won by fall over Preston Medlin (Sand Springs White) 3-3 (Fall 1:47)
        Cons. Round 2 - Preston Medlin (Sand Springs White) 3-3 won by fall over Jace Hightower (Claremore) 2-4 (Fall 2:13)
        Cons. Round 3 - Preston Medlin (Sand Springs White) 3-3 won by fall over Moises Davalos (Tulsa Union) 4-3 (Fall 3:00)
        3rd Place Match - Daniel Millett (Ponca City) 5-1 won by decision over Preston Medlin (Sand Springs White) 3-3 (Dec 7-2)

    140 - Josh Fincannon (4-2) placed 7th and scored 31.00 team points.
        Round 1 - Josh Fincannon (Sand Springs White) 4-2 received a bye () (Bye)
        Round 2 - Josh Fincannon (Sand Springs White) 4-2 won by fall over Andrew Petermann (Stillwater) 2-4 (Fall 3:30)
        Round 3 - Josh Fincannon (Sand Springs White) 4-2 received a bye () (Bye)
        Round 4 - Josh Fincannon (Sand Springs White) 4-2 won by fall over Austin Hiser (Bartlesville) 2-5 (Fall 2:21)
        Round 5 - Josh Fincannon (Sand Springs White) 4-2 won by fall over Hunter Gilstrap (Coweta) 2-4 (Fall 2:39)
        Quarterfinal - Dayvon Taylor (Sand Springs Black) 2-4 won by fall over Josh Fincannon (Sand Springs White) 4-2 (Fall 1:26)
        Cons. Round 2 - Landon Carter (Owasso) 5-2 won by major decision over Josh Fincannon (Sand Springs White) 4-2 (MD 12-0)
        7th Place Match - Josh Fincannon (Sand Springs White) 4-2 won by decision over Andrew Petermann (Stillwater) 2-4 (Dec 7-6)

    150 - Lonnie Mills (2-4) placed 10th.
        Round 1 - Lonnie Mills (Sand Springs White) 2-4 received a bye () (Bye)
        Round 2 - Heurbey Magallon (Owasso) 3-3 won by fall over Lonnie Mills (Sand Springs White) 2-4 (Fall 1:08)
        Round 3 - Lonnie Mills (Sand Springs White) 2-4 received a bye () (Bye)
        Round 4 - Koby West (Claremore) 3-3 won by fall over Lonnie Mills (Sand Springs White) 2-4 (Fall 1:00)
        Round 5 - Noah Almy (Sand Springs Gold) 5-1 won by fall over Lonnie Mills (Sand Springs White) 2-4 (Fall 0:44)
        Cons. Round 1 - Lonnie Mills (Sand Springs White) 2-4 won by fall over Caleb Griffin (Coweta) 0-4 (Fall 1:38)
        Cons. Round 2 - Lonnie Mills (Sand Springs White) 2-4 won by fall over Matthew Jenkins (Sallisaw) 0-4 (Fall 1:22)
        9th Place Match - Tyler Merriman (Cleveland) 2-2 won by fall over Lonnie Mills (Sand Springs White) 2-4 (Fall 0:54)

    150 - Tegen Campbell (1-4) placed 8th and scored 24.00 team points.
        Round 1 - Tegen Campbell (Sand Springs White) 1-4 received a bye () (Bye)
        Round 2 - Tegen Campbell (Sand Springs White) 1-4 received a bye () (Bye)
        Round 3 - Tegen Campbell (Sand Springs White) 1-4 received a bye () (Bye)
        Round 4 - Tegen Campbell (Sand Springs White) 1-4 won by fall over Caleb Griffin (Coweta) 0-4 (Fall 1:23)
        Round 5 - Terrell Williams (Perry) 4-2 won by fall over Tegen Campbell (Sand Springs White) 1-4 (Fall 0:56)
        Quarterfinal - Noah Almy (Sand Springs Gold) 5-1 won by fall over Tegen Campbell (Sand Springs White) 1-4 (Fall 0:41)
        Cons. Round 2 - Riley Magee (Sand Springs Black) 2-4 won by tech fall over Tegen Campbell (Sand Springs White) 1-4 (TF-1.5 2:54 (16-0))
        7th Place Match - Heurbey Magallon (Owasso) 3-3 won by fall over Tegen Campbell (Sand Springs White) 1-4 (Fall 1:32)

    175 - Robert Parrish (4-3) placed 11th and scored 20.00 team points.
        Round 1 - Robert Parrish (Sand Springs White) 4-3 received a bye () (Bye)
        Round 2 - Oscar Mendez (Owasso) 3-4 won by fall over Robert Parrish (Sand Springs White) 4-3 (Fall 0:32)
        Round 3 - Robert Parrish (Sand Springs White) 4-3 received a bye () (Bye)
        Round 4 - Robert Parrish (Sand Springs White) 4-3 won by fall over Garret Graham (Sallisaw) 1-5 (Fall 0:52)
        Round 5 - Abram Arechiga (Ponca City) 5-2 won by fall over Robert Parrish (Sand Springs White) 4-3 (Fall 0:53)
        Cons. Round 1 - Luke Hollowell (Cleveland) 1-6 won by fall over Robert Parrish (Sand Springs White) 4-3 (Fall 3:41)
        Cons. Round 2 - Robert Parrish (Sand Springs White) 4-3 won by fall over Kainana Wade (Cleveland) 0-5 (Fall 0:31)
        Cons. Round 3 - Robert Parrish (Sand Springs White) 4-3 won by fall over Jake Liston (Stillwater) 2-4 (Fall 2:48)
        11th Place Match - Robert Parrish (Sand Springs White) 4-3 won by forfeit over Garret Graham (Sallisaw) 1-5 (For.)

    Playoff roundup and Week 12 rankings

    By: Scott Emigh, Editor-in-Chief

    If there was any doubt that District 1 teams were the only real contenders for the title, it's been laid to rest after solid beatdowns in the first round of the playoffs this weekend. 

    #1 Booker T Washington (10-0, 7-0) District 1 Champions

    #9 Choctaw (5-6, 2-5) District 2

    No surprise here, OSU-commit Justice Hill exploded for 189 yards and five touchdowns in a home quarterfinal performance. The yellowjackets never really had much of a chance against the #1 rungame in the state. 

    The pick: BTW 52, Choctaw 17.

    Results: BTW 47, Choctaw 17. 

    #3 Charles Page (6-4, 5-2) District 1

    #8 Stillwater (5-6, 3-3) District 2

    It was more-or-less granted that Sand Springs would win, but the real surprise here is just how badly they beat the Pioneers. It wasn't so much the Pioneer's faults--they actually completed more passes than in their last game and had a standard night. It was the Sandites who showed up better than ever and completely out-athleted the home team. The Sandite secondary held the Pioneers to zero first downs in the first quarter and only five per-quarter to follow, not to mention 10 tackles-for-loss and a blocked kick that resulted in a safety. Hunter Greathouse had his first perfect night passing, completing all 11 of his throws for 181 yards and 2 touchdowns. Lane Lettich and Payton Scott combined for 234 yards and 4 touchdowns on the ground.

    The pick: CPHS 27, Stillwater 3

    Results: CPHS 49, Stillwater 14. 


    #4 Bixby (7-4, 4-3) District 1

    #5 Lawton (8-2, 6-0) District 2 Champions

    The only game that was expected to be close this week was anything but close. The Spartans have had a rough time these last few weeks, getting hammered by Booker T, barely squeezing past Muskogee in overtime, and being shut out by Sand Springs. They put a stop to that streak Saturday at Lawton, handing the wolverines their first loss of the season by a large margin. Bixby completed 20 first downs and held Lawton to a staggering low 4 while doubling the wolverines' total yardage.

    The pick: Bixby 35, Lawton 28

    Results: Bixby 36, Lawton 6.

    #2 Bartlesville (10-1, 6-1) District 1

    #6 Midwest City (6-4, 4-2) District 2

    Midwest City made probably the biggest effort at upsetting it's District 1 opponent, and were it not for a 1-yard line fumble to end a 79 yard drive, it may have been a lot closer. As it were, the Bombers failed to stop Colton Penrod's aerial assault that ended up tallying 279 yards and 4 touchdowns.

    The pick: Bartlesville 42, MWC 35

    Results: Bville 35, MWC 14.

    The rest of the rankings

    • #7 Muskogee
    • #10 Ponca City
    • #11 Sapulpa
    • #12 Eisenhower
    • #13 Putnam City West
    • #14 Enid
    • #15 Claremore

    My Record

    • Week 1: 10-2 (.833)
    • Week 2: 12-2 (.857)
    • Week 3: 6-3 (.666)
    • Week 4: 6-2 (.750)
    • Week 5: 5-3 (.625)
    • Week 6: 8-0 (1.00)
    • Week 7: 8-0 (1.00)
    • Week 8: 7-1 (.875)
    • Week 9: 6-2 (.750)
    • Week 10: 6-1 (.857)
    • Week 11: 4-0 (1.00) 
    • Overall: 78-16 (.829)

    Sandite All-Stars: Your leaders in offense

    By: Scott Emigh, Editor-in-Chief

    It's been a tremendous season for the Sandites. While they're technically 5-4, on the field they're 7-2, not even including the Guthrie game that we were leading 18-7 when it was called off due to lightning. Two of our losses come from forfeitures (due to an ineligible player) that were actually wins of 61-8 and 33-7. So while the books say otherwise--we all know that realistically Sand Springs is 8-2, which (were it official) would make it our best record since 1997.

    Not to mention we beat Booker T in total yardage of 232-217 and we're the only team to score first on them all season. We're also one of only two teams to lead them at any point all season. We also dealt Bixby their first shut out in seven years.

    So who are the incredible players that have made all this impossible?

    The following stats include both forfeitures and the Guthrie game. Whether officially recognized or not, they did happen.

    Passing

    The leader in passing is first-year starting junior quarterback Hunter Greathouse who has completed 71 of 140 for 1271 yards and 13 touchdowns, averaging 9 yards per pass attempt and 18 per completion. His season long is 70 yards against Guthrie, but has connected for huge throws in every game he's been in, including 63-yarders against Booker T and Bixby, and a 60 against Claremore. His best game this season was against Sapulpa when he threw 10-18-0-204 for 3 touchdowns. He is currently third in 6A-II.

    • Multi-purpose junior Kasey Bales also has a 37 yard pass against Enid and is 1 for 2 this season.
    • Freshman QB Caden Pennington connected on 1 of 2 passes at Hale for 8 yards. 
    • Senior holder Jacob Taber has had to throw a couple of passes this season due to bad snaps and is 1 of 2 for 5 yards.

    Receiving

    Senior Trace Fleischman is the go-to-guy on receptions with 26 catches for 593 yards and 4 touchdowns. His longest reception of the season was 70 yards against Guthrie. He is the #4 receiver in class 6A-II.

    Kasey Bales is the only Sandite with both passing and receiving yards this season. He has 17 catches for 265 yards and 3 touchdowns. His longest reception of the season was 63 yards against Bixby.

    Sand Springs has several other talented receivers.

    • Lane Lettich 10-165 and 2 touchdowns, long 44.
    • Ty Fain 7-107 and 1 touchdown, long 37.
    • Payton Scott 2-74 and 1 touchdown, long 59.
    • Josh Taber 4-50 and 1 touchdown (on his first play of the season), long 27.
    • Jake Ward 4-34, long 13.
    • Dalton Honneycut 2-26, long 13.

    Rushing

    Senior Lane Lettich is the clear leader on the ground for Sand Springs. He currently has 172 carries for 813 yards, averaging 4.73. He has 13 touchdowns and a long of 29 yards against Muskogee. His best game of the season was against Sapulpa where he carried 23 times for 133 yards and two touchdowns, though he had three touchdowns against Hale as well as Claremore. Lettich is #7 in 6A-II at rushing.

    Trailing Lettich is sophomore Payton Scott who will likely be the starting tailback next season. He sits at 93 carries for 705 yards and 7 touchdowns with a long of 45 against Ponca City. He averages 7.58 yards-per-carry and his season-best was a breakthrough 17-200 and 2 touchdowns against Ponca. Scott is #9 in 6A-II at rushing. 

    Lawton is the only other team with two players in the top-10 for rushing yards. 

    Other Sandites with rushing yards are

    • Trace Fleischman 16-86, long 31.
    • Ben Norte 14-79, long 36.
    • Hunter Greathouse 50-25 and 2 touchdowns, long 23.
    • Tony Chinchilla 2-21 and 1 touchdown, long 11.
    • Kasey Bales 3-9, long 16.
    • Jaxon Starling 1-1.

    #3 Sand Springs (5-4, 5-2) will enter the playoffs for the fourth-consecutive season tonight at #8 Stillwater (5-5, 3-3) and is the favorite to win. Sand Springs's offense averages 3.5 touchdowns per game.

    Week 10 Roundup

    By: Scott Emigh, Editor-in-Chief

    The last week of regular-season football was no less exciting than the rest of the season, and the rankings haven't changed much going into the playoffs.

    #1 Booker T Washington (9-0, 7-0) District 1

    #7 Muskogee (3-7, 3-4) District 1

    The Roughers never really had much of a chance to stop the Hornets from a perfect season--not after Bixby, Bartlesville, and Sand Springs failed to. But they certainly played with heart. Without lead running back Molijah Gilbert, the Roughers resorted to an aerial offense and senior quarterback Quintahj Cherry managed to surpass the 2000 yard mark for the season. It was nowhere near enough to overcome OSU-commit Justice Hill, however. The soon-to-be Cowboy ran up 135 yards and 3 touchdowns on just 9 carries before retiring to the bench after the first half. 

    The pick: BTW 56, Muskogee 14

    Results: BTW 46, Muskogee 21

    #2 Bartlesville (9-1, 6-1) District 1

    #15 Claremore (2-8, 0-7) District 1

    The Zebras actually managed to lead the Bruins, briefly. Then Colton Penrod dropped touchdown bombs of 65, 65, and 55 on his way to a 237 yard finish. The run game was strong as well as Jarron Hilger picked up 124 rushing yards and scored on the first Bruin drive. 

    The pick: Bville 48, Claremore 13

    Results: Bville 56, Claremore 22

    #3 Charles Page (5-4, 5-2) District 1

    #4 Bixby (6-4, 4-3) District 1

    Sand Springs got their payback against the Spartans for last season. Bixby was dealt their first shutout in seven years and was held to negative rushing yards by the top defense in the state which ran up 5 sacks and 11 tackles for loss. 

    The pick: CPHS 41, Bixby 35

    Results: CPHS 20, Bixby 0

    #5 Lawton (8-1, 6-0) District 2

    #9 Choctaw (5-5, 2-4) District 2

    The Wolverines were without their leading defensive player, and it showed, but they were still able to hold off the Yellowjackets for their third consecutive undefeated district championship. 

    The pick: Lawton 48, Choctaw 24

    Results: Lawton 33, Choctaw 25

    #6 Midwest City (6-3, 4-2) District 2

    Midwest City elected not to play a fourth non-district game and took a week off before the playoffs.

    #8 Stillwater (5-5, 3-3) District 2

    #12 Eisenhower (1-9, 1-5) District 2

    The Eagles didn't fail to impress, but they did fail to bump the Pioneers down from the #2 seed. It was a battle royale at Pioneer Stadium as Ike tied things up 21-21 late in the fourth quarter, but quarterback Jace Brownlee ran in a 61 yard touchdown on the ensuing drive to take the final lead. 

    The pick: Stilly 35, Ike 21.

    Results: Stilly 33, Ike 27.

    #10 Ponca City (3-6, 2-5) District 1

    #11 Sapulpa (2-7, 1-6) District 1

    The Chieftains had a rough start this year, but managed to work their way up a few spots due to some solid late-season performances. This loss came down to the first ever field goal miss of Sapulpa kicker Paige McCracken, but considering what Sapulpa had to overcome from last year, they should all be proud.

    The pick: Ponca 35, Sapulpa 21

    Results: Ponca 30, Sapulpa 28.

    #13 Putnam City West (4-6, 2-4) District 2

    #14 Enid (2-8, 2-4) District 2

    The Patriots' post-season dreams came to an end, but they still won three more games than anyone thought they would. It looks like the losing-streak for PCW may finally be reaching its end, so District 2 better keep a wary eye going into next season. Enid narrowly pulled off the upset to avoid the bottom ranking in the division.

    The pick: PCW 47, Enid 35

    Results: Enid 49, PCW 42

    My Record

    • Week 1: 10-2 (.833)
    • Week 2: 12-2 (.857)
    • Week 3: 6-3 (.666)
    • Week 4: 6-2 (.750)
    • Week 5: 5-3 (.625)
    • Week 6: 8-0 (1.00)
    • Week 7: 8-0 (1.00)
    • Week 8: 7-1 (.875)
    • Week 9: 6-2 (.750)
    • Week 10: 6-1 (.857)
    • Overall: 74-16 (.822)

    Week 10 Rankings and Predictions

    By: Scott Emigh, Editor-in-Chief

    #1 Booker T Washington (8-0, 6-0) District 1

    #7 Muskogee (3-6, 3-3) District 1

    Don't expect any surprises here. Muskogee's a far better team than they've been in recent years, but after being knocked out of playoff contention there's little likelihood that they'll find the motivation to upset the #1 undefeated team. Expect OSU-commit Justice Hill to rush for a couple hundred yards as usual and Dakari Willis will probably look to stretch his arm out a bit before the playoffs.

    The pick: BTW 56, Muskogee 14

    #2 Bartlesville (8-1, 5-1) District 1

    #13 Claremore (2-7, 0-6) District 1

    Bartlesville consistently gives up points, but also consistently scores substantially more. It'll be a blow out, but I doubt it'll be a shut out. The Zebras have had a rough time this season with injuries, but they've still got heart and won't go down without a fight. Between Colton Penrod and Jarron Hilger, however, it should be a clear Bruin victory.

    The pick: Bville 48, Claremore 13.

    #3 Charles Page (4-4, 4-2) District 1

    #4 Bixby (6-3, 4-2) District 1

    Bixby has fallen quite a bit from their early season performance and barely edged by Muskogee last week in overtime while Sand Springs was close to upsetting top-ranked Booker T. On paper, this should be a clear pick. However, there's a lot of bad blood between the Sandites and Spartans after Bixby injured several Sand Springs players last year and beat them twice--once in the regular season and once in the semifinals. Muskogee's players hadn't even made it home yet before Twitter was blowing up with Sandite tweets calling out Bixby last week. The playoffs are locked up for both teams, but they'll be battling for the #3 seed so it should be a shootout, just like last year's 34-31 week 10 game. Bixby has one of the best runningbacks in the state in Nic Roller and Sand Springs has the best defense so it should be a great matchup.

    The pick: Sand Springs 41, Bixby 35.

    #5 Lawton (7-1, 5-0) District 2

    #11 Choctaw (5-4, 2-3) District 2

    The Wolverines wrapped up a district championship last week against Midwest City and their only loss was a rivalry matchup against the undefeated #1 team in 5A. Choctaw is coming to do battle, however, as they need a win to hold onto a playoff berth. 

    The pick: Lawton 48, Choctaw 24

    #6 Midwest City (6-3, 4-2) District 2

    Midwest City elected not to play a fourth non-district game and is taking a week off before the playoffs.

    #8 Putnam City West (4-5, 2-3) District 2

    #14 Enid (2-7, 1-4) District 2

    It's down to the wire for PCW. The Patriots are already experiencing their best record since 2000, but after a big time upset by Eisenhower last week it still remains to be seen if they'll clinch their first playoff appearance since 1996. On paper, it should be locked up. But if Enid overcomes PCW like Ike did, then Choctaw will take the bottom seed in the playoffs.

    The pick: PCW 47, Enid 35

    #9 Stillwater (4-5, 3-2) District 2

    #15 Eisenhower (1-8, 1-4) District 2

    It's too late for Ike to reach the playoffs, but it's not too late for them to bump Stillwater down to the bottom seed and at least move up from the bottom rank of the division. The Eagles will be flying high after their 50-28 dominating upset @ PCW last week.

    The pick: Stilly 38, Ike 35

    #10 Ponca City (2-6, 1-5) District 1

    #12 Sapulpa (2-6, 1-5) District 1

    The Chieftains pulled off a narrow 1 point win last week against Claremore in the lowest scoring game of the season for 6A-II, but it was their first win since week 2 and it was an upset. Expect Dae Williams to cross the 1500 season rushing mark. Ponca doesn't have any huge stars like Williams, but they have a better talent-spread among the players. Keep your eyes on QB Conner Larson and the RB/WR combo of the Arita brothers. 

    The pick: Ponca 35, Sapulpa 21

    My Record

    • Week 1: 10-2 (.833)
    • Week 2: 12-2 (.857)
    • Week 3: 6-3 (.666)
    • Week 4: 6-2 (.750)
    • Week 5: 5-3 (.625)
    • Week 6: 8-0 (1.00)
    • Week 7: 8-0 (1.00)
    • Week 8: 7-1 (.875)
    • Week 9: 6-2 (.750)
    • Overall: 68-15 (.819)

    Week 9 Roundup and Week 10 Rankings

    By: Scott Emigh, Editor-in-Chief

    #1 Booker T Washington (8-0, 6-0) District 1

    #3 Charles Page (4-4, 4-2) District 1

    The Hornets held off Sand Springs with a last minute field goal to further their series lead to 12-6, but it was the Sandites who were the stars of the show. Not only was SS the only team this season to lead the Hornets, but they thoroughly dominated offensively, beating the home team by 112 yards. The loss came down to two plays. First, Sand Springs had a 31 yard field goal nullified due to having only 10 players on the field, and the retry was fumbled due to the rain-slicked ball. Then, the visitors tried for a fourth and goal touchdown pass from the four instead of kicking a field goal.

    The pick: BTW 43, CPHS 24.

    Results: BTW 17, CPHS 14. 

    #2 Bartlesville (8-1, 5-1) District 1

    #10 Ponca City (2-6, 1-5) District 1

    The Wildcats managed to draw first blood with a first quarter field goal but four minutes later Bartlesville took the lead once and for all. Colton Penrod, the #3 quarterback in the state, passed for 228 yards and Jarron Hilger picked up 147 yards rushing. Ponca went down with all pistons firing, however, and Darrell Arita put up a valiant effort with 133 rush yards. 

    The pick: Bartlesville 56, Ponca 28.

    Results: Bartlesville 42, Ponca 23. 

    #4 Bixby (6-3, 4-2) District 1

    #7 Muskogee (3-6, 3-3) District 1

    The Spartans edged out Muskogee by a hair as Cade Cabbiness blocked what would have been a game-winning PAT to force overtime. Nic Roller scored on a 1-yard run for Bixby, and Connor Walker had an endzone-interception to seal the victory and secure a Spartan playoff berth.  

    The pick: Bixby 42, Muskogee 27

    Results: Bixby 48, Muskogee 41.

    #5 Lawton (7-1, 5-0) District 2

    #6 Midwest City (6-3, 4-2) District 2

    The top team in District 2 emerged to an 18-0 half time lead before Jacob Reed got the Bombers on the board with a 1-yard carry. Brendon Brown front flipped into the endzone to even things out to 18-13, before the Wolverines pulled ahead for the win.

    The pick: Lawton 35, MWC 27.

    Results: Lawton 24, MWC 13. 

    #8 Putnam City West (4-5, 2-3) District 2

    #15 Eisenhower (1-8, 1-4) District 2

    The Eagles pulled off a major upset to avoid a win-less season, but in a district where everybody has losses to teams they should have beaten hands-down, I'm unable to bump Ike up from the bottom position unless they manage to do it again against Stillwater. They managed to hold the Patriots back from their first winning record in 15 years, which is unfortunate for PCW, but it doesn't eliminate them from playoff contention. So long as Lawton beats Choctaw and PCW defeats Enid, they'll still get their first post-season appearance since 1996. 

    The pick: PCW 42, Ike 14.

    Results: Ike 50, PCW 28. 

    #9 Stillwater (4-5, 3-2) District 2

    #14 Enid (2-7, 1-4) District 2

    Enid took the lead as Stillwater struggled defensively in a shootout that both teams needed to reach the post season. The Pioneers didn't take the lead till midway through the fourth, but managed to haul in the win and clinch a playoff berth. 

    The pick: Stillwater 38, Enid 20.

    Results: Stillwater 48, Enid 37.

    #11 Choctaw (5-4, 2-3) District 2

    US Grant (2-6)

    The Yellowjackets took an easy 20-0 lead on Grant in a dominating bye-week from district play.

    The pick: Choctaw 47, Grant 12

    Results: Choctaw 58, Grant 8

    #12 Sapulpa (2-6, 1-5) District 1

    #13 Claremore (2-7, 0-6) District 1

    The Chieftains finally found a district win thanks to SMU-commit Dae Williams's 211 rushing yards and sole Chieftain touchdown. 

    The pick: Claremore 35, Sapulpa 27

    Results: Sapulpa 7, Claremore 6.

    My Record

    • Week 1: 10-2 (.833)
    • Week 2: 12-2 (.857)
    • Week 3: 6-3 (.666)
    • Week 4: 6-2 (.750)
    • Week 5: 5-3 (.625)
    • Week 6: 8-0 (1.00)
    • Week 7: 8-0 (1.00)
    • Week 8: 7-1 (.875)
    • Week 9: 6-2 (.750)
    • Overall: 68-15 (.819)

    Week 9 Predictions

    By: Scott Emigh, Editor-in-Chief

    These next two weeks hold a lot of post-season-implication for District 1. While the dust is mostly settled down South, the North still has four teams battling it out for playoff berths and you can expect that none of them will go quietly into that good night.

    #1 Booker T Washington (7-0, 5-0) District 1

    #3 Charles Page (4-3, 4-1) District 1

    Easily the biggest game of the week for 6A-II, and the biggest game of the year for Sand Springs, this will be the deciding game on if the Sandites have a real shot at the state title. If CPHS can pull off the upset here then they'll have a guaranteed ride to the playoffs. On paper, the Hornets should have no problem fending off Sand Springs, but a storm is brewing and the Sandites are hungry. Booker T is a predominately run-oriented offense while Sand Springs has a pretty even pass-rush split. BTW has the home field advantage, but with rain on the way, anything can happen. Booker T leads the series 11-6, but Sand Springs has won 2 of the last 3 and the last 2 were both big-scoring shootouts.

    The pick: BTW 43, CPHS 24

    #2 Bartlesville (7-1, 4-1) District 1

    #10 Ponca City (2-5, 1-4) District 1

    Not much to see here, the Wildcats will be easily tamed by the Bruins' stellar air raid. Colton Penrod just passed the 8000 mark on career-passing yards and is third in the state this season. 

    The pick: Bartlesville 56, Ponca 28

    #4 Bixby (5-3, 3-2) District 1

    #7 Muskogee (3-5, 3-2) District 1

    Muskogee's last real hope for a playoff berth comes down to this game. The Spartans are still one of the top teams in the state, but they have fallen on hard times. Bixby is coming off a devastating loss to BTW and Muskogee gets the home field advantage in what's sure to be a thrilling game. The Spartans have a lot to prove in this game if they want to be a real contender for the title. 

    The pick: Bixby 42, Muskogee 27

    #5 Lawton (6-1, 4-0) District 2

    #6 Midwest City (6-2, 4-1) District 2

    Probably the second-most exciting game of the week is the Title game for District 2. The Bombers put up a great effort in a week 1 loss to BTW, then got upset majorly by Stillwater. Was the Pioneer loss a fluke or are the Wolverines truly the best team down South? 

    The pick: Lawton 35, MWC 27

    #8 Putnam City West (4-4, 2-2) District 2

    #15 Eisenhower (0-8, 0-4) District 2

    The Patriots came into the season as the bottom-ranked team in the division and haven't had a winning record since 2000, and haven't seen the playoffs since 1996. The current lineup has put an end to that era and is headed to the playoffs, so long as they aren't upset by the two worst teams in the state. 

    The pick: PCW 42, Ike 14

    #9 Stillwater (3-5, 2-2) District 2

    #14 Enid (2-6, 1-3) District 2

    The Pioneers won't have a winning record, but they should make the playoffs with the bottom seed, at least. Enid's only true win was a 3-point win against Ike last week. Sand Springs had to forfeit a 33-7 victory after a player was deemed ineligible. 

    The pick: Stilly 38, Enid 20

    #11 Claremore (2-6, 0-5) District 1

    #13 Sapulpa (1-6, 0-5) District 1

    The pick: Claremore 35, Sapulpa 27

    #12 Choctaw (4-4, 2-3) District 2

    US Grant (2-5) 

    The Generals finally broke a 6-game losing streak and officially have their best record since 2003. Don't expect them to tie that magical 4-6 season, however. 

    The pick: Choctaw 47, Grant 12

     

    Week 8 Roundup and Week 9 Rankings

    By: Scott Emigh, Editor-in-Chief

    #1 Booker T Washington (7-0, 5-0) District 1

    #4 Bixby (5-3, 3-2) District 1

    The Hornets continue to be the indisputable top team in 6A-II, slaughtering last year's State Champions to beat the spread by an astounding 40 points. Turnovers were the name of the game, as the Spartans gave up two fumbles and threw two interceptions. Despite 270 yards of total offense, Bixby only entered the endzone once on a 3 yard rush by Nic Roller. Washington relied on a predominately rushing offense for 375 yards against only 79 from the air, but don't count out their passing game against future opponents as QB Dakari Wilson was 8 for 11 with no interceptions. Sparta falls to fourth in the rankings, but despite a massive beatdown this week, Bixby's still a big favorite to make the playoffs where anything can happen.

    The pick: BTW 35, Bixby 30

    Results: BTW 52, Bixby 7

    #2 Bartlesville (7-1, 4-1) District 1

    #13 Sapulpa (1-6, 0-5) District 1

    No surprises here, the Bruins rebounded excellently after a field-goal-loss to BTW to bring down the hammer on Sapulpa. A devastating air raid by QB Colton Penrod amounted to 430 passing yards and seven passing touchdowns against the Chieftains.

    The pick: Bville 47, Sapulpa 20.

    Results: Bville 56, Sapulpa 21.

    #3 Charles Page (4-3, 4-1) District 1

    #7 Muskogee (3-5, 3-2) District 1

    The Sand Springs Sandites swap places with the Spartans after a dominating defensive performance that outdid all expectations against the previously 6th-ranked Roughers. Muskogee has definitely improved as a team since last year, but the legendary Sandite secondary is better than ever and continues to develop as the season progresses. The O-line put up some massive blocks creating holes for Payton Scott and Lane Lettich to both cross the 500 rush-yard mark for the season and Hunter Greathouse easily surpassed 1000 passing yards. Jason Cooper picked off three Muskogee passes, one for a touchdown that was called back due to holding. 

    The pick: CPHS 35, Muskogee 21.

    Results: CPHS 34, Muskogee 10.

    #5 Lawton (6-1, 4-0) District 2

    TX #754 Triple A Academy (4-5)

    The pick: Lawton 61, Triple A 7

    Results: Lawton 51, Triple A 7.

    #6 Midwest City (6-2, 4-1) District 2

    #12 Choctaw (4-4, 2-3) District 2

    The Bombers took a rough upset to Stillwater a few weeks ago, but it's looking like the Pioneers may have simply pulled a fluke because since then they barely edged out Choctaw and lost to PCW, both of whom were clearly defeated by MWC. District 2 seems to be having a hard time deciding who their best teams are besides Lawton, but I think we can count on the Bombers to put up a solid post-season performance. It wasn't the cleanest win of the season, but it sets up MWC for a district championship battle with Lawton next week. MWC jumps two spots.

    The pick: MWC 27, Choctaw 13

    Results: MWC 28, Choctaw 21.

    #8 Putnam City West (4-4, 2-2) District 2

    #9 Stillwater (3-5, 2-2) District 2

    The Patriots have done an excellent job this season, already outdoing their previous season record by three wins with two winable games left. While they may not be in legitimate state title contention, they've got a lot to be proud of, climbing more since the preseason rankings than any other team to potentially make it to the playoffs for the first time since 1996.  PCW moves up one spot while Stillwater drops two.

    The pick: Stillwater 38, PCW 36

    Results: PCW 35, Stillwater 26

    #10 Ponca City (2-5, 1-4) District 1

    #11 Claremore (2-6 0-5) District 1

    One of the closest games of the night, Ponca City pulled out the edge on Clarmore. Ponca trailed 347-333 in total offensive yardage and gained less yards-per-play, but completed more first downs. Ponca threw an interception, but Claremore recovered a Wildcat fumble. Both teams had about 70 yards in penalties. Claremore held a 24-16 lead deep in the third but Ponca rallied from behind and recovered a pooch kick to run the clock out.

    The pick: Ponca 44, Claremore 33

    Results: Ponca 29, Claremore 24.

    #14 Enid (2-6, 1-3) District 2

    #15 Eisenhower (0-8, 0-4) District 2

    The Plainsmen picked up their first true win of the season, edging out the Eagles in a massive offensive shootout. Brian Banks caught for 109 of Enid's 262 passing yardage and Devin Pratt picked up a career-high 260 rushing yards for four touchdowns. Ike's Rico Bussey finished with 222 yards of total offense.

    The pick: Enid 27, Ike 16.

    Results: Enid 44, Ike 41.

    My Record

    • Week 1: 10-2 (.833)
    • Week 2: 12-2 (.857)
    • Week 3: 6-3 (.666)
    • Week 4: 6-2 (.750)
    • Week 5: 5-3 (.625)
    • Week 6: 8-0 (1.00)
    • Week 7: 8-0 (1.00)
    • Week 8: 7-1 (.875)
    • Overall: 62-13 (.826)

    Week 8 Predictions

    By: Scott Emigh, Editor-in-Chief

    #1 Booker T Washington (6-0, 4-0) District 1

    #3 Bixby (5-2, 3-1) District 1

    Bixby may have fallen down the rankings a little bit after being upset by Bartlesville, but only a fool would count them out of the race for the state title. BTW barely held off Bville for a 3-point win last week to remain perfect, but this late in the season all eyes are focused in on the gold and anything can happen. Booker T wins by an average of 36 points this season, but knock out the pushovers from that lineup and things have been a lot closer. The only real challenges they've had have been #8 Midwest City whom they beat 28-16 in week one and #2 Bartlesville last week. Bixby, meanwhile, opened the season by running up 24 points against the top team in the state, the number 12 team in the nation. The only team to score more points against Jenks this season was Union who only outdid the Spartans by a field goal. This is the game to watch this week and while I'm picking BTW, if I had to pick an upset, this would be it.

    I say Bixby scores first, BTW gets the run of things, Bixby surges late in the fourth for the last two TDs of the game with conversions on each but ultimately falls short.

    The pick: BTW 35, Bixby 30

    #2 Bartlesville (6-1, 3-1) District 1

    #13 Sapulpa (1-5, 0-4) District 1

    Get ready for another beat-down, Sapulpa, the Bruins are leaving ruins in their wake. The Chieftains are putting up decent points on everyone, but they're allowing far too many to stand a chance against this double headed offense. Expect Colton Penrod to clear 2000 season-passing yards this game while running-back Jarron Hilger should easily drum up another 100 yards rushing. Sapulpa is not without its stars, however. Keep your eyes on Dae Williams who just passed 1000 yards rushing for the season in last week's loss to Bixby. 

    After last week's loss to BTW, Bartlesville will be looking to prove themselves before the playoffs. They should have no problem riding a 3-0 streak into the post season, but how they get those wins will be the true judge of their playoff-potential.

    The pick: Bartlesville 47, Sapulpa 20.

    #4 Charles Page (3-3, 3-1) District 1

    #6 Muskogee (3-4, 3-1) District 1

    The second-biggest game of the week will be in Sand Springs, and while the Bixby vs BTW game will be the most exciting, this game will have the most playoff implications. Unless something crazy happens, it looks like BTW, Bville, and Bixby have the top three spots locked up, so the Sandites and Roughers will be battling it out for the bottom-seed. The Sandites have one of the top ranked defenses in the state and get the home-field advantage. While Sand Springs has won 47% of games under Dustin Kinard, they've won 57% of home games.

    Both teams tend to keep a pretty even pass-rush split. Sandite QB Hunter Greathouse should surpass 1000 season-passing yards this game while runningbacks Payton Scott and Lane Lettich will both likely pass 500 rushing yards.

    The pick: CPHS 35, Muskogee 21

    #5 Lawton (5-1, 4-0) District 2

    TX #754 Triple A Academy (4-4)

    The Wolverines get a bye week not just from district play, but from challenging play, as they travel to Texas to take on Triple A Academy.

    The pick: Lawton 61, Triple A 7.

    #7 Stillwater (3-4, 2-1) District 2

    #9 Putnam City West (3-4, 1-2) District 2

    This is another either-or game with the potential to throw things around in District 2. The West side of the state is a lot less settled than the Tulsa Metro and Lawton is the only clear top dog. Three weeks ago I would have picked PCW hands down. Now I'm not so sure either way. PCW had the more decisive victory over Choctaw, but Stillwater pulled off an upset over Midwest City, while PCW was floored. PCW lost by more points to Lawton, but Stillwater was shut out. 

    I'm calling this game a shootout with Stillwater pulling it off by a late-fourth field goal for the win, but I'm prepared to be wrong.

    The pick: Stillwater 38, PCW 36

    #8 Midwest City (5-2, 3-1) District 2

    #12 Choctaw (4-3, 2-2) District 2

    MWC pretty much has playoffs locked in, despite an upset by Stillwater. But if they let a game go to the Pioneers then I wouldn't be surprised at all if whatever went wrong there continues to go wrong this week. Stillwater barely held off a last minute surge by Choctaw last week and I think after this game we'll see that the Bombers loss to the Pioneers was just a fluke. Or we could see Choctaw rallying for a late-season attempt at the playoffs.

    The pick: MWC 27, Choctaw 13.

    #10 Ponca City (1-5, 0-4) District 1

    #11 Claremore (2-5, 0-4) District 1

    Its the battle for the bottom spot in District 1. The only reason I have Ponca ahead of Claremore is because so many of Claremore's starters are injured, including their starting quarterback. While Noah Grimett has been a great fill-in for the Zebras, ultimately I see this one going to the Wildcats.

    The pick: Ponca 44, Claremore 30

    #14 Enid (1-6, 0-3) District 2

    #15 Eisenhower (0-7, 0-3) District 2

    These two teams will be battling it out to see who gets stuck with the title of "worst team in 6A." It may sound harsh, but it's a position somebody has to occupy. Not everybody gets a trophy in this sport--not yet anyway. 

    The pick: Enid 27, Ike 16. 

    My Record

    • Week 1: 10-2 (.833)
    • Week 2: 12-2 (.857)
    • Week 3: 6-3 (.666)
    • Week 4: 6-2 (.750)
    • Week 5: 5-3 (.625)
    • Week 6: 8-0 (1.00)
    • Week 7: 8-0 (1.00)
    • Overall: 55-12 (.820)

     

    Week 7 Roundup

    By: Scott Emigh, Editor-in-Chief

    #1 Booker T Washington (6-0, 4-0) District 1

    #2 Bartlesville (6-1, 3-1) District 1

    The biggest match-up of the season thus-far came down to a field goal. Bartlesville took to the air, completing 11 of 17 for 194 against Booker T's 7 of 15 for 91. The Hornet ground game amassed a stellar 215 against Bartlesville's 84. Washington gave up 23 more yards to penalties than the Bruins, but Bville gave up a key fumble on the Hornet 7 yard line with less than three minutes remaining--and it would end up costing them the game as Booker T sank a field goal with 7 seconds left.

    The pick: Booker T 21, Bartlesville 14

    Results: Booker T 17, Bartlesville 14.

    #3 Bixby (5-2, 3-1) District 1

    #13 Sapulpa (1-5, 0-4) District 1

    Bixby's missing several starters who were suspended for underage drinking a few weeks ago, and Nic Roller, their stud runningback, continues to be hampered by recent surgery. He was recovered enough to play, but he didn't amass nearly the yardage he normally does. Believe it or not, 116 yards on 11 carries is subpar for this beast. All of that combined, and this incredible Bixby team still scored the second-most points against Sapulpa of any team this season. QB Tanner Griffin passed for 296 yards as the Spartans "dined in Hell" against Sapulpa. 

    The pick: Bixby 53, Sapulpa 7

    Results: Bixby 53, Sapulpa 17.

    #4 Charles Page (3-3, 3-1) District 1

    #10 Ponca City (1-5, 0-4) District 1

    I made it to 18-straight Sandite games before I finally had to miss this one because our Lady Softballers were at State. Apparently it was a hell of a game to miss. Greathouse was solid passing, as always, connecting on 10 of 16 for 128. The real show was in the rush game. Payton Scott carried for 200 yards and two touchdowns, followed by Lane Lettich with 117 and one TD. Overall the Sandites had a massive 528 yards-total-offense and the D gave up a stingy 149 for only two touchdowns. 

    The pick: CPHS 35, Ponca 13

    Results: CPHS 44, Ponca 21.

    #5 Lawton (5-1, 4-0) District 2

    #15 Eisenhower (0-7, 0-3) District 2

    It started as a close game between the two in-town rivals, but eventually the Wolverines pulled ahead for a blowout. Ike struck first on a two yard run, and only trailed 15-7 going into the half, but the dominant team found their feet in the second half.

    The pick: Lawton 49, Ike 13.

    Restults: Lawton 43, Ike 7. 

    #6 Muskogee (3-4, 3-1) District 1

    #11 Claremore (2-5, 0-4) District 1

    The Roughers are finally finding their feet under second-year coach Rafe Watkins, winning 3 of their last 4 games. Unless they pull off an upset against Sand Springs this week, they'll likely finish the season with the same record as last year. The losses have all been a lot closer, however, and the wins have been more punishing. Muskogee got nearly twice the yards-per-carry as Claremore, and despite completing less than half of all passes, they still gained just under 200 yards-by-air. 

    The pick: Muskogee 17, Claremore 14

    Results: Muskogee 38, Claremore 8

    #7 Stillwater (3-4, 2-1) District 2

    #12 Choctaw (4-3, 2-2) District 2

    This game came down to the wire, and nobody saw it coming. With a 30-13 lead and only two minutes left, it seemed like the Pioneers had it all wrapped up. Choctaw wasn't done fighting, however, and marched 80 yards in 10 plays for a touchdown, then recovered the ensuing onside kick. The next play was a touchdown followed by a conversion. Stillwater barely held on as the next onside kick traveled out of bounds and they were able to assume victory formation.

    The pick: Stillwater 35, Choctaw 13

    Results: Stillwater 30, Choctaw 27

    #8 Midwest City (5-2, 3-1) District 2

    #9 Putnam City West (3-4, 1-2) District 2

    The Bombers pretty much locked in another playoff appearance in knocking down PCW.

    The pick: MWC 14, PCW 13.

    Results: MWC 33, PCW 14.

    #14 Enid (1-6, 0-3) District 2

    The Plainsmen just can't catch a break. With a bye-week from district play, Enid took on 5A unranked Tahlequah and were easily handed. The only win for Enid comes from a forfeiture-by-technicality. 

    The pick: Tahlequah 28, Enid 14

    Results: Tahlequah 44, Enid 21.

    My Record

    • Week 1: 10-2 (.833)
    • Week 2: 12-2 (.857)
    • Week 3: 6-3 (.666)
    • Week 4: 6-2 (.750)
    • Week 5: 5-3 (.625)
    • Week 6: 8-0 (1.00)
    • Week 7: 8-0 (1.00)
    • Overall: 55-12 (.820)

     

    Sandite Athletics Weekly Newsletter

    By: Scott Emigh, Editor-in-Chief

    Previously

    9/28/15

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

    9/29/15

    • Varsity Softball defeated Skiatook 4-3 in extra innings to end the regular season 25-7 overall. 
      http://www.sanditepride.com/softball/150929skiatook
    • Varsity Volleyball lost 3-0 at #18 Bartlesville with sets of 25-20, 25-17, 25-18.

    10/1/15

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

    10/2/15

    • Varsity Football defeated Claremore 27-7 for Homecoming, beating the spread by 12 points due to several key Zebra players missing with injuries from Bixby. Greathouse threw for 145 yards and one touchdown to Fleischman who caught three passes for 108 yards. Lettich rushed for 62 yards and 3 touchdowns. 
      http://www.sanditepride.com/football/151002claremore

    10/3/15

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

    10/5/15

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

    10/6/15

    • JV Volleyball lost on the wire against Muskogee 2-1.
    • Varsity Volleyball was dominated 3-0 by Muskogee on Senior Night. Gloria Mutiri led scoring for the Sandites with 9 of the team's 26 kills. 
      http://www.sanditepride.com/volleyball/151006muskogee

    10/7/15

    • Varsity Fast Pitch Softball lost 2-1 to Claremore in a Regional upset and barely defeated Ponca City 4-3 in the losers' bracket to stay alive. 
      http://www.sanditepride.com/softball/151006regionals1 http://www.sanditepride.com/softball/15106regionals2

    10/8/15

    • Varsity Softball rebounded at Regionals, shutting out Claremore 6-0 to take on Union in a double header for the ticket to state. The Redskins fell in back to back shutouts of 3-0 and 11-0 with NSU-committed senior Jessica Schuler hitting a Grand Slam for the run rule.
      http://www.sanditepride.com/softball/151013claremore
      http://www.sanditepride.com/softball/151007union1
      http://www.sanditepride.com/softball/151007union2regionals
    • Varsity Volleyball lost 3-0 to Owasso in the first round of Regionals to end the season with a 12-24 record.

    10/9/15

    • Varsity Football brought home another Highway 97 Rivalry win in a 44-10 beat down at Sapulpa. Hunter Greathouse threw for 181 yards and three touchdowns. Trace Fleischman was the receiver for two of those touchdowns and 126 yards. Lane Lettich caught the third TD pass for 41 yards in addition to his two rushing touchdowns and 116 rush yards.
      http://www.sanditepride.com/football/151009highway97football

    10/12/15

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

    10/13/15

    • Varsity girls took 6th at the Frontier Valley Conference 5K and the boys took 9th. Cheyenne Walden took her third conference title. 
      http://www.sanditepride.com/cross-country/151018xcconference

    10/15/15

    • Varsity Football improved to 3-3, 3-1 with a 44-27 victory over Ponca City. Greathouse hit two receivers for touchdowns-by-air, and three Sandites scored by ground. Bales put in a field goal and the Sandites are now fourth in district play. Sand Springs will likely need to overcome Muskogee this Friday for a shot at the playoffs.
    • Varsity Softball made its third state appearance in the last four years and overcome the defending state champions from Mustang 14-6.
      http://www.sanditepride.com/softball/151015state1mustang

    10/16/15

    • Varsity Softball nailed three homeruns in a 5-3 victory over Moore for their first state final appearance since 1996. 
      http://www.sanditepride.com/softball/151016moore1

    10/17/15

    • Varsity Softball lost the state champion ship 4-3 to Choctaw in the bottom of the 7th, ending the season 31-9.
      http://www.sanditepride.com/softball/151017choctawstate
    • Charles Page wrestler Daton Fix defended his top ranking in the United States at a Flowrestling Who's #1? All-Star dual against #2 Rudy Yates at 126 pounds with a 5-2 decision in Pennsylvania. 

    Upcoming

    10/19/15

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

    10/23/15

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

    10/24/15

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

    Week 6 Roundup

    By: Scott Emigh, Editor-in-Chief

    #1 Booker T Washington (5-0, 3-0) District 1

    #10 Claremore (2-4, 0-3) District 1

    No surprise here, the Hornets registered yet another dominating win, their first shut out of the season, over Claremore. OSU-commit Justice Hill rushed for 276 yards and five touchdowns and personally registered more than double Claremore's total yardage. 

    The pick: BTW 52, Claremore 3

    Results, BTW 40, Claremore 0. 

    #2 Bartlesville (6-0, 3-0) District 1

    #6 Muskogee (2-4, 2-1) District 1

    Bartlesville keeps on winning, but they keep doing it sloppily and last minute. Simply looking at the score and you'd think it was a Bartlesville slaughter, but believe it or not, the Roughers led 21-7 at one point. Statistically, the teams were neck-and-neck and it looks like Rafe Watkins might finally be whipping the Roughers into shape. Muskogee could very well be shaping up to be a major contender next year.

    The pick: Bartlesville 54, Muskogee 14

    Results: Bartlesville 48, Muskogee 27

    #3 Bixby (4-2, 2-1) District 1

    #12 Ponca City (1-4, 0-3) District 1

    Oh how the mighty keep falling. The Spartans were without go-to running back Nic Roller for most of the night, and while they firmly routed the Wildcats, it was far from the devastation that was expected of the former number one team. The defending state champions are far from out of contention for a playoff-repeat, but they need to get their stuff together quick. 

    The pick: Bixby 47, Ponca 6

    Results: Bixby 43, Ponca 21

    #4 Sand Springs (2-3, 2-1) District 1

    #13 Sapulpa (1-4, 0-3) District 1

    Yet another exciting installment of the greatest rivalry in Oklahoma. Between QB Hunter Greathouse's 181 passing yards and Lane Lettich's 116 rushing yards, the Sandites dominated in air and on land, and the defense was outstanding as well, with numerous interceptions and fumble recoveries. 

    The pick: Sand Springs 42, Sapulpa 35

    Results: Sand Springs 44, Sapulpa 10. 

    #5 Lawton (4-1, 3-0) District 2

    #8 Stillwater (2-4, 1-1) District 2

    Just when I thought Stillwater was starting to make a come-back, they go and get shut out. Four different Lawton players crossed the hundred-yard mark against Stillwater as the top team in District 2 affirmed their position.

    The pick: Lawton 35, Stillwater 14

    Results: Lawton 24, Stillwater 0

    #7 Putnam City West (3-3, 1-1) District 2

    5A Capitol Hill (1-5) 

    Not going to lie, I'm jealous that District 2 gets to explore a little more. Non-district games are a lot more exciting to me. What I don't understand is why they waste their time with teams their JV could stomp. 

    The pick: PCW 42, Capitol 7

    Results: PCW 56, Capitol 0

    #9 Midwest City (4-2, 2-1) District 2

    #14 Enid (1-5, 0-3) District 2

    Enid just keeps getting floored, and Midwest City found their feet after being upset last week by Stillwater.

    The pick: MWC 35, Enid 12

    Results: MWC 38, Enid 6

    #11 Choctaw (4-2, 2-1) District 2

    #15 Eisenhower (0-6, 0-2) District 2

    The pick: Choctaw 38, Eisenhower 15

    Results: Choctaw 59, Ike 27.

    My Record

    • Week 1: 10-2 (.833)
    • Week 2: 12-2 (.857)
    • Week 3: 6-3 (.666)
    • Week 4: 6-2 (.750)
    • Week 5: 5-3 (.625)
    • Week 6: 8-0 (1.00)
    • Overall: 47-12 (.796)

     

    The Path to State, Part 3: Revenge against Claremore

    By: Scott Emigh, Editor-in-Chief

    It all came down to noon, last Thursday. The Sand Springs Lady Sandite softball team had won 26 games, eight by mercy-rule, five by shutout. They had a 13-1 district record, and by all accounts should have had a clear and easy walk to the Regional title.

    Instead, they found themselves 1-1 in a double-elimination tournament on their own home field. After a stunning 2-1 upset by Claremore, the girls barely held on with a 4-3 win over Ponca City. They were still alive in the tournament, but they would have to win a triple header to claim their ticket to state.

    To add insult to injury, because it was a playoff game, the “home team” was decided by coin toss. Claremore was the “Sandites” on the scoreboard, and the true Sandites were the visitors on their own diamond.

    Kennedy “Goose” Salyers stepped up to the plate. With a resounding crack, the Sandite pitcher nailed a lead-off single into right field. A sacrifice bunt from Stella Millican advanced Salyers to second, and a sacrifice hit by Sydney Pennington brought her to third. Up came Jessica Schuler with the goal of bringing Salyers home and drawing first blood.

    Schuler leads the team in homeruns and grand slams this season, but that action would not be seen this inning. A groundball to the Zebra pitcher, Kiley Lawson, was sent to first-baseman Kaylea Carpenter and the Lady Sandites would have to settle for being the first on base.

    Next it was Claremore’s turn to try for home plate. With one out on the board, Abbey Mayfield hit a groundball to Pennington at short stop, but instead of being put out on first, she capitalized on a throwing error for the double. Next up was McKenzie Thomas with a single and it was clear that the Zebras had no intention of splitting with the home team.  Both runners, however, would be left stranded.

    Both teams had brought their offense to this game, but it was the defense that came out on top for the first two innings. The Sandites left Kali Mallory stranded on second in the top of the second inning, and the Zebras left Kassidee Flowers on second in the bottom of the inning. Salyers got the first of her three strikeouts against short-stop Holland Rader.

    Finally, in the top of the third, Salyers connected with the center field fence for a double and was soon joined by Stella Millican who drew a walk. Pennington brought home Salyers on a fence-hitting double of her own, but Millican was put out at third on a pass from McKenzie Thomas to Loren Shockley. Schuler was the next batter-up and brought home Pennington with an RBI single into right field. Schuler would be left stranded on first base, but the home team had taken a 2-0 lead, and wouldn’t slow down from there.

    Claremore threatened, putting runners on first and second, but Julie Warren was struck out and the Sandites were back at it again.

    Jessica Collins found first base on an error by Rader, then Caley Thompson hit a single of her own and once again Collins was the beneficiary of another Zebra error, this time by Thomas.

    Kimi Presnell was put out on first after a sacrifice bunt that advanced both runners, then Madelyn Blair stepped up with the biggest hit of the tournament, thus far. Connecting with the left field fence for a 2RBI double, she ended up on second after scoring Collins and Thompson and forcing Claremore to change pitchers.

    Lawson ended her time in the game with an 8.408 ERA, a 2.702 WHIP, and a .282 strike percentage.

    In her place was Kaleigh Schumacher. Salyers got back on base after bringing Blair home on an RBI single thanks to an error by Brooke Dicus, but she and Millican would both end up stranded.

    Schumacher began to demonstrate her skills at the mound, striking out Collins and Blair, and only allowed one more base-hit till the seventh inning. Then she slipped up, and the tide turned back in the Sandites favor.

    Schuler was hit by the first pitch of the inning, and curtesy runner Carsidy Perdue took her spot on first base. Then came Kali Mallory, swinging for the fence. Her first swing was a foul ball that completely cleared the neighboring athletic building. The second swing was on point. The ball just barely stayed in the diamond, hitting the fence as Mallory reached second base.

    Finally, Collins came to bat for the final score of the game, bunting to bring home Perdue for a 6-0 lead and a sixth Sandite shutout.

    Salyers got the win on the mound, allowing no runs, eight hits, and one walk with a 1.285 WHIP and a .406 strike percentage. Schumacher got the loss for Claremore with a 1.912 ERA, a 1.912 WHIP, and a .420 strike percentage.

    Sand Springs dominated at the plate with 13 base hits, including four doubles, and a .481 team batting average. Claremore managed only eight hits for nine bases and a .285 batting average. Salyers and Mallory both batted .750 and Millican batted a perfect 1.00.

    They had won the battle, but the war was far from over. The celebration was hearty, but it wasn’t long, as the Lady Sandites had only thirty minutes to prepare for the Union Redskins (27-13) who had already beaten them 5-2 in the second game of the season.

    Sandites vs Claremore: Game 2 Stats. (Click to enlarge)

    Sandites vs Claremore: Regional Stats (Both Games). (Click to enlarge)

     


    Grand Slam Schuler seals Sandites' ticket to State

    By: Scott Emigh, Editor-in-Chief

    It was a hell of a day for the Sand Springs Lady Sandite softball team.

    After a 25-7 regular season and a 13-1 district record, it came down to Regionals for Charles Page High School and they got to host their own tournament at the Sandite Sporting Complex in Prattville. By all expectations, the only team that should have given the Sandites any trouble was Union, who had beaten them 5-2 early in the season.

    It was a complete surprise when they found themselves with a 2-1 loss in the opening game to a team with a losing record. Claremore moved forward, while the top-seeded Sandites fell to the loser’s bracket. It would be an uphill climb from there. They narrowly fended off Ponca City 4-3, whom they had shut-out run-ruled twice earlier in the season. The Sandites had lost their swag.

    It would take either a miracle, or more perseverance than most students will ever muster to overcome the odds stacked against them. The Lady Sandites threw the odds out the window.

    After Union dealt Claremore a 6-2 loss the day before, the Lady Sandites had to replay the Lady Zebras to move forward. It was a slow start, but the Sandites found their feet in the top of the third.

    Goose Salyers, the pitcher, hit a line drive double into the fence and was soon joined by Stella Millican who drew a walk. Sydney Pennington followed Salyers’s lead with a left field double to score Salyers, but Millican was put out on third by Loren Shockley. With two outs, Jessica Schuler stepped up to the plate and sent Pennington home on a single into right field for a 2-0 lead.

    The next inning was even more impressive. Jessica Collins and Caley Thompson both hit singles and Kimi Presnell sacrificed herself to advance them to second and third. Then, Madelyn Blair stepped up with a 2RBI double and was eventually brought home on a single by Salyers.

    In the final inning Schuler was hit by a pitch and was replaced on first base by courtesy-runner Carsidy Perdue. Kalli Mallory hit a double to advance Perdue to third, and she was eventually scored on a bunt single by Collins for a final score of 6-0.

    The Lady Sandites got the win, but they still had a long road ahead of them. Union was undefeated in a double-elimination tournament, and the Sandites would have to beat them twice in a double-header to win the Regional.

    Senior Stella Millican started off the scoring for the Sandites, bunting for a single, and was brought home on a sacrifice fly by Schuler. Next up was Collins with a left field double, batted in by Rachel Blair with a bunt single.

    In the fifth inning Salyers and Millican were both put out and it came down to Pennington to get Sand Springs back on track. A left field single put her on base and Schuler followed her with a walk. Catcher Kalli Mallory brought home Pennington with a single and the Sandites won 3-0.

    Salyers got the win on the mound against Union. 

    It was do-or-die in game three. Jessica Shuler and Madelyn Blair elected to “do.”

    Schuler and Mallory hit singles and Mallory was replaced by Thompson as a curtesy-runner. Presnell drew a walk to load the bases. With two outs and one strike, Madelyn Blair brought home everyone but herself on a 3RBI Triple into the centerfield fence. Salyers was next up with a double to score Blair and just like that, the Sandites had scored more runs in one inning than they did in the entire first game.

    The score remained unchanged until the bottom of the fifth when Pennington hit the first home run of the night over the left field fence. Collins was not far behind her with her own homerun to take things to 6-0.

    Union threatened in the top of the sixth as Sammi Dutton hit a single and Lexi Dobson hit a double. After a brief timeout, the Sandites found their motivation and didn’t allow another base hit.

    It was clear who the victor would be, but Schuler wanted to put a good measure on Union just to prove to anyone who might doubt that the Sandites are still not a team to mess with. Cameron Clemons hit a single, Salyers hit a single on a full count, and Millican was walked to load the bases. Pennington brought home Clemons on a single for a 7-0 lead and then it was Schuler’s time to shine with a 4RBI Grand Slam to win the game an inning early by run-rule.

    Pennington got the start and win on the mound.

    From the brink of elimination to the indisputable regional champions, the Lady Sandites improved to a 29-8 record and earned their ticket to the State Championship. This marks their thirteenth regional championship.

     Detailed write-ups on each game, including stats and photos, will be up this weekend. Thanks for reading and be sure to tell your friends and family about www.SanditePride.com!

     

    *This article has been corrected to reflect Salyers as the pitcher in the first game against Union and Pennington as the pitcher in game 2.

    **This article has been corrected to include a run by Carsidy Perdue in the 7th inning against Claremore for a final score of 6-0.