Nashoba Pannell and Quintin Wimer place eighth in State Champsionship Doubles

By: Scott Emigh, Editor-in-Chief

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

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

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

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

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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.  

#1 Sandites unstoppable with 2 shutouts and 4th place finish at Yukon tourney

By: Scott Emigh, Editor-in-Chief

What a time to be a Sandite! Our football and softball teams were State Runners-Up, Cheyenne Walden won the cross country State Championship, and now we're midway through our Winter sports and there's no sign that this outstanding class of athletes has any intention of slowing down. 

Both of our basketball teams won games by more than 40 points this weekend and are ranked top 15, and our wrestlers have had the craziest week in years. Last week the wrestlers (9-0) dominated #1 Broken Arrow (4-2) 33-19 to earn the top spot in the state and followed it up Tuesday with a 57-15 slaughter of Bixby (0-4).

Thursday the wrestlers traveled to Enid for the triple-header District Duals. The Sandites pulled off the highest-scoring dual possible against the Putnam West Patriots (3-6), winning all matches by pin for an 84-0 shutout. U.S. Grant (11-4) only fared slightly better, losing by 80-0 shutout, and Enid (4-4) was put down 65-6 to secure the Sandites' spot at Dual State.

Not only did the boys have to wrestle three duals in a single day, but they didn't even get a day off to rest before traveling to Yukon for the annual Jay Hancock Memorial Invitational. 

The Sandites placed fourth in the tournament with nine placers and three champions. Allen, Texas, ranked 25th in the nation by Flowrestling, took first place, followed by Choctaw in second and Plainview third. Choctaw is currently ranked 2nd in Tournaments and 3rd in Duals.  Plainsview is ranked #1 in both 3A categories.

The Sandites have two duals left this season. Tuesday night the boys will take on the #1 5A Collinsville Cardinals, and Thursday they'll battle the #15 Jenks Trojans. 

The Sandites are still missing 106 starting freshman #7 Riley Weir (15-8), who's nursing a hand injury, but they have plenty of capable fill-ins at the lower weights. 

106 Scotty Patton (3-2)- 5th Place

  • teched 17-0 in 4:00 by #8 Trenton Higginbotham (Edmond North) 
  • pinned Bennett Siler (Westlake) in 0:49
  • majored Brendan Noetzal (Southlake Carroll) 16-7
  • pinned in 1:52 by #5 Braden Fowler (Yukon)
  • pinned Dominic Fitzpatrick (Moore) in 5:54

113 #5 Michael Ritchey (15-13) - 4th Place

  • pinned Davion Perkins (Lawton) in 1:59
  • defeated Chase Slatton (Jenks) 5-1
  • teched 15-0 in 4:20 by #1 Paxton Rosen (Edmond North) 
  • defeated Jonathan Warford (Sapulpa) 8-2
  • lost 10-3 to Logan Brown (Allen)

120 #6 Blake Sargent (26-9) - 5th Place

  • lost 5-0 to Jack Skudlarczyk (Westlake) 
  • majored Cameron Clark (Sapulpa) 12-3
  • pinned Zane Everett (Yukon) in 2:43
  • pinned Jaxson Roney (Plainview) in 3:54
  • lost 3-0 to Jack Skudlarczyk (Westlake)
  • pinned #5 Zane Taylor (Yukon) in 4:28

126 #4 Jack Karstetter (26-6) - Champion

  • pinned Ibrahim Crespo (Capitol Hill) in 1:00
  • pinned Kaiden Ogee (Choctaw) in 2:45
  • majored #3 Clayton Seleznoff (Moore) 9-1
  • defeated Zach Atencio (Plainview) 3-1 by sudden victory

132 Unattached Derek Davis (7-4) - DNP

  • defeated Tre Moore (Allen) 5-4
  • lost 7-2 to Dayton West (Deer Creek) 
  • lost 10-4 to Cole Shipman (Choctaw)

132 Daton Fix (31-0) - Champion

  • pinned Andrew Day (Jenks) in 0:52
  • pinned Garrett Griffin (Sapulpa) in 0:27
  • teched Hunter Hershey (Westlake) 23-6 in 3:57
  • teched Madison Roney (Plainview) 28-13 in 5:55

138 #2 Beau Bratcher (30-5) - Runner-Up

  • pinned Joseph Smith (Moore) in 0:59
  • pinned Noah Austin (Edmond North) in 1:12
  • pinned David Washington (Allen) in 4:34
  • lost 2-0 to #1 Jaxen Gilmore (Yukon)

145 Cody Mathis (10-11) - 6th Place

  • pinned in 1:41 by Ty Lucus (Plainview)
  • pinned Hunter Walsh (Edmond North) in 0:32
  • pinned Dylan Waklee (Choctaw) in 3:55
  • pinned in 0:38 by #1 Chase Vincent (Yukon)
  • defeated 7-1 by Gabe Moreau (Westlake)

At 152 #2 Payton Scott (11-3) is also taking some time to recover before State, and the Sandite roster has less depth in the upper weights. Every tournament this season has had at least one weight class forfeited, and the team would consistently place higher were they at full strength. 

160 #4 Zane Basma (22-9) - Champion

  • pinned Leon Larkpor (Putnam City) in 0:38
  • defeated #5 Chase King (Choctaw) 7-1
  • defeated John McCabe (Allen) 5-1
  • defeated Anderson Salisbury (Westlake) 3-1

170 Bryton Beck (8-13) - DNP

  • defeated Keith Thierry (Lawton) 7-2
  • lost 8-3 to #7 Jacob Schimmels (Deer Creek)
  • majored Cameron Hanson (Moore) 12-1
  • pinned in 0:51 by Eli Paul (Plainview)

182 #3 Trace Fleischman (6-6) - DNP

  • pinned Tres Davis (Westlake) in 1:27
  • lost 7-0 to #2 Noah Hooks (Edmond North)
  • pinned #9 Jak McCall (Deer Creek) in 1:46
  • lost 3-2 to #6 Jared Kerr (Bixby)

195 Zach Sims (17-18) - 4th Place

  • majored Zane Bailey (Edmond North) 14-5
  • defeated #4 Cody Adams (Bixby) 8-4 
  • lost 3-1 to Bodie Davis (Plainview) 
  • defeated Cole Dixon (CPHS) 6-1
  • lost 3-0 to #4 Cody Adams (Bixby) 

195 Unattached Cole Dixon (3-3) - 6th Place

  • defeated Nathan Seaton (Edmond North) 10-4
  • lost to Dalton Madole (Allen) 7-4
  • pinned Bracken Campbell (Plainview) in 1:00
  • pinned Jake Johnson (Southlake Carroll) in 1:31
  • lost 6-1 to Zach Sims (CPHS) 
  • lost 8-3 to Dakota Carnes (Sapulpa) 

220 Delvin Jordan (7-4) - DNP

  • pinned Conner O'Neal (Plainview) in 0:49
  • lost 7-3 to #1 Nic Roller (Bixby)
  • pinned Colin Foster (Yukon) in 0:40
  • lost 4-2 to Tyrel Bell (Choctaw)

285 Gage Fain (7-16) - DNP

  • pinned in 3:23 by Dorian Fagan (Plainview) 
  • defeated Hunter Richard (Edmond North) 2-1
  • lost 2-1 in tie-breaker to Ashraf Mohamad (Edmond North)

Lady Sandite Softball splits district with Yukon

By: Scott Emigh, Editor-in-Chief

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The Charles Page High School softball team was inches away from securing the district title last Thursday as they traveled to Yukon. The Lady Sandites were undefeated all season in district play and the Yukon Millerettes had only one loss, 7-6 to the Sandites earlier in the season.

Had the Sandites trumped the home team it would have cinched the title. The Millers refused to go quietly, however, and handed the Sandites their first district loss of the season in a 4-0 shutout. This left both teams with a 13-1 record.

Breley Webb got the win on the mound for Yukon, allowing only five base hits. Sydney Pennington got the loss for Sand Springs.

Webb hit an RBI Single in the bottom of the first to score Holman. Hannah Franklin hit an RBI in the fourth inning to score Cheyenne Factor. Franklin secured her spot as the star of the show with a 2RBI Double in the bottom of the sixth.

The Millers needed to win by two runs to secure the number one seed, and they outdid themselves with four as the Sandites lost by a hair.  

Sand Springs will still get to host a regional tournament October 8-9 and will play Claremore on the 8th at noon. Union and Ponca City will also be at the tournament. The Sandites haven’t played Claremore or Ponca this year, but they were defeated 5-2 by Union in the second game of the season.

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The Charles Page High School varsity softball team handily defeated the Bixby Lady Spartans Tuesday night 7-2 in their last home district game of the season. Senior Northeastern State University-commit Jessica Schuler was the star of the show, batting .750 for five RBIs and one homerun. Oklahoma State University-commit Syndey Pennington was right behind her batting .750 with a homerun of her own and three total runs.

It was a bit of a slow start for the Lady Sandites, scoring only one run in the first inning on single by Schuler that brought home Jessica Collins. Their defense also ran into some problem early on, as Kat Taylor was walked and Hayley Womack reached base on an error. Both were left stranded, however.

In the third inning Lady Spartan Teri Pogue reached second base on a line drive into centerfield and Taylor was walked once again, but both were stranded after Blair scooped up a groundball and threw out Sierra Skaggs at first.

The Lady Sandites finally took a commanding 4-0 lead in the bottom of the third as Goose Salyers hit a double into the fence, Pennington hit a single down the third baseline, and Schuler scored all three of them—hitting a homerun over the fence.

The Spartans got on the scoreboard for the first time in the fifth inning as Skaggs hit a single on loaded bases, scoring Taylor and Lillie Lavendusky. Stella Millican caught a fly ball from Sierra Kreiling that would have loaded the bases again, and Blair threw out Meredith Iden at first to bring the Spartan’s lone scoring inning to a close.

In the bottom of the fifth, Pennington found the third baseline again—this time for a double. Schuler brought her home on a centerfield single, then was replaced by designated runner Cameron Clemons who would score a few plays later on a single by third baseman Cody Cheatham for a 6-2 lead.

The final score of the game was a homerun over the fence from Pennington in the bottom of the sixth.

Pennington got the win on the mound for the Sandites with only 7 hits and 5 strikeouts, while Iden got the loss for Bixby with 15 hits and 1 strikeout. Schuler also led the game defensively with 10 putouts and 1 assist.

The Lady Sandites are 24-7 overall and 13-1 in district play. Recently, they went 1-1 at the Putnam City Tournament, losing 6-2 to Putnam City and defeating El Reno 10-1. A third game, against Duncan, was rained out.

CPHS softball trumps Yukon in district battle

Sydney Pennington led the scoring for the Charles Page varsity fast pitch team with two runs and four RBIs, while Cheyenne Factor led the Yukon Millers’ softball team with three runs and three RBIs. Both hit the lone homeruns for their teams.

The Sand Springs Lady Sandites and the Yukon Lady Millers both entered Thursday’s district match-up at the Sandite Sporting Complex with undefeated district records and battled neck-and-neck to maintain that status.

Senior Goose Salyers got the start and win on the mound for the Sandites, while Breeley Webb suffered a loss for the Millers. Both players had a hard time pitching to such incredible talent at bat. Salyers allowed 34 hits over 7 innings and Webb allowed 29 hits over 6 innings—though Webb managed two strikeouts.

Yukon was first at bat and emerged to an early 2-0 lead over the home team. Mady Taylor was first on base with a single into center field, and was quickly brought home on an RBI homerun by Cheyenne Factor that easily cleared the fence. Makenna Arnold hit what should have been a single, but turned it into a double thanks to an error in left field by Rachel Blair. She was left stranded however as Stella Millican caught a fly ball into right field to bring the Lady Sandites in to bat.

Salyers hit a single that she turned into a double due to a Miller error. Jessica Collins hit a sacrifice bunt to advance Salyers to third, and Pennington smacked a big single into left field to bring her home, 2-1. Jessica Schuler nailed a double into the fence to bring Pennington to third, but they were both left stranded at the end of the inning.

The second inning saw four hits, no runs, and one stranded for the Millers, followed by three hits from the Sandites that failed to land anyone on base.

The Lady Millers furthered their lead in the third inning as Aleah Holman, Factor, and Webb hit back-to-back-to-back doubles, with Factor’s bringing Holman home and Webb’s bringing Factor home. Some impressive batting by Yukon was trumped by even more impressive Sandite fielding and two were left stranded as the home team came in to bat, trailing 4-1.

Salyers got on base with a single off of a fielding error by Webb, and was quickly brought in by a Sydney Pennington homerun that cleared the fence.

Sand Springs tied things up in the fourth inning, holding Yukon scoreless and scoring on a double into the centerfield fence by Salyers that brought Cody Cheatham home.

 The fifth inning saw plenty of hits but no runs by either team. Great fielding by Kimi Presnell helped the home team to prevent any Yukon runs in the sixth inning and the Sandites came in to take the lead at bat. With back-to-back outs to start, Salyers changed the momentum with a single into centerfield followed by Collins. Pennington smacked an RBI single to bring Salyers home, and Schuler was walked leaving the bases loaded. Finally, Kalli Mallory hit a 2RBI single to bring Pennington and Collins home, 7-4.

The Lady Millers didn’t go down without a fight, as Riley Khr and Factor both hit singles and Arnold brought them in on a 2RBI double. Their attempt to retake the lead fell short, however, as Presnell caught an infield fly from Taylor to end the game.

Charles Page is now 16-3 overall and 9-0 in district play, maintaining the top spot in 6A-3 as Yukon drops to 12-6 and 7-1. The Sandites will next take on Tahlequah in the first round of the Coweta tournament Friday morning, and the Millers will travel to Norman next Tuesday. The two teams will get a rematch in a double header at Yukon’s home turf later this month.

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Pennington crossing home plate on an 2RBI single by Kalli Mallory that also scored Collins.

Pennington crossing home plate on an 2RBI single by Kalli Mallory that also scored Collins.

Schuler at bat

Schuler at bat

Pennington on first base

Pennington on first base