Oklahoma High School Football Rankings: Class 6A-II Week Three

  1. Bixby (2-0, Last week No. 1).

    • The defending 6A-2 State Champions are coming off a bye week and riding a 14-game win streak. They won their last game 57-7 against the 6A-I Runners Up from Jenks (1-2). Mason Williams was 15-17-289 passing with four touchdowns, Braylin Presley was 9-108 rushing for four touchdowns, and Brennan Presley was 4-144 with two touchdown receptions and two pick sixes.

    • The Spartans will travel to Putnam City (0-2), who they defeated 64-0 last year.

  2. Stillwater (2-0, Last week No. 2).

    • The Pioneers rolled over Norman North (0-2) 55-14 in their home opener. With both offense and defense ranked in the top 3 in the division, Stillwater took a 41-0 halftime lead before easing up on the Timberwolves. Gunnar Gundy passed 15-22-295 for four touchdowns and Qwontrel Walker carried 19-173 for three scores.

    • Stillwater will travel to Southmoore (0-2) Thursday at 7:00 p.m. They beat the Sabercats 49-15 last season. Southmoore is coming off a 46-7 rivalry loss to Westmoore.

  3. Lawton (2-0, Last week No. 5).

    • Lawton prevailed 36-21 against their crosstown rivals from MacArthur (1-1) Friday, shutting out the Highlanders 13-0 in the second half.

    • The Wolverines will take on another rival Friday at 7:00 p.m. in Eisenhower (0-2). They beat the Eagles 42-13 last season. Ike is coming off a 50-25 loss to Choctaw.

  4. Booker T. Washington (1-2, Last week No. 3).

    • The Hornets fell 17-6 to Bentonville (3-0).

    • Washington will take a bye week before traveling to Bartlesville (0-2) to start district action. They throttled the Bruins 43-6 last season.

  5. Del City (1-1, Last week No. 4).

    • Del City fell 49-19 to the defending 5A State Champs from Carl Albert (2-0), despite totaling nearly 250 more yards than the Titans, due to four crippling turnovers and 118 penalty yards.

    • The Eagles will host Bartlesville (0-2) next week. They beat the Bruins 33-7 last season.

  6. Muskogee (2-0, Last week No. 6).

    • The Roughers eked out a 19-12 come-from-behind road win in Midwest City (0-3). The Bombers led 12-0 after the first quarter, but were shut out after that. Ty Williams was 6-12-74 passing and 16-110 rushing for one touchdown, and Jimmie Coleman carried 21-93 for two scores.

    • Muskogee will host Putnam City West (0-2) Friday at 7:00 p.m. in their home opener. They beat the Patriots 34-29 last year.

  7. Sapulpa (2-0, Last week No. 8).

    • The Chieftains doubled down on Claremore (1-1), winning 49-24 after initially falling behind 17-7. Eli Williams carried for 244 yards and four touchdowns and was 5-10-61 passing. Marcus Esparza was 18-137 with two scores. Ja Mario Jones scored on a 50-yard interception return to put the defense on the board.

    • The Chieftains will host East Central (1-1) Friday at 7:00 p.m. in their home debut. The Cardinals are coming off a 7-0 win in Stilwell (0-2). Sapulpa won last year’s meeting 49-12.

  8. Choctaw (2-0, Last week No. 9).

    • The Yellowjackets pounded Lawton Eisenhower (0-2) 50-25, leading 50-7 after the first half. Thad Williams threw five touchdowns in the dominant win.

    • Choctaw will face one of its toughest foes of the season Friday at 7:00 p.m. when they host a Putnam North (2-0) team that outscored its first two opponents 118-7.

  9. Midwest City (0-3, Last week No. 7).

    • The Bombers are 0-3 for the first time since 2012 after a 19-12 loss to Muskogee. Xavier Jackson was 2-6-100 with one passing TD. Bradley Langford also passed for a touchdown.

    • Midwest City will take a bye week to prepare for a district road game against Lawton (2-0). They beat the Wolverines 56-45 last year.

  10. Edmond Deer Creek (1-1, Last week No. 10).

    • The Antlers got a big win under their belts to start the season, 45-14 against Southmoore (0-1), but were rolled over 49-7 by Norman (2-0). Tyler Travis was held to 17-86 rushing after a 200-yard performance against Southmoore. Elijah Allen ran in the only score.

    • Deer Creek will travel to Edmond Memorial (0-2) Friday at 7:00 p.m. They defeated the Bulldogs 34-13 last year.

  11. Sand Springs (1-1, Last week No. 12).

    • Ty Pennington was 13-21-184-0 with four touchdowns Friday in a 35-0 rout of Putnam City (0-2) for the Sandites’ first shutout in four years. The Sandite defense held Putnam to only 80 offensive yards.

    • Sand Springs will take on a whole different beast Friday at 7:00 p.m. when they host the back-to-back Arkansas 6A State Champions from Greenwood (2-0).

  12. Ponca City (2-0, Last week No. 15).

    • The Wildcats are 2-0 for the first time since 2005 after a 17-7 win over Guthrie (1-2). Sam McKinney scored two touchdowns and Spencer Ball kicked his third field goal of the season.

    • Ponca will travel to Collinsville (1-1) Friday at 7:00 p.m. They were shutout 28-0 by the Cardinals last year.

  13. Shawnee (1-1, Last week No. 13).

    • Shawnee recovered from a 49-21 loss to Choctaw by winning 33-23 over Guthrie (1-1), then took a bye week.

    • They will host Carl Albert (2-0) Friday at 7:00 p.m. The Titans won 47-7 last year.

  14. Bartlesville (0-2, Last week No. 11).

    • The Bruins are still looking for their first win after falling 20-17 to Collinsville (1-1) in overtime. Bartlesville led 14-7 late in the fourth, but Ben Winters threw a pick-six to tie it. They gave up three fumbles and two interceptions.

    • Bartlesville will get its first big test Friday at 7:00 p.m. when they travel to Del City (1-1). They fell 33-7 to the Eagles last year.

  15. Putnam City West (0-2, Last week No. 14).

    • The Patriots lost their eighth-straight game 68-7 to Putnam North (2-0) and will travel to Muskogee Friday at 7:00 p.m.

  16. Putnam City (0-2, Last week No. 16).

    • The Pirates lost their thirteenth-straight game 35-0 to Sand Springs and still haven’t scored this season. Tyrece Romesberg was 3-10-30-1 passing and the offense was held to 80 yards on 49 plays.

    • Putnam will have a far tougher time when they host Bixby (2-0) Friday at 7:00 p.m., who defeated them 64-0 last year.

Top Offenses (Avg. Score)
67.0 Bixby
49.5 Choctaw
48.5 Stillwater
46.0 Lawton
35.0 Sapulpa
31.0 Muskogee
27.0 Shawnee
26.0 Deer Creek
22.5 Bartlesville
21.0 Putnam West
21.0 Sand Springs
19.5 Del City
13.0 Booker T. Washington
11.5 Ponca City
11.0 Midwest City
0.0 Putnam City

Top Defenses
5.0 Ponca City
9.5 Muskogee
10.5 Stillwater
16.7 Booker T. Washington
18.5 Sapulpa
20.5 Sand Springs
21.0 Lawton
23.0 Choctaw
25.5 Bixby
30.0 Bartlesville
31.5 Deer Creek
33.0 Del City
34.7 Midwest City
36.0 Shawnee
42.5 Putnam City
63.5 Putnam West

Average Margin of Victory
41.5 Bixby
38.0 Stillwater
26.5 Choctaw
25.0 Lawton
21.5 Muskogee
16.5 Sapulpa
6.5 Ponca City
0.5 Sand Springs
-3.7 Booker T. Washington
-5.5 Deer Creek
-7.5 Bartlesville
-9.0 Shawnee
-13.5 Del City
-32.0 Midwest City
-42.5 Putnam West
-42.5 Putnam City

Oklahoma High School Football Rankings: Class 6A-II Week Two

  1. Bixby (2-0).

    • The defending 6A-2 State Champions won their 14th straight game, 57-7 against the 6A-I Runners Up from Jenks (1-1). Mason Williams was 15-17-289 passing with four touchdowns, Braylin Presley was 9-108 rushing for four touchdowns, and Brennan Presley was 4-144 with two touchdown receptions and two pick sixes.

    • The Spartans will take a bye week before traveling to Putnam City (0-2), who they defeated 64-0 last year.

  2. Stillwater (1-0).

    • Coming off a 12-1 season that ended in the State Finals, last year’s top offense is led by returning star quarterback Gunnar Gundy. The Pioneers rolled over Edmond Memorial (0-1) in their season opener, 42-7, thanks to a 25-193 three touchdown rushing performance by Qwontrel Walker.

    • Stillwater will host Norman North (0-1) Friday at 7:00 p.m. They beat the Timberwolves 44-21 last season.

  3. Booker T. Washington (1-1).

    • Last year the Hornets beat Bishop Kelley 24-14 and went on to a solid 8-4 season and semifinals appearance. This past weekend they won 33-14 against the Comets (0-1), so fans can take that extra touchdown as a good omen. Gentry Williams passed for 288 yards and scored all five touchdowns.

    • Washington will host Bentonville (2-0) Friday at 7:00 p.m.

  4. Del City (1-0).

    • Del City was solid in its move-up to 6A last season, going 7-4 and qualifying for the playoffs. They prevailed 20-17 against Bishop McGuinness (0-1) in their season opener.

    • The Eagles will have a far tougher opponent Friday at 7:00 p.m. when they travel to Carl Albert (1-0). The Titans won a 32-31 overtime shootout last season.

  5. Lawton (1-0).

    • Lawton had an easy 56-21 win against Burkburnett (1-1) Friday.

    • The Wolverines will take on their cross-town rivals from MacArthur (1-0) Friday at 7:00 p.m. They defeated the Highlanders 41-32 last season.

  6. Muskogee (1-0).

    • The Roughers had their way with McAlester (0-1) in a lopsided 43-7 season opener. Ty Williams was 10-17-175-1 for two touchdowns. Coleman carried 19 times for 159 yards and a score. They also had two defensive scores.

    • Muskogee will travel to Midwest City Friday at 7:00 p.m. They lost 16-14 last year.

  7. Midwest City (0-2).

    • The Bombers struggled to get their offense going for the second straight week, suffering a 31-0 shutout at the hands of their biggest rivals, the defending 5A Champs from Carl Albert (1-0).

    • Midwest City will host Muskogee Friday at 7:00 p.m. They edged out the Roughers 16-14 last season.

  8. Sapulpa (1-0).

    • The Chieftains won 21-13 against Edison (0-1) and will travel to Claremore (1-0) Friday at 7:00 p.m. They defeated the Zebras 27-7 last year. Elijah Williams was 10-15-149-0 passing and 15-97 rushing against the Eagles.

  9. Choctaw (1-0).

    • The Yellowjackets missed the playoffs last year with a 4-6 record but started the new season strong with a 49-21 win over Shawnee. Choctaw led 28-0 by halftime and used an onside kick to score twice before the Wolves’ Offense ever took the field. Thad Williams was 14-26-287 with two touchdowns.

    • Choctaw will travel to Lawton Eisenhower (0-1) Friday at 7:00 p.m. They beat Ike 35-14 last year.

  10. Edmond Deer Creek (1-0).

    • The Antlers got a big win under their belts to start the season, 45-14 against Southmoore (0-1). They struggled at quarterback with a 5-12-54-1 performance from Gavin Houska, but Tyler Travis made up for it on the ground, running 20 times for 269 yards and three touchdowns. They will host Norman Friday at 7:00 p.m. Norman won 43-14 last season.

  11. Bartlesville (0-1).

    • The Bruins went down 40-28 to Claremore (1-0) and will host Collinsville (0-1) Friday at 7:00 p.m. They fell 34-27 to the Cardinals last season.

  12. Sand Springs (0-1).

    • The Sandites went 3-7 last season after six-straight years of playoff berths. They have yet to name QB1 for the season, and fell 41-7 at Mansfield Summit. They will host Putnam City (0-1) Friday at 7:00 p.m.

  13. Shawnee (1-1).

    • Shawnee recovered from a 49-21 loss to Choctaw by winning 33-23 over Guthrie (1-1).

    • The Wolves will take a bye week.

  14. Putnam City West (0-1).

    • The Patriots won only one game last season. They fell 59-35 to Duncan and will host cross-town rivals Putnam North (1-0) Friday at 7:00 p.m.

  15. Ponca City (1-0).

    • The Wildcats snapped a fifteen-game losing streak with a 6-3 win over Enid (0-2) thanks to a pair of field goals from Spencer Ball. The Wildcats will host Guthrie (1-1) Friday at 7:00 p.m. The Bluejays won 28-14 last year.

  16. Putnam City (0-1).

    • The Pirates went 0-10 last year and averaged only 5 points per game. They were shut out 50-0 by Putnam North (1-0) last week and will travel to Sand Springs (0-1) Friday at 7:00 p.m. The Sandites won 45-24 last year.

Top Offenses (Avg. Score)
67.0 Bixby
56.0 Lawton
49.0 Choctaw
45.0 Deer Creek
43.0 Muskogee
42.0 Stillwater
35.0 Putnam West
28.0 Bartlesville
27.0 Shawnee
21.0 Sapulpa
20.0 Del City
16.5 Booker T. Washington
10.5 Midwest City
7.0 Sand Springs
6.0 Ponca City
0.0 Putnam City

Top Defenses
3.0 Ponca City
7.0 Stillwater
7.0 Muskogee
13.0 Sapulpa
14.0 Deer Creek
16.5 Booker T. Washington
17.0 Del City
21.0 Lawton
21.0 Choctaw
25.5 Bixby
36.0 Shawnee
40.0 Bartlesville
41.0 Sand Springs
42.5 Midwest City
50.0 Putnam City
59.0 Putnam West

Average Margin of Victory
41.5 Bixby
36.0 Muskogee
35.0 Stillwater
35.0 Lawton
31.0 Deer Creek
28.0 Choctaw
8.0 Sapulpa
3.0 Del City
3.0 Ponca City
0.0 Booker T. Washington
-9.0 Shawnee
-12.0 Bartlesville
-24.0 Putnam West
-32.0 Midwest City
-34.0 Sand Springs
-50.0 Putnam City

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Oklahoma High School Football Rankings: Class 6A-II Week One

  1. Bixby (1-0).

    • The defending State Champions went 12-1 last season for their fourth title in the past five years and are riding a thirteen-game win streak after a Week Zero 77-44 shootout at Mansfield Timberview. The Spartans won three fumbles and an interception for a 49-26 first-half lead. Mason Williams threw eight touchdowns with six to Brennan Presley, and totaled 435 yards passing.

    • Bixby will travel to Jenks (1-0) Friday night at 6:30 p.m. Last year they were defeated 28-14 by the Trojans.

  2. Stillwater (0-0).

    • Coming off a 12-1 season that ended in the State Finals, last year’s top offense is led by returning star quarterback Gunnar Gundy who passed for 2,420 yards and 25 touchdowns with only five interceptions.

    • Stillwater will travel to Edmond Memorial (0-0) Friday at 7:00 p.m. They rolled over the Bulldogs 61-18 last season.

  3. Midwest City (0-1).

    • The Bombers went 9-3 last year and were riding a six-game win streak before falling to Bixby in the semifinals. They took an early lead in their Week Zero matchup with Bentonville but were left in the dust after the second quarter, falling 54-21.

    • Midwest City will host their cross-town rivals, the defending 5A Champs from Carl Albert (0-0) Friday at 7:00 p.m.

  4. Booker T. Washington (0-1).

    • As a freshman Gentry Williams took his team to an 8-4 record and a six-game win streak before falling to Stillwater in last season’s semifinals. In Week Zero they were shutout for the first time in three years, 19-0 by North Little Rock and held to only 100 yards of offense.

    • The Hornets will travel to Bishop Kelley (0-0) Friday at 7:00 p.m. They topped the Comets 24-14 last season.

  5. Del City (0-0).

    • Del City was solid in its move-up to 6A last season, going 7-4 and qualifying for the playoffs.

    • The Eagles will host Bishop McGuinness (0-0) Friday at 7:00 p.m. They rolled the Irish 47-7 last year.

  6. Lawton (0-0).

    • The Wolverines went 6-5 last season with the third-best offense in the division, but gave up more than 30 points a game.

    • Lawton will travel to Burkburnett, Texas (1-0) Friday at 7:30 p.m.

  7. Sapulpa (0-0).

    • The Chieftains earned their first winning record since 2013, going 7-4 last year behind Texas Christian University-commit Eli Williams who had 1200 yards passing and 900 on the ground.

    • Sapulpa will travel to Edison Friday at 7:00 p.m. They defeated the Eagles 34-13 last year.

  8. Muskogee (0-0).

    • The Roughers went 6-5 last season and had a top ten offense, but gave up as many points as they scored.

    • Muskogee will travel to McAlester Friday at 7:00 p.m. They beat the Buffalo 35-14 last year.

  9. Choctaw-Nicoma (1-0).

    • The Yellowjackets missed the playoffs last year with a 4-6 record but started the new season strong with a 49-21 win over Shawnee. Choctaw led 28-0 by halftime and used an onside kick to score twice before the Wolves’ Offense ever took the field. Thad Williams was 14-26-287 with two touchdowns.

    • Choctaw will take a bye week before traveling to Lawton Eisenhower.

  10. Bartlesville (0-0).

    • The Bruins went 4-6 last year and are rebuilding under their fourth head coach in as many years. Senior Ben Winters passed for 1500 yards last season.

    • Bartlesville will host Claremore Friday at 7:00 p.m. They defeated the Zebras 21-14 last season.

  11. Edmond Deer Creek (0-0).

    • The Antlers went 4-6 last year and are still looking for their first winning record in 6A. They will host Southmoore Friday at 7:00 p.m. The Sabercats won that game 27-10.

  12. Sand Springs (0-1).

    • The Sandites went 3-7 last season after six-straight years of playoff berths. They have yet to name QB1 for the season, and fell 41-7 at Mansfield Summit.

    • Sand Springs will take a bye before hosting Putnam City.

  13. Shawnee (0-1).

    • Shawnee went 2-8 in their first season of 6A-II. In Week Zero they fell 49-21 to Choctaw and were held to only 56 rushing yards. Dre Evans passed 17-33-172-3.

    • The Wolves will host Guthrie (1-0) Friday at 7:30 p.m. The Blue Jays won last year’s game 42-7.

  14. Putnam City West (0-0).

    • The Patriots won only one game last season. They will travel to Duncan Friday at 7:00 p.m. The Demons won 31-7 last year.

  15. Ponca City (0-0).

    • The Wildcats are riding a fifteen-game losing streak and haven’t had a winning season since 2005. Scott Harmon is in his second year at the helm.

    • Ponca will travel to Enid (0-1) Friday at 7:00 p.m.. The Plainsmen beat Ponca 20-13 last year.

  16. Putnam City (0-0).

    • The Pirates went 0-10 last year and averaged only 5 points per game. They will play their cross-town rivals from Putnam North Friday at 7:00 p.m. North won a 33-0 shutout last season.

CPHS Softball: Sandites top Muskogee 7-2, Usher hits two triples

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Rogers State University-committed senior Sabrina Usher was the bread and butter for the Sandite offense Tuesday afternoon, hitting two triples and a single to score one run and two RBI in a 7-2 win over Muskogee (2-5, 2-3). The Charles Page High School softball team (7-7, 3-1) got back to a .500 record and reclaimed the second-place spot in district standings with the win.

Sand Springs had zero difficulty in getting on base with fourteen hits, one walk, and three reaches on error. They stranded nine runners, however. Senior pitcher Mackenzie Bechtold (2-1, 6-1) got the win in the circle, throwing four hits, two strikeouts, and no walks with only one earned run.

Madison Lee scored on an RBI-single from Makenna Skaggs in the first inning but a pop fly to second base stranded loaded bases for the Sandites. Lee batted in Jaden Jordan with a single in the second inning, then Aliyah Taff scored on an error. Lee and Jolee McNally made it 5-0 on Usher’s first triple of the evening.

The visiting Roughers got on the board in the third thanks to errors at short and second, and a pair of singles. Hannah Cawthon and Isyss Patton scored on a 2RBI single from Karsyn York to avert the shutout.

Sand Springs loaded the bases again in the bottom of the third with two singles and an error. Hawkins managed to score on a fly out from McNally, but Mya Gaulden made the double play to third to end the inning.

Usher’s second triple was fruitless after three quick infield flies left her stranded, but she singled in the sixth and scored the final run on a hit from Avery Tanner.

Meadow Million took the loss for the Roughers with fourteen hits, no strikeouts, and one walk.

The Sandites will play a district game in Shawnee (6-8, 2-1) Thursday at 5:00 p.m. Muskogee will travel to Fenton, Missouri for the Rockwood Summit Tournament Friday and Saturday.

District 6A-3 Standings
4-0 Owasso (10-4)
3-1 Sand Springs (7-7)
2-1 Jenks (7-4)
2-1 Shawnee (6-8)
2-3 Muskogee (2-5)
1-4 Sapulpa (4-8)
1-5 Ponca City (4-10)

District 6A-3 Schedule
8.29 Sand Springs @ Shawnee.
9.3 Sapulpa @ Muskogee.
9.3 Jenks @ Shawnee.
9.5 Owasso @ Union.
9.5 Sand Springs @ Sapulpa.
9.5 Muskogee @ Jenks.

Sand Springs hosts All-State wrestling, West wins both duals

Charles Page High School in Sand Springs hosted the Oklahoma Coaches Association All-State Duals Wednesday night at the Ed Dubie Field House, and the Western squads defeated the East in both Large and Small classifications.

Sand Springs had one senior wrestler receive an All State commendation, but he was unable to compete due to a shoulder injury. Baker University-commit Scott Patton won thirty straight matches his senior year, finishing with a 31-2 record and 2nd Place medal at the State Tournament. Broken Arrow’s Diego Maturino filled in for Patton in the 160 pounds spot.

Overall, western athletes won fifteen matches, the east won nine, and two matches resulted in ties. The Large West squad coached by Duncan’s Bobby Cook won its dual 36-21 over the Eastern unit coached by Durant’s Jim Taylor.

The dual started with a 2-2 tie after a scoreless overtime period between David Boucher and Dominic Derr. Cameron Picklo got a payback win at 138 pounds with a 4-2 decision over State Champion Spencer Schickram, who he was pinned by at the State Tournament. Two-time State Champion Kobi Gomez won a 4-2 overtime decision against three-time State Finalist Gage Hight to tie the dual at 12-12.

The West won seven straight matches and Carson Savage clinched the dual with a fall at 195. The East evened things up a little bit with a decision at 220 and an upset at heavyweight. 6A State Runner-Up Caleb Orr pinned two-time 5A State Champion Josh Heindselman to wrap the night up.

The Small West company coached by Anadarko’s Craig Pruitt rolled to a 30-9 advantage before the East began to battle back. Wagoner coach Micco Charboneau rallied his boys to win their final four matches for a close 30-27 defeat.

The Small West won their first two matches and never trailed in the dual. Thaddeus Long and Logan Farrell battled to a 4-4 tie in a rematch of 4A State Finals. Wesley Scott picked up a fall for the East, then viewers were treated to yet another Finals rematch. Kobe Kizarr repeated his State Championship win with a 3-0 decision against Price Perrier to kick off a five-match win streak.

Alec McDoulett won 11-4 in a battle of State Runners-Up against Abel Perez and 3A State Runner-Up Tyler Lavey knocked off State Champion Luke Ahrberg 6-4. Nathan Ulmer kicked off the Eastern rally attempt by pinning Denver Dahlenburg. Teaguen Wilson had the chance to tie the dual with a pin in the final match, but had to settle for a 4-1 decision.

Prior to the dual, awards were presented to the coaches and wrestlers of the year in each classification.

Oklahoma Wrestling Coaches Association Awards
Region 1 Coach of the Year - Brian Picklo (Mustang)
Region 2 Coach of the Year - Laddie Rupp (Cushing)
Region 3 Coach of the Year - Micco Charboneau (Wagoner)
Region 4 Coach of the Year - Michael Miller (Lawton MacArthur)
Region 5 Coach of the Year - Andy Howington (Marlow)
Region 6 Coach of the Year - Josh Cunningham (McAlester)
Region 7 Coach of the Year - Shawn Jones (Broken Arrow)
Region 8 Coach of the Year - J. Wesley Ruth (Del City)
3A Head Coach of the Year - Andy Howington (Marlow)
3A Assistant Coach of the Year - Keith Kizarr (Marlow)
4A Head Coach of the Year - Laddie Rupp (Cushing)
4A Assistant Coach of the Year - Bobby Williams (Tuttle)
5A Head Coach of the Year - Erik Ford (Piedmont)
5A Assistant Coach of the Year - Luke Brummett (Skiatook)
6A Head Coach of the Year - Shawn Jones (Broken Arrow)
6A Assistant Coach of the Year - Rod Jones (Broken Arrow)
Junior High Coach of the Year - Casy Rowell (Comanche)
Official of the Year - Danny Blackshear
3A Wrestler of the Year - Drake Barbee (Blackwell)
4A Wrestler of the Year - Thaddeus Long (McLain)
5A Wrestler of the Year - Josh Heindselman (Piedmont)
6A Wrestler of the Year - Zane Coleman (Choctaw)
Wrestler of the Year (All Classes) - Josh Heindselman (Piedmont)

Small West 30 Small East 27
113: Remington White (Walters) FALL Kaleb Harris (Sallisaw), 6-0.
120: Jaxon Miller (Comanche) 5-3 Luke Montgomery (Bristow), 9-0.
126: Logan Farrell (Tuttle) 4-4 Thaddeus Long (McLain), 12-3.
132: Wesley Scott (Pawnee) FALL Nikolas Gers (Blanchard), 12-9.
138: Kobey Kizarr (Marlow) 3-0 Price Perrier (Pawhuska), 15-9.
145: Stone Snodgrass (Kingfisher) 1-0 Alec Capehart (Sallisaw), 18-9.
152: Alec McDoulett (Little Axe) 11-4 Abel Perez (Catoosa), 21-9.
160: Tyler Lavey (Marlow) 6-4 Jacob Ahrberg (Cushing), 24-9.
170: Ethon Hamrick (Comanche) FALL Tyler Bingham (Tecumseh), 30-9.
182: Nathan Ulmer (Poteau) FALL Denver Dahlenburg (Hinton), 30-15.
195: Eriq Simpson (Cushing) FALL John Mark Holten (Anadarko), 30-21.
220: Drake Barbee (Blackwell) 7-4 Cameron Gregg (Pauls Valley), 30-24.
285: Teaguen Wilson (Perry) 4-1 Chase Merkey (Geary), 30-27.

Large West 36 Large East 21
113: David Boucher (Bartlesville) 2-2 Dominic Derr (Westmoore), 3-3.
120: Laif Jones (Bartlesville) 11-2 Jayston Cato (Carl Albert), 3-7.
126: Mitchell Lance (Piedmont) 4-0 Ty Nohelty (McAlester), 6-7.
132: Reece Witcraft (Broken Arrow) TECH Kylon Burgert (Yukon), 6-12.
138: Cameron Picklo (Mustang) 4-2 Spencer Schickram (Ponca City), 9-12.
145: Kobi Gomez (Altus) 5-2 SV Gage Hight (Glenpool), 12-12.
152: Kyle Knowles (Edmond Memorial) FALL Ja’len Hernandez (Union), 18-12.
160: Hunter Jump (Duncan) 4-2 Diego Maturino (Broken Arrow), 21-12.
170: Zane Coleman (Choctaw) FALL Mason Seth (Muskogee), 27-12.
182: Christian Maldonado (Lawton MacArthur) DECISION Abram Arechiga (Ponca City), 30-12.
195: Carson Savage (Deer Creek) FALL Braxton Kearns (Glenpool), 36-12.
220: Tony Opichka (Choctaw) DECISION Matt Woods (Lawton MacArthur), 36-15.
285: Caleb Orr (Jenks) FALL Josh Heindselman (Piedmont), 36-21.

CPHS Track: Aden Baughman wins Frontier Valley Conference Championship

The Charles Page High School boys’ track and field team took eighth place at the Frontier Valley Conference Championship Thursday at Union with one individual champion.

U.S. Air Force-signee Aden Baughman won his second conference title and seventh gold medal of the season with a 2:00.99 finish in the 800-meter run.

Mitchell Mefford placed second in discus with a distance of 143’02.5”, less than two feet behind the champion. Joel Mackey placed third in the 100-meter dash in 11.11 seconds and fourth in the 200 in 22.7. Titus Wright set a PR of 1:02.91 in the 400.

The boys' relay teams placed fifth in the 4x100, fifth in the 4x400, and sixth in the 4x800.

The Lady Sandites placed tenth, but avoided going scoreless thanks to Mackenzie Rader.

Rader had a great day all around. She placed fifth in the 100 hurdles in 17.52 and set personal records in two other events with a high jump of 4’10” and a long jump of 15’10.5”. Jazmin Lopez had a PR long jump of 12’05.25” and a PR 800 run in 2:58.53.

The top three teams were the same in both men and women’s competition. Broken Arrow won both titles, Union came in runner-up, and Jenks placed third in both. Booker T. Washington placed fourth in men’s and seventh in women’s during their first season in the FVC.

Sand Springs will return to action Saturday, May 4th at the OSSAA 6A Regional Championship at Ponca City High School against Broken Arrow, Enid, Midwest City, Ponca City, Putnam City West, Shawnee, and Stillwater. Events are set to begin at 9:30 a.m.

Sandite Results
4x100 Relay - 5th Place - 44.54
4x400 Relay - 5th Place - 3:32.26
4x800 Relay - 6th Place - 8:55.67
110 Hurdles
10th - Matt Wilkerson - 18.49
12th - Alex Newport - 19.35
13th - Knox Goggins - 20.43
300 Hurdles
14th - Alex Newport - 46.99
17th - Knox Goggins - 54.03
18th - David Rigsby - 58.90
100 Dash
3rd - Joel Mackey - 11.11
12th - Joseph Mattison - 11.92
19th - Morgan Lockhart - 12.17
200 Dash
4th - Joel Mackey - 22.70
20th - Morgan Lockhart - 25.43
24th - Daren Hawkins - 27.30
400 Dash
20th - Dalton Wilcox - 59.91
21st - Titus Wright - 1:02.91
800 Run
1st - Aden Baughman - 2:00.99
1600 Run
8th - Jacob Smith - 4:48.95
16th - Danny Murray - 4:59.99
Long Jump
20th - Knox Goggins - 14’08.50”
21st - Justin Guynn - 13’03.00”
Shot Put
15th - Mitchell Mefford - 40’05.00”
Discus Throw
2nd - Mitchell Mefford - 143’02.50”
7th - Riley Magee - 131’09.00”

Male Champions
4x100 Relay - Broken Arrow - 41.77
4x200 Relay - Union - 1:26.70
4x400 Relay - Broken Arrow - 3:24.13
4x800 Relay - Bartlesville - 8:13.03
110 Hurdles - Luis Abad - 15.41
300 Hurdles - Henry Falls - 40.07
100 Dash - AJ Green - 10.83
200 Dash - AJ Green - 21.90
400 Dash - Gentry Williams - 47.91
800 Run - Aden Baughman - 2:00.99
1600 Run - Hudson Mazzei - 4:38.92
3200 Run - Andres Chapa - 10:13.72
High Jump - Jack Jansen - 6’02.00”
Long Jump - Brennan Presley - 22’06.50”
Pole Vault - Brandon Hanoch - 15’03.00”
Shot Put - Hunter Wright - 52’06.00”
Discus Throw - Earnest Grayson - 145’01.00”

Male Team Scores
168.5 Broken Arrow
144.5 Union
95.0 Jenks
45.5 Booker T. Washington
44.5 Bartlesville
43.0 Bixby
42.5 Owasso
38.0 Sand Springs
21.0 Sapulpa
8.5 Muskogee

Lady Sandite Results
100 Hurdles
5th - Mackenzie Rader - 17.52
12th - Elizabeth Watts - 18.80
300 Hurdles
14th - Elizabeth Watts - 55.54
100 Dash
21st - Davina Green - 14.76
24th - Kristen Fields - 15.81
26th - Joselyn Schinnerer - 16.23
200 Dash
16th - Davina Green - 30.44
19th - Joselyn Shinnerer - 33.93
21st - Kaitlyn Converse - 34.97
400 Dash
15th - Wanageeska Williams - 1:12.16
800 Run
14th - Jazmin Lopez - 2:58.53
3200 Run
17th - Erika Baker - 14:30.00
High Jump
8th - Mackenzie Rader - 4’10.00”
Long Jump
10th - Mackenzie Rader - 15’10.50”
22nd - Jazmin Lopez - 12’05.25”
Discus Throw
13th - Ayden Meade - 83’00.00”

Female Champions
4x100 Relay - Broken Arrow - 49.14
4x200 Relay - Broken Arrow - 1:43.72
4x400 Relay - Broken Arrow - 4:03.89
4x800 Relay - Broken Arrow - 9:39.26
100 Hurdles - Danielle Shaw - 16.82
300 Hurdles - Brianna Hays - 47.13
100 Dash - Mikah Ferrying - 13.13
200 Dash - Danielle Shaw - 26.81
400 Dash - Kanisius Harding - 58.65
800 Run - Brianna Hays - 2:18.90
1600 Run - Avery Mazzei - 5:21.68
3200 Run - Avery Mazzei - 11:22.00
High Jump - Takyla Pitts - 5’00.00”
Long Jump - Takyla Pitts - 17’05.50”
Pole Vault - Sedona Emde - 10’09.00”
Shot Put - Dymon Murdock - 38’07.00”
Discus Throw - Bailey Tilley - 124’08.00”

Female Team Scores
180.3 Broken Arrow
145.0 Union
123.3 Jenks
84.3 Owasso
32.0 Bartlesville
31.0 Bixby
28.0 Booker T. Washington
21.0 Sapulpa
4.0 Muskogee
2.0 Sand Springs

Colt Savage scores 34 as No. 18 Sand Springs tops No. 19 Bixby 76-71

Colt Savage led all scorers with 34 points in the Sandites' first conference win of the season. (Photo: Morgan Miller)

Colt Savage led all scorers with 34 points in the Sandites' first conference win of the season. (Photo: Morgan Miller)

By: Scott Emigh, Editor-in-Chief

CPHS 76 Bixby 71

1Q Bixby 16-14
2Q Bixby 20-15
3Q Sand Springs 20-13
4Q Sand Springs 27-22

Fouls: Sand Springs 16, Bixby 18.
Free Throws: Sand Springs 21-of-28, Bixby 18-of-24. 

Scoring: (Sand Springs) Colt Savage 34, Garbey 21, Cale Savage 8, Wash 5, Taber 4, Golightly 2, Smith 2. (Bixby) Fiser 22, Hink 13, King 10, Waggnor 10, York 7, Moore 7, Homan 2. 

(Sand Springs only)
Offensive Rebounds: Wash 2, Taber 1.
Defensive Rebounds: Colt Savage 4, Wash 3, Cale Savage 2, Golightly 2, Durkee 1, Bogans 1, Smith 1, Taber 1.
Steals: Garbey 3, Colt Savage 1, Durkee 1, Taber 1.
Assists: Garbey 2, Wash 2, Colt Savage 1, Cale Savage 1.
Fouls: Colt Savage 3, Cale Savage 3, Durkee 3, Golightly 3, Garbey 2, Taber 2.

Muskogee 47 CPHS 42

1Q Muskogee 15-7
2Q Muskogee 12-12
3Q Sand Springs 17-12
4Q Muskogee 8-6

Scoring: (Sand Springs) Colt Savage 20, Keener 9, Garbey 9, Durkee 4. (Muskogee) Berry 18, Haddock 16, Davis 6, Evans 5, Cherry 2. 

(Sand Springs only)
Offensive Rebounds: Keener 3, Durkee 2, Colt Savage 1.
Defensive Rebounds: Keener 6, Colt Savage 5, Golightly 2, Garbey 1, Cale Savage 1, Bogans 1.
Assists: Cale Savage 2, Keener 1, Durkee 1.
Blocks: Keener 1.
Fouls: Colt Savage 4, Cale Savage 4, Garbey 3, Golightly 2, Durkee 1.

The No. 18 ranked Charles Page High School boys varsity basketball team (6-5) hosted the No. 19 Bixby Spartans (5-6) Friday night at the Ed Dubie Field House and rolled to a wild 76-71 finish for their first conference win of the season. 6'5 junior Colt Savage led all scorers with a career-high 34 points, and two other Sandites also set personal records in one of the highest scoring games of the season.

The Sandites were without 6'6" senior power forward Kyle Keener, who averages more than 16 points per game this season, but the rest of the team more than stepped up to make up for his absence. Savage, Jacob Garbey, and Caleb Wash all had career-high scoring performances and seven players got in the scoring column. Wash also led the JV game with 15 points earlier that evening.

The first half belonged to the Spartans, though the home team was competitive throughout. The Sandites got the lead to start before Will Fiser hit three straight free throws to tie it up at 6-6. From there it was a back and forth shootout that ended with a two-pointer from Parker Moore to take the 16-14 lead shortly before the buzzer. Tre Smith made his varsity debut and shot a two in the first period.

The second quarter was equally back-and-forth with four lead changes and two tied scores. The Sandites led 24-22 midway through after a two-pointer from Josh Taber, but the Spartans outscored the home team 14-5 in the final minutes for a 36-29 halftime lead after a last second three from Logan York.

It was the Sandites' time to shine in the second half, though the Spartans led for the entire third quarter. Midway through the period Colt Savage his a two, Josh Taber had a steal and a layup, then Savage hit a two and free throw to cut it to 45-44. Savage and Staton King both sank free throws and York hit a two, but Wash launched a buzzer-beater three to tie things up 49-49. 

The final stretch saw a combined 49 points and was the highest scoring quarter of the night. Fiser reclaimed the lead for his team with a free throw and a two-pointer to start, but Colt Savage did the same and younger brother Cale Savage shot a three to take the penultimate lead.

Fiser shot another two and added one from the charity stripe, but a three pointer from Garbey gave the Sandites the lead once and for all. Cale and Colt Savage each sank a pair of free throws to make it a seven-point game. Half of the fourth quarter was spent at the free throw line, where Colt Savage scored eleven of his thirteen points for that period. 

At one point the Sandites led by as much as 69-59 after a pair of free throws from Peyton Golightly. The Sandites let Fiser end the night with an uncontested three-pointer and officially put away their first conference win of the season.

The Sandites traveled to No. 9 Muskogee (7-1) on Tuesday and suffered a close 47-42 defeat, partially at the hands of a former teammate. Junior standout and former Sandite Brooks Haddock transferred to Muskogee shortly before the season began and has led his new team in scoring with 21.7 points per game. He posted only sixteen against Sand Springs, but he had the final four of the night, effectively sealing the victory for Muskogee.

The Sandites dug themselves in a hole early-on, trailing 15-7 after the first period, but matched their opponents in the second and won the third 17-12. The Sandites were within a field goal going into the final stretch and back-to-back layups from Keener and Colt Savage put them within a point of their first conference victory at 43-42. With under a minute to play, Muskogee was playing keep-away and the Sandites had to foul three times quickly to get the Roughers to the line. Haddock sank the first two and made it 45-42. Jacob Garbey, who was four-of-six for the evening, was driving up court to shoot when he stumbled and was called for traveling with 2.9 seconds left. The Sandites fouled Haddock once again, but once again he sank both of his shots to seal the deal. 

Colt Savage led all players in scoring with 20 points and six rebounds, shooting eight-for-ten on field goals. Muskogee senior Tyreece Berry led his team with 18 points.

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 Softball wins six-straight shutouts, run-rules Muskogee 11-0

By: Scott Emigh, Editor-in-Chief

Sydney Pennington is batting over .500 this season and scored three runs against Muskogee.

Charles Page High School junior Madelyn Blair (3-2) got it done on the mound Friday evening for the Lady Sandites (11-3, 4-0) pitching five strikeouts over four innings and only giving up two hits in an 11-0 run-rule shutout over the Muskogee Lady Roughers (3-3). Oklahoma State University-commit Sydney Pennington was the leading batter for the evening with three runs and three RBI, including a home run.

The Lady Sandites didn't waste any time in getting on base with a single from Jessica Collins. Pennington reached on an error and Sabrina Usher scored Collins with a single. Kimi Presnell singled in Pennington, but was left stranded with Usher.

Elexis Watson and Amber Purdin each drew walks over the next two innings but the Roughers failed to bring them home. Makenna Skaggs hit a single for the Sandites but was left stranded in the top of the second. 

Sand Springs blew the game wide open in the top of the third as Pennington hit a lead-off double to center field and scored on a double by Usher. Presnell reached on an error that allowed Usher to score. Jacie Taber singled and scored on a 2RBI single from Cameron Clemons. Skaggs and Collins both hit singles with Collins scoring Clemons, then Pennington rounded out the batting order for a 3RBI homer for the 10-0 advantage. Madelyn Blair hit a single but was left stranded.

Watson and Brookelyn Gilmore both singled in the bottom of the third but were left on base. 

Jensen Arnold made her season-debut behind the plate in the top of the fourth and doubled, then scored on a single from Rachel Blair to make it 11-0. Madelyn Blair retired the side in order in the bottom of the inning and the Sandites secured the victory via run-rule.

Jacie Taber has pitched double digit strikeouts in each of her last two games.

In the second game of the Rogers State Festival in Claremore, sophomore Jacie Taber (5-1) continued to prove herself as an outstanding pitcher and led her team to a 3-0 victory over Pryor (7-4).

Thursday evening Taber pitched ten strikeouts in a 10-0 shutout of Sapulpa. Friday evening she pitched ten strikeouts over Pryor with only two hits in the five inning game. University of Oklahoma-commit Olivia Rains also fared well on the mound for Pryor with six strikeouts and only one hit.

Pryor was the first to threaten as Hunter Gilstrap drew a walk and Rains reached on error in the bottom of the first. Taber struck out MKayla Hillman and Payton White to strand the two runners.

In the top of the second Presnell drew a walk, Taber reached on error, and both nabbed an extra base on a passed ball before being stranded. Pryor's Maeme Ward was walked and stranded in the bottom of the inning. Gilstrap and Olivia Cummings were both walked in the bottom of the third and Rains hit a single, but Taber struck out White and Kennedy Cramer to save the inning. 

Madelyn Blair reached on a dropped third strike in the top of the fourth and Halee Nichols reached on an error in the bottom of the inning. Both were stranded. 

Sand Springs finally got on the scoreboard in the top of the fifth thanks to a series of errors from the Pryor defense. Rachel Blair reached on error, Skaggs walked, and Collins reached on an error that scored Blair. Pennington singled to score Skaggs and Madelyn Blair reached on an error to score Collins for the 3-0 advantage. 

The Tigers tried to rally with a single from Gilstrap, a walk from White, and a reach on error from Cummings, but Rains and Hillman were struck out and Cramer grounded out to first to end the inning and the game. 

The Lady Sandites will return to action Thursday at 5:00 p.m. at Jenks (4-7). 

Oklahoma dominates Georgia 68-2 in Dual Nationals round one

By: Scott Emigh, Editor-in-Chief

Team Oklahoma got off to a fast start against Team Georgia Blue in the first round of the Junior Greco-Roman Dual Nationals Wednesday morning, building up a massive lead before the wrestling even started.

Jet Taylor, Jacob Butler, and Jaxen Gilmore received forfeits for 126 to 138. Tuttle's Brik Filippo wasted no time in putting points on the board with a 10-0 tech fall over Khyree Alexander, then Sand Springs's Payton Scott took down Dustin Berry 10-0 in thirty seconds flat. Ezequiel Rubio pinned Cole White in a quick twenty then Nick Mahan teched Chandler Miele 13-2.

Bear Hughes continued the winning streak with an 11-0 tech over Devyn Villafane. Zach Marcheselli received a forfeit, Tanner Hawkins picked up a 16-6 tech fall over Richard Walker, then Trenton Lieutance, Alex Fields, and Wyatt Adams all received forfeits.  Alec McDoulett teched Brandon Foster 11-0 and Westmoore's Dalton Duffield wrapped things up with a 12-0 tech of Alex Cain for a final score of 68-2 with no matches lost.

Up next for Oklahoma is Team Pennsylvania who solidly defeated Team Kansas Red 49-12 in round one. 

Cheyenne Walden places first at Sprocket Classic; freshman boys impress

By: Scott Emigh, Editor-in-Chief

The Charles Page High School Track and Field team traveled to Muskogee last Friday for the Sprocket Classic. The girls placed Eighth with 22 points and the boys placed thirteenth with 8 points.

The girls came in third in the 4x800 relay with a time of 10:30.06 and the boys placed fifth in 8:50.90. 

GIRLS

  • Cheyenne Walden came in first in the 3200m run with a time of 10:53.63. This is her eighth first place finish this season.
  • Alexis Davis came in 8th in the 1600m run with a time of 5:59.41
  • Elizabeth Watts came in 10th in High Jump at 4'06.00" and 11th at 300m hurdles in 56.39.
  • Stacy Logan came in 12th in both of her events, finishing the 100m dash in 13.66 and teh 200m in 28.62.
  • Lauren Barkdull came in 13th in the 800m run with a season-best time of 2:56.18.
  • Majasty Lapsley came in 14th in the 100m dash with a time of 13.74 and 23rd in the 200m in 29.89.
  • Nia Byrd came in 15th in the 1600m run with a season-best time of 6:15.26. 
  • Adrianna Tapp came in 16th in the 100m dash with a time of 13.83.
  • Tiakeya Palmer came in 26th in the 200m dash with a time of 30.09.
  • Erindira Cuevas came in 34th in the 100m dash with a time of 17.50.

BOYS

  • Aiden Baughman came in 4th in 1600m with a career-best 4:47.10 and 9th in the 800m in 2:11.68.
  • Jaelyn Jackson placed 6th in the 400m dash with a career-best 52.77.
  • Landin Green came in 10th in the 1600m with a career-best 4:55.06 and 11th in the 800m in 2:13.35.
  • Colton Washington placed 11th in the Long Jump at 18'07.00."
  • Jason Cooper placed 13th in the 110m hurdles in 18.11.
  • Austin McCaskey placed 18th in the 800m in 2:16.77 and 25th in the 3200m in 12:01.35.
  • Danny Murray placed 19th in the 3200m in 11:52.96 and 42nd in the 1600 in 5:36.93.
  • Jacob Garby placed 21st in the 1600m run in 5:02.30.
  • Dalton Morgan placed 21st in the 200m in 24.51 and 24th in the 400m in 59.28.
  • Jacob Smith placed 21st in the 3200m in 11:53.95.
  • Timothy Calvert came in 22nd in the 3200m with a career-best 11:55.18.
  • Phillip Elleman placed 23rd in the 3200m with a career-best 11:58.80.
  • Caleb Wash placed 23rd in the 400m in 58.58.
  • Payton Scott placed 25th in the 100m in 12.06.
  • Brayden Hardesty placed 26th in the 200m dash in 25.13.
  • Kody Krehbiel placed 43rd in the 1600m in 5:39.77.
  • Konnor Rugg placed 45th in the 1600m in 5:43.49.

Sandites take second at Wooden Bat Tournament

By: Scott Emigh, Editor-in-Chief

The Charles Page High School varsity baseball team (19-7) made their way to the finals of the Sand Springs/Broken Arrow Wooden Bat Tournament with wins over Sapulpa and Muskogee, and drew first blood against Broken Arrow, but the Tigers (19-8) racked up a 6-1 lead by the bottom of the fourth and held on for the win. 

Josh Cordell (2-2) picked up the loss on the mound, giving up six hits and two walks for six runs and two earned runs. Conner Dennis (1-0) and Brock Youngblood (3-0) each took turns on the mound for one inning each and didn't give up any hits or runs, but were unable to sway the tide of the game in the Sandites' favor. 

Keaton Stamp pitched a no-hitter in the first inning for the Tigers. Brady Bean singled and survived four pickoff attempts before finally being caught stealing by Joey Montgomery to end the inning.

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Malachi Walton scored on a Hunter Greathouse sacrifice in the top of the second, but Treyce and Trevor Tolbert both flied out to center field to end the inning with Tyler McCallie stranded on third after a double. 

The bottom of the second is what did the Sandites in. Devon Johnson singled and the bases were loaded as Cordell walked Mack Chambers and Drew Lowe. Kade Goines reached third on an error by McCallie, allowing all three runners to score. Austin Hulet sacrificed to score Goines and the Tigers took a 4-1 lead.

Josh Taber reached on an error in the top of the third but was caught stealing. Bean scored for Broken Arrow in the bottom on a steal of home. The Tigers pitched a no hitter in the top of the fourth, then added to their lead on a Goines sacrifice that scored Chambers. 

Neither team managed a hit in the fifth, through Broken Arrow did strand a walker. Finally, the Sandites began to rally in the top of the sixth with singles from Taber and Rhett Rutledge. Jake Ward was hit by pitch to load the bases and Montgomery scored two on a double. Treyce Tolbert batted in Ward on a fielder's choice that outed Montgomery at third, and McCallie was outed at first on a dropped third strike to end the inning 6-4.

Youngblood pitched a no-hitter in the bottom of the sixth, but Jon Gilton retaliated with a no-hitter in the top of the seventh to secure the victory and the tournament championship. 

Sand Springs will return to action Monday at 6:00 pm at Union (11-9), whom they've already defeated once this season in a close 7-6 thriller at the Bixby Tournament. 

Muskogee can't get away from Sand Springs, dropping three straight by a combined 43-1

By: Scott Emigh, Editor-in-Chief

The Muskogee Roughers (2-18) are probably wishing they were in a different district by this point. The Charles Page High School varsity baseball team (18-5) warmed up Monday night at home with a 3-0 shutout of Muskogee, completely annihilated them 32-1 Tuesday night in Muskogee, then finished off the series with an 8-0 shutout Thursday afternoon at the Sand Springs/Broken Arrow Wooden Bat Tournament.

Sophomore Conner Dennis (1-0) made his first trip to the mound this season and made an excellent debut, throwing 67% strikes and giving up just a single hit, one walk, and four strikeouts. Josh Taber led the offense for the Sandites, scoring three runs on four plate appearances.

The lone hit of the night for Muskogee came on the second pitch of the game. Muskogee pitcher Ke'shawn Ballard, who got the loss on the mound, connected for a single into left field, but was ultimately stranded on second.

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Taber connected for a lead off single in the bottom of the first and scored on a passed ball along with Rhett Rutledge. Treyce Tolbert sacrificed to score Jake Ward and Malachi Walton scored on an error for a 4-0 lead.

Dennis struck out Corey Landrum in the second, Landrum and Karrington Ashley in the fifth, and Mathis Givens in the sixth. The lone walk was Riley Foster who was hit by pitch in the sixth.

Malachi Walton ran courtesy for Joey Montgomery in the bottom of the third, advanced to third on an error, and scored on a balk. Mack Thompson singled in the fourth, advanced to second on a passed ball, moved to third on a sacrifice by Rhett Rutledge, and scored on a passed ball with Ward at bat. Ward reached on an error to score Taber, who walked. 

Finally, in the bottom of the sixth, Taber walked yet again. He stole second, took third on a passed ball, and scored on a hit by Ward for the game-wining run-rule. This marked the fourth straight win for Sand Springs.

Lady Sandite Softball falls 22-14 in shootout with No.3 Muskogee

By: Scott Emigh, Editor-in-Chief

The No.17 ranked Charles Page High School slow pitch softball team (3-4) dropped a tough one to the No.3 Muskogee Lady Roughers (18-2) in the final game of the Jenks Festival Tuesday evening. The Sandites outhit their opponent 16 to 12, but lost it on the mound, giving up 16 walks.

Sand Springs dug themselves into a deep hole from the very beginning as Muskogee scored 11 in the top of the first. Jessica Schuler (2-1) got her first loss on the mound this season, walking two right off the bat. Aubrey Johnson singled on loaded bases to score Carlee Gann and Elexis Watson. Hattie Matthews singled in Dee Emarthle and Johnson. 

Phynix Coleman walked to load the bases and Amber Purdin went to bat with no outs. Finally the Sandites began to make plays, forcing out Bre Virgin at home. Brookelyn Gilmore walked in Dymin Purdin, but Kennedy Glass popped a fly to Sydney Pennington at shortstop. The Sandites had two outs now, but Muskogee wasn't done with their offensive yet and doubled down to add five more runs.

Gann singled Coleman and Watson tripled to score Amber Purdin, Gilmore, and Gann. Emarthle singled in Cassie Leinberger, Johnson reached on a Pennington error, and Matthews walked to reload the bases. Dymin Purdin walked in Emarthle for the 11th and final run before Coleman flied out to Kimi Presnell to bring the melee to an end.

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Pennington tripled to score Kennedy Salyers and Presnell, and scored herself after tagging up on a fly by Schuler. Madelyn Blair and Stella Millican each singled, but were left stranded as Jessica Collins and Rachel Blair were put out.

Muskogee undid the gain Sand Springs had just made by scoring Gilmore, Gann, and Leinberger in the top of the second for a 14-3 advantage. The Sandites didn't let the double-digit lead dishearten them, however, and closed the gap to six runs by the end of the inning.

Salyers singled in Jacie Taber then came in on a Schuler triple that also scored Presnell and Pennington. Collins brought home Schuler to make it 14-8, but Madelyn Blair and Millican each flied out to end the inning.

Schuler walked two in the top of the third, but the field played well putting out two at first and catching a line to prevent any scoring. 

It didn't look good for Sand Springs to start the bottom as Rachel Blair and Cameron Clemons each grounded out to short, but finally Taber hit a single to get the ball rolling. She was joined on base by Salyers with a single, then brought home by a single from Presnall. Pennington reached on an error that scored Salyers to cut the deficit to 14-10.

Sand Springs was in good shape, or so it appeared, right up till they gave the double digit lead right back to the Roughers with seven walks to start the fourth. Millican (1-3) took over on the mound and only gave up one hit, no walks, and no runs, but the damage was done. 

Trailing 22-10, Sand Springs returned to the plate for a last-ditch effort. Rachel Blair, Clemons, and Taber all scored on an error and Presnell doubled to score Salyers but Pennington grounded out to bring the inning to a close at 22-14. The game had surpassed the 70-minute festival time-limit and Muskogee got the win.

Sand Springs returns to action Thursday at No.8 Jenks (14-6) in a double header beginning at 4:30. The Lady Trojans previously edged out the Sandites 26-22 in a shootout at Berryhill earlier this season.

Sandite Baseball hammers Muskogee 32-1; Terry, Rutledge, and McCallie hit homers

By: Scott Emigh, Editor-in-Chief

The Charles Page High School baseball team (17-5) hammered the Muskogee Roughers (2-16) 32-1 in the highest-scoring game in years for the Sandites. Josh Cordell (2-1) got the win on the mound, striking out twelve, walking none, and allowing only one unearned run over five innings. 

Sand Springs scored 18 runs in the first inning alone, putting the game in the bag before a Rougher had even stepped on plate. The run-rule doesn't kick in till the fifth inning so there was nothing Muskogee could do to end the slaughter. 

Leading the scoring onslaught was Rhett Rutledge with 4 runs, 4RBI, and 3 hits.

Josh Taber and Rutledge scored first, each on passed balls. Jake Ward doubled and scored on a Treyce Tolbert single. Malachi Walton came home on a throw, Tyler McCallie singled in Hunter Greathouse, Jake Terry walked in Tolbert for a 6-0 lead and the Sandites rounded out the batting order before the Roughers managed their first out. 

Rutledge sacrificed to score McCallie, Ward singled in Tolbert, Terry score on a passed ball, Tolbert singled in Ward and Walton, and Greathouse scored on a passed ball. McCallie homered in Treyce Tolbert, Terry homered in Trevor Tolbert, and Rutledge homered in Taber for the 18-0 lead before the inning finally came to a close.

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Cordell struck out the side in the bottom of the first, and the Sandites were at it again, scoring three in the top of the second. McCallie singled in Greathouse, Terry doubled in Treyce Tolbert, and Taber sacrificed to score McCallie to make it 21-0.

The lone Rougher run of the game came in the bottom of the second. Cordell struck out Mathis Givens and Riley Foster, but gave up singles to Cale Hutchens and Corey Landrum. Karrington Ashley reached on an error to score Hutchens, but was put out at second on a fielders' choice on the next hit.

Ty Fain hit a sacrifice fly in the third to score Ward and Cordell struck out the side. Brock Youngblood batted in Riley Rutledge on a single in the fourth and Treyce Tolbert singled in Rhett Rutledge to make it 24-0. Cordell gave up two singles in the bottom of the fourth, but struck out two to strand the runners. 

The fifth inning was a well placed exclamation mark on an already incredible game. Youngblood singled in Mack Thompson, Montgomery walked in Kameron Adcock, Walton singled in Rhett Rutledge, Treyce Tolbert singled in Youngblood, Fain singled in Montgomery, Thompson walked in Walton, and Riley Rutledge rounded out the batting order and walked in Treyce Tolbert. Rhett Rutledge walked in Fain for the final run of the game to make it 32-1 and Cordell struck out two to bring the game to a close after five unbelievable innings. 

Sand Springs returns to the field Thursday at the Sand Springs Wooden Bat Tournament with two more games against the Roughers at 12:00 and 2:30, followed by Sapulpa at 5:00.

OU-commit Jake Terry pitches shutout win over Muskogee

By: Scott Emigh, Editor-in-Chief

The Charles Page High School baseball team (16-5) has more than its fair share of talented pitchers. University of Oklahoma-commit Jake Terry (5-1) is one of the best in the state. The junior has pitched 31 innings against 148 batters this season and has only given up 29 hits and 10 earned runs. That record improved Monday night when he gave up only two hits in a shutout win over Muskogee where he struck out nine over six innings. He currently leads the team in strikeouts and strikeouts per inning.

Offensively it was a low scoring game as the Sandites only scored three runs, all of which came in the bottom of the second. Joey Montgomery and Tyler McCallie were hit by pitch and Josh Taber reached base on balls. Courtesy runner Malachi Walton scored on a wild pitch and Terry batted in Taber and McCallie on a 2RBI single for the 3-0 advantage.

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Sand Springs only put twelve on base over the course of the game and only managed five base hits, but Terry's pitching coupled with talented fielding that gave up zero errors was enough to fend off the Roughers (2-16) for the duration.

 

Sandite of the Week: Ethan Baxter

By: Scott Emigh, Editor-in-Chief

This week Sandite Pride would like to recognize Charles Page High School freshman Ethan Baxter as Sandite of the Week for his outstanding performance at the Tulsa Edison Green and White Tournament this past weekend.

Baxter leads his team in scoring this season with four goals, three of them coming in a single game this weekend. His hat trick led his team to a 4-1 victory over Regent Prep to snap a five-game losing streak. 

He scored his first goal of the season in a 4-0 shutout of Muskogee in the opening week. He scored his first goal of the Regent game on a header less than 8 minutes into the game, then added his second exactly 4 minutes later. 

The Sandites are now 2-7 for the season and came in 6th of 8 teams in the Edison Tournament.


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. Bylaws prevent the giving of the award to anyone for two 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 a three-person staff committee. 

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

Sandite soccer shuts out Muskogee but drops losses to Metro Christian

By: Virgil Noah, Marketing Director and Sports Journalist

Photo by: Scott Emigh, Editor-in-Chief

Bobby Behrens's Lady Sandites stormed into Tuesday night's matchup with Metro Christian (3-1) having shut out their last two opponents by a combined score of 15-0. The Lady Patriots would prove to be too much for the Lady Sandites, winning by a final score of 1-0. 

Offensively the girls made a multitude of well timed runs and executed some well-placed passes, but could never quite make it to the ball before Metro junior goalkeeper Olivia Gordan snatched up the ball. The two teams took the game into the second half scoreless as both Gordan and Abigail Banks, Sandite sophomore goalie, made some impressive saves. 

Gordan would continue to stop everything that came her way in the second half. 14 minutes in Brooklyn Eardley passed to Kayla Foster in the box who then dribbled to the left and took a shot towards back post, but Gordan was all over it. After a couple of shots went just wide for the Lady Patriots, Freshman forward Chloe Tregoning took a pass up the right line, cut inwards, and scored a goal just past the diving arms of Banks.

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Sand Springs, who defeated East Central 10-0 and Muskogee 5-0 in a very physical game the week prior, was held scoreless for just the second time all season. The loss puts them at 2-1 for the year. 

The Sand Springs boys came in on a high note, after notching their first victory of the season in a shutout of Muskogee 4-0. Metro Christian Academy (3-0) got off to a very quick start scoring in 1:08 as Sandite keeper Edgar Soberano came out of goal in pursuit of a pop up. Soberano lost track of the ball and Patriot Junior midfielder Nick Mckee was able to tap in an easy goal to get things going. The leading scorer however was Senior Riley Mayes who scored on a pair on goals later in the half, one of which was assisted by fellow forward Tyler LaCourse. The final goal for the visiting Patriots came off of a free kick by LaCourse in which there was a cluster of players blocking Soberano's vision allowing the ball to squeak by unseen. 

Soberano and the Sandite back line were able to keep Metro off the board in the second half, but were unable to net a goal. The loss will drop them to 1-2 for the season. Both Sand Springs squads will look to get back into the win column as they play Enid at home on Friday. 

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.