CPHS Basketball: Sandites handle No. 15 Broken Arrow 54-45

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The No. 10 ranked Charles Page High School boys’ basketball team (3-0, 2-0) continued their undefeated start to the season with a close but solid 54-45 win over No. 15 Broken Arrow in a Frontier Valley Conference matchup at Tiger Field House.

Davon Richardson led the Sandites with sixteen points, followed by Cale Savage with fourteen and Josh Minney with eleven.

The game was a close one for the first half as the Sandites trailed 12-11 after one quarter and only led 22-21 at the half. They blew it wide open in the third quarter, however, giving up only four points for a 37-25 lead that the Tigers couldn’t recover from.

Broken Arrow beat the Sandites in offensive rebounds, blocks, and steals, but Sand Springs excelled in accuracy, going 12-of-13 at the charity stripe, and beating the Tigers in the field as well.

Sand Springs will return to action Tuesday at 8:00 p.m. with a home game against unranked Bartlesville.

CPHS 54 BAHS 45
1Q
BAHS 12-11
2Q CPHS 11-9
3Q CPHS 15-4
4Q BAHS 20-17
Free Throws: CPHS 12-of-13, BAHS 7-of-15.
Field Goals: CPHS 19-of-36, BAHS 16-of-35.
Offensive Rebounds: BAHS 6, CPHS 5.
Defensive Rebounds: CPHS 13, BAHS 11.
Total Rebounds: CPHS 18, BAHS 17.
Blocks: BAHS 2, CPHS 1.
Steals: BAHS 6, CPHS 5.
Fouls: CPHS 12, BAHS 15.

(Sand Springs Stats)
Scoring: Richardson 16, Savage 14, Fox 9, Minney 11, Durkee 4.
Offensive Rebounds: Richardson 2, Durkee 1, Savage 1, Minney 1.
Defensive Rebounds: Richardson 5, Fox 2, Minney 2, Hawkins 2, Durkee 1, Hurd 1.
Total Rebounds: Richardson 7, Minney 3, Durkee 2, Fox 2, Hawkins 2, Savage 1, Hurd 1.
Assists: Savage 2, Richardson 2, Quier 2, Fox 1.
Steals: Durkee 3, Richardson 2.
Blocks: Minney 1.
Fouls: Fox 4, Minney 3, Durkee 1, Savage 1, Richardson 1, Hurd 1, Hawkins 1.

CPHS Basketball: Kersgieter and Johnson combine for 48 in 89-56 win at Broken Arrow

Sophomore Darrian Jordan has been a solid playmaker during her first varsity season.

Sophomore Darrian Jordan has been a solid playmaker during her first varsity season.

It was a cold night in Broken Arrow but the BA High School Girls’ basketball team turned up the heat at Tiger Field House for a thrilling bout with the No. 4 ranked Charles Page Lady Sandites (3-0, 2-0). While Sand Springs ultimately prevailed by more than thirty points, their unranked conference foes (0-1, 0-1) kept them on their toes for much of the game and only trailed by five at halftime.

For the second game in a row the visitors jumped out to a double digit lead before letting their opponents on the board. Unlike their Friday night massacre of Muskogee, they gave up much of that lead in the second quarter. With a comfortable 20-6 cushion, the Lady Sandites were unprepared for a 28-19 second period resurgence that included a sixteen-point run for the home team.

The back-to-back State Qualifiers settled down in the second half and outscored the Tigers 25-11 in both of the final periods. The Sandites’ three NCAA commits were the heavy scorers. Kansas-commit Holly Kersgieter posted 26 points, closely followed by Tulsa-commit Destiny Johnson with 22, evenly split between the halves, and Northeastern State-bound Isabella Regalado had eighteen.

While Broken Arrow’s sixteen-point run was the longest of the night, Sand Springs had runs of fourteen in the first quarter, nine in the second quarter, nine in the third, and twelve in the fourth.

Just like the game before, the Sandites improved steadily throughout the night, didn’t slow down when they sent in the backups, and ended the night with their biggest lead of the game. Thirteen players made their way onto the court and ten made their way into the scorebook.

The Lady Sandites will return to action at the Bishop Kelley Invitational, where they are back-to-back-to-back champions. They will take on 5A No. 19 Tulsa Memorial (2-0) Thursday at 10:00 a.m.

CPHS 89 BAHS 56
1Q
CPHS 20-6
2Q BAHS 28-19
3Q CPHS 25-11
4Q CPHS 25-11
Free Throws: CPHS 28-of-36, BAHS 11-of-23.
Field Goals: CPHS 26-of-59, BAHS 20-of-57.
Offensive Rebounds: CPHS 14, BAHS 10.
Defensive Rebounds: CPHS 26, BAHS 17.
Total Rebounds: CPHS 40, BAHS 27.
Steals: CPHS 22, BAHS 15.
Blocks: CPHS 3, BAHS 1.
Fouls: CPHS 23, BAHS 23.

(Sand Springs stats)
Scoring: Kersgieter 26, Johnson 22, Regalado 18, Burris 8, Padilla 4, Harris 3, Cheney 3, Hampton 2, Taber 2, Jordan 1.
Offensive Rebounds: Kersgieter 3, Jordan 3, Regalado 2, Padilla 2, Hampton 2, Burris 1, Solis 1.
Defensive Rebounds: Kersgieter 8, Taber 4, Johnson 3, Regalado 3, Burris 2, Jordan 2, Padilla 1, Hampton 1, Shrum 1, Solis 1.
Total Rebounds: Kersgieter 11, Regalado 5, Jordan 5, Taber 4, Johnson 3, Burris 3, Padilla 3, Hampton 3, Solis 2, Shrum 1.
Assists: Kersgieter 3, Johnson 2, Regalado 2, Taber 2, Hampton 1, Jordan 1.
Steals: Kersgieter 5, Taber 4, Johnson 3, Burris 3, Padilla 3, Regalado 2, Jordan 1, Hughes 1.
Fouls: Regalado 4, Taber 4, Johnson 3, Burris 3, Padilla 3, Kersgieter 2, Hampton 2, Jordan 2.

CPHS Softball: Blair, Presnell, Taber named to All-State team

Three members of the Charles Page High School fast pitch softball team were recently named to the Oklahoma High School Fast Pitch Coaches Association All-State Large-East Team.

Seniors Kimi Presnell, Jacie Taber, and Madelyn Blair will play in the All-State Softball Game June 8th, 2019 at Oklahoma Christian University at 1:00 p.m. Sand Springs and Duncan were the only two teams in the Large division to finish with three All-State members.

Taber, a Missouri State University commit, finished the season with a 6-1 pitching record and 1.59 earned run average while batting .411 with a perfect 11-0 base running performance.

Blair is committed to the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma. She pitched an 8-3 record and 1.58 ERA with a team-best 41 strikeouts and batted .353.

Presnell led the team in several categories: batting average (.462), on-base percentage (.529), runs (44), hits (48), doubles (14), triples (2), base running (15-1), and double plays (10). She will be taking her talents to Rogers State University.

Other college-bound Sandites include Cameron Clemons (Southern Arkansas University) and Elizabeth Luttrell (Cowley County Community College).

Sandite Softball finished the season 23-9 overall and 8-2 for second place in their district. They were eliminated from the OSSAA State Tournament in the quarterfinals but won the Academic State Championship with the best cumulative GPA in Class 6A.

Large - West
Coach Keith Coleman (Piedmont)

Janessa Larman (CI, Choctaw)
Lainee Brown (C, Choctaw)
Emily Hott (MI, Deer Creek)
Makayla Gibson (CI, Duncan)
Maranda Gibson (OF, Duncan)
Shantayah Allen (U-MI, Duncan)
Crislyn Cole (U-CI, Edmond Memorial)
Amy Crabaugh (C, Edmond North)
Kaitlyn Jones (OF, Edmond North)
Jordan Bowman (P, Edmond Santa Fe)
Natalie Jones (U-MI, Edmond Santa Fe)
Karrah Dean (P, Guthrie)
Anjelica Gonzalez (U-CI, Lawton)
Mackenzie Donihoo (U-MI, Mustang)
Molly McDermott (OF, Piedmont)
Karli Petty (MI, Southmoore)
Kirstyn Hines (U-MI, Woodward)
Breanna Johnson (P, Yukon)

Large - East
Coach Mark Dicus (Pryor)
Kathryn Taylor (U-MI, Bixby)
Kendall Jarvis (MI, Broken Arrow)
Brooke Mason (P, Broken Arrow)
Tristyn Hamilton (OF, Durant)
Haley Morgan (C, Durant)
Kaylee Hummingbird (U-MI, Glenpool)
Catheryn Rodman (OF, Jenks)
Jordan Hausher (CI, Owasso)
Rylie Boone (OF, Owasso)
Olivia Rains (P, Pryor)
M’Kayla Hillman (C, Pryor)
Kimi Presnell (MI, Sand Springs)
Jacie Taber (P, Sand Springs)
Madelyn Blair (U-P, Sand Springs)
Kristin Haddox (CI, Shawnee)
Julia Cottrill (U-C, Stillwater)
Kendall Jean (U-MI, Stillwater)
Emily Sampson (U-C, Tahlequah)

2018 Individual Stats

Batting (At-Bats)
.349 TEAM
.462 Presnell (104)
.458 Usher (96)
.411 Taber (95)
.353 Skaggs (85)
.345 Horn (58)
.353 Blair (85)
.308 Luttrell (78)
.299 Arnold (77)
.258 Clemons (89)

.500 Taff (2)
.231 Lee (13)
.000 Tanner (3)
.000 Rector (11)
.000 Hawkins (14)

Slugging
.556 TEAM
.875 Usher
.808 Presnell
.576 Blair
.558 Taber
.529 Skaggs
.513 Luttrell
.483 Horn
.390 Arnold
.360 Clemons

.500 Taff
.231 Lee
.000 Tanner
.000 Rector
.000 Hawkins

On Base %
.409 TEAM
.529 Presnell
.527 Usher
.519 Horn
.467 Skaggs
.426 Taber
.402 Blair
.398 Luttrell
329 Arnold
.281 Clemons

.500 Taff
.333 Lee
.263 Hawkins
.000 Tanner
.000 Rector

Runs
44 Presnell
33 Usher
30 Taber
27 Skaggs
23 Luttrell
20 Horn
16 Blair
16 Clemons
14 Hawkins
10 Rector
7 Lee
2 Tanner
1 Arnold
1 McNally

Hits
48 Presnell
44 Usher
39 Taber
30 Blair
30 Skaggs
24 Luttrell
23 Arnold
23 Clemons
20 Horn
3 Lee
1 Taff

Doubles
14 Presnell
11 Usher
9 Taber
8 Skaggs
7 Blair
7 Clemons
7 Luttrell
6 Horn
4 Arnold

Triples
2 Presnell
2 Skaggs
1 Clemons
1 Horn
1 Taber
1 Usher

Home Runs
9 Usher
6 Presnell
4 Blair
3 Luttrell
2 Taber
1 Arnold
1 Skaggs

Grand Slams
1 Luttrell

Runs Batted In
40 Usher
28 Taber
26 Presnell
25 Skaggs
24 Luttrell
21 Clemons
20 Blair
14 Horn
13 Arnold
1 Hawkins
1 Taber

Base on Balls
18 Skaggs
16 Horn
14 Presnell
12 Luttrell
8 Usher
5 Blair
4 Arnold
4 Clemons
4 Taber
3 Hawkins
2 Lee

Hit By Pitch
6 Usher
5 Horn
2 Blair
2 Hawkins
2 Presnell
2 Skaggs
1 Luttrell

Sacrifice Flys
3 Clemons
2 Luttrell
2 Skaggs
2 Taber
1 Arnold
1 Presnell

Sacrifice Hits
12 Skaggs
7 Clemons
5 Horn
2 Arnold
2 Luttrell
2 Taber

Steals-Caught
15-1 Presnell
11-0 Taber
10-1 Usher
7-0 Horn
3-0 Lee
3-0 Skaggs
2-0 Blair
2-0 Hawkins
2-1 Clemons
1-0 Arnold
1-0 McNally

Double Plays
10 Luttrell
10 Presnell
4 Lee
2 Horn
2 Usher
1 Bechtold
1 Blair
1 Clemons
1 Hawkins
1 Tanner

Pitching

Innings Pitched
75.3 Blair
39.6 Taber
36 Taff
26 Bechtold
1 Rector

Earned Run Average
1.52 TEAM
0.00 Rector
1.36 Taff
1.58 Blair
1.59 Taber
1.88 Bechtold

Strikeouts
41 Blair
33 Taber
21 Bechtold
16 Taff

(Walk+Hits/Innings Pitched)
1.25 TEAM
0.92 Bechtold
1.27 Taber
1.30 Blair
1.31 Taff
4.00 Rector

Strike %
66% TEAM
68% Taff
67% Blair
67% Rector
65% Bechtold
62% Taber

Win-Loss Record
8-3 Blair
6-1 Taber
4-0 Bechtold
4-4 Taff
0-1 Rector

CPHS Football Preview: Booker T. Washington and the Sandites' playoff prayer

Lane Lettich ran for 131 yards and a touchdown  in a 2015 Semifinal victory over Booker T. Washington. (Photo: Austin Evans).

Lane Lettich ran for 131 yards and a touchdown in a 2015 Semifinal victory over Booker T. Washington. (Photo: Austin Evans).

Class 6A-II No. 10 ranked Charles Page High School (3-6, 2-4) travels to No. 5 Booker T. Washington (6-3, 5-1) to wrap up the regular season, but despite their losing record, their season might not end there.

This will be the Sandites’ first losing season since 2011, but thanks to circular losses, there’s still a slim chance that they could extend their six-year playoff run with a little help from Ponca City. Technically they could also finish with a winning record if they win out for the gold ball. Stranger things have happened.

Bixby, Booker T., and Muskogee have the top three spots on lock, but the bottom berth is still open for discussion. Sapulpa will more than likely win it, but with two key upsets the Sandites could sneak past them.

First, Sand Springs has to beat Booker T. Second, Ponca City has to knock off Sapulpa. Neither is likely, and the latter is far less likely than the former, but neither is impossible.

Sapulpa owns the No. 5 offense and the Wildcats are tenth in defense. Sapulpa has the No. 9 defense against Ponca’s No. 13 offense. Far from an even matchup.

In the long shot chance that Ponca City upsets Sapulpa, it’ll drop the Chieftains to 3-4 in district play. If Sand Springs beats Booker T., they’ll improve to 3-4. Bartlesville and Shawnee will play each other in Week Ten, and the winner will improve to 3-4, creating a three-way tie for the playoff berth.

Sapulpa beat both Bartlesville and Shawnee. Sand Springs beat Sapulpa but lost to Bartlesville and Shawnee. The head-to-head record will be 1-1 for all three teams, leaving the tie-breaker to district points. That’s where Sand Springs has the edge. Bartlesville could only finish with -19 at most. Shawnee could only finish with -33 at most. If Sapulpa loses by only a single point they’ll have -24. If Sand Springs wins by only a single point they’ll have -3 to clench the playoff berth.

The Sandites won’t have any say on what goes down in Sapulpa, but they can do their part by upsetting the defending State Champions at 7:00 p.m. in Tulsa.

SE Williams Stadium
1514 East Zion Street
Tulsa, Oklahoma 74106

OSSAA 6A-II District 2 Standings
6-0 Bixby (89 district points)
5-1 Booker T. Washington (61)
4-2 Muskogee (32)
3-3 Sapulpa (-23)
2-4 Bartlesville (-34)
2-4 Shawnee (-48)
2-4 Sand Springs (-4)
0-6 Ponca City (-73)

Last Week

Sand Springs put together four quarters of good football for the third time this season thanks to a dominant performance from the offensive line, propelling Caden Pennington to a career-best performance. Pennington was 8-9-123-0 by air for one touchdown and 28-212 on the ground for six scores.

The Sandites amassed 474 yards, 351 on the ground, in their highest-scoring performance of the season. The defense surrendered 303 yards to the No. 5 offense in 6A-II, forcing three punts and one turnover on downs to hold the Chieftains to their season average.

Booker T. Washington had a lackluster performance against a winless Ponca City, suffering a 7-0 first half shutout before rallying with 27 unanswered points in the second half. Defensively they gave up only 91 yards on four receptions and 50 yards on 38 carries.

This Season

The Sandites have had a tough year with three come-from-behind losses. They have no problem scoring and no problem getting stops, but both sides of the ball have a hard time finishing. They led Muskogee to start the fourth quarter, led Bartlesville till the final five seconds, and lost to Shawnee in overtime. Despite the rough start, they have been heavy competitors in the majority of their games and their hard work paid off with a Week Nine Senior Night rivalry upset. They could just as easily be 6-3, 5-1 right now.

The Hornets got off to a rough start and didn’t improve to a winning record till Week Seven, though only one of their losses came at the hands of an Oklahoma team. A major second-half team, they average only two points in the first quarter, ten in the first half, and 22 in the second half. They’ve suffered seven first-quarter shutouts and came back to win four of those. They suffered four first-half shutouts and came back to win one of those.

No. 10 Sand Springs (3-6, 2-4)

28-41 vs. Mansfield Summit (4-4)
45-24 @ Putnam City (0-9)
13-49 @ Greenwood (8-1)
35-14 @ Ponca City (0-9)
20-23, OT @ Shawnee (2-7)
27-45 vs. Muskogee (6-3)
27-29 vs. Bartlesville (3-6)
0-35 vs. Bixby (8-1)
48-34 vs. Sapulpa (6-3)

No. 5 Booker T. Washington (6-3, 5-1)

28-29 @ North Little Rock (9-0)
24-14 vs. Bishop Kelley (7-2)
7-36 vs. Horn Lake (10-0)
27-7 @ Ponca City (0-9)
54-0 vs. Shawnee (2-7)
47-26 vs. Muskogee (6-3)
43-6 vs. Bartlesville (3-6)
7-21 @ Bixby (8-1)
20-3 @ Sapulpa (6-3)

Average Sandite Box Score
Opponent 33 CPHS 27
First Downs: Opp 16, CPHS 16.
Fumbles/Lost: Opp 2/1, CPHS 2/1.
Penalties: Opp 9-85, CPHS 7-63.
Passing: Opp 11-18-145-0, CPHS 9-16-124-1.
Rushing: Opp 39-215, CPHS 42-238.
Offense: Opp 57-361, CPHS 58-363.

The Programs

Sand Springs is coming off a 5-6 season, led by twelfth-year Head Coach Dustin Kinard with a 63-66 record. They are riding an all-time program-best streak of six-straight seasons with playoff berths.. They have been in Class 6A-II since its inception and made it to the finals in 2015. The Sandites hold one gold ball, winning the 2A State title in 1966.

Booker T. Washington went 12-1 last year, ending Bixby’s reign as 6A-II State Champs. Head Coach Brad Calip is in his third-year at the helm with a 32-13 career record. The Hornets are also on a six-year playoff streak. Last year was their first trip to the 6A-II finals. They own nine State titles, coming in 2017, 2010, 2008, 1984, 1973, 1971, 1969, 1968, and 1967.

The Series (Booker T. Washington 14-7)

The Sandite-Hornet rivalry is a short one, dating back to only 1986 overall and 2012 in its current series. The Hornets won 8-4 from 1986-1997, won back-to-back in 2006-2007, and are 4-3 in the current series.

Booker T. holds the record for most points scored in a game with a 62-28 win in 2006, which was also the highest-scoring game overall. Their biggest win came in 1992 at 48-7. Sand Springs’s highest-scoring game was a 42-38 win in 2013. Their biggest victory was 21-7 in 2012.

The Hornets’ longest win-streak is three games (1988-1990 and 1992-1994) and the Sandites have only won back-to-back once from 2012-2013. Washington owns two shutouts, including a 40-0 beat down last season. The Sandites have never shut out the Hornets.

Sand Springs and Booker T. have only met twice in the same season one time in series history and that was in 2015. The Hornets won 17-14 in the regular season, but Sand Springs prevailed 30-23 in the semifinals at Sapulpa’s George F. Collins Stadium.

1986: Booker T. Washington 42-21
1987: Sand Springs 15-12
1988: Booker T. Washington 28-14
1989: Booker T. Washington 35-0
1990: Booker T. Washington 31-16
1991: Sand Springs 15-14
1992: Booker T. Washington 48-7
1993: Booker T. Washington 21-14
1994: Booker T. Washington 28-6
1995: Sand Springs 14-10
1996: Booker T. Washington 34-6
1997: Sand Springs 23-15
2006: Booker T. Washington 62-28
2007: Booker T. Washington 23-7
2012: Sand Springs 21-7
2013: Sand Springs 42-38
2014: Booker T. Washington 42-35
2015: Booker T. Washington 17-14
2015: Sand Springs 30-23 (Semifinals)
2016: Booker T. Washington 17-12
2017: Booker T. Washington 40-0

2018 State Leaders

Passing
78-139-1076-6, 12TD Pennington
1-1-41-0 Foster

Receiving
22-360, 5TD Hawkins
20-224, 3TD Snodgrass
11-166, 1TD Foster
10-157, 2TD Roberts
2-70, 1TD Roe

Rushing
124-882, 7TD Mackey
127-661, 12TD Pennington
95-471, 4TD Wilkerson
15-71 McCallie
7-23 Jones

Kick Returns
13-196 Snodgrass
2-59 Mackey
2-38 McCallie
2-31 King
3-31 Roe

Kick-Avg
45-33 Weiser

Punt-Avg
2-39 Pennington
17-32 Smith
1-16 Weiser

PAT
27/30 Weiser

Field Goals
1-26 Weiser

Tackles
96 Cramer
43 Bratcher
37 Haley
32 Peterman
30 Adcock

For Loss
9-19 Bratcher
8-17 Cramer
6-23 Myers
6-16 Peterman
5-9 Glass

Sacks
4-17 Myers
3-11 Bratcher
1-3 Cramer
1-3 Peterman

Breakups
6 Adcock
5 Haley
4 Bratcher
2 Mackey

Interceptions
1 Dudley
1 Hawkins

Forced Fumbles
1 Bratcher
1 Cramer

Fumble Recoveries
2 Glass
1 Peterman
1 Rutledge

Blocked Kicks
2 Mackey

CPHS Football Preview: Sandites ride four-year win streak into 92nd Highway 97 Rivalry game - presented by YellowHouse Market & Boutique

Payton Scott ran for 352 yards and four touchdowns in a 31-16 victory at Sapulpa in 2017. (Photo: Morgan Miller).

Payton Scott ran for 352 yards and four touchdowns in a 31-16 victory at Sapulpa in 2017. (Photo: Morgan Miller).

Sand Springs football’s longest-running series will be renewed for the 89th-straight year this Friday when Class 6A-II No. 11 ranked Charles Page High School (2-6, 1-4) hosts No. 7 Sapulpa (6-2, 3-2) at 7:00 p.m.

The Sandites are riding a four-year win streak against their Highway 97 rivals. For many in the two towns, a win over their biggest competitors is valued every bit as much as a winning record or playoff appearance.

Memorial Stadium
600 North Adams Road
Sand Springs, OK 74063

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OSSAA 6A-II District 2 Standings
5-0 Bixby (74 district points)
4-1 Booker T. Washington (46)
3-2 Sapulpa (-9)
3-2 Muskogee (17)
2-3 Bartlesville (-19)
2-3 Shawnee (-33)
1-4 Sand Springs (-18)
0-5 Ponca City (-58)

Last Week

The Sandites suffered their first shutout in a year, and first-ever shutout at the hands of the Bixby Spartans. The district front-runners dominated the first half 28-0 before the Sandite defense held them to a single score in the second half.

Caden Pennington, who had only thrown three interceptions heading into the matchup, doubled that number in a turnover-plagued battle. He was 5-14-84-3 by air, with Colton Roberts catching three of those for 64 yards. Trey Wilkerson led the ground effort with thirteen carries for 64 yards, followed by Pennington with seventeen carries for 35 yards. Pennington actually grossed 71 yards, but was sacked four times for heavy losses.

Cameron Smith had his busiest night of the season with five punts for an average of 33 yards. Jacob Snodgrass averaged fourteen yards on his two kick returns. The Sand Springs secondary had a season-best seven pass breakups with one interception from Daren Hawkins. Jerret Haley recorded four tackles and three breakups, and Justis Myers recorded two tackles for loss including a five-yard sack. Joel Mackey blocked a 45-yard field goal attempt.

The Sandite defense was stellar in the second half, giving up only one score on six possessions and five scores on twelve possessions overall. They forced two punts and three turnovers on downs.

Sapulpa outpaced Shawnee 63-35 after an insane second half. The game tied at 21-21, 28-28, and 35-35 before the Chieftains finally pulled away. An onside kick and ensuing possession gave way to the final lead shortly before the end of the third. Sapulpa rattled off four unanswered touchdowns, including a pick six.

Eli Williams led the Chieftain offense with a 7-9-148 passing performance and 114 yards on the ground. Te’zohn Taft recorded 22 carries for 212 yards.

This Season

The Sandites have had a tough year with three come-from-behind losses. They have no problem scoring and no problem getting stops, but both sides of the ball have a hard time finishing. Their only wins are against winless teams, but they have been heavy competitors in the majority of their games. They led Muskogee to start the fourth quarter, led Bartlesville till the final five seconds, and lost to Shawnee in overtime. They could just as easily be 5-3, 4-1 right now.

Sapulpa is on their first winning season since 2013 after two-straight 1-9 years. Despite the records, Sapulpa isn’t too much better than Sand Springs and things could easily go either way. While Sand Springs scheduled two out-of-state powerhouses in their non-district schedule, Sapulpa took on three run-of-the-mill 5A teams. However, they pulled off solid wins against three teams the Sandites lost to.

Against mutual opponents the Sandites are 0-4 with an average score of 19 to 33, while the Chieftains are 3-1 scoring 44 and allowing 47.

No. 11 Sand Springs (2-6, 1-4)

28-41 vs. Mansfield Summit (4-2)
45-24 @ Putnam City (0-8)
13-49 @ Greenwood (6-1)
35-14 @ Ponca City (0-8)
20-23, OT @ Shawnee (2-6)
27-45 vs. Muskogee (5-3)
27-29 vs. Bartlesville (3-5)
0-35 vs. Bixby (7-1)

No. 7 Sapulpa (6-2, 3-2)

34-13 vs. Edison Prep (4-4)
27-7 vs. Claremore (5-3)
49-12 @ East Central (3-5)
3-20 vs. Booker T. Washington (5-3)
63-35 @ Shawnee (2-6)
49-48, OT vs. Muskogee (5-3)
63-58 @ Bartlesville (3-5)
0-45 vs. Bixby (7-1)

Average Sandite Box Score
Opponent 33 CPHS 24
First Downs: Opp 17, CPHS 16.
Fumbles/Lost: Opp 1/1, CPHS 2/1.
Penalties: Opp 9-86, CPHS 7-57.
Passing: Opp 11-18-154-0, CPHS 9-16-125-1.
Rushing: Opp 40-213, CPHS 40-224.
Offense: Opp 58-368, CPHS 56-349.

The Programs

Sand Springs is coming off a 5-6 season, led by twelfth year Head Coach Dustin Kinard with a 62-66 record. They are riding an all-time program best streak of six-straight seasons with playoff berths. They have been in Class 6A-II since its inception in 2014. The Sandites hold one gold ball, winning the 2A State title in 1966.

Sapulpa is coming off a 1-9 season, led by third-year Head Coach Robert Borgstadt (8-20). They are in their first winning season since 2013, which was also their last playoff appearance. They have been in Class 6A-II since its inception and have never won a gold ball.

The Series (Sapulpa 44-42-5)

The two teams first met in 1922 with a 36-0 Chieftain shutout. Shutouts were a recurring theme for many years, but it’s been more than a decade since the last. Sand Springs has shut out the Chieftains sixteen times, and has been shut out seventeen times. The last blanking came in 2003 when Sapulpa prevailed 40-0 against a winless Sandite team.

Sapulpa’s biggest victory came in 2002, also against an 0-10 Sandite team, at 60-19. That was also the only time either team has ever scored fifty or more points in the series. The biggest shootout came in 2009 when Sand Springs prevailed 49-45. The Sandites’ biggest win was 48-13 in 2008.

The Highway 97 Rivalry hasn’t gone into overtime since 2010, hasn’t ended in a tie since 1964, and has only seen one post-season meeting. Sapulpa won the last overtime game 21-14 and Sand Springs won the lone playoff game 42-14 in 1997.

Sapulpa Head Coach Robert Borgstadt was the Defensive Coordinator in Sand Springs from 2011 to 2015, helping the Sandites to a 32-24 record during that time, culminating in a State Finals appearance in his last year. He has yet to win a game against his former team.

Sapulpa Offensive Coordinator Ryan Nolan coached Wide Receivers at Sand Springs in 2014. Wide Receivers Coach Tim Beacham was the Head Coach at Sand Springs from 2002-2003 when the Sandites went 0-20.

The towns have so much rivalry they even launched an alumni game in 2014. Sapulpa won in 2014 and 2017. Sand Springs won in 2015 and 2016, and the game was cancelled in 2018 due to low registration. It is expected to move to a biennial format in 2019.

1922: Sapulpa 36-0.
1928: Sand Springs 14-13.
1930: Sapulpa 7-6.
1931: Sand Springs 34-6.
1932: Sapulpa 14-13.
1933: Sapulpa 7-0.
1934: Sapulpa 12-6.
1935: Tied 0-0.
1936: Sand Springs 13-0.
1937: Sand Springs 13-0.
1938: Sand Springs 6-0.
1939: Sapulpa 12-0.
1940: Sapulpa 26-7.
1941: Sand Springs 6-0.
1942: Sand Springs 19-7.
1943: Sand Springs 12-0.
1944: Sapulpa 8-0.
1945: Sapulpa 14-0.
1946: Sapulpa 7-0.
1947: Sand Springs 7-0.
1948: Sapulpa 19-12.
1949: Sapulpa 26-0.
1950: Sapulpa 46-7.
1951: Sapulpa 27-6.
1952: Sand Springs 20-0.
1953: Tied 6-6.
1954: Tied 14-14.
1955: Sapulpa 20-0.
1956: Sapulpa 27-6.
1957: Sapulpa 21-8.
1958: Sapulpa 12-6.
1959: Sand Springs 10-0.
1960: Sand Springs 19-14.
1961: Sapulpa 14-8.
1962: Tied 0-0.
1963: Sand Springs 26-0.
1964: Tied 6-6.
1965: Sand Springs 12-0.
1966: Sand Springs 21-7.
1967: Sapulpa 14-0.
1968: Sapulpa 34-0.
1969: Sand Springs 42-15.
1970: Sapulpa 30-7.
1971: Sapulpa 13-10.
1972: Sapulpa 7-0.
1973: Sapulpa 21-14.
1974: Sand Springs 17-7.
1975: Sapulpa 13-6.
1976: Sand Springs 13-12.
1977: Sand Springs 21-7.
1978: Sapulpa 34-7.
1979: Sapulpa 20-13.
1980: Sand Springs 18-0.
1981: Sand Springs 27-12.
1982: Sapulpa 10-0.
1983: Sapulpa 35-9.
1984: Sapulpa 8-3.
1985: Sand Springs 14-0.
1986: Sapulpa 12-7.
1987: Sand Springs 33-7.
1988: Sapulpa 27-20.
1989: Sapulpa 31-0.
1990: Sand Springs 28-14.
1991: Sand Springs 31-0.
1992: Sand Springs 21-14.
1993: Sand Springs 35-9.
1994: Sapulpa 28-20.
1995: Sand Springs 23-6.
1996: Sand Springs 24-21.
1997: Sand Springs 17-13.
1997: Sand Springs 42-14 (Playoffs).
1998: Sand Springs 18-0.
1999: Sapulpa 24-0.
2000: Sand Springs 35-14.
2001: Sapulpa 35-7.
2002: Sapulpa 60-19.
2003: Sapulpa 40-0.
2004: Sapulpa 37-8.
2005: Sapulpa 33-20.
2006: Sand Springs 24-17.
2007: Sand Springs 36-21.
2008: Sand Springs 48-13.
2009: Sand Springs 49-45.
2010: Sapulpa 21-14, OT.
2011: Sapulpa 28-21.
2012: Sand Springs 28-21.
2013: Sapulpa 49-32.
2014: Sand Springs 35-13.
2015: Sand Springs 44-10.
2016: Sand Springs 35-7.
2017: Sand Springs 31-16.

2018 Stat Leaders

Passing
70-130-956-6, 11TD Pennington
1-1-41-0 Foster

Receiving
17-283, 5TD Hawkins
20-224, 3TD Snodgrass
11-166, 1TD Foster
8-138, 1TD Roberts
2-70, 1TD Roe

Rushing
110-807, 7TD Mackey
99-449, 6TD Pennington
79-404, 4TD Wilkerson
14-74 McCallie
7-23 Jones

Kick Returns
11-159 Snodgrass
2-59 Mackey
2-38 McCallie
2-26 Jones
2-22 Roe

Kick-Avg
37-33 Weiser

Punt-Avg
2-39 Pennington
15-33 Smith
1-16 Weiser

PAT
21/24 Weiser

Field Goals
1-26 Weiser

Tackles
88 Cramer
39 Bratcher
33 Haley
29 Peterman
27 Adcock

For Loss
8-17 Cramer
7-13 Bratcher
5-9 Glass
5-9 Peterman
4-17 Myers

Sacks
2-11 Myers
1-5 Bratcher
1-3 Cramer
1-3 Peterman

Breakups
5 Adcock
4 Bratcher
4 Haley
2 Mackey

Interceptions
1 Dudley
1 Hawkins

Forced Fumbles
1 Bratcher
1 Cramer

Fumble Recoveries
2 Glass
1 Peterman
1 Rutledge

Blocked Kicks
2 Mackey

CPHS Football Preview: Sandites host No. 2 Bixby Thursday

Hunter Greathouse leads the Sandites in a 2016 State Title game against the Bixby Spartans. (Photo: Austin Evans).

Hunter Greathouse leads the Sandites in a 2016 State Title game against the Bixby Spartans. (Photo: Austin Evans).

The Class 6A-II No. 11 ranked Charles Page High School football team (2-5, 1-3) notched their first district win 35-14 at Ponca City last week. The Sandites are all but mathematically eliminated from the playoffs, though they could technically still make it if they win out.

To do so they’ll need three-straight upsets, starting with No. 2 Bixby (6-1, 4-0) this Thursday at 7:00 p.m.

Memorial Stadium
600 North Adams Road
Sand Springs, OK 74063

OSSAA 6A-II District 2 Standings
4-0 Bixby (59 district points)
3-1 Muskogee (32)
3-1 Booker T. Washington (31)
2-2 Shawnee (-18)
2-2 Sapulpa (-24)
1-3 Bartlesville (-33)
1-3 Sand Springs (-3)
0-4 Ponca City (-44)

Last Week

The Sandites snapped a four-game losing streak with a dominant 35-14 performance in Ponca City (0-7, 0-4). Caden Pennington was 14-22-165-1 passing and 8-64 on the ground for four total touchdowns. Trey Wilkerson led the rush with eight carries for 75 yards and a score. Jacob Snodgrass and Braden Foster each had five receptions for 51 yards, with Snodgrass hauling in a touchdown. Jaden Weiser went 5/5 on PATs.

Hayden Cramer and JT Bristow led a successful defense that racked up 29 yards on eight tackles for loss with four zero-gain stops. The Wildcats managed only 3.5 yards per play and 2.7 yards per carry, while Luke Bratcher and Lucas Adcock provided excellent pass coverage, limiting Justin Andrews to six completions on eighteen attempts. Ponca was forced to punt four times, gave up four turnovers on downs, and was limited to only six plays and eighteen yards per possession.

The Spartans thumped Sapulpa 65-6 in their second-biggest win of the season with a 30-0 first half shutout.

This Season

The Sandites started strong, despite an opening week loss to a tough Texas program. They easily handled a still winless Putnam City team, but things took a downward turn from there. After an unsurprising loss to a powerhouse Arkansas team they suffered three come-from-behind losses. They have no problem scoring and no problem getting stops, but both sides of the ball have a hard time finishing. The Sandites own the No. 9 offense in Class 6A-II.

Bixby is riding a six-game win streak after a 28-14 season-opening loss to Jenks. Since then they’ve recorded two shutouts and hung half a hundred on three different opponents.

No. 11 Sand Springs (2-5, 1-3)

28-41 vs. Mansfield Summit (3-2)
45-24 @ Putnam City (0-6)
13-49 @ Greenwood (5-1)
23-23, OT @ Shawnee (2-4)
27-45 vs. Muskogee (4-2)
27-29 vs. Bartlesville (2-4)
35-14 @ Ponca City (0-7)

No. 2 Bixby (6-1, 4-0)

14-28 vs. Jenks (6-1)
36-33 vs. Mansfield Timberview (3-3)
64-0 vs. Putnam City (0-7)
45-0 @ Sapulpa (5-2)
21-7 vs. Booker T. Washington (4-3)
57-20 @ Ponca City (0-7)
65-6 vs. Bartlesville (2-5)

Average Sandite Box Score
Opponent 32 CPHS 28
First Downs: Opp 17, CPHS 16.
Fumbles/Lost: Opp 2/1, CPHS 2/1.
Penalties: Opp 8-80, CPHS 7-58.
Passing: Opp 11-18-151-0, CPHS 9-17-130-0.
Rushing: Opp 41-213, CPHS 39-237.
Offense: Opp 59-363, CPHS 56-368.

The Programs

Sand Springs is coming off a 5-6 season, led by twelfth year Head Coach Dustin Kinard with a 62-65 record. They are riding an all-time program best streak of six-straight seasons with playoff berths. They have been in Class 6A-II since its inception in 2014. The Sandites hold one gold ball, winning the 2A State title in 1966.

The Spartans are coming off an 8-5 season, led by ninth-year Head Coach Loren Montgomery (72-39), a product of Sand Springs during the L.D. Baines era. The Spartans won their first three State Titles in 2014, 2015, and 2016 and came in runner-up last year, all at the 6A-II level.

The Series (Bixby 16-12)

The two teams first met in 1922 during the fourth year of Sandite football when Bixby edged out A.R. Bateman’s Sandites 19-14. Sand Springs won the next two meetings in 1926 and 1927 and the schools didn’t battle again till 1980.

Sand Springs and Bixby split a six-year series in the 1980s, with the lowest-scoring game occurring in 1984 with a 5-3 Sandite victory.

Sand Springs won a 5-3 series in the 1990s. The only overtime game came in 1992 with the Spartans winning 20-17, then Sand Springs notched the first shut out in 1997 at 19-0.

The Spartans have dominated the modern era 9-2 since the series was resurrected in 2010, when the Spartans won a 48-35 shootout in the highest-scoring affair yet.

Things have been particularly competitive since the inception of 6A-II and the teams have met three times in the post-season. The Sandites made their first Semifinal appearance since 1997 in 2014 but were missing their starting kicker, starting quarterback, leading receiver, and the two leading tacklers. They were knocked out 41-14 by the Spartans after losing only 34-31 two weeks prior.

The Sandites shocked the Spartans in 2015 with a 20-0 senior night shutout, their first shutout loss since 2008. They got payback in the post season with a 38-28 State Championship win in the Sandites’ first title game since 1966.

Bixby won the next three meetings after that and their four-straight win streak is the longest streak in the series. They knocked Sand Springs out of the semifinals again in 2016 and won last year’s match 41-21.

1922: Bixby 19-14
1926: Sand Springs 30-12
1927: Sand Springs 20-6
1980: Sand Springs 10-7
1981: Bixby 14-12
1982: Bixby 32-6
1983: Bixby 21-4
1984: Sand Springs 5-3
1985: Sand Springs 14-3
1992: Bixby 20-17, OT
1993: Sand Springs 26-20
1994: Sand Springs 33-7
1995: Bixby 17-10
1996: Sand Springs 28-7
1997: Sand Springs 19-0
1998: Sand Springs 30-6
1999: Bixby 23-7
2010: Bixby 48-35
2011: Bixby 43-23
2012: Sand Springs 21-7
2013: Bixby 35-21
2014: Bixby 34-31
2014: Bixby 41-14 (State Semifinals)
2015: Sand Springs 20-0
2015: Bixby 38-28 (State Finals)
2016: Bixby 35-19
2016: Bixby 35-21 (State Semifinals)
2017: Bixby 41-21

2018 Stat Leaders

Passing
65-116-872-3, 11TD Pennington
1-1-41-0 Foster

Receiving
16-276, 5TD Hawkins
20-224, 3TD Snodgrass
10-153, 1TD Foster
5-74, 1TD Roberts
2-70, 1TD Roe

Rushing
103-805, 7TD Mackey
82-414, 6TD Pennington
66-340, 4TD Wilkerson
11-68 McCallie
7-23 Jones

Kick Returns
9-132 Snodgrass
2-59 Mackey
2-38 McCallie
2-26 Jones
2-22 Roe

Kick-Avg
36-34 Weiser

Punt-Avg
2-39 Pennington
10-33 Smith
1-16 Weiser

PAT
21/24 Weiser

Field Goals
1-26 Weiser

Tackles
83 Cramer
36 Bratcher
29 Haley
24 Peterman
22 Adcock

For Loss
8-17 Cramer
5-9 Glass
5-9 Bratcher
5-9 Peterman
2-10 Myers

Sacks
1-6 Myers
1-5 Bratcher
1-3 Cramer
1-3 Peterman

Breakups
4 Adcock
3 Bratcher
1 Dudley
1 Haley
1 Jones
1 Mackey

Interceptions
1 Dudley

Forced Fumbles
1 Bratcher
1 Cramer

Fumble Recoveries
2 Glass
1 Peterman
1 Rutledge

Blocked Kicks
1 Mackey

CPHS Football Preview: Sandites ride six-year win streak into Ponca City meeting

University of Central Oklahoma freshman Payton Scott ran for 284 yards and five touchdowns on only 25 carries in last year’s lopsided 42-7 victory.

The Class 6A-II No. 11 ranked Charles Page High School football team (1-5, 0-3) is still looking for their first district win, though at this point they’ll need to win out to make the playoffs.

The Sandites will have a good shot at snapping their four-game losing streak when they travel to a winless Ponca City (0-6, 0-3) Friday at 7:00 p.m.

Sullins Stadium
927 North 5th Street
Ponca City, OK 74601

OSSAA 6A-II District 2 Standings
3-0 Bixby (44 district points)
2-1 Booker T. Washington (16)
2-1 Sapulpa (-9)
2-1 Muskogee (23)
2-1 Shawnee (-9)
1-2 Bartlesville (-18)
0-3 Sand Springs (-18)
0-3 Ponca City (-29)

Last Week

The Sandites had homecoming spoiled 29-27 by Bartlesville despite owning a 20-7 lead by the end of the first quarter. Caden Pennington led the offense with a 6-13-138-1 passing performance for three touchdowns and a 13-95 run game. Daren Hawkins caught four passes for 90 yards and two scores and Braden Foster caught two throws for 48 yards and a touchdown. Joel Mackey carried 10-69 for one touchdown and Jaden Weiser was three-for-three on extra point kicks. Luke Bratcher had a forced fumble, Kaden Glass had a recovery, and Mackey blocked a PAT.

Ponca had their second-biggest offensive showing of the season, scoring twenty points against Bixby, but also gave up 57 in their worst defensive allowance.

This Season

The Sandites started strong, despite an opening week loss to a strong Texas program. They easily handled a still winless Putnam City team, but things took a downward turn from there. After an unsurprising loss to a powerhouse Arkansas team they suffered three come-from-behind losses. They have no problem scoring and no problem getting stops, but both sides of the ball have a hard time finishing.

Ponca is riding an eleven game losing streak that that Sandites kicked off last year. They’ve played a fairly tough schedule including two undefeated 5A teams and average 13.5 points per game.

No. 11 Sand Springs (1-5, 0-3)

28-41 vs. Mansfield Summit (3-2)
45-24 @ Putnam City (0-6)
13-49 @ Greenwood (5-1)
23-23, OT @ Shawnee (2-4)
27-45 vs. Muskogee (4-2)
27-29 vs. Bartlesville (2-4)

No. 15 Ponca City (0-6, 0-3)

13-20 vs. Enid (1-5)
14-28 @ Guthrie (6-0)
0-28 vs. Collinsville (6-0)
27-32 @ Shawnee (2-4)
7-16 @ Muskogee (4-2)
20-57 vs. Bixby (5-1)

Average Sandite Box Score
Opponent 35 CPHS 27
First Downs: Opp 18, CPHS 16.
Fumbles/Lost: Opp 1/1, CPHS 2/1.
Penalties: Opp 8-74, CPHS 7-49.
Passing: Opp 12-18-159-0, CPHS 9-16-125-0.
Rushing: Opp 41-229, CPHS 41-243.
Offense: Opp 59-388, CPHS 57-368.

The Programs

Sand Springs is coming off a 5-6 season, led by twelfth year Head Coach Dustin Kinard with a 61-65 record. They are riding an all-time program best streak of six-straight seasons with playoff berths. They have been in Class 6A-II since its inception in 2014. The Sandites hold one gold ball, winning the 2A State title in 1966.

Ponca City coming off a 1-9 season and is led by first-year Head Coach Scott Harmon with a 127-55 record in sixteen seasons at lower classifications. The Wildcats haven’t had a winning season since 2005. They have never won a football title.

The Series (Sand Springs 25-18-1)

The Ponca City series was an exciting one from the very beginning. The first installment was in 1952 when the Wildcats knocked Cecil Hankins’s District Champions out of the playoffs in a home Thanksgiving Day battle. The next year resulted in a 7-7 tie. In 1954, with future MLB 3X World Series champion Jerry Adair at quarterback, the Sandites rallied from a 20-0 deficit to a 21-20 victory.

The series took a hiatus until 1961, when Ponca won handily, then stalled again till 1978. Sand Springs became the first team to win back-to-back meetings in 1981 with a 31-24 triple overtime win on the road.

The Wildcats won three in a row from 1984 to 1986, then Sand Springs won four in a row from 1987 to 1990, including the series’ first shutouts of 20-0 in 1988 and 28-0 in 1990. The Sandites won another streak of four from 1996-1999, then Ponca dominated from 2000 to 2005.

The Wildcats scored 40+ points in three-straight games during the dark ages of Sandite football. Sand Springs lost 28-straight games from 2001-2004, including a 41-0 shutout in 2004 and the Wildcats’ most lopsided victory at 48-2 in 2003.

Brad Odom’s Sandites snapped the losing streak in 2006 with a 21-0 shutout and they won five-straight from there. 2008 saw a wild 45-42 Sandite shootout victory. Sand Springs went 1-9 in 2010, but found their lone victory 35-28 against Ponca.

The Wildcats’ last victory came in 2011, and the Sandites are riding a six-game win streak. Sand Springs scored a series-best 57-7 win in 2013, and the highest-scoring meeting between the two teams came in 2016 at 56-35. Last year Payton Scott scored five touchdowns in a 42-7 road win.

1952: Ponca City 27-9
1953: Tie 7-7
1954: Sand Springs 21-20
1961: Ponca City 35-6
1978: Sand Springs 25-18
1979: Ponca City 30-9
1980: Sand Springs 17-13
1981: Sand Springs 31-24, 3OT
1982: Ponca City 28-12
1983: Sand Springs 13-2
1984: Ponca City 28-14
1985: Ponca City 14-13
1986: Ponca City 26-14
1987: Sand Springs 14-13
1988: Sand Springs 20-0
1989: Sand Springs 22-15
1990: Sand Springs 28-0
1991: Ponca City 21-13
1992: Sand Springs 17-10
1993: Ponca City 14-7
1994: Ponca City 30-14
1995: Ponca City 17-14
1996: Sand Springs 35-16
1997: Sand Springs 20-6
1998: Sand Springs 19-7
1999: Sand Springs 26-0
2000: Ponca City 28-10
2001: Ponca City 42-14
2002: Ponca City 41-22
2003: Ponca City 48-2
2004: Ponca City 41-0
2005: Ponca City 38-12
2006: Sand Springs 21-0
2007: Sand Springs 21-19
2008: Sand Springs 45-42
2009: Sand Springs 31-10
2010: Sand Springs 35-28
2011: Ponca City 35-31
2012: Sand Springs 47-17
2013: Sand Springs 57-7
2014: Sand Springs 31-7
2015: Sand Springs 44-21
2016: Sand Springs 56-35
2017: Sand Springs 42-7

2018 Stat Leaders

Passing
51-94-707-2, 9TD Pennington
1-1-41-0 Foster

Receiving
16-276, 5TD Hawkins
15-173, 2TD Snodgrass
5-102, 1TD Foster
4-68, 1TD Roberts
4-53 Mackey

Rushing
96-749, 7TD Mackey
74-350, 4TD Pennington
58-265, 3TD Wilkerson
5-42 McCallie
7-23 Jones

Kick Returns
7-90 Snodgrass
2-59 Mackey
2-38 McCallie
2-26 Jones
2-22 Roe

Kick-Avg
30-34 Weiser

Punt-Avg
2-39 Pennington
9-34 Smith
1-16 Weiser

PAT
16/19 Weiser

Field Goals
1-26 Weiser

Tackles
74 Cramer
32 Bratcher
24 Haley
21 Glass
20 Peterman

For Loss
5-12 Cramer
5-9 Glass
4-8 Bratcher
4-8 Peterman
2-10 Myers

Sacks
1-6 Myers
1-5 Bratcher
1-3 Cramer
1-3 Peterman

Breakups
3 Adcock
2 Bratcher

Interceptions
1 Dudley

Forced Fumbles
1 Bratcher
1 Cramer

Fumble Recoveries
2 Glass
1 Peterman
1 Rutledge

Blocked Kicks
1 Mackey

CPHS Football Preview presented by Kelly Smith - Farmer's Insurance

The Class 6A-II No. 9 ranked Charles Page High School football team (1-4, 0-2) is still looking for their first district win, making Friday’s Homecoming bout with No. 12 Bartlesville (1-4, 0-2) all the more crucial.

The two teams have identical records and both need to start winning ASAP if they hope to make the playoffs.

While the game will be played Friday, the Sand Springs Homecoming Parade will be held Thursday at 6:00 p.m. in the downtown Triangle District. Following the parade, there will be a prayer rally for Head Coach Dustin Kinard at the Ed Dubie Field House at 7:30 p.m. Kinard was recently diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. The Homecoming Queen will be crowned prior to the game on Friday.

CPHS Memorial Stadium
600 North Adams Road
Sand Springs, OK 74063

OSSAA 6A-II District 2 Standings
2-0 Bixby (29 district points)
2-0 Muskogee (24)
2-0 Shawnee (6)
1-1 Booker T. Washington (1)
1-1 Sapulpa (-10)
0-2 Ponca City (-14)
0-2 Sand Springs (-16)
0-2 Bartlesville (-20)

Last Week

Sand Springs had an excellent showing in a home game against Muskogee and led 27-24 heading into the fourth quarter before the Roughers rattled off 21 unanswered points to close the night. Caden Pennington scored on a 29-yard run and a 60-yard pass to Daren Hawkins. Joel Mackey scored on a 29-yard run and Trey Wilkerson scored on a 27-yard run.

Jaden Weiser was three-for-three on extra points. Pennington was 5-14-80-0 passing and Mackey led the ground at 15-100. The offensive line opened up huge blocks all night long and the defense was solid as well. The Roughers began to shut down the ground game in the third, however, and the Sandites failed to adjust.

DeAndre Young ran for 284 yards and five touchdowns in the Bruins’ 63-58 shootout loss at Sapulpa, and Laken Clowdus ran for 205 yards and two touchdowns.

This Season

No. 9 Sand Springs (1-4, 0-2)

28-41 L vs. Mansfield Summit (3-2)
45-24 W @ No. 16 Putnam City (0-5)
13-49 L @ AR 6A No. 2 Greenwood (4-1)
23-23, OT L @ No. 14 Shawnee (2-3)
27-45 L vs. No. 7 Muskogee (4-1)

No. 12 Bartlesville (1-4, 0-2)

21-14 W @ Claremore (2-3)
27-34 L @ 5A No. 4 Collinsville (5-0)
7-33 L vs. No. 6 Del City (4-1)
6-43 L @ No. 3 Booker T. Washington (2-3)
58-63 L vs. No. 10 Sapulpa (4-1)

Average Sandite Box Score
Opponent 36 CPHS 27
First Downs: Opp 18, CPHS 16.
Fumbles/Lost: Opp 1/1, CPHS 1/1.
Penalties: Opp 8-73, CPHS 6-48.
Passing: Opp 12-17-147-0, CPHS 9-16-122-0.
Rushing: Opp 39-236, CPHS 41-245.
Offense: Opp 56-383, CPHS 58-367.

The Programs

Sand Springs is coming off a 5-6 season, led by twelfth year Head Coach Dustin Kinard with a 61-64 record. They are riding an all-time program best streak of six-straight seasons with playoff berths. They have been in Class 6A-II since its inception in 2014. The Sandites hold one gold ball, winning the 2A State title in 1966.

Bartlesville is coming off a 1-8 season, led by first year Head Coach Lee Blankenship who holds a 61-30 career record. The Bruins have been in Class 6A-II since its inception but haven’t made the playoffs since a 10-2 season in 2015. They have never won a State Title in football.

The Series (Bartlesville 38-25)

The Bartlesville-Sand Springs series dates back to the very first year of Sand Springs football, when the Sandites defeated Bartlesville Central High 19-7 under Head Coach Ivan Grover. Sand Springs High School and the Yellowjackets split the series 3-3 before Central High School was converted to a junior high in 1939.

College High, which lasted from 1939 to 1982, won an intermittent series with the Sandites 10-4. The Sooner High Spartans (1966-1982) also led their series 6-3.

The rivalry renewed in 1982, the very first year after Sooner High and College High unified as Bartlesville High School under a new mascot, the Bruin. The two teams met annually through 1997 and the Bruins led that series 11-5 including a seven-year win streak. After a two-year hiatus, they met again from 2000 to present and the Sandites lead that run 10-8.

Sand Springs won the last two meetings handily, 55-13 last year and 47-28 in 2016. They won a 28-27 Homecoming thriller in 2014 and a 34-0 Homecoming shutout in 2011. The Bruins haven’t beaten Sand Springs at Memorial Stadium since 2009. The Sandites have shut out Bartlesville eight times in program history, and have been shut out ten times.

Last year Payton Scott, currently redshirting at the University of Central Oklahoma, set the all time school record with a 47-507, 7TD rushing performance in a 55-13 win over Bartlesville.

Bartlesville Central (3-3)
1919: Sand Springs 19-7
1920: Central 43-7
1921: Sand Springs 22-6
1922: Central 6-0
1929: Sand Springs 12-0
1930: Central 20-6

Sooner High (3-6)
1970: Sooner 29-0
1971: Sooner 21-6
1972: Sooner 41-7
1973: Sand Springs 34-22
1974: Sooner 28-9
1975: Sooner 28-6
1976: Sooner 6-0
1977: Sand Springs 21-0
1979: Sand Springs 8-0

College High (4-10)
1953: Sand Springs 13-7
1954: College 28-6
1955: College 19-0
1956: Sand Springs 6-0
1957: College 19-0
1958: College 30-0
1959: College 16-6
1960: College 48-14
1972: College 43-15
1973: Sand Springs 14-7
1974: College 14-7
1975: College 21-0
1978: College 20-15
1979: Sand Springs 8-0

Bartlesville High (15-19)
1982: Bartlesville 14-0
1983: Bartlesville 24-21
1984: Bartlesville 17-6
1985: Sand Springs 35-15
1986: Bartlesville 20-6
1987: Bartlesville 28-27, OT
1988: Bartlesville 27-7
1989: Bartlesville 23-20, OT
1990: Bartlesville 7-0
1991: Bartlesville 28-0
1992: Bartlesville 40-33
1993: Sand Springs 28-6
1994: Sand Springs 27-7
1995: Sand Springs 28-12
1996: Bartlesville 20-16
1997: Sand Springs 31-0
2000: Sand Springs 21-0
2001: Sand Springs 13-8
2002: Bartlesville 34-7
2003: Bartlesville 35-18
2004: Sand Springs 28-18
2005: Sand Springs 22-3
2006: Bartlesville: 24-14
2007: Bartlesville 27-26
2008: Sand Springs 52-24
2009: Bartlesville 45-14
2010: Bartlesville 48-16
2011: Sand Springs 34-0
2012: Sand Springs 27-25
2013: Bartlesville 40-27
2014: Sand Springs 28-27
2015: Bartlesville 24-7
2016: Sand Springs 47-28
2017: Sand Springs 55-13

CPHS Softball: Sandites host Regional Championship Tuesday and Wednesday

The three-time defending Regional Champions will look for their fourth-straight ticket to State this week.

The three-time defending Regional Champions will look for their fourth-straight ticket to State this week.

The Charles Page High School varsity softball team (19-7) ended their regular season Thursday with a 6-4 loss to Oologah-Talala (26-6) after committing five errors in their Regional tune-up game. On Tuesday they’ll look to rebound with a noon battle against Enid (2-21).

The Sandites actually outhit the Mustangs 9-6, but couldn’t get past their own mistakes. Jacie Taber (3-0, 32-10) walked one and Cameron Clemons made an error at third in the top of the first, setting up a 2RBI single by Bailie Runner.

Sabrina Usher tied the game in the bottom of the third with her sixth home run of the season, bringing in Kimi Presnell who singled. It wouldn’t take long for the Mustangs to jump back out front, however. With Aliyah Taff (4-4, 4-6) taking over pitching duties in the fourth, the Sandites gave up two singles and two errors, letting Oologah take a 4-2 lead.

Madelyn Blair hit her fourth home run of the year in the bottom of the sixth, but Oologah took advantage of two singles and two errors in the seventh for the 6-3 advantage. Jenson Arnold doubled in Usher in the bottom of the inning, but that would be the last run of the game.

The Sandites should have an easy start to the Regional Tournament Tuesday. Enid has won only two games and has been shutout ten times. The two teams haven’t met yet this season, but the Sandites are 8-1 against mutual opponents with an average score of 10-2, while the Pacers are 0-9 with an average of 1-12.

On the other side of the bracket is Union (19-19) vs. Putnam City North (5-24) at 2:00 p.m. The Sandites have a pair of 10-0 shutouts against Putnam North, but have yet to meet Union this season.

Sand Springs is 5-4 against mutual opponents with the Redskins, with an average score of 4-3. The Redskins are 3-9 with an average score of 5-7. The Sandites have a 3-0 win over Ft. Gibson, who beat Union 10-9. Union split wins with Moore, while the Sandites fell 4-3 in their only meeting. Sand Springs beat Owasso 6-5, who beat Union 4-0 and 10-4. The Sandites also beat Westmoore 2-1, who Union lost 10-0 to.

The losers of the first two games will play an elimination match at 4:00 p.m and the winners will play at 6:00 p.m. The consolation winner will play the Game 4 loser Wednesday at noon, and the winner of that game will play the top team at 2:00 p.m. A seventh game will be played at 4:00 p.m. if necessary.

The Sandites hold fifteen Regional titles and have won three years straight to advance to the State Tournament. They lost in the quarterfinals the past two years but advanced to the Championship round in 2015, falling 4-3 to Choctaw. The Class of 2019 has a chance to be only the fourth team in school history to go to State every year.

Season Stats

Batting Average (at-bats)
.500 Taff (2)
.470 Presnell (83)
.406 Skaggs (64)
.400 Usher (75)
.365 Taber (74)
.317 Blair (63)
.290 Luttrell (62)
.286 Horn (42)
.274 Arnold (62)
.232 Clemons (69)
.231 Lee (13)
.000 Tanner (2)
.000 Rector (5)
.000 Hawkins (13)

Slugging Average
.819 Presnell
.787 Usher
.594 Skaggs
.587 Blair
.500 Luttrell
.405 Horn
.405 Taber
.371 Arnold
.304 Clemons
.154 Lee
.000 Rector
.000 Hawkins
.000 Taff
.000 Tanner

On Base Percentage
.537 Presnell
.524 Skaggs
.500 Taber
.474 Horn
.471 Usher
.378 Luttrell
.372 Taber
.368 Blair
.333 Lee
.303 Arnold
.278 Hawkins
.257 Clemons
.000 Rector
.000 Tanner

Runs
37 Presnell
21 Usher
20 Skaggs
20 Taber
19 Luttrell
14 Horn
13 Clemons
10 Hawkins
9 Blair
8 Rector
6 Lee
2 Tanner
1 Arnold
1 McNally

Hits
39 Presnell
30 Usher
27 Taber
26 Skaggs
20 Blair
18 Luttrell
17 Arnold
16 Clemons
12 Horn
3 Lee
1 Taff

Singles
18 Presnell
18 Skaggs
18 Taber
13 Arnold
12 Usher
11 Luttrell
9 Blair
8 Clemons
8 Horn
3 Lee
1 Taff

Doubles
12 Presnell
10 Usher
6 Blair
6 Taber
5 Skaggs
5 Clemons
4 Luttrell
3 Arnold
3 Horn

Triples
2 Presnell
2 Skaggs
1 Clemons
1 Usher

Home Runs
6 Usher
5 Presnell
4 Blair
3 Luttrell
1 Arnold
1 Skaggs

Grand Slams
1 Luttrell

Runs Batted In
27 Usher
22 Skaggs
21 Presnell
18 Blair
18 Taber
17 Luttrell
14 Clemons
9 Arnold
7 Horn
1 Hawkins
1 Taff

Base on Balls
17 Skaggs
11 Horn
10 Luttrell
10 Presnell
5 Usher
4 Blair
3 Arnold
3 Clemons
3 Hawkins
2 Lee
2 Taber

Hit By Pitch
5 Usher
4 Horn
2 Hawkins
2 Presnell
1 Blair
1 Skaggs

Sacrifice Flys
2 Clemons
2 Luttrell
2 Skaggs
2 Taber
1 Arnold

Sacrifice Hits
9 Skaggs
5 Clemons
4 Horn
2 Arnold
2 Taber

Steals-Caught Stealing
11-0 Taber
10-1 Presnell
6-0 Horn
3-0 Lee
3-0 Luttrell
3-0 Skaggs
3-1 Usher
2-1 Clemons
1-0 Blair
1-0 Hawkins
1-0 McNally

Double Plays
8 Luttrell
7 Presnell
4 Lee
2 Horn
2 Usher
1 Clemons
1 Hawkins
1 Tanner

Pitching

Win-Loss Record
8-2 Blair
4-4 Taff
3-0 Bechtold
3-0 Taber
0-1 Rector

Innings Pitched
66 Blair
36 Taff
19 Bechtold
18 Taber
1 Rector

Earned Run Average
0.00 Rector
0.39 Taber
1.17 Blair
1.36 Taff
2.58 Bechtold

Walks+Hits/Innings Pitched
0.67 Taber
1.16 Bechtold
1.23 Blair
1.31 Taff
4.00 Rector

Strike Percentage
68% Taff
67% Rector
66% Blair
63% Bechtold
63% Taber

CPHS Cross Country: Boys place 3rd at Holland Hall, Sensintaffar wins elementary race

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The Sand Springs Cross Country program competed in Tulsa this past weekend at the Holland Hall Invitational.

The Varsity Boys team placed third of nineteen schools, led by Jacob Smith with a 17:32 finish for eleventh place. The junior varsity team placed tenth.

Chezney Kelley placed 42nd in the Varsity Girls 5K, leading the Lady Sandites to a tenth place finish out of fourteen schools.

The Elementary Boys placed fifth of seven teams in the 1600-meter run, led by third-grader Griffin Sensintaffar in first place with a time of 6:06. The girls finished third of nine teams, led by fourth-grader Brynlee Durborrow in 6:24 for second place.

Holland Hall won the varsity boys’ race and Metro Christian Academy won the girls’ run.

Sand Springs will return to action at the Owasso Invitational in Mohawk Park October 4th.

Varsity Boys 5K
17:32 Jacob Smith - 12th
17:45 Aden Baughman - 18th
17:48 Nelson Yazzie - 19th
18:30 Danny Murray - 28th
18:56 Cameron McCrary - 44th
19:07 Jaelyn Jackson - 51st
19:19 Alejandro Lopez - 55th

Junior Varsity Boys 5K
21:40 Sam English - 51st
23:04 Matt Wilkerson - 82nd
23:23 Rhett Record - 88th
24:18 Colton Sanders - 111th
24:31 David Rigsby - 114th
24:48 Christian West - 116th
26:16 Noah Hanlon - 123rd

Junior High Boys 1600
7:56 Zac Davis - 196th
8:25 Liam Hollingshead - 214th

Elementary Boys 1600
6:06 Griffin Sensintaffar - 1st
7:11 Gavin Corbin - 30th
7:33 Dawson Briscoe - 40th
7:39 Wyld Swafford - 44th
7:51 Landon Buttram - 50th
8:00 Landon Durborrow - 56th
8:11 Noah Higgins - 64th
8:42 Rafi Huff - 74th
8:45 Ryder Black - 76th
8:56 Casen Webb - 79th
9:13 Canyon Carnahan - 86th
9:31 Dean Earnest - 90th
9:32 Sutton Corbin - 91st
9:42 Mason Bowman - 95th
11:23 Nash Huff - 107th

Varsity Girls 5K
23:12 Chezney Kelley - 42nd
23:24 Erika Baker - 47th
23:37 Sara Abbet - 52nd
23:49 Jazmin Lopez - 56th
25:02 Teagan Smith - 75th
25:06 Elizabeth Watts - 77th
25:11 Wanageeska Williams - 78th
26:22 Victoria Baker - 87th

Junior High Girls 1600
6:36 Ava Watts - 26th

Elementary Girls 1600
6:24 Brynlee Durborrow - 2nd
6:43 Chloe Grona - 10th
7:15 Josie Grona - 20th
7:31 Lila Myers - 29th
7:46 Josie Myers - 31st
7:50 Sawyer Briscoe - 36th
8:30 Blakelee Meeker - 45th
8:50 Clavdia Smith - 51st
9:07 Julia Myers - 59th
10:00 Natalee Sorenson - 68th
10:18 Brielle Meeker - 71st
10:23 Nola Chambers - 72nd
10:41 Lily McBride - 76th
10:42 Izzi Larkin - 77th
10:49 Haylee Sorenson - 78th
12:47 Blythe Huff - 82nd

CPHS Fishing: Hayden King and Collin Brady 10th in State Standings

The Oklahoma Bass Nation High School Fishing season kicked off Saturday on Lake Tenkiller. Two separate tournaments were held on Saturday and Sunday as the first two legs of a five tournament trail.

The OBN Trail is a privately organized series, not recognized by the Oklahoma Secondary Schools Activities Association. Teams are responsible for providing their own boat, equipment, and entry fees, and are coached by an adult boat captain. Sand Springs teams turn to local business for sponsorships and donations.

The event had a slot limit preventing the fishers from keeping anything under sixteen inches, and most teams had difficulty bagging more than a single legal catch on either day.

Noble High School’s Jaxon Windsor and Brycen Soliday won the Saturday tournament with four fish totaling 9.5 pounds. No team managed the five-fish limit, and only two teams caught more than two fish in the stingy waters.

Seth Kearns and Cole Scott were the leading Sandites, catching a 3.05-pound fish for sixteenth place. Kyle and Kale Hilligoss caught a 2.27-pounder for 33rd place. Nathan Tavaglione and Daniel Grisham caught a 2.17-pound bass for 38th place, as did Hayden King and Collin Brady. Austin Smith and Joe Nelson caught a 2.09-pound bass for 43rd, closely followed by Mack Taylor and Reese David with a 2.08-pound catch.

Broken Arrow’s Cody Hays and Joey Sabella won the Sunday event with five fish totaling 13.93 pounds. No other team caught more than three fish.

King and Brady had a much-improved second day, finishing in seventh place with three fish totaling 6.54 pounds. They were the only Sand Springs team to land a catch, however.

The next OBN event won’t be until March 30th when the Sandites travel to another back-to-back tournament event on Lake Eufala.

Stilwell’s Raycen Meyer and Jacob Armstrong are in first place on the trail standings with 185 points.

Sandite Trail Standings
10th - King/Brady - 157 points
37th - Kearns/Scott - 95
57th - Hilligoss - 78
63rd - Tavaglione/Grisham - 73
69th - Smith/Nelson - 68
70th - Taylor/David - 67
T75th - Williams/McCarty - 20
T75th - Pennington/Miller - 20
T75th - Haley/DuVall - 20th

CPHS Softball: Sandites hit 5 home runs at Collinsvillle, Luttrell hits grand slam

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The Charles Page High School softball team (19-6) had one of their best offensive performances of the season Tuesday afternoon in Collinsville, thumping the Cardinals 16-2 with five home runs and a grand slam.

The Sandites batted .441 with sixteen hits against Collinsville (18-11). Jacie Taber went four-for-four at the plate, and Madelyn Blair was three-for-three with two home runs. Jenson Arnold and Kimi Presnell also hit home runs, and Elizabeth Luttrell hit the Sandites’ first grand slam since the 2015 season.

Blair kicked things off with a solo homer in the top of the second. Presnell hit a two-run home in the third to score Taber, then Blair went yard to score Makenna Skaggs and Sabrina Usher for a 6-0 lead.

The Cards scored two runs on two singles and two errors in the bottom of the third, but those would be their only points of the game.

Taber and Madison Lee scored on a throwing error in the top of the fourth and Skaggs hit a sacrifice bunt to bring in Presnell.

Jenson Arnold hit a solo homer in the fifth, then Raegan Rector, Cameron Clemons, and Lee loaded the bases. Taber brought in Rector with a single, but the Sandites stranded three to end the inning 11-2.

Arnold reached on an error in the sixth, then Blair and Clemons hit singles to load the bases. Taber singled in Rector, then Luttrell scored everybody else.

Blair (8-2, 27-7) got the win on the mound, throwing four hits, four strikeouts, and two walks in six innings.

Sand Springs Softball will return to action Thursday at 5:00 p.m. with a home game against Oologah-Talala (25-5).

CPHS Softball: Jacie Taber pitches no-hitter in 8-0 shutout of Stillwater

Senior Missouri State-commit Jacie Taber pitched a no-hitter Monday evening in Stillwater, throwing eight strikeouts in an 8-0 shutout of the Stillwater Pioneers (16-7, 6-4).

Taber (3-0, 32-10) secured the Sandites’ tenth shutout of the season as Charles Page High School (18-6, 8-2) concluded their district schedule with a second-place finish. They will get to host a Regional Tournament next week and will find out their opponents Wednesday.

The Sandites scored four runs in the top of the third with three singles, two walks, and an error. Makenna Skaggs batted in Elizabeth Luttrell, Sabrina Usher scored Skaggs and Kimi Presnell, and Madelyn Blair scored Usher.

Taber and Presnell hit doubles in the fourth, the latter scoring the former, and Presnell scored on a single from Jenson Arnold to make it 6-0.

Taber and Felicity Horn hit singles in the seventh. Luttrell hit a sacrifice fly to center field to score Taber and courtesy runner Avery Tanner for the final runs of the game.

Sand Springs Softball will return to action Tuesday at 5:00 p.m. with a road game at Collinsville (18-10).

CPHS Football Preview: Muskogee holds lopsided record against Sand Springs

The Class 6A-II No. 9 ranked Charles Page High School football team (1-3, 0-1) will host No. 7 Muskogee (3-1, 1-0) Friday evening at Memorial Stadium. Both teams have had lackluster starts to the season and need a strong statement to build momentum for the rest of their district schedule.

CPHS Memorial Stadium
600 North Adams Road
Sand Springs, OK 74063

Last Week

Sand Springs suffered a 23-20 overtime upset at No. 14 Shawnee (1-3, 1-0), winning every aspect of the game but the scoreboard. The Sandites had more yards passing, more yards rushing, less penalties, and more first downs.

What went wrong? A fumble at their own 26, resulting in a touchdown. A turnover on downs at the Shawnee 13. A missed extra point. The first half ended with Sand Springs in the Shawnee red zone. Caden Pennington’s first interception of the season ended regulation, also in the red zone. On fourth-and-goal from the six, Pennington had a wide open lane after a collapsed pass play, but slipped on the waterlogged turf in overtime. The weather also severely limited the passing game, but Joel Mackey had a career night with thirty carries for 251 yards.

Muskogee only mustered 167 yards in a 16-7 victory over No. 15 Ponca City (0-4, 0-1). Ty Williams was 0-6-0-2 passing and the entirety of their offense came on the ground.

This Season

Sand Springs made a big second half comeback against Mansfield Summit (2-2) in the season opener but fell 41-28 at home before starting a three-game road series. The Sandites won 45-24 at No. 16 Putnam City (0-4) and were rolled 49-13 by Greenwood, Arkansas (3-1).

Muskogee won their season opener 35-14 over McAlester (1-3), gave No. 3 Midwest City (3-1) a tough battle for their only loss, 16-14, then edged out No. 13 Putnam West (1-3) 34-29.

Average Sandite Box Score
Opponent 34 CPHS 27
First Downs: Opp 17, CPHS 18.
Fumbles/Lost: Opp 1/1, CPHS 1/1.
Penaltes: Opp 8-75, CPHS 7-50.
Passing: Opp 12-17-145-0, CPHS 10-17-133-0.
Rushing: Opp 37-217, CPHS 43-258.
Total Offense: Opp 54-362, CPHS 60-391.

The Programs

Sand Springs is coming off a 5-6 season, led by twelfth year Head Coach Dustin Kinard with a 61-63 record. They are riding an all-time program best streak of six-straight seasons with playoff berths. They have been in Class 6A-II since its inception in 2014. The Sandites hold one gold ball, winning the 2A State title in 1966.

Muskogee is coming off a 5-5 season, led by fifth-year Head Coach Rafe Watkins with a 23-22 record at Muskogee and a 170-70 career record. The Roughers are coming off back-to-back post season appearances and have been in Class 6A-II since its inception. They won the 5A State Championship in 1986 and Class A titles in 1950 and 1948.

The Series (Muskogee 21-6)

1953: Muskogee won 20-0.
1954: Muskogee won 40-12.
1955: Muskogee won 24-6.
1956: Muskogee won 7-0.
1957: Muskogee won 34-6.
1958: Muskogee won 12-0.
1959: Muskogee won 40-14.
1960: Muskogee won 14-5.
1961: Muskogee won 38-6.
1994: Muskogee won 20-14 in OT.
1995: Muskogee won 28-6.
2002: Muskogee won 38-12.
2003: Muskogee won 37-14.
2004: Muskogee won 27-6.
2005: Muskogee won 47-25.
2006: Muskogee won 57-21.
2007: Muskogee won 49-21.
2008: Muskogee won 39-37.
2009: Muskogee won 37-29.
2010: Muskogee won 44-14.

2011: Sand Springs beat Muskogee for the first time ever, 7-3 in the season-opener. Darrack Harger, currently the Sandite receivers coach, passed 12-16-74-0 and Richard DeHart led the ground game with nine carries for 38 yards. Raymond McLaurin scored the lone touchdown on a seven-yard run.

2012: Sand Springs won 40-28.
2013: Sand Springs won 39-14.

2014: Sand Springs (7-1) clinched a post-season berth with their only Rougher shutout, 13-0. Connor Sitton passed 10-14-111-1 and Lane Lettich ran 27-119.

2015: Sand Springs won 34-10.

2016: No. 4 Sand Springs (5-2) won a 26-25 upset over No. 1 Muskogee (6-1) with a wild two-point conversion that made the ESPN SportsCenter Top 10 Plays of the Day. Hunter Greathouse passed 16-32-221-1 with three touchdowns and Payton Scott ran 25-116 for one score. With six seconds to play, Greathouse caught his own deflected pass and pitched it to Josh Taber. Taber broke a tackle and took it to the house for the one-point win.

2017: No. 6 Muskogee (3-4) spoiled homecoming 40-34 over No. 7 Sand Springs (4-3). Caden Pennington passed 9-21-151-0 for three touchdowns and Payton Scott ran 34-199 for two scores. The Sandites had five takeaways: four fumbles and one interception.

CPHS Softball: Tigers clinch district title with 5-2 win over Sand Springs

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Sand Springs lost a do-or-die game Thursday afternoon in Broken Arrow, falling 5-2 in the Tigers’ final district bout. After losing 5-2 the week before, the Sandites needed to win by at least three runs to have a shot at their first district title since 2015. Instead they’ll have to settle for second, which is still a solid feat.

Charles Page High School (17-6, 7-2) secured a home Regional Playoff, despite having one district game left. Even if they suffer a ten-run defeat Monday in Stillwater (16-6, 6-3), they will still have the number-two spot secure on district point-differential. They will find out their Regional opponents on Wednesday.

The Lady Sandites hold fifteen Regional titles and the current team has been to the State Tournament three years in a row. Four-straight would make the seniors only the fourth team in school history to go every year.

The Sandites struck first on Thursday with an RBI single from Jenson Arnold to score Kimi Presnell in the top of the first. The Tigers scattered four singles in the bottom of the inning, but converted only one into a run and stranded three.

Broken Arrow took a 3-1 lead in the bottom of the second thanks to an error and two hits, including an RBI triple from Grace Jarvis.

Presnell scored another run in the third, this time on an error, and would be the only Sandite to cross home plate.

McKayla Carney hit an RBI double in the fourth and Lexi Smith scored on an error in the sixth inning.

Madelyn Blair (7-2, 26-7) pitched all six innings for Sand Springs, throwing eight hits, two strikeouts, and two walks.

Sand Springs will finish district action Monday at 5:00 p.m. in Stillwater.

CPHS Volleyball: Sandites drop matches to Owasso and Cascia Hall

The Charles Page High School varsity volleyball team (5-15) dropped a 3-1 match to 5A No. 4 Cascia Hall (22-8) Thursday evening, giving the eight-time State Championship-winning program a run for their money on their home court.

Cascia needed only six kills to steal the first set from Sand Springs, who committed thirteen errors. The Sandites actually led in kills with seven, including three from Madison Burris, and both teams had three aces. After doubling down 12-6 on Sand Springs, the Commandos gave up six-straight for a tie score. Devree Youngblood scored all three Sandite aces during that run. The home team quickly adjusted, however, and rattled off a six-straight streak of their own en route to a 25-16 win.

The Sandites brought their A game in Set Two, however, winning a 27-25 thriller. Youngblood and Campfield scored three kills apiece and Campfield hit two aces, but the difference-maker was the Commandos’ twelve errors. Cascia only led for four rallies, but the game tied eleven times.

Cascia found another gear in the third game, rallying from a 7-4 deficit to a 20-10 lead. Sand Springs found kills from Campfield, Burris, and Cheyenne Henry to try and battle back, but the Commandos won four in a row to close the deal at 25-15. The Sandites out-killed the Commandos 12-11, led by Henry with five, but committed ten errors to Cascia’s three.

Sand Springs led for the entirety of the fourth set before blowing a 19-11 lead. Cascia won five rallies straight, Rachel Hines scored one for the Sandites, then Cascia won four more to tie it at 20-20. Two Commando errors and a Campfield ace made it 23-20 and it looked like Campfield would serve another ace. Instead, a dogpile of Commandos managed to miraculously dig the ball out and caught the Sandites in a campfire. Two kills tied it, Youngblood made it 24-23, then Cascia rattled off three more points for the 26-24 win.

On Tuesday the Sandites traveled to No. 8 Owasso (17-6) and fell 3-0.

The Lady Sandites fell into an 11-2 hole in the first set before Raylynn Mong scored their first kill on a tipped ball. They began to battle back from there and closed the deficit to 16-11 with kills from Madison Burris, Cheyenne Henry, Devree Youngblood, Vanessa Wyrick and Cloe Campfield, but the Rams turned up the heat and rocketed forward to a 25-13 win with ten kills, two blocks, and four aces. Madison Blaylock had five digs in the set.

The second set was only a one-point improvement as the Rams won 25-14 with twelve kills and a dozen Sand Springs errors. Owasso won the third set 25-15 with a dozen kills and eleven Sandite errors.

Sand Springs will return to action Tuesday at 6:15 p.m. with a home match against Bixby.

Frontier Valley Conference Standings
7-0 No. 11 Broken Arrow (14-8)
5-1 No. 6 Jenks (15-10)
5-1 No. 8 Owasso (17-6)
5-3 No. 14 Bixby (12-9)
5-3 No. 16 Union (10-12)
4-2 Sand Springs (5-15)
2-5 No. 20 Bartlesville (5-16)
0-4 Booker T. Washington (4-8)
0-6 Sapulpa (3-12)
0-7 No. 19 Muskogee (14-13)

CH 3 CPHS 1 (25-16, 27-25, 15-25, 26-24)
Kills: CH 41, CPHS 41.
Blocks: CH 5, CPHS 3.
Aces: CH 10, CPHS 8.
Service Errors: CH 3, CPHS 12.
Errors: CH 30, CPHS 43.

(Sand Springs only)
Kills: Youngblood 11, Campfield 9, Burris 7, Henry 6, Wyrick 4, Mong 3, Hines 1.
Assists: Burris 16, Mong 15, Campfield 2.
Solo Blocks: Wyrick 1.
Assisted Blocks: Harris 1, Wyrick 1, Hines 1, Henry 1.
Aces: Campfield 4, Youngblood 3, Wyrick 1.
Digs: Blaylock 6, Campfield 2, Burris 1, Youngblood 1, Mong 1.

OHS 3 CPHS 0 (25-13, 25-14, 25-15)
Kills: OHS 34, CPHS 18.
Blocks: OHS 3, CPHS 2.
Aces: OHS 5.
Service Errors: OHS 5, CPHS 8.
Errors: OHS 22, CPHS 32.

(Sand Springs only)
Kills: Campfield 5, Youngblood 4, Henry 3, Burris 2, Wyrick 2, Mong 1.
Assists: Burris 6, Mong 3, Blaylock 1, Youngblood 1, Wyrick 1, Hines 1.
Solo Blocks: Wyrick 1.
Assisted Blocks: Youngblood 1, Henry 1.
Digs: Blaylock 5, Burris 1, Youngblood 1.

CPHS Softball: Sandites run-rule Stillwater 13-3, Usher and Presnell hit home runs

After suffering their first district loss of the season last week, the Lady Sandites could easily have fallen into a slump. Instead, they rallied to their best offensive performance of the season for a 13-3 run-rule victory over Stillwater High School (15-6, 5-3) Tuesday evening on their home field.

Stillwater is the number-three team in the district, even after the loss, but the Sandites beat them as easily as everyone else who crosses their path. The Charles Page High School softball team (17-5, 7-1) batted .483 with fourteen hits, their best percentage in the past 25 games.

Rogers State University-committed senior Kimi Presnell hit a triple and a home run, while junior Sabrina Usher hit a double and her fifth home-run of the season. Missouri State commit Jacie Taber (2-0, 31-10) got the win on the mound, giving up no runs, two hits, and one walk with three strikeouts in three innings.

Stillwater threatened early, loading the bases with two walks and an error, but Taber’s first strikeout of the night left them wanting and the Sandites came in to start the slugfest.

Makenna Skaggs bounced a double off the center field wall and was joined on base by Usher with a walk and Jenson Arnold with a single. Taber brought in Skaggs on a sacrifice and Cameron Clemons cleaned up with a 2RBI single into right field.

The Lady Sandites brought a 3-0 lead into the bottom of the second and Presnell smashed a solo home run over the center field wall.

Taber stranded two hits with a strikeout in the top of the third, and Elizabeth Luttrell singled in Jolee McNally to make it 5-0.

Presnell kicked off the fourth with a triple and came in on a single from Skaggs, who in turn scored on Usher’s home run.

Julia Cottrill got the Pioneers on the board with a two-run homer in the top of the fifth and Sidney McLaughlin singled in Gracie Ore, but the Sandites surged ahead for the run-rule in the bottom of the inning.

Madison Lee scored on a wild pitch, Usher doubled in Presnell, Arnold doubled in Usher, and Clemons singled in Drew Hawkins. Taber scored on a wild pitch to secure the victory.

Madelyn Blair (7-1, 26-6) pitched the last two innings, throwing four hits, one strikeout, and one walk.

Sand Springs will return to action Thursday at Broken Arrow (27-3, 8-0), a must-have win if they hope to remain in contention for the District Title. The Tigers defeated the Sandites 2-5 in a come-from-behind seventh inning rally last Thursday.

CPHS 13 SHS 3
Hits: CPHS 14, SHS 6.
Walks: CPHS 4, SHS 3.
Strikeouts: CPHS 3, SHS 4.
Steals: CPHS 3.
Sacrifices: CPHS 1.

District 6A-4 Standings
8-0 Broken Arrow (57 district points)
7-1 Sand Springs (67)
5-3 Stillwater (36)
3-6 Ponca City (-43)
2-7 Sapulpa (-53)
0-8 Putnam North (-64)

CPHS Cross Country: Sandites host first-ever 5K, Boys place 4th, Girls 5th

Sand Springs hosted its first-ever cross country meet Saturday at Case Community Park. The Case Cross Country Invitational combined high school and junior high running with the Eighth Annual Conner’s Classic 5K.

The Conner’s Classic is an annual Sand Springs Public Schools Cross Country fundraiser, named for a former special needs student who is unable to run on his own. Elementary Coach Chris Corbin pushes Conner Williamson in an adult racing stroller each year so that the Sandite can participate.

The Conner’s Classic was previously held at Ray Brown Park next to Charles Page High School. This year it was held at Case as the opener before the school races began. Danyel Swafford (43) won the women’s run in 23:55 with a remarkable 2:14 lead on the runner-up, Gina Myers (36). Both ladies are from Sand Springs. Lydon Swafford (13) won the men’s run in 22:21 followed by Michael Randolph (41) in 23:49, both from Sand Springs.

Deer Creek High School from Edmond won all four high school categories, both men and women’s varsity and men and women’s junior varsity. Bartlesville Junior High won the girls’ race and Jenks Junior High won the boys’.

Sand Springs placed fifth of eight teams in the girls’ varsity race. The varsity boys placed fourth of eleven and the JV boys placed sixth of nine. The Lady Sandites did not field a full team for junior varsity.

Deer Creek sophomore Aubrey Byers won varsity girls in 20:34 followed by Grove sophomore Rory Geer in 21:43. Junior Erika Baker led the Lady Sandites with a nineteenth place finish in 24:19.

Deer Creek dominated the boys’ competition, winning the first four places and six of the top eight. Senior Steven Clark won in 17:05 closely followed by junior teammate Jack Reed in 17:08. Sandite senior Jacob Smith cracked the top ten in 18:34 with a narrow lead on teammate Nelson Yazzie in 18:41.

Deer Creek won the top eight places in JV girls and thirteen of the top fourteen, led by Zenaida Burgos in 23:01. Haylee Alford was the lone Lady Sandite in JV and finished 24th place in 29:07.

Freshman Landon Harrod led the Deer Creek JV boys in 18:22. The Antlers won six of the top seven spots. Kaegan Murray placed 28th for the Sandites in 21:11.

The Sandites will return to action October 4th, 2018 at the Owasso Invitational in Mohawk Park.

Varsity Girls 5K
(Sand Springs Individuals)
24:19 Erika Baker - 19th
24:30 Chezney Kelley - 20th
25:26 Sara Abbet - 25th
27:04 Elizabeth Watts - 35th
27:12 Wanageeska Williams - 37th
28:10 Teagan Smith - 46th
29:54 Victoria Baker - 57th
(Team Placement)
1. Deer Creek
2. Bartlesville
3. Grove
4. Stillwater
5. Sand Springs
6. Thomas Edison
7. Mannford
8. Broken Arrow

JV Girls 5K
(Sand Springs)
29:07 Haylee Alford - 24th
(Team Placement)
1. Deer Creek
2. Berryhill
3. Bartlesville
4. Thomas Edison
5. Will Rogers

Junior High Girls - 1 Mile
(Sand Springs)
8:32 Ty Davis - 70th
(Team Placement)
1. Bartlesville
2. Jenks
3. Mannford
4. Edison Preparatory
5. Bixby
6. Grove
7. Berryhill
8. Anderson

Conner’s Classic 5K
23:55 Danyel Swafford - 1st
26:09 Gina Myers - 2nd
28:19 Barbara Pinkerton - 3rd
29:00 Candice Marshall - 4th
29:03 Alison Day - 5th
29:32 Holly Kersgieter - 6th
29:58 Bayleigh Cheney - 7th
32:37 Kassandra Burgess - 8th
33:04 Isabella Regalado - 9th
33:29 Christina Frisbie - 10th
33:58 Haden Brown - 11th
34:05 Paige Myers - 12th
34:47 Carole Cothran - 13th
35:02 Tami Lee - 14th
35:11 Megan Perkins - 15th
36:07 Toby Nightengale - 16th
36:15 Amber Burdge - 17th
36:17 Angela Calhoun - 18th
37:14 Jentry Hughes - 19th
37:18 Julia Wolf - 20th
37:18 Jade Shrum - 21st
37:19 McKenzie Harris - 22nd
37:38 Tammy Collins - 23rd
37:42 Melissa Cronin - 24th
42:22 Charitee Elias - 25th
42:22 Morgan Poletek - 26th
42:23 Brynlee Slankard - 27th
42:43 Ashley Lambert - 28th
42:43 Makayla Davis - 29th
42:44 Katie Daniels - 30th
45:08 Daniela Solis - 31st
45:08 Jordan Darrian - 32nd
46:10 Kaitlynn Roberts - 33rd
46:11 Kaslynn Horton - 34th
46:28 Libby Colson - 35th
46:29 Caylee O’Bryan - 36th
46:29 Madison Morris - 37th
47:35 Tori McAllister - 38th
47:35 Shaynne Cook - 39th
47:35 Cherysh Meyers - 40th


Varsity Boys 5K
(Sand Springs Individuals)
18:34 Jacob Smith - 10th
18:41 Nelson Yazzie - 11th
19:25 Aden Baughman - 23rd
19:45 Jaelyn Jackson - 27th
20:17 Danny Murray - 37th
20:41 Cameron McCrary - 44th
22:17 Caleb James - 59th
(Team Placement)
1. Deer Creek
2. Bartlesville
3. Stillwater
4. Sand Springs
5. Thomas Edison
6. Broken Arrow
7. Sapulpa
8. Riverfield Country Day
9. Grove
10. Mannford
11. Tulsa School of Arts & Sciences

JV Boys 5K
(Sand Springs)
21:11 Kaegan Murray - 28th
22:23 Alejandro Lopez - 47th
23:29 Chandler Blake - 67th
25:28 Sean Kuehn - 96th
26:20 David Rigsby - 107th
26:31 Colton Sanders - 110th
26:40 Christian West - 112th
26:58 Dalton Wilcox - 117th
27:41 Matt Wilkerson - 126th
29:33 Noah Hanlon - 134th
29:34 Nicholas Sango - 135th
31:27 Caleb Garzone - 144th
32:39 Mitchell Mefford - 149th
(Team Placement)
1. Deer Creek
2. Bartlesville
3. Stillwater
4. Broken Arrow
5. Thomas Edison
6. Sand Springs
7. Sapulpa
8. Berryhill
9. Will Rogers

Junior High Boys 1 Mile
(Sand Springs)
6:24 Kodah Gregory - 22nd
7:27 Zac Davis - 55th
7:59 Garrett Sorenson - 66th
8:22 Braden Gregory - 78th
(Team Placement)
1. Jenks
2. Bartlesville
3. Edison Prep
4. Berryhill
5. Grove
6. Bixby
7. Tulsa Honor
8. Riverfield

Conner’s Classic 5K
22:21 Lydon Swafford - 1st
23:49 Michael Randolph - 2nd
24:03 Bryan Chatham - 3rd
26:17 Chris Corbin - 4th
26:38 Jeff McKnight - 5th
27:02 Dru Thomas - 6th
27:45 Michael Marshall - 7th
28:46 Micah Burdge - 8th
28:52 Jeff Myers - 9th
29:36 Coy Cariness - 10th
29:42 Sean Swafford - 11th
29:57 Justin Carnahan - 12th
31:03 Larry Flemming - 13th
31:14 Dell Chambers - 14th
32:50 Steve Crider - 15th
32:58 Jackson Burdge - 16th
34:45 Kelleen Calhoun - 17th
46:31 Matt Watkins - 18th

CPHS Football: Sandites fall 49-13 to defending Arkansas State Champs

Senior QB Caden Pennington racked up career yardage on the ground Friday night in Greenwood, Arkansas.

Senior QB Caden Pennington racked up career yardage on the ground Friday night in Greenwood, Arkansas.

The Charles Page High School varsity football team (1-2) bit off more than they could chew Friday night in Greenwood, Arkansas, falling to the defending Class 6A State Champions (2-1), a team that has only lost three games in the past four seasons.

Senior quarterback Caden Pennington was held to a season low 45 passing yards after averaging over 180 in the first two games. He made up for it on the ground, however, running up a career-high of 95 yards with his second career touchdown. Joel Mackey contributed 82 yards and a score on the ground, while Trey Wilkerson had fifty.

The Bulldogs scored on the first offensive play of the game with senior quarterback Peyton Holt running it fourteen yards after Max Vickery recovered a fumbled kickoff return.

Greenwood’s special teams continued to shine with Luke Leonard returning a punt for a 57 yard touchdown after the Sandites were held to a quick three-and-out. Less than three minutes into the game and they led 14-0 with two extra points from kicker Grant Ennis.

The Sandite offense managed a slow and steady eleven-play sixty-yard march to the Bulldog redzone. After taking a six yard sack, Pennington tried to make up for it with a double-reverse endzone pass that was dropped by the receiver. A false start and two pass breakups later and the Bulldogs got the ball back for a score.

Greenwood catapulted 67 yards in three plays, highlighted by a 54-yard keeper. Marc Jones took a handoff from two yards out and Ennis made it 21-0. They scored again on the opening play of the second quarter with an eighteen yard pass from Holt to Leonard.

Holt found Treyton Dawson from 31 yards out and Dawson broke two tackles for the 35-0 lead. Sand Springs marched 65 yards in thirteen plays, including a fourth down conversion, but turned the ball over with an incomplete pass at the Greenwood fifteen.

The Bulldogs scored on the opening possession of the second half when Holt made the most of a broken play and ran it in from ten. With a 42-0 lead, the Dogs finally sent in the second string.

The Sandites scored on an eighty-yard drive with a twenty-yard run from Mackey. Jaden Weiser’s kick missed, but the Sandites had averted the shutout.

Second-string quarterback Jace Presley led the Bulldogs in a 66-yard scoring march capped by an eighteen yard Aydin Chatfield touchdown run and Jackson Stewart kicked the extra point shortly before the end of the third quarter.

Sand Springs struck again to start the fourth quarter off. They traveled seventy yards in twelve plays before Pennington scrambled in from ten yards out after the pass play fell apart. This time Weiser’s PAT rang true for the final point of the game.

Timothy Earnhardt took over at quarterback and brought his team to the Sandites’ six before taking a knee to end the game.

Sand Springs will travel to Shawnee (0-3) next Friday at 7:00 p.m. to kick off district action.

GHS 49 CPHS 13
1Q: GHS 21-0
2Q: GHS 14-0
3Q: GHS 14-6
4Q: CPHS 7-0
First Downs: CPHS 16, GHS 15.
Fumbles/Lost: CPHS 1/1.
Penalties: CPHS 5-45, GHS 5-70.
C/A/Y/I: GHS 23-27-244-0, CPHS 12-21,45-0.
Rushes-Yards: CPHS 40-234, GHS 16-60.
Plays-Offense: GHS 43-304, CPHS 61-279.

(Sand Springs only)
Passing: Pennington 12-21-45-0.
Receiving: Snodgrass 3-19, Hawkins 4-16, Roberts 1-8, Foster 1-5, Mackey 1-0, Wilkerson 1-(-3).
Rushing: Pennington 15-95, Mackey 13-82, Wilkerson 11-50, Jones 2-6.
Kick-Avg: Weiser 3-26.
Punt-Avg: Smith 3-34.
PAT: Weiser 1/2.
Kick Return: Snodgrass 2-21.

CPHS Softball: Luttrell hits home run in 5-2 loss to Broken Arrow

The Sand Springs and Broken Arrow high school softball teams came into Tuesday evening’s matchup with undefeated district records, and the battle lived up to the hype. The Tigers came from behind for a 5-2 seventh-inning victory, scoring five runs on three errors.

Cowley County Community College-committed senior Elizabeth Luttrell hit her second home run of the season and eighth of her career in the bottom of the fifth inning. Jacie Taber reached on an error in the sixth and scored on a single from Aliyah Taff for the 2-0 Sandite lead.

The seventh inning spelled disaster for the Sandites, who gave up three straight singles to load the bases. Three errors and five runs later and Raegan Edwards grounded into a 4-6-3 double play to bring the Sandites in to bat.

The Sandites picked up a pair of walks, but the Tigers had a double-play of their own in store to bring the game to a close.

Madelyn Blair (7-1, 26-6) pitched the first four innings, throwing four hits and one walk. Taff (4-3, 4-5) got the loss with four hits, three strikeouts, and no walks in three innings.

Sand Springs Softball (16-5, 6-1) will return to action Tuesday with a district home game against Stillwater (14-5, 4-2) at 5:00 p.m. They will get a rematch with Broken Arrow (25-3, 6-0) Thursday at 6:30 p.m.

BAHS 5 CPHS 2

Hits: BAHS 8, CPHS 6.
Errors: BAHS 1, CPHS 3.
Walks: BAHS 1, CPHS 5.
Strikeouts: BAHS 3, CPHS 3.

OSSAA District 6A-4 Standings
6-0 Broken Arrow (37 points)
6-1 Sand Springs (57)
4-2 Stillwater (36)
3-5 Ponca City (-33)
2-7 Sapulpa (-53)
0-6 Putnam City North (-44)