CPHS Volleyball: Sandites remain undefeated at home, beat Booker T. Washington 3-1

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The Class 6A No. 12 ranked Charles Page High School varsity volleyball team (13-8, 4-2) won its tenth home game of the season Tuesday evening against No. 17 Booker T. Washington (8-12, 1-5) to remain undefeated in the Ed Dubie Field House. Sand Springs won 3-1 in a Frontier Valley Conference match-up with sets of 25-23, 22-25, 27-25, and 25-14.

It looked like Sand Springs would run away with the first set on two different occasions, but both times the Hornets came buzzing back. Cloe Campfield and Jacelyn Smith scored kills and Campfield added an ace for a 4-1 lead that the visitors quickly negated. Then Campfield and Vanessa Wyrick scored kills in a five-point run and Wyrick combined on a block with McKenzie Harris to make it 12-7 before the Hornets rattles off five of their own to tie it again. The set tied ten times and the Hornets led by as much as 15-13, but their last advantage came at 18-17. Sand Springs held their visitors at bay in a close exchange for a 25-23 win, capped by Madison Burris’s first kill of the night. 

Game two was total Hornet domination right out of the gate, but ended in a valiant comeback attempt. Wyrick and Raylynn Mong combined on a block to start the set, then Wyrick and Campfield blocked to tie it at 3-3, but things quickly unraveled from there. Tia Gripado served three aces in a five-point run before Burris broke it up with a kill, then Ruby Vance added two more aces. Emma Pappas aced for a 16-7 lead, Burris recorded another kill, then Leia Turner and Senna Stephens hit kills for a ten-point lead. 

A Gripado kill made it 22-12 for the visitors, and most teams would have given up by that point. But Sand Springs won ten of the next thirteen rallies and only lost 25-22. Burris scored two kills, Mong scored one, and Campfield aced before Makenzie Johns killed to make it 24-17. The home team went on a five-point run from there with kills from Wyrick and Devree Youngblood and an ace from Madison Blaylock before Gripado secured the victory. 

Set three started the way of the second, with the visitors storming out to a 12-3 advantage with aces from Vance, Gripado, and Bridget Johnson. The Sandites had to play from the hole till Burris tied it at 18-18 after a 10-2 run by the home team. Burris gave her team their first lead at 20-19 with an ace, Taryn McIntosh put the visitors back up 23-21, then the two teams exchanged errors till a Campfield kill and a Hornet error ended the 27-25 Sandite victory.

Set four was a breeze for the Sandites, who jumped out to a 4-0 lead with kills from Wyrick and Youngblood and an ace from Mong. They went on a seven-point run for a 20-9 lead and led by as much as 23-10 before the Hornets won four of the final six against the Sandite second string.

Burris recorded her fourth double-double of the season with 11 kills and 13 assists, both team-highs. Youngblood and Campfield led the Sandites in digs with 21 apiece. Gripado was the top-scorer for the Hornets with 13 kills and four aces, while Vance had a match-high six aces.

Sand Springs will return to action Saturday at the Mustang Tournament against No. 6 Mustang (16-3), No. 16 Choctaw (8-5), and No. 20 Enid (7-9). The Hornets will host 5A No. 8 Bishop Kelley (10-7) Thursday at 7:00 p.m.

CPHS 3 BTW 1 (25-23, 22-25, 27-25, 25-14)
Kills: CPHS 39, BTW 31.
Blocks: CPHS 8, BTW 4.
Aces: CPHS 9, BTW 13.
Service Errors: CPHS 6, BTW 11.
Total Errors: CPHS 39, BTW 43.
(Sand Springs stats)
Kills: Burris 11, Wyrick 8, Youngblood 8, Campfield 6, Harris 2, Smith 2, Singleton 1, Mong 1.
Assists: Mong 17, Burris 13, Youngblood 3, Blaylock 3.
Solo Blocks: Burris 1.
Assisted Blocks: Wyrick 7, Harris 3, Youngblood 2, Mong 1, Campfield 1.
Digs: Campfield 21, Youngblood 21, Blaylock 15, Mong 9, Burris 8, Wyrick 5, Harris 2, Wicker 2, Smith 1.
Aces: Burris 2, Campfield 2, Mong 2, Blaylock 2, Youngblood 1.
(Booker T. Washington partial stats)
Kills: Gripado 13, Thompson 6, Johns 5, McIntosh 3, Turner 2, Stephens 1, Johnson 1.
Aces: Vance 6, Gripado 4, Turner 1, Pappas 1, Johnson 1.
Solo Blocks: Turner 1.
Assisted Blocks: Thompson 2, Hernandez 2, Turner 1, McIntosh 1.

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

Upcoming FVC Matches
9.24 Jenks @ Booker T. Washington.
9.24 Sand Springs @ Union.
9.24 Bixby @ Bartlesville.
9.24 Sapulpa @ Broken Arrow.
9.26 Broken Arrow @ Owasso.
10/1 Muskogee @ Bixby.
10/1 Bartlesville @ Broken Arrow.
10/1 Jenks @ Sapulpa.
10/1 Owasso @ Sand Springs.

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

CPHS Football: Sandites shutout Putnam City 35-0, Pennington scores 4 touchdowns

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Sophomore quarterback Ty Pennington hasn’t been named QB1 for the season yet, but he got his first varsity start Friday night against Class 6A-II No. 16 ranked Putnam City (0-2) and made a statement with a 13-21-184-0 passing performance for four touchdowns.

The Charles Page High School football team (1-1) notched its first shutout in four years, 35-0, holding the Pirates to only 80 offensive yards in their home debut at Veterans Memorial Stadium.

Pennington threw touchdown passes of 17 and 25 yards to Jacob Snodgrass, 15 yards to Trey Wilkerson, and 22 yards to Jamond Cisce. Senior quarterback Braden Foster took over midway through the third period and finished 6-8-75-0 with a 41 yard score to Snodgrass. Snodgrass was the leading receiver four catches for 93 yards.

Neither team scored on their opening drives. Sand Springs marched to the Putnam 42 before Dakari Mason and James Edward combined on a sack for a turnover on downs. The Pirates then marched 37 yards for their only redzone penetration of the night before fumbling the ball away. Sand Springs drove 92 yards in 8 plays on their next drive, capped by Pennington’s 17-yard pass to Snodgrass.

Lane Webster forced a turnover on downs with a second quarter sack, setting up a 7-play 58-yard drive and 25-yard one-handed reception by Snodgrass for the 14-0 lead. The teams traded punts from there, then Brooks Dudley recovered a fumble to set up another scoring drive. This time Sand Springs needed 10 plays to march 55 yards, scoring on a 15-yard screen pass to Wilkerson. Zach Heinen’s kick made it 21-0 at the half.

Both teams turned the ball over to start the second half. Jerret Haley picked off a pass from Tyrece Romesberg and returned it 21 yards. A Wilkerson run and unsportsmanlike penalty on the Pirates queued up a 22-yard touchdown pass to Jamond Cisco with 4:07 left in the third.

Foster took over at quarterback with 3:17 left and guided the Sandites 56 yards in 7 plays, hitting Snodgrass for a 41-yard score and the final points of the game.

Both teams will have a far tougher opponent next week. Sand Springs will host Greenwood (2-0), the back-to-back defending Arkansas 6A State Champions. They are currently riding a fourteen-game win streak and have only lost three games in five seasons.

Putnam City will host Bixby (2-0), the defending 6A-II State Champions. Bixby is riding a fourteen-game win streak while the Pirates have lost their past thirteen games.

CPHS 35 PCHS 0
1Q:
CPHS 7-0.
2Q: CPHS 14-0.
3Q: CPHS 14-0.
4Q: 0-0.
First Downs: CPHS 15, PCHS 10.
Fumbles/Lost: CPHS 0/0, PCHS 4/2.
Penalties: CPHS 9-91, PCHS 11-81.
C-A-Y-I: CPHS 19-29-259-0, PCHS 3-10-30-1.
Rushes-Yards: CPHS 31-75, CPHS 39-50.
Plays-Offense: CPHS 60-334, CPHS 49-80.

CPHS Football Preview: Sandites host Putnam City Friday

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The Class 6A No. 12 ranked Charles Page High School varsity football team (0-1) will play its first home game of the season Friday, September 13, at 7:00 p.m. against No. 16 Putnam City (0-1). Tickets are $5.00 for students and senior citizens, and $7.00 for adults.

Prior to the game, the Church That Matters Tailgate Crew will be serving up hot dogs, burgers, and chicken sandwiches with chips and a drink for only $6.00. The event will benefit the Sandite Quarterback Club this week to help cover team meals, transportation, and other football expenses throughout the season.

Last Season

The Sandites are coming off a 3-7 season that snapped a program-best six-year streak of playoff appearances. Putnam City went 0-10 last year with the worst offense and worst defense in the division.

The two teams have met only once, last season, when Sand Springs prevailed 45-24. Caden Pennington was 9-15-169-0 passing with three touchdowns. Daren Hawkins was 3-43 receiving with two touchdowns. Joel Mackey was 13-150 rushing for one touchdown and Trey Wilkerson was 12-109 for two touchdowns. Pennington and Mackey are gone now, but Hawkins and Wilkerson will help lead the new offense.

This Year

Sand Springs currently has dueling quarterbacks in senior Braden Foster and sophomore Ty Pennington. Foster got the start against Mansfield Summit (2-0) and was 7-15-46-2 in the first half. Pennington started the second half and was 6-14-45-0 with the team’s lone touchdown. Pennington will get the start against Putnam City, but quarterback competition will continue till districts begin.

Sand Springs also has a new kicker in junior Zach Heinen. Heinen connected on his only PAT attempt against Mansfield and averaged 33 yards per punt and 45 yards per kick.

Keaton Campbell was the leading receiver with 6 catches for 38 yards and a score. Tyree Atkinson led the ground game with 10 carries for 63 yards, including a 50-yard run to set up Pennington’s TD pass. Jacob Snodgrass had a 17-yard kick return, Bryson Chase made an interception, and Jerret Haley led in tackles (10) and pass breakups (2).

Sand Springs fell 41-7 to Mansfield in Week Zero and took a bye last week, while Putnam is fresh off their 50-0 loss to Putnam City North (1-0). Putnam was shutout five times last year and averaged only 5.2 points per game last year, with their best offensive performance coming against the Sandites.

The Sandites are rebuilding on defense, but have a fiercely energetic captain in Jerret Haley. Sophomore Brooks Dudley and freshman Drake Fain also made a big impact in the season opener with six tackles apiece.

Nicolas Hancock, Ryan Johnson, Josh Fincannon anchor a talented offensive line coached by Mike Edwards and Superbowl Champion Michael Bowie.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Sand Springs Youth Cross Country teams excel, high school to host home meet Saturday

9.7.2019 Broken Arrow Tigers Meet

The Charles Page High School Cross Country teams competed at the Broken Arrow Tigers Meet Saturday morning at Oneta Ridge Middle School.

The Varsity Boys placed ninth out of twelve teams, led by Alejandro Lopez in 20:08.94 for 46th Place.

The Varsity Girls placed tenth out of ten teams, led by Jazmin Lopez in 24:54.45 for 34th Place. Jade Crawford, who lives in Sand Springs, was fifth on the Lincoln Christian roster with a time of 26:58.60 for 57th Place.

Jenks won the Varsity Girls and Junior Varsity Girls races. Lincoln Christian won the Varsity Boys, Bishop Kelley won the Junior Varsity Boys. Bartlesville won Middle School Girls and Middle School Boys.

The Charles Page teams will return to action Saturday, September 14th, at their home meet in the 2nd Annual Case Cross Country Invitational.

9.7.2019 7th Annual Kiefer Trojans Meet

The Sand Springs Elementary Cross Country teams competed at the 7th Annual Kiefer Trojans Cross Country Meet Saturday.

The Elementary Girls placed third of ten teams with two top-five scorers. Brynlee Durburrow won the one-mile race in 6:16.47 as a non-scoring runner. She is from Sand Springs, but was competing with the Personal Best Athletics private team. Chloe Grona was the leading scorer and runner-up in 6:25.80, with Josie Grona coming in eighth in 7:03.84.

The Elementary Boys placed fourth of eleven teams, led by Griffin Sensintaffar with a 6:10.02 mile for third place.

Regent Prep won the Elementary Girls, Small School Junior High Girls, and Small School Junior High Boys races. Kiefer won the Elementary Boys, Small School Varsity Boys, and Small School Varsity Girls. Sapulpa won the Large School Varsity Girls and Large School Junior High Girls. Metro Christian won the Large School Varsity Boys. Glenpool won the Large School Junior High Boys.

8.31.2019 Sapulpa Chieftain Meet

The Sand Springs Varsity Girls placed sixth of seven teams in the two-mile run, led by Jazmin Lopez in 24th place with a time of 14:55. Jade Crawford placed 36th in 15:30.

Sand Springs placed fourth of eight teams in the Elementary one-mile run. Chloe Grona was the first-place scorer in 6:22, but Brynlee Durburrow took first place overall in 6:15.

The Sandite Varsity Boys placed ninth of fourteen teams, led by Alejandro Lopez in 12:09 for 38th place. The Junior Varsity Boys placed sixth of seven teams, led by Alex Newport in 13:10 for 17th place. They placed second of eleven schools in the Elementary Boys 1-Mile, led by Griffin Sensintaffar in 6:20 for third.

Sapulpa won the Girls Varsity 2-Mile and Junior High Girls 1-Mile. Kiefer won the Girls Varsity 1-Mile and the Boys Elementary 1-Mile. Lincoln Christian won both the Boys Varsity and Junior Varsity 2-Mile runs. Glenpool won the Junior High Boys 1-Mile and Lone Star won the Elementary Girls 1-Mile.

Sand Springs Results

9/7/19 Broken Arrow Tigers Meet
Varsity Girls - 5K
24:54.45 Jazmin Lopez (35th)
25:39.19 Victoria Baker (46th)
27:04.29 Chezney Kelley (58th)
29:20.34 Ty Davis (65th)
29:41.91 Wanageeska Williams (66th)
33:22.17 Madison Chambers (71st)
Junior Varsity Girls - 5K
25:28.56 Erika Baker (16th)
35:12.58 Sarah Rigsby (57th)

9/7/19 Kiefer Trojans Meet
Elementary Girls - 1 Mile
6:25.80 Chloe Grona (2nd)
7:03.84 Josie Grona (8th)
8:22.94 Blakelee Meeker (45th)
8:37.70 Sophie Grona (51st)
9:11.14 Alliyah Watts (64th)
9:19.69 Kinley Snow (74th)
10:27.12 Starr Corbin (101st)
11:04.21 Emma Nolen (114th)
11:24.72 Nola Chambers (117th)
11:27.82 Brie Blair (118th)
12:02.24 Brielle Meeker (124th)
12:09.60 Tatum Chambers (126th)
12:11.83 Avery Nolen (127th)

8/31/19 Sapulpa Chieftain Meet
Varsity Girls - 2 Mile
14:55 Jazmin Lopez (24th)
15:35 Victoria Baker (38th)
15:43 Teagan Smith (39th)
16:15 Wanageeska Williams (43rd)
16:32 Chezney Kelley (45th)
16:36 Erika Baker (48th)
16:52 Ty Davis (51st)
17:22 Madison Chambers (54th)
18:02 Sarah Rigsby (60th)
Elementary Girls - 1 Mile
6:22 Chloe Grona (2nd)
7:00 Josie Grona (7th)
7:55 Katie Gillespie (26th)
8:50 Sophie Grona (48th)
9:00 Alliyah Watts (56th)
9:18 Julia Myers (64th)
9:27 Starr Corbin (67th)
10:23 Natalee Sorenson (93rd)
11:05 Brie Blair (97th)
11:07 Avery Nolen (98th)
11:27 Emma Nolen (100th)

9/7/19 Broken Arrow Tigers Meet
Varsity Boys - 5K
20:08.94 Alejandro Lopez (47th)
20:37.80 Sam English (53rd)
20:37.90 Noah Hanlon (54th)
20:58.03 Dalton Wilcox (55th)
21:00.50 Caleb James (56th)
21:42.60 Kaegan Murray (61st)
23:05.12 Alex Newport (71st)
Junior Varsity Boys - 5K
24:27.95 David Rigsby (89th)

9/7/19 Kiefer Trojans Meet
Elementary Boys - 1 Mile
6:10.02 Griffin Sensintaffar (3rd)
7:12.49 Conner Williamson (31st)
7:13.36 Rafi Huff (32nd)
7:21.92 Gavin Corbin (37th)
7:39.15 Landon Durburrow (47th)
7:57.98 Kellen Adkins (58th)
8:02.45 Presley Quinnelly (62nd)
8:08.60 Colton Chambers (66th)
8:24.84 Liam Noah (76th)
8:53.95 Caden Ketcher (102nd)
8:54.61 Kade Sargent (104th)
9:29.67 Callan Hayduk (122nd)
10:01.34 Kaizen Freese (135th)
10:18.04 Sutton Corbin (137th)
10:32.32 Alex Williams (138th)
10:39.64 Dean Earnest (139th)
11:12.35 Memo Borunda (142nd)
12:18.52 Jay Acuna (146th)
12:27.03 Baker Lee (147th)
13:13.99 Aiden Westin (148th)
13:46.30 Jessen Cox (152nd)
13:48.85 Nash Huff (153rd)

8/31/19 Sapulpa Chieftain Meet
Varsity Boys - 2 Mile
12:09 Alejandro Lopez (38th)
12:17 Caleb James (42nd)
12:19 Noah Hanlon (46th)
12:30 Sam English (51st)
12:33 Dalton Wilcox (54th)
14:01 Titus Wright (80th)
Junior Varsity Boys - 2 Mile
13:10 Alex Newport (17th)
13:13 Kaegan Murray (19th)
13:36 Noah James (28th)
17:21 Caleb Garzone (62nd)
19:16 Michael Lopez (69th)
Elementary Boys - 1 Mile
6:20 Griffin Sensintaffar (3rd)
6:32 Jakob Skipper (7th)
7:31 Gavin Corbin (28th)
7:37 Rafi Huffer (32nd)
7:41 Landon Durburrow (34th)
8:15 Dax Wilcox (55th)
8:25 Jessen Cox (60th)
8:39 Connor Beals (68th)
8:39 Kade Sargent (70th)
8:47 Hunter Fields (89th)
9:47 Dean Earnest (109th)
10:01 Conner Williamson (113th)
10:37 Grady Harris (115th)
11:19 Alex Martin (121st)
11:36 Nash Huff (124th)
11:39 Dallas Duffy (125th)
12:10 Aiden Westin (126th)
12:11 Sutton Corbin (127th)

CPHS Softball: Taff pitches no-hitter, Usher hits walkoff homer in 10-0 shutout of Ponca City

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Charles Page High School junior Aliyah Taff (7-4, 11-10) pitched a no-hitter Tuesday afternoon against Ponca City (6-16, 1-8), helping her team to a 10-0 district victory. Taff was only one walk away from a perfect game, and struck out five batters in the Sandites’ first no-hitter since 2016.

Sand Springs (14-7, 6-1) picked up their eighth-straight win and fifth shutout of the season with seven hits, four walks, no errors, and five stolen bases. Of the team’s seven hits, five were for extra bases, including three doubles, a triple from Felicity Horn, and Sabrina Usher’s tenth home run of the season.

Taff and Makenna Skaggs both walked and scored on an error in the bottom of the second, then Taff hit a double in the third to bring in Usher.

Things really fell apart for the Wildcats in the fifth inning. Madison Lee reached third on an error and stole home to score. Jolee McNally walked, stole second, and scored on a double from Usher, then Usher stole home. Horn doubled in Skaggs and scored on an error for the 8-0 lead.

Finally, in the bottom of the sixth, Lee hit a single and came in on Usher’s walkoff home run for the run-rule win.

Sand Springs softball will return to action with a crucial district road game Thursday evening at 7:00 p.m. when they take on Owasso (11-5, 5-0), the defending District and Regional Champions. Ponca will host Stillwater (7-10) in a non-district meeting Thursday at 5:00 p.m.

District 6A-3 Standings
5-0 Owasso (11-5)
7-1 Jenks (12-4)
6-1 Sand Springs (14-7)
4-6 Muskogee (4-8)
2-3 Shawnee (7-15)
1-8 Ponca City (6-16)
1-8 Sapulpa (4-13)

District 6A-3 Schedule
9.12 Sand Springs @ Owasso.
9.12 Muskogee @ Shawnee.
9.12 Sapulpa @ Bixby.
9.14 Owasso @ Shawnee (Double Header).
9.17 Sand Springs @ Muskogee.
9.17 Sapulpa @ Jenks.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

CPHS Softball: Mid-season statistics

The Charles Page High School fast pitch softball team is 13-7 overall and 5-1 in district action four weeks into the season.

The team holds a .363 batting average, .534 slugging average, .419 on-base percentage, 2.14 earned run average, and 1.25 WHIP. They average 7 runs, 9 hits, 3 walks, 3 strikeouts, 1 sacrifice, 1 steal, 1 error, and 1 double play per game. The pitching crew averages 5 hits, 3 strikeouts, and 1 walk per game.

The Lady Sandites will play Ponca City (6-14, 1-6) in district action Tuesday at 5:00 p.m. at home.

Batting Average
.611 Usher
.500 Lee
.414 Taff
.375 Horn
.349 McNally
.315 Skaggs
.281 Jones
.269 Bechtold
.256 Hawkins
.240 Tanner
.227 Jordan

Slugging Average
1.35 Usher
.643 Lee
.571 Horn
.552 Taff
.481 Skaggs
.423 Bechtold
.372 McNally
.313 Jones
.282 Hawkins
.260 Tanner
.227 Jordan

On-Base Percentage
.691 Usher
.549 Lee
.470 Horn
.406 Skaggs
.382 Taff
.358 McNally
.333 Hawkins
.320 Jordan
.293 Jones
.288 Tanner
.269 Bechtold

Runs
27 Lee
24 Usher
17 Horn
11 McNally
10 Skaggs
10 Tanner
9 Hawkins
9 Jones
8 Taff
4 Jordan
4 Bechtold
2 Crawford
2 Hammock
2 Burks
1 Pearson

Runs Batted In
35 Usher
13 Horn
13 Lee
12 McNally
10 Skaggs
7 Taff
7 Bechtold
6 Tanner
5 Hawkins
5 Jones
3 Crawford
2 Pearson
1 Hammock

Hits
33 Usher
28 Lee
21 Horn
17 Skaggs
15 McNally
12 Taff
12 Tanner
10 Hawkins
9 Jones
7 Bechtold
5 Jordan
3 Crawford
1 Pearson

Singles
24 Lee
15 Usher
14 Horn
14 McNally
12 Skaggs
11 Tanner
9 Hawkins
8 Taff
8 Jones
5 Bechtold
5 Jordan
1 Crawford
1 Pearson

Doubles
5 Usher
4 Taff
4 Horn
3 Skaggs
2 Crawford
1 Lee
1 McNally
1 Tanner
1 Hawkins
1 Bechtold
1 Jones

Triples
4 Usher
2 Horn
2 Lee

Home Runs
9 Usher
2 Skaggs
1 Horn
1 Lee
1 Bechtold

Grand Slams
1 Bechtold

Sacrifices
6 Jones
6 McNally
5 Hawkins
4 Taff
4 Lee
4 Tanner
1 Crawford
1 Skaggs

Stolen Bases
7 Lee
5 Horn
4 Usher
3 McNally
2 Skaggs
2 Hawkins
2 Jordan
1 Jones
1 Tanner

Doubles Plays
5 Tanner
4 Lee
3 Jordan
2 Usher
1 Bechtold
1 Horn
1 Skaggs
1 Jones

Win-Loss Record
6-4 Taff
4-1 Bechtold
3-2 Crawford

Earned Run Average
0.67 Taff
2.16 Bechtold
6.06 Crawford

Walks+Hits/Innings Pitched
1.07 Bechtold
1.08 Taff
1.99 Crawford

Strikeouts
27 Taff
18 Crawford
17 Bechtold
1 Rector

CPHS Softball: Sandites win Choctaw Tournament, beat State Champs 5-1

Photo courtesy Of Becky Tanner.

The Charles Page High School fast pitch softball team (13-7) went undefeated at the Choctaw/Carl Albert tournament this weekend, beating four quality teams to win the tournament title. The Sandites topped Tuttle 5-1, Stillwater 12-2, Choctaw 6-5, and Chickasha 7-3.

The pool play style tournament featured twelve teams playing four or five games apiece with no bracket. In the event of two undefeated teams, the Champion would be decided by run differential, but that tie-breaker wasn’t needed as Sand Springs was the only squad with a perfect weekend.

In the first game of the tournament Sand Springs defeated the defending 4A State Champions from Tuttle (18-2), snapping a sixteen-game win streak by the Tigers. Mackenzie Bechtold (3-1, 7-1) got the win in the circle with two strikeouts, five hits, and no walks. Madi Hicks took the loss with nine hits, two walks, and two strikeouts.

Tuttle was first on the board after Madi Surber hit a single, took third on an error, and came home on a sacrifice fly. That would be their only run of the game, however. The Sandites took the lead in the bottom of the third with two walks and three hits. Aliyah Taff batted in Madison Lee with a single and Jolee McNally scored on an error. McNally brought in Rachel Jones on a sacrifice fly in the fourth and on a single in the sixth, and Jones singled in Avery Tanner.

The Sandites’ next game only lasted four innings as they run-ruled Stillwater (5-10) with eleven hits and seven Pioneer errors. Aliyah Taff (5-4, 9-10) only gave up two hits and one walk with four strikeouts.

Lee, Sabrina Usher, Taff, Horn, and Jones had two runs apiece, and Bechtold and Tanner scored one each. Lee led the offense with three hits and two RBI. Sand Springs took a 7-0 lead in the first inning, added a run in both the second and third, then drove in three more in the fourth for the 12-0 lead before letting the Pioneers on the board.

On Saturday the girls edged out Choctaw (10-6) in a game that saw almost identical performances from the two teams. Both had three errors and two walks, but Choctaw actually outhit the Sandites 7 to 5. The two teams have had a heated rivalry in recent years since the Yellowjackets beat the Sandites 4-3 in the 2015 State Championship game.

Both teams put up three runs apiece in the second inning. Horn and Jones scored on RBI singles from Hawkins and Tanner, and Hawkins scored on an error. The Yellowjackets tied it immediately with three hits, a walk, and an error.

Bechtold got the start at pitcher and threw through the tie before being relieved by Taff in the third inning. Choctaw took the lead on an error but Usher secured the victory with a three-run homer in the fourth.

Taff got the win with two hits and one walk in three innings. Bechtold tossed five hits, one walk, and one strikeout in two innings. Emma Jackson took the loss with five hits, three walks, and three strikeouts.

In the final game of the tournament the Sandites took an early lead and never trailed against Chickasha (13-5) despite committing two errors and giving up five walks.

Usher batted in McNally in the first inning, Lee brought in Tanner in the second, then Usher hit a three-run homer to score Lee and Jaden Jordan. Lee batted in Tanner again in the fourth, then stole home for the final Sandite run.

The Fighting Chicks got on the board in the top of the fifth after a wild pitch sailed into the dugout, giving Analise Eaton time to steal three bases and score. Allyson Arthur scored on a catcher’s error and Alli Bordwine came in on a single from Valerie Ingraham for the final run of the game.

Freshman Nataley Crawford (3-2) got the win with two hits and four walks in four innings. Raegan Rector (0-0, 0-1) made her season debut midway through the fifth with one hit, one walk, and one strikeout.

Sand Springs softball will return to action Tuesday at 5:00 p.m. with a district home game against Ponca City (6-14, 1-6). The Sandites are 5-1 in district action, tied for second place.

Game Results
Sand Springs 12-2 Stillwater
Sand Springs 6-5 Choctaw
Sand Springs 5-1 Tuttle
Sand Springs 7-3 Chickasha
Mustang 3-1 Washington
Mustang 3-1 Carl Albert
Mustang 8-0 Norman
Newcastle 9-1 Mustang
Newcastle 4-3 Carl Albert
Newcastle 12-3 Cache
Washington 3-2 Newcastle
Washington 10-3 Shawnee
Washington 3-1 Cache
Tuttle 4-3 Choctaw
Tuttle 7-4 Shawnee
Tuttle 3-2 Stillwater
Carl Albert 11-6 Norman
Carl Albert 15-0 Cache
Chickasha 5-4 Shawnee
Chickasha 5-3 Stillwater
Choctaw 5-4 Chickasha
Choctaw 8-6 Norman
Cache 4-1 Norman
Shawnee 5-3 Stillwater
Stillwater 5-4 Washington

Tournament Record (Run Differential, Runs Allowed)
4-0 Sand Springs (19, 11)
3-1 Newcastle (17, 10)
3-1 Mustang (4, 11)
3-1 Tuttle (1, 14)
3-2 Washington (7, 14)
2-2 Carl Albert (17, 13)
2-2 Choctaw (1, 20)
2-2 Chickasha (-2, 19)
1-3 Shawnee (-9, 25
1-3 Cache (-24, 31)
1-4 Stillwater (-14, 29)
0-4 Norman (-18, 31)

CPHS Softball: Mackenzie Bechtold shuts out Sapulpa 10-0, strikes out seven

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Charles Page High School senior Mackenzie Bechtold (3-1, 7-1) pitched her second shutout of the season Thursday afternoon at the Sandite Softball Complex, helping her team to a 10-0 district win over their Highway 97 rivals from Sapulpa (4-12, 1-7). She threw seven strikeouts, no walks, and four hits in the five-inning run-rule win.

Rogers State University-commit Sabrina Usher led the team offensively with a triple and a home run for three runs and five RBI.

The Chieftains got off to a rough start right out of the gate, giving up three walks and two errors in the top of the first for a 3-0 deficit. Madison Lee, Jolee McNally, and Usher all scored. Usher batted in Bechtold and Lee with her second-inning triple, then came in on an error to make it 6-0.

Makenna Skaggs hit an RBI single in the fourth to score McNally, then Usher scored the final three runs with a homer over the center field fence.

Sand Springs (9-7, 5-1) is currently third in district standings. They will compete this weekend at a tough Choctaw Tournament. Sapulpa will host Jenks Tuesday at 5:00 p.m.

District 6A-3 Standings
4-0 Owasso (10-5)
5-1 Jenks (10-4)
5-1 Sand Springs (9-7)
4-5 Muskogee (4-7)
2-3 Shawnee (6-11)
1-5 Ponca City (6-11)
1-7 Sapulpa (4-12)

Upcoming 6A-3 Games
9.9 Ponca City @ Jenks.
9.10 Jenks @ Sapulpa.
9.10 Ponca City @ Sand Springs.
9.10 Owasso @ Muskogee.
9.12 Sand Springs @ Owasso.
9.12 Muskogee @ Shawnee.

Choctaw Tournament Schedule
Friday 3:00 p.m. CPHS vs. Tuttle (15-1)
Friday 6:20 p.m. CPHS vs. Stillwater (4-6)
Saturday 10:00 a.m. CPHS vs. Choctaw (7-4)
Saturday 11:40 a.m. CPHS vs. Chickasha (11-3)

Choctaw High School
14300 Northeast 10th Street
Choctaw, OK 73020

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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 Football: Pennington scores lone touchdown in 41-7 rout at Mansfield

The Charles Page High School varsity football team (0-1) took a solid thumping Saturday night in Mansfield, Texas, falling 41-7 to Summit High School in the second annual Border Brawl interstate showcase.

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Five members of the Frontier Valley Conference spent their opening weekend in Texas, taking on the five high schools of the Mansfield School District. Jenks, Broken Arrow and Bixby came away with wins, while Sand Springs and Union took losses, marking the second year with another Oklahoma victory.

The Sandites haven’t won an opening weekend game since 2015 after beginning a recent tradition of battling out-of-state powerhouses to start the season. Last year they hosted Mansfield Summit and fell 41-28.

The Jaguars pummeled their visitors in the first half, jumping out to a 27-0 lead with 327 yard of total offense, while holding the Sandites to only 86. Sand Springs scored its lone touchdown in the third quarter, and the Jags scored fourteen points before a scoreless fourth stanza.

The game pitted three first-year quarterbacks, each trying to fill the shoes of college-bound stars. Junior Jaguar Kainen McKinney went 14-18-219-1 with two touchdowns, while Sand Springs split time between two players.

Senior Braden Foster was given the start for Sand Springs, but wasn’t named the starter for the season. He went 7-15-46-2 and was replaced at halftime by sophomore Ty Pennington, who went 6-14-45-0 for the only Sandite touchdown.

Mansfield forced a turnover on downs on the Sandites’ first possession, and McKinney threw a 28-yard pass to Jaelon Travis to cap an eight-play 48 yard drive. Sand Springs responded by marching all the way to the Jaguar four-yard line before turning the ball over once again.

Travis had another successful drive with a 6-yard scoring pass to Hal Presley, then the Jaguars got fancy with an onside kick and a trick play for yet another score. McKinney tossed a lateral to Presley who hoofed it downfield to Travis for the 21-0 lead.

David Cottrell picked off Foster two plays later, setting up a nine-play 49-yard drive and a 2-yard keeper. This time Koby Russel missed the PAT, but he was 6-of-7 for the night.

Sand Springs found the red zone once again, but Foster was picked off by Xavier Toliver. Bryson Chase snagged the first Sandite interception of the season shortly before halftime.

The home team kicked off the second half with a 6-yard touchdown run from McKinney. The teams traded punts till Mansfield got the ball back for an 8-yard scoring run by Calvion Porter. Russel’s kick gave the Jaguars their final point of the night and a 41-0 lead.

The Sandites averted the shutout on their final possession of the third quarter, marching 70 yards in six plays, thanks to a 50-yard run from Tyree Atkinson. Pennington connected with Keaton Campbell from five yards out with seven seconds left in the quarter.

Presley ended with 120 yards on six receptions for Mansfield, and Jaydon Lott was the leading rusher with nine carries for 96 yards. Zach Heinen handled kicking and punting duties for the Sandites and made his first varsity PAT with ease. Senior captain Jerret Haley led the Sandite defense with ten tackles and two pass breakups.

Sand Springs will take a bye week before hosting Putnam City Friday the 13th at 7:00 p.m. Summit will travel to Seguin High School (0-1) Thursday in Arlington.

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Jenks 38-0 Mansfield Legacy
Broken Arrow 42-13 Mansfield High
Mansfield Lake Ridge 47-44 Union
Bixby 77-44 Mansfield Timberview
Mansfield Summit 41-7 Sand Springs

MSHS 41 CPHS 7
First Downs: MHS 22, CPHS 13.
Fumbles/Lost: MHS 3/0, CPHS 1/0.
Penalties: MHS 17-205, CPHS 8-90.
C-A-Y-I: MHS 15-21-264-1, CPHS 13-29-91-2.
Rushes-Yards: MHS 32-197, CPHS 30-112.
Plays-Offense: MHS 53-461, CPHS 59-203.

(Sand Springs Stats)
Passing: Foster 7-15-46-2, Pennington 6-14-45-0, 1TD.
Receiving: Campbell 6-38, 1TD, Roe 2-22, Snodgrass 3-19, Atkinson 1-7, Jones 1-5.
Rushing: Atkinson 10-63, Wilkerson 8-34, Turner 2-16, Mattison 5-12, Pennington 2-(-5), Foster 3-(-8).
Tackles: Haley 10, Dudley 6, Fain 6, Magee 5, Harris 5, Sartin 4, Chase 4, Light 3, Webster 3, Turner 3, Beard 2, Calico 2, Shelton 1, Whitehorn 1, Naugle 1, White 1, Brown 1, Favela 1, Tavaglione 1.
Tackles For Loss: Harris 1-13, Webster 1-13, Brown 1-4, Tavaglione 1-2.
Sacks: Harris 1-13, Webster 1-13, Tavaglione 1-13.
Interceptions: Chase 1.
Pass Breakups: Haley 2.

(Mansfield Summit Stats, Offense Only)
Passing: McKinney 14-18-219-1, 2TD, Presley 1-1-45-0, 1TD, Khaliq 0-1-0-0.
Receiving: Presley 6-120, 1TD, Travis 3-87, 2TD, Black 1-14, Sirls 2-14, Aldridge 1-4, Porter 1-2.
Rushing: Lott 9-96, McKinney 5-43, 1TD, Porter 7-37, 1TD, Duvall 2-22, Owoyele 5-19, Sirls 1-8, Khaliq 3-(-25).

CPHS Softball: Sandites beat Shawnee 7-1 in district action, Usher hits home run

The Charles Page High School fast pitch softball team (8-7, 4-1) got back to a winning record Thursday evening in Shawnee with a 7-1 district victory over the Wolves (6-9, 2-2). Sabrina Usher hit her sixth home run of the season and scored three runs. 

The Sandites only outhit their hosts 7-4 but benefited from four errors and five walks. Aliyah Taff (4-4, 8-10) got the win in the circle with no walks, no earned runs,  and four strikeouts. 

Felicity Horn scored the first run of the evening on an error in the second inning thanks to an overthrown pickoff attempt by the catcher. Madison Lee reached on an error in the third inning and scored on Usher’s home run for the 3-0 lead. Horn and Makenna Skaggs both hit doubles, but Skaggs was caught advancing to home on Horn’s hit to end the inning. 

Usher was hit by pitch in the fifth and came in on a sacrifice hit from Skaggs. Taff hit a 2RBI single in the sixth to score Lee and Rachel Jones, then Usher scored the final run on an error to make it 7-0.

Shawnee averted the shutout in the bottom of the sixth when Oklahoma State University-commit Tatum Sparks reached on an error and scored on a sacrifice from Carly Torbett. 

Anneca Anderson got the loss for the Wolves with four hits, four walks, and five strikeouts in four innings. Stormee Reed also saw action, tossing three hits and two walks in three innings. 

Sand Springs will return to action Thursday at 5:00 p.m. with a district road game against their Highway 97 rivals from Sapulpa (4-9, 1-4). Shawnee will host Jenks (7-4, 2-1) Tuesday.

District 6A-3 Standings
4-0 Owasso (10-4)
4-1 Sand Springs (8-7)
2-1 Jenks (7-4)
2-2 Shawnee (6-9)
2-3 Muskogee (2-5)
1-4 Ponca City (4-9)
1-4 Sapulpa (4-9)

Upcoming 6A-3 Games
9.3 Jenks @ Shawnee.
9.3 Sapulpa @ Muskogee.
9.5 Sand Springs @ Sapulpa.
9.5 Muskogee @ Jenks.
9.9 Ponca City @ Jenks.
9.10 Owasso @ Muskogee.
9.10 Ponca City @ Sand Springs.
9.10 Jenks @ Sapulpa.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

CPHS Cross Country: Sandites struggle in season debut at Deer Creek

The Charles Page High School cross country teams picked a tough first competition for the season, competing against a crowded field at the Deer Creek Field Run Classic last Saturday. The Antlers are the defending State Champions in both boys and girls action.

Jenks High School won the girls’ race with an average time of 20:03.08, and the Lady Sandites finished 18th out of 18 with an average time of 27:02.07. The boys fared slightly better, finishing 19th out of 21 teams in 20:00.44. The host team won it in 16:41.55.

Senior Erika Baker was the top runner for the Lady Sandites, finishing in 82nd place in 23:58.83. Jenks sophomore Avery Mazzei won the run in 18:11.97. The Sand Springs squad is mostly young this year, with two seniors, one sophomore, and two freshmen.

Mustang junior Gabe Simonsen won the boys’ race in 15:45.19. Sandite junior Caleb James led his team in 19:12.01 for 90th place. Titus Wright is the lone senior on the team, which will be in good shape for the coming seasons with one junior and five sophomores.

The Sandite teams will return to action Saturday, August 31st at the Sapulpa Chieftain Meet.

Lady Sandite Results
23:58.83 Erika Baker - 82nd
24:24.31 Jazmin Lopez - 93rd
26:36.26 Wanageeska Williams - 120th
29:49.58 Ty Davis - 132nd
30:21.38 Madison Chambers - 133rd


Sandite Results
19:12.01 Caleb James - 90th
19:17.25 Alejandro Lopez - 94th
19:50.78 Noah Hanlon - 110th
20:25.72 Sam English - 122nd
21:16.48 Dalton Wilcox - 132nd
23:05.93 Titus Wright - 146th
23:29.21 David Rigsby - 147th

Also last Saturday, Sand Springs’s Landon Durburow took 14th out of nearly 70 runners in the Elementary Boys 1.2 mile run at Claremore Sequoyah in 8:50 and Brynlee Durburow won the Elementary Girls run in 7:38.

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.