CPHS Volleyball: Sandites end season in 3-0 loss to Southmoore

The Class 6A No. 12 ranked Charles Page High School varsity volleyball team (18-14) suffered a season-ending upset Tuesday evening in Norman, falling 3-0 to unranked Southmoore (11-21) in the first round of the Regional Tournament. The Sabercats went on to fall 3-1 to the host team from No. 5 Norman North (22-10), who won its sixth-consecutive Regional title.

Southmoore won sets of 25-22, 25-14, and 25-19 against Sand Springs. Norman North swept U.S. Grant 25-3, 25-4, and 25-9, then beat Southmoore 25-23, 25-13, and 25-20, while giving up the third set 25-20.

The Sabercats came out hard and fast against Sand Springs, taking a 6-0 lead behind kills from Emma Coburn, Myra Cartmill, Emma Upthegrove, and Kiaya Jordan. The Sandites outscored their foes 22-19 for the remainder of the set, but were unable to overcome the early deficit. Southmoore led by as much as 24-17 before Devree Youngblood scored three kills to aid a five-point run, cutting it to 24-22. Jordan knocked down the match point.

The Sandites had a stronger start in game two, taking a 4-2 lead with kills from Vanessa Wyrick and Cloe Campfield. Heather Brumley kicked off a 9-1 run for the resurgent Sabercats who coasted to a 25-14 win.

Jordan posted a kill and Upthegrove served an ace for a 2-0 start and Southmoore never trailed in set three. Upthegrove secured the 25-19 win on a tipped ball to complete the sweep.

Youngblood, an Oklahoma Baptist University commit, led all scorers with 14 kills and 14 digs for her third-consecutive double-double. Madison Burris led the Sandites with 12 assists, closely followed by Raylynn Mong with 11. Myra Cartmill led the Sabercats with 12 kills and Jordan had 11.

Norman North will advance to the eight-team State Tournament quarterfinals Monday at Claremore High School.

SM 3 CPHS 0 (25-22, 25-14, 25-19)
Kills: SM 41, CPHS 31.
Blocks: SM 5, CPHS 6.
Aces: SM 6, CPHS 1.
Service Errors: SM 5, CPHS 6.
Total Errors: SM 17, CPHS 23.

(Sand Springs stats)
Kills: Youngblood 14, Campfield 7, Wyrick 5, Burris 5.
Assists: Burris 12, Mong 11, Youngblood 1, Blaylock 1, Smith 1.
Solo Blocks: Smith 1.
Assisted Blocks: Smith 4, Campfield 3, Harris 2, Wyrick 1.
Digs: Youngblood 14, Blaylock 8, Wicker 7, Mong 6, Campfield 4, Burris 2, Harris 1, Wyrick 1, Smith 1.
Aces: Mong 1.

(Southmoore partial stats)
Kills: Cartmill 12, Jordan 11, Brumley 8, Coburn 4, Scott 3, Upthegrove 2, Canas 1.
Aces: Upthegrove 3, Cartmill 1, Scott 1, Davidson 1.
Assisted Blocks: Upthegrove 3, Scott 3, Coburn 2, Cartmill 2.

Regional Results

Putnam North 3-0 Muskogee
Broken Arrow 3-0 Bartlesville
Broken Arrow 3-0 Putnam North

Edmond Memorial 3-0 Putnam City
Edmond Memorial 3-1 Yukon

Edmond North 3-0 Northwest Classen
Edmond North 3-0 Moore

Union 3-2 Choctaw
Mustang 3-0 Westmoore
Mustang 3-0 Union

Southmoore 3-0 Sand Springs
Norman North 3-0 U.S. Grant
Norman North 3-1 Southmoore

Stillwater 3-0 Lawton
Deer Creek 3-0 Sapulpa
Deer Creek 3-1 Stillwater

Norman 3-0 Midwest City
Edmond Santa Fe 3-0 Putnam West
Edmond Santa Fe 3-0 Norman

Owasso 3-1 Bixby
Jenks 3-0 Booker T. Washington
Jenks 3-0 Owasso

CPHS Softball: Sandites go 1-5 at tough Broken Arrow tournament

After a dominant 4-0 start to the season, the Charles Page High School fast pitch softball team (4-5) hit its first slump in a 1-5 performance at the Broken Arrow Tournament this weekend. The Lady Sandites averaged ten runs and twelve hits over their first four games, but after a 5-0 shutout of Tahlequah in the first round of the tournament, things began to fall apart. 

SEE RELATED: Freshman Nataley Crawford pitches no-hitter 5-0 shutout of Tahlequah.

Sand Springs notched five hits against the defending State Champions from Westmoore (6-1), briefly led after a fourth inning home run from Makenna Skaggs, and went into overtime before losing in a walkoff. They benefited from two walks and an error but stranded seven base runners and committed four errors of their own. 

The Jaguars got the tie in the bottom of the fourth without a single hit thanks to errors at second, third, and short. Mattie Lee reached on an error in the bottom of the sixth and scored on a double from Aynslee Linduff for the victory. 

Aliyah Taff (2-3, 6-9) took the loss on the mound, throwing seven hits and two strikeouts with no walks. Hannah Harrison secured the win for Westmoore with five hits, three strikeouts, and three walks. 

Next up for the Sandites were the defending 3A State Champions from Tahlequah Sequoyah (9-0) who continued their seventeen-game win streak with their fourth shutout of the season, holding the Sandites scoreless for the first time in three years. 

The Indians outhit Sand Springs ten to five en route to an 11-0 win. Sabrina Usher went two-for-two at the plate and Felicity Horn hit a double, but the Sandites only really threatened once, in the bottom of the fourth. Trailing 7-0, Usher, Jaden Jordan, and Skaggs hit singles with no outs to load the bases. Sequoyah quickly recovered with a strikeout and pair of force outs at third to save the inning. 

Mackenzie Bechtold (1-1, 5-1) suffered her first career loss, throwing ten hits, two walks, and no strikeouts. Sequoyah went undefeated in the tournament, outscoring their foes 45-9. 

Next to top the Sandites was a tough State Semifinalist team from Yukon (7-1), by a much closer score of 5-2. The Millerettes did all of their damage in the second inning, and errors were a contributing factor. 

Both teams stranded runners in the first inning but Sand Springs left two dry in the second and Yukon brought five home. Two infield errors put the Millers in scoring position and Hannah Hurtz brought both in with a double. AJ Rayburn doubled in Hurtz, then McKenna Johnson hit a 2RBI homer before the inning came to a close. 

Jolee McNally drove in Horn on a single in the third but the Sandites stranded loaded bases and their best shot at a comeback. Madison Lee scored the final run on an error in the fifth. 

Taff got the loss for Sand Springs with six hits, one strikeout, and no walks. Kaylee Bradley got the win with five hits, two strikeouts, and three walks. 

The host team from Broken Arrow (7-0) topped the Sandites 8-3 on their way to an undefeated tournament performance, outhitting Sand Springs 11 to 6. Nataley Crawford (1-1) took the loss with two walks and one strikeout. Kailee Reese got the win with one strikeout and one walk. 

Lee scored the first run for Sand Springs on an RBI single from McNally in the top of the first then the Tigers scored on a passed ball in the second to tie it. Lee hit a sacrifice fly in the third to bring in Crawford for the lead and Usher hit a home run, but that was the end of the Sandites’ offense.

Three hits and two errors in the bottom of the third gave Broken Arrow the advantage and they added to it with five hits and two errors in the fourth. The Tigers scored two more on three hits in the fifth before time expired. 

Finally, the Sandites fell 5-1 to Southmoore (4-2) in the final game of the weekend. The Sandite bats were unusually quiet, as only Usher and Rachel Jones were able to connect. 

The Jaguars scored three runs on two hits and two errors in the top of the second. Skaggs was hit by pitch in the bottom of the inning and scored on Jones’s single, but Southmoore responded immediately with two more runs in the third and the rest of the game was uneventful for both sides. 

Taff got the loss with six hits, one walk, and two strikeouts. Abi Jones got the win with three walks and three strikeouts. 

Sand Springs will look to get back to a .500 record when they play Sapulpa (2-2, 1-1) Tuesday at 5:00 p.m. in district action.

Pool A

Broken Arrow (5-0)
Broken Arrow 3-0 Yukon
Broken Arrow 9-1 Shawnee
Broken Arrow 10-0 Skiatook
Broken Arrow 11-1 Tahlequah
Broken Arrow 8-3 Sand Springs
Tahlequah Sequoyah (5-0)
Sequoyah 8-4 Westmoore
Sequoyah 7-0 Tahlequah
Sequoyah 11-0 Sand Springs
Sequoyah 6-2 Skiatook
Sequoyah 5-2 Deer Creek
Yukon (4-1)
Yukon 11-4 Skiatook
Yukon 13-0 Tahlequah
Yukon 5-2 Sand Springs
Yukon 6-5 Shawnee
Westmoore (4-1)
Westmoore 2-1 Sand Springs
Westmoore 14-7 Shawnee
Westmoore 10-2 Tahlequah
Westmoore 18-1 Skiatook
Sand Springs (1-4)
Sand Springs 5-0 Tahlequah
Skiatook (1-4)
Skiatook 4-1 Shawnee
Shawnee (0-5)
Tahlequah (0-5)

Pool B

Owasso (4-1)
Owasso 3-0 Southmoore
Owasso 5-1 Coweta
Owasso 9-1 Mannford
Owasso 3-0 Deer Creek
Deer Creek (4-1)
Deer Creek 9-1 Mannford
Deer Creek 10-3 Collinsville
Deer Creek 5-0 Southmoore
Deer Creek 8-0 Broken Arrow JV
Ft. Gibson (3-2)
Ft. Gibson 2-1 Owasso
Ft. Gibson 2-1 Collinsville
Ft. Gibson 7-6 Broken Arrow JV
Collinsville (3-2)
Collinsville 6-3 Broken Arrow JV
Collinsville 13-0 Coweta
Collinsville 5-4 Mannford
Southmoore (3-2)
Southmoore 5-1 Ft. Gibson
Southmoore 6-2 Mannford
Southmoore 5-0 Coweta
Coweta (2-3)
Coweta 3-2 Broken Arrow JV
Coweta 8-0 Ft. Gibson
Mannford (0-3-1)
Mannford 2-2 Broken Arrow JV
Broken Arrow JV (0-3-1)
Broken Arrow JV 2-2 Mannford

Placement Rounds

Pool A/B
Broken Arrow 6-5 Owasso
Sequoyah 5-2 Deer Creek
Yukon 5-1 Ft. Gibson
Westmoore 8-2 Collinsville
Southmoore 5-1 Sand Springs
Skiatook 8-1 Coweta
Shawnee 11-7 Broken Arrow JV
Tahlequah 9-3 Mannford

Pool C/D
Hilldale 6-2 Edmond North
Moore 8-0 Claremore
Mustang 6-3 Jenks
Union 10-1 Sapulpa
Durant 5-4 Bixby
Pryor 4-2 Muldrow
Pocola 4-0 Midwest City
Liberty 9-7 Berryhill

Pool C

Edmond North (4-1)
Edmond 4-1 Pocola
Edmond 9-1 Liberty
Edmond 11-0 Bixby
Edmond 8-0 Union
Jenks (4-1)
Jenks 4-2 Union
Jenks 8-4 Edmond North
Jenks 9-1 Pryor
Jenks 5-4 Pocola
Moore (4-1)
Moore 3-0 Pryor
Moore 8-1 Bixby
Moore 3-2 Jenks
Moore 12-2 Liberty
Union (3-2)
Union 7-6 Pocola
Union 6-2 Moore
Union 9-3 Pryor
Bixby (3-2)
Bixby 4-3 Liberty
Bixby 4-2 Pryor
Bixby 11-1 Pocola
Pryor (1-4)
Pryor 9-2 Liberty
Pocola (1-4)
Pocola 10-2 Liberty
Liberty (0-5)

Pool D

Hilldale (5-0)
Hilldale 3-2 Mustang
Hilldale 6-3 Durant
Hilldale 14-1 Muldrow
Hilldale 11-2 Berryhill
Hilldale 12-0 Midwest City
Mustang (4-1)
Mustang 13-2 Muldrow
Mustang 8-6 Durant
Mustang 7-1 Midwest City
Mustang 8-0 Berryhill
Sapulpa (3-2)
Sapulpa 6-5 Midwest City
Sapulpa 7-2 Berryhill
Sapulpa 5-2 Muldrow
Claremore (3-2)
Claremore 5-4 Midwest City
Claremore 7-1 Sapulpa
Claremore 11-2 Berryhill
Muldrow (2-3)
Muldrow 9-5 Claremore
Muldrow 9-0 Durant
Durant (2-3)
Durant 7-4 Sapulpa
Durant 5-1 Claremore
Midwest City (1-4)
Midwest City 11-3 Berryhill
Berryhill (0-5)

Lady Sandites drop straight sets to Bartlesville at BA Tournament

By: Scott Emigh, Editor-in-Chief

The No. 18 ranked Charles Page High School varsity volleyball team (11-8) is 1-3 at the Broken Arrow Tournament after dropping their first match of the silver bracket Saturday morning. 

The Lady Sandites got off to a great start in the first set against the No. 20 Bartlesville Bruins (3-7) with a 7-0 lead. MaKenzie Ward set up Devree Youngblood for the opening kill and Holly Kersgieter scored an ace on the side out. Lee Leslie scored a pair of kills and Gloria Mutiri added one as well.

The Sandites gave up a pair of points on errors, but Madison Burris and Mutiri scored on a pair of blocks to make it 10-2. Mutiri followed up with a pair of solo blocks soon after, but the Bruins finally started to compete. 

Sand Springs gave up a point on an illegal block and the Bruins capitalized with an ace. That gave them the momentum they needed to surge towards a 25-19 finish. 

The second set was competitive from the get-go, though the Sandites did lead for much of it. The Bruins took the lead at 10-9, but Mutiri and Leslie combined for a block to tie it up. Bartlesville regained the lead right after on a consecutive touch call and never relinquished it from then-on. They won that set 25-21. 

The third set was marred by communication errors, but the Sandites still managed to hang tight. Bartlesville won that one 25-20 to sweep the match. 

Mutiri led in scoring with eleven kills and give blocks, followed by Kersgieter with six kills and two aces. Ward registered eight assists and Burris had seven. 

The Sandites will return to action at noon against the winner of Moore (1-11) vs No. 15 Southmoore (3-4). 

Oklahoma dominates Georgia 68-2 in Dual Nationals round one

By: Scott Emigh, Editor-in-Chief

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

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

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

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

Moore scores 10 runs in bottom of the sixth, but Sandites hold on for 11-10 victory

Story and photo by: Scott Emigh, Editor-in-Chief

If Monday night's 7-6 victory over Moore was the Hollywood classic, Tuesday night's rematch was the action-packed reboot: same story, just far more explosions.

The Charles Page High School varsity baseball team (8-2) won their fourth-straight game Tuesday night at Moore (2-6), and their second straight against the Lions. Jake Ward (4-0) got the win on the mound and remains undefeated for the season. 

Treyce Tolbert hit a single on a hard ground ball to start the game, but was put out at second on a fielder's choice as Rhett Rutledge took first. Ward flied out to short, but Sandite of the Week Hunter Greathouse and Josh Taber were walked to load the bases. Trevor Tolbert singled to score Rutledge and Joey Montgomery sacrificed to bring in Greathouse for a 2-0 lead. 

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Josh Detweiler singled for the Lions but was put out on a double play as Drew White grounded to Ward. Ty Fain was hit by pitch to top the second inning and Tyler McCallie singled. Fain was put out on the next play, however, as Treyce Tolbert reached on a fielder's choice. Rutledge sacrificed to bring in McCallie, but Ward grounded out to short and the Sandites went to field with a 3-0 advantage. They would come right back in soon after, however, as Ward only gave up one walk and no hits in the bottom of the second. 

The slow-rolling Sandite offense added yet another run in the top of the third. Greathouse singled but was put out on a fielder's choice that singled Taber. Trevor Tolbert advanced Taber to third on a sacrifice, and Montgomery doubled to bring the runner home. The bottom of the third fared no better for the host team as Conner Chapman and Masters were put out at first on dropped third strikes and Andrew Brewer flied out to Treyce Tolbert in center field.

In the fourth inning, Treyce Tolbert was walked, Rutledge doubled, and Ward brought Tolbert in on a sacrifice. Rutledge was left stranded. Detweiler singled for the Lions but was put out on a fielder's choice that put White on base. Joe Balak walked and Cooper reached on an error to load the bases. Two would be left stranded, however, as Matt Reeves and Cooper were outed on a double play.

Taber was hit by pitch to start the fifth, Trevor Tolbert struck out swinging, and Montgomery singled and was replaced by Cody Motes on base. Fain sacrificed to score Taber and the Sandites brought a 6-0 lead into the bottom of the inning. Logan Wint was walked, but Chapman and Masters both struck out swinging and Greathouse caught a Brewer fly in foul territory.

Both teams had their biggest offensive outputs in the sixth. McCallie, Treyce Tolbert, and Rutledge all singled to load the bases with no outs. Ward singled to score McCallie, Greathouse doubled to score Tolbert and Rutledge, and Taber singled to score Mack Thompson who was courtesy running for Ward. Trevor Tolbert flied out, Greathouse was put out at home on a fielder's choice as Montgomery reached first, but Taber scored on a passed ball for the 11th and final run of the evening for the Sandites. It would appear the game was all wrapped up and the Sandites had it in the bag.

That's when Moore exploded.

Detweiler doubled and White hit a homerun over the left field fence. Balak doubled and Greathouse relieved Ward on the mound. Cooper walked, Reeves reached first on catcher's interference, and the bases were loaded. Wint was walked to score Balak, Cooper scored on a Chapman single. Masters was walked, Brewer singled to score Alvarado (courtesy running for Reeves), Detweiler singled to score Chapman and Masters, and finally the Sandites found another out as White was struck out looking. The Lions weren't done yet, however. Balak hit yet another double, scoring Brewer. Detweiler and Balak came home on a throw as Cooper reached on error, and just like that it was 11-10 and the home team was putting up the most impressive rally attempt the Sandites had seen this season. 

In the top of the seventh, Jake Terry grounded out, Treyce Tolbert flied out, and Rutledge struck out looking. The Lions needed only two runs to win and they had just scored ten in a single inning. Greathouse saved the game striking out the side in order to hold the Lion rally fruitless for the second night in a row. 

The Sandites will return to action Thursday morning at 11:00 when they take on Hilldale (4-6) in the first round of the Bixby tournament.




Ward hits homerun as Sandites hold off 7th inning rally for 7-6 victory over Moore, third-straight win

Treyce Tolbert bats in Ty Fain with a sacrifice fly.

By: Scott Emigh, Editor-in-Chief

The Charles Page High School varsity baseball team (7-2) started the season hot with four-straight wins before dropping two at the Best of the West tournament in Phoenix last week. A Monday-night victory over the Moore Lions (2-5) puts them back on track for a new streak, however, marking their third-straight win. 

Offensively the boys batted excellently with sixteen hits including a Mack Thompson double and a Jake Ward homerun, the first of the season for the Sandites. The team struggled on the field, however, giving up eleven walks, four errors, and three passed balls causing four unearned runs. 

Jake Terry is undefeated from the mound this season.

The Lions took an early lead as University of Oklahoma-commit Jake Terry (3-0) walked the first three batters before finally finding his rhythm and striking out two. Andrew Brewer came home on a Joe Balak sacrifice for the first run of the game.

The Sandites tied it back up in the bottom of the first as Josh Taber was walked onto loaded bases, bringing home Treyce Tolbert who was also walked.

In the top of the third the Lions reclaimed the advantage as Josh Detweiler singled to left field, advanced to second as Drew White was hit-by-pitch, and stole third on a passed ball. Casey Cooper hit a sacrifice to Sandite-of-the-Week shortstop Hunter Greathouse who collided with Thompson and allowed Detweiler to take home. Matt Reeves walked soon after, but he and White were stranded as Blake Perry struck out swinging. 

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That's when Jake Ward stepped up to bat and sent a homerun over the fence to tie things up again. Greathouse and Taber singled that inning but both were stranded. The top of the fourth ended with no runs, no hits, no errors, and one strikeout and Sand Springs came in for their biggest offensive-output of the game.

Joey Montgomery hit a leadoff single to center field and was replaced on base by Ty Fain. Thompson hit a double, Fain came home on a sacrifice fly by Treyce Tolbert, and Thompson scored on a passed ball. It looked like the inning might come to a close as Rhett Rutledge flew out in foul territory and Ward went to the plate for two strikes. The slugger wasn't done yet, however, and singled to keep the game alive. Greathouse singled on an error, Taber batted in Ward on a right field line and Trevor Tolbert was walked to load the bases. Terry was hit-by-pitch to score Greathouse and Reeves was replaced on the mound by Logan Wint who struck Montgomery with the pitch to score Taber for a 7-2 advantage. Thompson flew out to end the inning with three stranded, but the Sandites had all the runs they needed to hold on to the win.

Jake Ward crosses home plate after hitting the first Sandite homerun of the season.

Detweiler doubled on a Ward fielding error to top the fifth, and came home on a Grayson Kuehl double to the left field fence. Ward, who was four-for-four at the plate, singled in the fifth but was put out at second on a fielder's choice as Greathouse grounded to short.

Terry walked two more in the top of the sixth, struck out one, and gave up two singles that were stranded. Taber, who also had a perfect OBP, singled and stole second, but was caught in a pickle between second and third as Gunnar Phillips singled on a fielder's choice. Trevor Tolbert struck out, Montgomery hit a single, but Thompson flew out to first to bring in the top of the seventh where the Lions would try their best to rally.

Josh Cordell (0-1) relieved Terry on the mound and gave up a single to Balak, walked Cooper and Wint, and struck out Reeves and AJ Moore. Balak came home on a passed ball, Keuhl (running for Cooper) was batted in by Conner Chapman who singled on a Greathouse fielding error, and Tom Alvarado (running for Wint) came in on a Brewer single.

The Lions were down by one with two outs and two on base when Detweiler flew out to Taber in right field and the Sandites secured the win. Sand Springs will travel to Moore for a rematch Tuesday night at 6:00. 

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


By: Scott Emigh, Editor-in-Chief

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The semi finals will begin at 7:15.  

Daton Fix three-peats at Kansas City Stampede

By: Scott Emigh, Editor-in-Chief

The 25th (nationally) ranked Charles Page varsity wrestling team was still missing 5 starters at this weekend's tournament, but that didn't stop them from finishing 15th at the national-caliber event, ahead of all 6A Oklahoma teams.

132 pound junior Daton Fix, ranked #1 in Oklahoma and #3 in the nation, improved his high school record to 86-0 with a third-consecutive 1st place finish at the Kansas City Stampede, making him only the sixth competitor in tournament history to win it 3 or more times. Five other Sandites placed in the top-ten.

The Kansas City Stampede is one of the biggest high school tournaments out there. Last year the Sandites came in 6th, but this year settled for 15th with one champion. The team is suffering from a prolonged football season in which more than half a dozen wrestlers, including #4 Lane Lettich and #2 Trace Fleischman, were part of the state runner-up gridiron team. With aims of a state championship, Coach Smith has decided to rest several starters for the beginning of the season to ensure their health later down the line. 

4A #1 Tuttle came in 1st place in the tournament with 2 champions and 3 runners-up. Tuttle is ranked 16th nationally by Flowrestling.

Other Oklahoma teams represented at the event include 5A #2 Coweta who finished 7th, #8 Edmond North at 16th, #6 Stillwater at 18th, 5A #1 Collinsville at 23rd, #11 Ponca City at 24th, 3A #3 Perry at 29th, and Southmoore at 38th.

Riley Weir (10-5) - 106 - 9th Place

  • defeated Devon Owen (Nixa) by 0:51 fall
  • lost to Kai Orine (Seckman) by 11-2 major decision
  • defeated Cade Vicker (Creston) by 17-0 tech fall in 3:34
  • defeated Devon Handy (Mill Valley) by 1:45 fall
  • defeated Alex Valencia (Perry) by 9-4 decision
  • lost to Cale Johnson (Tuttle) by 3:08 fall
  • lost to Tariq Malik (Collins Hill) by 3-2 decision
  • defeated Noah Yeamans (Allen) by 10-2 major decision
  • defeated Robbie Griggs (Christian Brothers) by 1-0 decision

Michael Ritchie (5-6) - 113 - DNP

  • lost to Sergio Orozco (Dowling Catholic) by 7-5 sudden victory takedown
  • lost to Cameron Fusco (Seckman) by default
  • lost to Tyler Lubin (Christian Brothers) by forfeit
  • lost to Marcus Robinson (Arkansas City) by forfeit

Blake Sargent (11-4) - 120 - 9th Place

  • lost to Xavier Torres (Randall) by 5-4 decision
  • defeated Jared Thornbrugh (Smithville) by 2:29 fall
  • defeated Dakota Taylor (Arkansas City) by 10-2 major decision
  • defeated Will Jefferson (Bettendorf) by 11-4 decision
  • defeated Cade Lindsey (Derby) by 6:00 fall
  • lost to Zach Durbin (Seckman) by 4-0 decision
  • lost to Xavier Torres (Randall) by 5-3 decision
  • defeated Joseph Dupre (Jesuit) by 6-4 decision
  • defeated Bennett Moudy (Coweta) by 3-2 decision

Jack Karstetter (10-4) - 126 - 9th Place

  • defeated Connor Langdon (Nixa) by 5:43 fall
  • defeated Lane Burch (Staley) by 6-5 decision
  • defeated Montez Robinson (Arkansas City) by 15-1 major decision
  • defeated Conner Rasberry (Christian Brothers) by 14-4 major decision
  • lost to Mike Brown (Holt) by 2:27 fall
  • lost to Christian Bowen (Goddard) by 6-2 decision
  • defeated Bailer Thomason (Randall) by 10-4 decision
  • defeated Codi Russell (Collins Hill) by 5-2 decision
  • also placed 9th last year in 113

Daton Fix (13-0) - 132 - 1st Place

  • defeated Jackson Degruy (Jesuit) by 19-4 tech fall
  • defeated Chase Tripp (Seckman) by 1:24 fall
  • defeated Josh Harger (Collins Hill) by 0:44 fall
  • defeated Malachi Salas (Garden City) by 1:35 fall
  • defeated Kruz Simons (Edmond North) by 2:41 fall
  • defeated Tanner Tidswell (Christian Brothers) by 23-8 tech fall
  • defeated Nate Keim (Collinsville) by 13-5 major decision
  • defeated Tanner Litterell (Tuttle) by 14-6 major decision
  • also won in 2014 at 120 and in 2013 at 113.

John Jiminez (5-8) - 138 - 15th Place in Consolation

  • defeated Garrett Lange (Goddard) by 4-2 decision
  • defeated Nate Koenig (Jesuit) by 6:00 fall
  • lost to Jaron Hoegler (Platte County) by forfeit
  • lost to Austin Atchley (Baylor) by forfeit
  • lost to Jace Burdick (Perry) by default
  • lost to Matt Wrocklage (Seckman) by forfeit
  • lost to Grant Roach (Mill Valley) by forfeit
  • defeated Hunter Burns (Southmoore) by disqualification

Beau Bratcher (10-3) - 145 - 9th Place

  • defeated Blake Fritz (Seckman) by 11-3 major decision
  • defeated Kameron Frame (Goddard) by 5-3 decision
  • defeated Brian Boyd (Smithville) by 2:43 fall
  • lost to Beau Guffey (Tuttle) by 9-0 major decision
  • defeated William Rosevally (Jesuit) by 0:30 fall
  • lost to Sean Hosford (Park Hill) by 12-0 major decision
  • defeated Cameron Haines (Farmington) by 12-0 major decision
  • defeated Justin Walker (Collinsville) by 1-0 decision
  • placed 6th in 132 in 2014 and 10th in 2013 at 132.

Zane Basma (9-5) - 160 - 11th Place

  • defeated Cam Leith (Creston) by 1:07 fall
  • defeated Nick Self (Derby) by 0:40 fall
  • defeated Alex Greco (Farmington) by 1:59  fall
  • lost to (#4 nationally) Thomas Bullard (Archer) by 2:26 fall
  • lost to (#20 nationally) Johnny Blankenship (Platte County) by 5:31 fall.
  • defeated Isaac Townsend (Neosho) by 2:03 fall
  • lost to Sammy Cokeley (St. James Academy) by 4-1 decision
  • lost to John McCabe (Allen) by 5:00 fall
  • defeated Kyle Thompson (Granite City) by 4-1 decision
  • placed 10th in 152 in 2014.

Bryton Beck (4-8) - 170 - 15th Place

  • defeated Emilio Monsivais (Holt) by 7-5 decision
  • defeated Nathan Kerperien (Seckman) by 4:03 fall
  • lost to (#13 nationally) Chase Shiltz (Creston) by 1:30 fall
  • lost to Chase Nelson (Granite City) by 8-7 decision
  • lost to Clay Lautt (St. James Academy) by 1:51 fall
  • lost to Dakota Schmidt (Platte County) by 2:36 fall
  • lost to Cooper Coil (Edmond North) by 9-1 major decision
  • defeated Andrew Buckley (Kearney) by forfeit 

Zach Simms (7-8) - 195 - 10th Place in Consolation

  • lost to Jake Boyd (Smithville) by 3:10 fall
  • lost to Teague Fox (Tuttle) by 4-2 decision
  • defeated Sean Ramsey (Christian Brothers) by 4:58 fall
  • lost to Jacob Sobbing (Park Hill) by 3:02 fall
  • lost to Sam Vining (Holt) by 5:40 fall
  • defeated Jacob Morgan (Randall) by 17-2 tech fall
  • lost to Bradyn Pressnall (Ponca City) by 7-5 decision
  • defeated Thomas Parks (Goddard) by 10-2 major decision
  • lost to Sam Vining (Holt) by 1:32 fall

Gage Fain (0-7) - 285 - 16th Place in Consolation

  • lost to Korinthian Nabors (Granite City) by 3:08 fall
  • lost to Jacob Bohlken (Smithville) by 3:12 fall
  • lost to Tyler Shannon (Arkansas City) by 8-4 decision
  • lost to Blake Carmack (Granite City) by 6-1 decision
  • lost to Jake Spiva (Christian Brothers) by forfeit
  • lost to Patrick McCarron (Hayfield Secondary) by default
  • lost to Hunter Richard (Edmond North) by forfeit