CPHS Basketball: Sandites fall 41-33 to No. 3 Booker T. Washington, Richardson scores 18

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The Charles Page High School boys basketball team got to play on the biggest stage of their careers thus far Saturday evening, at the 4th Annual High School Hoops Showcase at Tulsa’s BOK Center.

The Class 6A No. 6 ranked Sandites (14-5, 8-3) took on No. 3 Booker T. Washington (16-2, 9-1) in a battle for the top spot in the Frontier Valley Conference Standings and held tight till the very end before falling 41-33 in the lowest-scoring game of the season for both teams.

The Hornets missed their six field goal attempts before Trey Phipps gave his team the lead on a reverse layup. Davon Richardson scored the opening two baskets for Sand Springs and assisted Josh Minney with a three-point play for the 7-4 advantage. Richardson hit another basket before Seth Hurd made his way onto the board for the Hornets. Phipps hit the first three of the night to tie it at 9-9 in the final seconds of the first period.

Sand Springs didn’t score a single field goal in the second period, but did work at the charity stripe and only trailed 17-15 after the lowest-scoring half of the season.

Phipps and Michael McHenry hit threes for the Hornets early in the third period, but Richardson got hot with five-straight to tie it at 20-20 and scored the first seven points of the half for Sand Springs. McHenry hit three threes in the third, but Minney scored back-to-back layups to tie it at 26-26 and Fox had the final basket of the period to make it 29-28.

Richardson tied it with a free throw to start the fourth but Phipps scored five and Seth Hurd had two in the Hornets’ longest run of the night before Fox broke it up. Sand Springs entered the final two minutes trailing 38-33 and the Hornets didn’t surrender another point.

Richardson led the Sandites with eighteen points and eleven rebounds for his seventh career double-double. Phipps had the game-high with twenty points.

Sand Springs will return to action Tuesday on the road at No. 18 Bartlesville (8-10, 2-7) who they previously defeated 64-42 in December. The Hornets will travel to No. 16 Owasso (13-6, 6-4) on Tuesday.

BTW 41 CPHS 33
1Q:
All 9-9.
2Q:
BTW 8-6.
3Q:
CPHS 13-12.
4Q:
BTW 12-5.
Free Throws:
CPHS 9-of-14, BTW 6-of-11.
Field Goals:
CPHS 12-of-39, BTW 14-of-50.
Offensive Rebounds:
BTW 9, CPHS 5.
Defensive Rebounds:
CPHS 23, BTW 20.
Total Rebounds:
BTW 29, CPHS 28.
Steals:
BTW 7, CPHS 5.
Blocks:
CPHS 3, BTW 1.
Fouls:
CPHS 13, BTW 13.

Frontier Valley Conference Standings
9-1 No. 3 Booker T. Washington
8-2 No. 11 Union
8-3 No. 6 Sand Springs
7-2 No. 4 Sapulpa
6-4 No. 16 Owasso
5-5 No. 8 Jenks
——Eliminated——
3-7 Broken Arrow
2-7 No. 18 Bartlesville
1-9 Bixby
1-10 Muskogee

(Sand Springs Stats)
Scoring: Richardson 18, Minney 9, Fox 6.
Offensive Rebounds:
Minney 3, Savage 1, Hurd 1.
Defensive Rebounds:
Richardson 11, Minney 4, Savage 3, Durkee 3, Fox 2.
Total Rebounds:
Richardson 11, Minney 7, Savae 4, Durkee 3, Fox 2, Hurd 1.
Steals:
Richardson 1, Minney 1, Savage 1, Durkee 1.
Assists:
Richardson 2.
Blocks:
Minney 2, Savage 1.
Fouls:
Richardson 4, Fox 3, Minney 3, Savage 3.

(Booker T. Washington Scoring): Phipps 20, McHenry 9, Thompson 6, Hurd 5, Breath 1.

CPHS Basketball: Sandites place third at BK Invitational, beat Jenks 75-62 in OT

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The defending three-time Bishop Kelley Invitational Champions had to settle for third place Saturday afternoon in Tulsa after a loss to undefeated Shawnee in the semifinals. The No. 4 ranked Charles Page High School girls’ basketball team (4-2) bounced back from the defeat with a 75-62 overtime victory against the No. 20 Jenks Trojans (2-3).

The Sandites never trailed in the first period, but they couldn’t get away from the Trojans either, leading only 20-19 at the buzzer with their biggest first-quarter allowance of the season thus far. They were heavily out-rebounded and only came away with one steal, despite averaging 4.3 per quarter going into the game.

Holly Kersgieter scored the opening bucket and Isabella Regalado hit two from the charity stripe for a 4-0 start and took their biggest lead of the half with a three-pointer from Madison Burris to make it 7-2.

Sand Springs improved radically on rebounds in the second period and went 12-of-15 at charity stripe in the first half, but shot only 32% in the field and once again only secured one steal in the second period.

Jenks took their first lead of the game at 25-24, but it was short-lived after Regalado hit two free throws and a layup. By the end of the half the Sandites held a narrow 31-29 advantage that the Trojans tied with the opening basket of the third period.

The Sandites finally began to pull away in the third quarter, leading by five points on four occasions and as much as seven before the Trojans scored a free throw on a technical foul by Head Coach Tobey Nightingale, and followed it up with a three-pointer. Reagan Padilla ended the period with two free throws of her own, and the Sandites started the final stanza hot for a 51-41 advantage.

Their first double-digit lead soon evaporated as back-to-back deep balls kept the Trojans in contention and Sandite fouls tied the game up at 51-51 and 53-53 before Jenks pulled ahead once again at 57-53.

Jenks took a big hit when their starting center fouled out with 1:19 to play, and Kersgieter scored on a free throw and a steal by Johnson to make it a one-point game. She reclaimed the lead soon after with an assist from Burris, then Regalado was fouled on a rebound and made it 59-57.

Johnson fouled while rebounding Regalado’s second free throw, and Jenks tied it up shortly before time expired, sending the Sandites to their first overtime since the 2015-2016 season. The overtime period went as perfectly as possible for the Sandites, who won it 16-3 and ended the game on a ten-point streak.

The Sandites struggled to guard the forward positions, allowing 31 shots and nine goals from outside the arc. They also had a tough time scoring on the deep ball, going 1-of-11. They excelled at free throws, however, going 30-of-38, and are shooting 73% this season. They also returned to their normal selves defensively in the second half, with eight steals.

Kersgieter, a University of Kansas-commit, scored a career-high 38 points to lead her team for the fifth time this season, and was named to the All-Tournament Team for the fourth-straight year. Johnson was the only other Lady Sandite in double digits with thirteen points, though seven players made their way into the scorebook. Jacie Taber collected a team-high twelve rebounds for the second-straight game, and Burris snagged a team-best five steals.

Norman North and Shawnee headed home early to avoid winter weather, preventing the title game from being played, and both return to their regular schedules undefeated.

Sand Springs will return to action Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. with a Frontier Valley Conference home game against No. 5 Bartlesville (3-1). The Trojans will travel to No. 16 Bixby (4-0) Tuesday.

CPHS 75 Jenks 62
1Q
CPHS 20-19
2Q CPHS 11-10
3Q CPHS 15-12
4Q Jenks 18-13
OT CPHS 16-3
Free Throws: CPHS 30-of-38, Jenks 15-of-20.
Field Goals: CPHS 22-of-57, Jenks 19-of-58.
Offensive Rebounds: CPHS 16, Jenks 11.
Defensive Rebounds: CPHS 27, Jenks 17.
Total Rebounds: CPHS 43, Jenks 28.
Steals: CPHS 10, Jenks 8.
Blocks: Jenks 2.
Fouls: CPHS 17, Jenks 22.


(Sand Springs Stats)
Scoring: Kersgieter 38, Johnson 13, Regalado 9, Taber 7, Burris 4, Padilla 2, Jordan 2.
Offensive Rebounds: Kersgieter 4, Taber 4, Regalado 3, Johnson 2, Jordan 2, Burris 1.
Defensive Rebounds: Taber 8, Johnson 5, Kersgieter 4, Regalado 4, Burris 3, Padilla 2, Hampton 1.
Total Rebounds: Taber 12, Kersgieter 8, Johnson 7, Regalado 7, Burris 4, Padilla 2, Jordan 2, Hampton 1.
Steals: Burris 5, Johnson 3, Regalado 2.
Assists: Burris 3, Johnson 2, Kersgieter 2, Jordan 1.
Fouls: Taber 4, Regalado 4, Johnson 3, Kersgieter 2, Burris 2, Padilla 2.

CPHS Basketball: Sandites hand Memorial first loss, 75-34 at Bishop Kelley Invitational

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Sixteen Lady Sandites saw court time in a 41-point win at the Bishop Kelley Invitational Thursday morning. The No. 4 ranked Charles Page High School girls’ basketball team (3-1) rolled over 5A No. 19 Tulsa Memorial 75-34 in the first round of the tournament, dealing the Chargers (2-1) their first loss of the season.

In what has become a normal occurrence during the past few seasons, the Sandites jumped out to a practically insurmountable first-period lead and were able to run the bench throughout the game. With a 55-13 lead to start the second half, the starters rode the bench through the entire third quarter and only saw two minutes of action in the fourth.

University of Tulsa-commit Destiny Johnson scored nine points in a 15-0 start before Memorial made their way onto the board and University of Kansas-commit Holly Kersgieter scored six in the stanza. Kersgieter was the leading scorer with nineteen points, sixteen of which came in the first half. Johnson was next up with eleven, all in the first half.

Ashlee Bunch was the star of the second half, scoring a career-high seven points and Mikah Hampton had five. The full roster got to play for the first time with Raylynn Mong making her season debut late in the fourth, and a season-best fourteen players made their way into the scorebook.

The Sandites had their highest-scoring second quarter of the season, and allowed only six points to tie their best defensive period of the season. They also allowed only seven points in both the first and fourth quarters. The game was their second-biggest win of the year and best defensive allowance. They improved on free-throw percentage for the fourth consecutive game, going nine-of-eleven at the charity stripe and committed a season-low seven personal fouls.

Second-year Memorial coach Audra Estrada, who lives in Sand Springs, led the Chargers to a 2-0 start for the first time since 2015 with wins over Daniel Webster and the Green Country Defenders.

The Lady Sandites are the defending Bishop Kelley Invitational Champions and have won the tournament three years straight. The win over Memorial was their second-highest margin of victory in the tournament behind a 45-point win over Cascia Hall in the 2016 quarterfinals. They haven’t won a Kelley Invitational game by less than twenty points since since the 2015 finals.

Sand Springs plays the winner of No. 11 Shawnee (2-0) vs. 5A No. 16 Claremore (1-1) Friday at 4:00 p.m. Memorial will take on the losers of that game Friday at 10:00 a.m. The finals will be played Saturday at 7:00 p.m.

CPHS 75 MHS 34
1Q
CPHS 29-7
2Q CPHS 26-6
3Q MHS 14-11
4Q CPHS 10-7
Free Throws: CPHS 9-of-11, MHS 7-of-11.
Field Goals: CPHS 29-of-57, MHS 13-of-35.
Offensive Rebounds: CPHS 14, MHS 7.
Defensive Rebounds: CPHS 15, MHS 12.
Total Rebounds: CPHS 29, MHS 19.
Steals: CPHS 23, MHS 8.
Blocks: MHS 1.
Fouls: CPHS 7, MHS 7.

(Sand Springs Stats)
Scoring: Kersgieter 19, Johnson 11, Bunch 7, Regalado 6, Taber 6, Hampton 5, Jordan 4, Padilla 3, Shrum 3, Harris 3, Burris 2, Hughes 2, Solis 2, Cheney 2.
Offensive Rebounds: Jordan 3, Kersgieter 2, Solis 2, Bunch 2, Burris 1, Regalado 1, Shrum 1, Cheney 1, Harris 1.
Defensive Rebounds: Kersgieter 4, Cheney 3, Taber 2, Harris 2, Padilla 1, Regalado 1, Hughes 1, Brown 1.
Total Rebounds: Kersgieter 6, Cheney 4, Jordan 3, Taber 2, Regalado 2, Solis 2, Bunch 2, Burris 1, Padilla 1, Hughes 1, Shrum 1, Brown 1.
Steals: Kersgieter 6, Taber 4, Solis 3, Jordan 2, Regalado 2, Shrum 2, Cheney 1, Johnson 1, Padilla 1, Hampton 1, Cheney 1.
Assists: Johnson 2, Jordan 2, Kersgieter 1, Padilla 1.
Fouls: Regalado 2, Johnson 1, Jordan 1, Brown 1, Cheney 1, Harris 1.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

CPHS Softball: Elizabeth Luttrell signs with Cowley County College

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Charles Page High School senior Elizabeth Luttrell signed a letter of intent Wednesday morning to play softball for Cowley County Community College.

Luttrell was a three-year starting first baseman for the Lady Sandites and finished her career with a .356 batting average, .548 slugging average, .426 on-base percentage, 78 hits, 62 runs, 72 RBI, and nine home runs. She was given an All-District Honorable Mention for the 2018 season.

Cowley College is located in Arkansas City, Kansas and competes in the National Junior College Athletic Association Division II. The Tigers went 42-16 last season under third-year Head Coach Jenny Hoyt.

The Lady Sandites won four-straight Regional Championships during Luttrell’s career, as well as the 2018 Bixby Tournament title and 6A Academic State Titles in 2016 and 2018. They made four State Tournament appearances and one State finals appearance in 2015.

CPHS Baseball: Tyler Ash & John Miller sign with Eastern Oklahoma State College

Charles Page High School seniors Tyler Ash and John Miller signed letters of intent Wednesday morning to play baseball for Eastern Oklahoma State College.

Ash is entering his third year on the varsity team and played Center Field and Pitcher as a junior. In his career he has amassed a .268 batting average, .375 slugging average, and .410 on-base percentage with 30 hits, 30 runs, 26 RBI, 2 home runs, and 19 stolen bases. On the mound he holds with a 3-2 record, 3.77 earned run average and 1.46 WHIP with 24 strikeouts in 26 innings.

Miller played his first year of varsity baseball last year and earned an impressive 5-1 record on the mound with a 2.13 ERA, 1.1 WHIP, and 25 strikeouts in 26.1 innings. He saw limited action as a batter, hitting .385 with a .462 slugging average, .467 OBP, 5 hits, 2 runs, 4 RBI, and 1 stolen base.

EOSC is a public community college in Wilburton, Oklahoma competing in the National Junior College Athletic Association Region II. The Mountaineers went 44-17 last season but will be under new leadership going forward with first-year Head Coach and Athletic Director Matt Parker. Parker was named the 2018 Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference Coach of the Year after taking Oklahoma Wesleyan to a 53-8 record last season.

Ash and Miller will begin their senior season February 11th with a home scrimmage against Booker T. Washington. The Sandites are coming off a 24-12 finish under first-year Head Coach James Garrison. After a 4-6 start to the season they won fourteen games in a row and earned the first place trophy at the Spartan/Tiger Turf War. They went 2-2 at the Regional Championship and were eliminated by State Semifinalist Owasso.

CPHS Baseball: Cale Savage signs with Northern Oklahoma College

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Charles Page High School senior Cale Savage signed a letter of intent Wednesday morning to play baseball for Northern Oklahoma College at Enid.

Savage plays First and Third base and pitches for the Sandites and is entering his third year on the varsity team. He holds a .317 batting average, .433 slugging average, and .433 on-base percentage with 52 hits, 27 runs, 41 RBI, 1 home run, and 15 steals. He mostly pitches in relief and holds a 1-1 record with a 3.1 ERA, 1.53 WHIP, and 11 strikeouts in 15.2 innings. He was given an All-State Honorable Mention in 2017.

Northern Oklahoma College is based out of Tonkawa with satellite campuses in Enid and Stillwater. The Enid school has its own athletics program established in 2001 competing in the National Junior College Athletic Association Region Two. The Jets have won three Conference Championships, four Regionals Championships, three District Championships, and placed third at the NJCAA World Series in 2002 and 2018. They went 48-16 last season under Head Coach Raydon Leaton, who has led the team since its inception.

Savage will begin his senior season February 11th with a home scrimmage against Booker T. Washington. The Sandites are coming off a 24-12 finish under first-year Head Coach James Garrison. After a 4-6 start to the season they won fourteen games in a row and earned the first place trophy at the Spartan/Tiger Turf War. They went 2-2 at the Regional Championship and were eliminated by State Semifinalist Owasso.

CPHS Baseball: Cal Watkins signs with Seminole State College

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Charles Page High School senior Cal Watkins signed a letter of intent Wednesday morning to play baseball for Seminole State College.

Watkins is a third-year Shortstop for the varsity team. As a junior he batted .339 with a .393 slugging average, .419 on-base percentage, 38 hits, 32 runs, 15 RBI, and 17 steals. He was named to the Academic All-Frontier Valley Conference team last season.

Seminole went 41-12 last year and will be led by first-year Head Coach Mack Chambers in the coming season. The Trojans have won 37 Region 2 Titles and 15 South Central District Titles.

Watkins will begin his senior season February 11th with a home scrimmage against Booker T. Washington. The Sandites are coming off a 24-12 finish under first-year Head Coach James Garrison. After a 4-6 start to the season they won fourteen games in a row and earned the first place trophy at the Spartan/Tiger Turf War. They went 2-2 at the Regional Championship and were eliminated by State Semifinalist Owasso.

CPHS Baseball: Kyler Copeland signs with College of the Ozarks

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Charles Page High School senior catcher Kyler Copeland signed a letter of intent Wednesday morning to play baseball for The College of the Ozarks in Point Lookout, Missouri.

This is Copeland’s third season on the varsity squad. As a junior he batted .272 with a .283 slugging average, .362 on-base percentage, 25 hits, 1 run, 16 RBI, and 1 steal.

The College of the Ozarks is a private Christian college competing in the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics. The Bobcats went 35-20 last season under fourth-year Head Coach Neale Richardson.

Copeland will begin his senior season February 11th with a home scrimmage against Booker T. Washington. The Sandites are coming off a 24-12 finish under first-year Head Coach James Garrison. After a 4-6 start to the season they won fourteen games in a row and earned the first place trophy at the Spartan/Tiger Turf War. They went 2-2 at the Regional Championship and were eliminated by State Semifinalist Owasso.

CPHS Softball: Madelyn Blair signs with University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma

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Charles Page High School senior pitcher Madelyn Blair signed a letter of intent Wednesday morning to play softball for the defending NAIA National Champions, the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma.

Blair was a four-year starter for the Lady Sandites, pitching and playing infield. She finished her senior season with a .353 batting average, .576 slugging average, .372 on-base percentage, 30 hits, 16 runs, 20 RBI, and 4 home runs. On the mound she went 8-3 with a 1.6 ERA, 1.3 WHIP, and 41 strikeouts in 75 innings. In her career she amassed a 27-8 record.

USAO is located in Chickasha and competes in the Sooner Athletic Conference and National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics. They are coming off a 57-5 record, SAC Conference Runner-Up finish, and NAIA National Title under fifth-year Head Coach Jadyn Wallis.

The Lady Sandites won four-straight Regional Championships during Blair’s career, as well as the 2018 Bixby Tournament title and 6A Academic State Titles in 2016 and 2018. They made four State Tournament appearances and one State finals appearance in 2015.

Blair was named to the Academic All-Conference team all four years of her career, made the All-District team in 2016, 2017, and 2018, and the All-Region and All-State teams for the 2018 season.

CPHS Softball: Cameron Clemons signs with Northeastern State University

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Charles Page High School senior Cameron Clemons signed a letter of intent Wednesday morning to play softball for Northeastern State University.

Clemons played third base for the Lady Sandites for four years and amassed a .269 career batting average, .353 slugging average, and .328 on-base percentage with 74 hits, 67 runs, 60 RBI, and 1 home run. She was named to the 2018 All-Regional team and received an All-District Honorable Mention.

NSU is located in Tahlequah, Oklahoma and competes in the Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association. The RiverHawks went 30-26 last season under sixth-year Head Coach Clay Davis. Also on the RiverHawk roster is CPHS Class of 2016 graduate Jessica Schuler.

The Lady Sandites won four-straight Regional Championships during Clemons’s career, as well as the 2018 Bixby Tournament title and 6A Academic State Titles in 2016 and 2018. They made four State Tournament appearances and one State finals appearance in 2015.

CPHS Softball: Kimi Presnell signs with Rogers State University

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Charles Page High School senior Kimi Presnell signed a letter of intent Wednesday morning to play softball for Rogers State University.

Presnell was a four-year starter for the Lady Sandites at second base. As a senior she amassed a .462 batting average, .808 slugging average, and .529 on-base percentage with 48 hits, 44 runs, 26 RBI, 6 home runs, and 15 stolen bases.

RSU is located in Claremore, Oklahoma and competes in the National Collegiate Athletics Association Division II in the Heartland Conference. They will be joining the Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association in Fall of 2019. The Hillcats went 39-20 last season for a Conference Championship, led by fourth-year Head Coach Andrea Vaughan. It was their best record ever at the NCAA Division II level and Vaughan was named Conference and NCAA Division II Coach of the Year.

The Lady Sandites won four-straight Regional Championships during Presnell’s career, as well as the 2018 Bixby Tournament title and 6A Academic State Titles in 2016 and 2018. They made four State Tournament appearances and one State finals appearance in 2015.

Presnell was named to the All-District team in 2017 and 2018, was District Defensive Player of the Year in 2018 and made the All-Region and All-State teams this season.

CPHS Basketball: Destiny Johnson signs with University of Tulsa

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Charles Page High School senior Destiny Johnson signed a letter of intent Wednesday morning to play basketball for the University of Tulsa.

Johnson is a fourth-year starter for the varsity squad and was the number-two scorer on the team last season. She averaged 16.3 points, 5.7 rebounds, and 2 steals per game last season with a 48.1% field goal percentage and 65.7% free throw percentage. She recorded three double-doubles and led her team in scoring on ten occasions with a career-high of 31 points.

The University of Tulsa competes in the National Collegiate Athletic Association Division I and the American Athletic Conference. They went 10-21 last season under eighth-year Head Coach Matilda Mossman.

The Lady Sandites went 18-8 last season and advanced to the State Tournament for the second-straight year. They won their third-straight Bishop Kelley Invitational Championship, second-straight Regional Championship, and second-straight Area Championship. The Sandites also won the Coffeyville Interstate Classic during Johnson’s freshman and sophomore years and the Frontier Valley Conference Championship her sophomore year.

Johnson was named FVC Newcomer of the Year as a freshman. She made the FVC All-Conference team as a sophomore and junior and the All-Bishop Kelley Tournament team as a junior.

Johnson’s senior season will kick off November 27th at Ponca City High School.

CPHS Softball: Jacie Taber signs with Missouri State University

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Charles Page High School senior Jacie Taber signed a letter of intent Wednesday morning to play softball for Missouri State University.

Taber was a four-year starter for the Lady Sandites at pitcher and outfielder. As a senior she batted .411 with a .558 slugging average, .426 on-base percentage, 39 hits, 30 runs, 28 RBI, 2 home runs, and 11 steals.

Taber pitched a 6-1 record, 1.59 earned run average, 1.29 WHIP, and 33 strikeouts in 39.2 innings as a senior. In her career she went 35-11 with one save, a 1.99 ERA, 1.32 WHIP, and 255 strikeouts in 292.1 innings.

Missouri State is located in Springfield, Missouri and competes in the National Collegiate Athletic Association at the Division I level in the Missouri Valley Conference. The Bears went 32-20 last season under 31-year Head Coach Holly Hesse. Hesse has led her teams to a 781-767-2 record with two MVC regular season titles, five MVC Tournament titles, and five NCAA Tournament appearances.

The Lady Sandites won four-straight Regional Championships during Taber’s career, as well as the 2018 Bixby Tournament title and 6A Academic State Titles in 2016 and 2018. They made four State Tournament appearances and one State finals appearance in 2015.

Taber was named to the All-District team in 2016, 2017, and 2018 and was the District Pitcher of the Year the last two years. She made the All-Region and All-State teams in 2018.

CPHS Basketball: Holly Kersgieter signs with University of Kansas

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Charles Page High School senior Holly Kersgieter signed a letter of intent Wednesday morning to play basketball for the University of Kansas.

Kersgieter is a fourth-year starter for the varsity squad and was the number-one scorer on the team last season. She averaged 18.1 points, 7.3 rebounds, and 2.5 steals per game with a 49.7% field goal percentage and 73.1% free throw percentage. She recorded four double-doubles and led her team in scoring on sixteen occasions with a career-high of 29 points.

The University of Kansas is located in Lawrence and competes in the National Collegiate Athletic Association Division I in the Big 12 Conference. They went 12-18 last season under fourth-year Head Coach Brandon Schneider.

The Lady Sandites went 18-8 last season and advanced to the State Tournament for the second-straight year. They won their third-straight Bishop Kelley Invitational Championship, second-straight Regional Championship, and second-straight Area Championship. The Sandites also won the Coffeyville Interstate Classic during Kersgieter’s freshman and sophomore years and the Frontier Valley Conference Championship her sophomore year.

Kersgieter was named FVC Defensive Player of the Year as a sophomore and All-Bishop Kelley Tournament MVP as a junior. She made the FVC All-Conference team as a sophomore and junior, the All-Bishop Kelley Tournament team as a sophomore and junior, and the All-State team as a junior.

Kersgieter’s senior season will kick off November 27th at Ponca City High School.

CPHS Basketball: Isabella Regalado signs with Northeastern State University

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Charles Page High School senior Isabella Regalado signed a letter of intent Wednesday morning to play basketball for Northeastern State University in Tahlequah, Oklahoma.

Regalado is a fourth-year varsity player and was the number-three scorer on the team last season. She averaged 9.3 points and 4.8 rebound per game last season with a 31.3% field goal percentage and 69.1% free throw percentage. She led her team in scoring on three occasions with a career-high of 23 points and was given a Frontier Valley Conference Honorable Mention in 2018.

NSU competes in the Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association. They went 10-17 last season under first-year Head Coach Fala Bullock.

The Lady Sandites went 18-8 last season and advanced to the State Tournament for the second-straight year. They won their third-straight Bishop Kelley Invitational Championship, second-straight Regional Championship, and second-straight Area Championship. The Sandites also won the Coffeyville Interstate Classic during Regalado’s freshman and sophomore years and the Frontier Valley Conference Championship her sophomore year.

Regalado’s senior season will kick off November 27th at Ponca City High School.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Large - West
Coach Keith Coleman (Piedmont)

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

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

2018 Individual Stats

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Grand Slams
1 Luttrell

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Pitching

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

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

Strikeouts
41 Blair
33 Taber
21 Bechtold
16 Taff

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

SE Williams Stadium
1514 East Zion Street
Tulsa, Oklahoma 74106

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

Last Week

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

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

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

This Season

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The Programs

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

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

The Series (Booker T. Washington 14-7)

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

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

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

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

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

2018 State Leaders

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

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

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

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

Kick-Avg
45-33 Weiser

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

PAT
27/30 Weiser

Field Goals
1-26 Weiser

Tackles
96 Cramer
43 Bratcher
37 Haley
32 Peterman
30 Adcock

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

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

Breakups
6 Adcock
5 Haley
4 Bratcher
2 Mackey

Interceptions
1 Dudley
1 Hawkins

Forced Fumbles
1 Bratcher
1 Cramer

Fumble Recoveries
2 Glass
1 Peterman
1 Rutledge

Blocked Kicks
2 Mackey

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

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

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

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

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

Memorial Stadium
600 North Adams Road
Sand Springs, OK 74063

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

Last Week

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

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

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

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

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

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

This Season

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The Programs

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

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

The Series (Sapulpa 44-42-5)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

2018 Stat Leaders

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

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

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

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

Kick-Avg
37-33 Weiser

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

PAT
21/24 Weiser

Field Goals
1-26 Weiser

Tackles
88 Cramer
39 Bratcher
33 Haley
29 Peterman
27 Adcock

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

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

Breakups
5 Adcock
4 Bratcher
4 Haley
2 Mackey

Interceptions
1 Dudley
1 Hawkins

Forced Fumbles
1 Bratcher
1 Cramer

Fumble Recoveries
2 Glass
1 Peterman
1 Rutledge

Blocked Kicks
2 Mackey