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 fall 71-50 to Southwest Christian Academy

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The Class 6A No. 8 ranked Charles Page High School boys’ basketball team (5-1) suffered their first defeat Friday night at the Tulsa Memorial Veterans Arena Invitational. After their first 5-0 start since 2015, the winning streak came to a close with their first-ever loss at the tournament, which they have been attending since 2015.

Sand Springs lost 71-50 to Southwest Christian Academy (6-3) out of Little Rock, Arkansas. The Lions had an average height of more than six inches on the Sandites, and it showed in almost every statistical category. The Southwest roster boasted thirteen players from nine different countries, all above 6’0”, with multiple Division I recruits.

The Sandites were without leading-scorer, 6’4” junior Davon Richardson, and 6’6” sophomore Jaden Hurd got his first varsity start. Cale Savage led the Sandites in scoring for the third time in his career with twelve points. Marlo Fox had ten points as the only other Sandite in double-digits. Senior Kason Hughes came off the bench for a career-best seven points, all in the fourth quarter.

6’10” Western Kentucky-commit Nick Ongenda put the Sandites on notice with a dunk mere seconds into the game, then 6’09” Belarus-native Enoch Boarkye made a three-point play off a foul from Hurd for the 5-0 lead.

Cole Durkee hit a three-pointer to get Sand Springs on the board and Savage hit two from the stripe and one from deep for their only lead of the game. Jathen Mills tied it up and the Lions surged back out front with a ten-point streak before Savage drained another three. Savage and Fox scored four more from the stripe to tie it at 15-15 after one quarter.

Southwest opened the second period with a fourteen-point run and closed on a six-point streak for a staggering 40-24 halftime advantage, led by Ogenda with twelve. Cale Savage also had twelve for the Sandites, but while Southwest had eight players in the scorebook, Sand Springs only had four.

Things didn’t improve for Sand Springs in the third quarter and the Lions went on a 11-3 run to close out the period with a comfortable 56-35 lead. The fourth period was another 15-15 tie.

Sand Springs shot a season-low 33% in the field, but went 13-of-17 at the charity stripe. They were out-rebounded 36 to a season-low seventeen, but came up with ten steals and committed only thirteen fouls.

The Sandites will return to action Saturday at 1:30 p.m. against the HFC (Hoops For Christ) Warriors (6-7) out of Oklahoma City. The Warriors are coming off a 87-56 loss to tournament host 5A No. 1 Memorial (6-2).

SWCA 71 CPHS 50
1Q
All 15-15
2Q
SWCA 25-9
3Q
SWCA 16-11
4Q
All 15-15
Free Throws:
CPHS 13-of-17, SWCA 9-of-16.
Field Goals:
SWCA 27-of-50, CPHS 15-of-45.
Offensive Rebounds:
SWCA 7, CPHS 5.
Defensive Rebounds:
SWCA 29, CPHS 12.
Total Rebounds:
SWCA 36, CPHS 17.
Steals:
CPHS 10, SWCA 7.
Blocks:
SWCA 5, CPHS 1.
Fouls:
CPHS 13, SWCA 18.

(Sand Springs Stats)
Scoring: Cale Savage 12, Fox 10, Minney 8, Durkee 8, Hughes 7, Hurd 4, Hawkins 1.
Offensive Rebounds:
Quier 1, Minney 1, Durkee 1, Hurd 1, Hawkins 1.
Defensive Rebounds:
Cale Savage 3, Fox 3, Durkee 2, Hurd 2, Hawkins 2, Cason Savage 1.
Total Rebounds:
Cale Savage 3, Fox 3, Durkee 3, Hurd 3, Hawkins 2, Quier 1, Minney 1, Cason Savage 1.
Assists:
Fox 3, Cale Savage 1, Minney 1, Hawkins 1.
Steals:
Hawkins 3, Cale Savage 2, Minney 2, Quier 1, Fox 1, Durkee 1.
Blocks:
Hawkins 1.
Fouls:
Minney 5, Hurd 4, Fox 2, Durkee 1, Hawkins 1.

(Southwest Christian)
Scoring: Ongenda 14, Sims 11, Krupalija 9, Chen 9, Plotnikov 8, Mijoljcic 6, Boakye 5, Stojanov 4, Gashi 3, Mawein 2.

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 Volleyball: Sandites end season 7-18 with Regional loss to Broken Arrow

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The Charles Page High School varsity volleyball team (7-18) took on the Frontier Valley Conference Champions from No. 9 ranked Broken Arrow (20-13) Tuesday evening at Owasso High School.

The Lady Sandites fell in sets of 25-23, 25-11, and 25-12 in the first round of the Regional Championship to end their season.

Macy Blackburn scored the first kill for Broken Arrow, the Tigers made a service error, then scored on a kill from Mackenzie McGuire. The Sandites rattled off four straight wins from there for a 5-2 lead. Madison Blaylock made an impressive dig that the Tigers let fall undefended. Cheyenne Henry made a kill, then combined on a block with Rachel Hines.

The teams traded blows till the Tigers dug themselves into an 11-7 deficit with three-straight errors. A quick timeout to adjust and they rattled off five straight points with four kills. Devree Youngblood tied it at 12-12, Cloe Campfield tied it at 13-13, and Henry tied it at 14-14 before the Sandites put together a three point run for the 18-15 lead with a kill from Henry and a block from Henry and Youngblood.

Sand Springs stayed out front till 20-17, then the Tigers rattled off four straight. The set tied three more times before Kiana Clark and Gracie Daniels combined on a block for the 25-23 victory. Henry was the star of the game with five kills and two blocks.

Broken Arrow buried Sand Springs in an early 13-5 deficit in set two with a 10-1 run and the Sandites never recovered. Sand Springs committed ten errors with only three kills, and the Tigers cleaned up their serve game with four aces and half as many service errors in the 25-11 beat down.

Game three started as another back and forth affair. Broken Arrow started to pull ahead at 8-5, then committed four errors to give the Sandites the lead. Olivia Boss tied it at 9-9, Vanessa Wyrick killed for the lead, then the Tigers got back into their groove with eight straight rallies to knock the Sandites out of contention.

The Tigers, who went undefeated in conference action this season, were defeated 3-0 by the hosting Rams in the Regional finals. Owasso and Jenks are the lone FVC teams to advance to the State Tournament.

BAHS 3 CPHS 0
(25-23, 25-11, 25-12)
Kills: BAHS 35, CPHS 15
Blocks: BAHS 5, CPHS 3.
Aces: BAHS 6.
Service Errors: CPHS 3, BAHS 8.
Total Errors: BAHS 28, CPHS 29.
(Sand Springs Stats)
Kills: Henry 6, Youngblood 4, Campfield 3, Burris 1, Wyrick 1.
Assists: Burris 11, Mong 3.
Assisted Blocks: Henry 3, Hines 1, Youngblood 1, Burris 1.
Digs: Blaylock 12, Burris 2, Youngblood 1, Mong 1, Hines 1.

Regional Champions
No. 1 Edmond Santa Fe (29-3)
No. 2 Stillwater (26-5)
No. 3 Edmond Memorial (24-8)
No. 4 Deer Creek (23-7)
No. 5 Norman North (25-8)
No. 6 Jenks (21-15)
No. 7 Edmond North (22-10)
No. 8 Owasso (25-9)

CPHS Softball: Sandites host Regional Championship Tuesday and Wednesday

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Season Stats

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Triples
2 Presnell
2 Skaggs
1 Clemons
1 Usher

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

Grand Slams
1 Luttrell

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Pitching

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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