CPHS Volleyball: Sandites go 0-5 at brutally tough Union Tournament

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The Charles Page High School varsity volleyball team (1-6) went 0-for-5 at the Union Invitational Tournament this past weekend against a field that was so tough, the defending 6A State Champions could only finish fourth.

Victory Christian (6-1) won sets of 25-23, 25-13, and 25-8, scoring 37 kills, five blocks, and five aces. Sand Springs had the defending 4A State Champions on their heels for most of the first set, leading from 5-4 till 19-18, and tied it three times from there before the Conquerors finished with back-to-back kills.

Victory committed twelve errors in the first set, but cleaned it up from there and the Sandites had to lean entirely on their own abilities. The Conquerors took an early 5-1 lead in set two and Sand Springs never managed to catch up. In set three Victory went on a 15-1 run for a 21-5 advantage and their 6A foes were too far behind to recover.

Sand Springs played a more balanced match against a returning State Qualifier in Edmond North (5-1), falling 25-19, 25-18, and 25-11. The Huskies jumped out to a 6-3 lead in game one, but Devree Youngblood and Madison Burris pushed their team to a 7-6 advantage. The lead changed five more times from there. Burris served back-to-back aces for a 10-8 edge and Youngblood aced for a 13-11 lead, but Edmond won four straight rallies to secure the advantage for the remainder of the set.

After a 3-0 start in set two, the Sandites fell behind and never again got in front of Edmond, but hung close till a six-rally run from the Huskies at 23-13. Cloe Campfield scored two kills, Burris aced, and Sophie Singleton combined on a block with Jacelyn Smith to keep things competitive, but the Huskies eventually put it away.

Game three was a Husky railroad as they won the first nine rallies and never looked back. Senior Kamryn Bacus led all scorers with seventeen kills, one block, and four aces for the Huskies. Campfield led Sand Springs in kills with five, while Burris had four kills and three aces.

In the third Friday match the girls took on the defending 5A State Champions from Bishop Kelley (4-2) and went down 25-18, 25-18, and 25-16. The Comets recorded 29 kills to the Sandites’ 19, led by Abby Medico with ten and Audrey Buford with eight.

Sand Springs led twice in the first set, four times in the second, and only once in the third, but were competitive in all three. Campfield had a team-high five kills, followed by Wyrick and Youngblood with four apiece. Burris had six assists and Mong had five assists and three digs.

Saturday went much the way of Friday, with a pair of 3-0 losses to Union (2-6) and Stillwater (3-5). Stillwater won 25-18, 25-21, and 25-16, then Union won 25-16, 25-22, and 25-20 in the 7th place match.

Pool A Results
Edmond North 3-2 Victory Christian
Edmond North 3-0 Bishop Kelley
Edmond North 3-0 Sand Springs
Victory Christian 3-0 Sand Springs
Victory Christian 3-0 Bishop Kelley
Bishop Kelley 3-0 Sand Springs

Pool B Results
Norman North 3-0 Union
Norman North 3-2 Edmond Santa Fe
Norman North 3-1 Stillwater
Edmond Santa Fe 3-0 Stillwater
Edmond Santa Fe 3-0 Union
Stillwater 3-1 Union

Bracket Round One
Bishop Kelley 3-0 Union
Stillwater 3-0 Sand Springs
Edmond North 3-1 Edmond Santa Fe
Victory Christian 3-2 Norman North

Placement Matches
1st
Victory Christian 3-2 Edmond North
3rd Norman North 3-0 Edmond Santa Fe
5th
Bishop Kelley 3-1 Stillwater
7th Union 3-0 Sand Springs

Sand Springs vs. Victory Christian
(Sand Springs Stats)
Kills: Youngblood 6, Campfield 3, Burris 2, Wyrick 2, Smith 2, Blaylock 1.
Assists: Mong 5, Burris 4, Youngblood 2, Blaylock 1.
Assisted Blocks: Wyrick 2, Campfield 1, Youngblood 1.
Digs: Wicker 1, Youngblood 1, Blaylock 1.
Aces: Blaylock 2, Campfield 1.

Sand Springs vs. Edmond North
(Sand Springs Stats)
Kills: Campfield 5, Youngblood 4, Burris 4, Mong 2, Wyrick 2, Harris 1.
Assists: Burris 5, Mong 5, Blaylock 1.
Assisted Blocks: Singleton 2, Smith 2, Burris 1, Wyrick 1.
Digs: Blaylock 2, Youngblood 1, Wicker 1, Mong 1, Burris 1.
Aces: Burris 3, Wicker 1, Youngblood 1, Smith 1.
(Edmond North Stats)
Kills: Bacus 17, Goerke 8, DeGrace 5, Holmes 4, Hilliard 2, Murray 1, Burleson 1, Li 1.
Solo Blocks: Goerke 1.
Assisted Blocks: Bacus 1, Hilliard 1.
Aces: Bacus 4, Holmes 1.

Sand Springs vs. Bishop Kelley
(Sand Springs Stats)
Kills: Campfield 5, Wyrick 4, Youngblood 4, Burris 1, Harris 1, Mong 1, Blaylock 1, Singleton 1, Smith 1.
Assists: Burris 6, Mong 5, Blaylock 2.
Assisted Blocks: Burris 1, Smith 1.
Digs: Mong 3, Blaylock 2, Campfield 1.
(Bishop Kelley Stats)
Kills: Medico 10, Buford 8, Ozment 4, Frette 2, Barton 2, Percy 1.
Assisted Blocks: Ozment 1, Percy 1.
Aces: Frette 2, Ernst 1, Medico 1, Buford 1.

Sand Springs hosts All-State wrestling, West wins both duals

Charles Page High School in Sand Springs hosted the Oklahoma Coaches Association All-State Duals Wednesday night at the Ed Dubie Field House, and the Western squads defeated the East in both Large and Small classifications.

Sand Springs had one senior wrestler receive an All State commendation, but he was unable to compete due to a shoulder injury. Baker University-commit Scott Patton won thirty straight matches his senior year, finishing with a 31-2 record and 2nd Place medal at the State Tournament. Broken Arrow’s Diego Maturino filled in for Patton in the 160 pounds spot.

Overall, western athletes won fifteen matches, the east won nine, and two matches resulted in ties. The Large West squad coached by Duncan’s Bobby Cook won its dual 36-21 over the Eastern unit coached by Durant’s Jim Taylor.

The dual started with a 2-2 tie after a scoreless overtime period between David Boucher and Dominic Derr. Cameron Picklo got a payback win at 138 pounds with a 4-2 decision over State Champion Spencer Schickram, who he was pinned by at the State Tournament. Two-time State Champion Kobi Gomez won a 4-2 overtime decision against three-time State Finalist Gage Hight to tie the dual at 12-12.

The West won seven straight matches and Carson Savage clinched the dual with a fall at 195. The East evened things up a little bit with a decision at 220 and an upset at heavyweight. 6A State Runner-Up Caleb Orr pinned two-time 5A State Champion Josh Heindselman to wrap the night up.

The Small West company coached by Anadarko’s Craig Pruitt rolled to a 30-9 advantage before the East began to battle back. Wagoner coach Micco Charboneau rallied his boys to win their final four matches for a close 30-27 defeat.

The Small West won their first two matches and never trailed in the dual. Thaddeus Long and Logan Farrell battled to a 4-4 tie in a rematch of 4A State Finals. Wesley Scott picked up a fall for the East, then viewers were treated to yet another Finals rematch. Kobe Kizarr repeated his State Championship win with a 3-0 decision against Price Perrier to kick off a five-match win streak.

Alec McDoulett won 11-4 in a battle of State Runners-Up against Abel Perez and 3A State Runner-Up Tyler Lavey knocked off State Champion Luke Ahrberg 6-4. Nathan Ulmer kicked off the Eastern rally attempt by pinning Denver Dahlenburg. Teaguen Wilson had the chance to tie the dual with a pin in the final match, but had to settle for a 4-1 decision.

Prior to the dual, awards were presented to the coaches and wrestlers of the year in each classification.

Oklahoma Wrestling Coaches Association Awards
Region 1 Coach of the Year - Brian Picklo (Mustang)
Region 2 Coach of the Year - Laddie Rupp (Cushing)
Region 3 Coach of the Year - Micco Charboneau (Wagoner)
Region 4 Coach of the Year - Michael Miller (Lawton MacArthur)
Region 5 Coach of the Year - Andy Howington (Marlow)
Region 6 Coach of the Year - Josh Cunningham (McAlester)
Region 7 Coach of the Year - Shawn Jones (Broken Arrow)
Region 8 Coach of the Year - J. Wesley Ruth (Del City)
3A Head Coach of the Year - Andy Howington (Marlow)
3A Assistant Coach of the Year - Keith Kizarr (Marlow)
4A Head Coach of the Year - Laddie Rupp (Cushing)
4A Assistant Coach of the Year - Bobby Williams (Tuttle)
5A Head Coach of the Year - Erik Ford (Piedmont)
5A Assistant Coach of the Year - Luke Brummett (Skiatook)
6A Head Coach of the Year - Shawn Jones (Broken Arrow)
6A Assistant Coach of the Year - Rod Jones (Broken Arrow)
Junior High Coach of the Year - Casy Rowell (Comanche)
Official of the Year - Danny Blackshear
3A Wrestler of the Year - Drake Barbee (Blackwell)
4A Wrestler of the Year - Thaddeus Long (McLain)
5A Wrestler of the Year - Josh Heindselman (Piedmont)
6A Wrestler of the Year - Zane Coleman (Choctaw)
Wrestler of the Year (All Classes) - Josh Heindselman (Piedmont)

Small West 30 Small East 27
113: Remington White (Walters) FALL Kaleb Harris (Sallisaw), 6-0.
120: Jaxon Miller (Comanche) 5-3 Luke Montgomery (Bristow), 9-0.
126: Logan Farrell (Tuttle) 4-4 Thaddeus Long (McLain), 12-3.
132: Wesley Scott (Pawnee) FALL Nikolas Gers (Blanchard), 12-9.
138: Kobey Kizarr (Marlow) 3-0 Price Perrier (Pawhuska), 15-9.
145: Stone Snodgrass (Kingfisher) 1-0 Alec Capehart (Sallisaw), 18-9.
152: Alec McDoulett (Little Axe) 11-4 Abel Perez (Catoosa), 21-9.
160: Tyler Lavey (Marlow) 6-4 Jacob Ahrberg (Cushing), 24-9.
170: Ethon Hamrick (Comanche) FALL Tyler Bingham (Tecumseh), 30-9.
182: Nathan Ulmer (Poteau) FALL Denver Dahlenburg (Hinton), 30-15.
195: Eriq Simpson (Cushing) FALL John Mark Holten (Anadarko), 30-21.
220: Drake Barbee (Blackwell) 7-4 Cameron Gregg (Pauls Valley), 30-24.
285: Teaguen Wilson (Perry) 4-1 Chase Merkey (Geary), 30-27.

Large West 36 Large East 21
113: David Boucher (Bartlesville) 2-2 Dominic Derr (Westmoore), 3-3.
120: Laif Jones (Bartlesville) 11-2 Jayston Cato (Carl Albert), 3-7.
126: Mitchell Lance (Piedmont) 4-0 Ty Nohelty (McAlester), 6-7.
132: Reece Witcraft (Broken Arrow) TECH Kylon Burgert (Yukon), 6-12.
138: Cameron Picklo (Mustang) 4-2 Spencer Schickram (Ponca City), 9-12.
145: Kobi Gomez (Altus) 5-2 SV Gage Hight (Glenpool), 12-12.
152: Kyle Knowles (Edmond Memorial) FALL Ja’len Hernandez (Union), 18-12.
160: Hunter Jump (Duncan) 4-2 Diego Maturino (Broken Arrow), 21-12.
170: Zane Coleman (Choctaw) FALL Mason Seth (Muskogee), 27-12.
182: Christian Maldonado (Lawton MacArthur) DECISION Abram Arechiga (Ponca City), 30-12.
195: Carson Savage (Deer Creek) FALL Braxton Kearns (Glenpool), 36-12.
220: Tony Opichka (Choctaw) DECISION Matt Woods (Lawton MacArthur), 36-15.
285: Caleb Orr (Jenks) FALL Josh Heindselman (Piedmont), 36-21.