CPHS Softball: Freshman Nataley Crawford pitches no-hitter 5-0 shutout of Tahlequah


The Charles Page High School fast pitch softball team (4-0) continued their undefeated start to the season and notched their third shutout Friday morning against Tahlequah (1-3). Freshman Nataley Crawford pitched a five-inning no-hitter with seven strikeouts and two walks in her varsity debut on the mound.

The Sandites previously beat Tahlequah 5-0 in their season opener on Monday, and repeated the feat in the first round of the Broken Arrow Invitational tournament.

Madison Lee singled and scored on a passed ball in the first inning. Jolee McNally hit an RBI single in the second to score Avery Tanner, but the Sandites stranded loaded bases as Sabrina Usher’s nine at-bat hitting streak came to an end.

Crawford struck out the side in the top of the third and sent two groundballs to first in the fourth inning. Felicity Horn hit an RBI triple and scored on a single from Lee, then Crawford singled in Lee for the final run of the game.

Sand Springs outhit Tahlequah 10-0 with no errors and only three strikeouts.

CPHS Softball: Sandites shut out Bartlesville 19-0, biggest win in five years


The Charles Page High School fast pitch softball team (3-0, 1-0) walked away with their biggest win in five seasons Thursday afternoon, pummeling Bartlesville 19-0 in a non-district tune up before their weekend tournament.

The Sandites recorded fifteen hits, including home runs from Sabrina Usher and Makenna Skaggs. Usher, a Rogers State University-committed senior, marked her second-straight four-for-four performance at the plate with four runs and six RBI. She has hit home runs in two straight games, and hit for the cycle against Ponca City on Tuesday.

Usher kicked off the day with a two-RBI double in the first inning, then scored on an error. Skaggs hit a two-run homer for a 5-0 lead to end the inning. Usher’s homer was the lone run of the second.

Sand Springs stranded two in the third, but Usher got them back on track in the fourth with an RBI single. Things quickly began to fall apart for the Bruins, who walked seven and gave up eight hits in the inning. Felicity Horn, Madison Lee, Usher, Lauren Hammock, Avery Tanner, Jolee McNally, Drew Hawkins, Rachel Jones, Jaden Jordan, and Jordyn Pearson all scored in the thirteen-run inning.

Mackenzie Bechtold (1-0, 5-0) picked up her first win of the season, throwing one hit, two strikeouts, and two walks. Sydney Price took the loss for Bartlesville with five hits, two strikeouts, and one walk.

Bartlesville (0-3, 0-2) will return to district action Friday at 4:30 p.m. with a double header against Choctaw (3-0, 3-0). Sand Springs will compete in the Broken Arrow Tournament Friday. They will play Tahlequah (1-1) at 10:00 a.m. on Field 3, Westmoore (1-0) at 11:00 a.m. on Field 4, and Hilldale (0-0) at 5:00 p.m. on Field 4 in Arrowhead Park.

CPHS Volleyball: Sandites sweep Okay 3-0 in home opener


The Charles Page High School varsity volleyball team (1-1) picked up its first win of the season Thursday evening at the Ed Dubie Field House with a 3-0 non-conference sweep of Okay (1-1). The Lady Sandites won sets of 25-13, 25-21, and 25-15.

The eventual victor was clear from the very beginning as the Sandites won twelve straight rallies in the first set, led by McKenzie Harris with three kills.

Game two was far closer with the Sandites’ longest streak coming in at five rallies. Lexi Erb scored four kills and an ace to keep her team competitive. The final fen rallies were a five-five split between the two teams, with Devree Youngblood scoring the game-winner.

The Sandites started the third set 4-0 with kills from Madison Burris and Vanessa Wyrick, and a pair of aces from Raylynn Mong, then pushed their lead to 7-1 with an ace from Cloe Campfield. The Lady Mustangs cut the gap to 8-7 and hung tight till Erb notched a kill and an ace at 12-11. Then Sand Springs ran away with it and sailed to a 25-15 finish.

Youngblood led all scorers with eight kills, followed by Wyrick and Campfield with six each. Mong recorded a team-high eleven assists, followed by Burris with ten. Erb finished with seven kills for the Mustangs.

Sand Springs will return to action Friday morning at 10:30 a.m. when they play the defending 4A State Champions from Victory Christian (2-0) in the first round of the Union Invitational. They will play Edmond North (1-0) at 12:00 p.m. and the defending 5A State Champions from Bishop Kelley (1-0) at 3:00 p.m.

Okay will host Tulsa NOAH (2-0) Monday at 6:00 p.m.

(Sand Springs Stats)
Kills: Youngblood 8, Wyrick 6, Campfield 6, Burris 4, Harris 4, Smith 2, Robbins 1.
Assists: Mong 11, Burris 10, Blaylock 2, Harris 1.
Blocks: Youngblood 2, Smith 2.
Digs: Blacklock 4, Burris 1, Wicker 1, Youngblood 1, Robbins 1.
Aces: Mong 2, Burris 1, Campfield 1.
(Okay Stats)
Kills: Erb 7, Walters 3, K. Green 3.
Blocks: Erb 2, S. Green 1, Walters 1.
Aces: Erb 2, K. Green 1, Hopkins 1.

CPHS Softball: Three Sandites hit home runs in 11-1 drubbing of Ponca City

Three Sandites hit home runs, two had triples, and two had doubles Tuesday afternoon in Ponca City as the Charles Page High School softball team (2-0, 1-0) notched their first district win of the season, 11-1 against the Wildcats (1-1, 0-1).

Senior standout Sabrina Usher went four-for-four at the plate, leading the team in hits with a single, a double, a triple, and a homer for two runs and five RBI.

Felicity Horn hit the first home run of the season in the first at-bat of the game, followed by back-to-back triples from Madison Lee and Usher. Usher scored on a passed ball for the 3-0 first inning lead. Mackenzie Bechtold reached on a passed ball in the second inning and Horn doubled. Both came in on a homer from Lee.

Usher hit a three-run homer in the fourth to score Horn and Lee. Jaden Jordan and Makenna Skaggs singled, then Skaggs stole third and scored on a fielder’s choice to make it 10-1. Usher batted in Lee in the fifth for the final run of the game.

The Wildcats’ lone run came on a third inning error. Aliyah Taff (2-0, 6-6) got the win on the mound with five hits, six strikeouts, and one walk. She struck out three in the bottom of the fifth to strand two runners and secure the run-rule victory.

The Sandites will return to action Thursday at home when they host Bartlesville (0-1) in a 5:30 p.m. non-district game.

District Standings
1-0 Sand Springs (2-0)
1-1 Shawnee (1-2)
1-1 Sapulpa (1-1)
0-0 Muskogee (0-1)
0-0 Jenks (0-0)
0-0 Owasso (0-0)
0-1 Ponca City (1-1)

CPHS Volleyball: Sandites fall 3-0 to Broken Arrow in season debut


The Charles Page High School varsity volleyball team suffered a 3-0 defeat at the hands of the defending Frontier Valley Conference Champions Tuesday evening in Broken Arrow, losing in sets of 25-9, 25-10, and 25-13.

“We played a really good team in Broken Arrow,” said first-year Head Coach Derek Jackson. “They played above their norm and we played below ours, not a good combination.”

Things started fairly even with Vanessa Wyrick and Devree Youngblood combining on a block, followed by a pair of early kills from Madison Burris and Cloe Campfield. But the home team quickly found their legs and won six straight rallies for a 16-7 lead. An error and a kill from Youngblood gave the Sandites their last points of the set, then the Tigers won the remaining nine rallies. Macy Blackburn led all scorers with five kills in the game.

The second set was equally lopsided in the Tigers’ favor, though the runs were never quite as long. Natalie Morales and Haylie Jones combined for five aces, while Youngblood had her best round for Sand Springs with three kills and an assist. Sand Springs kept up through most of the third game and was only down 11-8 before the Tigers went on a six-point run and never looked back.

“We had some good moments and some great rallies with them,” said Jackson. “Got to string them together a little more often.”

Youngblood and Campfield scored five kills apiece, followed by sophomore Jacelyn Smith with four. Madison Burris and Raylynn Mong each recorded four assists, while Smith and Sophie Singleton had two blocks apiece. Youngblood led the defense with four digs.

Broken Arrow will compete in the Norman Tournament this Friday, while the Sandites will host Okay (1-0) in their home opener Thursday.

Frontier Valley Conference Standings
1-0 Broken Arrow (1-0)
1-0 Sapulpa (1-0)
1-0 Bixby (1-0)
1-0 Owasso (1-0)
1-0 Jenks (1-0)
0-1 Bartlesville (0-1)
0-1 Union (0-1)
0-1 Booker T. Washington (0-1)
0-1 Muskogee (0-1)
0-1 Sand Springs (0-1)

(Sand Springs Stats)
Kills: Campfield 5, Youngblood 5, Smith 4, Burris 2, Wyrick 1, Mong 1.
Assists: Burris 4, Mong 4, Youngblood 1, Smith 1.
Blocks: Smith 2, Singleton 2, Youngblood 1, Wyrick 1.
Digs: Youngblood 4, Blaylock 2, Campfield 1, Smith 1.
(Broken Arrow Stats)
Kills: Blackburn 7, Boss 5, McGuire 5, Smith 4, Daniels 3, Hathhorn 3, Clark 3, Mullins 2, Jones 1, Floyd 1.
Aces: Morales 4, Jones 2, Ferguson 1, McGuire 1.
Blocks: Clark 2, Blackburn 1.

CPHS Softball Season Preview: Q&A with Head Coach Shelli Brown


The Charles Page High School varsity softball team kicked off the 2019 Fast Pitch season with a convincing 5-0 shutout of Tahlequah Monday evening and will play their first district game Tuesday at 4:30 p.m. in Ponca City.

The Sandites are coming off a 23-9 season and State Tournament appearance. They have won over 70% of their games for four-straight seasons and have won four-straight Regional Championships.

Several upperclassmen will be returning with extensive hitting and fielding experience. Felicity Horn (.345), Makenna Skaggs (.353), and Sabrina Usher (.458) will lead the offensive. The three combined for 94 hits, 80 runs, and 79 RBI last season, with Usher hitting 9 home runs. Aliyah Taff (5-6) will lead the bullpen as the lone returning pitcher.

Head Coach Shelli Brown is in her 23rd year at the helm and owns a 551-303 record at Sand Springs.

Which players do you expect to be leaders this season?

“My senior group has been doing a great job of leading this team. They have made it to the State Tournament now 3 years in a row and they use part of that to help motivate this team. The team chemistry is coming together and they’re doing a great job with incorporating new players into our program.”

Which newcomers do you expect to make a difference?

“I hope all of our players will make a difference. We have some young players that are getting that next level of experience and some of our returners are filling some big shoes left from our senior class last season.”

Team strengths and weaknesses going into the season?

“Team strengths will be chemistry and working together. They want to accomplish their team goals and they have the work ethic to make that happen.

“Hopefully we can turn a weakness into our strengths. I think the more this team gets to play together the stronger they will become as a unit and hopefully we will accomplish the goals we set for ourselves.”

Do you have any particular teams circled on the schedule?

“Every game is important to us. We take one day at a time and one game at a time. Our strength of our schedule will hopefully help us compete throughout the season.”

Do you have a particular coaching style/philosophy? How has it developed over your career?

“I believe in our kids and my coaches. Our community gives us great support. Our alumni have built this program and have helped us set our expectations high. We have established a tradition of success and it takes a great coaching staff and great kids.”

Who are some of your coaching influences?

“My parents. My past coaches, who I still have conversations with throughout the year. I had the opportunity to coach with Sheri Coale (University of Oklahoma Women’s Basketball) early in my coaching career which was also a great influence. My coaching staff present and past has given me great opportunities to have great relationships and have memories that will always stay with me.”

What is your life like outside of coaching/teaching? Hobbies, interests, family?

“I have a great family. We are very close. We love to go to the lake and fish. I love to work in my yard. It’s relaxing to me. I like to travel when I have the time, which isn’t as often as I like.”

Coaching Staff

Head Coach - Shelli Brown
Assistant Coach - Brooke Smart
Assistant Coach - Jenny Owen
Assistant Coach - Brad Ehmke
JV Coach - Patty Keho
JV Coach - Courtney Harbaugh

1 - Avery Tanner (Sophomore) C/2B/OF
2 - Drew Hawkins (Junior) 2B/OF
5 - Jolee McNally (Sophomore) 2B/SS/OF
6 - Aliyah Taff (Junior) P/OF
10 - Makenna Skaggs (Senior) C/3B/OF
11 - Rachael Jones (Senior) OF/Utility
12 - Madison Lee (Junior) SS/2B
13 - Nataley Crawford (Freshman) P/SS
14 - Jordyn Pearson (Senior) P/OF
15 - Raegan Rector (Sophomore) P/1B/OF
18 - Felicity Horn (Senior) C/2B/OF
19 - Lauren Hammock (Sophomore) 1B/OF
21 - Sabrina Usher (Senior) C
25 - Mackenzie Bechtold (Senior) P/1B
27 - Olivia Alexander (Freshman) C
28 - Jaden Jordan (Freshman) 1B

Varsity Schedule
8.12 Tahlequah (H) - 6:30 p.m.
8.13 Ponca City (A) - 4:30 p.m.
8.15 Bartlesville (H) - 5:30 p.m.
8.16 Tahlequah (Broken Arrow) - 10:00 a.m.
8.16 Westmoore (Broken Arrow) - 11:00 a.m.
8.16 Tahlequah Sequoyah (Broken Arrow) - 5:00 p.m.
8.17 Yukon (Broken Arrow) - 9:00 a.m.
8.17 Broken Arrow (A) - 12:30 p.m.
8.17 TBA (Broken Arrow) - 4:00 p.m. or 5:30 p.m.
8.20 Sapulpa (H) - 5:00 p.m.
8.22 Claremore (RSU) - 10:00 a.m.
8.22 Coweta (RSU) - 11:30 a.m.
8.23 Newcastle (Stillwater) - 10:00 a.m.
8.23 Elk City (Stillwater) - 1:15 p.m.
8.26 Jenks (A) - 5:00 p.m.
8.27 Muskogee (H) - 5:00 p.m.
8.29 Shawnee (A) - 5:00 p.m.
9.5 Sapulpa (H) - 5:00 p.m.
9.6 - 9.7 Choctaw Tournament
9.10 Ponca City (H) - 5:00 p.m.
9.12 Owasso (A) - 7:00 p.m.
9.17 Muskogee (A) - 5:00 p.m.
9.19 Shawnee (H) - 5:00 p.m.
9.24 Owasso (H) - 5:30 p.m.
9.26 Jenks (H) - 5:00 p.m.
9.27 - 9.28 NSU Tournament
10.1 Collinsville (H) - 5:00 p.m.
10.3 Oologah (A) - 5:00 p.m.

CPHS Softball: Sandites shut out Tahlequah 5-0 in season opener

The Charles Page High School fast pitch softball team notched a solid 5-0 win against Tahlequah in their season opener Monday evening. The girls outhit their foes 12-3 but stranded six runners, including five in scoring position. Their first run didn’t come till the bottom of the fifth, but they blew the game wide open with four runs in the sixth.

Felicity Horn scored the go-ahead run on a triple from Madison Lee in the fifth inning, then hit a 2RBI triple to bring in Drew Hawkins and Rachael Jones in the sixth. Makenna Skaggs and Avery Tanner hit back to back doubles to start the sixth and Hawkins batted in Tanner for the 3-0 lead before Horn put the exclamation mark on the inning.

Aliyah Taff (1-0, 5-6) went the distance on the mound, giving up only two hits and no walks with five strikeouts. Bailey Jones got the loss for Tahlequah with one strikeout, ten hits, and no walks.

The Sandites will take to the road Tuesday and play their first district game at 4:30 p.m. against Ponca City (1-0). Tahlequah will host Durant Tuesday at 4:30 p.m. in their first district game. Sand Springs and Tahlequah will get a rematch Friday at 10:00 a.m. in the first round of the Broken Arrow Tournament.

Wrestling: Daton Fix wins Pan American Championship in Lima, Peru

2017 Charles Page graduate and current Oklahoma State University redshirt sophomore Daton Fix added yet another title to his long list of international accolades Friday night in Peru.

Fix was one of four United States wrestlers to win their brackets in the Senior Men’s Freestyle competition in Lima. Four-time World Champion Jordan Burroughs, two-time World Champion Kyle Snyder, and defending Pan-American Champion Nick Gwiazdowski also brought home gold.

Fix outscored his three opponents 24-1 in the Freestyle competition, including two technical falls. In the quarterfinals he teched Daniel Nascimento of Brazil, then beat out 2017 Under-23 World Champion Reineri Ortega of Cuba, 4-1. In the championship match he teched 2011 Pan American Champion Juan Ramirez of the Dominican Republic 11-0.

The United States won both Men and Women’s Freestyle, and placed third in Greco Roman. Fix will also represent the Senior Men’s team at the World Championships in Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan next month.

2019 Pan-American Champions

Women’s Gold Medalists
50 kg - Whitney Conder (USA)
53 kg - Sarah Hildebrandt (USA)
57 kg - Lissette Castillo (Columbia)
62 kg - Kayla Miracle (USA)
68 kg - Tamyra Mensah-Stock (USA)
76 kg - Justina Stasio (Canada)
Men’s Greco-Roman Gold Medalists
60 kg - Andres Arroyo (Columbia)
67 kg - Ismael Molina (Cuba)
77 kg - Patrick Smith (USA)
87 kg - Luis Rojas (Venezuela)
97 kg - Gabriel Kindelan (Cuba)
130 kg - Mijain Nunez (Cuba)
Men’s Freestyle Gold Medalists
57 kg - Daton Fix (USA)
65 kg - Alejandro Tobier (Cuba)
74 kg - Jordan Burroughs (USA)
86 kg - Yurieski Queralta (Cuba)
97 kg - Kyle Snyder (USA)
125 kg - Nicholas Gwiazdowski (USA)

Daton Fix Accolades

2019 Senior Freestyle Pan American Champion
2019 NCAA Runner-Up
2019 Big 12 Champion
2019 Senior Freestyle U.S. Open Champion
2018 Junior Freestyle World Bronze Medalist
2017 Junior Freestyle World Champion
2017 OSSAA State Champion
2016 OSSAA State Champion
2016 Junior Freestyle World Bronze Medalist
2016 Junior Freestyle UWW National Champion
2015 Cadet Freestyle World Bronze Medalist
2015 OSSAA State Champion
2015 Junior Freestyle USAW National Champion
2015 Cadet Freestyle UWW National Champion
2015 Junior Freestyle UWW National Champion
2014 Cadet Freestyle USAW National Champion
2014 Cadet Folkstyle USAW National Champion
2014 OSSAA State Champion
2014 Youth Freestyle Olympic Silver Medalist
2014 Cadet Greco Pan American Champion
2014 Cadet Freestyle Pan American Champion
2013 Cadet Greco Pan American Champion
2013 Cadet Freestyle Pan American Champion
2013 Cadet Freestyle USAW National Champion
2013 Cadet Greco USAW National Champion
2013 Cadet Freestyle UWW National Champion
2012 Schoolboy Freestyle USAW National Champion
2012 Schoolboy Greco USAW National Champion
2012 Schoolboy Folkstyle USAW National Champion
2011 Schoolboy Greco USAW National Champion
2011 Schoolboy Freestyle USAW National Champion

CPHS Football: 2018 Season Recap


Sand Springs Football is gearing up for a new season with a lot of new faces. Before we get into the new year’s preview, here’s a recap of the previous season.

Head Coach Dustin Kinard wrapped up his twelfth year at the helm, bringing his career record to 63-67. Last year ended a program-record six straight years of playoff appearances.

8/31/18 – Sand Springs fell 41-28 to Mansfield Summit, but ended on a high note with a two-touchdown comeback. The Frontier Valley Conference football teams went 4-1 against the Mansfield high schools, with Jenks, Union, Bixby, and Broken Arrow all winning their home games in the Texas Border Brawl. Caden Pennington threw 14-20-196-0 for two touchdowns, both to Jacob Snodgrass who had 109 yards receiving. Joel Mackey was 15-97 on the ground for two scores. Hayden Cramer had 14 tackles and Brooks Dudley caught an interception.

9/6/18 – The Sandites notched their first win 45-24 over Putnam City West and led by 35 points before sending in the backups. Pennington was 9-15-169-0 with three scores, two to Daren Hawkins and one to Colten Roberts. Mackey ran 13-150 for one score and Trey Wilkerson was 12-109 with two touchdowns.

9/14/18 – The defending Arkansas 6A State Champions were too much for Sand Springs and Greenwood rolled to a 49-13 victory. Pennington ran 15-95 for one touchdown and Mackey was 13-82 for the other.

9/21/18 – Sand Springs led Shawnee 12-6 at halftime but fell 23-20 in overtime. Mackey made an 80-yard touchdown run on the first play of the game and ran for 251 yards on 30 carries. Pennington ran for 78 yards and two scores while a steady drizzle limited the passing game. A redzone interception sent the game to overtime, and a fourth-down run from the six-yard line failed as Pennington slipped on the waterlogged turf. Shawnee kicked a 27-yard field goal for the win.

9/28/18 – Another fourth-quarter letdown as Muskogee rallied from a 27-24 deficit to a 45-27 victory. Pennington, Mackey, and Wilkerson all ran for touchdowns, and Pennington threw a 60-yarder to Hawkins. Cramer had 19 tackles.

10/5/18 – Bartlesville spoiled the Sandite homecoming 29-27 despite Sand Springs taking a 27-23 lead with under four minutes to play. Pennington was 6-13-138-1 with three touchdowns, two to Hawkins and one to Braden Foster. Mackey ran for one.

10/12/18 - The Sandites notched their first district win 35-14 against Ponca City. Both of Ponca’s touchdowns came in the final seconds of the halves and the Sandites dominated all aspects of the game. Pennington was 14-22-165-1 passing with touchdown strikes to Snodgrass and Justin Roe, and 8-64 running with two more scores. Wilkerson ran in the fifth score of the night.

10/18/18 - The eventual District and State Champions from Bixby notched their first-ever shut out of Sand Springs, 35-0.

10/26/18 - Sand Springs prevailed on Senior Night, upsetting their rivals from Sapulpa 48-34, despite the Chieftains being in one of their best seasons in recent memory. Pennington was 8-9-123-0 with a touchdown pass to Roberts, and was 28-212 with six touchdowns on the ground.

11/2/18 - The defending State Champions from Booker T. Washington beat the Sandites 48-21, but Sand Springs made a strong showing. The Hornets jumped out to an insurmountable 20-0 lead, and had the last word, but Sand Springs kept pace for much of the game. Hawkins and Luke Bratcher caught touchdown passes and Pennington scored a third on the ground. Cramer recorded a beastly sixteen tackles.

Two players from the class of 2019 committed to playing football at the collegiate level. Offensive and defensive lineman JT Bristow signed to play for Lyons College. Pennington signed to play for Northeastern State University.

Final District Standings
7-0 Bixby (12-1)
6-1 Booker T. Washington (8-4)
4-3 Sapulpa (7-4)
4-3 Muskogee (6-5)
3-4 Bartlesville (4-6)
2-5 Shawnee (2-8)
2-5 Sand Springs (3-7)
0-7 Ponca City (0-10)

Playoff Results
Stillwater 48-13 Muskogee
Booker T. Washington 27-8 Del City
Bixby 70-14 Lawton
Midwest City 56-35 Sapulpa
Stillwater 38-28 Booker T. Washington
Bixby 24-21 Midwest City
Bixby 34-13 Stillwater

2018 Team Stats


First Down Efficiency
9.2 yards per pass attempt.
15 first downs, 6 touchdowns, 35%.
5.4 yards per carry.
34 first downs, 9 touchdowns, 22%.
6.2 yards per play.
49 first downs, 15 touchdowns, 25%.

Second Down Efficiency
5.0 yards per pass attempt.
10 first downs, 3 touchdowns, 28%.
6.9 yards per carry.
38 first downs, 9 touchdowns, 35%.
6.4 yards per play.
48 first downs, 12 touchdowns, 33%.

Third Down Efficiency
6.7 yards per pass attempt.
20 first downs, 4 touchdowns, 48%.
4.6 yards per carry.
25 first downs, 3 touchdowns, 44%.
5.5 yards per play.
45 first downs, 7 touchdowns, 46%.

Fourth Down Efficiency
7.0 yards per pass attempt.
4 first downs, 1 touchdown, 42%.
1.3 yards per carry.
6 first downs, 2 touchdowns, 50%.
3.7 yards per play.
10 first downs, 3 touchdowns, 46%.’

Red Zone Efficiency
29 penetrations.
22 touchdowns.
1 field goal.
4 turnovers on downs.
0 fumbles.
1 interception.
1 end of regulation.


First Down Efficiency
7.0 yards per pass attempt.
16 first downs, 3 touchdowns, 72%.
6.9 yards per carry.
29 first downs, 14 touchdowns, 77%.
6.9 yards per play.
45 first downs, 17 touchdowns, 75%.

Second Down Efficiency
9.4 yards per pass attempt.
22 first downs, 5 touchdowns, 56%.
5.6 yards per carry.
28 first downs, 12 touchdowns, 68%.
6.8 yards per play.
50 first downs, 17 touchdowns, 64%.

Third Down Efficiency
7.8 yards per pass attempt.
17 first down, 1 touchdown, 59%.
5.3 yards per carry.
26 first downs, 6 touchdowns, 51%.
6.3 yards per play.
43 first downs, 7 touchdowns, 54%.

Fourth Down Efficiency
3.5 yards per pass attempt.
2 first downs, 0 touchdowns, 67%.
5.0 yards per carry.
7 first downs, 4 touchdowns, 42%.
4.6 yards per play.
9 first downs, 4 touchdowns, 48%.

Red Zone Efficiency
41 penetrations.
32 touchdowns.
3 field goals.
5 turnovers on downs.
0 fumble recoveries.
0 interceptions.
1 end of regulation.

Average Box Score

Sand Springs
Points: 26.
First Downs: 16.
Fumbles/Lost: 2/1.
Penalties: 7-60.
C/A/Y/I: 9-15-121-1.
Rushing: 42-228.
Offense: 57-349.

Points: 34.
First Downs: 16.
Fumbles/Lost: 2/1.
Penalties: 9-86.
C/A/Y/I: 10-17-145-0.
Rushing: 39-212.
Offense: 56-357.

Season-Best Performances

Points: 48 vs. Sapulpa
First Downs: 20 vs. Shawnee/Sapulpa.
Fumbles: 0 vs. Putnam.
Penalties: 1-5 vs. Mansfield.
Passes: 15 vs. Mansfield.
Pass Percentage: 89% vs. Sapulpa.
Passing Yards: 237 vs. Mansfield.
Yards per Attempt: 13.7 vs. Sapulpa.
Rushing Yards: 351 vs. Sapulpa.
Yards per Carry: 8.1 vs. Putnam.
Total Yards: 517 vs. Putnam.
Yards per Play: 8.9 vs. Putnam.

Points: 14 vs. Ponca City.
First Downs: 10 vs. Booker T. Washington.
Fumble Recoveries: 3 vs. Putnam.
Penalties: 1-5 vs. Mansfield.
Passes: 0 vs. Shawnee.
Pass Percentage: 0% vs. Shawnee.
Passing Yards: 0 vs. Shawnee.
Yards per Attempt: 0 vs. Shawnee.
Rushing Yards: 60 vs. Greenwood.
Yards per Carry: 2.7 vs. Ponca.
Total Yards: 215 vs. Ponca.
Yards per Play: 3.5 vs. Ponca.

Team Totals:

Passing: 87-153-1209-6, 14TD.
Rushing: 419-2275, 24TD.
Point After Kicks: 30/33.
Field Goals: 1/1, long 26.
Punt Return: 1-0.
Kick Return: 31-487.
Tackles for Loss: 46-135.
Sacks: 7-36.
Interceptions: 2.
Pass Breakups: 22.
Fumble Recoveries: 6.
Forced Fumbles: 2.
Blocked Kicks: 2.

Individual Stats

86-152-1168-6, 14TD, Long 60 Pennington.
1-1-41-0, Long 41 Foster.

29-438, 6TD, Long 60 Hawkins.
20-224, 3TD, Long 24 Snograss.
11-166, 1TD, Long 44 Foster.
10-157, 2TD, Long 47 Roberts.
2-70, 1TD, Long 30 Roe.
4-53, Long 20 Mackey.
5-41, Long 15 King.
2-38, 1TD, Long 27 Bratcher.
3-22, Long 12 Wilkerson.

30/33 Weiser.

Field Goals
1/1, Long 26 Weiser.

5-34.9, Long 46 Pennington.
18-33.3, Long 51 Smith.
1-16 Weiser.

49-33.3, Long 54 Weiser.

112 Cramer
47 Bratcher
45 Haley
37 Adcock
33 Peterman
28 Myers
22 Bristow
21 Glass
18 Smith
17 Biggs
16 Mackey
16 Jones
15 Dudley
15 Lierly
11 Hunter
11 Magee
8 Fitzgerald
8 Mallory
8 Rice
6 Wilkerson
4 Rutledge
3 Calico
3 Favela
3 Weathers
2 Weiser
2 Karnes
1 Snodgrass
1 King
1 Hawkins
1 Mattison
1 Roberts
1 Bell
1 Blair
1 Whitehorn
1 Johnson
1 Wise

Forced Fumbles
1 Bratcher
1 Cramer

Blocked Kicks
2 Mackey

136-942, 7TD, Long 80 Mackey.
149-729, 13TD, Long 61 Pennington.
101-475, 4TD, Long 42 Wilkerson
15-71, Long 28 McCallie.
7-23, Long 8 Jones.
2-19, Long 11 Snodgrass.
3-17, Long 11 Hawkins.
2-8, Long 7 Atkinson.
1-2 Mattison.
1-1 Roberts.
1-1 Smith.

Kick Return
13-196, Long 28 Snodgrass.
7-125, Long 27 King.
2-59, Long 37 Mackey.
2-38, Long 21 McCallie.
3-34, Long 17 Jones.
3-31, Long 14 Roe.
1-4 Smith.

Tackles For Loss
11-23 Cramer
11-23 Bratcher
7-24 Peterman
6-23 Myers
5-9 Glass
4-11 Magee
4-7 Adcock
2-5 Lierly
2-3 Bristow
1-6 Haley
1-5 Jones
1-3 Wise
1-2 Dudley
1-2 Whitehorn
1-1 Weathers
1-1 Johnson

4-17 Myers
3-11 Bratcher
2-11 Peterman
1-3 Cramer
1-3 Wise

7 Adcock
5 Haley
4 Bratcher
2 Mackey
1 Myers
1 Magee
1 Jones
1 Dudley

1 Dudley
1 Hawkins

Fumble Recoveries
2 Glass
1 Peterman
1 Smith
1 Rutledge

Class of 2019 Career Stats

138-268-1768-14, 19TD, long 60 - Caden Pennington

10-157, 2TD, long 47 - Colton Roberts
11-148, 1TD, long 35 - Garrett McCallie
4-61, 2TD, long 27 - Luke Bratcher
4-53, long 20 - Joel Mackey
2-14, long 10 - Cooper Mock

137-950, 7TD, long 80 - Joel Mackey
231-736, 14TD, long 61 - Caden Pennington
42-137, long 28 - Garrett McCallie

6-37, long 46 - Caden Pennington
58-32, long 55 - Cameron Smith

1-51, long 51 - Cameron Smith

Kick Return
7-113, long 45 - Luke Bratcher
3-73, long 37 - Joel Mackey
5-53, long 21 - Garrett McCallie
1-4, long 4 - Cameron Smith

3-13 - Hayden Cramer
1-9 - Luke Bratcher

Pass Breakups
10 - Luke Bratcher
7 - Hayden Cramer
7 - Lucas Adcock
6 - Joel Mackey
1 - Justis Myers
1 - Garrett McCallie

Forced Fumbles
2 - Hayden Cramer
1 - Luke Bratcher
1 - Joel Mackey
1 - Lucas Adcock

259 - Hayden Cramer
110 - Luke Bratcher
60 - Lucas Adcock
40 - Joel Mackey
28 - Justis Myers
22 - Cameron Smith
22 - JT Bristow
17 - Nick Biggs
16 - Cameron Lierly
10 - Cooper Mock
9 - Caleb Mallory
9 - Ty Rutledge
6 - Jake Wright
5 - Garrett McCallie
2 - Devin Britton
2 - Alex Courville
1 - Colton Roberts
1 - Landon Wise

Tackles For Loss
26-71 - Hayden Cramer
15-37 - Luke Bratcher
6-23 - Justis Myers
4-7 - Lucas Adcock
2-5 - Cameron Lierly
2-3 - JT Bristow
1-4 - Joel Mackey
1-3 Landon Wise

4-17 - Justis Myers
4-14 - Luke Bratcher
2-15 - Hayden Cramer
1-3 - Landon Wise

Fumble Recoveries
3-1 - Luke Bratcher
1-24 - Joel Mackey
1-0 - Hayden Cramer
1-0 - Cameron Smith
1-0 - Ty Rutledge

Blocked Kicks
3 - Joel Mackey

CPHS Volleyball Season Preview: Q&A with first-year Head Coach Derek Jackson

Seniors Madison Burris and Devree Youngblood will likely be among the leading contributors this season.

Seniors Madison Burris and Devree Youngblood will likely be among the leading contributors this season.

The Charles Page High School varsity volleyball team will kick off its season Tuesday evening at Broken Arrow, and will host their first home game Thursday against Okay. Both games will start at 6:30 p.m.

The Sandites are coming off a 7-18 season under Sydney Bond in her first and only season with the black and gold. The girls went 5-4 for 5th Place in the Frontier Valley Conference.

First-year Head Coach Derek Jackson went 35-26 in two seasons at Clinton High School, falling one round short of the State Tournament both years.

Which players do you expect to be leaders this season?

“All my seniors, I think are good role models both on and off the court.”

Which newcomers do you expect to make a difference?

“Olivia Dewitt, Payton Robbins, and Sophie Singleton have shown glimpses of brilliance during the summer.”

Strengths and weaknesses going into the season?

“Our strengths include having plenty of seasoned and smart seniors leading us. Our weakness might be getting over the idea that we are a sub .500 team every year.”

What type of offense will you be running?

“Much more up-tempo style than in years past.”

Goals/Expectations for the year?

“I expect to have a much more close-knit group that plays as a team and loves competing. A couple goals I have set out is to finish in the top half of the conference, which will not be easy but it’s where we want our name to start being. Also, to have a combined 6 wins in tournament play for the year.”

Do you have any particular teams circled on the schedule?

“Always circle Sapulpa for obvious rivalry implications. Home games, as well as our home tournament. Try to defend home court as best as possible.”

Sand Springs has only had one winning season in recent years, and even then they didn’t make State. How do you plan to build a championship-contending culture in Sand Springs, and what tools/help will you need from the community to make it happen?

“We would like to have a winning season and begin something special here. We need numbers in each grade who want to play to rise, especially in the middle school levels. Competing in the club scene definitely helps high school programs become more competitive. Lastly, just for fans to show up and support us, make some noise, and have some fun with us!”

What has been your offseason approach as far as club/summer league? Are regular season players required to play in the summer?

“We competed in the Catoosa and Owasso Summer Leagues where we did finish very well. We also took the entire high school program to Branson to compete in a team camp, where we all got a lot better and grew together. We then finished the summer at the Arkansas University Team Camp and competed in a team camp at Springdale Har-Ber High School. Both of which, we saw some solid teams and were able to compete with them all. Very busy but productive summer.”

Do you have a particular coaching style/philosophy?

“I like to have energy and be loud, which stems from the passion for the game that I have. I like to play up-temp if possible and serve tough.”

Who are some of your coaching influences?

“Jarne Carrol was such a great mentor for me when I first began. She helped me understand the game and understand the importance a coach has on the athletes. I still call her for pointers or to just talk volleyball.”

Do you expect 6A to be much different from 4A?

“6A is a different level of competition from 4A but it’s no different in that you have to play well every night to win games. The biggest difference is the conference we are in. We have some real solid teams in Jenks, Owasso, and Broken Arrow, all of which I think have the potential to go to state this year.”

What has been your impression of the Sandite community so far?

“The booster club and (Athletic Director Rod Sitton) have been nothing but supportive in helping me get this program headed in the right direction. My principal at Clyde Boyd, Nancy Ogle, has really helped bring me into the group and help the mid-year transition. I look forward to seeing what kind of student section and fan support we get this year.”

What is your life like outside of coaching/teaching? Hobbies, interests, family?

“I coach school and club volleyball, which roughly is a year-round thing. I do enjoy going two-stepping and gardening when I have the time. If I can squeeze a nap in, it’s a pretty good day.”

Coaching Staff
Head Coach - Derek Jackson
Assistant - Alicia Mong
Assistant - Haley Pfarr

Projected Starting Lineup
Madison Burris
Devree Youngblood
Vanessa Wyrick
Raylynn Mong
Cloe Campfield
Jacelyn Smith
Madison Blaylock (Libero)

Varsity Schedule
8.13 Broken Arrow (A) - 6:30 p.m.
8.15 Okay (H) - 6:00 p.m.
8.16 Union Tournament
8.20 Sapulpa (H) - 6:30 p.m.
8.22 Meet the Sandites
8.23 McLain (H) - 12:00 p.m.
8.23 Will Rogers (H) - 2:00 p.m.
8.23 Tecumseh (H) - 5:00 p.m.
8.27 Bartlesville (A) - 6:30 p.m.
8.29 Lincoln Christian (A) - 6:00 p.m.
9.3 Muskogee (H) - 6:30 p.m.
9.5 Enid (A) - 6:00 p.m.
9.10 Jenks (A) - 6:00 p.m.
9.12 Berryhill (A) - 6:00 p.m.
9.17 Booker T. Washington (H) - 7:30 p.m.
9.21 Mustang Tournament
9.24 Union (A) - 6:30 p.m.
9.26 Bishop Kelley (H) - 6:00 p.m.
9.28 Bishop Kelley Tournament
10.1 Owasso (H) - 6:30 p.m.
10.3 Ponca City (H) - 6:30 p.m.
10.8 Bixby (A) - 6:00 p.m.

Last season’s FVC Results
8-0 Broken Arrow (Conference Champs)
7-1 Jenks (State Qualifier)
7-2 Owasso (State Qualifier)
6-3 Bixby
5-4 Sand Springs
5-5 Union
3-6 Bartlesville
2-7 Muskogee
0-6 Booker T. Washington
0-8 Sapulpa

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.

All-Americans Cody and Jack Karstetter to hold wrestling clinic in Sand Springs

Jack Karstetter celebrates after winning the 6A State Championship in 2017.

Jack Karstetter celebrates after winning the 6A State Championship in 2017.

“Coach Karstetter” ought to have a familiar ring to it by now. Alan Karstetter headed the Sandite wrestling team for 24 seasons, and now, two of his grandsons will be returning to their alma mater to do some coaching.

Brothers Cody and Jack Karstetter will be holding a wrestling clinic Monday, July 29th, at Charles Page High School in Sand Springs. The two are CPHS alumni who have had extensive success at the high school, college, and international level in all three major styles of wrestling.

Cody Karstetter graduated CPHS in 2015 with a 117-27 career record, including 64 pins, 8 technical falls, and 12 major decisions. He won six tournament titles in his career, including the 6A-East Regional Championship. He won medals all four years at State, including second-place finishes in 2012 and 2015.

Cody has earned All-American status at the USAW National Championships in Fargo, North Dakota four times. He last competed in 2015 and took 6th place in Greco and 8th in Freestyle.

Cody owns a 38-10 college record and is entering his senior season at the University of Central Oklahoma. He was recruited out of high school by the University of North Carolina, then transferred to the University of Oklahoma. He took a medical redshirt at OU then spent at year at Northeastern Oklahoma A&M. He placed 8th at the NJCAA National Championships in his lone season at NEO.

Jack Karstetter graduated in 2017 with a 107-16 record, including 38 falls, 10 technical falls, and 17 major decisions. He won nine tournaments in his career, including three Regional titles. He qualified for State three times, coming in second in 2016 and winning gold in 2017.

Jack is also a four-time Fargo All-American. In 2017 he placed 6th in Junior Greco and 8th in Freestyle. He also placed second in UWW Cadet Greco and earned silver at the Pan-American Championship in Lima, Peru in 2016.

Jack went 31-5 as a freshman at Northeastern Oklahoma A&M before taking a year off. He won four tournaments and placed seventh at the NJCAA National Championships, helping the Golden Norsemen to a team title in 2018. He will return to the mat this winter at Labette Community College.

The three-hour Sand Springs clinic will be held Monday, July 29th from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the Charles Page High School wrestling facilities. It is open to the public at a cost of $20 per athlete.

Christian Forbes goes undefeated with Cadet Dual Team


Charles Page High School sophomore Christian Forbes recently competed with the Oklahoma Cadet Dual team in Spokane, Washington. The Sandite went undefeated at 100 pounds, helping his state to a 15th place finish in Greco-Roman and an eighth-place finish in Freestyle.

In Freestyle Forbes defeated Montana State Champion Teegan Vasquez 9-4, Southern Plains Champion Sam Ewing 10-0, Iowa State Champion Ryder Block 20-17, and California State Champion Tyler Riley 10-0.

In Greco he defeated Texas State Champion Alec Robeson 13-2, and Utah State Champion Kaden Ercanbrack 12-2.

23 states sent 27 teams to the Freestyle tournament while 22 states sent 26 teams to compete in Greco. The top two were the same in both styles. Minnesota defeated Illinois 40-34 in Freestyle and 40-33 in Greco.

The Gopher State has made the finals three years running in Freestyle, but this was their first crown since 2010. They’ve won three out of the last four Greco tournaments. Oklahoma’s last Cadet Freestyle title came in 2008. They have yet to win in Greco Roman.

Oklahoma Freestyle Results
Oklahoma 66-7 Montana
Oklahoma 37-35 Missouri
Iowa 40-33 Oklahoma
California 51-25 Oklahoma
Illinois 48-27 Oklahoma
Georgia 47-28 Oklahoma
New Jersey 54-25 Oklahoma

Oklahoma Greco-Roman Results
Oklahoma 55-19 Texas
Illinois 66-10 Oklahoma
Oklahoma 47-29 Utah
Oklahoma 42-36 Kansas
California 47-28 Oklahoma
Indiana 45-30 Oklahoma
Michigan 45-32 Oklahoma
Minnesota 43-33 Oklahoma
Oklahoma 41-39 Wisconsin

Oklahoma Schoolboys place 2nd in Freestyle Nationals, 3rd in Greco-Roman, girls 7th


A handful of wrestlers with Sand Springs ties competed on the Oklahoma Schoolboy Wrestling teams recently in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Oklahoma had enough quality athletes to send two full rosters to the USA Wrestling National Dual Tournament.

The Oklahoma Blue team made it to the Freestyle finals for the first time since 2006, falling 39-33 to Pennsylvania. Oklahoma Red placed 14th out of 39 teams from 29 states.

Oklahoma Red took third place in Greco-Roman action while Oklahoma Blue placed eighth, marking the first time both teams have qualified for the Gold/Silver Pool. 28 states sent 38 teams to the tournament.

Mason Harris went 7-1 in the heavyweight slot for the Oklahoma Blue Freestyle team with one pin, two technical falls, three decisions, and one forfeit. He defeated Minnesota State Champion Elias Ruiz 10-0, Washington State Champion Daniel Matagi 10-0, and Pennsylvania State Champion Dominick Curci 5-0. Harris was 2-5 for the Red Greco team, beating Wisconsin State Champion Griffin Empey 12-4.

Keystone Kids Grady Mittasch, Cameron White, and Abraham Flores competed on the Oklahoma Red Freestyle team and the Blue Greco team.

Mittasch went 4-1 at 87 pounds in Freestyle with three tech falls and a decision. He defeated Utah State Champion Brayden Robison 10-0, and Indiana State Champion Jake Hockaday 20-9. Mittasch was 2-3 in Greco. He pinned Hockaday and defeated Kansas State Champion Dillon Cooper 14-3.

White went 5-4 at 114 and 119 pounds in Freestyle with a pin, a tech fall, a decision, and a forfeit. He defeated Wisconsin State Champion Royce Nilo 8-6, Florida State Champion Kamdon Harrison 12-7, and pinned Virginia State Champion Elijah Blevins. White was 3-5 in Greco. He defeated New York State Champion Andrew Caudill and pinned Texas State Champion Jimmy Benne.

Flores went 5-4 at 125 pounds in Freestyle with three tech falls and two decisions. He defeated Virginia State Champion Macon Ayers 14-4, Utah State Champion Hixon Canto 12-4, and Kansas State Champion Jaime Villanueva 18-6. Flores was 4-5 in Greco and pinned Colorado State Champion Carson Hawkins.

Pennsylvania has historically been a powerhouse at the Schoolboy level, but has dropped off in recent years. This was their first finals appearance in Freestyle since 2014 and in Greco since 2015. They won their fifth Freestyle title in nine finals appearances, and their sixth Greco title in nine appearances. This was their third time to sweep both styles in the same year.

Tulsa hosted the inaugural Schoolgirl Freestyle Duals and seven states competed. Wisconsin went 6-0 for the title. Oklahoma went 1-5 for 7th place in a tournament with lots of parity and circular losses. They tied Runner-Up Illinois 26-26 and only lost on criteria, then beat 5th Place finisher Minnesota 35-21.

Oklahoma Freestyle Results
OK Blue 69-9 Minnesota Blue
OK Blue 75-7 Missouri Blue
OK Blue 62-16 Indiana Gold
OK Blue 59-19 Washington
OK Blue 65-12 Illinois
OK Blue 44-34 Ohio
OK Blue 50-31 California
Pennsylvania Blue 39-33 OK Blue

Wisconsin 51-29 OK Red
OK Red 63-21 Georgia Red
OK Red 44-35 Virginia
OK Red 53-27 Utah
Wisconsin 49-27 OK Red
Florida 46-28 OK Red
Indiana Gold 46-35 OK Red
OK Red 49-33 Kansas Gold
Pennsylvania Red 41-37 OK Red

Oklahoma Girls FS Results
Wisconsin 46-7 Oklahoma
Illinois 26-26 Oklahoma
Oklahoma 35-21 Minnesota
Indiana 33-25 Oklahoma
Texas 31-16 Oklahoma
Pennsylvania 37-21 Oklahoma

Oklahoma Greco Results
OK Red 70-11 Tennessee
OK Red 57-23 New Jersey Red
OK Red 61-23 Wisconsin
OK Red 62-20 OK Blue
OK Red 59-23 Ohio
Pennsylvania Blue 52-29 OK Red
OK Red 44-38 Washington

Colorado Red 49-30 OK Blue
OK Blue 71-11 Texas
OK Blue 56-25 Kansas Gold
OK Blue 53-27 New York
OK Blue 47-31 Maryland
OK Red 62-20 OK Blue
Pennsylvania Blue 61-16 OK Blue
Ohio 46-28 OK Blue
Indiana Gold 50-34 OK Blue

Oklahoma Junior Dual Team wins Freestyle National Championship, Forbes goes 6-2


One Sandite and one former Sandite recently competed on the Oklahoma Junior Dual teams in both Freestyle and Greco-Roman wrestling. The Greco-Roman team placed fourth at the National Tournament, while the Freestyle Team won the National Title for the first time since 2015.

Christian Forbes will be a sophomore at Charles Page High School this coming year. Carter Young won State as a freshman at Sand Springs before transferring to Stillwater last season. Both are internationally-competitive athletes. In 2016 the two traveled to Medelin, Columbia to compete in the Pan-American Championship. Forbes took silver in both styles, while Young won gold in Freestyle and silver in Greco.

At this week’s Freestyle Dual tournament Forbes went 6-2 at 100 pounds, beating Arkansas State Champion Tristan Stafford 5-4, Ohio’s Zach Bellissimo 10-0, New Jersey’s John Hildebrandt 11-0, and Ohio State Champion Marlon Yarbrough 10-0. He also received two forfeits. His only losses were to Jore Volk and Daniel Sheen, who both went undefeated,

Young went undefeated 6-0 at 126 in Freestyle, beating two-time Arkansas State Champion Jacob Adams 12-0, New Jersey’s Nicholas Digiacomo 10-0, Ohio State Champion Jimmy Carmany 10-0, Minnesota State Champion Jake Svihel 14-3, and Illinois’s Brody Norman 10-0. He also received an injury forfeit from Ohio’s Camron Lacure.

Oklahoma made it to the Championship round for the first time since winning back-to-back titles in 2014 and 2015. It was their fourth finals appearance of the past ten years. Illinois made it to the finals for the eighth time in the past decade. The Land of Lincoln won four-straight titles at the start of the decade, but has come up short four times since then, twice to Oklahoma.

The Okies beat Illinois 32-31, marking the second straight year that the finals have been decided by a single point. Oklahoma beat the defending Champions from Ohio and the returning Runners-Up from Minnesota en route to the Championship round.

Illinois had more fortune in Greco-Roman, where they won their third-straight title and eighth title since 2009. The dynastic program has only failed to make the finals once in the past eleven years in Greco-Roman. Oklahoma settled for fourth place after coming in Runner-Up last year.

Forbes went 4-0 in the 100-pound slot with one forfeit. He scored an 11-6 decision over Missouri’s Cael Keck and teched Yarbrough 10-0. His most notable win was a 5-2 decision over Iowa’s Brandon O’Brien, a 2016 Cadet Pan-American Champion.

Young went 1-1 in the 126-pound slot, which he shared with TJ Long. He defeated Nebraska’s Dyson Kunz 10-1, but fell 8-4 to Missouri’s Eli Rocha.

Oklahoma Junior Freestyle Results
Oklahoma Red 63-5 Arkansas
Oklahoma Red 58-11 Georgia Red
Oklahoma Red 58-8 Texas
Oklahoma Red 48-17 Ohio Blue
Oklahoma Red 44-23 New Jersey
Oklahoma Red 36-29 Ohio Red
Oklahoma Red 38-32 Minnesota Blue
Oklahoma Red 32-31 Illinois

Past Junior Freestyle Finals
2019 - Oklahoma 32-31 Illinois
2018 - Ohio 33-32 Minnesota
2017 - Minnesota 33-31 Illinois
2016 - Ohio 37-27 Illinois
2015 - Oklahoma 37-28 Illinois
2014 - Oklahoma 38-29 Minnesota
2013 - Illinois 38-24 Michigan
2012 - Illinois 36-22 Iowa
2011 - Illinois 47-12 Oklahoma
2010 - Illinois 38-24 Iowa
2009 - Ohio 35-22 New Jersey

Oklahoma Junior Greco Results
Oklahoma 52-16 Tennessee
Oklahoma 53-17 Nebraska Red
Oklahoma 45-23 Missouri
Oklahoma 42-25 Ohio
Oklahoma 42-25 Iowa
Minnesota Blue 47-21 Oklahoma
California Blue 45-25 Oklahoma

Past Junior Greco Finals
2019 - Illinois 46-21 Minnesota
2018 - Illinois 44-21 Oklahoma
2017 - Illinois 41-21 Minnesota
2016 - Minnesota 42-21 Illinois
2015 - Illinois 40-22 Minnesota
2014 - Michigan 36-29 Oklahoma
2013 - Illinois 37-28 Michigan
2012 - Illinois 32-26 Michigan
2011 - Illinois 40-17 Wisconsin
2010 - Wisconsin 34-26 Illinois
2009 - Illinois 34-27 Florida

Daton Fix punches ticket to Kazakhstan with Senior World Team


Oklahoma State University redshirt sophomore and Charles Page High School alumnus Daton Fix is no stranger to international competition, and in September he’ll get to add one more country to his resume.

The four-time undefeated high school State Champion is coming off an impressive freshman campaign in which he won the Big 12 Championship and came in runner-up at the NCAA Tournament.

Last week he won a best-of-three series with Thomas Gilman to secure his spot on the Senior Freestyle World Team for the first time. Gilman is a Big Ten Champion from the University of Iowa and the defending World Team member with a 2017 Silver medal under his belt. He bested Fix 6-3 and 2-1 at the 2018 Final X.

Fix beat Gilman 8-4 at the U.S. Open in April to qualify for Final X. Gilman won the World Team Trials Challenge Tournament in May to earn a Final X rematch.

The first match was a landslide for Fix as he majored Gilman 9-1, but the Hawkeye came back with a 3-2 win in the second round. Fix scored a takedown with 24 seconds left in match three for a 6-3 win.

The Senior World Championship will be held September 14-22 in Nur-Sultan, the capital city of Kazakhstan.

Daton Fix International Resume
Bronze - 2018 Junior World Freestyle Championship - Trnava, Slovakia
DNP - 2017 U23 World Freestyle Championship - Bydgoszcz, Poland
Gold - 2017 Junior World Freestyle Championship - Tampere, Finland
Bronze - 2016 Junior World Freestyle Championship - Macon, France
DNP - 2016 Gran Premio De Espana - Madrid, Spain
Bronze - 2015 Cadet World Freestyle Championship - Sarajevo, Bosnia
Silver - 2014 Youth Freestyle Olympic Games - Nanjing, China
DNP - 2014 Cadet World Freestyle Championship - Snina, Slovakia
Gold - 2014 Cadet Pan American Greco-Roman Championship - Recife, Brazil
Gold - 2014 Cadet Pan American Freestyle Championship - Recife, Brazil
Gold - 2013 Cadet Pan American Greco-Roman Championship - Medellin, Columbia
Gold - 2013 Cadet Pan American Freestyle Championship - Medellin, Columbia

CPHS Track: Aden Baughman places second at Great Southwest Classic


Charles Page High School Class of 2019 graduate Aden Baughman recently competed at the 44th Annual Great Southwest Track and Field Classic in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The Air Force Academy-bound Sandite took second place in the 800-meter run with a time of 1:57.76.

Baughman was a two-time State Champion for Sand Springs with twenty first-place finishes in his high school track and field career and an 800-meter personal best of 1:53.16.

At the Southwest Classic Baughman took second place behind fellow Oklahoman Jack Vincent, a Claremore High School junior and fellow State Champion, who only won by 0.3 seconds.

The Oklahoma men took eighth place out of 15 states with a score of 44 points. Missouri won the event with 187.5 points and Texas was runner-up at 131.

Sand Springs wrestling club places second at OKUSA State Championship

Every great high school wrestling team depends on a solid feeder program to recruit kids, teach them the fundamentals, and keep them practiced and prepared for the day they’re old enough to try and crack the varsity lineup.

There are approximately ninety clubs registered with Oklahoma USA Wrestling. These clubs not only serve as the backbone for the 151 high school teams in the state, but they also develop the All-Americans, World Team members, and Olympians of the future.

For four months a year students participate in Folkstyle, the purely American style that high schools and colleges compete in. The rest of the year is dedicated to Freestyle and Greco-Roman, the two Olympic styles that the international community wrestles.

Sand Springs has had raging success in recent years with their Team Big wrestling club. The Sandites have crowned State, National, Pan-American, and World Champions in multiple age groups. They are frequently among the top-scoring teams in Oklahoma competitions.

In 2019 Team Big decided to rebrand under its original name from the 1980s – the Keystone Kids. The club features two former NCAA All-American coaches in Jarrod Patterson and TeDon Fleischman, as well as Chris Forbes, Kyle Waag, and a large community of volunteers with extensive wrestling experience.

The Keystone Kids placed second overall at the OKUSA Freestyle/Greco State Tournament last month with 348.5 team points, right behind Broken Arrow’s J4 Wrestling Club with 356. They placed first in Bantam Greco-Roman.

Christian Forbes, Grady Mittasch, Mason Harris, and Carter Young won Freestyle State titles, while Elijah Pagonis, Matthew Moore, and Abraham Flores won Greco-Roman titles. Gavin Wallace was the only Keystone Kid to win State in both styles, outscoring his opponents 58-0.

The next competition opportunity for the Keystone Kids is the Southern Plains Regional tournament coming up this weekend in Mulvane, Kansas.

Team State Champions
Junior Greco – J4 – 49.0
Junior Freestyle - Tiger Wrestling Club – 148.0
Cadet Greco – Matrix Grappling – 89.5
Cadet Freestyle – Threestyle Wrestling – 142.0
Schoolboy Greco – Cowboy Wrestling Club – 53.5
Schoolboy Freestyle – Cowboy Wrestling Club – 91.5
Novice Greco – Team Tulsa WC – 46.0
Novice Freestyle – Team Tulsa WC – 72.5
Intermediate Greco – Prodigy – 63.0
Intermediate Freestyle – Prodigy – 75.7
Bantam Greco – Keystone Kids – 24.0
Bantam Freestyle – Moore Lions – 42.5

Keystone Kids Season Results

C. Zayden Anderson
- Sand Springs Bantam FS 49lbs – 3rd

Mason Denison
- National Team Qualifier Intermediate FS 71lbs – 4th
- Catoosa Intermediate FS 71lbs – 2nd

Nash Denison
- National Team Qualifier Bantam FS 49lbs – 4th
- Sand Springs Bantam FS 49lbs – 2nd
- Catoosa Bantam FS 53lbs – 3rd

Bryce Fisher
- Regional Cadet FS 152lbs – 1st
- National Team Qualifier Cadet FS 152lbs – 1st
- Sand Springs Cadet FS 152lbs – 1st

Abraham Flores
- State Schoolboy FS 130lbs – 4th
- State Schoolboy GR 130lbs – 1st
- Owasso Schoolboy FS 136lbs – 1st
- Owasso Schoolboy GR 130lbs – 1st
- National Team Qualifier Schoolboy FS 125lbs – 2nd
- National Team Qualifier Schoolboy GR 125lbs – 2nd

Adrian Flores
- State Schoolboy GR 149lbs – 3rd
- Regional Schoolboy FS 149lbs – 3rd
- Regional Schoolboy GR 149lbs – 2nd
- Owasso Schoolboy FS 149lbs – 2nd
- Owasso Schoolboy GR 149lbs – 1st
- National Team Qualifier Schoolboy GR 149lbs – 4th
- Sand Springs Schoolboy FS 149lbs – 4th
- Sand Springs Schoolboy GR 149lbs – 2nd
- Bixby Schoolboy FS 149lbs – 1st
- Bixby Schoolboy GR 149lbs – 1st

Christian Forbes
- State Cadet FS 106lbs – 1st

Kaden Glass
- State Cadet FS 182lbs – 2nd

Mason Harris
- State Schoolboy FS 250lbs – 1st
- National Team Qualifier FS 250lbs – 1st

Parker Ingram
- Sand Springs Intermediate FS 59lbs – 4th

Chris Kirby
- Sand Springs Junior FS 170lbs – 2nd
- Sand Springs Junior GR 170lbs – 4th

Colton Lambert
- Sand Springs Bantam FS 43lbs – 3rd
- Sand Springs Bantam GR 45th – 3rd

Christian McCutcheon
- State Junior FS 170lbs – 2nd
- State Junior GR 170lbs – 4th
- Regional Junior FS 170lbs – 1st
- Regional Junior GR 170lbs – 1st

Grady Mittasch
- State Schoolboy FS 87lbs – 1st
- Regional Schoolboy FS 87lbs – 1st
- Regional Schoolboy GR 87lbs – 2nd
- National Team Qualifier Schoolboy FS 87lbs – 1st
- Sand Springs Schoolboy FS 90lbs – 2nd
- Sand Springs Schoolboy GR 90lbs – 2nd

Samuel Moore
- State Intermediate GR 63lbs – 3rd
- Owasso Intermediate FS 67lbs – 4th
- Owasso Intermediate GR 67lbs – 3rd
- Sand Springs Intermediate FS 63lbs – 2nd
- Sand Springs Intermediate GR 67lbs – 1st

Matthew Moore
- State Novice FS 78lbs – 2nd
- State Novice GR 78lbs – 1st
- Owasso Novice FS 78lbs – 4th
- Owasso Novice GR 78lbs – 4th
- Sand Springs Novice FS 78lbs – 2nd
- Sand Springs Novice GR 78lbs – 1st

Jesse Moore
- Owasso Schoolboy FS 106lbs – 2nd
- Owasso Schoolboy GR 106lbs – 3rd
- Sand Springs Schoolboy FS 106lbs – 1st

Elijah Pagonis
- State Bantam FS 53lbs – 2nd
- State Bantam GR 53lbs – 1st

Jayden Pait
- Catoosa Schoolboy FS 87lbs – 2nd

Kai Shultz
- National Team Qualifier Cadet GR 113lbs – 1st
- Sand Springs Cadet FS 120lbs – 3rd
- Sand Springs Cadet GR 120lbs – 2nd
- Catoosa Cadet FS 126lbs – 4th
- Catoosa Cadet GR 132lbs – 1st

Hudson Sheppard
- State Novice FS 108lbs – 2nd
- Sand Springs Novice FS 108lbs – 1st
- Sand Springs Novice GR 108lbs – 2nd

Tradis Sheppard
- Sand Springs Cadet FS 145lbs – 4th

Jaxon Trotter
- Bixby Schoolboy FS 110lbs – 1st
- Bixby Schoolboy GR 110lbs – 1st

Scout Trotter
- Regional Schoolboy FS 110lbs – 5th
- Regional Schoolboy GR 110lbs – 4th

Karson Waag
- State Bantam FS 43lbs –3rd
- State Bantam GR 43lbs – 3rd
- Sand Springs Bantam FS – 1st
- Sand Springs Bantam GR – 2nd

Gavin Wallace
- State Intermediate FS 71lbs – 1st
- State Intermediate GR 71lbs – 1st
- Regional Intermediate FS 77 lbs – 1st
- Regional Intermediate GR 71lbs – 1st
- Sand Springs Intermediate FS 71lbs – 1st
- Sand Springs Intermediate GR 77lbs – 1st
- Catoosa Intermediate FS 67lbs – 1st
- Catoosa Intermediate GR 67lbs – 3rd
- Bixby Intermediate FS 67lbs – 1st
- Bixby Intermediate GR 67lbs – 1st

Cameron White
- State Schoolboy FS 114lbs – 3rd
- State Schoolboy GR 114 lbs – 2nd
- Regional Schoolboy FS 119lbs – 1st
- Regional Schoolboy GR 119lbs – 1st
- National Team Qualifier Schoolboy FS 114lbs – 2nd
- National Team Qualifier Schoolboy GR 114lbs – 2nd

Ethan White
- State Cadet FS 145lbs – 4th
- Catoosa Cadet FS 152lbs – 4th
- Catoosa Cadet GR 152lbs – 4th

Brendon Wiseley
- Sand Springs Junior FS 126lbs – 2nd

Shane Wolf
- State Cadet FS 100lbs – 5th
- Regional Cadet FS 106lbs – 2nd
- Sand Springs Cadet FS 106lbs – 4th

Corbin Wooley
- Regional Intermediate GR 71lbs – 4th
- Owasso Intermediate FS 82lbs – 3rd
- Owasso Intermediate GR 84lbs – 3rd
- National Team Qualifier Intermediate FS 71lbs – 2nd
- Sand Springs Intermediate FS 71lbs – 3rd
- Sand Springs Intermediate GR 77lbs – 3rd

Carter Young
- State Junior FS 132lbs – 1st

Tournament Schedule
6/5 - Pan-American Junior Championships, Guatemala City, Guatemala
6/7 - Southern Plains Regional Championship, Mulvane, KS
6/8 - Final X Senior World Team Trials, Piscatway, NJ
6/11 - USAW 16U National Duals, Spokane, WA
6/12 - USAW 14U National Duals, Indianapolis, IN
6/15 - Final X Senior World Team Trials, Lincoln, NE
6/18 - USAW Junior National Duals, Tulsa, OK
6/20 - USAW 14U Girls National Duals, Tulsa, OK
6/27 - USAW Kids Nationals, Wisconsin Dells, WI
6/28 - Pan-American Cadet Championships, Morelia, Mexico
7/12 - USAW Junior National Championships, Fargo, ND
7/29 - Cadet World Championships, Sofia, Bulgaria
7/29 - AAU Girls Junior Olympic Games, Greensboro, NC
8/12 - Junior World Championships, Tallinn, Estonia
9/14 - Senior World Championships, Astana, Kazakhstan

Two Sandites headed to NCAA Softball Super Regionals, and other alumni updates


The No. 13 ranked Oklahoma State University Cowgirl Softball team (42-14) won its first Regional Championship since 2011 Saturday afternoon, squeezing out a 2-1 come-from-behind Finals win over No. 25 Tulsa (37-20). The Pokes also won 3-1 against the West Coast Conference Champions from BYU (30-26) and beat Tulsa 13-10 in their first meeting of the tournament.

The Cowgirl roster includes two former Sand Springs standouts in sophomore Sydney Pennington and senior Mallory Goodman.

Pennington played third base throughout the three-game tournament, recording two put outs and eight assists. At the plate she was 2-of-10 with 2 runs and 1 RBI, hitting a solo homer in the top of the second inning in the first game against Tulsa. 

Pennington is .250 on the season with 30 runs, 42 hits, 7 doubles, 1 triple, 10 homers, 33 RBI, a .482 slugging average, .314 on-base-percentage, and a .948 fielding average. In her career she’s .277 with 57 runs, 102 hits, 18 doubles, 1 triple, 17 homers, and 76 RBI.

Goodman hasn’t seen any action this season, but she’s .241 in her career with 17 runs, 28 hits, 5 doubles, 3 homers, a .362 slugging average, and .343 on-base-percentage.

The Pokes will return to action Thursday and Friday against the defending National Champions from No. 4 Florida State (54-8) at the Tallahassee Super Regional. Game times are 6:00 p.m. CT Thursday, 2:00 p.m. CT Friday, and 11:00 a.m. CT Saturday (if necessary). Thursday and Saturday’s games will be on ESPN and Friday’s game will be on ESPN2.

Other softball news…

Central Christian College senior Breanna Bill batted .271 this season with a .388 slugging average, 23 runs, 35 hits, 4 doubles, 4 triples, 1 home run, 11 RBI, and 8 sacrifices. The Tigers went 16-38 overall and 8-28 in the SAC.

1983 grad Randall King led the Broken Arrow High School Slow Pitch Softball team to a 23-9 record, Class 6A No. 5 ranking, and State Tournament appearance.

2011 grad Joely Rogers finished her first season as Pitching Coach at Coffeyville Community College, helping the Ravens to a 7-34 record.

Sophomore Jessica Collins batted .284 with a .327 on-base percentage, .561 slugging average, 32 runs, 42 hits, 5 doubles, 12 home runs, and 33 RBI at Connors State College as the Cowgirls went 16-31 overall and 11-22 in conference. She went 1-5 on the mound, throwing 5 strikeouts in 34 innings with a 9.34 ERA and .948 fielding percentage.

Northeastern State University went 28-27 overall and 14-12 in conference. Junior Jessica Schuler batted .297 with 29 runs, 47 hits, 33 RBI, 14 doubles, 5 homers, a .481 slugging average, .386 on-base percentage, and a .991 fielding percentage.

Junior Kennedy “Goose” Salyers finished the season .234 at the plate with 5 runs, 11 hits, 1 double, 1 RBI, a .255 slugging average, and a .250 on-base percentage at Southeastern Oklahoma State University. The Savage Storm went 29-28 overall and 25-19 in conference.


Rhett Rutledge is playing NCAA Division I baseball at Florida International University in his junior year, following a two-year stent at Northern Oklahoma College. He currently owns a .250 batting average and .300 slugging average on the season with five hits, seven runs, and one RBI, with a .905 fielding percentage. The Panthers are 22-29 overall and will return to action Thursday with a three-day three-game home series against Louisiana Tech.

Sophomores Mack Thompson and Treyce Tolbert saw action on a 24-22 Rose State College baseball team, the school’s best record since 2013. Thompson ended the season with a .879 fielding percentage, .337 batting average, .413 on-base percentage, and .402 slugging average, recording 31 hits, 6 doubles, 20 runs, and 16 RBI. Tolbert finished with a .909 fielding percentage, .297 batting average, .360 on-base percentage, and .436 slugging average, with 30 hits, 12 doubles, 1 triple, 17 runs, and 19 RBI.

Berryhill grad and native Sandite Jacob Bailey is seeing reduced duty with the Seminole State baseball team. He is 1-0 on the mound in 3.2 innings pitched with a 0.0 ERA and 6 strikeouts. Last season he was 6-1 for a 4.14 ERA. Seminole went 39-14 this season.

University of Oklahoma sophomore Jake Terry has pitched two innings this season and thrown one strikeout. His career ERA stands at 7.53. The Sooners are 31-20 overall and 9-12 in Big 12 action. They will play a three-game Red River Rivalry series this week to conclude the regular season.

CPHS Class of 1981 grad Mike Moore is Head Baseball Coach at Jay High School, and recently wrapped up the season with an 18-14 record.


University of Central Oklahoma freshman Colt Savage scored 84 points with 25 rebounds, 4 assists, and 3 steals for the Men’s Basketball team this past season, helping the Broncos to an 11-17 record. He shot 55.6% on field goals, 50% on three-pointers, and 90% on free throws.


Sophomore Jacob Taber and the Fort Hays State University football team earned their second-straight MIAA Conference Title with a 9-3 overall record and 6-0 undefeated performance on their home turf. Taber played in all twelve games, recording 4 total tackles.

Jerry Lyons didn’t see any action his freshman year at Southwestern College football, but the Moundbuilders finished the season 6-5 overall and 5-5 in conference.

Payton Scott took a redshirt his freshman year at the University of Central Oklahoma, but the football team went 8-4 overall, 7-4 in conference, and won the Heart of Texas Bowl.


University of Denver golfer Carson Griggs cracked the starting lineup this season as a true freshman and helped his team to a Summit League Conference Championship with a sixth place finish out of 44 golfers. The Pioneers concluded their season Wednesday with a 12th place finish at the NCAA Stanford Regional.

Griggs placed 54th out of 96 at the Ram Masters Invitational, helping his team to a 4th place finish. He was first on his team and 13th out of 100 at the William H. Tucker Invitational. He was second on his team and 31st of 84 at the Bayou City Collegiate Tournament. He placed 30th of 90 at the Ping Cougar Classic, 67th of 75 at Regionals, 68th of 72 at the Paintbrush Invitational, 84th of 112 at the Warrior Princeville Makai Invitational, and 101st of 120 at the Wyoming Desert Intercollegiate Classic. 


University of Oklahoma senior Hannah Hammond was named to the Academic All-Big 12 Rowing Team.


1991 grad Roger Bush led the Oral Roberts University Women to an 8-12 record. Junior Brooklyn Eardley played eight games and recorded one assist.

1999 grad Ryan Bush led the Oral Roberts University Men to a 6-7-3 record.

2012 grad Tyler McIntosh led the Midwest City Boys to a 2-12 record.

2010 grad Aaron McIntosh led the Mingo Valley Boys to a Heartland Christian Athletic Association Conference Championship in his first year as Head Coach.

Junior Kayla Foster played seven games this past season at Missouri University of Science and Technology, scoring one goal and one assist. The Miners went 4-11-1 overall and 3-9-1 in conference.

Megan Deshazo (sophomore) and Emma Peak (freshman) helped the Northern Oklahoma College (Tonkawa) team to an 8-7-1 overall record and 7-5-1 conference performance this season. Deshazo was named Most Valuable Player and Offensive Player of the Year and made the NJCAA All-Region team, leading the team in total scoring with eight goals and three assists. Deshazo is signed to play for Southwestern Christian University next season. Peak scored one goal and two assists.

Oklahoma City University freshman Abigail Banks only got to play one game this season, due to sharing the lineup with an All-Conference goalie. The Stars went 11-3-2 overall and 6-1-1 for second in conference.

Redlands Community College and sophomore Brooklyn Turner went 9-6-2 this season. Turner saw action in twelve games.


Assistant Coach Peter McCorkle (C/o 2005) helped the Oral Roberts men’s team to a 6-12

Track and Field

Colby Community College freshman Ian Baustert finished 27th in the 800 meter run at the NJCAA Region VI Track Championships with a time of 2:09.10 last week. Earlier this season he set 4:28.77 PR in the 1500.

Grand Canyon University sophomore Cheyenne Walden finished the season 6th in the 3K Steeplechase in 11:12.13 and 23rd in the 5K run in 18:47.24 at the Western Athletic Conference Championships. Over the course of the season she set PRs of 4:45.56 in the 1500 run, 5:22.13 in the one-mile, 10:17.49 in the 3k, 17:10.40 in the 5K, and 10:54.11 in the 3K Steeple. She also won the NAU Friday Night Duals one-mile run in the season-opener, placed second in the 3K Steeple at the Aztec Invitational, and broke the school’s 5K record.


Kansas State sophomore Gloria Mutiri had a remarkable season this past fall, earning a multitude of accolades. She was twice named the Big 12 Rookie of the Week, made the All-Big 12 Rookie Team, and was a second team All-Big 12 selection. The American Volleyball Coaches Association selected her for the All-Midwest Region First Team, named her Midwest Freshman of the Year, and gave her an All-American Honorable Mention.

Mutiri finished the season with 271 kills, 3 assists, 15 aces, 192 digs, and 67 blocks in 98 sets. The Wildcats went 15-12 overall and 5-11 in Big 12 action. They will be taking a nine-day trip to Brazil later this month to play a series of exhibition matches in Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo.

Labette freshman Kylie Taylor recorded 2 assists, 2 aces, and 44 digs in 34 sets, helping the Cardinals to an 8-22 record.


Oklahoma State redshirt freshman Daton Fix won the first 26 matches of his career and went 35-2 overall this season, picking up titles at the Oklahoma City Open, the Reno Tournament of Champions, the Southern Scuffle, and the Big 12 Conference Tournament. His only losses came to All-Americans and he placed second at the NCAA Tournament.

UCO redshirt junior Cody Karstetter went 1-0 in his debut season with the Bronchos, winning an 8-3 decision in a dual with Fort Hays State.

CPHS Baseball: Banker makes All-State team, 5 players named All-Tulsa Area

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Charles Page High School senior Ben Banker was recently selected to the Oklahoma Baseball Coaches Association All-State Large East team as an alternate. The OBCA All-State games will be played at David Allen Memorial Ballpark in Enid on June 2nd at 7:00 p.m. Banker, Cal Watkins, and Cale Savage were recognized as Class 6A All-Stars by the association.

Five Sand Springs players were named to the Tulsa Area Baseball Coaches Association All-Star roster. Savage, Watkins, Banker, John Miller, and Kyler Copeland will play May 28th at 6:00 p.m. at Bixby High School.

All five players have signed letters of intent to play ball at the next level. Copeland will go to College of the Ozarks, Savage will play at Northern Oklahoma College in Enid, and Watkins is headed to Seminole State College. Miller and Banker will continue playing together at Eastern Oklahoma State College along with Tyler Ash.

The Sandites ended the season with a 22-11 overall record and 8-4 district record under second-year Head Coach James Garrison.