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


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.

(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 Volleyball: Sandites finish season 5th in FVC with 3-1 win at Booker T. Washington


(Tulsa) - The Charles Page High School varsity volleyball team (7-17) got off to a rough start in their final match of the regular season Monday, but ultimately prevailed 3-1 against Booker T. Washington (5-12).

The first set was a sloppy mess for both teams as the two combined for only thirteen kills against thirty errors. Sand Springs started 3-0 before giving up five straight. They trailed till 12-11 when Devree Youngblood capped a four-point run with a kill.

The Hornets quickly reclaimed their advantage and didn’t relinquish it again till another four-point run at 20-19. Jackie Patton gave her team the 22-20 lead, the Sandites tied it, then Patton scored a kill and a block en route to the 25-22 victory.

Game two was much cleaner for both teams and the visitors prevailed 25-19 despite committing eleven total errors with five on the serve. The set started with a rocky exchange but the Hornets took their only lead at 3-2 before Sand Springs surged ahead to a 13-5 advantage.

The teams exchanged kills till 16-8, then the Hornets rattled off four straight, capped by Kaya Neal to make it 16-12. It was a tight back-and-forth from there with neither team winning more than two rallies in row, and Youngblood sealed the win with an assist from Madison Burris. Vanessa Wyrick led all scorers with four kills.

The Sandites played their smoothest game in set three, winning 25-11 despite only scoring eight kills. Youngblood, Gillian Wicker, and Cheyenne Henry scored aces, Youngblood had a block, and the team committed only three errors.

Booker T rallied from a 4-2 deficit to a 7-4 lead in game four and held the frontline till a block from Henry and Burris made it 17-16. Henry and Cloe Campfield notched kills to cap a five point run with a 19-16 lead before the teams traded service errors.

Four-straight Sandite errors let the Hornets back into the game with a 21-20 home lead, Wyrick tied it, then the Hornets got their last point on a Sandite error before their visitors rattled off four points for the win. Burris iced the cake on a tipped ball.

The Sandites will either end their season or punch their ticket to State tomorrow at Owasso in a single elimination Regional Tournament. The No. 8 ranked Rams (23-9) will take on Muskogee (17-13) at 4:00 p.m. Sand Springs will play No. 9 Broken Arrow (19-12) at 6:00 p.m. The Championship round will be played at 7:30 p.m.

Sand Springs is 0-2 against the Tigerettes, falling 3-1 at the Broken Arrow Invitational in August and 3-0 last Tuesday. The Sandites averaged 15.3 points per set against Broken Arrow, who went 8-0 for an undefeated Frontier Valley Conference Championship this season. Sand Springs finished fifth of ten teams in conference standings.

Owasso won their lone meeting with Sand Springs 3-0, giving up an average of 14 points per set, and finished third in conference. Muskogee lost 3-0 to Owasso, Broken Arrow, and Sand Springs and placed seventh in the conference.

(22-25, 25-19, 25-11, 25-22)
Kills: CPHS 37, BTW 31.
Blocks: CPHS 4, BTW 2.
Aces: BTW 5, CPHS 4.
Service Errors: BTW 8, CPHS 11.
Total Errors: CPHS 39, BTW 52.
(Sand Springs Stats)
Kills: Wyrick 7, Henry 6, Harris 5, Burris 5, Youngblood 5, Campfield 4, Hines 4, Rice 1.
Assists: Burris 18, Mong 9, Wicker 1, Youngblood 1, Hines 1.
Solo Blocks: Youngblood 1.
Assisted Blocks: Henry 3, Burris 2, Campfield 1.
Digs: Campfield 9, Blaylock 6, Burris 1, Youngblood 1, Mong 1, Rice 1.
Aces: Wicker 1, Youngblood 1, Wyrick 1, Hines 1.

Frontier Valley Conference Final Results
8-0 Broken Arrow (19-12)
7-1 Jenks (19-15)
7-2 Owasso (23-9)
6-3 Bixby (16-14)
5-4 Sand Springs (6-17)
5-5 Union (13-19)
3-6 Bartlesville (6-26)
2-7 Muskogee (17-13)
0-7 Booker T. Washington (5-11)
0-8 Sapulpa (3-15)

CPHS Volleyball: Sandites fall 3-0 to Broken Arrow


The Charles Page High School varsity volleyball team (6-17, 4-4) suffered a 3-0 sweep at the hands of No. 9 ranked Broken Arrow (19-11, 8-0) Tuesday evening at the Ed Dubie Field House. The Tigers wrapped up the Frontier Valley Conference title with an undefeated 8-0 record.

Broken Arrow wasted no time in digging a hole for their opponents, burying the Sandites with an eleven-straight win streak before the home team went to work. Madison Burris scored three kills off sets from Raylynn Mong. Two Tiger errors and and a block from Vanessa Wyrick and Devree Youngblood cut it to 14-8, but Broken Arrow quickly adjusted and ultimately prevailed 25-11.

The second set started off slightly less lopsided and the Sandites actually led twice before the Tigerettes began to run away with it. Broken Arrow scored four, Cheyenne Henry got a kill, then they scored seven more for a 13-4 lead. It was back and forth from there but the visitors won handily, 25-14.

Game three fared no better for the Sandites, though they hung close till 10-6. Then Broken Arrow won four straight and began working up another insurmountable lead with a match-best sixteen kills.

Sand Springs has two matches left before the playoffs. They will travel to Ponca City (4-17) Thursday at 6:00 p.m.

Frontier Valley Conference Standings
8-0 No. 9 Broken Arrow (19-11)
6-1 No. 6 Jenks (18-15)
6-2 No. 8 Owasso (21-9)
6-3 No. 14 Bixby (16-13)
5-5 Union (13-19)
4-4 Sand Springs (6-17)
3-5 No. 18 Bartlesville (6-24)
1-7 Muskogee (15-13)
0-5 Booker T. Washington (5-10)
0-7 Sapulpa (3-14)

(25-11, 25-14, 25-12)
Kills: BAHS 36, CPHS 19.
Blocks: BAHS 5, CPHS 2.
Aces: BAHS 6, CPHS 0.
Digs: CPHS 13, BAHS 12.
Service Errors: CPHS 4, BAHS 5.
Errors: BAHS 16, CPHS 28.

(Sand Springs Stats)
Kills: Campfield 7, Burris 6, Harris 3, Henry 2, Wyrick 1.
Assists: Burris 10, Mong 6.
Solo Blocks: Henry 1.
Assisted Blocks: Youngblood 1, Wyrick 1.
Digs: Blaylock 5, Campfield 4, Mong 1, Henry 1, Wicker 1, Harris 1.

High School 6A Football and Volleyball Rankings: 10/1/2018

Class 6A Volleyball Week 7 - OSSAA Rankings

  1. Edmond Santa Fe (25-2)

  2. Edmond Memorial (23-5)

  3. Deer Creek (17-5)

  4. Stillwater (16-6)

  5. Norman North (21-8)

  6. Jenks (18-15)

  7. Edmond North (17-10)

  8. Owasso (21-9)

  9. Broken Arrow (18-11)

  10. Yukon (19-9)

  11. Mustang (20-8)

  12. Shawnee (22-8)

  13. Southmoore (12-17)

  14. Bixby (16-13)

  15. Choctaw (18-11)

  16. Westmoore (10-20)

Class 6A-II Football Week 6 - Sandite Pride News Rankings

  1. Stillwater (5-0)
    Defeated Midwest City 31-13, travels to Choctaw Friday.

  2. Bixby (4-1)
    Defeated Booker T. 21-7, travels to Ponca City Friday.

  3. Booker T. Washington (2-3)
    Lost 21-7 to Bixby, hosts Shawnee Friday.

  4. Midwest City (3-2)
    Lost 31-13 to Stillwater, hosts Putnam City Friday.

  5. Lawton (3-2)
    Defeated Deer Creek 34-17, travels to Putnam West Friday.

  6. Del City (4-1)
    Defeated Putnam West 49-13, travels to Deer Creek Friday.

  7. Muskogee (4-1)
    Defeated Sand Springs 45-27, travels to Sapulpa Friday.

  8. Choctaw (3-2)
    Defeated Putnam City 49-7, hosts Stillwater Friday.

  9. Sand Springs (1-4)
    Lost 45-27 to Muskogee, hosts Bartlesville Friday.

  10. Sapulpa (4-1)
    Defeated Bartlesville 63-58, hosts Muskogee Friday.

  11. Deer Creek (1-4)
    Lost 34-17 to Lawton, hosts Del City Friday.

  12. Bartlesville (1-4)
    Lost 63-58 to Sapulpa, travels to Sand Springs Friday.

  13. Putnam West (1-3)
    Lost 49-13 to Del City, hosts Lawton Friday.

  14. Shawnee (2-3)
    Defeated Ponca City 32-27, travels to Booker T. Friday.

  15. Ponca City (0-5)
    Lost 27-32 to Shawnee, hosts Bixby Friday.

  16. Putnam City (0-5)
    Lost 49-7 to Choctaw, travels to Midwest City Friday

CPHS Volleyball: Sandites upset No. 7 Claremore 3-2 on Senior Night

The Charles Page High School varsity volleyball team notched a 3-2 upset over Class 5A No. 7 ranked Claremore (14-14) Thursday evening on Senior Night. The Sandites won the first two sets against the Zebras, lost the next two, and won the fifth before a boisterous crowd of fans at the Ed Dubie Field House

The Sandites jumped out to a 4-0 lead with a pair of kills from Devree Youngblood before the Zebras got on the board with a service error and a kill from Danielle Meisinger. Rachel Hines kicked off a three-point run for the Sandites, but Claremore tied it up at 7-7. Youngblood scored two more kills and combined on a block with Vanessa Wyrick for an 11-7 lead, then the visitors battled back for a 15-13 advantage.

Things got heated from there as neither team won more than two rallies in a row. The set tied eight times but ultimately the Sandites prevailed 25-23 anchored by Youngblood with seven kills and Madison Burris with one kill and seven assists. Cheyenne Henry hit the lone Sandite ace in game one.

The second set started with a 5-1 Sandite lead thanks to kills from Youngblood and Hines, and an ace from Burris. Then the Zebras went on a 7-1 run for the lead with two aces from Riley Renfroe. Wyrick scored a kill and a block to tie it, then Youngblood had a pair of aces for the lead. The back and forth affair continued with an ace from Jones for the 12-10 Zebra lead. The game tied at 15 and Sand Springs took the lead at 18-17 with three-straight Zebra errors.

Jones and Briley Penny combined on a block to tie it again, but that would be the last time as the Sandites thundered ahead to a 25-21 victory. Claremore outkilled the Sandites 11-8 but the Sandites won the ace battle 5-3 and only committed five total errors.

The Zebras battled back in the third set, rallying from a 15-11 deficit to an 18-16 lead that they never surrendered. They came alive at the net with five blocks as the difference maker.

The fourth game got off to a great start for the Sandites with a 6-0 lead. The tag team duo of Burris and Youngblood combined for two blocks and two kills before the Zebras got on the board with a service error. The visitors began to rally after Youngblood came out with an injury, but McKenzie Harris and Gillian Wicker filled in well and the Zebras didn’t take their first lead till 18-17. They ran away with it from there, however, for a 25-20 victory.

Sand Springs used a three-point run for a 5-3 lead in the final set, Claremore won three to make it 6-5, Sand Springs won four to make it 9-6, Claremore won four more, then Sand Springs won five more. Claremore notched a campfire kill to try and stall the Sandite tide, but Hailey Grant hit out-of-bounds to give Sand Springs the win at 15-12.

On Tuesday the Lady Sandites fell 25-19, 25-13, and 25-18 to No. 14 Bixby (16-12, 6-3).

Sand Springs Volleyball (6-16, 4-3) will return to action Tuesday at 6:15 p.m. with a Frontier Valley Conference home match against No. 9 Broken Arrow (18-11, 7-0) who they previously fell 3-1 to at the Tigers’ home tournament.

(25-23, 25-21, 21-25, 20-25, 15-12)
Kills: CHS 44, CPHS 42.
Blocks: CPHS 10, CHS 10.
Aces: CPHS 9, CHS 7.
Service Errors: CHS 12, CPHS 13.
Total Errors: CHS 45, CPHS 45.
(Sand Springs Stats)
Kills: Youngblood 14, Campfield 10, Hines 6, Burris 4, Wyrick 4, Harris 2, Henry 1, Mong 1.
Assists: Burris 30, Mong 5, Wyrick 1, Blaylock 1.
Solo Blocks: Campfield 1, Wyrick 1, Henry 1.
Assisted Blocks: Henry 4, Burris 4, Youngblood 3, Wyrick 3.
Aces: Burris 2, Youngblood 2, Henry 2, Campfield 1, Martin 1, Mong 1.
Digs: Blaylock 6, Campfield 5, Mong 3, Harris 1, Henry 1.

Frontier Valley Conference Standings
7-0 No. 9 Broken Arrow (18-11)
6-1 No. 8 Jenks (18-15)
6-3 No. 14 Bixby (16-12)
5-2 No. 7 Owasso (21-9)
5-4 No. 17 Union (11-14)
4-3 Sand Springs (6-16)
3-5 No. 18 Bartlesville (6-18)
0-4 Booker T. Washington (5-9)
0-7 Muskogee (14-13)
0-7 Sapulpa (3-14)

High School 6A Football and Volleyball Rankings: 9/24/2018

Class 6A Volleyball Week 6 - OSSAA Rankings

  1. Edmond Santa Fe (25-2)

  2. Edmond Memorial (23-5)

  3. Deer Creek (17-5)

  4. Stillwater (16-6)

  5. Norman North (19-8)

  6. Edmond North (16-10)

  7. Owasso (21-7)

  8. Jenks (16-15)

  9. Broken Arrow (17-11)

  10. Yukon (15-6)

  11. Mustang (19-7)

  12. Shawnee (21-7)

  13. Southmoore (11-16)

  14. Bixby (14-12)

  15. Choctaw (17-9)

  16. Westmoore (7-15)

Class 6A-II Football Week 4 - Sandite Pride News Rankings

  1. Booker T. Washington (2-2)

  2. Bixby (3-1)

  3. Midwest City (3-1)

  4. Stillwater (4-0)

  5. Lawton (2-2)

  6. Del City (3-1)

  7. Muskogee (3-1)

  8. Choctaw (2-2)

  9. Sand Springs (1-3)

  10. Sapulpa (3-1)

  11. Deer Creek (1-3)

  12. Bartlesville (1-3)

  13. Putnam West (1-3)

  14. Shawnee (1-3)

  15. Ponca City (0-4)

  16. Putnam City (0-4)

CPHS Volleyball: Sandites drop matches to Owasso and Cascia Hall

The Charles Page High School varsity volleyball team (5-15) dropped a 3-1 match to 5A No. 4 Cascia Hall (22-8) Thursday evening, giving the eight-time State Championship-winning program a run for their money on their home court.

Cascia needed only six kills to steal the first set from Sand Springs, who committed thirteen errors. The Sandites actually led in kills with seven, including three from Madison Burris, and both teams had three aces. After doubling down 12-6 on Sand Springs, the Commandos gave up six-straight for a tie score. Devree Youngblood scored all three Sandite aces during that run. The home team quickly adjusted, however, and rattled off a six-straight streak of their own en route to a 25-16 win.

The Sandites brought their A game in Set Two, however, winning a 27-25 thriller. Youngblood and Campfield scored three kills apiece and Campfield hit two aces, but the difference-maker was the Commandos’ twelve errors. Cascia only led for four rallies, but the game tied eleven times.

Cascia found another gear in the third game, rallying from a 7-4 deficit to a 20-10 lead. Sand Springs found kills from Campfield, Burris, and Cheyenne Henry to try and battle back, but the Commandos won four in a row to close the deal at 25-15. The Sandites out-killed the Commandos 12-11, led by Henry with five, but committed ten errors to Cascia’s three.

Sand Springs led for the entirety of the fourth set before blowing a 19-11 lead. Cascia won five rallies straight, Rachel Hines scored one for the Sandites, then Cascia won four more to tie it at 20-20. Two Commando errors and a Campfield ace made it 23-20 and it looked like Campfield would serve another ace. Instead, a dogpile of Commandos managed to miraculously dig the ball out and caught the Sandites in a campfire. Two kills tied it, Youngblood made it 24-23, then Cascia rattled off three more points for the 26-24 win.

On Tuesday the Sandites traveled to No. 8 Owasso (17-6) and fell 3-0.

The Lady Sandites fell into an 11-2 hole in the first set before Raylynn Mong scored their first kill on a tipped ball. They began to battle back from there and closed the deficit to 16-11 with kills from Madison Burris, Cheyenne Henry, Devree Youngblood, Vanessa Wyrick and Cloe Campfield, but the Rams turned up the heat and rocketed forward to a 25-13 win with ten kills, two blocks, and four aces. Madison Blaylock had five digs in the set.

The second set was only a one-point improvement as the Rams won 25-14 with twelve kills and a dozen Sand Springs errors. Owasso won the third set 25-15 with a dozen kills and eleven Sandite errors.

Sand Springs will return to action Tuesday at 6:15 p.m. with a home match against Bixby.

Frontier Valley Conference Standings
7-0 No. 11 Broken Arrow (14-8)
5-1 No. 6 Jenks (15-10)
5-1 No. 8 Owasso (17-6)
5-3 No. 14 Bixby (12-9)
5-3 No. 16 Union (10-12)
4-2 Sand Springs (5-15)
2-5 No. 20 Bartlesville (5-16)
0-4 Booker T. Washington (4-8)
0-6 Sapulpa (3-12)
0-7 No. 19 Muskogee (14-13)

CH 3 CPHS 1 (25-16, 27-25, 15-25, 26-24)
Kills: CH 41, CPHS 41.
Blocks: CH 5, CPHS 3.
Aces: CH 10, CPHS 8.
Service Errors: CH 3, CPHS 12.
Errors: CH 30, CPHS 43.

(Sand Springs only)
Kills: Youngblood 11, Campfield 9, Burris 7, Henry 6, Wyrick 4, Mong 3, Hines 1.
Assists: Burris 16, Mong 15, Campfield 2.
Solo Blocks: Wyrick 1.
Assisted Blocks: Harris 1, Wyrick 1, Hines 1, Henry 1.
Aces: Campfield 4, Youngblood 3, Wyrick 1.
Digs: Blaylock 6, Campfield 2, Burris 1, Youngblood 1, Mong 1.

OHS 3 CPHS 0 (25-13, 25-14, 25-15)
Kills: OHS 34, CPHS 18.
Blocks: OHS 3, CPHS 2.
Aces: OHS 5.
Service Errors: OHS 5, CPHS 8.
Errors: OHS 22, CPHS 32.

(Sand Springs only)
Kills: Campfield 5, Youngblood 4, Henry 3, Burris 2, Wyrick 2, Mong 1.
Assists: Burris 6, Mong 3, Blaylock 1, Youngblood 1, Wyrick 1, Hines 1.
Solo Blocks: Wyrick 1.
Assisted Blocks: Youngblood 1, Henry 1.
Digs: Blaylock 5, Burris 1, Youngblood 1.

High School 6A Football and Volleyball Rankings: 9/17/2018

Class 6A Volleyball Week 5 - OSSAA Rankings

  1. Edmond Santa Fe (18-2)

  2. Edmond Memorial (18-3)

  3. Deer Creek (15-5)

  4. Stillwater (14-6)

  5. Norman North (15-5)

  6. Jenks (13-10)

  7. Edmond North (14-10)

  8. Owasso (16-6)

  9. Yukon (14-6)

  10. Mustang (19-6)

  11. Broken Arrow (12-8)

  12. Shawnee (20-6)

  13. Southmoore (8-13)

  14. Bixby (11-8)

  15. Choctaw (17-8)

  16. Union (10-11)

Class 6A-II Football Week 4 - Sandite Pride News Rankings

  1. Booker T. Washington (1-2)
    Coming off bye week. Hosts Bartlesville Thursday.

  2. Midwest City (2-1)
    Coming off bye week. Hosts Lawton Friday.

  3. Bixby (2-1)
    Shutout Putnam City 64-0. Travels to Sapulpa Friday.

  4. Lawton (2-1)
    Defeated Eisenhower 42-13.

  5. Stillwater (3-0)
    Defeated Southmoore 49-15. Travels to Deer Creek Friday.

  6. Muskogee (2-1)
    Defeated Putnam City West 34-29. Hosts Ponca City Friday.

  7. Del City (2-1)
    Defeated Bartlesville 33-7. Hosts Choctaw Friday.

  8. Sand Springs (1-2)
    Lost 49-13 to Greenwood, AR. Travels to Shawnee Friday.

  9. Choctaw (2-1)
    Lost 46-21 to Putnam City North.

  10. Sapulpa (3-0)
    Defeated East Central 49-12.

  11. Bartlesville (1-2)
    Lost 33-7 to Del City.

  12. Deer Creek (1-2)
    Defeated Edmond Memorial 34-13

  13. Putnam City (0-3)
    Lost 64-0 to Bixby. Host Putnam West Friday.

  14. Putnam West (0-3)
    Lost 34-29 to Muskogee.

  15. Shawnee (0-3)
    Lost 47-7 to Carl Albert

  16. Ponca City (0-3)
    Lost 28-0 to Collinsville.

CPHS Volleyball: Sandites upset No. 16 Union in 3-0 sweep

The Charles Page High School varsity volleyball team (5-12) rolled to a 3-0 upset of No. 16 ranked Union (9-10) Tuesday evening at the Ed Dubie Field House.

The Sandites defeated the Redskins with sets of 25-23, 25-22, and 27-25. Coverage of the match is sponsored by Kelly Smith with Farmer’s Insurance at 3973 South Highway 97 in Sand Springs. Contact Kelly Smith at 918-245-0100 for home, auto, life, business, and specialty insurance.

Devree Youngblood struck first with an assist from Madison Burris, but the visitors soon ran away with a six-point streak. The Sandites played catch up from there and used a seven-rally stretch to take a 15-11 lead that they never relinquished. Burris recorded two kills, seven assists, and an ace, while Youngblood scored seven kills. The Sandites outkilled the Redskins 14-10 in the stanza and six made their way into the scorebook.

Raylynn Mong kicked the second game off in style with an assist and an ace. The Redskins tied it up nine times but only led twice, both times in the final stretch. Trailing 20-18, Union used a kill from Katie Marth and a pair of aces from Sydney West for their first lead. A hitting error from Marth tied it back up, Tierney Jackson scored a kill for the Union lead, then the Sandites ran away with it. Union made three straight errors and Youngblood scored a kill to secure the victory.

Cheyenne Henry scored the first kill of the final set and Cloe Campfield aced for a 3-0 lead. They held the lead till 11-9, then Union rattled off seven-straight points with five kills before committing three-straight errors to let the Sandites back in the game. Vanessa Wyrick notched a kill and two more errors tied it up at 17-17, then Mia Marth scored a kill and Ashlynn Cunningham served back to back aces.

Down 22-19, the Sandites went on a five-point run with an ace from Madison Blaylock and a kill from Campfield. Union wouldn’t go down without a fight. Mia Marth made another kill and Abby Thompson scored a kill and an ace for a 25-24 lead. Campfield tied it up, an error gave the Sandites the lead, and Henry scored a kill for the win.

Sand Springs will return to action Tuesday, September 18th with at 6:15 p.m. conference road game at No. 9 Owasso (15-5). The two teams have yet to meet this season, but the Sandites won two sweeps last year.

CPHS 3 Union 0
Kills: CPHS 31, Union 32.
Blocks: Union 2, CPHS 1.
Aces: CPHS 7, Union 6.
Service Errors: CPHS 7, Union 11.

(Sand Springs only)
Kills: Youngblood 7, Henry 5, Burris 5, Campfield 4, Wyrick 3, Harris 1, Mong 1.
Assists: Mong 13, Burris 12, Wyrick 1.
Blocks: Mong 1, Henry 1.
Aces: Campfield 3, Burris 1, Blaylock 1, Youngblood 1, Mong 1.
Digs: Blaylock 6, Campfield 3.

Frontier Valley Conference Standings
4-0 No. 10 Broken Arrow (11-8)
4-1 No. 7 Jenks (12-10)
4-1 Sand Springs (5-12)
4-2 No. 14 Bixby (10-8)
4-3 No. 16 Union (9-10)
3-1 No. 9 Owasso (15-5)
2-4 Bartlesville (2-13)
0-3 No. 17 Muskogee (14-8)
0-3 Booker T. Washington (3-5)
0-5 Sapulpa (2-6)

High School 6A Football and Volleyball Rankings: 9/10/2018

Class 6A Volleyball Week 4 - OSSAA Rankings

  1. Edmond Santa Fe (15-2)

  2. Edmond Memorial (16-3)

  3. Norman North (15-4)

  4. Deer Creek (14-4)

  5. Edmond North (14-8)

  6. Stillwater (12-6)

  7. Jenks (11-10)

  8. Mustang (14-4)

  9. Owasso (15-5)

  10. Broken Arrow (10-8)

  11. Yukon (9-3)

  12. Shawnee (14-6)

  13. Southmoore (6-13)

  14. Bixby (9-8)

  15. Choctaw (11-7)

  16. Union (9-10)

Class 6A-II Football Week 3 - Sandite Pride News Rankings

  1. Booker T. Washington (1-2)

  2. Midwest City (2-1)

  3. Bixby (1-1)

  4. Lawton (1-1)

  5. Stillwater (2-0)

  6. Muskogee (1-1)

  7. Del City (1-1)

  8. Sand Springs (1-1)

  9. Choctaw (2-0)

  10. Sapulpa (2-0)

  11. Bartlesville (1-1)

  12. Putnam City (0-2)

  13. Deer Creek (0-2)

  14. Putnam West (0-2)

  15. Shawnee (0-2)

  16. Ponca City (0-2)

High School 6A Football and Volleyball Rankings: 9/3/2018

Class 6A Volleyball Week 3 - OSSAA Rankings

  1. Edmond Santa Fe (10-2)
  2. Edmond Memorial (12-1)
  3. Norman North (14-3)
  4. Deer Creek (10-2)
  5. Stillwater (7-5)
  6. Edmond North (10-6)
  7. Jenks (9-6)
  8. Mustang (12-4)
  9. Broken Arrow (6-6)
  10. Yukon (8-3)
  11. Owasso (9-4)
  12. Shawnee (8-4)
  13. Southmoore (5-7)
  14. Bixby (6-5)
  15. Choctaw (10-7)
  16. Union (8-8)

Class 6A-II Football Week 2 - Sandite Pride News Rankings

  1. Booker T. Washington (1-1)
  2. Midwest City (1-1)
  3. Bixby (1-1)
  4. Lawton (0-1)
  5. Stillwater (1-0)
  6. Muskogee (1-0)
  7. Del City (1-0)
  8. Sand Springs (0-1)
  9. Putnam City (0-1)
  10. Choctaw (1-0)
  11. Bartlesville (1-0)
  12. Sapulpa (1-0)
  13. Deer Creek (0-1)
  14. Putnam West (0-1)
  15. Shawnee (0-2)
  16. Ponca City (0-0)

High School 6A Football and Volleyball Rankings: 8/27/2018

Class 6A Volleyball Week 2 - OSSAA Rankings

  1. Edmond Santa Fe (10-2)
  2. Edmond Memorial (11-1)
  3. Norman North (14-3)
  4. Deer Creek (9-2)
  5. Edmond North (10-5)
  6. Stillwater (5-5)
  7. Jenks (8-6)
  8. Mustang (12-3)
  9. Broken Arrow (6-6)
  10. Yukon (7-3)
  11. Shawnee (8-4)
  12. Owasso (6-2)
  13. Southmoore (4-7)
  14. Westmoore (6-5)
  15. Bixby (5-5)
  16. Muskogee (10-6)
  17. Choctaw (9-7)
  18. Putnam City North (9-3)
  19. Union (6-8)
  20. Norman (3-8)

Class 6A-II Football Week 1 - Sandite Pride News Rankings

  1. Booker T. Washington (0-1)
  2. Midwest City (1-0)
  3. Bixby (0-1)
  4. Lawton (0-1)
  5. Stillwater (0-0)
  6. Putnam City (0-1)
  7. Muskogee (0-0)
  8. Sand Springs (0-0)
  9. Choctaw (1-0)
  10. Deer Creek (0-1)
  11. Del City (0-0)
  12. Shawnee (0-1)
  13. Putnam West (0-0)
  14. Bartlesville (0-0)
  15. Sapulpa (0-0)
  16. Ponca City (0-0)

CPHS Volleyball: Jenks knocks off Sand Springs 3-0


Sand Springs - The Charles Page High School varsity volleyball team (4-12, 3-1) suffered a 3-0 sweep at the hands of 6A No. 7 ranked Jenks (7-6) Tuesday evening at the Ed Dubie Field House, but it was far from a beat down. After losing a tough 25-14 first set the Sandites kept the Trojans on their toes in the next two. 

Sand Springs benefited from a pair of Jenks errors before falling in a 4-2 hole in set two. The Trojans scored a pair of blocks and the Sandites had a hard time keeping their powerful attacks in the court. After some quick adjustments they soon began to battle back.

A kill from Rachel Hines tied it up at 9-9 and a pair of Jenks errors gave the home team the lead till kills from Alana Broedel and Sophie Bufogle flipped the script at 16-14. Sand Springs led once more at 18-17, but Jenks took advantage of Sandite communication errors and only gave up one more point on a tipped ball from Madison Burris.

The final set was the closest of the three and the Sandites led on several occasions with eight tie scores. Cheyenne Henry and McKenzie Harris combined for a block to lead 14-13 before the Trojans claimed the edge for the duration of the bout. Jenks won the final set 25-21.

Sand Springs Volleyball will return to action Thursday at 6:30 p.m. with a non-conference road game at 5A No. 5 Coweta (10-2).

Frontier Valley Conference Standings
No. 7 Jenks (3-1)
Sand Springs (3-1)
No. 9 Broken Arrow (2-0)
Bartlesville (2-1)
No. 12 Owasso (2-1)
No. 19 Union (2-2)
No. 15 Bixby (1-1)
Booker T. Washington (0-2)
No. 16 Muskogee (0-3)
Sapulpa (0-3)

CPHS Volleyball: Lady Sandites finish sixth at Broken Arrow Tournament, beat Bartlesville 3-1


The Charles Page High School varsity volleyball team (4-11) has been in a rough patch lately due to brutal scheduling and an unrelenting string of top-tier competitors.

They placed sixth of seven teams at the round-robin Broken Arrow Invitational this past weekend, but all five losses came to top-ten ranked 6A programs, and in the last three days they have met three top-five opponents. 

On Thursday the Lady Sandites were swept 3-0 by 4A No. 2 Victory Christian (9-3) with sets of 25-12, 25-19, and 25-13. 6A No. 2 Norman North (11-3) got a sweep Friday (25-13, 25-14, 25-14), as did No. 3 Edmond Memorial (10-1) (25-20, 25-13, 25-13). They won set three 25-23 against No. 7 Broken Arrow (4-5), but lost the others 25-9, 25-20, and 25-15. 

The streak finally came to a close with a 3-1 win over Bartlesville (2-6), who they also defeated in conference play earlier this month. After suffering a 25-9 clobbering in the first set, the Lady Sandites surged back to win 25-20, 25-19, and 25-22. That momentum carried into the rest of the day and they made a commendable effort against their next two opponents. 

Sand Springs got off to an incredible start against No. 6 Edmond North (9-5), taking a 5-0 lead with two aces from Madison Burris and two kills from Vanessa Wyrick with Devree Youngblood assisting. Cloe Campfield made it 7-1 with an ace and the Sandites held their distance comfortably till a five-point run made it 16-15. Wyrick broke that steak up with a kill, but the Huskies went right back to it and came from behind for a 25-19 victory.

Morgan Goerke served an ace and an error to start the second set, then Lily DeGrace and Youngblood traded kills. Campfield notched an ace for a 3-2 lead and the game tied three times before the Huskies put it in the bag. An eight point run put it at 17-7 in Edmond’s favor and the Sandites never recovered, falling 25-14.

Game three was a beat down right out of the gate. Edmond took a 2-0 lead, Raylynn Mong aced to tie it, DeGrace posted a block and Cheyenne Henry tied it with a kill. Then the Huskies went on an eight point run with four aces from Sarah Holmes. Holmes finally made an error, but Kamryn Bacus picked it up from there with a kill and three aces before Youngblood hit a kill.

The Lady Sandites began to stage a comeback with a four-point run and a pair of kills from Henry, cutting it to 18-12. DeGrace scored two of her own, then Sand Springs went on a ten point run. Henry scored a kill and a block, Youngblood scored a pair of kills, and Mong served three aces for the 22-20 lead. The Huskies wouldn’t have an upset on their hands, however, and surged back for the 25-23 win.

No. 10 Southmoore (4-6) took a commanding 8-3 lead in their first game against the Sandites and rolled steadily forward for a 25-16 victory. .

The second set was far more competitive with the Sandites in control for most of the action. Mong scored back to back aces for the lead at 5-3 and Sand Springs looked to be in good shape in the final stretch. But the Sabercats came from a 19-13 deficit to win it 25-22. 

Westmoore took an 11-8 lead in the final game with a four point run and never looked back in another 25-16 win. 

The Lady Sandites will return to action Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. with a home battle against Frontier Valley foe No. 8 Jenks (7-6, 2-1). 

Tournament Match Results
Norman North 3-0 Sand Springs (25-13, 25-14, 25-14)
Norman North 3-0 Bartlesville (25-12, 25-21, 25-13)
Norman North 3-0 Southmoore (25-14, 26-24, 26-24)
Norman North 3-2 Edmond Memorial (25-22, 15-25, 23-25, 25-21, 15-13)
Norman North 3-2 Edmond North (25-22, 25-18, 20-25, 22-25, 15-12)
Edmond Memorial 3-1 Southmoore (15-25, 25-20, 25-15, 25-14)
Edmond Memorial 3-0 Sand Springs (25-20, 25-13, 25-13)
Edmond Memorial 3-0 Broken Arrow (25-23, 25-23, 27-25)
Edmond Memorial 3-0 Edmond North (25-20, 25-13, 25-16)
Edmond Memorial 3-0 Bartlesville (25-13, 25-16, 25-11)
Edmond North 3-2 Broken Arrow (25-19, 22-25, 22-25, 25-16, 16-14)
Edmond North 3-2 Southmoore (22-25, 25-20, 24-26, 25-13, 15-11)
Edmond North 3-0 Bartlesville (25-18, 25-11, 25-14)
Edmond North 3-0 Sand Springs (25-19, 25-14, 25-23)
Broken Arrow 3-1 Sand Springs (25-9, 25-20, 23-25, 25-15)
Broken Arrow 3-1 Southmoore (25-11, 25-14, 19-25, 25-18)
Broken Arrow 3-0 Bartlesville (25-13, 25-11, 25-18)
Southmoore 3-1 Bartlesville (22-25, 25-19, 25-21, 25-11)
Southmoore 3-0 Sand Springs (25-16, 25-22, 25-16)
Sand Springs 3-1 Bartlesville (25-9, 25-20, 19-25, 25-22)

Tournament Placement

  1. 6A No. 2 Norman North (6-0)
  2. 6A No. 3 Edmond Memorial (5-1)
  3. 6A No. 6 Edmond North (4-2)
  4. 6A No. 7 Broken Arrow (3-3)
  5. 6A No. 10 Southmoore (2-4)
  6. Sand Springs (1-5)
  7. Bartlesville (0-6)

Frontier Valley Standings
(3-0) Sand Springs (4-11)
(2-0) No. 7 Broken Arrow (5-6)
(2-1) No. 8 Jenks (7-6)
(2-1) No. 11 Owasso (3-2)
(2-1) Bartlesville (2-9)
(2-2) No. 18 Union (3-7)
(1-1) No. 15 Bixby (5-4)
(0-2) Booker T. Washington (2-4)
(0-3) No. 20 Muskogee (10-5)
(0-3) Sapulpa (0-3)

CPHS Volleyball: Sandites sweep Muskogee 3-0


(Muskogee, OK) - After a tough start the Charles Page High School varsity volleyball team (3-5) rolled to their second 3-0 sweep of the season against Class 6A No. 20 ranked Muskogee (5-5) Tuesday evening. The first two sets were competitive but the visitors ran away with the third. 

The Lady Sandites suffered a winless weekend at Union High School, securing only two sets in the five match tournament. They were swept 3-0 by No. 2 Norman North (7-1), No. 6 Edmond North (5-2), and No. 5 Stillwater (5-4) and fell 3-1 to No. 18 Union (1-7) and 5A No. 3 Bishop Kelley (5-2). They will get rematches with Union and Kelley later this season, but for now they are undefeated in Frontier Valley Conference play at 3-0.

The final score at Muskogee was not indicative of the closeness of the first set. While the Sandites ultimately prevailed 25-16, they closed game one on an 8-2 run and the Rougherettes were competitive for most of the bout. Sand Springs tried to pull away early on with a 7-2 run for an 11-6 lead, but a kill from Madison Wiebe, an ace from Paige Irwin and a trio of Sandite errors cut it back to a one-point game. Their head start was foiled but they finished strong with kills from Devree Youngblood, Cloe Campfield, and Vanessa Wyrick and an ace from Raylynn Mong.

The second set was a replay of the first, tight at first, then Sand Springs began to run away with it only for the hosts to claw their way back up. Youngblood scored back-to-back kills and Campfield aced to start the game, but the scrappy Lady Roughers hung tight at 14-13 till the Lady Sandites ran it up to 23-14. Then, just when it looked like a sure victory, four faults and an ace from Alesha Arriaga cut it back to 23-19. A Rougher error and a kill from McKenzie Harris secured the victory. 

After tying it up at 5-5 the Roughers completely dropped out of contention in set three. A 10-1 run more or less put the match out of reach and first year Head Coach Sydney Bond got to sub in her third string, giving twelve players varsity experience for the night before wrapping it up at 25-19.

Campfield led all scorers with eleven kills and two aces, followed by Youngblood with twelve kills. Wyrick and Madison Burris scored six kills apiece and Madison Blaylock recorded five digs. Mong had two aces and nineteen assists and Burris had three digs and fifteen assists.

Sand Springs Volleyball will return to action Thursday evening with a 6:15 p.m. match at 4A No. 2 Victory Christian (8-3).

CPHS Volleyball: Sandites top Bartlesville 3-1 in thrilling home-opener


The Charles Page High School varsity volleyball team improved to 2-0 with a 3-1 home debut victory Tuesday night at the Ed Dubie Field House. Bartlesville (1-2) won the second set of the night and looked to win the fourth before the Sandites battled out of a nine-point hole.

The first set was a nail-bitter as Sand Springs didn't take the final lead till 18-17 with eight tie scores along the way. The Sandites started hot with a kill and an ace from Madison Burris and a block from Cheyenne Henry, and kept that lead till 8-5 when three straight errors evened things up.

Neither team managed more than a one-point advantage till Cloe Campfield served an ace at 14-12. That lead was quick lived as two errors and a pair of kills flipped the script in Bartlesville's favor. Sand Springs finally surged in the final minutes for the 25-20 victory. 

Bartlesville took a 5-3 lead in the second set. Sand Springs battled back and led till 11-11 when they were caught out of rotation, then jumped back out to 15-12 with kills from Vanessa Wyrick and McKenzie Harris.

A four-point run put the Bruins up 17-16, the Sandites made a run of their own with a kill and an ace from Burris for a 21-18 lead, then Bartlesville ran away with it for the 25-22 victory. 

Set three went by like a breeze thanks to a nine-point run that put the Sandites up 17-10 and a five-point denouement capped by a kill from Wyrick.

The final stanza started heavily in Bartlesville's favor as the Bruins took a 12-3 lead, but the Sandites made a seven point run that flustered Coach Tom Williams to the point of drawing a yellow card.

The Sandites took their first lead at 20-19 thanks to kills from Harris and Henry, the set tied at 21-21 and 22-22, then Devree Youngblood made it 24-22 and things looked wrapped up for the home team. 

Instead, a service error, a block, and an ace gave the Bruins the lead before a service error of their own tied it at 25-25. Youngblood had the final say, however, scoring on assists from Burris and Raylynn Mong to finish the night. 

Burris registered twenty assists on the night while Youngblood scored thirteen kills. Mong served a team-high four aces, and Henry notched three unassisted blocks.

Sand Springs will return to action Friday at the Union Tournament.

CPHS Volleyball: Sandites sweep Sapulpa 3-0 in season opener


The Charles Page High School varsity volleyball team (1-0) notched a big win in their season opener Tuesday evening. The Lady Sandites traveled into hostile territory to take on their nemesis and prevailed with a 3-0 sweep of the Sapulpa Chieftains (0-1). 

The Sandites took a 3-0 lead right out of the gate and held their distance till a three-point run from the Chieftains tied it at 9-9. Devree Youngblood scored two blocks, one with an assist from Rachel Hines, and notched a kill to make it 12-9. From there the visitors began to run away from it and worked up to a 22-13 lead thanks to a pair of aces from Cloe Campfield, and Cheyenne Henry put the cap on the 25-17 win with an ace of her own.

Most of the second set rallies didn’t last more than a few seconds. Madison Burris scored the opening point, Audrey Malay retaliated, then Campfield scored a kill and two aces for a 5-1 lead. The teams combined for seven service errors then Youngblood hit back to back aces for a 12-7 advantage. Sand Springs surged ahead 20-13 before their hosts battled back, but ultimately the Sandites prevailed 25-20 thanks to a kill from Campfield. There were nine aces and thirteen service errors in the set.

Set three was a true Highway 97 rivalry match up. Kaitlyn Baxter scored a block for the Chieftains then Sand Springs rattled off five straight wins with a pair of aces from Raylynn Mong. Baxter tied it up with a pair of aces at 7-7 and the two teams traded punches till the Chieftains won six straight for their biggest lead of the night at 16-10.

Henry notched a pair of aces to whittle the deficit to 16-14, Sapulpa notched a kill, then the Sandites went on the longest run of the night for either team. Campfield scored three more aces, Youngblood had a pair of kills and a pair of blocks, and the visitors jumped to 22-17 before Malay broke the streak. Baxter scored one last point for her squad, then Youngblood scored two kills and a block to finish the night.

Sand Springs will hold their first home game of the season Tuesday the 14th at 6:30 p.m. against Bartlesville (1-0). The Bruins won their first match 3-2 over Muskogee (0-1).

Coaches Morrow and Green step down from Sandite Basketball and Volleyball

Mar. 09, 2018. CPHS Girls' Basketball Coach Dustin Morrow coaches his team in a State Quarterfinals game against Choctaw. (Photo: Scott Emigh).

Mar. 09, 2018. CPHS Girls' Basketball Coach Dustin Morrow coaches his team in a State Quarterfinals game against Choctaw. (Photo: Scott Emigh).

Charles Page High School has lost two successful head coaches this season. Head Volleyball Coach Janna Green resigned shortly after the fall season and Head Girls' Basketball Coach Dustin Morrow announced his resignation Monday. 

Green came to the Sand Springs School District in 2014 after a three-year stent at Owasso High School. She took over a program that went 14-26 the year before and finished with a winning record of 24-14 in 2016 for Frontier Valley Conference Coach of the Year honors. The girls went 15-18 in 2017. She holds an all-time high school coaching record of 117-110 and 65-72 at Sand Springs. Green is now the Director of Court Sports at Titan Sports and Performance Center in Tulsa. Assistant Coach Alyssa Bargas has also left the program after four years. 

Feb. 06, 2017. SSPS Board of Ed member Bo Naugle presents CPHS Volleyball Coach Janna Green with the Sandite Spirit Award. (Photo: Scott Emigh).

Feb. 06, 2017. SSPS Board of Ed member Bo Naugle presents CPHS Volleyball Coach Janna Green with the Sandite Spirit Award. (Photo: Scott Emigh).

Morrow was also named FVC Coach of the year for the 2016-2017 season after winning the conference, going 24-2, and taking the girls to their first State Tournament appearance since 2011. Morrow took over the program in 2013 and took the team to a 10-14 record after going 3-42 over the two seasons prior. The Lady Sandites finished 18-8 with another State Tournament appearance this past season. Morrow holds a career record of 81-45. He will remain with the district as a science teacher.

"I want to thank the athletic department, my assistant coaches, the players and the entire community for supporting our basketball program during my 6 years as head coach," said Morrow in a public statement. "Having said that, I have decided to step down from my coaching duties. The future is bright for these young ladies and I'm excited to watch them compete for conference and state championships - as a fan! Thanks again and GO SANDITES!"

CPHS Volleyball: Final Season Statistics and Season Rewind

Another year is in the history books for the Charles Page High School Sandite Volleyball team. The talented squad finished the season ranked twelfth in Class 6A with a 15-18 record in one of their toughest schedules in program history. After a 24-14 campaign in 2016, the Lady Sandites scheduled far tougher foes this season and despite the losing record, they were arguably one of the best teams in school history.

The Lady Sandites upset No. 5 Edmond Memorial 3-2 and swept No. 11 Owasso en route to a third-place finish at the tough Broken Arrow tournament. They swept 5A No. 7 Coweta, 5A No. 5 Victory Christian and their Highway 97 foes from Sapulpa before their season came to a close at No. 5 Stillwater in the Regional Championship finals. 

The season included thirteen sweeps and 52 set wins to 58 losses. Fourth-year Head Coach Janna Green's career record stands now at 123-113 (.521) overall and 65-76 (.460) in her time at Sand Springs. She took two of her three Owasso teams to the State Tournament but has yet to make the trip from Sand Springs.

Sixteen Lady Sandites saw action this season, and nine will graduate this spring. The varsity squad didn't contain a single junior. The six varsity sophomores will lead the team for the next two seasons.

The Sandites will graduate 76% of their scoring power, including team kill-leader and Kansas State University-commit Gloria Mutiri. She leaves a talented star to pick up where she left off in sophomore Devree Youngblood. Youngblood played only 47 sets this year due to injury but still managed 94 kills for the second-best performance on the team. Sophomore Madison Burris led the team with 595 assists and was the only player besides Mutiri to play every single set. 

Defensively the girls will lose 85% of their blocking and 77% of their digging power. Mutiri led the team in blocks with 79, while Madison Ward led in digs with 108 to Mutiri's 106. Ward saw the third-most action of the team with 106 sets played. Mutiri also led in aces with 39, while Makenzie Ward scored 28 and Madison Ward added 26. 

Sets Played

107 Burris
107 Mutiri
106 Madison Ward
102 Neely
102 Taylor
98 Makenzie Ward
95 Cypert
93 Campfield
78 Bradshaw
75 Wise
64 Johnson
47 Youngblood
38 Wyrick
25 Mong
18 Blaylock
2 Henry


524 Mutiri
94 Youngblood
63 Burris
72 Cypert
49 Bradshaw
49 Campfield
38 Neely
12 Johnson
11 Wyrick
6 Taylor
6 Madison Ward
4 Wise
1 Blaylock
1 Mong


595 Burris
99 Makenzie Ward
15 Mutiri
12 Bradshaw
11 Mong
8 Cypert
5 Johnson
3 Campfield
3 Neely
3 Taylor
3 Madison Ward
1 Youngblood


79 Mutiri
27 Neely
11 Cypert
9 Burris
7 Bradshaw
7 Wyrick
4 Youngblood
3 Campfield
2 Johnson


108 Madison Ward
106 Mutiri
91 Taylor
60 Burris
33 Campfield
28 Makenzie Ward
12 Wise
6 Cypert
5 Mong
5 Youngblood
4 Bradshaw
3 Blaylock
2 Neely
1 Wyrick


39 Mutiri
28 Makenzie Ward
26 Madison Ward
24 Taylor
19 Campfield
14 Burris
13 Wise
9 Cypert
8 Youngblood
1 Blaylock
1 Neely
1 Wyrick

*Statistics do NOT include a 3-0 (25-12, 26-24, 25-18) win over the Stillwater Junior Varsity squad at the Stillwater Tournament due to equipment failure. 


#4 Chelsea Neely
#6 Kylie Taylor
#8 Kallie Johnson
#14 Makenna Cypert
#17 Makenzie Ward
#18 Madison Ward
#21 Gloria Mutiri
#22 Kenzie Bradshaw
#28 Kendall Wise


#1 Cloe Campfield
#5 Madison Burris
#9 Devree Youngblood
#11 Vanessa Wyrick
#24 Raylynn Mong
#26 Cheyenne Henry


#15 Madison Blaylock