CPHS Softball: Kimi Presnell commits to Rogers State University


Charles Page High School junior Kimi Presnell recently announced her commitment to play collegiate softball at Rogers State University. 

RSU is an NCAA Division II program based in Claremore, Oklahoma that currently competes in the Heartland Conference. Heartland is slated to dissolve in the 2019 season, at which point the Hillcats will join the Lone Star Conference.

The Hillcats went 28-24 in 2017 and finished seventh in conference standings. At press time the 2018 Hillcats are 23-5. Head Coach Andrea Vaughan is in her third year leading the program, taking over in 2016 after the team went 14-31. She is 68-64 overall and led the 2017 team to their first winning record since 2013. 

Presnell batted an incredible .522 during the 2017 fall fast pitch season with a .761 slugging average and .532 on-base percentage. She hit thirty singles, fifteen doubles, two triples, one home run, sixteen RBI, and seven sacrifices. She also stole twelve bases and scored 32 runs. 

A three-year varsity team member, Presnell has seen the OSSAA 6A State Tournament all three years. The Lady Sandites made it as far as the Finals in 2015, falling 4-3 to Choctaw in the Championship. She also plays for the Tulsa ELITE amateur softball organization.  

CPHS Softball: Cameron Clemons commits to Southern Arkansas University


Charles Page High School junior Cameron Clemons on Wednesday announced her commitment to play collegiate softball for Southern Arkansas University. 

The SAU Muleriders are an NCAA Division II program based in Magnolia, Arkansas, competing in the Great American Conference which includes six Arkansas schools and six Oklahoma schools. 

Head Coach Jason Anderson is in his fourth year at SAU, holding a 125-53 record with the Muleriders, and a 432-126 record over ten years of coaching. In the 2017 season the Muleriders went 46-18 and finished second in conference play. They went 1-2 in last season's NCAA Central Region Tournament. At press time, the 2018 program is 21-3 overall and 10-2 in conference.

Clemons batted .271 in the 2017 fast pitch season with a .386 slugging average and .326 on-base percentage. She hit thirteen singles, five doubles, one home run, thirteen RBI, and eleven sacrifices, and scored twenty runs. 

A three-year varsity team member, Clemons has seen the OSSAA 6A State Tournament all three years. The Lady Sandites made it as far as the Finals in 2015, falling 4-3 to Choctaw in the Championship. She also plays for the Tulsa ELITE amateur softball organization.  

CPHS Basketball: Colt Savage named All-Conference First Team, Eric Savage Coach of the Year

 Cale, Colt, and Eric Savage celebrate after qualifying for the Sandites' first State Tournament appearance in half a century. (Photo: Morgan Miller).

Cale, Colt, and Eric Savage celebrate after qualifying for the Sandites' first State Tournament appearance in half a century. (Photo: Morgan Miller).

The Charles Page High School boys' basketball team is still celebrating their most successful season in more than half a century. After making their first State Tournament appearance since 1963, the Sandites saw their leading scorer named to the Frontier Valley All-Conference First Team, and their Head Coach named the Conference Coach of the Year. 

Eric Savage, in his fifth season at the helm of the Sandite program, was named Frontier Valley Conference Coach of the Year after taking the boys to a 19-8 record. The three-time 5A State Champion coach came from Tulsa Memorial High School with a 305-93 record to take over a program that had gone 1-21 the year prior. Since then he has gone 65-62 overall and 6-9 in the playoffs. 

Savage's sidekick through the past four years was his eldest son, University of Central Oklahoma-committed senior Colt Savage, who was named to the All-Conference First Team. Sophomore standout Davon Richardson was also key to the Sandites' success, and was named to the All-Conference third Team.

The Sandites finished the season ranked tenth in Class 6A. They went undefeated at the Tulsa Memorial Invitational, placed third at the Duncan Holiday Classic, second at the Regional Tournament, and won the Area Consolation Championship 55-53 over No. 8 Owasso. They gave No. 2 Norman North a run for their money before falling 51-44 in the State Quarterfinals. The Sandites finished fourth in conference standings.

Top Ten Sandite Performances (Points)
44 Richardson 2/9 vs. Owasso
35 Savage 12/15 vs. Redemption
34 Savage 12/19 vs. Owasso
31 Savage 1/30 vs. Bixby
28 Savage 12/5 vs. Sapulpa
27 Savage 12/27 vs. U.S. Grant
25 Richardson 2/16 vs. Bishop Kelley
25 Savage 1/12 vs. Ponca City
25 Savage 2/2 vs. Sapulpa
25 Savage 2/13 vs. Jenks
25 Savage 2/24 vs. Jenks

Frontier Valley Conference Results
13-1 Broken Arrow (25-3)
12-2 Union (22-5)
11-3 Owasso (21-6)
9-5 Sand Springs (19-8)
6-8 Muskogee (9-15)
6-8 Sapulpa (14-10)
4-10 Bishop Kelley (13-14)
4-10 Bartlesville (9-17)
3-11 Jenks (8-16)
2-12 Bixby (7-17)

The Central Oklahoma Conference went 19-18 in the post-season and had the most first-round success of any conference. Norman North, Edmond Santa Fe, and Edmond Memorial won Regional Championships while Edmond North, Westmoore, Norman, Southmoore, and Deer Creek came in runner-up. Norman North and Edmond Santa Fe won Area titles and Edmond Memorial won Area Consolation. Norman North made it to the State semifinals and Santa Fe came in State Runner-Up.

The Big Ten went 11-9 in the posts-season. Putnam City West and Putnam City North won Regional Championships and Midwest City came in Runner-Up to place three in Area. All three lost their first-round Area games. The Putnam schools won the Consolation brackets and North went on to win the State Tournament 65-58 over Edmond Santa Fe.

Frontier Valley went 13-12 in the post-season with Regional Champions in Broken Arrow, Union, and Owasso. Sand Springs came in Runner-Up at Regionals and won the Area Consolation bracket 55-53 over Owasso. Broken Arrow and Union won Area titles and Broken Arrow advanced to the semifinals at State.

Shawnee, the only 6A team in the Suburban Conference, went 0-1 in their first season at the highest division. U.S. Grant and Capitol Hill went 0-2 as the only 6A teams in the All-City Conference.

Top Offenses (Avg. Points Scored)
74.2 Putnam City West
73.6 Midwest City
71.1 Putnam City North
69.4 Edmond Santa Fe
68.3 Broken Arrow
60.0 Norman North
67.8 Sapulpa
67.1 Capitol Hill
66.7 Owasso
66.3 Putnam City

Avg. Margin of Victory
18.0 Broken Arrow
15.7 Union
13.9 Putnam City West
12.9 Norman North
12.1 Owasso
11.5 Putnam City North
10.8 Midwest City
9.8 Edmond Santa Fe
7.0 Sand Springs
6.2 Putnam City

Top Defenses (Avg. Points Allowed)
50.2 Union
50.2 Broken Arrow
50.3 Edmond Memorial
51.1 Stillwater
54.3 Westmoore
54.5 Sand Springs
54.6 Owasso
55.1 Norman North
55.3 Mustang
55.9 Edmond North

Winningest Teams
25-3 Broken Arrow
25-3 Norman North
25-5 Putnam City North
22-5 Union
21-6 Owasso
22-7 Edmond Santa Fe
20-7 Putnam City West
19-8 Midwest City
19-8 Sand Springs
15-9 Norman

CPHS Basketball: Kersgieter and Johnson named All-Conference First Team

Charles Page High School juniors Destiny Johnson (left) and Holly Kersgieter (right) were named to the Frontier Valley Conference First Team for the 2017-2018 season. (Photo: Scott Emigh).

The Charles Page High School girls' basketball team recently wrapped up a successful 18-8 season with a 3-1 post-season record and State Tournament appearance. The team, which didn't include a single senior, had two players named to the All-Frontier Valley Conference First Team, and received two honorable mentions. 

University of Kansas-commit Holly Kersgieter and Destiny Johnson, who also has Division One offers, were both First Team honorees. Isabella Regalado and Jacie Taber were given honorable mentions. All four are juniors. Taber is a University of Northern Iowa softball commit. 

The Sandites started the season with an eight game win streak and won the Bishop Kelley Invitational for the third-straight season. The girls hit a rough patch from there, going winless at the Tournament of Champions as part of a 5-7 run before getting back on track with a five-game win streak on their way to the OSSAA 6A State Tournament. 

2017-2018 Lady Sandite Season Statistics

The No. 13 ranked Lady Sandites won their Regional Tournament 60-51 over the host team, No. 10 Bixby, then upset previously undefeated FVC Champions No. 2 Bartlesville 53-42 at Area before falling 51-38 to the defending State Champions from No. 6 Choctaw in the State quarterfinals. They also finished third in conference action with an 11-3 record, and were 6-1 at home. 

Top-Ten Lady Sandite Performances (Points)
31 - Johnson 11/28 vs. Ponca City
29 - Kersgieter 12/12 vs. Union
28 - Kersgieter 12/5 vs. Sapulpa
27 - Kersgieter 12/9 vs. Norman North
26 - Johnson 1/30 vs. Bixby
25 - Johnson 12/12 vs. Union
25 - Johnson 2/22 vs. Stillwater
23 - Regalado 1/9 vs. Jenks
23 - Johnson 2/6 vs. Jenks
23 - Kersgieter 1/9 vs. Jenks
23 - Kersgieter 2/2 vs. Sapulpa

Frontier Valley Conference Results
14-0 Bartlesville (26-2)
11-3 Owasso (26-3)
11-3 Sand Springs (18-8)
10-4 Bixby (20-8)
7-7 Sapulpa (12-12)
6-8 Jenks (11-13)
5-9 Union (8-16)
4-10 Broken Arrow (6-18)
2-12 Bishop Kelley (5-18)
0-14 Muskogee (2-22)

6A Conference Performances

The Frontier Valley Conference had the best post-season performance, amassing a 15-10 record. Bartlesville, Sand Springs, and Owasso won their Regional tournaments, while Bixby came in Runner-Up to advance four to Area. Sand Springs and Owasso won Area Championships while Bixby and Bartlesville won Area Consolation brackets to place four teams in the State Tournament. Owasso won their second State Title ever, and first since 1990.

The Big Ten went 11-9 in the post-season. Putnam City West and Choctaw won Regional Tournaments while Midwest City came in Runner-Up. Putnam City West won the Area Championship and Choctaw won the Area Consolation bracket. Both won their quarterfinal games at State, then Putnam West topped Choctaw to advance to the finals, falling 53-51 to Owasso. 

Shawnee, in their first year at 6A, was the only top-division team from the Suburban Conference. They represented their mostly-5A conference well, coming in Runner-Up in both Regionals and Area Consolation. 

Central Oklahoma went 15-19 in the post-season and had the most Area performances of any conference. Westmoore, Edmond Memorial, and Edmond Santa Fe won Regional Championships, while Deer Creek, Norman North, Norman, Mustang, and Edmond North came in Runner-Up for eight Area Qualifiers. Edmond Santa Fe won the Area Championship and Edmond Memorial won the Consolation bracket. Santa Fe advanced to the Semifinals and fell 48-43 to Owasso.

U.S. Grant and Capitol Hill went 0-2 as the only two 6A teams from the All-City Conference.

Top Offenses (Avg. Points Scored)
71.8 Putnam City West
62.5 Westmoore
57.5 Edmond Santa Fe
57.3 Ponca City
56.5 Choctaw
55.5 Sand Springs
54.7 Jenks
54.3 Bartlesville
54.0 Yukon
53.8 Deer Creek

Top Defenses (Avg. Points Allowed)
33.0 Shawnee
35.6 Bartlesville
39.4 Moore
39.6 Owasso
41.0 Ponca City
41.3 Mustang
41.4 Choctaw
41.7 Edmond Memorial
42.8 Edmond North
44.2 Bixby

Avg. Margin of Victory
25.3 Putnam City West
18.6 Bartlesville
16.3 Ponca City
15.1 Choctaw
13.6 Shawnee
13.3 Westmoore
13.1 Owasso
9.8 Moore
9.5 Edmond North
8.3 Sand Springs

Winningest Teams
26-2 Bartlesville
26-3 Owasso
24-4 Putnam City West
22-5 Shawnee
23-6 Choctaw
21-6 Westmoore
21-7 Edmond Santa Fe
20-8 Edmond Memorial
20-8 Bixby
18-8 Sand Springs

CPHS Soccer: Sandites split at Edison, boys win 3-2 in shootout

 Jack Bratcher scored the first goal of the night in a 3-2 shootout win over Tulsa Edison. (Photo: Scott Emigh).

Jack Bratcher scored the first goal of the night in a 3-2 shootout win over Tulsa Edison. (Photo: Scott Emigh).

The Charles Page High School girls' soccer team (2-1) suffered their first defeat of the season Tuesday evening at LaFortune Stadium, falling 5-0 to Edison Preparatory School (3-3) in a non-district match. The Sandite boys (3-3) won an overtime shootout to avenge last Friday's 2-0 tournament loss.

Cassie Lopez scored in the thirteenth minute with an assist from Jade Belauste, then Claudia Garcia scored on a corner kick with an assist from a strong headwind. 

Freshman keeper Alison Day notched a pair of impressive saves in the 31st minute, but Garcia struck again with 26 seconds left for a 3-0 halftime lead.

Things didn't improve much in the second half as Belauste kicked things off with a goal at 42:10. The Sandites averted any further goals, but Lopez was fouled in the box in the 78th minute and Caroline Fualkner made the penalty kick for the final score. 

The boys' team got off to a great start with a goal from Jack Bratcher at 14:40. Fernando Saldana was pushed down from behind in the middle of a great run and made his penalty kick at 15:35 for the 2-0 advantage. 

Edison (2-3) began to rally from there. William Dedios sent a high-sailing free kick that bounced off a Sandite's head and nearly went in, had it not been for a diving save from freshman keeper Xander Quiroga. Matthew Cuellar scored the first Eagle goal at 18:13 to make it a one-point game.

Luke Jeffus had a beautiful free kick that was well out of reach of the keeper, but it barely nicked the post and spit back out. Instead, Danny Morales tied it up with two seconds left in the half. 

The second half went scoreless for both teams, and Ethan Tippit recorded a save with nine seconds remaining to send the match into a shootout. 

Jeffus and Saldana notched the first two kicks for Sand Springs, while Cuellar and Nathan Ronquillo tied it up for the Eagles. Bratcher's kick was blocked, but Tippit made a one-handed play on Tucker Falling's ball to keep the teams all knotted up. David Fancher scored for the Sandites, John Holder sent his kick over the top of the goal, and Cameron Summerton sealed the victory. 

Sand Springs will return to action Thursday with non-district home matches against Nathan Hale High School. Edison will host Siloam Springs on Thursday. 

CPHS Baseball: Sandites win third straight, 2-1 over Bixby

The Charles Page High School varsity baseball team (4-3) improved to a winning record for the first time this season with a 2-1 non-district victory over Bixby (4-2). 

Braden Askew (1-1, 4-3) got the win on the mound, pitching seven hits, five strikeouts, and two walks over seven innings. Stevie Owings (1-1) got the loss for the Spartans, pitching six hits, five strikeouts, and two walks over six innings. 

Both teams stranded a runner in the first inning, neither put anyone on base in the second, then the Spartans scored their lone run in the top of the third. Blake Williams walked, Tucker Pawley reached on a fielder's choice, then Jaxson Crull singled to load the bases. Matthew Henderson sent a line drive into left field to score Williams, but Jake Bennett struck out and Crull was tagged out on his way to third to strand loaded bases.

The Sandites nearly tied it up in the bottom of the third as Kameron Adcock and Tyler Ashe singled. Adcock was caught stealing home, however, and the Spartans made a fresh offensive. Bixby also hit a pair of singles but Pawley struck out swinging to strand the runners in the top of the fourth.

Sand Springs finally hit pay dirt in the bottom of the sixth after Askew singled and courtesy runner Braden Millican scored on an error to tie it up. Riley Rutledge reached second on that same error, took third on a wild pitch, then scored on another error for the lead. 

The Spartans got a walk in the top of the seventh, but were unable to advance and Ashe caught a foul ball in center field to seal the victory. 

The Sandites will travel to Arizona for Spring Break to compete at the Best of the West Tournament against teams from Phoenix and Peoria, starting with Thunderbird High School Saturday at 10:00 a.m. Bixby will play a tournament in Edmond beginning Friday, March 23rd against Class A No. 2 ranked Roff High School (3-1).

CPHS Soccer: Sandites place fourth at Edison Tournament

The Charles Page High School boys' soccer team (2-3) took fourth place at the Edison Green and White Tournament Saturday afternoon, falling 8-2 to Bartlesville (3-2) at LaFortune Stadium. 

The Sandites defeated Northwest Classen 1-0 in an overtime shootout, then fell 2-0 to the host team before meeting the Bruins in the placement match. They will get a rematch with the Edison Eagles Tuesday at 8:00 p.m. at LaFortune.

Bartlesville came out firing on all cylinders and scored five minutes into the match with a goal from Nate Ramsey. Ethan Tippit picked up a pair of diving saves, but Ramsey notched a second goal at 15:35, then notched an assist less than two minutes later. 

Trailing 5-0, Fernando Saldana got the Sandites on the board with forty seconds left in the first half. Caleb Brooks notched a goal just eighteen seconds into the second half, and it looked like the Sandites might stage a comeback, but the Bruins rattled off three more goals for the victory, despite several impressive saves from Xander Quiroga. 


CPHS Track: Sandites compete at Texas Border Brawl, Baughman wins 800

 Nelson Yazzie ran the third leg of the 4x800 relay, helping set the third-best time in school history. 

Nelson Yazzie ran the third leg of the 4x800 relay, helping set the third-best time in school history. 

The Charles Page High School track and field team traveled to Mansfield, Texas Saturday to take part in a Border Brawl pitting the five Mansfield high schools against four members of the Frontier Valley Conference. 

Broken Arrow, Sand Springs, Jenks, and Union took on Mansfield High School, Mansfield Lake Ridge, Mansfield Legacy, Mansfield Summit, and Mansfield Timberview. The home town defended its turf handily as Mansfield Lake Ridge edged out Union for the men's title, and dominated the women's competition with nearly as many points as the next two teams combined. 

Aden Baughman won the 800-meter run handily in 1:55.32, followed by Jaelyn Jackson in second place with a personal record of 2:00.99. Ian Baustert placed fifth in the 1600 with a PR 4:43.46, Nelson Yazzie set a PR of 4:52.65 for tenth place, and Jacob Smith placed twentieth with a PR of 5:11.43. Smith also smashed his PR in the 3200, finishing fifth in 10:32.14.

Joel Mackey placed fourth in the 100 and fifth in the 200 with times of 11.37 and 22.56, respectively. Joseph Mattison placed sixteenth in the 100 with a PR of 11.85 and twentieth in the 200 with a PR 23.85.

The boys' relay teams continued to improve. Payton Scott, Mattison, Ben Nortey, and Mackey placed ninth in the 4x100 in 44.33 seconds, the best Sandite performance in several years. Jackson, Baustert, Yazzie, and Baughman ran the 4x800 and nearly broke the school record, placing second in 8:18.66, only 1.4 seconds behind the 2013 Regional Championship team. 

Malonn Moyer crushed his previous PR in the discus throw, placing fourth with a distance of 131'09.00". He also placed ninth in shot put with a distance of 43'02.50".

Elizabeth Watts finished eleventh in the 300 hurdles with a PR 53.7 seconds. Tiqvah Soap placed fifth in the 800 run with a PR 2:36.79 and eleventh in the 400 dash with a PR 1:06.73. 

Sandite Boys Results

4x100 Relay - 44.33 - 9th
4x800 Relay - 8:18.66 - 2nd
110 Hurdles
17.59 - Mason Shipman - 16th
300 Hurdles
44.13 - Mason Shipman - 14th
100 Dash
11.37 - Joel Mackey - 4th
11.85 - Joseph Mattison - 16th
11.89 - Payton Scott - 18th
200 Dash
22.56 - Joel Mackey - 5th
23.85 - Joseph Mattison - 20th
24.56 - Payton Scott - 23rd
800 Run
1:55.32 - Aden Baughman - 1st
2:00.99 - Jaelyn Jackson - 2nd
1600 Run
4:43.46 - Ian Baustert - 5th
4:52.65 - Nelson Yazzie - 10th
5:11.43 - Jacob Smith - 20th
3200 Run
10:32.14 - Jacob Smith - 5th
11:00.67 - Danny Murray - 12th
Long Jump
17'11.50" - Joseph Mattison - 14th
Shot Put
43'02.50" - Malonn Moyer - 9th
36'02.00" - Mitchell Mefford - 17th
33'04.00" - Riley Magee - 19th
Discus Throw
131'09.00" - Malonn Moyer - 4th
103'10.00" - Mitchell Mefford - 10th
99'09.00" - Riley Magee - 14th

Boys Team Scores

108 - Mansfield Lake Ridge
105.5 - Union
99 - Mansfield Timberview
98.5 - Mansfield Legacy
91.5 - Mansfield
81 - Jenks
69.5 - Mansfield Summit
48 - Sand Springs
41 - Broken Arrow

Lady Sandite Results

300 Hurdles
53.70 - Elizabeth Watts - 11th
400 Dash
1:06.73 - Tiqvah Soap - 11th
800 Run
2:36.79 - Tiqvah Soap - 5th
1600 Run
6:46.00 - Erika Baker - 19th
7:00.74 - Sara Abbet - 20th
7:07.86 - Chezney Kelley - 21st
3200 Run
14:21.58 - Erika Baker - 10th
14:41.44 - Sara Abbet - 11th
14:49.32 - Chezney Kelley - 12th
High Jump
4'08.00" - Elizabeth Watts - 9th

Girls Team Scores

206 - Mansfield Lake Ridge
107.3 - Mansfield
100.3 - Union
76 - Mansfield Legacy
74.75 - Jenks
71 - Mansfield Summit
50.5 - Mansfield Timberview
40.08 - Broken Arrow
2 - Sand Springs

CPHS Baseball: Sandites run rule Tulsa Memorial 10-1 in five innings

In their best offensive showing of the season thus far, the Charles Page High School varsity baseball team (3-3) rolled to a 10-1 victory over the Tulsa Memorial Chargers (1-4) Saturday afternoon, securing the win via run rule after five innings.

The Sandites recorded eight hits, three sacrifices, and six stolen bases with only one strikeout, while picking up seven walks from the pitching-challenged Chargers, who went through four players on the mound. Conner Dennis (1-0, 2-0) handled the pitching for Sand Springs, throwing five strikeouts while only surrendering one hit.

The visitors wasted no time in taking the lead as Tyler Ashe doubled and scored on a sacrifice fly from Cale Savage, who made his season-debut after a State Tournament basketball appearance just two days prior. Cal Watkins drew a walk, then scored on a wild pitch for a 2-0 first inning lead.

The host team scored their only run in the bottom of the first as Trent Wilkerson reached on a fielder's choice, took second on an error, then scored on a single from Zane Carter.

Sand Springs loaded the bases in the top of the third with walks from Savage and Lucas Adcock and a double from Braden Askew. Senior pitcher Matthew Erz walked in Savage for a free run, then Kameron Adcock hit a sacrifice fly to score Askew for the 4-1 lead.

Most of the damage came in the top of the fifth as Askew, Lucas Adcock, Malachi Burks, Watkins, and Savage all hit singles. Errors, wild pitches, and a sacrifice fly from Seth Villines contributed to the melee, and the Chargers had one last shot to make a comeback. 

Erz drew a walk, but Eli Harp flied out and Noah Tow grounded into a double play as Villines made a pass to Watkins at second who found John Miller at first to bring the game to a close.

The Sandites will return to action Tuesday at 5:00 p.m. when they host the Bixby Spartans (4-1). Memorial will take on Skiatook (1-4) in a district home game Monday at 4:30 p.m.

CPHS 8, MHS 1.
Walks: CPHS 7, MHS 3.
Strikeouts: CPHS 1, MHS 5.
Stolen Bases: CPHS 6.
Errors: MHS 1, CPHS 3.
Double Plays: CPHS 1.

CPHS Baseball: Sandites top Hilldale 11-6, Ashe strikes out six


The Charles Page High School baseball team (2-3) topped Hilldale High School 11-6 Friday night in Muskogee in a back and forth affair with four lead changes. 

The Hornets (1-3) stung first as Dalton Folsom drew a walk, made his way to third on an error, and scored on a single by Jaron Nail in the bottom of the first inning.

Tyler Ashe got the start on the mound and struck out the side in the bottom of the third, bringing in the Sandites for their first go-ahead inning. Cal Watkins scored on an error, Askew came in on a balk, and Garrett McCallie scored on a wild pitch for the 3-1 advantage.

The Hornets jumped back out front in the bottom of the inning, however, loading the bases with a trio of walks. Nail and Dawson Neighbors scored on a double from Dylan Walker, then Blake Bishop scored on a throw. 

Ty Steelman (1-0, 1-1) took over pitching and gave up two walks, then Walker scored on an error before Steelman caught TJ Maxwell stealing home to bring the inning to a close.

The Sandites wasted no time in getting back out front, however, with four hits in the top of the fifth. Ashe singled in Seth Villines, then Askew doubled to score Ashe and Watkins. 

Hilldale loaded the bases in the bottom of the fifth, but Bishop flied out to Villines, who made a pass to Kyler Copeland for a tag at home to save the inning. 

Sand Springs piled on the runs in the next inning with RBI doubles from Lucas Adcock, Villines, and Ashe. McCallie, Adcock, Villines, Steelman, and Ashe all scored for an 11-5 lead. Dylan Morgan tacked on one last run for the Hornets in the bottom of the seventh, but Walker struck out swinging to bring the night to a close.

The Sandites will return to action Saturday at 11:00 a.m. on the road at Tulsa Memorial High School (1-3). Hilldale will hot Poteau (4-1) in a district battle Monday at 5:00 p.m.

CPHS 11 Hilldale 6

Hits: CPHS 10, Hilldale 5.
Walks: Hilldale 11, CPHS 4.
Strikeouts: CPHS 8, Hilldale 8.
Stolen Bases: CPHS 4, Hilldale 1.
Errors: CPHS 2, Hilldale 2.
Double Plays: CPHS 1.

CPHS Soccer: Sandites fall 2-0 to Edison, will play for 3rd Place Saturday

After topping Northwest Classen in a shootout, the Charles Page High School boys' soccer team (2-2) fell 2-0 to Edison Preparatory School (2-1) in the semifinal round of the Edison Green and White Tournament. 

The sixty minute match went scoreless till 11:18 when Merle Dean scored a header, and he almost did it against just a few minutes later. 

Ethan Tippit blocked a penalty kick from Nathan Ronquillo at 28:10, but the Eagles took a 1-0 lead into the halftime break. Xander Quiroga took over at goalie in the second half and notched a handful of saves, but gave up a goal to Ricardo Lopez at 50:32.

The Sandites will play for third place Saturday at 4:45 p.m. against Bartlesville High School (2-2) while Edison will play Bixby (3-1) in the finals at 8:15 p.m.

CPHS Soccer: Sandites top Northwest Classen 1-0 in overtime shootout

 Sandite freshman Cameron Summerton made the game-winning penalty kick in an overtime shootout. (Photo: Scott Emigh).

Sandite freshman Cameron Summerton made the game-winning penalty kick in an overtime shootout. (Photo: Scott Emigh).

The Charles Page High School boys' soccer team (2-1) improved to a winning record Friday afternoon at LaFortune Stadium, topping Northwest Classen (1-2) in the first round of the Edison Green & White Tournament. 

The Sandites and Knights went scoreless through regulation. Both teams took an increasing number of shots as time drew shorter, but neither could hit paydirt.

Luke Jeffus took a shot with thirteen minutes left and the goalie nearly fumbled the ball, then the Sandites got a pair of corner kicks in the last few minutes but couldn’t get a good drop due to a strong headwind.

The Knights worked their way down to the Sandite box in the last minute but Jeffus managed to snag a steal and keep them at bay till time ran out.

Jeffus, Jack Bratcher, David Fancher, and Cameron Summerton all made their overtime penalty kicks, while freshman keeper Xander Quiroga blocked two Classen kicks and got a hand on a third. 

The boys will return to action in the semifinals at 8:15 p.m. against Edison Preparatory School (1-1). 

CPHS Basketball: No. 2 Norman North fends off Sandites 51-44, Savage scores 14


The Charles Page High School boys’ basketball team made their first State Tournament appearance in 55 years Thursday night at Catoosa High School and nearly upset Class 6A No. 2 ranked Norman North (24-3). 

No. 10 Sand Springs (20-7) led the Timberwolves 21-18 at halftime, and were only four points behind in the final minute of the game before Norman North pulled away with free throws. 

Both teams started out playing the deep ball, Matthew Price drawing first blood for the Sandites. Juwan White hit a layup on the Timberwolves’ third possession, then Drake Stoops hit a three for the lead and followed it with a free throw. Cale Savage hit a layup for the Sandites but Shemar Smith dunked in retaliation. Smith scored back-to-back then Cale Savage drained a three to end the first period trailing 10-8.

Davon Richardson tied it up with a putback, Colt Savage and White traded free throws, then Price made a freebie for the 13-12 lead. Richardson and Josh Robinson exchanged twos then Colt Savage and Kendrick Williams added free throws. Layups from White and Stoops tied it at 18-18, but Cale Savage had the final say of the half with a last second three.

Richardson kicked off the second half with a pair of free throws, but three-pointers from Jalen Crutchfield, Stoops, and White pushed the Timberwolves back out front at 35-26 with a ten-point run before Richardson broke it up. Cale Savage scored another last-second three to make it 35-31.

Colt Savage and Smith traded layups in the fourth, then Price drained a three to make it a one-point game, briefly. White scored a two, Stoops made a three, and Smith dunked for a 44-36 lead. Colt Savage scored two from the stripe, Smith made a two, then Colt Savage and Cole Durkee combined for four more free throws.

With only 47 seconds to play, the Sandites turned to desperation fouls. The Timberwolves made the most of them, pulling ahead to 51-42 before Colt Savage finished his high school career with an uncontested layup in the final moments. 

The Savage brothers were the only two Sandites in double digits. Colt, a University of Central Oklahoma-committed senior, posted a double-double with fourteen points and eleven rebounds, while Cale scored eleven points. Richardson finished with eight points and ten rebounds. Stoops led all scorers with seventeen points, followed by White with fourteen and Smith with thirteen. 

The Timberwolves will get to play the big stage at the Oral Roberts University Mabee Center Friday at 4:30 p.m. against No. 3 Putnam City North (23-5). The Putnam North Panthers prevailed 43-41 over No. 4 Union (22-5) in their quarterfinal matchup.


1Q NNHS 10-8
2Q CPHS 13-8
3Q NNHS 17-10
3Q NNHS 16-13

Free Throws: CPHS 15-of-20, NNHS 11-of-17.
Field Goals: NNHS 17-of-38, CPHS 12-of-43.
Offensive Rebounds: CPHS 5, NNHS 4.
Defensive Rebounds: CPHS 23, NNHS 21.
Total Rebounds: CPHS 28, NNHS 25.
Steals: NNHS 5, CPHS 4.
Blocks: NNHS 6, CPHS 1.
Fouls: CPHS 14, NNHS 15.

(Sand Springs Stats)
Scoring: Colt Savage 14, Cale Savage 11, Richardson 8, Price 8, Durkee 2, Williams 1.
Offensive Rebounds: Richardson 3, Colt Savage 2.
Defensive Rebounds: Colt Savage 9, Richardson 7, Durkee 3, Cale Savage 2, Price 1, Williams 1.
Total Rebounds: Colt Savage 11, Richardson 10, Durkee 3, Cale Savage 2, Price 1, Williams 1.
Steals: Colt Savage 1, Richardson 1, Cale Savage 1, Price 1.
Assists: Colt Savage 1, Richardson 1.
Blocks: Colt Savage 1.
Fouls: Durkee 4, Colt Savage 2, Richardson 2, Cale Savage 2, Price 2, Williams 2.

(Norman North Stats)
Scoring: Stoops 17, White 14, Smith 13, Crutchfield 3, Fender 2, Robinson 2.
Fouls: Smith 4, White 4, Crutchfield 4, Stoops 2, Fender 1, Robinson 1.

CPHS Basketball: Lady Sandites fall 51-38 to Choctaw at State, Kersgieter scores 18


For the second-straight year the Charles Page High School Girls’ Basketball Team (18-8) made it to the 6A State Tournament. This year the No. 13 ranked Lady Sandites overcame a first-quarter thumping to give the defending State Champions a run for their money before running out of steam in the fourth quarter against No. 6 Choctaw High School (23-5).

Choctaw won the opening tipoff and never looked back, building a massive lead in a turnover-ridden opening stanza. Aaliyah Llanusa and Destiny Johnson traded layups, then the Yellowjackets went on a run. Bailey Golden scored back-to-back from both three and two-point range, then Makayla White made it 11-4 before Isabella Regalado hit a three. That didn’t slow Choctaw down any and they rattled off nine more points before Johnson hit a jump shot to break up the streak. Llanusa had the final say of the quarter and took a 22-9 advantage into the second. 

The Sandites wouldn’t go down without a fight, however, and Johnson and Regalado hit back-to-back threes to open the second period. Golden and Trinity Gooden hit a pair of twos, then the turnovers began to sway in the Sandites’ favor. University of Kansas-commit Holly Kersgieter scored thrice from the field and twice from the charity stripe to cut it to a manageable 26-23 halftime deficit.

Golden kicked off the second half, Kersgieter responded, Llanusa and Jordan Saxton scored back-to-back, then Kersgieter went on a five-point run. The Yellowjackets rattled off five of their own, then Johnson scored in transition to keep it close. With under a minute in the quarter, Johnson went to the bench with her fourth foul.

Kersgieter made a free throw to start the fourth period, Golden and Kersgieter traded twos, then Choctaw ran away with it. The Yellowjackets scored ten straight before Johnson hit a three, then Crusoe tacked on a pair of free throws to wrap it up. 

Choctaw will play the winner of No. 1 Putnam City West vs. No. 10 Bixby Friday at noon at the Oral Roberts University Mabee Center. 

CHS 51 CPHS 38

1Q CHS 22-9
2Q CPHS 14-4
3Q CHS 11-9
4Q CHS 14-6

Free Throws: CHS 12-of-16, CPHS 6-of-9.
Field Goals: CPHS 14-of-35, CHS 18-of-46.
Offensive Rebounds: CHS 14, CPHS 2.
Defensive Rebounds: CPHS 15, CHS 12.
Total Rebounds: CHS 26, CPHS 17.
Steals: CHS 10, CPHS 6.
Blocks: CHS 1.
Fouls: CPHS 15, CHS 14.

(Sand Springs Stats)
Scoring: Kersgieter 18, Johnson 14, Regalado 6.
Offensive Rebounds: Johnson 1, Kersgieter 1.
Defensive Rebounds: Regalado 5, Kersgieter 4, Johnson 4, Taber 2.
Total Rebounds: Regalado 5, Kersgieter 5, Johnson 5, Taber 2.
Steals: Taber 2, Regalado 2, Kersgieter 1, Presnell 1.
Assists: Kersgieter 1.
Fouls: Taber 5, Regalado 4, Johnson 4, Presnell 1, Burris 1.

(Choctaw Stats)
Scoring: Golden 14, Crusoe 10, Llanusa 10, White 6, Saxton 4, Gooden 4, Whitaker 2. 
Fouls: White 4, Saxton 3, Golden 3, Whitaker 2, Crusoe 1, Llanusa 1.

CPHS Golf: Carson Griggs wins at Ponca City, Meghan Charles places 2nd at Sapulpa

Carson Griggs placed first at the 2018 Ponca City Invitational. (Submitted; Kelly Webb).

The Charles Page High School varsity golf teams are off to a good start in the 2018 Spring season. University of Denver-committed senior Carson Griggs recently took first place at the Ponca City Invitational, while freshman standout Meghan Charles came in runner-up at the Olive High School Tournament in Sapulpa and third at the Lady Sandite Invitational.

The Lady Sandites placed third at the Olive tournament, anchored by Meghan Charles's score of 86. Emily Charles shot a 99, followed by Cloe Campfield 102, Elizabeth Moore 113, Adele Downey 115, and Sydney Palmer 111. 

The Sandite girls hosted their annual tournament at the Canyons at Blackjack Ridge and finished in fourth place. Meghan Charles scored 99, Emily Charles 106, Elizabeth Moore 107, Adele Downey 110, and Sydney Palmer 111. 

The varsity boys' team kicked off their year with a fourth-place finish in Ponca City and a team score of 346. Griggs shot a 73, Kyler Gaylor scored 85, J.T. Bristow 91, Nate Campbell 97, and Jared Jenkins 105. 

The junior varsity boys also competed in Sapulpa, led by Hunter Rotramel with a score of 90. Chase Smith shot 102, followed by Cameron Smith 105, Nate Campbell 107, Korbyn Cowan 113, and Sam Smith 115 for a team score of 412.

CPHS Basketball: 6A State Tournament Preview

After a five-year rebuilding period, the Charles Page High School basketball program has pulled a complete about-face and sent both the boys and girls teams to the State Tournament, possibly for the first time in Sand Springs history. 

In the 2012-2013 season, the boys and girls went a combined 3-41. Both were coming off back-to-back winless seasons in conference action. Eric Savage took over the boys' program, moving up from the 5A circuit where he won three State Championships at Tulsa Memorial High School. Dustin Morrow, a homegrown Sandite, took over the girls' program. 

The Lady Sandites made their last State Tournament appearance in 2010 and won their only State Title in 1994. The boys hadn't made a State Tournament appearance since 1963 and have never won a title. 

Morrow's squad picked up ten wins in its first season and peaked at 24-2 last year with a Frontier Valley Conference Championship and State Tournament appearance, falling 64-54 to Deer Creek in the Semifinals. Morrow is 80-44 in his head coaching career.

Savage's eight wins in his first season were as many as the Sandites recorded in the prior three seasons combined. In 2016 they finished their first winning season since 2000 and this year they made their first Area finals appearance since 1970 to punch their ticket to State. Savage is 65-61 at Sand Springs and 370-154 overall. 

Frontier Valley sends four teams to Girls' State Tournament

No. 3 Owasso (23-3) started the season short-handed and two of their three losses came in December. They are currently riding a fourteen game win streak and will take on No. 7 Edmond Memorial (20-7) Thursday at 2:00 p.m. Comparing mutual opponents they have very similar records, winning by an average margin of 5.8 points. 

No. 13 Sand Springs (18-7) started the season with eight-straight victories, then closed the regular season 7-7. They are currently riding a five game win streak and will take on the defending State Champions in No. 6 Choctaw (22-5) Thursday at 3:30 p.m. The two have only one mutual opponent in Ponca City. Choctaw topped the Wildcats by fourteen, while Sand Springs split two games. The Sandites won by sixteen in the season opener, but lost by ten later in the year. 

No. 2 Bartlesville (26-1) was the only undefeated team left in Class 6A, and one of only four undefeateds in the state when they fell 50-42 to Sand Springs in the Area finals. They will meet No. 4 Edmond Santa Fe (20-6) in the quarterfinals, Thursday at 7:00 p.m. The two are 4-0 against mutual opponents with Bartlesville averaging an 11.25-point victory and Santa Fe winning by a six-point average. 

No. 10 Bixby (20-7) will play No. 1 Putnam City West (22-3) Thursday at 8:30 p.m. The Patriots are 8-0 against mutual opponents with an average victory margin of 30 points, while the Spartans are 3-2 with an average win of 4.4 points. 

The girls' quarterfinal games will all be played at Tulsa Memorial High School at 5840 South Hudson Avenue. The semifinals will be played Friday at the Oral Roberts University Mabee Center at 10:30 a.m. and noon. The Mabee Center is located at 7777 South Lewis Avenue in Tulsa. The Championship round will be Saturday at noon. 

FVC and Central Oklahoma send three apiece to Boys' Tournament

No. 6 Edmond Santa Fe (20-6) and No. 7 Putnam City West (20-6) will kick off the tournament at 2:00 p.m. Santa Fe 6-2 against mutual opponents, winning by an average difference of nine points, while Putnam West is 7-2 with an average win of twelve points. 

No. 4 Union (22-4) started the season 4-3, then went 18-1 with their only loss coming to Broken Arrow. They are currently riding a ten game streak and will take on No. 3 Putnam City North (22-5) at 3:30 p.m. Union is 4-1 against mutual opponents, averaging a 26-point win. Putnam North is 6-0, averaging a 27-point win. 

No. 1 Broken Arrow (24-2) is riding a seven game streak after falling 77-70 to No. 8 Owasso (21-6) and will play No. 11 Edmond Memorial (16-11) at 7:00 p.m. Both teams are undefeated against mutual opponents, Broken Arrow winning by ten points on average, and Memorial winning by nineteen. 

No. 10 Sand Springs (19-7) will play No. 2 Norman North (24-2) at 8:30 p.m. in a rematch of their prior year's Area appearance. The Timberwolves are riding a sixteen game win streak. The two have only one mutual opponent this season in Sapulpa, who Norman North beat by five and Sand Springs beat by nine and three. 

The boys' quarterfinals will be held at Catoosa High School at 2000 South Cherokee Street. The semifinals and finals will be at the Mabee Center. Semifinal games will be Friday at 4:30 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. and the Championship round will be Saturday at 7:45 p.m.

Boys Qualifiers

Top Offenses - Avg Points Scored
74.6 Putnam City West
72.3 Putnam City North
70.4 Edmond Santa Fe
69.6 Broken Arrow
68.8 Norman North
66.8 Union
62.2 Sand Springs
54.4 Edmond Memorial

Top Defenses - Avg Points Allowed
50.0 Broken Arrow
50.3 Edmond Memorial
50.5 Union
54.7 Sand Springs
54.9 Norman North
59.5 Edmond Santa Fe
60.1 Putnam City North
60.1 Putnam City West

Avg Margin of Victory
19.5 Broken Arrow
16.4 Union
14.5 Putnam City West
14.0 Norman North
12.1 Putnam City North
10.9 Edmond Santa Fe
7.5 Sand Springs
4.1 Edmond Memorial

Sandite Team Leaders

20.84 Colt Savage
13.42 Davon Richardson
7.85 Cole Durkee
7.19 Cale Savage
6.19 Matt Price

Field Goal Percentage
70.59 Josh Minney
55.00 Gage Fisher
51.24 Davon Richardson
50.20 Colt Savage
49.50 Cale Savage

Three-Point Percentage
45.59 Cale Savage
41.67 Gage Fisher
39.13 Davon Richardson
33.80 Cole Durkee
31.58 Matt Price

Two-Point Percentage
75.00 Josh Minney
63.34 Marlo Fox
62.58 Colt Savage
56.25 Cale Savage
55.00 Kendrick Williams

Free Throw Percentage
76.10 Colt Savage
73.91 Cale Savage
73.08 Cole Durkee
68.75 Davon Richardson
68.09 Matt Price

Offensive Rebounds - Avg
2.30 Davon Richardson
1.26 Colt Savage
1.25 Cole Durkee
0.71 Josh Minney
0.60 Cale Savage

Defensive Rebounds - Avg
4.35 Davon Richardson
4.26 Colt Savage
3.20 Cole Durkee
2.40 Matt Price
1.80 Cale Savage

Total Rebounds - Avg
6.65 Davon Richardson
5.53 Colt Savage
4.45 Cole Durkee
2.80 Matt Price
2.40 Cale Savage

Assists - Avg
1.30 Davon Richardson
1.05 Colt Savage
1.05 Cale Savage
0.85 Matt Price
0.40 Cole Durkee

Steals - Avg
1.63 Colt Savage
1.20 Matt Price
1.15 Davon Richardson
0.75 Cole Durkee
0.65 Cale Savage

Blocks - Avg
0.78 Brett Boyles
0.75 Davon Richardson
0.45 Cole Durkee
0.26 Colt Savage
0.24 Josh Minney

Girls Qualifiers

Top Offenses - Avg Points Scored
74.4 Putnam City West
58.5 Edmond Santa Fe
57.1 Choctaw
56.2 Sand Springs
54.7 Bartlesville
53.5 Owasso
52.2 Bixby
50.1 Edmond Memorial

Top Defenses - Avg Points Allowed
35.2 Bartlesville
39.3 Owasso
41.2 Choctaw
41.9 Edmond Memorial
44.0 Bixby
46.4 Putnam City West
47.0 Sand Springs
49.8 Edmond Santa Fe

Avg Margin of Victory
27.9 Putnam City West
19.6 Bartlesville
15.9 Choctaw
14.2 Owasso
9.2 Sand Springs
8.7 Edmond Santa Fe
8.2 Edmond Memorial
8.2 Bixby

Lady Sandite Team Leaders

18.12 Holly Kersgieter
16.38 Destiny Johnson
9.40 Isabella Regalado
5.60 Jacie Taber
2.76 Kimi Presnell

Field Goal Percentage
49.45 Holly Kersgieter
47.79 Destiny Johnson
45.88 Jacie Taber
38.46 Bree Berge
35.19 Madison Burris

Three-Point Percentage
42.00 Holly Kersgieter
37.50 Jacie Taber
31.52 Isabella Regalado
26.67 Bree Berge
24.44 Kimi Presnell

Two-Point Percentage
54.55 Bree Berge
52.59 Destiny Johnson
52.38 Madison Burris
52.00 Kimi Presnell
51.83 Holly Kersgieter

Free Throw Percentage
73.40 Holly Kersgieter
71.43 Jacie Taber
69.05 Isabella Regalado
65.73 Destiny Johnson
62.50 Kimi Presnell

Offensive Rebounds - Avg
2.35 Holly Kersgieter
1.87 Jacie Taber
1.41 Destiny Johnson
0.87 Isabella Regalado
0.70 Madison Burris

Defensive Rebounds - Avg
5.04 Holly Kersgieter
4.27 Destiny Johnson
3.87 Isabella Regalado
2.61 Jacie Taber
1.78 Madison Burris

Total Rebounds - Avg
7.39 Holly Kersgieter
5.68 Destiny Johnson
4.74 Isabella Regalado
4.48 Jacie Taber
2.48 Madison Burris

Assists - Avg
1.59 Destiny Johnson
1.39 Jacie Taber
1.22 Holly Kersgieter
0.43 Isabella Regalado
0.36 Bree Berge

Steals - Avg
2.52 Holly Kersgieter
2.09 Destiny Johnson
1.78 Jacie Taber
0.83 Isabella Regalado
0.83 Kimi Presnell

Blocks - Avg
0.68 Destiny Johnson
0.48 Isabella Regalado
0.35 Holly Kersgieter
0.17 Jacie Taber
0.17 Ashlee Bunch

CPHS Baseball: Sandites top Midwest City 8-3, drop two to Enid

 Garrett McCallie scored two runs against Midwest City.

Garrett McCallie scored two runs against Midwest City.

The Charles Page High School baseball team (1-3, 0-2) is off to a rough start to the 2018 season. After notching their first win over the Midwest City Bombers Saturday afternoon, they dropped back-to-back district battles against the Enid Plainsmen.

3/3/2018 Sand Springs 8 Midwest City 3

Conner Dennis (0-0, 1-0) got the start on the mound, but John Miller (1-0) got the win.

Midwest City (1-3) took a two-run lead into the bottom of the fifth before Lucas Adcock singled in Tyler Ashe and Garrett McCallie scored on a ground-out from Ethan Sartin. 

The Sandites took the lead in the sixth inning, loading the bases with a double from Riley Rutledge, a single from Kameron Adcock, and a walk from Ashe.

Kyler Copeland singled in courtesy runner Michael Miller, Lucas Adcock walked in Kameron Adock, Cal Watkins walked in Ashe, and Ty Steelman doubled to score Garrett McCallie and Lucas Adcock. Watkins scored the final run of the inning on a fly ball from Braden Askew before a double-play ended the melee. 

The Bombers tried to rally in the top of the seventh and scored one more run thanks to an error at the mound. Singles from Kaleb Bedford and Devan Johnson loaded the bases, but Riley Rutledge sealed the victory with a strikeout.

3/5/2018 Enid 4 Sand Springs 1

The Enid Plainsmen (3-0, 2-0) hosted the Sandites on Monday and took an early one-run lead thanks to a pair first-inning errors. Brett Russell scored three more runs for the Plainsmen in the bottom of the sixth, hitting a 2RBI double and scoring on a wild pitch.

Sand Springs loaded the bases in the top of the seventh with a pair of walks and a single from Ashe. Askew scored on an error to avert the shutout, but Sartin was put out at first to end the game. 

Askew (0-1, 3-3) got the loss on the mound, pitching seven strikeouts, three hits, and one walk.

3/6/2018 Enid 7 Sand Springs 0

The Plainsmen once again came out swinging with two hits in the top of the first, scoring on an error. Bradan Pierce batted in a run in the second, Colby Jarnagan scored on an error in the fourth, then Russell doubled in another run in the fifth. 

Two walks and a single loaded the bases in the top of the sixth and the Plainsmen scored one on a passed ball and another on a sacrifice. 

Brock Youngblood (0-2, 6-10) got the start and the loss on the mound, pitching four strikeouts and seven hits. Miller pitched two innings and gave up one hit and two walks with one strikeout. 

The Sandites will return to action Friday at 7:00 p.m. when they travel to Hilldale High School (1-2) in Muskogee. 

CPHS Soccer: Sandites sweep Tulsa Memorial, girls remain undefeated

 Sophomore Julia Wolf went down with a leg injury thirty minutes into the match against Tulsa Memorial. 

Sophomore Julia Wolf went down with a leg injury thirty minutes into the match against Tulsa Memorial. 

The Charles Page High School soccer teams hosted Tulsa Memorial High School Tuesday night at Memorial Stadium for a pair of non-district matches. The Lady Sandites (2-0) defeated Memorial (1-2) in overtime penalty kicks and the Sandite boys (1-1) notched their first win of the season over the winless Chargers (0-2).

The girls game was a slow starter as neither team scored till the last fifteen minutes of the match. Carson Hazel scored the first goal of the night for Memorial at 65:04, then Morgan Poletek tied it up at 73:43. Sandite freshman goalie Alison Day averted the loss with a leaping save at 78:40 and regulation ended in a tie.

As a non-district match, the game skipped the overtime period and went straight to penalty kicks. Hazel and Brynlee Slankard made the first two kicks, but Kat Henson went high and missed the goal completely. 

Ari Esparza gave Sand Springs the edge, and neither team missed again. Daniela Marrufo, Daisha Hammons, and Hannah Hubler scored for the Chargers while Poletek, Demi Deshazo, and Emma Peak scored for the Sandites.

The boys' team got off to a quick start with a goal from Jack Bratcher at 1:05, but the Chargers tied it up at 4:32 thanks to Alejandro Chavez. Weslee Calhoun put the home team back out front at 33:02 and the Sandites took the edge into the locker room. 

Chavez tied it up at 42:40 but this time Luke Jeffus reclaimed the lead with his third goal of the season at 42:55. Bratcher book-ended the evening with a game-clinching goal at 79:15.

The Lady Sandites will return to action Tuesday, March 13th at 6:00 p.m. against Edison Preparatory School (0-1). The boys' team will compete Friday, March 9th at the Edison Green and White Tournament with a first-round match against Northwest Classen (1-0) at 1:15 p.m. They will play again at 6:30 p.m. if they lose or at 8:15 with a win, against either Edison (1-0) or Ft. Smith Southside (0-3). 

Sandite of the Week: Joel Mackey wins Owasso 200-meter dash

Charles Page High School junior Joel Mackey was selected as our Sandite of the Week for his remarkable performances at last Friday's Owasso Invitational.

The sprinter won his first title in the 200-meter dash and came in runner-up at 100-meters with a new personal-record.

Mackey finished the 100 in 11.01 seconds, one-hundredth of a second behind Edmond Memorial junior State Qualifier Dakari Charlton, and 0.56 ahead of State Qualifier Jerome Carter. He improved 0.06 on his previous PR. 

Mackey's 22.08 second finish in the 200-meter dash was 0.23 behind his own PR, but it was enough to earn him his first gold medal with a 0.15 lead on Owasso senior Clarke Bruneau. He also defeated State Finalists Brendan Mitchell and Zachary Tucker.

The Sandites placed fourth in the 4x100 relay in 44.69 with their best performance in over a decade. Mackey ran the anchor leg and overcame two runners on his way to the finish line. The boys were only 0.08 behind Owasso and 0.54 ahead of Norman North, both of whom were State Qualifiers last season.

The Sandites will return to action Friday at the Border Brawl in Mansfield, Texas.

Joel Mackey PR-times
100 - 11.01
200 - 21.85
1600 - 4:43.12

CPHS Track: Boys place fourth at Owasso with one champion

The Charles Page High School Track and Field team competed at the Owasso Invitational Friday morning and crowned one champion in Joel Mackey.

Mackey won the 200-meter dash in 22.08 seconds, 0.15 ahead of the runner-up. He also came in runner-up in the hundred-meter, a hundredth of a second behind Dakari Charlton with a personal-record 11.01 seconds. 

The 4x100 men's relay team had one of their best finishes in over a decade, placing fourth of twelve teams in 44.69 seconds, 1.95 behind the champions from Edmond Memorial. The Sandites also came in fourth in the 4x800.

Aden Baughman finished second in the 800-meter run in 1:56.29, 0.4 behind Joshua Dick. Mason Shipman had a strong finish in the hurdles, placing fourth at 110 meters in 17.04 and third at 300 meters in 42.64. Kaine Williams placed fifth in the High Jump, Malonn Moyer came in sixth in Shot Put, Ben Nortey placed eighth in the 400-meter dash, and Ian Baustert finished tenth in the 1600 run.

The boys placed sixth of eleven overall with 64.5 points, while Edmond Memorial won the invitational with 179.5. The girls came in tenth with four points and Owasso won with 132.5. 

Elizabeth Watts placed seventh in the 300 hurdles in 55.93. Tiqvah Soap and Annaston Wiseley placed eighth and ninth, respectively, in the 400-meter dash.

The Sandites will return to action next Friday in Mansfield, Texas.

Sand Springs Boys' Results
4x100 Relay - 4th Place - 44.69
4x800 Relay - 4th Place - 8:37.14
110 Hurdles
17.04 - Mason Shipman - 4th
19.73 - Alex Newport - 13th
20.68 - Knox Goggins - 17th
300 Hurdles
42.64 - Mason Shipman - 3rd
48.95 - Alex Newport - 17th
49.49 - Knox Goggins - 18th
100 Dash
11.01 - Joel Mackey - 2nd
11.64 - Payton Scott - 12th
11.94 - Joseph Mattison - 25th
12.10 - Ben Nortey - 28th
12.63 - Nicholas Sango - 43rd
12.79 - Jacob Baker - 47th
200 Dash
22.08 - Joel Mackey - 1st
24.11 - Joseph Mattison - 14th
25.95 - Kaine Williams - 43rd
26.60 - Nicholas Sango - 54th
26.61 - Samuel Powers - 56th
26.70 - Chandler Blake - 58th
400 Dash
58.03 - Ben Nortey - 8th
800 Run
1:56.29 - Aden Baughman - 2nd
1600 Run
4:53.65 - Ian Baustert - 10th
4:59.48 - Aden Baughman - 15th
5:00.86 - Nelson Yazzie - 16th
5:27.87 - Cameron McCrary - 25th
5:27.94 - Danny Murray - 26th
5:28.90 - Jacob Smith - 27th
3200 Run
10:57.93 - Jacob Smith - 12th
12:58.23 - Danny Murray - 15th
High Jump
5'06.00" - Kaine Williams - 5th
Shot Put
44'09.00" - Malonn Moyer - 6th

Sand Springs Girls' Results
100 Hurdles
20.88 - Adrianna Tapp - 13th
22.17 - Stephanie Genn - 17th
300 Hurdles
55.93 - Elizabeth Watts - 7th
57.84 - Julia Reshetov - 11th
100 Dash
13.59 - Adrianna Tapp - 14th
14.27 - Madelynn Adams - 27th
14.31 - Adrien Sarasua - 28th
14.79 - Destanie Garrett - 31st
14.82 - Wanageeska Williams - 33rd
200 Dash
29.67 - Adrianna Tapp - 11th
29.95 - Annaston Wiseley - 13th
30.38 - Madelynn Adams - 17th
31.43 - Adrien Sarasua - 23rd
31.75 - Wanageeska Williams - 24th
32.25 - Destanie Garrett - 27th
35.78 - Kaitlyn Converse - 34th
400 Dash
1:09.85 - Tiqvah Soap - 8th
1:09.96 - Annaston Wiseley - 9th
1:15.38 - Wanageeska Williams - 13th
1:23.31 - Kaitlyn Walden - 22nd
800 Run
2:51.01 - Tiqvah Soap - 19th
2:52.97 - Julia Reshetov - 22nd
1600 Run
6:44.42 - Erika Baker - 26th
3200 Run
14:01.32 - Erika Baker - 15th
High Jump
4'06.00" - Elizabeth Watts - 8th

2018 Owasso Invitational Boys' Champions
4x100 Relay - Edmond Memorial - 42.74
4x200 Relay - Norman North - 1:29.96
4x400 Relay - Owasso - 3:34.10
4x800 Relay - Edmond Memorial - 8:26.50
110 Hurdles - Malcom Tillman (Collinsville) - 15.96
300 Hurdles - Malcom Tillman (Collinsville) - 42.04
100 Dash - Dakari Charlton (Edmond Memorial) - 11.00
200 Dash - Joel Mackey (Sand Springs) - 22.08
400 Dash - Zachary Tucker (Norman North) - 52:38
800 Run - Joshua Dick (Tahlequah) - 1:55.89
1600 Run - Jed Helker (Edmond Memorial) - 4:34.55
3200 Run - Jed Helker (Edmond Memorial) - 9:55.59
High Jump - Brian Resch (Tahlequah) - 6'00.00"
Pole Vault - Hayden West (Collinsville) - 15'00.00"
Long Jump - Brennan Presley (Bixby) - 23'03.75"
Shot Put - Hunter Wright (Sapulpa) - 48'10.00"
Team Scores
179.5 - Edmond Memorial
95.0 - Owasso
86.0 - Norman North
78.0 - Bartlesville
74.0 - Bixby
64.5 - Sand Springs
60.0 - Claremore
48.5 - Collinsville
44.0 - Tahlequah
17.5 - Enid
15.0 - Sapulpa

2018 Owasso Invitational Girls' Champions
4x100 Relay - Tahlequah - 50.13
4x200 Relay - Tahlequah - 1:47.42
4x400 Relay - Tahlequah - 4:14.16
4x800 Relay - Owasso - 10:03.61
100 Hurdles - Faith Wickliffe (Sapulpa) - 16.65
300 Hurdles - Sarah Covell (Bartlesville) - 50.02
100 Dash - Brandee Presley (Bixby) - 11.90
200 Dash - Brandee Presley (Bixby) - 24.88
400 Dash - Levi Gladd (Owasso) - 1:01.74
800 Run - Rilee Rigdon (Bartlesville) - 2:21.65
1600 Run - Maya Boschee (Owasso) - 5:33.58
3200 Run - Rilee Rigdon (Bartlesville) - 11:51.96
High Jump - Annie Haught (Collinsville) - 5'02.00"
Pole Vault - Annslee Leeviraphan (Owasso) - 9'06.00"
Long Jump - Chavon Reece (Norman North) - 18'09.75"
Shot Put - Alexandria Dorado (Tahlequah) - 38'10.50"
Team Scores
132.5 - Owasso
110.0 - Tahlequah
101.0 - Claremore
97.0 - Bartlesville
72.5 - Enid
60.0 - Sapulpa
49.0 - Collinsville
41.0 - Norman North
37.0 - Bixby
4.0 - Sand Springs