CPHS Baseball: Sandites edge Edmond Memorial 6-4


The Charles Page High School varsity baseball team improved to 4-1 Friday afternoon with a 6-4 non-district victory over Edmond Memorial (4-4) at the Owasso Festival. The Bulldogs took an early 1-0 lead, but the Sandites piled on five runs in the fifth for the come-from-behind win.

Hunter Lenochan got off to a rough start on the mound, walking three in the first inning. He adjusted quickly, however, and saved the inning with a pair of strikeouts. Coit Morton singled in Trace Evans in the bottom of the inning for Edmond’s only lead of the day.

Much of the game was uneventful offensively, but the Sandites showed off on defense. Seth Villines made a throw to Cale Savage at first for a double play, and Ben Banker struck out the side in order in the third inning.

The Sandite bats came alive in the fifth and they loaded the bases with a walk and a pair of singles from Tyler Ash and Malachi Burks. Cal Watkins drove in two on a double, Savage and Ethan Sartin hit RBI singles, and Watkins stole home to end the inning 5-1.

The Bulldogs tried to battle back in the bottom of the sixth. Morton doubled in Evans and scored on an error to make it 5-3, but a 4-6-3 double play brought the inning to a close.

Watkins hit another double in the seventh and Burks scored on a single from Savage. Weston Hicks doubled for the Dogs and scored on a fielder’s choice, but Burks caught a line drive to left field to strand a runner and end the game.

Banker (2-0) picked up his second win of the season, throwing nine hits and six strikeouts with no walks.

The Sandites will depart for Florida this weekend to compete in the 27th Annual Tate Aggie Classic in the greater Pensacola area over Spring Break.

CPHS Season Stats

Batting Avg.
(Min. 10 AB)
.462 Savage
.429 Watkins
.385 Copeland
.364 Burks
.286 Snodgrass
.214 Ash
.100 Peterman
.083 Sartin

Slugging Avg.
.643 Watkins
.615 Savage
.462 Copeland
.364 Burks
.286 Snodgrass
.214 Ash
.100 Peterman
.083 Sartin

On-Base %
.769 Savage
.750 Burks
.714 Watkins
.571 Ash
.538 Copeland
.429 Snodgrass
.333 Sartin
.300 Peterman

6 Savage
6 Watkins
5 Copeland
4 Burks
4 Snodgrass
3 Ash
2 Massey
1 Berg
1 Seabolt
1 Sartin
1 Peterman

4 Savage
4 Copeland
4 Burks
4 Snodgrass
3 Watkins
3 Ash
2 Massey
1 Berg
1 Sartin
1 Peterman

3 Watkins
2 Savage
1 Copeland
1 Seabolt

6 Watkins
6 Burks
5 Savage
5 Ash
3 Peterman
3 Sartin
3 Murray
2 Snodgrass
2 M. Miller
2 Villines
1 Seabolt
1 J. Miller
1 Massey

7 Watkins
7 Savage
3 Seabolt
3 Peterman
2 Snodgrass
2 J. Miller
2 Burks
1 Ash
1 Sartin
1 Murray
1 Massey
1 Copeland
1 Campbell

1 Burks

Stolen Bases
3 Burks
3 Watkins
2 Savage
2 Peterman
1 Ash
1 M. Miller
1 Massey

Double Plays
5 Savage
3 Watkins
3 Villines
1 M. Miller
1 Campbell

0.00 Villines
0.00 M. Miller
0.88 Skaggs
1.75 Banker
2.63 J. Miller
11.67 Cassity

Win-Loss Record
2-0 Banker
1-0 Skaggs
1-0 Villines
0-1 Cassity

1 M. Miller

0.33 Villines
1.00 Skaggs
1.50 M. Miller
1.50 Banker
2.26 J. Miller
3.33 Cassity

Strike %
69.4% Skaggs
69.2% Villines
69.2% M. Miller
65.8% Banker
58.5% Cassity
57.9% J. Miller

11 Banker
7 Skaggs
3 Cassity
3 J. Miller
1 Villines

CPHS Track: Sandites place third at Claremore with two champions

The Charles Page High School track and field teams traveled to Claremore Thursday and the boys earned their first third-place mark of the season with two champions in a field of sixteen teams.

The boys only have three top-three finishes in the past four years, and this was their first in a meet of ten or more teams. The boys placed eleven in the top-six. The girls had four top-six finishers and placed twelfth out of fifteen teams.

Aden Baughman won the 800-meter run in 2:00.61 and came in runner-up in the 1600. Joel Mackey won the 200 in 23.53 seconds, and placed fourth in the 100. Mitchell Medford came in second in both discus and shot put. He threw 143’03” in discus and a career-best 40’11” in shot put.

Nelson Yazzie placed fourth in the 1600 and fifth in the 3200 with a personal-best 10:59.07. Alex Newport placed fifth in the 110 hurdles and the 4x200 relay team placed fifth as well.

Mackenzie Rader placed third in the 100 hurdles, third in the high jump with a PR 4’08”, and fourth in the long jump. Erika Baker took fifth in the 3200.

Personal records were hard to come by as the athletes had to contend with substantial winds gusting well over 20 MPH.

The Sandites will return to action at the Owasso Ram Relays on March 29th.

Sandite Individual Results
4x200: 5th - 1:39.73
Alex Newport (5th) - 19.58
Knox Goggins (8th) - 21.50
David Rigsby (11th) - 22.08
300H: David Rigsby (10th) - 55.39
Joel Mackey (4th) - 12.67
Morgan Lockhart (7th) - 12.82
Justis Myers (26th) - 13.85
Joel Mackey (1st) - 23.53
Joseph Mattison (7th) - 25.20
Chandler Blake (18th) - 27.48
Daren Hawkins (20th) - 28.18
Dalton Wilcox (11th) - 59.96
Daren Hawkins (12th) - 1:00.25
Aden Baughman (1st) - 2:00.61
Alejandro Lopez (14th) - 2:24.92
Aden Baughman (2nd) - 4:56.94
Nelson Yazzie (4th) - 5:06.27
Danny Murray (8th) - 5:14.28
Caleb James (15th) - 5:27.11
Jacob Smith (2nd) - 10:44.44
Nelson Yazzie (5th) - 10:59.07
Caleb James (9th) - 11:44.82
Shot Put: Mitchell Medford (2nd) - 40’11.00”
Discus: Mitchell Medford (2nd) - 143’03.00”

Male Team Scores
165 Bentonville West
151 Claremore
85 Sand Springs
79 Muskogee
64 Booker T. Washington
53 Oologah-Talala
47 McAlester
36 Regent Prep
33 Westville
24 Will Rogers
21 Metro Christian
20 Claremore JV
7 Mounds
6 Sallisaw
2 McAlester JV
1 Mingo

Boys Champions
4x100: Claremore - 46.70
4x200: Bentonville West - 1:36.72
4x400: Bentonville West - 3:38.10
4x800 - Claremore - 8:57.59
110H: Mayson Powell - 17.66
300H: Daniel Lestina - 43.18
100: Keuan Paker - 12.17
200: Joel Mackey - 23.53
400: Brandon Humes - 52.49
800: Aden Baughman - 2:00.61
1600: Jack Vincent - 4:41.76
3200: Jackson Mazzei - 10:41.38
High Jump: Quentin Skinner - 5’08.00”
Pole Vault: Sean Gouvian - 13’00.00”
Long Jump: Ethan Shires - 19’07.00”
Shot Put: Jack Abshier - 42’04.00”
Discus: Jack Abshier - 144’00.00”

Lady Sandite Individual Results
100H: Mackenzie Rader (3rd) - 19.49
Davina Green (12th) - 15.42
Joselyn Schinnerer (27th) - 17.33
Kristen Fields (29th) - 17.40
Davina Green (17th) - 32.47
Annaston Wiseley (11th) - 1:13.90
Wanageeska Williams (17th) - 1:21.08
800: Annaston Wiseley (7th) - 2:55.44
Erika Baker (13th) - 6:42.23
Sara Abbet (14th) - 6:44.30
Jazmin Lopez (15th) - 6:48.47
Victoria Baker (18th) - 7:01.62
3200: Erika Baker (5th) - 14:18.30
High Jump: Mackenzie Rader (3rd) - 4’08.00”
Long Jump: Mackenzie Rader (4th) - 14’07.00”

Female Team Scores
137 Bentonville West
122 Claremore
98 Metro Christian Academy
91 Westville
58 Oologah-Talala
44 Claremore JV
37 Will Rogers
35 Sallisaw
33 Muskogee
30 Booker T. Washington
28 Regent Prep
23 Sand Springs
20 McAlester
17 Mounds
16 Mingo

Girls Champions
4x100: Bentonville - 52.53
4x200: Bentonville - 1:51.45
4x400: Claremore - 4:24.00
4x800: Claremore - 8:57.59
100H: Baylee Williams - 18.95
300H: Sydney Callender - 51.16
100: Grace Posey - 13.47
200: Grace Posey - 28.45
400: Riley Denler - 1:05.81
800: Natalia Cleveland - 2:32.27
1600: Ellie Gilbreath - 5:19.78
3200: Julia Thigpen - 12:18.59
High Jump: Cristina Laudan - 5’02.00”
Pole Vault: Emily Wofford - 6’06.00”
Long Jump: Winnie Spurlock - 16’03.75”
Shot Put: Brooklynn Boatman - 35’04.00”
Discus: Kacey Holt - 98’03.00”

CPHS Baseball: Sandites come from behind for 3-2 win over Bartlesville


The Charles Page High School varsity baseball team (3-1) got back in the win column Thursday afternoon with a 3-2 non-district home field victory over Bartlesville (1-7).

Jaxon Skaggs (1-0) notched his first win on the mound, throwing three hits, four strikeouts, and two walks in six innings. Michael Miller picked up his first career save, pitching one hit and no walks in the seventh inning.

Sand Springs threatened early, loading the bases with a single from Malachi Burks and a pair of walks to load the bases in the first inning. All three were stranded, however, and instead it was the Bruins who took the lead. Braeden Winters drew a walk in the second inning and scored on a ground out by Silas Earley.

Bartlesville held their lead till the bottom of the sixth when the Sandites scored all three of their runs. Burks and Cal Watkins singled and advanced on a balk, setting up Burks for the game-tying run on a ground-out by Cale Savage. Watkins scored on a single from Kiefer Massey for the lead, and Massey came in on an error to make it 3-1.

Watkins committed an error in the seventh, Skaggs walked one, and Miller took over on the mound. Miller gave up an RBI single to Bradee Rigdon and Winters scored the final run of the game. With two runners on base and two outs, Bryce Peterman caught a fly ball at third base to secure the win.

The Sandites will return to action Friday at 1:00 p.m. against Edmond Memorial (4-3).

CPHS Season Stats

Batting Avg.
(Min. 5 AB)
.400 Copeland
.400 Savage
.364 Watkins
.333 Burks
.200 Snodgrass
.182 Ash
.143 Beterman
.000 Sartin
.000 Villines

Slugging Avg.
.600 Savage
.500 Copeland
.455 Watkins
.333 Burks
.200 Snodgrass
.182 Ash
.143 Peterman
.000 Sartin
.000 Villines

On-Base %
.700 Savage
.636 Watkins
.600 Copeland
.600 Burks
.545 Ash
.429 Peterman
.400 Snodgrass
.375 Sartin
.200 Villines

4 Savage
4 Watkins
4 Copeland
3 Burks
2 Massey
2 Ash
2 Snodgrass
1 Berg
1 Seabolt
1 Peterman

3 Watkins
3 Copeland
3 Burks
2 Savage
2 Massey
2 Ash
2 Snodgrass
1 Berg
1 Peterman

2 Savage
1 Watkins
1 Copeland
1 Seabolt

5 Watkins
4 Savage
4 Burks
4 Ash
3 Peterman
3 Murray
3 Sartin
2 Snodgrass
2 M. Miller
1 Seabolt
1 J. Miller
1 Massey
1 Villines

5 Savage
5 Watkins
3 Seabolt
2 Snodgrass
2 Peterman
2 J. Miller
1 Copeland
1 Burks
1 Massey
1 Ash
1 Campbell
1 Murray

1 Burks

Stolen Bases
3 Burks
2 Watkins
2 Peterman
1 Ash
1 M. Miller

Double Plays
3 Savage
2 Watkins
1 M. Miller
1 Villines
1 Campbell

0.00 Banker
0.00 Villines
0.00 M. Miller
0.88 Skaggs
2.63 J. Miller
11.67 Cassity

Win-Loss Record
1-0 Skaggs
1-0 Banker
1-0 Villines
0-1 Cassity

1 M. Miller

0.33 Villines
1.00 Skaggs
1.50 M. Miller
1.80 Banker
2.26 J. Miller
3.33 Cassity

Strike %
69.4% Skaggs
69.2% Villines
69.2% M. Miller
62.6% Banker
58.5% Cassity
57.9% J. Miller

7 Skaggs
5 Banker
3 Cassity
3 J. Miller
1 Villines

CPHS Soccer: Undefeated Sandites survive shootout with Enid for eighth-straight win


The Charles Page High School boys’ soccer team (7-0) came from behind once in regulation and once in an overtime shootout to defeat the Enid Plainsmen (2-2). They are riding an eight-match win streak dating back to the last game of the 2018 season.

Jhon Nieto gave his team the lead in the 16th minute of regulation and the Plainsmen held it for the majority of the game.

Finally, in the 68th minute, Luke Jeffus was fouled in the box and Gustavo Saldana netted the penalty kick to tie it up. As a non-district match, the teams skipped the overtime period and went straight to a best-of-five shootout to decide the winner.

Plainsmen goalie Angel Neri blocked a PK from Jeffus, and Ivan Delgadillo gave the visitors the lead. Alex Ramirez and Brayan Rodriguez also made PKs for the Plainsmen. Gustavo Saldana tied it at 1-1 and Fernando Saldana tied it at 2-2, but Jack Bratcher missed his kick and the Sandites trailed 3-2. A goal by Andrew Mora would have won the game for Enid.

Mora’s kick was on target, but Sandite keeper Ethan Tippit made the save and David Fancher tied it. The Plainsmen had one more shot to win it, but Tippit blocked Marcos Arambula to extend the shootout. After the first five kicks each team is only awarded one more apiece until someone takes the lead. Kaiden Cox gave the Sandites their first lead of the game, and Tippit blocked Fernando Marrufo to secure the win.

The Lady Sandite Varsity (5-2) lost their second match and first shutout of the season 2-0 to the Enid Pacers (2-2) and both Junior Varsity games ended in ties. The JV Girls are 2-1-3 after a scoreless 0-0 draw. The JV Boys tied 1-1 with the Plainsmen and are 1-0-2 on the year.

Sand Springs soccer will take a nearly two-week hiatus over Spring Break before kicking off district action Tuesday the 26th against their rivals from Sapulpa. The Lady Chieftains are 4-1 and the boys are 1-4.

CPHS Boys’ Season Scoring

6 Fernando Saldana
3 Luke Jeffus
3 Gustavo Saldana
2 Jack Bratcher
1 Miguel Munoz
1 Kaiden Cox
1 Angel Esparza
1 Gustavo Franco

Penalty Kicks Made
2 Gustavo Saldana
1 Kaiden Cox
1 David Fancher
1 Fernando Saldana

Total Scoring
7 Fernando Saldana
5 Gustavo Saldana
3 Luke Jeffus
2 Jack Bratcher
2 Kaiden Cox
1 Miguez Munoz
1 David Fancher
1 Angel Esparza
1 Gustavo Franco

CPHS Baseball: Scott Watkins named to Oklahoma State 1990s All-Decade team

Scott Watkins is recognized alongside fellow All-State Sandites before a 2017 baseball game.

Scott Watkins is recognized alongside fellow All-State Sandites before a 2017 baseball game.

Charles Page High School graduate and varsity Assistant Coach Scott Watkins was named to the Oklahoma State All-Decade team for the 1990s on Wednesday.

The Pokes are playing their final season at the historic Allie P. Reynolds Stadium, which has been their home since 1981. They will move into the new $60 million O’Brate Stadium next season.

To commemorate the final season of the old facility, the Cowboys released a roster of 25 athletes per decade that will be honored in a set of promotional trading cards.

Watkins is one of eight pitchers in the All-Decade bullpen, and is one of only six native Oklahomans to make the cut. During his time at OSU he amassed a career record of 17-4 with five saves and 134 strikeouts in 151.1 innings. The Pokes went 49-16 overall during the 1992 season, winning the Big Eight Conference and placing second at the Midwest Regional.

He was drafted in the 23rd round by the Minnesota Twins in 1992 and had a ten-year career in the minor leagues with one season in the majors. He went 0-0 in the MLB, pitching eleven strikeouts in 21.2 innings for a 5.4 ERA. He finished his career with a 30-27 record, going 20-19 in AAA, 4-1 in AA, and 4-5 in A.

Oklahoma State All-1990s Team
RHP - Jon Adkins (1996-1998)
RHP - Jason Bell (1993-1995)
RHP - Dennis Burbank (1990-1991)
RHP - Rob Gaiko (1992-1995)
RHP - Brad Gore (1990-1993)
LHP - Matt Smith (1998-2000)
LHP - Scott Watkins (1991-1992)
C - Michael Daniel (1990-1991)
C/INF - Josh Holliday (1996-1999)
1B - Tony Lucca (1997-1998)
1B - Ritchie Moody (1990-1992)
2B - Tripp MacKay (1995-1996)
2B - Roberto Lopez (1992-1994)
3B - Lou Lucca (1991-1992)
3B - Tal Light (1995)
3B - Ernesto Rivera (1992-1993)
SS - Billy Gasparino (1997-1999)
SS - Fred Ocasio (1991-1994)
OF/LHP - Jake Benz (1993-1994)
OF - Jeff Guiel (1996-1997)
OF - Sean Hugo (1992-1994)
OF - Lamont Matthews (1999)
OF - Rusty McNamara (1995-1997)
OF - Danny Perez (1990-1992)
OF - Peter Prodanov (1992-1995)

Scott Watkins playing history / W-L record
1992 (Kenosha Twins) 2-5
1993 (Nashville Express) 0-1
1993 (Fort Myers Miracle) 2-2
1993 (Fort Wayne Wizards) 2-0
1994 (Salt Lake Buzz) 2-6
1994 (Nashville Express) 1-0
1995 (Minnesota Twins) 0-0
1995 (Salt Lake Buzz) 4-2
1996 (Salt Lake Buzz) 4-6
1997 (Omaha Royals) 0-0
1997 (New Haven Ravens) 2-0
1998 (Oklahoma RedHawks) 6-1
1998 (Tulsa Drillers) 1-0
1999 (Iowa Cubs) 1-2
2000 (Colorado Springs Sky Sox) 3-1
2001 (Colorado Springs Sky Sox) 0-1

CPHS Wrestling: Scott Patton named to All-State East Team, Sand Springs to host

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Charles Page High School senior Scott Patton was named to the Oklahoma Coaches Association All State Wrestling Team Tuesday. He will compete on the Large East team in a dual on July 24th.

Patton went 7-2 as a freshman and placed fifth at the Jay Hancock Memorial. He didn’t compete his sophomore year but earned a starting spot and a 28-20 record as a junior. That year he placed sixth at the Perry Tournament of Champions, 20th at the Kansas City Stampede, fourth at the Bobby Lyons Invitational, and fourth at the Regional Championship.

Patton’s senior year was a dream. He had the best record on the team at 31-2 and won thirty-consecutive matches. He led the team in reversals, was second in takedowns and match points, and fourth in team points. He placed third at Perry, won the Cushing Tiger Invitational, the Jerry Billings Invitational, and the Regional Championship, and placed second at the State Tournament.

His only losses this season were to two-time Kansas State Champion Montez Robinson and two-time Oklahoma State Champion Drake Vannoy. He went 2-1 against Vannoy this season, beating him in a dual and in the Regional finals.

In his career Patton went 66-24 with 24 falls, 3 tech falls, 15 major decisions, 124 takedowns, 175 nearfall points, 61 reversals, and 622 match points.

The All State dual will be held Wednesday, July 24th at 7:00 p.m. at the Ed Dubie Field House in Sand Springs. Patton will meet Duncan’s Hunter Jump (137-15), a two-time State Champion and four-time Finalist at the 5A level.

Large East Roster
Head Coach: Jim Taylor (Durant)
113: David Boucher (Bartlesville)
120: Laif Jones (Bartlesville)
126: Ty Nohelty (McAlester)
132: Reece Witcraft (Broken Arrow)
138: Spencer Schickram (Ponca City)
145: Gage Hight (Glenpool)
152: Ja’Len Hernandez (Union)
160: Scott Patton (Sand Springs)
170: Isaac Strain (Tahlequah)
182: Talon Borror (Coweta)
195: Elijah Tomlin (Union)
220: Korbin McLaughlin (Skiatook)
285: Caleb Orr (Jenks)

Large West Roster
Head Coach: Bobby Cook (Duncan)
113: Dominic Derr (Westmoore)
120: Jayston Cato (Carl Albert)
126: Mitchell Lance (Piedmont)
132: Colt Newton (Choctaw)
138: Cameron Picklo (Mustang)
145: Kobi Gomez (Altus)
152: Kyle Knowles (Edmond Memorial)
160: Hunter Jump (Duncan)
170: Zane Coleman (Choctaw)
182: Christian Maldonado (Lawton MacArthur)
195: Carson Savage (Deer Creek)
220: Jake McCoy (Edmond North)
285: Josh Heindselman (Piedmont)

NCAA Wrestling: Daton Fix wins Big 12 Championship, earns No. 1 seed at NCAAs


Charles Page High School graduate and Oklahoma State University red-shirt freshman Daton Fix (30-1) is headed to the NCAA National Wrestling Championship next week in Pittsburgh, and he got a huge vote of confidence from the seeding committee on Wednesday.

Fix earned the No. 1 seed after winning the Big 12 Conference Championship last weekend in Tulsa. The Big 12 is the second-best represented conference at the tournament with 62 qualifiers.

The Sandite pinned Rylee Molitor in 6:01, and defeated No. 16 Matthew Schmitt 6-1, No. 12 Montorie Bridges 4-2, and No. 29 Gary Joint 7-3 at the Big 12 Tournament, helping the Pokes to their seventh-straight team title. He was one of six Cowboys to earn individual gold.

The NCAAs are a double-elimination tournament with 33 qualifiers per weight class. The top eight finishers will earn All-American status. The first two rounds of the tournament will be held Thursday, followed by the quarterfinals and semis on Friday, and the Championship rounds Saturday night.

In his first match, Fix will take on the winner of No. 32 Devan Turner vs. No. 33 Zack Trampe. He already has wins over eleven 133-pound NCAA Qualifiers, including the defending Champ, No. 3 Nick Suriano (24-3).

Fix’s biggest challengers are both on the opposite side of the bracket. He only beat Suriano in an overtime tie-breaker with a controversial hands-to-the-face penalty. No. 2 Stevan Micic (14-0) is undefeated and also has a 3-2 win over Suriano but is wrestling injured and defaulted his last three matches of the Big Ten Tournament.

No. 7 Austin DeSanto (18-4), No. 13 Austin Gomez (21-5), and Bridges (29-8) are all tough competitors who lost to Fix by two points or less. Gomez and Bridges are both on Fix’s side of the bracket, as is No. 4 Mickey Phillipi (19-2) who upset Fix 3-1 and Suriano 11-3.

Fix’s ranked wins include:

  • No. 3 Nick Suriano (Rutgers) 3-2 TB.

  • No. 6 Ethan Lizak (Minnesota) 6-1.

  • No. 7 Austin DeSanto (Iowa) 2-0.

  • No. 8 John Erneste (Missouri) 9-2.

  • No. 12 Montorie Bridges (Wyoming) 4-2, 3-0.

  • No. 14 Austin Gomez (Iowa State) 5-4, 6-3.

  • No. 16 Matthew Schmitt (West Virginia) 6-1, 8-2.

  • No. 17 Sean Nickel (CSU Bakersfield) 18-3, 3:56.

  • No. 18 Gary Wayne Harding (North Carolina) 10-2.

  • No. 20 Brandon Paetzell (Lehigh) 7-1.

  • No. 29 Gary Joint (Fresno State) 7-3.

CPHS Baseball: Sandites fall 6-1 to Bixby, Burks scores lone run


After run-ruling their first two opponents by a combined 30-1, the Charles Page High School varsity baseball team suffered its first loss of the season Monday, 6-1 to Bixby (5-1).

The Spartans took the lead right out of the gate, loading the bases in the bottom of the first with two singles and a walk before Jaxson Crull scored on a line out from Blake Nichols.

Sebastian Cassidy (0-1) threw two strikeouts to strand two in the first, but the Spartans went right back to work in the second inning. Barrett Daniel and Kyle Bass hit singles, Daniel scored on a ground out from Mason Williams, and Bass scored on a triple from Blake Williams for the 3-0 lead.

Malachi Burks scored the lone Sandite run in the top of the fourth, coming in on a single from Cale Savage.

Bixby loaded the bases again in the bottom of the fourth with two singles and a walk, then walked in free run and scored another on a sacrifice fly. Seth Villines brought the inning to an end with a double play to first.

The Spartans tacked on one last run in the bottom of the sixth with Luke Creeger singling in Blake Williams on loaded bases. Tyler Ash caught a line drive to center field to strand three runners.

Savage and Kyler Copeland were the only Sandites to land hits, and Copeland had a double in the fifth but was left stranded.

Cassidy received the loss on the mound, throwing eight hits, three strikeouts, and two walks in three innings. John Miller pitched three hits, three strikeouts, and three walks in two and two-thirds innings. Michael Miller pitched a third of an inning and tossed one hit.

Sand Springs baseball will return to action Thursday, March 14 at 5:00 p.m. when they travel to a non-district battle with Bartlesville (1-5).

CPHS Soccer: Undefeated boys win Edison Tournament, improve to 6-0


The Charles Page High School boys’ soccer team is off to its best start of the decade, riding a six-game win streak to start the season. They won the Edison Green and White Tournament this past weekend and defeated East Central 2-0 Tuesday at the Eastside Sports Complex.

Four of the Sandites’ six wins have come by shutout and they have outscored their opponents 20-2 thus far.

On Thursday they won 2-1 against Nathan Hale and 3-1 against the Jenks Junior Varsity Team No. 2. Fernando Saldana and Luke Jeffus were the only scorers in those two games. They scored one apiece against Hale, and Saldana had a brace against the Trojans.

In the Saturday finals they took on the Jenks Junior Varsity Team No. 1 and prevailed 1-0 with Saldana scoring the lone goal. Don’t let the “junior varsity” tag fool you. The Trojan varsity is ranked eighth in the nation by USA Today, and their JV unit is enough to give most Oklahoma teams a run for their money.

On Tuesday they prevailed 2-0 against a previously undefeated East Central (3-1). Fernando Saldana made an impressive run at goal seven minutes into the match, but the Cardinal goalie had an equally impressive save. Instead it was Gustavo Saldana with the first goal of the night with an assist from Kaleb Brooks. Jack Bratcher netted the second goal in the seventeenth minute, and the teams went scoreless for the remainder of the match.

The Sandites have already scored as many goals in six games as they scored in their first ten games last season. They will play their last non-district match Thursday at 8:00 p.m. when they host Enid (3-2).

CPHS Season Goals
6 Fernando Saldana
3 Luke Jeffus
3 Gustavo Saldana
2 Jack Bratcher
1 Miguez Munoz
1 Kaiden Cox
1 Angel Esparza
1 Gustavo Franco

CPHS Soccer: Lady Sandites place fifth at Edison Tournament, beat East Central 6-0


The Charles Page High School girls’ soccer team (5-1) suffered their first loss of the season Thursday in the first round of the Edison Green and White Tournament, but snapped back with three-straight wins since then. They won the consolation bracket for a fifth place finish at the tournament, then shut out East Central 6-0 on Tuesday.

Bixby (2-1) beat the Sandites 3-1 in the first round of the tournament, with Elizabeth Watts scoring the lone goal for Sand Springs.

Nathan Hale (0-2) was no match for the resurgent Lady Sandites in the second round of the tournament. Elizabeth Horn scored four goals and Baylee Metcalfe had a brace in the team’s first 10-0 mercy rule victory since 2016. Ari Esparza, Demi Deshazo, Jade Patton, Kasandra Burgess, and Kaslynn Horton all netted goals.

In the finals they won a 2-1 overtime shootout against Edison (1-4). Horn scored the lone goal in regulation, but Karsyn Lynch, Horn, and Deshazo made PKs for the win.

On Tuesday they won their fourth shutout of the season against East Central (1-4). Freezing rain and a steady headwind held the Sandites to a single goal in the first half. Horn netted the only point of the half. The sky cleared up in the second period and the girls brought their own rain with the wind at their backs.

Amrey Lee kicked off second half scoring with an assist from Morgan Poletek. Esparza and Lynch both scored headers off of corner kicks from Horn. Brynlee Slankard knocked one in with four minutes to play, and Poletek scored exactly one minute later. Esparza nearly scored a brace in the 78th minute and got a shot off past the goalie, but just barely caught the post and had it spit back out.

The Lady Sandites’ 5-1 start is their best since 2016. They will return to action Thursday at 6:00 p.m. when they host Enid (1-2) in their final non-district match.

CPHS Season Stats

6 Elizabeth Horn
3 Ari Esparza
3 Baylee Metcalfe
2 Karsen Lynch
1 Elizabeth Watts
1 Demi Deshazo
1 Jade Patton
1 Kasandra Burgess
1 Kaslynn Horton
1 Amrey Lee
1 Brynlee Slankard
1 Morgan Poletek

Overtime PKs
3 Elizabeth Horn
2 Karsen Lynch
1 Elizabeth Watts
1 Josie Gelsthorpe
1 Demi Deshazo

Total Scores
9 Elizabeth Horn
4 Karsen Lynch
3 Ari Esparza
3 Baylee Metcalfe
2 Elizabeth Watts
2 Demi Deshazo
1 Josie Gelsthorpe
1 Jade Patton
1 Kasandra Burgess
1 Kaslynn Horton
1 Amrey Lee
1 Brynlee Slankard
1 Morgan Poletek

CPHS Track: Sandites place fourth at Bartlesville, win four gold medals

The Charles Page High School boys’ Track and Field team had one of their best finishes in recent years at last weekend’s Bartlesville Bruin Classic. They brought home four gold medals for the first time since the 2018 Owasso Invitational and finished fourth in an eighteen-team field.

For comparison, the boys placed seventh of eighteen two weeks ago in Owasso. They have only finished top-four three times in the past three seasons, and this is the first time they’ve done so in a field of ten or more teams. They sent a total of 24 athletes to Bartlesville, their deepest roster in the past three seasons, and competed in twelve of seventeen events.

The girls settled for seventeenth place out of nineteen teams, sending only nine competitors. They only entered six events and voided eleven.

Aden Baughman won both the 400 meter dash and the 800 meter run. He made his 400 debut in 51.41, the best time for a Sandite in the past three seasons. He finished the 800 in 1:57.73. Joel Mackey won the 200 in 22.60 and placed third in the 100 with a time of 11.29. Mitchell Medford won the Discus throw with a PR distance of 148’02”.

The boys’ relay team took third place in the 4x800, finishing 30 seconds behind Bartlesville in 8:50.81. Jacob Smith placed fourth in the 1600 with a PR 4:47.32.

Mackenzie Rader had several impressive performances. She placed sixth in the 100 hurdles with a career-best 18.17 finish, sixth in the high jump at 4’06”, and fourth in long jump with a PR 15’09.5”. Her long jump was the best Sandite jump in the past three season.

Erika Baker set a PR of 6:30.4 in the 1600. Sara Abbet set a PR of 6:44.82 in the 1600. Matt Wilkerson set two personal records: 18.45 in the 110, and 46.33 in the 300. Alex Newport ran a PR 46.85 in the 300, and Knox Goggins ran a PR of 53.61. Nicholas Sango set a PR of 12.14 in the 100. Caleb James ran a PR 5:35.36 in the 1600. Alejandro Lopez had a PR long jump of 18’04.00”, the best Sandite jump since State Qualifier Colton Washington in 2017. Knox Goggins had a PR long jump of 16’02.00”. Riley Magee threw a PR 107.08” in discus.

Sand Springs Individual Results
4x100 Relay: 12th - 46.65.
4x800 Relay: 3rd - 8:50.81.
Matt Wilkerson (7th) - 18.45.
Alex Newport (12th) - 19.34.
Knox Goggins (18th) - 20.72.
David Rigsby (20th) - 21:47.
Matt Wilkerson (15th) - 46.33.
Alex Newport (19th) - 46.85.
Knox Goggins (30th) - 53.61.
David Rigsby (31st) - 53.91.
Joel Mackey (3rd) - 11.29.
Nicholas Sango (24th) - 12.14.
Joseph Mattison (27th) - 12.17.
Aaron King (52nd) - 13.02.
Daren Hawkins (56th) - 13.29.
Justis Myers (58th) - 13.38.
Joel Mackey (1st) - 22.60.
Joseph Mattison (9th) - 24.34.
Morgan Lockhart (14th) - 24.94.
Nicholas Sango (31st) - 27.71.
Titus Wright (33rd) - 28.87.
Aden Baughman (1st) - 51.41.
Jaelyn Jackson (4th) - 52.78.
Daren Hawkins (22nd) - 58.72.
800M: Aden Baughman (1st) - 1:57.73.
Jacob Smith (4th) - 4:47.32.
Nelson Yazzie (10th) - 4:58.73.
Danny Murray (25th) - 5:21.22.
Caleb James (29th) - 5:35.36.
Danny Murray (17th) - 11:13.35.
Caleb James (20th) - 11:27.60.
Sam English (32nd) - 12:30.88.
Long Jump:
Alejandro Lopez (12th) - 18’04.00”.
Matt Wilkerson (14th) - 17’10.00”.
Josh Minney (16th) - 17’08.00”.
Knox Goggins (22nd) - 16’02.00”.
Mitchell Medford (1st) - 148’02.00”.
Riley Magee (6th) - 107’08.00”.
Terrance Golden (7th) - 89’09.00”.
Josh Minney (8th) - 69’03.00”.

Male Owasso Invitational Champions
4x100: Bixby - 43.84.
4x200: Bixby - 1:32.33.
4x400: Bixby - 3:31.26.
4x800: Bartlesville - 8:20.95.
110H: Malcom Tillman - 16.19.
300H: Nick Fisher - 41.59.
100m: Makai Blades - 11.16.
200m: Joel Mackey - 22.60.
400m: Aden Baughman - 51.41.
800m: Aden Baughman - 1:57.73.
1600m: Jack Vincent - 4:42.24.
3200m: Spencer Hales - 10:10.46.
High Jump: Quentin Skinner - 5’10.00”.
Pole Vault: Kai Faulkner - 14’06.00”.
Long Jump: Brennan Presley - 22’00.50”.
Shot Put: Zac Robbins - 49’02.00”.
Discus: Mitchell Medford - 148’02.00”.

Male Team Scores
117.5 Owasso
101.5 Bixby
101.0 Bartlesville
75.0 Sand Springs
64.0 Collinsville
62.0 Broken Arrow
61.0 Claremore
45.0 Stillwater
45.0 Booker T. Washington
35.0 Putnam City West
24.0 Glenpool
21.0 Catoosa
20.0 Sapulpa
15.0 Grove
10.0 Tulsa Memorial
7.0 Checotah
2.0 Dewey
2.0 Metro Christian

Lady Sandite Individual Results
4x800 Relay: 10th - 12:47.58.
100H: Mackenzie Rader (6th) - 18.17.
Davina Green (48th) - 14.73.
Joselyn Schinnerer (62nd) - 15.95.
Kristen Fields (64th) - 16.19.
Erika Baker (19th) - 6:32.40.
Jazmin Lopez (21st) - 6:35.42.
Sara Abbet (26th) - 6:44.82.
Annaston Wiseley (27th) - 6:48.05.
Victoria Baker (29th) - 6:58.40.
High Jump: Mackenzie Rader (6th) - 4’06.00”.
Long Jump:
Mackenzie Rader (4th) - 15’09.50”.
Jazmin Lopez (28th) - 11’09.00”.

Female Owasso Invitational Champions
4x100: Owasso - 50.86.
4x200: Owasso - 1:46.06.
4x400: Owasso - 4:10.50.
4x800: Owasso - 10:01.35.
100H: Jayme Guilfoyle - 16.98.
300H: Kennedy Smith - 48.78.
100m: Karondria Fults - 13.10.
200m: Sydney Roth - 26.94.
400m: Jacy Rule - 1:04.55.
800m: Megan Moeller - 2:31.90.
1600m: Maya Boschee - 5:30.63.
3200m: Julia Thigpen - 11:49.52.
High Jump: Deshawnti Thomas - 5’00.00”
Pole Vault: Katie Henry - 9’06.00”
Long Jump: India Morgan - 17’11.00”.
Shot Put: Deirjaye Davis - 35’10.00”.
Discus: Deirjaye Davis - 108’01.00”.

Female Team Scores
169.0 Owasso
98.0 Bixby
95.5 Bartlesville
49.0 Collinsville
49.0 Grove
43.5 Stillwater
42.0 Claremore
39.0 East Central
35.0 Dewey
35.0 Metro Christian
33.0 Broken Arrow
30.0 Glenpool
29.0 Sapulpa
22.0 Putnam West
20.0 Booker T. Washington
15.0 Tulsa Memorial
10.0 Sand Springs
4.0 Catoosa
1.0 Nathan Hale

CPHS Tennis: Bateman places sixth at Union, McGeehee takes eighth

Both Charles Page High School tennis teams had solid outings at last weekend’s Union tournament. The girls placed twelfth out of seventeen teams in their season debut, while the boys tied for thirteenth out of fifteen with several solid improvements over the prior week.

Logan Bateman, who placed twelfth last week, improved to sixth in No. 1 Singles with wins over Carson Thomas (Broken Arrow) and Avery Walton (Bixby). He lost to both Thomas and Walton at the Jenks tournament.

Colby Williams improved from thirteenth to twelfth in No. 2 Singles, defeating Thomas Alvarado (Enid). Aries Howard and Tanner Burgess placed fifteenth in No. 1 Doubles, defeating the team from Stillwater. Dylan Warren and Hayden Ashcroft placed fourteenth in No. 2 Doubles, winning their first match of the season against the Union JV team.

Abigail McGehee placed eighth in No. 1 Singles for the Lady Sandites, defeating Brooklyn Sanders (Stillwater). Betsy Almaraz defeated Kaitlynn Miller (Enid) for twelfth in No. 2 Singles. Rilee Buchanan and Alesha Milsap defeated Riverfield and Union JV for thirteenth place in No. 1 Doubles. Loghan Adams and Makayla Tucker placed sixteenth in No. 2 Doubles.

The boys will return to action March 29th at 8:00 a.m. in Muskogee and the girls will play there on the 30th.

CPHS Baseball: Sandites run-rule Shawnee and Memorial to start season 2-0


After a week of weather delays the Charles Page High School varsity baseball team finally got to kick off their season this weekend, and they did it with a bang.

The Sandites run-ruled Shawnee 12-1 Friday and shut out Tulsa Memorial 18-0 on Saturday.

Ben Banker (1-0, 2-0) got the win against Shawnee (0-3), pitching the entirety of the five-inning game. He threw seven hits, five strikeouts, and two walks with no earned runs. Cal Watkins, Ethan Sartin, and Cale Savage scored two runs apiece. Watkins and Ryan Seabolt batted in three each.

The Sandites only outhit the Wolves nine to seven, but benefited from a handful of Shawnee errors. They scored four runs in both the first and second innings, one in the third, and three in the fourth for a 12-0 lead before letting their visitors on the board.

Saturday was a breeze for the Sandites, who buried the Chargers under eleven runs in the second inning for an insurmountable 12-0 lead. The six runs they added in the fourth were just the icing on top of the cake.

Memorial (0-4) never stood a chance, pitching fourteen walks and committing six errors. Watkins and Brycen Peterman had two runs and two RBI apiece, and Tyler Ash scored three runs and one RBI.

Seth Villines (1-0, 2-0) got the win on the mound, pitching one strikeout, one walk, and no hits in three innings. Jaxon Skaggs threw three strikeouts, two hits, and one walk in relief.

Sand Springs baseball will return to action Monday when they travel to Bixby (4-1) at 5:00 p.m.

CPHS Basketball: Lady Sandite Season Rewind


The Class 6A No. 6 ranked Charles Page High School girls’ basketball team (21-5) racked up three trophies this season, ending the year with their fourth-straight winning record and third-straight State Tournament appearance.

Sand Springs went on an eight-game win streak before falling 59-52 to No. 12 Norman (23-7) at Tulsa Memorial High School in the State Tournament Quarterfinals. Norman went on to win the Championship.

The Lady Sandites won the Frontier Valley Conference, their third-straight Regional Championship, and their third-straight Area Championship. They were undefeated in a loaded conference that featured two additional Regional Champions, and one additional Area Champion.

The Sandites endured only five losses, all to quality opponents. They lost to Ponca, but paid it back twice. They lost to Shawnee, who made it State. They lost to Choctaw, who fell one round short of State. And they lost to the two State finalists, Norman and Norman North.

In the second game of the season, the Sandites dominated Muskogee 109-39. It was the highest-scoring performance of any 6A team all season, and was one of only two 100-point games by a 6A team all season.

They beat fourteen ranked opponents, four top-ten opponents, and two top-five opponents. They beat their rivals from Sapulpa twice, they beat the defending Conference Champs from Bartlesville twice, and they beat the defending State Champs from Owasso twice.

University of Kansas-signed senior Holly Kersgieter led the team in scoring on seventeen occasions with nine double-doubles and a career-high performance of 38 points in a 75-62 overtime victory against Jenks. She led the team in numerous statistical categories with 19.2 points, 9.2 rebounds, and 1.4 assists per game with a 37.8% three-point percentage and 76.1% free throw percentage.

University of Tulsa-signee Destiny Johnson led the team in ten games with one double-double. She scored a season-best 29 points in back-to-back games against Sapulpa and Owasso. She averaged 16.6 points per game and led the team with 2.8 steals and the best overall field goal percentage at 48.3%.

Northeastern State University-signed senior Isabella Regalado never led the team, but had seven double-digit performances, including a double-double against Jenks and a season-best eighteen points against Broken Arrow.

Jacie Taber, a Missouri State Softball-signee, recorded one double-double and a career-best fifteen points against Bartlesville. She led the team in two-point percentage at 54.4%.

Several underclassmen had remarkable performances over the course of the season, showing their potential in the years to come when they no longer have to share the ball with a handful of Division One talents.

Madison Burris scored a career-high fourteen points against Moore, Reagan Padilla scored a career-high fourteen against Owasso, and Darrian Jordan scored a career-high sixteen against Ponca City. The team will return a total of ten players with varsity experience, including Mikah Hampton who was the only freshman to see action this season.

Head Coach Tobey Nightingale improved her career coaching record to 30-21 in her first season as a Sandite and second year leading a varsity program.

Charles Page High School Girls Team Stats

Average Box Score
CPHS 60 Opponent 48
1Q: CPHS 16-11.
2Q: CPHS 13-11.
3Q: CPHS 14-12.
4Q: CPHS 16-13.
(OT: CPHS 16-3).
Free Throws: CPHS 15-of-21, Opp 9-of-14.
2-pt Shooting: CPHS 16-of-33, Opp 12-of-28.
3-pt Shooting: CPHS 5-of-15, Opp 5-of-19.
Field Goals: CPHS 20-of-48, Opp 17-of-48.
Offensive Rebounds: CPHS 11, Opp 8.
Defensive Rebounds: CPHS 20, Opp 15.
Total Rebounds: CPHS 30, Opp 23.
Steals: CPHS 10, Opp 8.
Blocks: CPHS 2, Opp 2.
Fouls: CPHS 14, Opp 16.

Individual Stats

Points Per Game
19.2 Kersgieter
16.6 Johnson
7.2 Regalado
4.4 Burris
4.3 Taber
3.7 Padilla
3.4 Jordan
1.6 Harris
1.3 Hampton
1.3 Bunch
1.2 Cheney
0.8 Solis
0.4 Hughes
0.4 Shrum

Field Goal Percentage*
(Minimum 15 attempts, both ranges)
48.3% Johnson
46.5% Kersgieter
35.4% Burris
32.1% Regalado
30.6% Padilla

Three-Point Percentage*
(Minimum 15 attempts)
37.8% Kersgieter
32.9% Burris
28.6% Regalado
25.8% Padilla
23.7% Johnson

Two-Point Percentage*
(Minimum 15 attempts)
54.4% Taber
53.9% Johnson
50.8% Jordan
48.4% Kersgieter
40.0% Burris
36.8% Regalado
33.3% Padilla

Free-Throw Percentage*
(Minimum 15 attempts)
76.1% Kersgieter
75.9% Johnson
75.6% Padilla
72.0% Regalado
66.0% Taber
56.4% Jordan
52.9% Burris

Offensive Rebounds
3.5 Kersgieter
1.8 Regalado
1.6 Taber
1.2 Johnson
0.9 Jordan
0.9 Burris
0.8 Solis
0.5 Padilla
0.3 Hampton
0.3 Bunch
0.2 Shrum
0.2 Cheney
0.1 Harris
0.1 Hughes

Defensive Rebounds
5.7 Kersgieter
3.4 Regalado
3.1 Taber
2.5 Johnson
2.0 Padilla
1.9 Burris
1.0 Jordan
0.8 Cheney
0.8 Solis
0.3 Shrum
0.3 Hughes
0.2 Harris
0.2 Hampton
0.2 Brown
0.1 Bunch

Total Rebounds
9.2 Kersgieter
5.2 Regalado
4.6 Taber
3.7 Johnson
2.8 Burris
2.4 Padilla
2.0 Jordan
1.6 Solis
1.0 Cheney
0.5 Hampton
0.5 Shrum
0.4 Bunch
0.3 Harris
0.3 Hughes
0.2 Brown

1.4 Kersgieter
1.3 Johnson
0.7 Taber
0.7 Burris
0.4 Padilla
0.4 Regalado
0.2 Jordan
0.2 Hampton
0.2 Hughes
0.1 Shrum

2.8 Johnson
2.0 Kersgieter
1.5 Taber
1.2 Regalado
1.0 Burris
0.7 Padilla
0.6 Jordan
0.6 Solis
0.5 Cheney
0.3 Hampton
0.3 Shrum
0.3 Hughes
0.3 Bunch
0.1 Harris

0.5 Regalado
0.5 Burris
0.5 Johnson
0.4 Kersgieter
0.2 Taber
0.2 Padilla
0.1 Solis
0.1 Hughes
0.1 Hampton

2.8 Taber
2.6 Regalado
2.2 Johnson
1.9 Kersgieter
1.9 Burris
1.5 Padilla
1.4 Jordan
0.5 Cheney
0.3 Hampton
0.3 Shrum
0.2 Harris
0.2 Brown
0.1 Bunch
0.1 Solis

Boys Basketball: Booker T. Washington wins 16th State Title, Phipps scores 42


The Class 6A No. 2 ranked Booker T. Washington High School boys’ basketball (26-2) claimed their first State Title since 2011 Saturday night at the Mabee Center, setting the new state record at sixteen total. They were previously tied with Millwood for most Oklahoma basketball titles.

The win also gave the Frontier Valley Conference the lead in top-classification State Titles at nineteen, surpassing the Green Country Conference.

The Hornets knocked off the defending State Champions, No. 16 Putnam City North (16-14), in their first season back in 6A. They won a 6A title in 1996, then dropped to the 5A level for their next six titles.

Trey Phipps scored 42 points, followed by Seth Hurd with 22 in the 82-70 victory. Phipps totaled 65 and Hurd had 59 over the course of the tournament.

The Hornets were a heavy favorite from the very beginning, coming off a pair of finals appearances in 5A. They had a mid-season twelve-game win streak and ended the season on a twelve-game streak as well.

Top-ranked Edmond Memorial had the longest win streak of the season at nineteen before being upset by Putnam North in the semifinals. The Panthers may have been the defending Champions, but they were a dark horse entering the post-season with a break-even record.

Edmond Memorial had the biggest win of the season at 87-17 over Capitol Hill. Midwest City had the highest-scoring game, 107-59 against Enid.

State Tournament Results
Booker T. Washington 82-70 Putnam North.
SF: Booker T. Washington 61-59 Southmoore.
SF: Putnam North 74-70 Edmond Memorial.
QF: Booker T. Washington 64-58 Putnam West.
QF: Southmoore 65-49 Putnam City.
QF: Edmond Memorial 61-50 Sapulpa.
QF: Putnam North 68-57 Midwest City.

6A Teams by win/loss record
Booker T. Washington (26-2)
Edmond Memorial (26-3)
Sapulpa (21-5)
Midwest City (20-7)
Edmond Santa Fe (20-7)
Putnam West (20-8)
Norman North (18-8)
Jenks (18-8)
Southmoore (20-9)
Stillwater (16-8)
Sand Springs (17-9)
Owasso (16-10)
Union (15-10)
Shawnee (14-10)
Deer Creek (15-11)
Putnam City (15-12)
Lawton (13-11)
Putnam City North (16-14)
Edmond North (12-12)
Norman (12-14)
Bartlesville (11-13)
Yukon (10-12)
U.S. Grant (10-13)
Ponca City (7-16)
Enid (7-16)
Broken Arrow (7-16)
Westmoore (6-17)
Moore (6-18)
Mustang (5-19)
Bixby (3-20)
Muskogee (2-19)
Choctaw (2-20)

Top Boys’ Offenses (Point Average)
75.3 Booker T. Washington
74.7 Sapulpa
74.1 Putnam City West
73.9 Midwest City
67.6 Putnam City North
66.2 Norman North
66.0 Putnam City
65.4 Edmond Memorial
63.2 Jenks
63.0 Union

Top Boys’ Defenses
47.7 Edmond Memorial
51.3 Bartlesville
52.3 Edmond Santa Fe
52.3 Shawnee
52.6 Jenks
54.2 Southmoore
54.3 U.S. Grant
54.5 Norman
54.6 Deer Creek
54.7 Norman North
54.7 Sand Springs

Highest Avg Margin of Victory
17.7 Edmond Memorial
14.5 Booker T. Washington
13.0 Midwest City
12.0 Sapulpa
11.6 Norman North
10.6 Jenks
9.8 Putnam West
8.7 Edmond Santa Fe
7.7 Southmoore
7.3 Shawnee

6A Conference Post-Season Records
14-9 Big Ten - 2 Regional Champs, 2 Area Consolation Champs, 2 Area Champs.
15-13 Frontier Valley - 4 Regional Champs, 2 Area Champs, State Champs.
14-18 Central Oklahoma - 2 Regional Champs, 2 Area Consolation Champs.
0-1 Suburban
0-1 All-City

Girls Basketball: Norman wins first State Title since 2005, 44-31 against Norman North


They didn’t win their conference. They didn’t win their Region. But when it came down to it, the No. 12 ranked Norman High School girls basketball team (23-7) won the games that counted most, ending the season on a five-game streak for their fifth State Title and first since 2005. To make it extra sweet, the finals win came against their in-town rivals, No. 4 Norman North (22-7).

6’2” sophomore standout Kendra Gillispie led the Tigers with double-doubles in all three games of the tournament. She recorded 59 points and 37 rebounds in the three-round Championship.

The game marked the first State Title for the Central Oklahoma conference since 2015, and the first 6A title since 2012. The conference holds 23 titles overall and sixteen in the top classification. Frontier Valley continues to lead the top-class race with eighteen titles.

The final season rankings proved that polls don’t matter and only thing that counts is a team’s desire to win.

Only four of the top eight-ranked teams advanced to the State Tournament, and three of those four were knocked off in the quarterfinals. Three out of four semifinal teams weren’t even ranked in the top-ten, let alone the top-four.

Top-ranked Putnam West and No. 2 Shawnee tied for the longest win-streak of the season with 22-straight victories apiece. Jenks had the biggest win of the season, 94-11 over Daniel Webster. Sand Springs had the highest-scoring game, 109-39 over Muskogee.

State Tournament Results
Norman 44-31 Norman North.
SF: Norman 55-48 Edmond Santa Fe.
SF: Norman North 59-49 Mustang.
QF: Norman 59-52 Sand Springs.
QF: Edmond Santa Fe 51-43 Shawnee.
QF: Norman North 41-29 Union.
QF: Mustang 51-50 Putnam City West.

Class 6A by win/loss record
Shawnee (25-2)
Putnam West (23-2)
Sand Springs (21-5)
Union (21-6)
Norman (23-7)
Norman North (22-7)
Edmond North (20-7)
Choctaw (20-7)
Moore (19-7)
Mustang (20-9)
Midwest City (17-7)
Bartlesville (18-8)
Edmond Santa Fe (19-9)
Ponca City (16-8)
Edmond Memorial (17-9)
Deer Creek (16-10)
Booker T. Washington (16-11)
Sapulpa (13-10)
Westmoore (12-11)
Bixby (12-12)
Jenks (11-12)
Southmoore (9-14)
Putnam North (9-14)
Broken Arrow (9-15)
Enid (8-16)
Owasso (7-17)
Putnam City (6-15)
Yukon (6-17)
Stillwater (5-19)
Lawton (3-17)
U.S. Grant (2-20)
Muskogee (2-21)

Top Girls’ Offenses
73.4 Putnam City West
61.0 Jenks
60.3 Choctaw
59.6 Midwest City
59.4 Sand Springs
59.3 Shawnee
59.3 Booker T. Washington
58.8 Ponca City
58.5 Norman
58.4 Moore

Top Girls’ Defenses
36.9 Union
37.1 Shawnee
41.8 Edmond Memorial
42.4 Norman North
43.3 Bartlesville
43.3 Choctaw
45.3 Moore
45.4 Bixby
45.6 Edmond North
45.7 Sapulpa

Top Avg. Margin of Victory
23.9 Putnam City West
22.2 Shawnee
16.9 Choctaw
13.1 Moore
11.9 Norman
10.8 Sand Springs
10.7 Bartlesville
10.3 Union
10.2 Mustang
9.3 Midwest City

6A Conference Post-Season Records
25-18 Central Oklahoma - 3 Regional Champs, 3 Area Consolation Champs, 1 Area Champ, State Champ.
9-12 Frontier Valley - 3 Regional Champs, 2 Area Champs.
3-2 Suburban - 1 Area Champ.
5-8 Big Ten - 2 Regional Champs, 1 Area Champ.
0-1 All-City

CPHS Basketball: Class of 2019 leaves legacy of Sandite greatness

They never brought home State gold, but the seniors on the 2018-2019 Charles Page High School girls’ basketball team left their mark on the program and will be remembered for years to come.

The Class 6A No. 6 ranked Lady Sandites (21-5) ended the season in a 59-52 loss to No. 12 Norman (21-7) Thursday afternoon at Memorial Veterans Arena in the OSSAA State Quarterfinals. Thus ended the high school careers of six athletes who will go down as one of the best units in school history.

Destiny Johnson will continue her career at the University of Tulsa, Holly Kersgieter will play for the University of Kansas, and Isabella Regalado will play at Northeastern State University. Jacie Taber will also play college ball, but for the Missouri State softball team. Ashlee Bunch and Daniela Solis are also seniors.

The Class of 2019 went 80-24 overall, 45-11 in conference, 12-5 in the playoffs, and 28-5 on their home court. They won two Frontier Valley Conference titles, three Regional titles, and three Area titles, and had two undefeated seasons in the Ed Dubie Field House. They also won the Interstate Classic twice and the Bishop Kelley Invitational thrice.

They may not have brought home the school’s second gold ball, but when they stepped on the court as freshmen, they inherited a program that had gone 25-68 in the four years prior, and they turned it into a powerhouse with an expectation of success.

Kersgieter recorded fourteen double-doubles in her career, leading her team on 42 occasions, and scoring a career-high 38 points senior year against Jenks. Her numerous accolades include Bishop Kelly Invitational MVP and FVC Defensive Player of the Year.

Johnson recorded four double-doubles, leading her team on 31 occasions, and scoring a career-high 31 points junior year against Ponca City. She was the FVC Newcomer of the Year as a freshman and made the Bishop Kelley All-Tournament team.

Regalado recorded one double-double with six team-highs and a career-high 23 points junior year against Jenks. She was named to the Insterstate Classic All-Tournament team as a sophomore.

Taber had one double-double and scored a career-high fifteen points senior year against Bartlesville. Solis scored a career-high four points against Field Kindley as a sophomore, and Bunch scored a career-high seven against Tulsa Memorial earlier this season.

Senior Class Career Stats

Games Played

104 Kersgieter
103 Johnson
103 Regalado
91 Taber
37 Presnell
25 Bunch
20 Solis

Games Started

102 Kersgieter
100 Johnson
61 Regalado
39 Taber
26 Presnell

Total Points Scored
1406 Kersgieter
1315 Johnson
695 Regalado
294 Taber
90 Presnell
26 Bunch
15 Solis

Field Goal %

52.6 Bunch
49.7 Johnson
47.0 Kersgieter
45.5 Taber
32.9 Presnell
32.0 Regalado
25.0 Solis

Three-Point %

42.9 Bunch
36.5 Kersgieter
31.4 Regalado
30.8 Taber
24.0 Johnson

Two-Point %

58.3 Bunch
53.9 Johnson
50.4 Kersgieter
48.0 Taber
34.0 Regalado
30.8 Solis

Free-Throw %

100.0 Solis
75.7 Kersgieter
68.6 Johnson
68.3 Regalado
66.7 Bunch
65.5 Taber

Offensive Rebounds (Avg)

2.3 Kersgeiter
1.3 Taber
1.2 Johnson
1.1 Regalado
0.5 Solis
0.4 Presnell
0.2 Bunch

Defensive Rebounds (Avg)

4.3 Kersgieter
3.1 Regalado
2.7 Johnson
2.3 Taber
1.3 Presnell
0.6 Solis
0.5 Bunch

Total Rebounds (Avg)

6.6 Kersgieter
4.2 Regalado
3.9 Johnson
3.6 Taber
1.7 Presnell
1.1 Solis
0.7 Bunch

Assists (Avg)

1.3 Kersgieter
1.1 Johnson
0.9 Taber
0.4 Regalado
0.2 Presnell

Steals (Avg)

2.2 Johnson
2.0 Kersgieter
1.3 Taber
0.9 Regalado
0.8 Presnell
0.4 Solis
0.2 Bunch

Blocks (Avg)

0.5 Johnson
0.4 Kersgieter
0.4 Regalado
0.1 Taber
0.1 Solis

Fouls (Avg)

3.0 Taber
2.5 Johnson
2.2 Regalado
1.9 Kersgieter
1.7 Presnell
0.4 Bunch
0.1 Solis

Points Avg

13.5 Kersgieter
12.8 Johnson
6.7 Regalado
3.2 Taber
2.4 Presnell
1.0 Bunch
0.8 Solis

CPHS Basketball: Sandites fall 59-52 to Norman in State Quarterfinals


Class 6A No. 6 ranked Charles Page High School girls’ basketball team (21-5) ended their season Thursday afternoon at Memorial Veterans Arena, falling 59-52 to No. 12 Norman High School (21-7).

The Sandites won the first quarter handily, but Norman won the next three and held the lead for the duration of the fourth to advance to the State Semifinals.

6’2” Norman sophomore Kendra Gillispie led all scorers with 29 points and was unstoppable in the paint. Kamiyah Lyons also scored double digits with twelve points for the Tigers.

University of Tulsa-signed senior Destiny Johnson led the Sandites with 24 points, followed by Kansas-signee Holly Kersgieter with a double-double, recording 22 points and eleven rebounds.

Gillispie gave the Tigers a pair of two-point leads early in the game, but Johnson immediately responded to both and Madison Burris put her team out front at 6-4 to kick off an eight-point run. Gillispie broke up the streak, but Kersgieter quickly responded, scoring through a foul for three.

Kelbie Washington netted the first Norman three-pointer late in the first period. The Sandite maintained a 17-10 advantage at the buzzer, but the Tigers came roaring back with a twelve-point run for the 21-17 lead. Lyons made a three-point play followed by traditional threes from Lyons and Christina Shadid and a layup by Gillispie.

Kersgieter and Gillispie traded baskets till 25-23, Padilla hit a free throw, then Kersgieter added her first three-pointer for a 27-25 advantage. Gillispie and Johnson exchanged layups, then Washington scored on a steal to make it 29-29 at the half.

Gillispie led all scorers at the half with seventeen points, but Kersgieter and Johnson were nipping at her heels with thirteen points apiece.

Norman began to pull away in the third period. The teams traded baskets and the lead for the first half of the stanza, but the Tigers went on a five-point run to end the period 42-36.

Kersgieter scored three to start the fourth but Gillispie scored a pair of twos to increase their lead. Regalado came out at the 5:20 mark after her fourth foul. Taber sank a three, Gillispie scored three with a foul, then Kersgieter drove the lane for two to make it 49-44.

The Sandites entered the final three minutes with eight fouls to the Tigers’ three, and free throws would prove costly. Kersgieter and Johnson scored six in a row to cut it to 49-48 before Gillispie broke it up.

Norman went on a four-point run, Kersgieter scored two, then Norman rattled off four more to secure the win.

The game brought an end to the high school careers of Johnson, Taber, Kersgieter, Ashlee Bunch, Regalado, and Daniela Solis. Johnson, Kersgieter, and Regalado will continue to play ball at the collegiate level, with Regalado attending Northeastern State University. Taber will also take her talents to the NCAA, but as a pitcher for the Missouri State softball team. The Senior Class of 2019 made it to the State Tournament three-straight years with three Regional titles and three Area titles.

Norman will play the winner of No. 2 Shawnee (25-1) vs. No. 14 Edmond Santa Fe (18-8) Friday at 9:00 a.m. at the ORU Mabee Center.

NHS 59 CPHS 52
CPHS 17-10.
NHS 19-12.
NHS 13-7.
NHS 17-16.
Free Throws:
NHS 12-of-18, CPHS 13-of-17.
Field Goals:
NHS 21-of-56, CPHS 18-of-47.
Offensive Rebounds:
NHS 8, CPHS 10.
Defensive Rebounds:
NHS 17, CPHS 21.
Total Rebounds:
NHS 25, CPHS 31.
NHS 8, CPHS 4.
NHS 1, CPHS 3.
NHS 11, CPHS 20.

(Sand Springs Stats)
Johnson 24, Kersgieter 22, Taber 3, Burris 2, Padilla 1.
Offensive Rebounds:
Regalado 4, Johnson 2, Kersgieter 2, Burris 2.
Defensive Rebounds:
Kersgieter 9, Padilla 4, Regalado 3, Taber 2, Johnson 1, Burris 1, Jordan 1.
Total Rebounds:
Kersgieter 11, Regalado 7, Padilla 4, Johnson 3, Burris 3, Taber 2, Jordan 1.
Kersgieter 1, Burris 1, Padilla 1, Taber 1.
Kersgieter 2, Regalado 1, Burris 1.
Kersgieter 2, Johnson 1.
Johnson 4, Kersgieter 4, Regalado 4, Burris 4, Padilla 2, Taber 2.

(Norman Scoring): Gillispie 29, Lyons 12, Washington 7, Shadid 3, Parks 3, Mattingly 3, Perry 2.

CPHS Tennis: Sandites place 15th at Jenks

The Charles Page High School boys’ tennis team kicked off the season with a fifteenth place finish at the Jenks Invitational.

Logan Bateman placed twelfth in No. 1 Singles with a consolation win over Henryetta’s Grant Holder. Colby Williams defeated Adam Bodick (Ponca City) and Cory Knox (Henryetta) for thirteenth place in No. 2 Singles.

The doubles teams both took fifteenth place. Aries Howard and Tanner Burgess defeated the Stillwater duo in No. 1 Doubles. Dylan Warren and Hayden Ashcroft received a default from Union in No. 2 Doubles.

Head Coach Drew White was pleased with his team’s performance, calling it a huge improvement from last year.

The Lady Sandites didn’t get to compete due to a Jenks scheduling error, but will kick off the season Saturday morning at Union. The Boys will play at Union on Friday.

CPHS Soccer: Sandites start season 2-0, Saldana and Franco score braces


The Charles Page High School boys’ soccer team is 2-0 to start the season, and has yet to surrender a goal. The Sandites pummeled Coweta 8-0 in their season debut, and defeated Tahlequah 4-0 in a sub-freezing home opener.

Jack Bratcher, Miguel Munoz, Kaiden Cox, Gustavo Saldana, and Angel Esparza scored one goal apiece Friday against Coweta (0-2) and Gustavo Franco had a brace. They also benefited from an own-goal by the Tigers.

On Friday the boys took a 3-0 lead in the first half against Tahlequah (1-1) but slowed down in the second. Gustavo Saldana scored the first goal just five minutes into the match and Fernando Saldana scored on a header ten minutes later.

Cox, Luke Jeffus, Kaleb Brooks, and Jack Bratcher all had close shots on goal in the first half, and Jeffus put his team up 3-0 in the 36th minute. Fernando Saldana scored his second goal in the 50th minute and the teams remained scoreless for the last half hour of regulation.

The Sandites will travel to East Central (2-0) Tuesday at 8:00 p.m.

The JV boys are 1-0-1, beating Coweta 4-0 and going scoreless for a 0-0 tie against Tahlequah.