By: Scott Emigh, Editor-in-Chief
Seven Sand Springs High School students signed letters-of-intent Wednesday morning in the Ed Dubie Field House, bringing the grand total of college-bound athletes from the Class of 2017 to fourteen.
Sand Springs has two softball players, two cross-country runners, two baseball players, one basketball player, three football players, one volleyball player, and two soccer players all headed to the next level.
Hunter Greathouse accepted a baseball scholarship to Cowley County Community College in Arkansas City, Kansas. Greathouse had a standout high school career in both baseball and football, and was a two-year starting quarterback. CCCC is an NJCAA school participating in the Kansas Jayhawk Community College Conference. The Tigers are coached by Dave Burroughs and finished the 2016 season with a 40-16 record.
Greathouse finished last baseball season with a 2-0 record and 3.73 record on the mound. In fifteen innings he gave up only eight hits against 32 strikeouts. At the plate he held a .405 batting average, .486 slugging average, and .488 on-base percentage. He scored 26 runs and 16 RBI with 34 singles, nine doubles, and two triples. The Sandites went 21-14 last season before falling at Regionals.
As a quarterback, Greathouse was a two-year starter in the first-ever class of Sandites to make the playoffs four-straight years. The Sandites went 28-19 during his career and were the 2015 6A-II State Runner-Up. He completed 247 passes on 486 attempts for 3933 yards and 37 touchdowns in his career. He also scored thirteen touchdowns on the ground. He was named the All-District Quarterback and was an Honorable Mention on both the All-Conference and All-State teams. He is a three-time Sandite of the Week, twice for football and once for baseball.