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JOHN TRANCHINA PHOTOS SAPULPA COACH JORDAN NAGEL (second from right) has a calm discussion with the official while assistant coach Landon Stewart (kneeling in middle) designs a play during a timeout Tuesday night.

Sapulpa Chieftains Bow to Memorial

BY JOHN TRANCHINA, SPORTS EDITOR TULSA – It was another tight, playoff-like contest for Sapulpa Tuesday night at Memorial Veterans Arena, but this time, the Chieftains fell just a bit short in a 59-51 loss to Memorial. The loss drops the Chieftains (11-9) into fourth place with a 7-4 mark within District 5A-4, while Memorial (15-6) leapfrogs […]

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JOHN TRANCHINA PHOTOS CHIEFTAIN ATHLETES HONORED ON SIGNING DAY Left to right: Isaiah McCall-Watashe, Kylen Edwards, Colton Howard, Tyla Heard, Peter Shibley, Jack Blevins, Easton Howard and Jackson Harwood. Not present: Bella Leep, who was sick that day.

Sapulpa Athletes Honored on National Signing Day

BY JOHN TRANCHINA, SPORTS EDITOR SAPULPA –– In addition to the three Sapulpa football players, six other Chieftain athletes officially signed on Wednesday, including three baseball players who played key roles in the Chieftains reaching the Class 5A state semifinals last spring. Most of them had already officially signed previously but having the official ceremony with all the

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DARREN SUMNER PHOTO RIKI MCQUARTERS played tough defense against Rogers Friday night, while also scoring nine points. Her two key free throws with seven seconds left tied the game at 46-46.

Lady Chieftains Bounce Back to crush Holland Hall

One day after falling to Will Rogers at buzzer BY JOHN TRANCHINA, SPORTS EDITOR TULSA – The Sapulpa girls bounced back in a big way on Saturday. After losing a tough one at the Chieftain Center Friday night on a last-second shot that gave Will Rogers a 48-46 victory, the Lady Chieftains responded the following morning by

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DARREN SUMNER PHOTO 2024 MID WINTER COURT At Friday night’s basketball game, Sapulpa’s honored students included: sophomores Ella Davis and Tyler Morgan; juniors Wrigley Adkisson, Wyatt Long, Zarrin Mortazavi, Daymond Stufflebeam, Anna Southerland and Kyle Haught; seniors Yasmine Aguado, Weston Moore, Kate DeLoache, Isaac Ragsdale, Lindsey Dennison, Tre Hansen, Asia Dunn, Luiz Nunez, Hannah Williams and Will Malay; and sophomores Kailynne Parker-White and DeMarion McKinney.

Chieftains Beat Rogers in OT on Homecoming

Sapulpa boys basketball falls to Holland Hall next day BY JOHN TRANCHINA, SPORTS EDITOR TULSA – It was a weekend of roller coaster emotions for the Sapulpa Chieftains. After delivering an outstanding performance in a gritty 67-59 overtime victory at home over Will Rogers on Friday night, the Sapulpa boys came back 16 hours later and fell 64-43

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OHN TRANCHINA PHOTO ELISABETH COURVERLER, shown here about to pin her opponent during a dual against Enid on Jan. 4, went 4-2 and placed seventh at 115 pounds in the Sand Springs tournament this past weekend.

Sapulpa Girls Take Sixth at SS Wrestling Tourney

BY JOHN TRANCHINA, SPORTS EDITOR SAND SPRINGS – The Sapulpa girls enjoyed a strong weekend on the mat as they finished in sixth place among a competitive field of 42 teams at the Sand Springs Tournament. The Lady Chieftains wound up with 123.5 points in a tournament won by Chanute (Kansas), finishing just back of fifth-place Owasso (139.5

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JACKSON MILLS gets his arm raised after a tough 3-2 win over Guthrie’s Luke Lyons, one where he could barely put weight on his right leg afterwards

Sapulpa Wrestling Second in District Duals – Chieftains Finally Beat Pryor but Fall to Guthrie

BY JOHN TRANCHINA, SPORTS EDITOR SAPULPA – The Chieftains wrestling squad hosted the District 5A-5 dual tournament on Wednesday at the Chieftain Center and enjoyed a strong day, going 3-1 and finishing second in the district, but since the ultimate goal of winning wasn’t achieved, there was a mix of disappointment and accomplishment afterwards. After winning four

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JUNIOR JADEN LANHAM started each of the three games in the Roper Invitational, and scored eight of his 10 points in the first quarter of Saturday’s big win.

Chieftains Salvage Seventh Place at Tournament

BY JOHN TRANCHINA, SPORTS EDITOR TULSA – In some ways, it didn’t matter than it was an inferior opponent that they were supposed to beat. For Sapulpa’s boys, who’d been through a rough week ravaged by the flu, it was nice to experience a dominating win. Sapulpa snapped a five-game losing streak with a complete 75-28

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JOHN TRANCHINA PHOTOS SAPULPA CHIEFTAINS COACH JORDAN NAGEL (center) talks things over with his team Thursday in the first round of the tournament

Shorthanded Chieftains Fall to Collinsville in First Round of Tournament

BY JOHN TRANCHINA, SPORTS EDITOR TULSA – Missing two of their starters, the Sapulpa Chieftains were able to hang with Collinsville on Thursday for a little while but ultimately dropped their first-round tournament contest, 72-41, to the Cardinals. The Chieftains moved to the consolation side of the bracket in the 4th Annual Roper Invitational, which was

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LONE STAR 8TH GRADE BOYS CHAMPS

Lone Star Braves Host Tournament

BY DARREN SUMNER, HERALD PUBLISHER SAPULPA –– The Lone Star Braves hosted their tournament this past week at the Lone Star Event Center.   The Lone Star 8th Grade boys won the championship game over All Saints, 54-36, to improve to 15-1 on the season. Mekko Coons led the Braves in the title game with a 19-point performance, which

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JOHN TRANCHINA PHOTO ALEX HENDERSON, shown here about to take down Enid’s Fortner in the dual on Jan. 4, placed sixth at 144 pounds at Sand Springs

Chieftain Wrestlers Compete in Sand Springs Tournament

BY JOHN TRANCHINA, SPORTS EDITOR SAND SPRINGS – The Sapulpa boys competed on Friday and Saturday in the 56th Annual Bobby Lyons Invitational tournament at the Ed Dubie Field House and enjoyed varying levels of success. Overall, Sapulpa finished eighth out of 27 teams in a tournament that included powerhouse teams like Allen (Texas), the team

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