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LADY INDIANS BRING HOME GOLD BALL!!!

Sequoyah Lady Indians win the 2017 3A girls basketball state championship and bring home the gold ball!!!  They defeated #7 Metro Christian 70-43 in quarterfinal, #5 Washington 61-42 in semifinal, and #4 Comanche 67-40 in the championship game for an average margin of victory of 24.3 points in the state tournament.  Freshman Lexy Keys is tournament MVP.  Cenia Hayes made the All Tournament Team 1st Team.  Merissa Smith and Kymber Tyon made Tulsa World's 2nd Team All Tournament Team!  This is the 2nd gold ball in 3 years for the Lady Indians and the 5th in program history (2005, 2006, 2007, 2015, 2017).

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2016-2017 BASKETBALL PLAYOFFS

Sequoyah Lady Indians bring home the gold ball!!!  They defeated #7 Metro Christian 70-43 in quarterfinal, #5 Washington 61-42 in semifinal, and #4 Comanche 67-40 in the championship game for an average margin of victory of 24.3 points in the state tournament.  Freshman Lexy Keys is tournament MVP.  Cenia Hayes made the All Tournament Team 1st Team.  Merissa Smith and Kymber Tyon made Tulsa World's 2nd Team All Tournament Team!  This is the 2nd gold ball in 3 years for the Lady Indians and the 5th in program history (2005, 2006, 2007, 2015, 2017).

Boys reached the semifinal with a 60-59 quarterfinal win over #10 Kingston.  They lost 53-64 to #6 Star Spencer in the semifinal.  Elan Eagle and Tyeus Daugherty were selected to Tulsa World's 2nd Team All Tournament Team.

Sequoyah Lady Indians and Indians are area champions!  This is the 5th consecutive year for SHS girls AND boys to qualify for the state tournament, setting a new school record.  5 consecutive state tournament appearances for girls is also a school record.  Girls punched their ticket to state by defeating #6 Beggs 59-39.  This is the 3rd consecutive area championship for SHS girls.  Boys beat #1 Okmulgee 54-41 to claim their spot at state.  


Sequoyah girls and boys are regional champions!  This is the 5th consecutive regional championship for the Lady Indians.  Girls beat Vian 75-48 at home Feb. 23 to advance to the regional championship game where they defeated Stigler 69-34.  Boys beat Vian 60-35 to claim their spot in the regional championship where they defeated Atoka 72-45.



Sequoyah girls and boys are district champions!  Girls defeated Keys 77-31.  Boys beat Keys 68-40. 

VOLLEYBALL REGIONAL & STATE

Sequoyah Lady Indians Volleyball beat Wagoner 3 sets to 2 in the 4A regional semifinal at Lincoln Christian to earn a spot in the final vs. #4 Lincoln Christian. The Lady Indians fought hard, but fell to Lincoln Christian in 3 sets, ending the season ranked #12 in 4A with a record of 20-9 and regional runner-up.

FOOTBALL PLAYOFFS

Sequoyah qualified for state in football for the 3rd consecutive year in 2016.  We came up short against a very good Stigler team in the 1st round this year, losing 30-48.  The win at Stigler in the 1st round of the 2015 playoffs was the 1st 3A football playoff win ever for Sequoyah.

FAST PITCH SOFTBALL TOURNAMENTS & FESTIVALS

The 2016 Lady Indians reached the state semifinal for the 9th consecutive year by beating Verdigris 10-0 in the 1st round.  The Lady Indians lost a tough battle with Perkins-Tryon 0-2 in the semifinal.  Before the 1st round game with Verdigris, the team was presented the trophy for winning the Academic State Championship!  Awesome job, Lady Indians!

REGIONAL CHAMPIONS!!!  Sequoyah Fast Pitch Lady Indians won the regional championship and punched their ticket to the state tournament with a 13 inning, 5-3 win over Kansas. The game was tied at 3 from the 5th inning until the 13th inning. A bunt by Merissa Smith, single by Sydney Smith, and a single by Madi Joice finally broke the tie, scoring 2 runs in the top of the 13th. Pitcher Madi Joice and the Lady Indians defense retired the first 3 Kansas batters to secure the win.

 

 

On the 1st day of the Sequoyah Fast Pitch Softball Regional, Sequoyah beat Adair 2-0 and Kansas 2-1 to advance to the championship game. The win over Kansas came down to the wire. Kansas led 1-0 from the top of the 1st inning until the bottom of the 7th. The Lady Indians scored both runs in the bottom of the 7th with 2 outs. Madilyn Joice hit a line drive into center field with 1 on and made it all the way home, aided by a couple of fielding errors.

 

Sequoyah Fast Pitch Lady Indians are 2016 district champions!  They defeated Salina 12-1 and 11-1 to advance to regional.  

POWERLIFTING TEAM - 3A STATE CHAMPION

The Sequoyah Powerlifting Team won the 3A State Championship in Norman on Friday, March 11!!!  Indian Iron put on a dominant display of strength to claim the 1st Powerlifting State Championship in school history!  Individual medalists: 2nd - Jake Sevier (123), 2nd - Justin Hooper (157), 2nd - Dakota Kahbeah (168), 5th - Logan Bush (168), and 5th - Tyler Barnett (198).


     

POWERLIFTING TEAM QUALIFIES FOR STATE!!!

The Sequoyah Powerlifting Team is heading to the State Meet in Norman on Friday, March 10.  Indian Iron won the Northeast 3A Regional Championship for the 3rd consecutive year at Cleveland with outstanding performances by several lifters.  We had 3 individual regional champions - Justin Hooper (157), Dakota Kahbeah (168), and Tyler Barnett (198).  Justin Hooper also won the Outstanding Bench Award.  Jacob Sevier (123) and Everett Farris (242) placed 2nd.  Garrison Fields (123), Logan Bush (168), and Ryan Carroll (SHW) placed 4th.  Trey Pritchett (181) placed 5th.

NOAH WILSON - WRESTLING STATE TOURNAMENT

    

Noah Wilson became the 1st Sequoyah Indian wrestler to win a regional championship by winning the 220 pound 3A East Regional at Bristow.  He also became the 1st Sequoyah sophomore wrestler to qualify for the State Wrestling Tournament.  Noah advanced to the semifinal round at State.

STATE CHAMPION COMMEMORATIVE SHIRTS AVAILABLE

PRICE REDUCED ON STATE CHAMPION SHIRTS

Contact Tonya Soap at tonya-soap@cherokee.org or 918.453.5400 Ext. 5954.

Commemorative t-shirts of the State Champion Lady Indians Basketball Team are available while supplies last. 

 

      


STATE CHAMPION TEAMS


18 and counting.....

Powerlifting 2016

Girls Basketball 2005, 2006, 2007, 2015
Boys Basketball 2003
Boys Cross Country 1964, 1965, 1969, 1993, 1995, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006
Girls Cross Country 1992, 2005
Slow Pitch Softball 2012 

STATE RUNNER-UP TEAMS


Fast Pitch Softball       2012, 2013 
Slow Pitch Softball       2014  
Powerlifting   2014
Boys Basketball          2005, 2007, 2008    
Girls Basketball           2008 
Boys Cross Country     2002, 2007, 2009, 2010
Girls Cross Country      2004

STATE CHAMPION INDIVIDUALS

Brittany Poe Shot Put 2015
Justin Hooper               Powerlifting                   2015

Justin Hooper               Powerlifting                   2014 

Nick Kingfisher High Jump 2014 
Brittany Poe Shot Put 2014 
Grant Neugin Powerlifting 2013 
Kayla Davis 400 meter 2012 
Taylor Poe Powerlifting 2010 
Mike Soap High Jump 2010 
Sarah Holcomb Cross Country 2004 
Robert Bark Cross Country 1992
Anajanette Proctor Cross Country 1992 
Lamont Frazier Cross Country 1979 
Mark Littlebear Cross Country 1975


OSSAA Eligibility Changes

Some significant changes have been made to OSSAA eligibility rules.  These changes will take effect beginning with the 2014-2015 school year.  

Change 1
Students in grades 9-12, who live with their parent(s) or legal guardian, will establish eligibility at a school when the student first participates in interscholastic athletics at the 9th grade level or above.

In the past, eligibility has been determined by residence and/or participation starting with 7th grade.  Many students who would have had to sit out of varsity level participation for 1 year or would need a hardship will now be eligible by rule with no sit out or hardship.  Some of our students will still need hardships, but this will be limited primarily to students who transfer to Sequoyah after establishing eligibility at another school. 

Change 2
A student who has established eligibility within or outside their district of residence, and who then completes a bona fide move into a different school district can choose to remain at the school where eligibility is established or choose to establish at a member school in the district or designated area in which the new residence is located.

Under previous rules, if the student’s parents moved, their eligibility automatically moved with them to the new district of residence.  There were a few exceptions and if the move occurred during the school year, they could stay at the original school for up to a semester.  

Change 3
Students who participated during a repeat 7th or 8th grade year, will sit out one contest for each contest in which they participated during the repeat year, in the same activity.

This is a major reduction from the previous rule which was that the student would be penalized an entire year for all sports.



ATHLETIC OFFICE CONTACT INFORMATION
Marcus Crittenden, Athletic Director
918-453-5177  marcus-crittenden@cherokee.org

All new student athletes will need to contact Mr. Crittenden before proceeding to a sport or summer camp.  Also contact Mr. Crittenden regarding eligibility.  To access the OSSAA website, go to www.ossaa.com.  All OSSAA policies, rules, and forms may be found there. 

ATHLETIC SUMMER CAMPS

Per OSSAA rules, you must be a Sequoyah student to go to a Team Camp with us.  

If you are not enrolled in Sequoyah High School, but will be a new Sequoyah student in 9th-12th grade in the Fall, AND plan to attend a TEAM CAMP this summer, please contact Athletic Director Marcus Crittenden at 918-453-5177 BEFORE enrolling in that Team Camp. 

Only the FAMILY of the student may pay for a student to attend an INDIVIDUAL CAMP.

ATHLETICS OVERVIEW


Sequoyah High School offers students a variety of athletic opportunities.  Students can choose to participate in basketball, football, baseball, wrestling, cheerleading, powerlifting, golf, track, cross-country, volleyball or softball.  All of our athletes have access to a fully-equipped weight training facility.  The Place Where They Play provides a state-of-the-art venue for basketball and volleyball.  The track was recently renovated and bleacher seating was added for our fans. Sequoyah holds 4 state titles in basketball, 11 in cross-country, 1 in slow pitch softball, and 3 in powerlifting.