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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.  


Cherokee Nation, Sequoyah High School mourn loss of

assistant coach


The Cherokee Nation and Sequoyah High School mourn the loss of assistant baseball and softball coach Jacob Tanner.

Tanner, 61, passed away Thursday.

“We are deeply saddened to unexpectedly lose such a valued and respected member of our Sequoyah High School family,” said Cherokee Nation Chief of Staff Chuck Hoskin. “Coach Tanner was a great mentor, teacher and coach for our students. Today, our thoughts and prayers are with his family.”

Tanner, known for always smiling, served as the assistant baseball and fast-pitch softball coach and science teacher at Sequoyah since 2006. He also sponsored the robotics program at Sequoyah.

“Coach Tanner was very well liked and respected by students, staff and faculty. His passing is a great loss for our Sequoyah family, and we will miss him greatly. Right now, our thoughts and prayers are with his family, players, students, colleagues and all who will be grieving this loss,” said Sequoyah Schools Athletic Director Marcus Crittenden.

Tanner served more than 35 years in education, including his time at Sequoyah.

Funeral services will be at Sequoyah High School new gym on May 4th, 2016, at 10:00 am.  There will be no classes on this date for Sequoyah Schools.