Sports update: Changes for Sapulpa basketball happening this week

Sapulpa Public Schools has announced some changes regarding winter sports—specifically, basketball and wrestling—according to a statement from Athletic Director Michael Rose.

The varsity basketball season is well underway, with the boys putting a win under the belt last Friday against Redemption Life. Both the boys and girls teams are playing the Muskogee Roughers today at the Chieftain center, but new rules put in place by the state health department mean limited availability for attendees.

“We must reduce capacity for home junior varsity and varsity basketball games to 25 percent,” Rose says. The new regulations mean Sapulpa athletics will only allow players’ families to attend, along with a limited amount of tickets for the visiting teams players’ families, in addition a limited amount of high school student tickets. Sapulpa will not offer walk up ticket sales on Tuesday night’s game against Muskogee or next week’s game against Broken Arrow on the 15th.

Those who want to see the game but cannot attend can still catch it on the Chieftain TV YouTube Channel.

The Bishop Kelley boys invitational takes place on Thursday through Saturday, and like Sapulpa, BK will not be selling tickets at the gate. All games at the Bishop Kelly invitational will be live streamed on BKTV Live YouTube Channel. The first game is Thursday against Edison at 5:30pm. Here’s the bracket for the Boys Bishop Kelley Invitational Tournament.

The ladies will travel to Bixby for the Bixby Invitational Tournament this Thursday through Saturday. They will be playing Edmond Memorial in first round action at 3:30pm this Thursday. Bixby has not shared any restrictions that might be in place for the tournament yet. Here’s the bracket for the Girls Bixby Invitational Tournament.

Sapulpa wrestling racks up wins and losses

The high school team had a hard fought match against Union last Thursday, falling 42-27. They take on Cascia Hall at home this Thursday for Senior Night.

The junior high team traveled to the Clyde Boyd Tournament at Sand Springs over the weekend and finished in 5th place out of 16 teams and the following individuals places:

Blake Hurt – Champion
Micco Jones – Champion
Christian Cue – 2nd
Cavin Peper – 3rd
Jackson Willingham -3rd

Get the full Chieftain athletics weekly report here.