Players to Watch
Harrison Clark – Bartlesville
Harrison is a senior and a three-year varsity starter. He starts in left field and hits in the middle of the lineup and is an outstanding leader. He also played in the OK State games this summer at OSU.
Tate Lewis – Dewey
Tate was the leader of the pitching staff last year and looks to be the same this season.
Bryce Gillispie – Oklahoma Union
Bryce is a pitcher and outfielder who has recently signed with Labett Community College.
Zoe McCabe – Bartlesville
Zoe has led the team in scoring for the last three years. She has been selected for the All-District team her freshman, sophomore, and junior years. She has also signed her letter of intent to play with the University of Oklahoma next year.
Underclassmen to Watch
Brendan Asher – Bartlesville
Brendan is a hard-working kid that has the potential to be a really outstanding baseball player.
Zane Griggs – Dewey
Throughout the offseason, Zane put in a lot of time and is ready to make an impact this upcoming season.
Bode West – Oklahoma Union
West, while one of the younger players on the team, looks to be a key player this year.
Jessica Carithers – Bartlesville
Jessica is an all-around great kid and athlete that has worked hard to get where she is today.
Eric Olenberger – Bartlesville
Eric works hard to make an impact on the team. He does all the work that is asked of him.
Cole Hancock – Dewey
Whatever it takes to help the team is what Cole is always ready to do, even the dirty work.
Jeron Bottoms – Oklahoma Union
Bottoms is an outstanding player, but the stuff he does may not always show up on the stat sheet.
Riley Waits – Bartlesville
Riley is an outstanding player for her team and she is always ready to whatever she needs to do to be able to help her team.
Grand Lake Area Players to Watch
Players to Watch
Alex Oliver – Grove
Alex is an outstanding baseball player that has signed to play at Coffeyville Community College next season. He will start in the outfield and also be a big arm on the mound for the Ridgerunners.
Wilson Rife – Vinita
Rife is a junior that can swing the bat very well. Has a good arm and the team looks to get innings out of him after a shoulder injury sidelined him from playing defense in 2021.
Roger Hernandez – Commerce
Roger has been a part of the Commerce soccer program for all four years. He has dedicated his time and effort to perfecting the art of soccer as well as his leadership skills. He is a great addition to the team and will strive to make this season remarkable.
Tyler Helton – Grove
Having Helton on the field is like having a coach out there. He is a smart and dependable player.
Damen Dillingham, Jordy Andres, and Shane Douthit – Miami
The three seniors on this year’s squad, they are all three outstanding players that will have a big impact on the team’s success this season.
Jovana Moreno – Commerce
Jovana is a three-year returning starter that has consistently demonstrated a high skill level at every position. Her relentless effort and exceptional skill help to set the tone for the team and effectively raises the level of play for all those around her.
Megan Gibbs – Grove
Megan is a talented player, capable of playing anywhere on the field. She led the team in scoring as a freshman in 2019, before moving back into the midfield in 2021. Megan is a high IQ soccer player who makes all of her teammates better. She is dominant in the air, while also being able to thread the final ball or finish off an attacking move herself. She is a vocal leader who helps her teammates out on and off the field.
Underclassmen to Watch
Brady Robinson – Afton
Brady is the type of kid that truly loves baseball. His work ethic is second to none. As a freshman, Brady will see a lot of meaningful innings on the mound and hit in an early slot in the lineup.
Caden Gain – Grove
Caden is a skilled athlete that works hard and always tries to be his best.
Hunter Todd – Vinita
Entering this season, Hunter is looking to make an impact on the team.
Cesar Carrillo – Commerce
A hard worker, Cesar is one that gives it his maximum effort every time he steps on the field.
Christopher Johnson – Grove
Johnson is a strong competitor that has put in a lot of time and effort to get where he is today.
Shannon Barnstead – Commerce
Barnstead is an all-around great kid and she brings a lot of excitement to the team.
Madelyn Kitchen – Grove
She excels on the field and in the classroom. She is also a great teammate that cares about her team.
Hayden Chandler – Grove
He is a terrific kid that is always willing to do whatever he can to help his teammates.
Paul Glasscock – Vinita
Paul loves the game of baseball, and you can see that every time he steps on the field.
Gabe Martinez – Commerce
Gabe is an outstanding team player and all of his contributions to the team do not show up on the stat sheet.
Jordan Helsel – Grove
When Helsel is on the field, he gives it everything he has and works as hard as he can.
Joy Fuentes – Commerce
Joy is a fun kid that works hard and is always ready to compete.
Anna Bacon – Grove
On and off the field, Anna is a great teammate and is coachable.
Claremore Area Players to Watch
Players to Watch
Ethan Grimmett – Claremore
Ethan is a three-year starter that played third base last season. Not only is he a great baseball player, but he also had a big impact on the football field earning defensive player of the year honors. He will have a big impact on the baseball field this season.
Jeremiah Harmon – Kansas
Jeremiah is a hard-working young man and a great teammate. He is an asset for the Kansas baseball team.
David Fogelman – Locust Grove
An outstanding three-sport athlete, Fogelman is a great baseball player. He plays shortstop and has a good bat.
Josh Gore – Pryor
Gore is a senior that had solid numbers last season and will be called on again this season. .457 batting average, 49 runs, 26 stolen bases, and 44 RBI’s.
Ethan Bartee – Pryor
He is a three-time team leading goal scorer, a three-time All District team Selection, and a three-time team MVP. Bartee is also a two-time team captain.
Lex Puente – Verdigris
Lex is a very good player that can read the field of play. Also has very good ball skills and can shoot the ball with both feet. He is a captain and was voted MVP last season.
Zette Erwin – Claremore
Zette is the leader of the team, selfless in everything she does, and is a hard worker. She never complains about where she plays and always embraces the challenge of the position.
Ashlynn Vargas – Pryor
Ashlynn is a solid athlete. Her speed and tenacity make her dangerous from any position on the front line.
Abagayle Barnes – Verdigris
Abagayle can play anywhere on the field. She is well rounded, has a motor that does not stop, and is willing to give everything she has every time she steps on the field.
Underclassmen to Watch
Nick Garbani – Claremore
Garbani works hard on and off the field. He is an all-around athlete.
Zach Majors – Kansas
A tough kid, Zach also has a high baseball IQ and that shows on the field.
Cason King – Locust Grove
King is a talented player that will continue to have a bigger impact as he gets older.
Riley Hurst – Pryor
Riley works hard at practice and in the classroom.
Carson Pendley – Pryor
Carson has the potential to be a solid member of the Tigers team.
Chris Rogers – Verdigris
Chris has put in a lot of hard work to get where he is today.
Allison Wiseman – Claremore
Allison will look to make an impact for the Lady Zebras this season.
Alexis Cavin – Pryor
Cavin is a great kid who knows how to work and prepare herself.
Kylee Dee – Verdigris
Dee put in a lot of work in the offseason to get ready for this season.
Derek Scuggins – Claremore
Scuggins is one of those kids that will go out of his way to do whatever he can to help his team.
Elias Warren – Kansas
Elias is a hard worker and a great teammate.
Dane Turner – Locust Grove
Whatever the coaches ask is what Turner does. He is always reliable and ready to work.
Nate Silkey – Pryor
Nate makes a lot of outstanding plays for the Tigers. He is a hard worker and knows what it takes to be his best.
Chase Williams – Pryor
Whether it is at practice or in the game, Williams always gives his one hundred percent effort.
Evan Crowell – Verdigris
Evan has the potential to have a breakout season for the Cardinals.
Lilly Sweet – Claremore
Lilly is a strong player, though a lot of her contribution may not show up on the stat sheet.
Kaylee Monk – Pryor
Monk is a terrific kid that is there for her teammates and willing to help her team in any way she can.
Abigail Bell – Verdigris
Bell may not be the star of the team, but she is a key player that does whatever it takes.