Page Sand Devils sports roundup

Tyree Stingley creates space for a shot in the paint.

Boys basketball

The Sand Devils had a busy and productive week last week, winning two out of the three games it played. After adding the two wins, the team boosted their record to 9-6 overall and 3-1 in the 3A North. 

Now halfway through the regular season, the boys varsity team is looking a good deal better than they did in the early weeks of the season. Part of their increased success is due to the return of Nolan McCormick, who was benched in November and December with an injury.  

The Sand Devils’ eventful week began Jan. 3 when they hosted Monument Valley. They lost to Monument Valley 64 to 45. It was the second time they lost to the Mustangs this season. The Sand Devils fared better in the second half of the week, defeating Chinle 79 to 67 on Thursday and Winslow 53 to 39 on Saturday. 

They travelled to Ganado on Tuesday and return to Page this Thursday (vs. Chinle) and Saturday (vs. Alchesay). 

Girls basketball

The Lady Sand Devils had a less successful week than the boys, adding one win and two losses to their season record. Their overall record is 9-7, 1-3 in the 3A North.

The Lady Sand Devils lost to Monument Valley 31 to 52 on Jan. 3, they lost to Chinle 56 to 44 on Thursday, and they beat Winslow 32 to 26 on Saturday. 

They travelled to Ganado on Tuesday and return to Page this Thursday (vs. Chinle) and Saturday (vs. Alchesay).


The wrestling team has entered its busiest time of the season. The team travels to Kayenta on Jan. 11 to compete in the Monument Valley Round Robin. On Friday and Saturday, the team travels to Winslow to compete in the Doc Wright Invitational, one of most competitive, grueling tournaments of the season. The Doc Wright Invitational is where coaches get a really good idea at the wrestlers who will be competing at state. 

The Sand Devils will host the Sand Devil Classic the weekend of Jan. 20-21. 

As a team, the Sand Devils finished second out of 16 teams at the Thunder Duels on Dec. 10, and they finished fourth out of 28 teams at the Veterans Memorial Invite on Dec. 17.

The Sand Devils have several individual wrestlers who are having an outstanding year. Shane Ruiz is still undefeated, and Ashton Penrod is wrestling very well, with only a handful of losses. Ian Yellowhair, Richie Whiterock and Sidrick Begay are also having outstanding seasons.

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