Please join us on Saturday, November 2, 2018 for our Annual Bartlesvills Sports Hall of Fame Gala. The Bartlesville Sports Commission established the Bartlesville Athletic Hall of Fame to honor athletes, coaches, teams and individuals who have made a lasting contribution to athletics and athletic endeavors in the Bartlesville area.
This years inductees include:
Mike Wise – Mike is a 1985 Bartlesville High School graduate where he was a two-sport letterman.. He went on to play at the University of Oklahoma from 1985 to 1990. He played on the offensive line during his career, primarily as a center. OU’s team record was 49-10 with a National Championship in 1985 and four bowl games while Mike was a Sooner.
Yolanda “Yogi” York – Yogi is a 1992 Bartlesville High School graduate and a four year starter with the Lady Bruins basketball team. Yogi went on to play basketball at Oklahoma State University from 1992-95 where she was a three year starter. Yogi transferred to Southeastern Oklahoma State University where she helped lead the team to an NAIA national runner-up finish in 1996.
Cecil Epperley – Coach Epperley graduated from Stillwater High School in 1958 where he played basketball for Coach Martin “Red” Loper. After high school Cecil went to play at Oklahoma A&M. Epperley came to Bartlesville as a coach in 1968. In three seasons his teams had a record of 52-23 and finished as state runner-up in 1969. From 1970 to 1973 Cecil returned to OSU as an assistant to Sam Aubrey for three seasons after the retirement of Coach Iba. Later Cecil returned to Bartlesville and spent 14 years as a volunteer coach at Bartlesville High School.
Sam and Susi Barto – The Barto’s were the backbone of the Phillips 66 gymnastics club for over 33 years. When the Phillips coach Randy Schumacher left in 1981 to return to Colorado, Sam Barto was hired to guide the gymnastics team. The Bartos stayed for 33 years until July 12, 2014, when they both retired after 40 years coaching gymnastics in Oklahoma.
The 1985 Lady Bruins Relay team – Arlene Reese Sutton, Sophia Shoate, Julie Anderson Williamson, and Lee Ann “Missi” Dent Nash were large school State Champions in both the 400 and 800 meter relays. Coached by Don Burt, this 1985 Relay team has held the BHS school record for their times in the 400 M relay (48.44) and the 800 M relay (1:42.60) for 33 years.