Hall of Fame
Bartlesville Athletic Hall of Fame
Class of 2021
Three individuals, a couple and a team make up the 14th class of the Bartlesville Athletic Hall of Fame, sponsored by the Bartlesville Sports Commission. The 2021 honorees will be formally celebrated on October 23rd during the Hall of Fame banquet at Bartlesville’s Hilton Garden Inn. To be enshrined are Stan Baughn, Gary McDonald, Mickey Ripley, Kevin and Dorea Potter, and the 1962 College High boys swim team. The Bartlesville Athletic Hall of Fame recognizes individuals and teams that have made a lasting contribution to athletics in the Bartlesville area and have brought honor to themselves, to their school, to their community.
A look at the Bartlesville Athletic Hall of Fame Class of 2021:
Stan Baughn. 1978 Sooner High graduate, lettered in baseball and basketball. Played on three Oklahoma State University Big Eight Conference baseball championship teams, helping Cowboys reach College World Series finals in 1981. Selected by San Francisco in 1982 baseball draft. Joins father, Tug Baughn, who was inducted in 2013.
Gary McDonald. 1980 Sooner High graduate became school’s only individual state champion in boys golf as a senior. Had an all-conference career at University of Tulsa. Previously honored with 1978 state championship Sooner High golf team, inducted in 2014.
Mickey Ripley. Head football coach at Bartlesville High, 1979-93, longest tenure in school history. After 35-year career in education, was inducted into Oklahoma Coaches Association Hall of Fame, 2015. Multi-dimensional prep athlete in Perry, played quarterback at University of Oklahoma. Died in March 2019 at age 72.
Kevin and Dorea Potter. Recognized for contributions to Bartlesville through ownership of radio stations KWON and KYFM and volunteer campaigns for some 60 organizations and causes. Kevin, reared in Oklahoma City, played football at Cameron University. Dorea, an Iowa native, was Big Eight Conference golf champion at University of Oklahoma. She was also a founding board member of the Bartlesville Sports Commission.
1962 College High Swim Team. Record-setting team won first of 10 straight state championships when competition was limited to only one classification. Team set seven records at state meet. Members: Jerry O’Rourke, Richard Hundley, Bill Keene, Barry Morgan, Terry Maul, Howard Katz, Bill Zelinski, Lee Tinder, David Selim, Randy Hawkins, Richard Walls, John Engleman, Bill King, David Steiger, John Rivers.
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.
In doing so, we are recognizing not only the worthy inductees but also the value of athletics to quality education, personal enrichment, family values, community, and professional success.
Any alumni or friend of Bartlesville Athletics may submit nominees based on the following criteria:
Athletes – A former Bartlesville athlete who performed with excellence, leadership and dedication. Must have graduated from high school and have been out of school for at least five (5) years. Nominees must be, or have been, a credit to his/her family, community, and athletics. The nominee may be either living or deceased.
Coaches – A nominee must have been a coach who has distinguished himself demonstrating exceptional leadership, character, and athletic achievement during his/her time in Bartlesville. Nominees must either have retired from teaching altogether or have been retired from coaching for five (5) years. The nominee may either be living or deceased.
Teams – An entire athletic team may be nominated for the Hall of Fame. The team should have achieved extraordinary results and distinguished itself through its effort as a team. Teams must have performed at least five (5) years ago.
Award of Merit – A person who has been a loyal and devoted supporter of Bartlesville athletics and/or has made a significant contribution to Bartlesville community athletics. The nominee may be either living or deceased.