2018 BA Athletic Hall of Fame inductees announced
A major league pitcher and the school’s first official state championship team will be part of Broken Arrow High School’s 2018 Athletic Hall of Fame Class.
The 1971 Cross Country Team, Arizona Diamondback pitcher Archie Bradley, two-sport standout Zach Mills, former PGA golfer Darren Ogee and Parade All-American soccer player Sarah (Salazar) Huxall will be inducted into the BA Athletic Hall of Fame at the Tigers season-opening football game on Aug. 24.
Bradley (Class of 2011) pitched Broken Arrow to a state baseball championship in 2011 - a 4-0 win, in which he struck out 14 and allowed just two hits. That team finished the season 36-2 and was the nation’s top ranked high school team. Bradley finished the season 12-1, allowing just three earned runs while striking out 133 batters in 71 1/3 innings. Bradley committed to play football and baseball at the University of Oklahoma, but after the Arizona Diamondbacks made him the seventh overall pick in the draft, he opted to begin his baseball career after graduating high school. Bradley is one of the top relief pitchers in baseball and finished 20th in National League MVP voting last year. He appeared in 63 games in 2017, recorded 25 holds and posted a 1.73 ERA in 73 innings.
Mills (2012) was a four-year varsity starter in baseball playing second base and centerfield. He was a member of the 2011 team and the 2012 state runner-up squad. Mills was starting quarterback for the 2011 state runner-up Tiger football team. He threw for 2,227 yards – fourth most in school history – as a senior, and engineered the 12-win team to school-record 586 points. He played baseball at Cowley (Kan.) County College before transferring to Oklahoma State University. He graduated with honors from OSU, earning a finance degree in 2017. He has a career in corporate compliance at BOK Financial Securities.
Ogee (1990) was a four-year golf letter winner, two-time state championship qualifier, two-time Tulsa World All-Metro Team member and an Oklahoma All-State golfer during his Broken Arrow career. Ogee lettered four years as a golfer at Oklahoma City University and played in four national championship tournaments. He had a 12-year professional career that included membership in the PGA of America. He was named Kansas Golf Professional of the Year when he served as golf professional at Hidden Lakes Golf Course in Derby. He currently lives in Guthrie and is area sales manager for Tuff Shed, Inc.
Salazar Huxall (2007) was a four-year starter and four-year all conference performer for the Lady Tiger soccer team. The 2007 All-State performer was listed as the nation’s No. 12 college prospect by RISE Magazine and in the top 25 by Soccer Buzz Magazine. She was named Parade All-American her senior year, as well as being crowned the 2007 Spring Sports Queen. Huxall played for the Under-15, U-16 and U-17 US National teams, with her highlight moment of scoring a goal against Germany in 2006. She earned a college letter as a freshman at UCLA and played in the College Cup Final Four. She transferred to the University of Kansas her sophomore season.
Coach George Blevin’s 1971 Cross Country Team won Broken Arrow’s first official Oklahoma Secondary Schools Activities Association’s state championship. The program, started by Blevins in 1969, was just in its third season, and had finished sixth and fourth at state its first two years. Broken Arrow’s top five runners – Larry Lipford (2nd place), Larry McDonald (5th), Ralph Myers (8th), Gene Beckwith (13th) and Barre Kerr (15th) – all placed in the top 15 as the Tigers scored 43 points. Rick Sommers and Tommy Towry also ran in the state meet, however, the scores are based on the top five finishers of each team. Lipford was named to the Cross Country All-State team that season.
The 2018 inductees will be honored at a reception at in the Broken Arrow Varsity Club preceding the BA-Union football game. The group also will be recognized at halftime of that game. Kickoff is scheduled for 7 p.m.