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Coaches honored with STRIPES at end-of-year meeting

Eight Broken Arrow coaches were presented Tiger STRIPES at the recent Broken Arrow Athletic Department’s end-of-year coaches meeting by Steve Dunn, executive director of athletics, and Melenda Knight, assistant director of athletics. . . .

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2019 BA Athletic Hall of Fame Class announced

A state championship coach, a pair of state champion basketball players and two individuals who had an impact on their respective diamonds make up the class of the 2019 Broken Arrow Athletic Hall of Fame. Steve Allen, a current . . .

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Kasey Counts stepping down as girls soccer coach

After amassing 42 wins in three seasons as head coach of the Broken Arrow High School girls soccer team, Kasey Counts is stepping away from the game that has been such a large part of her life to spend more time with her family, including her . . .

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Nearly 200 BA fall, winter sport athletes earn All-Conference honors

Congratulations to the nearly 200 BAHS Athletes who earned Frontier Valley All-Conference recognition during the 2018-2019 Fall and Winter Sports Seasons.      First Team All Conference (GPA 3.5 & Above)    . . .

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Competitive Breiner leads Lady Tiger soccer from back line

At a young age Mollie Breiner loved the sport of soccer. “I started playing soccer at four,” the Broken Arrow Lady Tiger junior defender said. But she loved the competition with her older sister, Maggie even more. . . .

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Broken Arrow announces creation of first girls varsity wrestling program in Oklahoma

VIDEO UPDATE: Watch to learn more about the new girls wrestling program

Broken Arrow Public Schools has announced the creation of the first girls varsity wrestling program in the state and named Oklahoma City University standout Cassidy Jasperson its new head girls wrestling coach. When enrollment . . .

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Melenda Knight earns master certification in athletic administration

Melenda Knight, Assistant Athletic Director at Broken Arrow Schools, has been recognized as a Certified Master Athletic Administrator by the National Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association (NIAAA), the organization announced this . . .

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Ring ceremony caps off Tiger football championship season

A rousing cheer echoed off the Broken Arrow Performing Arts Center walls as Superintendent of Schools Dr. Janet Dunlop announced “tonight we have the opportunity to celebrate what is probably the very best football team ever to come out . . .

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Strike-throwing sophomore lefty remains calm on the mound

Fowler allowed just one run over 15 innings

Four pitches. All can be thrown for strikes. That’s what you get with Broken Arrow Tiger sophomore pitcher Kai Fowler. What you won’t see when he is on the mound is fist-pumping, glove-slapping emotion. “His . . .

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Varsity Assistant, Choreographer Kyrstin Delehanty Named BA Varsity Cheer Coach

Broken Arrow Public Schools has named Krystin Delehanty as its new Broken Arrow Varsity Cheer Head Coach. “Broken Arrow has had a long tradition of a very successful cheer team, and I cannot wait for Coach Delehanty to build on . . .

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Hays feels 'at home' while running track

Love for sport driving senior toward state championships, school record

With the OSSAA State Track and Field Championships just nine weeks away Brianna Hays is focused on bettering her sixth place 800-meter run state finishing time from a year ago while adding another race to her repertoire.   . . .

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Brandon Hanoch (right), new school pole vault record holder, is pictured with Aaron Smith, who held the record since 1994.

Early season record setting for BA Track

Tigers to host home meet March 30

Another track meet, another gold medal for Broken Arrow girls track 4x400 and 4x800 meter relay teams. The defending state champions in both events set meet records over the weekend in the 18th Annual Phil Sweeney Classic at Holland Hall . . .

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Anmar Colmenares shares a light moment during practice with Coach Kelli Collins.

Tennis bridges move from Venezuela for Colmenares

Jianna Giovannetti, Sports Information Student Intern

Anmar Colmenares left the one place she called home for a better future. Even as a child, growing up in the state of Bolivar, Venezuela, a country fraught with political unrest, violence and unmeasured hunger, Colmenares’ parents . . .

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Hanna Chance returns from a broken foot to be part of a young Lady Tiger soccer team looking to defend their state title.

Lady Tiger soccer to go offensive in defending title

Young team stacked with scoring talent

Kasey Counts took one final look at the Kirkland Activities Complex scoreboard following the Broken Arrow Lady Tigers, 2-0, season-opening win over Fayetteville Friday night. It was déjà vu all over again and again and again, . . .

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State Champions

Tigers wrestling dominance eases coach's stress

BA wins 6A title in record fashion

The last week of February was a relaxing seven days for Shawn Jones. It was a week of coaching from an easy chair. A week of designing a state championship ring. A week of reflecting on numbers that pointed to the 2019 Broken Arrow . . .

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Cheer coach Amy Howe resigns after 18 years with program

She plans to still teach PE in the district

After coaching 18 years in the Broken Arrow High School cheerleading program, head coach Amy Howe has resigned her position to pursue new opportunities. “I have invested my entire professional life to the Broken Arrow cheer program . . .

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Delivering at the plate is just one of the expectations Coach Dobson will have for senior Manny Duran this season.

Manny Duran expected to do many things during senior season

Jianna Giovannetti, Sports Information Student Intern

In season. Preseason. Offseason. Manny Duran is thinking, talking or playing baseball. “Every summer and spring I’m playing baseball, working on my pitching and batting,” the Broken Arrow High School senior said. . . .

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Nail painting adds to camaraderie, fun for Tiger swimmers at State

Class 6A Swim Championships are Friday and Saturday at Edmond Aquatic Center

Perched on the starting block, Annie Kramer dangles her arms. They are loose and relaxed. Her hands dance around like leaves fluttering from the branch of a Pin Oak on a breezy Oklahoma day. Kramer bends at the waist. Through gold tinted . . .

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Dual State, Regionals and State Championships await Tigers over next three weekends

Reece Witcraft named USA All-Star; will compete in Pennsylvania 'Classic' in March

As Broken Arrow Tiger wrestlers prepare for a three-week stretch that includes opportunities to win two state championships, one wrestler learned his competitive high school career will extend into mid-March. This week, senior Reece . . .

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BAHS athletes to be recognized at signing day celebration

Former Tiger Isaac Armstead to be featured speaker

Broken Arrow High School graduate and a 2018 William V. Campbell Trophy semifinalist Isaac Armstead will be featured speaker at Broken Arrow Public Schools Athletic Department’s annual National Signing Day Celebration. Nearly 40 . . .

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FVC Postseason 8th, 9th grade basketball brackets set

Four Broken Arrow middle schools will host first through third round eighth grade girls games in the 2019 Frontier Valley Conference Postseason Basketball Tournament. Broken Arrow Eighth Grade Girls Black plays Sand Springs Gold at 6 . . .

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Miranda Givens drives to the basket in the Lady Tigers home loss to Union in December.

BOK Center site of Lady Tigers, Union second game

It’s a big arena for a rematch. The Broken Arrow Lady Tigers, instead of playing at Union on Feb. 5, will tip off against the Lady Redskins at 3 p.m., Saturday, in the Fourth Annual High School Hoops Showcase at the BOK Center. . . .

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Dolan embraces leadership role for young Tigers

No matter the season, Logan Dolan can’t get enough basketball. He launched 1,000 shots a day during the summer. He plays 30 of 36 minutes each night the Tigers take to the court this winter. And, he’s a fan, attending each . . .

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Annie Kramer holds the school record in the 100-yard Butterfly.

Annie Kramer leaving her mark on Tiger swimming

2019 seniors to be honored at Thursday's meet

From her first splash, Broken Arrow Tiger record-setting swimmer Annie Kramer has always been a water bug of sorts. “As a little kid I was just in love with water,” Kramer said. “I would always go outside and swim in . . .

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In keeping with tradition, Tiger football coach David Alexander, Sean Cunnane (now a BAHS alum), and Ken Ellett were the first in the pool for Freezin' for a Reason.

Freezin' makes splash for BA Special Olympians

A cold, gray, misty evening did not hamper the spirits of more than 100 Broken Arrow coaches, athletes, and city police officers who braved the cold to raise money for Broken Arrow Special Olympics. In the first of what will be . . .

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Noah Cortes

Noah Cortes named VYPE/Shelter Insurance 2018 Mr. Football

Broken Arrow Tiger record-setting running back Noah Cortes was named the  VYPE Magazine  and Shelter Insurance winner of the Mr. Football Oklahoma Award. The Shelter Insurance Mr. Football Oklahoma Award recognizes the . . .

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Zach Marcheselli talks with reporters after signing with TCU in the BA Varsity Club on Wednesday

Marcheselli confirms commitment, signs to play football at TCU

Zach Marcheselli took one official visit. That’s all he needed. “I just felt at home there,” Marcheselli said of TCU (Texas Christian University), the school in which the Broken Arrow senior linebacker confirmed . . .

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Reece Witcraft

Witcraft matures from just wanting trophies to earning them

Tiger wrestler focused to repeat as state champion after Ironman title

As a third grader, Reese Witcraft sat in amazement at a friend’s show-and-tell display. “He brought his wrestling trophies and I wanted some,” Witcraft recalled. “So I joined. It was for the trophies.” . . .

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Hayden Cunningham won two races in the Tigers home meet last week.

Workouts paying dividends as Tiger swimmers win first home meet

With two meets – the Owasso Invitational Tuesday and at Edmond on Dec. 18 – remaining in the first semester, Broken Arrow head swim coach Casey Beck has cast her vision beyond the immediate future for her Tiger swimmers. . . .

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2018 BA Classic Tips Off Thursday

Broken Arrow boys basketball team seek to defend its title when the 2018 BA Classic tips off Thursday from Broken Arrow Tiger Field House. Eight boys and eight girls teams will each play three games over six days in the tournament that . . .

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Coach Mike Dooney goes over defending against a screen during a preseason practice at Tiger Field House.

Challenging conference schedule awaits new coach, Lady Tigers

BA opens the season with Sand Springs on Tuesday

New Lady Tiger basketball coach Mike Dooney has a pretty good idea who he will put on the floor to start in his Broken Arrow coaching debut. It’s those first few players coming off the bench of which Dooney and his assistants are still . . .

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Coach Beau Wallace gives instruction at during a preseason practice.

Early season schedule gives youthful Tigers chance to grow on home court

18-19 Tiger boys basketball preview; girls preview online tomorrow

With senior Logan Dolan the only returning player who saw significant time for a Broken Arrow Tiger Basketball team that was Ranked No. 1 most of last season and reached the state semifinals, it means new faces will dot the court in . . .

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Coach Alexander expects a physical championship game in rematch with Jenks.

Tigers expect physical state championship game

In September, an off week followed the Broken Arrow Tigers, 47-20, victory over the Owasso Rams. The next opponent was the Jenks Trojans, who were coming off their own bye week preceded by a, 27-10, win over Union. The Tigers and Trojans . . .

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Improved secondary a competitive, close knit group

Facing an Owasso offense that averages more than 225 yards passing per game, the self-proclaimed “Jack Boys” – Broken Arrow Tigers starting secondary – are ready and anxious for the task that awaits them in . . .

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Tiger student-athletes sign letters of intent Wednesday

Updated 11/.19/18

Major college signees Reece Witcraft and and Grace Jarvis head a list of Broken Arrow High School seniors who signed letters of intent to play college athletics on Wednesday, the first day of the fall signing period . Witcraft, a . . .

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The Tiger defense hopes to clamp down on the Rams in Saturday's state semifinal much like it did in a, 47-20, win the third week of the season.

Tigers record-breaking offense, stingy defense gears for rematch with Rams

State Semifinals Saturday at TU; tickets available early in BA Athletic Office

After each team’s first possession at Owasso back in September, the Rams led the Broken Arrow, 7-6. That was the only time the Tigers have trailed in any football game this season. Since taking a 13-6 lead on that warm night, BA . . .

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State Champion Reece Witcraft

BA Open gives first look at 18-19 Tiger wrestlers

More than 600 junior high and high school wrestlers are expected to descend on Broken Arrow High School Tiger Field House Saturday for the Annual Broken Arrow Open Joe Zamora/Skyler Holman Classic. While the Tigers will be without . . .

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Undefeated District Champions

Undefeated, top-ranked Tigers host Moore in playoffs Friday

Tickets may be purchased Tuesday-Thursday, 2 p.m. - 6 p.m. in athletic office, Veterans admitted free

For the first time in school history, the Broken Arrow Tigers will take a 10-0 record into the Oklahoma Secondary Schools Activities Association high school football playoffs. Not only that, but Broken Arrow comes into Friday . . .

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All-District Player of the Year Grace Jarvis

Grace Jarvis named district player of the year

Several Lady Tigers receive all-region, all-district recognition

Grace Jarvis was named the 2018 All-District 4 Softball Player of the Year and heads a list of Broken Arrow players who were named all-district and All-Region 10. Randall King, who guided Broken Arrow to a 32-6-2 record, undefeated . . .

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2018 BA Cross Country Teams

Goal met - Both boys, girls teams qualify for XC State Meet

State cross country in Edmond on Saturday

Saturday evening, as Coach Shane Messinger was reflecting on that day’s regional cross country meet, he mentally checked the box at the top of his list of goals for this season. Messinger, in his second year of his second stint as . . .

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Tiger running back Noah Cortes is closing in on the BA all-time career rushing mark.

2018 season approaching historic markers with three regular season games remaining

With a 7-0 record, and three games remaining against teams with just one district win among them, an opportunity to do something no other Broken Arrow team has ever done is within reach for this year’s Tigers. With a win at Yukon . . .

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FVC champs Blake McConkay and Payton Hinkle

FVC cross country gold for McConkay and Hinkle

Two Broken Arrow runners – Senior Blake McConkay and freshman Payton Hinkle – captured gold in their respective boys and girls events in the Frontier Valley Conference Cross Country Championships at Bartlesville on Wednesday. . . .

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Tigette captain's character matches her dance skill

Meghan Brown named OSDTDA All-Region

Senior captain of the Broken Arrow High School Varsity Tigette team, Meghan Brown is involved with more organizations than just her team. She enjoys volunteering in leadership and in her community. “I started Tigettes in the 8th . . .

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Broken Arrow plays Yukon in the first round of the Class 6A State Softball Tournament Thursday.

Lady Tigers face Yukon in first round of softball state championship

Broken Arrow head softball coach Randall King has not named a starter for Thursday’s first-round Class 6A State Softball Championship game against Yukon. Fortunately, he has two quality options. Senior Brooke Mason and junior . . .

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Lady Tigers play at Owasso on Tuesday with chance to advance to Class 6A State Volleyball Tournament.

BA volleyball travels to Owasso for regionals

A late-season run that included victories over the state’s Number 2 ranked team, Class 5A’s top-ranked team and a Frontier Valley Conference championship win over then No. 7 Owasso, was not enough to push Broken Arrow high enough . . .

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2018/2019 Lady Tiger Volleyball Seniors

Lady Tiger Senior Night crucial to volleyball playoff rankings

A win over second ranked Edmond Memorial in this past weekend’s Owasso Volleyball Tournament upped the ante on Broken Arrow’s Senior Night match against Owasso on Thursday at Tiger Field House. “I was so proud of the . . .

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Noah Cortes

Cortes sees leadership as key to Tigers reaching 6A-I football pinnacle

By Mike Moguin, Greater Tulsa Reporter

Talk circulated in the media throughout the summer about Broken Arrow possibly having a breakthrough year. It may have been an indication when the Class 6A1 No. 2-ranked  Tigers  made  a statement in a 33-10 win over top-ranked . . .

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Lady Tigers capture softball district title Thursday

BA hosts regional tournament beginning Wednesday (original story first appeared 9/21/18)

The OSSAA Class 6A Fast Pitch Regionals are set and Broken Arrow will host Bixby and Sapulpa in a three-team, double-elimination regional beginning Wednesday at Lady Tiger Field on the Broken Arrow High School campus. As district . . .

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Kaizer Newell

Kaizer Newell doubles work load as two-way starter

For Kaizer Newell, the only player listed at the top of a defensive and offensive position on the Broken Arrow Tiger 2-Deep, it was a difficult truth to admit. “It’s nice having the little rest,” he struggled to say the . . .

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Gwyn Cowan, volleyball player and dog lover

Cowan's off-court secret talent is for the dogs

Gwyn Cowan’s secret is out. During the 2018 Broken Arrow Athletic Leadership Conference this summer, student-athletes were instructed to introduce themselves to someone they did not know. One of the “get-to-know-you . . .

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Tiger runners left to right: Andres Chapa, Blake McConkay, Jason Leming

Good showing for Tiger teams at own cross country meet

Freshman Payton Hinkle sets school record, Blake McConkay leads boys team to first place

Senior Blake McConkay and freshman Payton Hinkle captured gold medals in last Saturday’s Broken Arrow Tigers Cross Country Meet at the Oneta Ridge Course. Hinkle’s time of 18:53 over the 5K course set a new school, course and . . .

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2018 BA Tiger Varsity Cheer

Tiger cheer hosts regionals on Saturday

The work of Broken Arrow Tiger Varsity Cheer to recapture the OSSAA Large Co-Ed State Cheerleading championship began this summer. The events leading up to the moment the title winner is announced begin Saturday as Broken Arrow High School . . .

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Blake McConkay

Summer workouts, first-meet success inspire McConkay

Tigers host cross country invitational Saturday

Though he finished in the top 10, Blake McConkay’s most memorable moment from last year’s Broken Arrow Cross Country Invitational was running alongside his younger brother in the elementary race. This year, he hopes to be . . .

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Chloe Jameson prepares to catch a fly ball in center field.

Softball, reading, laughing team to make life 'pretty good' for Jameson

Some have acknowledged that driving across Kansas in the dead of the night is akin to going through the middle of nowhere. Perhaps it’s fitting that while reading the first book in the  Across the Universe  series that . . .

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No. 1-ranked Tigers travel to Owasso Friday

It will be a clash of styles as Broken Arrow Tiger football takes to the road for the first time this season traveling to Owasso, the home of the defending Class 6A state champions. Stingy could be the best way to describe the Tiger . . .

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Second baseman McKayla Carney leads the Lady Tigers in hitting at .491.

13-3 Lady Tigers off to Colorado for traditional tournament

Becoming nearly as traditional as Labor Day itself is Broken Arrow Lady Tiger softball’s annual trip to Colorado for the Erie Tournament of Champions.   A year ago, Broken Arrow dominated the tournament, going 6-0 while . . .

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Quintevin Cherry and Tate Robards celebrate a second half Robards touchdown pass during Friday's win over Union.

Two-quarterback system provides early positive results for Tigers

When Tate Robards moved to Broken Arrow last November he knew no one. Friends came quickly. “My teammates, as soon as I moved here, right off the bat they accepted me,” Robards said. “I wasn’t expecting that, but . . .

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Broken Arrow Special Olympians bring home hardware after 49th annual Summer Games

Not even warm and muggy Oklahoma temperatures could keep thousands of athletes, coaches and volunteers from traveling to Stillwater, Okla., for the 49 th  annual Special Olympics Summer Games May 16-18.  After three days of . . .

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Ken Ellett Promoted To Executive Director of Student Programs; Steve Dunn Named New Athletic Director

Broken Arrow Public Schools has promoted longtime Athletic Director Ken Ellett to a new role as executive director of student programs, where he will oversee all student activities and fine arts. In addition, former Broken Arrow assistant . . .

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Required athletic forms for 2019-20 BAPS athletes

All Broken Arrow Public Schools athletes will be required to have athletic forms filled out online. New forms must be completed each year. Visit  RankOneSport's website  to start the online . . .

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Student athletic forms online

Parents of Broken Arrow High School, Freshman Academy and middle school student-athletes may go online to complete necessary forms to assure their child is eligible to begin participation in school athletics. The completion of such . . .

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