The baseball team displays their regional championship trophy.
Baseball - Varsity
With an overall record of 23-10, it was a record-setting year for the Heritage Hall baseball team that culminated with the school’s first back-to-back regional championship and a trip to the State quarterfinals. Among the season’s many highlights: competing in the Best of the West Tournament in Phoenix, Arizona; winning the I-40 Baseball Classic; and a 15-game winning streak that broke the school’s 1978 record for longest winning streak in a season (12 games).
Individually, several senior players left their marks in the school record books and earned postseason honors as well.
- Nathan Bowker ‘12: 1st in Most Bases on Balls (walks) with 96; 2nd in Most Stolen Bases with 71; Honorable Mention All-City
- Jason Bressman ‘14: tied for 2nd for No Hitters with 1
- Ryan Huber ‘15: Honorable Mention All-City
- Tyler Huber ‘13: tied for 3rd for Most Doubles with 13; tied for 5th for Most Victories with 8; tied for 5th for Best Winning Percentage at .889%; Honorable Mention All-City
- Chad Nelson: 3rd Highest Batting Average with .422; tied for 5th for Most Victories with 8; Honorable Mention All-State; Second Team All-City
- Barry Sanders ‘12: 2nd Highest Batting Average with .436; Honorable Mention All-City
- Quinn Shanbour ‘12: Honorable Mention All-State; Honorable Mention All-City
Baseball - J.V.
After a slow start, the Chargers ended the season with a 5-4 record that included two big wins against Bethany and Casady. Another highlight was a 13-1 victory over St. Mary’s (Colorado) in the Best of the West Tournament in Phoenix, Arizona.
Golf - Boys
The golf team got off to a strong start, placing 2nd in their first three tournaments - Purcell, Putnam City, and Perkins. Individually, Trent Mewbourn '12 placed 2nd, 1st, and 1st (tie) at the tournaments; Michael Helton '12 was 3rd at Perkins. The team placed 1st at the El Reno Invitational with Mewbourn and Gavin Mastell ’13 shooting a 71 (tying for 1st). The boys went on to finish 1st or 2nd at all but one tournament where they finished 4th. At Regionals, Mewbourn, Mastell, and Helton finished 1st, 2nd, and 3rd to clinch the championship for the Chargers. The team ended the season by winning the school’s eighth state title.
Individually, Helton and Mewbourn made All-State. Mewbourn won a total of five tournaments and had a 71.2 stroke average for the year. He is the second individual state champion in school history; Todd Murcer ’86 won the individual title in 1986. Helton won two tournaments and Mastell tied for 1st in a tournament. Read more about Mewbourn.
Golf - Girls
Led by team captain Caroline Valuck ‘12, the girls competed in two events at Hidden Creek Golf course in Midwest City. Both events were sponsored by Midwest City High School. The first was a two-person scramble in which Heritage Hall entered six teams. The second was the Midwest City Girls invitational where the Chargers finished 6th out of 12 teams.
Soccer - Varsity Boys
Due to OSSAA regulations, Heritage Hall moved up in class to 5A this season. The boys began the year with a road trip to the Oklahoma panhandle to play Guymon. The Chargers came away with a hard fought 2-1 overtime victory. After navigating a tough district schedule, it came down to the final game against Deer Creek to determine which team would advance to the state playoffs. The Chargers were defeated 3-2 in a shootout. The team finished 5-9-1 with two All Staters, seniors Kevin Hinton and Jake Odgers. “The team lost a lot of key seniors this year,” says Coach Tommy Riley, “but I’m excited to see a lot of new faces and younger players stepping up next season.”
Soccer - J.V. Boys
The Chargers posted a 3-2-1 record; highlights included shutouts against Southmoore and Del City.
Soccer - Girls
The girls started the season strong, shutting out six of eight opponents and winning the Midwest City Bomber Classic. The team suffered a heartbreaking loss to Carl Albert in double overtime, but bounced back to advance to the playoffs with a 9-3 record. The Chargers won their first round contest with Noble 4-1. In the second round against Deer Creek, the girls fell 4-2 in overtime. Baillie Miller finished an impressive freshman year with 37 goals, and seniors Alex Hickey and Perrye Waldron were named to the All-State team. Coach Tommy Riley said these two seniors along with Berkley Petersen and Katelyn King will be missed for their leadership and enthusiasm but added that “the future looks bright with the core of the starters coming back next season.”
“This year’s slow pitch softball team was characterized by perseverance and versatility,” says Coach Shirley Webster. “Small numbers truly brought out each player’s strengths and varied talents.” Season highlights included a 2-2 showing at the Hartshorne Festival and avenging an early season loss to Geary by beating them on senior night in front of a home crowd. The team was led offensively by top hitters Nicole Carlson ’12, Allie Stiglets ’12, and Katie Wilson ’12. Top RBI leaders this season were Carlson, Stiglets, and Roxy Breshears ’15. The team was led defensively by Breshears, Jada Clemons ’15, Stiglets, and Wilson.
Individually, Carlson moved into 5th place on the school’s career Most Bases on Balls (walks) list with 40. Stiglets stamped her name in the record books by moving into 9th place on the career RBIs list with 86, and tying for 5th place in Most Doubles in a Career with 18. Of these and the three other seniors, Webster said, “These players will be missed! They set great examples of playing hard each time out and always represented our school in a positive way. Next year's squad will look for leadership from returning players Kaylee Dodd, Kourtney Hall and Rachel Breshears. We are looking forward to a successful and fun spring 2013!”
Tennis - Boys
Moving up a class to 5A proved no problem for the boys in their pursuit of a second straight state championship. The team compiled an 8-0 dual record, came in 1st at four tournaments (Ada, Norman North, Duncan, and Shawnee), and brought home the school’s 32nd regional title.
Individually, Jonathan Borsky ’12 won the #2 Singles state championship, was named All-State, and set the school record for Most Career Victories (124 Singles and Doubles). All-Stater Luke Howard ’12 was the #1 Singles state runner-up and set the school’s All Time Season Singles Victories record with 37. Bear Federman ’12, #2 Doubles state runner-up, was All-State Honorable Mention. State runners-up: Nick Harvey ’15, #1 Doubles; Truitt Maxwell ’14, #1 Doubles; and Oakes Arceneaux ’13, #2 Doubles.
Tennis - Girls
Continuing their state championship trend, the girls’ tennis team brought home their fourth consecutive state title (first in class 5A). On the road to State, the team posted a 9-0 dual record and finished 1st at 4 tournaments (Altus, Norman North, Duncan, and Shawnee). The Chargers also won the Regional Tournament for the 33rd time in school history.
Individually, senior Sarah Bowen became a four-time state champion by winning the #1 Singles state title. She was named All-State, All-City tennis player of the year, and won the program’s Career Achievement Award for her 129 career victories. Senior Kelsey Grace also became a four-time state champion by winning the #2 Doubles title. She was also named All-State and was awarded the program’s Career Achievement Award for her 98 doubles victories. Adding to the state title count was Hannah Bowen ’15 in #2 Doubles. State runners-up: Lindsey Grace ’14, #1 Doubles; Jessica Borsky, #1 Doubles; and Kat Allen ’15, #2 Singles. Last fall, Coach Dick Villaflor was recognized as the 2011 National High School Tennis Coach of the Year by the National Federation of High School Coaches and by the National High School Athletic Coaches Association.
It was a dominant year for Charger track with numerous athletes placing in the top three in their respective events at every meet. At State, Philip Moll ’13 won the championship title in the 100m hurdles. Other top 10 finishers were Tyler McGinnis ’13, 4th, High Jump; Meredith Zerby ’14, 5th, 3200m; and Sam Henry ’12, 6th, 800m. Kyle McKinley ’15 and Ryan Sandfort ’13 were state qualifiers in the 800m and 100m. A highlight this season was the combined effort of track and cross country members running in the Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon. The team of Sam Corley '15, Devin Ford '15, Grant Haggard '15, Chris Heigle '15, and Ben White '15 won 1st place in the marathon’s high school division.