School History

Sports History


Willie

Willie the Wildcat in 1961

Before there were Bruins, students at College High were the Wildcats, named after the oil industry's wildcatters. They wore black and gold for the black gold coming out of the ground to build Bartlesville into what it is today. However, the original high school mascot was the Yellow Jacket until 1924-25. Incidentally, that was the same year Cecil "Lefty" Custer (as in Custer Stadium) became the junior high football coach. He would later help coach the high school football team for many years. Col-Hi's mascot, Willie the Wildcat, was a prominent part of school spirit. There is an online record of the BHS Football Coaches from 1914-2010 and a record of the BHS Football Games from 1914-2010 as well. You will find some more sports photographs on the history pages for the Douglass segregated school and Central.

College & Bartlesville High School had powerhouse swim teams for several decades with the boys and girls earning 34 state swimming championships since the first boys' title in 1948. Bartlesville had tremendous boys golf teams in the seventies, with the Wildcats earning five state championships and their rivals, the Sooner High School Spartans, winning two more. The boys Wildcat tennis team captured three state championships from 1979-1982. A boys' basketball game between Sooner and College High at the Adams Gym tied a national record of seven overtimes in 1979. In 1981 the Col-Hi Cheerleading squad was the first in Oklahoma to attend a national cheerleading competition in Florida. The Bru Crew "pep club" began in 1985.

High School Sports State Championships, 1957-2007

    Wildcat
    College High Wildcats
  • 1957: Golf - Boys Four Ball Grass Greens
  • 1962: Swimming - Boys
  • 1963: Golf - Boys Two Ball AA & Four Ball AA
  • 1963: Swimming - Boys
  • 1964: Swimming - Boys
  • 1965: Swimming - Boys
  • 1966: Swimming - Boys
  • 1966: Swimming - Girls
  • 1967: Basketball - Boys Class AAA
  • 1967: Swimming - Boys
  • 1967: Swimming - Girls
  • 1968: Swimming - Boys
  • 1968: Swimming - Girls
  • 1969: Swimming - Boys
  • 1969: Baseball - Spring Class AAA
  • 1970: Swimming - Boys
  • 1971: Swimming - Boys
  • 1972: Golf - Boys 4-Ball Class AAAA
  • 1974: Golf - Boys AAAA
  • 1976: Golf - Boys
  • 1977: Golf - Boys
  • 1978: Tennis - Boys Class AAA
  • 1979: Tennis - Boys Class AAA
  • 1979: Golf - Boys AAA
  • 1980: Baseball - Spring Class AAA
  • 1982: Tennis - Class AA
  • 1982: Swimming - Girls
  • 1983: Swimming - Girls
Spartan
    Sooner High School Spartans
  • 1971: Golf - Boys Four Ball Class AAAA
  • 1978: Golf - Boys Class AAA
  • 1980: Softball - Girls Fast Pitch Class AAA

Original Bruin

Bruins
    Bartlesville High School Bruins
  • 1982: Softball - Girls Fast Pitch Class AAA
  • 1983: Swimming - Girls
  • 1984: Golf - Boys AAAA
  • 1984: Softball - Girls Fast Pitch Class AAA
  • 1984: Swimming - Boys
  • 1984: Swimming - Girls
  • 1985: Baseball - Boys AAAAA
  • 1985: Swimming - Girls
  • 1986: Swimming - Boys
  • 1986: Swimming - Girls
  • 1987: Gymnastics - Girls
  • 1987: Swimming - Girls
  • 1988: Golf - Boys AAAAA
  • 1988: Gymnastics - Boys
  • 1988: Gymnastics - Girls
  • 1988: Swimming - Boys
  • 1988: Swimming - Girls
  • 1989: Basketball - Boys AAAAA
  • 1989: Gymnastics - Girls
  • 1989: Swimming - Boys
  • 1989: Swimming - Girls
  • 1990: Swimming - Boys
  • 1991: Basketball - Boys AAAAA
  • 1991: Cross-Country - Girls AAAAA
  • 1992: Basketball - Boys AAAAA
  • 1993: Cross-Country - Girls AAAAA
  • 1995: Swimming - Girls
  • 1996: Swimming - Girls
  • 1997: Swimming - Girls