Po-Hi takes second place for most State Championships

Ponca City Now - April 15, 2014 6:46 am

Since 1907 the Ponca City Wildcats have won 54 State Championships.

Which is Second best in their division, falling short to Bartlesville who has 59.

Bob Banta, Ponca City High School sports enthusiast said Po-Hi has more championships than it’s biggest rivals.

“I’ll give you exactly our biggest rivals, which are Enid and Stillwater," Banta said. "Enid has 23, Stillwater has 19.”

Banta got these numbers from the Oklahoma Secondary School Activities Association website.

These number include all men and women sports.

Po-Hi’s first state championship was boys golf in 1931.

The sport they won the most championships in was mens volleyball, which doesn’t even exist anymore.

They won 11 championships during the 14 year period Po-Hi had the sport.

Banta said this research was to emphasize the hard work these athletes put in.

" I am an old man, I know back when I was in school athletics was a big deal, Banta said. " I mean everybody went to the games, everybody supported the teams. I am sure a lot of it is because there is much more to do now, than there was back then. But if you stop and think about it, you can either watch the Kardashians on TV. and reality TV. or you can spend $5 and go support our local kids, that are out there busting there tails every Friday night or Tuesday night or Thursday night."

Some of the upcoming games nearby are Boys Golf at Wentz Golf Course in Ponca City on Thursday, Baseball in Blackwell on Thursday and Soccer in Enid on Friday.

Ponca City Now’s Calendar of Events has all the latest Po-Hi sports games.

 

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