By: Micah Morris
The Broadway High School Athletics Hall of Fame welcomed six new individuals into the fraternity with it’s Class of 2023. The BHS Hall of Fame has welcomed 68 members since the inaugural class, in 2012.
The BHS Hall of Fame Class of 2023 includes:
Jesse Fulk (BHS Class of 1961)
Jesse Fulk was a multi-sport athlete, lettering in Basketball, Football and Track, scoring a BHS School record 112 ¾ individual points in track, including scoring in Shot Put, Discus 880 meter Relay, High Hurdles and Broad Jump. Fulk capped it off as a member of the 1961 District Champion Basketball Team.
Heather Cantrell (BHS Class of 2013)
Heather Cantrell was the true face of Girls athletics over her time at BHS. Cantrell, excelled in each sport she played, setting school records in each. On the diamond, Cantrell was named to the All-District 1st Team all Four Years, she was a Two-Time 1st Team All-Region Player, and was named 1st Team All State as a Junior and 2nd Team All-State as a Senior. Cantrell played in 106 career games for the Gobblers, batting .435 with 23 triples and 93 RBIs. Cantrell’s 345 at-bats still stands as the most in school history. On the Hardwood, Cantrell scored 1,130 career points and grabbed 604 rebounds. She was named to the All District 1st Team three times and twice was selected to the All-Region 1st Team. Cantrell holds the School Record with a 48.9 FG%. Heather also excelled at Volleyball, where she currently holds the BHS School Record for most Match Spikes with 53.
Chris Knight (Class of 2011)
Chris Knight enters the Hall of Fame as one of the most decorated BHS Basketball Players of all time. Knight ended his career with 1,258 Career Points, second in BHS histroy. Knight also holds the record for Season three points, which was set in 2010-2011 when he drilled 64 threes. Knight also holds the BHS record for Steals in a Season, and when his playing career ended, he held the record for Steals in a Career. Knight ranks 10th all-time in Season assists with 90 and 3rd all time in scoring in a single season. Knight was named to the All-District First Team three times and was the District Player of the Year in his senior season. Knight alo earned 2nd Team All Region Honors and was twice named to the 2nd Team All-State.
Joe Jones goes down in history as the first full time Athletic Director at Broadway High School. Jones served as AD from 1970-1978, taking the role full-time in 1975. Jones also served as the Heat Coach of Boys Basketball, Girls Basketball, Golf and Baseball. Coach Jones won over 150 games as the Varsity Head Basketball Coach.
Steve May (Class of 1962)
Steve May earned eight Varsity letters in Football and Track and Field. May led the Football Team in rushing yards in 1959 and 1960. In 1961, May was named the Co-Captain of the football team, and scored 24 points in a single football game, a BHS school record. May was a District Track Champion in 1960 and finished in 6th place in the State Track 180-Yard Low Hurdles. In 1961 May was again a District Track Champion and finished 4th place in the State Track 180-Yard Low Hurdles. In 1962, May was again a District Track Champion and finished as the State Runner-Up in the 180-Yard Low Hurdles.
Anna Smith (Class of 1998)
Anna Smith enters the Hall of Fame after a standout Softball Career at BHS. Smith was a three time 1st Team All-District Selection and a 2-Time 2nd Team All-Region Selection. Smith also earned 1st Team All-State Honors in her Senior Year. Smith is the current BHS Record Holder for Walks in a Season with 32.
These new members were honored at a ceremony in October, and now they, and their accomplishments will be forever enshrined in the Broadway High School Athletics Hall of Fame.
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