John Paul Barta

Year Inducted: 2016

Sport: Football, Baseball

Year of Graduation: 2000

Bio: Barta, a 2000 grad, was a football and baseball player for the Hornets. He was also a four-year starter on the baseball team. As a senior he was named the district’s Most Valuable Player, was a first-team All-South Texas selection and earned an all-state nod. Barta went to Wharton Junior College out of high school and enlisted in the Army in 2004. Barta was killed in Iraq in 2006. Each year in June there is a high school home run derby held in his honor at Flour Bluff’s baseball field.

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