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George Stevenson

Inducted 2000

Career
Highlights

  • Bay City Central High School 1951-1955
    9 Varsity Letters
  • All-City, All-Valley, State Honorable Mention
  • Valley Football Scoring Leader
  • CMU Track Relays Champion
  • BCC Football Half-back 1953-55
    BCC Athlete of the Year -- 1955
  • Michigan State University Football Scholarship

Dale Asel

Inducted 2012

Career
Highlights

  • A.P & Detroit All-State Football 1953
  • Led Bay City Central to Class 'A' Valley Title in 1952
  • Thom McAnn Trophy Winner
  • All City, All Valley, All State & All-American Football 1953
  • Famous Statewide For Blocking Punts & Recovering Fumbles
  • Blocked One Punt & Three Extra Points in One Game Against Flint Northern -- 1953

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Beth Pawlak

Inducted 2005

Career
Highlights

  • BC Central High School - Volleyball, Basketball & Softball
  • Captain & Catcher BCC Softball Team
  • Division 1 Softball Player at CMU
  • Projected All American Catcher at CMU
  • Named All District, All Region & All State
  • Died at the age of 20

Kimberly M. "Kim" Klein

Inducted 1998

Career
Highlights

  • Bay City All Saints - 1981
  • 8-Time Mi State Speed Skating Champ
  • 1975 National Speed Skating Champion

Harold Rupp

Inducted 2009

Career
Highlights

  • Boys & Girls Club, United Way, Civic Arena, Elks Club
  • Hall of Fame, Women's Center, Lions Club
  • Chamber of Commerce, Bay Medical Foundation, Mich Petroleum
  • Major Philanthropic Spirit in Bay County
  • Player & President - Bay County Baseball Federation
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Maxine Barker

Inducted 2006

Career
Highlights

  • 1st Bay City Woman to Bowl 300 Game
  • Played Semi-pro Fast Pitch Softball
  • 9 City Championship Bowling Teams. 1941-83
  • Bay City Women's Bowling
  • First Team All Star Squad 1963-64 & 1964-65
  • Top Performer - Golf, Tennis, Basketball, & Volleyball

Les Staudacher

Inducted 1995

Career
Highlights

  • Designer, Builder of 56 Unlimited Hydroplanes
  • Designer, Builder, Driver of America's First Jet Powered Boat
  • Builder of World's Fastest Propeller Driven Boat
  • Member Hydroplane Hall of Fame

Hilda Mueller-Wuepper

Inducted 2014

Career
Highlights

  • 1929 Became Michigan Speed Boat Champ
  • 1930 Set National & International Speed Boat Records
  • 1930 National Speed Boat Champion
  • 1931 Set Six (6) World Hydroplane Speed Records
  • Born and Raised in Bay City, Michigan
  • 1st Woman to Fly Solo in an Airplane -- James Clements Airport

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Al Kayner

Inducted 2003

Career
Highlights

  • 1957 - BCJC - Cross Country Team Captain
  • 1958 - BCJC Track Team Captain and All Conference
  • CMU Cross Country and Track - 1959-1961
  • Founding Father of Bay Area Runners' Club (BARC)
  • Founder - St. Pat's Road Race

Edward C. Heinz

Inducted 1998

Career
Highlights

  • Bay City Central
  • 1935 - 1st Bay City Boxer to Claim State Golden Goves Championship
  • 1935 - Won NE Michigan Novice Middleweight Championship
  • 1936 - Open NE MIchigan Boxing Champion
  • 1936 - State of Michigan - Open Middleweight Champion
  • One of Bay City's Most Popular Athletes of the 1930s

Hazen "Ki-Ki" Cuyler

Inducted 1992

Career Highlights

  • Major League Baseball
  • World Series Champion
  • Major League Baseball Hall of Fame Inductee

Roger Pfundt

Inducted 2015

Career
Highlights

  • Garber Varsity Baseball Coach 1973-1998
  • Varsity Record, 494-242 - Record Unbroken for 19 Years
  • Conference Championships 1978-1979-1980-1981-1982-1983-1985-1986-1987-1988-1990-1991 and 1995
  • District Championships 1993 and 1994
  • Regional Championship 1993
  • Class B Coach of the Year 1993
  • Regional Coach of the Year 1993
  • District Coach of the Year 1985-1987 & 1993
  • Michigan High School Athletic Association Sportsmanship Award 1993 and 1994
  • Garber Baseball Teams Finished in the Top 10, Six Times
  • Inducted into the Michigan High School Baseball Coaches Hall of Fame 1992
  • Coached MHSBCA All Star Game 1991
  • Coached Many All State, Division 1, Division II Players and One Professional Player
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Michael "Mike" Gaken

Inducted 2012

Career
Highlights

  • Member CMU Top Ten National Wrestling Teams -- 1972-73
  • 28 Year Wrestling Coach - Pinconning
  • Coached 478 Team Match Wins
  • Coached 11 Conference Titles, 7 District Titles
  • Winningest Wrestling Coach in Bay County History
  • Top 10 Winningest Coaches in Michigan Wrestling History

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Wayne "Speed" Wilson

Inducted 2004

Career
Highlights

  • Bay City Central High School - 1950-1953
  • BCCentral Football - Co-Captain & 1952 Baseball Valley Champions
  • Central Michigan University - 1953-1957 -
  • CMU All-Conference Football (End) & Baseball (Catcher)Minor League Baseball Minnesota Twins - 1957
  • Minor League Baseball Minnesota Twins - 1957
  • Bay County Parks & Recreation Director 1992-94

Mary Kay Bolduc-Krause

Inducted 2003

Career
Highlights

  • State Champion Swimmer - Bangor John Glenn
  • 200 and 500 Freestyle Champion - Jr & Sr Year
  • Collegiate Swim Champion - Old Dominion University
  • Most Decorated Swimmer in Old Dominion History
  • 4-Time MVP Swimmer at ODU

J. William "Bill" Schmidt

Inducted 2002

Career
Highlights

  • BC Handy Football, Baseball, Wrestling Letter Winner 1968-72
  • All State Football Senior Year - 6.9 Yards/Carry Average
  • Held Central Michigan Record for Tackles (128) Senior Year
  • Team Member - CMU National Champion Football
  • Team Member of CMU's First MAC Team (8-1-2 Record)
  • Local Baseball Coach - Kawkawlin Youth, PONY and Colt Leagues

Morley Fraser

Inducted 2013

Career
Highlights

  • Football Coach Bay City Central Since 1986
  • Saginaw Valley Championships 1996 & 2007
  • Class AA State Runner-up 1994 With 11-2 Record
  • Michigan Coach of the Year 1996
  • Inducted Michigan Coaches Hall of Fame 2012
  • 146-114 Record at Bay City Central

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Kelly DeLong-Henry

Inducted 2003

Career
Highlights

  • Bay City Western - All Saginaw Valley Basketball - 1991-94
  • 1st Team High School All State Basketball - 1992-94
  • Scored Over 2,000 Points in High School Career
  • Lead The Nation in 3-Point Shooting at Western Michigan - 1995-96

Rick Czap

Inducted 2002

Career
Highlights

  • State Champ - Heavyweight Wrestling
  • All-State Tackle in Football
  • 3 Year Defensive Starter - Nebraska Football
  • All Big 8 Defensive Tackle
  • Associated Press Lineman of the Week
  • Shot Put State Finalist

Murray Sutherland

Career
Highlights

  • 1981 – U.S.B.A Light-Heavy Boxing Champion
  • 1982 -- Moved to Bay City, started a family and set up training camp to advance boxing career
  • 1984 – I.B.F.  World Super Middleweight Champion and U.S.B.A Super Middleweight Champion
  • 2014 – Honored at the I.B.F/U.S.B.A. Convention in Atlantic City for being the Inaugural  I.B.F. Super Middleweight Champion
  • Career Record – 49-13-1 (40) KO’s
  • Greatest Accomplishment – “My Family”
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Michelle Voisin-Ivey

Inducted 2011

Career
Highlights

  • All Saints Basketball & Softball - 3 Year Basketball Scoring, Record 890 pts. (1980-1984)
  • Eckerd College - Basketball 4 Yr. Starter. Team Captain 3 Yrs.
  • School Scoring, Record 1259 Pts.
  • G.T.E. All-American 1988
  • Inducted into Eckerd College Athletic Hall of Fame (First Woman Inducted)
  • Named Alabama High School Boy's Basketball Coach of the Year, 3 years in a row
  • Director of Athletics Marion Military Institute; NJCAA Region XXII Assistant Region Director

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Tom Pacynski

Inducted 1999

Career
Highlights

  • Bay City St. Mary's 1960-64
  • Basketball All State, All American, All Conference (1962-64)
  • Boston College Basketball 1966-69 (3 Varsity Letters)
  • 2 NCAA Basketball Tournaments, 1 NIT Tourney
  • John Glenn High School Coach (12 Yrs Varsity Basketball) (22 Yrs Varsity Football)




Matt Mieske

Inducted 2002

Career
Highlights

  • Milwaukee Brewers, Chicago Cubs & Houston Astros ML Baseball (1993-2000)
  • All Valley Baseball and Football at BC Western
  • Western Michigan - 3 Year Baseball All-American
  • Holds 8 WMU Baseball Records
  • 2 Year Member of Team USA Olympic Squad

Clint Beane

Inducted 2004

Career
Highlights

  • 1980 Bay City Softball Player of the Year
  • 1985 ASA Fastpitch Softball All American
  • 2003 MASA Hall of Fame Inductee - Fastpitch
  • ASA State Champion Fastpitch Softball 1972, 1979, 1980,1981, 1983, 1994
  • Coach/Manager Midland Explorers 1999 to Present

Greg Glowicki

Inducted 1996

Career
Highlights

  • John Glenn High School - 10 Varsity Letters
  • Western High School Track Coach - 13 City Titles
  • Western High School Track Coach - 8 County Titles
  • 4-Time SVL Coach of the Year
  • Albion College Football & Track

Central High School '67 Class A Football State Champs

Inducted 2007

Kevin Nixon

Inducted 1999

Career
Highlights

  • 1972 All State Dream Team (Football) - Bay City Central
  • Saginaw Valley Most Valuable Player 1972 -- Coach's Choice
  • Albion College Grad -- 1976 -- 1st Team All MIAA
  • Albion College Hall of Fame Inductee
  • Captain 1972 BCC Undefeated Championship Football Team
  • Class A Golden Helmet Award 1972



Jim Doyle

Inducted 2004

Career
Highlights

  • St. Mary's High School - 1957-1961
  • Football, Track, Basketball - 4 Years - All-State Basketball
  • Olivet College - 1961-1965 - Track, Cross Country - 4 Years - MVP - 1962
  • John Glenn High School - 1966-1995 - Teacher, Athletic Director, Coach
  • Michigan High School Regional Athletic Director of the Year - 1995
  • John Glenn - Bay County Girls Track Champs - 11 Years

Mark Talaga

Inducted 2007

Career
Highlights

  • 1974 State Champs, All Saints Basketball
  • 1st Team All State Basketball
  • City Scoring Champ, Basketball 1974 - (20.5 ppg)
  • Honorable Mention All American
  • All Saints Leading Scorer All-time
  • McLennan Community College - Starting Point Guard

Howard Elzinga

Inducted 2009

Career
Highlights

  • Earned 13 Varsity Letters at CMU. Graduated 1940
  • Set CMU Single game & Career Basketball Scoring Records
  • Led CMU in Basketball scoring 3 Years
  • CMU Pole Vault Record Holder. Olympic Trials in Pole Vault
  • Inducted into CMU Sports Hall of Fame - Class of 1987
  • Teacher, Coach, Athletic Director & Counselor at Handy High School
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John Engel

Inducted 2002

Career
Highlights

  • All Valley and All State Football 1969-70
  • BCC Wrestling Co-Captain 1970
  • Cheboygan Football Coach 1974-80
  • Football Coach Bay City Western - Vally Champ 1985
  • Football Coach - Saginaw High - State Champ in 1999
  • BCC Co-Athlete of the Year - 1969-70

Dan Dorion

Inducted 2015

Career
Highlights

  • SVSU Men's Bowling Coach for 22 Years
  • Took Team to 18 National Tournaments
  • 12 Top 3 Finishes
  • 4 National Championships - 1991-1992-2006-2007
  • Coached 24 All Americans, 7 PBA Bowlers and 3 National MVP Bowlers
  • Inducted in the Michigan State Bowling HOF in 2013
  • Inducted into SVSU Sports HOF September 2015
  • 1990 MSBA HOF and Man of the Year
  • Bay City Bowling HOF in 1991
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Stan Izykowski

Inducted 2001

Career
Highlights

  • Bay City All Saints Football1969-73
  • 1973 -- First Team All-State
  • 1973 -- All Saints Most Valuable Player
  • 1973 - Bay City Times' Player of the Year
  • Alma College - All Conference 1975, 76, 77
  • Alma Football Most Valuable Player 1976 & 1977

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Bay City All Saints 1978 Baseball Team

Inducted 2006

Jack Pembroke

Inducted 1999

Career
Highlights

  • Handy High School 1949 Grad -- 14 Varsity Letters (Basketball, Football, Baseball, Track & Swimming)
  • Quarterback for BC Handy in 26-0 Win over Bay City Central (1948)
  • Catcher/Pitcher Kiwanis Club Baseball 1947
  • Pole Vaulter, Track Relay Runner & Swim Team Diver




Bill Mueller

Inducted 1999

Career
Highlights

  • 1937 Valley Champion Baseball Team. Pitched Three No-Hitters - Two in Succession
  • Detroit Tigers - 1939 - 1940
  • Jonesboro, Arkansas - 1941 - 1942 Lead Batting Average: 410
  • Chicago White Sox - 1942 - 1943
  • World War II All-Major League Team 'Navy Wings'
  • Chicago White Sox 1945 - 1946


Kris Tipmore Popp

Inducted 2001

Career
Highlights

  • CMU Graduate - 1990
  • Softball, BCC Catcher, 1st Team All State 1984
  • 1st Team All-MAC, Softball, CMU Senior Yr
  • Inducted CMU Athletics HOF 5/12/2000
  • 1990 - Softball - 2nd Team NCAA Div II All American
  • Teacher/Coach Bay City Central

Ed Harvey

Inducted 1998

Career
Highlights

  • Graduated TC St. Francis HS - CMU - University of Michigan
  • Football Coach - Essexville Garber - 32 Seasons
  • 25 Year Head Coach Football Record 142-84-2
  • 11 Conference Championships - 4 Playoff Appearences
  • 2 Undefeated Seasons
  • 1990 Michigan Football Coaches Hall of Fame Inductee

Gary Stefaniak

Careeer
Highlights

  • Member of Bay County Pony League since 1974. Have held offices of Secretary, President, and Treasurer.
  • Pony Baseball/Softball Field Director, Region Director, Division Director, and Member of International Board of Directors.
  • Joe E. Brown Fellowship Award from Pony Baseball (1991), North Zone Director of the Year (1998), and member of Pony
  • Baseball Wall of Fame (2008).
  • Essexville Garber Football Coach (1978 – 2013).  Held many positions including Head Coach.
  • Essexville Garber Junior Varsity Baseball Coach since 1978. 
  • Awarded Assistant Coach of the Year by the Michigan High School Baseball Coaches Association in 1991.
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Steven G. Goss

Inducted 1997

Career
Highlights

  • Bay City Western High School - 1978 Michigan State Finals - 3rd Place
  • 1979-1983 Central Michigan University NCAA All-American, Most Valuable Wrestler, 108 Career Wins
  • USA Wrestling -- 11-Plus State Championships
  • USA Wrestling -- 12 Year All-American
  • 1983 USA National Champion
  • 1985 Olympic Festival Gold Medal Winner

Bruce Patterson

Inducted 2000

Career
Highlights

  • 4-Year Varsity Golf - BCC
  • State Golf Champion 1974
  • BCC Golf Team Captain -- 1974
  • U of M Varsity Golf 1974-1979 (Captain 1979)
  • Playboy All-Mid America Golf Team - 1978
  • Illinois PGA Golf Pro of the Year 1993 & 1996

John Pike

Inducted 2009

Career
Highlights

  • All Saints 1973 - 1st Team All State Basketball, Detroit News, Detroit Free Press, U.P.I. & A.P.
  • Two Year Starter & Team Captain - Delta College
  • Two Year Letterman - Hillsdale College
  • Basketball Coaching: Bad Axe HS, Houston Baptist Univ., Jersey Shore Bucs, US Military Academy
  • 25 Consecutive Winning Seasons for Track at USMAPS
  • Author of many articles in Basketball Professional Publications
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DeWyse and Sons 1989 Women's Fastpitch Softball Team

Inducted 2001

Andrew W. "Andy" Karpus

Inducted 1998

Career
Highlights

  • Bay City Central Football 1930-31 /Back-to-Back Undefeated Seasons
  • U of Detroit Football 1933-34 (Gus Dorais)
  • Played 74 Games in 10 Yr Pro Football Career (12 Teams)
  • Star Player for Undefeated LA Bulldogs - Champion 1937
  • Passed for 5 TDs for Providence Steamrollers - Last Game
  • Star Softball Player for Joe Lewis Team )Brown Bombers)

John J. Tews

Inducted 1991

Career Highlights

  • Golf
  • U of M Big 10 Champion
  • State Champion

Jack Beattie

Inducted 2008

Career
Highlights

  • BC Central HS Varsity Swimmer 1948-52
  • State HS Champion, 200 Yard Freestyle, State HS Championship, 200 Yard Freestyle
  • Two Event All-American - Junior Yr., Three Event All-American - Senior Yr.
  • Michigan State University Varsity,1952-56 - NCAA All-American
  • Recipient of Heusner Award Varsity 2006 by Michigan State
  • USMS National Champion, 86-times
  • Held Consecutive FINA World Records for 16 Yrs.

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Al Doty

Inducted 2004

Career
Highlights

  • Mt Morris High School - All-State Football - 1963
  • University of Michigan Football - 1964-67
  • Football Coach Freeland High School - Playoffs 4 Times
  • Football Coach - Pinconning - Three-Time Regional Coach of the Year
  • Track Coach - Mt. Morris High School - Two-Time SVL Coach of the Year

Bay City Handy 1987 Baseball State Champions

Inducted 2003

Charles "Chuck" Harrison

Inducted 1997

Career
Highlights

  • Outstanding Baseball Player - Pitcher and Centerfielder Noted for Long Ball Hitting
  • Tried Out With the Detroit Tigers
  • Played Triple-A Baseball
  • Played City Federation Baseball with Gulf Oil, Bay City Police Dept. & West Side Wenonas

Richard Mrozinski

Inducted 2006

Career
Highlights

  • Bay City American Legion & Bay County Federation Baseball Star
  • State Champion Pole Vaulter, MVP All Valley Halfback
  • City Scoring Leader B. C. Central 1952-56
  • Central Michigan University (1957-61) Football, Baseball
  • 3 Varsity Letters, Captain
  • Held stolen base record
  • Coach for Special Olympics, Area Director
  • Director Boys Club, Head Start Program, School Principal 25 yrs.

Jan Gougeon

Inducted 1996

Career
Highlights

  • 1st Place 11 Times Port Huron-to-Mackinaw
  • 1st Place 1987 Port Huron-to-Chicago
  • 1st Place 1985 Monaco-to-New York
  • 7-Time North American DN Ice Boat Champion
  • 4-Time World DN Ice Boat Champion
  • Won Great Cup of Siberia Race - Russia - 1989

Karen Karner-Michalak

Inducted 1993

Career
Highlights

  • Bay City T.L. Handy High School - MVP Softball 1972-1974; MVP Basketball 1971-1974
  • Central Michigan University - Sports Hall of Fame Inductee 1992
  • United States Olympic Team - Field Hockey 1978

Harry Halub

Inducted 2003

Career
Highlights

  • 5-Time City Golf Champ ('48, '49, '54, '55 and '57)
  • Bay City Central Golf Captain - 3 Years
  • Teamed With John Tews in 1948 to Defeat Hand/MacKenzie for City Golf Title
  • Initiated Golf Lesson Program - Essexville Schools

Mike Wisniewski

Inducted 2014

Career
Highlights

  • 40 Years Competing in the Sport of Paddleball
  • 24 National Championship Titles (1989-2013)
  • Played in 16 Nation Open Singles Championships
  • Won 9, Lost 7 Career National Open Singles
  • #1 on List of Career National Open Singles Titles
  • 2013 NPA Hall of Fame Inductee

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Dean Lockwood

Inducted 2010

Career
Highlights

  • All Saints High School Basketball 4 Years.
  • Varsity Spring Arbor College, Lettered for 4 Seasons, 3 Year Starter at Point Guard
  • Coaching Career: CMU, Army, Tenn Men, Northwood, SVSU
  • 1996-97 GLIAC Men's Basketball Coach-of-the-Year
  • University of Tenn. Assistant Womens Coach With Back-to-Back
  • National Championship Teams '07 '08
  • Coached 6 NBA & 10 WNBA Draft Choices in 26 Years of College Coaching

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St. Joseph 1967 Football Team

Inducted 2001

Robert "Bobby" Heinz

Inducted 2001

Career
Highlights

  • 1946-47 -- 6 Letter Winner at Bay City Central
  • 5 Year Standout Halfback with Bay City All Stars
  • Basketball - All State & All Valley Honors
  • 3 Sport Coach at Bay City St Mary's - District Titles
  • 20 Year Coaching Career - St Stans, St James, St Joes
  • St Stans AC Basketball Standout - Guard

Jim Nesbitt

Inducted 1996

Career
Highlights

  • Central Michigan University Track Records - NAIA Indoor Champion - 3-Time League Champion
  • John Glenn Track Coach 1969-1984 - White Pine Conference Champs & Bay County Boys Track Titles
  • 16 All-Americans - Men
  • 13 All-Americans - Women
  • SVSU Track Coach 1985 - Present

Mark Jaffe

Inducted 1992

Career Highlights

  • Tennis - 3-year Letterman
  • NCAA Tennis Champion - University of Michigan
  • NEM Singles Champion 19 Consecutive Years

Tim McDonald

Inducted 2013

Career
Highlights

  • Baseball Coach at Bay City Western Since 1993
  • State Champion Baseball 2013
  • Over 500 Wins as Baseball Head Coach
  • Teams Have Won 4 Saginaw Valley Titles
  • All-American Pitcher at CMU, 36 Wins, No-Hitter
  • Inducted CMU Hall of Fame 2000

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Joe Todey

Inducted 2005

Career
Highlights

  • Full time Athletic Director for Essexville/Hampton Schools
  • 1986 Regional Athletic Director of the Year
  • 1993 State Athletic Director Award of Merit
  • 1996 State Athletic Director of year, National H S Coaches Assoc. Athletic Director of Year
  • 1996 MHSSA Allen W. Bush Award
  • Received the coveted MHSAA Charles E. Forsythe Award in 1998

Lynn Conway

Inducted 2010

Career
Highlights

  • Delta College - Coached Basketball, Tennis & Golf
  • Athletic Director 33 Years
  • 1972 MCCAA Service Award
  • 1991 MCCAA Coach of the Year
  • 1999 MCCAA Distinguished Service Award
  • First President of MCCAA

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Don Pabalis

Inducted 2005

Career
Highlights

  • Bay City St. Marys - Football, Basketball
  • Member of the Bay City Times 1944 All City Parochial Basketball Team
  • Received a berth for 3 consecutive years BCT Team
  • Member of City League Champions Monitor Coal.
  • Signed by Tigers in 1944
  • Canadian - American Champion Team 1948

2000 All Saints Baseball


Inducted 2016

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Kimberly Biskup

Inducted 2011

Career
Highlights

  • Bay City All Saints - 1996 Michigan's Miss Softball
  • GVSU Single Season Records for HR (21), RBI (78) and Walks (40)
  • GVSU Career Records for HR (46), RBI (238), Walks (110) and Total Bases (445)
  • GLIAC Player of the Year 2000, 2nd Team All American - 1999, All Conference & All Region 1999 & 2000
  • 1st Team All American - 2000, GLIAC All-Academic Team 2000
  • GVSU 1999 & 2000 Co-Female Scholar - Athlete of the Year

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Art Trombley

Inducted 2005

Career
Highlights

  • Won 12 Varsity Letters at Visitation High School
  • Hearst State All Star Baseball Tournament at Tiger Stadium in 1955
  • Quarterbacked the U of D football team 3 years
  • Catcher for U of D Baseball Team for 2 Years
  • Leading hitter in 1959 U of D
  • Played in the NCAA Baseball Tournament in 1959

Gary Frieders

Inducted 1998

Career
Highlights

  • Bay City Central 1960-64 / Football, Wrestling, Tennis
  • Earned Full Football Scholarship to U of Missouri
  • Missouri - 1964-68 / Football & Wrestling
  • 1966 Sugar Bowl Starter - Offensive Guard
  • 1966 Sugar Bowl - Bell Trophy Winner
  • 15 Yr Wrestling Coach - BCC - 3 Conference Championships

Stefanie Doty-Wilson

Inducted 2014

Career
Highlights

  • Track Phenom at Western 1991-93
  • Saginaw Valley Hurdle Record -- 100m & 300m
  • State Indoor Hurdle Champ 1993
  • All-State & Midwest Champion in 1993
  • Set Pentathalon, Heptathlon & Mile Relay Records at WMU
  • Set Heptathalon Records at WMU

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Dan "Skrippy" Skrzypczak

Inducted 2003

Career
Highlights

  • Michigan Open Singles Handball Champ - 1955
  • 7-Time YMCA Handball Champion Between 1950-1960
  • High School Basketball Referee - 40 Years
  • Halfback - Football - Bay City All Stars (Semi-Pro Football)

Clarence Whipp

Inducted 2001

Career
Highlights

  • Handy Coach - Basketball, Football, Golf & Wrestling
  • Western High - Basketball, Football, Golf & Wrestling
  • University of Maryland - All American Football & Lacross
  • Boxing Champ - Southern Conference -- 1947
  • State of Michigan Golf & Wrestling Official
  • Passed Away in 2000

William Seidenstucker

Inducted 2006

Career
Highlights

  • Co-founder Bay City Little League (1951-52)
  • Co-founder Bay City Pony League
  • Coached American Legion Baseball (1936-61)
  • Coached Bay County's only American Legion
  • State Baseball Champion (Kiwanis -1960)
  • Sports Broadcaster, WBCM Radio 25 years
  • President Bay County Softball Association 15 yrs.
  • State Softball Commissioner 12 years

Patrick O'Shea

Inducted 2009

Career
Highlights

  • Bay City Handy Football, Wrestling 1971-1975
  • Two Time Class A Golden Helmet Player of The Year 1973-1974
  • Two Time All Valley Fullback 1973-1974
  • All State Fullback-Linebacker 1974
  • Central Michigan University Football 1975
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JoAnne Weaver

Inducted 2009

Career
Highlights

  • The driving force with husband, Bud, behind the very successful Bay City SW Little League
  • Over 42 Years SW Little League Volunteer as President, Player Agent & Board Member
  • Assistant Little League District 14 Administrator for 27 Years
  • T.L. Handy High School Pride Association Treasurer from inception until 1990
  • Recipient of 2009 Distinguished Alumni Award
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Rose Trahan-Cipriano

Inducted 2010

Career
Highlights

  • Excelled in Swimming at Bay City Central and CMU
  • 50 & 100 Freestyle 1982 Qualified for D-1 Nationals in 50 & 100 Free
  • Holds 13 CMU Swim Records
  • Coached Boys Swimming at Garber & Handy
  • Inducted into the CMU Athletic Hall of Fame
  • Personal Trainer at Harrington Hill YMCA

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Ray Dombrowski

Inducted 2010

Career
Highlights

  • Football Running Back *Petoskey HS *CMU *
  • Coaching Record *BC St. James HS *BC All Saints
  • *Undefeated (9-0) in 1972 *Overall Record 93-45-6
  • Win Total (93) Second only to Elmer Engel when he retired in 1977

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Tom Cramer

Inducted 2004

Career
Highlights

  • Garber High School Swimming Team
  • 1965 & 1967 State Champion High School All-American Team
  • 1968-71 Michigan State University Swimming Team
  • MSU 1968 Freshman Big Ten Champion - Top Academic Freshman
  • 1960 & 1961 State Champ - Bay City YMCA Swimming Team

Terry McDermott

Inducted 1991

Career Highlights

  • USA Olympic Speed Skater
  • Gold Medal - 1964
  • Silver Medal - 1968

Katherine Blumenstein

Inducted 2004

Career
Highlights

  • Bay City Central High School - 1985-1989
  • Volleyball - 4 Years Varsity Team
  • 1989 Senior Woman Athlete of the Year Award
  • Western Michigan University - 1989-1993
  • Attended 1989 NCAA Volleyball Tournament
  • Attended 1991 Olympic Sports Festival

Pinconning High School 1989 Girls' Softball

Inducted 2000

Tom Merkle

Inducted 2012

Career
Highlights

  • Three Sport Letterman at Bay City Handy
  • Drafted by Detroit Tigers 2002
  • Played in Detroit Tiger Organization -- Bristol & Lakeland
  • Developed Baseball Program at Saginaw Valley State University (SVSU)
  • Coached Baseball at Bay City Handy, & Bay City Central
  • Co-Founder Peak Performance Baseball

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Tom Sullivan

Inducted 2015

Career
Highlights

  • 48th Year of Coaching in Bay City (St. Stan's, All Saints, BC Central and BC Handy High Schools) Still Active
  • Honored in 2014 as Assistant Coach of the Year by the Michigan High School Football Coaches Association
  • Honored in 1999 by the Basketball Coaches Association of Michigan for 300 Victories
  • Coached 11 Current Hall of Fame Members
  • Awarded 10 Varsity Letters at Bay City St. Mary's High School - First Team All-Conference Football 1962
  • Son of Hall of Fame Coach Jack Sullivan
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Art Bakeraitis

Inducted 1991

Career Highlights

  • Bay City Central High School - Football, Basketball, Baseball
  • Professional Basketball Player - Detroit Vagabond Kings

Ed Langenburg

Inducted 2000

Career
Highlights

  • BC Handy All Conference Football 1958-59
  • All-State Honorable Mention - Football - 1958-59
  • Central Michigan - All Conference Wrestling 1960
  • Wrestling Coach - Bay City Central
  • Wrestling Coach Bay City Handy
  • Michigan Wrestling Hall of Fame 1993


Walt Davis

Inducted 2010

Career
Highlights

  • Bay City St. Mary Football 1963-64-65
  • First Team All-State 3 years 1963-64-65
  • BC TIMES Gold Helmet Player of the Year 1965
  • Northwood University Two Time All American
  • Team Captain Jr. and Sr. Years at Northwood

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B.C. Americans Hockey Teams

Inducted 2008

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Bonnie Kanicki-Wilson

Inducted 2007

Career
Highlights

  • All Saints Softball MVP
  • Delta College Softball All Conference, All State
  • Ferris State University Softball MVP, All-Conference, All State
  • Women's State Fastpitch Class A Champions DeWyse Builders
  • Softball Coach, Coloma High School
  • Lieutenant, Michigan State Police Distinguished Service Award

David Rogers

Inducted 2011

Career
Highlights

  • President's Award

Gary Evans

Inducted 2000

Career
Highlights

  • NFL Football, NY Jets, Cleveland Browns
  • Grand Valley State Football
  • GLIAC Football Champion 1977
  • NAIA All-American First Team
  • All Great Lakes Conference 1977


Brenda Jezowski-Crump

Inducted 1997

Career
Highlights

  • BC Western - 1977-80 - Track - Set 1 Mile Run & 220 Yard School Record
  • 1980 - 1st Team All State Class 'A'
  • Michigan State Basketball - All Big 10
  • 1989-97 California Police Olympics
  • World Police & Fire Games 1600 Meter Relay Record
  • 1993 L.A.P.D. Open 'Athlete of the Year'

Tom Stasik

Career
Highlights

  • 1965 - St. Mary High School Father Cahill Scholar-Athlete Award
  • 1966-68 United States Navy Seabees - Two Vietnam Tours - Purple Heart Medal
  • State Championships Made Rite 72 and 79 AUL 77 83 and MVP ASA 1980
  • 1979 - ISC World Champion Saginaw Bolters - Designated Hitter
  • 1979 - Play or Coach in 5 ASA National and 7 ISC World Tournaments
  • 1984 - Mt. Morris High School Class B State Champions Class B Coach of the Year
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David Petrosky

Inducted 1997

Career
Highlights

  • Coached Handy High School Baseball Team to 1987 State Championship
  • Coached Handy High School Baseball Team to 8 Saginaw Valley League Championships
  • 1975 Class A Coach of the Year
  • 1988 - Michigan High School Baseball Coaches Hall of Fame Inductee
  • 1997 - Reached 500 Career Wins in Varsity Boys + Girls Basketball

Bay City Central 1972 Football Team

Inducted 2012

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Rod Adams

Inducted 2006

Career
Highlights

  • Master of Ceremonies Bay County Sports Hall of Fame 11 Years*
  • Master of the Sports-related Anecdote
  • Graduate Bay City Central
  • 2006 - Voted Earth's Most Passionate Golfer
  • Jester, Jokester, Quipster, Punster & Toastmaster Supreme

Art Nixon

Inducted 2008

Career
Highlights

  • Coached St. Joseph 5 years 1956 Team Won 9 Lost 0
  • BCC Line Coach 1957-1972 - State Champs 1965, 1967, 1969, 1972
  • Bay City Central Basketball Coach District Champs 1975
  • Bay City Schools Administration , District Athletic Director
  • Elementary Principal, Director of Adult Education
  • Past President of Bay County Sports Hall of Fame

Jarv Walz

Inducted 2003

Career
Highlights

  • 1951 - Bay City Central Football - All Valley
  • 4-Time Letter Winner Football - Central Michigan University 1952-55
  • Played QB and Wide Receiver - CMU Football
  • Led CMU To 30-6-1 Record and 4 IIAC Football Titles

Elmer Engel

Inducted 1991

Career Highlights

  • Bay City Central High School Football Coach 1950-972
  • Record: 165 wins; 34 losses; 8 ties

Jeff Szczepanski

Inducted 2012

Career
Highlights

  • 1975 -- Team Member Class 'C' All Saints State Champion Basketball
  • Named 'Top 100' By Parade Magazine 1976-77-78
  • Leading Scorer - Bay County -- Three Years
  • College Career -- West Virginia & Walsh College (Canton, Ohio)
  • Played Professional Basketball -- Dublin, Ireland
  • Scored 57 Points in Game Against Sts. Peter-Paul

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Charles E. Egeler

Inducted 2000

Career
Highlights

  • Free Style Swimmer BCC - 1947-48
  • Outstanding Swimmer Bay City JC - 1950-5
  • All-American JC Swim Team - 1951 (4 Events)
  • Varsity Swim Team Michigan State University
  • Warden at Jackson (MI) Prison
    ** Died in 1977



Elson Clay Hood

Inducted 1997

Career
Highlights

  • 1927-1932 - Head Coach, Bay City Eastern Jr. High School
  • Men's Athletic Director, Bay City Junior College
  • 1932-1941 - Central High School Assistant Coach: Football and Basketball
  • 1932-1941 - Central High School Head Coach: Swimming, Tennis, Golf
  • 1942-1967 -- First Full Time Bay City/County Recreation Director for Multiple Sports

Eddie Knoblauch

Inducted 2002

Career
Highlights

  • AAA Baseball Texas League - 15 Years
  • 10 Time Texas League All-Star
  • .385 Season High Batting Average
  • Never Hit Below .320

Stitch Wizner

Inducted 2004

Career
Highlights

  • Edenville High School - Graduated 1938 - Baseball, Basketball, Soccer
  • Softball Pitcher - 1941 - 2003 (601 Victories)
  • Pitched 4 No-Hitters - Softball 1941to1980
  • 1980 - Re-Hab Blooperball Tourney - Perfect Game - Named Tourney MVP
  • St. Maria Goretti/Bay View Bar - League Champs 1987, 88, 89

John Loop

Inducted 1998

Career
Highlights

  • Graduated BC Central 1968 - Football, Wrestling, Track
  • 1967-68 Class 'A' Football Champions 'Athlete of the Year'
  • CMU Graduate - Magna Cum Laude
  • 1972-1997 Teacher/Football Coach John Glenn HS (143-42)
  • AP Class 'A' Coach of the Year 1979 & 1986
  • 8 White Pine Titles, 6 Undefeated Seasons


Albert Baker

Inducted 1991

Career Highlights

  • Bay City Central High School - Football, Basketball, Baseball
  • Michigan State University Football
  • Football Coach Central State University
  • Inducted into Central State University Hall of Fame

Dave Techlin

Inducted 1999

Career
Highlights

  • BCC Football Letter Winner 1962-63 (All Conference 1963)
  • AP/UPI/Detroit News All State (Football)
  • Michigan State Football Letter Winner 1965-66
  • All Big 10 1965, Rose Bowl Starter 1966
  • John Glenn High School Coach, Football, Track, Cross-Country, Basketball





Bay City All Saints 1975 Basketball Team

Inducted 1996

John Smith

Inducted 1995

Career
Highlights

  • Bay City Central High School Track - State, Valley, Regional Champion - State Record Holder - Most Valuable Performer
  • Central Michigan University Track - Conference Champion 100 & 60 Yards Record Conference - Most Valluable Performer

Pickle Barrel 1971 State Fastpitch Champs

Inducted 2011

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Roger Phelps

Inducted 2007

Career
Highlights

  • Handy High School, Co-Captain, All City, All State Football - Honorable Mention All State Baseball
  • Played in Cincinnati Reds Farm Team
  • U.S. Air Force Baseball
  • Bay City Federation Baseball
  • Bay County Fastpitch Softball
  • Coached South West Little League, Pony League Baseball, Youth Hockey

Mike Villano

Inducted 2013

Career
Highlights

  • Bay City Handy High School Baseball
  • Saginaw Valley State University Baseball
  • Drafted by the SanFrancisco Giants 1994
  • Holds Home Run Career Record at SVSU -- 26 HR's
  • Posted 35-28 W/L Record as AAA Pitcher
  • Pitching Coach at CMU & Western Illinois

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Harold Holcomb

Inducted 2005

Career
Highlights

  • Selected Regional Coach of the Year 7 times
  • Selected State Coach of the Year twice
  • Garber won 7 regional championships under Harold
  • Selected for the MHSTeCa Hall of Fame in 1992
  • President of MHSTeCa in 1982

Tony Grant

Inducted 2015

Career
Highlights

  • Started all 23 games in 2000 and 2001 at Michigan State University
  • Named MSU Co-Special Teams Player of the Year 2001
  • Academic All-Big Ten in 2000 and 2001 and Academic All-American Nominee in 2001
  • Rated the #1 Long Snapper in College Football 2001; Signed by the Washington Redskins in the 2002 NFL Draft
  • Received 8 Varsity Letters at Western High School in Football, Wrestling & Baseball
  • Football 1996 Team Captain, 1st Team All-Saginaw Valley, Golden Helmet Recipient, Midland Area Dream Team, Detroit Free Press All State and Starter in the East/West All Star Game
  • Wrestling Four-Year Starter at Heavyweight, 1996 Team Captain, Two-Time All-State (4th Place in 1997), 133 All-Time Wins
  • 1996-1997 Western High School Scholar Athlete of the Year and Detroit Free Press Scholar Athlete
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Rick & Scott Rechsteiner

Inducted 2010

Career
Highlights

  • Bay City Western High School Wrestling Stars 1976-1980
  • U of Michigan Stars *Scott - All American 1986 *Rick- Fastest Pin (15 sec) in U of M history
  • WCW Heavyweight Tag Team Champs (6 times)
  • WWF Heavyweight Tag Team Champs
  • IWJP Tag Team Champs
  • World Heavyweight Champion WCW, WWF

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Jeanne Skyrme Taylor

Inducted 2000

Career
Highlights

  • Women's Fastpitch Softball in the 1960's & 70's
  • Class C Amelith Softball State Champion - Pitcher, Shortstop
  • Field Hockey - Valparaiso University
  • Bay County Women's Golf Champion
  • 1st Woman to Officiate State Championship Basketball Game
    ** Died in 1979

Dick Somalski

Inducted 1995

Career
Highlights

  • Co-Founder Bay County Speed Skating Club
  • Coached Bay City Skaters to State, National, North American & Olympic Championships
  • U.S. International Skating Association Board Member
  • Elected to American Skating Union Hall of Fame in 1992

Gerald Lynch

Inducted 1991

Career Highlights

  • Baseball "Lynch the Pinch"
  • National League Pinch-hit Home Run Record Holder

Tom Muir

Inducted 2013

Career
Highlights

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Roy Rob

Inducted 2012

Career
Highlights

  • 1932 -- Basketball -- St. Mary's
  • 1932 -- Football - Two-way Player St. Mary's
  • Amateur Baseball Player-Coach
  • 2nd Leading Scorer - City High School Basketball - 1932
  • Bay City Police Force -- 32 Years

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Felix Zook

Inducted 2008

Career
Highlights

  • Athlete Bay City Central 1929-1931
  • Premier Fastpitch Softball Pitcher for 20 Years
  • 12 No Hitters, 5 Perfect Games
  • 4 City Softball Champions 1937, 43, 46 & 51
  • YMCA State Basketball Championship 1939
  • 4 City Basketball Championships
  • Pitched for Numerous Teams in The Tri-Cities & Around the State

Dennis Wirgowski

Inducted 1992

Career Highlights

  • High School All-American - Football
  • Purdue University - Football
  • National Football League - Philadelphia Eagles

Namon Smith

Inducted 1994

Career
Highlights

  • Bay City Central High School 1954-1957 - Football, Track
  • All-State Football Bay City Central High School - 1956
  • State Track Champion 100-Yard Dash - Bay City Central High School 1956

George H. "Kid" Lavigne

Inducted 1998

Career
Highlights

  • Boxing Lightweight Champion of the World 1896-1899
  • Born in Bay City, Mi - December 6, 1869
  • Elected to Michigan Sports Hall of Fame
  • 'Pound for pound, one of the greatest fighters who ever lived'
  • Defeated Dick Burge (British) to win World LW Title
  • Defeated 'Giant Killer

Denny Hayes

Inducted 2005

Career
Highlights

  • Founder - Bay County Sports Hall of Fame
  • First President - Bay County Sports Hall of Fame 1990
  • Founder - Green Hut Charities
  • Public School Teacher - 10 Years
  • Sports Bar/Tavern Owner and REC Team Sponsor 28 yrs.
  • Past President Michigan Licensed Beverage Assoc.

Tom Huiskens

Inducted 2010

Career
Highlights

  • BBC All State, Parade All American Football
  • Outstanding Baseball Player BCC .400 Batting Average Senior Year
  • State of MI HS Athlete of the Year - 1967
  • Football Scholarship at Michigan - 1968-1971
  • Played on 1969 U of M Big Ten Championship Team

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1991 Bay City All Saints Softball State Champions

Inducted 2014

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Jim Deming

Career
Highlights

  • Thirty (30) years of coaching football and basketball in Bay County (St. James, St. Stanislaus, All Saints and John Glenn)
  • Assistant Coach with the Bay City All Saints 1974 and 1975 State Boys Basketball Championship Teams
  • Associate Head Coach with the Delta College 1989 NJCAA Men's National B-Ball Championship Team
  • Coached 11 current Bay County Sports Hall of Fame members
  • Nine (9) years as Athletic and Recreation Director of Bangor Township Schools
  • Served on the MHSAA Football, Swimming and Scholarship Committees
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Kevin Fegan

Inducted 2013

Career
Highlights

  • Three Sport Standout at Pinconning High School
  • All Conference in Football, Basketball & Baseball
  • Team MVP & Leading Scorer - All 3 Sports - Senior Year
  • Volleyball Coach at Midland Dow 125-11
  • Volleyball Coach at Northwood University 264-102
  • Current President - Northwood University Texas Campus

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Joe Garrett

Inducted 2005

Career
Highlights

  • Holder of indoor long jump & triple jump record at CMU
  • MAC indoor long jump champion
  • Coached women's track and gymnastics
  • Presents track & field clinics for youth
  • Competes in the Goodwill Games at the National Level
  • In 1995 ranked 12th in the U.S. in the long jump

Susan M. Blumenstein-Smigiel

Inducted 2006

Career
Highlights

  • Starred in Basketball, Volleyball & Track - BC Central (1983-87)
  • All Region & Senior Woman Athlete of the Year 1987
  • Volleyball starter 4 years Northwood University (1987-1992)
  • Conference District, Regional Champs all 4 years
  • Played 4 National Tournaments, Top Ten 3 times
  • High School Volleyball Coach

John P. (Jack) Sullivan

Inducted 2009

Career
Highlights

  • Varsity Football Starter as an 8th Grader - Bay City St. Mary's
  • Played in Football State Championship Game in 1926 - Bay City St. Mary's
  • Basketball Catholic League All Star - Bay City St. Mary's 1926 & 1927
  • Semi-Pro Baseball - 1930's
  • Coached Bay City St. Mary's Football State Finalists - 1931
  • Coached Bay City St. Mary's Baseball State Champions - 1932
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Jack Spencer

Inducted 2014

Career
Highlights

  • Lifetime All-Sport Umpire, Referee (50 Years)
  • Charter Member Bay Metro Officials
  • 1991 Refereed State Final Football at Silverdome
  • Athletic Administrator at Visitation High School
  • Athletic Director at West Catholic Central
  • Taught Officiating at Delta College

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Ruth Born

Inducted 2014

Career
Highlights

  • Original Member of South Bend Blue Sox 1943
  • Blue Sox Were Part of the All American Girls Pro Baseball League
  • Graduated BC Junior College
  • Ruth Has Her Own Baseball Card
  • Inducted MLB HOF at Cooperstown
  • Pitched for Valpo Queens & Men's Teams During WWII

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Alez Izykowski

Inducted 2014

Career
Highlights

  • 2001Jr. National Champion, 2-Time Junior World Team Member 2002-03
  • 2003 Junior World Champion200m Relay Silver Medalist, 8th Place Overall
  • U.S. Junior Record Holder for 3000m and 1500m in 2002 (Still Standing)
  • 2006 Olympic Team Trials: 2nd Place 1500m and 100m Time Trial, 3rd Place Overall
  • 2006 Olympic Games: Bronze Medalist 500m Relay, 1500m Semifinalist, 12th Place Overall
  • 6-Time Wold Cup Team Mem, 7-Time Olympic Training Ctr Resident & Nat Race Team Member 2002-2008

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Harold "Buck" Schumann

Inducted 2015

Career
Highlights

  • Legendary Lifetime Pinconning Sports Booster and Distinguished Community Volunteer
  • 50 Year+ Volunteer Member Pinconning Spartan Sideline High School Football "Chain Gang"
  • 2012 - Pinconning Chamber of Commerce Citizen of the Year
  • 2012 - Pinconning Spartan Booster Club President
  • Named Honorary Member of the High School Football Coaches Association
  • 1958 - Golden Gloves Boxer
  • 1956 - Member of NEMC Champion Pinconning Spartan High School Football Team

Frank McGrath

Inducted 1994

Career
Highlights

  • Bay City St. James - Football 1921-1924
  • Georgetown University Football All-American 1926
  • "Father" of Bay City Parochial High School Football

Dick Syring

Inducted 1994

Career
Highlights

  • SBay City Central High School 1954-1957 All-American - Football; All-State - Baseball
  • University of Michigan 1958-1961 - Football, Baseball
  • Head Coach, Assistant Coach - Football, Baseball - Saginaw Valley High Schools 1963-Present

Cubby's Bar Softball 'A' State Champs

Inducted 2003

Michael D. Bryant

Inducted 2000

Career
Highlights

  • 3-Sport Star at BC Western (Football, Basketball, Baseball)
  • Football Golden Helmet Winner 1974-75
  • 3-Year Varsity Basketball at Western
  • U of M Baseball Full Scholarship
  • 1978 Regional & National Baseball Champion at U of M
  • Fast-pitch Softball - Bay City Mariners
  • ** Died in 1994




Dan Snover

Inducted 2010

Career
Highlights

  • Handy HS-First Team in Baseketball & Baseball
  • MVP Michigan Coaches All Star Basketball Game
  • Played Baseball at Seminole JC, U of Hawaii & NE Oklahoma State
  • Third Team D1 Baseball All American at U of Hawaii
  • Played AA Baseball in the Atlanta Braves Organization
  • Coaches Youth Baseball & Basketball

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Tom Krawczyk

Inducted 2001

Career
Highlights

  • 1957-61 - Saint Stanislaus (Stags) 3-Sport Standout
  • 4 Yr Shortstop at Central Michigan University
  • 12-2 Record as Pitcher at CMU - Senior Year
  • Inducted Into CMU Athletic Hall of Fame
  • 1967 - Drafted by Major League Baseball - Chicago Cubs
  • Played with St Louis Cards & San Diego Padres

Bay City Handy 1988 Girls' State Softball Champions

Inducted 2004

Pinconning '92 State Volleyball Champs

Inducted 2008

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Robert "Bob" Darbee

Inducted 1999

Career
Highlights

  • East Jordan HS Graduate -
    1955 (Baseball, Tennis, Football, Basketball, Track)
  • 1955 MHSAA State Singles Tennis Champion
  • Alma College 1955-57 (Basketball, Tennis)
  • Central Michigan University 1957-59 (Tennis Singles # 1)
  • 40 Years Swimming & Tennis Coach
    (419 Swim Meet Wins) (Handy, John Glenn, Western)
  • MISCA HOF 1989
    MHSCA HOF 1998
    MHSTeA HOF 2001
    John Glenn H.S HOF 2011



John C. Halstead

Inducted 1997

Career
Highlights

  • Central High School Football All-Valley, All-State, All-American, Bay City Times MVP
  • 1956-1957 Central High School Valley Baseball Champions
  • 1958-1960 U of M Football All-American, Honorable Mention, 1961 Big Ten Champions
  • Detroit Tigers Minor League System - 1961

Bay City All Stars Pro Football

Inducted 2013

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Fran Danek

Inducted 1995

Career
Highlights

  • Pioneered Bay City Central High School Girls' Athletic Program
  • Varsity Softball Coach - 1970-Present
  • 500-Plus Varsity Softball Victories - 1976 State Championship
  • 1995 Michigan High School Softball Coaches Assn. Hall of Fame Inductee

Dan & Dave Goetz

Inducted 1999

Career
Highlights

  • High School All-American in United States Jr. National Track & Field Championships - 1988
  • Co-Holders of the Golden Helmet Award
  • Northwood University - Full Football Scholarship
  • Dan: NAIA Academic Collegiate All-American - Junior Year
  • David: Voted Most Valuable Player and Field Performer at the Midland Graves Relay
  • David - The Only Bay County Athlete to Ever Win This Award



Leo Urban

Inducted 2014

Career
Highlights

  • Michigan ASA Softball Hall of Fame
  • Bay County Sports Hall of Fame, A & B Fastpitch Softball State Champ (2 Teams)
  • State Champs Fastpitch - 2 Times (Runner-Up 3 Times)
  • National Class A Championship -- Lake Tahoe, CA
  • USAF All Star Fastpitch Softball Team, Chanute AFB
  • President Bay County Softball Association - 9 Years

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1988 Bay City All Saints Softball State Champions

Inducted 2013

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Lee "Lee T" Thompson

Inducted 2013

Career
Highlights

  • President's Award

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Brad Walraven

Inducted 2009

Career
Highlights

  • Four State Softball Championships (88,91,99,08)
  • 907 Softball Wins Through 2009
  • Five State Runner-up, 23 District & 13 Regional Titles
  • Two-Time State Coach of The Year
  • MHSAA Coaches Hall of Fame
  • Runner-up 2009 National Coach of The Year
  • All State Captain of 1978 State Champ Baseball Team
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Made Rite '72 Men's Fastpitch Softball

Inducted 2007

Russell "Lefty" Franz

Inducted 1992

Career Highlights

  • High School Basketball Coach - 545 Career Victories
  • Michigan High School Coaches Hall of Fame Inductee

Cindy Shaheen

Career
Highlights

  • Played fast pitch softball for 28 years and won Classes A B C & D Fast Pitch State Championships; placed 3rd at National Finals in Fargo, North Dakota
  • Started competitive Basketball for girls in Bay City Intermediate Schools
  • Coached High School and Intermediate Softball, Basketball, Volleyball and Track & Field for Bay City Public Schools
  • Inducted twice into the Bay County Sports Hall of Fame in Softball as a team player for White's Drive Inn and Cubby's Bar
  • Coordinated, planned and organized the installation of lights and water at Defoe Park for Girls Softball
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Bill St. Peter

Inducted 2015

Career
Highlights

  • Two Time National Silver Gloves Boxing Champion
  • Played in Pony, Colt, and Connie Mack World Series
  • High School All-American Dream Team in Baseball
  • Drafted 5th Round Cincinnati Reds in High School 110 Pick Overall
  • Started as a Freshman at the University of Michigan
  • Drafted by Chicago Cubs - Played Four Years in the Minors
  • Professional Walleye Angler for 13 Years
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Virgil Meisel

Inducted 2007

Career
Highlights

  • Bay City Junior College Basketball, Swimming
  • Played Football at Western Michigan University
  • Graduate WMU in Physical Education, Science, Math
  • Coached Football Cadillac High School
  • Head Swimming Coach, Dean of Boys, Central High
  • State Meet Finishes 1949-52 - Highest in School History

Auburn Fertilizer 1983 Softball Team

Inducted 2006

Robert Learman Jr.

Inducted 2010

Career
Highlights

  • Bay City All Saints Letterman Football, Basketball & Tennis
  • Tennis - State Champ Singles 1974
  • State Basketball Champs 1974
  • WMU Mid-American Doubles Champ 1976
  • WMU Mid-American Singles Champ 1978
  • All Time WMU Tennis Victories 144

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Mike Sturm

Inducted 1994

Career
Highlights

  • Sports Editor - Bay City Times 1948-1984
  • Bay City Central High School Graduate 1938
  • Introduced High School Football "Golden Helmet" Award
  • Past President Michigan Sports Editors Association

Larry Piotrowski

Inducted 2004

Career
Highlights

  • Bay City Central 1956-60 - Football, Baseball, Basketball
  • BCCentral 1960 - All-State 1st Team - Football
  • University of Michigan Graduate - 1965 - Full Football Scholarship
  • Bay City Public School Teacher - 32 Years
  • President of the Bay City Education Association - 12 Years

Bill Harris

Inducted 1998

Career
Highlights

  • Bay City All Saints 1972-75 / Basketball
  • Member 1974 & 1975 All Saints State Basketball Champoinship teams
  • First Team - All State - Football & Basketball
  • Career Scoring Mark - 1,108 Points (Basketball)
  • Starting/Winning Pitcher - 1970 Colt Baseball State Championship Game
  • Coached 1981 AS Baseball Team to State Title

Kiwanis '60 Baseball Am Legion State Champs

Inducted 2012

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Chris Willertz

Inducted 2001

Career
Highlights

  • Football - Bay City Handy - Defensive End
  • All Conference & All State Senior Yr at Handy
  • Detroit Free Press Dream Team
  • 4 Year Letterman at Michigan State
  • Academic All Big 10 at MSU Two Yrs
  • Michigan College Scholar/Athlete 1988

Garland "Chief" Nevitt

Inducted 1994

Career
Highlights

  • Central Michigan University Coach 1918-1921 - Football, Basketball, Baseball
  • Bay City Central High School Coach - Football
  • High School Football State Champion - 1924
  • Four-time Saginaw Valley Champions

Joe Mikolajczak

Inducted 2002

Career
Highlights

  • Football - Central Michigan University
  • 37 Year Coaching Career
  • Michigan H.S. Asst Coach of the Year - 1992
  • Inducted Michigan Coaches Hall of Fame 1977
  • Coached at: Beaverton, Saginaw MacArthur
  • Coached at: Saginaw Eisenhower, Saginaw Heritage

Jack Bullis

Inducted 1995

Career
Highlights

  • 48-Year Sanctioned ABC Bowler
  • Seven 300 Games
  • Bay City Men's City Tournament Champion 8 Times
  • Merit Award Recipient
  • Bay City Bowling Hall of Fame 1983 Inductee

O.J. Cunningham

Inducted 2004

Career
Highlights

  • 1961 Graduate Bay City St. James High School - 3 sport star (Basketball, Football & Baseball)
  • 1965 Graduate - University of Notre Dame
  • 1976-1984 Published Sports Page Magazine - Coverage of all sports in Bay County area.
  • Has served as President of the Bay County Sports Hall of Fame since 1995

Clayton E. Wilhite

Inducted 1998

Career
Highlights

  • Bay City Handy 1959-1962 Football
  • All Valley, All State, All American 1962 - Football (End)
  • University of Michigan Football 1964-66 / 3 Yr Letterman
  • 1963 - Outstanding Freshman U of M - John Maulbausch Award
  • 1965-66 Academic All Big 10 & Yost Award Winner for All Around Student-Athlete
  • Member 1965 Rose Bowl & Big 10 Champion Football Team



Monte Oswald

Inducted 2000

Career
Highlights

  • USA AAU All-American Boxing Team
  • USA Olympic Boxing Team 1977-1980
  • Olympic National Middleweight Champion
  • 4-Time State Golden Gloves Champion
  • 4-Time State AAU Middleweight Champion
  • 1979 Amateur Athlete of the Year - Bay County

C.J. Zanotti

Inducted 2005

Career
Highlights

  • 1994 BC Central High School Graduate
  • 1994 First Team All State Free Press Dream Team
  • 1994 Three-year Varsity Letter Winner - Football, Basketball
  • Unites States Air Force Academy Graduate
  • 1994 Two-year Varsity Letter Winner in Basketball
  • Played in the 1997 Las Vegas Bowl

1999 Bay City Western Golf State Champions

Inducted 2005

Fastpitch Softball Era - 1949 to 1968

Inducted 2013

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Jerry Jones

Inducted 1998

Career
Highlights

  • Bay City Central 1926-30
  • Football - Halfback - 2 State Champion Teams
  • Captain of the 1928 All State Team
  • Captain - Central HS Basketball
  • Michigan State - 1930-34 - 3 Varsity Letters
  • Football Coach - Royal Oak - State Champion

Arthur P. Dore

Careeer
Highlights

  • Participated in Golden Gloves for 5 years
  • Coach, Trainer and Manager of World Champion – Super Middleweight, Murray Sutherland
  • Coach, Trainer and Manager of World Champion and Heavyweight, Earnie Shavers
  • Originator of the Nationally known “Toughman Contest”
  • Sponsored amateur boxing in Bay City/Bay County for 55 years

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Nancy Kiesel

Inducted 1991

Career Highlights

  • Women's Softball Pitcher
  • Michigan Amateur Softball Association Hall of Fame Inductee

Brent Goik

Inducted 2011

Career
Highlights

  • Central 1995 Class A State Golf Champion
  • Central MHSAA Class A State Super Team
  • MSU - Captain of Spartan Golf Team - 4 Yr. Letter Winner; 3 Time Academic All Big Ten
  • U.S. Open - Qualified 4 Times
  • Michigan PGA's Central Chapter - Player of the Year 3 Times
  • 2 Time Bay County Golf Champion
  • 2 Time Saginaw Valley League MVP

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Ken Meylan

Inducted 2011

Career
Highlights

  • Regional Golden Gloves Boxing Champion 8 Times
  • Michigan Golden Gloves State Middleweight Champion 1962
  • Race Car Driver - Multiple All Points Champion at Tri-City Raceway (1960's & 1970's)
  • Popular Aggressive Competitor in 'Toughman' Boxing Events

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Charles Rochow

Inducted 2007

Career
Highlights

  • 9 Varsity Letters - Track, Football, Basketball - St. Mary High
  • Valley Parochial, Regional Champion, Pole Vault, High Hurdles
  • State Champion, Pole Vault 1962
  • First Team VPL,, Associated Press All State Football
  • 4 Varsity Letters, Track, CMU, MVP 1965 & 1966
  • CMU Triple Jump Record Holder 8 Years

Jerry Leahy

Inducted 1994

Career
Highlights

  • Bay City St. Joseph High School 1948-1952
  • University of Colorado 1952-1957 Football
  • Head Coach St. Joseph High School 1959-1963 - Football, Basketball, Baseball
  • Detroit Lions 1957

Emily Engel

Inducted 2005

Career
Highlights

  • The First BC Central High School 12 Varsity Letter Winner
  • Won 1st Team All Valley & Honorable Mention All State Honors
  • Named Athlete of the Year 1998
  • Four-year Letter Winner at MSU
  • Captain of the Volleyball Team at MSU
  • Won the Academic All Big Ten Athlete Award at MSU


Larry Klawinski

Inducted 2000

Career
Highlights

  • BCC All-Valley Football - 1974-75
  • U.S. Naval Academy 1976-1980
  • Captain of Navy Football Team - 1979
  • Winner of Navy's Cook Memorial Award
  • Navy Football Coach
  • 4 Years U.S. Navy - Naval P3 Pilot


John Glenn 1968 State Track Champs

Inducted 1999

Bay City All Saints 1974 Basketball Team

Inducted 1996

Henry "Hank" McEvoy

Inducted 1997

Career
Highlights

  • 1990 Won World Powerlifting Championships - Pescara, Italy
  • 1991 - Set World Record Bench Press (Age/Weight)
  • 1991 - Set Michigan Powerlifting Record (Age 50 & Over)
  • 1992 - Stone, England - Won World Powerlifting Championship
  • Holds Many Powerlifting World Titles

Ken Loop

Inducted 1995

Career
Highlights

  • Central Michigan University Track, Football, Gymnastics All-American 1939
  • 20-Year Bay City Central High School Head Coach - Track
  • 27-Year Assistant Football Coach - 5 Class A State Championships
  • 1988 CMU Athletic Hall of Fame Inductee

Jason LeCronier

Careeer
Highlights

  • 1991: MHSAA First Team All-State (B.C. Central)
  • 1991: Most Valuable Player MHSAA All-Star Game *Scored Upper Deck Home Run at Tiger Stadium
  • 1994 and 1995: McNeese State Home Run (31) and RBI (118) Record Holder; 1ST Team Southland Conference
  • 1995: Candidate - NCAA Baseball Player of the Year
  • 1995: 17th Round Draft Pick - Baltimore Orioles
  • 1995-1998: Hit .252 and Scored 42 Home Runs with the Baltimore Orioles and Tampa Bay Devil Rays
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1981 Bay City Colts World Series/Hawaii

Inducted 1999

Robert "Bob" Irwin

Inducted 2012

Career
Highlights

  • WBCM Radio Sports Announcer 1957-1987
  • The 'Dean' of Saginaw Valley Sports Broadcasting
  • Premier High School Football & Basketball Announcer
  • 'The Voice' of WBCM Sports Broadcasting for Three Decades

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Ed Rybak

Inducted 1993

Career
Highlights

  • Football First Team All-State & All-Valley
  • Basketball First Team All-State; Season Leading Scorer
  • Track First Team All-State Shot Put

Jeff Bisel

Inducted 2003

Career
Highlights

  • 1961 St. James - 1st team All-Valley Football 2 years.
  • City/County Football Scoring champ senior year (1961)
  • Football scholarship to Eastern Kentucky State University
  • JV Football Coach St. James High School
  • Head Varsity Football Coach All Saints 1982-2003
  • All Saints Athletic Director 1988-2003. Total 38 years high school football coach.

Mike Darbee

Inducted 2015

Career
Highlights

  • 3 Sport Athlete - John Glenn High School - 10 Varsity Letters
  • Class A All State Swimming 1988
  • Area Leader in Every Individual Swimming Event - 1988; only time this ever happened in area history
  • Undefeated in Dual Meets and Invitationals Junior and Senior Seasons
  • Michigan State University Varsity Swim Team - 1988-1992
  • Varsity S Club Member
  • Head Coach - East Lansing High School, Okemos High School, John Glenn High School
  • Career Head Coaching Record - 117-10
  • Coached 35 All State Swimmers and Divers
  • Coached 6 All American Swim and 5 Individual State Championships
  • Coached 31 Conference Championships
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Robert "Bob" Arsenault

Inducted 2012

Career
Highlights

  • Local Boxing Icon -- 50 Years
  • Professional Boxing Coach
  • Golden Gloves Boxing Coach
  • Junior Olympic Coach - Jordan Wesphal
  • Coach: Murray Sutherland,
  • Coach: Brandon Arsenault

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Randy Morse

Inducted 2006

Career
Highlights

  • Little League - 1970, Pony League - 1974, Connie Mack League - 1978
  • World Series Championships
  • B.C. All Saints 4 yr. Varsity Letterman
  • 22-3 pitching record, No-hitter final game (1976-1979)
  • 1978 State Champs, 1st Team All State 1979 9-0 recor
  • 3 yr Letterman, MVP Basketball
  • Central Michigan University (1980-1981
  • 3-year Letterman, 2 MAC Championships
  • Drafted by San Francisco Giants 1983
  • Played 3 years, Retired due to injury

Danny's Market Softball 'A' State Champs

Inducted 2003

Barney Glowicki

Inducted 2007

Career
Highlights

  • Bay County Sports Hall of Fame Charter Member Secretary Since 1990
  • 1942 - Bay City Golden Gloves Champion
  • Boxed in the Grand Rapids State Tournament 1942
  • 1945 Co-Captain BCC Football Team
  • Honorable Saginaw Valley, Honorable Mention All-State Detroit Free Press
  • 1946 Michigan State Varsity Boxing Team
  • Past President of Bangor High Booster Club & Bangor Board of Education

John Northrup

Inducted 2002

Career
Highlights

  • Handy High Saginaw Valley Champion - Baseball
  • Central Michigan University Baseball
  • 1st Team All-American at CMU
  • All Time CMU Best Season Batting Average - .441
  • Drafted by Detroit Tigers
  • Batted .500 in Rookie Season in Minor League Baseball

Jim Chesney

Inducted 2009

Career
Highlights

  • Bay City Central - Athlete of The Year 1956
  • All State Quarterback, All Valley Point Guard, Standout Pole Vaulter
  • Member of 1957 National Championship Football Team at Michigan State
  • Long & Successful Coaching Career at Oak Park High School
  • Member of Oak Park (ILL) High School Hall of Fame 1998
  • Led Central High School in Basketball Scoring & Assists - 1956
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William "Bill" Herrera

Inducted 2012

Career
Highlights

  • President's Award Winner

Ken Wright

Inducted 1999

Career
Highlights

  • Football Tackle & Linebacker - 1960 - 1961 Elected Most Valuable Player
  • 1st Team All Valley - 1st Team All-State
  • Earned Fully Tendered Football Scholarship - University of Michigan
  • Played in University of Michigan's Big 10 Football Championship Team - 1964
  • Played in University of Michigan's 34 - 7 Rose Bowl Victory over Oregon State 1965
  • Three-Time Boston Marathon Runner



Keith Miller

Inducted 1996

Career
Highlights

  • Bay City All Saints State Baseball Champion - 1981


  • 3-Year Letter Winner at Oral Roberts University


  • USA Pre-Olympic Baseball 1983 Interational Cup Games


  • New York Yankees 1st Round Draft Pick - 1984


  • New York Mets 1985-1990


  • Kansas City Royals 1991-1995

Dewey Scheddel

Inducted 2006

Career
Highlights

  • BC Handy 1952 Graduate - 11 Varsity Letters in Football, Baseball & Basketball
  • Made last basket in 37-36 win over BC Central as freshman in 1st Handy/Central Basketball game
  • Times First All-City Grid Team 1949 - Quarterback
  • Football Co-Captain 1951 - Arrowhead Conference Champs
  • Offer to play for Detroit Tiger farm team in Jamestown NY in 1952
  • Officiated High School Football & Basketball 15 Yrs.

Bay City Central 1965 Football Team

Inducted 2002

Bay City Central 1958 Football Team

Inducted 1997

Wayne Meylan

Inducted 1993

Career
Highlights

  • Football
  • Bay City T.L. Handy High School - Class A State Champs 1961
  • University of Nebraska - All-American 1966 & 1967
  • National Football League - Cleveland Browns, Minnesota Vikings
  • NCAA Hall of Fame

Jerry Gross

Inducted 1992

Career Highlights

  • Bay City Central High School - Football
  • University of Detroit - Football
  • Michigan Outstanding Amateur Athlete University of Detroit

Auburn Fertilizer 1982 Softball Team

Inducted 2006

Jim & Jay Fox

Inducted 2012

Career
Highlights

  • Father-Son Outboard Boat Racing Legends
  • Bay City River Roar Mainstays
  • National Outboard Boat Racing Champions
  • Crew Chief, Driver, Mechanic -- Outboard Boat Racing
  • National Tunnel Boat Racing Champions

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Dale Dunham

Inducted 2007

Career
Highlights

  • Little League, Pony League, Colt League All Star Teams
  • American Legion Baseball League & District Champs
  • Drafted by Cleveland Indians Out of High School
  • Accepted Full Scholarship to Central Michigan University
  • Starting Pitcher for CMU 1967-70
  • Drafted by San Francisco Giants

Bill Smiley

Inducted 1997

Career
Highlights

  • Central High School 1951 - Football All-State Class A Quarterback - High School All-American
  • MSU Football - 1955 Rose Bowl Team
  • 1956 - Professional Football - Canadian Toronto Argonauts
  • 1957-1977 - High School Football Coach - 112-65-2 Record

Adolph Begick

Inducted 2011

Career
Highlights

  • Organized First Amateur Baseball Leagues in Bay County


  • Manager of Local Baseball Teams For Over 25 Years


  • 1943 Monitor Coal - Manager - County Champs


  • 1945 Auburn Merchants - Manager - Federation Champs


  • 1952 St. Paul - Manager - American Legion Champs


  • Former President of Bay County Recreation

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Paul Grein

Inducted 2008

Career
Highlights

  • BCC High School: Basketball, Tennis 1954
  • Bay City Jr. College: Basketball, Tennis 1956
  • WMU '59 BS Degree - CMU '68 MA Degree
  • 43 Yrs. Officiating: Football, Basketball, Girl's Softball & Volleyball
  • MHSAA Football State Finals 1988
  • MHSAA Softball State Finals 1985 and 1992

Jerry Cook

Inducted 2010

Career
Highlights

  • Lettered in Football, Basketball at St. Joseph High School
  • Asst. Coach at St. Joseph HS - Including 1967 St. Joseph State Champion Football Team
  • Coached Football, Basketball & Track at St. Joseph Grade School - 30 Years
  • Many League Championship in Football & Basketball at St. Joseph
  • Manager at NELL LL - 20 Years with Mutiple League & County Championships
  • Board Member of NELL for 18 Years

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Dennis Kaczmarek

Inducted 2013

Career
Highlights

  • Earned 10 Varsity Letters at Bay City St. Joe's 1959-63
  • VPL Football Scoring Leader 1962
  • VPL Football Scoring Leader 1963
  • All-State Football 1963
  • Attended Nebraska University on Football Scholarship 1964
  • Knick-Named 'Freight Train' at Nebraska

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Kim Chapin

Inducted 2013

Career
Highlights

  • 1959 Regional Tennis Champ at BCC
  • Varsity Tennis at Vanderbilt University 1962-64
  • Collaborated With Billie Jean King on her Biography
  • Authored Books on Tennis & Stock Car Racing
  • Writer for Sports Illustrated
  • Deceased - 2011
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Jeff Williams

Inducted 2009

Career
Highlights

  • Six Years Head Football Coach Pinconning High School - 37 Wins, 3 NEMC Titles
  • Ten Years Head Volleyball Coach Pinconning H.S. - 536 Wins, 9 NEMC, 10 District, 8 Regional Titles
  • MHSAA Volleyball State Champions 1992, Second Place 1989, Third Place 1988
  • Twelve Years Head Volleyball Coach Northwood University - 305 Wins, 3 GLIAC & 4 NAIA Titles
  • Michigan High School Football Coaches Association Class B Regional
  • Coach of The Year 1981
  • National High School Coaches Federation Michigan Coach of The Year 1992
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Dean Oswald

Inducted 2007

Career
Highlights

  • Little League 'Pony' Federation Baseball
  • Pee Wee Jr. Sr. Mens Ice Hockey, Flag Football Mens Sr. League Bay City
  • Varsity Wrestling , Baseball T.L. Handy
  • Amateur Boxer 1957-68 Pro Boxer 1968-79.
  • Coached Boxing 1965-79. Started Jr. Olympics.
  • U.S.A. Boxing Coach 1977-78-79, Originator of Toughman Contest 1979, Pro Spar Partner
  • Operates Oswalds Bear Ranch Since 1984

Doug Ruterbush

Inducted 2011

Career
Highlights

  • Wrestling Coach 1968-1981 - Bay City Handy & Bay City Western
  • Career Record: 108 Wins, 22 Losses, 1 Draw
  • Eight Time Champion Saginaw Valley League
  • His Teams - Only One Dual Loss Between 1971-1975

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Evelyn Pasche

Inducted 1992

Career Highlights

  • Softball Pitcher - City & State Championships
  • First Sanctioned 700 Series - Bay City Women's Bowling

Team Athletics

Inducted 2014

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1976-79 Straits Aggregate Slow Pitch

Inducted 2005

Frank Walsh

Inducted 1994

Career
Highlights

  • WBCM/WXOX Sports Radio 1940-1966
  • Bay County Parks & Recreation Director 1967-1977
  • Co-Founder Bay City Little League Program
  • Dynamic Force Behind Procurement of Grants for Bay County Swimming Pool and other Parks & Recreation Programs

Jim Davidson

Inducted 2006

Career
Highlights

  • BC Handy Graduate (1971-75) Football, Basketball, Baseball
  • 1975 All State Class A Baseball
  • Alma College Baseball records hits, runs, bases, triples
  • Batting Average 1978 - 505
  • Four Years Varsity Basketball - Top Ten Alma field goal percentage
  • Honorable Mention All MIAA
  • All MIAA outfielder, 1978 MIAA League Champions
  • 1978 Career Leader Batting 415
  • Drafted by Kansas City Royals
  • Inducted into Alma College Hall of Fame 1994

Leon R. Malecki

Inducted 1993

Career
Highlights

  • American Legion Baseball Promoter & Coach 1960-1983
  • American Legion "Man of the Year" 1980
  • A Lifetime of Devotion and Fund-raising for American Legion Baseball

Ron Henika

Inducted 2015

Career
Highlights

  • 2 Time All State Baseball Garber High School
  • 1978-79 Golden Helmet Co-Player of the Year
  • 1980 Connie Mack World Series Champion and MVP of Tournament (Means Stamping)
  • Division 1 Oral Roberts University - 3rd Team All American
  • 2nd Person to Hit a Home Run over Center Field Green Monster at Texas Stadium Off Roger Clemens
  • Drafted in 7th Round - Cincinnati Reds 1983; Played 6 years for the Reds, Reaching AAA
  • Won 3 Championship Rings in Minor Leagues
  • 2 Time Team MVP - Honored at Last Game of the Season - Riverfront Stadium
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Jeff Hartt

Inducted 2014

Career
Highlights

  • 1st Team All White Pine Conference Baseball
  • 4-Year Letter-Winner at Saginaw Valley 1979-1982
  • 23+ Years Baseball Head Coach at John Glenn
  • Has Coached the Most Baseball Wins in Bay County History
  • State Baseball Coach of the Year 1992
  • MHSBCA Hall of Fame Inductee 2004

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Eileen "Pat" Langley

Inducted 1995

Career
Highlights

  • Named to First Bay City Bowling Hall of Fame 1981
  • Held Bay City Women's Bowling High Average 24 Years
  • City Championship Softball Teams 1934-1939
  • City Tennis Champion 1938
  • City Women's Golf Champion 1955 & 1957

Daniel E. Tanney

Inducted 1994

Career
Highlights

  • Bay City St. Mary's High School 1929-1932 - Basketball
  • First Team All-Catholic Basketball - 1931 & 1932
  • Bay City St. Mary's High School State Basketball Champion - 1931 & 1932

Mark Elzinga

Inducted 2008

Career
Highlights

  • Football & Basketball Star Handy HS
  • Handy QB-All State 1970-71
  • U of M QB 1974-75
  • 'Leather Neck' Award US Marine Corps
  • 1971, Scholastic Magazine Football All-American, Senior year

Dick Corcoran

Inducted 2011

Career
Highlights

  • Bay City St. Mary All State Football 1958 - 1960
  • High School All American All Conference Basketball & Baseball
  • Hillsdale 1963 Football
  • Signed by Chicago Bears 1964
  • Pro Wrestling Career

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Donald "Zeke" Glowicki

Inducted 1993

Career
Highlights

  • Football Coach 129-45-6; 3 Undefeated Seasons; 8 Northwestern League Titles
  • Member High School Coaches Hall of Fame

Jack Greenwood

Inducted 1995

Career
Highlights

  • First Team All-State Class A Quarterback Bay City Central High School 1952
  • University of Michigan Quarterback 1954-1955
  • Mid-Michigan Class B Football Coach of the Year 1969
  • 10 All-Class State Softball Championships as Pitcher 1951-1984

Jerry Berg

Inducted 2006

Career
Highlights

  • Varsity Baseball 3 years T.L. Handy (1956-59)
  • Golf Champion 2 years Tri-county Chamber of Commerce
  • Led Handy Golfers to State Finals
  • Basketball - All Time B.C.J.C. Scoring Leader 23.1 per game. High game score of 37 pts. (1959-61)
  • Basketball - Golf Scholarship Aquinas College (1961-63)
  • As Golf Team Captain, Led Ferris State to N.A.I.A. State Championship & on to N.A.I.A. Nationals
  • Coached High School Basketball & Golf
  • Basketball Official - 12 yrs.

Milton E. Mead

Inducted 1995

Career
Highlights

  • Bay City Central High School 3-Year Varsity Basketball & Track All-State Basketball; State High Jump Champion
  • University of Michigan 3-Year Letterman Basketball & Track; Big 10 and NCAA High Jump Champion All-American 1953

Kiwanis '62 Baseball Am Legion State Champs

Inducted 2012

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T.L. Handy 1961 State Champs

Inducted 1998

Irene Green

Inducted 2008

Career
Highlights

  • 1971 Graduate Bay City Central - 1975 Graduate CMU
  • Member of 1976, 1977 State Champion Cubby's Bar Fastpitch Softball
  • Coached over 50 High School Volleyball Invitational Tournament Victories
  • Combined 539-143 Volleyball Coaching Record with Nine District Titles & Three Regional Championships
  • Coached 1988 State Softball Championship Team at Bay City Handy
  • 1988 Class B Softball High School Coach of The Year

Guy Manke

Inducted 1993

Career
Highlights

  • Fastpitch Softball Pitcher - State Champion - Class C; House of Fogerty
  • State Champion - Class B; Larry's Bar - 1971
  • State Champion - Class B; Made Rite - 1972
  • 80 No-hit Games

Don Felske

Inducted 2008

Career
Highlights

  • Assistant Bay County Recreation - Director 1969-77
  • Bay County Recreation & Parks Director 1977-92
  • Procurement of Grants for Parks, Ball Field Complex, & Other Recreation Programs
  • Athlete at Bay City Central High School
  • Semi-Pro Football: Bay City All Stars & Bay City Blazers

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Karl Newingham

Inducted 2002

Career
Highlights

  • 40 Year Career as Sports Official
  • Officiated in 4 State HS Football Finals
  • Officiated in 4 Boys/Girls HS Basketball Final
  • Officiated in State Final of Softball and Volleyball
  • Vern Norris Award for Sports Officiating
  • Inducted Michigan Coaches Hall of Fame

Elaine Wright

Inducted 1996

Career
Highlights

  • 1st Woman Coach of Boys' Hockey Team in the U.S. and Canada - The Bangor Bruins
  • Head of Bangor Recreation Department 30-Plus Years
  • Founder of First Bangor Booster Club
  • 1st Woman Elected to Bangor School Board
  • Received State of Michigan House of Representatives Resolution of Tribute - 1982

Walt Kanicki

Inducted 1992

Career Highlights

  • Sports Medicine - Bay City Public Schools
  • Athletic Trainer - Bay City Central High School

Jim Kanicki

Inducted 1993

Career
Highlights

  • Football
  • Bay City Central High School All-State First Team - 1958
  • Michigan State University Most Valuable Lineman 1960-1962
  • National Football League - Cleveland Browns, New York Giants

1983 Pony League All Stars

Inducted 2016

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Jim "Banks" Ralph

Inducted 1996

Career
Highlights

  • 1950 - All-City Football - Handy
  • 1st Team - Detroit News Baseball
  • County Federation Batting Champ
  • Flint NW - Baseball Coach - State Champs
  • Inducted Michigan Baseball Coaches HOF

Jerry List

Inducted 1993

Career
Highlights

  • Bay City T.L. Handy High School Football 1965-1968; First Team All Valley 1968
  • University of Nebraska Football 1968-1973; National Champion 1970-1971
  • Nebraska Career Record Football - Tight End Most Passes Caught

1969 Bay City Central Football

Inducted 2011

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John "Jack" Howard

Inducted 2003

Career
Highlights

  • 41 Year Veteran Fastpitch Softball Pitching Career
  • Pitched Softball for the U.S Army - Kentucky, Washington, Korea
  • Played Organized Rec Softball in Bay City from 1950s thru 1980s

Jerry Snable

Inducted 1997

Career
Highlights

  • Bay County Golf Champion - 1968, 1971, 1982, 1990, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998
  • 1967 - Junior Chamber of Commerce State Champ - 15-16 Age Division
  • 1968 - PGA Qualifier - Buick Open - 16 Years Old
  • 1969 -- Michigan Public Links 36 Hole Qualifier Medalist - 17 Years Old
  • JCC - Many Local and Regional Titles

Howard Ricker

Inducted 1996

Career
Highlights

  • All-Sports Standout at Bay City Central High School
  • Football Coach - Bay City All Stars 1947-1951
  • Champions 1950 & 1951
  • Played on the 1929 Bay City Central High School Undefeated Football Team - Record: 7-0-2

Stan Bromberg

Inducted 2011

Career
Highlights

  • Baseball - 25 Career No-hitters
  • Starting Pitcher on 1953 State Championship L.L. Team
  • Signed with Cleveland Indians. Played Minor League for 2 Years
  • Coached Little League, Pony, Colt & Stan Musial Baseball
  • Instrumental in Developing Baseball & Softball Complex for All Saints High School
  • Project Director in Developing the 'The Stan Bromberg Sports Complex'  in the community

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Tim LeVasseur

Inducted 2013

Career
Highlights

  • 35-Year Assistant Football Coach -- John Glenn
  • Inducted Michigan Coaches Hall of Fame 2012
  • 8 White Pine Conference Championships
  • Inducted Central Michigan Hall of Fame 2012
  • 14 Straight Winning Seasons at John Glenn
  • Two-Time Fastpitch Softball Hall of Fame Inductee

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Ray Duch

Inducted 2010

Career
Highlights

  • Football & Wrestling Coach at Bay City Central
  • 4 Year Football Player at CMU
  • Coached Rick Czap to State Wrestling Championship 1961
  • Superintendent of Bay City Public Schools
  • Assistant Football Coach to Art Nixon & Elmer Engel During 37 Year Coaching, Teaching Career

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Arrow TV 1978 'Class A' State Softball Champions

Inducted 2004

Randy Wackerle

Inducted 2001

Career
Highlights

  • NPA - Paddleball State & National Champion
  • NPA Earl Riskey Award Winner
  • National Paddleball HOF Inductee -- Ann Arbor
  • Organized City-wide High School & Jr High Paddleball Tourney
  • 1990 State & National Singles & 1990, 2004 National Doubles Champion
  • 1999, 2001, 2006 & 2007 Men's Masters Division Doubles Champ

Tom Mayville

Inducted 2001

Career
Highlights

  • Bay City Central Football - End - 1950s
  • Pole Vaulter
  • 1st Michigan-Born Pole Vaulter to jump 14' with Bamboo Pole
  • 'Greatest Pole Vaulter In CMU History'
  • Died in Car Accident (Age 26) in 1960

Bill Hewitt

Inducted 1991

Career Highlights

  • Football NFL All-Pro End
  • Chicago Bears - 1932-36
  • Philadelphia Eagles - 1937-1939
  • Phil-Pitt - 1943

Lynn Conway

Inducted 1994

Career
Highlights

  • Bay City Central High School 1942-1945 - First Team All-State Football 1945
  • Michigan State University 1946-1949 - Football Varsity Letter
  • Delta College Athletic Director, Basketball Coach 1956 - Present
  • MCCAA Athletic Director of the Year - 1991

Bay City Northwest Little League 1952

Inducted 2002

Rodney "Pete" Pafford

Inducted 2004

Career
Highlights

  • Bay City Central High School Golf 1971-1975
  • University of Michigan Golf 1975-1979
  • Golf Coach - BC Central, Delta College, Pinconning H.S.
  • Bay County Golf Championship - 1979, 1983, 1985, 1986, 1987

Douglas J. Sharp, DC

Inducted 2002

Career
Highlights

  • 2002 Olympic Bronze Medalist - Bobsledding
  • 2-Time National Bobsled Champion
  • All State Pole Vaulter - John Glenn
  • All-County, All Conference Football - John Glenn
  • Purdue University Central Collegiate Champion
  • Pole Vault Coach - University of Louisville

Steve Hickner

Inducted 2005

Career
Highlights

  • National Indoor and National Outdoor Champion 1975
  • North American Outdoor Champion 1976
  • U.S. National Speed Skating Team, 1979, 1980
  • Placed 14th in 1979 Junior World Championships , Grenoble, France
  • Placed in top 12 of U.S. World Team in all-around trials 1980
  • Received Evans Scholarship Award by Western Golf Assoc. to MSU

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