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Pinconning High School



  • In the first season of the MHSAA baseball tournament, the Pinconning Spartans proved to be among the best in the state. After struggling through the regular season, the team caught fire behind pitchers Jack Dora and Rick Rudrow and rolled all the way to the Class B title game. Coach Art Krawczyk's squad came up one win short of winning it all, settling for state runner-up.

    The team of Ken Ayers, Jerry Basel, George Dora, Jack Dora, Rod Filcek, Jerry Gobrogge, Leo Groh, Jerry Krevinghaus, John Lambert, Dick Laur, Rich Meyette, Wayne Moore, Scott Pickvet, Rick Rudrow, and Marty Schultz and assistant coach Ted Chapman set the standard for years of success in the Pinconning program.

  • 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
  • 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
    Click HERE To Read MLive Article.


  • Career Highlights

    • Few can match the softball resume of the Pinconning High School and Grand Valley State University star.
    • Mackson Rivera delivered perhaps the single greatest softball game in state championship history in 2000, pitching a no-hitter for eight innings then blasting a walk-off home run to give Pinconning a 1-0 win over Wyoming Rogers for the Class B crown.
    • She was a first-team all-state player and led the Spartans to four NEMC and four district titles.
    • She ranks among the state's all-time softball pitching leaders with 104 wins, 1,419 strikeouts, 73 shutouts, 32 no-hitters and a 0.40 ERA.
    • Her dominant career continued at GVSU, where she remains the all-time leader with 103 wins, 58 shutouts, a 0.67 ERA and 1,015 strikeouts.
    • She was the GLIAC Player of the Year in 2002 and 2003 and led the Lakers to four NCAA Regional appearances.
    • She also pitched professionally for the Lady Explorers and served as an assistant coach at Grand Valley State.
  • 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

    >> Click HERE to read the MLive story.

  • 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

    >> Click HERE to read the MLive story.

  • Inducted 2008

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