Mason County Sports Hall of Fame

Welcome to the page of the Mason County Sports Hall of Fame. Our vision to Recognize outstanding athletes & contributors. Share memories, preserve legacies, instill life lessons, and add value to our community in unique ways.

The hall of fame’s Class of 2020 will induct Robert Ayers, Adam Johnson, Dave Killips, Kelly Smith, Annie (Tewel) Sadosty and the 2006-07 Mason County Central volleyball team.

“The Mason County Sports Hall of Fame is proud to recognize, honor and enshrine these outstanding athletes for the Class of 2020,” stated Hall President Vic Burwell. “We honor the first individual member of our rich soccer heritage, a softball player that tossed a perfect game in a state tournament, a world champion, arguably the best male amateur tennis player of our area, a multi all-state female basketball and track athlete and the best volleyball team of our area.”

Watch our videos for the Class of 2020 here.

Class of 2020 Inductees:

Adrianna Malburg

2020
Custer High School - HS Honoree

Cross Country, Track & Field

Zachary Quinn

2020
Mason County Central - HS Honoree

Wrestling

Robert Ayers

2020
Ludington High School - Inductee

Fast-Pitch Softball

Kelly Smith

2020
Mason County Central - Inductee

Motocross

Annie (Tewel) Sadosty

2020
Ludington High School - Inductee

Basketball

Dave Killips

2020
Ludington High School - Inductee

Tennis

Adam Johnson

2020
Ludington High School - Inductee

Soccer

2007 MCC Volleyball Team

2020
Mason County Central - Inductee

Volleyball

Mason County Sports Hall of Fame Announces Induction Plans for the MCSHOF Class of 2020/2021

Following the Mason County Sports Hall of Fame Class of 2020 banquet cancellation,  June of 2020, the Board of Directors worked diligently throughout the winter to plan a quality recognition to honor the MCSHOF Class of 2020, June 26, 2021.   However, in the continued COVID environment, the  Board of Directors must commit to the safety of all involved with the honoring of our inductees. After reviewing options for recognizing the MCSHOF Class of 2020/2021, the Board of Directors, at the  April 7, 2021 meeting,  a decision was made that the organization could not responsibly conduct a COVID-safe environment for our honored inductees, families, and guests if an in-person event was conducted.  Alternately, the organization has chosen to conduct pre-recorded MCSHOF Class of 2020/2021 induction event, with a focus on honoring our inductees in a special and unique way.

The Board of Directors has always taken pride in the recognition and honoring of the athletes inducted into the Mason County Sports Hall of Fame.  This year’s format will honor those athletes and their achievements, and provides a lasting memory of the induction, while respecting the health and safety of the honorees and those attending.  The MCSHOF Class of 2020/2021 consist of, Robert “Bob” Ayers, Adam Johnson, Dave Killips, Dr. Annie (Tewel) Sadosty, Kelly Smith, the 2007 MCC Girls State Volleyball Runner up, and the 1921 League Champion Ludington Mariners professional baseball team.  Watch our LINK that will be provided on our www.masoncountysportshalloffame.org web site the week of June 26, 2021.

The MCSHOF will continue to also honor the Male and Female High School Athletes of the year, and also acknowledge them in our pre-recorded Induction Events that will be conducted.

According to Vic Burwell, President, “We are certainly disappointed this decision was necessary, but we trust the athletes and community will respect our sincere desire to keep everyone involved in our recognition program as safe as possible.

Mason County Sports HOF Updates Building

MCSHF VISION Statement

“Recognize outstanding athletes & contributors.  Share memories, preserve legacies, instill life lessons, and add value to our community in unique ways.”

The MCSHF is proud to introduce the 2020 opening of our new H of F. It is a venue that will make all inductees proud, and honored, to be a formal part of this new sports museum in Mason County, in cooperation with the Mason County Historical Society, and in collaboration with Van Heest & Associates Exhibit Designers.
The venue will be called: “Beyond the game: The value of sports”

Overview of inside of the building with lessons “Beyond the Game”

Overview of the back of the building with simulation screens of lessons to be learned from the value of the sports.

Each value will be assigned to a local athlete and a professional athlete so they can share their story.

In addition to honoring and recognizing our area’s outstanding athletes, contributors, and teams, the hall will focus on, and feature exhibits that reflect the six significant life lessons that athletics can teach.  Leadership, respect, embracing teamwork, overcoming adversity, understanding perseverance, and developing character.  In addition, there will be five areas of emphasis that have contributed greatly to the legacy of Mason County Sports.  These legacy exhibits will focus on the MacPhail family; the five consecutive MHSAA state girls gymnastics championships;  the Mason County Eastern girls softball dominance of 32 consecutive years of winning at least the state MHSAA District softball championship, among many other championships; the Jensens family sports legacy; and, the legacy of Mason County Fast-Pitch softball.  Five decades of 50 plus male and female teams that won countless district, regional, state, and national championships. Also featured in the renovated MCSHF exhibits will be nine local hall of fame athletes and their respective stories on the values learned from sports that have contributed to their life success after sports. 

Also, the renovated hall of fame will have interactive touch screens for viewing the achievements and stories of the 86 inductees into the MCSHF, and the high school male and female athletes of the year.  There will be opportunities to engage with other interactive exhibits, and photo ops with some of the world’s most famous athletes next to life size images.  It is the goal of the MCSHF to continue to recognize outstanding athletes & contributors.  Share memories, preserve legacies, instill life lessons, and add value to our community in unique ways.