Kristy Stark - MCSHOF Inductee - 2007
A two-time all-state basketball player for Mason County Eastern, Kristy Stark's 1,779 points set the state record for career scoring in 1979, breaking the record held by Magic Johnson's sister, Evelyn. Stark earned All-American mention and her scoring record earned her a spot in Sports Illustrated's Faces in the Crowd section and Michigan Senate Resolution. Stark, with her trademark pigtails flying, set MCE records for points in a game (46), in a season (635) and in a career. She also still holds Eastern's school record for consecutive free throws made with 29. When she graduated from Eastern, she held county records for single-game and career scoring. She was a three-time first-team All-Western Michigan D League selection in basketball. A versatile athlete, Stark earned All-League honors in softball in all four years of high school. She attended Northwood Institute where she was named the team's Most Valuable Player and earned All-Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference honors as a senior in 1984. At Northwood, Stark pitched a no-hitter, the first in that school's history. She played recreation softball in Mason County's extensive fast-pitch program for many years. Playing second base for Metalworks, she earned first-team All-American honors in 1994, helping the team to a second-place finish in the national tournament. She was an All-American honorable mention in 1992 when the team finished in third-place. Stark was a member of the Scottville Scotties state championship team in 1982. For the past 20 years, Stark has been the varsity girls basketball coach at Mason County Eastern. Her teams have won 291 games with eight Western Michigan D League championships, nine district titles and one regional crown. Her team, in 2000, was undefeated in the regular season at 20-0, ranked third in the state, and finished 23-1.