Joe Kowatch

2006
Ludington High School - Inductee

Athletic Director, Basketball, Coach, Football

Joe Kowatch was an outstanding athlete. Born in Ionia, he attended Ionia High School where he participated in football, basketball, baseball and track. He excelled in football as a halfback. Joe's older brother, John, played fullback and his younger brother, Al, was also a halfba ...Read More...

Melanie (Weaver) Barnett

2006
Mason County Central - Inductee

Track & Field

On an unseasonably cold day in the spring of 1979, Mason County Central girls track and field coach Gerry Genter thought it would speed things along if the two-mile races for boys and girls were combined in their dual meet with North Muskegon. "Their (athletic director) came up t ...Read More...

Mike Larsen

2006
Ludington High School - Inductee

Baseball, Football, Track & Field

A two-time all-state basketball player at Ludington High, Mike Larsen set records for the most points scored in a career (1,336) and in a game (45). He also set records for rebounds in a career (1,097), a season (460) and a game (30). Mike led the Orioles to a 19-4 finish and a b ...Read More...

Steve Papes

2006
Free Soil High School - Inductee

Baseball, Basketball, Fast-Pitch Softball, Track & Field

The oldest of three baseball-playing brothers from Free Soil who competed for Central Michigan University, Steve Papes earned All-America honors in 1970, when he was the most valuable player and captain on a 36-4 Chippewa squad. "A great deal of the success we had this season was ...Read More...

Tim Quinn

2006
Ludington High School - Inductee

Basketball, Football, Track & Field

At 165 pounds, Tim Quinn was well-muscled. At 6-foot-1, he was lean and angular with the kind of physique that would lend itself to any endeavor. Indeed, when he graduated from Ludington High in January 1932, the quick-to-smile, easy-going Quinn was the school's best football pla ...Read More...

Danielle Drewry

2006
Mason County Eastern - HS Honoree

Basketball, Cross Country, Track & Field, Volleyball

Danielle Drewry earned twelve varsity letters in her four years of high school at Mason County Eastern - one in cross country, three in volleyball, four in basketball and four in track and field. She made the All-Western Michigan D League team in cross country once, ...Read More...

Kyle Gurzynski

2006
Ludington High School - HS Honoree

Baseball, Basketball, Soccer

Ludington High School's success in baseball, basketball and soccer over the last four years was due, in no small part, to the contributions of Kyle Gurzynski. He earned three varsity letters in each sport. In baseball, Ludington won three consecutive conference titles and Gurzyns ...Read More...

Jeff Barnett

2005
Mason County Central - Inductee

Basketball, Cross Country, Track & Field

Jeff Barnett was the first area athlete to earn All-State honors in three sports: basketball, cross country and track. His performance in the 1986 Class C State Track and Field Finals at Bangor has never been equaled, let alone surpassed. On an unseasonably warm day, Barnett won ...Read More...

Luke & Murphy Jensen

2005
Ludington High School - Inductee

Tennis

Growing up in Ludington, Luke went with his mother, Patricia, to East Grand Rapids, where he became a state champion tennis player during his high school years. He attended the University of Southern California and was an All-American in singles and doubles. During his playing ca ...Read More...

Maria (Shoup) Holbrook

2005
Mason County Eastern - Inductee

Track & Field

As she enters the Mason County Sports Hall of Fame, Maria (Shoup) Holbrook has won more individual track and field state championships, ten, than any other female in Michigan. A 1981 Mason County Eastern High School graduate, Maria's high school career accomplishments went like t ...Read More...