Presentation on theme: "Plainwell High School Athletic Hall of Fame"— Presentation transcript:
1Plainwell High School Athletic Hall of Fame By Michael Parr, Library DirectorJoe Sparks class of 2001And student library aides present
2Brian Arehart ‘77 Brian earned 9 varsity letters 2 football 3 basketball4 track.Basketball honors …Co-captainMost Valuable PlayerAll-ConferenceAll-State, third teamWOTV All-Stars, second teamCareer Scoring Mark
3Brian Arehart ‘77 Track honors … Holding the school high jump record at 6'7“Undefeated all four years in dual meetsConference championshipsAfter PHS …Attended KVCCQualified for the Junior College National Track Meet in the high jump with a jump of 6'8".
6Erin Ascherman ‘94 Won the PHS Female Athlete of the year award, 1994 Beyond PHS …Played collegiate soccer at Kalamazoo CollegeSoccer team captain at K College, 2 yearsDefensive Most Valuable PlayerName to MIAA Conference team, twiceCoached soccer at Loy NorrixOfficiated high school volleyball
8Lisa Ashton ‘90 Recognition beyond PHS … MVP Wolverine Conference, soccer, ’88, ’89 & ‘90All-Conference, soccer, ’88, ’89 & ‘90All State, soccer, ’88, ‘89 & ’90Soccer Player of the Year, class B-C-D, ‘90
9Lisa Ashton ‘90 Lisa set many of the PHS women's soccer records … Leading goal scorer, four yearsMost goals in a career, 103Most goals in a single game, 7Most goals in a season, 37 in both ‘89 & ‘901990 state of Michigan's leading scorer, 62 goals and assists.
10Lisa Ashton ‘90 After PHS … Graduate of the University of Michigan Started all four years on the UM soccer team Leading scorer for the UM team in ‘91, ‘92 & ‘93 Holds five records at UM including the most goals and assists in a career with 110Assistant soccer coach at Marshall High School
11Don Aukerman ‘56 Don earned 7 varsity letters: 2 football 1 basketball 3 baseball1 trackAchievements include:Co-captain the football team All-Opponent Team23 points in the district basketball game.First male to earn varsity letters in four sports in one year Athlete of the Year
12Don Aukerman ‘56Coaches persuaded Don, a ninth grader, not to quit school to workAfter graduating from PHS …Turned down a full-ride football scholarship to DartmouthPlayed baseball the Kalamazoo City LeagueBuilt a baseball Diamond on his farm in Delton for local church & little league teamsThe diamond is still know as Aukerman's field
13Bob Bailey ‘42 Bob earned 7 varsity letters: 3 football 3 basketball 1 baseball which was only offered his senior yearHonors …Captain, football, basketball and baseballBatted .500Held leading basketball scorer to two points
14Bob Bailey ‘42After PHS …Turned down a baseball scholarship at WMU to join World War II effortServe in Army three yearsWounded in actionCoached & umpired area baseball & softball teams after the war
15Ben Blake ‘96 Ben earned 10 varsity letters 3 Football 3 Basketball 4 Track and FieldFootball accomplishments ...All-Conference, twiceMost Valuable Player, 1995Team captain, 1995Member of first PHS team to qualify for the state playoffsSelected to play in the 1996 state East – West All-Star game
16Ben Blake ‘96 Basketball achievements … All-Conference, twice All-State, twiceMost Valuaable Player, twiceAcademic All-State, twice36 points, with seven, 3 point shots vs K ChristianSet two PHS records: for most 3 point shots in a game and in a season
17Ben Blake ‘96 Track and Field achievements … Member of four conference championship teamsFour individual Conference Champions:high jump, 400 meter dash,800 meter relay and 1600meter relayMember of the State Champion 1600 meter relay teamSet two school records: 400 dash and meter relay
18Ben Blake ‘96After PHS …Earned four varsity letters in football at Yale UniversityMember of Yale’s Ivy League Championship team, 1999Set Yale record of 30 consecutive football startsYale career stats of:188 tackles9 interceptions
19Phil Buffenbarger ‘49 Phillip earned 11 varsity letters: 2 football 3 basketball3 baseball3 trackAwards included:All-Conference, basketball & baseball, ‘49Detroit Free Basketball All State Team, Honorable Mention, ‘49Captain, basketball, twice & baseball once
20Phil Buffenbarger ‘49 Basketball accomplishments included … Season top scorer twiceScoring 26 points in a tough game against Zeeland.Track achievements included …Conference & Regional Dash Champion in ‘49Third in the 220 yard dash at the State Meet, ‘49Fifth in the 100 yard dash at the State Meet, ‘49
21Tom Dreier ‘57 Tom earned 11 varsitv letters 3 football 3 basketball 3 baseball2 track
22Tom Dreier ‘57 Achievements include … All Conference, football, basketball & baseballAll-Southwestem Michigan, basketballCaptain, footballAfter PHS …1961 graduate of Western Michigan UniversityThree-year varsity letter winner in basketball, WMUCoached league baseball
24Malen Earl ‘93 More accomplishments … All-County, basketball, 4 years All-Conference, basketballAll-State, basketballAll-Region, tennisTeam captain, basketball, 3 seasonsTeam captain, soccerAfter PHS …Earn a letter in soccer at Western Michigan UniversityAll MAC Conference Honorable mentionRunner-up MAC Rookie of the Year
26Staci Hendershott 1987 Soccer achievements at PHS Captain, all four yearsAll-Conference all four yearsAll-State Team, ‘87Class B-C-D Player of the Year, ‘87
27Staci Hendershott ‘87 After PHS … Played soccer at MSU Captain of MSU soccer team, two yearsNamed All-Central Region Team twiceMost Valuable Player her senior year at MSUAssistant Women’s soccer coach, MSUEstablished the women’s soccer program and coached at the University of Nevada, Los Vegas
28Jeff Hess ‘76 Jeff earned 8 varsity letters 4 cross country 4 track PHS records in track …two-mile relayone-mile relay440 yard dashmile run880 yard run
29Jeff Hess ‘76 Jeff’s finest performances Conference, regional, and state meetsWolverine Conference 880 yard run sophomore, junior, and senior years (still the Wolverine Conference Meet record)Conference 440 yard dash junior and senior yearsAnchor leg on mile relay team that won league meet all four years
30Jeff Hess ‘76 Jeff’s senior year all-state in track placed 2nd in mile run at state meet (another school record)named to 1976 High School All-American Track Teamindividual Wolverine Conference championindividual regional winnerAfter graduation …ran cross country and track for Western Michigan UniversityJeff later died in spring of 1981 at age of twenty-three from injuries sustained in motorcycle accident
31Rand Hogarth ‘ 73 Rand earned 8 varsity letters 3 football 3 track and field2 basketballFootball accomplishments …All-Conference, twiceMember of a team thatamassed a 22 –5 recordMember of a team with a 8game winning streak and 17consecutive winsSet a record of 22 tacklesagainst Portage Central
32Rand Hogarth ‘ 73 Honors and awards … Co Most Valuable Player, footballAll-State, football, 1972After PHS …Full scholarship to WMU for footballCoached freshman and sophomore football in Colorado
33Steve Hope ‘91 Steve earned 4 varsity letters in swimming Highlights … Set records in five events:200 medley relay200 freestyle500 freestyle200 freestyle relay400 freestyle relay
34Steve Hope ‘91 Swimming Honor and Awards … Earned All-Conference award in 16 eventsAll-State in 4 eventsSet the state record in 500 freestyleState Champion in 3 eventsState of Michigan Swimmer of the year, 1991All-American, 1991Most Valuable Team Member, ’90 and ‘91
35Steve Hope ‘91 After PHS … Member of Hope College swim team Won Conference ChampionshipWon National ChampionshipSelected to the All-Conference teamNCAA Division III All-American
36Ron Howrigon ‘59 Ron earned 12 varsity letters Football accomplishments …Member of the Conference Co-Championship team, ‘56Co-Most Valuable Player, ‘twiceAll-State Honorable mentionBasketball accomplishments …Member of the only team to make it to the State Semi-Final gameAll-State, fourth team
37Ron Howrigon ‘59 Tennis … Team captain Most Valuable player, twice Runner up at State finalsPresident of Varsity clubCo-Athlete of the year, ‘59
38Walt Kaechele ‘62 Walt earned 9 varsity letters 4 track 3 basketball 2 footballAs a sophomore…440 conference and regional championPlaced 5th at the state track meet.
39Walt Kaechele ‘62 His junior year… Named area football player of the week after first game, but a knee injury sidelined him the remainder of the seasonMember of the District Championship basketball teamSet the school and conference track record in the 440 run. Member of the record setting 880 relay teamSet the pole vault record at 11'3'‘Track team captain
40Walt Kaechele ‘62 After PHS… Walt's senior year… Teacher and coach of boys and girls basketball, tennis, track and football at Allegan Schools, 30 plus yearsFirst recipient of the Michigan Assistant Tennis Coach of the Year AwardWalt's senior year…Seven pass receptions - all for touchdowns, an unofficial recordMember of Plainwell‘s first Wolverine Conference football championshipAll-conference, basketball, second teamTrack team captainSchool record in the 220 dash at 22.3, still standingTerry Berry Award for Athletic Excellence
41Anita Kesteris ‘86 Anita earned 6 varsity letters 2 basketball 2 volleyball2 trackBasketball achievements …Member of the Wolverine Conference and District Championship teams, ’85 & ’86The ’86 team compiled an outstanding record of 22-1.
42Anita Kesteris ‘86 Volleyball accomplishments Member of ‘86 team that posted a recordThe ’86 team was ranked 5th in the stateMember of the ‘85 USA-Kalamazoo Junior Olympic volleyball team.
43Anita Kesteris ‘86 Her 1985 track Track achievements Set the PHS high jump record, 5'2"Set the PHS mile relay record at 4:13.5All-Conference honors in the high jump, the 440-yard dash and the mile relay.Qualified for the State Track Meet in four events: the high jump, 880 relay, 400 dash and the mile relayThe 880-relay team placed 5th in the stateHer 1985 track
44Anita Kesteris ‘86 After PHS … Four year volleyball letter winner at Northern Illinois University where she earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Social WorkMember of NIU volleyball team that won the North Star Conference TournamentRanked 15th in the nation for service acesAssistant women’s track coach at PHS ‘92Coached varsity volleyball at Paw Paw and AlleganContinues to play volleyball on area teams.
45Roxanne Munch ‘86 Roxanne earned six varsity letters 3 basketball 3 volleyball.Basketball Achievements includeAll-Conference, ’85 & ‘86Member of the ‘84 District Championship teamMember of the 1985 undefeated (regular season) team
46Roxanne Munch ‘86 Her Volleyball accomplishments … Team captain All-Conference, twiceAll-State teamAthlete of the Year, 1986Member Jr. Olympic Volleyball team 4 years, placing second at the ‘85 Jr. NationalsAfter PHS …Named to Top 50 National Recruits in volleyballFull volleyball scholarship to Eastern Michigan UniversityAll-MAC, ’87,’88, ’89 & ‘90All-Midwest Region ‘90Captain of the EMU team ’89 & ‘90EMU female Academic Athlete of the Year, ‘90
48Ruddy O'Boyle ‘62 All-Conference, basketball Shot Put accomplishments are impressive …Set the school record in shot put, and as of ‘99 this record still stands at 55' 5-3/4'‘First at the Conference Track Meet, ‘62Second at the State Track Meet, ‘62First at the Champions Track MeetMember of the 440 relay team
49Dan Pell ‘59 Dan earned 8 varsity letters 2 football 3 basketball 3 trackOff the field …President of his class freshman, sophomore and junior yearsMember of varsity clubMember of the National Honor Society.
50Dan Pell ‘59 Athletic honors … Honorable mention All-State basketball & footballPlaced first in Wolverine Conference in high jumpPart of twenty game win streak in basketballMember of 1959 basketball team that reached state-final game
51Dan Pell ‘59After PHS …Received athletic an academic scholarship at K CollegePlayed football at Kalamazoo CollegeK College leading receiver for two seasons
52Mike Schiffer ‘74 Mike earned 8 varsity letters 2 football 2 basketball4 trackMike’s basketball …Captain four yearsBest field goal percentageMost Valuable Player, ‘73
53Mike Schiffer ‘74 Football achievements … Tri-captain, ‘73 Continued 17 game winning streak- finishing the season undefeated (first in27 yrs.)26 receptions for 449 yards, 1973 season80 points8 punts for touchdownsSelected all-conference for offense and defenseMost Valuable playerAll-state honorable mention honors, ‘72All-state second team honors at end position ‘73
54Mike Schiffer ‘74 Mike’s track achievements Served as tri-captain Placed first in high hurdles and high jumpPlaced second in low hurdles at regional track meet , ‘73helped team to it's regional championship.Senior year included 23 straight team winsheld Plainwell school records for 880 yard relay at 1 minute-33.5 seconds and 440 yards relay at 45.5 secondsheld the individual record for high hurdles at 14.9 seconds
55Ian Smith '87 Ian earned 10 varsity letters 2 swimming 4cross country 4 trackCross country accomplishments …Most Valuable runner, four yearsAll-Conference, four yearsPlaced in top four at regional meet, four yearsAll-State honors, three yearsTeam captain,
56Ian Smith '87 Track achievements … Most Valuable member three years All-Conference honors, four yearsFirst place finishes in 1600 meter run, 3200 meter run, 800 meter run and 3200 meter relay, 1987 Conference MeetState Champion, 1600 Meter & four other top five finishes, 1987Named Outstanding Conference Meet Performer, 1987Held PHS school record in 3200 Meter run at 9:20
57Ian Smith '87 At Michigan State University … Cross Country team, four varsity lettersEarned four varsity letters, indoor & outdoor trackHeld MSU school record for indoor 3000-meter runAcademic All-Big Ten, four years, Outdoor Track team
58Ian Smith '87 Academic All-Big Ten, four years Division I All-American honors and Division I Academic All-American honors, ‘91All-Big Ten, ‘91Earned team's Leadership Award, ‘90 & ‘91Team Captain, ‘90 & ‘91
59Jack Streidl 1945 -1985 Jack Streidl’s career 38 year teaching & coaching career at PHS, interrupted briefly for Naval service during the Korean WarCoached football, basketball, and track,Athletic directorTaught biology and physical education
60Jack Streidl 1945 -1985 Striedl’s track accomplishments … Fifty-five straight dual meet victoriesAfter one loss, 35 more consecutive victories were recordedCareer record of 90-1
61Jack Streidl 1945 -1985 His football achievements Career record ofFirst high school football coach in Michigan to win 200 games at one schoolDedication to Plainwell football is evident in renaming of PHS athletic field to "Streidl Field" in 1975
62Jack Streidl 1945 -1985 High Honors … Selected to Michigan High School Coaches Association Hall of Fame, ‘80Coached West Team All-Star football game, ‘82Named to Detroit Free Press Hall of Fame, ’82Named to Michigan High School Football Coaches Hall of Fame, ‘83Western Michigan University WMU Hall of Fame member
63Mike Swope ‘82 Mike earned 9 varsity letters 2 football 3 basketball 4 trackOn the Football field …Two-way starterTeam captainSelected to the all conference team,1981Made two crucial pass interceptions to help beat Otsego, the 17th straight
64Mike Swope ‘82 Basketball accomplishments … Most Valuable player, ’80 & ‘82Leading scorer for two seasonsCaptain both his junior and senior year.
65Mike Swope ‘82 Track & Field … Won the Wayne Falan Award for the Outstanding Athlete of the Wolverine Conference Meet,1982Set two conference & PHS records, 14.6 in the 110 meter high hurdles & 37.9 in the 300 meter low hurdles, ,82All-State Track honors, ‘82Team captain, ‘82After PHS …Played football and lightweight football at Princeton UniversityMember of Princeton Tigers indoor and outdoor track teams, two yearsCoached football at Rocky Mount, (North Carolina) Senior High School. Coaches AYSO soccer
66Chelle Thomas ‘81 Chelle earned 6 varsity letters: 2 basketball 4 trackBasketball achievements …Selected all-conference first team, ‘81Most Valuable Player, ‘81Team captainHelped lead team to the regional final game
67Chelle Thomas ‘81 Chelle’s track career … Team captain four years Held the record for 110 yard low hurdles at 15.1 and 220 yard low hurdle record at 28.6Member of Conference championship team, ‘81Competed in events at state track meet 3 yearsWinner of All-Sports award, ‘81
68Chelle Thomas ‘81 After graduation … Member of KVCC basketball team All-state, basketball, KVCCBasketball team captain, KVCCMVP, basketball, KVCCHighest basketball scoring average in the state, KVCC, ’83All Region honors, basketball, KVCC
69Chelle Thomas ‘81 Beyond KVCC … Member of Western Michigan University track team and competing in Heptathlon and PentathlonAwarded Dale B. Lake Award for student-athlete with highest grade point averageNow teaches in Special Education Department at Otsego High SchoolAssistant Girls’ Track coach at Otsego
70Gary Vanderweele ‘84 Gary earned 8 varsity letters: 3 basketball 3 football2 trackDuring basketball seasonCo-captain of team senior yearName to the All-conference teamteam held 17 game winning streakWolverine Conference Champions after going undefeated
71Gary Vanderweele ‘84 Football achievements … Leading tackles junior and senior years Selected all-conference offense & defense,1984All-state, second team, 1984Selected to play in Michigan East-West All-star game, 1984selected Athlete of Year, 1984
72Gary Vanderweele ‘84 After graduation … Lettered in football at Western Michigan University four yearsPlayed and started in every WMU football game fromEarned numerous Offensive Lineman-of- the-Week honorsPlayed on Mid-American Conference Championship teamPlayed in the California Bowl
75Bob Weller '63After PHS …Teacher at Middleville/Thornapple Kellogg schools fromCoached varsity golf, varsity softball, freshman boy's basketball, 7th & 8th grade girl's and boy's basketball and Middle School wrestling in his school district.
76Brad Whitmore ‘71 Brad earned 6 varsity letters 2 Football 2 Basketball2 Track and FieldFootball career …All-Conference, twiceAll-State Honorable Mention, 1971Team Tri-CaptainScored 4 touchdowns in a single game against Three Rivers
77Brad Whitmore ‘71 Track accomplishments … Placed third in the State Track Finals in the high jumpSet the two school records:high jump, 6’ 4”long jump, 21’ 4 ½” SeniorSenior Athlete of the Year, 1971
78Brad Whitmore ‘71 After graduation … Played rugby at University of MichiganWon the National Orienteering Championship in ’94 and ‘97Earn a Ph. D. in Astronomy, U-M ‘80Employed at Space Telescope Science Institute, where he works with the Hubble Space Telescope
79Norm Young ‘59 Norm earned ten varsity letters at PHS 2 football 2 basketball3 baseball3 trackFootball accmplishments …Most Valuable playerAll Conference,All state, Honorable MentionWolverine Conference record for longest run from scrimmage, 97 yards
80Norm Young ‘59 Basketball … All-Conference team, ‘59 All-State team, ’591959 team held a 20 game win streak, losing only to the eventual Class C State champions in overtimeBaseball & track …Batted over .300 three yearsTrack team captainHeld the 100 yard dash record.Selected The Kalamazoo Gazette Southwest Michigan Athlete of the Year, ‘59