Mason County Central

Jeff Henry

2019
Mason County Central - Inductee

Wrestling

Jeff Henry Jeff Henry is a 1977 graduate of Mason County Central, and he is Mason County's first ever state champion in the sport of wrestling. Henry won the title at 138 pounds with an undefeated record of 32-0 during his senior year. Henry was a four-time state tournament qualifier — a first for a Mason County wrestler — and he was the state runner-up in 1976 at 132 pounds with a 32-1 rec ...Read More...

Erica Bieniek

2019
Mason County Central - Inductee

Erica Reed Erica Reed, a 1999 graduate of Mason County Central, golfed four years for Mason County Central's boys’ team, and she was the team most valuable player her senior year. She went on to play four seasons at Western Michigan University where she was a three-year captain and was voted the most valuable player three years. She earned first team All-Mid-American Conference while setting ...Read More...

Duane Ingraham Sr.

2018
Mason County Central - Inductee

Coach

Duane Ingraham Sr. coached Mason County Central's boys basketball team to the Class C state tournament in 1966. Ingraham had two coaching stints with the Spartans, in the 1960s and in the 1980s, and he guided the teams to four district championships, a regional title and four West Michigan Conference titles. He was 143-81 in 10 seasons coaching the Spartans, and he was named the Muskegon Chronicle ...Read More...

Jacob Shoop

2017
Mason County Central - HS Honoree

Cross Country, Track & Field, Wrestling

Qualified all four years at the state meet in cross country. All conference champ Jr and Sr year in wrestling. Won 3rd place at state Jr year and state champ Sr year in wrestling. 3.57 gpa, National Honor Society, Gold recipient H.G. Bacon award, MHSAA Scholar athlete award recipient. Active in 4-H and St. Mary's church. Jacob will be attending Grand View University, Des Moines, Iowa to continue w ...Read More...

Leanna (Wolf) Geers

2017
Mason County Central - Inductee

Cross Country, Track & Field

Leanna (Wolf) Geers shined brightly on the track and the cross country courses for Mason County Central and Ferris State University. Geers graduated from MCC in 2002 and owned four school records (400-meter, 800, 3,200 relay and 1,600 relay) with multiple West Michigan Conference championships in the 400 and 800 runs with the 1,600 and 3,200 relays. She was awarded the female Senior Sportsmansh ...Read More...

Jenny (Irwin) Every

2016
Mason County Central - Inductee

Track & Field

Jenny (Irwin) Every set several Ferris State University track records after an outstanding high school career at Mason County Central. At MCC, she qualified for the state meet four times running in the 800-meter and 1,600 as well as the 1,600 and 3,200 relays. Irwin set six Ferris State records and made appearances three consecutive years at the NCAA Division II meet, was named the 2006 GLIAC Most ...Read More...

Mason County Central 1986 Boys Track Team

2016
Mason County Central - Inductee

Track & Field

The 1986 Mason County Central Boys Track and Field Team won the MHSAA Class C state championship, defeating Detroit St. Martin dePorres by two points in the state meet. The Spartans started the season after finishing as the state runner-up in 1985. MCC went on to win the 17-team Fremont Invitational, the East Grand Rapids Invitational, the Traverse City Relays and the West Michigan Conference titl ...Read More...

Kylie Mount

2016
Mason County Central - HS Honoree

Basketball, Track & Field, Volleyball

The 2015-16 Mason County Sports Hall of Fame Female Student-Athlete of the Year is Mason County Central's Kylie Mount. She earned four letters each in basketball and track and field while also earning three letters in volleyball. She set the Mason County Central school record in the high jump while being all-state twice in the 100-meter hurdles and once in the long jump. In 2016 alone, she was ...Read More...

Spencer Knizacky

2016
Mason County Central - HS Honoree

Baseball, Football, Wrestling

The 2015-16 Mason County Sports Hall of Fame Male Student-Athlete of the Year is Mason County Central's Spencer Knizacky. He competed all four of his high school years on the wrestling and baseball teams and for three seasons on the varsity football team. He is a two-time West Michigan Conference, district and regional champion in wrestling and he placed three years at the state meet, including ...Read More...

Greg Melchert

2015
Mason County Central - Inductee

Baseball, Fast-Pitch Softball, Football, Wrestling

Greg Melchert was an outstanding baseball and football player as well as wrestler at Mason County Central, and he found his greatest success in baseball. He played at Western Michigan and went on to pitch in the Detroit Tigers farm system for Lakeland and Utica. He was an All-State special mention in baseball. He was a three-time state qualifier in wrestling, finishing fourth as an individual and ...Read More...