2009

Basketball 1952-53 Ludington High School

2009
Ludington High School - Inductee

Basketball

The team that launched the Golden Age of Basketball in Mason County, the 1953 Ludington Orioles won 21 games and lost two and is still the only LHS squad to advance to the state finals. Coached by Joe Kowatch, who was then in his first year at Ludington, the team won the North Central championship as well as Class B district and regional titles. The team won its first four games of the season befo ...Read More...

Bob Organ

2009
Ludington High School - Inductee

Baseball, Basketball, Football

Bob Organ earned all-state honors in 1989 and 1990 in football and was a member of the Detroit News Blue-Chip team signifying the best 11 players in Michigan. He was also listed as one of the top 100 prep players in the nation by Street & Smith magazine. His junior year he caught 13 passes for 215 yards and five touchdowns and Ludington, which was 9-1, was champion of the Seaway Conference. Th ...Read More...

Chris Raven

2009
Mason County Central - Inductee

Basketball

As a high school basketball player, Chris Raven scored 1,066 points. When he graduated in 1975, that was second only to Mike Hankwitz at Mason County Central. As a junior, the 6-foot, 3-inch Raven averaged 18.3 points per game. A two-time All-West Michigan Conference selection in basketball, he was also a first-team Class C all-stater as a senior, scoring 559 points when he averaged a school-recor ...Read More...

Glenda (Gruno) Krebs

2009
Mason County Central - Inductee

Basketball, Fast-Pitch Softball, Track & Field

An outstanding guard, Glenda (Gruno) Krebs scored 1,044 points with a single-game high of 37 in her high school basketball career, the first girl at Mason County Central to go over a thousand. Said her former teammate and current Mason County Hall of Fame board member Christy Christmas, "Called 'Girl-Guard Gruno' because most thought she played like a guy - she could dribble the ball 'like a guy' ...Read More...

J. Russell Houk

2009
Ludington High School - Inductee

Baseball, Fast-Pitch Softball

Russell Houk led Ludington High to Big Seven basketball championships in 1938, 1939 and 1940 and was the Orioles leading scorer his senior season. He was the president of his class, graduating with honors. One of the area's premier athletes in the 1940's and 1950's, he attended Central Michigan University where he played center at 6-feet, 4 inches and 170 pounds, in 1941 and 1942 before enlisting ...Read More...

Chelsea Henderson

2009
Ludington High School - HS Honoree

Basketball, Cross Country, Track & Field, Volleyball

Chelsea Henderson competed in four different sports at Ludington High School, earning varsity letters in volleyball (2 years), basketball (3 years), cross-country (1 year), and track (4 years). In track & field she earned all-conference honors four times, qualified for the state meet three times, and was academic all-state as a freshman on the mile relay. Chelsea also garnered all-conference h ...Read More...

Weston Squires

2009
Mason County Central - HS Honoree

Basketball, Football, Track & Field

A three sport athlete, Weston Squires showed great leadership skills in his high school career as he was selected to be Team Captain in all three sports. He earned varsity letters in football (2 years), basketball (2 years), and track (4 years). In football, Weston earned all-conference honors as a tight-end and was an all-conference scholar athlete in both football and basketball. Weston truly ex ...Read More...