2014

Don Stokely

2014
Ludington High School - Inductee

Baseball, Coach, Football

Don Stokely keeps a watchful eye of the baseball diamond at the corner of Gaylord and Lowell streets. That diamond bears his name after he oversaw the Ludington baseball program for 33 years. Stokely compiled a record of 452 wins and 288 losses and saw his teams win 11 league titles, six district titles and one regional crown. He was a regional coach of the year in 2001 and was the Class A & B Mus ...Read More...

Fabian Knizacky

2014
Free Soil High School - Inductee

Race Walking

Fabian Knizacky was a great race-walker, finishing ninth in the 1984 Olympic trials for the 50-kilometer race walk. The four-year varsity letterwinner from Free Soil in cross country went on to Aquinas College where he really excelled. At Aquinas, he was the first three-time all-American for the school and was the first person to win All-American honors in indoor track. In all, he is a five-time a ...Read More...

Melissa (Thompson) Gross

2014
Ludington High School - Inductee

Basketball, Track & Field

Melissa (Thompson) Gross ran her way into what's seemingly a permanent place in the Ludington High record books. While an oriole, she set a school record in the 1,600-meter run and was a member of the school-record setting 1,600-meter relay team. She was also a state champion miler in 1982 while running to third in 1983 in the 800-meter run and third in 1981 in the 1,600-meter run. She also was a ...Read More...

Patricia M. Jensen

2014
Ludington High School - Inductee

Coach, Gymnastics

The Orioles' gymnastics program was built by Patricia M. Jensen and under her guidance, Ludington went 143-3 in duals and won state championships in five consecutive seasons, from 1975 to 1979. That record included 111 consecutive victories, a national record. Sixteeen of her gymnasts were named all-state and 14 earned full college scholarships. She was named the Detroit News Michigan High School ...Read More...

Todd Patulski

2014
Mason County Central - Inductee

Basketball, Fast-Pitch Softball, Track & Field

Todd Patulski has lived a life of athletics and it all began at Mason County Central. Patulski was the 1985 Mason County Central Athlete of the Year as he was a guard on the Spartans' 19-1 boys basketball team and was a state qualifier in the high jump, 300-meter hurdles and 400-meter relay team in track and field. He also played fastpitch softball, including being the starting pitcher on the Clas ...Read More...

Chase Barnett

2014
Mason County Central - HS Honoree

Basketball, Cross Country, Track & Field

Chase Barnett leaves Mason County Central with many school records and state titles in tow after a standout four-year career. He was a four-year star in cross country and track and field while playing two years of boys basketball at Central, one year on the varsity. He was a four-time All-State honoree in cross country, finishing as the state runner-up twice and placing third once. He set the ...Read More...

Madison Geers

2014
Mason County Central - HS Honoree

Basketball, Fast-Pitch Softball, Volleyball

Madison Geers' athleticism couldn't be missed on the floor or in the field during her high school career at Mason County Central. Geers was a four-year varisty letter winner in both basketball and softball while earning three letters in volleyball. She made her biggest mark in basketball, earning Associated Press All-State honors her senior year after setting the all-time scoring mark for Maso ...Read More...

Dr. Howard Hoffman

2014
Ludington High School - Inductee

Football, Track & Field

Long before Dr. Howard Hoffman became a prominent physician in Ludington, Hoffman was a standout athlete at Ludington and then at the University of Michigan. He played three seasons for Ludington High School's football team and was the captain for two of those. He also ran track for Ludington. At Michigan, though, is where Hoffman had an incredible run. He was on the university's track team with h ...Read More...