2012

Dean Adams

2012
Ludington High School - Inductee

Basketball

Dean Adams helped push the Ludington Orioles to a 1955 North Central Conference title with a 15-4 record and a Class B district title while also averaging 21 points per game and taking first-team all-state honors. Following his graduation, he went on to play three years of varsity hoops at Central Michigan University, scoring 1,074 points. When his playing days for the Chippewas were over, he was ...Read More...

George Wilson

2012
Scottville High School - Inductee

Media

George Wilson made his mark on Mason County from the broadcast booth, working as play-by-play man for WKLA from the 1950s and into the 1970s. Even after his play-by-play days were over, Wilson stayed behind the microphone, doing public address work for both Mason County Central and Ludington schools for more than 50 years. He also wrote a local sports column for the Ludington Daily News when he wo ...Read More...

Ken Papes

2012
Free Soil High School - Inductee

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

Ken Papes was a stand out all-around prep athlete at Free Soil, being a state-class sprinter, long-jumper and shot-putter in track and field. In hoops, he averaged more than 25 points per game as a senior and had 1,459 points for his career for Free Soil, tops for the school's history. In baseball he was a part of the Free Soil baseball team that won 54 consecutive games, primarily working as the ...Read More...

Lloyd Wallace

2012
Ludington High School - Inductee

Media

Lloyd Wallace had a lifetime's work as the sports editor for the Ludington Daily News, retiring in 2011 after a remarkable 41-year career. He was instrumental in the Associated Press giving equal coverage to girls athletics through it's polls and all-state teams and won a litany of writing awards in his career, including being named top sports columnist by the AP in the paper's division a record f ...Read More...

Matt Hughes

2012
Ludington High School - Inductee

Rowing, Soccer

Matt Hughes has the distinction of being Ludington's sole Olympian, having competed in the 2008 Summer Games in Beijing, China in rowing. He finished fifth in the men's quadruple sculls in the Olympics, after earlier winning the world championship in Lucerne, Switzerland. Not only an excellent rower, Hughes was the goalkeeper for Ludington's 1998 and 1999 soccer teams that went a combined 43-4-4 w ...Read More...

Susan (McDonald) Monaghan

2012
Ludington High School - Inductee

Basketball, Cross Country

Susan (McDonald) Monaghan has the distinction of being the first outstanding girls distance runner in the county, having owned records at Ludington High in the 880-yard, mile, and two-mile races. No one has surpassed her two-mile mark. She was the state runner-up in 1978 with a time of 11 minutes, 7.7 seconds and placed sixth in the mile. She pioneered the Orioles' cross country program, and did ...Read More...

Alyssa Bryan

2012
Mason County Eastern - HS Honoree

Basketball, Cross Country, Fast-Pitch Softball, Volleyball

Alyssa Bryan is a multiple-letter winner across four sports in her four years at Mason County Eastern. She won four letters with the softball and volleyball teams and three others for basketball. She also has a letter in cross country. She's a four-year first-team all-Western Michigan D League softball honoree and has first-team all-WMD honors in basketball once and volleyball three times. In s ...Read More...

Tyler Thurston

2012
Mason County Eastern - HS Honoree

Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Soccer

Tyler Thurston excelled in his athletic endeavors and the classroom for all four years at Mason County Eastern. In all, he earned 12 athletic letters with four each from soccer and baseball and two each from cross country and basketball. In 2012, he captained all four teams he was involved with and earned first-team all-Western Michigan D League honors for each. In basketball, he tied the single g ...Read More...