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Plainwell High School Athletic Hall of Fame. By Michael Parr, Library Director Joe Sparks class of 2001 And student library aides 1998 - present. Brian Arehart ‘77. Brian earned 9 varsity letters 2 football 3 basketball 4 track. Basketball honors … Co-captain Most Valuable Player

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plainwell high school athletic hall of fame
Plainwell High SchoolAthletic Hall of Fame

By Michael Parr, Library Director

Joe Sparks class of 2001

And student library aides 1998 - present

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Brian Arehart ‘77

Brian earned 9 varsity letters

  • 2 football
  • 3 basketball
  • 4 track.

Basketball honors …

  • Co-captain
  • Most Valuable Player
  • All-Conference
  • All-State, third team
  • WOTV All-Stars, second team
  • Career Scoring Mark
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Brian Arehart ‘77

Track honors …

  • Holding the school high jump record at 6'7“
  • Undefeated all four years in dual meets
  • Conference championships

After PHS …

  • Attended KVCC
  • Qualified for the Junior College National Track Meet in the high jump with a jump of 6'8".
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Erin Ascherman ‘94

Erin earned 11 varsity letters

  • 4 Volleyball
  • 4 Soccer
  • 3 Basketball

Soccer accomplishments …

  • All-Conference, 4 years
  • All-County, 4 years
  • All-State, 2 years
  • Team captain
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Erin Ascherman ‘94

Vollyball accomplishments

  • All-Conference, 3 years
  • All-County, 3 years
  • All-Region, twice
  • All-State
  • Senior All-Academic Team
  • MHSAA Scholar Athlete Award

Basketball accomplishments

  • All-Conference
  • All-County, twice
  • All-State
  • MHSAA Scholar Athete
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Erin Ascherman ‘94

Won the PHS Female Athlete of the year award, 1994

Beyond PHS …

  • Played collegiate soccer at Kalamazoo College
  • Soccer team captain at K College, 2 years
  • Defensive Most Valuable Player
  • Name to MIAA Conference team, twice
  • Coached soccer at Loy Norrix
  • Officiated high school volleyball
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Lisa Ashton ‘90

Lisa earned 7 varsity letters

  • 4 soccer
  • 3 basketball.

PHS honors …

  • Most Valuable Player, basketball, ‘89
  • MVP, soccer, ’88 & ‘90
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Lisa Ashton ‘90

Recognition beyond PHS …

  • MVP Wolverine Conference, soccer, ’88, ’89 & ‘90
  • All-Conference, soccer, ’88, ’89 & ‘90
  • All State, soccer, ’88, ‘89 & ’90
  • Soccer Player of the Year, class B-C-D, ‘90
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Lisa Ashton ‘90

Lisa set many of the PHS women's soccer records …

  • Leading goal scorer, four years
  • Most goals in a career, 103
  • Most goals in a single game, 7
  • Most goals in a season, 37 in both ‘89 & ‘90

1990 state of Michigan's leading  scorer, 62 goals and assists.

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Lisa 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 110
  • Assistant soccer coach at Marshall High School
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Don Aukerman ‘56

Don earned 7 varsity letters:

  • 2 football
  • 1 basketball
  • 3 baseball
  • 1  track

Achievements include:

  • Co-captain the football team 
  • All-Opponent Team
  • 23 points in the district basketball game.
  • First male to earn varsity letters in four sports in one year  
  • Athlete of the Year
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Don Aukerman ‘56

Coaches persuaded Don, a ninth grader, not to quit school to work

After graduating from PHS …

  • Turned down a full-ride football scholarship to Dartmouth
  • Played baseball the Kalamazoo City League
  • Built a baseball Diamond on his farm in Delton for local church & little league teams
  • The diamond is still know as Aukerman's field
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Bob Bailey ‘42

Bob earned 7 varsity letters:

  • 3 football
  • 3 basketball
  • 1  baseball which was only offered his senior year

Honors …

  • Captain, football, basketball and baseball
  • Batted .500
  • Held leading basketball scorer to two points
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Bob Bailey ‘42

After PHS …

  • Turned down a baseball scholarship at WMU to join World War II effort
  • Serve in Army three years
  • Wounded in action
  • Coached & umpired area baseball & softball teams after the war
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Ben Blake ‘96

Ben earned 10 varsity letters

  • 3 Football
  • 3 Basketball
  • 4 Track and Field

Football accomplishments ...

  • All-Conference, twice
  • Most Valuable Player, 1995
  • Team captain, 1995
  • Member of first PHS team to qualify for the state playoffs
  • Selected to play in the 1996 state East – West All-Star game
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Ben Blake ‘96

Basketball achievements …

  • All-Conference, twice
  • All-State, twice
  • Most Valuaable Player, twice
  • Academic All-State, twice
  • 36 points, with seven, 3 point shots vs K Christian
  • Set two PHS records: for most 3 point shots in a game and in a season
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Ben Blake ‘96

Track and Field achievements …

  • Member of four conference championship teams
  • Four individual Conference Champions:
  • high jump, 400 meter dash,
  • 800 meter relay and 1600

meter relay

  • Member of the State Champion 1600 meter relay team
  • Set two school records: 400 dash and 1600 meter relay
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Ben Blake ‘96

After PHS …

  • Earned four varsity letters in football at Yale University
  • Member of Yale’s Ivy League Championship team, 1999
  • Set Yale record of 30 consecutive football starts
  • Yale career stats of:

188 tackles

9 interceptions

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Phil Buffenbarger ‘49

Phillip earned 11 varsity letters:

  • 2 football
  • 3 basketball
  • 3 baseball
  • 3 track

Awards included:

  • All-Conference, basketball & baseball, ‘49
  • Detroit Free Basketball All State Team, Honorable Mention, ‘49
  • Captain, basketball, twice & baseball once
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Phil Buffenbarger ‘49
  • Basketball accomplishments included …
  • Season top scorer twice
  • Scoring 26 points in a tough game against Zeeland.
  • Track achievements included …
  • Conference & Regional Dash Champion in ‘49
  • Third in the 220 yard dash at the State Meet, ‘49
  • Fifth in the 100 yard dash at the State Meet, ‘49
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Tom Dreier ‘57

Tom earned 11 varsitv letters

  • 3 football
  • 3 basketball
  • 3 baseball
  • 2 track
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Tom Dreier ‘57

Achievements include …

  • All Conference, football, basketball & baseball
  • All-Southwestem Michigan, basketball
  • Captain, football

After PHS …

  • 1961 graduate of Western Michigan University
  • Three-year varsity letter winner in basketball, WMU
  • Coached league baseball
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Malen Earl ‘93

Malen earned 15 varsity letters

  • 4 soccer
  • 4 tennis
  • 4 basketball
  • 2 football
  • 1 track and field

Soccer achievements …

  • All-Conference, 3 years
  • All-County, 4 years
  • All-State, 1992
  • Team captain, 1992
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Malen Earl ‘93

More accomplishments …

  • All-County, basketball, 4 years
  • All-Conference, basketball
  • All-State, basketball
  • All-Region, tennis
  • Team captain, basketball, 3 seasons
  • Team captain, soccer

After PHS …

  • Earn a letter in soccer at Western Michigan University
  • All MAC Conference Honorable mention
  • Runner-up MAC Rookie of the Year
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Staci Hendershott ‘87

Staci earned 8 varsity letters

  • 4 basketball
  • 4 soccer

Basketball achievements at PHS

  • Captain, ’86 & ‘87
  • All-Conference, ‘87
  • Most valuable player, ‘87
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Staci Hendershott 1987

Soccer achievements at PHS

  • Captain, all four years
  • All-Conference all four years
  • All-State Team, ‘87
  • Class B-C-D Player of the Year, ‘87
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Staci Hendershott ‘87

After PHS …

  • Played soccer at MSU
  • Captain of MSU soccer team, two years
  • Named All-Central Region Team twice
  • Most Valuable Player her senior year at MSU
  • Assistant Women’s soccer coach, MSU
  • Established the women’s soccer program and coached at the University of Nevada, Los Vegas
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Jeff Hess ‘76

Jeff earned 8 varsity letters

  • 4 cross country
  • 4 track

PHS records in track …

  • two-mile relay
  • one-mile relay
  • 440 yard dash
  • mile run
  • 880 yard run
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Jeff Hess ‘76

Jeff’s finest performances

  • Conference, regional, and state meets
  • Wolverine Conference 880 yard run sophomore, junior, and senior years (still the Wolverine Conference Meet record)
  • Conference 440 yard dash junior and senior years
  • Anchor leg on mile relay team that won league meet all four years
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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 Team

individual Wolverine Conference champion

individual regional winner

After graduation …

ran cross country and track for Western Michigan University

Jeff later died in spring of 1981 at age of twenty-three from injuries sustained in motorcycle accident

Jeff Hess ‘76
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Rand Hogarth ‘ 73

Rand earned 8 varsity letters

  • 3 football
  • 3 track and field
  • 2 basketball

Football accomplishments …

  • All-Conference, twice
  • Member of a team that

amassed a 22 –5 record

  • Member of a team with a 8

game winning streak and 17

consecutive wins

  • Set a record of 22 tackles

against Portage Central

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Rand Hogarth ‘ 73

Honors and awards …

  • Co Most Valuable Player, football
  • All-State, football, 1972

After PHS …

  • Full scholarship to WMU for football
  • Coached freshman and sophomore football in Colorado
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Steve Hope ‘91

Steve earned 4 varsity letters in swimming

Highlights …

  • Set records in five events:
    • 200 medley relay
    • 200 freestyle
    • 500 freestyle
    • 200 freestyle relay
    • 400 freestyle relay
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Steve Hope ‘91

Swimming Honor and Awards …

  • Earned All-Conference award in 16 events
  • All-State in 4 events
  • Set the state record in 500 freestyle
  • State Champion in 3 events
  • State of Michigan Swimmer of the year, 1991
  • All-American, 1991
  • Most Valuable Team Member, ’90 and ‘91
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Steve Hope ‘91

After PHS …

  • Member of Hope College swim team
  • Won Conference Championship
  • Won National Championship
  • Selected to the All-Conference team
  • NCAA Division III All-American
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Ron Howrigon ‘59

Ron earned 12 varsity letters

Football accomplishments …

  • Member of the Conference Co-Championship team, ‘56

Co-Most Valuable Player, ‘twice

All-State Honorable mention

Basketball accomplishments …

  • Member of the only team to make it to the State Semi-Final game
  • All-State, fourth team
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Ron Howrigon ‘59

Tennis …

  • Team captain
  • Most Valuable player, twice
  • Runner up at State finals
  • President of Varsity club
  • Co-Athlete of the year, ‘59
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Walt Kaechele ‘62

Walt earned 9 varsity letters

  • 4  track
  • 3 basketball
  • 2  football

As a sophomore…

  • 440 conference and regional champion
  • Placed 5th at the state track meet.
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Walt 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 season
  • Member of the District Championship basketball team
  • Set the school and conference track record in the 440 run. 
  • Member of therecordsetting 880 relay team
  • Set the pole vault record at 11'3'‘
  • Track team captain
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Walt Kaechele ‘62
  • After PHS…
  • Teacher and coach of boys and girls basketball, tennis, track and football at Allegan Schools, 30 plus years
  • First recipient of the Michigan Assistant Tennis Coach of the Year Award

Walt's senior year…

  • Seven pass receptions - all for touchdowns, an unofficial record
  • Member of Plainwell‘s first Wolverine Conference football championship
  • All-conference, basketball, second team
  • Track team captain
  • School record in the 220 dash at 22.3, still standing
  • Terry Berry Award for Athletic Excellence
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Anita Kesteris ‘86

Anita earned 6 varsity letters

  • 2 basketball
  • 2 volleyball
  • 2 track

Basketball achievements …

  • Member of the Wolverine Conference and District Championship teams, ’85 & ’86
  • The ’86 team compiled an outstanding record of 22-1.
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Anita Kesteris ‘86

Volleyball accomplishments

  • Member of ‘86 team that posted a 33-10 record
  • The ’86 team was ranked 5th in the state
  • Member of the ‘85 USA-Kalamazoo Junior Olympic volleyball team.
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Anita Kesteris ‘86

Track achievements

  • Set the PHS high jump record, 5'2"
  • Set the PHS mile relay record at 4:13.5
  • All-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 relay
  • The 880-relay team placed 5th in the state
  • Her 1985 track
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Anita Kesteris ‘86

After PHS …

  • Four year volleyball letter winner at Northern Illinois University where she earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Social Work
  • Member of NIU volleyball team that won the North Star Conference Tournament
  • Ranked 15th in the nation for service aces
  • Assistant women’s track coach at PHS ‘92
  • Coached varsity volleyball atPaw Paw and Allegan
  • Continues to play volleyball on area teams.
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Roxanne Munch ‘86

Roxanne earned six varsity letters

  • 3 basketball
  • 3 volleyball.

Basketball Achievements include

  • All-Conference, ’85 & ‘86
  • Member of the ‘84 District Championship team
  • Member of the 1985 undefeated (regular season) team
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Roxanne Munch ‘86

Her Volleyball accomplishments …

  • Team captain
  • All-Conference, twice
  • All-State team
  • Athlete of the Year, 1986
  • Member Jr. Olympic Volleyball team 4 years, placing second at the ‘85 Jr. Nationals

After PHS …

  • Named to Top 50 National Recruits in volleyball
  • Full volleyball scholarship to Eastern Michigan University
  • All-MAC, ’87,’88, ’89 & ‘90
  • All-Midwest Region ‘90
  • Captain of the EMU team ’89 & ‘90
  • EMU female Academic Athlete of the Year, ‘90
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Ruddy O'Boyle ‘62

Ruddy earned 8 varsity letters

  • 3 football
  • 2 basketball
  • 3 track

Football accomplishments …

  • All-State, ’61 & ‘62
  • WOOD-TV All-Stars , ’61 & ’62
  • All-Conference, ‘62
  • Parade All-American team, ‘62
  • Co-captain, 62
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Ruddy 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, ‘62
  • Second at the State Track Meet, ‘62
  • First at the Champions Track Meet

Member of the 440 relay team 

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Dan Pell ‘59

Dan earned 8 varsity

letters

  • 2 football
  • 3 basketball
  • 3 track

Off the field …

  • President of his class freshman, sophomore and junior years
  • Member of varsity club
  • Member of the National Honor Society.
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Dan Pell ‘59

Athletic honors …

  • Honorable mention All-State basketball & football
  • Placed first in Wolverine Conference in high jump
  • Part of twenty game win streak in basketball
  • Member of 1959 basketball team that reached state-final game
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Dan Pell ‘59

After PHS …

  • Received athletic an academic scholarship at K College
  • Played football at Kalamazoo College
  • K College leading receiver for two seasons
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Mike Schiffer ‘74

Mike earned 8 varsity letters

  • 2 football
  • 2 basketball
  • 4 track

Mike’s basketball …

  • Captain four years
  • Best field goal percentage
  • Most Valuable Player, ‘73
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Football achievements …

Tri-captain, ‘73

Continued 17 game winning streak- finishing the season undefeated (first in27 yrs.)

26 receptions for 449 yards, 1973 season

80 points

8 punts for touchdowns

Selected all-conference for offense and defense

Most Valuable player

All-state honorable mention honors, ‘72

All-state second team honors at end position ‘73

Mike Schiffer ‘74
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Mike’s track achievements

Served as tri-captain

Placed first in high hurdles and high jump

Placed second in low hurdles at regional track meet , ‘73

helped team to it's regional championship.

Senior year included 23 straight team wins

held Plainwell school records for 880 yard relay at 1 minute-33.5 seconds and 440 yards relay at 45.5 seconds

held the individual record for high hurdles at 14.9 seconds

Mike Schiffer ‘74
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Ian Smith '87

Ian earned 10 varsity letters

  • 2 swimming
  • 4cross country
  • 4 track

Cross country accomplishments …

  • Most Valuable runner, four years
  • All-Conference, four years
  • Placed in top four at regional meet, four years
  • All-State honors, three years
  • Team captain,
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Track achievements …

Most Valuable member three years

All-Conference honors, four years

First place finishes in 1600 meter run, 3200 meter run, 800 meter run and 3200 meter relay, 1987 Conference Meet

State Champion, 1600 Meter & four other top five finishes, 1987

Named Outstanding Conference Meet Performer, 1987

Held PHS school record in 3200 Meter run at 9:20

Ian Smith '87
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Ian Smith '87

At Michigan State University …

  • Cross Country team, four varsity letters
  • Earned four varsity letters, indoor & outdoor track
  • Held MSU school record for indoor 3000-meter run
  • Academic All-Big Ten, four years, Outdoor Track team
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Ian Smith '87
  • Academic All-Big Ten, four years
  • Division I All-American honors and Division I Academic All-American honors, ‘91
  • All-Big Ten, ‘91
  • Earned team's Leadership Award, ‘90 & ‘91
  • Team Captain, ‘90 & ‘91
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Jack Streidl 1945 -1985

Jack Streidl’s career

  • 38 year teaching & coaching career at PHS, interrupted briefly for Naval service during the Korean War
  • Coached football, basketball, and track,
  • Athletic director
  • Taught biology and physical education
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Striedl’s track accomplishments …

Fifty-five straight dual meet victories

After one loss, 35 more consecutive victories were recorded

Career record of 90-1

Jack Streidl 1945 -1985
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Jack Streidl 1945 -1985

His football achievements

  • Career record of 201-103-8
  • First high school football coach in Michigan to win 200 games at one school
  • Dedication to Plainwell football is evident in renaming of PHS athletic field to "Streidl Field" in 1975
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Jack Streidl 1945 -1985

High Honors …

  • Selected to Michigan High School CoachesAssociation Hall of Fame, ‘80
  • Coached West Team All-Star football game, ‘82
  • Named to Detroit Free Press Hall of Fame, ’82
  • Named to Michigan High SchoolFootball Coaches Hall of Fame, ‘83
  • Western Michigan University WMU Hall of Fame member
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Mike Swope ‘82

Mike earned 9 varsity letters

  • 2 football
  • 3 basketball
  • 4 track

On the Football field …

  • Two-way starter
  • Team captain
  • Selected to the all conference team,1981
  • Made two crucial pass interceptions to help beat Otsego, the 17th straight
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Mike Swope ‘82

Basketball accomplishments …

  • Most Valuable player, ’80 & ‘82
  • Leading scorer for two seasons
  • Captain both his junior and senior year.
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Track & Field …

Won the Wayne Falan Award for the Outstanding Athlete of the Wolverine Conference Meet,1982

Set two conference & PHS records,  14.6 in the 110 meter high hurdles & 37.9 in the 300 meter low hurdles, ,82

All-State Track honors, ‘82

Team captain, ‘82

After PHS …

Played football and lightweight football at Princeton University

Member of Princeton Tigers indoor and outdoor track teams, two years

Coached football at Rocky Mount, (North Carolina) Senior High School. 

Coaches AYSO soccer

Mike Swope ‘82
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Chelle Thomas ‘81

Chelle earned 6 varsity letters:

  • 2 basketball
  • 4 track

Basketball achievements …

  • Selected all-conference first team, ‘81
  • Most Valuable Player, ‘81
  • Team captain
  • Helped lead team to the regional final game 
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Chelle 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 28.6
  • Member of Conference championship team, ‘81
  • Competed in events at state track meet 3 years
  • Winner of All-Sports award, ‘81
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After graduation …

Member of KVCC basketball team

All-state, basketball, KVCC

Basketball team captain, KVCC

MVP, basketball, KVCC

Highest basketball scoring average in the state, KVCC, ’83

All Region honors, basketball, KVCC

Chelle Thomas ‘81
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Chelle Thomas ‘81
  • Beyond KVCC …
  • Member of Western Michigan University track team and competing in Heptathlon and Pentathlon
  • Awarded Dale B. Lake Award for student-athlete with highest grade point average
  • Now teaches in Special Education Department at Otsego High School
  • Assistant Girls’ Track coach at Otsego
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Gary Vanderweele ‘84

Gary earned 8 varsity letters:

  • 3 basketball
  • 3 football
  • 2 track

During basketball season

  • Co-captain of team senior year
  • Name to the All-conference team
  • 1983-84 team held 17 game winning streak
  • Wolverine Conference Champions after going undefeated
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Gary Vanderweele ‘84

Football achievements …

  • Leading tackles junior and senior years 
  • Selected all-conference offense & defense,1984
  • All-state, second team, 1984
  • Selected to play in Michigan East-West All-star game, 1984
  • selected Athlete of Year, 1984
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After graduation …

Lettered in football at Western Michigan University four years

Played and started in every WMU football game from 1985-1988

Earned numerous Offensive Lineman-of- the-Week honors

Played on Mid-American Conference Championship team

Played in the California Bowl

Gary Vanderweele ‘84
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Bob Weller '63

Bob earned 9 varsity letters

  • 3 basketball
  • 3 baseball
  • 2 in football
  • 1 track

Football achievements include

  • All-Conference, ‘63
  • All-State honorable mention, ‘63
  • Most Valuable player, ‘63
  • Team Co-Captain, ‘63
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Bob Weller '63

Other accomplishments …

  • All-Conference, basketball, ‘63
  • All-Conference 2nd team, basketball, ‘62
  • Conference High scorer, basketball, ‘63
  • Highest batting average, baseball, ’62
  • MostValuable Pitcher, ’62
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Bob Weller '63

After PHS …

  • Teacher at Middleville/Thornapple Kellogg schools from 1968-1995
  • Coached 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.
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Brad Whitmore ‘71

Brad earned 6 varsity letters

  • 2 Football
  • 2 Basketball
  • 2 Track and Field

Football career …

  • All-Conference, twice
  • All-State Honorable Mention, 1971
  • Team Tri-Captain
  • Scored 4 touchdowns in a single game against Three Rivers
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Brad Whitmore ‘71

Track accomplishments …

  • Placed third in the State Track Finals in the high jump
  • Set the two school records:

high jump, 6’ 4”

long jump, 21’ 4 ½” Senior

Senior Athlete of the Year, 1971

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Brad Whitmore ‘71

After graduation …

Played rugby at University of Michigan

Won the National Orienteering Championship in ’94 and ‘97

  • Earn a Ph. D. in Astronomy, U-M ‘80
  • Employed at Space Telescope Science Institute, where he works with the Hubble Space Telescope
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Norm Young ‘59

Norm earned ten varsity letters at PHS

  • 2 football
  • 2 basketball
  • 3 baseball
  • 3 track
  • Football accmplishments …
  • Most Valuable player
  • All Conference,
  • All state, Honorable Mention
  • Wolverine Conference record for longest run from scrimmage, 97 yards
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Norm Young ‘59

Basketball …

  • All-Conference team, ‘59
  • All-State team, ’59
  • 1959 team held a 20 game win streak, losing only to the eventual Class C State champions in overtime

Baseball & track …

  • Batted over .300 three years
  • Track team captain
  • Held the 100 yard dash record.

Selected The Kalamazoo Gazette Southwest Michigan Athlete of the Year, ‘59