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  1. Plainwell High SchoolAthletic Hall of Fame By Michael Parr, Library Director Joe Sparks class of 2001 And student library aides 1998 - present

  2. 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

  3. 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".

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. Lisa Ashton ‘90 Lisa earned 7 varsity letters • 4 soccer • 3 basketball. PHS honors … • Most Valuable Player, basketball, ‘89 • MVP, soccer, ’88 & ‘90

  8. 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

  9. 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.

  10. 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

  11. 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

  12. 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

  13. 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

  14. 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

  15. 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

  16. 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

  17. 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

  18. 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

  19. 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

  20. 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

  21. Tom Dreier ‘57 Tom earned 11 varsitv letters • 3 football • 3 basketball • 3 baseball • 2 track

  22. 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

  23. 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

  24. 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

  25. 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

  26. 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

  27. 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

  28. 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

  29. 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

  30. 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

  31. 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

  32. 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

  33. 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

  34. 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

  35. 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

  36. 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

  37. 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

  38. 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.

  39. 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

  40. 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

  41. 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.

  42. 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.

  43. 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

  44. 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.

  45. 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

  46. 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

  47. 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

  48. 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 

  49. 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.

  50. 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