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Jim Parker

As both an athlete and coach, lifelong Midlander Jim Parker has been synonymous with winning and excellence. After a stellar career as a high school and collegiate athlete, Parker went on to be a highly successful coach in a variety of sports. A 1970 graduate of Midland High [...]

Jalen Parmele

Jalen Parmele followed his stellar Dow High football career with an equally impressive collegiate career at the University of Toledo, leading to him being just the second Midland native to be selected in the NFL draft. While at Dow High, Parmele rushed for 705 yards as a [...]

Kay Purves

Kay Purves began her softball career in Midland in 1945 when she lied about her age in order to join a city recreation team. That team captured the MASA Class ‘C’ State Championship that year and went on to win the Class ‘B’ title the following year. By 1959 they had won a total [...]

Sarah ‘Sargent’ Plaxton

Sarah (Sargent) Plaxton attended Bullock Creek High School where she participated in cross country and track. She set school records in the 1-mile run and 2-mile run in track and the 5k in cross country. She qualified for the MHSAA State Meet in both cross country and track each [...]

Stephanie Purdy

Over 23 years, Stephanie Purdy has coached Midland Figure Skating Club skaters of all levels to regional, sectional, and national championships in competitions throughout the United States and Canada. In addition, Purdy has brought world-renowned skaters to Midland to give [...]

Larry Piper

Larry Piper was been a significant contributor on the Midland Area sports scene for over twenty five years as a volunteer coach and athlete. Larry made invaluable contributions to local girls track by serving as a volunteer coach for the Fleet Feet Track Club since 1974. During [...]

Eino Pulkiner

Eino Pulkiner was the longtime baseball coach at Midland High School compiling a record of 218-49 including twenty-five winning seasons. Pulkiner was the coach of Midland’s first American Legion Jr. Baseball Team. He was also the second baseman for the original Dow AC softball [...]