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Jeff Servinski

As an athlete, Jeff Servinski enjoyed tremendous success at H.H. Dow High School, at Central Michigan University, and then on the fast pitch softball diamond. Since his playing days, Servinski has moved up the ranks as a football official to become one of the premier collegiate [...]

Nadine Crowl Sworthwood

Nadine Crowl began her stellar softball career at Coleman High School where she pitched from 1992 to 1995.  As a Comet, her four-year high school pitching record was 104-11 with a 0.16 ERA was 0.16 and 656 strike-outs. Crowl earned All-State and All-Conference honors during each [...]

Gary Strickler

Since being named head boys’ swim coach at Dow High in 2001, then subsequently taking over the girls’ swim program and girls’ soccer programs, Gary Strickler and his teams have done nothing but win.  At the time of his induction into the Hall of Fame, Gary Strickler’s teams had [...]

William Stavropoulos

William Stavropoulos had a dream and vision for Midland and the Great Lakes Bay Region. In 2005, he founded the Michigan Baseball Foundation (MBF) that was the driving force behind the Great Lakes Loons and the Dow Diamond stadium. Under Stavropoulos’s leadership, the MBF [...]

Ernie Sirrine

Ernie Sirrine began his softball career in 1947, playing with Berry’s Kids of Midland. Sirrine pitched seven no-hitters that year and his team placed third in the National V.F.W. Softball Tournament. The following year, the team placed second in the same tournament. In 1949 [...]

Andy Skalnican

Andy Skalnican played softball for Howard’s Arco, Blasy Sport and Bike, Normal Wood (Case Systems), and Blackhurst Realty for over two decades. His teams participated in eleven consecutive Michigan Amateur Softball Association Men’s Class A Slow Pitch State Tournaments. Although [...]

Thad Stanford

Thad Stanford was a standout athlete at Midland High School and the University of Michigan, and through his career as an orthopedic surgeon has become a pioneer and a nationally respected authority in the the field of sports medicine. At Midland High in the late 1940s, Stanford [...]

Herb Scogg

Herb Scogg has long been a leader in promoting swimming in the Midland community. He developed intramural competitive swimming for both boys and girls in Midland’s three intermediate schools and also established the Midland Dolphins swim club. He kept swimming in the forefront of [...]

Ann Swayze

Ann Swayze was a pioneer of girls track at Midland High School. She was the school’s first girl’s track coach, serving from 1975 to 1991 and developing an outstanding program. Midland High School girls qualified for the State Meet in every year of Swayze’s tenure, with three [...]

John Shaffer

John Shaffer was a member of the Dow AC’s during the team’s hey-day in the late 1940’s and early 1950’s. He was a second baseman on the Dow A.C. team that won the World ASA Championship in 1951. The team also won the world title in 1948, with Shaffer hitting .333 in the world [...]

Dan Smick

Dan Smick won nine letters as an athlete at the University of Michigan, but in Midland he is best known for helping to found Little League baseball in the early 1950’s. He managed Miller Furniture, one of the charter Little League teams for twenty two seasons. Smick touched [...]

Jim Simpson

James Simpson coached at Coleman High School for more than 30 years. He coached virtually every sport: football, baseball, golf, softball and basketball, accumulating a combined winning percentage of over .600 for both boys and girls varsity basketball teams. Simpson’s teams won [...]
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