Midland Amateur Sports Capital Committee

1951 Dow AC’s Softball Team

The 1951 Dow AC`s capped a 6-1 Amateur Softball Association World Tournament Championship run with probably the finest single day effort in the history of the sport. The AC`s breezed through their first three games of the tournament without a loss and advanced to bracket play on [...]

1979-1980 McArdle Pontiac Cadillac Softball Team

The 1979 McArdle fastpitch softball team conquered what had seemed to be the impossible before the home fans in Midland’s Currie Stadium. They defeated Bob Hoffman’s York Barbell of Reading PA., twice to claim the Amateur Softball Association Men’s National Fastpitch [...]

Mary Byers Becker

Mary Byers Becker received nine varsity letters at Midland High School: three each in basketball, volleyball and softball. She achieved All-Saginaw Valley First Team honors five times and Second Team honors three times during her high school career. As a senior, Becker was voted [...]

Ron Fillmore

Ron Fillmore earned 10 varsity letters at Meridian High School in football, basketball and baseball. In his senior year he became only the second Michigan athlete to be selected First Team All-State in three sports as he led the football team to the state quarterfinals, the [...]

Gary Jozwiak

Gary Jozwiak earned six letters at Midland High School, three each in football and track, the two sports he would later coach with great success at MHS. Jozwiak went on to play four years of football at the University of Wyoming. Jozwiak coached for three years in Wyoming and [...]

Robert W. McMillen

Robert W. (Mickey) McMillen, a life-long Midland resident, dominated the local golf scene for many years. In 1942, at age 18, McMillen won his first of four Midland County Club Championships. McMillen won The Northern Michigan Open four times, including three in a row. He also [...]

Al Quick

Al Quick was a counselor, teacher, coach and athletic director for thirty-six years, the last twenty-five at H.H Dow High School in Midland. Quick coached football, baseball, golf and hockey as well as overseeing the entire athletic program at Dow. Quick was the first head [...]

Vern Ruhle

Vern Ruhle was an outstanding baseball pitcher at Coleman High School. It was not uncommon for him to pitch every game of his team’s 14-16 game schedule and he once struck out 22 batters in one seven inning game. Ruhle went on to star at Olivet College and was a seventeenth round [...]

Terry Stanton

Terrel G. (Terry) Stanton served as President of the Midland Soccer Club for twelve years (1982-1993) and established the club as one of the most respected in the Midwest. Stanton led a group which emphasized soccer at all levels. He had been a proponent of the “Travel” program [...]