Midland Amateur Sports Capital Committee

1957 Midland High School Chemics Football Team

For the first time in city history, Midland’s football team reigned as Class A State Champions. That year the Chemics also won their fourth consecutive Arrowhead Conference championship. Starting the season ranked 7th in the state, the squad’s season-opening win over Flint [...]

Charlie Berry

Charlie Berry was a part of Midland Softball for over twenty years as a player, sponsor and manager. His most significant contribution was a sponsor and manager of the legendary “Berry’s Kids”. He organized a group of local youngsters into a team which was competitive on the [...]

Harry Demski

Harry Demski had a powerboat racing career spanning over 20 years. He started racing in the mid 1940’s with a 7 horsepower motor and aluminum boat. In the 1950’s he moved up to a 10 horsepower alcohol burning racing Johnson engine. He took second place both in 1952 and 1953 in [...]

Jerry Hoffman

Jerry Hoffman began playing fastpitch softball in the seventh grade and continued playing for thirty five years. As a youngster he won three Michigan 4-H softball championships with the Homer Lee Softball Club. He also played for the famed Berry’s Kids in the early 1950’s. A [...]

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 [...]

R. Gary Stauffer

R. Gary Stauffer is perhaps best known as the co-founder of Northwood University but was also an athlete and proponent of intercollegiate athletics. Stauffer excelled in football, basketball and baseball at Central Michigan University and coached at the high school and college [...]