Midland Amateur Sports Capital Committee

Dick Blasy

Dick Blasy had an outstanding career as a speedskater. He won eleven State Championships, four Midwest U.S. Championships, and the North American Olympic Style Championship for the 500 meter in which he set a North American record. In 1968, he qualified for the U.S. Olympic Squad [...]

Bill ‘Hunky’ McGuff

Bill “Hunky” McGuff was known throughout Midland County as an outstanding athlete, coach, official, and sports enthusiast from 1951 to 1979. He left the heralded Cincinnati (OH) Coca-Cola Fastpitch softball team to join the 1951 World ASA Fastpitch Champion Dow AC’s where he [...]

Marty McGuire

Marty McGuire was a key member of the Midland Parks and Recreation Department since 1977. He has served as Recreation Supervisor, Assistant Director of Parks and Recreation, and Director of Public Services. In these roles, he has been instrumental in expanding the city’s [...]

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 [...]

Don Winger

Don Winger has been sports editor at the Midland Daily News since 1967. He has been a loyal and devoted friend to athletics on all levels in Midland County. He has set new standards for coverage when events such as national softball tournaments and American Legion Baseball [...]