Midland Amateur Sports Capital Committee

Norm Betts

Norm Betts attended Midland High School from 1975 – 78. He was a three-sport athlete – playing football, hockey, and baseball during all three years of his high school career. Betts was named All-Saginaw Valley Conference and Detroit News All-State in football in 1977. In [...]

1968 Midland High School Chemics Football Team

The 1968 Midland High Chemics Football Team finished the season with a perfect 9-0 record. The team won the Saginaw Valley League and was named Mythical State Champions by the Associated Press in an era when there was no state playoff.  The Chemics outscored their opponents [...]

Byron ‘By’ Chanter

In 1942, Byron Chanter came to Midland following his retirement from the U.S. Navy and established himself as one of Midland’s premier amateur athletes. Chanter joined the Dow Chemical AC Basketball Team and played with the AC’s until his assignments with The Dow Chemical Company [...]

Jay Daniel ‘Dan’ Cline

Dan Cline has lived in Midland for most of his life. He attended high school in Midland and in upstate New York. He played football, basketball, baseball, and track for all four years earning 15 letters. He earned all-conference honors in football, basketball, and baseball and [...]

Bill Grebe

Bill Grebe is a Midland native and a 1959 graduate of Midland High School. He was a member of the Chemic Cross Country Team that placed ninth in the 1958 state finals. Grebe attended Central Michigan University where he was the Chippewa’s top long distance runner for three years. [...]

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 [...]

Jim Wright

Jim Wright earned seven varsity letters at Midland High School in three sports. He was quarterback of the 1968 State Champion Football team. Wright joined the McArdle Pontiac Cadillac softball team in 1972 and played with them until they disbanded in 1980. He was a member of the [...]