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Inductees-Class of 1998

  • Andrew W. "Andy" Karpus

    Inducted 1998

    Career
    Highlights

    • Bay City Central Football 1930-31 /Back-to-Back Undefeated Seasons
    • U of Detroit Football 1933-34 (Gus Dorais)
    • Played 74 Games in 10 Yr Pro Football Career (12 Teams)
    • Star Player for Undefeated LA Bulldogs - Champion 1937
    • Passed for 5 TDs for Providence Steamrollers - Last Game
    • Star Softball Player for Joe Lewis Team )Brown Bombers)

  • Bill Harris

    Inducted 1998

    Career
    Highlights

    • Bay City All Saints 1972-75 / Basketball
    • Member 1974 & 1975 All Saints State Basketball Champoinship teams
    • First Team - All State - Football & Basketball
    • Career Scoring Mark - 1,108 Points (Basketball)
    • Starting/Winning Pitcher - 1970 Colt Baseball State Championship Game
    • Coached 1981 AS Baseball Team to State Title
  • Clayton E. Wilhite

    Inducted 1998

    Career
    Highlights

    • Bay City Handy 1959-1962 Football
    • All Valley, All State, All American 1962 - Football (End)
    • University of Michigan Football 1964-66 / 3 Yr Letterman
    • 1963 - Outstanding Freshman U of M - John Maulbausch Award
    • 1965-66 Academic All Big 10 & Yost Award Winner for All Around Student-Athlete
    • Member 1965 Rose Bowl & Big 10 Champion Football Team



  • Ed Harvey

    Inducted 1998

    Career
    Highlights

    • Graduated TC St. Francis HS - CMU - University of Michigan
    • Football Coach - Essexville Garber - 32 Seasons
    • 25 Year Head Coach Football Record 142-84-2
    • 11 Conference Championships - 4 Playoff Appearences
    • 2 Undefeated Seasons
    • 1990 Michigan Football Coaches Hall of Fame Inductee

  • Edward C. Heinz

    Inducted 1998

    Career
    Highlights

    • Bay City Central
    • 1935 - 1st Bay City Boxer to Claim State Golden Goves Championship
    • 1935 - Won NE Michigan Novice Middleweight Championship
    • 1936 - Open NE MIchigan Boxing Champion
    • 1936 - State of Michigan - Open Middleweight Champion
    • One of Bay City's Most Popular Athletes of the 1930s

  • Gary Frieders

    Inducted 1998

    Career
    Highlights

    • Bay City Central 1960-64 / Football, Wrestling, Tennis
    • Earned Full Football Scholarship to U of Missouri
    • Missouri - 1964-68 / Football & Wrestling
    • 1966 Sugar Bowl Starter - Offensive Guard
    • 1966 Sugar Bowl - Bell Trophy Winner
    • 15 Yr Wrestling Coach - BCC - 3 Conference Championships
  • George H. "Kid" Lavigne

    Inducted 1998

    Career
    Highlights

    • Boxing Lightweight Champion of the World 1896-1899
    • Born in Bay City, Mi - December 6, 1869
    • Elected to Michigan Sports Hall of Fame
    • 'Pound for pound, one of the greatest fighters who ever lived'
    • Defeated Dick Burge (British) to win World LW Title
    • Defeated 'Giant Killer

  • Jerry Jones

    Inducted 1998

    Career
    Highlights

    • Bay City Central 1926-30
    • Football - Halfback - 2 State Champion Teams
    • Captain of the 1928 All State Team
    • Captain - Central HS Basketball
    • Michigan State - 1930-34 - 3 Varsity Letters
    • Football Coach - Royal Oak - State Champion
  • John Loop

    Inducted 1998

    Career
    Highlights

    • Graduated BC Central 1968 - Football, Wrestling, Track
    • 1967-68 Class 'A' Football Champions 'Athlete of the Year'
    • CMU Graduate - Magna Cum Laude
    • 1972-1997 Teacher/Football Coach John Glenn HS (143-42)
    • AP Class 'A' Coach of the Year 1979 & 1986
    • 8 White Pine Titles, 6 Undefeated Seasons


  • Kimberly M. "Kim" Klein

    Inducted 1998

    Career
    Highlights

    • Bay City All Saints - 1981
    • 8-Time Mi State Speed Skating Champ
    • 1975 National Speed Skating Champion

  • T.L. Handy 1961 State Champs

    Inducted 1998

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