Inductee Class of 1990

Dick Bonifas

Dick Bonifas

(Escanaba/Manistique)

who coached Manistique High School football teams to five league titles, two undefeated seasons, and the U.P. and state championships in 1959.  He is also a member of the NMU Sports Hall of Fame.

Gil Heard

Gil Heard

(Ontonagon/Marquette)

the sports information director at Northern Michigan University for 23 years and a U.P. sports broadcaster for 35.  He is a member of the NMU Sports and the College Sports Information Directors of America Halls of Fame.

Dominic Jacobetti

Dominic Jacobetti Jr.

(Negaunee)

the highest scoring high school basketball player in U.P. history with 2,140 points.  A three-time all-state pick at Negaunee St.  Paul High School, he played four years of basketball at Northern Michigan University.

Tim Kearney

Tim Kearney

(Kingsford)

a linebacker in the National Football League for 10 seasons and the former defensive captain of the St.  Louis Cardinals.  He was a two-time All-America linebacker at Northern Michigan University and is a member of the NMU Sports Hall of Fame.

Edward Maki

Edward Maki

(Rudyard/Hancock)

a football quarterback, hockey goalie and coach at Michigan Tech and an organizer of the U.S.  College Hockey Coaches Association.  An amateur hockey goalie, he is a charter inductee in the Tech Sports Hall of Fame.

Werner Maki

Werner Maki

(National Mine/Ishpeming)

the first U.P. inductee into the Michigan Amateur Softball Association Hall of Fame in 1989.  His 25 years of softball pitching included taking a Marquette team to the finals of the 1974 national tournament.

Robert Shemky

Robert Shemky

(Crystal Falls)

an all-state basketball player and all-U.P. football player at Crystal Falls High School and a three-sport athlete at Michigan.  He coached St.  Joseph's (Ind.) College to an NAIA national football championship in the '50s.

Wilfred Steinhoff

Wilfred "Chum" Steinhoff

(Munising)

active for nearly half a century in sports as a participant, organizer, promoter, and coach.  He helped organize the U.S.  Snowmobile Association-Central Division and was a three-time scoring leader in USSA-CD races.

Rosemary Stevenson

Rosemary Stevenson

(Stalwart)

an outfielder for the Grand Rapids Chicks of the American Girls Professional Baseball League in the 1950s.  She was among the "Women in Baseball" honored at the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1988 in Cooperstown, N.Y.

Tim Zhulkie

Dr. Tim Zhulkie

(Ishpeming/Marquette)

a star athlete at Ishpeming High School and Marquette University.  A four-sport prep athlete, he set U.P. dash records in track, was an all-state football, and was a two-way football player in college, excelling as a receiver.

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