Inductee Class of 1988

Walter Anderson

Walter "Huns" Anderson


a pioneer U.P. ski jumper who began jumping when "I was 5 or 6 years old" and who made the first jump at Ishpeming's famed Suicide Hill.  A consistent meet winner throughout the Midwest in the 1920s, he was also a respected baseball and hockey player.

John Davidson

John R. Davidson D.D.S.

(Crystal Falls)

an athlete and avid sports booster.  He played amateur baseball and basketball, was a club champion in golf and tennis, and a staunch supporter of high school sports who was the scorekeeper for Crystal Falls basketball games for more than 50 years.

Tom Domres

Tom Domres


an all-state football player at Gladstone High in 1963, he was the Wisconsin MVP as a tackle in his senior season.  He played in the North-South and East-West games, and played four years with Houston of the NFL before being traded to Denver.

Don Hurst

Don Hurst D.D.S.


a four-year gymnast and 1953 captain at Michigan.  Jumping for the Ishpeming Ski Club, he was Veterans Class national champion in 1969, 1971 and 1973 and set a national veterans record of 261 feet.  He was a nordic ski coach at Northern Michigan University.

Karen Violetta Kunkel

Karen Violetta Kunkel


the first administrator of the USOTC at NMU and the first director of the Great Lakes State Games in 1987.  She played on two state championship softball teams, pro baseball with the Grand Rapids Chicks, and was a champion skier at MSU.

E.L. Miller

E.L. "Doc" Miller


who coached Gwinn High basketball teams for 26 years, winning eight district and four U.P. titles, and whose 1928 team reached the state finals.  A high school track and baseball coach as well, he was also an independent baseball league commissioner in the U.P.

Pat Miller

Pat Miller


an all-state basketball player who scored 1,627 points and led Menominee High to the 1967 state title and second place in 1968.  A football punter and basketball co-captain at Michigan State, he was NAIA District Coach of the Year in 1987 at Northwood.

Joe Mishica

Joe Mishica


a high school football coach at Hancock and Calumet for 28 years and track coach at Calumet.  He played college football at Kalamazoo where he was two-time all-conference and named defensive lineman on the school's all-time team.

Donald Pfotenhauer

Donald Pfotenhauer


an all-state fullback on undefeated Escanaba High teams in 1939 and 1940 and a 1942 varsity player at Wisconsin.  He began coaching in 1948 and won 98 games in 21 years at Gladstone High, assisted in basketball and track, and was an official.

Dick Pole

Dick Pole

(Trout Creek)

a former major league pitcher and pitching coach.  An all-U.P. cager at Trout Creek High, he spent three seasons with the Boston Red Sox and appeared in the 1975 World Series.  Taken by Seattle in the expansion draft, he became a pitching coach with the Chicago Cubs.

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