Inductee Class of 1985

Stan Albeck

Stan Albeck

(Marquette)

who coached Northern Michigan University to 178 wins and national NAIA basketball tournament appearances in 1958-59-61-63-65.  He later coached in the ABA and NBA with Kentucky, Los Angeles, Cleveland, San Antonio and New Jersey, and in college at Denver and Bradley.

Roy Bergman

Roy T. Bergman M.D.

(Escanaba)

active in the field of sports medicine locally and internationally.  He was a team physician with two U.S.  Pan American teams, three U.S.  Olympic teams, and at several National Sports Festivals.

Duncan Cameron

Duncan Cameron

(Trout Creek)

who led Trout Creek High to runner-up honors in the 1918 open class U.P. cage tournament.  He earned nine varsity letters in three sports at Western Michigan University where he captained the 1921 cage team, and coached an unbeaten 1922 football team at Marquette High.

James Daniels

James Daniels

(Channing/Wakefield)

who coached Wakefield High cage teams to 355 wins, 12 district titles and five regional wins in 28 seasons.  Wakefield reached the state quarterfinals in 1964 and the semi-finals in 1965-67-68-70.  A member of Channing High's 1944 U.P. champion cage team.

Carlo Heikkinen

Carlo Heikkinen

(Pequaming)

who had a 30-year career from the 1930s into the 1960s as a left handed pitcher in amateur baseball in the U.P., mostly in the Copper Country.  He once pitched three complete games in less than 24 hours, had three consecutive shutouts and back-to-back one-hitters.

Alton Kircher

Alton S. Kircher

(Gladstone)

an all-around Gladstone High athlete, he earned seven varsity letters in three sports at Michigan State and was the 1933 grid captain.  He coached at Marquette and Trout Creek high schools where he won U.P. cage titles in 1935 and 1937; at MSU, and at Washington State.

Malcolm McNeil

Malcolm Mcneil

(Crystal Falls)

an area sports promoter, team sponsor, tournament host, and supporter of high school athletics since the 1940s.  He received the President's Award for Distinguished Citizenship from NMU in 1975.

Rod Paavola

Rod Paavola

(Hancock)

an Olympic Gold Medal winner in 1960 with the championship U.S.  ice hockey team at the age of 20 and a pro player in the American and International Hockey Leagues.  He was an all-U.P. football player at Hancock High where he set a U.P. pole vault record in track.

Mike Strohl

Mike Strohl

(Stephenson)

whose sports career has spanned six decades as an athlete, promoter and booster.  A standout athlete at Daggett High, he has coached, managed, sponsored and promoted baseball and basketball, and has been an ardent supporter of athletics at Stephenson High.

Olaf Vicklund

Olaf Vicklund

(Ironwood)

a member of Ironwood High's undefeated grid teams in the 1920s and the 1925 state championship club, he scored a record five touchdowns in one game for NMU in 1928.  A member Northern's Sports Hall of Fame, he lettered in three sports and was a prep coach.

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