Second only to Crystal Falls - Forest Park in state final appearances, the Lake Linden - Hubbell Lakes have had a long standing tradition of excellence. This is in no small part to the efforts of Coach Ron Warner, who for 28 years led the program. During that time he took a struggling program and made it into a model for teams everywhere. For his efforts, he was selected as Michigan's Class D Coach of the Year on five separate occasions.
From 1972-2000, Warner's teams won 16 conference championships, appeared in the playoffs 14 times, won 9 regional championships, appeared in six state finals and won two state championships (Class DD in 1992 and Class D in 1997). Both of Warner's state champion teams were undefeated. In 1992, the Lakes were 13-0 and outscored their opponents 517-56. In 1997, the team was 12-0 with a scoring advantage of 518 points to their opponents' 89.