2018 Hall of Fame

Dec 4, 2018

2018 Hall of Fame

Hall of Fame

At the fall induction, the Algonac Community Schools Hall of Fame welcomed four individuals and two teams into the Hall of Fame.  First inductee is George Richardson, coach and teacher in the district. Mr. Richardson worked with students from 1964 – 2018. He touched the lives of thousands of young Muskrats. He coached junior high students for 54 years along with assisting with Varsity and Junior Varsity Football.  One of his favorite highlights was in 1989 when a group of 20 Muskrats went to Marysville and defeated the state ranked Viking team, 7 – 6. This was the first win against Marysville in 17 years.  His dedication continued throughout his career but one story stands out. In 2007, budget cuts eliminated the coaching position for junior high cross country. George coached this team on a volunteer budget when one runner became a part of this team. Morgan Beadlescomb became a four time high school state champion in cross country and track and who is now one of the top runners at MSU.

Thomas Hoover, Class of 1965, was an all around athlete. He won eight letters in football, basketball, baseball and track. In basketball, he was a shooting guard and a strong scorer.  Baseball was his major sport. His 1965 team was undefeated and league champions. He was a pitcher and centerfielder. In three years on varsity, he never lost a game he pitched.  Against Richmond, he pitched a no hitter and hit two home runs. In the SCAL championship game, he gave up only four hits and had 11 strikeouts.  In his memories, he said “All my coaches loved us like parents and were a big part of this great town.”

Mark Pauwels, Class of 2006, won seven letters in football and baseball.  In football, he became starting quarterback halfway through his sophomore season. In his junior year, the team made the playoffs for the first time and won the first playoff game. In baseball, he was a four year starter. In his sophomore year, he had 43 strikeouts in 44 innings by his senior season, he had 33 RBI, 10 stolen bases and 74 strikeouts in 54 innings. He was consistently on All League teams each year. He went on to Siena Heights playing baseball where he made the varsity his freshman year. On this team he and 95 RBIs and 10 home runs. He was team captain for his junior and senior years and received many individual honors.

Kristin Cameron Teague, Class of 2008, is well known for her track career but she also played volleyball. In track, she broke the shot put and discus freshmen records, which still stand today. As a sophomore,     she took 10th in discus and 12th in shot put at the state meet. As a junior, she placed 7th at the state meet in shot put, and as a senior she was state champion in shot put and placed 7th in discus. She also tied a school record in high jump. She went on to compete in track and field at Northwood. There she was a six time All American in the weight and hammer throws. She was ranked 4th in the nation at one time in her career. She still holds the honor of being the most highly decorated woman’s athlete in Northwood’s history.

The 1987 Wrestling Team finished the season ranked 7th in the state. They won 7 out of 8 tournaments and had two all-state wrestlers (Al Biland and Glen Adams).  This team had three of the Bilands as part of the team, Al won the state championship at 132 pounds, Joe Biland won the district tournament as a sophomore and Phil Biland, was an assistant coach for this team. The Biland brothers are in the Hall of Fame as individuals. At the SCAL league meet, this team had eight individual champions and won this meet by 118 points. They also set a school record beating St. Clair 78 – 0. This team was coached by Jim Morrisette and Phil Biland.

The 1990 3200 Meter Track Relay Team finished the season with a SCAL Dual Meet Championship at 8 – 0, won the SCAL League  Meet. At the Class B state meet, this team consisting of Nick White, Mike Tesmer, Mike DeVlaminck and Ryan Hammang won the title in a school record time of 8:04.8. This record still stands today. The last boys track team to win a state title was the 1938  880 yard relay team – 52 years previous. These four runners were unbeaten in the 3200 meter relay all season including dual meets, league meet, regional meet and state finals.  This track teams were coached by Roger Avers and Mike Taylor.