Alpena Sports Hall Of Fame Inductees Named
Mon, 13 Jan 2014 23:22:32 EST

The Board of Directors of The Alpena Sports Hall of Fame has released names of individuals who will be inducted into the Hall Of Fame.

Originally, 43 persons were nominated by Members of the Association. Then research was completed on each and the board selected 15. Of those, 4 were selected by association members in balloting.

The 4 include Alpena High School graduate and marksman Darvin Walmsley in the old timer category, along with Scott McKenzie who graduated in 1975 excelling in gymnastics, football, and baseball. Other's selected were professional golfer and 1974 Alpena graduate Faith Egli and 1960 Alpena graduate James Glennie who excelled in basketball, baseball and football.

152 people have been inducted into the Sports hall Of Fame of which 90 are living. For the 31st year, new inductees and others will be honored at a May 3rd banquet. Tickets for the event which is usually a sell out are on sale now at Jimmie Garants Party Store.

A full list of the inductees can be found on our news and sports pages at WATZ dot Com.


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FAITH EGLI   ( AHS 1984 )
After a highly successful golfing career for the AHS Wildcats, she attended Michigan State University on a golfing scholarship and lettered each of four years on the Spartan team. She was nominated for MSU’s Athlete of the Decade. Graduating in 1988 from MSU,she became a professional and in 1989 played in The Womens U.S. OPEN. She has been the Northern Ohio PGA Womens Champion, and has earned a Lifetime Achievement Award from the PGA. She began her career at the Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island as head golf professional. She holds title to several pro golf tournaments, and is a State of Michigan Womens Amateur Golf Medalist.Winning numerous amateur tournaments, four collegiate tournaments, and nine professional tournaments, in 1996, she finished in the top 20 on the mini-tour list. She is one of fewer than 50 golf professionals in the U.S. admitted to both the PGA and the LPGA. She is the 1st women to be named a head golf professional at a private country club in the state of Ohio.

“Class A, ALL-STATE” - One of a handful of Wildcats awarded 1st Team All-State Basketball Honors. As a freshman quarterback, he suffered a career ending knee injury. He earned 6 letters at AHS, Two in basketball, and four in baseball. His senior year on the hardcourt, he scored 368 points for a 23 point average. He was the only “Unanimous Selection” to the Arrowhead All-Conference Team. Of the five players on the Class A, All-State Team, he was the smallest at 5 feet 11 inches tall. Amoung the members were future NBA players. He set the conference and Alpena High School record for most points in a game, 35. His rebounding and defensive skills were recognized throughout the state. Awarded 4 letters in baseball, he starred as a pitcher, catcher, and hitter. He was captain of the team his senior year. He was awarded a basketball scholarship to Western Michigan University, but returned to Alpena to play for Alpena Community College, where he was a stand out. He served as team co-captain with Hall of Famer, Mike Misiak.

Awarded 7 letters at Alpena High School (Gymnastics 3 - Football 2 - Baseball 2) The Wildcats did not have a conference to compete in. Junior year: placed 2nd finishing by 100th of a point behind the winner. Senior year, on the Trampoline, he was “Class A” 1st place STATE CHAMPION . For the Wildcats he was head coach in baseball, and assistant coach in football.

Senior Ballot:

He has competed, won, and awarded the "United States Distinguished Shooting medal". With skilled competitors that may have totaled 2800, only about 3% win this award. With selected sites in the U.S., Few ever qualify even after years of trying, but Darvin secured this rare honor in only 3 years. Shooting pistols include; 22, 38, and 45 caliber with open sights, with little margin for error. Rapid fire, timed fire, and slow fire from different distances increase the difficulty. Skillwise, good is not good enough, one must be excellent. For the past 50 odd years, he has distinguished himself as an outstanding marksman. He has competed with rifles with scope sights, and pistols with open sights. His career included the Besser Rifle League, City Rifle League, and national competitions. A top shooter of the National guard, he has competed against the best shooters in the country and won. He was a member of the national guard team that won the 1967 National Championship and his awards could fill a luggage case.


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