Local Sports Journal

The Muskegon Area Sports Hall of Fame has announced the local sports greats that will comprise its “Class of 2014.”

Ravenna football coach Dusty Fairfield, Fremont archer Glenn Meyers and Muskegon Catholic Central and University of Colorado football player Tom Kresnak will be enshrined in the local sports hall on Saturday, June 7, 2014, at the MASHF’s 28th annual induction banquet at the Muskegon Country Club.

That trio will be joined by a Distinguished Service Award winner to be released in February and a male and female Student-Athlete Honoree to be announced in May.

“We are thrilled to have a very diverse class for next year, which is a credit to our board and the research that they do,” said Hall of Fame President Gene Young.

Fairfield turned a dormant Ravenna High School football program into a state powerhouse, particularly during a memorable 10-year run which saw the Bulldogs win four state championships (1994, 1996, 1997 and 2003). Ravenna was also state runner-up in 1988. Fairfield coached 20 seasons and compiled a 164-55 record.

Meyers is the top archer to ever come out of the storied Fremont “Packer Plunkers” program. Meyers won a series of state and regional competitions and took on the best archers in the world in the 1984 Summer Olympic Games in Los Angeles. Meyers finished 12th overall and was the third-best U.S. finisher in that competition.

Kresnak was an all-state football player at Muskegon Catholic Central who went on to a standout career at the University of Colorado. Kresnak, a dominating offensive guard, was the Buffalo’s team captain in 1963 and was voted the team’s Most Valuable Player in 1964 – a very rare honor indeed for an offensive lineman.

Tickets for the banquet will go on sale in the spring.

For more information on the Muskegon Area Sports Hall of Fame, go to the organization’s web site at www.mashf.com.