SAGINAW COUNTY SPORTS HALL OF FAME

The Midgets compiled an overall record of 74-2 over three seasons which remains one of the finest runs in the history of Michigan high school boy’s basketball under coach Mike Lazorchak. St. Pete’s lost in the state championship game in both 1946 and 1948 while capturing the Class C state championship during the 1947 season. St. Pete’s only blemish during their 23-1 season in 1945-46 was a 34-33 loss to Manton in the state finals. Team members included Francis Kruske, Dick Rushlow, Bob Joseph, Art McColgan, Leo Beeg, Don Kwaiser, Don Kelso, Bob Lunning, Jerry Wiltse and Andy Strongrich. The next season the Midgets went 16-0 during the regular season and finished with an overall record of 25-O when they outscored their opponents 1,430 to 782. They toppled Evart 38-29 in the state championship game. Team members included Robert Henne, Francis Kruske, Art McColgan, Don Kelso, Fred Hom, Harold Strongrich, Bill Breidenbach, Jerry Wiltse, Roy Harvey, Tom Meyette and Leo Boyd. The following year SS. Peter & Paul finished 26-1 and lost in the state finals to Milan, 45-42. Team members included Steve Murin, Francis Kruske, Art McColgan, Leo Boyd, Bob Henne, Bob Premo, Bill Bridenbach, Fred Horn, Bill Kocks, Jerry Wiltse, Bill Gordon and Dick Callahan

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CLASS OF 2009

SS. PETER AND PAUL'S BASKETBALL TEAMS OF 1946, 1947, & 1948