The Saginaw County (MI) Sports Hall of Fame recently announced its 2018 induction class.
The Class of 2018 includes a Miss Basketball, two of the top basketball players in Saginaw County history, a Major League pitcher and an NFL player, along with the 2018 College Women’s Basketball Coach of the Year.
They will be honored at the 2018 induction banquet on Sunday, November 4th at Horizons Conference Center in Saginaw Township. The class includes:
Sue Guevara, a 1972 St. Stephen High School graduate, led a Cinderella Central Michigan University women’s basketball team to this season’s Sweet Sixteen, beating Louisiana State and Ohio State to finish the season ranked 20th in the country. Guevara, who has more than 300 coaching victories as a head coach at the University of Michigan and Central Michigan, was named the Kay Yow National Coach of the Year. Guevara, who played collegiately at Saginaw Valley State, coached softball at her alma mater and was an assistant women’s basketball coach. She has also worked as an assistant basketball coach at Ohio State, Ball State, Michigan State and Auburn.
Rick Havercroft owns a long history of umpiring in the Saginaw area, beginning in 1979. He was inducted into the Michigan Amateur Softball Association Hall of Fame, having umpired in 12 Men’s Major Fastpitch national tournaments and 14 International Softball Congress World Tournaments. He works as a college umpire and Amateur Softball Association umpire. The Saginaw Township native was the Mid-American Conference umpire coordinator from 2006-15 and continues to officiate Michigan high school football and basketball games.
Tory Jackson is the career scoring leader in Saginaw County history, finishing his Buena Vista High School basketball career with 2,518 points, the fourth most in Michigan high school history. The 5-foot-10 guard led the Knights to Class C state titles in 2004 and 2006, finishing his senior season averaging 30.5 points. He played at Notre Dame, playing in a Notre Dame-record 136 games, including 122 starts and 93 wins. His 694 career assists and 211 career steals rank second in Irish history. Jackson, who scored 1,231 career points at Notre Dame, played in the NBA’s Developmental League for one season and then in Mongolia.
Danielle Kamm graduated from Nouvel Catholic Central High School, claiming the Miss Basketball title after her senior season before heading to Marquette University. The 6-foot-2 center averaged 18 points and 11.8 rebounds as a senior, finishing her high school career with 1,825 points and 1,275 rebounds. She led the Panthers to an 88-13 record in four seasons, including a Final Four appearance, three regional titles and four district titles. Kamm, who also starred in volleyball and softball for the Panthers, scored 1,079 points to rank 21st in Marquette history. Her 671 rebounds rank 10th and 95 blocks fifth in Marquette history.
Dennis Konuszewski played football, basketball and baseball at Bridgeport High School, turning baseball into a college career at the University of Michigan and a professional career in the Pittsburgh Pirates system. The right-handed pitcher was 21-6 during his career at Bridgeport, including one no-hitter, earning Michigan High School Baseball Player of the Year honors after his senior season. He was drafted in the 15th round of the 1989 draft by the New York Yankees, but he chose to play at Michigan. After his junior season, the Pirates took Konuszewski in the seventh round of the 1992 draft. He played six years in the Pirates system, making an appearance on Pittsburgh’s Major League team in 1995. He retired in 1997 and coaches Little League baseball, leading the North Saginaw Township Little League team to the Junior World Series in 2017.
Terrance Roberson, a 6-foot-7 forward, started four seasons at Buena Vista High School, leading the Knights to two Class B state titles. He averaged 23 points and 15 rebounds during his senior season in 1994-95, earning a spot on the Parade All-America team for the third time, joining Kenny Anderson, Patrick Ewing and Alonzo Mourning as the only three-time honorees. He played at Fresno State for Jerry Tarkanian, finishing his career as the second-leading scorer in Fresno State history with 1,690 points. He played for the Idaho Stampede in the Continental Basketball Association and played three games for the Charlotte Hornets in the NBA. He played professionally for 11 years in Italy, Turkey, Ukraine, Israel, Finland, Mexico, France, Switzerland, Romania and Canada.
Stuart Schweigert starred in football, track and basketball at Heritage High School, leading to a standout career at Purdue and in the NFL. In track, he claimed the Division 1 state title in the 100-meter dash as a junior in 10.60 seconds. In football, Schweigert played quarterback and defensive back, running for 1,650 yards and 26 touchdowns as a senior, adding 500 yards and four TDs passing. He added 50 tackles, three interceptions and seven pass breakups on defense. He was named Big Ten Freshman of the Year at Purdue, helping the Boilermakers win a Big Ten title. He played in four bowl games and finished as the Purdue’s career interception lead with 17. He earned first team all-conference honors twice and second-team all-conference honors twice. The Oakland Raiders drafted him in the third round of the 2004 NFL draft. He played five seasons in the NFL, finishing with 362 tackles, four interceptions, five fumble recoveries and four forced fumbles in 53 career NFL games. He played two years with the Omaha Nighthawks in the United Football League.
Saginaw High School’s 1999 football team featured six players who went on to play in the NFL and three who earned Super Bowl rings. The Trojans were 7-2 during the regular season, falling to Midland High and Heritage. But Saginaw High finished the regular season by outscoring its opponents 162-7 before heading into the playoffs, where they beat Muskegon Reeths-Puffer, Heritage, Hudsonville and East Lansing before knocking off Birmingham Brother Rice, 14-7, to win the Division 2 state title. Of the 37 players, 24 played college football, including 10 that played Division 1 football. Six players – Charles Rogers, Ron Stanley, Jerome Jackson, Tory Humphrey, LaMarr Woodley and Roy Manning – played in the NFL and three – Stanley, Woodley and Humphrey – won Super Bowl rings. Another player – Charleston Hughes – remains one of the top pass rushers in the Canadian Football League, while another player – Anthony Roberson – played in the NBA.
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