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Lansing Eastern High School Alumni Association


Larry Fowler

Larry Fowler played football and wrestled at Eastern from 1948-1950.  He was a State Champion in wrestling and also received All-State Honors in football.  Larry continued to play both sports at Michigan State University from 1951-1953.  He was an All-American member of the 1952-1953 National Championship Football Team.  Larry finished 2nd in the Big Ten Wrestling Championships.

Irvin Kolberg

Irvin Kolberg played football, basketball and baseball at Eastern.  He was All-State in football and All-League in basketball as a star player on Eastern's 1934 State Championship Team.  Irvin was considered the top baseball prospect of his era where he progressed to the top minor league level before baseball ceased because of World War II.  He was inducted into the Inaugural Class of the Greater Lansing Sports Hall of Fame.

Martha Macias-Mendez

Martha Mendez played varsity basketball, volleyball and softball at Eastern from 1974-1977.  She earned All-Conference, All-Area and All-State Honors in both basketball and softball in 1977.  Martha also played fast-pitch softball with the Lansing Lassies for several years, with the team finishing 10th in the nation in 1980.  Martha coached Junior Varsity Softball at Eastern for 10 years.

Iian  Mull

Iian Mull swam and played water polo at Eastern from 1988-1992.  He was a 2-time Michigan High School Swimmer of the Year.  Iian was a 4-time Secondary Conference Champion in college.  He also received two gold medals at the Olympic Festival in Los Angeles, California.

Sam Vincent

Sam Vincent was 1st Team CAC, Lansing State Journal Dream Team and 1st Team All-State in 1981.  He was awarded the first Mr. Michigan Basketball Honor and he was awarded 1st Team All-American by Parade Magazine.  Sam played 4 years at Michigan State University before going into the NBA.  Sam played several years in the NBA, coached semi-pro basketball overseas and served as the head coach in the NBA of the Charlotte Hornets.

1949 Boys Swim Team

The 1949 Boys Swim Team was praised as the finest in Michigan's history.  The team finished an undefeated season winning the 5A League, the Cereal Bowl Relays and the State Championship.  The team was considered Mythical National Champions with several All-Americans including Bruce Aldrich, National Champion in the 150 individual medley (1:39.6); Jack McIntire, Double Winner in the State Meet in the 50 and 100 yard freestyle, also an All-American; David Norman, 5th in the nation in the 200 freestyle (2:03.0), 8th in the 150 individual medley (1:42.6); and National Champions in the 150 medley relay with a time of (1:22.8).  Members of the team were J. Henderson, J. Abell, N. Canfield, B. Evans, B. Howard, J. Starr, B. Sharp, S. Rutherford, J. Culver, R. Willis, D. Myers, R. Laylin, R. Morgan, C. Smith, D. Lenz, D. Johnson, J. Eiseler, D. McNeil, R. Holliday, B. Batsche, H. Webb, A. Perkins, K. Gillett, L. Shance, J. Sterling, H. Alexander, D. Norman, B. Turney, J. McIntire, B. Aldrich, D. Cruthis, G. Alexander, E. Meredith, and D. Patterson.  They were coached by Coach Stillman.

Claude and Lois Donahue

A Special Award was presented to the Donahue as a Spirit Award for their faithful attendance at Eastern athletic events both home and away for many years.

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