• 2019 Athletic Hall of Fame Inductees


    Phil Cole, Swimming, Class of 2005

    Four Varsity letters. Best Competitor, twice Most Valuable & Team Captain. Three-time Conference Champion in the 50 & 100 yd. Freestyles, and multiple times Conference Champion in the 200 & 400 yd. Freestyle Relays. Ten-time All-State, five-time in individual events and five-time in relays. Broke an existing 23 year old record by setting a new standard in the 50 Yd. Freestyle. Earned the rank of an All-American sprinter in the 50 and 100 Yd. Freestyle events. Swam at the United States Air Force Academy. Currently in active duty as a Major in the USAF as a Combat Rescue Officer at the 304th Rescue Squadron.


    Jenny Hayes, Volleyball, Class of 1978

    Led the LHS Volleyball team to State Tournament back-to-back final four appearances in the 1977 and 1978 seasons with a combined record of 45-3. She then played at KCC for two years being a two-time National Champion and two-time Junior College All-American. She went to the University of Texas in 1980 and became a 1st Team All-American leading Texas to the 1981 National Championship. In 2009, Jenny was inducted into the U of Texas Women’s Hall of Fame. Selected in 2017 by the Battle Creek Enquirer as Lakeview’s All-Time Best Volleyball Player.


    Spencer Henley, Football, Class of 1991

    Earned two Varsity letters, 1989 and 1990. Twice All-City and All-Conference. Team Captain, Most Valuable and Honorable Mention All-State, 1990. Selected for the Michigan All-Star Football Team in 1991, starting for the West Team. Earned two Varsity letters in Basketball. Played four years of football at Western Michigan University playing Special Teams and starting as a linebacker as a senior. Coached football at Kalamazoo Central and Martin High School before becoming the Head Coach of Colon HS where he coached six years and won two District Championships. In 2014 he was inducted into the Colon HS Hall of Fame.


    Leiah Hess, Track, Class of 2009

    Earned three Varsity letters. Three-time City Champion in the 800 & 1600 Meter Relays. Three-time Conference and Regional Champion in the 400, 800, & 1600 Meter Relays. Twice All-Conference and Regional Champion in the 200 Meter Dash. All-State in the 200 & 400 Meter Dash, and twice All-State in the 800 Meter Relay. Five-time All-American and Set a National Record in the Distance Medley Relay at Grand Valley State University. Four-time All-Region, and three-time Conference Champion in the 400 Meter Dash while attending GVSU.


    Maggie Remynse, Tennis, Class of 2009

    LHS career record of 112-4 with undefeated seasons in 2007 and 2008. Four-time All-State. Ranked as the #1 Player in the State of Michigan in 2007, 2008 and 2009. Four-time City and Conference Champion at Number 1 Singles, and Three-time State Champion at #1 Singles. Named State of Michigan’s Miss Tennis in 2008. She was a 5-Star recruit who played at Western Michigan University. Her coach, Mike McGinnis said Maggie was, “The greatest female player ever at Lakeview and in the city of Battle Creek”. Played #1 Singles, #2 Singles and #1 Doubles while at Western Michigan University.


    Ryo Tahara, Baseball, Class of 2001

    Two Varsity letters in Baseball. All-City, All-Conference, All-District, All Region and 1st Team All-State in 2001 playing third base for the LHS State Championship Baseball Team. In 2000, Ryo had a Batting Average of .340 with a 3-0 record as a pitcher, striking out 17 In 16 innings. Ryo played two years at KCC then transferred to Saginaw Valley State University where he starred in 2004. He batted .357 and had a near perfect fielding percentage. Ryo also swam for four years helping set a new school record in the 200 yd. Medley Relay that finished 6th in the state. He also finished 8th All-Time in the 100 yd. Breaststroke and was All-State twice in Swimming.