Former Chippewa Hills basketball, track standout to enter Hall of Fame

Eric Flowers was an all-state high jumper for Chippewa Hills. (Courtesy photo)

REMUS — Eric Flowers gained a special reputation at Chippewa Hills in the early 1980s for his talents in basketball and the high jump.

For his performance in those sports, Flowers will be honored on Tuesday night at Hemlock Park in Big Rapids during the annual Mecosta County Sports Hall of Fame induction ceremonies.

The ceremonies will start at 6:30 p.m and will be followed by the annual Old-timers game.

He graduated in 1983 from Chippewa Hills.

Flowers averaged 16 points and 12 points a game as a senior for the Warriors, who won a district title in 1983. He earned all-conference, all-area and all-state honorable mention honors. He played the wing.

He was basically a high jumper in track. He cleared 6-7 ½ at the conference meet. He was seventh at the state meet.

Flowers works at Federal Screw. He lives less than two miles from Chippewa Hills High School.

He said being inducted in the Mecosta Sports Hall of Fame “is pretty humbling.”

He played men’s softball for many years after high school. He also played on a travel team.


Posted by John Raffel

John is a sports reporter with the Pioneer as well as the Herald Review and The Lake County Star. He also coordinates the weekly Pioneer sports outdoors page. He can be reached at (231) 592-8356 or by email at

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