Kenneth Dunlap

Kenneth Dunlap

Class of 1942

Kenny was born and raised in Comstock and has lived here all his life. He was married to his high school sweetheart (Evelyn Sparks) now deceased. Ken earned 15 varsity letters throughout his high school career and did some pretty amazing things during that time. After high school, he continued having great success in baseball as the Kalamazoo All Star catcher that had the opportunity to play in an exhibition game against the Detroit Tigers. From there, Ken was in the US Army and stationed in Japan for 30 months before returning home to work for Whitaker Construction where he helped build Comstock East and West Elementary Schools. Ken was a remarkable high school athlete and teammate and a friend for life.

by Bob Bellisle


Comstock High School

  • Football – 4 Varsity Letters
    • 1941 Team Captain
    • 1941 Bi-River Valley Champions – 8-0 Record
    • 1941 Conference MVP
    • 1941 Class C Alternate All State RB
  • Basketball – 4 Varsity Letters
    • 1939 & 1940 Kalamazoo County Athletic Association Champions
    • 1941 Team Captain
    • 1941 Class C Conference Champions
  • Baseball - 4 Varsity Letters
    • 1941 Class C Conference Champions
    • Career Batting Avg. Over .350
  • Track & Field - 3 Varsity Letters

After High School

  • Kalamazoo City League All Star Catcher
  • Played in Exhibition Game vs Detroit Tigers
  • Hole in One at Hickory Ridge Golf Course 10-7-96 – Hole #8 – 181 Yards

Athletic Honors

  • 2013 Comstock Athletic Hall of Fame