By: John Raffel
Last of the Hunteys: Morley Stanwood's Nic Huntey
Huntey has virtually been a household name the past several years and the past few decades at Morley Stanwood.
Clark Huntey, the current athletic director, head football coach and assistant baseball coach, was a standout in football, basketball and baseball in the 1980s. He played baseball at Central Michigan University and is a member of CMU's Hall of Fame.
His children have carried on the Huntey name in championship ways. Oldest daughter Ashley was an all-state athlete in volleyball and a standout in basketball. She led her volleyball team to a state title, then went on to an All-American volleyball career at Ferris State University.
Huntey's oldest son, Tyler, was also a three-sport standout and played at CMU. His second daughter, Alexis, was all-state in volleyball and basketball, and led her team to state titles in both sports and was even named Sports Scene Female Athlete of the Year. She was a top player for Ferris in both volleyball and basketball.
She was followed by younger brother Chase, another three-sport athlete who played college baseball.
Now the youngest of the Hunteys, Nic, has led Morley Stanwood's basketball team to a 4-0 start. He was a standout quarterback for a football team that made it to the district finals. He was 65-of-110 in passing for 869 yards and rushed 166 times for 679 yards. He was the most outstanding player in the Central State Activities Association's Silver Division.
But right now, Nic, a senior, is in the final year of a long line of Hunteys, and is focusing on helping his team earn title success.
“Nic's a senior and has kind of been around for a while,” Morley Stanwood coach Bob Raven said. “We kind of lean on him. He does a lot of things for us.”
Being a leader, scorer, rebounder, passer and defender are all on Huntey's basketball resume.
“We're playing pretty well as a team, but we're not at our best yet,” Huntey said. “As the season goes on, I think we'll get better. We've been turning the ball over a lot lately. I think less turnovers, better defense and more consistency, will be critical.”
As a senior, Huntey is in his fourth season and is looking for this one to be his best.
“I'm trying to be more of a team player and not take as many shots and pass the ball a little more,” he said. “I'm trying to be all around and get better on my defense. I struggled on that when I was younger.
“This team gets along better. We're not as selfish. We're shooting for the stars. We want to win conference and go as far as we can.”