All-regional basketball player for Brazil High School…named his school’s top athlete that year…military service kept him from playing college sports…returned from 37-month tour with U. S. Army during World War II to begin a 38-year career in officiating…worked between 50 and 60 games a year during that span…credits include 3 Wabash Valley Tournament finals…3 Indiana-Kentucky all-star games…3 Final Four appearances…refereed ‘Church Street Shootout,’ when Hall of Famers Ray Pavy and Jimmy Rayl combined to score 100 points in old New Castle gymnasium.

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