‘Les’ was a 2-time All-Stater at Martinsville…captain and only senior on 1927 state champions, winning the final state title game played in ‘Cowbarn’ on Indiana State Fairgrounds…played a reserve role on Martinsville’s 1924 championship team…also went to finals as a junior, losing out to ‘Stretch’ Murphy’s Marion team…a standout shot-putter, placing second in state track meet…honorable mention All-American at Indiana State…played basketball 4 years and track 3 years there…called by many veteran observers the greatest basketball player in Martinsville’s history.

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