"The Outstanding Six," Boone Hi Lights, May 21, 1957

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"The Outstanding Six," Boone Hi Lights, May 21, 1957

"The Outstanding Six," Boone Hi Lights, May 21, 1957

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jtracy
November 1, 2016

Charley Wells, top center photo, featured in "The Outstanding Six," from Boone Hi Lights, May 31, 1957, Vol. 5, #16. VIEW.

Excerpt from the school newspaper:

Basketball also proclaimed its share of outstanding stars. The scoring of Kent Starcher and Charley Wells plus the outstanding ability of Carl McLemore brought Boone a fine record....

Listen as Orlando native Charley Wells recalls the joy of serving as captain on the Boone High School Basketball Team in this excerpt from an oral history interview with Attorney Wells at his GrayRobinson law office in downtown Orlando on October 13, 2016.

LISTEN Part II (18:59)

So I then went to Boone High School and graduated from Boone High School in 1957 where my proudest achievement was that I was the captain of the Boone High School Basketball Team. And we had a very good basketball team. We'd been to the state tournament in my junior year, but unfortunately my senior year we got beat in the finals of the district tournament and didn't get to go to the state final tournament that year. But I was very fortunate to have a great experience playing basketball which stayed with me all my life as a matter of fact. And actively played basketball until I turned 60 years old and my cardiologist told me I better stop playing full court. So I have had a wonderful experience growing up here in Orlando....

 

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