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Martinsville Sports Highlights by Curtis H. Tomak

Martinsville, Indiana, has a very fine and interesting sports history extending to national and international levels.  This book includes biographies of Martinsville-associated people who are in an Indiana or national sports hall of fame.  In addition, there are historical narratives of selected Martinsville High School basketball teams (including five state champions) and former Martinsville high schools and gymnasiums (including the historically significant Glenn M. Curtis Memorial Gymnasium).  The book is very nicely illustrated with photographs of all of the above.  It was over two years in the making and is based upon interviews and a multitude of official and other appropriate records and sources.

Hall of Famers

  • Sam Alford, basketball                                                                                            
  • Bryan Bailey, wrestling                                                                                           
  • Tom Bowman, basketball                                                                                      
  • Vince Burpo, football                                                                                                    
  • Julie Carmichael, golf                                                                                               
  • Sam Carmichael, golf                                                                                               
  • Jan Conner, basketball                                                                                            
  • Claude Curtis, basketball                                                                                         
  • Glenn Curtis, basketball                                                                                                                                                                             
  • Dave Errett and family, wrestling                                                                                                                                      
  • Devere Fair, football and wrestling                                                                                                                                                  
  • Marshall Goss, track                                                                                                                                                                                       
  • Jenny Gray, golf
  • Leigh Anne Hardin, golf
  • Mark James, basketball
  • John Koontz, wrestling and track
  • Dale Morey, golf
  • Mo Moriarity, football
  • Sharon Most, golf                                                                            
  • Dick Neal and family, wrestling                                 
  • Mel Payton, basketball
  • Lester Reynolds, basketball
  • Jerry Sichting, basketball
  • Bill Siderewicz, football
  • Sally Suddith, basketball
  • Bill Tutterow, baseball
  • Mark Wildman, football
  • John Wooden, basketball
  • Zeke Young, football

Basketball Teams

  • 1910-1911 boys
  • 1914-1915 boys
  • 1918-1919 girls                                                                                     
  • 1919-1920 boys                                                                                                
  • 1924 boys state champion                                                                                             
  • 1927 boys state champion                                                                                             
  • 1929-1930 boys                                                                                          
  • 1933 boys state champion                                                                                       
  • 1937-1938 boys                                                                                                                                                                           
  • 1974-1975 boys                                                                                                                                   
  • 1997 girls state champion 
  • 1998 girls state champion                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         

In Martinsville, this book can be purchased from Curtis Tomak (765.342.9794),

from Super Sports at 59 East Washington Street (765.342.9870), or

from Fables and Fairy Tales at 38 N. Main St (765.913.4100).

Also available online.