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Converse Borderman Basketball

Converse Bordermen

The sting of one loss for the season, the final game, blurred the accomplishments of a legendary Converse Bordermen basketball team that made it to the Sweet Sixteen.

The 1943-44 team with 27 straight wins captured the heart and imagination of war weary Converse, packing the Converse Gym with more people than actually lived in Converse at times. The fact that gas was rationed, tires were a scarcity, and money was tight, only added to the mystique of this team. Read more...

 
Marvin Green

Marvin Green

Teacher and coach of 43 Entomology State Championships since 1962, a run of 27 consecutive championships to 2008! An impressive legacy for Marvin Green and Oak Hill Entomology teams through the years. The dynamics of a winning dynasty often produce those factors that can work against you with changing eligibility and contest requirements that, at times, seem designed to “level the playing field”. In each case, Green coached teams responded to the new challenge and asserted their proven tradition of success.Read more...

 
Ray Creviston

Ray Creviston

Present day residents of Converse would find it hard to believe that Converse was the home town of motorcycle racing's early star. Ray Creviston first began his career on the Converse Fairgrounds half mile track in 1912. He disappointed local fans by not appearing at the Converse Fairgrounds in 1914, but set the one mile world record in July at St. Louis. His racing career had begun to gather momentum and he responded to the challenges of the next decade. Read more...

 
Jim Law

Jim Law

As the Twentieth Century came to a close, the Marion Chronicle-Tribune selected Jim Law as the Grant County Football Coach of the Century in 2000. That's one hundred years, scores of coaches, thousands of players, and so many games on the secondary and collegiate level in Grant County that it all becomes a blur except for one standout, Coach Law. Jim was selected for induction into the Indiana Football Hall of Fame five years later on October 15, 2005. Jim's influence and contributions have not been limited to the football field, for he has made a mark in Converse and the Oak Hill community.Read more...

 
L.G. Murphy

L.G. Murphy

At the age of 32 and a veteran of the Civil War, Levin Graham Murphy not only married Miss Delia Slocum on January 1st, 1873, but also began the lumber and builder's supply enterprise that once occupied the block of the present day Dollar General. It wasn't until the late 1890s that his love for angling led him to William Wrigley's Catalina Island. At Catalina Island it was said that the blue-fin tuna arrived in such great schools they would literally churn up acres of white water when feeding. The very fact they were considered impossible to catch by rod and reel became a challenge for a few bold sportsmen. Read more...

 
Monte Towe

Monte Towe

Converse's favorite son, Monte Towe was a standout athlete and a three sport superstar, but it was basketball that gave birth to his legend. Everyone's heard the stories: dribbling a basketball to and from school everyday; the countless hours on the court; shooting drills involving the firing of high arching, nothing but net shots over the tops of step ladders. Monte was the proverbial David who got the opportunity to extend the metaphor when he led Oak Hill High School in the toppling of long-time rivals, the Marion Giants, in the 1971 Sectional, which led to his being selected as an Indiana All-Star. Read more...

 
 
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