Throwback Thursday for Dec. 31

The 1965-66 Brownstown Central basketball team.

Pictured are, front row from left, Wayne Barnett, Gary Carmichael, Denver Stahl, Jerry Melloncamp and Tom Spurgeon; and back row from left, Tom Croquart, John Hartley, Gail Sommers, Doug Nuss and Gary Ault.

These Braves were coached by Charles Denbo and Louis Sommers.

Denbo, who was inducted into the Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame in 2004, coached at Vallonia from 1960 to 1962, where he finished with a record of 28-15.

At Brownstown, Denbo amassed a record of 53-47 from 1962 to 1966.

Denbo then coached at Crothersville from 1966 to 1968 before heading the Orleans basketball program for more than 27 years.

Jordan Morey is sports editor at The (Seymour) Tribune. He can be reached at or 812-523-7069.