March 9 – Happy Birthday Mike Wells

Wells2For such a short history, Bishop Scully High School certainly had its share of superb athletes. Brian Niezgoda, for example, had to be something very special to gain over 1,600 yards on the ground, plus score 200 points during the 1980 football season for the Church Streeters. Unfortunately, however, I never got a chance to see the guy play. Cappy Wells was an outstanding football player, who was also one of the best pure shooters to ever play basketball for the great Dutch Howlan. But the best Scully athlete I ever actually saw compete with my own eyes was Cappy’s older brother and today’s Amsterdam Birthday celebrant, Mike Wells.

He had all the physical tools…

You can read the rest of my story about this talented Amsterdam athlete in my new book “A Year’s Worth of Amsterdam Birthdays.” To order your copy, click here.

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