Wes Leonard

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Mother Of Fallen Player Wants Defibs At MI Schools

Tiny Fennville, Mich., is getting ready to host a basketball game for the first time since 16-year-old Wes Leonard made a game-winning shot then collapsed seconds later.

97.1 The Ticket–12/06/2011

Fans look on as paramedics tend to Fennville High School's Wes Leonard (AP Photo/The Holland Sentinel, D.J. Geppert)

NASCAR Team To Honor Late HS Basketball Player

A Michigan high school basketball player who died earlier this year after making a game-winning shot will be honored at Michigan International Speedway.

WWJ Newsradio 950–06/17/2011


Should Student Athletes Get EKGs As Pre-Sport Checkups?

The recent death of a Michigan teenage basketball player has renewed questions about what kind of heart checkup young athletes need to make the team, and a new study may influence that debate.

WWJ Newsradio 950–04/05/2011

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Fennville’s Basketball Run For Title Ends

The race for a title, following the death of a teammate ended Monday for Fennville High’s boys basketball team, with a loss to Schoolcraft 86-62 in Class C regional play.

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/14/2011


Fennville Wins District Title

The Blackhawks beat Covert 51-48 Friday night to earn a Class C district title. Fennville now has a perfect 23-0 record.

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/11/2011

Pastor Gary Peterson begins the funeral service for Wes Leonard (inset), 16, of Fennville, at Christ Memorial Church, Tuesday, March 8, 2011, in Holland, Mich.  (CBS/AP)

Community Mourns High School Basketball Star

A blue sky was the backdrop for a sad morning in Holland, where hundreds gathered for the funeral of a high school basketball star who died last week after making a game-winning shot.

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/08/2011

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Mich. School Wins First Game After Star Player Dies

In the end, it was a game that west Michigan’s Fennville High basketball players knew their fallen teammate would have been proud of.

97.1 The Ticket–03/08/2011


Bittersweet Victory For Fennville Basketball Team

Fenneville High School beat Lawrence High 65-54 to advance in the state’s playoffs without their star player, Wes Leonard.

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/07/2011

Fans look on as paramedics tend to Fennville High School's Wes Leonard (AP Photo/The Holland Sentinel, D.J. Geppert)

Big Game Will Go On After Player’s Death

The basketball team at Fennville High School will be back on the court, days after a star player collapsed after making a game-winning shot.

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/07/2011


Hundreds Line The Block To Pay Respect To Fallen Athlete

Hundreds of people turned out over the weekend to pay their respects to high school basketball player Wes Leonard, who collapsed and died after making the winning basket for his team.

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/06/2011