Tragedy on court inspires community

2011 Story of the Year: Fennville (Mich.) mourns loss of Wes Leonard

Updated: December 30, 2011, 4:29 PM ET
By Christopher Parish | ESPNHS

There was something about Wes Leonard that made him special. You could see it in his eyes.

You could see it when he was on the court. He had a look that exuded poise and confidence. His eyes showed his passion whether he was scowling or smiling.

You can see that look in his eyes in the photo, now infamous, of his celebration after his basket capped a perfect regular season for Fennville (Mich.). His teammate, Adam Siegel, lifts him into the air, and Wes clutches the back of Siegel's ...

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