"The Valley Boys - The Story of The 1958 Springs Valley Black Hawks."

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1940s & '50s

W. Timothy Wright

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The Valley Boys shares a story of a special high school basketball team that came together for an unbelievable, unexpected, and historic season.


Drama, Family, Young Adult,

Short Summary

In the summer of 1957, the Indiana towns of French Lick and West Baden decided to merge two high schools that had been fierce rivals for decades. The ten boys and their 25 year old coach became a microcosm of the two towns, teaching its citizens how to come together as one united community.


Southern Indiana

Based on a True Story


Plot - Premise

Internal Journey/Rebirth

Plot - Other Elements

Meaningful Message, Twist, Coming of Age, Happy Ending

Mature Audience Themes


Main Character Details

Name: Frankie Self

Age: 17

Gender: Male

Role: Logical

Key Traits: Heroic, Honorable, Leader, Modest, Selfless, Aspiring, Faithful, Empathetic

Additional Character Details

Name: Thelma McFarland

Age: 17

Gender: Female

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Aspiring

Additional Character Details

Name: Butch Schmutzler

Age: 18

Gender: Male

Role: Logical

Key Traits: Aspiring, Badass, Aggressive

Additional Character Details

Name: Marvin Pruett

Age: 17

Gender: Male

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Aggressive, Aspiring

About The Author

Target Audiences

Age: 55+

Target Gender: Universal

Group Specific

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Publishing Details

Status: Yes: self-published

Year Published: 2018

Hard Copy Available



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