Greenfield native drew from big brother's athletic records


Former Greenfield-Central basketball players Kyle White (left) and Jamie Bell (40) joined G-C coach Cliff Hawkins on the cover of the team's 1986-87 game program.

While their playing days might be over, the lessons Hancock County’s community leaders learned on the sports fields continue to guide them today. In this week-long series, we look back on the positive effect athletics had on their lives.

GREENFIELD — It isn’t always easy being the younger brother, especially if older brother is the exact definition of an all-around athlete.

There can be a pressure, both self-imposed and from outside forces, to live up to the glory, for the younger brother to match his elder sibling in anything and everything.

Jamie Bell preferred to take a different approach.

“I kind of always wanted to do what big brother did,” Bell said of his older brother, Kevin, who he also referred to as a “superstar.”

“He had a good time playing sports and I learned from that,” added Bell, the Director of Operations for NineStar Connect. “I might not have known it then, but you pick up work ethic and working on a team. That’s a big part of life, working on a team.”

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