Left: Photo by ROBERT SUMMERLIN — Pitcher Tanner Frasier of Ruston High School starts to follow through on a pitch during weekend action at the Trey Altick Louisiana Prep Classic which was held at 10 different fields in the area, including the Bearcats’ diamond. Right: Catcher Austin McNeill of Cedar Creek takes a throw while guarding the plate during the Cougars’ action in the Trey Altick Louisiana Prep Classic this weekend. Cedar Creek was one of the schools serving as a host site for the tourney.
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Former Grambling State University head baseball coach Wilbert Ellis (center) was recently presented with a “Wilbert Ellis Day” proclamation by Louisiana Secretary of State Communications’ Director Sailor Jackson (right) during ceremonies held at the Eddie G. Robinson Museum. Ellis is the commissioner of the museum, which had the most visitors during its first year of operation than any other museum in the state system. Also helping honor Ellis, a recent inductee into the Southwestern Athletic Conference Hall of Fame, was former GSU football assistant coach Eddie G.
Two Lincoln Parish teams who lost to the eventual state champion have a combined three representatives on the 2012 Class B All-State baseball squad announced today by the Louisiana Sports Writers Association.
Choudrant High, whose season ended with a 11-4 loss to title winner Hornbeck, featured Shane Kassab and Heath Sadler on the postseason team selected by a panel of LSWA representatives.
Fellow District 1-B rival Simsboro High, a 6-2 victim of Hornbeck in the quarterfinal round of the playoffs, provided Josey Chandler as a top tier All-State member.
GRAMBLING — Larry Wright turned humble beginnings into titles, Grambling Legends honors
The product of a single-parent home in the poorest part of southside Monroe never let his humble beginnings slow him down. He’d help teams win basketball championships in high school and college — then titles in the National Basketball Association and overseas.