Making waves at state
Sophomore Preston Sparks helped lead Cedar Creek High School to a third place finish in Division IV of the recent Louisiana High School Athletic Association state swimming championships held in Sulphur. Sparks was chosen as an honorable mention All-State performer after placing in the Top Eight of two different events. He was No. 5 in the 50-meter freestyle and also had the same finish in the 100-m freestyle. The Cougars helped Lincoln Parish programs capture numerous awards at the meet, including a state title for Division II by Ruston High School.