Young players learn baseball

By PATRICK ERVIN,

Early experiences in learning to play the game of baseball can shape a child in ways that extend beyond the field. And in our game of the week, featuring 7-8-year-old Coach Pitch teams at Wards Recreation Center on Tuesday, opposing coaches focused on building these youngsters up in a sport that teaches them so much about life.




Former Simmons star Thompson Jr. working on getting back to NFL

By PATRICK ERVIN,

NFL prospects wait nervously this time of year waiting for teams looking to fill a need on their roster to give them that life-changing phone call. Free agent linebacker Carlos Thompson Jr. knows the feeling because he experienced four years ago when the Houston Texans signed him as an undrafted player before the 2015 season.






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