My greatest athletic achievement did not come against another team or player. It was between myself and nature.
Simmons High School senior Jaleila Gadison, the Planters Bank Player of the Week, describes herself as a laid back and easy-going teenager. But, on the basketball court, Gadison is anything but easy going.
Greenville Christian guard Williette Kingdom jumped in front of a Lady Mavs pass made a steal and drew a foul with 1.9 seconds remaining in the game.
Ta’Bias Parks did not like being told he was supposed to play basketball when he was a young child. Parks, now a 6-foot-8 star on the O’Bannon High School basketball team, was an easy-going, fun-loving kid, but he still had a mind of his own. He believed he should spend his time on things he wanted to do.
Teenage boys slipped and fell into mud all day long during the St. Joseph Catholic Soccer Tournament Saturday. Most kicks were stopped immediately by pools of puddles. Water flew everywhere. It looked more like rugby than soccer.
In other words, the players had the time of their lives.
The Greenville High School Honeybees remained perfect at 19-0 with a 67-36 thrashing of the Clinton Lady Arrows Friday night.
The Deer Creek School boys basketball has won a bunch of close games this season where the Warriors made the key plays at the end; however, Friday night it was visiting Delta Academy who made the clutch plays down the stretch for a 60-54 victory.
Washington School was the place to be as the boys basketball team took on Bayou Academy Friday night. A great environment and lots of energy from the fans made the game exciting. The Generals would fall to the Colts, 67-59.
Jessica Calderon, the girls soccer coach at Greenville High School, grew up in an immigrant community in California. Her house was surrounded by orchards and immigrants. Her grandparents picked fruit, and so did her parents.
At one time in her life, Calderon thought she would do the same thing — and proudly.
Plaques and trophies adorn the hallways, a television is on mute while ESPN’s First Take is airing and the owner of the house proudly reminisces about her illustrious basketball coaching career.