Born to Slam

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.

Splish, splash

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.

Making a difference

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.