Five new members have been selected to be inducted into the Jackson Parish Sports Hall of Fame (JPSHOF). Two more will be honored with Outstanding Achievement Awards. The announcement was made during the regularly scheduled monthly meeting of the JPSHF board on Thursday, June 2nd.
Representing the Class of 2022 will be a pair who prepped at Jonesboro-Hodge High School, two from Weston High and one from Chatham. Each was outstanding in basketball but two enter the Hall primarily based on their acheivements on the baseball field. Both Outstanding Achievement Award winners coached at Jonesboro-Hodge.
Introducing the Class of 2022
Ted Reeves – Jonesboro Hodge High School: Outstanding multi sport athlete as a prep at JHHS and All-Conference baseball player at Northwestern State University returned to alma mater to become all-time winningest baseball coach in JHHS history and lead the Tigers to their deepest run in the state playoffs. Also has special distinction of being only coach in Jackson Parish history to lead a boys program at one school (JHHS – baseball) and a girls program (Weston – basketball) in two different sports.
Ashley (Butler) McCoy – Weston High School: The two-time District MVP and three time All-State basketball player finished her career with over 2500 points and 1000 rebounds. Led Weston to Class B state semifinals and only appearance ever in modern day state tournament.
Derrickal Saulsberry – Chatham High School: Three time All-Stater, including being named Class B MVP and first team All-Northeast Louisiana as only a sophomore. The four time All District representative was also selected as Class B state tournament MVP as a Junior after leading Chatham to back-to- back state titles and most combined wins over a four year period in school history.
Mark Hale – Weston High School: Named Class C MVP after pitching Weston to their first state championship in 1977. Considered the most dominant prep pitcher in Jackson Parish High School history highlighted by a perfect 8-0 record that included four no-hitters his senior season that saw him strike out two of every three batters faced.
Greg Harrell – Jonesboro Hodge High School: All-time single game scoring and playoff scoring record holder in JHHS history, was chosen as MVP of Class 2A state tournament after leading Tigers to the title. Twice named to all-district teams and once to Class 2A All-State squad. One of few in Tigers history to average a double/double (ten or more points in scoring and rebounding) for his career.
Outstanding Achievement Award winners:
Carrol Dowies – JHHS coach: Only was a head coach for two years but spent many as assistant in virtually every sport offered. Is recognized as having tremendous influence on the players he coached and incredible passion toward the school and his profession.
Jimmie Davis – JHHS coach: As both an assistant and head coach of football and track, Davis is recognized for his nearly two decades of devoted service to the school and athletic program. Remembered as being instrumental in the development of countless students through his compassionate mentoring capabilities and exemplary lifestyle.
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