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  • Landers Athlete of the Week: Loyola's Chelsea Johnson

    Landers Athlete of the Week: Loyola's Chelsea Johnson

    Thursday, January 18 2018 10:50 AM EST2018-01-18 15:50:54 GMT

    When you talk about successful basketball teams, the old thought process is that you need to have a deep roster to be elite. Maybe seven, or so, strong players.  Loyola has that, anchored by junior forward Chelsea Johnson. It is a big reason why this team entered Wednesday at 19-2. Here's the thing, though: they go seven players strong...but that's it. They legitimately do not have more than that on the roster. "It can be tough but it also is fun, as well. I think it...

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    When you talk about successful basketball teams, the old thought process is that you need to have a deep roster to be elite. Maybe seven, or so, strong players.  Loyola has that, anchored by junior forward Chelsea Johnson. It is a big reason why this team entered Wednesday at 19-2. Here's the thing, though: they go seven players strong...but that's it. They legitimately do not have more than that on the roster. "It can be tough but it also is fun, as well. I think it...

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  • Landers Athlete of the Week: Pleasant Grove's Xavier Benson

    Landers Athlete of the Week: Pleasant Grove's Xavier Benson

    Thursday, July 13 2017 11:25 AM EDT2017-07-13 15:25:18 GMT

    TEXARKANA, TX -- Many of mornings spent racing to success for Pleasant Grove outside linebacker Xavier Benson over the past three years. It's part of the reason he's secured himself as the sixth-best at his position in Texas. However, he isn't built like a brute. He's yet to fill in that 6'3. 200 lb frame. How on earth do those metrics earn him 22 Division I offers? "Hours and hours and hours of hard work knowing that you have to go against these 6'6 offensive linemen...

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    TEXARKANA, TX -- Many of mornings spent racing to success for Pleasant Grove outside linebacker Xavier Benson over the past three years. It's part of the reason he's secured himself as the sixth-best at his position in Texas. However, he isn't built like a brute. He's yet to fill in that 6'3. 200 lb frame. How on earth do those metrics earn him 22 Division I offers? "Hours and hours and hours of hard work knowing that you have to go against these 6'6 offensive linemen...

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  • Landers Athlete of the Week: Balloon racing world champion John Petrehn

    Thursday, July 20 2017 2:17 AM EDT2017-07-20 06:17:25 GMT

    SHREVEPORT -- It’s a loud yet comforting roar every time John Petrehn fires up his balloon. It only makes sense considering he’s a two-time world champion at the unique sport of balloon racing. This is the type of passion has burned him inside of him as far back as he can remember. “I’m lucky because I started when I was about three-years-old when I’d go up with my dad. I’ve been around ballooning my whole life,” Petrehn, who now lives in Ho...

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    SHREVEPORT -- It’s a loud yet comforting roar every time John Petrehn fires up his balloon. It only makes sense considering he’s a two-time world champion at the unique sport of balloon racing. This is the type of passion has burned him inside of him as far back as he can remember. “I’m lucky because I started when I was about three-years-old when I’d go up with my dad. I’ve been around ballooning my whole life,” Petrehn, who now lives in Ho...

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