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Busy sports season for alumni

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Garrett Harris has received a significant baseball honor. The Anderson-Shiro High School graduate is the Rookie Pitcher of the Year for the Canadian American Association of Professional Baseball, as chosen by league managers and media members. The 25-year-old had a 9-3 record and 3.75 earned run average in 20 games for Trois-Rivieres Aigles. During the regular season, the right-hander tied for third in the league in wins and was fifth in strikeouts.

Football

Northwestern State University of Louisiana quarterback Shelton Eppler completed 26 of 42 pass attempts for 287 yards against Houston Baptist. The Navasota High product threw t o u c h - d o w n s of 30 and 26 yards and tossed three interceptions. He rushed five times for 1 yard in the loss. Defensive lineman Jordan Wells made three tackles for Tarleton State University in a win over West Texas A & M. The former Rattler had a team-high three quarterback hurries. Texas A & M University tight end Ryan Renick m a d e one tackle against Auburn. The j u n i o r p l a y e d for Iola.

Men’s

cross country

Wilberforce University junior Jabril Hunter finished the Friendship Invitational 8K in 40 minutes, 58.7 seconds. The past Rattler, whose main sport for the school is basketball, was fourth among the team’s entries.

Men’s rodeo

Paden Hurst placed third in bareback riding at a Buffalo, Texas, event. The Anderson-Shiro grad-u a t e earned $ 3 6 5 .

Women’s cross country

Anderson-Shiro alumna Kimberly Keally finished the Muthama-Rogers Invite 5K in 26 minutes, 9.2 seconds. The University of Dallas j u n i o r finished 1 0 t h a m o n g the Crusaders.

Women’s volleyball

Southeastern Louisiana University junior Hannah Barosh had one dig against Alabama A & M. The outside hitter and defensive specialist played for Anderson-Shiro.

Women’s golf

Sophomore Skylar Mast shot 161 (76-85) to tie for 55th at the Central Region Preview. The Richards High graduate tied for the best finish among the Blossoms.

Send updates about area athletes to Barbara Boxleitner at jdanddoc@gmail.com.