Wednesday, August 15, 2018
by Clip Syndicate
Adrean Post @ Whitestown Post, King of Kings men's basketball   [READ MORE]
Fresh off its 6A state championship crown, the Gulfport boys soccer team is no stranger to post-season accolades, but even for the Admirals, Ashton LeBlanc is the recent recipient of some extremely high praise. The rising senior defender has been named the Gatorade Player of the Year for Mississippi boys soccer. LeBlanc anchored a back line that pitched a dozen shutouts this season and allowed just one goal in four post-season games. LeBlanc was also selected to play on DC United’s U-19 Academy Team in August, not to mention a first team all-state selection, a Coast Coaches All-Star team honoree, and a 6A state champion. "We won the state championship and then we had so much recognition from that and then to get this, I just got back from that all-state banquet. And I mean it's just one thing after another and it feels great,” said LeBlanc. Gulfport head boys soccer Coach Henrik Madsen said, “I mean obviously, you have to be a really, really good player. But you have to be a really, really good student in the classroom as well. You have to have a certain GPA to be even considered for the award, so he does the work in the classroom and he's a great leader in the locker room. And then obviously practice, hardest working player in practice and he works really, really hard in games so it's a complete package when you look at Ashton.” LeBlanc maintains a A- GPA with plans of playing college soccer upon his graduation in 2019. LeBlanc is some elite company with other players from the Gulf Coast across all sports to win the Mississippi Gatorade Player of the Year award over the past two seasons. This year in football, it’s East Central running back Tony Brown and then last year it was Biloxi’s Trey Shaffer on the baseball diamond and OLA’s Emma Funk for volleyball.   [READ MORE]
For as good as former East Central tight end Brad Cumbest is at football, his senior numbers were even more gaudy on the baseball diamond. Playing both sports at Mississippi State is something that’s been on his wish list for a long time and finally that wish has been granted. Late Friday night, Cumbest announced he was granted permission to play both sports and maybe even join the Bulldogs on their future regional endeavors. His football contributions go without saying as one of the key cogs in East Central’s run to the 4A state championship game back in December. Likewise, Cumbest dominated for the baseball team as well, hitting eight home runs at the plate while posting a 1.01 ERA on the mound. He could even hear his name called in next month’s MLB Draft from June 4th through the 6th.   [READ MORE]
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Just Say Sports
by Clip Syndicate
Rob Galtere and Chris Barto discuss NBA Playoffs, the NFL Draft and major league baseball.   [READ MORE]

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