Tagged: basil shabazz

Arkansas Boasts Long Tradition Of Producing Quality Running Backs

by Evin Demirel 7/16/2012 12:00 am

On a national scale, Arkansas high school football has always hit above its weight. And for nearly a century, the state’s best punch has been its running backs.

Jim Harris: John Gross Embodied Pine Bluff's Love For Baseball

by Jim Harris 4/5/2012 1:47 pm

Pine Bluff is known for producing major leaguer Torii Hunter and the incredible athlete Basil Shabazz, who dabbled in the summer sport and tried the pro ranks as well. Pine Bluff was Billy Bock's last stop in a long and fabulous coaching career. The southeast Arkansas city at one time could boast of having the best youth baseball programs in the state and comparable to the top programs in the South. People outside Pine Bluff know names like Hunter, Shabazz and Bock, but it's some of the unsung people behind the scenes that made the sport special. John Gross was one of those men.

Working on a Quarter-Century of ‘Wow’ Prep Moments

by Steve Sullivan 8/23/2010 12:00 am

Time flies when you are having fun. I’m heading into season number 25 in Little Rock covering high school football. I don’t go through two-a-day workouts, but I do approach the first Friday night with the same anticipation and excitement as I did back in 1985.