Louie Avery (Reporter)
Louie Avery, Gazette correspondent and native of Hot Springs, Ark., grew up in Tulsa, Okla., attended Tulsa Central High School and graduated from Mineral Springs, Ark. Louie attended Northeastern Oklahoma State and graduated from Southern Arkansas University with a Bachelor of Science in History and a minor in journalism. Louie joined the Gazette in 1972 as a sportswriter and has served stints as sports editor for the El Dorado News-Times, the Longview Daily News, the Monroe News-Star and the Denison Herald. He returned to the Gazette for good in 1989, was promoted to assistant sports editor in 2007 and sports editor in 2011, retiring in August 2014. Louie continues to write part-time. In his 43-year career, he's covered state high school championships in several sports and college football including the Cotton Bowl, Sugar Bowl and Liberty-Bowl. Louie has covered professional sports and athletes including the Texas Rangers and Houston Astros in the 1980 National League baseball championship series vs. Philadelphia; the Dallas Cowboys for more than 30 years including four Super Bowls; and former British Open champion Bill Rogers, who resided in Texarkana at the time.
There's a lot of movement in District 16-5A. If not for Sulphur Springs' Greg Owens, Mount Pleasant's Corey Homer would...
HOPE, Ark.—It's sort of like starting over for Hope coach Jay Turley.
PRESCOTT, Ark.—When Tommy Poole returned home to Prescott five years ago, his goal was a state championship.
DE QUEEN, Ark.—Stephen Sloan isn't leaving the coaching profession for psychiatry, but he could make a case for it.
Redbugs will be swarming 6-3A in the fall.
Prescott's road to defending the 3A state crown it won in 2016 faces a lot of roadblocks.
Prospects of area teams be successful this fall in 5A-South does not appear good.
HORATIO, Ark.—Way back in the 1920s the New York Yankees' opposition faced what folks labeled "Murder's Row" which included Babe...
GENOA, Ark.—Could 2017 be the year Genoa Central steps into the playoffs?
FOUKE, Ark.—Fouke faces its biggest challenge in 2017 during the Coach Rick Barker era.
One does not have to be a genius to understand Gerry Stanford's philosophy regarding high school football.
Gerry Stanford's first impression of senior wide receiver Tevailance Hunt probably wasn't what you would think.
Two players shot under par all four rounds in the Texarkana Children Charities Open, and they finished 1-2.
There's some International flavor to the Texarkana Children Charities Open this summer.
Players predicted Northridge Country Club would be easier than Texarkana Country Club, and they were right.
Zach Cabra fired a 6-under-par 66 by himself Tuesday at Texarkana Country Club during the Adams Pro Tour Texarkana Children...
Genoa is missing a bit of its foundation today.
Texas High volleyball coach Melissa Trotter-Hardy is upbeat about her 14th season of leading the Lady Tigers.
Victoria owns the Texarkana Twins this summer.
Acadiana and the Texarkana Twins got physical Monday at George Dobson Field in a game that saw the Twins rally...