With spring sports being canceled, the Tyler Morning Telegraph wants to profile East Texas seniors in those sports in a feature called “From the Sidelines”. If you’re an East Texas senior who competes in a spring sport and would like to be featured, fill out the following questionnaire and send it to firstname.lastname@example.org, along with a photo. Today’s featured male athlete is Union Grove's Elijah Baker.
Name: Elijah Baker
School: Union Grove High School
Parents: Brant and Rhonda Baker
Sports you play: Cross country, basketball, track
Favorite high school sports memory: Qualifying for the state cross country meet with my team this year
Plans after high school: Run cross country/track at East Texas Baptist University and major in Business
Favorite food: Mac and Cheese
Favorite TV show: Stranger Things
Favorite movie: Need for Speed
Which coaches have had the most influence on you and why: Coach Greg Park, Coach JB Littlejohn and Coach Scotty Laymance. They have supported me and pushed me.
Who is your favorite teacher: Mrs. Wilcox
Where do you see yourself in 10 years: Running my own cattle operation
What will you miss most about high school sports: Not being with my teammates and coaches