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Getting to Know

Pine High School’s Makia Clark

Pine High School’s Makia Clark is a four-sport athlete. The senior plays volleyball, basketball, softball and track/field.

Clark, who is an outside hitter in volleyball, was a first-team all-district team member in 2019 and second-team player in 2018. All-district has not been announced in volleyball for this season yet.

Clark is a power forward in basketball.

In softball, Clark is a centerfielder.

She was a first-team all-district player her freshman and sophomore year.

In track/field, she competes in shot put and discus.

Clark was fifth in Class 2A in discus with a throw of 108 feet, 10 inches.

This year, Clark is going to try javelin.

Last year’s spring sports seasons, softball and track/field for Makia, were canceled early in the season because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

“She’s one of our two seniors, her and her twin sister Kiyasha,” Pine girls and boys basketball coach Brett Cooper said. “They’re both multi-sport athletes for the school. They’re great leaders to the team and they’ve been a big help for me in my transition to coaching the girls basketball team.”

What do you enjoy most about playing your sports?

The team bonding and having friends in class and sports.

What do you like best about being a student athlete?

That my grades can stay up and having time to exercise and stay in shape.

Who has been the most influential person in your school sports career? Why?

My mom (Kenasha Cotton) and uncle (Earl Cotton Jr.).

My mom because no matter what has happened in our lives, she’s still the No. 1 person I can talk to.

My uncle because he has built me up to become stronger and has pushed me harder.

Who is your favorite athlete? Why?

Drew Brees from the New Orleans Saints because he can see the field and he’s not selfish.

Favorite team?

Golden State Warriors.

Best thing about living in Washington Parish?

Going to the fair and spending time with my family.