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Getting to Know

Bogalusa High School’s Chance Turner

Bogalusa High School’s Chance Turner is a two-sport athlete.

Turner, who is a senior, plays baseball and basketball.

In baseball, Turner is a pitcher and first baseman.

Turner was a first-team all-district player his sophomore year. The majority of last season was canceled because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

In basketball, Turner plays all positions, but mainly guard.

This season, Turner was the district co-Most Valuable Player with Albany’s JJ Doherty.

Prior to that, Turner was a second-team all-district player the prior three years.

“Awesome kid, Avery has a strong work ethic. One of the versatile athletes I’ve had the pleasure of teaching and coaching. I know he will be successful at anything he puts his heart into.”

What do you enjoy most about playing your sports?

I like to have fun, just playing and showing my talent.

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

Coach (Michael) Cummings because he will tell you what you’ve got missing in a sport and he’ll try to help you fix it and it doesn’t matter which sport.

Who is your favorite athlete? Why?

Portland Trail Blazers forward Carmelo Anthony because he can play a guard position and a forward position and I feel like I can do that. We play alike. I reflect my game on his.

Favorite team?

Golden State Warriors.

Best thing about living in Washington Parish?

It’s a small town.