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Lincoln High School grads recognized for Hall of Fame accomplishments

Lincoln High School graduates Levi Adams, left, and Ken Washington were inducted into the Prairie View Interscholastic League Coaches Association’s Hall of Fame on Saturday at the Marriott Hotel near Hobby Airport in Houston.

Adams was a 1953 tennis doubles and 1955 singles state champion, and Washington, who went 30-4-1 as Lincoln’s starting quarterback from 1971-73, received a “Bridging the Gap” honor as an alumnus of a school that either was transitioning or had just transitioned from the PVIL to the University Interscholastic League at the time of graduation. (The UIL began integration seven years before Washington graduated.)

About I.C. Murrell

I.C. Murrell was promoted to editor of The News, effective Oct. 14, 2019. He previously served as sports editor since August 2015 and has won or shared eight first-place awards from state newspaper associations and corporations. He was born in Memphis, Tennessee, grew up mostly in Pine Bluff, Arkansas, and graduated from the University of Arkansas at Monticello.

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