PREP SOFTBALL: Addison’s Luker signs with Calhoun

Addison’s Anna Grace Luker signs a scholarship to play softball for the Calhoun Lady Warhawks at Addison High School Friday morning. (Courtesy of Bridgett Gilbreath)

ADDISON, Ala. — It was an exciting day in the life of a young Addison Lady Bulldog as Anna Grace Luker signed her national letter of intent to play softball with the Calhoun Lady Warhawks in Decatur. A.G. (Anna Grace) was surrounded in the Addison School Library by her teammates, family and friends to celebrate one of the biggest days of her young life.  

A.G. will pitch for the Lady Warhawks and contribute at other positions as well, possibly the outfield. A.G.  was recruited by Lady Warhawk Head Coach Bart Stephenson.

“This is a dream come true and I couldn’t have made it without the help of my teammates, coaches and most definitely my family,” Luker said. “All the time and energy that they put into my training, I mean playing travel ball in the off season and summers. My Mom (Jamie Luker) and my Dad (Jeremy Luker) sacrificed so that I could play and I will always be grateful to them for that.”

A.G. also talked about Addison Head Softball Coach Lana Hines and all she’s done to help her reach this goal.

“Coach Lana has helped me so much. I mean, she believed in me when I didn’t believe in myself,” Luker said. “She told me that I could pitch on the varsity as a seventh grader, and she believed that I could be successful. I would just like to thank her for the trust that she put in me.”

Luker has one more season to play at Addison but is also looking forward to getting to work with the Lady Warhawks.

“I just want to go up there and be part of the team,” Luker said. “I think that with hard work and a lot of effort I will be able to help out in any way that they need me too.”

Jeremy Luker, the proud father, is proud of A.G. for all the work she has put in over the years to earn a chance to play at the next level.

“Her mom and I are just so proud of her and all the hard work and effort that she has put into softball,” Luker said. “All the long hours at the softball field, all the buckets of balls that we went through to get her here is just amazing. It was all worth it because she is getting to continue with her dream of playing softball.” A.G. is a three-sport star at Addison High School, as she competes in softball, basketball and volleyball. 

I am sure that she will continue to excel in the future at Calhoun because she is one of the most intense competitors that I personally, have ever come across. Good luck in the future, A.G.

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