Lewis returns to All-Star Week

Published 12:00 am Monday, July 16, 2007

For most players, an invitation to Huntsville to participate in All-Star Week would be a once-in-a-lifetime chance.

For Greenville’s Lynn Lewis, it’s nothing new.

You see, Lewis was invited to participate in the baseball all-star game last summer.

This time, he made the trip as a wide receiver and free safety.

&uot;So far, we’ve been doing a lot of practicing,&uot; Lewis said.

Lewis and other athletes from around the state are meeting in Huntsville to receive training and instruction from coaches from all over the state.

The week culminates in an all-star game that pits the all-stars from the northern part of the state against their southern counterparts.

Because of the way the game is set up, it makes for some interesting interactions between players that have lined up against each other in the fall.

&uot;There are players from U.M.S. Wright, Eufaula and Pike County on my team,&uot; Lewis said. &uot;It’s weird being on the same field with them and having to work with them.&uot;

Despite this, Lewis said that he is enjoying getting to know his teammates and playing with them.

However, that doesn’t mean that players aren’t reminding each other who won the games during football season.

&uot;I got a lot from the Eufaula guys because they beat us,&uot; Lewis said with a laugh.

During Sports Week, one of the main objectives is not only for players to increase their knowledge of the game, but also to earn them so exposure to college coaches, who are always looking for recruits.

&uot;When I went to the baseball week last year, there were coaches from Alabama, Auburn, UAB and LSU,&uot; Lewis said.

The same is true for the football week.

&uot;Mark Richt and Tommy Tuberville are supposed to come up and talk to us,&uot; Lewis said.

While football is the main focus of the week, there is still time to do other things, such as take a trip to an amusement park.

&uot;I’m having a lot of fun,&uot; Lewis said.