St. Augustine’s Kenyon Hughes Jr. to be honored at World Series

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St. Augustine junior Kenyon Hughes Jr. will be one of 10 players from MLB Youth Academy facilities to be honored prior to Game 2 of the World Series Saturday night in Arlington, Texas.

Hughes, who was the MLB New Orleans Youth Academy “Youth of the Year,” will join representatives from the nine other youth academies across the United States and Puerto Rico at Saturday’s game.

The award recognizes a Youth Academy member who has had a positive year on and off the field, has overcome challenges or made a positive impact in their community.

The World Series between the Arizona Diamondbacks and Texas Rangers begins Friday night in Arlington.

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Lenny was involved in college athletics starting in the early 1980s, when he began working Tulane University sporting events while still attending Archbishop Rummel High School. He continued that relationship as a student at Loyola University, where he graduated in 1987. For the next 11 years, Vangilder worked in the sports information offices at Southwestern Louisiana (now UL-Lafayette) and Tulane;…

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