August 1, 2015

Sports Center Saturday - Sicily Island High Participates in Ruston Rally, 1933

Monroe News Star - 4/21/1933

Four members of the 1933 Sicily Island High School track team participated in a north Louisiana high school track rally in Ruston, Louisiana.

Ernest Roberts (Half Mile Run) was the son of Jeff Franklin Roberts and Emma Idell Stringer.  He married Mae Golmon and was the father of Ronnie, Tommy, James, Larry and Joe.  His siblings were Roy, Lorene, J. W., Frances, Dessie, Edith, Buddy and Emma Jean.

Yelvie Bondurant (Shot Put) was the son of Yelverton Bondurant, Sr. and Pearl Ensminger.  He married Edna Farley and was the father of Yelverton, III "Sonny" and Joseph "Joe."  His sister was Anita Bondurant Oliphant.

Cecil Blair (Javelin and High Hurdles) was the son of Homer Franklin Blair and Hersie Pearson. His cousin, Buddy Blair, was also a great athlete.

Sheffield Robinson (Mile Run),  I have been unable to find census records or any other documentation on Sheffield Robinson that connects him to Sicily Island.   If anyone has information on him, please leave a comment below or email me at

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