By Kevin Shannahan
The Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame held its class of 2016 Induction Ceremony this Saturday evening before a capacity crowd at the Natchitoches Events Center. Lt. Gov. Billy Nungesser joined Natchitoches Mayor Lee Posey in welcoming the inductees and well wishers while NSU basketball coach Mike McConathy delivered the invocation and Kayla Terrell sang the national anthem. Master of Ceremonies, Teddy Allen, kept the program moving along with humorous asides and jokes. This year’s class included 11 inductees, including Natchitoches native and former NSU football player Dr. Julian Bailes, Jr., the first neurosurgeon to be so honored.