The Longview News-Journal will host the 2019 ETVarsity Best Preps at Maude Cobb Convention and Activity Complex on Tuesday, May 21, 2019, 5:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. ETVarsity’s Best Preps will honor outstanding East Texas high school student athletes during the reception and awards ceremony, which will name the top overall male and female athletes, coach of the year and most outstanding athlete from each sport. Guest speaker is Jon Peters, author of When Life Grabs You by the Baseballs. Jon is the United States' record holder for the most consecutive wins (fifty-three) by a high school pitcher. He was the first high school baseball player to grace the cover of Sports Illustrated and he has also appeared on local and national media outlets such as CNN, Good Morning America, The Today Show, ESPN, People, The Wall Street Journal, Houston Chronicle, and Dallas Morning News. Advance tickets are $25. For tickets and further information, please contact Gai Bennett at the Longview News-Journal, 903-232-7206, via email at gbennett@mRobertsmedia.com or visit https://www.news-journal.com/.