■ Ian Ekery, LHP from Franklin High School, was ranked # 1 in the El Paso Times Pre-Season poll of the top 25 players to watch in El Paso. El Paso is a city in West Texas with a population of over 800,000. The poll contains players from 5A and 4A. Ian attends Franklin High School which is the largest 5A school in the city with over 3,200 students. When Ian is not on the mound he plays right field and bats third.