La Center Middle School held a ceremony to honor Cody Sherrell prior to its season-opening basketball game against Hockinson Middle School Thursday afternoon.

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La Center residents fill gym to honor Cody Sherrell

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LA CENTER — Cody Sherrell’s silver Kobe Bryant shoes and blue No. 24 jersey — the same number Bryant wears for the Los Angeles Lakers — were placed on La Center Middle School’s bench prior to its season opener against Hockinson Middle School Thursday night.

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