Sports

Wed
20
May

Some sports resuming in LaSalle Parish

With the announcement last week of Governor Edwards lifting his Stay at Home order and ushering the state into Phase One of the complete reopening process, some sports in LaSalle Parish have already made plans to start back up including summer high school football practices.

The Louisiana High School Athletic Association (LHSAA) released guidelines for schools across the state last week to use for approved summer workout schedules as coaches prepare for the upcoming fall season.

“From what we understand, teams will be allowed to begin summer training on June 8,” Jena Head Football Coach and Athletic Director Jay Roark said. “If we are still in Phase One, 10 people can be in the facility at one time which is requiring us to do some major adjusting to our scheduling.”

 

 

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Wed
13
May

Spring squirrel season opened on May 2nd

Spring squirrel hunting season opened on Saturday (May 2) in Louisiana and the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) reminds hunters to use social distancing practices due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Spring squirrel season runs from May 2-24. The daily bag limit for squirrels during the spring is three with nine as the possession limit for the season.

To purchase a hunting license, go to https://www.wlf.louisiana.gov/page/wmarefugeconservation-area-licenses-a.... For more information on squirrel hunting in Louisiana, go to https://www.wlf.louisiana.gov/subhome/small-game.

 

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Wed
13
May

Scholars’ Fund donations sought

The 9th Annual Scholars’ Reception will be held as soon as plans are completed, co-sponsored by GEO Corrections and the LaSalle Economic Development District (LEDD).

This event provides an opportunity for local residents, businesses and organizations to honor LaSalle Parish graduates with scholarships to assist them in furthering their education and acquiring job training skills.

Special accounts within the fund include the Peggy Sue Vickers/ Laura Jean Thompson Memorial Fund for graduating seniors receiving special education services and the CLTCC Rod Brady Campus Scholarships. All scholarships assist students in reaching their career goals.

 

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Wed
06
May

All-Composite JHS athlete noted

All-Composite JHS athlete noted

Jena High Senior Softball player Brooklyn Burlew was the recipient of the Louisiana State High School Athletic Association All-State All-Academic 4.0 Composite Softball Team Honorees.

Burlew has maintained a 4.0 GPA and also played basketball and track and field. Only a few dozen other players in the state received this honor as well.

 

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Wed
06
May

LHS All-Composite athletes noted

LHS All-Composite athletes noted

LaSalle High Senior Baseball player Kade Hillestad and softball players Taylor Snow and Kinsey Long were recipients of the Louisiana State High School Athletic Association All-State All-Academic 4.0 Composite Baseball and Softball Team Honorees.

All three have a 4.0 GPA with Hillestad and Long participating in every sport and Snow participating in softball and track. Only a few dozen other players in the state received this honor as well. Hillestad is the only baseball player in the parish to receive this honor.

The athletes were scheduled to be honored at the 2020 Allstate Sugar Bowl/LHSAA Non-Select Softball State Tournament in Sulphur and the 2020 Allstate Sugar Bowl/ LHSAA Baseball State Tournament in Sulphur, but both events were cancelled due to the response to COVID-19.

 

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Wed
29
Apr

Leave injured wildlife alone

With families spending more time at home and out and about in their neighborhoods due to the coronavirus pandemic, they may notice the abundance of wildlife and birds with which Louisiana is blessed.

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries would like to remind the public that the best practice is to leave wildlife and birds alone and undisturbed even if you suspect them to be injured or orphaned.

The presence of juvenile wildlife is common during these seasons as young wildlife begins to explore their environment, learn to forage/hunt and defend themselves.

 

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Wed
29
Apr

Hall of Fans inductee has family living here

Hall of Fans inductee has family living here

Janel Carbajo of Spring Hill, Kansas, will be inducted into the Ford Hall of Fans in August for her devotion to the Kansas City Chiefs NFL football team where she is known as “The Puppet Lady.”

For many years now the 31-year season ticket holder Carbajo has attended games with two boxing puppets, one of the Kansas City Chiefs and the other of the opposing team, where she fights the puppets during the games.

She was informed of her induction just prior to the Super Bowl this past January, where her beloved Chief’s beat the San Francisco 49ers 31-20.

Carbojo is the daughter of Mary Anderson of Overbrook, Kansas, who is the sister of Margaret Kuhn of Jena. She has many first and second cousins living in LaSalle Parish, including the Neal’s and Doughty’s.

Carbojo, 58, is married to Tom and they have three children, Kaden, Kelsey, and Macy.

 

Wed
22
Apr

Banners of seniors displayed in Jena

Banners of seniors displayed in Jena

Jena Mayor LaDawn Edwards knows how special the senior year of high school is. As a 1980 graduate of Jena High School her heart was broken last week when she learned the senior class of 2020 would not be able to return to school this year.

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Wed
22
Apr

High school baseball/softball seniors honored

High school baseball/softball seniors honored
High school baseball/softball seniors honored
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The two parish high school’s baseball and softball teams had their seasons abruptly ended back on March 16 due to the coronavirus pandemic that closed all public schools and activities.

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Wed
15
Apr

High school spring sports are canceled

The Louisiana High School Athletic Association (LHSAA) announced last Thursday they have decided to cancel all high school spring sports, including all championships, because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

LHSAA Executive Director Eddie Bonine said in a press release last week the decision was hard to make but the association had to abide by Governor John Bel Edwards executive order regarding the extension of the Stay at Home order and keeping schools closed until April 30.

 

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