Sports

Wed
29
May

Georgetown High School Athletic Banquet awards

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The annual Georgetown High School Athletic Banquet was held Monday, May 20, at the Georgetown Baptist Church Family Life Center. With over 150 in attendance, athletes from all sports were recognized for their achievements.

The guest speaker was Warren Morris of Alexandria. Morris, a former LSU Tiger and MLB player, is best remembered for his two-out walk-off home run to give the Tigers the win for the NCAA 1996 National Baseball Championship. His speech was both enjoyable and inspiring to those in attendance.

 

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Wed
29
May

Month of May brings pretty birds

By Glynn Harris

My buddy and fellow outdoor writer/ photographer, John Flores, lives down in the Morgan City area of south Louisiana. Some of the photos he’s been passing along recently via Face Book have had me mesmerized. John has been making daily visits to a wildlife preserve near his home and capturing stunning images of song birds; those that have spent the winter in Central America, made the non-stop flight across the Gulf and stopped over for rest and food before taking off again for the northern U.S. where they rear their young and spend the summer.

Living nearly 300 miles further north, we don’t get the profusion of neo-tropical birds here like folks along the coast get to experience. Nevertheless, we get stragglers in our woods and around our feeders that will be with us only a few weeks before they pack up and head north. Some species, however, nest and spend summers in our woods and yards.

 

Wed
22
May

It’s bream bustin’ time around the area

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It was August; it was hot. The lake didn’t seem the right place to be in the middle of the day with temperatures flirting with triple digits. My Lazy Boy under air conditioning seemed to be a better choice but I was sitting on Grand Bayou Reservoir with one of the most serious fishermen with whom I ever had the privilege of sharing a boat.

Eddie Halbrook had dangled an opportunity before me and I took to it like our dog, Rufus, takes after his Snack Bone.

“They’re biting right now and I have something to show you. Have you ever gone for a fishing ‘trifecta’? I’m talking bass, crappie and bream on the same trip,” Halbrook said. I admitted I hadn’t but was anxious to give it a try.

 

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Wed
22
May

Scholarships awarded to LHS 2019 graduates

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Katie Helton, Guidance Counselor at LaSalle High School, announced scholarship recipients for 2019 graduates during graduation ceremonies at the school on Thursday night, May 9, 2019.

Blade Beaubouef - Olla Kiwanis Scholarship for $1,000; La Tech Scholarship for $10,000; NSU Scholarship for $14,400; Woodmen Life Focus Forward Scholarship for $500; Olla Police Department Scholarship for $500; La-Salle Parish Scholar’s

Wed
08
May

LaSalle High Bass Club wins State Championship

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The LaSalle High Bass Club’s Gold Team came away with the state championship at the 2019 ALBC State Tournament on Friday in Toledo Bend after they bested 23 other six-man teams to come out on top.

The teams fished at Toledo Bend and had a weigh-in total of 28.49 lbs surpassing Alexandria Senior High, Pineville High and Buckeye High teams with a weigh-in of approximately 26 lbs each.

 

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Wed
01
May

LaSalle Tigers finish regular season at #3

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The LaSalle Tigers baseball team finished the season ranked #3 in the state playoffs and drew a bye for the first round of playoffs last week.

However, the Tigers took the field on Monday afternoon of this week for their first game, a regional playoff with #14, West St. John. The game was played in Olla and results were not known at press time on Monday.

The Tigers are led on the mound by the lefty duo of Blake May and Kade Hillestad. These guys have combined for the 13-9 record that the Tigers have posted.

 

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Wed
01
May

. Lady Tigers – Class 1A State Runner-up

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The LaSalle Lady Tigers for the third year in a row played softball on the very last day of High School Softball season. The Lady Tigers were looking to bring home the championship, but they would be denied in the championship game by a very talented Oak Grove team.

This team has nothing to hang their heads about, because they have proven to be a top tier program in our state when it comes to softball. Our Seniors will be missed, but next season starts today as the Lady Tigers will begin training for opening day 2020.

The Seniors, AnnaBeth Pitman, Anna Clark, Sidni Laird, and Ashley Williams have represented this program with class and dignity for the last four years, not to mention 4 straight trips to Sulphur to play for the championship.

 

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Wed
24
Apr

LaSalle High Bass Club wins Regional Tourney

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The LaSalle High Bass Club came away with several awards at the 2019 ALBC District 3 Regional Bass Club Tournament including a championship and second place for overall biggest bass. The teams fished their lake of choice with a weigh-in at Lake Buhlow in Alexandria.

The club’s Gold Team were named District 3 Regional Champions at the tournament after they bested 22 other six-man teams to come out on top. Gold team members include Wyatt Johnson, Kade Hillestad, Ian Williams, Parker Aycock, Hunter Sims and Ryan Foy.

 

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Wed
24
Apr

Giants win back to back District Championships

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The Jena Giants came into this past week not only looking to improve their power ranking for the playoffs but also looking to win their second consecutive district championship. Last season the Giants came into the final week of the season with the district lead and only needing to beat the Caldwell Spartans to clinch the district championship.

The Giants beat Caldwell at home to win the district championship. This season the Giants would be in the same situation as they would go into the final week only needing to beat the Spartans once to clinch the district championship.

 

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Wed
17
Apr

Bad weather gets best of baseball schedule

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The LaSalle Tigers were only able to get in 4 innings of baseball this past week as terrible weather set in and cancelled games. The Tigers were able to host the Jena Giants, but in the fourth inning with the Giants leading 4-3 the bottom fell out and the game was suspended.

The guys will look to bounce back this week as they will continue district 3-1A play as they host Block for a double header in this week in Olla. That will wrap up the district play for the Tigers and the Playoffs are just around the corner.

 

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