Sports

Wed
09
Mar

Atlanta Girls Basketball Ends Season With Tournament Game in Hammond

The Atlanta Girls Basketball team finished the season last week ranked third in the state. For the first time in 10 years, the girls made it all the way to state but fell short in their first-round game against Pleasant Hill, 65-49, on Tuesday, March 1 in Hammond.
 
Wed
09
Mar

Atlanta Bulldogs Slay Simpson Broncos 5539, Head To Top 28

The Atlanta Bulldogs basketball team defeated the Simpson Broncos 55-39 in Friday’s playoff game. Now, the team heads to Lake Charles to play Summerfield in the Top 28. Second-year head coach Tyler Johnson said he expects to win.
 
Wed
02
Mar

A Mother’s Letter To Her Young Son

While most of my time is spent in the here and now, it does me good to occasionally take a walk down the back roads of my memory, thumbing through the now-yellowed pages of articles I wrote a few decades ago.

 

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Wed
02
Mar

Trista Tyler Scholarship Bass Tournament

The 13th annual Trista Tyler Scholarship Bass Tournament will be held Saturday, April 16 at Red River Midway Marina in St. Maurice, La. The cost per two-man team is $200, which includes $10 per boat big bass pot. The first place prize is $4,000 guaranteed. Pay back on entries is 60 percent – 100 percent pay back on big bass. The number of places paid will be based on the total number of entries. Boats will leave in the order which they are registered beginning at safe daylight. Entries are being accepted now at James Tyler, 264 Mars Hill Church Road, Atlanta, La. 71404. Entries will be accepted at the landing at 5 a.m. the day of the tournament. Weigh-in is at 3 p.m.

 

Wed
24
Feb

Trista Tyler Scholarship Bass Tournament

The 13th annual Trista Tyler Scholarship Bass Tournament will be held Saturday, April 16 at Red River Midway Marina in St. Maurice, La. The cost per two-man team is $200, which includes $10 per boat big bass pot. The first place prize is $4,000 guaranteed. Pay back on entries is 60 percent – 100 percent pay back on big bass. The number of places paid will be based on the total number of entries. Boats will leave in the order which they are registered beginning at safe daylight.

 

Wed
24
Feb

WSHS Girls Basketball Falls To Donaldsonville 6362 in Narrow Playoff Game Defeat

The WSHS girls basketball team lost Friday’s playoff game against Donaldsonville 63-62. The narrow defeat brought the end of the team’s 16-game winning streak. “We played well and we played hard,” said head coach Kelli Edwards.

 

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Wed
17
Feb

Birds Fill The “Bill” On Pecking Order

I think I first noticed it around my backyard bird feeder; I’m talking about the “pecking’ order. By definition, it’s the “colloquial term for a hierarchical system of social organization.” Have you ever taken the time to really observe the competition and downright bullying that goes on in the avian world, especially around your feeders?

 

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Wed
17
Feb

Dixie Youth Baseball, Softball Registration

It’s that time of year again, Dixie Youth Baseball and Softball. Registration will continue through March 5. Ages are 3 and up, the cost is $55 for the first child and $45 for each additional child per family. You may pick up applications at the Grove Street Recreation Center.

 

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Wed
10
Feb

Fishing Tournament to benefit Gorham Family Set for Feb. 27

First Annual Lady C. Gorham Team fishing tournament, to benefit the Gorham Family, will be held February 27, from at Caney Lake from 6:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., weigh in will be at Brown’s Landing. Cost per team is $100.

 

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Wed
10
Feb

Politics And Ducks

As I sit at my computer with fingers poised over the keyboard on Monday afternoon, I’m waiting anxiously for something to get done. The Iowa caucuses are tonight and I can’t wait for all that to be over and finished.  I’m so tired of hearing presidential candidates on both sides of the aisle lambast each other knowing full well that when one is eventually selected, the others will be singing the winner’s praises like he was a long lost brother.

 

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