Sports

Wed
01
Nov

Persistence and Determination By The Tigers Shows On The Scoreboard

The persistence of the young Winnfield Senior High School Tiger football team, and their efforts to refine their skills and eliminate errors, paid off last Thursday. The game against the Lakeview High School Gators from Campti, was originally scheduled for Friday, but was played early, in anticipation of severe thunderstorms.

Even with the one-game suspension of five of the Tiger players, as a result of an on-field altercation at Holy Savior Menard the prior week, the Tigers showed up and showed out. Some of the younger players stepped up and openings on the field were filled, and the performance was one that won’t soon be forgotten.

Wed
01
Nov

Supersititions Spice Up Hunting

Do you want to get skunked on your next fishing trip? Don’t you dare catch a fish on your first cast. If you do, you’ll have lousy success the rest of the day. It’s best to make your first cast out near the boat where no bass could possibly be lurking and reel it quickly before a fish sees it.

With deer seasons open, you’ll probably be exposed to traditions with which most of us are familiar. You probably remember your first deer and what happened soon after your deer was retrieved. You got blood from your deer smeared on your face because that’s what we do when someone, especially a youngster, bags his first deer.

Have you ever missed a deer and your hunting companions know you missed? You were relieved of the tail of your shirt; it’s probably still hanging on the wall at the camp along with those shirttails of others who missed deer.

 

Wed
25
Oct

Youngsters Successful on Youth Deer Hunts

For decades, wildlife agencies around the country are giving youngsters an edge in getting them interested in deer hunting. In Louisiana, a youth hunt is scheduled one week prior to opening day for the remainder of hunters.

For this special hunt, it’s the adults who tag along as they accompany, coach and assist youngsters who are the only ones allowed to pack a firearm. Sometimes the little guys just get to enjoy being out in the deer stand with dad or granddad watching nature do what nature does. Other times, opportunities are presented where the teaching and instructions of the adults get real. That’s when a deer steps out and it’s game-on.

Youth season took place last Saturday and two successful hunts have come to my attention. Breyden Freeman and Wyatt Chandler are a couple of youngsters who had the opportunity to stand over their trophies after following instructions their grown-up coaches told them to do.

 

Wed
25
Oct

The City of Winnfield/IronHead Flag Football League got off to an exciting start with a football camp and Punt, Pass and Kick competition on September 23rd

Pictured are winners of the contests in the different age brackets.

 

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Wed
18
Oct

WMS Cross Country Races at Rapides Meet

With two runners in the top 10, the WMS Lady Tigers finished 4th at the Rapides Junior Runners cross country meet held at the Ward 9 complex in Pineville this past Saturday.

Annie Heard finished 6th and Chloe James 7th, as both clocked excellent times of 16:09 and 16:10 respectively for the rolling 2 mile course. Lauren Poole was next to cross the line for the team finishing 14th in 17:10 followed by Olivia Files in 19th at 19:34 and Breanna May in 20th at 20:07.

 

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Wed
18
Oct

Double Blessing for Howell on the Deer Stand

They say the Lord works in mysterious ways. For 30 year old James Howell, divine intervention came into play twice last week.

“I try to be a Godly guy and I can’t help but believe He blessed me twice last week while deer hunting on my lease near St. Francisville in W. Feliciana Parish,” Howell said.

On the one hand, Howell who makes his home in Breaux Bridge, was able on the morning of October 4, to put the crosshairs of his Ten Point Venom crossbow on a beautiful 8 point velvet buck that measured 135 inches of velvety bone.

 

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Wed
11
Oct

Tigers Succumb to Red River in Friday Night Game

The Tigers from Winnfield Senior High School traveled to the Red River High School home of the Bulldogs in Coushatta last Friday, and had a long drive home. The young Tiger team suffered yet another loss for the season, after a hard fought game.

Both teams had a good showing in the first quarter with the Tigers putting 7 points on the board, and the Bulldogs scoring 8. The Tigers had a disappointing second and third quarter, with no points added to the board, while the Bulldogs put 14 more points on the board in the second quarter. The final quarter of the game added some excitement for the fans with the Tigers scoring another touchdown, while Red River added 14 more points to the score.

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Wed
11
Oct

Opening Day Squirrel Hunting Special

We fidgeted and lollygagged around all summer waiting for hunting seasons and finally on September 2, they kicked off when dove season opened. The following weekend, teal season was launched and on the first day of October, archery season for deer kicked off in much of the state. 

Although I haven’t gone after teal or a deer with stick and string, I did sample some dove shooting opening day.

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Wed
11
Oct

Tiger Cross Country 4 th at Pine Prairie Meet

Tiger Cross Country 4 th at Pine Prairie Meet 

Tyler Hight paced the WSHS cross country teams with a first place individual finish as he led the Tiger team that finished fourth out 13 teams at the Prairie Run hosted by Pine Prairie High. Hight led the race almost from start to finish as he clocked an excellent time of 17:27 for the 3 mile road course. Edward Teal made a big move begin-ning at the 1 ½ mile mark to surge from 17thplace to 8that the finish with a time of 19:38. Cole DeBusk cracked the top 20 finishing in 18thposition at 20:42. Kaleb Hemphill crossed the line in 21:55, followed by Lakameion Evans in 25:22 and Jalyn Carter in 25:30.

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Wed
04
Oct

Parkman Makes Hunting Trip of Lifetime

I’m sure I don’t have to remind you that one of my favorite outdoors activities happens each spring when I join a group of friends for a turkey hunting trip to Menard, Texas. It’s something I look forward to like a little kid waiting on Santa and I’m hoping I never get too old that this excursion loses its excitement.

One of the members of our group is slender, sinewy fellow from Ruston who can walk circles around me when it comes to chasing Texas turkeys. He’s Donnie Parkman and each year when we head out west, there’s one thing I know. While the rest of our party sits in comfortable blinds waiting on a turkey to show up, Parkman takes his game to the turkeys. He’s out tromping through the cactus and mesquite following a distant gobble or making his way back through the rough stuff to get where the turkeys are.

 

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