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A kicking state of mind

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JHS kicker Isaac Lantz enters his senior season with high expectations on the field and in the classroom.

By KEVIN BRUCHHAUS Daily News Sports Editor “I don’t have perfect technique, but what I strive for is to have a perfect mindset; that’s what good kickers all seem to have”.

Coaching legend Pat Summit dead at 64

Pat Summitt

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Pat Summitt, the winningest coach in Division I college basketball history who uplifted the women’s game from obscurity to national prominence during her 38-year career at Tennessee, died Tuesday morning. She was 64.

A boy and his phone

Fawcett creates photo edits for football players using filters, backgrounds and effects on one of his many iPhone apps.

Kinder’s Fawcett hits the big time in college recruiting By KEVIN BRUCHHAUS Daily News Sports Editor KINDER – It’s not uncommon for most teenagers these days to spend hours on their cell phones each day, however 15-year-old Hayes Fawcett of Kinder is not your common teenager. The freshman-to-be spends roughly 3 to 4 hours a […]

Early-season glimpse

Travis Etienne

Area teams show promise heading into 2016 season By KEVIN BRUCHHAUS Daily News Sports Editor After rating the top players in each position, Jennings Daily News will take a view at each team throughout the area heading into the upcoming 2016 season. Teams are placed in no particular order, and will provide an early overview […]

The Unsung Heroes

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Kinder junior Raul Barrera returns after a stellar sophomore season in which he was named Honorable Mention All-State.

Kickers take center stage in 2016 By KEVIN BRUCHHAUS Daily News Sports Editor 1. Raul Barrera, Kinder, Jr., 5’9”, 155 Barrera possesses one of the strongest legs throughout the state of Louisiana and gives Kinder head coach Brett Fuselier a vital weapon on both sides of the kicking game. Barrera was named First-Team All-District, as […]

Trench warfare

Rob Carter_effect

Big nasties to play prominent role in 2016 By KEVIN BRUCHHAUS Daily News Sports Editor 1. Robert Carter, Lake Arthur, Sr., 6’3”, 315 One of the most dominant linemen in the area for the past two seasons, Carter has the ability to dominate the line of scrimmage on either the offensive or defensive sides of […]

Physical defensive backs highlight 2016 class

John Simon

By KEVIN BRUCHHAUS Daily News Sports Editor 1. John Simon, Welsh, Sr., 6’2”, 200 Both physical and fleet of foot, Simon has the ability to rattle the cages of opposing ball carriers and receivers from his corner back position. Despite possessing the ability to come up and make bone-crunching tackles to opposing running backs, Simon […]

LeBlanc named ACRA second-team All-American

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Jami LeBlanc

By DYLAN BROSSETTE Daily News Staff Writer NATCHITOCHES – The honors continue to roll in for former Northwestern State Lady Demon rower Jami LeBlanc, as the second-year graduate student was named as a second-team All-American by the American Collegiate Rowing Association (ACRA) for 2016.   

It’s A&M for Etienne, for now

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Travis Etienne Jr.

By DYLAN BROSSETTE Daily News Staff Writer Jennings senior running back Travis Etienne Jr.’s Twitter feed is a complete mishmash of various pictures of the colleges recruiting him, their fan bases imploring him to pick their beloved school and the occasional friendly jab at another follower.

Men in the middle

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Welsh senior Woochie Gray (23) highlights this year’s 2016 linebacking corps. Gray led all of Class 2A with 160 total tackles, while also picking off 5 passes from his linebacker position.

Big names highlight linebacker class By KEVIN BRUCHHAUS Daily News Sports Editor 1. Woochie Gray, Welsh, Sr. 5’10, 200 Gray is the premier linebacker in the area after a stellar 2015 season in which he recorded over 160 tackles in 14 games for the Greyhounds, and led all of Class 2A in total stops. Gray […]

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