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Safety Byrd practices for first time WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. (AP) – Safety Jairus Byrd practiced with the New Orleans Saints on Tuesday for the first time since his signing in March.

Former Dogs dominate diamond over the weekend

Daily News photo by Aubrey Broussard

By DYLAN BROSSETTE Daily News Sports Editor The 20th anniversary of the Jennings Alumni Softball Tournament took place over the weekend, raising more than $13,500 for the Jennings High School Athletic Department. 

JHS Alumni Tournament in full swing


   The 20th Anniversary of the JHS Alumni Tournament took place at Zigler Park over the weekend. Check back Tuesday for results and more info about the weekend’s festivities. Daily News photo by Aubrey Broussard

Cowboys tabbed second in pre-season conference poll

McNeese head coach Matt Viator (center) speaks at Southland Conferecne Media Day with Everett Ellefsen (left) and Antoine Everett (right). 
Daily News photo by Dylan Brossette

By DYLAN BROSSETTE Daily News Sports Editor When half of an offensive unit that set 11 new school records departs after the season, there can be a little cause for concern. The McNeese State Cowboys faced that issue yesterday during Southland Conference Media Day, as six starters from the 2013 offense have graduated or moved […]

Cajuns unanimous pick to win Sunbelt

By DYLAN BROSSETTE Daily News Sports Editor When you’ve won three bowl games in a row, especially in the Sunbelt Conference, expectations can be a little high. 

The long walk-(on)

Wykoff (right) is currently attempting to walk-on an NCAA basketball team.
Submitted photo

By DYLAN BROSSETTE Daily News Sports Editor Josh Wykoff, 18, is a recent graduate of Lacassine High School. He is currently pursuing walk-on opportunities to play college basketball. In part two of a four-part JDN exclusive, we will follow Wykoff throughout his journey to earn a spot, and hopefully fulfill his dream of playing at […]

Maddox the man for Jennings hoops

By DYLAN BROSSETTE Daily News Sports Editor The Jennings Bulldog basketball team will have a new face on the sidelines this season, as recently hired head coach Logan Maddox took over the position Monday, one season removed from leading Hathaway High School to the playoffs in his first season as a head coach. 

Granny Got Game: Local ladies bring home silver in national tourney

By DYLAN BROSSETTE Daily News Sports Editor he local chapter of the Granny Basketball League, took home a second place medal in its national tournament last weekend in Norman, Okla., the team’s highest finish since it began playing in 2007. 

Aquadogs qualify for state meet

The Jennings Aquadogs Swim League (JASL) competed in the Louisiana District Championship Meet held in Baton Rouge over the weekend, with two of the eight Dogs competing against year-round swim teams qualifying for the state meet. All swimmers dropped time in each event.

Monceaux Tournament enjoys great success


By DYLAN BROSSETTE Daily News Sports Editor With the aid of 14 teams and dozens of local supporters, the Aaron Monceaux Benefit Softball Tournament in Lake Arthur raised $2,350 to assist the Lake Arthur High School senior’s family in paying his medical bills from an automobile accident in which he was involved in May.  

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