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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 […]

Tigers battle Coastal Carolina for trip to Omaha


By KEVIN BRUCHHAUS Daily News Sports Editor BATON ROUGE – With the rains and drama from last weekend’s Baton Rouge Regional in the rearview mirror, the Tigers are now prepping for their next goal – a return trip to Omaha and the College World Series. But first, Paul Mainieri and his resurgent group of Tigers […]

Tigers live to play another weekend… maybe more

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7th Inning Stretch by KEVIN BRUCHHAUS I’m sure by now some of your readers are tired of seeing my columns on LSU Baseball, but after last night’s regional-clinching win over Rice, it seems my smorgasbord of Tiger pieces just got prolonged for at least another week. Two years ago, the Tigers found themselves in the […]

Take it up top


By KEVIN BRUCHHAUS and DYLAN BROSSETTE Daily News Sports Editor and Daily News Staff Writer 1. Cade Covalt, Sr., Iota, 5’9”, 160 Covalt is the wheel that makes the Iota offense turn, and partnered with fellow senior Bliss DeShazo, the tandem give the Bulldogs the top receiving corps in the area. The senior sparkplug is […]

The Class of The Grass

Jennings senior Travis Etienne Jr.

By KEVIN BRUCHHAUS and DYLAN BROSSETTE This is part two of a seven-part series ranking position groups throughout the area’s high school football landscape. This edition will focus on the bountiful running back position.

Will TD Ameritrade ever stack up to Rosenblatt Stadium?

**Kevin Bruchhaus Press Photo

7th Inning Stretch by KEVIN BRUCHHAUS For 66 years, the best college baseball teams in the country have gravitated towards Omaha, Neb. to crown a national champion each season. But, after the town made the move from legendary Johnny Rosenblatt Stadium to its current residence at TD Ameritrade Field, many baseball enthusiasts have made the […]

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