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Welsh Alumni

Welsh Alumni

Alumni of Welsh High School swarmed John Sportsman Park in Welsh Friday and Saturday as part of the Welsh High School Alumni Softball Tournament. The weekend of fellowship and compeition reunited Greyhound graduates from as far back as 1966. The class of 2008 took first place in the Lil’ Hounds division, while the class of […]

Brothers take non-traditional route to athletic success

Brennon (sitting left on ATV) and Breydon Conner (right) combine brains and brawn.
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By KEVIN BRUCHHAUS Daily News Staff Writer In a football-crazy town like Jennings, the stories of athletes in smaller, more obscure sports can be overlooked or sometimes go unheard of. In the case of brothers Breydon and Brennon Conner, their stories are ones that shouldn’t go untold. On the surface they seem like your normal […]

Jennings Pony succeeds under pressure

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By ROGER POLLARD Daily News Staff Writer YOUNGSVILLE – With their backs against the proverbial wall, the Jennings Pony All-Stars came through in a big way. Jennings was one loss away from being eliminated from the Pony Super Regional tournament, but despite playing without starting first-baseman and big hitter Ben Rozas, the young team scored […]

Welsh Alumni Tournament set for this weekend

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By DYLAN BROSSETTE Daily News Sports Editor WELSH – Old Dogs and young pups will descend on Welsh this weekend as the Welsh Greyhound Backers host the 13th Annual Welsh Alumni Softball Tournament at John Blank Sportsman Park Friday, July 17, and Saturday, July 18.

Former Bulldogs highlight McNeese contract extensions

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By DYLAN BROSSETTE Daily News Sports Editor LAKE CHARLES – McNeese State University women’s head basketball coach Brooks Donald-Williams signed a contract extension to stay with the Cowgirls’ program for three more years, a press release from the university announced Tuesday. 

Southern Lightning earns 12U USSSA World Series title

Members of the Southern Lightning Baseball team include (bottom row, left to right) Garrick Richard, Trevon Garcia, Bryce Anderson, Dezmon Dugas, Cooper Miller, Landon Richard (top row, left to right) Kellon McCleon, Landen Broussard, Nick Savoie, Grant Cooley and Hunter Bihm. Josh Richard, Dustin Richard and Eric Broussard coach the team
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By DYLAN BROSSETTE Daily News Sports Editor BEAUMONT, Texas – The idea was simple, Southern Lightning Baseball head coach Jeremy Richard said: he didn’t need Kellon McCleon to hit a grand slam, “But if it happens, it happens.”

Chalk Talk

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by DYLAN BROSSETTE World’s weirdest guys’ night On Wednesday night, DeAndre Jordan, the biggest fish in the NBA free agency pond, hosted a sleepover of sorts at his home in Houston. Jordan, an All-NBA center, verbally agreed to return to his native Texas as part of a 4-year, $80-million deal with the Dallas Mavericks last […]

Miscues erase Pony lead

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By ROGER POLLARD Daily News Staff Writer CROWLEY – The Jennings Pony All-Stars weren’t able to hold on to early success, as they booted away a sixth-inning 5-2 lead to the Crowley Americans. Jennings committed seven errors, which allowed Crowley to squeak out the 6-5 victory Thursday night.

LSU’s Rite of Summer

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7th Inning Stretch by KEVIN BRUCHHAUS The growing trend around the LSU campus every summer seems to be one of Les Miles’ football players making an appearance in the East Baton Rouge Parish Penal System. We all know the debacle of Ryan Perriloux, who was the top-rated player in the country coming out of East […]

Jennings Pony wins close game with Kinder

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By ROGER POLLARD Daily News Staff Writer CROWLEY – The Jennings Pony All-Stars opened the 2015 Pony League regional tournament by defeating the odds-on favorite team from Kinder by a score of 4-3.

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