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Area softball teams fighting for postseason bids

Kylie

By KEVIN BRUCHHAUS Daily News Sports Editor Area high school softball teams are close to wrapping up the regular season, and with district play coming to an end in the next few weeks, a couple of area teams are fighting to lock up playoff berths down the stretch. The Jennings Lady Bulldogs are sitting at […]

Jennings bats blister way to 12-6 upset

Junior pitcher Andrew Benoit tossed 2.2 scoreless innings for the Dogs in their 12-6 district win over South Beauregard. Benoit allowed only 1 hit, and didn’t allow a run to the Knights.

By KEVIN BRUCHHAUS Daily News Sports Editor LONGVILLE- “This win means so much to our season. We told the kids before we got off of the bus, this is what you have worked so hard for all summer long,” were Jennings High head baseball coach Jordan Smith’s first words shortly after his squad’s 12-6 pounding […]

Back in the saddle again

Wesley Simien

Simien shakes off rough start to anchor JHS lineup By KEVIN BRUCHHAUS Daily News Sports Editor In the movie “Mr. Baseball,” Tom Selleck said, Hitting is like the tide. Sometimes there’s high tide, then there is low tide, but eventually the high always rolls around again”. For Jennings High senior first baseman Wesley Simien, his […]

Blast off Bulldogs

Daily News photo by Aimee Benoit
JHS junior pitcher Kendrick Lejeune fired a 5-inning no-hitter against Iota on Tuesday in the Dogs’ 10-0 shutout. Lejeune fanned 5 Iota hitters and never allowed a base runner post second in the win.

Jennings bats pound Iota; Lejeune twirls no-hitter By KEVIN BRUCHHAUS Daily News Sports Editor The old saying that rest can sometimes be the best medicine certainly held true Tuesday night for the Jennings Diamond Dogs, as they came off a 4-day layoff and pounded their Bulldog counterparts from Iota by a final of 10-0 in […]

Jennings netters sweep through Barbe

Bulldog tennis logo

By KEVIN BRUCHHAUS Daily News Sports Editor LAKE CHARLES – The Jennings tennis teams swept a pair of road matches against Barbe High School, with the boys’ claiming an 8-4 win over the Bucs, while the Lady Dogs blew out the Lady Buccaneers 11-1.

District action in full swing heading into spring break

Tyler Trahan

By KEVIN BRUCHHAUS Daily News Sports Editor With the first half of high school baseball in the books, district races are beginning to heat up throughout the area. Both 4-3A and 4-2A have continued to serve as two of the strongest baseball districts in the state of Louisiana, and if early records indicate, the same […]

Dogs, Lady Tigers finish third at Iota Relays

Daily News photo by Christy Broussard
Lake Arthur’s Keagan Broussard finished third in the high jump with a mark of 5’8”.

By KEVIN BRUCHHAUS Daily News Sports Editor IOTA – The Jennings Bulldogs and Lake Arthur Lady Tigers track teams took home a pair of third-place finishes at the Iota High School Bulldog Relays on Wednesday. Jennings racked up 84 points, while the Lake Arthur ladies totaled 74 points on the girls’ side.

Early outburst propels Dogs to 5-2 win over Iowa

Daily News photo by Ruth Trahan
JHS senior hurler Tyler Trahan threw 4.2 innings of 5-hit ball in the Dogs’ 5-2 4-3A win over Iowa. Trahan gave up only 1 run, and fanned 5 Jacket hitters.

By KEVIN BRUCHHAUS Daily News Sports Editor “We kind of came in here with a chip on our shoulder because there was some talk that kids couldn’t swing the bat, so we worked hard on being aggressive at the plate,” was how Jennings head coach Jordan Smith described his club’s early outburst at the plate […]

Jennings boys, Elton girls finish second at Tiger Relays

Daily News photo by Christy Broussard
Jayren McZeal

By KEVIN BRUCHHAUS Daily News Sports Editor LAKE ARTHUR – Area track and field squads kicked off the season last Friday by participating in the annual Lake Arthur High School Tiger Relays.

Barrera carves up Welsh hitters in 2-0 district win

Daily News photo by Renee Benoit
Welsh leadoff man Logan Primeaux recorded the only hit off of Kinder starter Raul Barrera Monday night. The Hounds fell to the Jackets 2-0 in both team’s district opener.

By KEVIN BRUCHHAUS Daily News Sports Editor KINDER – Kinder’s Raul Barrera and Welsh’s Zach Hayes tied into an old fashioned pitcher’s duel Monday night, but it was the Yellow Jackets who strung across 2 runs to claim a 2-0 victory in each team’s district 4-2A opener. The pair of sophomore hurlers combined for 24 […]

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