Ouachita Parish, LAhannapub.com

Ouachita soccer player signs with Blue Mountain College

The thought of creating a legacy worth remembering is too exciting to pass up for Mariah Ambers as she makes her way to Blue Mountain College in Mississippi. But whether she knows it or not, Ambers has already created a legacy worth telling with Ouachita's soccer program. "We came in...
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Franklin Parish, LAhannapub.com

Cooper returning to FP as basketball coach

Lonnie Cooper is returning to Franklin Parish as the head boys basketball coach. Cooper said one of the main reasons for returning to Franklin Parish is that his son, Drew, plays basketball and baseball. “Baseball is almost non-existent at Carroll,” Cooper said. “And it’s not all about me anymore.”. Cooper...
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Monroe, LAhannapub.com

Criswell, Smith capture Panola Fuss n Cuss

Richard Criswell made it back-to-back at the 2021 Fuss n Cuss, teaming up with Elizabeth Smith to win his second straight couples tournament title with a 135. Criswell, who teamed up with Haley Gray of Jonesville last year to win with a 129, said it’s always fun to return to Panola Woods and play in a tournament.
Ouachita Parish, LAKEDM

Cajun Classic Softball Event June 18-20

The Under Armour Softball Factory’s Cajun Classic will be held at the Ouachita Sportsplex on June 18-20. The event is expected to bring an economic impact of over $154,000 to Ouachita Parish. Four divisions will compete in the Cajun Classic. The divisions include 14U, 16U, 18uA, and 18U. Each team...
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Cooper returning to Franklin Parish

Lonnie Cooper is returning to Franklin Parish as the head boys basketball coach. Cooper said one of the main reasons for returning to Franklin Parish is that his son, Drew, plays basketball and baseball. “Baseball is almost non-existent at Carroll,” Cooper said. “And it’s not all about me anymore.”. Cooper...
New Orleans, LAKNOE TV8

Ronald McDonald 30th Annual Big Bass Tournament

New Orleans native Sophia Nawaz takes home the crown. Ronald McDonald House will soon have a new location. It's a historic move for the Monroe area. Sen. Katrina Jackson introduces amendment to make Swanson safer. Updated: Jun. 11, 2021 at 10:12 PM CDT. It would try inmates and escapees as...
Ruston, LAhannapub.com

Young rises to All-American status at Louisiana Tech

Taylor Young always wanted to be an All-American at LSU. But LSU’s baseball program didn’t pursue West Monroe’s talented infielder to be part of their program in Baton Rouge. Louisiana Tech welcomed Young with open arms, and it’s been one heck of a ride ever since. Toward the end of...
Ouachita Parish, LAhannapub.com

LSWA unveils All-State baseball team

After a season that featured three state championships in the parish, it should come as no surprise to see a strong Ouachita Parish influence in the Louisiana Sports Writers Association’s All-State lists. Sterlington, who won its third state championship in the last three seasons, had three selections, including Most Outstanding...
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Monroe sports digest: Top stories today

(MONROE, LA) Monroe-area sports are on the move — and we’ve been watching the scene non-stop. Pulled from contributors around the region, here’s a glimpse of what people are talking about now in Monroe sports. For more stories from the Monroe area, click here.
Ouachita Parish, LAhannapub.com

Coach of the Year: Parker guides OCS through hurdles to state title

The 2021 baseball season reaffirmed a belief that John Parker has at Ouachita Christian. Kids can handle a whole lot more than some adults think. Eagle baseball players had to prove that notion in order to thrive in 2021. Not only did players and coaches face the struggles that accompanied playing sports during a pandemic (which made the simplest things like supplying water to players complicated), the baseball team had to navigate an entire season without a hitting facility on campus while losing its top hitter/pitcher to a season-ending injury. The Eagles were the up to the challenge, though, and finished the season with a Division IV State Championship, making Parker The Ouachita Christian’s 2021 Baseball Coach of the Year.
Sterlington, LAhannapub.com

Pitcher of the Year: Brewer makes smooth transition at Sterlington

Minutes after Brandon Brewer threw a no-hitter against Ouachita Christian during the 2021 baseball season, assistant coach Ben Sheets shook his head as he walked past the dugout and said one word. “Godsend.”. In a year where Sterlington’s top two pitchers on paper — Seaver Sheets and Nick Whittington —...
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Panola Fuss n Cuss this weekend

Panola Woods will host its annual Fuss n Cuss Couples Tournament this weekend with no restrictions. The couples scramble begins Friday. “We’re expecting 30-to-35 couples coming from different places such as Ville Platte and Monroe,” said Panola Woods Chairman Mike O’Neal. “We usually have it in April, but the gnats are so bad we moved it to June.”
Ouachita Parish, LAhannapub.com

Cobb named to La Coaches list

Baylor Cobb is keeping the tradition going in the Cobb family. Cobb was named to the Louisiana Baseball Coaches Association first teams, a feat his mother, Tanya Riser Cobb, accomplished at Winnsboro High as a member of the Lady Wildcat softball team. “That really is a big thrill,” said Cobb,...