Franklin Parish,

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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Franklin Parish,

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...

Local AAU basketball team wins tournament

The Fifty-Six Lakers are champions of the 14U division of the Insider Exposure Memorial Day Classic Tournament held in Monroe, Louisiana on May 29-31. The team includes players from Monticello, Warren and Rison. Front, from left to right: Deuce Jordan, Christian Reeves, Tramond Miller, Jr, Kam Davis. Back from left...

Jaylin Johnson named Assistant Coach for ULM Women’s Basketball

MONROE, La. – ULM women’s basketball head coach Brooks Donald Williams announced Monday the hiring of former collegiate and professional standout point guard and Louisiana native Jayln Johnson as assistant coach. “I am just as excited as the day Jay committed to play for me,” Williams said. “She is a...

Prospective police officer killed in Bastrop

Bastrop Police officials has issued a second degree murder warrant for Cornelius Devonte Whitfield in connection to the shooting death of Bobby Rose. Rose, 39-year-old father of three and soon-to-be Winnsboro police officer, was killed May 9 in Bastrop. “He was a good guy,” said Winnsboro Police Chief Will Pierce....

MARTIN: State tournament in Sulphur inherits NELA flavor

History has a way of repeating itself. So I suppose five teams from the parish heading down to the state tournament shouldn’t surprise any of us, especially if you’ve paid attention to the caliber of baseball that’s been played in this area for several years now. Ouachita Parish boasts more...
Franklin Parish,

Basketball youth league created in area

A newly created youth basketball league will be for ages seven through 12 in Franklin Parish. Games for the seven-week season will be played at the River of Life Church on Saturdays beginning April 29 through June 19. The teams will practice at two locations: River of Life and Winnsboro...
Monroe, LAPosted by

UL’s Mylik Wilson Enters Transfer Portal

Could the Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns soon be losing their second-leading scorer from the 2020-2021 men's college basketball season?. Rivals Hoops shared on social media on Thursday that Mylik Wilson has entered the NCAA transfer portal. Keep in mind; a student-athlete can take his/her name out of the transfer portal at...
West Monroe,

5 Rebel athletes sign to play college ball

West Monroe football signee Jason Cooper encapsulated what signing day means to so many athletes across the country with one comment Wednesday morning. “This has been my dream since I was a little kid, to play college ball,” Cooper said. “It’s finally coming true.”. Cooper was one of five Rebel...
Monroe, LAKNOE TV8

The State of the City address community involvement

MONROE, La. (KNOE) - We continue our in-depth look at the Monroe State of the City. In the address, the Monroe Police Chief talked about joining with the community to help prevent crime. The plan is to improve public communication and transparency by building trust between officers and members of...

Obituaries - April 7, 2021

Services for Kristie Wright Fortin will be at 1p.m., Saturday, April 10, 2021 at Ridgecrest Baptist Church, Ridgecrest, with Bro. Cody Wright officiating. Visitation will be from 11a.m. until time of service at 1p.m., Saturday, April 10, at the Church. Interment will be at Heard Cemetery, Manifest, under the direction of Magnolia Funeral Home, Alexandria.
West Monroe,

2021 Girls Basketball All Parish

Jill Peacock (West Ouachita), BreAnna Day (Ouachita), Zinerra McCarthey (Ouachita), Da’Naya Ross (Richwood), TaKizeya Baker (Wossman), Kelencia Wilson (Carroll), Nyvia Sidney (Richwood), Kalariya Howard-Brown (Carroll), Hope Tucker (Sterlington), Makayla Glass (West Monroe), Rakayla Russel (West Monroe), Shakayla Glass (West Monroe), Amia Gibson (Ouachita), Alyssa Parker (West Ouachita), Jasmyn Anderson (Neville)
West Monroe,

West Monroe's Green earns Coach of the Year honors

What should have been John Green’s most challenging year of coaching turned out to be the most exhilarating one he’s ever had. “In the back of my mind I can remember walking into that locker room after losing to Captain Shreve, and it being a very sad moment. But it was also a moment to make sure everyone understood that this was my one of my most fun years of coaching,” Green said.
Ouachita Parish,

Girls Player of the Year: Wirtz helps engineer strong 'finish'

The Ouachita Christian girls basketball team was never a championship team carried by one superstar. If anything, the 2021 Division IV State Championship club was a collection of stars collaborating to stack wins for their proud school. And their fans had plenty of wins to celebrate… With a 64-3 record the last two seasons, OCS dominated the competition with star players like Avery Hopkins, Conleigh Laseter, Jayden Ellerman and Emery Wirtz taking turns as stat leaders.

Hornets take second place in state playoffs

A reader told me that the Hornets don’t seem to be letting up during the playoffs. I replied that on the contrary, they seemed to be turning up a notch or two. This seems pretty evident with them breaking a hundred in each game. You could readily expect this against Welsh the #32 seed. No problem there, but when Oakdale #16 came to town you would expect more competition Didn’t get it 109-57.

Rayville game tops list

This is the 22n of 22 stories counting down the top 22 games in Robert Sanders career as head boys basketball coach at Vidalia High. Sanders retired at the end of the 2019-20 school year. Sanders began coaching at Vidalia in 1991 and compiled a 476-336, advancing to the state...
Port Allen, LAWest Side Journal

Port Allen shuts down Rayville, claims back-to-back titles

LAKE CHARLES — After winning the first state championship in school history last season, Port Allen wanted more — and got it. Port Allen’s defense rose to the occasion once again to stifle Rayville’s prolific offensive attack to propel the Pelicans to a 59-45 in the Class 2A championship Friday night at Burton Coliseum.