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Area tennis enthusiasts can enjoy resurfaced and relined courts, new wind screens, nets and refurbished lights at Davis Park Courts thanks to the cooperative endeavors of Franklin Parish Sheriff’s Office, School Board, Town of Winnsboro, Como Charitable Foundation Inc. and the hard work of A…

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New Franklin Parish head football coach Sonny Nason could not hold in his excitement after the Louisiana High School Athletic Association’s executive committee unanimously voted to postpone all high school summer workouts until June 8.

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Seven LSU football players, one of whom is currently on the coaching staff, two basketball players and four members of the baseball team earned their degree from LSU on Friday as the university held a virtual spring commencement ceremony.

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The LHSAA issued a memo Wednesday stating it would postpone the first day of permissive LHSAA activities to June 8, 2020.

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THE WINNSBORO WILDCATS state championship team were: front row from left: Charles Smith, manager; Willie Nash, Matt Clark, Demeleus Corbin-Jackson, Greg Walker, Kevin Winn, Calvin Brown, Eddie Jordan and Bryant Carter, manager. Back row from left, Marvin Caston, manager, Anthony Coleman, Dar…

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WARD III HIGH SCHOOL girls’ basketball coach Genny Harris Marionneaux plots strategy with her players during a timeout against Block of Jonesville. The squad went on to win, 80-53. Pictured above were, from left, Tanya Reeves, Michelle Lee, Jennifer Jennings and Linda Ulmer. (Sun photo by Mo…

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MEMBERS OF the Ward III Lady Tigers in 1989 were: (from left, first row): Tandalire Williams, Jennifer Day, LaJuana Robbins, Ramonia Boley, Linda Ulmer, Louri Biggs, Teronda Gray and Regina Armstrong. Back row: Head Coach Genny Harris Marionneaux, Michelle Lee, Amy Smith, Jennifer Jennings, …

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THE WISNER BULLDOGS and head coach W.E. Meredith display the 1979 Class A state basketball championship trophy shortly after defeating Waterproof for the third time that season. Members of the squad were (bottom row, left to right) Bruce Bingham, Michael Mercer, Jesse Adams, Walter Tolliver,…

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THE WISNER BULLDOG Class A state champions included Mark Roberts, Reggie Pippins, Rodney January, Don Herron, Mike Batey, Jesse Young, Mark Ensminger, Mickey Tims, Jose Watson, Michael Davis, James Norman and Bill Anderson. Coaching the Bulldogs was Louis Johnson.

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Louisiana Pastimes, authored by Dr. Terry Jones, is a great read covering our history and how life was in our state’s outdoors centuries ago. (Photo by Glynn Harris)

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ULM junior guard Michael Ertel, who led the team in scoring (16.2 points per game), 3-point field goals (59), assists (81) and steals (30), has been named to the National Association of Basketball Coaches All-District 23 Second Team, as selected by NABC members from NCAA Division I. Ertel, a…

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BATON ROUGE – LSU gymnastics senior Ruby Harrold has been named to the Southeastern Conference Community Service team for her efforts in the Baton Rouge area, the league office announced. 

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RUSTON – Louisiana Tech saw 188 of its student-athletes earn a spot on the AD Honor Roll for their work in the classroom during the winter quarter.

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Sonny Nason was looking forward to spring football practice with his new team at Franklin Parish High to begin putting in his system.

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Here I sit, my hands wrinkled somewhat from age but more so recently because I’ve washed them so often I’m getting dishpan hands. With the threat of a virus we still don’t have a real handle on, it just makes sense to be as cautious, or even more so, than we’ve ever been.

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ABBIE WILLIAMS, a junior at Franklin Parish High School, shows her first place overall medal she won at the Regional Powerlifting Tournament. To win the medal, she beat powerlifters from Ruston, West Monroe, Calvary and other schools. Devian Heckard also placed fourth at regionals. (Submitte…

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Pictured left to right T’Kerria Rollins placed third in SHW class; Jadah Henderson placed first in SHW class; Lacie Parker placed first in 105 girls; Rodney Boyd placed second in 132 boys; Colby Hatten placed first in 123 boys; Devian Heckard placed second in 220 boys; Ladarius Shaw placed s…

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In what might be their last games of the season due to COVID-19 virus, the Franklin Parish Lady Patriots beat Block and Delta Charter in away games Saturday.

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The Family Community Christian School Warrior baseball team saw home plate many times over the last four games, scoring a total of 40 points against four different opponents in last week’s action.

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Franklin Parish picked up its first win of the season at the Grant Tournament this past weekend, defeating the Cougars 16-2 on Saturday.

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“Memories of Spring” written by Ron Jolly, LA native and nationally known turkey hunter, videographer and author, is a “must have” for turkey hunters.(Glynn Harris photo)

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THE FCCS LADY WARRIORS saw tremendous success this season on the basketball court, reaching the finals in the LHSAA playoffs. Picture above are (from left): Gracie Ingram, Saylor Evans, Emily Lowe, Lexi Parker, Michaela Banks, Ashlyn Sepulvado, Lainee McCain and Ali Price. (Submitted photo)

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FRANKLIN ACADEMY COUGAR basketball players recently were recognized for their hard work on the court this season. Pictured above are: (from left) Loren Rollins, all district; Robert Newman, second team all district; Jacob Banks, all district; Katelynn Faulk, second team all district; Shelby …

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TAYLER SOUTHERN and Abigale Williams show off their home run balls this weekend. Havard smoked a fifth inning homer against Captain Shreveport on Saturday. In the second game Saturday, Southern creamed a grand slam against Weston. (Submitted photo)

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FRANKLIN PARISH PATRIOT Abbie Williams (#24) crashed into home during a game against Vidalia High School, Feb. 27. The Lady Patriots shutout Vidalia 12-0. (Sun photo by Monica Huff)

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After falling to Ouachita 18-0 in its season-opener February 25 in Monroe, Franklin Parish found its bats in a three-game series with Northwood in Shreveport despite remaining winless.

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SIX FRANKLIN Parish High School Lady Patriots made the All-District list in basketball. They were (pictured from left) Raven Scott (honorable mention), Zinerra McCarthy (first team), Ka’Daja Hanks (second team), Laki Crockett (second team), Shamira Boley Brown (second team), LaTrice Watkins …

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Zinerra McCarthy, number two for the Lady Patriots, drives to the basket against Carencro in Winnsboro. FP hosted their first basketball playoff game Feb. 20. (Sun photo by Monica Huff)

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Area runners and health enthusiasts have their choice of three races in Franklin Parish that are scheduled in the upcoming weeks.

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