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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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FRANKLIN ACADEMY Lady Cougars are young but determined to bring their school successful basketball seasons in the upcoming years. Pictured are (from left)  Anne Elise Sartin, freshman; Katelynn Faulk, sophomore; and Shelby Dickerson, sophomore. (Sun photo by Monica Huff)

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BATON ROUGE – Due to the strong forecast of rain in Baton Rouge on Sunday, the schedule for this weekend's LSU-Indiana baseball series has been changed in the effort to play all three games.

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Family Community Christian School Lady Warrior softball team has lost several key players from last season but should continue to be competitive with Class B teams.

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The Franklin Academy Cougar basketball team ended their season on a positive note with a win against Tallulah Academy.

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FRANKLIN ACADEMY junior varsity basketball team is the 2020 district champions. Pictured above is (front row from left) Morgan Rollins, Riley Remore, Cason Cloessner and Addison Spradling. (back row from left) Assistant coach  Robby Spradling, Sam Carrington, Hoyt Carroll, Aiden Ward, Kyler …

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KA’DAJA HANKS grabs a rebound against Bastrop during a recent home game. The Lady Patriots fell to Bastrop Friday, 57-39. The team is currently sitting at No. 15 in LHSAA ranking and hoping to stay above No. 16 for a first-round playoff game. (Sun photo by Monica Huff)

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CONGRATULATIONS to the Franklin Parish Patriot soccer team. For the third year in a row, the Patriots are headed to the post season. FP will play Haughton Feb. 7 at 5:30 p.m. (Submitted photo)

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Whoever coined the phrase “baseball is a spring sport” never played high school baseball in Louisiana.

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With Franklin Academy Cougar baseball moving to Class A, head coach Justin Robinson has high hopes for the season.

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After posting their first ever 17-win season last year, Family Community Christian School Warrior baseball team has set the bar high.

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