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RUNNERS START during the 2020 Winnsboro Rotary Shamrock Color Run Saturday. Participants looped through the streets of downtown Winnsboro during the annual event. (Sun photo by Monica Huff)

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First-year Franklin Parish head football coach Sonny Nason will begin official workouts Thursday after his scheduled workout Monday was cancelled because of Tropical Storm Cristobal.

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PAST RACE volunteers douse runners with green and yellow powder last year. The annual race was delayed this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic but was rescheduled for this Saturday. (Sun photo by Monica Huff)

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FRANKLIN PARISH High School’s track waits for further improvements with old material removed. Once complete, FP will be able to host track events. (Sun photo by Joe Curtis)

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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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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 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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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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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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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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