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The matchup might have derived from necessity — and perhaps near panic in terms of scheduling — but Northeast Louisiana football fans will benefit from the end result when OCS and Ouachita play on a Thursday night this fall. 

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Directly following Sterlington’s 50-49 victory against Union Parish last Tuesday night, Hope Tucker watched head coach Caroline Oliphant grab a ball that had the No. 13 on it.

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After conversation ramped up about the prospect of both Class 1A and Class 5A potentially unifying select and non-select playoff brackets in football, the LHSAA annual convention in Baton Rouge came and went with little to no change for both classifications. 

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The Ouachita Christian Lady Eagles are currently the No. 1 team in Division IV with a 24-2 overall record. The Lady Eagles are coming off of their first state championship in girls hoops, and if you add the past three seasons all together, OCS has stacked an astonishing 88-5 record.

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The (14-7) West Monroe Rebels avenged a loss to Neville from earlier in the year while simultaneously breaking a 12-game Tiger win streak in Tuesday night’s 71-60 victory.

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Casey Jones' former players are always quick to remind him of the win streak. They are also quick to educate the current players about a Wossman win streak in District 2-3A that dates all the way back to 2016.

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Despite an 11-point fourth quarter performance from Ouachita’s Faith Lee, the No. 13 (18-8) West Monroe Lady Rebels held off a late (10-14) Ouachita rally to nab a 64-56 road victory Friday night.

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Take it one game at a time. More than likely, every coach has said that line more times than they can count. But the message is clear and true, and it's one that Wossman girls basketball head coach Otis Robinson is conveying to his young, talented Lady Wildcat squad. 

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It was imperative for Rob Garlington’s River Oaks squad to get off to a good start in district play, and with Tuesday night’s 45-43 victory against Oak Grove, the Mustangs have started league play with a 1-0 record.

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The Wossman Wildcats shook back in a major way after dropping two contests in the Don Redden Memorial Classic.

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Not prone to hyperbole, Calvary Baptist coach Rodney Guin has seen a lot of quarterbacks come and go during his 40-year career as a Louisiana high school football coach.

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Calling A.J. Allen a fallback option is disrespectful to the Class 4A All-State running back. But with the way Allen has been so easily overlooked before, during and after the season in terms of recruiting, it might actually serve as an upgrade. 

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“Humbled” was one of the first words to come out of the mouths of both Jimmy Aulds and Wayne Johnson before their induction into the Louisiana Baseball Coaches Association Hall of Fame this weekend.

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Alyssa Dismuke spent much of her young life caring and showing compassion for the elderly. As a little 4-year-old girl with a big heart, she could have never envisioned that spotlight being reflected back on her as a St. Frederick senior.

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The No. 10 (12-4) West Monroe boys basketball team turned into the runnin’ Rebels in the second half of a Top 10 clash that saw West Monroe upset No. 2 (16-3) Alexandria Senior High, 53-40, Tuesday night at home.

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All West Monroe head coach John Green has to do is go back to last season when West Monroe and West Ouachita were tied heading into the fourth quarter of a district clash. That's all the motivation his club needed to come out and take the right step forward in district play. 

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Union Parish running back Trey Holly and Madison Prep defensive lineman Quency Wiggins lead the Louisiana Sports Writers Association’s Class 3A All-State football team.For the second year in a row, Holly was voted the Outstanding Offensive Player for the Farmers. The junior running back tall…

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The plan for the Ouachita boys basketball team is always going to be to attack. The Lions did that early and often in a 55-38 victory against Carroll on the second night of the Don Redden Memorial Classic.

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One night after a disappointing loss to Carroll in the Don Redden Memorial Tournament, the (11-4) West Monroe Rebels bounced back with a 58-45 win against a (15-4) Wossman team that was coming off of a 74-37 blowout win against Rayville the night prior.

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Derek Lopez wasn’t kidding when he called his St. Frederick Warrior boys basketball team, “young, young” after beating Jena in the Sidney Smith Invitational last week.

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Linebacker Shane Forman of Southern Lab and quarterback Landry Lyddy of Calvary Baptist headline the 2021 Louisiana Sports Writers Association’s Class 1A All-State team.

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In the days leading in, Neville head coach Phillip Craig called the matchup with West Monroe Thursday night the ultimate test. Consider that test aced, as the Tigers defeated West Monroe, 58-52, on the road to close out the Sidney Smith Invitational.

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St. Frederick and Jena flooded the court with young basketball players in the Sidney Smith Invitational, but it was ultimately the Warriors that showcased poise and discipline in a 57-40 victory Thursday night.

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Madison Prep dropped Ouachita with a swift one-two in the opening two quarters of a heavily anticipated showdown Wednesday afternoon. But the Lions didn’t stay on the canvas after going two rounds with the champs. 

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