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On paper, the Wossman Wildcats have only two starters returning for the 2021-22 season, but make no bones about it — the Wildcats return more experience this season than they did a year ago.

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He'll admit it. Josh Pearson had a slow start to his final high school season at West Monroe — by his lofty standards — but once he tweaked his stance around the midseason point, Pearson rounded into form and never looked back. 

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Jake Hammond will soon have a chance to leave his mark with the University of Louisiana-Lafayette baseball team, and if it’s anything similar to Hammond’s run with LSU Eunice, it’ll be a story worth telling some day.

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The news of Dare Rosenthal leaving the LSU program to pursue an opportunity to play elsewhere hit like a ton of bricks.

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The star power at Neville High School this offseason rivals just about any other year in the program’s history. And that's saying a lot. 

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Mike Rainwater stared deep into an office computer back in July 2017, as his gaze into that empty screen reflected his impoverished competitive spirit. Working in insurance simply wasn't cutting it. But he sure did enjoy spending time with his daughters.

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The West Monroe basketball program might not have participated in as many summer basketball camps as it has in years prior, but the reason for that might actually be a positive come December.

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The Ouachita Citizen sports department racked up numerous honors in the Louisiana Sports Writers Association annual awards contest held in Natchitoches on Sunday. 

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Kade Woods didn’t foresee “cheerleading” becoming his primary role with the Ouachita Christian Eagles on the team’s journey to winning a Division IV State Championship in 2021. But he embraced even if he couldn't help his teammates win back-to-back state titles. 

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Taylor Young always wanted to be an All-American at LSU. But LSU’s baseball program didn’t pursue West Monroe’s talented infielder to be part of their program in Baton Rouge. Louisiana Tech welcomed Young with open arms, and it’s been one heck of a ride ever since.

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After a season that featured three state championships in the parish, it should come as no surprise to see a strong Ouachita Parish influence in the Louisiana Sports Writers Association’s All-State lists.

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Louisiana Sports Writers Association’s All-State lists featured a strong Ouachita Parish flavor with several teams in this area featuring multiple selections.

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Significance. Fans banged on the outfield wall of J.C. Love Field while Hunter Wells trotted around the bases after his second homer of the regional opener, and that’s when it hit me. This Louisiana Tech baseball team was worthy.

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