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Chicago Cubs Win 1st Title Since 1908

The Chicago Cubs made history Wednesday, winning the World Series for the first time since 1908. They did it in style, beating the Cleveland Indians 8-7 in the 10th inning and carrying the series 4-3.

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Legendary Dale Weiner on How He Became a Coach

Catholic High head football Coach Dale Weiner, winner of more than 300 games, on Coach Boots Garland: “I’m here representing hundreds of athletes who were touched by Coach Garland. I never called him Boots because he was my coach. Some of the most important coaching occurs off the field, especially with young people.” “Coach Garland […]

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All-American Jimmy Taylor on Football

Whole Foods at Towne Center is the closest thing Baton Rouge has to Main Street.  If you go to the coffee shop and sit long enough, you will see just about everyone you know or want to know.  One day last month, I was having coffee when I saw former Baton Rouge High, LSU, and […]

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Was Istrouma’s 1955 Team Greatest Ever?

Was Istrouma’s 1955 Team Greatest Ever?

Was the 1955 Istrouma High football team the greatest in Louisiana history?  As long as football is played in this state, that will be debated. Louisiana has only had one Heisman Trophy winner — Billy Cannon — and he starred on the 1955 team, which went undefeated and won the State Championship. 2015 is the […]

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Billy Cannon Tells the Rest of His Story

Billy Cannon Tells the Rest of His Story

When I was a child the first college football hero I remember having was LSU Heisman Trophy winner Billy Cannon. Back in those days there was no ESPN. No 50 plus games a week on TV, and being at that age, I lived in New York and California, it’s hard to recollect how Billy became […]

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60 Years Later, Istrouma Team Is Legendary

60 Years Later, Istrouma Team Is Legendary

There are a few — a very few — sports teams that live on in the memory of fans all their lives and whose legends are passed down through the generations.  One is LSU’s national championship team of 1958 and another is the Chinese Bandits, the third-string defensive unit on that championship team, which so […]

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No. 1-Ranked U-High Faces No. 7 Parkview For State Division II Championship in Dome

Two Baton Rouge teams return to the Superdome to battle it out for the State Division II Championship when Parkview Baptist faces University High at 5:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 5. U-High (14-0), the state’s No. 1-ranked team, is favored over Parkview (10-3), which is ranked No. 7, especially in view of their meeting earlier in […]

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University High Will Take Perfect Season To Superdome for State Division II Title

University High Will Take Perfect Season To Superdome for State Division II Title

The University High Cubs will take their seemingly unstoppable offense and a perfect 13-0 record to the Louisiana Superdome next Thursday for a showdown with the best football team in Louisiana history, the John Curtis Patriots of River Ridge.  U-High sealed their place in the championship game with an overwhelming victory over cross-town rival Parkview […]

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Istrouma Football Could End Friday

Istrouma Football Could End Friday

Istrouma High School was founded in 1917, and the football program has been around for almost 80 years, but all that could be coming to an end very soon.  Last week, the Louisiana Recovery School District announced plans to close Istrouma High School at the end of the current school year.  Under the plan, current […]

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Catholic-Parkview Game Matched Two of Louisiana’s Powerhouses

Catholic-Parkview Game Matched Two of Louisiana’s Powerhouses

The rivalry between 5A Catholic and 3A Parkview Baptist is rapidly becoming a Baton Rouge classic. This year’s game pitted Catholic, defending District 5-5A champion ranked No. 5 in the state, against Parkview, the defending state 3A champion, ranked No. 3 in the state.  In a matchup between coaches such as Catholic’s Neil Weiner and […]

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