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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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Hunting Wild Boar with Pigman By: Nathan Reynerson

Hunting Wild Boar with Pigman By: Nathan Reynerson

When you meet a professional hunter for the first time (especially one that has his own TV show), you have expectations and questions. Are they going to be like their show portrays them to be? Will they be arrogant or humble? Will they be rude or friendly? Will they live up to the hype of […]

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Private Schools Face Separate Playoffs

Private Schools Face Separate Playoffs

Because of new rules adopted by the Louisiana High School Athletic Association, private schools face the 2013 football season with uncertainty.  The state’s traditional football playoff system has been scrapped by a controversial vote of the principals who govern the LHSAA.  Starting this year, private schools and other “select” schools will compete for state championships […]

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