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  • Landers Athlete of the Week: Loyola's Chelsea Johnson

    Landers Athlete of the Week: Loyola's Chelsea Johnson

    Thursday, January 18 2018 10:50 AM EST2018-01-18 15:50:54 GMT

    When you talk about successful basketball teams, the old thought process is that you need to have a deep roster to be elite. Maybe seven, or so, strong players.  Loyola has that, anchored by junior forward Chelsea Johnson. It is a big reason why this team entered Wednesday at 19-2. Here's the thing, though: they go seven players strong...but that's it. They legitimately do not have more than that on the roster. "It can be tough but it also is fun, as well. I think it...

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    When you talk about successful basketball teams, the old thought process is that you need to have a deep roster to be elite. Maybe seven, or so, strong players.  Loyola has that, anchored by junior forward Chelsea Johnson. It is a big reason why this team entered Wednesday at 19-2. Here's the thing, though: they go seven players strong...but that's it. They legitimately do not have more than that on the roster. "It can be tough but it also is fun, as well. I think it...

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  • Landers Athlete of the Week: Pleasant Grove's Xavier Benson

    Landers Athlete of the Week: Pleasant Grove's Xavier Benson

    Thursday, July 13 2017 11:25 AM EDT2017-07-13 15:25:18 GMT

    TEXARKANA, TX -- Many of mornings spent racing to success for Pleasant Grove outside linebacker Xavier Benson over the past three years. It's part of the reason he's secured himself as the sixth-best at his position in Texas. However, he isn't built like a brute. He's yet to fill in that 6'3. 200 lb frame. How on earth do those metrics earn him 22 Division I offers? "Hours and hours and hours of hard work knowing that you have to go against these 6'6 offensive linemen...

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    TEXARKANA, TX -- Many of mornings spent racing to success for Pleasant Grove outside linebacker Xavier Benson over the past three years. It's part of the reason he's secured himself as the sixth-best at his position in Texas. However, he isn't built like a brute. He's yet to fill in that 6'3. 200 lb frame. How on earth do those metrics earn him 22 Division I offers? "Hours and hours and hours of hard work knowing that you have to go against these 6'6 offensive linemen...

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  • Landers Athlete of the Week: Balloon racing world champion John Petrehn

    Thursday, July 20 2017 2:17 AM EDT2017-07-20 06:17:25 GMT

    SHREVEPORT -- It’s a loud yet comforting roar every time John Petrehn fires up his balloon. It only makes sense considering he’s a two-time world champion at the unique sport of balloon racing. This is the type of passion has burned him inside of him as far back as he can remember. “I’m lucky because I started when I was about three-years-old when I’d go up with my dad. I’ve been around ballooning my whole life,” Petrehn, who now lives in Ho...

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    SHREVEPORT -- It’s a loud yet comforting roar every time John Petrehn fires up his balloon. It only makes sense considering he’s a two-time world champion at the unique sport of balloon racing. This is the type of passion has burned him inside of him as far back as he can remember. “I’m lucky because I started when I was about three-years-old when I’d go up with my dad. I’ve been around ballooning my whole life,” Petrehn, who now lives in Ho...

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  • Landers Athlete of the Week: Atlanta's Jawan King

    Landers Athlete of the Week: Atlanta's Jawan King

    Wednesday, August 2 2017 10:37 PM EDT2017-08-03 02:37:08 GMT

    ATLANTA, Texas -- Rare moments of quiet reflection for  Atlanta's Jawan King are hard to come by. He's become top-heavy wearing all of his track victory medals and the starting running back for the Rabbits. Needless to say, no time to slow down whatsoever. So it's only fitting that we're talking about him not catching his breath when it comes to halftime on the football field. Instead of recharging in the locker room, Jawan ditches the helmet for the brass, playi...

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    ATLANTA, Texas -- Rare moments of quiet reflection for  Atlanta's Jawan King are hard to come by. He's become top-heavy wearing all of his track victory medals and the starting running back for the Rabbits. Needless to say, no time to slow down whatsoever. So it's only fitting that we're talking about him not catching his breath when it comes to halftime on the football field. Instead of recharging in the locker room, Jawan ditches the helmet for the brass, playi...

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  • Landers Athlete of the Week: Carthage's Keaontay Ingram

    Landers Athlete of the Week: Carthage's Keaontay Ingram

    Wednesday, August 9 2017 10:27 PM EDT2017-08-10 02:27:37 GMT

    When you’re the player Keaontay Ingram is, you’ll always be the talk of not only the town, but the state. After committing to Texas over the summer, you can only imagine the recognition he has received. “I can do what I can do. Just have to pray about it and just stay relaxed. I try not to worry about it too much,” Ingram said. That’s perhaps the best, and only, way to do it. He is a four-star running back, so you can say he’s found a remedy for s...

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    When you’re the player Keaontay Ingram is, you’ll always be the talk of not only the town, but the state. After committing to Texas over the summer, you can only imagine the recognition he has received. “I can do what I can do. Just have to pray about it and just stay relaxed. I try not to worry about it too much,” Ingram said. That’s perhaps the best, and only, way to do it. He is a four-star running back, so you can say he’s found a remedy for s...

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  • Landers Athlete of the Week: Calvary Baptist's Kendyl White

    Thursday, August 17 2017 12:38 PM EDT2017-08-17 16:38:58 GMT

    Kendyl White would appear to have everything figured out as an athlete.  "I play volleyball, cheer, softball and soccer." Needless to say, it's a busy schedule. What makes her special, however, is not how she balances her talents. Instead, it's how she battles her health.  She has found success in every sport with dealing with juvenile type 1 diabetes since she was 18-months-old. "I've done it all my life and I know the routine I have to do like chec...

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    Kendyl White would appear to have everything figured out as an athlete.  "I play volleyball, cheer, softball and soccer." Needless to say, it's a busy schedule. What makes her special, however, is not how she balances her talents. Instead, it's how she battles her health.  She has found success in every sport with dealing with juvenile type 1 diabetes since she was 18-months-old. "I've done it all my life and I know the routine I have to do like chec...

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  • Landers Athlete of the Week: Mansfield's LaKendrick Ross

    Landers Athlete of the Week: Mansfield's LaKendrick Ross

    Landers Athlete of the Week: Mansfield's LaKendrick Ross

    Thursday, August 24 2017 4:04 AM EDT2017-08-24 08:04:15 GMT

    Mansfield home to many legends. Mansfield 2nd year head coach Mike Greene believes that he has a future legend under center and they call him Bug Ross.

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    Mansfield home to many legends. Mansfield 2nd year head coach Mike Greene believes that he has a future legend under center and they call him Bug Ross.

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  • Landers Athlete of the Week: North Caddo's Destiny Rice

    Landers Athlete of the Week: North Caddo's Destiny Rice

    Landers Athlete of the Week: North Caddo's Destiny Rice

    Thursday, November 30 2017 1:45 AM EST2017-11-30 06:45:44 GMT

    The Rebels have won three state titles in the last four seasons but last seasons third round playoff loss weighs on the mind Junior Guard Destiny Rice daily.

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    The Rebels have won three state titles in the last four seasons but last seasons third round playoff loss weighs on the mind Junior Guard Destiny Rice daily.

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  • Landers Athlete of the Week: Khylen Johnson

    Landers Athlete of the Week: Khylen Johnson

    Friday, September 22 2017 12:55 PM EDT2017-09-22 16:55:25 GMT

    When the bright lights shine on nine-year-old Khylan Johnson, you know the pint-sized powerhouse is ready for the spotlight.  In a state that has produced some of the top wide receivers in the NFL, like his favorite, Odell Beckham, Jr., little Khylan is confident about his feature.  When I asked if he thinks he will be the next big playmaker from the state, his answer was simple: a confident nod and a quiet, "yes." No hesitation and why should he? He has alread...

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    When the bright lights shine on nine-year-old Khylan Johnson, you know the pint-sized powerhouse is ready for the spotlight.  In a state that has produced some of the top wide receivers in the NFL, like his favorite, Odell Beckham, Jr., little Khylan is confident about his feature.  When I asked if he thinks he will be the next big playmaker from the state, his answer was simple: a confident nod and a quiet, "yes." No hesitation and why should he? He has alread...

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  • Landers Athlete of the Week: Captain Shreve's Harlee Connell

    Landers Athlete of the Week: Captain Shreve's Harlee Connell

    Thursday, July 27 2017 3:46 PM EDT2017-07-27 19:46:47 GMT

    When it comes to pumping up the crowds at Captain Shreve, Harlee Connell certainly isn’t afraid to make her voice be heard.

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    When it comes to pumping up the crowds at Captain Shreve, Harlee Connell certainly isn’t afraid to make her voice be heard.

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  • Fitness Challenge Friday: fitness jump class

    Fitness Challenge Friday: fitness jump class

    Friday, July 1 2016 8:44 AM EDT2016-07-01 12:44:15 GMT
    KSLA News 12 This Morning anchor Shayne Wright was challenged to a 1 hour fitness jump class. (Source: Rashad Johnson/ KSLA News 12)KSLA News 12 This Morning anchor Shayne Wright was challenged to a 1 hour fitness jump class. (Source: Rashad Johnson/ KSLA News 12)

    In week 2 of “Fitness Challenge Friday,” KSLA News 12 morning anchor Shayne Wright was challenged to a 1 hour fitness jump class.

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    In week 2 of “Fitness Challenge Friday,” KSLA News 12 morning anchor Shayne Wright was challenged to a 1 hour fitness jump class.

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  • LSU football legend Billy Cannon passes away

    LSU football legend Billy Cannon passes away

    Wednesday, May 23 2018 8:23 PM EDT2018-05-24 00:23:52 GMT
    Billy Cannon at the LSU Spring Game on April 21, 2018 (Source: WAFB)Billy Cannon at the LSU Spring Game on April 21, 2018 (Source: WAFB)

    LSU football legend Billy Cannon died Sunday morning. He was 80 years old.

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    LSU football legend Billy Cannon died Sunday morning. He was 80 years old.

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  • Couple's gender reveal fail goes viral

    Couple's gender reveal fail goes viral

    Sunday, May 20 2018 6:21 PM EDT2018-05-20 22:21:47 GMT
    A couple's gender reveal failed. (Source: Clariceguido on Twitter)A couple's gender reveal failed. (Source: Clariceguido on Twitter)
    A couple's gender reveal failed. (Source: Clariceguido on Twitter)A couple's gender reveal failed. (Source: Clariceguido on Twitter)

    The soon-to-be mom and dad planned to reveal the sex of their baby while playing baseball, but the pitch was a little too high and poor grandpa in the back did not see it coming.

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    The soon-to-be mom and dad planned to reveal the sex of their baby while playing baseball, but the pitch was a little too high and poor grandpa in the back did not see it coming.

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  • Critics: NFL decision chooses mainstream appeal over players

    Critics: NFL decision chooses mainstream appeal over players

    Wednesday, May 23 2018 8:01 PM EDT2018-05-24 00:01:58 GMT
    Thursday, May 24 2018 11:57 AM EDT2018-05-24 15:57:11 GMT
    (AP Photo/Chris Carlson, File). FILE - In this Thursday, Sept. 1, 2016, file photo, San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, middle, kneels during the national anthem before the team's NFL preseason football game against the San Diego Chargers...(AP Photo/Chris Carlson, File). FILE - In this Thursday, Sept. 1, 2016, file photo, San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, middle, kneels during the national anthem before the team's NFL preseason football game against the San Diego Chargers...
    Critics say the NFL's decision to force players to stand during the national anthem if on the field say the policy prioritizes the league's mainstream appeal over athletes.More >>
    Critics say the NFL's decision to force players to stand during the national anthem if on the field say the policy prioritizes the league's mainstream appeal over athletes.More >>
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