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  • Athlete of the Week: Airline's Christian Walden

    Athlete of the Week: Airline's Christian Walden

    Thursday, February 16 2017 2:01 AM EST2017-02-16 07:01:22 GMT
    Airline's Christian Walden is still coming down from the high of winning another state wrestling title. (Source: KSLA News 12)Airline's Christian Walden is still coming down from the high of winning another state wrestling title. (Source: KSLA News 12)

    Four days removed from saying he's the best wrestler in the state for the third time in as many years, Christian Walden is still coming down from the high of winning another state title. 

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    Four days removed from saying he's the best wrestler in the state for the third time in as many years, Christian Walden is still coming down from the high of winning another state title. 

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  • Athlete of the Week: Huntington's Tahji Davis

    Athlete of the Week: Huntington's Tahji Davis

    Thursday, January 26 2017 12:28 AM EST2017-01-26 05:28:01 GMT

    In recent years, Huntington has been known for their sweet-shooting swingmen to lead the charge. To some degree, they still are. 2017, however, is a year of adaptation following graduations and transfers.  It is also a year in which their big guy, Tahji Davis, is becoming the guy for the Raiders.  "[Head coach Mack Jones] pushed every one of us but he pushed me even harder because he's seen potential that no one else has seen," said Davis, who posted a ...

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    In recent years, Huntington has been known for their sweet-shooting swingmen to lead the charge. To some degree, they still are. 2017, however, is a year of adaptation following graduations and transfers.  It is also a year in which their big guy, Tahji Davis, is becoming the guy for the Raiders.  "[Head coach Mack Jones] pushed every one of us but he pushed me even harder because he's seen potential that no one else has seen," said Davis, who posted a ...

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  • Landers Athlete of the Week: Charly Upchurch Dec. 21

    Landers Athlete of the Week: Charly Upchurch Dec. 21

    Landers Athlete of the Week: Charly Upchurch Dec. 21

    Wednesday, December 21 2016 11:58 PM EST2016-12-22 04:58:29 GMT

    Some people say teamwork makes the dream work. Well Captain Shreve's Charly Upchurch is all about making the dream work.

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    Some people say teamwork makes the dream work. Well Captain Shreve's Charly Upchurch is all about making the dream work.

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  • Landers Athlete of the Week: Airline's Trent Ivy

    Landers Athlete of the Week: Airline's Trent Ivy

    Thursday, December 8 2016 4:29 AM EST2016-12-08 09:29:15 GMT

    Airline basketball has always been known over the years to produce some quality talent. It's part of the reason why they are always in our conversations every year.  Despite some early injuries that has depleted their roster, they have still jumped out to a 5-2 start, a big reason why is the red-hot play of their junior point guard Trent Ivy.  "It was kind of hard. You just have to kind of fight through it and, like coach says, next man step up," Ivy said.&nb...

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    Airline basketball has always been known over the years to produce some quality talent. It's part of the reason why they are always in our conversations every year.  Despite some early injuries that has depleted their roster, they have still jumped out to a 5-2 start, a big reason why is the red-hot play of their junior point guard Trent Ivy.  "It was kind of hard. You just have to kind of fight through it and, like coach says, next man step up," Ivy said.&nb...

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  • Landers Athlete of the Week: Robert McKnight Nov. 16

    Landers Athlete of the Week: Robert McKnight Nov. 16

    Landers Athlete of the Week: Robert McKnight Nov. 16

    Friday, November 18 2016 8:11 PM EST2016-11-19 01:11:15 GMT

    Robert McKnight is this weeks athlete of the week and every time he scores a touchdown he shows respect to veterans.

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    Robert McKnight is this week's Athlete of the Week, and every time he scores a touchdown he shows respect to veterans.

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  • Landers Athlete of the Week: Langston Murray - Nov. 9

    Landers Athlete of the Week: Langston Murray - Nov. 9

    Landers Athlete of the Week: Langston Murray - Nov. 9

    Thursday, November 10 2016 2:05 PM EST2016-11-10 19:05:24 GMT

    The Logansport Tigers are undefeated on the season for the first time in 19 years. Defensive end Langston Murray's infectious work ethic has sparked something special in Logansport.

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    The Logansport Tigers are undefeated on the season for the first time in 19 years. Defensive end Langston Murray's infectious work ethic has sparked something special in Logansport.

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  • Landers Athlete of the Week: Kelcey Miller Jr. - Nov. 03

    Landers Athlete of the Week: Kelcey Miller Jr. - Nov. 3

    Landers Athlete of the Week: Kelcey Miller Jr. - Nov. 3

    Thursday, November 3 2016 6:13 PM EDT2016-11-03 22:13:24 GMT
    Kelcey "K.J." Miller Jr. is a senior tight end for the Minden Tide. (Source: KSLA News 12)Kelcey "K.J." Miller Jr. is a senior tight end for the Minden Tide. (Source: KSLA News 12)

    Kelcey Miller Jr. is a senior tight end for the Minden Tide who has made several spectacular plays this season. He says the secret is patience.

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    Kelcey Miller Jr. is a senior tight end for the Minden Tide who has made several spectacular plays this season. He says the secret is patience.

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  • Landers Athlete of the Week: Emmanuel Bass - Oct. 26

    Landers Athlete of the Week: Emmanuel Bass - Oct. 26

    Landers Athlete of the Week: Emmanuel Bass - Oct. 26

    Thursday, October 27 2016 12:55 AM EDT2016-10-27 04:55:23 GMT

    Southwood's defensive end Emmanuel Bass is a young man of many talents. He does well in the classroom and also mentor's the younger students around his high school.

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    Southwood's defensive end Emmanuel Bass is a young man of many talents. He does well in the classroom and also mentor's the younger students around his high school.

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  • Landers Athlete of the Week: Ethan Stansell - Oct. 19

    Landers Athlete of the Week: Ethan Stansell - Oct. 19

    Landers Athlete of the Week: Ethan Stansell - Oct. 19

    Wednesday, October 19 2016 10:45 PM EDT2016-10-20 02:45:54 GMT

    The Loyola Flyers are off to a 7-0 start for the first time since 1976. Running back Ethan Stansell has helped lead the team. He is 6'3" and 230 pounds and carries a 3.8 grade-point average and a score of 25 on the ACT.

     

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    The Loyola Flyers are off to a 7-0 start for the first time since 1976. Running back Ethan Stansell has helped lead the team. He is 6'3" and 230 pounds and carries a 3.8 grade-point average and a score of 25 on the ACT.

     

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  • Landers Athlete of the Week: Logan Hughes - October 05

    Landers Athlete of the Week: Logan Hughes - October 05

    Landers Athlete of the Week: Logan Hughes - October 05

    Thursday, October 6 2016 4:15 PM EDT2016-10-06 20:15:38 GMT

    The Elysian Fields Yellow Jackets are undefeated so far this season. Senior quarterback Logan Hughes has thrown for over 1,500 yards with 16 passing touchdowns. Logan is as tough as a pair of steel toe boots.

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    The Elysian Fields Yellow Jackets are undefeated so far this season. Senior quarterback Logan Hughes has thrown for over 1,500 yards with 16 passing touchdowns. Logan is as tough as a pair of steel toe boots.

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  • Landers Athlete of the Week: Courtney Curtis - Sept. 28

    Landers Athlete of the Week: Courtney Curtis - Sept. 28

    Landers Athlete of the Week: Courtney Curtis - Sept. 28

    Wednesday, September 28 2016 9:46 PM EDT2016-09-29 01:46:52 GMT

    Captain Shreve is one of the better teams in Division 1, District 1. One of their leaders is Courtney Curtis, a senior Libero for the lady gators. She has the grades, the talent and she definitely has the right attitude.
     

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    Captain Shreve is one of the better teams in Division 1, District 1. One of their leaders is Courtney Curtis, a senior Libero for the lady gators. She has the grades, the talent and she definitely has the right attitude.
     

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  • Landers Athlete of the Week: Zavier Moore - Sept. 21

    Landers Athlete of the Week: Zavier Moore - Sept. 21

    Landers Athlete of the Week: Zavier Moore - Sept. 21

    Thursday, September 22 2016 6:10 AM EDT2016-09-22 10:10:10 GMT

    Byrd High senior quarterback Zavier Moore is one of the best people you'll ever meet. He has been successful on the field and diamond his entire life. But it's the way he has dealt with adversity along the way makes him a real MVP.

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    Byrd High senior quarterback Zavier Moore is one of the best people you'll ever meet. He has been successful on the field and diamond his entire life. But it's the way he has dealt with adversity along the way makes him a real MVP.

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  • Landers Athlete of the Week: Terrace Marshall Jr. - Sept. 14

    Landers Athlete of the Week: Terrace Marshall Jr. - Sept. 14

    Landers Athlete of the Week: Terrace Marshall Jr. - Sept. 14

    Thursday, September 15 2016 1:58 AM EDT2016-09-15 05:58:44 GMT

    Parkway Panther junior wide receiver Terrace Marshall Jr. had six catches for 233 yards and 4 touchdowns in the panthers 69-54 win over Lufkin.

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    Parkway Panther junior wide receiver Terrace Marshall Jr. had six catches for 233 yards and 4 touchdowns in the panthers 69-54 win over Lufkin.

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  • Landers Athlete of the Week: Jackson Carroll - Sept. 7

    Landers Athlete of the Week: Jackson Carroll - Sept. 7

    Landers Athlete of the Week: Jackson Carroll - Sept. 7

    Thursday, September 8 2016 2:26 PM EDT2016-09-08 18:26:20 GMT

    The St. Mary's Tigers are hoping for another successful season. Senior linebacker Jackson Carroll is one of the leaders on this 2016 Tigers squad.

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    The St. Mary's Tigers are hoping for another successful season. Senior linebacker Jackson Carroll is one of the leaders on this 2016 Tigers squad.

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  • Landers Athlete of the Week: Franklin Smith Jr. - Aug. 31

    Landers Athlete of the Week: Franklin Smith Jr. - Aug. 31

    Landers Athlete of the Week: Franklin Smith Jr. - Aug. 31

    Wednesday, August 31 2016 10:22 PM EDT2016-09-01 02:22:13 GMT

    The Liberty Eylau football team has produced several solid running backs in recent years. It's time to show some love to one of the big guys on the Leopard offensive line. Franklin Smith Jr. is this week's Landers Dodge Chrysler Jeep Athlete of the Week.

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    The Liberty Eylau football team has produced several solid running backs in recent years. It's time to show some love to one of the big guys on the Leopard offensive line. Franklin Smith Jr. is this week's Landers Dodge Chrysler Jeep Athlete of the Week.

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  • Landers Athlete of the Week: Connor Curry - Aug. 24

    Landers Athlete of the Week: Connor Curry - Aug. 24

    Landers Athlete of the Week: Connor Curry - Aug. 24

    Thursday, August 25 2016 8:48 AM EDT2016-08-25 12:48:48 GMT

    Connor Curry burst onto the scene in the seventh grade when was invited to play in the Eastbay All-American Bowl. For the past 3 years, the Evangel Christian Academy quarterback has been the leader of the Eagles high school football team.

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    Connor Curry burst onto the scene in the seventh grade when was invited to play in the Eastbay All-American Bowl. For the past 3 years, the Evangel Christian Academy quarterback has been the leader of the Eagles high school football team.

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  • Landers Athlete of the Week: Anthony Boston Jr. - August 17

    Landers Athlete of the Week: Anthony Boston Jr. - August 17

    Landers Athlete of the Week: Anthony Boston Jr. - August 17

    Wednesday, August 17 2016 7:48 PM EDT2016-08-17 23:48:54 GMT

    Arcadia's all around athlete Anthony Boston Jr. is coming off an impressive year with the Hornet basketball and football teams. Anthony's biggest fans: his family.

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    Arcadia's all around athlete Anthony Boston Jr. is coming off an impressive year with the Hornet basketball and football teams. Anthony's biggest fans: his family.

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  • Landers Athlete of the Week: Aaron Wheeler - August 10

    Landers Athlete of the Week: Aaron Wheeler - August 10

    Landers Athlete of the Week: Aaron Wheeler - August 10

    Wednesday, August 10 2016 10:37 PM EDT2016-08-11 02:37:16 GMT

    Despite no prior experience Aaron Wheeler is a quick learner. That's a theme 14 year old Aaron Wheeler's young life. He recently began his track career and finished 11th in the nation at the Junior Worlds competition.

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    Despite no prior experience Aaron Wheeler is a quick learner. That's a theme 14 year old Aaron Wheeler's young life. He recently began his track career and finished 11th in the nation at the Junior Worlds competition.

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  • Landers Athlete of the Week: Tiara Young - August 3

    Landers Athlete of the Week: Tiara Young - August 3

    Friday, August 5 2016 5:18 PM EDT2016-08-05 21:18:09 GMT
    Athlete of the Week Tiara Young (Source: KSLA News 12)Athlete of the Week Tiara Young (Source: KSLA News 12)

    Tiara Young is arguably one of the best female guards in the state of Louisiana. In 2015 she averaged 23 points and 4 assist. She was named District 1-5A MVP.

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    Tiara Young is arguably one of the best female guards in the state of Louisiana. In 2015 she averaged 23 points and 4 assist. She was named District 1-5A MVP.

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  • Landers Athlete of the Week: Kason Muscutt - July 27

    Landers Athlete of the Week: Kason Muscutt - July 27

    Landers Athlete of the Week: Kason Muscutt - July 27

    Wednesday, July 27 2016 9:45 PM EDT2016-07-28 01:45:29 GMT

    If home is where the heart is, 11 year old Kason Muscutt lives at the hockey rink.   The Ice may be cold to some people but the temperature is just right at George's Pond for 11 year old Kason Muscutt.

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    If home is where the heart is, 11 year old Kason Muscutt lives at the hockey rink.   The Ice may be cold to some people but the temperature is just right at George's Pond for 11 year old Kason Muscutt.

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  • Landers Athlete of the Week: Timothy Oliver - July 12

    Landers Athlete of the Week: Timothy Oliver - July 12

    Landers Athlete of the Week: Timothy Oliver - July 12

    Wednesday, July 13 2016 9:28 AM EDT2016-07-13 13:28:52 GMT

    The fear of the swimming can only be overcome by getting in the water. That was Timothy Oliver's story before he joined the swim school in 2008.

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    The fear of the swimming can only be overcome by getting in the water. That was Timothy Oliver's story before he joined the swim school in 2008.

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  • Landers Athlete of the Week: Zackey Hogg - July 6

    Landers Athlete of the Week: Zackey Hogg - July 6

    Wednesday, July 6 2016 11:25 PM EDT2016-07-07 03:25:38 GMT

    Zackey Hogg is a 14 year old fisherman from Haughton Louisiana.  He was pretty much raised on the water and like every young fisherman around the world, he remembers his first catch.

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    Zackey Hogg is a 14 year old fisherman from Haughton Louisiana.  He was pretty much raised on the water and like every young fisherman around the world, he remembers his first catch.

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  • Landers Athlete of the Week: Sarah Chamberlain - May 18

    Landers Athlete of the Week: Sarah Chamberlain - May 18

    Thursday, May 19 2016 12:20 AM EDT2016-05-19 04:20:28 GMT
    AOW Sarah ChamberlainAOW Sarah Chamberlain

    It's every pitchers plight on the baseball or softball diamond and it's something Calvary junior pitcher Sarah Chamberlain embraces.

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    It's every pitchers plight on the baseball or softball diamond and it's something Calvary junior pitcher Sarah Chamberlain embraces.

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  • Landers Athlete of the Week: Zikara Woodard - May 11

    Landers Athlete of the Week: Zikara Woodard - May 11

    Wednesday, May 11 2016 7:59 PM EDT2016-05-11 23:59:10 GMT
    Wednesday, May 11 2016 9:51 PM EDT2016-05-12 01:51:00 GMT

    Most of us see rollerskating as just a fun hobby. It might be something you do on a Saturday night, but not for Queensborough Elementary student Zikara Woodard.

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    Most of us see rollerskating as just a fun hobby. It might be something you do on a Saturday night, but not for Queensborough Elementary student Zikara Woodard.

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  • Landers Athlete of the Week: Xavier Venious-May 4

    Landers Athlete of the Week: Xavier Venious-May 4

    Wednesday, May 4 2016 5:08 PM EDT2016-05-04 21:08:46 GMT
    Wednesday, May 4 2016 5:08 PM EDT2016-05-04 21:08:46 GMT

    Sometimes in life we just have to play the cards we're dealt. Bossier sophomore Xavier Venious wasn't necessarily dealt a great hand but he's not far from turning that hand into a winner

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    Sometimes in life we just have to play the cards we're dealt. Bossier sophomore Xavier Venious wasn't necessarily dealt a great hand but he's not far from turning that hand into a winner

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  • Landers Athlete of the Week: Andre Edwards-April 27

    Landers Athlete of the Week: Andre Edwards-April 27

    Wednesday, April 27 2016 6:49 PM EDT2016-04-27 22:49:40 GMT
    Wednesday, April 27 2016 10:51 PM EDT2016-04-28 02:51:06 GMT

    There's usually no I in team. But, sometimes that's not always the case.  Southwood sophomore Andre Edwards is very much a team player but in a slightly different way.

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    There's usually no I in team. But, sometimes that's not always the case.  Southwood sophomore Andre Edwards is very much a team player but in a slightly different way.

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  • Landers Athlete of the Week: Robert Williams- April 13

    Landers Athlete of the Week: Robert Williams- April 13

    Wednesday, April 13 2016 6:01 PM EDT2016-04-13 22:01:32 GMT
    Wednesday, April 13 2016 6:01 PM EDT2016-04-13 22:01:33 GMT
    AOW Robert WilliamsAOW Robert Williams

    It's easy to see why ESPN ranks North Caddo's Robert Williams as the best player in the state of Louisiana. 

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    It's easy to see why ESPN ranks North Caddo's Robert Williams as the best player in the state of Louisiana. 

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  • Landers Athlete of the Week: Travious Fielding-April 20

    Landers Athlete of the Week: Travious Fielding-April 20

    Wednesday, April 20 2016 10:05 PM EDT2016-04-21 02:05:39 GMT
    Wednesday, April 20 2016 10:05 PM EDT2016-04-21 02:05:39 GMT

    Arcadia point guard Travious Fielding said he was going to bring the first state title ever back to Arcadia.

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    Arcadia point guard Travious Fielding said he was going to bring the first state title ever back to Arcadia.

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  • Landers Athlete of the Week: Brandy Harris- April 6

    Landers Athlete of the Week: Brandy Harris- April 6

    Wednesday, April 6 2016 7:44 PM EDT2016-04-06 23:44:21 GMT
    Wednesday, April 6 2016 7:52 PM EDT2016-04-06 23:52:38 GMT

    When you first meet Benton senior basketball star Brandy Harris. You'll notice a nice and quiet young lady but don't let her fool you. 

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    When you first meet Benton senior basketball star Brandy Harris. You'll notice a nice and quiet young lady but don't let her fool you. 

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  • Landers Athlete of the Week: Sommer Laliberte- March 30

    Landers Athlete of the Week: Sommer Laliberte- March 30

    Wednesday, March 30 2016 6:23 PM EDT2016-03-30 22:23:24 GMT
    Wednesday, March 30 2016 6:23 PM EDT2016-03-30 22:23:24 GMT
    AOW Summer LaliberteAOW Summer Laliberte

    As summer approaches, Lakeside captain cheerleader Sommer Laliberte is wondering what her new life will be like beyond high school. But, what she does know is what she's learned over the past 4 years and the people closest to her have prepared her for whatever the future has in store. 

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    As summer approaches, Lakeside captain cheerleader Sommer Laliberte is wondering what her new life will be like beyond high school. But, what she does know is what she's learned over the past 4 years and the people closest to her have prepared her for whatever the future has in store. 

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  • Landers Athlete of the Week: Tyler McComic - July 20

    Landers Athlete of the Week: Tyler McComic - July 20

    Saturday, February 4 2017 10:07 PM EST2017-02-05 03:07:42 GMT

    This 16-year old does not let limitations exist.  “My motto is limitations only exist if you let them,” said Tyler McComic.

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    This 16-year old does not let limitations exist.  “My motto is limitations only exist if you let them,” said Tyler McComic.

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  • Landers Athlete of the Week: Cam Haller - June 29

    Landers Athlete of the Week: Cam Haller - June 29

    Saturday, February 4 2017 10:07 PM EST2017-02-05 03:07:41 GMT

    Marshall’s Cam Haller will tell you he’s not much of a talker but his game speaks for itself. 

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    Marshall’s Cam Haller will tell you he’s not much of a talker but his game speaks for itself. 

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  • Landers Athlete of the Week: Philip Barbaree Jr. - June 2

    Landers Athlete of the Week: Philip Barbaree Jr. - June 2

    Saturday, February 4 2017 10:07 PM EST2017-02-05 03:07:41 GMT

    18-year old Philip Barbaree Junior, or PBJ for short, is coming off his first-ever PGA Tour event. 

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    18-year old Philip Barbaree Junior, or PBJ for short, is coming off his first-ever PGA Tour event. 

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  • Landers Athlete of the Week: Alex Rivers - June 15

    Landers Athlete of the Week: Alex Rivers - June 15

    Saturday, February 4 2017 10:07 PM EST2017-02-05 03:07:40 GMT

    In Converse, Louisiana you'll find 12-year old Alex Rivers working on his shot. Rivers is a back to back free throw champion and he has just one arm. 

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    In Converse, Louisiana you'll find 12-year old Alex Rivers working on his shot. Rivers is a back to back free throw champion and he has just one arm. 

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  • Landers Athlete of the Week: Kavarea Applewhite - June 1st

    Landers Athlete of the Week: Kavarea Applewhite - June 1st

    Saturday, February 4 2017 10:07 PM EST2017-02-05 03:07:39 GMT

    Staying on track, staying in your lane and finishing what you start are aspects all of us can relate to in life’s journey. Huntington’s Kavarea Applewhite admits staying on track isn’t easy. But for Applewhite, his discipline and dedication on the track is what separates him from others his age. 

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    Staying on track, staying in your lane and finishing what you start are aspects all of us can relate to in life’s journey. Huntington’s Kavarea Applewhite admits staying on track isn’t easy. But for Applewhite, his discipline and dedication on the track is what separates him from others his age. 

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  • Landers Athlete of the Week: Deuce Caston - May 25th

    Landers Athlete of the Week: Deuce Caston - May 25th

    Saturday, February 4 2017 10:07 PM EST2017-02-05 03:07:39 GMT

    For former Byrd Quarterback, Deuce Caston, throwing a football isn't even the cleanest part about his story. 

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    For former Byrd Quarterback, Deuce Caston, throwing a football isn't even the cleanest part about his story. 

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