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Louisiana fumbles Mayor’s Cup game

Posted on August 27, 2014 at 3:23 pm

The Louisiana Bulldogs opened their 2014 football season at home against Bowling Green Friday, Aug. 22 with a 61-yard kickoff return by Cody Brown. It was a hopeful sign of things to come. But the Bulldogs fumbled the ball  one minute into the game, the Bobcats scored immediately on a 69-yard long bomb, and the 47-14 Bowling Green rout was on. “I was very disappointed, we didn’t play well at

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  • Slow pitch softball season concludes

    Posted on August 12, 2014 at 3:26 pm

    Twin Pike Family YMCA Co-ed Slow pitch Softball wrapped up July 20. Nine teams participated in the league with more than 110 individuals playing over the course of the season. Teams playing were Bad New Players, captain Adrian Hendricks; Unda Da Sea, captain Ariel Dorsey; Don’t Stop Believin’, captain Kelsey Henderson; Fred’s Auto, captains Lynn and Rich Wilkinson; Down and Dirty, captain Kenneth Smith; Team Judy, captains April and Mark Fronick; Batman Returns, captains Brenna Smith and Scott Parrish; Prez Eisenhower, captain Jennifer Eisenhower; and Backstreet’s Back, captain Mike Rieck.
Pictured is the first place team Backstreet’s Back. Back row left to right are Nick Lower, Daneal Wommack, Jen Grote, Justin Wommack and Greg Pitzer. Front row left to right are Anna Lower, Kelly Orf, Jacquiline Turner, Macey Black and Mike Rieck.

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  • Jenkins’ team captures chamber tournament

    Posted on August 6, 2014 at 8:45 am

    Amber Shafer of the Bank of Louisiana team putts during the tournament on Friday, Aug. 1.

    The inaugural Louisiana Chamber of Commerce Golf Tournament played Friday, Aug. 1 was won by the Shelter Insurance team. Team members  Tim Jenkins, Brett Branstetter and D.J. Koester dodged raindrops and won the trophy at the Pike County Country Club. Taking second place was Team Wallace. Team members were Tommy Wallace Jr., Ed Woods and Leroy Perkins. Team Henderson captured third place with members Kelly Henderson,Robert Branstetter and Randell Borrowman.

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  • Louisiana Chamber of Commerce to host golf tournament

    Posted on July 16, 2014 at 8:18 am

    The inaugural Louisiana Chamber of Commerce Golf Tournament will be held Aug. 1. Sponsors and players are needed. The tournament will be held at the Pike County Country Club with a shotgun start at 11 a.m. Businesses or individuals can sponsor individual holes for $100 or one of the contests within the tournament for $150. Each sponsor will have a sign located at its respective sponsorship location. Pre-registration is recommended

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  • Annual golf scramble planned

    Posted on July 8, 2014 at 3:34 pm

    Kids In Motion will be having the 7th Annual KIM Golf Scramble Saturday, July 12. This event is sponsored and hosted by McDonald’s and Norwood’s Golf Club. Registration and lunch will be from 11:30 a.m.-12:45p.m. Tee time is set for 1 p.m. Teams will include four people which may consist of men, women, or any combination. The entry fee is $55 per golfer and cash prizes are being awarded. Prizes

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  • Martin signs with MacMurray

    Posted on July 2, 2014 at 1:15 pm

    Recent Louisiana High School graduate Zach Martin will continue his football career this fall at MacMurray College in Jacksonville, Ill.

    Zach Martin plans to continue his career as a student-athlete while studying physical education at MacMurray College next fall. The Louisiana High School Class of 2014 graduate recently signed on to play football at the Jacksonville, Ill. college. “I’m excited to go over there and get to work,” Martin said Friday, June 27. Martin played football for four years for the Louisiana Bulldogs at wide receiver and safety. He was

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  • Bulldogs Coach Purdum’s son snaps his way into fifth NFL season

    Posted on June 25, 2014 at 10:11 am

    Tanner Purdum can look up when long snapping for punts in the NFL and moves in a quick backward shuffle to block.

    Tanner Purdum long snaps a football so fast you can literally hear it zipping by. The offensive special teams center for the New York Jets was in Louisiana on Monday, June 23, working out with his dad, Louisiana Head Football Coach Greg Purdum. When Tanner demonstrated his long hikes to a small group on the Bulldogs football field, his dad emulated a punter. He took his rings off before he

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  • Green earns MVP at state all-star game

    Posted on June 18, 2014 at 3:01 pm

    Dustin Green, who just graduated from Louisiana High School, played third base and pitched in the seniors all-star game.

    Former Louisiana Bulldog baseball player Dustin Green was named the most valuable player at a recent state all-star game. Green and Louisiana teammate Austin Baker played for the east squad in the Missouri High School Baseball Coaches Association Senior All-Star Game on Saturday, June 14 at Lindenwood University in St. Charles. One of the coaches for the east squad was former Bulldog B.J. Adams, who played on the first Louisiana

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  • PCMH golf tourney funds youth care, Bank of Louisiana team comes in first

    Posted on June 11, 2014 at 11:43 am

    The winning Bank of Louisiana team was: from left, Tonya Sheppard, Amber Schafer, Larry Chamberlain and Don Thompson.

    Louisiana-sponsored teams dominated the competition at the Pike County Memorial Hospital Foundation’s 18th Annual “Tee Off Fore Tots” Golf Tournament on Friday, June 6, at Eagle’s Bluff Golf Course in Clarksville. The Bank of Louisiana team came in first place in the tourney that raised more than $17,500 for the PCMH foundation. Team members were  Tonya Sheppard, Amber Schafer, Larry Chamberlain and Don Thompson. Second place went to the combined

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