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Louisiana’s Hank Calvin slid in safe on this play with Clopton infielder Jordan Williams applying the tag.

Clopton comes from behind to beat Bulldogs in 7-6 thriller

Posted on May 5, 2015 at 3:50 pm

The Clopton Hawks looked like they were going to lose their second game in a row at home against the Louisiana Bulldogs on Friday, May 1. But Clopton battled back in the late innings for a 7-6 win in an error-laden game. Clopton had five defensive miscues and Louisiana had four. Louisiana broke out to a 5-0 lead in the second inning. Both teams scored in the fourth to increase

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  • Louisiana baseball team wins pair, improves to 8-6

    Posted on May 2, 2015 at 9:18 am

    Zach Richardson lays down a perfect bunt that got the runner over in Louisiana’s big second inning against Mark Twain.

    The Louisiana Bulldogs grabbed two victories last week and are back on the winning track The Bulldogs are now 8-6 on the season. Louisiana-10 Mark Twain-2 The Bulldogs balanced strong pitching with timely hitting in an easy win at home against the Tigers on Friday, April 24. Louisiana scored one run in the first inning and four more in the second to make it 5-0. Mark Twain came back with

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  • VanHooser signs to play at Lindenwood

    Posted on April 30, 2015 at 10:14 am


    Kaitlyn VanHooser has signed to play softball at Lindenwood University in St. Charles. VanHooser was the star pitcher for Louisiana the past few seasons and signed a four-year commitment to the school. For the full story, see the May 5 edition of the Louisiana Press-Journal.

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  • Clopton track team performs well at Montgomery

    Posted on April 29, 2015 at 11:16 am

    Freshman Will Reuther ran the mile at the Montgomery Invitational on April 20 in inclement weather.

    The Clopton track girls team competed as a team and the boys as individuals at the Montgomery County Invitational on  Monday April 20. The girls came in last out of 12 teams, scoring five points. Montgomery County won the meet with 137 points Senior Katie Klopcic was eighth in the 100 meters with a time of 14.51 seconds. Junior Jaime Denslow came in 10th at 14.88. Denslow also came in

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  • Hawks continue to soar undefeated

    Posted on April 21, 2015 at 3:49 pm

    Kevin Hammett slides into home plate with a run during the Hawks big first inning against Montgomery County.

    The Clopton Hawks were 7-0 after three wins last week bolstered by good pitching and timely hitting. Clopton-13 Elsberry-3 The Hawks only had to go five innings before invoking the 10-run rule with the home victory on Monday, April 20. Clopton was leading 3-1 at the end of the first inning and then erupted with five runs in the second inning and five more in the third inning. Elsberry had

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  • Louisiana baseball team record goes to 6-4 on year

    Posted on April 14, 2015 at 4:04 pm

    The Louisiana Bulldogs lost two games and won one last week to move their season record to 6-4. A loss to Clopton is in an accompanying story. Elsberry-7 Louisiana-4 The Bulldogs lost at home to the Indians on Monday, April 13. Elsberry scored one run in the third inning and two more in the fourth to make it 3-0. The Indians scored once in the fourth inning, twice in the

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  • Bulldog golfers second at Louisiana tourney

    Posted on April 8, 2015 at 10:40 am

    The Louisiana High School (LHS) Bulldogs golf team came in second place at the LHS Bulldog Quad on Wednesday, April 1 at the Pike County Country Club. Palmyra came in first with a collective score of 171 strokes. Louisiana had 184 strokes, followed by Bowling Green with 230 and Van-Far with 243. Noah Wilson was the individual tournament winner with a 39. Louisiana senior Dallas Castagna was second with a

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  • Bulldogs end busy opening week at 3-2

    Posted on April 1, 2015 at 11:13 am

    Pitcher Hank Calvin had a strong outing but Louisiana’s defense let him down.

    The Louisiana Bulldogs squeezed five games in last week between storms to start the season and are now 3-2 on the year. “It’s been a rough stretch, but our defense is getting better and the offense is starting to come along,” said Louisiana Head Baseball Coach Ryan Griffin. “We’re trying to find that perfect lineup.” Louisiana-14 Wellsville-4 The Bulldogs invoked the 10-run rule after six innings and cruised to a

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  • Clopton wins first game, beating Winfield 3-2

    Posted on March 24, 2015 at 4:48 pm

    Clopton’s Josh Miller (15) tagged the runner out on this rundown between third base and home, preventing a run that could have changed the face of the game.

    The Clopton Hawks decided to start their season a day early at home to dodge a coming storm and won a 3-2 pitching duel against the Winfield Warriors on Monday, March 23. Clopton and Winfield both scored two runs in the second inning. The Hawks managed to scratch out a run in the fifth inning, which held up as the winning tally. Clopton senior right fielder Vince Hollocher made a

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