Sports briefs

Published 12:05 pm Monday, May 11, 2015

Bogalusa spring game

Bogalusa High School’s football team is holding its spring game May 15 at 4 p.m. at Lewis V. Murray Jr. Stadium. Bogalusa will be playing against Mentorship Academy and South Plaquemine.

Several former NFL players will be at the game, including George Rogers, Dalton Hilliard, Ricky Jackson and Hugh Green.

Tickets are $5, and Bogalusa City Schools’ students with ID will get in for $3.

Bogalusa High School spring awards ceremony

The Bogalusa High School spring sports awards ceremony will be taking place Wednesday in the J.L. Bickham Auditorium on Bogalusa High School’s campus.

The sports being recognized are softball, track and basketball.

The event begins at 5:30 p.m.

Admission is free and it is open to the public.

Franklinton track and field fundraiser

Franklinton’s High School’s track and field team is holding its second annual Barbeque Competition to help raise funds for the squad.

The event is May 16 at the Washington Parish Fair Grounds by the front stage.

The competition begins that morning, and teams have to have their barbeque turned in by 5 p.m.

The event features three categories, chicken, ribs (baby back or spare) and pork shoulder.

Teams do not have to compete in all three categories, but will need to in order to win the grand prize.

The entry fee is $50 and participants need at least 15 servings of smoked meat by their team.

Barbeque plates will be sold for $10 between approximately 4:30 p.m. and 6 p.m. They will contain two meats from the barbeque teams, a side, roll and a drink.

Participants can also enter an additional appetizer category for an entry cost of $20.

The event will also features raffle.

They will be raffling off a Yeti 20-quart cooler at 5 p.m. Tickets are $5 and will be available for purchase at the event.

For more information, call coach Blake Wilson at 985-839-6781 or email him at

Milltown Race

The 19th Milltown Race takes place May 30 in Cassidy Park to benefit the service projects of the Bogalusa Rotary Club.

The 5K run/walk road race starts at 8 a.m. Those preregistered by May 27 pay $10, and raceday signups cost $15. The fee for children under 12 is $7.

Check in and raceday registration begins at 6:30 a.m.

Each participant receives a T-shirt.

For more information, call 985-735-9003.

Legends All-Pro Football Camp

The 13th annual Legends All-Pro Football Camp takes place June 18 at Lewis V. Murray Jr. Stadium.

The clinic runs from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m.

The camp teaches the basic skills of football along with life lessons.

Former Atlanta Falcons’ scout, and current Bogalusa assistant football coach Bruce Plummer, who is the camp director, is in the process of getting coaches for the clinic.

Plummer, a 1983 Bogalusa High School graduate, said former Franklinton High School, and Mississippi State University running back Josh Robinson, who is from Bogalusa, will be one of the coaches.

Plummer said the Bogalusa High School football coaching staff will be there along with Greg Greely, Robert “Big Bird” Smith, Kenneth McSwain, Mississippi Valley State offensive coordinator Ray Caldwell and former Dallas Cowboy John Carter.

For more information, call Plummer 404-606-2359, Janola Walker Jr. 516-3433, Ken Martin 750-2343 or Debra Plummer 735-1303. You can also email

SWA Camp

The ninth annual Sports Work Academy Basketball Camp takes place June 20 at the Bogalusa YMCA on Avenue B.

Boys and girls ages 6-18 are eligible to participate.

The cost is $20, and the camp runs from 8:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m.

For more information, call Michael Galloway at 678-458-3326 or visit

Saints Raffle

The Bogalusa Chamber of Commerce seventh annual Saints Raffle Tickets are available for purchase.

The tickets cost $25 apiece and only 500 will be sold.

The tickets are for two club level season tickets, for home games only, in section 315, row 17, seats 19-20. It also includes inside parking.

The tickets do not include playoff games.

The drawing takes place in July, and you do not need to be present to win.

For more information, call 985-735-5731 or email

Car-Bike Show

Mudbugs in Slidell is hosting a Car-Bike Show May 17 from 11 a.m. until 5 p.m. to help benefit the Robbie Aucoin “Riding 4 Remission” Fund.

Aucoin is a 43-year old, who was diagnosed with stage four bladder cancer Jan. 2.

The cost to enter a car or bike is $25.

There is no fee for fans to enter.

The event features food, live music, raffles, a silent auction and more.

For more information, call event coordinator Karen Morehouse at 985-768-2084 or email

You can also call spokespeople Wendy or Kristen at 985-649-7534.