Sports Briefs

Published 11:30 am Friday, August 3, 2018

Franklinton Youth Football and Cheer Association signups

The Franklinton Youth Football and Cheer Association registration dates have passed, but you can still sign up by calling Roger Barber at 985-205-4543.

Signups for both activities are for ages 4-12.

The cost is $65 per participant and $55 for other family members.

First-year players need to bring a birth certificate.


Youth fishing tournament

Bogue Chitto State Park is the site for a youth fishing tournament on Saturday, Aug. 4.

Registration begins at 8 a.m. and the fishing takes place from 8:30 a.m. until 11:30 a.m.

The competition is open to children 17 and under for a $10 donation.

Park entries apply to all park patrons at $3 per person.

Capt. Eric Dumas of Living a Dream Guide Service, Capt. Justin Shaw of Saltwater Safari, Capt. Devin Denham of Louisiana Fishing Blog and Capt. Randy Young will all be on hand to offer assistance to the youth.

Prizes will be awarded for the largest fish, smallest fish and most fish in each age group.

Lunch will be provided for all participants and awards will be given out at noon. Additional lunches can be purchased.

There is a free prize drawing for all participants as well as raffles.

Participants bring their own equipment and bait. Non-motorized boards and kayaks are allowed.
All children must be accompanied by a responsible adult.

Demonstration and games follow the awards luncheon.

For more information, call Karla Dargis at 504-487-1120.


Meet the Jacks

Bogalusa is holding Meet the Jacks on Wednesday, Aug. 15 in the school’s library.

The event is free and is open to the public. It begins at 6 p.m.


Meet the Raiders

Pine is holding Meet the Raiders on Monday, Aug. 20 at 6 p.m.

The event takes place at the school’s football stadium and the cost is $3 to enter that helps benefit the football team.

Fans will have the opportunity to meet the junior high and high school’s football, dance and cheer teams.


YMCA Golf Classic takes place in August

The 14th annual YMCA Golf Classic is taking place on Saturday, Aug. 25 at the Bogalusa Country Club.

This is the YMCA’s main fundraiser of the year.

The two-person scramble costs $100 per golfer. The fee includes cart, green fees, mulligans and lunch.

Carts are limited, so golfers are asked to bring a cart if they have one.

On tournament day, registration begins at 10 a.m. with lunch set for 11 a.m. and the tournament gets under way at noon.

You can drop off early registration at the YMCA, which is located at 411 Avenue B in Bogalusa.

For more information, call YMCA Program Director Toni St. Philip at 985-732-3741 or email her at


Saints tickets raffle

The Bogalusa Chamber of Commerce is holding its annual fundraiser raffle for a Saints tickets package.

It costs $25 for a chance to win the prize package for two, valued at $5,700. It includes two passes for the 2018 regular season — two club seats with inside parking next to the Superdome. The seats are in Section 315, Row 17, Seats 19-20. The winner does not have to be present. The drawing will be in August before the first home preseason game.

Tickets can be bought at Yoyo’s on Louisiana Avenue, Delta Printing, Lewis Law Office, Citizens Savings Bank, Resource Bank, Hancock/Whitney Bank, Zellco, Bill McGehee Insurance, Maria’s, Bino’s, Schultz Physical Therapy, Nielsen’s Pharmacy and Our Lady of Angels Hospital.

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


USM Camps

University of Southern Mississippi’s baseball program will hold one more camp this summer — the third annual Father-Son Camp.

The Father/Son camp is open to kindergarten through eighth graders and will provide an outstanding bonding opportunity for the parent and child while also learning the game of baseball and developing an understanding of key fundamentals in maximizing their child’s full potential. Teaching areas will include pitching, hitting, catching, infield and outfield play. The goal of this one-day camp is to provide answers and training solutions to the questions that are most often asked by today’s fathers and youth league players. The camp takes place Aug. 25 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., with check-in at 12:15 p.m. The cost is $100 for both child and parent and an additional $25 for each additional child. The fee includes a free t-shirt for all campers.

For any questions or advanced information, contact Southern Miss assistant coach B.A. Vollmuth at 601-266-6542 or email