Sports Briefs

Published 3:38 pm Friday, May 17, 2019

Franklinton Sports Camp

Franklinton High School is hosting a sports camp May 28-31 from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. each day for boys ages 6-14.

The sports will be football, baseball and basketball.

Participates will be coached by Franklinton coaches and student athletes.

Pre-registration costs $60 per participant. That ends May 23. After that, the cost is $75. Walkups are welcome.

For more information, email, join the FHS football fan page on Facebook or you can text or call Franklinton football coach Jonathan Barber at 985-244-0508.


Share the Rock Basketball Camp

The Share the Rock Basketball Camp is taking place at the Bogalusa YMCA on Avenue B from June 3-5.

The clinic runs from 8 a.m. until noon each day.

The cost is $30 per child and is open to boys and girls ages 10-14.

For more information, call Derek Dantin at 985-516-2314.


Franklinton football fundraiser

Franklinton High School’s Football Team is holding a mattress fundraiser May 25 from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m.

The team is selling mattresses in the school’s gym at discounted prices.

For more information, visit the FHS Football Fan Page on Facebook.


Franklinton softball camp

Franklinton High School’s is hosting a Total Skills Softball Camp May 28-30 for ages 5-14 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Fundamentals of all areas of the game will be emphasized through drills and team play. Participants will be placed into groups according to their ages and abilities.

Campers are asked to bring softball pants or shorts, a T-shirt, sun visor or cap, cleats, glove, their favorite bat and sunscreen.

Lunch will be provided, the concession stand will be open after lunch for purchase of snacks and drinks and each camper will receiver a camp T-shirt.

The cost is $75 for all-day campers and $50 for morning campers. Morning campers go from 8 a.m. until noon.

For more information, call Franklinton coach Leslie McGhee at 985-516-0224 or email her at


Lewis V. Murray Memorial Golf Tournament rescheduled

The inaugural Lewis V. Murray Memorial Golf Tournament has been rescheduled because of weather.

The tournament, which was scheduled for Saturday, May 11, is now taking place on Saturday, June 15.

The tournament helps benefit the Bogalusa High School football team.

The two-person scramble costs $200 per team.

Registration for the competition gets under way at 7:30 a.m. and the event gets under way at 8 a.m.

Lunch will be provided.

Sponsorship packages are between $100 and $500.

For more information or to sign up for the tournament, call Bogalusa coach Adam Brumfield at 601-818-4606.


Legends All-Pro Football Camp

The 2019 Legends All-Pro Football Camp takes place on Thursday, June 13 at Lewis V. Murray Jr. Stadium on the campus of Bogalusa High School.

The 16th annual clinic runs from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m.

This year’s feature coach is former Franklinton High School quarterback and LSU running back Terrence Magee, who played for the Memphis Express of the Alliance of American Football League.

Several other coaches include former NFL player, former NFL Scout and current Bogalusa assistant football coach Bruce Plummer, who is the camp director.

The rest of the coaches are Bogalusa head football coach Adam Brumfield and former NFL players Robert Smith and Sean Smith.

Registration is free.

For more information, call Plummer at 404-606-2359, Janola Walker Jr. at 985-516-3433, Ken Martin at 985-750-2343, Robert Smith at 713-594-0702 or Debra Plummer at 985-735-1303.


SWA Camp

The 13th annual Sports Work Academy Basketball Camp takes place on Saturday, June 15 at the Bogalusa YMCA on Avenue B, beginning at 9 a.m.

Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. the day of the camp and costs $20.

The camp is run by co-Camp Directors Michael Galloway and Nikita Wilson.

Galloway, who is 1985 Bogalusa High School graduate and a Dillard University graduate, was a District 8-3A All-District point guard for the Lumberjacks.

Wilson went to LSU and is a former McDonald’s All-American basketball player and was drafted by the Portland Trailblazers in 1987.

The rest of the coaches are Murrell Galloway, Terrence Jones, Ereyanna Magee and Johnny Magee II.

Galloway is a 1981 Bogalusa High School graduate and former All-District 7-4A performer with the Lumberjacks.

Jones, who played football, was inducted into the Greater New Orleans Sports Hall of Fame in 2001. He was drafted by the then San Diego Chargers in 1989 and played in the Senior Bowl that year.

Ereyanna Magee is a senior forward at William Carey University and was an all-district player at Oak Grove High School.

Johnny Magee II was an all-district football and basketball player at Oak Grove and signed with Jones Community College for the upcoming season.

For pre-registration or more information on the clinic, call Michael Galloway at 678-458-3326.


Milltown Classic

The 23rd annual Milltown Classic takes place Saturday, June 29 at Cassidy Park.

Check-in and raceday registration for the run/walk 5K race begins at 6 a.m. and the race gets under way at 7 p.m.

Those who are preregistered by June 24 pay $20. Raceday signups are $25 and children under 12 are $7.

Awards are for each 10-year age group and each participant gets a T-shirt.

For more information, visit the Facebook page, ‘Rotary Club of Bogalusa.’

Preregistration will be available on soon.

If you are interested in sponsoring the event, contact a Rotarian.

For more information, call Brad Lewis at 985-735-9003.


Bogalusa Heat looking for sponsors

The Bogalusa Heat, which is a travel baseball team, is looking for sponsors.

Sponsors that give $100 will have their name on a banner that will be brought to games and will hang on a fence.

Donations are also welcome.

Those interested can contact Heat coach Earl Manning at 985-750-2927.


Washington Parish Golf League

The Washington Parish Golf League takes place this summer at the Franklinton Country Club.

The league is open to any Washington Parish resident who is between 10 and 18 years of age.

The league features four tournaments. They take place June 3 and 17 and July 8 and 22.

Awards will be given to the top three from each age following the tournaments.

There will be an overall award, following the final tournament. Golfers will receive points based on where they finish in each tournament and that goes toward the overall award. The overall award is not based on age.

The league has three age groups, 10-12, 13-14 and 15-18, and they will play a different number of holes.

The 10-12s play five holes while 13-14s compete on nine holes and 15-18s are going all 18.

The cost is $10 to $20 per tournament per child depending on their age and that includes their range balls.

For more information about the league, call League Director coach Aaron Lott, who is Bowling Green School’s golf coach, at 601-329-9002.