Sports Briefs

Published 1:25 pm Friday, November 15, 2019

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Final day to register for the Bogalusa Youth Basketball League

Saturday, Nov. 9 is the final day to sign up for the Bogalusa Youth Basketball League.

Registration takes place from 9 a.m. until noon at the Bogalusa YMCA.

Derek Dantin, who is Ben’s Ford Christian School’s athletic director and assistant girls basketball coach, is the league director.

Helping out with the league are Mike Keen, Ken Martin and Landon Tims.

Keen is a fireman, he is on the YMCA Board and is a coach at Annunciation Catholic School.

Martin is a former longtime basketball coach at Bogalusa and served as athletic director for the Lumberjacks.

Tims is the head boys basketball coach at Ben’s Ford Christian School and City Parks and Recreation Director in Bogalusa.

The league is open for boys and girls ages 4-12. There are three age groups — 4-6, 7-9 and 10-12.

Games begin Dec. 7 and take place on Saturdays.

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


Franklinton Youth Soccer Association registration

The Franklinton Youth Soccer Association is holding sign ups for spring soccer.

There are several days for participants to register.

Sign ups take place on Saturdays, Nov. 16, 23 and 30 at Franklinton Junior High School’s library from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m.

Only new players need to bring their birth certificate for verification.

Children 3-18 are eligible to play and it is $65 per child. The registration fee includes the uniform.

Games are from Feb. 1, 2020 through March 28.

For more information, visit their Facebook page at Franklinton Youth Soccer Association.


Franklinton Soccer Club welcomes players from all over the parish

The Franklinton Soccer Club was established this year and is open to anyone above the age of 3.

The goals are teaching soccer skills and tactics, providing a safe, fun environment to learn and play soccer, and to foster sportsmanship and teamwork among soccer players. They are the only Louisiana state-affiliated soccer organization in Washington Parish.

The club will have two seasons each year with the first running from March 1, 2020 through May 2, 2020.

Franklinton Soccer Club is not a travel team. They will play and practice locally with a few exceptions. The goal is to give each team above the 10-year old age group the opportunity to play teams outside Franklinton two times each season. The other teams are fellow LSA members. They also would like to give each team above the age of 10 the opportunity to play in a tournament at the end of each season. The tournaments would involve other LSA teams and would be in Hammond, Covington or Baton Rouge.

For more information, visit or the Facebook page at Franklinton Soccer Club.