Sports Briefs

Published 8:40 am Thursday, December 24, 2020

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Louisiana Mercury practice

The Louisiana Mercury 2020-21 16U AAU Tryouts have been complete, but practice begins on Jan. 16 at 11 a.m. at Varnado High School. All players interested in joining are welcome to come to the practice even if they did not tryout. The team has four spots available. The team will travel in state and out of state from March through July. If you are interested or for more information, call Varnado boys basketball coach D.W. Trosclair at 985-991-6133.

Dogwood Dash 5K to benefit Christmas in the Park

The Dogwood Dash 5K and Fun Run benefiting Christmas in the Park will be held March 20 at Cassidy Park. Early bird registration is $25 for the 5K and includes a T-shirt. After Feb. 1, the cost goes up to $30 and T-shirts are then first come, first served basis. The 1-mile Fun Run registration is $15 and includes a T-shirt if registered by Feb. 1. Register at or visit Also, look for the event page on Facebook at Contact Tammy Sheridan at 985-705-9784 or for more information.

Franklinton Soccer Club registration

Membership for 2021 season at the Franklinton Soccer Club is open and will include participation in both the spring and fall seasons. Information can be found on the soccer club’s Facebook page and website at You can find the Facebook page by searching Franklinton Soccer Club. The spring season will take place from March 1 through May 1. The club plays at the Atoka Recreation Complex on Hwy. 25. It is located two miles from the entrance to the Washington Parish Fairgrounds.

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