Sports Briefs

Published 1:17 pm Friday, January 29, 2021

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Kelly’s Youth Training Center grand opening, registration takes place Saturday

Kelly’s Youth Training Center is holding its grand opening on Saturday, Jan. 30. This will also be an opportunity to register to be a member. Signups will start at 8 a.m. and the grand opening is at 9 a.m. The training center, which is located at 26556 Highway 21 in Angie, is a boxing and strength training facility. The cost is $15 a month for an individual. Families of four can sign up for $50 a month and $10 per additional family member in the same household.

A boxing membership is $40 per month for a family of four and $20 per additional family member of the same household.

The center invites all adults and children to get active together.

Following the grand opening on Saturday, there will be youth boys and girls youth boxing.

For more information, call the center’s owner/trainer Howard Kelly at 225-337-1615.

Louisiana Mercury practice
The Louisiana Mercury 2020-21 16U AAU Tryouts have been complete, but practice continues on Feb. 6 from 1 p.m. until 3 p.m. at Varnado High School.
All players interested in joining are welcome to come to the practice.
The team has three 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
The Franklinton Soccer Club in-person signups have concluded, but the group is always accepting new members.
Membership is paid annually.
The Franklinton Soccer Club has a spring and a fall season.
The spring season will begin on March 1 and go through May 1.
The goal of the club is to develop the skills of each player to his or her potential by focusing on small sided games and individual ball control.
The club plays at the Atoka Recreation Complex on Hwy. 25. It is located two miles from the entrance to the Washington Parish Fairgrounds. This year, FSC is planning to play teams from neighboring clubs.
More 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.

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