4-Star General nomination announced for Global Strike Command
Gov. Jindal releases executive budget
UPDATE: Bossier Schools address ‘snow day’ school closures
Teenager injured in Bossier City shooting
Boys basketball: Bossier Parish teams go 3-0 in first round of playoffs
Regions Archery Tournament set for this weekend at Cypress Black Bayou
Boys basketball: Cope clinches share of 8th-grade title; Cougars, Mustangs share 7th-grade lead
Photo gallery: Rusheon vs. Cope eighth-grade boys basketball
Obituary: Deacon Johnny “Big” Brown
Obituary: Karen Sue Meunier Gaines
Obituary: Mickey Pellegrin
Obituary: James Durwood “Dub” Pierce
Opinion: The details matter
Opinion: How to fix failure of new hotel/motel tax vote
Joe Ferguson was first local high school QB to throw a lot of passes
August 9, 2013
Jerry Byrd Before Joe Ferguson’s junior and senior seasons at Woodlawn High in 1967 and 1968, no local high school quarterback had thrown a lot...
Youth teams represent city, parish well
August 9, 2013
Russell Hedges With losses by the Bossier Nationals and the Bossier 13s All-Stars Tuesday, another Bossier Parish All-Star season is in the books. And it’s one...
Bradshaw, Walker made Louisiana history in the javelin throw
August 7, 2013
Jerry Byrd In April of 1966, Terry Bradshaw of Shreveport’s Woodlawn High broke the national record in the javelin throw four weeks in a row. It...
Kenny Whitaker was a state champ, but I remember when he was last
August 2, 2013
Jerry Byrd Back in the 1960s, when I was directing Shreveport Swim Club workouts at the downtown YMCA pool during the school year and old...
No Heisman Trophy, but ‘Red’ Cagle was state’s first superstar
July 31, 2013
By Jerry Byrd He didn’t win the Heisman Trophy, as John David Crow of Springhill and Billy Cannon of Istrouma (Baton Rouge) would do many...
Evangel’s 1993 state title was first by a local team since 1977 Haughton Bucs
July 26, 2013
By Jerry Byrd When Evangel Christian Academy won its first state football championship in 1993, it was the first football title for any local school...
Remembering the days of old, and a legendary football coach
July 22, 2013
By Jerry Byrd The last time I saw Eddie Robinson, we were attending Collie Nicholson’s 83rd birthday party at Shreveport Country Club. Nobody had told me...
I happened to be at the right schools at the right time 4 years in a row
July 19, 2013
When I was attending high school at three local schools between 1949 and 1952, the football team at each school reached the state finals...
Billy Cannon was nation’s fastest collegiate shot putter in 1958
July 17, 2013
Jerry Byrd In the spring of 1958, Billy Cannon of LSU was either the strongest sprinter or the fastest shot putter in college athletics. When he...
Homer ‘Iron Men’ had to settle for 6-6 tie against Bossier Bearkats
July 15, 2013
On Sept. 27, 1957, the fourth Friday night of the first football season in my sports writing career, I saw the Homer “Iron Men”...
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