Cyber Innovation Center helps learning take flight in California
Mardi Gras season events announced
Kids get to ‘Shop With a Cop’ Thursday night
Airline baseball team spreads Christmas cheer
Four Bossier Parish players to compete in All-Star football game
Boys basketball: Bossier freshmen, JV win
Plain Dealing’s Jacobs named first-team Class 1A All-State
Photo gallery: Parkway vs. Benton boys and girls basketball
Project Celebration receives $5k donation from CLECO
Obituary: Juanita Mason King
Obituary: Phillip Sapp, Sr.
Obituary: Frankie Slade Hughes
Opinion: BPT has the giving spirit
Opinion: Wish a local government representative a Merry Christmas
Opinion: The true meaning of Christmas
Opinion: Rating the representation
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”...
Three of the six Iwo Jima flag raisers didn’t survive the battle
July 10, 2013
Three of the six men shown in Joe Rosenthal’s picture of the flag-raising at Iwo Jima on Feb. 23, 1945, did not survive the...
Fond memories of the only time I finished first in a sporting event
July 5, 2013
Jerry Byrd In the spring semester of my senior year at Northwestern State College, I decided to enter the intramural cross country race one more...
Prep records are made to be broken, but not to be taken seriously
July 3, 2013
Jerry Byrd “Records are made to be broken, but not to be taken seriously.” That is how I start Chapter Seven (“The Records”) in my first...
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