Sports

8:42am

Wed July 1, 2015
Sports

Lufkin golf course prepares for Adams Pro Tour, rekindles pro-golf tradition

Credit Crown Colony Facebook.

Lufkin’s Crown Colony Country Club is bringing professional golf back to East Texas.

About 100 players on the Adams Pro Tour will tee off July 8 in a five-day tournament.

The Dallas-based tour attracts a field of aspiring PGA Tour golfers with an estimated purse of $100,000. The champion’s share is $15,000. Crown Colony’s head golf pro Ben Burns says it will be an economic boost for Lufkin.

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9:57am

Mon April 6, 2015
Sports

Amid growing popularity, Bassmaster assembles high school All-American fishing team

Dillon King of Denham Springs High School and Kody Kelly of Walker High School won the Louisiana championship last year, and placed 8th in the national Bassmaster championship tournament for high school anglers.
Credit B.A.S.S.

The world’s largest fishing organization has announced the creation of the Bassmaster High School All-American Fishing Team. It will honor the most successful competitive bass anglers nationwide.

This new distinction for young anglers comes as Birmingham, Ala.-based B.A.S.S. is tracking a steep increase in the number of high school fishing teams, according to B.A.S.S. vice president of communications Dave Precht.

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9:08am

Thu March 13, 2014
Sports

Recreation in the Kisatchie National Forest highlighted during month-long outdoor festival

Kincaid Lake Recreation Area is located in Boyce, La.

The first month-long outdoor adventure festival is underway in Central Louisiana. Kisatchie National Forest is doing its part Saturday. 

A day of free activities and outdoor seminars will be held at the Kincaid Lake Recreation Area near Alexandria. Kisatchie National Forest public affairs specialist Amy Robertson says there will be how-to classes on trail running, mountain biking, paddle boarding and kayaking. She’s also organized yoga sessions, guided nature walks, CrossFit workouts and a family fun run.

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8:55am

Wed March 5, 2014
Sports

Six collegiate rowing teams train in Natchitoches this month

Hundreds of collegiate rowers from six states will spend their week-long spring break in Natchitoches, training on Cane River Lake from dawn to dusk. 

The head crew coach at Northwestern State, Jason Stelly, says Natchitoches is a haven for collegiate teams.

“We have 33 miles of dammed up river, so there’s almost no boat traffic. No current. It’s protected by the wind, just the way the course is set," Stelly said.

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12:00pm

Wed August 28, 2013
Sports

Pineville recreation area to get second disc golf course

The Red River Waterway Commission started construction this month on a second disc golf course at Fort Buhlow Recreation Area near Pineville in Rapides Parish. The first 18-hole course completed there a year ago has been well used.  The commission’s operations director Mike Boydstun said enthusiasm for the sport surprised him. It’s drawn new people to the recreation area.

“You wouldn’t expect them to be out there in the heat of the day this time of year, but we have a lot of people who just come all day long," Boydstun said.

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