Two Republicans vying for the Louisiana Supreme Court justice seat for District 3 speak out

Editor’s note: State Supreme Court Justice Jeannette Theriot Knoll, who represents the 3rd District, announced in January that she will retire at the end of the year. The two candidates seeking her seat on the Louisiana Supreme Court are state district court Judge Marilyn Castle and appellate court Judge Jimmy Genovese.

Judge Marilyn Castle

Nearly $50,000 donated to school: PILOT program provides peer counseling

MOSS BLUFF — The Sam Houston High School’s Peer Initiated Leaders of Tomorrow program has received a State Farm Youth Advisory Board grant of $49,937. State Farm and local officials joined PILOT representatives in a check presentation Friday on the Broncos’ football field before the night’s game against Acadiana High School.

Ken Brown, SHHS faculty co-sponsor for PILOT and the Peer Support Team, said the State Farm Youth Advisory Board consists of 30 people ages 17-20. He said PILOT was one of 63 programs chosen out of about 800.

Clinton campaign: No health issues after mailed powder found

NEW YORK -- The Hillary Clinton campaign says four people have been examined by medical personnel after a white powdery substance arrived at a New York campaign office and they have reported no health issues.

Campaign spokesman Glen Caplin said federal and local officials determined the substance was non-hazardous; he provided no further details Saturday.

Elton dominates South Cameron in 36-14 win

ELTON — The Elton Indians and South Cameron Tarpons went into Friday’s night matchup both coming off big games last week.

Elton lost a close battle with East Beauregard after winning their previous two games while South Cameron had won two games

Acadiana scores 28 in second half in 34-7 victory against Sam Houston

MOSS BLUFF — Bralen Trahan ensured all forgot about Acadiana’s sloppy, penalty-filled first half.

Then Jaylon Brown reassured all he’s just fine.

Night at the races: Fournette runs over Rebs

BATON ROUGE -- Maybe LSU missed Leonard Fournette more than the Tigers knew.

Or maybe the R&R did him some good.

Three weeks and two games off certainly didn’t seem to hurt him.

Lacassine found lacking for bass

The consensus among bass and bream fishermen about the past season at Lacassine Reserve, which closed for the year last Saturday, was that it wasn’t one of the better ones.

It started off good ,but by midseason vegetation had taken a good hold and by the closing day it wasn’t easy to find open water.

“I would say that the odd thing about this year,” said refuge manager Richie Meyers, “is that we had a maximum of water the entire year. The fish were scattered everywhere.”

Former LSU QB Jones receives HOF honor

BATON ROUGE — Former LSU quarterback Bert Jones, who made a huge play in the lore of the series with Ole Miss, was honored on the field during a TV timeout during the first quarter Saturday.

Jones is part of the 2016 College Football Hall of Fame class.

He’s probably best remembered at LSU for the winning touchdown pass he threw to Brad Davis on the final play of the 1972 game against the Rebels, a 17-16 LSU win.

Three Point Stance: Big plays abound in Week 8

Staff writers Warren Arceneaux and Tyler Nunez review Week 8 of the high school football season in this edition of the Three Point Stance.

Who was your small school (Classes 2A-1A) player of the week?

TN: I’m going with Lake Arthur kicker Chance Broussard, who lifted the Tigers to a 36-35 victory against Vinton with a winning, 31-yard field goal.

Duzan, Tyree help La. win River Cup

Sulphur High’s Brooke Duzan and Brooke Tyree, along with Alden Wallace of Shreveport’s Loyola Prep, helped lead the Louisiana team to a 32.5-7.5 victory over Mississippi in the recent Junior River Cup matches at the Diamondhead (Miss.) Country Club.

Duzan and Wallace, who has committed to play golf at LSU, were both 3-0 while Tyree was 2-1 in competition that included four ball play, foursome play and individual play.

There were 20 players on the Louisiana team, 12 boys and eight girls.