Lagniappe Sports

Local gymnast vies for national award

Local gymnast Alaina Landry is one of 12 finalists for the National Afterschool Awards. Landry is a 12 year-old who trains 18 hours a week after school. Even with all the training she stays on top of her school work maintaining a high GPA.

Local Mardi Gras Gators Girls’ basketball team wins YBOA National Tournament

The 7th Grade Mardi Gras Gators Girls’ Basketball Team, which is based out of Denham Springs, La., has won the 2012 Youth Basketball of America (YBOA) National Championship Tournament.

2012 Open Championships concludes in Baton Rouge

Matt McNiel of Prior Lake, Minn., made history on the lanes at the Baton Rouge River Center this year, and now that the 2012 United States Bowling Congress Open Championships has ended its 151-day run, he can add two more titles to his growing

Southeastern's Miley enjoying All-Star experience

Wade Miley’s rise to success in Major League Baseball may be a surprise to many.

Jockey killed at California's Alameda Fair Race Track

A jockey was killed Thursday at California's Alameda Fair Race Track. Jockey Jorge Herrera was killed when he was thrown from his mount in the eighth race at the Alameda County Fair in Pleasanton.

Morgan places sixth at Nathan's hot dog contest

If you could stomach it, the ten most intense, interesting and perhaps disgusting minutes on television aired Independence Day.

Morgan looks to step it up a notch at Coney Island

Whatever you do don't tell Adrian Morgan there's no strategy to professional eating.

Nicholls Rec Center to feature most sophisticated equipment in the state

When incoming members see the brands “Precor” and “Cybex” stamped on the brand-new, contemporary equipment in the Harold J.

Fans flock to Baton Rouge to see Pete Rose

It was a once in a lifetime opportunity for baseball fans like Jeremy Neyland. "You don't get a chance to see stars like him very often. I had to come see Pete," Neyland said.

Vintage baseball club that plays ball like it was 1860

The Coltsville vintage baseball league that plays games every weekend is doing it old school, using rules from the 1800's.

Hornets fans invited N.O. Arena for draft party

New Orleans Hornets fans can join in the excitement of the upcoming NBA Draft as the team hosts a 2012 Draft Party presented by Budweiser at the New Orleans Arena (1501 Girod St.) on Thursday, June 28. Doors will open at 5:30 p.m.

Red Stick Amateur Baseball League underway at Pete Goldsby Field

The Red Stick Amateur Baseball League is underway in its third season. The league gives local college players across the state a place to sharpen their skills over the offseason.

Southeastern Lions Place Three On CFPA Position Watch List

Three members of the Southeastern Louisiana University football team have been placed on the College Football Performance Awards Watch List for the upcoming 2012 season.

Hornets games to be available on new “FOX Sports New Orleans” network

The New Orleans Hornets and FOX Sports today announced that they have reached a long-term television rights agreement that establishes “FOX Sports New Orleans” as the new local television home of the Hornets.

Baton Rouge skateboarders celebrate 'Go Skate Day'

Baton Rouge skateboarders spent Thursday at the Perkins Road Skate Park partaking in Go Skate Day. The event takes place every year on the first day of summer and gives the diehards a chance to show their skill off in front of their peers.