Lagniappe Sports

Baton Rouge native Leindecker seeks spot on 2014 snowboard paralympics team

Challenges are nothing new for Calob Leindecker. At 17 years old he lost his leg in an automobile accident. Since then he hasn't looked back.

Dutchtown hopes to turn tragedy into triumph

Dutchtown head Coach Benny Saia built a powerhouse of football program over the past 10 years.  District titles and playoff appearances have become the norm.

Team bass fishing is taking off as a popular high school sport

A unique sport is making a splash in a exas high school.

Teen boxer dies after blow to the head in Burbank gym

Police are investigating the death of a 16-year-old boxer after he suffered a blow to the head while working out at a gym in Burbank.

Michael Clayton shares football wisdom with kids at football mini-camp

Baton Rouge native, Michael Clayton hosted his first football mini-camp here in Baton Rouge Saturday.

Kids get the chance to play Hornets style at BRCC

Kids from the Baton Rouge area enjoyed a day with the Hornets organization at BRCC. Children ages 7 to 16 learned all about the game of basketball. The kids spent time with camp directors learning drills for offense and defense.

Hunting Heritage Program accepting participants for 2012-13 hunting season

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) will be launching its Louisiana Hunting Heritage Program (LHHP) with the 2012-13 hunting season.

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.