Lagniappe Sports

Nine Baton Rouge wheelchair tennis players to make history at Cajun Classic Tournament

Nine Baton Rouge-area wheelchair tennis players will make history this month as they compete in the 24th annual Cajun Classic Wheelchair Tennis Tournament, March 20-24, at the Paula G. Manship YMCA Lamar Tennis Center.

NFL, GE, Under Armour team up to fight head injuries

The National Football League is partnering with General Electric and equipment maker Under Armour in a $60 million, four-year effort to reduce the threat of head injuries.

NFL star, Louisiana native Corey Webster leads charge against bullying

Glen Oaks middle school hosted an anti-bullying rally Friday. Louisiana native and NFL star Corey Webster was there to help lead the charge for what has become a growing problem in schools across the nation.

Louisiana golfers spice early commitments to 2013 Zurich Classic of New Orleans

LSU alum David Toms, former Tulane golfer Michael Thompson and Baton Rouge product Patrick Reed highlight the early commitments to the 2013 Zurich Classic of New Orleans April 22-28, announced Steve Worthy, CEO of the Fore!Kids Foundation, prod

Southeastern pitcher solid gold in Sunday no-hitter

Southeastern Louisiana's Jordan Hymel earned his first win of the season Sunday as the senior left-hander no-hit Texas Southern, 9-0, at Pat Kenelly Diamond at Alumni Field.

BREC golf courses seek approval from Metro Council to serve alcohol

Teeing off with a beer could soon become reality at public golf courses in Baton Rouge.

Hornets F/C Jason Smith to miss remainder of season due to injury

New Orleans Hornets Senior Vice President of Basketball Operations/General Manager Dell Demps announced today that F/C Jason Smith will miss the remainder of the season with a torn labrum in his right shoulder.

Zachary's Forrest Town impresses at Nike combine and in classroom

Zachary high school’s Forrest Town says it’s not easy balancing his book smarts and athletic skills. But, whatever he is doing it’s working.

Bowling to boost Baton Rouge economy in 2017 and 2025

Last summer wasn’t the first time the United States Bowling Congress made a stop in Baton Rouge for its annual Championships. It won’t be the last time either.

US Bowling Congress Open will return to Baton Rouge

The United States Bowling Congress has selected two future sites for the Open Championships, including a move to the east, while the Women's Championships is heading to the Midwest and Gulf Coast.

Cheerleader sinks forward-flip trick shot from half court

We've all seen basketball players make a buzzer beating shot to win the game, or the fan who makes a half court shot to win a car or cash. But odds are you have not seen a basketball shot like the one made Thursday night.

Tulane baseball collecting funds for Vs. cancer foundation

Tulane’s baseball squad will be raising funds for childhood cancer research through the Vs. Cancer Foundation during home games leading up to the March 8-10 series against High Point.

Episcopal boy's soccer looking to make history

A year ago at this time the Episcopal boy’s soccer team was at home after a quick elimination from the state tournament. That team was young. They started ten sophomores and one junior.

Are you ready to rumble?! WrestleMania XXX to be held at Superdome

WrestleMania XXX announced today that New Orleans will host a four-day, pay-per-view event at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on April 6, 2014.

Soccer joins battle against doping

Soccer stars will face a more systematic regime of drug testing following world governing body FIFA's decision to introduce biological profiles for players.