By Raymond L. Daye Co-Editor One intra-parish rivalry has come to an end, and the parish’s longest-running gridiron tradition is “up in the air” at this time.
Andi Boone, AHS coach
Kevin Cook, Bunkie High coach
JT DunbarRead more...
By Raymond L. Daye Co-Editor When you think of dangerous cities in Louisiana, most will put New Orleans at the top of that list. In pure numbers, the Big Easy surely wins. However, when comparing the crime rate -- the likelihood of a person in the municipality being a crime victim during the year -- New Orleans doesn’t make the top 10. Marksville, however, does. And Bunkie was not too far behind.Read more...
By Raymond L. Daye Co-Editor Cutting the parish building fee in half was a nice gesture, but still a possible turn-off to would-be industrial development in the parish, Bunkie Mayor Mike Robertson said last week.Read more...
By Raymond L. Daye Co-Editor What once was deemed to be in the realm of science fiction and spy thriller fantasy is now considered possible: cell phone usage may cause brain tumors.Read more...
St. Joseph High School’s fledgling football squad “learned a lot” and “enjoyed the experience” of playing Bunkie High School’s junior varsity team last Thursday, SJHS Principal Bryan Runyon said. As the reader may have guessed, Bunkie thumped the Eagles, 21-0.Read more...
y Raymond L. Daye Co-Editor That’s the way the ball bounces. There were a lot of bouncing balls on a rain-soaked field in Oakdale last Friday -- and none of them were bouncing in Avoyelles High’s way as the Warriors staged a 4th-quarter comeback to beat the Mustangs, 48-38.Read more...
Friday, September 12, High School Football Scores
Marksville (2-0) 20 - Winnfield (0-2) 0
Buckeye (2-0) 24 - Bunkie (0-2) 6
Oakdale (1-1) 42 - Avoyelles (0-2) 38
Friday, September 19, High School Football games
Jonesboro-Hodge at Avoyelles (0-2)
Bunkie (0-2) at East Beauregard (2-0)
Marksville (2-0) at Independence (2-0)
Buckeye rolls past Bunkie
By GARLAND FORMAN
BUNKIE - Both head coaches down played the emotional aspect of the Buckeye-Bunkie game on Friday night at Panther Stadium. Bunkie Head Coach Kevin Cook was the head coach at Buckeye last year and Buckeye Head Coach Jonathan Landry, an assistant under Cook last year, is a 1998 graduate of Bunkie High.Read more...
Friday night scores, September 5
Marksville 49 (1-0) - Bunkie 22 (0-1)
Port Allen 45 (1-0) - Avoyelles 14 (0-1)
Friday night games, September 12
Buckeye (1-0) at Bunkie (0-1)
Avoyelles (0-1) at Oakdale
Winnfield (0-1) at Marksville (1-0)
By GARLAND FORMAN
A good offense line can make running backs look great and great running backs can make the offensive line look good. Whatever was the case, the Marksville Tigers dismantled the Bunkie Panthers on Friday 49-22 to win the annual “Catskin battle in the season opener for both teams.
The Tiger offense looked in midseason form as they rushed for 400 yards on 41 tries. Nick Lavalais led the attack with 144 yards rushing on 10 attempts. Mark Eldridge ran for 102 yards on 15 tries. He sat out most the second half with cramps.Read more...
Native Flute Making Workshop Among Pow Wow Festivities Tunica-Biloxi Tribe of Louisiana hosts flute workshop as part of 19th Annual Pow Wow Celebration
The Tunica-Biloxi Tribe has announced a Native Flute Making Workshop to be facilitated by musician/flute maker, Hawk Henries, Saturday, May 10 from 9 a. m. – 5 p. m. at the main pow wow grounds pavilion on the reservation near Marksville.Read more...
Known for his work with the legendary Allman Brothers, keyboardist JOHNNY NEEL (http://www.johnnyneel.com/) will be performing live at Bailey's on the Square Friday evening, March 21.Read more...