Sports

'TOO FAST TO PASS'
11-year-old racer Maddie Chesne holds the trophy she won at Emerald Coast Dragway in Holt, Fla., in her purple dragster, “Too Fast to Pass.” {Photo by C.J. Chesne}

Maddie Chesne displays her trophy following the race at State Capitol Raceway.

11-year old racing champ

Maddie Chesne is a little young to be called a “fast woman” -- but she’s faster than most girls -- or boys -- her age.

YOUNG ONES PLAYING AN OLD GAME
[From left] Maya Lopez, Kaiden Pierite and Emilio Lopez, all of Marksville, are shown here at the Tunica-Biloxi Stickball Clinic in 2017. The Marksville-based tribe will be sponsoring its 4th annual Stickball Clinic & Exhibition at Chief Joseph A. Pierite Pow Wow Grounds on the Tunica-Biloxi Reservation in Marksville on Saturday (Feb. 9).
{Photo by Raymond L. Daye}

Tunica-Biloxi to hold 4th annual stickball clinic Saturday

Before there was a Super Bowl, there were large sporting events that attracted thousands of spectators to watch their favorite team take on their hated archrivals.

Leonard Sampson (76) squares off against an opposing defensive lineman. Sampson is an Academic All-State and earned first team selection to both the All-District and All-Parish squads. Sampson said he enjoyed facing larger opponents, using his speed and strength to neutralize the opponent's size advantage. {Photo courtesy of Golda Sampson}

Leonard Sampson (right) and Marksville Coach J.T. Dunbar proudly display Sampson’s Academic All-State Team award, which he received during the state championship game in the Superdome on Dec. 7.
{Photo courtesy of J.T. Dunbar}

Leonard Sampson

MHS’s Leonard Sampson is prime example of 'student athlete'

Once upon a time he was the target of bullies. He struggled with asthma. He was shy and withdrawn.

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