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DSHS Hall of Fame nominations

The Denham Springs High School Athletic Hall of Fame, along with title sponsor Sport-N-Center, is accepting nominations for the eighth class of inductees until March 31.

Hall of Fame nominations guidelines for the Class of 2018 are available to the public on the DSHS website at www.denhamspringshs.org or by picking up a copy at the school office.

For more information, contact Jim Spring at jimspring53@hotmail.com or (225) 588-0366.

Greystone will host USSSA President’s Cup

USSSA Junior Golf will host the USSSA President’s Cup for girls and boys ages 9-18 from Feb. 24-25 at Greystone Golf & Country Club in Denham Springs.

Golfers ages 9-11 will play 18 holes (9 per day) and the older group (12-18) will play 36 holes (18 per day). The entry fee is $90 for ages 9-11 and $150 for ages 12-18.

Competition will be divided into divisions of 9-11, 12-14 and 15-18. All golfers must be USSSA registered, which is free. Golfers will receive tee gifts at check-in, including a tournament Dri-Fit T-shirt and other items.

The deadline to enter is 10 p.m. on Feb. 22.

For more information, contact Robert Boudreaux at (337) 278.8431 or robert.boudreaux@usssa.com

The News seeks help & information

With the high school basketball playoffs set to get revved up and the spring sports season also ready to get rolling, The Livingston Parish News reminds and urges area coaches that we continue to need your help to get your results online and in print in as timely a manner as possible.

We need coaches (or parents) to update us on a daily (and nightly) basis about how your team is doing. Please contact News Sports Editor Randy Rosetta at either (225) 999.0667 or randyr@livingstonparishnews.com or sports writer Rob DeArmond at robdearm@gmail.com.

DSHS baseball will be livestream broadcast

Bayou Sports Network will broadcast Denham Springs High baseball game throughout the 2018 season. As many as 25 games on the varsity schedule will be broadcast, including the Perfect Game High School Showdown in suburban Atlanta in early March. If you can't attend a game in person, join longtime DSHS baseball voice Jim McChristian and various special guests for all of the live action. The first scheduled broadcast is Saturday, Feb. 17 for the Yellow Jackets’ games in the DSHS Jamboree.

Rotary Club hosting Superhero 5K run

The Rotary Club of Livingston Parish will host the Superhero 5K Run on April 7 to benefit the Livingston Parish Public School Board’s shoe vault.

The run will begin and end at Train Station Park (198 E Railroad Ave.) and will feature music, food, refreshments and sponsorship booths after the race.

Registration is $20 until March 24 and $25 after that until April 6. Instead of paying a registration fee, you can register by providing a brand new pair of closed toe tennis shoes for boys and girls sizes 1-12, including half-sizes.

Once you have registered, race packets can be picked up on April 6 at The Livingston Parish News at 688 Hatchell Lane in Denham Springs before 3 p.m. They can also be picked up at 7 a.m. at the race location.

There will be separate age divisions for ages 1-14, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69 and 70-plus. There will be awards for the top overall male and female, as well as first, second and third place in each make and female age group.

For more information, go to http://bit.ly/2BpSHfB.

Walker Parks & Rec baseball and softball

Walker Parks & Recreation will be registering for its upcoming summer baseball, softball, and T-ball program throughout the month of March. Games will be played from the end of May through June. Players are eligible for T-ball if turning age 5 by the end of September.

The registration fee is $80 per player and will include uniform shirt and hat (socks for girls). Registration forms and more information is available at http://www.walkerparksandrecreation.com///.

For more information, call (225) 665-3755

DSHS Hall of Fame videos for sale

For a limited time, the Denham Springs Athletic Association will make available to the public copies of the DVD video of the DSHS Athletic Hall of Fame banquet held at Forrest Grove.

Included with the video is a 30-minute segment of nostalgic action photographs of numerous Yellow Jacket athletes and coaches covering a variety of sports and many decades of DSHS athletics. Please call Jim Spring at (225) 588-0366 to order. Price is $10.

PARDS T-box available

The PARDS driving range has a grass T-box located behind the main baseball stadium that is open from noon until 8:30 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 3 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. on weekends.

The facility is closed Monday. Bag prices are $6.50 for large, $4.50 for small. For more information call (225) 665-5405.


Sports Shorts regularly publishes items of interest to the Livingston Parish sports community concerning programs and events such as registrations, tryouts, benefits and other activities. To submit an item, call (225) 665.5176, fax to (225) 667.0167 or e-mail to sports@livingstonparishnews.com.

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