Thursday, November 10, 2016

Thursday, November 10th Sports

A slew of local athletes signed national letters of intent to continue plying their craft at the next level.

Byrd senior golfer, Philip Barbaree, Jr. added another link in the Shreveport to LSU pipeline by officially inking with the Tigers. The former top-ranked Junior Golfer in the world will graduate early and attempt to play this Spring for the highly-ranked and 318-dominated LSU Golf Team.

Fellow Yellowkackets, baseball standouts Steele Netterville and Jonathan Fincher signed up to play for Louisiana Tech. First year Diamond Dogs head coach, Lane Burroughs also signed Airline star Cameron Parikh. Mark Montgomery’s Louisiana Tech Softball squad also dipped into the local pool, signing Bayli Simon of North DeSoto and Emily Daniel of Calvary. Another local softball standout, Benton’s Sarah Koeppen will take her glove to UL-Lafayette.

Tulane added Byrd hurdler Kyah Loyd to their roster and Johnny Jones LSU hoops team landed Natchitoches Central star Brandon Rachal.

The Detroit News reports former LSU Tiger Head Football Coach, Les Miles will attend the November 19th Michigan-Indiana game, Miles’ first visit to his alma mater for a game since the early 1980’s.

Miles was fired September 25th after LSU lost to Auburn. He recently added a new agent to his arsenal, put his Baton Rouge house up for sale, and made it clear he wants to coach and win a national championship somewhere else in college football.

The Dallas Mavericks’ modest two-game winning streak came to an abrupt halt in Oakland last night. Golden State blasted the Mavs, 116-95. Klay Thompson nailed his first seven shots and scored 18 points in the first quarter to set the tone. He finished with 18 points…Kevin Durant led the Warriors with 28 points and Steph Curry contributed 24.

Cowboys quarterback, Tony Romo has been cleared medically to play, participating fully in practice Wednesday for the first time since breaking a bone in his back on August 25th. Head coach, Jason Garrett was non-committal when asked if Romo will be activated for Sunday’s game against Pittsburgh, saying, “We’ll take this situation day by day.”

Haughton alum, Dak Prescott has been one of the top stories of the year for good reason. He has completed 70% or more of his passes in six of eight games started and led the blue stars to seven straight wins after a season opening loss.