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Recent articles by Chris:

West Monroe native Bill Russell to have No. 6 jersey retired across NBA

The honors continue for Bill Russell, now posthumously. Thursday, the West Monroe native was laid to rest. The same day, the NBA announces it will honor the Naismith NBA Hall of Fame inductee. The league announces his No. 6 jersey will be retired across the NBA, starting at the beginning of the 2022-23 season. Russell […] → Read More

Carroll’s football team goes ‘Under the Lights’

The sense of football is in the air. At Carroll High School, preseason practice was held ‘Under the Lights’. Brandon Landers held his sixth annual ‘Under the Lights’ camp at Dorothy-Blade Stadium. In years past, it was designed to get young student-athletes off the couch and onto the gridiron. Landers, now in his first year […] → Read More

West Monroe alum, Charlie Norman, Ouachita’s Carl Glass, Jr. earn ULM football scholarships

Official preparation for the 2022 football season is here. ULM joined others across the country in beginning Fall practices this week. While each scholarship player worked out, to the surprise of everyone, there would be two more players earning the distinction the same day. Following practice, head coach Terry Bowden surprised Charlie Norman and Carl […] → Read More

Fan Submitted Friday edition of League Lights, sponsored by Century Next Bank

To submit your #FanSubmittedFriday video, e-mail! Our cameras our looking all over the area for little league baseball or softball games to showcase on “League Lights”, sponsored by Century Next Bank. For nearly two decades, KTVE has shown the youngest of athletes display their abilities. The final score and stats don’t matter! → Read More

Annual Bayou Classic between Grambling-Southern returns to NBC

By: Brian Howard/Grambling Athletics STAMFORD, Conn. – June 12, 2022 – NBC Sports and the Bayou Classic have agreed to a three-year media rights extension through 2024, both parties announced today. The new agreement — which kicks off this year with the 49th annual Bayou Classic as Southern and Grambling State renew their storied football rivalry on […] → Read More

Fans, and the community enjoy Willie Nelson’s visit to El Dorado

Despite the hot temperatures, fans still flocked to see one of music’s all-time greats: Willie Nelson. The legend stopped by El Dorado’s Murphy Arts District stage to perform a few of his notable acts. Cayla Deeanne reports from Southeast Arkansas. → Read More

‘Coach [John Harbaugh] thought he has Hall of Fame potential,’ Remembering former Louisiana Tech star Jaylon Ferguson

“Jaylon had a contagious smile, great personality. If you met him, got to know him. He makes you feel good. He sees no strangers, ” says Ed Jackson, Louisiana Tech’s Associate Athletic Director for Student Development. Jaylon Ferguson brought light into each room he entered. Now, the world is a dimmer place with the passing […] → Read More

Freddie Murray’s basketball camp returns after two-year hiatus at Grambling

After two years off, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Freddie Murray basketball camp has returned to Grambling. This week, inside the Hobdy Center on the university’s campus, dozens of kids were under the direction of Lady Tiger coaches and players. Each child in attendance learned various skills and drills essential to playing the game the right way. → Read More

Kids, Warhawk basketball players connect during three-day camp at Fant-Ewing Coliseum

Camp season is officially here! Keith Richard hosted dozens of potential future basketball stars at Fant-Ewing Coliseum for his annual three-day camp. This year’s participants varied in age. All received one-on-one training from three Warhawks, including West Monroe High School alum Langston Powell. Each of the kids learned essential skills to the game, such as passing, dribbling and shooting. → Read More

Louisiana Tech baseball is No. 2 seed in upcoming NCAA Regional in Austin

Less than 24 hours after the Bulldogs provided excitement, players on Monday were overjoyed to hear their school’s name called on television. Players, coaches, and those who’ve been with the team since workouts began in early 2022, learned they’ll continue their season in Austin. Lane Burroughs’ team (42-19) will be paired with host-school Texas (42-19), […] → Read More

Crawfish Craze 5-D Barrel Run is underway at West Monroe’s Ike Hamilton Expo Center

The Crawfish Craze 5-D Barrel Run takes over West Monroe’s Ike Hamilton Exposition Center. The event began on Friday and runs through Sunday. $15,000 is on the line, between over 500 entrants from across the country. → Read More

Latest ‘Fan Submitted Friday’ edition of League Lights, sponsored by Century Next Bank

To submit your #FanSubmittedFriday video, e-mail! Our cameras our looking all over the area for little league baseball or softball games to showcase on “League Lights”, sponsored by Century Next Bank. For nearly two decades, KTVE has shown the youngest of athletes display their abilities. The final score and stats don’t matter! → Read More

League Lights visits East Ouachita Recreational Center

For nearly 20 years, KTVE has showcased various little league baseball and softball games throughout the area. It’s the sport where scores and stats don’t matter – just smiles. E-mail us at if you want you young all-star on television! And, be sure to tune in every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 6:00 and 10:00 on KTVE for the latest edition of “League Lights”! → Read More

West Monroe alum Taylor Young becomes Louisiana Tech’s all-time leader in hits

Thursday night was bittersweet. Louisiana Tech dropped the first game of their three game road series versus Charlotte, 11-3. While the defeat was crushing, for a team that’s fighting to earn a spot in the upcoming NCAA baseball regionals, history was made. West Monroe High School alum, Taylor Young, became the Bulldogs all-time leader in […] → Read More

Southern Arkansas baseball to host NCAA regional in Magnolia, beginning Thursday

By: Jacob Pumphrey/Southern Arkansas Athletics INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – For the 14th time in program history and for the second straight season, Southern Arkansas Baseball is headed to the NCAA postseason. The Muleriders (41-11) earned the Central Region’s No. 2 seed and will play host to No. 3 seed Henderson State (38-15), No. 6 seed Northeastern State (37-16) […] → Read More

Louisiana Tech golf’s Sam Murphy takes part in NCAA Regionals in Norman, Oklahoma

By: Kane McGuire/Louisiana Tech Athletics RUSTON – Louisiana Tech’s Sam Murphy tees off Monday morning as an individual to begin the 2022 NCAA Norman Regional at Jimmie Austin OU Golf Club. TOURNAMENT DETAILSCourse: Jimmie Austin OU Golf Club (Par 72 – 7,452 yards)Rounds: Three (54 holes – 18 holes each round) Round One – Monday, May 16 (Tee time – […] → Read More

Bastrop’s Kyron Williams signs to play basketball for Centenary College

It’s been an exciting week for Bastrop’s basketball program. The team has one of their own, signing a collegiate scholarship for the first time in over a decade. Kyron Williams will extend his basketball career with Centenary College in Shreveport. Williams played all four years for the Rams. This past season, he averaged 21 points per game and earned all-District 2-4A honors. → Read More

Sterlington awaits re-match with No. 1 seed Berwick in the semifinals

Last Saturday, Sterlington clinched a spot in the LHSAA state baseball semifinals in Sulphur. Their first test, is perhaps much harder than any final Panther players are undergoing during their final weeks of school. Thursday, fourth-seeded Sterlington draws No. 1 Berwick at McMurry Park in Sulphur. In 2018, both teams met in the semifinals, with […] → Read More

Talon Talk, sponsored by Spurgeon Law Firm: Trio of Warhawk softball players honored

By: John Lewandowski/ULM Athletics MONROE, La. – Three ULM softball student-athletes, Kennedy Johnson, Lourdes Bacon and Alexis Chavez, have earned All-Sun Belt Conference honors for the 2022 season. Junior first baseman Kennedy Johnson attained a spot on the first team while sophomore outfielder Lourdes Bacon and freshman second baseman Alexis Chavez were named to the second […] → Read More

Delhi’s Cam South makes history, the same week his mother does the same in Oak Grove

“It’s really big, because it hasn’t been done in awhile … “ Delhi’s Cam South inked a football scholarship with Graceland University in Iowa. He’s the first Bears player to sign in more than a decade. It just so happens, the same week, his mother Ebony Young was sworn in as the first female officer […] → Read More