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Hornets take championship

The Rayville Hornets boys basketball team celebrates winning the state Class 2A championship March 8 at Burton Coliseum in Lake Charles. The Hornets defeated Port Allen 61-48 to take their second state title in a row.

Rayville Hornets take second state title

The semi-final game against Ville Platt was pretty much a laugher  as the Wilsons three scored 54 (Mylik 18,  JaMichael 24, JaMarkus 12) of the 115 points. 

Kashie Natt had his biggest game of the season with 23.  De’Eron Brown followed with 15, and Jalon Qualls had eight, Derrick Dawson had five.   Jay Pleasant and Zyquarius Cowart dropped in four a piece. Christopher Jones had three. Damerion Williams and LaBrandon Butler each had two to complete the scoring.  

Delhi prepares for Cleanest City contest

The Town of Delhi and the Delhi Garden Club are working together to prepare the town for the cleanest city contest judging March 20.  

Many community supporters including Lamb Weston, Hydro, Delhi Garden Club and FBC Youth have participated in the preparation. The Town of Delhi won its district in 2018 and was second overall in the state judging.  Business and residents are reminded to help out by maintaining the outside areas of your home and businesses.

As part of this effort, the Town of Delhi  is hosting a Trash Bash March 16. 

Richland Parish schools change transfer policy

The Richland Parish School Board will make changes to schools pertaining to the open enrollment transfer, grade configuration and transportation zone.

Superintendent Sheldon Jones said the Richland Parish School Board is committed to providing for the maximum growth and development of every child in order that each student will demonstrate mastery of skills needed to be a life-long learner and useful citizen. 

In order to meet those needs, the board must plan for the effective and efficient implementation of student services. 

Rayville Hornets one game away from title

The Welsh Greyhounds raced into town but left quieter than they came in as the Rayville High School Hornets broke the century mark for the third consecutive playoff game 107-57.

If there was any doubt it was after the Hornets did a little racing themselves, rushing out to a 11-2 lead. Welsh, to their credit, went ahead 14- 13 but then Rayville scored 19 unanswered points at 32-14. For all intents and purposes it was over as the Hornets limited the Greyhounds to 5 points in the second quarter. 

Lady Hornets end season as state runners up

A great season for the Rayville Lady Hornets came to an end when they lost the semi-final game to Mansfield in the state play-off in Alexandria Thursday afternoon.

Who would have thought they would have gone this far, for early in the season they were 8-10 or worse. That’s about par for the course for Coach Jo Sneed doesn’t shy away from strong competition before district time. 

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