River Region Sports Notes

Published 12:00 am Monday, March 21, 2005


The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries and local volunteers are sponsoring hunter education courses in the community. Anyone born on or after Sept. 1, 1969 must take this course before purchasing a hunting license at age sixteen.

The course is free to the public and anyone ten years and older can be certified for life in all fifty states. Participation the entire length of course is mandatory and tardiness is grounds for dismissal. Dates are March 19-20 at the Sheriffs Riffle Range on Savanne Road in Houma from 7:30 a.m. Until 4 p.m. both days. For more information on this or other hunter education programs, including our home study course please call Jonathan LeBlanc at 985-594-7412 or get on the website at www.wlf.louisiana.gov.


Ascension of Our Lord Recreation Program will hold registration for summer baseball and softball on Sunday April 3 and 17 from 12:30 to 3 p.m. Leagues include T-ball for 4-6 year old boys and girls, coaches pitch baseball for 7-9 year old boys and cabbageball for girls, and baseball for 10-14 year old boys. Softball will also be provided for girls 7-15 years old as well as cabbage ball. If you have any questions, call director Mike Abbate at 985-652-5041.

On Sunday April 10 at 2 p.m. Tryouts for PUMA National Tournament Team open to all high school baseball players aged 13-18 will be held. Tryouts will take place at Privateer Stadium on the University of New Orleans campus. Registration will begin at 1:30 p.m. The Baseball Factory and the Team One Baseball staff will be running the tryout. All players must pre-register by contacting Justin Roswell at 800-621-5452.


On April 2nd, the entrance from River Road at Destrehan onto I-310 will be closed after 8 a.m. Until all runners have cleared the entrance (approximately 45 minutes). The exit from I-310 to Destrehan will be closed after 8 a.m. The Airline Drive approach will remain open. One lane of traffic across the bridge southbound will be closed and traffic will be slowed down to 20 MPH in the left-hand lane. Exit #7 to Luling will be closed until all runners have exited and it is safe to re-open to traffic. Traffic may not be able to use this exit until approximately 10 a.m.