Minden Press-Herald

Monday
Jul 28th

Sports

Sports Opinion

Catalog triggers fishing many memories

Molido Creek ran cool and clear, meandering beneath the beeches and ancient oaks half a mile below our house. Come summertime, I'd shuck my shoes, grab my fishing gear and head to Molido to lob a Hawaiian Wiggler next to cypress roots, hoping a bass would be fooled. I usually only caught jackfish, ugly as sin and outfitted with fierce teeth and most times when one bit, the sorry rascal would sever my fishing line and swim off with my lure.

Then one day it happened. I got a strike, set the hook expecting to see a slimy sharp-toothed jackfish on the other end when to my surprise and delight, a half-pound bass floundered on the surface. This was the very first bass I ever caught and I grabbed the bass, threw down my rod, took off barefoot for home to show my mama.

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Other Sports

Stingrays win meet

Stingrays win meet

The Minden Tennis & Acquatic Club Stingrays won their meet last Wednesday at the Elks Lodge in Shreveport.

The Stingrays topped the Elks Lodge swim team and The Swim S...

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Baseball

Minden Rec leagues wind down

Minden Rec leagues wind down

From Monday.

Dixie Youth

Hooper Machine 10, Minden Crushers 4

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Baseball

Ball season winding down at the Rec

Ball season winding down at the Rec

The Minden Recreation Department's Thursday little league baseball and softball action.

Dixie Youth

Outsiders 10, Minden Athletic 0

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Other Sports

Sure shot

Sure shot

Fifteen year old, Kacie Clanton of Minden, recently competed in the 2014 Briley Louisiana Open.

The annual shooting competition is held each year in Kaplan, hosted by the ...

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Track and Field

Lewis sizzles at New Mexico meet

Lewis sizzles at New Mexico meet

ALBUQUERQUE — Lakeside track superstar Chris Lewis recently traveled to Albuquerque, New Mexico to take part in the Great Southwest Track & Field Classic.

High school ...

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Sports Opinion

Huckleberries, the natural tiptop treat

It's hard not to feel just a little bit sorry for folks who didn't grow up out on the rural route. People whose boundaries were defined by concrete and traffic lights gre...

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