Funeral services celebrating the life and impact of Louisiana College coaching legend Billy Allgood, a 1999 Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame inductee, will be held Saturday at 10 a.m. at Emmanuel Baptist Church in Alexandria with Dr. Chris Thacker officiating.
Five-time NFL Most Valuable Player Peyton Manning and former LSU football coach Les Miles, who won 77 percent of his games and a national championship in 11 seasons with the Tigers, join five-time USA Olympic volleyball standout Danielle Scott-Arruda among a star-studded group of eight 2019 competitive ballot inductees chosen for the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame.
Walk of Legends, dinner and ceremony in front of a packed house welcomed 11 new members to the LSHOF: Lyn Rollins, Scooter Hobbs, Steve Gleason, Paul Candies, Lewis Cook, Larry Wright, Brandon Stokley, Jack Hains, Jerry Simmons, Reggie Wayne and Russ Springer.
A record group of 200 boys and girls ages 6-16 received football and basketball instruction in a free camp run by the New Orleans Saints and New Orleans Pelicans at the NSU Randall Webb Wellness and Recreation Center and at adjacent Turpin Stadium.
A free riverbank concert featuring Grammy Award-winning Cajun entertainer Wayne Toups, introduction of the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame’s 2018 induction class and fireworks over Cane River Lake in downtown Natchitoches combined for a perfect summer Friday night.