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Timberwolves Royalty
Students at D’Arbonne Woods Charter School selected 22 members to serve as the court for homecoming activities this weekend. The Timberwolves will play Ringgold at 7 p.m. on Friday at Bernice Stadium, with the annual dance slates for Saturday. Pictured, front row, from right, are Shelby St.Clair, Kady Trichell, Grace Hamilton, Lexi Rosson, Bailey Taylor, Lyndsay Nutt, Bri Thomas, Olivia Flores, Amina Shahid, Kailey Hubble and Megan Arant. On the back row, from left, are Dylan Gray, »»

Records requests pouring in
Two residents who live outside Union Parish – including one listing a Texas address – have recently filed public records requests with officials from D’Arbonne Woods Charter School. »»

Flood dries up draw down work
Jared Cook figures his phone “should be ringing off the hook.” He’s come to an idea why it isn’t. When the concept of drawing down the lake every four years began, it was done to allow property owners along the shore or Lake D’Arbonne to repair their docks, boathouses, piers and seawalls. »»

Wolves wade into district
Fans like their football coach to schedule a patsy for homecoming, an easy win that fuels fond memories for students and alumni. In an eight-team district, D’Arbonne Woods athletic director Jerry Ginn doesn’t have that luxury. Many members of the school’s first graduating class will likely return to Bernice Stadium on Friday as the Timberwolves host Ringgold in both team’s District 1-1A opener. Coach Dedric Smith’s Redskins are looking to get back on track after dropping their first loss of the season in a 42-6 decision against Tensas. Ringgold has yet to find a real rhythm offensively. After scoring 34 in their Week One win against Lakeside, the Skins have managed just one score in each of their last two games, including a 6-0 overtime win against Northwood. Jordan Allums (6-1, 205) is the team’s leading rusher. He also plays outside linebacker, where he registered 12 total tackles and two fumble recoveries through Ringgold’s twogame win streak to open the season. Adam Loud (6-5, 200) leads the Redskins defensively, averaging 13 tackles per game with 2.5 sacks on the season. “They are very big, athletic, and they are tough to defend,” Ginn said. “We hope we can carry this win over against Ringgold.” D’Arbonne Woods got off to a quick start in their first home game of the season and coasted to a 46-6 win over University Academy. Four first half turnovers allowed the Timberwolves to race out to a 20-0 lead after the first quarter and a 38-0 cushion at halftime. Senior running back Laderick Moore paced the offense with 147 yards rushing on just seven carries with four touchdowns, and junior Keiundrae Woods added 12 carries for 85 yards and one score. Quarterback Dylan Fine hit on 5 of 11 passing attempts for 48 and a touchdown. The rundown of highlights wouldn’t be complete without mentioning Dylan Gray, who lived every offensive lineman’s dream by scoring a touchdown on a fumble recovery in the second quarter. Linebacker Cole Householder led the Wolves defensively with 17 total tackles. Jamorry Lanier added 14 stops, Ben Monk 13 and Jace Cranford had »»