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Bastrop High will observe Senior Night prior to Tuesday night's basketball games against West Ouachita. Starting time for the girls-boys double header is 6 p.m.

Jazpony Harris, the Lady Rams' lone senior, will be recognized along with senior Rams Lester Lee, Travon Washington, LeMicah Harris, Juwuan Norris and Zach Anderson.

Bastrop continues District 2-4A play at Wossman tonight.

If everything goes according to script, Tuesday's West Ouachita-Bastrop girls game will determine the district championship. West Ouachita (20-9, 5-1), which hosts Neville tonight, and the Lady Rams (17-5, 5-1) are currently tied for first place. Bastrop won the first round meeting 56-29 in Cadeville.

CATCHING UP: Though I wish the circumstances could have been better, I had a nice visit with former Bastrop High baseball coach Jimmy Haynes and former Prairie View athlete Nicholaus Freeland on Wednesday night.

Jimmy is now the baseball coach at Van Alstyne (Texas) High.

Nick, an outfielder/relief pitcher on Prairie View's 2003 state championship baseball team, now resides in Sterlington and is employed by the Louisiana Department of Wildlife & Fisheries.

Funeral services for Mrs. Ruth Freeland, Nick's grandmother and Jimmy's mother-in-law, were held Thursday.

MULERIDER: Byrd defensive end Chandler Nance was among Southern Arkansas University's football signees on Wednesday.

Chandler (6-3, 240) is the son of Bastrop High alums Mike and Lisa Nance. Mike is a former linebacker for the Rams, while Lisa is a former Lady Rams' first baseman.

Byrd running back Louis Mills joined Nance in signing with the Muleriders.

MORE RECRUITING: Bastrop High seniors Johnnie Marsaw and Jamari Payne signed with McNeese State on Wednesday, while wide receiver Tiberus Brooks is headed to Howard Payne.

Three more former Rams — linebacker Kentreylus Hill-Pates, running back Antwone Green and defensive end Rufus Martin — are likely to sign over the next few weeks.

BASEBALL JAMBOREE: Bastrop High will host a freshman baseball jamboree on Friday, Feb. 21. It's late Friday afternoon and we are getting pounded by a major winter storm (light sleet and snow is a major winter storm by Bastrop standards), so I knew baseball, softball and track had to be upon us!