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Welcome to the Home of the Claiborne Sparks of Opelousas, Louisiana!


Sunday, June 21
2015 Governor's Games Bracket Play Winners!

Wednesday, June 17
Revised 2015 Governor's Games Full Schedule

2015 Governor's Games for Girls June 20-21, 2015

2015 Governor's Games for Girls

Saturday-Sunday, June 20-21, 2015 

 

Mr. Rudy Maklin, Director, Louisiana Governor's Council on Sports and Fitness, announces that the 2015 Governor's Games for Girls Basketball tournament will be held in Opelousas, Louisiana on Father's Day Weekend, June 20-21, 2015.

The  tournament host will be the Claiborne Sparks of Opelousas, headed by Jarvis J. Claiborne.  The Mayor of Opelousas, the Honorable Reggie Tatum, wishes the tournament the best of success.

Host sites will be J. S. Clark Charter, Opelousas High School, Opelousas Jr. High School, Westminster Christian Academy, Boys and Girls Club, Beau Chene High School, and Port Barre High School.

Divisions are 4th Grade through 12th Grade.

Rules will follow current AAU girls basketball rules.

 Deadline for entry is Sunday, June 7, 2015.   

The entry form can be found in the handout below. 

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Handout: 2015 Governor's Games

Saturday, March 7
Claiborne Sharks Accepting Applications for its Boys Team

The Claiborne Sparks, Inc. is starting a boys basketball program, to be known as the Claiborne Sharks, this season.

Applications can be found in handout below. 

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Handout: Boys Application

Maya Malbreaux, 2014 Sparks Scholarship Recipient

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 Congratulations to Maya Malbreaux!

Maya Malbreaux, a former Claiborne Sparks basketball player, is the first recipient for the 2014 Claiborne Sparks, Inc. Scholarship.

We are extremely proud of the accomplishments and achievements of Maya!  Maya is a student at Beau Chene High School under the tutelege of Principal Keith James.  She has participated in girls basketball, cheerleading and track.

She has a GPA of 3.7 and plans on attending the University of Louisiana at Lafayette and majoring in Pre-Pharmacy.

Maya is a leader and has served as captain of the basketball team, co-captain of the cheerleading team and the secretary of the French club.  Maya is also a member of the FCCLA, FFA,  BC Prays Too, Peer-leaders, Beta Club, Honors Society, Talent Search and Upward Bound program.  

Maya is the daughter of Irma Savoie-Malbreaux and Gerald Malbreaux, Sr.

Claiborne Sparks, Inc. President Jarvis Claiborne, Vice President Charlesetta Lavergne and Secretary Nathan Kimble, wish Maya the best in her future endeavors. 

 



Demi Lyons, A 2014 Claiborne Sparks, Inc. Scholarship Recipient

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Congrats to Demi on being named a scholarship recipient.  Demi is a student at Westminster Christian Academy under the leadership and guidance of Principal Myra Baker.

Demi exemplifies excellence, dedication and honor.  She has a GPA of 3.92 and is a 2014 Wendy's High School Heisman Scholar Athlete, a member of the National Honors Society and a Lafayette Junior Leadership member of the Leadership Institute of Acadiana.  

Demi plans on attending LSU and majoring in Pre-Med and aspires to be a pediatrician.

She has taken numerous honors and AP courses at WCA.  Demi is also a four-year participant at the Literary Rally representing her school in Spanish, Biology and World History.

Demi participated in cheerleading and cross country at WCA and was named the 2014 Most Improved Runner.

Demi is the daughter of Rock and Tenita Lyons of Breaux Bridge, Louisiana.

Claiborne Sparks, Inc. is honored to have Demi as a 2014 Sparks Scholarship recipient. 

Congratulations and our best to Demi! 



Armanni Blake Bennett, A 2014 Sparks Scholarship Recipient

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Congratulations to Armanni Blake Bennett!

Armanni is an exceptional young lady and is a student at Opelousas Senior High School under the leadership of Principal Rodney Johnson.

Armanni has been a member of the track team for the last four years and has won numerous track meets in the 100 meter hurdles and 300 meter hurdles.  She is a two-time St. Landry Parish Champion in the 100 meter hurdles and is the current two-time 4A District Champion in the 100 meter hurdles.   She has additionally served as a majorette for four years in the Opelousas Tiger Band. 

Armanni is also the reigning Homecoming Queen for Opelousas Senior High. 

Armani has a GPA of 3.9 and plans on attending the University of Louisiana at Monroe and major in Pharmacy.  She is a member of the National Honors Society and has taken many AP courses.  She has served as a volunteer with the Holy Ghost Church Bazaar and has also volunteered for the Relay for Life Charity.  

Armanni is the daughter of Angelia Bennett and Patrick Bennett of Opelousas, Louisiana.

The Claiborne Sparks, Inc. takes great pride in awarding Armanni one of its three scholarships for St. Landry Parish high school students.

Congratulations Armanni! 



2014 Gov. Games- B.R.Jumpers v Lady Diamonds Pink



2014 Gov. Games - Lady Diamonds Black v Lady Diamonds Pink



2013 Governor's Games for Girls Winners Announced!

Congratulations to the 2013 Governor's Games for Girls Winners

Mr. Rudy Macklin, Director of the Louisiana Governor's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports Council extends his congratulations to the following winners.

5th Grade Gold - Thibodeaux Express of Thibodeaux, LA

5th Grade Silver - Livingston Ladies of Denham Springs, LA

5th Grade Bronze - Mardi Gras Gators of Denham Springs, LA

7th Grade Gold - Baton Rouge Angels of Baton Rouge, LA

7th Grade Silver - Lady Chaos of Lake Charles, LA

7th Grade Bronze - I-10 Athletics of Lafayette, LA

8th Grade Gold - Lady Legends of St. Rose, LA

8th Grade Silver - Ponchatoula Breakers of Ponchatoula, LA

8th Grade Bronze - Mississippi Ballers of Gulfport,  MS

9th Grade Gold - Lady Legends of St. Rose, LA

9th Grade Silver - Baton Rouge Tigers of Baton Rouge, LA

9th Grade Bronze - Monroe Lady Mustangs of Monroe, LA

Varsity Gold - Mississippi Ballers of Jackson, MS

Varsity Silver - Claiborne Sparks of Opelousas, LA

Varsity Bronze - Lady Hurricanes of Opelousas, LA 



Tuesday, June 11
2013 5th Grade Silver - Livingston Ladies



Tuesday, June 11
2013 5th Grade Bronze - Mardi Gras Gators



Tuesday, June 11
2013 Gov. Games 7th Grade Gold - Baton Rouge Angels



Tuesday, June 11
2013 Gov. Games 7th Grade Silver - Lady Chaos



Tuesday, June 11
2013 Gov. Games 7th Grade Bronze - I-10 Athletics



2013 Gov. Games 8th Grade Gold - Lady Legends



2013 Gov. Games 8th Grade Silver - Ponchatoula Breakers



Monday, June 17
2013 Gov. Games 8th Grade Bronze - Mississippi Ballers



Monday, June 17
2013 Gov. Games Varsity Gold - Mississippi Ballers



Monday, June 17
2013 Gov. Games Varsity Bronze - Lady Hurricanes



Monday, July 14
2014 Gov. Games Claiborne Sparks v Lady Legends