LABC sponsoring annual coaches clinic

The Louisiana Association of Basketball Coaches will sponsor its annual coaching clinic for high school basketball coaches on May 3 at the LSU basketball practice facility.

The clinic is from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Registration begins at 9:30 a.m. May 3.

The speakers will include men’s head coaches Johnny Jones of LSU and Jay Ladner of Southeastern Louisiana, along with men’s assistant coaches Jeff Moore and Bill Lewit of Northwestern State.

The cost is $15 per coach for the first coach from each high school and $10 per coach for each additional coach from the same high school. The fee includes a light breakfast and lunch.

Those interested should contact Northwestern State coach Mike McConathy at 318-357-4274 or 318-792-1541 or at

Drivers gives thumbs up to Indy’s road course

INDIANAPOLIS — IndyCar drivers are excited about the new road course at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

Former Indy 500 winner Juan Pablo Montoya called the changes major improvements. Former 500 runner-up Takuma Sato called it the smoothest road course he’s driven in the United States.

And American Graham Rahal said the 14-turn, 2.439-mile course was just plain fun after testing Wednesday.

Compiled from a news release and The A.P.