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Friday, February 08, 2008

Happy sad day for Benton

Caleb Guidry is probably the happiest and saddest man around right now.

Guidry's father, longtime Benton boys basketball coach Phillip Guidry, died Thursday because of complications from diabetes. On Friday, Caleb Guidry's Benton wrestling team started their first state wrestling meet as members of Division II.

I'd say both Guidry and the Tigers are doing OK right now. At the halfway point of the meet, Benton is in fifth place, 31 points behind Northside and 6.5 points ahead of parish rival Parkway.

Caleb Guidry did not attend the first day of the meet. He is, however, expected to be in Kenner for Saturday's semifinals and finals.

Caleb Guidry told me in an interview last week one of the Tigers' goals this season was a top-five state finish.

The Tigers are in perfect position to achieve that goal. And you can bet there is someone upstairs watching these Tigers -- along with his beloved LSU Tigers -- along the way.


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