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RA drops second game in Sugar Bowl tourney with 72-46 loss

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  • 1/3/19 9:16pm

By Les East Defending champion Riverside Academy lost for the second time in less than 24 hours when it fell to Miami Palmetto 72-46 in the Allstate Sugar Bowl National Prep Classic on Thursday afternoon at the Alario Center. That consolation bracket loss came on the heels of a 65-61 loss to Christ School (North Carolina) in the final game of the first day of the four-day tournament Wednesday. The Rebels (5-12) will face Walker at 2:30... Keep Reading

New state-of-the-art St. James gymnasium draws rave reviews

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  • 12/22/18 5:04pm

The recently-concluded Lionel Ezidore Classic at St. James High School in Vacherie was a showcase of local basketball talent with the likes of Hahnville, East St. John, West St. John, Donaldsonville and Brother Martin taking part in the three-day event, along with host St. James. While playing talent may have been showcased in the event, the star of the show was the venue itself – the basketball gym at the school’s new campus... Keep Reading

Destrehan plays three of final four at home after narrow win over ESJ

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  • 10/10/18 4:16pm

“When you sit back there and it’s late and you have the ball on your own 1-yard line and you make that drive, I think it was kind of a statement. That was key in turning the momentum back in our favor,” Destrehan coach Stephen Robicheaux said of his team’s game last week against East St. John. The battle of Wildcats was tied 28-28 when Destrehan got the ball... Keep Reading

Riverside point guard Jared Butler signs with Alabama

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  • 11/13/17 5:11pm

With a desire to get the recruiting process over and to focus on his final season at Riverside, senior point guard Jared Butler took advantage of the Early Signing Period and signed his National Letter of Intent Monday to play for Alabama. "It's a great day for me, it's a blessing," said Butler. "It's one of those days I've been waiting for since I was a little kid. It was a... Keep Reading

Gambit pays off for Alexander with full track scholarship to SAU

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  • West St. John
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  • 4/12/17 10:27am

Austin Alexander will be trading in football cleats for track shoes, and that’s just fine with him. Alexander, a multi-sport athlete at West St. John, signed a full scholarship Wednesday to run track at Southern Arkansas University. “I actually prefer to run track, so it wasn’t that hard of a decision,” said Alexander. Alexander chose Southern Arkansas over the likes of Arkansas State, Louisiana Tech, Southern University and Xavier. ... Keep Reading

Ursin leads Destrehan to first girls basketball state title

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  • 3/5/17 6:01pm

Minutes after falling to Mt. Carmel in the 5A State Championship in 2014, Destrehan coach Angi Butler made a bold proclamation. “We’re going to be back,” said Butler. “And the next time it’s going to be a totally different ending. I guarantee it.” It took three years, but Butler was right. Fighting off No.1 ranked Barbe in a back-and-forth affair, Destrehan pulled away in the closing minute for... Keep Reading

Hahnville’s Williams has full attention of Riverside Academy

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  • 9/14/16 10:01pm

It’s clear who has garnered the attention of the Riverside Academy coaching staff going into the Rebels’ clash against River Parish foe Hahnville on Friday night in reserve. “It’s no secret what they want to do. They want to get the ball in the hands of Anthony Williams,” Riverside coach Bill Stubbs said. Knowing Williams will get the ball and keeping him from doing anything with it can... Keep Reading

Reveille at Oak Alley Run to benefit West St. John

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  • 4/28/16 9:22am

It will be more than just a 5K run this Saturday in Vacherie, the Reveille at Oak Valley will also be a chance to help the West St. John training room. With presenting sponsor Sports Medicine Center of Thibodaux Regional part of the proceeds will be donated to West St. John High School for upgrades in the athletic training room. The Reveille at Oak Alley is a 5K and ½ mile run/walk, which takes... Keep Reading

Destrehan punches its ticket to state finals with 27-22 triumph

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  • 12/5/14 11:40pm

Holding a 21-3 halftime lead and forcing a West Monroe fumble on the Rebels’ first play from scrimmage in the third quarter, the Destrehan Wildcats seemed on the verge of a blowout victory in their Class 5A semifinal game Friday night in Destrehan. When the Wildcats failed to score after the fumble, a Destrehan punt was downed at the 1-yard line. West Monroe went 99 yards in slightly more than minute to get back in... Keep Reading

Big plays power East St. John past South Lafourche Tarpons 50-19

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  • 9/26/14 5:40pm

East St. John scored 28-straight points in a big-play fourth quarter to pull way from South Lafourche to give the Wildcats a 50-19 victory in the District 7-5A opener Friday night in Reserve. “Real good win,” said East St. John coach Phillip Banko. "It was a good battle but we’ve been in big battles the last four weeks. That’s what I told (my players) at halftime, stick together,... Keep Reading