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Destrehan to clash with Barbe in tough second-round matchup

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  • 11/15/17 3:44pm

If anyone had mentioned a Destrehan-Barbe postseason matchup at the beginning of the season, many would likely have figured the encounter well after the second round of the Class 5A playoffs. Yet, that’s where the teams find themselves when the Wildcats host the Buccaneers on Friday night. Destrehan, the No. 8 seed, is coming off a 33-14 triumph over Alexandria, while Barbe, the No. 9 seed, dominated Parkway 52-6. The Wildcats enter the game at ... Keep Reading

Three area schools to compete in new classifications next year

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  • 12/14/16 7:20pm

Three of the eight River Parish schools will be in new classifications for the start of the 2017-18 school year after the final basic districts were announced by the Louisiana High School Athletic Association on Wednesday in Baton Rouge. One of the schools affected is St. Charles Catholic, which will be moving up from Class 2A to Class 3A. “The way they re-did the numbers, I thought, was totally, totally unfair,” said St.... Keep Reading

Area coaches not mincing words after LHSAA select/non-select vote

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  • 6/8/16 7:42pm

Members of the River Parishes’ high school football coaching community weren’t mincing words following Wednesday’s action by the Louisiana High School Athletic Association. “They have some bona fide idiots that have gotten themselves into the management of athletics and have not a clue. They are only concerned about protecting one little corner of the world. They certainly are not looking at the overall picture and the good of Louisiana... Keep Reading

Could an additional athletic association be in the works?

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  • 1/29/16 6:59pm

You maybe could call it the new Rebel Alliance. A better name for it might be the Louisiana Select High School Athletic Association. After Friday’s vote by the Louisiana High School Athletic Association to not only retain the select/non-select playoff format in football but to expand it to baseball, basketball and softball, talk has arisen about private schools completely breaking away from the LHSAA. At least that’s the sentiment of... Keep Reading

LHSAA’s select/non-select playoff format expands beyond football

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  • 1/29/16 12:09pm

Not only will there continue to be nine championship brackets in high school football, starting with the 2016-17 school year, the format will be expanded to include baseball, basketball and softball. That’s the outcome following a vote by Louisiana High School Athletic Association principals at the organization’s meeting Friday in Baton Rouge. By a vote of 182-120, the organization decided to not only continue the select/non-select split in football but... Keep Reading