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Rams top McMain; SJH, ESJ capture out-of-state spring game wins

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  • Game Recap
  • Spring Practice
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  • 5/13/17 2:27pm

It may only be spring but it looks like West St. John already has found the latest in the long line of workhorse running backs. Nico Davis powered his way to 149 yards on 20 carries as the Rams defeated McMain 21-8 in West St. John spring game Saturday in Edgard. “We definitely have a next-man-up philosophy here and he’s been tearing it up this spring. Our guys don’t want to tackle... Keep Reading

Second Annual Women’s Wildcat Camp a breeze for participants

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  • Feature Story
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  • 4/29/17 1:28pm

Lori Preston could immediately notice the difference between Saturday’s St. James Wildcat Women’s Football Camp and the inaugural event of a year ago. “It was an awesome camp. It was a great time but it was just firing hot,” Preston said of last year’s event. “This time we have a nice breeze and beautiful day. It makes it much more comfortable to be out here.” ... Keep Reading

Valdez’s Wildcats ‘a bit more crisp’ on opening day of spring drills

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  • Spring Practice
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  • 4/27/17 6:31pm

Things are running a bit more smoothly from a year ago for the start of spring football practice at St. James. “It’s a little bit more in order. By the time I got to spring last year, I was about a month-and-a-half on the job. I know the kids a lot better. We’ve had a chance to plan a lot better and we’ve done a really good job... Keep Reading

Familiar foes greet St. James to open 2017 football season

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  • Schedule Preview
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  • 4/26/17 12:12pm

It seems the St. James Wildcats just can’t wait to take on their rivals. St. James opens the 2017 season at nearby West St. John in Edgard in the annual Railroad Classic before hosting Lutcher and E.D. White. “It’s always good to play those local rivalries,” said St. James coach Robert Valdez. “It’s what the fans want to see. The communities have strong programs. West St.... Keep Reading

Manning addresses local prep coaches on motivation, leadership

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  • Feature Story
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  • 4/24/17 10:14pm

THIBODAUX - With both coaches opening spring practice on Thursday, West St. John’s Brandon Walters and Robert Valdez of St. James will have ample opportunities to motivate their players. The two River Parish coaches got a bit of a head start on the motivational theme as they were on hand to hear Archie Manning speak on the topic of “Motivating the Athlete” on Monday evening at the Wellness Center of the... Keep Reading