Summer play encourages coach as ‘Cats aim to bounce back

Todd Bourg didn’t quite know what to expect when the coach took his Destrehan basketball team to play some live summer ball, given how many new faces would be in his rotation. Read More...
August 12, 2016 at 9:13 am

Early season schedule to again test Hahnville on gridiron

For the first time in three off-seasons with his team, coach Nick Saltaformaggio's Hahnville Tigers will retain both their offense and defensive systems from the prior season. From that standpoint, the coach believes his team is in better position to hit the ground running in September - in theory. Read More...
August 12, 2016 at 9:11 am

Mathieu’s story one of redemption, success

The Honeybadger may not care — but he sure is rich.Read More...
August 05, 2016 at 9:18 am

Tigers look to make leap

Hahnville volleyball coach Mendi Leboeuf likes what she sees from her Lady Tigers during their summer work. It’s easy to understand why.Read More...
August 05, 2016 at 9:15 am

Ladycats dominate summer ball, cast eye toward a title run

The Destrehan Ladycats basketball team lost just three games, officially, on the basketball court last season. That very low number may not climb next season if the team's summer play gives a glimpse into the future. Read More...
August 05, 2016 at 9:13 am

Otto Candies wraps summer at Legion state tournament

Otto Candies' state championship hopes came to an end last Wednesday with a 3-1 American Legion state tournament loss to Holy Cross-based Ponstein’s at Delgado’s Kirsch-Rooney Stadium. Read More...
August 05, 2016 at 8:39 am

Ellington Orcas impress at swim invitational tournament

The Ellington Orca swim team participated in this year’s River Parishes Invitational: 2016 LEGO and Swim.Read More...
July 29, 2016 at 9:36 am

Tigers retooled during summer league

The bad news for the Hahnville boys basketball team is it will enter something of a retooling phase next season after the graduation of six seniors — only one starter, senior point guard Raylon Hardy, returns. Read More...
July 29, 2016 at 9:32 am

Destrehan receiver Young commits to play at Notre Dame

Destrehan's football team hasn't put together its sterling record by accident or luck, although one of its top performers may be primed to bring the luck of the Irish with him for his senior season.Read More...
July 29, 2016 at 9:27 am

A summer run to be proud of

In the 2016 7U baseball season, the Louisiana Heat of Luling played in 12 USSSA 7uaa tournaments.Read More...
July 22, 2016 at 9:16 am

Golf tourney at Fashion to benefit boy's cancer recovery

The Benefit Golf Tournament for Chad Grosch will take place Saturday, Aug. 20 at Fashion Golf and Country Club in Hahnville, with all proceeds going toward the medical expenses of the 10-year-old Grosch, who is in recovery after undergoing stem cell transplant surgery April 27.Read More...
July 22, 2016 at 9:14 am

State championship the goal for well-rounded Candies squad

Hahnville High School-based Otto Candies has made state tournament runs before during American Legion season. But while Otto Candies has come close to winning the crown a number of times — at one point, the team placed second, second and third in state over a three year span — it has never quite captured that top spot.Read More...
July 22, 2016 at 9:10 am

LeBlanc commits to play at Nicholls State

Hahnville junior shortstop Waylon LeBlanc has set his sights on Nicholls State, where he plans to continue his playing career on the baseball diamond after committing to the Colonels program recently. Read More...
July 15, 2016 at 8:00 am

DHS-based ES&H Wildcats show potential in summer play

Under the banner of the ES&H Wildcats, Destrehan's baseball team returned to American Legion play this summer after playing an independent schedule a year ago, wrapping up their season at the Second District tournament earlier this month. Read More...
July 15, 2016 at 8:00 am

Otto Candies clinches trip to Legion state tournament

Hahnville High School-based Otto Candies is headed to the American Legion state baseball tournament for the fourth time in five years after clinching the Southeast Regional championship with a 5-3 victory over Holy Cross-based Ponstein's Wednesday night. Read More...
July 15, 2016 at 8:00 am

Reed camp wraps at DHS

It was a rare occurrence Thursday at Destrehan High School as Ed Reed’s annual football camp did not feature the presence of Reed himself, but there was a good reason for his absence — the likely one day NFL Hall of Fame safety was headed north following the sudden passing of coaching icon Buddy Ryan. Ryan is the father of Buffalo Bills head coach Rex Ryan, who employs Reed on his staff.Read More...
July 08, 2016 at 8:00 am

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Recalling how 2-year-old Kevin J. "Bubba" Cortez III loved being by the bayou and on the boat with his papa, his parents wept as they emphasized how much they didn't want others to lose a child the way they did.