Sports




Jordan Brown is patiently weighing his options of playing professional baseball. Brown selected by Braves
June 22, 2006 at 10:42 am
St. Charles Parish continues to produce some of the best players in the state. Shining at the collegiate and sometimes professional levels, Hanhville and Destrehan remain hotbeds of great baseball athletes.

This year is no different.

The 2006 Hill Heights Country Club Hurricane Swim team, pictured with Head Coach Nicole Matherne (sitting at right) and her Assistant Coach, Kristen Laurent (sitting at left). New Head Coach enthusiastic about summer swim season
June 21, 2006 at 12:44 pm
With summer in full swing, Hill Heights Country Club's swim team, the Hurricanes, are hard at work practicing, swimming and competing at local swim meets.

Swim team hopes to rebound after recent loss Swim team hopes to rebound after recent loss
June 14, 2006 at 11:52 am
Following their recent loss to Bellemeade Country Club, 589-398, Willowdale Swim Team Head Coach, Carroll Bohnsack hopes to rebound and take the win against the Southern Yacht Club next Wednesday. "We had a tough time with our first loss, but we are striving to win our future meets," said the head coach.

(Right) Dayton Bordelon placed fifth in BFI Tournament. Bordelon hopes to play in college and the pros. Bordelon strives for excellence
June 14, 2006 at 11:47 am
Dayton Bordelon, a 17 year- old golfer from Hahnville High School, is keeping his dream of playing at the college level, possibly professionally, alive by playing competively during the summer.

For 4 seasons, Southard led the Tulane Green Wave, on and off the field. Southard drafted by Cardinals
June 14, 2006 at 11:45 am
Luling native Nathan Southard made the jump this week that few, if any, ever get to make. The St. Louis Cardinals selected him in the Major League Baseball Draft. Although he was selected in the 17th round of the draft, Southard's prowess at Tulane University proved more than adequate to make the large leap to the pros.

Track team sprints into summer Track team sprints into summer
June 07, 2006 at 3:17 pm
The St. Charles Striders, a summer track team known to produce national champs such as Jaii Scott, long jump; Chris Richards, long jump, triple jump, 100 and 200 meters; Traun Smith, triple jump; and Jarvis Harris, triple jump.

Caleb Madere takes a heavy cut at the ball. Legion ball is a hit
June 07, 2006 at 3:05 pm
Although area high schools have recently let out and ending the baseball seasons for the Hahnville and Destrehan, summer is baseball is in full swing, as American Legion Baseball kicks off this week in St. Charles Parish.

Courtney Western prepares to fire one across the plate. Hurricanes Girls Softball team in high gear
June 07, 2006 at 3:02 pm
In an effort to give girls a chance to play competitive softball outside of school and the recreation department, Kenneth Vial, head girls softball coach at Hahnville High School, gathered a handful of local girls and created a competitive softball team called the St. Charles Hurricanes.

Ryan Burks, Rycars Construction, takes a free throw. Photo by Pat Smith Hoops not just for kids
May 31, 2006 at 2:44 pm
St. Charles Parish has an Industrial Basketball League that provides opportunities for men for fellowship with their colleagues while doing one of their favorite past times.

Reginald Lumar leaves behind a great career at Hahnville High. Lumar signs with Bossier
May 31, 2006 at 2:40 pm
Graduating May 18, Reginald R. Lumar is ready for the next phase of his journey. His decision to accept a full basketball scholarship to Bossier Parish Community College in Bossier, Louisiana is just the beginning that he is very excited about.

Fishing for a cure Fishing for a cure
May 31, 2006 at 2:19 pm
Luling resident Sherman Horn is a lucky man.

First he bought a winning raffle ticket, but, as the winner of St. Charles Parish Relay for Life charter fishing trip, Horn picked the perfect day to cash it.

America’s Pastime is alive and well almost every night during the summer at local ballparks. Recreation summer baseball games in full swing
May 24, 2006 at 12:54 pm
The recreation department's summer baseball teams are already busy hitting home runs, and sliding into bases. "We are on our 8th game this week," said Robert Brown of the St. Charles Recreation Department. The recreation department offers competitive baseball teams for residents between the ages of 5 and 18 years-old.

Dawan Landry has left a trail of stars behind him, from the Hahnville High School to Georgia Tech, and, finally, to the roster of the Baltimore Ravens. Landry goes in 5th round
May 24, 2006 at 12:49 pm
St. Charles Parish continues to produce world-class athletes, and at the recent National Football League Draft that became even more evident, as former Hahnville High School Quarterback Dawan Landry made the jump to the National Football League following a standout career at Georgia Tech. Taken in the fifth round, Landry was selected 146 overall.

Destrehan Seniors pose with family as they celebrate the end of their high school baseball years. Wildcats closeout season
May 17, 2006 at 2:46 pm
With the loss of several leading players from last year, the Destrehan Wildcats managed to complete their season taking second in the district. They entered into the playoffs tackling one game at a time.

Senior Aaron Loup took the loss against Jesuit. Hahnville runs out of steam in quarterfinals
May 17, 2006 at 2:37 pm
Coach Frank Cazeaux had announced his intention to step down as head coach earlier in season. Instead of miracle run through the state baseball tournament, Cazeaux and the Tiger's were sent home via the Jesuit Blue Jays.

Chelsey Flores, MVP of district DHS and HHS make mark on Girls’ All-District Softball Team
May 17, 2006 at 2:31 pm
Hahnville High School's Girls’ Softball Team finished first in the district this past season with Destrehan High School's Girls’ Softball Team coming in at a very close second. Both teams shined during the regular season and several students from each school have been chosen to represent their teams in the 2006 All-District Girls’ Softball Team.

Junior Levi Gruwell followed his brothers’ love of wresting to success. Hahnville High School wrestler wins state championships
May 10, 2006 at 12:40 pm
Winner of 171 lb. weight class at the state finals, Levi Gruwell began his competitive wrestling career when he won the Junior Wrestling State Championships at age eight. From there he grew into a victorious wrestler, competing this past year at the State Wrestling Championships on February 17 and 18 at the Ponchatrain Center in Kenner and wrestling his way to number one in his weight class."

Coach Ron Cantrelle and Athletic Director Willie Wise accept the team trophy. Hahnville falls short at state golf tournament
May 10, 2006 at 12:39 pm
After a dominating year, Hahnville High School Boys' Golf Team traveled to Shreveport to defend their state title. Held at Olde Oaks Golf Club, the tournament was a multiple day event against the finest golfers in Louisiana.

Jobs on the line following housing fiasco
Jobs on the line following housing fiasco
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The chairwoman of the St. Charles Parish Housing Authority said that no one’s job is safe after an audit revealed that more than $600,000 in housing payments were processed without verifying the income of those receiving the money.