Sports




For the love of the game For the love of the game
August 10, 2006 at 12:19 pm
For Wayne Baloney and A.M. Charles, providing an opportunity for young men to play a sport that they love was an easy endeavor. As members of the First Baptist Church of Paradis, these two men, thirteen years ago, made an idea come alive as they established their Annual Christian Basketball Tournament.

Team Louisiana scores big at the National Special Olympics. Team Louisiana shines at National Special Olympics
August 02, 2006 at 11:14 am
In early July, the city of Ames, Iowa landed the role as host for the 2006 National Special Olympic Games, and this first ever event gave many talented athletes the opportunity to become a part of history by representing Louisiana in a variety of competitions.

Montgomery takes to the court at a division I university. Montgomery makes his mark at Samford University
July 19, 2006 at 12:30 pm
Life for Trey Montgomery has changed tremendously since he left the halls of Destrehan High School in May of 2005. His first year at Samford University in Birmingham, Alabama gave him a better opportunity to see what life will require from him to be successful.

D.J. Gilder excepts the gold medal for long jump at the first ever National Special Olympics in Aimes, Iowa. Renaissance man
July 19, 2006 at 12:26 pm
At first glance, Douglas Jeffery Gilder, may appear to be different than everyone else. DJ who was diagnosed with autism at age 2 ˝, does face challenges that most would find hard or impossible to overcome. But this exceptional athlete does not let those challenges stand in his way.

Local track athlete makes his mark Local track athlete makes his mark
July 13, 2006 at 11:59 am
When Avery Sorapuru walked onto Southeastern Louisiana University's track team, “He wasn't very good," said SLU's Head Track Coach Sean Brady.

After starring at Destrehan, now, Amber Eugene is turning heads at Southern Miss. Eugene starts and shines as a freshman
July 13, 2006 at 11:40 am
Amber Eugene is learning how different life is as a college athlete. The 5'7” point guard from St. Rose has just finished her first season as a college basketball player.

Runners young and old get training from Coach Ulysses Frontha, who heads the St. Charles Striders. Running for glory
July 07, 2006 at 10:41 am
The St. Charles Striders are making headlines once again as they are scheduled to leave for the AAU Junior Olympics in Norfolk, Virginia on July 29 and return on August 6. When asked if this trip would be a welcome vacation, Coach Ulysses Frontha said, "It's work for the coaches as usual. The kids are expected to do great in the Junior Olympics."

Devin Candies, Colby Unger, and T.J. Rabalais square off against the Gators Swimming along
July 07, 2006 at 10:33 am
The Mimosa Swim Team traveled to Ormond Country Club to take on their third competitor of the season Wednesday, June 21.

The Mimosa Crush finished second in 13-14 year-old division. 
Crush loses heartbreaker
July 07, 2006 at 10:25 am
The Mimosa Crush, 13-14 year-old Franchise Team coached by Kerry Savoie, were runner up after losing to Mimosa Boudreaux 7-6.

The St. Charles Tornados, above, completed a long journey by winning the state championship. Tornados complete the mission
June 28, 2006 at 2:54 pm
What began in the fall of 1997, with a dramatic finish of a double overtime championship game followed by a sudden death shootout to decide a winner in the boys U-10, St. Charles Parish Soccer Tournament came to a climax this past May of 2006 at the Louisiana State Soccer Championship in Alexandria.

Randy Roth is off to a bang in the minors with 13 homers, 50 RBIs and 19 doubles. Destrehan's Randy Roth makes the parish proud
June 28, 2006 at 2:44 pm
Former Destrehan High School star Randy Roth has been turning heads in the minors.

He learned the essential skills needed for a potential big league career growing up in the parish. Recently, at the Midwest League All-Star game, Roth won the home run derby.

Ormond Country Club Swim Team is in full swing Ormond Country Club Swim Team is in full swing
June 28, 2006 at 2:27 pm
Ormond Country Club swim season is in full swing. The club’s swim team has three more meets before concluding their season with a show down between Ormond and Hill Heights Country Clubs.

New head coach enthusiastic about summer swim season New head coach enthusiastic about summer swim season
June 22, 2006 at 11:01 am
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. Head Coach, Nicole Matherne, says despite their recent losses she is happy with the progress of her swimmers. "We have lost our first two meets but the kids are improving with every practice and every meet. And that is what is important to me," said Matherne.

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.

Destrehan runs over Central Lafourche, 42-7
Destrehan runs over Central Lafourche, 42-7
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Destrehan used its powerful ground attack to cruise past Central Lafourche 42-7 on Friday.