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Off to college and beyond
January 10, 2007 at 2:05 pm
Player of the Week

This week's Off to College and Beyond Player of the Week is UCLA running back and Luling native Chris Markey who was the Bruins' main offensive weapon in their Emerald Bowl loss to Florida State with 144 yards rushing on 19 carries to go along with 2 receptions.

EAGLE ROAST
January 10, 2007 at 2:02 pm
Well the match has been set. With the Philadelphia Eagles beating the New York Giants 23-20 in the first round of the playoffs, it is the Eagles that will face off against the New Orleans Saints in the Superdome Saturdayat 7 p.m.

In 2007, DU is planning a Gadwall research project across the Gulf Coast of Texas and Louisiana to trap and equip several female grays with satellite transmitters so they can be tracked throughout the winter and spring migration. This pilot research progr Ducks Unlimited expects big turnout at banquet
January 10, 2007 at 1:46 pm
The West St. Charles Chapter of Ducks Unlimited is anticipating a big turnout for their annual banquet and fundraiser to be held Thursday, Jan. 18.

Bye, bye birdies
January 10, 2007 at 1:44 pm
I take you back to Oct. 15 2006. The Philadelphia Eagles came into New Orleans flying high at 4-1 with then-quarterback Donavan McNabb off to a red-hot start.

John Lambert He’s outta here - HHS coach takes new job
January 04, 2007 at 11:40 am
Hahnville High School loses a great coach in John Lambert, who's accepted a plum position at East Ascension as athletic director/head football coach.

Saints GIVE Panthers 31-21 win in ‘a game about nothing’
January 03, 2007 at 1:46 pm
In a game without any postseason implications New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton said he would play this game “smart.” What that meant was that the Saints would rest most of their starters and get healthy and mentally ready to play in two weeks.

This just in ...
December 27, 2006 at 12:21 pm
As we reported to you last week, Hahnville High School star halfback/fullback Jordan Stephany has indeed verbally committed to Tulane University.

A ‘Who Dat’ day, indeed
December 27, 2006 at 12:12 pm
The New York Giants struck quickly as they scored on a 4-play, 67 yard drive due to an Eli Manning 55-yard touchdown pass to wide receiver Plaxico Burress. But that was about all the offensive firepower they were able to muster against a stingy Saints defense last Sunday.

Kristian tees off on T.O.
December 20, 2006 at 12:27 pm
I wish my saliva were worth that much! Terrell Owens or "That Player" as commonly referred to by his head coach Bill Parcells, is at it again.

We lose, no, win!
December 20, 2006 at 12:20 pm
It wasn’t the way the 2006 version of the New Orleans Saints wanted to win the NFC South title, but the loss shouldn’t damper the great accomplishments by Sean Payton and the Saints players this season.

Notes from Hahnville High
December 20, 2006 at 12:16 pm
High school football players from river region had their chance to shine at the 1st Annual River Parishes vs. Bayou Parishes All-Star Game at Nicholls State University, but lost 36-20.

Last year’s Ladycat basketball team was comprised of veteran players and were named the Bi-District Champions and finished the season 6-2. Air Destrehan
December 20, 2006 at 12:11 pm
The Ladycat basketball team is coming off of their third Sweet 16 appearance. Last season with a veteran laden ball club the Ladycats were named Bi-District Champions and made a cameo appearance in the state semi-finals, posting an overall record of 25-8 with a 6-2-district record.

Off to college and beyond
December 13, 2006 at 12:32 pm

Bullock named All-American

Bowling Green running back and DHS grad Chris Bullock was named a third-team Freshman All-American by The Sporting News. He set a new school freshman record with 769 yards rushing this year, leading the team. He also finished the season as the fifth leading freshman rusher in the country.

Saints Rule
December 13, 2006 at 12:19 pm
If you weren’t convinced that the New Orleans Saints are the “ Real Deal” this season, you have to be convinced now after the boys in black and gold dissected the hottest team in the NFC, the Dallas Cowboys (42-17).

Other than a 77-yard touchdown run by Cowboys halfback Julius Jones early in the first quarter, the Saints totally dominated play out on the field.

And credit has to go to the Saints offensive line, quarterback Drew Brees and the best gameplan I have seen this season by a head coach in Sean Payton.

Under little duress most of the game Drew Brees, who grew up in Austin, Texas and was not offered a football scholarship by any of the state’s larger colleges in Texas, put on a show of a lifetime.

Brees completed 26 of his 38 throws for 384 yards and 5 touchdowns. The five touchdowns thrown against the Cowboys were the most ever by an opposing quarterback against Dallas in their 47-year history.Brees spread the football wealth all around hitting 10 different receivers in the 42-17 shellacking of the Cowboys.

The Saints running game also was a vital part of the biggest victory of the season. Deuce McAllister rushed for 111 yards and averaged 5.3 yards per carry, but he was almost overshadowed by the guy that normally is his lead blocker.

Fullback Mike Karney rushed for 1 touchdown and caught 2 passes for scores.

Three touchdowns from a fullback, who would have thought it?

Let’s not forget Reggie Bush in this equation either. The 2005 Heisman trophy winner rushed for 37 yards, averaging 6.2 yards per carry and he also caught 6 passes for 125 yards and 1 score.

It was a total team effort on offense and you have to give plenty of credit to the Saints offensive line who totally dominated the line of scrimmage.

On defense the Saints defense bent a few times, but they did a great job confusing young quarterback Tony Romo who had his worst game of the season completing just 16 of his 33 throws for 249 yards, 1 touchdown and 2 pass interceptions.

Give the Saints secondary a lot of credit for doing a great job controlling the Dallas-trio of Terrell Owens, Terry Glenn and Jason Witten in the receiving department also.

For a football team that was without star receiver Joe Horn and defensive tackle Hollis Thomas for the entire game, and quality starters like Marques Colston, Will Smith and Mark Campbell hobbled with injuries, the Saints had their biggest statement game of the season.

This Saints football club scored 42 points, the most ever on a Bill Parcells-coached team in regulation time and the Saints have now become the new version of “America’s team.”

It was quite a nationally televised showcase for Payton and Brees and the rest of the league had better take notice. The Saints are indeed the “Real Deal.”

The (9-4) New Orleans Saints, who would have believed it …

Kristian is a producer and sports talk show host at The Big 870am/105.3fm WWL New Orleans. Read his column exclusively every week ONLY in the Herald-Guide. Everybody’s STILL talking about the State Football Championships
December 13, 2006 at 12:04 pm
Dreams were shattered and dreams were achieved in the Louisiana High School Football State Championship games.

Off to College...and Beyond
December 06, 2006 at 2:38 pm
This week's Off to College and Beyond Player of the Week is Southern Illinois defensive back and HHS grad Craig Turner who had 11 tackles, 2 pass deflections, a forced fumble, an 18-yard kick return and 13-yard punt return in the Salukis' loss to Montana on Saturday.

Reggie B breakout
December 06, 2006 at 2:34 pm
Ever since the New Orleans Saints selected USC Heisman trophy winning halfback Reggie Bush in the first round of the 2006 draft, all Saints fans have waited for a break-out game for the player Saints wide receiver Joe Horn deemed “Baby Matrix.”

Believe it: SC Catholic CAN whip J.T. Curtis
December 06, 2006 at 2:23 pm
Impossible. It's impossible for St. Charles Catholic to beat J.T Curtis, right? Impossible. Just like it was impossible for UCLA to beat USC this past weekend.

SCP will bill residents $150,000 for ‘free’ dumpster program
SCP will bill residents $150,000 for ‘free’ dumpster program
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Under threat of seeking another attorney general’s opinion on how to recoup $150,000 for dumpsters provided to residents at no charge to remove blighted property, the St. Charles Parish government agreed to bill residents who received the service.