Sports




Youngsters tee-off in area youth baseball this month. A Field of Dreams
May 03, 2006 at 11:22 am
It is that time of year again when our young children will begin to discover their field of dreams.

Alex Waltz, now 15, has loved the game of baseball since the age of two. “He started with a plastic Coke bottle as his bat and the cap to the bottle as his ball,” said his mother Shannon Waltz. “He loves the game; he has a passion for the game,” adding that the Booster Club has allowed his dream to become a reality at a young age.

Hahnville Girls win their second title in a row. Hahnville Boys' and Girls' Track win district
April 26, 2006 at 11:52 am
At the district track meet, Hahnville High School swept the competition, winning both the girls and boys overall titles.

Hahnville’s Luke Savoie squeezes home for one of the 14 runs scored by his team Thursday. Photo by Ellis Alexander Tigers sweep the pair and the title
April 26, 2006 at 11:23 am
In both rivalry games against Destrehan, Hahnville's program of excellence won them the rightful title of District 5-5A Champions. In their game on Thursday, Hahnville beat Destrehan 14-10. On Saturday, Hahnville took their second victory against Destrehan with a win of 2-0.

DHS to take on HHS this week in baseball DHS to take on HHS this week in baseball
April 19, 2006 at 12:16 pm
The Destrehan High School Wildcat Baseball Team started the season 9-0. After a few losses their current record is 17-7, managing to secure their place in the district tournament. This year will be the team's fifth trip to the state tournament.

COBY BROUSSARD led the hit parade with Hahnville’s only homerun in the 15-0 rout. Tigers slaughter Patriots
April 19, 2006 at 12:14 pm
When baseball fans walked into the gates of the Hahnville Baseball Field, etched on the board were the words “Welcome to Hanhville Baseball: The Program of Excellence.”

Delmus Stewart unloads a shotput. Hahnville Boys and Girls run into first
April 19, 2006 at 12:11 pm
Destrehan hosted their annual Invitational on April 13. The participating teams, including Destrehan. were East St. John, McMain, Hahnville, Higgins and West St. John.

Team shines as they prepare to compete for the district title Team shines as they prepare to compete for the district title
April 12, 2006 at 11:39 am
With the distractions of Summer and Spring, the Hahnville Softball squad still managed to secure their place in the district playoffs. "One challenge that faces me as a coach is keeping the kids focused on softball when Spring is here and it brings on many other activities that seem to take precedent over winning games," said Kenneth Vial, Hahnville’s Head Coach.

Hahnville Coach Robicheaux leads the Lady Tigers during a timeout. All-district girls’ hoops team named
April 12, 2006 at 11:32 am
The All-District team was announced for area girls' basketball and several girls from Hahnville and Destrehan made the team, an indicator of the success each had this year.

Chatman,an Ama native, led the Tigers to the second Final Four during the tenure. Pokey Chatman looks back and forward
April 05, 2006 at 3:07 pm
While events this weekend proved disappointing for the Lady Tigers, Ama's native daughter, Dana "Pokey" Chatman discussed the long road to success she has travelled, coming a long way since her days of Biddy Basketball.

TOUGH COMPETITION - The 2006 Valero United Way Bridge Run drew competetive runners from New Orleans and surrounding areas. Altitude challenge draws record crowd
April 05, 2006 at 2:40 pm
Record crowds came out on April 1 to watch or participate in this year's Valero/United Way Bridge Run/Walk.

Participants were rewarded at the end with fabulous food and drink and live music as well as entertainment for the kids.

Arthur Gassen, Jr. prepares for the Bridge Run this Saturday by running on the Mississippi River Levee. Luling couple runs for the ages
March 29, 2006 at 1:25 pm
This weekend during the Valero's United Way Bridge Run/Walk two familiar faces will be competing in the 70 and over age group, Amelia and Arthur Gassen. At 78 and 81 respectively, these two have climbed Hale Boggs Bridge numerous times, with Arthur winning the event several times.

Patrick Brice of the U-12 Patriots prepares to defend the ball. Recreation Spring soccer in full bloom
March 29, 2006 at 1:23 pm
Spring Recreation Soccer is in full swing and over 100 girls and boys in St. Charles Parish are participating. This pass weekend, three of the teams traveled to Baton Rouge to represent St. Charles Parish in the Red Stick Tournament. Those teams are the U-19 boys-Tornadoes, U-13 boys-United and the U-12 boys- Patriots.

Russel Schexnayder keeps the ball in play to win the match. Destrehan Tennis has high hopes
March 29, 2006 at 1:07 pm
The boys and girl tennis teams at Destrehan High School are expecting some great things this year. Because of Hurricane Katrina, the girls and boys teams have only one team in their district. They are scheduled to play Hahnville on Friday.

Local girls dominate all-district team
March 22, 2006 at 1:31 pm
The All-District team was released for girls' soccer and plenty of talent represented the area.

On the first team for Hahnville High School, senior midfielder Rachel Byrd, sophomore midfielder Samantha May, sophomore striker Ashley Eusea, junior goalie Megan Waters and freshman defender Raven Scott were named, with offensive juggernaut, Eusea named offensive MVP for scoring 38 goals this season.

4x100 Hahnville Girls’ Track Team won first place in the Don Raymond Relays. Hahnville's track: the sky is the limit
March 22, 2006 at 1:26 pm
The Don Raymond Relays certainly is a place to find good talent in track and field. High schools from the surrounding areas participated on Friday at Hahnville High School. However, for the Hahnville girls and boys team, winning was not an option but a plan. They both successfully took first place in the Don Raymond Relays.


Hahnville hosts Don Raymond Relays
March 15, 2006 at 2:18 pm
On March 17, high schools from around the region will descend on Hahnville High School for the Don Raymond Relays. Beginning at 3 p.m., girls and boys will be participating in the track and field event. Throwing events, such as discus and javelin, and field events, such as long jump, start at 3 p.m., with running events beginning at 5 p.m.

Local soccer stars named
March 15, 2006 at 2:17 pm
The 2006 All-District team was named and several local athletes were standouts on the list.

For Destrehan High School, forward Donald DeLatte, midfielders Justin Weyenberg and Robbie Anderson, defender T.J Favaloro and goalkeeper Chris Tyree were named first team.

Lady Wildcats ready to roll Lady Wildcats ready to roll
March 15, 2006 at 2:14 pm
Make adjustments not excuses-this is the trademark that can be found rippling through the Destrehan Lady Wildcats softball team. As Coach Russell Shaw enters his second year, he is looking forward to winning district again and another chance at the state title.

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