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The Destrehan Wildcats are back in the state championship game for the third time in seven years. The Wildcats won state titles during their previous two appearances. Destrehan must slow Acadiana’s veer attack to win 5A state title
December 12, 2014 at 11:04 am
The undefeated Destrehan Wildcats will try for their third state championship in seven years when they face off against Acadiana in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on Saturday.

Team members are: Back row (L-R) Coaches Thomas Hines, Loyd Bourgeois and Fernando Chacon. Middle row (L-R) Sage Hines, James Hoyt, Gage Yates, Preston Bourgeois, Rendon Tauzin, Ian Louviere and Alphonse Richard V. Bottom row: Skylar Brassette, Brayden Chacon, Sean Rogers, Jackson Nelson and Avery Spitz. Speed Demons win parish soccer championship
December 12, 2014 at 10:54 am
The Speed Demons won the St. Charles Soccer League’s U10 championship after going undefeated through pool and bracket play.

Bruce McDonald poses with an 11-point he killed eight miles south of Sonora, Texas. Deer hunting in Texas should be on everyone’s bucket list
December 12, 2014 at 10:26 am
For more than 20 years, my brother-in-law Dr. Mike McComb has invited me to hunt deer with a group of Louisiana hunters in Texas. Every year, for unforeseen reasons, I was unable to make the trip.

Destrehan quarterback Kohen Granier scrambles to pick up a first down. Destrehan advances to state title game with win over West Monroe
December 05, 2014 at 9:54 pm
The Destrehan Wildcats stormed out to a 21-3 lead over West Monroe - and held off a second half rally by the Rebels - to punch their ticket to the Class 5A state championship game with a 27-22 win on Friday.

Members of the Hahnville boys’ swim team are: Bottom row (L-R) Coach Elizabeth Basta, Vincent Tamplain, Blaise Wise, Warren Massimini, Joe Foucha and Coach Sarah Grunblatt. Middle row (L-R) Matthew Landry, Seth Mullins, Jay Madden, Austin Burke and Destin Gilbert. Back Row (L-R) Tony Corley and Brice Soignier. Not pictured: Caleb Karling. Hahnville boys’ swim team sets record by finishing fourth in state
December 05, 2014 at 8:17 am
The Hahnville boys’ swim team put on quite a show at the LHSAA championship swim meet, finishing in fourth place to set a school record.

Wildcats must keep Rebel defense  off balance to advance to title game Wildcats must keep Rebel defense off balance to advance to title game
December 05, 2014 at 8:15 am
After grinding out a win over rival Hahnville, the Destrehan Wildcats will face off against West Monroe with a trip to the Class 5A state championship game on the line.

Despite loss, future bright for Hahnville Despite loss, future bright for Hahnville
December 05, 2014 at 8:13 am
Hahnville’s football season ended last Friday with a 24-12 loss to Destrehan in the Class 5A quarterfinals, but preparation for next year began the following Monday, according to Tiger head coach Nick Saltaformaggio.

Destrehan receiver Alfred Smith picks up a first down against Hahnville. Destrehan beats Hahnville to advance to Class 5A semifinals
November 28, 2014 at 9:46 pm
The Destrehan Wildcats are one win away from an appearance in the Class 5A state championship game after beating rival Hahnville 24-12 on Friday.

‘Resiliency’ key for underdog Tigers in rematch with Destrehan ‘Resiliency’ key for underdog Tigers in rematch with Destrehan
November 28, 2014 at 10:29 am
As they did in last week’s matchup against Haughton, Hahnville will need its defense to create turnovers and stop the run if they hope to knock off No. 4 Destrehan on Friday night.

Will Matthews takes a handoff from quarterback Marquise Darensbourg. Wildcats firing on all cylinders entering matchup with Hahnville
November 28, 2014 at 10:24 am
Destrehan made a statement last Friday by thrashing East St. John 68-14, but as soon as the game was over excitement in the community reached a fever pitch with news that the Wildcats would face rival Hahnville in the Class 5A quarterfinals.

Hahnville storms back in fourth quarter to beat Haughton Hahnville storms back in fourth quarter to beat Haughton
November 21, 2014 at 10:36 pm
With Hahnville trailing Haughton 14-13 late in the fourth quarter, linebacker Peyton Robert scooped up a fumble and rumbled into the end zone to give the Tigers their first lead of the game.

Destrehan routs ESJ to advance to quarterfinals Destrehan routs ESJ to advance to quarterfinals
November 21, 2014 at 9:48 pm
The Destrehan Wildcats made a statement Friday night by running all over East St. John in a 68-14 victory. With the win, the Wildcats advance to the quarterfinals of the Class 5A playoffs where they will face parish rival Hahnville.

Destrehan running back Kirk Merritt scores on an 82-yard run in his team’s 54-0 playoff win over Pineville. Dominant Wildcats face familiar foe in second round of playoffs
November 20, 2014 at 1:37 pm
After destroying Pineville in the first round, the Destrehan Wildcats will travel to face a foe that they defeated just three weeks ago – East St. John.

Hahnville takes high-powered offense on long playoff journey Hahnville takes high-powered offense on long playoff journey
November 20, 2014 at 1:27 pm
Coach Nick Saltaformaggio said Hahnville wasn’t trying to send a message, but the Tigers racked up the most points they have all season in a single game, defeating Natchitoches 61-14 to start the Class 5A playoffs last week.

Hahnville dominates on the ground in 1st playoff win Hahnville dominates on the ground in 1st playoff win
November 14, 2014 at 10:17 pm
A viciously cold night could not stop the Tigers from making a heated statement with a 61-14 victory over Natchitoches Central on Friday, Nov. 14.

John Williams scores on a 27-yard touchdown run. Destrehan routs Pineville, moves on to second round
November 14, 2014 at 9:17 pm
The Destrehan Wildcats destroyed Pineville 54-0 on Friday night to cruise past the first round of the Class 5A playoffs.

Mimosa Vipers cruise to parish volleyball championship Mimosa Vipers cruise to parish volleyball championship
November 14, 2014 at 11:11 am
The Mimosa Vipers won the 12 -14-year-old St. Charles Parish volleyball championship.

St. Rose Pirates win  youth fo otball title St. Rose Pirates win youth fo otball title
November 14, 2014 at 11:05 am
The St. Rose Pirates won the 2014 title for their age group.

Wounded vet will be welcomed to Luling with a new house
Wounded vet will be welcomed to Luling with a new house
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Ashton Plantation subdivision should have a new resident by Christmas thanks to Destrehan builder Larry Tyson of Tyson Construction, his family and a few other good Samaritans.