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Fishing for Frankie finds success

A record 44 boats braved the elements August 23, to fish the 8th Annual Fishing for Frankie Memorial Bass Tournament at the old Somme’s Marina in Des Allemands. Cash prizes were given for 8 places with 1st, 2nd, 3rd place winners and the biggest bass winner receiving plaques in addition to cash winnings. Read More...
August 26 at 8:00 am
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Charging ahead: Wildcats travel to Lutcher for jamboree

Destrehan attempts to avenge its 2015 jamboree loss to Lutcher Friday night as the Wildcats travel to face the Bulldogs in this year’s chapter of the annual exhibition, set to begin Friday night at 6 p.m.Read More...
August 26 at 8:00 am
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Tigers size up major test at home against Jesuit

Hahnville coach Nick Saltaformaggio remembers a struggle last year against Jesuit, which left Hahnville with a 17-0 defeat in 2015 jamboree fare. It’s a night he isn’t keen on seeing repeated as his Tigers prepare to host the Blue Jays once again this season Thursday night—junior varsity kickoff is set for 6 p.m. with the varsity to follow. Read More...
August 25 at 1:20 pm
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Recalling a classic win by unbeaten champs

For the next couple of columns, I’d like to turn back the clock and reminisce about a pair of the most memorable prep football games I’ve had the opportunity to cover, one of them featuring the Hahnville Tigers and one featuring the Destrehan Wildcats, which is where we begin today: we go back to October of 2007 as the eventual undefeated 5A champions hosted East St. John.Read More...
August 19 at 8:00 am
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Travel team teammates early commits to Division I softball

Sarah VanEtta, Sarah Boquet and Gina Escude all attend different schools, but the trio of local girls have shown plenty of talent as teammates on the Louisiana Voodoo travel softball team — and that hasn’t gone unnoticed at the next level. Read More...
August 19 at 8:00 am
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Early home games could be big for Wildcats’ new starters

Early on this fall, Destrehan fans won’t generally have to go far to see their Wildcats take the gridiron.Read More...
August 19 at 8:00 am
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Fishing for Frankie set for 8th run of tourney

Eight years ago, a fishing tournament was established to help Luling’s Frankie Champagne during his battle with cancer. Champagne has since passed — the same cannot be said of his name, his memory and the things he stood for.Read More...
August 12 at 9:18 am
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Summer play encourages coach as ‘Cats aim to bounce back

Todd Bourg didn’t quite know what to expect when the coach took his Destrehan basketball team to play some live summer ball, given how many new faces would be in his rotation. Read More...
August 12 at 9:13 am
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Early season schedule to again test Hahnville on gridiron

For the first time in three off-seasons with his team, coach Nick Saltaformaggio's Hahnville Tigers will retain both their offense and defensive systems from the prior season. From that standpoint, the coach believes his team is in better position to hit the ground running in September - in theory. Read More...
August 12 at 9:11 am
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Mathieu’s story one of redemption, success

The Honeybadger may not care — but he sure is rich.Read More...
August 05 at 9:18 am
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Tigers look to make leap

Hahnville volleyball coach Mendi Leboeuf likes what she sees from her Lady Tigers during their summer work. It’s easy to understand why.Read More...
August 05 at 9:15 am
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Ladycats dominate summer ball, cast eye toward a title run

The Destrehan Ladycats basketball team lost just three games, officially, on the basketball court last season. That very low number may not climb next season if the team's summer play gives a glimpse into the future. Read More...
August 05 at 9:13 am
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Otto Candies wraps summer at Legion state tournament

Otto Candies' state championship hopes came to an end last Wednesday with a 3-1 American Legion state tournament loss to Holy Cross-based Ponstein’s at Delgado’s Kirsch-Rooney Stadium. Read More...
August 05 at 8:39 am
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Ellington Orcas impress at swim invitational tournament

The Ellington Orca swim team participated in this year’s River Parishes Invitational: 2016 LEGO and Swim.Read More...
July 29 at 9:36 am
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Tigers retooled during summer league

The bad news for the Hahnville boys basketball team is it will enter something of a retooling phase next season after the graduation of six seniors — only one starter, senior point guard Raylon Hardy, returns. Read More...
July 29 at 9:32 am
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Destrehan receiver Young commits to play at Notre Dame

Destrehan's football team hasn't put together its sterling record by accident or luck, although one of its top performers may be primed to bring the luck of the Irish with him for his senior season.Read More...
July 29 at 9:27 am
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St. Charles Parish mobilizes help for flood victims
St. Charles Parish mobilizes help for flood victims
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St. Charles Parish volunteers and organization quickly started mobilizing efforts to assist victims Monday when word spread of Louisiana’s record flood waters leaving thousands of people and their pets without a home, food and even water.