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Sac-a- lait spawning time


Photo courtesy Todd Oalman

BASS FISHING -- Broxton McCrory, a second grader at Holy Ghost, is shown with a bass that he recently caught while fishing with his dad. Proud parents are Phil and Ashley McCrory of Ponchatoula.



By Todd Oalman
Crappie, white perch, or sac-a-lait, all the same fish but a different name depending on what part of the state you reside in.
Crappie is a catch-all term referring to both the white and black varieties of this . . .


Thursday's girls basketball scores

By The Associated Press
Class 1A
B.T. Washington 61, West St. John 50
Delhi 76, Jonesboro-Hodge 71
East Iberville 48, Haynesville 25
Elton 88, Tensas 87
Class 2A
Mansfield 64, Lake Arthur 47
North Caddo 63, Amite 53
Rayville 69, . . .


Weekend edition means more comprehensive coverage

If you're reading this, I hope you know that this is the new weekend edition The Daily Star will run every Saturday instead of running a Saturday paper and a Sunday paper. If you didn't know that, then now you do.
I've fielded . . .


Tors, Owls have shootout down in 'Da Parish'


HOMERS - Hammond's Savanna Smith (left) and Zoe Foil (right) pose for a photo with their home run balls.

Photo courtesy of Matthew Greer



By Matthew Greer
Despite the inclement weather, the Hammond Lady Tors (0-1) softball team traveled to Chalmette to take on the Lady Owls (1-0) on their post-Katrina turf field.
The two teams have split victories over the last . . .


Softball signing




Photo courtesy of Trey Willie
Softball signing
Ponchatoula's Sophia Nuzzolillo signed her letter of intent to play softball for Spring . . .


SLU heads to Texas to play Abilene Christian

From SLU Staff Reports
ABILENE, Texas -- The reigning Southland Conference Champion Southeastern Louisiana men's basketball team continues a two-game road trip when they face Abilene Christian today at 3:30 p.m. at Moody . . .


Lady Lions travel to confront ACU

From SLU Staff Reports
HAMMOND -- The Southeastern Louisiana women's basketball team will be back on the road today, traveling to Abilene Christian for a 1 p.m. Southland Conference contest at Moody Coliseum.
The contest between . . .


STA beats Salmen to improve to 2-0




BLANCHARD CELEBRATES A DINGER -- The Saint Thomas Aquinas Falcons rallied from an early 2-0 deficit to score a 7-5 win over Salmen in Northshore Tournament action Friday. Junior John Blanchard (16) smacked a two-run dinger as the . . .


Ponchatoula advances to 2nd round


Caleb Lay/Daily Star

TO THE HOOP - Ponchatoula's TJ Finley (24) drives by the Alexandria defense to attack the rim in the Green Wave's first round playoff win.



It was a hard-fought contest but the Green Wave of Ponchatoula prevailed in their first round playoff game, beating Alexandria 50-44 on Friday, Feb. 22.
Ponchatoula got off to a good start when TJ Finley hit a deep 3-pointer in . . .


Southeastern hosts former CWS Cinderella

From SLU Staff Reports
HAMMOND -- Southeastern Louisiana hosts Stony Brook, the former College World Series Cinderella, in a three-game, nonconference series this weekend at Pat Kenelly Diamond at Alumni Field.
Games between . . .


Defense wins championships




Photo submitted by Staff Reports
Defense wins championships
St. Thomas Aquinas' Jaylyn James (center) and Caroline Ingraffia (right) apply pressure on a Dunham player in the first half of Thursday's Division III quarterfinal . . .


Loranger clinches Marsh Madness berth


Photo by Jim Henderson

ABOVE THE RIM -- Loranger head coach Sean Shields celebrates his team's quarterfinal win by cutting down the nets.



By Jim Henderson
With a trip to the state high school basketball tournament on the line, the Loranger Lady Wolves will make its second consecutive appearance after defeating the No. 24 seeded Madison Parish Lady Jaguars 70-37 in . . .


Basketball: District 7-3A All District teams honors


Caleb Lay/Daily Star

MVP - Loranger's Jamya Mingo-Young (4, in black) drives along the baseline. Young was named the MVP of District 7-3A.



From Staff Reports
Girls 7-3A All-District Team
MVP: J'Mya Mingo- Young Sr Loranger
1st TEAM:
Camryn Woods Sr Albany
Lulu Hookfin Jr Loranger
Ivy Carr Sr Loranger
Tykayla Roberston Jr Sumner
2nd TEAM:
Kiana Foster Sr . . .


STA and Holy Ghost win national championships


Photo courtesy of Grace Gambel

JUNIOR HIGH CHAMPS -- Holy Ghost Cheerleaders win 2 coveted white jackets by placing first in both their Game Day and Worlds Competition. Pictured from left to right: Front Row: Coach Laureen DiGionanni, KatiRose Hoover, Audrey Delatte, Hailey Gauff, Sophia Pray, Elisabeth Mollega. Rickie Matheu, Brenley Cothern, Allie Landry and Coach Krislyn Kerr. Back Row: Caroline Durnin, Kayla Nash, Carly Bourgeois, Katherine Abdalla, Nola Mull, Gracelyn Navarra, Blayre Tallo, Julia Bouffard, Lilly Kael and Mia Labourdette.



From Staff Reports
From Staff Reports
In Orlando last week the St. Thomas Aquinas and Holy Ghost Cheerleaders put Hammond, Louisiana on the map by bringing home gold medals and white jackets by placing first in the United . . .


Hot shooting leads New Orleans past Southeastern

From Staff Reports
Coming off a big 88-52 win over McNeese where it looked like the Lions could do no wrong, Southeastern wound up on looking anemic on the defensive end as Bryson Robinson scored 23 points for New Orleans as the . . .


SLU ready for critical road game at UNO

From SLU Staff Reports
NEW ORLEANS -- The reigning Southland Conference Champion Southeastern Louisiana men's basketball team heads to the Crescent City Wednesday night to face the University of New Orleans at 7 p.m. at Lakefront . . .


Falcons hold off rally by Hammond


Photo by Gary Lee

SENIORS COLLIDE -- Hammond senior catcher Ashton Dupuy tags out Saint Thomas Aquinas senior Brock Barringer in Monday's cross-town showdown won by the Falcons 6-5.



From Staff Reports
HAMMOND " The Saint Thomas Aquinas Falcons took a 6-2 lead into the final half of the seventh inning but had to survive a late rally by the Hammond High Tornadoes to secure a 6-5 win. Hammond scored three runs . . .






Photo by Gary Lee
Hammond High Magnet officially retired the baseball jersey (#4) of former baseball and football player Jon Michael Williams, a 2011 graduate who passed away last year. Former teammates, coaches and fans came out . . .


SLU welcomes New Orleans for Play4Kay Game

From SLU Staff Reports
HAMMOND -- The Southeastern Louisiana women's basketball team will dedicate its 7 p.m. Southland Conference contest versus New Orleans on Wednesday in the University Center to the fight against cancer by . . .


Boys basketball brackets unveiled

The LHSAA released the boys basketball playoff brackets on Monday, Feb. 18. More of the local high school teams made the postseason this year, with Albany, Hammond and Loranger all earning postseason bids after missing out last . . .


No. 1 LSU rallies past Lions for 6-5 victory

From SLU Staff Reports
LSU's Brock Mathis' run-scoring single in the bottom of the eighth inning proved the game-winner, as the No. 1 Tigers bested Southeastern Louisiana, 6-5, in non-conference baseball action Tuesday evening at . . .


Lady Wolves advance to quarterfinals with win

By Jim Henderson
The No. 1 seeded Loranger Lady Wolves continued their trek to defend its Class 3A championship after whipping No. 16 Westlake 72-52 in a Class 3A regional played at the LHS gym.
The victory was the 10th in a row . . .