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40 athletes graduate from Southeastern

From Staff Reports
HAMMOND -- A total of 40 members of the Southeastern Athletics family were among the over 1,000 graduates who had degrees conferred at the university's commencement exercises Saturday in the University . . .


Fast start leads Holden over Springfield


THROUGH TRAFFIC -- Springfield's Alex Brown (4) makes her way to the basket with two Holden defenders in pursuit. Brown led Springfield with 17 points.

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The Holden Lady Rockets started the game fast and put Springfield in a hole early that was too deep to climb out of leading to Holden picking up its fifth win of the season in a 67-36 victory over the Lady Bulldogs on . . .


Prep Basketball schedule for the week

Prep basketball schedule for week
All times, dates and opponents are up to date according to the LHSAA's online database.
Girls Basketball
Tuesday, Dec. 11
Amite at Mandeville at 7 p.m.
Albany at St. Joseph's Academy at 6 p.m. . . .


Photos from the state championships


Photo by Tee Wheeler

TAKEDOWN -- A group of Amite defenders take down a Welsh player. Pictured: Larry Woolridge (90), Qadry Jackson (1), Qabry Jackson (13) and Devonta Lee (7).



Finish, finish, finish


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LOCKDOWN -- Amite cornerback and wide receiver Kyle Maxwell lines up against a Welsh wide receiver Friday. Maxwell announced his commitment to Louisiana Tech in August.



Amite's Kyle Maxwell had one thought on his mind at the beginning of the year that persisted to the end of the season. He wanted to end his career on top.
On Friday, Dec. 7, the Warriors and Maxwell ended with a Class 2A state . . .


DROUGHT OVER


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CAUSE FOR CELEBRATION -- Amite center Dakota Cox lifts Cam Henderson after Henderson's second touchdown of the night Friday. The Warriors scored five touchdowns through the air in the 47-20 win over Welsh.



A road that the Amite Warriors started down in 2004 ended Friday with a 47-20 win over Welsh in the Class 2A state championship.
Amite coach Zeph Powell listed off the pitfalls the Warriors faced in those 14 years: Missed . . .


Amite's Gilmore named game MVP


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CAREER NIGHT -- Amite coach Hank Singleton hugs quarterback Amani Gilmore after the Warriors' state title victory Friday. Gilmore threw for five touchdowns and ran for another in the 47-20 win.



After sitting out a year when he transferred to Amite as a junior, Amani Gilmore is a state champion and was the MVP of the game. Gilmore completed 11-of-17 passes for 286 yards and five touchdowns. He also rushed for 80 yards . . .