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When Daddy let me drive

By David Mosesso "Outdoor Exposure"
I was driving down the road the other day and a song came on the radio that always makes me think of my dad. With Father's Day being today, I dug up one of my favorite columns that I wrote . . .


Catalano hired as STA head baseball coach and advancement director


Familiar face, new coach- Cole Catalano watches St. Thomas Aquinas play from the dugout while he was an assistant for the Falcons. Catalano was announced as the STA head baseball coach after being away from the school for a year while he served as Hammond High's head coach.

Photo by Gary Lee



From Staff Reports
St. Thomas Aquinas Regional Catholic High School has selected Cole Catalano as the next Head Baseball Coach. This will be Catalano's third stint with the STA baseball program. Catalano was a non-faculty coach . . .






FIRST BIG ONE
Photo courtesy of Brandy Lamonte
Colton Kinchen, 7-years-old, catches his first big perch on the Tangipahoa . . .


Local players land on All-District teams


STATE SLUGGING - Kentwood's Bryce Cooper follows through on a hit in the Kangaroos' state championship contest. Cooper was named to his district's second team as a utility player.

Caleb Lay/Daily Star



The All-District teams for districts 7-3A, 10-2A, 6-1A came out and local players were scattered all over them.
In District 7-3A, Loranger placed four players on the first team and five on the second team, Albany placed five on . . .


Roadrunners compete in Governors Games

From Staff Reports
The Southeast Louisiana Roadrunners (SELRR) girls summer track team posted a second place, while the boys team had a fifth-place team finish in Saturday's 2019 Governors Games held at Tad Gormey Stadium in New . . .


Tornado warning in China




Photo courtesy of Spring Weary
PLAYING OVERSEAS -- Hammond's Giovanni Weary-Lee is playing professional basketball in China for a USA International team. Lee graduated from Hammond High in 2014 and attended Southern University at . . .


Gaconi named Southland Student-Athlete of the Year


Photo courtesy of the Southland Conference

SOUTHLAND PLAYER OF THE YEAR -- Southeastern's Corey Gaconi pitches in the Lions last contest of the season.



From SLU Staff Reports
Led by Student-Athlete of the Year Corey Gaconi, Southeastern Louisiana placed a league-high five student-athletes on the Southland Conference All-Academic Baseball Teams, which the league office released . . .


Miley leads Astros to shutout of O's


AP Photo/Michael Wyke

SCORELESS START ­-- Houston Astros starting pitcher Wade Miley throws against the Baltimore Orioles during the first inning of Sunday's game in Houston. The Loranger-native held Orioles scoreless through six innings as the Astros shut out Orioles on Sunday.



By KRISTIE RIEKEN Associated Press
HOUSTON -- Yordan Alvarez hit a two-run homer in his major league debut, Wade Miley pitched into the seventh inning and the Houston Astros beat the Baltimore Orioles 4-0 on Sunday.
The . . .


Tigers drop first game to FSU


AP Photo/Gerald Herbert

SCORING SINGLE -- LSU's Brandt Broussard (16) hits an RBI-single, scoring Daniel Cabrera in the second inning of Game 1 against Florida State in the super regional tournament in Baton Rouge Saturday.



From Staff Reports
Florida State used 10 walks to go with two home runs by Reese Albert to overcome a 4-0 deficit and defeat the Tigers, 6-4, in game 1 of the NCAA Super Regional series on Saturday, June 9.
Despite losing starter . . .


Mendoza lifts FSU past LSU


AP Photo/Gerald Herbert

LEAVING IT ALL ON THE FIELD -- LSU infielder Josh Smith (4) leaps in vain for a single to center field by Florida State's Mike Salvatore in the second inning of Game 2 of the super regional tournament in Baton Rouge Sunday.



By BRETT MARTEL Associated Press
Florida State's 75-year-old head coach, Mike Martin, was in pain and enjoying every moment of it.
A celebratory bear hug from trainer Brandon Stone felt like it "had broken five of my ribs," said . . .


STA's Blanchard named All-State

The Louisiana Sports Writers Association released its Class 2A All-State team on Sunday and St. Thomas Aquinas' John Blanchard was selected to the team as a utility player.
Blanchard went 8-1 from the mound this season with a . . .


SLU quartet selected to All-Louisiana Team

From SLU Staff Reports
Four of the Southeastern Louisiana softball team's standouts represented the Lady Lions on the 2019 Louisiana Sports Writers Association All-Louisiana Collegiate Softball Team, which were released Sunday . . .