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Hammond hopes to take next step

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PERFECT PITCH -- Hammond quarterback Ryan Roberts (18) pitches the ball to Edward Ratcliff (3).



With Hammond's shutout 24-0 victory over Salmen last week, the Tors have a record above .500 for the first time since 2010. Hammond High's head football coach, Steve Jones, said the wins shouldn't be a shock though because they're in the middle of a pretty good str . . . more »

   

Sumner travels to Mississippi

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IN THE END ZONE -- Jewel Sumner's Maleke Evans finds his way between two Kentwood defenders for a touchdown. Sumner travels to Magnolia, Miss., for their Week 4 matchup.



The hardest part of their schedule behind them, Jewel Sumner will travel to Magnolia, Mississippi, for their Week 4 contest against South Pike (MS), with the hopes of keeping their momentum rolling in the right direction.
It won't be so easy, though. The Eagles hav . . . more »

   

Ponchatoula prepared for start of district slate

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FAKE HANDOFF -- TJ Finley fakes a handoff to Jack Smith during the Green Waves' Week 3 game against Loranger. Ponchatoula visits Covington Friday.



Ponchatoula's first three games have set the stage for the district schedule that starts tonight when the Green Wave travel to Covington.
"We found out a little about ourselves," Tierney said. "We were decent against Barbe, who's a really good team, but we know we . . . more »

   

Loranger best Lady Warriors in 3 sets

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UP AND OVER -- Amite's Tyceunte Varnado tries to get the ball past Loranger's Kassidy Bailey. The Lady Wolves won in three sets Thursday.



A three-set win against Amite marked the third win in four games for the Loranger Lady Wolves, after dropping their first five matches to begin the season.
Loranger (3-6) made quick work of the Lady Warriors (3-7) in the first set, winning 25-9. They had a bit tou . . . more »

   

Amite, Indy open district play against each other

Two Tangipahoa will clash for the start of district play tonight when the Independence Tigers travel to Amite.
The game is the first of the season in District 9-2A for the two schools.
Independence head coach Scott Shaffett was hired in July and hasn't had as much . . . more »

   

STA looking for a rebound following tough third week

In regards to their 63-7 loss to Catholic-New Iberia that forced the Falcons into a sub-.500 record, St. Thomas Aquinas coach Randell Legette has put it in the rearview mirror.
The good news for Legette: The road ahead looks much more friendly.
The Falcons host Po . . . more »

   

Coming off upset, Southeastern looks to Louisiana Tech

Coming off a last-second upset win over then-No. 7 Auburn, LSU coach Ed Orgeron's hot seat seems to be a little cooler after the Tigers' meteoric rise through the college football rankings.
Orgeron and Co. won't have their toughest test of the year in Week 4 when . . . more »

   

Sports Briefs

Southeastern landsSt. Paul's senior
2019 St. Paul's defensive back Robert Buquoi announced his commitment to Southeastern Louisiana University late Monday via Twitter.
Buquoi, a 6-foot-3, 196-pound free safety, was offered Aug. 12 by the Lions. "Thanks to all of my . . . more »

   

STA extends win streak to six games

HANDS UP - Kansas Johnson (14) and Tabby Lobell jump for the block during Tuesday's game against St. Thomas Aquinas. The Lady Falcons won 3-0.

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It's been nearly two weeks since the Lady Falcons in three sets to Pearl River.
In the six matches they've played since, they haven't lost.
St. Thomas Aquinas continued their six-game winning streak Tuesday, beating Springfield in three sets and sweeping the seas . . . more »

   

Southeastern looks to right ship against Lamar

Photo courtesy of Randy Bergeron

STIFF ARM -- Lorenzo Nunez stiff arms a UCA defender during last week's game. Head coach Frank Scelfo called Nunez a game-time decision after suffering a knee injury in the game.



After dropping their conference opener to the University of Central Arkansas, Lions head coach Frank Scelfo hopes that Week 4's game against the Lamar Cardinals will bring him his first win as a collegiate head coach.
The problem is, it's hard to predict what Lamar . . . more »

   

Southeastern's Wall earns Southland weekly honors

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PLAYER OF THE WEEK -- Ivy Wall, an Oak Forest graduate, punts the ball for Southeastern.



From SLU Staff Reports
HAMMOND -- After posting his career-high punting average for a single game and consistently flipping the field position versus Central Arkansas, Southeastern Louisiana junior punter Ivy Wall was named the Southland Conference Special Teams Pl . . . more »