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Area youth teams continue summer league play

Photos by Ryne Berthelot/Daily Star

Above: SUMMER SLUGGING -- Brody Jones, of the LA Outlaws, makes contact with a pitch during a game against the New Orleans Jesters at an OTC Tournament Saturday.

Local little league baseball teams competed in another OTC competition in Chappapeela Sports Park this weekend. This competition, the Prep Fan Sports WS Warmup, is the last tournament before OTC hosts the Cajun World Series next weekend.
This competition included . . . more »


Avans torching pitching in minors

Ogden Raptors' DH Drew Avans sure isn't playing like the 33rd round pick he was last month.
Avans, a member of Southeastern's baseball team from 2015-2018, launched one of the Raptors' two home runs against the Missoula Ospreys in an 11-4 loss Thursday.
The home ru . . . more »


SLU announces Bowers as new assistant coach

From SLU Staff Reports
HAMMOND -- Armed with a national championship, Women's College World Series and regional experience, Lana Bowers has joined the Southeastern Louisiana softball program as an assistant coach on head coach Rick Fremin's staff, Fremin announced . . . more »


Southeastern lands 4 on Preseason All-SLC teams

Photo courtesy Southeastern Louisiana University Athletics

SPECIAL TEAMS, SPECIAL ATHLETE -- Juwan Petite-Frere earned Preseason All-SLC first-team for 2018. Petite-Frere was the only Southeastern football player to earn first-team honors, though three Lions earned second-team honors.

From SLU Staff Reports
HAMMOND -- A quartet of Southeastern Louisiana student-athletes was selected to the 2018 Preseason All-Southland Conference Football Teams, which were announced by the league office on Thursday.
Representing the Lions on the All-Southland tea . . . more »


Sports Briefs

Utley to retireat end of season
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Chase Utley's baseball career is nearing an end.
A person with knowledge of the situation said Friday the six-time All-Star will retire from the Los Angeles Dodgers at the end of this season. The person spoke to T . . . more »


Pelicans stumble against Miami

LAS VEGAS -- After a great showing at the NBA Las Vegas Summer League, the Pelicans failed to win their first-round game of the summer league's "playoffs," falling to the Miami Heat 110-106 on Thursday. Miami will now advance to the second round of the summer leagu . . . more »


Bedico Creek bassin'

Photo courtesy of Todd Oalman

REDFISH -- Herbert Oalmann holds a redfish he caught at the Hospital Wall. The big red fell for a live shrimp fished under a cork.

By Todd Oalman
Bedico Creek is an often overlooked fishing destination. Its tree-lined banks are ripe with lily pads that scream it's a paradise for bass and bass fishermen. So why is it overlooked? Probably because of the boat traffic that makes it a scary place t . . . more »


At what cost?

I thought we were on the money.
We managed to slide into our spot around 3:30 that morning, after staying up all night in preparation. The pass shooting we intended on doing meant we wouldn't need to bother with decoys. We tried to get comfortable in the never-endi . . . more »


Chappapeela skills camp winds down

More than 30 young athletes finished the flag football skills camp at Chappapeela Sports Park Wednesday.
The camp, which started on Monday and ended Wednesday, attracted a lot of kids that had no prior experience in flag football. Youth sports commissioner Heath B . . . more »


Brad Vincent reef to see expansion

From Staff Reports
Coastal Conservation Association of Louisiana, Phillips 66 Lake Charles Manufacturing Complex, Building Conservation Trust, the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries and DLS Energy will begin construction on an expansion to the Brad Vinc . . . more »


Hammerdal Criterium results

Photo by Ryne Berthelot

BIKE RACE -- Cyclists kick off the first race of the Hammerdal Criterium Friday. The race attracted cyclists from all around the state.

The following are results from the 2018 Hammerdal Criterium, which was held over the weekend in Zemurray Park:
Category 1/2/3 omnium:
1. Sam LeBlanc, 23 points
2. Alex Habbit, 17 points
3. Jack White, 17 points
4. Kenneth Poole, 15 points
5. Eric Nelson, 15 points
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STA focuses on fundamentals

Photo by Ryne Berthelot

SIGNAL CALLER -- Ryan Dawsey signals to his receivers during Tuesday's 7-on-7 against Bowling Green. Dawsey threw for six touchdowns.

It wasn't by accident that Saint Thomas Aquinas tight end Dustin Dyson found the end zone three times in Tuesday's 36-36 7-on-7 against Bowling Green, and it's something STA coach Randell Legette hopes to see more of come September.
Dyson caught five passes on eigh . . . more »