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SLU returns experienced group of receivers

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EYE ON THE BALL - Southeastern receiver Jacq'co Price makes a catch in practice.

From SLU Staff Reports
Armed with a veteran receiving corps, Southeastern Louisiana will have no shortage of pass catching options in the upcoming 2019 season.
Second-year wide receivers coach Micheal Spurlock's crew features three of the top pass catches from a se . . . more »


McCann grand slam powers Sox past Astros

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Chicago White Sox's Adam Engel scores on a throwing error by Houston Astros starting pitcher Wade Miley during the second inning of Wednesday's game in Chicago.

Associated Press
James McCann hit a tiebreaking grand slam in the eighth inning and the Chicago White Sox outlasted the Houston Astros 13-9 Wednesday to win the season series from the runaway AL West leaders.
Rookie Eloy Jiménez hit his 20th homer and doubled, . . . more »


Big fish hitting the scales

Photo courtesy of Todd Oalman

WINNER WINNER FISH DINNER - Paul Paille holds a 5 pound bass that he caught in the Tchefuncte River. The bass helped him to win the Bass Assassins tournament held last Saturday.

By Todd Oalman
Lots of things have been going on in and around the local waterways. Recently the 44th annual Madisonville Gar rodeo took place. Participants and tourney organizers raised six thousand dollars and donated it to the Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center in . . . more »


Two locals, nine Tigers named to All-SEC Team

From Staff Reports
Two local athletes were named to the 2019 Preseason Coaches All-SEC Team this year. Cameron Dantzler, a Hammond-native and alumnus of St. Thomas Aquinas, was named to the second team as a cornerback for Mississippi State, and Shyheim Carter, a Ke . . . more »


Southeastern Athletics introduces Lion Leadership Institute

From SLU Staff Reports
In an effort to better prepare its student-athletes for leadership positions and help hone necessary life skills, Southeastern Louisiana Athletics has created the Lion Leadership Institute, Director of Athletics Jay Artigues announced Wednesd . . . more »


Heat advisory causing concern for area teams

By Jesse Brooks Crime@hammondstar.com
Temperatures for the early part of the week have felt like 108 degrees or higher with the heat index, causing concern for youth football players in the area.
Meteorologist Phil Grigsby of the National Weather Service in New Orl . . . more »


SLC announces football TV schedule through week four

From SLU Staff Reports
Three of Southeastern Louisiana's first four football games are listed on the broadcast schedule for the first four weeks of Southland Conference football, the league office announced on Tuesday.
Beginning with week five, the league will reve . . . more »


Southeastern Football honors Lions for Life

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TIGHT SPACE -- Southeastern running back Devonte Williams (center with ball) cuts to avoid defenders as three Lions converge on him.

From SLU Staff Reports
Following the 11th practice of fall camp, the Southeastern Louisiana football program hosted members of the Touchdown and S Clubs in a post-practice ceremony Saturday morning in the Victory Club.
Former players were invited to catch the curre . . . more »


Nun Run brings fun, funds to Rosaryville

Photo by Lauren Langlois

NUN RUN -- Shannon Dutruch, of Husser, finishes the 5K race of the Nun Run Saturday at Rosaryville Spirit Life Center. Her time was 24:03.

By Lauren Langlois Staffwriter@hammondstar.com
With green grass beneath their feet and pine trees surrounding them, runners snaked throughout Rosaryville Spirit Life Center's campus Saturday for the annual Nun Run and Cook Off.
The trail course weaved throughout th . . . more »


Miley helps Astros beat Orioles 3-2 for 7th straight victory

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PLAYING A FAMILIAR OPPONENT -- Houston Astros starting pitcher Wade Miley throws to a Baltimore Orioles batter during Friday's game.

By David Ginsburg Associated Press
If Wade Miley pitched this well for the Baltimore Orioles, they never would have let him get away.
The resurgent left-hander extended his unbeaten streak to nine games, throwing impressively against his former team to help the su . . . more »