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Janis introduced as new Albany head coach


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OKLAHOMA DRILL -- Former Albany head coach Blane Westmoreland watches two football players for the Hornets collide during a drill.



Albany's football team will look a lot different than it did this time last year.
Kamryn Mayers and Brad Lewis both notched more than 2,000 yards on the ground last year. Both of them graduated in May.
Coach Blane Westmoreland, . . .


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Marlins Manloses $1.5 millionto embezzlement
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) -- Marlins Man got taken deep.
A bookkeeper pleaded guilty this week to embezzling $1.5 million from South Florida lawyer Laurence Leavy, who often sits in . . .


SLU is top stealer of '18 season

From SLU Staff Reports
HAMMOND -- For the second time in the past three seasons, the Southeastern Louisiana softball team finished as the Division I leader in stolen bases after the NCAA released the final stats for the 2018 . . .


Raygadas earns Academic All-American honors

From SLU Staff Reports
HAMMOND -- Southeastern Louisiana senior Dany Raygadas became the 18th student-athlete in school history to earn CoSIDA Academic All-America honors on Thursday, as the Lion senior tennis player was named to . . .


Darouse named new Albany AD

When Blane Westmoreland resigned last week as head football coach and athletic director at Albany High School, principal Kim Freeman wasted little time in naming his replacements for both positions: Freeman went off campus to . . .


Brumfield, James push STA past SJA


Photos by Ryne Berthelot

LOCK DOWN -- Jaylyn James attempts to swipe the ball from an SJA guard Wednesday. James finished with 12 points.



Jaylyn James went through her pregame routine before Wednesday's exhibition against St. Joseph's Academy like it was a typical regular season game.
St. Thomas Aquinas' forward took full advantage of the shootaround, working in . . .


Ponchatoula topples Amite


FRESHMAN MATCHUP -- Ponchatoula freshman Jaylee Womack attempts to drive around Amite freshman Jen Pierre.

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A clash between Ponchatoula and Amite gave fans a chance to see the future for both programs. Since it was a summer league game, both teams didn't have their full teams and missed veteran starters, so Ponchatoula started three . . .


Scott, Lady Tors blow past Albany in summer league action


SUMMER LEAGUE -- Albany guard Tristan Miles works the perimeter around a Hammond High defender Tuesday. Miles led the Lady Hornets with 12 points.

Photos by Ryne Berthelot



Despite a strong showing in Tuesday’s 51-46 win against Albany in the Lady Green Wave Summer League, Hammond High coach Kovi Dillon won’t rest on her laurels. "I see a lot of things we need to get better at, whether . . .


Lady Tigers fall short despite last-minute comeback


FAST BREAK -- Aaliyah Preston, left, takes after stripping the ball from a Mandeville player Tuesday. The Lady Tigers closed the gap to within seven after ending the first half down 23-8.

Photo by Ryne Berthelot



There were two different Lady Tigers basketball teams that occupied Court 2 at the Ponchatoula Area Recreation District Tuesday night.
Both of them hailed from Independence, and even sported the same jerseys, but were almost . . .