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High School Sports Writer, The New Orleans Advocate — The Baton Rouge Advocate

I cover sports for The New Orleans Advocate. But every now and then, we'll talk about things other than sports.Well, actually more than every now and then

LSU gets commitment from Da'Monte Coxie of East St. John — Da'Monte Coxie fell in love with LSU in fifth grade after watching a game. He then started watching highlights. "And when they played Alabama in the (BCS) championship game, my feelings just got stronger and stronger," Coxie recalled. So when the chance came for the East St.

American Legion scores & updated schedule — Here is an updated schedule for the American Legion State Baseball Tournament, which began on Saturday and ends on Wednesday. All games are being played at Kirsch-Rooney Stadium. The 7 team field: Gauthier & Amadee (Ascension Parish) Townsend Homes (St. Charles) Delhomme Drillers (Acadiana) River Ridge Patriots (John Curtis) Refuel (Shaw) Peake BMW (Brother Martin) ...

Gauthier & Amedee surges past Townsend Homes in American Legion state tournament — Gauthier & Amedee coach Conrad Gayle said his team overcame two obstacles during Saturday's opening-round 9-4 victory over St. Charles Catholic-based Townsend Homes in the American Legion State Tournament at Kirsch-Rooney Stadium. "First, we knew St. Charles would be tough," Gayle said of the team that won last week's Southeast Regional.

Delhomme Drillers top error-prone River Ridge Patriots in American Legion state tournament — The Lafayette-based Delhomme Drillers mastered the stiffing afternoon heat and the River Ridge Patriots on Saturday by capitalizing on a couple of time-honored baseball standards. The Drillers exploited River Ridge's mistakes and utilized solid pitching to take a 4-3 victory in the opening day of the American Legion State Tournament at Kirsch-Rooney Stadium in New Orleans.

Refuel takes advantage of Peake miscues in 8-1 victory — Shaw-based Refuel compensated for its early inability to hit, converting mistakes into runs en route to an 8-1 victory over Brother Martin-based Peake BMW in the American Legion State Tournament on Saturday at Kirsch-Rooney Stadium. Cody Sposito, Keith Meier, Jace Nini and Kyle Flettrich tallied an RBI apiece to propel Refuel, which advances to challenge Gauthier & Amedee on Day 2.

McDonogh 35 reaches semifinals of regional 7-on-7 tournament — McDonogh 35 reached the semifinals of the AIRo 7-on-7 Southeast Regional Championship Tournament on Saturday in Valdosta, Georgia. The Adidas-sponsored tournament had 12 total teams coming from Louisiana, Florida and Georgia. "This tournament will really uplift our players," McDonogh 35 coach Wayne Reese said.

Cass Hargis named baseball coach at Holy Cross — New Orleans, /Sports/Preps/: For 27-year-old Cass Hargis, the days playing second base for Holy Cross seem like just yesterday. "Well, it did until this morning when I found out I was going to be the new head coach," Hargis said with a laugh Friday. Hargis was named the baseball co

New pay scales for Louisiana high school sports officials — The LHSAA and the Louisiana High School Officials Association reached an agreement on Thursday that will give officials in seven sports (football, volleyball, basketball, soccer, baseball, softball and wrestling) pay raises. The pay raises go into effect immediately. Here is a look at the pay scales, by sport.

LHSAA finalizes four-year agreement with officials organization — Instead of preparing for an officials' strike, the LHSAA executive committee was able to strike up a crucial four-year agreement with the Louisiana High School Officials Association on Thursday.

8 former LHSAA players named pre-season All-SEC, including 5 first teamers — The pre-season All-SEC team was announced Friday morning. Eight players who played their high school football in Louisiana were named to one of the All-SEC teams, including five who made first team. Former LHSAA players to make first-team All-SEC are: Leonard Fournette, LSU, RB (St. Augustine) Dak Prescott, Mississippi State, QB (Haughton) Cam Robinson, ...
Jul 17, 2015

BLOG: Which state produced most players on All-SEC team? Georgia leads way with 13. Where does your state rank?

Jul 17, 2015

RT @rwalkeradvocate: BLOG: Which state produced most players on All-SEC team? Georgia leads way with 13. Where does your state rank?

Jul 17, 2015

Odd fact: State of North Carolina (4) & Colorado (3) produced more All SEC players than some states in the conference

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Jul 27, 2015

Hard to say. Anthony Alford was special. Mr. Baseball and Mr. Football is pretty impressive.…

Jul 27, 2015

St. James QB Lowell Narcisse ( @JrJr238 ) gave #Auburn fans plenty to celebrate on his 17th birthday. Story ->

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