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Older and wiser Hannan plans to change outcome at this year’s state softball tournament

Older and wiser Hannan plans to change outcome at this year’s state softball tournament
theadvocate.com — Baton Rouge, LA /Sports/LatestSports/: The sign has hung in the dressing room all year long. It reads Menard 10, Hannan 0. Heading into last season's state softball tournament, a talented, but inexperienced Archbishop Hannan squad played possibly its worst game of the season against Menard in

St. Martin’s pitcher Raj Shah, offense spark Class 1A first-round playoff victory

St. Martin’s pitcher Raj Shah, offense spark Class 1A first-round playoff victory
theneworleansadvocate.com — New Orleans, LA /Sports/Preps/: St. Martin's starter Raj Shah did it all for St. Martin's on Wednesday night including starting the game-ending 1-6-3 double play. The senior struck out 10 as No. 8 St. Martin's earned an 8-3 victory over No. 25 Lafayette Christian during a Class 1A first

Hahnville defeats Central in 5A baseball playoffs

Hahnville defeats Central in 5A baseball playoffs
theneworleansadvocate.com — New Orleans, LA /Sports/Preps/: Hahnville is headed to the second round of the Class 5A baseball playoffs after defeating Central 11-1 in six innings on Monday. "It feels great," Hahnville coach David Baudry said. "Last couple years, we haven't gotten out of the first round. We practic

Chalmette knocks off John Curtis in 5A baseball playoffs

Chalmette knocks off John Curtis in 5A baseball playoffs
theneworleansadvocate.com — Chalmette seniors Alex Powell and Brandon Wilson called it the biggest win of their high school career. And yes, that even includes the regular-season victory against rival Holy Cross. This one was a playoff win against Catholic League champion John Curtis.

John Ehret hoping to turn district title into playoff run

John Ehret hoping to turn district title into playoff run
theneworleansadvocate.com — New Orleans, LA /Sports/Preps/: John Ehret may not have a playoff-like record. The Patriots finished the season 13-15. And they may not have a playoff power rating. They were, after all, ranked No. 50 out of the 62 Class 5A teams who were eligible for the playoffs.

Rod Walker: Kenny Smith’s donation to New Orleans won’t stop violence, but it’s a start

Rod Walker: Kenny Smith’s donation to New Orleans won’t stop violence, but it’s a start
theadvocate.com — Baton Rouge, LA /Sports/LatestSports/: Kenny "The Jet" Smith visited New Orleans a day after Will Smith (no relation) was shot and killed. The former NBA player turned television analyst wasn't here for the former Saints player. But in a way, he was. The Jet recently joined Coors Light in N

Rod Walker: Ten years after Delgado baseball restarted, the Dolphins just keep winning

Rod Walker: Ten years after Delgado baseball restarted, the Dolphins just keep winning
theadvocate.com — Baton Rouge, LA /Sports/LatestSports/: They call it the Return to Rooney, a homecoming of sorts for Delgado Community College alums to come back and watch the school's tradition -rich baseball program . There was a time, just 10 short years ago, that it didn't seem like there'd be a Roone

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Brother Martin seniors shine as Crusaders beat St. Augustine in final regular-season home game

Brother Martin seniors shine as Crusaders beat St. Augustine in final regular-season home game
theneworleansadvocate.com — New Orleans, LA /Sports/Football/: Brother Martin baseball coach Mark Wisniewski said it has been a "special run" for his group of seniors over the past four seasons, and it was only right that those seniors put on a show in their final regular season home game Wednesday. The Crusaders (17

Tom and Gayle Benson’s Mo Tom bound for Kentucky Derby

Tom and Gayle Benson’s Mo Tom bound for Kentucky Derby
theadvocate.com — Baton Rouge, LA /Sports/GeneralSports/: Less than two years ago, GMB Racing didn't exist. And now, the fledgling Tom and Gayle Benson-owned stable has two entries in the Kentucky Derby.
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May 01, 2016

RT @rhettlashlee: Almost 90% of NFL draft picks played multiple sports in HS. Don't buy into the "specialization" trap. Enjoy HS! Develop competitive skills!

May 01, 2016

Lutcher falls to Kaplan 4-0 in the Class 3A state championship game. Kaplan pitcher Abby Trahan finished with 14 strikeouts.Lutcher falls to Kaplan 4-0 in the Class 3A state championship game. Kaplan pitcher Abby Trahan finished with 14 strikeouts.

May 01, 2016

Lutcher and Kaplan still scoreless headed to B5. Kaplan's Abby Trahan has 9 Ks. Lutcher's Brenn Ursin has 7Lutcher and Kaplan still scoreless headed to B5. Kaplan's Abby Trahan has 9 Ks. Lutcher's Brenn Ursin has 7

May 01, 2016

Lutcher and Kaplan still scoreless headed to the fifth.Lutcher and Kaplan still scoreless headed to the fifth.

May 01, 2016

Kaplan and Lutcher scoreless headed to thirdKaplan and Lutcher scoreless headed to third


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