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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

After quiet draft, Pelicans add Jay Hook, Bryce Dejean-Jones to roster for summer league

theneworleansadvocate.com — The New Orleans Pelicans didn't add any players to their regular-season roster during Thursday's NBA draft, but the team did boost its roster for the summer league Friday. The team selected Michigan State forward Branden Dawson with the No. 56 pick Thursday but immediately sold his rights to the Los Angeles Clippers for $600,000.

Rod Walker: Landry-Walker basketball program gets affirmation with another ring

theneworleansadvocate.com — It's been three months, but it feels like yesterday to Brian Gibson. Perhaps that's because the Landry-Walker coach often watches the Class 4A state championship game, his team's thrilling 37-35 victory over Salmen. He watched it yet again on Wednesday, shortly before attending a ceremony where his Charging Buccaneers were presented championship rings (Super Bowl-looking rings) for a second straight season.

Walker: Love him. Hate him. Few neutral about Cavaliers’ LeBron James

theneworleansadvocate.com — New Orleans, /Sports/Other/: If you were to poll each NBA player and ask him to write down the name of the best player in the world, all 450 of them would likely say "LeBron James."

LSU gets commitment from Andre Anthony, defensive end from Karr

theneworleansadvocate.com — New Orleans, /Sports/LSU/: Andre Anthony will get to wear the Edna Karr purple and gold for the first time this fall. He'll get to sport those colors again in the fall of 2016. The 6-foot-3, 225 pound defensive end committed to LSU on Thursday. "It was a thought out decision

LSU gets commitment from Andre Anthony, defensive end from Karr

theadvocate.com — Baton Rouge, /Sports/LSU/: Andre Anthony will get to wear the Edna Karr purple and gold for the first time this fall. He'll get to sport those colors again in the fall of 2016. The 6-foot-3, 225 pound defensive end committed to LSU on Thursday. "It was a thought out decision

Landry-Walker basketball player Lamar Peters commits to Mississippi State

theneworleansadvocate.com — Landry-Walker guard Lamar Peters verbally committed to Mississippi State on Saturday night. Peters, a 6-foot-1 senior, is considered one of the top basketball players in Louisiana. "It's not that far from home, and I knew my mom and family members would be able to drive to the games," Peters said.

Yeager named Archbishop Hannan baseball coach

theneworleansadvocate.com — Chris Yeager has been named the Hannan High baseball coach. "Coach Yeager brings a wealth of coaching experience to Hannan," Principal Charles Lator said in an emailed statement. "In addition, he is respected by coaches and players at every level - from high school to the pros."

John Curtis’ Daniel Cabrera, Peyton Pigniolo named Class 3A outstanding players

theneworleansadvocate.com — John Curtis was one of two teams to pull off the rare baseball/softball double this season, winning state titles in both sports. The Patriots dominance on both diamonds was also reflected on the Louisiana Sports Writers Associations' all state teams. Curtis sophomore pitcher and outfielder Daniel Cabrera was named Outstanding Player on the all-state baseball team and sophomore pitcher Peyton Pigniolo claimed the same honor in softball.

McDonogh 35’s Sci Martin, Jamal Crawford commit to Tulane

theneworleansadvocate.com — New Orleans, /Sports/Preps/: Tulane football fans wanting to get a glimpse of the Green Wave's future may want to make their way to a few McDonogh 35 football games this fall. The Green Wave picked up two more commitments from McDonogh 35 on Tuesday when standout defensive end Sci M

Spiva, Coldwater one in the same

misshsaa.com — By Rod Walker Wert Spiva may not have been FROM Coldwater. But Wert Spiva WAS Coldwater. The two were pretty much inseparable. When you think about Coldwater, you think about Coach Spiva. You often hear coaches referring to a player as the heart and soul of their team.
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Jul 03, 2015

RT @OhWowThatsAwk: if your mom never forced you to wear a flag shirt from old navy on the 4th of july, are you really american?

Jul 03, 2015

Wishing a 5-star birthday to @ScoutSteveR . Enjoy your day man. (Take a day off from evaluating).

Jul 02, 2015

Seth Curry, Jarvis Varnado and Larry Drew II among more notable names on #Pelicans Summer League roster.

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