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Simply the best: with 2018 champions Amite, Kentwood District 8-2A offers talent, balance  The Advocate

One district rarely features two LHSAA champions from the previous year and a third team two years removed from a title-game berth. Factor in the talent District ...

Amite high school football player dies after practice  WDSU New Orleans

An Amite high school football player died Tuesday night following a practice at the school.

Coroner needs further testing to determine Amite High football player's cause of death  The Advocate

An autopsy completed on the Amite High School football player who died Tuesday following a collapse after practice was not conclusive, and more testing is ...

Vigil held for Amite High School football player who died Tuesday  WBRZ

AMITE – A vigil took place for a 15-year-old high school football player who tragically died after practice Tuesday night. Family and friends honored Terrence 'TJ' ...

Louisiana high school football player collapses, dies after practice  USA TODAY High School Sports

A 15-year-old football player at Amite (La.) High School, Terrance Allen collapsed and died following a summer practice this week.

Superdome renovation deal could go up for vote Thursday  FOX 8 Live WVUE

The governor said a new Saints deal could include $450 million in Superdome renovations, part of a long-term effort to keep the team in New Orleans.

Four-star Amite (La.) WR Devonta Lee commits to LSU  USA TODAY High School Sports

It's hard for a football recruit from Louisiana to reject the charms of home state LSU. Just ask Amite (La.) High School 4-star Devonta Lee.

Class 2A: Amite quarterback Amani Gilmore shines in Warriors' first title win since 2004  The Advocate

Amite opponents often have had to pick their poison this season in attempting to defend the star-studded Warriors roster.

Waging war: LSU's dry spell recruiting Amite, the 'pipeline' to Alabama

You can count the number of players from Amite, La., on Alabama's roster on one finger, nevertheless one hand. But to eager fans of LSU, it might as well be 85.

Ferriday's season ends with 44-20 loss to Amite - Mississippi's Best Community Newspaper | Mississippi's Best Community Newspaper  Natchez Democrat

AMITE, La. — For the second year in a row, the Ferriday High School Trojans were one game away from playing in the LHSAA Class 2A State Championship ...

Doctor raises concerns over summer football workouts in 'deadliest months'  UPI News

Summer can be deadly for football players who are preparing for the upcoming season in June and July and then often start practice in August.

Doctor raises concerns over summer football workouts held during 'deadliest months'

'Exertional heat stroke is 100% survivable,' a specialist physician told AccuWeather, but some young football players, like 15-year-old Terrance Allan, still die of ...

Amite's Devonta Lee: The unsigned wide receiver is 'a throwback guy'  The Advocate

For Devonta Lee, there has always been a catch of some kind.

Amite High bans valedictorian from walking in graduation  WDSU New Orleans

Andrew Jones was hoping to be on the receiving end of his high school diploma from Amite High School, but on graduation day last Wednesday, the future wide ...

Tangy effect: Parish rivals Kentwood, Amite seek Prep Classic titles on back-to-back days  The Advocate

Being an opening act for the Allstate Sugar Bowl/LHSAA Prep Classic is nice. Tangipahoa Parish rivals Kentwood and Amite want to make it twice as nice.

True sportsmanship shines through at state football championships  WGNO New Orleans

NEW ORLEANS - It was a moment of true sportsmanship among fierce competitors. Amite High School freshman kicker Liam Adamson sustained a ...

The story of five-star player Ishmael Sopsher — the big blue-chipper LSU is trying to land  The Advocate

Rod Sopsher Sr. first noticed the hands. The calves, thighs, biceps and chest eventually followed the same path on Sopsher's baby boy, Ishmael, who is now ...

Amite defensive lineman Ishmael Sopsher has a big body and a huge body of work  The Advocate

AMITE — Amite High School coach Zephaniah Powell doesn't mince words when describing senior defensive lineman Ishmael Sopsher.

Amite High student threatens to shoot students, teachers; threat one of 3 in area  The Advocate

Law enforcement officials investigated threats Monday at one school in Ascension Parish and two in Tangipahoa Parish, including one in which an Amite High ...

Is Tangipahoa Parish poised to finally resolve decades old school desegregation suit?  The Advocate

AMITE — A decade after the long-standing school desegregation case in Tangipahoa Parish was reopened, people on both sides say they believe they are on ...

Amite, La., defensive lineman Ishmael Sopsher feasting at The Opening  USA TODAY High School Sports

FRISCO, Texas — Ismael Sopsher is built like an offensive tackle, but the Amite, La., defensive tackle moves like a defensive end. At 6-4 and 330 pounds, ...

Amite defensive lineman narrows football destination to 7 schools  WBXH

Amite High School defensive lineman Ishmael Sopsher has narrowed his college football destination down to seven schools, including LSU.

Under Armour All-America Diary: WR Devonta Lee locks in official visits with LSU, Texas A&M  USA TODAY High School Sports

Louisiana 4-star WR Devonta Lee weighs in on recruiting and the Under Armour experience in this player's diary from the Under Armour Game.

LSU signee Devonta Lee visits his former elementary school  The Advocate

Newly signed LSU football player and Amite High School graduate Devonta Lee put a smile on the faces of Roseland Montessori School students and staff ...

FOOTBALL 2018 | District 9-2A race expected to run through Amite, which has state-title aspirations  The Livingston Parish News

Five teams from District 9-2A made the playoffs last season, including St. Helena Central, which lost to Welsh in the Class 2A state championship game.

College football recruiting: Top uncommitted prospects ahead of National Signing Day  CBS Sports

Taking a look at 10 of the best players available and where they might be heading in February.

Recapping Day 2 of Louisiana state championships  247Sports

Offense was the theme of the day on Friday in the second day of the LHSAA State Championships.

Top unsigned 2019 recruits in the state of Louisiana  247Sports

The state of Louisiana features some real star power when it comes to remaining prospects in the 2019 class who have not yet signed with their college of ...

Three schools stand out to rising 2020 DB Daran Branch  247Sports

AMITE, La. -- Daran Branch, a long-framed 2020 three-star defensive back from small-school Louisiana powerhouse Amite High School, has three schools ...

Judge: LHSAA ruling stands, Amite High remains suspended from semi-final game after brawl captured on cellphone video  WDSU New Orleans

A judge ruled Friday that the court does not have the authority to rule in a case involving Amite High School, the Tangipahoa School Board and the Louisiana ...

Power, flexibility and yoga: Ishmael Sopsher ready for Under Armour Game  USA TODAY High School Sports

Chosen 25 DL Ishmael Sopsher is still debating between his top seven schools while in Orlando at the Under Armour All-America Game.

Amite (La.) wide receiver DeVonta Smith is headed to Alabama  USA TODAY High School Sports

DeVonta Smith, a U.S. Army All-American wide receiver from Amite (La.) chose Alabama on Wednesday over LSU, Florida State, Miami and Southeastern ...

St. Helena-Amite: District 8-2A unbeatens bring plenty firepower  The Advocate

One of the Baton Rouge area's best high school football matchups this weekend is happening just outside the city, a little off the beaten path.

First Black Coach Stirs a Town's Past  New York Times

Alden Foster became the first black coach of the the Amite High School Warriors after he won a court fight that gave him the job.

ULM caps 2019 signing class with Zachary speedster  Monroe News Star

Holding two leftover scholarships, Louisiana-Monroe hoped to bolster a junior-college heavy recruiting class with a pair of in-state, high school prospects on ...

Amite quarterback Elijah Walker driven to win Class 3A title  The Advocate

Elijah Walker won't downplay his motivation. A championship ring is the thing the Amite senior quarterback wants so badly.

LSU football signing day: A look at all the Tigers hits, misses on national signing day  The Advocate

There are still blue-chippers to sign and holes to fill for LSU.

Amite's Zephaniah Powell is the LSWA's Class 3A coach of the year  The Advocate

Amite coach Zephaniah Powell, Erath running back Elijah Mitchell and De La Salle linebacker Josh Paul lead the LSWA's Class 3A all-state football team ...

A look at the seven players who will announce on ESPN on National Signing Day  USA TODAY High School Sports

National Signing Day is finally upon us. The final players will announce their future homes. Almost 78 percent of athletes committed during the early signing ...

Teacher resigns, investigation into 'improper' relationship launched  WDSU New Orleans

Two high school teachers have resigned and district officials have contacted local law enforcement authorities regarding an alleged improper relationship ...

Amite student gets own graduation celebration Friday; read policy that got him banned  The Advocate

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — About 200 people showed up Friday to help celebrate a Louisiana honors student and standout athlete who was blocked from ...

With summer sessions underway, ULM halfway to August camp  Monroe News Star

All was quiet around Malone Stadium as the weekend departed. From the comfort of his office inside the Louisiana-Monroe field house, head football coach Matt ...

2 teachers resign from Northshore high school  WDSU New Orleans

The Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff's Office said Thursday that school leaders reported allegations one of their teachers had improper relations with a student at ...

Black Coach Wins In Court, Then On Field  CBS News

Pioneering Coach Who Put His Team On The Road To A Championship Won A Discrimination Suit To Get His Job.

Ed Orgeron fires latest shot in recruiting battle between Alabama and LSU

HOOVER, Ala. — It was easy to miss, but Ed Orgeron fired a subtle shot at Alabama earlier this week. The LSU head coach shied away from mentioning the ...

The Other 364 Days of the Alabama-LSU Rivalry  Sports Illustrated

When Nick Saban and Ed Orgeron aren't on opposite sidelines, they frequent the same living rooms in cutthroat battles for the nation's top prospects that rival ...

Tangipahoa Parish Livestock Show winners announced  The Advocate

The Tangipahoa Parish Livestock Show was held at the Florida Parishes Arena on Jan. 26 with 66 youth exhibitors from across the parish.

National Signing Day 2019 Tracker: Live Updates, Recruiting Buzz on Every Big Decision  Sports Illustrated

With just a few final five-stars at large, we're tracking every big announcement of the 2019 cycle's second signing day.

Man wanted for trying to set mother’s mobile home on fire after she tried to kick him out  WAFB

The Louisiana Office of State Fire Marshal (LAOSFM) is seeking the public's help finding a man accused of trying to burn his mother's mobile home down after ...

Louisiana's 2019 class stacked with talent, but LSU must fight off Nick Saban, others  The Advocate

Kardell Thomas shut down his recruitment two weeks ago.

Top Performers: The Opening Louisiana Regional  247Sports

Some new names emerged from a talented camp at The Opening Regional in Louisiana.

Governor-elect John Bel Edwards grew up on small-town values, was taught politics a noble calling  The Advocate

Town of Amite City — Not quite a tow-headed boy carrying a pole to the fishing hole with his father the sheriff, but Gov.-elect John Bel Edwards grew up the.

Rabalais: Bama's Devonta Smith and Clemson's Hunter Renfrow share a rare championship bond  The Advocate

SAN JOSE, Calif. — At Clemson, the winning catch by Hunter Renfrow against Alabama in the 2017 CFP National Championship game is known as Crush.

Mike Detillier: Coach ‘O’ speaks on the 2019 LSU Tigers  Houma Courier

On Monday Night at Walk-On's Bistro & Bar in Houma, LSU head football coach Ed Orgeron addressed Tiger Nation while on his Coaches' Caravan Tour and ...

Tangipahoa school resource officers welcome students back to school  The Advocate

With 81 years of combined law enforcement experience, Tangipahoa Parish Office school resource officers secure six Tangipahoa Parish area schools.

Sportsline Friday Nite

Stop No. 60 to close out the 2019 Sportsline Summer Camp countdown for our 30th year is Parkview Baptist and new head coach Stefan LeFors. By ...

The Latest: Tennessee finishes strong with 2 top-50 recruits  The Associated Press

The Latest on national signing day (all times Eastern): 4:15 p.m. Tennessee has added a pair of top-50 recruits with offensive tackle Darnell Wright and ...

Walker High senior threatened with expulsion over hair length turns to social media to fight back  The Advocate

A Walker High School senior who says he's been threatened with expulsion over the length of his hair has gathered more than 14000 signatures on a petition ...

College Football's Top 5 Uncommitted Recruits After Early Signing Day  Athlon Sports

The Early Singing Period came and went with the SEC swallowing up the rest of the nation on the recruiting trail. Alabama, Georgia, Texas AM, and LSU...

UK football recruiting: Top targets heading into next week’s national signing day  Lexington Herald Leader

The UK football program is targeting several highly touted prospects heading into national signing day next week. Devonta Lee, Jammie Robinson, MJ ...

What's next for Alabama recruiting in 2019?  247Sports

BamaOnLine looks at remaining targets in the 2019 recruiting cycle for Alabama.

Politics and the suite life for Saints playoffs? Insiders got wish granted by Gov. Edwards  The Advocate

It was the hottest Superdome ticket in 10 years: Saints vs. Rams, with the winner advancing to the Super Bowl.

The America Profile: Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards, the pro-life Catholic Democrat  America Magazine

John Bel Edwards is bringing “common sense and compassion” to the governor's office in Louisiana. Is the pro-life Democrat a model for how his party can win ...

Louisiana's First Lady joins Facebook and Twitter

First Lady Donna Edwards launched an official Facebook page and an official Twitter account in order to better connect with the people of Louisiana.

Lena Horne tribute concert set for Feb. 10 in Amite  The Advocate

New Orleans jazz vocalist Stephanie Jordan will perform a Lena Horne tribute concert Feb. 10 in the Amite High School Theatre, 403 S. Laurel St., Amite.

The Latest: Colorado Signs Brother Of Star Laviska Shenault  97.1 The Ticket

By The Associated PressThe Latest on national signing day (all times Eastern):2:50 p.m.Colorado signed three-star receiver La'Vontae Shenault, younger ...

Buckeling down: former LSU LB Dorsett Buckels eager to help Capitol end losing cycle  The Advocate

Those who don't know first-year Friendship Capitol football coach Dorsett Buckels or his background might be surprised by the answer he gives when asked ...

Mississippi sues federal government over river flooding, claim Louisiana dam is to blame  WAFB

The state of Mississippi is suing the federal government for at least $25 million, claiming a federal dam complex in Louisiana that keeps the Mississippi River ...

John Bel Edwards running for governor as the anti-Bobby Jindal

John Bel Edwards. Gubernatorial candidate John Bel Edwards answers questions during an interview session with | The Times-Picayune. (Photo by ...

Baton Rouge-area religion bulletins for week of Feb. 16  The Advocate

Deadline for religion bulletins is noon Monday. Email Baker. Saturday, Feb. 16. *Service*: 10 a.m., InKovenant Ministries, 14000 Plank ...

LSU's 2018-19 recruiting is off to a strong start, but major goals and challenges remain  The Advocate

In a critical year for Ed Orgeron and the LSU football program, the on-the-field results are still to be determined.

Devonta Smith Commits to Georgia: Bulldogs Land 2017 4-Star ATH  Bleacher Report

As the Georgia Bulldogs build what already looks like an impressive 2016 recruiting class, the team's staff is already preparing for even further in the future by ...

TAKE THE QUIZ: Is that snake venomous?  WAFB

Woman stuns with powerful rendition of Star-Spangled Banner, story of surviving car accident and cancer diagnosis. Dozens of people attending Amite High ...

Alabama’s latest hire from the UGA staff triggers a de-commitment  DawgNation

Well, that didn't take long. News broke within the hour that UGA director of personnel Sam Petitto was taking a job at Alabama in the personnel department.

Follow live: Louisiana high school football playoff brackets released  The Advocate

The Louisiana High School Athletic Association will unveil the 2017 state football playoff brackets in a selection show at 11 a.m. Sunday.

Viral photo of 700-pound gator is no hoax  KTAL

A viral photo of an alligator that was recently found in Georgia is not a hoax, wildlife officials say.

Southern University Museum of Arts damaged by lightning strike  WAFB

Investigators with the Baton Rouge Fire Department say a lightning strike damaged the Southern University Museum of Arts on Thursday, April 4.

Democratic state Rep. John Bel Edwards promotes life story to voters  The Advocate

Editor's note: This is the third of four profiles on the major candidates running for Louisiana governor. Thursday: David Vitter.

High blood pressure medicine recalled due to NDEA impurity  WAFB

Patients taking this medication are urged to continue taking the medication as the risk of harm to the patient's health may be higher if the treatment is stopped ...

Every 5-star recruit in the class of 2019  247Sports

The 2019 recruiting process is heating up and the Top247 got a major overhaul this week. As a result, there was some movement in the 247Sports Composite ...

Prep football first round playoff matchups  WWL

Here is a list of this weekend's playoff matchups for high school football.

Here are the DFW 2019 prospects ranked in the Rivals 100  Star-Telegram

Rivals 100: Five-star WR Theo Wease, Brian Williams, Lewis Cine, Trejan Bridges, and Demani Richardson were a few of the local recruits that made the list.

4-star WR Devonta Smith commits to Alabama over LSU and Miami  SB Nation

Devonta Smith, a four-star class of 2017 wide receiver, will play college football for Alabama. He picked the Tide over Miami and LSU in announcing his decision ...

Man wanted for burglary and unauthorized use of access card  WAFB

East Baton Rouge Parish authorities are trying to find a man wanted to burglary and unauthorized use of an access card.

Juveniles arrested after trying to set house on fire in Baton Rouge  WAFB

A juvenile was arrested after authorities say he admitted to trying to set a house on fire.

Fiery crash shuts down part of LA 1, backups affecting I-10  WAFB

A fiery crash closed LA 1 South at the Intracoastal Canal early Wednesday morning.

Top HS football recruit 1 of 2 N. Webster players arrested on sex charge  KSLA-TV

The 2 North Webster High School football players accused of having sex with a 14-year-old girl are out on bond and on the field in a playoff game Friday ...

Wind gusts were strong enough to blow large ice chunks ashore near Lake Erie (video)  WAFB

The Niagara Parks Police *Service* in Canada shared video on Facebook of strong winds moving large ice chunks ashore along Lake Erie.

Denham Springs elementary school earns prestigious National Blue Ribbon designation  WAFB

Students, faculty, and staff at Lewis Vincent Elementary School are celebrating after being named a National Blue Ribbon School.

Damaged dam leads to evacuation along Tangipahoa River  WBXH

Tangipahoa Parish is calling for a mandatory evacuation of all areas along the Tangipahoa River, including the town of Kentwood, La., after officials were ...

Arden Key, Corey Thompson no longer around LSU program, coach Ed Orgeron says; Key may be on way out  The Advocate

Arden Key hasn't made any official announcement as to whether he'll return to LSU next season or enter the NFL draft.

Neighbors shocked by stabbing death of elderly man, arrest of his wife  WAFB

Residents of Bossier City's Golden Meadows neighborhood say they are shocked by the fatal stabbing of a 71-year-old man and the arrest of his 75-year-old ...

Rape case against rapper Mystikal back in court  WAFB

SHREVEPORT, LA (KSLA) - Facing charges of first degree rape and second degree kidnapping, Michael Tyler, better known as the rapper Mystikal, was back in ...

The Hot List: 25 names that will dominate Louisiana sports in 2018

By Jeff Duncan. Welcome to the trendiest list in Louisiana sports: The | Times-Picayune Hot List of sports headliners for 2018. This is our ranking of ...

VIDEO: Watch 5-star DB Richard LeCounte III block 4-star WR DeVonta Smith over the bench in Army Bowl practice  USA TODAY High School Sports

MUST SEE VIDEO: It got a little chaotic at #ArmyBowl practice as Richard LeCounte pushed DeVonta Smith 5 yds out of bounds over the bench! ...

Five crazy stats from Alabama's comeback win vs. Georgia in national championship  Sporting News

Alabama's comeback win vs. Georgia in the national championship was crazy. Here are five stats that show just how crazy.

Homeless man accused of raping woman  WAFB

Investigators reported a homeless man beat and sexually assaulted a woman Sunday.

IMG Academy, Bishop Gorman lead Maxwell Player of the Year Watch List  USA TODAY High School Sports

Seven players from IMG Academy (Bradenton, Fla.) and four from Bishop Gorman (Las Vegas) are among the 100 players named to the watch list for the ...

Baton Rouge General welcomes first baby born on Valentine’s Day 2019  WAFB

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - Eight hours into Valentine's Day and a local hospital has had it's first “lovebug” birth. Born at 8:09 a.m., Mallary Savoie and Joshua ...

National Signing Day 2017: Ranking the Top 50 Overall Recruits  Bleacher Report

After thorough study, camp evaluation and internal discussion using our specific scoring criteria , Bleacher Report recruiting analysts Damon Sayles , Sanjay ...

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