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  1. Why didn't Ishmael Sopsher pick LSU over Alabama? Saban 'pushed it over the edge'  The Advocate
  2. Four-star Amite (La.) WR Devonta Lee commits to LSU  USA TODAY High School Sports
  3. Signing Day announcement times change for Amite’s Sopsher and Lee  FOX 8 Live WVUE
  4. LSU Football aims to complete the 'Amite Sweep'
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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 ...

Photos: Amite's Devonta Lee says yes to LSU, but Ishmael Sopsher is off to Alabama  The Advocate

Two highly regarded recruits, Amite's Devonta Lee and Ishmael Sopsher, inked their national letters of intent on signing day 2019. Lee is staying home to attend ...

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, 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.

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.

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 ...

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.

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 ...

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.

Dejah Tillman, of Amite High School, receives Hunley award  The Advocate

Cadet Lance Cpl. Dejah Tillman, of Amite High School Marine Junior ROTC, received the H.L. Hunley award from Adjutant Matthew Carl on May 3 at The Boston ...

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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.

ULM caps 2019 signing class with Zachary speedster  Monroe News Star

Warhawks land Zachary's Whitfield, miss WM's Gleason.

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 ...

Franklin has much to build on after reaching quarters  The Daily Iberian

FRANKLIN — Friday night's Class 2A quarterfinal state playoff game, a lopsided contest, left one coach looking ahead to the next Friday and another head ...

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 ...

Amite High student given graduation after being told he couldn't walk  WBRZ

Cheers filled the Tangipahoa African American Heritage Museum as Andrew Jones accepted his diploma after Amite High School would not let him walk at the ...

Photos: Our top images from Week 1 of New Orleans-area high school football  The Advocate

The first Friday night of the 2018 Louisiana high school football season kicked off Aug. 31.

Amite High valedictorian gets his own graduation ceremony

Andrew Jones was barred from school's commencement ceremony because of his goatee.

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 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.

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.

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 ...

ULM focuses on needs, not depth, in December signing period  Monroe News Star

Smaller was better for Louisiana-Monroe when the December signing period began on Wednesday. For the first time in head coach Matt Viator's three-year stay, ...

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 ...

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.

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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.

Walker: Country Day takes its turn on No. 1 perch in The Advocate's Small School Super 10  The Advocate

Chances are, you didn't predict Country Day would be 3-0 at this point in the season.

National Signing Day 2019 Announcement Watchlist  Athlon Sports

Today is National Signing Day, marking the culmination of the college football recruiting cycle. The early signing period in December means the vast...

Top Performers: The Opening Louisiana Regional  247Sports

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

Fight in Friday's playoff game leads to Amite being removed from Class 3A football playoffs  The Advocate

Update: LHSAA rejects Amite's appeal; school plans lawsuit over 'harsh' decision to remove team from playoffsOriginal story:It was a typical LHSAA executive ...

School tells valedictorian he can't walk because of his beard  NBC2 News

He was the top of his class at Amite High School, but was stunned to learn at graduation Wednesday night that he wouldn't be able to take the stage.

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.

Students arrested after another round of threats at Tangipahoa Parish schools  WDSU New Orleans

Days after officials made arrests in connection with school threats in Tangipahoa Parish, leaders said another round of threats appeared Wednesday morning.

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.

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 ...

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...

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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

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

Sportsline Friday Nite

The Springfield Bulldogs are lifting weights, conditioning, and participating in 7-on-7 to develop team chemistry and break-in new players at the varsity level. By ...

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 ...

Celebrating Champions  The Advocate

TANGIPAHOA — Mayor Trashica Robinson spent the last minutes leading up to her village's first Champion's Parade racing around the staging area to assure ...

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.

John Bel Edwards brings home-grown compassion to role as Louisiana governor

John Bel Edwards will be sworn in Monday (Jan. 11) as the 56th governor of Louisiana, molded in no small degree by the lessons he learned from his "slow to ...

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.

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.

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 ...

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.

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 ...

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.

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 ...

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 ...

DeVonta Smith didn't 'snub' Miami visit. He just had to play a basketball game  USA TODAY High School Sports

On Saturday, social media lit up with Miami Hurricanes fans who were upset that their school was apparently snubbed by a four/five-star (depending on which ...

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.

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.

Four-star WR Devonta Smith delays commitment because of La. flooding  USA TODAY High School Sports

Devonta Smith, one of the nation's most heralded wide receiver recruits, has postponed his college announcement because of severe flooding near his Amite ...

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.

Top Performers: Bootleggers 7on7 Tryout

The Bootleggers 7on7 tryout in New Orleans featured some of the top underclassmen prospects in Louisiana.

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 ...

Gov.-elect John Bel Edwards to speak at Chamber banquet  Monroe News Star

The 95th Annual Monroe Chamber of Commerce Meeting and Banquet is scheduled for Thursday, Feb. 4 at the Monroe Civic Center. The Honorable John Bel ...

Four new principals take the helm at River Parishes schools this fall

The school buses are warming up and public school students in the River Parishes are headed back to school soon. St. John the Baptist Parish school students ...

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 ...

Prep football first round playoff matchups  WWL

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

Wide receiver DeVonta Smith gets Army All-American jersey  USA TODAY High School Sports

Wide receiver DeVonta Smith has been visiting schools, trying to determine where he should play at the next level. A former Georgia commit, he planned to ...

Baton Rouge area all-district football teams  The Advocate

District 5-5A. First-team offense. Pos. Player School Ht. Wt. Cl. QB Jared Sparks Dutchtown 6-0 200 Sr. RB Josh Bates East Ascension 5-10 200 Sr. RB Fitell ...

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.

Rabalais: It's meltdown city for Georgia, and Alabama is there to scoop up another title  The Advocate

ATLANTA — Welcome to Meltdown City. Eleven months after the Atlanta Falcons blew the unblowable lead to the New England Patriots in the Super Bowl, the ...

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! ...

Utah Utes football: National signing day, U. verbal commits  Deseret News

... » Follow the Deseret News sports team for breaking BYU, Utah, and Utah State 2012 national signing day coverage. Note: This is a working list of known high ...

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 ...

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 ...

Revolving door: LSU QB transfers since 2000

Lindsey Scott the 12th Tiger signal-caller to transfer in 18 years.

Franklinton's Shane Smith joins Lions as assistant coach  The Lion's Roar Newspaper

The long time high school coach Shane Smith will be joining the Lions as an assistant coach on the offensive staff working with wide receivers. Courtesy of ...

Civil rights struggle lives on in La.'s public schools  Times Picayune

On a September morning in 1965, Lena Vern Dandridge and a handful of black girls climbed on to Bus No. 75 for their first-ever school day with white students at ...

Livingston-Tangipahoa community photo gallery for Oct. 22, 2015  The Advocate

The Livingston-Tangipahoa Advocate this week includes photos from local civic, community and school groups and highlights recent events around Livingston ...

Our nine most bizarre stories of 2016: A coffin, bikini cake, a rude poke in Eye of the Tiger  The Advocate

An "extreme" Easter celebration, a carpool quarrel, a bikini cake, Baby Cakes and a poke in the Eye of the Tiger.

NOLA law clerk arrested for solicitation of a child  The INDsider

Imagine this. You graduate from law school with a 4.0, the first person in your school's history to do so. While in law school, you serve as editor-in-chief of the law ...

Over the hump | Sports  McComb Enterprise Journal

KENTWOOD, La. — After losing in the semifinals for three straight years, everything fell into place for the Kentwood football team as it won the 1A LHSAA State ...

"Terrifying" video of guide in "alligator-infested" water  The INDsider

Mary Jacobs, now Nelson, escaped the Order, a highly-secretive polygamous cult, aged 17 on June 15, 2013. With the help of her now-husband she ran away ...

Fun with payroll!  The INDsider

I was asked to research into why a number of people at LDOE are suddenly getting promotions. Apparently over the last few months a dozen or so jobs have ...

Aswell on nepotism in State Police  The INDsider

If anyone has any hopes that the matter of the Edmonson Amendment will be resolved Thursday when the Louisiana State Police Retirement System (LSPRS) ...

Shooting of pastor takes another turn  The INDsider

CALCASIEU PARISH, LA (KPLC) - Calcasieu Parish Sheriff Tony Mancuso said the wife of the man accused of shooting Pastor Ronald J. Harris Sr. filed a rape ...

BR girl memorialized in anime movie  The INDsider

When filmmaker Robbie Bryan was writing his anime movie he envisioned a lead character who was unique and brave. He envisioned a quirky teenage girl who ...

Aswell: Jindal donor got DOC help  The INDsider

The Jindal administration two years ago attempted to influence parole officers and district judges throughout the state to refer violators to a private facility ...

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