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Thu
18
Jan
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Lady Wildcats Capture 48-38 Win Over Lutcher

By Jim Henderson

The St. James Lady Wildcat Basketball team came away with a 48-38 victory over the Lutcher Lady Bulldogs to secure bragging rights on who the best hoops team is in the Parish for this year. Earlier St. James defeated Lutcher on Nov. 28 to win the season series.

St. James took control early after jumping out to a 17-5 first quarter lead and then outscored Lutcher 9-6 in the second period to take a 26-11 advantage at the break.

 

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Thu
18
Jan
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Bulldogs Snap Losing Streak With Win Over Wildcats

By Jim Henderson

The St. James Wildcat Basketball team suffered a narrow 51-49 loss to Parish rival Lutcher last week. The victory gave Lutcher its first win of the season after starting 0-12 coming into the contest. St. James won the earlier contest against the Bulldogs on Nov. 28.

Shamar Smith led the St. James scoring attack with 16 points. He also delivered two assists and had one blocked shot. Teammate Glenn Brown had 10 points and Saivon Jones recorded 10 points and hauled down five rebounds.

 

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Thu
18
Jan
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New Orleans Pelicans’ Junior Training Camp Held At Sixth Ward Elementary School

On Tuesday, January 9, 2018, the New Orleans Pelicans hosted their Jr. Training Camp at Sixth Ward Elementary School. Staff and students in grades 3rd-6th enjoyed a special visit from Pierre, the mascot. During the camp, students learned the importance of healthy living, teamwork and cooperation. Students worked on their passing and dribbling skills while also learning a few random facts about themselves. A poster was on display featuring the 7'7'' wingspan of NBA player Anthony Davis.

The main goal of the traveling program is to inspire children to stay active and keep healthy. The camp travels throughout the year and across the region.

 

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Thu
11
Jan
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Wildcats Finish 2-1 In Green Devil Classic

By Jim Henderson Sportswriter

The St. James Wildcat Basketball team completed play in the Green Devil Classic finishing with a 2-1 mark in tournament play.

St. James began firstround play with a 73-43 loss to the host school Plaquemine. Keithon Burham led St. James with 28 points. He also hauled down 18 rebounds, delivered three assists and had four blocked shots.

Javis Moll followed with 12 points and TJ Octave added three steals and handed out three assists. Shamar Smith netted four points for St. James.

 

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Thu
11
Jan
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Lady ‘Cats Roar Past Brusly, 69-41

By Jim Henderson Sportswriter

The St. James Lady Wildcat Basketball team captured its seventh win of the season after defeating the Brusly Lady Panthers 69-41 in a non-district contest played last week.

St. James took control early taking a 26-5 first quarter lead. Lauryn Scott led the Lady Wildcat offense pouring in 12 of her gamehigh 28 points in the opening period.

Brusly began to cut into the deficit by outscoring St. James 11-6 in the second quarter to trail 32-16 at the break.

 

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Thu
11
Jan
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Lutcher Lady Bulldogs Capture Pair Of Wins

By Jim Henderson Sportswriter

The Lutcher Lady Bulldog basketball team suffered a 63-55 loss to the Riverside Lady Rebels in a non-district contest played last week.

Riverside jumped out to a 14-13 first quarter lead and Lutcher moved ahead in the second period as they outscoredthe Lady Rebels 14-11 to take a 27-25 advantage at the half.

Riverside went to fullcourt pressure defense to begin the second half, which forced Lutcher into hurried shots. Riverside then outgunned Lutcher 17-10 in the third quarter to take a 42-37 lead heading into the fourth period.

 

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Thu
04
Jan
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Local Cheerleader/Dancer To Perform In The London New Year’s Day Parade For The 30th Year

Jordan Brignac from Lutcher High School in Lutcher, Louisiana is one of more than 650 high school cheerleaders and dancers from across the U.S. who will be representing Varsity Spirit in the world famous London New Year’s Day Parade.

The individuals invited to perform in the parade qualified for the trip after being nominated as an All-American at one of the summer camps hosted by Varsity Spirit.

 

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Thu
04
Jan
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Wildcats Earn Spots On All-District 10-3A Team

By Jim Henderson

The St. James Wildcat Football team had several members selected to the All-District 10-3A team that was announced recently.

District champion DeLaSalle dominated the selections which included the Offensive and Defensive MVP awards to go along with Coach of the Year Honor.

Named coach of the year was Ryan Manale of the Cavaliers after guiding his team to the league title. Julian Gums was named the Offensive MVP and Jamiran James was the league's Defensive MVP for DeLaSalle.

 

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Thu
28
Dec
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Hospital Awards Elite Parish Runners

St. James Parish Hospital recently hosted an event to award parish runners who completed the Run St. James Series Challenge.

With the help of partners Chad Weidert and his wife Susan, founders of the St. James Runners’ Club, the hospital awarded local children and parents who completed at least three of four parish races this fall. Each received a custom series medal commemorating their achievement.

 

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Thu
28
Dec
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Lady Bulldogs Named To All-District Volleyball Team

By Jim Henderson Sportswriter

The All-District 6-III Volleyball team was announced and several members of the Lutcher Lady Bulldogs were named to the elite squad.

Lutcher finished in third place in the league standings with a 4-4 mark and reached the playoffs and lost in the regional round to finish with a 22-14 overall record.

District champion St. Michael dominated the selections which included the MVP and Coach of the Year awards.

 

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