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  • Lady Tarpons surge into Quarterfinals in thrilling win

    South Lafourche junior guard Makayla Bynum looked like she’d just been in a brawl. A bag of ice covered her knee, her chin swelled slightly after what she described as being stepped on and her arms and legs grabbed at her with the stinging pain of soreness.“It was a rough game,” Bynum said with a smile.That, it was, Mac … and that’s putting it mildly!The Lady Tarpons and Lady Spartans from Salmen played four quarters of fast-paced, high-octane basketball on Monday ...

  • Waters, Smart lead No. 19 LSU over Georgia, 83-79

    ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Ja'vonte Smart was a little too emotional after hitting a 3-pointer for LSU midway through the second half.He yelled out to celebrate and was whistled for a technical foul, helping Georgia take a three-point lead. Smart gathered himself, though, and hit another 3 two possessions later, and the Tigers didn't trail again."I was just playing with the flow of the game, trying to bring energy on (defense)," Smart said.

  • Pelicans fire GM Dell Demps amid Anthony Davis fallout

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A person familiar with the situation says the Pelicans have fired general manager Dell Demps.The person spoke to The Associated Pres on condition of anonymity because the club has not announced it. Demps did not immediately return messages on Friday.Demps' firing comes amid the fallout after All-Star Anthony Davis said in late January that he would not sign an extension with New Orleans and wants to be traded to a contending team.The decision means a new general mana...

  • Lady Tarpons cruise into Round of 16

    The South Lafourche girls’ basketball team is young, far less experienced than in years past. Just a handful of the team’s players significantly contributed to last year’s run to the Top 28 and the team plays four freshmen and several underclassmen in many varsity games.So it’s only natural that a young team would have a case of the jitters early in Thursday night’s Class 4A State Playoff opening-round game between the Lady Tarpons and Carencro.But when those nerves...

  • Tip-in at buzzer lifts No. 19 LSU past No. 5 Kentucky

    LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — A tip-in at the buzzer by Kavell Bigby-Williams helped No. 19 LSU finish off its biggest comeback of the season and finally beat Kentucky.The Tigers have won six games on the road this season after Tuesday night's 73-71 victory over the No.

  • Lady Tarpons earn high postseason seed

    Season one ended in early January’s non-district play.Season two, the district grind ended on Friday night with a 56-32 win over E.D. White.Now, after months of hard work, preparation, 21 wins and 7 losses, it’s time for season three to begin for the South Lafourche girls’ basketball team, the Class 4A State Playoffs.The Lady Tarpons earned the No. 8 seed in the Class 4A bracket, securing a date with No.

  • Colonel Football welcomes 20 on National Signing Day

    THIBODAUX, La. – Nicholls State University head football coach Tim Rebowe added 16 signees to the four from the December signing period to give the defending champion Colonels their largest recruiting class since 2016.Rebowe's first two classes each had 26, and it resulted in a loaded 2018 senior class with 27. Rebowe replenished his squad with 13 players on the defensive side, and seven on offense.

  • Reid lifts No. 21 LSU over Mississippi St 92-88 in OT

    STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — Naz Reid's decisive 3-pointer with 15 seconds left in overtime initially bounced high off the rim and hung in the air for what seemed like an eternity.There was only one person in Humphrey Coliseum who knew what was about to happen."It was going in, without a doubt," Reid said with a grin. "I had confidence."Sure enough, the ball fell through the hoop to seal No.

  • Super Bowl reaches 100.7 million people, down from 2018

    PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — The New England Patriots' competitive but action-starved Super Bowl victory over the Los Angeles Rams was seen by 100.7 million people on television and streaming services, the smallest audience for football's annual spectacle in a decade.A boycott by disgruntled New Orleans Saints fans, a campaign by fans of quarterback Colin Kaepernick and a game with only one touchdown combined to shrink the audience. On CBS alone, the game was seen by 98.2 million people...

  • Lady Tarpons score huge win at Assumption

    South Lafourche girls’ basketball coach Rainie Terrebonne just couldn’t hold her tongue any longer.All season long, Terrebonne has heard community members, students and opposing fans unfavorably compare this year’s Lady Tarpons team to those of the immediate past star-studded teams that made deep playoff pushes, sent several players to college basketball and did things that have never been done before in school history.But those players are gone and can no longer play and Terre...

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