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Jim Gazzolo column: Second Southland honeymoon – American Press

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www.americanpress.com – Jim Gazzolo – 2023-08-31 12:00:48

SUMMARY: The Southland Conference has extended its basketball championships in Lake Charles through 2029, signaling a stronger partnership between the conference and McNeese State. The decision, which comes at a cost to McNeese State's baseball and softball championships, is seen as a smart move that will generate more economic impact for the region. The agreement also reflects a shift in focus towards Southwest Louisiana, with plans for a Basketball Media Day in the area and a potential satellite office in Lake Charles. McNeese State's investments in basketball have been rewarded, making it harder for them to leave the conference.

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Come out and get some gumbo and a gumbowl, too – American Press

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www.americanpress.com – Rita Lebleu – 2024-02-22 09:58:14

SUMMARY: The Gumbowl event on Friday, February 23, 2024, at the Shearman Fine Arts Annex Atrium from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. offers the public a unique opportunity to acquire original pottery and savor chicken and sausage or seafood gumbo for $20. Organized by art professor Ken Baskin, the biennial student-driven fundraiser, running for over 25 years, supports student attendance at the National Council for the Education of Ceramic Arts conference. Ticket sales are on a first-come, first-served basis, with no pre-sale available. Aside from serving delicious food catered by Brick House Catering and Events, the event showcases artistic craftsmanship and aids students' educational pursuits.

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Americans reporting nationwide cellular outages from AT&T, Cricket Wireless and other providers – American Press

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www.americanpress.com – Associated Press – 2024-02-22 09:45:18

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Finish the job, getting there’s half the battle; Saints aim to win championship – American Press

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www.americanpress.com – Rodrick Anderson – 2024-02-22 08:51:43

SUMMARY: The St. Louis Catholic girls soccer team is preparing to face Parkview Baptist, the defending state champions, in the Division III state championship game. With a record of 18-4-2 and having reached their last final in 2010, the Saints aim to secure their first championship in over a decade. Defense is key for St. Louis, as they have only conceded 15 goals in 24 games, with goalkeeper Caroline Avery achieving 11 shutouts. The team's offense is strong too, with 90 goals scored this season. Coach Alex Kjellsten brings his own state championship experience to guide the team, and while acknowledging Parkview Baptist's undefeated record and skill, the Saints are determined to win and rely on their preparation and focus to overcome their opponents.

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