Hamilton learning on the job

Hamilton Christian advanced to the winners bracket of its own 16-team basketball tournament, the Showdown at the Lake, as it defeated Carver 64-33 Thursday in a dominant performance.

The Warriors used a strong second quarter to run away from Carver and never look back.

Tanks keeps Bucs unbeaten

A big first half from Divine Tanks led the Barbe Lady Bucs to a 56-35 win over host St. Louis Thursday in the first day of the Lakeside National Bank Winter Ladies Classic.

Tanks scored 13 points and grabbed 10 rebounds in the first half for the Bucs (6-0). She finished with 14 points, 12 rebounds and a steal. She scored the final five points of a 13-0 run in the first half that gave the Bucs a 23-7 lead.

Guidry ends challenging season with hope

In the minutes following McNeese State’s 41-10 shellacking of Lamar, the final game of Lance Guidry’s first season, the 45-year-old Welsh native gave a deep sigh.

“Personally,” he said, “I need some rest. I’ve been through a lot of stuff this year personally.”

Girls converge at St. Louis for Winter Classic

Some of the state’s best girls basketball teams will congregate and play under one roof this weekend for the Lakeside Bank Ladies Winter Classic hosted by St. Louis Catholic High School.

The action gets started tonight and will continue through Saturday, as nine teams from Southwest Louisiana and abroad will vie in a round-robin style tournament.

Showdown on the Lake features 16 teams

In the three years since its inception, the Hamilton Christian Showdown on the Lake tournament has become one of the biggest and best in the state.

This year’s field features 16 teams from around the state and a handful of Division I signees.

Turner, Mabrey lead Notre Dame to win in bizarre game

HOUSTON — Notre Dame coach Muffet McGraw said she would do just about anything for junior forward Brianna Turner.

That includes playing one of the strangest and longest games in college basketball in what was a homecoming for the Irish’s All-America star.

In one of the most bizarre scenarios imaginable at a major sporting event, top-ranked Notre Dame and Louisiana-Lafayette switched venues in the middle of their game due to a power outage. Even with the switch in venue and the delay, the Irish were too much for the Ragin’ Cajuns, winning 91-51 in a game that took nearly four hours to complete Tuesday night.

Cubs win 1st Series title since 1908, beat Indians in Game 7

CLEVELAND -- Kris Bryant started to smile even before he fielded the ball. And with his throw to first for the final out, the agonizing wait 'til next year was over at last.

No more Billy Goat, no more Bartman, no more black-cat curses.

For a legion of fans who waited a lifetime, fly that W: Your Chicago Cubs are World Series champions.

La Tech running back Dancy diagnosed with cancer

RUSTON — Louisiana Tech running back Jaqwis Dancy has been sidelined for the rest of the 2016 season after being diagnosed with cancer.

Coach Skip Holtz said Monday that the

NCAA relocates 7 events pulled from NC due to LGBT law

INDIANAPOLIS -- The NCAA relocated its men's basketball regional tournament to Greenville, South Carolina, on Friday after withdrawing the event from Greensboro, North Carolina, because of that state's law restricting the rights of LGBT people.

The first and second rounds of the men's tournament will be played at the Bon Secours Wellness Arena.

The NCAA also announced the relocation of six other events after pulling seven championships from North Carolina last month:

Zika illnesses are mild at worst in US teens, young children

NEW YORK — A first look at U.S. teens and young children who were infected with Zika suggests the virus typically causes at worst only a mild illness.

Zika infection during pregnancy can cause severe brain-related birth defects. But the report seems to confirm health officials'