Alex Thomas (center) was named Gatorade Louisiana Girls Soccer Player of the Year

Local student Alex Thomas chosen as La. Gatorade Soccer Player of the Year

By April Siese Contributing Writer Benjamin Franklin High School sophomore Alex Thomas has been named the Gatorade Louisiana Girls Soccer Player of the Year. The

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2014 target date for long-awaited 9th Ward project

By Kari Harden Contributing Writer Golden shovels and all, ground will break next Monday on a vision more than five years in the making: the

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Elevate New Orleans sets out to raise the game of youth
By Kelly Parker Contributing Writer The days of sports camps focusing solely on athletic development have proven to be behind us. Here at home, ELEVATE New Orleans provides an enrichment program for select ...
City’s summer recreation programs dealing with $700,000 cut in federal funding
By Katy Reckdahl As Mayor Mitch Landrieu cut the ribbon at a refurbished Harrell Stadium, he turned to a group of children at the front of the crowd. ...
Bayou Classic continues to grow in scope and popularity
The 2012 Bayou Classic pitting the Southern University Jaguars against the Grambling State University Tigers officially kicks off Tuesday with a press conference showcasing ...
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A Saintly gesture this Holiday Season!
[caption id="attachment_3641" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="Photo by David Baker, The Louisiana Weekly"][/caption] Joining the many kind and generous folks who kept the true meaning of the holiday season was New Orleans Saints ...
New Orleans Saints honor journalist Peter ‘Champ’ Clark
The Louisiana Weekly staff reports Two-time Xavier University of Louisiana graduate Peter W. “Champ” Clark is one of 10 New Orleans sports journalists and publicists honored by the New Orleans Saints ...
Ugandan Little League, denied U.S. visas, to be replaced by Saudis
(Special to the NNPA from the Global Information Network) — With the ouster of the Ugandan Little League from the Little League World Series, World series officials have announced the ...
Chris Paul to kick off 4th of July weekend on the track and the green
The Louisiana Weekly Staff Reports New Orleans Hornet and four-time NBA All-Star Chris Paul will be kicking off the Fourth of July weekend with two events benefiting youth and his CP3 ...
Colleges are cashing in on minority athletes
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — In the race to have the best team, win the most games and make the most money, college sports programs have exploited student-athletes for university gains, according ...

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