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5th Annual “Beyond the Game” Essay Contest Winner

BATON ROUGE, LA (July 14, 2016) – Morgan Oliver, a recent graduate from Notre Dame High School, has been named the winner of the 5th annual Beyond the Game Essay Contest. The Louisiana High School Athletic Association (LHSAA) puts on the Beyond the Game Essay Contest each year with students from all member schools submitting entries based on a common theme. This year’s theme was “lessons learned through high school athletics.” Oliver’s essay, titled “Lessons Learned Between the Lines”, focused on her battle with Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis (JRA) and its profound effects on her life. Staying physically active helped cope…

NEW ORLEANS SAINTS HELMET & NEW ORLEANS PELICAN JERSEY PROGRAMS

As a tribute to the importance of high school football and basketball programs and the outstanding life skills they teach young men and women, the New Orleans Saints and the New Orleans Pelicans are creating the New Orleans Saints High School Helmet Program and the New Orleans Pelicans High School Jersey Program. The Saints and Pelicans would like all LHSAA Football and Basketball schools to participate and donate either a team jersey, team helmet, or both if your school has each sport. The jerseys and helmets will be displayed in the Mercedes Benz Superdome and the Smoothie King Center respectively.…

Allstate Sugar Bowl/LHSAA State Golf Championships - Schedule Change

LAFAYETTE -- The LHSAA State Golf Championships, originally scheduled for Monday-Tuesday at three courses in the Acadiana area, have been postponed until Wednesday and Thursday due to wet courses and the anticipation of more inclement weather over the next three days. The Lafayette organizing committee, in association with the LHSAA staff, made the decision Saturday afternoon after the Acadiana area received significant rain and was under tornado warnings Saturday morning. Forecasts are for 80 to 90 percent rain chances Sunday through Tuesday morning. “We regret having to move our dates back,” said committee chairman Robert Boudreaux, “but with the forecasts…

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Let’s Move in High School!

I’m sure we all can remember a time in our lives when the best part about the school day was recess – it was a time for running, jumping, playing on the playground and just being active with our friends! Unfortunately, statistics show that only one in about three children nowadays is considered to be active each day. Research also indicates that kids who are active do better in school and every day activities. Better test scores, improved attendance and better behavior in class are all byproducts of those who are more active. It’s not too late to start moving more no matter how old we are! We encourage all of our student athletes and the students at our member…