ST. MARTINVILLE — After nearly two decades, St. Martinville is back at the LHSAA boys state basketball tournament. St. Martinville is going for a third straight upset of a higher seed when the No. 11 Tigers tangle with No. 2 Wossman in the 3A semifinals at 7:30 p.m. Monday in the Cajundome. The Tigers (22-11), who have won nine straight dating to a January loss to North Central, ousted No. 6 Ville Platte and No. 3 Sophie B. Wright on the road last week. In the win at Wright, senior guard Andrew Savoy drilled a game-winning 3-pointer at the buzzer. "They tied the game with a big-time bank shot, and we called a timeout and huddled," Savoy said. "Coach (Ihmaru) Jones said we needed a bucket. "After the timeout, I noticed they were double-teaming Jalen Mitchell because he had been hot. I got open and he passed the ball to me." This is St. Martinville's first state tournament appearance since 2002 when Darrel Mitchell Jr. led the program to the 4A state title. "It was the … [Read more...] about St. Martinville relishes program’s first trip to semifinals in 19 years
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MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – A 19-year-old St. Cloud man has been accused of raping a 15-year-old girl at knifepoint during a high school basketball game in December of 2019. Robert Epps Jr. was charged with one count of criminal sexual conduct in Stearns County on Wednesday. READ MORE: No Injuries After Train Derailment In Plymouth According to the criminal complaint, the girl was attending a basketball game at Apollo High School. She went into the bathroom, and Epps, who was one of her classmates, followed her inside. She left the stall and tried to walk towards the sink, but Epps grabbed her by the shirt and pushed her against the stall, placing his hand on her throat. Epps then pulled out his pocketknife, held it to her stomach, and threatened he would cut her if she did not have sex with him, the complaint says. The girl said she would call the police, but Epps threw her on the floor and raped her. READ MORE: George Floyd's Cause Of Death, Derek Chauvin's Force Will Be … [Read more...] about Charges: Robert Epps Jr. Raped 15-Year-Old In High School Bathroom
The period of adjustment for a first-year head basketball coach depends on many factors. Returning talent and plans to change the style of play are just two of them. Throw in a pandemic and some intense personal losses and the outlook could be bleak. It can also be a time of triumph … something Stefson Arnold of Family Christian and White Castle’s Dawan Carter look to illustrate this week. The two first-year head coaches have their teams in the LHSAA’s Boys Basketball tournament that begins Monday with semifinal games in Lake Charles and Lafayette. “When I came in, I knew we had a great group of kids,” FCA’s Arnold said. “But with no starter over 6-foot, I was going to put in a new system. Little did I know, it was perfect for them and they all bought in.” Arnold’s second-seeded Flames (26-13) face No. 3 Episcopal School of Acadiana (18-11) at 2:30 p.m. Monday at Burton Coliseum in Lake Charles. Carter’s third-seeded Bulldogs (21-9) take on No. 7 Northwood-Lena (16-9) in a … [Read more...] about First-year coaches Dawan Carter, Stefson Arnold find both refuge, rewards ahead of LHSAA tourney
1, BACK AGAIN: Monday’s four-game semifinal games mark the first LHSAA tourney games at the Cajundome in Lafayette in a decade. Two champions from 2011, Riverside Academy and Carroll, are among Monday’s semifinalists. St. Augustine beat Scotlandville in the 5A final that year. Each play in different Division I semifinals Tuesday. 2. SEEKING A NEW STREAK: Madison Prep saw its five-year string of LHSAA titles that spanned three classifications end last year. People will be watching to see how the top-seeded Chargers fare in their Class 3A semifinal against No. 4 Carroll at 5 p.m. Monday in Lafayette. MPA has won LHSAA title in Class B, 1A, 2A and 3A since 2013. 3. LAKE CHARLES PERSEVERES: Just more than six months after serving as a shelter after two hurricanes, Burton Coliseum will host semifinals for the second straight week and then host the LHSAA’s boys finals for the eighth consecutive year. Only three other cities — Alexandria, Baton Rouge and Lafayette have hosted the … [Read more...] about 3-pointer: Three points to know going into the LHSAA’s Boys Basketball tournament Monday
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (WJZ) — The Maryland Department of Health is reporting over 1 million first doses of the vaccine have now been administered in the state. This comes as 709 new cases and 14 deaths were reported in Maryland on Sunday. READ MORE: COVID-19 In Maryland: 932 New Cases Reported, 11 More Deaths Since the pandemic began Maryland has reported a total of 387,319 positive COVID-19 cases and 7,773 deaths. The positivity rate increased slightly from 3.35% Saturday to 3.36% Sunday. The number of hospitalizations fell by 12 to 818. Of those, 603 people were in acute care and 215 were in intensive care. CORONAVIRUS RESOURCES: Coronavirus Resources: How To Get Help In Maryland TIMELINE: Coronavirus In Maryland, Tracking The Spread Latest coronavirus stories from WJZ Latest CDC Guidelines The state has seen more than eight million COVID-19 tests conducted amid the pandemic; of the 8,097,590 tests, 3,034,546 people have tested negative. READ … [Read more...] about COVID-19 In Maryland: Over 1 Million First Doses Administered
A range of companies with wireless LANs are discovering that 50 percent to 90 percent or more of Ethernet ports now go unused, because Wi-Fi has become so prevalent. They look at racks of unused switches, ports, Ethernet wall jacks, the cabling that connects them all, the yearly maintenance charges for unused switches, electrical charges and cooling costs. So why not formally drop what many end users have already discarded -- the Ethernet cable? "There's definitely a rightsizing going on," says Michael King, research director, mobile and wireless, for Gartner. "By 2011, 70 percent of all net new ports will be wireless. People are saying, 'we don't need to be spending so much on a wired infrastructure if no one is using it." Many of these issues were predicted in fall 2007 by Burton Group Analyst Paul DeBeasi, in a report provocatively titled "The end of Ethernet?" In it, he argued that the demand for mobility and the advent of 802.11n networks with shared throughput of 150M to … [Read more...] about Is it time to cut the Ethernet access cable?