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Seniors at East Ascension hold annual pond jump on last day of class  WAFB

At East Ascension High School Wednesday, seniors got a running start to their summer break.

Community banding together to make baseball field accessible for children with special needs  WAFB

GONZALES, LA (WAFB) - A team of residents in Ascension Parish are working to make a baseball field accessible to everyone in the community.

East Ascension wins parish bragging rights with victory over St. Amant  The Advocate

GONZALES — The District 5-5A title wasn't expected to be on the line, and it wasn't, but Ascension Parish rivals St. Amant and East Ascension waged a typically ...

Four look to score big: 2018 5A champ East Ascension tops four 5A/Division I teams in semifinals  The Advocate

ALEXANDRIA — Having three out of four semifinalists gives Baton Rouge perhaps the best shot at an all-local final in Class 5A. A fourth team primed for its best ...

Photos: Big wins for East Ascension, Southern Lab, Dunham in prep football Week 10  The Advocate

The final Friday night of the Baton Rouge-area prep football regular season was full of thrilling matchups.

Ascension Athletics for Feb. 21, 2019  The Advocate

This season, the transitions for the East Ascension Spartans boys basketball team went beyond the on-court shifts from offense to defense. Tyler Turner, an ...

Seeding is just a beginning: East Ascension coach Darnell Lee seeks focus  The Advocate

East Ascension football coach Darnell Lee had a wide array of emotions when the LHSAA released its football playoff pairings Sunday.

Nine Spartan football players sign with colleges  Weekly Citizen

It was another special signing day at East Ascension High on Wednesday morning as nine Spartan football players inked their letters of intent to continue their ...

Ascension School Board names teachers, principals of the year  The Advocate

The 2018-19 Teachers of the Year and Principals of the Year were honored by the Ascension Parish School Board at its Tuesday night meeting.

Around Ascension for April 4, 2019 | Ascension  The Advocate

The River Region Art Association will present a wineglass painting class for adults from 9 a.m. to noon April 27 at its Depot Art Gallery, 320 E. Ascension St., ...

APS Director of Human Resources Randy Watts retires  Weekly Citizen

After 29 years working in Ascension Public Schools, Director of Human Resources and former East Ascension High School Principal and Coach Randy Watts is ...

Ascension Parish announces 2018-19 students of the year  The Advocate

The Ascension Parish School Board will recognize the district's 2018-19 students of the year for fifth, eighth and 12th grades during its Jan. 22 meeting, when the ...

East Ascension High School to benefit from mattress sale  The Advocate

A mattress sale fundraiser for East Ascension High School will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27, in the school gym, 612 E. Worthey Road, ...

East Ascension overcomes 17-point deficit to edge McKinley girls  The Advocate

GONZALES — Despite trailing by 17 early, East Ascension rallied for a 60-56 win over district rival McKinley.

Photos, video: East Ascension High students take part in crazy, colorful senior pond jump  The Advocate

East Ascension High School seniors participate in the annual pond jump Wednesday May 2, 2018, in Gonzales, La. After taking their final exams, students ...

Ascension Athletics for April 18, 2019  The Advocate

The East Ascension High School baseball team started the season 3-10 but has since gone 15-4 and currently sits in the 20th position in the 5A power rankings.

Ascension Parish Schools to hold forums on tax renewal proposals  The Advocate

Ascension Public Schools is holding four public forums this month to provide information about the March 30 tax renewal election.

Ascension Athletics for April 11, 2019  The Advocate

The Dutchtown High School baseball team capped a disappointing 2019 season last year with an impressive run to the 5A state quarters, eventually losing to ...

Two high school teams face off in one of the state's biggest pep rallies  WBRZ

GONZALES - It is a high school rivalry like no other. St. Amant and East Ascension High School are facing off in football Friday night. Ahead of that game, the two ...

Student at East Ascension High arrested on terrorizing count after alleged threat; no weapon found  The Advocate

GONZALES — A juvenile accused of making an unspecified "threat" at the East Ascension High School Campus was arrested Friday on a single count of ...

Dutchtown claims share of district title with hard-fought win over East Ascension  The Advocate

GONZALES — Dutchtown High School's volleyball team reached new heights with its 3-2 victory over feisty East Ascension on Wednesday night.

Gonzales police: No bomb found after threat at East Ascension High School; students return to classes  The Advocate

Students who were evacuated to the campus baseball fields at East Ascension High on Wednesday morning were able to resume classes shortly before noon, ...

First public forum on upcoming Ascension schools tax vote slated for tonight  The Advocate

ST. AMANT — The first of four public forums on a proposed renewal of two property taxes for the Ascension Parish school district on the March 30 ballot will be.

Marguerite Guillot appointed Principal of Bullion Primary School  Weekly Citizen

Ascension Public Schools announces the appointment of Marguerite Guillot as Principal of Bullion Primary School. Guillot, who currently serves as Assistant ...

Graduation: East Ascension High School  The Advocate

East Ascension High School's Class of 2018 graduation ceremony was held at 7 p.m. Friday in Spartan Stadium.

Ascension Parish students complete BASF Science Academy  The Advocate

Cathy Do, of East Ascension High School in Gonzales, and Kailyn Phillips, of Donaldsonville High School, will start their college careers with a three-credit ...

Ascension Public Schools gave back to the community for Thanksgiving  Weekly Citizen

We know that this helps them experience more than just school and more than being just good in academics. These experiences raise awareness about the ...

Ascension Parish Schools fills leadership positions  The Advocate

Ascension Public Schools has appointed Robyn Simmons as principal of Early College Options, Stacey Hughes as assistant principal of St. Amant Primary and ...

Ascension Parish school district offers free English classes to Spanish speaking parents  WBRZ

Ascension Parish- Class is in session but not just for high school students. Parents like Mari Rosario are learning how to speak English.

Consultant recommends raises for Ascension Parish teachers  The Advocate

GONZALES — An education consultant is recommending the Ascension Parish School Board look at increasing teacher pay from between 1 percent and 4 ...

World champion rodeo cowboy Tyler Waguespack gets Ascension Parish honors  The Advocate

East Ascension High School graduate Tyler Waguespack, who won his second world champion title at the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association 2018 ...

Surprise retirement party thrown for EA band director  Weekly Citizen

Following the heartwarming stories, Roussel took the stage with a band of students and alumni one final time. It was a moment those present will never forget.

Freshmen to return to new buildings at East Ascension, Dutchtown in new year  The Advocate

GONZALES - After the holidays, ninth-graders at two Ascension Parish high schools will be leaving behind temporary classrooms to finish their school year in ...

Graduates: East Ascension High School | Ascension  The Advocate

East Ascension High School held its graduation ceremony at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 11, in Spartan Stadium in Gonzales.

St. Amant High School students travel to support football team  The Advocate

Fans of the St. Amant High School football team traveled to Gonzales to support the team in its game against East Ascension High School on Nov. 2. Although ...

Ascension public school system appoints five to administrative positions  The Advocate

Ascension public schools recently announced the appointment of five top administrative positions.

Around Ascension for March 21, 2019 | Ascension  The Advocate

The American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Ascension Parish starts at 3 p.m. at Cabela's, 2200 Cabela's Parkway, Gonzales. Join local volunteers and ...

Ascension Parish School Board honors 2017-18 Teachers and Principals of the Year  Weekly Citizen

2017-18 TEACHERS OF THE YEAR (From left): Lake Elementary's Hollie LeBlanc, Dutchtown Middle's Ashley Brown and Dutchtown High's Maureen Ballotta.△.

Kamron Glover's big defensive plays lift East Ascension by No. 28 Zachary 54-51  The Advocate

GONZALES — Jimel London scored 10 fourth-quarter points, but it took more than offense. Kamron Glover proved that point Friday night.

East Ascension High School opens Spartan Café with Ascension Fund grant  The Advocate

Lattes, tea and breakfast items are on the menu every Friday at East Ascension High School's Spartan Café, thanks to a $2500 grant from the Ascension Fund.

Photos: Staff Photographer Bill Feig looks back at 2018  The Advocate

Staff photographer Bill Feig's favorite photos from 2018.

Ascension Parish School Board recognizes athletics boosters  The Advocate

The Ascension Parish School Board expressed its appreciation for football jamboree sponsors Eatel Corp., Hughes Insurance and Duckroost Deli and Seafood.

Former Ascension schools teacher pleads guilty to sexual contact with student  The Advocate

GONZALES — A former East Ascension High assistant athletic trainer and health teacher has pleaded guilty to prohibited sexual conduct with a 17-year-old ...

Photos: Annual Pond Jump for East Ascension High School Seniors  The Advocate

Annual pond jump for East Ascension High School seniors. Seniors took their last test, walked across the street and jumped into the pond in front of friends and ...

Who is "Bobby" Webre? - News  Weekly Citizen

"I just felt a desire to go into the military," Webre said. "My dad was such a great guy. Anything mechanical he wanted to know how to work on and learn how to ...

Former EAHS teacher arrested for sexual misconduct with student  Weekly Citizen

After a week-long investigation, the Gonzales Police Dept. has issued an arrest warrant, and as of today (March 25), has taken custody of 34-year-old Louis Carl ...

Dutchtown Middle Beta takes home awards from district competition  The Advocate

The Dutchtown Middle School Beta Club recently competed in the District 8 Day held at East Ascension High School.

Ascension Public Schools support employees receive recognition for 2017-18 year  The Advocate

The Ascension Parish School Board recognized the 2018 Support Employees of the Year on May 15.

How will leaders, builders account for flood risk with new Ascension courthouse?  The Advocate

GONZALES — The site of a future three-story, $26 million Ascension Parish courthouse with advanced security features is where the government action is on ...

Check out the high school basketball Top 10s for the Baton Rouge area  The Advocate

1. Scotlandville (28-1): The Hornets face another key test vs. District 4-5A foe Walker on Tuesday. SHS has been the most consistent among a group of talented ...

Ascension honors 2016-17 Teachers and Principals of the Year  WBXH

The 2016-17 Teachers of the Year and Principals of the Year were honored by the Ascension Parish School Board at its Tuesday night meeting.

Check out the the Baton Rouge area all-district volleyball teams  The Advocate

First team. Caroline Starns, St. Joseph's Academy, Sr.; Hannah Lewis, Baton Rouge High, Sr.; Nia Kay, Central, Sr.; Neely Bourgoyne, Baton Rouge High, Sr.; ...

St. Amant, East Ascension gearing up for 16th Spartan/Gator Tailgate Shout Out  The Advocate

Shouts and cheers will ring out from the Lamar-Dixon Expo Center's Savoy Arena during the 16th Spartan/Gator Tailgate Shout Out from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. ...

It's on again: St. Amant travels to East Ascension for a key 5-5A boys basketball game  The Advocate

East Ascension and St. Amant are at it again. Three months after the Ascension Parish rivals tied for the District 5-5A football title, they will square off in a high.

Students In Pursuit of Excellence: Overseer Richard Rayborn, Sr. Scholarship Awards Banquet  Weekly Citizen

The second point was the 3 C's: Control, Choices and Consequences. He explained the importance of the way we react to certain situations can lead to making ...

Ascension Parish School Board honors 2017-18 Students of the Year  The Advocate

Ascension Parish's District Students of the Year are, from left, Twelfth Grade Student of the Year Christina Roberson, of Dutchtown High School; Fifth Grade ...

Smiley: Playing games with scammers | Smiley Anders  The Advocate

As someone who gets one or two junk calls a day, I'm especially fond of stories from scam-weary readers who are fighting back.

Ascension Parish sheriff honored upon retirement  The Advocate

Ascension Parish President Kenny Matassa has proclaimed Dec. 31 as Jeffrey F. Wiley Day, in recognition of Wiley's retirement as Ascension Parish sheriff after ...

Ascension Public Schools recognizes 11 for earning Doctor of Education degrees  The Advocate

Eleven Ascension Parish schools employees have been recognized by the School Board for earning Doctor of Education degrees this year.

Ascension Public Schools honors teachers and principals of the year  The Advocate

The Ascension Parish School Board honored the 2016-17 Teachers of the Year and Principals of the Year during its March 21 meeting. A news release said ...

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas in Ascension  The Advocate

Christmas lights are already up at city hall in Gonzales and a drive-through Christmas light show is welcoming visitors at Lamar-Dixon Expo Center.

Groundbreaking for freshmen academy at E. Ascension HS  WBRZ

School officials and area leaders broke ground for East Ascension High School's new freshmen academy.

East Ascension, St. Amant ‘Shout Out’ event set  Weekly Citizen

The excitement is back. East Ascension High School and St. Amant High School students, staff, alumni and fans will once again gather to cheer their respective ...

Second suspect arrested, motive revealed in slaying of East Ascension student found dead in canal  The Advocate

GONZALES — Alex Rubio was shot in the back of the head while he was in a stolen car with two teens he believed were his friends and then his.

Gonzales teen serves among congressman’s princesses at Washington, D.C. Mardi Gras  The Advocate

East Ascension High School senior Margaret “Maggie” Britton, of Gonzales, attended Mardi Gras festivities in Washington, D.C., as one of Congressman Garret ...

Teachers, Principals of the Year named  Weekly Citizen

The 2016-17 Teachers of the Year and Principals of the Year were honored by the Ascension Parish School Board at its March 21 meeting. Awards were given ...

Check out Friday's Week 4 high school football capsules  The Advocate

7 p.m. at DSHS. RECORDS: Belaire 0-3; Denham Springs 2-1. LAST WEEK: Belaire lost to Brusly 41-20; Denham Springs beat Fontainebleau 24-21. PLAYERS ...

EA Spanish Club places at Convention  Weekly Citizen

East Ascension High School participated in the Louisiana High Schools Spanish Club Convention for the first time. Students who were in attendance were ...

Overseer Richard Rayborn Sr. Scholarship Fund awards scholarships to eight graduates  The Advocate

Eight Ascension Parish graduates were honored at the Overseer Richard Rayborn Sr. Scholarship Fund's third annual scholarship award banquet.

Smiley: How to tell you're in Louisiana  The Advocate

Gail Boeneke, of Prairieville, tells of an experience folks in this part of the world might find familiar:

APSB honors students of the year  Donaldsonville Chief

2017-18 DISTRICT STUDENTS OF THE YEAR - (Left to right) Twelfth Grade Student of the Year Christina Roberson of Dutchtown High, Fifth Grade Student of ...

President Matassa proclaims Jeffrey F. Wiley Day  Donaldsonville Chief

During his tenure, he helped guide the department through the unprecedented population growth Ascension Parish has experienced.

East Ascension crowns queen, inducts alumni into Hall, Wall of Fame  The Advocate

Mackenzie Andrews was crowned homecoming queen Friday during the East Ascension game in Spartan Stadium.

Ascension Athletics: 25 years of T-bones, red beans and rice  The Advocate

The East Ascension-St. Amant high school football rivalry goes way back to the days of three high schools in Gonzales: the Gonzales High Bulldogs, Dutchtown ...

EA sets record with mattress sale  The Advocate

East Ascension High School set a national record for the third time with its annual mattress sale.

East Ascension announces top grads  The Advocate

East Ascension High School has named Alex Michael Zeringue as valedictorian of the Class of 2017.

Ascension Parish plans for new schools and renovations

New schools and major upgrades are coming to Ascension Parish.

Residents on edge as homicide investigation continues into body found in Gonzales canal

Deputies with the Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office continue to investigate after a body was found in a Gonzales canal Tuesday afternoon.

East Ascension High, Apple Digital Academy students arrested for bomb threats  Weekly Citizen

After the Gonzales Police Department arrested a 16-year-old this morning for communicating a bomb threat at East Ascension High School, a second bomb ...

Expanding the arts in Ascension  Weekly Citizen

A new art school with familiar teachers has officially opened its doors with the founding of LA ARTS - a school for theatre, music, film, art and dance. Utilizing a ...

Doc Lewis misses his hometown - News  Weekly Citizen

Above all, Lewis's message is one of hope. Currently, despite his condition he works as a radio personality with KFSR 90.7 FM out of Fresno, Calif. He is also an ...

Outdoor Corner: Anything Outdoors fundraiser grows  Weekly Citizen

Anything Outdoors Helping Kids had its annual fundraiser this past Saturday at the St. Amant KC Hall. The event was welcomed by great weather (no rain) along ...

Separate Freshman Academy buildings on tap for three Ascension Parish high schools  The Advocate

New campus buildings coming to three Ascension Parish public high schools will be dedicated solely to students in ninth grade, the year educators say is the ...

Ascension community members take the plunge for Special Olympics  The Advocate

Chilly, but not freezing, water temperatures greeted participants Saturday at the Special Olympics Louisiana's Polar Plunge at Cabela's in Gonzales.

Check out the latest boys and girls basketball playoff scores along with tennis and baseball scores  The Advocate

All nonselect games are bidistrict round and must be played by Friday. Class 5A. (1) Natchitoches-Central 62, (32) Ponchatoula 46. (16) Denham Springs 75, ...

Running for Office: Erin Wiley Lanoux announces bid for Ascension Parish Court judgeship  The Advocate

Erin Wiley Lanoux has announced her intent to run for the Ascension Parish Court judgeship being vacated by the retiring Judge Marilyn Lambert.

Once childhood buddies: Tuesday shooting ends life of Gonzales man, lands Prairieville friend in custody  The Advocate

GONZALES — A Prairieville man drove up to a mobile home in Ascension Parish late Tuesday morning, got into an argument with a childhood friend with whom ...

Thibodaux hires Trosclair as head baseball coach  Daily Comet

After 23 years, local baseball coach Shane Trosclair will get to wear the purple-and-gold colors of Thibodaux High School once again.Trosclair, a 1995 ...

Spartan efforts  Weekly Citizen

Right now, the epicenter of basketball in Ascension Parish is East Ascension High School.

Ascension Parish community photo gallery for Oct. 1, 2015  The Advocate

The Ascension Advocate this week includes photos from local civic, community and school groups and highlights recent events around Ascension Parish.

Ascension Parish schools district, RPCC graduate first class of Early College Option Program  The Advocate

Twenty-one students are making history as the first class of graduates from the Early College Option Program offered through the Ascension Parish school ...

Meet the Council: District 11 Councilman Benny Johnson - News  Weekly Citizen

The veteran councilman still takes a hands-on approach to solving problems in his district. He drives every road in his district to see things for himself and tackle ...

East Ascension softball team edges Dutchtown  The Advocate

GONZALES — During a week in which it played seven softball games in six days, East Ascension may have saved its best for last.

Body found Tuesday in Ascension Parish canal is 18-year-old homicide victim, deputies say  The Advocate

The body discovered in New River Canal in Gonzales on Tuesday is that of 18-year-old Alex Rubio, the victim of a homicide, the Ascension Parish Sheriff's ...

Tyler Waguespack grabbed the bull by the horns to become top rodeo star  The Advocate

As a kid in Gonzales, Tyler Waguespack knew what he wanted to do. Football? Baseball? Piano lessons? Those were for his classmates.

Meet the Council: District 3 Councilman Travis Turner  Weekly Citizen

An attorney by trade, Turner opened his own law firm in 2011. He handles criminal defense, personal injury, and family cases. He graduated Southern University ...

LSU Tigers Score Verbal From In-State Standout David Boylan  Swimming World Magazine

Agon is the proud sponsor of all high school coverage (recruiting, results, state championships, etc.) on For more information about Agon, ...

Rodeo family: Rodeo ropers, riders close but competitive  The Advocate

Cousins Mackenzie Becnel and Gracie Sinanan are rodeo cowgirls, through and through.

Louisiana floods are “historic” but not surprising  temblor

This weekend's flooding was devastating. But where should we expect to see Louisiana floods? Almost everywhere, according to Temblor maps.

Jambalaya Capitol receives new champ, queen  Weekly Citizen

The 50th Jambalaya Festival kicked off last weekend, attracting thousands of festival goers to the heart of Ascension Parish over the three-day Memorial Day ...

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