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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 ...

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.

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.

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 ...

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, ...

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, ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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.

Potential threat at East Ascension High School being investigated  Weekly Citizen

Police are not taking the matter lightly, especially after the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla. this week.

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. The Griffins ...

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.

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.

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.

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 announces 2018-19 Teachers and Principals of the year  Weekly Citizen

"We give a special congratulations to those recognized this year and a heartfelt thank you for being a model of *service*, teamwork, leadership, and learning."

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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 ...

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 ...

Ascension public school system appoints five to administrative positions  The Advocate

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

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.

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.

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.

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

Staff photographer Bill Feig's favorite photos from 2018.

Ascension Parish calendar for Jan. 17-24, 2019 | Ascension  The Advocate

MARY BIRD PERKINS CANCER CENTER WALKING GROUP: 9 a.m. to 10 a.m., Jambalaya Park, Gonzales. Connect with other cancer survivors and caregivers ...

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 ...

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 ...

Who is "Bobby" Webre?  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 ...

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 ...

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 Parish School Board honors 2017-18 Teachers and Principals of the Year  Donaldsonville Chief

“The most important person to the overall success of students, outside their home, is the classroom teacher.” The 2017-18 Teachers of the Year and Principals of ...

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.

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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.; ...

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 ...

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 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.

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.

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.

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.

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 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.

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 ...

Pitching in: Gauthier Amedee's Preston Thrash prefers making plays, but excels in closer's role  The Advocate

Preston Thrash hates pitching. The former East Ascension High School player proudly says it. But he also loves to win. When the opportunity arose, Thrash ...

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, ...

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

The Ascension Parish School Board honored the 2017-18 Students of the Year during its Feb. 6 meeting at Donaldsonville High School. The board presented ...

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.

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.

EA sets record with mattress sale | Ascension  The Advocate

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

Doc Lewis misses his hometown  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 ...

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.

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.

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 ...

Power of five: Ascension Parish's 5-0 playoff teams is something teams, fans relish  The Advocate

Ascension Parish — yep, they're all in. “When they say 'Ascension Strong' around here, they mean it,” East Ascension coach Darnell Lee said. “If we're not ...

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.

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.

Ascension Parish plans for new schools and renovations

New schools and major upgrades are coming to Ascension Parish.

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Gonzales teen shines at BASF Science Academy  The Advocate

Nicole LeJeune, of Gonzales, jump-started her college experience and learned the business of chemistry at the recent sixth annual BASF Science Academy.

Reports: Gonzales teacher accused of having sex with student  WGNO

A Gonzales teacher was arrested Wednesday for reportedly having sex with a 17-year-old student, WBRZ reports.

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 ...

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 ...

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.

Spartan efforts  Weekly Citizen

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

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 ...

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 ...

Meet the Council: District 11 Councilman Benny Johnson  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.

UH signs 14 recruits, including 8 from Houston area, during Early Signing Period

HOUSTON – For the second straight season with the NCAA's early signing period, the Houston Football program welcomed its newest members from the site of ...

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 ...

Check out prep basketball, soccer results from Tuesday, Jan. 17  The Advocate

Boys basketball. Brusly 59, Glen Oaks 58. Glen Oaks 16 17 11 14 — 58. Brusly 13 15 14 17 — 59. SCORING: GLEN OAKS: Dontrell McQuarters 18, James ...

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 ...

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.

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

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'Hold That Tiger!' LSU welcomes 2018 early signees

With Wednesday's National Signing Day, Coach Ed Orgeron and the LSU Tigers have added some talent to its roster.

Ascension Parish community photo gallery for April 28, 2016  The Advocate

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

Central Middle wins parish volleyball title  Weekly Citizen

The Central Middle School (CMS) Lady Mustangs clinched their second parish title for volleyball, finishing with an undefeated season last week.

Overseer Richard Rayborn Sr. Scholarship Fund awards funds to recent grads  The Advocate

The Overseer Richard Rayborn Sr. Scholarship Fund held its second annual Scholarship Awards Banquet on June 17. Four Ascension Parish 2017 graduates ...

New business owner, 18, finds career path iced with divine guidance: 'God was leading me to bake'  The Advocate

PRAIRIEVILLE — Clarence Cutno knew his granddaughter Haley Thompson had a special talent for baking when the teenager began taking orders for more ...

Spartanettes on Broadway: Dancers lead mini camp  The Advocate

Spartanettes on Broadway was the theme for the East Ascension High School Spartanettes' dance mini camp held June 12-16 in Gonzales.

EA pitcher McInnis signs with Southern  Weekly Citizen

Falling behind and facing a bases-loaded jam with no outs, East Ascension decided to cut the day short for ace Austin Millet, and instead, looked to an ...

Embattled Gonzales councilman, target of recall effort Gary Lacombe resigns  The Advocate

GONZALES — Gonzales City Councilman Gary Lacombe resigned Tuesday, almost two weeks before a recall election targeting him and fellow Councilman ...

The Great Flood of 2016  Weekly Citizen

As water rises in areas that have not flooded since 1983 or ever, state and parish officials warn that residents may hardly be in the clear, with more high water ...

Four Democrats compete for House District 58 in Saturday's election  The Advocate

The four candidates in Saturday's special election agree that River Parishes' House District 58 has more than the usual numbers of refineries and chemical ...

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

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

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.

State 7v7 Championship Series coming to Gonzales  Weekly Citizen

This summer, the first ever Louisiana seven-on-seven state champion will be crowned, and all of the action will take place right here in Gonzales.

Ascension Parish cheerleader joins NFL cheer squad  Weekly Citizen

It is May 2015, hundreds of women arrive at the AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas for the preliminary round of Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders' auditions. Among ...

19-year-old arrested at high school on terrorizing charges  WBXH

A 19-year-old St. Amant man was arrested Tuesday morning after being seen with what witnesses thought was a handgun. Blaine Dearmond was walking ...

Michael Brenden Simoneaux Day Proclaimed in Ascension Parish  Weekly Citizen

On Aug. 20, Parish President Tommy Martinez proclaimed the day as Michael “Brenden” Simoneaux Day in Ascension Parish in honor of the Dutchtown High ...

Five arrested on murder charges during NOPD's 7-day holiday task force roundup; 34 total arrests made  The Advocate

New Orleans Police on Friday announced the arrests of 34 people during a holiday roundup, including a man sought in connection to the shooting death of a ...

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