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Brusly's Mary-Cathryn Comeaux wins La. Farm Bureau/Miss Softball award  The Advocate

When asked to explain how her softball career took off over the past three years, Mary-Cathryn Comeaux offers a concise and unassuming response.



Brusly pitcher Mary-Cathryn Comeaux voted Outstanding Player on LSWA 3A softball squad  The Advocate

To the victors often go the spoils of success. However, Brusly High School pitcher Mary-Cathryn Comeaux humbly offers a different perspective.



Breaking ground on Brusly High  thewestsidejournal.com

Local officials, Brusly High administrators, and the West Baton Rouge School District broke ground on the new Brusly High School campus Thursday, March 21.



See renderings, layout plans for the new, expansive Brusly High School  The Advocate

West Baton Rouge Parish Schools released new renderings for the Brusly High School renovations that show a sleek design and expansive athletics features.



Lozada attorneys want confession thrown out, appeal judge’s ruling  WAFB

The husband of slain Brusly High School teacher Sylviane Finck Lozada will challenge a judge's ruling against throwing out his confession in court on ...



School Board jumps into 2019 with swearing in, new Brusly High approval  thewestsidejournal.com

The West Baton Rouge School Board hit the ground running with its first meeting of 2019. The Board held its first meeting of the year, swore in its members and.



Brusly Police Department investigating fight at Brusly High School  thewestsidejournal.com

A Brusly High teacher filed a complaint with the Brusly Police Department after a physical altercation involving two students and three faculty members on ...



WBRSO continuing crackdown on truancy | News  thewestsidejournal.com

The West Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office has set its sights on school truancy, as it has become a serious issue in West Baton Rouge schools. Truancy takes its toll ...



Brusly High alumna earns University Medal upon LSU graduation  thewestsidejournal.com

Brusly High School alumna and recent graduate of Louisiana State University Johneisha Batiste graduated from the College Humanities and Social Sciences ...



2018 Brusly High Homecoming Court | Lifestyle  thewestsidejournal.com

The 2018 Brusly High Homecoming Court. Lauren Walker.JPG. Lauren Walker. 12th grade. Lauren is the daughter of Dalecia Williams and Chet Walker.



Mary-Cathryn Comeaux tosses a one-hitter as Brusly ousts St. James 5-0  The Advocate

BRUSLY — As teams go deeper into the playoffs, softball typically becomes a sport of opportunity. When opportunity knocked Tuesday, top-seeded Brusly High ...



Brusly teacher's plan to fix state's teacher shortage? Set future educators on right path early  The Advocate

A high school class crafted to solve Louisiana's teacher shortage is touting success in its first year, as five West Baton Rouge Parish seniors are about to ...



Unbeaten Brusly channels motivation into multiple ways to win  The Advocate

The Brusly High School softball team has made “Hey 19” something other than an obscure Steely Dan hit song from 1980.



Year in Review  thewestsidejournal.com

Louisianians faced the fiscal cliff, survived a tariff war and made monumental changes to the justice system in 2018. The West Side was no stranger to change, ...



Brusly High teachers react to news of Oscar Lozada arrest  WAFB

It was an emotional day for teachers at Brusly High school, where Sylviane Finck Lozada taught foreign language.



West Baton Rouge property owners to see rise in taxes as $90M school construction is underway  The Advocate

West Baton Rouge taxpayers will be bracing for another steep increase in school millages in 2019, but Superintendent Wes Watts assures residents they'll see ...



Outdoor Corner: Brusly High wins high school bass tournament  Post South

Now that the qualifying events are complete, next on the agenda is the state tournament that will take place on May 3-4, 2019 fishing from the Berwick Landing in ...



Brusly High student hosts First Annual Autism Awareness Walk  thewestsidejournal.com

Brusly High School student Ravyn Fontenot hosted West Baton Rouge's First Annual Autism Awareness Walk Saturday, May 11 at Lukeville Park.



Husband of Brusly teacher missing since 2011 wanted for her death, investigators say  The Advocate

More than seven years after the disappearance of Brusly High School teacher Sylviane Finck Lozada, authorities now allege her husband is responsible for her ...



Oscar Lozada indicted in 2011 slaying of wife, Brusly High teacher Sylviane Finck Lozada  The Advocate

Seven and a half years after Brusly High School teacher Sylviane Finck Lozada disappeared and her blood was found on the walls and ceiling of her Baton ...



School district breaks ground on two elementary school additions  thewestsidejournal.com

West Baton Rouge Schools broke ground on two more school renovation projects Thursday, Feb. 14.



Check out Tuesday's prep report for softball and golf scores  The Advocate

Baseball. Zachary 5, Live Oak 4. Zachary 000 201 101 — 5 12 1. Live Oak 000 030 100 — 4 9 0. W — Tanner Hall. L — Cade Dupont. Leaders — ZACHARY: ...



2019 WBR Relay for Life  thewestsidejournal.com

The 2019 Relay for Life benefitting the American Cancer Society will kick-off at 5:30 p.m.on Friday, April 5 at Brusly High School. The opening ceremonies will ...



Husband of slain Brusly teacher arrested after 7 years, daughter rescued, sheriff says  The Advocate

More than seven years after a Brusly High School teacher disappeared, her husband has been arrested in her death and her daughter, now 12 years old, has ...



Sheriff awards scholarships to local graduates  thewestsidejournal.com

West Baton Rouge Sheriff Mike Cazes awarded scholarships to four local graduates during a ceremony Tuesday, May 14.



Grisly details emerge in case of slain Brusly teacher; confession can be used against husband  The Advocate

A state judge ruled Monday that statements Oscar Lozada gave to sheriff's detectives about the 2011 death of his wife, a Brusly High School teacher whose body ...



Husband of slain Brusly teacher wants appeals court to throw out his confession; here's why  The Advocate

The husband of slain Brusly High School teacher Sylviane Finck Lozada is asking a state appeals court to declare that prosecutors cannot use his October ...



West Baton Rouge Schools names 2019 students and teachers of the year  thewestsidejournal.com

West Baton Rouge Schools named the 2019 Students and Teachers of the Year this week. FB image.jpg. 2019 Elementary Student of the Year Kyhlen Wright is ...



Brusly High's bass masters  thewestsidejournal.com

Jordan Arceneaux. sports@thewestsidejournal.com. The Brusly High School bass fishing duo of Greg Diamond and Michael Bonadona went into the Mossy Oak ...



Brusly teenager who threatened to shoot up school charged with terrorizing  WAFB.com

BRUSLY, LA (WAFB) - A Brusly teenager who threatened to shoot up a high school has been charged with terrorizing, the Brusly Police Department announced ...



Brusly volleyball jamboree: Host Panthers, McKinley tie for first in their pool  The Advocate

BRUSLY — Jamboree host Brusly High had a chance to post a 3-0 record at the 10th annual Westside Jamboree, but a late comeback against McKinley came ...



Area teams take aim at state tournament in Sulphur  The Advocate

The softball playoffs heat up with quarterfinal round action Friday and Saturday.



Running not only runs in the family for Tia Lee and daughter Ta'la Spates -- it's the family business  The Advocate

When Tia Lee says her daughter showed an interest in running at an early age, she pauses and waits for the obvious question.



Twin valedictorians graduate from Brusly High School  WAFB.com

The co-valedictorians of Brusly High School have a lot in common. They both have 4.3 grade point averages, and they're twin sisters.



Brusly teacher lands state's first $50,000 fellowship for education initiatives  The Advocate

A Brusly English educator who is outgoing state Teacher of the Year has landed the state's first $50000 fellowship to pursue education initiatives.



Leadoff hitter Britt Bourgoyne provides game-winning hit as unbeaten Brusly edges Parkview 3-2  The Advocate

BRUSLY — Getting on base and scoring runs is usually the main job for a leadoff batter. Freshman Britt Bourgoyne added a little something extra — a ...



Arrest in Brusly teacher's death comes after investigator spends 7 years making his own breaks  The Advocate

Maj. Todd Morris treated the case like all the others he's investigated during his 28 years with the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office, pursuing every ...



Sheriff's Office: Lozada confesses to 2011 killing of wife, a Brusly teacher  The Advocate

Oscar Lozada was back in Louisiana after his extradition from Texas on Friday afternoon and confessed at Louisiana State Police headquarters to killing his wife ...



Oscar Lozada pleads not guilty Tuesday in 2011 killing of wife, a Brusly language teacher  The Advocate

Oscar Albert Lozada pleaded not guilty Tuesday to a second-degree murder charge alleging he killed his wife, a Brusly High School foreign language teacher ...



Chamber names Brusly town clerk 2018 Pride of WBR at annual banquet  thewestsidejournal.com

The West Baton Rouge Chamber of Commerce celebrated several firsts and honored West Side residents and members at its annual banquet held at the Addis ...



Brusly High seniors create memorable parking spots  WAFB.com

Just before the school year ended last year, a group of upcoming seniors at Brusly High School decided they wanted to make their mark on the school with a ...



New uniform, same legacy | Sports  thewestsidejournal.com

Staff Report. sports@thewestsidejournal.com. Brusly High School's marching band, the Panther Sound, will be sweating it out from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. for the next ...



Next step in probe of Brusly teacher's murder: find remains, bring family closure  The Advocate

After the Friday night admission by Oscar Lozada in the 2011 killing of his wife, Sylviane Finck Lozada, investigators focused their attention on recovering her ...



Photos, video: Brusly High graduates take 'Senior March' through Brusly Elementary, inspiring kids and revisiting teachers  The Advocate

From left, Jason Quinteros, 17, Cody Conner, 18, and Jean Luke Bernard, 17, slap hands with Brusly Elementary School students as they and other upcoming ...



Work to commence soon on West Baton Rouge school projects, officials say  The Advocate

West Baton Rouge Parish voters who in December approved a $90-million bond issue for the school district will soon start seeing that money put to use, ...



Deputy search near Gonzales in case of woman killed by Oscar Lozada, will continue another day  The Advocate

A search Tuesday in Ascension Parish for evidence in the killing of a Brusly High teacher who went missing in 2011 came up empty, but East Baton Rouge ...



West Side showdown showcases two bands, one musical family  thewestsidejournal.com

Ben Nabors. BHS Band Boosters. “It's a family affair,” sang Sly and the Family Stone way back in 1971. That is what the Port Allen High School and Brusly High ...



Brusly makes quick work of Crowley in baseball playoffs  The Advocate

BRUSLY — For four of the past five years, Brusly's baseball team has been a fixture in the Class 3A state semifinals.



Community: Daughters of the American Revolution present awards to high school students  The Advocate

The Daughters of the American Revolution John James Audubon Chapter presented several awards to high school students at its April 15 meeting at the East ...



Brusly High honors teacher who disappeared without a trace  WBRZ

It has been nearly 5 years since Sylviane Lozada went missing. She was a foreign language teacher at Brusly High School. Her family there continues to raise ...



Mexican officials who helped with Oscar Lozado's arrest honored by Louisiana officials at Governor's Mansion  The Advocate

Louisiana leaders hosted Mexican officials this week after the two governments and their respective law enforcement agencies worked together to bring justice ...



West Baton Rouge playing pioneering role in program to groom next generation of teachers  The Advocate

This fall, the West Baton Rouge Parish School District will become the first district in the state to launch a national curriculum-based program called Educators ...



$90 million in construction projects set in motion by West Baton Rouge school board  The Advocate

PORT ALLEN — The West Baton Rouge Parish School Board began cementing plans for its comprehensive list of building projects by giving schools ...



How a group helped grow The West  thewestsidejournal.com

Editor's note: Last week marked the 25th anniversary of the West Baton Rouge Development Corporation's name change to the West Baton Rouge Chamber of ...



The Investigators: 19-year-old student still at school despite felony arrest  WAFB.com

A 19-year-old who attends a GED program at a West Baton Rouge Parish high school is charged with felony carnal knowledge of a juvenile after police say he ...



Michael Bonadona, Greg Diamond win state high school bass title  The Advocate

Launching from Amelia and Lake End Park in Morgan City afforded the 82 qualifying teams to work waters north and south of U.S. 90 during Sunday's Louisiana ...



Special Olympics Athlete of the Year: Landon Dimm 'loves competing and doing better'  The Advocate

Autism hasn't slowed down Brusly High's Landon Dimm, The Advocate's Boys Special Olympics Athlete of the Year.



Oscar Lozada cleared for extradition to Baton Rouge  WAFB

A Texas judge has approved extradition for Oscar Alberto Lozada, clearing the way for Lozada's return to Baton Rouge.



Slain Brusly teacher's sister: On case, waiting for reunion with niece  The Advocate

For seven years, Ghislaine Finck waited in Belgium with no word about what happened to her older sister. During that time, Finck did, however, receive updates ...



Fourth annual Celebrity Waiter staff announced | News  thewestsidejournal.com

Local celebrities are gearing up to take orders, serve food and earn the biggest tips at one of West Baton Rouge's most anticipated events. The fourth annual ...



Student Spotlight  thewestsidejournal.com

Broc Dicapo. About me. School: Brusly High School. Grade: 10th. GPA: 3.574. Parents: Tracy and Josh Ankeny and Quentin Dicapo. Grandparents: David ...



Plaquemine company breaks ground on Brusly shopping center  Greater Baton Rouge Business Report

A Plaquemine development company broke ground last week on its first project: a Brusly shopping center featuring a paper and gifts shop, health spa, Edward ...



Seven years later, family of missing teacher Sylviane Lozada pleads for answers  WBRZ

UPDATE: An arrest warrant has officially been filed for Oscar Lozada in East Baton Rouge. Read the full update with new details on the investigation here: ...



Who's Oscar Lozada? Cryptic man made new life in Mexico before arrest in wife's murder case  The Advocate

Oscar Lozada was looking ahead. He was building a new life for himself in Mexico, settling down and finding financial success there — until authorities swooped ...



Panther Sound prepares for season with 13-day camp  thewestsidejournal.com

Staff Report. editor@thewestsidejournal.com. Brusly High School's marching band ended its summer camp on July 28. After two weeks of hard work and fun, the ...



Louisiana Teacher of the Year heads home to Marksville  KALB News

MARKSVILLE, La. (KALB) - 2018 Teacher of the Year Kimberly Eckert was invited to speak to the Avoyelles Parish Rotary Club Monday and share what she ...



Maddie's Ice Cream: A homemade treat  thewestsidejournal.com

Breanna Smith. editor@thewestsidejournal.com. It took one taste of Cammie's Homemade Ice Cream to inspire Matthew Becker, owner of Maddie's Ice Cream, ...



Former Brusly mayor Rod Prejean dies at age 85; services Saturday  The Advocate

BRUSLY — Rod Prejean, a former two-term mayor of Brusly, local businessman and coach, will be laid to rest Saturday following his death at age 85.



All in: Passion for the classroom drives state teacher of the year  The Advocate

Louisiana's teacher of the year never planned on a career in the classroom.



Funeral services set for slain West Baton Rouge deputy, daughter Saturday in Brusly  The Advocate

West Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Deputy Donna LeBlanc and her daughter Carli LeBlanc will be laid to rest Saturday after visitation at the Brusly High School ...



St. Amant-Walker matchup provides extra local spice for LHSAA tourney semifinals  The Advocate

The names and the faces will be the same. But neither coach expects the game to be the same when Walker takes on St. Amant as the Allstate Sugar ...



Baton Rouge, New Orleans, Lafayette area Business Honors for Oct. 14, 2018  The Advocate

Fran Gladden, vice president of government and public affairs for Cox Southeast Region, was named by the McNeese State University Alumni Association as ...



'Just play' is the advice of Brusly coach Tait Dupont going into LHSAA tourney  The Advocate

Brusly is seeking a breakout performance at the LHSAA baseball tournament that leads to a Class 3A title.



Pointe Coupee victim Carli Jo LeBlanc, a former Brusly standout, covered all the bases with a life well-lived  The Advocate

What's the value of a life? The question is one most of us ponder at some point in our lives.



Akiya Thymes Bio  LSUSports.net

JUNIOR SEASON (2019) Appeared in 33 of LSU's 60 games as a pinch runner and six of those times she played right field… Started two games in right field ...



Louisiana's best teacher and principal for 2018 announced; WBR teacher wins Teacher of the Year  WAFB.com

The Louisiana Department of Education announced on Friday night the 2018 Louisiana State Teacher and Principal of the Year.



Brusly-St. John popular rivalry with fans  The Advocate

Critics outside the Baton Rouge area look at the first two weeks of Brusly's football schedule and ask why. As in why are Class 3A Panthers opening their season ...



False River Academy, Catholic-PC among big winners at Brusly volleyball jamboree  The Advocate

BRUSLY — It was a good day for volleyball teams from New Roads at Brusly High's West Side Jamboree on Tuesday.



Running for Office: Zachary School Board  The Advocate

Obstetrician and gynecologist Dr. Jeanne “Nikki” Gautreaux says she is running for the Zachary Community School Board District 4 seat as a mom who wants to ...



Want to help your local schools with funding? Louisiana specialty license plates could help  The Advocate

At a time when state money is scarce, legislators are looking around for alternatives to help the organizations back home come up with funding.



Experience key as teams head to Sulphur for state baseball tournament  The Advocate

Catholic High baseball knows what it has to do to be successful at the LHSAA baseball state tournament.



Randall Gay career highlights at Brusly (1996-1999)  WAFB.com

Before he was a star at LSU and a two-time Super Bowl champion in the NFL, Randall 'Blue' Gay was scoring touchdowns and dominating opponents at Brusly ...



Records reveal Lozada case details | Crime/Police  The Advocate

In the days after Sylviane Finck Lozada disappeared in July 2011, detectives seized several items from the Brusly High School teacher's home, including pieces ...



Baton Rouge, New Orleans area Business Honors for July 1, 2018  The Advocate

The Baton Rouge Area Chamber graduated 38 participants in its Baton Rouge Area Leadership Program Class of 2018 who attended a series of workshops that ...



Executive Spotlight Q&A: Andy Dupuy, Brown & Root  Greater Baton Rouge Business Report

(Photo by Don Kadair). Name: Andy Dupuy Position: President and CEO, Brown and Root Age: 60. Hometown: Brusly, La. Education: Brusly High School ...



Brusly finds a defensive weapon in quarterback Jason Holliday  The Advocate

Brusly coach Marc Brown struggled with the decision of playing quarterback Jason Holliday both ways.



Gov. Edwards signs 79 new bills into law, vetoes 3  WAFB.com

Governor John Bel Edwards signed 79 bills into law and vetoed three bills Wednesday that Louisiana Legislature passed during the 2018 Regular Legislative ...



Former LSU football player with one kidney sues Southern Miss for not letting him play  NOLA.com

Deven Hammond was playing football as a defensive back at LSU when he got a big opportunity: He was asked to join the team at University of Southern ...



College Football Playoffs 2020: New Orleans is next as host for championship game  The Advocate

SANTA CLARA, Calif. — The College Football Playoff National Championship Game will be trading San Francisco cable cars for New Orleans street cars next ...



Louisiana deputy, daughter killed during argument with neighbor  The Sun Herald

Authorities say an apparent murder-suicide left three dead including a sheriff's deputy and her daughter, who were shot at their Pointe Coupee Parish home by a ...



East Baton Rouge Sheriff's major receives 'Service Before Self' award for work in cross-country homicide case  The Advocate

A lead criminal investigator at the East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office received the highest honor at the Beyond the Badge award ceremony Tuesday afternoon for ...



Search for Sylviane Finck Lozada  WBXH

Sylviane Finck Lozada was here one day and without a word was gone the next. Friends have opened up about her disappearance and even her husband is ...



Rotolos Pizzeria is a staple Louisiana company  Weekly Citizen

"I have so many positive experiences in Ascension Parish," franchisee Chad Calongne said, "the people that I've met, the people that have supported me, and ...



Local students participate in OLOL College summer program  Post South

Louisiana faces a serious shortage of health care professionals. Central Louisiana Area Health Education Center (CLAHEC) collaborated with Our Lady of the ...



Another casualty of Louisiana's budget problems? Teachers now make nearly $2K less than their regional peers  The Advocate

Average public school teacher salaries in Louisiana finally reached the regional average in 2007, a breakthrough that was celebrated by politicians, education ...



Baton Rouge Delta Development to introduce debs at presentation tea  The Advocate

The Baton Rouge Delta Development Corporation will present 12 debutantes at its 53rd annual Debutante Cotillion on Aug. 6 at the Baton Rouge Marriott.



MCHS defeats South Terrebonne in 5; CCHS wins tourney  StMaryNow.com

Morgan City High School defeated Division II South Terrebonne 3-2 (25-20, 21-25, 25-23, 19-25, 16-14) in Morgan City Monday.



Live shrimp valuable commodity on coast  The Advocate

Like most charterboat skippers, Frank Dreher knew he was under the gun.



Holden steps down as Berwick football coach  StMaryNow.com

Following the best two-year run in Berwick High School football during approximately the past 20 years, Berwick High School football Coach Eric Holden has ...



Southern Arkansas signs 33 football players to freshmen class  Magnoliareporter

The Southern Arkansas football program has announced the signing of 33 players as the newest Muleriders signed National Letters of Intent (NLIs) on ...



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