New putter serves Brian Stuard well in playoff win

Brian Stuard kisses the tournament trophy after winning the PGA Zurich Classic golf tournament at TPC Louisiana in Avondale, La., Monday, May 2, 2016. The tournament was shortened to 54 holes due to lengthy rain delays all weekend. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

After giving a new putter a trial run at the Valero Texas Open in his last PGA Tour start, Brian Stuard stuck it in his bag for the Zurich Classic of New Orleans that got underway Thursday. It felt good in his hands, even though Stuard finished in a tie for 55th at the… Continue reading →

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Southeastern adds Shane Smith to coaching staff

Advocate staff photo by SCOTT THRELKELD --  Franklinton head coach Shane Smith looks down the sideline during a game against Mandeville Friday, Aug. 30, 2013 during a jamboree at Covington High School.

Longtime Franklinton High School football coach Shane Smith joined the Southeastern Louisiana football coaching staff, SLU coach Ron Roberts announced on Monday. Smith will be an assistant coach on the offensive staff, working with the wide receivers. Smith joins the SLU… Continue reading →


More than 350 get out to fish in BREC event

Advocate staff photo by HILARY SCHEINUKMinnows, anyone?If you're wondering what bass are feeding on in ponds and other south Louisiana waters, check out this school of minnows found in the middle of last week on University Lake near LSU. Top minnows, shad and carp spawned a couple of week early this year across south Louisiana and are providing post-spawn appetizers for largemouth, spoitted and white bass, goggle-eye and bluegill.

The order of the day was Get out and Fish! and more than 350 anglers covering ages from 4 to 74 showed up last weekend at BREC’s Burbank Park to follow that order. After Wildlife and Fisheries stocked in excess of a thousand pounds… Continue reading →