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Our Views: As Louisiana mourns the loss of Baton Rouge sailor, we hope his family, friends find comfort

November 27, 2017 by The Advocate

The AdvocateMatthew Chialastri was an avid student of history at Baton Rouge's Woodlawn High School and a cadet in the Junior ROTC program. Friends weren't surprised when Chialastri went on to serve his country in the U.S. Navy. We join the many state and ...

Friends mourn Baton Rouge sailor lost at sea

November 26, 2017 by

"He was just a fantastic young man. Fantastic student. Great sense of humor,” said Sgt. Jill Pearl, Chialastri's ROTC commander at Woodlawn High School in Baton Rouge. Chialastri was the class of 2013 valedictorian at Woodlawn. He later joined the ...

Baton Rouge native among three sailors killed in Philippine Sea plane crash, Navy says

November 25, 2017 by The Advocate

The Advocate"Our condolences extend to his fellow service men and women who selflessly serve our great country." Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards released a statement on Twitter on Saturday afternoon. "Airman Matthew Chialastri from Baton Rouge and two fellow ...

Navy IDs 3 sailors lost in cargo plane crash in Philippine Sea

November 25, 2017 by Alive For Football

Alive For FootballThe U.S. Navy has identified the three sailors who were killed in a C-2A Greyhound crash on Wednesday in the western Pacific Ocean. Chialastri was a Baton Rouge native and valedictorian of Woodlawn High School's 2013 graduating class. This crash comes ...

Baton Rouge native, a high school valedictorian, dies in Navy plane crash: report

November 25, 2017 by

NOLA.comAirman Matthew Chialastri of Louisiana died in a U.S. Navy plane crash in the Philippine Sea. (Photo from U.S. Navy via The Associated Press). Comment. 0 shares. By Drew Broach ·,. | The Times-Picayune. A sailor who died in a ...

Baton Rouge Community College shares options with high school juniors, seniors

November 22, 2017 by The Advocate

The AdvocateBaton Rouge Community College chemistry professor Patrick Kolniak performs a chemical demonstration for visiting high school students in the Chemis-TRY breakout session during Imagine What You Can Do @ BRCC Day on Oct. 12. Contributed photo. Imagine ...

Pam's Party Line: Celebrating Baton Rouge's Bicentennial, conservation heroes

November 21, 2017 by The Advocate

The AdvocateRed Stick Project -- At the Bicentennial Birthday Cake Reception are, front from left, Red Stick Bicentennial Art Contest winners Erica Huang, 12th grade, McKinley High; Sitan Gao, fifth grade, Buchanan Elementary; Sofia Baia, third grade, Buchanan ...

Video interview with former USA Volleyball stars Danielle Scott, Kim Willoughby

November 12, 2017 by Volleyball Magazine

Volleyball MagazineGood friends and former USA Volleyball teammates Danielle Scott and Kim Willoughby served as public-address announcers Saturday for the Louisiana High School Athletic Association's five state-tournament finals in Kenner, La. Five-time USA Olympian ...

Plaquemine wins battle against Woodlawn, weather

October 28, 2017 by The Advocate

The AdvocateNo. 7 Plaquemine rode the strength of a 20-point opening quarter and the Green Devils' defense made it stand up in a 20-10 victory Friday over Woodlawn in a battle of second-place teams at Panther Stadium. Louisiana Tech commitment Wayne Toussant led a ...

Woodlawn quarterback Brian Byrd overcomes knee injury and becomes a leader

October 25, 2017 by The Advocate

The AdvocateA 70-yard run around end against St. Martinville was a crucial milestone. “Brian has always been a 4.5 guy in the 40-yard dash,” Luquet said. “When he turned the corner and saw nobody could catch him, he saw he was a 4.5 guy in a brace. That gave him ...

Unexpected makeover leads to immediate volleyball success for Lee

October 24, 2017 by The Advocate

The AdvocateThe Lee High School volleyball coach got both. The Patriots took a 32-4 record and an 11-match winning streak into a Division II, District 4 match with Scotlandville on Tuesday night. “I expected the team to be improved,” Haynes said, “but I don't ...

Check out the Baton Rouge area high school football Top 10s

October 23, 2017 by The Advocate

The Advocate6, Plaquemine (6-2) and Dutchtown (5-3): Plaquemine regained its balance after a loss to PBS in Week 7. Dutchtown has won two 5-5A games in a row. 8, Catholic (5-3) and Woodlawn (6-2): How will these two teams react after losses? There is more in store ...

Check out the Thursday night football capsules for Week 7

October 11, 2017 by The Advocate

The AdvocateWoodlawn's Xavier Lodge (2) runs for a first down against St. Michael on Thursday, October 5, 2017, at Woodlawn High School in Baton Rouge, La. Advocate staff photo by HILARY SCHEINUK. Belaire at Walker. 7 p.m. at Walker High. RECORDS: Belaire 1-5, 0-3 ...

Residents weigh in on EBR school system plans for 20 vacant acres in Jefferson Terrace

October 10, 2017 by The Advocate

The AdvocateBoard member Mike Gaudet, who represents residents near LSU, urged the crowd to avoid the NIMBY (Not In My Back Yard) syndrome and to instead help the board figure out how to offer more for high school students in the area. “We don't have a traditional ...

Preparation story behind Woodlawn's lopsided win over St. Michael

October 5, 2017 by The Advocate

The AdvocateWoodlawn parlayed an interception on St. Michael's first series of the game and capitalized on favorable field position in building a 31-0 halftime cushion. Lodge, a Louisiana Tech commitment, returned Kade Stuart's pass down the middle of the field ...

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