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South Louisiana diocese to close elementary school

Dec. 7, 2019 11:37 AM EST

HOUMA, La. (AP) — A Catholic elementary school that has operated for more than 50 years is closing in south Louisiana. Catholic diocese officials said Maria Immacolata Elementary in Houma will close at the end of the current school year. The school has just over 150 students. The Courier reports that...

McGhee, Jones help Nicholls run to 120-69 victory

Dec. 2, 2019 11:39 PM EST

THIBODAUX, La. (AP) — Lorenzo McGhee had 34 points and Andre Jones had a triple double to help Nicholls beat NCCAA-member Campbellsville-Harrodsburg 120-69 on Monday night. Jones finished with 13 points, 11 assists and 10 rebounds. Dexter McClanahan added 21 points and D’Angelo Hunter chipped in 12...

Nicholls wins FCS playoff opener, 24-6, over North Dakota

Nov. 30, 2019 7:26 PM EST

THIBODAUX, La. (AP) — Chase Fourcade accounted for two TDs, Julien Gums ran for 172 yards and Nicholls beat North Dakota 24-6 Saturday in a first-round FCS playoff game. Gums, who went over 1,000 yards this season, led a rushing attack that gained 316. Dontrell Taylor added 95 yards rushing and a score....

Louisiana motor vehicles offices reopening after cyberattack

Nov. 25, 2019 12:55 PM EST

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Eight regional locations for Louisiana’s Office of Motor Vehicles have reopened after a cyberattack crippled agency operations last week. Other branch locations will resume operations after technical staff ensures the computer systems are functioning properly. The regional...

Fourcade throws 3 TDs, leads Nicholls past McNeese 34-20

Nov. 16, 2019 7:54 PM EST

THIBODAUX, La. (AP) — Chase Fourcade threw for 374 yards and three touchdown passes to lead Nicholls to a 34-20 victory over McNeese on Saturday. The win secured Nicholls (7-4, 6-2 Southland Conference) third consecutive seven-win season, a program first. It was also just the second win in the last 11...

Nicholls St. beats Paul Quinn of the NAIA 81-66

Nov. 14, 2019 12:40 AM EST

THIBODAUX, La. (AP) — Elvis Harvey Jr. scored 17 points and grabbed 10 rebounds as Nicholls State beat Paul Quinn College of the NAIA 81-66 on Wednesday night. Dexter McClanahan led with 18 points for the Colonels (2-1). D’Angelo Hunter added 16 points and seven rebounds and Andre Jones scored 14...

Bookkeeper to serve 33 months; stole more than $550,000

Nov. 13, 2019 1:00 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A Louisiana woman has been sentenced to nearly three years in prison for stealing more than $550,000 from her former employer. The U.S. Attorney’s Office in New Orleans says in a Wednesday news release that 65-year-old Christelle Schmidt of Thibodaux was sentenced to 33 months in...

Gums, Fourcade lead Nicholls past Houston Baptist 48-27

Nov. 9, 2019 8:16 PM EST

THIBODAUX, La. (AP) — Julien Gums ran for three touchdowns and Chase Fourcade passed for two in Nicholls State's 48-27 victory over Houston Baptist on Saturday. Fourcade hit David Robinson Jr. with a 38-yard touchdown pass in the final minute of the second quarter and the Colonels (6-4, 5-2 Southland) took...

James scores, ACU wins 2nd OT game, beating Nicholls 37-31

Oct. 26, 2019 8:06 PM EDT

THIBODAUX, La. (AP) — Tracy James crashed in for the winning score as Abilene Christian won its second overtime game this season, slipping past Nicholls 37-31 on Saturday. Nicholls had possession first in the extra period but Jairan Parker stripped Kendall Bussey of the ball and Brandon Richmond pounced on...

Fourcade leads Nicholls over Northwestern State 45-35

Oct. 12, 2019 7:52 PM EDT

THIBODAUX, La. (AP) — Chase Fourcade passed for 188 yards and a touchdown and ran for 135 yards and two scores on Saturday, and Nicholls beat Northwestern State 45-35 to keep the Demons winless on the season. Fourcade's 10-yard TD pass to Julien Gums gave the Colonels (4-2, 3-0 Southland Conference) a 31-7...