Kelly Morris is a veteran communicator with nearly 10 years in the media market, including four years in North Texas. She thrives on deadline, has an outgoing personality and is a strong writer and editor.
She's currently a sports reporter at NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune. Social media comes second nature to Morris. She provides real-time updates during events she covers through Twitter and NOLA.com. She also participates in frequent online videos to discuss sports.
Morris has a fondness for talking to people and empowers others through words. So often, sports act as the avenue for people to see a better life, and Morris loves to tell their heroic tales. She's a native of Arlington, Texas, and graduated from Texas Christian University.
Disney World is nicknamed the happiest place on Earth. For three days last year, it was just that for the East St. John football team. A team picture with New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees still hangs on the wall of the Wildcats' trailer, which doubles as their locker room.
Hahnville High School has narrowed its candidates for head football coach to five, Hahnville Principal Ken Oertling said Sunday evening. "We did notify candidates that they were no longer in the next round," Oertling said in reference to the 14 applicants interviewed this past week for the position.
Punishments are starting to come down in the investigation of Destrehan's undefeated football team and how it used the video swapping program, Hudl, in preparation for its District 7-5A game against South Lafourche last week. While the Louisiana High School Athletic Association hasn't ruled on the situation, St.
The 2012 Destrehan-Hahnville game had all the excitement of a nailbiting blockbuster film. If the 2013 version of the supremely intense rivalry were deemed film-worthy, then it is likely only the Destrehan diehards would love it. Destrehan extended its perfect record to 5-0 with a head-turning 49-0 rout Friday night at Hahnville High School.
The Hahnville Tigers defense did all it could to frustrate the Rummel Raiders on Friday night. Rummel Coach Jay Roth threw one more play at them. Even he didn't think the desperate measure would work. Somehow, it did. Keith Fulton scored on a successful 79-yard hook and lateral with 18 seconds left to help Rummel escape Hahnville with a 7-5 win.
It isn't an accident Rae Juan Marbley 's favorite NFL player is former Baltimore Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis. The fun-loving players' personalities mirror each other. "Some guys tell me I get too excited before games. That's just how I am," Marbley said. "I'm a very emotional guy.
Terren Encalade might come off a little shy. Get the 6-foot-1, 190-pound receiver on a football field and one fierce competitor comes out. If his 95-yard kickoff return against Landry-Walker last year doesn't convince you, his four touchdowns in the first half against Brusly - a fifth touchdown was called back - will.
A heavy-duty air mattress still sits in Phillip Banko's guest room. It's not being used much now, but it was last season. "We couldn't get a regular one," the East St. John head football coach said laughing. "He's a big dude. It kept popping." His "big" house guest was East St.
Riverside's Kendra Turner used to be described more as a basketball player playing volleyball. Now she looks every bit the 6-foot-2 middle blocker. Chelsea Lucas-Nicholas can't help but beam when talking about the NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune Small School Preseason Player of the Year's transformation. She isn't just her coach.
Kaylon Marshall walks around Ochsner Medical Center in New Orleans almost like a celebrity. If his fluorescent orange Nikes with matching fluorescent orange socks don't give him away, his constant jokes do. "I nicknamed one doctor 'Carrot Top' and another one 'Perm,'" said the former Calvary Baptist nose tackle.
(Rusty Costanza / The Times-Picayune) Staff writer Kelly Morris chronicles as it prepares to host its first football game Friday night since Hurricane Isaac devastated LaPlace Positive influence on Aug. 29. Part 1 of 4: The Impact. East St.
Drew Brees discusses his passing academy, relationship with East St. John with prep reporter Kelly Morris