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AREA PREP BASEBALL REPORT FOR FRIDAY, APRIL 19 FULL CATHOLIC LEAGUE SLATE SET FOR SATURDAYIn the only prep baseball game played in the area Friday, Lusher downed Crescent City 5-2 in a non-district contest.Eli Poche pitched a complete game four-hitter, striking out seven to pick up the win.The Lions won despite having just one hit. The Pioneers committed three errors and were plagued by walks. Lusher scored three times in the bottom of the first inning to...
AREA PREP BASEBALL REPORT FOR FRIDAY, APRIL 18 In the rubber match that they had to have, the Franklinton Demons took care of business Thursday.Jonathan Crain checked Lakeshore on seven hits and the Demons whipped the Titans 8-2 on the road to capture a share of the 8-4A district crown with Lakeshore Thursday. It was the third meeting in as many days for the district rivals. Lakeshore won 2-0 on Tuesday but the Demons rebounded with a 20-1 victory on Wednesday before winni...
AREA PREP TRACK AND FIELD FOR FRIDAY APRIL 18 Country Day and Centerville swept district track and field meet titles Thursday.The Cajuns won the 9-1A boys championship in convincing fashion, capturing 8-of-10 running events and 6-of-7 field events.Carlos Rodriguez-Fierro led the way, winning three individual titles. Rodriguez-Fierro captured the 400, 800 and 1,600 meter runs while Chandler Wynne won two events, taking both the 100 meter and 300 meter hurdles. In f...
AREA TEAMS AMONG FAVORITES IN THREE HIGHEST CLASSES  CLASS 5ACLASS 4ACLASS 3ACLASS 2ACLASS 1ACLASS BCLASS CCabrini and John Curtis enter the 2014 Louisiana High School Athletic Association's softball playoffs as No. 1 seeds among the 29 New Orleans area tea...
JAGUARS TO HAVE NEW DIRECTION ON GRIDIRON Daryl Thomas was officially named as Head Football Coach at Pope John Paul II on Tuesday."I am thankful for Pope John Paul's administrators for this appointment," Thomas said. "This opportunity is a huge step forward and a great chance to further my career in coaching football."Thomas is assuming the role from Mark Jeanmard, who remains as PJP's Athletic Director and will now assist the football team with coaching responsi...
AREA PREP BASEBALL REPORT FOR THURSDAY, APRIL 17 Country Day moved a step closer to a district showdown with Covenant Christian, whipping Houma Christian 10-4 in Metairie Wesdnesday for its fourth consecutive win, completing a sweep of the Warriors in 9-1A competition. Country Day whipped Houma Christian 9-0 on March 25 at Houma.The Cajuns broke a scoreless tie with two runs in the bottom of the third and broke it open with three in the fourth, two more in the fifth and ...
AREA PREP SOFTBALL REPORT FOR THURSDAY, APRIL 17 For veteran coach Kenny Vial, a great close to a great career is quite possible, perhaps on the horizon.He can thank an excellent team and a superb pitcher for the latest installment of an outstanding season and outstanding individual performance.Lauren Beadle stymied Destrehan, shutting out the Wildcats 4-0 Wednesday afternoon in a 7-5A showdown at Destrehan.The Tigers scored two runs in the second inning ...
CRUSADERS TAKE CATHOLIC LEAGUE LEAD WITH WIN  With much on the line, the Brother Martin Crusaders rose to the occasion.Owen Magee had a pair of two-run singles and Corey Gaconi pitched a complete game three-hitter and the Crusaders held off Jesuit 4-3 in a 9-5A showdown between two of the top three teams in the state to take the outright lead in the Catholic League before a capacity crowd at Kirsch-Rooney Stadium.LSU sig...
RAIDERS CONTINUE TO PULL OUT GAMES A pair of teams expected to make the 5A playoffs staged what looked like a playoff game Tuesday afternoon at Kirsch-Rooney Stadium. An evenly played game was decided by a mistake as Rummel edged Holy Cross 3-2 in eight innings in 9-5A play.Ashanti Wheatley scored on an error by center fielder Matt Muhlisen, who cut in front of right fielder Kyle Schexnayder and dropped a shallow fly ball, allowing Wheatley to score the winning run in...
DISTRICT TITLE BATTLE ON SPORTSNOLA LIVE Faced with a tough out-of-district contest Tuesday night with 3A power St. Charles Catholic on the eve of a big district showdown with Jesuit, Brother Martin fought off of a stiff challenge from the Comets, passing the test with a 6-5 win at Farley Field Tuesday.Owen Magee led the way with two hits and two RBI for the Crusaders while LSU signee Greg Deichmann was 2-for-2 with a pair of walks. Jonathan Parker doubled and drove in a...
CONNECTION OF STATE ASSOCIATIONS The National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) has the led the development of education-based (or interscholastic) sports and activities that help students succeed in their lives. Since 1920, it has set directions for the future by building awareness and support, improving the participation experience of student-athletes, establishing consistent standards and rules for competition and helping those who oversee high school ...
ST. PIERRE A SAINT FOR JEFFERSON PARISH YOUTH There are many words to describe Ray St. Pierre.Having known the man since the late 1970's, through my own experiences, I have found him to be dependable, disciplined, committed, determined and a natural leader.I got to know him as a football coach at John Ehret, long after he attended West Jefferson High School. St. Pierre went on to serve as defensive coordinator at his alma mater. By all accounts, he w...
AREA PREP SOFTBALL REPORT FOR TUESDAY, APRIL 15 Rain washed away the entire prep softball schedule from Baton Rouge to New Orleans to the Bayou region Monday.On the North Shore, the 8-4A contest between Pearl River and St. Scholastica got underway and the Rebels had taken a 2-0 lead into the b...
STORMS WASH AWAY MONDAY SCHEDULE Rain wiped out the prep baseball schedule from Baton Rouge to New Orleans to the Bayou region Monday. In 9-5A,  Rummel (18-10, 2-3) had been set to take on St. Augustine (9-12, 0-5) at Wesley Barrow but the district contest was washed away. The two teams will make u...
COUGARS MAKE WINNERS OF ALL IN SPECIAL INNING Sports are about winning… and losing. But in Louisiana high school softball, there’s a place where no one loses.Student Sports chronicles the terrific story of Janie Girouard, the St. Thomas More team manager who also has Down’s Syndrome. She also is a player for the defending state 4A champions. How? Well, something called “Janie’s Inning” is heart-warming to us all.Read more here...


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