Swim meet: St. Joseph’s, Catholic, Baton Rouge High claim titles

Three distinctly different Division I-Class 5A programs shared the spotlight during the Capital City Swim League’s final regular-season meets Saturday at the Crawfish Aquatics pool. Defending state champions Catholic High and St. Joseph’s Academy claimed first-place finishes in the early morning meet. The duo swept the all 22 individual events and had several competitors post state qualifying… Continue reading →

Capital City Swim League results

Saturday At Crawfish Aquatics pool Meet 1 Team totals: 1, St. Joseph’s Academy, 660. 2, Dutchtown, 314.5. 3, St. Michael the Archangel, 243. 4, Walker, 169.5. 5, St. Thomas Aquinas, 88. 6, Brusly, 81.… Continue reading →

After four weeks of District 3-5A play, four teams are tied for first place

Advocae staff photo by BRAD BOWIE -- Acadiana coach Ted Davidson: 'You never know what’s going to happen in this league. You’ve just got to take care of your business.'

If anything, District 3-5A has proven to be more of an open book than anyone could have imagined heading into final chapters of the regular season. Preseason favorites Acadiana (4-3, 3-1) and Barbe (5-2, 3-1) are part of a four-team logjam atop the league along with Carencro (5-2, 3-1) and Sulphur (4-3, 3-1) with three games remaining.… Continue reading →

Week 7 football scores

Saturday East Jefferson 57, Pearl River 0 Jesuit 49, Shaw 14 Karr 38, Grace King 7 Rummel 35, St. Augustine 7 Friday Catholic 20, Dutchtown 17… Continue reading →

How the LSWA top 10 fared

Here’s how teams ranked in the Louisiana Sports Writers Association high school football polls fared during Week 7 of the regular season. Class 5A 1, Rummel (6-0) beat St. Augustine 35-7 2, Destrehan (7-0) beat Central Lafourche 42-7 3,… Continue reading →

Volleyball schedule

McKinley at Woodlawn, 5 p.m. St. Amant at Walker, 4 p.m. Zachary at St. Joseph’s Academy, 4 p.m. Central at Plaquemine, 5 p.m. St. Michael at Broadmoor, 5 p.m. Scotlandville at… Continue reading →

Acadiana Week 8 football schedule

Games start at 7 p.m. unless otherwise listed. Thursday’s games Carencro (3-5A) at New Iberia (3-5A) Teurlings (5-4A) at St. Martinville (5-4A) Friday’s games Sam Houston (3-5A) at Acadiana (3-5A)… Continue reading →

State roundup: Destrehan thumps Central Lafourche

MATHEWS — After intense battles the last two weeks against rival Hahnville and previously undefeated Thibodaux, Destrehan had to guard against being less inspired Friday night at struggling Central Lafourche. However, the Wildcats scored on their first three possessions of the second half and then added a defensive touchdown to break open a close game and defeat the Trojans… Continue reading →

Roundup: No. 7 Plaquemine routs Glen Oaks

Seventh-ranked Plaquemine High of Class 4A rolled past Belaire 59-18 in its District 6-4A opener played Friday night at Belaire. Austin Mitchell’s four first-quarter touchdowns set the tone for the Devils, who led 41-0 at halftime. D’Morea Wicks completed 10-of-11 passes for 193 yards and three TDs to Mitchell, who finished with 134 all-purpose yards. Plaquemine outgained Belaire (2-5,… Continue reading →

Top-ranked University High too much for Port Allen

Advocate staff photo by HILARY SCHEINUK -- University High's Khristian Mims (2) celebrates with teammate Jake Wharton (44) in the end zone after Wharton scored against Port Allen, Friday, Oct. 17, in Port Allen.

PORT ALLEN — University High had little trouble spreading the wealth around Friday night at Otwell Stadium, but it all started with defense. The top-ranked Cubs intercepted four first-half passes when they took a five-touchdown lead, and went on to crush Port Allen 54-12 in District 7-3A action. For U-High (7-0, 4-0), points seemingly came from… Continue reading →

‘Awesome’ Dunham takes down Episcopal

The Dunham School upset eighth-ranked Episcopal 20-14 on the Tigers’ home field Friday, and Dunham coach Neil Weiner couldn’t stop using his favorite word of the night: awesome. Weiner praised his team’s offense, defense, concentration, togetherness, resilience and more, using the word at least a dozen times while addressing his team after the game a few more… Continue reading →

Southern Lab dominates Madison Prep

Advocate staff photo by ANGELA MAJOR -- Southern Lab's Bladrick Veal prepares to make a pass Friday, Oct. 17, 2014, during their game against Madison Prep at the Louisiana Leadership Institute.

Their brutal nondistrict schedule behind them, the Southern Lab Kittens had their first chance Friday to find out if the early competition helped them. The answer, on this night, was a resounding yes. Lab looked nothing like a one-win team in its District 6-1A opener against Madison Prep, bolting to a 25-point lead through one quarter… Continue reading →

Denham Springs defense stands strong, stings Scotlandville 14-13

Advocate staff photo by John Oubre -- Scotlandville running back Delmas Holmes is caught from behind by Denham's Caleb Roddy as Brennan Wall (44) assists on the tackle Friday at Denham.

Denham Springs needed just one more stop to preserve a 14-13 lead with nine seconds to play against District 4-5A foe Scotlandville. The Yellow Jacket defense delivered big-time, turning back a two-point conversion attempt by the Hornets in a wild finish at Yellow Jacket Stadium on Friday night. Denham Springs (5-2,… Continue reading →

Live Oak romps past Walker 44-10

Live Oak used the long pass to score quickly in the first quarter to tie Walker 7-7, then relied heavily on its ground game for a 44-10 win Friday in a District 4-5A contest. Walker took the opening kickoff and with quarterback Terry Bozeman completing 5 of 6 passes, the… Continue reading →

Northeast shuts down Capitol

Northeast is off to its best start in a decade and defense is a big reason for the team’s 6-0 start. The Vikings forced five turnovers and held Capitol Charter to just five first downs and 117 yards of offense en route to a 28-13 victory over the Lions at Memorial Stadium on Friday night.… Continue reading →

West Feliciana downs Baker

ST. FRANCISVILLE — A big part of West Feliciana Coach Robb Odom’s job this season has been convincing his team that no matter how they start a game, it’s how they finish that will most often determine whether or not they will be successful. Friday night against District 7-3A rival Baker, Odom’s strategy proved… Continue reading →

Teurlings Catholic stuns St. Thomas More

Advocate photo by Buddy Delahoussaye-- Teurlngs Catholic quarterback Cole Kelley (12) diving into the end zone at Cougar Stadium on Friday night October 17, 2014.

Three and a half hours after starting the craziest game of their lives, the Teurlings Catholic football players sprinted over to their screaming friends and family in the visiting bleachers, climbed the lower level of the fences and carried over the party that they started on the field in the second half. A shocked St. Thomas More… Continue reading →

Single score enough to carry McKinley

ST. AMANT — It wasn’t a thing of beauty, but McKinley coach Robert Signater wasn’t complaining about his team’s win over St. Amant on Friday night. The Panthers won an ugly 7-3 game against the Gators that saw a flurry of mistakes, with everything from goal-line fumbles to an abundance of penalties rearing their heads.… Continue reading →

Catholic holds off Dutchtown for win

Over the course of a tense, dramatic District 5-5A game, Catholic High seemingly did just enough to keep Dutchtown at arm’s length. Then junior linebacker Brandon Fairbanks took it to another extreme. With Dutchtown place-kicker Justin Reid lined up for a game-tying 50-yard field goal, Fairbanks got just enough of his right… Continue reading →

Notre Dame shuts out Erath

The Notre Dame Pios sent an emphatic message to the rest of District 6-3A with another blowout win, this time against the Erath Bobcats. Two quick scores within a minute, propelled the Pios to a 41-0 thrashing of an Erath team that had won three straight games. “It says a lot about our team,” Notre Dame… Continue reading →

State roundup: Destrehan rips Central Lafourche

MATHEWS — After intense battles the last two weeks against rival Hahnville and previously undefeated Thibodaux, Destrehan had to guard against being less inspired Friday night at struggling Central Lafourche. However, the Wildcats scored on their first three possessions of the second half and then added a defensive touchdown to break open a close game and defeat the… Continue reading →

Acadiana roundup: No. 9 Breaux Bridge blanks St. Martinville

BREAUX BRIDGE — Drake Guidry threw a pair of touchdown passes as ninth-ranked Breaux Bridge improved to 3-1 in District 5-4A with a 14-0 win over St. Martinville on Friday night. Guidry threw an 8-yard scoring pass to Javin Derouselle in the first quarter and a 21-yarder to Javeyan Williams in the second quarter to give Breaux Bridge… Continue reading →

Stefano Guarisco carries Central Catholic past Ascension Episcopal

Advocate Photo by BRAD KEMP Ascension Episcopal running back Ja'Ceiry Linzer (23) is brought down by Central Catholic defenders  Tanner Wiggins (44) and Sage Thibodaux (45)  during their game Friday Oct. 17, 2914 in Youngsville, La.

YOUNGSVILLE — Central Catholic’s Stefano Guarisco had 59 offensive touches Friday night, and the Eagles needed almost every one of them. Guarisco rushed for 252 yards and three touchdowns, and did all the heavy lifting in a clinching final drive as the Eagles held off upset-minded Ascension Episcopal 28-21 in their District 7-A battle.… Continue reading →

Zachary rallies past Central

ZACHARY — All season long, Zachary coach David Brewerton has preached to his ninth-ranked Broncos that they will be getting every team’s best shot. That was the case Friday night as ZHS fought back from a 14-0 hole and escaped with a 22-21 win over District 4-5A rival Central to remain undefeated. “My heart is… Continue reading →

Hunter Keely’s fumble return lifts Rayne over Eunice

EUNICE — Rayne High School defensive back Hunter Keely glanced down at the ground and saw nothing but a goal line Friday night. Keely scooped up a second quarter Eunice fumble and returned it 56 yards for a touchdown to lift Rayne to a 20-13 win in a District 4-4A contest at Bobcat Stadium.… Continue reading →

Nick Brossette among recruits expected to visit LSU on Saturday

Advocate staff photo by HILARY SCHEINUKUniversity High's Matt Lasalle and Reuel Walker celebrate in the end zone with teammate Nick Brossette after Brossette scored the Cubs' second touchdown of the game against Port Allen earlier this month.

A week ago after having eyes for the Irish on the recruiting trail University High running back and LSU commitment Nicholas Brossette will enjoy all the comforts of home this weekend. Brossette, who visited Notre Dame officially last weekend, is part of a large group of unofficial visits scheduled to attend Saturday’s LSU-Kentucky game at Tiger… Continue reading →

St. Michael holds off Broadmoor to remain unbeaten

Advocate staff photo by HILARY SCHEINUK -- St. Michael's C.J. McGarner (3) pushes Broadmoor's Stanton Dickerson (14) away as he carries the ball, Friday, Oct. 16, at Broadmoor High School.

St. Michael’s defense stopped Broadmoor’s three passes to the end zone from the 20-yard line in the final minute and the Warriors improved to 7-0 for the first time in school history. St. Michael scored two touchdowns in the second quarter to rally for a 19-12 victory over the Bucs on Thursday night during Broadmoor’s homecoming.… Continue reading →

Markell Hawthorne powers LaGrange to win over Crowley

CROWLEY — LaGrange High School got the matchup it wanted at the line of scrimmage and Markell Hawthorne did the rest. Hawthorne rushed for 255 yards on 33 carries as LaGrange remained undefeated in District 4-4A with a 43-24 victory over Crowley on Thursday night at Gardiner Memorial Stadium. LaGrange coach Jules Sullen said… Continue reading →

Dutchtown’s Alonzo Craighton commits to Minnesota

Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- Dutchtown High School football safety Alonzo Craighton.

Dutchtown High School has a defensive backs tradition that includes former LSU star Eric Reid, now a Pro Bowl performer with the San Francisco 49ers. Alonzo Craighton and Reid’s younger brother, Justin, are among the players primed to extend their careers at least to college. Craighton got the jump on the others, at least in terms… Continue reading →

Port Allen to take on No. 1 U-High

Advocate staff photo by PATRICK DENNIS -- Madison Prep running back Quincy Banks has 60 carries for 651 yards and five touchdowns.

When they needed an extra boost in the hot summer months during weightlifting or conditioning, Port Allen football coach Guy Blanchard reminded his team of the possibilities that were ahead. Fast-forward seven weeks into the season, and all the hard work seems to have paid off. Port Allen (5-1, 2-0) finds itself in an enviable… Continue reading →

More than one pivotal contest Friday

The Acadiana-area football scene is buzzing over Teurlings Catholic’s trip to St. Thomas More on Friday, but there will be plenty other big games in case you can’t get a seat at the big one. When Breaux Bridge and St. Martinville square off, it’s usually one of those throw-the-records-out type games. The Breaux Bridge defense… Continue reading →

Prep report

Football Thursday’s scores Basile 56, Grand Lake 14 Bogalusa 14, Sumner 13 Chalmette 59, Helen Cox 20 Comeaux 28, Lafayette 6 Easton 47, McDonogh .35 6 Fair Park 28, Shreveport Northwood 14 Franklinton 44, Salmen 10 LaGrange 43, Crowley 24 Lakeshore 45, Riverdale 42 McMain 20, Lusher Charter 13 Parkway 34, Southwood 0 Plain Dealing 28, Grambling 14… Continue reading →