West Feliciana baseball coach Dale Reich didn’t know when Parkview Baptist lost its last district game. But Reich had a running count of his own.
“I’d kept track of the nine years since I’ve been here ,and we were 0-19,” Reich said. “And that’s over now. But I’ve got to tell you, it was a really good game. I thought both teams played and pitched well.
“Afterward, I was proud of my kids. There was no dogpile. We shook hands, came home and started getting ready for our next game.”
With its 5-2 win at Parkview last Tuesday, West Feliciana ended PBS’ string of district baseball wins that spanned nearly 11 seasons. The Eagles’ last loss in district was to Redemptorist in 2002.
The victory also should give the Saints (12-15) a boost going into to the playoffs. WFHS was the No. 21 seed before th win over Parkview.
Metro girls golf
Taylor Kennedy rallied to claim the Baton Rouge Metro Girls Golf title Wednesday at BREC’s Beaver Creek Golf Course.
Kennedy shot an even par 72, edging University High’s Anna Heine by one stroke. Episcopal’s Julia Johnson was third at 75.
St. Joseph’s Academy finished at 170 to win the team title, with UHS (175) and Zachary (181) completing the scoring.
Dunham’s Sydney Cavin (78), St. Joseph’s Taylor Thompson (83), St. Michael’s Camille Savoie (86) and Zachary’s Jackie Odom (86) were the other top finishers.
Two St. Michael the Archangel athletes, bowler Angela Falgoust and football player Corey Holmes, are scheduled to sign with colleges at 9 a.m. Tuesday in the school’s library.
Falgoust, Louisiana’s top female bowler, is headed to Tulane; Holmes, an offensive lineman, is committing to Division III Louisiana College.
Hills signed with Oklahoma-based Southern Nazarene University, while Cage signed with New Mexico Military Institute.
The Advocate is asking high school track coaches in the Baton Rouge area to submit top outdoor marks for their athletes through last week’s district meets.
These marks will be used to compile boys and girls lists of season bests. Be sure to include when and where the marks were recorded. Submit marks to Robin Fambrough at rfambrough@theadvocate or fax to (225) 388-0318.
Eunice-based St. Edmund Catholic seeks an assistant football coach/head boys basketball coach certified to teach history for the 2013-2014 school year.
Contact St. Edmund Athletic Director Thomas David at email@example.com or call 918-490-3565.
JUCO hires Wright
Former St. Thomas More basketball player Cord Wright is the new men’s basketball coach at Northeast Mississippi Junior College.
The son of former Plaquemine High coach Denny Wright, now of Grand Isle, was previously an assistant at the University of Louisiana at Monroe.
Wright, a 1997 Cougars graduate, also is the third ex-player of STM coach Danny Broussard to get a head coaching job on the college level. Roy Champagne, of Lee College, a 1987 grad, and North Alabama’s Bobby Champagne, a 1985 STM graduate, are the others.
Saints hosting clinic
The New Orleans Saints will host a May 31 special teams clinic for high school coaches at the team’s training facility located at 5800 Airline Dr. in Metairie.
Saints special teams coordinator Greg McMahon will provide classroom instruction during the day-long clinic which starts at 8:15 a.m. There is a $20 registration fee, which covers the cost of the clinic, lunch and a Saints cap.
To preregister or to obtain more information, contact the Saints’ Youth Programs Department at (504) 731-1789 or (504) 729-5567. The registration deadline is May 29.
Former Christian Life Academy basketball star Langston Galloway, of St. Joseph’s University, was named to the All-Philadelphia Big 5 team.
Galloway was the No. 2 scorer for the Hawks, averaging 13.8 points per game. He led St. Joseph’s with 80 3-pointers.
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