Doctors give Kenny Guillot, Kenny Almond good reports

The health-related news for Parkview Baptist football coach Kenny Guillot and East Ascension boys basketball coach Kenny Almond is good.

Guillot, who was diagnosed with a form of lymphoma days before the Eagles won the Classs 3A title, was declared cancer free just more than a week ago.

“At my last chemo, they did a pet scan, and they told me they didn’t see any cancer,” Guillot said. “I was thinking there would be two or three more treatments. I’ll be going to the doctor again in a couple of weeks, and they’ll follow me for a while and do tests.”

Almond still has three chemotherapy sessions remaining since having surgery to remove cancer from his colon last fall. But the EAHS coach said his situation is a good one.

“In my case, the chemo is more of preventative thing,” Almond said. “So far, all the blood work has been good, and I feel good.”

Almond missed several games in December after having surgery and came back to coach the Spartans to the Class 5A semifinals.

Whitworth’s kind gesture

Former LSU and West Monroe standout Andrew Whitworth, now an offensive tackle for the Cincinnati Bengals, is paying for the funeral expenses of a Farmerville High football player who died after suffering a broken neck in a spring practice on May 9.

Jaleel Gipson, a fullback, was injured during a tackling drill. Coaches and administrators at the Union Parish school said both players involved in the drill used the correct technique.

Whitworth’s decision to pay for the funeral was first reported by sports director Aaron Dieterich of Monroe’s KNOE-TV.

Open dates

Denham Springs High seeks one boys basketball team for its Grady Hornsby Tipoff Class set for Nov. 25-27. Teams are guaranteed three games.

Contact DSHS coach Wynn Wingate at (225) 963-4959.

Call coach Yancy Wilmot at (225) 505-5161 or send email to yancy.wilmot@parkviewbaptist.com.

Job openings

Ascension Catholic is accepting applications for a head volleyball coach and a head softball coach. Applicants should be either math or history certified.

Send résumés to ACHS Principal Sandy Pizzolato at SandyP@AscensionCatholic.org or fax to (225) 473-9235.

All applicants must have a valid Louisiana teaching certificate. Contact Athletic Director Tom Gainey via email at Thomas.gainey@stpsb.org.

Signings, etc.

One West Feliciana athlete and two from Ascension Catholic are among the Baton Rouge area’s most recent signees.

WFHS basketball player Alonzo Jones Jr. signed with the University of Mobile. ACHS’ Thomas Gros signed with Southeastern Louisiana University for track and field, while football player Wade Bailey signed with Louisiana College.

Prep notable

Former University High standout Kayla Harris of Massschusetts Institute of Technology made the Spring Academic All-Conference team for the New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference.

Harris was a multi-sport athlete for the Class 2A Cubs.