Ex-Christian Life standout on Rimington Award watch list

Former Christian Life Academy standout Dillon Farrell, now the starting center at New Mexico, has been named to the preseason watch list for the Rimington Award given each year to the nation’s top center.

Farrell is a two-year starter at center for the Lobos and also started a part of another season at right tackle. He also has been selected as a team captain.

With Farrell playing a lead role, running back Kasey Carrier ran for a school-record 1,469 yards in 2012.

The 6-foot-5, 292-pound senior graduated this month with a degree in University Studies.

Farrell helped lead Christian Life to a runner-up finish in Class 1A in 2008, earning All-Metro and Louisiana Sports Writers Association All-State honors along the way.

Academic accolades

Three wrestlers from Catholic High and one from Covington-based St. Paul’s garnered Academic All-America honors from the National High School Coaches Association.

Brandon Luckett, Phillip Nauta and Sidney Rodriguez are the Catholic wrestlers who were honored. David Englehardt is the St. Paul’s competitor recognized. All four competitors were seniors in 2012-13.

DSHS Hall of Fame

Six former athletes and one ex-coach will be inducted into the Denham Springs High School Athletic Hall of Fame on August 16 at Forrest Grove Plantation.

Football player Joey Chustz and girls basketball player Katrina Hibbert help lead the 2013 induction class. Chustz earned all-state honors as a lineman in 1994, was an All-America selection at Louisiana Tech and became the first ex-DSHS player drafted by the NFL and played with the Jacksonville Jaguars.

Hibbert, a foreign exchange student from Australia, led the Yellow Jackets to their only state title in girls basketball in 1996 and went on to earn All-Southeastern Conference honors at LSU before being drafted by and playing for the WNBA’s Seattle Storm.

Celeste Gully Callender was a prolific girls basketball scorer who earned all-state honors in 1958-59.

George Meadors was an all-district selection at three positions and was a unanimous choice for all-state honors in 1967.

Michael Sceroler was a football defensive back and baseball second baseman who was part of the first DSHS baseball team to win a state title in 1986. Lineman Shannon Roubique earned all-state honors in 1990 and was an All-SEC performer as a center at Auburn.

Nikki Dixon Leader is the lone coach in the induction group. Leader compiled a 211-75 record with two state titles in softball and 392-167 mark in girls basketball.

Leader also was all-state basketball player for the Yellow Jackets in 1964.

MHS football meeting

All current McKinley football players and those interested in joining the team this fall in grades 9-12, must attend a 6 p.m. meeting May 30 at the school, along with their parents.

For additional information contact McKinley coach Robert Signater at (225) 344-7696.

Job openings

St. Michael the Archangel seeks a head football coach and an assistant football coach.

Applicants must be certified in math, social studies, chemistry and physical education. The deadline to apply is June 4.

Send résumés and transcript to Athletic Director Tami Reynolds-McClure at the school at 17521 Monitor Ave., Baton Rouge, LA 70817. Send emails to treynoldsmcclure@smhsbr.org.

Email résumé to LOHS Principal Tracy McRae at tracy.mcrae@lpsb.org or call (225) 665-8858.

Applicants with experience at other positions will be considered. Contact UHS head coach Chad Mahaffey at (832) 477-6875 or via email at cmahaffey@lsu.edu.

Prep notables

Archbishop Rummel bowler Charles Noble was selected as the April Amateur Athlete of the Month by the Greater New Orleans Sports Selection Committee sponsored by the Allstate Sugar Bowl.

Noble led Rummel to its second straight Division I state title in April with a 663 series and an average of 221 per game at the Louisiana High School Athletic Association State Tournament.

The Raiders (32-0) completed the season unbeaten with an 18-9 win over Morgan City in the finals held April 12 at Acadiana Lanes in Lafayette.