Silliman’s Sharon Kline inducted into MAIS Hall of Fame

Silliman Institute Athletic Director Sharon Kline was inducted into the Mississippi Association of Independent Schools Coaches Association’s Hall of Fame last weekend in Pearl, Mississippi.

Kline is one of only four women to be inducted into the MAISCA Hall of Fame. She won 28 MAIS titles in track and cross country during a 20-year-old coaching career.

In track, Kline’s teams won 14 MAIS girls titles, including 11 straight to close her coaching career from 2003-2013. Her cross country teams also won 14 titles, including streaks of seven straight titles for the boys (1995-01) and five straight for the girls (1997-01).

“It’s a huge honor,” Kline said. “I got the call about it in June.

Usually, you only hear from (MAIS) when your school does something wrong. My first thought was, ‘Oh, no.’ Then they told ‘This is something really good.’ And they were right.”

Four join Grizzly Greats

Catholic High inducted a former coach and three former athletes into its Grizzly Greats Hall of Fame last weekend. Ex-CHS basketball coach Glen Randow, basketball-track athlete Maurice Coleman, football-track athlete Kevin Franklin and three-sport athlete Kurt Dietrich were the inductees.

Randow had a 423-250 record at Catholic, recording two state runner-up finishes and three other state tourney berths in 23 seasons. Coleman was the Bears’ top defensive player when Randow’s Bears were a state runner-up in 1982 and was part of two state title teams in track.

Franklin was a Parade All-American in football as a running back in 1993 and also won four individual state titles in track as a spring.

Dietrich was a three-time state champion in track, was a top special teams player in football and also was a starting center fielder in baseball.

Gators were academic

St. Amant High’s softball team got to celebrate more than on-the-field accomplishments at a recent banquet. It also was about academics, since the 29-player Gator squad compiled a grade-point average of 3.7 and had 13 players with a 4.0 or higher.

Seven of SAHS’ 10 seniors made the Louisiana High School Athletic Association’s academic all-state team for Class 5A and one senior was part of the composite team for all classes.

Rachel Gautreaux was the school’s valedictorian with a 4.75 gpa. A total of 20 St. Amant players made the National Fastpitch Coaches Association’s academic All-American team.

Open dates

The Dunham School seeks two teams for its Thanksgiving boys basketball tourney Nov. 24-26.

The Tigers also need opponents for Dec. 9 and Dec. 19. Contact Chad Myers at (225) 938-0808 or chad.myers@dunhamschool.org or Jonathan Pixley at (225)938-0838.

Parkview Baptist needs teams for its two-day girls basketball tournament that starts Dec. 4. Email Parkview Baptist coach Jessica Shelton at Jessica.Shelton@parkviewbaptist.com.

Officially speaking

The Baton Rouge chapter of the Louisiana High School Officials Association for softball umpires will meet at 4:30 p.m. Sunday at East Baton Rouge Parish library located at 12910 Old Hammond Hwy.

Discussion and review of the current high school rules is scheduled.

Returning umpires and anyone interested in becoming a high school softball umpire should plan to attend. Contact assignment secretary Ray Johnson at (225) 610-4306 or send email to ray1Johnson@yahoo.com.

The Baton Rouge Area Basketball Officials Association will begin its weekly meetings Sept. 3 in the Family Christian Academy gym. Meetings start at 6 p.m. and there is a $60 registration fee.

Call President Harry Jenkins at (225) 892-7042 or assignment secretary Virgil Pratt at (225) 485-0800 for details.

Job opening

Episcopal seeks an assistant boys cross country coach. It is a paid part-time position.

Coaching duties include coaching/supervising a middle school team.

Send résumé with contact information to Episcopal Athletic Director Myra M. Mansur, mansurm@ehsbr.org

CHEF wins jamboree

Arek Moslander completed all three of his passes for 118 yards and one touchdown, while Tyler Dixon ran for two TDs to help lead Christian Home Educators Fellowship to a 28-0 jamboree victory over Union Christian Friday night at Louisiana College in Pineville.

The Patriots scored 20 first-half points.

Moslander tossed a 34-yard touchdown pass to Spencer Costa in the first half and closed out the scoring with a 1-yard touchdown run in the second half.

Colyn Petry led CHEF in rushing with 51 yards on 13 carries. Ethan Costa (3-30) and Dixon (8-38) were the other top rushers.