Fall practice for most athletes begins this week. The publication of The Advocate’s Football 2012 special section now just over a week away.
As the Advocate sports department moves ahead toward fall coverage, we are asking all schools for a little help.
Our staff seeks complete schedules for football and volleyball jamborees. This includes the site where the games will be played, teams scheduled to compete and the format teams will use.
For example, football teams traditionally play 10-minute or 12-minute halves. Volleyball often plays a series of 15-point games.
In addition, we’d like to receive rosters for football and volleyball teams.
Schedules and rosters can be submitted by fax to (225) 388-0318 or email to Robin Fambrough at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The University of Louisiana at Lafayette went the distance for its most recent track and field recruiting class.
Three local distance runners were among the signees for the Cajuns.
Runnels’ Matthew Rice and Catholic High’s Cole Stafford were the local men’s signees. Christian Life Academy’s Anna Katherine Devitt was among ULL’s women’s signees.
- St. Amant High post player Marvin Brown recently signed with New Orleans-based Delgado Community College. The 6-foot-7 Brown averaged 10 points and eight rebounds a game in 2011-12.
Brown is the second ex-Gator to sign with Delgado. Rashaun Claiborne played for the Dolphins the past two years and has signed with the University of North Alabama.
Arnett, Hill honored
Two local wrestlers, Redemptorist’s Brandon Arnett and Live Oak High’s Cody Hill, were recognized as two of the nation’s top 30 freshman/sophomore competitors by USA Wrestling Magazine.
Arnett was ranked 23rd in the 195-pound weight class. Hill was rated 29th in the 119-pound class.
DHS hires coaches
Barry Whittington and Amy Blanchard have been approved as the new basketball coaches at Donaldsonville High, said Athletic Director Terence Williams.
Whittington replaces Troy Green as the boys coach. Green left the Tigers after one season
to return to his alma mater, White Castle High, as the boys coach.
Whittington served as DHS’ girls coach last season. Blanchard previously coached St. James and East Iberville and will take over the girls coaching duties.
The Baton Rouge Officials Association will begin its 2012-13 registration process with a 6 p.m. meeting on Sept. 5 at the Family Christian Academy gymnasium.
A rules clinic and registration for new officials will be conducted each Wednesday at the same time at FCA through Oct. 3. Contact BRBOA President Harry K. Jenkins at (225) 892-7042 or assignment secretary Virgil Pratt at (225) 485-0800.
Coaches Bible study
The Istrouma Baptist Outreach program will host a Coaches Bible study at 6 a.m. each Wednesday morning beginning on Sept. 5.
The Bible study is set for Istrouma Baptist Church room WC 113 each week through Nov. 14.
Contact ISO at (225) 295-0775, extension 118 for details.
St. Michael the Archangel junior-to-be Brennan Ostrom, a pitcher-third baseman, made the all-tournament team at the Perfect Game 18-and-under National Baseball Showcase held earlier this summer in Marietta, Ga.
Ostrum played for the Southern California National Travel Team in that tournament, going 6-for-10 with two game-winning hits.
- The team of Scott Gautreaux, Paul Meyerchick, Monty Douglas and Jeremy Whittington won the Louisiana High School Coaches Association’s annual golf tournament on a scorecard tie-breaker.
The winning team and the team of John Bueche, Burke
Broussard, Rod Lemoine and Duane Perry also carded a top score of 59.
Compiled by Robin Fambrough