After winning state title, University High gets three on 3A all-state team, including MVP Wayde Sims

Advocate staff photo by BRYAN TUCK -- University High's Wayde Sims scored a game-high 17 points and grabbed 10 rebounds in his team's 50-41 victory St. Louis Catholic in a Class 3A semifinal of the Boys Top 28 Tournament on Thursday night in Lake Charles

It was a double-double for the University High basketball programs. The Cubs swept the Class 3A boys and girls state titles for the second straight season with a player who came close to averaging a double-double helping to lead the way. U-High’s Wayde Sims, who averaged 17.6 points and 9.5 rebounds per game, was selected as… Continue reading →

Prep reports

Softball St. Amant 10, DHS 9 St. Amant 201 032 2 — 10 8 3 Dutchtown 020 331 0 — 9 12 3 W — Gabrielle Sharp (15-0). L — Allie McCoy. Leaders — ST. AMANT: Abby McKey (2-4, HR, 3 RBIs, 3 runs), Kourtney Gremilion (1-3, 2 RBIs,… Continue reading →

Area baseball coaches like current scheduling format

Round-robin district baseball schedules are a thing of the past, and no one seems happier about it than the coaches. The home-and-home format, in which teams play two district games against the same opponent in one week, helps develop pitching as well as prepare teams for the playoffs, they say. The format is front and… Continue reading →

Back to his roots

Nearly three decades since his basketball odyssey took him from Baton Rouge to northeast Louisiana, Kevin Caballero is making a homecoming. The 55-year-old Caballero, who has spent the past eight years as the boys basketball coach at Sterlington, will take over in that same capacity at Denham Springs, the school confirmed Monday morning. Caballero will succeed… Continue reading →

EBR All-Star basketball game mostly about fun

After competing against each other for most of their careers, basketball players from the nine East Baton Rouge Parish high schools competed together on the same court Sunday afternoon. The East boys defeated the West 103-84, while the East girls completed the sweep with an 87-57 victory at the Bonne-Sante Wellness Center on Baton Rouge Community College’s… Continue reading →

Fambrough: Baseball incident at Central-Scotlandville game offers real life lessons for all

So I’ll put this one in my just when I thought I’d seen everything file. The WAFB-TV-distributed video of what transpired during the Scotlandville-Central baseball game played Thursday popped up on one of my phone apps late Friday night. I didn’t watch it at first because I was working on a deadline story. When I did… Continue reading →

U-High’s Will Keller throws no-hitter against Plaquemine

PLAQUEMINE — University High’s Will Keller wasn’t supposed to pitch in the Cubs’ game against Plaquemine on Saturday, but he was glad he did. Keller threw his first career no-hitter in U-High’s 13-0 shuout of Plaquemine, despite only discovering he would replace original starter Matt LaSalle barely a half hour before game time. LaSalle was… Continue reading →

Dunham edges Brusly in wild eight-inning affair, 17-16

Advocate staff photo by HILARY SCHEINUK -- Brusly's (22) safely steals second base despite efforts by Dunham's Reid May (4) in the first inning, Saturday, Mar. 28, 2015, at The Dunham School in Baton Rouge, La.

The Dunham School and Brusly put up more numbers than the Louisiana Lottery at Dunham’s Tiger Stadium on Saturday. Thirty-three runs, 30 hits, one seven-run inning, and two six-run innings. It took an extra inning to decide the outcome, but when the hit parade was over, Dunham prevailed 17-16. After a day of long… Continue reading →

Chris Thibodaux, Matt Clark lead Episcopal past Christian Life

Led by Chris Thibodaux’s four-hitter and Matt Clark’s grand slam, Episcopal defeated Christian Life 10-2 Saturday at Crusader Park. Thibodaux struck out five and benefitted from Clark’s blast in the second inning. “I had been seeing curveballs all day and I kind of swung through a few earlier in the at-bat,” Clark said. “(Christian… Continue reading →

East Baton Rouge all-star basketball games set for Sunday

The East Baton Rouge Parish All-Star basketball games are set for Sunday at Baton Rouge Community College’s Bonne Sante Wellness Center. Action begins with the girls game at 5 p.m., followed immediately by the boys game. Scotlandville’s Carlos Sample will coach the North boys squad that features two of his players, LaMarcus Lee and Monquel Hawkins. The South squad… Continue reading →

All-district basketball teams

Boys District 4-5A First team LaMarcus Lee, Scotlandville, Scotlandville; Zach Davidson, Denham Springs; Jordan Adebutu, Scotlandville; Shyron White, Zachary; Ja’Vonte Smart, Scotlandville; Torez Kinchen, Denham Springs; Titus Woodfork, Central; Michael Scott, Walker; Devin Carlin, Broadmoor; Brian Smith, Broadmoor. Most Valuable Player: LeMarcus Lee, Scotlandville Defensive MVP: Garrick Green, Scotlandville Coach of the Year: Carlos Sample, Scotlandville District 5-5A First… Continue reading →

Prep report for Saturday, March 28

Baseball Dunham 17, Brusly 16, Brusly 610 260 10 — 16 14 2 Dunham 401 722 01 — 17 16 4 W — Nick Brooks (4-2). L — Evan Daigle; Leaders: Leaders: DUNHAM: Nick Brooks (2 hits, 4 RBIs), Chase Day (3 hits, 4 RBIs), Caleb Day (3 hits, 3 RBIs), Ken Morgan (3 hits); BRUSLY: Evan Daigle (3 hits, HR), Austin Reich (HR). Riverside 10, Ascension Catholic 2… Continue reading →

Baseball schedule

Monday Ascension Catholic at Ascension Christian, 4 p.m. McKinley at Madison Prep, 4 p.m. East Iberville at St. John, 4 p.m. Scotlandville at Tara, 4 p.m. Maurepas at French Settlement, 6 p.m. Tuesday Southern Lab at East Feliciana, 3:30 p.m. Scotlandville at Denham Springs, 4 p.m. Family Christian at… Continue reading →

Madison Prep’s Brandon Sampson reopens his recruitment after St. John’s cuts ties with Steve Lavin

Advocate staff photo by CATHERINE THRELKELD -- Madison Prep's Brandon Sampson

Madison Prep guard Brandon Sampson always seems to be at his best when navigating his way around an open court. An open recruiting process is what’s next for the 6-foot-5 senior guard. Both Sampson and MPA coach Jeff Jones said Sampson will reopen his recruiting after St. John’s opted to part ways with coach Steve Lavin on Friday.… Continue reading →

Zachary survives late homer to post 3-2 victory over Live Oak

ZACHARY — Live Oak couldn’t let Zachary pitcher Cory Muscleman win without a little drama. With a 3-1 deficit heading into the seventh inning, Eagles left fielder Preston Faulkner hit a home run off Muscleman that barely squeaked past the left field foul pole, cutting the Broncos’ lead to 3-2. Muscleman said he was… Continue reading →

Denham Springs softball team downs Hahnville

Advocate staff photo by ANGELA MAJOR -- U-High's Thomas Kobetz was the Overall Most Valuable Player in Division III, District 7.

WATSON — Denham Springs softball coach David Bourque said it doesn’t take much for the team’s inspirational leader Brittany Case to impact a game. With the Yellow Jackets playing from behind the entire game and facing a one-run deficit, Case made the best of a 0-2 count at the plate. Case simply poked the… Continue reading →

Prep report for Friday, March 27

Basketball LHSBCA All-State Louisiana High School Basketball Coaches Association all-state team Girls Kalani Brown, Salmen, Sr.; Jamie Gibson, Walker, Sr.; Jazlyn Robertson, North Central, Sr.; Ashailee Brailey, Vermilion Catholic, Sr.; Kacie Fountain, Walker, Sr.; Abby Lee, West Monroe, Sr.; Deja McKinney, Ville Platte, Sr.; Kaila Anderson, University, So.; Rhema Franklin, Edna Karr, Sr.; Alanie Fisher, University Sr. Most… Continue reading →

All-district soccer teams

Advocate staff photo by ANGELA MAJOR -- U-High's Thomas Kobetz was the Overall Most Valuable Player in Division III, District 7.

Boys Division I, District 4 First team Ross Melton, Central, Jr., forward/midfield; Cade Murry, Denham Springs, Jr., wing; Cade Hand, Denham Springs, Sr., center midfield; Cam Hillard, Denham Springs, Jr., striker/offensive center midfield; Craig Hodges, Denham Springs, Jr., center back; Tyler Medina, Denham Springs, So., goalkeeper; Zach Boothe, Denham Springs, Sr., center back; Zach Kimball, Denham Springs, Sr.,… Continue reading →

Parkview Baptist’s Hunter Joubert takes charge

Advocate staff photo by HEATHER McCLELLAND --  Parkview Baptist's Hunter Joubert pitched a five-hitter in a 4-1 victory over West Feliciana on Thursday at PBS.

West Feliciana’s Trey Morgan set the pitching bar relatively high in the District 7-3A opening game against Parkview Baptist. Morgan threw a two-hit shutout in leading the Saints to a 2-0 victory Tuesday. Two days later, Parkview Baptist’s Hunter Joubert answered with a complete-game effort, allowing five hits and striking out nine in a 4-1 home victory… Continue reading →

Track and field: Catholic boys, Zachary girls claim victories

The threat of rain was a constant Thursday evening at the Bat Gourrier Relays hosted by Broadmoor High. Scoring by the Catholic High boys and the Zachary girls were constants, as well. Catholic won 16 of 18 events as it rolled up 218 1/2 points. Zachary, which led the girls competition for most of the evening, won six… Continue reading →

Track and field: Bat Gourrier Relays results

At Broadmoor. Boys Team scores: 1, Catholic, 218.5. 2, Episcopal, 113. 3, Zachary, 79.5. 4, Woodlawn, 51. 5, Denham Springs, 37. 6, Tara, 30. 7, Broadmoor, 28. 8, Runnels, 1. Running events 4x200 relay: 1, Catholic, 1:27.84. 2, Zachary, 1:30.27. 3, Woodlawn, 1:32.96. 1,600: 1, Pierce Hill, CHS, 4:25.71. 2, David Toups, CHS, 4:35.30. 3, Thomas Kelton, DSHS, 4:35.60.… Continue reading →

Catholic rallies to beat St. Michael 6-4

St. Michael the Archangel scratched out enough offense to take a 4-0 lead after four innings against Catholic High ace Ross Massey at Grizzly Field on Thursday, but the Bears turned to the long ball to answer with six runs in the fifth and sixth innings to edge the Warriors 6-4. “Against a strong pitcher like Massey,… Continue reading →

Prep report for Thursday, March 26

Baseball Brusly 11, Plaquemine 6 Brusly 121 124 0 — 11 11 2 Plaquemine 050 100 0 —  6  6 7 W — Austin Reich. L — Joe Keller. Leaders — Brusly: Tod Gauthe (3-4 RBI), Ben Berteron (2-4 2B RBI), Austin Reich (2-5 RBI); Plaquemine: Joe Keller (2-4 3 RBIs), Ethan King (1-3 2 RBIs), Austin Boudreaux (1-3). Records — Brusly 15-4, Plaquemine 12-3. Brusly 12,… Continue reading →

Bowling playoffs feature upsets

One high seeded team in Baton Rouge failed to advance and a major upset in the lone New Orleans match highlighted the final day of regional play in the two cities at both All-Star Lanes sites in Kenner and Baton Rouge. The field is now set for the BR-NOLA biregional set for Tuesday at All-Star Lanes in… Continue reading →

East Ascension football tourney set for June

East Asecension is scheduled to host the Adidas State 7 v 7 football tournament set for June 26-27. The tournament has the support of the Louisiana Football Coaches Association and promotes the idea of high school teams playing together in their home state. The tourney will be played at EAHS’ Spartan Stadium and its adjoining soccer fields. “(The) 7-on-7… Continue reading →

Prep report for Wednesday, March 25

Baseball Denham Springs 8, Live Oak 4 DSHS 105 001 1 — 8 5 3 LOHS 200 101 0 — 4 6 4 W — Bailey Holstein (4-0). L — Lenni Kunert. LEADERS — Denham Springs: Jonah Overland (3-3, 3 RBIs), Travis Swaggerty (1-4, 2B, RBI), Brock… Continue reading →

Jonah Overland collects big hit as Denham Springs downs Live Oak

Advocate staff photo by  APRIL BUFFINGTON --  Denham Springs' pitcher Bailey Holstein pitches against Live Oak in the District 4-5A game held Live Oak Sports Park in Watson on Tuesday night.

WATSON — Denham Springs’ Jonah Overland smashed a three-run double as the Yellow Jackets built an early four-run lead. The Yellow Jackets then kept Live Oak at arms’ length the rest of the way. Overland’s hit highlighted Denham Springs’ five-run third inning and propelled the Jackets to an 8-4 win in the District 4-5A… Continue reading →

Pair of home runs push Live Oak past Denham Springs

DENHAM SPRINGS — Home runs are powerful weapons. Live Oak smashed two timely home runs to defeat Denham Springs 7-5 in a District 4-5A softball game played Tuesday at North Park. Sophomore third baseman Gisselle Ash smashed a solo homer in the third inning, and junior Katelyn McLin had a three-run… Continue reading →

Landon LeBlanc, St. John continuing to show signs of maturing

GONZALES —First-year St. John of Plaquemine baseball coach Chris Harrell uses the development of freshman second baseman Landon LeBlanc to mirror that of his team this season. “Landon started out and has grown, he’s learning and getting better as we’ve gone on,” Harrell said. “We had to take our licks early. There were some… Continue reading →

Prep report for Tuesday, March 25

Girls golf The Island Par 36 Team scores — Brusly 193, Baton Rouge High 209 Medalists — Hayden Richard, Brusly 45; Max Gauthreaux 46; Tara Braud, Christian Life 48. Boys golf at Beaver Creek PAR 72 Team scores — Zachary 331, East Ascension 379. Medalists — Brady Bennett, Zachary 73; Trevor Adams, East Ascension 80; Donnie LaCombe, East… Continue reading →

Form holds in Baton Rouge bowling regional

Form held in the open division of the Baton Rouge prep bowling regional at All-Star Lanes on Monday, with only one higher seed going down in the 8-9 match as Baton Rouge High beat Catholic High 17-10 as Keondra Eaton had a 236-599. Other winners were No. 2 seed Dutchtown, remaining undefeated with… Continue reading →

Central’s Raegan Willis turns in record-setting powerlifting performance

Central High’s Raegan Willis enjoyed a record-setting night at the Allstate Sugar Bowl/LHSAA Division I state powerlifting meet Saturday at Alexandria Senior High. Willis won the 165-pound weight class and was the outstanding lifter on the upper weight-class platform. Two of her three lifts established state records in the 165 weight class and the… Continue reading →

Dutchtown tops Catholic-PC in softball

DUTCHTOWN — Dutchtown High scored four runs in the first two innings, and junior pitcher Ali McCoy stepped up in the circle with the bases loaded in the seventh inning as the Griffins defeated Catholic of Pointe Coupee 4-2 in softball action Monday. Coming off two straight losses, Class 5A Dutchtown (12-3) played an error-free… Continue reading →

Will Reese, Madyson Brasseaux lead Class B all-state basketball squads

Lacassine and Anacoco made quite the splash during the Allstate Sugar Bowl/LHSAA Top 28 basketball tournaments. Anacoco knocked out both Fairview and Midland en route to winning the first boys state title in school history, while Lacassine defeated nemesis Fairview on their way to a boys championship, their first since 1981. And as a result, both… Continue reading →

Prep bowling playoffs begin Monday

The first step in the high school bowling playoffs begins Monday with two undefeated boys/open division teams in Baton Rouge and one in New Orleans looking to advance to the biregional round next week. The Baton Rouge regional begins in both the boys/open division and the girls division at 3:15 p.m. at All-Star Lanes in Baton… Continue reading →

Inspired Denham Springs beats St. Thomas More

Advocate photo by Buddy Delahoussaye- Ashton Marin of Denham Springs rounds third base to score for the Jackets  at Bro. Ephrem Hebert field on Saturday March 21, 2015.

LAFAYETTE — Denham Springs High coach baseball coach Mark Carroll said his team played more inspired Saturday against St. Thomas More than they did Friday. “Friday we were the Bad News Bears,” Carroll said. “We were a T-ball team Friday. (Saturday) we came out mentally sharper against a good team and competed. We wanted to… Continue reading →

False River flexes muscles for state powerlifting title

False River Academy claimed a boys state title, while Ascension Catholic was the girls runner-up at the LHSAA’s Division V-Class 1A and below state powerlifting meet Saturday at Pope John Paul II in Slidell. New Roads-based FRA won its title in the night session by scoring 47 points, placing ahead of Delhi with 37 and Catholic-Pointe Coupee… Continue reading →

EBR All-Star Weekend set for Saturday, Sunday at BRCC

The East Baton Rouge Parish School System is set to host its East Baton Rouge All-Star Weekend for basketball on March 28-29 at Baton Rouge Community College. A NBA All-Star format of challenges is set for 6 p.m. Saturday for the senior players participating. There will be a skills contest, a 3-point shooting contest and a dunk contest. Games… Continue reading →