East Ascension promotes Britt Waguespack to baseball coach

East Ascension baseball coach Britt Waguespack

East Ascension High School hired assistant coach Britt Waguespack as its new head baseball coach. Waguespack, an assistant football and baseball coach at EAHS, replaces Mike Toups, who resigned last month. The 30-year-old Waguespack is a former Riverside Academy player and coach. He has coached at EAHS for a total of seven seasons and is … Continue reading →

Baton Rouge junior amateur opens Tuesday

BREC’s Baton Rouge junior amateur golf championship begins Tuesday at Santa Maria Golf Course. The two-day tournament has attracted a field of 30 boys and girls. Wednesday’s final day will be played at Webb Memorial Golf Course. Jack Terry, BREC golf development manager, said the par-72 courses will challenge the participants. Santa Maria is longer, while … Continue reading →

Crawfish swims to top spot; Tiger Aquatics second

Advocate staff photo by A.J. SISCO  --  Kara Kopcso, of TIger Aquatics, swims to first place in the girls 100-meter butterfly Sunday during the Louisiana Long Course Championship Meet at UNO's Kiefer Lakefront Arena. Kopsko was named the Outstanding Female Swimmer.

Call it the other Louisiana two-step. Instead of dancing, Crawfish Aquatics and Tiger Aquatics Club swam their way to the top once again. Crawfish won the team title, and TAQ placed second at the Louisiana Long Course State Swimming Championships completed Sunday night at UNO’s Kiefer Lakefront Arena. “I think we were consistent each day and … Continue reading →

David Brewerton, Guy Mistretta, Neil Weiner play musical coaches

Advocate file photo by HEATHER McCLELLAND -- Guy Mistretta will coach Livonia this season.

High school football coaching changes are as much a part of Louisiana as Mardi Gras and crawfish season. They’re not always a cause for celebration. When you take three prominent coaches and toss them into each other’s jobs, you’ve definitely got something. David Brewerton, Guy Mistretta and Neil Weiner can’t say exactly what that “something” is just yet. … Continue reading →

Fambrough: LHSCA needs more involvement from coaches

The Louisiana High School Coaches Association Coaches Clinic held last week gave coaches something else to cross off their summer checklist. For most, the list goes something like this: Summer league games. Check. Team camps. Check. Preseason practice schedule set. Check. There are a few key things you won’t find on a typical list. … Continue reading →

Ascension Catholic’s Delmond Landry commits to UL-Lafayette

Delmond Landry wasn’t sure what to expect when he was called into coach Mark Hudspeth’s office Saturday during Louisiana-Lafayette’s football camp. But soon the Ascension Catholic defensive lineman got a scholarship offer from Hudspeth — one he eagerly accepted. “We talked for a while,” Landry said, “and then (Hudspeth) offered me a scholarship and I accepted.” The 6-foot-4, … Continue reading →

LHSAA lays down basics for eight-man football

One-by-one, coaches and administrators made their way into the meeting room at the Crowne Plaza Wednesday morning. Some scanned the room to see if they recognized anyone else attending the question-and-answer session about eight-man football. With just 10 schools represented, it was not close to being the largest seminar held on the second day of the Louisiana … Continue reading →

Crawfish Aquatics looks to defend state titles

Swim teams from across Louisiana will try to unseat defending champion Crawfish Aquatics when the Louisiana Long Course State Championships take place Thursday through Sunday at UNO. Hundreds of swimmers will compete in age group competition in 132 events. Crawfish ran away from the pack last year, winning both the boys and girls divisions by … Continue reading →

LSU coach Les Miles talks at LHSCA clinic

Advocate staff photo by HILARY SCHEINUKLSU coach Les Miles speaks at the Louisiana High School Coaches Association Coaches Clinic on Tuesday at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Baton Rouge.

Two things are a given when LSU football coach Les Miles tackles a public speaking engagement. Plenty of people will be there to listen and you never know what Miles might say. Miles’ lecture that helped open the Louisiana High School Coaches Association Coaches Clinic on Tuesday at the Crowne Plaza was listed as … Continue reading →

Vic Bonnaffee urges LSHCA to be part of solution private/public schools

Louisiana High School Athletic Association President Vic Bonnaffee of Central Catholic-Morgan City asked members of the Louisiana High School Coaches Association to be part of the solution to the LHSAA’s public/private school issues on Tuesday. Bonnaffee spoke to the LHSCA’s general business meeting that was part of the Tuesday schedule at the LSHCA Coaches Clinic held at the … Continue reading →

High school coaches discuss future at forum

Former St. James High School coach Rick Gaille wasn’t sure what to expect when coaches met Tuesday to discuss “The Future of Football in Louisiana.” Some dismissed the two-hour session, calling it an instance of talk and no action; Gaille and others were energized by the forum that helped open the Louisiana High School Coaches Association Coaches … Continue reading →

Tony Robichaux has teaching covered

Advocate staff photo by HILARY SCHEINUK -- UL-Lafayette baseball head coach Tony Robichaux speaks at the Louisiana High School Coaches Association Coaches Clinic, Tuesday, July 15, 2014 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Baton Rouge.

Pitching is as simple as red, white and blue. University of Louisiana at Lafayette baseball coach Tony Robichaux captivated his audience for an hour Tuesday afternoon with a talk about how to teach pitchers to hit the strike zone. Robichaux, who coached the Cajuns to a 58-10 record and a super regional berth, was … Continue reading →

Two sessions open LHSCA clinic

Seminars and a discussion entitled “The Future of Louisiana Football” help highlight the first day of the Louisiana High School Coaches Association Coaches Clinic that begins at 9 a.m. Tuesday at the Crowne Plaza. Two 50-minute sessions regarding Louisiana’s football future start at 9 a.m. and will be moderated by former coaches Charles Baglio and Rick Gaille. … Continue reading →

Family Christian gearing up to play eight-man football

Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- Noah Foster, 14, heads off the line for a pass route at practice,  preparing for Family Christian Academy's first 8-man football season. Continuing from left to right are Michael Landry, 13, Sean Thiel, 18, Jordan Thomas, 16 and Blake Turner, 14.

Family Christian Academy has always played in the Louisiana High School Athletic Association’s smallest classification. The Class C Flames have big dreams. Football dreams — to be exact. “About 15 years ago we had a middle-school team,” FCA Principal Dave Smith said. “Through the years, we’ve had students who left our school because they wanted to play … Continue reading →

Terence Williams has seen both sides of private vs. public school debate

Advocate file photo by  Mark SaltzTerence Williams will be the new Redemptorist football coach. He has coached at Donaldsonville the past four seasons.

Recdemptorist High School coach Terence Williams has been on both sides of the Louisiana High School Athletic Association’s football fence. Before taking over at the Class 2A Catholic school last year, Williams’ other recent head coaching jobs were at public schools, Leesville and Donaldsonville. As outgoing president of the Louisiana High School Coaches Association, Williams seeks some … Continue reading →

Northside High taking applications for coaches

Northside High of Lafayette needs coaches certified to teach science, math, English and physical education. The Vikings seek a head softball coach and assistant coaches for football, boys and girls basketball, softball and track. Call Athletic Director Trent Ellis at (225) 288-9434. Recruiting, etc. Parkview Baptist players Houston Robert and Michael Tarwater took a weekend visit to Columbia and … Continue reading →

East Ascension stadium to be ready, coach says

Advocate file photo by ADAM LAU -- East Ascension High School football players take practice kicks midfield at Spartan Stadium before the school's 500th football game in 2012. This season, the stadium is being reseeded with a newer strain of Bermuda grass.

Watching grass grow shouldn’t be an objective for football fans at either East Ascension or Catholic High, despite that fact that much more dirt than turf is visible. East Ascension football coach Paul Bourgeois said the Spartan Stadium field surface was tilled earlier this week and that a newer strain of Bermuda grass seed will be planted … Continue reading →

A new perspective for Catholic High’s Derrius Guice

Advocate file photo by John Oubre -- Catholic High running back Derrius Guice is chased by a trio of East Ascension defenders last season.

As the first question is asked, Derrius Guice’s iPhone slips out of his hands and bounces on the carpeted floor of football coach Dale Weiner’s office. The Catholic High senior-to-be grins while picking up the phone and says, “Oh, that scared me for a second,” as he looks down at the phone. It’s a playful side … Continue reading →

Legion baseball: Gauthier & Amedee’s season ends

Retif Oil scored nine runs in a two-inning span to bring Gauthier & Amedee’s baseball season to an end. Jesuit-based Retif scored three runs in the sixth inning and six more in the seventh en route to an 11-3 victory over Ascension Parish-based Gauthier & Amedee on Sunday morning at the American Legion southeast regional tournament. “The wheels … Continue reading →

Glen Davis, John Hamilton to be inducted into U-High Hall of Fame

University High School will induct former LSU and current NBA player Glen “Big Baby” Davis and ex-basketball and football standout John Hamilton into its Athletic Hall of Fame on Aug. 16. The event set for the LSU Cotillion Ballroom begins at 6 p.m. with a reception. Davis, a 2004 U-High grad, played football and basketball at the school. … Continue reading →

Gauthier & Amedee falls 3-1 to Rummel-based Deanie’s

Traditional power Gauthier & Amedee faces a must-win situation at 9 a.m. Sunday at the American Legion Southeast Regional Tournament in New Orleans. The Ascension Parish-based team lost 3-1 in 10 innings to Rummel-based Deanie’s on Saturday morning at Kirsch-Rooney Stadium to open the tourney. The loss puts coach Jamie Morgan’s team in an elimination game … Continue reading →

Central’s Terrell Chatman commits to Miami

Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- Central High wide receiver Terrell Chatman splits two Woodlawn defenders after a reception in 7-on-7 action last month.

Central High wide receiver Terrell Chatman has committed to the University of Miami. The 6-foot-3, 185-pounder participated in several notable camps this summer, including those at LSU and Mississippi State, and he received more than 10 scholarship offers before committing to the Hurricanes after visiting the school last weekend. “He committed … Continue reading →

Mike Woods knows challenges await as Broadmoor baseball coach

Advocate staff photo by RICHARD ALAN HANNON -- Mike Woods, a former Broadmoor High School star, has been hired as the school's baseball coach.

The backstop for the Broadmoor High baseball field was dismantled not long after the 2014 season ended. New bleachers also are needed. None of that bothers Mike Woods. The former two-sport Buccaneers star is happy to be home. Woods, a Southern University baseball star who played professionally for nine seasons, has been hired as Broadmoor’s baseball coach … Continue reading →

RoShon Jacobs hired as Redemptorist boys basketball coach

RoShon Jacobs, former Woodlawn football and boys basketball player.

RoShon Jacobs is a newcomer to high school coaching, but the new boys basketball coach at Redemptorist is a familiar name for high school basketball fans in Baton Rouge. The former Woodlawn High standout who played football and basketball on the college level is scheduled to meet with the parents of RHS players next week. … Continue reading →

QB Danny Cameron bound for Indiana

Advocate staff photo by CATHERINE THRELKELD --Catholic quarterback Danny Cameron completed 23 of 44 passes for 344 yards and six touchdowns.

Danny Cameron, the former Catholic High quarterback and the son of LSU offensive coordinator Cam Cameron, is bound for Indiana. Catholic High football coach Dale Weiner said he was told Tuesday that Cameron was set to sign with the Hoosiers. The Bloomington (Ind.) Daily News published a story saying Cameron planned to enroll where his father served … Continue reading →

Port Allen lineman Marcus Keyes commits to Louisiana-Lafayette

Finding a place that feels like home when you’re away from home is a challenge for many high school seniors seeking the right college. Port Allen High offensive lineman Marcus Keyes considers himself to be one of the lucky ones. That’s why the 6-foot-5, 260-pound senior-to-be committed to Louisiana-Lafayette on Monday. “When I visited there, I felt at … Continue reading →