Future of LHSAA Executive Director Kenny Henderson could be decided this week

Advocate file photo by ADAM LAU -- LHSAA Executive Director Kenny Henderson listens to a speaker during LHSAA's annual convention at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Baton Rouge on Friday, Jan. 25, 2013.

Questions about the future of the Louisiana High School Athletic Association have revolved around its public vs. private schools issues for two years. The future of its executive director, Kenny Henderson, could be decided this week. LHSAA President Vic Bonnaffee of Central Catholic-Morgan City did not name Henderson but said Tuesday that an announcement involving the… Continue reading →

University High regroups for win over Episcopal

Advocate staff photo by HEATHER McCLELLAND --  University High's Brittany Broussard gets a dig against Episcopal on Tuesday at U-High.

For a while it looked as though Episcopal might spoil University High’s senior night celebration when the volleyball powers met at U-High on Tuesday with the Division IV, District 2 title on the line. The Knights rode six aces and a late 6-0 run to take the first set before the Cubs regrouped and took the second… Continue reading →

Versatile Chase Day major cog for Dunham

Advocate staff photo by ANGELA MAJOR -- Dunham's Chase Day tries to break away Northeast's Andre Snowden on Oct. 3 at Dunham.

The Dunham School’s Chase Day always had maroon running through his veins. Both of his parents went to the Louisiana-Monroe and when he was in middle school, then-Warhawks baseball coach Jeff Schexnaider predicted Day would one day wear a maroon and gold jersey. Four years of high school later and Day fulfilled that prophecy by committing… Continue reading →

In the spotlight: Zach Capello, Kirkland Mawae

Advocate staff photo by CATHERINE THRELKELD -- Ascension Catholic's Zach Capello

Cross Country Zach Capello, Ascension Catholic By the numbers: Capello finished second in the large schools boys division at the Varsity Sports Walker Shootout meet last weekend. He completed the three-mile course in a time of 15 minutes, 34.25 seconds. What the numbers mean: When a Class 1A competitor opts to compete against those from the largest schools there’s… Continue reading →

Prep report for Tuesday, Oct. 21

Cross country polls Louisiana Track & Field Coaches Cross Country polls. First-place votes in parentheses. Boys Class 5A-3A 1. John Curtis (10)100. 2. Jesuit 85. 3. Parkway 72. 4. Catholic-BR 70. 5. Brother Martin 63. 6. St. Paul’s 59. 7. Shaw 37. 8. Rummel 23. 9. Benton 8. 10. Fontainebleau and St. Michael 7. Also receiving votes: Assumption,… Continue reading →

Carencro’s Tyler Gaspard flourishes in expanded role

Advocate photo by Buddy Delahoussaye --   Carencro's quarterback Tyler Gaspard

CARENCRO — The formula for the Carencro Bears early in the season was a heavy dose of Tyriek Campbell on the ground behind a powerful offensive line. Campbell delivered 546 yards and six touchdowns before going down with an ankle injury two weeks ago. Campbell was out only one game, but his absence allowed quarterback… Continue reading →

Patience pays off for Lafayette volleyball team

When the Lafayette High School volleyball squad faced a bit of an uphill climb on Tuesday afternoon at home, a little bit of patience calmed things down. Lafayette held a 2-1 lead (in games) over Sulphur when the Tors raced out to a 7-1 advantage in the fourth game. Lafayette coach Cathy Poole decided not to pull… Continue reading →

Youthful White Castle sitting at No. 10 in Class 1A poll

Advocate staff photo by HEATHER MCCLELLAND --  White Castle's head football coach Lamar Thomas directs practice Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014.

This season’s only blemish on White Castle’s record — a 35-12 setback against Class 3A Donaldsonville — has helped to serve as a learning tool for the youthful Bulldogs. Not only has White Castle rebounded with four consecutive victories, including two over higher classification teams, but the early-season taste of defeat has helped the Bulldogs develop in… Continue reading →

LSWA Prep Football Polls

Class 5A Team Rec. Pts. Pvs. 1. Rummel (10) 7-0 120 1 2. Destrehan 7-0 105 2 3. Ponchatoula 7-0 97 4 4. Byrd 7-0 94 3 5. Jesuit 6-1 73 6 6. Catholic-BR 6-1 69 5 7. Brother Martin 7-0 58 8 8. Parkway 6-1 53 7 9. Zachary 6-1 36 9 10. West Monroe 5-2 29 10 Others receiving points: Thibodaux 25, Haughton 13,Acadiana 5, Barbe 1, St. Paul’s 1. Class… Continue reading →

The Advocate’s Prep Football Top 10s

Classes 5A-4A 1. Catholic High (6-1): It was close, but the fifth-ranked Bears are the only unbeaten 5-5A team after edging Dutchtown last week. 2. Zachary (6-1): The Broncos of 5-5A also had a close call, but snuck past Central by a single point. 3. St. Michael the Archangel (7-0): Critics can… Continue reading →

St. Joseph’s sweeps Zachary in volleyball

St. Joseph’s Academy rolled to a 3-0 volleyball sweep of visiting Zachary on Monday night before a festive, pink crowd at SJA. It was SJA’s “Geaux Pink Game”, and proceeds from this and other functions will benefit the Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center. SJA defeated Zachary 25-9, 25-17 and 25-22. SJA improved to 30-2… Continue reading →

The Advocate’s Prep Volleyball Top 5s

Divisions I-II 1. St. Joseph’s Academy (30-2): The Division I Redstickers lost to Mount Carmel in the Cabrini tourney but still are BR’s best team. 2. St. Amant (20-10): The Division I Gators made it to the semifinals at the Cabrini tourney before losing to Mount Carmel, also very notable. 3. St.… Continue reading →

In The Spotlight

Advocate staff photo by HEATHER MCCLELLAND --  University High's Dylan Moses

Football Dylan Moses University LB/RB By the numbers: Moses finished with 11 tackles and returned an interception 52 yards for a touchdown in the Cubs’ win over Port Allen. The sophomore had multiple tackles for loss and also scored on a 12-yard run. What the numbers mean: Consider the… Continue reading →

Opelousas Catholic sixth in 2A poll

When they cracked the Louisiana Sports Writers Association’s Top 10 poll for the first time last week at No. 10 in the Class 2A rankings, there wasn’t much, if any, idle chatter over the development in the Opelousas Catholic locker room. The Vikings simply went out, registered their first shutout of the year in a 42-0 District… Continue reading →

Swim meet: St. Joseph’s, Catholic, Baton Rouge High claim titles

Three distinctly different Division I-Class 5A programs shared the spotlight during the Capital City Swim League’s final regular-season meets Saturday at the Crawfish Aquatics pool. Defending state champions Catholic High and St. Joseph’s Academy claimed first-place finishes in the early morning meet. The duo swept the all 22 individual events and had several competitors post state qualifying… Continue reading →

Capital City Swim League results

Saturday At Crawfish Aquatics pool Meet 1 Team totals: 1, St. Joseph’s Academy, 660. 2, Dutchtown, 314.5. 3, St. Michael the Archangel, 243. 4, Walker, 169.5. 5, St. Thomas Aquinas, 88. 6, Brusly, 81.… Continue reading →

After four weeks of District 3-5A play, four teams are tied for first place

Advocae staff photo by BRAD BOWIE -- Acadiana coach Ted Davidson: 'You never know what’s going to happen in this league. You’ve just got to take care of your business.'

If anything, District 3-5A has proven to be more of an open book than anyone could have imagined heading into final chapters of the regular season. Preseason favorites Acadiana (4-3, 3-1) and Barbe (5-2, 3-1) are part of a four-team logjam atop the league along with Carencro (5-2, 3-1) and Sulphur (4-3, 3-1) with three games remaining.… Continue reading →

Week 7 football scores

Saturday East Jefferson 57, Pearl River 0 Jesuit 49, Shaw 14 Karr 38, Grace King 7 Rummel 35, St. Augustine 7 Friday Catholic 20, Dutchtown 17… Continue reading →

How the LSWA top 10 fared

Here’s how teams ranked in the Louisiana Sports Writers Association high school football polls fared during Week 7 of the regular season. Class 5A 1, Rummel (6-0) beat St. Augustine 35-7 2, Destrehan (7-0) beat Central Lafourche 42-7 3,… Continue reading →

Volleyball schedule

McKinley at Woodlawn, 5 p.m. St. Amant at Walker, 4 p.m. Zachary at St. Joseph’s Academy, 4 p.m. Central at Plaquemine, 5 p.m. St. Michael at Broadmoor, 5 p.m. Scotlandville at… Continue reading →

Acadiana Week 8 football schedule

Games start at 7 p.m. unless otherwise listed. Thursday’s games Carencro (3-5A) at New Iberia (3-5A) Teurlings (5-4A) at St. Martinville (5-4A) Friday’s games Sam Houston (3-5A) at Acadiana (3-5A)… Continue reading →

State roundup: Destrehan thumps Central Lafourche

MATHEWS — After intense battles the last two weeks against rival Hahnville and previously undefeated Thibodaux, Destrehan had to guard against being less inspired Friday night at struggling Central Lafourche. However, the Wildcats scored on their first three possessions of the second half and then added a defensive touchdown to break open a close game and defeat the Trojans… Continue reading →

Roundup: No. 7 Plaquemine routs Glen Oaks

Seventh-ranked Plaquemine High of Class 4A rolled past Belaire 59-18 in its District 6-4A opener played Friday night at Belaire. Austin Mitchell’s four first-quarter touchdowns set the tone for the Devils, who led 41-0 at halftime. D’Morea Wicks completed 10-of-11 passes for 193 yards and three TDs to Mitchell, who finished with 134 all-purpose yards. Plaquemine outgained Belaire (2-5,… Continue reading →

Top-ranked University High too much for Port Allen

Advocate staff photo by HILARY SCHEINUK -- University High's Khristian Mims (2) celebrates with teammate Jake Wharton (44) in the end zone after Wharton scored against Port Allen, Friday, Oct. 17, in Port Allen.

PORT ALLEN — University High had little trouble spreading the wealth around Friday night at Otwell Stadium, but it all started with defense. The top-ranked Cubs intercepted four first-half passes when they took a five-touchdown lead, and went on to crush Port Allen 54-12 in District 7-3A action. For U-High (7-0, 4-0), points seemingly came from… Continue reading →

‘Awesome’ Dunham takes down Episcopal

The Dunham School upset eighth-ranked Episcopal 20-14 on the Tigers’ home field Friday, and Dunham coach Neil Weiner couldn’t stop using his favorite word of the night: awesome. Weiner praised his team’s offense, defense, concentration, togetherness, resilience and more, using the word at least a dozen times while addressing his team after the game a few more… Continue reading →

Southern Lab dominates Madison Prep

Advocate staff photo by ANGELA MAJOR -- Southern Lab's Bladrick Veal prepares to make a pass Friday, Oct. 17, 2014, during their game against Madison Prep at the Louisiana Leadership Institute.

Their brutal nondistrict schedule behind them, the Southern Lab Kittens had their first chance Friday to find out if the early competition helped them. The answer, on this night, was a resounding yes. Lab looked nothing like a one-win team in its District 6-1A opener against Madison Prep, bolting to a 25-point lead through one quarter… Continue reading →

Denham Springs defense stands strong, stings Scotlandville 14-13

Advocate staff photo by John Oubre -- Scotlandville running back Delmas Holmes is caught from behind by Denham's Caleb Roddy as Brennan Wall (44) assists on the tackle Friday at Denham.

Denham Springs needed just one more stop to preserve a 14-13 lead with nine seconds to play against District 4-5A foe Scotlandville. The Yellow Jacket defense delivered big-time, turning back a two-point conversion attempt by the Hornets in a wild finish at Yellow Jacket Stadium on Friday night. Denham Springs (5-2,… Continue reading →

Live Oak romps past Walker 44-10

Live Oak used the long pass to score quickly in the first quarter to tie Walker 7-7, then relied heavily on its ground game for a 44-10 win Friday in a District 4-5A contest. Walker took the opening kickoff and with quarterback Terry Bozeman completing 5 of 6 passes, the… Continue reading →

Northeast shuts down Capitol

Northeast is off to its best start in a decade and defense is a big reason for the team’s 6-0 start. The Vikings forced five turnovers and held Capitol Charter to just five first downs and 117 yards of offense en route to a 28-13 victory over the Lions at Memorial Stadium on Friday night.… Continue reading →

West Feliciana downs Baker

ST. FRANCISVILLE — A big part of West Feliciana Coach Robb Odom’s job this season has been convincing his team that no matter how they start a game, it’s how they finish that will most often determine whether or not they will be successful. Friday night against District 7-3A rival Baker, Odom’s strategy proved… Continue reading →

Teurlings Catholic stuns St. Thomas More

Advocate photo by Buddy Delahoussaye-- Teurlngs Catholic quarterback Cole Kelley (12) diving into the end zone at Cougar Stadium on Friday night October 17, 2014.

Three and a half hours after starting the craziest game of their lives, the Teurlings Catholic football players sprinted over to their screaming friends and family in the visiting bleachers, climbed the lower level of the fences and carried over the party that they started on the field in the second half. A shocked St. Thomas More… Continue reading →

Single score enough to carry McKinley

ST. AMANT — It wasn’t a thing of beauty, but McKinley coach Robert Signater wasn’t complaining about his team’s win over St. Amant on Friday night. The Panthers won an ugly 7-3 game against the Gators that saw a flurry of mistakes, with everything from goal-line fumbles to an abundance of penalties rearing their heads.… Continue reading →