Walker High, St. Thomas Aquinas, Catholic High and St. Joseph’s Academy claimed top honors at two weekend events held Saturday.
Hammond-based STA and Walker were the team champions at the Battlefield Cross Country Festival hosted by the Baton Rouge Area Sports Foundation at the Port Hudson State Historic site in Jackson.
SJA and Catholic took top honors at a Capital City Swim League meet that featured 11 schools, including McGill-Toolen, of Mobile, Ala.
Also, Clinton’s Silliman Institute won its first game at the Mississippi Association of Independent Schools Overall Fastpitch softball tournament. The Wildcats took a 9-1 win over Prairie View Academy in the 2A portion of the tourney played in Flowood, Miss.
Walker placed three runners in the top 10, including individual champion Brady Warren, to finish with the low score of 51 at the Battlefield meet. Catholic High (61) and St. Thomas Aquinas (78) were the other top finishers.
St. Thomas Aquinas placed all five of its scoring runners in the top 15 to finish with 47 points in the girls division. St. Michael the Archangel’s Haley Gregoire was the girls individual champion. St. Michael (79) and Catholic-Pointe Coupee (87) were the other top teams.
Catholic tallied 537 points to win the boys division at the CCSL meet held at the Crawfish Aquatics pool. McGill-Toolen was second (406), followed by Dutchtown (215). St. Joseph’s scored 617 points in the girls division to place ahead of McGill-Toolen (340) and Episcopal (252).
Walker’s Warren posted a winning three-mile time of 17 minutes, 20 seconds in the Battlefield race held on the site of a historic Civil War battle.
Buckeye’s Jacob Chicola (17:35) and STA’s Tommy Brocato (18:00) were other top boys finishers. St. Michael’s Gregoire won the three-mile girls race in 22:19, finishing ahead of Catholic-PC’s Addie Burleigh (22:37) and STA’s Bobbi Amar (22:54).
Silliman (40-2) advanced to the 2A semifinals, but saw its game with Canton Academy postponed until at least Monday at Flowood’s Liberty Park.
In its 9-1 win over Prairie View, Silliman tallied 13 hits. Kayla Davidson tossed a six-hitter. Davidson, Taylor LeBlanc, Mary Morris and Callie Venable each had two hits for the Wildcats.
SJA’s Katelyn Rodriguez and Caroline Beene were the only local double winners at CCSL meet. Rodiguez won the 200-yard freestyle in 1 minute, 58.73 seconds and the 500 freestyle in 5:14.04. Beene won the 100 freestyle in 55.24 and the 100 backstoke in 1:01.51.
The McGill-Toolen boys had three double winners: Will Glass (200 individual medley in 2:03.82; 100 butterfly in 52.83), Will Anderson (50 freestyle in 22.45; 100 backstroke in 53.59) and Russell Noletto (100 freestyle in 50.91; 200 freestyle in 1:49.12).
MK Miller (200 IM in 2:16.12), Lindsay Hagmann (50 freestyle in 25.20) and Cameron Balkom (100 breatstroke in 1:09.31) were other SJA winners. Catholic had a series of second places including Brady Grenfell (200 freestyle, 100 butterfly), Graham Gardner (50, 100 freestyles) Casey Panepinto (500 freestyle) and Alex Goay (100 breaststroke).