Keith Menard takes football post at Central Lafourche High

Former Central High football coach Keith Menard has been hired as the coach at Central Lafourche High.

Menard spent the past three years as head coach at Catholic-New Iberia. He led CHSNI to an 8-3 record in Class 2A. Menard’s move was part of a chain-reaction that saw Carencro coach Brent Indest opting to return to Catholic-NI as head coach.

In addition, former CHSNI and University of Louisiana at Lafayette quarterback Michael Desormeaux, a CHSNI assistant, was named football coach at Class 1A Ascension Episcopal.

Menard, who has a 135-125 career record, compiled a 23-12 record in three years at CHSNI. He was 25-11 in a previous
stint at another 2A school, Many High. Before that, Menard spent three seasons at Central.

The move to Mathews-based Central Lafourche marks a return to the bayou area for Menard, who played quarterback at nearby Nicholls State in the 1980s.

St. Paul’s wins tourney

Covington-based St. Paul’s won the St. Tammany Parish Wrestling Tournament for the 13th time in the tournament’s 15-year history Saturday.

Fontainebleau was second and Mandeville placed third in the seven-team tournament held at Pearl River. Connor
Campo
, the 132-pound champion, was selected as the meet’s outstanding wrestler.

St. Paul’s individual champions were Chris Meraux (120 pounds), Quinn Perret (126), Campo (132), David Englehardt (145), Dominic Iovenitti (152) Jordan Peterson (160), John Brands (182) and Zach Mangrum (285).

Umpires to meet

The Baton Rouge softball chapter of the Louisiana High School Officials Association will hold its second membership drive meeting for 2013 at 6 p.m. Sunday at Runnels School located at 17225 South Harrell’s Ferry.

Required mechanics clinics, registration and the outlook for 2013 season will be among the topics discussed. The deadline for veteran umpires and newcomers to register is Jan. 11.

For added information, contact assignment secretary Paul Dufour at (225) 933-9376 or send an email to LHSOA_softball@att.net.

Job opening

Live Oak High seeks an assistant football coach certified to teach English who is available to begin work at the start of the spring semester.

Coaching a second sport may also be part of the job assignment.

Qualified applicants should contact LOHS Principal Tracy McRae at (225) 665-8858 or head coach Barry “Tut” Musemeche at (225) 405-4728.

Open dates

East St. John needs home or away baseball games from March 19-23 and March 25-30.

Interested schools should call coach Sean Williams at (504) 957-2973.

  • University High is still looking to fill out its freshman and junior varsity baseball schedule for the spring.

The Cubs seek freshman games on Feb. 22 and March 1. Junior varsity games are needed March 4 and March 15.

Contact University coach Burke Broussard at (225)
603-1867.

Prep notables

Journee Beard, of St. Michael the Archangel, scored her 1,000th career point in a Friday win over Istrouma.

Beard is a University of Louisiana at Monroe signee.

  • Former Episcopal standout Shelby Moore, of Birmingham Southern, was voted to the Southern Athletic Association All-Conference first team for volleyball as a middle blocker.

Moore ranked fifth in the conference in kills per set with a 2.95 average and was fifth in hitting percentage at .317. She was sixth in total kills (286) and seventh in points per set (3.4). Moore also made the conference’s academic honor roll.

  • Taylin Underwood scored 41 of Doyle’s 60 points in a victory over Merryville.