New Orleans prep football

Advocate staff photo by SCOTT THRELKELD --  Covington quarterback Marquell Hollins escapes a St. Paul's defender during the second quarter Friday, Oct. 24, 2014, at St. Paul's in Covington. Buy this photo

Images from New Orleans area prep football on Friday Oct, 24, 2014.… Continue reading →

SportsNola.com high school football live stream (John Ehret vs. Helen Cox)

Advocate staff photo by SUSAN POAG-- John Ehret head football coach Corey Lambert,far left, talks with his team before kickoff during a non-district  football game between Brother Martin and John Ehret at Tad Gormley Stadium in New Orleans Saturday, September 13, 2014.

This week the SportsNola.com high school football live stream game is John Ehret vs. Helen Cox. Click here to see the action. Continue reading →

Search for new LHSAA executive director to begin immediately; Kenny Henderson out

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.

Kenny Henderson’s seven-year tenure as head of the Louisiana High School Athletic Association ended in about one minute. That’s how long it took Thursday for LHSAA President Vic Bonnaffee of Central Catholic to read a statement that brought an abrupt end to Henderson’s run as executive director of the state’s governing body for high school sports.… Continue reading →

With Henderson out, N.O. coaches hopeful

Coaches and athletic directors in the New Orleans area are hoping Thursday’s surprising news — that Kenny Henderson’s days as executive director of the Louisiana High School Athletic Association have come to an end — brings about positive change for sports in the state. “I am looking forward to new leadership,” Rummel football coach Jay Roth… Continue reading →

Destrehan is 7-0, but the Wildcats are more run-oriented than past teams

Advocate file photo by KYLE ENCAR --Destrehan running back Will Matthews has rushed for more than 1,000 yards this season.

Longtime Destrehan Wildcats fans may be noticing something a little different about their football team this season. Oh, they’re still in the traditional garnet uniforms and all, still lined up straight with the helmets on. But this year’s team is, let’s just say, a little more grounded. Yes, Wildcats fans. Destrehan has become a running team.… Continue reading →

Landry-Walker defense stifles McDonogh 35

Landry-Walker rode yet another spectacular defensive performance and the legs of Keytaon Thompson to a 23-13 victory over McDonogh 35 at Pan American Stadium on Thursday night. The Charging Bucs (7-1, 3-0) allowed less than 14 points for the third week in a row and forced four Roneagles turnovers. Thompson added 20 carries for 120 and… Continue reading →

Friday football capsules

Advocate staff photo by SCOTT THRELKELD --  Fontainebleau quarterback Mason Blocker tries to get past a Mandeville defender during a game earlier this month. Fontainebleau hosts unbeaten Ponchatoula Friday night, while Mandeville travels to Slidell.

Capsules Games at 7p.m. unless otherwise noted. District 9-5A Brother Martin (7-0, 2-0) vs. Shaw (4-3, 0-2) Place: Tad Gormley Last week: Brother Martin beat Holy Cross 42-10; Shaw lost to Jesuit 49-14 Last year: Brother Martin won 28-21 The buzz: Crusaders, ranked No. 7 in 5A and No. 6 in the Large School Super 10, looking to… Continue reading →

De La Salle slips past Lusher in 4 games

In a match that featured multiple momentum shifts, it was De La Salle that had enough to defeat Lusher 25-16, 25-27, 25-19, 25-20 Thursday at Atlantik-Brucke Gymnasium. “We are the better team when we decide we want to play the whole part of the game,” said De La Salle coach Alan Segal. “We did not pass… Continue reading →

McGehee survives Newman rally

Advocate Photo by KYLE ENCAR --Newman outside hitter Peyton LeCorgne's, left, goes for a kill while McGehee defenders Julia Felix (21) and Tylar Beckham (right) go for a block at Cotonio Palaestra gym in New Orleans.

The McGehee Hawks held off a furious rally by the Newman Greenies to defeat them in five games in a Division IV, District 6 match Thursday. Newman trailed 2-0 but managed to force five games before the Hawks took the final game. McGehee improved to 34-4 on the season while Newman fell to 20-10.… Continue reading →

Mandeville overcomes sluggish Game 2 to post 3-1 win

It’s not good to get the Mandeville Skippers angry. Overcoming a Game 2 loss, the Skippers didn’t trail in the final two games as they beat Slidell, 25-17, 21-25, 25-11, 25-15. Ranked No. 6 in the latest Advocate Large School poll, Mandeville (18-11, 9-1) was led by Sam Gomez’s 12 kills, six aces and two blocks.… Continue reading →

Football report

Week 8 schedule Thursday’s games C.E. Byrd 24, Parkway 17, OT Carencro 28, New Iberia 24 Central Catholic 17, Lafayette Christian Academy 7 Fair Park 20, Loyola College Prep 9 Landry-Walker 23, McDonogh (35) 13 Mangham 47, Ouachita Christian 21 Riverdale 48, Pearl River 0 Ruston 17, Ouachita Parish 14 Teurlings Catholic 37, St. Martinville 6… Continue reading →

Prep report for Thursday, Oct. 23

Volleyball Country Day 3, Crescent City 0 Country Day 25 25 25 Crescent City 5 8 13 Team leaders: Country Day: Alexa Zaheri (7 kills), Jenna Ibieta (27 assists, 5 aces), Maddie Leer (5 aces, 4 digs). Team records: Country Day 33-5, 8-0 in Division V, District 8 Hannan 3, Covington 0 Game scores n/a Team leaders: Hannan: Hailey Cabeceiras (19 kills), Hannah Summersgill (9… Continue reading →

Video: What you need to know about Jesuit vs. Rummel -- The New Orleans Advocate's HS football game of the week

Advocate Photo by KYLE ENCAR --Rummel head coach Jay Roth (center) motivates his team before they kickoff against the Shaw Eagles on Saturday, Oct. 11, 2014 at Joe Yenni in Metairie.

Advocate sportswriter Rod Walker previews the New Orleans Advocate's High School Football Game of the Week (Jesuit vs. Rummel). Click here to see the video. Continue reading →

Jesuit quarterback Trey LaForge going up against stout Raiders defense

Advocate staff photo by ELIOT KAMENITZ--Jesuit's quarterback Trey Laforge scrambles for yardage against Holy Cross earlier this month. Buy this photo

It’s still a little too early to cast those ballots for Most Valuable Offensive Player in the Catholic League. But seven weeks in, Jesuit quarterback Trey LaForge has put himself in the conversation. The senior has completed 100 of 150 passes for 1,511 yards and 18 touchdowns. More importantly, he has helped… Continue reading →

District 9-5A swim meet: Jesuit dominates; Mount Carmel edges Dominican

Advocate photo by KYLE ENCAR -- Mount Carmel's Kaylin Swoboda  swims the butterfly during in the 200-yard individual medley at the District 9-5A Championships on Wednesday at UNO. Swoboda finished third posting a time of 2 minutes, 22.87 seconds.

The boys competition at the District 9-5A swimming meet was practically decided before the halfway point of Wednesday’s meet at UNO. Jesuit is that good. The girls competition, however, went down to the final event. In the end, Mount Carmeledged Dominican 559-538. Both of those teams are that good, too. “I knew we had… Continue reading →

Notebook: Mandeville defense keys turnaround

Mandeville started the season winning just one of its first four games. But since then, the Skippers have won three straight. The key has been the defense, which has played solid for most of the season. Mandeville has allowed just 17 total points in its past three games, victories over Fontainebleau, St. Paul’s and Hammond.… Continue reading →

Football schedule

Games start at 7 p.m. unless otherwise listed Thursday’s games District 8-4A Pearl River at Riverdale, 6:30 p.m., Joe Yenni Continue reading →

Thursday’s capsules

Pearl River (0-7) vs. Riverdale (3-4) Time, place: 6:30 p.m. Yenni Last week: Pearl River lost to East Jefferson 55-0; Riverdale lost to Lakeshore 45-42 Last year: Riverdale won 45-14 The buzz: Both sets of Rebels are 0-2 in District 8-4A play. Darius Bovie and Donte Jackson lead Riverdale, which has lost three straight… Continue reading →

Fontainebleau’s Jaclyn Scholvin commits to Southeastern

In the end, the chance to play just down the road in Hammond was too good for Jaclyn Scholvin to pass up. The Fontainebleau standout has verbally committed to play basketball for Southeastern Louisiana University. Entering his senior season for the Bulldogs, Scholvin is approaching the 2,000-point carer mark. In her three years at… Continue reading →

Prep report for Wednesday, Oct. 22

Volleyball Country Day 3, Ridgewood 0 Ridgewood 5 8 8 Country Day 25 25 25 Team leaders: COUNTRY DAY: Alyce Iglesis (7 kills), Alexa Zaheri (8 aces), Kate Launey (15 assists). Team records: Country Day 32-4, 7-0 Division V, District 8. St. Scholastica 3, Lakeshore 0 Lakeshore 11 21 13… Continue reading →

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 →

Mount Carmel sweeps Chapelle

Advocate staff photo by ELIOT KAMENITZ-- Chapelle's Samantha Mracich blocks the shot of Mount Carmel's  Marissa Lagasse in a Tuesday match at Chapelle in Metairie.

Despite a push from Chapelle in the second set, Mount Carmel swept the Chipmunks 25-11, 25-23, 25-15 Tuesday in Metairie. With the win, Mount Carmel stays undefeated in Division I, District 6, its only losses this season against nemesis St. Joseph’s. “They’re a great team. They’re great defensively,” Mount Carmel coach April Hagadone said about Chapelle.… Continue reading →

Mandeville swimmers sweep Northlake Regional

The Mandeville boys and girls swim teams won Northlake Regional High School Championships on Tuesday afternoon at Cross Gates Athletic Club in Slidell. The defending champion Mandeville girls were tops in the 14-team field; scoring 432 points and holding off rival St. Scholastica (second with 390 points). The Skippers won two relays (the 200- and… Continue reading →

Dealing with injuries nothing new for Gabrielle Jennings

Advocate staff photo by ANGELA MAJOR -- Gabrielle Jennings of First Baptist finishes first Saturday, Oct. 11, 2014, during the Catholic High Invitational cross country meet at Highland Road Park.

For running phenom Gabrielle Jennings, overcoming injury has become almost as common as winning races. During her freshman year, a slight difference in her hamstring to glute ratio caused excruciating pain in her hip. Last year, a battle with anemia cramped her style. Currently, Jennings has tendinitis in her left ankle, which has prevented her from… Continue reading →

In the spotlight: swimmer Pedro Rivera

Pedro Rivera, Holy Cross, Jr. Rivera is a key part on a team hoping to improve last season’s second place at the Division II state swim meet. Rivera has posted times of 2 minutes, 5.61 seconds in the 200-yard individual medley and 1:02.47 in the 100 breaststroke. Tigers coach… Continue reading →

In the spotlight: Michael Schwing

Michael Schwing, Jesuit cross country runner

Michael Schwing, Jesuit, Sr. Schwing led his team to a second-place finish in the Walker Shootout on Oct. 18. Schwing ran a 3-mile time of 16 minutes, 5.89 seconds and finished 11th in the race. His teammates weren’t far behind — Matthews Vargas (12th, 16:09.19;) Carlos Zervigon (15th,… Continue reading →

Prep report for Tuesday, Oct. 22

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 Martin63 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 →

Walker: Riverside football making waves

Advocate Photo by KYLE ENCARRiverside receiver Tyler Gauthier scores on a 52-yard pass, putting the Rebels up 13-7 over Newman at Lupin Field on Friday.

Thanks Riverside. There was a time when The New Orleans Advocate’s Small School Super 10 looked like perhaps it should undergo a name change. Something like perhaps John Curtis and the Other 9 seemed more appropriate for this newspaper’s rankings of the top schools in Class 3A, 2A and 1A. Curtis has… Continue reading →