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Cabrini’s Karli Perque throws one-hitter in 10-0 victory over Lakeshore

Advocate staff photo by SCOTT THRELKELD -- Cabrini's Karli Perque pitches a one-hitter in her team's 10-0 victory over Lakeshore in a Class 4A regional playoff Friday at Lakeshore.

Dominating pitching performances are common in softball, but what Cabrini right-hander Karli Perque has done the first two playoff games is downright special. Perque nearly threw her second consecutive no-hitter Friday night and picked up three hits as the 20th-seeded Crescents defeated No. 4 Lakeshore 10-0 in a regional round Class 4A playoff game. The game… Continue reading →

Academy of Our Lady falls to Bolton 6-4

A comeback by the 10th-seeded Academy of Our Lady softball team fell short as No. 26 Bolton held on for a 6-4 win in a Class 4A regional playoff game Friday at Harvey Playground. The Bears (14-12) advance to the quarterfinals of the state tournament, where they take on the winner of No. 2 Teurlings Catholic-No. 15… Continue reading →

Baseball icon Wesley Barrow to get memorial

It’s almost been 50 years since his death, but Wesley Barrow is finally going to get a memorial. The New Orleans African-American baseball legend, whose grave has gone unmarked ever since his death on Christmas Eve 1965, will have a grave marker dedicated at the site of his grave at 2 p.m. Saturday. Many of the… Continue reading →

Scott Wattigny named Hannan football coach

Two years after playing for a state championship, Archbishop Hannan football has a new leader. Scott Wattigny was named Hannan’s football coach this week by school officials. Wattigny comes to the Covington program after serving as an assistant coach at Vermilion Catholic in Abbeville. This is the first head coaching job for Wattigny, who… Continue reading →

Matt McCune new Northlake Christian boys basketball coach

Matt McCune eats, sleeps and drinks high school basketball. Friday morning, he finally got the chance to be put in charge of his own prep program. The 30-year-old was named as the basketball coach at Northlake Christian School. McCune takes over for Sean Englert, who moved into an administrative role. McCune… Continue reading →

Mount Carmel softball game rescheduled

Friday’s Class 5A softball playoff game between second-seeded Mount Carmel and No. 18 Ponchatoula was postponed due to rain. The game has been rescheduled for 11 a.m. Saturday at Donald R. Rice Memorial Field. The rain began when the game was headed to the bottom of the third inning, with Mount Carmel leading 2-0, and… Continue reading →

Prep report for Friday, April 24

Advocate photo by VERONICA DOMINACHRaiders runRummel's Zach Cook slides safely into home  as Holy Cross catcher Chris Turpin catches the ball too late Friday at Holy Cross. Rummel won 6-4 to wrap up second place in District 9-5A

Baseball John Curtis 10 , McMain 0 John Curtis 113 41 — 10 6 1 McMain 000 00 — 0 0 1 W — Bufkin. L — Jefferson. Leaders: JOHN CURTIS: D. Cabrera (2-2, 3 RBIs, run), A. Huff (2-2 1… Continue reading →

LHSAA softball playoff report

Class 5A First-round results (1) St. Amant 12, (32) Chalmette 0 (16) Barbe 12, (17) Fontainebleau 2 (9) Pineville 13, (24) Haughton 0 (8) Denham Springs 6 , (25) Archbishop Chapelle 3 (5) Sam Houston 5, (28) Parkway 0 (12) Sulphur 9, (21) Byrd 1 (13) Alexandria 4 (20) Destrehan 2 (4) Ouachita Parish 7, (29) Dominican 3… Continue reading →

Poised Jesuit downs Brother Martin to win 9-5A baseball title

A couple of big swings allowed Jesuit to start a Thursday evening rally against Brother Martin. A few more pushed Jesuit to its first Catholic League title since 2012. Thanks to a 9-3 win at UNO’s Maestri Field, the Blue Jays showcased their ability to relax then rally, a method which erased a three-run deficit… Continue reading →

The New Orleans Advocate’s All-Metro Girls Soccer team

Advocate staff photo by JOHN McCUSKER -- Ben Franklin soccer player Alex Thomas, is the ADVOCATE Metro Girls Player of the Year.

Player of the Year Alex Thomas Ben Franklin, senior It’s often said that the best athletes want to win so badly, they practically will themselves and their teammates to bigger and better things. That’s part of what makes Alex Thomas tick, but the young soccer star said there’s something else that drives her to win. “I hate to… Continue reading →

St. Aug honors hall of famers Otis Washington, Avery Johnson

Associated Press photo by Kathy WillensAvery Johnson, former St. Aug player and NBA and coach player. He was recently named the Alabama basketball coach.

Otis Washington and Avery Johnson took different paths to the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame’s Class of 2015. Washington’s coaching legacy included three state high school football championships, along with coaching stints at Southern University and LSU, helping to integrate the Tigers coaching staff. Meanwhile, Johnson’s journey was highlighted by an NBA championship with the… Continue reading →

John Curtis blanks Vidalia in regional softball playoff game

John Curtis defeated Vidalia 5-0 in a Class 3A region playoff game Thursday in New Orleans. The top-seeded Patriots improved to 23-5 and advanced to the quarterfinals of the Allstate Sugar Bowl/LHSAA Fast Pitch 56 tournament May 1 and 2 in Sulphur. The Patriots will take on Notre Dame, a 15-0 winner over Loranger on Thursday afternoon.… Continue reading →

Ricky Zimmer named Fontainebleau athletic director

Ricky Zimmer, Fontainebleau athletic director

Ricky Zimmer, a longtime teacher and coach in southeast Louisiana, has been named Fontainebleau’s athletic director effective at the end of this school year. Zimmer, 61, has worked on the prep level at Chalmette and Andrew Jackson and has been at Fontainebleau since 2005. He has spent 21 years in the public education system. He is the… Continue reading →

Prep report for Thursday, April 24

Baseball Belle Chasse 12, Landry-Walker 2, Landry-Walker 000  11 — 2 2 5 Belle Chasse 131 16x — 12 8 4 W — Dell Gurlich. Leaders: LANDRY-WALKER: BELLE CHASSE: Jon Jones (2-2, 2 RBIs), Braiden Usey (1-4, 3 RBIs, 2B), Brett Dangler (2-3, RBI); Records: Belle Chasse 14-13. Track and field District 8-4A meet At St. Scholastica Boys Team scores: 1. Franklinton, 94. 2. Lakeshore,… Continue reading →

Riverside baseball team blanks Newman 6-0 to clinch District 10-2A title

Advocate Photo by VERONICA DOMINACH--  Riverside's, Jordan Loving, 39,  pitches the ball during a high school baseball game against Isidore Newman and Riverside in New Orleans, La. Wednesday, April 22, 2015.

In the past eight games, the Riverside Academy baseball team has been rolling, reeling off eight consecutive victories — with double-digit scoring in all eight. Despite its recent hot streak, the Rebels found themselves in a scoreless tie through six innings against Newman on Wednesday, but Frank Cazeaux delivered a consistent message to the team… Continue reading →

Jerry Hernandez named Northshore boys basketball coach; NHS also announcing other coaching moves

Jerry Hernandez has been coaching basketball longer than Northshore has existed. And with that experience comes yet another opportunity for the 68-year old coach to do what he does best. Hernandez will be the new boys basketball coach at Northshore when the 2015 fall semester begins in August. He served as an assistant at Northshore last… Continue reading →

Brother Martin tops Holy Cross in key Catholic League matchup

Advocate staff photo by MATTHEW HINTONBrother Martin’s Parker Oubre scores after a wild pitch as Holy Cross pitcher Christian Clayton attempts the tag in the second inning Tuesday in New Orleans.

Following his team’s 3-1 loss to Brother Martin on Tuesday, Holy Cross coach Greg Battistella knew exactly what cost his team a share of first place in District 9-5A. “You’ve got to tip your hat to their two pitchers,” Battistella said. “They’re tired. They’ve played ... four days in a row.” Holy Cross (19-12) is left… Continue reading →

Jesuit’s pitching paces 4-3 victory over Shaw

Facing a hectic final week of the regular season, centered around it’s late push for the Catholic League crown, Jesuit baseball coach Joey Latino knew his pitching staff would be a lifesaver. With many schools forced to play last week’s games over the course of the past few days due to rain cancellations, teams have… Continue reading →

Softball playoff report

Playoffs Class 5A First-round results (1) St. Amant 12, (32) Chalmette 0 (16) Barbe 12, (17) Fontainebleau 2 (9) Pineville 13, (24) Haughton 0 (8) Denham Springs 6 , (25) Archbishop Chapelle 3 (5) Sam Houston 5, (28) Parkway 0 (12) Sulphur 9, (21) Byrd 1 (13) Alexandria 4 (20) Destrehan 2 (4) Ouachita Parish 7, (29) Dominican… Continue reading →

Prep report Tuesday, April 21

Baseball John Curtis 11, McMain 0 McMain 000 00 — 0  0 5 John Curtis 421 4x — 11 10 0 W — K. Schexnayder. L — Hall. Leaders: JOHN CURTIS: M. Matherne (2-2, 2 Rs), J. Bordelon (2-2, 2 Rs, 2 RBIs), K. Schexnayder (2-3, R, RBI). Softball Barbe 12, Fontainebleau 2… Continue reading →

The New Orleans Advocate’s All-Metro girls basketball team

Salmen's Kalani Brown committed to play basketball at Baylor University.

PLAYER OF THE YEAR KALANI BROWN Salmen, Sr. Much like Kalani Brown, the list of achievements just seems to keep growing. Brown, Salmen’s 6-foot-6 senior center, has been named Player of the Year on The New Orleans Advocate’s All-Metro Team. It is the second straight year she has won the honor, adding to a plethora of achievements she has… Continue reading →

Opelousas Catholic upsets Pope John Paul II

When you finish the regular season with a losing record, have no upperclassmen on your roster and have to travel nearly three hours to take on the eighth-seeded softball team in Class 2A, there’s reason to believe you may be happy just to make the playoffs. But for the Opelousas Catholic softball team, “one and done” was… Continue reading →

Lakeshore makes history with school’s first softball playoff win

It may only be the school’s seventh softball season, but history was still made Tuesday afternoon for Lakeshore High School. The fourth-seeded team in Class 4A, the Titans defeated No. 29 Franklinton for the school’s 10-0 first softball playoff victory. The game was called in the fifth inning because of the 10-run mercy rule.… Continue reading →

Prep report

Advocate staff photo by  APRIL BUFFINGTON --  Archbishop Chapelle's Kelsey Conley swings at the ball against Denham Springs in the Claa 5A first-round game at North Park on Monday, April 20 in Denham Springs.

Class 5A First-round pairings (32) Chalmette at (1) St. Amant, 5 p.m. Tuesday (17) Fontainebleau at (16) Barbe, 4 p.m Tuesday (24) Haughton at (9) Pineville, 5 p.m. Monday (8) Denham Springs 6 , (25) Archbishop Chapelle 3, (28) Parkway at (5) Sam Houston, 5 p.m. Monday (21) C.E. Byrd at (12) Sulphur, 5 p.m. Tuesday at… Continue reading →