Catholic High-Baton Rouge wraps up series, defeats Hahnville 5-1

Advocate staff photo by HILARY SCHEINUK -- _Catholic's Brandon Fairbanks dives back to first as Hahnville first baseman Austin Perrin awaits a pickoff throw Tuesday at Catholic High.

For the first two games of their Class 5A state regional series Hahnville either got out to an early lead or managed to keep Catholic High at arm’s length. That resulted in a series split with the Bears becoming the aggressor and eventually the winner in the best-of-three format. No. 4 Catholic took advantage of a pair… Continue reading →

Lakeshore High baseball coach Andrew Ravaglia resigns

After leading his team to a 15-14 record and the Class 4A baseball playoffs, Lakeshore baseball coach Andrew Ravaglia resigned Tuesday morning. “It just seemed like the right time for me to move on,” Ravaglia said. “I appreciate everything. The administration at Lakeshore has been wonderful, and I can’t thank them enough for their support. The timing… Continue reading →

Check out the LHSAA baseball playoff report

Catholic 5, Hahnville 1 Hahnville 000 010 0 — 1  2 2 Catholic 023 000 x — 5 12 1 W — Parker Evans (6-0). L — Bryce Hardis. Leaders: CATHOLIC: Tristan Welch (4-4), Brandon Fairbanks (2-4, 2B, run), Josh Smith (2-3, HR, 2 RBIs), Cole Johnson (1-4, 2B RBI), HAHNVILLE: Wade Orgeron: (1-1, 2B, RBI). Records:… Continue reading →

Grant tops Pearl River to win Class 4A baseball series

More than 50 hours after it was scheduled to begin, Game 3 of the Class 4A regional baseball playoff series between Pearl River and Grant finally started Monday afternoon. The wait, not to mention several trips between tiny Dry Prong (north of Alexandria) and the north shore, didn’t bother Grant at all. The ninth-seeded Cougars, who… Continue reading →

Rod Walker: Don't blame LHSAA, but weather rule change a must for baseball playoff series

Newman coach Trey Guillot wasn’t discouraged after his team lost Game 1 of its best-of-three series Friday. “The best thing about a 2 out of 3 series is there is a tomorrow,” Guillot recalls telling his team after the loss. “But then they took our tomorrow.” They, in this case, was the LHSAA.… Continue reading →

LHSAA attorney upholds baseball playoff rule

After conferring with its legal counsel Monday, the LHSAA issued a statement on its decision to uphold a baseball playoff rule that put several schools out of the playoffs. LHSAA attorney Mark Boyer issued an opinion stating that schools cannot appeal the LHSAA rule which forced some best-of-three games series to revert to single-game scenario when heavy… Continue reading →

Lutcher falls 4-0 to Kaplan in Class 3A softball state title game

Advocate photo by Buddy Delahoussaye--Kaplan Lady Pirates runner gets thrown out at the plate in the LHSAA Softball 56 Fast Pitch Tournament on Saturday April 30, 2016 in Sulfur.

SULPHUR — Lutcher’s magic finally ran out in the sixth inning. No. 15 Lutcher, the lowest seed to make it to the finals of the Allstate Sugar Bowl/Fast Pitch 56 state softball tournament, fell short late Saturday night, kept in check by No. 4 seed Kaplan during a 4-0 loss in the Class 3A state championship… Continue reading →

LHSAA state golf tournaments pushed back two days because of rains

LAFAYETTE — The LHSAA State Golf Championships, originally scheduled for Monday-Tuesday at three courses in the Acadiana area, have been postponed until Wednesday and Thursday because of wet courses and the anticipation of more inclement weather over the next three days. The Lafayette organizing committee, in association with the LHSAA staff, made… Continue reading →

Jesuit advances past Destrehan to Class 5A quarterfinals

It wasn’t easy, but the Jesuit Blue Jays are on to Round 3 of the Class 5A baseball playoffs. The Blue Jays picked up a 5-3 victory over Destrehan in eight innings Saturday at John Ryan Stadium. “They’re never easy,” Jesuit coach Joey Latino of the series-clinching win. “Especially when you’re playing a gritty, talented team… Continue reading →

St. Amant wins playoff series with Brother Martin after long rain delay

St. Amant isn’t a normal 24-seed in the Class 5A baseball playoffs, and Brother Martin had to learn that the hard way on Saturday. After losing Friday’s series opener, the Gators (19-13) overcame a five-hour rain delay and Brother Martin’s top pitcher to take down the No. 8 Crusaders twice in one day, including a 4-2 victory… Continue reading →

Menard ends Hannan’s season again at state softball tournament

Photo by The (Lake Charles) American PressOn a close play at first base Menard’s Maddie Smith gets to the bag while Hannan’s Caylee Palazzalo reaches for the throw Saturday during a Class 2A softball semifinal game in Sulphur.

SULPHUR — For the second consecutive season, the Archbishop Hannan softball had its season ended by Holy Savior Menard. This time, it was closer. Hannan held a 3-1 lead heading to the fourth inning, but the defending Class 2A state champion Eagles scored nine runs over the final… Continue reading →

Cabrini falls to North DeSoto in Class 4A championship game

Advocate photo by Buddy Delahoussaye--Cabrini's Shelby Brooks makes the catch for the out on Saturday April 30, 2016 in Sulfur.

SULPHUR — Cabrini senior Karli Perque wasn’t holding the trophy she had hoped to be carrying off the Frasch Park Field late Saturday. Cabrini, playing in the state championship game for the first time in school history, had to settle for the second-place trophy. No. 3 Cabrini had its storybook season come to a disappointing… Continue reading →

Catholic wins 4-2 to tie Class 5A second-round playoff series with Hahnville at 1-1

After two down-to-the-wire contests, Catholic High and Hahnville have set the stage for a dramatic third and deciding game. This time it was the Bears who executed at the opportune time. Connor Bowen’s one-out, two-run single broke a tie in the top of the eighth, and relief pitcher Brady Sartain finished a sterling effort, leading No.… Continue reading →

Caddo Magnet wins girls gymnastics title; Hahnville’s Kamryn Ryan wins all-around

The state championship trophy for the LHSAA Sugar Bowl Girls Gymnastics meet is headed north to Shreveport for the third straight year after Caddo Magnet finished atop a four-team logjam to claim the title Saturday at Baton Rouge High School. After going over the detailed scoring rubric several times, meet director Kevin Nee and scorer Mark Courter determined… Continue reading →

Check out the LHSAA softball state tournament report

Allstate Sugar Bowl/LHSAA tournament At Frasch Park-Sulphur Class 5A Quarterfinal scores Live Oak 3, Pineville 2 Ouachita 7, Barbe 6 Zachary 5, St. Amant 4 (8 innings) Alexandria 3, Central 1 Semifinal scores Zachary 8, Ouachita Parish 3 Alexandria 7, Live Oak 0 final Zachary vs. Alexandria, n Class 4A Quarterfinal scores North DeSoto 4, St. Thomas More 2… Continue reading →

LHSAA girls gymnastics results

At Baton Rouge High Team scores: 1. Caddo Magnet, 222.100. 2. St. Amant, 220.050. 3. St. Joseph’s Academy, 218.100. 4. Baton Rouge High, 217.750. 5. East Ascension 212.700. 6. E.D. White, 209.600. 7. Catholic-New Iberia 209.250. Individual Events, Division I, Level 8 Vault: 1 .Camryn Ryan, Hahnville, 9.45. 2. Delia Ardoin, SJA, 9.40. 3. Victoria… Continue reading →

Grant evens series with Pearl River despite only one hit, injury to umpire

Saturday’s Class 4A regional baseball playoff between Pearl River and Grant was about as strange as they come. For starters, it included a 20-minute delay after the home plate umpire was hit by a pitch and apparently suffered a broken collarbone. It was followed by a home run that turned out to be the only hit for Grant,… Continue reading →

Cabrini blasts Bastrop in five innings

SULPHUR — Karli Perque dominated on the mound early. Then in the fourth inning, her Cabrini teammates gave her plenty of help with their bats. It all added up to No. 3 Cabrini needing just five innings to roll to an 11-1 victory over No. 6 Bastrop in the Class 4A quarterfinals… Continue reading →

Jesuit rides Brandon Briuglio’s five-hitter, stout defense for 1-0 win over Destrehan

Photo by JOSEPH HALMJesuit starter Brandon Briuglio threw a complete game shutout against Destrehan during a Class 5A second-round playoff game at John Ryan Stadium on Friday.

Jesuit baseball has followed a simple formula this season of quality pitching and timely hitting to win 20-plus games, and the results didn’t change Friday night. Brandon Briuglio’s five-hit gem and Nick Ray’s two-out RBI single were all the fifth-seeded Blue Jays needed to earn a 1-0 victory over No. 12 Destrehan in the first… Continue reading →

Episcopal blanks Northlake Christian in first game of best-of-three series

If there’s a future in Northlake Christian’s baseball season, the Wolverines are going to have to avoid something they haven’t done all season. Lose consecutive games. Episcopal’s Chris Thibodaux limited Northlake Christian to one hit and the host Knights pushed across a pair of runs in the fourth inning for a 2-0 victory Friday in the… Continue reading →

Check out the latest baseball and softball results from Friday

Baseball playoffs Class 5A Second-round pairings, scores Best-of-three series Friday-Saturday (1) Barbe 4, (17) Rummel 1 (8) Brother Martin 9, (24) St. Amant 8 (5) Jesuit 1, (12) Destrehan 0 (13) Hahnville 4, (4) Catholic 1 (19) Chalmette at (3) Airline (11) Byrd 16, (27) Captain Shreve 0 (26) Ruston at (10) Zachary (15) Acadiana 11, (2)… Continue reading →

Cabrini hopes to take next step at state softball tournament

Photo provided by Carbini High Cabrini High School pitcher Karli Perque

Thursday couldn’t get here soon enough for Karli Perque. Cabrini’s senior pitcher eagerly anticipated boarding the bus with her teammates and returning to Sulphur for the LHSAA Fastpitch 56 softball tournament. The Crescents made the trip last season, winning their quarterfinal game before losing to eventual state champion North DeSoto 1-0… Continue reading →

Older and wiser Hannan plans to change outcome at this year’s state softball tournament

Hannan-Menard softball playoff score from 2015 state softball tournament. This sign hung the Hannan dressing room this season.

The sign has hung in the dressing room all year long. It reads Menard 10, Hannan 0. Heading into last season’s state softball tournament, a talented, but inexperienced Archbishop Hannan squad played possibly its worst game of the season against Menard in the 2A state quarterfinals. Menard won 10-0 and did it in convincing fashion with a… Continue reading →