Coach Nick Saltaformaggio gets first taste of Hahnville-Destrehan rivalry

Throughout his many years and many stops in coaching, Nick Saltaformaggio has seen his share of big rivalry games: Jesuit vs. Holy Cross, Holy Cross vs. Chalmette, East Jefferson vs. Bonnabel. But never, he said, has he seen one like that taking place Friday night in St. Charles Parish. It’s the 62nd meeting between the Hahnville Tigers… Continue reading →

Thursday football capsules

Games at 7 p.m. unless otherwise noted. Newman (4-0) vs. Carver (2-2) Time, place: 3:30 p.m., Pan American Last week: Newman beat Sophie Wright 47-14; Carver beat 36-12 Last year: Newman won 51-20… Continue reading →

State prep football leaders

Here are Louisiana’s high school football statistical leaders through four weeks of the regular season as submitted by local newspapers from across the state and compiled by Ron Brocato. Season 127-1,004, Derrick Guillory,… Continue reading →

Prep report for Wednesday, Oct. 1

Boys golf Lakewood Country Club Par 36 Team scores: 1. Jesuit 156. 2. Rummel 211. Medalists: 1. C. Carine, Jesuit, 36. 2. J.Cedro, Jesuit, 40. 2. A. Kuedel, Jesuit, 40, 2. J.T. Holmes… Continue reading →

Rummel’s Kristian Fulton makes quick impact

Advocate staff photo by RUSTY COSTANZA --  Archbishop Rummel High School's Corey Harris, left, celebrates after sacking East St. John High School's quarterback, Xavier Lewis, right, during a game at East St. John on Friday, September 5, 2014.

Rummel cornerback Kristian Fulton missed the Raiders’ first three games this season recovering from shoulder surgery. Fulton, considered one of the nation’s top juniors, wasted little time making an impact in his return Friday night. He had two interceptions, including one with 1:12 left that helped seal Rummel’s 17-14 road victory over Catholic.… Continue reading →

In the Spotlight

Swimming Jacob Sterbenz, Northshore, Sr. Sterbenz stood out in a tri-meet Thursday at Cross Gates Athletic Club in Slidell. Sterbenz won the 50 freestyle (23.15) and 100 free (51.76) to lead Northshore to victory.… Continue reading →

A few minutes with ... Myles Washington

Advocate Photo by KYLE ENCAR --Curtis quarterback, Myles Washington, scrambles up field during the first quarter of a week four game against Edna Karr at Muss Bertolino Stadium in Kenner on Friday, Sept. 27, 2014.

Myles Washington, John Curtis, quarterback Washington has rushed 47 times for 248 yards and six touchdowns this season. He has completed 4 of 10 passes for 159 yards and a TD and is 11-1 as a starter. Curtis plays St. Augustine on Saturday at 7 at Tad Gormley Stadium. You play baseball and football. Which sport… Continue reading →

John Curtis volleyball rallies to stay unbeaten

When an undefeated volleyball team meets a team on a 13-match winning streak, it figures to be a hard-fought contest. That’s exactly what happened Tuesday evening as undefeated John Curtis traveled to Northshore, which has been as hot as any team in the metro area recently. After a 2½-hour slugfest that saw the teams see-saw for… Continue reading →

New Orleans prep report for Tuesday, Sept. 30

Volleyball Country Day 3, South Plaquemine 0 Country Day 25 25 25 South Plaquemine 5 6 9 Team leaders: COUNTRY DAY: Juliet Cimini (5 kills), Kate Launey (10 assists), Adele Patagna (14 aces). Dominican 3, Bonnabel 0 Bonnabel 7 15 8 Dominican 25 25 25 Team leaders: DOMINICAN: Bailey Mauterer (8 kills, 5 aces), Sara Bordelon (15 assists), Abby Buchert (5 digs), Toni Henry (5 aces) Sacred Heart 3, St.… Continue reading →

Hannan tops Northlake in District 3 opener

In the Division IV, District 3 opener for both teams, Hannan beat cross-town rival Northlake Christian 25-22, 25-14, 25-21 Tuesday afternoon. Ranked No. 8 in the latest Advocate Small Schools Poll, the Hawks (13-3, 1-0) were led by Hailey Cabeceiras who had 19 kills. Danielle Loup added 22 digs, and Sydney Williams had four blocks and… Continue reading →

Mt. Carmel sweeps Country Day in top-ranked showdown

Advocate Photo by KYLE ENCAR --Cajun's Simone Becnel, (right) is denied at the net by Tela Sorrell (16) during the first game between Mount Carmel Academy and Metairie Park Country Day on Monday, Sept. 29, 2014 at Country Day in Metairie.

It was billed as the battle of the behemoths — Large Schools No. 1-ranked Mount Carmel vs. Small Schools No. 1 Country Day in a nondistrict, it’s-just-Monday showdown. But that’s not exactly how it went down. After Mount Carmel (26-2) escaped with a 26-24 win in the first game, tooth-and-nail battle that saw seemingly endless rallies, nearly… Continue reading →

New Orleans Advocate volleyball polls

Large schools 1. Mount Carmel Taking on all comers — well, except St. Joseph’s. 2. Dominican Picked up wins against Chalmette and Cabrini last week. 3. St. Scholastica Had a solid victory over Mandeville last week. 4. Chapelle Scored a… Continue reading →

In the spotlight

Volleyball Katie Kampen Senior, Mount Carmel Kampen, a senior, had an outstanding weekend with the Cubs at the St. Joseph’s Red Sticker Tournament. She had 65 kills, 41 digs and five aces in six games and was named to the all-tournament team.… Continue reading →

New Orleans Advocate football polls

Large schools Team Prv. 1. Rummel (4-0) 2 Last week: Beat Catholic 17-14 Next: Friday at Dutchtown Raiders take over top spot after Kristian Fulton records a pair of interceptions 2. Destrehan (4-0) 3 Last week: Beat Terrebonne 42-17… Continue reading →

LSWA prep football polls for Sept. 30

CLASS 5A Team , Rec. , Pts. , Prv. 1, Rummel (12), 4-0 , 144 , 1 2, Destrehan , 4-0 , 127 , 2 3, Byrd , 4-0 , 119 , 3 4, Ponchatoula , 4-0 , 110 , 4 5, Catholic-BR , 3-1 , 79 , 5 6, Jesuit , 3-1 , 78 , 6… Continue reading →

In the spotlight

Northlake Christian's Miguel Black

Football Miguel Black Northlake Christian, RB/CB, senior Black rushed 22 times for 221 yards and two touchdowns in Wolverines’ 26-21 victory over Springfield. The 5-foot-8, 170-pounder also caught two passes for 36 yards and a touchdown and had an interception when lined up at cornerback. Black has rushed 72 times for 623 yards this… Continue reading →

East Jefferson touchdown with 17 seconds left spells win over Cox

Advocate staff photo by ELIOT KAMENITZ--East Jefferson's quarterback Tracey Bright scrambles for a first down in the first quarter as he is pursued by Hysaan Basiste at Hoss Memtsas Stadium  in Harvey , La. Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014.

Helen Cox (1-3) made a miraculous second half comeback, but was unable to make a final-second stop to prevent East Jefferson (2-2) from pulling off a 30-27 win in a nondistrict game at Hoss Memtsas Stadium on Saturday night. When East Jefferson quarterback Tracey Bright threw a late-game interception to Cougars defensive back Imiri Porche, it seemed… Continue reading →

Wilmer Toro’s kick lifts Grace King past Lake Area Tech

Advocate staff photo by ELIOT KAMENITZ-- Grace King's Gregory Glass avoids the tackles of Lake Area Tech's Carnell McDaniels, left, and Jared Brown to score a touchdown in the second quarter at Joseph Yenni Stadium in Metairie, La. Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014.

One probably would have expected Grace King’s Wilmer Toro to go home, put an extra shine on his shoes, get his best suit ready and borrow a splash of expensive cologne. Grace King’s homecoming dance was Saturday night, and Toro had just kicked the winning field goal in overtime to beat Lake Area Tech 19-16 at Joe… Continue reading →

Newman claims volleyball crown

Newman rebounded after losing the first set by a wide margin to oust Fomtainebleau 2-1 in the final of Woodlawn High’s Rumble in the Jungle volleyball tournament Saturday night. Fontainebleau posted a resounding 25-8 win in the first set, but the Greenies won the next two by scores of 25-21 and 15-13 to claim the title.… Continue reading →

Kendall Bussey’s four TDs carry Newman past Sophie B. Wright

Kendall Bussey rushed for 188 rushing yards on just 13 caries and scored four touchdowns to lead Newman to a 47-14 victory over Sophie B. Wright on Friday night in the District 8-2A opener. “I thought we came out and played well, especially offensively,” Newman coach Nelson Stewart said. “I thought our tempo was really good and… Continue reading →

After near-miss at state meet, Holy Cross swimmers seek redemption

Holy Cross swim coach Dale Turner said traveling home after November’s state championship meet in Sulphur was “the longest ride of my life.” Swimmers who were on the bus with him that day are just tired of hearing about any of it. But until the Holy Cross swimmers compete again in the Division II State Championship… Continue reading →

St. Joseph’s tops Mount Carmel in Red-Hot Sticker Classic

Advocate staff photo by  APRIL BUFFINGTON --  Mt. Carmel Academy's Megan Davenport (1) defends the ball against St. Joseph's Academy's Hanna Rovira (23) in the Red Hot Sticker Classic on Saturday, September 27 at St. Joseph's Academy.

St. Joseph’s Academy and Mount Carmel Academy renewed their rivalry in the final of the SJA Red-Hot Sticker Classic on Saturday, and this time St. Joseph’s prevailed in three sets, 25-22, 18-25 and 15-10. The match brought the Redstickers record to 19-1, with the lone loss coming at the hands of Mount Carmel. The Cubs’… Continue reading →

St. Joseph’s Academy Red-Hot Sticker Classic results

Red-Hot Sticker results Red Pool Friday: Notre Dame def. Episcopal 25-21, 25-20 ; U-High def. St. Amant 25-20, 20-25, 16-14; SJA def. Episcopal 25-10, 25-15; St. Amant def. Notre Dame 23-25, 25-18, 15-6; SJA def. U-High 25-16, 25-17. Saturday: St. Amant def. Episcopal 25-15, 25-21; SJA def. Notre Dame 25-17, 25-2; Episcopal def. U-High 27-25,20-25,15-7; SJA def. St. Amant… Continue reading →

Cross country results

Newman Cross Country Classic At Audubon Park, New Orleans Boys Team totals: 1, St. Paul’s School 26. 2, Archbishop Rummel 117. 3, Newman 117. 4, Jesuit 155. 5, St. Thomas More 174. 6, Brother Martin 204. 7, Saint Stanislaus High School 221. 8, John Curtis 236. 9, Haynes Academy 265. 10, St. Martin’s Episcopal 270. Top individuals… Continue reading →

Volleyball schedule

Monday’s games *Mandeville at Slidell, 5 p.m. Covington at Lakeshore, 3:30 p.m. Pope John Paul II at Parkview Baptist, 4 p.m. Mount Carmel at Country Day, 5:30 p.m. *Fontainebleau at Pontchatoula, 5:30 p.m. *Hammond at Northshore, 6 p.m. Ursuline at Dominican, 5:30 p.m. Fisher at Landry-Walker, 4:30 p.m. Ehret at Karr, 4 p.m. McDonogh 35 at Crescent City, 4… Continue reading →