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 →

LSWA Prep Football Polls

Class 5A Team Rec. Pts. Pvs. 1. Rummel (10) 7-0 120 1 2. Destrehan 7-0 105 2 3. Ponchatoula 7-0 97 4 4. Byrd 7-0 94 3 5. Jesuit 6-1 73 6 6. Catholic-BR 6-1 69 5 7. Brother Martin 7-0 58 8 8. Parkway 6-1 53 7 9. Zachary 6-1 36 9 10. West Monroe 5-2 29 10 Others receiving points: Thibodaux 25, Haughton 13,Acadiana 5, Barbe 1, St. Paul’s 1. Class… Continue reading →

The New Orleans Advocate’s Prep Volleyball Rankings

1. Mount Carmel Cubs even up their series against nemesis St. Joseph’s. 2. Dominican Couldn’t get past Cubs and St. Joseph’s at Cabrini tourney. 3. St. Scholastica Had a solid effort at Cabrini tournament. 4. Chapelle The Chipmunks take on Mount Carmel today. 5. Northshore… Continue reading →

In the spotlight

Riverside's Von Julien

Football Von Julien, Riverside, Sr. The senior receiver had eight receptions for 192 yards and four TDs in Riverside’s 55-14 victory over Newman in a battle of unbeatens. For the season, Julien has caught 24 passes for 622 yards and 11 touchdowns for the Rebels (7-0), ranked No. 2 in The… Continue reading →

Landry-Walker standout Blake Paul commits to Tulane basketball

Advocate file photo by MATTHEW HINTON --  East Jefferson's Blake Paul, right, battles against Salmen's Cody Rudolph for a rebound in January. Paul, who transfered to Landry-Walker for his senior season, commited to play college basketball at Tulane.

Blake Paul said the pieces fit too perfectly to pass on the opportunity Tulane presented him with. So the Landry-Walker power forward made his commitment to coach Ed Conroy and the Green Wave on Saturday night, choosing to stay close to home rather than attend Houston or Louisiana Tech. “Everything just comes… Continue reading →

No. 1 Rummel explodes past St. Augustine

Advocate staff photo by SHERRI MILLER -- Kristian Fulton's first quarter interception gains the ball for the Raiders at the St. Augustine vs. Rummel high school football game in New Orleans on Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014.

Sometimes a plan works. Sometimes one just comes together almost magically. Rummel High School coach Jay Roth may have summoned the pixie dust at halftime of Saturday’s 35-6 win against St. Augustine at Tad Gormley Stadium. Leading 7-0 at halftime, Roth’s Raiders — ranked No. 1 statewide in Class 5A and No. 11 nationally… Continue reading →

Karr eases past Grace King

The Edna Karr Cougars defeated the Grace King Fighting Irish 38-7 Saturday afternoon at Joe Yenni Stadium. The Cougars evened their record at 3-3 on the season while Grace King fell to 2-5. Cougars quarterback Aldon Clark completed 15 of 23 passes for 202 yards and a touchdown before being lifted early in the fourth… Continue reading →

Mount Carmel tops St. Joseph’s to win Kenner Volleyball Classic

In the latest chapter in the volleyball rivalry between state powers Mount Carmel and St. Joseph’s Academy, the Cubs were victorious Saturday in the final of the Kenner Volleyball Classic. The Cubs beat the Redstickers 25-21, 26-24 in the tournament hosted by Cabrini at the Pontchartrain Center. Mount Carmel (38-2) and St. Joseph’s (28-2) have… Continue reading →

Trevor Diggs paces East Jefferson’s rout of Pearl River

Trevor Diggs didn’t become East Jefferson’s starting quarterback until last week against Riverdale. Apparently, Diggs is looking to make up for lost time. On Saturday night against Pearl River, Diggs paced a 55-0 onslaught at Joe Yenni Stadium, gaining 104 yards and scoring three touchdowns and also throwing a 41-yard touchdown pass. In the first half.… Continue reading →

Jesuit swim team looking as strong as ever

Of the few sure things in life, these three are known: death, taxes and Jesuit swimming. Every fall, talk around the local aquatics community begins to circulate about the Blue Jays and how good they are (or can be.) To the surprise of very few, this year’s Jesuit boys swim team is good — very, very good.… Continue reading →

Mandeville, John Curtis win team titles in Walker Shootout

WALKER — John Curtis and Devyn Keith again played lead roles, only this time at the Varsity Sports/Walker Shootout cross country meet held Saturday. So did Gabrielle Jennings of First Baptist. Warmer temperatures kept most runners from setting personal bests on the flat Hutchinson Park surface. Some were disappointed. Mandeville coach Gerald Singer was one… Continue reading →

Week 8 football schedule

Thursday’s games Games start at 7 p.m. unless otherwise listed District 8-4A Pearl River at Riverdale, 6:30 p.m., Joe Yenni District 9-4A Landry-Walker vs. McDonogh 35, Pan Am Friday’s games Ben Franklin at Crescent City, 7 p.m., Joe Yenni St. Charles at McMain Grace King at Science Academy, 10… Continue reading →

Swimming results

Metro Swim League Dual Meet at UNO Races in yards Girls 50 Freestyle: Caroline Cannon, MCA, 26.90. 2, Katie Cannon, MCA, 27.70. 3, Woulfe, Regan, MCA, 28.46. 100 Freestyle: 1,Caroline Cannon, MCA, 59.37. 2, Morgan Foret, DHS, 1:00.49. 3, Newton, Mandi, Chal-La, 1:01.67. 200 Freestyle: 1, Abby Mahl, MCA, 2:11.13. 2, Alexis Tamplain, HHS, 2:16.31. 3, Rigby,… Continue reading →

Cross country, volleyball report

Cross country Varsity Sports/Walker Shootout At Hutchinson Park in Baton Rouge Girls Class 5A/4A Top teams: 1, Mandeville 42. 2, St. Joseph’s Academy 85. 3, Mount Carmel 127. 4, Dominican 151. 5, Lusher Charter 178. 6, Ascension Catholic 180. 7, St. Scholastica 195. 8, Fontainebleau 222. 9, Vandebilt Catholic 247. 10, Newman 355. 11, Walker 357. 12, Ponchatoula… Continue reading →

Brother Martin runs past Holy Cross

Advocate staff photo by ELIOT KAMENITZ--Holy Cross' Kenny Hebert pulls on the jersey of Brother Martin's Jared West on Friday night at in Tad Gormley Stadium.

On a night when Brother Martin’s passing game sputtered, and Coach Mark Bonis was only happy “that we won No. 7,” his team was still quite offensive. Credit for Friday’s 42-10 victory over Holy Cross to offensive tackle Rory Luke’s “the brotherhood.” And, of course, “our two guys”. Luke and the rest of the Crusaders line… Continue reading →

St. Charles holds off De La Salle

Advocate staff photo by ELIOT KAMENITZ-- De La Salle's   Victor Gaines scrambles for a first down in the first quarter as he is chased by St. Charles Catholic's Eric Lewis (4) and Justin Ory as they play in Pan Am Stadium  in New Orleans, La. Friday, Oct. 17, 2014.

St. Charles Catholic found itself in another heavyweight matchup against an 11-3A foe for the second week in a row, but this time they were able to come up with the necessary plays at the end to pull out the win. The Comets scored a late touchdown and managed to hold on to a 28-21 victory over… Continue reading →

Landry-Walker blasts Belle Chasse

The first time Landry-Walker got the ball, the Charging Buccaneers served notice to Belle Chasse that it could be a long night for the Cardinals. With quarterback Li’Jon Cordier leading the way running and passing, Landry-Walker drove 90 yards in 12 plays for a touchdown. That began a one-sided first half for the Charging Buccaneers, paving… Continue reading →

Hahnville rallies by East St. John

Advocate staff photo by SHERRI MILLER -- Jaylon Brown narrowly misses a tackle by Jamonte Williams for a first down in the second quarter at the East St. John vs. Hahnville high school football game in Reserve on Friday, Oct. 17, 2014.

The Hahnville Tigers have had to make quite a few adjustments this football season — new coach, new offense, new quarterback after three games, then some new wrinkles to the already new offense. Some have worked better than others. But the ones the Tigers made Friday night helped them put together an impressive third quarter rally to… Continue reading →

Interception seals Covington win over Fontainebleau

George Brister’s second interception of the game with 1:02 remaining sealed Covington’s 27-21 victory over Fontainebleau in a District 6-5A game at homecoming Friday at The Dawg Pound at Fontainebleau. The Bulldogs (4-3, 2-2) trailed 27-7 with 8:12 left in the game after the Lions’ Isaiah Carter recovered a fumble in the end zone. Fontainebleau… Continue reading →

West Jefferson edges Higgins

West Jefferson was trailing Higgins with eight seconds left in Friday’s District 8-5A game at Hoss Memtsas Stadium when the Buccaneers scored a touchdown to win 16-13. The Buccaneers (3-4, 2-0) got the final points when quarterback Ivory Jenkins completed a 14-yard pass to Donovan Conner. Jenkins played in place of quarterback Coley Ransaw, who suffered a… Continue reading →

No. 2 Destrehan pulls away from Central Lafourche

MATTHEWS — After intense battles the last two weeks against rival Hahnville and previously undefeated Thibodaux, Destrehan figured to be less inspired Friday night at struggling Central Lafourche. However, the Wildcats scored on their first three possessions of the second half and then added a defensive touchdown to break open a close game and defeat the… Continue reading →

St. Thomas Aquinas cruises over Northlake

The only thing Cameron Dantzler didn’t do was drive the bus home after a victory for St. Thomas Aquinas. The junior quarterback for the Falcons threw for 176 yards, rushed for 199 while being involved in five touchdowns and forced a fumble on defense in a 42-21 victory over Northlake Christian on Friday night. No. 9… Continue reading →

Ponchatoula defeats Slidell

Slidell coach Larry Favre knew it would require maximizing his team’s offensive output to stay with fourth-ranked Ponchatoula on Friday night. That’s why, after winning the coin toss, he elected to receive. But it wasn’t until the final five minutes of the game before the Tigers crossed midfield and not until 2:01 remained before they… Continue reading →

Caron Baham, Byron James pace Ehret’s 55-12 rout of Bonnabel

Caron Baham and Byron James need their own reality show. Maybe a variety show. The John Ehret tandem already has its own offense. Baham, playing quarterback, and James, at running back, handled the majority of Ehret’s offensive load Friday night against Bonnabel, leading the Patriots to a 55-12 win in District 8-5A play at Joseph S.… Continue reading →

Jase Griffin scores five times as Country Day tops Haynes Academy 52-15

Country Day steamrolled Haynes Academy 52-15 in a nondistrict matchup Friday to extend its winning streak to four games. The Cajuns (6-1) have put up at least 45 points in each game of the streak and have outscored opponents 202-34. Haynes fell to 4-3. Thanks to an offensive surge from junior Jase Griffin, the Cajuns scored… Continue reading →

State roundup: Springfield rolls past Archbishop Hannan

Advocate staff photo by HEATHER MCCLELLAND --  East Ascension's Kade Waguespack scores a touchdown against Woodlawn on Friday, Oct. 17, 2014 at EAHS's field.

SPRINGFIELD — Josh Taylor and Milan Love each had a pair of touchdowns as Springfield improved to 2-1 in District 7-2A with a dominating 41-6 win over Archbishop Hannan on Friday night. Taylor scored on 16 and 36-yard runs while Love had 25 and 6-yard TD runs for Springfield (5-1). Hannan (1-6, 1-3) scored its touchdown on a 14-yard… Continue reading →