Sacred Heart shuts out Lusher in girls soccer playoffs

Advocate  Photo Provided by JOSEPH HALM – Lusher’s Georgia Roberts (17) tries to fend off Sacred Heart’s Kathryn Payne (10) during a Division III regional playoff match at Pan American Stadium on Monday afternoon.

It took second-seeded Sacred Heart about 15 minutes to score its first goal on Monday afternoon, and the Cardinals went on a roll from there. Led by Mary Mitchell Henry’s hat trick, Sacred Heart earned a mercy rule shorted 8-0 Division III regional playoff victory over No. 15 Lusher at Pan American Stadium. “The… Continue reading →

Riverside defeats Country Day

A clash between teams ranked in The New Orleans Advocate’s Super 10 boys basketball rankings lived up to the billing Monday. Riverside defeated Country Day 81-66, but the final margin was not indicative of how competitive the game was. “I was proud of the way my kids fought and the intensity level they played… Continue reading →

Barbe stuns Mandeville on penalty kicks in girls soccer playoffs

Alyssa Stevens’ final penalty kick goal clinched a shocking 4-3 upset victory for the No. 10 Bucs against No. 7 Mandeville in the Division I girls state soccer playoffs Monday night. After Mandeville missed its first two penalty kicks, Barbe’s Jillian Bech and Kelli Sonnier made their shots. Jena Burkhart and MacKenzie Manuel made… Continue reading →

St. Aug rolls over Rummel for district title

Coming into Monday’s rematch against Rummel, St. Augustine knew execution of its game plan would likely yield the same result as the first time the two teams met — and it nearly did. Caleb Daniels and Devante Jones combined for 41 points to help beat the Raiders 75-45 on Jan. 15, and the Purple… Continue reading →

John Curtis runner breaks meet record at LSU Last Chance Qualifier, then wins heart of his prom date

Advocate staff photo by JOHN OUBRE -- Armand Duplantis won the boys pole vault on Saturday.

Lafayette High School’s Armand “Mondo” Duplantis provided the biggest highlight of the day by setting a national record in the boys pole vault with a mark of 18 feet, ½ inch. But there were plenty of other highlights at the LSU High School Last Chance Qualifier meet held Saturday at LSU’s Carl Maddox Field House. John… Continue reading →

Ben Franklin advances past Cox in boys soccer playoffs; Holy Cross next

Advocate staff photo by RUSTY COSTANZA --  Helen Cox High School's goal keeper, Taher Shalabi, center, saves a goal attempt by Ben Franklin during a playoff match at Ben Franklin in New Orleans, LA, on Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016.  On the left is Cox's Jose Cordora and on the right is Franklin's Oliver Kjellgren.

Ben Franklin started the boys soccer playoffs on a winning note Saturday. The No. 11-seeded Falcons advanced to the second round of the Division II playoffs with a 3-1 win over No. 22 Helen Cox on Saturday at Ben Franklin. “It was a great win,” Falcons coach Jose Ferrand said. “These kids played hard.… Continue reading →

Check out the latest track and field and soccer results and pairings along with the basketball schedules

Track and field LSU Last Chance Qualifier At Carl Maddox Field House Boys Field events High jump: 1, Damon Guidry, Crowley, 6-4. 2, Trymaine Samanie, Thibodaux, 6-2. 3, Brennan Dorsey, Parkview, 6-0. Shot put: 1, Nigel Despinasse, Catholic, 57-2. 2, Kellton Hollins, Zachary, 50-0½. 3, Zechariah Blake, Curtis, 49-11½. Long jump: 1, Christian Miller, Northside, 21-11½. 2, Ja’Juantae… Continue reading →

Brother Martin gets fast break going, runs past Rummel

Brother Martin appeared to have an edge with Bruce Jordan-Swilling and Irving Smith posting near the basket as its game against Rummel unfolded Friday night at Rummel. However, when the Crusaders got their fast break going, they really took control. Between the two options, Brother Martin ran past Rummel 70-53 in a District 9-5A game.… Continue reading →

Lusher advances in boys soccer playoffs with dominating win over NOMMA

The No. 12 seeded Lusher Lions advanced to the second round of the Division III boys soccer playoffs with a dominating 7-0 victory over No. 21 New Orleans Military and Maritime Academy on Friday at Brees Family Field. “These kinds of games are tough,” Lusher coach Daniel Perez said. “You still have to stay disciplined enough to… Continue reading →

Video: Lutcher High alum Dwain Jenkins to be Bulldogs’ new football coach, replacing retiring Tim Detillier

Advocate staff photo by SCOTT THRELKELD ? Dwain Jenkins has been named the Lutcher football coach. Jenkins was the St. James head coach previously.

Whoever said you can never go home again doesn’t know Dwain Jenkins’ story. Jenkins, who led St. James to a Class 3A runner-up finish last fall, is the new football coach at Lutcher. The move to send Jenkins back to his alma mater was announced in a video posted on a St. James Parish School Board site Thursday… Continue reading →

Big second half propels Northlake Christian girls soccer team past St. Thomas Aquinas in Division IV girls playoff game

In a rematch of District 5foes, No. 9-seeded Northlake Christian scored five unanswered goals, including two from senior Maddie Gill in the second half to defeat No. 24 St. Thomas Aquinas 5-1 in a first-round, Division IV girls soccer playoff game Thursday night. Northlake Christian (12-10-2) advances to the regional round to take and will travel… Continue reading →

Private schools, others discuss forming new organization

The immediate takeaway from a Monday meeting that attracted select and nonselect school representatives offered two perspectives. On one hand, guest speaker Paul Rainwater talked about building a new organization for private schools, saying he’ll have the framework ready as soon as May. On the other, there were school representatives who called the meeting an informational… Continue reading →

Mount Carmel spoils John Curtis’ senior night

John Curtis looked to not only improve in the win column, but to give the Patriots two senior players something to celbrate — a victory on senior night. Despite the added motivation to get a win, the Patriots didn’t have enough firepower to stay with the Cubs. Mount Carmel (23-6) never trailed and cruised to… Continue reading →

Dominican girls soccer team edges Baton Rouge High in overtime in first-round playoff game

Eighty minutes was not enough time to settle a first-round girls playoff game between Dominican and Baton Rouge High on Thursday at Pan American Stadium. But 100 minutes were, however, as Marcelle Kepper’s header in overtime gave 11th-seeded Dominican a 1-0 victory over No. 22 seed Baton Rouge High in the first round of the Division… Continue reading →

Rummel star Kristian Fulton signed with LSU on Wednesday — and a family tie made it even more special

Advocate staff photo by A.J. SISCO  -- Archbishop Rummel senior Kristian Fulton, considered the top prospect in Louisiana, signs with LSU during a ceremony Wednesday in Metairie.

Moments after the “L-S-U ... L-S-U” chants died down and the throng of media finished asking Kristian Fulton questions, Michelle Fulton bent down and whispered three words in her son’s left ear. “Greatness begins here,” she said, a reference to a slogan LSU sent Fulton in his offer letter. Fulton, the five-star cornerback from Rummel, smiled.… Continue reading →

Signing day notebook: Arkansas leaves New Orleans with quite a haul: Giovanni LaFrance, Briston Guidry and De’Jon Harris

Advocate staff photo by MATTHEW HINTON--Brother Martin's Irv Smith is stopped just short of the goal line by John Curtis School's Hunter Dale (1) and Dorian Rodrigue (4) in a LHSAA playoff game at Tad Gormley Stadium in New Orleans, La. Friday, Nov. 28, 2014. Brother Martin later scored on the same drive.

Arkansas may have missed out on Rummel cornerback Kristian Fulton, who chose LSU, but the Razorbacks on Wednesday still signed four players from Louisiana. Among the Louisiana players signed was linebacker Giovanni LaFrance of St. Augustine. LaFrance, a three-star player who decommitted from Tulane after Curtis Johnson was fired, chose the Razorbacks over Utah and Louisville.… Continue reading →

Kevin Johnson, bound for Nicholls State, makes a little history as Sophie B. Wright’s first football player to sign

Photo by Sam Spiegelman -- Kevin Johnson of Sophie B. Wright

Kevin Johnson can boast a lot of titles. Quarterback, defensive back, drum major, student-athlete — just to name a few. You can add pioneer to that list now. On Wednesday, Johnson became the first football player from Sophie B. Wright to sign a letter of intent on national signing day in the school’s nine-year existence.… Continue reading →

Nine New Orleans area boys soccer teams earn first-round byes as LHSAA announces playoff pairings

Advocate staff photo by APRIL BUFFINGTON --  St. Paul's Michael Boudreaux, left, and Denham Springs' Cam Hilliard battle for the ball during a Jan. 5 game at Denham Springs.

The New Orleans area had nine boys soccer teams earn first-round byes as the LHSAA announced its playoff pairings Wednesday. The top eight teams in each bracket will receive first-round byes and host second-round matches. Besides the team with first-round byes, 17 other teams will play first-round matches this week. The LHSAA Soccer State Championships will be held… Continue reading →

Ted Lewis: Texas hooked St. Augustine’s D’Andre Christmas-Giles as part of a huge haul on signing day

Advocate staff photo by SHERRI MILLER -- D'Andre Christmas Giles signed with the University of Texas during the signing ceremony at St. Augustine High School in New Orleans on Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2016.

D’Andre Christmas-Giles doesn’t want to take credit for being a trend-setter. But the four-star defensive tackle from St. Augustine High School would like to think that his Tuesday night commitment to Texas at least set the stage for the Longhorns’ flurry of success Wednesday, making them the hottest national story of signing day. “I… Continue reading →

Ursuline moves to 24-5 with victory over Cabrini

Senior night for Ursuline went about as well as it possibly could have gone for three quarters. But The Lions had to fend off a rally before defeating Cabrini 66-57 on Wednesday night to improve to 24-5 on the season. Cabrini dropped to 19-10. “I try to tell my girls that no matter what,… Continue reading →

Check out the New Orleans area prep report: basketball and bowling results, soccer playoff pairings

Boys basketball Brother Martin 64, Shaw 33 Shaw 9 5 11 8 — 33 Brother Martin 8 12 19 25 — 64 Scoring — SHAW: Jones 10, Murdock 7, Bailey 5, Wallace 5, Lehmenn 4, Ridgley 2; BROTHER MARTIN: Smith 17, Jordan-Swilling 10, Swilling 10, Burwell 10, Zamjahn 6, Hughes 6, Stant 3, Aucoin 2. 3-Point Goals — Shaw 3 (Bailey, Murdock, Wallace) Records — Shaw 5-16; Brother Martin 13-10 Bowling… Continue reading →

Country Day guards assert themselves in final quarter to propel Cajuns past Newman

Advocate staff photo by MATTHEW HINTON--Newman's Elbert Thomas shoots against Country Day's Christian Kerut on Tuesday in Metairie.

Country Day trailed entering the fourth quarter of its big District 10-2A game Tuesday against Newman. However, that’s when the Cajuns guards took over. Bouyed by the play of point guard Romin Williams, Michael Corchiani and freshman Kaleb Jenkins and pressure defense, Country Day outscored Newman 20-10 in the fourth in taking a 50-46 victory. It… Continue reading →

Change in gyms, because of wet floor, doesn’t hinder McDonogh 35 in win over Karr

Tuesday night’s game started at Edna Karr and ended at Alice C. Harte Charter School, but it didn’t matter either way for McDonogh 35. Moisture on the court forced the two teams to switch venues midway through the second quarter, but the Roneagles (16-8, 2-0) pulled away late in the fourth quarter to spoil Karr’s senior night… Continue reading →