LHSAA state swimming Division I: Catholic edges Jesuit, St. Joseph’s rules girls

Photo  by Roderick AndersonRummel's Thomas Vanderbrok wins the 200-yard individual medley at the LHSAA Division I state swimming championships Saturday in Sulphur.

SULPHUR — Jesuit had the perfect approach and made the first big move by beating Catholic High in the 200-yard medley relay. The Blue Jays held a slim lead on the Bears for a portion of the Division I finals that concluded the Allstate Sugar Bowl/Louisiana High School Athletic Association Sugar Bowl State Swim meet… Continue reading →

State swimming results

Division I Boys Team totals: 1, Catholic-BR 416. 2, Jesuit 388. 3, Mandeville 225. 4, Hahnville 169. 5, St. Paul’s 150. 6, Northshore 137. 7, Barbe 105. 8, Fontainebleau 86. 9, Lafayette 69. 10, Slidell 66. 11, Destrehan 59. 12, Zachary 48. 13, Rummel 42. 14, C.E. Byrd 41. 15, Brother Martin 31. 16, Sulphur 28.… Continue reading →

Katie Kampen leads East to win in All-Star volleyball game

Mount Carmel's Katie Kampen.

Mount Carmel Academy’s Katie Kampen will end her senior volleyball season with one more honor. While Kampen was part of last week’s Division I state championship team, she was named Miss Louisiana at the Louisiana High School Coaches Association East-West All-Star game on Saturday at Newman’s Fitzgerald-Skertich Arena. Kampen led the East to a 25-22, 25-21,… Continue reading →

Rummel grinds out win over Teurlings Catholic

Advocate staff photo by Rusty Costanza -- Archbishop Rummel High School's Kristian Fulton, grabs a hold of Teurlings Catholic's Noah Harris during a state quarterfinal playoff game at Joe Yenni Stadium in Metairie.

Teurlings Catholic coach Sonny Charpentier looked back on his team’s 28-20 playoff loss Saturday and contemplated his team’s “missed opportunities ... that turnover,” and those “men up front” of victorious Rummel. Rummel scored the first half’s only touchdown of Saturday’s Division I select second-round game at Joe Yenni Stadium in Metairie. The Raiders stopped Teurlings after it… Continue reading →

Madeleine Rawls helps St. Scholastica to fourth straight state swimming title

SULPHUR — St. Scholastica senior Madeleine Rawls beamed after her team won the Allstate Sugar Bowl/LHSAA Division II state swimming championship Saturday. Rawls clutched her Swimmer of the Meet award close to her chest and said she was capable of breaking down at any moment. And why not? Rawls won… Continue reading →

John Curtis defense shines in win

Advocate Photo by VERONICA DOMINACH -- John Curtis' Santos Moreira is tackled by Evangel's Josh Walker in a select Division I quarterfinal playoff game Friday at  Hoss Memtsas Stadium.

The 16 seniors on the John Curtis roster are two wins away from a fourth consecutive title. On Friday night, those seniors added another stellar accomplishment to their four-year reign of dominance. They never lost to rival Evangel Christian. Curtis, boosted by a stellar defensive outing, ended Evangel’s season for a fourth… Continue reading →

Brother Martin edges Catholic

Advocate staff photo by JOHN OUBRE -- Brother Martin quarterback Jake Broggi is stopped by Catholic High defenders , from left, John Connolly, Trevell Johnson and Chase Priest as he trys to run out of the pocket on Friday at Memorial stadium.

Brother Martin stopped Derrius Guice on a two-point conversion try with no time remaining, and the Crusaders held on to defeat Catholic High 25-23 in Division I playoff action Friday night at Memorial Stadium. Brother Martin’s Jared West and Bruce Jordan-Swilling both rushed for more than 100 yards. Jordan-Swilling ran for 127 and two scores while West… Continue reading →

Jesuit topples St. Thomas More

Advocate Photo by BRAD KEMP Jesuit  defensive back Jakirai Wiley (4) tries to bring down St. Thomas More running back Deuce Wallace (2) during their play off game  Friday Nov. 21, 2014 in Lafayette, La.

When Jesuit needed a big drive in the final minutes, the Blue Jays knew where to turn. Charles Jackson and Chris Mills had provided the one-two punch all night, and they did again in the Jays’ most important drive of the season. Their power running helped Jesuit go 80 yards in nine plays, and Hunter Robert… Continue reading →

Destrehan’s fast start dispatches East St. John

Advocate staff photo by SHERRI MILLER -- Destrehan wide receiver, Kirk Merritt, runs the ball for a first down in the second quarter at the East St. John vs Destrehan football game in Reserve on Friday, Nov. 21, 2014.

There was no need for a second half comeback by Destrehan this time against East St. John. Destrehan got off to a fast start and never looked back in a 68-14 regional-round victory over East St. John on Friday night at Joe Keller Stadium in Reserve. Destrehan (12-0), fourth-seeded in Class 5A, now advances to the state… Continue reading →

Quick strikes propel Landry-Walker 46-7

Landry-Walker didn’t get off to a good start against LaGrange in the team’s Class 4A regional playoff game Friday at Behrman Stadium. However, Keytaon Thompson quickly put an end to the Charging Buccaneers’ doldrums. Starting with a spectacular second quarter, Thompson rushed for three touchdowns and passed for two, leading Landry-Walker to a 46-7 victory. “We… Continue reading →

Big third quarter propels Franklinton victory

The Franklinton Demons scored four third-quarter touchdowns en route to a 36-14 victory over the Rayne Wolves in a regional-round Class 4A game Friday at Franklinton. Franklinton (11-1) will be home against Landry-Walker next week in the quarterfinals. Rayne finishes its season 9-3. Franklinton gained 253 of its 386 yards in the decisive third quarter.… Continue reading →

Catholic-New Iberia cruises past Northlake Christian

New Iberia – Top-seeded Catholic-New Iberia cruised into the Division III state semifinals with a 55-14 victory over Northlake Christian on Friday night. The win is Catholic-New Iberia’s 11th straight. In their past three games, the Panthers have outscored their opponents 166-26. “Hats of to (Northlake Christian),” Catholic-New Iberia coach Brent Indest… Continue reading →

Garrett Hable-led Benton beats East Jefferson

Advocate staff photo by ELIOT KAMENITZ--East Jefferson's Leonard Lebranch puts the stop on Benton High School quarterback Garrett in the first quarter at Joseph Yenni Stadium in Metairie, La. Friday, Nov. 21, 2014.

Benton knew that it would almost take every play in their playbook to travel five hours and take down the defending Class 4A champions on their home field. The Tigers (10-2) used that approach, along with a flawless second-half performance from freshman quarterback Garrett Hable, to take down the reigning champs 31-19 at Joe Yenni Stadium on… Continue reading →

Late surge boosts West Monroe

Advocate staff photo by SCOTT THRELKELD -- Covington's Cordara Laurant, left, looks for room against West Monroe's Sawyer Passman during the first quarter of a playoff game Friday, Nov. 21, 2014, at Covington.

Playing without their leading rusher and with their second-leading rusher less than 100-percent, the Covington Lions were still leading West Monroe 7-3 midway through the third quarter. However, the physicality of the Rebels took over in the fourth quarter as West Monroe scored 21 unanswered points en route to a 24-7 win over Covington in the second… Continue reading →

Roundup: St. Charles Catholic blanks De La Salle in rematch

Thanks to a stout defensive effort, St. Charles Catholic won its rematch against De Le Salle on Friday night, winning 24-0 in the quarterfinal round of the Division II playoffs. Junior Justin Loupe carried the load for the Comets (10-2), finishing with 73 yards on 16 carries. “It was a great effort by our team and I think… Continue reading →

St. Scholastica fares well in swimming prelims

SULPHUR — Defending girls champion St. Scholastica fared well in the Division II session that opened Friday’s preliminary sessions at the Allstate Sugar Bowl/Louisiana High School Athletic Association State Swim meet. Jesuit had just one individual with a top entry mark, but the Blue Jays and Mandeville High positioned themselves to contend for top honors… Continue reading →

Prep report for Friday, Nov. 22

Pairings, results Louisiana High School Athletic Association football playoff pairings. Seedings listed in parentheses. Regular-season records listed after school name. Game times 7 p.m. unless otherwise listed. Nonselect schools Class 5A Regional round C.E. Byrd 37, East Ascension 20 West Monroe 24, Covington 7 Hahnville 28, Haughton 14 Destrehan 68, East St. John 14 Zachary 35, Denham Springs 10… Continue reading →

Notre Dame routs E.D. White

It wasn’t a flashy game plan; it wasn’t a balanced game plan, but it was an effective game plan. Notre Dame passed the ball just eight times Friday against E.D. White for 90 yards. The Pioneers ran the ball 39 times for 364 yards, including more than 100 yards a piece from Damon… Continue reading →

Scotlandville surges past Thibodaux

An explosive first half is all Scotlandville needed in a 27-15 victory against Thibodaux in the second round of the Class 5A playoffs on Friday night. One thing was for certain early: Scotlandville was more than prepared to defend its home turf. The Hornets, led by sophomore southpaw quarterback Levi Lewis, began their opening possession on… Continue reading →

West St. John blanks Varnado and honors fallen coach

The people of tiny River Parishes community of Edgard did what they do Friday night. They came to Rudy Divault Stadium to root on the West St. John Rams in their Class 1A regional playoff game against Varnado. They cheered every big play and every touchdown (and there were many). And they gathered on the field… Continue reading →

Saturday’s football capsule

Advocate staff photo by HILARY SCHEINUK -- Rummel quarterback Chase Fourcade has passed for 1,463 yards and 13 touchdowns going into Saturday's select Division I playoff game against Teurlings Catholic.

Division I Raiders, ranked No. 10 nationally by USA Today, earned a first-round bye and enter riding a 16-game winning streak. Teurlings, a 4A school playing up in classification, beat Holy Cross 45-21 in… Continue reading →

Photos: New Orleans prep football

Advocate staff photo by ELIOT KAMENITZ-- Benton High School quarterback scrambles for a first down as he is chased by East Jefferson's Patrick Lebranch at Joseph Yenni Stadium in Metairie, La. Friday, Nov. 21, 2014.

Images from New Orleans area prep football on Friday Nov. 20, 2014.… Continue reading →

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Advocate staff photo by BRAD BOWIE --U-High quarterback Manny Miles runs the ball against Teurlings last month.

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SportsNola.com live stream: Destrehan vs. East St. John, Friday at 7 p.m.

Advocate staff photo by SHERRI MILLER -- during the Destrehan vs. East St. John high school football game at Wildcat Stadium in Destrehan on Friday, Nov. 7, 2014.

Two weeks ago Destrehan defeated River Parishes rival East St. John 28-14 to increase its record to 9-0. The teams play in a rematch on Friday with the winner advancing in the playoffs and the loser going home for the rest of the season. Click here to watch the game on the SportsNola.com live stream of… Continue reading →

Live results from the LHSAA State Swim Meet

Allstate Sugar Bowl/Louisiana High School Athletic Association State Swim meet. Preliminaries at SPAR Aquatic Center-Sulphur Division I Catholic High’s Colin Bone broke Division I and composite/all divisions records in the boys 100-yard freestyle Friday night to help highlight Division I preliminary heats at the Allstate Sugar Bow/Louisiana High School Athletic Association State… Continue reading →

Brother Martin, Catholic to tangle

Advocate staff photo by ANGELA MAJOR -- Brother Martin's quarterback Jake Broggi eyes the field Friday, Sept. 26, 2014, during their game at East Ascension High School.

In one of the top matchups of Friday night’s playoffs, Brother Martin visits Catholic High in a Division I select football playoff game. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m. at Memorial Stadium in Baton Rouge. Brother Martin (9-2) is coming off a record-setting 63-21 win over Shaw in the first round, while Catholic (9-1) had a… Continue reading →

District rivals Destrehan, East St. John face off again

Advocate staff photo by SHERRI MILLERDestrehan's Will Matthews is brought down by East St. John's JB Stewart in on Nov. 7 in Destrehan.

Destrehan and East St. John meet Friday night in a River Parishes rematch of two weeks ago. This time the stakes are even higher. The winner will earn a berth in the Class 5A state quarterfinals. Kickoff is 7 p.m. at Joe Keller Stadium in Reserve. The two Wildcats squads, both from District 7-5A, faced off in the… Continue reading →

West St. John coach Juan Joseph remembered as prankster, peacemaker

Advocate staff photo by CATHERINE THRELKELDWest St. John coach Robert Valdez, left, and Lutcher coach Tim Detillier watch players during the scrimmage between Lutcher and West St. John on Aug. 22, 2013,  in Lutcher.

West St. John football coach Robert Valdez needed to talk Wednesday. His heart was too full. “But if you had called me Monday, it would have been a different story,” he said. Monday was the day Valdez, the sixth year coach of the Rams, had to meet with his players in the morning to tell them… Continue reading →

St. Charles-De La Salle rematch has more at stake

Advocate staff photo by ELIOT KAMENITZDe La Salle's  Victor Gaines scrambles for a first down as he is chased by St. Charles Catholic's Eric Lewis (4) and Justin Ory on Oct. 17 at Pan Am Stadium  in New Orleans.

The last time these two teams met, St. Charles Catholic bested District 11-3A rival De La Salle during the final minutes of a 28-21 win during Week 7 of the regular season. Austin Weber connected with Brady Becker from 41 yards out for the go-ahead touchdown with 6:15 left and the Comets defense halted De La Salle’s… Continue reading →