Walker: Anxious times for those affiliated with LHSAA

Remember those butterflies in your stomach when you were in school and you were called to the principal’s office? You didn’t think you were in trouble, but you weren’t quite sure. Well, that’s probably how coaches in the Louisiana High School Athletic Association will be feeling Thursday and Friday as they head to the… Continue reading →

Salmen’s Kalani Brown to play in McDonald’s All-American Girls game

Advocate staff photo by JOHN OUBRE -- Salmen's Kalani Brown puts up a shot over Mount Carmel's Lauren Bodino during a game in December.

Salmen center Kalani Brown was chosen to play in the 14th annual McDonald’s All-American Girls Basketball Game. The rosters were announced Wednesday for the game that pits the top seniors in the nation. The 6-foot-5 Brown, a Baylor signee, will play for the West squad. She is the fourth Louisiana player to play… Continue reading →

LHSAA executive committee hears reports, approves budget

It was almost all business for the Louisiana High School Athletic Association’s executive committee on Wednesday. There were reports and a budget was approved. Incoming Executive Director Eddie Bonine’s four-year contract was approved along with 2015-16 membership for six schools. A new legal firm was hired. Speculation about split/classification-related proposals and… Continue reading →

Jesuit soccer team blanks Grace King

Advocate staff photo by Rusty Costanza --  Jesuit's Michael Pou, left, kicks the ball through the legs of Grace King's Sammi Chaar on Wednesday  at John Ryan Stadium in Metairie.

The Jesuit soccer team already has clinched a district championship. Grace King is only one win removed from doing the same. On Wednesday night in a nondistrict game, the two Division I stalwarts met in a playoff tuneup. Advantage: Jesuit. The Blue Jays gained early momentum by scoring two first-half goals to defeat the Irish… Continue reading →

McGehee, Sacred Heart tie

McGehee spoiled Sacred Heart’s efforts. Down 2-0, the Hawks rallied, scoring a pair of goals in the final 25 minutes to clinch a 2-2 Division I, District 9 draw at Pan American on Wednesday night. “Lapses of concentration,” Sacred Heart coach Tooraj Badie said. “You just can’t do that. We were winning comfortably at… Continue reading →

In the spotlight: Barrick Roberts, St. Paul’s

Barrick Roberts, St. Paul

Roberts, a senior soccer player, is one of the main reasons the Wolves are undefeated, the top-ranked team in the state and one of the top-ranked teams in the U.S., according to several national polls. He has a team-leading 24 goals and 14 assists, has been selected to the LHSAA All-Star game and was the Max Preps National Player… Continue reading →

Prep report for Wednesday, Jan. 29

Girls basketball Slidell 43, Northshore 17 Northshore 6 5 1 5 — 17 Slidell 10 6 9 18 — 43 Scoring — NORTHSHORE: S. Ogbomah 8, S. Houlemard 5, G. Castenda 2, H. Kessler 1, A. Falls 1; SLIDELL: A. Nikolas 11, L. West 7, J. Thompson 6, C. Harrington 6, K. Cureaux 4, L. Cine 4, J. Kauzlarich 3, C. Boura 2. Records — Northshore 8-15, 0-7… Continue reading →

Salmen's Kalani Brown chosen for McDonald's All-America Game

Salmen's Kalani Brown committed to play basketball at Baylor University.

. Salmen center Kalani Brown was chosen to play in the 14th annual McDonald’s All-American Girls Basketball Game. The rosters were announced on Wednesday for the game that pits the top seniors in the nation.

Uncertainty surrounds LHSAA convention

Advocate photo by VERONICA DOMINACH -- Incoming LHSAA Executive Director Eddie Bonine speaks at a news conference in November.

Questions abound as the Louisiana High School Athletic Association begins its annual convention Wednesday with an executive committee meeting at the Crowne Plaza. The three-day event starts with the 9 a.m. executive meeting and continues through Friday, when principals are scheduled to vote on proposals that could alter the current makeup of the organization.… Continue reading →

Smarting from a home loss to St. Aug, Brother Martin bounces back strong

Advocate staff photo by MATTHEW HINTON--Brother Martin basketball coach Christopher Biehl calls to his players against Rummel on Tuesday night at Brother Martin.

Brother Martin needed to get that nasty taste out of its mouth. After being forced to watch St. Augustine fans rush their court after a loss Friday, the Crusaders (17-6, 2-1) exorcised all their demons with a dominating 73-41 victory over Rummel in a Catholic League matchup at Brother Martin on Tuesday night, the Crusaders’ 17th consecutive… Continue reading →

Jesuit shows signs of jelling vs. Holy Cross

Jesuit’s basketball team continued to show signs of its preseason high expectations with a convincing 62-41 victory against Holy Cross on Tuesday night, but coach Chris Jennings wasn’t quite ready to label it a revival. The victory followed Friday’s road win against Rummel. Just as in Friday’s 23-10 fourth quarter, the Jays dominated Holy Cross 21-10… Continue reading →

Mandeville girls prevail against Covington

In a battle between two of the better teams girls basketball teams in District 6-5A, it was the Mandeville Skippers who defeated Covington 56-50. Mandeville (16-8, 6-2) was led by Elise Reilly’s game-high 18 points. The Skippers also got 13 points from an unlikely source in SaraJane Ladut, who had a season-high. “I can’t really… Continue reading →

Uncertainty surrounds LHSAA convention

Advocate photo by VERONICA DOMINACH -- Incoming LHSAA Executive Director Eddie Bonine speaks at a news conference in November.

Questions abound as the Louisiana High School Athletic Association begins its annual convention Wednesday with an executive committee meeting at the Crowne Plaza. The three-day event starts with the 9 a.m. executive meeting and continues through Friday, when principals are scheduled to vote on proposals that could alter the current makeup of the organization. Incoming LHSAA… Continue reading →

St. Scholastica, Fontainebleau play to 1-1 tie

There is sure to be stiff competition for St. Scholastica and Fontainebleau when the girls soccer playoffs begin. But really, there is no finer practice for the postseason than a late season match in Division I, District 6. That showed Tuesday when perennial powers Fontainebleau and St. Scholastica played to a 1-1 tie at the SSA Sports Complex north… Continue reading →

Prep report

Advocate staff photo by MATTHEW HINTON--Brother Martin's Tre Swilling takes a shot against Archbishop Rummel's Jamar Chase at Brother Martin School in New Orleans, La. Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015.

Bowling Boys Rummel 18, Shaw 9 High series: RUMMEL: Perry Giambrone 611; SHAW: Scott Vedros 636. High game: RUMMEL: Perry Giambrone 172, 236, 203, Jonathan Hart 210, 203, Colin Lefebvre 202, 211, Joe McGowen 215; SHAW: Scott Vedros 216, 226, 194, Cadence Chesterman 229. Girls St. Scholastica, 20 Holden 7 High Game: St. Scholastica: Megan Bounds… Continue reading →

Karr beats Country Day to get back on winning track

Advocate staff photo by Rusty Costanza --  Raekwon Bush shoots a basket with Country Day's Walker Bright defending  during a game at Country Day on Monday, January 26, 2015

Edna Karr made the trip from the Westbank to Metairie on Monday night looking to remove the sour taste from the past three days. A double-overtime loss to rival Landry-Walker on Friday was followed by a loss to Port Allen on Saturday in the Hall of Fame Classic in Baton Rouge. Karr got back… Continue reading →

McDonogh 35 dismantles John Curtis 90-53

McDonogh 35 coach Kevin Sanders challenged his team to limit John Curtis’ fast-paced offense. His team responded with its most complete team effort of the season in dismantling the Patriots 90-53 in a nondistrict game on Monday night. “My team responded really well and we shot the ball like I knew we could,” Sanders said. “I… Continue reading →

Danayea Charles takes over as Helen Cox beats Mount Carmel

Behind Danayea Charles’ game-high 29 points and a strong second half, Helen Cox’s girls basketball team defeated Mount Carmel 66-57 on Monday night in Harvey. Helen Cox (20-5) is ranked eighth and Mount Carmel (19-7) is sixth in The New Orleans Advocate’s Super 10 poll. Bre Burras and Tyrionne Martin both added 13 points for the… Continue reading →

The New Orleans Advocate Super 10 basketball rankings

Advocate staff photo by SCOTT THRELKELD --  Riverside basketball coach Timmy Byrd yells instructions to his players during the first half against Salmen Friday, Jan. 23, 2015, at Salmen.

Boys 1. Riverside Academy (14-4) LAST WEEK: 1 THE BUZZ: Rebs could get second shot at Montverde (Florida) this week in Montverde tourney. 2. St. Augustine (18-4) LAST WEEK: 4 THE BUZZ: Purple Knights run Catholic League winning… Continue reading →

In the spotlight ... Kai Morgan and Shaniqua Tobias

Kai Morgan John Curtis Morgan, a 6-foot-2 sophomore guard, scored 32 points on 10-of-20 shooting to lead the Patriots to a 93-91 overtime victory over De La Salle in a key District 11-3A game. He made three free throws with no time left to give the Patriots the win. He also had three rebounds and three… Continue reading →

Walker: Tyron Johnson advises recruits to take it slow

Advocate photo by KYLE ENCAR --Hahnville wide receiver Brandon Singleton tries to break away from Destrehan defensive back Austin Dickerson in an October game. Singleton was was to visit California nthis weekend.

“Take your time.” That’s free advice from Warren Easton wide receiver Tyron Johnson, who gave that three-word answer when asked the one thing he would tell someone going through the recruiting process. He knows perhaps better than any of you. Think about all the letters, phone calls and text messages you have received… Continue reading →

Rummel defensive lineman Tyrell Jacobs commits to Missouri

Advocate staff photo by Rusty Costanza --   Rummel's Tyrell Jacobs, left, and Corey Harris team up to tackle Jesuit's Charles Jackson last season.

Rummel senior defensive lineman Tyrell Jacobs committed to Missouri on Saturday during his official visit to the school. “It just felt like family here,” he said. “The players here love it, and I love the coaches. I was going to wait until signing day to decide, but when you find the right place, you… Continue reading →

Goal right before halftime big momentum-builder as Jesuit downs Brother 2-1

Advocate staff photo by Rusty Costanza --  Jesuit's Jack LaForge, left, and Patrick LaCour celebrate Laforge's goal against Brother Martin on Saturday.

Jesuit’s soccer team defeated Brother Martin 2-1, and it was the first goal that started a momentum swing toward the Blue Jays on Saturday at Farley Field. With the win, Jesuit (15-4-2, 7-0-1 Division I, District 9) won the regular-season title. With a minute left in the first half, Chase Rushing dribbled around the… Continue reading →

Top two power rankings matchup: Mount Carmel trims St. Joseph’s

Advocate staff photo by Rusty Costanza --  Mount Carmel's Emily Dares heads a ball past St. Joseph's Sarah Town on Saturday at Pan American Stadium.

Stoppage time decided the LHSAA girls Division I power rankings No. 1-versus-No. 2 showdown at Pan American Stadium on Saturday. Awarded a free kick, top-seeded Mount Carmel lined up defender Kat Dehoog from 37 yards out. Dehoog lifted her hand, inched forward and launched the ball. The ball dipped into the back of the net over… Continue reading →

Sacred Heart tops Ursuline

The Ursuline and Sacred Heart girls soccer teams stepped outside of their divisions Saturday morning in a tuneup for the upcoming high school playoffs, where both teams could do well. It was Division III stalwart Sacred Heart that got the upper hand of Division II standout Ursuline. The Cardinals won the closely contested match 1-0 at New… Continue reading →

Country Day tops McKinley; Edna Karr falls

Country Day basketball coach Mike McGuire doesn’t mind climbing a few mountains during the regular season in order for his team to reach Class 1A’s summit in the postseason. The Cajuns, with four games against Class 4A-5A competition to their credit, added another upper-level challenge Saturday with several more on the horizon. J.C. Younger scored a… Continue reading →

Brother Martin wrestling rolls to the title at Live Oak Duals

WATSON — In Brother Martin coach Robert Dauterive’s mind, six matches were crucial at Saturday’s Live Oak Duals. Though other big-name schools in the 16-team field gave some of their starters a weekend off, Dauterive brought his full Crusaders lineup to sew up a few seedings in those six matches in advance of the state… Continue reading →

Sprinter Edward Davis, Karr ride roller coaster

Advocate staff photo by HEATHER MCCLELLAND --  John Curtis' Monae Lewis takes first in the 60-meter hurdles at the LSU Indoor High School Qualifier Meet on Saturday at  LSU's Carl Maddox Field House.

Edna Karr sprinter Edward Davis shook his head and started to walk off the infield when the first numbers of the 60-meter dash final flashed up on the official clock. He thought it was the third time that day he missed out on a top-place finish at the LSU Indoor High School Qualifier Meet — this time,… Continue reading →

track and field: LSU High School Indoor Qualifier

Boys Field Events Pole vault: 1, Armand Duplantis, Lafayette, 16-04. 2, Kyle Baudoin, Walker, 16-04. 3, Austin Schott, Jesuit, 14-00. Triple jump: 1, Ryan Theyard, Lusher, 44-05.75. 2, Jace Attuso, Catholic High, 43-02. 3, Ke’Andre Jones, Opelousas, 43-00. High jump: 1, James Willingham, Pineville, 6-6. 2, Austin Walker, West Monroe, 6-4. 3, Damon Guidry Crowley, 6-4. Shot put: 1,… Continue reading →

Basketball schedule

Monday Girls Ursuline at East Jefferson Carver at Sci Academy (Joe Brown) Warren Easton at Riverdale McMain at Lusher Haynes Academy at St. Charles Higgins at Bonnabel Cabrini at Ben Franklin McGehee at DeLaSalle Mount Carmel at Helen Cox Chalmette at Grace… Continue reading →