Late field goal lifts St. Augustine over Shaw

Advocate Photo by KYLE ENCAR --St. Augustine quarterback Justice McCoy (11) scrambles away from Shaw defenders late in the second quarter to keep their drive alive at Tad Gormley Stadium in New Orleans on Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014.

Many words have been used to describe St. Augustine’s kickers throughout the years, but rarely has one of those words ever been clutch. Well, that was until Thursday night at Tad Gormley Stadium. “It’s crazy. Appreico Wiggins has been coming up clutch for us all season,” said Purple Knights wide receiver Tekulve Williams.… Continue reading →

John Curtis runs away from De La Salle 35-0

Advocate staff photo by SHERRI MILLER -- Devon Benn scores a first quarter touchdown at the DeLaSalle vs. John Curtis high school football game at Pan Am Stadium in New Orleans, on Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014.

John Curtis came in ranked No. 1 in The New Orleans Small School Super 10 and will most certainly stay there. The Patriots, ranked No. 2 in the LSWA state poll, blanked De La Salle 35-0 to improve to 7-1 and 3-0 in District 11-3A. Curtis dominated on both sides the ball from kickoff… Continue reading →

Lutcher able to overcome turnovers, take down Belaire

LUTCHER — The Lutcher Bulldogs had no trouble moving the football Thursday night. Holding on to the ball was another story. But despite fumbling the ball away on their first two possessions, three of their first five and a total of six times on the night, Lutcher was able to take a 43-16 victory over… Continue reading →

Video: The New Orleans Advocate High School Football Game of the Week (Landry-Walker vs. Easton)

Advocate staff photo by SCOTT THRELKELD --  The Landry-Walker band prepares for the national anthem before the game against McKinley Friday, Oct. 3, 2014, at Behrman Stadium in New Orleans.

Advocate sportswriter Rod Walker previews the New Orleans Advocate's High School Football Game of the Week (Landry-Walker vs. Warren Easton). Click here to see the video.Continue reading →

Karr surges past McDonogh 35

The McDonogh 35 Roneagles appeared on their way to a season-making victory that also would have dashed the Karr Cougars’ chances for a share of the District 9-4A title. However, the Cougars would have none of that, surging to a 37-19 triumph on Thursday at Behrman Stadium. Karr (5-3, 2-1) will end its season next week… Continue reading →

Friday’s New Orleans area football capsules

District 9-5A Rummel (8-0, 3-0) at Holy Cross (5-3, 1-2), 7:30 p.m., Tad Gormley Last week: Rummel beat Jesuit 10-7; Holy Cross beat St. Augustine 38-20 Last year: Rummel won 28-0 The Buzz: The Raiders are ranked No. 1 in Super 10 and LSWA… Continue reading →

Mt. Carmel beats Country Day to improve to 43-2

Mount Carmel made Senior Night a special one by sweeping Country Day on Thursday afternoon. “It feels great because these girls have been so awesome,” Mount Carmel senior Megan Davenport said after the Cubs’ 25-16, 25-20, 25-16. Mount Carmel finished its regular season 43-2 and did not drop a game over its past seven matches.… Continue reading →

Football scores, schedule

Advocate staff photo by SUSAN POAG-- John Ehret QB no. 1 Caron Baham in the first quarter during a non-district  football game between Brother Martin and John Ehret at Tad Gormley Stadium in New Orleans Saturday, September 13, 2014.

Scores, schedule Thursday’s scores C.E. Byrd 34, Southwood 12 Hamilton Christian 39, Merryville 6 Lafayette Christian 42, Gueydan 0 Lake Arthur 52, Mamou 28 Parkway 57, Haughton 28 Pointe Coupee Cath. 64, No. Central 28 St. Augustine 15, Archbishop Shaw 14 Thibodaux 35, South Lafourche 0 Friday’s games All games start at 7 p.m. unless otherwise listed.… Continue reading →

Volleyball report

Academy of Our Lady 3, Helen Cox 0 Helen Cox 9 11 7 Academy of Our Lady 25 25 25 Team leaders: ACADEMY OF OUR LADY: Jill Chaisson (6 aces), Adde Baldwin (19 kills), Kaylee Dufrene (34 assists), Maya Williams (6 digs). Team records: Academy of Our Lady 30-6, 8-0 Division II, District 8. Spooktacular Tournament At Episcopal of Acadiana Pool A Teurlings Catholic defeats… Continue reading →

Warren Easton’s Deshawn Capers-Smith stands out on, off the field

Advocate staff photo by MATTHEW HINTON-- Warren Easton quarterback Deshawn Capers-Smith has thrown for 2,469 yards and only thrown one interception in 201 attempts.

Everyone at school calls him “Lefty.” It’s a name Deshawn Capers-Smith acquired because his dad’s nickname is also Lefty. Charles Smith is Big Lefty. Deshawn is Lil Lefty. But “Lil Lefty”, unlike his dad, isn’t left-handed. So perhaps “Righty” would suit him better. Afterall,… Continue reading →

Landry-Walker’s two-quarterback system of Li’Jon Cordier, Keytaon Thompson works well together

Keytaon Thompson, Walker-Landry quarterback

Friday night’s highly anticipated game between Warren Easton and Landry-Walker at Behrman Stadium, which will also double as the District 9-4A championship game, will be sold by many as a classic matchup between an unstoppable offense and an immovable defense. It’s hard not to see it that way. Easton (7-1, 2-0) has scored at least 38… Continue reading →

Mandeville defense sparks streak

Starting the season 0-2, including a 48-0 loss at home to Catholic High of Baton Rouge, it looked as though it might be a long season for the Mandeville Skippers. However, behind a stifling defense, the Skippers are riding high on a four-game winning streak and are only a game behind Ponchatoula for the District 6-5A crown… Continue reading →

LHSAA names ex-president Jimmy Anderson interim Executive Director

Photo provided by Musemeche/Flashpix --  Jimmy Anderson

It’s fair to say Jimmy Anderson may have the highest profile three-days-a-week position in Louisiana. The Louisiana High School Athletic Association named Anderson, of Lake Charles, one of the organization’s past presidents, as its interim executive director on Wednesday. Anderson takes on the role vacated when former Executive Director Kenny Henderson and the LHSAA parted ways last… Continue reading →

John Curtis tops Dominican in five-game match

Neither host John Curtis or Dominican could pull away in the first four sets Wednesday, however, the Patriots did in the fifth as they won 25-22, 22-25, 25-22, 25-27, 15-11. After a kill by Layne Estes, Curtis led 11-8 and extended that lead to 12-8 on Carsyn Wallow’s kill. The Patriots (29-6) won by scoring the last… Continue reading →

Notebook: Mount Carmel’s Panos Bountovinas resigns

Photo courtesy of Loupe Photography & Video -- Moutn Carmel basketball champs -- The Mount Carmel Academy varsity basketball team is the 2013 District 9-5A Champions, with a record of 9-1. The team ended its overall season with a record of 21-11. Pictured, front row from left, are Kayla Lehmann, Kristen Nuss, Jennifer Clark, Taylor Berry, Kayla Guillot, Natalie Legendre and Megan Donaldson. Back row, from left: head coach Panos Bountovinas, manager Victoria Duhon, Olivia Lewis, Tori Stanton, Emily Gerrets, Korrine Sauvage, Charvi Khurana, Paige Franckiewicz, Summer Schilling, statistician Sarah Uzee and assistant coach Nikki Bailey.

Mount Carmel will look to defend its Class 5A girls basketball state championship with a new coach. Panos Bountovinas, who was also the athletic director, resigned last week “citing personal reasons,” said Joe Boudoin, who is filling in as athletic director. Bountovinas had served as basketball coach at the school for two years and was named Coach… Continue reading →

Thursday’s Prep Football Capsules

Games at 7 p.m. unless otherwise noted District 9-5A Shaw (4-4, 0-3) at St. Augustine (3-4, 0-3) Place: Tad Gormley Last week: Shaw lost to Brother Martin 36-29; St. Augustine lost to Holy Cross 38-20 Last year: St. Aug won 33-14… Continue reading →

Prep Football Report

Advocate staff photo by RUSTY COSTANZA --  John Curtis running back Myles Washington pushes away East St. John's Ahmani Martin during a  game last month. Curtis plays De La Salle at 3:30 p.m. Thursday at Muss Bertolino.

Week 9 schedule Thursday’s games St. Martin’s at Haynes Academy, 6:30 p.m., Joe Yenni District 11-3A Curtis at De La Salle, 3:30 p.m., Muss Bertolino District 8-5A Cox at West Jefferson,… Continue reading →

Prep report

Swimming Metro Swim League Races in yards West District Championships 50 Freestyle: 1, Emily Rigby, DHS, 26.92. 2, Kathryn Mipro, CABR, 27.34. 3, Jenae Naquin, DHS,… Continue reading →

Mount Carmel basketball coach Panos Bountovinas has resigned citing "personal reasons"

Photo courtesy of Loupe Photography & Video -- Moutn Carmel basketball champs -- The Mount Carmel Academy varsity basketball team is the 2013 District 9-5A Champions, with a record of 9-1. The team ended its overall season with a record of 21-11. Pictured, front row from left, are Kayla Lehmann, Kristen Nuss, Jennifer Clark, Taylor Berry, Kayla Guillot, Natalie Legendre and Megan Donaldson. Back row, from left: head coach Panos Bountovinas, manager Victoria Duhon, Olivia Lewis, Tori Stanton, Emily Gerrets, Korrine Sauvage, Charvi Khurana, Paige Franckiewicz, Summer Schilling, statistician Sarah Uzee and assistant coach Nikki Bailey.

. Mt. Carmel will look to defend its Class 5A girls basketball state championship with a new coach. Panos Bountovinas, who was also the athletic director, resigned last week citing "personal reasons,” according to Joe Boudoin, who is filling in as athletic director. Bountovinas had served as basketball coach at the school for two years… Continue reading →

Ursuline sweeps Lusher on Senior Night

Senior Night went well for Ursuline Academy Tuesday. Not only did they emerge victorious over Lusher in the battle of Lions, but did so in a sweep (25-12, 25-21, 25-22). “That was good,” said Logan Franovich, Ursuline’s only senior. We’re just trying to take it one game at a time, and we’re very proud of how… Continue reading →

Mount Carmel surges past Dominican

Advocate Photo by KYLE ENCAR --Mount Carmel's Marissa Lagasse, left, tries to knock the ball past Dominican blocker Amanda Callia on Tuesday.

Dominican had surges against Mount Carmel on Tuesday evening. However, Mount Carmel had surges of its own as it swept host Dominican, 25-15, 25-16, 25-16. During the third set, Dominican trailed 18-16, however, Mount Carmel ended with a 7-0 scoring run. “That kind of brought our team back and refocused them. We made some final… Continue reading →

A few minutes with … Tyron Johnson

Advocate staff photo by JOHN McCUSKER -- Tyron Johnson of Warren Easton in front of the Superdome.

The Warren Easton senor has caught 53 passes for 1,012 yards and 13 touchdowns this season. The Eagles (7-1), ranked No. 4 in The New Orleans Advocate’s Large School Super 10 and No. 5 in Class 4A, will play Landry-Walker on Friday at Behrman Stadium. What are your thoughts about Friday’s game against Landry-Walker? It’s a big game.… Continue reading →

In the spotlight

Spencer Albright, St. Paul's cross country runner

Cross country Spencer Albright, St. Paul’s Albright, a junior, ran a personal best of 15 minutes, 42 seconds in the 3-mile race at the Rollett Invitational on Oct. 22 in Hammond. Albright led the defending 5A champion Wolves by finishing fourth in the meet. The Wolves’ effort was good enough to beat the John Curtis team for the first… Continue reading →

In the spotlight

Matt Senneff, Mandeville swimmer

Swimming Matt Senneff, Mandeville Senneff, a senior sprinter, won the 50 and 100-yard free freestyle events at the Northlake Swim Regional Championships on Oct. 21 at Cross Gates Athletic Club near Slidell. Senneff won the 50 with a time of 22.49 seconds, and followed with a 50.62 in the 100. The Skippers won the boys and girls team… Continue reading →

Prep report for Tuesday, Oct. 28

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Walker: Defense is getting the job done for John Ehret

Advocate staff photo by MATTHEW HINTON--John Ehret linebacker Michael Divinity and St. Augustine running back Lanard Fournette block each other earlier this season.

It’s probably a good thing Corey Lambert listened to his wife. It was three years ago when Jenny Lambert offered some words of wisdom to her offensive-minded husband, who had just been named head coach at his alma mater, John Ehret. “She told me that you have to be able to have a defense,”… Continue reading →

LSWA Prep Football Polls

Class 5A Rec. Pts. Pvs. 1. Rummel (10) 8-0 120 1 2. Destrehan 8-0 101 2 3. Ponchatoula 8-0 96 3 4. Byrd 8-0 93 4 5. Jesuit 6-2 73 5 6. Catholic-BR 7-1 67 6 7. Brother Martin 7-1 66 7 8. Parkway 6-2 46 8 9. Zachary 7-1 40 9 10. West Monroe 6-2 28 10 Others receiving points: Thibodaux 24, Haughton 12, Acadiana 7, St. Paul’s 4, Barbe 3, Carencro 3, Mandeville 1.… Continue reading →