The Panthers were led by senior center Will Claiborne, for whom the Bulldogs had no answer. Claiborne muscled his way to a game-high 21 points and had nine rebounds, seven blocks, two assists, and two steals. Claiiborne was the main reason Northshore… Continue reading →

Northshore boys top Fontainebleau, win Lakeshore Thanksgiving Tournament

The Northshore boys basketball team used its decided height advantage over Fontainebleau to clinch the Lakeshore Thanksgiving Tournament on Wednesday. The Panthers were led by senior center Will Claiborne, for whom the Bulldogs had no answer. Claiborne muscled his way to a game-high 21 points. He also added nine rebounds, seven blocks, two assists and two steals.… Continue reading →

Walker: Rummel-Jesuit Part 2 tops marquee games

Advocate staff photo by Rusty Costanza --  Jesuit's Charles Jackson is tackled by Rummel's Tyrell Jacobs (98) and Corey Harris (2)  in the team's regular-season matchup, a 10-7 Raiders win, last month.

It’ll be Black Friday, so get there early to beat the crowds. No, I’m not talking about your favorite shopping spot. I’m referring to all the football stadiums that have heavyweight playoff matchups featuring local teams. The Black Friday schedule has plenty of big-time games on tap. Hahnville at Destrehan.… Continue reading →

Mandeville faces big hurdle in Acadiana

Advocate staff photo by SCOTT THRELKELD --  Mandeville's Korce Hollins (2) and Ian Braun (26) break up a pass intended for Slidell's Lionel Craig (22) during the first quarter Friday, Nov. 14, 2014, at Mandeville.

The Mandeville Skippers have the chance to earn their third trip to the Class 5A state semifinals in three years. Who’s standing in their way? Defending state champion Acadiana. The Skippers (9-3) and Rams (8-4) are set to tangle Friday night in Mandeville with the winner taking on the Scotlandville-Zachary winner in the semifinals.… Continue reading →

Bill Stubbs’ faith in his Riverside team doesn’t waver

Advocate photo by KYLE ENCAR --Riverside running back Brandon Sanders leaps over Newman defensive back Cy Winsberg for a touchdown in a game last month.

When his quarterback walked into the locker room in the summer and announced to the Riverside Academy football team that he was leaving, Bill Stubbs was sorely disappointed. Stubbs and junior-to-be Deuce Wallace had grown close the past two seasons, and the coach had come to count on the phenom’s athleticism and leadership skills. But the fact… Continue reading →

Pre report for Wednesday, Nov. 26

Football playoffs Louisiana High School Athletic Association football playoff pairings and results. Seedings listed in parentheses. Nonselect schools Class 5A Quarterfinals (1) C.E. Byrd (12-0) at (9) West Monroe (10-2) (5) Hahnville (8-3) at (4) Destrehan (12-0) (22) Scotlandville (9-3) at (3) Zachary (11-1) (15) Acadiana (8-4) at (10) Mandeville (9-3) Class 4A Quarterfinals… Continue reading →

Cyril Crutchfield out as St. Aug coach, according to a SportsNola.com report

Advocate staff photo by SCOTT THRELKELD --   Cyril Crutchfield has a 22-12 record in three seasons as St. Augustine's head coach, including 4-6 this season.

Cyril Crutchfield will not be retained as football coach at St. Augustine High School, according to a report by SportsNola.com. Crutchfield spent the past three seasons as head coach of the Purple Knights, compiling a 22-12 record. Crutchfield couldn’t be reached for comment Tuesday. St. Aug finished 4-6 this season (1-4 in District 9-5A,… Continue reading →

A few minutes with ... Jared West

Advocate Photo by KYLE ENCAR --Brother Martin running back Jared West tries to outruns St. Aug's Shelby Lavergne (left) and Theron Williams in a game last month.

West, a senior at Brother Martin, has rushed 252 times for 1,618 yards and 20 touchdowns. The Crusaders (10-2) play John Curtis at 7 p.m. on Friday at Tad Gormley Stadium in the Division I select playoffs. What’s it like to be practicing football during the week of Thanksgiving? It’s great. It’s like a dream come true, honestly.… Continue reading →

Mount Carmel beats John Curtis

John Curtis might have defeated Mount Carmel for last year’s Dominican Thanksgiving Classic title, but Tuesday it was the Cubs who won 58-41. Mount Carmel will play the Dominican-Cabrini winner at 10 a.m. Wednesday. The winner from that game will play Destrehan at 1:45 p.m. Wednesday in the championship game. The Wildcats defeated Thibodaux 58-44. “The… Continue reading →

Cabrini closes strong to down Dominican

Cabrini defeated Dominican 47-33 Tuesday night in the first game in the winners bracket of Dominican’s Thanksgiving Classic tournament. “Today wasn’t 32 minutes of hard basketball,” said Cabrini coach Nancy Walsh. “But we finished strong, which is good for us.” Cabrini senior guard Erin Temple led the way with 14 points, shooting the… Continue reading →

Pearl River downs Pope John Paul after slow start

When the Pope John Paul II boys basketball team opened a 17-point lead in the first quarter of the Lakeshore Thanksgiving Classic, it appeared the game would be a rout. It was, but as it turned out, it was the Jaguars who were on the wrong side of the final score. Pearl River was outscored 20-3… Continue reading →

Prep report for Tuesday, Nov. 25

Football playoffs Louisiana High School Athletic Association football playoff pairings and results. Seedings listed in parentheses. Nonselect schools Class 5A Quarterfinals (1) C.E. Byrd (12-0) at (9) West Monroe (10-2) (5) Hahnville (8-3) at (4) Destrehan (12-0) (22) Scotlandville (9-3) at (3) Zachary (11-1) (15) Acadiana (8-4) at (10) Mandeville (9-3) Class 4A Quarterfinals… Continue reading →

Walker: It’s an all-504 affair in Division I Final Four

Advocate staff photo by Rusty Costanza -- Teurlings Catholic's Michael Bourdreaux upends Archbishop Rummel High School's Maurice Bailey during a state quarterfinal playoff game at Joe Yenni Stadium in Metairie.

Remember back before the season started when everyone was talking about how cool it would be to see two New Orleans teams battling it out in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome for the Division I state title? That was right after John Curtis decided to move up in classification and compete with the big boys.… Continue reading →

Slidell tops Chalmette in season opener

Four Slidell players finished in double-digits as the Tigers defeated Chalmette 53-46 in the first round of the Lakeshore Thanksgiving Classic on Monday. The season opener for Slidell (1-0), Marc Merriman led the Tigers with 12 points and Thaddeus Parker, John-Paul Fugate and Reuben Cousin all had 10 points apiece in the win. “I thought our team was… Continue reading →

Cara Ursin’s return lifts Destrehan over Ursuline

When Cara Ursin left the game midway through the third quarter, it appeared Ursuline Academy had an opportunity to pull off one of the season’s earliest upsets. But Destrehan’s sophomore sensation came back right before the end of the third quarter and was a major reason the Wildcats (1-0) were able to defeat Ursuline (2-1) 60-52 in the… Continue reading →

St. Michael rallies over Mandeville in tourney

DENHAM SPRINGS — St. Michael the Archangel rallied from an 11-point second half deficit to post a 46-45 win over Mandeville on Monday night to highlight first day action at the Grady Hornsby Thanksgiving Classic. East Ascension opened the tournament with a 54-31 win over Hammond. Lutcher followed with a lopsided 73-29 win over Holden,… Continue reading →

IN THE SPOTLIGHT

Keytaon Thompson, Walker-Landry quarterback

Keytaon Thompson, Landry-Walker Thompson, a 6-foot-2, sophomore, rushed for three touchdowns and passed for two in Landry-Walker’s 46-7 victory over LaGrange in the Class 4A playoffs. Thompson completed 6 of 8 passes for 149 yards and rushed 12 times for 90 yards. “He had some big running plays, and I thought he threw the ball… 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 had… Continue reading →

Walker: Taylor Fourcade providing inspiration for Rummel

Advocate staff photo by Rusty Costanza -- Taylor Fourcade, center, watches as his brother, Rummel quarterback Chase Fourcade, takes some pre-game snaps before a state quarterfinal playoff game against Teurlings Catholic at Joe Yenni Stadium in Metairie.

Taylor Fourcade never got a chance to score a touchdown like his younger brother Chase, Rummel’s junior quarterback. He never got the opportunity to see what it feels like to sack a quarterback like his father Keith did back in the day at Shaw and later at Ole Miss. And he never got to… Continue reading →

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… Continue reading →

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

St. Scholastica's Madeline Rawls won the 50-yard (24.53 seconds) and 100-yard freestyle (53.28 seconds) on Saturday at the LHSAA Division II state swimming championships in Sulphur.

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 →

Football playoff report

LHSAA football playoff scores and pairings. Seedings listed in parentheses. 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 Scotlandville 27, Thibodaux 15 Mandeville 24, Barbe 21 Acadiana 38, Ponchatoula 28 Quarterfinals (1) C.E. Byrd… 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. 17,… 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 →

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 →