3 St. Louis Catholic Saints Sign Letters of Intent

3 St. Louis Catholic Saints Sign Letters of Intent

Three St. Louis Catholic seniors signed national letters of intent to continue their athletic careers at the collegiate level Wednesday in a schoolwide ceremony in the Commons.

Gus Milligan signed with LSU baseball, Madison Guillory with Louisiana College softball and Alex Yokubaitis with Oklahoma State wrestling in front of family, friends and classmates as the 2019 early signing period began today.

Yokubaitis described the signing as “incredible.”

“I’ve put in a lot of hard work in wrestling, and my coaches made that possible for me,” said Yokubaitis, a three-time state champion at St. Louis Catholic.  “I chose Oklahoma State because they have coach John Smith who’s one of the greatest coaches ever and one of the greatest wrestlers ever, and I love the way the school is in general. It’s great to know that those are the kind of people who are going to make me a better wrestler over the next four years.”

Milligan said LSU was his top choice throughout the recruiting process, and he’s excited to play outfield at the school where his mother attended and his older sister also attends.

“To be able to play baseball at the next level is just a blessing in itself,” Milligan said. “I love the campus, I love the school … Coach (Paul) Mainieri is a great guy, Nolan Cain, all the coaching staff there is great, and the facilities there are unreal.

“I’m grateful we’ve gotten Coach Matt (Fontenot) back here at St. Louis, and our whole coaching staff is doing everything in their power to help us prepare for the next level.”

Guillory said she is excited for her senior season at St. Louis Catholic under new coach Adison Giambrone that will help solidify her prepare for Louisiana College.  Guillory plays corner, middle infield and outfield for the Lady Saints.

“Softball at St. Louis Catholic is a great experience because we’re not really known for softball, so we when we play those higher-level teams, it really prepared me for the college world,” Guillory said.  “We’re very excited to play with (Giambrone) and let her coach us and have that new experience.”

St. Louis Catholic Wrestling Opens 2019-20 Season Strong

St. Louis Catholic Wrestling Opens 2019-20 Season Strong

Alex Yokubaitis & Coach Terry Gage

The St. Louis Catholic wrestling team started its season at the St. Michael Warrior Open by placing three wrestlers among the top four finishers, including senior Alex Yokubaitis as the Most Outstanding Wrestler of the Tournament.

Bud McMichael & Keyshawn Jones at the Warrior Open

Yokubaitis placed 1st Saturday, Nov. 9, in Baton Rouge, and fellow Saints seniors Bud McMichael and Keyshawn Jones followed in 3rd place and 4th place, respectively.  St. Louis Catholic, coached by Terry Gage, finished as state runner-up in 2019 after winning its first ever state championship in 2018.

View the Saints’ upcoming wrestling schedule below (home meets are in bold).  The 2020 state tournament is Feb. 14-15 in Shreveport.

Saturday, Nov. 16 – Lakeshore Open, Lakeshore High School (Mandeville)
Saturday, Nov. 23 – Acadiana Dual Tournament (Lafayette)
Wednesday, Dec. 4 – Dual vs. South Beau @ SLCHS
Saturday, Dec. 7 – Jennings & McCory Dual Tournament (Rayne)
Wednesday, Dec. 11 – Dual vs. Teurlings @ SLCHS
Saturday, Dec. 14 – Jacob McMillan Invitational (Lafayette)
Saturday, Dec. 21 – Sam Houston Dual Tournament (Moss Bluff)
Friday/Saturday, Dec. 27/28 – Deep South Bayou Duals (Gonzales)
Saturday, Jan. 4 – Tournament (TBD)
Thursday, Jan. 9 – Dual vs. Basile @ SLCHS
Saturday, Jan. 11 – Brusly D3 Tournament (Brusly)
Wednesday, Jan. 15 – Dual vs Rayne @ SLCHS *Senior Night*
Friday/Saturday, Jan. 17/18 – La Classic Tournament (Gonzales)
Saturday, Jan. 18 – Rayne Tournament (Rayne)
Wednesday, Jan. 22 – Dual @ North Vermilion
Friday/Saturday, Jan. 24/25 – Ken Cole Tournament (Lafayette)
Wednesday, Jan. 29 – Carencro Dual (Carencro)
Saturday, Feb. 1 – Southwest Shootout (Sulphur)
Thursday, Feb. 13 – Depart for State Tournament
Friday/Saturday, Feb. 14/15 – State Tournament (Shreveport)

St. Louis Catholic Football to Host First Playoff Game Since 2010

On Friday, Nov. 15, St. Louis Catholic will play its first home playoff football game in nine years.  The No. 5-seeded Saints host No. 12 St. Michael the Archangel at Cougar Stadium at 7 p.m. after St. Louis Catholic clinched a share of the District 4-3A title with a 38-12 victory against Iowa on Senior Night.

“It feels great getting the share of that title,” Saints head coach Chad Lavergne said to the American Press Nov. 8. “We felt like if we could play a good solid four quarters and get some momentum to carry into the playoffs, that was important, and I think we did that tonight.”

View the Division II playoff bracket here.  If the Saints defeat St. Michael at home, they will advance either to host No. 13 Thomas Jefferson or travel to No. 4 Loyola Prep in the quarterfinals.

PLAYOFF TICKET INFORMATION:

Tickets are $10 each.  NOTE – Century Club cards, student IDs & faculty IDs are NOT accepted for playoff games.

Grandparents Day 2019 Parking Updates and Schedule

Grandparents Day 2019 Parking Updates and Schedule

The following is a letter to St. Louis Catholic families distributed by email Thursday, Nov. 7, from Mia Orgeron:

We are so excited to welcome our grandparents and veterans to campus tomorrow (Friday, Nov. 8).  The celebration of these ‘Saints among us’ begins at 12:30 p.m.

As you may know, our parking presents some challenges as we have more than 300 drivers on campus and are welcoming close to 600 visitors. To accommodate our guests, we are asking that students be dropped off to school or carpool with a friend to free up parking spaces.  

**If a student drives to school, they will be asked to park along 7th Street and 9th Street.  This will enable our special guests to park in the Krajicek Gym parking lot and the Bank Street parking lot.**

The order of the day is as follows:

  • Students will go to their A-D-G-H period classes (60 minutes each) and have lunch at 12:02 p.m.

  • At 12:30, students with last names A-J will meet their grandparents in the main building (Commons & cafeteria) and enjoy coffee & gourmet desserts first.

  • At 12:30, students with last names K-Z will meet their grandparents in the gym to take pictures first and walk their grandparents around school.

  • Around 12:50, the groups will switch locations.

  • NOTE – Pictures cost $5 and can be paid with cash or check.  Proceeds benefit our Parent Guild!

  • The Grandparents/Veterans program will begin promptly at 1:30 p.m. in Krajicek Gym.  It will feature our Band, Cheerleaders, Show Choir, student tributes and more!

  • Dismissal for all students will be around 2 p.m. – at the conclusion of the program.  Also a reminder that students do not have school Monday in honor of Veterans Day.

We thank you for helping us for this very special occasion.  If you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to reach out.

St. Louis Catholic Journalism Students Launch Episode Two of “The Lou” Podcast

St. Louis Catholic Journalism Students Launch Episode Two of “The Lou” Podcast

Episode 2 of the St. Louis Catholic High School Journalism class’ “The Lou” podcast series features a very important guest, as students continue to develop their skills in modern journalism techniques.

Click here to listen to the second episode with junior Tyler August hosting alongside Interim Administrator Mia Orgeron.  Senior Keyshawn Jones also joins the show to offer perspective on campus safety.  At St. Louis Catholic, the safety and health of our students are always the top priority, and August includes in the podcast valuable tips for students to keep themselves and their vehicles safe on campus.

In case you missed it, here is Episode 1 of “The Lou.”

St. Louis Catholic’s Journalism class, taught by Monica Core, is a semester-long course open to juniors and seniors who are interested in developing their skills as writers.  The course explores the contemporary media and the ethical responsibility issues inherent in the press today.  Students learn the fundamentals of news, feature, editorial and sports writing, focusing on copy reading, news style and editing.  Students also create numerous original stories using varied structures and writing techniques, along with computer-generated layouts and graphics.  The course is NOT an English credit, nor does it fulfill the Fine Art elective credit for TOPS.