Weekly Saints Athletics Report by AD Coach Pat Neck

Weekly Saints Athletics Report by AD Coach Pat Neck

Wrestling

The Saints wrestling team opened their 2020-21 season last weekend by finishing second in their group in the Jennings/McCrory/Petitjean Duals at Rayne High School. The Saints defeated Division I East Ascension 51-21 and South Beauregard 57-12 before falling to defending Division II state champion Teurlings Catholic 60-18.

Senior John Reina and sophomore Henry Gil won two matches each to lead the Saints individually. Also winning matches were senior Julian Jones, juniors Daniel Thomas and Graham Conrad, sophomores James Reina and Hank Milligan and freshmen Hank Hebert and Beau McMichael.

Coach Terry Gage’s squad will be back in action this Saturday at the Jacob McMillan tournament in Lafayette.

Girls Basketball

The Lady Saints continued their winning ways, sweeping through the Lake Arthur tournament with wins over Lake Arthur, Iota and Natchitoches Central. The team upped their record to 11-0 in the process.

Coach Tony Johnson and his girls will be participating in this weekend’s Sam Houston tournament with games scheduled against traditional power Fairview on Friday and Lacassine on Saturday.

Boys Basketball

The boys basketball team and Coach Mack Guillory will be in action this Thursday, Friday and Saturday in the DeRidder tournament with games against Florien, DeRidder and Captain Shreve.

Girls Soccer

The girls soccer team picked up three ties last week at the David Thibodaux tournament in Carencro. The Lady Saints played to even scores with Episcopal of Acadiana, Holy Savior Menard and Slidell in the event.

The girls will face Sulphur at home this Friday at 6 p.m. and travel to face Pope John Paul II on Monday in Slidell.

Boys Soccer

The Saints boys soccer team won a pair of games last week, besting DeRidder by a 2-0 score and David Thibodaux in the Bulldogs’ own tournament by the same 2-0 count. Coach Jason Oertling’s squad also played to a draw with Southside in the event.

The boys return to the pitch Wednesday night with a home contest against Southside and will do battle with Sulphur on Friday, Beau Chene on Saturday and at Pope John Paul II in Slidell on Monday.

Powerlifting

Coach Cord Larsen and the Saints powerlifting teams will begin their season this Saturday at the Southern Pallet meet in Abbeville. Senior Molly Inman anchors the girls squad and seniors lifting for the boys are Saizar Berlanga, Gabe Hebert, Stephen Russell Kershaw, Andrew Landry, Connor Mills and Jack Spann.

Winter Sports Gearing Up

Winter Sports Gearing Up

Boys basketball and boys soccer will begin their seasons next week. Wrestling will begin its season soon thereafter and powerlifting and indoor track will start their 2020-21 campaigns in December.

Girls Soccer – Tuesday night, the girls soccer squad began the 2020-21 season with a nil-nil draw at Sulphur. The team is coming off a Division III semifinal appearance last season.

Girls Basketball – The Lady Saints begin their season on Wednesday night, hosting Sam Houston at the Our Lady Queen of Heaven Family Life Center at 6 p.m. The team is coming off consecutive state title game appearances and return three starters from a year ago.

Congrats to the Saints Cross Country Team

Congrats to the Saints Cross Country Team

Both the girls and boys squads turned in outstanding performances at Tuesday’s state meet at Northwestern State. The girls placed 3rd, led by top ten finishes by sophomore Ella Segura (7th) and senior Ashleigh Tassin (10th). The boys placed 5th, led by senior Ivan

Appleton, who won his second career state cross country title, setting a class 3A record (15:27.9) in the process.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Homecoming vs. LCCP

Homecoming vs. LCCP

Opponent: Lake Charles College Prep Trailblazers

Date: Thursday, October 29, 2020

Time: 7:00 p.m.

Location: Greyhound Stadium, 306 Bourgeois St. Welsh, LA

 

Ticket sale policy: Due to Covid-19 , we are limited to 25% capacity in the stadium. As a courtesy to our Gameday participants and their families, the following conditions will apply:


Students: Complimentary tickets will be available to the first 100 St. Louis Catholic Students who respond to the email sent out tomorrow morning 10/26.

Ticket prices:

  • $10 – Exact change appreciated.
  • Everyone, regardless of age is required to have a ticket for entry.

Ticket office hours:

  • Monday, October 26, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. – Families of football players, cheerleaders, Sweethearts and band members will have the opportunity to purchase two tickets per family at $10 each. Homecoming Court families will have the opportunity to purchase four tickets per family at $10 each.
  • Tuesday-Wednesday, October 27-28, 9 a.m. – noon – Remaining tickets on sale on first-come, first-served basis. Limit 2 tickets per sale.

Ticket office location:

  • Soccer Concession Stand on SLCHS Campus.

Additional Information

  • All tickets MUST be pre-purchased. There will be NO walk up tickets for sale at the stadium.

Covid-19 Guidelines

  • Masks must be worn to enter the stadium and at all times during the event.
  • Social Distancing must be practiced in all areas of the stadium.
  • Tailgating is not allowed per state COVID-19 guidelines.

Saints vs. Church Point

Saints vs. Church Point

Opponent: Church Point Black Bears

Date: Friday, October 16, 2020

Time: 7:00pm

Location: Church Point 305 E Lougarre St, Church Point, LA 70525

Ticket sale policy: Due to Covid-19 , we are limited to 25% capacity in the stadium. As a courtesy to our Gameday participants and their families, the following conditions will apply:


Students: Student & faculty tickets are not available for this game.

Ticket prices:

  • $10 – Exact change appreciated
  • Everyone, regardless of age is required to have a ticket for entry.

Ticket office hours:

  • Tuesday, October 13, 9 am- 2 pm Families of senior, junior and sophomore football players and senior & junior cheerleaders will have the opportunity to purchase two tickets $10 each
  • Wednesday, October 14, 9 am – noon (remaining tickets on sale)

Ticket office location:

  • Soccer Concession Stand on SLCHS Campus

Additional Information

  • Refunds for those who purchased tickets for Welsh game will be available at the same time.
  • All tickets MUST be pre-purchased. There will be NO walk up tickets for sale at the stadium.

Saints vs. Welsh October 9

Saints vs. Welsh October 9

GAME DETAILS

Opponent: Welsh

Date: Friday, October 9, 2020

Time: 7:00pm

Location: Welsh High School

*The Saints are the Home team for this contest.

TICKET INFORMATION

Ticket sale policy: Due to Covid, we are limited to 25% capacity in the stadium. As a courtesy to our Gameday participants and their families, the following conditions will apply:


Students: There will be a total of 100 free admission student tickets given away to current St. Louis Catholic students.

  • Beginning at 8:00am Tuesday, October 6th, Juniors and Seniors will receive a ticket request form in their school email inbox.
  • At 12:00pm, Tuesday, October 6th, Freshmen and Sophomores will receive the request form in their school email inbox.
  • Those awarded free admission will receive a confirmation email with directions on how to obtain their ticket.

Ticket prices:

  • $10
  • Everyone, regardless of age is required to have a ticket for entry.

Ticket office hours:

  • Tuesday, October 6, 9 am- 2 pm (Gameday Participant Families Only)
  • Wednesday & Thursday Oct. 7 & 8 from 9:00am-2:00pm (While supplies last)

Ticket office location:

  • Soccer Concession Stand on SLCHS Campus

Additional Information

  • We will be presenting state championship rings to our 2020 girls Indoor track state championship team.
  • Football players, cheerleaders, band and sweethearts in uniform do not need a ticket for entry.
  • All tickets MUST be pre-purchased. There will be NO walk up tickets for sale at the stadium.

COVID GUIDELINES

  • Masks must be worn to enter the stadium and at all times during the event.
  • Social Distancing must be practiced in all areas of the stadium.
  • Tailgating is not allowed on STM’s campus per state COVID guidelines.
  • Further COVID guidelines will be provided soon.

Welcome Home- Mack Guillory

Welcome Home- Mack Guillory

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 11, 2020 – St. Louis Catholic High School announced the hiring of Mack Guillory as the Head Boys Basketball Coach. Guillory is a familiar face to the St. Louis Catholic program and a respected coach in the Southwest Louisiana community as he served as an Assistant Coach for Head Coach Rick LeBato during the 2019-2020 campaign. Prior to his time at SLCHS, Mack served as a head coach in the high school ranks as well as a collegiate stint as an assistant coach at Southern University in Baton Rouge. During his sixteen year career as a head coach, Mack has amassed an impressive career record of 401-147, including multiple recognitions as District Coach of the Year.
Guillory’s thoughts on being hired, “First of all, I’d like to thank God for this opportunity and I’d like to thank the administration and Athletic Director Pat Neck for having confidence and providing me with this opportunity. I’m excited and believe that St. Louis has always been a school of tradition and we’d like to continue the tradition going forward.”
Saints Athletic Director, Pat Neck said, “We are pleased to welcome Coach Guillory to our Saints family. He brings a wealth of experience and proven success to our boys basketball program. We look forward to him building on the foundation that Coach LeBato has laid.”
Former Saints Coach Rick LeBato added, “Always good to see coaches from your program get an opportunity to move up. Coach Mack will do a fine job leading these boys.”
Guillory earned his Bachelor’s degree from McNeese State University and his Master’s of Education in Administration from Southern University. As a local business owner and long time educator, Guillory is a great addition to the St. Louis Catholic faculty and community.
St. Louis Catholic’s basketball team has won 12 district championships and one state championship in its history.

St. Louis Catholic Boys Basketball Tryouts June 22-23, 2020

St. Louis Catholic Boys Basketball Tryouts June 22-23, 2020

Tryouts for the 2020-2021 St. Louis Catholic Boys Basketball team under Coach Rick LeBato have been tentatively scheduled.

WHEN: Monday, June 22, at 1 p.m. (Varsity & JV) or Tuesday, June 23, at 1 p.m. (Freshmen)

WHERE: Krajicek Gym at St. Louis Catholic High School

We will post updates to the SLCHS website and social media accounts if these dates change due to LHSAA or state guidelines.

St. Louis Catholic Baseball Tryouts June 8-9, 2020

St. Louis Catholic Baseball Tryouts June 8-9, 2020

Click HERE to pre-register to try out for the St. Louis Catholic High School Baseball team for the 2020-2021 school year.

Coach Matt Fontenot and the Saints will be holding tryouts over the course of two days. Tryout participants should be at BOTH tryout sessions.
TENTATIVE DATES: Wednesday, June 8th AND Thursday, June 9th
TIMES: June 8th – 3:30pm-5:30pm; June 9th – 12:00pm-1:30pm
LOCATION: Alvin Dark Stadium at Legion Field
WHAT IS NEEDED: Baseball attire (pants, hat, cleats, etc.) strongly encouraged, Fielding glove/catcher’s mitt.

Please be aware these dates are subject to change as we continue to monitor the guidance and direction of our Governor and also the LHSAA. We will update anyone who has completed the form through email and also post any changes to St. Louis Catholic’s website and social media accounts.

*By completing this form at the link above, you give us the right to email you updates on the tryout process and other relevant program information.

4-Time State Wrestling Champion Alex Yokubaitis Earns All-American Honors

4-Time State Wrestling Champion Alex Yokubaitis Earns All-American Honors

Photos by Stephen Broussard

St. Louis Catholic senior Alex Yokubaitis has had a stellar wrestling career with the Saints, racking up four state titles under Coach Terry Gage, and he’s added another accolade to his repertoire in May.  Yokubaitis is the only wrestler from Louisiana to earn an All-American Honorable Mention by Wrestling USA.

In addition, in a separate honor, Yokubaitis was nominated for the Dave Schultz High School Excellence Award by the National Wrestling Hall of Fame.  Presented annually to a high school senior, this award is based equally on outstanding wrestling success, scholastic achievement and citizenship or community service. Winners are chosen at the state and regional levels with the national winner traditionally named at the Wrestling Hall of Fame’s Honors Weekend each summer.

Yokubaitis is headed to Oklahoma State University in the fall to major in mechanical engineering and wrestle with arguably the top recruiting class in the country.

Yokubaitis finished 54-1 in his senior season and did not lose to a wrestler from Louisiana on his way to a fourth state individual championship.  The Saints finished third as a team in the Division III state tournament in February.