Around Athletics with Covid Updates from LHSAA

Around Athletics with Covid Updates from LHSAA

AUGUST 19, 2021

Cross Country

Coach Holley Fontenot and her boys and girls teams have begun preparations for the upcoming season. The girls team looks to improve on their third place finish at last year’s state meet, despite losing some key participants to graduation. Junior Ella Segura placed 7th individually at the state meet a year ago and is primed to be one of the top runners in the state this year. Juniors Kenzie Touchet and Mollie Maze also return.

The boys will have to replace one of the program’s all-time greats, two-time state champion Ivan Appleton, who is now running for Tufts University. Returning runners hoping to fill those shoes include senior Nathaniel McNally and junior Cody Lyons.

 

Swimming

Coach Taylor Rideaux enters her second season at the helm of the Saints swim teams and will rely on a group of experienced veterans to lead her young teams. Seniors Eloise Diedrich and Harper Darbonne will lead the girls squad, while the boys have a trio of seniors – Graham Conrad, Luke Monlezun and Jacob Weaver.

Underclassmen Reese Darbonne, Maya Sanders and Ella Scroggs also scored at the state meet a year ago, while underclassmen boys got points from Max Adams, Thomas Alley, Evan Mathis and Avery Meche.

 

Football

The Saints football team is putting the finishing touches on their preparations for the 2021 season under head coach Brock Matherne. This year’s squad has a good mix of veteran experience and talented young players.

Expected to lead the way for the Saints offense are junior QB James Reina, senior RB Logan Trahan and junior WR Grant Evans. Seniors Kade Bouillion and Jalen Guidry will be the leaders of the offensive line.

Seniors returning on the defensive side of the ball for the Saints include DB Marcus Duhon, DL Camden Watkins and LB Cody LeBato. They’ll be joined by sophomores Kade Nugent, Luke Mere and Ethan Goss on the defensive line.

Duhon and Trahan should be standouts in the return game for the Saints, while a trio of talented specialists – seniors Spencer Briley and Jake Smith and sophomore Landon Daughdril – compete for the kicking and punting positions.

The Saints will open the regular season on September 3 at Crowley, but will travel to Live Oak for a scrimmage on August 20 and tangle with Barbe in the Sulphur jamboree on August 27. Home games this season will be played at Sulphur’s Matt Walker Stadium.

 

Volleyball

Coach Bit Thompson and the Lady Saints hope to build on last season’s state tournament quarterfinal appearance with a very talented group of young ladies.

Seniors Dillon Anderson, Ella DeMolle and Dhara Brassieur return to lead the Saints with their experience and skillful play. Tennis standout Meredith Henning has also joined the squad for her senior season.

A group of talented underclassmen who also contributed to last season’s quarterfinal run to Metairie includes juniors Grace Link and Billie Painter and sophomores Grace Simien and Katie Kennison.

The Lady Saints open their season on August 31 against Notre Dame. Most home games will be played at Hamilton Christian this season. Halo Notes and our athletics social media pages will provide time and location information all season.

 

Covid Information

Please click here for current guidelines from the LHSAA on Covid as it relates to fall sports. Any positive tests or exposures should be reported to the respective sport’s head coach and to Mrs. Ernst, our school Covid coordinator.

Lady Saints Win State & Celebration

Lady Saints Win State & Celebration

Congratulations to the  Lady Saints basketball team who defeated Liberty Magnet 50-41 to earn the second state title – and first since 1989 – in program history. Sophomore guard Paris Guillory was named the game’s outstanding player. Guillory also earned first team all-district honors, along with junior Myca Trail, who was selected as the league’s most valuable player. Junior Raven Guillory was voted to the second team, while juniors Tia Reder, Mackenzie Williams and sophomore Gabbie Link earned honorable mentions. Coach Tony Johnson was selected as the district coach of the year for the third consecutive season.

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The Lady Saints Basketball Team has organized a parade to celebrate the recent win of their State Title as well as the acccomplishments of our athetics department Wednesday, March 17th at 5:30pm. Sports Groups, Clubs & Organizations from St. Louis Catholic High School as well as our 5 Partner Schools are invited to participate. The parade will follow the same route as our homecoming parade beginning on the corner of 9th & Bank streets. Participants should line up by 5pm on 9th street along the soccer field facing East. There is no cost to particpate. For any questions please contact Rico Guillory 337-540-2719

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Girls Basketball

The Lady Saints defeated 4th seeded St. Thomas More Tuesday night to earn their third consecutive state finals berth. Coach Johnson and his top-seeded team will once again battle Liberty (formerly Lee) Magnet for the title Friday at 2:30 p.m. at the University Center on the campus of Southeastern Louisiana University in Hammond. https://www.ticketreturn.com/prod2/BuyNew.asp?EventID=316068#.YEEqj45KiUm or tickets will be available at the door for $13.

Boys Basketball

The boys basketball team downed 11 seed Thomas Jefferson Monday night to earn a trip to Friday’s quarterfinal round. Junior Bryson Hardy led the way with 19 points. Coach Guillory and his team will travel to face third-seeded Liberty Magnet in Baton Rouge at 7 p.m. Friday. Tickets are $10 and only available for purchase online at http://libertymagnet.ticketleap.com/liberty-magnet-boys-basketball-vs-st-louis-catholic/     .

Wrestling

The Saints wrestling team posted several strong performances in last weekend’s state meet in Baton Rouge. Coach Gage’s squad placed fifth as a team, led by two individual state champions: sophomore Luke Caballero at 106 pounds and freshman Hank Hebert at 113. Also earning spots on the podium were senior John Reina (2nd), sophomore Hank Milligan (3rd), freshman Graham Montet (5th) and junior Daniel Thomas (6th).

Powerlifting

Five Saints powerlifters advanced through last week’s regionals to qualify for the upcoming state championship meet in Monroe. Seniors Molly Inman, Stephen Kershaw and Connor Mills, junior Cody LeBato and sophomore Sam Slade will all make the trip to compete at the University of Louisiana-Monroe on March 18-19.

Track & Field

The Saints track & field teams opened their outdoor season at Wednesday’s Brusly Invitational. The girls dominated the meet, outpointing second-place Scotlandville by a 122-86 score. The boys, limited by injuries, placed fifth. Event winners for the Saints were: Wesley Maze (100 meters), Josh Orsot (400 meters), Mason Abshire (pole vault), Kenzie Touchet (100 hurdles & 300 hurdles), Maci Fontenot (high jump), Ali Myers (pole vault), Mary Claire Groves, Mary Dempsey, Ella Segura and Mia Medlin (4 x 800 relay).

Golf

Saints golfers will open their season Saturday at the Basile Invitational at Koasati Pines Golf Club in Kinder. Representing the boys will be sophomores Ross Anderson and George Trappey and freshmen Cameron Langley, Jonathan Perry and Collin Achee’. Playing for the girls will be junior Ann-Margaret Rosteet.

Lady Saints Indoor Track- Back-to-Back State Champs

Lady Saints Indoor Track- Back-to-Back State Champs

The girls indoor track & field team posted a dominating performance at LSU Sunday to outpoint Episcopal 83-59 and earn their second consecutive Division II state championship. Senior Halyn Senegal led the Lady Saints, scoring 30.5 points by winning the 400 and 800 meter runs, placing second in the 60 meter dash and running the anchor leg of the 4 x 400 meter relay.

Other athletes scoring for the champion girls team were: Kenzie Touchet (3rd in 400, 3rd in 60 hurdles, 1st on 4 x 200, 1st on 4 x 400), Tia Reder (4th in long jump, 1st on 4 x 200 relay), Kassidy Richard (4th in 60 hurdles, 1st on 4 x 400 relay), Amerie Guillory (4th in shot put), Genesis Bass (1st on 4 x 200 relay), Ella Simoneaux (1st on 4 x 400 relay), Shelby Willis (1st on 4 x 200 relay), Maci Fontenot (5th in high jump), Kylie Hebert (2nd on 4 x 800 relay), Emma Karam (2nd on 4 x 800 relay), Ella Segura (2nd on 4 x 800 relay), Kendal Touchet (2nd on 4 x 800 relay), Emma Freeman (6th in shot put)

The boys team placed fifth, led by senior Josh Orsot’s 11 points. Orsot placed 2nd in the 400 meters and ran legs on the third place 4 x 200 and 4 x 400 meter relays. Also scoring for the boys were: Wesley Maze (5th in 60 meters, 3rd on 4 x 200, 3rd on 4 x 400), Jules Hardy (3rd on 4 x 200, 3rd on 4 x 400), Logan Trahan (3rd on 4 x 200, 3rd on 4 x 400).

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Girls Soccer

The sixth seeded girls soccer team came from behind Tuesday to down 11th seed Archbishop Hannan in a regional playoff contest on campus. Senior Sarah Upshaw and junior Jessica Lytle scored goals in the 2-1 victory. The Lady Saints will next travel to face #3 seed St. Michael the Archangel in Baton Rouge. Day and time are still TBA.

Girls Basketball

Coach Johnson and his Lady Saints team clinched the District 4-3A championship with a pair of wins over the last week. The girls clinched at least a share of the league title with a hard-fought 50-48 win over South Beauregard at Burton Coliseum Friday and won the outright championship with a dominating 67-37 road win at Westlake on Tuesday. They will close out the regular season Friday night at Burton Coliseum against Iowa and expect to be the top seed in the Division II playoffs starting next week.

Indoor Track

The boys and girls indoor track & field teams closed out their regular season Saturday at LSU’s Last Chance Qualifier. Senior Halyn Senegal placed third in the 400 meters and was on the second-place 4 x 400 meter relay team with junior Ella Simoneaux and sophomores Kassidy Richard and Kenzie Touchet. Senegal enters next week’s state meet as the top seed in Division II in three individual events – 60 meters, 400 meters and 800 meters. All three girls relay teams (4 x 200, 4 x 400 and 4 x 800) are also seeded first, as is boys senior Josh Orsot in the 400 meters.

Boys Basketball

Both boys basketball games in the last week went down to the wire, with the Saints winning one and losing one. On Friday, Coach Guillory’s team lost a heartbreaker to South Beauregard for the second time this year, falling 48-44 at Burton Coliseum. The team bounced back on Tuesday with a 40-38 road victory at Westlake. Senior Terry Sherman hit a putback layup with three seconds remaining to provide the winning margin. The Saints will host Iowa at Burton Coliseum on Friday.

Powerlifting

The Saints powerlifting teams continue their season this Saturday in the Abbeville Raw Invitational. The meet features “Raw” rules, which do not permit special lifting suits or wrist or knee wraps. Senior captains for the Saints are Molly Inman, Stephen Russell Kershaw and Connor Mills.

Boys Soccer – GAME IS TONIGHT SO THIS WILL BE OUTDATED BY THE TIME IT RUNS TOMORROW

The boys soccer team traveled to Houma Wednesday for a regional playoff game at Vandebilt Catholic. The 10th seeded Saints were looking for an upset over the seventh seeded Terriers in a matchup of traditional soccer powers.

Tennis – TEAMS WILL BE PLAYING AT THE TIME THIS IS RELEASED – WEATHER PERMITTING

The Saints tennis teams are continuing their season today with their first match of the season at Jennings. Last week, sophomore Maggie Lang picked up a victory in A singles at a tournament in Port Neches, Tex., while junior Lizzie Neck and freshman Meredith Karam won the A singles consolation bracket.

Winter Athletics Update by AD, Pat Neck

Winter Athletics Update by AD, Pat Neck

January 28, 2021

Boys Basketball

The Saints traveled to Iowa Tuesday night and came home with a 55-51 win over one of the top teams in the district. Senior Nic Ughovwa led the team with 19 points and junior Bryson Hardy added 18. Coach Guillory’s squad is now in second place in league play, just one game behind South Beauregard. The Saints will host Jennings Friday night at Burton Coliseum.

 

Boys Soccer

The boys soccer team celebrated senior night Tuesday with a 5-0 non-district win over Sam Houston. Honored in a ceremony before the game were seniors Ivan Appleton, Ahsan Awan, Payton Byrley, Adyn Gaughan, Austin Hennigan, Xander Kihlken, Gabe Lechtenberg, Thaddeus Logan, Dru Montet, Colby Rapp, Parris Reale, Addison Templet and Jack VanHoose. The Saints will travel to North Vermilion on Saturday in a match which will likely decide the district title.

 

Girls Basketball

The Lady Saints continued their roll through District 4-3A, completing the first half of league play with a perfect 5-0 record. In Tuesday’s road win at Iowa, junior Myca Trail tallied 32 points and juniors Raven Guillory and Tia Reder and sophomore Paris Guillory each added 12. Coach Johnson’s team will host Jennings Friday night at Burton Coliseum.

 

Wrestling

The LHSAA announced Tuesday that it was canceling the remainder of regular season wrestling matches for the 2020-21 season. The organization stated that the move was in an effort to ensure that the state championships would go on as scheduled in late February. Coach Gage and his team will compete at the Division III state tournament on February 26-27 in Baton Rouge.

 

Girls Soccer

The girls soccer team remained undefeated in district play with a 6-0 win at Erath Saturday. The win sets up a showdown for the district championship Saturday at undefeated North Vermilion. The Lady Saints will host Catholic-New Iberia on Monday in a non-district game at which the team’s 11 seniors will be honored.

 

Indoor Track

The Saints boys and girls track & field team will return to action Saturday at LSU in another state qualifying meet. Coach Giordano and his squads are attempting to qualify as many athletes as possible for the state meet which will be held on February 20.

 

Powerlifting

Coach Larsen and his boys and girls powerlifting teams will compete on Saturday at Central Catholic of Morgan City. Several lifters accomplished personal bests at the season’s first meet and more are expected this time around.

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.