The Allstate Sugar Bowl/LHSAA indoor state track meet was held over the weekend at Carl Maddox Field House. In Division I boys, St. Amant finished 15th with 8 points while the Dutchtown Griffins held 25th place with 5 points and the East Ascension Spartans came in 36th with 1½ points. In the individual finishes, long jumper Keilyn Raven finished in third place with a jump of 21-8¾.

In Division I girls, Dutchtown finished in 10th place with 10 points. In the individual finishes, Leah Scott for the Griffins took second place in the long jump with a leap of 17-4¼.

In Division II boys, the Ascension Catholic Bulldogs finished 15th with 10 points. In the individual finishes, the Bulldogs 4x800-meter relay team finished third with the time of 8:49.67.

In Division II girls, the Ascension Catholic High Bulldogs finished in fifth place with 28 points. In the individual finishes in the 1,600-meter race, the Bulldogs took two places. Sophie Daigle finished in second with a time of 5:37.38 and teammate Stephanie Breaux had a third-place finish with a time of 5:38.71. In the 3,200-meter race, Breanna Bernard had a third-place finish with the time of 12:02.92.


EAST ASCENSION VS. BROADMOOR: East Ascension wrapped up its regular season with an 87-70 victory over the Broadmoor Buccaneers Friday night at Spartan Stadium. The Spartans put on an offensive show behind the scoring of Koye Ruffin, who finished the night with 20 points that included four 3-pointers.

DONALDSONVILLE VS. PORT ALLEN: The Donaldsonville Tigers wrapped up their basketball season with a 55-42 loss at the hands of the Port Allen Pelicans. The Tigers finished with a 14-15, 6-8 record.

ST. AMANT VS. DUTCHTOWN: The St. Amant Gators (19-14, 5-5) closed out district play with a 54- 49 win over the Dutchtown Griffins (9-21, 0-10). St. Amant came out on top in the junior varsity game as well, 50-33.

BOYS PLAYOFFS: Playoff pairings were announced Monday. St. Amant faces Natchitoches Central and East Ascension plays Central Lafourche in the first round. In 3A playoff action, Donaldsonville plays Carroll.

GIRLS PLAYOFFS: In the 2016 Allstate Sugar Bowl/LHSAA Girls’ Top 28 Basketball Playoffs, the Donaldsonville Tigers pulled out a 63-62 victory against the Winnfield Tigers in Class 3A. The 20th-seeded Tigers (19-9, 5-4) had to overcome a poor offensive effort early on, scoring only 4 points in the first quarter.

The score was knotted up at 46-46 at the end of the third quarter, but the Donaldsonville girls outscored the other Tiger team 17-16 in the last quarter to pull off the upset win. The Lady Tigers will have faced Parkview Baptist by press time. Parkview has defeated Donaldsonville in both district meetings between the two teams.

Boys baseball

Boys baseball action opened this weekend with the St. Amant Gators hosting their jamboree. In the two host games, the Gators took the first game from Assumption 5-0, then lost to the Dutchtown Griffins 5-1.

The East Ascension Spartans beat Thibodaux 5-4, then lost to the Dutchtown Griffins 7-6. The Griffins were the only two-game winner as they defeated the Spartans 7-6 and the Gators 5-1.

In girls softball this weekend, at the Brusly jamboree the Lady Griffins split a pair of games by defeating Walker 3-0, then lost to Zachary 1-0. The Ascension Catholic Lady Bulldogs split their games. Live Oak handed them a 10-0 loss and then beat Denham Springs 3-0. The Ascension Christian Lady Lions lost both their games to St. Michael’s 5-2 and to St. John 5-0.


The St. Amant boys team lost all five matches to the Catholic High Bears. In singles matches, Nick Watson, of Catholic, defeated Luke Savoie, of St. Amant, 6-0, 6-0, and Baker Bradley, of Catholic, defeated Macall Braud, of St. Amant, 6-1, 6-0.

In doubles action, Stephen Bienvinue and William Aguillard, of Catholic, defeated Trace Sheets and Michael Melancon, of St. Amant, 6-0, 6-0; Grayson Hunt and Andrew Bienvinue, of Catholic, defeated Luke Mayon and Caje Dederic, of St. Amant, 6-0, 6-0; and John Morvant and Preston Gautreaux, of Catholic, defeated Nick Robert and Conner Smith, of St. Amant, 6-0, 6-0.

In girls tennis, St. Joseph’s Academy won four out of the five matches against St. Amant. In singles, Nikki Manuel, of St. Joseph’s, defeated Caitlin Denton, of St. Amant, 6-2, 6-4, while Abby Shortess, of St. Joseph’s, defeated Angelle Naquin, of St. Amant, 6-2, 6-1.

In doubles action, Emma Daniel and Kelly Pecot, of St. Joseph’s, defeated Jordan Allred and Cassie Melancon, of St. Amant 6-0, 6-1. In the lone match that the Gators won, Emma Frederic and Sophia Belleu defeated Anna Claire Lusuo and Sarah Miller, of St. Joseph’s, 6-3, 6-3, while Claire Cordell and Macy Heroman, of St. Joseph’s, defeated Nicole Lawson and Laine Peterson, of St. Amant, 6-3, 6-2.

WA Youth registration

The registration for boys and girls baseball/softball will take place from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at the concession stand in the Donaldsonville ball park. Eligible ages are from 4 to 18 and the fee to participate is $35. Call Troy LeBoeuf at (225) 715-7389.

Lassie League registration

The Gonzales Lassie League will hold its softball registration from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at Gonzales City Hall. The registration fee is $40 per girl and proof of age is required. The league consist of five age groups: 6 and under (which includes a 6-year-old age group and a 4- and 5-year-old age group), 8 and under, 10 and under, 13 and under, and 19 and under. The Gonzales Lassie League also is looking for dedicated individuals to be coaches as well as people who would like to serve on the board of directors. For information or to sponsor a team, purchase a sign or league rules and dates, email, visit or Gonzales Lassie League on Facebook, or call Chuck Breaux at (225) 276-5273.

Youth anglers finish second

The Ascension Area Anglers Club fielded five teams of high school anglers in the B.A.S.S. Nation State Qualifying tournament Lake Charles on Saturday. The five teams fished the waters of the Calcasieu River in an effort to qualify for state championship at Toledo Bend on April 23.

The team of Sam Bergeron and Andres Barletta, of St. Amant, brought a five-fish limit to the scales that weighed 9.45 pounds and took home second-place honors. The duo is a new team fishing together and they worked the stained waters of the Calcasieu to catch 10 keepers total. They fish different styles so they complement each other.

Bergeron carefully worked a spinner bait with Indiana gold blades around lay-downs and under cypress tree branches to bag his half of the fish. Barletta flipped and pitched a plastic bait up against the bank to catch his fish. All the fish were caught in less than a foot of water, which is pretty normal for this time of the year as the fish are spawning.

The other teams placed as follows: 20th, Caleb Mayers and Dane Balfantz with four fish that weighed 5.88 pounds; 21st, Grant Bourque and Ethan Smart with four for 5.88 pounds; and 23rd, Braden Blanchard and Cade Fortenberry with four bass at 5.67 pounds.

The tournament marks the beginning of high school bass fishing competitions that are becoming quite popular in the high schools around the country. We will bring you coverage of all the tournaments.

Lyle Johnson covers sports for The Ascension Advocate. He can be contacted at or