Anchored by two victories from sophomore sprinter Janie O’Connor, the Zachary Lady Broncos won the team championship at the Allstate Sugar Bowl/Louisiana High School Athletic Association’s indoor track meet Saturday at LSU’s Carl Maddox Field House.
Zachary High coach Chris Carrier’s squad scored 52 total points to finish well ahead of second-place Baton Rouge High with 38. No. 3 was Lafayette (37), fourth was Mandeville (35) and finishing in fifth place was Natchitoches Central (20).
The Zachary High girls were third at last year’s meet.
O’Connor won first place in the 60- and 400-meter races. She set a personal best in the 400, winning in 56:35, and won the 60 in 7.74 seconds after notching a 7.55 in an earlier heat.
Also scoring points for the Lady Broncos was freshman Kristian Jackson, who captured the shot put with a throw of 42 feet, 5 inches. Her teammate Ashlyn Cole finished third with a 37-83/4 effort.
The 4x200 relay team finished first in 1:30.68 and the 4x400 squad was third at 4:06.52.
The Zachary boys, meanwhile, finished in a four-way tie for 16th place with eight points.
ZHS wraps up seasons
The Zachary wrestling team earned a 13th-place tie with McKinley at the Allstate LHSAA State Wrestling Tournament on Feb. 20-21 in Kenner. The Broncos tallied 76 points in Division I.
Wrestling was just one of the winter sports that ended in the past couple of weeks.
The Lady Broncos basketball team, seeded 21st, lost to 12th-seeded Carencro 71-38 in the bidistrict round of the LHSAA Class 5A tournament.
The 21st-seeded boys soccer team lost to 10th-place Bonnabel 3-1 in the bidistrict round of the LHSAA Division I soccer tournament.
The Lady Broncos soccer team, seeded 29th, was ousted from the girls bracket by Mandeville 6-0.
Lenten fundraiser March 15
Cory’s Story: A Journey Home, is a fundraiser to offset Cory Lentini’s medical expenses and efforts toward making his home accessible.
The event is scheduled for 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. March 15 at Cactus Cafe in Zachary.
Lentini was involved in a car accident in November 2009, in which he suffered a traumatic brain injury.
Tickets for the benefit cost $100 per couple or $50 per person. Donations also will be accepted.
The cost includes a Mexican dinner buffet, two drink tickets, cash bar, auctions and entertainment.
Make checks payable to the Lentini Care Fund.
For information, call Kim Denson at (225) 603-4798, Sharon Phillips at (225) 936-6523 or Danny Spencer at (225) 774-8773.
ZAF Scramble set
The Zachary Athletic Foundation will host a four-person scramble format golf tourney April 6 at Copper Mill Golf Club.
Sponsorship opportunities are available for holes and teams, and donations and door prizes also will be accepted.
Forms must be turned in to Chrissy Ashford by March 27.
Depending on the number of teams, there will likely be two shotgun starts at 8 a.m. and 1 p.m. The entry fee is $100 per individual or $400 per team. Make checks payable to Zachary Athletic Foundation.
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