Thirty-two inductees set for La. Boxing Hall
The 32 new members of the Louisiana High School Boxing Hall of Fame will be inducted 2 p.m. Saturday at the Sunset Events Center in Sunset.
They’ll join 33 former boxers and coaches who made up the first hall of fame class a year ago. The event is sponsored by the Louisiana High School Boxing Association.
Heading the list of 2014 inductees are four national champions and six who were named the outstanding boxer at the state tournament.
Tickets for the event are $15 each. For information, call Bobby Dupre at (337) 945-4010 or Don Landry at (225) 766-7349.
Hall of FAME 2014 inductees
National champions being recognized are Jordan Boudreaux and Harold Lee Landry of Scott and Donald Fourroux and Donald Gascon of Plaquemine.
Winners of the Brink’s Trophy — given to the outstanding boxer at the state tournament — selected for induction are Lawrence Harmon and Eric Leger of Opelousas, Clarence Thibodaux of LaGrange High (Lake Charles), Eldridge Courrege and Bobby Broussard of New Iberia and Ralph Webb of Crowley.
Two-time state champions going in are Gilbert Bonin of Loreauville, Chester Carville of Catholic High (Baton Rouge), Dowell Fontenot of Vidrine, Jerry Besson of Plaquemine, Donald Stephenson and Achille Vidrine of Sacred Heart-Ville Platte, Don Stevens of Oak Grove, George Hanks and Harold Smith of Crowley, Donald Fontenot and Glynn Fontenot of LaGrange (Lake Charles), Donald Rills and Curtis Latiolais of Opelousas, Tyson Foreman of St. Joseph (Rayne), Pat Soileau of St. Edmund (Eunice), Winston Broussard of New Iberia and Donald Hebert of Milton.
Also to be inducted are Calvin Clary of Opelousas and Bobby Freeman of Plaquemine, along with coaches Jim Williams of New Iberia, J. L. McKenzie of Oak Grove and Jack Reed of Sacred Heart (Ville Platte).
LSU junior Jolly wins amateur golf event
RUMFORD, R.I. — LSU’s Stewart Jolly led wire to wire to win the 53rd Northeast Amateur Invitational golf tournament on Saturday.
A junior All-American, Jolly capped the event with a 2-over par 71 in Saturday’s final round at Wannamoisett Country Club to finish two strokes ahead of Oklahoma State’s Jordan Niebrugge.
TCU’s Chelso Barrett, Georgia’s Lee McCoy, Georgia Tech’s Seth Reeves and junior standout Scott Scheffler each finished five shots behind Jolly.
Keys beats Kerber to claim first career title
EASTBOURNE, England — Madison Keys claimed the first title of her career on Saturday when she defeated Angelique Kerber of Germany 6-3, 3-6, 7-5 to win the Aegon Championships.
Playing in her first final, the unseeded 19-year old is the first American to win the event since Chanda Rubin won back-to-back titles in 2002 and 2003, and she is the youngest American to win a singles title since Vania King triumphed in Bangkok in October 2006.
It is the second defeat in the final for fifth-seeded Kerber, who fell to Tamira Paszek in 2012, and the third time she has lost a final this year after defeats in Sydney and Doha. She was seeking her first title came winning Linz in October 2013.
Keys’ win came after she fired 17 aces and struck a serve clocked at 126mph, the fastest this year on the WTA Tour and one that if confirmed would establish her as one of the top five fastest servers since records began in 1989.
CoCo Vandeweghe wins Topshelf event
HERTOGENBOSCH, Netherlands — CoCo Vandeweghe of the United States has won her first WTA title, beating China’s Zheng Jie 6-2, 6-4 Saturday at the grass-court Topshelf Open.
The 22-year-old American entered the tournament as a qualifier and was playing in just her second final. Zheng, a grass specialist who reached the final four at Wimbledon in 2008, was unable to find an answer to Vandeweghe’s powerful serve.
Vandeweghe served eight aces and won her first service 27 out of 28 times.
Wallach inducted into Canadian Hall of Fame
ST. MARYS, Ontario — Former Montreal Expos star Tim Wallach was inducted into the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame on Saturday
Wallach, now a bench coach for the Los Angeles Dodgers, was inducted along with former Expos broadcaster Dave Van Horne; Canadian Murray Cook, a former general manager with the New York Yankees, Expos and Cincinnati Reds; and the late Jim Ridley, a Canadian who scouted for Detroit and Toronto and coached Team Canada in the 1988 Olympics.
A five-time All-Star, three-time Gold Glove Award winner and two-time Silver Slugger Award winner, Wallach was drafted in 1979 by the Expos and played for the team from 1980 to 1992. He’s the franchise leader in games, hits, doubles, RBIs and total bases.
Compiled from news releases and The Associated Press.