Thirty-two inductees set for La. boxing Hall
The 32 new members of the Louisiana High School Boxing Hall of Fame will be inducted at a ceremony 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 are $15. 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, 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, 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, Donald Rills and Curtis Latiolais of Opelousas, Tyson Foreman of St. Joseph (Rayne), Pat Soileau of St. Edmund, 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).
Saints to be on hand for pictures, autographs
New Orleans Saints defensive backs Jarius Byrd, Kenny Vaccaro and Stanley Jean-Baptiste along with wide receiver Kenny Stills will be on hand 1-4 p.m. Saturday the Pelican House (2572 Citiplace Court).
The players will be available to take pictures, give autographs and chat with fans.
Tickets are $30 before Thursday and will go up to $40 from Thursday until Saturday. They can be purchased atthepelicanbar.com or at the door.
Red, Rock & Blue Weekend set
WAFB-TV sportscaster Jacques Doucet’s annual Red, Rock & Blue Weekend is set for Saturday and June 29.
The event includes the Celebrity/Sorta Celebrity Softball Game, The Red, Rock and Blue Charity Concert and The Doucet/Begnaud Softball/Kick Ball Invitational.
The Celebrity/Sorta Celebrity Softball Game is 6:30 p.m. Friday at Cypress Mounds Complex, The Doucet/Begnaud Softball/Kick Ball Invitational is Saturday and June 29 at the Oak Villa Softball Complex, while the concert is 7 p.m. June 29 at the Varsity Theatre.
Proceeds go to military charities. For more information, visit redrockandblue.com.
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.
American 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. She broke Zheng in the third and fifth games of the first set, and again in the third game of the second set. The match was over in 70 minutes.
Compiled from news releases and The Associated Press.