The Louisiana High School Athletic Association’s executive committee will conduct its fall business meeting Wednesday at the LHSAA office.
A 10 a.m. start is scheduled for the day-long meeting that will consist primarily of reports and discussions, said LHSAA Executive Director Kenny Henderson.
“There aren’t any appeals,” Henderson said. “We’ll be doing a lot of house cleaning items, like going over reports.”
Henderson said the key discussion will likely revolve around the School Relations Committee report from Teurlings Catholic Principal Mike Boyer. Henderson said Boyer’s committee has met since the executive committee’s summer meeting and will report its latest work.
Some of the report will include survey results from member schools regarding public and private school issues, including the feasibility of proposals that could help ease tensions. One item suggested over the summer was classifying football in seven divisions that would unite public and private schools.
Basketball to Alexandria?
Henderson and LHSAA marketing director Mitch Small were in the Alexandria area last week for a luncheon that detailed a $23 million renovation of the 50-year-old Rapides Parish Coliseum.
Alexandria has long been considered solid site for the LHSAA’s basketball tourneys because it is located in the heart of the state. The Rapides facility hosted tourneys for decades until they moved to newer facilities for the boys in the 1982 and the girls tourney in 1992.
The LHSAA’s Top 28 and Ladies Top 28 tournaments will be in Lake Charles again in 2015. A key question will be whether work on the Rapides facility is done in time to host in 2016, but Alexandria area officials say the work should be complete by December 2015.
Gators retiring jerseys
The St. Amant baseball program is retiring the jerseys of former stars Andy Sheets and Jason Williams. Both ex-players will be honored before the Gators’ Week 5 football game with John Ehret.
The ceremony is set for 6:35 p.m. with Sheets’ No. 5 and Williams’ No. 15 to be retired. Both infielders distinguished themselves in professional baseball. Sheets played for five major league teams between 1996 and 2002. Williams, a former LSU star, made it the Triple-A ranks.
St. Michael the Archangel seeks a nonfaculty assistant wrestling coach.
Email SMHS Athletic Director Tami McClure at email@example.com or call (225) 753-9782, extension 22.
Zachary Hall of Fame
Zachary is accepting nominations for its Athlete Hall of Fame. Anyone interested in nominating a former Broncos athlete or coach should email a nomination to the school’s athletic director, Jesse Cassard, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Scotlandville Middle School will honor one of its former coaches, ex-Southern Lab football coach Carl Porter, on Oct. 4 on the Southern University campus.
Porter was inducted into the Louisiana High School Sports Hall of Fame in 1999 based on his accomplishments at Southern Lab. The event is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Contact Alvin Williams at (225) 288-5510 for details.