The Louisiana High School Athletic Association and the Louisiana High School Sports Hall of Fame have approved a new format for Hall of Fame basketball games in 2011.

Instead of playing late in the season, Hall of Fame games will now be played before the regular season starts.

Schools must apply to host the games and must pay a sanctioning fee. The sanctioning fee of $75 per team or $150 per school with a boys and girls team can be taken out of the gate receipts. That allows the teams to split the remaining gate receipts.

Hall of Fame games must be approved 14 days in advance or a $50 late fee will be charged.

Teams will be limited to one Hall of Fame game each year. The game will not count in a team’s won-loss record. Schools participating in a Hall of Fame game that is not sanctioned will be fined $500.

An application to sanction Hall of Fame basketball games can be found on the LHSAA website under the heading forms and downloads. Or use the following link:

Contact Jimmy Anderson at (337) 477-2249 or 337-842-5328, Ken Wood at (318) 458-6053, Donald Dunbar at (337) 685-2277; or Fay T-Model Thurman at (318) 855-5197 for additional information.

Swim meet postponed

The first Capital City Swim League meet of the 2011

season had to be postponed Saturday because of weather conditions caused be Tropical Storm Lee.

There are plans to reschedule the 11-team meet that was to be held at the Crawfish Aquatics pool. The new date has not yet been announced.

Open dates

Broadmoor High seeks a freshman football opponent for Week 8. Contact coach Rusty Price at (225) 921-3418.

• St. Joseph’s Academy needs girls basketball opponents the week of Jan. 2-6. Call coach Stephanie Helgeson (504) 729-8549 or send email to

• Central High is looking to fill baseball open dates on March 24, March 27 and March 29.

Contact coach Mike Forbes at (225) 270-2674 or send email to

• One baseball team is needed for the Stephen Richardson Tournament hosted by East Ascension and Dutchtown from Feb. 23-25.

Each team is guaranteed four games.

Teams entered include the host schools, St. Amant, Catholic, Parkview Baptist, Central, Destrehan, Holy Cross, Airline and Ouachita.

Call East Ascension coach Mike Toups at (225) 247-5233 or Dutchtown coach Chris Schexnaydre at (225) 910-0854.