Metro boys golf tourney canceled _lowres

Advocate staff photo by PATRICK DENNIS -- University High's Trey Winstead hits his tee shot on a playoff hole, which he won, in the Metro Boys Tournament at BREC's Beaver Creek Golf Course in Zachary last year. Winstead parred the hole while Catholic High's Matt Jakuback bogied the hole, but both finished 3-under for the tournament.

Up next for the LHSAA in its parade of state championship events is its Allstate Sugar Bowl State Golf tournaments scheduled for Monday and Tuesday in the Lafayette area.

Boys teams in Divisions I-III compete at The Farm D’Allie. Boys in Divisions II-IV compete at The Wetlands. Girls teams compete at Les Vieux Chenes.

Tee times for Division III start at 8 a.m. Monday at The Farm. U-High’s Trey Winstead, who shot a 66 in regional competition, leads the local contingent.

Division I competitors tee off at 1 p.m. Dutchtown’s Logan Leary and Hahnville’s Colin Troxler each shot a 69 in their regional tourneys.

Division IV tee times at The Wetlands start at 8 a.m. Grant Welch of Runnels carded a 76 in regional play. Division II tee times begin at 1 p.m. Loranger’s Kris Kerr, who shot a 73 in regional play, is one of several golfers within three shots of each other.

Girls tee times at Les Vieux Chenes begin at 8 a.m. Monday with Division II. East Iberville’s Julia Johnson and Taylor Kennedy of Runnels lead the local Division II girls contingent. Jessica Varner of St. Joseph’s Academy helps lead the Division I group that tees off at 9:40 a.m. Monday.

Cockrum’s big day

Former East Ascension High baseball standout Jack Cockrum hit two grand slams for the University of West Alabama in a double-header sweep of Alabama-Huntsville.

A junior catcher, Cockrum is a second-team All-Gulf South Conference honors. His first grand slam helped the Tigers win the first game 7-2.

Cockrum’s second grand slam was a part of a runaway 12-3 win in game two.

He is hitting .323 with four home runs and 33 RBIs.

Metro tennis, softball

Baton Rouge area coaches are scheduled to meet at 6 p.m. Tuesday at BREC’s Independence Park to select All-Metro tennis teams.

Coaches should submit nominations to University High’s Patsy Scates by noon Tuesday via email to

The meeting to select All-Metro softball teams is scheduled for Monday, May 11, at 6:30 p.m. at High.

Coaches should send nominations to Brusly coach Beau Bouvier at

ACEL track meet

Bethany Christian is set to host the Association of Christian Educators League championship track meet on Saturday at East Iberville High. Field events start at 10:30 a.m., followed by running events at 12:30 p.m.

Teams from Bethany, Baton Rouge Home School Association, Faith Training of Leesville, Good Samaritan of Fred, Texas, Abbeville’s Harvest Time Christian, Lafayette’s John Paul the Great, Abbeville’s Lighthouse Christian, Athens-based Mt. Olive Christian, BR’s Riverdale Christian and Southwest Louisiana Home School are scheduled to compete.

Catholic claims title

Catholic High scored 107 points to win the boys division of the Olympic weightlifting championships held locally last week.

South Beauregard placed second with 87 points. SBHS won the girls division with 110 points.

Catholic’s Caleb Sanders (47-kilogram weight class), Sheldon Dyer (62 kg), Jonathan Bernard (69 kg), John Ginn (77 kg), Uriah Alexander (105 kg) and K.J. Wilson (+105 kg) were individual winners for Catholic. South Beauregard’s Coltion Fowlers (85 kg) and Parkview’s Nelson Smith also were winners.

South Beauregard’s Hannah Graham (48 kg), Kaylan Landreneau (53 kg), Megan Crader (58 kg), Haley Jackson (63kg), Holly Louviere (69 kg), Brittney Flick (75 kg), Alyyssa Fontenot (75+) swept the girls individual titles.

Prep signees

Scotlandville High girls basketball player Celica Sterling signed with Baton Rouge Community College during a ceremony held Friday at the school.

Sterling earned Co-MVP honors in District 4-5A from the coaches and led the Hornets to the playoffs.

  • Walker High guard Michael Scott signed with LSU-Alexandria on Friday at the school. The 6-foot-2 Scott averaged 16 points a game for the Wildcats, earning first-team All-Parish and second-team All-District 4-5A.
  • Parkview Baptist’s Josh Eades is set to sign to play men’s volleyball at St. Louis-based Fontbonne University at 12:40 p.m. Monday in the school gym.

Eades has played with two local boys volleyball clubs and also was the manager for the PBS girls volleyball team.

  • Albany High girls basketball player MeMe Sykes signed with the University of Mobile. Sykes was an All-District 9-3A player who helped the Hornets advance to the Top 28 tournament as a junior and the quarterfinals as a senior.

Job opening

Live Oak High seeks applicants for a boys basketball coach. All applicants with a valid Louisiana teacher’s certificate and preferably be certified to teach social studies.

Those interested should send a cover letter and résumé to athletic directors Jason Cooper at or Robert Graves at

Prep notables

Plaquemine High sophomore defensive back Todd Harris garnered three SEC offers last week. Offers from LSU and Tennessee came first. Next came an offer from Ole Miss for Harris, who helped the Green Devils advance to the 4A semifinals last fall.

  • Baton Rouge native Mickey Ingerman received NYU’s Student-Athlete Academic Achievement Award.

Ingerman, a senior on an NYU team that finished 11-7-1, maintained a grade point average of 3.5 or better. He was a midfielder who earned second All-University Athletic Association honors and has an economics major.

  • Former St. Michael standout Tyler Row of Xavier University earned Gulf Coast Athletic Conference Track Athlete of the Week honors after placing third in the 400-meter hurdles in 48.13 seconds the Southern Miss Invitational.

Compiled by Robin Fambrough