Most people know the LHSAA’s outdoor track season ends with a three-day state meet at LSU set for May 5-7.
What’s harder to track is the start of the postseason, which begins this week with district meets scheduled throughout the area. Here is a breakdown:
CLASSES 5A/4A: One area Class 5A meet is Wednesday and the other is Thursday.
The District 4-5A meet is Wednesday at Walker with Central, Denham Springs, Live Oak, Scotlandville and Zachary set to compete. Field events are at 3:30 p.m. with running events set for 5:30 p.m.
St. Amant hosts the District 5-5A meet that also features Broadmoor, Catholic, Dutchtown, East Ascension and McKinley starting at 2:30 p.m. with field events. Running events start at 4:30 p.m.
The District 6-4A will be held at Woodlawn on Wednesday. Belaire, Livonia, Plaquemine St. Michael and Tara also compete with field events at 3:30 p.m. and running events at 5:30 p.m.
CLASSES 3A/2A/1A: West Feliciana hosts the District 6-3A meet on Wednesday. Field events are set for 3:30 p.m. and running events at 5:30 p.m. Baker, Brusly, Donaldsonville, Glen Oaks, Parkview Baptist, Port Allen, University and West Feliciana also are entered.
The District 7-2A meet begins at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday with field events at Northeast. Running events start at 5:30 p.m. for East Feliciana, Friendship Capitol, Mentorship Academy and Madison Prep. Episcopal hosts the District 8-2A on Wednesday with field events at 3:30 p.m. and running events at 6 p.m. Christian Life, Dunham and Runnels are the other schools.
The District 6-1A meet for Ascension Catholic, Ascension Christian, East Iberville, Kentwood, St. John, Southern Lab and White Castle is set for Thursday at WCHS with field events starting at 3 p.m. and running events at 5 p.m.
GIRLS METRO GOLF: The Girls Metro Golf tournament, postponed by rain last week, is set for 11 a.m. Wednesday at Beaver Creek Golf Course.
We’re more than halfway through Autism Awareness month and the family of St. Amant assistant baseball coach Marshall Crooks and his wife Christie continues to see their “Strike Out Autism” promotion grow.
The Crooks’ son, Allen, was diagnosed with autism at an early age. The list of high school teams who are wearing autism awareness bracelets and hosting an awareness game include: St. Amant, Dutchtown, East Ascension, Donaldsonville, Ascension Catholic, St. James, H.L. Bourgeois, University High, Dunham, Central, Assumption, E.D. White, Thibodaux, Zachary, Christian Life, Destrehan, Brusly and West Feliciana.
The spring signing period began last week for many colleges. A number of local athletes signed last week and more are expected to sign in the days. Here’s a second list of athletes who signed last week:
Madison Prep basketball player William Lloyd signed with Spring Hill College of Mobile, Alabama. Dutchtown infielder Payton Stafford and shortstop Caleb Ricca signed to play baseball at Northwestern State.
Four St. Joseph’s Academy athletes signed in different sports: gymnast Delia Ardoin (Centenary), tennis player Natalie Toups (Millsaps), softball player Alexa Lonibos (LSU-Eunice) and distance runner Natalie Aguillard (St. Edwards).
Three Zachary track competitors are set to sign at 10 a.m. Monday at the School — hurdler Candace Baity (Alcorn State), sprinter/jumps specialist Nique Griffin (Louisiana Tech) and sprinter Dakota Williams (SLU).
Scotlandville was fined the cost of the hearing and placed on administrative probation for one year based on a hearing regarding fan-related issues at the Class 5A boys basketball title game.
Principal Tiffany Quiett also is required to complete the LHSAA’s online handbook certification course within 30 days.
North Caddo was fined $500, ordered to pay for the cost of the hearing and placed on administrative problem for one year based on the actions of two players who removed their jerseys and left the court near the end of a semifinal game with Madison Prep.
NCHS coach Ron Meikle was required to take a Fundamentals of Coaching online course for teaching and modeling behavior.
The annual clinic for high school basketball coaches hosted by the Louisiana Association of Basketball Coaches is set for 10 a.m. on April 30 at the LSU Basketball Practice Facility located at North Stadium Dr. Cost is $15 for the first coach from a school and $10 for each addition coach from the same school. Registration begins at 9:30 a.m.
Members of the LSU men’s basketball coaching staff are scheduled to speak along with men’s head coaches Reni Mason of Louisiana College and Mike Newell of Dillard University. Assistant coaches Jeff Moore of Northwestern State and Rennie Bailey of Nicholls State also are scheduled to speak. A light breakfast and lunch will be provided during the four-hour clinic. Coaches planning to attend should contact Northwestern’s Moore at (318) 357-6527 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Compiled by Robin Fambrough