Three volleyball tournaments scheduled to begin Friday and a Capital City Swim League meet set for Saturday make up a busy high school sports weekend schedule.
St. Joseph’s Academy’s Red-Hot Sticker Classic, Woodlawn High’s Rumble in the Jungle and Redemptorist’s Volleyball for St. Jude’s all begin Friday with pool play.
“It seems like we’re becoming a tournament destination for some very good teams,” Redemptorist coach Jonathan Levesque said. “I think that says a lot for how the tournament has grown and for the fact that the volleyball community likes giving back.”
A total of 16 teams are entered in the Volleyball for St. Jude’s tourney that will be held at The Dunham School and University High.
Pool play starts at 4 p.m. Friday at both sites. The championship is scheduled for 4 p.m. Saturday at Dunham.
“We have Mandeville, Ursuline (of New Orleans) and University who are ranked among the top teams, power-rating wise, in their divisions,” Levesque said. “They’re probably the favorites, but we have other strong teams, too.”
Woodlawn’s Rumble in the Jungle includes 20 teams. Pool play begins at 3:30 p.m. Friday and resumes at 8 a.m. Saturday. The title contest is scheduled for 6 p.m. Saturday.
“We’ve got a lot of good teams, including McGehee (of New Orleans),” Woodlawn coach Nelson Malpica said. “There are some I don’t know as much about. But I do know from this area you have us, Broadmoor and Belaire have all done well. In one pool, you’ll have Broadmoor, Central and Walker and that will be very competitive.”
St. Joseph’s Red-Hot Sticker Classic features 10 teams. Pool play begins at 4 p.m. Friday and resumes at 9:30 a.m. Saturday. The championship contest will be played at about 4 p.m.
The host Redstickers and Parkview Baptist are the only local teams in the tourney that includes New Orleans powers Cabrini, Dominican and Mount Carmel Academy. St. Thomas More and Episcopal School of Acadiana lead the Lafayette area contingent.
Saturday’s Capital City Swim League meet is scheduled to begin at 8:15 a.m. at the Crawfish Aquatics pool.
A total of 14 teams are expected to participate, including Central, Denham Springs, The Dunham School, East Ascension, St. Michael, St. James, St. Joseph’s Academy, Scotlandville, Parkview Baptist University, Woodlawn, West Feliciana, Walker and Zachary.