It’s deadline time for coaches to submit all-district baseball and softball teams, and for coaches to submit nominations for the Louisiana Sports Writers Association’s all-state baseball and softball teams.

All-district teams must be in by Thursday by email to or by fax to (225) 388-0318. Nominations for LSWA all-state should be submitted to the same email/fax by noon Sunday.

All nominations should include the player’s position, grade and season statistics. Call Robin Fambrough at (225) 383-1111, extension 80412 with any questions.

All-Metro baseball, track

Baseball coaches in Class 5A-4A and 3A-2A will meet at 6:30 p.m. Monday at the Denham Springs High library.

Nominations that include the player’s position, grade and season statistics need to be submitted to or by fax to (225) 388-0318 by noon Sunday.

There will be no All-Metro meeting for track. All track coaches are asked to submit top marks for their athletes during the outdoor season to The track deadline is May 20.

U.S. Army Bowl

Two running backs, University High’s Nick Brossette and Catholic High’s Derrius Guice, lead the list of Baton Rouge football players nominated to play in the annual U.S. Army All-American Bowl all-star game in January.

Central receiver Terrell Chatman and defensive back Kevin Henry also are on the list, along with two other receivers, West Feliciana’s Jazz Ferguson and Donaldsonville’s Jaquel Gant.

Signees, etc.

St. Michael the Archangel’s Tylor Row is set to sign a track scholarship with Xavier-New Orleans at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday at the school.

Row, who also played basketball for the Warriors, was runner-up in the Class 4A girls 100-meter hurdles Saturday at the Louisiana High School Athletic Association State Track and Field meet.

East Ascension softball player Carmisha Payton has had a change of heart and is now set to play at LSU-Eunice after first planning to attend Southeastern Louisiana as a student, according to EAHS coach Amy Pitre. Payton hit .491 with eight home runs and 54 RBIs.

Basketball player Ezekiel Brown and baseball player Dervincent Hamilton are Scotlandville High’s most recent signees.

Brown, who led Hornets to a runner-up finish in 5A, signed with Southern University-New Orleans. Brown averaged 16.2 points per game and was an all-metro and all-state selection.

Hamilton, a catcher, is a two-time all-district selection and signed with Alcorn State. He batted .420 with 10 doubles, one home run and 20 RBIs.

Former Capitol star Fredrikah Wilson of Southwest Mississippi Community College signed with William Carey University in Hattiesburg. Wilson averaged 5.2 points last season.

Parkview Baptist’s John Miller (Cincinnati) and Catholic High’s Matthew Frederic (William Jewell College) are Baton Rouge area swimmers who signed scholarships recently.

Malinich honored

Lusher Charter’s Andrew Malinich was selected as the Gatorade Louisiana Boys Soccer Player of the Year.

The North Carolina State signee scored 46 goals and had 23 assists, helping lead Lusher to the Division III state title.

Prep notables

Former Episcopal runner Christian Johnson of Emory University in Atlanta placed fourth in the 3,000-meter steeplechase in 9 minutes, 36.54 seconds and was fifth in the 1,500 meters in 4:00.89 at the University Athletic Association Championships recently.

  • The University High boys basketball will play in the first Next Level Hoops Fest set for Dec. 29-31 at Christ Presbyterian in Nashville.

The tournament field will include eight teams that won state titles in 2013-14, including the Class 3A Cubs.