MONROE — St. Michael the Archangel finished as the Division II boys runner-up as the first portion of the Louisiana High School Athletic Association’s State Tournament tournament concluded on Wednesday.
Vandebilt Catholic won the Division II boys title, ahead of a young SMHS team.
The Warriors Cameron Andry again won the individual title, ousting Vandebilt’s Mitchell Thomas 6-1, 6-2 in the final.
Another St. Michael player, Jeremy Braud, advanced to the semifinals. Competition for teams in Division III and Division IV starts at 9 a.m. Thursday.
“This was a rebuilding year for us,” St. Michael coach Johnny Little said. “I’m so proud of them and how they competed.
“Cameron had another good year and another good tournament. Jeremy also played very well. They’re so excited, they’re ready to get started next year.”
St. Thomas More won the Division II girls title, while Neville was runner-up. St. Thomas More’s Caroline Fruge defeated Neville’s Layne Fincher 7-5, 6-0 in the girls singles final.
In Division I, Jesuit and Dominican claimed the team titles. Mandeville’s Cody Orgeron took a 6-0, 6-1 win over Jesuit’s Jordan Lacoste in the boys singles final. Dominican’s Haley Tucker beat teammate Abby Terranova 6-1, 6-0 in the Division I girls singles final.
The Dunham School and University High both finished at 171 at the LHSAA’s Division II, Region II girls golf tournament held Wednesday at the LSU Golf Course.
Catholic-New Iberia placed third at 181.
In Division I, Region II action also at LSU, Ben Franklin won with a low score of 184, finishing ahead of Assumption (193) and Archbishop Chapelle (195).
Dunham’s Sydney Cavin record the day’s top round of 70 for the Division II tourney. Easy Iberville’s Julia Johnson (74), U-High’s Anna Heine (76) and Runnels’ Taylor Kennedy (76) were the other top finishers.
St. Scholastica’s Savannah Ennis shot a 79 to pace the Division I field.
Chapelle’s Caitlyn Bernard (82) and Hammond’s Mary Frances Chauvin (85) were the other top finishers.
EPISCOPAL 10, CALVARY BAPTIST 5: In Shreveport, the No. 18 seeded Knights banged out 16 hits to pull away from the No. 15 Cavaliers in a Class 2A bidistrict playoff game.
Episcopal (16-12) trailed 3-2 after two innings, but scored four in the third, one in the fourth and three in the sixth.
Devyn Samson (3-for-3, 3 RBIs), Matt Clark (2-for-3, 3 RBIs), Turner Graham (3-for-4), Wayne Stabiler (2-for-3) and Matt Distefano (2-for-3) were the offensive leaders for Episcopal.
Jason Rousell (5-6) got the win.
“I was real happy with how our offense produced, and we had solid defense and clutch pitching,” Episcopal coach Dan Canevari said. “The entire team was involved. I was really proud of the way they played.”
Episcopal advances to the regional round to face Kinder-Oak Hill winner.