Landry-Walker placed third in the 2013 National Select 7-on-7 Championship held Friday in Hoover, Ala.
The school formed from the recent merger of two Algiers area schools, O.Perry Walker and L.B. Landry, was among 32 to compete in the tourney.
“We broke down at the end, having to play so many games, but an outstanding effort for our team,” Landry-Walker coach Emanuel Powell said.
“It’s a different setting, coming from New Orleans to play down here,” Damond Jackson, a senior safety, said. “It was good for us to get that far. Every team we played was bigger, stronger, faster than we played in New Orleans. They were state champions and nationally ranked.”
Landry-Walker lost in the losers bracket final of the tournament. An Ohio team, Kenton, won the title game.
“It was real tough competition, but our receivers held onto the ball and got open,” quarterback Li’Jon Cordier said. “I just gradually started building a relationship with them.”
Mourning a swim coach
Louisiana’s U.S. Swimming and high school swimming communities are mourning the loss of Ed Kelly, the Northshore High coach who died on July 17.
Kelly, the founder of Slidell’s Hurricane Swim Club, was 82. Kelly coached the Northshore boys-girls team for more than 15 years. The New York native founded the Hurricane Swim Club in 1977 and lived in New Orleans and more recently Slidell.
Northshore was the Division I girls runner-up the last two seasons after winning state titles from 2008-10.
The Northshore boys team claimed numerous individual state titles through the years.
Kelly had a 26-year military career, retiring as a Lieutenant Colonel in the Marines. He served in Korea and Vietnam before settling in the New Orleans area in the 1970s.
Sanctioned football clinic
The River Parish Football Officials Association will conduct an LHSAA-sanctioned clinic for football officials on Aug. 3 in Kenner.
The one-day clinic will include classroom and on-the-field instruction.
Cost is $100 per official. Registration begins at 8 a.m. on Aug. 3 at the Doubletree Airport Hotel in Kenner. Officials attending this clinic will be credited with attending a mandatory clinic by the LHSAA.
Call (800) 908-1524, extension 2, with any additional questions.
Catholic Grizzly Greats
Catholic High will induct four alumni, track and cross country coach Pete Boudreaux, football player Jesse Daigle, soccer player Kevin Kleinpeter and track-cross country athlete Robby LeBlanc, into its Grizzly Greats Hall of Fame at 7 p.m. on Aug. 9 at Drusilla Place Catering.
The cost is $35 per person.
Boudreaux, a 1959 Catholic graduate, has coached the Bears to 39 state titles, 20 state runner-up finishes and 59 district/metro titles.
Daigle, a 1989 graduate, played football and baseball. He passed for 3,149 yards, a total that ranks fourth in school history.
Kleinpeter graduated in 1992 and played on two Catholic teams that won state soccer titles and was voted the state MVP as a senior. He later coached the Bears.
LeBlanc, a 1996 graduate, was an individual state champion in cross country for three years and won the outdoor track 3,200 meters title four times.
DSHS Hall of Fame tickets
Tickets for the Denham Springs High School Athletic Hall of Fame induction banquet set for 6:30 p.m. on Aug. 16 at Forrest Grove Plantation in Denham Springs.
The cost is $50 per person.
The DSHS induction class that was previously announced includes: football player Joey Chustz, girls basketball player Katrina Hibbert, girls basketball player Celeste Gully Callender, football player George Meadors, football-baseball player Michael Sceroler, football player Shannon Roubique and girls basketball-softball Nikki Dixon Leader, who also was a basketball standout.
Advance purchase is required. For ticket information, contact Laura Wingate at (225) 665-8851.
St. Amant is accepting applications for a head boys basketball coach.
The deadline to apply is Aug. 9.
Fax resumés to (225) 391-6037 or send email to SAHS Athletic Director David Oliver at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Resumés also can be mailed to Oliver at St. Amant High School, 12035 Highway 431, St. Amant, La. 70774.
The all-star 4x100-meter relay team of McDonogh 35’s Marcquita Stalbert, McMain’s Aleia Hobbs, Baton Rouge High’s Dominique Brisco and Xavier Prep’s Shannon Ray placed second at USA Track & Field’s Junior Olympics in Greensboro, N.C., on Saturday.
The foursome ran a time of 45.39 seconds. A team from Maryland won the race in 45.24.