ALBUQUERQUE N. M. — Relay teams that featured athletes from Baton Rouge and other parts of the state set records, while former Baton Rouge High star Mikiah Brisco got a first-place finish in the 100 meters at the Great Southwest Track & Field Classic at the University of New Mexico.
Louisiana teams claimed first-place finishes in the 4x100-meter relays to punctuate Saturday’s effort.
The Louisiana boys team that included included Woodlawn’s Deante’ Early, Dutchtown’s Tyler Hughes, Lakeside’s Chris Lewis and Correion Mosby of Natchitoches Central won its 4x100 in 40.77 seconds, the No. 2 time in the world for a team of high school boys. The same foursome won the 4x200 relay in 1: 24.57 night.
The girls 4x100 team of Brisco, McMain’s Aleia Hobbs, Zachary’s Janie O’Connor and Katherine Drexel’s Shannon Ray won in 44.60. The four girls placed second to Florida in the 4x200 Friday night, but set a state record of 1:35.00, nearly two seconds faster than the previous record.
Brisco won the elite girls 100 in 11.61 seconds, with O’Connor (11.71) and Hobbs (11.74) were second and third, respectively. Ray was seventh (12.08), while McKinley’s Alissa Williams (12.30) was fifth in the open 100.
Woodlawn’s Early took second in the elite boys 400 in 47.45; Lakeside’s Lewis was third in the elite 100 (10.71). Dutchtown’s Hughes placed sixth in the 110 hurdles in 14.58.
Baker adds Coleman
Former Capitol football coach Claude Coleman is joining the Baker High staff of coach Richard Oliver as an assistant coach.
Coleman led the Lions to a 6-5 record and a berth in the Class 2A playoffs last fall in his only full season as head football coach. Coleman resigned from Capitol last month as the school prepared for a new incarnation as Capitol Charter School.
“I’m not sure exactly what my role is going to be,” Coleman said. “But I’ve coached some guys who went on from middle school to play for coach Oliver in the past. I’m looking forward to working with him and the players at Baker.”
Coleman’s announcement comes days after Capitol hired former Pointe Coupee Central coach Cleotha Johigan Jr. as its football coach.
Baton Rouge native Albert “Sonny” Hill was inducted into the Mississippi Association of Community and Junior Colleges Sports Hall of Fame. The former Istrouma High standout played quarterback and defensive back and also ran track at Copiah-Lincoln Community College from 1957-59.
Hill went on to coach on the junior high, high school and college levels. He was an assistant football coach at Southeastern Louisiana from 1981-86 and also at Delta State, where he played after graduating from Copiah-Lincoln. Hill won a Class 3A state title at Hammond High in 1970.
BRHS reunion set
A 50-year reunion for Baton Rouge High’s 1964 football team that won a Class 3A state title is planned for 10:30 a.m. Nov. 29 at in the BRHS auditorium.
Video highlights of the game will be shown and ex-players are schedule to speak. The Bulldogs finished 13-1 that season and beat Sulphur 6-0 in the title game. More details will be available as the event draws closer.
The Baton Rouge Area Football Officials Association will conduct a High School Football 101 clinic for teams and adults at 6 p.m. Sunday and again June 22 at Baton Rouge’s main library located on Goodwood.
Teaching those on hand the rules of high school football and how officials are charged with enforcing them is part of the clinic. The flyer for the event says: “Come Learn the Game You’ve Always Played.” Call (225) 231-3740 for details.
Denham Springs High is accepting applications for a defensive football assistant coach with a teaching certification in science. Teaching duties will include physical and environmental science classes. The Yellow Jackets also seek two certified nonfaculty football coaches for the 2014 season.
Contact DSHS football coach-athletic director Dru Nettles at (225) 664-0957 or send emails to email@example.com.
Dutchtown High seeks an assistant football coach who must be certified to teach math, English or social studies. Call DHS coach Benny Saia at (225) 391-6232 or send email to Benny.Saia@apsb.org.
East Ascension needs an assistant football/assistant basketball coach for 2014-15 who is certified to teach social studies. Contact Randy Loving at (225) 391-6105.
Northeast High track standout LaChristopher Smith has signed with Kansas-based Garden City Community College.
Smith was the 400 meters outdoor champion in Class 2A and finished as the 60 meters runner-up indoors.
The names of St. Amant pitcher Skylar Enlow and Catholic outfielder Connor Whalen were inadvertently omitted from the All-District 5-5A baseball team published last week.