Clement Mubungirwa’s status as a football player for Episcopal remains up in the air, but the senior-to-be has picked up a notable walk-on offer.
Episcopal coach Travis Bourgeois said Mubungirwa has been invited to be a preferred walk-on player at LSU in 2015.
Mubungirwa turned 19 earlier this month and is 55 days too old to compete in 2014-015 in football and soccer for the Knights under Louisiana High School Athletic Association rules.
The school has been fighting to obtain an added year of eligibility for the 5-foot-9, 170-pound Mubungirwa, who moved to Baton Rouge as a refugee from Uganda at age 12 with little formal schooling.
A law passed by the Louisiana legislature this spring offers the option of arbitration for cases like Mubungirwa’s, but the procedures for handling arbitrations is still being formulated.
Mubungirwa ran for 1,358 yards and 19 touchdowns last fall in his first season as a full-time starter at running back for the Knights.
Bourgeois said that some smaller colleges also have expressed an interest in Mubungirwa, who has been participating in preseason conditioning drills.
Volleyball officials meeting
The Capital City Board of Volleyball Officials will hold its first meetings of the summer the next two Mondays at BREC’s Independence Park.
Both meetings are set for 5:30 p.m. All veteran officials and those interested in becoming a high school volleyball official are invited to attend.
Catholic High garnered two places on the National Interscholastic Swim Coaches Association’s All-American swim teams that were recently announced.
The Bears’ Colin Bone claimed All-America honors in the 200-yard freestyle, winning in 1 minute, 38.58 seconds at the Division I state meet. His time was the best ever in Louisiana and ranks 29th nationally, but it was the No. 3 time for a sophomore.
Bone, Graham Gardner, Brady Grenfell and Jackson Forbes teamed up to win the 200 freestyle relay in 1:25.98 at the Division I meet, also claiming All-America honors as the Bears won the Division I team title. It was the second state title in three years for Catholic.
Central alumni game
Central High is set to host its first alumni baseball game at 7 p.m. Saturday. The alumni game will be the Wildcats’ first chance to use a new lighting system installed at the school.
Festivities start at 5 p.m. with a home-run derby.
Alumni interested in playing should visit www.leaguelineup.com/centralhsbaseball to fill out a game form.
There will be no admission charge.
Two former Capitol High girls basketball players were among those who met up and shared news.
Redemptorist coach Valencia Wilson, who led the Wolves to the Class 2A quarterfinals last spring, is making plans for a different 2014-15.
Wilson is due to give birth to her first child in November.
Wilson said she plans to return to coaching during the season.
Adrian Blake is now the girls basketball coach at Ellender. Blake, who played on two Class 4A title teams with Seimone Augustus, previously coached at Capitol.
Dutchtown High football season ticket holders looking to renew their season tickets must do so from July 28-31 by stopping by the school between 8 a.m. and noon.
Tickets not renewed by that deadline will be made available to other fans on Dutchtown’s waiting list.
-- Former Brusly High basketball standout Dimario Jackson of Northeast Mississippi Community College participated in the sixth Mullen’s Junior College Showcase in Dallas on Saturday.
Jackson advanced to the Mullen’s showcase based on his performance at another showcase the previous week in Atlanta. He scored 40 points and had 10 assists in three games at the JucoReport Elite 150 showcase.
The 5-foot-10 Jackson averaged 15.2 points per game and was named to the Mississippi Association of Community and Junior Colleges All-State team as a freshman.
-- Tylor Row, a track and girls basketball standout at St. Michael the Archangel, signed to run track at Xavier.
Row placed third in the Division I indoor 60-meter hurdles and was the Class 4A runner-up in the 100 hurdles.
-- Compiled by Robin Fambrough