JACKSON — It was all about the local teams on individuals at the Battlefield Cross Country Festival held at the Port Hudson State Historic site on Saturday.
Catholic High won the boys team title and St. Michael the Archangel was the girls champion.
Jeffrey Kelley of Catholic and Alicia Stamey of Episcopal were the individual winners of the three-mile varsity races.
Kelley won the Battlefield boys title for the third straight year. He finished in 15 minutes, 59 seconds. Thomas Kelton of Denham Springs was second at 16:07, followed by Catholic’s David Toups (16:18).
The Bears had the low score of 30 points to place ahead of St. Michael (141), Episcopal (146) and Runnels (188).
Stamey won the girls individual title with a time 18:54, placing ahead of First Baptist Christian’s Gabrielle Jennings (19:20) and Claire Vaughn of Menard (19:23).
St. Michael scored 35 points to win the girls team title, ahead of Menard (48), Episcopal (65) and Choudrant (140).
Episcopal boys basketball coach Chris Beckman Sr. was inducted into the St. Martin’s Athletic Hall of Fame over the weekend.
Beckman, who got his 500th career during the Knights’ run to the Class 2A semifinals last spring, was a baseball and basketball standout at St. Martin’s. Beckman’s coach at St. Martin’s, former Catholic High and Newman coach Kemper Todd, also was part of the festivities.
Plaquemine High seeks a head coach and an assistant coach for boys soccer.
One teaching slot is available. Both positions also can be filled by certified nonfaculty coaches.
Contact Erik Willis at (225) 776-1477 for details.