West Monroe High football coach Don Shows is recovering from a heart attack suffered Wednesday, according to reports in The (Monroe) News-Star.
The 71-year-old Shows was “resting comfortably” at Glenwood Regional Medical Center on Thursday after undergoing a cardiac catheterization procedure.
Shows, who has a career record of 321-73, was inducted into the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame last month. He led the Rebels to a 14-1 record and a runner-up finish in Class 5A in 2010.
Hammond picks Moore
Former Pointe Coupee Central head coach Kevin Moore has been selected as the new head coach at Hammond High.
Moore, a Baton Rouge native, is the offensive line coach at Catholic University of America in Alexandria, Va.
The Tangipahoa Parish School Board will vote on Moore’s appointment at its meeting Tuesday.
Moore spent one season at PCC. He also coached at Mississippi Valley State, Prairie View A&M, Louisiana Tech, Wisconsin-Stevens Point, Iowa Wesleyan and Belhaven.
Baker excels, nets honor
Former St. Joseph’s Academy golfer Kirby Baker of St. Edward’s University placed second at the Collegiate Players Tour golf event recently in Harrison Bay, Tenn., with a three-day total of 226, including a 1-under-par round of 71.
Baker, a senior at the Austin, Texas, school, was also named an All-American Scholar by the National Golf Coaches Association. She carries a 3.93 grade point average.
Hess tourney set
The fifth Brian Hess Benefit Golf Tournament is set for Aug. 1 at Greystone Country Club in Denham Springs.
The tournament is to raise funds to cover family expenses and treatments not covered by workman’s compensation for Hess, the former Woodlawn High boys basketball coach who was badly injured in an auto accident in 2005.
Cost is $100 per player for the four-person scramble. First flight tee times are 8 a.m. Second flight tee times begin at 1 p.m.
Register, volunteer or make plans for a sponsorship by visiting http://www.brianhess.org.
East Ascension is looking to hire an assistant football coach certified to teach English or special education.
Call EAHS head coach/athletic director Paul Bourgeois at (225) 391-6130 or email résumés to firstname.lastname@example.org.
University High seeks varsity and junior varsity girls basketball games on Dec. 6, Dec. 16 and Dec. 21. Contact coach Bonita Johnson at (225) 772-1633 or email email@example.com.
EAHS season tickets
The East Ascension Athletic Department plans a special sale of football season tickets on July 25 and July 27-28 at the school office between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m.
Once the sale ends, tickets won’t be sold again until Aug. 11. Current season ticket owners have until Aug. 26 to renew. After Aug. 26, seats not renewed will be sold on a first come, first serve basis.
Cost is $48 for standard season tickets. Blue chairback seats cost $60. The Spartans have six home games. Call Lisa Gray at (225) 391-6117.
Mission trip set
The Istrouma Sports Ministry Baseball Team is leaving on Sunday for a mission trip to Puerto Rico and will return on July 23. The team is made up of 13 players from The Dunham School, Central, Parkview Baptist, East Ascension, West Feliciana and Pineville.
The team play eight games in five days and will also conduct two clinics while visiting the cities of Ponce, Guayanilla, Humacoa and Manaubo.
The Istroma Sports Ministry is led by former Parkview Baptist baseball coach M.L. Woodruff.
Volleyball officials to meet
The Capital City Board of Volleyball Officials will hold its first meeting for 2011 at 5:30 p.m. Monday, July 25, in Room 117 at BREC’s Independence Park.
All returning officials and those interested in becoming an official should attend.
Call assignment secretary Nedda Taylor at (225) 954-5809 or President Darlene Harrell at (225) 954-8754.
East St. John’s Ronnie Feist and Trey Granier of Thibodaux High are nominees for the high-school version of the Butkus Award. The semifinalists will be announced on Oct. 24.
• Former Christian Life Academy basketball player Kaleb Knight is to play for Texas-based Navarro College.
Ex-Family Christian player Bobby Sibley is an assistant at Navarro and coached Knight last season at another Texas school, Frank Phillips College.
• Port Allen High sprinter Victoria Williams has signed with Nicholls State. Williams was fourth in the Division II 400 meters at the LHSAA State Indoor Meet held in February.
• Denham Springs High offensive linemen Jared and Jacob King have signed with Division III Mississippi College.