Dutchtown High wrestler Austin Gravelle was selected to the National Federation of State High School Associations All-Academic team for 2010-11.

Gravelle was 42-12 and placed sixth in Division I-Class 5A while competing in the 135-pound weight class for the Griffins. He had a career record of 151-56.

Academically, Gravelle had a 4.02 GPA, scored a 29 on the ACT and ranks in the top 15 percent of his class, according to an NFHS news release.

Gravelle was the lone Louisiana athlete honored. He plans to attend Southeastern Louisiana University.

Questionnaires sought

The Advocate sports staff is still seeking football questionnaires from schools in Baton Rouge and beyond.

Questionnaires were mailed out to schools late last month. The deadline to submit questionnaires is July 11.

There is also an online form for coaches to use on our website, 2theadvocate.com. Click on sports and then click on high school.

The link to the questionnaire is located on the left side of the page under prep extras.

Please notify our staff if you experience problems with the online form.

Those who would like to receive a copy of the form by fax can contact Robin Fambrough by email at rfambrough@theadvocate.com or by calling (225) 383-1111, extension 80412.

Gatorade picks Holmes

LSU football commitment Kavahra Holmes of Breaux Bridge High is the 2010-11 Gatorade Louisiana Boys Track & Field Performer of the Year.

Holmes, who will be a senior this fall, ran one of the nation’s top times of 46.31 in the 400 meters to help BBHS win the Class 4A state title last month. Holmes 400 time ranks second on the most recent national lists. He was also part of two winning relays.

Broncos win tourney

Zachary High’s summer baseball team won the prestigious Battle of Omaha tournament held last week before the College World Series.

The Broncos of coach Jesse Cassard were 7-0 in the tournament and recorded a 14-0 win in the title game. Brant Hernandez hit .600 and Daniel Hodges batted .565 as Zachary won its way through the 40-team tournament that featured teams from across the nation.

Cockrum to UWA

East Ascension High catcher Jack Cockrum has signed with the University of West Alabama,

Cockrum helped the Spartans to the Class 5A playoffs in the spring, earning All-District 6-5A and All-Metro honors. He batted .353 with 26 runs batted in.

MHS golf tourney

McKinley High will host its fifth annual golf tournament on July 8 at Zachary’s Copper Mill Golf Club.

Those interested in playing or providing a sponsorship for the fundraising tourney should contact McKinley Athletic Director Robert Signater at (225) 344-7696 or (225) 244-3607.

Open dates

McKinley High seeks a fall football scrimmage opponent.

Contact head football coach Signater at (225) 344-7696 or (225) 244-3607.

White Castle High needs to fill girls basketball open dates on Dec. 5, Dec. 9, Dec. 16, Jan. 6 and Jan. 13.

Call coach Tammy Pierce at (225) 545-3621 or send email to Tamypierce@ipsb.org.

Prep notables

The site of the Louisiana High School Athletic Association’s newly combined Top 28 basketball finals has a new name.

Bossier City’s 14,000-seat arena officially became the CenturyLink Center last week, thanks to a 10-year agreement between Bossier City and the CenturyTel Service Group, which began operating as CenturyLink in mid-2009.

CenturyLink will pay $3.2 million for the naming rights. The arena was previously called the CenturyTel Center.

  • Former East Ascension assistant football coach Jason Brown is joining the staff at Dutchtown High for 2011-12.

Also, DHS volleyball coach Patrick Ricks has been named associate athletic director for the Griffins.

Catholic High finished 42nd in the final Powerade Fab 50 ESPN RISE national high school baseball rankings.

The Bears advanced to the Class 5A semifinals before losing 3-2 to eventual state champion Jesuit-New Orleans.