Ascension Athletics for June 16, 2016 _lowres

Lyle Johnson

At the Trey Altick Classic in North Louisiana this weekend, the St. Amant Gators went 1-3, losing the opener 11-10 to Neville in a nail biter. The Airline Vikings shut out the Gators 1-0 in game 2. The Gators lost the third game to West Monroe 5-2 then handed Captain Shreve a walloping defeat by the score of 13-3 in six innings.

Justin Duhon had a highlight reel performance as he went 3-5 with a three-run homer over the left field fence, a double and he finished with 5 RBIs.

The East Ascension Spartans went 1-3 in the Trey Altick Classic as well. The Airline Vikings handed the Spartans a 1-0 loss. Captain Shreve took the second game from the Spartans by the score of 11-7. The Spartans made a comeback in the third game as East Ascension won 2-0 over West Monroe. T. Babin was the winning pitcher in a great outing. In the final game of the tournament for the Spartans, West Ouachita won 4-3 with a walk off sacrifice fly in the bottom of the seventh inning.

The Dutchtown Griffins lost the opener in the Covington Tourney to St. Paul’s in a 1-0 shutout. The Griffins took on Fontainebleau in the second game. At the end of four, the score was tied 3-3 when Brandt Fritsche and Tyler Boeding both hit run-scoring doubles in the fifth inning to give the Griffins a 7-3 lead. Dutchtown went on to take the game 10-5 with Hunter Sanford getting the win in relief. Northshore took the final game from the Griffins 15-5.

On Friday night, the Jay Patterson Shootout begins with action at Spartan field when Destrehan takes on Brother Martin at 4 p.m. and East Ascension faces Archbishop Rummel in the nightcap at 6:30 p.m.

At St. Amant, the action begins with Dutchtown taking on Shaw at 4 p.m. and the Gators taking on Jesuit in the nightcap at 6:30 p.m.

Day 2 of the Jay Patterson Shootout at Spartan field will see East Ascension taking on Brother Martin at 10 a.m., and Dutchtown will play Brother Martin at 12:30 p.m.

Dutchtown then takes on Jesuit at 3 p.m., and the Spartans will play Jesuit at 5:30 p.m. to round out all the action at Spartan field.

At St. Amant, the Gators will play Shaw in the 10 a.m. opener and Shaw will take on Destrehan at 12:30 p.m. Destrehan will take the field again at 3 p.m. and take on Archbishop Rummel then Rummel will turn around and take on St. Amant at 5:30 p.m. in the final game.

Tennis wrap-up

The East Ascension tennis teams took one on the chin as University High handed both the girls and boys defeats. The girls lost 5-0 and the boys lost 4-1. In the singles matches for the girls, B. Rodman, University, defeated T. Meyers 6-0, 6-0; and E. Armstrong, University, defeated A. Parks 6-1, 6-0. In the doubles matches, B. Walters and J. Leonard, University, defeated B. Holley and M. Muscarello 6-0, 6-0; M.M. Sanchez and M. Sanchez, University, defeated M. Ong and V. Luong 6-2, 6-1; and S. Marucci and E. Schwab, University, defeated S. Weber and Y. Chavez 6-2, 6-1.

In the boys singles matches, A. Mukheyee, University, defeated H. Decoteau 6-0, 6-0; and C. McNamara, University, defeated J. Kesler 6-2, 6-1

In the doubles matches, A. Gardiner and J.K. Schwab, University, defeated C. Tew and A. Villegas 6-0, 6-0; J. Colletti and A. Villegas, East Ascension, defeated M. Beycock and M. Willson 6-3, 7-6, (10-5); and M. Vick and B. Harris, University, defeated V. Fox and S. Bonnette 6-0, 6-2.

Bass tournament slated

Jason Bland was injured nine years ago in a crash that resulted in an amputation of his right lower leg. That incident led Bland to become involved with Acadiana Amputee Support Group, which led to the beginning of Trinity Outdoor Disabled Adventures.

Over the last six years, T.O.D.A. has been able to raise over $250,000 with last year’s activities bringing in the neighborhood of $140,000. The money is used to bring kids and adults on trips to the outdoors. Past trips included deer, predator and hog hunting in Texas, Mississippi and Louisiana, and along with multiple fresh water and salt water fishing trips in and around Southern Louisiana including the yearly Friends Fellowship Fishing Extravaganza, which draws about 120 disabled individuals a day to just enjoy the outdoors.

One of the annual fundraisers is the Trinity Outdoors Bass Classic. The second annual event will be held out of Cabela’s on April 15. First place for the heaviest 5-bass stringer is guaranteed $10,000, and the angler catching the heaviest bass will take home $1,000.

For information, visit or call Jason Bland at (225) 715-9581, Matt Matherne at (337) 652-1329, Kevin Theriot at (225) 252-2077 or Eugene Hoover at (225) 206-0750.

Lyle Johnson covers sports for The Ascension Advocate. He can be contacted at or