Former Broadmoor High School boys basketball coach Ronnie Devall was inducted into the Broadmoor Athletic Hall of Fame on Thursday.

Devall won state titles in 1985 and 1987 with the Bucs. His 1985 team also was recognized on the 30th anniversary of its state title. Broadmoor finished 30-6 en route to the Class 4A title that year.

Broadmoor set a school record for wins by finishing 35-3 in its other 4A title season of 1987. Devall also led the Bucs to two quarterfinal appearances and later led Central to the quarterfinals.

He also served as principal at Central.

Eric Kelly, a player on the 1985 team and a current Broadmoor assistant coach, planned the event.

LHSAA stuff

The Louisiana High School Athletic Association begins its two-year classification process with a meeting at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the LHSAA office.

In addition to preparing for the classification meeting, the LHSAA issued penalty rulings involving five schools. Four of the sanctions involved basketball teams and three called for forfeits.

The Convenant Christian girls basketball team and Landry-Walker boys basketball team each had to forfeit one varsity game.

Convenant was cited for a self-reported scholastic violation and forfeited its Jan. 16 game against St. Martin’s Episcopal and fined $50. Landry-Walker forfeited a Jan. 8 game against West Jefferson because a player was mistakenly allowed play a game he was supposed to sit out after being ejected from the previous game fighting.

Landry-Walker was fined $100,

Shreveport’s C.E. Byrd was ordered to forfeit two junior varsity games because a player also played on an independent team during the season in violation of LHSAA rules. The school was fined $200.

West Jefferson was cited for a violation of contest limits and fined $250.

Alexandria’s Menard was cited for a scholastic violation in boys soccer and ordered to forfeit six games. The school was fined $200.

Recruiting, etc.

The Dunham School has scheduled a signing ceremony for football players Chase Day and Jyron Walker at 10:15 a.m. Monday in the upper school gymnasium.

Day signed with the University of Louisiana at Monroe and Walker signed with Penn last week.

The ceremony is a celebration for the school and family members who could not be present last week.

  • Two Brusly football players, defensive lineman Ken Hill and defensive back Caleb Henderson signed with Louisiana College last week. Linebacker Tyriece Flowers of East Feliciana also signed with the Wildcats.

DSHS Hall of Fame

Nominations are being accepted for the Denham Springs High School Athlete Hall of Fame.

The deadline to submit nominations is March 31. Nomination guidelines can be found on the school website at or can be picked up the school office.

Contact Jim Spring at (225) 588-0366 to obtain additional information on the nomination process.

All-Metro soccer meeting

The meeting to select the boys All-Metro soccer team is set for 7 p.m. March 2 at the Baton Rouge Soccer Association office located on Lobdell.

Coaches should plan to attend and send nominations to Rudy Valenciano at

Prep notables

University High girls basketball player Alanie Fisher scored her 1,200th point in last week’s District 7-3A victory over Brusly. Fisher was a key part of the Cubs’ Class 3A title team last spring and returned from a summer knee injury earlier this year. ... Baseball season officially begins this week. Central Private hosts a four-day tournament that begins Tuesday at the school. Silliman Institute, Oak Forest Academy, Centreville Academy, Ben’s Ford and Bowling Green School are set to compete.

Compiled by Robin Fambrough