Coach Darren Clark has Scotlandville baseball living up to its mantra _lowres

Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- Scotlandville second baseman Ivan Cain does infield drills at a Marche 30 practice.

Three Scotlandville baseball players are scheduled to sign scholarships at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday in the school’s library, while St. Michael the Archangel volleyball player Amari Bellard is set to sign 1:30 p.m. at her school.

Scotlandville utility player Da’Shaun Dotson is set to sign with Nebraska-based Doane University. Pitcher Ivan Cain Jr. and utility player Melvin Butler Jr. are signing with Baton Rouge Community College. Bellard is scheduled to sign with Nicholls State.

Baker sanctioned

Baker was fined $100 and placed on administrative probation for one year by the LHSAA because of a scholastic violation in track and field.

When the student-athlete becomes eligible, he/she will be required to sit out one track meet during the 2017 season.

Job openings

Broadmoor seeks a girls basketball coach and a baseball coach for 2016-17.

Contact Broadmoor Interim Principal Troy Boatner by calling (225) 926-1420 or sending email to

St. Michael the Archangel seeks a nonfaculty wrestling coach for 2016-17. Contact Athletic Director Tami McClure by email at or by calling (225) 753-9782.

Ex-Hornet draft bound

Former Scotlandville High boys basketball standout Damian Jones of Vanderbilt hired an agent to solidify his NBA draft plans late last week. The decision came after Jones received some lofty praise from former NBA star John Lucas.

In a Sunday night Tweet, Lucas said, “Just left gym with Damian Jones of Vanderbilt. His skill set is that of bigger version of Antonio McDyess. His athleticism intrigues you.”

The 7-foot Jones averaged 13.9 points and 6.9 rebounds a game while earning first-team All-Southeastern Conference honors from league’s coaches. Jones helped Scotlandville win back-to-back state titles in 2012 and 2013.

Prep notables

Madison Prep defensive lineman Bryan Jones has been nominated to play in the U.S. Army All-American game in January.

The 6-foot-5 Jones has become one of Louisiana’s top prospects for 2017.

Compiled by Robin Fambrough