The total of between five and six inches of rain that fell on or around the three Lafayette area courses made postponing the LHSAA’s state golf tournaments for boys and girls the only one to make, tourney organizer Robert Boudreaux said.
“Two of the three courses located above I-10 really took a lot of water,” Boudreaux said. “There is no way we could play Monday. If it clears and we can get a little sun, hopefully we’re good by Wednesday.”
Girls golf is set for Les Vieux Chenes in Lafayette. The Division I-III boys are scheduled to play at the Farm d’Allie Golf Club in Carencro, while Divisions II-IV are set for The Wetlands in Lafayette.
Athlete nominations sought
We’re on deadline, and so are the local schools planning to submit nominations for The Advocate’s Athlete of the Year awards this year.
Each spring, The Advocate sports staff honors one male athlete and one female athlete as the top athletes in the Baton Rouge area for the school year. The banquet to honor Athlete of the Year finalists and the Star of Stars in 15 sports is set for May 23 at the LHSAA office.
The nomination deadline is May 5. Schools can nominate boys and girls in grades 10 to 12. There are some parameters to follow. Nominees must be on track to meet the NCAA’s academic qualifying standards.
Schools should submit a complete list of their athlete’s accomplishments in 2015-16 in all sports, including statistics, postseason honors, etc.
This is not a sports specific award. The Star of Stars awards honor top athletes in individual sports and are selected by The Advocate sports staff. Nominations can be faxed to Robin Fambrough at (225) 388-0318 or submitted by email to email@example.com.
Nominations from family members and those not affiliated with a school will not be accepted. Email Fambrough with any questions about the nomination process.
The Dunham School’s Tre’ Scott signed to play basketball at Southern University-Shreveport during a ceremony held at the school Friday.
Three Dutchtown track and field competitors also signed during a ceremony at their school last week. Distance runner Ben Vasterling (Southeastern Louisiana), jumps specialist Nicole Broussard (UNO) and hurdler Zach Kilpatrick (Louisiana- Monroe) were the signees.
Sagrera honored twice
Former St. Joseph’s Academy pitcher Caroline Sagrera of Spring Hill College was selected as the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Starting Pitcher of the Year.
The senior right-hander struck out 264 batters in 193.2 innings over 36 appearances and 30 starts. She earned a 0.98 ERA in 2016 while building a 23-8 season record. She pitched 26 complete games with 12 shutouts, a shared shutout, one save and two no-hitters.
Sagrera also was honored as Spring Hill’s top female student/athlete.
Family ties brought former LSU softball coach Yvette Girouard to the Allstate Sugar Bowl/LHSAA Fast Pitch 56 state softball tournament on Saturday at Frasch Park.
Girouard was on hand to watch great nieces Emily and Elizabeth Link play for St. Joseph’s-Plaucheville.
Softball coaches in the Baton Rouge area will meet at 6:30 p.m. May 9 to select All-Metro teams. The meeting will be held in the Brusly High School cafeteria. Send nominations to Brusly coach Beau Bouvier at Beau.Bouvier@wbrschools.net.