Competitors from Baton Rouge and New Orleans dominate the list of top seeds in Division I going into this weekend’s Louisiana High School Athletic Association’s State Wrestling Tournament.
Brother Martin-New Orleans has six top seeds, while Catholic High has three. Brother Martin’s top seeds are Mason Mauro (106-pound class), Paul Klein (120), Austin Meyn (126), Daniel Albrecht (170), Kyle Delaune (182) and Ross Brister (285).
James Claitor (138), Brandon Luckett (160) and Myles Nash (220) are Catholic’s top seeds.
St. Paul’s Connor Campo (41-0 at 132) and Comeaux’s Tyrek Malveaux (37-0 at 152) are the only unbeatens in Division I. Jesuit’s Mitch Capella at 113 (38-2) and Manny Armour at 195 (43-2) are the New Orleans area’s top seeds along with Rummel’s Tyler Frame at 145 (26-2).
Holy Cross and Teurlings Catholic each have three top seeds in Division II. Dyan Soileau at 113 (27-5), Alex Nicoscia at 120 (39-5) and George Benoit at 138 (36-5) are Holy Cross’ top seeds. Helen Cox’s Jorge Sanchez Jr. at 132 (35-9) is another New Orleans-area top seed.
Teurlings’ top seeds are Brock Bonin at 106 (30-7), Travis Thibodeaux at 152 (33-8) and Nick Schneider at 182 (43-5). Live Oak’s Cody Hill is a No. 1 seed at 126 (54-5).
John Curtis and Rayne each have three No. 1 seeds in Division III. Prentice Spurlock at 106 (23-6), Baron Clofer at 170 (19-3) and Spencer Lemoine at 285 (32-0) are Curtis’ top seeds. Austin Bohne at 160 (32-10), Billy Marcantel at 195 (34-2) and Brennan McKnight at 220 (28-5) are Rayne’s top seeds.
Brusly has two top seeds in Wyatt LeJeune at 120 (36-15) and Trevor Schermer at 132 (36-4). Redemptorist’s Grant Godso at 145 (34-3) is the Baton Rouge-area’s other No. 1 seed. Thomas Jefferson’s Brent Matherne at 138 (49-6) and De La Salle’s Alex Martin at 152 (41-6) are other No. 1 seeds from New Orleans.
St. Amant’s Scott Arceneaux has been selected as the Southeast Athletic Trainers Association District IX Athletic Trainer of the Year by the National Athletic Trainers Association.
Arceneaux, who has served as the Gators’ athletic trainer for 17 years, is the first Louisiana winner of the award. The NATA’s District IX includes Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Tennessee, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands.
“This is a real honor, not just for me, but the our school, our parish and the state of Louisiana,” Arceneaux said. “And it speaks for the work that we’ve done to make some initiatives a reality and improve the care athletes receive.”
According to his résumé, Arceneaux has been teaching a sports medicine course for 16 years. He developed a course that was approved for Louisiana by the Board of Elementary and Secondary Schools and is now taught in more than 50 schools.
The Louisiana High School Athletic Association will announce its basketball playoffs pairings for boys and girls teams after 2 p.m. Thursday. The LHSAA playoffs begin next week.
Two Baton Rouge-area boys teams and two girls teams are listed atop the LHSAA’s final power ratings before the playoffs. Two New Orleans-area girls teams were listed as top seeds.
Class 1A Christian Life, the defending Class 1A state champion, and Class B Madison Prep are the boys teams. Albany in 2A and University in 1A are the girls teams. Warren Easton in 4A and 1A West St. John are the New Orleans-area girls schools with a No. 1 rating.
The Louisiana High School Basketball Coaches Association will conduct regional 3-point shooting contests on Saturday at Catholic High and at North Vermilion-Maurice.
Registration starts at 9:30 a.m. at both sites with the contests set for at 10 a.m. for boys and girls competitors. All entrants must come from schools whose coaches are members of the LHSBCA.
Participants are required to wear their school’s game uniform. The top finishers advance to the state competition that will be held in conjunction with the Louisiana High School Coaches Association all-star games next month.
Coed schools can enter two boys and two girls competitors. All-boys and all-girls schools can enter two players.
All participants under the age of 18 must submit a permission form signed by their parent or legal guardian to be eligible to compete.