05.15.17
CHS Baseball Team Ends Season As State Runners-Up

Head baseball coach Brad Bass said it best when he addressed his team after Saturday's game, "The relationships that we have built here and the family that we have formed defines who we are, not the outcome of one game."  So true. The Bears lost 5-0 in the Division I state championship game on Saturday afternoon to John Curtis at McMurry Park in Sulphur. The state runners-up were no hit at the plate by the John Curtis pitcher despite battling and competing in every pitch of each at-bat. CHS starter Austin Andrishok took his "A game" to the mound, going...

05.12.17
CHS Junior Invited To Attend Ashbrook Academy Summer Program

Junior Joseph Noguera-Zuniga has been accepted to attend the Ashbrook Academy summer program for the first session on the foundations of America through the Civil Rights Movement. The Ashbrook Academy is a summer program designed for rising high school juniors and seniors who share a deep interest in American history and politics. The Academy invites students to consider the American experiment as a historical triumph, a victory for reason and the human spirit that warrants grateful celebration but also demands serious study. The Academy meets for seven days (June 18-24, 2017) at the Ashbrook Center on the campus of Ashland...

05.11.17
CHS Freshman Jefferson Koonce Earns The Rank Of Eagle Scout

Catholic High freshman Jefferson Koonce has earned the rank of Eagle Scout. Koonce is a member of BSA Troop 1, chartered from First United Methodist Church. To earn this rank, a Scout must progress through six ranks, earn a minimum of 21 merit badges, serve in several leadership positions within his troop and provide service to the community. In addition, a Scout must plan, develop and give leadership to a service project for a religious or community organization. For his Eagle Scout project, Koonce worked with THRIVE Academy, a free, college preparatory, charter boarding school for students in grades six-twelve....

05.11.17
Athletes Honored at Spring Sports Convocation

Catholic High School honored members of the golf, lacrosse, tennis, and track and field at the Spring Sports Convocation on Wednesday, May 10, 2017. Athletes received varsity letterman certificates, and special awards were presented in each sport. Award recipients in track and field were Kam Cummings, Outstanding Trackman; Zach Tom, Outstanding Fieldman; Collin Hedges, Outstanding Distance Man (The Brett Devall Memorial Award); and Jacob Thornton, Coach's Award. Awards in lacrosse went to Holden David, Outstanding Offensive Player; Alex Perrodin, Outstanding Defensive Player; Beau Abadie, Most Valuable Player; and Clayton Rives, Coach's Award. Receiving awards in tennis were Nick Watson, Most...

05.11.17
Juniors Evan Dille and Stephen Gaudin Accepted To 2017 Naval Academy Summer Seminar

Congratulations to CHS juniors Evan Dille and Stephen Gaudin for being accepted to the 2017 United States Naval Academy’s Summer Seminar. The program offers the opportunity for rising high school seniors to visit the Naval Academy for one week during the summer. During the six-day session, participants will become part of the Academy, living on campus and eating in the dining hall, participating in academic and leadership workshops and experiencing a variety of other activities on the campus. The application process is highly selective, focusing on the applicant's academic performance, achievement in leadership, athletics and extracurricular activities....

05.10.17
Baseball Bears Are "Sulphur Bound"

"Sulphur Bound" is the rallying cry for the CHS baseball team and its fans as the travel to Sulphur tonight for the Division I semifinal match-up with the Holy Cross Tigers of New Orleans. The first pitch is set for 7 p.m. Junior Brady Hebert (5-0, 2.53 ERA) is on the mound for the Bears (28-8). Loyola University signee Brenden Taravella, gets the start for the Tigers (24-11).  Taravella, Trace Messina and Cole Nalesnik of Holy Cross are future teammates at Loyola with Bears Payton Alexander and Patrick Crifasi. Others Bears who will be playing at the next level are...

05.10.17
Juniors Compete in LA High School Bass Fishing State Championship

Louisiana has long been billed as "The Sportsman's Paradise" because of its unending outdoor possibilities.  Two juniors, Jordan Davenport and Ian Madere, have taken advantage of those limitless possibilities and have brought bass fishing to Catholic High. The two Bears competed in the B.A.S.S. Louisiana High School State Championship on April 28 and 29.  The fishing tournament was launched out of Bayside Marina in Pierre Part with the weigh-in at Bass Pro in Denham Springs.  The CHS duo finished eighth of 92 high school teams with a five fish limit of 10.7 pounds. Davenport and Madere qualified for the B.A.S.S....

05.10.17
CHS Students Excel on National Latin Exam

Fifty-four Latin students won awards for their outstanding performance on the 2017 National Latin Exam in March. The NLE is an annual academic contest sponsored by the American Classical League and the National Junior Classical League. More than 150,000 students across the country and the world participate in the exam. Questions cover topics on Latin grammar, reading comprehension, mythology, derivatives, literature, Roman life, history, geography, oral Latin and Latin in use in the modern world. These young Latin scholars will be honored at the Academic Convocation in the Fall. Latin II students Grant Alumbaugh ’19, Hunter Doiron ’19 and Philip...

05.10.17
Baseball Bears - The Comeback Kids

What a finish! It took ten innings, but the Baseball Bears were victorious, 5-4, over the Holy Cross Tigers in the Division I semifinals. Junior catcher Brennan Lambert drove in senior Cole Johnson for the deciding run to advance the Bears to the state championship game on Saturday, May 13, at 3:00 p.m. Sophomore Brock Perry (4-2) picked up the win in relief of junior Brady Hebert. Both pitchers tossed five innings, struck out seven, threw seventy percent strikes and gave up just one earned run apiece. Johnson, Lambert and senior Payton Alexander all contributed two hits to the Bears'...

05.09.17
Taylor Fontenot Awarded ROTC Minuteman Scholarship

Congratulations to CHS senior Taylor Fontenot for receiving the Army Reserve Officers’ Training Corps’(ROTC) Minuteman Scholarship. Introduced in 2015 to identify and recruit highly qualified cadets, the scholarship recognizes individuals who have achieved a meritorious record in academic studies, extracurricular participation and athletic activities. Recipients have also demonstrated exceptional leadership potential, as well as an expressed desire to serve as an officer in the United States Army. The scholarship covers full tuition and fees.  ...

05.08.17
Baseball Bears Advance To Semifinals In The Division I State Tournament

The baseball Bears entered the Division I quarterfinals after a 13-day layoff due to the new, convoluted rules involving the select playoff system. The Bears hosted St. Paul's and needed three games to defeat the St. Paul's Wolves in the bets two-of-three series.   In game one, the Bears needed eleven innings of work to finally dispose of the Wolves, 5-4. Cole Johnson's walkoff walk was the deciding factor in the extra inning game. Brady Hebert threw 4.1 innings of relief to get the win. In game two, St. Paul's scored two runs in the bottom of the sixth to...

05.08.17
CHS Track and Field: 2017 State Champions!

Some things never change - heat from the Sun, taxable income and Catholic High dominating at the 5A state track and field meet. The Bears scored 90 points and defeated its next closest opponent, John Curtis, by a whopping 48 points. The state title was the fifth consecutive for coach Pete Boudreaux's Bears and 29th overall in the sport.   Before running events began on Saturday aftenoon, the Bears got off to a great start with a 34-point effort in the throws. Seniors Jacob Thornton and Cole McKnight, a future ULM athlete, went one-two in the javelin for 18 points....