12.13.16
Four CHS Seniors Earn The Rank Of Eagle Scout

Catholic High School seniors Daniel Ourso, Andrew Schoonmaker, Taylor Fontenot and Hagan Dalton have earned the rank of Eagle Scout. The young men are members of BSA Troop 888. 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. Eagle Scout Service Projects: Daniel Philip Ourso - Worked with St. Vincent De Paul to make and distribute over...

12.12.16
Catholic High School’s Dale Weiner Retires From Coaching

Longtime Catholic High School head football coach Dale Weiner announced today he is retiring as head football coach at Catholic High School. Weiner, who began his coaching career in 1975 as an assistant at Catholic High of Pointe Coupee, was named head football coach at Catholic High School in 1987. He will remain at Catholic High on staff as a full-time faculty member. “After much prayer and thought, I have decided that after 30-years as the head football coach at Catholic High, it is time to serve the school in a different role. I owe so much to our school...

12.12.16
Band Members Selected To District IV Honor Band

Ten band members were selected to District IV Band Directors’ Honor Band to perform at Southeastern Louisiana University, January 12-14. The following band members were selected to Honor Band: Symphonic Band  Brian Long: 2nd chair alto sax Zane Piontek: 1st chair tenor sax Ryan DeVillier: 1st chair bari sax Carmelo Riazuelo: 2nd chair French horn Miguel Clouatre: 6th chair French horn  Clay Kershaw: 1st chair trombone  Lance Gaupp: 1st chair string bass Concert Band Jake Rovira: 1st chair bassoon  Helen Alford: 3rd chair bass clarinet  Mark Belou: 1st chair bass trombone  Joel Keller: alternate clarinet   ...

12.11.16
CHS Hoopsters Come Up Short Against The Blue Jays

The Bears traveled to New Orleans on Friday, Dec. 16 and dropped a 41-30 decision to the Jesuit Blue Jays. The Jays built a 19-12 halftime lead and held off the Bears in the second half with solid defensive play. The Bears dropped to 7-4 on the season.   CHS will compete in the Country Day Classic beginning Monday, Dec. 19 at 2 p.m. against East St. John of Class 5A.  All games will take place on the campus of Metairie Park Country Day in Metairie. The tournament bracket can be found below. Along with the Bears, top teams competing...

12.09.16
CHS Graduate Major Applewhite '97 Named Next Head Football Coach At Houston

Catholic High graduate Major Applewhite '97, has been named the next head football coach at the University of Houston. Applewhite, who served as offensive coordinator for the Cougars under former Houston coach Tom Herman, played quarterback for the Bears from 1993-1997. Following graduation from Catholic High, Applewhite had a successful career at the University of Texas, playing quarterback for the Longhorns from 1998-2001. He has had previous coaching stints at at UT and Rice.  Read the official announcement from the University of Houston....

12.08.16
Athletes Recognized At Fall Sports Convocation

Members of the cross country, football and swimming teams were recognized at the Fall Sports Convocation on Wednesday, Dec. 7 in the school gymnasium. Varsity letterman certificates were presented in each sport. Major Awards included: Cross Country Award Recipients Eric Anderson - Coach's Award Thomas Laville - Outstanding Runner Award Caleb Dugas - Orange Wave Award Football Award Recipients Zack Crawford - Team Captain Award Ben Miles - Team Captain Award Jared Small - Most Improved Award Parker Fontenot - Special Teams Award D.J. Rousseau - Golden Grizzly Award (The Steve Deumite Memorial Award) James Berrigan - Coach's Award Aaron...

12.08.16
CHS Junior Stephen Gaudin Achieves Perfect Score On ACT

Catholic High School junior Stephen Gaudin, son of Mr. and Mrs. Steve Gaudin of Baton Rouge, earned the highest possible ACT composite score of 36. On average, less than one-tenth of one percent of students who take the ACT earn a top score. In the U.S. high school graduating class of 2016, only 2,235 out of nearly 2.1 million graduates who took the ACT earned a composite score of 36. “I was pretty surprised when I found out I got a 36 on the ACT,” said Gaudin. “I thought I did well, but I wasn't expecting a perfect score. Getting...

12.07.16
CHS Hoopsters Make It A Clean Sweep

Congratulations to the freshman, junior varsity and varsity basketball teams for their wins over Tara last night at the Bear Cave. The varsity Bears used a strong defensive performance holding the Trojans to just eight first half points on their way to a 50-34 win. The Bears move to 7-2 on the season, and will face the Plaquemine High Green Devils on Friday, Dec. 9. Tipoff is at 7:15 at the Plaquemine High gym. Check out The Advocate write up on the game. Advocate staff photo by Hilary Scheinuk...

12.05.16
CHS/SJA Wind Ensemble And Schola Cantorum Presents "A Candlelight Christmas"

The CHS/SJA Wind Ensemble and Schola Cantorum will perform "A Candlelight Christmas," the final Christmas Concert of the season, on Friday, Dec. 9, at the LSU Union Theater.  Admission to the concert is free, but seating is limited.  Advanced order tickets are no longer available at CHS. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. for anyone who already has a ticket.  Those without tickets may enter the theater at 6:45 p.m. until house full.   Join us Friday as the CHS/SJA Wind Ensemble and Schola Cantorum takes the audience through the story of Christmas with the sounds of the season. Narrated by WBRZ's John Pastorek, "A Candlelight...

12.05.16
Basketball Team Goes 3-1 In Prestigious CYO Tournament

The CHS basketball team went 3-1 in the prestigious CYO Tournament in New Orleans on Wednesday, Nov. 30. Head Coach Mark Cascio's group showed guts and character against solid competition during tournament play and was a few points from possibly playing in the championship game. A wrap up on the CYO: Holy Cross: The Bears opened with a come from behind victory over the Tigers of the Catholic League in the opener, 60-52. The Bears rallied from 16 points down to force overtime and dominated in the extra frame to win by eight. John Curtis: In the second round, the...

12.05.16
CHS Wrestlers Take Third In Catholic High Duals

The CHS wrestling team took 3rd in the Catholic High Duals on Saturday, Dec. 3. The Bears posted a 4-1 record on the weekend and Jacob Fereday went undefeated on the weekend in the 170 pound division. Fereday is now 21-1 on the season. The Bears defeated Division I rivals Zachary (78-6), McKinley (63-18) and Dutchtown (69-9). The Bears defeated Division III power Brusly by a score of 46-31. The lone loss for CHS was to Alabama power Hoover High. The dual ended in a 31-31 tie, but the Bears lost to Hoover on the ninth tiebreaker criteria. You read...

12.02.16
CHS Juniors And Seniors Experience History Firsthand On D.C. Trip

CHS juniors and seniors spent their Thanksgiving break in Washington, D.C., experiencing firsthand the Civics and American History lessons they are learning in the classroom. A combined total of 174 students from CHS and SJA rode four charter buses to Washington, D.C. on Sunday, November 20, and returned on Saturday, November 26.  While in the nation’s capital, students visited some of the country’s most historical monuments and museums. The group took an illuminated memorial night tour, which included visits to the Jefferson Memorial, the Korean War Memorial, the Lincoln Memorial, Vietnam Wall Memorial and the Iwo Jima Memorial. They also...