06.16.17
CHS Trio Making Dreams Come True

By: William Weathers                                                                           The seeds for such dreams were sewn long before they ever reached Catholic High School or LSU. They were played out on youth league fields when Jordan Romero '13 and Josh Smith '16 were first teammates with the Baton Rouge Tigers, finishing as high as third in a national tournament. Romero was the first to arrive at Catholic High, followed...

06.14.17
CHS Ultimate Team Presents National Championship Trophy to CHS

The CHS Ultimate team, Bayou Hazard, presented their National Championship trophy to the school on Tuesday, June 15. The Bears defeated nationally ranked No. 2 Lakeside of Seattle to take home the national title in Rockford, Illinois. This is the first team in Catholic High history to win a national title.  “At the beginning of the year, this group of guys said that they wanted to compete for the national title,” said ultimate coach Michael Aguilar. “The other coaches and I laid out a schedule for them that meant coming to school at 6 a.m., that meant additional practice time...

06.12.17
CHS Baseball Players Receive All-State Recognition

The Catholic High baseball team enjoyed a magical run to the state finals this past season in the Division I playoffs.  The Bears captured a district title, then defeated St. Paul's twice and Holy Cross in the semifinals to reach the finals versus John Curtis and finish 2017 with a 29-9 record. The accolades keep coming as junior catcher Brennan Lambert was named to the 5A All-State first team as a utility player. Lambert, in his second season as a starter behind the plate, led the Bears with a .353 batting average. He also led the team in RBI with...

06.12.17
Track and Field Members Receive All-Metro and All-State Honors

Just when you thought the Catholic High track and field team was done racking up honors after another 5A state championship, more accolades were on their way. The Bears had seven athletes place in nine spots on the All-Metro team and two relay teams earned All-Metro honors. Kam Cummings was named Outstanding Track Performer for the Baton Rouge metro area based on his championships in the 110 and 300 meter hurdles. Sethan Hollier was the other Bear named to two events - the 100 and 200 meter sprints. Distance runners Collin Hedges (1600 meters) and Peter Laville (3200 meters) landed...

06.07.17
CHS Ultimate Team: 2017 NATIONAL CHAMPIONS!

NATIONAL CHAMPIONS - Wow!   The Catholic High Ultimate Team defeated nationally-ranked #2 Lakeside of Seattle, 13-10, last weekend to capture the ultimate frisbee high school national championship. The national title is believed to be the first of any kind for any team competing in Catholic High history.   The Bears went 6-0 in the national tourney held in Rockford, Illinois. Five of the victories came against nationally ranked opponents.  CHS came into the tourney ranked 12th nationally and was the 5 seed in Rockford. Lakeside was the 2 seed. The Bears finished the 2017 season with a 32-3 record...

05.22.17
CHS Announces 2017-2018 Grizzly Greats Athletic Hall of Fame Inductees

Catholic High School is proud to announce the Grizzly Great Athletic Hall of Fame inductees for the 2017-2018 year. Patrick Coogan ’93, Corey Gaines ’94, Major Applewhite ’97 and Donnie Jones ’99 will be formally inducted at the Grizzly Great Athletic Hall of Fame induction banquet in spring 2018. Corey Gaines graduated from Catholic High School in 1994 as a Man of the Year and one of the most prolific three-sport athletes in CHS history. As a three-year letterman in football, Gaines was a member of the 1992 district championship team and earned All-District as a defensive back. As a...

05.17.17
Baseball Bears Cap Off Great Season With Collegiate Signings

Five senior baseball players were honored for their commitment to play collegiate baseball on Tuesday, May 16. Payton Alexander and Patrick Crifasi will play for Loyola University, Cole Johnson with LSU-Eunice, Will Ethridge with Nicholls State and Parker Evans with Delgado. Coach Brad Bass also honored his players with end-of-season awards. Will Ethridge received an award for having the highest batting average on the team. Payton Alexander received the Golden Glove Award, Cole Johnson received the 110 Percent Award – The Brent Pecue Memorial Award, and Patrick Crifasi received the Atudent Athlete Award – The Clyde Didier Memorial Award.  Also...

05.17.17
Tennis Team Hosts Inaugural CHS Tour of Champions

Alumni and members of the local tennis community had the opportunity to compete against the Catholic High state champion tennis team at the inaugural CHS Tour of Champions. Guests competing against the high school champions included local tennis professionals, past nationally ranked junior tennis players as well as Catholic High alumni who also won State when they competed at CHS. Highland road was the site where two Shreveport natives amassed the most wins. Jonathan Howard, a nationally ranked junior and state champion at Loyola College Prep, as well as fellow Shreveport native and state champion at Byrd High School, Jonathan...

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...

05.11.17
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...

05.10.17
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
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'...

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