The Bears have been busy on the athletic front as we approach the Easter Break. Here is an update on each sport as we close on post-season play.
The Diamond Bears have been on a tear down the stretch, winning 14 of its last 16 games. The Bears are on top of the 5-5A standings with a 7-1 record and are 21-7 overall. Click here to read more about the Bears’ 14-5 win on Saturday over Dutchtown in The Advocate.
Catholic closes the season this week with an engagement versus Division V power Claiborne Christian and a district doubleheader against Broadmoor.
TRACK & FIELD:
Coach Pete Boudreaux’s farewell season on the track isn’t over just yet, as the Bears have plenty of work left to do with the Class 5A state championship meet on the docket on May 4 at LSU. Until then, the Bears continue to pile up points and outdistance their opponents.
The Bears played the role of inhospitable host as it stacked up 226 points to win the Grizzly Relays. Click here to read more about the Grizzly Relays from The Advocate. CHS will look for another district title this Wednesday for 3:30 at the Pete Boudreaux Track Complex.
The Bears took an undefeated regular season record into Tuesday’s Metro championship at Beaver Creek in Zachary. Minus its top two players, who are out due to injury, the CHS golfers fought hard and came up three shots short of state power, University. The Bears shot 315 and were led by Brayden Seguin’s 73, good enough for fourth place in the individual standings.
Catholic returns to the links on Tuesday in the Division I, District 3 match at Greystone in Denham Springs. Catholic has never lost a district golf tournament in school history. St. Amant and Denham Springs appear to be the Bears’ biggest threat on Tuesday.
After the Catholic High tennis program captured Division I state titles in 2017 and 2018, nationally renowned coach Kyle Jackson decided to take the Bears on the road. In the last two years, the Bears have traveled to California, Florida, Alabama and Tennessee looking to compete against the best high school tennis players in the country.
Recently, the Bears won its third consecutive title at the McGill-Toolen Invitational in Mobile. The Bears defeated squads from Montgomery, Alabama, Huntsville, Alabama, New Orleans, and Niceville, Florida.
Coming up on Monday and Tuesday of this week will be the Division I, Region 2 tournament host by CHS. All matches will be held at Highland Road Park.
The bowling Bears came into the year off two consecutive Division I state runner-up finishes. The challenge was replacing a number of top bowlers over the last two seasons.
Senior Philip Thomas O’Neill was the leader for coach Robin Deck’s squad, finishing the regular season with the highest average in the state – a whopping 229! O’Neill backed that up by competing hard in the state finals, held at All Star Lanes in Baton Rouge, by finishing seventh overall in state with an 870. O’Neill had a high match of 254 in his four game series.
The drive on the path to a Louisiana High School Lacrosse League championship is on the horizon for the CHS lacrosse team. The Bears are 7-3 overall with a 4-1 district record. Its match with St. Paul’s was cancelled due to bad weather being forecast in the Baton Rouge area.
CHS is coming off a 15-8 throttling of Dutchtown last week and are hoping to use the victory for momentum going into the post-season. The Bears were ahead 7-5 at half and used an offensive onslaught to overpower the Griffins.
Stay tuned to the Catholic High website for playoff information or check out www.lhsll.com for updates.