CHS Championships
06 Nov 2018

Championships have been a way of life for Catholic High when it comes to athletics. 

Championships have been a way of life for Catholic High when it comes to athletics.  Last week was just another example of athletic excellence and dominance coming from Hearthstone Drive.

The cross country and swim teams both captured Metro and City championships, respectively, in impressive fashion over the weekend, while the football team won itself a share of a district title on Friday night.

Those in attendance at Highland Road Park saw maybe the most dominating performance of ANY Catholic High cross country team.  Coach Pete Boudreaux’s Wave scored a low twenty points, placing five runners in the 2nd through 6th scoring positions.  The Wave also took 8th and 9th places to put seven runners in the top nine spots at the Metro championship.  Eleven runners finished in the top twenty in a race that saw over two-hundred competitors.  

James Lalonde was the Metro runner-up, coming in second in a three mile clocking of 15:39.  Owen Simon finished third, Chris Cuntz was fourth, Zach Morgan placed fifth, and Collin Hedges crossed the line sixth overall for CHS.

The Wave takes to the course on Saturday in the Regional championships held at Highland Road Park.  The varsity race will go off at 9am with a berth in the Class 5A cross country championship on the line.  

The middle school state championship will start at noon with 8th grader Grayson Boudreaux (3rd in last week’s two mile jaunt) competing.

The CHS swim team splashed away from the competition and extended its impressive streak of winning 29 consecutive Capital City League titles.  The swim team is led by CHS alum and former swimmer, Doug Logsdon, a member of multiple City titles in the pool and as head coach.

“The guys went out to dominate and improve times over the weekend.  We are always looking at building depth as a team and we always find guys who can help at state in Sulphur.  The City title streak is great and is awesome for Catholic High.  We are now focused on preparing for Sulphur and putting ourselves in position to bring the championship back to Catholic High.  Jesuit will be a formidable opponent next weekend”, said Logsdon.

The state championship will take place next weekend in Sulphur.  Check out the link below for The Advocate’s story on the Catholic victory at Crawfish Aquatics last weekend.

https://www.theadvocate.com/baton_rouge/sports/high_schools/article_5a0efc84-dadd-11e8-b44e-2fd37e5f15f8.html

The football Bears scored early and often against district rival en route to a 45-7 pasting of Dutchtown.  The Bears moved to 8-1 overall and 4-0 in District 5-5A play and are the #3 ranked team in the LSWA Class 5A poll.  Catholic will face 1-8 Broadmoor to close out the regular season on Friday night at 7pm.  The Bears will travel to Broadmoor for the game and a win would guarantee an outright district championship for coach Gabe Fertitta’s gang.

The Bears are currently the #2 team in the latest Division I power ratings and are assured of a first round bye in the LHSAA playoffs that begin next weekend.  CHS will host a quarterfinal round game on November 16th against an opponent to be determined.  Kickoff would be at 7pm and Memorial Stadium will likely host the event.