09.06.17
Big Orange Wave Opens Season With Convincing Win

Like so many seasons past, the CHS cross country team opened with a convincing victory in the Bayou Boogie meet at Highland Road Park. The Bears compiled a low score of 39, besting runner-up John Curtis (105 points) by a comfortable margin on a boggy course. The Big Orange Wave were paced by junior Collin Hedges (16:28), who finished third, and fellow junior James Lalonde (16:31), who placed fifth. Christopher Cuntz ran seventh (16:49), Ben Langley placed eleventh (17:03) and Peter Kelly (17:09) rounded out the top five, finishing thirteenth. The Bears dominated the rest of the competition, including 5A...

09.06.17
Bears Win In Dramatic Fashion On Last Play Of The Game

The Bears decided to gift Gabe Fertitta with a dramatic, heart-pounding, last second win in his first game as CHS head football coach. The Bears and Parkview Baptist combined to score thirty-two points in the fourth quarter, a quarter that saw multiple lead changes and the winning score of 27-25 coming with no time on the clock. Cameron Dartez found Forrest Roy for a 12 yard completion in the back corner of the endzone as the final horn sounded. The play highlighted the perserverance of the Bears, who scored twice in the last three minutes plus to overcome the Eagles. The final,...

09.01.17
CHS Men's Club Hosts 82nd Annual Stag Barbecue

On Saturday, August 26, 2017, the CHS Men’s Club hosted its 82nd annual Stag Barbecue fundraiser.  Nearly 1,000 guests gathered to reconnect with old friends and feast on an incredible steak dinner with all the fixin’s. From faculty and staff, to parents, alumni and friends of the school, everyone enjoyed a wonderful evening of fellowship and great food. All proceeds from the event will be used to help support the mission and programs at Catholic High School.  The Men's Club has a long tradition of service to the Catholic High School community. The purpose of the club is to support...

08.31.17
BBN Broadcast Team Ready For Kickoff

John Burke, Dixon McMakin ’05 and David Butler ’77 will once again team-up to be the voices of the Bears on 104.5 ESPN Baton Rouge and the Bruin Broadcast Network's live stream for the 2017 season.  Burke, a graduate of LSU and veteran sports announcer with over 150 high school games to his credit, will be the Bears’ play-by-play man.“My experience with the CHS football program goes all the way back to 1997, when I was working in local TV sports. I’ve always admired the teams - they are prepared, they play hard and the coaching staff does things the...

08.31.17
Fifty-Nine CHS Alumni and Students Named AP Scholars by College Board

Fifty-nine students in the Catholic High School Class of 2017, 2018 and 2019 have earned the designation of AP Scholar by the College Board in recognition of their exceptional achievement on the college-level Advanced Placement Program (AP) Exams. Andrew Ford, Nicholas Mueller and Alexandre Van Biersel qualified for the National AP Scholar which is granted to students in the United States who receive an average score of at least 4 on all AP Exams taken, and scores of 4 or higher on eight or more of these exams. William Aguillard, Christopher Alumbaugh, Matthew Berdon, Hall Michael Braud, Zachary Crawford, Patrick...

08.31.17
Four CHS Students Represent Louisiana at National Judicial Competition

Catholic High students, Spencer Heitman, Drake Brignac, Jack Rittenberry and Stewart Roeling were chosen to participate in the National Judicial Competition in Chicago this past August. They represented Louisiana along with eleven other students from across the state. The candidates were chosen after an initial application and interview with Youth and Government alumni representatives. Knowledge of government and legal processes as well as an ability to articulate ideas and speak publicly were part of the selection criteria. This year was Louisiana’s first time to send a delegation and compete with delegates from 26 other states. NJC is facilitated by the...

08.31.17
Big Orange Wave Kicks Off 2017 Season

The Big Orange Wave will debut at Highland Road Park on Saturday, September 2, as another cross country season begins under longtime coach Pete Boudreaux. The Wave will compete in the Bayou Boogie, the longtime season opening meet in the Baton Rouge area, hosted by St. Michael. The first race scheduled to start at 8:00 a.m. The Wave enters the 2017 season as THE most successful program in Louisana cross country history, capturing 16 state titles and 10 state runner-up efforts. The program also has an unprecedented 27 district/metro titles in its history. At last Saturday's scrimmage against Episcopal, St....

08.29.17
Football Bears Shutout St. Michael in Jamboree

The CHS Bears used a relentless defensive effort and explosive plays from the offense to shutout the St. Michael Warriors 24-0 in the jamboree action last Friday night.   The Bears scored on four of their five drives with touchdowns coming from seniors Parker Smith and Beau Griffon.  Junior receiver Forrest Roy scored the other touchdown.  Junior quarterbacks Cameron Dartez and Jonathan Mestayer each threw a scoring pass versus the Warriors. Preston Stafford was perfect on three extra point attempts and the senior drilled a 41-yard field goal as well.  Senior Patrick Mensah electrified the Memorial Stadium crowd with three...

08.21.17
Senior Easton Hollis Participates in Collegiate Bowling Combine

Senior Easton Hollis was invited to participate in the Collegiate Bowling Combine in Arlington, Texas, Aug. 8-12, 2017, at the United States Bowling Congress International Training and Research Center which is also home of the USA Olympic Bowling Committee and the USA Bowling Team. Applicants were accepted into the Combine based on their bowling resume, achievements and qualifications. Approximately 100 student athletes were accepted to compete in the Combine from all over the world.  "I was very excited to be accepted into the Combine and have the opportunity to test my skills in such a competitive, exciting environment,” said Hollis....

08.21.17
CHS Senior Mason Maurer Takes It All In Prestigious Tournament

Catholic High senior Mason Maurer, headed to Grand Isle the last weekend of July to catch some rays, hang out with friends and fish in the oldest fishing tournament in the United States. What he did not expect was to walk away from the three-day tournament with the Best All-Around Angler Award.   Maurer placed first in the Jack Crevalle Division, with a haul of 26 lbs. 10 oz. He landed  a 24 lb. 2 oz. catch to finish second in the Barracuda Division. The Port Allen native topped everything off with a third place finish in the Spadefish Division, with...

08.20.17
Football Bears Start Pre-Season With Scrimmage Against Denham Springs

The Bears started their pre-season last week with a scrimmage at Denham Springs. The Bears outscored the Yellow Jackets 10-7 in the live quarter of play.   CHS football is under the direction of first year coach Gabe Fertitta after the 30 year tenure of legendary coach, Dale Weiner.  Fertitta previously served as the offensive coordinator for the 2014-2016 seasons and an earlier stint as an assistant coach from 2007-2009. Go Bears!  ...

08.18.17
Junior Lance Gaupp Attends Interlochen Art Camp

CHS junior Lance Gaupp was selected to participate in the Interlochen Arts Camp, the world’s premier summer music program for aspiring high school musicians. Gaupp, the son of Laura and John Gaupp, studied double bass, music theory and orchestra while at Interlochen.  Lance was the only student selected from submitted auditions from the state of Louisiana in grades 3-12. There were 18 double bass students at the high school level playing in both the Interlochen Philharmonic and the World Youth Symphony Orchestra. He was honored to study with Larry Hurst, former chair of the Department of strings, Jacobs School of...