Baton Rouge Area Weekly Notebook Presented By Trade Construction • May 24

by Jerit Roser // Capital Area High School Correspondent

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Summer league basketball tips off Wednesday

The annual Baton Rouge area summer boys basketball league at Woodlawn High will tip off its five weeks of action Wednesday.

Thirty-eight varsity and junior varsity teams from 20 different schools around the Capital City area will play twice each week from this Wednesday and Thursday through June 23.

The group will include back-to-back Class 2A champions Port Allen, 2018 Class 5A champion Walker and Class 1A champion White Castle and 2014, 2015 and 2015 Class 3A champion University Lab among the field.

Ascension Catholic promotes DC to football HC

Longtime assistant Chris Schexnayder will take the reins of the Ascension Catholic football program.

The Hanson Memorial alumnus has spent the past nine years at the Donaldsonville program — most recently as coach Benny Saia’s defensive coordinator — after early roles as Catholic (Pointe Coupee), Central Catholic and E.D. White.

Saia, the head coach at Dutchtown for a decade and a half, retired in April after two seasons with the Bulldogs.

Woodlawn tabs alumna to lead girls basketball

Woodlawn welcomed alumna Alicia Dedeaux home this past week to coach her alma mater’s girls basketball program.

The former all-district and all-metro player and multisport athlete — also competing in softball, cross country and tennis — has led the Glen Oaks girls for the past 12 years and served as the school’s athletic director for the past 11.

Prior to her tenure at Glen Oaks, she coached at the former Lee High (now Liberty Magnet).

“I think we have hired a high-quality, high-character coach to run our girls’ basketball program,” Woodlawn Athletic Director Elmo Fernandez said in a news release from the school. “Coach Dedeaux comes to us with a great deal of experience, and she has a proven record.”