by Lee Hiller // Northwest Louisiana High School Correspondent
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Several area schools picked up state championships as the Louisiana High School Athletic Association held the State Powerlifting Championships at the University of Louisiana-Monroe.
Calvary and Cedar Creek battled each other for titles in both boys and girls competition. The Calvary girls edged out Cedar Creek 55-54 with the Cougars getting the boys title with 58-53 advantage over the second place Cavaliers.
The Calvary girls were led by individual state champions Emma Grace Lazarus (97 lb. class), Caitlyn Perser (105), Aubrey Mayo (123), Skylar Odom (132) and Hannah Guerrero (165). Cedar Creek had three take first place in Emma Moore (114), Ainsley Riley (148) and Olivia Salter (181).
Cedar Creek boys taking home state championships were Lawson Lillo (123), Jed Worthey (132), Jackson Cuthbert (220), Caden Lillo (242), Trace Barnett (275). Calvary lifters finishing first included Jordan Wallace (148), Joseph Wilson (198) and Johnathan Elie (275+) while Ringgold’s Tyrin Cunningham won the 181 pound weight class.
Many’s boys took home the Division IV title scoring 38 points to second place Pope John Paul II’s 31. London Williams was Many’s lone individual state champ while Chase Higginbotham (123), Evan Williams (148), and Terrance Williams (242) all finished second.
Below is a list of top 5 finishers from area schools:
123 lbs – 2. Christopher Strong, Parkway, 1015 total weight
132 – 3. Colin Moran, Natchitoches Central, 1015; 6. DeAngelo Steadman, Southwood, 950
242 – 3. James Jackson, Natchitoches Central, 1420
275 – 4. Dennis Williams, Ruston, 1350
SHW – 5. Troyce Morris, Southwood, 1420
132 – 3. Britain Bickham, Northwood, 785
198 – 5. Jeremiah James, Northwood, 1105
242 – 3. Marques Hampton, North DeSoto, 1205
SHW – Gary Kappleman, North DeSoto, 1415
123 – 2. Chase Higginbotham, Many, 795
132 – 2. Tanner Gardner, Lakeview, 800
148 – 2. Evan Williams, Many, 920; 3. Ethan Williams, Many, 895
165 – 1. London Williams, Many, 1370; 4. Sardavion Darwin, Many, 1100
242 – 2. Terrance Williams, Many, 1340; 3. Nick Tatum, Many, 1225
275 – 4. Adam Miller, Many, 1195
SHW – 5. Derek Kirts, Lakeview, 1165
123 – 1. Lawson Lillo, Cedar Creek, 850; 2. Nick Jones, Cedar Creek, 825
132 – 1. Jed Worthey, Cedar Creek, 1040; 2. Roderick Harris, Calvary, 1000
148 – 1. Jordan Wallace, Calvary, 1105; 4. Parker Newman, Cedar Creek 995; 5. Seneca Lee, Calvary, 990
165 – 3. Will Debargas, St. Mary’s, 980; 4. Dalton Lang, Calvary, 975
181 – 1. Tyrin Cunningham, Ringgold, 1135; 2. Dustin Lang, Calvary, 1110; 3. Owen Robinson, Cedar Creek, 1100
198 – 1. Joseph Wilson, Calvary, 1265; 2. Carson Riley, Cedar Creek, 1260
220 – 1. Jackson Cuthbert, Cedar Creek, 1365; 2. Kolton Norsworthy, St. Mary’s, 1165; 3. Landon Mayeaux, Calvary, 1160
242 – 1. Caden Lillo, Cedar Creek, 1480; 2. Jordan Byrd, Calvary, 1320; 4. Cole Fisher, St. Mary’s, 1015; 5. Christopher Smith, St. Mary’s, 975
275 – 1. Trace Barnett, Cedar Creek, 1390; 2. Parker Malone, Calvary, 1390; 5. Jace Miley, St. Mary’s, 1200
275+ – 1. Johnathan Elie, Calvary, 1365; 2. Ben Merchant, Cedar Creek, 1285
114 – 5. Mackenzie Rachal, Natchitoches Central, 495
123 – 1. Jayda White, Natchitoches Central, 670
132 – 1. Mackenzie Johnson, Natchitoches Central, 745; 5. Christian Jones, Woodlawn, 650
148 – 5. Celine Thomas, Woodlawn, 705
181 – 2. Kara Pullig, Natchitoches Central, 820
SHW – 2. Sharissa Johnson, Natchitoches Central, 1055; 4. Karley Holtzclaw, Benton, 915
123 – 4. Harley Yoder, Northwood, 555
165 – 4. Kelcie Remedes, North DeSoto, 595
181 – Addyson Hemphill, Northwood, 615
220 – 4. Kendall Odums, North DeSoto, 600
97 – 3. Emma Hatten, Lakeview, 375
148 – 5. Summer Paddie, Many, 680
SHW – 4. Serenity Bush, Lakeview 660; 5. Addysage Seay, Lakeview, 600
97 – 1. Emma Grace Lazarus, Calvary, 540; 2. Alli Johnson, Cedar Creek, 400
105 – 1. Caitlyn Perser, Calvary, 540; 2. Kenley Brasher, Cedar Creek, 525; 4. Cantley Mulford, Calvary, 425; 5. Courtney Ogden, Haynesville, 370
114 – 1. Emma Moore, Cedar Creek, 660; 2. Breanne Jones, Calvary, 520; 3. Pamela Lee, Calvary, 475
123 – 1. Aubrey Mayo, Calvary, 765; 3. Madelyn Carrol, Cedar Creek, 695; 4. Bailey Barber, Calvary, 640
132 – 1. Skylar Odom, Calvary, 765; 2. Peyton Muse, Cedar Creek, 735
148 – 1. Ainsley Riley, Cedar Creek, 745; 5. Chloe Kalmbach, 605
165 – 1. Hannah Guerrero, Calvary, 760; 2. Tatum Brasher, Cedar Creek, 755; 4. Zalayasia Johnson, Haynesville, 570
181 – 1. Olivia Salter, Cedar Creek, 710; 5. Haivein Thomas, Haynesville, 510
198 – 4. Mireya Roberson, Calvary, 650
220 – 2. Kyleigh Davis, Cedar Creek, 815; 3. Ashlyn Bourn, Cedar Creek, 770
SHW – 2. Shontellas Shine, Haynesville, 830
No-hitter highlights week, Panthers on a tear
Parkway pitcher Trenton Lape tossed a no-hitter to lead Parkway to a 3-0 win at Loyola’s Frank Cicero Field. Lape needed just 71 pitches in striking out 11 to pitch the Panthers to the win. Barrett Newman’s 2-run double in the sixth inning gave Parkway a couple of insurance runs. A pair of Loyola errors led to the Panthers’ other run in the first inning.
Parkway (11-3) followed that with three more wins on the week to run its win streak to seven games. The Panthers scored 10-or more runs in all three, defeating Evangel 20-7, Arkansas High 10-2 and Ashdown, Arkansas 10-1.
Eight Panthers had two or more hits in the Evangel win as Parkway finished the game with 21 hits. Brandon Levy led the way with five hits, three were doubles and he drove in three runs. Lape and Barrett Newman both had three hits with Lape recording a pair of doubles and drove in two. Zach Schoenborn had a pair of doubles in going 2-for-3 and drove in three.
Cameron Fink led the way in the 10-2 defeat of Arkansas High with a double and sacrifice fly that drove in 4 runs. Hayden Knotts and Levy both scored three times.
Trenton Defatta went 4-for-4 and drove in three runs in the the Panthers’ 10-1 in vs. Ashdown. Knotts had two doubles in three at bats and had two RBIs. Cade Josting pitched a complete game allowing six hits, striking out 7 and allowing no earned run in the seven innings.
District 1-5A teams fare well
Benton (13-3) also enjoyed a big week posting three wins and a loss. The Tigers began the week by using a 3-run seventh inning to defeat Calvary Baptist 5-3. Dane Stearns had three hits for the Tigers, while Clint Lasiter and Rylan Lawrence added two. Grayson Gates picked up the win, pitching all seven innings allowing one earned run and striking out six along with adding a run-scoring double in the 3-run seventh.
Benton also defeated Arkansas High 12-8 and Ashdown 13-2 before falling to Evangel 6-4 in the Evangel Tournament.
Byrd ran its record to 12-2 winning three of four on the week. Like Benton, the Yellow Jackets started the week off with a big win, defeating West Monroe 14-3. Slade Netterville started it off with two hits, one a triple and four RBIs. Leadoff hitter Mason Langdon had a pair of doubles in two at bats, driving in three and scoring three times. Sawyer Lacoste pitched all five innings to get the win on the mound for the Jackets.
The Yellow Jackets then swept a doubleheader from Loyola after dropping their only game of the week to the Flyers. Evan Adcock (6 innings, 1 hit, 9 strikeouts) and JM Jennings combined to limit Loyola to just one hit in a 5-0 whitewash of the first game of the double dip. Jason Little had a double and scored a run to highlight the Byrd offense. Loyola pitchers Nick Pavlick (5 2/3 innings, 3 hits, 5 runs, 2 earned runs, 4 strikeouts, 1 walk), Jack Whatley and Reagan Coyle combined to allow only four hits.
Byrd used a 5-run third inning en route to a 12-2 six inning run-rule win in the week’s finale. Netterville led the way going 2-for-3 with a double and home run and 4 RBIs. Langdon had a double and scored twice and Jack Walker added a double.
Loyola gained a 5-1 win in the first game of the series with all of its runs coming in the final two innings and all unearned. John Shahrdar went the distance for the Flyers allowing only three hits and striking out six. Reagan Coyle, Nathan Lirette and William Soignier all had doubles, with Coyle and Lirette picking up two hits each to lead Loyola.
Haughton (14-2) finished its week with three wins in the Evangel Tournament after dropping its second loss of the season to Neville 7-4.
The Bucs defeated Evangel 11-6, Ashdown 14-0 and Arkansas High 13-3 as Peyton Stovall continued his assault on opposing pitchers. Stovall finished his week 7-of-8 with three doubles and his ninth home run on the season and drove in seven runs. Leadoff hitter Carter Griffin finished off a 7-for-12 week, going 3-for-3 with a home run and two RBIs in the win over Arkansas High. Chase Keith got the win on the mound allowing Evangel just three hits in five innings, striking out five and was 3-for-5 with a triple. Keith was also 2-for-3 with a pair of RBI in the Ashdown win.
Airline (9-3) is ranked No. 7 in Class 5A in the most recent GeauxPreps.com Softball Power Ratings. The Lady Vikes fell to Class 3A No. 5 Sterlington 20-16 despite Raelin Chaffin’s two home runs and Parish Endris’ three hits. Collecting a pair of hits were Paige Marshall, Jina Baffuto and Kenzee Perry for Airline.
North DeSoto (19-3) is the No. 2 ranked team in the Class 4A Power Rankings and racked up a pair of district wins on the week topping both Northwood and Huntington to move to 6-0 in 1-4A. It traveled to Pineville for a pair of games on Saturday defeating Grant 9-5 before falling to Class 5A No. 2 Barbe 2-0.
Red River improved its record to 12-3 with four lopsided wins over the weekend in it own tournament. Kaitlyn Antilley, Shakiya Davis, Gracie Baker, Gracie Price, Destiny Davis and Elizabeth Hughes all having big numbers.
Many 16-4 overall and ranked No. 3 in Class 2A breezed through the Stanley Tournament with three wins. Jada Carhee, Shiley Cartinez and Camryn Ford all homered in a 14-1 defeat of Forest. Carhee and Makynli Miller both had three RBIs in the game. Tia Holmes smashed three home runs and drove in eight in an 18-0 win over Lakeside.
The Louisiana High School Basketball Coaches Association (LHSCA) and the Louisiana High School Coaches Association (LHSCA) hosted is annual All-Star games at Louisiana College in Pineville on Saturday with both West squads getting wins, the boys 105-103 and girls 79-66.
Huntington’s Taylor Bell was named the girls game MVP as she led the West with 17 points that included four 3-point field goals. Addison Martin, Captain Shreve 11 points, Jordan McLemore, Captain Shreve 7 points and Jada Anderson, Benton 5 points all added to the victory.
Keon Coleman of Opelousas Catholic led the West with 25 points and was named the boys game MVP. Representing the area were Calvary’s Daniel Ortiz who scored 5 points, Eric McKnight Jr., Southwood 4 points, Zach Parrie, Ebarb 7 points and Darius Young of Natchitoches Central 2 points.
Kaitlyn Antilley of Red River and Benton’s Ryan Ward were among this year’s LHSCA scholarship winners.