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Allstate Sugar Bowl LHSAA Marsh Madness Basketball State Championship Tournaments

LAKE CHARLES, La. (February 27, 2020) —The Allstate Sugar Bowl Louisiana High School Athletic Association (LHSAA) Marsh Madness Girls' Basketball State Championship Tournament will be held  March 3 – 7, followed by the Boys’ Basketball State Championship Tournament, March 10 - 14, at the Burton Coliseum Complex, 7001 Gulf Hwy.  Semi-final games will be played on Tuesday through Thursday each week with state champions being crowned on Friday and Saturday. “2020 is a great year for athletic events coming to Southwest Louisiana, and we are more than pleased to host two basketball state championship tournaments back-to-back this March. We appreciate the partnership with CPPJ and Burton Coliseum and look forward to this showcase.  I would like to encourage everyone across…

LHSOA State Championship Soccer Officials

#IAmAnOfficial LHSOA State Championship Soccer Officials An attorney, high school math teacher, police officer, and engineer among those scheduled to referee title games This week the LHSAA is hosting the All-State Sugar Bowl Soccer State Championships at Strawberry Stadium on the campus of Southeastern Louisiana University in Hammond, LA. While the event features some of Louisiana’s most successful high school soccer players and top-ranked teams, it also showcases a roster of elite officials the LHSAA selected to referee these championship matches. Although officiating state championship games is a difficult task, the best referees make it look easy. But there’s more involved than just buying a uniform and whistle. The refs train, take tests, and receive feedback about their officiating performances.…

OMEN by HP and NVIDIA Corporation Sign Esports Collaboration with LHSAA

OMEN by HP and NVIDIA Corporation Sign Esports Collaboration with LHSAA

OMEN by HP and NVIDIA Corporation Sign Esports Collaboration with LHSAA BATON ROUGE, LA — The Louisiana High School Athletic Association (LHSAA), OMEN by HP (OMEN) and NVIDIA Corporation (NVIDIA) announced today the signing of a two-year strategic relationship agreement. Both OMEN and NVIDIA will serve as Presenting Sponsors of LHSAA Esports. Additionally, OMEN will serve as the Official PC and Official Monitor, and NVIDIA as the Official GPU, of LHSAA Esports. “We are pleased to welcome OMEN and NVIDIA to the LHSAA esports family,” stated Eddie Bonine LHSAA Executive Director. “Both will play important and unique roles in realizing our education-based vision for Esports in Louisiana and we look forward to collaborating for the benefit of our students and…

2020 Louisiana High School Sports Hall of Fame Announcement

2020 Hall of Fame Class video Odds that a Heisman Trophy winner, a PGA golf champion, a national record-setting boys basketball scorer, a softball pitcher with 40 no-hitters, a well-known Major League Baseball player and a Super Bowl MVP could be grouped together seems remote. However, that is just part of the story of an impressive and diverse 10-member 2020 Louisiana High School Sports Hall of Fame induction class to be honored during a ceremony scheduled for April 24 at L’Auberge Events Center. Sisters Ashley Antony Robinson and Katie Antony Varnado, all-America basketball players at Anacoco, lead the induction class in alphabetical sequence and join their mother, Quita Thompson Anthony (2002), in the Louisiana High School Athletic Association’s hall of fame.…

Cumulus 106.1 FM NASH ICON to carry official LHSAA broadcasts of state title games

The LHSAA has partnered with Cumulus Radio New Orleans for broadcasts of all six of its state championship games this weekend in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. You can listen to the official LHSAA radio broadcasts of the games on 106.1 FM NASH ICON in the Greater New Orleans area and on the worldwide web at http://www.nashfm1061.com. “It is a pleasure and honor to once again partner with the LHSAA to present the Allstate Sugar Bowl Prep Classic to a sizeable radio and internet audience,” said Cumulus New Orleans sports director Ken Trahan. “We value the relationship and will present the games in quality fashion with consummate professionals delivering the product.” “The LHSAA is proud to partner with Cumulus Radio to broadcast…

Game of the Week - Week 10

Gear up for week ten of the Allstate Sugar Bowl/LHSAA Thursday Night Football Game of the Week Welcome back for another week of high school football.  We have made it to the last week of the regular season and the last week for our Allstate Sugar Bowl/LHSAA Thursday Night Football Game of the Week.  This past week, we had another great district matchup between the Archbishop Shaw Eagles and the St. Augustine Purple Knights from Tad Gormley Stadium in City Park.  Both teams came into the contest winless in the Catholic League, but their fight and determination said otherwise.  The Purple Knights held just a 7-0 lead at halftime because of a tenacious Eagle defense that came up with numerous…

Game of the Week - Week 9

Gear up for Week Nine of the Allstate Sugar Bowl/LHSAA Thursday Night Football Game of the Week Welcome back for another week of LHSAA Game of the Week football.  We had a District 3-5A matchup last week with the Lafayette Lions visiting the Southside Sharks.  Since this game could determine playoff implications, it was expected to be a close game on the scoreboard, but that’s why games are decided on the field.  The Sharks started fast, gaining more than 300 yards passing and putting up 42 points in the first half alone.  Lafayette did not quit, as they outscored the Sharks in the second half after the damage had been done.  In the end, it was a dominating 63-35 win…

LHSAA, LHSOA partnering for first TIPoff Classic

LHSAA, LHSOA partnering for first TIPoff Classic By DANIEL GREEN BWS Sports ALEXANDRIA - The Louisiana High School Athletic Association and the Louisiana High School Officials Association have many similar goals, one of which is to place highly-trained officials on the field of play at all times, regardless of which sanctioned sport it may be. And on Nov. 2 at Holy Savior Menard High School in Alexandria, the two organizations are taking that initiative one step farther with the TIPoff Classic Exhibition, featuring five basketball games featuring top-notch boys and girls teams from across the state. According to Lee Sanders of the LHSAA, these five contests will not only feature some of the best basketball teams in Classes B and…

Game of the Week - Week 8

Gear up for Week Eight of the Allstate Sugar Bowl/LHSAA Thursday Night Football Game of the Week Welcome back for another Thursday night of football. We had a great matchup last week with the St. Charles Catholic Comets defeating the Franklinton Demons 35-6. Franklinton could not find their groove on offense while the Comets played outstanding defense, forcing four turnovers and capitalizing on all of them. After recording a shutout in the first half, the Comet offense was able to put 21 points on the board in the third quarter which sealed the win. Legendary coach Frank Monica and his staff are always a huge key to St. Charles Catholic’s success.  Look for the Comets to be a major contender…

Game of the Week - Week 7

In a flashback to last Thursday night, the Week 6 game pitted District 2-1A rivals Ouachita Christian against host Cedar Creek in Ruston.  The Eagles from Monroe raced out to a 7-0 first quarter lead and added a touchdown late in the 2nd quarter to enter halftime 21-0 courtesy of Cougar turnovers.  OCS used favorable field position to their advantage in the second half as well to stymie any comeback effort by Cedar Creek.  The Eagles scored three more times before Cedar Creek avoided a shutout with a long touchdown run against OCS reserves.  Ouachita Christian moved to 5-1 in its 42-6 victory, while Cedar Creek dropped to 4-2 on the season.  OCS head Coach Steven Fitzhugh picked up career…

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