Sports Notes

Published 12:00 am Friday, February 11, 2000

L’Observateur / February 11, 2000

LUTCHER – Bernard Riley became the fifth Lutcher Bulldog to sign a letter of intent this year, signing with Jackson State.

Riley was a first-team all-State selection in Class 5A this past season. Thesenior defensive back intercepted nine passes in 1999. He also recoveredfour fumbles, blocked a kick and made 35 solo tackles. Riley also had a nosefor the endzone, scoring four touchdowns on returns.

ESJ, LUTCHER, RIVERSIDE IN PRESEASON BASEBALL POLL – BATON ROUGE – The Lutcher Bulldogs, the defending state runners-up in Class 3A, are ranked second in the Louisiana Baseball Coaches Association’s preseason poll.

The Bulldogs received 140 points in the poll. E.D. White, the two-timedefending state champions, are ranked No. 1 with 156 points. The Cardinalsdefeated Lutcher, 11-1, in the state championship game last May.

Parkview Baptist, Benton and Teurlings round out the top five. St. CharlesCatholic, a quarterfinalist in Class 2A last season, are ranked 14th with 45 points.

Riverside also begins the season ranked second in Class 2A. The Rebels,which reached last year’s semifinals before falling to Loyola, received 105 points.

District 9-2A rival Ridgewood is the top-ranked team with 108 points.

Vermilion Catholic, Christian Life and another District 9-2A team, Newman, are ranked three to five.

East St. John enters the season ranked 14th in Class 5A with 87 points. TheWildcats reached the quarterfinals last season before falling to Rummel. TheRaiders are ranked third in the preseason poll behind top-ranked Barbe (418 points) and West Monroe (337 points).

Glenmore is the top-ranked team in Class B. French Settlement and Mt.Hermon of District 12-B are ranked ninth and 14th, respectively.


Charles Catholic are both ranked in the latest state state boys’ soccer poll.

Hahnville, the District 7-I champions, are ranked 13th in Division I. BrotherMartin received four first place votes and 58 points to come in first. Jesuitwas right behind with two first place votes.

St. Charles Catholic, the District 8-III runners-up, are 14th in Division III.Newman is No. 1 with three first place votes. St. Louis Catholic had a firstplace vote in placing second while Loyola received two to place third.

Hahnville plays host to Archbishop Rummel, the sixth-ranked team in Division I, in the bi-district playoffs tonight. SCC defeated Catholic-Pointee-Coup-ee,3-0, Thursday night.

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