WSJ, Lutcher in Piccadilly Cup race

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, April 5, 2000

L’Observateur / April 5, 2000

BATON ROUGE – Lutcher and West St. John remain in the hunt for the 2000Piccadilly Cup All-Sports Award with 13 of the 23 sports offered by the Louisiana High School Athletic Association completed.

The Piccadilly Cup recognizes the top athletic program in each of the seven classifications. Points are accumulated by finishing in the top four places ineach of the 23 sports offered by the LHSAA. Champions receive 60 points,runners-up receive 30 points, third-place finishers receive 20 points and fourth-place finishers each receive 10 points. In sports with non-designatedthird and fourth-places, semifinalists each receive 15 points.

West St. John is third in Class 2A with 75 points. The Rams received 60points for winning the boys’ basketball title last month. West St. John alsoreceived 15 points for making the semifinals in football. Newman is first inClass 2A with 220 points, followed by Episcopal of Baton Rouge with 115.

Lutcher is tied for fourth in Class 3A with 80 points. The Bulldogs received60 points for their state championship in boys’ swimming and 20 points for placing third in girls’ swimming. Parkview Baptist is ahead of the pack with275 points, followed by Academy of the Sacred Heart with 120 and Amite with 90. Brusly is tied for fourth with 80 points.Brother Martin leads Class 5A with 180 points, followed by Mt. Carmel andJesuit with 120 points apiece. St. Paul’s is first in Class 4A with 180 points,with Alexandria (165) and St. Thomas More (140) in second and third,respectively.

Class A is led by St. Martin’s with 160 points with Menard in second with 90points. Episcopal of Acadiana leads Class B with 180 points, followed byFlorien with 90 and Anacoco with 60. Hackberry and Summerfield are tiedatop the Class C standings with 60 points apiece.

“It looks like another race to the finish,” Mitch Small, LHSAA Marketing Director, said. “A couple of schools have nice leads but it’s possible a firstplace finish in any of the remaining sports can vault a school right into the lead. What a great program the Piccadilly Cup has proven to be for ourschools.”LHSAA sports already concluded are volleyball, cross country, swimming, football, wrestling, soccer, indoor track and basketball.

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