Sports briefs: Former WSJH player Washington invited to Seahawks camp

Published 12:02 am Saturday, May 7, 2016

Former West St. John High football player Darzil Washington, a 6-foot-2, 235-pound linebacker out of the University of Louisiana-Lafayette, has been invited to attend the Seattle Seahawks’ rookie camp, according to reports.

Washington was an All District player his senior season at West St. John. He originally signed to play for Texas A&M but attended East Los Angeles Community College. He has 32 tackles and six sacks in seven games before suffering a season-ending injury as a sophomore. He joined the Ragin’ Cajuns in 2014.

Future Stars volleyball camp to be held May 26-28

East St. John will hold its Future Stars volleyball camp May 26-28 in the school gym. Students in third through seventh grades will attend morning sessions from 7:30 to 11 a.m.

Students in eighth through 12th grades will attend afternoon sessions from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. May 26  and from noon to 3:30 p.m. May 27 and 28.

Instruction will be given by LaPlace native and current University of New Orleans volleyball coach Millicent Van Norden and ESJH coach Chelsey Lucas-Nicholas. The cost is $80 per session. The deadline to enter is May 18. For more information contact Nicholas at

St. James’ Narcisse commits to LSU

St. James High School quarterback Lowell Narcisse committed to LSU Monday, according to multiple reports. The 6-foot-3, 225-pound rising senior, listed as the 38th ranked player in the country by ESPN, previously committed to Auburn.

Narcisse has passed for 5,433 yards and 64 touchdowns and has rushed for 2,344 yards and 34 touchdowns in his career. He missed all of the 2015 regular season after tearing his ACL during the team’s spring scrimmage, returning in time for the Wildcats’ playoff run to the Class 3A state finals.

St. James lost to Lutcher High School 41-14 in the state title game.

Lutcher softball team falls short of Class 3A state title

The Lutcher Lady Bulldogs, the No. 15 seed in the Class 3A bracket, lost to No. 4 Kaplan in the finals of the annual Fast Pitch 56 State Softball Tournament in Sulphur April 29-30.

The team defeated No. 6 seed Brusly 4-1 in the semifinals to advance to the finals.