The Louisiana High School Athletic Association (LHSAA) would like to applaud the following member schools for their hard work and tremendous accomplishments this fall in securing state championships in their respective sports:
The 2012 LHSAA/State Farm Prep Classic was held at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome December 7 and 8 and determined the state football champions.
The Class 1A championship was secured by the Ouachita Christian Eagles while the John Curtis Patriots took home their 25th state title by winning the Class 2A championship.
The Parkview Baptist Eagles won the 3A title while the Edna Karr Cougars took home the 4A championship. The Archbishop Rummel Raiders secured the 5A title by beating Barbe 35 to 14.
The state volleyball championships were held November 8-10 in Kenner at the Pontchartrain Center. On the court, Metairie Park Country Day dominated Division V and took home their fourth straight title. They were joined by Mt. Carmel, St. Thomas More, Ursuline Academy and Notre Dame who were crowned state champions of divisions 1 through IV as a result.
Northwestern State University in Natchitoches was host of the state cross country championships held November 12 and 13. The boys' 5A state championship went to West Monroe High while the girls' division winner was Dominican. Benton secured the boys' 4A title while St. Michael took home the girls' championship. E.D.
White ruled as they took home the 3A state championship in both the boys' and girls' divisions. The boys' 2A title went to Episcopal while the girls' division winner was Sacred Heart.
Ascension Catholic secured the state title for the boys' 1A championship, and Catholic High of Point Coupee took home the girls' state title. In classes B and C, Anacoco and Elizabeth prevailed and took home both the boys' and girls' state titles respectively.
High school swimmers competed for state titles at the SPAR Aquatic Center in Sulphur November 14-17. St. Joseph's Academy won the girls' swimming division I state title while Jesuit High won for the boys' division. St. Scholastica won the division II championship in the girls' division, and Ruston won the boys' division. Episcopal won the girls' division III championship while St. Charles Catholic took home the boys' title. Newman dominated and took home titles in both the girls' and boys' division IV championship.
The LHSAA salutes all of the high school student athletes who competed in the 2012 fall sports seasons and congratulates all state champions on such a successful fall.
Once again, we are truly impressed by the tremendous amount of talent, effort and great displays of sportsmanship that take place year after year. For more information about the LHSAA, visit our website atwww.LHSAA.org.
Kenny Henderson is the executive director of the Louisiana High School Athletic Association.