Football champions were decided at the 2011 LHSAA State Farm Prep Classic at the Louisiana Superdome in New Orleans on December 9 and 10. The incredible display of talent and athletic passion was unrivaled during the championship weekend.
The Ouachita Christian Eagles won the Class 1A Championship. The John Curtis Christian Patriots secured their 24th state champion title by winning the Class 2A Championship beating the Winnfield Tigers 33 to 3. St Charles Catholic and Neville won the 3A and 4A Class championships respectively. The West Monroe Rebels secured the 5A Class Championship beating Carencro 20 to 13.
The state volleyball championships were held November 10-12 in Kenner at the Pontchartrain Center. On the volleyball court, the Metairie Park Country Day Cajuns secured their third-straight Division V championship. They were joined by Fontainbleau, Cabrini, Ursuline Academy and Notre Dame who were crowned champions of Divisions I through IV, respectively.
The state cross country championships were held at Northwestern State University in Natchitoches. Catholic High School (of Baton Rouge) won the boys’ 5A Class Championship with an amazing average of 1:21:24.59. Dominican secured the girls’ 5A Class Championship. Archbishop Shaw boys’ team won the 4A Class Championship while Benton won for the girls’ division. E.D. White dominated both the boys’ and girls’ division of the 3A Class Championship securing victories all around. Menard took home the 2A Class Championship girls’ division, and Episcopal won the boys’ division. Ascension Catholic’s 1:28:44.67 average won them the boys’ 1A Class Championship and Metairie Park Country Day won the girls’ division with an average time of 1:48:55.03. Midland won the boys’ division of the Class B Championship, and Anacoco took home the top awards for the girls’ division. Class C Championship boys’ division went to Elizabeth with an average time of 1:34:40.04 while Georgetown won the girls’ division.
High school swimmers competed for state titles at the SPAR Aquatic Center in Sulphur. St. Joseph’s Academy won the girls’ swimming Division I State Championship with 354 points while Catholic High won for the boys’ division with 344.50 points. St. Scholastica won the Division II State Championship in the girls’ division, and Alexandra Senior High won the boys’ division. Vanderbilt Catholic dominated and won both the girls’ and boys’ Division III State Championship. Newman secured victories in the girls’ and boys’ Division IV State Championship. The girls’ team won with 354 points, and the boys’ had 367 points.
The LHSAA congratulates all of the 2011 fall sport competitors and these champions on a hard-fought season and an impressive display of talent, effort and sportsmanship. All participants truly went Beyond the Game!