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5th Annual “Beyond the Game” Essay Contest Winner

BATON ROUGE, LA (July 14, 2016) – Morgan Oliver, a recent graduate from Notre Dame High School, has been named the winner of the 5th annual Beyond the Game Essay Contest. The Louisiana High School Athletic Association (LHSAA) puts on the Beyond the Game Essay Contest each year with students from all member schools submitting entries based on a common theme. This year’s theme was “lessons learned through high school athletics.” Oliver’s essay, titled “Lessons Learned Between the Lines”, focused on her battle with Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis (JRA) and its profound effects on her life. Staying physically active helped cope with JRA as a young child, but Morgan’s experience in high school athletics also helped her learn lessons about “patience,…


As a tribute to the importance of high school football and basketball programs and the outstanding life skills they teach young men and women, the New Orleans Saints and the New Orleans Pelicans are creating the New Orleans Saints High School Helmet Program and the New Orleans Pelicans High School Jersey Program. The Saints and Pelicans would like all LHSAA Football and Basketball schools to participate and donate either a team jersey, team helmet, or both if your school has each sport. The jerseys and helmets will be displayed in the Mercedes Benz Superdome and the Smoothie King Center respectively. Please Note: The deadline has been extended to June 10, 2016. Please follow this LINK for details about this program.

Allstate Sugar Bowl/LHSAA State Golf Championships - Schedule Change

LAFAYETTE -- The LHSAA State Golf Championships, originally scheduled for Monday-Tuesday at three courses in the Acadiana area, have been postponed until Wednesday and Thursday due to wet courses and the anticipation of more inclement weather over the next three days. The Lafayette organizing committee, in association with the LHSAA staff, made the decision Saturday afternoon after the Acadiana area received significant rain and was under tornado warnings Saturday morning. Forecasts are for 80 to 90 percent rain chances Sunday through Tuesday morning. “We regret having to move our dates back,” said committee chairman Robert Boudreaux, “but with the forecasts being what they are, there’s a good chance the courses will be unplayable Monday and Tuesday. Delaying two days will…

Items Passed Immediately by the EC During Spring Meeting

ITEMS PASSED EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY 2016 APRIL EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE MEETING Amend Section 4 – Sport Seasons by amending Rule 4.4.1, Page 49 of the 2015-2016 LHSAA By-Laws, to be worded as follows: 4.4.1 Summer activities for all sports shall begin the 46th week, which is the first Sunday following the last LHSAA State Championship. This rule applies regardless of when your school year ends. Other than restrictions prohibiting football players from working out in pads during the defined summer time span there are no restrictions on workouts in LHSAA sports during the summer months. Summer activities in all LHSAA sports at the school’s facilities, use of school equipment and sport specific apparatus are subject to the approval of the school principal.…

Walk Up/Walk Out Music

Walk Up/Walk Out Music On Thursday, April 14, 2016, the Executive Committee and Executive Director Bonine discussed the recent ruling concerning walk-up music at both baseball and softball games. It was determined by the committee and Mr. Bonine that music would be allowed at regular season and playoff games under the following circumstances: ·        The principal/administration reviews the content. ·        Only music that does not contain profanity and/or sexual innuendo shall be played. ·        The volume level shall be at a level that does not cause displeasure to spectators. The principal/administration shall be responsible to the Executive Committee in the event inappropriate music is allowed to be played.

Pending weather situation for Boys Golf

Attention boys’ golf coaches: Due to unfavorable weather forecasted for many parts of Louisiana next week and the various district tournaments that could be affected, we are reminding tournament hosts and all teams, it is imperative that we have determined the top four teams and top four additional medalist by week’s end in order to place at the regional sites set to begin the following week of Monday, May 25. If your district tournament is rain delayed, please make every effort to play at the next available date and consider other options, if necessary, such as moving to an alternative course or perhaps a nine-hole event as a last option. Make sure the HOST SCHOOL’s coach/tournament director notifies the LHSAA…

2016 Louisiana High School Sports Hall of Fame Announcement

Five legendary coaches who made their mark in four sports help headline the 2016 induction class for the Louisiana High School Sports Hall of Fame. The late Don Shows and Kenny Guillot are the football coaches in the group that also includes volleyball coach Brenda LeBlanc, girls basketball coach Steve McDowell and baseball coach M.L. Woodruff. Baseball star Todd Walker and journalist Ron Brocato round out the seven-member group that will be honored during an induction banquet set for April 12 at the Crowne Plaza. Shows compiled a 345-78 record in 32 years as a head coach and ranks fourth on Louisiana's all-time wins list. That total includes a 273-48 record at West Monroe, where he won eight state titles and had…

Severe Weather and 2015 Allstate Sugar Bowl/LHSAA Cross Country State Meet

Due to severe weather conditions in the Natchitoches area, please make note of the following schedule change to the Allstate Sugar Bowl/LHSAA Cross Country State Meet: - Monday, November 16  - Boys & Girls in Class C, B, 1A & 2A will run as scheduled with no changes. - Tuesday, November 17  - NO EVENTS WILL TAKE PLACE - Wednesday, November 18  - Boys & Girls in Class 3A, 4A & 5A will run. Event times will remain exactly as they were on 11/17 before moving to 11/18. If you are in Class 3A, 4A or 5A please make the proper changes in travel and accommodations as your race day has moved from Tuesday to Wednesday. However, your race time…

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