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CST To Broadcast Allstate Sugar Bowl/LHSAA Prep Classic

The Louisiana High School Athletic Association (LHSAA), Cox Sports Television (CST) and the NFHS Network have agreed on a partnership that will televise all nine championship games of the Allstate Sugar Bowl/LHSAA Prep Classic. The Division I-IV games are slated to take place from the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on Friday, December 2, while the Class 1A-5A championship games are set for the next weekend, December 9-10. This agreement marks the first time since 2012 that CST has aired championship football games, and the first time since 2009 that the games were live on the network. “Every high school player in Louisiana dreams of playing for a state title in the Superdome,” said CST head Rod Mickler. “We are pleased to have…

2016 Allstate Sugar Bowl/LHSAA Volleyball State Tournament

BATON ROUGE, La. (November 9, 2016) - The Louisiana High School Athletic Association (LHSAA) kicks off the 2016-17 state championship season this weekend at the 2016 Allstate Sugar Bowl/LHSAA Volleyball State Tournament taking place at the Pontchartrain Center in Kenner. 40 teams across five Divisions will compete for state championship honors over three days. Among those competing are all 2015 defending state champions, including Mt. Carmel (Division I), St. Thomas More (Division II), Teurlings Catholic (Division III), Pope John Paul II (Division IV) and Louise McGehee (Division V). The schedule is as follows: Quarterfinals: Thursday, starting at 9:00am Semifinals: Friday, starting at 10:00am Finals: Saturday Division V at 9:00am Division IV at 11:30am Division III at 2:00pm Division II at…

LHSAA and Cox Sports Television Announce Partnership

BATON ROUGE – The Louisiana High School Athletic Association (LHSAA) and Cox Sports Television (CST) have agreed on a partnership that will televise multiple state championship events as well as the Allstate Sugar Bowl/LHSAA Prep Pairings Show. CST, a regional sports network based out of the New Orleans metropolitan area, had previously been the television home to LHSAA state championship events and the Game of the Week for a decade from 2002-2012. “CST has always been a strong proponent of high school athletics in Louisiana and throughout the gulf south,” said LHSAA Executive Director Eddie Bonine. “We feel like our product is in good hands this year.” The one-year deal will provide a home for the Allstate Sugar Bowl/LHSAA Prep…

National Anthem Protests

MEMORANDUM To: LHSAA Member School's I Superintendents LASB I Executive Director I Scott Richard LHSAA Member School's I Principals I Athletic Directors I Coaches Subject: National Anthem Protests From: Eddie Bonine I Executive Director Date: September 26, 2016 ================================= It was brought to my attention this past Friday, we had multiple protests to the National Anthem by LHSAA member schools athletes and fans. I have met with my executive cabinet, discussed a similar protest which took place in the State of Washington prior to a football game last Friday night sanctioned by the Washington Interscholastic Athletic Association (WIAA). I have since spoken to LHSAA Legal Counsel and discussed the topic. This said, taking into account the aforementioned conversations, and until…

POWERADE® POWER THROUGH™ Wants to Boost Local High School Teams’ Success

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 23, 2016 FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT: Juan Simoneaux FUSE (225) 454-6536 juan@fuseyourbrand.com   POWERADE® POWER THROUGH™ Wants to Boost Local High School Teams’ Success Contest to Award Up to $75,000 to Southeastern High Schools POWERADE® and Walmart are joining forces to help Louisiana high school athletic programs power through to the next level. POWERADE® POWER THROUGH™ offers local high school athletic programs an opportunity to win $2,000 to improve their team’s ability to succeed. Teams can use the $2,000 awards in any way they see fit to help them achieve at a higher level. Past winners have purchased new equipment, uniforms and gear, improved practice facilities, and even covered the cost of transportation to and from…

LHSAA Flood Update

To:                     Press Release From:                 Eddie Bonine / Executive Director Subject:             LHSAA Status Date:                 August 15th 2016 ========================================= Presently the LHSAA mode of normal day-to-day operations is suspended until further notice. As you may or may not know, the LHSAA office on Old Hammond Hwy has approximately 20” of water throughout. We have staff members and/or immediate family of staff that now have homes with water from various inches to rooftop flooding. Today, August 15, 2016 via conference call, I met with the LHSAA Assistant Executive Directors to discuss what seems to be a concern amongst schools who are not affected by this devastation, Fall Sport scrimmages. These activities will be allowed as scheduled and any school’s scrimmage that has been affected by the…

Pete Boudreaux Among 12 Individuals Selected for 2016 Class of National High School Hall of Fame

Pete Boudreaux Among 12 Individuals Selected for 2016 Class of National High School Hall of Fame

NATIONAL FEDERATION OF STATE HIGH SCHOOL ASSOCIATIONS                                                                           NEWS RELEASE Steve Spurrier, Marlin Briscoe Headline 2016 Class of National High School Hall of Fame FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                     Contact: Bruce Howard INDIANAPOLIS, IN (March 1, 2016) —Steve Spurrier, a three-sport standout at Science Hill High School in Johnson City, Tennessee, before his highly successful collegiate career as a player and coach, and Marlin Briscoe, an outstanding football and basketball player at Omaha (Nebraska) South High School prior to becoming the first African-American starting quarterback in the National Football League, are among 12 individuals selected for the 2016 class of the National High School Hall of Fame administered by the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS).  …

New Lineup Procedures Approved in High School Volleyball

NATIONAL FEDERATION OF STATE HIGH SCHOOL ASSOCIATIONS NEWS RELEASE New Lineup Procedures Approved in High School Volleyball FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                Contact: Becky Oakes INDIANAPOLIS, IN (February 8, 2016) — The process for submitting lineups in high school volleyball has been revised for the 2016-17 season. In addition to the revision in Rule 7-1-4 regarding lineup procedures, the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) Volleyball Rules Committee recommended eight other rules changes at its January 4-6 meeting in Indianapolis. All rules changes were subsequently approved by the NFHS Board of Directors. Following each set, coaches will be required to submit a numeric lineup to the scorer before one minute remains in the timed interval – or intermission when…

James Simmons to be Inducted in NIAAA Hall of Fame

NEWS RELEASE NATIONAL INTERSCHOLASTIC ATHLETIC ADMINISTRATORS ASSOCIATION 9100 Keystone Crossing, Suite 650, Indianapolis, IN 46240 317-587-1450, FAX 317.587.1451/www.niaaa.org Twelve Athletic Directors to be Inducted in NIAAA Hall of Fame FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                Contact: Bruce Whitehead INDIANAPOLIS, IN (December 1, 2015) — Twelve high school athletic directors will be inducted into the seventh Hall of Fame class of the National Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association (NIAAA) December 15 in Orlando, Florida, during banquet festivities at the 46th annual National Athletic Directors Conference co-sponsored by the NIAAA and the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS).  This year’s conference will be held December 11-15 at the Orlando World Center Marriott in Orlando, Florida. The 2015 NIAAA Hall of Fame class includes Ron…

LHSAA and LHSCA Officially Endorse USA Football’s Heads Up Football Program

LOUISIANA HIGH SCHOOL ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION AND HIGH SCHOOL COACHES ASSOCIATION ENDORSE USA FOOTBALL’S HEADS UP FOOTBALL PROGRAM LHSAA becomes 11th high school athletic association to endorse Heads Up Football to advance coaching education The Louisiana High School Athletic Association (LHSAA) and the Louisiana High School Coaches Association have endorsed USA Football’s Heads Up Football® program for the betterment of the state’s student-athletes. The LHSAA is the 11th high school athletic association in the country to endorse the USA Football program. USA Football is the sport’s national governing body and trains more high school and youth football coaches combined than any organization in the U.S. In preparation for the 2016 football season, the LHSAA recommends that all of its 298 football-playing…

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