Central Catholic’s Gee Garrett defends while Country Day’s Tai Bierria fires a spike at the Lady Eagles. Bierria was one of several Country Day hitters who provided a balanced attack against Central Catholic in a 3-0 Country Day victory in the Division 5 state semifinals Friday at the Pontchartrain Center in Kenner. The semifinal loss was the fourth straight for the Lady Eagles. Country Day went on to win its fifth straight title Saturday against Episcopal School of Acadiana. (Photo credit: Geoff Stoute)
Central Catholic’s Matthew Barbier connects on an extra point during the Eagles’ 49-0 win against St. Martin’s Episcopal Friday. Barbier finished 7-for-7 in the win. Central Catholic now will advance to the second round where they will travel to face District 7-1A foe and Division 4 top seed Vermilion Catholic. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m. in Abbeville. (Photo credit: Valerie LeBlanc)
The Central Catholic Eagles will open the Division 4 (Class 1A) postseason Friday against St. Martin’s Friday.
Central Catholic will begin play in the state tournament Thursday against No. 5 seed Academy of Sacred Heart Grand Coteau at 10:50 a.m. The Lady Eagles, the No. 4 seed, enter the state tournament for the fourth consecutive year. They have fallen in the state semifinals the last three years and the prior year, the state quarterfinals. Above, from left, Megan Landry, Elizabeth Garber, Olivia Crawford, Meo Knight, Brittany Longman and Kaitlyn Gros celebrate late in the Lady Eagles’ regional round contest against No. 13 Northside Christian. Look for more in the coming days in print and at www.stmarynow.com on the Lady Eagles’ trip to Kenner as well as results. All Lady Eagles’ games at the state tournament will be broadcast on KBZE 105.9 FM. (Photo credit: Michelle Blanc)