Choudrant baseball home Friday at 6 in quarterfinal; Pullin 9th at state; HS roundup

Choudrant baseball photo by T. SCOTT BOATRIGHT

Staff report

The Choudrant Aggies defend their homefield one more time Friday evening, taking aim at the LHSAA’s Class B state baseball tournament next week in Sulphur.

The state’s top-seeded team will host No. 8 Fairview Friday at 6 p.m. at Tony Antley Field in a playoff quarterfinal. Choudrant (29-3) dispatched 16th-seeded Holden 6-1 at home Monday night, stretching its winning streak to an astounding 26 consecutive games. Fairview (14-3) topped visiting Glenmora 3-0 Monday.

LHSAA GOLF: Reeves Pullin of Ruston finished ninth Tuesday in the Allstate Sugar Bowl LHSAA Division I Championship, carding a 36-hole total of 145 after a two-over 74 at The Farm d’Allie in Carencro.

First-round leader Griffith Dorr of St. Paul’s won medalist honors but in a playoff. He shot 75 Tuesday after an opening 65, while Benton’s Noah Williams matched his first-round 70 to get into the playoff.

In the Division IV state tournament at the aptly-named The Wetlands in Lafayette, Cedar Creek’s Grey Worthy finished 18th with a 179 total over two days (90-89). Teammate Haden McCluskey withdrew following an opening 97.

SIMSBORO TRACK & FIELD: Simsboro should make strong runs at state titles Thursday in the LHSAA’s Class B championships at Bernie Moore Track Stadium at LSU.

The Tigers won the Region I title last week by winning eight events and amassing 17 top three finishes as qualifiers to compete in Baton Rouge.

The Lady Tigers were second at the regional championships with eight wins and will send nine qualifiers to LSU.

The Simsboro boys got twin wins in the 100 (11.43) and 400 (55.13) by Nick Maryland, who hit the game-winning shot in the Class B basketball championship game in March. Two other hoop stars also won a pair of individual events: Chilaydrien Newton in the 200 (23.77) and triple jump (41-11), and Jamarian Cato in the long jump (20-1 ½) and shot put (46-5 ½).

They were involved as the Tigers finished first in the 4×100 (45.77) and 4×200 (1:36.74) relays and ran third (3:56.20) in the 4×400. Newton was second in the 100 (11.69) and third in the long jump (19-9). Cato ran second in the 200 (24.14).

Kelveon Outley won the 110 meter hurdles (18.80) and was third in the triple jump (43-3 ¼).

Taking sliver were Jordan Crawford (high jump, 5-8); Gary Harris (discus, 112-11) and David Martinez (javelin, 130-11).

For the Lady Tigers, Ikea Brown was a double winner individually in the 100 (13.52) and 100 hurdles (17.41) and was third in the long jump (15-5). Jade Gilmore won the 200 (27.93) and Alexis Hester took the 800 (2:39.04), while Lauryn Vernon won the triple jump (33-5 ½).

Simsboro’s girls swept the sprint relays, earning gold in the 4×100 (54.08), 4×200 (1:54.68) and 4×400 (4:42.37).

CHOUDRANT TRACK & FIELD: The Lady Aggies struck gold three times at the Region I championships.

Alexis McKay captured the 400 meter crown (1:04.74), Alyssa Sanders was the high jump champ (4-10) and Kylee Portilloz won the discus (103-1).

Aly Thomas was second in the high jump (4-8) and the 4×200 relay foursome was also runner-up (1:58.08).

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