Zachary High members of the band, baseball, basketball, cheerleading, cross-country, dance, football, soccer, swim, tennis, track, volleyball and wrestling teams met Aug. 18 with their coaches and Athletic Director David Brewerton to organize flood cleanup efforts in Baker, Baton Rouge, Central, Denham Springs and Zachary. Brewerton and Athletic Secretary Dianne LeBlanc spearheaded the effort, sending teams and their coaches to the Blairstown Drive area in Baker; Park Forest and Frenchtown Road areas in Baton Rouge; the Bluefield Drive area in Central; Kline Street and Sandlewood Court in Denham Springs; and Castle Place, Little Farms, The Oaks and Redwood Lakes subdivisions as well as Plank Road area businesses and First Baptist and Fellowship churches in Zachary. "The athletes have been going out into the community all week, helping where they can," LeBlanc said.
Louisiana Gatorade Female Track & Field Athlete of the Year! Janie was presented the key to the city by the Mayor & City Council of Zachary. The award is based 50% on athletic accomplishments and 50% on character, academics and community service. The Mayor said "He is proud of the way that she represents her family, the City of Zachary and the Zachary Community Schools."
The Zachary Community School District is pleased to announce the appointment of Coach David Brewerton as the district’s new Athletic Director. “We are excited about having Coach Brewerton as our Athletic Director. We know that his track record will be helpful in building our programs while developing young men and women into champions both academically and in athletics,” commented Mr. Scott Devillier, Superintendent of the Zachary Community School District. “Coach Brewerton has brought all the qualities we look for in our employees, including character, leadership and integrity.” In his position as Head Football Coach for Zachary High School, Brewerton has seen the Broncos to the state playoffs, with a state championship win in 2015. Brewerton formerly served as head football coach at Livonia High School, leading his team to the 3A State Championship Game in 2013, 6 football playoff appearances in seven seasons, and Livonia’s first ever quarter-final and semi-final berth in 2012. During his tenure with Livonia, Brewerton has been named the Warrick Dunn Sportsline 9 Coach of the Year, Class 3A Coach of the Year, Baton Rouge Metro Coach of the Year, NOLA.com Coach of the Year, ESPN Radio Coach of the Year, and Pointe Coupee Parish Coach of the Year. On the appointment, Coach David Brewerton says, “I am extremely excited and humbled to have the opportunity to work with our entire athletic department. The student athletes at Zachary hold themselves to a higher standard and I feel privileged to be able to work with them on a daily basis. The Zachary Community School District has achieved excellence in the academic field; it is important that we continue to strive for that same excellence through our athletic department as well.” David Brewerton brings a strong breadth of coaching and teaching experience, including: assistant football and wrestling coach at Redemptorist High School from 1998-2003, where he was part of two football state titles and five wrestling state titles; coach for both Catholic Pointe Coupee and Jesuit High School; head coach position at Livonia High School, during which the team reached the quarter-finals, semi-finals and state finals in a three year run. Brewerton graduated from Catholic High School as a football player and wrestling team member before going on to earn his Bachelor of Science from Louisiana State University, a Master of Science in Sports Administration from the University of Southern Mississippi, and Certification in Health and Physical Education with the state of Louisiana.
BOYS SINGLES Jot Sandhu Zachary BOYS Doubles Compiled a 14-3 record with a regional runner-up finish and berth in the Division I quarterfinals. Yasmine Taylor Zachary The Division I, Region 3 champion was 13-4 and advanced to the Division I quarterfinals. FOR FULL LIST CLICK HERE
The running list of honors for Zachary High track star Janie O’Connor continues to grow. O’Connor has been selected as Louisiana’s Gatorade Girls Track & Field Athlete of the Year. During her junior season O’Connor, Louisiana’s top girls sprint prospect in the class of 2017, led Zachary to Division I indoor and Class 5A outdoor state titles this spring. She becomes the second ZHS athlete to win a Gatorade award during the 2015-16 school year, joining quarterback Lindsey Scott Jr., who won the football award last fall while leading the Broncos to the school’s first state title in football. “I’ve got to thank my coaches and my teammates for everything they’ve done to help me get to this point,” O’Connor said. “This is a big award; it’s an honor to win it. I’m proud to receive it. “I still feel like there were times when I could have pushed myself harder, especially in the 400 (meters). But I’m pleased, and something like this (award) gives me motivation to finish stronger my senior year.”
Boys Field events Shot put: Nigel Despinasse, Catholic, 57-8.5. Zach Tom, Catholic, 53-7. Kellton Hollins, Zachary, 52-5.75. Girls Track events 100 meters: Janie O’Connor, Zachary, 11.62. Taylor Shaw, Brusly, 11.85. Ariel Bell, White Castle, 11.91. 200: Janie O’Connor, Zachary, 23.82. Taylor Shaw, Brusly, 24.83. Rhenell Lee, Port Allen, 24.98. 400: Janie O’Connor, Zachary, 53.73. Raelynn Price, Baton Rouge, 57.01. Ta’La Spates, Brusly 57.05. 4x100-meter relay: Zachary 47.61. Baton Rouge 48.96. St. Joseph’s Academy 49.26. 4x200 relay: Zachary 1:38.84. Brusly 1:41.41. Baton Rouge 1:41.82. Field events Discus: Kristian Jackson, Zachary, 133-2. Logan Lewis, Baton Rouge, 132-1. Ashley Davis, Live Oak, 123-4. High jump: Abigail O’Donoghue, Denham Springs, 5-9.25. Frankie Griffin, Zachary, 5- 6. Landry West, St. Joseph’s Academy, 5-3. Shot put: Loren James, Baton Rouge, 45-7. Kristian Jackson, Zachary, 45-0. Ashley Davis, Live Oak, 42-8. Outstanding Track Performer: Janie O’Connor, Zachary For full list of All-Metro Athletes
Advocate staff photo by JOHN OUBRE Zachary pitcher Joey Blanchard was picked the District 4-5A MVP. First team All District Pitchers: Noah Danburg, Walker, Sr.; Robert Burke, Zachary, Jr.; Mikhail Hilliard, Central, Jr.; Brock Batty, Denham Springs, Jr. Catcher: Preston Faulkner, Live Oak, Jr. Infielders: Hunter David, Zachary, Sr.; P.J. Cannon, Zachary, Sr.; Griffin Walley, Walker, Sr.; Jacob Ard, Walker, Sr. Designated hitter: Rhett Hebert, Zachary, So. Utility: Joey Blanchard, Zachary, So.; Nick Cacioppo, Live Oak, Jr.; Jacob Siegel, Denham Springs, Sr.; Dane Dixon, Walker, Sr.
Tennis All Metro Team
Congratulations to the following softball players
for receiving special awards this season:
Selected as only one of 2 pitchers for the All Star Game.
ROBIN FAMBROUGH| RFAMBROUGH@THEADVOCATE.COM It’s fair to say supporters of Catholic High and Zachary High have been celebrating their state football titles since December. Before the football championships, the schools shared another bond that was renewed for the third straight year at the Allstate Sugar Bowl/LHSAA outdoor track and field meet. The Bears and Broncos swept the Class 5A state track titles to close the meet Saturday night at Bernie Moore Stadium. “I think Janie O’Connor had a very good day. … Anytime you tie or break a state record, it’s a good day,” Zachary coach Chris Carrier said. “I’ve got to give a shout out to Dakota Williams. She’s our senior who really has meant a lot to us as won titles the last three years. They didn’t let anything bother them. We just did what we do.” The Broncos won their third consecutive girls title in 5A with 69 points. Lafayette High at 45 and Baton Rouge High with 42 were next.