The Christian Brothers, after having run the school for 31 years
(1962 - 1993), turned over the administration and the ownership of Rummel High School to the Archdiocese of New Orleans in
June of 1993.
Fabre was the 130 pound State Champion Wrestler. David Seghers at 103 pounds was the State Runner-Up.
Genesian Players produced Tiger House, Lost In Yonkers, and Oklahoma! during the academic year.
SLIDELL ROLLS OVER RUMMEL
Times-Picayune, The (New Orleans, LA) - Sunday, August 30, 1992
Author: DENNIS TYMKIW Correspondent
looked to be in midseason form Saturday night in a 25-7 victory over Rummel in the Slidell Jamboree.
In the second
game, St. Paul's gained 188 yards in a 17-0 victory against Abramson.
Slidell gained 290 yards in two 15-minute halves.
Rummel's score was set up by a turnover in Slidell territory.
Slidell coach Wayne Grubb said he was pleased by the
way his offense performed, although a few defensive lapses cost his team a shutout.
"We've been stressing execution
since spring training, and that's what these kids did tonight," Grubb said. "We had a couple of breakdowns on defense,
and one on a kickoff, but that will change."
Slidell quarterback Peter Bailey gained 113 yards on 12 carries.
He scored on runs of 14 and 29 yards, and threw a 42-yard touchdown pass to Kevin Hopkins.
Demond Sylvas carried 10
time for 60 yards for the Tigers. Bailey completed four of eight passes for 80 yards and touchdown.
Jimmy Cueto carried
three times for 27 yards and a touchdown for Rummel.
Slidell scored on its first drive, moving 81 yards in 16 plays.
The drive lasted 7:55. Todd Reeves kicked the extra point. He later kicked a 20-yard field goal to give Slidell a 10-0 lead
Christian Harvey returned the second-half kickoff 82 yards to the Slidell 8, but the Tigers held, and
Cueto missed a 37-yard field goal attempt.
A Slidell fumble set up Rummel's scoring drive, which Cueta ended with a
Slidell retaliated with a 70-yard drive capped by Bailey's 29-yard scoring run to lead 17-7.
passed to Hopkins down the middle for the last score with 36 seconds left.
St. Paul's 17, Abramson 0: The Wolves moved
the ball easily and won despite failing to capitalize on two scoring opportunities.
St. Paul's took a 7-0 lead in the
first half when quarterback Jimmy Dunn passed 50 yards to wingback Darren Hessier.
Hessier caught a screen pass at
the Wolves 48, ran down the right sideline and avoided two tacklers before scoring. Abel Schafer kicked the extra point for
a 7-0 lead with 5:30 left in the first half.
The Wolves made the score 10-0 with 11:20 left to play when Schafer kicked
a 27-yard field goal.
St. Paul's running back Carey Gauff ran 3 yards for the final score with 1:53 to play. Wolves
defensive tackle Ryan Domingue recovered an Abramson fumble at the Commodores' 26 to set up the score.
CROSS COUNTRY TITLE
Times-Picayune, The (New Orleans, LA) - Sunday, September 13, 1992
Author: BRIAN PASSANTINO
Trent Jackson of Rummel and Karen Thompson of Mandeville captured the individual titles at the UNO/Rummell
High School Invitational Saturday morning at UNO.
Jackson, who led the entire race, finished the 3-mile course in 16:32,
10 seconds ahead of Brother Martin's Jeff O'Donnell.
"I looked back at two miles and nobody was close," said
Jackson, "so I strided out the last mile and made sure that no one could catch me."
Brother Martin narrowly
defeated Mandeville 32-40 to win team competition. The Crusaders matched Mandeville's sweep of sixth through tenth place with
second, third and fifth place finishes from O'Donnell, Stephen Erath and Richard Begin.
Thomspon, who won for the second
straight year, took advantage of a wrong turn by the leaders to finish first in 12:52. Mandeville Jr. High's Beth Woodworth,
who finished fourth, was leading until she and two other runners didn't take a turn and ran back on the levee. Thompson, unsure
of the course herself, made the turn due to her coach's instruction and led the rest of the way.
"the course was
confusing," said Thompson. "I did't check the course and kept turning around to make sure I made the right turn.
It made me nervous."
Mandeville repeated as the girls competition by placing five finishers in the top ten. The
Skippers, with 42 points.
DESTREHAN DEFEATS RUMMEL
The (New Orleans, LA) - Saturday, September 5, 1992
Author: BILL BUMGARNER Staff writer
The field was drier and
the score was closer but Rummel came up empty against Destrehan Friday night for the second straight year, losing 28-14 in
the season opener.
Coach Tim Rebowe's Wildcats ran a balanced offense, passing for 216 yards and rushing for 215, with
no turnovers. Rebowe made his head coaching debut.
But the difference in this non-district matchup was speed.
was evident," Raiders coach Marc Martin said. "Everything they ran was on the perimeter, to the outside. We were
in position to make tackles, but we could not bring them down."
"We have speed and we wanted to use it,"
said Rebowe. "I thought we played well in spots, but Rummel never stopped coming back on us. I could never feel comfortable."
Rummel closed to 21-14 with 4:30 remaining on a 5-yard run by Ricky Culotta, who set up the score with a 57-yard pass
completion to Christian Harvey.
But on third-and-20, Destrehan quarterback Chandler Mashia threw a 60-yard touchdown
pass to Dan Perriloux with 1:37 remaining. Perriloux broke two tackles on the play.
The Wildcats had scoring balance,
too, with one touchdown in each quarter. The Wildcats took a 7-0 lead at the 5:45 mark after a 92-yard, 8-play drive. James
Harris scored the first touchdown for a 7-0 lead. Rummel tied the game for the only time on a 61-yard, 11-play drive late
in the first quarter. Jimmy Cueto scored from 18 yards with five seconds remaining.
Destrehan got a 56-yard scoring
pass from Mashia to Rondell Mealey in the second period and a 21-yard run from Harris in the third quarter.
completed 7-of-15 passes, and Mealey gained 82 yards on 11 carries. Destrehan's Durwin Mealey intercepted two passes.
led Rummel with 97 yards rushing on 12 carries. Raider quarterbacks Ryan Flannagan and Culotta combined to hit six of 19 passes,
but Rummel had no pass completions in the first half.
"I think we got a little tired there at the end," Rebowe
said. "But our kids stuck it out well, and I was very happy with that."
"We started off very slow last
season and we came on," said Martin, whose team fell, 23-0, in his debut in 1991. "We made a pot full of mental
Destrehan's Michael Jones (22) runs through a
hole for yardage
against Rummel on Friday night.
STAFF PHOTO BY NORMAN J. BERTEAUX
ST. AUG RALLY IN 4TH
PERIOD FOILS RUMMEL
Times-Picayune, The (New Orleans, LA) - Sunday, October 4, 1992
Author: BILL BUMGARNER East
St. Augustine wiped out a 20-12 second-half deficit with 20 points in the fourth quarter to defeat
Rummel, 32-20, at Hoss Memtsas Stadium on Saturday night.
St. Aug (5-0, 2-0 in District 10-5A) got 142 rushing yards
from Terrance Wilson and 123 yards from Sean Rhodes. But the pivotal play was a third-down conversion.
Harvey gave Rummel a 20-12 lead late in the third quarter with a 44-yard scoring run, St. Aug was facing a third-and-16 at
its 14-yard line. Quarterback Edward Davis completed an 18-yard pass to Derek Lewis to keep the drive going. Nine plays later,
Davis scored from 10 yards, and the two-point conversion pass from Davis tied the score with 10:09 remaining.
scored from 60 yards with 6:09 remaining, and Rhodes scored from 17 yards with 36 seconds to play.
Rummel scored first,
on a 4-yard run by Jimmy Cueto in the second period, but Rhodes covered 55 yards in two plays to cut the lead to 7-6.
Crockett returned a punt 76 yards to give St. Aug a 12-7 halftime lead.
Rummel went ahead 13-12 in the third quarter
on a 2-yard run by James Smith.
Rummel (2-3, 0-2) was led by Cueto, who rushed for 111 yards on 19 carries.
RUMMEL TOPPLES HOLY
Times-Picayune, The (New Orleans, LA) - Sunday, November 1, 1992
Author: JOHN GIAMBELLUCA Correspondent
Harvey rushed for 134 yards on 14 carries to lead Rummel to a 21-6 victory over Holy Cross in a District 10-5A game at Yenni
Stadium on Saturday night.
The Raiders are 5-4, 2-3 in district. Holy Cross, 1-8, finished district play at 1-5.
scored on a 94-yard run with 5:55 left in the second quarter to give Rummel a 14-0 lead.
One play after the ensuing
kickoff, Jason Saucier recovered a Tigers fumble on the Holy Cross 1-yard line. On the next play, Philip DiSalvo ran for the
touchdown to give the Raiders a 21-0 lead.
"Our offense was a little sluggish," Rummel coach Marc Martin
said. "Give Holy Cross credit. Their defense was well prepared for us."
Holy Cross drove 54 yards in two
plays, scoring on a 19-yard pass from Jimmie Glorioso to Kevin Cantrelle, cutting the lead to 21-6.
eight of 23 passes for 105 yards. The Raiders sacked Glorioso seven times. Jack Nicoll intercepted two Glorioso passes.
Baker led the Tigers, rushing for 73 yards on 13 carries.
With the game scoreless midway through the first quarter,
the Raiders faked a punt on fourth-and-six. Punter Jim Cueto threw a 36-yard pass to Harvey, reaching the Holy Cross 5-yard
line. Quarterback Ryan Flanagan scored on a 2-yard run to give the Raiders a 7-0 lead.
Holy Cross forced six Raiders
fumbles but recovered one.
MARTIN ST. AUG SHARE CROWN: CRUSADERS DOWN
Times-Picayune, The (New Orleans, LA) - Sunday, November 8, 1992
Author: MAX LEGGITT Correspondent
Thiel, Marc Williams, Dante Ascani and Frank Caracci combined for 245 yards rushing, and Damien Tullier and Hal Howat led
a defense that held Rummel to 25 total yards as Brother Martin won a share of the District 10-5A title with a 16-0 victory
over Rummel on Saturday night at Yenni Stadium.
The Crusaders share the title with St. Augustine, which they beat earlier
in the season.
The loss probably eliminated Rummel from playoff consideration.
"Those guys in the backfield
did a good job for us," Brother Martin coach Bobby Conlin said. "I thought we should have scored more points than
we did, but you have to give Rummel credit. They played hard and kept us out of the end zone. I'm not disappointed in having
to share the title. This district is so tough."
The Crusaders scored in the first quarter after Danny Fulham intercepted
a pass by Ryan Flanagan of Rummel at the Brother Martin 30. The Crusaders drove 70 yards in 12 plays and capped the drive
when Williams scored on a 15-yard run around right end with 1:12 left in the quarter.
"I noticed they were overloading
to one side," Thiel said. "So I changed the play back to the short side. Marc made a great run."
was able to cut the corner," Williams said "Frank (Caracci) made a good block for me on the play."
Crusaders took a 10-0 lead on a 38-yard field goal by Tullier with 7:11 left in the second quarter.
scored again in the fourth quarter. Thiel completed an 18-yard pass to Danny Crowdus on fourth down, reaching the Rummel 1.
Ascani scored on the next play to make it 16-0 with 4:33 left.
The Crusaders held the Raiders without a passing yard
in the game. Howatt had 13 tackles, and Tullier had 10.
Brother Martin completed the regular season 8-2 and 5-1 in
district, sharing the title with St. Augustine. Rummel finished 5-5 and 2-4.
The (New Orleans, LA) - Thursday, November 12, 1992
The Archbishop Rummel Parent Booster Club will sponsor a Christmas
Boutique Saturday at 9 a.m., in the Raider Room at the school, 1901 Severn Ave., Metairie. Proceeds will benefit the school
and the event is open to the public.
COUGARS DEFEAT RUMMEL
Times-Picayune, The (New Orleans, LA) - Friday, December 11, 1992
Author: MAX LEGGITT Correspondent
forward Roy Randle made a free throw with six seconds remaining to give St. Thomas More an 86-85 victory over Rummel in an
opening round game of the Newman Invitational Tournament on Thursday.
After Randle missed the second attempt, Corey
Avrard of Rummel got the rebound and dribbled up the court through traffic. He missed a 15-footer that would have given the
Raiders the victory.
Britton Mouton scored on a pass from Scott Hutchinson to give the Cougars an 85-78 lead with 1:40
But the Raiders came back on a layup and a 3-point shot by Jeff Lipari to cut the lead to 85-83 with 1:12 left.
The Cougars ran the clock down before Thomas Mount of Rummel stole the ball from Randle. Rummel then tied the score
at 85 when JoJo Powell scored on an inbounds pass from Lipari with 15 seconds left.
Powell, attempting to steal from
Randle, fouled him instead.
"I just wanted to make the first one," Randle said. "So I would not have
to worry about making the second."
Randle scored 27 points and grabbed 15 rebounds.
"Roy is starting
to play like I know he can," St. Thomas More coach Danny Broussard said. "He is one of our best defenders, and he
is starting to become a complete player for us."
Avrard led the Raiders with 22 points, including four 3-pointers.
Lipari scored 14, and Powell and Roderic Johnson scored 12 each.
The Cougars (8-2), who lost in the quarterfinals of
the state 3A playoffs last year to champion Winnsboro, got 16 points from 6-foot-7 senior center John Garber. Mouton came
off the bench to score 12, and Hutchinson finished with eight points, eight assists and five rebounds.
ran our delay very well for us and made some big free throws down the stretch," Broussard said. "We knew coming
in that Rummel liked to shoot the 3-point shot. We like to play more of a half-court game. We're pleased to come away with
St. Thomas More will play the winner of the St. Augustine-B.T. Washington game today at 8 p.m.
ROBARTS GETS 500TH VICTORY
Times-Picayune, The (New Orleans,
LA) - Friday, December 11, 1992
Author: From staff reports
East Jefferson's 51-38 victory over B.T. Washington
on Friday in the CYO Tournament was coach Jim Robarts' 500th victory in 26 years of high-school coaching. In his fifth year
at East Jeff, Robarts previously coached at Jesuit-Shreveport for three years and at Rummel for 18 years. His career record
OPENING WITH A BANG: It's official - John Curtis and St. Augustine will meet in the 1993 football season
opener at a site to be determined. St. Augustine was a quarterfinalist and 11-2 this season. Curtis finished 10-1 after a
regional loss to Opelousas.
ETC: Rummel will hold a Christmas Baseball camp, Dec. 21-23, from 9 a.m. to noon daily
at the school. Call Frank Cazeaux at 834-6769 for information. . . . Karr needs football opponents for the third, fourth and
eighth playing dates next season. Contact Ron Gearing at 394-8161. . . . Lafayette is looking for a team to participate in
its baseball tournament, Feb. 26-28. Coaches can contact Sammy Taulli at 318-984-8118. . . . Ganus needs baseball and softball
opponents. Call Larry Maples at 282-9911.
ABRAMSON DEFEATS RUMMEL IN
Times-Picayune, The (New Orleans, LA) - Saturday, December 19, 1992
Author: BRYAN LAZARE Correspondent
Taranto, who has been coaching basketball for 21 years, had never seen anything like Friday night's game between his Abramson
Commodores and Rummel.
The teams took 159 shots in 32 minutes. If one more shot had been taken, they would have averaged
a shot every 12 seconds. Both teams scored more than 100 points, and neither team showed any semblance of a half-court offense.
Abramson's inside strength won out over Rummel's 3-point bombing as the host Commodores earned a 112-105 non-district
"It was like light speed at times out there," Taranto said. "I've never been involved with
something like this. But I really enjoy that type of game. It's suited to the style of our kids."
That style was
also suited for Rummel, a team that has adopted former Loyola Marymount coach Paul Westhead's offense. The Raiders, at a tremendous
size disadvantage, took 41 3-point shots and made 15.
With its 3-point arsenal, Rummel (7-6) was never out of the game.
The Raiders cut a 20-point deficit to seven in a three-minute stretch in the second quarter. Rummel fell behind by 20 again
early in the third quarter but pulled to eight seconds into the final period. The Raiders, behind by 15 with three minutes
left in the game, were able to get the final margin down to seven.
"You see how small we are," Rummel coach
Rusty Jones said. "We're not going to beat anybody with a straight half-court defense. So we try to pick up the tempo.
If we hit 35 percent of our threes, we have a good chance of winning."
Rummel made 39 percent of its 3-pointers
Friday, but they were not enough to overcome Abramson's inside strength.
Forward Roderick Smith had a career game with
43 points and 22 rebounds. Forward Terrance Davis had 28 points and 11 rebounds, and center Al Richardson had 24 points and
11 rebounds. The Commodores (9-4), who shot 62 percent from the field, had a 58-30 rebounding advantage.
never run like that," Smith said. "And I've never seen a team shoot threes like that. It was easy for me. They left
me open. They put pressure on our guards and let Al (Richardson) and me open in the back. All the guards had to do was throw
me the ball."
Rummel, which played without senior Brian Rivera, who has an injured knee, had six players score
in double figures. Joe Powell, who didn't attempt a 3-pointer, was the leading scorer with 30 points. Corey Avrard, who made
four 3s, had 20. Richie Spottswood, the only senior, had 16 points, including four 3-pointers.
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PARADE HONORS BERON, MCCULLOUGH
Times-Picayune, The (New Orleans, LA) - Wednesday,
December 23, 1992
Author: JIM KLEINPETER Staff writer
Rummel defensive tackle Billy Beron and Shaw defensive end
Colby McCullough were named to the 1992 Parade Magazine Prep All-America team, the magazine announced Tuesday.
who is 6-foot-4 and 265 pounds, had 63 tackles, five sacks and recovered three fumbles. He was an all-Metro selection as a
"Billy got double- and triple-teamed a lot this season, and teams ran away from him," Rummel coach
Marc Martin said. "He's got excellent strength and quickness, and he has a great attitude. He's probably gotten more
attention than any football player in the 30-year history of this school."
McCullough (6-4, 240) was moved from
defensvie end to middle linebacker to strengthen Shaw's defense. He had 67 solo tackles, 51 assists, six sacks, five tackles
behind the line, caused three fumbles, recovered three fumbles and batted down two passes.
"Colby was as good
as any player we've had here," Shaw coach Hank Tierney said. "He did the job consistently for three years. When
he moved to linebacker, it solidified our defense for the stretch run. He had an 18-tackle and a 16-tackle game after moving
Beron and McCullough were joined by Baton Rouge Catholic running back Kevin Franklin on the 56-member
team. California had nine players on the team.
The team is culled from preseason college recruiting lists and compiled
in August. It is not based on performance during the 1992.
Beron; Had 63 tackles and five sacks
Colby McCullough; Moved to LB during season
HEARTY PARTY AND HEAVENLY HOBNOBBING
Times-Picayune, The (New Orleans, LA) - Thursday, December
Author: NELL NOLAN
Holidays with heart and Rufus reveling branded a brace of bashes that made the yule
log roll. Titled "Tres Jolie Fete," the annual Christmas in the Heart given by the Heart Ambassadors - the women's
auxiliary of the Louisiana Affiliate of the American Heart Association - gave an extra beat to the season. And for the Archbishop
Rummel High School family, the 1992 auction bore the merry marquee "A Heavenly Evening With Rufus." In the message
was the mascot.
For the Heart Ambassadors, the hosting duo was Christie and Mitchell Mintz, who flew in from New York
City just in time to open their home, the Pratt Mansion, to the festive flocks. The evening took on still another special
fillip: Honored were the past presidents, whose ranks included Mary Ann Bendernagel, event co-chairman Carrie Castrogiovanni,
Louana de Matteo, Patsy Hotard, Cathey Liberto and Rosemarie Warden.
Another limelighted duo was Jeanne (Mrs. James
J.) Culotta and Irene (Mrs. Morris) Klinger, respective president and chairman. President Jeanne and husband Jim, who celebrated
their 50th wedding anniversary this year, were glowing with the news that their daughter, Richelle, and husband Bob Hecker
would present them with an early Christmas gift, a grandson named Christopher Robert Hecker.
Event chairman Irene Klinger
made gold her sartorial statement. Pantagris was the designer and lame the fabric.
Party decorations appeared in the
entranceway that was lined with tall ficus trees sparked with tiny white lights. Pink (the HA color) poinsettias decorated
the buffet table, while flowers and red bows embellished the stairway. Additional floral arrangements were found throughout
the home, which was filled with the music of Johnny Feilden.
In the foreground were HA hobnobbers Beverly Ales, Donna
and Ken Amos, Edmond Bendernagel with Mary Ann, event co-chairman Frances Ciaravella, Dr. Jack Castrogiovanni with Carrie,
Ida Danjean, Carlo DeMatteo with Louana, Sally and Judge Adrian Duplantier, Sylvia Enelow, the Larry Garveys, Helen Gilbert,
Louise Hiers, Lorraine Hogan, Dr. Morris Klinger and Irene, and Clare and Albert Knesel. Groaning board rounds produced such
tasty treats as crawfish fettucine, 10-layer dip and works-of-art pastries.
Others mingling were Cheryl Mart, Provy
McCann, Carole Parker McGinity, Gladys and Stewart Niles, Alice O'Shaugnessy, local American Heart Association President Dr.
Lehman K. Preis, Sally and Gerald Quinlan, Lillian and Dr. Thorpe Ray, Dr. Marilyn Ray and husband Dr. Leonard Gately, "Sweetheart"
patron Vada (Mrs. Jack Junius) Reynolds, Josie Riccobono, Barbara Richmond, Peggy and Manuel Saavedra, Mary Ann Valentino,
president-elect Ruth Waits and corresponding secretary Brenda Vorhoff. To name a few of the HA few, who cheered when Albert
Knesel's name was called as the winner of a cellular phone.
For the Archbishop Rummel fun, the winner of a $500 savings
bond was Steve McGovern. Others who copped big auction items were John New, Allan and Barbara Maxwell, Gordon and Mary Chalmers,
Dr. Courtney Russo, Charlene Ardoin, Jean Bossetta, Mike and Jennifer Maxwell, Tom and Beth Wetzel, Tommy Aucoin and Jim and
Cindy Carroll, who'll have a gourmet dinner for six at principal David Hardin's home, served in style by the Rummel administrative
team. Jo Ann Kelly had the luck of the Irish and reaped the bounty of the 50/50 raffle.
Other notables were auctioneer
Dave Gilmore, vice principal Brother Gale Condit, F.S.C., and development director Jean Rice. Pat and Jean Bossetta starred
as chairmen, following in the '91 wake of the Jim Carrolls. Dr. Wynn Russo smiled as guest emcee, while chef Andrea Apuzzo
whetted the collective appetite and Tony Frigo set the on-campus night to music.
As solicitations coordinators Jake
and Valerie Taranto filled the bill and, with the busy Bossettas, thanked the dozens of committee chairmen and the 86 Rufus
helpers, who made education a litttle weightier in Santa's bag.
and Henry Houin
Ruth Waits, Ken Amos, Gladys Niles
Dr. Morris Klinger, Carole McGinity; Frances Ciaravella,
Dr. Lehman Preis, Carrie Castrogiovanni
Far left, top, Jim Culotta, Barbara Richmond; bottom,
Hogan, Sally Quinlan; left, Mitchell and
Christie Mintz, Jeanne Culotta, Irene Klinger at Heart
Jean and Pat Bossetta at Rummel High School auction
Chef Andrea Apuzzo
Marie Taylor, Ron Jung,
David and Paula Hardin, Gerry Miller, Marian Montalbano,
Valerie and Jake Taranto
BY DARLENE HINGLE OLIVO
WELCOME TO THE FAST
LANE - DON'T BLINK, OR YOU'LL MISS RUMMEL'S SHOT-CRAZY OFFENSE
Times-Picayune, The (New Orleans, LA) - Friday, January
Author: BILL BUMGARNER East Jefferson bureau
So you're planning to take notes at a Rummel basketball game.
Better know shorthand.
Or maybe you're planning to officiate a Rummel basketball game. Better warm up properly. A triathlon
Anyone venturing to the Raiders gym, be forewarned. This is no rest stop, no place for the timid or the
lead-footed. Fifth-year Raider coach Rusty Jones spent the off-season picking the brains of ex-Denver Nuggets coach Paul Westhead
and Troy State coach Don Maestri on the advantages of a frenetic, 3-point-shot oriented offense that rains shots from long
range, and brought that offense to Rummel.
Lacking height but blessed with a battery of sharpshooters, Jones felt Rummel
wasa perfect labratory for an offensive overhaul, moving away from the customary fast-break or half-court offense to one in
which fast breaks lead to 3-point shots.
"I am a guard-type person myself," said Jones, a Raider player during
the 1970's. "This is not the kind of thing you just try. You must be committed. You must really get into it."
Through its first 17 non-district games, Rummel averaged 102 possessions per contest, compared to 52 last
Rummel is launching 85 shots per game and averaging 87 points per game.
The team has taken 878 2-pointers
and 459 3-pointers.
Rummel scored a season-high 142 points against a Canadian team in a Daytona Beach, Fla. tournament
victory and has scored more than 100 points five times in 18 games.
After a 107-96 victory Tuesday against De La Salle,
Rummel is 11-7 and 1-0 in District 10-5A.
The new Raiders philosophy is simple. The ball is inbounded after a basket
to one of two Raiders, preferably in full flight. That guard dribbles to the opposing basket as quickly as possible and takes
a layup if available. If not, the ball is kicked out to the right or left where an eager Raider is waiting to put up a 3-pointer.
If none of those three options is open, there's always a trailing player, who also awaits a 3-pointer.
"On a fast
break, there is almost always the opportunity for a three," said Jones. "Part of shooting is mental. I yell at them
when they don't take the shot. But the kids love it. I talked once about going back (to the old style) and they almost killed
Rummel has put together a winning record despite the loss of senior Brian Rivera, whose knee injury four
games into the season deprived the Raiders offense of 25 points per game and quickness at guard.
The slack has been
picked up by sophomore JoJo Powell (the leading scorer averaging 19 points per game), senior Richie Spottswood (28 of 118
on 3-pointers) junior Corey Avrard (37 of 99 on 3-pointers) and freshman Roderick Johnson (20 of 50).
for 35 percent (on 3-pointers)," said Jones.
"It's high tempo," said Avrard. "We score a lot of
points and take a lot of shots. It seems to hype the fans more."
"This style is better for our ball club,"
said Spottswood. "The new offense wasn't really a surprise. We knew something was up when we spent our first practices
running around the track. Now a lot of the students are calling us the Running Raiders."
Maestri, the former coach
at Holy Cross, seemed an appropriate source. Last January, Troy State gave up 141 points to DeVry Institute but won by 117
Rummel had a similar experience, scoring 105 points against Abramson, only to lose by seven.
Jones pointed out, "had we played what is considered convention basketball against Abramson, we could have easily lost
by 20 or 30 points in the blink of an eye."
Spottswood (30) prepares to shoot another
3-pointer. Rummel averages 102 possessions per game, or more
three per minute.
STAFF PHOTO BY NORMAN J. BERTAUX
Times-Picayune, The (New Orleans, LA) - Saturday, January 16, 1993
Author: JIM KLEINPETER Prep editor
switch to a run-and-gun offense this season has drawn some attention, but defense was the star of the show Friday night.
Raiders' full-court press forced 21 turnovers and helped fuel a 15-0 run in the third quarter as Rummel beat Holy Cross, 76-64,
in a District 10-5A game at Rummel.
"We don't usually talk about defense around here," said Rummel coach
Rusty Jones, smiling. "That's the first time this year we've gotten that close to anybody."
Holy Cross controlled
the pace with a slow-down offense, and Rummel shooting 33 percent (nine of 27). But the Raiders led by one, 26-25, in a relatively
But the Raiders turned up the defensive pressure and made seven of their first 10 shots in the second
The Raiders turned a pair of steals off the press into three-point plays by Sean Warr and Jeff Lipari in the
15-0 run that put Rummel ahead, 45-30.
A 10-0 run late early in the fourth period gave Rummel its's biggest lead, 57-34.
The Raiders, whose offense is built around the 3-point shot, made only four of 14 3-point attempts, but had 13 layups.
Spottswood scored 17 to lead the Raiders, and Joe Powell and Corey Avrard scored 12 points each. Avrard had seven rebounds
and Powell six.
Rummel made 17 of 31 shots in the second half.
Holy Cross was led by Dale Bowers, who had 19
points and 13 rebounds. Kenny Feehan scored 11 points.
The Tigers controlled the tempo by spreading the offense and
looking for big men Jeff Fitzgerald and John Johnson running the baseline. But 11 Tigers turnovers in the first half kept
the score close. The Tigers hurt their cause at the free throw line, making only three of 13 attempts.
ST. AUG ADJUSTS, ROUTS RUMMEL
Times-Picayune, The (New Orleans, LA) - Wednesday, January
Author: JOHN DeSHAZIER Staff writer
St. Augustine was a little too conscious of Rummel's 3-point shooters.
The Purple Knights managed to hold the Raiders to 1-for-9 shooting on 3-pointers in the first half. But in the process,
St. Aug saw its extended defense shredded for 14 layups.
St. Aug pieced together the entire defensive package in the
third quarter and did a bit of shredding of its own in the second half, earning a 95-77 victory Tuesday night.
were supposed to take away the penetration first, then take away the 3," St. Aug coach Bernard Griffith said. "We
didn't do that in the first half. But we woke them up at halftime."
The Knights (22-3, 6-0 in District 10-5A)
opened the second half with a 13-2 run and coasted to their 42nd consecutive Catholic League victory.
3-1) had difficulty getting off 3-pointers in the first half and even more trouble making them. But the Raiders veered away
from took advantage of St. Aug's overly aggressive man defense.
Fourteen of Rummel's 16 field goals in the first half
were layups - Roderic Johnson made a 3-pointer and Joe Powell made an off-balance jumper in the lane. With the Knights covering
the 3-point line, the smaller Raiders countered with dribble penetration and often found no second wave of defense after breaking
past the first man.
But St. Augustine led 44-41 at halftime.
Versile Shaw, who scored 13 of his 15 points in
the second half, spurred St. Aug's opening run in the third quarter with five points. Maurice Robertson, who scored a game-high
26, scored six of his 10 second-half points in the fourth quarter, and the Knights' lead didn't fall below 10.
Aug opened the third quarter with a layup by Shaw. Karnell James' jumper with 6:32 left pushed the lead to 50-41, and 21 seconds
later, Shaw converted a three-point play. With 5:54 left, James scored off an offensive rebound to boost the lead to 55-41.
RUMMEL KEEPS PACE WITH NEW OFFENSE
Times-Picayune, The (New Orleans,
LA) - Saturday, January 23, 1993
Author: BRYAN LAZARE Correspondent
Rummel has utilized its 3-point shooting to
become a contender in the first-round District 10-5A race.
But in order to keep its first-round title hopes alive,
the Raiders switched to another style of play Friday against Jesuit.
With its 3-point attempts not hitting, Rummel
relied on man-to-man defense to come away with a 72-53 victory over the Blue Jays.
Holy Cross' 61-59 upset victory
over St. Augustine means Rummel (4-1, 15-8) can tie for the first-round championship by winning at Brother Martin on Tuesday.
Jesuit (2-3, 15-8) now gets ready for the second round, which begins next Friday.
Rummel was unable to make 3-pointers
in its 18-point loss to St. Augustine on Tuesday. But the Raiders were able to overcome some horrendous shooting against Jesuit.
Rummel made three of its first 27 shots but trailed by only 10 points three minutes into the second quarter.
felt like if we could just play defense like we had for the rest of the game, we could wear them down," Rummel coach
Rusty Jones said. "I knew we'd start hitting on offense. This is one game our defense won for us."
made their last five shots in the first half as they scored 15 consecutive points to take a 24-19 lead. Rummel reserves Clint
Dauzat, Sean Warr and Jeff Lipari scored 11 of the 15 points.
Jesuit cut the lead to two points by the half on a 3-pointer
by Mike Toups, who led Jesuit with 14 points.
Rummel made 18 of its 32 second-half shots. But the points were coming
from the defense and half-court offense, not from 3-pointers.
Corey Avrard scored 15 of his game-high 21 points in
the second half. JoJo Powell scored 14 of his 18 points in the second half. Avrard and Powell scored every point in the first
three minutes of the third quarter as Rummel built a 37-26 lead.
When Jesuit cut the Raiders' lead to four points in
the fourth quarter, Powell and Avrard combined for a quick three-basket run.
"The defense really helped out our
offense," Avrard said. "We weren't shooting good in the first half. But we picked up our game at the start of the
RUMMEL EARNS TIE FOR TITLE IN 10-5A
The (New Orleans, LA) - Wednesday, January 27, 1993
Author: JIM KLEINPETER Prep editor
All the Rummel Raiders
wanted was a second chance.
The Raiders got second chances all night long against Brother Martin in a 61-52 victory
at Brother Martin, earning them a second chance at the District 10-5A first-round title.
Rummel (16-8, 5-1) tied St.
Augustine for first place, and the teams will meet in a one-game playoff not yet scheduled.
The Raiders shot 32 percent
from the field (24 of 75) but made up the difference with a 53-37 rebounding edge.
"We were young and nervous,"
said Rummel coach Rusty Jones. "I think the kids realized they had a shot at the first-round title. We missed some easy
shots, but we kept plugging away."
Joe Powell scored 28 points and had eight rebounds, and the Raiders made 5-of-6
free throws in the final two minutes to hold on in a game where the momentum swung back and forth. Powell scored seven points
in a 9-0 run that gave Rummel the lead for good midway through the fourth period.
Rummel's Richie Spottswood had 11
points and 12 rebounds, and Clint Dauzat scored 10 points. Thomas Mount had nine rebounds and Jeff Lipari seven for the Raiders.
Sean Carter led Brother Martin (7-14, 3-3) with 11 points and 11 rebounds. Millard Collins scored 10 points.
made some crucial turnovers when we needed the possession to count," said Brother Martin coach Barry Dotson, whose team
scored two points in the final five minutes. "Rummel does a good job of dictating the tempo. A spurt here or there was
Rummel led 33-24 at halftime but came out cold in the second half, missing its first nine shots.
The Crusaders scored nine straight to tie the score at 33 before Roderic Johnson put Rummel ahead with a 3-pointer.
maintained the lead until a six-point Martin spurt put the Crusaders in front 50-47. Mario Lopez had a steal and a layup to
give Martin the lead, and Brian Cochran followed with a jump shot from the baseline.
But Powell made two layups around
a basket by Spottswood. With 2:33 remaining and Rummel leading 53-50, Powell made the first of two free throws. After missing
the second, he recovered the loose ball in the lane and made a basket to make it 56-50.
A layup by Collins made it
56-52, but Spottswood and Corey Avrard made 5-of-6 free throws the rest of the way.
Brother Martin's Brian Cochran (43) got past Rummel's Jeff
Lipari (34) on this play, but the Raiders beat the
to clinch a tie for the first round District 10-5A title.
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Seventeen students from St. Margaret Mary School captured first place in four areas of competition at an Archbishop
Rummel Middle School Mathematics Tournament held recently in Metairie.
More than 300 seventh and eighth grade students
representing 16 schools participated in the one-day event.
Competing in the senior division from St. Margaret Mary
was the team of Steven Reynolds, Cole Cranford, Mike Taylor and Jill Hattier. Reynolds was captain of the the team which took
first place in the math bowl.
Two team members continued to place at the top of individual rounds of competition. Colin
Lambert received a first place medal in the junior division and Giselle Caamano earned a first place medal in the senior division.
St. Margaret Mary earned the first place award for the highest score in the interschool team test segment.
participating on the team were Aimee Chopin, Vanessa Delerno, Laura Dolsen, J.J. Dore, Chad Favre, James O'Donnell, Erin O'Neill,
Ann Palensky, Thomas Schneidau, Frank Tanguis and Kelly Taylor.
The team's efforts were coordinated by St. Margaret
Mary teacher Jane Reynolds.
KNIGHTS WIN FIRST ROUND
The (New Orleans, LA) - Thursday, January 28, 1993
Author: BRYAN LAZARE Correspondent
Versile Shaw and Karnel
James combined for 38 points as St. Augustine won the first-round District 10-5A title with an 87-69 playoff victory over
Rummel on Wednesday night at the Jesuit gym.
Defending Class 5A champion St. Augustine (22-4), which has won the Catholic
League title the last three seasons, clinched a state playoff berth with the victory.
Shaw led the Purple Knights with
22 points and 12 rebounds. Shaw, who made 10 of 15 shots, and Maurice Robertson provided the offense in the first half when
St. Augustine took a 40-38 lead.
James, who scored 16 points but fouled out late in the game, scored the Knights' first
eight points in the third quarter when they stretched their lead.
"When those two guys get their minds ready to
play they do a good job," St. Augustine coach Bernard Griffith said. "They both need to be more consistent."
Like the game between the teams nine days ago, St. Augustine broke open a close game in the second half. The Purple
Knights led by 13 points after three quarters and held a 21-point lead twice in the fourth quarter.
Joe Powell led
Rummel (16-9) with 17 points, but he scored just three in the second half. Corey Avrard scored 16.
better defense in the second half," Griffith said. "Powell's penetration hurt us in the first half. We cut down
his driving in the second."
Robertson scored 18 points for St. Augustine, which shot 61 percent from the field.
RB RAYMOND SELECTS WAVE
Times-Picayune, The (New Orleans, LA)
- Sunday, January 31, 1993
Author: BILL BUMGARNER Staff writer
Hahnville's Horace Raymond committed to Tulane
on Saturday, and Rummel's Billy Beron chose Tennessee.
Raymond, a 6-foot, 205-pound running back, was the All-Metro
offensive MVP and an All-Stater.
"I think the Tulane program can rise, and I am looking forward to being a part
of it," he said. "I felt completely comfortable with the coaching staff. Tulane was very sincere. They were genuine
to me and my parents."
Raymond also visited Clemson and Arizona and was offered visits by LSU and Alabama. He
gained 1,386 yards as a senior on 197 carries and scored 19 touchdowns for the 15-0 state Class 4A champions.
told me he knew he was not going to play football the rest of his life, so he knew what an education from Tulane is worth,"
Hahnville coach Darren Barbier said. He is Tulane's 12th high school commitment.
Beron, a 6-4, 265-pound defensive
tackle, picked the Vols instead of Florida. Alabama was his only other visit.
Beron, All-Metro as a junior, and Raymond
are members of The T-P Top 20 Blue-chip list.
RUMMEL LISTS MATH
Times-Picayune, The (New Orleans, LA) - Sunday, February 7, 1993
The following students at Archbishop
Rummel High School were recently inducted into the school's chapter of Mu Alpa Theta, an honorary mathematics organization
for high school students:
Benton, William Blaine, Joseph Gerrara, Benjamin Foley, Pedro Galeas, Jeremy Goebel, Robert Guichet, John Herzog, Jeff Kennedy,
Joshua Laborde, Randy Lachney, Russell Lewis, Ryan Lockhard, Jonathan Mancuso, Vu Hoang Nuguyen, Johnny Pan, Derek Pepiak,
Alex Rice and Ryan Wolfort.
JAYS WALK OVER RUMMEL, EARN RUNNER-UP
Times-Picayune, The (New Orleans, LA) - Wednesday, February 24, 1993
Author: BRYAN LAZARE Correspondent
and Rummel played for second place in District 10-5A Monday night, but the two coaches took vastly different approaches to
the game, won by Jesuit, 74-53.
The Blue Jays' second district playoff rout in as many nights earned them their first
state playoff berth in seven years.
"Certainly this was an important game," first-year Jesuit head coach
Chris Jennings said. "We get to host a playoff game. Also it says something about our program, which has gone a long
way this year."
Rummel coach Rusty Jones took an opposite view of Monday's game. The Raiders, whose 8-4 overall
district record was the best in the league outside of St. Augustine's 10-2 mark, finished second in the first round. Jesuit,
7-5 overall in district, finished second in the second round.
"This game didn't matter to me," Jones said.
"We did it when it counted. We beat them twice during the regular season. We beat them the other night, and then we won
a real emotional game Friday (against Brother Martin) to get into the playoffs. We're the second place team. We went 8-4."
Both teams will play in the opening round of the state playoffs Friday. Jesuit will be at home against District 8-5A
runner-up Easton. Rummel will be on the road as a wild-card team.
Rummel looked like a team which was using Monday's
game as a scrimmage. Jones used 11 players in the first 10 minutes. Leading scorer Joe Powell did not play in the first quarter
as the Raiders fell behind by 14 points, 23-9. Powell, the only Rummel player in double figures, scored 16.
defense was the major reason for earning its playoff berth. The Blue Jays allowed 90 points in its district playoff victories
over Shaw (79-37) Sunday and Rummel.
The Raiders shot 28 percent from the field (18-of-65). Rummel, which made five
field goals while falling behind 37-19 in the first half, made two of 20 3-pointers.
"Defense is the reason we're
playing well now," Jesuit forward Ryan Casey said. "We're keeping up the defensive pressure, and nobody's shooting
well against us."
Casey led Jesuit with 15 points and nine rebounds. Center Dennis Newton had 14 points and 13
rebounds, and forward Mike Toups had 11 points and eight rebounds.
"We're playing our best basketball both offensively
and defensively right now," Jennings said. "We've had injuries throughout the season. In the second round we had
everybody back, and we played well the whole second round."
ROAMING UNFAMILIAR TERRITORY
Times-Picayune, The (New Orleans, LA) - Thursday, February 25, 1993
Author: From staff
Nicholls' victory Friday over Carver broke a long drought for the Bobcats. Nicholls last reached the state playoffs
in 1975, as the District 9-4A runner-up to East Jefferson. Nicholls was last a district champion in 1972, when the Bobcats
defeated Assumption, 85-64, in the regional round before losing to Rummel, 64-43, in the quarterfinals. Nicholls and Chalmette
have won the District 10-4A title the last two seasons under the newly adopted seven-class plan. Before that, Carver (11)
and Cohen (2) had won the District 9-4A title 13 of the previous 14 seasons.
EXCLUSIVE COMPANY: St. Augustine's Catholic
League basketball championship was the fourth in a row for the Purple Knights, a feat accomplished only two other times in
the history of the district. De La Salle won four straight from 1957-'60, although one title was shared with St. Aloysius
in '59, and Jesuit won four straight from 1963-'66. De La Salle won the state championship in '57, '58 and '59, and the Blue
Jays were titlists in '64, '65 and '66. St. Augustine, coached by Bernard Griffith, is the defending Class 5A champion.
COMEBACK: Even though Salmen's 45-game district winning streak was snapped this season, the Spartans rebounded to win their
fifth consecutive district championship. Salmen went 7-1 in district after losing its league opener to Northshore, 65-58.
PUZZLED: St. Mary's coach Keith Haywood was a bit puzzled by an official's call during the Lady Cougars' 62-49 victory
over Assumption in the Class 4A regionals Monday. In the fourth quarter with St. Mary's holding a comfortable lead, senior
guard Kyitanya Payne was given a technical foul for faking a charge against Assumption guard Lana Durso - though Durso appeared
to have initiated the contact with her left forearm. "I've never seen that," Haywood said. "I thought it was
a Bush League call. We teach the girls to get out of there once they feel the contact."
HEADS OR TAILS?: It took
a coin flip to determine the site of Monday's boys game between St. Bernard and Belle Chasse for third place in District 9-3A.
Belle Chasse wanted the game on the West Bank at Karr, St. Bernard wanted it on its side of the river at Hannan. Belle Chasse
guessed heads and lost the coin flip, and the game, 76-54. "Playing across the river didn't bother us at all," Belle
Chasse coach Bob Becnel said. "We had to play it at some school in our district."
TOUGH DEMONS: Franklinton
(30-3) rolled through District 10-3A, winning the championship. The Demons, who play host to Clinton on Friday, are led by
forward Twentis Magee, who is averaging 25 points per game.
CLINIC OF THE YEAR: The Toyota Coach of the Year football
clinic will be held Feb. 26-27 at the Airport Hilton. Speakers include Don James of Washington, Mack Brown of North Carolina,
Curley Hallman of LSU, Billy Brewer of Ole Miss, Jim Mora and Joe Marciano of the Saints and Dennis Lampley of Trinity Episcopal
High School in Kentucky. Registration is 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. on Friday and the clinic concludes Saturday at 7 p.m. Call 1-800-451-5772
ETC: Country Day is accepting applications for its athletic director. Resumes should be sent to Principal
Edward Becker, 300 Park Rd., Metairie, La. 70005.
coached St. Augustine to its fourth
Consecutive Catholic League title.
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BRUINS, RAIDERS HOPE TO HEAL FAST
Times-Picayune, The (New Orleans, LA) - Friday,
February 26, 1993
Author: BILL BUMGARNER East Jefferson bureau
Neither district champion Bonnabel nor wild card
Rummel ended their seasons on an upbeat note.
The Bruins, who won the District 6-5A championship despite finishing
with a three-game losing streak, play host to the Raiders at 7 p.m. today in the first round of the Class 5A playoffs. Rummel
faded after tying St. Augustine for the first round title in District 10-5A.
Also on Friday, District 8-4A champion
Ellender will play host to Curtis (19-7) at 7 p.m. in Houma.
After starting 7-0 in district, Bonnabel staggered down
the stretch but edged Slidell for the championship.
"I did not realize just how tight we were," said Bruins
coach Glenn Dyer. "We were looking over our shoulders."
The Bruins rely upon Albert Anderson, who is averaging
25 points per game, and Jermaine Jola, averaging 15.
Rummel lost to Jesuit, 74-53, for the runner-up berth from District
10-5A. Rummel was 3-3 in the second round and beat Jesuit in its two previous meetings.
"I think we're ready.
We're geared up," said Raiders coach Rusty Jones. "We both get it up and down the floor pretty well. They have an
unstoppable player in Anderson and good athletes inside, so it should be interesting. Our goal was to reach the playoffs,
so we're happy about that."
Rummel, which defeated Bonnabel, 96-90, earlier this season, receives double-digit
scoring from JoJo Powell, Corey Avrard and Richie Spottswood. The Rummel offense relies on its long-range shooting.
said Dyer, "they won't be bombing all those 3-pointers."
Ellender, coached by former LSU player Ernest Brown,
is paced primarily by three players - Derrick Ross (16.0), Johnny Coleman (15.0) and Tebris Craft (10.0).
of Curtis' scoring has come from Tim Ridgley (13.0), Chris Howard (11.3) and Eddie Bibbins (11.6).
has been a struggle," Curtis coach Joe Barcelona said of his team's third-place finish in District 9-4A. "It seems
like every time we have a good ball-handling game our shooting is bad, and when we shoot well we don't handle the ball.
we have played some nice games, and considering what we lost last season, we've done okay. The players have given the effort."
The two other East Bank teams to earn a playoff berths, East Jefferson and Crescent City, have first-round byes.
Jeff will play host to the Jesuit-Warren Easton winner in the second round. East Jeff's 51-49 district championship victory
over Ehret enabled the Warriors to avoid an opening-round road game at East Ascension. Ehret is paired in the same bracket
with St. Augustine and Abramson.
Crescent City, the District 9-1A champion, will play host to the White Castle-Boothville-Venice
winner in the regionals.
Forward Eddie Bibbins (40) is the Patriots'
scorer, averaging 11.6 points per game .
GETS RIGHT BOUNCES IN WILD FINISH
Times-Picayune, The (New Orleans, LA) - Saturday, February 27, 1993
BUMGARNER East Jefferson bureau
After Bonnabel's 89-89 victory Friday night against Rummel, call the Bruins the victors
and the Raiders the victims, but don't call either one out of shape.
Bonnabel scored four points in 14 seconds and
held off a late Raiders charge.
In a furious final minute, Rummel tied the game at 85 on a layup by Corey Avrard with
48 seconds remaining. After a scramble under the Bruins' goal, the ball was knocked to Bonnabel's Craig Wichterich under the
basket. His layup made it 87-85 with 27 seconds to go.
The Raiders lost control of the ball, and Bonnabel's Jermaine
Jolla picked it up and dunked with 13 seconds to play.
Rummel's Richie Spottswood made a 3-pointer with three seconds
left, cutting the margin to 89-88.
Bonnabel's Will Tatom was fouled on the inbounds play but missed the free throw.
But Rummel's last hope, a full-court pass with one second left, was intercepted.
"We got very lucky there at the
end," said coach Glenn Dyer. "The ball just bounced to Craig, so it was one of those things. But we're used to playing
with Albert in trouble, because he fouled out of all the games on the Northshore. I thought our inside people made the difference."
The bi-district, home-court victory sends Bonnabel (16-12) into the Class 5A regionals at home against the Thibodaux-Higgins
winner. The wild-card Raiders finished 20-13.
Bonnabel survived despite foul trouble to leading scorer Albert Anderson,
who committed three fouls in the first quarter. He scored 12 points before fouling out with 1:44 to go.
Roger Johnson, a reserve averaging seven points per game, scored 21, including 15 in the third quarter.
made 13 of 36 3-pointers. Five Raiders scored in double figures, including Avrard with 23 points. Roderick Johnson had 15,
Spottswood 12 and JoJo Powell and Clinton Dauzat 10 each.
Jolla led all scorers with 29 points, and Nathanial Martin
had 11. Martin and Wichterich did most of the damage penetrating and dishing off inside but the Bruins never could thwart
Rummel from the perimeter. The Raiders made five of nine 3-pointers in the second quarter and four of their first five in
the third but were never able to grab the lead in the fourth.
Roger Johnson, who blocked this shot by Rummel's
Corey Avrard, came off the bench to score 31 points in the
89-88 playoff victory.
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RUMMEL BAND WINS
Times-Picayune, The (New Orleans, LA) - Sunday, February 28, 1993
The Archbishop Rummel High
School Band in Metairie won the band contest and $3,000 during the Krewe of Bacchus parade Sunday in New Orleans.
band from Lanier High School in Jackson, Miss., placed second and received $2,000. The Warren Easton High School Band in New
Orleans was third and received $1,000.
RUMMEL DOWNS HOLY
Times-Picayune, The (New Orleans, LA) - Saturday, March 20, 1993
Author: BILL BUMGARNER East Jefferson bureau
took advantage of two Holy Cross errors to score three unearned runs in the first inning en route to a 7-0 victory in a District
10-5A game Friday at windy Mike Miley.
Rummel, 8-3 overall, was paced by the hitting and pitching of Davin Severa,
who had two doubles. Severa allowed seven hits and four walks. The Tigers, 9-2 overall, left 11 on base.
it with pitching and defense, and that's the way we're going to have to win games," said Raiders coach Larry Schneider.
"Our pitching is not overpowering."
But it was effective. Holy Cross loaded the bases in the second and sixth
innings, but Severa worked out of it each time. In the sixth, Jeff Gagnard lined hard to center field, but Jimmy Cueto made
a running catch to end the Tigers' final threat.
In the first inning, after two walks by losing pitcher Steve Stinson,
Brian Bruno grounded back to Stinson, who opted to throw the ball to third base rather than second for a possible double play.
The throw skipped past third for a two-base error and a 1-0 Rummel lead.
Severa doubled to deep center field against
the wind, driving in two runs, for a 3-0 lead.
In the fifth, shortstop Wendall Babin was unable to handle a throw on
another potential double-play grounder, which again set the stage for Severa. With two runners on, he doubled for a 4-0 Raiders
lead. Jeff Russo followed with an RBI single, and Brian Glass hit an RBI double for a 6-0 lead. Bruno drove in the final run
with a sacrifice fly in sixth.
"It was a good start. It always is when you beat a good team," Schneider said.
The schedule gets no easier for Holy Cross, which plays host to league favorite Jesuit on Sunday. First baseman Jason
Fitzgerald led the Tigers with three hits.
Sergio Castillo of
Holy Cross dives safely back to first
as Rummel's Jeff Russo awaits throw.
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CABECEIRAS PITCHES JESUIT INTO 10-5A LEAD
Times-Picayune, The (New Orleans,
LA) - Wednesday, March 24, 1993
Author: BILL BUMGARNER East Jefferson bureau
A two-run homer and five-hitter by
Joey Cabeceiras and two RBIs by Butch Millet were major components in Jesuit's 6-1 victory Tuesday night over Rummel at Mike
But Blue Jays coach Dave Moreau likes to pay tribute to the aspects of the game that do not always make the
"Don't overlook the fact that we scored four runs after slides by Casey Cuntz broke up double plays,"
Little things notwithstanding, Jesuit displayed offensive punch throughout the lineup, with 11 hits, none
of which were bloops or soft liners. All nine starters reached base safely.
"We hit the ball nice," Moreau
Cabeceiras (3-1), returning from a one-game suspension because of a team-rule violation, walked one and struck
out one. His two-run homer in the bottom of the sixth sealed the victory.
Jesuit, 11-1 overall, took the District 10-5A
lead, and plays Wednesday afternoon at Holy Cross, 1-1. The Blue Jays are 2-0, with St. Augustine second at 1-0. Rummel is
1-1 in the district and 8-4.
Jesuit's three-run second inning put the Jays in command early. After a walk and a forceout,
Millet followed with an RBI single. Brian Olagues drove home two runs with another base hit.
Rummel closed the gap
to 3-1 on an RBI single by Davin Severa in the fourth, the only inning in which two Raiders reached base.
a run in the fifth on another RBI single by Millet for a 4-1 lead.
After Brian Hughes singled to lead off the sixth,
Cabeceiras homered to left field off Severa (3-3). Cuntz, Phil Kogos, Cabeceiras and Millet all had two hits for Jesuit. Cabeceiras
retired the final six Raiders.
Eleven Raiders swung at the first pitch.
"It was probably the best game
Joey has pitched this season," said Moreau. "There have been times when he's thrown harder, but he pitched very
well against a team that was very aggressive at the plate."
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HOLY CROSS TOPS JESUIT, TIGHTENS RACE
The (New Orleans, LA) - Thursday, March 25, 1993
Author: BILL BUMGARNER Staff writer
The first District 10-5A
round-robin matchups involving pre-season favorites Jesuit, Holy Cross and Rummel have concluded in a three-way tie for second
Holy Cross scored five runs in the last two innings and junior Todd Boren pitched a four-hitter as the Tigers
defeated Jesuit, 6-1, Wednesday at Holy Cross.
Each of the favorites has suffered through a one-sided loss, and each
has enjoyed an impressive victory.
Holy Cross' victory, its first over Jesuit since 1990, has created a knot of three
teams with 2-1 district records, including Rummel, which downed De La Salle, 11-2. St. Augustine leads the district at 1-0,
and plays at Brother Martin today.
"This was a game we wanted very badly," said Holy Cross coach Lou Carboni.
"Even though Rummel has a good ballclub, we got off to a bad start in district. We just did not play well. But this is
a good group and they came back."
In the bottom of the fifth inning, Sergio Castillo gave Holy Cross a 2-1 lead
with an RBI double following singles by Tommy Tingstrom and Lloyd Hecard. Jason Fitzgerald drove home the second run with
a single, and Kevin Cantrelle followed with a sacrifice fly.
The Tigers scored two more in the sixth. Jeff Gagnard
and Jimmie Glorioso opened with singles. Wendell Babin had an RBI grounder, and Castillo drove home another run with another
Fitzgerald had the Tigers' first RBI on a single in the first inning.
Boren (3-0) retired the first
nine batters before Jesuit scored its only run in the fourth on a hit batsman, a double by Joey Cabeceiras and an RBI single
by Carl Servat.
Casey Cuntz (2-1), who pitched the first 4 1/3 innings, was the loser.
Jesuit and Holy Cross
are each 11-2 overall.
ST. MARTIN'S HIRES MCGUIRE
Times-Picayune, The (New Orleans, LA) - Thursday, April 29, 1993
Author: BILL BUMGARNER Staff writer
Martin's has selected former Rummel assistant Mike McGuire as its new head basketball coach, replacing Mike Giorlando, who
left the Saints to become the head coach at Shaw.
McGuire, 29, was an eighth-grade coach at De La Salle for two years
before moving to Rummel for the last five seasons.
"Obviously I was flattered," McGuire said. "I got
the call from St. Martin's on Tuesday and was offered on Saturday. This is a very, very attractive opportunity, and I felt
like I had to take my shot."
The Saints, 13-16 last season, will be part of the five-team District 11-2A this
year, along with Newman, Buras, Fisher and Pope John Paul II. Former 11-2A member Redeemer has dropped to Class 1A.
will have a lot of kids coming back," McGuire said. "What style we play will depend on the personnel, but I think
we will use the passing game and tough man-to-man defense.
"I'm ecstatic about being a head coach. It was very
tough to leave Rummel, but I have been itching to become a head coach. "
Times-Picayune, The (New Orleans, LA) - Thursday, April 22, 1993
The Archbishop Rummel Parent Booster Club
will host a Mothers' Mass on Friday at 9 a.m. in the school chapel at 1900 Severn Ave., Metairie. Refreshments will be served
afterwards in the Brothers' Residence.
TIGERS GAIN REVENGE ON RUMMEL
Times-Picayune, The (New Orleans, LA) - Wednesday, April 14, 1993
Author: TONY LaBELLA St. Bernard/Plaquemines bureau
Holy Cross Tigers, and Steve Stanson and Lloyd Hecard in particular, had payback in mind Tuesday against Rummel.
the teams' first-round meeting, a 7-0 victory by Rummel, Stanson was the losing pitcher, and Hecard was hitless.
game at Holy Cross was a different story. Hecard hit a two-run homer, and Stanson pitched a complete game, rebounding from
early trouble and getting out of a jam in the seventh. The Tigers won, 3-2, to retain the second-round lead in District 10-5A.
"Hecard got the big hit for us, and Steve showed how much of a competitor he is," Holy Cross coach Lou Carboni
said. "He was in control at the end."
Stanson struck out 14, and Hecard's homer in the fourth gave Holy Cross
a 3-2 lead.
Holy Cross is 16-3 and 2-0 in the second round. Rummel is 12-6 and 1-1.
After Stanson (6-2) allowed
an RBI double by Brian Bruno and an RBI single by Bryan Glass in the second, Stanson retired 14 of the next 15 batters.
Rummel's Vinny Lamia singled to lead off the seventh, and Bruno beat out a bunt to put runners at first and second with no
outs. Catcher Jeff Gagnard picked Lamia off second. After Glass walked, Stanson struck out pinch-hitter John Blanchard and
got pinch-hitter Cory Avarad to ground to second to end the game.
"In close games like this, one mistake can be
costly," Rummel coach Larry Schneider said. "But give Holy Cross credit. Stanson did a real good job for them. He's
given us trouble for two years."
Stanson, a junior left-hander, gave up six hits.
"After I gave up
those runs, I felt like I had to keep fighting," Stanson said. "I just had to settle down and let my defense play
behind me. Late in the game I was getting ahead of the batters, and that helped a lot. My fastball was getting by them, and
my slider was pretty effective."
Rummel led 2-1 in the fourth, but Tommy Tingstrom had a one-out single and scored
on Hecard's shot over the right-center field fence off Davin Severa (4-3), who pitched a complete game and allowed 10 hits.
"I hit a fastball over the outside corner, and I knew I had gotten it pretty good," Hecard said. "This
was a big game for us. We needed a win badly."
The Raiders took the lead with two runs in the second. Severa led
off with a walk and advanced to second on a ground out by Lamia. Bruno doubled off the base of the left-field fence, and Glass
Holy Cross cut the lead to one in the second. Severa retired the first two batters, but Wendell Babin, Tingstrom
and Hecard singled to load the bases. Sergio Castillo followed with a grounder between shortstop and third that shortstop
Rick Culotta fielded in the hole, but had no play. Severa got Jason Fitzgerald to fly out to center to end the rally.
Holy Cross' Sergio Castillo (16) steals second ahead
of the tag by Rummel's Ricky Culotta.
one of the Tigers' 10 hits.
STAFF PHOTO BY DONALD STOUT
*** Corrections ***
Holy Cross baseball player Sergio Castillo has 26 RBIs.
PUBLISHED: Friday, April
RUMMEL PLANS FOOTBALL REUNION
Times-Picayune, The (New Orleans, LA) - Friday, May 14, 1993
Author: From staff reports
A reunion and crawfish
boil for all former Rummel football players who played during the school's first 25 years will be held at 12:30 p.m. Saturday
after the intrasquad spring game. Call Marc Martin at 834-5592.
Times-Picayune, The (New Orleans, LA) - Sunday, May 23, 1993
The 28th graduation class at Archbishop
Rummel High School received diplomas May 16 at the Pontchartrain Center in Kenner.
Named valedictorian for the commencement
exercises was James A. Campo. He will attend LSU on Honors and Alumni Scholarship.
Salutatorian for was Ronald J. Scalise.
He will attend Tulane University on a Dean's Honor Scholarship.
Graduates with high honors were Jeffrey Berner, Charles
Brandstetter, Warren Breaux, Jose Caballero, Christopher Chocheles, Joseph Diecedue, Kevin Edler, Robert Fee, Daniel Freeman,
Patrick Rickerfor, Andrew Rosenberg, Anthony Stanonis and Alvin Timothy.
Those graduating with honors were Stephen
Abernathy, Douglas Balash, Colin Barry, Robert Casey, Taryn Chevis, Jason Chuter, James Cueto, Vincent Diaz, Michael Eble,
Etienne Estorge, Keith Fabre, Ryan Flanagan, John Galey, David Gesser, Steven Guitterrez, Douglas Harris, Kyle Himel, Patrick
Holliday, Steven Hymel, Wayne Kairdolf, Vincent Lamia, Christopher Lobell, Michael Matthis,James May, Brian McGuinness, Joshua
McKay, Jordan Pastorek, Kevin Rahmel, David Raymond, Dennis Raymond, William Reames, Jeffrey Shaw, Derek Shields, Peter Talluto,
Michael Vasquez, Irby Wathen.
The remaining graduates were Jonathan Adams, Francisco Aguilar, Robert Ahrens, Brian
Anderson, Kevin Bardales, Byron Barrios, Kevin Barthel, William Beron, Casey Biehl,Stephen Bischof, Erik Bizette, Kaa Blue,
Davis Booth, Kenneth Bossetta, Greg Bourdonnay, Shawn Bourgeois, Daniel Bowman, Michael Branighan, Christopher Breaux, Richard
Brisset, Alton Broussard, Bryan Bruno, Michael Calongne, Ryan Casey, Ryan Casteix, William Caster, Edward Charbonnet, Jason
Coates, Michael Compagno, Kenneth Connell, Scott Crochet, Shane D'Antoni, Shawn Darrah, David Dauterive, Jamie David, William
Davis, Scott Diebel, Philippe de la Houssaye, Thomas Dempsey, Philip DeSalvo, Lawrence DiMaggio, Eric Dolese, Patrick Douglass,
Corey Downs, Charles Dunklin.
Scott Elwood, Jason Enclade, Andrew Fallo, George Faust, Michael Fejka, Jerome Fender,
Christopher Fernandez, Scott Finnan, Mark Fiorella, Kevin Ford, Vincent Gallo, Brad Galpin, Troy Gandolfi, Kevin Garfin, Michael
Garic, Dale Gauthier, Justin Giardina, Michael Giroir, William Guess, Donald Guidry, Geoffrey Harmann, Warren Henry,Todd Hewson,
Allen Hollier, Stephen Holzenthal, Michael Humbrecht, Scott Hunter.
J. Trent Jackson, Blake Knower, Carl Koppeis, Benjamin
Krail, Alvaro Lacayo, Michael Landry, Sergio Lanzas,Shane LaSalle, Christopher Laurent, Jason Lehrmann, Jason Leonard, John
Linker, Donald Logan, Charles Louvier, Michael Maestri, Karl Mager,Scott Marino, Christopher Mart, Eric McCrary, Matthew McDonald,
Kevin McGoey, Rick Meade, Daniel Meariman, Lyle Melancon, Ronald Mertz, Jeffrey Millet, Rhett Miranda, Marc Misuraca,Jeffrey
Mock, Casey Monnerjahn, William Monteleone, Ramiro Montoya, Paul Moragas.
Ryan Nalencz, Jacob Nastasi, Christopher
Newell, Antonio Notarangelo, Kevin O'Brien, Mauricio Ochoa, Kerry Oubre, John Parra, Brett Pemberton, Richard Perkins, Chad
Petersen, Jean Pigeon, Benjamin Poche, David Porche, Jack Pregeant, Jason Puderer, Chad Radecker, Michael Ramos,Matthew Richard,
Donald Riley, Bryan Rivera, David Rizzo, Michael Rodrigue, Christopher Rudy, Gregory Russo, Michael Ryan, Joshua Sanborn,
Jeremy Sanchez, Kurt Sanderson, Leo Schaefer,Michael Schembre, John Schnabel, Joseph Senia, Davin Severa, Daniel Shaw, David
Simoneaux, Michael Smith, Jonathan Sontag, Richard Spottswood, Greg Stierwald, Reinaldo Suarez, Robert Swiatkiewicz.
Tamborella, John Taylor, Rhett Thiel, Alonso Tripoli, Tyler Turgeau, Dominic Usher, Vincent Valenti, Bradley Walsh, Steven
Ware, Timothy Watts, Rodd Weidenbacher, Rodney White, Blake Whitson, Joseph Wilcox, Lorick Williams, Robert Winn.
WILLOUGHBY PROMOTED BY
Times-Picayune, The (New Orleans, LA) - Friday, June 4, 1993
Crescent City assistant Mark Willoughby has
been elevated to head baseball coach for the Pioneers, replacing Tommy Lisotta, who has moved to Rummel.
24, was also an assistant in football this past season, his first at Crescent City. The Pioneers were 16-5 in baseball.
30, coached one season at Crescent City. At Rummel, he will coach junior varsity football and freshman baseball. Lisotta served
as defensive coordinator for the Pioneers, who went 10-0.
UNO SIGNS THREE PLAYERS
Times-Picayune, The (New Orleans, LA) - Thursday, July 1, 1993
Author: From staff, wire reports
announced the signing of three local baseball players Wednesday. They are Infielder Mike Boudreaux of Delgado Community College,
outfielder Jimmy Cueto of Rummel and pitcher John Heine of Higgins. Boudreaux, from De La Salle, hit .333 with 20 RBIs in
39 games last season with Delgado. Heine, a Class 5-A All-Stater, was 9-3 with an 0.93 earned-run average. He was picked the
Outstanding Player in his district. Cueto batted .314 at Rummel and is hitting .340 in American Legion play. Nine of the Privateers'
14 signees are from the New Orleans area.
Record Number: 9307010039
1993, The Times-Picayune Publishing Corporation. All Rights Reserved. Used by NewsBank with Permission.
Times-Picayune, The (New Orleans, LA) - Sunday, July 4, 1993
Alfredo Narvaez a sophomore at Archbishop
Rummel High School in Metairie, was accepted as a 1993 Scholar of the National Hispanic Youth Initiative in Health, Biomedical
Research and Policy Development. The program is being held through July 10 in Washington, D.C. Narvaez is a resident of Kenner.