The Genesian Players produced Compulsion, Barefoot In The Park, and Little Shop
of Horrors during the academic year. Their third production of "The Little Shops of Horrors"
opened May 2 and ran through May 11 with student actors Brandy Blocker, Scott Arroyo, Kevin Willis, Jeremy Lampo, Alex Martinez
and David Lowe.
Swim Couch Annette McDonald's family moved to Kansas in the wake of substantial reduction of Amoco Production Company's workforce
in New Orleans. Her parents, Stuart and Gloria Fourroux, owned and ran Stuart Prep, which Rummel bought in 1985.
Her replacement was, former Riverdale coach Mike Falati, who was the 1989 Girls' High School Coach of the Year. "I
built the team both in strength and numbers with 15 qualifying for the state (championship meet)," she said of her team
that finished third in the Greater New Orleans High School Swim League for the past three years. "The potential is there
as long as Mike has the same goals for the team." "It's a tribute to her as a woman coach in an all-boys school,"
Director of Guidance Ellen Windstein said. "And the kids really respected her." "She honestly cared about
us," 1986 alumnus Ricky Indovina said. "She made you want to swim. Other coaches we had didn't care. That was the
best thing about her - she cares." "I think she's turned the program around where kids want to come to Rummel
for the swimming program," said Rummel alumnus George Rucker, whose son George is a promising young athlete. From
the Times-Picayune, The (New Orleans, LA) - Sunday, August 6, 1989, Author:
ROB CAMBIAS East Jefferson bureau
Brother Martin 82, Rummel 74 -- Welch, Douville,
Rucker, and Coy won the 400 Freestyle Relay in 3:28.26.
State Championship -- Rummel placed 5th in the state championship
at UNO. Junior Lance Coy won state title in the 100-yard backstroke.
In the Greater New Orleans Swim League's
city meet at UNO Holy Cross finished 12th in the boys meet. The Tigers scored 42 points. Jesuit outclassed the competition,
scoring 420 points. Brother Martin had 294 points, and Rummel took third with 257 1/2 .
"matheletes" scored as a top 10 winning team in the New Orleans chapter of the Louisiana Engineering Society at
the University of New Orleans sponsored Mathcounts competition on February 19, 1989.
Rummel High School placed second in the Louisiana Mu Alpha Theta Sweepstakes. In individual competition,
Paul Haulard was fifth and Lawrence Butler was 10th in geometry. John Eble was first and Bernard Lacour was ninth in calculus.
Eble was also third in the scholarship test. Other members of the Rummel team were Ricky Goetz, David Reed,
Ryan Hall, Shane Menkiewicz, Phillip Lopiccolo, Frank Rose, Ron Jung, Robbie Portinari, Neil Saia, Robbie Hagen, Mike Brenes,
Eric Bornstein, Steve Persky, Kevin Stephens, Leroy Hall, Eric Bennett, Terence Scipione, David Vitrano, John Naquin, Billy
Derenbecker, Keith Millet, Brian Flores, Paul Killian, Thomas Waguespack, Frank Wharton, Steve Wong, Andrew Howat, Al Wortman
and Mike Hebert.
Boh Capitano play the No. 1 position on Rummel 's tennis team.
Brian Corliss was honored at the New Orleans Chapter of the National Football Foundation and Hall of Fame's awards luncheon
on April 26 at the New Orleans Hilton and named a member of the composite Academic All-State teams by the Louisiana
High School Athletic Association. Corliss had a 4.2 grade point average. Michael Chepalis and Richard Ely recieved
an honorable mention.
outscored Holy Cross 20-12 in the fourth quarter as the Raiders beat the Tigers, 59-56, at the Raider gym on Tuesday January
10, 1989 when Rummel and Holy Cross were each 2-1 in District 11-AAAA. The Raiders, 15-6 overall, hit eight of
11 foul shots in the final quarter in erasing a five-point deficit. Holy Cross, 17-5, led 44-39 entering the final eight minutes.
Tronn Moller led Rummel with 19 points. Todd Guidry had 11 and Sean Levy 10. Beau Harvey of Holy Cross scored
17 points, Byron Wagner scored 15, Tommy Kirsch and Bobby Guercio scored 10 points each.
Holy Cross hit all 14
of its free-throw attempts in the final 2:15 minures to beat Rummel on Friday, February 3rd at Holy Cross. Ryan Dicharry
scored 10 of his 19 points in the first half. Tronn Moller scored 12 points. The Raiders record was, at this time, 17-11
overall and 0-3 in district play.
Sean Levy, with no time showing on the scoreboard clock, sank two free throws to give
Rummel a 55-54 upset over previously undefeated St. Augustine in the Raider gym.
of 1989 Ryan Dicharry led the Raiders with a 16.7 points-per-game scoring average.
RUMMEL 45 -- Dicharry, 13; Moller, 10; Levy, 8; Guidry, 8; Gorman, 2; Dares, 2; Killian, 2.
33, Chalmette 31
RUMMEL 54, CHALMETTE 39 -- Guidry 9, Dicharry 23, Moller 11, Sapp 2, Killian 2,
Lowe 1, Gorman 2, Dares 4.
Brother Martin 66, Rummel 59
Rummel 86, St. Augustine 81 -- Dicharry 30,
Moller 20, Grudy 18, Levy 12, Smapp 2, Killian 2, Gorman 2. Ryan Dicharry scored 21 of his game-high 30 points
in the first half of this over-time win.
Rummel 59, Holy Cross 56-- Dares 2, Sapp 2, Killian 6, Dicharry 9, Levy 10,
Guidry 11, Moller 19.
Rummel 61, Jesuit 52 -- Levy, 10; Moller, 11; Dicharry, 14; Guidry, 8; Sapp, 8; Killian
6; Dares, 2; Groman, 2.
Rummel 60, Chalmette 56 -- Dicharry, 17; Moller, 13; Guidry, 12; Killian, 4; Lowe, 4;
Gorman, 8; Haler, 2.
Rummel 55, St. Augustine 54 -- Sean Levy sank two free throws with no time remaining on the
clock at the game's end.
Brother Martin 86, Rummel 73 -- Ryan Dicharry scored 35 points, including seven 3-pointers.
Dicharry, 35; Moller, 23; Killian, 6; Levy, 4; Guidry, 3; Dares, 2.
De La Salle 70, Rummel 67 -- De La Salle
led by 17 heading into the fourth quarter.
Holy Cross 64, Rummel 53 -- Rummel led 39-36 with 7:40 to go
in the fourth quarter. Steven Dares scored a three-point play with 6:00. Ryan Dicharry scored 10 of his 19 points in
the first half. Tronn Moller finished with 12 points.
SHAW 68, RUMMEL 56 -- Gorman 2,
Sapp 4, Levy 5, Moller 9, Guidry 16, Dicharry 20.
Ryan Dicharry was named a member of the All-District
The All-East Bank Large Schools team included Dicharry and Tron Moller. Dicharry, was the
leading scorer among guards in District 11-AAAA. He led Rummel in scoring with a 17.2 points-per-game average
and scored in double figures in 13 of 14 district games. Moller averaged 11.5 points and 12 rebounds.
would be Coach Jim Robarts' last season as coach of Rummel's basketball team.
February Honor Roll
grade - Stephen Abernathy, Jeffrey Berner, James Campo, Christopher Chocheles, Keith Fabre, Robert Fee, Vincent Lamia, Anthony
Stanonis. Casey Biehl, Eric Dolese, Geoffrey Harmann, Douglas Harris, Christopher Odendahl, Jack Pregeant, Kevin Rahmel,
Dennis Raymond, William Reames, Bryan Rivera, Joshua Sanborn, Jeffrey Shaw, Michael Smith, Peter Talluto.
Ninth grade - Gerard Ballanco, Charles Campo, Andres Castano, Walker Diebolt, Ashraf Esmail, Joshua Groetsch,
Gary Hamer, David Hegman, Patrick Kelley, Alejandro Lanzas, George Lasseigne, Anthony Lemoine. Adam McNeil, Juan Mesorio,
David Mire, Jayme Necaise, Ryan O'Shaughnessy, Joseph Restivo, Everett Robert, Michael Rosolino, Raymond Russo, Kevin Tessitroe,
Brandon Venegas, Kory Wolf, Kevin Zanca, Adam Zehner. William Bahle, Paul Calecas, Kevin Carrigee, Thomas Casey, Jeffery
Cook, Mark Cook, Matthew Cook, Lance Coy, Ronald DeCossas, Benjamin Delery, Dale Galland, Chad Gilmore. Eric Goebel,
Michael Guidry, Gregory Ham, Ronald Hamann, Chad Hardouin, Daniel Hemstreet, Kyle Herkendfer, Edward Incardona, David Irias,
Christopher Loewe, Mark Longaker, Duane Madere. Brian Mataconis, Ben McAdam, Keith Melton, Troy Neyrey, Jeffrey Osburg,
Travis Palmer, Eric Rebaudo, Jeffrey Rogyom, Christopher Scully, Randolph Smith, Brian Talbot, Joseph Thompson, Michael Timmreck,
Kevin Walters, John Ward, Kenneth Woods, Kenji Yamaguchi.
Tenth grade - Scott Arroyo, Kevin
Barrios, John Chepolis, Rob Dauenhauer, Christopher Fletcher, Jens Graversen, Todd Hymel, Jerome Kern, Jeremy Leonick, Cory
Lobell, Matthew Luce, Larry Manalo, Keith Millet, John Naquin, Todd Perrien, Robert Portinari, Terence Scipione, David Vitrano,
Louis Westereng. Lloyd Abadie, Clifford Barrett, Kenneth Bertucci, Robert Bienvenu, Michael Brenes, Donald Brinkman,
Lawrence Butler, Daniel Cherry, Noah Cockfield, Leland Couret, Kenneth Couvillion, William Derenbecker. Michael DiLorenzo,
Jimmy Doll, Matthew Doyle, Darren Fleming, Brian Flores, Bryan Gautreau, Shawn Glendening, Todd Gremillion, Stephen Gueydan,
Paul Haulard, Richard Jacobs, Carlos Juarez. Benjamin Kinney, Christopher Lindberg, John Lund, Joseph Mariande, Melvin
McEvoy, Frank McKevitt, Robert Miller, James Millet, Stephen Mule, Bac Nguyen. James Noveh, Devin O'Brien, Rogelio Rengifo,
Robert Riviere, Reico Robichaux, Christopher Sander, Todd Steinert, Thomas Townsend, Darren Untereiner, Emile Vaccaro, Stacy
Eleventh grade - Stuart Barrett, Sean Coate, Ryan Dicharry, Brice Howard, Paul Killian,
Patrick Lemoine, Greg Leyrer, John Leze, Ralph Litolff, Christopher Mire, David Pickens, Jeffrey Putfark, Scott Schneider,
Mark Van Gaffen, Thomas Waguespack, Frank Wharton, Matthew Williams. Jeffery Angelico, Eugenio Aspuru, Brad Baradell,
Christopher Biehl, Frank Birkhoff, Paul Brady, Mark Brupbacher, Brad Burckel. Mark Casanova, Nicholas Charles, Kerry
Chen, Garrett Chifici, Brian Claverie, Timothy Couret, Brian DeKerlegand, Paul Dugas, Christopher Edler, Robert Favalora,
Brian Florane, Marcel Gelpi, Brian Giardina, John Giardina. Bryan Gunckel, Leroy Hall, Scott Hamann, Joseph Hunter,
Srinivas Kata, Kevin Kelly, Craig Kohler, Michael Larose, Shaun Locantro, Kirk Melton, Shane Menkiewicz, Bryan Meyer, Michael
Murray, Christopher Neyrey. Joseph Noto, Michael O'Connell, Scott Pelitire, Stephen Persky, Michael Pizzola, Paul Poupart,
Charles Schaub, Jeffrey Schiro, Waybe Snell, Anthony Strada, Scott Strickland, Anthony Trippi, Timothy Turner, John Veeser,
Scott Walters, Stephen Wong.
Twelfth grade - Joseph Arves, Keith Chifici, Brian Clements,
Brian Corliss, Michael DeSalvo, John Eble, Richard Ely, Richard Goetz, Michael Hebert, Andrew Howat, Michael Mire, Ty Ovella,
John Roberts, Robert Scott, Jeffrey Stortz, Alfred Wortmann. Gregory Allen, Andrew Autin, Thadius Autin, Sandy Bartlett,
Brandon Bernard, Stephen Bourg, Darren Bourgeois, Christopher Brouillette, Christopher Brown, Theodore Brown, Scott Burgess,
Kevin Cochran. Kenneth Cognevich, Craig Collura, Adlis Combe, Salvadori Del Cid, Davide Della Valentina, Timothy Ensminger,
Georg Fischer, Stanley Fleming, Todd Guidry, Robert Hagen, Jeffrey Hatten, John Humbrecht. Sidney Jonau, Kraig Kircherm,
Kevin Kliebert, David Kondroik, Bernard Lacour, Donald Lane, Christopher LaRosa, Mario Lozano, David Markey, Brian Melancon,
Mark Michiels, Corey Montecino. Todd Moore, Kenneth Moran, Damon Morris, Mark Neitzschman, Andrew Nguyen, John Pastor,
Keith Pittman, David Reed, Stephen Rivera, Alvin Royes, Neil Saia, Michael Simmons. Lawrence Smith, Julian Springler,
Kevin Stephens, Anthony Turley, Craig Vicnair, Jeffrey Vicosca, Earl West, Scot Young.
March Honor Roll
A Honor Roll
Eighth Grade: Jeffrey Berner, James Campo, Robert Fee, Vincent Lamia, Anthony Stanonis.
Ninth Grade: William Bahle, Gerard Ballanco, Kevin Carrigee, Ronald DeCossas, Christopher Egan, Ashraf
Esmail, Eric Goebel, Joshua Groetsch, Gary Hamer, David Hegman, Patrick Kelley, George Lasseigne, Mark Longaker, Brian
Mataconis, Ben McAdam, Adam NcNeil, Juan Mesorio, David Mire, Ryan O'Shaughnessy, Michael Rosolino, Raymond Russo, Christopher
Scully, Kory Wolf, Kevin Zanca, Adam Zehner.
Tenth Grade: Robert Bienvenu, William Derenbecker, Walter Egan,
Brian Flores, Jens Graversen, Todd Hymel, Jerome Kern, Larry Manalo, Keith Millet, Todd Perrien, Terence Scipione, Emile Vaccaro,
Eleventh Grade: Mark Brupbacher, Paul Dugas, Scott Hamann, Brice Howard, Paul
Killian, Michael Larose, Greg Leyrer, John Leze, Ralph Litolff, Brian Meyer, James Mollere, Michael Murray, Jeffrey
Putfark, Scott Schneider, Thomas Waguespack, Frank Wharton, Stephen Wong.
Twelfth Grade: Joseph
Arves, Andrew Autin, Theodore Brown, Keith Chifici, Kevin Cochran, Brian Corliss, John Eble, George Fischer, Richard Goetz,
Michael Hebert, Andrew Howat, John Humbrecht. Kraig Kirchem, Todd Moore, Andrew Nguyen, Ty Ovella, John Roberts, Jeffrey
Stortz, Alfred Wortmann, Scot Young.
B Honor Roll
Jonathan Adams, Casey Biehl, Christopher Chocheles, David Dauterive, Keith Fabre, John Gladchuk, Geoffrey Harmann, Douglas
Harris, Sergio Lanzas, Rhett Miranda, Christopher Odendahl, John Parra, Kevin Rahmel, Dennis Raymond, Williams Reames, Patrick
Rickerfor, Bryan Rivera, Jeffery Shaw, Peter Talluto.
Ninth Grade: Kevin Boudreaux, Leo Bourgeois,
Richard Boyce, Charles Campo, Robert Capitano, Thomas Casey, Andres Castano, Matthew Cook, Lance Coy, Walter Dabdoub, Benjamin
Delery, Walker Diebolt, Scott Funck, Michael Guidry, Ronald Hamann, Earl Hedrick, Daniel Hemstreet, Kyle Kerkender,
Edward Incardona, David Klapatch, Alejandro Lanzas, Anthony Lemoine, Christopher Loewe, Duane Madere, Keith Melton,
Jayme Necaise, Christian Novellino, Jeffrey Osburg, Travis Palmer, Brandt Prat, Eric Rebaudo, Darrel Reeves, Joseph Restivo,
Everett Robert, Tito Rodrigues-Torres, Christopher Sanchez, Randolph Smith, Ryan Sterling, Kevin Tessitore, Michael
Timmreck, Brandon Venegas, Kevin Walters, John Ward, Jason Young.
Tenth Grade: Timothy Benton,
Kenneth Bertucci, Bradley Blappert, Eric Bornstein, Michael Brenes, Donald Brinkman, Richard Brown, Minh Bui, Lawrence Butler,
John Chepolis, Daniel Cherry, Noah Cockfield, Stephen Dalferes, Rob Dauenhauer, Jimmy Doll, Darren Fleming, Christopher
Fletcher, Bryan Gautreau, Shawn Glendening, Todd Gremillion, Stephen Gueydan, Paul Haulard, Richard Jacobs, Carlos Juarez,
Jeremy Leonick, Cory Lobell, Matthew Luce, Joseph Mariande, Melvin McEvoy, Frank McKevitt, James Millet, Steve Mortillaro,
Stephen Mule, John Naquin, Bac Nguyen, James Noveh, Dennis Nuss, Devin O'Brien, Michael Pittman, Robert Portinari, Gerard
Rauch, Rogelio Rengifo, Kevin Rinaldi, Christopher Sander, Todd Steinert, Thomas Townsend, Darren Untereiner, William Urban,
Louis Westereng, Stacy Willoz.
Eleventh Grade: Jeffery Angelico, Stuart Barrett, John Beal,
Shane Bellanger, Brad Burckel, Mark Casanova, Nicholas Charles, Brian Claverie, Sean Coate, Timothy Couret, Christopher Edler,
Robert Favalora, Marcel Gelpi, Brian Giardina, John Giardina, Bryan Gunckel, Srinivas Kata, Kevin Kelly, Craig Kohler,
Patrick Lemoine, Axel Linari, Shaun Locantro, John Mancuso, Shane Menkiewicz, Christopher Mire, Joseph Noto, Andrew
O'Brien, Stephen Persky, David Pickens, Paul Roth, Jeffrey Schiro, Wayne Snell, Anthony Strada, Anthony Trippi, Mark Van Geffen,
Scott Walters, Matthew Williams.
Twelfth Grade: Joseph Alphonse, Allan Bayuga, Jason Bergeron, Nicholas Brocato,
Christopher Brown, Joseh Budde, Scott Burgess, Michael Chepolis, Craig Collura, Michael David, Salvador Del Cid, Michael DeSalvo,
Gerald Duhe, Shannon Egan, Richard Ely, Stanley Fleming, Robert Hagen, Kenneth Hassinger, Jeffrey Hatten, Robert Heidingsfelder,
Robert Horne, Kevin Kleibert, Bernard Lacour, Donald Lane, Brian Ledet, Phillip Lopiccolo, Michael Mire, Jesus Monico,
Anthony Montelaro, Kenneth Moran, Damon Morris, John Pastor, Keith Pittman, David Reed, Christopher Reid, Stephen Rivera,
Neil Saia, Andrew Sale, Larry Schneider, Robert Scott, Lawrence Smith, David Spinks, Julian Springler, Kevin Stephens,
Anthony Turley, Jeffrey Viosca, Glenn Welch, Earl West.
TIMES-PICAYUNE ALL-METRO ACADEMIC HONOR ROLL
Michael Benoit, John Elbe, Jeffrey Hatten, Bernard
Lacour, David Lowe, Michael Mire, Jesus Monico,Alvin Royes, Larry Schneider, Jr., Scott Young.
Mardi Gras 1989
Marching Band, Color Guard, Chapellettes, and Hi-Steppers from Chapelle participated in the Krewe of Mercury and the
Krewe of Zeus. Alumnus Pete Oddo (Class of 1966) was king of Zeus. The Raider band honored the king by preceding
his float in the parade.
Rummel 5, Holy Cross 0
Rummel 12, St. Augustine 0 - Goals: Rum - Lemoine (3), Luarca (2), Budde
(2), Graversen (2), Monico, O'Brien, Noggerath. Top Defense: Rum - Budde. Halftime Score: Rummel 6-0.
Raider Track Team participated in the Blaire Rittiner Relays at Shaw on Saturday, February 25, 1989 scoring 20 points. The
11-team Rittiner competition included seven of the eight District 11-AAAA members, along with Ehret, Hahnville, Belle Chasse
and Fisher and Catholic League schools Jesuit, De La Salle, St. Augustine, Brother Martin, Rummel , Holy Cross
and host Shaw.
Rummel hosted the 11th annual Heckel Relay on Saturday, March 11, 1989.
competed at the Brother Martin/De La Salle Track Invitational on March 22, 1989 at Tulane and the Region III-AAAA meet at
Tulane on Friday, April 28.
Mike Savoie Savoie won the District 11-AAAA 800 Meters title with a 1:59.76 and
was named as a member of the All-East Bank track and field team.
of the Rummel and Chapelle student councils held their annual volleyball tournament in March. The losers
(Chapelle) had pies thrown into their faces by the winning Raiders. Chapelle's team included Amy McGuinness, Lori Cheranie,
Monica Hoff, Christine Hebert and Susan Mason. Playing for Rummel were Mike Chepolis, Anthony Turley, John Eble, Jeff Viosca
and David Lowe.
In February of 1989 sophomore
Eric Bauer, represented the United States at the World Cup Acrobatics Competition in Antwerp, Belgium. With Mike Gonzales,
a sophomore at Hannan his team finished eighth in the elite-level competition, which featured teams from 16 countries. Bauer
and Gonzales, who were participating in their first international competition, were the U.S. national champions.
Rummel student Robert J. Woods died Friday, January 20, 1989 at Ochsner Foundation Hospital of heart disease.
He was 17.
Raiders participated in the annual Greater New Orleans Literary Rally at the University of New Orleans on March 11.
They included: Accounting - Christopher Mire, Nicolas Charles. Free Enterprise - Craig Collura and Theodore Brown.
English I - Patrick Kelly and Kory Wolf. English II - David Vitrano and Brian Flores. English III - Eugenio
Aspuru and Kirk Melton. English IV - Christopher Brown and John Humbrecht. Journalism - David Lowe and Michael
Henert. Spelling - Shannon Egan and Joseph Noto. French I - Joshua Groetch and Alejandro Lanzas. French
II - Jerome Kern and Christopher Fletcher. French III - Jesus Monico and Sean Coate. Spanish I - Gerard Ballanco
and Ryan O'Shaughnessy. Spanish II - Larry Manalo and John Naquin. Spanish III - Frank Birkhoff and Frank Wharton.
German I - Raymond Russo and Richard Boyce. German II - John Chepolis and Kevin Barrios. Latin I - Bryan
Meyer and Michael Guidry. Algebra I - George Lasseigne, Jeffrey Berner and James Campo. Algebra II - Terence Scipione
and William Derenbecker. Geometry - Kevin Zanca and Christopher Scully. Advanced Math - Paul Killian and GeorgFisher.
Trigonometry - Thomas Waguespack, Jeffrey Putfark and Ty Ovella. Computer Science - Anthony Montelaro. Biology
I - Tonio Birbiglia and Jeremy Leonick. Biology II - Michael Simons and Brian Corliss. Chemistry - Stephen Persky
and Paul Dugas. Physical Science - William Reames and Karl Mager. Physics. - John Eble and Alfred Wortmann.
American History - Kevin Stephens and Stephen Wong. Civics. - Kevin Tessitore and Anthony Lemoine. World
History - Michael Rosolino and Brandon Vinegas. World Geography - Walker Diebolt and Jeffrey Rogyom.
Alternates were Brice Howard, accounting; Greg Hymel and Ron Jung, free enterprise; Jerry Hebert, English
I; Parick McNulty and Travis Palmer, English II; Keith Millet and Kevin Mendelon, French II; Kevin Kelly, French III; Noah
Cockfield, Spanish II; Mark Van Geffen, Spanish III; Donald Brinkman, German II; Jens Graverson, biology I; Robbie Hagen and
Chris Larosa, biology II; Leroy Hall, chemistry; Richard Goetz, physics; and Eric Goebel, civics.
Chris Mire and Michael
Hebert were named overall winners. Mire took first place in accounting and Hebert in journalism.
Greater New Orleans District Rally
81 Rummel students represented the school at the
annual Greater New Orleans District Rally at the University of New Orleans on Saturday, March 11.
finished second in the Comeaux High (Lafayette) Tournament, and third in the Lee High Wrestling Tournament where Mike Pizzolato
(112 pounds), Chris Brouillette (125) and Scott Veitenger (103) were the Raiders' top wrestlers, each winning in their competitions.
Other top wrestlers sidelined by injuries included Craig Vicknair, Paul Riley. and 145-pound Rob Heidingsfelder.
Rummel Coach Greg Dornan said, "We don't have a lot of natural wrestlers, but our kids work their butts off in
practice". Brouillette, 25-4 in the 125-pound class, added "We picked up after we won on the road in
Lafayette, and now we're wrestling well. But, we didn't look good at first."
21st annual City Wrestling
Championships with a convincing victory over 12 area schools Saturday, January 28 at Holy Cross --
had two class champions. Scott Veitenger won the 103-pound division with a pin over Ernie Perry of Holy Cross. Rick Ely
won the 145-pound class when Paul Cook of Buras defaulted with an injury. Team standings: 1. Buras, 163; 2. Rummel
, 127; 3. Holy Cross, 126.5; 4. De La Salle, 125; 5. Bonnabel, 123.5; 6. Jesuit, 79.5; 7. port Sulphur, 76; 8. St Paul's,
70.5; 9. Ehret, 68; 10. West Jefferson, 51.5; 11. Brother Martin, 47.5; 12. East Jefferson, 44.5; 13. St. Martin's, 24.5.
Championship matches: 103 - Veitenger, Rummel , pinned Perry, Holy Cross, 1:24; 112 - Toledano, Brother
Martin, defeated Blalock, Bonnabel, 8-5; 119 - Savery, Bonnabel, defeated Vo, Buras, 3-2; 125 - Price, Bonnabel, defeated
Bunting, West Jefferson, 7-3; 130 - Patterson, Buras, defeated Dwelle, Holy Cross, 8-7; 135 - Torry, De La Salle, pinned Guidry,
Ehret, 2:42; 140 - Ellis, Ehret, defeated Ryden, St. Martin's, 11-7; 145 - Ely, Rummel , defeated (by default)
Cook, Buras; 152 - Evans, De La Salle, defeated Berghman, Buras, 6-2; 160 - Bolden, Bonnabel, pinned Thiel, West Jefferson,
3:33; 171 - Charles, Ehret, pinned Simonton, Bonnabel, 3:05; 189 - Hudgens, East Jefferson, pinned Jackson, De La Salle, 2:07;
Heavyweight - Riley, Buras, defeated Abboud, Rummel , 5-2.
Alan Abboud of won the 189-pound
division in the District 11-AAAA wrestling meet at Rummel. Raiders finished second with 114 points, four ahead of third-place
Brother Martin. De La Salle scored 97 points, and Holy Cross had 74. Jesuit took first place with 193 points.
Rummel 51, John Curtis 12 -- 103 pounds - Rosar, JC, def. McNutty, 17-5;
112 - Veitenger, Rum, pinned McCoy; 119 - St. John, Rum, won by forfeit; 125 - Brouillette, Rum, pinned Laborde; 130 - Studdard,
JC, pinned Florane; 135 - Mahl, JC, tied Snell, 2-2; 140 - Reavesk, Rum, pinned Clulee'; 145 - Heidingsfelder, Rum, def. Richard,
13-4; 152 - Ely, Rum, pinned Teague; 160 - Brocato, Rum, def. Hellyer, 13-5; 171 - DellaVanentina, Rum, pinned Bernard; 189
- A. Abboud, Rum, pinned Frilot; Heavyweight - K. Abboud, Rum, pinned Causey.
The Times-Picayune's All-Metro
Wrestling team included state champion Scott Veitenger (103 pounds with a 28-5 record) and Alan Abboud (189 pounds).
Richard Ely and David DellaValentina received an honorable mention.
Scott Veitinger at 103 pounds was the State Champion.
State Runner-Up trophies went to Richard Ely (145 pounds) and Alan Abboud (189 pounds). David Della Valentina at 171
pounds won 4th Place. Qualifiers for the state finals included Michael Pizzolato (102), Wayne St. John (119), Chris
Brouillette (130), Wayne Snell (135), David Markey (140), Shannon Egan (152), and Kevin Abboud (Heavyweight).
Girls in the Band
For the first time since the Raider Band formed
more than 20 years before, girls were allowed to become members of the band and the color guard.
Thirteen girls joined the 79-member band and a dozen were members of the 18-member color guard. The female members were students
from Archbishop Chapelle High. "I started working on getting the girls at Chapelle in the band about four years
ago," said Tony Frigo, the musical director at Rummel. "Chapelle had been trying to start their own marching band,"
Frigo said. "They were having problems getting that off the ground. The school continued to have its own music program
but was unable to get enough interest so the kids could march in parades." Twelve Chapelle student became
members of the 18-member color guard. The group marched and played together for the first
time during the 1988 prep football season.
On Feb. 9, the Raider Marching Band led the Mickey Mouse Birthday parade
down Disney World's Main Street U.S.A. The band had appeared in Disney World three times during the past seven years.
Concert Band performed at the Loyola Invitational Concert and participated in the Louisiana Music Educators Association state
ensemble festival on April 25. They also played the spring concert for parents April 27.
500 pounds of cookie dough, 80 pounds of figs and several members of the then 12-year-old East Jefferson
Italian-American Society came together for nine hours in the cafeteria to make cookies for their second annual St. Joseph's
Altar which was displayed on March 17 and 18 at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church's parish hall at Short and Minor streets
in Kenner. The altar also included fish, pasta, vegetables, cookies and breads. "Families used to do these
in their homes and always asked St. Joseph's intercession with Jesus for help with some problem they were having in their
lives," Tom Miceli of Metairie, the society's chairman of the board said. "The older people are dying
off now, and we're afraid we're going to lose the tradition."
annual Rummel Day celebration took place on Friday, March 10, 1989 in the gym. honoring school founder Archbishop
Joseph Rummel. It coincided with student council week which included the annual senior-faculty volleyball
game, a "spirit jar" contest, and a school dance.
Parents Club sponsored a St. Joseph's Altar with proceeds donated to the St. Joseph Scholarship Fund for Rummel
's needy students. Sandy Cali is chairwoman of the event which was dedicated to Robbie Woods and Kevin Barrios.
Bryant Buttone was named top vice president of production for the year by Junior Achievement of Greater New Orleans.
Raiders won the Junior Achievement Computer Simulation Competition in May. Team members included
Stephen Bourg and Mario Lozano under the direction of teacher is Don Dessauer. Their consultants were Bruce Davie and Lynn
Fox, representatives from Louisiana Land and Exploration Co.
The secon annual Spring Fling fair was held on Saturday, April 1 from noon until 10 p.m. and Sunday, April 2 from 11 a.m.
to 9 p.m. It included a high schol battle of the bands, rides, prizes and games for children and adults highlighted
by a food fest on Sunday featuring local restaurants. Included in the festivities was the annual Rummel Alumni
High School Tournament on April 1 at Metairie Playground where all classes participated -- the finals being played at the
Rummel Diamond on April 2.
Larry Schneider began his 17th season with the Raiders.
Coach Larry Schneider's Raiders beat St. Augustine 8-0
in the District 11-AAAA opener on Tuesday, March 14, 1989. Brad Burckel (a junior, who was leading Rummel with 6 home
runs, 17 RBIs, and 20 runs) scored two homeruns, sophomore Ryan Moreci had one-hit in a five-inning pitching performance,
and Rummel had no errors. Burckel followed Jay Duhe's double and Moreci's infield single with a line-drive home run
to left field in the top of the first inning. Two innings later, Burckel drove a fastball from St. Aug pitcher Nelson Walker
over the left-center field fence with Moreci aboard to give Rummel a 5-0 lead. The Raiders record, at this time
was 10-0 in the District 11-AAAA season. "We're hitting the ball a little more consistently as a team, not striking
out as much and getting the ball in play," Schneider said. "I'm certainly happy with our start." Rummel's
hitting stats were .298, -- first baseman Scott Frazier (.483), catcher Larry Schneider Jr. (.370) and outfielders Earl Hardouin
(.364), Jay Duhe (.333) and Paul Roth (.286) during its 9-0 predistrict start. Frazier and Schneider, who hit behind
Burckel, had a combined for 21 RBIs and nine doubles. Other pitchers were Billy Lagasse (2-0), Kevin Sapp and David
Jeff Putfark made a diving stop for Kelly Parenton's grounder to preserve the 3-2 victory over Jesuit in a District
11-AAAA game Saturday March 25 at Mike Miley. The Raiders, 11-2 overall and 2-2 in district, broke a two-game losing
streak. The Blue Jays fell to 13-2 overall and 3-1 in the district. Jesuit entered the game as the only team with an undefeated
league record. Rummel led 3-1 going into the top of the seventh. Ryan Moreci, who went the distance for the Raiders,
retired Bill Boasberg and Garrett Morris to start the Jays' seventh. Chad Crespo and Stan Wiltz then singled to keep the
inning alive, and Pat Donnelly hit a long drive that bounced off the rightfield wall. One run scored, but the ball bounced
right back to Jeff Viosca, forcing Wiltz to stop at third and Donnelly to stop at first. On a three-and-two pitch, Parenton
hit a hard grounder, but Putfark, the second baseman, was able to field the ball and throw out Parenton. Donnelly's
sacrifice fly in the third gave Jesuit a 1-0 lead, but the Raiders scored two unearned runs in the bottom of the third to
take the lead. Rummel scored another run in the fourth when Viosca's infield single scored Paul Roth. The Jays outhit
the Raiders, 11-4, but Rummel did not commit an error. Jesuit had three errors. Moreci, 5-1, walked two and struck out
three. Brian Gibbs, 4-1, took the loss for Jesuit. He went the distance and allowed one walk. He had four strikeouts.
Wiltz went 4-for-4 to lead the Jays. John Carbo, Crespo, and Donnelly had two hits apiece. From the Times-Picayune,
Sunday, March 26, 1989, TONY LaBELLA Staff writer
Scott Frazier's run-scoring single with two outs in the bottom of
the seventh inning gave Rummel a 3-2 victory over St. Augustine in a District 11-AAAA game on Monday, April 3rd
at Mike Miley Playground. Frazier got a single to right field off St. Aug starter Nelson Walker on a 0-2 pitch to score
Brad Burckel from second base with the winning run. Burckel reached base on an infield single and stole second. The
Raiders were 5-3 in district play and 14-3 overall. The Purple Knights were 3-5 and 8-7. From
the Times-Picayune, The (New Orleans, LA) - Tuesday, April 4, 1989,Author: BILLY SPINNER
Rummel took advantage of a strong breeze in a 3-2 victory over Holy Cross that tightended the District
11-AAAA race. Rummel moved into second place at 7-3. Holy Cross is 8-2 and 16-3 overall. The Tigers are tied for first
place with Jesuit, which defeated De La Salle, 15-2. Brad Burckel led the Raiders, 16-3, at the plate and on the mound.
He homered in the first inning and struck out 10 in seven innings. Burckel gave his team a 1-0 lead in the first inning
when his opposite-field drive got high into the wind and cleared the right-field screen. In the second inning, the wind
aided a Raider run when Jeff Putfark doubled off the screen in right-center after a single by Paul Roth and a walk.
In the third, a walk, a passed ball and a wild pitch preceded a run-scoring single by Larry Schneider Jr. Holy Cross
came back with a run in the fourth and sixth. An RBI-single by Dennis Robichaux and a double by Tony Bouie accounted for those
runs. But Burckel, 5-0, retired the final four batters, allowing one earned run. The loss went to Lee Cantrelle.
"This is the way we have to play to win," said Raiders Coach Larry Schneider. "We have not hit the ball
all year, so we have to rely on our pitchers and our defense, which really wasn't that good today (three errors). We hit for
three innings and then died." From the Times-Picayune, The (New Orleans, LA) - Sunday, April
9, 1989, Author: Bill Bumgarner Staff writer
On Tuesday, April 11, Rummel
was led by Brad Burckel, who was 3-for-4 with an RBI and two runs scored; winning pitcher Ryan Moreci, who was 2-for-3 with
two runs scored; and catcher Larry Schneider who doubled in the final two runs in the sixth. Second baseman Jeff
Putfark was 2-for-3 and hit a three-run homer in the bottom of the second to put Rummel ahead for good at 3-2. Left fielder
Paul Roth also was 2-for-3 with an RBI-groundout that gave the Raiders a 5-2 lead in the third. Because of four Shaw
errors, only five of Rummel's eight runs against losing pitcher Ronnie Roth were earned. Roth, 4-6 overall and 2-4, pitched
all six innings. Moreci, 8-1 and 4-1, allowed seven hits and two earned runs. The Raiders also had four errors. Moreci
struck out six and walked three. Moreci and Schneider were a productive battery for Rummel.
Moreci, a sophomore, was 9-2 with a 2.65 ERA and limited opponents to 54 hits in 72 1/3 innings. Schneider called every pitch
for the Raiders and hit .295 with three home runs and 20 RBIs. He had no passed balls and allowed only two stolen bases.
Overall, Rummel is 17-3, Jesuit is 15-3, and Holy Cross is 16-4. From theO Times-Picayune,
The (New Orleans, LA) - Wednesday, April 12, 1989, Author: MIKE STROM Staff writer
Burckel' led metro-area Class AAAA players with 11 home runs and 33 runs batted in. His long-ball prowess led Rummel to a
19-6 record and the District 11-AAAA championship game. Buckel, an excellent defensive outfielder, hit .300 and stole
24 bases. The Raiders won a wild-card berth in the state playoffs. Burckel, a junior who played shortstop and
pitched, also led Rummel in hitting (.358), runs (34) and hits (29). On the mound, he was 5-1 with a 1.36 earned-run average,
limiting opponents to 27 hits in 41 innings. He is the Most Valuable Player on the All-East Bank Large Schools baseball
team selected by The Times-Picayune. Burckel had four home runs in nine pre-district games. He excelled in district,
hitting .404 with seven home runs in 14 games. "I was getting long hits, but I wasn't very patient at the plate.
I worked through it by hitting a lot at practice, and I swung out of it," Burckel said. "I consider myself
a line-drive hitter, and the power suprised me. But, when you hit the ball well, you know it right away."
Infielders on the team are Billy Duncan and Randy Brown of John Curtis, Walter Powell of Bonnabel, Chris Greer of King, Matt
McGhee of East Jefferson and Ricky Powell of Riverdale. Catchers are Marty Frisard of Bonnabel and Larry Schneider Jr. of
Rummel. Outfielders are Dan Newman of East Jefferson, Jeff Cancienne of John Curtis and Jimmy Buckel of Bonnabel. Pitchers
named to the team were Ralph Malbrough and Richard "Blu" Smith of Bonnabel, Ryan Moreci of Rummel and Al Theriot
of John Curtis. From the Times-Picayune, The (New Orleans, LA) - Friday, May 5, 1989,Author:
Cliff Mehrtens Staff writer
Brad Burckel hit a pair of two-run home runs to lead the Raiders
to an 8-5 victory against Bonnabel in a Class AAAA quarterfinal playoff game before an overflow crowd at Bonnabel.
Burckel also pitched a five-hitter and worked out of two late-inning jams to preserve the victory. Rummel, a wild card
from District 11-AAAA, advances to the state championship tournament Friday in Baton Rouge and will meet Monday's McDonogh
35-West Jefferson winner in the semifinals. Bonnabel, the District 12-AAAA champ, finished 23-4. Rummel, keyed
by five extra-base hits, built a 6-2 lead. Bonnabel cut the lead to 6-5 after six innings. Scott Frazier of Rummel opened
the seventh with an opposite-field single, his fourth hit of the game. Burckel followed with a home run to center that made
it 8-5. "I was just thinking base hit and get some insurance. The pitch was up and I hit it well," said
Burckel, who led the metro area with 11 home runs in the regular season. Burckel has three home runs in two playoff
games. "That's why Brad is the (Metro area) Most Valuable Player. He's one of our key players, but everyone on
the team fills their role well," said Rummel Coach Larry Schneider. "I'm glad the kids have a chance to go to the
state tournament." Burckel's first homer was a line drive to left in the first following a double by Frazier. Earl
Hardouin and Jeff Putfark hit RBI doubles in the Raiders' four-run first. Frazier played a role in Rummel's next two
runs. He doubled in the third and scored on Hardouin's single. Frazier hit an RBI single in the fourth to give Rummel a 6-2
lead. Bonnabel rallied on two-run homers by Donald Plaisance in the second and Tito Erdozain in the fourth. Ralph Malbrough's
RBI single in the fifth closed the Bruins to a run, but Burckel struck out Bubby Lamy with the bases loaded to end the inning.
Burckel struck out four and walked four. Rummel had 13 hits, including four by Frazier and two each by Burckel,
Hardoiun and Paul Roth. From the
Times-Picayune, The (New Orleans, LA)
- Sunday, May 7, 1989
Author: Cliff Mehrtens Staff writer
Rummel baseball legacy is long. There have been a cast of standouts, from Ricky Zibilich to Gus Malespin
to Kenny Francingues to Dan Wagner to Darren Dares. The latest addition to the list is Raiders shortstop/pitcher Brad
Burckel who had a season unmatched by most baseball players and almost unheard of for a junior. Burckel hit ll home
runs and drove in 33. He helped lead the Raiders to the state play-offs with a team-high .358 batting average; he also led
the squad in runs with 34 and hits with 29; and as a pitcher, he was 5-1 with a 1.36 earned-run average going into the state
tourney. Burckel has been selected the Most Valuable Player on the l989 Times-Picayune Class AAAA All-Metro baseball
team. Burckel hit seven homers in 14 district games and batted .404 against solid competition. In a game against Chalmette,
he had nine RBIs, including a three-run homer. "He was the key to our club," Raiders Coach Larry Schnedier
said. "He got the big hits for a young team. When he was out with arm problems, we lost three of four. With him back,
we won seven of our last eight district games. That shows how valuable he was." The remainder of the All-Metro
team included pitchers Brian Gibbs of Jesuit, Ryan Moreci of Rummel, Paul Oberkirch of Slidell and Chad Terminie of Holy Cross.
Moreci, a sophomore, was 9-2 with a 2.65 earned-run average. He also played shortstop and was 6-1 in district. From
the Times-Picayune, The (New Orleans, LA) - Sunday, May 14, 1989 Author:
Bill Bumgarner Staff writer
Rummel began the state baseball playoffs as
the No. 3 team from District 11-AAAA. The Raiders finished as state champions. Rummel was a wild card in name only at
the Class AAAA tournament last weekend in Baton Rouge. The Raiders' performance was anything but wild. A 10-1 romp past
Airline clinched Rummel's second state title in three years and the Raiders' fourth overall. "We went with pitching
and defense all season. It carried us in the tournament. The pitchers kept the ball around the plate and we didn't make errors,"
said Raiders Coach Larry Schneider. Jesuit, the District 11-AAAA champ, couldn't take complete advantage of five errors
in a 4-2 loss to Airline in the semifinals. Both of the Jays' runs were unearned, but they couldn't get the big hit trailing
by a run in the sixth. The potential tying run died at second. It was a bitter defeat for the Jays, who lost to De La
Salle in the finals last year. Jesuit, which defeated Rummel twice in three meetings during the regular season, also got some
bad luck when pitcher Stanley Wiltz got hit on the foot by a line drive. Wiltz bravely continued, but his delivery was affected,
and he gave up two runs. Rummel proved that pitching and defense are cornerstones of any championship team. The Raiders
limited opponents to four runs and 15 hits in 21 innings. Rummel committed two errors in three games. Sophomore pitcher
Ryan Moreci, who pitched for the junior varsity last season, capped a standout season with two victories in two days. He threw
a five-hitter in a 4-3 quarterfinal victory against West Jefferson and limited Airline to five hits in five innings in the
title game. Brad Burckel pitched a four-hit shutout in the Raiders' 3-0 semifinal victory against Belaire. He pitched
the final two innings against Airline and touched off the post-game pileup on the mound with a game-ending strikeout.
"Ryan is a gutty kid. He could have finished the final game, but Brad said he wanted a chance. When those two tell
me they feel good (physically), I know we're alright," Schneider said. Burckel, who led the metro area with 11
home runs in the regular season, continued his power surge in the playoffs. He homered in each of Rummel's first four playoff
games, including two against Bonnabel. Burckel was a marked man when he reached Baton Rouge. "Don't let Burckel
beat you," was a popular credo among opposing coaches. West Jefferson pitched around Burckel in the first, but
a two-out walk brought Burckel to the plate in the third. Home run to left, 2-1 Rummel lead. The next day, he homered again
(No. 16) to left for the final run in the 3-0 victory against Belaire. As important as Burckel's hitting was to Rummel,
he only batted once every nine batters. That's when the rest of the Raiders stepped in. Burckel was 1-for-4 in the championship
game, but it hardly mattered. Tony Strada, hitless in his previous five at bats, went 3-for-3 with a home run and two
RBIs in the finale. Paul Roth was 5-for-10 during the tournament and homered in the championship game. Larry Schneider, Jr.
(three RBIs), Earl Hardouin (three hits) and Moreci (reached base six times) were solid contributors throughout the tournament.
"The championship feels good, just like the other ones did. I'm especially happy for my son (catcher Larry Jr.),"
said Schneider. "He and Burckel were on the (state championship) '87 team, but this year Larry was a senior and co-captain.
It was nice to see him go out on top." From theTimes-Picayune, The (New Orleans, LA)
- Friday, May 19, 1989 Author: Cliff Mehrtens Staff writer
Times-Picayune, The (New Orleans, LA) - Friday, June 2, 1989
Author: CLIFF MEHRTENS East Jefferson bureau
If early-season tendinitis
in his shoulder and and a late-season broken nose couldn't slow Brad Burckel of Rummel, did opposing pitchers have any
chance of doing it? Burckel, selected the East Jefferson male athlete of the year by The Times-Picayune, proved they
couldn't. Burckel, a junior who played shortstop and pitched, led Rummel to the Class AAAA baseball championship. He
led Metro area AAAA players with 11 home runs and 33 runs batted in during the regular season and was 5-1 on the mound. He
didn't pitch for two weeks due to the tendinitis, but continued to provide power. And, it got better in the state playoffs.
A bad-hop grounder found Burckel's nose during one of Rummel's District 11-AAAA tournament games before the state playoffs.
The cracked nose and two black eyes didn't stop Burckel. Burckel hit a home run in each of Rummel's first four playoff
games, including two against Bonnabel. He homered against West Jefferson in the quarterfinals and against Belaire in the semifinals.
Rummel won the state championship for the second time in three years. Burckel pitched two victories in the playoffs.
Burckel, who finished with 16 home runs and 43 RBIs, was the Metro Most Valuable Player and the MVP in the state tournament.
His success wasn't limited to baseball. He quarterbacked Rummel to a 6-4 record by passing for 1,087 yards and led 11-AAAA
with 13 touchdown passes. He also rushed for four TDs. "Winning the baseball state championship was the biggest
thrill for me. I was on the (1987) team, but I only pinch-ran. It was a lot more fun this time," he said. "The injuries
didn't realy bother me because I could still swing the bat." Burckel said his power totals (16 home runs in 30
games) were unexpected. "I have been blessed with a lot of God-given talent, but you have to combine it with hard
work. Concentration was the key for me in baseball," he said. "You have to really concentrate on what you're doing."
Rummel baseball coach Larry Schneider said experience is Burckel's main asset. "Obviously, his numbers proved
Brad was our biggest hitter. You need natural ability, but Brad has excellent big-game experience. He was a starting quarterback
(at Rummel) as a freshman," Schneider said. "There is no substitute for that."
Times-Picayune, The (New Orleans, LA) - Tuesday, June 13, 1989
Author: BILL BUMGARNER Staff writer
Brad Burckel, a shortstop/pitcher, has
been chosen MVP on the Class AAAA All-State baseball team as selected by the Louisiana Sports Writers Association. Burckel,
a junior, led Rummel to the Class AAAA state title, hitting .358 overall and .404 in District 11-AAAA play. He hit 11 home
runs in the regular season, drove in 33 runs and had a 5-1 pitching record. In the playoffs, he hit five homers, including
two in the state tournament where he was selected the Most Valuable Player. Burckel had a 1.36 ERA and hit seven homers in
14 district games, including three against Chalmette when he also drove in nine runs. He is an All-State selection as a utility
player. He was the All-Metro MVP in New Orleans.
Burckel edged St. Amant shortstop Andy Sheets
for the MVP award.
RUMMEL 6, MANDEVILLE
RUMMEL 2, CHALMETTE 1 -- WP: Roddy (1-0); LP: Romano (1-2);
Top Hitters: Rum - Hardouin, 2-2, 1-RBI; Chal - Juan, 2-4, 1-RBI; Romano, 2-4; Records: Chalmette, 2-4, 7-8; Rummel
, 3-3, 12-3.
SHAW 7, RUMMEL 3 -- WP: Roth, LP: Sapp; Top Hitters:
Rummel - Buckel, 2-4, 2 RBI; Hardouin, 2-3, 1-RBI; Shaw - Arabie, 3-4; Records: Rummel , 2-3 and 11-3;
Shaw, 3-2 and 10-5.
Rummel 3, Jesuit 2 -- Jeff Putfark made a diving stop of Kelly
Parenton's grounder to preserve the Raider's 's 3-2 lead of Jesuit at Mike Miley Stadium. Raiders had two unearned
runs in the bottom of the third and a run in the fourth when Viosca hit an infield single to drive Paul Roth home. Pitcher
Ryan Moreci walked two and struck out three.
HOLY CROSS 5, RUMMEL 1 --
WP: Terminie (5-0); LP: Moreci (4-1); Top Hitters: HC - Christian, 2-4, 1-RBI; Gagliano, 2-4, 2-RBI, Tregle, 2-4, 1-RBI; Cantrelle,
2-4, 1-RBI; Records: Holy Cross, 3-0, 11-1; Rummel , 1-2, 10-2.
Rummel 8, St.
Augustine 0-- Two home runs and five RBIs by Brad Burckel, Ryan Moreci had a one-hit, five-inning pitching performance allowing
only five-hits. WP: Moreci (5-0); LP: Walker; Top Hitters: Rummel - Burckel, 3-3, 5-RBI; Duhe, 2-4; Moreci,
2-4; Schmidt, 2-3, 1-RBI; HR: Rummel - Burckel (2); Records: Rummel , 10-0 and 1-0; St. Augustine,
5-3 and 0-1.
RUMMEL 11, HAMMOND 4 -- WP: Lagasse; LP: Wells; Top Hitters:
Rummel - Burckel, 3-5, 2-RBI; Schneider, 2-4, 2-RBI; HR: Rummel - Burckel and Viosca; Records:
Rummel , 9-0; Hammond, N/A.
The Raiders lost the to in the District
11-AAAA title game to Jesuit but entered the playoffs as a wild-card. They won the State Championship with a 10-1 game
against Airline. This was the school's second state title in three years and the Raiders' fourth overall.
Brad Burckel was selected the Most Valuable Player in the state Class AAAA baseball tournament in Baton Rouge. Other
all-tournament team members from Rummel were Ryan Moreci, Tony Strada, and Paul Roth.
Baseball Team members from Rummel were pitcher Ryan Moreci and shortstop and Most Valuable Player Brad Burckel,
coach Larry Schneider played third base for Jesuit's team at the Super Dome in the Over-40 (years old) Baseball League exhibition
game on March 28, 1989.
team participated in the Region IV-Class AAAA golf tournament at the Franklinton Country Club in April.
American Legion Baseball
Rummel -based Schaff Brothers
won't have any returning college players in Second District American Legion this summer, but, the high school group has excellent
credentials. Rummel won the Class AAAA state championship during the prep season and is favored to defend its Second
District Legion title. "It's funny, but for the first time ever, we don't have any college players returning to
play Legion. That's just the way their birthdays fell this year," said Schaff Coach Larry Schneider. The 20-game
regular season begins Saturday. Schaff will rely on the pitching and defense that sparked the prep championship. Ryan
Moreci and Brad Burckel, who combined for an 18-3 record in prep, will alternate at pitcher and shortstop. Each was All-Metro.
"The question will be our pitching depth, since we'll be playing three to four games a week. We were a two-man
pitching staff in prep, so our younger pitchers will have to develop," Schneider said. Right-handers David Roddy
and Kevin Sapp, who played sparingly in prep, round out the staff. Burckel, who hit 15 home runs and had 42 RBIs in
prep, is Schaff's top hitter. He was an All-Legion pick last summer and the Metro Class AAAA Most Valuable Player in prep.
Scott Young is the third baseman, Jeff Putfark plays second and Scott Frazier is at first. Larry Schneider Jr. is the
catcher. Paul Roth, Jay Duhe and Earl Hardouin will be in the outfield. Tony Strada missed most of the prep season,
but is expected to add power as a designated hitter.
Times-Picayune, The (New Orleans, LA) - Friday, May 26, 1989
Author: Cliff Mehrtens Staff writer
The second annual Spring Fling was held April 1-2, 1989 on the school campus.
Events included a food fest, entertainment, games, a cabbage ball tournament, a high schol battle of the bands and carnival
rides. Festival activities included the annual Rummel Alumni High School Tournament (April 1) at Metairie Playground, 1521
Palm St., Metairie. All classes were involved in the tournament -- the finals games were held on April 2 on the Rummel Diamond.
Executive board elections took place April 6 to fill
the positions of student body president, vice president, secretary and treasurer.
On April 7, the annual Senior Day included awards for seniors for service and merit, a slide presentation
featuring highlights of the seniors' years at Rummel and the induction of new student council officer.
The annual Senior/Parent breakfast at Rummel
was held April 30 at Marie's Reception Hall in Harahan. The day began with a Mass celebrated by the Rev. Randy Roux
followed by the breakfast. The event as organized by Patsy Swanson and Pam Breaux.
Senior exams were held May 1-5.
The Rummel Genesian Players' third production of "The Little Shops of Horrors" opened May 2 and ran through May
11. Students in the play included Brandy Blocker, Scott Arroyo, Kevin Willis, Jeremy Lampo, Alex Martinez and David Lowe.
Eighth grade - Jeffrey Berner, James Campo, Christopher Chocheles,
Keith Fabre, Anthony Stanonis. Stephen Abernathy, Charles Dunklin, Robert Fee, Geoffrey Harmann, Douglas Harris, Andrew
Hellbach, Vincent Lamia, Ramiro Montoya, Christopher Odendahl, Patrick Rickerfor, Joshua Sanborn, Peter Talluto.
Ninth grade - Ronald DeCossas, Walker Diebolt, Christopher Egan, Ashraf Esmail, Scott Funck, Eric Goebel,
Joshua Groetsch, Ronald Hamann, Gary Hamer, David Hegman, Patrick Kelley, Alejandro Lanzas, George Lasseigne, Anthony Lemoine,
Mark Longaker, Adam McNeil, David Mire, Jayme Necasie, Ryan O'Shaughnessy, Everett Robert, Michael Rosolino, Raymond Russo,
Christopher Scully, Kevin Tessitore, Brandon Venegas, Kory Wolf, Kevin Zanca, Adam Zehner. William Bahle, Gerard Ballanco,
Ronald Bertucci, Kevin Boudreaux, Leo Bourgeois, Richard Boyce, Charles Campo, Kevin Carrigee, Kevin Casanova, Andres Castano,
Mark Cook, Lance Coy, Benjamin Delery, Matthew Falati, Zachary Fields, Chad Gilmore, Chad Hardouin, Gerard Hebert, Earl Incardona,
Edward Incardona, David Irias, David Klapatch, Christopher Loewe, Duane Madere, Joseph Massa, Brian Mataconis, Ben McAdma,
James McCleney, Juan Mesorio, Christian Novellino, Jeffrey Osbuerg, Eric Rebaudo, Tito Rodriguez-Torees, Randolph Smith, Ryan
Sterling, Adam Villavaso, Kevin Walters.
Tenth 10th grade - Walter Egan, Brain Flores, Jens
Graversen, Carlos Juarez, Jerome Kern, Matthew Luce, Larry Manalo, Keith Millet, Dennis Nuss, Todd Perrien, Terence Scipione,
Emile Vaccaro, David Vitrano, Louis Westereng, Timothy Benton, Kenneth Bertucci, Robert Bienvenu, Bradley Blappert, Eric Bornstein,
Michael Brenes, Donald Brinkman, Lawrence Butler, John Chepolis, Daniel Cherry, Noah Cockfield, Stephen Dalferes. Rob
Dauenhauer, William Derenbecker, Keith Dillon, Jimmy Doll, Cornelius Dupard, Christopher Flectcher, Shawn Glendening, Todd
Gremillion, Paul Haulard, Todd Hymel, Richard Jacobs, Jeremy Leonick, Cory Lobell, Frank McKevitt, Patrick McNulty, Derek
Meyer, James Millet, Bac Nguyen, James Noveh, Devin O'Brien, Rogelio Rengifo, Robert Riviere, Darren Untereiner, William Urban.
11th eleventh grade - Nicholas Charles, Brice Howard, SrinivasKata, Paul Killian, Ralph Litolff,
David Pickens, Scott Schneider, Frank Wharton, Jeffery Angelico, Stuart Barrett, John Beal, Mark Brupbacher, Scott Carstens,
Mark Casanova, Alan Dabdoub, Paul Dugas, Thomas Gagliano, Marcel Gelpi, John Giardina, Bryan Gunckel, Scott Hamann, Joseph
Hunter, Kevin Kelly, Michael Larose, Patrick Lemoine, Greg Leyrer, John Leze, Axel Linari, Matthew Lyons, Bryan Meyer, James
Mollere, Michael Murray, Joseph Noto, Andrew O'Brien, Scott Pelitire, Jeffrey Putfak, Wayne Snell, Anthony Strada, Anthony
Trippi, Mark Van Geffen, John Veeser, Thomas Waguespack, Eric Westphal, Matthew Williams, Stephen Wong.
Twelfth 12th grade - Joseph Arves, Brian Clements, Brian Corliss, Salvador Del Cid, John Eble, Georg Fischer,
Richard Goetz, Jeffrey Hatten, Michael Hebert, Andrew Howat, Kraig Kirchem, Jeremy Lampo, Christopher LaRosa, Alexander Martinez,
Marc Meyers, Mark Michiels, Michael Mire, Anthony Montelaro, Damon Morris, Andrew Nguyen, Ty Ovella, Larry Schneider, David
Spinks, Julian Sprigler, Craig Vicknair, Alfred Wortmann, Daid Abellan, Gregory Allen, Joseph Alphonse, Brian Bairnsfather,
Michael Barre, Allan Bayuga, Jason Bergeron, Timothy Bonura, Stephen Bourg, Darren Bourgeois, Timothy Breaux, Nicholas Brocato.
Christopher Brouillette, Christopher Brown, Theodore Brown, Michael Chepolis, Kevin Cochran, Kenneth Cognevich, Craig
Collura, Michael DeSalvo, Richard Ely, Christopher Farrell, Stanley Fleming, Jon Fontenot, Terrence Gorman, Todd Guidry, Robert
Hagen, Kenneth Hassinger, Robert Horne, John Humbrecht, Gregory Hymel, Kevin Kliebert, David Kondroik, Robert Kruebbe, Bernard
Lacour, Donald Lane, Aaron LeBell, Brian Ledet, David Marroy, Brian Melancon, Scott Melancon, Jesus Monico, Corey Montecino,
Todd Moore, Kenneth Moran, Kevin Moran, Mark Neitzwschman, Ryan Plamer, John Pastor, Stephen Petit, Keith Pittman, Blake Puneky,
David Reed, Stephen Rivera, Alvin Royes, Neil Saia, Andrew Sale, Lawrence Smith, Charles Speziale, Jeffrey Stortz, Kirby Stumpf,
Joshua Teixidor, Anthony Turley, Ryan Wadenpfuhl, Earl West, Drew Whittington, Kevin Willis, Benjamin Wong, Scot Young.
J. Woods died Friday, January 20, 1989 at Ochsner Foundation Hospital of heart disease. He was
Kevin Henry Barrios died Friday, February 10, 1989 at Children's Hospital of cystic fibrosis. He was 15.
Mr. Barrios lived in Metairie all his life. He was a member of the Gentry Club, the Student Council, the swim team, and participated
in the Prep Quiz Bowl. He also received the school's Torch Award.
The annual Senior/Parent breakfast at was held April 30 at Marie's Reception Hall in Harahan
The 24th graduating class
received diplomas during a baccalaureate Mass in the New Orleans Municipal Auditorium. The Rev. Randy Roux, school chaplain,
celebrated the Mass for the 282 members of Archbishop Rummel's class of '89 and their guests. Valedictorian for the
commencement exercises is John C. Eble III, son of John and Mary Eble Jr. of Metairie. Salutatorian is Andrew M. Howat,
son of Walter and Judith Howart of Metairie. Other seniors graduating with high honors are Joseph P. Ares, Michael A.
Benoit, Christopher K. Brown, Theodore J. Brown, Brian C. Corliss, Shannon M. Egan, George J. Fischer, Jon P. Fontenot, Richard
J. Goetz, Michael C. Hebert, John D. Humbrecht and Kevin M. Kleibert. Also, Bernard D. Lacour, David A. Lowe, David
A. Marroy, Michael J. Mire, Jesus Monico Chorro, Anthony V. Montelaro, Damon C. Morris, Andrew T. Nguyen, Ty A. Ovella, David
H. Reed, Neil K. Saia, Larry K. Schneider, Michael T. Simmons, Kevin P. Stephens, Jeffrey M. Stortz, Anthony J. Turley, Alfred
V. Wortmann and Scot D. Young. Seniors graduating with honors are Joseph L. Alphonse, Allan P. Bayuga, Stephen C. Bourg,
Timothy G. Breaux, Jose A. Budde, Michael E. Chepolis, Kenneth J. Cognevich, Craig C. Collura, Salvador A. Del Cid, Davide
Della Valentina, Michael A. DeSalvo, Richard C. Ely, Stanley J. Fleming, Dax H. Grizzle, Juan J. Gutierrez, Ryan A. Hall,
Jeffrey M. Hatten and Ronald J. Jung. Also, Kris P. Karrigan, Scott A. Keating, David A. Kondroik, Donald G. Lane, Brian
J. Ledet, Phillip A. Lopiccolo, Gregory J. Lusher, Brian P. Melancon, Marc L. Meyers, Todd R. Moore, Kenneth S. Moran, Jason
P. Munch, Michael D. Nelson, Keith E. Pittman, Stephen J. Rivera, Frank D. Rose, Alvin G. Royes, Robert C. Scott, Lawrence
A. Smith, Charles J. Speziale, David R. Spinks, Julian F. Springler and Earl C. West. Other graduates are Alan K. Abboud,
David F. Abellan, Mark A. Adams, Gregory F. Allen, Clayton R. Aucoin, Andrew J. Autin, Thadius H. Autin, Brian R. Bairnsfather,
Alden C. Banta, Darrell S. Barbara. Donovan C. Barker, Patrick W. Barnewold, Michael G. Barre, James P. Bates, Steven
P. Becker, Eric E. Bennett, Chris A. Benoit, Jeffrey J. Benson, Jason M. Berger, Jason B. Bergeron, John P. Bergeron, Brandon
M. Bernard, Timothy P. Bonura, Donald J. Booth, Ron S. Bordelon. Jason W. Bornstein, David M. Boudreaux, Darren H. Bourgeois,
Sean T. Bradford, Gary J. Breaux, Nicholas J. Brocato, Christopher J. Brouillette, Corey E. Buck, Gregory M. Buisson, Scott
K. Burgess, Daniel A. Cali, Kevin M. Cambeilh, Michael G. Caruso, Keith M. Casella. Walter E. Castillo, Brian J. Catalano,
Matthew M. Cazedessus, Keith V. Chifici, Christopher J. Chopin, Brian P. Clements, Kevin T. Cochran, Adlis J. Combe, James
T. Connor, Michael A. Couret, Lewis J. Couvillion, Michael R. Cumberland, Albert J. Dabdoub, Edgardo DaCosta-Gomez.
Joseph N. Dagro, Anthony K. D'Arensbourg, John S. Dauenhauer, Michael J. David, Christopher J. Deckwa, Rodney P. DeSoto, Geoffrey
J. Douville, Larrie T. DuBose, John J. Dugas, Gerald P. Duhe, Michael J. Dupuy, Daniel R. Elkins, Timothy J. Ensminger, Derrick
J. Ernst, Walter C. Farrell. Adam L. Fastoff, John M. Favret, Brent D. Fay, Dennis R. Fontenot, Scott M. Frazier, Brett
R. Frechette, Bruce J. Fuselier, Blane P. Galatas, Scott A. Glendening, Terrence P. Gorman, Troy A. Gorrondona, Todd A. Guidry,
Robert M. Guillot, Robert C. Hagen, Darin H. Hahn, Michael D. Hamer. Earl E. Hardouin, Kevin P. Hartdegen, Keith W.
Haslauer, Kenneth J. Hassinger, Paul R. Heath, Robert B. Heidingsfelder, David J. Hitzman, Lamar O. Hooks, Gerard H. Hopkins,
Robert J. Horne, Gregory P. Hymel, Salvador J. Impastato, Sidney C. Jonau, Wayne M. Joseph, Robert M. Kagan. Kraig M.
Kirchem, Elias J. Koniditsiotis, Robert G. Kruebbe, William H. Lagasse, Scott A. Lambert, Jeremy R. Lampo, Douglas M. Lang,
Robert M. LaPlace, Christopher J. LaRosa, Russell D. Laughlin, Aaron P. LeBell, Keith P. LeBlanc, Randy K. LeBlanc, Micael
D. Leedy. Jeffrey P. Lehrmann, Lance K. Leteff, Dalton L. Lizana, Mario L. Lozano, Alexander R. Luarca, John S. Lugo,
Brian P. Marcelle, Chad M. Marie, David D. Markey, Henry A. Martin, Alexander A. Martinez, Randy J. Matherne, Robert B. McGraw,
Scott E. Melancon, Scott J. Mercier, Kenny A. Meyer. Mark D. Michiels, Derrick W. Millet, Corey J. Montecino, Kevin
M. Moran, Kenneth P. Morrison, Mark S. Marcich, Mark D. Neitzschman, Stephen J. Nicoll, Duane D. Nienaber, Mark R. Noggerath,
Brent W. Normand, Nathaniel L. Page, Ryan C. Palmer, Andrew J. Parenti, John W. Pastor. Randy M. Pearce, Donald A. Peneguy,
Guillermo O. Perez, George J. Peterson, Stephen M. Petit, Matthew D. Piazza, Davis A. Planchet, Randall B. Plauche, David
S. Poirier, Sandor J. Porta, Michael C. Portinari, Anthony L. Pounders, Blake M. Puneky, Quentin W. Quinette, Craig L. Rachel.
Jose R. Rapalo, Christopher J. Reames, William A. Reed, Joseph C. Register, Norman E. Regouffre, Christopher J. Reid,
Eric C. Rice, Vincent C. Riggio, Paul D. Riley, John K. Roberts, Kenneth J. Robertson, Gary J. Rodosta, Victor M. Rodriguez,
Steven C. Roques, Chris J. Rosenplanter. Joseph A. Rotolo, Andrew F. Sale, Kevin J. Saragusa, Christopher M. Scandaliato,
Lance V. Scuderi, Michael J. Sells, Mitchell D. Smith, Wayne M. St. John, Kirby R. Stumpf, Phillip M. Stutts, Arthur L. Swanson,
Edgar J. Tassin, Nichols J. Tassin, Joseph A. Tatman, Joshua Teixidor. Louis M. Temento, Scott A. Thompson, Brian M.
Toups, Ludger G. Toups, Sonny A. Trosclair, Chad A. Vicknair, Craig S. Vicknair, Jeffrey M. Viosca, Ryan M. Wadenpfuhl, Dennis
J. Watzke, Mark E. Weber, Glenn P. Welch, Drew M. Whittington. Gerald T. Wiegand, Kevin C. Willis, Shane A. Wiltz, Benjamin
A. Wong, Brandon C. Woodie and Charles M. Zelenka.
of New Orleans decennial merit scholarships for the 1989-90 school year were awarded to Michael Chepolis, Craig Collura, Anthony
Montelaro, Shannon Eagan and David Morroy.
Winners of UNO Chancellor scholarships were Andrew Howat, John Humbrecht
and Alfred Wortmann,
Delgado Community College academic scholarships were earned by Timothy Ensminger, Kenneth Moran
and Kevin Moran. The college's leadership scholarship was awarded to Michael David.
RUMMEL, BONNABEL PUSHING TO GET TO TOP OF THE HEAP
Times-Picayune, The (New Orleans,
LA) - Friday, January 13, 1989
Author: Cliff Mehrtens Staff writer
Rummel and Bonnabel will play important road
games on Friday, hoping to move closer to first place in their districts.
John Curtis is already in District 8-AAA,
and hopes to maintain an unbeaten district streak.
Rummel, 15-6 overall and 2-1 in 11-AAAA, is tied with De La Salle
and Holy Cross for second place in the district. The Raiders will play at De La Salle, 23-1. Rummel has lost twice to the
Cavaliers in predistrict tournaments this season.
Bonnabel, 9-5 and 3-0 in 12-AAAA, will play at Higgins for first
place in the district.
The Bruins defeated West Jefferson, 59-57, on Wednesday. Higgins improved to 12-4 and 4-0 with
a 66-63 victory against Riverdale on Wednesday.
Curtis, with one senior in the starting lineup - center David Lavarine
- leads District 8-AAA with a 3-0 record. The Patriots, who beat defending champion Lutcher last week, will play at McMain
(7-8, 1-2) on Friday.
Rummel solidified its position in the Catholic League race by rallying for a 59-56 victory against
Holy Cross last Tuesday. Center Tronn Moller, who scored a game-high 19 points, helped erase a nine-point deficit in the third
"We'll have to play a super game against De La Salle. We can't give them any runs, and we'll have to
protect the basketball," said Rummel coach Rusty Jones.
"This is another tough district game. If you can
go 5-2 in this district, consider yourself lucky."
Bonnabel has been sparked by the return of forward Cedric Turner,
who has averaged 11 points and six assists per game since recovering from a broken hand. Center Kent Henderson, 6-foot-5,
leads the Bruins with an 18.5 per-game scoring average.
"We've regrouped a little since Cedric returned and we're
getting good play from our guards, Chris George and Tony Lathers," said Bonnabel coach Glenn Dyer. "(Forwards) Ezell
Pete and Anthony Woodson give us about four or five different guys who can score. That's been our biggest asset."
Hurst's free throw with one second left helped Curtis upset Lutcher, 57-56, last Friday. The Patriots scored 21 points in
the fourth quarter to seal the victory.
"We eked one out. We had the lead near the end, lost it, but got it back,"
said Curtis coach Joe Barcelona. "We'll have three district road games beginning with this one, so we don't have anything
locked up yet."
Hurst leads Curtis with a 22.3 scoring average. Joe Barcelona, the other Patriots guard, is averaging
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RUMMEL RALLY BEATS TIGERS
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Rummel outscored Holy Cross 20-12 in the fourth quarter as the Raiders
beat the Tigers, 59-56, at the Raider gym Tuesday night.
Rummel and Holy Cross are each 2-1 in District 11-AAAA.
Raiders, 15-6 overall, hit eight of 11 foul shots in the final quarter in erasing a five-point deficit. Holy Cross, 17-5,
led 44-39 entering the final eight minutes.
Tronn Moller led Rummel with 19 points. Todd Guidry had 11 and Sean Levy
Beau Harvey paced Holy Cross with 17. Byron Wagner scored 15 and Tommy Kirsch and Bobby Guercio had 10 each.
Memo: Boys basketball
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The (New Orleans, LA) - Thursday, January 5, 1989
Several students from Archbishop Rummel High School have been selected
to participate in the annual Greater New Orleans Literary Rally at the University of New Orleans on March 11.
65 students selected to participate include the following:
Accounting - Christopher Mire, Nicolas Charles.
Enterprise - Craig Collura and Theodore Brown.
English I - Patrick Kelly and Kory Wolf.
English II - David Vitrano
and Brian Flores.
English III - Eugenio Aspuru and Kirk Melton.
English IV - Christopher Brown and John Humbrecht.
Journalism - David Lowe and Michael Henert.
Spelling - Shannon Egan and Joseph Noto.
French I - Joshua
Groetch and Alejandro Lanzas.
French II - Jerome Kern and Christopher Fletcher.
French III - Jesus Monico and
Spanish I - Gerard Ballanco and Ryan O'Shaughnessy.
Spanish II - Larry Manalo and John Naquin.
III - Frank Birkhoff and Frank Wharton.
German I - Raymond Russo and Richard Boyce.
German II - John Chepolis
and Kevin Barrios.
Latin I - Bryan Meyer and Michael Guidry.
Algebra I - George Lasseigne, Jeffrey Berner and
Algebra II - Terence Scipione and William Derenbecker.
Geometry - Kevin Zanca and Christopher Scully.
Advanced Math - Paul Killian and GeorgFisher.
Trigonometry - Thomas Waguespack, Jeffrey Putfark and Ty Ovella.
Computer Science - Anthony Montelaro.
Biology I - Tonio Birbiglia and Jeremy Leonick.
Biology II - Michael
Simons and Brian Corliss.
Chemistry - Stephen Persky and Paul Dugas.
Physical Science - William Reames and Karl
Physics. - John Eble and Alfred Wortmann.
American History - Kevin Stephens and Stephen Wong.
- Kevin Tessitore and Anthony Lemoine.
World History - Michael Rosolino and Brandon Vinegas.
- Walker Diebolt and Jeffrey Rogyom.
Alternates are Brice Howard, accounting; Greg Hymel and Ron Jung, free enterprise;
Jerry Hebert, English I; Parick McNulty and Travis Palmer, English II; Keith Millet and Kevin Mendelon, French II; Kevin Kelly,
French III; Noah Cockfield, Spanish II; Mark Van Geffen, Spanish III; Donald Brinkman, German II; Jens Graverson, biology
I; Robbie Hagen and Chris Larosa, biology II; Leroy Hall, chemistry; Richard Goetz, physics; and Eric Goebel, civics.
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RAIDERS READY FOR MEET
Times-Picayune, The (New Orleans,
LA) - Friday, January 20, 1989
The Rummel wrestling team could have thrown its season away after it was thrown around
a bit in December.
"We wrestled against Jesuit, and they literally threw us out of the gym," said Rummel
Coach Greg Dornan. "It would have been easy for us to fold our tents, but the kids never got down on themselves."
Rummel has rebounded from injuries and a slow start and is 10-3-1 in dual meets heading into the District 11-AAAA meet
Saturday at Rummel. The finals will begin at 6 p.m.
Rummel will face tough competition in the district meet. The Raiders
have lost to league foes Jesuit (twice) and Brother Martin in dual meets.
But, the Raiders finished second in the Comeaux
High (Lafayette) Tournament last weekend, and third in the Lee High Tournament two weeks ago.
Mike Pizzolato (112 pounds),
Chris Brouillette (125) and Scott Veitenger (103) are the Raiders' top wrestlers, but Dornan said "we have about eight
or nine good wrestlers."
Veitenger and Pizzolato each won at Comeuax Tournament.
Rummel was hurt by the
loss of starters Craig Vicknair and Paul Riley with injuries. Another starter, 145-pound Rob Heidingsfelder, has been sidelined
"We don't have a lot of natural wrestlers, but our kids work their butts off in practice," Dornan said.
Brouillette, 25-4 in the 125-pound class, said the Raiders were a bit complacent early in the season.
picked up after we won on the road in Lafayette, and now we're wrestling well," Brouillette said. "But, we didn't
look good at first."
Bonnabel and Riverdale are the favorites in the District 12-AAAA meet, which begins at 10
a.m. at Bonnabel.
The Bruins have five No. 1 seeds - Eric Blaylock at 103 pounds, Larry Saery (112), Brian Price (125),
Dwayne Bolden (160) and Donnie Simonton (171).
Riverdale has two top seeds, 130-pounder Billy Woods and Harold Bourgeois
Other No. 1 seeds are Greg Gilley of King (119 pounds), Robby Brou of King (130), Ken Ellis of Ehret (140),
Neil Pierson of King (145), Jeff Hudgins of East Jefferson (189) and heavyweight James Campbell of Higgins.
begin at 3 p.m.
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RUMMEL BAND HAS
NEW BEVY OF GIRL RECRUITS
Times-Picayune, The (New Orleans, LA) - Thursday, February 2, 1989
Author: EVA JACOB
East Jefferson bureau
Rummel music director The members of the Archbishop Rummel Raider Band have a bit of a new
look this year.
They didn't get new uniforms or instruments. The new look is among the members.
the first time since Rummel formed its musical group more than 20 years ago, girls are now band as well as color guard members.
There are 13 girls in the 79-member band and a dozen in the 18-member color guard. The female members are students
from Archbishop Chapelle High School in Metairie.
"I started working on getting the girls at Chapelle in the
band about four years ago," said Tony Frigo, the musical director at Rummel, the boys' school in Metairie.
said he approached both school administrations about his idea in the past four years.
"Chapelle had been trying
to start their own marching band," Frigo said. "They were having problems getting that off the ground. The school
continued to have its own music program but was unable to get enough interest so the kids could march in parades."
said that after he got the approval to begin the coed groups, he held tryouts and rehearsals began, there was "a little
friction" between the boys and girls.
"I think everyone felt a little nervous at first," Frigo said.
"But once they found a common ground to talk and laugh about, things eased up. And they all seem to be having a good
The group marched and played together for the first time during the 1988 prep football season.
preparation for the Mardi Gras season, the marching band practiced three times a week along with the color guard.
you're not used to it, it is hard to march and play music at the same time," Frigo said. "So we not only have to
practice music but also how to keep straight lines and how to watch for certain signals from the drum major in case the crowd
noise is high."
Chapelle's dance team, the Chapellettes, will also march with the color guard and band during
The groups are scheduled to march in the Krewe of Mercury parade Sunday at 1:30 p.m. and the Krewe
of Zeus parade Monday at 6:30 p.m. They have already participated in four other parades in Metairie.
the members of the band will be the lead marching unit during one of the Main Street parades at Walt Disney World in Orlando,
This is the third time in seven years that Rummel has been invited to perform at Disney World.
have to apply for participation in this," Frigo said. "Once you audition, there is a committee that reviews your
tape and decides whether or not they want you."
The festivities in Disney World this year will be focused
on the 60th birthday of Mickey Mouse.
"It will be a fun and exciting trip for the kids," Frigo said.
"And for many, their first trip to Disney World."
Frigo said he foresees the membership in both the marching
band and concert band to increase next school year.
"I'm pleased with the progress we've made this year,"
Frigo said. "And next year, I see the interest in concert and in marching band to increase."
For the first time, girls from Chappelle High School take their
place beside boys from Rummel High in a marching band.
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Shaw center Melvin Simon scored 24 against Brother Martin and 20 against Rummel to lead the Eagles to a 2-0 start in
second-round play in District 11-AAAA.
Dionne Williams, the West Bank area's leading girls scorer, had 27 points
to outscore the entire West Jefferson team in Ehret's 62-22 District 12-AAAA victory Tuesday. The Lady Patriots, the district's
first-round champions, are 4-0 in the second round.
Reginald Young, John Young and Ronald Winfrey of Walker were
held to a combined total of 16 points in the Chargers' 52-51 District 9-AAAA loss at Cohen on Tuesday night. The trio had
been averaging 44.3 points.
Fisher's Ron Hayes, who was averaging 9.2 points, scored a game-high 21 points to lead
the Gators to a 77-51 District 10-A victory at Riverside last Friday night.
Rhonda Claborne of Higgins was another
player to outscore her team's opponent by herself. Claborne had a season-high 21 points in the Lady Hurricanes' 49-19 victory
against East St. John on Tuesday.
Jadea Carter of Walker scored a game-high 20 points in the Chargers' 44-18 District
9-AAAA victory against Cohen on Tuesday night.
John Copeland of Belle Chasse had a game-high 33 points in the Cardinals'
84-53 loss to Port Sulphur last Friday night.
Friday's Shaw-Chalmette game at Chalmette will start one hour earlier
because of the Krewe of Amor parade. The junior varsity will tip-off at 5:30 p.m., followed by the varsity game.
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HC FREE THROWS BEAT RUMMEL
Times-Picayune, The (New Orleans,
LA) - Saturday, February 4, 1989
Author: TONY LaBELLA St. Bernard/Plaquemines bureau
Holy Cross hit all 14
of its free-throw attempts in the final 2:15 to pull away for a 64-53 victory over Rummel in a District 11-AAAA basketball
game Friday night at Holy Cross.
The Tigers are 21-8 overall and 2-1 in the district. The Raiders are 17-11 and
Holy Cross made only three of its first ten foul shots but started making them when it counted. With Holy
Cross leading 48-46 with 2:15 to go, Beau Harvey was fouled. Harvey had struggled from the line in the first half, but he
calmly sank both shots to increase the Tiger lead to four. He was fouled again at the 1:56 mark, and he again made both free
throws. He would add two more of his game-high 20 points with 32 seconds left to increase the Tiger lead to 62-50.
Kirsch hit his four free throw attempts down the stretch, and Ken Mayne and Ahaseem Patterson also had two free throws apiece
in the last 1:30.
Rummel led 39-36 with 7:40 to go in the fourth quarter, but freshman John-Paul Fugate, who scored
10 points, hit back-to-back 3-pointers to give the Tigers a 42-39 lead. Steven Dares scored a three-point play with 6:00 left
to tie the game, but Ken Mayne's field goal with 5:15 remaining gave Holy Cross the lead for good.
no doubt that free throws were the difference in the game," said Holy Cross coach John Priola. "We showed a lot
of character in crunch time."
Holy Cross took a 27-26 lead at the half when Mayne came up with a loose ball
and hit Harvey for an easy layup with five seconds left. Harvey had nine points in the first half, and Mayne had eight in
the first half and 14 for the game.
Ryan Dicharry scored 10 of his 19 points in the first half for Rummel. Tronn
Moller finished with 12 points.
Patterson scored 10 points for Holy Cross.
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Dicharry of Rummel leads the Raiders with a 16.7 points-per-game scoring average. He scored 35 points in two losses last week.
Keenan Hurst of John Curtis has averaged 32 points in his past four games. He scored 19 points in the third quarter
against Lutcher last Friday.
Riverdale's Keith Johnson, the leading scorer in the metro area, had 50 points and
20 rebounds in a 92-74 victory against King last Friday. It was the second time Johnson scored more than 50 points this season.
Chantel Doucette of John Curtis scored 23 of the Pats' 30 points in a one-point victory against Lutcher, including
the winning shot with three seconds left last Friday. Doucette also scored 30 points in a victory against St. James.
missing one game, Becky Baradell of East Jefferson returned to score 20 points in a 38-37 victory against West Jeff on Monday.
Teammate Michelle Glynn is averaging 10.3 points per game.
Walker Simmons of Country Day has scored more than 20
points in the past three games, all Cajuns victories.
Edwin McGee of King has scored 70 points in the past three
St. Martin's Gerald Lewis leads District 11-AA with a 23.5 points-per-game scoring average.
streaks: Bonnabel has won six straight games; Rummel has lost four in a row; Country Day is on a five-game victory streak.
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SIBLING RIVALRY HELPS PAIR REACH STATE MEET
The (New Orleans, LA) - Friday, February 10, 1989
Author: CLIFF MEHRTENS East Jefferson bureau
Like most teen-age
siblings, Alan and Keith Abboud of Rummel sometimes get into wrestling matches.
But, when the Abboud brothers square
off, it's on a mat at Rummel wrestling practice, not the living room floor. The Abboud's hard work has made their opponents,
instead of furniture, the usual casualties.
They won their respective weight divisions at the Region V wrestling
tournament last weekend and qualified for the state meet this weekend in Lafayette.
Competition begins at 3 p.m.
Friday at Lafayette High.
Alan Abboud, a senior with a 26-4-1 record, is seeded No. 2 in the 189-pound class at
the state meet. He advanced by defeating John Jackson of De La Salle in the regionals. Alan Abboud's stiffest competition
could come from top-seeded Ryan Judice of Northside, who is 19-0.
Judice has defeated Alan Abboud both times they've
met this season, but Abboud said he's a different - and better - wrestler than their last meeting three weeks ago.
in better shape, I feel very quick, and I've progressed as I expected. I felt great at the regionals," he said.
Abboud, a junior, won the regional heavyweight class by defeating Lenny Cannizzaro of Jesuit in the finals. Kevin's victory
avenged three earlier losses to Cannizzaro.
Kevin Abboud, who weighs 189 pounds, is light by heavyweight standards.
His opponents normally outweigh him by 30 to 40 pounds.
"I can't afford to tie up with the big guys, because
they'll just throw me. I have to use my quickness," said Abboud, who is 18-10. He'll be seeded eighth among the heavyweights
at the state meet.
The Abboud brothers lead 11 Rummel wrestlers who qualified for the state meet.
Abboud brothers, who work out against each other every day at practice, credit another member of the family for much of their
"My dad (Chip) has helped train us. We've been doing a lot of running, working with weights and different
types of moves," Kevin Abboud said. "My father was never a wrestler, but he's helped us both out a lot."
Abbouds weren't particularly interested in wrestling before attending Rummel, but they caught on quickly.
was a first-year starter as a freshman, and qualified for the state meet as a sophomore. A broken shoulder hindered his junior
season, but diligent off-season training has paid off as a senior, he said.
"If I continue to work hard, be
aggressive and ready, I think I can be the state champion," Alan Abboud said.
Kevin's appearance at the state
meet was a surprise, he said.
"I'm not really a heavyweight, but I was going to wrestle in that class this
year for experience because Alan was in the 189 (class)," said Kevin Abboud, who is in his first season as a starter.
"It (wrestling) is all mental on the mat, especially when you reach the state tournament. Everybody knows
the moves, so you have to be psyched up."
Jesuit, with three No. 1 seeds and four No. 2 seeds among its 11
qualifiers, is the favorite for the team title. Comeaux is expected to be the Blue Jays' strongest competitor. Rummel is considered
likely to finish third.
Here is how things shape up in each weight division:
103 pounds - Patrick Antoinie
(24-3) of St. Martinville is the top seed. Christian Harris (22-7) of Jesuit got the second seed ahead of Charles Criscione
(24-5-1) of Brother Martin despite Criscone's defeat of Harris in the regional finals. They are expected to meet in the semis.
Scott Veitenger (24-5) of Rummel is seeded fourth. Other locals - Shawn Wallace, East St. John, Eric Blalock, Bonnabel; Paul
St. Pierre, King and Ernie Perry, Holy Cross.
112 pounds - Kristen Baumer (38-2) of Jesuit is the top seed. He
is undefeated in the state and has beaten second-seed Jon Mistretta (36-3) of Redemptorist. Greg Gilley (21-4) of King is
seeded third and is expected to give Baumer a tough time in the semifinals. Other locals - Nolan Castex, Riverdale; Michael
Pizzolato, Rummel; Eddie Brown, St. Paul's; Sean Foley, Brother Martin; Michael Lorio, Ehret.
119 pounds - Kerry
Boumans (37-0) of Comeaux is the top seed and one of the strongest favorites in the meet. Second-seed Glenn Herman (31-6-1)
of Jesuit has lost only to Boumans in the state. Larry Savery (25-5) of Bonnabel is third-seeded, and promises to give Herman
a test in the semis. Other locals - Jack Fernandez, De La Salle; Ivy Turner, Ehret; Wayne St. John, Rummel; Scott Holmes,
Brother Martin; Clarence Johnson, King.
125 pounds - It would take be a major upset if Holy Cross' Chris Guilliot
(32-0) doesn't win, although second-seeded Vincent London (43-0) of Capitol is also unbeaten. Other locals - Perry Laborde,
John Curtis; Brian Price, Bonnabel; Ricky Guham, Riverdale; Bob Weisdorffer, Brother Martin; Kevin Bunting, West Jefferson;
and John Tujague, Jesuit.
130 pounds - This could be the most interesting division of the tournament. Guillot's
decision to wrestle at 125 left Jesuit's David Lafranca (30-4) as the top seed. But lurking among the unseeded is Drew Studdard,
who transferred from John Curtis to King two weeks ago. Studdard was third in the state at 126 pounds last season. He is on
Lafranca's side of the bracket. Tim Fulham (20-6) of Brother Martin is seeded third. Other locals - Duane Dwelle, Holy Cross;
Joseph Park, Ehret; Chris Brouillette, Rummel
135 pounds - Greg Salinas (20-1) of Airline is the top seed. Carlos
Pallais (29-4-1) of Jesuit is seeded second, but lost in the regional semifinals last week to fifth seed Scott Delahoussaye
(6-2) of Brother Martin. Other locals - Robert Brous, King; Wayne Snell, Rummel; Mike Torry, De La Salle; Sidney Guidry, Ehret.
140 pounds - Undefeated Keith Ellis (20-0-1) of Ehret is the top seed. Jason Sanders of Catholic (29-1) is seeded
second with fast-rising Tim Ryan (29-4) of Jesuit third. Other locals - David Markey, Rummel; Richard Bloomer, Riverdale;
Alfred Donaldson, East St. John; Karl Schmidt, De La Salle; Rom Golemi, Brother Martin.
145 pounds - Spencer Harris
(37-1) of Jesuit is a strong choice to win his third state title. Dane Haaga (23-2) of Parkway is seeded second and Richard
Ely (24-4) of Rummel is third. Other locals - Neil Pierson, King; Shane Toncrey, De La Salle; Scott Dusang, Brother Martin;
Jorge Sanchez, West Jefferson.
152 pounds - Kevin Richard (34-1) of Comeaux is the top seed, but second-seeded
Paul Evans (25-2) of De La Salle has been very impressive of late. Ken Massey (17-5-1) of Brother Martin is seeded third.
Other locals - David Boudreaux, East Jefferson; Harold Bourgeois, Riverdale; Shannon Egan, Rummel; Damon Ploger, East St.
John; Darrell Horton, St. Paul's.
160 pounds - Dax Charles of Ehret (22-1) is a strong favorite, especially with
second-seeded Dewayne Bolden (21-2) doubtful because of a elbow injury suffered in the regional finals against Charles. Other
locals - Keith Partney, East St. John; Michael Barnet, Jesuit; Gino Lubarno, Brother Martin; Tony Catalanotto, Holy Cross;
John Perniciaro, De La Salle.
171 pounds - Top-seeded Toby Begnaud (33-2) is rated one of the state's best at any
weight. George Young (11-2-1) of Sulphur is the second seed. The top local seed is No. 4 Donny Simonton (16-3) of Bonnabel.
Other locals - Sean Hebert, De La Salle; Paul Hastings, Holy Cross; James Westerfield, Jesuit; Frank Thiel, West Jefferson;
David Dellavalentina, Rummel; Clark Smith, Higgins.
189 pounds - Unbeaten Ryan Judice (19-0) of Northside is the
top seed, but but the survivor of the expected semifinal between second-seeded Alan Abboud (26-4-1) of Rummel and third-seeded
Jeffrey Hudgins (24-5) of East Jefferson could be the person to beat. Fourth-seeded Todd Guidry of Higgins has withdrawn due
to a knee injury.
Heavyweight - Rodney Begnaud (23-1) of Northside (23-1) is the top seed. Lenny Cannizzaro (24-3)
of Jesuit is seeded second despite his loss in the regionals to Kevin Abboud (18-10) of Rummel. Abboud is the No. 8 seed.
James Campbell (22-3) of Higgins is seeded third. Other locals - Gerald Lott, East St. John, Glen Logan, Riverdale; Bob Blanchard,
Holy Cross; Kenneth Haynes, Brother Martin.
Alan, left, Kevin Abboud often face each other at practice.
STAFF PHOTO by DONALD STOUT.
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Times-Picayune, The (New Orleans, LA) - Friday,
February 10, 1989
Beau Harvey scored 20 points in Holy Cross' 64-53 victory over Rummel Friday night.
Thompson, the area's leading scorer, had 40 points Friday against St. James. It wasn't enough, as St. James won, 73-66.
Johnson of St. Bernard scored 20 points against McMain on Monday. The War Eagles beat the Mustangs, 63-56.
Doucette of Chalmette had 13 points in the Owls' victory against Brother Martin on Monday afternoon. Doucette had two key
3-pointers late in the game.
Jennifer Earhart's 18 points against St. James on Friday put the St. Bernard standout
over the 300-point mark. She became the first girl in the area to accomplish that feat.
Sherrell Greene scored
20 points in St. Bernard's 52-20 victory against McMain on Monday.
Tina Levert had a game-high 19 points against
Dominican last week. The Owls could not pull off the upset, however, as league-leading Dominican won, 62-44.
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ST. AUG FALLS TO RUMMEL
Times-Picayune, The (New Orleans,
LA) - Saturday, February 11, 1989
Sean Levy, with no time showing on the scoreboard clock, sank two free throws to give
Rummel a 55-54 upset over previously undefeated St. Augustine in a District 11-AAAA game at the Raider's gym.
Purple Knights fall to 4-1 in second-round play tied with Shaw, a 69- 51 winner over Jesuit, and Holy Cross, which avenged
a first-round loss to Brother Martin by downing the Crusaders 64-49.
The Raiders' victory leaves De La Salle, a
70-52 winner over Chalmette, on top of the second-round race at 5-0 mark and 31-2 overall.
Shaw got 17 points from
Melvin Simon en route to its victory over the Blue Jays. Tommy Kirsch scored 15 points and Beau Harvey 14 to lead the Tigers
past Brother Martin.
In District 10-AAAA play, Warren Easton remained the lone undefeated team with a 74-71 victory
over Fortier. Westley Cincore led the Eagles, 5-0 in league play and 22-3 overall, with 28 points. Darryl Clementine had 14
and Dexter Nelson 12 for the winners.
John Alexander led the Tarpons, 3-2 and 15-8, with 20 points. Clyde Johnson
had 12 points and Larry Hayes and Kedric McPherson had 11 each.
Memo: BOYS BASKETBALL
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