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Track, baseball highlight this week’s New Orleans area high school sports … – The Times

It’s countdown time to the Louisiana High School Athletic Association spring sports championships.

As such there is no shortage of viable entertainment for New Orleans area prep sports fans.

Here are three events and games to watch this week:

Region 3-3A Track and Field Championships

When, where: Field events begin at 3 p.m. and running events at 6 on Monday at Joe Yenni Stadium.

Worth noting: Curtis boys continue their pursuit of a fifth consecutive state track and field championship with the final prelude to next week’s LHSAA State Championships scheduled for May 8-10 at LSU’s Bernie Moore Stadium.

Not only have the Patriots moved up in classification, they expect to face some stiff competition for state qualifying in Jewel Sumner. Sumner’s boys are the reigning outdoor state champions.   

Holy Cross vs. Shaw, baseball

When, where: 4 p.m. Monday at Shaw’s Winterscheidt Field.

Worth noting:  This is a one-game Class 5A bi-district state playoffs pairing featuring the state’s No. 12 and 21 seeds in Shaw, 21-11, and Holy Cross, 17-15, in a rematch of their District 9-5A Catholic League regular-season series.

Each team recorded a lopsided victory in their earlier meetings, with Shaw defeating Holy Cross, 14-4, on April 3, and then feeling the Tigers’ wrath by a 15-4 margin two weeks later in an April 19 rematch.

The winner plays the winner between No. 28 Fontainebleau and No. 5 St. Amant in a three-game series scheduled for Friday and Saturday.

Shaw and Holy Cross each  would be the home team against Fontainebleau, but have to travel to St. Amant.

St. Paul’s vs. Brother Martin, baseball

When, where: 7:30 p.m. Monday at Kirsch-Rooney Stadium.

Worth noting:  St. Paul’s, 13-11, and Brother Martin, 27-4, are meeting in a Class 5A first-round playoff pairing that advances the winner to a regional round best-of-three series. Martin is the New Orleans Metro area’s top-ranked large schools team from Classes 5A and 4A and a No. 2 state seed. St. Paul’s is No. 31.

These teams were scheduled to meet on March 11 at Kirsch-Rooney Stadium, but the game was rained out.

The winner advances to play the winner between No. 18 West Monroe and No. 15 Zachary. Martin would be at home against either team. St. Paul’s would be on the road.


Mike Strom can be reached at Mstrom@nola.comor 504.826.3405. Follow him at twitter.com/TheMikeStrom.

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