Fall season coming to an end; CYO Tournament this weekend

    Two LHSAA-sanctioned Fall championships were concluded last week, and football enters its quarterfinal round as the first wave of the 2011-12 high school sports season comes to an end and ushers in the basketball season.
    And the state’s oldest boys’ tournament tips off on Nov. 30 when the Sugar Bowl-CYO  holds its 59th event.
    The tournament features six area Catholic schools, led by reigning Class 5A champion St. Augustine, and six public schools, the strongest of which is East St. John.   
    The four-day tournament, which concludes on Dec. 3, will be played at three sites. The semifinal round and championship games will be played at Holy Cross.
    The schedule:
    At Brother Martin – St. Augustine vs. Karr, 6 p.m.; Brother Martin vs. Northshore, 7:30.
    At Jesuit – Archbishop Rummel vs. Bonnabel, 6 p.m.; Jesuit vs. Newman, 7:30.
    At Holy Cross – East St. John vs. St. Thomas Aquinas, 6 p.m.; Holy Cross vs. Archbishop Shaw, 7:30.
    The tournament continues on Dec. 1 with games in the winners’ and losers’ brackets. A team from the losers’ bracket will be selected to compete in the semifinals as a wild card.
    ➤ Cross country – Dominican had five runners finish among the top 12 to win the State Class 5A girls’ championship. Sarah Karr was the highest finisher in fourth place.
    Archbishop Shaw won the boys’ Class 4A title, behind Billy Waltman’s fourth-place finish.
    Three local Catholic runners placed second: Jesuit’s Neal Fitzpatrick, boys’ 5A; Ursuline’s Caroline Knecht, girls’ 4A, and Holy Rosary’s Michael Alphonse, boys’ C.
    ➤ Swimming – St. Scholastica won its first Division II swimming title in eight years by finishing first in 10 of 11 events and scored 495 points to more than double the second highest total. Jesuit and St. Charles Catholic finished second in their division championship meets.