Fall Sports Begin

Fall Sports Begin

With the beginning of the 2018-2019 school year comes the beginning of 2018 Fall Sports. Cross Country, Football, Swimming and Volleyball seasons begin in August. Practices for all four sports are currently underway, with the first official contest for each of the sports taking place in the final week of August.

Students interested in participating in any of these fall sports are invited to contact the prospective head coaches. While some sports have limitations on students returning to Woodlawn High School, all freshmen and new students are invited to participate.

Students interested in running Cross Country should contact Coach Rogers (mstrickland@ebrschools.org). Coach Rogers can be found in the library throughout the school day.

Coach Luquet (dluquet@ebrschools.org) is the Head Football Coach. Coach Luquet invites all new students and all freshmen who are interested in playing football to speak to him in the courtyard before school or during either lunch shift.

Ms. Heyer (aheyer@ebrschools.org) invites all students, new or returning, who are interested in swimming to see her in room 1208 during their lunch shift.

All new students interested in playing volleyball should see either Coach Malpica (nmalpica@ebrschools.org) or Coach Gonzalez (mgonzalez@ebrschools.org). Coach Malpica can be found in room 1211, while Coach Gonzalez can be found in the gym.

In addition to the four sports beginning now, several other sports will begin practice and contests during the fall semester. Wrestling, led by Coach Guidry (cguidry@ebrschools.org) can begin practice on October 1st. The boys and girls basketball teams can begin practice on October 8th. Students interested in basketball should contact Coach Fernandez (efernandez@ebrschools.org).

Boys and girls soccer will be the next sports to begin practicing, with the first official practice date set on October 22nd. Female students interested in playing soccer this year are asked to see Coach Hampton (champton2@ebrschools.org) in room 206 as soon as possible. Male students should listen for upcoming announcements from Coach Barnes (abarnes@ebrschools.org).

Powerlifting will begin in November. Athletes interested in powerlifting should speak to Coach Baronich (sbaronich@ebrschools.org).

While bowling, golf, and tennis will not begin until the spring semester, interested students are invited to contact their coaches now. Prospective bowlers should contact Coach Gonzalez. Coach Malpica should be contacted by any interested golfers. Any students interested in joining the tennis team should contact Coach Broussard (wbroussard@ebrschools.org).

With the multitude of fall sports going on at Woodlawn, the hope is that every student is able to find something to interest them!

A New Current

A New Current

By Sierra Johnson

Many Woodlawn students have wondered about the new sports team that, seemingly, arrived out of nowhere. This year’s first Swim Team will be coached by Ms. Macaluso. Her passion for swimming arose in early childhood; she started competitive swimming at the age of 4 and continued until she was 19. Her desire is to provide an extracurricular activity for students to get together and have an unforgettable time. A few swim team details include:

  • Practice is at Crawfish Aquatics every Tuesday and Thursday from 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
    • Any and every skill level is accepted
    • There’s no limit on how many people can join
    • Uniforms
    • Worn during swim meets
      • Boys: form fitting trousers
      • (solid black with purple stripe down the side)
      • Girls: form fitting one piece
      • (multiple shades of purple)

Competitions will be held on Saturdays and Sundays; two teams will race against the clock for the fastest time, side by side in the same pool. Teams will compete based off speed; hence fast teams will be paired with fast teams and slower teams with slower teams. No tryouts are held this year, so please feel free to join!