Volleyball: Country Day wins RedSticker Classic; Easton, Cox, PJP-Parkview square off

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It was a profitable weekend for defending Division V state champion Country Day.

The Cajuns went to Baton Rouge and won the annual Redsticker Classic, defeating host St. Joseph’s Academy 25-18, 20-25, 16-14 in the championship match.

Alex Smith led the way with 12 kills while Kelsey Dinvaut added 10 kills. Mary Tebbe dished up 30 assists. Amber Haynes had eight kills and nine digs for St. Joseph’s while Abigail Haynes had seven kills and eight digs. Fran Okpalobi added seven kills and two blocks for the Redstickers.

Country Day (14-2) went unbeaten in the event, earlier beating St. Joseph’s Academy (8-8) in pool play. Country Day was third in the most recent power rankings released by the LHSAA but fitures to move up.

The Cajuns, who have won seven straight matches, return to action Tuesday at home against Lakeshore at 5:30 p.m. while the Redstickers host Central at 6 p.m. Tuesday.

In top area matches today, Warren Easton (11-4) travels to Helen Cox (9-4) for a 4:30 match. The Eagles have won three straight matches.

Defending Division IV state champion Pope John Paul II (17-1) takes a 16-match win streak into a huge home match against Parkview Baptist (19-2) in a matchup of two of the top programs in the state. The Eagles have lost only to McGehee and East Ascension while the only loss for the Jaguars was out of state.

Area Prep Volleyball schedule for Monday, Sept. 25

New Orleans Area

Donaldsonville at West St. John, 4:30 p.m.

East St. John at Loranger, 5:30 p.m.

Warren Easton at Helen Cox, 4:30 p.m.

Higgins at Thomas Jefferson, 5 p.m.

Independence at Bogalusa, 4:30 p.m.

Grace King at Crescent City Christian, 4 p.m.

KIPP Renaissance at Sophie B. Wright, 4 p.m.

Lake Area New Tech at KIPP-B.W. Washington, 4:30 p.m.

Northlake Christian at Slidell, 4 p.m.

Parkview Baptist at Pope John Paul II, 5 p.m.

Pine at Salmen, 4 p.m.

Riverdale at Bonnabel, 4 p.m.

Sci Academy at Landry-Walker, 4:30 p.m.

South Plaquemines at Fisher, 4:30 p.m.

St. Thomas Aquinas at Covington, 4 p.m.

West Jefferson at St. Mary’s Academy, 4 p.m.

Baton Rouge Area

Catholic (PC) at False River, 5 p.m.

Dunham at Family Christian, 6 p.m.

Glen Oaks at Tara, 5 p.m.

Live Oak at Dutchtown, 4 p.m.

Louisiana School for the Deaf at Ascension Christian, 5 p.m.

Riverside at Lutcher, 5:30 p.m.

Springfield at Denham Springs, 5 p.m.

St. John at White Castle, 5 p.m.

University at Ascension Catholic, 4 p.m.

Walker at Brusly, 4 p.m.

Bayou Area

Central Catholic at Terrebonne, 4:30 p.m.

Christ Episcopal at Covenant Christian, 4:30 p.m.

Patterson at Ellender, 4 p.m.

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Ken Trahan


Born and raised in the New Orleans area, CCSE CEO Ken Trahan has been a sports media fixture in the community for nearly four decades. Ken started NewOrleans.com/Sports with Bill Hammack and Don Jones in 2008. In 2011, the site became SportsNOLA.com. On August 1, 2017, Ken helped launch CrescentCitySports.com. Having accumulated national awards/recognition (National Sports Media Association, National Football…

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