If you love high school sports, Lafayette and Cajundome, there are now two major events to look forward to.
The LHSAA announced Thursday that it has a three-year deal for the Cajundome to host the Ochsner/LHSAA State Volleyball Tournament.
Next month, the Cajundome will host the LHSAA Men’s Basketball Tournament on March 2-3-5.
“We are thrilled to announce that the LHSAA State Volleyball Tournament will be moving to the Cajundome in Lafayette,” LHSAA Executive Director Eddie Bonine said in a press release. “Cajundome and Lafayette Travel staff have been extremely supportive in planning with the LHSAA to provide a first-class experience for our student-athletes and benefit our participating schools.
“We look forward to our partnership to deliver a fantastic volleyball experience over the next three years.”
The Cajundome hosted the LHSAA volleyball tournament last fall when damage from Hurricane Ida made it impossible to host the Pontchartrain Center. The tournament dates are November 9-12 in 2022, November 8-11 in 2023 and November 13-16 in 2024.
“We felt that once the organizers saw what the event might look like in the Cajundome, we would have a good chance of getting it back, and that’s exactly what happened,” Ben said. Berthelot, president and CEO of Lafayette. Congress and Visitors Commission “It was an incredible venue for the volleyball championships, and we look forward to hosting a great event for at least the next three years.”
Meanwhile, the Cajundome will host the three-day Boys’ Draft Tournament with semi-finals scheduled for March 2-3 and all five finals scheduled for Saturday, March 5.
The Divisions V, IV and II semifinals will take place on March 2, according to Catholic High athletic director Ben DiPalma, one of the coordinators for some championship events.
The girls go to Alario
The Selected Schools Women’s Basketball Tournament will be held February 23-25 at the Alario Center located in Westwego. Country Day’s Mike McGuire will help coordinate the event.
On February 22, the semi-finals are scheduled for Division V at 10 a.m., Division IV at 2:15 p.m. and Division II at 6:30 p.m. The semi-finals are scheduled for Division III at 2 p.m. I at 6:15 p.m. on February 22. 23.
Three finals are scheduled for February 24 — Division IV at 2:30 p.m., Division II at 5:15 p.m. and Division V at 8 p.m.
Finals end Feb. 25 with Division III at 4:30 p.m. and Division I at 7:30 p.m.