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John Curtis wins Division I Softball State Championship

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  • 4/29/18 11:55am

Last Wednesday, the day before John Curtis left for Sulphur to play in the Division I State Softball Tournament, coach Jerry Godfrey was asked to describe his team. "They don't know anything about pressure, they just go out and play. If we get in a situation in Sulphur where we need a run or two in the late innings, we like our chances," said Godfrey. Trailing Dominican 5-1 in the 5th inning of the... Keep Reading

St. Aug lets lead slip away in playoff loss to Scotlandville

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  • 11/20/16 7:01pm

A defensive stop with St. Augustine leading by 13 points in the fourth quarter looked to have the Purple Knights well on their way to the Division I semifinals. The Purple Knights, however, discovered the hard way that looks can be truly deceiving. Leading 20-7, the Purple Knights stopped Scotlandville on fourth-and-goal early in the fourth quarter. Three plays into St. Augustine’s next possession, the Purple Knights’ fortunes began to change. Scotlandville&rsquo... Keep Reading

St. Aug gets another shot at Scotlandville after playoff win

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  • 11/14/16 6:45am

St. Augustine quarterback Justice McCoy accounted for four touchdowns in the Purple Knights’ 27-15 triumph over Byrd in the opening round of the Division I playoffs Friday at Tad Gormley Stadium. The Purple Knights, the No. 7 seed, advanced to take on Scotlandville. The Hornets, the No. 2 seed, had an opening-round bye. Byrd ended its season 4-7. St. Augustine, 7-4, will face Scotlandville in a rematch. The Purple Knights lost to the Hornets 36-20 in... Keep Reading

Jesuit takes on Rummel in rematch to open Division I playoffs

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  • 11/6/16 3:51pm

Although seven of the schools in the 13-team Division I playoffs are from District 9-5A, there will be only one Catholic League rematch in the open round. Jesuit, as the No. 9 seed, will be at No. 8 Rummel on Friday to start the playoffs. The Raiders edged Jesuit 17-10 in Week 7 of the regular season. The winner of the Jesuit-Rummel game advances to face top-seeded John Curtis, which received an opening-round bye. The unbeaten Patriots... Keep Reading

Purple Knights top Rummel 20-7 to finish second in District 9-5A

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  • 11/5/16 7:07pm

St. Augustine finished alone in second place in the Catholic League with a 20-7 win over Rummel on Friday night at Tad Gormley Stadium. The Purple Knights concluded the regular season 6-4 overall and 5-1 in District 9-5A, with St. Augustine’s only league loss being to undefeated John Curtis. Rummel concluded the regular season 6-3 overall, including 3-3 in district play. The Purple Knights went on a time-consuming drive to open the... Keep Reading