State championship football weekend begins today in the Dome
Posted on 12/7/2017 2:05:00 AM.
The 2017 Allstate Sugar Bowl/LHSAA Prep Classic begins today and runs through Saturday at the Mercedes Benz Superdome. Nine state champions will be crowned over the next three days and Association Executive Director Eddie Bonine says they anticipate several close games.
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48 teams compete in Lake Charles for LHSAA boys' state basketball tournament
Posted on 3/6/2017 7:59:00 AM.

Beginning today, 48 teams vying for 12 state titles are in southwest Louisiana for the 2017 LHSAA boys’ state basketball tournament. Before the split playoffs between select and non-select schools, 28 teams competed for 7 titles. Eric Zartler with the Lake Charles Convention and Visitors Bureau says they are ready for all those extra games.
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LHSAA facing lawsuit from football player with ADHD
Posted on 10/27/2016 4:50:00 AM.

A Union parish high school student is suing the LHSAA for not allowing him to play his senior year because he was held back in the sixth grade. An LHSAA rule states that if a student is held back a year in middle school, he or she can only play three years of high school sports. The student’s attorney, Brian Blackwell, says the LHSAA’s decision violates the American with Disabilities Act, because the student repeated sixth grade because of ADHD.
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Eddie Bonine remains executive director of LHSAA
Posted on 7/25/2016 6:04:00 PM.

After a nearly 4-hour meeting, the LHSAA Executive Committee decided Eddie Bonine will remain the executive director of the organization. Bonine referred to the LHSAA as a “proverbial dumpster fire” in a report to the NFHS, which led to the special meeting that went into executive session. LHSAA President Vic Bonnaffee couldn’t elaborate what went into the decision to keep Bonine.
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LHSAA to discuss executive director Eddie Bonine's negative comments
Posted on 7/25/2016 3:19:00 AM.

The LHSAA Executive Committee has a special meeting this afternoon where the only item on the agenda is to discuss the comments made by executive director Eddie Bonine that referred to the LHSAA as a “proverbial dumpster fire.” Executive committee member and Doyle High School Principal Tommy Hodges says they'll discuss the controversial statement by Bonine in a report submitted to the NFHS.
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LHSAA President: Bonine has the support of a majority of the executive committee
Posted on 7/20/2016 6:43:00 PM.
Rumors are swirling the LHSAA executive committee is seeking to buyout or terminate the contract of executive director Eddie Bonine. LHSAA President Vic Bonnaffee says Bonine received a positive evaluation a couple of months ago from the executive committee.
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Bill attempting to end LHSAA public-private split being discussed in House
Posted on 4/25/2016 2:40:00 AM.

A bill that forces the LHSAA to end its public-private school playoff split will be heard on the House floor today. River Ridge Representative Kirk Talbot says his bill would prohibit schools from receiving public funds, if they belong to an athletic organization with split playoffs for select and non-select schools. Talbot says the LHSAA’s current playoff split is discriminatory.
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LHSAA calls special meeting to vote on alternative playoff option
Posted on 4/14/2016 6:06:00 PM.

The Louisiana High School Athletic Association has called for a special meeting so member principals can vote on a new playoff proposal. In January, principals voted to expand the public-private school playoff split to more sports than just football. School Relations Committee chairman, Mike Boyer, says the expanded split is causing problems for the LHSAA, so they want to give principals another option.
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Bill seeks to end split playoffs in the LHSAA
Posted on 3/19/2016 8:00:00 AM.
It's expected the legislature will get involved in the public versus private school split that's impacted high school sports. River Ridge Representative Kirk Talbot has filed a bill that attempts to reverse the LHSAA's decision to split its postseason in several sports. Talbot says the split is hurting high school athletics.
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Discussions underway about forming another high school organization
Posted on 2/5/2016 10:55:00 AM.

Discussions have started about forming another high school athletic association. It’s in response to a vote by member principals of the LHSAA who decided to expand the championship split to basketball, baseball and softball.Paul Rainwater organized a meeting with several high school principals and AD’s to discuss what it would take to form a new organization.
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