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2021 season

Comets Fall to Notre Dame in Semifinals

SULPHUR — The message coach Ty Monica had for his St. Charles softball team after its season ended with a Division III state semifinal loss Thursday had more to do with everything around them, and not what happened on the field.

Monica wanted his players to experience the excitement of playing at Frasch Park.

“When we were walking out of the park you could see the enthusiasm and the excitement,” Monica said. “That’s what this place is all about. Anybody that’s been here before with the old Frasch Park, when there’s 10 games going at once, how special the environment is.”

 What occurred around the 10-0 loss for St. Charles against No. 1 seeded Notre Dame did not quite match that excitement level because of a reduced schedule for social distancing measures amid the COVID-19 pandemic. But still, Monica was proud to have his team there. He also was proud for how it stayed competitive after a 5-0 deficit in the first inning.

“My pitcher did a good job managing the game,” Monica said about senior Taylor Perilloux. “She did everything I asked her to do. We competed in the second inning, the third inning, the fourth inning. We just couldn’t put something across.”

Notre Dame entered with more than 90 home runs on the season. St. Charles trailed 2-0 when Notre Dame No. 7 hitter Macey Freed hit a home run that barely cleared the fence in center field.

St. Charles loaded the bases in the fourth inning when senior Blakely Helz singled, junior Dani Aucoin reached on an error and senior Antoinette Chiarella got hit by a pitch. The next batter stuck out.

Notre Dame scored two runs in the fourth and ended the game with three runs in the fifth.

“There’s nothing you can say to a senior that’s been playing for three years, that’s been playing for five years that can make this situation any easier for them,” Monica said. “It’s part of life. Whenever you dedicate something for that long to your life, it’s going to hurt.”

(from Nola.com by Christopher Dabe)

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Lady Comets Advance to Semifinals With Win Over Houma Christian

Congratulations to the Comet softball team for their quarterfinal victory over Houma Christian. Taylor Perilloux struck out eleven on her way to collecting the win. Madi Hebert and Antoinette Chiarella both hit homeruns. Blakely Heltz, Taylor Perilloux, Lauren St.
Martin, and Sydnie Sims all had multiple hits in the game. Alyssa Hooge and Dani Aucoin each had huge RBI at-bats respectively. The softball team will now travel to Sulphur to compete in the state tournament at Frasch Park. Good luck ladies!

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Lady Comets Defeat Pope John Paul in First Playoff Win

Tuesday, April 20th, the Lady Comets got their first playoff victory in the regional round against Pope John Paul. Taylor Perilloux was the starting pitching and finished the game through three innings. The final score was 17-0 with a walk-off grand slam hit by Taylor Perilloux. Madison Hebert drove in three runs with a homerun hit in the second inning. The Lady Comets will advance to the quarterfinals against Houma Christian on Thursday, April 22nd at 5:00. Good luck ladies! 

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Weekly Roundup 4/2/21

After a tough loss against Vandebilt at home, the Lady Comets have been on a six game win streak. Following a 17-0 win against Louise McGehee, the team proceeded to beat St. James, South Plaquemine, Morris Jefferson, St. Marys, and Pearl River. On Thursday, April 8th, the Lady Comets had a wonderful day celebrating their seniors on Senior Day. The most recent game against Pearl River was a big win for the team with a final score of 8-4. Madison Hebert led the team in hits going 3-3 with two homeruns and a single. Congratulations Ladies! 

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Weekly Roundup 3/26/21

St. Charles Catholic is typically outstanding in softball.

That has been the case over an extended period of time.

That is why it was unusual to see the Comets drop seven straight games recently.

It appears that the ship has been righted as the Comets have now won two of three games.

St. Charles Catholic whipped Fisher 14-3 at home Friday in the District 11-3A opener for both teams at LaPlace in a game which ended after 4 ½ innings due to the mercy rule.

The Comets blew the game open early, scoring six runs in the bottom of the first and three in the second to take a commanding 9-0 lead.

Fisher answered with three runs in the third, trying to make a game of it, but the Comets put the game away with five runs in the bottom of the fourth inning.

St. Charles Catholic had nine hits, led by Blakely Heltz, who had three hits and three RBI and Rylee San Andres, who had two hits and three RBI. Madison Hebert drove in three runs for the Comets and Alyssa Hooge added two hits.

written by Ken Trahan

Crescent City Sports

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Lutcher Tournament Results (3/20/21)

Saturday, March 20th, the Lady Comets sparked life back into the team with a 5-3 win over Lutcher. Madison Hebert opened the game up with a solo home run, which led to 4 more runs being scored in the first inning. Those five runs were enough to hold onto a big Comet victory. 

Prior to playing Lutcher, the Lady Comets faced Destrehan and Hahnville High School. Unfortunately, the team lost both games with a good fight. The Comets will compete next against Fisher at 4:00 on March 25th. Good luck ladies! 

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Weekly Roundup 3/12/21

The Lady Comets have suffered a few tough losses in the past week. The team fell short against Parkview Baptist in a 9-7 close game. The following weekend the Ladies competed in the Haynes tournament and did not come out with the result they wanted. The team faced Destrehan (5-1), L, St. Mary's Dominican (7-1), L, and Haynes (10-3), L. Best of luck to the Lady Comets as they compete in the Lutcher tournament next weekend!

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Weekly Roundup 3/5/21

Thursday, March 4th, the Lady Comets traveled to Springfield and returned home with a win. After five innings the game ended with a score of 14-2. Rylee San Andres and Taylor Perrilloux lead the team in hits, both with two. Taylor Perrilloux pitched through all five innings with three strikeouts. Alyssa Hooge batted in three runs, leading the team in RBIs. Congratulations ladies on the win!

The following Saturday the team competed in the Cecelia tournament and played against Kaplen and Cecelia and unfortunately lost both games. Tuesday, March 9th the Lady Comets will play Parkview Baptist at home. Good luck ladies!

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Weekly Roundup 2/26/21

Saturday, February 27th the Lady Comets competed in their first tournament in Houma. On Friday the ladies faced Morgan City and won with a big win of 16-0. It was a good hard-fought team win with a walk-off homerun hit by Azaiyah Moll. Taylor Perilloux was the starting pitcher for the Lady Comets and put a good effort forward with five strikeouts. 

After facing Academy of Our Lady and Destrehan High School on Saturday, the Lady Comets fell short with scores of 4-2 in both games. Madison Hebert's two hits lead the team against Destrehan. The team competed well during the weekend but unfortunately could not pull through. The Lady Comets will face Springfield Thursday, March 4th. Good luck ladies!

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Weekly Roundup 2/19-24/21

The Lady Comets opened their season up winning three out of four games with their first win over Covington High School. The first game was followed by the East Ascension tournament Saturday with a win over East Ascension, and a hard-fought loss to Brusly. Dani Aucoin pitched a great game against East Ascension, which lead to a 20-10 win.

Wednesday, February 24th the Lady Comets had a shut-out win over E.D. White. Taylor Perilloux pitched through five innings allowing zero runs. Sydnie Sims led the team in hits, going 4-4 against E.D. White. "I'm proud of the effort that our team put forth. We are looking forward to continuing to compete against good teams" -Senior Sydnie Sims. The team will compete in the Terrebonne tournament Friday and Saturday, February 26th 27th. Good luck ladies! 

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The Comet softball team will host their annual jamboree on Saturday, February 13. A full slate of abbrevated games is scheduled to start at 8:00 AM and end with the 4:00 PM game. The Comets will face Lutcher at 8:00 AM to get the day started. The Comets will also play in the last game against St. James at 4:00 PM.

The full schedule is as follows:

St Charles Catholic vs. Lutcher  8:00 AM

Lutcher vs. Destrehan 9:00 AM

Destrehan vs. Covington 10:00 AM

Covington vs. St. Amant 11:00 AM

St. Amant vs. Hannan 12:00 PM

Hannan vs. East Ascension 1:00 PM

East Ascension vs. Mandeville 2:00 PM

Mandeville vs. St. James 3:00 PM

St. James vs. St. Charles Catholic 4:00 PM