The Red-Hot Sticker Classic volleyball tournament in Baton Rouge will include several state powers — Dominican, Mount Carmel and Hannan included.
The 14-team tournament hosted by St. Joseph’s begins with pool play Friday. The winner of each pool will be placed in the Gold Pool for another series of matches on Saturday.
All teams will play up to six matches over two days.
In a pool with Dominican are Assumption and St. Amant. With Mount Carmel and Hannan is Episcopal School of Acadiana. With Mandeville are ED White and Notre Dame. With Northshore is St. Thomas More and Vandebilt Catholic. St. Joseph’s and Teurlings Catholic are in the other pool.
Second-place teams go to the Silver Pool. Third-place teams to the Bronze Pool.
Dominican and Mount Carmel would face each other for the first time this season if they have the same placement in their respective pools. Both are undefeated against in-state schools this season.
Last season, St. Joseph’s defeated Dominican by two points in both sets at the tournament, and Dominican avenged that loss with a three-set sweep the following week in New Orleans.
Dominican, winner of the past two Division I state championships, swept Mount Carmel over five matches last season, including three at weekend tournaments.
Matches begin at 4:30 pm Friday and 9 am Saturday.
Dominican and Mount Carmel both swept six matches last weekend at the Catholic League tournament in New Orleans.
On the run
The Mount Carmel Cub Run cross country meet Saturday at City Park has 50 schools registered, according to the Milesplit website. Brother Martin and Dominican won the team championships last year.
Last week, Mount Carmel won the team championship at the Holy Cross/Dominican Invitational, also at City Park. Sophomore Catalina Reichard paced the team when she placed first overall.
Reigning state champion Jesuit will have a team at the meet but not the runners that won the championship division of The Southern Showcase meet in Huntsville, Alabama, that featured several top teams from around the South.