St. John The Baptist Parish News Release

2013 Biddy Basketball All-Star Teams Advance to Championship Tournaments

2013 Biddy Basketball All-Star Teams Advance to Championship Tournaments

Thursday, March 14, 2013

The St. John Parish Parks & Recreation Department will wrap up its 2012-2013 Biddy Basketball All-Star Season with several teams advancing to championship tournaments this month. The Department will also host the 9-year-old Biddy Basketball State Championship Tournament this Friday, March 15 through Sunday, March 17 at REGALA gymnasium in Reserve. The championship tournament will begin at 6:30 p.m. on Friday with the 9-year-old St. John Warriors scheduled to play at 7:40 p.m.

The 14-year-old Warriors will compete in the Biddy Basketball All-Star International Championship March 15-20 in Slidell, finishing their regular season with a record of 2-2 at the State Championship in Houma. The 12-year-old All-Star team will also vie for the Biddy Basketball International Championship with its success at the Regional Tournament in Kenner on March 8. The 10-year-old Warriors are set to travel to Madisonville this Saturday in the quest of the Regional Biddy Basketball Championship.

The 8 year old Biddy Basketball All-Star team recently completed their season at the National Championship Tournament held in Thibodaux.  Although they were defeated by Slidell, the Warriors kept them to a 3-point win.  The 11-year-old St. John Warriors fought hard at the State Championship held in Houma, however, fell short, losing to Slidell and JPRD East by less than ten points each game. “We want to congratulate all of our 2012-2013 Biddy Basketball teams and we are very proud of their accomplishments,” said Parish President Natalie Robottom. The Biddy Basketball Tournament Schedule can be viewed at

Registration for the 2013 Youth Baseball Season is open for boys and girls ages 5 to 14 years old until Friday, April 5, 2013. Interested participants can complete the registration form online at and submit it to the Parks and Recreation Department, or contact Debra Poche in the Parks and Recreation Department at 985-652-9569, extension 1168 or at The Parks and Recreation Department is also seeking coaches for this 2013 Youth Baseball season.  Anyone interested in coaching is asked to contact the Parks and Recreation Department.  This year’s baseball season is scheduled to kick off in late April and run through June.

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