'Super' Year: Locals enjoy good times in 2010

Michael Tortorich
The New Orleans Saints won Super Bowl XLIV in February, claiming the franchise’s first championship. The Saints defeated the Indianapolis Colts 31-17 in Miami Gardens, Florida.

Saints go all the way

The New Orleans Saints were the feel-good story of the year, capping their 13-0 run in the 2009 season with a Super Bowl XLIV victory in February.

World Series comes to Gonzales

Teams from around the South converged on Ascension Parish as Gonzales hosted the Dixie Youth World Series over the summer.

The festivities opened with a bang as the community welcomed the visitors with an extravagant opening ceremony in Spartan Stadium.

Several dignitaries, including Gov. Bobby Jindal, helped kickoff the games.

G&A wins Legion title

Gonzales-based Gauthier & Amedee won the American Legion championship in Minden over the summer.

G&A (31-6) topped Retif Oil 16-7.

The team, comprised of players from St. Amant, East Ascension and Dutchtown, advanced to the Mid-South Regional in Grand Prairie, Texas in August.

Dutchtown baseball run

The fourth-seeded Dutchtown baseball team claimed a win over Brother Martin, but lost to eventual champion Catholic to end its quest in the Class 5A state tournament held at Tulane University’s Greer Field at Turchin Stadium.

Dutchtown finished the season with a 28-11 record.

Unprecedented season

The Dutchtown football team enjoyed a 12-game winning streak in 2010, claiming the District 6-5A title.

The Griffins won a pair of playoff games before falling to Westgate in the quarterfinal round.

Spartan softball run

East Ascension's softball team, seeded No. 2 in the Class 5A playoffs, advanced to the quarterfinals in Sulphur.

No. 7 seed Zachary took a 2-1 win over the Spartans in eight innings.

Volleyball success

Ascension Parish volleyball teams made quite a statement in 2010.

Dutchtown, St. Amant and Ascension Catholic all advanced to the state tournament at the Ponchartrain Center in Kenner in 2010 in November.

The Griffins and the Gators both made it to the quarterfinal round, while the Bulldogs went to the semifinals.

Track success

East Ascension’s boys led the way for Ascension Parish teams at the state track meet held at LSU’s Bernie Moore Track Stadium.

The Spartans claimed a third-place finish in the Class 5A standings. Deandre Jacobs took first in the 200 and second in the 100, while Kadarius Williams finished second in the high jump.

On the girls side, East Ascension’s Lynnika Pitts had two second-place finishes. The LSU signee took first in the high jump.

Golfer makes history

Prairieville golfer Brooke Dillon, as an 11-year-old fifth-grader at Episcopal, made Louisiana history when she won the individual title at the state championship in Division II (Classes 3A and below).

Dillon was the youngest player in the state to ever win an individual title.

Dilldine wins titles

Dutchtown swimmer Alyssa Dilldine took a pair of first-place finishes at the Louisiana High School Athletic Association State Swim Meet at the SPAR?Aquatic Center in November.

Dilldine won the 200 and 500 freestyles.