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following a high school career replete with both athletic and academic accomplishments. A four-year member of both the football and track and field teams, Blanchard earned varsity letters in 1987-1988, 1988-1989 and 1989-1990. At his senior year Honors Convocation, Blanchard was named Student

Green Wave football team between 1991-1993. Wesley came back to his alma mater as head coach of the CHS freshman football team where he compiled a record of 87-12 through the course of 13 years. Salmon and his wife, Jen Woods Salmon, have two children: Grace (14) and Michael (12).

Athlete of the Year, a Catholic High School Man of the Year, Co-Valedictorian and the Outstanding Graduate of the 1990 class. Blanchard attended Louisiana State University where he was a member of the football team. At LSU, he was named to the SEC Honor Roll four times between 1991 and 1994, second team Academic All-American in 1993, and First Team Academic All-American in 1994. In 1994, Blanchard was also named the Southeastern Conference H. Boyd McWhorter Male Scholar Athlete of the Year. Following his college football career, Blanchard attended medical school at Louisiana State University and now practices as an orthopedist in Baton Rouge. Blanchard and his wife, Tricia, have three children: Annie (14), Joey (12) and Tommy (11). A 1991 graduate, Wesley Salmon was a stand-out athlete in football, track and field, and weightlifting during his tenure at Catholic High School. As a member of the CHS football team, Salmon was a twoyear letterman and Wesley Salmon ’91

helped lead the Bears’ football program to

its first playoff win in nine years in 1989. As a senior, Salmon led the Bears to a State Runner-Up finish, compiling an overall record of 13-2 and winning the District Championship. That year, he was named to the All-District, All-Metro and All-State teams and was awarded Best Offensive Linemen at the CHS Sports Convocation. Salmon also won District, Regional and State team championships as a member of the Catholic High School track and field team in 1991. At the Catholic High School Honors Convocation in 1991, Salmon was named the Student Athlete of the Year and a CHS Man of the Year. Due to his football accomplishments, Salmon earned an athletic scholarship to Tulane University where he was a member of the

Jonathan Pixley was a starter and three-year varsity letterman for the Catholic High School basketball team before graduating from CHS in 1992. Under his leadership, the 1991-1992 CHS basketball team finished the regular season 29-0 winning Jonathan Pixley ’92 the District title and making a run to the Final Four. Pixley earned All-District, All-Parish and All-State honors in 1992 and received an athletic scholarship to play basketball for Samford University in Birmingham, Alabama. While at Samford, he was named to the Freshman All-Conference team in 1994, the AllConference team in 1995 and first team All-Conference in 1996 and 1997. At the close of his collegiate career, Pixley was the all-time leader in three-point field goals made, third in field goal percentage and sixth in total scoring in the TransAmerican Athletic Conference. Pixley was invited to try out for the San Antonio Spurs and the Los Angeles Lakers in 1997 just prior to suffering a career-ending knee injury. He is the current head basketball coach for the Dunham School where he has won four district titles and complied more than 300 wins. Pixley and his wife, Donna, live in Baton Rouge and have two daughters: Hannah (14) and Caylin (10). The CHS Grizzly Greats Hall of Fame honors any person who has demonstrated outstanding dedication to the athletic program, selfless sacrifice of time and effort, leadership and whose actions portray characteristics which further the mission of the Brothers of the Sacred Heart and whose life and accomplishments can be an inspiration to the athletes of Catholic High.

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SUMMER 2016

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