entral Catholic High School coach Joe Russo talks to his squad following its 11-3 loss to Ascension Catholic in Division IV quarterfinal action at the Allstate Sugar Bowl/Louisiana High School Athletic Association Softball State Tournament at Frasch Park in Sulphur Thursday. Central Catholic finished its season with a 21-6 record. The game was the final one for Russo, who is retiring. (The Daily Review/Geoff Stoute)

No. 6 Ascension Catholic routs No. 3 Central Catholic, 11-3, in the Division IV Quarterfinals

No. 6 Ascension Catholic pounded the softball for the better part of Thursday’s Division IV quarterfinal game against No. 3 Central Catholic.

Central Catholic High School's Kelly Russo poses for a picture with her parents, Stefanie and coach Joe Russo, at the Lady Eagles' Senior Night earlier this season. The Russos will be leaving the Central Catholic softball program after this season as Joe and Stefanie are retiring, while Kelly is graduating. (Submitted Photo/Courtesy of Kelly Russo)

Russo family to say farewell to softball this week

Central Catholic High School softball coach Joe Russo doesn’t have any big plans for this summer.



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