DeLaSalle Hall Of Fame

Last Saturday night my brother (WDSU investigative reporter) Travers and I were inducted into the DeLaSalle High School Sports Hall Of Fame.

We graduated from DLS in ’92.

The funny thing about being in the sports hall of fame is this…Travers and I never made all-state or all-metro as members of the baseball team. Sure we loved playing baseball and had the opportunity to go on and play in college but our high school stats aren’t exactly hall of fame worthy!

Travers and I are in the hall of fame because we’re the recipients of the school’s Brother Ambrose Community Service Award.  The award is given annually to a graduate…or in this case graduates…who played sports and who’ve gone on to do good work in the community. 

It was a great night and I truly thank all my friends who attended.

DLS Hall of Fame Class of 2009

DLS Hall of Fame Class of 2009 (Standing) Larry Medice '86, Tom Conklin '58, Rhett Goertz '98, John Dane '68 (Sitting) Dan Duplass '70, Jerry Burrage '62, Fletcher Mackel '92, Travers Mackel '92, Marion Bonura '64

The jacket is too big, it's a 42 and I wear 40 regular)

Getting my Maroon Hall of Fame Jacket (full disclosure:The jacket is too big, it's a 42 and I wear 40 regular)

Travers Receiving His Maroon Hall of Fame Jacket

Travers Receiving His Maroon Hall of Fame Jacket

 

DeLaSalle President ken Tedesco, Travers and PGA Tour Pro Kelly Gibson (DLS '82).  Kelly is an old friend and inducted Travers.

DeLaSalle President Ken Tedesco, Travers and PGA Tour Pro Kelly Gibson (DLS '82). Kelly is an old friend and inducted Travers.

 

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Travers Mackel, Keith Graffagnini ('94), Fletcher Mackel. Keith is one of our oldest friends. He inducted me into the hall of fame. His speech was quite amazing!

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Fletcher Mackel, Orleans Parish District Attorney Leon Cannizzaro ('69), Frank Wills ('77), Travers Mackel. Cannizzaro wrestled at DLS, His '69 state championship team was inducted this night. Wills pitched in the Major Leagues.

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Lauren Hotard & Travers Mackel

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Judy Mackel & Walton Aucoin

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Travers Mackel, Jefferson Parish Councilman Tom Capella & Robert LeBlanc

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Danielle LeBlanc, Ronnie Kornick, Lauren Hotard

Travers Mackel, Genny Morris, Fletcher Mackel

Travers Mackel, Genny Morris, Fletcher Mackel

Travers Mackel & Garland Gillian

Travers Mackel & Garland Gillian ('94)

Carl Servat, Travers Mackel, Fletcher Mackel, Sean Mount

Carl Servat, Travers Mackel, Fletcher Mackel, Sean Mount

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7 Responses

  1. Congratulations to you & Travers, Fletcher! This is wonderful!:D

  2. I made it! I made it! 😉 I am standing between two of the hottest bachelors in New Orleans! Wewhoo!
    Seriously, conrats to the both of you! That was a fun night! See ya soon. 🙂

  3. many congrats to the both of you

  4. congrats rhymes with cats

  5. As a DLS Alum (’04), Congrats! That’s really cool. I remember meeting you guys when you came to career day for the seniors in ’04. Again, congrats. Thanks for making DLS look good.

  6. Congrats to two of the best guys I know! I’m sorry I couldn’t be there to help you celebrate, Fletch! I hope to see you soon, though.

  7. Awesome article.

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