To the folks who passionately root for District 4-5A teams and & Louisiana: In a quick and easy pair of words, thank you.
A busy five-week Metro League baseball gets rolling this weekend with annual Denham Springs High Wood Bat Tournament around Livingston Parish, with a handful of games in Baton Rouge.
Nearly 3 months after hoisting the school’s historic first Class 5A state championship trophy, Walker’s Jalen Cook knows the inevitable question will be at the doorstep of the Wildcats’ 2018-19 season.
WALKER -- LSU basketball coach Will Wade had a confession to make to Walker’s basketball team and members of Walker’s Club Outreach that hosted him Tuesday for a speaking engagement.
Program fixtures such as running back Tyre Golmond -- the school’s career rushing leader -- and defensive cornerstone Kaleb Pipes have graduated.
HATTIESBURG, Miss. -- It's only a spring scrimmage, but Walker has plenty to build on following its meeting with Wayne County, Miss., last Friday.
WATSON -- As memorable of a ride as it was to the Class 5A state quarterfinals last fall, Live Oak looked to turn the page this spring, which culminated Saturday with a spring game against East Ascension on Saturday.
It has become hard to keep track of all the athletic programs in Livingston Parish that are growing at an accelerated rate.
It was late afternoon on the third and day of the 2018 NFL Draft when the agent representing Tevin Lawson received a call from the Los Angeles Chargers.
Central navigated the District 4-5A season unscathed, while Live Oak managed to create some late-season momentum in league play. As a result of their strong district performances, the Lady Wildcats and Eagles claimed the largest share of the spots on the 2018 All-District 4-5A team.
Dominating one of the best districts in the state tends to yield some rewards. Which explains why most of Zachary’s starting lineup and the Broncos’ top pitchers landed on the All-District 4-5A first team that was unveiled Monday.
SULPHUR -- Pressure of a state championship game? When you have the heart and soul of a champion, that’s not really much of a deterrent.
SULPHUR -- To get where Central did to finish last season and so far this postseason, the notion of beating teams brimming with talent, tradition, a proven method has become a necessary habit.
BATON ROUGE -- Zachary came out on top over John Curtis Christian and District 4-5A rival Scotlandville for the Class 5A State Track & Field championship on Saturday at Bernie Moore Stadium.
BATON ROUGE -- Zachary senior Kristian Jackson took time to reflect after stepping off the awards podium for the final time of her high school career at the Louisiana High School Athletic Associations's Class 3A-5A State Track and Field Meet at LSU's Bernie Moore Track Stadium.
ZACHARY – A major emphasis for Central coming into its weekend showdown with No. 1 seed and District 4-5A rival in the Class 5A state quarterfinals was limiting mistakes and taking advantage of any openings the Broncos happened to present.
Central navigated the regular season effectively, notching 21 wins, finishing second in District 4-5A and earning a top-8 seed in the Class 5A playoffs.
When his family situation changed, Greg Briggs knew it was time to follow his heart, which is something Jesse Cassard can certainly relate to.
ZACHARY -- If this was the end of the road, Central Lafourche coach Simon Badeaux took solace that his club lost to the state’s best team.
ZACHARY -- When Zachary’s Joey Blanchard connected for a 6th-inning homerun on a 1-and-2 curveball on Friday, the third baseman dropped his bat, took two steps up the baseline with a raised fist and hearty smile.
Once you become a program that expects success – one that gets used to it on an annual basis – you realize that there are going to be familiar hurdles along the way.
Standing a foot taller than many of his classmates, and with hands larger than most youth baseball gloves, Destin Dotson walks through the halls of Scotlandville High eager for the day he walks to the mound at a college stadium.
DENHAM SPRINGS -- There wasn’t a whole lot of offense generated Tuesday when Denham Springs High locked horns with Natchitoches Central in a Class 5A playoff opener.
LAKE CHARLES – With a blend of veterans left over from a stunning playoff run last spring and several freshmen and sophomores playing key roles, the last thing Walker could afford to do Monday in a Class 5A playoff opener was walk on a high wire without much a of a net.
CENTRAL -- It’s an awfully long way from home plate to second base, and it got longer and longer with every runner Hayden Theriot tried to throw out.
WATSON -- Live Oak catcher Cade Freneaux said he could see his grand slam coming before he stepped foot into the batter’s box to oppose West Monroe starting pitcher Jonathan Snuggs on Monday in a Class 5A state playoff opener.