The Louisiana Sports Writers Association’s Class 5A All-State baseball and softball teams have a little bit of Denham Springs High flavor this year.
DENHAM SPRINGS – The first 11 minutes of Friday’s game in the Denham Springs High’s team camp was all you needed know about a potential strength of this upcoming season’s Walker High girls basketball team.
DENHAM SPRINGS – In some regards second-year Denham Springs coach Blake Zito believes his current team is ahead of last year’s team at this juncture of the summer.
WALKER – Pitching was the difference Thursday night when St. Michael visited Walker for a Metro League baseball game.
WATSON – For a high school golfer with collegiate aspirations, the uncertainty was more than alarming.
WALKER – Walker High junior Peyton Richard may not be the most physically imposing football player on the field, but what he may lack in stature he makes up for in confidence and ability.
DENHAM SPRINGS – The start of Wednesday’s 7-on-7 football session of the Baton Rouge Metro League maybe didn’t start the way Denham Springs or Albany would have liked, but both teams made up for in the latter stages of the morning at Yellow Jacket Stadium.
WATSON – During consecutive defensive series Live Oak’s Aiden Saunders tried lighting a fire under his team.
The 2019 LSWA All-State Track & Field Teams, selected by LSWA members from regular season and State Meet results. (* - Indicates season-best time before LHSAA Outdoor meet).
CENTRAL - Walker’s volleyball team displayed a marked improvement in their competitive edge in Monday’s summer volleyball meet, something sorely missing from their 2018 campaign.
WALKER - Walker High’s second-year coach Hali Fletcher said the byword going into the 2019 season was grit.
DENHAM SPRINGS – Denham Springs sophomore quarterback Hayden Hand got a different perspective in the life of a first-string quarterback this week.
Regardless of the magnitude of the moment, which in Cade Doughty’s case translated into relentless Major League Baseball scouts detailing his every move, the Denham Springs High senior always tried to remember one thing.
BATON ROUGE – Walker basketball coach Anthony Schiro congratulated his team after Wednesday’s 50-42 victory over East Ascension that concluded the second week of the Woodlawn High Summer Basketball League.
WATSON - It’s been less than a month since Live Oak’s spring game since the Eagles turned to Rhett Rosevear as their new starting quarterback.
WALKER – All it took was one big play to give Albany the momentum it needed to go 3-0 on the first day of 7-on-7 football league action Wednesday at Walker High.
BATON ROUGE – When Walker High coach Anthony Schiro finished giving his team instructions for the start of fourth quarter, he was joined on the bench by a couple of popular faces.
DENHAM SPRINGS -- Denham Springs had to squeeze out of a tight spot in both ends of the game, but the Yellow Jackets did just enough to win Monday’s Metro League contest against Dunham 7-6.
BATON ROUGE – After witnessing the ability of Central’s offense to heat up within a short amount of time in the third quarter, Live Oak managed to douse that flame in the fourth quarter.
BATON ROUGE – The youthful Denham Springs basketball squad continued the process of cutting its teeth Monday afternoon when it squared off against St. Michael in a Woodlawn High School Basketball Summer League game.
BATON ROUGE – Walker basketball coach Anthony Schiro didn’t have to wait until the fall to see how his team would react to having its back squarely against a wall.
BATON ROUGE – The youthful team Denham Springs put on the floor for the second game of the Woodlawn High Summer Basketball League showed marked improvement over their debut.
WATSON – Live Oak coach Brett Beard believed senior defensive lineman Jalen Lee checked all of the boxes when it came to college recruiting.
BATON ROUGE – Central basketball coach Brian Hargroder wasn’t quite sure what to expect when he signed his team up for the Woodlawn High Summer League, but after a 54-30 win over Denham Springs in the Wildcats first game, he likes what he sees.
BATON ROUGE – It’s not exactly earth-shattering news when senior point guard Jalen Cook leads Walker in scoring.
BATON ROUGE – Live Oak’s new-look basketball team provided a glimpse of what the future may hold, something third-year coach John Capps could used to seeing.
DUTCHTOWN – Denham Springs, which lost all of a four-run lead in the sixth inning, rallied with a pair of runs and took a wild 8-7 game Wednesday from Dutchtown in Metro League action.
DENHAM SPRINGS – The magic on Walker High’s run to the final of Denham Springs Wood Bat Tournament may have run out against Catholic High in Sunday’s championship game, but it hardly spoiled the team’s journey.
If the enthusiasm of Scotlandville High coach Lester Ricard is an indicator, the Hornets are in position to return to their place as a perennial playoff team in Division I after their first losing season in eight years.
DENHAM SPRINGS – It’s not much of a secret to those in the baseball world of the immense ability of Denham Springs High School’s Cade Doughty.
CENTRAL - After losing several key starters to graduation, the Central High football team took full advantage of spring workouts to try and plug new faces into the right spots on its depth chart.
Since her playing days at McNeese State, coupled with a three-year stint as an assistant coach at her alma mater, Katie Roux believed she would always have blue and gold blood pumping through her veins.
WALKER – It was the best drive by Woodlawn’s offense, having reached Walker’s 14-yard line with two seconds remaining in Thursday’s spring football scrimmage.
PLAQUEMINE – When it was discovered that Denham Springs would not have senior quarterback Luke Lunsford available for its entire spring training, junior John McDaniel was provided an opportunity to gain valuable experience with the Yellow Jackets No. 1 offense.
DENHAM SPRINGS – Heading into his third season in charge at Denham Springs High coach Bill Conides is ready to leave his mark on the program. But before he can do that, he’ll have to make sure his prolific offense is set to replace a handful of key playmakers.
WATSON – Live Oak hasn’t had a lot of time to allow quarterback Rhett Rosevear to adapt to the starting role, but after Saturday’s spring game against East Ascension there is reason to be optimistic.
WATSON – The start of the season began with a historic statewide ranking for the program and quick 3-0 start and ended with an unceremonious first-round state playoff exit.