DENHAM SPRINGS -- If Denham Springs High is going to take the steps forward it wants to this season, the Yellow Jackets need some younger players to get their feet wet for the first time by developing some confidence and fortitude.
Five perennial baseball powers get together the next three days at North Park, Central and Zachary for the Brian Hess Classic.
There are always new challenges when a season begins. Having to manage things like complacency and not living too much on the past, well, those can certainly test a coach.
One finish line arrives for boys basketball teams around the state on Friday, with many poised to re-start things next week when the playoffs begin.
CENTRAL -- The first point of the third quarter Tuesday between Denham Springs High and Central wasn’t scored until 4:29 showed on the clock.
CENTRAL -- Winning basketball games requires a lot of different ingredients. When you’re finding the bottom of the net from all over the court and rolling up the scoreboard with relative ease, the other stuff isn’t quite as vital.
WATSON -- Didn’t matter much how it looked or how Live Oak reached the finish line. The Lady Eagles just needed a win.
Two weeks remain in the 2017-18 regular season and for the Walker girls, that includes handful of key games remaining before they embark on promising postseason journey.
CENTRAL -- Central's Raghan Walker had a hat trick by the 15-minute mark of the match and scored two more goals later, including the game-ender, in an 8-0 mercy-rule win over Minden in the opening round of the LHSAA's Division II girls soccer playoffs on Thursday.
Denham Springs High and Live Oak will represent Livingston Parish in the 2018 LHSAA boys’ soccer tournament and longtime rival Central also made the 24-team field.
Denham Springs High stands as the only team representing Livingston Parish team in the 2017 LHSAA girls soccer playoffs, but they have company from their district and an old rival.
Walker and Scotlandville have played a lot of basketball coming into this week and still have plenty left to look forward to as the 2017-18 season reaches the stretch run.
BATON ROUGE -- Central and Broadmoor battled to a 0-0 tie Wednesday night at Broadmoor, but it wasn’t because the teams weren’t trying to score.
DENHAM SPRINGS – A night after shooting 27% from the field in a loss to Scotlandville, Denham Springs High responded by hitting four of its first five shots against District 4-5A rival Central on Wednesday.
Power points create a little less emphasis on district games and the impact they have on the postseason. Don’t mistake that for those games not meaning a lot to the players involved, though.
WATSON -- In a nobody-was-gonna-blink first 12 minutes Friday night, Central and Live Oak looked the part of the two evenly matched teams they seemed to be.
Usually by now, a routine has set in for high school basketball teams. A district season has begun with round-robin play against familiar opponents.
GEISMAR -- KJ Franklin’s free throw gave St. Amant a 48-45 lead over Central with 25 seconds left on the clock Monday and that was enough to give the Gators their 18th win on the season.
CENTRAL -- When Live Oak and Central played to a 4-4 draw Monday night, both sides came away from the match equally frustrated and proud of its efforts.
WATSON -- Central picked up its first ever win at Live Oak on Friday when the Lady Wildcats dropped the Lady Eagles 3-0 on a cold and windy night.
BATON ROUGE -- Central maintained its current trajectory on Thursday, a path of success the Wildcats would like to maintain heading into the District 4-5A portion of their schedule and beyond.
LAFAYETTE -- Denham Springs High edged state power Brother Martin 3-2 in a tight matchup in the second round of the Elite Invitationale de Louisiane last Saturday.
ALEXANDRIA -- Denham Springs High defeated rival Live Oak 1-0 in the second round of the 2018 CENLA Cup en route to a second-place finish in the tournament.