By the time the playoffs arrive, there aren’t really supposed to be any layups at the Class 5A level.
For the first time in three years, Denham Springs High is still alive after the first round of the Class 5A state playoffs.
WATSON -- The Livingston Parish coaches knew their teams faced an uphill climb in an effort to unseat Zachary as the District 4-5A champion.
WATSON -- Walker and Denham Springs High picked up second- and third-place finishes at the District 4-5A Track & Field Meet on Wednesday.
WATSON – It’s safe to say Sean Burrell had plenty to do with Zachary’s success at the District 4-5A Track and Field Meet on Wednesday at Live Oak.
DENHAM SPRINGS -- With the playoffs knocking on the door, Denham Springs High seems to have rediscovered some mojo.
DENHAM SPRINGS -- Zachary overcame a season-high seven errors to edge Denham Springs High in a wild 6-5 thriller on Thursday.
DENHAM SPRINGS -- It took a while Tuesday for Central’s bats to heat up against Denham Springs High. But, boy, did the Wildcats make up for lost time once they caught a slight break after 4 innings of frustration.
DENHAM SPRINGS -- Despite a late-game rally, errors cost Denham Springs High in a 7-4 loss to Destrehan in a late-season non-district game on Monday.
DENHAM SPRINGS -- A quick day at the ballpark ended with uncertainty Saturday when Walker and Denham Springs High tangled at North Park.
DENHAM SPRINGS -- Most of Chris Courville’s senior season for Denham Springs High has been a rocky ride, with a few smooth stretches lately, but far too many dips and ditches thrown in.
DENHAM SPRINGS -- There weren’t a whole lot of chances for Denham Springs High to push home runs Tuesday in a District 4-5A showdown against Live Oak.
DENHAM SPRINGS -- Denham Spring High broke a seven-game losing streak with a resounding 5-0 victory over Walker on Friday.
CENTRAL -- Every game has little subplots woven into the 7-inning story. Twists and turns that mesh together to create a final outcome.
Teams build a schedule designed to prepare for what they might encounter come playoff time. For District 4-5A teams, the 10-game grind that closes the regular season out is a built-in litmus test that stretches over three weeks.
ZACHARY – Carley Fudge and Ashley Lopez produced four hits apiece and four Zachary hitters drove in 2 or more runs as the Lady Broncos raced past Denham Springs High 14-6 on Tuesday.
DENHAM SPRINGS -- St. Amant got a couple of early punches in Saturday against Denham Springs High, but the Yellow Jackets proved to have plenty of answers.
HAMMOND -- When two pitchers throw as well as Denham Springs High’s Jase McDonald and Lakeshore’s Hunter Dean were Thursday at Kenelly Diamond, it becomes a who-blinks-first situation.