BATON ROUGE – In a season that hasn’t gone accordingly it wasn’t hard for Live Oak basketball coach John Capps to embrace his team’s 58-57 road win Thursday over Broadmoor.
If there’s one thing Jalen Lee’s figured out during his time playing football, it’s that good things often come to those who work for them.
WATSON -- Walker's Stephanie Clark had a hat trick, pacing Walker past parish foe Live Oak in a 5-2 victory Saturday.
WATSON – When Blane Westmoreland stepped down at Albany as head coach in the summer of 2018 and returned to Live Oak to join Brett Beard’s staff as an assistant, he wasn’t thinking about becoming a head coach again any time soon.
WATSON – Live Oak High’s gymnasium was the scene of a historic occasion Wednesday morning where friends, family and school administrators watched the football’s programs two most successful football players symbolically raise the bar for those who follow after them.
Blane Westmoreland was going about his day Tuesday teaching driver's education when he got a call from Live Oak principal Beth Jones, telling him to return to school.
HOLDEN - A year after making a trip to the Class 5A state championship game, Denham Springs is getting the type of treatment befitting a state runner-up team.
HOLDEN - A splendid second half for Live Oak turned even more enjoyable in the final minute of Tuesday’s opening-round matchup with French Settlement in the Livingston Parish Basketball Tournament.
WATSON – After Live Oak got off to one of the worst shooting starts imaginable, the Eagles leaned on their experience for a come-from-behind 52-43 victory Tuesday over St. Michael the Archangel.
WATSON – Live Oak had to endure a difficult third quarter against St. Michael the Archangel, but thanks to a successful second quarter the Eagles never trailed in their 55-43 victory Tuesday over the visiting Warriors.
WATSON – Powered by a four-goal performance from senior Mackenzie Covington, Live Oak downed Central 6-0 on Monday at LOHS’ Eagle Stadium.
NATCHITOCHES – Brennan Amato of Denham Springs turned in the top time and finish among participants from Livingston Parish at Tuesday’s Class 5A state boys cross country championship at Northwestern State University.
WATSON – One aspect of Rhett Rosevear’s game that Live Oak baseball coach Jesse Cassard believes will allow for a seamless transition for his senior shortstop to Southeastern Louisiana is a similar makeup to the Lions' head coach.
ZACHARY – If ever there was a small crevasse to allow Live Oak to possibly ever get into Friday’s Class 5A state playoff opener, reigning two-time state champion Zachary was there to quickly spoil any such hopes.
BATON ROUGE – Having twice turned away Scotlandville’s potent offense with a pair of turnovers in the first and third quarters, Live Oak’s defense simply lost its grip on a tenuous one-point lead going into the fourth quarter.
WATSON – Live Oak coach Brett Beard didn’t want to limit the scope of his praise for senior cornerback Darian Ricard.
DENHAM SPRINGS – The divide became greater between the football programs at Live Oak High and Denham Springs.
WATSON – Live Oak’s defense did its best to hold Walker High wide receiver Brian Thomas to a series of base hits in the first half.
WATSON – With just over four minutes to play and trailing the two-time reigning state champions by five points, Live Oak got the ball back amid a frenzied home crowd.
WATSON – Live Oak football coach Brett Beard addressed his 29-member senior class following last week’s 35-0 homecoming win over Sci Academy that pushed their record to 5-0 for the first time in 17 years.
WATSON – Live Oak scored on its four first possessions against Sci Academy and never looked back, cruising to a 35-0 victory Friday night.
WATSON – Through four weeks of a 4-0 season, Live Oak coach Brett Beard has walked away from each game with a similar sentiment.
KENTWOOD – Heading into Friday’s game at Kentwood, Live Oak coach Brett Beard was curious to see how his team would handle a road test against one of the state’s top programs.
WATSON – A couple of Live Oak’s offensive assistant coaches were joking around with senior linebacker Bret McCoy before the start of Wednesday’s practice.
WATSON – Whether it turns out to be the breakthrough moment they've been seeking remains to be seen.
BAINS – Behind a stifling defensive performance, Live Oak cruised to a 29-0 victory Friday over West Feliciana to remain undefeated on the season.
DENHAM SPRINGS – Denham Springs and Live Oak found themselves a third of the way through their respective seasons in Tuesday’s non-district match at Hornsby Gymnasium in need of a building block.
SPRINGFIELD – If you’re looking for a gauge of just how competitive Thursday’s volleyball contest between Springfield and Live Oak was, maybe the Eagles’ Jamie Elenbaas summed it up best.
WATSON – Live Oak’s secondary didn’t wait several weeks into the season to provide the answer their coaching staff and observers of the program were looking for.
WATSON – It’s not often, if ever, Live Oak’s defensive lineman Jalen Lee ever has to look up at an opposing offensive player.
WATSON – Live Oak had as great a start as a team could hope for in their 28-19 victory over West Jefferson in Friday night’s All-Star Automotive jamboree.
The black and gold No. 92 jersey encased on the wall in the rear of Live Oak football coach Brett Beard’s office is striking and makes for quite a conversation piece.
Live Oak quarterback Rhett Rosevear’s assessment of the 2018 season was blunt and to the point.
It made for a compelling Week 3 matchup last season when Walker, which led at halftime, needed a fourth-quarter rally and an interception return for a touchdown in a pulsating 40-38 victory over Slidell.
WATSON – With Live Oak prepared to take the climb up to the Division I volleyball ranks this season, the schedule will undoubtedly get tougher, but the end goal will remain the same.