BreAnna Corkern may have turned down coach Andy Lee once, but given a second opportunity, it was his ability to mold a national championship program that eventually convinced the Live Oak High graduate to give him a second chance.
After more than a decade of constructing Live Oak High’s highly successful wrestling program from the ground up, Chris Collier has decided to relinquish his duties as head coach.
WATSON - Live Oak used its final 7-on-7 session in the Baton Rouge Metro League with an eye on developing depth and turned over some of Wednesday’s playing time to some its younger players.
BATON ROUGE – There were lessons to be learned for Live Oak when it faced host Woodlawn in summer league basketball action.
BATON ROUGE – To gauge the growth of Denham Springs’ rising sophomore JaBarry Fortenberry this summer, all you have to do is point to two keys plays – one to close the third quarter, another midway through the third quarter - in Monday’s summer league game with rival Live Oak.
WATSON -- Heading into his team's spring game in early May, Live Oak coach Brett Beard had questions about his secondary. A little over a month later, he might have found an answer.
Live Oak four-star defensive lineman Jalen Lee said his standing offer from LSU football coach Ed Orgeron on when he wanted to commit to the Tigers didn’t have a particular timetable.
WATSON – For a high school golfer with collegiate aspirations, the uncertainty was more than alarming.
WATSON – During consecutive defensive series Live Oak’s Aiden Saunders tried lighting a fire under his team.
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.
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.
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.
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 – 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.
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.
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.
BATON ROUGE – Before the start of Saturday’s LHSAA Track and Field state championships Clayton Simms of Live Oak couldn’t stop remarking about how deep the Class 5A pole vault competition was going to be.
SCOTT – It was apparent early that runs would be at a premium Saturday with Live Oak battling Acadiana High to advance in the Class 5A state baseball playoffs.
ZACHARY - For the third consecutive year Walker High’s Kaitlyn Hayes will return to the Class 5A state track and field meet at LSU’s Bernie Moore Track Stadium.
WATSON – If this was indeed Sal Palermo’s final act at Live Oak’s Ballpark, the senior right-hander certainly deserved to take one final bow.
CENTRAL - Despite losing a chance to move into a tie for first place in District 4-5A one day earlier, Live Oak displayed showed some resiliency in its regular-season finale at Central on Wednesday night.
ST. AMANT – The easy inclination after Live Oak’s 2019 season ended Friday evening with an 8-1 loss at fourth-seeded St. Amant in the first round of the Class 5A state playoffs was one of disappointment.
When Live Oak recently defeated Scotlandville in its District 4-5A baseball opener, coach Jesse Cassard recorded the 300th victory of his career.
DENHAM SPRINGS – Denham Springs overcame a case of senior day jitters and shaky early defense to rally for a 9-4 victory Thursday over Live Oak at North Park, keeping its hopes alive for a share of the District 4-5A championship.
ZACHARY – Live Oak coach Jesse Cassard wasn’t looking for any sentimental returns in his first trip back to Zachary’s Herty Field.
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WATSON – With the prospect of having to face a tough opponent a day earlier than scheduled Live Oak coach Jesse Cassard liked the direction his team was headed Tuesday against arch-rival Denham Springs.
WALKER – Everyone associated with the Walker baseball program is starting to forget about the results of the pre-district schedule.
CENTRAL – Given the complexion of the game the last time Central and Live Oak met, it was easy to understand why the Lady Eagles’ three-run lead through 2 ½ innings wasn’t going to hold up.
WATSON – There may have been a time earlier in the season when a four-run deficit, especially before her team stepped to the plate, may have worried Live Oak softball coach Michelle Morris.