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.
WALKER – Pitching was the difference Thursday night when St. Michael visited Walker for a Metro League baseball game.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 – It’s not exactly earth-shattering news when senior point guard Jalen Cook leads Walker in scoring.
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.
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.
WALKER – The resolve for Walker’s Kaitlyn Hayes to qualify for this year’s LHSAA Class 5A state track and field meet began with a disappointing result a year ago.
SULPHUR — No. 8 Walker came within inches of keeping its season alive in the seventh inning of the Class 5A semifinal Friday, but No. 4 St. Amant held on for a 2-1 win at the LHSAA state softball tournament at North Frasch Park in Sulphur.
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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.
ZACHARY – Zachary pitchers Tanner Hall and Zack Farr combined on a two-hit shutout of District 4-5A foe Walker in an 8-0 victory Monday in a Class 5A state playoff opener at Herty Field.
MOSS BLUFF – Walker High’s softball team had traveled too far this season to be turned back 15 miles away from the site of the state tournament.
DENHAM SPRINGS – In the event it was his final home game in North Park, Cade Doughty went out with a bang.
WALKER – Walker’s Lainee Bailey came this close to throwing a no-hitter in the LadyCats’ first-round Class 5A playoff game with East Ascension.
WALKER – It wasn’t just preseason rhetoric when Walker’s softball team established such lofty goals as winning the District 4-5A championship and reaching the state playoffs.
WALKER – With the way Walker’s batting order unfolded for the bottom of the seventh inning, the Wildcats grew increasing younger with each player.
WALKER – Call it the triple crown of postseason awards, and there’s no denying in the eyes of Walker High senior Tiara Young where the latest one ranks.
WALKER – Jalen Cook stares down at the floor in front of him, stretching a strand of hair as far as it can go, in this case midway down his face.
CENTRAL – Southeastern Louisiana signee Dalton Aspholm of Central admits that he hasn’t had the best luck on the mound this season. So, he decided to make his own.
BATON ROUGE - Walker gave up two runs to two-time defending Division II state champion Parkview before recording an out in the first inning and it looked like the game had the potential of getting away early.
WALKER – Everyone associated with the Walker baseball program is starting to forget about the results of the pre-district schedule.
ZACHARY-- With a decisive loss to Dutchtown on Tuesday still fresh in her team’s mind, Walker softball coach Hali Westmoreland-Fletcher simply wanted her team to “show up excited and ready to play the game of softball” when they met Zachary on Thursday.