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.
WALKER – Walker pitcher Paul Howard was on the verge of retiring the side in order for the first time in the fifth inning of Thursday's home game with St. Amant.
BOSSIER CITY – Tiara Young saw her high school basketball career complete a full circle on Saturday when the Walker High standout helped the East All-Stars defeat the West, 90-63, in the LHSCA Girls All-Star basketball game on the Bossier Parish Community College campus.
There’s never been another player at Walker High School like junior point Jalen Cook, something that was further evidence by Friday’s Gatorade Player of the Year honor for the state of Louisiana.
WALKER – What began under a dark, threatening sky featuring a first-inning rain, seemingly cleared up for Walker High with one mighty swing of the bat.
Walker High’s Tiara Young may have been omitted from participating on a national stage with the nation’s top high school players in the McDonald’s All-American game, but after the news of Friday, she’ll get another opportunity for national recognition.
LAKE CHARLES – The prevailing narrative in Walker High’s first state championship of a year ago was that of a gritty, never-say-die attitude exhibited by the Wildcats down the stretch of the fourth quarter where they eventually won in overtime.
WALKER – Walker High may have arrived at its first state tournament in 56 years a year ago that resulted in the school’s first state championship without much fanfare.
WALKER – The two teams may be vastly different in makeup, but year’s version of the Walker High basketball team is starting to resemble its Class 5A state championship predecessor of a year ago.
WALKER – Even moments after enjoying one of his most productive nights of the season in Friday’s 92-53 opening-round Class 5A state playoff victory, Walker High senior guard Graham Smith didn’t miss the opportunity to keep the moment light.
WALKER – If Walker High coach Anthony Schiro needed reassurance that his team was fully vested in Friday’s opponent H.L. Bourgeois, all he needed was a small sample size of the opening minutes of the game.
WALKER – They stepped to the ladder, where one by one, Walker High’s players and coaches took turns snipping a two-week-old net in the school’s new gymnasium.
The head football coaching vacancy at Walker High School appeared to be headed into the month of March when the school’s principal, Jason St. Pierre, received an inquiry over the weekend into the status of the job.
WALKER – Walker High freshman Hunter Bethel will always remember his second career plate appearance.
Before either team can entertain the tantalizing possibility of a third meeting this season – one that would take place in next week’s Class 5A state tournament - both second-seeded Walker High and sixth-seeded Denham Springs High have more immediate concerns staring them in the face.
WALKER- The second-seeded Walker Lady Cats found themselves in a tight battle at halftime of their Class 5A state regional playoff game with No. 15 Sulphur, holding just a one-point lead as the Lady Tors were methodical on offense and dictated the tempo on both ends of the floor.
Walker High’s coach Anthony Schiro’s know what’s coming. That’s why he went out of his way this season to prepare his team for not only a rugged District 4-5A season, but the anticipation of another deep postseason run.