The Zachary Athletic Department's annual four-person scramble golf tournament to benefit Zachary athletics will be played at Copper Mill on Monday, April 2.
LAKE CHARLES -- When you live in a town known for hard-working blue-collar folks who are used to scratching and clawing for everything they get, a late deficit in a state championship game, well, that’s just not going to faze you much.
LAKE CHARLES -- Since the early stages of the 2017-18 basketball season way back in October when Walker went through the first few weeks with a skeletal crew as the football season finished up until now, Wildcat players and coaches have shared one lofty goal.
There is a bitter-sweetness that waits at the end of every sports season, because once the finish line is reached, there is inevitably something lost forever. A relationship among a group -- a unique bond that forms over time at practice and on bus rides.
By this point of the basketball season, no team really needs any added incentive. Not with the desired finish line so close.
WALKER -- History is a sometimes ambiguous thing when it comes to sports. There is an eager tendency as each new generation strives to carve its own spot and that usually takes the front row as accomplishments from the past fade into the background.
WALKER -- Quick starts in basketball usually get measured on the offensive end by how many points a team pours in in the early going.
NATCHITOCHES -- No, Denham Springs High didn't knock off Natchitoches Central. But after the game, no one had tell the Yellow Jackets how far they'd come this season.
There won’t be a lot of mystery involved Tuesday when St. Amant walks into Glenn Ellis Gym for a Class 5A regional playoff game against Walker.
DENHAM SPRINGS -- With solid execution in most phases and timely offensive bursts from several players, Denham Springs High made the first 24 minutes of a Class 5A bi-district playoff game with Covington on Friday very easy on the eyes to the loud home crowd at Hornsby Gym.
WALKER -- Walker breezed past Sulphur 72-50 in the opening round of the Class 5A state playoffs on Friday, to move into the second round for the second year in a row.
Coaches love catch phrases, especially at this time of year when seasons either end or go on depending on the outcome.
SCOTLANDVILLE -- Keeping Ja’Vonte Smart in check has been a challenge for Scotlandville opponents for four years, especially the last few weeks when he has played at the highest level in his high school career.
WALKER -- Plenty of reasons for sputtering and coughing Friday night when Walker and Central clashed to close out the 2017-18 regular season. In particular, there lots of built-in distractions for the home Wildcats. So an early deficit wasn’t totally unexpected.
One finish line arrives for boys basketball teams around the state on Friday, with many poised to re-start things next week when the playoffs begin.
WATSON -- Live Oak did everything it could for nearly 20 minutes Tuesday to frustrate, slow down and derail Walker to get the final week of the regular season started.
CENTRAL -- The first point of the third quarter Tuesday between Denham Springs High and Central wasn’t scored until 4:29 showed on the clock.
DENHAM SPRINGS -- For most of the first two quarters Friday, Walker and Denham Springs High swapped control of the tempo in a parish showdown at Hornsby Gym and not a whole lot was settled.
ZACHARY -- It was only a matter of time before a couple things happened Tuesday when Zachary hosted Denham Springs High in a District 4-5A game between a pair of teams that seemed to be headed in opposite directions.
WATSON -- A handful of teams have figured out a way to slow down Scotlandville standout Ja’Vonte Smart a little bit this season -- which is relative considering how explosive the LSU signee is.
BATON ROUGE -- Walker tuned up for its next parish showdown with a road game at Belaire on Tuesday, and while it was a grind, the Wildcats remained on course with a 72-59 triumph.
CENTRAL -- Winning basketball games requires a lot of different ingredients. When you’re finding the bottom of the net from all over the court and rolling up the scoreboard with relative ease, the other stuff isn’t quite as vital.
Two weeks remain in the 2017-18 regular season and for the Walker girls, that includes handful of key games remaining before they embark on promising postseason journey.
WALKER -- When two teams go at each other so hard for 31 minutes and most of a 32nd, it’s almost a surprise when the game gets settled by the smallest of glitches.
Walker and Scotlandville have played a lot of basketball coming into this week and still have plenty left to look forward to as the 2017-18 season reaches the stretch run.