BATON ROUGE – There was a point near the end of the second quarter Live Oak coach Stephen Prescott didn’t have enough players to finish Wednesday’s game with St. Amant in Woodlawn Summer League action.
BATON ROUGE -- For the first time in nearly eight minutes once Walker had regained the lead -– this time for keeps –- the Wildcats seemed re-energized by the swing in momentum.
BATON ROUGE -- Walker was quickly out of the blocks, sprinting to another fast start and decisive victory on Wednesday, this time 48-36 over rival Denham Springs High.
BATON ROUGE -- Denham Springs reserve guard Christian Knox made his first appearance in Wednesday’s summer league game against host Woodlawn with his team holding a five-point lead.
WALKER -- Walker football coach Lester Ricard sees his junior two-sport standout Jalen Cook as a potential reprisal of a similar multi-sport standout athlete from back in his own high school days.
BATON ROUGE – Denham Springs coach Kevin Caballero knows there’s not a lot to glean from a victory over District 4-5A rival Central in the month of June.
BATON ROUGE – The learning process has begun for French Settlement and Central, and this time the Wildcats got the upper hand.
BATON ROUGE – Walker’s Keondre Brown emerged with a steal in the latter stages of the fourth quarter and crossed half-court when he spotted Brian Thomas filling the lane to his right.
To the folks who passionately root for District 4-5A teams and & Louisiana: In a quick and easy pair of words, thank you.
Nearly 3 months after hoisting the school’s historic first Class 5A state championship trophy, Walker’s Jalen Cook knows the inevitable question will be at the doorstep of the Wildcats’ 2018-19 season.
WALKER -- LSU basketball coach Will Wade had a confession to make to Walker’s basketball team and members of Walker’s Club Outreach that hosted him Tuesday for a speaking engagement.
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.