In a district with some of the state’s true Division I heavyweights, it’s hard to garner any notice unless you’ve finished near or at the top.
WALKER – Walker High’s volleyball team found three distinctively different ways to win each set and conversely sweep Ascension Christian on Tuesday in the team’s next-to-last regular season match.
DENHAM SPRINGS – Not even a furious rally in the final set was enough for Denham Springs to hold off Central for the second time this season.
WATSON – Whether it turns out to be the breakthrough moment they've been seeking remains to be seen.
WALKER - Propelled by a furious rally in the second set, Walker swept Loranger 26-24, 27-25, 25-16 in a nondistrict match Wednesday.
SPRINGFIELD – If you’re looking for a gauge of just how competitive Thursday’s volleyball contest between Springfield and Live Oak was, maybe the Eagles’ Jamie Elenbaas summed it up best.
WALKER – The assist from Reese Patten led to directly to Kameron Bond’s kill and with it came a postgame celebration Walker High’s volleyball team hadn’t experienced in quite some time.
DENHAM SPRINGS – Returning all-parish performer Kailey Dunham of Denham Springs said there was a message awaiting the team upon their return to the bench after dropping the second game of Tuesday’s season opener with Springfield.
WATSON – With Live Oak prepared to take the climb up to the Division I volleyball ranks this season, the schedule will undoubtedly get tougher, but the end goal will remain the same.
WATSON - The big three sports at Live Oak High School – football, basketball and baseball – have been a part of the state’s top classification in 5A for quite some time.
DENHAM SPRINGS - After Denham Springs’ exit in the first round of the Division I state volleyball playoffs, Kailey Dunham knows that the expectations are a bit higher this year.
CENTRAL -- Streaky tendencies were the downfall of Denham Springs in Monday’s Summer League Volleyball final against Central.
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.
MANDEVILLE – The postgame tears were already obvious when Denham Springs volleyball coach Pam Dubuy brought her five seniors together for a group embrace.
DENHAM SPRINGS – The Denham Springs volleyball team may not have won a district championship, but the 2018 team that’s headed for postseason play next week will still leave behind a legacy of sorts.
DENHAM SPRINGS – The only good thing after Denham Springs’ 3-0 loss to St. Amant on Wednesday in the District 4-I finale for both teams at Grady Hornsby Gym was that the Lady Jackets hope to use the match as a learning experience for the state playoffs.
WATSON - Live Oak survived two early slugfests to put away Plaquemine 28-26, 24-26, 25-19, 25-11 in Monday’s district encounter.
DUTCHTOWN – Nearly three weeks ago when Denham Springs hosted Dutchtown, the Lady Jackets showed signs of hanging around a while, taking the third set from the Lady Griffins in a 3-1 defeat.
GONZALES – The Denham Springs High volleyball is fighting to earn a spot in the LHSAA state playoffs, which begins in two weeks, but the Yellow Jackets didn’t help their cause Monday evening.
WALKER - The Walker Wildcats showed they could bounce back strong. The next assignment is to finish strong.
CENTRAL - Going to a pep rally is not often described as a transformative event, but for Central High’s Caroline Nunnery, it was just that three years ago when she took in a football rally.
WATSON – Central High rallied from a 2-0 deficit to win three straight wins and outlast Live Oak in five sets Thursday 18-25, 22-25, 25-15, 25-22, and 15-12.
CENTRAL – The Central High volleyball team has been on a quest for consistency, and for one evening, at least, the Wildcats found what they were looking for against District 3-I rival Zachary.
WALKER – One of the byproducts of playing from ahead and building comfortable leads is the ability to experiment with both alignments and personnel.
DENHAM SPRINGS – Regardless of Thursday’s outcome, the Denham Springs High volleyball team planned to present coach Pam Dubuy with flowers and a cookie cake for her birthday.
DENHAM SPRINGS – Denham Springs volleyball coach Pam Dubuy said she had a hard time preparing her team for East Ascension leading up Wednesday’s District 4-I opener.
BATON ROUGE – Live Oak will have to wait nearly three weeks for the opportunity to atone for Monday’s 3-0 setback at Lee High in a matchup of District 4-II co-leaders.