PONCHATOULA -- A day after enduring its toughest test of the young season, the Walker boys roared back to close out the Travon Robertson Memorial Tournament by routing Lakeshore 64-40 on Saturday.
The annual Livingston Parish Tournament seedings are set for next week when the nine schools converge on Albany for the annual basketball get-together.
WALKER -- Balance from several veterans and consistency from Brenna Zeringue were key elements for the Walker girls Thursday as they stayed hot by cruising past Livonia 55-40 on the first night of the Lady Warrior Classic.
WATSON -- Things were looking all too familiar for Live Oak on Thursday against Park Baptist at C.B. Wheat Gymnasium.
PONCHATOULA -- Put to a little tougher test than the first two games this season, the Walker boys grinded through Thursday against Ponchatoula on the first day of the Travon Robertson Memorial Tournament.
MORGAN CITY -- Walker’s girls seems to be finding their groove and Krystal Hutchinson is a big reason why. For the second game in a row and sixth time this season, the Lady Cats notched a victory by 16 points or more on Tuesday when they trumped Central Catholic 45-25.
The parish’s four largest girls’ basketball programs will be part of a large tournament field this week at the St. Michael Lady Warriors Classic.
BATON ROUGE -- Players learn at different rates and pick up pieces of what they need to succeed here and there as a season rolls along.
HOLDEN -- There are nights when things go wrong for a basketball team. Missed shots, turnovers, bad breaks happen to all teams at one time or another.
NATCHITOCHES -- French Settlement started tuning up for the Livingston Parish Tournament with a rugged road trip to the St. Mary Tournament over Thanksgiving and came away with a lopsided win and two losses.
LIVINGSTON -- As an athlete or coach, you learn to take any win you can get. But you also figure out that sometimes a loss isn’t the worst thing in the world early in a season as long as it has some positives attached.
For the first time this season, the Live Oak boys were held without a goal. That doesn’t hurt as bad when the other team can’t score, either.
With a roster full of young players gaining experience, the Walker girls are going to rely on different leaders every game and may have to win in different ways this season.
GONZALES -- Live Oak’s wrestling team went to the Spartan Invitational last week and delivered a solid performance by finishing fifth out of 22 teams.
MANDEVILLE -- After a tough overtime loss to host Mandeville, the Live Oak girls basketball team bounced back with a pair of solid wins at the Fontainebleau Tournament earlier this week.
GONZALES -- Live Oak's junior varsity wrestling team went to the Spartan Invitational on Monday in one of the deeper and most competitive events in the early portion of the wrestling season.
DENHAM SPRINGS -- Numbers don’t usually lie in a basketball game. But when one number is so much different than the others, it sometimes makes the truth a little harder to understand.
PONCHATOULA -- An undermanned and outmatched Live Oak girls soccer team held tough for a half Tuesday but eventually fell 7-3 to Ponchatoula on Tuesday night.
LIVINGSTON -- Doyle guard Madison Watts could sense the pressure affecting her team early in the fourth quarter, but she believed the Lady Tigers would overcome it like they had before.
DENHAM SPRINGS -- Sports make inexperience easy to identify and gauge. Usually the measurements come in losses.
LIVINGSTON -- Doyle used a stifling defense and clutch shooting down the stretch to upset Albany 43-42 in the final game on the first day of the Doyle Tournament on Monday.
WALKER -- Four Parkview Baptist defenders stood between Walker junior Alex Vega and the goal, but Vega decided to go for it anyway.
BATON ROUGE -- New seasons tend to bring new experiences, and for the Live Oak boys, there are a lot of stones that can be turned over.