WALKER -- For a team as talented and successful as Walker, basketball is bound to be fun most of the time regardless of the style or tempo.
WATSON -- The Live Oak wrestling community and Eagles’ coach Christopher Collier took time to honor the program’s seniors and their parents and families last Wednesday.
DENHAM SPRINGS -- One step forward, one step back? Not necessarily, although the Denham Springs High boys didn’t get what they were looking for Friday night.
WATSON -- It took all 32 minutes of Friday’s game for the Live Oak Lady Eagles to cap off a 48-45 win against rival Walker.
SPRINGFIELD -- Through all the disappointment in the win-loss column this season for the Doyle boys, the Tigers have always played tough, hard-nosed defense, which has kept them in games.
SPRINGFIELD -- When Springfield’s Sarah Simeon made the first basket of the game against Doyle on Friday, little did the Lady Bulldogs know it would be the only positive for them on this night.
DENHAM SPRINGS -- Andrew Finley of Denham Springs High didn’t want narrow decision against Livingston Parish rival Live Oak this time around. Finley wanted more and on Senior Night, his teammates delivered.
Former Denham Springs High and LSU star Tasmin Mitchell has been selected by the SEC as one of the league’s 2017 Allstate SEC Basketball Legends.
BATON ROUGE -- District play has started, which means a Walker team that has been through a series of tough tests is ready to see how it stacks up.
DENHAM SPRINGS -- The Denham Springs High boys kicked off Division I, District 3 play with back-to-back shutouts against McKinley and Zachary.
FRENCH SETTLEMENT -- Dawson Marlow and Brayden Aime stepped out of the locker room to a well-deserved round of raucous applause from their peers in the French Settlement student section.
FRENCH SETTLEMENT -- The Springfield girls’ hopes Tuesday night were buried behind the 3-point line at French Settlement on Tuesday night.
WATSON -- When James Naismith started tinkering with a round ball and peach basket in the late 1800s, his idea was built around the idea of putting the sphere in that basket.
WALKER -- Despite a valiant effort, the Walker Lady Cats just couldn’t do the little things right Tuesday against Central, and in the end, that’s what cost them.
DENHAM SPRINGS -- There’s been a massive target on the Denham Springs High girls since their run to last season’s Class 5A state championship game. Whenever the Lady Jackets step on the court, they know they’re going to get an opponent’s best shot.
Power rankings require coaches to approach scheduling differently in Louisiana than in a lot of states.
WATSON -- Having a go-to player capable of scoring when and however he wants to, along with ability to take a game over, is a bonus for any basketball team.
ZACHARY -- Five players scored for the Denham Springs High boys’ last Tuesday. That number was sliced to two on Friday.
ALBANY -- When fans think of a tough, physical matchup between Albany and Amite, they are usually envisioning a contest on the football field.
BATON ROUGE -- For roughly 12 minutes of the first half and almost 7 of the second, Denham Springs High was every bit a match for Dunham, one of the state’s top small-school teams.
DENHAM SPRINGS -- Her team hadn’t scored nearly 2 minutes into the fourth quarter, losing five points off a 15-point lead, when Denham Springs High coach Shelly Laprarie had seen enough.
GEISMAR -- Not every game promises a smooth ride start-to-finish even if you are the better team. Get two teams not that far apart talent- and experience-wise and sometimes you can expect a grind.
WALKER -- One fluky goal was all that separated the Walker girls and Baton Rouge High at halftime of their district clash Thursday night.
Abrupt endings are rarely smooth and that seems to be the case with Walker and now former football coach Brandon Lawley.
WALKER -- Using advantages is always part of the fabric of a game. What makes things even more intriguing is when two teams collide with such different advantages and with some raw emotion mixed in.