DENHAM SPRINGS -- Sadness is always an element to the end of a season, no matter what level or how the conclusion arrives.
LAKE ARTHUR -- The Doyle Lady Tigers needed a half-court prayer to help escape Jonesboro-Hodge in the second round of the LHSAA Class 2A playoffs.
DENHAM SPRINGS -- As teams get later into the playoffs, there should be an ability on both sides to take something or someone away. The key is who and how a team adjusts when that happens.
LIVINGSTON -- Down by 10 points with less than 2 minutes left Monday night, it appeared all hope had faded for the Doyle girls. Down by six with a minute to go, there still wasn’t much reason for optimism. Down by three with 3 seconds left, there seemed to be no chance.
ALBANY -- Sometimes inspirational halftime speeches by a coach are just what a team needs to kick it into high gear.
HOLDEN -- If Monday night was any indication of what’s to come for Pam and Craig Forbes, the long-time coaches of the Holden Lady Rockets may get to hang another state championship banner in the rafters, just a year removed from hanging their fourth.
Spring sports seasons get rolling around the state this week, and Livingston Parish will be one of the many hotbeds as all 18 teams hit the diamonds.
WALKER -- There are some pluses and minuses to a playoff system based on power ratings where teams know well ahead of time they will have a postseason.
BATON ROUGE -- It wasn’t as though Live Oak coach Gary Duhe was counting the days or anything like that. If you believe that, think again.
LIVINGSTON -- No team likes to go into the playoffs on a losing streak, and after a loss earlier in the week to Jehovah-Jireh, Doyle was looking to avoid that scenario.
BOSSIER CITY -- Live Oak will have to wait one more year for its elusive state championship in Division II wrestling.
DENHAM SPRINGS -- To get where the Denham Springs High girls want to the next few weeks, they will have to get solid play from their inside players. That’s no secret.
WALKER -- Pineville saved its best shooting for the last quarter to take a 52-48 victory over Walker in the first round of the Class 5A girls basketball playoffs on Thursday.
ALBANY -- First-round playoff games can sometimes be a test for the favored team, as it usually is playing an opponent that should be overmatched.
LIVINGSTON -- It wasn’t the start that Doyle girls’ coach Samantha White had hoped for, but the end result was just what she wanted.
Who could it be from Livingston Parish this season? Who might shock the state and get on a postseason run? The answers to both those questions, as well as the normal playoff drama all gets started Thursday night, as the parish’s girls basketball tradition storms into the postseason.
The Ascension Parish-based Sun Devils baseball program will host the 6th Annual ‘Fear the Fork,’ from March 18-19, a youth baseball tournament for St. Amant and Baton Rouge teams from 6U-14U.
DENHAM SPRINGS -- There are always some uncertainties for a team when it makes the transition from an emotional game that didn’t turn out as hoped to the next challenge.
BATON ROUGE -- Scoring wasn’t necessarily the problem for the Doyle boys on Tuesday. Getting the ball across halfcourt was the issue.
WALKER -- For the first time in a long time, it’s safe to say the Walker football program is in strong enough shape to comfortable say that there aren’t a whole lot of major problems to fix.
DENHAM SPRINGS -- It was business as usual Friday for the Denham Springs High girls, but now is the time when things get serious.
ALBANY -- Punching a ticket to the playoffs is always nice. Riding into the postseason as a district champion makes things that much sweeter.