Four softball teams will carry the Livingston Parish banner to Sulphur for the 2017 State Tournament next week. Live Oak, Doyle, Holden and Maurepas are all returning to the event and will make for a busy two and perhaps three or four days for parish softball fans.
Dawson Hutchinson struck out 17 as Holden picked a 10-4 win over Slaughter on Wednesday and Dustin Rushing struck out eight in a complete-game win over the same team on Tuesday to help the Rockets wrap up the District 7-B title with an 8-0 league mark.
The Albany High boys bowling team captured the Hammond region district title with a 9-1 record, while Holden was second with an 8-2 mark.
ZACHARY -- Olivia Lackie struck out 16 in a complete-game win and went 4-for-4 at the plate to pace Holden in a 3-1 win over Zachary on April 12.
HOLDEN -- Olivia Lackie hurled a complete-game one-hitter with 14 strikeouts and Emma Hutchinson went 2-for-4 with a double and a home run to spark Holden to an 8-1 win over Springfield on Monday.
HOLDEN -- Dawson Hutchinson's grand slam in the bottom of the 11th inning lifted Holden to a 10-6 win over Mount Hermon in District 7-B action on Monday.
Holden's Kaylee Hughes was chosen as the Most Valuable Player in District 7-B, as the Lady Rockets placed three players on the league's first team and two on the second team.
Holden moved its record to 4-0 in District 7-B with a pair of wins over Crescent City Baptist over the weekend
HOLDEN -- Holden and Maurepas will be playing in the postseason in their respective classifications shortly, but there was a bit of a playoff vibe in the air when the teams squared off on April 6.
AVONDALE -- Emma Hutchinson slammed a pair of home runs and drove in 5 runs and Olivia Lackie twirled another gem with a 6-inning no-hitter as Holden stayed hot with an 11-0 victory over Patrick Taylor in District 7-B action.
HOLDEN -- Holden's Brian Smith and Braeden Wascom combined to one-hit Patrick Taylor in a 16-1 win over Patrick Taylor on Friday.
Olivia Lackie struck out 14 in a complete game and had an RBI single in the first inning to lead Holden to a 1-0 win over Ponchatoula on March 22, while Holden erupted for 10 runs in the first inning to spark a 21-1 win over Mount Hermon on March 21.
WATSON -- Pitch after pitch blew by Live Oak’s batters. Sometimes the Lady Eagles would swing, and sometimes they wouldn’t. Against Holden ace Olivia Lackie, it didn’t matter — the result was nearly always the same.
HOLDEN -- Holden scored a 12-0 win over Independence before dropping a 7-6 decision to Centerville on Saturday in the French Settlement/Holden Tournament.
WALKER — Springfield’s boys defended their small schools championship at the Livingston Parish track meet on March 15 at Walker High, and the Bulldogs did it in dominating fashion.
The parish’s three Class 5A baseball teams head Lafayette for their annual competition against foes from the Hub City area for the next three days.
WALKER -- So how close was the large schools boys competition at the Livingston Parish track meet on March 15 at Walker High School?