WATSON -- Live Oak and Springfield will both be starting the playoffs next week, but in the meantime, they took Friday night to start getting ready.
WALKER -- Plenty of reasons for sputtering and coughing Friday night when Walker and Central clashed to close out the 2017-18 regular season. In particular, there lots of built-in distractions for the home Wildcats. So an early deficit wasn’t totally unexpected.
SCOTLANDVILLE -- Keeping Ja’Vonte Smart in check has been a challenge for Scotlandville opponents for four years, especially the last few weeks when he has played at the highest level in his high school career.
BATON ROUGE -- Given the turbulence down the stretch of its regular season, Doyle appeared clear for a smooth landing in Friday’s finale against Family Christian Academy.
One finish line arrives for boys basketball teams around the state on Friday, with many poised to re-start things next week when the playoffs begin.
DENHAM SPRINGS -- A rough beginning didn’t do Denham Springs High in. Neither did several glitches in the closing minutes.
ALBANY -- Albany coach Stacey Darouse knew what she wanted her team to do against Green Oaks, and the players themselves discussed their approach at practice.
FERRIDAY -- It won't show up on the Class 2A playoff bracket as a win for Springfield, but it a way, just getting to the postseason was a victory for Lady Bulldogs coach Byron Garner.
QUITMAN -- Quitman held Maurepas to single digits in all but the third quarter to pick up a 49-27 win in the opening round of the Class B playoffs Thursday.
BATON ROUGE -- Don't look now, but Springfield might be hitting its stride in time for the postseason -- and the Bulldogs are doing it with a flair for the dramatic.
Coaches speak a lot about phases during the course of a basketball season. When the last one arrives, there tends to be a little more intense focus.
For those who think basketball coaches aren't doing a bit of scoreboard watching throughout the season, think again.
WATSON -- Live Oak did everything it could for nearly 20 minutes Tuesday to frustrate, slow down and derail Walker to get the final week of the regular season started.
CENTRAL -- The first point of the third quarter Tuesday between Denham Springs High and Central wasn’t scored until 4:29 showed on the clock.
LIVINGSTON -- Jehovah-Jireh held Doyle to eight points in the fourth quarter to pick up a 50-43 win Tuesday in a tuneup as both teams gear up for the playoffs.
DENHAM SPRINGS -- Denham Springs High suffered a season-ending 3-0 defeat to Jesuit on Tuesday in the Division 1 state quarterfinals.
Uncertainty isn’t always a great thing to deal with. Playoff basketball is a notable exception, and the three Livingston Parish teams headed to the Class 5A postseason relish the notion of taking on the unknown.
Part of the challenge in every season is getting to the postseason, and for all six of Livingston Parish's teams in Classes 3A and below, the playoffs are a reality.
North Corbin Junior High's girls team completed the Livingston Parish triple crown recently: Undefeated district champions, Parish Tournament champions & Parish Final Four champions. The team finished the season 22-5.
SPRINGFIELD -- Springfield coach Byron Garner has talked all season about his team putting everything together.
DENHAM SPRINGS -- For most of the first two quarters Friday, Walker and Denham Springs High swapped control of the tempo in a parish showdown at Hornsby Gym and not a whole lot was settled.
WATSON – Live Oak made quick and short work of Belaire on Friday, wrapping up the 2017-18 regular season with a 47-25 victory.