Following last year’s loss to Kinder in the Class 2A state championship game, Doyle baseball coach Tim Beatty figured his team might have a chance to get back to Sulphur this season.
Southeastern Louisiana University athletic director Jay Artigues and baseball coach Matt Riser certainly aren’t complaining about the latest move by the NCAA, but they also know there’s some number-crunching ahead to make it all work out.
Albany has made a habit of placing players on the Louisiana Sports Writers Association’s Class 3A All-State team the past few years.
It didn’t take long for Denham Springs co-head coach Leslie Yellott to realize something was a little different about the St. Amant Invitational when her team arrived at Butch Gore Park for its game on March 13.
Doyle’s Presleigh Scott may have been a little apprehensive about being a leader for the Lady Tigers as a sophomore, but as a junior, not so much.
Denham Springs High co-head softball coach Leslie Yellott knew this season wouldn’t be the easiest for her team, and that’s played to form.
The Denham Springs High baseball team is sitting at 8-7 with the season currently on hold while schools are closed in an effort to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus.
The way Holden girls basketball coach Pam Forbes sees it, it’s probably fitting seniors Jaycee Hughes and Emma Hutchinson are members of the Louisiana Sports Writers Association’s Class B All-State basketball team.
Holden powerlifting coach David White and Denham Springs High powerlifting coach Joe Ryan were supposed to be in Monroe this weekend for the state championships.
The Holden softball team came into the season with a clearly defined goal to win a fourth straight state championship.
They didn’t know it at the time, but Thursday’s 13-1 win over Pope John Paul II was the last game the Doyle softball team will play for the foreseeable future.
Holden completed a 3-0 run in the St. Amant Invitational, scoring a 16-3 win over East Ascension, a 7-6 victory over Live Oak and a 3-0 win over Barbe.
French Settlement went 1-2 in the Sumner Tournament, picking up a 13-3 win over Sumner behind a four-hit effort from Britney Melton on Friday.
Live Oak went 1-2 in the Sam Houston Tournament, picking up a 13-4 win over Evangel behind a four-hit effort from Rhett Rosevear, while dropping a pair of games to Barbe.
Ben Johnston's run-scoring double with two out in the fourth lifted Ponchatoula to a 3-2 win over Springfield in the Hammond High Tournament on Saturday.
Albany got solid pitching from Brittney Turner and Annalea Giamalva and offense to back them during a 3-0 run in the Monterey Tournament over the weekend.
Nominations are now being accepted for the new class of inductees for the Walker High School Athletic Hall of Fame.
French Settlement put together an eight-run fifth inning, and Evan Rohlfs hurled a three-hitter, sparking a 12-2 win over Holden in an all-Livingston Parish contest Thursday at French Settlement.
French Settlement put together a seven-run seventh inning to key an 11-2 win over Northlake Christian in District 10-2A action in Covington on Thursday.
CENTRAL – In the final analysis Live Oak softball coach Katie Roux felt the six runs allowed by her pitching staff still made Thursday’s District 4-5A game attainable.
Doyle used an eight-run first inning to key a 13-1 victory over Pope John Paul II in District 10-2A softball action Thursday in Slidell.
Britney Turner hurled a complete-game three-hitter, and Madison Knight went 3-for-3, helping Albany pick up a 4-0 win over Cabrini on Thursday at Albany.
HAMMOND – When it comes down to it, the miscues added up for Springfield in a 5-1 loss to Fontainebleau as part of the Hammond High Tournament on Thursday.
Central Private scored on a steal of home with no out int the bottom of the seventh inning to rally for an 8-7 win over Maurepas on Wednesday.
LAKE CHARLES – There will be no third straight trip to the championship game, no opportunity at a second state title in three years.
GONZALES – Without the safety net of a year ago in the circle Denham Springs High’s softball team has walked more of a tight-rope this season.
SPRINGFIELD – Springfield High didn’t have to go very far to find its new boys basketball coach.
DUTCHTOWN – Denham Springs had nearly worked its way back from an eight-run deficit, getting the tying run to third base when Garrett Sylvest stepped to the plate for the first time in the top of the seventh inning of Tuesday’s game at Dutchtown.
Holden used a pair of big innings -- a five-run first and a seven-run sixth -- to spark a 13-1 road win over Central Lafourche on Tuesday.
WALKER – Walker High’s Donald Butler Jr. recalled his first trip as a freshman last year to the Class 5A state tournament and being somewhat awe-struck by the size of Burton Coliseum.
WALKER – More than three months ago, Walker High point guard Jalen Cook had a feeling the paths of the two teams would cross again.
HAMMOND – After helping Southeastern Louisiana to its first postseason appearance since the 2011-12 season, Lady Lion guards Celica Sterling and Alexius Horne were recognized as part of the 2019-20 All-Southland Conference Women's Basketball Teams, which were released by the league office on…