DENHAM SPRINGS -- With the playoffs knocking on the door, Denham Springs High seems to have rediscovered some mojo.
Livingston Parish’s District 4-5A track and field coaches know it will likely be an uphill climb in an effort to unseat Zachary as the boys’ and girls’ champion heading into Wednesday’s district meet, but that doesn’t mean there’s nothing to compete for though.
Mother Nature won the weekend, but District 4-5A baseball is back in the spotlight Monday with a pair of games that will again shuffle the middle of the bottlenecked standings.
DENHAM SPRINGS -- Despite a late-game rally, errors cost Denham Springs High in a 7-4 loss to Destrehan in a late-season non-district game on Monday.
DENHAM SPRINGS -- Denham Springs High broke a seven-game losing streak with a resounding 5-0 victory over Walker on Friday.
Teams build a schedule designed to prepare for what they might encounter come playoff time. For District 4-5A teams, the 10-game grind that closes the regular season out is a built-in litmus test that stretches over three weeks.
District 4-5A teams wrap up weekend tournament play as a final tuneup for the start of league play, with three parish teams and Central headed west for the Atchafalaya Challenge.
DENHAM SPRINGS -- A three-run rally in the late innings spurred Denham Springs High to a 4-3 victory over Dominican on Monday as the Yellow Jackets continued to build a strong resume.
Winning in the playoffs brings with it an inevitability. To stay alive, you are going to have to beat good teams.
DENHAM SPRINGS -- Bats flew early but not often in Denham Springs High’s 14-4 victory over Dutchtown on Saturday at the Robbie Spangler Tournament.
DENHAM SPRINGS -- Every at-bat and every inning are important in a baseball game. Sometimes the later ones take on a little more meaning, though.
DENHAM SPRINGS -- Grinding out wins is the usual MO for Denham Springs High. Breaking out for an offensive rout isn’t a bad way to shake things up.
DENHAM SPRINGS -- With solid execution in most phases and timely offensive bursts from several players, Denham Springs High made the first 24 minutes of a Class 5A bi-district playoff game with Covington on Friday very easy on the eyes to the loud home crowd at Hornsby Gym.
Coaches love catch phrases, especially at this time of year when seasons either end or go on depending on the outcome. Denham Springs High’s Kevin Caballero is not immune. But when he found one that fit his team this week, he struck gold.