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.
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.
SULPHUR -- Live Oak encountered all kinds of drama and results over the weekend at the Sulphur Spring Classic and finished on a high note by outslugging Pineville for a 9-7 victory on Saturday.
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.
WATSON -- Live Oak sophomore Rhett Rosevear continued his season-long offensive breakout with a 4-for-4 outburst against St. Michael on Tuesday to key a 20-3 rout.
WATSON -- Bre’Anna Corkern collected three doubles during a 4-for-4 day at the plate and was one of three Live Oak hitters to drive in at least two runs in a 9-1 romp over Lutcher on Tuesday.
DENHAM SPRINGS -- Live Oak’s fast start wasn’t enough to beat Mandeville Friday in a 13-6 loss at the Robbie Spangler Tournament.
GEISMAR -- Live Oak shrugged off a loss earlier Saturday to grind pas Hammond 10-5 on the final day of the Stephen Richardson Tournament on Saturday.
GEISMAR -- Live Oak revved up its offense and needed to Friday to soar past Dutchtown 13-10 at the Stephen Richardson Tournament.
KENNER -- Live Oak went into Friday’s first-round playoff game as a heavy underdog against last year’s Class 5A state runner-up Bonnabel, but gave the Bruins all they could handle and then some.
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.
Softball will go on if and when Mother Nature allows Friday and Saturday with Denham Springs High hosting the 2018 Robbie Spangler Tounament at North Park.
GONZALES -- Two games into the 2018 season, Live Oak is already showing some ability to do the right things. The Eagles held off Holy Cross 8-6 on Thursday on the opening day of the Stephen Richardson Tournament, surviving a late-game charge from the Tigers.
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.