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 -- 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.
RESERVE – Kailey Chachere delivered a clutch two-out single to score Haleigh Pourciau in the top of the 7th inning and Pourciau worked around a one-out error in the bottom of the inning as Walker edged Riverside Academy 3-2 on Tuesday.
With the high school basketball season complete, the award and all-star game season gets rolling, and Livingston Parish is garnering plenty of attention.
WALKER -- Two games into the District 4-5A season, Walker seems to have this late-game drama stuff down pretty well.
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.
LAKE CHARLES -- Since the early stages of the 2017-18 basketball season way back in October when Walker went through the first few weeks with a skeletal crew as the football season finished up until now, Wildcat players and coaches have shared one lofty goal.
Walker has plenty of good to hang its hat on this season, no matter how you quantify success.
There won’t be a lot of mystery involved Tuesday when St. Amant walks into Glenn Ellis Gym for a Class 5A regional playoff game against Walker.
DENHAM SPRINGS -- Holden turned in a solid weekend, going 3-0 in the Robbie Spangler Tournament with a 3-2 win over Dutchtown in which Olivia Lackie struck out 15 on Friday, followed by a 2-1 victory over Walker and a 2-0 win over Live Oak on Saturday.
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.
SLIDELL -- Two 8th-inning walks turned into a run on a Slidell error as Walker topped the Tigers 4-3 on Thursday to kick off the Northshore Tournament.