The Louisiana High School Athletic Association released a statement Wednesday afternoon stating the organization is “fully committed” to having sports in the fall.
ALBANY – Albany football coach Mike Janis realizes the different time we live in thanks to the novel coronavirus, but he also realizes his team has been ready to get back to playing the game for a while.
Not that the Livingston Parish School System wasn’t working hard to combat the novel coronavirus pandemic, but Gov. John Bel Edwards’ decision to keep the state in Phase II of the reopening process may have given LPPS athletic director Steve Parrill a different perspective on things.
They might not have planned it this way, but Albany football coach Mike Janis and Carmon Moore are finally getting the chance to coach together.
ALBANY – There are plenty of guidelines coaches are following as their teams return back to campus after novel coronavirus cut the school year short.
The start of summer workouts is going to have to wait a little longer thanks to Tropical Storm Cristobal.
The way Albany football coach Mike Janis sees it, if the formula works for a popular restaurant that serves chicken fingers, it can work for the Hornets’ football program, too.
The Louisiana High School Athletic Association’s Non-Select Girls’ Marsh Madness Tournament will be back in a familiar location starting next season.
With Gov. John Bel Edwards’ announcement Monday that the state will be moving into Phase II of reopening on Friday, the plan is for extracurricular activities to resume on Livingston Parish school campuses on June 8.
The Louisiana High School Coaches Association won’t be holding its annual clinic in the traditional sense this year but will instead host a virtual version of the event amid the novel coronavirus pandemic.
Lonnie Reed coached George Baker almost 20 years ago at Albany High, and he hasn’t forgotten him.
The Louisiana High School Athletic Association’s decision to push back the start of the organization’s summer rules until June 8 as a result of the novel coronavirus pandemic, was met with different reactions from a trio of Livingston Parish athletic directors.
The Louisiana High School Athletic Association is playing it safe when it comes to the re-opening of athletics during the novel coronavirus pandemic.
The state may be moving into Phase One of reopening Friday, but the Livingston Parish Public School System is proceeding cautiously before bringing athletics back fully into the fold in the midst of the novel coronavirus pandemic.
When he came to Albany High as a freshman, Caleb Puma knew he’d have to put in some work if he wanted to earn playing time. He figures he’s going to have to do the same on the next level.
It might have been a given that Doyle girls basketball coach Sam White was selected the All-Livingston Parish Coach of the Year by her peers, but she didn’t want to take all the credit.
Doyle’s Presleigh Scott was selected the MVP of this year’s girls All-Parish basketball team by parish coaches, but as was the case with the Lady Tigers this season, it was part of a team effort.
Editor's note: The following is an opinion/editoral to the state's Class of 2020 athletes from National Federation of State High School Associations Executive Director Dr. Karissa Niehoff released to the media by Louisiana High School Athletic Association Executive Director Eddie Bonine.
Basketball teams normally use summer leagues to get an idea of what to expect for the coming season and maybe get a chance to tinker with a few things before the games count for real.
It didn’t take long for Walker basketball coach Anthony Schiro to run down the list of achievements for Jalen Cook.
When Southeastern Louisiana University women’s basketball coach Ayla Guzzardo saw Natalie Kelly’s name in the NCAA transfer portal, she had just one thought:
School is on hold statewide until April 30 after Gov. John Bel Edwards’ extension of the stay-at-home order issued earlier this week in an effort to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus, but that doesn’t mean the Louisiana High School Athletic Association has given up hope that champions…
Albany has made a habit of placing players on the Louisiana Sports Writers Association’s Class 3A All-State team the past few years.
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.
Brittney Turner hurled a two-hitter and launched a home run to help key a 16-0 win over Central Private on the road Monday.
Micah Cleveland hurled a complete game and Albany backed him with 14 hits in an 11-4 win over Springfield as part of the Ponchatoula Tournament on Saturday.
Britney Turner, Annalea Giamalva and Brilee Ford combined on a four-hitter with 12 strikeouts, and Giamalva had a three-run home run to key a 7-0 win over Pine at Albany on Monday.
John Curtis rode a four-run fourth inning in a 6-2 victory over Albany on Saturday, and Holy Savior Menard put together a seven-run fifth inning in a 10-4 win over the Hornets on Friday as part of the St. Charles Catholic Tournament.
Albany went 2-1 in its own tournament over the weekend with Annalea Giamalva hurling a no-hitter in a 15-0 win over Loranger on Friday, while Brilee Ford went 4-for-4 with four RBIs in a 15-1 win over French Settlement.
Albany grabbed an early lead but gave up a pair of two-run innings to St. Charles Catholic in a 4-2 loss to the Comets on the road Thursday.
NEW ORLEANS - Fourth-seeded Booker T. Washington had four players score in double figures and used a second-quarter surge that created enough separation en route to a 75-40 victory Thursday over Albany in a Class 3A state quarterfinal playoff game.
After a pair of gut-wrenching Class 3A state regional playoff losses to end their season the past two years, the goal for the Albany softball team isn’t complicated heading into the season.