Once in a while, Jalen Cook gets a vivid reminder of where he stands with his Walker teammates and coaches in terms of high school longevity.
High school sports present an altogether different set of challenges than the levels above, most notably that the window of opportunity is usually small and closes faster than expected for a group of special players and their coach.
The fact that Holden's Kaylee Hughes was selected as the 2017 All-Livingston Parish girls Most Valuable Player may have taken her by surprise.
As one school year charges toward the finish line with the LHSAA State Track & Field Meet this week and the LHSAA baseball playoffs gaining steam toward the annual get-together in Sulphur, the 2017 high school football season is standing on deck.
The three-day festival known as the LHSAA Track & Field State Meet arrives this week and Livingston Parish will send a strong contingent to Bernie Moore Track on the campus of LSU for the final event of the season.
BERWICK -- A young Albany squad kept things close with Berwick for 3½ innings Monday and trailed by only three runs heading into the bottom of the 4th in a Class 3A bi-district playoff game.
ALBANY -- Ponchatoula's Basiel Williams had a two-run single in a three-run 4th to snap a 4-4 tie and lift the Green Wave to an 8-6 win over Albany on Saturday.
The weight on Albany coach Gabe Woods' shoulders got a little bit lighter on Thursday when he was informed the Hornets are in the LHSAA Class 3A playoffs.
ALBANY -- Albany's baseball team came into Tuesday's doubleheader with Amite looking for a sweep and an outright District 7-3A championship.
ALBANY -- It had been four trips and four season-ending losses for Albany since 2012, including a trio of one-run losses in that span.
The Albany High boys bowling team captured the Hammond region district title with a 9-1 record, while Holden was second with an 8-2 mark.
WATSON -- She might not be the biggest of the track stars to grace the field at Live Oak, but Kelsey Case can now count herself among the fastest.
WATSON -- Live Oak’s assistant track and field coach Travis Johnson could only mutter one word as he laid the tape measure down.
Four starters from Albany’s District 7-3A champion team earned first- or second-team all-district honors this season when the coaches chose the team last month.
The 2016-17 season was an up-and-down struggle for Albany, but senior Sean Sykes was one of the bright spots and the District 7-3A coaches took note.
ALBANY -- Brittany Turner hurled a complete game with five strikeouts, and Kaci Payne went 4-for-4 with two runs scored and an RBI to lead Albany to an 8-3 win over Springfield on Thursday.
ALBANY -- The overall record might not be where they want it, but the Albany Hornets are showing that you cannot count them out no matter what the odds are.
ALBANY -- Five hits, five walks and an error gave Albany all the fuel it needed for a 10-run 2nd inning as the Lady Hornets bolted past Pine 17-2 in 3 innings on Wednesday.
HAMMOND -- One would think a 1-2 showing in a tournament would be cause for concern, but Albany softball coach John Legoria doesn't see it that way after his team's effort in the St. Thomas Aquinas Tournament at Chappapeela Sports Park.
BOGALUSA -- Annalea Giamalva and Brittney Turner combined on a perfect game as Albany rolled to a 16-0 win over Bogalusa in District 7-3A action on Tuesday.