Coaches have a way of foreseeing how seasons will play out, and a big part of that is to make sure they aren’t surprised when things veer in a different direction.
While perennial powerhouse St. Thomas Aquinas rolled to the District 9-2A championship and garnered six first-team spots, the three Livingston Parish rivals who round out the league made their presence felt when the all-district team was voted on.
The Louisiana Knights 17U Blue will feature a local Livingston Parish flavor with a familiar face running the show this summer.
The 2017-18 basketball season is a distant notion for high school age players right now, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t work to be done this summer.
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.
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.
SULPHUR -- Sterlington made a living placing the ball into left field on Thursday and that was bad news for Doyle.
It's safe to say Doyle, Holden and Maurepas enter the Louisiana High School Athletic Association state softball tournament with a bit of unfinished business on their plates.
VINTON -- Twice Monday Doyle took the lead against Vinton, but errors proved to be the Tigers’ undoing in an 8-7 loss in the first round of the Class 2A playoffs.
Four softball teams will carry the Livingston Parish banner to Sulphur for the 2017 State Tournament next week. Live Oak, Doyle, Holden and Maurepas are all returning to the event and will make for a busy two and perhaps three or four days for parish softball fans.
LIVINGSTON -- Doyle took advantage of its two hits and costly errors by Fisher to take a 4-0 win on Thursday in the Class 2A regional softball playoffs and qualify for the 2017 State Tournament.
FRENCH SETTLEMENT -- Remington Watts hurled a five-inning one-hitter as French Settlement scored a 12-0 win over Doyle in District 9-2A action on Thursday.
Doyle senior Madison Watts was tabbed the District 9-2A Most Valuable Player, and Samantha White of Doyle was selected Coach of the Year.
Doyle's Tristan Jones was selected the District 9-2A boys basketball Most Valuable Player, and Doyle coach Daniel Kennedy was chosen the league's Coach of the Year.