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.
When Chase Delrie got his Denham Springs High diploma 15 years ago this month, he knew one thing lay ahead in his future: Coaching.
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.
FRENCH SETTLEMENT -- French Settlement came into Saturday's Class 2A regional playoff series with Loreauville needing a win to extend its season.
All four District 9-2A baseball teams made the 2017 playoff field and two of the three from Livingston Parish are alive and well for the regional round.
FRENCH SETTLEMENT -- It was a pretty strange mix of emotions for French Settlement’s Cam Guitreau.
FRENCH SETTLEMENT -- Christian Life snapped a 6-6 tie with an eight-run 3rd to spark an 18-6 win over French Settlement on Saturday.
SPRINGFIELD -- Matt Kreutzer pitched a complete game, five-hitter to spark Springfield to an 8-1 win over French Settlement in District 9-2A action on Thursday.
FRENCH SETTLEMENT -- Springfield's Keith McKigney and Kendall Stanga combined on a three-hitter to lead the Bulldogs to a 4-2 win over French Settlement in District 9-2A action on Tuesday.
FRENCH SETTLEMENT -- Oakdale simply bunted its way to a win over French Settlement in the opening round of the Class 2A playoffs on Saturday.
HAMMOND -- It’s hard enough going on the road to face a defending state champion, but when that visiting team lets its guard down, things can get out of hand rather quickly.
FRENCH SETTLEMENT -- St. Thomas Aquinas picked up single runs in the 6th and 7th innings to snap a 1-1 tie and pick up a 3-1 win in District 9-2A action on Tuesday.
FRENCH SETTLEMENT -- Cameron Guitreau threw a one-hitter with eight strikeouts and the Lions scored in every inning in an 11-1 win over Woodlawn on Monday.
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.
SPRINGFIELD -- High school softball is supposed to fun, and win or lose, French Settlement standout Jackie Crosby has the most fun of anybody on the field.
FRENCH SETTLEMENT -- Micah Champagne singled in the game-winning run in the bottom of the 7th inning as French Settlement scored a 9-8 win over Springfield on Saturday.
LIVINGSTON -- The wins have come few and far between for Doyle this season, but the Tigers have fought through the losses, even with their youth and inexperience.