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.
Roughly a month after winning the Class B state championship in softball, Holden High School has a new coach.
The Holden baseball team won the District 7-B championship, and the Rockets were well-represented on the league's All-District team.
The players who made up Holden's Class B state championship softball team picked up some individual accolades on the All-District 7-B team.
Kenny Almond remembers watching Holden boys basketball teams knock off Istrouma in the Wedge Kyes tournament in 1963 and 1964 as a junior high student.
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.
BATON ROUGE -- The weather may have been unseasonably cold and windy, but one thing didn't change at Thursday's Class B & C State Track and Field Meet: Maurepas' Kameron Aime is still a state champion.
BATON ROUGE -- There wasn't a state championship for the Holden girls at the conclusion of Thursday's Class B State Track & Field Meet, but there weren't any complaints for the Lady Rockets, either.
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 -- For the first time in school history, Holden will hang a softball championship banner.
SULPHUR -- Anacoco’s Annabelle Sellers collected most of the the strikeouts. Holden’s Olivia Lackie collected the win.
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.
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.
Dawson Hutchinson struck out 17 as Holden picked a 10-4 win over Slaughter on Wednesday and Dustin Rushing struck out eight in a complete-game win over the same team on Tuesday to help the Rockets wrap up the District 7-B title with an 8-0 league mark.
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.
ZACHARY -- Olivia Lackie struck out 16 in a complete-game win and went 4-for-4 at the plate to pace Holden in a 3-1 win over Zachary on April 12.
HOLDEN -- Olivia Lackie hurled a complete-game one-hitter with 14 strikeouts and Emma Hutchinson went 2-for-4 with a double and a home run to spark Holden to an 8-1 win over Springfield on Monday.
HOLDEN -- Dawson Hutchinson's grand slam in the bottom of the 11th inning lifted Holden to a 10-6 win over Mount Hermon in District 7-B action on Monday.
Holden's Kaylee Hughes was chosen as the Most Valuable Player in District 7-B, as the Lady Rockets placed three players on the league's first team and two on the second team.
Holden moved its record to 4-0 in District 7-B with a pair of wins over Crescent City Baptist over the weekend