The Louisiana Knights Blue get down to business at the Gulf Coast 17U World Series starting Friday, with three games over a three-day stretch.
The here and now for the Walker boys’ basketball program is as stout as it has been in at least a generation with four starters on the way back from a team that finished a whisker away from the Class 5A regional playoff round.
The Louisiana Braves will hold tryouts for the 2018 season on Aug. 7 on Fields #s 10 and 11 at the Live Oak Sports Complex.
The Livingston Bomb Squad travel baseball franchise will host tryouts for the 2018 season for its 10-under major team as well as a newly formed 9U team on July 22 at the Livingston Nationals facility in Springfield (26526 LA Highway 42).
It didn't take long for former Walker High standout Bryce Brown to get his first hit as a professional baseball player. And even though it's way early in the season, he doesn't appear to be slowing down.
WALKER -- Sometime soon, a new-look Live Oak team will have to put its gloves and bats down as a group. Football will summon some. Vacations lie ahead. And then the school year arrives in August.
BATON ROUGE -- As the 24 minutes rolled off between Walker and Live Oak Wednesday in a Woodlawn Summer League game, the deep, talented and powerful Wildcats did things they have gotten used to doing the last few seasons.
It's safe to say former Holden softball coach David Knight is a bit of a late bloomer when it comes to coaching.
WALKER -- There’s something about waiting your turn in sports. It tends to make you hungry when your chance finally arrives, even if it happens to be the lazy days of summer.
WATSON -- Depending on who you ask, Metro League summer ball is either a big deal or not all that vital. What isn’t debatable, though, is that actually getting on the diamond is much more preferable than watching days go by without playing.
DENHAM SPRINGS -- The first 7-on-7 session of the offseason for Denham Springs High School and Walker featured a bit of everything.
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.
BATON ROUGE -- It would be easy enough for Walker to go through the motions in summer ball with most of the nucleus from a powerful team back from last winter.
The Louisiana Knights 17U Blue will feature a local Livingston Parish flavor with a familiar face running the show this summer.
WALKER -- This wasn't the way Walker coach Randy Sandifer wanted his team to begin play in the Wood Bat Tournament.
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.
Live Oak and Denham Springs High both made trips to the state playoffs, and both teams were well-represented on the District 4-5A all-district team.
By the end of the 2017 baseball season, the prospect of playing any opponent from District 4-5A wasn’t all that appealing to Class 5A teams from around Louisiana.
WALKER -- Like a line from Nina Simone’s classic song ‘Feeling Good,’ it’s a new dawn and a new day for the Walker football program, and if Saturday’s intra-squad spring game is any indication, new head coach Lester Ricard should be excited about what’s to come for the Wildcats.
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.