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.
BATON ROUGE -- Abby O'Donoghue's final mark in her last high school meet might not have been what she would have liked, but in the end, it didn't matter.
MOSS BLUFF -- Walker's joyride through the Class 5A baseball playoffs came to an end Saturday with a 5-3 loss to Sam Houston in the second game of a state quarterfinal series.
MOSS BLUFF -- The No. 27-seeded Walker Wildcats have been giant killers lately, but they let one slip away on Friday in the first game of a best-of-three Class 5A state quarterfinal series with No. 3 Sam Houston.
Denham Springs High and Walker are set for the state quarterfinal round of the LHSAA Class 5A baseball playoffs.
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.
NEW IBERIA -- Walker senior Kyle Guidry twice came away the hero Saturday, first with his bat, then with his arm.
NEW IBERIA -- Walker’s offense found its groove Friday night in a Class 5A best-of-three series opener against New Iberia.
One of the most successful opening rounds of the LHSAA baseball playoffs for Livingston Parish teams in recent history makes for a busy this weekend around the area as well as some other corners of the state.
DESTREHAN -- Lane Thomas, the pitcher, was no secret to Destrehan. Two solid seasons for the Walker varsity assured that he wasn’t going to sneak up on anybody.
ZACHARY -- Abigail O’Donoghue is the three-time reigning Class 5A state champion in the high jump. Even so, the Denham Springs High senior was nervous before competing last week in the District 4-5A meet.
DENHAM SPRINGS -- Expecting a lot of offensive chances is something that Denham Springs High and Walker have learned to categorize as wishful thinking this season, especially lately.
WALKER -- Deonte Dotson punched a two-out RBI single in the 3rd inning to put Scotlandville back in front Saturday and the Hornets gained steam from there to pull away from Walker for an 8-2 victory.
WALKER -- Two hits won’t win a whole lot of baseball games. But Walker’s only two of the night on Tuesday at least gave the Wildcats a chance for a stunning comeback against Central..
WATSON -- Kendall Theriot had no doubt Live Oak would shake out of its early funk against Walker on Tuesday. It just took a little longer than she expected.
WALKER -- While having good pitching is something that will go a long way to success during a softball season, a powerful offense is not a bad thing to have either.
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.
WALKER -- Scoring runs hasn’t exactly been a breathe-easy concept for Denham Springs High or Walker since District 4-5A play commenced.
Three of Denham Springs High’s senior contingent, Live Oak’s dynamic duo and a newcomer who came up big all season for Walker landed spots on the 2017 All-District 4-5A team voted on by the coaches last month.