DENHAM SPRINGS -- Holden turned in a solid weekend, going 3-0 in the Robbie Spangler Tournament with a 3-2 win over Dutchtown in which Olivia Lackie struck out 15 on Friday, followed by a 2-1 victory over Walker and a 2-0 win over Live Oak on Saturday.
Albany and Doyle each went 2-0 Saturday in the Albany Tournament, with Albany scoring an 11-1 win over Northlake Christian and a 5-2 victory over French Settlement.
The Louisiana Falcons, will host a tryout for a 14U team starting at 2 p.m. Sunday at the park behind Northside Northside Baptist Church (200 Cockerham Road) in Denham Springs.
DENHAM SPRINGS -- Grinding out wins is the usual MO for Denham Springs High. Breaking out for an offensive rout isn’t a bad way to shake things up.
GEISMAR -- Live Oak revved up its offense and needed to Friday to soar past Dutchtown 13-10 at the Stephen Richardson Tournament.
DENHAM SPRINGS -- With solid execution in most phases and timely offensive bursts from several players, Denham Springs High made the first 24 minutes of a Class 5A bi-district playoff game with Covington on Friday very easy on the eyes to the loud home crowd at Hornsby Gym.
KENNER -- Live Oak went into Friday’s first-round playoff game as a heavy underdog against last year’s Class 5A state runner-up Bonnabel, but gave the Bruins all they could handle and then some.
WALKER -- Walker breezed past Sulphur 72-50 in the opening round of the Class 5A state playoffs on Friday, to move into the second round for the second year in a row.
PITKIN -- Holden had a lead after a quarter against Class B No. 11 seed Pitkin. It's the middle two quarters the Rockets could have done without.
DENHAM SPRINGS -- Live Oak’s fast start wasn’t enough to beat Mandeville Friday night as the Eagles lost 13-6 on the rain-tormented first day of the Robbie Spangler Tournament at North Park.
Coaches love catch phrases, especially at this time of year when seasons either end or go on depending on the outcome. Denham Springs High’s Kevin Caballero is not immune. But when he found one that fit his team this week, he struck gold.
Softball will go on if and when Mother Nature allows Friday and Saturday with Denham Springs High hosting the 2018 Robbie Spangler Tounament at North Park.
ALBANY -- Albany broke open a tight game to score a 5-1 win over Springfield, and Doyle pounded out 14 hits to rally for an 8-6 win over Ponchatoula on the opening day of the Albany Tournament on Thursday.
SLIDELL -- Two 8th-inning walks turned into a run on a Slidell error as Walker topped the Tigers 4-3 on Thursday to kick off the Northshore Tournament.
GONZALES -- Two games into the 2018 season, Live Oak is already showing some ability to do the right things. The Eagles held off Holy Cross 8-6 on Thursday on the opening day of the Stephen Richardson Tournament, surviving a late-game charge from the Tigers.
Daniel Kennedy has been coaching long enough to know that in the age of power rankings, records don't mean a whole lot when it comes to the playoffs.
OPELOUSAS -- Albany coach Stacy Darouse said Lacie Randall would have wanted the Lady Hornets "to go kick butt" in their quarterfinal game against Northwest.
DENHAM SPRINGS -- If Denham Springs High is going to take the steps forward it wants to this season, the Yellow Jackets need some younger players to get their feet wet for the first time by developing some confidence and fortitude.
HOLDEN -- Holden plastered Lacassine 77-40 in the Class B state quarterfinal round on Thursday on a night full of story lines.
VIVIAN -- French Settlement’s season ended with a 48-29 loss against No. 1 seeded North Caddo in the Class 2A state quarterfinals on Thursday night.
Five perennial baseball powers get together the next three days at North Park, Central and Zachary for the Brian Hess Classic.
The Walker High School Athletic Hall of Fame is now accepting nominations for the inaugural class of inductees until April 15.
At a time when their season is reaching its peak, basketball might be the furthest thing from the minds of the Albany Lady Hornets. It's understandable after former teammate Lacie Randall was killed in an auto accident earlier this week, but Albany coach Stacy Darouse said there is only one …
ALBANY -- Walker leaned on Lane Thomas’ dominance, scratched out an unearned to pull even and then blazed past Albany with the long ball Tuesday on the way to a 6-1 victory.
GONZALES -- Live Oak grabbed a quick lead and made six hits do enough damage with Bailey Simoneaux on the mound in a season-opening 4-1 victory at East Ascension on Tuesday.
Coaches get used to the cyclical nature of their sport. One group of seniors leaves, another group moves in and different legacies begin to take shape.
Hard to imagine anybody in Livingston Parish or District 4-5A that lost a more impactful player than Live Oak did when the clock struck midnight on the 2017 season.
LIVINGSTON -- Marley Olivier hurled a 4-inning, one-hitter with 7 strikeouts, and Elise Jones went 2-for-3 with 4 RBIs to lead Doyle to a 13-0 win over Franklinton.
Once you build a program to the level that Michelle Morris has built Live Oak into, a new problem emerges: The challenge of having to reload instead of rebuilding.
Leslie Efferson-Yellott is in her second season as head coach for at Denham Springs High, but she said it still feels like her first.