For Doyle coach Daniel Kennedy and Springfield coach Blake Zito, part of the challenge this season was finding consistency from their teams. They might not be there quite yet, but their teams may be playing their best when it matters most.
One finish line arrives for boys basketball teams around the state on Friday, with many poised to re-start things next week when the playoffs begin.
QUITMAN -- Quitman held Maurepas to single digits in all but the third quarter to pick up a 49-27 win in the opening round of the Class B playoffs Thursday.
BATON ROUGE -- Maurepas hit on all cylinders in a 53-13 win over Runnels in a consolation game in the District 7-B tournament Thursday.
BATON ROUGE -- Holden held Maurepas to 6 points in the second half to key a 53-35 win over the Wolves in the District 7-B tournament Thursday at Runnels.
Heading into Tuesday's District 10-2A showdown, Doyle and Springfield are headed in opposite directions.
It has been little while since Livingston Parish basketball teams in the lower classifications have taken the court and that is exactly what has Maurepas coach Jake Bourgeois a bit concerned heading into Friday’s District 7-B opener against Holden.
DENHAM SPRINGS -- There wasn’t much room for celebration for the Maurepas, nor was there any energy in the Lady Wolves’ step for most of the game.
DENHAM SPRINGS -- Maurepas’ Hunter Dupuy sat on the end of the bench, hands cradling the back of his head.
DENHAM SPRINGS – A game that started out slowly turned into a barn-burner to open the 2017 edition of The Livingston Parish Tournament on Tuesday at Hornsby Gym.
BATON ROUGE -- Maurepas went 1-2 over the weekend in the Church Academy Tournament, scoring a 49-42 win over Christ Episcopal in its tourney finale on Saturday.
It will be a few months before most of the state’s basketball teams reach a fever pitch about the season, maybe with some spirited district battles, for sure when the playoffs start to get close.
BATON ROUGE -- There wasn’t much chatter coming from the Maurepas bench before half, more or less the result of the 31-point hole the Wolves dug for themselves by the end of the second quarter.
BATON ROUGE -- It probably won’t go down in history as the most memorable 32 minutes of basketball ever played.
With the first full week of the 2017-18 basketball season in the books, early-season tournament arrives this week while teams start to gain some momentum.
Four players scored in double figures, and French Settlement hit 13 3-pointers as French Settlement held Maurepas to single-digit scoring in every quarter but the fourth in a 65-25 win on Friday.
With one wave of high school sports seasons charging to the finish line, another group takes center stage, and this week marks the full beginning of the 2017-18 basketball season around the state.
When Christian Knox got to Louisiana last summer, he knew he wanted to try his hand -- and legs -- in a couple of different sports at his new high school.
The LHSAA Cross Country Championship gets started Monday with runners from Classes C-2A hitting the course at Northwestern State in Natchitoches.
WALKER -- Running with a plan is a key to cross country success, especially as the season starts down the home stretch.