Louisiana high school athletics has lost a true trailblazer.
SULPHUR — The final pitching lines for Calvary Baptist’s Cade Hart and Ascension Episcopal’s Sean Michael Brady during Monday’s Division III championship game were nearly identical.
SULPHUR — A fast start catapulted Ouachita Christian to the Division IV state baseball championship with a 7-1 win over Opelousas Catholic on Monday.
SULPHUR — Northside Christian pitcher Keegan Foreman watched the third strike go by him to end the bottom of the sixth inning during Monday’s Division V final at McMurry Park.
SULPHUR — St. Charles Catholic put on a small-ball clinic Sunday evening at McMurry Park, as three of its five runs were byproducts of bunts in a 5-2 win against St. Thomas More in the Division II semifinals.
SULPHUR — Kyle Cormier and the Breaux Bridge High School baseball program waited long enough for this.
If there was ever a time for a neutral observer of high school baseball in Louisiana to check out the state tournament at McMurry Park in Sulphur, Monday would be the day. That day will offer something rarely seen in today’s era of prep baseball.
In Breaux Bridge coach Kyle Cormier’s mind, high school athletes deserve more credit than they’re often given for their ability to adjust.
SULPHUR — No controversy over the LHSAA’s pitch count rule this time, like in last year’s Division III championship game, but the St. Thomas Aquinas baseball team found itself in another dramatic, nine-inning affair at the state tournament at McMu…
SULPHUR — The Kinder Yellow Jackets erupted for four runs in the fifth inning to break open a close game and take a 9-1 win over Loreauville in the Class 2A baseball semifinals Wednesday at McMurry Park.
SULPHUR — There aren’t many more satisfying feelings for a coach than when his or her team executes a game plan, especially not when the players devised the plan themselves.
SULPHUR — Cameron Gauthier did it all in leading Opelousas Catholic past Ascension Catholic 8-3 in the Division IV semifinals Wednesday at McMurry Park.
There were many moments during the 2019 season when St. Thomas More baseball coach Gary Perkins wondered if his Division I ace right-hander Drew McDaniel would get to pitch at all this spring.
Anecdotes are always the best way to measure an intangible trait like competitiveness. For Ascension Episcopal senior Seth Kerstetter, look no further than him being the lineup for the first week of Blue Gators baseball team’s regular season.
The Loreauville High School baseball program entered the playoffs a game under .500 (13-14), so Tigers coach Rob Segura doesn’t have any gripes about being seeded eighth.
BREAUX BRIDGE — After losing Game 1 on Friday night, weather allowed the Breaux Bridge Tigers to sit on it for a day and perhaps refocus.
YOUNGSVILLE — Even before he got the call, sophomore second baseman Cole Simon was trying to signal to Ascension Episcopal Blue Gators coach Lonny Landry to put him in.
Carencro boys track and field coach Stephen Barrett didn’t want to sound “cocky” before Saturday’s Class 4A outdoor state meet at LSU’s Bernie Moore Stadium, but there’s no sense in soft-pedaling what seemed to be obvious. In this sport, the numbe…
LAKE CHARLES — Technically, it was a sweep, but there was nothing easy about the way the No. 1-seeded Barbe Buccaneers advanced to the Class 5A state semifinals with a pair of 3-2 home wins over the No. 8 Acadiana Wreckin’ Rams.
BREAUX BRIDGE — Pearl River scored three runs on only one hit in the sixth inning to secure a 5-3 win over Breaux Bridge in game one of the Class 4A quarterfinal series.
YOUNGSVILLE — Patience and pressure gave the No. 3-seeded Ascension Episcopal Blue Gators the edge they needed to scrape by with a 4-1 win over No. 6 Holy Savior Menard on Friday night in the Division III quarterfinals of the baseball playoffs.
The Lafayette Christian girls track and field team entered Friday’s Class 1A outdoor state championship at LSU’s Bernie Moore Stadium as the defending champion.
It may seem strange considering the immense athletic success St. Thomas More has achieved in its nearly four decades of existence, but one sport the Cougars have never claimed a state championship in is track and field.
At one point Stephen Barrett just needed a job — a job with some stability, that is — and he admitted football was the only thing he knew well.
Forecasts calling for rain and thunder storms prompted the LHSAA to change up Saturday’s schedule for the Allstate Sugar Bowl/LHSAA Track & Field meet.
Catholic of New Iberia scored four runs in the eighth inning and took advantage of four Dunham errors in the game to score a 7-3 upset of the No. 1 seed Tigers in eight innings in the Division III select quarterfinal series at Dunham on Thursday.
Winning last week’s Region I-5A meet was hard enough as it was for the Lafayette High girls track and field team, but not even extending its regional title streak to four straight gave Lady Lions coach Ron Baillargeon much reason to be optimistic …
Note: This is the first in a series of two feature stories on this year’s inductees into the Louisiana Basketball Hall of Fame and this year’s recipient of the LABC’s Mr. Louisiana Basketball award. The 2019 inductee will be former Louisiana Tech …