Player of the Week

Reggie Gause, Covington Boys Basketball

The sophomore guard had a game-high 23 points in Covington’s 89-49 first round win over Pearl River in the 2017 Hannan Hustle tournament on Dec. 28.

Team of the Week

Northshore High Girls Soccer

The Lady Panthers are off to a solid start to the 2017-18 campaign. After defeating Lakeshore 1-0 on Dec. 27 on a goal by S.J. Mull, Northshore stood 4-2-3 on the season heading into the rest of last week’s action in the Mandeville High Holiday tourney. Watch for Northshore to possibly provide the steepest challenge for SSA in Division 4-I play.

Keep an Eye On

Northshore High Boys Soccer

Very quietly, the Panthers are off to an 8-1-3 start. Northshore is the second-highest ranked squad in Division I, behind top-ranked St. Paul’s. The Panthers currently stand at No. 5 in the latest Louisiana High School Athletic Association boys soccer power rankings.

They Said It

“Losing in the semifinals last season was one of the worst days of my life. Not even kidding. This season I’m way more motivated, and I’m trying to score even more goals. Motivation will absolutely not be a problem.”—SSA junior forward Sydney Vincens on how she and the rest of her teammates feel after failing to reach the state championship soccer match the last two seasons.

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