Jayla Mason isn’t one to let her mouth do the talking, rather, Mason makes her statements on the track. Her voice was loud and proud at the LHSAA track and field state tournament earlier this month, as she took home three gold medals— the most in Southwest Louisiana.
The Grand Lake Hornets have been so close to a state championship. Despite the Hornets making their third title game appearance since 2017, Grand Lake is still in search of its first-ever title. No. 3 Oak Grove edged the top-seeded Hornets, 2-1 in the eighth inning of the Class 1A Championship Friday at McMurry Park in Sulphur.
The Ole Miss signee and the Lady Saints have done nothing but win since coach Johnny’s arrival to the program. Freeman won her third discus state title and placed second in Javelin. She credits her success to the work she’s put in.
The Rosepine Eagles capped off the best season in program history with back-to-back Class 2A State Titles on Friday. No. 1 Rosepine blanked 11th-seeded Doyle in the championship game re-match, 11-0 at McMurry Park in Sulphur.
The Iota Bulldogs had little answer for Lutcher pitcher Marshall Louque on Thursday. The former Little League World Series Champion blanked the opposing Bulldogs over five innings to help his third-seeded Bulldogs upset No. 2 Iota, 8-1 at McMurry Park.
The re-match of the 2021 Division II semifinal lived up to the billing as three-seed Vandebilt Catholic plated two runs in the seventh inning to break a 1-1 tie and upset No. 2 St. Louis, 3-1 at Joe Miller Ballpark Wednesday night.
The Rosepine Eagles’ title defense season can’t be much more dominant than what they’ve done this year. The top-seeded Eagles continued their run through the Class 2A playoffs Wednesday by blanking fifth-seeded Many, 14-0 in six innings at McMurry Park in Sulphur. Rosepine’s win streak extends to 29 games as the team now has a school-record 33 win-season.
The LHSAA baseball state Tournament is set to begin Wednesday in Sulphur at McMurry Park as four teams from Southwest Louisiana are among the 28 total teams from the seven non-select classes that will play for the right for a state championship Friday and Saturday. The select schools, meanwhile, will play their semifinals and championships at separate sites this season on the same days. The Lake Area has one select school in the hunt for a title.
Southwest Louisiana racked up over the weekend at the 2022 LHSAA Outdoor Track & Field State Meet in Baton Rouge. The area brought home 35 individual state championships from 19 different schools and one team title.
The St. Louis Catholic boy’s tennis team was on a mission this season— to repeat as state champions. It was the same goal individually for Kai Reinauer after he won the Division III title last season as a sophomore.
The Barbe girls’ golf team, the defending Division I state champs, captured another state title with a two-day total of 329. The Lady Bucs led the field both days en route to the 13-stroke win. Isabella Bradley (161), Isabella Callaba (169) and Sadie Guillory (183) each placed top 18. The St. Louis Catholic golf team finished as the Division II boys’ golf runner-up after winning the title a season ago. Sr. Thomas Moore edged the Saints out by just 4 strokes. Junior Ross Anderson meanwhile defended his Div. II individual state title from a season ago with a two-day total of 146. The Saints return their entire team next year as no member of the team is a senior.
The second round of LHSAA baseball playoffs began on Friday, with a few of the local teams taking a series lead. Iota, St. Louis Catholic and Evans all advanced to the quarterfinal round. Barbe, Rosepine and Kinder all took leads in their respective series.
Iowa’s motto, ‘Unfinished Business,’ hung on the outside of the softball team’s dugout for the Class 3A Championship game, unfortunately for the Yellow Jackets, that will continue to be the team’s rallying cry next season as the team fell in the Class 3A Softball Championship to Buckeye, 8-6 Saturday at Frasch Park.
Sam Houston had a tough route to the state tournament this year having to get past the No. 1 seed, Pineville, in the quarterfinal round. However, the eighth-seeded Lady Broncos may have had to play the bracket’s hottest team on Friday as No. 4 West Monroe downed Sam Houston, 11-4 at Frasch Park in Sulphur.
The Iowa Yellow Jackets entered the 2022 season with one goal— to win the state championship. Top-seeded Iowa got one step closer Friday afternoon by shutting out No. 4 Grant in the semifinal round, 1-0 at Frasch Park in Sulphur.
Dibbley played a vital part in No. 8 Sam Houston’s toppling of No. 1 seeded Pineville in the quarterfinals of the state softball playoffs - which punched their ticket to the state tournament for the first time in four seasons. She threw a complete game - striking out 6 batters while only giving up 3 runs.
The LHSAA Softball State Tournament is set to begin Friday in Sulphur at Frasch Park as four teams from Southwest Louisiana are among the 28 total teams from the seven non-select classes that will play for the right for a state championship Saturday.
The opening round of the LHSAA baseball playoffs kicked off this week with 6 local first-round games on Monday. Schools are three wins away from the semifinal round that starts May 11 at McMurry Park in Sulphur for non-select, and May 13 at Pat Kenelly Diamond at Alumni Field in Hammond for the select schools.
The Saints’ title run was anchored once again by a pair of individual state champions as Kai Reinauer successfully defended his singles title as did the doubles team of Eli Crawford and Kai’s brother, Benjamin Reinauer.
The LHSAA released its 2022 baseball playoff brackets Sunday. The semifinal and championship round will be held May 11-14 at McMurry Park in Sulphur for non-select, and at Pat Kenelly Diamond at Alumni Field in Hammond and will be held May 13-14.
The quarterfinal round of the LHSAA softball playoffs were in full swing today with 14 of our local teams in action across our region. A trip to the state tournament in Sulphur next week on April 29-30 was on the line today to add to the dramatics.
The second round of the LHSAA softball playoffs kicked off Wednesday with 22 local teams aiming to get to the quarterfinal round. Schools are just two wins away from reaching the state tournament in Sulphur on April 29-30.
The opening round of the LHSAA softball playoffs kicked off this week with 13 local games on Monday and another seven set for Tuesday. Schools are just three wins away from reaching the state tournament in Sulphur on April 29-30.
The Grand Lake Hornets are on a five-game win streak and ranked as the No. 1 team in Class 5A. Senior pitcher Devin David is leading the swarm. That drive has shown in his numbers on the mound this season with 57 strikeouts in just 21 innings.
The Lady Yellow Jackets made it to the Class 3A state title game for the first time in program history last season, and Broussard has used that experience to fuel another championship run. She’s batting .515 this season with six home runs and 30 RBIs.