Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards announced Monday the state will enter Phase 1 of reopening. The new phase will loosen restrictions the governor put in place in March as a way to reduce the spread of the COVID-19.
Pitkin’s Garrett Edwards will go down in Louisiana history as one of the best players to ever take the court. Edwards finished his prep career with over 4,100 points scored taking his team to the semifinals twice.
Lake Arthur 2021 guard Deonna Brister has been one of Southwest Louisiana’s premier players for two years now. On Sunday, following a stellar junior campaign, Brister committed to Nicholls. She announced her commitment via Twitter.
The LHSAA announced Friday afternoon that Marsh Madness will continue to be played at Burton Coliseum with limited attendance. The Class 5A, 2A and C championships were played in empty arenas, although state champions were crowned.
The LHSAA boys basketball championships, aka Marsh Madness, will continue to be played at Burton Coliseum albeit with limited attendance. The LHSAA released a statement Friday afternoon outlining those allowed to be in attendance for the championship games Friday and Saturday.
Senior forward Alona Gray put together two of her best performances of the season in the state tournament, averaging 14 points and 9 boards while shooting 53 percent from the field, helping lead the Lady Gators to their first state title in program history.
The No. 2 Grand Lake Hornets rallied back from a double-digit deficit to take a fourth-quarter lead, but Lincoln Prep would hold off the Hornets to advance to Saturday’s Class 1A title game. The third-seeded Panthers used a big night from Chanse Robinson to down Grand Lake, 61-55 in the 1A semifinal
The No. 5 Pitkin Tigers knew they’d need to play their best basketball of the year if they were to down top-seeded Simsboro. Despite a herculean effort by senior Garrett Edwards, Pitkin would be no match for the team from the ‘Boro as the Simsboro Tigers advanced to the Class B title with a 85-48 wi
Our local select teams were in play Tuesday night aiming to punch their tickets to their respective state championships games. Unfortunately, both Hamilton Christian and St. Louis’ seasons would come to an end in the semifinal round.
Over the course of his career, Augustine has established himself as the guy at Hathaway and his numbers reflect it. The senior is dropping 21 points and grabbing nearly 6 boards a night and his team truly feeds off his energy.
The game went back-and-forth like a tennis match and No. 2 Hathaway gave top-seeded Fairview all it could handle and even led at the half, but a hot third quarter by the Lady Panthers would be enough to give them their 12th state title in school history.
The LaGrange Lady Gators came into the season knowing anything less than a trip to Marsh Madness would be a disappointment. The Lady Gators doubled down on that goal Thursday as top-seeded LaGrange downed No. 4 Ellender 56-34 to reach the Class 4A title game— the first championship game in program h
The No. 6 Merryville Panthers went 0-15 from the field in the first quarter en route to a 50-39 loss at the hands of top-seeded North Central in the Class 1A semifinals Thursday at Burton Coliseum. The Lady Panthers wouldn’t score a field goal until 2:26 left in the second quarter of the game.
Hathaway used a big second quarter en route to a 65-55 win over Lacassine in the Class B semifinals Wednesday at Burton Coliseum. The Lady Hornets outscored the Lady Cardinals 21-14 in the second to build a nine-point halftime lead.
No. 2 seed St. Louis is headed back to the division II state championship game following a lopsided 80-46 victory over No. 3 University Lab in the semifinal round of the playoffs. The game was a re-match of last year’s semifinal.
The Fairview Lady Panthers set their eyes on the Class B state championship before the season began and now the team is just a step away. The No. 1 seeded Lady Panthers rolled fifth-seeded Florien, 66-41 on Tuesday at Burton Coliseum.
The final night of the 2020 LHSAA boys’ basketball regular season is in the books. While most districts were already decided coming into the night, St. Louis was able to capture a district title with a win. Washington-Marion meanwhile, fell to Rayne on the road in its district title game.
The 2019 Class 1A State Tournament MVP has made huge strides in her game including stepping into a bit of a different role to prepare her for the next level. She currently averages 16 points, 16 rebounds, and five blocks per game for the top-ranked Elton Lady Indians.
LaGrange junior guard Aasia Sam has been one of the many catalysts for the top team in Class 4A. She fills the stat sheet each night with averages of 15 points, three boards, and three steals per game.
The Lady Tors have a tight-knit group of seniors with none shining brighter than senior sharpshooter Addy Tremie. Tremie has had a strong work ethic instilled in her since day one which is a big reason why she leads the Lady Tors with 17 points and six boards per game.
Sulphur High School girls basketball coach Helen Lefevre reached an impressive milestone Monday, earning career win No. 800 following a 55-21 victory over Vinton at the Lakeside Bank Holiday Classic in Westlake.
The Hamilton Christian Warriors made history Monday morning as Michael Thomas became the Warriors’ first Division I men’s basketball signee in school history. Thomas signed to play basketball under Bob Marlin at UL Lafayette.
The cogs inside the LHSAA never stop turning as another footnote in the select/non-select story was made Monday as the select schools voted to form a sub-organization within the LHSAA. The meeting was held at Teurlings Catholic in Lafayette. The new Louisiana Select Association, or LSA, will focus o
The LHSAA executive committee selected hosts for the 2019-2020 LHSAA championship events at its annual summer meeting Monday. Southwest Louisiana won the bid for baseball and boy’s & girl’s basketball, keeping five state championships in the Lake Area (softball, swimming).
The LCCP Trailblazers took a step forward a year ago in boys basketball making their first-ever quarterfinal appearance. In hopes to make the girls team equally as competitive, LCCP has hired Westlake assistant Edward Garriet as its head girls basketball coach.
UL Lafayette women’s basketball freshman guard Brandi Williams, who set a school record for most points scored in a single season by a freshman and is on pace to set a school record for free throw percentage in a single season, was named Sun Belt Women’s Basketball Freshman of the Year as a part of
The third time was the charm for the Hamilton Christian Warriors as HCS punched its ticket to the Division IV title game after beating Central Catholic, 55-42, Tuesday at Burton Coliseum. This will be the school’s first-ever trip to a state championship game after falling in the semifinal round each
Lake Arthur’s impressive run to the state tournament ended on Monday as the sixth-seeded Tigers fell to Port Allen, 50-46 at Burton Coliseum. It was Lake Arthur’s first trip to the semifinals since 1956.