GIRLS’ HS HOOPS: Regional Playoffs (continued)

The regional round of the playoffs continued Tuesday, Feb. 23, for many Louisiana girls’ high school basketball teams after several games got underway Monday.

  Several more Baton Rouge-area student-athletes sign with colleges

  Catholic High head coach Gabe Fertitta accepts position with Louisville football staff

Tennessee governor: Transgender athletes will ‘destroy women’s sports’

  Walker 4-star WR Brian Thomas Jr. signs with LSU over Texas A&M, Alabama

  BOYS’ HS HOOPS: Plaquemine vs Belaire and Scotlandville vs Walker

  McKinley names alum Malcolm Reed as new head football coach

Continued Coverage

  More south La. high school athletes decide their futures on National Signing Day

  BOYS’ HS HOOPS: Northside at St. Michael and Scotlandville vs Jehovah Jireh

  West Feliciana holds ceremony day before National Signing Day

  HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS: Boys’ Basketball and Soccer

  BOYS’ HS HOOPS: Dunham vs Episcopal

  BOYS’ HS HOOPS: Madison Prep vs Southern Lab and U-High vs Jehovah Jireh

  LHSAA shuts down wrestling season until state meet

The LHSAA held a news conference on Wednesday, Jan. 27, 24 hours after shutting down wrestling until the state meet in Baton Rouge at the end of February.

Former LSU, NFL LB Kendell Beckwith set to speak to high school athletes via Zoom call

Through a Zoom call, former LSU All-American linebacker Kendell Beckwith will share with Baton Rouge area high school athletes how he applied work ethic and determination to make it to the NFL.

  SU Lab esports debuting media room; first of its kinda in Louisiana

The esports program allows students an opportunity to earn scholarship money while competing in video games.

  HS HOOPS: Pope John Paul II at Doyle

In high school basketball action, Pope John Paul II visited Doyle for boys’ and girls’ games on Tuesday, Jan. 26.

  GIRLS’ HS HOOPS: Madison Prep vs Brusly

  BOYS’ HS SOCCER: Catholic vs Baton Rouge Magnet

  GIRLS’ HS HOOPS: Brusly vs Parkview Baptist

  BOYS’ HS HOOPS: U-High vs East Ascension

  BOYS’ HS SOCCER: East Ascension vs St. Amant

  Future college football players participate in F3 Elite football camp

  U-High vs Dunham

No. 2 Dunham (Div. II) hosted No. 1 U-High (Div. III) on Friday, Jan. 15.

  BR Magnet soccer coach Sheila Achee picks up win No. 500, all with Lady Bulldogs

Some soccer history was made for Baton Rouge Magnet head coach Sheila Achee on Thursday, Jan. 14. She picked up win No. 500 of her career.

  St. Charles Catholic head coach Frank Monica announces retirement

Frank Monica is retiring as the head coach at St. Charles Catholic, where he spent the last 24 years. Monica won a state title with the Comets.

  Walker hosts Catholic in soccer and basketball

A rare two-sport doubleheader was held at the same time on the same campus on Friday, Jan. 8, when Walker hosted Catholic on the pitch and in the gym.

  Port Allen beats Liberty, 75-69

Liberty visited Port Allen for high school basketball action on Thursday, Jan. 7.

U-High S Jardin Gilbert commits to Texas A&M

U-High safety Jardin Gilbert has chosen to play in the SEC West for Texas A&M head coach Jimbo Fisher.

  Madison Prep claims first-ever football state title with 50-0 win over Union Parish in LHSAA Class 3A Championship

The Madison Prep Chargers faced the Union Parish Farmers for the 2020 LHSAA Class 3A Championship at Turpin Stadium on the campus of Northwestern State University and dominated the entire game.


Madison Prep quarterback Zeon Chriss accounted for 323 yards of total offense and four touchdowns in the 50-0 rout of Union Parish in the LHSAA Class 3A Championship.

  Carencro ends Karr’s chances for a 5-peat of state titles

Carencro outscored the Cougars, 28-6, in the second half

  PREVIEW: Madison Prep makes final tweaks before Class 3A Championship

The Madison Prep Chargers are getting ready to try to win the school’s first football state championship. They did a walk-through Tuesday, just one day before taking on Union Parish.

  De La Salle comes up just short against St. Thomas More in Div. II title game

Montrell Johnson racked up four rushing TD's for the Cavs

  St. Charles Catholic comes up just short against Lafayette Christian in LHSAA Div. III Championship

The St. Charles Catholic Comets faced the Lafayette Christian Academy Knights for the 2020 LHSAA Division III Championship at Turpin Stadium on the campus of Northwestern State University and came up just short.

  Catholic wins 2020 Div. I Championship

The Catholic Bears faced the C.E. Byrd Yellow Jackets in the LHSAA Division I Championship at Turpin Stadium on the campus of Northwestern St. University in Natchitoches.

  PREVIEW: Madison Prep faces Union Parish in Class 3A Championship

Madison Prep is the only Baton Rouge-area non-select school playing in next week’s LHAAA Prep Classic. The Chargers are continuing preparations for the Class 3A state championship against Union Parish.

  SPORTSLINE PLAYERS OF THE WEEK: East Iberville A Jaden Williams and OL/DL J’Quinn Williams

After being a punching bag for the majority of the last decade, East Iberville made its first semifinal appearance in school history, and even in a loss, Jaden Williams and J'Quinn Williams are our Sportsline Players of the Week.

  PREVIEW: Catholic takes on C.E. Byrd in Div. I Championship

The Catholic Bears will face C.E. Byrd on Sunday, Dec. 27 on the campus of Northwestern State at 6 p.m. for the Division I Championship.

  SPORTSLINE FRIDAY NITE: Playoffs - Semifinals Scoreboard

It’s the final step before a trip up to Natchitoches to compete for a state championship on the campus of Northwestern State University.

  South La. high school athletes decide their futures on National Signing Day

Several south Louisiana high school athletes in multiple sports signed their letters of intent to compete at the next level.

  SPORTSLINE PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Catholic (BR) WR Shelton Sampson

Catholic (BR) wide receiver Shelton Sampson had the best game of his young high school career against Brother Martin and has been named the Sportsline Player of the Week.

  Dates and times set for LHSAA championship games

Catholic (BR) and St. Charles Catholic are preparing for their LHSAA state championship games at Northwestern State University and now the details of those contests have been finalized.

  St. Michael’s track and field athlete Rebecca Quebedeaux signs with La. Tech

Cross country and track and field standout, Rebecca Quebedeaux, signed her college letter of intent with Louisiana Tech University Friday afternoon. Quebedeaux is a multi-event athlete in the track and field world.

  SPORTSLINE FRIDAY NITE: Playoffs - 3rd Round Scoreboard

It is the quarterfinal round of playoffs for classes and the semifinals for divisions in the Louisiana High School Athletic Association (LHSAA).

  High School football in a bubble; the lengths some schools are going to preserve playoff runs

For the last week players at St. Helena High School have been living with their coaches.


With 30 area schools in do-or-die playoff games last Friday, there are plenty of deserving performances but only one could take home the coveted WAFB Sportsline Player of the Week award and it was Zachary running back Connor Wisham.

  LHSAA 2020 Football Prep Classic to be played at Northwestern State University

For the second time in nearly 40 years, the Louisiana High School Athletic Association (LHSAA) will host its annual Football Prep Classic state championships outside of the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans.

  SPORTSLINE FRIDAY NITE Playoffs - 2nd Round Scoreboard

The 2020 Louisiana high school football season has reached the second round of the playoffs and several Sportsline area teams are still in the mix.

  Texas prep football player attacks referee, charged with assault

Senior defensive lineman Emmanuel Duron of Edinburg High School came running from the sideline area after the referee announced the ejection, slamming into the official during the first half of the zone play-in game against Pharr-San Juan-Alamo.


Istrouma running back Le’Veon Moss rushed for 265 yards and five touchdowns on 18 carries to lead the Indians to a 47-31 win over Pearl River.

  SPORTSLINE FRIDAY NITE: Playoffs - 1st Round Scoreboard

It’s essentially the start of a new season as Louisiana football teams enter the first round of the playoffs and the “one and done” scenario.

‘URGENT’ - LHSAA issues new capacity, mask, social distancing mandates at high school games; warns of fines for non-compliance

In a memo to member schools, LHSAA executive director Eddie Bonine emphasized urgency in following COVID-19 mitigation measures at high school athletic events and warned of fines and other penalties for failure to comply.


Episcopal senior running back Oliver Jack ran for 186 yards and three touchdowns in a 31-18 win over Port Allen. His performance was good enough to earn him this week's Sportsline Player of the Week award.

LHSAA releases 2020 football playoff brackets

The regular season for Louisiana high school football has ended and it is now time for the playoffs, meaning the Louisiana High School Athletic Association (LHSAA) unveiling the playoff matchups for the classes and divisions.


Some high school football teams in Louisiana will take the field for the final time in 2020 for the eighth game of this shortened regular season due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Alabama WR DeVonta Smith, native of Amite, La., breaks SEC receiving TD record

Alabama senior wide receiver DeVonta Smith, a native of Amite, La., set a new SEC record for touchdown receptions Saturday, Nov. 21 against Kentucky.


It is the last week for the 2020 Louisiana high school football season and the unveiling of Madison Prep quarterback Zeon Chriss as the ninth Sportsline Player of the Week.

  Trio at Liberty Magnet sign letters of intent for colleges

Three student-athletes at Liberty Magnet in Baton Rouge signed letters of intent Tuesday, Nov. 21 to continue to play sports in college.


It’s the second-to-last week of the regular season of Louisiana high school football for 2020, a year most people won’t forget anytime soon.

Levi Lewis throws 3 TDs to lead No. 25 Louisiana-Lafayette past South Alabama

Quarterback Levi Lewis of Scotlandville led No. 25 Louisiana-Lafayette to a dominating win over South Alabama on Saturday, Nov. 14.

  Local high school football games canceled amid coronavirus outbreaks

Local high school games are taking a hit as 15 games were canceled this weekend.

Fans will need to purchase tickets ahead of tonight’s 5A matchup between Acadiana at Catholic

Fans who plan to attend tonight’s highly anticipated matchup between the Acadiana Rams at the Catholic High Bears will need to purchase tickets online before the tonight’s game.

  SPORTSLINE PLAYER OF THE WEEK: West Feliciana WR Aeneaus Lemay

West Feliciana wide receiver Aeneaus Lemay helped lead his team to a 26-0 win over Mentorship Academy on Thursday, Nov. 5. He had nine catches for 209 yards and three touchdowns.

  Some La. high school football teams forced to cancel final 2 regular season games due to COVID-19

Some south Louisiana high school football teams have played their final regular season games because COVID-19 issues are forcing them to cancel their next two contests.


Another week and another batch of games have either been canceled or re-arranged due to COVID-19, including rivalry contests and district showdowns but there are still some big-time matchups being played in south Louisiana.

  SPORTSLINE PLAYERS OF THE WEEK: Donaldsonville RBs Rae’land Johnson and Robert Kent

The Donaldsonville backfield had its way with the defending 3A state champs Friday night on the campus of Nicholls State University and that tandem did enough to be named Sportsline Players of the Week.


It’s the fifth week of the LHSAA football season and a cold front brought cooler temperatures to south Louisiana that really feel like fall football weather.

  SPORTSLINE PLAYERS OF THE WEEK: Parkview QB Roman Mula and Catholic Pointe Coupee A Matthew Langlois

WAFB is proud to present this week’s Sportsline Players of the Week honors to Parkview Baptist quarterback Roman Mula and Catholic Pointe Coupee athlete Matthew Langlois.

Dutchtown football COVID-19 ‘impacts’ force cancellation of game against East Ascension

Dutchtown was scheduled to host East Ascension on Thursday but the game has been canceled due to “individuals impacted by COVID-19 in the DTHS football program,” the school reported via Facebook.


Many teams are getting into district play for the LHSAA football season, so the games are now even more important but the weather has led to several postponements.

  High school football coaches excited for first Friday night with 50% seating capacity at games

The roar of fans at high school football stadiums in some Louisiana parishes will be louder starting Friday, Oct. 23.

  Gov. Edwards announces 50% capacity for high school football

Governor John Bel Edwards announced that starting Friday, October 23 that high school outdoor stadiums will be allowed to move to 50% capacity.


He’s only played games on Wednesday and Thursday nights in 2020 but that doesn’t rule out Episcopal’s Ryan Armwood from earning Sportsline Player of the Week honors.

Newman WR AJ Johnson catches LSU’s eye with some big-time performances

Johnson is a junior at Newman


In the aftermath of Hurricane Delta, many teams, especially those in south Louisiana, tried to get back to normal for the third week of the LHSAA football season.

  SPORTSLINE PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Riverside A Gage Larvadain

Our second Sportsline Player of the Week for the 2020 high school football player is identified as an athlete and the performance he put on Thursday is definitely worthy of the honor.

Louisiana lawmakers want more say over high school sports

Louisiana lawmakers have edged closer to inserting themselves into the decision-making of high school sports after parents criticized the state athletic association’s handling of the coronavirus outbreak.


The second week of the LHSAA football season saw a whirlwind of schedule changes due to the approach of Hurricane Delta to the Louisiana coast.


Albany quarterback JJ Doherty had nearly 300 total yards and six touchdowns to lock up the school’s fifth straight win over arch rival Springfield.

LHSAA Hall of Fame inducts 2020 class

Five prominent former football stars from the past are going into the LHSAA Hall of Fame during the induction ceremony on Tuesday, October 6, representing half of the hall’s class of 2020.