La. Senate approves bill that bans transgender athletes from competing in girls’ sports

The Louisiana Senate approved a bill Wednesday, May 5, that keeps transgender athletes from competing in girls’ sports.

  17-year-old budding Istrouma football star dies in shooting; mom calls for end to violence

  Live Oak cheerleaders win national championships

  Mary Labadie signs with Millsaps College

  Boys’ and girls’ high school bowling state championships underway

  Riverside QB Gage Larvadain signs with Southeastern for football but will play basketball also

  Former Parkview Baptist head football coach and legend Kenny Guillot dies at 76

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More changes in Catholic High athletics program

Basketball coach charged after fight at Loranger High

Albany High baseball field to be re-named in honor of fallen state trooper

TPSO: Hammond teacher, asst. basketball coach accused of sending inappropriate messages to students on social media

Episcopal’s Tristen Rigby heads to Clemson as walk-on

  Newman QB Arch Manning film room

  Kaleb Brown wins Warrick Dunn Courage Award

The St. James Wildcats claimed their second-straight Warrick Dunn Award in Sai’vion Jones but there’s another Wildcat and 2019 state champion who’s been in his shadow and he is the winner of the 2020 Warrick Dunn Courage Award.

  Saivion Jones becomes first lineman to win Sportsline Player of the Year

It’s fitting that in an unprecedented season like 2020, we witness the first-ever lineman to win the prestigious Warrick Dunn Award as St. James defensive end, Saivion Jones, took home the honor.

  WARRICK DUNN FINALIST: Chris Hilton – Zachary WR

In this year’s class of finalist for Sportsline Player of the Year, we had three guys who played defense exclusively. On the other hand Zachary wide receiver Chris Hilton was the only Warrick Dunn Finalist who played only offense.

  WARRICK DUNN FINALIST: Brian Thomas - Walker WR

The move for Brian Thomas from basketball to football resulted in a Sportsline Player of the Week Award after his first game and ultimately, a scholarship at LSU to play for the Tigers.

  WARRICK DUNN FINALIST: Tyrell Raby - Madison Prep DB

  MARSH MADNESS: BR area boys’ high school basketball teams play in championship games

  WARRICK DUNN FINALIST: Michael Cerniauskas - Catholic DB

  WARRICK DUNN FINALIST: Saivion Jones - St. James DE

  HS HOOPS PLAYOFFS: Boys’ Semifinals (cont. again)

Ponchatoula WR Amorion Walker verbally commits to Notre Dame

  WARRICK DUNN FINALIST: Jardin Gilbert - U-High S

The fourth Warrick Dunn Award finalist is U-High safety Jardin Gilbert. The four-star prospect has signed to play defensive back for the Texas A&M Aggies.

  HS HOOPS PLAYOFFS: Boys’ Semifinals (continued)

Teams were celebrating after winning their semifinal matchups on Tuesday, March 9, but they still have one more game to go before they can enjoy a real party.

  WARRICK DUNN FINALIST: Da’Veawn Armstead - Central S

Central’s Da’Veawn Armstead represents the third straight senior who played in the defensive backfield to be selected as a finalist for the Warrick Dunn Award.

  WARRICK DUNN FINALIST: Gage Larvadain - Riverside QB

Riverside quarterback Gage Larvadain was so impressive on the gridiron that he made the cut as a finalist for this year’s Warrick Dunn Award that goes to the Sportsline Player of the Year.

  HS HOOPS PLAYOFFS: Boys’ Semifinals

A few Louisiana boys’ high school basketball teams already know they’re heading to the championship game after victories in the semifinal round.

  WARRICK DUNN FINALIST: Matthew Langlois - Catholic Pointe Coupee S

Catholic Pointe Coupee’s Matthew Langlois, an LSU signee recruited as a safety, rushed for more than 1,000 yards and 16 touchdowns in an abbreviated senior year, averaging more than nine yards per carry.

  Catholic High hires David Simoneaux as next head coach

Catholic High School has announced that former Catholic-Pointee Coupee head coach David Simoneaux will be the new head football coach.

East Iberville girls’ basketball team wins Class 1A championship

The East Iberville girls’ basketball team only scored five points in the first quarter and trailed by 16 in the third but when the final buzzer sounded, it was the Lady Tigers hoisting the Class 1A championship trophy.

  HS HOOPS PLAYOFFS: Girls’ Semifinals

It is now known which teams have punched their ticket to compete for a title in Louisiana girls’ high school basketball and the Baton Rouge area has some teams still going for it all.

  HS HOOPS PLAYOFFS: Boys’ Regionals, Quarterfinals Girls’ Semifinals

The regional round of playoffs for boys and semifinal round for girls’ high school basketball in Louisiana continued Tuesday, March 2.

  Arch Manning’s sophomore highlight tape is a must-watch

Manning is ranked the No. 1 QB in the country for the class of '23

  HS HOOPS PLAYOFFS: Boys’ Regionals and Girls’ Semifinals

Some boys’ high school basketball teams in Louisiana are now just a game away from the “Marsh Madness” Tournament but the girls’ squads are already there and looking to hoist a state championship trophy soon.

  HS HOOPS PLAYOFFS: Boys’ Bi-Districts, Regionals (continued); Quarterfinals

Playoff action is in full swing across the Bayou State for boys’ high school basketball in the Louisiana High School Athletic Association (LHSAA).

  2021 LHSAA Wrestling State Tournament begins at Raising Cane’s River Center

The 2021 LHSAA Wrestling State Tournament started at the Raising Cane’s River Center on Friday, Feb. 26, and will continue into Saturday.

  HS HOOPS PLAYOFFS: Boys’ - Bi-Districts, Regionals; Girls’ - Quarterfinals

It is almost “Marsh Madness” time for high school basketball for boys’ and girls’ teams that make up the Louisiana High School Athletic Association (LHSAA).

  U-High wins back-to-back Div. III girls’ soccer championships

The U-High girls’ soccer team repeated as Division III champions at Strawberry Stadium in Hammond on Thursday, Feb. 25.

  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.

GIRLS’ HS HOOPS: Regional Playoffs

It is the regional round of the playoffs for most Louisiana girls’ high school basketball teams but it was still the bi-district round for a handful of squads and a couple of schools have already played a quarterfinal game.

LHSAA unveils boys’ high school basketball playoff brackets

The Louisiana High School Athletic Association (LHSAA) released the boys’ high school playoff brackets on Monday, Feb. 22.

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

There were a few more Baton Rouge student-athletes from St. Joseph’s Academy and Istouma to put pen to paper on Friday, Feb. 12.

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

Catholic High has announced head football coach Gabe Fertitta is leaving the school after accepting a position with the University of Louisville football staff.

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

Republican Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee said Wednesday that transgender girls should be banned from playing on middle and high school sports teams or they will “destroy women’s sports.”

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

Walker High four-star wide receiver Brian Thomas Jr. signed his national letter of intent with LSU during a ceremony in the school’s gym on Tuesday, Feb. 9.

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

Louisiana high school boys’ basketball wrapped up its first week of district play on Friday, Feb. 5.

  McKinley names alum Malcolm Reed as new head football coach

McKinley High announced Thursday, Feb. 4, that it has appointed Malcolm Reed, a 2002 graduate of the school, as its new head football coach.

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

Many of the south Louisiana student-athletes in all sports who didn’t sign their letters of intent in December to compete at the next level will do so on Wednesday, Feb. 3.

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

In boys’ high school basketball on Tuesday, Feb. 2, St. Michael hosted Northside and a pair of defending state champs battled in Scotlandville against Jehovah Jireh at Istrouma.

  West Feliciana holds ceremony day before National Signing Day

A ceremony for a couple of signees for West Feliciana football was held Tuesday, Feb. 2, before National Signing Day on Wednesday.

  HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS: Boys’ Basketball and Soccer

The 9Sports team covered two boys’ high school basketball games and a boys’ high school soccer matchup on Friday, Jan. 29.

  BOYS’ HS HOOPS: Dunham vs Episcopal

In a rematch of last year’s boys’ Division III state title game, rivals Dunham and Epsicopal squared off on Thursday, Jan. 28.

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

Madison Prep faced Southern Lab at the F.G. Clark Activity Center and Class 3A U-High took on Class C Jehovah Jireh at Istrouma in boys’ high school basketball action on Tuesday, Jan. 27.

  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

The Brusly girls’ basketball team hosted Madison Prep on the Walt Lemoine Court on Friday, Jan. 22.

  BOYS’ HS SOCCER: Catholic vs Baton Rouge Magnet

Catholic faced Baton Rouge Magnet in boys’ high school soccer on Friday, Jan. 22.

  GIRLS’ HS HOOPS: Brusly vs Parkview Baptist

Parkview Baptist hosted Brusly in girls’ high school basketball on Wednesday, Jan. 20.

  BOYS’ HS HOOPS: U-High vs East Ascension

The team that resides on LSU’s campus, Joe Spencer’s U-High Cubs, are No. 1 in the state in Division II and hit the road Tuesday, Jan. 19, to take on the Spartans of East Ascension.

  BOYS’ HS SOCCER: East Ascension vs St. Amant

East Ascension took the short trip to “The Pit” to take on arch-rival St. Amant in boys’ soccer on Tuesday, Jan. 19.

  Future college football players participate in F3 Elite football camp

St. Thomas More’s Walker Howard and Catholic’s Shelton Sampson, a potential LSU duo in a few years, were just two of the attendees at the F3 Elite showcase in St. Gabriel on Sunday, Jan. 17.

  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.

  SPORTSLINE PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Madison Prep QB Zeon Chriss

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.