A look back at some of the top individual performances during the third week (Mar. 9 to Mar. 15) of the 2020 prep baseball and softball season in the Southwest Daily News coverage area.
The Louisiana High School Athletic Association released an update coronavirus moratorium that leaves a slight glimmer of hope for spring sports.
Just days after all major sports leagues in the United State, as well as the NCAA, canceled or postponed their seasons because of the coronavirus pandemic, the LHSAA followed suit Friday evening.
MOSS BLUFF — In what may or may not be their final District 3-5A game of the 2020 season, rivals Barbe and Sam Houston from battling into extra innings Thursday evening.
A look back at some of the top individual performances during the first week (February 24 to Mar. 1) of the 2020 prep baseball and softball season in the Southwest Daily News coverage area.
SULPHUR — It looked as if No. 6 Sulphur had another winning rally in the works to extend its season and the career of retiring head coach Helen LeFevre Thursday night in the Class 5A quarterfinals.
No. 6 Sulphur trailed by six points early in the fourth quarter, but rallied to beat No. 11 Parkway 48-44 Monday in the regional round of the Class 5A playoffs.
No. 11 Parkway’s had No. 6 Sulphur’s guards locked down most of the game, so the Tors turned to its inside duo of Raegan Ojoro and Moe Patterson and rallied for a 48-44 win Monday night in the regional round of the Class 5A playoffs.
Injuries caused a few hiccups late in the season, but No. 6 Westlake has pushed through and looks to start a deep playoff run when it hosts No. 27 Crowley in the bi-district round of the Class 3A playoffs on Thursday.
The Vinton Lions held on to beat Pickering 65-61 on Tuesday, February 18, to clinch its third consecutive District 5-2A championship.
Sulphur’s last postseason run under long-time head coach Helen LeFevre starts on Thursday when the No. 6 Lady Tors host No. 27 Hammond in the Class 5A bi-district round.
With six seeded wrestlers, the Sulphur Tors are looking for their first top-10 team finish at the Division I state tournament this weekend at the CenturyLink Center in Bossier City.
COVINGTON — No. 17 Sulphur pulled even with No. 1 St. Paul’s in the second half and goalkeeper Tanner Massey stopped nearly a dozen shots, but the Wolves scored two unanswered goals to end the Tors’ season in the Division I regional round Wednesday night 3-1.
The Sulphur girls basketball team beat Barbe 53-43 Tuesday to win at least a share of its first district championship since 2015.
MOSS BLUFF — Multi-sport star athlete Alania Bartie will take her talents to the next level after signing to play volleyball for Centenary College in Shreveport on Wednesday.
The Sulphur Tors are hoping the changes they have made throughout the season will carry over into the playoffs.
Crashing the boards and a tight defense turned the game around for the Sulphur Tors in the fourth quarter of a 48-38 win over Lafayette Tuesday evening in a crucial District 3-5A game.
Sulphur (24-5, 4-0) rallied from a 2-point deficit Tuesday to outscore Lafayette (21-8, 3-1) 15-3 in the fourth quarter and win 48-38 to take sole possession of first in District 3-5A.
St. Louis topped Sulphur 183-158 to win the eighth annual Jesse James Southwest Shootout on Saturday at Sulphur High School's 9th grade campus. It was the Saints second title in the last two years.
Fresh off a hard-fought 2-1 win over district rival Barbe on Friday, the Sulphur Tors shutout Sam Houston 6-0 Saturday afternoon at Matt Walker Memorial Stadium.
Led by another double-double from junior center Moe Patterson, the Sulphur Lady Tors won their 20th game of the season Friday evening 63-41 over Barbe.
After a long search, Sulphur High School has its next head football coach in Tyler Junior College offensive coordinator Chris Towery.
The Sulphur Tors rallied from a 2-0 deficit, but Lafayette’s Julian Alansari completed his hatrick in stoppage time to give the Lions a 3-2 win on Friday at Matt Walker Memorial Stadium.
Class 3A No. 4 Westlake grabbed the lead twice in the second half, but the Class 5A No. 9 Sulphur Tors used its rebounding advantage to pull away with a 43-34 on Friday night.
SULPHUR — The Sulphur Tor soccer team opened the district season on Tuesday with a stunning 3-0 win over Acadiana, one of the top programs in the state.
A look back at the some of the best athletic performances and achievements by Sulphur, Sam Houston, Westlake and Vinton High School in 2019.
MOSS BLUFF — Sulphur used a balanced game in the third quarter to pull away from Lacassine Saturday morning for a 75-43 win at the Rumble in the Bluff tournament.
In a battle of top-10 teams, Division I No. 7 Sulphur had its chances in the second half but lost to Division II No. 6 St. Thomas More 2-0 on Wednesday at Matt Walker Memorial Stadium.