Brusly girls track coach Tommy Hilliard needed few words to describe his team’s showing at the Class 3A state track meet Saturday, May 9.
Newly hired Port Allen football coach Nick Mitchell said the transition process has gone smoothly in his first week at the helm of the program.
Mitchell spent much of the first week getting acquainted with the players and coaching staff, but it did not take away from the main focus as spring practice begins at 3 p.m., Monday, May, May 11.
It’s not only the footsteps of opposing teams that Brusly track competitors will carry to the Class 3A state meet Saturday at LSU’s Bernie Moore Track Stadium.
Perhaps the team should come out to the Sly & the Family Stone R&B classic “It’s a Family Affair”.
The Panthers lost to the North Vermillion High School Patriots on Tuesday, May 5. After leading 5-2 into the seventh inning, the Panthers lost ground, resulting in a tie game. Two more runs in the eighth inning brought the score to 7-5. The Panthers were unable to answer those runs and the game ended, 7-5, North Vermillion. The Panthers Twitter account, @coach_dupont shortly posted: "Words can't express how I feel about this senior class, a great group of young men. I know they are all destined to do great things. #family"
Brusly pitcher Austin Reich may have been glad to see some of his former teammates last Friday night, but he showed them no mercy once he hit the mound, leading the Panthers to an 11-0 shutout in first round bi-district playoff fare.
“Before the seeding came out, I knew there was a possibility that we could match-up with Livonia [High School],” Reich said. “I was hoping it would be anybody but them, even though I felt we had an advantage over them.”