Thursday, December 30, 2010

Airline tourney wraps up

The Airline boys held on for an 85-81 victory in the boys championship of the Doc Edwards Invitational basketball tournament at the CenturyTel Center Thursday night. The Vikes took a 57-47 lead into the final quarter and built a 70-59 advantage with 3:17 left in the game. The Vikings win was led by Hayden Hildebrand and Josh Hagins did much of the damage from outside and big John Thomas did the dirty work inside to improve to 9-5. For Huntington it was just its second loss in 16 outings.

The Southwood girls led by tournament MVP Jessica Savannah's 14 points defeated Airline 44-35 in the girls championship. Southwood clung to a 29-27 lead going into the last quarter and eventually pulled away. Keona Favis and Jessy Ellis were also named to the all-tournament team for Southwood. Maddy Scheppers, an all-tournament selection, led the Lady Vikes with 14 points. Mykesha Brown was Airline's other all-tournament choice.

Earlier in the afternoon, Byrd's girls downed Plain Dealing 53-37 in the girls third place game and Bossier pulled away from Zwolle in the second half of a 62-47 win in the boys third place game.

The final championship session had an attendance of 3,015.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Busy weekend ahead

High School sports fans will have a nice pick of what they want to see this weekend.

If it is football playoffs you have both Louisiana and Texas right here in Shreveport. Evangel will host St. Charles on Friday night at Rodney Duron Field at 7 p.m. The Eagles will be going for their 3rd straight Class 2A State Final and 15th overall state championship game appearance. On Saturday night Longview, Texas will take on District 11-5A foe Mesquite Horn at Independence Stadium at 6 p.m. Both teams bring an 9-4 record into the game with Longview winning the regular season matchup 13-8. The Lobos are striving to make a return trip to the state championship game after losing to Lake Travis in last years Class 4A Division I title game.

Basketball fans will have plenty of action to pick from. There is a girls tournament taking place at Bossier High School and boys tournaments at Haughton and Northwood High Schools. The Bossier and Haughton tournaments begin on Wednesday with championship games played Saturday while the Northwood Tournament will start on Thursday and conclude Saturday.

Two soccer tournaments will take place, one at Tinsley Park hosted by Bossier and the other is the Gator Cup, a girls tournament hosted by Captain Shreve at Lee Hedges Stadium and Caddo Soccer.