Times – Byrd’s Erwin, Shreve’s Davis fast friends for life

For all the blustering, flustering and hectoring associated with Byrd-Captain Shreve week we sometimes forget there are relationships that transcend a rivalry that’s been known to bring out the worst in one side or the other.

Consider the case of Captain Shreve senior Cade Davis and Byrd senior Nick Erwin – two guys who couldn’t be more dissimilar or more alike. Cade is tall, lean and favors the Gator nation, while Nick is shorter, stocky and inhabits the City of Byrd.

Nick is active at Broadmoor Methodist, Cade does his praying at Broadmoor Baptist.

Nick lives in Blanchard driving in a long way to attend Byrd, while Cade has a relatively short trip from off the Southern Loop to Shreve. More later on their unlikely friendship that isn’t expected to end anytime soon.

Davis and Erwin face off for the final time Thursday night at Lee Hedges Stadium during a District 1-5A showdown that will undoubtedly be worth attending.

Read more at ShreveportTimes.com

GatorPress – Student ID’s: Help or Hindrance?

Schools all over the country are turning to student ID’s as a safety feature, and now Captain Shreve is one of them. Although wearing an ID may seem unnecessary or annoying, it all makes sense once you understand the reasoning behind it.

Shreve initiated the process last school year, when a group of teachers, administrators, and parents met several times with Roy Murry, the director of security for Caddo Parish.

“Throughout the spring we had meetings and visits, and ultimately made the decision together,” Mrs. Gustavson said. “We all came to the consensus that going to ID’s does enhance security and safety, and that Captain Shreve would be implementing students and staff wearing ID’s.”

Mrs. Gustavson understands that the new policy will take some getting used to, but she feels that the benefit is definitely worth it.

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KTBS – She’s a marksman and on target for college

She’s a marksman from Shreveport and her talents with a gun have earned her some high honors and a special ticket to college.

“I have fun first of all. It’s just a good way to blow off steam, relax,” said Caroline Brakeville.

“It teaches you a lot of responsibility. It’s not just about shooting a gun. It’s the principle. You have to have everything correct in what you do with your body, your set up, how you clean your rifle before you even get to the gun range,” Brakeville said.

That attention to detail has taken Brakeville, a Captain Shreve High School graduating senior, a long way. In fact, it’s taken her all the way to a rare shooting scholarship for college this fall.

Read more and view video at KTBS.com

Times – DuBois pitches Captain Shreve past Ruston

Captain Shreve and Ruston High tossed their aces at each other to open the LHSAA Class 5A state playoffs Monday night and both performed up to expectations.

But thanks to some clutch offense by the Gators behind senior Reid DuBois, Captain Shreve topped the Bearcats and Graham Hanes 2-0 to advance to a best-of-3 series this weekend against Natchitoches Central or Denham Springs. That matchup will probably begin at 6 p.m. Friday with a possible doubleheader beginning at noon Saturday at Shreve (32-3).

“Everyone in the playoffs has a No. 1 and we saw two good ones tonight,” said Shreve coach Todd Sharp. “You don’t expect anything differently when you get to the playoffs. We were able to get some guys on and apply some pressure.”

DuBois was spectacular on the mound over seven innings striking out nine without issuing a walk.

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360° – Gators and Friends play trivia

The second annual Trivia Night, organized by Quiz Bowl sponsor Barbara Doughty and the Quiz Bowl Team, was held on April 4 in the Shreve Cafeteria.

A total of six teams, each with 4-5 people, competed in five rounds with questions ranging in different categories such as science, math, english, sports, world geography, and miscellaneous. Each team was given five minutes per round to work together and answer as many questions as they could.

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360° – Superstitions and the unwritten rules of baseball

One sport that is rich in tradition is baseball, and many of its most sacred rules and practices are passed down from player to player. The Shreve varsity team has shared some of their biggest superstitions and rules to live by.

“As a pitcher, I believe that if I step on the foul line while running onto the field, I won’t have a good game,” said Trenton Perot. “I’ve done it since I was thirteen.”

Reading about famous baseball players inspired Perot to adopt this rule. Another team player who’s all about superstitions is Anthony Stallcup.

“Before each pitch, I step out of the batter’s box and adjust my batting gloves,” Said Stallcup. “I also twirl my bat until the pitcher is about to throw.”

 

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Times – Captain Shreve hires coach with Class 5A ties

Captain Shreve has a new boys’ basketball coach and the selectee is a person with strong ties to several schools in northwest Louisiana.

Green Oaks coach Chris Bush was tabbed on Wednesday by Shreve principal Ginger Gustavson to run the Gators’ program, replacing long time coach Todd Martinez, who is moving to Benton High.

“I’m excited. We had a good pool of applicants and we found someone who has already been successful at the 5A level as a coach and who has been an administrator,” Gustavson said. “Those are two qualities that go hand-in-hand.”

Bush will finish the school year at Green Oaks, where he led the Giants to a 19-14 record and an LHSAA Class 3A state playoff berth.

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