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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.

Read more at ShreveportTimes.com

KSLA – Captain Shreve students excelling in new AP Capstone course

Students at Captain Shreve and two other Caddo Parish high schools were offered a new advanced placement course this school year.

Before the school year began, Captain Shreve Principal Ginger Gustavson, and the teacher of the AP Capstone course, Amy Douglas, explained new coursework and how they are preparing for it.

Douglas said this class is designed to push her students out of their comfort zone and to a higher level.

“I have seen lots of growth in all of my students,” said Douglas. “At first, what I saw was papers that look a lot like book reports and what I am asking them is being an attorney getting ready for trial. You can’t just tell the information. You have to tell me is it credible, where did you get it from, was that source credible and do you agree with it.”

Read more and watch a video at KSLA.com

KISS 93.7 – Gators in Shreveport: A Good Thing

The Captain Shreve Z Club is hosting the 7th Annual Gators for Good Community Carnival on Thursday March 15th, from 3:00- 5:30. Z Club is an organization made up of young women who learn to support their school and community through volunteer activities. These young students are already doing a stellar job of raising money to help those in need in our community. Last years event raised over $32,000 for a faculty member of Captain Shreve High School. The faculty member was able to offset his daughters medical expenses and he was able to get a wheelchair lift installed on thier family van.

Read more at MyKISSCountry937.com

Times – Captain Shreve can’t grind out LHSAA semifinal win

When the Captain Shreve Lady Gators gather around to watch game film of their Thursday night fracas with Natchitoches Central in the LHSAA Class 5A Marsh Madness semifinal, it’s not going to look very pretty.

While the experience of the Lady Chiefs on this stage had a lot to do with it, the Lady Gators played probably their worst game of the season on the biggest stage and ended their historical 2017-18 run with a 49-41 loss.

“It was definitely a grind,” Shreve coach Keith Greene said. “We could get to the basket, but we couldn’t make a layup – and we couldn’t make free throws. But I’m proud of where this program has moved to.”

Read more at ShreveportTimes.com

Times – Captain Shreve girls survive 3-point barrage to claim first state tourney berth

An 18-point fourth quarter lead nearly evaporated during an emotional Thursday evening at The Swamp, but the Captain Shreve girls survived Sam Houston to earn a 71-70 victory and a berth in the LHSAA Class 5A state tournament.

It seems like Gators and Marsh Madness would be a perfect fit, but this will mark the first time in program history they have reached the semifinals.

“It’s still amazing,” a near-speechless Kennedi Heard of Captain Shreve said. “We’re in the final four, bro. We’ve never done this before.”

It certainly wasn’t easy. Sam Houston hit 16 3-pointers, including a half-court heave at the final buzzer. However, 4 seconds prior, Heard hit a clutch free throw to secure a date with Natchitoches Central in the semifinals on Thursday (6:15 p.m.) in Alexandria.

Read more at ShreveportTimes.com

Times – Captain Shreve’s Redd helps Gators write more history

This re-writing history business is getting to be a regular thing with the Captain Shreve Lady Gators.

Maybe they should consider putting out their own book – a who’s who of girls’ high school basketball, because it seems every night there’s a new chapter written by a different author on the court.

In Monday’s 66-59 victory over scrappy Ruston, it was little Jalia Redd who stepped up to move her team into the uncharted waters of the LHSAA Class 5A state quarterfinals. Never been there before – no big deal for a Lady Gators squad that had never won a district title or a playoff game until last season – then made it consecutive district titles for the first time this year.

Read more at ShreveportTimes.com

KTBS – Smiling Through: Shreve’s Demond Hill stays positive despite heart surgery

Heading into his senior season, Captain Shreve’s Demond Hill cared about one thing: playing on the Gators basketball team for one more season. That was until a health condition benched the 18-year-old. Unlike many who may look at the negatives of their situation, Demond decided to dwell on the positives.

“It breaks my heart because I just want to play. I just love to play basketball,” explained Hill.

“I try to put the football in his hand, he would throw that down and pick up the basketball. I said no, get the football, he would throw it down and get the basketball,” added Demond’s mother Brenda Hill.

The game he was born to play was never easy.

Read more and watch the story at KTBS.com

Times – Shreve girls ‘all business’ as playoffs start with romp over Pineville

Last year, the Captain Shreve girls basketball team was one of the feel-good stories in the area. The Lady Gators won a district championship and the first playoff game in program history.

This season, Captain Shreve again topped District 1-5A and garnered the No. 6 seed in the Class 5A playoffs. However, the mindset around the Swamp isn’t the same.

These Lady Gators mean business.

Read more at ShreveportTimes.com

Times – Captain Shreve’s Kennedi Heard Leads Historic Run

Kennedi Heard was bouncing along quite nicely in her high school basketball career playing third fiddle to team leaders Dezyre Black and Aaliyah Stevenson when the unexpected happened.

Two of the key cogs in Captain Shreve’s historic run to the District 1-5A title last season, the first for the Lady Gators, Black and Stevenson went down with knee injuries and sat on the sidelines most of this season. Heard got a call to visit coach Keith Greene to talk about stepping up her play.

She wasn’t necessarily ready for that, but what’s a girl to do.

Read more at ShreveportTimes.com