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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.

Read more at ShreveportTimes.com

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.

Read more at Shreve360.com

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.”

 

Read more at Shreve360.com

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