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Articles from the Shreveport Times

Times – Captain Shreve’s Gustavson is regional Principal of the Year

Caddo Parish Public Schools has announced Captain Shreve High School Principal Ginger Gustavson has been named the 2020 Louisiana Association of School Executives Regional Principal of the Year.

Gustavson, who has served as the principal of Captain Shreve since 2015, has garnered a reputation of excellence with continued increases in the school’s graduation rate, student performance and parental involvement.

Under Gustavson’s guidance, Captain Shreve also earned recognition as a National PTA School of Excellence and consistent accolades for student leadership advocacy. The school also is home to a 2020 National Merit Semi-Finalist.


Times – Captain Shreve’s October shines in October, dotes on December

Every time the month enveloping Halloween rolls around, Li’Quesni October walks around the Captain Shreve campus with a smile on his face.

It’s his favorite month for obvious reasons. He likes most of the other ones too, but his friends have to love October in October.

“Indeed,” he said on Wednesday afternoon.

One of the best strong safeties in the area and one who is getting looks to play at the next level, October rarely gets beat on the football field. That’s because he has near world class speed and has an after-burner that kicks in when an opponent tries to go deep.

“I’ve got good recovery speed, and I like to play aggressively physical,” October said of his defensive assets. “I love hitting. I love bringing the contact more than receiving it.”


Times – Captain Shreve’s Alex Adcock wins AOW in amazing vote total

In one of the most spectacular finishes yet in The Times Athlete of the Week voting, sponsored by the Shreveport-Bossier Sports Commission, Captain Shreve cross country standout Alex Adcock topped North DeSoto cross country runner Courtney Johnson for the honor.

Adcock garnered 37.58 percent of the 75,869 votes cast, the most in the two-year history of the award, to eek out win versus Johnson, who managed 35.94 percent of the positive votes. The final numbers were 28,510 votes to 27,265. The previous week, 27,295 total votes were cast for the eight candidates.


Times – Captain Shreve’s Addison Martin attracts first 3 collegiate offers

Once Sept. 1 arrived the collegiate offers began rolling in for Times All-City basketball player Addison Martin.

That day was the first day college coaches could began attempting to lure juniors to their campus.

Martin, who was one of Captain Shreve’s key components in the drive to the 2019 LHSAA Class 5A state basketball title, already has three offers in hand – Abilene Christian, McNeese and Northwestern.


Times – Captain Shreve will showcase speed burners in ‘19

Loaded with enough speed to make even the fastest of defensive backs shake in their cleats, Captain Shreve embarks on a 2019 campaign it hopes will their opponents in the dust.

Three members of the Gators’ 2019 state championship 4×100 relay team, D.J. Fleming, Laderian Frieson and Laquisni October, will give fans plenty to smile about when the Friday night lights are turned on. Wide receiver Kendrick Law Jr. is also a member of the Fast Track Club.

“We are fast. I believe we have more speed than we’ve ever had,” said Shreve coach Bryant Sepulvado. “We also have a lot of experience with 32-33 seniors. Their leadership in getting the younger guys in line has been outstanding. The kids see the big picture of what we’re trying to accomplish.”


Times – Captain Shreve’s Stevenson is lauded with festive signing

Recent Captain Shreve graduate Aaliyah Stevenson put a fitting capstone on the Lady Gators’ school year Wednesday when she signed a letter of intent to play basketball at Paul Quinn University in Dallas.

She became the third and final senior off the 2019 LHSAA Class 5A state champions to earn the right to a free education by inking to play at the next level. Fellow seniors Kennedi Heard and Najah Scott had earlier signed with Prairie View A&M and Bishop State respectively.


Times – Captain Shreve hires soccer coach with 550-plus wins

Members of the Captain Shreve girls soccer team recently received notice that their new coach is coming to town with a lot of pizazz on his resume.
Former University of Houston head men’s coach Erik Lane, who has coached boys high school soccer for the past 28 years at three Texas schools, has already begun molding the returning Lady Gators. Lane has a 558-176-114 career coaching record at the high school level.

Lane and his wife, Jennifer, recently retired from the Texas school system, but he wasn’t ready to retire completely. Jennifer Lane also has family in Shreveport and East Texas, so when he saw the Shreve job posted, he sent in his resume.


Times – Captain Shreve may be Able to get past Airline

When it comes to thinking through strategy for his baseball games, Captain Shreve’s Travis Able has an edge on his competition – scoring a 31 on the ACT does that for you.

“Just knowing the game. If you know the game of baseball, you can play the game of baseball,” said Able, who plans to attend Louisiana Tech in the fall and major in psychology. “That’s all it is. Luckily, I have the God-given stuff to do it.”

Tuesday’s game in the opening round of the LHSAA Class 5A state baseball playoffs pits the Gators (15-18) against Airline (18-14) at 6 p.m. at Airline. The league rivals split their regular season series with Shreve winning the first one 9-4.


Times – Captain Shreve’s Watts plays with broken appendage

Not many catchers could make it through an entire softball season with a broken pinky finger on their throwing hand, but Captain Shreve’s Emily Watts did exactly that for her late charging softball team.

Watts led the Lady Gators (19-11) into the second round of the LHSAA Class 5A state playoffs and for that, she earned Times Athlete of the Week for the period ending April 12. Against Central-Baton Rouge on the road, the sophomore went 5-for-5 with two doubles, two RBIs and two runs scored. She added two more hits against Walker in the second round and hit .394 on the season with 10 doubles, 27 RBIs and 16 runs.