Times – Shreve’s Fegley, Calvary’s Booth among triple winners in swim meet

Captain Shreve’s Brooke Fegley, a Texas A&M swim commitment, and Calvary’s Christian Booth captured a trifecta of events this past weekend in the Bulldog Aquatic Club’s Invitational swim meet in Ruston.

Calvary’s Ben Ponder, Shreve’s Lilly Tichenor, Calvary’s Sarah Holt and West Monroe’s Adam Wiedemeier won two events apiece at the first major swim meet of the season in north Louisiana.

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Times – Caddo Magnet, Captain Shreve combine for 20 National Merit semifinalists

Caddo Parish Public Schools is raising the bar on academic excellence. The district this year set an all-time high on National Merit Scholarship Program semifinalists with 20 students named Wednesday as part of the program’s nationwide announcement.

Comprising the 20 students selected for this distinguished recognition are 18 seniors from Caddo Parish Magnet High School and two seniors from Captain Shreve High School.

To qualify as a semifinalist, Caddo’s students were among approximately 1.5 million 11th graders from across the United States who took the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test with the hope of making it to the next round of the scholarship competition.

From the 1.5 million students, approximately 16,000 were designated as semifinalists.

Caddo’s 2020-2021 school year semifinalists are:

·       Mark Raines, Captain Shreve High School

·       Patrick Simon, Captain Shreve High School

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Times – Captain Shreve’s Fegley chooses Texas A&M

One of the elite swimmers in Northwest Louisiana, Captain Shreve’s Brooke Fegley has opted to verbally commit to Texas A&M.

The Lady Gator senior is a regular on the medal stand at swim meets.

“First and foremost, the impressive coaching staff made A&M a good fit for me,” Fegley told The Times. “A&M provides their swimmers with amazing opportunities to grow and improve as athletes and people. And due to this, I feel that the head coach will challenge me and make me a better swimmer and teammate.”

Primarily a sprint freestyler, Fegley was in discussions with multiple Division I and Division II schools about a swimming scholarship before choosing the Aggies.

She finished second in the 50 free and third in the 100 free at last year’s LHSAA state swim meet in Sulphur. She also swam a leg on the Lady Gators’ second-place 400 free relay team.

Fegley was looking for a school that offered her choice of majors in a big way.

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KTAL – Captain Shreve wants more than just a district championship in ’20

“We got athletes everywhere, everywhere, don’t expect no less.”

With a new quarterback under center and four new offensive lineman, Captain Shreve will have to rely on those athletes in 2020.

“Anytime you’ve got guys like Ashton (Martin), Cameron Dowd and Ty Smith, guys that can take it to the house at any moment, it makes defenses call it a little differently, it keeps them a little more honest,” said Coach Bryant Sepulvado.

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Times – Capt. Shreve’s Kiayra Ellis may dunk next season

Captain Shreve’s Kiayra Ellis, one of the top guards in Louisiana’s 2021 class, has made a decision about her athletic and academic future.

Ellis has opted to commit to Arkansas State prior to the start of her senior season.

“With this ongoing pandemic, it made choosing a college to play at even harder, but I feel like committing to Arkansas State was a very great decision,” Ellis said. “I was taught to do my research when it came to committing. So, I did my research on the university, the coaches and the team.”

A member of the Lady Gators’ 2019 LHSAA Class 5A state championship team, the 6-foot-1 Ellis is a strong performer for coach Keith Greene and company. She scored 13 points in the title game and was an honorable mention All-District 1-5A selection this past season.

Greene said Ellis has been a big part of his program for a while.

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Times – Capt. Shreve’s Marita Hunt steps away from coaching athletes

Longtime Captain Shreve coach and educator Marita Hunt became emotional recently when talking about the Gator administration and staff supporting her in efforts to move into administration.

While choking back tears Hunt said her journey began seven years ago and culminated with Shreve principal Ginger Gustavson promoting Hunt to assistant principal for a job that begins Friday.

“The administration here at Shreve has been so supportive of me and I do get emotional because they believed in me,” Hunt said. “That’s something big to me because you don’t get that from many people.”

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Times – Captain Shreve’s Redd seeks title for SUSLA women’s basketball

Captain Shreve’s Jalia Redd is keeping her fingers crossed about what will happen with the coronavirus this fall and winter.

After becoming the second local basketball standout to sign with Southern-Shreveport Lady Jags coach Matthew Hines this week, Redd hopes to get the opportunity to strut her stuff in NJCAA action, which won’t begin until Jan. 22. But at least she decided to stay local and hoop.

Her signing will have her suiting up with Green Oaks standout Charneshia Collins, who signed with the Lady Jags Monday.

“Jalia was on Captain Shreve’s state championship team, so she will bring championship attitude to our team,” Hines said. “She is a quick point guard who makes good decisions on the hardwood.”

Captain Shreve coach Keith Greene said Redd has been a pivotal part of the Lady Gators as the perennial District 1-5A champs and the 2019 LHSAA Class 5A state champions.

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Times – Captain Shreve’s Law nabs six SEC offers including LSU

Kendrick Law received his first collegiate offer from the University of Virginia on March 1. Since then, the interest in the Gator wide receiver has exploded.

Alabama, LSU, Mississippi State, South Carolina, Arkansas, Auburn, Texas and Florida State are among the 22 schools that have come calling for the junior speedster.

“It’s amazing to see all of the offers,” Law told The Times. “It’s an honor to have so many schools, whether they’re Division I, Division II or whatever interested in me.”

Law, who was scheduled to run one of the legs on the Gators’ 2019 state championship 4×100 relay team before a minor injury sidelined him, regularly embarrasses defenders who think they can hang with him. He goes from zero to 4.43 speed in the blink of an eye.

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KTBS – Captain Shreve’s Mae’Zion Henix becomes first ETBU lacrosse signee

History was made in Shreveport Wednesday as ETBU lacrosse signed the first player in the program’s history.

Captain Shreve senior Mae’Zion Henix signed with Alain Savage and the Tigers in front of his family and friends at Life United Church.

According to his parents, Henix’s love of lacrosse started when he transferred to Captain Shreve.  He eventually gave up football to chase his dream, a dream that came true Wednesday.

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Times – Captain Shreve’s Moore battles diabetes to win AOW voting

Captain Shreve baseball standout Alden Moore is accustomed to battling Type I Diabetes, so getting the best of a field of 12 additional student-athletes in the 38th Times online poll for Athlete of the Week, sponsored by the Shreveport-Bossier Sports Commission, wasn’t much of a challenge.

Moore and his supporters accumulated 53,749 votes (54 percent) of the 99,568 votes cast in the weekly poll for the win. Also making a solid run at the title was North DeSoto softball standout Annessa Morris, who garnered a healthy 36,416 votes (37 percent).

Still going through the recruiting process, Moore has dealt with his diabetes since he was 10 years old. The Gator senior hasn’t let that slow him down in his athletic pursuits, however.

“The biggest thing has been learning how to control it,” Moore said. “I’ve always questioned what my development and growth would be like if I hadn’t been diabetic, but since I’m learning to control it, I let go of those thoughts, work harder to be the best I can be. These were the hardest times for me.”

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