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.”

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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360° – Five Gators sign to play college football

On February 7, five Gator football players signed with their respective colleges, ensuring their place on the college football teams. The signing was filled with people eager to see the players sign the papers that would continue their athletic career and take them to a whole new level of athletics. Family members stood behind them, smiles on their faces, as each player stood up and gave a short statement before uncapping the blue pen that would determine their future in athletics. Friends, coaches, and fellow football players were also there, surrounding the green and gold signing table to watch, support, and celebrate with the recruits.

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360º – Three students receive awards at LASC, hosted by Captain Shreve

Three student council members, Javin Bowman, Maddie Young, and Georgia Hilburn, received an award at this year’s Louisiana Association of Student Council Convention, also known as LASC.

“If you’re asking what LASC is, it’s indescribable, it’s something you have to just come be a part of but if I could sum it up in one word, it would be family,” Javin Bowman said.

Georgia Hilburn, a junior and a member of the student council, was chosen to be BESE Student Advisor after going through an application, essay, and interview process.

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Times – Captain Shreve’s Adcock is a very sporting guy

Will Adcock hasn’t met many sports he doesn’t like. That fact, along with a pretty impressive GPA and ACT score, make the Captain Shreve senior the kind of student-athlete any school in the state would love to have.

Outstanding kicker on the football team, center defensive midfielder on the perennial championship Gator soccer team and regional qualifier in doubles tennis with Parker Smith – all that describes Adcock, who plans to major in pre-med at LSU this fall.

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360° – Captain Shreve places 3rd in the Pack the Pantry School Competition Food Drive

Before Thanksgiving break Captain Shreve participated in the annual Pack the Pantry School Competition Food Drive hosted by the Food Bank of Northwest Louisiana and placed third in the high school division.

The mission of the Food Bank of Northwest Louisiana is to serve as the primary resource for fighting hunger in Northwest Louisiana, upholding a vision to ultimately end hunger in Northwest Louisiana by ensuring a consolidated network of effective food collection and distribution to provide universal access to food for the needy with the communities.

According to Executive Director Martha Marak, a total of 42 schools participated in this year’s Pack the Pantry School Competition Food Drive. The total amount collected from all participating schools was 68,584 pounds. This year’s competition allows for the food bank to feed a least 7,000 more people than last year.

Read more at Shreve360.com