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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Times – Captain Shreve’s Ricardo tops best athlete of week voting

Captain Shreve softball standout Mikel-Ann Ricardo has a passion for softball and for being a people-person and that personality helped her defeat a field of 12 additional student-athletes in the 37th Times online poll for Athlete of the Week, sponsored by the Shreveport-Bossier Sports Commission.

Ricardo and her supporters wore out their fingers by accumulating 21,618 votes (39.9 percent) of the 54,183 votes cast in the weekly poll for the win. Also making a solid run at the title was Airline softball standout and LSU commit Raelin Chaffin, who garnered 15,632 votes (28.9 percent).

Ricardo is a member of the National Honor Society, Z Club, Student Council, FCA and BETA club at Shreve. The junior-to-be was the starting pitcher for the Lady Gators the past two seasons.

“She is the type of player who wants the ball in high intensity situations, and she has excelled in those situations the past two seasons for us,” Lady Gators coach Mitch Fant said. “I am very excited to see what is to come next season. I hate that our season was cut short because we were playing so well going into our district schedule.”

Ricardo was 6-2 on the mound with 49 strikeouts in 47 innings with a 2.08 ERA in the virus-shortened season.

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Times – Captain Shreve boasts four 2020 baseball signees

Louisiana baseball teams may have endured a shortened season, but the Captain Shreve baseball team still managed to land at least four, possibly seven, seniors with spots to play at the next level.

Mark Mitchell, Jake Tyndall, Steven Cassidy and Kaidyn Harrell have all found landing sports with Alden Moore expected to sign by the end of the month. Two additional seniors are expected to be college walk-ons.

“This is a testament to the hard work these players have put in,” Gator coach Todd Sharp said. “Especially during a shortened season, we are fortunate to have players with opportunities to play after high school. We have five baseball coaches who all played college baseball and we all teach at Shreve. Three of us went the JUCO route, then to a 4-year school. We understand how difficult it is to find a place to play.”

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Times – Captain Shreve’s Bagley wins week 34 AOW vote

Captain Shreve senior Caden Bagley recently finished four years as a Gators toiling in fun with coach Todd Sharp’s baseball team. Along the way, he was dominate against a field of nine additional student-athletes in the 34th Times online poll for Athlete of the Week, sponsored by the Shreveport-Bossier Sports Commission.

Bagley and his supporters gathered 20,137 votes, 41.4 percent of the 48,593 votes cast. Also faring well in the voting was Plain Dealing softball senior Jenny Rae Langston, who compiled 11,793 votes (24.3 percent).

Another senior athlete who had his final season in green and gold cut short, Bagley reached base safely 23 times in 36 plated appearances for a .639 on-base percentage through 10 games, according Sharp.

Bagley was batting .368 and was hit-by-pitch in eight consecutive games. He has maintained a 3.7 GPA and is a member of the national distinguished scholars. He is planning on attending UL Monroe where he will major in Kinesiology/Physical Therapy.

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