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Woodlawn High pep rallies return after three years

Woodlawn High will host a pep rally for the first time in nearly three years next Friday, Sept. 30. The event celebrating homecoming, including the Panthers’ football game that evening against St. James, will be held in the gymnasium during the final block of the day. Students must have a...
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Woodlawn Athletics Weekly Wrap: September 12 – September 18, 2022

Panther athletics continued their busy fall seasons this week. While our swim team had a bye week, our Lady Panther volleyball team had a busy week, with six games, and our Panther football team hosted the first true home game of the season. Tickets for all home events can be...
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Woodlawn rolls away from G.W. Carver for first win of football season

Woodlawn High overcame early miscues Friday to score 26 unanswered points and secure its first victory of the football season. Senior quarterback Rickie Collins, an LSU commitment, passed for four touchdowns and rushed for another in the 40-14 defeat of G.W. Carver (1-2) in the eam's first true home game...
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Woodlawn football to host G.W. Carver in its first true home game of 2022

Woodlawn High will finally take its Panther Stadium field Friday evening in the football team's first true home game of 2022. The Panthers will host G.W. Carver at 7 p.m. after back-to-back weeks away in a rescheduled and relocated opener against University Lab at East Iberville on Sept. 2 and...
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Woodlawn Athletics Weekly Wrap: September 5 – September 11, 2022

Athletics at Woodlawn High School are in full swing, as the fall sports have all begun their 2022 seasons. Each week, there will be a review of what happened in the world of Woodlawn athletics. Cross Country Our Panther cross country team opened their season at the Episcopal Round Table...
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Woodlawn football vs. Lafayette Christian

Woodlawn football can’t overcome slow start, deficit vs. Lafayette Christian

Woodlawn fell quickly behind fast-paced Lafayette Christian on Friday and could never overcome the 20-point deficit. The Panthers (0-2) continued to battle, including allowing just two scores the rest of the way, but fell to the Knights, 33-12. "We came out slow, and they came out hitting the gas early...
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Woodlawn cross country 2021

Woodlawn opens cross country season eager to grow individuals, program

Woodlawn High opens cross country season eager to take next steps both on the tracks and as a program. The Panthers open their 2022 schedule at 8 a.m. Saturday at Highland Road Park for the Episcopal Round Table Run with improvement on personal times and expansion of the roster both...
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Woodlawn bounces at South Louisiana Volleyball Invitational, building momentum

The Woodlawn High volleyball team has won four straight matches in five days to bounce back from a tough start to the season. The host Lady Panthers claimed back-to-back victories Saturday in the South Louisiana Volleyball Invitational against St. Louis Catholic and Loyola Prep and added wins Tuesday against Springfield...
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Stefson Arnold

Stefson Arnold named new Woodlawn boys basketball coach

Woodlawn High has named Stefson Arnold as its new boys basketball coach. The Louisiana native, whose previous head coaching experience included a state championship appearance, officially started Friday and said he is excited to hit the ground running in preparation for the upcoming season this fall. “First and foremost, I’m...
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Woodlawn defense a bright spot in football season-opening loss to University Lab

Woodlawn High’s defense provided a bright spot in a long, frustrating night overall Thursday to open football season. The Panthers struggled to find offensive consistency, including three turnovers, and stumbled to a 25-0 loss to University Lab in the opener, which they hosting at East Iberville. “The defense played lights...
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Senior-led Woodlawn kicks off football season with state title aspirations

Rickie Collins stood outside Panther Stadium four days before Woodlawn High’s first day of classes and stared at the nearly three dozen newly raised senior banners lining either side of the entrance. “Maaan,” the star quarterback said, himself almost in awe of the team’s deep and decorated 2023 class and...
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WHS Volleyball opens season full of talent, inspiration

Maria Gonzalez is understandably excited to be back on the bench this season for a wide range of reasons. The Woodlawn High volleyball coach missed — in both senses of the word — some time with her team last year as she underwent chemotherapy for her battle with ovarian cancer....
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Woodlawn DB Jordan Matthews shocks recruiting world with Tennessee commitment

Jordan Matthews thanked a long list of family, teammates, coaches and other supporters Monday afternoon, then motioned to the back of a jam-packed and loud Woodlawn High gymnasium. “Y’all ready!?” he smiled, then emphasized, “Are y’all ready!? Bring it in, bring it in!” An armed East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Department...
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The New Year Brings Excitement, Open House Set

Woodlawn High opened the new school year this month overflowing with a record number of students and palpable excitement. Principal Scott Stevens and the faculty and staff welcomed an enrollment of approximately 1,500 to campus — an increase of almost 25% during a five-year span — with a wide range...
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