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The Panther Play by Play – August 27 – September 2

Each week the Panther Play by Play will review the athletic contests from the previous week and look forward to the coming week's action. The beginning of the school year brings with it the beginning of Fall Sports. Woodlawn High is home to four fall sports: Cross Country, Football, Swim,...
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Panthers Embrace the Challenge of Replacing Fifteen Starters

As the excitement of a new high school football season grows, the Woodlawn High School Panthers are facing a unique set of challenges that could potentially reshape their strategy and team dynamics. The Panthers, known for their incredible talent and playoff appearances the last three seasons, is now heading into...
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Woodlawn Legacy Reagan McDowell Continues Volleyball Career

Reagan McDowell is a Panther. She went to Woodlawn Elementary, Woodlawn Middle, and chose to attend Woodlawn High. "I'm a Woodlawn Baby. I went to all of the Woodlawn's," said McDowell. "And of my family went here. My mom and dad both came here. I didn't want to have to...
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Lady Panthers Enter District on Hot Streak

The Lady Panther basketball team will enter district play Friday after winning 10 of their last 12 games, including the last four games. Woodlawn carries a 20-6 record going into district. Seniors Amaya Dedeaux, Qiana Dotch, Adrienne East, and Reagan McDowell were recognized at Senior Night versus Capitol on Wednesday,...
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Student Spotlight: 2022-2023 Student of the Year Ryan Wyche

Woodlawn High senior Ryan Wyche has been accepted into Berklee College of Music. This prestigious opportunity is the latest addition to an already-impressive resume that includes a wide range of local and national engagements. Wyche has also applied to Harvard University and hopes to take advantage of the Dual Degree...
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‘Committed’ Woodlawn boys basketball tips off new season, new era

A new era of Woodlawn High boys basketball will officially tip off Tuesday under new coach Stefson Arnold. The Panthers open the season at Port Allen, the three-time defending Class 2A state champion, with plenty of lessons, gelling and adjustments still ahead after an abridged offseason. But Arnold, who led...
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Tramon Douglas II gains a first down Oct. 6, 2022, against Zachary.

LHSAA Football Brackets Released: No. 20 Woodlawn visits No. 13 Brother Martin

The LHSAA's new-look football postseason will send Woodlawn High to New Orleans on Friday for a first-time meeting with Brother Martin in one of the state's most intriguing first-round matchups. The No. 20 Panthers (4-6) will visit the No. 13 Crusaders (5-5) for the 7 p.m. kickoff at Tad Gormley...
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LHSAA Volleyball Playoff Brackets Released: No. 24 Woodlawn travels to No. 9 Chapelle

The Woodlawn High volleyball team learned its next opponent Monday as the LHSAA released its playoff brackets. Coach Maria Gonzalez and the Panthers (23-13) earned the No. 24 seed in the Division-I tournament and will travel Wednesday to No. 9 Archbishop Chapelle (21-15) for a first-round matchup at 5:30 p.m....
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Cameron Johnson vs. Catholic

Seniors lead Woodlawn past Central (BR), 41-22, in final home game

Woodlawn's talented and decorated 2023 class played its final regular season home game Friday. And whether or not the Panthers (4-5, 2-2) ultimately host again in the playoffs, their seniors made sure to provide a fittingly memorable performance in a 41-22 defeat of Central (Baton Rouge). "It was all kind...
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Woodlawn Volleyball finishes regular season with best record in 10+ years

The Woodlawn High volleyball team finished its regular season this week with the program's best record in at least a decade. The Panthers beat Baton Rouge Magnet in five sets Wednesday to improve to 23-13 and claim third place in the schools' District 4-I standings. That overall mark and .639...
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Jordan Matthews vs. Catholic 2022

Woodlawn loses heartbreaker to Catholic, 30-28, despite valiant comeback

Senior quarterback Rickie Collins led Woodlawn to three straight touchdowns Friday to turn a 17-point deficit midway through the third quarter into a four-point lead in the final minutes. But a long kickoff return, final drive and eventual fourth-down touchdown pass lifted Catholic (Baton Rouge) back ahead, 30-28, as time...
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The Woodlawn High and St. Joseph's volleyball teams take a picture together in their coordinated black-and-teal shirts and jerseys in support of coach Maria Gonzalez.

Local volleyball programs support Woodlawn coach Maria Gonzalez, cancer awareness

A large crowd of familiar faces past and present packed the Woodlawn High gymnasium Monday as the volleyball team and opponent St. Joseph's warmed up in coordinated black-and-teal shirts representing "Team Maria." The event was the latest in an impressive show of support for Panthers coach Maria Gonzalez in her...
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Jay'veon Haynes runs vs. Liberty (Game ChangeHerz Media)

Woodlawn powers past Liberty Magnet, 38-7, behind three Jay’veon Haynes touchdowns

Woodlawn High got going on the ground Friday and got back on track for the season in the process. Senior running back Jay'veon Haynes scored a season-high three rushing touchdowns before halftime as the Panthers (3-4, 1-1) ran past District 4-5A opponent Liberty Magnet (1-5, 0-2) for the 38-7 road...
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Woodlawn coach Marcus Randall

Woodlawn stalls, Zachary runs away in the second half, 33-6

A slew of untimely penalties stalled Woodlawn High's attempts to build upon an early lead Thursday until Zachary finally ran away with a big second-half. The visiting Broncos scored 33 unanswered, led by three rushing touchdowns, to top the host Panthers, 33-6, in the nationally televised matchup. "I feel like...
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