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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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Clayton Adams vs. St. James

Woodlawn Football prepares for Zachary High, ESPNU broadcast

Woodlawn High will welcome new District 4-5A rival Zachary High, an anticipated large crowd and a national ESPNU broadcast to campus Thursday. The highly anticipated meeting of two of Louisiana's most talented teams was always expected to be among the state's premier midseason matchups. But the full reach of the...
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Athletic Training, KinoTek

Woodlawn High, KinoTek partner to help prevent student-athlete injuries

Woodlawn High School's Athletic Training program is the first school in Louisiana to partner with Kinotek and have access to the company's new software and equipment designed to help prevent repetitive injuries to student-athletes. Randy Gonzales, the school's certified athletic trainer, and his team of student aides have started beta-testing the latest...
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Homecoming queen Skylar Winfrey and her father

Seniors Skylar Winfrey, Rickie Collins crowned Woodlawn’s homecoming queen, king

Skyler Winfrey never imagined she might be voted homecoming queen. Not even as she walked onto the field in Panther Stadium at halftime Friday during Woodlawn High's introduction of its homecoming court. But then, minutes later, came to the announcement. "I was shocked," the senior cheerleader and track athlete said...
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Woodlawn Athletics Weekly Wrap: September 26 – October 2, 2022

While the final week of September did not have as many home events as the previous week, it still seemed busier than ever. Homecoming brought it's normal festivities, along with packed stands Friday night at the football game. Volleyball, cross country, and swim were all in action as well. Tickets...
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Offensive coordinator Tramon Douglas talks to his receivers and quarterbacks

Woodlawn Football stumbles late against St. James, 30-27

Woodlawn High appeared poised early in the fourth quarter Friday to seal away a third straight victory and kick its homecoming celebration into full-gear. But visiting St. James (4-1) flipped the script with a swift comeback and left the home-standing Panthers (2-3) stunned as time expired on their attempted answer....
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Woodlawn Athletics Weekly Wrap: September 19 – September 25, 2022

The week of September 19th through September 25th proved to be one of the busiest weeks on campus this fall. The Rumble in the Jungle Volleyball Tournament hosted over a dozen teams on Friday and Saturday, and our Panther football team hosted the #1 ranked team in Class 3A on...
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Ryan Brown

Woodlawn Football wins thrilling comeback vs. E.D. White, 29-26, on late Collins-Brown TD

Ryan Brown's father, Tim, shouted from the sideline two weeks ago for the sophomore wide receiver to play so clearly well that his coaches had no choice but to keep him on the field. And as star quarterback Rickie Collins rolled to his right late Friday in need of a...
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