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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 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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Woodlawn DB Dezaray ‘DJ’ Delmore Jr. Commits to SEMO Football Entering Senior Season

The Woodlawn High football team continued to celebrate good news Thursday with its fourth college commitment leading up to the season. Dezaray “D.J.” Delmore Jr. pledged to Southeast Missouri State’s 2023 recruiting class. “I wanted to make the decision because I felt like it was the right decision for me,”...
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Woodlawn QB Rickie Collins staying home with LSU commitment

Rickie Collins #reconsidered last week, and now he’s staying home. Woodlawn High’s senior quarterback announced Wednesday evening his commitment to LSU in the midst of an overflowing Mason’s Grill just 1.5 miles up Jefferson Highway from school. "It's just a blessing to be able to say I can play in...
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Rickie Collins, Jordan Matthews Scheduled for Historic Commitment Announcements

Two Woodlawn seniors will announce during the next six days their commitments to sign scholarship offers with two of the nation's premier college programs. Both announcements will be broadcast live via the school's YouTube channel. "I think it's a big deal for the program obviously now to be getting a...
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2022-2023 Lady Panther Volleyball Team Announced

After a week of try-outs held in the Woodlawn High School gym, the coaching staff of the Lady Panther Volleyball Team has released the names of the members of the 2022-2023 Volleyball Team. Congratulations to the following student-athletes have made the team: Krystel Amo, Sophomore Bree Blankenship, Sophomore Kelis Conley,...
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Carolina Alvarado Provides Panthers with First Powerlifting Title

Senior Carolina Alvarado has brought the first State Championship in the sport of Powerlifting to Woodlawn High School. The Panthers have participated in Powerlifting for less than a decade, but Panther lifters have consistently qualified for the State Meet. However, no lifter has been able to be crowned State Champion...
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Rickie Collins and Marcus Randall Awarded Top District Honors

After finishing the regular season with a 5-4 record, including a 4-1 district mark and the District 5-5A Championship, the Woodlawn players were recognized by district coaches. Seventeen players were named to the first or second teams. In addition to these selections, Quarterback Rickie Collins and Head Coach Marcus Randall...
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Panthers Move to Second Round

For the first time since 2010, the Panther football team is moving to the second round of the LHSAA playoffs. The 13th seeded Panthers defeated Natchitoches Central by the score of 42-14, cruising into their second round contest versus Destrehan. Natchitoches Central struck first, marching 72 yards in 7 plays...
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