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.

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Our Panther Bowling team had matches against both Scotlandville and Catholic High this week. While they fell to Catholic on Tuesday with a final score of 19-8, they rallied for an impressive win against Scotlandville on Wednesday.

Seniors John Cador and Keylen Sonnier bowled a 268 and 227, respectively, and sophomore Henry Bratkowski bowled a 212. 

With a final score of 27-0, the Panthers moved to 2-1 for the season thus far.

Next up for Bowling: Our bowling team is gearing up for two matches next week – Zachary on the 5th and Liberty on the 8th. Both matches will be bowled at All Star Lanes beginning at 3:15 pm. 

Girls’ Basketball

Both our JV and varsity Lady Panthers Basketball teams brought home big district 4-5A wins against Scotlandville and Zachary last week. 

On Tuesday, the JV team scored 32 points to the Lady Hornets’ 24. Junior Mya Montgomery led the team with 10 points. Freshman Layla Turner was close behind with 9. The varsity team dominated with a final score of 58-24. The team was led by two juniors; Amijah Price was the top scorer with 17 points, and McKenzi Haynes followed with 10 points. 

On Friday, the varsity Lady Panthers defeated Zachary with a final score of 60-46. The team was led by senior Ranya Smith (17 points, 14 rebounds) and junior Amijah Price (10 assists, 9 points, 8 steals, and 7 rebounds). 

Our Lady Panthers are now ranked #5 in Division I Select power rankings, with records of 3-0 in district and 21-8 overall.    

Next up for Girls’ Basketball: The Lady Panther JV and varsity teams are on the road to play Liberty on the 7th. The JV game is scheduled to start at 5:30. The winner of that game will be ranked 1st in district. 

On Friday, our girls will be at home for their senior night games against St. Joseph’s Academy. Games start at 5 pm. 

Boys’ Basketball

Our varsity and JV Panther basketball teams both defeated White Castle on the road last week. Our varsity team battled to a 68-61 win.

Both teams fought hard in high-intensity games against Madison Prep on Wednesday, but ultimately faced defeat. The JV team lost 66-36 and varsity lost 56-42.

On Friday, our freshman, JV, and varsity teams played challenging district games against Zachary. Unfortunately, all 3 teams came up short. The varsity team lost 69-48.

Next up for Boys’ Basketball: The Panthers play at home on the 6th in a JV/Varsity doubleheader against Liberty, scheduled to start at 6:00 pm. On the 9th, the boys are away at Catholic High for Freshman/JV/Varsity games at 5:30 pm.

Girls’ Soccer

The Lady Panthers Soccer team finished their season last week with an unfortunate loss to St. Amant on Monday. 

With a final score of 8-0, the team finished with a record of 7-9-1. This record demonstrates impressive growth and development from their record of 1-16-1 last season.

Boys’ Soccer

Our Panthers soccer team played a first round playoff game at Dutchtown last Friday. 

Dutchtown was ranked #4 to Woodlawn’s #29. While they eventually lost 2-0, ending their season, the team held undefeated Dutchtown to a 0-0 score at the half. Dutchtown’s first goal was scored with 10 minutes left in the game and the final goal came on a corner kick a few minutes later.

The boys finished their season with an 8-4-6 record and didn’t give up without a fight.

Indoor Track

The indoor track team competed at LSU’s Carl Maddox Fieldhouse on Saturday in the Last Chance Qualifier meet. 

Juniors Caleb Cooper and Jay’Cob Jolla ran the 60 meter race. Jolla ran a 7.28 and Cooper ran a 7.10, landing him in 10th place. Cooper will represent Woodlawn at the state meet.

Jolla and junior Keylen Sonnier competed in the long jump as well. Jolla jumped 19’ 2.75”, while Sonnier jumped 17’ 10.75”. 

Junior Kydell Miner and senior Darius Chesterfield both ran the 400 meter race. Miner ran a 53.99 and Chesterfield ran a 54.49. 

Sophomore Melody St. Luce ran the 400 and 800 meter races with times of 1:06.11 and 2:50.42, respectively. 

Senior Alex Collins and freshman Raheem Gray both represented Woodlawn in the boys shot put. Gray’s best throw was 42’ 1.25”, while Collins threw 47’11.25”. Collins’ throw landed him in 7th place, qualifying him for the state meet. 

Sophomore Brianna Graham and junior A’Tyli Freeman represented in the girls shot put. Graham threw a 27’ 6”.

Woodlawn’s 4×200 meter relay team consisted of Caleb Cooper, senior Couran Norman, Keylen Sonnier, and Jay’Cob Jolla. The team ran an impressive 1:33.55, landing them in 5th place. 

Our 4×400 relay team consisted of Jolla, Darius Chesterfield, D’kobe Chesterfield, and Kydell Miner. They ran a 3:37.13, landing them in 8th place.

Next up for Indoor Track: The State Indoor meet will be held at LSU on February 17th. Woodlawn will be represented by Caleb Cooper in the 60m, Alex Collins in the shot put, and both relay teams. 

Spring Sports Practice Underway

Our tennis, outdoor track, baseball, and softball teams have begun practicing in preparation for the spring season. Tennis begins its season on the 6th with matches against Walker starting at 3 pm at Highland Road Tennis Center. 

Our softball team’s jamboree will be played on the road this Friday against Brusly, while our JV baseball team will play a pre-season scrimmage at Lutcher on Thursday at 5.