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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Four Panther bowlers competed in the 2024 LHSAA State Singles Tournament at All-Star Lanes on Friday, April 5th. 

Three Woodlawn student-athletes, Henry Bratkowski, John Cador, and Keylen Sonnier, represented the Panthers in the boys’ competition. 

Bratkowski led the Panthers with a three game average of 191.3. Cador followed closely with a 190.3 average over three games. Sonnier finished with a three game average of 150.7.

Aubrey Bratkowski was the lone female bowler to represent Woodlawn, and she had the highest finish of the day for the Panthers. She completed her three games with a 171.7 average, which was good enough to finish in 18th place in the state.


Our Panther tennis team traveled to Lutcher High School on Monday, March 25th for a dual match versus the Bulldogs. Our boys’ and girls’ teams both came away from the match undefeated. 

On the boys’ side, Jacob Aime and Sam Marino defeated their first court opponents after splitting sets. Woodlawn came away with the win, 6-3, 3-6, 1-0. Ryan Russell and Devin Sutor-Benfield secured the Panther win for the boys with their win on the second court, 7-5, 0-6, 1-0.

Unlike the boys, our girls team came away with three relatively easy wins. The first court doubles team of Lily Ingalls and Amelie Lemaire defeated their opponents 6-0, 6-2. Our second court, which consisted of Krystel Amo and Miriam Lindsay, defeated their opponents 6-0, 6-0. And finally, our third court of Wesley Porter and Kate Russell came away with a 7-6, 6-0 win.

On Wednesday, our Panthers were back at Highland Road Park to face East Ascension. Our Lady Panthers defeated the Spartans three courts to two, while the boys were only able to win one of four matches.

While our Lady Panthers dropped both singles matches, all three doubles courts came away with the wins for the second straight playing date. Ingalls and Lemaire (6-1, 6-0), Amo and Lindsay (6-0, 6-0), and Russell and Malaiya Johnson (7-6, 6-4) all were victorious. 

Levi Lindsay was the only Panther to come away with a win for the boys, defeating EA’s first court singles player 6-0, 6-0.

Next up for Tennis: The Panther tennis teams will play St. Michael on the 8th and Denham Springs on the 9th. Both matches will start at 3 pm at Highland Road Tennis Center.


Our track team competed in the Red and Gold Relays at Brusly on the 27th, with our boys’ team coming in second overall. Sophomore Liam Dowdy placed first in the 3200 meter race, our boys’ 4×400 relay team (Couren Norman, D’Kobe Chesterfield, Jay’Cob Jolla, Darius Chesterfield) placed second, and our 4×800 relay team (Brennen Lamotte, Liam Dowdy, Ashton Spears, Harlom Turner) came in first. 

Additionally, our sprint medley 800 (Jay’Cob Jolla, Couren Norman, Darius Chesterfield, D’Kobe Chesterfield) and 1600 (Couren Norman, Jay’Cob Jolla, Darius Chesterfield, Kydell Miner) meter relay teams both came in first place.

In the throws, senior Alex Collins placed second in the shot put, senior Khamory Gipson placed first in the discus, senior D’Kobe Chesterfield placed first in the javelin, and junior Brennen Lamotte placed third in the javelin. 

On the 4th, the team competed in the Easter Relays at Live Oak, and the boys’ team came in second overall. Juniors Jay’Cob Jolla and Caleb Cooper placed first and second in the boys’ 100 meter dash, respectively and sophomore Cayden Randall placed first in the 200 meter. For the girls, sophomore Mellody St. Luce placed second in the 800 meter race. 

Our 4×200 and 4×400 boys’ teams placed first, while our 4×800 team placed second. 

In the shot put, Alex Collins and Raheem Gray placed first and second, respectively. Khamory Gipson came first in the discus, and Jay’cob Jolla came first in the long jump. 

All times and distances can be found at https://www.athletic.net/team/18332/track-and-field-outdoor/2024

Next up for Track: Our track team will host a JV meet on the 9th and will compete in the Grizzly Relays at Catholic High on the 11th. 


On the 26th, the Panthers began district play against Zachary, resulting in a 14-1 loss. The following day, they rallied for a 9-6 win against Madison Prep. 

Unfortunately, spring break saw a string of losses for the Panthers. The team played Zachary again on the 28th and lost 15-1. They also fell to Liberty in 2 nail-biter games on the 1st (12-10) and the 3rd (5-4). Lastly, in a double-header against Catholic on Saturday, the Panthers lost 15-2 and 10-0. 

Next up for Baseball: Our baseball team will play a double-header at Central on the 8th at 4 and 6 pm. On the 11th, the team will play Scotlandville at home at 3:30 pm. They will then travel to Scotlandville on the 12th to play them again at 3:30. In their last regular season game, the team will travel to Catholic Pointe Coupee on the 13th for a game starting at 2 pm.


The Lady Panther softball team played Central on the 25th and faced an unfortunate 19-0 shut out. On the 26th, the team fell 20-1 to Zachary. 

Spring break saw the Lady Panthers on an incredible winning streak against Liberty (16-0), White Castle (8-7), Northeast (17-5, 15-3), and East St. John (18-8). 

Next up for Softball: The Lady Panther softball team will play their last regular season game against Tara at home on the 9th at 4 pm.