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Stephen P. Norgress  The Livingston Parish News

Stephen P. Norgress, 74, of Deland, Florida, passed away on Friday, Sept. 6, 2019. He was born on March 3, 1945 in Baton Rouge, LA, to Lewis A and Eleanor.

LSU jumps Ohio State in recruiting rankings  247Sports

LSU jumped back in front of Ohio State to the No. 3 spot in the 247Sports Team Recruiting Rankings after Koy Moore committed Saturday evening.

SOFTBALL | Live Oak relieves duties of long-time head softball coach Michelle Morris  The Livingston Parish News

WATSON – Michelle Morris, longtime a fixture with Live Oak High's softball program – both as a player and coach – was relieved her duties as the school's ...

Louisiana high school softball coach let go after reaching playoffs in 14 of 16 seasons  USA TODAY High School Sports

One of the most long-tenured high school softball coaches in the state of Louisiana was told she would not be retained despite a long track record of success, ...

Live Oak High's Colby Badeaux, Tyler Jordan win Bassmaster High School Eastern Open  The Advocate

Even bass as far away as South Carolina's Lake Hartwell celebrated Mardi Gras weekend, and a couple of Livingston Parish youngsters knew how to spread ...

Skills, size help DL Jalen Lee make history as Live Oak's first commitment to LSU  The Advocate

WATSON — Live Oak High football head coach Brett Beard has directed the Eagles to several of the program's milestones, but there was one it reached in June ...

One year after opening, Live Oak Junior High expands technology at school, opens computer lab  The Livingston Parish News

WATSON -- More than a year after officially opening its doors for the first time, life has settled in at Live Oak Junior High.

FOOTBALL | Recruiting interest in Live Oak's Lee growing in scope after offer from Florida  The Livingston Parish News

WATSON – The sight of college football recruiters making their way to Live Oak High School's campus is not uncommon.

Live Oak High cheerleaders honored for latest national championship victory  The Advocate

LIVINGSTON — The Live Oak High School cheerleaders have won their third national championship in four years, and the school board recognized them for ...

Livingston Sports Roundup for July 4, 2019  The Advocate

For some, the summer is a chance to get away to the beach or simply take it easy around the house.

FOOTBALL | Scholarship offer from LSU continues wave of recruiting momentum for Live Oak's Lee  The Livingston Parish News

WATSON – The sight of LSU football coach Ed Orgeron on campus Thursday at Live Oak High School created quite a buzz among administrators, faculty and ...

Live Oak, Denham club members find joy in providing Christmas gifts for teens  The Advocate

DENHAM SPRINGS — Some teenagers in the Denham Springs area had Christmas gifts this year thanks to Key Club members from Live Oak and Denham ...

BOYS SOCCER | Live Oak's defense, Bryant's goal add up to Eagles fourth consecutive victory  The Livingston Parish News

WATSON – Don't look know but Live Oak's boys soccer team is trending in a direction that's conducive toward reaching a program milestone.

Live Oak High breaks ground on new baseball-softball complex  WAFB

Live Oak High School just broke ground on a new baseball-softball complex, and Livingston Parish Public Schools should begin construction on the $6.8 million ...

BASEBALL-SOFTBALL | Live Oak celebrates announcement of new $6.8 million complex on horizon  The Livingston Parish News

WATSON – When school officials decided on a vision for an on-campus complex at Live Oak High School to house the school's baseball and softball programs, ...

BASEBALL | Walker at Live Oak  The Livingston Parish News

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Live Oak pounds West Feliciana in 35-0 win  The Advocate

WATSON — You could see the smirk on Les Miles' face Friday night at Live Oak High School. The former LSU coach was there in support of his daughter ...

BASEBALL | Start of summer baseball begins today with Denham Springs Wood Bat Tournament  The Livingston Parish News

DENHAM SPRINGS – The summer baseball season gets underway this afternoon with the 2019 Denham Springs Wood Bat Tournament taking place at four ...

New Live Oak High opens | Communities  The Advocate

The long-awaited new Live Oak High School in Watson will open its doors to students Monday, just in time for the last week of the semester and final exams.

FOOTBALL 2018 | Live Oak not satisfied after making historical quarterfinal run; seeks even greater heights  The Livingston Parish News

WATSON – It was a scene Live Oak wide receiver Grant Richardson won't soon forget.

Livingston Parish recognizes top students of the year  The Advocate

WALKER — Livingston Parish Public Schools recognized the district's top Student of the Year winners in grades 5, 8 and 12, as well as those students from each ...

BOYS SOCCER | Live Oak unable to solve Zachary, Agazzi in 3-1 road setback  The Livingston Parish News

ZACHARY – Two goals from Jacob Agazzi helped Zachary complete a 3-1 victory over Live Oak Monday night.

GIRLS SOCCER | Lady Eagles unable to maintain early edge, fall to reigning state champion Lady Cubs  The Livingston Parish News

WATSON – Live Oak's girls soccer team quickly opened the new year in much the same manner they played the last six weeks.

GIRLS BASKETBALL | Flowers helps Lady Eagles' big lead stand up to register sixth consecutive win  The Livingston Parish News

BATON ROUGE - Live Oak leading scorer Dijone Flowers sat out more than three minutes in the fourth quarter of the Eagles girls basketball game at St. Michael ...

Visitors with connections to NASA inspire Louisiana teachers at summer camp  The Advocate

A former astronaut and a potential future astronaut joined a rocket engineer Thursday to check on 200 teachers learning how to improve their craft, particularly in ...

BASKETBALL | Increase in energy level, balanced scoring result in Jackets' 38-32 win over Eagles  The Livingston Parish News

BATON ROUGE – Denham Springs guard C.J. Johnson attributed his team's performance in a 38-32 victory Monday over Live Oak to a greater amount of ...

6 Live Oak High School students arrested, charged with terrorizing  WBXH

On January 16, 2014, a Livingston Parish School Resource Officer assigned to Live Oak High School learned that several students were involved in what ...

Live Oak High School breaks ground on new baseball-softball complex  The Advocate

WATSON — Livingston Parish public school officials and community leaders gathered Sept. 12 to break ground on a new baseball-softball complex at Live Oak ...

BOYS BASKETBALL | Belaire rallies from early deficit to defeat Live Oak and spoil its Senior Night  The Livingston Parish News

WATSON - Behind a scoring eruption from guard Isaiah Johnson, the Belaire Bengals rallied from an early double-digit deficit and ruined Senior Night at Live ...

SIGNING DAY | Live Oak catcher Leiva signs to continue her career at West Florida  The Livingston Parish News

WATSON -- On the outside, it was overcast, cold, and dreary, but inside Live Oak High School's library, nothing but the warmest and welcoming smiles could be ...

GIRLS BASKETBALL | Lady Eagles unable to sustain fast start; splits games in DSHS team camp  The Livingston Parish News

DENHAM SPRINGS - After a strong first half powered by Dijone Flowers, Live Oak fell victim to a second half surge from Biloxi, Miss. and dropped Thursday's ...

FOOTBALL | Live Oak rinses out bad taste of past two weeks with 30-0 shutout win over Belaire  The Livingston Parish News

WATSON – There was an obvious gleam in the eyes of Live Oak's players, a distinct bounce in their step following Thursday's 30-0 District 4-5A victory over ...

Live Oak coach: Success requires a process to develop young men  The Livingston Parish News

DENHAM SPRINGS – “Trust the process,” was Live Oak High football coach Brett Beard's explanation for the success his Eagles have had in his three years in ...

Denham Springs and Live Oak High Schools face off on field they share  WBRZ

DENHAM SPRINGS - Two bitter high school rivals faced off on the football field Thursday night, despite spending months in the same campus. LIke any other ...

GIRLS SOCCER | Four goals from Harrouch help fast-starting Live Oak make short work of Beau Chene  The Livingston Parish News

WATSON – It took a little under two minutes for Live Oak to score their first goal. Just a minute later, they had their second goal and the Eagles soared.

FOOTBALL | No. 7 Live Oak rallies in second half behind Hawkins' efforts to run down Mandeville  The Livingston Parish News

MANDEVILLE - Maybe seventh-ranked Live Oak got the scare it needed Friday night.

FOOTBALL | Right at home: Good season gets better for Live Oak's Lee in middle of Eagles' defense  The Livingston Parish News

WATSON – Buried beneath the low point in Live Oak's season, a 37-7 setback last Friday at Scotlandville, was the type of individual effort and production that ...

Name-calling, accusations fly at heated mosquito control debate in Livingston Parish  The Advocate

Summer is coming and with it the familiar buzz and bite of the mosquito. But a swarm of debate has greeted a proposal in two Livingston Parish Council districts ...

Southern Muscle American Car & Truck Club makes $8000 donation to REACH Club  The Livingston Parish News

A group of car lovers gave an inclusionary club at Live Oak High School quite the holiday gift.

Livingston school calendar for 2019-20 proposed  The Livingston Parish News

LIVINGSTON – The Livingston Parish School Board has a draft proposal of the school calendar for the 2019-20 academic year.

Proposed mosquito abatement program in Livingston Parish fails vote  WAFB

To spray or not to spray... the heated debate over mosquito control in parts of Livingston Parish ended when the proposal failed in the May 4 election.

New Live Oak Junior High to open this week

Seventh and eighth grade students in the Live Oak community will attend a new, but somewhat familiar, campus come their first day of school on August 9.

CROSS COUNTRY | Statewide rankings  The Livingston Parish News

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FOOTBALL | Live Oak defense produces another sterling effort with number of new starters  The Livingston Parish News

WATSON – It took nearly a half into Live Oak's season-opening game with Woodlawn to test a new-look defense that was complete with six new starters.

Live Oak High celebrates AP Scholars  The Livingston Parish News

Live Oak High School celebrated the success of their AP Scholars and students who scored a 5 on their AP exam last May at a breakfast on September 18, ...

Jalen Lee wants to bring national championship to LSU  247Sports

Live Oak defensive tackle Jalen Lee broke down why he committed to LSU on Wednesday.

WRESTLING | 'State championship or bust': Live Oak embraces sizable expectations for this season  The Livingston Parish News

WATSON – By his own admission, Live Oak wrestling coach Chris Collier didn't think anybody could catch Teurlings Catholic and Parkway among the leaders ...

Live Oak High Key Club rings in Christmas season with Salvation Army kettles  The Advocate

WATSON — The Live Oak High School Key Club literally rang in the Christmas season Dec. 1 by participating in the Salvation's Army Red Kettle Bell Ringing at ...

Live Oak students, Watson residents participate in La. Marathon  The Advocate

Fifty-eight Live Oak High School students and Watson-area residents participated in the Louisiana Marathon held earlier this month in Baton Rouge.

HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS | Livingston Parish sports in review, a look ahead  The Livingston Parish News

Denham Springs High's Ellie Denton competes in the fifth heat of the girls 100-yard freestyle during the Capital City Swim League meet on Saturday. The Lady ...

FOOTBALL | Live Oak's second-half turnaround behind Hawkins? Beard: 'It was time to ride the bull'  The Livingston Parish News

WATSON – Live Oak football coach Brett Beard broke it down in the simplest of terms.

Live Oak High principal promoted, Students of the Year honored  The Advocate

May 7 was a banner night for the Live Oak school district as the superintendent presented two of three parishwide Student of the Year Awards to youths in the ...

Juliet Harrison  The Livingston Parish News

Juliet Harrison, a lifelong resident of Denham Springs, went home to our Lord on Friday, Oct. 5, 2018, at the age of 66. Born July 1, 1952, Juliet was a.

A Louisiana Young Hero from LaSAS  KALB News

Every year Louisiana Public Broadcasting and Rotary of Baton Rouge search for outstanding students throughout the state who work to make their communities ...

FOOTBALL | Live Oak can't withstand second half Scotlandville explosion, falls 37-7  The Livingston Parish News

BATON ROUGE - Going into halftime, Scotlandville was clinging to a narrow one-touchdown lead over Live Oak.

VOLLEYBALL | Lady Eagles open season in convincing fashion with sweep over parish rival Lady Cats  The Livingston Parish News

WALKER - Live Oak's season began with an emphatic exclamation point in Tuesday night's clean sweep of Walker with a 25-18, 25-9, 25-20 victory.

Coming Up! | Coming Up  The Livingston Parish News

Thursday, May 9. Sunny-Side Up Book Club. The Watson Library Sunny-Side Up Inspirational Book Club reads uplifting fiction and sometimes nonfiction that ...

BOYS SOCCER | Statewide rankings  The Livingston Parish News

Here are the latest statewide rankings released Monday by the Louisiana High School Soccer Coaches Association. First-place votes are in parenthesis, total ...

Graduates: Live Oak High School | Communities  The Advocate

Live Oak High School in Watson held commencement ceremonies at 2 p.m. May 23 at Southeastern Louisiana University. GRADUATES: Kacie Elizabeth Adams ...

School shootings spurred Livingston Parish sheriff's quest for tax to put deputies in schools  The Advocate

The gunfire was 1400 miles away, but the impact hit hard for Julian Whittington, sheriff of Bossier Parish.

Live Oak Junior High opens with fully refurbished campus  WBRZ

Seventh and eighth grade students in the Live Oak community will attend a new, but somewhat familiar, campus come their first day of school.

OUTDOORS | Rookie pro bass angler Ebare feels relaxed awaiting FLW Cup, the next big challenge of his career  The Livingston Parish News

As a boy, Dakota Ebare drove a three-wheeler towing a utility trailer and small, two-man boat with the intent to go after bass living in every pit, gravel pond or.

GIRLS SOCCER | Expectations change for Lady Eagles who have adapted their play along the way  The Livingston Parish News

WATSON – A month into his tenure Live Oak girls soccer coach, Kraig Zeller has witnessed enough success to reconsider his outlook on the young season.

Live Oak High sophomore merges two passions in '1776'  The Advocate

Layla Meng is that rare combination of teen Revolutionary War buff and avid talented theater participant.

BOYS SOCCER | Statewide preseason rankings  The Livingston Parish News

Boys preseason statewide soccer rankings as selected by the Louisiana High School Soccer Coaches Association.

Flooding devastated Livingston Parish, but no flood-related fatalities reported  The Advocate

Rescue efforts continued throughout Livingston Parish on Sunday, as the devastation poured southeast from Denham Springs to Walker and Port Vincent, where ...

GIRLS SOCCER | Carlos reaches career milestone with 100th goal while Lady Eagles secure district title  The Livingston Parish News

WATSON – It was the perfect scenario. Senior Alicia Carlos reached a career milestone – scoring the 100th goal of her career with a hat trick – while helping to ...

Livingston school safety tax that'd put officers on campuses fails by big margin  The Advocate

Voters in Livingston Parish on Tuesday rejected a permanent sales tax increase that would have paid for the placement of law enforcement officers at all public ...

FOOTBALL 2018 | District 4-5A coaches unanimous that Zachary's the one; league's the state's toughest  The Livingston Parish News

During the time when he was an assistant at East St. John, Bill Conides got a front-row seat to one of the state's best Class 5A districts.

BOYS BASKETBALL | Gut-wrenching! Eagles unable to connect on shot at buzzer, fall to Broncos, 63-62  The Livingston Parish News

ZACHARY – The Live Oak Eagles dominated the early part of the fourth quarter against the Zachary Broncos and turned an 11-point deficit into a four-point lead ...

Livingston school resource officer tax: Here's how your money would be spent  The Advocate

Livingston Parish Sheriff Jason Ard's rough plan for how he would spend a half-cent sales tax targeted at hiring law enforcement officers for every school in the ...

TRACK & FIELD | Three Livingston Parish teams gearing up for District 4-5A meet  The Livingston Parish News

Livingston Parish's District 4-5A track and field coaches know it will likely be an uphill climb in an effort to unseat Zachary as the boys' and girls' champion ...

'Double Whammy': Live Oak defensive coordinator Smith endures colon cancer; overcomes flood damage  The Livingston Parish News

WATSON – The next time Live Oak's Brian Smith makes a trip to the doctor for testing of the colon cancer that first struck nearly two years ago, it will.

The Livingston Parish News: Laine Hardy is on to the finale, ‘Chalk Day’ and more

Here is your Monday Livingston Parish News: THE TASTE OF SUCCESS | Fifth grade school switch set Daniel Wendt on path of opportunity and excellence.

They don't wear capes, but these young Baton Rouge men sure know how to be heroes  The Advocate

To those who know them, 16-year-old Jamone Williams and 15-year-old Ryan Smith have long been heroes. Williams helps the homeless, volunteers at the ...

VOLLEYBALL | Three of four parish teams ready for next stage of competition in jamborees next two days  The Livingston Parish News

Live Oak's volleyball team hasn't played a meaningful match yet and already the Lady Eagles have reached regular-season confidence levels.

Livingston Parish Band Directors' Association announces junior high, high school honor bands  The Livingston Parish News

Nearly 200 students from across the parish were selected for the 2017-2018 Livingston Parish junior high and high school honor bands.

LSU lands commitment from 4-star in-state DT Jalen Lee  USA TODAY High School Sports

Jalen Lee committed to LSU on Wednesday, marking the second 4-star defensive tackle to pick the Tigers in as many days.

Fishing teams from 2 Oconee schools headed to national championship tourney  Online Athens

Two high school bass fishing teams qualified for the National Championship tournament during a fishing tournament held earlier this month on Lake Hartwell.

FOOTBALL: Walker High's Thomas leaving, accepts vacant head coaching position at Sulphur High  The Livingston Parish News

After becoming the school's permanent head football coach Walker High just over two months ago, Cecil Thomas is leaving the school.

Mike Detillier: The national recruiting plan for LSU  Houma Courier

In December, LSU head football coach Ed Orgeron said that the Tiger football team would take a "pivot" in recruiting.While they would always recruit Louisiana ...

Live Oak High School FBLA attends leadership conference at SLU  The Advocate

Students from Live Oak High School in Watson attended the FBLA District VI Leadership Conference at Southeastern Louisiana University on Feb. 8.

Police ID Denham Springs man fatally shot by deputy working domestic disturbance call  The Advocate

A Livingston Parish sheriff's deputy shot and killed a man early Friday after responding to a domestic disturbance call in the Watson area, according to the ...

Brett Beard staying put as the Live Oak football coach  The Livingston Parish News

With Denham Springs High's search for a new football coach to replace Dru Nettles heating up, Live Oak coach Brett Beard's name was a popular one in the ...

RECRUITING | Walker's Thomas lands LSU football offer; Flowers, Thompson offered by SLU hoops  The Livingston Parish News

Walker's Brian Thomas proved to be a quick study and talented performer in his first varsity season of basketball last season, playing a significant role in the ...

Zachary dominates Live Oak in fourth quarter to earn district win  The Advocate

If the fourth quarter is the place where district titles are won, then Zachary High School coach David Brewerton had to like what he saw in Friday night's 27-7 ...

FOOTBALL | Live Oak, Walker rely on different methods for fast starts in 7-on-7 finale  The Livingston Parish News

WATSON – It was the kind of start to their respective 7-on-7 season finales that Live Oak and Walker both wanted.

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SWIMMING | Poland, Salmon, Hirstius all record state-qualifying marks in CCSL regular-season finale  The Livingston Parish News

BATON ROUGE – Livingston Parish swimmers qualified for three of the four state swim meet events in the final regular season meet of the Capital City Swim ...

FOOTBALL | Ricard not with Wildcats for Thursday's game; says he's 'absolutely' still the team's head coach  The Livingston Parish News

Walker High football coach Lester Ricard said Thursday afternoon he was still waiting to receive confirmation whether he would coach the Wildcats against ...

COLLEGE FOOTBALL | Lions getting closer to matching Scelfo's expectations  The Livingston Parish News

HAMMOND – Southeastern Louisiana football coach Frank Scelfo has been looking for effort, execution and consistency from his team during fall camp. As the ...

FOOTBALL | Springfield shows improvement and room for work in scrimmage with Kenner Discovery  The Livingston Parish News

SPRINGFIELD – Springfield's spring football scrimmage with Kenner Discovery didn't end the way the Bulldogs would have liked, but in the grand scheme of ...

Denham Springs woman gets 22 years in prison for deadly DWI crash  The Advocate

A judge in Livingston Parish sentenced a Denham Springs woman to 22 years in prison for causing a crash that killed a Watson man in 2016, said Matthew ...

GIRLS BASKETBALL | Lady Jackets run record to 4-0 with another dominating defensive effort  The Livingston Parish News

DENHAM SPRINGS – Denham Springs junior forward Kate Thompson said it's still natural during the team's transition defense to want to fall into a matchup ...

GIRLS SOCCER | West Monroe shuts out Denham Springs, 4-0  The Livingston Parish News

DENHAM SPRINGS -- For Denham Springs girls soccer coach Layci Patterson, Thursday's 4-0 loss to West Monroe was about missed opportunities.

Live Oak Middle ready for "new school" of just fifth-, sixth-graders to begin  The Livingston Parish News

WATSON -- A crowd of fifth - and sixth-graders filled nearly all the bleachers inside of Live Oak Middle School's gymnasium when a voice came through vice ...

VOLLEYBALL | Live Oak outlasts Springfield in five-set marathon match  The Livingston Parish News

SPRINGFIELD – In listening to the opposing coaches in Thursday's Live Oak-Springfield volleyball match, it was tough to tell who won and who lost.

FOOTBALL 2017 | With start of new 2-year cycle, 4-5A teams change up non-district schedules  The Livingston Parish News

Non-district football schedules are a tricky proposition, especially for teams in a tough-as-nails district like District 4-5A.

Livingston Parish superintendent announces retirement after three years on the job  WAFB

Livingston Parish Superintendent Rick Wentzel, a native of Pickering, announced his retirement Thursday, Feb. 21 at a school board meeting.

Pam's Party Line: Volunteers in the spotlight  The Advocate

With April being National Volunteer Recognition Month, several organizations took a moment to recognize those who help make their missions successful.

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