High school athletics: A Salute to Coaches

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The Bossier Press-Tribune presents A Salute to Coaches. While we believe every head and assistant coach deserves to be celebrated for their hard work and dedication, this salute recognizes coaches whose teams excelled in district and state competition in 2018-19.

Football
Jason Brotherton, Haughton
District 1-5A runner-up
9-3 season
Reynolds Moore, Benton
District 1-4A runner-up

Volleyball
Regina Digilormo, Airline
District 1, Division I champion

Justin Ginn, Haughton
District 1, Division II champion

Boys cross country
Eva Burley, Airline
District 1-5A champion, Region I-5A champion

Taylor Freeman, Benton
District 1-4A champion

Girls cross country
Kent Falting, Parkway
District 1-5A champion
Region I-5A champion

Swimming
Cindi Poole, Benton
Division II girls 13th place
Division II boys 13th place
Individual state champion

Wrestling
Emmett Beggs, Parkway
Division II state champion

Boys soccer
Bryan George, Benton
District 1-II runner-up Division II quarterfinalist
Orlando Medellin, Bossier
District 1-III runner-up

Girls soccer
Shelley McMillian, Parkway
District 1-II co-champion
Division II quarterfinalist

Baseball
David George, Parkway
District 1-5A champion
Class 5A semifinalist
JD Stephens, Benton
District 1-4A champion Class 4A semifinalist

Girls basketball
Mary Ward, Benton
District 1-4A co-champion
Class 4A runner-up

Boys basketball
Nick Bohanan, Bossier
District 1-4A champion
Class 4A runner-up

Girls bowling
Tracy Jenkins, Parkway
District 2 champion, 12-0 season
Michael Sampognaro, Benton
District 1 champion

Boys bowling
Pam Faulkner, Haughton
District 2 champion, 10-1 season
Aaron Finimore, Airline
District 2 runner-up, 10-1 season
Michael Sampognaro, Benton
District 1 champion

Tennis
Jon Johnson, Parkway
Division I third place
Girls doubles champion

Softball
Regina Digilormo, Airline
District 1-5A champion
Class 5A semifinalist

Golf
Tim Cram, Benton
District 1-4A champion
Division II third place

Girls track and field
Scott Reeder, Benton
District 1-4A champion
Kent Falting, Parkway
District 1-5A runner-up

Boys track and field
Seth Stowell, Airline
District 1-5A champion
Scott Reeder, Benton
District 1-4A champion

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In his second year as head coach, Nick Bohanan guided the Bossier Bearkats to the District 1-4A boys basketball championship. Bossier went 32-4 and was the Class 4A state runner-up.
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David George guided Parkway to the its first District 1-5A championship. The Panthers finished 31-6 and advanced to the Class 5A semifinals.
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Parkway head coach Emmett Beggs lifts Trey Fontenot after Fontenot’s victory in the 120-pound class in the state wrestling tournament. Beggs guided the Panthers to the Division II state championship.
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Jason Brotherton guided Haughton to a 9-3 record, the parish’s best. The Bucs finished tied for second in District 1-5A and advanced to the second round of the Class 5A playoffs.
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Mary Ward led Benton to the District 1-4A girls basketball co-championship. The Lady Tigers went 34-4 and finished as the Class 4A state runner-up.
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Regina Digilormo coached Airline to both the District 1, Division I volleyball championship and District 1-5A softball title. Airline became the first Bossier Parish school to win a volleyball playoff game. The softball team finished 28-4 and reached the Class 5A semifinals.
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Reynolds Moore guided Benton to the runner-up spot in District 1-5A football. The Tigers’ only district loss was to undefeated champion Northwood, 28-27, at Northwood.
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Justin Ginn guided Haughton to the District 1, Division II volleyball championship.
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Bryan George (right) guided Benton to the runner-up spot in District 1, Division II boys soccer. The Tigers reached the quarterfinals of the playoffs for the first time in school history.
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Shelley McMillian guided Parkway to the District 1-II girls soccer co-championship and the quarterfinals of the playoffs.
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Kent Falting led Parkway to the District 1-5A cross country championship and second place in outdoor track and field. He was also the faculty head coach for the District 1-II co-champion girls soccer team.