(Updated Tuesday) Haughton advances to championship round of Dixie O-Zone state tournament


The Haughton All-Stars advanced to the championship round of the Dixie Youth 12 O-Zone State Tournament with a 10-0 victory over the Bossier All-Stars on Tuesday at the Shreveport Dixie Complex.

Haughton, which has won three straight elimination games, faces undefeated Shreveport at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday. Haughton must defeat Shreveport twice to win the title. Bossier finished the tournament 2-2.

Haughton’s Logan Carmack didn’t allow a hit in the five-inning game. He struck out seven. He also went 2-for-2 with three RBI and ended the game with a home run.

Chase Keith had a two-run home run. Haughton turned double plays in the fourth and fifth innings.


The Bossier All-Stars suffered their first loss in the Dixie Youth 12 O-Zone state tournament Sunday night, falling to Shreveport at the Shreveport Dixie Complex.

Bossier faces Haughton in an elimination game at 5:30 Monday. Haughton has won two games in the losers’ bracket since falling to Pineville in the first round. Haughton defeated East Ouachita 18-8 and West Monroe 7-5.

Haughton’s Ryan Rimmer hit the game’s only home run against East Ouachita in the bottom of the fourth. Chase Keith and Jacob Hernandez pitched.

Keith hit two home runs against West Monroe, including a two-run shot. Dakota Delahoussaye also had a home run. Hunter Tolbert started on the mound. Logan Carmack relieved him in the fifth.

The Haughton-Bossier winner advances to the championship round against the Shreveport-Pineville winners. If Shreveport wins, Haughton or Bossier will have to beat Shreveport twice to win the title.


The Bossier City All-Stars advanced to the winners’ bracket finals of the Dixie Youth 12 O-Zone State Tournament with a 6-1 victory over West Monroe on Saturday at the Shreveport Dixie Complex.

Bossier City’s Harrison Waxley allowed just one hit in five innings and struck out six. Dylan Procell didn’t allow a hit in the final inning.

Waxley and Procell both had RBI singles. Kynner Miller also had a hit. Hayden Smith, Keegan Lehr and Nathan Fielder all had RBIs.

Taking advantage of some West Monroe mistakes, Bossier City scored four runs in the second inning for a 5-0 lead.


The Bossier All-Stars had a good run in the Dixie Youth Baseball 9-under Region III World Series in Searcy, Ark.

Bossier went 4-0 in pool play, defeating Pottsboro, Texas, 6-5, Texarkana, Ark., 19-1, Kosciusko, Miss., 4-2 and Searcy, Ark. Bossier fell to Pottsboro in the first round of bracket play on Sunday.

Members of the team are Maddox Cockerham, Tyler Rich, Ashton Ross, Alan Sepeda, Gamble Harvill, Harper Delcomyn, Everett Jacobson, Colton Smith, Drew Robinson, Colton Stratton, Andrew Sharp and Bo Carter.
The head coach is Casey Robinson. Assistants are Brian Cockerham and Steve Harvill.

The Bossier City All-Stars defeated the Vernon Americans 8-3 in the first round of the Dixie Youth Baseball 12-under O-Zone State Tournament on Friday at the Shreveport Dixie Complex.

The Haughton All-Stars fell to District 8 champion Pineville 6-2 in the first round.

Bossier City trailed Vernon 3-2 after the third inning then took the lead for good on Coleman Beeson’s three-run home run in the of the fourth. Bossier City added three more in the top of the fifth on Carson Carey’s three-run homer.

Steven Gilbreath also homered. Harrison Waxley went 2-for-3. Noble Means, Caleb Hemmings, Kynner Miller, Triston Hargrave and Keegan Lehr had hits.

— Russell Hedges, rhedges@bossierpress.com