Media Resources

Louisiana High School Athletic Association Media Policies & Procedures

Note:  Please pay close attention to the application deadlines during the credentialing process.

The goal of the Louisiana High School Athletic Association is to provide the media with a credentialing process that is easy to follow. Our objective is to provide a first class, professional environment for working media, and to provide extensive, hospitable services during state tournaments. We recognize the difficulty of covering the state championships, and we acknowledge the rights and responsibilities of bona fide media representatives as they cover and report on these events. The LHSAA appreciates the positive publicity our schools and athletes receive as a result of your work.

Only credential requests from accredited working media on specific assignment for a recognized news organization or sports publication will be honored. Credentials will not be issued to freelance writers or photographers unless requested by a recognized news organization or sports publication. Demand for credentials is high, and as such, the size and legitimacy of each media outlet requesting access will be considered on a case-by-case basis and subject to the discretion of the LHSAA.

Please note that the following policies apply only to competition conducted by the LHSAA member schools during the LHSAA championship events. Failure to comply with the following polices and procedures will result in your outlet having its credential privileges suspended by the LHSAA.

The LHSAA Championship events are a once-in-a-lifetime experience for most of the participants and as such, the LHSAA and its site management personnel must demand stricter clearance and behavioral standards.

All credentials must be worn and displayed at all times and are only to be used by full-time and/or significant part-time employees. Those employees must be 18 years or older and in a legitimate working capacity. LHSAA media credentials are not for the use of children, sponsors, friends, family, spouses, parents, or other individuals not representing a legitimate media outlet. Credentials are non-transferrable.

The deadline to apply for media credentials varies per LHSAA State Championship sporting event, check the credential application form.



Louisiana High School Athletic Association
12720 Old Hammond Hwy
Baton Rouge, LA 70816

Media Contact: Kate Adams
Media Email:
Media Phone: 225-300-4205

Sportswriters Association (LSWA) Officers

  • President: Lenny Vangilder, Crescent City Sports
  • Vice President: Raymond Partsch, Daily Iberian
  • Secretary: Bruce Brown, Lafayette Advertiser (retired)
  • Treasurer: Kent Lowe, LSU; Jason Pugh, Northwestern State
  • High School Liaison: Robin Fambrough, The Advocate-Baton Rouge

Assignments & Contacts for LSWA All-State Nominations

  • Alexandria (LaMarr Gafford, The Town Talk)
  • At-Large (Lori Lyons, The L’Obervateur)
  • Baton Rouge (Robin Fambrough, The Advocate)
  • Hammond (Josh Preston, The Daily Star)
  • Houma-Thibodaux-Morgan City (Kelly McElroy, Houma Courier)
  • Lafayette (Trey Labat, The Advertiser)
  • Lake Charles (Warren Arceneaux, American Press)
  • Monroe (Cody Futrell, Brett Hudson, The News-Star)
  • Ruston (T. Scott Boatright, Daily Leader)
  • Shreveport (Jimmy Watson, Luke Thompson, The Times)
  • For a complete listing of Districts and Classes represented by the above list click HERE and check out the last page of the pdf.

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