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Alyson Habetz Wants to Play Baseball (1987)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Crowley, Acadia Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1987-04-17

Duration: 00:04:51

Subjects: Louisiana High School Athletic Association | High school athletes | Sports | Baseball players | Women


  • Hinton, Rob Host
  • Roedts, Lynda Reporter
  • Lewis, Brad Speaker
  • Habetz, Alyson Interviewee
  • LeBlanc, Charles Speaker
  • Habetz, Leonard Interviewee
  • Wyatt, Brent Interviewee
  • Daigle, Duke Interviewee
  • Gaspard, Donnie Interviewee
  • Habetz, Diana Interviewee


This segment from the April 17, 1987, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Lynda Roedts’ report on the Louisiana High School Athletic Association’s (LHSAA) decision not to allow Alyson Habetz, a freshman at Notre Dame High School in Crowley, to play on her school’s baseball team. Roedts reports that United States District Court Judge Frank Polozola did not grant an injunction to allow Habetz to play. Her report includes highlights of the recent LHSAA meeting, including comments by Brad Lewis, LHSAA attorney, and Charles LeBlanc, the principal at Notre Dame. Roedts also interviews: Alyson Habetz; Leonard Habetz, her father; Brent Wyatt, baseball player; Duke Daigle, baseball player; Donnie Gaspard, baseball coach; and Diana Habetz, her mother. Host: Rob Hinton