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  • Sports Person of the Week - Bailey Mudd

    Sports Person of the Week - Bailey Mudd

    Wednesday, June 13 2018 6:10 PM EDT2018-06-13 22:10:17 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)

    The Mudd family is no stranger to the Rodeo. Bailey and Marcie Mudd are two sisters whose interests may not be what other families are used to. And that’s roping. But the best part is they get to experience their success together. “It’s pretty amazing that I have a sister that likes to do the same things as me,” Bailey Mudd said. “She helps me a lot. She makes sure I am ready,” Marcie Mudd said. Both girls qualified for nationals this ...

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    The Mudd family is no stranger to the Rodeo. Bailey and Marcie Mudd are two sisters whose interests may not be what other families are used to. And that’s roping. But the best part is they get to experience their success together. “It’s pretty amazing that I have a sister that likes to do the same things as me,” Bailey Mudd said. “She helps me a lot. She makes sure I am ready,” Marcie Mudd said. Both girls qualified for nationals this ...

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  • Sports Person of the Week - Gavin Christ

    Sports Person of the Week - Gavin Christ

    Thursday, June 7 2018 7:42 PM EDT2018-06-07 23:42:49 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)
    Basile wrestler Gavin Christ put on a clinic in 2018, posting an undefeated 62-0 record. "It was more nerve-wracking than all of my other years because if I lost one match, then it would be the end of the junior year undefeated season," said Christ. "On the inside, it was like 'oh gosh I can't lose this match and I can't mess up.'" For his dominance, he took home the 138-pound state title and was named the Division III most outstanding wrestler. It was his t...More >>
    Basile wrestler Gavin Christ put on a clinic in 2018, posting an undefeated 62-0 record. "It was more nerve-wracking than all of my other years because if I lost one match, then it would be the end of the junior year undefeated season," said Christ. "On the inside, it was like 'oh gosh I can't lose this match and I can't mess up.'" For his dominance, he took home the 138-pound state title and was named the Division III most outstanding wrestler. It was his t...More >>
  • Sports Person of the Week - Jayln Johnson

    Sports Person of the Week - Jayln Johnson

    Thursday, May 31 2018 6:52 PM EDT2018-05-31 22:52:49 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)
    "When I was three, my daddy brought me every ball that he had, and I picked up this one,” Jalyn Johnson said. “It's taken me places, so I kept up with it." Most people may know Jayln Johnson as a McNeese Cowgirl or a Jennings lady bulldog, but nowadays she's known as the only American on HER NEW team. Johnson has been playing professional basketball overseas for two years and this past season she helped lead CBAT to a league championship— vaulting her to c...More >>
    "When I was three, my daddy brought me every ball that he had, and I picked up this one,” Jalyn Johnson said. “It's taken me places, so I kept up with it." Most people may know Jayln Johnson as a McNeese Cowgirl or a Jennings lady bulldog, but nowadays she's known as the only American on HER NEW team. Johnson has been playing professional basketball overseas for two years and this past season she helped lead CBAT to a league championship— vaulting her to c...More >>
  • McNeese's Erika Piancastelli reflects on historic career

    McNeese's Erika Piancastelli reflects on historic career

    Saturday, May 26 2018 12:06 AM EDT2018-05-26 04:06:01 GMT
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    “I don’t know if words will ever do justice for what she’s done for us,” James Landreneau said. “Erika is, besides being talented is one of the most humble people I’ve ever met. Her ability to just be able to move around positions and handle locker room, handle success with such grace and stay humble through the process. 

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    “I don’t know if words will ever do justice for what she’s done for us,” James Landreneau said. “Erika is, besides being talented is one of the most humble people I’ve ever met. Her ability to just be able to move around positions and handle locker room, handle success with such grace and stay humble through the process. 

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  • Sports Person of the Week - Craig 'The Fury' Tullier

    Sports Person of the Week - Craig 'The Fury' Tullier

    Thursday, May 17 2018 8:14 PM EDT2018-05-18 00:14:42 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)
    Craig Tullier discovered arm wrestling like most of us, on playgrounds and in cafeterias. But Tullier had a gift at the table. "I trained for four months and I went to the nationals and I got fourth in the United States," said Tullier of his early arm wrestling days. "Then I trained three more months and I went to the world and competed for Team USA and got third in the world at 16 years old." Tullier's trophy case only grew from there. "I've got 37 nation...More >>
    Craig Tullier discovered arm wrestling like most of us, on playgrounds and in cafeterias. But Tullier had a gift at the table. "I trained for four months and I went to the nationals and I got fourth in the United States," said Tullier of his early arm wrestling days. "Then I trained three more months and I went to the world and competed for Team USA and got third in the world at 16 years old." Tullier's trophy case only grew from there. "I've got 37 nation...More >>
  • Sports Person of the Week - Brooke Tyree

    Sports Person of the Week - Brooke Tyree

    Thursday, May 10 2018 8:00 PM EDT2018-05-11 00:00:40 GMT
    Brooke Tyree has won four state titles during her high school career. (Source: KPLC)Brooke Tyree has won four state titles during her high school career. (Source: KPLC)
    Brooke Tyree has won four state titles during her high school career. (Source: KPLC)Brooke Tyree has won four state titles during her high school career. (Source: KPLC)
    Golf has been a gateway for Sulphur High School's Brooke Tyree. "I use golf as a way of making new friends because I've never been an outgoing person," said Tyree. "I've made so many new friends through golf all over the country." The senior picked up the game five years ago, and she's been a quick study. Tyree completed the high school quadfecta of winning four state titles during her time with the Tors. "It was a great experience being able to win i...More >>
    Golf has been a gateway for Sulphur High School's Brooke Tyree. "I use golf as a way of making new friends because I've never been an outgoing person," said Tyree. "I've made so many new friends through golf all over the country." The senior picked up the game five years ago, and she's been a quick study. Tyree completed the high school quadfecta of winning four state titles during her time with the Tors. "It was a great experience being able to win i...More >>
  • Sports Person of the Week - Antonio Silva Seara

    Sports Person of the Week - Antonio Silva Seara

    Friday, May 4 2018 4:41 PM EDT2018-05-04 20:41:22 GMT
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    Tennis is an international sport. As a foreign exchange student... Antonio Silva Seara didn't come to Sam Houston High for the sport, but it's certainly how he's making his mark.  A native of Spain, he first picked up a racket at 7 years old. Now, a junior in high school and he helped make history for the bronco's tennis team alongside senior Tom Hall. This past weekend, the duo brought home the school's first-ever state championship in doubles. Jason Moody: "I could tell...

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    Tennis is an international sport. As a foreign exchange student... Antonio Silva Seara didn't come to Sam Houston High for the sport, but it's certainly how he's making his mark.  A native of Spain, he first picked up a racket at 7 years old. Now, a junior in high school and he helped make history for the bronco's tennis team alongside senior Tom Hall. This past weekend, the duo brought home the school's first-ever state championship in doubles. Jason Moody: "I could tell...

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  • Sports Person of the Week - Sarah Gartman

    Sports Person of the Week - Sarah Gartman

    Thursday, April 26 2018 7:02 PM EDT2018-04-26 23:02:44 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)
    Kinder senior Sarah Gartman has been the face of Yellow Jacket softball for the past three years. With her in the circle, Kinder has reached the state tournament in Sulphur each season. "Sulphur is a great atmosphere and there are a lot of fans and there’s a lot going on," said Gartman. "There is a step where we want to be and being in Sulphur, but that’s not the finish. We want to get to the state championship and win the title." If the Jac...More >>
    Kinder senior Sarah Gartman has been the face of Yellow Jacket softball for the past three years. With her in the circle, Kinder has reached the state tournament in Sulphur each season. "Sulphur is a great atmosphere and there are a lot of fans and there’s a lot going on," said Gartman. "There is a step where we want to be and being in Sulphur, but that’s not the finish. We want to get to the state championship and win the title." If the Jac...More >>
  • Sports Person of the Week - Lexie Heisser

    Sports Person of the Week - Lexie Heisser

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