Sports Person Of The Week - KPLC 7 News, Lake Charles, Louisiana

  • Sports Person Of The WeekMore>>

  • Sports Person of the Week - Miliak Hayward

    Sports Person of the Week - Miliak Hayward

    Thursday, September 21 2017 11:12 PM EDT2017-09-22 03:12:52 GMT
    The Oakdale Warriors were facing a pivotal moment in their season. Sitting at 0-2, Oakdale needed a win. Allen Parish rival, the Oberlin Tigers were next on the schedule. "Going into the game I was feeling kind of good,” Hayward said. “My coaches were telling me that it was going to be a good game and we just had to come out strong and play hard." And that's just what the Warriors led by senior running back Miliak Hayward did. Oakdale and Ob...More >>
    The Oakdale Warriors were facing a pivotal moment in their season. Sitting at 0-2, Oakdale needed a win. Allen Parish rival, the Oberlin Tigers were next on the schedule. "Going into the game I was feeling kind of good,” Hayward said. “My coaches were telling me that it was going to be a good game and we just had to come out strong and play hard." And that's just what the Warriors led by senior running back Miliak Hayward did. Oakdale and Ob...More >>
  • Sports Person of the Week - Alex Kjellsten

    Sports Person of the Week - Alex Kjellsten

    Thursday, September 14 2017 5:43 PM EDT2017-09-14 21:43:01 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)
    Great athletes need to be prepared for anything that is thrown their way. In McNeese punter, Alex Kjellsten's case, those words are more literal. He believes that being successful is all about routine.  "It's all practice, it's all really dreaming about it." In the Cowboys home opener against Florida Tech, Kjellsten's punt in the third quarter was a game changer. The snap was a low, but the punter picked it up off the turf before miraculously getting it off. The punt ...More >>
    Great athletes need to be prepared for anything that is thrown their way. In McNeese punter, Alex Kjellsten's case, those words are more literal. He believes that being successful is all about routine.  "It's all practice, it's all really dreaming about it." In the Cowboys home opener against Florida Tech, Kjellsten's punt in the third quarter was a game changer. The snap was a low, but the punter picked it up off the turf before miraculously getting it off. The punt ...More >>
  • Sports Person of the Week - Dustin Jackson

    Sports Person of the Week - Dustin Jackson

    Thursday, September 7 2017 11:17 PM EDT2017-09-08 03:17:37 GMT
    One game into the Chad Paulk coaching regime, and it looks as though the Sam Houston Broncos are back. “I think it goes back to the way we prepare every day of every week. The way we’ve prepared all summer long for this opportunity," said Paulk. "We tell our kids this is a process every single day and just like Saturday, it was another day in the process of making our team better.” After struggling in the team's first few drives, the Broncos f...More >>
    One game into the Chad Paulk coaching regime, and it looks as though the Sam Houston Broncos are back. “I think it goes back to the way we prepare every day of every week. The way we’ve prepared all summer long for this opportunity," said Paulk. "We tell our kids this is a process every single day and just like Saturday, it was another day in the process of making our team better.” After struggling in the team's first few drives, the Broncos f...More >>
  • Sports Person of the Week - Logan Maddox

    Sports Person of the Week - Logan Maddox

    Friday, August 25 2017 12:52 AM EDT2017-08-25 04:52:01 GMT
    Coaches will tell you, as they progress in their career, the game-to-game results become less important. Jennings' basketball coach Logan Maddox, learned that a year ago. "As a younger coach I was worried about the wins and losses. Last year, my mindset changed and I took a step back from worrying about winning or losing every game," said Maddox. "I just tried to help them take a step further in life every single day. That was my goal." So Maddox had an idea...More >>
    Coaches will tell you, as they progress in their career, the game-to-game results become less important. Jennings' basketball coach Logan Maddox, learned that a year ago. "As a younger coach I was worried about the wins and losses. Last year, my mindset changed and I took a step back from worrying about winning or losing every game," said Maddox. "I just tried to help them take a step further in life every single day. That was my goal." So Maddox had an idea...More >>
  • Sports Person of the Week - Gerald Welch

    Sports Person of the Week - Gerald Welch

    Friday, August 18 2017 10:39 PM EDT2017-08-19 02:39:13 GMT
    Memories weigh heavy on everyone's heart, but for power lifter Gerald Welch, it's more literal.   "The only time I ever did weight lifting was every now and then when we would work out during football, to beef up," said Welch. "I never took any drugs, it was always just me and what God gave me." "It worked out alright, and I was proud of that." The Hackberry native has a lot to be proud of after a seven-year career, that resulted in seve...More >>
    Memories weigh heavy on everyone's heart, but for power lifter Gerald Welch, it's more literal.   "The only time I ever did weight lifting was every now and then when we would work out during football, to beef up," said Welch. "I never took any drugs, it was always just me and what God gave me." "It worked out alright, and I was proud of that." The Hackberry native has a lot to be proud of after a seven-year career, that resulted in seve...More >>
  • Sports Person of the Week - Ben Sowders

    Sports Person of the Week - Ben Sowders

    Saturday, August 12 2017 2:16 AM EDT2017-08-12 06:16:26 GMT

    “You're going to sit back one day in one of those lawn chairs, while you’re tailgating, and say man, I just want one more kick off.” “I think it all starts with having a passion and having enthusiasm and having energy every day and I think for us as coaches, we have to lead by example.” The new McNeese strength coach, Ben Sowders' plan is to regenerate the energy and passion on the football field. You’ll certainly hear him before you see him...

    More >>

    “You're going to sit back one day in one of those lawn chairs, while you’re tailgating, and say man, I just want one more kick off.” “I think it all starts with having a passion and having enthusiasm and having energy every day and I think for us as coaches, we have to lead by example.” The new McNeese strength coach, Ben Sowders' plan is to regenerate the energy and passion on the football field. You’ll certainly hear him before you see him...

    More >>
  • Sports Person of the Week - Kent Shelby

    Sports Person of the Week - Kent Shelby

    Friday, August 4 2017 6:01 PM EDT2017-08-04 22:01:58 GMT
    The road to recovery has been a tough one for McNeese wide receiver Kent Shelby. The senior battled turf toe on both feet in 2016, but a new year, brings a healthier Kent Shelby. "I wasn't as productive as the team needed me to be and also for myself," said Shelby. "Going through that toe injury and constantly battling it and Coach Guidry sitting me out for spring, all that time sitting out made me hungry." And that should be a scary thought for defense...More >>
    The road to recovery has been a tough one for McNeese wide receiver Kent Shelby. The senior battled turf toe on both feet in 2016, but a new year, brings a healthier Kent Shelby. "I wasn't as productive as the team needed me to be and also for myself," said Shelby. "Going through that toe injury and constantly battling it and Coach Guidry sitting me out for spring, all that time sitting out made me hungry." And that should be a scary thought for defense...More >>
  • Sports Person of the Week - Judd Hebert

    Sports Person of the Week - Judd Hebert

    Thursday, July 27 2017 11:43 PM EDT2017-07-28 03:43:22 GMT
    "I guess I like the thrill of it. It's fun to me. The adrenaline. I just like it," Judd Hebert said.   That thrill, is bull riding. And Judd Hebert is quite good at it. The recent Iota grad made Louisiana history in 2016 at the Youth Rodeo Finals - Winning the state, International and national title.  "I've never experienced anything like that, I was proud of myself," said Hebert.  And in 2017 he's still going. Hebert was the 2017 state cham...More >>
    "I guess I like the thrill of it. It's fun to me. The adrenaline. I just like it," Judd Hebert said.   That thrill, is bull riding. And Judd Hebert is quite good at it. The recent Iota grad made Louisiana history in 2016 at the Youth Rodeo Finals - Winning the state, International and national title.  "I've never experienced anything like that, I was proud of myself," said Hebert.  And in 2017 he's still going. Hebert was the 2017 state cham...More >>
Powered by Frankly