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  • Sports Person of the Week - Da'Vantre Vitor

    Thursday, March 16 2017 10:19 PM EDT2017-03-17 02:19:08 GMT
    It's a feeling every high school athlete dreams of. For the first time since 1987 Washington-Marion was a State Champion "I was just speechless, when that buzzer went off I didn't believe that it happened," said Chargin' Indian point guard Da'Vantre Vitor. "We said we were at the crossroads and the crossroad came and we crossed it," Washington-Marion head coach Albert Hartwell laughed. "But this year we made up our mind that nothing...More >>
    It's a feeling every high school athlete dreams of. For the first time since 1987 Washington-Marion was a State Champion "I was just speechless, when that buzzer went off I didn't believe that it happened," said Chargin' Indian point guard Da'Vantre Vitor. "We said we were at the crossroads and the crossroad came and we crossed it," Washington-Marion head coach Albert Hartwell laughed. "But this year we made up our mind that nothing...More >>
  • Sports Person of the Week - Christian Edwards

    Sports Person of the Week - Christian Edwards

    Thursday, March 9 2017 12:23 AM EST2017-03-09 05:23:18 GMT

    Washington-Marion's Christian Edwards may have signed a track scholarship to Alabama, but here in Southwest Louisiana, he's know for something else. "You give [Edwards] a dunk, it's just like you gave him $100 million because that's what he wants and that's what he plays for. Once he gets his running going and he gets that ball in his hands and he can dunk, he thinks he is riding the cloud.," said Charging Indians' head coach Albert Hartwell. 

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    Washington-Marion's Christian Edwards may have signed a track scholarship to Alabama, but here in Southwest Louisiana, he's know for something else. "You give [Edwards] a dunk, it's just like you gave him $100 million because that's what he wants and that's what he plays for. Once he gets his running going and he gets that ball in his hands and he can dunk, he thinks he is riding the cloud.," said Charging Indians' head coach Albert Hartwell. 

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  • Sports Person of the Week - Ashlynn Derouen

    Sports Person of the Week - Ashlynn Derouen

    Friday, March 3 2017 9:03 PM EST2017-03-04 02:03:31 GMT

    South Beauregard punched its ticket to the Class 3A title game on Saturday, and Ashlynn Derouen is a big factor why. The pressure was on in Hammond. In the biggest moment and on the biggest stage, South Beauregard's Ashlynn Derouen knocked down four consecutive free throws with under 40 seconds to play, lifting the top seeded Lady K's to their first state title game since 2009. "I know that I had confidence, but it was all because of the fans and my teammates," said Deroue...

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    South Beauregard punched its ticket to the Class 3A title game on Saturday, and Ashlynn Derouen is a big factor why. The pressure was on in Hammond. In the biggest moment and on the biggest stage, South Beauregard's Ashlynn Derouen knocked down four consecutive free throws with under 40 seconds to play, lifting the top seeded Lady K's to their first state title game since 2009. "I know that I had confidence, but it was all because of the fans and my teammates," said Deroue...

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  • Sports Person of the Week - Robert Christman

    Thursday, February 23 2017 11:27 PM EST2017-02-24 04:27:48 GMT

    Every team has a story.  This year the St. louis Catholic wrestling team capped off a cinderella season, forever etching their marks in school history. "It's honestly still sort of soaking in," Saints junior wrestler Robert Christman admitted. "Just being able to go in and win a state title finally in my high school career is great. It's been a long time coming." "I'm still in shock of everything about that weekend," said freshman wrestler&nb.

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    Every team has a story.  This year the St. louis Catholic wrestling team capped off a cinderella season, forever etching their marks in school history. "It's honestly still sort of soaking in," Saints junior wrestler Robert Christman admitted. "Just being able to go in and win a state title finally in my high school career is great. It's been a long time coming." "I'm still in shock of everything about that weekend," said freshman wrestler&nb.

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  • Sports Person of the Week - Camren Hare

    Sports Person of the Week - Camren Hare

    Friday, February 17 2017 1:03 AM EST2017-02-17 06:03:05 GMT
    Make it five straight for Warrior Nation. With Tuesday night's win over Grand Lake, Hamilton Christian has now won a district title for a fifth straight season. "Obviously, it's good to keep the streak going and not lose any games," said HCA senior guard Camren Hare. "This one is a lot more important than last year to me because I'm a senior. It's good to go out on top." "I think we have established a basketball tradition here," HCA coach Dexter W...More >>
    Make it five straight for Warrior Nation. With Tuesday night's win over Grand Lake, Hamilton Christian has now won a district title for a fifth straight season. "Obviously, it's good to keep the streak going and not lose any games," said HCA senior guard Camren Hare. "This one is a lot more important than last year to me because I'm a senior. It's good to go out on top." "I think we have established a basketball tradition here," HCA coach Dexter W...More >>
  • Sports Person of the Week - Becca Brooks

    Sports Person of the Week - Becca Brooks

    Thursday, February 9 2017 11:47 PM EST2017-02-10 04:47:53 GMT
    Consider it a coincidence or maybe not. But the number three on Becca Brooks jersey seems pretty symbolic when it comes to her play on the court. "Absolutely, twos aren't really my thing," admitted Brooks. Now in her Sophomore year at LSU Eunice, the former Sulphur Golden Tor has developed the reputation of an assassin from the three point line.   “I always think I'm open at the three point line," said Brooks. “I'll holler at her shoot, shoot,...More >>
    Consider it a coincidence or maybe not. But the number three on Becca Brooks jersey seems pretty symbolic when it comes to her play on the court. "Absolutely, twos aren't really my thing," admitted Brooks. Now in her Sophomore year at LSU Eunice, the former Sulphur Golden Tor has developed the reputation of an assassin from the three point line.   “I always think I'm open at the three point line," said Brooks. “I'll holler at her shoot, shoot,...More >>
  • Sports Person of the Week - Brije Williams

    Sports Person of the Week - Brije Williams

    Friday, February 3 2017 12:24 AM EST2017-02-03 05:24:37 GMT
    At 18-11 and a power rating of 13, it's safe to say the LaGrange Lady Gators have had a bounce back season. LaGrange has already doubled it's win total from 2016-- La'Keem Holmes' first season at the helm. "A couple of girls on our team were on the previous year (2015) when we went 19–9, so they had tasted success before," said Holmes. "For us to lose like we did last year, I think it helped us in a way, seeing all the teams in the area make the playoff...More >>
    At 18-11 and a power rating of 13, it's safe to say the LaGrange Lady Gators have had a bounce back season. LaGrange has already doubled it's win total from 2016-- La'Keem Holmes' first season at the helm. "A couple of girls on our team were on the previous year (2015) when we went 19–9, so they had tasted success before," said Holmes. "For us to lose like we did last year, I think it helped us in a way, seeing all the teams in the area make the playoff...More >>
  • Sports Person of the Week - Hannah Brett

    Sports Person of the Week - Hannah Brett

    Thursday, January 26 2017 11:04 PM EST2017-01-27 04:04:03 GMT
    McNeese junior Hannah Brett is having a year to remember. Dating back to February 5, Brett has a streak of 17 straight singles wins-- good for the longest streak in the country. The next closest? 13. "To be honest I didn't even know I was on a winning streak until last season when one of our fans came up to me and said that I had one 14 in a row," admitted Brett. "I was a bit thrown back from that because I really don't think about these things, but when Coac...More >>
    McNeese junior Hannah Brett is having a year to remember. Dating back to February 5, Brett has a streak of 17 straight singles wins-- good for the longest streak in the country. The next closest? 13. "To be honest I didn't even know I was on a winning streak until last season when one of our fans came up to me and said that I had one 14 in a row," admitted Brett. "I was a bit thrown back from that because I really don't think about these things, but when Coac...More >>
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