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  • Sports Person of the Week - Terry Gage

    Sports Person of the Week - Terry Gage

    Thursday, February 22 2018 4:30 PM EST2018-02-22 21:30:39 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)
    "This year has been a phenomenal year,” Terry Gage said. “The boys have worked hard, the parents have worked hard. The schools been supportive and the community has been supportive. We came home with the state championship, the first one for Calcasieu Parish, that was pretty amazing." The Saint Louis Saints wrestling team made history this past weekend when they won the Division III state championship title. But behind every state championship team is an even be...More >>
    "This year has been a phenomenal year,” Terry Gage said. “The boys have worked hard, the parents have worked hard. The schools been supportive and the community has been supportive. We came home with the state championship, the first one for Calcasieu Parish, that was pretty amazing." The Saint Louis Saints wrestling team made history this past weekend when they won the Division III state championship title. But behind every state championship team is an even be...More >>
  • Sports Person of the Week - Kevin Anderson

    Sports Person of the Week - Kevin Anderson

    Friday, February 16 2018 12:42 AM EST2018-02-16 05:42:31 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)
    Vinton's Kevin Anderson Jr. is like a lot of small town kids coming up. Sports is their life.  "I always grew up playing basketball. It gets me away from things," said Anderson. "Vinton is a small town and we really don’t have anything else to do, but play basketball." Since he was a young boy, Anderson dreamed of one day following in his father's footsteps as a star play for the Vinton Lions. What he didn't realize, is they'd share the same ...More >>
    Vinton's Kevin Anderson Jr. is like a lot of small town kids coming up. Sports is their life.  "I always grew up playing basketball. It gets me away from things," said Anderson. "Vinton is a small town and we really don’t have anything else to do, but play basketball." Since he was a young boy, Anderson dreamed of one day following in his father's footsteps as a star play for the Vinton Lions. What he didn't realize, is they'd share the same ...More >>
  • Sports Person of the Week - Joanna Hardin

    Sports Person of the Week - Joanna Hardin

    Friday, February 9 2018 1:01 AM EST2018-02-09 06:01:16 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)
    There's always something special about your first-- anything. For Virginia coach Joanna Hardin, McNeese was her first head coaching job. During her two seasons with McNeese (2015-16), she led the Pokes to a conference title and a NCAA tournament appearance. For the first time in two years, Hardin returned to Cowgirl Diamond on Thursday. I have such a heart for Lake Charles and McNeese and it is just been a blessing to come back and see so many faces and see the work in pro...More >>
    There's always something special about your first-- anything. For Virginia coach Joanna Hardin, McNeese was her first head coaching job. During her two seasons with McNeese (2015-16), she led the Pokes to a conference title and a NCAA tournament appearance. For the first time in two years, Hardin returned to Cowgirl Diamond on Thursday. I have such a heart for Lake Charles and McNeese and it is just been a blessing to come back and see so many faces and see the work in pro...More >>
  • Sports Person of the Week - Grace McKenzie

    Sports Person of the Week - Grace McKenzie

    Thursday, February 1 2018 6:10 PM EST2018-02-01 23:10:40 GMT

    “I was lucky, McNeese found me. I was really lucky,” Grace McKenzie said. “I was just a little back kicking runner from Ireland and the fact that they spotted some talent, I was very lucky.” The Pokes are the lucky ones. Junior multi-event performer Grace McKenzie has been phenomenal for McNeese over the last three years. McKenzie continued her stellar career by making school history last weekend. She set a new school record in the pantheon with 3,880 points t...

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    “I was lucky, McNeese found me. I was really lucky,” Grace McKenzie said. “I was just a little back kicking runner from Ireland and the fact that they spotted some talent, I was very lucky.” The Pokes are the lucky ones. Junior multi-event performer Grace McKenzie has been phenomenal for McNeese over the last three years. McKenzie continued her stellar career by making school history last weekend. She set a new school record in the pantheon with 3,880 points t...

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  • Sports Person of the Week - Halyn Senegal

    Sports Person of the Week - Halyn Senegal

    Thursday, January 25 2018 6:14 PM EST2018-01-25 23:14:04 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)
    "I really like running a lot,” Halyn Senegal said. As she should. Sam Houston Freshman, Halyn Senegal has breezed past her competitors since competing at the high school stage. Senegal is ranked 6th among freshman in the country in the in the 400 meters and is ranked number two among all athletes in Louisiana. "She's young and she's really impressive,” Jason Flanagan said. “I was a little bit nervous for her because I didn't know how she was going to hand...More >>
    "I really like running a lot,” Halyn Senegal said. As she should. Sam Houston Freshman, Halyn Senegal has breezed past her competitors since competing at the high school stage. Senegal is ranked 6th among freshman in the country in the in the 400 meters and is ranked number two among all athletes in Louisiana. "She's young and she's really impressive,” Jason Flanagan said. “I was a little bit nervous for her because I didn't know how she was going to hand...More >>
  • Sports Person of the Week - Andrew Young

    Sports Person of the Week - Andrew Young

    Friday, January 19 2018 12:30 AM EST2018-01-19 05:30:10 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)
    The Hornets have a lot to live up to this season, following in the footsteps of a 21-win team that won it's first playoff game in 11 years. "I think that we have what it takes to be the best team that Grand Lake has ever seen," said head coach Mark Caldwell. "We don’t really back down from anybody, it’s kind of a quiet confidence." "Our goal is to make it to Burton, it’s the same goal every year," admitted Hornets guard Andre...More >>
    The Hornets have a lot to live up to this season, following in the footsteps of a 21-win team that won it's first playoff game in 11 years. "I think that we have what it takes to be the best team that Grand Lake has ever seen," said head coach Mark Caldwell. "We don’t really back down from anybody, it’s kind of a quiet confidence." "Our goal is to make it to Burton, it’s the same goal every year," admitted Hornets guard Andre...More >>
  • Sports Person of the Week - Torrell Levias

    Sports Person of the Week - Torrell Levias

    Thursday, January 11 2018 8:31 PM EST2018-01-12 01:31:12 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)

    The Lake Arthur boy’s basketball team has come a long way since their one-win season in 2015. The Tigers now hold the 5th spot in the Class 2A power rating after earning wins over Barbe, Acadiana and Breaux Bridge. “We’re worked hard. We won some games we shouldn’t have won and lost some I thought we should have won,” Freddie Thomassee said. “This year one of the reasons why we’re being successful is that those guys took their ...

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    The Lake Arthur boy’s basketball team has come a long way since their one-win season in 2015. The Tigers now hold the 5th spot in the Class 2A power rating after earning wins over Barbe, Acadiana and Breaux Bridge. “We’re worked hard. We won some games we shouldn’t have won and lost some I thought we should have won,” Freddie Thomassee said. “This year one of the reasons why we’re being successful is that those guys took their ...

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  • Colleagues, players remember Welsh's Dutton Wall

    Colleagues, players remember Welsh's Dutton Wall

    Friday, January 5 2018 5:22 PM EST2018-01-05 22:22:00 GMT
    (Source: Facebook)(Source: Facebook)

    "My dad's best attribute was his relationships with people,” Jeptha Wall said. “Especially with young kids. That's probably got him more wins in life than anything." "When I think of coach Wall I get a warm and fuzzy feeling because he left that impression with me," James Marcantel added. "I love him,” Talbert Courville said. “Everybody that knew him, loved him." "He was the man in Welsh," Lance Guidry said. Former We...

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    "My dad's best attribute was his relationships with people,” Jeptha Wall said. “Especially with young kids. That's probably got him more wins in life than anything." "When I think of coach Wall I get a warm and fuzzy feeling because he left that impression with me," James Marcantel added. "I love him,” Talbert Courville said. “Everybody that knew him, loved him." "He was the man in Welsh," Lance Guidry said. Former We...

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  • Sports Person of the Week - Trey Quinn

    Sports Person of the Week - Trey Quinn

    Saturday, December 30 2017 12:01 AM EST2017-12-30 05:01:09 GMT
    (Source: SMU Athletics)(Source: SMU Athletics)
    It's been a remarkable year for former Barbe wide receiver Trey Quinn. After transferring from LSU in 2016, Quinn led the SMU Mustangs in nearly every receiving category in 2017, including setting the single-season SMU catch record with 114 receptions. "I think it was a little throwback for everybody to the Barbe days because we were slinging the ball around," said Quinn. "I think that is the best part about football, it's the passing game." His success on t...More >>
    It's been a remarkable year for former Barbe wide receiver Trey Quinn. After transferring from LSU in 2016, Quinn led the SMU Mustangs in nearly every receiving category in 2017, including setting the single-season SMU catch record with 114 receptions. "I think it was a little throwback for everybody to the Barbe days because we were slinging the ball around," said Quinn. "I think that is the best part about football, it's the passing game." His success on t...More >>
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