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  • Sports Person of the Week - Sarah Jurakova

    Sports Person of the Week - Sarah Jurakova

    Friday, April 20 2018 7:08 PM EDT2018-04-20 23:08:09 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)
    "Sarah is someone who really brings the team up,” Helena Besovic said. “She works very hard, very dedicated."   Sarah Jurakova is having a remarkable season. The senior finished 11-0 in conference play and helped lead her team to a Southland conference championship after a sweep over Nicholls, for the first time in program history.   "It was really amazing because it was my last match ever at home, it was my senior day,” Sarah Jurakova said. ...More >>
    "Sarah is someone who really brings the team up,” Helena Besovic said. “She works very hard, very dedicated."   Sarah Jurakova is having a remarkable season. The senior finished 11-0 in conference play and helped lead her team to a Southland conference championship after a sweep over Nicholls, for the first time in program history.   "It was really amazing because it was my last match ever at home, it was my senior day,” Sarah Jurakova said. ...More >>
  • Sports Person of the Week - Jaclyn Deason

    Sports Person of the Week - Jaclyn Deason

    Friday, April 13 2018 8:10 PM EDT2018-04-14 00:10:38 GMT

    The South Beauregard Lady K's are having their best season since the late 2000's. "We knew they could be very very competitive this year," said Lady K head coach Brandon Bushnell. "I don’t think we anticipated a 24-1 record by no means, but we knew it would be very competitive." South Beauregard has been the surprise team for Southwest Louisiana this season as the Lady K's won district for the first time in nearly a decade. They're also hosting a first...

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    The South Beauregard Lady K's are having their best season since the late 2000's. "We knew they could be very very competitive this year," said Lady K head coach Brandon Bushnell. "I don’t think we anticipated a 24-1 record by no means, but we knew it would be very competitive." South Beauregard has been the surprise team for Southwest Louisiana this season as the Lady K's won district for the first time in nearly a decade. They're also hosting a first...

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  • Sports Person of the Week - Morgan Woods

    Sports Person of the Week - Morgan Woods

    Friday, April 6 2018 2:31 PM EDT2018-04-06 18:31:01 GMT
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    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)
    McNeese Javelin thrower Morgan Woods never thought she would be competing at the collegiate level, especially when she first started in high school. "My first two years I got second to last every meet and I was really bad,” Morgan Woods said. “Then my junior year, I just jumped 30 feet and got second in state. Then, got second in state my senior year, but I still didn't think I was good." But McNeese thought otherwise, and Woods has proven the Pokes correct. T...More >>
    McNeese Javelin thrower Morgan Woods never thought she would be competing at the collegiate level, especially when she first started in high school. "My first two years I got second to last every meet and I was really bad,” Morgan Woods said. “Then my junior year, I just jumped 30 feet and got second in state. Then, got second in state my senior year, but I still didn't think I was good." But McNeese thought otherwise, and Woods has proven the Pokes correct. T...More >>
  • Sports Person of the Week - Jordan LaFosse

    Sports Person of the Week - Jordan LaFosse

    Friday, March 30 2018 7:46 PM EDT2018-03-30 23:46:50 GMT
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    The Sam Houston Lady Broncos are nearing the end of another impressive regular season. At 23-2, Sam Houston is rank number two in 5A. They're also just one win away from an outright district title. "We are starting to get into the groove of things and starting to get back to where we want to be," said Lady Bronco shortstop Jordan LaFosse. Where the Lady Broncos want to be, is not where they finished in 2017. In a playoff loss to...More >>
    The Sam Houston Lady Broncos are nearing the end of another impressive regular season. At 23-2, Sam Houston is rank number two in 5A. They're also just one win away from an outright district title. "We are starting to get into the groove of things and starting to get back to where we want to be," said Lady Bronco shortstop Jordan LaFosse. Where the Lady Broncos want to be, is not where they finished in 2017. In a playoff loss to...More >>
  • Sports Person of the Week - Chance Clark

    Sports Person of the Week - Chance Clark

    Friday, March 23 2018 3:35 PM EDT2018-03-23 19:35:19 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)
    It hasn't taken long for Chance Clark to make his mark at LSU Eunice. The South Beauregard product helped lead the Golden Knight to a state title in 2017, and now he's found a way into the LSUE rotation and is the starter at left field for the Bengals.   “I think the biggest thing is knowing how to succeed,” Chance Clark said. “We had so much success in my high school career at South Beauregard, I just knew how to win. Coming to this environment ...More >>
    It hasn't taken long for Chance Clark to make his mark at LSU Eunice. The South Beauregard product helped lead the Golden Knight to a state title in 2017, and now he's found a way into the LSUE rotation and is the starter at left field for the Bengals.   “I think the biggest thing is knowing how to succeed,” Chance Clark said. “We had so much success in my high school career at South Beauregard, I just knew how to win. Coming to this environment ...More >>
  • Sports Person of the Week - Lexie Heisser

    Sports Person of the Week - Lexie Heisser

    Saturday, March 17 2018 12:35 AM EDT2018-03-17 04:35:26 GMT
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    “I just want to have a good time this year, it being my last year and going off to college and not playing in college," Lexie Heisser said. “They aren’t just the girls on my team. They’re my sisters, I love each one of them. I want them to do great and I want to do great. I think we’ll have a great season. “ and that’s exactly what the Barbe lady Bucs are having, a great season. The girls are sitting at a 9-8 overall and 4-2 in dist...

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    “I just want to have a good time this year, it being my last year and going off to college and not playing in college," Lexie Heisser said. “They aren’t just the girls on my team. They’re my sisters, I love each one of them. I want them to do great and I want to do great. I think we’ll have a great season. “ and that’s exactly what the Barbe lady Bucs are having, a great season. The girls are sitting at a 9-8 overall and 4-2 in dist...

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  • Sports Person of the Week - Lexie Heisser

    Sports Person of the Week - Lexie Heisser

  • Sports Person of the Week - Jake Greene

    Sports Person of the Week - Jake Greene

    Friday, March 9 2018 12:32 AM EST2018-03-09 05:32:48 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)
    Between Roy Greene, Larry Greene, Mike Greene and Chris Greene, the Greene family has accounted for over 2,000 wins. Pitkin coach Jake Greene, has continued in their footsteps. "Great grandpa, grandpa, dad and my uncle, it's part of the family tradition" said Greene. "I am really excited to be a part of carrying on the family tradition." Every family has some type of tradition. For the Greene's, it's coaching basketball. Greene is the latest in th...More >>
    Between Roy Greene, Larry Greene, Mike Greene and Chris Greene, the Greene family has accounted for over 2,000 wins. Pitkin coach Jake Greene, has continued in their footsteps. "Great grandpa, grandpa, dad and my uncle, it's part of the family tradition" said Greene. "I am really excited to be a part of carrying on the family tradition." Every family has some type of tradition. For the Greene's, it's coaching basketball. Greene is the latest in th...More >>
  • Sports Person of the Week - Jamara Levy

    Sports Person of the Week - Jamara Levy

    Friday, March 2 2018 1:53 PM EST2018-03-02 18:53:08 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)

    “I give everything I have,” Jamara Levy said. “This is my last year and i don’t want to have any regrets.” Lake Arthur’s Jamara Levy leaves everything out there every time she steps on the court. And with that attitude game after game.. The senior point guard has successfully lead her team back to a state title game after 42 years. “I’m really excited and I’m just happy to be here,” Levy added. “I'm ready.” Get...

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    “I give everything I have,” Jamara Levy said. “This is my last year and i don’t want to have any regrets.” Lake Arthur’s Jamara Levy leaves everything out there every time she steps on the court. And with that attitude game after game.. The senior point guard has successfully lead her team back to a state title game after 42 years. “I’m really excited and I’m just happy to be here,” Levy added. “I'm ready.” Get...

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