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  • Sports Person of the Week - Brevan Ned

    Sports Person of the Week - Brevan Ned

    Thursday, November 16 2017 6:44 PM EST2017-11-16 23:44:49 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)
    In the opening round of the LHSAA playoffs, the Westlake Rams secured the first signature win of the Phil Fontenot era. No. 30 Westlake handed the upset to No. 3 Jena. "To be honest, I feel like no high school team wants it more than us," said senior fullback Brevan Ned. "People look at us as if we were not even supposed to be in the playoffs and for us to win a first round game, it just made us more hungry." Ned has been a catalyst all season long for ...More >>
    In the opening round of the LHSAA playoffs, the Westlake Rams secured the first signature win of the Phil Fontenot era. No. 30 Westlake handed the upset to No. 3 Jena. "To be honest, I feel like no high school team wants it more than us," said senior fullback Brevan Ned. "People look at us as if we were not even supposed to be in the playoffs and for us to win a first round game, it just made us more hungry." Ned has been a catalyst all season long for ...More >>
  • Sports Person of the Week - Taije Ceasar

    Sports Person of the Week - Taije Ceasar

    Thursday, November 9 2017 9:27 PM EST2017-11-10 02:27:52 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)
    DeQuincy's Taije Ceasar is an eighth grader that has proven to be a dominant force on the football field.  "The first time we handed him the football, I saw him make a juke move and make three eight graders miss and all land on their face," said DeQuincy Middle School coach Nathan Clophus. "That's when I realized, this kid is special." Ceasar's ability caught the eye of Under Armour and now the wide receiver will play in the first an...More >>
    DeQuincy's Taije Ceasar is an eighth grader that has proven to be a dominant force on the football field.  "The first time we handed him the football, I saw him make a juke move and make three eight graders miss and all land on their face," said DeQuincy Middle School coach Nathan Clophus. "That's when I realized, this kid is special." Ceasar's ability caught the eye of Under Armour and now the wide receiver will play in the first an...More >>
  • Sports Person of the Week - Desmond McCain

    Sports Person of the Week - Desmond McCain

    Thursday, November 2 2017 5:33 PM EDT2017-11-02 21:33:49 GMT
    The Merryville Panthers were off to a slow start this season. Facing another 1-4 record, it was gut check time for the Panthers. Merryville answered the call by winning it's last four, including upsetting Elton at the reservation last week. Heading into week 10, the Panthers are over .500 for the first time this late in the season since 2009. "The kids are ecstatic about it, it's great,” Head coach Randy Jones said. “But we only enjoyed that for the weekend because M...More >>
    The Merryville Panthers were off to a slow start this season. Facing another 1-4 record, it was gut check time for the Panthers. Merryville answered the call by winning it's last four, including upsetting Elton at the reservation last week. Heading into week 10, the Panthers are over .500 for the first time this late in the season since 2009. "The kids are ecstatic about it, it's great,” Head coach Randy Jones said. “But we only enjoyed that for the weekend because M...More >>
  • Sports Person of the Week - Carrington McClinton

    Sports Person of the Week - Carrington McClinton

    Friday, October 27 2017 12:53 AM EDT2017-10-27 04:53:34 GMT
    (Source: Brady Renard/KPLC)(Source: Brady Renard/KPLC)
    Don't look now, but the Indians are Charging.  Washington-Marion, after starting the season 1-4, has reeled off four straight wins. "We are starting to get more excited coming into games and during practice, we are more excited and ready to learn new stuff," said Washington-Marion safety/running back Carrington McClinton. "The leadership has stepped up a lot, because in the beginning of the season we were searching for leaders and the seniors ...More >>
    Don't look now, but the Indians are Charging.  Washington-Marion, after starting the season 1-4, has reeled off four straight wins. "We are starting to get more excited coming into games and during practice, we are more excited and ready to learn new stuff," said Washington-Marion safety/running back Carrington McClinton. "The leadership has stepped up a lot, because in the beginning of the season we were searching for leaders and the seniors ...More >>
  • Sports Person of the Week - Adison Giambrone

    Sports Person of the Week - Adison Giambrone

    Thursday, October 19 2017 8:35 PM EDT2017-10-20 00:35:41 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)
    The McNeese volleyball team has been on a roll this season. The Pokes have stayed in the title hunt for a Southland conference title. Setter  Adison Giambrone is a big part of the team’s success. “Me and my teammates have been rocking it out at practice every day,” Adison Giambrone said. “It’s just an awesome feeling to be winning and doing this good. We changed our offense over the spring and it’s just really been working out for u...More >>
    The McNeese volleyball team has been on a roll this season. The Pokes have stayed in the title hunt for a Southland conference title. Setter  Adison Giambrone is a big part of the team’s success. “Me and my teammates have been rocking it out at practice every day,” Adison Giambrone said. “It’s just an awesome feeling to be winning and doing this good. We changed our offense over the spring and it’s just really been working out for u...More >>
  • Sports Person of the Week - Bryce Buquet

    Sports Person of the Week - Bryce Buquet

    Thursday, October 12 2017 11:52 PM EDT2017-10-13 03:52:49 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)
    The Yellow Jackets of Iowa have proven week in and week out to be the pride of Southwest Louisiana. Iowa has posted a 6-0 record thanks to an explosive offense and an immovable defense.   "We work our butts off in the summer to be great like this and we don't expect anything less," Bryce Buquet said. "I'll take it. Every day of the week. We understand the toughness of our district and every week we're going to give everybody's best shot," Tommy Johns said. &q...More >>
    The Yellow Jackets of Iowa have proven week in and week out to be the pride of Southwest Louisiana. Iowa has posted a 6-0 record thanks to an explosive offense and an immovable defense.   "We work our butts off in the summer to be great like this and we don't expect anything less," Bryce Buquet said. "I'll take it. Every day of the week. We understand the toughness of our district and every week we're going to give everybody's best shot," Tommy Johns said. &q...More >>
  • Sports Person of the Week - Anthony Johnson

    Sports Person of the Week - Anthony Johnson

    Friday, October 6 2017 2:09 AM EDT2017-10-06 06:09:16 GMT
    The LaGrange Gators faced a pivotal game in week five vs New Iberia. The Gators were 0-3 and searching for win number one in a new district. Enter junior running back Anthony Johnson. "I was just expecting to try to get our first win," said Johnson. "In order to get our first win, I had a big game." A big game indeed. Number five was all over the field vs the Yellow Jackets, as he totaled nearly 300 yards and scored three touchdowns-- all of...More >>
    The LaGrange Gators faced a pivotal game in week five vs New Iberia. The Gators were 0-3 and searching for win number one in a new district. Enter junior running back Anthony Johnson. "I was just expecting to try to get our first win," said Johnson. "In order to get our first win, I had a big game." A big game indeed. Number five was all over the field vs the Yellow Jackets, as he totaled nearly 300 yards and scored three touchdowns-- all of...More >>
  • Sports Person of the Week - Luke Richard

    Sports Person of the Week - Luke Richard

    Thursday, September 28 2017 8:51 PM EDT2017-09-29 00:51:04 GMT
    Barbe, especially recently, has had major offensive success on the gridiron. The Bucs have continued that tradition by averaging 50 points per game in 2017. Quarterback Luke Richard has been the fire-starter for the area's top offense "Luke has done an outstanding job for us,” Mike Cutrera said. “He shows up to work every day, he goes out and competes. He's managing the game well for us. He's throwing the ball well. He's just running the offense the way we want it ru...More >>
    Barbe, especially recently, has had major offensive success on the gridiron. The Bucs have continued that tradition by averaging 50 points per game in 2017. Quarterback Luke Richard has been the fire-starter for the area's top offense "Luke has done an outstanding job for us,” Mike Cutrera said. “He shows up to work every day, he goes out and competes. He's managing the game well for us. He's throwing the ball well. He's just running the offense the way we want it ru...More >>
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