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  • 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 >>
  • Sports Person of the Week - Jammerio Gross-Whitaker

    Sports Person of the Week - Jammerio Gross-Whitaker

    Friday, July 21 2017 10:08 PM EDT2017-07-22 02:08:56 GMT
    Heading into the 2017 McNeese football season, the Cowboys' motto is "Last Ride." Defensive end Jammerio Gross-Whitaker takes those words to heart. "It's my last year. I'm gonna savor every single moment I have with my team and these fans and with these coaches," said Gross Whitaker. "I'm going to enjoy it." 2016 was a big year for Gross-Whitaker, earning all-conference and all-Louisiana honors after leading the Pokes with 59 tackle...More >>
    Heading into the 2017 McNeese football season, the Cowboys' motto is "Last Ride." Defensive end Jammerio Gross-Whitaker takes those words to heart. "It's my last year. I'm gonna savor every single moment I have with my team and these fans and with these coaches," said Gross Whitaker. "I'm going to enjoy it." 2016 was a big year for Gross-Whitaker, earning all-conference and all-Louisiana honors after leading the Pokes with 59 tackle...More >>
  • Sports Person of the Week - Lauryn McMahon

    Sports Person of the Week - Lauryn McMahon

    Thursday, July 13 2017 9:29 PM EDT2017-07-14 01:29:37 GMT
    Softball has always played a major role in Lauryn McMahon's life, as it should have, being that it's a family affair. “My mom was really big in high school. They kind of threw me into it. I like to be out on the field and get dirty and stuff like that. I think that the grit in the game actually got to me,” McMahon said. The Rosepine catcher was a driving force behind the Lady Eagles' repeat trip to Sulphur this season. Deservingly so, she was named a second team all-Amer...More >>
    Softball has always played a major role in Lauryn McMahon's life, as it should have, being that it's a family affair. “My mom was really big in high school. They kind of threw me into it. I like to be out on the field and get dirty and stuff like that. I think that the grit in the game actually got to me,” McMahon said. The Rosepine catcher was a driving force behind the Lady Eagles' repeat trip to Sulphur this season. Deservingly so, she was named a second team all-Amer...More >>
  • Sports Person of the Week - Gage Primeaux

    Sports Person of the Week - Gage Primeaux

    Thursday, July 6 2017 8:00 PM EDT2017-07-07 00:00:07 GMT
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    It’s hard for Barbe alum Gage Primeaux to keep track of how many golf tournaments he has actually won. For him, practice isn't what makes perfect. "Honestly, I really don’t practice, Primeaux said. I practice on the course. I play 5 times a week so I don't really ever practice." Primeaux has been golfing since he could walk. At 19, he's already won around 70 golf championships. He said his friends play a significant role in his accomplishments. ...

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    It’s hard for Barbe alum Gage Primeaux to keep track of how many golf tournaments he has actually won. For him, practice isn't what makes perfect. "Honestly, I really don’t practice, Primeaux said. I practice on the course. I play 5 times a week so I don't really ever practice." Primeaux has been golfing since he could walk. At 19, he's already won around 70 golf championships. He said his friends play a significant role in his accomplishments. ...

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  • Sports Person of the Week - Beau Jordan

    Sports Person of the Week - Beau Jordan

    Friday, June 30 2017 11:37 PM EDT2017-07-01 03:37:15 GMT
    The goal of every college baseball player is to get to OMAHA. Barbe alum, Beau Jordan and the LSU tigers accomplished that this season. “It was a great opportunity, like you said it wasn’t what we planned on achieving, but I am very proud of this team and what we were able to accomplish. We started off rough and being able to finish in the top two teams in the country its really great and it was a fun ride,” Said Jordan. Jordan battled his way into the st...More >>
    The goal of every college baseball player is to get to OMAHA. Barbe alum, Beau Jordan and the LSU tigers accomplished that this season. “It was a great opportunity, like you said it wasn’t what we planned on achieving, but I am very proud of this team and what we were able to accomplish. We started off rough and being able to finish in the top two teams in the country its really great and it was a fun ride,” Said Jordan. Jordan battled his way into the st...More >>
  • Sports Person of the Week - Eddie Kennison

    Sports Person of the Week - Eddie Kennison

    Friday, June 23 2017 12:46 AM EDT2017-06-23 04:46:36 GMT
    Our KPLC 7 Sports Person of the Week is Lake Charles native, Eddie Kennison. The former LSU two-sport star lettered in track and football before going on to a 13-year NFL career. A first-round draft pick of the St. Louis Rams in 1996, he also played with four other teams, including the Saints in 1999. Now he’s an inductee in the 2017 Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame.  “It's truly an honor, just being away from Louisiana for a number of years after my career at LSU,&rdqu...More >>
    Our KPLC 7 Sports Person of the Week is Lake Charles native, Eddie Kennison. The former LSU two-sport star lettered in track and football before going on to a 13-year NFL career. A first-round draft pick of the St. Louis Rams in 1996, he also played with four other teams, including the Saints in 1999. Now he’s an inductee in the 2017 Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame.  “It's truly an honor, just being away from Louisiana for a number of years after my career at LSU,&rdqu...More >>
  • Sports Person of the Week - Collin Kober

    Sports Person of the Week - Collin Kober

    Friday, June 16 2017 12:51 AM EDT2017-06-16 04:51:22 GMT

    Every college baseball player dreams of the day his name is called in the MLB Draft. For Former McNeese and Sam Houston pitcher Collin Kober, it's now a reality. “I’ve been doing this my entire life. As a kid growing up, all you want to do is be a big leaguer. Just having the opportunity to have that chance, it’s just unreal,” Kober said. Kober was drafted by the Seattle Mariners in the 27th round of the MLB draft. His selection signified that ...

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    Every college baseball player dreams of the day his name is called in the MLB Draft. For Former McNeese and Sam Houston pitcher Collin Kober, it's now a reality. “I’ve been doing this my entire life. As a kid growing up, all you want to do is be a big leaguer. Just having the opportunity to have that chance, it’s just unreal,” Kober said. Kober was drafted by the Seattle Mariners in the 27th round of the MLB draft. His selection signified that ...

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  • Sports Person of the Week - Jeff Moore

    Sports Person of the Week - Jeff Moore

    Thursday, June 8 2017 8:34 PM EDT2017-06-09 00:34:01 GMT
    Sports have a way of teaching life lessons, unlike anything else. Lake Arthur native Jeff Moore, certainly a shining example.  "It goes beyond wins and losses," said Moore. "Just an impact and I had that same impact being a coach's son and just all the coaches and teachers that have impacted me." That impact inspired the Northwestern State assistant to find a way to say thanks. 20 years later, and the Jeff Moore Basketball Camp is still ...More >>
    Sports have a way of teaching life lessons, unlike anything else. Lake Arthur native Jeff Moore, certainly a shining example.  "It goes beyond wins and losses," said Moore. "Just an impact and I had that same impact being a coach's son and just all the coaches and teachers that have impacted me." That impact inspired the Northwestern State assistant to find a way to say thanks. 20 years later, and the Jeff Moore Basketball Camp is still ...More >>
  • Sports Person of the Week - Gunner Leger

    Sports Person of the Week - Gunner Leger

    Thursday, June 1 2017 11:51 PM EDT2017-06-02 03:51:46 GMT
    Over the past three seasons, Barbe alumnus Gunner Leger has certainly made his mark at UL Lafayette. "It's an honor just to play there and pitch every Friday in front of 6,000 fans," said Leger. Serving as the ace of the Cajuns' staff, Leger has totaled nearly 300 innings and struck out 252 batters, all while keeping a 2.45 ERA. It's that type of dominance that allowed him to be a Golden Spikes semifinalist, which is the Heisman Trophy of college baseball. ...More >>
    Over the past three seasons, Barbe alumnus Gunner Leger has certainly made his mark at UL Lafayette. "It's an honor just to play there and pitch every Friday in front of 6,000 fans," said Leger. Serving as the ace of the Cajuns' staff, Leger has totaled nearly 300 innings and struck out 252 batters, all while keeping a 2.45 ERA. It's that type of dominance that allowed him to be a Golden Spikes semifinalist, which is the Heisman Trophy of college baseball. ...More >>
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