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  • Sports Person of the Week - Alan Heisser

    Sports Person of the Week - Alan Heisser

    Thursday, April 20 2017 10:03 PM EDT2017-04-21 02:03:08 GMT

    An unlikely friendship dating back nearly fifteen years between a cop and a former jock has formed an everlasting impact in the community of lake Charles. "Cops and Jocks popped in my head, my wife said she hated it," said Alan Heisser co-founder of Cops and Jocks Golf Classic. So, I called Don Dixon and he said I love it. So, Cops and Jocks was born then." Now fifteen years later and Alan Heisser and Chief of Police Don Dixon are gearing...

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    An unlikely friendship dating back nearly fifteen years between a cop and a former jock has formed an everlasting impact in the community of lake Charles. "Cops and Jocks popped in my head, my wife said she hated it," said Alan Heisser co-founder of Cops and Jocks Golf Classic. So, I called Don Dixon and he said I love it. So, Cops and Jocks was born then." Now fifteen years later and Alan Heisser and Chief of Police Don Dixon are gearing...

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  • Sports Person of the Week - Austin Nelson

    Sports Person of the Week - Austin Nelson

    Friday, April 14 2017 9:23 PM EDT2017-04-15 01:23:25 GMT
    On the diamond and in the batter's box, coaches preach, 'keep your eye on the ball.' But that was easier said than done for Austin Nelson. "It was when I would either still a bag or run to second, I would try to look at Coach Zaleski, our third base coach, and I couldn't see him," Nelson said. "What I would do, I would have to close my right eye." What started out as an inconvenience, became much more. "I can still remember to this day ...More >>
    On the diamond and in the batter's box, coaches preach, 'keep your eye on the ball.' But that was easier said than done for Austin Nelson. "It was when I would either still a bag or run to second, I would try to look at Coach Zaleski, our third base coach, and I couldn't see him," Nelson said. "What I would do, I would have to close my right eye." What started out as an inconvenience, became much more. "I can still remember to this day ...More >>
  • Unlikely teammate sparks high school baseball winning streak

    Unlikely teammate sparks high school baseball winning streak

    Thursday, April 6 2017 8:14 PM EDT2017-04-07 00:14:23 GMT
    (Source: Mike Gaither/KPLC)(Source: Mike Gaither/KPLC)

    Knights Field in Longville, Louisiana, has all the normal sites of a high school baseball game and all the sounds of a dug-out engaged in a ballgame  But in this dug-out, the players and coaches aren't the only ones you'll see or hear. "Whatever gets the guys going, he's pretty good the dugout actually he just sits there," said South Beauregard head baseball coach Jeremy DeVille. "Everybody just loves him, they don't leave him alone," admitted Kni...

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    Knights Field in Longville, Louisiana, has all the normal sites of a high school baseball game and all the sounds of a dug-out engaged in a ballgame  But in this dug-out, the players and coaches aren't the only ones you'll see or hear. "Whatever gets the guys going, he's pretty good the dugout actually he just sits there," said South Beauregard head baseball coach Jeremy DeVille. "Everybody just loves him, they don't leave him alone," admitted Kni...

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  • Sports Person of the Week - Robbie Podorsky

    Sports Person of the Week - Robbie Podorsky

    Thursday, March 30 2017 7:34 PM EDT2017-03-30 23:34:17 GMT
    College baseball is full of wacky rituals, superstitions and in some cases, some pretty weird facial hair.  McNeese is no different. "Apparently it started last year, Austin Sanders started it for mustache March," said McNeese outfielder Robbie Podorsky.  Sometimes nicknamed the 'Rally Stache,' they're often sported during the College World Series. But, now for a second straight year the Pokes have adopted their own nickname, "...More >>
    College baseball is full of wacky rituals, superstitions and in some cases, some pretty weird facial hair.  McNeese is no different. "Apparently it started last year, Austin Sanders started it for mustache March," said McNeese outfielder Robbie Podorsky.  Sometimes nicknamed the 'Rally Stache,' they're often sported during the College World Series. But, now for a second straight year the Pokes have adopted their own nickname, "...More >>
  • Sports Person of the Week - Matt Gallier

    Sports Person of the Week - Matt Gallier

    Friday, March 24 2017 12:12 AM EDT2017-03-24 04:12:15 GMT
    It seems over the past four years, the Cowboys' arc to Southland prominence, has coincided with the development of third baseman Matt Gallier. McNeese has won 30 or more games in three straight seasons for just the second time in program history. Gallier meanwhile has upped his average in each of those seasons. He's now hitting over .400 this year. "My success isn't my success alone, it has to do with the coaches and Coach [Nick] Zaleski has a great philosop...More >>
    It seems over the past four years, the Cowboys' arc to Southland prominence, has coincided with the development of third baseman Matt Gallier. McNeese has won 30 or more games in three straight seasons for just the second time in program history. Gallier meanwhile has upped his average in each of those seasons. He's now hitting over .400 this year. "My success isn't my success alone, it has to do with the coaches and Coach [Nick] Zaleski has a great philosop...More >>
  • 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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