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  • Sports Person of the Week - Craig 'The Fury' Tullier

    Sports Person of the Week - Craig 'The Fury' Tullier

    Thursday, May 17 2018 8:14 PM EDT2018-05-18 00:14:42 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)
    Craig Tullier discovered arm wrestling like most of us, on playgrounds and in cafeterias. But Tullier had a gift at the table. "I trained for four months and I went to the nationals and I got fourth in the United States," said Tullier of his early arm wrestling days. "Then I trained three more months and I went to the world and competed for Team USA and got third in the world at 16 years old." Tullier's trophy case only grew from there. "I've got 37 nation...More >>
    Craig Tullier discovered arm wrestling like most of us, on playgrounds and in cafeterias. But Tullier had a gift at the table. "I trained for four months and I went to the nationals and I got fourth in the United States," said Tullier of his early arm wrestling days. "Then I trained three more months and I went to the world and competed for Team USA and got third in the world at 16 years old." Tullier's trophy case only grew from there. "I've got 37 nation...More >>
  • Sports Person of the Week - Brooke Tyree

    Sports Person of the Week - Brooke Tyree

    Thursday, May 10 2018 8:00 PM EDT2018-05-11 00:00:40 GMT
    Brooke Tyree has won four state titles during her high school career. (Source: KPLC)Brooke Tyree has won four state titles during her high school career. (Source: KPLC)
    Brooke Tyree has won four state titles during her high school career. (Source: KPLC)Brooke Tyree has won four state titles during her high school career. (Source: KPLC)
    Golf has been a gateway for Sulphur High School's Brooke Tyree. "I use golf as a way of making new friends because I've never been an outgoing person," said Tyree. "I've made so many new friends through golf all over the country." The senior picked up the game five years ago, and she's been a quick study. Tyree completed the high school quadfecta of winning four state titles during her time with the Tors. "It was a great experience being able to win i...More >>
    Golf has been a gateway for Sulphur High School's Brooke Tyree. "I use golf as a way of making new friends because I've never been an outgoing person," said Tyree. "I've made so many new friends through golf all over the country." The senior picked up the game five years ago, and she's been a quick study. Tyree completed the high school quadfecta of winning four state titles during her time with the Tors. "It was a great experience being able to win i...More >>
  • Sports Person of the Week - Antonio Silva Seara

    Sports Person of the Week - Antonio Silva Seara

    Friday, May 4 2018 4:41 PM EDT2018-05-04 20:41:22 GMT
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    Tennis is an international sport. As a foreign exchange student... Antonio Silva Seara didn't come to Sam Houston High for the sport, but it's certainly how he's making his mark.  A native of Spain, he first picked up a racket at 7 years old. Now, a junior in high school and he helped make history for the bronco's tennis team alongside senior Tom Hall. This past weekend, the duo brought home the school's first-ever state championship in doubles. Jason Moody: "I could tell...

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    Tennis is an international sport. As a foreign exchange student... Antonio Silva Seara didn't come to Sam Houston High for the sport, but it's certainly how he's making his mark.  A native of Spain, he first picked up a racket at 7 years old. Now, a junior in high school and he helped make history for the bronco's tennis team alongside senior Tom Hall. This past weekend, the duo brought home the school's first-ever state championship in doubles. Jason Moody: "I could tell...

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  • Sports Person of the Week - Sarah Gartman

    Sports Person of the Week - Sarah Gartman

    Thursday, April 26 2018 7:02 PM EDT2018-04-26 23:02:44 GMT
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    Kinder senior Sarah Gartman has been the face of Yellow Jacket softball for the past three years. With her in the circle, Kinder has reached the state tournament in Sulphur each season. "Sulphur is a great atmosphere and there are a lot of fans and there’s a lot going on," said Gartman. "There is a step where we want to be and being in Sulphur, but that’s not the finish. We want to get to the state championship and win the title." If the Jac...More >>
    Kinder senior Sarah Gartman has been the face of Yellow Jacket softball for the past three years. With her in the circle, Kinder has reached the state tournament in Sulphur each season. "Sulphur is a great atmosphere and there are a lot of fans and there’s a lot going on," said Gartman. "There is a step where we want to be and being in Sulphur, but that’s not the finish. We want to get to the state championship and win the title." If the Jac...More >>
  • 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
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    "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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    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
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    (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

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