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  • Trout hits 10th HR, Ohtani shaky, Angels beat Astros 8-7

    Trout hits 10th HR, Ohtani shaky, Angels beat Astros 8-7

    Wednesday, April 25 2018 12:36 AM EDT2018-04-25 04:36:39 GMT
    Mike Trout hit his major league-leading 10th homer and the Los Angeles Angels overcame another shaky start by Shohei Ohtani to beat the Houston Astros 8-7 Tuesday night, tying a team record with their 11th straight...More >>
    Mike Trout hit his major league-leading 10th homer and the Los Angeles Angels overcame another shaky start by Shohei Ohtani to beat the Houston Astros 8-7 Tuesday night, tying a team record with their 11th straight road win.More >>
  • McNeese rallies in ninth before downing ULM in extras

    McNeese rallies in ninth before downing ULM in extras

    Wednesday, April 25 2018 12:20 AM EDT2018-04-25 04:20:50 GMT
    (Source: KTVE)(Source: KTVE)
    (Source: KTVE)(Source: KTVE)
    McNeese made the most of a couple of ninth-inning miscues by Louisiana-Monroe to tie the game at 3-3, then scored four runs in the top of the 11th to win 7-3 and post the seventh victory in the last eight games. The win improved the Cowboys’ record to 20-21 on the season as they’ll next host Southland Conference front-runner Sam Houston State Friday-Sunday in a series that has first place implications. Trailing 3-1, Shane Selman snapped a 21-game home run drought to lead...More >>
    McNeese made the most of a couple of ninth-inning miscues by Louisiana-Monroe to tie the game at 3-3, then scored four runs in the top of the 11th to win 7-3 and post the seventh victory in the last eight games. The win improved the Cowboys’ record to 20-21 on the season as they’ll next host Southland Conference front-runner Sam Houston State Friday-Sunday in a series that has first place implications. Trailing 3-1, Shane Selman snapped a 21-game home run drought to lead...More >>
  • Skaggs dazzles, Angels beat Astros 2-0

    Skaggs dazzles, Angels beat Astros 2-0

    Yuli Gurriel was thrown out at third base by catcher Martin Maldonado to end the game after an original safe call was reversed on replay, giving the Los Angeles Angels a 2-0 win over Houston on Monday night that...More >>
    Yuli Gurriel was thrown out at third base by catcher Martin Maldonado to end the game after an original safe call was reversed on replay, giving the Los Angeles Angels a 2-0 win over Houston on Monday night that ended the...More >>
  • LaGrange sends two football players to the next level

    LaGrange sends two football players to the next level

    Monday, April 23 2018 10:58 PM EDT2018-04-24 02:58:12 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)
    The Gators football team sends two football players to the next level. Offensive lineman Eric Rene accepted a preferred walk-on spot with the Pokes as he transitions to the defensive side of the ball. He says he can't imagine playing anywhere else. Offensive lineman Reginald Weldon is returning home to Texas to play for Texas Wesleyan. Weldon says that continuing his education is what is most important to him. Copyright 2018 KPLC. All rights reserved.More >>
    The Gators football team sends two football players to the next level. Offensive lineman Eric Rene accepted a preferred walk-on spot with the Pokes as he transitions to the defensive side of the ball. He says he can't imagine playing anywhere else. Offensive lineman Reginald Weldon is returning home to Texas to play for Texas Wesleyan. Weldon says that continuing his education is what is most important to him. Copyright 2018 KPLC. All rights reserved.More >>
  • McNeese men's basketball coach, Heath Schroyer introduces 2018-19 staff

    McNeese men's basketball coach, Heath Schroyer introduces 2018-19 staff

    Monday, April 23 2018 10:37 PM EDT2018-04-24 02:37:53 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)
    LAKE CHARLES – New McNeese men’s basketball head coach Heath Schroyer introduced his 2018-19 basketball staff to the media, including the final piece to the puzzle with the hiring of Jalen Courtney to complete his coaching staff. Courtney comes to McNeese after spending the last three years on staff at Mississippi State where he served as a graduate assistant and also as the team’s video coordinator. The Jackson, Mississippi native signed to play basketball at LSU ...More >>
    LAKE CHARLES – New McNeese men’s basketball head coach Heath Schroyer introduced his 2018-19 basketball staff to the media, including the final piece to the puzzle with the hiring of Jalen Courtney to complete his coaching staff. Courtney comes to McNeese after spending the last three years on staff at Mississippi State where he served as a graduate assistant and also as the team’s video coordinator. The Jackson, Mississippi native signed to play basketball at LSU ...More >>
  • AP Source: Pelicans pick up Gentry's option for next season

    AP Source: Pelicans pick up Gentry's option for next season

    Monday, April 23 2018 9:28 PM EDT2018-04-24 01:28:02 GMT
    A person familiar with the situation says Pelicans coach Alvin Gentry's contract option for next season has been exercised by the club.More >>
    A person familiar with the situation says Pelicans coach Alvin Gentry's contract option for next season has been exercised by the club.More >>
  • Justin Verlander's funny response to heckler goes viral

    Justin Verlander's funny response to heckler goes viral

    Monday, April 23 2018 1:26 PM EDT2018-04-23 17:26:57 GMT

    Houston Astros pitcher Justin Verlander had enough of one White Sox fan taunting him from behind the dugout. The Astros were in Chicago for a three-game series, when, in the second game of the series, a White Sox fan began taunting him, yelling "you suck!" Verlander responded with signs that read, "No, you suck!"

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    Houston Astros pitcher Justin Verlander had enough of one White Sox fan taunting him from behind the dugout. The Astros were in Chicago for a three-game series, when, in the second game of the series, a White Sox fan began taunting him, yelling "you suck!" Verlander responded with signs that read, "No, you suck!"

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  • LHSAA releases 2018 baseball playoff brackets

    LHSAA releases 2018 baseball playoff brackets

    Sunday, April 22 2018 11:43 PM EDT2018-04-23 03:43:45 GMT
    (Source: LHSAA)(Source: LHSAA)

    SOUTHWEST LOUISIANA (KPLC) - The LHSAA has released its 2018 baseball playoff brackets. The Allstate Sugar Bowl/LHSAA Baseball State Tournament will be held at McMurry Park in Sulphur, May 9-12, 2018. You can find the seedings and first-round matchups below. Class 5A (29) Walker at (4) Barbe (27) Airline at (6) Sulphur (31) Ouachita Parish at (2) Sam Houston Click here for full Class 5A bracket. Class 4A (20) Leesville at (13) Riverdale (30) Plaquemine at (3) ...

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    SOUTHWEST LOUISIANA (KPLC) - The LHSAA has released its 2018 baseball playoff brackets. The Allstate Sugar Bowl/LHSAA Baseball State Tournament will be held at McMurry Park in Sulphur, May 9-12, 2018. You can find the seedings and first-round matchups below. Class 5A (29) Walker at (4) Barbe (27) Airline at (6) Sulphur (31) Ouachita Parish at (2) Sam Houston Click here for full Class 5A bracket. Class 4A (20) Leesville at (13) Riverdale (30) Plaquemine at (3) ...

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  • McNeese beats NSU 4-3 to win weekend series

    McNeese beats NSU 4-3 to win weekend series

    Sunday, April 22 2018 6:39 PM EDT2018-04-22 22:39:03 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)
    LAKE CHARLES - McNeese won its sixth game in the last seven outings in large part to the relief pitching effort by Zach Rider who threw 4.1 innings and allowed just one run and four hits to pick up his second win of the season as the Cowboys downed Northwestern State 4-3 on Sunday to capture the Southland Conference baseball series. The win improved McNeese's record to 19-21 overall, but more importantly, 14-7 in conference play and back into a tie for second place in the league stan...More >>
    LAKE CHARLES - McNeese won its sixth game in the last seven outings in large part to the relief pitching effort by Zach Rider who threw 4.1 innings and allowed just one run and four hits to pick up his second win of the season as the Cowboys downed Northwestern State 4-3 on Sunday to capture the Southland Conference baseball series. The win improved McNeese's record to 19-21 overall, but more importantly, 14-7 in conference play and back into a tie for second place in the league stan...More >>
  • Cowgirls sweep series with Lamar

    Cowgirls sweep series with Lamar

    Saturday, April 21 2018 9:02 PM EDT2018-04-22 01:02:29 GMT
    (Source: McNeese)(Source: McNeese)
    (Source: McNeese)(Source: McNeese)
    BEAUMONT, Texas— McNeese softball came out aggressive at the plate and on the base paths to defeat Lamar 10-6 in the final game of the series to complete the sweep here Saturday to improve to 33-16 overall and 15-6 in the SLC. The loss drops Lamar to 24-24 overall and 9-12 in the SLC. The Cowgirls picked up 14 hits in the game, the second most in a game this season. A total of 10 Cowgirls picked up at least one hit in the game with Justyce McClain leading the way with three. Er...More >>
    BEAUMONT, Texas— McNeese softball came out aggressive at the plate and on the base paths to defeat Lamar 10-6 in the final game of the series to complete the sweep here Saturday to improve to 33-16 overall and 15-6 in the SLC. The loss drops Lamar to 24-24 overall and 9-12 in the SLC. The Cowgirls picked up 14 hits in the game, the second most in a game this season. A total of 10 Cowgirls picked up at least one hit in the game with Justyce McClain leading the way with three. Er...More >>
  • McNeese falls in game two against NSU, 9-4

    McNeese falls in game two against NSU, 9-4

    Saturday, April 21 2018 8:56 PM EDT2018-04-22 00:56:41 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)
    LAKE CHARLES – Northwestern State scores six runs in the first two innings off of seven hits, then kept McNeese from clawing back into the game after stranding five Cowboy runners in scoring position as the Demons captured game two of the Southland Conference baseball series by a 9-4 score on Saturday. The two teams will play the rubber match at 1 on Sunday as the Cowboys (18-21, 13-7 SLC) will start Tyler Wesley (3-2, 4.54 ERA) on the mound. NSU (21-18, 9-8) is expected to thr...More >>
    LAKE CHARLES – Northwestern State scores six runs in the first two innings off of seven hits, then kept McNeese from clawing back into the game after stranding five Cowboy runners in scoring position as the Demons captured game two of the Southland Conference baseball series by a 9-4 score on Saturday. The two teams will play the rubber match at 1 on Sunday as the Cowboys (18-21, 13-7 SLC) will start Tyler Wesley (3-2, 4.54 ERA) on the mound. NSU (21-18, 9-8) is expected to thr...More >>
  • Southwest Louisiana sends nine to LHSAA Softball State Tournament in Sulphur

    Southwest Louisiana sends nine to LHSAA Softball State Tournament in Sulphur

    Saturday, April 21 2018 12:35 AM EDT2018-04-21 04:35:47 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)
    The LHSAA Softball State Tournament is set to begin Thursday in Sulphur as eight teams from all nine classes and divisions will play for the right to play for a state title. As usual, Southwest Louisiana is sending multiple teams with the hopes of bringing home a title to the area for the first time since Hackberry won the Class C title in 2016. Our coverage area has a representative in every class. In Class 5A, Sam Houston had to rally past Ponchatoula by scoring two runs in the se...More >>
    The LHSAA Softball State Tournament is set to begin Thursday in Sulphur as eight teams from all nine classes and divisions will play for the right to play for a state title. As usual, Southwest Louisiana is sending multiple teams with the hopes of bringing home a title to the area for the first time since Hackberry won the Class C title in 2016. Our coverage area has a representative in every class. In Class 5A, Sam Houston had to rally past Ponchatoula by scoring two runs in the se...More >>
  • Provenzano hits walk-off in the 13th as McNeese tops NSU

    Provenzano hits walk-off in the 13th as McNeese tops NSU

    Saturday, April 21 2018 12:11 AM EDT2018-04-21 04:11:09 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)
    LAKE CHARLES – Joe Provenzano was one of several heroes in McNeese’s Friday night Southland Conference game against Northwestern State as his walk-off double with no outs in the bottom of the 13th inning scored Shane Selman to give the Cowboys a 2-1 win in the series opener. Provenzano’s game-winning hit capped off a night where the two Anderson brothers – Grant and Aidan – combined to throw the full 13 innings, striking out a school-record 18 batters wh...More >>
    LAKE CHARLES – Joe Provenzano was one of several heroes in McNeese’s Friday night Southland Conference game against Northwestern State as his walk-off double with no outs in the bottom of the 13th inning scored Shane Selman to give the Cowboys a 2-1 win in the series opener. Provenzano’s game-winning hit capped off a night where the two Anderson brothers – Grant and Aidan – combined to throw the full 13 innings, striking out a school-record 18 batters wh...More >>
  • McNeese sweeps doubleheader at Lamar

    McNeese sweeps doubleheader at Lamar

    Friday, April 20 2018 11:47 PM EDT2018-04-21 03:47:37 GMT
    (Source: McNeese)(Source: McNeese)

    BEAUMONT, Texas—McNeese softball picked up a Southland Conference doubleheader here Friday (6-4, 5-2) over Lamar to secure the series. The final game of the series is scheduled for 3 p.m. Saturday. With the win, McNeese improves to 32-16 overall and 14-6 in the SLC. Lamar falls to 24-23 overall and 9-11 in the SLC. McNeese combined to pick up 20 hits on the day including seven doubles and two home runs. The Cowgirls opened the series with 12 hits in game one then picked up eig...

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    BEAUMONT, Texas—McNeese softball picked up a Southland Conference doubleheader here Friday (6-4, 5-2) over Lamar to secure the series. The final game of the series is scheduled for 3 p.m. Saturday. With the win, McNeese improves to 32-16 overall and 14-6 in the SLC. Lamar falls to 24-23 overall and 9-11 in the SLC. McNeese combined to pick up 20 hits on the day including seven doubles and two home runs. The Cowgirls opened the series with 12 hits in game one then picked up eig...

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  • Pelicans primed to close out the Blazers Saturday

    Pelicans primed to close out the Blazers Saturday

    Anthony Davis racked up 28 points, 11 rebounds, and 2 blocks. Source: Nola.comAnthony Davis racked up 28 points, 11 rebounds, and 2 blocks. Source: Nola.com
    Anthony Davis racked up 28 points, 11 rebounds, and 2 blocks. Source: Nola.comAnthony Davis racked up 28 points, 11 rebounds, and 2 blocks. Source: Nola.com
    No play sums up the Pelicans absolute destruction of the Trail Blazers more then when Anthony Davis slammed the door, literally and figuratively, on the Blazers hopes. Now the Pels leading 3 games to none on the Blazers. "We knew they were going to come in and play desperate. We just tried to match that desperation, honestly, and play more desperate. They came out early and made some shots, but we were able to counter them and start playing a little bit of defense and were ...More >>
    No play sums up the Pelicans absolute destruction of the Trail Blazers more then when Anthony Davis slammed the door, literally and figuratively, on the Blazers hopes. Now the Pels leading 3 games to none on the Blazers. "We knew they were going to come in and play desperate. We just tried to match that desperation, honestly, and play more desperate. They came out early and made some shots, but we were able to counter them and start playing a little bit of defense and were ...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
    (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 >>
  • Mirotic, Davis lead Pelicans to 3-0 series lead over Blazers

    Mirotic, Davis lead Pelicans to 3-0 series lead over Blazers

    Thursday, April 19 2018 11:42 PM EDT2018-04-20 03:42:56 GMT
    Friday, April 20 2018 11:57 AM EDT2018-04-20 15:57:24 GMT
    (AP Photo/Veronica Dominach). New Orleans Pelicans forward Nikola Mirotic (3) celebrates with forward Anthony Davis (23) during the first half of Game 3 of a first-round NBA basketball playoff series against the Portland Trail Blazers in New Orleans, T...(AP Photo/Veronica Dominach). New Orleans Pelicans forward Nikola Mirotic (3) celebrates with forward Anthony Davis (23) during the first half of Game 3 of a first-round NBA basketball playoff series against the Portland Trail Blazers in New Orleans, T...
    Nikola Mirotic scored a career-playoff-best 30 points and the New Orleans Pelicans pushed Portland to the brink of elimination with a 119-102 victory.More >>
    Nikola Mirotic scored a career-playoff-best 30 points and the New Orleans Pelicans pushed Portland to the brink of elimination with a 119-102 victory.More >>
  • Washington-Marion's Jaylin Walker signs scholarship to play for LSUE

    Washington-Marion's Jaylin Walker signs scholarship to play for LSUE

    Friday, April 20 2018 1:04 AM EDT2018-04-20 05:04:08 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)
    LSU Eunice men's basketball announced the addition of Jaylin Walker for its first team that is set to play in 2018-19. Walker is the fifth official student-athlete to join first-year head coach Byron Starks. Walker is a 5-foot-11 guard from Washington-Marion.  He helped lead the Charging Indians to state title in 2017. "Tough, hard-nosed and no quit-winner, are all words that describe Jaylin," said LSUE head coach Byron Starks. "Jaylin comes to us from ...More >>
    LSU Eunice men's basketball announced the addition of Jaylin Walker for its first team that is set to play in 2018-19. Walker is the fifth official student-athlete to join first-year head coach Byron Starks. Walker is a 5-foot-11 guard from Washington-Marion.  He helped lead the Charging Indians to state title in 2017. "Tough, hard-nosed and no quit-winner, are all words that describe Jaylin," said LSUE head coach Byron Starks. "Jaylin comes to us from ...More >>
  • Saints to play Falcons and Cowboys on back-to-back Thursdays in November

    Saints to play Falcons and Cowboys on back-to-back Thursdays in November

    The Saints will play the Falcons on Thanksgiving night. Source: Mark LaGrangeThe Saints will play the Falcons on Thanksgiving night. Source: Mark LaGrange

    The Saints will play five primetime games in 2018. Last season, the Saints only played two games in primetime.

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    The Saints will play five primetime games in 2018. Last season, the Saints only played two games in primetime.

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  • Charlie Morton dominant as Astros silence Mariners 9-2

    Charlie Morton dominant as Astros silence Mariners 9-2

    Charlie Morton pitched seven innings of three-hit ball, Jose Altuve hit a three-run double and the Houston Astros beat the Seattle Mariners 9-2 on Thursday.More >>
    Charlie Morton pitched seven innings of three-hit ball, Jose Altuve hit a three-run double and the Houston Astros beat the Seattle Mariners 9-2 on Thursday.More >>
  • Cowgirls fall to No. 22 UL Lafayette, 5-3

    Cowgirls fall to No. 22 UL Lafayette, 5-3

    Wednesday, April 18 2018 11:47 PM EDT2018-04-19 03:47:52 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)

    LAKE CHARLES—McNeese softball missed a few opportunities to score more runs in a game that saw several outstanding defensive plays from both teams in a 5-3 loss to 22nd ranked UL Lafayette here Wednesday night. “We knew we were going to face a good UL Lafayette team and they lived up to it,” said McNeese head coach James Landreneau. “When we were able to put people on, they made some key defensive plays and Summer (Ellyson) did a good job of keeping us off bal...

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    LAKE CHARLES—McNeese softball missed a few opportunities to score more runs in a game that saw several outstanding defensive plays from both teams in a 5-3 loss to 22nd ranked UL Lafayette here Wednesday night. “We knew we were going to face a good UL Lafayette team and they lived up to it,” said McNeese head coach James Landreneau. “When we were able to put people on, they made some key defensive plays and Summer (Ellyson) did a good job of keeping us off bal...

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  • McNeese overcomes slow start to down Houston Baptist, 11-8

    McNeese overcomes slow start to down Houston Baptist, 11-8

    Wednesday, April 18 2018 12:16 AM EDT2018-04-18 04:16:24 GMT
    (Source: McNeese)(Source: McNeese)
    (Source: McNeese)(Source: McNeese)
    McNeese slapped a season-high 16 hits and matched an inning-high with seven runs in the third inning as the Cowboys rallied from an early five-run deficit to beat Southland Conference foe Houston Baptist, 11-7, in a non-conference tilt on Tuesday night. The win was the fourth straight for the Cowboys (17-20) and seventh victory in the last 10 outings. HBU fell to 16-21 on the season. Peyton McLemore (1-1) picked up the win in relief effort after he threw three scoreless and hitless ...More >>
    McNeese slapped a season-high 16 hits and matched an inning-high with seven runs in the third inning as the Cowboys rallied from an early five-run deficit to beat Southland Conference foe Houston Baptist, 11-7, in a non-conference tilt on Tuesday night. The win was the fourth straight for the Cowboys (17-20) and seventh victory in the last 10 outings. HBU fell to 16-21 on the season. Peyton McLemore (1-1) picked up the win in relief effort after he threw three scoreless and hitless ...More >>
  • Paxton, Mariners win 2-1, snap six-game skid vs Houston

    Paxton, Mariners win 2-1, snap six-game skid vs Houston

    Tuesday, April 17 2018 12:58 AM EDT2018-04-17 04:58:08 GMT
    James Paxton delivered six strong innings, Nelson Cruz took Dallas Keuchel deep and the Seattle Mariners beat the Houston Astros 2-1 on Monday night to end a six-game skid against the defending World Series champions.More >>
    James Paxton delivered six strong innings, Nelson Cruz took Dallas Keuchel deep and the Seattle Mariners beat the Houston Astros 2-1 on Monday night to end a six-game skid against the defending World Series champions.More >>
  • McNeese's Dustin Duhon named Southland and LSWA hitter of the week

    McNeese's Dustin Duhon named Southland and LSWA hitter of the week

    Tuesday, April 17 2018 12:08 AM EDT2018-04-17 04:08:45 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)
    McNeese catcher Dustin Duhon had a career week at the plate, and because of that, the junior from Moss Bluff has been named this week’s Southland Conference and Louisiana Sports Writers Baseball Hitter of the Week. Duhon slugged .688 for the week, going 11-for-16 in four games at the plate. He set a career-high with five singles at Louisiana-Lafayette last Tuesday to start the week, then over the weekend, helped the Cowboys sweep UNO in a Southland Conference baseball series a...More >>
    McNeese catcher Dustin Duhon had a career week at the plate, and because of that, the junior from Moss Bluff has been named this week’s Southland Conference and Louisiana Sports Writers Baseball Hitter of the Week. Duhon slugged .688 for the week, going 11-for-16 in four games at the plate. He set a career-high with five singles at Louisiana-Lafayette last Tuesday to start the week, then over the weekend, helped the Cowboys sweep UNO in a Southland Conference baseball series a...More >>
  • McNeese men's hoops adds two more to signing class

    McNeese men's hoops adds two more to signing class

    Monday, April 16 2018 2:50 PM EDT2018-04-16 18:50:35 GMT

    New McNeese basketball coach Heath Schroyer has announced the signing of two players that will join the Cowboys for the 2018-19 season – Kevin Hunt, a 6-3 guard out of the College of Central Florida; and Jeremy Harrell, a 6-7 forward out of Southwest Mississippi College. The duo brings the total number of signees to seven for Schroyer’s first class as McNeese’s head coach. Hunt, a native of Little Rock, will have three years of eligibility remaining to play f...

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    New McNeese basketball coach Heath Schroyer has announced the signing of two players that will join the Cowboys for the 2018-19 season – Kevin Hunt, a 6-3 guard out of the College of Central Florida; and Jeremy Harrell, a 6-7 forward out of Southwest Mississippi College. The duo brings the total number of signees to seven for Schroyer’s first class as McNeese’s head coach. Hunt, a native of Little Rock, will have three years of eligibility remaining to play f...

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  • Cowboys sweep series against UNO

    Cowboys sweep series against UNO

    Monday, April 16 2018 12:17 AM EDT2018-04-16 04:17:38 GMT
    (Source: McNeese)(Source: McNeese)
    (Source: McNeese)(Source: McNeese)
    The junior catcher tied a single-game school record with three doubles in game one of a doubleheader, added a fourth double on the day in game two, and completed the DH hitting 6-for-8 in helping lead McNeese to a doubleheader sweep over UNO by scores of 9-6 and 9-7, as well as capturing the Southland Conference series sweep. The victories improve the Cowboys to 12-6 in league play, 16-20 overall, while UNO falls to 17-20 and 7-11. McNeese also swept the Privateers for the fifth stra...More >>
    The junior catcher tied a single-game school record with three doubles in game one of a doubleheader, added a fourth double on the day in game two, and completed the DH hitting 6-for-8 in helping lead McNeese to a doubleheader sweep over UNO by scores of 9-6 and 9-7, as well as capturing the Southland Conference series sweep. The victories improve the Cowboys to 12-6 in league play, 16-20 overall, while UNO falls to 17-20 and 7-11. McNeese also swept the Privateers for the fifth stra...More >>
  • Andrew Sheridan throws complete game shutout against BRCC

    Andrew Sheridan throws complete game shutout against BRCC

    Sunday, April 15 2018 10:27 PM EDT2018-04-16 02:27:36 GMT
    (Source: LSUE/KPLC)(Source: LSUE/KPLC)

    EUNICE, La. - For the first time this season, Andrew Sheridan had a full week's rest - and it showed. The freshman pitched hurled a nine-inning jewel in No. 1 LSU Eunice's 5-0 win over Baton Rouge CC, becoming the first Bengal pitcher to toss a nine-inning shutout since 2015 (Mitch Sewald vs. Kellogg CC on Feb. 28). Sheridan (9-0) retired 20 of the final 22 batters he faced, giving up just three hits and two walks on the day.  The Sulphur High product also got a couple of d...

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    EUNICE, La. - For the first time this season, Andrew Sheridan had a full week's rest - and it showed. The freshman pitched hurled a nine-inning jewel in No. 1 LSU Eunice's 5-0 win over Baton Rouge CC, becoming the first Bengal pitcher to toss a nine-inning shutout since 2015 (Mitch Sewald vs. Kellogg CC on Feb. 28). Sheridan (9-0) retired 20 of the final 22 batters he faced, giving up just three hits and two walks on the day.  The Sulphur High product also got a couple of d...

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  • Cowgirls win SLC tennis championship for the first time ever

    Cowgirls win SLC tennis championship for the first time ever

    Sunday, April 15 2018 8:29 PM EDT2018-04-16 00:29:50 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)

    LAKE CHARLES – The McNeese tennis squad swept Southland Conference foe Nicholls on Sunday to secure at least a share of its first Southland Conference Championship in program history. The victory also clinched the overall number one seed going into the Southland Conference tournament which will be played April 27-29 in Beaumont. McNeese, who ended the regular season with a 15-3 overall record, posted a 10-1 league mark and matching the most conference w...

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    LAKE CHARLES – The McNeese tennis squad swept Southland Conference foe Nicholls on Sunday to secure at least a share of its first Southland Conference Championship in program history. The victory also clinched the overall number one seed going into the Southland Conference tournament which will be played April 27-29 in Beaumont. McNeese, who ended the regular season with a 15-3 overall record, posted a 10-1 league mark and matching the most conference w...

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  • Cowgirls pick up their 30th win and take series from Nicholls

    Cowgirls pick up their 30th win and take series from Nicholls

    Saturday, April 14 2018 5:24 PM EDT2018-04-14 21:24:21 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)
    LAKE CHARLES—McNeese softball manufactured runs when it needed to and came away with a 7-3 rubber game win over Nicholls Saturday to pick up an important Southland Conference series 2-1 that moved the Cowgirls into a first place tie in the league standings.  The win is also McNeese’s 30th of the season to improve to 30-15 overall and 12-6 in the SLC. The 30-win season is the 10th straight for the program. The loss drops Nicholls to 27-13 overall and 12-6 in the SLC. ...More >>
    LAKE CHARLES—McNeese softball manufactured runs when it needed to and came away with a 7-3 rubber game win over Nicholls Saturday to pick up an important Southland Conference series 2-1 that moved the Cowgirls into a first place tie in the league standings.  The win is also McNeese’s 30th of the season to improve to 30-15 overall and 12-6 in the SLC. The 30-win season is the 10th straight for the program. The loss drops Nicholls to 27-13 overall and 12-6 in the SLC. ...More >>
  • Cowgirls split doubleheader with SLC-leading Nicholls

    Cowgirls split doubleheader with SLC-leading Nicholls

    Saturday, April 14 2018 12:15 AM EDT2018-04-14 04:15:17 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)

    Cowgirls split a doubleheader with Nicholls on Friday, April 13. Game one of the doubleheader went to the Colonels, who scored five home runs and run-ruled the cowgirls, 10-2. Game two, the cowgirls returned the favor. McNeese scored 10 runs in the bottom of the fourth inning, run-ruling the Colonels 14-5 in five innings. Game three is Saturday, April 3 at noon.  Copyright 2018 KPLC. All rights reserved.

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    Cowgirls split a doubleheader with Nicholls on Friday, April 13. Game one of the doubleheader went to the Colonels, who scored five home runs and run-ruled the cowgirls, 10-2. Game two, the cowgirls returned the favor. McNeese scored 10 runs in the bottom of the fourth inning, run-ruling the Colonels 14-5 in five innings. Game three is Saturday, April 3 at noon.  Copyright 2018 KPLC. All rights reserved.

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  • Maxwell swipes home as Cowboys win game one over UNO

    Maxwell swipes home as Cowboys win game one over UNO

    Saturday, April 14 2018 12:03 AM EDT2018-04-14 04:03:22 GMT
    (Source: McNeese)(Source: McNeese)
    (Source: McNeese)(Source: McNeese)
    Carson Maxwell’s game-tying double in the seventh inning was only the precursor to bigger things when two batters later and Maxwell standing on third, the third baseman straight up stole home with two outs to give McNeese a 3-2 lead and eventually the win over New Orleans in game one of a three-game Southland Conference baseball series. Aidan Anderson, who seems to have rooted himself at the team’s closer, picked up his third save in his last five outings as he worked out...More >>
    Carson Maxwell’s game-tying double in the seventh inning was only the precursor to bigger things when two batters later and Maxwell standing on third, the third baseman straight up stole home with two outs to give McNeese a 3-2 lead and eventually the win over New Orleans in game one of a three-game Southland Conference baseball series. Aidan Anderson, who seems to have rooted himself at the team’s closer, picked up his third save in his last five outings as he worked out...More >>
  • Cole strikes out 14, Astros beat Rangers 3-2

    Cole strikes out 14, Astros beat Rangers 3-2

    Gerrit Cole struck out a career-high 14 in seven innings and Derek Fisher scored the go-ahead run on Drew Robinson's error in the eighth, sending the Houston Astros to a 3-2 victory over the Texas Rangers on...More >>
    Gerrit Cole struck out a career-high 14 in seven innings and Derek Fisher scored the go-ahead run on Drew Robinson's error in the eighth, sending the Houston Astros to a 3-2 victory over the Texas Rangers on Friday night.More >>
  • Gentry and the Pelicans fought through Cousins injury to make the postseason

    Gentry and the Pelicans fought through Cousins injury to make the postseason

    The Pelicans and Blazers play Game One Saturday night. Source: Pellicans.comThe Pelicans and Blazers play Game One Saturday night. Source: Pellicans.com

    One of the most impressive parts about the Pelicans run to the playoffs is that they did it without DeMarcus Cousins. Because he wasn't just one of their biggest contributors, but one of the best players in the league, period. The Pelicans journey over the 2nd half of the season, learning to play without him, has been one of the most entertaining storylines in the NBA. "I think at first we just tried to figure ourselves out. One of the biggest pieces on our team went down,"...

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    One of the most impressive parts about the Pelicans run to the playoffs is that they did it without DeMarcus Cousins. Because he wasn't just one of their biggest contributors, but one of the best players in the league, period. The Pelicans journey over the 2nd half of the season, learning to play without him, has been one of the most entertaining storylines in the NBA. "I think at first we just tried to figure ourselves out. One of the biggest pieces on our team went down,"...

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  • LSU defeats Tennessee 9-3 to open series

    LSU defeats Tennessee 9-3 to open series

    No. 19 LSU hosts the Tennessee Vols at The Box beginning Friday night.

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    No. 19 LSU hosts the Tennessee Vols at The Box beginning Friday night.

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  • 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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  • 2018 Louisiana High School All-Star softball roster announced

    2018 Louisiana High School All-Star softball roster announced

    Friday, April 13 2018 7:48 PM EDT2018-04-13 23:48:30 GMT
    (Source: LHSCA)(Source: LHSCA)
    (Source: LHSCA)(Source: LHSCA)

    The roster has been announced for the 2018 LHSCA / LSCA All-Star Softball game on May 11-12. Five Southwest Louisiana athletes were selected to the All-Star West roster: Kylie Bergeron - Barbe, Lauren Parson - DeRidder, Sarah Gartman - Kinder, Haylee Brinlee - Rosepine, and Gracie Devall - Sulphur.

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    The roster has been announced for the 2018 LHSCA / LSCA All-Star Softball game on May 11-12. Five Southwest Louisiana athletes were selected to the All-Star West roster: Kylie Bergeron - Barbe, Lauren Parson - DeRidder, Sarah Gartman - Kinder, Haylee Brinlee - Rosepine, and Gracie Devall - Sulphur.

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  • LCCP's Paul Williams signs with LSUE

    LCCP's Paul Williams signs with LSUE

    Friday, April 13 2018 3:04 PM EDT2018-04-13 19:04:09 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)
    LSU Eunice men's basketball announced the addition of Paul Williams for its first team that is set to play in 2018-19.  Williams is the fourth official student-athlete to join first-year head coach Byron Starks. Paul Williams is a 6-foot-4 guard from Lake Charles College Prep.  He helped lead the Blazers to a 19-13 record and a Class 3A Regional playoff appearance.  Williams averaged 12 points and 9 rebounds per game for Mack Guillory's squad. "Paul is an excepti...More >>
    LSU Eunice men's basketball announced the addition of Paul Williams for its first team that is set to play in 2018-19.  Williams is the fourth official student-athlete to join first-year head coach Byron Starks. Paul Williams is a 6-foot-4 guard from Lake Charles College Prep.  He helped lead the Blazers to a 19-13 record and a Class 3A Regional playoff appearance.  Williams averaged 12 points and 9 rebounds per game for Mack Guillory's squad. "Paul is an excepti...More >>
  • LHSAA releases 2018 softball playoff brackets

    LHSAA releases 2018 softball playoff brackets

    Thursday, April 12 2018 10:42 PM EDT2018-04-13 02:42:00 GMT
    (Source: LHSAA)(Source: LHSAA)

    The LHSAA released its 2018 softball playoff brackets. The Allstate Sugar Bowl/LHSAA Softball State Tournament will be held at Frasch Park in Sulphur, April 26-28, 2018.

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    The LHSAA released its 2018 softball playoff brackets. The Allstate Sugar Bowl/LHSAA Softball State Tournament will be held at Frasch Park in Sulphur, April 26-28, 2018.

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  • Cowgirls upset No. 16 Baylor on the road, 7-3

    Cowgirls upset No. 16 Baylor on the road, 7-3

    Wednesday, April 11 2018 8:12 PM EDT2018-04-12 00:12:07 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)
    McNeese softball bounced back from a 10-2 run rule loss at 16th ranked Baylor on Tuesday with a 7-3 win on Wednesday to snap the Bears’ five-game winning streak. McNeese (28-14) took the early lead by scoring three runs in the second inning on two hits. A leadoff walk by Lauren Brown eventually turned into the first Cowgirl run as Brown made her way around the base path and eventually scored on a sacrifice bunt by Tayler Strother. A Justyce McClain single to left center brought...More >>
    McNeese softball bounced back from a 10-2 run rule loss at 16th ranked Baylor on Tuesday with a 7-3 win on Wednesday to snap the Bears’ five-game winning streak. McNeese (28-14) took the early lead by scoring three runs in the second inning on two hits. A leadoff walk by Lauren Brown eventually turned into the first Cowgirl run as Brown made her way around the base path and eventually scored on a sacrifice bunt by Tayler Strother. A Justyce McClain single to left center brought...More >>
  • Local 2018 athletes sign on National Signing Day

    Local 2018 athletes sign on National Signing Day

    Wednesday, April 11 2018 8:07 PM EDT2018-04-12 00:07:21 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)
    Wednesday started the final signing period for the 2017-18 school year, and local athletes from numerous sports inked their letters of intent to their respective schools.  Below is a list of reported April Signing Day commitments: BASKETBALL: Jamara Levy; Lake Arthur; McNeese Maddisen Martin; Fairview; McNeese Paul Williams; LCCP; LSUE Jaylin Walker; Washington-Marion; LSUE FOOTBALL: Trevon Tillman; Vinton; Arkansas Baptist College Andrew Anderson; Sulphur; Hocking ...More >>
    Wednesday started the final signing period for the 2017-18 school year, and local athletes from numerous sports inked their letters of intent to their respective schools.  Below is a list of reported April Signing Day commitments: BASKETBALL: Jamara Levy; Lake Arthur; McNeese Maddisen Martin; Fairview; McNeese Paul Williams; LCCP; LSUE Jaylin Walker; Washington-Marion; LSUE FOOTBALL: Trevon Tillman; Vinton; Arkansas Baptist College Andrew Anderson; Sulphur; Hocking ...More >>
  • McNeese's Schroyer signs five in first signing class

    McNeese's Schroyer signs five in first signing class

    Wednesday, April 11 2018 7:44 PM EDT2018-04-11 23:44:19 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)
    McNeese first-year basketball head coach Heath Schroyer signed five players on the first day of national signing day, all four being targets since his first day on the job and all who he expects to make an immediate impact. Signing on Wednesday were Tykeem Anderson, a 6-3 guard from Trinidad State and a native of Ruston; Roydell Brown, a 6-5 guard/forward from Southwest College and of Harvey; Shamarkus Kennedy, a 6-8 forward from Chipola College and a native of Tuscaloosa; Will Robin...More >>
    McNeese first-year basketball head coach Heath Schroyer signed five players on the first day of national signing day, all four being targets since his first day on the job and all who he expects to make an immediate impact. Signing on Wednesday were Tykeem Anderson, a 6-3 guard from Trinidad State and a native of Ruston; Roydell Brown, a 6-5 guard/forward from Southwest College and of Harvey; Shamarkus Kennedy, a 6-8 forward from Chipola College and a native of Tuscaloosa; Will Robin...More >>
  • McNeese introduces Heath Schroyer as head men's basketball coach

    McNeese introduces Heath Schroyer as head men's basketball coach

    Monday, March 19 2018 8:03 PM EDT2018-03-20 00:03:53 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)

    It's a new day for Cowboy basketball as McNeese formally introduced BYU assistant Heath Schroyer as its next head men's basketball coach. It didn't take long for Schroyer to make bold proclamations about the future of the program. "I really believe that we can turn this into a mid-major powerhouse," Schroyer said. "I think we have the best facility and the best city in this area." Schroyer has head coaching experience at the Division I level. In nine s...

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    It's a new day for Cowboy basketball as McNeese formally introduced BYU assistant Heath Schroyer as its next head men's basketball coach. It didn't take long for Schroyer to make bold proclamations about the future of the program. "I really believe that we can turn this into a mid-major powerhouse," Schroyer said. "I think we have the best facility and the best city in this area." Schroyer has head coaching experience at the Division I level. In nine s...

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  • Kepler hits 2nd HR, connects in 9th, Twins beat Astros 9-8

    Kepler hits 2nd HR, connects in 9th, Twins beat Astros 9-8

    Max Kepler hit his second home run of the game, connecting for a solo drive with two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning as the Minnesota Twins bounced back from a late collapse to beat the Houston Astros 9-8 on...More >>
    Max Kepler hit his second home run of the game, connecting for a solo drive with two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning as the Minnesota Twins bounced back from a late collapse to beat the Houston Astros 9-8 on Wednesday.More >>
  • Saints announce 2018 preseason schedule

    Saints announce 2018 preseason schedule

    (Source: Mark LaGrange)(Source: Mark LaGrange)

    The Saints preseason schedule for the 2018 has officially been released. They'll open at Jacksonville in week one. In week two, the Saints will return home to host Arizona. They're back on the road in week three to face the Los Angeles Chargers on, August 25th. They'll close out the preseason at home against the LA Rams, Exact dates and times have not been released for the Saints' matchups in weeks one, two and four of the preseason. Week 1: Saints at Jacksonville Week 2: Saints vs...

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    The Saints preseason schedule for the 2018 has officially been released. They'll open at Jacksonville in week one. In week two, the Saints will return home to host Arizona. They're back on the road in week three to face the Los Angeles Chargers on, August 25th. They'll close out the preseason at home against the LA Rams, Exact dates and times have not been released for the Saints' matchups in weeks one, two and four of the preseason. Week 1: Saints at Jacksonville Week 2: Saints vs...

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  • Gurriel expected to be activated by Astros for Friday

    Gurriel expected to be activated by Astros for Friday

    Yuli Gurriel is expected to be activated from the 10-day disabled list by the Houston Astros prior to the start of a home series on Friday against the Texas Rangers.More >>
    Yuli Gurriel is expected to be activated from the 10-day disabled list by the Houston Astros prior to the start of a home series on Friday against the Texas Rangers.More >>
  • McNeese women's basketball signs three players on signing day

    McNeese women's basketball signs three players on signing day

    Wednesday, April 11 2018 4:18 PM EDT2018-04-11 20:18:48 GMT
    McNeese women's basketball head coach Kacie Cryer added to her 2018-19 squad with the addition of Damilola (Dami) Balogun, Jamara Levy and Maddisen Martin who signed a National Letter of Intent on Wednesday.   Balogun, a 6-0, forward from Lagos, Nigeria comes to the Cowgirls from Bossier Parish Community College.   "I chose McNeese because I feel it is a great opportunity to further my education," said Balogun. "I also appreciated the persistence of ...More >>
    McNeese women's basketball head coach Kacie Cryer added to her 2018-19 squad with the addition of Damilola (Dami) Balogun, Jamara Levy and Maddisen Martin who signed a National Letter of Intent on Wednesday.   Balogun, a 6-0, forward from Lagos, Nigeria comes to the Cowgirls from Bossier Parish Community College.   "I chose McNeese because I feel it is a great opportunity to further my education," said Balogun. "I also appreciated the persistence of ...More >>
  • Report: Saints land WR Cameron Meredith after Bears decline to match offer

    Report: Saints land WR Cameron Meredith (FOX 8 graphic)Report: Saints land WR Cameron Meredith (FOX 8 graphic)
    (Source: Mark LaGrange)(Source: Mark LaGrange)

    Wide receiver Cameron Meredith will join the Saints in 2018, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. The Saints signed Meredith to a two-year $10 million contract last week; the Bears had five days to match and declined to do so. Sean Payton called wide receiver a 'must' for his team this offseason. With Meredith, the Saints are getting a big wide receiver (6'3) coming off a torn  ACL last season. In 2016, Meredith enjoyed his best season with 66 catches, 888 yards and four touchdown...

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    Wide receiver Cameron Meredith will join the Saints in 2018, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. The Saints signed Meredith to a two-year $10 million contract last week; the Bears had five days to match and declined to do so. Sean Payton called wide receiver a 'must' for his team this offseason. With Meredith, the Saints are getting a big wide receiver (6'3) coming off a torn  ACL last season. In 2016, Meredith enjoyed his best season with 66 catches, 888 yards and four touchdown...

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  • Cajuns hold off Cowboys 12-10 on Tuesday

    Cajuns hold off Cowboys 12-10 on Tuesday

    Tuesday, April 10 2018 11:59 PM EDT2018-04-11 03:59:34 GMT
    (Source: McNeese)(Source: McNeese)

    LAFAYETTE – An inning of offensive brilliance couldn’t hold up for McNeese as the Cowboys squandered a three-run, sixth inning lead to fall 12-10 to Louisiana-Lafayette in a midweek baseball contest on Tuesday night in front of 4,761 fans. A 4-6-3 triple-play turned by UL Lafayette in the top of the seventh inning with runners on first and second for the Cowboys, put a stamp on the type of game it was for McNeese. “That one was one me,” said head coach Justin...

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    LAFAYETTE – An inning of offensive brilliance couldn’t hold up for McNeese as the Cowboys squandered a three-run, sixth inning lead to fall 12-10 to Louisiana-Lafayette in a midweek baseball contest on Tuesday night in front of 4,761 fans. A 4-6-3 triple-play turned by UL Lafayette in the top of the seventh inning with runners on first and second for the Cowboys, put a stamp on the type of game it was for McNeese. “That one was one me,” said head coach Justin...

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  • Cowgirls Improve After Downing Cardinals

    Cowgirls Improve After Downing Cardinals

    Tuesday, April 10 2018 11:25 PM EDT2018-04-11 03:25:46 GMT
    (Source: McNeese)(Source: McNeese)
    (Source: McNeese)(Source: McNeese)

    LAKE CHARLES – The McNeese Cowgirls kept their hopes alive for their first-ever women's tennis Southland Conference championship after downing Lamar by a 5-2 score on Tuesday afternoon at the Nancy Hank Tennis Center. 

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    LAKE CHARLES – The McNeese Cowgirls kept their hopes alive for their first-ever women's tennis Southland Conference championship after downing Lamar by a 5-2 score on Tuesday afternoon at the Nancy Hank Tennis Center. 

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  • Baylor softball run rules McNeese State

    Baylor softball run rules McNeese State

    Tuesday, April 10 2018 11:19 PM EDT2018-04-11 03:19:18 GMT

    No. 16/17 Baylor softball (25-9, 3-3 Big 12) had a strong showing in the opening game of a two-game midweek set with McNeese State (27-14, 10-5 Southland), running away with a 10-2 (6) win over the Cowgirls on Tuesday evening at Getterman Stadium.

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    No. 16/17 Baylor softball (25-9, 3-3 Big 12) had a strong showing in the opening game of a two-game midweek set with McNeese State (27-14, 10-5 Southland), running away with a 10-2 (6) win over the Cowgirls on Tuesday evening at Getterman Stadium.

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  • McNeese Falls to 16th Ranked Baylor, 10-2

    McNeese Falls to 16th Ranked Baylor, 10-2

    Tuesday, April 10 2018 11:11 PM EDT2018-04-11 03:11:57 GMT
    (Source: McNeese)(Source: McNeese)
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)
    WACO, Texas—Sixteenth-ranked Baylor scored seven runs in the sixth inning to hand McNeese softball a 10-2, six-inning loss Tuesday in the first game of the non-conference series. The two team will meet again at 4 p.m. Wednesday in a game that will be televised on Fox Southwest (Channel 38) Suddenlink in the Lake Charles area.  The loss drops McNeese to 27-14 overall while Baylor improves to 25-9 overall. McNeese picked up a total of eight hits. Erika Piancastelli and Bren...More >>
    WACO, Texas—Sixteenth-ranked Baylor scored seven runs in the sixth inning to hand McNeese softball a 10-2, six-inning loss Tuesday in the first game of the non-conference series. The two team will meet again at 4 p.m. Wednesday in a game that will be televised on Fox Southwest (Channel 38) Suddenlink in the Lake Charles area.  The loss drops McNeese to 27-14 overall while Baylor improves to 25-9 overall. McNeese picked up a total of eight hits. Erika Piancastelli and Bren...More >>
  • Labas pitches No. 19 LSU to 2-0 win over No. 25 La. Tech

    Labas pitches No. 19 LSU to 2-0 win over No. 25 La. Tech

    Tuesday, April 10 2018 11:10 PM EDT2018-04-11 03:10:18 GMT

    No. 19 LSU took a 2-0 lead over No. 25 Louisiana Tech in the sixth inning Tuesday night at Alex Box Stadium and never relinquished it.

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    No. 19 LSU took a 2-0 lead over No. 25 Louisiana Tech in the sixth inning Tuesday night at Alex Box Stadium and never relinquished it.

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  • LSU guard Chloe Jackson granted release and is transferring

    LSU guard Chloe Jackson granted release and is transferring

    Tuesday, April 10 2018 4:31 PM EDT2018-04-10 20:31:48 GMT

    In a big blow for the LSU women's basketball program, star guard Chloe Jackson says she has been granted her release and is transferring from the university.

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    In a big blow for the LSU women's basketball program, star guard Chloe Jackson says she has been granted her release and is transferring from the university.

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  • Pelicans beat Clippers 113-100, clinch playoff berth

    Pelicans beat Clippers 113-100, clinch playoff berth

    The Pels finish the regular season Wednesday night at home against the Spurs. Source: Nola.comThe Pels finish the regular season Wednesday night at home against the Spurs. Source: Nola.com

    For the first time since 2015, the New Orleans Pelicans are headed to the playoffs. The Pels beat the Clippers Monday night, 113-100, to clinch their spot in the postseason. The Pelicans hold the fifth-seed in the Western Conference. The Pels finish their regular season Wednesday night at home against the Spurs. If they beat San Antonio, they'll finish the campaign as either the four or five-seed in the West. The Pelicans led by as much as 16 in the first half, then pumped the ...

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    For the first time since 2015, the New Orleans Pelicans are headed to the playoffs. The Pels beat the Clippers Monday night, 113-100, to clinch their spot in the postseason. The Pelicans hold the fifth-seed in the Western Conference. The Pels finish their regular season Wednesday night at home against the Spurs. If they beat San Antonio, they'll finish the campaign as either the four or five-seed in the West. The Pelicans led by as much as 16 in the first half, then pumped the ...

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  • Cowboys visit Ragin' Cajuns on Tuesday

    Cowboys visit Ragin' Cajuns on Tuesday

    Monday, April 9 2018 9:36 PM EDT2018-04-10 01:36:03 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)

    LAFAYETTE – McNeese baseball will head east on Interstate 10 on Tuesday for an out of conference game against in-state rival Louisiana-Lafayette.   First pitch is set for 6:30 p.m. at Louisiana-Lafayette M.L. "Teague" Moore Field at Russo Park. 

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    LAFAYETTE – McNeese baseball will head east on Interstate 10 on Tuesday for an out of conference game against in-state rival Louisiana-Lafayette.   First pitch is set for 6:30 p.m. at Louisiana-Lafayette M.L. "Teague" Moore Field at Russo Park. 

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  • Cowgirls prep for two-game series with Baylor

    Cowgirls prep for two-game series with Baylor

    Monday, April 9 2018 9:35 PM EDT2018-04-10 01:35:19 GMT
    (Source: McNeese)(Source: McNeese)
    (Source: McNeese)(Source: McNeese)
    LAKE CHARLES—McNeese softball will step out of Southland Conference action for midweek games at #16/17 Baylor on Tuesday and Wednesday. Wednesday’s 4 p.m. game will be televised on Fox Southwest (Suddenlink- channel 38) in the Lake Charles area.  Tuesday’s 5 p.m. game will be streamed on Fox Sports Plus and live stats will be available for both contest. Links can be found on mcneesesports.com. The games will be the second and third meetings this season. Mc...More >>
    LAKE CHARLES—McNeese softball will step out of Southland Conference action for midweek games at #16/17 Baylor on Tuesday and Wednesday. Wednesday’s 4 p.m. game will be televised on Fox Southwest (Suddenlink- channel 38) in the Lake Charles area.  Tuesday’s 5 p.m. game will be streamed on Fox Sports Plus and live stats will be available for both contest. Links can be found on mcneesesports.com. The games will be the second and third meetings this season. Mc...More >>
  • Cowboys win series with ACU after a 6-2 victory in game three

    Cowboys win series with ACU after a 6-2 victory in game three

    Sunday, April 8 2018 10:30 PM EDT2018-04-09 02:30:39 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)
    LAKE CHARLES – Tyler Wesley is solidifying his status as one of the top Sunday starting pitchers in the Southland Conference for McNeese. That was strengthened this Sunday when the senior kept the league’s top-hitting team out of sync for most of his 6.2 innings pitched, and guided the Cowboys to a 6-2 win over Abilene Christian while capturing the weekend series two games to one. “He was the story of the game,” said head coach Justin Hill about Wesley who ha...More >>
    LAKE CHARLES – Tyler Wesley is solidifying his status as one of the top Sunday starting pitchers in the Southland Conference for McNeese. That was strengthened this Sunday when the senior kept the league’s top-hitting team out of sync for most of his 6.2 innings pitched, and guided the Cowboys to a 6-2 win over Abilene Christian while capturing the weekend series two games to one. “He was the story of the game,” said head coach Justin Hill about Wesley who ha...More >>
  • Cowboys fall 9-3 to ACU on Saturday

    Cowboys fall 9-3 to ACU on Saturday

    Saturday, April 7 2018 8:13 PM EDT2018-04-08 00:13:09 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)
    LAKE CHARLES – Abilene Christian scored six of its nine runs in the final three innings as McNeese was never able to get into an offensive rhythm in a 9-3 loss to the Wildcats on a blustery cold Saturday afternoon at Joe Miller Ballpark. The loss dropped the Cowboys to 12-19 overall and 8-6 in Southland Conference play while ACU improved to 15-14 and 3-11 in the league. McNeese will go for the series win on Sunday with a 1 o’clock start. It’s also Kids Day as kids ...More >>
    LAKE CHARLES – Abilene Christian scored six of its nine runs in the final three innings as McNeese was never able to get into an offensive rhythm in a 9-3 loss to the Wildcats on a blustery cold Saturday afternoon at Joe Miller Ballpark. The loss dropped the Cowboys to 12-19 overall and 8-6 in Southland Conference play while ACU improved to 15-14 and 3-11 in the league. McNeese will go for the series win on Sunday with a 1 o’clock start. It’s also Kids Day as kids ...More >>
  • Cowgirls sweep series with Islanders

    Cowgirls sweep series with Islanders

    Saturday, April 7 2018 5:50 PM EDT2018-04-07 21:50:33 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)
    LAKE CHARLES—McNeese softball completed its Southland Conference series sweep over Texas A&M-Corpus Christi at Joe Miller Field Saturday with a 10-2 (5 inning) run rule win and senior Erika Piancastelli added two more career records to her long list of accomplishments. “We did a good job today. Settle got us in an out pretty quick,” said McNeese head coach James Landreneau. “We were able to get some base runners on quick. J-Mac (Justyce McClain) and Erika ...More >>
    LAKE CHARLES—McNeese softball completed its Southland Conference series sweep over Texas A&M-Corpus Christi at Joe Miller Field Saturday with a 10-2 (5 inning) run rule win and senior Erika Piancastelli added two more career records to her long list of accomplishments. “We did a good job today. Settle got us in an out pretty quick,” said McNeese head coach James Landreneau. “We were able to get some base runners on quick. J-Mac (Justyce McClain) and Erika ...More >>
  • Cowgirls sweep Islanders in doubleheader

    Cowgirls sweep Islanders in doubleheader

    Saturday, April 7 2018 12:14 AM EDT2018-04-07 04:14:07 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)

    LAKE CHARLES—McNeese softball picked up a Southland Conference doubleheader win (5-3, 9-0/5 innings) over Texas A&M-Corpus Christi here Friday night at Joe Miller Park to claim its fourth SLC series of the season and improved to 26-13 overall and 9-5 in league play. The series will conclude with a single game at 1 p.m. Saturday. “Saldivar (Alexandria) thrives in that situation. She has been swinging the bat well, we were just waiting for the right opportunity to get h...

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    LAKE CHARLES—McNeese softball picked up a Southland Conference doubleheader win (5-3, 9-0/5 innings) over Texas A&M-Corpus Christi here Friday night at Joe Miller Park to claim its fourth SLC series of the season and improved to 26-13 overall and 9-5 in league play. The series will conclude with a single game at 1 p.m. Saturday. “Saldivar (Alexandria) thrives in that situation. She has been swinging the bat well, we were just waiting for the right opportunity to get h...

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  • Rogers' homer lifts Cowboys to game one win over ACU

    Rogers' homer lifts Cowboys to game one win over ACU

    Friday, April 6 2018 8:39 PM EDT2018-04-07 00:39:25 GMT
    (SOURCE: KPLC)(SOURCE: KPLC)
    (SOURCE: KPLC)(SOURCE: KPLC)
    McNeese first baseman Mitchell Rogers was instructed by head coach Justin Hill, prior to him stepping into the batter’s box, not to try to hit a home run with a runner on second and one out in the bottom of the seventh inning with the Cowboys trailing 2-1.,  The bat didn’t listen as Rogers connected on a first-pitch slider that sent the ball over the left field wall to give McNeese a 3-2 lead and eventually a one-run win over Abilene Christian in the first game of a ...More >>
    McNeese first baseman Mitchell Rogers was instructed by head coach Justin Hill, prior to him stepping into the batter’s box, not to try to hit a home run with a runner on second and one out in the bottom of the seventh inning with the Cowboys trailing 2-1.,  The bat didn’t listen as Rogers connected on a first-pitch slider that sent the ball over the left field wall to give McNeese a 3-2 lead and eventually a one-run win over Abilene Christian in the first game of a ...More >>
  • Sam Houston has three named to B.A.S.S. 2018 High School All-State team

    Sam Houston has three named to B.A.S.S. 2018 High School All-State team

    Friday, April 6 2018 8:30 PM EDT2018-04-07 00:30:52 GMT
    Sam Houston HS angler Annabelle Guins (Source: bestofswla.com)Sam Houston HS angler Annabelle Guins (Source: bestofswla.com)

    Sixty-four outstanding high school anglers from across the country have been named to the 2018 Bassmaster High School All-State Fishing Team presented by DICK’S Sporting Goods. Three anglers from Southwest Louisiana were chosen as All-State members. Annabelle Guins of Sam Houston was selected alongside Colby Miller of Elmer as All-State anglers. Guins was on the 2017 team as well as an honorable mention angler. Hunter Courvelle and Alex Erickson of Sam Houston ...

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    Sixty-four outstanding high school anglers from across the country have been named to the 2018 Bassmaster High School All-State Fishing Team presented by DICK’S Sporting Goods. Three anglers from Southwest Louisiana were chosen as All-State members. Annabelle Guins of Sam Houston was selected alongside Colby Miller of Elmer as All-State anglers. Guins was on the 2017 team as well as an honorable mention angler. Hunter Courvelle and Alex Erickson of Sam Houston ...

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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
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)
    (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 >>
  • Tigers take opener from Texas A&M 4-1 behind Hess and big 4th inning

    Tigers take opener from Texas A&M 4-1 behind Hess and big 4th inning

    Friday, April 6 2018 6:00 AM EDT2018-04-06 10:00:47 GMT
    Zack Hess (Source: WAFB)Zack Hess (Source: WAFB)

    LSU starter Zack Hess held Texas A&M to just four hits over eight shutout innings and the Tigers broke open a scoreless tie by batting around in the top of the fourth to score four runs and never looked back to take a 4-1 win Thursday night.

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    LSU starter Zack Hess held Texas A&M to just four hits over eight shutout innings and the Tigers broke open a scoreless tie by batting around in the top of the fourth to score four runs and never looked back to take a 4-1 win Thursday night.

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  • Saints sign LB Michael Mauti

    Saints sign LB Michael Mauti

    Saints sign LB Michael Mauti. (Source: Nola.com)Saints sign LB Michael Mauti. (Source: Nola.com)
    Saints sign LB Michael Mauti. (Source: Nola.com)Saints sign LB Michael Mauti. (Source: Nola.com)
    The Saints are bringing back linebacker Michael Mauti, according to his agent Mike McCartney. Mauti, who prepped at Mandeville High, played in 11 games last season and was signed after Nate Stupar tore his ACL against Detroit.  Mauti won the Ed Block courage award in 2017 after returning from ulcerative colitis where his weight dipped below 200 pounds. He's believed to be the only football player to return to play from that condition.  Copyright 2018 WVUE. All ri...More >>
    The Saints are bringing back linebacker Michael Mauti, according to his agent Mike McCartney. Mauti, who prepped at Mandeville High, played in 11 games last season and was signed after Nate Stupar tore his ACL against Detroit.  Mauti won the Ed Block courage award in 2017 after returning from ulcerative colitis where his weight dipped below 200 pounds. He's believed to be the only football player to return to play from that condition.  Copyright 2018 WVUE. All ri...More >>
  • Cowboys slide past LSUA in midweek game, 9-4

    Cowboys slide past LSUA in midweek game, 9-4

    Wednesday, April 4 2018 10:22 PM EDT2018-04-05 02:22:57 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)
    Carson Maxwell drove in four runs, including a third inning bases loaded, three-run double and Tyler Wesley threw a perfect fourth and fifth inning to get the win out of the bullpen as McNeese defeated LSU-Alexandria 9-4 in mid-week baseball action on Wednesday night at Joe Miller Ballpark. The win improved the Cowboys’ record to 11-18 on the season and will host Abilene Christian for a three-game Southland Conference series beginning Friday at 6 p.m. LSUA fell to 17-18 on the ...More >>
    Carson Maxwell drove in four runs, including a third inning bases loaded, three-run double and Tyler Wesley threw a perfect fourth and fifth inning to get the win out of the bullpen as McNeese defeated LSU-Alexandria 9-4 in mid-week baseball action on Wednesday night at Joe Miller Ballpark. The win improved the Cowboys’ record to 11-18 on the season and will host Abilene Christian for a three-game Southland Conference series beginning Friday at 6 p.m. LSUA fell to 17-18 on the ...More >>
  • Why don't the Saints draft more LSU Tigers, GM Mickey Loomis explains

    Why don't the Saints draft more LSU Tigers, GM Mickey Loomis explains

    Devery Henderson was the last LSU Tiger to contribute to the Saints. Source: Nola.comDevery Henderson was the last LSU Tiger to contribute to the Saints. Source: Nola.com
    Devery Henderson was the last LSU Tiger to contribute to the Saints. Source: Nola.comDevery Henderson was the last LSU Tiger to contribute to the Saints. Source: Nola.com
    It's the same question that gets asked every year. Given the talent that LSU consistently puts out, why haven't the Saints drafted more Tiger players? As he's done in years past, Mickey Loomis explained they're not avoiding them, it's a simple matter of availability. "Look we've had a lot of guys at this school that we've liked, and they just haven't become available at the time that we wanted to draft them," said Saints GM Mickey Loomis. "We're well aware of that lit...More >>
    It's the same question that gets asked every year. Given the talent that LSU consistently puts out, why haven't the Saints drafted more Tiger players? As he's done in years past, Mickey Loomis explained they're not avoiding them, it's a simple matter of availability. "Look we've had a lot of guys at this school that we've liked, and they just haven't become available at the time that we wanted to draft them," said Saints GM Mickey Loomis. "We're well aware of that lit...More >>
  • Southland Conference adds home run derby to baseball tournament week

    Southland Conference adds home run derby to baseball tournament week

    Wednesday, April 4 2018 4:54 PM EDT2018-04-04 20:54:18 GMT
    (Source: McNeese sports)(Source: McNeese sports)
    (Source: McNeese sports)(Source: McNeese sports)
    The Southland Conference will host its inaugural home run derby at Constellation Field to kick off the 2018 Southland Baseball Tournament in Sugar Land, Texas. The event, which will include fireworks displays, is free to the public and will take place on Tuesday, May 22, beginning at 6:30 p.m. CT.   The home run derby will feature one select player from each of the eight participating tournament teams. Doors will open at 6 p.m. with the No. 8 seed team’s batter be...More >>
    The Southland Conference will host its inaugural home run derby at Constellation Field to kick off the 2018 Southland Baseball Tournament in Sugar Land, Texas. The event, which will include fireworks displays, is free to the public and will take place on Tuesday, May 22, beginning at 6:30 p.m. CT.   The home run derby will feature one select player from each of the eight participating tournament teams. Doors will open at 6 p.m. with the No. 8 seed team’s batter be...More >>
  • LSU baseball powers past Nicholls

    LSU baseball powers past Nicholls

    Wednesday, April 4 2018 4:00 AM EDT2018-04-04 08:00:52 GMT

    LSU defeated Nicholls 10-1 Tuesday night at Alex Box Stadium in a rain-soaked affair.

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    LSU defeated Nicholls 10-1 Tuesday night at Alex Box Stadium in a rain-soaked affair.

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  • #14 LSU run-rules McNeese, 9-1

    #14 LSU run-rules McNeese, 9-1

    Tuesday, April 3 2018 11:18 PM EDT2018-04-04 03:18:33 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)
    LAKE CHARLES— McNeese softball fell 9-1 to 14th ranked LSU in five innings Tuesday night in a game that saw the Tigers score seven of their nine runs off five home runs in front of a Cowgirl Diamond record crowd of 1,228. “They got a couple of people on and put some good swings on some pitches,” said head coach James Landreneau. “You got to tip your hat to them, they came out ready to attack and they made good contact.” McNeese (24-13) used three pitche...More >>
    LAKE CHARLES— McNeese softball fell 9-1 to 14th ranked LSU in five innings Tuesday night in a game that saw the Tigers score seven of their nine runs off five home runs in front of a Cowgirl Diamond record crowd of 1,228. “They got a couple of people on and put some good swings on some pitches,” said head coach James Landreneau. “You got to tip your hat to them, they came out ready to attack and they made good contact.” McNeese (24-13) used three pitche...More >>
  • Former Saint Brandin Cooks traded again

    Former Saint Brandin Cooks traded again

    Brandin Cooks was traded to the Patriots from the Saints in 2017. Photo by Mark LagrangeBrandin Cooks was traded to the Patriots from the Saints in 2017. Photo by Mark Lagrange

    Former Saints first-round pick Brandin Cooks is on the move again. 

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    Former Saints first-round pick Brandin Cooks is on the move again. 

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  • McNeese prepares for #13 LSU

    McNeese prepares for #13 LSU

    Monday, April 2 2018 11:19 PM EDT2018-04-03 03:19:34 GMT
    (Source: McNeese)(Source: McNeese)
    (Source: McNeese)(Source: McNeese)
    LAKE CHARLES- McNeese softball returns to Cowgirl Diamond Tuesday, April 3 to host nationally ranked LSU. First pitch is set for 6:07 p.m. and the game will be televised on Cox Sports. Tickets are still available and can be purchased at the Jack Doland Fieldhouse until 5 p.m. Tuesday or fans may purchase them online at mcneesesports.com. Gates will open at 4 p.m. and fans may also purchase tickets there as long as they are available.  It’s the second meeting of the season ...More >>
    LAKE CHARLES- McNeese softball returns to Cowgirl Diamond Tuesday, April 3 to host nationally ranked LSU. First pitch is set for 6:07 p.m. and the game will be televised on Cox Sports. Tickets are still available and can be purchased at the Jack Doland Fieldhouse until 5 p.m. Tuesday or fans may purchase them online at mcneesesports.com. Gates will open at 4 p.m. and fans may also purchase tickets there as long as they are available.  It’s the second meeting of the season ...More >>
  • McNeese falls to Texas, 5-4

    McNeese falls to Texas, 5-4

    Monday, April 2 2018 11:18 PM EDT2018-04-03 03:18:10 GMT
    (Source: McNeese)(Source: McNeese)

    AUSTIN, Texas – Texas took advantage of three McNeese errors in the third inning to score three unearned runs, then held off the Cowboys for a 5-4 win Monday night in the first meeting between the two teams since the 2002 season. McNeese (10-18) trailed 5-0 after four innings but made a charge beginning in the fifth inning when Andrew Bryan blasted a two-run home run after Dustin Duhon led-off the inning with a double. That made it a 5-2 game. Following Bryan’s homer, Ja...

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    AUSTIN, Texas – Texas took advantage of three McNeese errors in the third inning to score three unearned runs, then held off the Cowboys for a 5-4 win Monday night in the first meeting between the two teams since the 2002 season. McNeese (10-18) trailed 5-0 after four innings but made a charge beginning in the fifth inning when Andrew Bryan blasted a two-run home run after Dustin Duhon led-off the inning with a double. That made it a 5-2 game. Following Bryan’s homer, Ja...

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  • McNeese takes series against Northwestern State

    McNeese takes series against Northwestern State

    Saturday, March 31 2018 9:33 PM EDT2018-04-01 01:33:07 GMT
    (Source: McNeese)(Source: McNeese)

    NATCHITOCHES—McNeese softball split a doubleheader against Northwestern State Saturday to win the Southland Conference series 2-1. McNeese dropped the first game 6-2 before picking up the final game of the series by a 5-1 score. McNeese improved to 24-12 overall and 7-5 in the SLC while Northwestern State fell to 21-11 overall and 9-3 in the SLC. In the opening game, Northwestern State used the long ball to score five of its six runs. Cayla Jones gave the Lady Demons the early...

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    NATCHITOCHES—McNeese softball split a doubleheader against Northwestern State Saturday to win the Southland Conference series 2-1. McNeese dropped the first game 6-2 before picking up the final game of the series by a 5-1 score. McNeese improved to 24-12 overall and 7-5 in the SLC while Northwestern State fell to 21-11 overall and 9-3 in the SLC. In the opening game, Northwestern State used the long ball to score five of its six runs. Cayla Jones gave the Lady Demons the early...

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  • Cowboys drop series following 9-1 loss to SLU on Saturday

    Cowboys drop series following 9-1 loss to SLU on Saturday

    Saturday, March 31 2018 7:38 PM EDT2018-03-31 23:38:53 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)
    LAKE CHARLES – Southeastern Louisiana’s Kyle Schimpf provided all the runs the Lions would need on Saturday in a 9-1 win over McNeese, as Schimpf’s first inning grand slam set the tone for the Lions to win the Southland Conference series two games to one. The loss dropped the Cowboys to 10-17 overall and 7-5 in league play while SLU improved to 21-10 and 9-3. McNeese will return to action on Monday when it visits Texas at 6:30 in a game that will be televised on the...More >>
    LAKE CHARLES – Southeastern Louisiana’s Kyle Schimpf provided all the runs the Lions would need on Saturday in a 9-1 win over McNeese, as Schimpf’s first inning grand slam set the tone for the Lions to win the Southland Conference series two games to one. The loss dropped the Cowboys to 10-17 overall and 7-5 in league play while SLU improved to 21-10 and 9-3. McNeese will return to action on Monday when it visits Texas at 6:30 in a game that will be televised on the...More >>
  • Mississippi St. beats LSU 4-1, series tied at one

    Source: NOLA.com | The Times-PicayuneSource: NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune

    Designated hitter Beau Jordan launched a solo shot to left field in the bottom of the second, but it was not enough as Mississippi State evened the series with a 4-1 win Friday night at Alex Box Stadium. 

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    Designated hitter Beau Jordan launched a solo shot to left field in the bottom of the second, but it was not enough as Mississippi State evened the series with a 4-1 win Friday night at Alex Box Stadium. 

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  • King rules Southeastern in Cowboys game two win

    King rules Southeastern in Cowboys game two win

    Friday, March 30 2018 11:47 PM EDT2018-03-31 03:47:46 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)
    LAKE CHARLES – Bryan King was magnificent in his seven innings of work on the mound for McNeese on Friday night against Southeastern Louisiana after he allowed just two unearned runs and struck out five batters, and pinch-hitter Carson Maxwell’s RBI double in the seventh inning put the Cowboys on top for good in a 5-2 win over the Lions in the second game of the Southland Conference series. Jacob Stracner put a stamp on the win with a two-run home run in the bottom of the...More >>
    LAKE CHARLES – Bryan King was magnificent in his seven innings of work on the mound for McNeese on Friday night against Southeastern Louisiana after he allowed just two unearned runs and struck out five batters, and pinch-hitter Carson Maxwell’s RBI double in the seventh inning put the Cowboys on top for good in a 5-2 win over the Lions in the second game of the Southland Conference series. Jacob Stracner put a stamp on the win with a two-run home run in the bottom of the...More >>
  • McNeese defeats Northwestern State 5-3 in series opener

    McNeese defeats Northwestern State 5-3 in series opener

    Friday, March 30 2018 10:00 PM EDT2018-03-31 02:00:27 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)
    A four-run fourth inning including home runs by Erika Piancastelli and Brenique Wright along with a complete game by Alexsandra Flores helped McNeese softball to a 5-3 Southland Conference opening series win here Friday night. The series will conclude with a doubleheader Saturday beginning at 1 p.m.  McNeese (23-11, 6-4 SLC) and Northwestern State (20-10, 8-2 SLC) both had five hits apiece. The Cowgirls had five different players pick up one hit apiece. Besides Piancastelli and ...More >>
    A four-run fourth inning including home runs by Erika Piancastelli and Brenique Wright along with a complete game by Alexsandra Flores helped McNeese softball to a 5-3 Southland Conference opening series win here Friday night. The series will conclude with a doubleheader Saturday beginning at 1 p.m.  McNeese (23-11, 6-4 SLC) and Northwestern State (20-10, 8-2 SLC) both had five hits apiece. The Cowgirls had five different players pick up one hit apiece. Besides Piancastelli and ...More >>
  • 2018 Louisiana High School All-Star baseball roster announced

    2018 Louisiana High School All-Star baseball roster announced

    Friday, March 30 2018 9:27 PM EDT2018-03-31 01:27:37 GMT
    (Source: LHSCA.org)(Source: LHSCA.org)

    The roster has been announced for the 2018 LHSCA / LHSBCA All-Star Baseball game on May 18-19. Southwest Louisiana athletes were selected to both the West and East All-Star rosters. The rosters are loaded with local talent. Nine total athletes from Southwest Louisiana will play in the all-star game. Barbe's Bryan Lawrence & Antonio Gauthier, DeRidder's Dakota Courtney, LaGrange's Colton Frank IV, St. Louis' Logan Gray & Jeremiah Ceasar and Sulp...

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    The roster has been announced for the 2018 LHSCA / LHSBCA All-Star Baseball game on May 18-19. Southwest Louisiana athletes were selected to both the West and East All-Star rosters. The rosters are loaded with local talent. Nine total athletes from Southwest Louisiana will play in the all-star game. Barbe's Bryan Lawrence & Antonio Gauthier, DeRidder's Dakota Courtney, LaGrange's Colton Frank IV, St. Louis' Logan Gray & Jeremiah Ceasar and Sulp...

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  • 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
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)
    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 >>
  • Jones, Soto set track ablaze in 5k at Florida Relays

    Jones, Soto set track ablaze in 5k at Florida Relays

    Friday, March 30 2018 3:44 PM EDT2018-03-30 19:44:48 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)

    GAINSVILLE, Florida – McNeese distance runner Nathan Jones posted the second-fastest time in the 5,000-meters in school history when he clocked a first-place time and nation's fastest mark of 14:02.59 on Thursday night to cap the first day of the Pepsi Florida Relays. That mark, a new personal record by 13 seconds, was 12 seconds off the meet record in an event that has featured some of the best distance runners in the country over the years. Teammate Enrique So...

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    GAINSVILLE, Florida – McNeese distance runner Nathan Jones posted the second-fastest time in the 5,000-meters in school history when he clocked a first-place time and nation's fastest mark of 14:02.59 on Thursday night to cap the first day of the Pepsi Florida Relays. That mark, a new personal record by 13 seconds, was 12 seconds off the meet record in an event that has featured some of the best distance runners in the country over the years. Teammate Enrique So...

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  • McNeese prepares for Southland leader Northwestern State this weekend

    McNeese prepares for Southland leader Northwestern State this weekend

    Friday, March 30 2018 12:00 AM EDT2018-03-30 04:00:38 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)

    LAKE CHARLES—McNeese softball returns to its Southland Conference schedule this weekend when the Cowgirls will travel to Natchitoches to take on league-leading Northwestern State (20-9, 8-1 SLC) in a three-game series. The series will begin with a single game at 6 p.m. Friday before concluding with a 1 p.m. doubleheader on Saturday. Live streaming and live stats will be available with links located on mcneesesports.com. McNeese (22-11, 5-4 SLC) is coming off a 9-6 non-conf...

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    LAKE CHARLES—McNeese softball returns to its Southland Conference schedule this weekend when the Cowgirls will travel to Natchitoches to take on league-leading Northwestern State (20-9, 8-1 SLC) in a three-game series. The series will begin with a single game at 6 p.m. Friday before concluding with a 1 p.m. doubleheader on Saturday. Live streaming and live stats will be available with links located on mcneesesports.com. McNeese (22-11, 5-4 SLC) is coming off a 9-6 non-conf...

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  • Lions edge Cowboys 5-4 in series opener

    Lions edge Cowboys 5-4 in series opener

    Thursday, March 29 2018 11:58 PM EDT2018-03-30 03:58:58 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)
    LAKE CHARLES – McNeese had its chances against Southeastern Louisiana in the opening game of a three game Southland Conference series on Thursday night, but base running miscues and excessive walks hampered the Cowboys in a 5-4 loss. The loss dropped the Cowboys to 9-16 overall and 6-4 in conference play while SLU improved to 20-9 and 8-2. Game two of the series will take place on Friday with a 6 p.m. first pitch. McNeese trailed 4-2 going to the bottom of the sixth inning wh...More >>
    LAKE CHARLES – McNeese had its chances against Southeastern Louisiana in the opening game of a three game Southland Conference series on Thursday night, but base running miscues and excessive walks hampered the Cowboys in a 5-4 loss. The loss dropped the Cowboys to 9-16 overall and 6-4 in conference play while SLU improved to 20-9 and 8-2. Game two of the series will take place on Friday with a 6 p.m. first pitch. McNeese trailed 4-2 going to the bottom of the sixth inning wh...More >>
  • South Alabama downs McNeese in back-and-forth game

    South Alabama downs McNeese in back-and-forth game

    Thursday, March 29 2018 12:21 AM EDT2018-03-29 04:21:50 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)
    After two lightning delays, five lead changes and two ties, South Alabama walked away with a 9-6 softball victory here Wednesday night in a game that lasted four hours and snapped McNeese’s five-game winning streak. McNeese (22-11) led 6-5 after the fifth inning but South Alabama (18-14) scored four runs in the sixth with three of their four runs coming off solo home runs by Kristian Foster, Lyric Cabral and Haleigh Lowe. The home runs are the first of the season for all three ...More >>
    After two lightning delays, five lead changes and two ties, South Alabama walked away with a 9-6 softball victory here Wednesday night in a game that lasted four hours and snapped McNeese’s five-game winning streak. McNeese (22-11) led 6-5 after the fifth inning but South Alabama (18-14) scored four runs in the sixth with three of their four runs coming off solo home runs by Kristian Foster, Lyric Cabral and Haleigh Lowe. The home runs are the first of the season for all three ...More >>
  • McNeese adds Michael Dubose to coaching staff

    McNeese adds Michael Dubose to coaching staff

    Wednesday, March 28 2018 11:19 PM EDT2018-03-29 03:19:26 GMT
    (Source: Chiploa Junior College)(Source: Chiploa Junior College)
    (Source: Chiploa Junior College)(Source: Chiploa Junior College)
    LAKE CHARLES – New McNeese men’s basketball head coach Heath Schroyer has added another piece to the rebuilding of the Cowboys’ basketball program with the hiring of Michael Dubose as an assistant coach. Dubose comes to Lake Charles from Chipola College where he spent the past two seasons in helping guide the Indians to 44 wins over that span, including a 22-8 record this past year and an appearance in the FCSAA/NJCAA Region 8 State Championship game. “I have...More >>
    LAKE CHARLES – New McNeese men’s basketball head coach Heath Schroyer has added another piece to the rebuilding of the Cowboys’ basketball program with the hiring of Michael Dubose as an assistant coach. Dubose comes to Lake Charles from Chipola College where he spent the past two seasons in helping guide the Indians to 44 wins over that span, including a 22-8 record this past year and an appearance in the FCSAA/NJCAA Region 8 State Championship game. “I have...More >>
  • McNeese basketball adds UTEP transfer Trey Touchet

    McNeese basketball adds UTEP transfer Trey Touchet

    Wednesday, March 28 2018 5:43 PM EDT2018-03-28 21:43:26 GMT
    (Source: UTEP Athletics)(Source: UTEP Athletics)
    (Source: UTEP Athletics)(Source: UTEP Athletics)
    It was known Heath Schroyer would begin turning over the McNeese roster with new players. On Tuesday, the Cowboys added a Louisiana native to next year's team. UTEP senior guard Trey Touchet announced on Facebook that he is transferring to McNeese.  "New Home! Excited about the opportunity at McNeese State for my senior year," Touchet said in his post. The 6'2 guard was known for his ability to shoot and play defense. Touchet averaged 2.3 points...More >>
    It was known Heath Schroyer would begin turning over the McNeese roster with new players. On Tuesday, the Cowboys added a Louisiana native to next year's team. UTEP senior guard Trey Touchet announced on Facebook that he is transferring to McNeese.  "New Home! Excited about the opportunity at McNeese State for my senior year," Touchet said in his post. The 6'2 guard was known for his ability to shoot and play defense. Touchet averaged 2.3 points...More >>
  • Tight End Benjamin Watson returning to the Saints

    Tight End Benjamin Watson returning to the Saints

    Watson played in New Orleans for three seasons. Source: Mark LaGrangeWatson played in New Orleans for three seasons. Source: Mark LaGrange

    Tight End Benjamin Watson is returning to the Saints according to a tweet by ESPN's Adam Schefter. Watson played for the Saints for the three seasons, 2013-2015. Ian Rapaport of NFL Network says it's a one-year deal. Saints tried to bring TE Jimmy Graham back to New Orleans; instead bring back Benjamin Watson, one of the league’s most respected players. — Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 28, 2018 Watson is 37 years old, and has played in the NFL for 13 seasons. Wa...

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    Tight End Benjamin Watson is returning to the Saints according to a tweet by ESPN's Adam Schefter. Watson played for the Saints for the three seasons, 2013-2015. Ian Rapaport of NFL Network says it's a one-year deal. Saints tried to bring TE Jimmy Graham back to New Orleans; instead bring back Benjamin Watson, one of the league’s most respected players. — Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 28, 2018 Watson is 37 years old, and has played in the NFL for 13 seasons. Wa...

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  • UL Lafayette beats No. 21 LSU 3-1, wins Wally Pontiff Jr. Classic

    UL Lafayette beats No. 21 LSU 3-1, wins Wally Pontiff Jr. Classic

    (Source: Rachel Street/LSU Sports)(Source: Rachel Street/LSU Sports)

    UL Lafayette beat No. 21 LSU, 3-1, Tuesday night in the Wally Pontiff Jr. Classic to sweep the perennial college baseball power in a regular season series for the first time since 2002. The Ragin' Cajuns (11-13) defeated the Tigers (16-10), 4-3, in 10 innings at the "Tigue" in Lafayette on March 7. In the '02 season, UL Lafayette defeated the Tigers, 2-1, in Baton Rouge and, 7-0, in Lafayette. Cajun left-hander Hogan Harris, who was starting for the first time si...

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    UL Lafayette beat No. 21 LSU, 3-1, Tuesday night in the Wally Pontiff Jr. Classic to sweep the perennial college baseball power in a regular season series for the first time since 2002. The Ragin' Cajuns (11-13) defeated the Tigers (16-10), 4-3, in 10 innings at the "Tigue" in Lafayette on March 7. In the '02 season, UL Lafayette defeated the Tigers, 2-1, in Baton Rouge and, 7-0, in Lafayette. Cajun left-hander Hogan Harris, who was starting for the first time si...

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  • McNeese finishes seventh as Ragin' Cajuns win Lake Charles Invitational

    McNeese finishes seventh as Ragin' Cajuns win Lake Charles Invitational

    Wednesday, March 28 2018 12:45 AM EDT2018-03-28 04:45:54 GMT
    (Source: McNeese)(Source: McNeese)
    (Source: McNeese)(Source: McNeese)
    Sutton Farmer shot a 5-under 67 on the final day of the Lake Charles Invitational here Tuesday morning to lead McNeese who shot the day's second-lowest round as a team at 4-under par to finish the event in a tie for seventh in the 11-team field.   Louisiana-Lafayette ran away with the team title with a three round total of 7-under par with scores of 286-283-281, beating out No. 39 Marquette by seven strokes.   Stephen F. Austin finished third with a score of 870. Lamar follo...More >>
    Sutton Farmer shot a 5-under 67 on the final day of the Lake Charles Invitational here Tuesday morning to lead McNeese who shot the day's second-lowest round as a team at 4-under par to finish the event in a tie for seventh in the 11-team field.   Louisiana-Lafayette ran away with the team title with a three round total of 7-under par with scores of 286-283-281, beating out No. 39 Marquette by seven strokes.   Stephen F. Austin finished third with a score of 870. Lamar follo...More >>
  • Late runs doom McNeese in 9-2 loss to Louisiana Tech

    Late runs doom McNeese in 9-2 loss to Louisiana Tech

    Wednesday, March 28 2018 12:13 AM EDT2018-03-28 04:13:53 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)
    Joe Provenzano reached a rare milestone on Tuesday night against Louisiana Tech when his first inning single through the third base and shortstop hole gave him his 200th career base hit, something only seven other Cowboys in school history have been able to do.   Unfortunately for the senior second baseman, McNeese (9-15) was unable to hold off a charging Bulldog team who put up six runs in the ninth inning to prevail 9-2 over the Cowboys.   "It's a testament ...More >>
    Joe Provenzano reached a rare milestone on Tuesday night against Louisiana Tech when his first inning single through the third base and shortstop hole gave him his 200th career base hit, something only seven other Cowboys in school history have been able to do.   Unfortunately for the senior second baseman, McNeese (9-15) was unable to hold off a charging Bulldog team who put up six runs in the ninth inning to prevail 9-2 over the Cowboys.   "It's a testament ...More >>
  • McNeese struggles on first day of Lake Charles Invitational

    McNeese struggles on first day of Lake Charles Invitational

    Tuesday, March 27 2018 12:04 AM EDT2018-03-27 04:04:04 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)
    A rough beginning ended with a little light at the end of the tunnel for the McNeese Cowboys golf team on Monday on the first day of the Lake Charles Invitational hosted by McNeese and played at the Country Club at the Golden Nugget. A swirling wind seemed to play havoc with most of the teams on the day, including the Cowboys who finished the first two rounds in a tie for eighth place in the 11-team field with a two-round score of 597 after posting rounds of 302 and 295. The tournam...More >>
    A rough beginning ended with a little light at the end of the tunnel for the McNeese Cowboys golf team on Monday on the first day of the Lake Charles Invitational hosted by McNeese and played at the Country Club at the Golden Nugget. A swirling wind seemed to play havoc with most of the teams on the day, including the Cowboys who finished the first two rounds in a tie for eighth place in the 11-team field with a two-round score of 597 after posting rounds of 302 and 295. The tournam...More >>
  • LSU loses Broussard to broken thumb

    LSU loses Broussard to broken thumb

    LSU Baseball (Source: WAFB)LSU Baseball (Source: WAFB)
    LSU Baseball (Source: WAFB)LSU Baseball (Source: WAFB)

    LSU coach Paul Mainieri says second baseman Brandt Broussard has a broken thumb on his left hand and is expected to be sidelined three to five weeks.

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    LSU coach Paul Mainieri says second baseman Brandt Broussard has a broken thumb on his left hand and is expected to be sidelined three to five weeks.

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  • Four-run 9th lifts McNeese to 5-4 win over Nicholls

    Four-run 9th lifts McNeese to 5-4 win over Nicholls

    Sunday, March 25 2018 5:34 PM EDT2018-03-25 21:34:21 GMT
    (Source: McNeese)(Source: McNeese)
    (Source: McNeese)(Source: McNeese)
    THIBODAUX – Shane Selman’s two-strike, two-out double in the top of the ninth inning capped scored two runs to give McNeese a 5-4 lead and capping a four-run frame while Aidan Anderson closed the door on Nicholls in the bottom of the inning as the Cowboys rallied for the one-run win over the Colonels on Sunday afternoon and snapping a 14-game losing streak on the Nicholls home field. The win snapped the Cowboys three-game overall losing streak as they improved to 6-3 in S...More >>
    THIBODAUX – Shane Selman’s two-strike, two-out double in the top of the ninth inning capped scored two runs to give McNeese a 5-4 lead and capping a four-run frame while Aidan Anderson closed the door on Nicholls in the bottom of the inning as the Cowboys rallied for the one-run win over the Colonels on Sunday afternoon and snapping a 14-game losing streak on the Nicholls home field. The win snapped the Cowboys three-game overall losing streak as they improved to 6-3 in S...More >>
  • Cowboys drop 1-0 nail biter to Nicholls

    Cowboys drop 1-0 nail biter to Nicholls

    Saturday, March 24 2018 10:35 PM EDT2018-03-25 02:35:48 GMT
    (Source: McNeese)(Source: McNeese)

    THIBODAUX – McNeese was the victim of an unfortunate situation to end the game in a 1-0 loss to Nicholls on Friday night to open a three-game Southland Conference baseball series. With a runner on first base one one out in the top of the ninth, Dustin Duhon hit a line drive to the Nicholls shortstop who appeared to have intentionally dropped the ball to turn a double play and end the game. The double play was turned but after a few minutes of meeting among the umpires, it was ...

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    THIBODAUX – McNeese was the victim of an unfortunate situation to end the game in a 1-0 loss to Nicholls on Friday night to open a three-game Southland Conference baseball series. With a runner on first base one one out in the top of the ninth, Dustin Duhon hit a line drive to the Nicholls shortstop who appeared to have intentionally dropped the ball to turn a double play and end the game. The double play was turned but after a few minutes of meeting among the umpires, it was ...

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  • Cowboys fall 7-2 to Nicholls on Saturday

    Cowboys fall 7-2 to Nicholls on Saturday

    Saturday, March 24 2018 10:34 PM EDT2018-03-25 02:34:33 GMT
    (Source: McNeese)(Source: McNeese)
    (Source: McNeese)(Source: McNeese)
    THIBODAUX – Nicholls scored a first inning run then plated four runs in the fourth inning off of a bases loaded, base clearing double by Lee Clark as the Colonels beat McNeese 7-2 to capture the Southland Conference baseball series with their second win in as many days here Saturday night. McNeese (8-14, 5-3) will look to snap a 14-game losing streak to Nicholls in Thibodaux while attempting to avoid a sweep in the series finale at 1 on Sunday. The Colonels (8-14, 4-4) captured...More >>
    THIBODAUX – Nicholls scored a first inning run then plated four runs in the fourth inning off of a bases loaded, base clearing double by Lee Clark as the Colonels beat McNeese 7-2 to capture the Southland Conference baseball series with their second win in as many days here Saturday night. McNeese (8-14, 5-3) will look to snap a 14-game losing streak to Nicholls in Thibodaux while attempting to avoid a sweep in the series finale at 1 on Sunday. The Colonels (8-14, 4-4) captured...More >>
  • Catron's Walk Off Home Run Gives Cowgirls Series Sweep Over Incarnate Word

    Catron's Walk Off Home Run Gives Cowgirls Series Sweep Over Incarnate Word

    Saturday, March 24 2018 7:41 PM EDT2018-03-24 23:41:02 GMT
    (Source:KPLC)(Source:KPLC)
    (Source:KPLC)(Source:KPLC)
    LAKE CHARLES—McNeese softball has relied on timely hitting and there wasn’t any hit more timed than senior Morgan Catron’s walk off home run in the second game of Saturday’s doubleheader against Incarnate Word (6-17, 2-7) that gave the Cowgirls a 6-5 win to complete the series sweep over the Cardinals. The Cowgirls took the first game of the doubleheader by a 5-4 score. “Our kids are resilient and they compete hard in the box,” said head coach Jame...More >>
    LAKE CHARLES—McNeese softball has relied on timely hitting and there wasn’t any hit more timed than senior Morgan Catron’s walk off home run in the second game of Saturday’s doubleheader against Incarnate Word (6-17, 2-7) that gave the Cowgirls a 6-5 win to complete the series sweep over the Cardinals. The Cowgirls took the first game of the doubleheader by a 5-4 score. “Our kids are resilient and they compete hard in the box,” said head coach Jame...More >>
  • Cowgirls shut out UIW, 8-0

    Cowgirls shut out UIW, 8-0

    Friday, March 23 2018 11:48 PM EDT2018-03-24 03:48:29 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)
    LAKE CHARLES—McNeese softball began its home opening Southland Conference series with an 8-0, six inning run rule victory over Incarnate Word here Friday night behind 13 hits and a solid pitching performance from sophomore Alexsandra Flores.  The series will conclude with a doubleheader Saturday beginning at noon in its Military/First Responder’s Day. All military personnel will be admitted free with an ID. “I thought our kids did a good thing at swinging at s...More >>
    LAKE CHARLES—McNeese softball began its home opening Southland Conference series with an 8-0, six inning run rule victory over Incarnate Word here Friday night behind 13 hits and a solid pitching performance from sophomore Alexsandra Flores.  The series will conclude with a doubleheader Saturday beginning at noon in its Military/First Responder’s Day. All military personnel will be admitted free with an ID. “I thought our kids did a good thing at swinging at s...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 >>
  • McNeese 2018 Pro Day Results

    McNeese 2018 Pro Day Results

    Thursday, March 22 2018 3:59 PM EDT2018-03-22 19:59:16 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)

    McNeese's Pro Day kicked off early Wednesday morning with 11 former Cowboys aiming to impress scouts from the Bears, Raiders, Redskins, Saints and Seahawks. Wide receiver Kent Shelby was the standout from the day thanks to his measurements and on-field workout. Shelby was measured at 6'2" and 205 pounds, which is a few pounds lighter than his playing weight. Shelby didn't wow scouts with any of his drill results, but they were on par with many NFL hopefuls at the combine. As a ...

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    McNeese's Pro Day kicked off early Wednesday morning with 11 former Cowboys aiming to impress scouts from the Bears, Raiders, Redskins, Saints and Seahawks. Wide receiver Kent Shelby was the standout from the day thanks to his measurements and on-field workout. Shelby was measured at 6'2" and 205 pounds, which is a few pounds lighter than his playing weight. Shelby didn't wow scouts with any of his drill results, but they were on par with many NFL hopefuls at the combine. As a ...

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  • Cajuns snap Cowboys six-game winning streak

    Cajuns snap Cowboys six-game winning streak

    Thursday, March 22 2018 3:28 PM EDT2018-03-22 19:28:30 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)
    LAKE CHARLES – UL Lafayette took advantage of four infield singles and a wild pitch in the first two innings to grab a 4-0 lead, then was able to hold off a couple of McNeese rallies later in the game to beat the Cowboys 5-2 in front of 1,952 fans – the fifth-largest crowd in school history.  The loss dropped the Cowboys to 8-12 overall and snapped a six-game winning streak as they head into a three-game Southland Conference road series at Nicholls beginning Fri...More >>
    LAKE CHARLES – UL Lafayette took advantage of four infield singles and a wild pitch in the first two innings to grab a 4-0 lead, then was able to hold off a couple of McNeese rallies later in the game to beat the Cowboys 5-2 in front of 1,952 fans – the fifth-largest crowd in school history.  The loss dropped the Cowboys to 8-12 overall and snapped a six-game winning streak as they head into a three-game Southland Conference road series at Nicholls beginning Fri...More >>
  • LSU snaps 4-game losing streak to Tulane with 10-4 win

    LSU snaps 4-game losing streak to Tulane with 10-4 win

    Thursday, March 22 2018 11:17 AM EDT2018-03-22 15:17:33 GMT

    Zach Watson was 3-for-3 with three runs scored and three runs batted in and Daniel Cabrera added a 4-for-5 night, scoring three more runs as No. 15 LSU beat Tulane 10-4.

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    Zach Watson was 3-for-3 with three runs scored and three runs batted in and Daniel Cabrera added a 4-for-5 night, scoring three more runs as No. 15 LSU beat Tulane 10-4.

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  • Pelicans close out Pacers in final minute to win 96-92

    Pelicans close out Pacers in final minute to win 96-92

    Alvin Gentry will be back in New Orleans next season. Source: N.O. PelicansAlvin Gentry will be back in New Orleans next season. Source: N.O. Pelicans

    Jrue Holiday returned to the Pelicans' lineup Wednesday against the Pacers but was outshone by fellow guard E'Twaun Moore whose 23 points came on 10-of-15 shooting. 

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    Jrue Holiday returned to the Pelicans' lineup Wednesday against the Pacers but was outshone by fellow guard E'Twaun Moore whose 23 points came on 10-of-15 shooting. 

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  • South Cameron will field varsity football team in 2018

    South Cameron will field varsity football team in 2018

    Wednesday, March 21 2018 3:43 PM EDT2018-03-21 19:43:29 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)

    The South Cameron High School varsity football team isn't going anywhere despite rumors the school would play junior varsity only this upcoming season. Tarpon coach Darryl Lee has confirmed to KPLC that the Tarpons will field a varsity team in 2018.  "We’re glad that we’ll able to keep the football tradition and program going despite the low numbers and small enrollment," said Lee. "The kids want to play, so if we can stay healthy we wil...

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    The South Cameron High School varsity football team isn't going anywhere despite rumors the school would play junior varsity only this upcoming season. Tarpon coach Darryl Lee has confirmed to KPLC that the Tarpons will field a varsity team in 2018.  "We’re glad that we’ll able to keep the football tradition and program going despite the low numbers and small enrollment," said Lee. "The kids want to play, so if we can stay healthy we wil...

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  • Sam Houston baseball ranked top five by MaxPreps and Baseball America

    Sam Houston baseball ranked top five by MaxPreps and Baseball America

    Tuesday, March 20 2018 6:17 PM EDT2018-03-20 22:17:49 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)
    Sam Houston High School is off to a terrific start on the diamond. The Broncos hold No. 1 power rating in Class 5A (select and non-select) with a perfect, 19-0 record. They also now have a pair of national top-five rankings to boot. Last week, MaxPreps ranked Sam Houston as the sixth best team in the nation. This week, the Broncos have climbed up to fourth in the 'MaxPreps Top 25 National High School Baseball Rankings.' A strong showing in the 8th annual SPO...More >>
    Sam Houston High School is off to a terrific start on the diamond. The Broncos hold No. 1 power rating in Class 5A (select and non-select) with a perfect, 19-0 record. They also now have a pair of national top-five rankings to boot. Last week, MaxPreps ranked Sam Houston as the sixth best team in the nation. This week, the Broncos have climbed up to fourth in the 'MaxPreps Top 25 National High School Baseball Rankings.' A strong showing in the 8th annual SPO...More >>
  • McNeese adds Nicholls' John Aiken to basketball staff as associate head coach

    McNeese adds Nicholls' John Aiken to basketball staff as associate head coach

    Tuesday, March 20 2018 3:35 PM EDT2018-03-20 19:35:17 GMT
    (Source: UT Martin Athletics)(Source: UT Martin Athletics)
    (Source: UT Martin Athletics)(Source: UT Martin Athletics)
    New McNeese basketball head coach Heath Schroyer has announced his first addition to his staff, that being John Aiken who will hold the title as associate head coach. Aiken comes to McNeese after spending the previous two seasons as the top assistant at Nicholls where he helped lead the Colonels to a share of the Southland Conference regular season title this past year.  In his two years with the Colonels, he was responsible for recruiting three SLC All-Conference selections, t...More >>
    New McNeese basketball head coach Heath Schroyer has announced his first addition to his staff, that being John Aiken who will hold the title as associate head coach. Aiken comes to McNeese after spending the previous two seasons as the top assistant at Nicholls where he helped lead the Colonels to a share of the Southland Conference regular season title this past year.  In his two years with the Colonels, he was responsible for recruiting three SLC All-Conference selections, t...More >>
  • Cowboys win 5-1 to complete sweep over SFA

    Cowboys win 5-1 to complete sweep over SFA

    Sunday, March 18 2018 5:59 PM EDT2018-03-18 21:59:58 GMT
    (Source: McNeese)(Source: McNeese)
    (Source: McNeese)(Source: McNeese)
    NACOGDOCHES, Texas – Reid Bourque and Shane Selman came up with a couple of late-inning clutch base-hits in Sunday’s Southland Conference baseball series finale against Stephen F. Austin while starting pitcher Tyler Wesley and reliever Aidan Anderson stalled the Lumberjacks’ offense as the Cowboys completed their first three-game sweep on the season after a 5-1 win. The victory was the sixth consecutive for McNeese who improved to 8-11 overall and 5-1 in conference ...More >>
    NACOGDOCHES, Texas – Reid Bourque and Shane Selman came up with a couple of late-inning clutch base-hits in Sunday’s Southland Conference baseball series finale against Stephen F. Austin while starting pitcher Tyler Wesley and reliever Aidan Anderson stalled the Lumberjacks’ offense as the Cowboys completed their first three-game sweep on the season after a 5-1 win. The victory was the sixth consecutive for McNeese who improved to 8-11 overall and 5-1 in conference ...More >>
  • Cowgirls pick up first two wins in Southland after doubleheader victory against Sam Houston State

    Cowgirls pick up first two wins in Southland after doubleheader victory against Sam Houston State

    Saturday, March 17 2018 6:33 PM EDT2018-03-17 22:33:15 GMT
    (Source: McNeese)(Source: McNeese)
    (Source: McNeese)(Source: McNeese)
    HUNTSVILLE, Texas—McNeese softball picked up its first two Southland Conference wins of the season here Saturday with a doubleheader victory, taking game one 7-4 and then a 10-1, five inning win in the final game of the series to win the series 2-1. After giving up an early 3-0 lead in the first game of the series on Friday, it was the Cowgirls who jumped out to an early lead in the second game of the series and the first of a doubleheader on Saturday.  Senior Hailey Drew...More >>
    HUNTSVILLE, Texas—McNeese softball picked up its first two Southland Conference wins of the season here Saturday with a doubleheader victory, taking game one 7-4 and then a 10-1, five inning win in the final game of the series to win the series 2-1. After giving up an early 3-0 lead in the first game of the series on Friday, it was the Cowgirls who jumped out to an early lead in the second game of the series and the first of a doubleheader on Saturday.  Senior Hailey Drew...More >>
  • Cowboys win five straight with 12-3 win over SFA

    Cowboys win five straight with 12-3 win over SFA

    Saturday, March 17 2018 6:08 PM EDT2018-03-17 22:08:55 GMT
    (Source: McNeese)(Source: McNeese)
    (Source: McNeese)(Source: McNeese)
    NACOGDOCHES – Starting pitcher Bryan King made his return a solid one and Dustin Duhon kept swinging the hot bat as McNeese erupted for a 12-3 Southland Conference baseball win over Stephen F. Austin on Saturday afternoon while capturing the league series for the second consecutive weekend. McNeese (7-11, 4-1 SLC) has won five straight games and will now go for its first sweep of the season when the two teams play the final game of the series at 11 a.m. on Sunday morning. SFA f...More >>
    NACOGDOCHES – Starting pitcher Bryan King made his return a solid one and Dustin Duhon kept swinging the hot bat as McNeese erupted for a 12-3 Southland Conference baseball win over Stephen F. Austin on Saturday afternoon while capturing the league series for the second consecutive weekend. McNeese (7-11, 4-1 SLC) has won five straight games and will now go for its first sweep of the season when the two teams play the final game of the series at 11 a.m. on Sunday morning. SFA f...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
    (Source: Alan Hessier)(Source: Alan Hessier)

    “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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  • Cowgirls drop to 0-4 in conference play with 5-0 loss to Sam Houston State

    Cowgirls drop to 0-4 in conference play with 5-0 loss to Sam Houston State

    Saturday, March 17 2018 12:15 AM EDT2018-03-17 04:15:34 GMT
    (Source: McNeese)(Source: McNeese)
    (Source: McNeese)(Source: McNeese)
    HUNTSVILLE, Texas—McNeese softball was looking for its first Southland Conference win of the season against Sam Houston State (11-14, 4-0 SLC) here Friday, instead they came away with a 5-0 loss to fall to 17-10 overall and 0-4 in league play. The 0-4 conference start for McNeese is the first time the Cowgirls begin conference play winless since 2011, when they began the SLC 0-5. The series will conclude with a doubleheader Saturday at noon.  The Cowgirls struggled at the ...More >>
    HUNTSVILLE, Texas—McNeese softball was looking for its first Southland Conference win of the season against Sam Houston State (11-14, 4-0 SLC) here Friday, instead they came away with a 5-0 loss to fall to 17-10 overall and 0-4 in league play. The 0-4 conference start for McNeese is the first time the Cowgirls begin conference play winless since 2011, when they began the SLC 0-5. The series will conclude with a doubleheader Saturday at noon.  The Cowgirls struggled at the ...More >>
  • Cowboys power by Lumberjacks, 7-5, in series opener

    Cowboys power by Lumberjacks, 7-5, in series opener

    Saturday, March 17 2018 12:14 AM EDT2018-03-17 04:14:56 GMT
    (Source: McNeese)(Source: McNeese)
    McNeese’s 3-4-5 hitters combined to collect six hits with two of those doubles and one home run while scoring four runs of their own and Cayne Ueckert closed the door in the final 1.1 innings as the Cowboys downed Stephen F. Austin, 7-5, in the first game of a three-game Southland Conference baseball series. The win was the fourth straight for McNeese as it improved to 6-11 overall and moved to 3-1 in league play. SFA fell to 5-12 and 0-1 in its first conference game of the sea...More >>
    McNeese’s 3-4-5 hitters combined to collect six hits with two of those doubles and one home run while scoring four runs of their own and Cayne Ueckert closed the door in the final 1.1 innings as the Cowboys downed Stephen F. Austin, 7-5, in the first game of a three-game Southland Conference baseball series. The win was the fourth straight for McNeese as it improved to 6-11 overall and moved to 3-1 in league play. SFA fell to 5-12 and 0-1 in its first conference game of the sea...More >>
  • Elton's Doyle Carter resigns as head football coach

    Elton's Doyle Carter resigns as head football coach

    Friday, March 16 2018 5:56 PM EDT2018-03-16 21:56:33 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)
    Doyle Carter's second stint as head football coach at Elton High School will come to an end after six seasons. Carter will finish out the school year at Elton before moving on to an assistant coaching job in Calcasieu Parish. Carter's departure from Elton is to better set himself up for retirement. Carter returned to the sidelines of Elton after a 16-year absence. As coach of the Indians from 2012-17, Elton went 39-29 and won five playoff games. Carter previously coached th...More >>
    Doyle Carter's second stint as head football coach at Elton High School will come to an end after six seasons. Carter will finish out the school year at Elton before moving on to an assistant coaching job in Calcasieu Parish. Carter's departure from Elton is to better set himself up for retirement. Carter returned to the sidelines of Elton after a 16-year absence. As coach of the Indians from 2012-17, Elton went 39-29 and won five playoff games. Carter previously coached th...More >>
  • Cowboys rally past Houston to pick up third straight win

    Cowboys rally past Houston to pick up third straight win

    Friday, March 16 2018 4:21 PM EDT2018-03-16 20:21:06 GMT
    (SOURCE: KPLC)(SOURCE: KPLC)

    LAKE CHARLES – A Mitchell Rogers solo home run and Joe Provenzano’s three-run blast later that inning, fueled a four-run sixth inning to lead McNeese to a 7-6 mid-week baseball win over Houston here Tuesday night. The win was the third-straight for the Cowboys as they improve to 5-11 overall. Houston, who defeated McNeese 13-9 last Wednesday in Houston, fell to 8-8 on the year. “This was a good win for us,” said head coach Justin Hill. “They (Houston) s...

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    LAKE CHARLES – A Mitchell Rogers solo home run and Joe Provenzano’s three-run blast later that inning, fueled a four-run sixth inning to lead McNeese to a 7-6 mid-week baseball win over Houston here Tuesday night. The win was the third-straight for the Cowboys as they improve to 5-11 overall. Houston, who defeated McNeese 13-9 last Wednesday in Houston, fell to 8-8 on the year. “This was a good win for us,” said head coach Justin Hill. “They (Houston) s...

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  • Sam Houston baseball ranked sixth in the nation by MaxPreps

    Sam Houston baseball ranked sixth in the nation by MaxPreps

    Thursday, March 15 2018 4:42 PM EDT2018-03-15 20:42:21 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)

    Last week Sulphur made a national ranking and now district-rival Sam Houston is following suit. The Sam Houston Broncos have surpassed Sulphur for the No. 1 power rating in Class 5A (select and non-select). To add to the early season accomplishments, MaxPreps named Sam Houston to its 'MaxPreps Top 25 National High School Baseball Rankings' this week. The Broncos are ranked sixth overall with a 14-0 record. Zachary joins SHHS as the only teams from Louisiana to crack the lis...

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    Last week Sulphur made a national ranking and now district-rival Sam Houston is following suit. The Sam Houston Broncos have surpassed Sulphur for the No. 1 power rating in Class 5A (select and non-select). To add to the early season accomplishments, MaxPreps named Sam Houston to its 'MaxPreps Top 25 National High School Baseball Rankings' this week. The Broncos are ranked sixth overall with a 14-0 record. Zachary joins SHHS as the only teams from Louisiana to crack the lis...

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  • McNeese hires BYU assistant as head basketball coach

    McNeese hires BYU assistant as head basketball coach

    Thursday, March 15 2018 4:03 PM EDT2018-03-15 20:03:04 GMT
    Heath Schroyer (Source: BYU)Heath Schroyer (Source: BYU)

    McNeese State will hire BYU assistant Heath Schroyer as its next head basketball coach. ??An introductory press conference will be held at noon on Monday in the End Zone Room, located on the second floor of the Jack V. Doland Field House. The public is invited to attend. Schroyer has a connection with McNeese AD Bruce Hemphill. Schroyer was an assistant coach at Wyoming from 2001-02, while Hemphill was serving as the associate athletics director. Schroyer has head coachin...

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    McNeese State will hire BYU assistant Heath Schroyer as its next head basketball coach. ??An introductory press conference will be held at noon on Monday in the End Zone Room, located on the second floor of the Jack V. Doland Field House. The public is invited to attend. Schroyer has a connection with McNeese AD Bruce Hemphill. Schroyer was an assistant coach at Wyoming from 2001-02, while Hemphill was serving as the associate athletics director. Schroyer has head coachin...

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  • LSU advances past ULL in NIT, 84-76

    LSU advances past ULL in NIT, 84-76

    Thursday, March 15 2018 10:47 AM EDT2018-03-15 14:47:36 GMT

    LSU’s basketball program took another step forward under first year Coach Will Wade with an 84-76 win over the University of Louisiana at Lafayette Wednesday night at the Pete Maravich Assembly Center.

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    LSU’s basketball program took another step forward under first year Coach Will Wade with an 84-76 win over the University of Louisiana at Lafayette Wednesday night at the Pete Maravich Assembly Center.

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  • McNeese softball snaps losing streak as Piancastelli breaks another Cowgirl record

    McNeese softball snaps losing streak as Piancastelli breaks another Cowgirl record

    Thursday, March 15 2018 12:10 AM EDT2018-03-15 04:10:49 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)
    McNeese softball snapped its five game losing streak with a 9-5 win over Florida International and senior Erika Piancastelli added to her long list of accolades by becoming the McNeese career doubles leader. The career record is her eighth overall and fifth McNeese career record. “We found a way to pick up a win against a good team tonight,” said head coach James Landreneau. “We put together some good at bats and Flores came in and did a good job of settling the gam...More >>
    McNeese softball snapped its five game losing streak with a 9-5 win over Florida International and senior Erika Piancastelli added to her long list of accolades by becoming the McNeese career doubles leader. The career record is her eighth overall and fifth McNeese career record. “We found a way to pick up a win against a good team tonight,” said head coach James Landreneau. “We put together some good at bats and Flores came in and did a good job of settling the gam...More >>
  • Sources: McNeese basketball search down to five

    Sources: McNeese basketball search down to five

    Wednesday, March 14 2018 5:29 PM EDT2018-03-14 21:29:36 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)

    McNeese's search for a men’s basketball coach is nearing a close.After sorting through over 100 applicants, the Cowboys have narrowed down the list to five names, according to sources. Wichita State's Isaac Brown, LSU-Alexandria's Larry Cordaro, St. Louis Catholic's Rick LeBato, Northwestern State's Jeff Moore and BYU's Heath Schroyer are the final five left in the coaching search.

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    McNeese's search for a men’s basketball coach is nearing a close.After sorting through over 100 applicants, the Cowboys have narrowed down the list to five names, according to sources. Wichita State's Isaac Brown, LSU-Alexandria's Larry Cordaro, St. Louis Catholic's Rick LeBato, Northwestern State's Jeff Moore and BYU's Heath Schroyer are the final five left in the coaching search.

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  • St. Louis tabs Grand Lake's Chad Lavergne as next head football coach

    St. Louis tabs Grand Lake's Chad Lavergne as next head football coach

    Wednesday, March 14 2018 3:53 PM EDT2018-03-14 19:53:33 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)

    St. Louis Catholic wanted to make sure the fit was right. After three months with a coaching vacancy, the Saints have hired Grand Lake's Chad Lavergne to be its next head football coach. The school confirmed the hire in a written statement, "St. Louis Catholic High School is very pleased to announce after a long search, Chad Lavergne has been named as our new head football coach. Coach Lavergne will begin assuming his new duties in the spring to start preparing for the upco...

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    St. Louis Catholic wanted to make sure the fit was right. After three months with a coaching vacancy, the Saints have hired Grand Lake's Chad Lavergne to be its next head football coach. The school confirmed the hire in a written statement, "St. Louis Catholic High School is very pleased to announce after a long search, Chad Lavergne has been named as our new head football coach. Coach Lavergne will begin assuming his new duties in the spring to start preparing for the upco...

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  • Cowgirls drop fifth straight in extra-inning loss to Houston

    Cowgirls drop fifth straight in extra-inning loss to Houston

    Tuesday, March 13 2018 11:57 PM EDT2018-03-14 03:57:10 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)
    LAKE CHARLES—McNeese softball suffered its fifth straight loss and second straight extra inning loss here Tuesday night in a 5-4, nine inning setback to Houston to fall to 16-9 overall. The Cowgirls will return to the Diamond Wednesday to host Florida International at 6 p.m.  A crawfish boil will be given for McNeese students prior to the game and they must have a valid ID in order to enter the game. McNeese trailed 3-0 in the second inning after Savannah Heebner singled ...More >>
    LAKE CHARLES—McNeese softball suffered its fifth straight loss and second straight extra inning loss here Tuesday night in a 5-4, nine inning setback to Houston to fall to 16-9 overall. The Cowgirls will return to the Diamond Wednesday to host Florida International at 6 p.m.  A crawfish boil will be given for McNeese students prior to the game and they must have a valid ID in order to enter the game. McNeese trailed 3-0 in the second inning after Savannah Heebner singled ...More >>
  • Report: Jimmy Graham to sign with the Packers

    Report: Jimmy Graham to sign with the Packers

    Jimmy Graham will sign with the Packers according to a report. Photo credit: Mark LagrangeJimmy Graham will sign with the Packers according to a report. Photo credit: Mark Lagrange
    Jimmy Graham will sign with the Packers according to a report. Photo credit: Mark LagrangeJimmy Graham will sign with the Packers according to a report. Photo credit: Mark Lagrange
    Packers intend to sign TE Jimmy Graham to a three-year deal according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. Earlier today it was reported Graham and the Saints had been seriously discussing a reunion, but talks stalled over the last several hours according to a tweet by ESPN's Dianna Russini. Both sides are still hoping to reach agreement according to the tweet. Other teams including the Packers were in the hunt. Saints quarterback Drew Brees told ESPN's Mike Triplett he wanted Graham back in th...More >>
    Packers intend to sign TE Jimmy Graham to a three-year deal according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. Earlier today it was reported Graham and the Saints had been seriously discussing a reunion, but talks stalled over the last several hours according to a tweet by ESPN's Dianna Russini. Both sides are still hoping to reach agreement according to the tweet. Other teams including the Packers were in the hunt. Saints quarterback Drew Brees told ESPN's Mike Triplett he wanted Graham back in th...More >>
  • Drew Brees tweets following Saints deal

    Source: Fox 8Source: Fox 8
    Source: Fox 8Source: Fox 8

    Drew Brees took to Twitter to express how he felt following the contract agreement reached between him and The New Orleans Saints Brees met with Saints management while in the building for Zach Strief's retirement. 

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    Drew Brees took to Twitter to express how he felt following the contract agreement reached between him and The New Orleans Saints Brees met with Saints management while in the building for Zach Strief's retirement. 

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  • LSU faces Central Michigan in the NCAA Women’s Basketball Championships

    LSU faces Central Michigan in the NCAA Women’s Basketball Championships

    The LSU women’s basketball team will face Central Michigan Saturday at St. John Arena in Columbus, Ohio, in the First Round of the 2018 NCAA Women’s Basketball Championships.

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    The LSU women’s basketball team will face Central Michigan Saturday at St. John Arena in Columbus, Ohio, in the First Round of the 2018 NCAA Women’s Basketball Championships.

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  • Report: Saints won't tender offer to Delvin Breaux

    Report: Saints won't tender offer to Delvin Breaux

    Delvin Breaux prepped at McDonogh 35. (Source: Mark LaGrange)Delvin Breaux prepped at McDonogh 35. (Source: Mark LaGrange)
    Source: Saints will not tender Delvin Breaux (Source: Mark LaGrange)Source: Saints will not tender Delvin Breaux (Source: Mark LaGrange)
    The Saints will not tender an offer to cornerback Delvin Breaux according to Josh Katzenstein of Nola.com/Times Picayune. The team hasn't ruled out bringing him back Katzenstein went on to report. Breaux has been plagued by injuries the last two seasons. Breaux is a restricted free agent. Free agency begins Wednesday at 3 p.m. Breaux played his high school ball at McDonogh 35. Copyright 2018 WVUE. All rights reserved.More >>
    The Saints will not tender an offer to cornerback Delvin Breaux according to Josh Katzenstein of Nola.com/Times Picayune. The team hasn't ruled out bringing him back Katzenstein went on to report. Breaux has been plagued by injuries the last two seasons. Breaux is a restricted free agent. Free agency begins Wednesday at 3 p.m. Breaux played his high school ball at McDonogh 35. Copyright 2018 WVUE. All rights reserved.More >>
  • Barbe holds off St. Louis' rally in 11-7 win

    Barbe holds off St. Louis' rally in 11-7 win

    Tuesday, March 13 2018 12:08 AM EDT2018-03-13 04:08:13 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)
    St. Louis watched the game slip away early and couldn't recover in an 11-7 loss to Barbe on Monday. Barbe would out-hit the Saints 14 to five in the high-scoring affair. The Bucs would open up to a 10-run lead thanks to RBI doubles from Bailey Juneau, Brennan Bonsall and Brody Drost. St. Louis would rally and notch three runs in the fifth inning. The Saints' bats were led by Blake Granger, Logan Gray, and Damon Fountain, all sending runners across...More >>
    St. Louis watched the game slip away early and couldn't recover in an 11-7 loss to Barbe on Monday. Barbe would out-hit the Saints 14 to five in the high-scoring affair. The Bucs would open up to a 10-run lead thanks to RBI doubles from Bailey Juneau, Brennan Bonsall and Brody Drost. St. Louis would rally and notch three runs in the fifth inning. The Saints' bats were led by Blake Granger, Logan Gray, and Damon Fountain, all sending runners across...More >>
  • Report: Jimmy Graham interested in signing with Saints or Packers

    Report: Jimmy Graham interested in signing with Saints or Packers

    Report: Jimmy Graham interested in signing with Saints or Packers /FILE (Source: John Snell)Report: Jimmy Graham interested in signing with Saints or Packers /FILE (Source: John Snell)

    The Saints and Packers are the two teams in the running for tight end Jimmy Graham, according to Greg Bell of the Seattle Times. 

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    The Saints and Packers are the two teams in the running for tight end Jimmy Graham, according to Greg Bell of the Seattle Times. 

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  • Report: Vikings have 'reached out' to Drew Brees' agent

    Report: Vikings have 'reached out' to Drew Brees' agent

    Drew Brees needs to sign a new contract by March 14th, or he becomes a free agent. Source:Photo by David Grunfeld, NOLA.com | The Times-PicayuneDrew Brees needs to sign a new contract by March 14th, or he becomes a free agent. Source:Photo by David Grunfeld, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune
    Drew Brees needs to sign a new contract by March 14th, or he becomes a free agent. Source: Nola.comDrew Brees needs to sign a new contract by March 14th, or he becomes a free agent. Source: Nola.com

    The Vikings have "reached out " to Drew Brees' agent, Tom Condon, according to Tom Pelissero of the NFL Network. 

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    The Vikings have "reached out " to Drew Brees' agent, Tom Condon, according to Tom Pelissero of the NFL Network. 

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  • Saints tackle Zach Strief announces retirement from NFL

    Saints tackle Zach Strief announces retirement from NFL

    (Photo: Times Picayune, nola.com)(Photo: Times Picayune, nola.com)

    New Orleans Saints offensive tackle Zach Strief has announced that he is retiring from the NFL.

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    New Orleans Saints offensive tackle Zach Strief has announced that he is retiring from the NFL.

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  • McNeese Drops Final Game Of SLC Series at UCA, 7-6 in 9 innings

    McNeese Drops Final Game Of SLC Series at UCA, 7-6 in 9 innings

    Sunday, March 11 2018 3:02 PM EDT2018-03-11 19:02:57 GMT
    (Source: McNeese)(Source: McNeese)
    (Source: McNeese)(Source: McNeese)
    CONWAY, Ar.—The 25th ranked McNeese softball team suffered its first Southland Conference series road sweep since 2011 with a 7-6, nine inning loss at Central Arkansas in the series finale here Saturday. McNeese (16-8, 0-3 SLC) took an early 5-0 lead after the second inning after scoring two runs in the first and three in the second. UCA (10-9, 3-0) scored a run in the fourth then two in the sixth and two more in the bottom of the seventh to tie the game at five apiece to send...More >>
    CONWAY, Ar.—The 25th ranked McNeese softball team suffered its first Southland Conference series road sweep since 2011 with a 7-6, nine inning loss at Central Arkansas in the series finale here Saturday. McNeese (16-8, 0-3 SLC) took an early 5-0 lead after the second inning after scoring two runs in the first and three in the second. UCA (10-9, 3-0) scored a run in the fourth then two in the sixth and two more in the bottom of the seventh to tie the game at five apiece to send...More >>
  • Cowboys sweep UCA in DH to win series

    Cowboys sweep UCA in DH to win series

    Saturday, March 10 2018 11:36 PM EST2018-03-11 04:36:33 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)
    LAKE CHARLES – The bats came alive for McNeese baseball, and in crucial times at that, as the Cowboys swept a Southland Conference baseball double header against Central Arkansas by scores of 6-5 and 8-3 and taking the league-opening weekend series two games to one. The DH sweep improved McNeese’s record to 4-11 overall and 2-1 in conference play while UCA dropped to 7-8 and 1-2. McNeese will be back home on Tuesday when it hosts the University of Houston with the first ...More >>
    LAKE CHARLES – The bats came alive for McNeese baseball, and in crucial times at that, as the Cowboys swept a Southland Conference baseball double header against Central Arkansas by scores of 6-5 and 8-3 and taking the league-opening weekend series two games to one. The DH sweep improved McNeese’s record to 4-11 overall and 2-1 in conference play while UCA dropped to 7-8 and 1-2. McNeese will be back home on Tuesday when it hosts the University of Houston with the first ...More >>
  • McNeese to rely on young receiving corps in 2018

    McNeese to rely on young receiving corps in 2018

    Saturday, March 10 2018 12:12 AM EST2018-03-10 05:12:04 GMT
    Trevor Begue (Source: KPLC)Trevor Begue (Source: KPLC)
    One of the burning questions regarding the 2018 McNeese football team is what will the Pokes do at receiver? The Cowboys lost Kent Shelby, Darious Crawley and Tavarious Battiste to graduation. Parker Orgeron is the lone returning starter from the wide receiving corps. While the talent is there, the in-game experience is not. "They are so young and you just have to teach them, they aren't used to game speed yet and you can only teach so much running around against air. What is a...More >>
    One of the burning questions regarding the 2018 McNeese football team is what will the Pokes do at receiver? The Cowboys lost Kent Shelby, Darious Crawley and Tavarious Battiste to graduation. Parker Orgeron is the lone returning starter from the wide receiving corps. While the talent is there, the in-game experience is not. "They are so young and you just have to teach them, they aren't used to game speed yet and you can only teach so much running around against air. What is a...More >>
  • Big inning does in Cowboys in 6-1 loss to UCA

    Big inning does in Cowboys in 6-1 loss to UCA

    Friday, March 9 2018 11:44 PM EST2018-03-10 04:44:37 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)
    LAKE CHARLES – Big innings by its opponents has been a sharp thorn in the McNeese Cowboys’ side as of late and that didn’t change in Friday night’s Southland Conference baseball opener against Central Arkansas when the Bears needed just one inning, the second to be exact, to score all six of their runs in a 6-1 win over the Cowboys. The series will continue on Saturday at 3 p.m. in what has been changed to a double header due to the impending weather on Sunday...More >>
    LAKE CHARLES – Big innings by its opponents has been a sharp thorn in the McNeese Cowboys’ side as of late and that didn’t change in Friday night’s Southland Conference baseball opener against Central Arkansas when the Bears needed just one inning, the second to be exact, to score all six of their runs in a 6-1 win over the Cowboys. The series will continue on Saturday at 3 p.m. in what has been changed to a double header due to the impending weather on Sunday...More >>
  • McNeese swept in doubleheader at UCA, drops first SLC series since 2015

    McNeese swept in doubleheader at UCA, drops first SLC series since 2015

    Friday, March 9 2018 11:41 PM EST2018-03-10 04:41:37 GMT
    (Source: McNeese)(Source: McNeese)
    (Source: McNeese)(Source: McNeese)
    CONWAY, Ar.—The 25th ranked McNeese softball team opened the 2018 Southland Conference season with a doubleheader loss to Central Arkansas here Friday night dropping the opening game 8-6 and the nightcap 2-1 to fall to 16-7 overall and 0-2 in league play. The series will conclude with a single game at 1 p.m. Saturday. In the opening game, UCA (9-9, 2-0 SLC) scored seven runs on five Cowgirl errors in the second inning to jump out to a 7-0 lead, chasing Cowgirl starter Caroline ...More >>
    CONWAY, Ar.—The 25th ranked McNeese softball team opened the 2018 Southland Conference season with a doubleheader loss to Central Arkansas here Friday night dropping the opening game 8-6 and the nightcap 2-1 to fall to 16-7 overall and 0-2 in league play. The series will conclude with a single game at 1 p.m. Saturday. In the opening game, UCA (9-9, 2-0 SLC) scored seven runs on five Cowgirl errors in the second inning to jump out to a 7-0 lead, chasing Cowgirl starter Caroline ...More >>
  • LaGrange promotes Marrico Wilson to head football coach

    LaGrange promotes Marrico Wilson to head football coach

    Friday, March 9 2018 9:32 PM EST2018-03-10 02:32:11 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)
    LaGrange High School didn't have to search far to find its next head football coach as the Gators elected to promote assistant coach Marrico Wilson.  While he's held head coaching positions at Oakdale High School (basketball) and LaGrange (track and field), this is Wilson's first time at the helm of a football program. "The guys that interviewed against me all had head coaching experience. With me having no experience, I prayed about it and I put it in God's...More >>
    LaGrange High School didn't have to search far to find its next head football coach as the Gators elected to promote assistant coach Marrico Wilson.  While he's held head coaching positions at Oakdale High School (basketball) and LaGrange (track and field), this is Wilson's first time at the helm of a football program. "The guys that interviewed against me all had head coaching experience. With me having no experience, I prayed about it and I put it in God's...More >>
  • 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 >>
  • LSU falls to Mississippi State in 1st round of SEC Tournament

    LSU falls to Mississippi State in 1st round of SEC Tournament

    FOX 8 graphicFOX 8 graphic
    FOX 8 graphicFOX 8 graphic

    LSU's comeback needed one more stop and one more made basket. They'd get neither and their season is over as they lost to Mississippi St. 80-77. 

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    LSU's comeback needed one more stop and one more made basket. They'd get neither and their season is over as they lost to Mississippi St. 80-77. 

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  • Report: Derrius Guice asked about sexuality during NFL combine

    Report: Derrius Guice asked about sexuality during NFL combine

    Former LSU running back Derrius Guice. (FOX 8)Former LSU running back Derrius Guice. (FOX 8)
    Former LSU running back Derrius Guice. (FOX 8)Former LSU running back Derrius Guice. (FOX 8)

    Former LSU running back Derrius Guice said he was asked questions about his sexuality and whether his mother was a prostitute during interviews at the NFL Scouting Combine last week.

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    Former LSU running back Derrius Guice said he was asked questions about his sexuality and whether his mother was a prostitute during interviews at the NFL Scouting Combine last week.

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  • Sulphur baseball ranked fifth in the nation by Baseball America

    Sulphur baseball ranked fifth in the nation by Baseball America

    Thursday, March 8 2018 3:59 PM EST2018-03-08 20:59:02 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)
    It's looks to be another strong year from Southwest Louisiana on the baseball front. The Sulphur Golden Tors are already off to the No. 1 power rating in Class 5A (select and non-select). To add to the early season accomplishments, Baseball America named Sulphur to its 'High School Top 25' rankings this week. The Tors are ranked fifth overall with a 11-0 record. Sulphur is the only team from Louisiana to make the list. Sulphur is led at the plate by seniors Will Dion and Scott Jones....More >>
    It's looks to be another strong year from Southwest Louisiana on the baseball front. The Sulphur Golden Tors are already off to the No. 1 power rating in Class 5A (select and non-select). To add to the early season accomplishments, Baseball America named Sulphur to its 'High School Top 25' rankings this week. The Tors are ranked fifth overall with a 11-0 record. Sulphur is the only team from Louisiana to make the list. Sulphur is led at the plate by seniors Will Dion and Scott Jones....More >>
  • Texas A&M-Corpus Christi eliminates Cowgirls from Southland Tourney

    Texas A&M-Corpus Christi eliminates Cowgirls from Southland Tourney

    Thursday, March 8 2018 3:19 PM EST2018-03-08 20:19:41 GMT
    (Source: Southland Conference)(Source: Southland Conference)
    (Source: Southland Conference)(Source: Southland Conference)
    Eight days after losing at McNeese in the final regular season week, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi emphatically settled matters.   Second team all-conference guard Brittney Mbamalu scored 22 points as the fifth-seeded Islanders used a 19-6 run in the second quarter to eliminate the No. 8 Cowgirls 75-52 in the opening round of the Southland Women’s Basketball Tournament at the Merrell Center on Thursday afternoon. Mbamalu hit five of A&M-Corpus Christi’s seven three...More >>
    Eight days after losing at McNeese in the final regular season week, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi emphatically settled matters.   Second team all-conference guard Brittney Mbamalu scored 22 points as the fifth-seeded Islanders used a 19-6 run in the second quarter to eliminate the No. 8 Cowgirls 75-52 in the opening round of the Southland Women’s Basketball Tournament at the Merrell Center on Thursday afternoon. Mbamalu hit five of A&M-Corpus Christi’s seven three...More >>
  • Cowboys' rally comes up short in 13-9 loss to Houston

    Cowboys' rally comes up short in 13-9 loss to Houston

    Wednesday, March 7 2018 11:59 PM EST2018-03-08 04:59:41 GMT
    (Source: McNeese)(Source: McNeese)

    HOUSTON – McNeese scored the game’s first two runs here against Houston before the Cougars rolled off 13 unanswered, eight of those in the fourth inning, but the Cowboys failed to throw in the towel and rallied for seven runs in the eighth and ninth innings to come up just short by a 13-9 score. The loss was the fourth straight suffered by Cowboys (2-10) who will next open up Southland Conference play at home against Central Arkansas on Friday at 6 to begin a three-game l...

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    HOUSTON – McNeese scored the game’s first two runs here against Houston before the Cougars rolled off 13 unanswered, eight of those in the fourth inning, but the Cowboys failed to throw in the towel and rallied for seven runs in the eighth and ninth innings to come up just short by a 13-9 score. The loss was the fourth straight suffered by Cowboys (2-10) who will next open up Southland Conference play at home against Central Arkansas on Friday at 6 to begin a three-game l...

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  • Pitkin's rally falls short as Tigers fall to Zwolle, 48-41

    Pitkin's rally falls short as Tigers fall to Zwolle, 48-41

    Wednesday, March 7 2018 7:26 PM EST2018-03-08 00:26:49 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)
    It was new territory for Pitkin, but the Tigers looked the part in their 48-41 semifinal loss to Zwolle. It was Pitkin's first Marsh Madness appearance since the school's Class B title in 2004. While the Tigers never led, Zwolle coach Bradley McLaren said the game didn't feel like that. Pitkin was never out of it. Jake Greene's game plan was to limit turnovers, but in the first quarter alone, Pitkin gave the ball to the Hawks five times as Zwolle rushed out to a 15-7 lead....More >>
    It was new territory for Pitkin, but the Tigers looked the part in their 48-41 semifinal loss to Zwolle. It was Pitkin's first Marsh Madness appearance since the school's Class B title in 2004. While the Tigers never led, Zwolle coach Bradley McLaren said the game didn't feel like that. Pitkin was never out of it. Jake Greene's game plan was to limit turnovers, but in the first quarter alone, Pitkin gave the ball to the Hawks five times as Zwolle rushed out to a 15-7 lead....More >>
  • DeRidder native DeShazor Everett re-signs with Washington Redskins

    DeRidder native DeShazor Everett re-signs with Washington Redskins

    Wednesday, March 7 2018 12:40 AM EST2018-03-07 05:40:21 GMT
    (Source: Redskins.com)(Source: Redskins.com)
    (Source: Redskins.com)(Source: Redskins.com)

    The Washington Redskins announced Tuesday that they have re-signed DeRidder native Deshazor Everett to a multi-year contract. Full terms of the deal were not disclosed. Everett originally entered the NFL as a college free agent with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on May 4, 2015. Since joining the Redskins on Aug. 1, 2015, he has appeared in 41 career games with eight starts, recording 61 tackles, six passes defensed, one forced fumble and one ...

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    The Washington Redskins announced Tuesday that they have re-signed DeRidder native Deshazor Everett to a multi-year contract. Full terms of the deal were not disclosed. Everett originally entered the NFL as a college free agent with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on May 4, 2015. Since joining the Redskins on Aug. 1, 2015, he has appeared in 41 career games with eight starts, recording 61 tackles, six passes defensed, one forced fumble and one ...

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  • Cournoyer named to 2018 LHSAA Girls’ Marsh Madness All-Tournament Team

    Cournoyer named to 2018 LHSAA Girls’ Marsh Madness All-Tournament Team

    Wednesday, March 7 2018 12:00 AM EST2018-03-07 05:00:20 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)
    The LHSAA announced the 2018 Girls’ Marsh Madness All-Tournament Team on Tuesday and once again, Southwest Louisiana had a presence. Class 1A runner-up Merryville had guard Andrea Cournoyer was one of 15 players to make the team. Cournoyer once again was money in the semifinal and championship round as she broke the 1A scoring record for the second time in three years. Her 73-point output bested her record breaking 69-point performance in 2016. In her four trips to t...More >>
    The LHSAA announced the 2018 Girls’ Marsh Madness All-Tournament Team on Tuesday and once again, Southwest Louisiana had a presence. Class 1A runner-up Merryville had guard Andrea Cournoyer was one of 15 players to make the team. Cournoyer once again was money in the semifinal and championship round as she broke the 1A scoring record for the second time in three years. Her 73-point output bested her record breaking 69-point performance in 2016. In her four trips to t...More >>
  • LSU's Waters named to All-SEC Freshman squad

    LSU's Waters named to All-SEC Freshman squad

    Tremont Waters (Source: WAFB)Tremont Waters (Source: WAFB)

    LSU guard Tremont Waters has been named to the All-SEC Freshman Team.

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    LSU guard Tremont Waters has been named to the All-SEC Freshman Team.

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  • Wade says some LSU basketball facilities need renovating; Tigers prep for SEC Tourney

    Wade says some LSU basketball facilities need renovating; Tigers prep for SEC Tourney

    Tuesday, March 6 2018 7:11 AM EST2018-03-06 12:11:49 GMT

    LSU basketball head coach Will Wade admitted Monday afternoon that some of the basketball facilities at the university need renovating and added there is a feasibility study underway for the PMAC to determine whether any construction is needed going forward.

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    LSU basketball head coach Will Wade admitted Monday afternoon that some of the basketball facilities at the university need renovating and added there is a feasibility study underway for the PMAC to determine whether any construction is needed going forward.

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  • Source: Saints interview Notre Dame WR Equanimeous St. Brown at Combine

    Source: Saints interview Notre Dame WR Equanimeous St. Brown at Combine

    Source: Saints interviewed Notre Dame WR Equanimeous St. Brown at NFL Combine (Source: FOX 8)Source: Saints interviewed Notre Dame WR Equanimeous St. Brown at NFL Combine (Source: FOX 8)
    NFLPA: Saints have $32.45 million in salary cap space (Source: FOX 8)NFLPA: Saints have $32.45 million in salary cap space (Source: FOX 8)

    The Saints had a formal interview with Notre Dame wide receiver Equanimeous St. Brown at the NFL Combine, a source told FOX 8 Sports.

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    The Saints had a formal interview with Notre Dame wide receiver Equanimeous St. Brown at the NFL Combine, a source told FOX 8 Sports.

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  • Cowboys drop finale to UTSA, 14-3

    Cowboys drop finale to UTSA, 14-3

    Sunday, March 4 2018 8:18 PM EST2018-03-05 01:18:08 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)
    LAKE CHARLES – McNeese had a golden opportunity for a big fourth inning when trailing 1-0 against UTSA in Sunday’s series finale, but like it has for the entire weekend, the offense couldn’t get the timely hits when the Cowboys loaded the bases with no outs and only got one run out of it. UTSA followed with 13 runs in the last five innings to capture a 14-3 win over McNeese and sweep the weekend series from the Cowboys. The loss dropped McNeese to 2-9 on the season...More >>
    LAKE CHARLES – McNeese had a golden opportunity for a big fourth inning when trailing 1-0 against UTSA in Sunday’s series finale, but like it has for the entire weekend, the offense couldn’t get the timely hits when the Cowboys loaded the bases with no outs and only got one run out of it. UTSA followed with 13 runs in the last five innings to capture a 14-3 win over McNeese and sweep the weekend series from the Cowboys. The loss dropped McNeese to 2-9 on the season...More >>
  • McNeese and Dave Simmons part ways after 12 seasons

    McNeese and Dave Simmons part ways after 12 seasons

    Sunday, March 4 2018 8:10 PM EST2018-03-05 01:10:49 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)
    LAKE CHARLES - McNeese State University will begin a national search for its next men’s basketball coach following the announcement by McNeese Director of Athletics Bruce Hemphill that the University will not renew the contract of Coach Dave Simmons. Assistant Athletic Director, Tanner Stines, will chair the search. “We would like to thank Coach Simmons for his commitment to McNeese and to his student-athletes,” Hemphill said in a statement. “Following a compr...More >>
    LAKE CHARLES - McNeese State University will begin a national search for its next men’s basketball coach following the announcement by McNeese Director of Athletics Bruce Hemphill that the University will not renew the contract of Coach Dave Simmons. Assistant Athletic Director, Tanner Stines, will chair the search. “We would like to thank Coach Simmons for his commitment to McNeese and to his student-athletes,” Hemphill said in a statement. “Following a compr...More >>
  • McNeese beats Lamar but misses Southland tourney berth

    McNeese beats Lamar but misses Southland tourney berth

    Saturday, March 3 2018 7:46 PM EST2018-03-04 00:46:32 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)

    Kalob Ledoux scored 17 points, Stephen Ugochukwu and Jacob Ledoux added 12 apiece, and McNeese rallied to beat Lamar 69-60 in Saturday's regular-season finale but missed getting the eighth and final berth in...

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    Kalob Ledoux scored 17 points, Stephen Ugochukwu and Jacob Ledoux added 12 apiece, and McNeese rallied to beat Lamar 69-60 in Saturday's regular-season finale. McNeese (11-17, 8-10), which entered tied for eighth with Abilene Christian and Texas A&M-Corpus Christi, needed to beat Lamar and for either the Wildcats or Islanders to lose, but Abilene Christian beat Incarnate Word on Saturday. TAMU-CC plays Houston Baptist at 7:00 P.M. If the Islanders win, Mc...

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  • McNeese drops regular season finale to Lamar, seeded eighth in SLC tourney

    McNeese drops regular season finale to Lamar, seeded eighth in SLC tourney

    Saturday, March 3 2018 9:34 PM EST2018-03-04 02:34:38 GMT
    (Source: McNeese)(Source: McNeese)
    (Source: McNeese)(Source: McNeese)
    McNeese women’s basketball dropped its final regular season game and final game that will be played in Burton Coliseum to Lamar here Saturday by a 81-72 score on senior day. Lamar clinched the regular season title with the win. “We played really well and our seniors gave everything they had. I’m really proud of their effort they are a great group that have been through a lot of ups and downs in their career,” said head coach Kacie Cryer.  McNeese (12-17,...More >>
    McNeese women’s basketball dropped its final regular season game and final game that will be played in Burton Coliseum to Lamar here Saturday by a 81-72 score on senior day. Lamar clinched the regular season title with the win. “We played really well and our seniors gave everything they had. I’m really proud of their effort they are a great group that have been through a lot of ups and downs in their career,” said head coach Kacie Cryer.  McNeese (12-17,...More >>
  • UTSA takes series with 5-2 win over McNeese on Saturday

    UTSA takes series with 5-2 win over McNeese on Saturday

    Saturday, March 3 2018 9:26 PM EST2018-03-04 02:26:22 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)
    McNeese pitching was on point for the second straight day, but also for the second consecutive outing, the bats were silent when needed the most as the Cowboys dropped a 5-2 decision to UTSA to lose the weekend series. McNeese (2-8) will look to win Sunday’s series finale while the Roadrunners (4-5) will be going for their first weekend sweep of the season. The Cowboys got a solid outing from starting pitcher Bryan King through two innings, but after the final out of the secon...More >>
    McNeese pitching was on point for the second straight day, but also for the second consecutive outing, the bats were silent when needed the most as the Cowboys dropped a 5-2 decision to UTSA to lose the weekend series. McNeese (2-8) will look to win Sunday’s series finale while the Roadrunners (4-5) will be going for their first weekend sweep of the season. The Cowboys got a solid outing from starting pitcher Bryan King through two innings, but after the final out of the secon...More >>
  • Waters, Sampson, lift LSU past Mississippi St., 78-57

    Waters, Sampson, lift LSU past Mississippi St., 78-57

    Saturday, March 3 2018 6:17 PM EST2018-03-03 23:17:43 GMT
    Tremont Waters (Source: WAFB)Tremont Waters (Source: WAFB)

    Tremont Waters scored 14 points and handed out 10 assists, and LSU closed out its regular season with a 78-57 victory over Mississippi State on Saturday.

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    Tremont Waters scored 14 points and handed out 10 assists, and LSU closed out its regular season with a 78-57 victory over Mississippi State on Saturday.

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  • Lake Arthur comes up short in the 2A state title game

    Lake Arthur comes up short in the 2A state title game

    Saturday, March 3 2018 3:59 PM EST2018-03-03 20:59:33 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)

    Six points separated Lake Arthur and the 2A state championship trophy on Saturday.  The Lady Tigers came out strong, leading by three heading into the second quarter. No. 1 North Caddo went on to outscore Lake Arthur in both the second and third period, giving the Lady Rebs an eleven point cushion heading into the fourth. In the fourth, Lake Arthur fought back to cut that lead to six, but couldn't get ahead.  Lake Arthur fell, 47-41.  Diamond Brister led the te...

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    Six points separated Lake Arthur and the 2A state championship trophy on Saturday.  The Lady Tigers came out strong, leading by three heading into the second quarter. No. 1 North Caddo went on to outscore Lake Arthur in both the second and third period, giving the Lady Rebs an eleven point cushion heading into the fourth. In the fourth, Lake Arthur fought back to cut that lead to six, but couldn't get ahead.  Lake Arthur fell, 47-41.  Diamond Brister led the te...

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  • Source: Saints met with Mayfield at NFL Combine

    Source: Saints met with Mayfield at NFL Combine

    (Source: FOX 8)(Source: FOX 8)
    NFLPA: Saints have $32.45 million in salary cap space (Source: FOX 8)NFLPA: Saints have $32.45 million in salary cap space (Source: FOX 8)

    The Saints had a formal interview with Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield at the NFL Combine in Indianapolis Friday night, a source told FOX 8 sports. 

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    The Saints had a formal interview with Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield at the NFL Combine in Indianapolis Friday night, a source told FOX 8 sports. 

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  • Report: Saints sign safety Kurt Coleman

    Report: Saints sign safety Kurt Coleman

    Kurt Coleman is a former Buckeye and Panther. Source: Nola.comKurt Coleman is a former Buckeye and Panther. Source: Nola.com

    The Saints have reportedly signed former Carolina Panthers safety Kurt Coleman, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter. The deal is reportedly for three years. Coleman joins the Saints as it appears safety Kenny Vaccaro is leaving. Reports surfaced earlier in the week that the Saints were not going to offer Vaccaro a contract. Coleman joins A.J. Klein and Ted Ginn, Jr. as former Panthers that signed with the Saints. In his three years in Carolina, Coleman had 11 interceptions. ...

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    The Saints have reportedly signed former Carolina Panthers safety Kurt Coleman, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter. The deal is reportedly for three years. Coleman joins the Saints as it appears safety Kenny Vaccaro is leaving. Reports surfaced earlier in the week that the Saints were not going to offer Vaccaro a contract. Coleman joins A.J. Klein and Ted Ginn, Jr. as f

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  • #SWLApreps boys’ basketball quarterfinal round playoff recap

    #SWLApreps boys’ basketball quarterfinal round playoff recap

    Saturday, March 3 2018 1:10 AM EST2018-03-03 06:10:45 GMT
    The quarterfinal round of the boys’ basketball playoffs is in the books. Out of 5 Southwest Louisiana teams in play, three are advancing to play at Burton Coliseum. Marsh Madness begins March 5. Hamilton Christian downed St. Martin's, 50-44 to reach Marsh Madness for the second straight season (the only other appearance in school history). In 2017, the Warriors were a senior-laden group, but this season HCS has only two upperclassmen starters. The third-seeded Wa...More >>
    The quarterfinal round of the boys’ basketball playoffs is in the books. Out of 5 Southwest Louisiana teams in play, three are advancing to play at Burton Coliseum. Marsh Madness begins March 5. Hamilton Christian downed St. Martin's, 50-44 to reach Marsh Madness for the second straight season (the only other appearance in school history). In 2017, the Warriors were a senior-laden group, but this season HCS has only two upperclassmen starters. The third-seeded Wa...More >>
  • Hess strikes out 13, LSU defeats Toledo

    Hess strikes out 13, LSU defeats Toldeo

    LSU defeated Toledo, 8-1 (Source: NOLA.com | Times-Picayune)LSU defeated Toledo, 8-1 (Source: NOLA.com | Times-Picayune)

    Any questions surrounding Zach Hess as a Friday starter were answered against Toledo. Hess was on fire and struck out 13 in route to an 8-1 win for the Tigers. Hess pitched seven innings and even struck three straight batters in the fourth inning. Offensively, Hunter Feduccia put the game away with a grand slam in the seventh inning. LSU will host Sacred Heart Saturday at Alex Box Stadium. Copyright 2018 WVUE. All rights reserved. 

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    Any questions surrounding Zach Hess as a Friday starter were answered against Toledo. Hess was on fire and struck out 13 in route to an 8-1 win for the Tigers. Hess pitched seven innings and even struck three straight batters in the fourth inning. Offensively, Hunter Feduccia put the game away with a grand slam in the seventh inning. LSU will host Sacred Heart Saturday at Alex Box Stadium. Copyright 2018 WVUE. All rights reserved. 

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  • Merryville falls to top seed Delhi in the 1A state title game

    Merryville falls to top seed Delhi in the 1A state title game

    Friday, March 2 2018 11:43 PM EST2018-03-03 04:43:45 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)

    No. 2 Merryville fell in the 1A state championship to No. 1 Delhi, 69-53 on Friday.  The Lady Panthers kept this one close, only trailing by four heading into the break. It was the third quarter that did Merryville in. Delhi came out of the locker room and put up 26 points to Merryville's 11, giving the Lady Bears a 19 point lead heading into the fourth quarter.  Merryville senior Andrea Cournoyer led the  Lady Panthers with 33 points.  The Lady Panthers fi...

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    No. 2 Merryville fell in the 1A state championship to No. 1 Delhi, 69-53 on Friday.  The Lady Panthers kept this one close, only trailing by four heading into the break. It was the third quarter that did Merryville in. Delhi came out of the locker room and put up 26 points to Merryville's 11, giving the Lady Bears a 19 point lead heading into the fourth quarter.  Merryville senior Andrea Cournoyer led the  Lady Panthers with 33 points.  The Lady Panthers fi...

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  • Derrius Guice runs impressive 4.49, 40-yd. dash at NFL Combine

    Derrius Guice runs impressive 4.49, 40-yd. dash at NFL Combine

    Derrius Guice is projected first or second round pick. Source: Mark LaGrangeDerrius Guice is projected first or second round pick. Source: Mark LaGrange
    Derrius Guice is projected first or second round pick. Source: Mark LaGrangeDerrius Guice is projected first or second round pick. Source: Mark LaGrange
    Former LSU running back Derrius Guice ran a 4.49, 40-yard dash at the NFL Combine Friday. The time was one of the top numbers for running backs. Guice did run an unimpressive 4.60 on his second attempt. For his sake, hopefully the 4.49 carries more weight. .@dhasickest 1st 40: 4.49 #NFLSU Watch live: @nflnetwork pic.twitter.com/NHeCVO4pWe — LSU Football (@LSUfootball) March 2, 2018 Guice is projected as a late first-round, or early second-round pick in the NFL Draft. The ...More >>
    Former LSU running back Derrius Guice ran a 4.49, 40-yard dash at the NFL Combine Friday. The time was one of the top numbers for running backs. Guice did run an unimpressive 4.60 on his second attempt. For his sake, hopefully the 4.49 carries more weight. .@dhasickest 1st 40: 4.49 #NFLSU Watch live: @nflnetwork pic.twitter.com/NHeCVO4pWe — LSU Football (@LSUfootball) March 2, 2018 Guice is projected as a late first-round, or early second-round pick in the NFL Draft. The ...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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  • Lake Arthur punches its ticket to the Class 2A title game with win over Rosepine

    Lake Arthur punches its ticket to the Class 2A title game with win over Rosepine

    Thursday, March 1 2018 7:59 PM EST2018-03-02 00:59:57 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)
    No. 2 seed Lake Arthur continued its strong season with a victory over the 14th-seeded Rosepine Lady Eagles in the girls' Class 2A semifinals on Thursday. The Lady Tigers advanced to the title game with a 62-41 win.  The Lady Tigers proved they were a better team early on as Lake Arthur jumped out to a 36-15 halftime lead. The Lady Tigers were led by Jamara Levy (21 points) and Alexis Hornsby, who put up a double-double with 22 points and 10 rebounds. Lake A...More >>
    No. 2 seed Lake Arthur continued its strong season with a victory over the 14th-seeded Rosepine Lady Eagles in the girls' Class 2A semifinals on Thursday. The Lady Tigers advanced to the title game with a 62-41 win.  The Lady Tigers proved they were a better team early on as Lake Arthur jumped out to a 36-15 halftime lead. The Lady Tigers were led by Jamara Levy (21 points) and Alexis Hornsby, who put up a double-double with 22 points and 10 rebounds. Lake A...More >>
  • Lady K's fall in Class 3A semifinals to Madison Prep, 57-44

    Lady K's fall in Class 3A semifinals to Madison Prep, 57-44

    Thursday, March 1 2018 12:48 AM EST2018-03-01 05:48:19 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)

    There will be no repeat. The top-seeded South Beauregard Lady K's fell in the Class 3A semifinals to No. 5 Madison Prep, 57-44 on Wednesday.  Despite most the contest being within one possession, South Beau never ended a quarter with the lead. Madison Prep led at halftime, 19-18. Last year's 3A title game MVP Ashlynn DeRouen, scored a team-high 21 points in her final game as a Lady K.  The Lady K's finished the season with a 30-7 record.

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    There will be no repeat. The top-seeded South Beauregard Lady K's fell in the Class 3A semifinals to No. 5 Madison Prep, 57-44 on Wednesday.  Despite most the contest being within one possession, South Beau never ended a quarter with the lead. Madison Prep led at halftime, 19-18. Last year's 3A title game MVP Ashlynn DeRouen, scored a team-high 21 points in her final game as a Lady K.  The Lady K's finished the season with a 30-7 record.

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  • McNeese clinches Southland Conference Tournament spot with win over Texas A&M-CC

    McNeese clinches Southland Conference Tournament spot with win over Texas A&M-CC

    Thursday, March 1 2018 12:20 AM EST2018-03-01 05:20:26 GMT
    (Source: McNeese)(Source: McNeese)
    (Source: McNeese)(Source: McNeese)
    McNeese women’s basketball did its part here Wednesday night in picking up a 70-64 win over Texas A&M-Corpus Christi to move one step closer to clinching a spot in next weeks Southland Conference Tournament then had to wait about 30 minutes to find out that New Orleans defeated Southeastern Louisiana that confirmed the Cowgirls would be in the eight team tournament field.  “It feels good to clinch a tournament spot but we knew we had to get this win first,”...More >>
    McNeese women’s basketball did its part here Wednesday night in picking up a 70-64 win over Texas A&M-Corpus Christi to move one step closer to clinching a spot in next weeks Southland Conference Tournament then had to wait about 30 minutes to find out that New Orleans defeated Southeastern Louisiana that confirmed the Cowgirls would be in the eight team tournament field.  “It feels good to clinch a tournament spot but we knew we had to get this win first,”...More >>
  • Flores throws shutout as McNeese downs ULM, 2-0

    Flores throws shutout as McNeese downs ULM, 2-0

    Thursday, March 1 2018 12:10 AM EST2018-03-01 05:10:36 GMT
    (Source: Brady Renard/KPLC)(Source: Brady Renard/KPLC)
    (Source: Brady Renard/KPLC)(Source: Brady Renard/KPLC)
    McNeese softball needed one swing of the bat from sophomore Brenique Wright and got a complete game shutout from sophomore Alexsandra Flores to pick up a 2-0 win over Louisiana-Monroe (8-5) here Wednesday night to extend its winning streak to nine games. “Flores (Alexsandra) pitched a gem tonight. She was aggressive in the zone and was able to produce some quick innings for us. Shortstop Hailey Drew and second baseman Carleigh Chaumont were busy tonight and were up for the chal...More >>
    McNeese softball needed one swing of the bat from sophomore Brenique Wright and got a complete game shutout from sophomore Alexsandra Flores to pick up a 2-0 win over Louisiana-Monroe (8-5) here Wednesday night to extend its winning streak to nine games. “Flores (Alexsandra) pitched a gem tonight. She was aggressive in the zone and was able to produce some quick innings for us. Shortstop Hailey Drew and second baseman Carleigh Chaumont were busy tonight and were up for the chal...More >>
  • McNeese's tourney hopes take a hit after road loss to Texas A&M-Corpus Christi

    McNeese's tourney hopes take a hit after road loss to Texas A&M-Corpus Christi

    Thursday, March 1 2018 12:07 AM EST2018-03-01 05:07:18 GMT
    (Source: McNeese)(Source: McNeese)
    (Source: McNeese)(Source: McNeese)
    The McNeese Cowboys were outrebounded 28 to 45 in a devastating 82-70 loss to Texas A&M – Corpus Christi on Wednesday night (Feb.28). League leading rebounder Quatarrius Wilson was allowed only one rebound and two points in McNeese’s loss to AMCC. Before tonight, Wilson was averaging 11.4 rebounds per game against conference opponents. In an attempt to make up the lack of coverage on the board, senior forward Stephen Ugochukwu stepped up, pulling down seven rebounds....More >>
    The McNeese Cowboys were outrebounded 28 to 45 in a devastating 82-70 loss to Texas A&M – Corpus Christi on Wednesday night (Feb.28). League leading rebounder Quatarrius Wilson was allowed only one rebound and two points in McNeese’s loss to AMCC. Before tonight, Wilson was averaging 11.4 rebounds per game against conference opponents. In an attempt to make up the lack of coverage on the board, senior forward Stephen Ugochukwu stepped up, pulling down seven rebounds....More >>
  • Southeastern baseball upsets LSU in dramatic outing

    Southeastern baseball upsets LSU in dramatic outing

    Source: Edwin Goode, FOX 8Source: Edwin Goode, FOX 8

    Before Southeastern hosted 16th-ranked LSU Wednesday, Lions coach Matt Riser told FOX 8, "It's not really hanging with them, it's beating them. We've got to finish some games off." 

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    Before Southeastern hosted 16th-ranked LSU Wednesday, Lions coach Matt Riser told FOX 8, "It's not really hanging with them, it's beating them. We've got to finish some games off." 

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  • Cowboys upset No. 21 Mississippi State at the Jeaux, 6-3

    Cowboys upset No. 21 Mississippi State at the Jeaux, 6-3

    Wednesday, February 28 2018 11:59 PM EST2018-03-01 04:59:34 GMT
    Cochran's home run in the 4th, broke a 2-2 tie. (Source: KPLC)Cochran's home run in the 4th, broke a 2-2 tie. (Source: KPLC)
    Cochran's home run in the 4th, broke a 2-2 tie. (Source: KPLC)Cochran's home run in the 4th, broke a 2-2 tie. (Source: KPLC)
    McNeese’s success against SEC baseball teams at Joe Miller Ballpark continued on Wednesday night when four pitchers combined to strike out 12 Mississippi State batters while getting home runs from Jake Cochran and Carson Maxwell to lead the Cowboys to a 6-3 win over the 21st-ranked Bulldogs. It’s the third win over a SEC team at home in the Justin Hill era. The Cowboys defeated Missouri back in 2014 at the start of the season, and downed sixth-rank LSU 5-4 last year. The...More >>
    McNeese’s success against SEC baseball teams at Joe Miller Ballpark continued on Wednesday night when four pitchers combined to strike out 12 Mississippi State batters while getting home runs from Jake Cochran and Carson Maxwell to lead the Cowboys to a 6-3 win over the 21st-ranked Bulldogs. It’s the third win over a SEC team at home in the Justin Hill era. The Cowboys defeated Missouri back in 2014 at the start of the season, and downed sixth-rank LSU 5-4 last year. The...More >>
  • Pelicans beat Spurs to extend win streak to 7

    Pelicans move on after postponement of game against Pacers.Pelicans move on after postponement of game against Pacers.

    Big shots lead to a big win for the New Orleans Pelicans Wednesday night in San Antonio.

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    Big shots lead to a big win for the New Orleans Pelicans Wednesday night in San Antonio.

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  • LSU rally comes up short in 83-74 loss to South Carolina in OT

    LSU rally comes up short in 83-74 loss to South Carolina in OT

    Wednesday, February 28 2018 9:29 PM EST2018-03-01 02:29:54 GMT
    Tremont Waters (Source: WAFB)Tremont Waters (Source: WAFB)
    Tremont Waters (Source: WAFB)Tremont Waters (Source: WAFB)

    The chance for a break even season in the SEC slipped away in overtime for LSU, as South Carolina held on for a 83-74 win in Columbia.

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    The chance for a break even season in the SEC slipped away in overtime for LSU, as South Carolina held on for a 83-74 win in Columbia.

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  • Rosepine coach no longer with team day before playoff game

    Rosepine coach no longer with team day before playoff game

    Wednesday, February 28 2018 7:03 PM EST2018-03-01 00:03:47 GMT
    Rosepine girls basketball coach Taylor Maricle has left the team one day before the Lady Eagles play Lake Arthur in the state playoffs. (Source: KPLC)Rosepine girls basketball coach Taylor Maricle has left the team one day before the Lady Eagles play Lake Arthur in the state playoffs. (Source: KPLC)
    Rosepine girls basketball coach Taylor Maricle has left the team one day before the Lady Eagles play Lake Arthur in the state playoffs. (Source: KPLC)Rosepine girls basketball coach Taylor Maricle has left the team one day before the Lady Eagles play Lake Arthur in the state playoffs. (Source: KPLC)

    Rosepine girls basketball coach Taylor Maricle is no longer with the team, one day before the Lady Eagles play in the semifinals of the Class 2A state playoffs, school officials confirm. Maricle acted as the team's head coach, although she is listed as an assistant coach on the Louisiana High School Athletic Association website. Maricle was a non-faculty assistant coach who also worked as a substitute teacher, Vernon Parish Schools assistant Superintendent Mike Kay and Rosepine Prin...

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    Rosepine girls basketball coach Taylor Maricle is no longer with the team, one day before the Lady Eagles play in the semifinals of the Class 2A state playoffs, school officials confirm. Maricle acted as the team's head coach, although she is listed as an assistant coach on the Louisiana High School Athletic Association website. Maricle was a non-faculty assistant coach who also worked as a substitute teacher, Vernon Parish Schools assistant Superintendent Mike Kay and Rosepine Prin...

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  • #SWLApreps boys’ basketball second round playoff recap

    #SWLApreps boys’ basketball second round playoff recap

    Wednesday, February 28 2018 12:07 AM EST2018-02-28 05:07:20 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)

    The second round of the boys’ basketball playoffs started Tuesday night. Out of 16 Southwest Louisiana teams in play, only four have advanced to the quarterfinal round so far. 

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    The second round of the boys’ basketball playoffs started Tuesday night. Out of 16 Southwest Louisiana teams in play, only four have advanced to the quarterfinal round so far. 

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  • Cournoyer scores 40 in Merryville's semifinal win over Jonesboro-Hodge

    Cournoyer scores 40 in Merryville's semifinal win over Jonesboro-Hodge

    Tuesday, February 27 2018 9:59 PM EST2018-02-28 02:59:42 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)

    The Merryville Lady Panthers have advanced to the 1A state title game for the second time in the past three years after defeating Jonesboro-Hodge on Tuesday, 80-49. Three lady panthers scored in double digits - Jania Williams with 15, Madisen Mahfouz recorded a double-double with 18 points and 15 rebounds and the UL-Lafayette commit, Andrea Cournoyer had 40 points.  Merryville will play top-seeded Delhi on Friday at 2 P.M. Copyright 2018 KPLC. All rights reserved.

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    The Merryville Lady Panthers have advanced to the 1A state title game for the second time in the past three years after defeating Jonesboro-Hodge on Tuesday, 80-49. Three lady panthers scored in double digits - Jania Williams with 15, Madisen Mahfouz recorded a double-double with 18 points and 15 rebounds and the UL-Lafayette commit, Andrea Cournoyer had 40 points.  Merryville will play top-seeded Delhi on Friday at 2 P.M. Copyright 2018 KPLC. All rights reserved.

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  • Goree, Ueckert combined to no-hit Texas State in 1-0 win

    Goree, Ueckert combined to no-hit Texas State in 1-0 win

    Sunday, February 25 2018 9:35 PM EST2018-02-26 02:35:24 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)
    SAN MARCOS, Texas – McNeese baseball picked up its first win in a historic fashion on Sunday in the series finale against Texas State. Freshman starting pitcher Adam Goree and junior transfer Cayne Ueckert combined to pitch a no-hitter and a 1-0 win over the Bobcats. It’s the first combined no-hitter in school history and the fifth no-no overall. The last one came in 2001 by Chris Howay against Sam Houston State. Goree started the game and threw the first two innings bef...More >>
    SAN MARCOS, Texas – McNeese baseball picked up its first win in a historic fashion on Sunday in the series finale against Texas State. Freshman starting pitcher Adam Goree and junior transfer Cayne Ueckert combined to pitch a no-hitter and a 1-0 win over the Bobcats. It’s the first combined no-hitter in school history and the fifth no-no overall. The last one came in 2001 by Chris Howay against Sam Houston State. Goree started the game and threw the first two innings bef...More >>
  • Saints, Pelicans owner Tom Benson remains in ICU

    Saints, Pelicans owner Tom Benson remains in ICU

    FOX 8 file photoFOX 8 file photo
    FOX 8 file photoFOX 8 file photo

    New Orleans Saints and New Orleans Pelicans owner Tom Benson remains hospitalized in the ICU at Ochsner Medical Center battling the flu.

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    New Orleans Saints and New Orleans Pelicans owner Tom Benson remains hospitalized in the ICU at Ochsner Medical Center battling the flu.

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  • Cowgirls Defeat Arkansas 6-5 In Comeback Fashion

    Cowgirls Defeat Arkansas 6-5 In Comeback Fashion

    Sunday, February 25 2018 3:35 PM EST2018-02-25 20:35:30 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)
    MADEIRA BEACH, Fla.—McNeese softball erased a 5-2 deficit in the fifth inning against Arkansas here Sunday at the Eastern Michigan Madeira Beach Invitational, scoring four runs in the bottom of the seventh to pull out a 6-5 win over the Razorbacks to complete tournament play undefeated at 5-0 and improved to 13-3 overall. Senior Carleigh Chaumont had herself a career day picking up three of the seven McNeese hits. Chaumont went 3 for 3 with three RBI. One of Chaumont’s hi...More >>
    MADEIRA BEACH, Fla.—McNeese softball erased a 5-2 deficit in the fifth inning against Arkansas here Sunday at the Eastern Michigan Madeira Beach Invitational, scoring four runs in the bottom of the seventh to pull out a 6-5 win over the Razorbacks to complete tournament play undefeated at 5-0 and improved to 13-3 overall. Senior Carleigh Chaumont had herself a career day picking up three of the seven McNeese hits. Chaumont went 3 for 3 with three RBI. One of Chaumont’s hi...More >>
  • McNeese Picks Up Two More Wins At Madeira Beach Inv. On Saturday

    McNeese Picks Up Two More Wins At Madeira Beach Inv. On Saturday

    Saturday, February 24 2018 11:03 PM EST2018-02-25 04:03:51 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)
    MADEIRA BEACH, Fla.—Madeira Beach has been a good place for McNeese softball this week as the Cowgirls picked up two more wins on Saturday at the Eastern Michigan Madeira Beach Invitational behind freshmen pitchers Amber Coons and Ashley Koncir to improve to 12-3 on the year and 4-0 in tournament play. The two wins also extended McNeese’s winning streak to seven games including wins over #9 Florida State and North Florida earlier in the week and a win over Southern Miss to...More >>
    MADEIRA BEACH, Fla.—Madeira Beach has been a good place for McNeese softball this week as the Cowgirls picked up two more wins on Saturday at the Eastern Michigan Madeira Beach Invitational behind freshmen pitchers Amber Coons and Ashley Koncir to improve to 12-3 on the year and 4-0 in tournament play. The two wins also extended McNeese’s winning streak to seven games including wins over #9 Florida State and North Florida earlier in the week and a win over Southern Miss to...More >>
  • Wilson records his 13th double-double in 88-79 win over HBU

    Wilson records his 13th double-double in 88-79 win over HBU

    Saturday, February 24 2018 9:21 PM EST2018-02-25 02:21:07 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)
    LAKE CHARLES – Quatarrius Wilson earned his thirteenth double-double in McNeese’s 88-79 win over Houston Baptist on Saturday. The Cowboys defeated the Huskies for the second time this season, sweeping HBU on the year. Wilson ran away with 13 points and 10 rebounds in the win, his 13th double-double is the most amongst the Southland Conference. The 13-rebounds pulled down by Wilson are good for his 15th game with more than ten, another SLC player high. The Cowbo...More >>
    LAKE CHARLES – Quatarrius Wilson earned his thirteenth double-double in McNeese’s 88-79 win over Houston Baptist on Saturday. The Cowboys defeated the Huskies for the second time this season, sweeping HBU on the year. Wilson ran away with 13 points and 10 rebounds in the win, his 13th double-double is the most amongst the Southland Conference. The 13-rebounds pulled down by Wilson are good for his 15th game with more than ten, another SLC player high. The Cowbo...More >>
  • Cowgirls fall in OT to HBU, 67-61

    Cowgirls fall in OT to HBU, 67-61

    Saturday, February 24 2018 8:15 PM EST2018-02-25 01:15:50 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)
    LAKE CHARLES—McNeese women’s basketball was outscored 15-9 in overtime here Saturday, falling 67-61 to Houston Baptist. McNeese 11-16 (7-9 SLC) suffered its fourth straight loss in a game where the Cowgirls were playing without Caitlin Davis, their leading scorer and Mercedes Rogers, their leading rebounder. Rogers has missed the last two games due to an injury and Davis was ruled out prior to Saturday’s game due to an illness.  Freshman Bre’Ashlee Jones...More >>
    LAKE CHARLES—McNeese women’s basketball was outscored 15-9 in overtime here Saturday, falling 67-61 to Houston Baptist. McNeese 11-16 (7-9 SLC) suffered its fourth straight loss in a game where the Cowgirls were playing without Caitlin Davis, their leading scorer and Mercedes Rogers, their leading rebounder. Rogers has missed the last two games due to an injury and Davis was ruled out prior to Saturday’s game due to an illness.  Freshman Bre’Ashlee Jones...More >>
  • 'Hold That Tiger!' LSU welcomes 2018 early signees

    'Hold That Tiger!' LSU welcomes 2018 early signees

    With Wednesday's National Signing Day, Coach Ed Orgeron and the LSU Tigers have added some talent to its roster.  

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    With Wednesday's National Signing Day, Coach Ed Orgeron and the LSU Tigers have added some talent to its roster.  

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  • Former LSU football stars Fournette, Mathieu exchange jerseys after NFL match up

    Former LSU football stars Fournette, Mathieu exchange jerseys after NFL match up

    Former LSU Tigers who wore the legendary No. 7, Leonard Fournette and Tyrann Mathieu, exchanged jerseys after their first NFL face off. (Source: Twitter/AZCardinals)Former LSU Tigers who wore the legendary No. 7, Leonard Fournette and Tyrann Mathieu, exchanged jerseys after their first NFL face off. (Source: Twitter/AZCardinals)

    Two former LSU football stars who wore the legendary No. 7 exchanged jerseys after their first pro football faceoff.

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    Two former LSU football stars who wore the legendary No. 7 exchanged jerseys after their first pro football faceoff.

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  • LSU drops to No. 25 in AP Poll

    LSU drops to No. 25 in AP Poll

    Monday, September 18 2017 6:22 AM EDT2017-09-18 10:22:15 GMT
    Source: WAFBSource: WAFB

    The Tigers have dropped from No. 12 to No. 25 in The Associated Press college football poll after losing to the Mississippi State Bulldogs 37-7 Saturday night in Starkville, Miss.

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    The Tigers have dropped from No. 12 to No. 25 in The Associated Press college football poll after losing to the Mississippi State Bulldogs 37-7 Saturday night in Starkville, Miss.

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  • Former LSU star Leonard Fournette to donate $50,000 to Harvey victims

    Former LSU star Leonard Fournette to donate $50,000 to Harvey victims

    Wednesday, August 30 2017 4:50 PM EDT2017-08-30 20:50:29 GMT
    Leonard Fournette (Source: WAFB)Leonard Fournette (Source: WAFB)

    NFL rookie and former LSU running back Leonard Fournette went on social media to announce he will be making a donation to the victims of Tropical Storm Harvey. In a tweet post Wednesday afternoon, Fournette said he would donate $50,000 to victims of the storm in Houston. Fournette, who is a native of New Orleans, said he knows how the victims feel in a time like this having gone through Hurricane Katrina in 2005. "Y'all are in my prayers, we went throu...

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    NFL rookie and former LSU running back Leonard Fournette went on social media to announce he will be making a donation to the victims of Tropical Storm Harvey. In a tweet post Wednesday afternoon, Fournette said he would donate $50,000 to victims of the storm in Houston. Fournette, who is a native of New Orleans, said he knows how the victims feel in a time like this having gone through Hurricane Katrina in 2005. "Y'all are in my prayers, we went throu...

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  • Pelicans fly past Lakers at home, head into All-Star break on three-game winning streak

    Source: Brett Duke, NOLA.com | The Times-PicayuneSource: Brett Duke, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune

    Try as the Lakers might, but they couldn't stop Anthony Davis Wednesday night. His 41 points and 15 rebounds paced the New Orleans Pelicans to a 139-117 win over the Los Angeles Lakers at home.

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    Try as the Lakers might, but they couldn't stop Anthony Davis Wednesday night. His 41 points and 15 rebounds paced the New Orleans Pelicans to a 139-117 win over the Los Angeles Lakers at home.

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  • LSU falls 80-65 to Alabama

    LSU falls 80-65 to Alabama

    Wednesday, February 14 2018 6:51 AM EST2018-02-14 11:51:10 GMT

    The LSU men’s basketball team could not find the answers to sustain a drive that got them back to within one point of the Alabama Crimson Tide early in the second half before Alabama was able to put together an 80-65 decision Tuesday night here at Coleman Coliseum.

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    The LSU men’s basketball team could not find the answers to sustain a drive that got them back to within one point of the Alabama Crimson Tide early in the second half before Alabama was able to put together an 80-65 decision Tuesday night here at Coleman Coliseum.

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  • LSU baseball picked to finish 4th in the West

    LSU baseball picked to finish 4th in the West

    LSU has been picked to finish fourth in the West and the Florida Gators are the popular pick to win the 2018 SEC baseball championship as voted by the league’s head coaches.

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    LSU has been picked to finish fourth in the West and the Florida Gators are the popular pick to win the 2018 SEC baseball championship as voted by the league’s head coaches.

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  • Pelicans-Pacers game postponed due to leak in Smoothie King Center roof

    Pelicans-Pacers game postponed due to leak in Smoothie King Center roof

    Source: NOLA.com | The Times-PicayuneSource: NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune

    The start to Wednesday night's Pelicans home game against the Indiana Pacers has been delayed due to a leak in the roof of the Smoothie King Center, according to the Smoothie King Center Twitter account. 

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    The start to Wednesday night's Pelicans home game against the Indiana Pacers has been delayed due to a leak in the roof of the Smoothie King Center, according to the Smoothie King Center Twitter account. 

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  • Ja'Marr Chase goes in-depth on why he picked LSU

    Ja'Marr Chase goes in-depth on why he picked LSU

    Ja'Marr Chase picked LSU over Auburn. Source: Nola.comJa'Marr Chase picked LSU over Auburn. Source: Nola.com
    LSU picked up one of the top receivers in the country when Ja'Marr Chase signed with the Tigers on National Signing Day. Chase picked LSU over Auburn. Chase told FOX 8 Sports in our sitdown interview he went to sleep with Auburn on his mind, but woke up and decided on LSU. Being close to home with family also weighed heavily in the decision. Also, a lack of workhouse running back means a lot more passing in 2018 for the Tigers. Myles Brennan is the presumed starter at quarterba...More >>
    LSU picked up one of the top receivers in the country when Ja'Marr Chase signed with the Tigers on National Signing Day. Chase picked LSU over Auburn. Chase told FOX 8 Sports in our sitdown interview he went to sleep with Auburn on his mind, but woke up and decided on LSU. Being close to home with family also weighed heavily in the decision. Also, a lack of workhouse running back means a lot more passing in 2018 for the Tigers. Myles Brennan is the presumed starter at quarterba...More >>
  • LSU lands 5-star receiver Ja'Marr Chase

    LSU lands 5-star receiver Ja'Marr Chase

    Ja'Marr Chase picked LSU over Auburn. Source: Nola.comJa'Marr Chase picked LSU over Auburn. Source: Nola.com

    LSU picked up one of the top receivers in the country when Ja'Marr Chase signed with the Tigers on National Signing Day. Chase picked LSU over Auburn. Chase told FOX 8 Sports he went to sleep with Auburn on his mind, but woke up and decided on LSU. Being close to home with family also weighed heavy in the decision. Chase verbally committed to Kansas, then decommitted. Verbally committed to Florida, but decommitted after the head coach got fired.

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    LSU picked up one of the top receivers in the country when Ja'Marr Chase signed with the Tigers on National Signing Day. Chase picked LSU over Auburn. Chase told FOX 8 Sports he went to sleep with Auburn on his mind, but woke up and decided on LSU. Being close to home with family also weighed heavy in the decision. Chase verbally committed to Kansas, then decommitted. Verbally committed to Florida, but decommitted after the head coach got fired.

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  • LSU hoping to finish NSD with a bang

    LSU hoping to finish NSD with a bang

    Wednesday, February 7 2018 4:32 AM EST2018-02-07 09:32:08 GMT

    It's National Signing Day and LSU has four scholarships to fill and a chance to finish the day with an excellent recruiting class.

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    It's National Signing Day and LSU has four scholarships to fill and a chance to finish the day with an excellent recruiting class.

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  • High percentages on 3-pointers and free throws push LSU over Arkansas

    High percentages on 3-pointers and free throws push LSU over Arkansas

    Saturday, February 3 2018 8:29 PM EST2018-02-04 01:29:59 GMT

    LSU still showed that it is a team that can get dominated down low, as Arkansas outscored the Tigers 48-24 in the paint, but LSU was able to shoot its way to a victory 94-86 Saturday.

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    LSU still showed that it is a team that can get dominated down low, as Arkansas outscored the Tigers 48-24 in the paint, but LSU was able to shoot its way to a victory 94-86 Saturday.

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  • Kardell Thomas is '110% TIGERS,' shuts down recruiting process

    Kardell Thomas is '110% TIGERS,' shuts down recruiting process

    Wednesday, January 31 2018 4:57 AM EST2018-01-31 09:57:36 GMT

    LSU head coach Ed Orgeron got some great news Monday night when five-star offensive lineman Kardell Thomas shut down his recruiting process.

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    LSU head coach Ed Orgeron got some great news Monday night when five-star offensive lineman Kardell Thomas shut down his recruiting process.

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  • Frank Scelfo named head football coach at Southeastern

    Frank Scelfo named head football coach at Southeastern

    Frank Scelfo has been named Southeastern University's new head football coach.

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    Frank Scelfo has been named Southeastern University's new head football coach.

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  • 1 LSU basketball player off the team, another done for season, 2 others face 1-game suspensions

    1 LSU basketball player off the team, another done for season, 2 others face 1-game suspensions

    Tuesday, January 30 2018 5:07 AM EST2018-01-30 10:07:14 GMT

    LSU head coach Will Wade announced Monday that freshman guard Galen Alexander is off the team permanently for violating team rules.

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    LSU head coach Will Wade announced Monday that freshman guard Galen Alexander is off the team permanently for violating team rules.

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  • LSU baseball head coach Paul Mainieri previews the 2018 Tigers

    LSU baseball head coach Paul Mainieri previews the 2018 Tigers

    Friday, January 26 2018 3:18 PM EST2018-01-26 20:18:57 GMT

    LSU baseball head coach Paul Mainieri will preview the 2018 Tigers around noon Friday at Champion’s Club in Alex Box Stadium. We will stream the news conference live when it begins. 

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    LSU baseball head coach Paul Mainieri will preview the 2018 Tigers around noon Friday at Champion’s Club in Alex Box Stadium. We will stream the news conference live when it begins. 

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  • LSU adds another 5-star recruit to highly ranked basketball class

    LSU adds another 5-star recruit to highly ranked basketball class

    The Tigers newest commitment is Emmitt Williams, a five-star power forward from Lehigh Acres, FL. 

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    The Tigers newest commitment is Emmitt Williams, a five-star power forward from Lehigh Acres, FL. 

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  • LSU WR DJ Chark impresses scouts on final day of Senior Bowl practice

    LSU WR DJ Chark impresses scouts on final day of Senior Bowl practice

    Friday, January 26 2018 9:00 AM EST2018-01-26 14:00:57 GMT

    LSU's DJ Chark made a nice impression on the scouts for what they call a week-long job interview for pro football, as the last day of practice at the Senior Bowl wrapped up.

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    LSU's DJ Chark made a nice impression on the scouts for what they call a week-long job interview for pro football, as the last day of practice at the Senior Bowl wrapped up.

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  • John's riverboat proposal gains approval

    John's riverboat proposal gains approval

    Wednesday, April 25 2018 9:49 AM EDT2018-04-25 13:49:44 GMT
    Louisiana Legislature (Source: KPLC)Louisiana Legislature (Source: KPLC)
    Louisiana Legislature (Source: KPLC)Louisiana Legislature (Source: KPLC)
    Louisiana's senators have agreed to allow the state's riverboat casinos to move on land. The Senate voted 22-14 Tuesday for the proposal by Sen. Ronnie Johns, a Lake Charles Republican. The measure would allow Louisiana's 15 riverboat casinos to conduct gambling activities within 1,200 feet on land from where the riverboat is berthed and remove the requirement the riverboats have an operable paddlewheel. It also would redefine the limits on gambling space.More >>
    Louisiana's senators have agreed to allow the state's riverboat casinos to move on land. The Senate voted 22-14 Tuesday for the proposal by Sen. Ronnie Johns, a Lake Charles Republican. The measure would allow Louisiana's 15 riverboat casinos to conduct gambling activities within 1,200 feet on land from where the riverboat is berthed and remove the requirement the riverboats have an operable paddlewheel. It also would redefine the limits on gambling space.More >>
  • Dreams Come True helps children with life-threatening illnesses.

    Dreams Come True helps children with life-threatening illnesses.

    Wednesday, April 25 2018 9:10 AM EDT2018-04-25 13:10:08 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)

    Dreams Come True is a nonprofit that was founded to help provide dreams to children facing life-threatening illnesses. Their mission is to restore the beauty found in the dreams of children by providing happiness, support, and encouragement to children and their families. Founded in 1982 in Denham Springs, Louisiana, Dreams Come True is a mostly volunteer-based organization. They are now able to grant around 50 to 60 wishes every year throughout the state. If you would like to lea...

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    Dreams Come True is a nonprofit that was founded to help provide dreams to children facing life-threatening illnesses. Their mission is to restore the beauty found in the dreams of children by providing happiness, support, and encouragement to children and their families. Founded in 1982 in Denham Springs, Louisiana, Dreams Come True is a mostly volunteer-based organization. They are now able to grant around 50 to 60 wishes every year throughout the state. If you would like to lea...

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  • TEEN REPORT: Jump Start program helps students get jobs after graduating

    TEEN REPORT: Jump Start program helps students get jobs after graduating

    Wednesday, April 25 2018 8:59 AM EDT2018-04-25 12:59:22 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)

    When you think of a typical school day, you may think of only books, writing, and tests, but, Tanner Simon's day as a senior at Sulphur High is not one that you would expect. He is earning credentials and valuable experience at school thanks to the Jump Start program. Jump Start director Tony McCardle believes this is an exciting opportunity for students. He says, "Business and industry are always contacting our department and looking to hire these students and they have alread...

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    When you think of a typical school day, you may think of only books, writing, and tests, but, Tanner Simon's day as a senior at Sulphur High is not one that you would expect. He is earning credentials and valuable experience at school thanks to the Jump Start program. Jump Start director Tony McCardle believes this is an exciting opportunity for students. He says, "Business and industry are always contacting our department and looking to hire these students and they have alread...

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