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  • NBA great Ray Allen talks about being 'clutch,' new book

    NBA great Ray Allen talks about being 'clutch,' new book

    Tuesday, April 24 2018 1:10 PM EDT2018-04-24 17:10:39 GMT
    Wednesday, April 25 2018 12:33 AM EDT2018-04-25 04:33:56 GMT
    (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File). FILE - In this April 27, 2017, file photo, fans cheer after Texas A&M's Myles Garrett was selected with the number one overall pick by the Cleveland Browns during the first round of the 2017 NFL football draft, in Phi...(AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File). FILE - In this April 27, 2017, file photo, fans cheer after Texas A&M's Myles Garrett was selected with the number one overall pick by the Cleveland Browns during the first round of the 2017 NFL football draft, in Phi...
    Ray Allen tells "AP Sports Weekly" podcast why certain players want the ball more when the big game is on the line.More >>
    Ray Allen tells "AP Sports Weekly" podcast why certain players want the ball more when the big game is on the line.More >>
  • Schwarber hits 2 HRs as Cubs beat Indians in Series rematch

    Schwarber hits 2 HRs as Cubs beat Indians in Series rematch

    Tuesday, April 24 2018 9:47 PM EDT2018-04-25 01:47:50 GMT
    Wednesday, April 25 2018 12:33 AM EDT2018-04-25 04:33:53 GMT
    (AP Photo/Tony Dejak). Chicago Cubs' Kyle Schwarber, right, is congratulated by Jason Heyward after Schwarber hit a solo home run off Cleveland Indians starting pitcher Josh Tomlin in the second inning of a baseball game, Tuesday, April 24, 2018, in Cl...(AP Photo/Tony Dejak). Chicago Cubs' Kyle Schwarber, right, is congratulated by Jason Heyward after Schwarber hit a solo home run off Cleveland Indians starting pitcher Josh Tomlin in the second inning of a baseball game, Tuesday, April 24, 2018, in Cl...
    Kyle Schwarber hit two of Chicago's four solo home runs and the Cubs defeated the Cleveland Indians 10-3 in the first meeting between the teams since their classic 2016 World Series.More >>
    Kyle Schwarber hit two of Chicago's four solo home runs and the Cubs defeated the Cleveland Indians 10-3 in the first meeting between the teams since their classic 2016 World Series.More >>
  • Horford, Smart lift Celtics over Bucks 92-87 for 3-2 lead

    Horford, Smart lift Celtics over Bucks 92-87 for 3-2 lead

    Tuesday, April 24 2018 10:29 PM EDT2018-04-25 02:29:20 GMT
    Wednesday, April 25 2018 12:33 AM EDT2018-04-25 04:33:43 GMT
    (AP Photo/Charles Krupa). Boston Celtics guard Marcus Smart, left, blocks a shot by Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo during the first quarter of Game 5 of an NBA basketball first-round playoff series in Boston, Tuesday, April 24, 2018.(AP Photo/Charles Krupa). Boston Celtics guard Marcus Smart, left, blocks a shot by Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo during the first quarter of Game 5 of an NBA basketball first-round playoff series in Boston, Tuesday, April 24, 2018.
    Al Horford had 22 points and 14 rebounds, Marcus Smart made an impact in his first game since mid-March and the Boston Celtics beat the Milwaukee Bucks 92-87 for a 3-2 lead in their first-round playoff series.More >>
    Al Horford had 22 points and 14 rebounds, Marcus Smart made an impact in his first game since mid-March and the Boston Celtics beat the Milwaukee Bucks 92-87 for a 3-2 lead in their first-round playoff series.More >>
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  • 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 >>
  • South Beauregard slams Port Barre, 12-0

    South Beauregard slams Port Barre, 12-0

    Golden Knights advance to face No. 11 North Webster.

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    Golden Knights advance to face No. 11 North Webster.

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  • Iowa buzzes past Mamou, 9-1

    Iowa buzzes past Mamou, 9-1

    Iowa advances to face No. 7 Jena.

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    Iowa advances to face No. 7 Jena.

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  • Courtney dominate as DeRidder shuts out Plaquemine, 4-0

    Courtney dominate as DeRidder shuts out Plaquemine, 4-0

    Dragons advance to face No. 14 Neville.

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    Dragons advance to face No. 14 Neville.

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  • Stutes hits walk-off as Sulphur downs Airline, 6-5

    Stutes hits walk-off as Sulphur downs Airline, 6-5

    Tors advance to face No. 22 Covington.

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    Tors advance to face No. 22 Covington.

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  • 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 >>
  • Astros win 6th straight, outscore White Sox 27-2 in sweep

    Astros win 6th straight, outscore White Sox 27-2 in sweep

    Sunday, April 22 2018 6:09 PM EDT2018-04-22 22:09:48 GMT
    Jose Altuve hit a go-ahead single in a five-run seventh inning, and the Houston Astros stretched their winning streak to six with a 7-1 win over the Chicago White Sox on Sunday.More >>
    Jose Altuve hit a go-ahead single in a five-run seventh inning, and the Houston Astros stretched their winning streak to six with a 7-1 win over the Chicago White Sox on Sunday.More >>
  • LSU baseball falls in Game 3 at South Carolina, 8-6

    LSU baseball falls in Game 3 at South Carolina, 8-6

    Sunday, April 22 2018 5:54 PM EDT2018-04-22 21:54:26 GMT
    Source: Kelly McDuffSource: Kelly McDuff
    Source: Kelly McDuffSource: Kelly McDuff

    South Carolina shortstop LT Tolbert lined a two-run single in the bottom of eighth inning Sunday to complete a comeback from a 6-0 deficit

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    South Carolina shortstop LT Tolbert lined a two-run single in the bottom of eighth inning Sunday to complete a comeback from a 6-0 deficit

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  • SLIDESHOW: Purple edges White in LSU National L Club Spring Game

    SLIDESHOW: Purple edges White in LSU National L Club Spring Game

    Sunday, April 22 2018 11:07 AM EDT2018-04-22 15:07:00 GMT
    Purple edged out White to win the 2018 Spring Game (Source: WAFB)Purple edged out White to win the 2018 Spring Game (Source: WAFB)

    The Purple team stopped a two-point conversion in the waning seconds Saturday evening in the 2018 National L Club LSU Spring Game.

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    The Purple team stopped a two-point conversion in the waning seconds Saturday evening in the 2018 National L Club LSU Spring Game.

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  • Reddick's 2 homers lead Astros to another rout of White Sox

    Reddick's 2 homers lead Astros to another rout of White Sox

    Saturday, April 21 2018 10:57 PM EDT2018-04-22 02:57:01 GMT
    Josh Reddick hit a grand slam and solo homer, and the Houston Astros pounded the reeling Chicago White Sox 10-1 on Saturday night for their fifth straight win.More >>
    Josh Reddick hit a grand slam and solo homer, and the Houston Astros pounded the reeling Chicago White Sox 10-1 on Saturday night for their fifth straight win.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 >>
  • Pelicans sweep Blazers; franchise wins first playoff series in 10 years

    Pelicans sweep Blazers; franchise wins first playoff series in 10 years

    The Pelicans registered their first playoff series victory since 2008. Source: Nola.comThe Pelicans registered their first playoff series victory since 2008. Source: Nola.com

    For the first time since 2008, the Pelicans registered a playoff series victory, sweeping Portland in the Smoothie King Center. The Pelicans 131-123 triumph, delivered New Orleans a 4-0 series win. The 131 points scored by the Pels is a playoff franchise record. Ten years ago, the then Hornets defeated the Mavericks in five games. The 2008 squad lost in the Western Conference semi-finals to the San Antonio Spurs Anthony Davis racked up a game-high 47 points in the contest, a Pelican...

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    For the first time since 2008, the Pelicans registered a playoff series victory, sweeping Portland in the Smoothie King Center. The Pelicans 131-123 triumph, delivered New Orleans a 4-0 series win. The 131 points scored by the Pels is a playoff franchise record. Ten years ago, the then Hornets defeated the Mavericks in five games. The 2008 squad lost in the Western Conference semi-finals to the San Antonio Spurs Anthony Davis racked up a game-high 47 points in the contest, a Pelican...

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  • LSU Baseball falls in game two, 11-4

    LSU Baseball falls in game two, 11-4

    Saturday, April 21 2018 7:38 PM EDT2018-04-21 23:38:51 GMT
    Nick Coomes hits a three-run home run in Saturday's 11-4 loss (Source: Gus Stark)Nick Coomes hits a three-run home run in Saturday's 11-4 loss (Source: Gus Stark)

    The LSU baseball team fell to the South Carolina Gamecocks by a score of 11-4

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    The LSU baseball team fell to the South Carolina Gamecocks by a score of 11-4

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  • 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 >>
  • Verlander, Correa, Astros romp; Chisox pitcher passes out

    Verlander, Correa, Astros romp; Chisox pitcher passes out

    Justin Verlander pitched six sparkling innings, Carlos Correa homered twice and the Houston Astros pounded the Chicago White Sox 10-0 on Friday night.More >>
    Justin Verlander pitched six sparkling innings, Carlos Correa homered twice and the Houston Astros pounded the Chicago White Sox 10-0 on Friday night.More >>
  • LSU shuts out Texas A&M in Game 1

    LSU shuts out Texas A&M in Game 1

    Friday, April 20 2018 11:29 PM EDT2018-04-21 03:29:54 GMT
    Source: WAFBSource: WAFB

    The No. 15 ranked LSU softball team shut out the No. 9 ranked Texas A&M Aggies, 2-0 Friday night in Tiger Park. With the win, LSU improves to 34-10 on the year and 8-7 in conference play, while Texas A&M falls to 36-11 and 9-7 in the SEC.

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    The No. 15 ranked LSU softball team shut out the No. 9 ranked Texas A&M Aggies, 2-0 Friday night in Tiger Park. With the win, LSU improves to 34-10 on the year and 8-7 in conference play, while Texas A&M falls to 36-11 and 9-7 in the SEC.

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  • South Carolina shocks LSU in 11-0 shutout loss for Tigers

    South Carolina shocks LSU in 11-0 shutout loss for Tigers

    Friday, April 20 2018 10:21 PM EDT2018-04-21 02:21:49 GMT
    Paul Mainieri (Source: WAFB)Paul Mainieri (Source: WAFB)
    Paul Mainieri (Source: WAFB)Paul Mainieri (Source: WAFB)

    LSU suffered a second straight damaging road loss Friday night as Zack Hess and the Tigers fell 11-0 in Game 1 to the Gamecocks.

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    LSU suffered a second straight damaging road loss Friday night as Zack Hess and the Tigers fell 11-0 in Game 1 to the Gamecocks.

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  • 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 >>
  • Kinder clinches a share of the district after win over Lake Arthur

    Kinder clinches a share of the district after win over Lake Arthur

    Kinder clinches a share of the district after win over Lake Arthur.

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  • 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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  • LSU takes early lead, loses it, rallies, then falls 10-9 to Tulane on the road

    LSU takes early lead, loses it, rallies, then falls 10-9 to Tulane on the road

    Wednesday, April 18 2018 11:29 PM EDT2018-04-19 03:29:24 GMT
    LSU vs Tulane on April 18, 2018 (Source: WAFB)LSU vs Tulane on April 18, 2018 (Source: WAFB)

    Tulane pinch hitter Luke Glancy drew a bases-loaded walk from Matthew Beck for the winning run in the bottom of the ninth, and LSU's road record dipped to 2-7 as the Tigers blew a 9-7 in the final frame and fell to the Green Wave 10-9 Wednesday night at Turchin Stadium in New Orleans.

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    Tulane pinch hitter Luke Glancy drew a bases-loaded walk from Matthew Beck for the winning run in the bottom of the ninth, and LSU's road record dipped to 2-7 as the Tigers blew a 9-7 in the final frame and fell to the Green Wave 10-9 Wednesday night at Turchin Stadium in New Orleans.

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  • Barbe pulls past rival Sulphur in playoff opener, 11-6

    Barbe pulls past rival Sulphur in playoff opener, 11-6

    Barbe advances to face top-seeded Ouachita.

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    Barbe advances to face top-seeded Ouachita.

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  • Westlake swings past Patterson in opening round, 8-0

    Westlake swings past Patterson in opening round, 8-0

    The Lady Rams advance to face No. 4 North Vermilion.
     

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    The Lady Rams advance to face No. 4 North Vermilion.
     

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  • Sam Houston softball run-rules Zachary to open playoff run

    Sam Houston softball run-rules Zachary to open playoff run

    Lady Broncos advance to face No. 14 Ponchatoula.
     

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    Lady Broncos advance to face No. 14 Ponchatoula.
     

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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 >>
  • Barbe wins share of district title with 4-3 victory over Acadiana

    Barbe wins share of district title with 4-3 victory over Acadiana

    Bucs are co-champions of district 3-5A, splitting the title with Sam Houston and Sulphur.

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    Bucs are co-champions of district 3-5A, splitting the title with Sam Houston and Sulphur.

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  • 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 >>
  • Sam Houston shares district title with Sulphur after 5-1 win over the Tors

    Sam Houston shares district title with Sulphur after 5-1 win over the Tors

    The Broncos and Golden Tors are co-champions of district 3-5A. The winner of Acadiana-Barbe will also be a co-district champion.

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    The Broncos and Golden Tors are co-champions of district 3-5A. The winner of Acadiana-Barbe will also be a co-district champion.

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  • 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 >>
  • Gartman throws three-inning perfect game in Kinder's 17-0 win over Lakeview

    Gartman throws three-inning perfect game in Kinder's 17-0 win over Lakeview

    Sarah Gartman would throw 34 pitches to pick up all 9 strikeouts.

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    Sarah Gartman would throw 34 pitches to pick up all 9 strikeouts.

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  • Gaskin's homers lead the way for St. Louis' undefeated district season

    Gaskin's homers lead the way for St. Louis' undefeated district season

    Saints would down Westlake, 22-10 to cap off the district title.

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    Saints would down Westlake, 22-10 to cap off the district title.

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  • 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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  • Sam Houston holds off Barbe, 9-3

    Sam Houston holds off Barbe, 9-3

    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)
  • St. Louis shuts out Westlake, 5-0

    St. Louis shuts out Westlake, 5-0

    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)
  • 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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  • McNeese coach Heath Schroyer discussing changing the culture with his 2018 signing class

    McNeese coach Heath Schroyer discussing changing the culture with his 2018 signing class

    McNeese first-year basketball head coach Heath Schroyer signed five players on the first day of national signing day.

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    McNeese first-year basketball head coach Heath Schroyer signed five players on the first day of national signing day.

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  • Gauthier homers twice as Barbe hands Grace Christian its first loss of the season

    Gauthier homers twice as Barbe hands Grace Christian its first loss of the season

    The Bucs used some big swings to down their Class B foe, 11-2.

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    The Bucs used some big swings to down their Class B foe, 11-2.

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  • St. Edmund's Ardoin dominant in 10-0 win over Grand Lake

    St. Edmund's Ardoin dominant in 10-0 win over Grand Lake

    Hornets and Blue Jays are now tied in district play with four games remaining.

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    Hornets and Blue Jays are now tied in district play with four games remaining.

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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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  • Menard wins 200 as DeRidder downs Westlake

    Menard wins 200 as DeRidder downs Westlake

    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)

    Menard wins 200 as DeRidder shuts out Westlake, 4-0.

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    Menard wins 200 as DeRidder shuts out Westlake, 4-0.

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  • Kinder downs Welsh in high-scoring affair, 13-8

    Kinder downs Welsh in high-scoring affair, 13-8

    Jackets scored five runs in the fifth and sixth inning to win.

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    Jackets scored five runs in the fifth and sixth inning to win.

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  • Sulphur softball shuts out Leesville, 7-0

    Sulphur softball shuts out Leesville, 7-0

    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)

    Sulphur softball shuts out Leesville, 7-0.

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    Sulphur softball shuts out Leesville, 7-0.

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  • Sam Houston beats DeRidder, 6-0

    Sam Houston beats DeRidder, 6-0

    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)

    Lady Broncos beat lady dragons, 6-0.

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    Lady Broncos beat lady dragons, 6-0.

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  • Sulphur snaps four-game losing streak with win over Lafayette

    Sulphur snaps four-game losing streak with win over Lafayette

    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)

    Sulphur shuts out Lafayette, 10-0.

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    Sulphur shuts out Lafayette, 10-0.

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  • Barbe stays tied atop district with 5-2 win over New Iberia

    Barbe stays tied atop district with 5-2 win over New Iberia

    Barbe remains tied with Sulphur and Acadiana for the district lead.

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    Barbe remains tied with Sulphur and Acadiana for the district lead.

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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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  • Odorizzi gets first Minnesota win, Twins top Astros 4-1

    Odorizzi gets first Minnesota win, Twins top Astros 4-1

    Tuesday, April 10 2018 11:58 PM EDT2018-04-11 03:58:12 GMT
    Jake Odorizzi grinded through six innings for his first win with Minnesota, leadoff man Brian Dozier walked a career-high four times and the Twins beat the Houston Astros 4-1 on Tuesday night.More >>
    Jake Odorizzi grinded through six innings for his first win with Minnesota, leadoff man Brian Dozier walked a career-high four times and the Twins beat the Houston Astros 4-1 on Tuesday night.More >>
  • 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 >>
  • Barbe holds off Sulphur, 6-1

    Barbe holds off Sulphur, 6-1

    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)

    Barbe holds off Sulphur, 6-1

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    Barbe holds off Sulphur, 6-1

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  • 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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  • Sam Houston shuts out LaGrange, 10-0

    Sam Houston shuts out LaGrange, 10-0

    Sam Houston is now tied for the district lead.

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    Sam Houston is now tied for the district lead.

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  • Broussard hits walk-off single as South Beauregard rallies past Iowa

    Broussard hits walk-off single as South Beauregard rallies past Iowa

    The Golden Knights scored two runs in the seventh to win, 2-1.

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    The Golden Knights scored two runs in the seventh to win, 2-1.

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  • Sam Houston remains unbeaten in district with 10-4 win over Barbe

    Sam Houston remains unbeaten in district with 10-4 win over Barbe

    Lady Broncos are off to a 13-0 start to district play.

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    Lady Broncos are off to a 13-0 start to district play.

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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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  • Young, Gary lead Vinton past DeQuincy to take control of district race

    Young, Gary lead Vinton past DeQuincy to take control of district race

    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)

    Gary knocked in four runs and Young pitched a complete game as the Lions beat the Tigers, 5-3.

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    Gary knocked in four runs and Young pitched a complete game as the Lions beat the Tigers, 5-3.

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  • St. Louis edges Iowa to stay atop district standings

    St. Louis edges Iowa to stay atop district standings

    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)

    The Saints won the back-and-forth game, 9-7

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    The Saints won the back-and-forth game, 9-7

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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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  • Anthony Davis reveals brow shaving video was a prank

    Anthony Davis reveals brow shaving video was a prank

    Source: Anthony Davis Twitter pageSource: Anthony Davis Twitter page

    Pelicans forward Anthony Davis revealed Sunday that the video, of him "shaving" his unibrow was fake.  

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    Pelicans forward Anthony Davis revealed Sunday that the video, of him "shaving" his unibrow was fake.  

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  • Sam Houston shuts out Sulphur, 2-0

    Sam Houston shuts out Sulphur, 2-0

    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)
  • Barbe falls to Acadiana, 3-1

    Barbe falls to Acadiana, 3-1

    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)
  • 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 >>
  • LSU beats Mississippi State 4-0, wins series

    LSU beats Mississippi State 4-0, wins series

    LSU baseball defeated MSU on Saturday, March 31 to win the series (Source: WAFB)LSU baseball defeated MSU on Saturday, March 31 to win the series (Source: WAFB)
    LSU baseball defeated MSU on Saturday, March 31 to win the series (Source: WAFB)LSU baseball defeated MSU on Saturday, March 31 to win the series (Source: WAFB)

    LSU earned a massive SEC series victory Saturday with a 4-0 victory over Mississippi State. 

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    LSU earned a massive SEC series victory Saturday with a 4-0 victory over Mississippi State. 

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  • 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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  • Hess's 10 Ks, 7-run 7th inning lead LSU past MSU 10-1 in series opener

    Hess's 10 Ks, 7-run 7th inning lead LSU past MSU 10-1 in series opener

    Friday, March 30 2018 8:50 AM EDT2018-03-30 12:50:11 GMT
    Zack Hess (Source: WAFB)Zack Hess (Source: WAFB)
    Zack Hess (Source: WAFB)Zack Hess (Source: WAFB)

    LSU starter Zack Hess held Mississippi State to three hits and one run in six and two-thirds innings with ten strikeouts and the Tigers blew open a close game with a seven-run seventh inning to win Thursday night's series opener 10-1.

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    LSU starter Zack Hess held Mississippi State to three hits and one run in six and two-thirds innings with ten strikeouts and the Tigers blew open a close game with a seven-run seventh inning to win Thursday night's series opener 10-1.

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  • Barbe downs Sam Houston in pitchers' duel, 2-1

    Barbe downs Sam Houston in pitchers' duel, 2-1

    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)

    Barbe's Brody Drost allows one hit over six innings to pick up the win.

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    Barbe's Brody Drost allows one hit over six innings to pick up the win.

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  • Dion drives in eight runs as Sulphur run-rules LaGrange

    Dion drives in eight runs as Sulphur run-rules LaGrange

    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)
  • St. Louis downs Iowa to remain atop district standings

    St. Louis downs Iowa to remain atop district standings

    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)
  • Westlake uses six-run sixth in comeback win over Iowa

    Westlake uses six-run sixth in comeback win over Iowa

    The Rams avenge their 10-run loss to Iowa on Saturday

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    The Rams avenge their 10-run loss to Iowa on Saturday

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  • 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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  • LSU falls 1-0 in shortened Game 3 to lose series at Vanderbilt

    LSU falls 1-0 in shortened Game 3 to lose series at Vanderbilt

    Sunday, March 25 2018 3:18 PM EDT2018-03-25 19:18:26 GMT
    (Source: WAFB)(Source: WAFB)
    LSU Baseball (Source: WAFB)LSU Baseball (Source: WAFB)

    In a shortened seven-inning Game 3, the Vanderbilt Commodores took the series against the LSU baseball team by a score of 1-0 at Hawkins Field Sunday afternoon.

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    In a shortened seven-inning Game 3, the Vanderbilt Commodores took the series against the LSU baseball team by a score of 1-0 at Hawkins Field Sunday afternoon.

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  • Cowboys spring season is over, not having a spring game

    Cowboys spring season is over, not having a spring game

    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)
  • McNeese freshman Reid Bourque providing spark atop the lineup

    McNeese freshman Reid Bourque providing spark atop the lineup

    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)

    Shortstop and lead off hitter Reid Bourque continued his current hot streak at the plate vs the Cajuns by going 2-for-3 and hit his first collegiate home run of his career. The true freshman from Moss Bluff has hit safely in 10 straight games and since taking over the lead-off spot in the batting order seven games ago, is hitting .367. He's seen his average rise from .209 on March 10 to its current mark of .279.

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    Shortstop and lead off hitter Reid Bourque continued his current hot streak at the plate vs the Cajuns by going 2-for-3 and hit his first collegiate home run of his career. The true freshman from Moss Bluff has hit safely in 10 straight games and since taking over the lead-off spot in the batting order seven games ago, is hitting .367. He's seen his average rise from .209 on March 10 to its current mark of .279.

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  • Fountain outduels Fisher in St. Louis' extra inning win over South Beauregard

    Fountain outduels Fisher in St. Louis' extra inning win over South Beauregard

    The Saints would get a walk-off hit by Pradia to sweep the Golden Knights

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    The Saints would get a walk-off hit by Pradia to sweep the Golden Knights

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  • Drost throws no-hitter, but Sulphur beats Barbe, 1-0

    Drost throws no-hitter, but Sulphur beats Barbe, 1-0

    In a pitcher's duel, Chance Stone gets the better of Brody Drost, despite the Barbe sophomore throwing a no-hitter.

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    In a pitcher's duel, Chance Stone gets the better of Brody Drost, despite the Barbe sophomore throwing a no-hitter.

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  • Barbe downs Lafayette, 13-3

    Barbe downs Lafayette, 13-3

    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)
  • Kinder holds off late Welsh rally, 4-3

    Kinder holds off late Welsh rally, 4-3

    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)
  • Iowa shuts out Jennings, 19-0

    Iowa shuts out Jennings, 19-0

    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)
  • 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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  • McNeese baseball coach Justin Hill: Every game has 'felt like a tournament game'

    McNeese baseball coach Justin Hill: Every game has 'felt like a tournament game'

    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)

    The Cowboys have won six straight games heading into their matchup with the Cajuns.

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    The Cowboys have won six straight games heading into their matchup with the Cajuns.

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  • St. Louis rallies past South Beauregard to open district play, 7-5

    St. Louis rallies past South Beauregard to open district play, 7-5

    The Saints hand the Knights their second loss of the season.

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    The Saints hand the Knights their second loss of the season.

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  • VIDEO: Cowboy coach Heath Schroyer on changing the culture at McNeese

    VIDEO: Cowboy coach Heath Schroyer on changing the culture at McNeese

    The former BYU assistant made bold claims, but he's got the resume to back it up. This is Schroyer's fourth head coaching job, and he said there are advantages with the Pokes, that he's never had anywhere else. He expects to win now-- on and off the court.

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    The former BYU assistant made bold claims, but he's got the resume to back it up. This is Schroyer's fourth head coaching job, and he said there are advantages with the Pokes, that he's never had anywhere else. He expects to win now-- on and off the court.

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  • McNeese O-Line going through growing pains

    McNeese O-Line going through growing pains

    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)
  • SOURCE: Ledoux twins to transfer out of McNeese

    SOURCE: Ledoux twins to transfer out of McNeese

    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)
  • MCNEESE SPRING FOOTBALL: DWA has work to do

    MCNEESE SPRING FOOTBALL: DWA has work to do

    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)
  • Sam Houston holds off Ouachita, 2-1

    Sam Houston holds off Ouachita, 2-1

    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)
  • Evangel downs Westlake, 7-5

    Evangel downs Westlake, 7-5

    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)
  • Sulphur picks up 16th win downing Parkway 2-1

    Sulphur picks up 16th win downing Parkway 2-1

    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)
  • Welsh falls to West Ouachita, 5-4

    Welsh falls to West Ouachita, 5-4

    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)
  • Missouri evens series against No. 16 LSU

    Missouri evens series against No. 16 LSU

    Source: WAFBSource: WAFB
    Source: WAFBSource: WAFB

    The Missouri baseball team recorded eight runs in the top of the eighth inning to even the series against the No. 16 LSU baseball team with a 12-6 win Saturday night in Alex Box Stadium, Skip Bertman Field.

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    The Missouri baseball team recorded eight runs in the top of the eighth inning to even the series against the No. 16 LSU baseball team with a 12-6 win Saturday night in Alex Box Stadium, Skip Bertman Field.

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  • Kinder run-rules Iowa, 14-4

    Kinder run-rules Iowa, 14-4

    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)

    Kinder downs Iowa, 14-4. 

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    Kinder downs Iowa, 14-4. 

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  • South Beauregard shuts out Merryville, 10-0

    South Beauregard shuts out Merryville, 10-0

    Knights improve to 15-1 on the season

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    Knights improve to 15-1 on the season

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  • Sulphur comes up short against Airline, 4-3

    Sulphur comes up short against Airline, 4-3

    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)

    Airline beats Sulphur, 4-3. 

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    Airline beats Sulphur, 4-3. 

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  • Sam Houston remains undefeated with 10-0 win over Parkway

    Sam Houston remains undefeated with 10-0 win over Parkway

    The Broncos are a perfect 18-0 to open the season

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    The Broncos are a perfect 18-0 to open the season

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  • Parkway downs Welsh, 7-3

    Parkway downs Welsh, 7-3

    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)

    Parkway beat Welsh, 7-3. 

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  • C.E. Byrd powers past Sulphur with five-run third inning

    C.E. Byrd powers past Sulphur with five-run third inning

    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)

    C.E. Byrd beats Sulphur, 10-5.

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  • Thompson throws a shutout as Sam Houston wallops West Ouachita

    Thompson throws a shutout as Sam Houston wallops West Ouachita

    Sam Houston led 8-0 after two innings in the win

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    Sam Houston led 8-0 after two innings in the win

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  • Lady Broncos down Lady Bucs, 11-5

    Lady Broncos down Lady Bucs, 11-5

  • Broncos remain undefeated with 10-3 win over New Iberia

    Broncos remain undefeated with 10-3 win over New Iberia

  • 'No finger-pointing' following UCA's three-game sweep of McNeese

    'No finger-pointing' following UCA's three-game sweep of McNeese

    McNeese hosts Houston on Tuesday and FIU on Wednesday

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    McNeese hosts Houston on Tuesday and FIU on Wednesday

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  • Cowboys riding high after SLC series win over Central Arkansas

    Cowboys riding high after SLC series win over Central Arkansas

    McNeese improved to 4-11 over the weekend and hosts Houston on Tuesday.

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    McNeese improved to 4-11 over the weekend and hosts Houston on Tuesday.

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  • Competition is brewing at McNeese spring football

    Competition is brewing at McNeese spring football

  • McNeese to rely on young receiving corps in 2018

    McNeese to rely on young receiving corps in 2018

  • McNeese coach Justin Hill compares 2018 résumé to 2016 team

    McNeese coach Justin Hill compares 2018 résumé to 2016 team

    Hill said the Cowboys' two wins remind him of 2016, as does the stretch of losses

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    Hill said the Cowboys' two wins remind him of 2016, as does the stretch of losses

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  • Cowboys aiming to not be defined by 2-9 record

    Cowboys aiming to not be defined by 2-9 record

    McNeese travels to Houston, before opening SLC play on Friday.

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    McNeese travels to Houston, before opening SLC play on Friday.

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  • Pitkin, Greene excited for Tigers' first trip to Marsh Madness since 2004

    Pitkin, Greene excited for Tigers' first trip to Marsh Madness since 2004

    Pitkin takes on Zwolle on Wednesday.

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    Pitkin takes on Zwolle on Wednesday.

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  • RECAP: Singer comes up short in class C semifinals

    RECAP: Singer comes up short in class C semifinals

  • St. Mary's overcomes 12-point deficit to down Hamilton Christian in semifinals

    St. Mary's overcomes 12-point deficit to down Hamilton Christian in semifinals

    Warriors fall, 54-52

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    Warriors fall, 54-52

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  • Singer falls to Simpson in semifinal round, 49-34

    Singer falls to Simpson in semifinal round, 49-34

    Singer falls to Simpson in semifinal round, 49-34

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    Singer falls to Simpson in semifinal round, 49-34

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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

  • Pitkin upsets undermanned Hathaway to make first semifinal appearance since 2004

    Pitkin upsets undermanned Hathaway to make first semifinal appearance since 2004

    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)

    The Tigers win on the road, 52-50 as the Hornets played without star player Trey Blanchard.

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    The Tigers win on the road, 52-50 as the Hornets played without star player Trey Blanchard.

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  • Singer buzzes past Ebarb, makes first semifinal appearance in 45 years

    Singer buzzes past Ebarb, makes first semifinal appearance in 45 years

    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)

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    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)

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