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  Sports Person of the Week - Branden Walker

Sports Person of the Week - Branden Walker - Oct. 11th, 2018

10th Annual Shane Hanchey Invitational

Shane Hanchey held his 10th Annual Invitational Sunday, October 7 in Sulphur at the West-Cal Arena.

Sports Person of the Week: Sunny Woodcock

11 year old javelin thrower is a 3-time Jr. All-American

Brees close to breaking Peyton Manning passing record

The Saints host Washington on MNF

Saina Wins 4-Mile at Cowboy Stampede

Sophomore Daniel Saina captured first place Saturday morning at the Lake Charles Toyota McNeese Cowboy Stampede in the men’s 4-mile competition in the field of 99.

LSU basketball player Wayde Sims killed in shooting near Southern University

LSU basketball player Wayde Sims was killed in an early Friday shooting near Southern University, according to Baton Rouge police.

Sports Person of the Week - Brayden Richard

Our KPLC 7 Sports Person of the Week is South Cameron quarterback Brayden Richard.

American South Football Alliance coming to Lake Charles in 2020

The ASFA (American South Football Alliance) has announced its brand-new football league coming in 2020 throughout the Southeast.

Sports Person of the Week - Gerron Duhon

Sports Person of the Week - Gerron Duhon

McNeese defense powered by Blunt Force

McNeese defense powered by Blunt Force.

Sports Person of the Week - Edwin Gomez

Our KPLC 7 Sports Person of the Week is LCCP kicker, Edwin Gomez.

Trey Quinn placed on IR after suffering high ankle sprain in week one

Lake Charles native Trey Quinn was placed on injured reserve by the Washington Redskins Wednesday. The Barbe High School product suffered a high-ankle sprain in Sunday’s win over the Arizona Cardinals.

Sports Person of the Week - Blake Trahan

Trahan, a Kinder native, made his MLB debut with the Cincinnati Reds

Sports Person of the Week - Josh Gray

Lake Charles native Josh Gray had a winding road to the NBA with stops at Washington-Marion, Texas Tech, Odessa College, LSU and the G-League. Last season, he reached his lifelong goal playing in five games with the Phoenix Suns. "It was a dream come true and there were many nights after those games I would go back to my house and I would cry tears of joy because of the route I took and how hard it was for me to finally get on an NBA floor," said Gr...

Sports Person of the Week - Tristan Doucet

Lake Arthur shortstop Tristan Doucet has earned the opportunity of a lifetime. The rising junior has been selected the 16u National Team Identification Series, which means he'll get the chance to try out for the USA Baseball 17u national team. Honored to say that I will be playing for @TexasNTIS in Cary, North Carolina! Thank you for this opportunity! pic.twitter.com/NqGnBu5v7R — Tristan (@tristandoucet) August 2, 2018 "I was struck. I didn’t know wha...

Sports Person of the Week - Wyatt Wilkerson

"Practice, I always thought practice makes perfect, so I practice all I can," Wyatt Wilkerson said.    Every year Wyatt Wilkerson and his family put about 60,000 miles on their car going to different races around the country. But the Wilkerson family isn't there to just compete.  The 11-year old Grand Lake native is there to win.

Sports Person of the Week - Ava Nunez

11-year-old Ava Nunez dreamed of becoming a world champion Cowgirl. This past weekend at the Little Britches National Finals Rodeo, that dream became reality.   "It makes me feel good," Nunez said, "it makes me feel like all of my hard work and practice has paid off."   She took home the world title in junior barrel racing after finishing first in average for the week and first in the short go, totaling 982 points. Nunez also competed in the junior ...

Sports Person of the Week - Lawayne Ross

Lawayne Ross was recruited to play running back, but head coach Lance Guidry had other plans in mind for the big man, but of course, it took a lot of convincing. "You don't want to listen to playing tight end,” Lance Guidry said. “I told Lawayne, look you'll be on the field every play. I told him just think about catching the ball downfield and only defensive backs can tackle you and then he started to smile. It's a work in progress, he knows that he needs to be a be...

Sports Person of the Week - Ryan Navarre’s Ballistic Baseball team

"I think everybody was just relieved and excited and tired, very tired," Ryan Navarre said. "It feels good because we finally have the chance to know what it feels like to win the world series," Kemonni Pullard added. The Lake Charles 12 and under Ballistic baseball team accomplished something a lot of baseball players dream about and that's winning a world series. "They worked all year long, very hard to win this," Ryan Navarre said. &ldqu...

Sports Person of the Week - Josie Conner

“Every run, you treat it the same,” Josie Conner said. “You still want to rope and rope your game and drawl a good calf. I knew that I drew the stock I needed to this year.” “It was very special to me, it was a very big deal.” Iowa cowgirl, Josie Conner didn’t stop at winning first place in the junior high girls breakaway roping at the state finals, she went to nationals and proved she was the best in the world. But where does she get it fro...

Sports Person of the Week - Matthew Anderson

Leesville’s Matthew Anderson loves the mauling and mashing that comes with playing offensive line. The 6-foot-6, 250-pound Wampus Cat became just the second local product to commit to a Power 5 school in five years. "Nebraska is known for its lineman and the pipeline with all the Remington and Lombardi trophies," said Anderson. "I’m looking forward to seeing how they are going to use me with my athleticism as an offensive lineman." ...

  Sports Person of the Week - Mia Manzanares

"I wasn't looking to tie the arena record, I just wanted to go out and rope my calf and make a good run," Mia Manzanares said. Mia Manzanares put on quite the show at the College National Finals Rodeo in Casper, Wyoming, winning the national title in both breakaway roping and goat tying. With those wins, she tallied up 480 points, which was enough to single-handedly win McNeese the women's team championship. "It feels absolutely great. I am ha...

Sports Person of the Week - Bailey Mudd

The Mudd family is no stranger to the Rodeo. Bailey and Marcie Mudd are two sisters whose interests may not be what other families are used to. And that's roping. But the best part is they get to experience their success together. "It's pretty amazing that I have a sister that likes to do the same things as me," Bailey Mudd said. "She helps me a lot. She makes sure I am ready," Marcie Mudd said. Both girls qualified for nationals this ...

Sports Person of the Week - Gavin Christ

Basile wrestler Gavin Christ put on a clinic in 2018, posting an undefeated 62-0 record. "It was more nerve-wracking than all of my other years because if I lost one match, then it would be the end of the junior year undefeated season," said Christ. "On the inside, it was like 'oh gosh I can't lose this match and I can't mess up.'" For his dominance, he took home the 138-pound state title and was named the Division III most outstanding wrestler. It was his t...

Sports Person of the Week - Jayln Johnson

"When I was three, my daddy brought me every ball that he had, and I picked up this one,” Jalyn Johnson said. “It's taken me places, so I kept up with it." Most people may know Jayln Johnson as a McNeese Cowgirl or a Jennings lady bulldog, but nowadays she's known as the only American on HER NEW team. Johnson has been playing professional basketball overseas for two years and this past season she helped lead CBAT to a league championship— vaulting her to c...

McNeese's Erika Piancastelli reflects on historic career

"I don't know if words will ever do justice for what she's done for us," James Landreneau said. "Erika is, besides being talented is one of the most humble people I've ever met. Her ability to just be able to move around positions and handle locker room, handle success with such grace and stay humble through the process.

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

Craig Tullier discovered arm wrestling like most of us, on playgrounds and in cafeterias. But Tullier had a gift at the table. "I trained for four months and I went to the nationals and I got fourth in the United States," said Tullier of his early arm wrestling days. "Then I trained three more months and I went to the world and competed for Team USA and got third in the world at 16 years old." Tullier's trophy case only grew from there. "I've got 37 nation...