Brady Renard joined the KPLC Sports team in July 2015 from KTVE 10 in Monroe, Louisiana, where he worked as the weekend sports anchor for three years. He's covered sports on all levels, including Super Bowls, LHSAA championships, NCAA bowl games, as well as spotlighting local athletes. He graduated from Northwestern State with a B.A. in Journalism. While attending NSU, Brady served as sports anchor/reporter/director/producer/photographer for the school's weekly newscast, NSU News. He also was the play-by-play announcer for NSU-TV's coverage of Demon sports. Brady loves giving back to the community as he volunteered his time at local animal shelters while in school and is a Kappa Alpha Order alumnus. He's Louisiana through and through! Raised in nearly every part of Louisiana there is very little he doesn't know/love about the boot. He loves covering McNeese State and the high schools across SWLA. In June 2016, Brady committed matrimony with his colleague, KPLC anchor Jillian Corder. She's agreed to let him keep his last name for on-air purposes.
Lake Charles native and MLB veteran Wade LeBlanc was added to the Baltimore Orioles’ 60-man player pool list on Sunday. LeBlanc was one of 26 pitchers on the initially released roster as a non-roster invite, although only eight are left-handed. MLB teams must enter the season with 30 players on thei
The Hamilton Christian football program will see change once again at head coach. Although this time around it’ll be a familiar face taking over. HCS athletics director and head basketball coach Dexter Washington will assume head coaching duties following Jules Sullen’s departure for McNeese.
Hamilton Christian head football coach Jules Sullen is leaving his post with the Warriors and is headed to be an athletics advisor with McNeese. Sullen leaves HCS after just one season with the Warriors.
In the seven weeks prior to football season, KPLC 7 Sports will once again bring you the 7-in-Seven countdown each week leading into our TDL: Two-A-Days coverage. Countdowns will include topics from McNeese's most exciting matchups to the top high school prospects in Southwest Louisiana.
McNeese received big news on Thursday when the NCAA announced it had approved the waiver for Mississippi State transfer Keyshawn Feazell to play immediately and not have to sit out a year due to transfer rules. He’ll have one year of eligibility for the Pokes.
For the first time in nearly three months, high school athletes could practice at school. The LHSAA executive committee voted last week to allow teams to resume activities that fall under Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards’ Phase 2 plan on June 8.
Recruiting is the lifeblood of every college program. The stars of tomorrow are evaluated and chosen months or even years in advance to stepping on campus. The coronavirus has obviously made that job harder for coaches.
The 7Sports ‘Senior Night’ spotlight shines on DeRidder baseballer Bryce Austin. He's been a member of the program for four seasons playing outfield and first base along with pitching. His favorite memory was pitching in the 2018 4A State Championship Game.
The 7Sports ‘Senior Night’ spotlight shines on Lake Charles College Prep track star Me’Kayli Clark. She had quite a career on the track qualifying for regionals in 2018 in long jump and placing 7th in the 4x2 Relay and 4th in the 4x4 Relay at this year’s LHSAA Indoor Track and Field Championships.
Former Washington-Marion multi-sport athlete Christian Edwards added another award to his resume on Tuesday as he was named an NCAA Indoor All-American by the U.S. Track & Field Cross Country Coaches Association.
The 7Sports ‘Senior Night’ spotlight shines on the East Beauregard baseball senior class. The six-man group got the Trojans into the playoffs twice during their careers with this season looking like another chance to do so as they sat 16th in the state.
McNeese athletes don’t have long to wait until they can finally practice on school grounds once again. McNeese Interim Athletics Director Tanner Stines said the Southland and McNeese will begin allowing players back on campus June 1 for voluntary workouts. The NCAA Division I Council voted to approv
The 7Sports ‘Senior Night’ spotlight shines on St. Louis catcher Carson Mixon. The standout backstop battled through an injury sustained during football to be ready for the upcoming baseball season, slowly increasing his inning count.
The 7Sports ‘Senior Night’ spotlight shines on Starks multi-sport athlete Sierra Hebert. The senior played softball and threw the shot put and discus in track and field. In addition, she was a captain of the district champion basketball team.
The 7Sports ‘Senior Night’ spotlight shines on Rosepine baseballer Jonathon McMahon. Jonathon has been a key member for the Eagles for three years playing all over the infield. He has pitched, played first base, third base and catcher.
Washington Redskin wide receiver Trey Quinn has been a stat sheet stuffer his whole career. Quinn won another honor this week as he was named the 'Greatest Receiver in LHSAA Prep Football History by winning the ‘VSN Louisiana Bracket Challenge.’ The challenge was a week-long poll that ran on Twitter
College sports took a step in the right direction of returning Wednesday as the NCAA Division I Council voted to approve voluntary athletic activities in football, men’s and women’s basketball beginning June 1. The story was first reported by Pete Thamel of Yahoo Sports.
The Lake Charles College Prep Trailblazers burst onto the scene in 2018 making the school’s first-ever quarterfinal appearance. A year later saw the Blazers win another district title.Following a similar path is rising senior wide receiver Glynn Johnson. The 2021 prospect announced his commitment t
The 7Sports ‘Senior Night’ spotlight shines on the DeQuincy baseball senior class. The three-man group consisted of Cooper Hext, Eli Cox and Hunter Perkins. The trio helped establish the Tiger baseball team as one of the area's most consistent threats.
The 7Sports ‘Senior Night’ spotlight shines on Sulphur softballer Abby Lobue. Abby was a four-year Lady Tor on the softball team and in her final game, she hit a 3-run home run making it one she’ll never forget.
Kinder quarterback Hayes Fawcett has made a name for himself the last few years with the photo edits he does for national football recruits. Many of the four and five-star recruits come to Fawcett for their special announcement. He’s gotten plenty of national attention because of it.
The 7Sports ‘Senior Night’ spotlight shines on Elton High School's Summer Ceaser. Ceaser was a member of the track and field team for the Indians, throwing the shot put for all four years of school. She achieved parish, district and regional honors doing so.
A pair of student-athletes hailing from Southwest Louisiana made the Allstate Sugar Bowl Louisiana Track & Field Coaches All-State teams released on Wednesday. Westlake’s Brock Meyer and Sam Houston’s Halyn Senegal made the cut for the canceled 2020 spring season.
St. Louis Catholic senior wrestler Alex Yokubaitis recently completed a state championship four-peat at the high school level. He was honored in May’s issue of Wrestling USA by being named an All-American Honorable Mention wrestler. He’s the only Louisiana athlete to earn All-American honors.