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.
It’s a banner year for girls’ basketball in Southwest Louisiana as nine teams are headed to the semifinal round of the LHSAA basketball tournament. The semifinal round will be split between Lake Charles and Hammond.
Despite a 7-3 deficit with five outs remaining against a top-ten foe, McNeese’s bats came alive scoring four runs in the sixth and seventh innings to force extra innings vs. rival UL Lafayette (6-0). The Cajuns would retire the Cowgirls (3-7) in order before Alissa Dalton’s RBI single in the bottom
Southwest Louisiana racked up Sunday at the 2021 LHSAA Indoor Track & Field State Meet at the Carl Maddox Fieldhouse in Baton Rouge. The area brought home six individual state championships and a team title.
The LHSAA released its 2021 boys’ basketball playoff brackets Monday. The championships will be held March 8-13 at Burton Coliseum in Lake Charles. The semifinal round will be split between the University Center and Burton Coliseum.
The reigning Class 4A state champion LaGrange Lady Gators picked up where they left off this season as the team has secured another No. 1 seed in the playoffs. Before their playoff run begins, a pair of standouts received a big honor Thursday as Aasia Sam and Jeriah Warren were named McDonald’s All-
The Barbe Buccaneer baseball program is no stranger to national attention and on Wednesday, the program earned another honor being named a top-ten team in the country. The preseason MaxPreps Top 25 high school baseball rankings have the Bucs listed as its ninth-best team.
McNeese football coach Frank Wilson announced the dismissal of senior running back Elijah Mack from the Cowboy program on Thursday. Wilson said Mack broke team policy rules. Mack did not travel with the team to Tarleton State for the Cowboy’s season opener.
While the McNeese Cowboys have shifted their focus to their next game vs. UIW, their fanbase is still celebrating their epic come-from-behind victory over the Tarleton State Texans on Saturday. McNeese trailed by 14 points with under three minutes to play before rallying to force overtime. The Cowbo
The LHSAA released its 2021 girls’ basketball playoff brackets Monday. The championships will be held March 1-6 at Southeastern’s University Center in Hammond. The semifinal round will be split between the University Center and Burton Coliseum here in Lake Charles.
The McNeese football team has waited a long time for Saturday— 448 days to be exact. For the first time since November 2019, the Cowboys will compete in an interscholastic football competition. Since then, plenty has happened all over the world, but especially here in Southwest Louisiana.
The Sulphur Golden Tor soccer team was back in the second round of the playoffs for the eighth time in nine seasons hosting ninth-seeded Dutchtown. The No. 8 seed, Sulphur, held the Griffins scoreless in the first half, but a lone Dutchtown goal would give the Griffins the 1-0 win over the Tors.
The McNeese Cowboys are set to open the 2021 spring football season on Saturday when the Pokes travel to Tarleton State. Ahead of McNeese’s first game since the fall of 2019, the Cowboys released their official depth chart.
The McNeese football is no stranger to change this offseason between COVID-19, two hurricanes and an unorthodox spring football season. More change came Wednesday when Matt Zenitz of AL.com reported defensive coordinator Grady Brown has left McNeese to coach cornerbacks at Houston.
The Southland Conference had a busy January as five conference members elected to join other conferences. The Texas Four (Lamar, Sam Houston State, Abilene Christian and Stephen F. Austin) left for the Western Athletic Conference while Central Arkansas headed east to the ASUN Conference. Those moves
A fan (and team) favorite drill returned to practice as the media was allowed to spectate for the first time since fall camp in 2019. The ‘Bell Cow Competition’ is when two players line up and clash with the goal of pushing the other back or onto the ground. The drill used to be called the ‘Pit Bull
Mark Vital Jr., a senior forward for the Baylor Bears, set a program record Wednesday night in Baylor’s 100-69 win over Kansas State. With the win, Vital picked up his program-record 40th Big XII victory. Vital had eight points, five rebounds, three steals and a block in the game.