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.
Louisiana football coaching legend Wayne Reese has died at the age 74 due to coronavirus. Reese was the head coach of McDonogh 35 in New Orleans and previously coached Washington-Marion from 1997-2001.
To combat the loss of All-Conference forward Sha’markus Kennedy, the McNeese Cowboys went back to the Panhandle Conference to find his replacement. Forward Carlos Rosario committed to McNeese on Friday, making the announcement via Twitter.
Former Elton Indian and LSU Tiger Al Woods is on the move again to his third AFC South team in five years. Woods, 33, has agreed to a one-year $2.75 million deal with the Jacksonville Jaguars with $1 million of the deal being fully guaranteed.
Pitkin’s Garrett Edwards will go down in Louisiana history as one of the best players to ever take the court. Edwards finished his prep career with over 4,100 points scored taking his team to the semifinals twice.
Lake Arthur 2021 guard Deonna Brister has been one of Southwest Louisiana’s premier players for two years now. On Sunday, following a stellar junior campaign, Brister committed to Nicholls. She announced her commitment via Twitter.
The McNeese Cowboys will still have a player in the NFL in 2020 as the Denver Broncos elected to retain the services of return man Diontae Spencer. The Broncos applied a low-round tender to Spencer who is an exclusive rights free agent. Spencer will make the league minimum this season.
LHSAA executive director Eddie Bonine released a statement Monday outlining the LHSAA’s plan for its spring sports over the next month. Last week, following Gov. Jon Bel Edwards’ proclamation, the LHSAA was forced to postpone much of the regular season for spring sports in addition to some champions
The LHSAA announced Friday afternoon that Marsh Madness will continue to be played at Burton Coliseum with limited attendance. The Class 5A, 2A and C championships were played in empty arenas, although state champions were crowned.
The LHSAA boys basketball championships, aka Marsh Madness, will continue to be played at Burton Coliseum albeit with limited attendance. The LHSAA released a statement Friday afternoon outlining those allowed to be in attendance for the championship games Friday and Saturday.
The No. 2 Grand Lake Hornets rallied back from a double-digit deficit to take a fourth-quarter lead, but Lincoln Prep would hold off the Hornets to advance to Saturday’s Class 1A title game. The third-seeded Panthers used a big night from Chanse Robinson to down Grand Lake, 61-55 in the 1A semifinal
The No. 5 Pitkin Tigers knew they’d need to play their best basketball of the year if they were to down top-seeded Simsboro. Despite a herculean effort by senior Garrett Edwards, Pitkin would be no match for the team from the ‘Boro as the Simsboro Tigers advanced to the Class B title with a 85-48 wi
McNeese Head Baseball Coach Justin Hill announced Monday that the McNeese bullpen will now be named The Tony Robichaux Bullpen in honor of the former McNeese and UL Lafayette skipper. Robichaux died in July after he suffered a heart attack and underwent open-heart surgery.
The game went back-and-forth like a tennis match and No. 2 Hathaway gave top-seeded Fairview all it could handle and even led at the half, but a hot third quarter by the Lady Panthers would be enough to give them their 12th state title in school history.
The LaGrange Lady Gators came into the season knowing anything less than a trip to Marsh Madness would be a disappointment. The Lady Gators doubled down on that goal Thursday as top-seeded LaGrange downed No. 4 Ellender 56-34 to reach the Class 4A title game— the first championship game in program h
The No. 6 Merryville Panthers went 0-15 from the field in the first quarter en route to a 50-39 loss at the hands of top-seeded North Central in the Class 1A semifinals Thursday at Burton Coliseum. The Lady Panthers wouldn’t score a field goal until 2:26 left in the second quarter of the game.
Hathaway used a big second quarter en route to a 65-55 win over Lacassine in the Class B semifinals Wednesday at Burton Coliseum. The Lady Hornets outscored the Lady Cardinals 21-14 in the second to build a nine-point halftime lead.
No. 2 seed St. Louis is headed back to the division II state championship game following a lopsided 80-46 victory over No. 3 University Lab in the semifinal round of the playoffs. The game was a re-match of last year’s semifinal.
The Fairview Lady Panthers set their eyes on the Class B state championship before the season began and now the team is just a step away. The No. 1 seeded Lady Panthers rolled fifth-seeded Florien, 66-41 on Tuesday at Burton Coliseum.
The McNeese Cowboys bounced back strong from their shutout loss Saturday night against Southern Miss, as the Pokes would sweep their doubleheader on Sunday. McNeese would beat both Southern Miss and Valparaiso on the final day of the Lake Area Classic.