Gabe McDonald joined KPLC in September 2018 as a hybrid reporter covering both sports and news in Southwest Louisiana. He is excited to get his career started in his home state and is looking forward to meeting and telling the stories of all the great people in the area!
Gabe is a proud graduate of The University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff, where he majored in Mass Communications and played football. During his time in Pine Bluff, he was named Scholar-Athlete of the Year for the 2016-17 school year and served as the lead anchor for the school's newscasts. Gabe also completed an internship at KARK/FOX 16, the NBC and FOX affiliates in Little Rock, Arkansas.
Gabe is a Louisiana native, graduating from Byrd High School in Shreveport - an alma mater he shares with KPLC Sports Director Brady Renard. When he is not out covering stories you can find Gabe at the gym, trying a new restaurant, or watching The Office.
Arvie was named the Southland Conference Women's Field Athlete of the Week in back-to-back weeks after taking gold over the weekend in the weight throw with a personal record of just under 65 feet and setting a Cowgirl record in shot put with a distance of 50 feet and nine and a half inches.
The 2020 LHSAA State Wrestling Championships at the CenturyLink Center in Bossier City on Saturday, saw a quadruplet of Basile Bearcats, and wrestlers from St. Louis and South Beauregard bring home state titles in their weight class. Basile also won its second consecutive team title.
In his fifth consecutive appearance in the USA Indoor Track & Field Championships, former McNeese sprinter Charles Jackson Jr. fell short of the final round of the men’s 60-meter dash in Albuquerque on Saturday.
Wilson is the first black head football coach in the history of McNeese State University and just the second in the history of the Southland Conference. In light of setting a precedent, he realizes that's not where it starts or ends.
The 2019 Class 1A State Tournament MVP has made huge strides in her game including stepping into a bit of a different role to prepare her for the next level. She currently averages 16 points, 16 rebounds, and five blocks per game for the top-ranked Elton Lady Indians.
LaGrange junior guard Aasia Sam has been one of the many catalysts for the top team in Class 4A. She fills the stat sheet each night with averages of 15 points, three boards, and three steals per game.
McNeese officially announced new football head coach Frank Wilson to a packed Buttross-Doyle End Zone Club Room on Friday as he becomes the first African-American head football coach in school history and the second in the history of the Southland Conference.
The Lady Tors have a tight-knit group of seniors with none shining brighter than senior sharpshooter Addy Tremie. Tremie has had a strong work ethic instilled in her since day one which is a big reason why she leads the Lady Tors with 17 points and six boards per game.
The McNeese football team will be ineligible for postseason play for the 2020 season due to a low Academic Progress Rate (APR). The school announced Tuesday that the team’s score didn’t meet the 930 threshold.
Rider has made huge strides in his final high school season as he leads the Tigers with over 1,900 all-purpose yards and 22 total touchdowns on the year. Numbers he and his teammates always knew he was capable of putting up.