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.
Meche has stepped into his role as a leader and was on pace to have quite the finish to his Barbe career. He was named a preseason All-American by Collegiate Baseball and totaled a .411 average with 10 RBIs through the Bucs' first 13 games.
The sophomore pitcher was unquestionably the Lady Panthers' star to start the year as she went 12-1 with a 1.92 ERA. She was just as dominant at the plate as she totaled a .681 average with 10 homers and 33 RBIs.
Both Woods and Daugherty touched on a number of topics during their discussion and say discovering hidden and hobbies and finding new ways to enjoy this life we currently live is the best solution to keeping your mental health in check.
From the suspension of pro leagues such as the NBA and MLB to the cancellation of March Madness, the COVID-19 pandemic has completely shocked the world of sports. The domino effect eventually led to the cancellation of the college spring sports season.
Senior forward Alona Gray put together two of her best performances of the season in the state tournament, averaging 14 points and 9 boards while shooting 53 percent from the field, helping lead the Lady Gators to their first state title in program history.
Our local select teams were in play Tuesday night aiming to punch their tickets to their respective state championships games. Unfortunately, both Hamilton Christian and St. Louis’ seasons would come to an end in the semifinal round.
Over the course of his career, Augustine has established himself as the guy at Hathaway and his numbers reflect it. The senior is dropping 21 points and grabbing nearly 6 boards a night and his team truly feeds off his energy.
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.
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.