Sports Person of the Week

  Sports Person of the Week - Davis Meche

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.

  Sports Person of the Week - Alona Gray

  Sports Person of the Week - Colby Augustine

  Sports Person of the Week - Alex Yokubaitis

  Sports Person of the Week - Brooklyn Fontenot

  Sports Person of the Week - Vici Woods

  Sports Person of the Week - Aasia Sam

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  Sports Person of the Week - Kael Delcambre

  Sports Person of the Week - Addy Tremie

  Sports Person of the Week - Garrett Edwards

  Sports Person of the Week - Chloey Guidry

  Sports Person of the Week - Claire Vincent

  Sports Person of the Week - Trevor Rider

  Sports Person of the Week - Ty Fuselier

Kinder is heading back to the Quarterfinals for the seventh time in the past nine years after their win over Red River last Friday.

  Jennings sophomore Brennon Conner wins pair of LHSAA state titles at DIII swim meet

A handful of local swimmers were in line for state titles at day two of the LHSAA Swimming Championships in Sulphur on Thursday, but once again it was Jennings sophomore Brennon Conner who stole the show.

  Sports Person of the Week - Keegan Labouve

As a 21 seed, Welsh took down Franklin led by senior iron man Keegan Labouve. He put the team on his back in the opening round win rushing for 192 yards and a pair of scores along with being all over the field on defense.

  Sports Person of the Week - Jalyn Thurman

Thurman is one of the top rushers in the area with 861 yards through eight weeks, including a 100-yard, five touchdown day last week.

Sports Person of the Week - Tavyen Grice

  Sports Person of the Week - Luke Doucet

  Sports Person of the Week - Orlandezz Leday

  Sports Person of the Week - Luke McCardle

  Sports Person of the Week - Braden LeBato

  Sports Person of the Week - Wesley Bushnell

  Sports Person of the Week - Luke Lawton

After a six year career in the NFL, former McNeese Cowboy Luke Lawton recently started his own corporation that produces a line of smart helmets to monitor air pressure.

  Sports Person of the Week - Keegan Nelms

McNeese outside hitter Keegan Nelms has been a staple on the Cowgirl volleyball team since she arrived on campus.

  Sports Person of the Week - Blake Elliott

The former McNeese golfer's pro career has been off to a good start. Elliott has competed in four events and recently finished third at the Texas Open, winning just under 14,000 dollars.

  Sports Person of the Week - Eric Rene

Rene was one of seven bowlers from Louisiana to compete at the Junior Gold Bowling Championship in Detroit where he had a single game high score of 258.

  Sports Person of the Week - Chris Livings

From the time he stepped foot on McNeese’s campus, Chris Livings has made a living in opposing teams’ backfields. With one season to go as a Cowboy, he sits 10.5 sacks away from tying McNeese’s all-time career record.

  Sports Person of the Week - Coy Hebert

Hebert capped off a stellar high school career with a saddle bronc state championship and then went on to bring home a world championship at the Little Britches rodeo earlier in July.

  Sports Person of the Week - Kevin Hardy

Basketball is a way of life for the three Hardy brothers. Kevin was the pioneer for their families love of the game.

  Lacassine’s Whittington signs with Alabama

Lacassine alum Carly Whittington made it official with Alabama on Thursday as the Division II individual state champion signed a golf scholarship with the Tide.

  Sports Person of the Week - Holly Jones

One of those e-sports teams – the Bloodhounds. Because these gamers are so immersed in the digital world, their graphics and design must be as elite as they are. That’s where Sulphur native Holly Jones comes in.

  Sports Person of the Week - Jack Wright

Third generation cowboy Jack Wright overcame a pair of injuries in 2018 to win his first state title on June 15th, his mother DeAnne's birthday.

  Fifth annual Al Woods Fun Day

People from near and far came together in Elton on Saturday for the fifth consecutive year to celebrate one of their own — former Indian and current NFL defensive tackle Al Woods.

AP Source: Lakers, Pelicans, agree on Anthony Davis trade

Two people familiar with the situation say the New Orleans Pelicans have agreed to trade six-time All-Star Anthony Davis to the Los Angeles Lakers in return for three players and three first-round picks.

Aaron Jeansonne: Patience and Progress

“Well, that wasn’t so bad” pretty much sums up our recent race weekend in the BRSCC Avon National Formula Ford Championship rounds at Anglesey Circuit on the coastline of Wales.

  Sports Person of the Week - Cameron Meeks

The Shreveport native was drafted in the 38th round by the Boston Red Sox following a stellar senior campaign. Despite the opportunity to live out his pro dreams immediately, Meeks stayed firm to his prior commitment and will play college baseball at McNeese.

  Sports Person of the Week - Isaac Ingram

The senior capped off a stellar week at Burton with three consecutive eight-second rides in bareback riding en route to bringing home his first state title with a score of 68.5 points.

  Sports Person of the Week - Aidan Anderson

Reliever turned starter Aidan Anderson was the firecracker that got the Cowboys' run started in Sugar Land last week. For his efforts, he was named the tournament's MVP.

  Sports Person of the Week - Brody Drost

The LSU commit was named the game's most outstanding player after finishing with five RBIs off three hits including a 3-run bomb in the sixth to give Barbe their highest margin of victory in a championship game.

Numerous #SWLApreps athletes sign on the dotted line this week

A number of local athletes recently made their college decisions.

Kinder native Blake Trahan receives Gold Glove for 2018 season

Kinder native and Louisville Bats shortstop Blake Trahan was named a Minor League Baseball Rawlings Gold Glove Award winner for the 2018 season.

  Sports Person of the Week - Jace LeJeune

Hathaway High School Golf wins first-ever boys state title.

  Sports Person of the Week - Silas Ardoin

Texas commit Silas Ardoin has been the anchor for the number two team in Class 5A.

  Sports Person of the Week - Justyce McClain

Since she was eleven, playing college softball was Justyce McClain’s dream and she wanted to do it at the University of Arizona, that is until she traveled about 1,100 miles East.

  Sports Person of the Week - Kamryn Mouton

Mouton is Merryville's lone senior and has helped guide the Lady Panthers to their first quarterfinal appearance in 13 seasons.

  Sports Person of the Week - Christina Furey

Christina Furey ended her senior season on the highest note after being named the 2019 National Athletic Association of Private Schools’ Offensive player of the year.

  Sports Person of the Week - Jilyen Poullard

The McNeese signee has been the energizer for the 25-2 Lady Broncos with a team-high .566 average and 28 RBIs on the season.

  Sports Person of the Week - Aaron Jeansonne

You can catch most athletes in Louisiana on a football, basketball or baseball team, but not Aaron Jeansonne.

  Sports Person of the Week - Andrew Sheridan

The Sulphur alum is top-10 in the country in strikeouts and is second in wins. His 1.83 ERA also sits him high in the NJCAA rankings.

  Sports Person of the Week - Brandi Williams

The Barbe alum was named as the Sun Belt freshman of the year and set new UL Lafayette records for points scored in a season by a freshman and free throw percentage.

  Sports Person of the Week - Michael Thomas

The junior recently committed to Louisiana Lafayette and has helped lead the Warriors to their first state title game in school history.

  Sports Person of the Week - Mirjam Posthuma

The senior foreign-exchange student has helped lead the Reeves Lady Raiders to their first state championship game since 1974.

Lake Charles man representing Louisiana at World Special Olympics

Lake Charles native Kirby Oertling is going to Abu Dhabi and Dubai, United Arab Emirates to represent Louisiana in the World Special Olympics.

  Sports Person of the Week - Ashley Smith

Smith spearheads the Lady K's attack with averages of 21 points and 10 boards per game.

  Sports Person of the Week - Blake Menier

The junior went into the state tournament as a five seed and upset the four, two, and one seeds in his weight class on his way to his first state title.

  Sports Person of the Week - Kyle Jinks

Jinks became the fastest coach to win 800 games in the state of Louisiana, doing so in just 22 seasons.

  Sports Person of the Week - Jeriah Warren

The sophomore averages 12 points, 7 rebounds, 6 assists, 6 steals, and 2 blocks for the LaGrange Lady Gators.

  Sports Person of the Week - Hayden Hagler

Hayden Hagler is a name you may have heard before around Southwest Louisiana.

  Sports Person of the Week - Summer Ceaser

The junior center is one of the team captains for the 19-3 Lady Indians.

  Sports Person of the Week - Duwon Tolbert

The multi-sport athlete has been the leader for an 18-3 Leesville team.

  Sports Person of the Week - Alexandria Goodly

The senior is averaging 20 points and 5 assists per game for the 3rd ranked Lady Saints.

Leonard Fournette’s days in Jacksonville could be numbered

Fournette was drafted by the Jaguars in 2017

AP source: Jaguars void Fournette’s contract guarantees

The Jaguars have notified Fournette that his suspension late last month voided the remaining guarantees in his four-year rookie contract.

Michael Thomas breaks Joe Horn’s team record for receiving yards in a season

Horn attended the Saints-Panthers game

Brees breaks own NFL record for completion percentage

Brees completed 74.4 percent of his passes in 2018

  Sports Person of the Week - Malachi Fairley

The senior is averaging 18.8 points and 6.6 rebounds per game for the Gators.

  12.21 #SWLAprep hoops and soccer highlights

12.21 #SWLAprep highlights

  Sports Person of the Week - Kyla Hamilton

The senior guard is one of the main scoring threats for the 14-1 Lady Broncos.

  LaGrange Gator Anthony Johnson signs with McNeese

Anthony Johnson signs with McNeese on Thursday

Aaron Jeansonne: Busy Down Time

Aaron Jeansonne explains why he had to step away from racing for a while.

Astros sign free agent Michael Brantley

The Houston Astros have signed free agent outfielder Michael Brantley to a two-year contract.

Blunt, Kjellsten named to Hero Sports All-America Team

The awards keep rolling in for McNeese linebacker B.J. Blunt when on Wednesday he was named to the 2018 FCS Hero Sports All-America Team, earning second team honors.

LSU’s Daniel Cabrera earns pre-season All-American honors

Cabrera was a freshman All-American

McNeese’s Keegan Nelms named to All-Louisiana Team

McNeese junior outside hitter Keegan Nelms picked up another postseason honor when she was named to the Louisiana Sports Writers Association All-Louisiana Team, the association announced today.

  Sports Person of the Week - Diamond Brister

With every team comes a leader, and that player on this lady tiger team is without question Diamon Brister.

Oklahoma’s Kyler Murray takes the Heisman

Oklahoma’s Kyler Murray wins the Heisman trophy.

  Sports Person of the Week - Da’Ren Zeno

Wide receiver Da’Ren Zeno came up big in the title game a year ago and will have to again for Welsh to repeat.

LSU commitment earns Gatorade state player of the year award

Dunham High School defensive back and wide receiver Derek Stingley Jr. has been named the 2018-19 Gatorade Louisiana Football Player of the Year.

Former Saints cornerback Brandon Browner sentenced to 8 years in prison

Browner played with the Saints in 2015

LSU cornerback Greedy Williams declares for 2019 NFL Draft

Williams is projected to be a top 20 pick in the draft