Alex Prudhomme is a tie-down roper with big goals and aspirations. At just 19 years old he’s qualified for the Junior NFR in Las Vegas later this year in December after placing in “The Generation of Next Rodeo” in Humble, Texas last month.
Gavin Sonnier is a fierce competitor on the Jiu-Jitsu mat, and he proved it by winning Gold at the American National IBJJF Jiu-Jitsu No-Gi championship in June. The Welsh native has been competing in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu since he was 12 and has accumulated 60 medals.
College programs like Tulane, Louisville, and UL-Lafayette wanted Deville in their program, but the playmaker chose to commit to Big Ten member Purdue as a wide receiver. Deville is believed to be the first Power 5 commit in Iowa history.
McNeese Rodeo competitor Gavin Soileau brought home first prize in Steer Wrestling at the National College Finals Rodeo in late June. He says winning at the NCFR has been a goal of his since before he got into college.
Barbe Buccaneer Kyle DeBarge knows what it’s like to step up and make a play in big moments, and no moment was bigger than when he scored the winning run in the LHSAA baseball tournament against Sam Houston.
The Vinton Lady Lions made the playoffs this season for the first time since 2005. The girls doubled down on history picking up an upset win over 6th seeded Franklin in the first round. The playoff win is believed to be the first for the program since the 1980s and perhaps beyond.
The Grand Lake Hornets 2020 season will be remembered as nothing short of historic. Despite a pandemic, a pair of hurricanes and an unorthodox schedule— Grand Lake is in the midst of the greatest season in school history.
Kylie Conner has been working towards this goal since she was in the sixth grade and a few weeks ago, she accomplished it. The 17-year-old recently competed in the National High School Rodeo Finals and took home 3rd place in the world in breakaway roping and 4th in the world in barrel racing, crowni
15-year-old Jake Brown has already decided what his future looks like. Brown is only going to be a Sophomore at Sulphur High School, but last week, he verbally committed to play baseball at LSU come 2023.
After leading Iota to the Class 3A state quarterfinals his freshman year, Tyler LeJeune was on track for a breakout sophomore year before the pandemic halted play. During the shortened 2020 season, he flirted with a near .400 average. And while there was a temporary pause on the field, the work off
Former McNeese guard Roydell Brown was a key factor in the Pokes resurgence these past two seasons. While his time in Lake Charles is in the rear view, his hoops career is far from finished. Brown recently turned a dream into reality by signing to play professionally in Slovakia.
Former Sulphur Tor running back Jaiven Creary suffered what could have been a career-ending ankle injury his senior season, but with his faith in God combined with the support of his family he was able to get back on his feet.
After nearly retiring from basketball due to a back injury, Richard came back and had his best season as a pro. The McNeese Hall of Famer was recently named the Player of the Year for the Romanian League.
From the time he picked up a vaulting pole as an eighth grader, Brock Meyer knew he'd found his calling. Five years later and the Westlake senior has realized pole-vaulting, much like any sport, is as much mental as it is physical.