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LHSAA ‘supports the possibility’ of completing spring sports seasons

LHSAA executive director Eddie Bonine released a statement Friday outlining the LHSAA’s desire to continue its spring sports seasons when allowed.

LaGrange junior Aasia Sam commits to ULM

Sulphur alum Claralee Richard commits to McNeese

  Sports Person of the Week - Riley Dyson

Pitkin star Garrett Edwards breaks into top-30 nationally in career scoring

Lake Arthur junior Deonna Brister commits to Nicholls

  Local high school coaches react to suspension of spring sports season

Continued Coverage

  Sports Person of the Week - Laynee Jinks

LHSAA holding out hope to play spring championships

  MARSH MADNESS: Alexandria, Port Allen and Pleasant Hill win state titles on championship Friday

LHSAA announces limited attendance for remainder of Marsh Madness

LHSAA cancels high school fishing regional tournaments in response to coronavirus

  Sports Person of the Week - Alona Gray

  Lincoln Prep edges Grand Lake in 1A semifinal

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

  Edwards’ 36 points not enough, Pitkin falls to top-seeded Simsboro 85-48

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

  Hamilton Christian and St. Louis both fall in semifinal round

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.

  LaGrange Lady Gators win first-ever 4A State Title

LaGrange downs Warren Easton, 46-31 to win 4A State Title

St. Louis girls fall in Division II title game on Saturday

  Sports Person of the Week - Colby Augustine

  Top-seeded Fairview downs Hathaway to capture 12th state title

  #SWLApreps boys basketball quarterfinal playoff recap

  Ten-team baseball tournament opens in Sulphur

  LaGrange runs past Ellender, advances to first championship game in program history

  Third-quarter struggles cost Lake Arthur in 59-49 semifinal loss to Doyle

The Doyle Lady Tigers opened the second half on a 26-11 run to down Lake Arthur in the 2A semifinals Thursday at Burton Coliseum. Lake Arthur trailed at the half, 27-24.

  Slow start dooms Merryville in semifinal loss to North Central

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 downs Lacassine to reach Class B title game for first time since 2011

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.

  St. Louis dominates U-High, advances to Division II title game

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.

  #SWLApreps boys basketball second-round playoff recap

Second round playoff recap boys high school hoops

  Top-seeded Fairview reaches Class B title game following 66-41 win over Florien

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.

  #SWLApreps boys basketball first round playoff recap

Watch highlights and see scores from Friday's boy’s basketball first-round playoff action.

  #SWLApreps girls basketball quarterfinal round playoff recap

Watch highlights from Monday’s girls’ basketball quarterfinal round playoff action. Scores from the quarterfinal round can be found below.

  Sports Person of the Week - Alex Yokubaitis

Alex Yokubaitis' decorated wrestling career at St. Louis came to an end with him once again winning a state championship. He's the Saints' first ever four-time state wrestling champion.

Iowa defender Cejae Ceasar picks up first Power 5 offer

Iowa defensive back Cejae Ceasar joined the list of upcoming Southwest Louisiana prospects to earn a Power 5 offer on Wednesday when he announced on Twitter that Kansas State had offered him.

  #SWLApreps girls basketball second round playoff recap

Check out highlights and scores from the second round of the girls’ basketball playoffs.

LHSAA releases 2020 boys basketball playoff brackets

The LHSAA released its 2020 boys’ basketball playoff brackets Monday. The final four for each class will be held March 10-14 at Burton Coliseum here in Lake Charles.

  February 21 #SWLApreps boys basketball highlights

The final night of the 2020 LHSAA boys’ basketball regular season is in the books. While most districts were already decided coming into the night, St. Louis was able to capture a district title with a win. Washington-Marion meanwhile, fell to Rayne on the road in its district title game.

  #SWLApreps girl’s basketball playoffs: first round recap

Watch highlights and see scores from Thursday’s girl’s basketball first-round playoff action.

  St. Louis builds 46-0 lead en route to an 81-19 playoff win

The LHSAA girls’ basketball playoffs opened with a blowout. Division II No. 2 seed St. Louis opened its game vs., 15th-seeded De La Salle, on a 46-0 run, en route to the 81-19 final score.

  Feb. 18 #SWLApreps boys high school basketball highlights

Highlights from Tuesday night’s boys’ high school basketball action. Scores can be found below.

LHSAA releases 2020 girls basketball playoff brackets

The LHSAA released its 2020 girls’ basketball playoff brackets Monday. The final four for each class will be held March 3-7 at Burton Coliseum here in Lake Charles.

  Basile wins second consecutive LHSAA Division III wrestling title, eight local athletes take home individual state championships

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.

  Feb. 14 #SWLApreps high school basketball highlights

Highlights from Friday night’s high school basketball across the area. Scores can be found below.

  Sports Person of the Week - Brooklyn Fontenot

The Jackets are currently ranked top 10 in the state as they clinched their first district title in 12 years.

Six football recruits from Louisiana make the Rivals250 2021 list

Defensive tackle Maason Smith out of Terrebonne is 6th overall

  Feb. 11 #SWLApreps high school basketball highlights

Highlights from Tuesday night’s high school basketball action across the area. Scores can be found below.

  #SWLApreps girl’s soccer playoffs: second round recap

Highlights from Tuesday night’s girl’s soccer second round action. Scores can be found below.

  Feb. 7 #SWLApreps high school basketball highlights

Highlights from Friday night’s high school basketball action across the area.

  #SWLApreps girl’s soccer playoffs: first round recap

Highlights from Friday’s girl’s soccer first-round playoff action.

  Sports Person of the Week - Vici Woods

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.

Elton High School wins 2019 Sportsmanship Award

The Elton Indians were announced as winners of the 2019 Sportsmanship Award which is handed out by the Lake Charles Area Football Officials Association.

LHSAA releases 2020 boys soccer playoff brackets

The LHSAA released its 2020 boys soccer tournament brackets Tuesday. The championship matches will be held February 26-29 at Strawberry Stadium in Hammond.

  NATIONAL SIGNING DAY: Southwest Louisiana 2020 athletes sign letters of intent

Today is National Signing Day, the day when recruits around the country sign letters of intent to play college athletics.Locally, several athletes have already signed letters of intent, although more are expected to do so.

NATIONAL SIGNING DAY: McNeese

First-year head coach Frank Wilson and the Cowboys are putting the finishing touches to their 2020 signing class. The Pokes were able to sign seven during the early period and have inked four so far on Wednesday.

NATIONAL SIGNING DAY: LSU

The National Champion LSU Tigers already have a loaded 2020 class with eight early enrollees already on campus. According to 247 Sports, the Tigers have the fourth best 2020 recruiting class in the nation.

  Feb. 4 #SWLApreps high school basketball highlights

Highlights from Tuesday night’s high school basketball action across the area. Scores can be found below.

LHSAA releases 2020 girls soccer playoff brackets

The LHSAA released its 2020 girls soccer tournament brackets Tuesday. The championship matches will be held February 26-29 at Strawberry Stadium in Hammond.

  Jan. 31 #SWLApreps high school basketball highlights

Highlights from Friday night’s high school basketball action. Scores can be found below.

Select/Non-select schools remain split after proposals fail to receive two-thirds vote at LHSAA Annual Convention

A proposal to once again combine schools for the Louisiana High School Athletic Association received more votes in favor of it but did not reach the two-thirds threshold for passage.

Lake Charles native Gunner Leger inks MLB deal with Cleveland

After a long college career, Leger announced on Twitter he signed a free-agent deal with the Cleveland Indians Wednesday. Leger said despite being undrafted, the deal is considered a first-year player contract, with the terms and verbiage similar to an average rookie deal.

  Sports Person of the Week - Aasia Sam

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.

  Jan. 28 #SWLApreps high school basketball highlights

Highlights from Tuesday night’s high school basketball action. Scores can be found below.

  Jan. 24 #SWLApreps high school basketball highlights

Highlights from Friday night’s high school basketball action. Scores can be found below.

  Sports Person of the Week - Kael Delcambre

Delcambre is a three-year started and has been a key piece in the Hornets 19-0 start as they are the lone undefeated boy's basketball team in the state of Louisiana.

  Jan. 21 #SWLApreps high school basketball highlights

#SWLApreps high school basketball highlights from January 21

  Jan. 17 #SWLApreps high school basketball highlights

#SWLApreps high school basketball highlights from January 17

  Sports Person of the Week - Addy Tremie

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.

Former McNeese coach Lark Hebert tabbed to lead Vinton’s football program

Former McNeese assistant coach Lark Hebert is coming back to Southwest Louisiana. The veteran coach has been named the head football coach at Vinton High School after a one year stint as Waller High School’s (TX) defensive coordinator.

  Jan. 10 #SWLApreps high school basketball highlights

Jan. 10 #SWLApreps high school basketball highlights

  Sports Person of the Week - Garrett Edwards

Pitkin senior Garrett Edwards has been outstanding during his dual-sport high school career and is coming off a junior season for the ages.

  Jan. 7 #SWLApreps high school basketball highlights

Jan. 7 #SWLApreps high school basketball highlights

  Jan. 3 #SWLApreps high school basketball highlights

Boys scores: Hathway 55, Lake Arthur 51; Iowa 66, Vinton 37; Sam Houston 70, Welsh 46; Pitkin 61, Hicks 60 Girls scores: LaGrange 55, Evanston Township (IL) 46; John Curtis 37, Sulphur 31; Merryville 48, Elton 40

  Sports Person of the Week - Chloey Guidry

Guidry has played a key role in the Lady Hornets' early season triumphs, leading the way with 25 points, five rebounds, and four assists per game.

  Sports Person of the Week - Kate Turner

Sulphur High School track and field stand out Kate Turner is this week’s KPLC 7 Sports Person of the week.

Lafayette beats Lake Charles in 2019 I-10 Bowl, 40-10

The Lafayette All-Stars took down the Lake Charles All-Stars in the fourth annual I-10 Bowl on Saturday.

  Dec. 20 #SWLApreps high school basketball highlights

Check out highlights and scores from local high school basketball on Friday, December 20. Games include matchups from the Iowa basketball tournament in boys and girls play.

  Barbe’s Hunter Brown signs to play football at Air Force Academy

Barbe High School lineman Hunter Brown signed his National Letter of Intent to play College Football at Air Force Academy on Friday.

  Sam Houston offensive lineman Jerren Gilbert signs with Louisiana Tech

Gilbert chose Louisiana Tech over offers from Air Force, McNeese State, Southeastern Louisiana, Grambling State, Southern, and Alcorn State.

  Sulphur alum Hayden Hagler signs with Marshall

Former Sulphur Golden Tor tight end Hayden Hagler announced his decision to attend Marshall University Wednesday night at a signing ceremony. Hagler chose the Thundering Herd over Akron, ULM, Memphis and UMass.

  Jennings falls to St. James in 3A title game, 51-14

Jennings Cinderella run came to an end as top-ranked St. James defeated the Bulldogs, 51-14, in the Class 3A state title game at the Superdome in New Orleans.

  Dogs practice in the Dome ahead of championship clash with St. James

From the bright lights of the Mercedes-Benz Superdome to the number one seeded, undefeated St. James Wildcats, these Jennings players say they’re not intimidated.

  Sports Person of the Week - Jalen Lewis

His rise in the offense fits with the Bulldogs run to the Dome this year. He has more than won over the team and the coaching staff with his passion.