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  7-in-Seven Countdown: Top surprise teams in 2019

We continue the countdown with the top seven surprise teams this upcoming season. The only criteria for teams selected is that they must have had a losing record the season before.

Sam Houston hires former LSUE assistant Rob Acord as boys basketball coach

Curtis, Karr, and Easton only Louisiana schools in High School Football America Preseason 100

  7-in-Seven Countdown: Top Touchdown Live matchups in 2019

TreVonte’ Citizen becomes second LCCP player with a Power Five offer

Sam Houston’s Silas Ardoin becomes Louisiana’s first-ever HS gold glove winner

Family, friends say no warning signs of Amite football player’s death

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KPLC 7 Sports’ 7-in-Seven Countdown returns June 24

Amite, La. high school football player dies after practice

Barbe’s Drost, Walker named High School All-Americans by Collegiate Baseball

  Sports Person of the Week - Cameron Meeks

LSUE coach Gonzales tabs Oakdale’s St. Andre as first signee

  2019 SWLA lineman camp

Lake Charles and Sulphur selected as host sites for LHSAA basketball and baseball state championships

The LHSAA executive committee selected hosts for the 2019-2020 LHSAA championship events at its annual summer meeting Monday. Southwest Louisiana won the bid for baseball and boy’s & girl’s basketball, keeping five state championships in the Lake Area (softball, swimming).

  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.

Sam Houston’s Meeks drafted by Boston, will honor commitment to McNeese

Sam Houston continued its impressive 2019 season on Wednesday as a pair of players were drafted. Silas Ardoin came of the board first then pitcher Cameron Meeks’ name was called two rounds later in the 38th round by the Boston Red Sox at pick No. 1157 overall.

Sam Houston’s Ardoin drafted by Rockies, will honor commitment to Texas

The Sam Houston Broncos are coming off its best season since joining Class 5A. Big Sam held a national ranking throughout the season as the team reached the state championship and finished with a 37-5 record.

St. Louis tabs alum Matt Fontenot as head baseball coach

  2019 Louisiana High School Finals Rodeo results

Numerous #SWLApreps athletes named to 2019 Allstate Sugar Bowl track & field All-Louisiana teams

  Sports Person of the Week - Michael Fontenot

Lacassine baseball coach arrested for domestic abuse battery

  Sports Person of the Week - Brody Drost

Barbe’s Cecchini named National High School Baseball Coach of the Year

The National High School Coaches Association (NHSCA) announced Thursday that Cecchini was named its National High School Baseball Coach of the Year. On Tuesday, Cecchini led Barbe to its 10th state championship as the Bucs are currently ranked No. 7 in the USA TODAY Super 25 national rankings.

Numerous #SWLApreps athletes sign on the dotted line this week

A number of local athletes recently made their college decisions.

Four #SWLApreps athletes named to the 2019 LHSCA All-State Wrestling Team

The LHSCA announced the 2019 LHSCA All-State Wrestling Team on Wednesday and the Lake Area was well represented with four wrestlers making the cut.

  Barbe downs rival Sam Houston to win their 10th state championship in school history

Barbe takes 5A state title 8-2 over Sam Houston. The six-run win over the Broncos marks the largest run differential for Barbe in a state championship game. Barbe has now won ten 5A state titles.

  South Beauregard falls to top-seeded Sterlington in 3A title game

South Beauregard falls short in 3A title game

  Oberlin wins first-ever 1A state title behind Kellon McCleon’s complete game

The Oberlin Tigers weren’t going to settle until the 1A state trophy was in their hands.

  Kinder rides big inning to Class 2A state baseball title

The Kinder Yellow Jackets are once again top of the class for 2A. No. 5 seed Kinder scored eight runs in the third to erase a four-run deficit en route to an 11-4 win over the seconded-seeded Doyle Tigers.

  Pitkin baseball wins first state championship in 20 years

The Pitkin Tigers are going to take a page from Prince and party like it’s 1999 as the Tigers won their first baseball state title in 20 years Monday evening. Top-seeded Pitkin grabbed an early lead and rode a strong pitching performance to a 7-0 win over No. 3-seeded Converse.

  Six #SWLApreps baseball teams advance to state championships

The semifinal round of the LHSAA baseball playoffs sees 10 #SWLApreps teams in play with hopes to advance to the state title game.

  Sports Person of the Week - Jace LeJeune

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

  LHSAA State baseball tournament resumes Sunday

The Louisiana High School Athletic Association has postponed all today’s state tournament baseball games.

Ten #SWLApreps teams aim to bring home baseball state titles this week

For the second straight season the Lake Area has ten teams in Sulphur aiming to bring home state titles in baseball.

  #SWLApreps baseball playoffs: Heading to Sulphur

The quarterfinal round of the LHSAA baseball playoffs sees nine #SWLApreps teams advance to the semifinals.

2019 LHSAA Outdoor Track & Field State Meet finals

Southwest Louisiana has racked up so far at the 2019 LHSAA Outdoor Track & Field State Meet in Baton Rouge. The State Meet is held at LSU’s Bernie Moore Track Stadium. Through the first two days of competition, the area has brought home 17 individual state championships.

  #SWLApreps baseball playoffs: Quarterfinal round recap

The quarterfinal round of the LHSAA baseball playoffs sees 15 #SWLApreps teams in play with hopes to advance to the semifinals.

  Sports Person of the Week - Silas Ardoin

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

Jennings running back Trevor Etienne gets LSU offer

It’s been one heck of a 2019 for the Etienne household. In January, Travis, a running back at Clemson, won the National Championship following a 1,700-yard season. On Wednesday, little brother Trevor Etienne took the first step in following in Travis’ footsteps by receiving his first college offer t

Lacassine’s Carly Whittington wins Division II individual golf championship

Alabama commit, Carly Whittington shot an incredible 148 to win the 2019 Allstate Sugar Bowl LHSAA Division II golf championship. The junior posted a 72 on day one to help her edge out Isidore Newman’s Liza Lepeyre by a pair of strokes.

St. Louis’ McKenzie LeDuff wins Division I individual golf championship

St. Louis golfer McKenzie LeDuff had a final day to remember. The junior rallied to shoot a 77 to win the 2019 Allstate Sugar Bowl LHSAA Division I individual golf championship. LeDuff finished day one in third place, but her two-day total of 157 would give her the two-stroke advantage over St. Scho

St. Louis finishes as runner-up in Division II boys golf state championship

The St. Louis Saints improved on a third-place finish in 2018 to finish as the runner-up in the 2019 Allstate Sugar Bowl LHSAA Division II golf championship. St. Thomas More won the state championship over SLC by 13 strokes. The Saints wrapped up the tournament shooting a two-round total of 653.

  LCCP’s Young and Felton sign to play college basketball

LCCP had two players sign their letter of intent on Tuesday to play basketball at the next level.

Hathaway wins Division IV golf state championship

The Hathaway Hornets used a strong day one to take a commanding lead before holding off Episcopal of Acadiana on day two to win the 2019 Allstate Sugar Bowl LHSAA Division IV golf championship. The Hornets posted a two-day score of 748 which was eight shots ahead of ESA.

  Kinder falls in heart breaker to Mangham in 2A championship game

Kinder and Mangham went down to the wire on Saturday afternoon in Sulphur.

  Late home run sends St. Amant past Barbe in the 5A state championship game

Barbe was in control for most of the afternoon but St. Amant came alive in the 7th inning as Julia Kramer hit a go-ahead three run homer.

  Pappion sparks late comeback with two run bomb; Lady Bucs to 5A State Title game

Barbe is heading to the 5A State Title game.

  Kinder shuts out Many to advance to 2A title game

The Kinder Lady Jackets exploded for six runs in the first inning and never looked back as they shut out top seed Many 12-0 to advance to Saturday’s Class 2A title game.

  Plainview’s Pippen throws perfect game to eliminate Evans in Class C semifinals

Evans’ offense could never get going in Friday’s semifinal matchup with top seed Plainview as Lady Hornet senior Madison Pippen threw a perfect game in their 4-0 victory over the Lady Eagles.

  #SWLAPreps baseball playoffs: first round recap

The opening round of the LHSAA baseball playoffs began Monday with its winner-take-all opening round. The semifinal and championship rounds for each class will be held May 8-11 at McMurry Park in Sulphur.

LHSAA releases 2019 baseball playoff brackets

The LHSAA released its 2019 baseball playoff brackets Sunday. The semifinal and championship rounds for each class will be held May 8-11 at McMurry Park in Sulphur.

  Barbe, Kinder and Evans all heading to Sulphur for semifinals

Three #SWLApreps softball teams punch their ticket to the State Semifinals next week.

  #SWLAPreps softball playoffs: quarterfinal round recap

Highlights from the quarterfinal round of the LHSAA softball playoffs.

  Hamilton Christian hires Jules Sullen as head football coach

Jules Sullen is coming home. The former LaGrange and Scotlandville coach was announced as the next football coach at Hamilton Christian Thursday night. Sullen returns to the Lake Area after spending one season in Baton Rouge.

  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.

  #SWLApreps softball playoffs: second round recap

The second round of the LHSAA softball playoffs began Monday with seven Lake Area teams in play.

  Ardoin’s four-RBI day sends Sam Houston past Sulphur

Sam Houston defeated Sulphur 8-1 Tuesday thanks in part to Texas signee Silas Ardoin, who drove in four runners with a pair of home runs. Despite the win, the Broncos will finish second in district play following Barbe’s win over Acadiana.

Jennings baseball game benefits families of freshmen affected by tragedy

All proceeds from Jennings High’s baseball games Wednesday will go to help the families of two Jennings freshmen affected by tragedy.

  Sam Houston rolls Barbe 10-3 to stay alive in district race

The Sam Houston Broncos coasted to a victory over rival Barbe 10-3 on Monday.

  #Swlapreps softball first round highlights

First round highlights of the LHSAA softball playoffs.

  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.

  #SWLAPreps softball first round recap

Barbe run rules Southwood, Iowa falls to Church Point

LHSAA releases 2019 softball playoff brackets

The LHSAA released its 2019 softball playoff brackets Wednesday. The semifinal and championship rounds for each class will be held April 26-27 at Frasch Park in Sulphur.

  April 9 #SWLAPreps high school baseball and softball highlights

BASEBALL: Barbe shuts out Sulphur, Sam Houston rolls Lafayette, Kinder takes down Welsh, Oberlin defeats Merryville SOFTBALL: Kinder falls to Notre Dame

LCCP hires Edward Garriet as girls basketball coach

The LCCP Trailblazers took a step forward a year ago in boys basketball making their first-ever quarterfinal appearance. In hopes to make the girls team equally as competitive, LCCP has hired Westlake assistant Edward Garriet as its head girls basketball coach.

  April 5 #SWLAPreps high school baseball and softball highlights

High school baseball and softball highlights

  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.

  Sam Houston softball earns at least share of district title following win over Barbe

The Sam Houston Lady Broncos survived a rough first inning to best Barbe, 7-6. With the win, Sam Houston earns a share of the district title and can win it outright with win over Comeaux on Monday.

  April 2 #SWLAPreps high school baseball and softball highlights

BASEBALL: Sam Houston shuts out Sulphur, Oberlin defeats Grand Lake, Dequincy beats Vinton SOFTBALL: Sulphur run rules Comeaux

LCCP tabs West Jefferson’s Kevin Hunt as next head basketball coach

The Blazers went on a state-wide search and landed on West Jefferson High School head coach Kevin Hunt. LCCP athletic director Freddie Harrison said Hunt’s résumé stood out during the hiring process.

  Baseball and softball programs making a strong comeback at Lacassine

After a ten year hiatus, baseball and softball returned to Lacassine in 2018, but not without both programs taking their lumps.

  Mar. 29 #SWLAPreps high school baseball and softball highlights

BASEBALL: St. Louis walks off Kinder, Westlake falls to Eunice, South Beauregard shuts out Grand Lake, Singer defeats Lacassine SOFTBALL: Sam Houston shuts out DeRidder, Grand Lake takes down Lacassine

  March 26 #SWLAPreps high school baseball and softball highlights

March 26 #SWLAPreps high school baseball and softball highlights

  March 25 #SWLAPreps high school baseball and softball highlights

Highlights and scores from March 25 around Southwest Louisiana.

2019 Louisiana High School All-Star baseball rosters announced

The roster has been announced for the 2019 LHSCA / LHSBCA All-Star Baseball game on May 17-18. Southwest Louisiana athletes were selected to the West All-Star roster.

  Mar. 22 #SWLAPreps high school softball highlights

SOFTBALL: Sam Houston shuts out Iota, Barbe holds off Teurlings Catholic

  Mar. 21 #SWLAPreps high school baseball and softball highlights

BASEBALL: Barbe defeats Lafayette, Welsh took down Kinder SOFTBALL: Sam Houston rolls Sulphur, Kinder blows by Welsh

  Mar. 19 #SWLAPreps high school baseball and softball highlights

BASEBALL: Barbe defeats Comeaux, Sulphur falls to Acadiana SOFTBALL: Sulphur takes down New Iberia

  Mar. 15 #SWLAPreps high school baseball highlights

Sam Houston shut out Airline, Pitkin rolled Dequincy, Kinder defeated Iowa, West Ouachita took down Sulphur

Barbe baseball coach Glenn Cecchini eclipses 900 wins

There isn’t much Barbe baseball coach Glenn Cecchini hasn’t accomplished at the high school level. From national championships to state championships— he’s done it all. He reached another milestone on Thursday in the form of 900 career wins at the high school level.