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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.

Six football recruits from Louisiana make the Rivals250 2021 list

  Feb. 11 #SWLApreps high school basketball highlights

  #SWLApreps girl’s soccer playoffs: second round recap

  Feb. 7 #SWLApreps high school basketball highlights

  #SWLApreps girl’s soccer playoffs: first round recap

  Sports Person of the Week - Vici Woods

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Elton High School wins 2019 Sportsmanship Award

LHSAA releases 2020 boys soccer playoff brackets

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

NATIONAL SIGNING DAY: McNeese

NATIONAL SIGNING DAY: LSU

  Feb. 4 #SWLApreps high school basketball highlights

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

  Jan. 28 #SWLApreps high school basketball highlights

  Jan. 24 #SWLApreps high school basketball highlights

  Sports Person of the Week - Kael Delcambre

  Jan. 21 #SWLApreps high school basketball highlights

  Jan. 17 #SWLApreps high school basketball highlights

  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.

  Jennings preparing for first Prep Classic appearance in 27 years

The 23-seeded Bulldogs and No. 1 St. James are set to meet Friday night at 7 p.m. as both teams will get the chance to practice on the Superdome turf Thursday afternoon.

  Phelps calls Jennings postseason run ‘unbelievable’ as Dogs gear up for state championship

Dogs get ready for (1) St. James for 3A state title game

  TOUCHDOWN LIVE: Jennings headed to the 'Dome

Keep up with tweets from our sports reporters right here for scoring updates on tonight’s semifinal football games.

Vinton football coach Tarius Davis out after nine seasons

Vinton High School will open up its head football coaching search for the first time in nearly a decade this offseason as Tarius Davis won’t return in 2020. The former Lions coach confirmed his departure to KPLC.

  Jennings aiming to pull off another upset in semifinal bout with McDonogh 35

Jennings run this postseason has been impressive, but this group of Dogs can't look too far ahead if they want to make their first trip to the Dome in 27 seasons.

  Sports Person of the Week - Trevor Rider

Rider has made huge strides in his final high school season as he leads the Tigers with over 1,900 all-purpose yards and 22 total touchdowns on the year. Numbers he and his teammates always knew he was capable of putting up.

  Oberlin looking for redemption in semifinal rematch with White Castle

Oberlin however, is remaining hungry and confident much like they have all season, as they aim to make their first state championship game appearance since 1961.

  6th annual Showdown in the Lake Basketball Classic tips off Thursday

The Showdown in the Lake Basketball Classic returns for its fourth year on Thursday, December 5.

  Pair of local athletes sign NLI’s on Wednesday

Southwest Louisiana saw a pair of local athletes sign NLI’s on Wednesday, Dec. 4.

I-10 Bowl high school all-star football game set for December 21

The Louisiana High School Coaches Association announced the fourth annual ‘I-10 Bowl’ will be held December 21 in Lafayette. The game will pit Lafayette area all-stars versus the Lake Charles area all-stars. The Lake Area team grabs players from as far north as Leesville and as far east as Iota.

  TOUCHDOWN LIVE: Jennings, Oberlin headed to semis

Only four Southwest Louisiana teams are left as we roll into the third round of the Louisiana high school football tonight.

  Touchdown Live: quarterfinal and semifinal round preview

Five local teams remain in the LHSAA football playoffs.

  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.

  Westlake Holiday Classic finals recap

Day three of the Westlake Holiday Classic is in the books and as champions were crowned in the boys and girls brackets.

  Westlake Holiday Classic day two recap

On the girls side, Sulphur and host Westlake will meet in the championship at 6:30 p.m. On the boys side, St. Louis will face Sam Houston in the championship at 8 p.m.

Sulphur girls’ basketball coach Helen LeFevre picks up career win No. 800

Sulphur High School girls basketball coach Helen Lefevre reached an impressive milestone Monday, earning career win No. 800 following a 55-21 victory over Vinton at the Lakeside Bank Holiday Classic in Westlake.

Oberlin at Basile named TDL Game of the Week for the quarterfinal round

The Touchdown Live Game of the Week is headed back to Basile for the second time in four weeks. The undefeated Oberlin Tigers once again head east to face the Bearcats of Basile. The two met for the district title in week 10 and will do so again with a trip to the semifinals on the line.

  Lacassine’s Haylie Hoffpauir signs to play softball at Millsaps College

Haylie Hoffpauir becomes the first-ever Lacassine softball player to sign a LOI.

  Barbe’s Natalie Stump wins 200-yard freestyle for third straight year

We had a handful of local swimmers in the mix for both a Division II and Division I championship on Saturday, but Barbe’s Natalie Stump stole the show.

  TOUCHDOWN LIVE: Five teams from SWLA advance in playoffs

We have a list of tonight's games here

  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.

  Nov. 19 #SWLApreps high school basketball highlights

SWLA schools open up their 2019 basketball season. Washington-Marion downs LCCP and St. Louis boys and girls sweep Sam Houston.

Jennings High School to retire Travis Etienne’s jersey on Friday

Jennings High School will retire former football player Travis Etienne’s jersey before the Bulldogs’ second-round playoff game with Church Point on Friday.

  Jennings’ second round matchup with Church Point named TDL Game of the Week

The Touchdown Live Game of the Week is headed to Jennings for the first time in 2019. The No. 23 Bulldogs are set to play host to No. 7 Church Point in the second round of the LHSAA Class 3A playoffs.

  Hamilton Christian point guard Michael Thomas signs with UL Lafayette

The Hamilton Christian Warriors made history Monday morning as Michael Thomas became the Warriors’ first Division I men’s basketball signee in school history. Thomas signed to play basketball under Bob Marlin at UL Lafayette.

  12 SWLA teams in second round of high school football playoffs

Twelve teams from Southwest Louisiana are in the second round of the high school football playoffs.

  TOUCHDOWN LIVE: First round of the playoffs

We have a list of tonight's games here.

Westlake advances to state volleyball semifinals as Iowa falls in the quarters

The Lady Rams will face No. 2 E.D White at 11:50 A.M. on Friday morning.

  Sports Person of the Week - Evan Joubert

The Saints have been so consistent this season behind running back Evan Joubert. Through ten weeks, the junior has been a monster on the ground finishing the regular season with over 1,400 yards and 23 total touchdowns.

  Southwest Louisiana 2020 athletes sign on National Signing Day’s early period

Wednesday was the start of the Early Signing Period for the 2020 class for many NCAA sports like basketball, baseball and softball.

  Iowa and Westlake volleyball aiming to make history at the state tournament

Iowa and Westlake High School are looking to make history in Kenner on Thursday as the pair of schools get set to play in the quarterfinal round of the LHSAA Volleyball State Tournament.

  Kinder’s playoff matchup with Rosepine named TDL Game of the Week

The Touchdown Live Game of the Week is headed to Kinder for the first time in 2019. The Yellow Jackets are set to play host to district foe Rosepine in the opening round of the LHSAA Class 2A playoffs. It’s a rematch from October that saw Kinder roll, 42-26.

LHSAA releases 2019 football playoff brackets

The 2019 LHSAA football brackets have been released

  TDL Week 10: Friday night football

We have a list of tonight's games and scores

  Sports Person of the Week - Cooper Hext

Through nine weeks, Hext has accumulated 63 catches for nearly 950 yards and ten touchdowns and has helped lead DeQuincy to a 5-4 record.

  TDL Week 10: Thursday night football

We have a list of tonight's games here

Touchdown Live Top 7 List - Week 10

Every week of the regular season KPLC's Brady Renard will post his TDL 'Top 7 List' of the best teams in Southwest Louisiana. He'll also hand out the best team performance each week according to expectations coming in.

  LHSAA volleyball playoffs highlights: First Round

The 2019 LHSAA Volleyball State Tournament opened the first round Tuesday with a handful of local teams in play. The area had two top-five teams in play on the playoffs’ opening day.

  Oberlin at Basile named week ten TDL Game of the Week

The Touchdown Live Game of the Week is headed to Basile for the first time since 2009. The undefeated Oberlin Tigers head east with the goal of completing both a 10-0 season along with an outright district title. The Bearcats, on the other hand, can earn a share of the district title with a win over

LHSAA releases 2019 volleyball playoff brackets

The LHSAA released the 2019 Volleyball Tournament brackets Monday. The championship games will be held November 14-16 at the Pontchartrain Center in Kenner.

  TOUCHDOWN LIVE: Week 9

Scores and highlights from Week 9 of the high school football season.