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  Sports Person of the Week - Jacques Trahan

Jacques Trahan didn't have to look far to find inspiration to carry on the family rodeo tradition. He recently captured his first state title with a short-go time of 10.8 seconds in tie-down roping.

  SENIOR NIGHT: Jacob Humphries, LCCP

  LCCP WR Solomon Lewis commits to Louisiana Tech

  Coronavirus leads to new football recruiting style

  LaGrange guard Jeriah Warren commits to Florida

  SENIOR NIGHT: Bryce Austin, DeRidder

  SENIOR NIGHT: Me’Kayli Clark, LCCP

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  Sam Houston alum Silas Ardoin reflects on freshman season at Texas

  SENIOR NIGHT: Karlee Buxton and Kaitlin Lilly, Elizabeth

  Iowa’s Bailey Anderson and Alysia Mouton sign to play college sports

Manning Passing Academy in Thibodaux canceled for 2020

  SENIOR NIGHT: East Beauregard baseball senior class

Barbe’s Jack Walker named one of MaxPreps Top 50 baseball players for 2021

  SENIOR NIGHT: Carson Mixon, St. Louis

The 7Sports ‘Senior Night’ spotlight shines on St. Louis catcher Carson Mixon. The standout backstop battled through an injury sustained during football to be ready for the upcoming baseball season, slowly increasing his inning count.

  Sports Person of the Week - Brock Meyer

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.

  SENIOR NIGHT: Sierra Hebert, Starks

The 7Sports ‘Senior Night’ spotlight shines on Starks multi-sport athlete Sierra Hebert. The senior played softball and threw the shot put and discus in track and field. In addition, she was a captain of the district champion basketball team.

Barbe’s Brody Drost named Gatorade Louisiana Baseball Player of the Year

In its 35th year of honoring the nation’s best high school athletes, The Gatorade Company today announced Barbe outfielder and left-handed pitcher Brody Drost as its 2019-20 Gatorade Louisiana Baseball Player of the Year.

  SENIOR NIGHT: Jonathon McMahon, Rosepine

Barbe’s Trey Quinn wins poll as greatest receiver in Louisiana high school football history

  SENIOR NIGHT: Madison Brinkman, St. Louis

LCCP wide receiver Glynn Johnson commits to New Mexico State

  SENIOR NIGHT: DeQuincy baseball senior class

  SENIOR NIGHT: Abby Lobue, Sulphur

LaGrange alum Colton Frank IV to transfer from UL Lafayette

After playing sparingly over the course of his two seasons in Lafayette, former LaGrange dual-sport athlete Colton Frank IV has entered his named into the NCAA transfer portal according to D1 Baseball’s transfer tracker.

Kinder’s Hayes Fawcett to join recruitment staff at LSU

Kinder quarterback Hayes Fawcett has made a name for himself the last few years with the photo edits he does for national football recruits. Many of the four and five-star recruits come to Fawcett for their special announcement. He’s gotten plenty of national attention because of it.

  SENIOR NIGHT: Summer Ceasar, Elton

The 7Sports ‘Senior Night’ spotlight shines on Elton High School's Summer Ceaser. Ceaser was a member of the track and field team for the Indians, throwing the shot put for all four years of school. She achieved parish, district and regional honors doing so.

  Sulphur promotes Carol Turner to head girls basketball coach

There’s no place like home and for Carol Turner she gets to remain at Sulphur High School and lead the program that she once played for.

LHSAA announces date for summer workouts to begin

The Louisiana High School Athletic Association (LHSAA) had planned to have its summer rules go into effect May 17 but voted unanimously Wednesday, May 13 to push it back.

  Sports Person of the Week - Kimmie Rushford

After being recruited by multiple Division I schools, Rushford ultimately decided to sign with UL Lafayette and it was there where she formed a new relationship that would turn things around for her.

  SENIOR NIGHT: Abbie Clark, Starks

The 7Sports ‘Senior Night’ spotlight shines on Starks' Abbie Clark. She's been a varsity athlete for the Lady Panthers since 7th grade playing basketball, softball and track.

Wayne Reese, Sr. remembered as a legendary coach, and a superhero father

Wayne Reese never actually wore a cape but to his family, and the young football players he coached for almost five decades, he definitely had Clark Kent-like qualities.

Southwest Louisiana lands two on the Track & Field Coaches All-State team

A pair of student-athletes hailing from Southwest Louisiana made the Allstate Sugar Bowl Louisiana Track & Field Coaches All-State teams released on Wednesday. Westlake’s Brock Meyer and Sam Houston’s Halyn Senegal made the cut for the canceled 2020 spring season.

St. Louis wrestler Alex Yokubaitis earns All-American honors

St. Louis Catholic senior wrestler Alex Yokubaitis recently completed a state championship four-peat at the high school level. He was honored in May’s issue of Wrestling USA by being named an All-American Honorable Mention wrestler. He’s the only Louisiana athlete to earn All-American honors.

  SENIOR NIGHT: Jennings tennis senior class

The 7Sports ‘Senior Night’ spotlight shines on the Jennings tennis team senior class. The Bulldogs have had a regional finalist or a regional champion every year for the last eight years.

  SENIOR NIGHT: Hunter Harriman, Rosepine

The 7Sports ‘Senior Night’ spotlight shines on Rosepine’s Hunter Harriman. Hunter has played football and baseball since the age of four. And while playing for the Eagles, he was a second-team all-district outfielder in 2019. He’ll continue his baseball career at LSU Eunice to play for the Bengals.

Report: LHSAA plans Wednesday conference call following Phase 1 of Louisiana’s reopening

Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards announced Monday the state will enter Phase 1 of reopening. The new phase will loosen restrictions the governor put in place in March as a way to reduce the spread of the COVID-19.

  SENIOR NIGHT: Sulphur baseball senior class

The 7Sports ‘Senior Night’ spotlight shines on the Sulphur baseball senior class. Nine Tors make up the 2020 senior class that was off to a solid 10-4 record before the season ended.

  Sports Person of the Week - Zack LaFargue

Things may look a little different around Kinder High School right now, but one thing remains the same.

  SENIOR NIGHT: East Beauregard fishing team senior class

The 7Sports ‘Senior Night’ spotlight shines on the East Beauregard fishing team senior class. The seven-man group helped start the fishing program for the Trojans and many went on to fish in the National tournament on Pickwick Lake in Florence, Alabama a year ago.

  SENIOR NIGHT: Patrick Stevens, LaGrange

The 7Sports ‘Senior Night’ spotlight shines on LaGrange's Patrick Stevens. Patrick is a four-year Gator Baseball player who mans first base and pitches.

  SENIOR NIGHT: Madison Guillory, St. Louis

The 7Sports ‘Senior Night’ spotlight shines on St. Louis’ Madison Guillory. Madison has played for the St. Louis softball team for four years manning sports at third and second base.

  SENIOR NIGHT: Jordyn Gill, Reeves

The 7Sports ‘Senior Night’ spotlight shines on Reeves’ Jordyn Gill. The multi-sport athlete played three sports for Reeves including softball and Track & Field in the spring. Jordyn ran track and played basketball for 4 years and she played softball for 3.

  SENIOR NIGHT: Chloe Oliver, Kinder

The 7Sports ‘Senior Night’ spotlight shines on Kinder’s Chloe Oliver. The dual-sport athlete is on both the track and softball teams.

  SENIOR NIGHT: Brooklyn Green and Kyleigh Hoskey, DeRidder

The 7Sports ‘Senior Night’ spotlight shines on DeRidder softball duo Brooklyn Green and Kyleigh Hoskey. The pair were part of the Lady Dragons’ 2018 Class 4A state title team.

  Sports Person of the Week - Ryan White

The Bell City senior is a discus thrower and power forward for the Bruins and currently holds the Class B record with a discus throw of 151 feet, 6 inches. He’ll throw and play basketball at Bethany College in Kansas.

  SENIOR NIGHT: Barbe baseball senior class

The 7Sports ‘Senior Night’ spotlight shines on the Barbe baseball senior class of 2020. The Bucs are coming off the 2019 Class 5A State Title as the team sported six seniors this season.

  SENIOR NIGHT: Addison Landry, Lake Arthur

The 7Sports ‘Senior Night’ spotlight shines on Lake Arthur’s Addison Landry. Addison has played six seasons on the Tiger baseball team filling in at first and third base. He also is a right-handed pitcher for the Tigers.

  SENIOR NIGHT: Kellon McCleon, Oberlin

The 7Sports ‘Senior Night’ spotlight shines on Oberlin’s Kellon McCleon. Kellon played six seasons on the Tiger baseball team as he assisted the team in winning the Class 1A title a season ago, the first in school history. He was named the game’s most outstanding player following his seven-inning, e

  SENIOR NIGHT: Natalie Clemmons, Lacassine

The 7Sports ‘Senior Night’ spotlight shines on Lacassine’s Natalie Clemmons. She has been a member of the Lady Cardinals cross country and track team since 7th grade. She is also a member of the Lady Cardinals golf team and helped the squad win back-to-back state titles in 2017 and 2018.

LCCP WR Keshlon Jackson picks up offer from Michigan State

The recruiting for LCCP’s Class of 2022 wide receiver Keshlon Jackson has started to pick up as of late. Jackson announced Friday he had picked up another major college offer from Michigan State University.

SENIOR NIGHT: Desiree’ Jackson, Westlake

The 7Sports ‘Senior Night’ spotlight shines on Westlake’s Desiree’ Jackson.

  Sports Person of the Week - Ashanti Carter

Carter recently committed to Alcorn State and will become the first softball signee in Washington-Marion's history.

  SENIOR NIGHT: Alejandra Gomez Llanes, Sulphur

The 7Sports ‘Senior Night’ spotlight shines on on Sulphur’s Alejandra Gomez Llanes. The track athlete is graduating with 4.0 GPA while participating in the High School Musical Talent Group. She is also a member of Beta, Choir, and Speech Club.

  SENIOR NIGHT: Dawson Noblitt and Daniel Rodriguez, Oakdale

The 7Sports ‘Senior Night’ spotlight shines on Oakdale tennis duo Dawson Noblitt and Daniel Rodriguez. The pair had waited since freshman year to be doubles partners for the Warriors’ tennis team. Both players have made it to the state tournament every year of their high school careers albeit with

  SENIOR NIGHT: Mallory Bell, Bell City

The first ‘Senior Night’ spotlight shines on Bell City’s Mallory Bell. Mallory has played varsity softball for the Lady Bruins since eighth grade and she’s played all over the infield during that time. In addition, she’s won multiple all-district honors in her career as well as being named to the 20

St. Louis golfer McKenzie LeDuff signs with Alabama State

St. Louis golfer McKenzie LeDuff knows where she’s heading to college as the 2020 golf prospect signed with Alabama State this past weekend.

Washington-Marion’s Ashanti Carter commits to Alcorn State

Washington-Marion junior pitcher and infielder Ashanti Carter made her college decision known this weekend as she announced her commitment to play for Alcorn State of the SWAC.

Sam Houston’s Tavyen Grice signs with Division II member Benedict College

Sam Houston wide receiver Tavyen Grice is ready to start his college football career. He made the announcement on Friday that he’s officially signed to play for Benedict College in South Carolina.

LCCP QB Dillon Simon commits to South Alabama

Lake Charles College Prep quarterback Dillion Simon has seen his recruitment pick up since February. Following his junior season, Simon was offered scholarships by Grambling, South Alabama, Prairie View A&M, Army and Lamar.

Jennings RB Trevor Etienne picks up second SEC offer

The recruitment for Jennings High School’s Class of 2022 running back Trevor Etienne has been picking up steam. Etienne announced Thursday he had picked up another major college offer from the University of Georgia.

  Local coaches react to cancellation of spring sports

It’s news many saw coming but didn’t want to hear. The LHSAA canceled all high school sports for the remainder of the school year.

  Sports Person of the Week - Gabe Meyer

The St. Louis track and field star won the Division II title as a junior and is currently ranked as the top thrower in the state and second in the nation with a distance of 185 feet and four inches.

LHSAA cancels remainder of winter and spring sports seasons due to coronavirus

On Thursday, the association officially announced that the remainder of the winter sports championships along with the spring sports regular seasons and championships have been cancelled.This includes the baseball and softball state championships that were set to take place in May in Sulphur.

LHSAA cancels Spring sports due to coronavirus pandemic

The Louisiana High School Athletic Association (LHSAA) has canceled the remainder of the Spring sports season due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Barbe alum Trey Quinn named to MaxPreps all-decade team

The past decade has produced some amazing high school football talent. On Monday, MaxPreps.com released its all-decade team for the 2010s that features Washington Redskin and Lake Charles native Trey Quinn.

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.

  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.

Former Washington-Marion coach Wayne Reese dies of Coronavirus

Louisiana football coaching legend Wayne Reese has died at the age 74 due to coronavirus. Reese was the head coach of McDonogh 35 in New Orleans and previously coached Washington-Marion from 1997-2001.

LaGrange junior Aasia Sam commits to ULM

On Thursday, following a stellar junior campaign that saw her help the Lady Gators win their first ever state title, Sam committed to ULM.

Sulphur alum Claralee Richard commits to McNeese

Former Sulphur Lady Tor Claralee Richard is heading back to the Lake Area after she announced her commitment to Kacie Cryer and the McNeese Cowgirls on Monday.

  Sports Person of the Week - Riley Dyson

The sophomore pitcher was unquestionably the Lady Panthers' star to start the year as she went 12-1 with a 1.92 ERA. She was just as dominant at the plate as she totaled a .681 average with 10 homers and 33 RBIs.

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

Pitkin’s Garrett Edwards will go down in Louisiana history as one of the best players to ever take the court. Edwards finished his prep career with over 4,100 points scored taking his team to the semifinals twice.

Lake Arthur junior Deonna Brister commits to Nicholls

Lake Arthur 2021 guard Deonna Brister has been one of Southwest Louisiana’s premier players for two years now. On Sunday, following a stellar junior campaign, Brister committed to Nicholls. She announced her commitment via Twitter.

  Local high school coaches react to suspension of spring sports season

Every spring athlete looks forward to competing this time of year, but the group hit the hardest? Seniors, who are missing their last go-round at the high school level.

  Sports Person of the Week - Laynee Jinks

Jinks was Fairview’s top scoring threat and was named the Most Outstanding Player in Class B after averaging nearly 18 points per game during the state tournament.

LHSAA holding out hope to play spring championships

LHSAA executive director Eddie Bonine released a statement Monday outlining the LHSAA’s plan for its spring sports over the next month. Last week, following Gov. Jon Bel Edwards’ proclamation, the LHSAA was forced to postpone much of the regular season for spring sports in addition to some champions

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

The LHSAA announced Friday afternoon that Marsh Madness will continue to be played at Burton Coliseum with limited attendance. The Class 5A, 2A and C championships were played in empty arenas, although state champions were crowned.

LHSAA announces limited attendance for remainder of Marsh Madness

The LHSAA boys basketball championships, aka Marsh Madness, will continue to be played at Burton Coliseum albeit with limited attendance. The LHSAA released a statement Friday afternoon outlining those allowed to be in attendance for the championship games Friday and Saturday.

LHSAA cancels high school fishing regional tournaments in response to coronavirus

The Louisiana High School Athletic Association (LHSAA) in conjunction with FLW and The Bass Federation (TBF), announced today the cancellation of three High School Fishing Regional Tournaments scheduled for Saturday, March 14 in response to the coronavirus pandemic.

  Sports Person of the Week - Alona Gray

Senior forward Alona Gray put together two of her best performances of the season in the state tournament, averaging 14 points and 9 boards while shooting 53 percent from the field, helping lead the Lady Gators to their first state title in program history.

  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