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St. Louis hires Mack Guillory as head basketball coach

The St. Louis Catholic High Schools boys’ basketball team will be under new leadership this season with the hire of Mack Guillory.

LHSAA’s Eddie Bonine introduces ‘ambitious’ plan for 2020 football season

  Start of Louisiana’s high school football season delayed until Oct. 8-10

  Lake Area players and coaches remain hopeful for 2020 football season

  Sports Person of the Week - Jake Brown

Rick LeBato steps down as St. Louis basketball coach

LHSAA holds firm on August 3 start date for football practices

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Lake Charles to host three-game series for canceled Southeastern Shootout

  Remembering Sulphur football legend Shannon Suarez

  Legendary Sulphur football coach Shannon Suarez passes away

‘We have no intention of cancelling fall sports’ - LHSAA exec. dir. writes letter to parents, athletes; offers timeline for start

  7-in-Seven Countdown: Top Touchdown Live teams in 2020

  Future Stars Series National Combine kicked off on Sunday

  La. must flatten the curve again for high school sports to start

Though the Louisiana High School Athletic Association (LHSAA) says it has no plans to cancel sports seasons this fall, a string of bad weeks in the state’s fight against the coronavirus may force schools to delay or cancel some games.

LHSAA clarifies ‘Phase Four’ statement regarding high school football

LHSAA Executive Director Eddie Bonine provides some much needed clarification on his phase four, while St. James head coach Robert Valdez explains what needs to happen for football to be possible this fall.

Five SWLA football players named to Maxpreps preseason All-Louisiana football team

MaxPreps named five Southwest Louisiana athletes to the 2020 preseason All-Louisiana football team. All five players hail from schools in district 4-3A.

SWLA coaches react to LHSAA ‘no football until out of phase 3′ announcement

The coronavirus has left coaches with a lot of unknowns about athletes’ return to the field at every level.

  7-in-Seven Countdown: Top surprise teams in 2020

  Sports Person of the Week - Tyler LeJeune

Iowa’s Cejae Ceasar commits to UL Lafayette

LHSAA says it is fully committed to fall sports

Class of 2021 showcase their skills at Future Stars Series Tournament

  7-in-Seven Countdown: Top Touchdown Live matchups in 2020

Senator asks for ban on school sports through fall

A Louisiana state senator has called for all athletic activities to be cancelled for K through 12 public schools in Louisiana through December because of COVID-19.

Jennings RB Trevor Etienne picks up offer from Clemson

Following a monster sophomore season, Jennings running back Trevor Etienne has seen his recruitment pick up steam. On Saturday he announced that he received an offer from the Clemson Tigers.

LaGrange alum Colton Frank IV to transfer to Southern

Former LaGrange High School star Colton Frank IV announced he’s transferring from UL Lafayette to Southern University to the play for Jaguars. Frank announced the move on his Twitter account.

  Lake Area football coaches address COVID-19 concerns during summer workouts

The LHSAA announced summer workouts could begin June 8th for schools. But fast forward almost a month later and things haven’t been as smooth as everyone had originally hoped.

Dexter Washington to take over Hamilton Christian head football coaching duties in 2020

The Hamilton Christian football program will see change once again at head coach. Although this time around it’ll be a familiar face taking over. HCS athletics director and head basketball coach Dexter Washington will assume head coaching duties following Jules Sullen’s departure for McNeese.

Hamilton Christian’s Jules Sullen leaves for advisor position at McNeese

Hamilton Christian head football coach Jules Sullen is leaving his post with the Warriors and is headed to be an athletics advisor with McNeese. Sullen leaves HCS after just one season with the Warriors.

Iota infielder Tyler LeJeune commits to LSU

One of the area’s top baseball prospects announced his college choice on Friday. Rising junior infielder Tyler LeJeune took to Twitter to announce that he’ll suit up for the LSU Tigers once his days at Iota are over.

  Washington-Marion introduces Robert Palmer as new boys basketball head coach

The school didn’t have to look far to find its next head coach. In fact, he’s been court-side for nearly a decade. The school announced on Friday that assistant coach Robert Palmer will lead the program going forward, taking over for Hartwell.

KPLC 7 Sports’ 7-in-Seven Countdown returns June 22

In the seven weeks prior to football season, KPLC 7 Sports will once again bring you the 7-in-Seven countdown each week leading into our TDL: Two-A-Days coverage. Countdowns will include topics from McNeese's most exciting matchups to the top high school prospects in Southwest Louisiana.

  Fauci: ‘Football may not happen this year’

The prediction comes even as the NFL and NCAA are ramping up for fall ball.

  Sports Person of the Week - Jaiven Creary

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.

  Lake Area high school athletes return to campus for summer workouts

For the first time in nearly three months, high school athletes could practice at school. The LHSAA executive committee voted last week to allow teams to resume activities that fall under Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards’ Phase 2 plan on June 8.

LCCP WR Keshlon Jackson receives offer from Colorado

Jackson took to Twitter on Friday to announce that he picked up an offer from the University of Colorado. It’s Jackson’s fourth Power 5 offer and his first from a Pac-12 university.

  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.

Lake Area selected as host site for LHSAA boys’ basketball, softball and baseball state championships

The LHSAA executive committee met for a 90-minute Zoom meeting Wednesday that focused on summer practice rules, possible violations on the coronavirus practice ban and championship venues.

LHSAA explains how schools will be monitored after extended school year period

Just like every sports organization, the LHSAA is trying to navigate uncharted waters when it comes to getting its sports programs back up and running and unlike major college programs or professional teams, high schools tend to have various infrastructure challenges.

  SENIOR NIGHT: Jacob Humphries, LCCP

The 7Sports ‘Senior Night’ spotlight shines on LCCP baseballer Jacob Humphries. He has been on the Trailblazers’ varsity baseball team since the 10th grade as an outfielder, first and third baseman, and relief pitcher. This past year he was voted team captain.

  LCCP WR Solomon Lewis commits to Louisiana Tech

After seeing his recruitment pick up steam over the last year, LCCP junior wide receiver Solomon Lewis announced his college choice on Friday. Lewis opted to stay in state but go further north as he committed to the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs.

  Coronavirus leads to new football recruiting style

Recruiting is the lifeblood of every college program. The stars of tomorrow are evaluated and chosen months or even years in advance to stepping on campus. The coronavirus has obviously made that job harder for coaches.

  LaGrange guard Jeriah Warren commits to Florida

Arguably the top girls basketball recruit in not only the area but the state of Louisiana has made her college choice. LaGrange guard Jeriah Warren announced on Friday that she has committed to the University of Florida.

  SENIOR NIGHT: Bryce Austin, DeRidder

The 7Sports ‘Senior Night’ spotlight shines on DeRidder baseballer Bryce Austin. He's been a member of the program for four seasons playing outfield and first base along with pitching. His favorite memory was pitching in the 2018 4A State Championship Game.

  SENIOR NIGHT: Me’Kayli Clark, LCCP

The 7Sports ‘Senior Night’ spotlight shines on Lake Charles College Prep track star Me’Kayli Clark. She had quite a career on the track qualifying for regionals in 2018 in long jump and placing 7th in the 4x2 Relay and 4th in the 4x4 Relay at this year’s LHSAA Indoor Track and Field Championships.

  Sam Houston alum Silas Ardoin reflects on freshman season at Texas

Though Ardoin admits that his preparation for the season in the fall was challenging, he says he embraces the grind that comes with being a collegiate athlete. He started in 8 games during the shortened season and batted .241 with a fielding percentage of 96.7.

  SENIOR NIGHT: Karlee Buxton and Kaitlin Lilly, Elizabeth

The 7Sports ‘Senior Night’ spotlight shines on the softball senior class at Elizabeth as Karlee Buxton and Kaitlin Lilly make up the two-person class.

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

The Yellow Jackets of Iowa had a pair of players sign their letters of intent on Tuesday at the high school.

Manning Passing Academy in Thibodaux canceled for 2020

The prestigious national camp will resume in June 2021 where it will celebrate its 25th anniversary

  SENIOR NIGHT: East Beauregard baseball senior class

The 7Sports ‘Senior Night’ spotlight shines on the East Beauregard baseball senior class. The six-man group got the Trojans into the playoffs twice during their careers with this season looking like another chance to do so as they sat 16th in the state.

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

While the 2021 baseball season is still nearly nine months away for most schools, MaxPreps.com took a look at the Top 50 players expected to compete next season. Making the cut was Barbe junior pitcher Jack Walker, one of two players on the list from the state of Louisiana.

  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

The 7Sports ‘Senior Night’ spotlight shines on Rosepine baseballer Jonathon McMahon. Jonathon has been a key member for the Eagles for three years playing all over the infield. He has pitched, played first base, third base and catcher.

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

Washington Redskin wide receiver Trey Quinn has been a stat sheet stuffer his whole career. Quinn won another honor this week as he was named the 'Greatest Receiver in LHSAA Prep Football History by winning the ‘VSN Louisiana Bracket Challenge.’ The challenge was a week-long poll that ran on Twitter

  SENIOR NIGHT: Madison Brinkman, St. Louis

The 7Sports ‘Senior Night’ spotlight shines on St. Louis infielder Madison Brinkman. Madison has played for the Saints since her freshman season manning both shortstop and third base.

LCCP wide receiver Glynn Johnson commits to New Mexico State

The Lake Charles College Prep Trailblazers burst onto the scene in 2018 making the school’s first-ever quarterfinal appearance. A year later saw the Blazers win another district title.Following a similar path is rising senior wide receiver Glynn Johnson. The 2021 prospect announced his commitment t

  SENIOR NIGHT: DeQuincy baseball senior class

The 7Sports ‘Senior Night’ spotlight shines on the DeQuincy baseball senior class. The three-man group consisted of Cooper Hext, Eli Cox and Hunter Perkins. The trio helped establish the Tiger baseball team as one of the area's most consistent threats.

  SENIOR NIGHT: Abby Lobue, Sulphur

The 7Sports ‘Senior Night’ spotlight shines on Sulphur softballer Abby Lobue. Abby was a four-year Lady Tor on the softball team and in her final game, she hit a 3-run home run making it one she’ll never forget.

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.