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  Barbe’s Jack Walker no hits Lafayette in 10-0 victory

Barbe senior pitcher Jack Walker threw a no-hitter against the Lafayette Lions in the Bucs’ 10-0 six-inning run-rule win Friday night.

  April 15 #SWLAPreps high school baseball and softball scores and highlights

  SWLApreps signing day April 14

  April 13 #SWLAPreps high school baseball and softball scores and highlights

LaGrange’s Jeriah Warren named LSWA’s Miss Basketball

  April 12 #SWLAPreps high school baseball and softball scores and highlights

  April 9 #SWLAPreps high school baseball and softball scores and highlights

Continued Coverage

  Sports Person of the Week - Jason Gormanous

Barbe softball moves up to 16 in MaxPreps rankings

  April 6 #SWLAPreps high school baseball and softball scores and highlights

Barbe falls, Sam Houston rises in MaxPreps Top 25 baseball rankings

  April 1 #SWLAPreps high school baseball and softball highlights

  Sports Person of the Week - Jack Walker

  St. Louis takes district lead over South Beauregard on walk-off, 2-1

St. Louis’ Luke Courville knocked home the game-winning run to help the Saints edge South Beauregard 2-1 in the bottom of the 7th inning. It was an impressive performance by both starting pitchers as the teams combined for just six hits.

  March 30. #SWLApreps Baseball/Softball Round-UP

March 30. #SWLApreps Baseball/Softball Round-UP

Barbe softball cracks MaxPreps’ Top 25 rankings

Barbe is currently ranked 25th in the country thanks to an impressive 23-1 record and a 20-game winning streak dating back to their loss to John Curtis on February 26.

MARCH 29 SOFTBALL POWER RATINGS: Four SWLA teams hold top-three rankings

While Southwest Louisiana is still without a No. 1 ranking, Barbe, Iowa, Rosepine and Merryville each come in as a top-three team in their respective classes. In fact, Iowa held down the top spot in the middle of the week before its loss to South Beauregard.

MARCH 29 BASEBALL POWER RATINGS: SWLA boasts four No. 1 teams

  Saint Louis Catholic’s Halyn Senegal unofficially breaks Louisiana High School girls 800-meter record

Arch Manning receives 5-star ranking from Rivals

  #SWLApreps Baseball/Softball Round Up March 26th

  Lady K’s upset top-ranked Iowa, 8-4

  Sports Person of the Week - Morgan Eaves

  Sam Houston hands Barbe its first loss of the season, 6-4

The Sam Houston Broncos avenged their loss on Tuesday night and handed Barbe their first loss of the season after defeating them 6-4 at home.

Barbe stands pat at No. 2 while Sam Houston remains in MaxPreps Top 25 baseball rankings

The Barbe Buccaneers and Sam Houston Broncos are no strangers to national attention from MaxPreps. In 2014, MaxPreps named the Bucs the national champions after a 39-2 season, while Sam Houston held down a top-five spot in the rankings just three years ago.

MARCH 22 SOFTBALL POWER RATINGS: Barbe, Iowa and Rosepine hold top-three rankings

While the Lake Area boasts five No. 1 rankings in the baseball power ratings, no area softball team holds the top spot. However, Barbe, Iowa and Rosepine each come in as a top-three team which means there is still room to move up in the final few weeks of the regular season.

MARCH 22 BASEBALL POWER RATINGS: Five SWLA teams top the charts

The week of March 22 sees five different teams hailing from Southwest Louisiana as the No. 1 team in their respective classes.

Newman QB Arch Manning film room

Manning has passed for 4,330 yards and 55 touchdowns in two seasons

  #SWLApreps Baseball/Softball Round Up March 19th

#SWLApreps Baseball/Softball Round Up March 19th

Leesville’s Rylei Taylor wins Div. II powerlifting state championship

In the 220 class of Division II, Taylor out lifted the competition by completed a squat rep of 285, a bench rep of 150 and a deadlift rep of 275.

LaGrange’s Jeriah Warren named MaxPreps Louisiana Player of the Year

The honors keep coming for Jeriah Warren and the LaGrange Lady Gators. Just weeks after repeating as the Class 4A Champions (the first Lake Charles-based girls basketball team to do so), MaxPreps named Warren the 2021 MaxPreps Louisiana High School Girls Basketball Player of the Year.

Parker Seilhan sets DIII record as three Iota Bulldogs win powerlifting state championships

Day one of the LHSAA Powerlifting State Championships kicked off Thursday at ULM’s Fant Ewing Coliseum in Monroe and the Iota Bulldogs spent plenty of time on the podium as Parker Seilhan, Branden Gary and Hayden Vasseur each won state championships in their weight class.

  Sports Person of the Week - Andrew Glass

Sports Person of the Week - Andrew Glass

  Barbe remains undefeated after beating St. Louis 6-1

Barbe remains undefeated after beating St. Louis 6-1

  Glass’ walk-off homer vs. Pineville keeps Sam Houston undefeated, 3-2

The Sam Houston Broncos remained unbeaten Tuesday night thanks to a walk-off home run off the bat of Andrew Glass. The solo homer would send the Broncos to a 3-2 win over Pineville.

  March. 12th #SWLApreps Baseballl/Softball Friday Night Round Up

March. 12th #SWLApreps Baseballl/Softball Friday Night Round Up

  Sports Person of the Week - Rylee Jinks

Sports Person of the Week - Rylee Jinks

  Hathaway falls to Simsboro in semifinal matchup, 67-61

The Hathaway Hornets earned a trip to the semifinal round for just the third time in program history, but the school is still in search of its first championship as the Hornets fell to No. 2 Simsboro, 67-61.

Parade planned for LaGrange Lady Gators championship basketball team

A parade is planned for Saturday to honor the LaGrange Lady Gators championship basketball team.

Southwest Louisiana lands eight on 2021 LHSCA All-Star basketball rosters

The rosters have been announced for the 2021 LHSCA All-Star Basketball games on March 20.

  St. Louis Catholic wins Girls Division II State Championship, first time since 1989

St. Louis Catholic wins Girls Division II State Championship, first time since 1989

  In the battle of the Tigers, Lake Arthur comes out on top to capture the Class 2A State Championship

In the battle of the Tigers Lake Arthur comes out on top capture the Class 2A State Championship

  LaGrange Lady Gators repeat as Class 4A State Champions

LaGrange defeats Huntington 49-42 to become the first team from Lake Charles to repeat as state champions.

  No. 3 Hathaway shuts down No. 6 Fairview to advance to the Class B semi-final

The Hathaway Hornets beat the Fairview Panthers 77-53 to advance to the Class B semi-final. The Hornets will take on the Simsboro Tigers for a chance to play in the state title game.

  Hicks defeats Reeves in Class C Girls State Championship

The No. 2 seeded Hicks Lady Pirates defeated No. 4 Reeves Lady Raiders to claim the girls basketball Class C State Championship title

  Fairview defeats Hathaway to win back-to-back Class B State Championships

The No. 2 seeded Fairview Lady Panthers overcame a 10-point halftime deficit to win back-to-back Class B State Championships. Fairview used a 19-7 third quarter to pull past top-seeded Hathaway 55-51 at the University Center in Hammond.

  Top-seeded LaGrange downs Warren-Easton to reach back-to-back 4A title games

The LaGrange Lady Gators are heading back to the Class 4A State Championship game for the second year-in-a-row after beating the Warren-Easton Eagles 50-40 in the semifinal final round at Burton Coliseum.

Basile wins third straight LHSAA Division III wrestling title, five local athletes take home individual state championships

The 2021 LHSAA State Wrestling Championships at the Raising Cane’s River Center in Baton Rouge, saw the Basile Bearcats bring home the school’s third-straight Division III wrestling title on Saturday. Meanwhile, wrestlers from Sulphur and St. Louis each won individual state titles as well.

Southwest Louisiana sends six teams to quarterfinal round

The second round of the LHSAA boys’ basketball playoffs wrapped up Tuesday night and after the dust settled only six teams from the Lake Area remained alive in the playoffs.

Lady K’s can’t contain hot-shooting Northwest Lady Raiders, 58-52

The third-seeded South Beauregard Lady K’s would start fast but falter in their semifinal loss to No. 7 Northwest, 58-52. South Beau’s championship pedigree was on display to open the game as the Lady K’s would build a 12-5 advantage. That lead would hold at halftime, 23-20.

  Top-seeded St. Louis pulls past No. 4 St. Thomas More, 48-41

St. Louis is headed back to the Division II Championship game following the school’s 48-41 win over St. Thomas More in the semifinal round. The Lady Saints would use a 9-0 run in the fourth quarter to re-take the lead and down the fourth-seeded Lady Cougars to make their second straight title game a

  Merryville’s rally falls short against Northwood-Lena, 46-39

The second-seeded Merryville Lady Panthers achieved their goal of reach Marsh Madness for the second year in a row, unfortunately, their season ended a game before the championship bout. The Lady Panthers would start slow and couldn’t complete the comeback as No. 3 Northwood-Lena downed Merryville,

  No. 4 Reeves shuts down top-seeded Gibsland-Coleman to advance to the Class C Title Game

For only the second time in school history, the Reeves Lady Raiders are headed to the Class C State Championship game after upsetting the No. 1 seed, Gibsland-Coleman. The Lady Raiders outscored the Lady Bulldogs 31-22 in the second half to win, 46-34.

A trio of Southwest Louisiana teams advance to quarterfinal round of boys’ playoffs on Monday

The second round of the LHSAA boys’ basketball playoffs tipped off Monday with a trio of teams hailing from Southwest Louisiana advancing to the quarterfinal round. The rest of the second round will be completed Tuesday night.

  Fairview, Hathaway and Lake Arthur advance to title games

The LHSAA girls Marsh Madness began Monday with three teams hailing from South Louisiana punching their tickets to the state championship later this week.

Washington-Marion opts out of boys playoffs due to COVID-19

Washington-Marion, the No. 7 seed in the Class 4A Playoffs has opted out of the playoffs due to an internal case of COVID-19. The Charging Indians were set to play No. 10 Plaquemines on Tuesday night at home.

  Handful of Southwest Louisiana teams advance to second round of LHSAA boys’ basketball playoffs

The first round of the LHSAA boys’ basketball playoffs tipped off Friday as six local teams won their opening game to advance to the second round of the playoffs.

  Sports Person of the Week - Mackenzie Joseph

The Vinton Lady Lions made the playoffs this season for the first time since 2005. The girls doubled down on history picking up an upset win over 6th seeded Franklin in the first round. The playoff win is believed to be the first for the program since the 1980s and perhaps beyond.

  Nine Southwest Louisiana girls teams punch their ticket to Marsh Madness

It’s a banner year for girls’ basketball in Southwest Louisiana as nine teams are headed to the semifinal round of the LHSAA basketball tournament. The semifinal round will be split between Lake Charles and Hammond.

LHSAA Marsh Madness tournaments to tip off at Burton on March 1

The LHSAA Marsh Madness Girls’ Basketball State Championship Semi-finals will be held March 1 – 3, followed by the Boys’ Basketball State Championship Semifinals and Finals Tournament, March 8 – 13, at the Burton Coliseum Complex, 7001 Gulf Hwy. Boys’ semifinal games will be played March 8 – March 1

13 Southwest Louisiana girls teams advance to the quarterfinals

The second round of the LHSAA girls basketball playoffs wrapped up Tuesday with Southwest Louisiana sending 12 teams to the quarterfinal round including all three No. 1 seeds.

  St. Louis rolls Teurlings Catholic as LHSAA girls basketball playoffs continue

The second round of the LHSAA girls basketball playoffs continued Monday with Southwest Louisiana heavily involved.

  St. Louis claims back-to-back Div. II team titles at the 2021 LHSAA Indoor Track & Field State Meet

Southwest Louisiana racked up Sunday at the 2021 LHSAA Indoor Track & Field State Meet at the Carl Maddox Fieldhouse in Baton Rouge. The area brought home six individual state championships and a team title.

LHSAA releases 2021 boys basketball playoff brackets

The LHSAA released its 2021 boys’ basketball playoff brackets Monday. The championships will be held March 8-13 at Burton Coliseum in Lake Charles. The semifinal round will be split between the University Center and Burton Coliseum.

  Iota, Kinder and Vinton pick up playoff wins

The opening round of the LHSAA girls basketball playoffs continued Friday with a trio of games involving Southwest Louisiana schools. The first round continues with 11 games on Saturday.

  Sports Person of the Week - Deonna Brister

Sports Person of the Week - Deonna Brister

  Feb. 18th Round 1 #SWLApreps Girls Basketball playoffs

Final scores and highlights from round 1 of the playoffs tonight.

LaGrange’s Aasia Sam and Jeriah Warren named McDonald’s All-American nominees

The reigning Class 4A state champion LaGrange Lady Gators picked up where they left off this season as the team has secured another No. 1 seed in the playoffs. Before their playoff run begins, a pair of standouts received a big honor Thursday as Aasia Sam and Jeriah Warren were named McDonald’s All-

Barbe baseball ranked No. 9 in MaxPreps’ preseason Top 25

The Barbe Buccaneer baseball program is no stranger to national attention and on Wednesday, the program earned another honor being named a top-ten team in the country. The preseason MaxPreps Top 25 high school baseball rankings have the Bucs listed as its ninth-best team.

SNEAUX DAY: Southwest Louisiana sports fields blanketed with snow

Monday was a day of snowy fun for many in Southwest Louisiana as the area was covered in snow or an icy slush. It also saw our sports fields blanketed with a coat of white.

LHSAA releases 2021 girls basketball playoff brackets

The LHSAA released its 2021 girls’ basketball playoff brackets Monday. The championships will be held March 1-6 at Southeastern’s University Center in Hammond. The semifinal round will be split between the University Center and Burton Coliseum here in Lake Charles.

  Feb. 12th #SWLApreps High School Basketball

Feb. 12th #SWLApreps High School Basketball

  Sports Person of the Week - Ashtyn Lilly

Sports Person of the Week - Ashtyn Lilly

  No. 8 Sulphur falls in defensive battle to No. 9 Dutchtown, 1-0

The Sulphur Golden Tor soccer team was back in the second round of the playoffs for the eighth time in nine seasons hosting ninth-seeded Dutchtown. The No. 8 seed, Sulphur, held the Griffins scoreless in the first half, but a lone Dutchtown goal would give the Griffins the 1-0 win over the Tors.

St. Louis, DeRidder win second-round soccer playoff games

The St. Louis and DeRidder girls soccer teams advanced to the quarterfinal round of the Division III girls soccer playoffs on Tuesday.

  Sports Person of the Week - Josie Ogea

Sports Person of the Week - Josie Ogea

  Feb. 5th #SWLA High School Basketball

Feb. 5th #SWLA High School Basketball

LHSAA releases 2021 boys soccer playoff brackets

The LHSAA released its 2021 boys soccer tournament brackets Wednesday. The championship matches will be held February 24-27 at Strawberry Stadium in Hammond.

  NATIONAL SIGNING DAY: Southwest Louisiana 2021 athletes sign letters of intent

The Class of 2021 could officially put their college commitments in writing today.

Feb. 2 #SWLApreps high school basketball scores

Here are the final scores from local coverage teams that were sent to us tonight. Send in your team’s scores to sports@kplctv.com.

LHSAA releases 2021 girls soccer playoff brackets

The LHSAA released its 2021 girls soccer tournament brackets Tuesday. The championship matches will be held February 24-27 at Strawberry Stadium in Hammond.