High-school

  Sports Person of the Week - Michael Fontenot

The junior was named the 2A title game's most outstanding player after finishing with five RBIs off three hits, including a two-run bomb.

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

Numerous #SWLApreps athletes sign on the dotted line this week

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

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

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

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

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  Kinder rides big inning to Class 2A state baseball title

  Pitkin baseball wins first state championship in 20 years

  Six #SWLApreps baseball teams advance to state championships

  Sports Person of the Week - Jace LeJeune

  LHSAA State baseball tournament resumes Sunday

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

  #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

Lacassine’s Carly Whittington wins Division II individual golf championship

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

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

  LCCP’s Young and Felton sign to play college basketball

Hathaway wins Division IV golf state championship

  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.

2019 Louisiana High School All-Star basketball rosters announced

The rosters have been announced for the 2019 LHSCA / LHSBCA All-Star Basketball games on March 16.

Sam Houston baseball ranked as No. 1 team in the nation

Sam Houston High School continues to get recognized on the national stage. On Monday, the Broncos were recognized by Collegiate Baseball Newspaper as the top team in its National High School Poll.

Barbe sophomore pitcher Adam Guth throws perfect game

Barbe baseball tradition speaks for itself and it grew Monday night as pitcher Adam Guth threw the third perfect game in Buccaneer history. The sophomore lefty was dominate on the bump as he blanked St. Louis at home, 5-0.

  March 12 #SWLAPreps high school baseball & softball highlights

Barbe softball beats Sam Houston, 9-6 & Sam Houston baseball run-rules South Beauregard to stay undefeated.

LCCP basketball coach Mack Guillory resigns

Lake Charles College Prep boys’ basketball coach Mack Guillory is resigning from his position after four seasons with the Trailblazers.

Barbe alum Brandi Williams named Sun Belt Freshman Of The Year

UL Lafayette women’s basketball freshman guard Brandi Williams, who set a school record for most points scored in a single season by a freshman and is on pace to set a school record for free throw percentage in a single season, was named Sun Belt Women’s Basketball Freshman of the Year as a part of

  Hamilton Christian falls to Lafayette Christian in Division IV state championship

In their first-ever Division IV state championship appearance, the Hamilton Christian Warriors fell just five points to the reigning champs, the Lafayette Christian Knights.

  Sports Person of the Week - Michael Thomas

The junior recently committed to Louisiana Lafayette and has helped lead the Warriors to their first state title game in school history.

  St. Louis falls in semifinal matchup with De La Salle, 55-52

In the final semifinal matchup featuring a team from Southwest Louisiana, the St. Louis Saints fell to the De La Salle Cavaliers in heartbreaking fashion on Wednesday afternoon at Burton Coliseum

Sam Houston baseball nationally ranked by multiple publications

Sam Houston High School is no stranger to lofty rankings. For the third straight year, the Bronco baseball team is ranked nationally among high school teams.

  Leesville falls in semifinal matchup with Breaux Bridge, 56-33

Leesville’s impressive run to the state tournament ended on Tuesday as the second-seeded Wampus Cats fell to Breaux Bridge, 56-53 at Burton Coliseum.

  Hamilton Christian downs Central Catholic to make first-ever championship game

The third time was the charm for the Hamilton Christian Warriors as HCS punched its ticket to the Division IV title game after beating Central Catholic, 55-42, Tuesday at Burton Coliseum. This will be the school’s first-ever trip to a state championship game after falling in the semifinal round each

  Lake Arthur falls in semifinal matchup with Port Allen, 50-46

Lake Arthur’s impressive run to the state tournament ended on Monday as the sixth-seeded Tigers fell to Port Allen, 50-46 at Burton Coliseum. It was Lake Arthur’s first trip to the semifinals since 1956.

  #SWLAPreps boys basketball playoffs: quarterfinal round highlights

Four #SWLAprep teams head to Burton.

SWLA sends four teams to Burton for Marsh Madness

St. Louis, Hamilton Christian, Lake Arthur and Leesville are all heading to Burton.

  Elton defeats Delhi, 51-44 to win Class 1A championship

For the first time in 44 years, the Elton Lady Indians can call themselves state champions.

  Reeves falls to Plainview in the Class C title game, 55-32

The Reeves Lady Raiders were hoping that the third time was the charm. Reeves fell to Plainview twice in the regular season and on Friday did so again in the Class C state title game. The Lady Hornets captured an early lead and never looked back outscoring Reeves in each quarter.

  St. Louis falls 64-60 in Division II state title game

After leading for most of the game, The Saints fall (64-60) in heartbreaking fashion to Lee Magnet in the LHSAA Division II State championship.

LCCP wide receiver Solomon Lewis gets Miami offer

The LCCP Trailblazers continue to live up to their name. Over the last year, the Blazers have seen their first district title, playoff win and football signee. On Friday, more history was made as as wide receiver Solomon Lewis became the first Blazer to receive a Power Five offer.

  Sports Person of the Week - Mirjam Posthuma

The senior foreign-exchange student has helped lead the Reeves Lady Raiders to their first state championship game since 1974.

  Fairview falls in Class B semifinal matchup with Anacoco

When a team commits 21 turnovers and only shoots 38 percent from the field— it shouldn’t expect to win. Anacoco did just that as it eliminated district foe Fairview in the Class B semifinals.

Hamilton Christian guard Michael ‘Deuce’ Thomas commits to UL Lafayette

Hamilton Christian guard Michael Thomas announced his commitment to UL Lafayette on his Twitter account Tuesday following HCS’ second-round playoff win over St. Frederick.