Basketball

LHSAA releases 2021 softball playoff brackets

The LHSAA released its 2021 softball playoff brackets Friday. The championships will be held April 29-May 1 at Frasch Park in Sulphur.

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

  Sports Person of the Week - Rylee Jinks

  Hathaway falls to Simsboro in semifinal matchup, 67-61

Parade planned for LaGrange Lady Gators championship basketball team

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

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

Continued Coverage

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

  LaGrange Lady Gators repeat as Class 4A State Champions

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

  Hicks defeats Reeves in Class C Girls State Championship

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

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

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

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

  Fairview, Hathaway and Lake Arthur advance to title games

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

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

  Sports Person of the Week - Mackenzie Joseph

  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.

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-

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

  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

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.

  Jan. 30th #SWLApreps High school Basketball

Jan. 30th #SWLApreps High school Basketball

  Sam Houston breaks in new gym with win as South Beauregard nabs big district victory

Scores and highlights for Southwest Louisiana basketball on Jan. 29

  Sports Person of the Week - Tremond Thompson

Sports Person of the Week - Tremond Thompson

  Jan. 26th #SWLApreps high school basketball round up

Jan. 26th #SWLA Hoops Highlights

  2021 MLK Warrior Classic Tournament

Final scores from the MLK Warrior Classic Basketball Tournament.

  Jan. 22 #SWLApreps high school basketball roundup

Highlights from Friday night’s high school basketball action across the area. Scores can be found below. Please send scores to scores@kplctv.com.

  Sports Person of the Week - Raven Guillory

The team is 10-1 and is undefeated in district play. Junior shooting guard Raven Guillory has been a major part of their success.

  #SWLA Hoops Highlights Tuesday Jan. 19th

Highlights and scores from tonight’s high school basketball games in our coverage area.

  Jan. 15 #SWLApreps high school basketball highlights

High School hoops highlights and finals from January 15, 2021

  Sports Person of the Week - DeMarcus Jack

The Elton Indians beat the Hamilton Christian Warriors this week for the first time since 2013, and one of the reasons for that was because of Demarcus Jack.

MLK Warrior Classic to be held at Burton Coliseum on Jan. 23

Basketball is back in Burton! Hamilton Christian is hosting the MLK Warrior Classic at Burton Coliseum on Saturday, Jan. 23. 20 teams will compete in 10 games throughout the day, including both girl and boy teams from schools across Louisiana and the number one ranked high school player from North C

  #SWLA Hoops; Iowa blows past Kaplan 88 - 22

Iowa Yellow Jackets blow out Kaplan 88 - 22

  SWLA Hoops Highlights Tuesday Jan. 12th

Highlights and scores from some of our local area high school teams.

  Jan. 8 #SWLApreps high school basketball highlights

Highlights from Friday night’s high school basketball action across the area. Scores can be found below. Please send scores to scores@kplctv.com.

  Remembering Albert Hartwell

The Lake Area lost a coaching legend Wednesday night. Albert Hartwell is remembered not only as a championship-winning basketball coach with Washington-Marion but a man who knew how to make an impression.

  Washington-Marion championship coach Albert Hartwell dies at 72

Former Washington-Marion basketball coach Albert Hartwell has died at the age of 72.Hartwell passed away Wednesday Night from natural causes and will be remembered for his championship legacy at the high school level.

  Jan. 5 #SWLApreps high school basketball highlights

#SWLApreps hoops Jan. 5

  Coaching #SWLAHoops while in a Pandemic

COVID-19 changed the landscape of sports.

  Sam Houston rallies, but Langley’s three in overtime gives Iowa the Bronco Classic Title

Despite a 13-point fourth-quarter deficit, Sam Houston would force overtime on a Dylan Chavis three-point shot, before Iowa would win it in the extra period on a three-point bucket as well. Landon Langley’s three-pointer with less than five seconds to play gave the Yellow Jackets the 55-52 win that

  Washington-Marion’s defense fuels 61-44 win over LCCP

The Washington-Marion Charging Indians defended their home court Tuesday night downing the LCCP Trailblazers, 61-44. It was the nightcap for The Washington-Marion Classic.

  Saturday #SWLApreps hoops

Mullet Builder's Basketball Tournament at Iowa High School - Championship games

  SWLAHoops: December 17, 2020

Highlights from a couple games in the area tonight.

  Dec. 3 #SWLA high school basketball highlights

Basketball highlights from Dec. 3

  Dec. 2 #SWLApreps high school basketball highlights

Highlights from Wednesday night high school basketball action across Southwest Louisiana.

  Dec. 1 #SWLA high school basketball highlights

Dec. 1 SWLA high school basketball

  7th annual Showdown in the Lake basketball tournament tips off Wednesday

The Sunday Players Showdown in the Lake Basketball Classic returns for its seventh year on Wednesday, December 1. This year the tournament will be exclusively held at Hamilton Christian.

  SWLAPREPS Hoops - Sulphur Thanksgiving Classic

Highlights from Sulphur Thanksgiving Classic

  Southwest Louisiana 2021 athletes sign on National Signing Day’s early period

Wednesday was the start of the Early Signing Period for the 2021 class for many NCAA sports like basketball, baseball and softball.

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.

Rick LeBato steps down as St. Louis basketball coach

St. Louis Catholic head basketball coach Rick LeBato informed the school Wednesday morning that he’s stepping down from his position due to concerns over the coronavirus for the upcoming school year. LeBato spent eight seasons with the Saints.

LHSAA says it is fully committed to fall sports

The Louisiana High School Athletic Association (LHSAA) released an updated statement on Wednesday, July 8, about fall sports related to COVID-19. The LHSAA said it is fully committed to the safe return of fall sports.

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.

  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.

  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.

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.

  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.

  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.

  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.

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.

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.

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.