In 2015, Cedric Francis started playing for the Westlake Rams freshman football team. But two games into the season he was called up to the varsity team after a starter went down with an injury.
Sulphur High School’s Scott Jones and Chance Stone haven’t taken a break since leading the Tors to the LHSAA Class 5A quarterfinals back in May.
Westlake High School’s softball and baseball teams saw big improvements in 2017 leading to six players being voted to the LSWA 3A All-State softball and baseball teams.
LAKE CHARLES — Going into the final round on Saturday at the Louisiana High School Finals Rodeo, Sulphur High School sophomore Brooklyn Gunter knew her hopes of winning the pole bending state championship would come down to the wire. But she didn’t let the pressure get to her and won by just…
Results and current standings after the second go round of the Louisiana High School Finals Rodeo at the Burton Complex in Lake Charles. Final round will start today at 6:30 p.m.
LAKE CHARLES — W.W. Lewis Middle School eighth grader Kolby Stelly owned the Louisiana Junior High Finals Rodeo last week at the Burton Coliseum Complex.
Several local athletes turned in top performances on Saturday at the LHSAA 5A, 4A, 3A state track and field championship held at LSU's Bernie Moore Track Stadium.
MONROE — The Sulphur Tors’ season ended in Monroe on Saturday at the hands of 5A No. 1 West Monroe. The Rebels swept the quarterfinal series 2-0 with a 5-2 win.
MONROE – Top-ranked West Monroe flexed its muscle on Friday with 12 hits to win 9-1 over No. 9 Sulphur in the first game of a best-of-three quarterfinal playoff series.
With a No. 3 ranking, the Sam Houston Broncos are obviously loaded with talented players but it has been a pair of two-way stars that have been the most important piece of the puzzle that has them in the quarterfinals for the first time since 2013.
Two years ago, the Sulphur Tors were the top team in Class 5A and beat West Monroe in the quarterfinals but this year the roles are reversed.
The last two Division I state girls golf tournaments have been dominated by the Sulphur Lady Tors but quest for their third straight state title could be the toughest one yet.
SULPHUR — Errors in the third inning sunk the No. 5 Sam Houston Lady Broncos on Friday as they lost to No. 5 Central Baton Rouge 6-1 in the Class 5A quarterfinals at the LHSAA state softball tournament in Sulphur.
SULPHUR — The third-seeded East Beauregard softball team made the most of its first trip to the high school state softball tournament by advancing to the Class 1A semifinals with a 10-4 victory against No. 6 Montgomery.
SULPHUR — The top-seeded Rosepine Eagles flexed their muscles early, scoring five runs over the first three innings in a 6-1 Class 2A quarterfinal win over Kinder.
Chalk up DeRidder’s 14-13 2016 season as a learning period because a year later the Lady Dragons have more than doubled their win total and are headed to Sulphur for the LHSAA state softball tournament for the first time since 2013.
Last year was a rare miss for the Sam Houston Lady Broncos, but they will make the return trip to Sulphur on Friday looking to cement themselves as one of the top programs in the state again.
Westlake hasn’t been to the LHSAA state softball tournament since 2010 but it has been business as usual as they prepare for their return to Sulphur.
Rosepine was quickly bounced from the state tournament last year by Archbishop Hannan in the quarterfinals but is back with the No. 1 seed looking to show that last year was a fluke.
LAKE CHARLES — The top-five matchup between No. 2 Barbe and No. 3 Sam Houston on Thursday didn’t disappoint the sellout crowd at Barbe High School. The game went down to the wire with the Buc left fielder Tanner Littleton coming up with a big play at the end to seal the 1-0 win.
WESTLAKE - While the piers are relaxing for spring break, the eight-ranked Westlake Lady Rams were in the batting cage early Friday morning long before their Class 3A regional playoff game against St. James.
A look back at some of the top individual performances during the eighth week (April 10th through April 16th) of the 2017 prep softball and baseball season in the Southwest Daily News coverage area.
MOSS BLUFF — The Sulphur Tors were looking to win three straight District 3-5A track and field championships for the first time since 1993 but the Barbe Bucs ended the Tors streak at two on Tuesday at Sam Houston High School.
Barbe freshman Davis Meche showed his mettle on the basepaths and on the mound while helping the Bucs beat Sulphur 5-4 to remain in the District 3-5A title chase.
WESTLAKE — Rain washed out the first round of the St. Louis Catholic Invitational but that didn’t put a damper on the competition on Wednesday as the host Saints edged Barbe and Sulphur for the boys’ team title at the National Golf Club of Louisiana.
SULPHUR – With junior southpaw in control on the mound, the Sulphur Tors knocked of District 3-5A leading Sam Houston on Thursday 6-1 at McMurry Park.
A look back at some of the top individual performances during the seventh week (April 2nd through April 9th) of the 2017 prep softball and baseball season in the Southwest Daily News coverage area.