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Golf team manages traveling experience

Golf team manages traveling experience

Zachary Araki, Assistant Editor

April 16, 2019


Filed under Sports

With no home field, the golf team faces obstacles and rewards when traveling to each tournament. The team generally leaves the day before practice rounds on Saturday for possibly a six to seven hour drive and returns Tuesday after competition. Kristofer Kerr, a sophomore golfer, shared his experience ...

Player values hard work and life lessons

Player values hard work and life lessons

Erica Welter, Staff Reporter

April 16, 2019


Filed under Sports

Lakeland, Tennessee native Trey Harrington, a sophomore business administration major, has been playing baseball since he was a child. Harrington appeared in 32 games, started in 12 and hit his first career home run his freshman year. With a little over a month to go in this year’s regular season...

Fundraiser supports a second chance

Fundraiser supports a second chance

Zachary Araki, Assistant Editor

April 16, 2019


Filed under Sports

The “Team Louisiana Annual Donor Dash 5K Walk/Run” aims to promote organ donation and celebrate transplant recipients. Coinciding with National Donate Life Month, the event is scheduled for Saturday, April 27 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. in Zemurray Park. All proceeds will go towards Team Louisiana co...

Senior basketball player finds success in Minn.

Senior basketball player finds success in Minn.

Erica Welter, Staff Reporter

April 16, 2019


Filed under Showcase, Sports

The Dos Equis 3X3U Tournament earlier this month gave Moses Greenwood, a senior forward for the men’s basketball team, the chance to showcase his athletic skills. Senior players from 33 Division I conferences competed. Each team was comprised of four players including one substitute. “It was an am...

Lions to face the Bulldogs in 2021

Lions to face the Bulldogs in 2021

Johnathan Zeringue, Staff Reporter

April 16, 2019


Filed under Showcase, Sports

The Lions football team is scheduled to travel to Ruston to play Louisiana Tech University in the 2021 season to benefit the athletic programs of both universities. The athletic department handles various responsibilities of all the university’s sports, such as creating the teams’ season schedule...

Students can get muddy and have fun

Students can get muddy and have fun

Johnathan Zeringue, Staff Reporter

April 16, 2019


Filed under Sports

The annual “Fais Do Do and Swamp Bowl” offers students a chance to enjoy friendly competition as final exams approach. The event will be held on Thursday, May 2 from 3-7:30 p.m. outside the Pennington Student Activity Center. The “Swamp Bowl” tournament will provide participants with a fun and safe environm...

From Scotland to the States: a coach’s journey

From Scotland to the States: a coach’s journey

Gerard Borne, Staff Reporter

April 16, 2019


Filed under Sports

Christopher McBride, head coach of soccer, has traveled the world through his love for soccer. McBride entered his third year as the fourth head coach of the Lady Lions soccer team. McBride previously coached at the University of North Alabama and the University of South Alabama. When McBride developed...

Lady Lions triumph

Lady Lions triumph

Gerard Borne, Staff Reporter

April 14, 2019


Filed under Sports

The Lady Lions softball team returned from a loss to take a 2-1 series win against Lamar University. The teams competed in North Oak Park on April 12-13. The wins improved the Lady Lions' overall record to 24-17. In the first game, Briahna Bennett, a freshman pitcher, hit a grand slam, and in the...

Lions take the series against Demons

Lions take the series against Demons

Gerard Borne, Staff Reporter

April 14, 2019


Filed under Sports

The Lions baseball team won the series against the Northwestern State University Demons but dropped the final match. The first two matches ended with 5-3 and 8-1 victories while the third one resulted in a 1-3 loss. The series put the Lions' overall record at 18-18. In the second game, Preston Faulkner,...

Lions drop match to Green Wave

Lions drop match to Green Wave

Johnathan Zeringue, Staff Reporter

April 10, 2019


Filed under Sports

The Lions baseball team fought but lost to the Tulane University Green Wave 15-14. The teams competed on April 9 at 6 p.m. at Pat Kenelly Diamond at Alumni Field. The loss dropped the Lions' overall record to 16-17. The game ended with a Lions player caught stealing second base. “It’s tough...

Why athletes leave the game

Why athletes leave the game

Johnathan Zeringue, Staff Reporter

April 9, 2019


Filed under Sports

Being a student-athletes requires commitment and dedication to a sport, but some athletes may decide to pursue different paths for multiple reasons. Adam Sevario, a senior business management major and a former university baseball player, explained how the schedule for a student-athlete can become a ...

Practicing for perfection

Practicing for perfection

Shaelyn Martinez, Staff Reporter

April 9, 2019


Filed under Sports

Interested students can become involved in intramural teams through a variety of sports like basketball, soccer, softball and volleyball as well as others like battleship, home run derby and doubles badminton. James Schopp, a senior accounting major, plays intramural flag football and softball. While som...