The Lion's Roar

Personal development goes beyond the game

Personal development goes beyond the game

Prakriti Adhikari, Staff Reporter

May 14, 2019

Playing a sport and developing athletic abilities enables athletes to grow beyond just the field. Athletes get an opportunity to advance skills like leadership, maintaining trust and accepting failures and successes while learning to play a sport with their teammates. David DiPiazza, president of the menâ€...

Lady Lions triumph

Lady Lions triumph

Gerard Borne, Staff Reporter

April 14, 2019

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...

Lady Lions trounced by Warhawks

Lady Lions trounced by Warhawks

Gerard Borne, Staff Reporter

April 3, 2019

The Lady Lions softball team took on the University of Louisiana at Monroe Warhawks to a 4-3 loss. The teams faced off on April 2 at North oak Park. The Lady Lions did not put a run on the board until the 6th inning. With the loss, the Lady Lions fell to a 19-15 overall record. Rick Fremin, head...

Leaving Lion Classic II 6-6

Leaving Lion Classic II 6-6

Jacob Summerville, Staff Reporter

February 18, 2019

Gaining two wins and three losses through the 2019 Lion Classic II, the Lady Lions will go into next week's tournament with a 6-6 record. After their game against Southern Illinois University - Edwardsville, Alley McDonald, a junior pitcher, explained that a weak offense led to the 2-1 loss on Sunday. "We...

Setting his sights on further improvement

Setting his sights on  further improvement

Zachary Araki, Assistant Editor

February 5, 2019

Entering his fourth year as the softball head coach, Rick Fremin aims to continue the Lady Lions’ upward trajectory after setting school records for wins. Though Fremin initially aspired to be a college football coach, he started his softball coaching career at his former high school, Belle Chasse Hig...

Lions prepare for the 2019 spring season

Lions prepare for the 2019 spring season

Zachary Araki, A&E Editor

November 20, 2018

As fall season sports end, some teams look towards spring competition and a shot at championships. Baseball will begin its season against Louisiana Tech University on Feb. 15-17. The team follows a 37-22 record last season. Men’s and women’s basketball both began competing in November and will...

Transitioning to college sports

Zachary Araki, A&E Editor

November 13, 2018

Almost six percent of high school athletes compete at a National Collegiate Athletic Association school, according to the NCAA and face the next level in their athletic career. “So far, my transition into college has been a really good one,” said Sydney Rivers, a freshman forward on the women’s...

Athletes going from the bench to the action

Athletes going from the bench to the action

Prakriti Adhikari, Staff Reporter

September 26, 2018

While a few players from different sports teams come into the light, there are a lot of players who put in an equal amount of hard work and practice on the field. Every sports team has a number of non-starting players who train with the team to prepare for opportunities to play. According to Rick...

Coaching opposite genders

Coaching opposite genders

Zachary Araki, A&E Editor

September 19, 2018

Coaches work to connect with their athletes to optimize their training, and gender differences can be one of multiple factors that stand in their way. Although minimal women coach male sporting teams, 58.8 percent of head coaches for women’s teams are men according to the University of Minnesota’s...