The Lion's Roar

Lions take the series against Demons

Lions take the series against Demons

Gerard Borne, Staff Reporter

April 14, 2019

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

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

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

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...

Competing on and off the field

Competing on and off the field

Maiah Woodring, Staff Reporter

April 9, 2019

Breaking the “dumb jock” stereotype requires motivation and commitment for three student-athletes who prove that maintaining a high GPA can be a reality. Noah Vance, a sophomore defensive lineman for the football team, has a 3.0 cumulative GPA. He shared how he maintains his grades. “My whole life h...

Athletes influence the public

Athletes influence the public

Zachary Araki, Assistant Editor

April 9, 2019

From Colin Kaepernick, a former National Football League player, to Lindsey Vonn, a World Cup alpine ski racer, professional athletes can find their positions in the public lead to discussions about their political opinions. Whether for good or bad, Tanner Wright, a junior pitcher on the softball team, b...

Athletics advertise to fill home game stands

Athletics advertise to fill home game stands

Maiah Woodring, Staff Reporter

April 9, 2019

Devising new or improved ways to get community members attending and supporting games falls under the authority of Athletics Marketing and Promotions. Even though “Strawberry Jam” and “Full Court Fest” may be among the department’s most popular promotions, the group’s work does not end the...

Lady Lions close spring season with a win

Lady Lions close spring season with a win

Gerard Borne, Staff Reporter

April 8, 2019

The Lady Lions soccer team beat the William Carey University Lady Crusaders 2-1. Aubree Dillon, a freshmen midfielder, scored the first goal of the match in the first period. In the third period, the Lady Lions secured the 2-1 lead and carried it to the end. Christopher McBride, head coach of soccer,...

Lions continue losing streak

Lions continue losing streak

Gerard Borne, Staff Reporter

April 5, 2019

The Lions baseball team took its third loss in a row against the University of Louisiana at Lafayette dropping to a 14-15 overall record. Matt Riser, head coach of baseball, discussed the 8-9 loss. "In all honesty, it was a tale of two bullpens," explained Riser. "Our bullpen was not too good for...

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...

International Sports: Caber Toss

International Sports: Caber Toss

Jacob Summerville, Staff Reporter

April 2, 2019

As one of several traditional Celtic games, caber tossing tests athletes’ strength, balance and coordination. Caber tossing originated in Scotland, and although the exact date of origin is unknown, an article by Collins dictionary cites “tossing of ye barr” to be first mentioned in 1574 at a milita...

Dating takes a page from the playbook

Dating takes a page from the playbook

Zachary Araki, Assistant Editor

April 2, 2019

Beyond balancing academics and sports, athletes’ schedules can find room for managing a social life, including dating. Anna Watkins, a senior psychology major, met Cole Stevens, a senior chemistry major on the rugby club, at Loranger High School, and they began dating in April of 2014. Watkins di...