The Lion's Roar

Lion’s defeat Xavier to earn their first win of the regular season

Lion’s defeat Xavier to earn their first win of the regular season

Daniel McClain, Staff Reporter

November 12, 2019

On Monday, Nov. 11, Veterans Day, the university basketball team took on Xavier University of Louisiana in the University Center.  With the first home game of the season, the Lions came out on top with a 77-70 victory. Although they won the game, head coach David Kiefer had mixed feelings about hi...

Rugby sets eyes on championship on Nov. 16

Rugby sets eyes on championship on Nov. 16

Gerard Borne, Staff Reporter

November 12, 2019

After being chartered in 2018, the university rugby team will look to secure their first-ever championship. Currently, the university sits at an undefeated record of 5-0 and is ranked 40th in the Division II Goff Rugby Report Rankings. Donald Hart, head coach of rugby, is happy to have hard working...

Hammond vs. Ponchatoula in Strawberry Stadium this Friday

Hammond vs. Ponchatoula in Strawberry Stadium this Friday

Symiah Dorsey, Staff Reporter

November 6, 2019

Hammond High Magnet School’s football team is set to play against Ponchatoula High School at Strawberry Stadium on Friday, Nov. 8 at 7 p.m. The Hammond Tornadoes and the Ponchatoula Green Wave are considered athletic rivals within Tangipahoa Parish, and as a result, the game attracts attention from...

Lions move into second place with win over Stephen F. Austin

Lions move into second place with win over Stephen F. Austin

Maggie Tregre, Staff Reporter

November 6, 2019

The Lions football team emerged victorious over the Stephen F. Austin Lumberjacks with a 47-30 Southland win on Nov. 2 in Strawberry Stadium. Frank Scelfo, head coach, commented on both teams’ good efforts, including what he was proud of from the Lions’ performance on the field. “Give credit...

Volleyball loses tiebreaker 2-3

Volleyball loses tiebreaker 2-3

Symiah Dorsey, Staff Reporter

November 6, 2019

The Lady Lions volleyball team lost their match against University of Central Arkansas 2-3, bringing their record to 12-14 for the season. After four sets, the teams were tied. The Lady Lions lost the fifth and final set 7-15. Jeremy White, head coach, explained that a lack of communication hindered...

Scelfo has positive impact on the Hammond community

Scelfo has positive impact on the Hammond community

Gerard Borne, Staff Reporter

November 5, 2019

When the 2018 football season ended, the university football team ultimately missed the Football Championship Subdivision Playoffs. Along with recruiting a whole new coaching staff and getting Cole Kelley, the transfer quarterback from the University of Arkansas, Frank Scelfo, head coach of football,...

Men’s basketball starts a new chapter this season

Men’s basketball starts a new chapter this season

Maggie Tregre, Staff Reporter

November 1, 2019

After finishing the last season with a 17-16 record and a 12-6 record in the Southland Conference play, the men’s basketball team is preparing for the fall 2019 season. This year, there are seven incoming freshmen on the team. David Kiefer, head coach, explained how having so many new members can...

Women’s tennis team ends fall season with a win

Women’s tennis team ends fall season with a win

Elana Guillory, Staff Reporter

October 31, 2019

The university women’s tennis team won their last tournament of the fall season. The team hosted the George E. Fourmaux Fed Cup Invitational Tournament that began Saturday, Oct. 26 and ended on Monday, Oct. 28. The team went head to head with University of West Florida, Lamar University, Xavier...

Southeastern blanks the Privateers 3-0

Southeastern blanks the Privateers 3-0

Gerard Borne, Staff Reporter

October 31, 2019

On Oct. 29 the Lady Lions volleyball team hosted the University of New Orleans Privateers in their 25th game of the regular season. Southeastern shut out the Southland Conference rivals 3-0, to win their 12th game of the season.  Jeremy White, head coach of volleyball, explained how it felt to win against the Un...

Lions make a plunge in XFL American football league

Lions make a plunge in XFL American football league

Gerard Borne, Staff Reporter

October 31, 2019

Vince McMahon, American professional wrestling promoter and football executive, announced in 2018 that he was planning to rebrand and bring back the defunct XFL American Football League in 2020. The league’s ultimate goal was to give football players who did not make the National Football League...

Lady Lions look to start regular season in right direction

Lady Lions look to start regular season in right direction

Andrew Jordan, Staff Reporter

October 30, 2019

The women’s basketball team is set to begin the new season. The Lady Lions will face Southern University at New Orleans Lady Knights for an exhibition game Monday, Nov. 4 at 7 p.m. at the University Center. Ayla Guzzardo, head coach for the basketball team, explained how the lessons from last...

Flag Football wraps up season with championships

Flag Football wraps up season with championships

Gerard Borne, Staff Reporter

October 29, 2019

The 2019 Intramural Flag Football season wrapped up Tuesday night with the championship rounds in Strawberry Stadium. In the first game, Kappa Sigma A team defeated Kappa Sigma B team 24-12 to win the men’s greek league, in the second game Phi Mu Fraternity defeated Alpha Omicron Pi 7-6 to bring h...