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When athletes’ careers run their course

When athletes’ careers run their course

Gerard Borne, Staff Reporter

May 7, 2019

Not all athletes make it to the professional level. So, what happens when they do not make it professionally? With 2% of all 492,000 collegiate athletes making it to the professional level, student-athletes should focus on life after sports. According to the document “NCAA Recruiting Facts” post...

A relationship rebuilt

A relationship rebuilt

Zachary Araki, Assistant Editor

May 7, 2019

In over a decade, the relationship between Lions football and the community began to grow again. In 1985, the football program was discontinued and entered an 18-year hiatus. Ken Kenelly, a 1975 alumnus, played on the Lions football team 1970-73 and later coached the team. He experienced the shift whe...

REC helps youth stay active

REC helps youth stay active

Johnathan Zeringue, Staff Reporter

May 7, 2019

Recreational Sports and Wellness works to promote various youth programs for the entire community to experience. “Roomie’s REC Camp” offers the chance for children aged 4-12 years to build self-confidence while being engaged in a friendly, learning environment. The summer camp will be held near t...

Lions take series win

Lions take series win

Gerard Borne, Staff Reporter

April 29, 2019

The Lions baseball team improved its record with a 2-1 series victory over Nicholls State University. The first two matches of the series were played at Pat Kenelly Diamond at Alumni Field, and the last was held at Ray E. Didier Field in Thibodaux. In the first battle, the Lions made a 3-1 victory w...

Golf team manages traveling experience

Golf team manages traveling experience

Zachary Araki, Assistant Editor

April 16, 2019

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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...