34 year member of the WAFB9 Sports team, 33 years as Sports Director and 24 years as the weekday 6:00 and 10:00pm sports anchor, plus the anchor of 9Sports Extra on Saturday nights during football season. Earned Best Sportscast in Louisiana for largest markets by Associated Press in 2014. Has been judged No. 1 eight times and awarded No. 2 Sportscast seven other times in 20 years of entries dating back to 1995, and was runner-up in 2017 for Louisiana/Mississippi Sportscaster of the Year for AP large markets. Created the concept for Sportsline Friday Nite in 1990, and was honored by the LHSAA for completing 25 years of live extended high school football coverage in South Louisiana. The weekly series was expanded to include year-round coverage of every sport with Sportsline OT from 2009 to 2012. Also created Sportsline Summer Camp in 2000, WAFB High School Football Player of the Week in 1988 and partnered with former NFL standout Warrick Dunn and his foundation to present the Sportsline High School Football Player of the Year starting in 2007. National IRIS 1st Place winner for writing, anchoring and producing preseason show on LSU Baseball's first NCAA CWS Championship team in 1991. Other big stories covered, include 7 Super Bowls (including the Saints' historic victory over the Colts in Miami's Sun Life Stadium), plus the Saints' NFC Championship Games in 2006 and 2009, 9 Final Fours and 8 College World Series including LSU's first two NCAA Championships, plus LSU Football's 2003 and 2007 National Championship seasons and title games. Also did LSU play-by-play of football, basketball and baseball for WPRG-FM from 1979-1983 and was Coordinating producer and play-by-play announcer/studio host for LSU's pay-per-view cable network TigerVision. Was PA announcer for LSU Baseball at Alex Box Stadium for Skip Bertman's first season. Family Info: Married 36 years with four children and one grandchild. Community Involvement: Good Shepherd Lutheran Church Hobbies: Music, travel, family activities, walking dachshunds
In one of the closest races in the 12-year history of the award, U-High running back Mike Hollins has edged out a star-studded cast of finalists to win the 2018 Warrick Dunn Award as WAFB’s Sportsline Player of the Year.
Kentwood’s defense held No.1 seed Oak Grove, which averaged more than 40 points a game, to just one offensive touchdown and rolled to the LHSAA Class 1A title 40-21 Thursday afternoon in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.
U-High, Catholic and Zachary try to repeat as LHSAA Football champions this weekend, and the Cubs could make it a special anniversary celebration for Saints' assistant coach Brad Banta and his 1988 University Lab School team, which took the Class 1A title 35-6 over Haynesville.
Zachary wide receiver Chandler Whitfield played a big part in last year’s second state title in three years and was at it again Friday night against Hahnville, catching 8 passes for 212 yards and an 85-yard touchdown.
The Baton Rouge baseball franchise being added to the Texas Collegiate League next summer will be known as the Rougarou. The mythical Cajun creature won out in contest of more than a thousand entries from fans, according to team owner Uri Geva. The 30-man roster of NCAA players, an alternative to le
Two years ago, Southern Lab claimed a state championship in the Superdome, but now they've been dealing with losing that title and their coach and being forced to sit out last year's playoffs for rules violations.
Sportsline Summer Camp was back in Plaquemine on Friday, just like the team was on Wednesday. Only this time, it was for Paul Distefano's Green Devils, which are coming off an 8-2 season despite a rash of four quarterback injuries.
There's nowhere to go but up for the Class 3A Cowboys of Jewel Sumner. The team was 0-9 before a week 10 victory over a 2A Capitol that was 0-10 and didn't score in more than half of the games they lost.
Sportsline Summer Camp recently visited with Central Private and new coach Robbie Mahfouz, who's coached 33 years at LHSAA schools and will lead the Rebels into that association after they play this year, their last in the MAIS.