Stephen Kunz (11) is congratulated at home plate by his Cedar Creek High School teammates after hitting a game-winning home run in a 1-0 victory over Sterlington Saturday. Kunz slammed his round tripper over the right field wall in the sixth inning to help the Cougars improve to a 16-6 record. Adam Van was the winning pitcher and Grant Clary registered a save.
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LAKE CHARLES — For a second-straight straight season, the New Living Word Lions are kings of Class C in Louisiana boys’ basketball.
The Lions pulled away in the third quarter of Friday’s game at Barton Coliseum and never looked back as they roared to a 62-51 win over Atlanta, their 2014 semifinal opponent.
“I’m excited for our seniors because they’ve invested a whole lot into this program and to see them go out on top is great,” said Lions coach Jerry Baldwin.
Those four seniors are championship game MVP Javier Roper, Xavious Williams, Alijwon Mason and Kwantavious Harris.
Tyler Nutt (above) and the 26th-seeded Ruston High School Bearcats return to Class 5A baseball playoff action at 6 p.m. today as they begin a best-of-three series at No. 10 seed Zachary. Jace Moss (below) and the ninth-seeded Cedar Creek Cougars hit the field for Class 1A action at noon Saturday as they play at No. 8 St. Martin’s Episcopal. In Class B, seventh-seeded Choudrant will take on No. 23 seed Hornbeck at 3 p.m. Saturday.