Recent Sports Articles
Track and field places in SLC
The men and women’s track and field team put their best foot forward in the three day Southland Conference May 10 through 12 against several different competing schools. Southeastern’s Track and Field team won four event championships in the Conference finals on Sunday.
Student-athlete awarded for academic excellence
Buck Bernard receives $2,500 scholarship
While many consider earning a bachelor’s degree to be difficult, the accomplishment becomes especially challenging and time-consuming for student-athletes. One motivated Lions baseball team pitcher stands out for demonstrating both athletic and academic excellence.
Lions snap ranked Bearkats’ winning streak
Team loses home series, clinches last home game
After two losses against the No. 28-ranked Sam Houston State Bearkats, the Lions baseball team managed to defeat the Bearkats in the last home game of the season thanks to good pitching and an aggressive defense. Initially the first game of the series, which was scheduled to take place on Friday night, was postponed due to rain.
No Hard Feelings
Alford's draft could not have come at a better time
For a moment, Southeastern had a story of a hometown kid improving his craft as a football player at the local university, eventually being drafted as the second highest player ever in school history. But only for a moment was this story available. In my article on Robert Alford’s drafting by the Atlanta Falcons, I wrote on the premise of timing being everything.
Blood drive effort stifled by rain
On Thursday, May 2 a handful of faculty and students braved the rain and wind to give life-saving blood donations. The Lions football team held a blood drive outside Strawberry Stadium from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Donations were being taken in the United Blood Service of Baton Rouge’s Blood Mobile.
Ochie’s got it going on
Rising talent molded by adversity
Many people are able to watch Onochie Ochie flourish on the basketball court, but few actually see the character that drives the player and the adversity that shaped the talented athlete seen on the court today. Ochie is a sophomore from Albany, Ga., who is majoring in organizational communication.
Lady Lions head to SLC tournament
Southeastern finished up the season with a series at Stephen F. Austin against the Lady Jacks. Even though overall Southeastern lost (1-2), the Lady Lions are still going to the Southland Conference Tournament in Natchitoches. Southeastern’s final overall record is 31-20 and its record in the Southland Conference is 13-13.
Lions fight for series win against UCA Bears
Lions Baseball (30-18, 13-8 SLC) returned to action Friday, May 3 on the road against Central Arkansas for a three-game Southland Conference series after being rained out of a match against Tulane last Tuesday. Losing two of three matches versus the Green Wave earlier in the season, the team was ready to face Tulane again but felt prepared for a series win at UCA, putting them one step closer to the contest for the conference title.
Falcons pounce on Alford
FCS Defensive Player of the Year fulfills ‘dream’
It is all about timing, particularly for a cornerback in the NFL. But on this draft night, it was more about the timing of the situation rather than reading a quarterback’s eyes. Announcing the 60th pick in the NFL Draft for the Atlanta Falcons was Hall of Famer Deion Sanders, who started his NFL career playing cornerback for the Dirty Birds.
Lady Lions knocked out of SLC Tournament in semi-finals
Southeastern reached the semi-finals of the Southland Conference Tournament, but was stopped by Northwestern on Saturday, April 27. The first game of the tournament was against Central Arkansas on Friday, April 26. Southeastern moved on to the semifinals with a 4-2 victory and with freshman Renee Villarreal still undefeated.
Lions earn fourth SLC Championship title
With SLC secured, team eyes NCAA Regionals
The Lions Golf Team bounced back after a slow fall season to win the 2013 Southland Conference Championships at Stonebridge Ranch Country Club in McKinney, Texas. The team earned a trip to the NCAA Regional’s with a 13-point win and four of their five players finishing in the top six.
Lions wash away Texas A&M-Corpus Christi Islanders
The Lions baseball team washed away the Islanders last weekend, taking two of three games at the Southland Conference series. The first game of the series versus Texas A&M-Corpus Christi was held Friday, April 26, where the Lions won 5-2. The Lions struggled in the second game on Saturday, April 27 in a 5-8 loss, but redeemed themselves in the third game, winning 5-4 and achieving victory in the series.
Alford selected in the second round
With the 60th pick in the NFL Draft, Robert Alford was selected by the Atlanta Falcons. The Hammond native gathered with family and friends at Don’s Seafood looking forward to the opportunity of his name being called on the second day of the draft. As the second round came to a close, Alford took a phone call that proved to be one of the biggest of his life.
Records shattered at second Southeastern Invitational
Lions took the lead in several events during the second Southeastern Track and Field Invitational where a total of 18 facility records were broken by Southeastern, guest and unattached athletes. The Invitational was held on Friday, April 19 at the Southeastern Track Complex, with athletes competing in cloudy, cold and windy conditions for most of the day.
Lions sink Privateers in non-conference game
The Lions baseball team (25-13) defeated the University of New Orleans Privateers (6-32) on Tuesday, April 16 at 6 p.m. with a 7-2 victory. The Lions started out strong with one run in the first inning and two runs in the second. The defense shut out UNO, disallowing them to score a run until the sixth inning.
Tennis brings home regular season title
Lady Lions look for SLC tournament glory as they head to Beaumont, Texas
Southeastern’s tennis team became regular season champions on Monday, April 15 against Nicholls State University (7-1). The team also won its last two non-conference games of the season against Jackson State University and Alcorn State University, raising their overall winning streak up to 16-2.
Lions roll over Tigers, 13-1
The Lions baseball team (23-11) brought pride to the plate in a 13-1 win against the Jackson State University Tigers (18-6). The Lions played at Pat Kenelly Diamond on Tuesday, April 9 at 6 p.m. During this game, Lions debuted freshman pitcher Gabe Von Rosenberg, who showed potential at the mound, as the Tigers were only able to get 4 hits in this matchup.
Recreational Sports and Wellness unveils Rec Fest
For the first time ever, students, faculty and the surrounding community will be able to enjoy Rec Fest, an event put on by the Recreational Sports and Wellness Department. Rec Fest will take place Saturday, April 20 at North Oak Park on Southeastern’s North Campus 5:30 p.
Lady Lions tennis continues success at home
Southeastern’s tennis team won another match Friday, April 12, at 6 p.m., moving the team to a winning record of 18-2 against University of Louisiana-Lafayette. The match began with three courts of doubles matches. Sophomore Adriana Castillo and freshman Renee Villarreal on court two were the only players to win their match.
Lady Lions softball sweeps home double-header
A double-header sweep saw nine Lady Lions combine for 22 hits on Wednesday against Alcorn State. The Lady Lions won both games by way of the mercy-rule and now have rolled to a 24-16 record for the season. Junior pitcher/designated player Jessie Browne recognized the struggles of last year’s squad as compared to the triumphs of this year’s team.