(Submitted Photo/Wiley College Athletics)
(Submitted Photo/Southwest Mississippi Community College Athletics)
Grogan earns awards to cap collegiate career
Patterson alum and Wiley College senior Taylan Grogan has reaped the rewards of a solid season at the Marshall, Texas, university.
Grogan recently was selected as a member of the West Team for the NAIA All-Star Game.
He previously had been named a Red River Athletic Conference First-Team All-Conference selection.
Grogan finished the season with per-game averages of 24.1 points, 3.3 rebounds and 2.7 steals.
He finished his season ranked No. 2 in NAIA Division 1 in points per game, No. 12 in 3-pt. field goals made per game with 3.1 and No. 16 in total scoring with 579 points.
Wiley College was eliminated from the postseason on March 6 when the squad fell to Louisiana State University — Shreveport 92-76 in Alexandria in the Red River Athletic Conference Tournament Semifinals. Grogan finished the game with 14 points, four rebounds and two steals.
Wiley College opened the tournament by defeating Huston-Tillotson University 86-83 in Alexandria on March 5. Grogan had 17 points, three rebounds, one assist and one steal in the win.
Makye Richard and the Xavier University of Louisiana basketball team had a solid run as of late as the squad won the Gulf Coast Athletic Conference Tournament for the first time since 1996 and qualified for the NAIA Division I National Championship tournament.
However, NAIA has cancelled the tournament due to the coronavirus' threat.
At the conference tournament in the quarterfinals, Xavier defeated Rust College 87-57 on March 4. Richard, a Morgan City High alum, had seven points, four rebounds, two steals, two assists and one block.
In the tournament semifinals, Xavier defeated Dillard 82-78. Richard had 19 points, eight rebounds, three blocks, two assists and one steal.
In the Gulf Coast Athletic Conference finals, Xavier defeated Tougaloo 78-75. Richard had nine points, two rebounds, two assists, one steal and one block.
For his efforts, Richard was named to the Gulf Coast Athletic Conference All-Tournament team.
This season, Richard has per-game averages of 11 points, 6.8 rebounds and 3.1 assists.
Berwick alum and LSU freshman Mitchell Sanford has begun to produce offensively for the Tigers’ baseball team recently.
Wednesday, Sanford finished 1-for-3 with a stolen base in LSU’s 4-1 victory against South Alabama in Baton Rouge.
Last weekend, Sanford finished 1-for-1 in LSU’s 11-2 victory against UMass Lowell on March 6 in Baton Rouge.
Saturday, Sanford finished 1-for-2 with an RBI and two runs scored in LSU’s 12-2 victory against UMass Lowell.
Sunday, Sanford recorded an RBI, scored a run and had two putouts on defense in LSU’s 6-4 win against UMass Lowell.
This season, Sanford is batting. 250. He has three hits, two RBIs, has scored five runs and has stolen one base.
Defensively, he has a perfect fielding percentage with two put outs in two attempts.
Nicholls State sophomore Kennedy Hebert has continued her season on the softball diamond.
In Nicholls’ 2-1 victory against Houston Baptist Saturday, Hebert, a Morgan City High alum, had one put out, while in Nicholls’ 4-3 win against Houston Baptist Saturday, Hebert had an RBI on offense and four putouts on defense.
This season, Hebert is batting .359. She has 28 hits, including three doubles, one triple and four home runs. She has 13 RBIs and has scored 13 runs. She also has one stolen base.
Defensively, she has .980 fielding percentage with 49 put outs and one assist in 51 chances.
Southwest Mississippi Community College sophomore Scottie Metrejean collected a hit and an RBI in a doubleheader split with Lansing March 9 in Summit, Mississippi.
In a 2-1 victory, Metrejean, a Morgan City High alum, finished 1-for-2.
In an 8-6 loss in the second game, Metrejean recorded an RBI.
This season, Metrejean is batting .345 with 10 hits, including two doubles. She has three RBIs, one stolen base and has scored five runs.
Defensively, she has a .931 fielding percentage with 64 putouts and three assists in 72 total chances.
Patterson High alum and Alcorn State junior baseball player Jamey Fabre collected a combined three hits in three games against Alabama A&M last weekend.
In Alcorn State’s 5-4 win on March 7 in Jackson, Mississippi, Fabre finished 2-for-4 with an RBI and a run scored. He also had seven put outs and one assist on defense.
In Alcorn State’s 1-0 win against Alabama A&M in Jackson, Mississippi, on March 7, Fabre finished 1-for-3 on offense and also had six putouts and one assist.
In Alcorn State’s 11-10 win against Alabama A&M in Jackson, Mississippi, on March 8, Fabre scored a run on offense and had five putouts on defense.
This season, Fabre is batting .283. He has 13 hits — including two doubles — has collected eight RBIs and has scored four runs.
Defensively, Fabre has 92 put outs and six assists in 99 chances for a .990 fielding percentage. He has helped turn seven double plays.
Delta State sophomore and Central Catholic alum Taylor Picou hit a home run on March 5 in the squad’s 8-2 loss to Auburn Montgomery in Cleveland, Mississippi.
Picou finished the day 1-for-3 with a home run, two RBIs and a run scored. On defense, she had two put outs and one assist.
This season, Picou leads Delta State with a .367 batting average. She has 18 hits, including three doubles and four home runs. Picou also has collected nine RBIs and has scored 10 runs.
Defensively, she has a .974 fielding percentage with 51 pout outs and 23 assists in 76 total chances. She has helped turn four double plays.
Central Catholic High alum and Fort Hays State sophomore Drake Angeron collected three hits in two games Thursday in Fort Hays’ losses to Central Missouri.
In the squad’s 24-9 loss in game one, Angeron finished 2-for-4 with a double and two runs scored on offense, while on defense, he had three put outs.
In Fort Hays’ 20-4 loss Thursday, Angeron finished 1-for-3 with two stolen bases and two runs scored. He had six put outs on defense.
Last weekend in the squad’s series with Central Oklahoma in Hays, Kansas, Angeron had three put outs on defense in the team’s 3-0 loss to Central Oklahoma on March 6.
Fort Hays State fell to Central Oklahoma 4-1 on Saturday in Hays, Kansas.
Angeron finished 1-for-2 with a stolen base and had four put outs on defense.
In Fort Hays State’s 7-2 loss to Central Oklahoma Sunday, Angeron finished 1-for-5 and had one put out on defense.
This season, Angeron is batting .250. He has 24 hits, including a double and a home run, and has collected seven RBIs with 18 runs scored. He has stolen 17 bases.
In the field, Angeron has a .984 fielding percentage with 60 put outs.
Berwick High alum and Millsaps College junior Jordan Lipari recently continued her junior season on the diamond.
In the team’s 10-0 win against Washington & Jefferson College in Clermont, Florida, at the Spring Games, in five innings on March 6, Lipari had one put out on defense.
In Saturday’s 16-5 win against Penn State Behrend in five innings, Lipari scored a run and had a putout on defense.
In Millsaps’ 7-6 win against Case Western Reserve Sunday, Lipari had one put out.
Lipari had one put out on defense in Millsaps’ 2-1 victory against Marietta College Tuesday at the Spring Games in Clermont, Florida.
Berwick High alum Zeph Hoffpauir finished 1-for-1 with a double and a run scored in the Louisiana Ragin Cajuns’ 12-4 loss to Samford March 6 at the Diamond Invitational in Pensacola, Florida. He also had one put out on defense.
This season, Hoffpauir has a perfect fielding percentage with seven put outs.
Central Catholic High alum Randi Brown scored 29 points in Haukar’s 77-66 victory against Grindavik in Iceland basketball action on March 4. She also added seven rebounds, five steals, three assists and one block.
Morgan City High alum and Nicholls freshman beach volleyball player Karmen Peterson has seen action recently.
On Saturday at the UNO Beach Volleyball Invitational in Covington, Peterson and teammate Meghan Wozniak fell to Demi McInnis and Sam Dumity of Texas A&M-Corpus Christi by scores of 21-11 and 21-10.
In a match against Spring Hill on March 6 at the tournament, Peterson and teammate Rebecka Bollinger fell to Ryann Horkavy and Emily Sullivan by scores of 21-11 and 21-17.
Patterson High alum and former Kansas football player Daylon Charlot competed in the school’s Pro Day for NFL representatives on March 5.
Charlot was one of 18 Kansas City Jayhawk football players who participated.
He recorded a 30-inch vertical jump; a 9-foot, 8-inch broad jump and did 16 reps on the bench press.
Morgan City High alum and Melbourne United basketball player Shawn Long had a solid showing in the team’s NBL Semifinal series against the Sydney Kings.
In the squad’s 86-80 loss to the Sydney Kings on Feb. 29, Long had a double-double with 23 points and 11 rebounds.
Long recorded another double-double in game two, a 125-80 Melbourne United victory. In the win, Long recorded 26 points and 11 rebounds.
In game three, an 89-87 loss on March 5, Long recorded 17 points and pulled down nine rebounds in the loss.
Long finished the season averaging 18.5 points per game and 9.4 rebounds per contest. He also averaged 1.1 blocks per game.