Cowboys claim rare road series win against NSU

NATCHITOCHES — McNeese scored three runs in the top of the ninth then a game-saving play at home from the arm of right fielder Jacob Stracner in the bottom of the ninth helped preserve a 5-4 win over Northwestern State on Sunday afternoon.

The victory gave the 23rd-ranked Cowboys their first series win in Natchitoches since the 1992 season, They improved to 28-11 overall and 18-3 in the Southland Conference, extending their lead in the league after Sam Houston State was swept at Central Arkansas.

Road to Sulphur: LHSAA releases pairings for baseball playoffs

With the expended playoff system, 34 local teams earned playoff spots on Sunday when the LHSAA released all 12 playoff brackets.

Southwest Louisiana got one No. 1 seed in Class C’s Elizabeth (28-5). The Bulldogs, who lost in the semifinals lasts year, will get a bye in the bi-district round and will play the winner out of No. 16 Starks and No. 17 Plainview.

150th anniversary: McNeese vital to area's economic development

When McNeese State University was first established in 1939 with a class of 140 students, it was called Lake Charles Junior College, a division of Louisiana State University.

One run all Barbe needs for title share

The top-five matchup between No. 2 Barbe and No. 3 Sam Houston on Thursday didn’t disappoint the sellout crowd at Barbe High School.

Lady Bucs going back to state

A change in attitude produced a binge of big hits for the Barbe Bucs softball team, which earned a second consecutive trip to the state tournament with a 12-2, five-inning regional-round win over Slidell.

Man named in Brady jersey case sought autographs, selfies

MEXICO CITY — The Mexican media executive suspected of stealing Tom Brady's jersey went to the Super Bowl as a working

Police: Brady's missing Super Bowl jerseys tracked to Mexico

BOSTON  — The mystery of Tom Brady's missing Super Bowl jersey led police all the way to Mexico, and authorities were investigating a former tabloid newspaper's executive possible role in the case.

Police and the NFL announced Monday that Brady's jersey, which went missing from the locker room after the Patriots' 34-28

Michigan team plane slides off runway, players safe

YPSILANTI, Mich. — The plane carrying the Michigan men's basketball team slid off a runway during an aborted takeoff Wednesday, causing extensive damage. The team said everyone aboard was safe.

Team spokesman Tom Wywrot emailed reporters describing the incident at Willow Run Airport, about 15 miles from the campus

Source: Cowboys to release QB Romo when NFL year begins

DALLAS — A person with knowledge of the decision tells The Associated Press that the Dallas Cowboys will release quarterback

Jerry Sandusky's son Jeffrey arrested on child sex charges

BELLEFONTE, Pa. — One of Jerry Sandusky's sons was arrested Monday on multiple sexual offense charges involving children, more than five years after the former Penn State assistant coach was himself first arrested.

Jeffrey S. Sandusky, 41, a stalwart supporter who attended many of his father's court proceedings, was charged with 14 counts,