The Louisiana Sports Writers Association

The LSWA

Members Join Site

We welcome all members of the Louisiana sports media and friends of the association.

Please use your FULL NAME and the name of your affiliation when joining this site.  This is not the place for pseudonymns, message board handles or nicknames (unless you're a crusty old sports writer with a crusty old nickname). 

Joining this site does not make you a member of The LSWA. Please send your name, your affiliation and your contact information, along with $20 (per year) to:

The LSWA

C/O C. Kent Lowe, Treasurer

6254 Belle Grove

Baton Rouge, LA 70820


Annual dues entitles members to:

Receive news updates on All-State and All-Louisiana teams,

Voting privileges for the Annual Headliner of the Year

Input and/or voting privileges for the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame,

Opportunity to enter the annual LSWA writing contest

Opportunity to attend the annual LSWA Convention in Natchitoches

Free Bourre lessons

 

*We are working on a way to pay dues through PayPal. Please stay tuned for more information on that



Email us at lasportswriters@gmail.com

Twitter  @thelswa

Facebook:  Louisiana Sports Writers


 



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Joey Martin
Member
Male
62 years old
About Me

Sports Editor for Concordia Sentinel since 2000. Worked at Natchez Democrat for 25 years. Married to Kathy Ledbetter Martin for 22 years this December. Our son, Jake, will be a sophomore at Nicholls State and will be sports editor of the Nicholls Worth. I love spending time with my family, reading John Grisham, Rick Reilly and Stephen King and watching the old Andy Griffith shows, Criminal Minds and Big Bang Theory. Bazinga.



Johanna Gonzales
Member
Female
About Me

Jo Gonzales is a Graduate of Northeast Louisiana University (ULM). She was born and Raised in the Boot. Content editor for Recruit Louisiana, Correspondent for Tigerbait.com , and Evaluator for XOS Digital, she received her experience from time working in the Sports Information Office at NLU during college and also as a former writer, scout, analyst for the Varsity Preps group. Writer name - Varsity Preps South. She is all about showing you the best players in the Boot and the surrounding Southern Region. Moto: God, Grades, and Grind


Affiliation

Tigerbait.com and XOS Digital

Location

Baton Rouge


John Bourg
Member
Male
51 years old
About Me
Father of a Sophomore football and soccer player 2016-2017.
Affiliation

Vandebilt Catholic

Location

Houma, LA


John James Marshall
Member
Male
60 years old
About Me


John Marcase
Member
Male
About Me

I'm the assistant managing editor of The Town Talk in Alexandria. I've been with The Town Talk since 1990 and served as sports editor from March 1998 until January 2006. I'm a member of the LSWA Hall of Fame committee and coordinator of the LSWA's annual Headliner of the Year award.



John McElwain
Member
Male
About Me

Affiliation

Sun Belt Conference

Location

New Orleans


Judd Thibodeaux
Member
Male
34 years old
About Me

Owner/Partner of Postgame Media Group, LLC & Acadiana Postgame, LLC

We cover High School Football in the Acadiana area via radio and web.

www.acadianapostgame.com


Affiliation

www.acadianapostgame.com


Judy Willson
Member
Female
About Me

Former member of LSWA



KadeSeibold1979
Member
Male
40 years old
About Me

Born in Abbeville, married a former Miss Rayne Queen so now live in Rayne. Sports Writing for 5 years. Did it as a hobby for the longest. New Orleans Saints and LSU superfreakfan. Been a die hard of both since I was a baby. My mom has pictures of me in diapers in an Archie Manning jersey. Played two years of football at North Vermilion High School, wasn't any good at all. But from a sports family, so I tend to know alot about sports compared to the average barely experienced player.

Father is co-owner of Bell's Sporting Goods in Lafayette, he is former basketball standout @ Lafayette High School and Nicholls State University and Head Basketball Coach at Vermilion Catholic in Abbeville. Mother is a retired elementary school teacher. Older brother was a baseball standout at North Vermilion High, USL, and now a assistant football/baseball coach at Acadiana High. My great-uncle is a member of the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame. Dr. Martin J. Broussard of Louisiana State University. Uncle of 5, godfather of 1. Father of a male Yorkshire Terrier. Husband to my beautiful, intelligent, wonderful wife Ashley who is a nurse/lab director.

Video game player, Anything from EA Sports, WWE games, Grand Theft Auto Series, Call of Duty Series.

Favorite shows include ESPN Sports Center, WWE Raw, UFC Programming, Dexter, Swamp People, College Football Live, NFL Total Access, Inside the Huddle on Cox, you may laugh Young & The Restless (quality time with wife after work) LOL!

Avid movie lover especially anything from Tarentino, Scorsese,Kubrick Anything with Al Pacino, Bruce Willis, Chevy Chase. Eddie Murphy, Edward Norton, Bill Murray.

favorite music includes in no particular order: Alice In Chains, Metallica, Korn, Aerosmith, Guns N Roses, Jimi Hendrix, The Doors, The Beatles, Elvis, Michael Jackson, Lenny Kravitz, Jim Croce, The Dave Mathews Band, Pearl Jam, Nirvana, Red Hot Chilli Peppers, Al Green, George Clinton and Parliment Funkadelic, Ray Charles, John Coltrane, Miles Davis, Marc Broussard, Phil Collins & Genesis, Huey Lewis & The News, James Taylor, Elton John, Van Halen, Journey,

older country George Strait, Brooks & Dunn, Clay Walker, Garth Brooks, Alan Jackson, Tracy Lawrence, Vince Gill, newer country Kenny Chesney, Darius Rucker and The Zack Brown Band.

Favorite all time sports figures:include but not in order: Walter Payton, Dan Marino, Drew Brees, Shaquille O' Neal, Michael Jordan, Larry Bird, Dirk Nowitzski, Nolan Ryan, Barry Bonds, Duece McAllister, Rickey Jackson, Mike Tyson, Muhammed Ali, Bret "The Hitman" Hart, Ric Flair, Randy Couture, Georges St. Pierre, Ozzie Smith, Rickey Henderson, I have a feeling Mark Ingram may be on this list someday, Barry Sanders, Ronnie Lott, and yes I still very much so love and deeply miss Nick Saban. I only dream of his return to Death Valley!!!!!



Keith Benton , M. ed
Member
Male
49 years old
About Me

Realsportsrealtalk is a new and up and coming sports blog that deals with real sports conversation which leads to REAL TALK. Keith Benton , author, creator, and founder of Realsportsrealtalk offers his own brash style similar to ESPN'S Stephen A. Smith on all issues related to sports and entertainment. Keith Benton was born in Baton Rouge , Louisisana. Benton played sports during his youth years. After graduating from Baker High , Benton attended University of New Orleans and began writing for the Driftwood student newspaper. Benton also interned at WVUE TV , TIMES PICAYUNE and the SUGAR BOWL during his years at UNO. After graduating, Benton relocated to Houston where he enrolled into Prairie View A&M's Graduate program. Benton attained his M.ed and currently works as an educational administrator . Benton enjoys connecting with sports lovers and conversation with real people...


Affiliation

www.realsportsrealtalk.wordpress.com


Kelly McElroy
Member
Male
40 years old
About Me


Ken
Member
Male
About Me

Affiliation

College Baseball Fan

Location

Franklin Parish


Kim Stinson
Member
Female

Lewis
Member
Male

Lindsey Scott
Member
Male
About Me

Baton Rouge Attorney, Youth football coach, and trainer.


Affiliation

Lindsey Scott Law Firm

Location

Baton Rouge


Lori
Site Owner
Female
58 years old
Affiliation

Lyons Din Media, LLC


Malcolm Landry
Member
Male
57 years old
About Me

Affiliation

Sports Watcher

Location

New Iberia, LA


Martha Pheolps
Member
Female

Matthew Bonnette
Member
Male
48 years old
About Me

Associate SID at Northwestern State from 2003-present time.  Son of longtime McNeese State SID Louis Bonnette and brother of LSU SID Michael Bonnette.  Married to the former Colene Lanier of Lake Charles (August 1996) and has two daughters, Haley (10) and Katelyn (6).



Melanie
Member
Female
Affiliation

Softball

Location

Vermilion