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About Us

Louisiana Sports Writers Association
Founded in 1950


Past presidents of the LSWA

Bud Montet, Baton Rouge Morning Advocate

Barney Ghio, Shreveport Times

Truman Stacey, Lake Charles American Press

Jack Fiher, Alexandria Town Talk

Bill McIntyre, Shreveport Times

Ted Castillo, Baton Rouge Morning Advocate

Jim Wynn, Alexandria Town Talk

Bill Baker, Shreveport Times

Ed Tunstall, The Associated Press

Bill Carter, Alexandria Town Talk

Ben Thomas, The Associated Press

Gerry Robichaux, Shreveport Times

Hal Ledet, Clarion Herald

Louis Bonnette, McNeese State University

Ron Brocato, New Orleans States-Item

Jim McClain, Shreveport Times

Rogert Brandt, Opelousas Daily World

Bobby Dower, Lake Charles American Press

Ted Lewis, New Orleans Times-Picayune

Glenn Quebedeaux, New Iberia Daily Iberian

Dan McDonald, University of Southwestern Louisiana

Sheldon Mickles, Baton Rouge State-Times

Bob Tompkins, Alexandria Town Talk

John James Marshall, Sportstalk (Shreveport)

Ed Cassiere, University of New Orleans

Greg Hilburn, Monroe News Star

Philip Timothy, Alexandria Town Talk

Robin Fambrough, Baton Rouge Advocate

Bill Bumgarner, New Orleans Times-Picayune

Scooter Hobbs, Lake Charles American Press

C. Kent Lowe, Louisiana State University

Garland Forman, Bunkie Record

Lori Lyons, The Times-Picayune

Jim Kleinpeter, The Times-Picayune/

Brent St. Germain, Houma Daily Courier

Paul Letlow, Monroe

Lenny Vangilder, New Orleans

"Any person who regularly writes, reports or edits sports news for any wire service based in Louisiana or any newspaper regularly circulated in Louisiana shall be eligible for regular membership. 


Any person primarily engaged in disseminating sports information or publicity of professional organizations or race tracks, or publicists of non-profit organizations sponsoring or governing sports events in Louisiana shall be eligible for regular membership.


Any person primarily engaged in dissemination of information or describing, commenting or reporting on sports regularly on licensed Louisiana radio and television stations shall be eligible for regular membership.

--The Constitution of the Louisiana Sports Writers Association


The Louisiana Sports Writers Association produces weekly high school football polls. We  select All-State teams in prep football, girls and boys basketball, baseball, softball and track and All-Louisiana teams in college football, golf, men's and women's basketball, baseball, softball and cross country.  We also sponsor the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame in Natchitoches, Louisiana.

LSWA Officers

President, Raymond Partsch III

103.7 The Game, Lafayette

Vice-president, John Marcase,


Secretary, Will Weathers

Treasurer for Life, C. Kent Lowe, LSU

Vice President/Sports Information, Matt Sullivan

University of Louisiana at Lafayette

Chairman, Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame

Executive Director, Hall of Fame Foundation

Doug Ireland

High school liason, Robin Fambrough, The Baton Rouge Advocate

Web master/Social media

Lori Lyons

Join the LSWA

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Annual membership dues are $25.

Click here to download an individual membership form. 

Click here to download an institutional membership form. 


Send your name, sports media affiliation, your contact information and a check

payable to: the LSWA to:

LSWA Treasurer C. Kent Lowe

6254 Belle Grove

Baton Rouge, LA 70820

Annual dues entitles members to:

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

Opportunity to enter in the annual LSWA writing contest

Opportunity to attend the annual LSWA Convention in Natchitoches

Free Bourre lessons

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