It's been a year of firsts for the Bastrop Lady Rams' soccer side, which won its first game, won its first district game, scored multiple goals in a game for the first time and played its first home game during the recently-completed season.
The Lady Rams achieved another first earlier this week when Aneatria Watson and Makyla Crossley were named to the LHSAA's Division II Academic All-State girls soccer team.
Watson has a 3.96 grade point average, while Crossley carries a 3.75 gpa.
Also making the team from District II were Kaitlyn Minchew, Kaylie Owens, Hannah Waller, Brianna Castaldi and Kristyn Wakefield of West Ouachita. Minchew, Owens and Waller all have perfect 4.0 gpas. Castaldia has maintained a 3.76, while Wakefield stands at 3.65.
SHARNICE BROOKS has played in 26 of ULM's 29 games this season. Playing an average of 7.4 minutes, the former Bastrop Lady Rams' season line shows 2.6 points and 1.4 rebounds per game. She is second on the team with 23 blocked shots. ULM will play Florida Atlantic on Friday at noon in the first round of the Sun Belt Conference Tournament.
On the men's side of the Sun Belt Conference Tournament bracket, the Warhawks are matched against Western Kentucky on Friday at 8 p.m.
Both the men's and women's tournaments are being played in Hot Springs, Ark.
BASEBALL SIGNEE: Sterlington center fielder Taylor Lockwood signed a letter-of-intent to attend LSU-Shreveport on a baseball scholarship Wednesday morning.
A 4.0 student in his fourth year as a starter, Lockwood has played all three outfield positions during his career with the Panthers. He was also a three-year starter in football as a quarterback and running back.
WARHAWK WEEKEND: A variety of activities and festivities are scheduled for March 22-24 as part of ULM Warhawk Weekend.
Leading off the events, the ULM baseball team will play Sun Belt Conference rival Troy on Friday at 6 p.m. The series concludes with games on Saturday at 4 p.m. and Sunday at 1 p.m.
Browse on the Bayou, which offers high school juniors and seniors an opportunity to visit the campus, will mark the start of a busy Saturday from 7:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Pre-registration is required and is being conducted at www.ulm.edu/browse/index.html.
Sand volleyball games will be played all day on the ULM sand volleyball courts.
The La'Louisianne crawfish boil will be held from 12:30-2:30 p.m. in the south endzone of Malone Stadium. In case of rain, the event will be moved to the Anna Gray Noe Alumni Center. Admission is $25.
ULM's Maroon and Gold spring football game kicks off at 1 p.m. Admission is free. After the game, ULM football players will take part in an autograph session, starting at approximately 2:30 p.m.