High School Sports

Lady Bulldogs head to state

IOTA – It was a fight to the finish but when the smoke had cleared in overtime, the Lady Bulldogs advanced to the Class 3-A state semifinals after Iota earned a 71-64 win over Madison Thursday night.
With the win, the No. 2 Lady Bulldogs will face No. 6 Albany at 8 p.m. Wednesday at Southeastern Louisiana’s University Center in Hammond.
Albany upset No. 3 Winfield, 59-58 to advance to the semifinals.
Iota opened the game with an 19-14 run, sparked by four treys by the Lady Dogs.

Lady Jays travel to No. 8 Ascension Christian

St. Edmund travels to No. 8 Ascension Christian (13-13) at 6:30 p.m. Monday in Gonzales for a Select Division IV regional round contest.
No. 9 St. Edmund (9-17) received a first-round bye as the Lady Jays have earned a playoff spot three of the last four seasons.
The Lady Jays have gone to the playoffs six times in seven years under the direction of head coach Erica Zaunbrecher.
With a victory, the Lady Jays would face either e No. 1 Houma Christian (23-7), No. 17 St. Frederick (3-22) or No. 16 False River (7-17) winner in the quarterfinals.

Jamborees kick off baseball, softball seasons

The annual Perry Pitre Ford baseball jamboree will be held this weekend at both high school fields.
The junior varsity jamboree will be held Friday at Eunice High.
The varsity jamboree is set for Saturday at Blue Jay Field.
Friday’s action begins at 3:30 p.m. when Iota faces Opelousas Catholic.
Teurlings Catholic and Notre Dame meet at 5 p.m. followed by Mamou - Sacred Heart of Ville Platte at 6:30 p.m.
The Eunice High and St. Edmund junior varsity face each other at 8 p.m.
Sacred Heart and Mamou begin Saturday’s games at 10 a.m.at Blue Jay Field.

Playoffs begin for local teams

The LHSAA has dealt with the Non-Select/Select split in the football playoffs for several years.
This year, it includes basketball, softball and baseball.
No. 9 St. Edmund (9-17) received a first-round bye and the Lady Blue Jays will travel to No. 8 Ascension Christian (13-13) at 6:30 p.m. Monday for a Select Division IV regional round contest.
With a victory, the Lady Jays would face the No. 1 Houma Christian (23-7)/No. 17 St. Frederick (3-22) –False River (7-17) winner in the quarterfinals.

Bobcats fall to Panthers in district finale

PINE PRAIRIE – The fourth quarter proved to be the difference Tuesday night as Pine Prairie slipped past the Eunice High Bobcats to claim a 52-49 victory in District 5-3A action at the Panthers gym.
The Bobcats entered the fourth quarter with a 43-37 lead, but couldn’t hold off the Panthers over the final eight minutes of play.
Isaiah Payne sparked the Panthers in the quarter with seven points.
The Bobcats, meanwhile, lost starters Brandon Ndubueze, Deshawn Vigers, and Mykal Moore to fouls.

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