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LSUE advances to title game

CLINTON, Mississippi – In a battle between NJCAA Division II powerhouses LSUE and Phoenix, the top-ranked Lady Bengals grabbed a 2-1 win Friday to advance to Saturday’s championship game at Traceway Park in Clinton, Mississippi.
Jensen Howell earned the complete-game win as she limited the Lady Bears to three hits with three strikouts and no walks.
Lady Bengal Kelci Bodin ripped a solo home run, her tenth of the season, to give LSUE a 1-0 lead in the bottom of the first inning of the semifinals.

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Bobcat trio signs with Bayou Prep

The chance to continue their football careers came Tuesday when Eunice High seniors Avrey Lee, Jordan Ledet and Carlin Vigers signed with the Bayou Prep Gators.
“It is really a blessing to get this opportunity,” Lee, the All-District first team linebacker, said. “I worked hard for four years to get this point.”
Lee was the Class 3-A title game MVP as he gained 87 yards and scored a touchdown, while throwing for two more scores, he will play linebacker with the Gators.

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Bengals turn dirt on soccer field

History was made Wednesday at LSU Eunice s a ground breaking ceremony was held for the construction of the soccer fields.
“This is an exciting time for us,” LSUE chancellor Kimberly Russell told the crowd. “This new soccer complex will be completed Oct. 1 and will serve the LSUE campus and our region for many years to come.
Russell said the new complex will not only support the LSUE men’s and women’s teams, but it will also benefit the community and region.

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Moving on up to the next level

Six LSU Eunice sophomores are continuing their softball careers at the next level.
NJCAA All-American Mima Doucet is heading to Southeastern Louisiana University along with teammate Emily Henderson.
Doucet was also named to the NFCA NJCAA Division II as she becomes just the sixth LSUE softball student-athlete to receive a first-team nomination by both the NJCAA and NFCA.
As the Lady Bengal third baseman, Doucet lead the team and nation in doubles with 29.
That mark also broke the LSUE single-season record set by fellow Notre Dame alum Taylor Simon in 2013.

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Jeff Willis, athletic director and head baseball coach, speaks at a Eunice Board of Aldermen's meeting on Tuesday. (Photo by Harlan Kirgan)

LSUE Bengals get a hometown hurrah

The LSUE baseball and softball teams were recognized for their successful seasons at Tuesday’s Eunice Board of Aldermen’s meeting.
Jeff Willis, athletic director and head baseball coach, said he appreciated the city’s support that included escorts in and out of Eunice by police, marshals and firefighters.
The baseball team won its sixth NJCAA Division II national title. The softball team finished fourth in Division II and has won five national titles.
“It is very exciting to see young people that have a goal at hand then reach that goal,” Willis said.

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