High School Sports

Austin Manuel, a 2018 graduate of Church Point High School, has signed to play baseball at LSU Alexandria. Seated, from left, are LSUA head baseball coach Steven Adams, Austin Manuel and his parents, Holly and Steven Manuel. Standing, from left, are Church Point High coaches Bill Gianfala, Jared Carrier and John Arceneaux. (Photo by Claudette Olivier/The Church Point News)

Manuel signs with LSUA

Austin Manuel, a 2018 graduate of Church Point High School, has signed to play baseball at LSU Alexandria. Seated, from left, are LSUA head baseball coach Steven Adams, Austin Manuel and his parents, Holly and Steven Manuel. Standing, from left, are Church Point High coaches Bill Gianfala, Jared Carrier and John Arceneaux. (Photo by Claudette Olivier/The Church Point News)

Eunice Bobcat first baseman Grant Fontenot waits for the ball during play against Breaux Bridge Thursday at LSUE. The Bobcats lost the late night game 14-5. (Submitted photo)

Bobcats defeat Gators

The Eunice Bobcats scored five runs in the first inning on their way to a 14-4 victory over the Beau Chene Gators in baseball action Thursday at the LSU-Eunice Tournament.
With one out in the first inning and Jaheim Mitchell on first base, Grant Fontenot drove a pitch into right-center field for a triple. Tyler Darbonne singled to score Fontenot before Luke Andrepont singled to continue the inning. Dylan Darbonne drew a walk and Deondre Courville followed with a run-scoring single to give the Cats a 5-0 lead.

Peyton Marcantel

St. Ed’s Marcantel is on Class 1-A All-State team

Cedar Creek’s Katelin Cooper suited up for one of the state’s premier high school softball programs, while Landon Leblanc helped return St. John baseball to its past glory.For their efforts, the duo received the Louisiana Sports Writers Association’s top individual honors in Class 1A.
Cooper was selected as the Most Valuable Player after leading Cedar Creek to back-to-back Division IV softball championships.
She batted .485 and hit 16 home runs for the Lady Cougars, who captured their third state title in the past five years.

Faize Mahfouz, shown in a 1953 photo, has been inducted into the Eunice High School Sports Hall of Fame. (Eunice High yearbook photo)

Mahfouz inducted into Eunice High Sports Hall of Fame

A man who never won a state championship was the first high school coach inducted into the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame.
Mahfouz has now been inducted into the Eunice High Sports Hall of Fame.
Mahfouz joins Dana Jenkins in receiving the honor.
Faize Mahfouz, a 1939 graduate of Bolton High School played quarterback on Louisiana Normal teams coached by Harry “Rags” Turpin.

Josh Youngblood

Jayden Brasseaux

Tyler Darbonne

Bobcats’ Youngblood, Brasseaux earn Class 3A All-State first team honors

One player who delivered strikes and another whose specialty was catching them lead the Louisiana Sports Writers Association’s Class 3A All-State baseball and softball teams.
Iota High junior pitcher Hunter Wriborg is the 3A Most Valuable Player for baseball, while North Vermilion High senior catcher Kaylee Lopez is the 3A MVP for softball.

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