High School Sports

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2020 top prep athletes named

Their high school careers will be remembered for their accomplishments as stellar athletes and quality individuals.
The Eunice News 2020 Athletes of the Year are Eunice High’s Leah Walker and Jordan Oglesby along with St. Edmund’s Kinsley Marcantel and Alex Dupre.
All four were nominated by their respective athletic directors as their school’s top senior athletes.
Leah DeNaye Walker
The school year didn’t end the way anyone wanted to, especially for Leah Walker.

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LaGrange joins SEH softball

By Tom Dodge
Sports Editor
The St. Edmund Lady Jays have a new head softball coach as Lacy LaGrange has been appointed to lead the program.
“I first saw the Lady Jays play when Centerville faced them in a softball tournament in 2018,” she said. “I saw the talent these girls had and they carried themselves as a team.
“When they offered me the job a month or two ago, it was easy to say yes,” she said.
St. Edmund won back-to-back district titles in 2018 and 2019.

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Vige named Bobcat head coach

When Paul Trosclair told Eunice High principal Mitch Fontenot about his decision to retire, the talk then moved to the future direction of the Bobcat football program.
“I talked to the superintendent and Coach Trosclair about the next steps,” Fontenot said. “It’s so late in summer and every thing is so crazy concerning the virus that I decided not open the position right now.

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EHS’ Paul Trosclair retires

In 1995, Paul Trosclair replaced the legendary Johnny Bourque, whose Eunice High team had captured the 1983 state championship.
Fast forward to 2020 and now Trosclair is retiring with his own 2018 championship ring to cap his storied career.
Trosclair was diagnosed with multiple myeloma cancer and began chemotherapy treatments for in 2014.
When COVID-19 invaded the state, the coach was forced to watch his program from a distance.
A recent visit with his doctor in Houston resulted in the decision that the risk of contracting the corona virus was just too high.

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Fontenot: a coach, father, friend

He was a coach before he was a father, but both are combined to make Wayne Fontenot who he is today.
A 1990 graduate of Eunice High, Fontenot returned to be a part of the Bobcat Nation in 2015.
Fontenot is the head coach of both women’s volleyball and basketball teams and also teaches biology at Eunice High.
He is also an assistant coach in both football and baseball where he could spend time with his sons.
“I knew I wanted to be a coach since my junior year of high school,” Fontenot said.
“Coach Clarence Merricks had a major part of my decision.

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