High School Sports

Iota’s Breyona Dugai makes a play at first base against Iowa in the opening round of the CLass 3-A playoffs. (Photo submitted by Barry Spears)

Lady Dogs roll in playoff win

IOTA – The No. 10 Iota Lady Bulldogs opened the Class 3-A state softball playoffs with a 14-4 win over No. 23 Iowa.
Iota (23-9) will take on the Kaplan in the regional round.
No. 7 Kaplan (21-7) rolled to a 16-1 win over No. 26 Jennings in the bi-district round.
Iowa (13-19) scored first as Ana Alexander singled and scored on a hit by Ashanti Carter.
The Lady Bulldogs responded with eight runs in the bottom of the first inning Makenzie Droddy reached on an error, while Teri Johnson and Payton DuBose both walked to load the bases.

Mamou’s Madison Fontenot scores the game-winning run in the bottom of the ninth inning behind Port Barre catcher Mackenzie Hebert. (Photo submitted by Rusty Aymond)

Lady Demons slip past Port Barre

MAMOU – It took seven innings before any one scored and then two more to determine a winner.
Mamou’s Madison Fontenot doubled in the bottom of the ninth, advanced on a passed ball and then scored on a bunt by Dacia Richard as the Lady Demons grabbed a 2-1 win over Port Barre.
In the Class 3-A opening round battle between district rivals, No. 18 Port Barre (14-18) outhit No. 15 Mamou 7-4 but couldn’t push a run across until the top of the seventh inning when Mackenzie Hebert doubled and scored on an error.

Eunice, Lady Bears fall in playoff opener

LONGVILLE – The No. 25 seed Lady Bobcats battled No. 8 South Beauregard, but the Lady Knights earned a 3-1 win over Eunice High in the opening round of the Class 3-A softball playoffs.
South Beauregard (25-1) grabbed a 2-0 lead in the bottom of the first inning, begun when Emelie Price walked and scored on a sacrifice fly by Cassie Hutton.
Becca Hayes singled and scored on a hit by Morgan Eaves to push South Beauregard ahead, 2-0.

The Kaplan Lady Pirates and the Pirates each took a team photo with the first place trophy. This is the third year in a row that both teams won the parish title.

Kaplan High 3-peats as parish champs

The Kaplan Pirates and the Lady Pirates took care of business on Wednesday by sweeping the Vermilion Parish Track and Field Meet.
Each school won the meet by at least 20 points.
It is the third year in a row that both the Kaplan boys and girls win the track meet.
In the field events, Rylie Frick got 20 points for Kaplan after winning the discus and shot put. Frick was co-top field athlete on the night.
Things picked up for the Lady Pirates on the track.

PHOTO SUBMITTED
Notre Dame honored its senior tennis players during a recent match. Those honored include, kneeling from left, Peter Nguyen, Cameron Nelson, Patrick Cormier, John Thomas Harrington, Cameron Russell; standing, coach DeAnn Goss, Catherine Gonzalez, Audrey Leonards, Meaghan Thibodeaux, Catherine Cramer and Anna Claire Gossen. Missing from the photo is senior Jacqueline Broussard and coach Bobby Belaire.

Notre Dame qualifies 16 for regional tennis action

A total of 16 players will be representing Notre Dame’s tennis teams at this week’s Division III Regional in Lake Charles.
The 16 men and women qualified at district competition last week. The Pios had an overall league record of 8-4 and the Lady Pios finished the regular season at 7-5.
The Notre Dame squads will begin regional action today at the Lake Charles Racquet Club. The tournament wraps up on Wednesday with the top eight singles and doubles teams advancing to the state tournament, which will be held at the ULM Tennis Center in Monroe beginning on April 23.

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