High School Sports

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2019 top prep athletes named

Their high school careers will be remembered for their accomplishments as stellar athletes and quality individuals.
The Eunice News 2019 Athletes of the Year are Eunice High’s Stacie White and Carlin Vigers long with St. Edmund’s Avery McGee and Brad Miller.
All four were nominated by their respective athletic directors as their school’s top athletes.
Avery Jade McGee, the daughter of Paige Pitre McGee and Donald Wesley McGee, was a member of the St. Ed’s cross country team for six years and was on the track team for four years.

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Blue Jays return to District 5-1A

After earning back-to-back District 4-1A titles, St. Edmund is moving to a new district with a new head football coach.
For the next two years, the Blue Jays will compete in District 5-1A against familiar foes that include Catholic High of Pointe Coupee, North Central, Opelousas Catholic, Sacred Heart of Ville Platte and Westminster Christian Academy.
Andy Hargroder spent three seasons with the Blue Jays, (2016-2018) and faced this district his first year at SEH.

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Basile looking for District 4-1A title

District 4-1A will remain an eight-team football district but without two familiar names.
Two-time district champions St. Edmund has moved to District 5-1A and South Cameron has dropped football for the forseable future.
Newcomers East Beauregard and Gueydan join Basile, Elton, Grand Lake, Hamilton Christian, Merryville and Oberlin for the next two seasons.
Basile went 8-2 in the regular season and finished 6-1 in district play.
The Bearcats opened the playoffs with a 56-8 win over Tensas and then rolled to a 63-40 win over Montgomery.

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Bulldogs, Bears favorites in 5-3A title race

Last football season, Iota went 10-0 in the regular season, beating rivals Church Point and Eunice High en route to the District 5-3A title.
The Bulldogs advanced to the semifinals but fell to Sterlington.
Church Point defeated Eunice High but the Bears fell to Sterlington in the second round.
Eunice finished second in the district race, but then went on to earn the Class 3-A title with a 59-47 victory over Sterlington.

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Shiver era begins at St. Ed’s

A Blue Jay has returned to the nest.
James Shiver has been named the athletic director and head football coach at St. Edmund.
Shiver, 42, is the 16th head football coach for St. Ed’s, replacing Andy Hargroder (23-11) who helped lead the Blue Jays to two consecutive district titles in his three seasons at the helm.
Shiver is a member of the SEH Class of 1994 and wants the Blue Jay pride to continue in every sport
“I knew the heart of a Blue Jay,” Shiver said. ”I know the will to win is there.”

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