High School Sports

Trojans bounce Blue Jays

VILLE PLATTE – Sacred Heart of Ville Platte dominated the series against rival St. Edmund as the Trojans ended the Blue Jays’ season in the opening round of the LHSAA Division IV playoffs.
After holding St. Edmund to two hits in a 7-4 win over the Jays, Sacred Heart cruised to a 13-1 victory to clinch the series.
Sacred Heart will travel to top-seed Ouachita Christian for the quarterfinals set to begin at 5 p.m. Friday.
The Trojans exploded for four runs in the first inning, begun when Wesley Launey led off with a walk and scored on a hit by Garrett Fontenot.

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Trojans clip Blue Jays, 7-4

VILLE PLATTE – Sacred Heart of Ville Platte grabbed the momentum over rival St. Edmund as the Trojans grabbed a 7-4 victory in the opening game of the LHSAA Division IV best-of-three series.
St. Edmund threatened early as the Blue Jays loaded the bases in the top of the first inning.
Jack Miller singled to open the game and Carter Lejeune followed with a bunt, while Dawson Ardoin was hit by a pitch with two outs.
Trojan pitcher Drew Bordelon forced a ground out to end the Blue Jay rally.

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Locals shine in regionals

ABBEVILLE – Eunice High sent several athletes to the upcoming state track championships after strong regional performances.
Lady Cat Leah Walker won the 100 meters with a time of 12.71, while teammate A’Mya Johnwell finished third (13.02).
Walker also won the 200 meters with a time of 26.21 and was named Most Outstanding Performer for the LHSAA Region II Class 3-A meet held Wednesday
Johnwell, Shanyia Toussaint, Zakayla Citizen and Walker combined to win the 4x100-meter relay with a time of 50.37.

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Next stop: state semifinals

Their Cinderella seasons continue as District 5-3A rivals Mamou and Church Point advance to the LHSAA state softball semifinals at Frasch Park in Sulphur.
No. 20 Church Point earned a 3-2 win over No, 5 Kaplan in the quarterfinals, while No. 7 Mamou rolled to an 11-1 road win over No. 10 Sterlington.
Church Point (18-13) will take on top-seed Brusly (32-2) at 1:30 p.m. Friday, while Mamou (19-8) will face No. 3 Caldwell Parish (24-5).

Jays face Trojans in opener

The No. 9 St. Edmund Blue Jays open the LHSAA Division IV baseball playoffs Thursday at No. 8 Sacred Heart of Ville Platte.
The winner of the best-of-three series will advance to face either top-seed Ouachita Christian or No. 16 St. Martin’s Episcopal.
If today’s expected rain forces a schedule change, the games will be moved to 4:30 p.m. Friday with a double header on Saturday.
In the first round of the Class 3-A playoffs, No. 5 Iota jumped out to an rolled to a 13-0 lead as the Bulldogs earned a 13-3 win over No. 28 Bogalusa.

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