High School Sports

Granger’s legacy will live on

Ross Granger never threw a pitch for LSU Eunice, but he will forever be a Bengal.
“It is our responsibility to make sure his legacy lives on,” LSUE head coach Jeff Willis said. “We put his initals on the jersey and will dedicate his jersey No. 11 to a player that represents the qualities that Ross had.
“It is our opportunity to tell his story to each team,” the coach said. “We want our entire team t strive to be like Ross Granger.”

District 5-3A team released

The Eunice Bobcats finished fifth in district and placed two players on the All District 5-3A team.
Brandon Ndubueze earned first team honors, while Georrein Dupre was named to the All-Defensive team.
Joining Ndubueze on the first team were Northwest’s August Pitre, Darnell Durgin from Pine Prairie, Port Barre’s Christian Andrus and Tyran Jones from Ville Platte.
Pitre was named MVP, while Northwest’s Chris Guillory was voted District coach of the year.

Lady Bobcats repeat as parish champions

There is another trophy to proudly display in the hallway case as the Eunice Lady Bobcats won their fifth straight St. Landry Parish track title Wednesday.
“We have repeated five consecutive years and the girls want to keep it over here,” Lady Bobcat head track coach Andre Vige said.
“I am very proud of what they have accomplished.”
Eunice won the meet with 158.5 points, followed by Opelousas (148), Beau Chene (127), North Central (43), Northwest (43) and Port Barre (12.5).
“It is a pride issue as these girls work hard,” the coach said.

Dreams do come true

At 4:10 p.m. Monday afternoon in Cincinnati, Ohio, the dream will come true for Stuart Turner as he will join his Reds teammates on opening day against the Philadelphia Philles.
But that historic event for the former Eunice High and LSU Eunice standout is no surprise to his former coaches.
“He is the first baseball player from Eunice High to make it to the major league,” EHS head coach Scott Phillips said. “He is very deserving of this opportuntity.
“He has worked hard to get where he is at and it couldn’t happen to a better person.

District 5-1A team selected

After a sixth-place finish in district, the St. Edmund Blue Jays had three players selected to the 2017 All-District 5-1A team.
St. Edmund senior Austin Gradney was named to the All-Defensive team, while Alex Dupre and Carter Andrus were placed on the Honorable Mention list.
First Team selections included three North Central players: Reginald Stoner, Derrick Tezeno and MVP Nikembe Johnson.
Catholic High of Pointe Couppe’s Andrew Lacour and Damian Johnson from False River Academy were also named to the first team.

Pages

Eunice Today

465 Aymond St.
Eunice, LA 70535
Phone: 337-457-3061
Fax: 337-457-3122