High School Sports

2017 prep football schedules released

Every team has high hopes heading into the football season with the plan to win their respective districts and make a deep run in the playoffs.
Eunice (6-5, 4-1) finished second in District 5-3A behind Northwest last season.
The Bobcats open the season at home Sept. 1 against Opelousas (2-8 in 2016) as the Tigers open the Doug Guillory era.
Eunice then entertains rival Jennings (11-2) as the Bulldogs advanced to the Class 3-A quarterfinals last season.

Word of Life’s Bishop Mike Guillory shoots a free throw during the Leaders Building Leaders basketball game.

Kevin McFarlain looks to pass the ball during the Leaders Building Leaders game.

Word Ministries pastor Caleb Simien dribbles the ball down the court.

The Eunice pastors and police team members meet in the middle of the court after the game.

Leaders join for basketball tourney

Numerous ministers and police officers battled on the basketball court Tuesday night at the New Zion Baptist Church.
But the clash of teams was a sign of unity with the Leaders Building Leaders basketball charity basketball game trying to build a bridge of repect in the Eunice community.
Rev. Neil Citizen, one of the organizers of the event said the town needs to come together to improve its future.

2017 top athletes named

Their high school acerres are over but they will be remembered for their accompishments as stellar athletes and quality individuals.
The Eunice News Athletes of the Year are Eunice High’s Jyhreh Johnson and Georrien Dupre along with St. Edmund’s Lucy Brown and Peter Miller.
All four were nominated by their respective athletic directors as their school’s top athletes.
Both Brown, St. Edmund’s valedictorian and Johnson, Eunice High co-valedictorian, earned the recognition as Academic All-State athletes.

Bobcats down Rayne, 10-5

The Eunice Bobcats captured a 10-5 decision over the Rayne Wolves in Metro League action Tuesday at Bobcat Field.
Rayne scored two runs in the top of the first inning against Eunice starting pitcher Jessi Linch, but the Cats tied the game with two runs in the bottom of the first inning.
Austin Phillips drew a walk for the Cats and Grant Fontenot was hit by a pitch to lead off the inning.
Phillips stole third base and scored when Tyler Darbonne grounded into a fielders’ choice.

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