Sports

Lady Bengals win fifth championship

CLINTON, Mississippi – The LSU Eunice Lady Bengals won their fifth national championship with a dramatic 8-7 win over top-ranked Jones County Junior College Saturday at Traceway Park.
Emily Henderson scored the game winning run when she advanced on a squeeze bunt by Haley Godeaux and the Lady Bengals’ celebration began.
Darby Bishop singled to open the inning and pinch runner Abby Trahan tied the game when she scored on a wild pitch.

St. Edmund honors athletes

The annual St. Edmund athletic banquet was held Monday at the Northwest Community Center.
Lucy Brown was named Miss Blue Jay, while Peter Miller was selected as Mr. Blue Jay.
Miller also received the Joe Nagata Memorial Award.
Allison Lafleur and Austin Gradney were given the Jerry Hoffpauir Memorial Award.
All athletes, cheerleaders, dance team and other support groups were recognized at the banquet.
Peter Miller and Jack Brown were named football captains.

Nine Lady Jays land on 5-1A team

All four District 5-1A team earned spots in the LHSAA Division IV state softball playoffs.
Catholic High of Pointe Coupee (17-9, 6-0) rolled to the disrict championship and the Lady Hornets grabbed wins over district rival No. 15 Westminster Christian Academy (4-13, 0-6) and No. 7 St. Mary’s before falling 8-0 in the state semifinals to eventual state runners-up Cedar Creek.
No. 4 seed False River Academy (19-10, 3-3) grabbed a 18-3 regional round win win over Highland Baptist before falling 12-2 to Central Catholic of Morgan City.

EHS’ Poullard grabs third at state meet

BATON ROUGE – Eunice High’s Malik Poullard earned a medal at the LHSAA CLass 3-A track meet Saturday with a 44-8.25 leap in the triple jump.
Bobcat Javondre Edwards finished fourth in the hurdles with time of 15.47.
Avery Lee was sixth in the javelin with a throw of 154-03.
The Lady Bobcats finished fourth in the 4x100 meter relay as Jyhreh Johnson, Kiara Whitem Shanyia Toussaint and A;Mya Johnwell combined for a time of 1:47.48.
Johnwell finished seventh in the 100 meters with a time of 13.13.

Five Lady Cats land on 5-3A team

Five of the six teams in District 5-3A earned a spot in the 2-17 softball playoffs.
District champions Pine Prairie advanced all the way to the semifinals of the state tournament at Frasch Park in Sulphur.
The Lady Panthers (28-9, 10-0) opened with a 15-0 win over district rival Northwest (6-10. 2-8) and then grabbed an 11-1 win over Buckeye and a 7-2 victory over Winnfield.
Pine Prairie’s season ended with a 4-0 loss to eventual state runners-up Brusly.

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