Sports

Lady Cats win playoff thriller

The No. 14 Lady Bobcats and the No. 19 Avoyelles Lady Mustangs literally fought to the last second in the Thursday’s Class 3-A bi-district game held at the Eunice High gym.
Eunice’s Shania Malveaux’s two free throws in the final seconds that lifted the Lady Bobcats to a 51-48 victory.
It was the first playoff win for the Lady Cats in their fourth playoff game in EHS history.
“We haven’t quit all year and we are going to give it all we have from start to finish,” Eunice head coach Wayne Fontenot said as the fans celebrated with the team.

Jamboree begins baseball season

The annual Perry Pitre Ford baseball jamboree will be held this weekend at both Bobcat Field and Blue Jay Field.
The junior varsity games will be held Friday at both locations.
At St. Edmund, Opelousas Catholic and Sacred Heart of Ville Platte will start at 3:30 p.m.
OC will then face Notre Dame at 4:45 p.m.
SHVP will take on St. Edmund at 6 p.m., while the host Blue Jays will face Notre Dame at 7:15 p.m.
At Eunice High, Mamou and Iota are set to begin at 3:30 p.m., followed by Iota versus Ascension Episcopal at 4:45 p.m.

Girls playoffs begin Thursday

Eight local teams begin the girls basketball playoffs today with the hopes of beginning the trek to the state tournament in Alexandria.
In Class 3-A, No. 14 Eunice (17-10) will entertain No. 19 Avoyelles (21-9) at 6:30 p.m. today.
This is third time the Lady Bobcats have earned a playoff berth.
The last time the Lady Bobcats made the playoffs was in 2014 against Class 4-A Ellender.
The first time EHS earned a playoff berth was in 2005 when the 17-9 Lady Cats faced Bastrop.
No. 30 Church Point (10-16) will visit District 5-3A rival Northwest (26-3).

Eunice High’s Brody Gaspard, sitting, signed a national letter of intent to play football at Louisiana College on Wednesday. Joining Gaspard is from left, EHS principal Mitch Fontenot, mother Jill Casteel and EHS athletic director Paul Trosclair.

Gaspard signs with Wildcats

From Bobcat to Wildcat.
When Eunice High’s Brody Gaspard signed his national letter of intent to play football at Louisiana College on Wednesday, he changed from one feline mascot to another.
“I like the atmosphere there,” Gaspard said of LC. “Plus it is really big on education.”
Gaspard plans to major in keneisology and become an athletic trainer.
The defensive lineman said the Eunice High coaches taught him a good work ethic, persistence and to never give up.

St. Ed’s, Warriors grab split

The Lady Jays earned a key District 4-1A win Tuesday as St. Edmund rolled to a 64-25 victory over Hamilton Christian.
With the win, No. 15 Lady Jays improve to 10-15 overall and 7-6 in district.
St. Edmund closes the regular season Friday night at home against No. 3 Merryville (20-6, 12-0).
The Lady Jays jumped out to a 23-3 first quarter lead, sparked by eight points from Gabby Fontenot and seven points by Abby Miller.

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