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Bears hungry for District 5-3A title

CHURCH POINT –When you face all four teams that advanced to the Class 3-A state semifinals, you know you had a tough schedule.
That’s exactly what the Church Point last season as the Bears beat Kaplan (30-24 and Eunice (22-20) but lost to Iota (15-12) for the district title and Sterlington (57-56) in the second round of the playoffs.
With Class 3-A state champion Eunice moving up to 4-A, the Bears could be one of the favorites to battle for the district title this season.

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Starks, Bengals ready for second season

As LSU Eunice enters its second season of mens basketball, Bengal head coach Byron Starks is excited about the possibilites.
“I feel like the first year was a good year,” Starks said. “We are looking for to an even better season this second year.”
The Bengals finished 14-15 overall and 4-5 in Louisiana Community College Athletic Conference play.
“We had a group of young men who came in and did an outstanding job as they laid a foundation,” the coach said.

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Collins named LSUE softball coach

LSU Eunice has named Meghan Collins as the third head softball coach in program history, athletic director Jeff Willis announced on Tuesday.
Collins' hiring is pending approval by the LSU Board of Supervisors.
“Coach Collins stood out among an impressive candidate pool thanks to her credentials and overall passion for the coaching profession,” LSU Eunice athletic director Jeff Willis said.
“Her entire coaching career has centered in the Gulf Coast, and her relationships and reputation as a recruiter, both state wide and regionally, really stood out.”

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2019 top prep athletes named

Their high school careers will be remembered for their accomplishments as stellar athletes and quality individuals.
The Eunice News 2019 Athletes of the Year are Eunice High’s Stacie White and Carlin Vigers long with St. Edmund’s Avery McGee and Brad Miller.
All four were nominated by their respective athletic directors as their school’s top athletes.
Avery Jade McGee, the daughter of Paige Pitre McGee and Donald Wesley McGee, was a member of the St. Ed’s cross country team for six years and was on the track team for four years.

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Blue Jays return to District 5-1A

After earning back-to-back District 4-1A titles, St. Edmund is moving to a new district with a new head football coach.
For the next two years, the Blue Jays will compete in District 5-1A against familiar foes that include Catholic High of Pointe Coupee, North Central, Opelousas Catholic, Sacred Heart of Ville Platte and Westminster Christian Academy.
Andy Hargroder spent three seasons with the Blue Jays, (2016-2018) and faced this district his first year at SEH.

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