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Bobcats advance to quarterfinals

LORANGER – Eunice High and Loranger completed their best of three-game regional this past week as the Bobcats grabbed two wins to earn a trip to South Beauregard in a quarterfinal Class 3-A Regional round.
Games are scheduled for a 6 p.m. start today and will continue on Friday with a doubleheader to determine which team will advance to the semifinal round.
South Beauregard earned 7-, 6-3 sweep over Eumice in the 2017 regional round of the playoffs.

Trojans clip Blue Jays, 7-4

VILLE PLATTE – Sacred Heart of Ville Platte grabbed the momentum over rival St. Edmund as the Trojans grabbed a 7-4 victory in the opening game of the LHSAA Division IV best-of-three series.
St. Edmund threatened early as the Blue Jays loaded the bases in the top of the first inning.
Jack Miller singled to open the game and Carter Lejeune followed with a bunt, while Dawson Ardoin was hit by a pitch with two outs.
Trojan pitcher Drew Bordelon forced a ground out to end the Blue Jay rally.

Locals shine in regionals

ABBEVILLE – Eunice High sent several athletes to the upcoming state track championships after strong regional performances.
Lady Cat Leah Walker won the 100 meters with a time of 12.71, while teammate A’Mya Johnwell finished third (13.02).
Walker also won the 200 meters with a time of 26.21 and was named Most Outstanding Performer for the LHSAA Region II Class 3-A meet held Wednesday
Johnwell, Shanyia Toussaint, Zakayla Citizen and Walker combined to win the 4x100-meter relay with a time of 50.37.

Next stop: state semifinals

Their Cinderella seasons continue as District 5-3A rivals Mamou and Church Point advance to the LHSAA state softball semifinals at Frasch Park in Sulphur.
No. 20 Church Point earned a 3-2 win over No, 5 Kaplan in the quarterfinals, while No. 7 Mamou rolled to an 11-1 road win over No. 10 Sterlington.
Church Point (18-13) will take on top-seed Brusly (32-2) at 1:30 p.m. Friday, while Mamou (19-8) will face No. 3 Caldwell Parish (24-5).

Bobcats rally past Red Devils

Eunice senior shortstop Austin Phillips hit a walk-off single with two outs in the bottom of the seventh as the Bobcats rallied for a 5-4 win over Port Barre in the Bi-District round of the Class 3-A baseball playoffs.
Eunice will travel to No. 6 Loranger (20-12) Friday for a a best-of-three game regional series.
The Wolves defeated Jewell Sumner 15-5 to open the playoffs.
The Bobcats fell behind in the first inning as the Red Devils scored three runs against Eunice starting pitcher Grant Fonteno.

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